Chapter 5: Dual Training in Magic and Battle Aura (2)
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
She was one of Shen Qiu’s regular patients as the twins regularly bullied the previous ‘Shen Yanxiao’ and her body was also often riddled with scars.
If she had to list out those who were not harsh on Shen Yanxiao, then Shen Qiu’s name would be one of them.
“Uncle Qiu.” As she concealed the shrewdness in her eyes, Shen Yanxiao blinked and gazed at Shen Qiu with a blank expression.
As he looked at the muddle-headed seventh miss, Shen Qiu felt helpless, but he managed to maintain a friendly smile. “Seventh Miss, you’re still quite frail, and you should rest well for a few more days. I’ve brought you your favorite osmanthus cake.”
As a retainer for the Vermilion Bird Family, he was regarded highly by Shen Feng due to his exceptional medical skills. Physician Shen Qiu devoted his life to medicine and did not get married or had any children. He had also taken care of Shen Yanxiao regularly, and due to subtle influences, he had long regarded her as his granddaughter. However, since Shen Feng did not issue an order for him, he could not interfere much even though he had the heart to care for Shen Yanxiao.
Shen Yanxiao happily took the osmanthus cake and acted as if the dessert that Shen Qiu gave her was not comparable to the pain on her body.
Shen Yanxiao’s situation was an unfortunate one. Even though she did not have to worry about daily necessities, everything that she ate and used was the same as those kept for the lowest ranked servants in the Vermilion Bird Family. In addition to the lack of access to ‘luxury food’ items, she also often had insufficient food during meal times due to Shen Jiayi and Shen Jiawei who deliberately made things difficult for her.
When he saw the little miss’ radiant appearance, Shen Qiu internally sighed. He knew that Shen Yanxiao would not understand complicated speech due to her low intellect and so, he spoke without any misgivings. “Seventh Miss, the Head is truly angry this time, and I am incapable of doing anything for you. You should recuperate at ease during this period. No matter what happens, I will stall time for you and prevent any punishments while you are still frail.”
Shen Yanxiao did not bat an eyelid as she continued to nibble the dessert, but her ears listened attentively to Shen Qiu as he muttered to himself so that she would not miss a single word.
The dungeon where the Vermilion Bird Family reared their magical beasts was a restricted area for the children of their generation. Not even Shen Jiayi and Shen Jiawei had the right to enter, let alone her. When she trespassed the restricted area, it had stirred Shen Feng’s anger, and the twins also mentioned that Shen Feng had wanted to question her.
However, she was utterly oblivious to what the previous ‘Shen Yanxiao’ encountered in the dungeon. The inherited memories were extremely disorganized, and she did not have any information other than the darkness that came along with the endless fear.
Shen Yanxiao knew that Shen Feng was not worried about the dangers that the ‘Vermilion Bird Family’s disgrace’ could have encountered in the dungeon. Instead, he was more concerned about how she blatantly disregarded his rules.
Fortunately, Shen Qiu had already intended to stall time for her and based on his selfless actions, Shen Yanxiao had stamped a ‘nice person’ label on that friendly old man.
Shen Qiu continued to seat by Shen Yanxiao’s bed for a few more moments and spoke of some trivial things to her. In Shen Qiu’s mind, the girl was still that pitiful child who only had the intelligence of a four-year-old, and it was pointless to tell her much more. When he was sure that there were no serious issues with Shen Yanxiao’s health, he then left the room.
The instance Shen Qiu left, Shen Yanxiao got down from the bed immediately.
She was in a rush to examine her body. Before she lost consciousness, she clearly remembered that Xiu had undone the first layer of the seal. He also mentioned that she would be capable of training in both battle aura and magic.