The Great Escape (3)
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Di Fuyi could not help but think that this must be the biggest amount of lost lives that Gu Xijiu had witnessed in recent months. She must be having a difficult time right now; the pain in her heart must be unbearable.
He wanted to hold her hand, but she flicked his hand away as soon as he approached her. Shocked, he looked at her, but she did not look back. Instead, she kept a distance from him.
Di Fuyi did not know what to say. He pinched his mouth into a tight line in bewilderment. Did she think that the elders’ death had anything to do with his previous suggestion? Did they choose to sacrifice their lives because they had heard what he told her?
He did not use directed audio when they had the conversation because he wanted to reserve his energy for better purposes. He already tried to lower his voice as much as he could, however. Did the eight elders still hear him? Was that the reason?
While they were on their journey, he tried to hold her hand again. “I am sorry,” he apologized in a deep voice.
Gu Xijiu halted her steps. “It is not your fault,” she answered. She took a deep breath before continuing in a trembling voice, “I am only angry that my Kung Fu is not any better.”
If her Kung Fu were strong enough, she would be able to work independently with Di Fuyi. She would have been able to protect the innocent lives. Now, she was mostly dependent on Di Fuyi for his support.
There was a sense of guilt in his eyes. If it were not for his frequent act of compelling her into a relationship in the Upper Bound, she would not have revealed the heavenly secret. She certainly would not have ended up here for all this suffering. Moreover, she would not have lost all of her spiritual power and be doomed to become a mortal being.
“Xijiu, I will protect these people with you!” He gave her a quick, tight hug and made the promise.
Frozen momentarily in his embrace, she finally nodded firmly. “All right!”
About an hour later, they finally arrived at the edge of the wizardry barrier. It was an entrance to the valley. The area used to be covered by the layer of red fog so they could not see through the fog to know how it really looked like.
The clan leader had a multitude of feelings surge up upon seeing the view of the mountains, with shapes protruding like fangs from afar. A century ago, he followed the men in the hunt as a child and entered the valley. After all this time, he was finally leaving the place.
How would the outside world look like? No one knew. However, there was hope for a better world, as long as they could make it out alive.
The surroundings of the valley were still filled with the layer of red fog. However, there was a clear path that could lead them miles away to safety without any foggy intervention. Nevertheless, on each side, the red fog could be seen slowly closing in.
Apparently, the entrance was closing up again. “Run fast, but orderly!” Gu Xijiu commanded.
When the last man escaped, the red fog finally sealed the path again. No one could see the path from which they came.The clan leader finally heaved a sigh of relief. He did not quite know how to feel as he stared at the layer of red fog fixedly.
They finally made it out. After a century of being trapped, they finally made it beyond the red fog alive. The rest of the clan was excited by the view of the outside world. Although they were still deeply moved by the death of the eight elders, the newfound freedom could at least ease the pain in their heart.
After clearing the valley, they came by a hill. After the hell they had been through, they would come to a pathway in the mountains that could lead them all the way out to civilization.
The valley was filled with an abundance of rocks. There was hardly any green anywhere. It was usually covered in different shades of grey. However, life was thriving in vivid green on the hill. Many kinds of flower blossomed in many colors everywhere.
They had been running for their lives for quite a long while. Now that they were safe, they finally felt a sense of relief. Some suggested that they should take a rest on the hill. Many agreed.
The journey had been a very exhausting one. They desperately needed rest to eat something and regain their energy,