The tenth elder couldn’t do anything about his current condition either.
Dongfang Minghui took the initiative to carry Lu Xing on her back. That night, the group ran all night.
“The speed of the elves is so fast.” Wei Junlan was speechless, it was the first time she had seen such speed.
“Of course.” Lu Xing’s speed was very fast before, even faintly surpassing the speed of Uncle Mu.
Elves were born to be the darlings of nature, both their speed and affinity in nature were beyond expectation. After Qian Wanyu finished speaking, she quickened her pace, she was the only one who could keep up with the tenth elder.
Due to her promotion, Dongfang Minghui’s speed was faster than before, but still a long way from Qian Wanyu and the others.
Wei Junlan was not in a hurry, she stayed with her and chatted with her from time to time. The scenery on the side of the road quickly passed by but they didn’t have time to stop and appreciate it.
It took them two days of travel before they arrived at the capital of the elves.
The tenth elder had already handed over the jade token, and he was wandering back and forth anxiously outside. Qian Wanyu stood aside and waited quietly.
From a long distance, she saw two male elves flapping their wings and flying, blocking their way with sharp swords, and there was a long and winding road behind them. It seems to be a big tree with an age as old as the sky and the earth. The top of the big tree shot straight to the sky and occupied two-thirds of the elf tribe’s territory. The vine branches extended and divided the elf tribe into pieces of territory. This tree was the protection of the elves – the tree of life, behind it was a cave trickling down with spring water that the elves regard as a spiritual spring…
Looking at this familiar scene, Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but want to step forward.
“Hey, what’s the matter with you?” Wei Junlan was following her. She felt that Dongfang Minghui’s expression made her a little worried, especially the empty eyes, it was like a moth being drawn to flame wanting to jump into it desperately.
Wei Junlan, who was still a little worried about the overall plot looked at this place vigilantly.
“I’m fine.” Dongfang Minghui shook her head to clear her thoughts.
“Then why didn’t you seem to hear me when I called you just now?”
“Really?” Dongfang Minghui frowned, “Probably because it’s been a little hard to travel so long for the past two days. If you give me a bed, I think I’ll lie on it and sleep for two days.”
Qian Wanyu heard their conversation and straightened her messy hair a bit, “After the Lu Xing matter is resolved, Sister Seventh will give you time to rest.”
“Tenth elder, Your Majesty has received your letter and sent me here to welcome you, please come.”
“What did your majesty say?”
Dongfang Minghui listened to their conversation and felt a little strange. How could a mother be so calm when she knew about her son’s condition, also only letting a single person come to greet them seemed a bit shrewd.
Could something have gone wrong?
Qian Wanyu stretched out her hand, took Minghui’s hand, and gave her a reassuring look.
The tenth elder also found it strange. He briefly explained the matter of the little prince in the letter. He did not exaggerate, but he also wrote that the other party was seriously injured and unconscious.
They were arranged by the man into a courtyard. The courtyard was very beautiful. The vines were like creeping tigers, surrounding the courtyard. Every place was full of a green atmosphere which made people feel relaxed and happy. Their room was on the second floor, which had a staircase to go up, the handrails of the stairs were also surrounded by plants. It was like the whole room was a living plant.
Wei Junlan took the lead to go upstairs and pushed open one of the rooms. The plants even covered the inside of the room. They climbed in through the small window in the room and covered the entire room.
After the person left, the tenth elder had a calm face and said nothing, but everyone could feel that he seemed to be in a bad mood.
“Come up and rest first. Don’t you feel tired after rushing for so long?” Wei Junlan shook a teapot, and found that the water in the teapot was still full. She checked it, poured herself a cup of tea, took a sip, and said with emotion, “This water seems to be a little sweet, very nice. Would you like a drink?”
She asked around and found that Qian Wanyu was standing beside the small window looking at something. Dongfang Minghui sat there listlessly, and no one paid attention to her. She poured herself two more glasses and breathed a sigh of relief.
Dongfang Minghui slowly placed Lu Xing on the small bed in the room. The layout of the room was a bit small, and the bed was also small, it was simply not enough for the three of them to sleep. Fortunately, there were three rooms.
“Tenth elder, how should we deal with Lu Xing now?”
“Wait for a while…” The words of the tenth elder actually contained a bit of gambling. He didn’t actually know either…
They waited for a day and night without seeing Her Majesty the Queen. A few elves flew around and brought them some edible jams and fruits. If they asked them anything, they said they didn’t know what was going on.
“We can’t be so passive.” Qian Wanyu found out there were elves squatting around them on the first day of their stay. She wondered if this was the way of hospitality of the elves. As a guest, she felt that it was not too much to be watched but it was quite uncomfortable.
“Yeah.” Dongfang Minghui didn’t know what went wrong, something must have happened in the elf palace causing Her Majesty the Queen to put aside Lu Xing’s affairs for the time being.
