Dongfang Minghui wanted to shout that, but unfortunately, her voice wouldn’t come out, her throat grunted twice, and she completely extinguished her idea of calling for help.
Seeing Little Colour persistently fighting against the grey smoke in the sea of souls, Dongfang Minghui didn’t think she should be holding Little Colour back at a time like this, what else could she do? Space ring?
A large pile of bottles and jars appeared in front of Dongfang Minghui arranged in order. She tried to search through them and find the proper medicine. Her arm seemed to be broken and it hurt like hell when she tried to move it.
She licked her tongue, opened her mouth, and tried to stretch her neck. She bit the cap of one of the porcelain bottles, spat out the lid, and sniffed a common medicine, but she didn’t care and just swallowed all ten pills inside.
A stream of spiritual energy traveled through her veins and finally settled inside her dantian. Dongfang Minghui simply bit into all the other bottles and jars, swallowing all of them into her belly. She watched the spiritual energy swim through her meridians, she immediately moved it around to her sea of souls.
The range of the grey smoke instantly got smaller.
Dongfang Minghui took a look, seemed it was effective.
When Dongfang Wanyu found her, she saw that Minghui was covered in blood, her arms were folded backward and lay there motionless, her face was so black you couldn’t even see her little white face clearly. But there was still a pair of eyes desperately biting a porcelain bottle. Her mouth was full of blood, but she still wanted to dose herself with pills.
It was this pitiful look that made her heart hurt.
Suddenly a pair of feet stopped in front of her, Dongfang Minghui thought she was seeing things, she tried looking up and saw a frosty face.
The porcelain bottle in her mouth also dropped to the floor, and she opened her mouth stupidly, trying to make herself pronounce, “Seventh sister.”
Dongfang Wanyu could see her lips, dried to the point of breaking, move twice, and without having to explain, she knew that the two words were definitely meant to say ‘Seventh sister’, then she saw her aggrieved expression that looked like tears wanted to keep falling.
“It’s all Seventh sister’s fault, don’t cry.”
Dongfang Wanyu tried to pick her up, but as soon as she touched her, Dongfang Minghui just cried out in an even more miserable voice and pitifully shouted, “Pain, pain, pain.”
Qing Mo sighed, “She fell down from such a high place, broke her leg, broke her arm, and even shifted her internal organs, the fact that she’s still even alive is a miracle.”
Dongfang Wanyu was at a loss for words for the first time, she didn’t know what to do, “What now?”
“Isn’t Situ Hao a Light System Spiritual Master, the Light System should have healing skills, let him heal her.”
Dongfang Wanyu regretted that she hadn’t let Situ Hao follow her down before…
She poured some water and gently wiped Dongfang Minghui’s face, after removing all that grime from her face, she saw a painfully pale little face. She had to personally lift her chin to feed her a bit of spirit water.
Dongfang Minghui sniffed her nose in embarrassment, she was done crying now. It’s just that she had seen the Female Protagonist just as she felt particularly aggravated and wronged so the tears fell uncontrollably.
“Don’t say anything, I’ll go and bring Situ Hao, he will be able to heal you.” Dongfang Wanyu touched her head.
An hour later, Situ Hao and Dongfang Wanyu appeared at the same time.
“Minghui, how did you get yourself into such a mess.” Situ Hao couldn’t believe it.
Dongfang Minghui blinked, words couldn’t come out, her eyes looked confused, and she felt the support of her own willpower about to disappear, and immediately blacked out.
“Stop talking so much, quickly see how to treat her.” Dongfang Wanyu standing on the side barked out.
Dongfang Minghui looked a bit dazed when she opened her eyes again, and above her head seemed to be the curtain of an inn , she blinked, then blinked again, and suddenly she was awake.
“I can’t believe I’m still alive.”
“Ninth sister, don’t think too much about it, it’s Seventh sister’s fault, in the future Seventh sister won’t allow you to go through dangers alone.” Dongfang Wanyu assured with a solemn face.
Dongfang Minghui opened her mouth, she felt as if she couldn’t quite pronounce any words yet.
“Situ Hao said you should rest for a period of time, we’ll inquire about the Love Flower for you.”
Dongfang Minghui just plopped her head back down on the bed, she looked at her soul sea with her mind’s eye and suddenly realized that the grey haze was gone.
