The Healer Demands Payment!


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In the past, there was a small cannon fodder who wholeheartedly dedicated herself to the medicinal path.

Only after dying once did she learned that even if she was brilliant, she could only be an insignificant side character used to emphasize the female lead’s limelight. Any relationship with the male lead and other supporting male characters would bring her bad luck.

When going out to collect some medicinal herbs in Qingfeng Valley, she kindly rescued a male side character. The man woke up and saw the female lead and became eternally grateful to her instead. He thought that the monster that hurt him was brought by the small cannon fodder so she was punished.

The cycle repeated and eventually everyone she saved blindly loved the righteous female lead. Ultimately she was killed by one of the men who was entangled with the female lead.

So after her rebirth, she began to firmly adhere to the principle of ‘pay me first, then I’ll cure you’.

Male cannon fodders who love the female lead, charge them triple fee!

Male side characters who ambiguously entangled with the female lead, charge them 10 times!

Male lead, the most important one, charged him 100 times!

She single heartedly insisted on using money to distance herself from those men and drew a clear boundary between them. But her ability was too high, that the male lead and side characters from all over the world always came to her for help…

She finally became the richest person in cultivation world!

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New lonelybunny35712 rated it
April 15, 2021
Status: c72 part3
*Warning, mild spoilers ahead*

I really enjoy the plot and where it is heading. The FL is very likable and her choices are rather logical. The same goes for the side MLs. They don't brainlessly follow her because she healed them or for some other terrible reason, but because they regained their memories and hate the villainess. The romance between the ML and the FL is a little slow-moving, but it makes sense and is well set up. There is some rather satisfying face slapping, so look forward to that. The... more>> FL setup is: "money-loving, " revenge-seeking, medical research obsessed, and loves her master (ML). As I can tell from what is released, the ML setup is: aloof, super-powerful, pampers the FL and is helpless towards her. There is character development, the characters feel well rounded, and the world development is okay. Looking forward to more updates! <<less
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New ugjfw85 rated it
April 14, 2021
Status: 8 part2
I had scrolled past this story a couple of times before, hesitating whether to read it because some of the reviews. In the end I decided to see for myself if the story was good or not, and ended up dropping it after a few chapters. I can't call this story bad or good since I dropped early on but here's a couple of things that irked me in the story.

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Don't even get me started on the org!FL, this girl gives off a green tea bit*h vibe but the author tries to portray her in a certain way that doesn't seems right with how she actually is in the story

The whole thing with the MLs gaining back their memories of what happened in the past life is just so freaking ridiculous to me, and them all suddenly acting so clingy with the MC is actual dog crap.


In conclusion, interesting premise just not executed correctly. Swap out the MC with someone who can actually speak up for themselves, kick out the unwanted reverse harem and it'd probably make for an interesting story. <<less
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cookieconquerer rated it
May 9, 2020
Status: c130
I'll be honest, this gets tedious af the further you go along. In the previous life the men all attributed her deeds to little miss Lu, in this life they are unreasonable puppies biting at the hem of our FL's clothes.

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  • They don't listen, they're overprotective to the nth degree and overall I find them annoying to the n^2 degree. The random nature in which these guys remember their former lives also leaves a lot to be desired. At baseline, their refusal to listen to our girl's desire to maintain strictly professional relationships with them is frustrating as hell.
  • I honestly just started skipping paragraphs so I could get the jist of what's going on because the details of cultivation and their word vomit like explanations just get sooooo tiring. The author really needs an editor because this story is just bogged down with extras.
  • It's still a 4 because there's still a story line, even if it is draggingggg, and the FL doesn't change from her goal of being a medical practitioner. I do like the ML, mostly because he's one of the only males in the story who I can stand.
    Gentleman Pei is also pretty ok but that's because he's a confidant and not vying for love. I took off the point because I just stopped enjoying this (mostly due to the following she gathers). I'm not going to take off a bunch of stars because while wordy cultivation-related text isn't my cup of tea today maybe it's someone else's.
  • There is a romantic progression between the FL and ML so far, but it's not obvious on the FL's side because she insists on treating him as a master. (I really just want to bang my head against a wall).
If you like stories that are full of extra information and hot-blooded youths who decide on their own to form a harem without the FL's input, this may be your cup of tea. If you want something well-paced with a clear direction I would skip this.

Our FL's previous life can't be counted on as a guide and her own actions this time are more like a leaf blown about by the wind than someone stepping on a path with a clear purpose. She has this overarching goal to be a medical practitioner, but somehow despite the benefit of her prior life she still seems like she's wandering blindly from one event to the next. The moment the author chose to add in some random ass dude that never appeared in her previous life, things just go off the rails, 10/10 tired of this dude's obsession with making her his apprentice.

