The Unfulfilled Desire - Chapter 1
Don’t Save Me
Between the green wild and lush forest, a figure moved nimbly. The girl ran for a long time in the forest and finally stopped in front of thick grass, listening to the rustling of the grass behind it. After a while, the sound ceased, and Zhao Jianlong, the eldest lady of the COSCO Escort Bureau, showed a smile that was determined to win.
Zhao Jianlong pushed aside the grass and saw the sika deer that was shot in the neck and had fallen to the ground. It wasn’t struggling anymore. The weird thing was that a dagger was deeply inserted into the deer’s head. It seemed that this knife made the deer’s breath stop immediately. Just now she clearly saw that when her arrow hit the deer, she didn’t have any sharp weapons on her head. The knife appeared out of thin air, that is to say, there were other people nearby.
Zhao Jianlong’s face became solemn. She stood up, raised her Qi Yun Gong, and listened attentively. There was no movement around. But the smell of blood was particularly heavy. She noticed it when she squatted on the ground, but she had brushed it off thinking it was only from the injured deer. To be able to attack a sika deer so fast and ruthlessly, it must be that this person may be injured, hiding nearby. It was unknown whether it was an enemy or a friend.
Zhao Jianlong pulled out the long sword from her waist and cut off the thorny and dense hemp as she walked, slowly approaching the place where the bloody smell grew more intense. Sure enough, she saw a man in black lying motionless on the wild grass.
The grass blades on the ground were all covered with blood beads, and the traces of the blood road could easily tell that the man in black came from another direction. At this time, his breath was so weak that she could hardly feel it. Just now, the deadly knife proved that this person was not simple, and she didn’t know if this was a scheme. Zhao Jianlong did not act and watched carefully.
The face of the man in black was covered with bloodstains, and there were many shallow bloodstains that should have been added when he was running. In short, he was injured heavily and she could not see the original appearance.
When Zhao Jianlong saw his eyelashes blinking a few times, she felt a little nervous. She asked when his eyes opened, “Who are you?”
Hearing her voice, he turned his somewhat dull gaze towards her.
At that moment, Zhao Jianlong didn’t know how to describe this strange feeling, but her heart seemed to be hit hard by someone. His eyes conveyed extremely complex emotions. Shocked, affectionate, and more desperate. But they met by chance. Why did he show such a painful expression?
The man in black did not answer her question. Just when she thought he might be injured too badly and had no energy to speak, she saw his thin lips shaking, “Don’t save me…” he fell into a coma after saying that. . .
Zhao Jianlong suspected that she had heard it wrong, he didn’t want to survive in this situation? Was it because he was afraid that she was a bad person? She didn’t know if it was her illusion, but there was a cold undertone in his weak sentence, it seemed like he really didn’t want to be saved.
Zhao Jianlong was too surprised that she didn’t notice someone walking up behind her. “Miss, the deer is festering over there, what are you looking at here?”
The newcomer was Shan Zheng, the servant girl of the Escort, who accompanied her and her brother, Zhao Qinghuai, for hunting with today. Shan Zheng followed her gaze and saw the man in black on the ground, and screamed. “Miss, what’s the matter with this person?”
“Even I arrived just now.” Zhao Jianlong held her arms and stood aside.
Shan Zheng knew little about martial arts, but in the end, she was not someone from Jianghu, so she walked over after hesitating for a while. “Hey” called Zhao Jianlong trying to stop her but she saw her groping for the man in black very quickly.
Shan Zheng stood up, took out a handkerchief and wiped the blood from her hands, and said, “I didn’t do anything to him”
“A’Zheng, this person is unknown, don’t approach easily, be careful of fraud.”
“What should I do?” Shan Zheng asked her for help and looked at him with her clear eyes.
“I am also at a loss.” Seeing someone dying and not saving them was not what the people of jianghu did. But saving someone who was unknown may cause trouble to her people, and the behavior of the man in black was quite strange, which made her feel even more entangled.
“Then I’ll call Young Master.”
After Zhao Qinghuai arrived, he took a look and decided not to save him. Reason: The person wore such clothes, he is obviously not good and should not be saved. Moreover, this person was on the verge of dying, rescuing him would be in vain.
Zhao Jianlong had no objection, but she acted on compassion. She pressed the person’s hemostasis acupuncture point and followed her brother.
The Yuhu Forest where the brothers and sisters came to was a little far away from Jiangning City. They had to travel half-day to reach the city, so they planned to stay at night. The Yuhu Forest was huge, and the old forests in the deep mountains had plenty of prey to hunt so you could see some hunters hanging around. The small wooden house where the three rested in was built by hunters who stayed overnight. Every time someone lived, they would leave behind a part of their game1Game here refers to the prey they have hunted or money on the table when they left.