A seedling appeared in the sea of souls, and two shoots protruded from the seedling, swinging towards her twice.
Dongfang Minghui wanted to cry, it was over, Little Colour had already regressed again. The humanoid shape had reverted back to its original form, and it’s original form now reverted back to its infant form…
“Little Colour, are you alright.”
The young sapling drooped right down to its young branches, listless and obviously badly traumatized by the event.
Dongfang Minghui didn’t even know how to comfort it, she sighed, this was what happened when she went against the wishes of the Female Protagonist ah. She was trying to tell her not to go out when she drugged her with sleeping pills but instead of just sleeping safely in the inn, she tried going out.
Well at least, she was home free now.
“Little Colour, just focus and practice, don’t think about other things.” Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but lament, “By the way, have you solved the grey mist?”
Little Colour looked completely sick, it just floated in the sea of souls without moving, appearing to be dead.
How could the spirit of death be so easily resolved? Jf it wasn’t Situ Hao then it must’ve been the Female Protagonist?
Dongfang Minghui just thought she was going to play dumb and pretend it was nothing, she closed her eyes and started to rest.
Dongfang Wanyu saw that she was still smiling in her sleep, and it put her mind at ease. She sat and stared at that sleeping face, her mind would sometimes remember her pitiful face on the ground after falling from the cliff and it made her feel uncomfortable for some reason.
As Situ Hao treated her, she stood by and watched as he bent her limbs back to the right places, it was really a sound she didn’t want to remember at all.
“Don’t you think you’re paying too much attention to her?” Qing Mo suddenly mentioned.
Dongfang Wanyu pursed her lips, “Qing Mo, I’m not in the mood to talk to you about this right now.”
Just as the two of them finished talking, Situ Hao pushed the door in and entered with two bottles of spirit liquid in his hands, “Well, Minghui you aren’t awake yet?”
“She was awake but went back to sleep,” Dongfang Wanyu explained.
“Finally, she woke up, she really made me worried before.” Situ Hao thought his head hurt and after hearing Dongfang Wanyu say that, he could finally calm his heart, “Here are two bottles of spirit liquid, I see that she has lost all her spiritual energy, you can give her this for now.”
Dongfang Wanyu took it, took a look, and said, “Thank you.”
Situ Hao was a little embarrassed, “Don’t be so polite, I’m actually responsible for Minghui’s accident, so don’t even mention it.”
“Then I’ll go next door, and you can call out to me if you need anything.”
Dongfang Wanyu nodded.
That night, Dongfang Minghui woke up three times, all three times her eyes were dull and unconscious, so Dongfang Wanyu gave her the spirit liquid in batches and let her go back to sleep afterward.
The next day, she told Situ Hao.
“This reaction is most likely a sign of trauma, take good care of her and she’ll be fine. The premise is to give her enough security so that she doesn’t have to be so fearful.”
Dongfang Wanyu nodded repeatedly, taking Situ Hao’s words to heart.
Dongfang Minghui didn’t even remember what happened last night, her spirit felt much better after a day of rest.
“Seventh sister, I’m much better, can I go for a walk?”
Her request, Dongfang Wanyu naturally would not refuse.
So, the two of them walked on the streets of the town, there weren’t a lot of people yelling and doing business on the streets, there weren’t many people in this town at all. The pedestrians who came and went would sometimes take a curious glance or two towards them.
“Ninth sister’s face is getting prettier and prettier, look at them all looking at you.”
Under the sunlight, Dongfang Minghui’s face looked increasingly pale, and the corners of her lips didn’t have any color at all. Without the old lively spirit, and even less of that radiant aura, Dongfang Wanyu couldn’t help but wonder if this trip to Death Valley was right or wrong.
She saw the town stalls selling rouge and powder, she picked one or two at random, “I want this.”
Dongfang Minghui just stood at a distance, watching the Female Protagonist picking out something, her lips quirked up in a smile. Seemed like the Female Protagonist was learning how to love her beauty too.
“Minghui, try applying this.” Dongfang Wanyu placed two small boxes into her hands, smiling and urging, “Try it.”
Dongfang Minghui was dumbfounded, so these were for her.
At Female Protagonist’s repeated request, Dongfang Minghui opened them up on the street. After a simple smear, she smiled when she was done, “Seventh sister, do you think I look good like this?”