FL is pretty ok, I just want to throw away every manchild that has poisoned my eyes in these 130 chapters. I'm not sure if this had more chapters available if I would keep going. I binged to 130 in the hopes things would seem mostly resolved and I could relish the end of a romance. Sadly, I was mistaken and in a way feel like I wasted my time. <<less
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ike_00000 rated it
August 12, 2020
Status: c29.1
Originally I thought it would be as the synopsis implies, where she steadily ends up earning money and felling over MLs (without really meaning to) and eventually becomes rich. I was also hoping orig!ML would end up being her ML.

Unfortunately, that's not what this story is. Putting aside how the heck she found such a master just lying around, and why on earth he was willing to stick with her, I also didn't like the other main concept of the story.

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The MLs randomly regain their memories of their previous life at some point which makes them love our MC and turn away from orig!FL because they end up remembering her lifesaving favours from the past life. However, this just means they end up falling for her super quick, and I really like the process of falling for each other. Thus it's really unfortunate.

Furthermore, the master is someone that didn't belong in the "original story". I personally don't like when that happens because true stories always set the most powerful handsome guy as the ML, so how could this even better person suddenly pop out?? It also makes absolutely no sense to me how they got close... our MC is really a good person, but it really doesn't explain how they got THAT close.


All that said, the story is still quite interesting. Translating team does a great job, and our MC is a good girl (albeit incre~dibly Mary Sue). This story is really a perspective thing; orig!FL seems annoying but that's only because we get the perspective of MC. From another perspective, MC would be the one that's a crazy mary sue.

Edit: The more I read, the more Mary Sue she is, and more important the more powerful her old master becomes. Like I just can't get around the fact that somehow she found this super incredibly powerful and talented and also world-shockingly handsome master just lying around, and didn't really think anything of it...? idk man I just find it so ridiculous <<less
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albreo rated it
October 20, 2020
Status: c42 part4

The start of the story is pretty interesting with, again, time reversed plot to fight FL halo. A bunch of MLs also able to remember the past time as to how they were fighting over such a FL. That's the initial plot, however.

The real story part barely has traces of FL halo, no cheat, no heaven intervention, nothing that was mention at the start. The actual halo is on MC all along, so, the entire premise is such a lie. MC has all the good stuff to herself all males... more>> fawn over her with no actual bonding. FL doesn't even have a chance to start using a cheat. So, I'm going to cheer for FL instead because MC is such a joke lol. Easy harem is no fun, it's garbage. MC is no different than the FL she despite so much. All the MLs like her but she doesn't like them, the same. I'm salty sorry lol.

It's a pretty generic novel. Translation quality is great, no complaint. <<less
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08phamann rated it
November 6, 2020
Status: c46 part4
Interesting premise, but poor execution. MC becomes just like the lucky Og!FL she despised. She has great luck, all the golden fingers, all love interests cling to her for seemingly no reason, but she obviously is not interested. The premise that she demands money for payment goes down the drain very quickly, as the love interests cling to her regardless. The plot becomes bland very quickly.
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Queen Satan
Queen Satan rated it
October 16, 2020
Status: --
Okay so initially I didn't really have any expectations but boy was I wrong. This is a cultivation story meaning there are a lot of unnecessary details that are better off not being known to readers (some people enjoy it though) hence the skepticism. I did gloss over many paragraphs that delved quite deep into the ins and the outs of the cultivation, however keeping that aside I actually enjoyed every bit of it. There is something about this story that just really pulls you in. There are readers who... more>> have pointed out the Mary Sue-ish aspect of the MC but strangely enough, it wasn't until I read the reviews after reading the novel did I actually realize how questionably true it is, which I guess then makes it safe to assume that even readers who loathe Mary Sues with every fiber of their being (like me) can genuinely enjoy the MC and like her as well. Either way, it is a fun read that I definitely recommend. Also, I feel that there are a lot of comedic undertones that may have been unintentional, or is it just me? <<less
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magstralala rated it
September 7, 2020
Status: c81
After reading the translated chapters, I started MTLing it.

I like this story. I'm usually not a huge fan about cultivation novels because they are often too messy or complicated to follow. And to tell the truth, the MTL is even more complicated but after 30ish translated chapters, I was already engrossed as heck into the MC's journey.

Basically, the plot is about MC aiming to become the best medical practitioner and find her former master while avoiding to get destroyed by a female lead halo.

