The Silly Alchemist - Chapter 317

Some people thought it was fair to pay some money in exchange for their lives, it wasn’t a big deal. However, to the rest, it wasn’t. “That’s not fair! Why don’t they need to pay even a copper, and I have to pay so much gold for this?!” That was another patient about to fork out a huge sum. He felt the price was already unfair, and upon seeing other patients who didn’t have to pay, he was even more upset. 

What he didn’t see were the ones who paid a lot more without a word of complaint! 

“Don’t come if it’s unfair! I’m waiting for you to move!” Before Ye Lang could speak, the person behind had already started talking. 

“You don’t need to pay, you won’t know my pain…” he said. To him, the person behind him would definitely qualify as one of the patients who didn’t need to pay. 

“Is that so? I’m sure my bill will be the same as yours, but I’m willing to spend. As long as I’m cured, so what if I have to spend a little? And I’m paying the genius doctor too, who helps people who have no money to pay for treatments- this makes me happier! This means I’m using my money for charity, it’s good karma for me!” the person behind shrugged. 

Everyone started to compare the two people. One thought the prices were unfair, while the other treated this as a charity. The second person looked a lot better.

Most people were like this too. They were willing to spend, even more willing to spend money on charity. They might not agree with putting in time and effort for charity, but they had no qualms about donating money. 

Some of them were born with this mentality, while some turned kinder after the torment of a terminal illness. A small portion of people pretended to like donating money. 

No matter what, they still paid. It didn’t matter if they were willing, or if they were sincere. Their contributions couldn’t be ignored! 

If an evil criminal unwillingly did a good deed, it was still a good deed! 

At the same time, if a very good person did a bad deed, that was still a bad deed. 

People often forget this, they felt like a good deed done by a bad person was still bad, or a bad deed by a good person was still good…

“What do you mean? I was just talking!” he didn’t have anything to say except paying the bill as he was told. He was already expecting this price anyway, he was just a little irritated when it actually happened.

“Then hurry up, don’t waste our time, or the doctor’s time! He’s very busy!” scolded a group of people. 

“That’s right, I’m very busy! Arwen, hang up a notice saying I will stop treating patients in half a month. Tell them to look for another doctor!” once Ye Lang stopped talking, the crowd fell into chaos. 

“What? Doctor, you’re not staying? What should we do?”

“Yeah, doctor, please stay…”


Everyone was very emotional, all begging Ye Lang to continue treating patients. Some were starting to cry…

“Everyone please stop talking!” cried Ye Lang. It was soft, but everyone fell silent. They all watched Ye Lang, wanted to hear what he had to say. 

“Me being a doctor was only temporary, not long-term. I’ve worked for many months, it is enough! The rest of the doctors here can help you all too, so it is time for me to leave!” said Ye Lang slowly. His tone was very calm. 

What he said reminded everyone that he was not a professional doctor, he still had other matters to attend to. That was why he was already at his limit after spending many months sitting in his clinic treating patients. 

No one doubted this. Perhaps in the past, they would have suspected he was a professional doctor- or how would he have such good medical skills? 

They all knew Ye Lang well enough now. They knew he was an alchemy prodigy and the Ye family’s prodigal son. He had never dabbled in medicine in his life - at least not in front of anyone. 

That epidemic was his virgin treatment! 

Since everyone knew this, what reasons could they give for him to stay?

They couldn’t say the patients needed him here. He had already passed on his knowledge to Sheng City’s doctors, so they could already tackle a huge majority of patients. Only very few people were left. 

If these few people could find Ye Lang, they’d definitely be cured by him. This everyone agreed on! 

“I have things to do. I wanted to visit someone very important to me, but I had to delay that again because I have been treating patients here in the past few months. After the ranking competition, I must meet her!” explained Ye Lang. 

Who? Who was so important to him?

This was what many people wanted to ask but didn’t. This was something private, why would they pry?

“Doctor, will you participate in the competition?” 

“Of course, one of the reasons I’m here is for the competition. I don’t like it, but my family needs me. No choice!” he wrung his hands. 

“Then we support you!” cheered everyone. 

“Thank you for all your support! As for the announcement, you don’t need to worry. It will only happen half a month from now, and it anyone really needs me then, I’ll still be in Sheng City. You can come to visit!” smiled Ye Lang, thanking everyone for their support. 

“Yeah, we don’t need to worry!” everyone realised that it had nothing to do with them. 

They would’ve recovered by then! 

“Half a month? Brother, that’s when the competition starts. Aren’t you supposed to enter the city earlier?” Ye Lanyu had her doubts about his announcement. She felt like he wouldn’t have time to prepare for the competition. 

“I’ll be waiting for the event to start inside, it’s all the same! If you want to prepare, you should enter earlier. I’ll be fine!” said Ye Lang casually, one hand already taking a patient’s pulse. 

“Makes sense. You don’t need to prepare anyway, but we do. We won’t defeat our opponents that easily!” frowned Ye Lanyu. 

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