Chapter 237 – Speechless on the spot (10)
“Did you perhaps inherit the teachings of Elder Zi Huo?” Old Chen’s pair of old, yellowish grey eyes stared intensely at Su Luo . It flashed with a peculiar expression .
Su Luo was able to perceive Old Chen’s esteem and reverence for Elder Zi Huo, which came from the depths of his heart . Subconsciously, she felt that there was no need to continue concealing the truth . So, she nodded slightly and asked: “Yes, I accidentally burst into his cave dwelling and obtained Elder Zi Huo’s legacy . But, how could you tell?”
In fact, this point was what Su Luo was most curious about .
How could Old Chen tell that she had inherited Elder Zi Huo’s legacy? She simply had not exposed anything .
Right now, Old Chen was completely immersed in his own world . Raising his head, you could faintly see the glistening of tears in his eyes .
“I waited for many, many years, Before, I thought I wouldn’t be able to wait for it to arrive in my lifetime . I didn’t expect that during the final moments, I really waited and saw its arrival . ” Old Chen let out a long sigh, his expression was engrossed in remembering the past .
“What do you mean?” Su Luo became even more puzzled .
“Back then, my great grandfather was at Elder Zi Huo’s side as his personal servant boy . ” Old Chen faintly watched Su Luo, “Elder Zi Huo, aside from being the best Apothecary on the continent, was also among only a handful of master stone gamblers . This was still not the most mystical thing . The most mystical thing was that Elder Zi Huo had actually refined a one of a kind drug . A kind——”
Saying up to here, an oddly fantastical light flashed through Old Chen’s expression, but all of a sudden, his expression once again dimmed: “This kind of unusual mystical drug, after you take it, it will allow people’s eyes to see through the heavens at certain times . The so-called eyes that could see through the heavens is just the ability to see through the outer layers of a source stone into the interior, and determine whether it contained a crystal stone or not . ”
“Eh?” Su Luo was shocked enough to jump up .
A kind of drug like that actually existed? After taking it, you could see the internal composition of a source stone? How could such a drug that defied nature exist on this earth? Wasn’t that against the natural laws of the heavens?
Old Chen looked at Su Luo dully and said: “The most mystical part doesn’t reside in its effect, but lies in the fact that, since then, the Chen family had passed on this ability through their bloodline . Moreover, every directly-related descendant all have the ability to see through the heavens . ”
“Then?” Su Luo became even more incredulous . How powerful of an evildoer was Elder Zi Huo? He could actually… .
Subsequently, Old Chen’s expression gradually became bleak: “In this world, such a nature-defying drug fundamentally should not have existed . Therefore, the Chen family was doomed through time to suffer the recoil from this drug . ”
“Recoil?” Su Luo was puzzled .
“The offspring of every generation from the Chen family must serve as Elder Zi Huo’s disciple or descendants’ side for all generations without ever betraying them . ” Old Chen paused at every word, clearly stating the reasons, “If the Chen family don’t serve at their side, alas, they can’t live past one hundred years old . ”
“How could it be like this…” Su Luo was unable to understand .
“Miss, you don’t have to believe me, however, my grandfather and father both really did die on their one hundredth birthday . There has been no exception to this rule . ” Old Chen’s turbid eyes became dim for a split second . He then added another sentence . “At the time of their death, their faces were serene without a touch of bruising, just like that, they died in their sleep . It was exactly the same as what our ancestors told us . ”
Seeing Su Luo’s eyes wide open in disbelief, a trace of a wry smile flashed through Old Chen’s eyes: “Therefore, the greatest wish for every generation in the Chen family is to find Elder Zi Huo or the person who inherited his legacy . And afterwards, to serve by their side . ”
“But…” Su Luo somewhat frustratedly and helplessly motioned with her hands: “Right now, I’m not even an Apothecary . I don’t have the ability to undo the curse on your body . ”
“No, no need to undo the curse . ” Old Chen kneeled down on both knees with a solemn expression, saying: “I beseech you . If the Miss could accept Old Chen, then Old Chen already couldn’t thank you enough . ”