Poison Genius Consort
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Chapter 22: Counterattack, using needles on the acupoints
Poison Genius Consort
Author :Jie Mo
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Chapter 22: Counterattack, using needles on the acupoints

Seeing Gu Beiyues grave expression, General Mu was startled. His sons life was the most important thing to him. Gu Beiyue was the Head Imperial Physician who looked after the emperors own health, so of course his words were trustworthy. Mu Liuyue just wouldnt believe Han Yunxi. She was ready to send her off to the justice courts immediately and began to make a scene.
"If I say no, then its no!"
General Mu suddenly spoke up. "Liuyue, step aside!"
"Father!" Mu Liuyue was reluctant.
"Step aside!" General Mu was getting angry.
Mu Liuyue finally took a single step aside while keeping her vise grip on Gu Beiyues hand. Abruptly, the doctor shook her off, astonishing all the onlookers while he quickly slipped back into the room. His quick departure was followed by an even faster return, with an ashen face and solemn expression. In his hands were two needles, dyed pitch-black for all to see.
Poison! Hypertoxic poison!
General Mu was stunned enough to leap out of his chair. "Hes really poisoned?"
Mu Liuyue was in disbelief as well, shaking her head as if dumbstruck. But very quickly, she recovered with a face full of suspicion. "Han Yunxi, its your poison, right? Otherwise, how would you know how to treat it?"
Han Yunxi was seriously sick of looking at this stupid woman, she got up. "If you waste any more time, I wont know either!" Theyd delayed for so long and she didnt even have the antidote on hand. Things were really troublesome now.
"Han Yunxi, Ill trust you this once. Hurry up and follow me!" General Mus worry about his son was enough to make his heart burn. He led the way himself.
Han Yunxi expelled a restless breath and accidentally caught a glimpse of Imperial Physician Gus imposing brow. She couldnt help but have a good impression of this fellow. While everyone else was distracted, she took the chance to take out some medicines and supplementary materials from her detox system. Though the crowd had no idea where shed gotten these things from, everyone was too busy to ask.
"Imperial Physician Gu and General Mu can stay. Everyone else should leave and not disturb me," Han Yunxi said as she undid Mu Qingwus white robes.
The crowd sensibly stepped back, but an irate Mu Liuyue not only stayed put, but moved to block Han Yunxis sight while covering her own eyes. Even she didnt dare look at her brothers bare form, yet this Han Yunxi was actually this shameless!
"Han Yunxi, you better wake him up. Or else I wont forgive you," Mu Liuyue warned her icily.
Han Yunxi could bear it no longer. As soon as she was about to lose her temper, General Mu beat her to it with a shout. "Damned girl, stop interfering and get out!"
Startled, Mu Liuyue felt tears streaming down her face. Father was yelling at her like this? Hed never gotten mad at her before, but now he was so ferocious. The furious girl shook aside her hands and dashed out the room. Han Yunxi felt her breath relax as she refocused on finding the acupoints again. She sterilized her dagger over a flame before carefully making an incision. Most of the things stored in her detox system were herbal plants, acupuncture needles, cotton swabs, and so on. She didnt have any surgical tools. Her movements with the knife were simple and crude, but with a persons life at stake shed had to make the best of it. The longer they delayed, the more dangerous things would get. Injected poison like this was more troublesome than usual toxins. The deeper a poison was in the body, the harder to get it out.

