Chapter 8.2: Stunning Performance
The thick needle his mother prepared was about three millimeters long in diameter. The thick needle was normally used sewing animal hides so he’d precisely asked his mother to boil the needle in boiling water to disinfect and remove bacterias for this reasoning alone.
Shen Lang’s keen eyes then punched a small hole in the lungs before quickly pulling the thick needle out. Then, he pierced the open wound with a plant stem that was two millimeters in diameter and had a long, hollow entrance that was enough to drain the hemorrhage from his father’s lungs.
Using this process, Shen Lang opened several more small holes in the lungs and proceeding to insert the plant stem to drain out the blood clot stuck inside.
Half an hour later, most of the blood clot had already been drained out before moving on to treat the hematoma. This step wasn’t the most important. Rather, it was the draining of the blood clot Shen Lang found difficult.
After the treatment, the effect was immediate. His father still coughed, but his breathing was much more steady unlike before. Earlier, each time he breathed, it felt as if he’s unable to feel the oxygen in his lungs and that it’d burst apart from pain like he’s experiencing something worse than death itself. But now, he could no longer feel pain and the feeling of something painful blocking his chest was no longer present.
He felt comfortable.
Shen Wan looked at his son incredulously. He hadn’t expected Shen Lang would exert a brilliant technique. He’s grown to be too clever… too clever indeed. This precious son of his… he hasn’t seen him for three months, and yet, during that time, he’s managed to gain such profound abilities.
“Lang’er, father feels much better now. My son is really good… really good… ha-ha-ha-ha….” Shen Wan’s heart was filled with joy and pride.
Shen Lang’s mother looked at her son in shock. He’d grown to become so smart and clever.
“Dear, you don’t need to ask why Lang’er is no longer a fool.” Shen Wan stopped his wife. “Why break the happiness when our Lang’er has become like this? Isn’t it that we should be happy that he’s become our pride?”
His mother nodded.
“Yes… you’re right… my son has been blessed by the heavens.” She smiled. “Lang’er has been gifted an extraordinary gift, ha-ha…. Lang’er you don’t need to marry the widow from Liu Village. We’ll save enough money and open a hospital and then… we’ll have you marry the village head’s daughter!”
Shen Lang’s parents and his younger brother said nothing about the change in the foolish son they adored, only happy and delighted to know that he’s become clever.
“My son, you must be hungry. Mother will go and prepare dinner for you.” She immediately rushed into the kitchen happily.
Her quick hands finished the meal she prepared in less than half an hour. Sitting on the table were three bowls of porridge, one big bowl of rice, a large plate of wild and green vegetables, and a small plate of bacon.
Because Shen Wan and Shen Jiang was unable to get out his bed, the table was moved closer so they’d have an easier time eating.
Shen Lang had white rice while his family drank corn porridge. Saddened, he wanted to give his rice to them but was immediately rejected.
“Lang’er is growing up. Eat your rice well. We’ll just have this corn porridge. Besides, can’t swallow well.” Said Shen Wan while chewing. “I will not eat your rice nor will your little brother eat it.”
“Yeah, absolutely will not!” Shen Jiang replied in tandem.
“Lang’er, go eat some more… eat some more meat.” Shen Lang’s mother beaconed him and put more food in his bowl.
Shen Lang truly wished for his family to eat more but he knew they’d only refuse and they’d certainly never eat his food. When they saw him eating meat, only blissful happiness filled their hearts.
Ah… what type of eccentricity is this!
Even though Shen Wan and Shen Jiang were injured to the point that they could die any minute while he, Shen Lang was standing in good health they’d still give him the very best meal to eat.
After dinner, Shen Lang concocted a medicine from the herbs picked in the mountains. He then served it to his little brother and father.
Shen Jiang needed to drink the herbal soup prepared for him so as to heal his crippled leg. If done as instructed, Shen Jiang would within two months.
Though the hematoma and blood clot in Shen Wan’s lungs had been drained out, he was only half cured, but for the most part, his life was nowhere near danger. What needed to be done was to reduce the inflammation and nourish the body. The medicine needed for this could not be dug up from the mountains. It could only be bought.
“Lang’er, let’s wash your feet.”
His mother happily carried a bucket of warm water. She squatted down ready to wash Shen Lang’s feet. Her hands were naturally skilled and it was obvious that she’d often wash his feet the past ten years all too often.
“Mother… it’s alright… I can wish it myself.”
This… he can’t bear to see this… it was too unfilial.
His mother grew solemn.
“You used to love mother washing your feet. What’s wrong? Mother’s hands are clean…”
She was worried that the rich lifestyle in the Xu Family had changed him.
Shen Lang suddenly understood. Every time she washed his feet, she did it with happiness and care.
“Clean it well, mother?” Shen Lang smiled.
Her whole body and mind rippled in happiness as he watched her rough hands gently wash his feet. Throughout it all, her eyes were filled with boundless happiness.
Her whole body and mind were rippled in happiness as he watched his mother’s rough hands gently washing his feet. Throughout the process, her eyes were filled with boundless happiness.
Shen Lang inherited only the memories of the past, not the emotions. He’d not expect that in just a few hours time that he’d fall into the loving care of his family.
From this moment on, you are my parents… and Shen Jiang, you are my dear little brother!
At this time, Tian Thirteen spoke lightly in his ear. “Shen Lang your family is really dear to each other. Ah… but remember you only have two days to get that thousand gold coins. If not, your family will surely suffer, hehe…”