Su Hui looked at the slightly bent figure of Fang Helun, and whispered in Qin Haodong’s ear, “What do you think of Master Fang? Can he beat Li Joongki?”
Qin Haodong said, “Acupuncture is about the combination of body, eyes, mind, and hands. Master Fang has been studying acupuncture for a lifetime and has made great achievements. Unfortunately, his age, body, eyes, and hands can’t compare with Li Joongki who’s in her prime.
“It’s also because of this that Li Mintae didn’t do it personally. It’s not because he disdained it, but because even if he went up, he would not be able to beat Li Joongki.”
Su Hui nodded and said, “What do you think Master Fang can do?”
Qin Haodong said, “None of us has touched this bronze statue. If Master Fang takes it home to practice for one or two months, it shouldn’t be a problem for it to enter for three minutes. For now, I guess it can’t even enter for eight minutes.”
While the two of them were talking, Fang Helun had already arrived in front of the acupuncture statue. He took out a silver needle and thrust it at the statue after Alice’s shout to begin.
He was extremely accurate in identifying acupoints. After each needle was inserted, the mercury flowed out immediately.
Unfortunately, as Qin Haodong had said, the speed of his body, his shooting, and his eyes could not be compared with that of Li Joongki due to his age.
It was more likely for him to win in saving people with acupuncture, but he was competing in terms of speed at the moment.
He showed exhaustion after a dozen needles. His moves became slower, and he had problems with the cooperation between his eyes and hands. After a few tinkling sounds, he stabbed the statue’s body time and again.
The old man began to pant after more than 100 needles had been inserted this way. Sweat also appeared on his forehead.
When he finally finished stabbing all the 354 acupoints, Alice stopped the timer in her hand and announced, “485 seconds.”
After hearing this result, Fang Helun’s face was filled with disappointment. Crestfallen, he walked back to his seat and murmured, “I’m old. I’m old after all.”
Su Hui said in a low voice, “Your moves were really accurate. It’s only five seconds more. I’m going to try it. Try to guess, what result can I get?”
Qin Haodong said, “Your physical quality is good enough, and your moves are fast enough. It’s a pity that you have never come into contact with the acupuncture statue. You’re less skilled compared with Li Joongki. You should be done in about 300 seconds.”
Su Hui said with some dissatisfaction, “My physical quality now is much better when compared to ordinary people, thanks to your Physique-Improving Pill. Besides, I’ve practiced the Nine Magical Needles of Plum Blossom. I don’t think I will lose.”
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “You’ll know it if you try.”
“I’m doing it now.”
Su Hui clenched her fists. After Fang Helun walked back, she stepped toward the acupuncture statue.
She also chose a four-inch needle. Once the match began, she stabbed at the acupuncture statue with lightning speed.
Just as she had mentioned earlier, the Physique-Improving Pill had considerably improved her physical quality. After practicing the Nine Magical Needles of Plum Blossom, the speed of her technique was fast enough. But it was a pity that she lacked practice.
If she had half a month to practice, she wouldn’t have lost to Li Joongki at least. It was a pity she couldn’t make it at the moment, for she was still much slower.
The moment she pierced all the 354 acupoints, Alice stopped her timer and announced, ” 296 seconds!”
Su Hui shook her head in annoyance and stepped back to Qin Haodong’s side. Then she said dejectedly, “I lost!”
Qin Haodong said, “It’s nothing. You’ve done very well. It wasn’t a fair competition to begin with.”
“I’ll try it!”
The one who spoke was Feng Wu, who had been silent for a long time. Since the beginning of the exchange meeting, she had been sitting beside them like a female Bodhisattva. She was finally going to take action.
Su Hui said to Qin Haodong, “What do you think of Sister Feng Wu? Was her performance better than mine?”
Qin Haodong laughed and said, “Not only is she better than you, she will also surpass Li Joongki.”
“What? She’s that powerful?” Su Hui said in surprise, “Did she practice on the acupuncture statue before?”
Qin Haodong smiled playfully. “No, she’s just a good master.”
In front of him was a master at the eighth level of the supreme power realm. Even if she didn’t cultivate the Spirit, or if she hadn’t practiced on the acupuncture statue, Feng Wu could make up for all this with her excellent skills, and easily defeat Li Joongki.
When the match began, Su Hui understood the meaning behind Qin Haodong’s words.
Her body movement was very fast just then, but that was only comparing to ordinary people. She couldn’t compare to Feng Wu at all.
Feng Wu wore a long white dress today. Her long black hair was like a waterfall. She was like a floating fairy as she moved. Her beautiful hands were like planting flowers as they stretched and retracted.
Fast! She was too fast!
Although she was still unfamiliar with the acupuncture statue, she made up for this weakness with a quick speed. “One needle is not enough. I can stab you twice. Piercing two needles is still faster than yours.”
Li Joongki had just been complacent, but then was left dumbfounded when he saw Feng Wu’s performance. With this kind of speed, wouldn’t she be amazing if she practiced on the acupuncture statue for a few days? Wouldn’t he lose more easily?
