Mammy Li suddenly remembered that the Lord told Su Li not to make Zongzi any longer. Mammy Li felt a little scared and stopped talking.
“If I can use a plain dish to exchange for the bright future of the eldest brother. It doesn’t matter!”
Su Li looked relaxed and said with a playful tone. Reminded by Su Li, Mammy Li suddenly understood the cause and effect and shivered.
The Second Miss was much smarter than she thought. She had realized it for a long time. Or… was Zongzi launched by the Second Miss deliberately?
What happened a few months ago flashed through her mind. She had been around Su Li, so she knew it most. But she didn’t find any traces of deliberation. All seemed to be a coincidence.
If all this was planned by the Second Miss, she looked too terrible. Maybe even she was calculated. Mammy Li didn’t dare to think about it anymore. She was scared. Subconsciously, she would rather believe that the Second Miss was a kind and lovely person without schemes.
“No. The Second Miss is seriously injured twice, and she did it involuntarily. If it was what I thought, the Second Miss would not let herself fall into a dangerous situation.”
“Mammy Li, why are you sweating? Is it hot here?” Su Li felt strange.
Mammy Li was awakened suddenly. Constrainedly smiling, she wiped the sweat from her forehead and said, “I eat too much and it is hot.”
“We can pack it back and eat later. Mammy Li definitely didn’t eat so many delicious foods. We can’t waste them.”
When Mammy Li saw Su Li’s warm smile, she smiled as usual with her panic eased.
“It’s up to you.”
The meal cost thirty taels of silver. When Mammy Li paid, she was reluctant. If Mammy Li cooked for Second Miss, thirty taels of silver could support them for three months.
“Mammy Li, the bazaar is over. You ask the carter to bring the carriage here. I will look around.”
Su Li said, pointing a small shop opposite to the Baiwei Restaurant.
“Miss, you stay in the shop. Don’t run around. I will come soon.” Mammy Li said looking worried.
“Don’t worry. Just a few steps. No one dares to commit murders in daylight.”
Su Li blinked and said. Mammy Li laughed and forgot her terrible guess. Second Miss was so innocent. Why did she always think the worst of her?
After Mammy Li left, Su Li stopped her smile and walked to the small shop opposite to the Baiwei Restaurant. To be exact, she walked to a brother and sister dressed in strange clothes.
As soon as she approached, the brother immediately raised his hand and showed a kind smile, “Miss, you are so beautiful. My sister and I are unfortunate and wander here. I hope that you can buy some food and clothes for my sister.”
Behind the man, a little girl cravenly looked Su Li with her big eyes like water. She was about ten years old.
Su Li seemed moved and said softly, “We’re peers. I don’t expect your life is so hard. Your sister is only ten years old. How can she live a wandering life with you? Well, I spent five hundred taels of silver buying everything on your stall. Do some small business with the money for a good life.”
Fang Yuan was suddenly shocked. He stared at the beautiful face without makeup. Was there such a pure and kind person in the world?
From the Nanjiang Country to the Dahan Country, the brother and sister encountered lots of difficulties and dangers. But they never met such a kind person like Su Li.
“Brother, you stare at him blankly! Is she so beautiful?”
Fang Ling pushed her brother angrily. Fang Yuan was suddenly awakened. But he found his stall was empty. Su Li had taken away all the things and replaced them with a bag full of silver.
“Brother, I feel bad to lie like this. The elder sister gave us all her money. Will she be scolded by her families?”
Fang Ling took a sniff and said worriedly.
Fang Yuan said coldly, “Girls from a rich family will not care about five hundred taels of silver. Maybe the silver is only a hair off a bull’s back to them. You can’t be cheated. No one in the world was so kind like her.”
At this moment, a carriage slowly passed by, followed by an old mammy.
“Miss, you are so confused. You gave your regular money for next month to them. How can you give it away for these useless things? What do we eat next month…”
The voice gradually faded away, and Fang Ling listened to the mammy’s words dully and whispered, “Not all the words from you are trustworthy.”
“Humph! It’s just an exception. The woman would like to do it. It’s none of our business.”
Fang Yuan’s face was cold and his hands clenched tightly. His cold heart seemed to be shaking.
Back to Su House, Mammy Li didn’t have the energy to complain Su Li. She got off to attend to the dishes packed.
In the bright study, Su Li opened the dirty package and gently took out a black shell. She put the shell on the table and threw all the rest into the wastepaper basket.
Su Li stared at the black glossy shell. Her eyes lit up.
She did everything before and after for the shell. In order to get it, she would do anything, even committing murders!
