At this point, another two beams of golden light shone. Huo Yuhao was eager as he turned his attention in that direction.
Two people fell from the sky screaming and crashed to the ground.
The two of them were hugging one another. However, they rolled on the ground after crashing, and seemed very disheveled.
Huo Yuhao was disappointed.These two weren't the ones he was waiting for. They were Ning Tian and Wu Feng!
Ning Tian and Wu Feng were panting heavily, and took some time to catch their breath. When they saw everyone looking at them, they started to cheer at the same time.
"We aren't dead!"
As they cheered, they hugged each other tightly. They seemed to be delighted to be alive.
Eight out of the earlier thirteen had returned. What about the remaining five?
Just as Huo Yuhao was thinking that, another three beams of golden light shone down simultaneously. The first person to appear was Bei Bei, who seemed to be in a daze. He seemed to be trying to recall something.
Huo Yuhao was stunned to see that Bei Bei was looking at him with a doubtful look in his eyes. The unfamiliar feeling in his eyes made it seem like he didn't know him.
The other two who appeared with Bei Bei weren't Wang Dong'er and Wang Qiu'er. They were He Caitou and Xiao Xiao!
They also looked very weird. Xiao Xiao was sitting on He Caitou's right shoulder, swinging her legs. She was smiling sweetly, and hugging He Caitou's neck with her left hand. He Caitou was also grinning ear to ear.
They're all back and they're all fine. What about Dong'er and Qiu'er?
Huo Yuhao clenched his fists tightly. He was finally becoming a little anxious. Why aren't Dong'er and Qiu'er back? What has happened to them? No, they're fine. They won't meet with any problems. They're both so outstanding. No matter what situation they encounter, they should be able to deal with it!
Huo Yuhao was becoming more and more nervous. The more he cared, the less able he was to keep calm.
A projection suddenly lit up, but no one returned. Instead, a strange light screen was presented in front of everyone.
The light screen turned from ethereal to clear. Everyone saw an icy mountain peak in front of them.
"Dong'er, Qiu'er!" Huo Yuhao immediately noticed Wang Dong'er and Wang Qiu'er, who were both seated on this ice peak.
Apart from the unconscious Zhu Lu, the rest were also drawn to this light screen.
Bei Bei was also jolted out from his dazed state right now. He quickly hurried to Huo Yuhao's side. He clapped Yuhao's shoulder as he squatted down. "Little junior, don't worry. They'll be fine."
Huo Yuhao didn't open his mouth. While he was a resilient person, how could he remain calm when Wang Dong'er was about to get into trouble? The more he cared, the more vexed he was!
A voice came from the light screen. When Huo Yuhao heard that voice and realized that only one of them could survive, he clenched his fists. If Bei Bei wasn't tightly holding onto his shoulder, he would have charged forward without any hesitation.
"Calm down, Yuhao. You must calm down and watch what happens. There must be a reason why we are being shown this."
Huo Yuhao took in a deep breath. He knew that Bei Bei was right. At such a time, being impulsive wasn't going to solve any problem.
Wang Dong'er and Wang Qiu'er's voices were both audible. Everyone wore a weird look on their faces when they heard their conversation.
Although many of them knew that things were ambiguous between Wang Qiu'er and Huo Yuhao, they hadn't expected her feelings for Huo Yuhao to be so intense. Even Wang Dong'er seemed to approve of her love towards Huo Yuhao.
In the light projection, their conversation…
""Love is selfish and possessive. He died for you in his past life. The life that he has now was given to him by the Yearning Heartbroken Grass that I plucked. He should belong to me. I love him. I really love him."
"Qiu'er, thank you. Thank you for letting Yuhao survive. If not for you, he would have died for me. I can sense your love for him... it's very sincere. However, I have the same passion and love for him."
"You are right, or rather this Yin-Yang Love Querying Valley is right. Of the two of us, only one can be together with him. No matter who wins or loses, I believe that we'll still treat him and love him well. Qiu'er, I only have one request. If you win, and if you can, please transform into me to continue loving him. I don't want him to mourn my death. Can you do so?"
