My voice was still being echoed in the cave, when suddenly we heard an ear-piercing “xiu” sound. A stone arrow came down from above. It ground my ear and went into the ground. I was stunned and looked up at the roof. I pulled at Chu Kong’s clothes.
“This time……this time is really bad, ah.”
As if to prove that my guess was right. One arrow after another fell from the roof. Chu Kong grabbed my waist. A pain burst in my belly again. I couldn’t hold it for a moment and whined.
Chu Kong said: “Bear it for a moment.”
After this general’s body became Chu Kong’s, it became more useful. He hugged me, this burden and dodged. It seemed effortless when he dodged here and there. The air is filled with arrows and all have been dodged by him.
He stood firmly and looked satisfied at his arm. With some proud, he said: “This body has been trained well. Xiao Xiang Zi, how come you are useless with this body?”
I hold Chu Kong’s waist and thought for half a day, but I couldn’t find any words to refute him.
The princess had a miscarriage before. Later, Chu Kong didn’t know how to nourish a woman’s body and did all sorts of work with this body. Just now, she was in cold water. Now it’s making me feel more painful than death. In contrast to Chu Kong’s triumphant look, I looked more like someone who was just half a step outside a coffin. Chu Kong experienced my pain, so he no longer teased me.
The cave was silent for a long time. Chu Kong suddenly sighed: “Really……”
I suddenly felt my body stiffen. Chu Kong carried me. I was shocked and clung to his neck. Chu Kong frowned and glanced at me dissatisfied.
I stared at him. For whom am I suffering this pain now?!
But I thought that it’s a good thing that we swapped our bodies, otherwise, the stone arrows would have taken our lives. I weighed the pros and cons, pouted and didn’t bicker with him.
Chu Kong paced forward. The speed is faster than when we walked together. Not long after, the light in front of us turned brighter. After turning around a corner, I asked: “Is this the way out?”
I narrowed my eyes to adapt to the light. I looked everywhere and wondered: “Why do I feel that this place is familiar?”
This is a room made of stones. There are a simple table and chairs. In the right corner, there’s a stone bed. I tried really hard to find the memories relating to this stone room. Just then Chu Kong laughed coldly.
“Of course it’s familiar. Xiao Xiang Zi, did you forget? In the second lifetime, the husband you wanted to marry, didn’t he live in such a humble room?”
In my mind jumped out a purple shadow.
The moment I called out that name, Chu Kong’s face turned shades darker. I thought, Chu Kong must still be angry because the stone demon made him fall into a trap.
I patted Chu Kong’s shoulder to comfort him and also to let him put me down.
“If Zihui live here, then we can let him bring us out. After all, he still needs to repay you a favor.”
“Heng, who wants his help?”
Chu Kong’s voice just fell, when the floor suddenly started to shake. Chu Kong’s expression turned serious and shouted: “Who is playing tricks in there? Come out!”
The stone room was quiet for a while. A breeze came from the sky and turned around my ear. I hear a female voice say slowly: “Do you know Zihui?”
I opened my mouth, but have yet to answer when Chu Kong said: “Don’t know.”
It seemed like with this denial, he wanted to erase all the memories of the past. I pouted. This childlike temper of his, how did he develop it?
“Do you know Zihui,” The female voice asked again.
Her thoughts seemed to be confusing, waiting for confirmation from other people.
I said: “We know, we know.”
A cold breeze blew into the stone room. A light came out from the ground. I subconsciously hid behind Chu Kong. I stuck my head out and looked. I saw a woman in light color clothes, came out from the ground. She stood unsteadily and looked at me and Chu Kong with narrowed eyes.
“You know Zihui?”
Well, I think if I’m not wrong, this woman is a soul. Besides, it’s a broken soul. A soul that has been floating on the world for a long time. Usually, I won’t be afraid that this female soul can hurt me, but now I have this useless body. It’s better to hide behind Chu Kong. I pulling at his clothes tightly and said: “We do know him, but we’re not familiar with him.”
Chu Kong heard this and looked back at me. Then he turned his head again and asked the woman: “Who are you?”
The woman floated around for a while.
“I forgot. I only remember that I’m Zihui’s bride. I’m waiting for him here.”
I thought for a while. I remembered in the second lifetime stone demon, Zihui pretended to be affectionate in order to deceive a silly and naïve girl. I didn’t expect him to be a married man!
Chu Kong turned and looked at me again. This time his eyes obviously showed that he was gloating. I pinched his waist angrily. Chu Kong caught my hand and without blinking an eye, he turned and asked the woman: “Are you the one that dragged us here?”
“You….. I felt that you two are very dangerous.”
She rubbed her head.
“Very dangerous…….I wanted to kill you. But I wasn’t careful and dragged you here.”
Chu Kong asked: “Why do you not kill us now?”
The woman looked at us confused.
Then she shook her head: “Suddenly, I forgot. Now I think you’re not dangerous.”
I twitched my mouth. Zihui must have abandoned her because she was really stupid.
She inexplicably floated around the stone table a few times. She seemed to be muttering something to herself. Then she looked up at me: “You said you know Zihui, right?”
I hid behind Chu Kong. Only my eyes stared at her and nodded. The woman suddenly smiled like spring flowers: “Well, can you help me bring Zihui here? I want to see him.”
Seeing her smiling so happily, I was a little soft hearted to speak. She has now lost the flesh and her soul is broken. She already delayed the time of reincarnation. She is now unable to enter the netherworld. She is destined to not have an afterlife. What can she do after she sees Zihui? The two are separated by life and death. Their fate is already scattered.
I didn’t answer, but Chu Kong said: “What will we get if we bring Zihui to you? To be honest with you, the idiot behind me cares about the pros and the cons, but xiaoye’s heart is made from steel. You can say that husband of yours, Zihui, already owe me a lot of debt. Xiaoye was just contemplating how I can let him pay back. Now I have to help, ah, why?”
I poked at Chu Kong, and whispered: “Can you stop pouring salt on the wound? Is it fun playing a villain? Seeing the woman like that, can you still blackmail her?!”
Chu Kong narrowed his eyes and looked at me: “Why can’t I?”
The woman heard Chu Kong’s words and was in a trance for a moment. She looked up and said: “I……I don’t know what Zihui own you, but there’s nothing here that I can repay you with……should I just pay you back with my body?”
I didn’t wait for Chu Kong to answer. I jumped from behind Chu Kong and stood in front of him.
My voice was so loud that even I was scared.