Chapter 76: Treasure
"What else was strange?" Fatty Qu asked.
"Fatty, didn't you realise that the speed at which the person was running before he had reached us was around the same speed as the Wolf Pack, but once he had thrown the wolf cub to us, his speed increased manifold and disappeared so quickly. There's so much disparity between his speed before and after he met us. Don't you think that's strange?" Sima You Yue said, "Looking at his earlier actions, doesn't it seem like he deliberately drew the Wolf Pack to our location?"
"You, you're saying that the person intentionally drew the Wolf Pack to our location? That person wanted to hurt us?" Fatty Qu shouted out with surprise.
Sima You Yue gave him an appraising look.
"Damn, who's that person? Why would he want to hurt us?" Fatty Qu cried out.
"No matter who it is, we will find out eventually. There's no point guessing blindly right now." Ouyang Fei said.
"Right, there's no point thinking about it now. Since he's still within the mountain, we might be able to run into him." Wei Zi Qi said, "Everyone's tired out today; we're injured too. I think we should just set up camp and rest."
The five-man team rested for a day and during this period, many people passed by their camp.
"You Yue, look, yet another large group of children from the large clans." Fatty Qu sat beside Sima You Yue and said as he watched another group of people walk by.
Sima You Yue watched as that arrogant group of people walked past and she didn't have any good impression of them.
"However, speaking of which, Zi Qi is also someone from a large family clan. How come he doesn't walk around with his nose in the air like those people do?" Fatty Qu puzzled.
"Aren't you the same?" Wei Zi Qi laughed.
"How can my clan even compare to your Wei Clan." Fatty Qu shook his head, "Hey, now that we're on this topic, we still don't know about Ouyang and Bei Gong's Clans.
"Seems like it." Wei Zi Qi nodded his head in agreement.
When they first started to get to know each other, Ouyang Fei and Bei Gong Tang didn't really talk about themselves. However, at that time, they weren't close yet so they didn't pry much. After that, even after they had gotten close, they had forgotten to ask.
Ouyang Fei shrugged, "I don't have any relatives, I'm an orphan."
He said it very casually, but Sima You Yue could feel a hint of resentment within his tone.
"I only have a mother and a younger brother, however, they are in a place very far away." Bei Gong Tang said this with a distant look in her eyes as she looked towards the sky. She gave off an aura of hurt and resentment.
Sima You Yue looked at the two of them, whose eyes looked like they were holding something back. It looks like these two had stories that they did not want anyone to know about!
Wei Zi Qi patted Ouyang Fei's shoulder, saying, "It's okay, we'll be your family in the future."
"That's right, we're all housemates and we're also a team. In the future, we will be your family." Fatty Qu echoed.
Ouyang Fei turned his head and saw the sincerity in Wei Zi Qi and Fatty Qu's eyes, his biting cold eyes filling with warmth.
"Okay, we will be brothers from now on!"
"Right, brothers!" Fatty Qu stood up to walk beside Ouyang Fei to take a said, as they gave each other a high five.
The camaraderie between these men had initially already been unadulterated. All it needed was recognition for them to become brothers.
Sima You Yue beamed towards the three of them, saying, "Hey hey hey, count me in!"
"Haha, how could we leave you out!" Fatty Qu grinned as he said.
Bei Gong Tang watched the few of them laughing and joking with each other as loneliness flashed in her eyes. As if she could not bear to watch this jovial scene in front of her eyes, she stood up to leave.
"What's up with Bei Gong?"
Everyone looked at each other with dismay, their eyes suffused with confusion.
"I'll go take a look at her." Sima You Yue stood up and walked towards the direction that Bei Gong Tang had left in.
Bei Gong Tang came to the little river bank and watched the river blankly. Hearing something behind her, she turned her head and saw Sima You Yue. She asked, "What are you doing here?"
"I'm the one who should be asking you, why did you run out on your own?" Sima You Yue walked beside Bei Gong Tang as she casually kicked a stone into the river, causing ripples on the water surface.
"I have something to do somewhere." Bei Gong Tang shook her head.
"You're intentionally distancing yourself from everyone." Sima You Yue said.
Bei Gong Tang looked blank and retorted, "I'm not."
"You are." Sima You Yue looked at Bei Gong Tang, "We've already known each other for a few months and you're always neither here nor there with everyone. You left just now because you saw the way Ouyang Fei and Wei Zi Qi were behaving, right?"
Bei Gong Tang didn't reply, she merely watched the river.
"You're worried, aren't you?" Sima You Yue continued, "Worried about your mother and younger brother."
Hearing what Sima You Yue had said, the aura exuding from Bei Gong Tang immediately changed. She watched him guardedly, asking coldly, "Who are you?"
However, Sima You Yue was not scared by her reaction, laughing, "You don't have to be so anxious. I don't know where you family is and don't know what you have experienced. I am even more uncertain why you are so sensitive. I merely noticed that your eyes reflected some traces of worry."
Sima You Yue shrugged, "I can pretty much be considered as someone who is very well known. Although my reputation can't be said to be too great, whatever I've done has never been any kind of secret."
Bei Gong Tang stared at Sima You Yue for quite a long time. After that, she appeared to have thought of something as she turned around to face the river. Although she didn't say anything, she no longer exuded the cold aura like before.
When Sima You Yue saw her acting this way, she knew that Bei Gong Tang was no longer as guarded against her. The corner of her mouth pulled up as she said, "Although I also used to be a lone wolf, I realised recently that it's not bad to have others with you. No matter what your past was like, if you encounter anything else in the future, during this period, we are all a team. Don't forget, we are comrades who have gone through battles together. Right now, we are people who can entrust our backs to one another. If you ever need someone to confide in, we are always here."
"Mm." Bei Gong Tang nodded, indicating that she understood.
"Alright then, let's go back. When they saw that you left without a word, they were all worried about you." Sima You Yue said as she patted Bei Gong Tang on the shoulder.
When they returned back to the campsite, Wei Zi Qi and the rest were able to heave a sigh of relief before they started to banter together.
Although Bei Gong Tang was the same as before, not really joining the conversation, however she would still have some replies to the things they said.
Sima You Yue watched this group of people and realised that the battle this time had caused their relationship to become more intimate. If one saw this as a team in the past, everyone who now be regarded as a group of comrades that have fought alongside each other.
When night came, everyone returned back to their own tents to rest. Bei Gong Tang lay on her own bed to take a nap when her eyes suddenly flew open, filling with unrestrained delight.
"Are you awake, Meng Ji?"
"Master, the wounds I sustained last time were too serious, I've only regained consciousness for a while." A female voice resonated within Bei Gong Tang's consciousness.
"Meng Ji, it was all because you helped me to escape that you would be wounded to this point. It's already been so many years but you still need to remain unconscious to heal your wounds." Bei Gong Tang blamed herself.
"Master, you do not need to blame yourself. Protecting you is something that I should do." Meng Ji said.
"Master, this time, I will not be able to stay awake for long so I will just straightforwardly tell you my reason for waking up. I feel that there is a kind of pill ingredient on this mountain that is about to mature. If I am able to eat it, I will be able to completely recover. Master, if it is possible…"
Meng JI's voice became softer and softer. Finally, she was not even able to finish what she was saying before she drifted to deep sleep once again.
"Meng Ji, since that pill ingredient will be able to help you to heal your wounds, I will definitely seize it!" Thinking of Meng Ji who was in a coma, Bei Gong Tang tightened her clothes at the waist.
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