Lin Yuelan assumed that Ying Zi and Gu Sanniang would only come to beg her the day after they went to find Doctor Zhang.
However, she had underestimated Lin Yingzi. She was highly shameless. In the morning, she went to her Grandmaster’s place, and in the afternoon, she came to find her.
However, why would Lin Yuelan let them meet her so easily?
Gu Sanniang and Ying Zi stood in front of Lin Yuelan’s house and knocked hard on the door. However, no one came out to open the door.
Ying Zi was staring at the door with eyes that were about to spit fire. Gu Sanniang didn’t want to give up and kept knocking.
After knocking for a long time, an aged voice came from the door, “who is it? Don’t you know that people need to rest? Who is so impolite to disturb an old man’s lunch break like this?” His tone revealed his impatience and irritation.
Hearing such a familiar voice inside, Ying Zi and Gu Sanniang looked at each other, and their expressions turned ugly.
They didn’t think that Doctor Zhang would be in this wretched girl’s house.
Doctor Zhang opened the courtyard door with a creak. He seemed very surprised to see Gu Sanniang and her daughter outside. He said indifferently, “it’s you!” Then, he asked, “is there anything else you need from me?”
Without waiting for them to reply, Doctor Zhang said, “Didn’t I tell you this morning that I’ll need three days to produce the antidote for your sores? Why did you follow me to Lan ‘Er’s place?” Doctor Zhang asked, feigning ignorance.
Doctor Zhang was actually very clear about the purpose of their visit. However, Lin Yuelan wanted to teach Ying Zi a lesson. Of course, he would be very happy to cooperate.
Gu Sanniang and Ying Zi were caught off guard by Doctor Zhang. In the end, Gu Sanniang forced a smile and explained to Doctor Zhang, “I’m sorry, Doctor Zhang. We’re here to look for the girl. Is she home now?”
When Doctor Zhang heard that they were looking for Lin Yuelan, he pretended to be surprised and asked, “you’re here to look for Lan ‘Er? She’s currently on her way to Mount Da Ao to gather herbs. If you have any urgent matters, I can pass on a message.”
Gu Sanniang and Ying Zi were shocked.
Gu Sanniang’s face was stiff as she said, “Doctor Zhang, when did the girl leave for the mountain? When will she come back?”
Doctor Zhang shook his head and said, “I don’t know. Lan ‘Er is a free-spirited person. If the herbs are easy to find, she’ll be back soon. If not, she might come back tomorrow. She’s not afraid of anything on the mountain. She can stay in the mountains for days without worry.” Basically, it was unclear when she would be back.
Gu Sanniang and Ying Zi’s faces turned pale.
They did know that Lin Yuelan often went to Mount Da Ao for a long time because she had the white tiger’s protection. No one knew what she was doing.
However, whenever she exited the mountain, she would go to the Lin family’s medicinal shop in town and sell some precious medicinal herbs to earn a lot of silver. For example, some time ago, she picked ginseng that was hundreds of years old, and rumors said that she sold it for a few hundred taels.
This made Ying Zi both envious and resentful.
Because she couldn’t understand how that wretched girl’s fate suddenly became so good when she was clearly the jinx.
Doctor Zhang asked again, “why exactly are you looking for the girl?”
Gu Sanniang and Ying Zi shook their heads with pale faces. “It’s fine. We’ll come back tonight!”
It was impossible for them to directly tell Doctor Zhang that their poisoner was Lin Yuelan. What if Doctor Zhang wanted the details? How would they explain themselves? Were they going to admit that they had drained Lin Yuelan’s plot?
Doctor Zhang would be furious if he knew that.
Then, Lin Yuelan would not detoxify them, and Doctor Zhang might refuse to treat them too.