Jiang Nannan also rushed behind Wang Dong'er. Everyone encircled her and treated her like an enemy.
Wang Qiu'er said coldly, "I won't hand him over unless you let me say my piece. I want to let all of you know what he did."
Bei Bei stepped forward and was about to act up, but Wang Dong'er immediately lifted her arms and shook her head at the rest. "Don't be like that. Let her speak. I can handle it."
The sad look in Wang Dong'er's eyes became even more intense. However, she wasn't in the mood to pick on Wang Qiu'er. Huo Yuhao had returned, he had finally returned! Even though she didn't know how he was, he must be fine since Wang Qiu'er claimed that he wouldn't die.
It was fine as long as he was alive! It was still better than Tang Ya and Ma Xiaotao, who were both still missing. She had already thrown everything else from her mind. As long as Huo Yuhao was safe, she was willing to accept anything that he had with Wang Qiu'er. The ten days of waiting had taught her one thing, that she was willing to do anything in exchange for Huo Yuhao's safety.
"Dong'er, you are too kind," Bei Bei sighed. However, he didn't go against her wishes.
Wang Dong'er revealed a sad smile and said, "It's fine since he has returned. I'm satisfied since he's returned safely. Wang Qiu'er, tell me what you want to say."
Wang Qiu'er scanned everyone coldly and said, "From your looks, all of you seem to think that I eloped with him? Hmph, all of you are his good friends! Is he really like all of you imagine him to be?"
Everyone was stunned by her words. Yes! They had been thinking about what had happened between Huo Yuhao and Wang Qiu'er after they left together.
Wang Dong'er was also stunned. She saw an outraged look in Wang Qiu'er's eyes.
Wang Qiu'er said coldly, "I feel bad for him. In the past ten days, he has almost died three times. However, he pressed on every time. I tried to stop him from taking risks, but he resisted and continued to proceed stubbornly. Do you really think he eloped with me?"
Xu Sanshi furrowed his brow, "How come you left together? He even left without saying anything!"
Wang Qiu'er replied, "He left without saying anything because he was anxious. I don't know how he found out Wang Dong'er was sick."
Xu Sanshi's eyes widened. "You're the sick one!"
Wang Qiu'er focused her gaze, and a sharp light flashed within them. However, she still suppressed her anger.
"He told me that Wang Dong'er was sick. In addition, he even said that her life was in danger. That day, he left Shrek Academy on his own. I caught him leaving and pursued him, seeing that he was in a rush. However, who knew that I would end up pursuing him for thousands of miles. That's why I went missing with him.
"I hadn't expected that he could go to this extent for another person. Do you see the flower on his face? He almost sacrificed his life to bring it back. It's an immortal grass called the Yearning Heartbroken Grass. It can cure her injuries."
Wang Dong'er was stunned. She didn't even know that she was sick or injured. However, Wang Qiu'er sounded very convincing. She also didn't know what to do since Huo Yuhao was in this state.
Wang Qiu'er lifted her hand and unbuttoned Huo Yuhao's sleeves.
Everyone was shocked when they saw his hands.
Huo Yuhao's hands were covered in bandages. The thick bandages were half-stained with fresh blood.
"Do all of you know how this injury came about? In order to pluck the Yearning Heartbroken Flower, he forced himself to swallow spring water that contained Ultimate Fire to counter the Ultimate Ice in his body. When his hands cupped the water, they were badly burned. His throat, windpipe and even internal organs were greatly burned from the water. He was on the brink of death."
"Ah!" Wang Dong'er's figure shook slightly. An unhealthy red appeared on her face, and tears streamed down her cheeks.
"At that point, he still used his eyes to tell me to bring this Yearning Heartbroken Grass back to treat your injury. If not for the fact that I used an herb to preserve his life, he would have died."
Wang Qiu'er recounted everything that had happened to the both of them over the past ten days.
After hearing her accounting of events, everyone's expressions changed greatly. Jiang Nannan and Xiao Xiao were even crying.
They hadn't expected Huo Yuhao to experience so many ordeals over the past ten days. He had even been on the brink of death several times before he finally managed to pluck the Yearning Heartbroken Grass.
