Feng Jiu chuckled: "Then are you helping? Or are you not helping? If you're not helping then I will have to do it myself."
When he heard this, Luo Heng frowned: "Are you serious?"
"Of course, do you think I'm kidding?" She looked at him and said: "Didn't you say that the doctors and alchemists said that there is no hope for him and that he will lie in bed for the rest of his life? Since that's the case, then if you truly wish him to get better, why don't you trust in me this time?"
He looked at Feng Jiu's serious expression and thought for a while, then stepped forward and took off Chen Dao's shirt and asked: "Do you want me to remove his trousers as well?"
"No need, you just need to lower his trousers." Feng Jiu removed her shoes and got onto the bed and pointed: "Flip his body over sideways and support him."
"Oh." Luo Heng did as he was told and turned a half-naked Chen Dao sideways and supported his body while he slept sideways. When he noticed that he hadn't woken up, he asked: "What did you do to him?"
"Acupuncture, nothing to worry about, nothing will happen to him."
Feng Jiu squatted down and held Chen Dao's arm with one hand as she probed his back vertebrae with her other hand and finally rested on his lumbar spine. She could feel the misalignment there and it was precisely because of the misalignment that had caused Chen Dao's paralysis.
"How is it?" Luo Heng couldn't help but asked when he saw no movement for a while.
"I need to operate on him." She said slowly: "In addition to the misalignment in his lumbar spine, there are also bone spurs inside. They must be removed." Saying that, she jumped out of bed and put on her shoes then went outside.
"Hey, where are you going?"
"Wait for me. I am going to get a basin of clean water." Feng Jiu said without looking back. After she walked out of the bedroom, she went into the shower room to get a basin of clean water and prepared all the things she needed to use before she returned to the bedroom.
"Lie him down so that his back is flat and facing upwards. Come and help me." Feng Jiu instructed and took out some large and small knives, a tweezer, silver needles and medicine.
Luo Heng looked at the knives glinting in the light and couldn't help but shuddered: "What, what are you going to do?"
"Didn't I tell you earlier? His lumbar spine has been injured and as long as his bones are realigned and the bone spurs are removed by surgery, he will be able to recover."
She replied without raising her head. After she had cleaned her hands, she instructed: "When I am operating, don't make a fuss over everything. If I perspire, remember to wipe my sweat with a clean cloth. You mustn't let my sweat drip into the open wound. In addition to that, when I ask you to stop the bleeding, you will use these tweezers to clamp the clean gauze to stop the bleeding. Don't ask so many questions."
"But, but, can you really do it? That's a big knife and a small knife. Will he, will he…." He didn't dare to say the word die, but he felt his heart trembling and stiffen.
"Don't worry, this type of surgery is just a trivial thing to me, it's not a big deal." After speaking, she seemed to have thought of something and went outside then came back in again soon after.
"What were you doing?" Luo Heng asked.
"To be on the safe side, I have set up the boundary barriers again. Let's get started!" At this moment, she removed her dusty cloak and wore only her clean undergarments to operate on Chen Dao.
Luo Heng who was stood by the side didn't dare to disturb her and only focused on the tasks Feng Jiu had instructed him to do. At that moment, he hadn't even realised that he, a dignified alchemist, was taking instructions from an errand boy.