The Evil Consort Above An Evil King Chapter 1954
Yuhang Zhenren gazed at Gu Xijiu with eyes full of hope and said, "Chongsheng, do you know about this type of poison? How should we cure it?"
Gu Xijiu remained silent. Instead, she circled Qing Luo to observe her. Then, she took out a light blue needle. As seen from her eyes, panic started to fall upon Qing Luo. Swiftly, Gu Xijiu placed several needles on her neck, her hands, and her back.
Qing Luo was suffering from a severe itching all over her body. She wanted to bite on anything just to feel better. Gu Xijiu's acupuncture treatment gave her an immediate sense of relief, at least for now.
She gasped for air, hoping that Gu Xijiu would place a few more needles to save her from the misery. The blue needles had visibly turned pink. Only the very end of the needle, the part where Gu Xijiu was holding, was still in its original color.
She flicked the needle away, and it disappeared instantly when it hit the wall.
"The poison that she has got is the Cherry Blossom Snake Poison. The poison is contagious. It is best if you stay away from her to avoid any skin contact," Gu Xijiu answered with great composure.
All were panicked. Yuhang Zhenren was astonished as well. "Is there any cure?"
"There is. Please wait for a moment."
Gu Xijiu teleported to the side of Si Qing and demanded. "Give me your hand."
"Ah?" Si Qing was obviously bewildered.
"You are poisoned as well. If you want to live, give me your hand now." Then, Gu Xijiu took out another blue needle.
Si Qing trusted her, so he gave her both hands and looked at her fixedly, overwhelmed with a strong sense of admiration. His female idol was about to cure the poison for him.
He was grateful for the poison, all of a sudden. Otherwise, she would not approach him, as closely as she was now. Nonetheless, he was still a little nervous for what Gu Xijiu was about to do. Shen Nianmo suddenly offered. "Let me do it."
He then took the needle away from Gu Xijiu.
"No way. You cannot possibly do it."
"I can," Shen Nianmo interrupted. Confidently, he knew the steps. He saw how Gu Xijiu did it a few moments ago.
There should be no difference regardless of who performed it. It could be him or Gu Xijiu, as long as the result was the same.
Gu Xijiu tried to understand his purpose. "He is infected through transmission, so the treatment will be different from the previous one. There is no way you can do it, even though you have memorized the steps. Let me."
"I will do as you say." Shen Nianmo did not keep himself back.
Gu Xijiu was at a loss for words. Gu Xijiu could not quite understand his mood swings. However, it was not the proper time to argue. She told him immediately about the steps and observed carefully as he performed them.
Shen Nianmo was arguably one of the greatest talents that she had seen. He pointed the needles at the acupuncture points swiftly according to Gu Xijiu's instructions, no matter how complicated the steps were. He handled the treatment with great dexterity.
A few moments later, Si Qing's poison was contained.
Yuhang Zhenren took a look at both of his beloved disciples and wondered. "Has the poison been cured already?"
Gu Xijiu shook her head to dismiss his hope. "I have not got rid of the poison entirely. I can only contain it. If we fail to find the cure within a day, they will both die when the poison takes effect."
"What is the cure? How can we find it?"
Gu Xijiu did not answer his questions. Instead, she took out two bags and placed Si Qing and Qing Luo in the bags respectively. She then responded to Yuhang Zhenren, who was seemingly confused, "Please take both of them back and find the closest tavern. Place them in two different ice baths. I will meet you later when I find a cure."
Before he answered, she took a swift leap and disappeared into the pitch-black tunnel. Aside from the cure, the poison itself was a very rare treasure, especially the snake.
The crowd was shocked by Gu Xijiu's sudden disappearance into the tunnel.