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“Little Friend, my life will be in your hands now,” Qin Long said calmly. He felt rather confident with the effect of Guo Huai’s pill, so he didn’t have much hesitation.

“Old Man Qin, I hope this kid here can cure you in time. Otherwise I won’t be responsible of any sequela you have,” Zhang Tianzheng said with a smile. “You may drink this now. This poison will spread rather slowly in your body. But if it’s not removed or cured within an hour, the harm done to your body will be severe,” he said as he took out a small bottle.

“I have been treating people for a lifetime. This should be my first time, being treated by someone else. Hahah!” Qin Long said joyfully.

“Owner Qin, this also should be your first time consuming poison. If you pass away this time, I’ll help you carve your tombstone. At that time, you’ll be credited for contributing your life to the medical world. Hahah!” Guo Huai said with a smile. Suddenly, a gourd appeared in his hand out of nowhere.

“Fourth Brother, are you relying on alcohol for courage?” Wang Shen said to himself. His Fourth Brother was so cool this time. Regardless if he won or lost at last, Guo Huai’s name would undoubtedly spread in the Chinese medicine association.

“Old Man Qin, you may drink it now,” Guo Huai said. Qin Yulong got really speechless and downed the liquid in the bottle.

“Old Man Zhang, don’t say anything. Your poison tastes rather delicious. It tastes quite like tea,” Qin Long said with a smile.

“Kid, you shouldn’t delay anymore. If you can’t do it, tell me as soon as possible. Otherwise if the optimal time for treatment has passed, Old Man Qin wouldn’t be able to live for more than five years, even if I save him from dying,” Zhang Tianzheng said nervously. Since he had interacted with Qin Long for more than twenty years, he naturally had a rather good friendship with that old man full of medicinal fragrance.

“I can’t do it? That’s something any man wouldn’t say,” Guo Huai replied, smiling. His three fingers were already laid on Qin Long’s wrists.

“Owner Zhang, to be honest, your poison has a rather high toxicity,” Guo Huai said with a smile. He then proceeded to the writing table before writing away with a writing brush.

“Owner Lin, since you’re very free right now, gather a combination of medicines following this prescription. Simmer them with three bowls of water and wait until it evaporates into one. Quickly get it here before it gets cold,” Guo Huai said smilingly as he passed the paper to Lin Zhangtian.

Lin Zhangtian didn’t look at a word on the paper. He walked towards the door and shouted at Zhao Shang who was chatting with Zhao Tian. “Brother Shang, gathering these medicines written on this paper and simmer them with three bowls of water. Get it here once its volume reduces into a bowl of water.”

Zhao Shang nodded and looked through the medicine prescription as he walked away. After walking for around ten meters, he rushed back, saying, “Old Man Lin, everything written on this piece of paper is a poison. Are you sure you want me to follow your instruction?”

Before Lin Zhangtian even said anything, Guo Huai smiled and said, “Grab everything written on the paper, even one of them cannot be absent. Otherwise Old Man Qin will have to die here.”

“Damn! You guys can’t be kidding me!” Zhao Shang got dumbstruck for a moment before running away. “Zhao Tian, tell the people behind to prepare a clay pot immediately. We’ll be cooking medicines!”

“Why are you guys looking at me this way? Didn’t Owner Zhang say that we have an hour’s time? Chill out, chill out,” Guo Huai said to the four old men who were looking at him with their eyes widened.

Zhang Tianzheng couldn’t stand the situation anymore. He said, “Little Friend, saving a person’s life is like extinguishing fire. The longer the poison stays in Old Man Qin’s body, the more severe the harm done to his body. If you really have an idea, please do it quick. Otherwise I can step in.”

“Then I’ll control his heart meridian at the moment. He won’t die anytime soon. After that, I’ll remove some of the poison in his meridians,” Guo Huai said with a smile. “My two respected grandpas, please look properly. You have your needles, I have mine too.”

When Guo Huai took out some needles, Wu Shushan asked softly, “Little Friend, aren’t your needles a little bit too thin?” Wu Shushan himself were already using very thin needles, which he used his internal energy to control. He didn’t expect Guo Huai’s needles to be even thinner than his.