Once the fire was lit, they cleaned the whole fawn and grilled it on a branch. The meat was fragrant and when accompanied by the sake, it was delicious. Zhao Jianlong and her brother, who was two years older than her, started bickering as they ate. It was all on trivial things such as who had more prey, who hunted faster, and so on.
It was late at night, Zhao Jianlong was lying on the stone bed while huddling under her blankets but she couldn’t fall asleep. After suffering for a long time, she finally jumped out of bed. Her elder brother had drunk too much and fell asleep on the table unconsciously. Shan Zheng was not worried and naturally slept soundly.
She sighed, lit the oil lamp, and walked back to where she met the man in black. Maybe she knew she couldn’t let him go from the moment she glanced back when she was leaving. Even if his origin was unknown, she inexplicably wanted to save him.
As expected, the man in black was still lying there exactly how she left him. This proved that he was indeed lying immobile all day, which made her let go of the vigilance that she had always kept. She had previously sprinkled some sulfur to cover up the smell of blood, to avoid attracting wild animals to forage.
Zhao Jianlong squatted down and checked his breath, but she couldn’t feel it. Could it be that… she quickly detected the pulse between his neck and pressed his skin and flesh anxiously. Fortunately, his heart was still beating, it was extremely slow, but it was beating.
She promptly took off his clothes and looked at the scars on his body with the light of the oil lamp in the dark. Although she tried to avoid the sensitive parts of his lower abdomen, it would still be unavoidable. But her mind was filled with thoughts, and she didn’t have any scruples.
There were a lot of stab wounds in his upper body, but none of them hurt the vitals. There was a scary bloody hole in the left thigh and right calf, which seemed to be injuries caused by arrows. It was not difficult to imagine that the scene at that time should be that he was stabbed multiple times while he was fighting, and then he was wounded by a bow and arrow when he couldn’t escape. The arrow was too long, it hindered his escape in the dense forest, and it was difficult to hide. So he pulled it out by himself.
Thinking of Zhao Jianlong, she admired his wisdom and bravery, and his ability to bear injuries.
People who learned martial arts were more or less able to deal with some external injuries. As for internal injuries, they would have to ask a doctor, so Zhao Jianlong could only deal with the bloodstains and wounds on his body and put medicine on him. Zhao Qinghuai should have carried the medicine with him when he got up in the morning and hurried to leave.
It was especially difficult for her to get him dressed, she was just a fourteen-year-old girl who had lived a pampered life. She exhaled in relief, then frowned and looked at the man who was unconscious: “I have used all my benevolence and righteousness, and now it’s up to your fate. I hope I am not saving a bad person. Don’t make me regret it.”
When Zhao Jianlong walked back, she kicked something like trees and vines under her feet. She held out the oil lamp and looked at it. It was a red whip, it looked like an unmoving poisonous snake. Just looking at it, she felt flustered for no reason. She felt impatient. A few pictures suddenly came to her mind.
‘When I was young, I vaguely remembered encountering an enemy while traveling with my father. My father could not fight properly because he was protecting me, he was at a disadvantage. At that moment of distress, a whip-like a red snake flew from the sky and wrapped around their enemy. After the enemy was restrained, we were saved.
At that time, she was only five years old, and the chivalrous man appeared in front of them with his face covered, Zhao Jianlong had no impression of the benefactor’s face. This whip looked like the one from that year. The whip was neat and undamaged. How could it be thrown here?
If it wasn’t lost, it was accidentally dropped. Zhao Jianlong quickly thought of the man in black. The whip was most likely his. If he was really the benefactor back then, then the things she did today were really outrageous.
Zhao Jianlong hurriedly went to wake up his elder brother, explained the matter to him in detail, and thus brought the unidentified man in black back to the mansion.
This person could suffer such a severe injury, surely the person he offended was not a small character. The two siblings were not stupid either, they quietly carried the man into the wooden boards used to transport the prey, covered him with a pile of prey, and then transported him back to the mansion. After returning to the mansion, she immediately asked Shan Zheng to notify her father.
The father of the two, Zhao Changshan, heard about this and rushed to check it out. But when he arrived, there was regret on his face, he stroked his beard and groaned: “The whip is indeed the whip of the year because there was only one such dragon whip. It belonged to Shi Zhongtian, the leader of the Five Poison Sect in Miaojiang. But how could the leader of the Five Poison Sect appear in the Central Plains save me? I always thought that the person who saved us father and daughter was not Shi Zhongtian. But for so many years, there was no trace of him. Now, this dragon whip reappears, I am afraid it is destined. Maybe we will know the truth when this person wakes up.”
Zhao Changshan‘s second brother, Zhao Changlin, was proficient in medical skills. In order to prevent the news from leaking, the body of the man in black was entrusted to him to look after him secretly. The internal injury of the man in black was also very serious, and he had lost too much blood. This would probably be a long-term treatment.
After being in a coma for seven days in the COSCO Escort, the man in black finally woke up and finally recovered from his fate.