MC spent her first life her head... more>> filled with saving people but was unfortunate to cross path with a woman drenched in female lead halo. Every time MC would somewhat heal a handsome youngster, she would one point or another end up either in prison or well.. Dead.

After her rebirth, her goal is simple: saving life and surviving. She died to young in her mind and she really wants to see her Master again. Her solution? Demand payments up front to anyone that would eventually or potentially cross path with the female lead.

Some people say MC is a Mary Sue but I beg to differ. MC might be really good at medicine, but she is quite weak in the end and cursed to not possess a female lead halo.


Her entourage only includes three former suitors of the FL -the two that remembers their past life and one tasked of playing bodyguard that annoyingly keep praising the FL-, a red fox demon that is quite adorable and Xiao Qi. The other people that genuinely seems to like her are the Senior Sister she meets in Beyond the Heaven and a couple of older characters.

Because while people she had healed in her past life will remember her if she heals them again, most people just do not like her. They will low key admire her for a bit until they meet the original FL and immediately start to either distrust or just threaten our MC.

It's quite annoying really, because while the FL might not be a bad person per se, she always has ulterior motives to play the white lotus. Like she said herself at some point, the original FL has always been loved and in the spotlight and try her best to keep it that way.

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November 24, 2020
Status: c30.3
I'm rating it low because its disappointing. MC is reborn after being treated horribly (ignored/ unappreciated) so she starts charging the MLs money to draw a line between them.

But it gives the opposite impression? And then the MLS remember their previous life where following the old FL led to disaster. Therefore they decide to follow a different FL, who is the MC. They're just huge simps.

I read other reviews hoping it gets better and she gets with her master/guy related to him?. Someone who isn't simp. No, doesn't seem like it. It sounds like unwanted reverse harem. The guys decided one-sided that they want to be in her harem, but she just wants them out of her life so they don't give her bad karma.


Untagged reverse harem
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angeleater rated it
November 13, 2020
Status: c44
Good story, translated well and makes sense. Don't be discouraged by the bad reviews.


People seem to be complaining that the MC has people fawning over her for no reason, even though its glaringly obvious it is because they feel gratitude towards her for saving them in her previous lifetime. Yet nobody is questioning why they liked Lu Qingyan so much.


In my opinion, she is not very op at all, and I think her personality is quite interesting. The reasons for her knowledge make sense. Shes not hypocritical at all.
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Blisfulloblivion rated it
July 8, 2020
Status: c59
One of the bettter chinese stories on NU. It's somwhat similar to Demoness's Art of Vengeance in setting and quality but much more relaxed.

MC is a cold beauty who is very kind but has poor interpersonal skills. She is obsessed with medicine. Her past life her poor social skills and cold attitude led to many misunderstandings and combined with bad luck resulted in an early death. Even though she saved many heros with her medical skills and did many good deeds, others took the credit. When dying, she was told... more>> that her misfortune was due to her good deeds pulling fortune away from a heaven blessed child, her senior sister. Her end was very sad.

This life she is determined to not owe any karma so that she can avoid her previous end. But more things are different this time than just her. <<less
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ilovethevillains rated it
November 23, 2020
Status: --
The earlier part really piqued my interest. I think the MC would not entangled herself with the male leads and find her own male lead but she got stuck with the previous male leads instead.

The other thing is I feel like the author has some pattern that is (1) showing a new mysterious character - (2) slowly revealing the true identity - (3) new mysterious character appears and it happened repeatedly throughout the story it made me tired. Just where are you going to bring us?! I feel like the... more>> author focused more on the characters than the plot

But it still a pretty nice story to read tho, maybe I'll come back when I had nothing to read <<less
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Nanya rated it
September 30, 2020
Status: c94
Guys guys guys guys, I absolutely love this novel!!

This novel is based around our MC, Meng Qi who after dying, gets a second chance at life where she first joins her medical league. The MC is enamored with medicine so in this new life she'll continue down this path with new rules (for each medicine treatment she gives to ML's of Heaven's darling (Lu Qingran), she'll demand spiritual stone recompensation).. Along with wanting to reunite with her Master who taught her a lot of the miraculous stuff she knows.

I... more>> won't spoil you guys too much, but I definitely recommend reading this novel! There's a lot of quirky side characters, amazing plot points, and really interesting world building.

As for addressing some of the negatives that some other reviewers have:


1. Do not expect this to be a face-slapping novel. Yes the MC gets wronged a lot of times but after experiencing the disappointments/misunderstandings of the last life, she mostly brushes things off as she doesn't have lots of expectations at this time. She does show some character growth in this regard later on, but the crux of her character is someone who will always choose to help a person that she can.

