The next morning, Lin Shicheng set out on a journey to the Watermoon Mountain Villa. Everyone was waiting, hoping that he would bring back the good news. Only Lin Feng remained indifferent!
It was already evening when Lin Shicheng still had not returned. As usual, Lin Feng had rested early, while the others were still waiting.
In the middle of the night, Lin Feng was awakened by the sound of rain. He slowly sat up, put on his coat and went to the window.
"I wonder if father is back yet?" Opening the window, Lin Feng muttered to himself. Although he said that he did not care, but how could his heart be as relaxed as what he said!
"Ai!" Looking out the window at the fine drizzle, Lin Feng sighed and closed the window. He then lay down on the bed again, unable to sleep for a long time.
At this time, the Iron Sword Villa had already been refreshed as if they had been washed clean. "Hua la la la" sounds came from outside and the rain seemed to have grown heavier.
Lin Feng rubbed his sleepy eyes, stretched, and yawned. He then began to do what he had to do every morning: putting on his clothes, washing his face and then opening the door to take a deep breath of fresh air.
After doing all of this, he looked up at the sky and said with infinite emotion, "If people are happy and sad, does the heavens have these feelings as well? Otherwise, how can they divide into sunny, cloudy, and rainy days. And now, are you venting your sorrows? What can you do after crying?"
After he finished speaking, his expression turned into one of confusion. He stared blankly at the rain and became lost in thought, just like an old man late in the evening. He gave off an indescribable feeling of vicissitudes of life.
"Young Master, so you've already woken up?" Lin Feng came back to his senses and looked towards the source of the voice. He saw Xiao Yun, dressed in a green robe, walking towards them. He smiled and said, "That's right. Get up early and sleep early. Did the Madam order you to wake me up?"
Xiao Yun shook her head. "No, Second Madam told me to come over at any time. I only came over for the first time. Since young master has woken up, I will instruct the kitchen to prepare the meal."
Lin Feng nodded his head and asked again, "By the way, has Master come back yet?" Xiao Yun nodded honestly. "She came back at dinner time and went to the Pill Assembly Pavilion early in the morning. She and the two madams and the three misses have been gone for a long time. Aside from the three misses who occasionally come out to fetch some things, the master and his wife have never left their house."
Lin Feng could not help but say in doubt, "I remember that pavilion has not been used for a long time, and it seems to be empty. What were they doing there? Could it be that father got some medicine from uncle and came back to refine it? Wasn't the medicine from two days ago useless? "No, I have to go take a look."
He then ordered, "Xiao Yun, go and prepare breakfast. I'll go over to take a look. Let's go down." "Yes." Xiao Yun responded, then left.
After a while, he arrived in front of a small loft. As soon as he arrived at the roof, he could smell a strange medicinal fragrance that made him feel refreshed. Just as he was about to push open the door and enter, he saw Lin Xiangxue coming up the stairs with a box in her hand.
Lin Feng hurriedly greeted, "Big Sis, good morning." Lin Xiangxue glanced at him and said, "Why are you here? Why are you up so early? Why don't you sleep a little more?"
Lin Feng laughed, "Aren't you two even earlier? I heard from Xiao Yun that you guys came here early in the morning, and that this' Pill Gathering Pavilion 'has been empty for a long time, what are you all doing here? "
Lin Xiangxue waved the box in her hands and said with a smile, "I'm refining medicine, I'm making you a painkiller!" Lin Feng frowned in confusion, "Pain medicine? I didn't even try if it was from my uncle's house yesterday, how can you all be so sure that it can stop the pain?
"It will definitely work," Lin Xiangxue said with absolute certainty. "We're refining that thousand-year Snow Ginseng with some other medicine."
Lin Feng frowned even more, "You guys are actually practicing that ginseng. Didn't you already try it out? There's no effect. You guys are wasting your time and energy."