“This doesn’t work like a penis. A bigger and thicker one wouldn’t be more effective. This highly depends on a persons skills,” Guo Huai said as he inserted a needle into Qin Long’s body. His first insertion made everyone present to start sweating. It was the lethal acupoint. The first needle was put into the lethal acupoint.

“Little Friend, please stay focused. We have all the time in the world to chat later,” Sun Sheng said softly.

“Chinese medicine is becoming more and more uncommon. The main reason is that we communicate way too less than we need. Where do you think I should insert my needle into, to force the poison out of Old Man Qin’s body?” Guo Huai asked with a smile as he took out a long needle.

“Little Friend, you’re on your own. I haven’t understood what you’re trying to do,” Wu Shushan said softly.

“Alright, then I’ll block these meridians here, leaving only one pathway. The poison can only flow here,” Guo Huai said as he implant the needles. At this moment, there were already more than ten thin, silver needles.

“Old Man Sun, this kid is putting in needles so quickly. Will everything be fine?” Zhang Tianzheng asked softly. His poison had fully spread out into Qin Long’s veins. He couldn’t help but get even more anxious.

“How am I supposed to answer you? You’re the one who provided the poison. I have no idea what’s going to happen,” Sun Sheng said softly. “If Old Man Qin dies under your poison, your name Ghost Medic will get famous.”

“Old Man Qin, you’re feeling very comfortable, right? You’ll feel even more pleased later,” Guo Huai asked. After around three minutes, everyone started to calm down. Qin Long looked like he was receiving a massage. His face only left one impression to the three vice presidents—punchable.

“Old Man Zhang, give me the bottle you held just now. This poison isn’t easily matched. I’ll give it back to you,” Guo Huai said. Without waiting for Zhang Tianzheng’s reaction, he reached out to grab the bottle before inserting more needles on Qin Ling’s body. Guo Huai suddenly addressed Zhang Tianzheng differently, from ‘Owner Zhang’ to ‘Old Man Zhang’.

Zhang Tianzheng didn’t say anything since he wasn’t proficient in the field of acupuncture. The person who got most astonished was Wu Shushan, he said, “Kid, how did you do that?”

“It’s simple, I sealed every meridian dead and left only one exit. The poison can only flow to this direction even if it doesn’t want to,” Guo Huai replied with a smile.

“Owner Wu, may I know if this fellow’s acupuncture skill is viable to you?” Lin Zhangtian asked.

“I lost. I lost this time,” Wu Shushan said softly. He really couldn’t perform what Guo Huai just did.

“Since Old Man Wu surrendered, I’ll stop the release of the poison,” Guo Huai said and moved really quickly. After a few seconds, the needles on Qin Long’s body returned to Guo Huai’s hands.

“Little Friend, since Old Man Wu has surrendered, can you remove the poisonous liquid from his body first?” Zhang Tianzheng asked softly. He was very clear what his poison was capable of. If it were to stay in the veins for a long period of time, Qin Long wouldn’t end up well.

“What are you rushing for? Third Brother, remove Old Man Qin’s clothes,” Guo Huai said with a smile. “Damn it! Are you this thirsty? Remove his clothes only, leave his pants on!” The totally convinced Wang Shen was about to take off Qin Long’s pants but was stopped by Guo Huai loudly.

“Fourth Brother, don’t blame me if you’re being vague. Which part of this long robe is his clothes?” Wang Shen asked loudly.

Guo Huai waved his hand once, the flying sword in his hand instantly rushed out to Qin Long. After spinning around Qin Long’s body, the sword then flew back into Guo Huai’s hands. The upper part of Qin Long’s long robe immediately fell into pieces.

“Old Man Qin, you’ve done a good job on maintenance. At this age, your skin and body are enough to make everyone jealous,” Guo Huai said with a smile. At this moment, Qin Long felt so embarrassed that he wanted to look for a hole to drill into. Being a pill refiner for more than 70 years, Qin Long had been eating medicinal ingredients for nourishment purposes every day. His body shape shouldn’t be credited to his effort on maintenance, but to the countless, expensive medicines.