Seeing that the person he was waiting for had arrived, he didn’t delay any further and said, “Ah Chu, quickly leave this place. This ruins is closing soon and if you don’t leave now, it’s going to be too late. The First Prince is already waiting at the entrance!”
Never in her wildest imagination would she have guessed that the bad feelings she had earlier was because the ruins was closing. However, it was to be expected as this place was a grave and they were stealing from it. How was it possible to escape unscathed after taking all the treasures?
It seemed like collecting all the treasures earlier hastened the closing of the ruins...
Seemingly able to sense something wrong, everyone started emerging from the passage they had chosen as they rushed towards the exit.
After Bai Luochu and Pei Qingfeng glanced at each other, they didn’t delay any further and left immediately. They nodded at Lu Wenshu and ran towards the entrance.
When they arrived at the entrance, Pei Rumo was already there waiting for them. However, Bai Luochu suddenly stopped dead in her tracks when she sensed that a spiritual herb was appearing.
After painstakingly searching for the Field Pearl Flower for such a long time, it appeared right before they were about to leave!
There were only two choices she could make right now. She could either leave safely, or she could try to obtain the spiritual herb that she had desired for so long.
The Field Pearl Flower was right there, inside a hidden chamber located beside the entrance. In her haste, she charged deep into the ruins and ignored the possibility of the Field Pearl Flower being hidden in the most obvious spot. She assumed that the most valuable treasures would be located deep within the ruins. After looking at the hidden chamber for a little while, Bai Luochu seemed to sense that something was wrong with it.
It was also entirely possible that the Field Pearl Flower was’t here from the start. When the entrance to the ruins opened, there had to be a special mechanism hiding the secret chamber deep underground. The hidden chamber probably opened when the ruins started to close. That was also the reason why she was only able to sense the presence of the Field Pearl Flower when she tried to leave.
Bai Luochu took a look at Pei Qingfeng and at that moment, she realized that she was treating him differently from before. She wasn’t as indifferent to him as she thought she was. The feelings she had for him deep in her heart were starting to surface, but due to Lu Wenshu’s betrayal, she didn’t dare to admit her feelings for him.
Was it time to make a choice? Bai Luochu felt that the choice she had to make wasn’t between living or obtaining the Field Pearl Flower, instead it was choosing between Pei Qingfeng and her cultivation.
He should be able to find someone better than me... After the incident in the Desolate Region, there were lots of things she could no longer keep hidden. If they were to return to the capital city, she was afraid Pei Qingfeng would leave her after finding out her real identity.
However, Bai Luochu didn’t have the courage to gamble. She was afraid, afraid of being betrayed once again. Throwing off Pei Qingfeng’s hand at the very last moment, she charged into the hidden chamber alone.
In order to ensure that Bai Luochu wasn’t left behind, he dragged her all the way back when she stopped moving. Never in his wildest imaginations did he expect for her to let go of his hand right before they left the ruins
With no time to ponder about his actions, Pei Qingfeng turned around and flew into the hidden chamber behind her.
“Kacha”, the entrance to the ruins slammed shut and a piece of Pei Qingfeng’s shirt fluttered in the wind.
Lu Wenshu stared blankly at that torn fabric.
After a long time, he managed to force a question out of his mouth and he choked with emotions, “Where are they?”
Even though he clearly knew the answer, he didn’t want to admit it. He had lost her again. He lost her three years ago, and she disappeared right before his eyes once again. Lu Wenshu felt an explosion going off in his head and he blanked out.
Pei Rumo stood there foolishly as though his soul had left his body.
“Hua Sen! Hua Sen, open the entrance right now! She’s still inside, let me go and save her! She’s going to die! She’s going to die, do you understand? Lu Wenshu screamed crazily. There was nothing more blissful than regaining something you lost, but losing it again was enough to make anyone go crazy.
Hua Sen couldn’t bear seeing his own senior brother going hysterical and he consoled, “Senior Brother, you know that I won’t be able to open this door even if I exhausted all my spirit qi. You should know that we will only be able to open the entrance every few years… By that time…”
In the end, Hua Sen was unable to finish his sentence. By the time the entrance opened again, even if Lu Wenshu were to kill his way into the ruins to save them, there would be nothing left but bones.
Lu Wenshu fell to the ground and started wailing. Once again, he caused her death. Without my interference in her life, will she be able to live happily? Did I cause all this by overestimating myself?!
Lu Wenshu charged towards the door with a fanatic gaze in his eyes. He slammed into it with all his might but Pei Rumo saved his life by covering the entrance with his spirit qi before Lu Wenshu smashed into it. He might have saved Lu Wenshu’s life, but he wasn’t able to prevent Lu Wenshu from fainting after the collision.
“Senior Brother!” Hua Sen charged forward and caught Lu Wenshu before he hit the ground.
After examining Lu Wenshu’s pulse and realising that there wasn’t anything wrong, he went forward and thanked Pei Rumo, “I thank Your First Highness for your help. My Senior Brother embarrassed himself…”
Pei Rumo merely waved his hands to signal for Hua Sen to say anything else and merely waved his hands to signal to Hua Sen to leave.
There was nothing much to say. Even someone like Pei Rumo was putting up a strong front. Only the heavens knew how much he desired to smash open the entrance to save Bai Luochu and Pei Qingfeng. Unfortunately, the entrance wouldn’t open no matter what he did.
Suddenly, the sound of horse hoofs hitting the ground could be heard behind him and Pei Rumo spun around.
“Your Highness, this subordinate came too late, I beg to be forgiven...” When the general saw the condition Pei Rumo was in, he fell to his knees and begged to be pardoned.
“You indeed deserve to die.” However, these words weren’t meant for the soldiers. Pei Rumo was cursing himself in his mind...Previous Chapter Next Chapter