The tenth elder sighed, “Six months ago, Her Majesty the Queen was still worried about the little prince…”
The following words spoke for themselves.
It had only been about half a year, but it seemed that her attitude was completely different in all aspects.
“Excuse me.” Wei Junlan tapped her finger on the table, and she turned to the tenth elder, “Elder, you said before that you sent letters through flying letters, are you sure Her Majesty the Queen really received the letter?”
The tenth elder wasspeechless, he had always taken it for granted that Her Majesty the Queen received his letter.
“If we think about it from a different angle, if the Queen hadn’t received this letter, the person who sent the message before just told Her Majesty about your arrival and nothing else. Don’t you think you should explain to her directly?”
The tenth elder came once every six months, this was a rule. However he was in a hurry to bring the little prince back and forgot about this. He had to see the Queen once every six months, no matter how big or small but priority was given to important matters, “Aiya, I must be really confused.”
“Then, we just need to find a way to see Her Majesty the Queen.” Qian Wanyu looked at them, and then set her eyes on the tenth elder, “This matter needs to be resolved by the tenth elder.”
“It’s my duty.”
The tenth elder went to meet Her Majesty the Queen in person, but was blocked by a servant outside the door. The servant only said that Her Majesty was retreating to cultivate and no one had seen her.
“Your Majesty the Queen often retreats to cultivate?”
Dongfang Minghui always felt that there were too many coincidences. There seemed to almost always be a plot behind any coincidences.
The tenth elder shook his head, “The last retreat was three years ago.”
The four people huddled together in a room, thinking about it, and finally finalized a plan.
“Wei Junlan, Lu Xing can be handed over to you, you can protect him.” Dongfang Minghui looked solemn. If Lu Xing wasn’t so big she would definitely just carry him on her back.
“Okay let’s go.”
In the dark night, a ray of silver light illuminated the earth, rendering everything in the forest into a silver-white hue which was dazzling. The two of them bent over, and with the help of the cover of plants, they successfully avoided the elf who was patrolling in the air.
“Thank you, can you tell me where Her Majesty the Queen is?”
“Her Majesty the Queen is injured?”
Dongfang Minghui wanted to use the lovely plants to ask for directions, but she was told that Her Majesty the Queen was injured and had to retreat to heal! The two of them lay down under the vines, their breath covered up by plants.
“Seventh sister, what should we do now?” She thought that someone inside the elves had committed a crime, and concealed the information passed by the tenth elder. How could she have known that it was because Her Majesty the Queen herself was seriously injured!
Qian Wanyu took a long time to say, “This is no trivial matter. No matter what, we should find her first.”
Thanks to the plants in the elf forest, she could easily find Her Majesty the Queen. She just asked a few more plants and got the answer she wanted. They went around a big bend, and turned around to the area where the tree of life was located.
“I’m looking for Her Majesty the Queen in a hurry, please don’t expose me.” Dongfang Minghui bowed to the location of the Tree of Life, because she felt that this plant that had been protecting the elves for over a hundred years and had already grown a spirituality.
Qian Wanyu quietly sneaked into the place where Her Majesty the Queen retreated after she finished.
“Strange, why do they all look like they’re asleep?” Dongfang Minghui scratched her head, she was ready to have a big fight with even if it disturbed Her Majesty the Queen, it wouldn’t matter, but… that kind of feeling of punch on the cotton appeared…
Qian Wanyu walked over and felt the pulse on their necks, “Could someone be one step ahead of us?”
“Seventh sister, let’s go in and have a look.”
Her Majesty’s retreat area was originally closed, but when they found it, they found that the door was open, leaving only a stone gate sealed from the inside. Qian Wanyu felt around and there was indeed an aura inside the stone gate.
“Your Majesty, can you listen to my words?”
Qian Wanyu thought about it again and finally passed the words she wanted to say with her spiritual power. It didn’t take long for her to see the stone door opened, a cold and elegant voice came from inside, “You two, please come in.”
Dongfang Minghui thought that the stone room was brightly lit, but when she walked in, she was surprised to see how dark it was. If she hadn’t been held by Seventh Sister, she would have tripped over the things under her feet.
Qian Wanyu held her and stood aside.
Dongfang Minghui saw a figure sitting cross-legged not far in front of her, with her back to the moonlight, and the light covering everything on her body, leaving only a cold voice.
“You are the distinguished guests brought by the tenth elder? If I heard correctly just now, you have news about Xing’er, right?”
“Your Majesty, I’m sorry, I—”
“Lu Xing burned his life force in order to save us, and now there is only one breath left. Her Majesty the Queen, do you know how to save him?” Qian Wanyu didn’t want to see Ninth Sister depressed every time about Lu Xing’s affairs. Every time she would bow her head with dejection when thinking of Lu Xing.
After the person on the other side heard it, the room fell silent.
After a long time, Dongfang Minghui couldn’t bear the atmosphere, so she asked again, “Your Majesty, what else can I do?”
