Volume 18, Chapter 167.2: Bite

That was exactly the case. The Life Gold’s life power helped Huo Yuhao heal. There was also some external flow of the immense life aura when Ju Zi was stained with some of Huo Yuhao’s fresh blood. This allowed the Life’s Gold’s aura to nourish her body and let her feel more refreshed. Ke Ke was also likely to benefit as she lay beside Huo Yuhao now.

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The sky was slowly turning dark. Ju Zi sat in front of the tent and watched her surroundings. Her emotions started to rise as she sat there on guard duty.

“Daddy, is he your reincarnation, sent here to lessen my pain?” Ju Zi sighed slightly. She had always been concealing her inner thoughts with her innocent look. However, she was actually someone who was icy-cold at heart.

She only thought of revenge. For this, she didn’t mind being pretentious, and became a young lady that no one would be wary of.

She was aware that Zimu had always been chasing her. However, she didn’t give him a straight answer all this while because her plan didn’t allow her to date. She had a goal, and this goal was an important part of her plan for revenge.

However, the calm in her heart changed when she tasted Huo Yuhao’s cooking. It was a change that caused her to panic inside.

Ju Zi had never expected to eat something that was as delicious as her father’s cooking. But Huo Yuhao had managed to whip up food that resembled her father’s cooking. Her cold heart opened slightly at that moment.

She was an orphan, like him. She had no other yearnings in her life. It was revenge that kept her going.

However, his appearance caused a change in her heart. Her ideals didn’t change, but someone had managed to creep into her heart. Could she still not be bothered by everything and face her future with a calm attitude with this person around?

Ju Zi didn’t know. She didn’t know at all.

“Huo Yuhao, why did you have to come into my world?” Ju Zi sighed.

……

When Huo Yuhao woke up from his sleep, it was already light again.

“I’m alive?” That was his first thought. He subconsciously initiated the circulation of his soul power.

His soul power had already been restored, but the circulation of it wasn’t very smooth. His passageways and back were filled with a piercing pain.

“Ah!” he groaned slightly, and opened his eyes.

The first thing he saw was a beautiful face. The smooth and tender complexion of that face gave a refreshing feeling even though the tent was slightly dim. He had never seen such a refreshing beauty.

Her eyes were shut as she lay beside him. Huo Yuhao immediately realized that he wasn’t wearing anything except for a blanket.

“Ju Zi,” Huo Yuhao whispered.

Ju Zi was jolted awake. She had only just fallen asleep after Ke Ke took over her guard duty.

Her large eyes opened, and her eyelashes perked up. Huo Yuhao was rather swept away by her appearance.

“You’re awake?” Ju Zi asked, surprised.

Huo Yuhao tried to prop himself up, but he felt an intense pain in his back. He groaned, and laid back down.

“Don’t move, your injuries are very serious,” Ju Zi said hurriedly.

“What happened to me?” Huo Yuhao asked.

Ju Zi related what had happened after the explosion, except for the part where she carried him naked.

“The explosion was too powerful. Ke Ke’s soul tools are indeed very powerful!” Huo Yuhao laughed bitterly.

Ju Zi said, “Ke Ke has suffered great losses this time. Her soul tools took two years to create and assemble, with their formation arrays joined together. They were also extremely valuable. How could the explosion not be strong? No one else could bear to do that. The amount of resources that were wasted was too much.”

Huo Yuhao asked, “How am I now? The shrapnel on my back has to be removed eventually.”

Ju Zi said, “I was afraid that you’d lost too much blood and didn’t dare to act recklessly. If you think you’re fine now, I’ll help you remove the shrapnel. However, you must do it slowly at the start. Try to minimize your blood loss. After all, you’re critically injured.”

“I’m fine.” Huo Yuhao had sensed his own body condition earlier. Apart from some blockages in his passageways, he wasn’t in too much trouble.

Ju Zi stared at him as if he were a freak, then nodded slightly. She said, “Alright. I’m going to start then. It’ll be painful, but you’ll have to bear the pain.” 

Huo Yuhao smiled and replied, “Come on.” What kind of pain had he not endured before? Pain? How could it compare to the fusion of the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion’s skeleton? How could it compare to his fusion with the Darkgolden Terrorclaws? 

