"Don't give me a lecture. This won't work on me," Qin Haodong said, "There is no reason I should teach you. You will only boast that the essence of Celestial Empire medicine is found in Nihon.
You have stolen too many things from Celestial Empire, but you are not grateful at all. Some of you even bite the hand that feeds you."
A shred of shame flashed on Mieko's face. She felt her cheeks burning. She was the core representative of Nihon who would challenge Celestial Empire medicine, but she claimed that the essence of Celestial Empire medicine was in Nihon. This was like a slap on her face.
Not only was she inferior to Qin Haodong when it came to medical skills, but she did not even know the needling techniques he had used. This couldn't be any more humiliating.
She was too embarrassed to stay any longer. Thus, she hurried out of Riverside Tower. Hirai Yagyuu stared at Qin Haodong fiercely and then took the two men with the broken arms and followed her.
When they got into a very large limousine, Mieko told a person who seemed to be a secretary, "Look up a man named Qin Haodong for me right away and find what his origin is."
Mieko looked grave, so Hirai consoled her by saying, "Miss Mieko, you don't have to worry too much. He's just good at bone-setting and acupuncture. Traditional Celestial Empire medicine is broad and profound, and contains a lot of things. His overall accomplishments are certainly not as good as yours."
Chiba Mei Huizi breathed a sigh of relief and said, "If Qin Haodong is good at everything, going all the way to china to challenge traditional Celestial Empire medicine will only be a joke."
Suddenly, the secretary said, "Miss Mieko, I found it."
Then, she handed her laptop over. When Mieko looked at the information displayed on the screen, she felt worse. A few minutes later, she folded the laptop. Her eyes were closed, but her heart couldn't be pacified for a long time.
Hirai couldn't help asking, "Why, is there anything special about this man?"
Her eyelashes trembled slightly as she replied with emphasis, "Qin Haodong, also known as the Celestial Empire Medical Sage, has been officially titled National Grand Master. He's the youngest one in thousands of years in Celestial Empire!"
Hirai said, "Medical Sage? Isn't that an exaggeration? Maybe this guy has that undeserved reputation because he has a certain background!"
Mieko said, "Not long ago, he cured Old Maldini's brain tumors without surgery, which is a miracle in medical history. A few days ago, he developed a new Celestial Empire medicine called Blood Revival Oral Liquid, which can cure leukemia. It will go into production soon."
These two facts were like heavy bombs. Hirai could no longer say anything to question him. Leukemia was a problem that no one in the world could overcome, yet it had been solved by this young man. Nothing he said would comfort Meiko.
After a long silence, Hirai said, "Miss Mieko, since we have issued a challenge, don't think so much about it. Maybe Qin Haodong won't attend this Cultural Exchange!"
"I hope so. If this man takes part in it, I will lose!"
It was hard for Mieko to admit this. She had studied medicine with her teacher when she had been little. She was a famous female genius of traditional Celestial Empire medicine in Nihon. She enjoyed a high reputation, so she had taken on the weighty responsibility of challenging Celestial Empire.
Unexpectedly, she felt overwhelmed before the challenge began, which was unacceptable for an arrogant woman like her.
Hirai did not speak. As the master of Yagyuu's family, he was the head of the delegation of cultural exchange. They would challenge Celestial Empire in five aspects: traditional Celestial Empire medicine, Celestial Empire guqin, painting, tea ceremony and antique appraisal. Even if Mieko failed, it would not have much of an impact.
Meanwhile, in Riverside Tower, Qin Haodong was treated like a hero. The diners in the lobby surrounded him and Qi Waner like stars holding the moon to express their inner worship.
They could not stay any longer, so they left Riverside Tower directly.
After getting on the bus, Qin Haodong drove Qi Waner home. Qi Waner started clicking on the computer.
"Did you find it? What's the background of this Mieko Chiba?" Qin Haodong asked.
"She was a member of the Chiba family in Nihon. She studied Celestial Empire medicine with Kyoka Chiba when she was a child. She is credited as the Beautiful Genius of Celestial Empire medicine in Nihon."
Qin Haodong asked, "Who is Kyoka Chiba? Where did he learn Celestial Empire medicine?"
Qi Waner said, "Kyoka Chiba participated in the invasion of Celestial Empire during the last century. After getting injured, he received treatment in an old Celestial Empire medicine doctor's home. Before his wounds were healed, the Nihon nation declared defeat and surrendered.
Instead of returning to the army, Kyoka stayed with the old doctor as an apprentice. After ten years of studying, he returned to Nihon and brought back Celestial Empire medicine."
Qin Haodong frowned and said, "Nihon people really do not have a conscience. They have won the favor of our country and studied Celestial Empire medicine, but instead of repaying us, they came back to provoke us."
Qi Waner said, "Those people have always lived like savages on that island. Later, they learned weaving, ironmaking, farming and other techniques from Celestial Empire. When they finished learning, the first thing they did was declare war on us."
Qin Haodong said, "Look, what is the purpose of this cultural exchange held by the Nihon people?"
