Chapter 70 – She finally met kind-hearted people and saw their warm concern for each other (1)
Under the situation when no one in the tribe was willing to help him and his family and everyone believed that she and Mr. Gray Wolf were cursed, he was willing to gamble with his life. He was taking the gamble that there was no curse on her body and that this water she gave him wouldn’t be harmful.
Ruan Qiuqiu immediately felt distressed for this child, but her heart also softened.
So many days had passed. She finally met kind-hearted people and saw their warm concern for each other. She almost thought everyone in the world except for Mr. Gray Wolf were bad people. Her heart felt sour.
Reminded of the wolf at home, Ruan Qiuqiu was anxious again.
After Mo Yu confirmed that water was something good, he cried even harder.
Ruan Qiuqiu knew that he was blaming himself for drinking the “treasure” and wasting his older brother’s medicine.
“Don’t cry.” Ruan Qiuqiu softened her expression. She sighed and raised her head to look at the dark sky. It looked as if there was going to be another blizzard soon. Doing her best to soften her voice, she said, “Go have your younger sister feed the treasure to you brother, then take me to find the herbs.”
“En. En!” Mo Yu vigorously nodded, wiped away his tears, and took a deep look of Ruan Qiuqiu before going back into the cave. Fortunately, Mo Yu was a very sensible child.
It didn’t take long for him to come out of the cave, and he wasn’t empty-handed.
Ruan Qiuqiu saw the four to five catties frozen rabbit in his hand and looked at him in surprise.
Mo Yu stuffed the cleaned rabbit into Ruan Qiuqiu’s hands and awkwardly said, “Grandpa wanted me to give this to you. He said that you can’t take other people’s things for nothing.”
Ruan Qiuqiu’s heart warmed. She didn’t refuse. She was now a person with a family and had a wolf to support. She wouldn’t refuse meat that she had fairly earned.
Putting the rabbit meat in her backpack, Ruan Qiuqiu took another look at the dark clouds and the increasingly heavy snowfall. She looked again at the thin Mo Yu, but in the end, she didn’t tell him to go home first or say that they could look for herbs on another day.
The cat demon, who had gotten her healing water, could probably wait until the snow had lessened before needing herbs, but she couldn’t delay getting herbs for Mr. Gray Wolf. She suspected that he had been infected with fiend energy.
“Mo Yu, where are those herbs? How did you discover them?” Ruan Qiuqiu asked while they walked.
“In the forest, there’s a stream, and there’s a few trees by it. If you climb up them, you can see across. Across…” Mo Yu trailed off and looked at Ruan Qiuqiu in embarrassment. “There’s many herbs on the overhanging cliff.”
Ruan Qiuqiu: “…” On an overhanging cliff? That high up?
She took a deep breath and looked at Mo Yu, whose head was lowered. “Then, how do you think I can get to them?”
“There’s a lot of trees on that overhanging cliff,” Mo Yu said, “Hold me by the leg and throw me across…”
Ruan Qiuqiu: “…”
This idea was simply too terrible. She might as well go back to the cave, make rope out of the animal skin, and swing across like Tarzan.
Mo Yu probably felt very embarrassed. The little boy raised his hand to wipe off the snow on his face. “I’m pretty sure those herbs can be used to treat demons. I sneaked into the clan shaman’s tribe before and saw those types of herbs there. They definitely have medicinal properties.”
Ruan Qiuqiu had already somewhat lost heart. She casually asked, “What do the herbs look like?”
“I saw those herbs growing below the roots of the trees on the cliff. It wasn’t snowing as much as today. It has yellow roots. I heard the clan shaman call it gin…”
Ruan Qiuqiu’s eyes brightened. “Ginseng?”
Mo Yu nodded. “Yes, that’s it! It looks the same.”
Ruan Qiuqiu took a deep breath, perking up.
How much more ginseng was connected to those exposed ginseng roots?
If she could get that, wouldn’t her and Mr. Gray Wolf’s life get better?
Ruan Qiuqiu took another deep breath and told herself to calm down. Although she had hope now, the key point was how could they get the ginseng?
Still, she was very happy. It finally hadn’t been a waste to come out on this trip.
Although she had only heard about the ginseng, Ruan Qiuqiu could practically see the black spots disappearing from Mr. Gray Wolf’s face and him making a full recovery.
Translator Ramblings: At first I was thinking that Ruan Qiuqiu is overestimated the effects of ginseng, but on second thought, Ruan Qiuqiu mistakenly believes that the blacks spots are just a sign of infection from the killed fiend. So, it makes sense for her to believe that if she uses ginseng to improve Mr. Gray Wolf’s demon immunity system, he’ll be able to recover.