1702 End of Line
Chu Liuyue nonchalantly stretched out her other hand and quickly wiped away the drop of blood.
Her eyes, from beginning to end, never left the sheets of music.
Although it was painful and difficult, she knew that this was the path she had chosen for herself from the beginning. She had to walk down by herself no matter what!
She finally finished reading the piece of paper in her hand.
Chu Liuyue pressed her lips against each other. It still isn’t the right one.
However, there was no disappointment on her face. She rubbed the piece of paper a few times and casually threw it to the ground.
The moment she finished reading, the light on it had already disappeared. At this moment, it was lying there quietly, no different from a piece of waste paper.
She raised her hand without hesitation, picked up another one, and continued reading.
In fact, she was prepared to go through all the scores here. Her only hope was that time would flow faster. She didn’t want decades to have passed outside by the time she was done.
This thought only flashed through her mind before she quickly suppressed it.
The sound of the zither didn’t stop!
Cultivation was endless!
“Big Brother? Uncle Luo Yan? Elder Wu Peng? Elder Bai Tong?” In the dark and cramped space, Nan Yiyi’s legs went weak. She slowly squatted down and hugged herself.
Deep despair rose from the bottom of her heart and gradually drowned her. No response—still no response!
She couldn’t remember how long she had been walking here, but she could not find an exit.
She didn’t know how many times she shouted until her throat was hoarse, but she still didn’t get any answer. It was as if there was nobody else here but her.
It was terrifyingly quiet.
She could even hear her breath and beating heart. This made her even more afraid.
What if… I’m trapped here for the rest of my life? I don’t want to die yet! Nan Yiyi finally couldn’t help but sob softly.
Deep down, her hatred for Chu Liuyue deepened. If not for that woman, how would I have ended up in this state? Everything had been fine, but ever since I met them, I’ve been plagued by bad luck. Now, it is even more likely that I will lose my life!
I wonder what the hell this place is. Ever since I was devoured here, I’ve lost contact with everyone else. More importantly, I can’t even send out a request for help! My only hope now is probably Father, but even I’m not sure if I can hold on until then!
After crying for a while, Nan Yiyi was tired and sat on the ground. But as soon as she sat down, she felt something under her.
Shocked, she screamed and jumped up! “Ah—”
A sharp scream echoed in the silent space, making it seem especially shrill and terrifying.
Nan Yiyi hurriedly covered her mouth and looked at the ground in panic. When she saw what it was, she gasped, and her eyes widened.
It was actually—half a bone!
As most of the bone was buried underground and the exposed part seemed to be broken from the middle, Nan Yiyi couldn’t recognize what bone it was. The only thing she was certain of was that it should belong to a human cultivator.
Besides… the white bones were lustrous. At a glance, it was obvious that its owner’s realm wasn’t low when he was alive.
But how could the current Nan Yiyi care about this? She stared at the half of the bone, her mind almost a panicked mess. Why is there such a bone here? I actually didn’t notice it at all before!
I don’t know who it belongs to. I previously walked in the God-Killing Tumulus for so long but never saw even half a bone. Why is one now—
Hang on! At the thought of this, Nan Yiyi’s mind finally cleared up. That’s not right! There must be a problem! I previously traveled day and night with my eldest brother and the others in the God-Killing Tumulus. After walking so far, there was nothing but shattered tombstones everywhere. This is the first bone I have seen in the God-Killing Tumulus, but… why is it here?
She stared at the bone for a long time. Finally, she couldn’t help but take two steps forward.
Suddenly, a weak and hoarse voice entered her ears. “Let me out, and I can take you out.”
Nan Yiyi’s heart skipped a beat! She took two steps back and stared at the bone as if she had seen a ghost.
She was certain that the voice had come from below!
“Wh-who—are you!?” Her voice shook violently with fear.
After a pause, the voice came again. “You don’t need to know that. You just need to know that I can help you leave this place. Are you going to accept this deal or not?”
His tone was terrifyingly calm, but it also had a power that made people unconsciously believe him.
Nan Yiyi tried her best to calm herself down. “I-If I help you, will you promise not to hurt me after we get out?”
The voice seemed to laugh. “You’re not worth my time.”
From his words, it was as if he didn’t take Nan Yiyi seriously at all.
Nan Yiyi was furious, but she didn’t dare to flare up. On second thought, this person might really not be an ordinary person.
“Since you don’t think I’m worthy, why do you need my help?”
The other party was silent for a moment before saying, “Of course, it’s because… you can help me. You can take that thing out and use it now.”
Nan Yiyi’s heart skipped a beat, and she subconsciously touched the chain around her neck. Only Father and Eldest Brother knew about this. He actually saw through it so directly?
As if sensing her hesitation, the other party continued, “You have to know that without my help… Even if you’re trapped here for a hundred years, you definitely won’t be able to get out.”
These words finally made Nan Yiyi make up her mind. She gritted her teeth. “Alright, I’ll help you! However, you must keep your promise!”
As she spoke, she finally removed the chain from her neck.
It was an ordinary-looking silver chain, very thin, with a fingernail-sized ruby.
The color was dark red, and the texture was pure. Even if ordinary people saw it, they would only think that it was just an ordinary ruby pendant.
Nan Yiyi held the ruby in her hand and closed her eyes. Soon, a totem appeared between her eyebrows!
A short sword suddenly flew out of the ruby! It was snow-white and extremely sharp!
Nan Yiyi grabbed the short sword and slashed at the ground!
A deep mark quickly appeared on the ground!
Nan Yiyi didn’t stop. After a while, the ground around the bone completely loosened.
The white bone suddenly darted out!