“Xing’er is he back?”
“Okay, okay, okay—poof.”
Dongfang Minghui smelled a bloody smell, Qian Wanyu quickly inserted the moonstone into a space in the wall, and saw the woman opposite her with a mouth full of blood, half of her body was lying on the stone bed.
“Your Majesty, are you alright?!”
Not far in front of them, there was a pool of red and black blood, the most important thing was that the pool of blood looked like it was still squirming! Dongfang Minghui was stunned, she squatted down and searched for a long time in the stone room to find something to wipe it, but couldn’t find anything, not even a single stone.
Qian Wanyu stretched out her hand and straightened the person who was half lying on the stone bed, revealing a face that was almost the same as Lu Xing’s. The other’s face was pale, and the corners of her mouth were covered in blood, she looked a little haggard.
Dongfang Minghui quickly identified the black substance mixed with the blood, “Seventh sister, it’s the black medicine!”
This thing actually got into Her Majesty’s body, she felt that this was unbelievable, “No wonder Her Majesty needed to retreat.”
Qian Wanyu rummaged through her space ring and found a porcelain bottle. After opening it, a particularly unpleasant smell came out of the porcelain bottle. She put it under Her Majesty’s nose and shook it.
Her Majesty the Queen frowned slightly and opened her eyes quickly. Seeing Dongfang Minghui and Qian Wanyu standing in front of her, she smiled wryly at them, “Sorry, I scared you just now.”
She sounded so gentle at this time…
“Your Majesty, should we talk about your problem first, or Lu Xing’s problem first?” Qian Wanyu threw a multiple-choice question to the other party. In fact, Qing Mo said earlier that there is only one result of burning vitality. Death. Seeing that Her Majesty the Queen did not answer before, she estimated that her answer would be the same as what Qing Mo said before…
Qian Wanyu turned to look at Dongfang Minghui, and found a look of anticipation in the other’s eyes.
Her Majesty the Queen smiled miserably, “Thank you two for bringing Xing’er home, I will arrange for someone to take you out of here.”
“Your Majesty, did you retreat because of this black stuff?” Dongfang Minghui looked at her as if she saw Lu Xing appearing in front of her again.
“If you want, I think it’s better talk about your affairs first Your Majesty the Queen.” Qian Wanyu then said to Dongfang Minghui, “I’ll be guarding outside, you can talk about the rest.”
“Okay, thank you Seventh sister.”
There was only Dongfang Minghui and the Queen left in the stone room. She looked at the Queen carefully and found that Lu Xing’s appearance was a carbon copy of the other party’s body. They seemed almost the same, “Your Majesty, Lu Xing is very similar to you.”
Then she smiled wryly, “I’m sorry, Your Majesty, let’s talk about how to get rid of this poison first.”
When the two came out of the stone house, the sun was slowly rising outside, and a ray of golden light fell on the tree of life, adding a bit of color to it, it was so beautiful that people couldn’t turn their eyes away.
The Queen didn’t care when she saw that everyone around was asleep. Walking two or three steps towards the Tree of Life she said, “Minghui, the Tree of Life likes you very much.”
“Did it say that?”
Qian Wanyu saw that the vines of the whole tree were moving, like mechanical tentacles, moving slowly, and a branch thicker than a human arm stretched out in front of Dongfang Minghui.
Dongfang Minghui hesitated for a while, then walked up, and approached the tree of life step by step.
The closer she got, the more she could feel a majestic spiritual power penetrating into her body pervasively.
Qian Wanyu looked at the person who stepped on the branches and walked towards the sun step by step, she inexplicably had a sense of fear that the other party might just disappear. She stepped forward and stretched out her hand, trying to grab the other party’s back, but the Queen stopped her.
“This is a gift given to her by the tree of life.”
Dongfang Minghui had long been unable to feel everything in the outside world. In her world, everything was centered on her. Those little green dots were floating around her. She wandered in the green light, and was surrounded by grass so lush she could happily roll around on the ground.
“It turned out to be a gift…” Qian Wanyu breathed a sigh of relief.
“You can’t protect her for the rest of your life, don’t treat her like a child.” Qing Mo sighed helplessly in the soul sea, looking at the tree of life that exuded a soft aura, he began to envy Dongfang Minghui’s opportunity, anything in the land of plants was her kingdom.
“I can definitely protect her forever.” Qian Wanyu frowned.
Her Majesty’s mouth was filled with a faint smile. After watching for a while, she turned to Qian Wanyu and said, “Can you take me to see Xing’er?”
Qian Wanyu was a little embarrassed, “The white silk… It seems that only Ninth Sister can untie it though…”
“Xing’er has come home. As his Queen Mother, I haven’t had a good look at him yet. Let’s go, we shouldn’t disturb them.”
“Don’t worry, someone will notify me when she wakes up. With the Tree of Life here, no one will dare to disturb her.” Even she couldn’t.