Chapter 222 – The backbone faced with helplessness and despair
Not long after a subordinate came to report, they found two unconscious females in a rock garden.
Xiao Xu ordered them to bring the people up.
The confused Liu Fu and the servant were brought up.
"What are you guys doing, I'm the stately governor of Ping Yang City's daughter. Aren't you guys afraid of being beheaded by my dad for doing this?" Liu Fu angrily threatened the leader of the black clothed bodyguard escorting them. But those black clothed bodyguards turned a deaf ear and only carried her over.
"Kneel down!" The black clothed bodyguard ordered.
Liu Fu had been dotted on since she was young, when had she ever been frightened like this? Moreover it was a burly man from the army that coldly said this, immediately scaring her to kneel down.
At this moment, Xiao Xu who had his back to Liu Fu turned around. His gaze was somewhat cold. "An hour before, was it you who took away the person in this room?"
This voice was low and magnetic, Liu Fu was startled by the words and lifted up her face. Only when she saw the other person's face, both eyes took on a stupid expression. "You, you are the guy from that night?"
Her words that lacked boundaries made Xiao Xu somewhat impatient. "This king asks again, where did you take the person in this room to?"
"It really is you! Young master, I have been looking for you for a long time. A pity you seemed to have vanished from Ping Yang city. I couldn't find you at all. I could only draw your appearance in my room. But the brush couldn't even touch 30% of your appearance. Now we meet again, it really is fate ah." Liu Fu simply didn't sense the danger she was in as she slowly stood up. Her hand covered her heart as she said in a tender-hearted tone.
In the past as long as she showed this appearance, the people at her side would all comply with her wishes. Because of her father's position in Ping Yang city, everyone flattered her. They kept flattering her until it was too much, so she became more and more certain she was the number one great beauty in Ping Yang city. To the extent that she thought her pitiful appearance would move the man in front of her.
Unfortunately Xiao xu was indifferent to her attitude. He even frowned, this made Liu Fu feel defeated.
"Young master, is it that you don't remember me?"
Xiao Xu didn't have any impression of the female in front of him. From his perception, male and female looked about the same.
While Fire Spirit cast despising glances on the side at this love struck fool of a female. Their master, unless it was to people at his side, he was indifferent to everyone else. He had never taken note of anyone else.
Xiao Xu felt that this female's brain is ill and he didn't want to waste more time on with her. He ordered. "Fire Spirit, drag them down to be interrogated until you get the answer to Qing-Yan's whereabouts!"
"Yes!" Fire Spirit called two subordinates, getting ready to have Liu Fu dragged down.
Only now did Liu Fu become aware of her situation. She immediately waved both hands to resist the black clothed bodyguards' approach. After taking several steps back, she immediately turned to say to Xiao Xu. "Don't arrest me, don't arrest me, I'll say, I'll say. I did bring the person away!"
Xiao Xu lifted his hand to let the subordinates withdraw. He looked at her with an ice-cold expression. "You say it honestly, where is he? If you say half a word of falsehood, the price would be one of your fingers."
Liu Fu went limp and kneeled on the ground.
Clearly he was a perfect and stylish youth, why did he his face become grim and merciless like Yama king of hell?
Inside the stone room.
Everyone was trapped in this tunnel. The stone door ahead blocked the way, behind was the pincer attack from tiger and wolves. It could be said that they were in a tight spot.
"Boohoo——I miss my mommy!"
"I want to go home!"
"I'm afraid ——"
The despair pervaded through the entire dim tunnel. The mood seemed to be contagious. One cried then another, it became a chain reaction.
Chu Qing-Yan looked at the helpless children banding together, her mood immediately sank down. But she still bent down and placated them with a gentle expression.
"First you guys don't cry, it hasn't reached the last minute, we can't give up! Moreover, you guys should feel assured that even if we are caught again, they won't dare do anything to us, because they need to use us to refine medicine."
"But if we are caught then we'll die. I don't want to die!"
"I also don't want to die! I want to go home!"
One after another, the sounds of sobbing resurged.
That youth originally was so annoyed that his head was about to explode. Hearing these noisy complaints, he immediately blew up. "If you guys continue to be noisy, they would hear it and come search for us. At that time none of you can escape!"
Once he said this, everyone covered their mouths and whimpered.
Chu Qing-Yan smiled at that youth, her gaze that turned toward those children had already become firm. "Don't be afraid you guys, you guys will definitely not die. Above there are already officers and soldiers that are raiding Liu manor. Very quickly they will find this dungeon we are in. As long as we persevere, we will be able to escape."
"Really?" A child asked in a weak and timid tone.
Chu Qing-Yan looked into that pair of jet black eyes full of fear, and slowly nodded. "Really, so you shouldn't be afraid!"
"Okay!" A lot of children believed her words and slowly stopped crying.
Sometimes in a desperate and helpless predicament, as long as someone stands up and uses a confident and firm tone to assure them, everything will be fine. Then the courage could still once again be ignited.
Suddenly that youth leaned close and said into her ear. "Those people are about to arrive."
Chu Qing-Yan nodded and once again turned her gaze back to that stone door. Since she was already prepared for the worst, why not try that stone door again?
That youth still wanted to say something to her, but saw that her gaze was on that lion lock. His brows frowned slightly, as if pondering something.
"Are you planning to try and open that stone door again?" That youth thought this plan would be difficult to put into practice.
"In a desperate situation, one must keep trying everything. Anyway, there isn't anything else I need to do!" Chu Qing-Yan shrugged her shoulder, then stepped forward to study that lion lock.
That youth didn't approve but there were no other plans so he let her go.
Chu Qing-Yan paced several steps in front of that stone door, suddenly a light bulb went on in her mind. When they were outside, it was left three circles then right seven circles. Now that she was inside, if she wanted to open it, wouldn't it work if she just reversed it?
Left seven, right three?
Saying this, then just do it!
Chu Qing-Yan immediately went forward and used a lot of strength to spin that lion lock.
And just at this moment, those rushing sounds of footsteps had already resounded throughout the tunnel. The echos made their hearts feel very nervous. Everyone immediately leaned close to each other and placed their last thread of hope on Chu Qing-Yan.
Chu Qing-Yan held her breath and didn't pay attention to those sounds that were getting closer and closer. All her attention was on the lock in her hand. After she finished turning, she immediately took two steps back.
One only saw that stone door start to move, afterwards it slowly raised up. Chu Qing-Yan's heart was delighted.
"It's opening, it's opening!" Everyone joyously said.
At this time the stone door hadn't opened completely. Chu Qing-Yan and that youth had already started to urge them to quickly get out.
Just as everyone got out, those Daoist priests had already arrived at the other end of the tunnel. Seeing them, they immediately yelled and rushed over.
All those Daoist priests knew the way to open this stone door, even if the stone door closes, they had ways to open it!
As a result, Chu Qing-Yan made a prompt decision and told that youth. "Lift up the sword and thrust it into the lion's mouth, quickly!"
The stone door had just closed, that youth lifted the sword and without hesitation followed her orders!