People in Nanjiang are good at raising poisonous insects. Though the brother and sister came from Nanjiang, they couldn’t recognize the shell as a poisonous insect pretending to be dead.
“This poisonous insect is called ‘Yinxiangshi’,” Su Li secretly thought, “and I never expect the famous poisonous insect owned by the immortal with hundreds of faces in previous life belongs to me in this life.”
Legend has it that it was difficult to train the poisonous insect and there was only one on the earth. It could imitate any voice heard by it, not to mention imitating sound of animals.
“Knock! Knock! Knock….”
Su Li tapped the surface of shell in rhythm, costing half a quarter of an hour.
A crack occurred in the black shell. Then the shell was gently opened, revealing a poisonous insect with dim light which cooed.
It was obvious that the insect was very weak and it needed to be fed.
Su Li smiled slightly and softly sang a ballad with unique tone. Her song was uniquely charming.
The crumpled body of the poisonous insect immediately became slightly fuller and emitted white luster.
“Yinxiangshi” was a poisonous sound insect. It fed on sound with exceptions. It only ate the sound that it liked. What Su Li hummed was the ballad created by immortals with hundreds of faces.
Su Li’s daily life became richer because of the pet. Besides literacy and practice, she had to hum the ballad every day. Although Mammy Li wondered the reason why Second Miss suddenly enjoyed singing, she did not ask.
As the busy days went by, Su Li finally practiced Ghost Valley Meditation Direction into the third level. The improvement from second level to third level seemed difficult. Su Li felt her body completely changed with three times of internal energy added. Her foundation was more solid than before.
“It turns out that the top five levels of inner strength are used to lay a foundation. In my previous life, I didn’t have the foundation, so it was easy for me to go mad.” Su Li muttered. She asked Mammy Li boiled water to take a bath and to remove the grease in her back.
She came out behind the screen and Mammy Li, carrying clothes outside, was suddenly shocked.
“Miss, you… you are… more beautiful than before!”
Mammy Li took deep breaths and almost drooled. Miss seemed to grow taller overnight, and her facial features became perfect. The moisture of her face seemed to seep.
“It’s said that a girl changes eighteen times before reaching womanhood. Second Miss totally becomes a different person!”
The only drawback was that the whipping scars were still full of her body crawling like a spider web.
While Mammy Li was wearing clothes for Su Li. She couldn’t help but mourn and cry. What a perfect young lady! But there were so many scars on her body. It was so unfair.
“Mammy Li, don’t cry. From now on, I won’t be beaten again. You should be happy for me.”
Though Su Li comforted Mammy Li, she frowned tightly. If she knew the third level of Xuangong was so powerful, she definitely would not make it. She hoped Qi Xianqing would not discover it.
During the period from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Su Li came to the school. Qi Xianqing was really scared, and Su Qinghao was more stunned. Su Qinghao thought his elder sister was more beautiful than a fairy.
After school, Qi Xianqing asked Su Li to stay behind alone and hesitated to say for a long time, “Erya, do you break through to the second level?”
Feeling a little surprised, Su Li went with the current and said, “I don’t know it clearly. I just got some sleep. When I got up this morning, my appearance changed, shocking Mammy Li.”
Feeling surprised and happy, Qi Xianqing couldn’t help but frown and quietly said, “It shouldn’t be so. Is this a physique advantage?”
“Shifu, what did you say?” Su Li blinked and feigned ignorance.
When Qi Xianqing was woken up and saw the amazing appearance of his pupil, he was unexpectedly a little excited.
“Bad! Your appearance may harm the country and people and create disturbances.” Feeling troubled, Qi Xianqing warned, “I will go out for a few days to find methods to cover part of your appearance. You just study hard at home. Don’t go out.”
Qi Xianqing thought Su Li would refuse it. After all, she was an adolescent girl. Every girl at the age expects her beauty to be known. But Su Li readily agreed.
Su Li was troubled by excuses of changing her appearance. In this way, she would have a good excuse to change her appearance. Qi Xianqing helped her a lot.
After Qi Xianqing left, Su Li returned to Jin Yuan and didn’t go out as she said. Every time Mammy Li was distracted, she would stare at Su Li’s face. It seemed that she was infatuated with her.
“I finally found the plant you were looking for today.”
After a few days, Mammy Li happily held a bundle of golden plants like a feather duster. Earlier, Su Li gave Mammy Li a photo album painted by herself and asked her to pay attention to the plants in the album.
Su Li looked them surprisingly, “It’s sesame. I can make sesame balls with it.”
“What’s a sesame ball?”
Mammy Li was confused, but Su Li started to process sesame. She stripped out the sesame seeds, and put them under the sun. When Mammy Li realized it, she immediately helped Su Li.