Chapter 288: Ugliest, Dirtiest, Oldest
After interning in the laboratory for a few days, Gu Qiqi received praise from all the professors.
She was smart and understood everything immediately.
She was studious and focused.
What was rarer was that she was also very humble and wasn’t afraid of hardship.
There was once when she did a gene sequence specimen. There were hundreds of copies. She spent the entire day in the laboratory alone and completed them beautifully.
Professor Zhou Qing, the person in charge of the laboratory, couldn’t bear to let her go to school.
“Qiqi, you’re the student who has left the deepest impression on me among all the students I’ve taught. Back when I brought Molly along, I thought that she was already very outstanding. I didn’t expect that your potential would be even greater!”
“Yes. She’s young now. She’s already an associate professor after graduating from a doctorate. By the way, she’s in the clinical medicine school. Perhaps, she can even be your tutor. Haha, it’s also fate.”
“Professor Zhou, this Professor Molly that you’re talking about… Is she also good at ophthalmology surgery?” Gu Qiqi kept thinking about Xiao Bei’s illness.
“Eh… Not really. She’s good at genetic restructuring. She’s currently researching medicine to change human specific genes. By the way, Qiqi, you worked so late yesterday. Go back early today. School’s about to start soon. Go home and prepare. If you’re interested after school starts, you’re welcome to come back anytime!”
“Thank you, Professor Zhou!”
Gu Qiqi didn’t stand on ceremony either. She indeed needed some time to go out and do something.
“Master Silver, are we going to shop for clothes?” The little dirty turtle’s eyes lit up.
Gu Qiqi flicked his head. “Aren’t you a male turtle? Since when were you so passionate about buying clothes?”
“Oh! I hope that you will be beautiful and appear stunning at Grandpa’s birthday banquet. At the same time, I want to blind Master Jue!”
Gu Qiqi was speechless. “It’s just a birthday banquet, not a beauty pageant!”
The little dirty turtle watched as Gu Qiqi went to the washroom. She took a box of brown rouge and smeared it on her face. She put on a silver wig and scratched her hair in a mess. Then, she wore an especially exaggerated pair of white-framed toad sunglasses and dressed herself up in the ugliest, dirtiest, and most old-fashioned way.
In the end, as if she didn’t find it ugly enough, she found a gray cloak from somewhere and put it on.
Alright, no one could link the ugly and blind old woman in the mirror to Gu Qiqi now.
“Master, what exactly are you doing?!”
Gu Qiqi curved her lips and smiled.
With such an eye-catching piece of equipment, she went to the most flourishing commercial center in the Imperial Capital—the Gold Diamond Corridor.
In the long golden corridor was the Bai family’s pharmacy, the National Medical Hall’s flagship store.
Gu Qiqi rushed over.
“Top-notch Ambergris. Do you want it?” Gu Qiqi placed the medicine that she had refined previously on the counter.
Immediately, the pharmacists in the pharmacy were stunned.
“Yes, yes, yes!” The manager ran over enthusiastically and was overjoyed.
A few days ago, Second Young Master was still mumbling that he couldn’t collect any century-old Ambergris to show off. He couldn’t find it even after searching the entire Capital. He didn’t expect that his luck would be so good today that someone would actually deliver it to his door.
“One kilogram costs a million dollars. Here are five kilograms.”
Gu Qiqi adjusted her sunglasses.
The manager’s smile froze on his face.
Gosh, this was a sky-high price…
“Auntie, the market price for the Ambergris is at most 500,000 kg. You…”
Gu Qiqi put away the herbs in annoyance. “I didn’t expect the Medical Hall to be so shabby. They can’t even afford a million dollars? Can’t you tell that this Ambergris has 200 years of history? How can it be compared to the 100-year-old incense on the market?”
The manager was stunned.
When he came back to his senses, he hurriedly closed his eyes and sniffed carefully. Then, he smiled and asked Gu Qiqi if he could take a look at them again.
He had been in this profession for more than thirty years, but this was the first time he had seen such top-notch Ambergris.
The 200-year-old Agarwood could be considered a national treasure.
It was actually in the hands of a country auntie dressed so horribly…
“Auntie, may I know your surname?”
“Ye… Ye Mumu.”
“Auntie Ye, wait a minute!”