Qiang Yan waved. “There’s no need to worry about that. I do not have the recipe with me but I know somebody who has it. It’s just a matter of bringing it here.”
The God of Medicine raised his brows. It seemed the God of War had come prepared. “Well, then you should first organize the ingredients and the recipe. How much the compensation is will depend on how difficult that recipe is to follow. Anyway, I doubt you’ll have difficulties getting what the Temple of Medicine wants in return.”
Qiang Yan nodded. Indeed, this shouldn’t be a problem. As one of the major gods of the Nine Heavens, there weren’t many things he lacked. And even if it was something that needed to be organized first, it wouldn’t be too difficult. After all, this was only a pill for a mortal. The difficulty of refining it should be much lesser than that of refining a pill for a god. “Then I thank you for your help in advance. I will go and organize everything immediately.”
The God of Medicine got up and accompanied Qiang Yan to the door. “You know where to find me. You can also go and ask anybody else in the Temple to appraise the recipe for you.”
Qiang Yan gave another nod. “Then I won’t disturb you any longer and be on my way.” He bowed and then left the Temple, returning to his own palace. He couldn’t help but tremble when he thought of what he had to do now. Ah, it hadn’t been a problem to talk with Bai Mu before. Well, at the very least, Nie Huang had been there when things got awkward. But now, he was still as nervous as he had been before. Most likely, he would need a long time to get rid of the feeling. Well, he couldn’t expect them to be familiar with each other right of the bat.
He took out the transmission stone and looked at it blankly, trying to imagine how this conversation would go. Bai Mu should be happy that he had found someone to refine the pill, shouldn’t he? But … This type of happiness, would it hold? Or would this just make things even more awkward?
He owed Bai mu a lot and it did make him feel somewhat strange to think about it. He didn’t want for Bai Mu to think that he also owed him something. But considering that they weren’t familiar yet and that Bai Mu probably didn’t see him as part of his family, he might indeed feel like that.
Well, that was something they would need to figure out afterward. For now, it was more important to have the pill refined for Nie Huang. After all, the longer they waited the more pressing the matter would get. She would still need to learn how to cultivate and then reach a high enough stage, after all.
Just when he wanted to imbue his spiritual energy to contact Bai Mu, a light knock sounded from the door. Qiang Yan lowered the stone and looked over, raising the brow at the person that had come over. “Bai Fen? What are you doing here?”
The Heavenly Empress gave a smile and walked in, sitting down in front of his desk. “Can’t I come and visit my brother?”
Qiang Yan shook his head. “You can but you were already here before. What made you come over again?”
Bai Fen sighed and then nodded at the transmission stone. “You don’t want to tell me how it went? Does that mean it was too awful to speak about or did it go so well that you are still speechless at your luck?”
Qiang Yan laughed. “Do I only have these two options?”
“You also have the option to tell your sister what exactly transpired but you didn’t seem to want to get out with it.”
Qiang Yan sighed and raised the transmission stone. “Let’s say it was somewhere in-between. A bit awkward especially at first but then it got a little better. We talked about what happened back then but naturally, that type of thing can’t be cleared up in just a few minutes. We’ll need more time.
“Anyway, he’s together with a mortal woman and I promised to help him find someone who could refine the pill that would enable her to acquire spirit veins so that she can cultivate and ascend. I talked to the God of Medicine already and I should contact him to tell him.”
Bai Fen got up and went over, giving him a quick hug. “Then you do that. If you want to talk about it, you know where to find me. It’s good that you at least started to get to know each other.”
Qiang Yan nodded. “I’ll come over when I’m done with everything. I’ll need to get the recipe and the ingredients after talking to him. As far as I know, he has already started to organize both. It shouldn’t take too long.”
Bai Fen waved and went back to the door. “Don’t think too much about it. It’s not like he can’t do without you. Just take your time and take care of this. Since you’ve decided that you want to accept him as your son in this life too, then you should also behave like a parent. I understand that. If this was about Jing He …” She shook her head and left the palace. Jing He … She would also do everything for the child. Ah, she really wondered when he would finally come back from his trial in the mortal realm.