"Esteemed wangfei, isnt there still poison left in the blood?" Gu Beiyue asked abruptly. In truth, he hadnt seen enough of Han Yunxis acupuncture skills yet.
As before, Han Yunxi ignored any and all questions as she continued to work. Without the appropriate tools, she could only use the might of Chinese medicine to help. Fortunately, her incision wasnt very deep, so she filled the wound with layer after layer of various drugs to diminish inflammation, suppress poison, stop blood flow, and bind the muscle, finally adding a layer of white gauze to fix everything in place.
After stabilizing the wound, Han Yunxi finally let out a breath, wiping off a thin layer of sweat from her brow. Only then did she answer Gu Beiyues question. "If he keeps bleeding like this, hell die from blood loss instead of poison. This is the most basic general knowledge, dont you understand?"
Gu Beiyues face turned red before he broke into a soft smile, but he didnt make any move to defend himself. Since childhood, hed been praised as a genius, but now a woman had washed her hands of him. Han Yunxi was even younger than he was. Which part of her was useless trash? She should be the real genius here. Yet General Mu was unhappy. Coldly he asked, "If you do this, what do we do about the poison in his body?"
"Fortunately, we made it in time. It didnt reach his internal organs, so I used some drugs to hold it back. He cant bleed anymore, nor can anyone move him for the next few days. Itll be troublesome if his injurys disturbed." As she spoke, Han Yunxi wrote out a prescription and handed over to Gu Beiyue. "Can you get these ingredients for me?"
The list of ingredients wasnt as rare as the one shed given to the Duke of Qin. She remembered that the ancient books had mentioned these plants as common medicinal plants. Sure enough, Gu Beiyue gave a glance before replying, "Yes. I can buy them from the herbal medicine shop. The White Cassia Hall[2] should have some. Esteemed wangfei, please wait while I order someone to get them."
Han Yunxi didnt exactly write a prescription for expelling poisons, but dissolving them. Mu Qingwue couldnt bleed anymore, so he could only take medicine to break down the poison in his body. Though this method was slower, it was the only one left for him. Han Yunxi wasnt going to wait here for that, though. If she didnt return home, itd be hard to explain things to Grand Concubine Yi.
"Im not going to wait. Take two to three servings of these ingredients and boil them together once, then have him take it twice a day on an empty stomach for ten times," she instructed carefully. In a flash, the Head Imperial Physician Gu Beiyue had turned into a fledgling servant of a medicine house. His lips quirked into a smile without his realization.
Meanwhile, General Mu wasnt satisfied with this at all. "Han Yunxi, what did you say? Youre not waiting?"
His loud voice nearly blasted her ears clean off. She turned to face him, keeping her temper in check. "General Mu, the poisons basically been dispelled. Whats left in his body shouldnt affect him too much. I can guarantee that after the young generals fever ends, hell wake up. At the earliest, itll be tomorrow morning; at the latest, tomorrow evening."
"Im not concerned with so many details. In any case, youre still under suspicion before Qingwu wakes up, so dont even think about leaving!" General Mus tone was both potent and savage.

Han Yunxi sucked in a cold breath. "General Mu, Grand Concubine Yi has been waiting to ask after me when I return. If you want to have me stay, then Ill need to trouble you to send someone to the Duke of Qins estate with a letter, along with a clear explanation of todays events. I think shell be clear on whether I came to save someone or murder them today!"
Although Han Yunxi disliked Grand Concubine Yi, she didnt mind taking advantage of her status at critical moments like these. Shed already saved Mu Qingwu and was certain hed wake up soon. If General Mu went to the Duke of Qins estate, hed have trouble explaining himself to Grand Concubine Yi when Mu Qingwu did wake.
Though she was an unfavored wife, even Grand Concubine Yi had said she was now the representative for the Duke of Qin. She couldnt lose face for them. Han Yunxi was certain that if news really did reach the grand imperial concubine, things wouldnt go easy for General Mu.
Though the general was a bit uncivilized, he still had a head on his shoulders. He was very clear that Grand Concubine Yi was an even more unreasonable woman than the empress dowager. Right now, he didnt even have enough evidence to build a strong case. After some hesitation, General Mu finally relented.
"Forget it, Ill believe you this time."
Han Yunxi exhaled her troubled breath before opening the door herself and stepping outside. Who knew that the first thing shed see was Mu Liuyues hateful glare?
"Big brother woke up?" she asked suspiciously.
Han Yunxi didnt even want to look at such a tedious and unreasonable woman, much less use her energy to explain. She completely ignored Mu Liuyue and walked past her.
"Han Yunxi, you stop right there!" Mu Liuyue flew into a rage.
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[1] Lady Tianxi (ķ) tianxin furen. Tian means sky, the Heavens, and xin means heart.
[2] White Cassia Hall (׾) bai jueming gong, most likely the name of the shop.
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