Its Prey Should Never Be Allowed To Escape
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Lan Yue’s solution seemed like a conservative, but a safe idea. However, it was already late at night. No one would leave the place to go anywhere else at this time.
Were the three of them going to wait until the next day? Moreover, if everything in the formation were complete, none of them would leave the place for a couple of weeks. Were they going to wait that long?
They were desperate; how could they wait so long?
Yan Chen glared fiercely at him as he spoke, “We can wait, but Little Fox cannot wait anymore!”
Lan Yue sighed. “She has been kidnapped for two days. If they were going to harm her, they would have done it already. There is not much difference in how long we wait.”
He was not entirely hopeful for Little Fox to return safely and in perfect health. He would do everything he ought to do in this rescue mission and leave the rest to God’s will.
Yan Chen decided to ignore him and turned to Gu Xijiu for more suggestions instead. “Xijiu, what do you think?”
Gu Xijiu looked at the mussel, that was now close by her side. “Take out the hidden rabbit in your mouth.”
The mussel was guided here by Yan Chen. Upon hearing her instruction, it was perplexed and asked, “Master, how did you know that I have hidden a rabbit in my mouth?”
The mussel had a habit of storing food, as it was always worried that it would get stranded somewhere with no food. Everywhere it went, it would eat what it caught. If the food were too much, it would keep it in its mouth as food storage.
In its shell, there were three rabbits, two chickens, and even a small boar.
As its master, Gu Xijiu certainly knew its habit. Moreover, she could hear the scratching of the rabbit in its shells, desperately calling for an escape.
The mussel was a little reluctant to let go of its attractive food from its storage. It continued to discuss with Gu Xijiu, “Master, after letting it out, can I swallow it back?”
Gu Xijiu nodded in agreement. “You can go after it if there is no danger.”
The mussel was relieved.
It agreed to her, as long as it was allowed to take the rabbit back.Its prey should never be allowed to escape.
It passed the rabbit to Gu Xijiu. She took it and lowered her position to the point where she was close enough to throw the rabbit towards the tree.
“Bam!” The rabbit fell onto the crown of the big tree.
The rabbit was still recovering from the impact it had just suffered. With a quick leap, it wanted to run away, but its limbs felt as though they were entangled. It struggled a little. Soon, all of them witnessed something that completely blew their minds.
Countless tiny roots emerged and tightened around the body of the rabbit. The roots then bound deeply into its flesh. The roots then drank up the moisture in its flesh. The rabbit was dried out and mummified almost instantaneously.
Yan Chen was utterly shocked. Lan Yue was in disbelief too. “Strange! The tree consumes living things!”
In the blink of an eye, the rabbit disappeared, leaving no traces of its flesh and bones behind. It was as though it was never there.
Yan Chen was still recovering from his shock, as he had not expected the tree to be so ferocious. If he made the first contact earlier, he would end up with the same fate as the rabbit.
The mussel felt sorry for its food. The rabbit was its storage. Before it had time to mourn for its dead rabbit, Gu Xijiu reached out to it and asked for more. “Take the chicken out as well.”
The mussel did not know what to say. Gu Xijiu tapped on its shell lightly and comforted it, “Listen to me. I will grill an entire lamb for you in the future.”
The mussel was immediately delighted.
Grilled lamb was one of Gu Xijiu’s best dishes, and it was also the mussel’s favorite.