“I…” His voice broke the silence. He tried to be gentle, but his tone was too stiff, “I’ll take you out of here.”
As simple as that.
Zhao Jianlong’s heart skipped a beat as she stared at his back. “Where are we going?”
At this time, Shen Yue’s heart was burning again, he overestimated himself. He was a rootless person, so he could go anywhere as long as he chose. “Once we leave the tunnel, we will reach the road.”
For some reason, she was disappointed with this answer. “You can’t leave without telling me what happened back then. Not to mention that you are being hunted. If you don’t want to be caught, you should know where the safest place is.” Zhao Jianlong naturally thought that he would seek protection now. However, she forgot that he wanted to escape, so there was no need for others to care for him.
The ones who chased after him were the Red Fox Sect, whose members terrified the people in the Jianghu. It was not something that the entire sect could defeat. “Miss Zhao, I was saved by you that day. Today, I’ll repay that favor. We will have nothing to do with each other afterward.”
“You!” Zhao Jianlong stood up. “What a good intention.”
She didn’t want to bother anymore. She patted the dust on her pants and handed him the walking stick. “Alright, let’s go. I don’t want to speak in such a place, either.”
Shen Yue picked up the candle that had broken into several pieces—like his heart—and lit it up again. He looked at the weak flame and could not help but think of the old days. She had once used the candlelight he had left in the house to burn him up. He had thought that it was the place where the two of them would live for the rest of their lives, and she had tried to bury them in the sea of flames.
No matter how desperate she used to be, he was more desperate now.
“Didn’t you say we’re leaving? Why are you dawdling again? What are you trying to do?”
As a result, there was nothing more to say along the way. The silence between them grew deeper and deeper.
Shen Yue pulled down the traction rope at the end of the tunnel to see the sun again.
After Zhao Jianlong climbed up, she unexpectedly saw her brother and the purple-robed man standing there.
Zhao Qinghuai was also stunned when he saw her. He didn’t seem to have expected that this man who couldn’t even move around would actually be able to save his sister from the hands of the Blood Ethereal Sect. “Long’er!” He held her arms excitedly and looked her up and down. “Have you been…”
Zhao Qinghuai regretted saying the wrong thing when he saw that his sister’s face that was still in high spirits a moment ago. He changed the topic uncomfortably. “Long’er, let’s go back first. Father still doesn’t know about this matter. We have to go back and think about it carefully. Should we tell the truth?”
Shen Yue was wearing a disguise. Zhao Qinghuai did not recognize him and turned around to thank him.
Zhao Jianlong walked over and smiled helplessly, as if she had understood something.
“Although you told me the truth, I don’t understand why I don’t want to kill you,” she said. “Perhaps your life shouldn’t be at an end, it was the heavens who arranged for you to save me this time. I hope that you will not step into Jiangning City in your lifetime.”
She was right. His appearance was indeed arranged by the heavens. It was just that he was just a passerby that happened to be in the right place. After parting ways, she would soon forget about him and live the life she once yearned for.
Zhao Qinghuai looked around and saw his sister getting on the horse. “Long’er, what did you tell him?” he asked curiously. “What do you mean, kill or not?”
“You heard wrong.” Zhao Jianlong left without looking back.
Zhao Qinghuai turned around and cupped his fists, shouting, “Don’t forget this, vigilante. You are welcome to Jiangning City. We are the Cosco Escort Agency in the east of the city. See you later!”
After he finished speaking, he hurriedly chased after her.