When they heard that the Ultimate Ice in his body had raged out and the blood that he spat out had frozen up, leaving him no choice but to swallow the Blazing Sunspring water, Bei Bei, He Caitou and Xu Sanshi's eyes also welled up.
What kind of love was this? Huo Yuhao used his actions to tell them how much he loved Wang Dong'er.
Wang Dong'er stopped crying as she heard more and more of what Wang Qiu'er said. Her body was trembling non-stop, shaking uncontrollably.
Yuhao, Yuhao, Yuhao…
Her mind was only filled with his name right now. Yuhao, Yuhao, my Yuhao. For me, you actually…
What injury? Why didn't you tell me? Why didn't you let me face all this with you? Yuhao.
At this moment, Wang Dong'er was heartbroken.
"Wa——" She spat out blood, and a few drops landed on the Yearning Heartbroken Grass on the side of Huo Yuhao's face
The Yearning Heartbroken Grass shook slightly and absorbed the few drops of fresh blood. Following this, a dim red glow emanated from the flower. The red glow formed two rings in the air, which looped over Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong'er.
A weird intent was also released by the Yearning Heartbroken Grass. There were no words, but Shrek's Seven Monsters and Wang Qiu'er could understand what it meant.
It roughly meant Together through Life and Death. The contract of love. If one died, both would die together. The lives of these lovers would be connected. There would be no abandonment, and their love would carry on for eternity.
Wang Dong'er had formed a strange contract with Huo Yuhao at this moment, with the Yearning Heartbroken Grass as a witness.
Wang Qiu'er was stunned. She could also sense the intent from the Yearning Heartbroken Grass. Her face turned even more dismal and she looked a little lost. She put Huo Yuhao down carefully, right in front of Wang Dong'er.
"He only has you in his heart. Even though we look similar, I was never in his heart. When he plucked the Yearning Heartbroken Grass, I knew that I had fallen in love with this man. I am deeply in love with him. I feel very tormented that I was a step late. There can never be a second woman in his heart. You must take care of yourself for him. You must take care of him, too. The herb that he consumed will help him to recover slowly. However, I'm not sure whether he will be able to fully recover."
Wang Qiu'er paused as she finished those words. She took a deep look at Wang Dong'er and said, "You've won. In his eyes, I was probably never your competitor, and you probably never had any competitors before. Love him properly."
Wang Dong'er received Huo Yuhao carefully. She hugged him as she bowed to Wang Qiu'er. "Thank you.. Thank you for saving his life. If you need my help one day, I'll do anything to help you."
Wang Qiu'er didn't say anything. She only turned and walked away.
It was only when the Shrek's Seven Monsters couldn't see her that her tears started to stream down her face. She quickened her footsteps, as she didn't want others to see her weakness. However, she was also heartbroken.
Wang Dong'er hugged Huo Yuhao and felt the weak undulation of his life aura. She lowered her head slowly and pressed her lips to Huo Yuhao's dry lips.
Her lips were very cold and slightly moist.
"Yuhao, I'm your wife from now on. No matter whether or not you recover, I'll always be your wife. I love this contract. As long as you are alive, I'll wait for you my entire life. If you die, I'll leave with you. In the other world, I'll continue to wait on you. Forever and ever. Yuhao, I love you!"
Wang Dong'er's voice was very gentle, but it was the gentleness of her voice that made the rest emotional.
Bei Bei, Xu Sanshi, and He Caitou couldn't control the tears in their eyes.
Jiang Nannan leapt into Xu Sanshi's arms. Xiao Xiao also did the same thing to He Caitou. They were bawling their eyes out.
Wang Dong'er didn't cry. There was only a look of gentleness in her big, beautiful eyes.
She carefully carried Huo Yuhao and turned around slowly as she looked at the rest.
"Eldest senior, can I trouble you to find some food? I want to eat some food. Third senior, please help me get the best healing-type soul master in the academy. I'll bring Yuhao back first."
Even though she still seemed very pale, and her lips were still stained with blood, the look in her eyes shocked the rest of them. She suddenly looked very tough and resolute!