Qi Waner stroked the keyboard quickly and said after a while, "This cultural exchange is generally considered a folk activity. The initiator on the Nihon side is the Yagyuu family, whose purpose is to attack Celestial Empire from a spiritual level.
It's a common tactic used by Nihon people. Before the last war, they had sent a large number of warriors to challenge the Celestial Empire martial arts in order to hurt the confidence of the Celestial Empire people."
"It seems that those people haven't given up on this illusion." Qin Haodong sneered and said, "Now that they are here, I'll show them how big the gap between them and Celestial Empire is."
Qi Waner was taken back to Daddy Security Company. Qin Haodong set out to go back and thought about the exchange while driving. It was almost midnight, so there were fewer and fewer people on the street. He was driving very fast.
Suddenly, he heard a voice crying for help. He looked forward and saw two gangsters pulling a young woman toward the bushes four or five hundred meters away.
The woman resisted desperately, but how could a weak woman beat two strong men? She was soon gagged by one of the gangsters, so she was only able to whine.
Qin Haodong's face was cold and his whole body was full of killing intent. He could see that the woman pulled by the gangster was sister Wang Rubing.
The Lamborghini Centenario rushed to the spot like an arrow leaving the string and stopped with a harsh braking sound.
Upon seeing Qin Haodong jump out of the car, a small gangster with a Smart hairstyle pulled out a spring knife from his waist and cried fiercely, "Do you want to die, boy? Get out of our way and don't hinder your uncle's happiness!"
He had just finished speaking, yet before he could see what was going on, Qin Haodong had already reached his side. Then, there was a sharp pain between his legs. As a sound of eggs breaking was heard, the gangster flew out directly.
The other gangster, who was holding Wang Rubing, was shocked. He wanted to hold Wang Rubing hostage by using a knife, but he flew out before he even touched the handle of the knife. Four or five ribs of his were broken amid the clatter.
The two men immediately realized that they had met a tough individual. In spite of the pain, they got up from the ground and ran away. Qin Haodong did not chase them. He had just cut off the heart veins of these two people with a dark force. In a few days, they would die of a heart attack.
He turned to Wang Rubing and said with concern, "How are you, Sister? Are you alright?"
Wang Rubing's hair was messy, and her silk skirt had been torn by the two gangsters, so most of her snow-white skin was exposed.
She threw herself into Qin Haodong's arms and burst into tears. As a girl who had just graduated, she was completely frightened. She had thought that her life was over, but Qin Haodong had fortunately appeared in time.
Qin Haodong patted her on the back and comforted her by saying, "Sister, don't cry. I've punished those two bastards for you."
Wang Rubing was still crying hard. Her tears soaked Qin Haodong's chest. She cried for a long time before she raised her head.
Qin Haodong said, "Sister, your clothes are torn. Let me take you to buy new ones!"
"No, I have clothes with me."
Wang Rubing wiped her tears and found a suitcase in the nearby bushes. It had just been thrown there by the gangsters. She opened the suitcase, took out a long dress and changed clothes in the bushes.
When she walked out with her suitcase again, Qin Haodong asked in surprise, "Sister, what are you doing with your suitcase this late? Are you going home? Were you on vacation?
Wang Rubing said, "No... No... I just walked out of the hotel."
"Hotel? What were you doing at the hotel? You're not going out on a date, are you?" Qin Haodong became more and more confused. This place was not far from Wang Rubing's home. Why had she left her home and run to the hotel?
"Nonsense, have you ever seen someone go on a date with a suitcase?"
Now that her mood was getting better, Wang Rubing slowly reverted to her old style of conduct.
"What are you doing then? Is your home being renovated? No, that house has been renovated recently."
"There's someone in my house. I can't go back..."
Qin Haodong said angrily, "Who is it? Who ran to your house? Was it that abominable landlord? Let's go back now. I'm going to break his legs."
"No, not the landlord." Wang Rubing hesitated before she said, "It's Li Donghai."
"What? That bastard? Why did he run to your house?" Qin Haodong asked in puzzlement.
Wang Rubing led Qin Haodong to a bench and sat down. Then, she told him the story from beginning to end.
Ten days ago, Li Donghai had suddenly called Wang Rubing and said that he had lost his job south of the Yangtze River and wanted to borrow some money from her. Li Donghai was Wang Rubing's cousin. Thus, Wang Rubing had not only invited him to dinner, but also given him 2,000 yuan out of her only 3,000 yuan.
Unexpectedly, the story of Mr. Dongguo and the wolf had been repeated. Upon hearing that Wang Rubing had her own house, Li Donghai had proposed to visit it. She had not expected that he would not leave and insist on living with her for some time because he had nowhere to go.
Wang Rubing said, "That is a one-bedroom house. I could sleep on the sofa, but I always felt that he was looking at me weirdly. I felt no sense of security with him around, so I had to find a hotel.
I thought he would leave after a few days. However, ten days have already passed and this fellow has no intention of leaving. I spent all my money eating and living outside. I dare not call my mother to ask for money. I had just gotten kicked out of the hotel when I met the two gangsters."
Qin Haodong was instantly furious. The kinder a person was, the more often they would be bullied. Wasn't this just like a magpie nest occupied by a dove?