The corners of her lips were still painted a little unevenly.
Dongfang Wanyu couldn’t help but lift her hand and gently rubbed it over the corner of her lips.
They were both stunned for a moment.
Dongfang Minghui’s eyes turned round when she saw Dongfang Wanyu smooth away the excess lipstick at the corners of her lips. That simple touch just now was like an electric shock, touching even her heart.
“N- nice.” Dongfang Wanyu squeezed her hands into fists and turned around, “N-ninth sister, we should go back, you still need to rest more.”
Dongfang Minghui put the two boxes of lipstick into her space ring and followed the Female Protagonist back to the inn at a slow pace, spending the rest of the day in bed.
When she was alone in bed, she would look at her soul sea, and after drinking the spirit liquid for several days, she found that not only did her spirit power recover, even the sapling in her soul sea grew quickly.
“Looks like we still need to find you more spirit liquid or medicinal plants.”
The little sapling wobbled happily, clearly agreeing with her words.
Dongfang Minghui decided to ask Situ Hao about it some other time.
Situ Hao dragged Dongfang Wanyu outside, “I went to the Death Valley today. I’ve checked out a little bit of information about the Love Flower’s seeds, which, as you know, is the purpose of our trip, see if you can bring Minghui with you tomorrow to check it out.”
“No.” Dongfang Wanyu refused without even thinking about it, “You know her condition best, she needs to rest for at least five days before she can be ready to venture out again.”
Situ Hao spread his hands, “No no I wasn’t thinking of her going to pick it but for her to check it.”
“Still no.” Dongfang Wanyu’s tone of voice was completely non-negotiable, it left Situ Hao in a dilemma.
Dongfang Minghui was completely unaware that the two were in a fuss over the Love Flower’s seeds, she continued to rest leisurely but found an opportunity to call out to Situ Hao the next day.
“Situ Hao, do you still have that spirit liquid you gave me every day?”
Situ Hao watched her face turn red and the colour of her lips glow, “Yes there is, but what do you want to do with it?”
“Hey, I naturally have a use for it hehe.”
Situ Hao directly left five bottles for her, “Save it.”
Dongfang Minghui didn’t know what it meant to save. Ever since she contracted Little Colour this magic plant, anything with spiritual energy was gobbled up by it.
“I’ll put it in the space ring, you can take it yourself, but you can’t drink it all in one day.”
Saying it couldn’t do it, but she found the next day that all five bottles of spirit liquid were now empty.
The little sapling in the sea of souls grew into a big tree.
“Will you be able to transform into a humanoid shape soon?” Even if it transforms into a little doll, it’s better than this tree that can’t talk.
The sapling couldn’t talk, but Dongfang Minghui could tell the other seemed very frustrated.
“It’s going to cost us everything to feed you, Little Colour,” she suddenly felt that her little friend was too hard to feed.
The sapling wobbled a little, feeling a little guilty.
Five days later, Situ Hao took advantage of Dongfang Wanyu’s visit downstairs and immediately burrowed into Dongfang Minghui’s room, “Minghui, I have something to tell you.”
Dongfang Minghui was surprised, seeing that he looked hurried, it was obvious that he had something important to tell, “Go ahead.”
“It’s like this, the last few days you’ve been recuperating, so I didn’t mention the Love Flower’s seeds to you. I took advantage of the few days that you were recuperating to walk around Death Valley and found a special place that I would like to invite you to see.”
“No.” Dongfang Wanyu kicked the door open, objecting with Dongfang Minghui’s dinner in her hand.
Situ Hao got a bit impatient, “Qian Wanyu, why do you object? She’s already much better.”
Dongfang Wanyu put down the things and dragged Situ Hao outside, “Let’s go out and have a good talk.”
Dongfang Minghui cringed, it was extraordinary for the Female Protagonist to start a fire, she didn’t want to take the other woman’s wrath at all so she quietly ate her dinner while they talked outside.
“Have you had enough?”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “Seventh sister, I actually think that Situ Hao is right, it’s just going to be a visit, you see I’ve recovered well, and besides with you there, I won’t be afraid.”
The implication is that with Female Protagonist’s super Female Protagonist luck, she’s definitely going to come out of danger at every turn easily instead of nearly breaking her neck and almost dying like last time.
But the person listening didn’t think along those lines.
