And there was no time to waste .
Feng Wu turned to Qiuling . “Run a bath for me, please . I need to get changed . ”
“Miss, let me help you with that . ”
Qiuling burst into tears again when she saw Feng Wu’s bloodstained clothes . She had to turn her face away, so that Feng Wu wouldn’t see her tears .
Feng Wu was going to turn her down when Qiuling said hastily, “But, miss, the blood has already dried up and your clothes are stuck to your wounds . You could tear those cuts open again…
“Plus, you can’t treat the wounds on your back…” Qiuling said in a pleading voice .
“Alright, alright, I’ll let you do it . ” Feng Wu looked at Chaoge, Feng Xiaoqi, Uncle Qiu, and the others in turn . “We’re facing some very tough enemies, so you’ll have to work harder on your cultivation . We’ll protect this family together . ”
Feng Wu’s little speech got everyone’s adrenaline pumping . Fighting back their tears, they returned to their rooms and started cultivating right away .
Before, the sense of urgency hadn’t been as pressing, and they hadn’t felt the need to practice as soon as they opened their eyes .
But danger was approaching now; every moment could mean life or death, and they had to put in all their efforts!
Qiuling helped Feng Wu into the bathroom .
Feng Wu gave Qiuling a wry smile as the latter slowly cut her clothes off .
“It’ll take forever . Don’t bother . ”
After that, Feng Wu climbed into the wooden tub and sat down in the hot water .
The air filled with steam —
Qiuling’s eyes widened!
For the water turned red right away .
Qiuling had finally stopped crying, but she burst into tears again .
Feng Wu didn’t know whether to laugh or cry . “Why do you have so many tears? Don’t cry . ”
Qiuling was almost out of breath .
“Other young ladies would cry their eyes out when they poke their fingers with a sewing needle, but, miss, you —”
Qiuling went on crying as she poured hot water over Feng Wu’s shoulders .
Feng Wu smiled bitterly . “I’m used to this . ”
And those words sent Qiuling into tears all over again .
Feng Wu shook her head in resignation . “Alright, alright . I’ll stop talking like that, okay?”
To Feng Wu, getting hurt had become a part of life . She didn’t mind getting injured every day if it meant that she would be able to talk to her master .
After Feng Wu finally got rid of all the blood, Qiuling helped her out of the tub, treated all her wounds, then bandaged her up .
The room almost felt too quiet . Feng Wu turned around and saw that her maid was crying again .
Patting Qiuling on the head, Feng Wu sighed . “I’ll be more careful from now on . Happy?”
Qiuling’s eyes were red from all the crying . She knew very well that her mistress had a lot on her shoulders .
Hence, Qiuling made a mental note to work harder on her cultivation so that she could share some of that responsibility, even just a little .
“Miss, is there a crash course in cultivation?”
Feng Wu had put on some new clothes, and had been about to go out, when Qiuling asked the question .
It had to be because of her wounds .
Turning around, Feng Wu looked Qiuling in the eye . “A crash course comes with high risks . You can injure yourself in the process . You really don’t have to…”