The Substitute Madam Amazes the World Once More - Chapter 173 - We Can’t Snatch It by Force
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The man was stopped by Lu Zheng. He frowned and quickly said, “But we brought a total of 80 billion this time. As you can see, the various families are all determined to get the Ten Thousand Aged Pine Snow Herb. If we obtain the first four herbs and spend all the money we have and the last one turns out to be the Ten Thousand Aged Pine Snow Herb, what will we do?”
Lu Zheng retracted his gaze and placed his hands on the table gently. He pondered for a moment and said unhurriedly, “Apart from Elder Fei’s solution, we don’t have any other good ideas. In the Gao family’s territory, we have to listen to them.”
Raising his hand, Lu Zheng turned around and instructed another subordinate in a low voice, “Pass down my orders. Immediately transfer all of the Lu family’s businesses into the funds that we can mobilize now. Today, we will obtain the Ten Thousand Aged Pine Snow Herb at any cost!”
Compared to the anxious atmosphere in private room five, Huo Xuan and Mo Zhu were very calm.
When she heard the rules of the auction just now, Mo Zhu could not help but laugh. The Gao family’s actions clearly showed that they wanted to find someone who knew their stuff. The Ten Thousand Aged Pine Snow Herb had not appeared for so many years. If it was really auctioned accurately, they must have encountered a hidden medical sage.
Retracting her gaze from the stage in the living room, Mo Zhu picked up her teacup and took a small sip. She suddenly thought of something and knocked on the table before looking at Huo Xuan. “In the future, interact less with that Lu fella. He has a poisonous worm on him.”
“A poisonous worm?” Xu Huan, who was standing quietly at the side, had his attention attracted by Mo Zhu’s words. He frowned in confusion.
Mo Zhu raised her hand and poked Huo Xuan’s heart across half the table. She said bluntly, “He has a poisonous worm here.”
Seeing this, Huo Xuan grabbed Mo Zhu’s hand and asked, “What do you mean by a poisonous worm?”
Mo Zhu lowered her head thoughtfully and looked at the fine tea leaves floating in the teacup in front of her. She slowly explained, “I don’t know much about these worms, but the one raised in Lu Zheng’s body should be an extremely domineering baby worm. As long as there is the blood of a living person to nourish it, this baby worm can continuously produce many types of poison.”
“Hence, this person’s face is pale and his body is weak. Based on the current situation, he won’t be able to raise this baby worm for long. In at most two years, the person controlling the mother worm will return to retrieve the baby and choose the next host for it.”
Sighing lightly, Xu Huan started to sympathize with Lu Zheng’s situation. He interrupted and asked, “Little Bamboo, in your opinion, can this person be saved?”
Mo Zhu pursed her lips and glanced at Xu Huan indifferently. She said coldly, “I don’t know if he can be saved, but if you accidentally get stained with his blood, even the gods might not be able to save you.”
When she said this, Xu Huan was immediately shocked. He frowned and asked worriedly, “Is this worm really so powerful? If that’s the case, the person behind Lu Zheng can’t be underestimated. However, the Lu family is also considered a prestigious family in this huge capital. Who has the ability to plant the worm in the Lu family’s heir?”
Everyone paused thoughtfully for a moment. Huo Xuan seemed to have thought of something and suddenly raised his head to look at Mo Zhu. He narrowed his eyes and said with a hint of seriousness, “Is Lu Zheng’s worm related to the Heart-Devouring Poison? Can we use him to investigate the mastermind behind the poison?”
Mo Zhu shook her head when she heard this and said indifferently, “This worm of his will produce different toxins according to his personal constitution, so even if someone is stained with his blood, they can’t guarantee that they will coincidentally be poisoned by the Heart-Devouring Poison. According to my judgment, the person who poisoned you should be different from the one who had poisoned Lu Zheng.”
Seeing that this method wasn’t going to work, Huo Xuan lowered his eyes in disappointment. He looked at the table in deep thought..