Dongfang Wanyu gazed into her soulful eyes and murmured softly, “Is that what you really think?”
“Of course.” She nodded without thinking.
“In that case, I’ll go speak to Situ Hao and we’ll take a look at it together tomorrow.”
Dongfang Wanyu stood up abruptly.
The three of them walked out of the inn when it was still dawn.
Dongfang Minghui watched them walk towards Death Valley, taking the same route she had taken when she had snuck out that day. But this time, Situ Hao and Dongfang Wanyu didn’t go to that cave.
She couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief, she now had a shadow in her heart when she saw the skeleton soldiers.
When Dongfang Wanyu saw that she looked different, she slowed down her pace for a moment and asked, “Are you tired of walking?”
She shook her head, “Seventh sister, I’m not tired yet. It’s just that I’m afraid of seeing those skeleton soldiers, do you think someone in Death Valley is ordering them to spy on us? Otherwise, why would we get attacked by the skeleton soldiers on the first day we arrived?”
Dongfang Wanyu saw from the leftover traces in the cave earlier that the skeleton soldiers were indeed controlled, and there were different levels of Bone Soldiers. The bone soldiers they had encountered at the inn before were probably intermediate level bone soldiers as it could use some abilities.
However, they had been dealt with by Situ Hao.
Dongfang Wanyu felt it was a pity, by erasing their undead marks, they could actually be made to obey orders again, and it would be a help in future battles.
“Maybe, but they’re in the dark and we’re in the light, so we might as well wait and see what happens.” Dongfang Wanyu smiled, “Don’t worry, Sister Seventh will be close by guarding you from now on!”
Dongfang Minghui’s rolled her eyes, but the smile on her face couldn’t be hidden by any means, she smiled like a little fox, wondering what the Female Protagonist was thinking.
But the words she said did make her feel good inside.
“Ugh, what are you sisters secretly talking about back there? Let me hear it too.” Situ Hao wondered why they were slowing down as he walked.
Dongfang Minghui glared at him, “I’m saying you’re particularly good at flirting with girls.”
Once Situ Hao heard this, he immediately refused to accept it, “Alas, alas, little Minghui, you can eat indiscriminately, but words can’t be said indiscriminately, what if I meet a girl I like in the future? If you say that to her wouldn’t she run away?”
“Hahaha, you deserve it if she ran away who made you be so shameless hmph!”
Situ Hao saw this and immediately begged for forgiveness, “My little aunt, I was wrong, if I offended you before please forgive me.”
“Okay, you guys stop it.” Dongfang Wanyu felt a bit uncomfortable when she saw the two of them laughing, she reminded, “Situ Hao. You’ve walked through here before, how far is it to that place.”
Situ Hao immediately turned serious, “Just around the mountain and we’ll find a spot in the middle of the mountain that can accommodate a single person. I entered before and felt spiritual energy coming out of it.”
As soon as Dongfang Minghui heard this, she immediately interrupted, “No way, I heard from the dean that the reason the Love Flower blooms beautifully is that it’s watered by blood. If it grows in the mountains…it doesn’t fit that description.”
Situ Hao teased, “You seem to forget that when the Love Flower blooms its spirit sense opens up, I think it’s in hiding.”
“Forget who’s right and who’s wrong for now, let’s go over and take a look.”
The three of them immediately climbed over the mountain and headed towards the location indicated by Situ Hao.
The cave entrance was in the centre of the mountain and it was still very difficult to climb up, Dongfang Wanyu saw this and directly hugged Dongfang Minghui’s waist then flew up towards that cave entrance.
Halfway up, she threw out her long whip, the end of which was fastened to the top of the cave. She held Dongfang Minghui in her arms and set her down, “You climb in a bit first and wait for me here.”
After saying that and carrying Situ Hao, the hole could accommodate a person about the size of a girl, a man like Situ Hao had to bend down to squeeze in.
It was only then that Dongfang Wanyu put away her long whip and bent down to get in as well.
“Situ Hao, this place is so small, if there’s a dangerous beast of some sort in front of us, we won’t even have time to escape.” Dongfang Minghui started cowering again.
Situ Hao was dumbfounded by her words, thinking, “How could we encounter such a coincidence.
But the hole was indeed very narrow and not good for them.
Dongfang Wanyu also felt that she had made a fatal mistake, “Why don’t we exit first.”
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