Under the night sky, the wilderness was littered with corpses. Puddles of blood dyed the entire forest in a ghastly red hue.
Gu Ruoyun soon eliminated all of the spiritual beasts. She sheathed her longsword, walked over the dead bodies and spoke calmly, "Next time, if you're looking for a death wish, don't drag me along with you."
Once she heard Gu Ruoyun's words, the girl in pink swallowed every syllable of gratitude she had and her expression changed completely. She replied sulkily, "I never intended to provoke them. Who knows why the spiritual beasts in this area would fly into madness and chase me around like that? Besides, I didn't know that you were here. I certainly didn't want to drag you down on purpose!"
The man in embroidered robes stood next to her and knit his eyebrows as he shot the girl in pink a look filled with rebuke. He then turned his attention towards Gu Ruoyun.
"Miss, thank you for stepping in to save us. I wonder if you'd be willing to travel with us?"
Actually, I myself do not know why so many spiritual beasts had been chasing after us, he thought. But there was no doubt about it, if this woman is willing to travel with us, the road ahead would be far more secure.
"At this moment, the ones you've provoked weren't just Martial Kings. If I were to travel with you, a more powerful spiritual beast will appear soon enough. I'm certainly not looking for my own death."
Gu Ruoyun swept her gaze across the faces of the man and woman and spoke with a cool look in her eyes.
"What on earth do you mean?!" The girl in pink's expression changed once again and she scoffed, "Senior brother, if she isn't willing to come with us, forget about it. We were only slightly unlucky the last time. You can't guarantee that the spiritual beasts will come after us again!"
Besides, I simply cannot adapt to the sight of this ugly toad speaking to my senior brother like that.
If it weren't for the fact that she had just saved our lives, I wouldn't even bother myself with this woman.
"Is that so?" Gu Ruoyun's gaze fell upon the girl in pink. She curled her lips sheepishly, "If you keep wearing that, you can forget about enjoying a peaceful journey on the road ahead!"
"You..." The girl in pink was just about to issue a retort in her fury until she suddenly remembered something. Her beautiful face immediately drained of color, "What do you mean? What's wrong with my robes?"
This is impossible!
She had given these robes to me... as a gift. There shouldn't be anything wrong with them... Right?
The man in embroidered robes clearly thought of this as well and furrowed his brows, "Miss, may I know if you've noticed anything? How are Yan'er's robes connected with those spiritual beasts?"
"Those robes have been sprayed with the fragrance of the Herb of Anxiety. So what do you think is wrong with these robes?" Gu Ruoyun laughed icily and returned the question.
"The Herb of Anxiety?"
The man in embroidered robes stared blankly into space as his handsome features gradually turned pale as well. Cold sweat rolled down from his forehead.
The Herb of Anxiety isn't poisonous but its scent could drive a spiritual beast into madness, causing it to charge after the source of the scent!
That explains it, he thought. That explains why we've been constantly attacked by spiritual beasts ever since we've entered the forest! Until we've even lured this herd of spiritual beasts in the end!
"Senior brother," The girl in pink bit her lips and her body trembled, "These robes were a gift to me before our journey from her. All these years, she's always been very good to me and she's always given way to me. Why would she want to harm me? Why? No, I don't believe it!"
The man in embroidered robes frowned. He raised his large hand and tore off the girl in pink's robes. Then, he tossed it into the air and lit a fire.
In that instant, a strong fragrance erupted into the air and lingered around them for a long while before dissipating into the surroundings.
With one whiff of the pungent smell, the girl in pink's last shred of hope was completely destroyed. Her eyes filled with disappointment, she never imagined that the person whom she had trusted the most would want to harm her...