They Are Still Alive
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
“Since we are a team, it is preferable that we are both at our best. We should not be a burden to each other in times of danger. You were suffering from great pain, but you chose to say nothing. If you passed out at a disastrous point of crisis, you would become the biggest burden.”
Gu Xijiu answered with a smile, “I am not overthinking, so there is no need for you to explain everything so eagerly. I will not blame you for anything. You can rest assured that you are only a team member to me, nothing more. When the time comes, you will save the one you care for, and I will do the same. I will not put you into any trouble or become your burden.”
She must have been crazy to ask if he still cared.
By now, she reminded herself not to overthinkto prevent any further disappointments.
She took a look around, as the place seemed a little familiar. She did not think twice about it and proceeded to stretch even more. She wanted to return to the underground waterway.
Di Fuyi pulled her back and prohibited her from entering the waterway. “You should not dive into the waterway again. Your body is too weak to endure the underground cold.”
Gu Xijiu frowned in bewilderment. “Should we work separately? You continue to track the traces in the waterway and update me if you find anything, all right?”
Her suggestion was a good one. Di Fuyi observed the surrounding and had one of his flashes of inspiration.
The redness of the plum flowers was unusually bright. In the dim light of the night, the flowers seemed to associate with the forces of evil.
He plucked a flower and put it closer to his nose to smell its scent. Within its delicate fragrance, he found something more, something that resembled the smell of blood.
The bloody scent was rather weak. Had Di Fuyi not brought it closer, he would not realize it.
“Perhaps the criminal’s lair is somewhere close by.” Di Fuyi slowly said, “Be careful.”
Gu Xijiu was hit by a sudden realization, too. The plum garden was the one she had been to before. It was 110 miles away from the capital city of the Feixing Kingdom.
When she was last here, she could tell that the redness in these flowers was rather odd. Before she could observe the flowers, Long Siye’s news came and distracted her.
The plum garden was vast. The entire area was a few hundred acres. Within the garden, the flowers were arranged in a crisscross pattern. The small trails spread out in all directions.
It was the plum blossom, so the visitors came in an endless stream to see the flowers. The footprints of the garden were all over the ground with no semblance of order. It would be very difficult for them to track the footprints.
“Wait here. I will go and take a look.” Di Fuyi turned around and went into the waterway.
A few moments later, he resurfaced. “This is the final stop of their track. There are no more traces in the water.”
Gu Xijiu leaped from the top of the plum tree. “The plum trees here seem to associate with the forces of evil. There is something odd about the place here. Maybe they are close by.”
The place seemed completely fine during the day, other than the usual brightness of the red flowers. However, it was different during the night. Bit by bit, the sense of evil started to show. Gu Xijiu was careful enough to notice the difference.
She plucked a twig of plum flower, and a wisp of red brilliance oozed out at the point of the wreckage. The smell of blood grew stronger.
Gu Xijiu’s heart sank.
Was it possible that the place was irrigatedby blood?
Was Mo Zhao’s hiding place nearby?
Was Lan Jingyi forced to kidnap Little Fox? Or did she volunteer to work with Mo Zhao?
Was Little Fox still alive?
Gu Xijiu was very worried about Little Fox’s safety.
“They are still alive.” Di Fuyi seemed to notice her concern, so he quickly reassured her.
Gu Xijiu was relieved. “Lan Jingyi is the culprit. She surely will not be harmed. I am only worried about Little Fox. I need to get her back safely. If anything happens to her, I will never forgive Lan Jingyi!” She finished her sentence with a firm, icy tone.