"My transformation is final. I can only do it once. Moreover, you are you, and I am me. You are Wang Dong'er, and I am Wang Qiu'er. I want him to love me."
"Then, if I die, don't tell him how I died. Just tell him that I went missing. In this way, he'll at least still find some repose in his heart. In the future days, you must love him and slowly transfer his love for me to you."
"What are you saying all this for? Are you trying to make my determination waver? Dream on!"
Everyone was stunned after hearing their conversation. Wang Qiu'er's looks were based on Wang Dong'er? Who is she, then? What final transformation? She can turn into a human? Even Elder Xuan can't detect her transformation? What, what exactly is this?
Huo Yuhao noticed something different from the rest. When he heard Wang Dong'er said "I only have one request. If you win, and if you can, please transform into me to continue loving him. I don't want him to mourn my death. Can you do so?" His eyes immediately turned red.
"Dong'er...!" he shouted loudly. However, he couldn't influence what was going on in the projection.
Bloody light scattered as Wang Qiu'er's spear stabbed into Wang Dong'er's arm. However, Wang Dong'er remained as calm as ever.
Huo Yuhao shut his eyes in torment. He couldn't make himself watch their fight.
Wang Dong'er was his lover. However, what about Wang Qiu'er? Wang Qiu'er said that she was the one who gave Huo Yuhao his current life. If not for her, he would have died in the Icefire Yin Yang Well. Was he supposed to hate Wang Qiu'er for hurting Wang Dong'er? He couldn't possibly do so. Right now, he only felt that he was the one in the wrong. He didn't manage his relationships with Wang Dong'er and Wang Qiu'er well, which led to this current tragedy.
What do I do? What do I do? I can't bear for either of them to be hurt!
Tremendous booms sounded, and Huo Yuhao's fingernails had already pierced into his palm. Right now, he was feeling very conflicted and helpless.
"Yuhao, look." Huo Yuhao opened his eyes as Bei Bei shook him tremendously. He was stunned to find out that he had appeared in the projection. He had appeared in another projection above the ice peak. The bluish-gold figure that he had fought earlier also appeared.
Wasn't this the moment when he charged at that figure for the last time?
Where are Qiu'er and Dong'er? They've stopped fighting, and they were suppressed by some kind of force. They must be very anxious because of me...
In that light projection, the bluish-gold figure was walking step by step towards him. There was a bright-golden trident in his hand too.
"No…!" Wang Qiu'er and Wang Dong'er shouted at the same time. They both had a desperate look in their eyes.
At this point, the projection paused, and the indifferent voice from earlier sounded once again.
"There's no conclusion from this duel between the two of you. Since this is the case, we'll use another method. Huo Yuhao is on the brink of death right now. He'll survive as long as one of you is willing to sacrifice your life for his. However, you must remember that he might end up with the other person if he survives and you die. This means that you might grant your love rival her wish if you sacrifice your life to save him. The two of you only have three seconds to decide."
Huo Yuhao couldn't help but shout in fury when he watched until here. "Scoundrel! You can't do this! You can't do this! I'll die, let me die instead!" He struggled to break free from Bei Bei's grasp and crawled towards the projection in front of him. It was also at this point that it suddenly dissipated, turning into spots of light. A thick beam of light descended from the sky and landed not far away from him.
Huo Yuhao opened his eyes wide to see who was in it.
He saw two figures in it.
Yes, there were two figures!
However, they weren't standing side by side. One person was carrying the other person.
Wang Qiu'er was the one standing. Wang Dong'er was peacefully lying in her arms.
Huo Yuhao was stunned. At this moment, he had already focused his gaze. He opened his eyes wide, and couldn't believe the scene in front of him. Following this, he struggled to use his hands to support his body and crawl towards Wang Qiu'er with all his strength.
"Dong'er, Dong'er, Dong'er! How are you? Dong'er!"