Translator: Timothy_ Editor: Tehrn, Carolin
Ye Mo looked at this woman in front of him astonishingly. Her hair was short, and although she wasn't pretty, something was endearing about her face. She seemed familiar, but he couldn't remember her.
"Hmph, Ye Mo, I lent that much money to you, and you pretend not to know me. You really are annoying!" said the round-faced woman.
Ye Mo suddenly remembered. This woman was called Wang Ying, someone of the Wang Family in the capital. She was very outgoing and manly, as she usually talked without much consideration, but she didn't have an evil heart.
The reason he was acquainted with her was that Wang Ying and his sister Ye Ling were classmates and often came to Ye Mo's house to play.
When Ye Mo was expelled out of the Ye Family, many people who knew Ye Mo pretended not to know him. However, Wang Ying was vivacious and wasn't so calculative. She didn't pretend that she did not recognize him; instead, she even lent money to him when he had hard times in his life.
"Ugh, it's you, Wang Ying, I'm sorry, my head was dizzy just then, and I didn't recognize you..." as Ye Mo was speaking, he thought about the fact that he didn't even have the money to eat. Maybe he should ask her for a bit more.
However, Wang Ying spoke mysteriously: "Ye Mo, last month the Ning Family went to your Ye Family to break the engagement. Hehe, you won't be able to imagine what your fiancé said,"
Ye Mo shook his head. Honestly, he had no impression of Ning Qingxue. Ning Qingxue's attitude had nothing to do with him and could marry whoever she wanted; he wouldn't care at all.
Wang Ying thought he was either reluctant to let go of Ning Qingxue and said "Ning Qingxue, she announced in public, 'I am already Ye Mo's woman and wouldn't marry another person, unless…' but she only said 'unless' and didn't say anything else. I don't know what she meant by that, but after her words had got out, it was said that her father was so furious that he locked her up. "
"It is because she said this that people in the entire capital are laughing at her. Although everyone knows that she is using you as an excuse to reject the proposal. Do you know what people are saying about you? They are all saying that since she hadn't tasted a man yet, she doesn't know what natural impotence is..."
At that point, Wang Ying finally realized that the person she was talking about was right in front of her.
Ye Mo didn't mind. As long as he reached the third stage of Chii Gathering, his blocked meridian would open up itself. As for Ning Qingxue, of course, he wouldn't take her words seriously. Although Ye Mo hadn't seen her, with the title of the prettiest woman in the capital, she should be stunning. She probably didn't like Song Shaowen and thus used Ye Mo as a shield.
But then, Ye Mo immediately understood, Ning Qingxue didn't want to be engaged with anyone right now and therefore said that publicly. It wasn't because she wouldn't marry anyone else besides Ye Mo, her word "unless…." meant "unless she wanted to marry someone". The woman was smart.
"And, here, this is for you," Wang Ying took out an envelope and gave it to Ye Mo.
Ye Mo opened the envelope and found a stack of money inside.
"This is from your brother, um, that Ye Zifeng. He said someone else asked him to give this to you but didn't say who. I think it was probably himself," Wang Ying's words reminded Ye Mo of the existence of his younger brother and little sister.
It seemed that Ye Ling never looked to be happy with him but his brother, Ye Zifeng, was actually kind to him.
After thanking Wang Ying, Ye Mo returned to school.
In the following days, Ye Mo would go to the library when he wasn't cultivating. He would occasionally go to a few classes he liked. As for failing due to his attendance, he didn't care at all.
The dormitory initially housed four people; however, one of them was at the internet café all day long while another was renting outside with another girl, living the couple life; the third person was residing in the center of the city. Ye Mo often cultivated in the small forest right outside the university. Each time he cultivated, it would often be a whole night, so his dorm was often completely empty.
After two months, Ye Mo barely reached the first stage of Chi Gathering. This was due to him cultivating day and night, as well as spending the 20,000 dollars Wang Ying brought him on Chinese herbs and soups.
Although his cultivation progress wasn't much, he had acquired quite a lot more from the library. Not only did he use two months to learn everything from primary school to high school, but he also scanned through all sorts of books about medicine as well as other metaphysical things.
During summer holidays, the school library was going under reconstruction, and Ye Mo had nowhere to go. Unfortunately, now, he was in a financial crisis again, and there wasn't much money left on him. He only had about 2000 dollars or so. If he didn't find a job in the summer holidays and earn money, then even his meals would become an issue.
The good thing was that he also knew how to make charms . In the first stage of Chi Gathering, he couldn't make high-level charms, but he could still make a few low-level spirit cleansing charms, ghost repelling charms, protection charms or even the simple fireball charms, and so forth.
He bought some charm paper, weasel's hair, cinnabar (a special type of red paint) and so on. Although the best charms were all made with spiritual beasts' blood and skin. After all this, Ye Mo's remaining 2000 dollars was gone.
With material enough for 30 or so charms, he only made 8 charms. He made 2 of each amongst the spirit cleansing charm, the ghost repelling charm, the protection charm, and the fireball charm.
What he had to do now was to sell the charm.
Ning Hai had a large market of "Sea Treasures and ancient relics trading market". It was also called by some people as the "Sea Treasure Garden". There were not only all sorts of ancient and fascinating items sold here, but there were also people like Ye Mo selling charms.
Ye Mo also saw the charms people sold here. They were all made with normal Huang Biao without any spiritual Chi and wouldn't have any effect at all. However, they were all sold very cheaply: ten to tens of dollars a sheet, and there were rarely any over a 100 dollar.
Of course, Ye Mo couldn't sell his charms so cheaply.
Ye Mo wore a big pair of shades as well as a hat with a very low rim. He came to Sea Treasure Garden and found a corner to set up his stall like those fortune tellers. He placed a few charms on a piece of black garment and opened his business just like this.
Yo, boss, how much is your ghost repelling charm?" A man and woman walked in front of Ye Mo with the guy asking.
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