“Mr Ye, we are here. What do you need us to do?” said the doctors politely. Although they were much older than Ye Lang, some even his grandfather’s age, they still talked to him with the utmost respect.
This respect was beyond the limits of one’s age. Once a person achieves a level of expertise in a field, the respect he/she receives will never change because of age.
“...” Ye Lang did not reply, merely focusing on devouring his meal. He suddenly started to chew very quickly, putting in huge effort to swallow it down.
Maybe he stuffed too much food in his mouth…
Zhen Xiaoyan quickly offered him some water, “Slow down, no one’s going to eat your food! Why are you in such a hurry?”
Ye Lang chugged the water down.
A long, satisfied sigh. “I still have something to do later, that’s why I have to hurry.”
Ye Lang shot up after finishing his sentence, then ran back to check on the Sacred Lady. The three girls understood why he was in such a hurry- he knew there wasn’t much time to rest.
Did he have to suffer so much for this?
The three girls almost resented the Sacred Lady now… If she was here, she would have been so confused.
“Alright, once I remove the crystal, use your most powerful healing magic on the Lady. We have to heal her heart, back and neck all at once, within a short moment. It should not be a problem for you all,” said Ye Lang to the doctors after wiping his mouth and passing the napkin back to Zhen Xiaoyan.
“It’s not, but can you tell us the exact moment when you remove the crystal? That would be best for us,” nodded the doctors.
After Ye Lang healed her abdominal area, the rest was easy for the doctors to deal with.
“Yes, I will count down,” nodded Ye Lang.
The doctors were very surprised when they saw the crystal- Ye Lang could even manipulate the crystal to re-form wherever he wanted.
They couldn’t believe how accurate his workmanship was too.
“We shall begin. Focus,” Ye Lang exhaled, and a soft glow came from his hands. There was a beam visible to the naked eye extending from his palm to the crystal.
This beam then resembled more like electricity extending between him and the crystal. Modern folks would think he was ‘shooting electricity’ into the crystal.
The ice crystal melted uniformly- or you could say recede back into its core. The ice core that was tens of thousands of years old.
Although the crystal could recede, the effectiveness of this core would greatly diminish after this. The preservation effects of this crystal might only be four or five hundred years if they had to use it again, and after a few times, maybe a few years, months, or days…
Despite that, this ice core was still a rare treasure.
Under usual circumstances, an ice crystal receded at its own pace- quickly and unaffected by its external environment.
A person controlling this rate, like Ye Lang greatly slowing it now, was unheard of.
Perhaps it was because no one had thought of doing this as they were so fixated on the general ‘rule’. Well, the inflexibility of the mind can be a very serious problem in the long term.
Sometimes, change is required even if it means changing an established habit.
Ye Lang removed the crystal layer by later so it grew thinner and thinner…
“Focus,” reminded Ye Lang once the crystal reached a certain level of thickness.
“Three… Two… One… Go.”
The doctors released their magic at Ye Lang’s word, each in charge of a specific portion as they had already allocated before.
Many beams of light magic fell on the Sacred Lady, her wounds disappearing in the blink of an eye.
At the same time, Ye Lang also added a few needles for acupuncture to ensure the success of the procedure.
“We’re done,” announced the doctors after the rays grew brighter. They could feel the Sacred Lady’s life energies slowly recovering, hence they retracted their magic.
Ye Lang kept his needles, taking her pulse. He observed her intently- he had to check if the reconstruction was a success, especially the parts he worked on.
“Alright…” nodded Ye Lang after observing the girl. She looked like she was in a stable condition.
“Ye Lang sir, how were you able to manipulate the crystal?” asked the doctors.
“That’s simple, as long as you…” Ye Lang explained what he did to the doctors, about how he manipulated one of the crystal’s unique characteristics using very simple alchemy.
The doctors grew more ashamed of themselves as they listened to Ye Lang. It was so simple they never would’ve thought of it. At this point, they couldn’t believe they were once arrogant people who took so much pride in their medical skills.
“Brother, how did you know to use it?” asked Ye Lanyu. This was one of those questions that didn’t require an answer. Ye Lang sometimes did, other times too lazy to.
Ye Lang would usually choose to give answers if Ye Lanyu could understand it, while the rest he was too lazy to answer was because she would not understand. Giving an explanation would only invite more questions.
“I have an ice core, I’ve used it before so I know,” he replied casually.
“Hmmph,” snorted Zhen XIaoyan, her expression upset.
Looking at her, Ye Lanyu and the princess understood. “You froze Zhen Xiaoyan?” It must be, she was often his lab rat.
“Yep, but I’ve helped freeze her food a few times too. That was from the time I hired hunters… or sometimes I hunt them myself,” nodded Ye Lang.
“...You used the ice crystal core to freeze the animals you hunted?!” asked Ye Lanyu.