2. There's a lot of "side ML's" that I know some people might be disappointed aren't more romantically involved with the MC. However the way that I look at it is some grow to respect her for her qualities while others become protectors of sorts out of gratitude (although they do might harbor some thoughts about her ;))

3. Lastly this is just a fun novel (without too much complexity) to enjoy. There's a lot of glorious momenta especially with the last arc I left off on. Man...I'm getting such 2nd Male Lead Syndrome


Anyways final notes are 5/5 stars! I definitely recommend at least trying the novel. It's become one of my favorites!! <<less
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Eclat123 rated it
July 18, 2020
Status: c134
Superb worldbuilding and strong plot, but the character development is quite bad.

The side characters are basically sheeps who can't think on their own. This is extremely visible especially in the earlier chapters. And even up until 100+ chapters, most of what the side characters do don't even make sense. They're just like those sidekicks whose purpose and actions are only centered along the MC in superhero novels. MC is a total mary sue, which is funny considering how bad she was treated in her previous life. Overall the characters are... more>> very 2D and non-humanlike.

But the plot though, it's really good that it takes away all those lacking elements. If you're a fan of xianxia, you'd love this. The intricate fantasy setting alongside with adventure-like arcs is the main focus of this novel. And the worldbuilding is just plainly amazing. Seriously, this is one of the few xianxia novels that has minimal plotholes with intricate worldbuilding elements.

The one thing that's bothering me is how the author struggled with writing technique. Xianxia novels are never easy to follow since it usually have a fantasy world setting, but here the author didn't give enough explanations for some key elements that'd make the readers confused. The writing is a bit hard to follow because of those unexplored ideas that kept jumping around.

You want some romance? Meh, don't expect much of it. <<less
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mshh rated it
January 25, 2021
Status: c158
I MTL-ed this. Translation is rough but gist of storyline is comprehendible and my mind just automatically tried to make syntax/grammar fit.

In the first life, our cannon fodder's (MQ) path was crossed with multiple men. They don't know it was her who saved them so they mistakenly fall for Mary Sue FL (LX) and actually harmed MQ directly/indirectly. In the rebirth, to even out karma and stay away from LX's godly halo retribution, MQ charges nominal fees to these men when she saved them. It is quite hilarious in their... more>> actions and attempt to be close to MQ as they will remember what MQ did in the past life after they have been saved and vowed to protect her in this life instead of falling for false FL. So MQ is the Mary Sue in this life but she just doesn't know it/doesn't care. Not all men fell in love with MQ as some just respect her.

Story building is well developed. There are some redundancy in description/explanation that the author could cut out. I love Su Junmo the best as his thought process regarding his master and MQ is hilarious. He tried so hard not to be third-wheeling when they are together and prevent others from third-wheeling too. HAHAHA

Spoiler about MQ/master love relationship: Don't click if you want to be surprised later~


ML fell in love with her first and tried to rope her into a relationship/Taoist companion. Basically I laughed bc he basically flashed his monetary "CEO" status, bought something mega expensive (a medical script) at the heavenly auction and instilled his divine sense. He told her he needed her to solve this script but bc his divine sense is on it, only he/his Taoist companion/family can pick it up at the relay station but he cannot pick it up as he is in the Demon World. So she agreed to be his Taoist companion to help him. HAHAHA >_<

What I don't like about ML is he can be a jerk to other men


MQ's family background is also introduced in this life as she doesn't know anything in the past life. She doesn't have her full memory as there are several blurred moments which seemed to be important.

Mary Sue - LX

She cannot be harmed per greater forces behind the scene. LX's blind righteousness gets MQ into trouble and finally, WQ tried to kill her but faced whiplashes. There seems to be a greater celestial force controlling the scene but another force who is helping MQ?


I hope this novel doesn't get redundant and spans into over 1000 chapters.

Currently we don't know why MQ got a rebirth. The ultimate guy who LX was with in the last life hasn't appeared yet but I suspect him to be the lord of the Devil world...

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Abdi Med rated it
December 28, 2020
Status: c158
The story is progressing well. Mysteries after mysteries are revealed. The MC is always calm, determined and has a strong passion for medicine. In the story progression, the MC encounters many varieties of situations (sometimes funny and sometimes unexpectedly deadly). The supposed ML and other people that are accompanying the MC in her travel becomes quite likeable when the story progress. At some time, they all become friends that can trust each other and the reason for that is understandable. Their reactions are also hilarious toward the MC's situations.

