Chapter 64 The Storm Puts a Strong Grass To The Test*
* troubled times tests a faithful minister
As the ice coffin slowly closed, all the white wolves raised their necks one after another, and howled loudly, as if they were singing a long elegy.
Helian Rongchuan lit a torch, and all the withered Meng Xiantan were instantly engulfed in the raging fire.
Although the Meng Xiantan was withered, its rhizomes still had great hallucinatory and addictive effects. The so-called “holy medicine” believed by the people of Qinchuan was to use this flower rhizome as a medicinal guide. If this flower was not removed, there would be an endless amount of trouble.
In the golden red fire, several people walked down the mountain in silence. However, before they went far, Helian Rongchuan suddenly heard a rush of wind in his ears, and a white shadow suddenly rushed towards them!
With the sudden attack, Helian Rongchuan took a few steps to block in front of Yan Changqing, and slapped the white wolf’s throat fiercely.
At the same time, Yan Changqing’s blade also inserted itself into the white wolf’s chest.
With one palm and one knife, the power was so great that the white wolf was sent flying out.
It was only then that Helian Rongchuan could see clearly that this was a very thin white wolf with dry fur, but despite being skinny and suffering a fatal blow, the white wolf vomited blood and still bared it’s sharp and yellowish teeth. Cloudy green eyes stared at them greedily and frantically.
It seemed that what was in front of it’s eyes weren’t people, but a few pieces of delicious meat.
Xiang Yu silently stepped forward, defending Wei Jin a little. He always felt that the eyes of this white wolf was a little wrong, which made his heart tremble.
Helian Rongchuan turned around and asked Wei Jin, “Why is this wolf different from the previous white wolves? It seems—”
Just as Helian Rongchuan turned around, a white wolf suddenly jumped out from the grass behind him with sharp wolf teeth and a scarlet tongue. It was heading straight for Helian Rongchuan!
If it took a bite, Helian Rongchuan’s neck would definitely be broken!
Yan Changqing’s heart was suddenly empty, and without thinking about it, he suddenly pushed Helian Rongchuan out of the way.
The sharp blade pierced into the chin of the white wolf at once, so deep that it almost fell into the hilt.
At this moment, with hot blood spurting out, Yan Changqing’s left elbow felt a sharp pain of tearing flesh. Two sharp fangs pierced deep into his flesh.
Helian Rongchuan was shocked, and with all his strength, he kicked the white wolf away.
Yan Changqing’s face was slightly pale, and he pressed the wound on his elbow with his right hand without saying a word. When Helian Rongchuan saw that his forehead was soaked with cold sweat, he knew that the pain was very severe, and his heart ached and throbbed.
He was obviously someone who could talk and laugh before the collapse of Mount Tai, but his hands were shaking uncontrollably.
Yan Changqing looked at Helian Rongchuan and reassured him: “I’m fine.”
Helian Rongchuan pursed his lips, and continued to fight against his shaking without saying a word.
“It’s just a small injury—”
“Small injury?” Helian Rongchuan suddenly burst out: “It’s such a big bloody hole! What if the bite was on a vital spot? What if you get tetanus? What if you lose too much blood!!!”
Yan Changqing looked at Helian Rongchuan, who was like a roaring lion, and didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “Then why do you stand in front of me every time? Have you considered this issue for yourself?”
Helian Rongchuan was taken aback for a moment, then roared: “You’re caring for me?!”
Yan Changqing got angry, and immediately asked: “So, you’re caring for me!”
Helian Rongchuan: …
Helian Rongchuan was obviously choked, and his face flushed red.
Yan Changqing stared at him, so not to be outdone, but suddenly felt a little weak in his heart.
Helian Rongchuan was obviously worried about him, but he scolded him like this, did he…?
Just thinking about it, Yan Changqing was suddenly pulled into a broad and warm chest.
Through his clothes, Yan Changqing could feel Helian Rongchuan’s heart beating violently.
What made his heart beat so anxiously?
“Don’t do this anymore.” Helian Rongchuan hugged Yan Changqing tightly, as if he wanted to push him into the depths of his own flesh and blood to protect him. “Never again.”
“My heart hurts. It hurts a lot.”
