A crack slowly opened at the entrance of the courtyard. Christina secretly looked out with one eye.

She saw that her father had returned to his childhood smile, as well as her uncle Bruce and her two younger siblings who were kneeling on the ground.

She closed the door again.

She slowly panted heavily, her chest heaving up and down.

This incident made her realize the cruel reality of this world.

The strong preyed on the weak. Only when you had great strength would others respect you.

If you didn’t have talent or a backer, what awaited you was only contempt and disdain. They would bully you one by one.

At this time, the thought of becoming stronger became more and more intense.

She ignored the situation outside and let these people shout because the matter in front of her was more important.

“Master, I’m ready.”

Chris respectfully sat cross-legged in front of Austin, a serious expression on her face.

Austin nodded and took a sip of tea as he said, “Okay, then I’ll begin to teach you how to refine the spirit-gathering pill. This pill can speed up the absorption and refinement of magic power in the body. Eating one pill is equivalent to many days of hard training with others. First, I’ll teach you the spirit-gathering pill that can make a first-rank mage of the highest rank. You should go and get the herbs first.”

Austin handed a list that he had casually written down to Christina.

Chris accepted it as if it was a treasure. Then, she trotted out of the room and went outside.

The eyes of those who were standing or kneeling outside lit up in unison.

“Daughter, you’re finally out. I heard from father that there’s a reason why he treated you like that. It’s all because Mycroft, that child, is always—”

Seeing his daughter appear, Lance immediately came forward and tried to persuade her patiently, trying to get his daughter back.

Christina frowned and said, “I don’t want to hear you say that now. Move aside, I’m going to buy some herbs.”

When her father had said that he wanted to kill her just now, Christina no longer recognized this person as her father.

Since her father had been so ruthless, there was nothing for her to reminisce about the past.

“Daughter, when I was young, I carried you and played with you. I gave you whatever you wanted. I brought you to play on the swing, I brought you to play…”

Lance recounted in detail the things that had happened when she was young. He wanted to make Christina accept him little by little.

When Bruce heard that Christina was going to buy herbs, he immediately came forward.

He wanted to take the initiative to help and said, “Good niece, what herbs do you want? Come, hand the list to me. Uncle will help you get it.”

After saying that, he grabbed the list in Christina’s hand with a smile. He left without giving Christina any time to react.

He was in a hurry to get the medicine.

Just now, Bruce had already learned from the grand ancestor that Austin was very likely a high-level alchemist.

He was actually able to turn Christina from trash into a genius who could cultivate magic.

That must be because of the medicinal pill. Perhaps he could learn something from this medicinal formula.

Thinking of this, Bruce, the only alchemist in the Nolan family, became happy.

If he could learn the pill that could make a person’s body become able to contain magical elements, he might be able to rise up and become a well-known alchemist master on the continent.

Therefore, at this moment, he was extremely diligent and disappeared without a trace.

Christina didn’t have anything to say. Seeing this family uncle, the difference between before and after was too great.

In the end, Christina could only sigh and ignore her father who still wanted to change his mind. Instead, she returned to the courtyard.

She did not even glance at the two people who knelt down beside her.

Lance watched his daughter leave. Only then did he realize that his daughter had already grown up.

She was no longer the little girl who would smile whenever he cajoled her.

If he wanted to get his daughter back now, he could not do it the way he did in the past.

Lance seemed to have thought of something and left immediately.

In front of Christina’s house, only Elena and Mycroft were kneeling.

Not long after…

The originally quiet courtyard door suddenly became lively. Many younger members of the Nolan family had actually walked to the courtyard door and knelt down like the two of them.

Seeing this, Elena was bewildered and asked, “What are you doing?”

It was one thing for the two of them to be punished for their mistakes, but why were these people also joining in the fun?

These younger generation members said to her, “My father said that we should take this expert as our teacher. If we’re lucky, we might be able to become even stronger.”

“That’s right. My father said that if we can’t make this expert our teacher, he’ll break my legs.”

“So, we’ll also kneel together.”

These youths replied in such a chaotic manner.

Hearing their words, Elena and Mycroft finally understood.

If they could really take this expert as their teacher, perhaps their status would once again surpass Christina’s.

If they could gain the favor of this expert, from now on, the Nolan family would still be under their control.

At the thought of this, their eyes immediately turned red.

They kept kowtowing to the entrance of the courtyard.

They did not know that Austin, as the most powerful Celestial Emperor since ancient times, would not easily take in a disciple.

It was only because Christina was lucky and Austin liked her that he agreed to take on a disciple. However, she was only an outer disciple. It was fine if she was taught a few things casually as he would not spend too much time on her.