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Ju Zi was very careful with her actions. She didn’t pull the shrapnel out forcefully. She retrieved an orange-red carving blade and slowly opened his wounds. After that, she tried to pluck the pieces of shrapnel out.

She soon discovered that it was much more relaxing helping Huo Yuhao treat his injuries when he was awake.

When she helped Huo Yuhao to pluck out the first piece of shrapnel, he immediately used his soul power to seal the blood vessels in that location. After she stitched his wound, Huo Yuhao relaxed his control over that location and stopped the bleeding.

Ju Zi managed to remove most of the shrapnel quickly as they worked together.

“Rest for a while.” Huo Yuhao retrieved a clean towel from his storage-type soul tool and passed it to Ju Zi.

Ju Zi’s forehead was already brimming with perspiration. She let out a fragrance that was very characteristic of a young lady.

Ju Zi couldn’t help but laugh bitterly. “Your willpower is too scary. I don’t think making you my opponent in the future is a good thing. You’re fine, but I’m the one who’s not okay.”

Huo Yuhao had had to bear a lot of pain as the many pieces of shrapnel were plucked from his body. However, he appeared fine to her. He never once screamed. Ju Zi was even more impressed with him among the mix of emotions that she felt.

Ju Zi said, “Although your will is strong, your wounds will still take some time to heal. Sleep for a while more. I also need to take a rest. When my energy is restored, I’ll help you remove the rest of the shrapnel.” As she spoke, she took a glance at the largest piece of shrapnel.

This piece of shrapnel was triangular, and was close to Huo Yuhao’s heart, below his left shoulder. It was very deep into his muscles. Ju Zi was not sure how to handle it. She couldn’t use a carving blade to guide the piece of shrapnel out; she would need to pluck it out directly.

Huo Yuhao nodded and closed his eyes. The Mysterious Heaven Technique kept on circulating. It had a good healing effect, and his wounds slowly healed with its help. Huo Yuhao also managed to unblock some of his passageways, and his body began to recover at an even faster speed.

After resting for two hours, Ju Zi helped Huo Yuhao remove the remaining pieces of shrapnel. Soon, most of the shrapnel had been removed, with the exception of one final piece.

Ju Zi looked at Huo Yuhao and was even more impressed with him. His forehead was also perspiring, but he still wore a smile. She had never seen someone as resolute as him.

“Rest a while more before the last piece,” Ju Zi told him.

Huo Yuhao shook his head and said, “Since it’s the last piece, let’s take it out. I also want to relax, otherwise I’ll keep thinking of it. Don’t worry, I can take it. It’s better to suffer now than later.”

This piece cut into at least three of his passageways. Although it wasn’t the main passageway, it greatly affected the circulation of the Mysterious Heaven Technique. In addition, the wound brought him great pain if he moved even slightly.

Ju Zi hesitated for a while before nodding her head as she grit her teeth.

“This piece is deep. If it’s too painful, just bite my arm.” As she spoke, she pulled up the sleeve covering her left arm and extended her slender arm in front of Huo Yuhao.

Huo Yuhao only grabbed her wrist after hesitating for a moment. Her wrist was soft and tender. The Raiment of Light’s projection was undoubtedly the most ravishing beauty that Huo Yuhao had ever seen, but Ju Zi had the best complexion. Although she wasn’t as pretty as the Raiment of Light’s projection, and was even slightly inferior to Jiang Nannan, she was still a beauty like Ma Xiaotao. Ma Xiaotao had the best figure, while Ju Zi had the best complexion.

There was a sense of gentleness as he felt her tender skin. It was an indescribable feeling.

“I’m about to start.” Ju Zi didn’t know that Huo Yuhao’s heart had fluttered slightly. Her right hand held onto the exposed part of the piece of shrapnel, and she looked nervous.

Huo Yuhao nodded slightly and relaxed his back muscles. It would be much easier if he wasn’t tense.

Ju Zi took in a deep breath and stuffed her left hand into Huo Yuhao’s mouth. “You saved my life. Let me bear this pain with you!” she shouted softly, and plucked the piece of shrapnel out forcefully.

Fresh blood shot out as the shrapnel was pulled out. Huo Yuhao’s whole body tensed up, and he bit Ju Zi’s arm under the intense pain. 

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