Yan Changqing raised his head slightly, looked into Helian Rongchuan’s eyes in surprise. The burning passion in those amber pupils made him feel a little overwhelmed.
“This… um… cough cough.” Xiang Yu couldn’t help but cough a little embarrassingly: “How about we continue down the mountain?”
Xiang Yu really didn’t understand, didn’t he get two mini holes from being bitten by the white wolf? Why is this Dongyun person making such a fuss? Even hugging him at every turn, are those Dongyun people this enthusiastic and unrestrained in the etiquette of thanking one’s benefactor?
“Your Royal Highness, don’t worry, my general is in great shape. He has been injured even more seriously before and isn’t he still good!” He turned around and wanted to seek approval from Wei Jin: “Little Imperial Physician, do you agree? This little injury is no problem, right?”
Wei Jin was frowning and staring at the still-breathing white wolf. He didn’t know what to think about in his mind, and he didn’t care about Xiang Yu’s words, so he just nodded perfunctorily.
Helian Rongchuan frowned and said, “Have you suffered even more serious injuries before? Where?! Let me see!”
Last time in the tent, he ripped off most of Yan Changqing’s clothes, but he didn’t see any wounds. Was it an internal injury?
However, Yan Changqing thought that Helian Rongchuan was causing trouble again, gave him a warning look, turned around and left.
“Hey, hey, what are you running away for, let me see!” Helian Rongchuan hurriedly chased after him.
Xiang Yu scratched the back of his head for unknown reasons, and pulled Wei Jin and said, “Let’s go quickly? It’s dangerous here, who knows if there will be another white wolf jumping out again?”
Wei Jin was pulled by him and walked down the mountain step by step with a solemn expression on his face.
He didn’t have to look back to know that the white wolf, whose jaw was pierced by Yan Changqing, was lying on the cold snow, dying. But those turbid, desperate wolf eyes, sharp wolf teeth, and uncontrollable twitching were all deeply imprinted in Wei Jin’s mind.
Wei Jin felt that this white wolf was too different from the hundreds of white wolves in front of the ice coffin. It was so skinny, dirty, and crazy, it seemed to have lost all sanity…
“What are you thinking?” Xiang Yu asked.
“It’s nothing.” Wei Jin rubbed his face, trying hard to drive the turbid green wolf eyes out of his mind.
He hoped it was all just his overthinking.
One day later.
At the first glimmer of light, the sky was still a cool dark blue. He Li, the head of the Qinchuan County Office, was waiting outside Yan Changqing’s door early on, holding a thick stack of paper in his hand. He had his head bowed and was walking around the dead trees in the yard, again and again.
It was a very cool morning, but a thin layer of sweat appeared on He Li’s forehead. After who knows how many times he went around, he finally heard the door squeak. He Li immediately grabbed the paper and greeted the person.
The one who opened the door was a little guard who looked at He Li in surprise: “You, why are you here?” He pointed to the paper in He Li’s hand, with strong thin gold characters on the top, the “Eighteen Principles of Earthquake and Epidemic Prevention” was particularly eye-catching:
“When the general came back, he didn’t take a break for half an hour, and he wrote all day and night without sleep. Haven’t he explained it clearly to you?”
“It is clear, but I dare not do it!” He Li raised his sleeves and wiped the sweat from his forehead, and said, “If the people are made aware of the requirements of these eighteen rules, I am really afraid that they will get angry and take my family’s ancestral tombs and smash it!”
The little guard was in a difficult situation: “But now the general is sleeping… He…”
He Li was in a hurry, and without thinking, he blurted out: “Still sleeping at this time? Is he not afraid of the people of Qinchuan tearing up the sky?!”
As soon as his voice fell, a few soft coughs suddenly sounded inside the door.
The little guard stuck out his tongue and moved away.
Yan Changqing stood quietly in front of the door, with his long hair loose and a robe on.
He Li immediately realized that his words were spoken irresponsibly. He hurriedly gave a nod, and explained, “I didn’t mean that, I—”
Before finishing his words, he suddenly made a soft “ah” sound.
He Li suddenly noticed that the robe that Yan Changqing was wearing was actually fox fur.
It was midsummer. Although the morning was a little cool, how could one need a fox fur cloak that is only used in the cold winter? !