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The biggest shock that they ever received is when the MC tells them that she has already a husband (the master is the husband) and stood still without knowing what to say until the MC left for a test.


In summary, everything is well done. <<less
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Su Jin
Su Jin rated it
October 17, 2020
Status: c43 part4
Well, what can I say? Our protagonist, Meng Qi, is a wonderful, well-educated and smart medical cultivator. She dedicated her life to healing others for the pleasure of practicing medicine. Unfortunately, some people's irrationality led to her first death.
With a small advantage of knowing the way to cultivate the next levels and some other tricks, Meng Qi does not change much of his original self, except that he would no longer create a relationship with others on the basis of grace and kindness. Those who were destined to be... more>> suitors of the beloved child, would be coldly charged for any medical care, and without need she does not put them in the eyes. Totally partial, she does not charge women, unless she is someone who deserves it. Meng Qi is a very good protagonist, she doesn’t get out of her way, but neither is she silly to indulge
who mistreated or hurt her. <<less
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Absolute-Melody rated it
May 14, 2020
Status: c2 part3
Very interesting and comedic premise. Essentially “Instead of doing this out of good will, in order to remove any feelings of gratitude, I will charge you for the treatment and I will even charge you 10 times the price!!!

I like it. I don’t do mtl and I can’t read any Chinese language so I will wait. Thanks translator!
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silva2345_lady rated it
February 19, 2021
Status: 38 part3
I only picked up this novel for a casual read. But there is so many things that I have an issue with that I had share my opinion.

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I thought the plot was going to be MC trying to rectify her past mistake of being too kind and a pushover and try the hardest to keep a distance between the FL and her entourage or op suiters.

Instead, it's about her trying the same thing as past, just charge money and pretend to be cold and aloof. Like yeah, she has a cold face, but that is it as far as trying to change her fate.

And for the other main issue I had was how dumb all the characters are, to the point if feels like except for a few characters that are on MC's side (of course), everyone had a giant hole for brain.

And the FL is nothing more than a pretty girl who just happens to be the one loved by fate or whatever. But the FL never does anything besides fainting and causing trouble to the people who are trying to help.

To me, she feels two faced. Because there is no way she is not jealous of MC. She keeps trying to steal her credits. When the male interests ask her if she is the one who helped them, she never refutes their claim. Which totally gives me the green tea bit*h vibe.

And the last thing, and the more irritating is, the MC herself. She keeps trying to have this image of an unnerved passerby. But when the male interests trys to stick to her, she never tries to make them go away.

The only thing that interests me in the story is the world building and the rather relax paced cultivation described here.

I especially like the beyond the boundary description. Which the whole Amazon feel.

The story pacing is good, except when it comes to conflict related scene. It either seem to relaxed or too fast paced.

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kawaii12345 rated it
January 18, 2021
Status: c158 part2
It starts a little rough gets better for a short while, then turns into the worst exposition fest, description binge I've ever read. What's most annoying is the comedy tag. There's maybe 10-15 chapters around chapter 30that can be called mildly amusing and that's it. Tom Clancy novels have more laughs than this.

The plot also veers heavily away from the initial premise of a mercenary doctor that overcharges (nahhh could never happen) into a run of the mill and rather boring soap.

The final killer for me was around ch... more>> 70 when the descriptions started to repeat verbatim and endlessly. I really didn't want the details of a realm of cultivation 20 times, or need to hear that the medical cultivators were nowhere near as combat effective as the sword cultivators. <<less
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MusicFromMiles rated it
November 19, 2020
Status: c50 part2
It has a good start and an interesting concept. I also like the MC and the male lead very much, the only thing that irritates me is that...

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The male characters who was supposedly former harem members of the FL somehow thought its a good idea to form their own with the MC at the middle of it without her consent. It's obvious that she's not interested in them. I like the male lead though, he's cute. And also there's this supposed to be last boss who killed some of the male characters but instead of focusing on getting stronger or devicing a plan to prevent their deaths, they are wasting time clinging to the MC


Even so I'm still willing to wait for the update and to continue reading it <<less
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ReadsWebNovels rated it
October 8, 2020
Status: c42 part4
Before I started reading, I suspected this to be reverse-harem tr*sh that I would quickly abandon. However, this story has managed to warm my heart. I like the MC. I like how irrationally hostile characters are handled (bystanders point out they're being irrational.) They even have plausible reasons as to why the male sides start following her (I feel like they'd so it even without romantic intentions simply out of gratitude.) There's also a mystery in the works. This is a well put together novel.
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