Lin Xiangxue shook her head helplessly, and patiently explained, "Little brother, don't be so resistant, it might not have any effect on your illness, but you should know how effective it is in relieving pain. If you don't have the roots, can you make sure you can drink five bowls of wine?"
Lin Feng was speechless. Indeed, the reason why he drank so much wine without an illness was because of the roots of the snow ginseng. Now that he thought about it, this snow ginseng should be of some use.
Seeing how Lin Feng's heart seemed to waver, Lin Xiangxue hurriedly added, "Uncle said that although this ginseng can't cure your illness, it can relieve the pain. We can refine it into a pill, and if you eat it regularly, then you won't have to suffer any more."
"Really?" After Lin Feng heard this, he glanced at her doubtfully. Lin Xiangxue said with an excited smile, "Really? Little brother, do you not believe what Uncle said? You don't have to suffer anymore in the future. It's really great. Didn't you always want to go out and play?
"Really." Zhao Zixuan had been right all along, so Lin Feng believed him 90% of the time. He could not hide the excitement in his heart as he said urgently, "Then take me there quickly."
Lin Xiangxue nodded and said, "Alright, come with me." After saying that, she pushed the door open and entered the room. It was still empty, with only a bookshelf and two tables in the room. There was no sign of Lin Shicheng and the others.
"Eldest young mistress, this …" Lin Feng looked curiously at Lin Xiangxue. She only smiled mysteriously and walked to the bookshelf. Unknowingly, she touched the bookshelf and it unexpectedly moved to the side, revealing a passage.
Lin Xiangxue turned her head to look at the stunned Lin Feng and said with a smile, "Don't just stand there. Follow me in." "Oh, oh." Lin Feng came back to his senses and quickly followed Lin Xiangxue.
Lin Xiangxue said as she walked, "If it wasn't for the alchemy this time, I wouldn't have known that there was a secret passage here. It seems like our home isn't that simple."
"Our family is the most famous of the Four Great Academies, how could it be so simple?" Hearing that there was hope for him, Lin Feng's mood was elated. He didn't feel uncomfortable accompanying Lin Xiangxue as they walked along the dark secret passageway while laughing and talking.
The passageway gradually came to an end. Lin Xiangxue pressed another switch, and a door appeared on the left of the passageway. There was even a ray of light coming out from the door, and the two of them entered the stone door.
As soon as he entered, he saw a large cauldron placed in the middle of the room for alchemy. Above the cauldron, there was a small cylinder protruding from the top. There were even wisps of green and white smoke emitting from it.
Lin Feng looked around and discovered that Lin Xiangnan was actually adding firewood beneath the cauldron. Lin Niannan was helping out from the side while the aunt and the aunt were picking up the herbs and putting them into the cauldron. Lin Xiangxue glanced at Lin Feng before also going over to busy herself.
When Lin Feng saw this scene, he could not help but feel a pang of sadness in his heart. These were all beauties that were raised with nobility, but now they were doing all the work that these servants would do for their own sake. He did not expect himself to be so important to them.
Lin Shicheng, his own father and the head of the manor, was now pulling on his bellows, sweating profusely. Lin Feng suppressed his excitement and slowly walked up to his father, calling out, "Father!"
Lin Shicheng lifted his head and wiped the sweat off his forehead, asking in surprise, "Why are you here?" Lin Feng sniffed and tried his best to keep his tone calm as he said, "I …" "She came in with Big Sis. She said that you guys were refining medicine, so I came in to take a look."
"Oh." Lin Shicheng nodded, then pulled up the bellows and said, "The medicine is almost ready. You can go out and wait." Lin Feng, however, had no intentions of leaving. He rolled up his sleeves and said, "Dad, let me help you pull the bellows."
Lin Shicheng quickly stopped him, "You can't do it. Father burned the fire with his internal energy, so you can't help him out here. Hurry up and get out. Just wait outside."
Lin Feng could not do anything but retreat to the side. Looking at the busy figures in front of him, he could not help but wipe them away with tears in his eyes. Afraid that they would find out, he quickly left the secret room.