Even so, Feng Wu still posed a huge threat to him. The further she went, the faster her speed became. The crowd immediately began to clap like thunder.
Fang Helun said to Su Hongbo, “Old Su, it turns out that there’s such an expert among our students. No wonder you dared to gamble with Li Mintae. You seem to have confidence in her!”
Su Hongbo was also surprised by Feng Wu’s performance. He knew that this girl had a good talent in Chinese medicine arts. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have been elected as a member of the delegation. But he never thought that Feng Wu could have such good skills and such a fast speed.
At this moment, Feng Wu had thrust the final needle. The surface where the 354 acupoints of the acupuncture statue where found began to emit a gurgling silver liquid.
“112 seconds!” Alice announced the result. She said excitedly to Feng Wu, “Your performance is so amazing. Did you learn dancing before?”
This kind of question was really impossible for her to answer. Feng Wu just smiled at her and then returned to her seat.
Su Hui said excitedly, “Sister Feng Wu, you’re really amazing!”
Feng Wu still wore a faint smile, still silent.
Li Joongki’s face was no longer full of pride. He originally thought that he could overwhelm all of Huaxia with his skills, but he didn’t expect that he would be defeated by a woman in just a few minutes.
Su Hongbo said to Li Mintae, “Professor Li, what do you think? Do you want to admit defeat?”
Li Mintae was also a little surprised. It should have been known by then that they had cheated in this competition. Li Joongki had practiced acupuncture on the statue every day. Although he was familiar with it and she wasn’t familiar with it, he had still been defeated by Feng Wu.
He said, “Don’t worry. There are still some people on our side who haven’t done anything yet.”
Su Hongbo said, “What? Is Professor Li himself going to compete?”
Li Mintae shook his head and turned to Kim Siyuan, who was sitting next to him. “Go ahead!”
Kim Siyuan agreed and walked toward the acupuncture statue.
Su Hui said, “Brother Haodong, why did they send another woman? Is she more powerful than Li Joongki?”
“Well, this woman is very powerful, much more powerful than Li Joongki. She should be Koryo’s trump card this time.”
Kim Siyuan walked with light steps. She was a warrior, having reached the second level of the Covert Power realm. The combination of her cultivation and medical skills, coupled with her familiarity with the acupuncture statue, her speed had surely reached an astonishing level.
“You mean that she’s even more powerful than Sister Feng Wu?”
Feng Wu heard Su Hui’s question, and glanced at them with her big beautiful eyes. It seemed that she also wanted to know Qin Haodong’s answer.
“Generally speaking, she’s not as good as Feng Wu. But she is very familiar with the acupuncture statue. This is their biggest advantage.”
Qin Haodong’s words were euphemistic, but he also gave an answer. In the end, he meant that Kim Siyuan was faster than Feng Wu.
Feng Wu said, “What if I lose? Can you win against this woman?”
While speaking, she looked at the man in front of her with burning eyes. She could feel the strong self-confidence coming from Qin Haodong. But she couldn’t feel any aura of a warrior, which confused her.
Qin Haodong smiled slightly and said, “Of course. I am the Medical Sage of Huaxia. A few doctors in Koryo can’t compare with me.”
On the statue’s side, Kim Siyuan had already begun.
In terms of movement, she wasn’t as fast as Feng Wu just then, but she was very familiar with the acupuncture statue. There was almost no need to check each needle, or to consider. All she needed to do was to stab the silver needle in her hand as fast as possible.
After looking at her for a few seconds, Feng Wu said softly, “I lost!”
Qin Haodong said, “It’s not your fault. Once you practice with the statue three to five times, you will be faster than any of them.”
“What if I compete with you?”
“Me?” Qin Haodong was surprised by Feng Wu’s question. He said, “We’re teammates. There’s no need to compete.”
“So, you’re saying that I’m not as fast as you?”
Feng Wu’s expression was very calm, but her question was overbearing.
Qin Haodong said, “There’s no comparison between us.”
“Why? Do you look down on women?”
“No, I don’t have the guts,” Qin Haodong laughed and said, “Because I’m older than you.”
He was telling the truth. His Spirit, which he had cultivated for 500 years, was naturally not something that Feng Wu could compare with. But no one could understand the implied meaning behind it.
As he spoke, Kim Siyuan was moving faster and faster. She looked cold. The silver needles in her hand flew up and down. Each beat carried a mercury column.
It didn’t take long for her to end the competition with the last needle.
Alice pressed the stop button, and then opened her mouth in surprise. “Oh my God! This is too fast. 101 seconds.”
“Oh my god, how could she be so fast? How did this woman practice?”
“One second and it would have been 100 seconds. Isn’t it too exaggerated?”
“It’s over. Is there any hope for Huaxia?”
“Don’t be discouraged. Our Medical Sage has yet to act…”
At this time, the competition had entered a crucial stage. Qin Haodong stood up in the limelight and walked toward the acupuncture statue with a smile on his face.
His footsteps and his expression were very calm. It was as if he wasn’t going to compete but to receive an award.