Xiao Xi thought of Zi Yi on the peak of the Snow Mountain, gritted her teeth and stepped forward toward the Snow Mountain.
A foot into the white snow and she immediately felt the bitter cold. It was colder than the day she carried the firewood up the Snow Mountain.
The tiredness that day made her body numb; but today, her head was clearer after she woke up. The cold feeling started becoming stronger.
Xiao Xi squeezed her palms and continued walking forward. Before she could take two steps, a robe covered her shoulders. The robe blocked the cold and she was not as cold as before. She turned her head and looked straight into Nan Gongyin’s dark eyes.
He walked up to her, and helped her to wear a cape. He then pulled it together and tied a knot.
Xiao Xi was a bit surprised. She looked at Nan Gongyin’s serious yet peerless face and moved her little mouth, “Nan Gongyin, thank you.”
Apart from thanking him, Xiao Xi didn’t know what to say?
Nan Gongyin looked at Xiao Xi for a moment and sighed slightly. His breath turned into white mist in the cold air. His fingers grabbed her small hand in the robe and said lightly, “Let’s go! I’ll accompany you to go up.”
Xiao Xi looked at Nan Gongyin in surprise. He was going to accompany her?
“If you’re not going to start walking, I’m going to take this robe back.”
Nan Gongyin took a step forward and said it without looking back.
Xiao Xi shivered because of Nan Gongyin’s words. Is he joking? Without this robe, she would most likely die frozen on the Snow Mountain. Not only that, the last time she carried the firewood up, she nearly froze to death no?
Xiao Xi moved forward and followed Nan Gongyin. Thinking of Nan Gongyin’s body, she was still worried, “Nan Gongyin, your body is still not recovered fully. If you’re going to go up Snow Mountain, you might get a cold. Why don’t you go down…”
At the same time, Nan Gongyin turned around to look at her. Before Xiao Xi could finish her sentence that was stuck at her throat, she heard Nan Gongyin’s voice.
“I’ll follow you up, it’s better than going up to collect your dead body.”
Xiao Xi said nothing and continued to move forward. She suddenly found out that Nan Gongyin was no longer the gentle and elegant Prince of Northern Ling.
After walking for a long time, Xiao Xi was hungry and her stomach started to growl. She swallowed her saliva and hoped for something to eat.
Suddenly, a piece of cake appeared in front of Xiao Xi’s and her eyes brightened. She took the cake from Nan Gongyin’s hand and stuffed it into her mouth. She thought the cake would be so hard her teeth felt like it would fall off; she never expected that the pastry was soft. It was as if the cake had Nan Gongyin’s fingers warmth. It tasted delicious.
Xiao Xi finished eating, and looked at Nan Gongyin’s side face, “Umm, do you still have any cakes?”
Nan Gongyin glanced at Xiao Xi and offered her another piece of cake.
Xiao Xi grinned, received it from him and stuffed it into her mouth. She ate and spoke at the same time, “Nan Gongyin, this cake is so soft. How did you do it?”
The pancake she brought to the Snow Mountain can only be eaten as a popsicle.
“I kept it in my hand until I gave it to you.”
Xiao Xi’s eyes widened in surprise. Why didn’t she notice the cake in his palm?
Xiao Xi’s heart shuddered inexplicably after she found out the cake was warmed in his palms.
This feeling was unexplainable.
When Nan Gongyin and Xiao Xi reached the top of the Snow Mountain, it was already night time. The moon was hung high up in the sky and the wind was biting cold.
The pit she dug before had been filled with snow while the bundle of firewood was buried in the snow.
Xiao Xi’s pulled her small hand out of Nan Gongyin’s palm and ran to the location where the firewood was buried. She squatted down and used her hands to dig it out.
Nan Gongyin looked at the ice seal. His eyes darkened but he couldn’t see anything. He looked down and frowned upon seeing the little girl digging snow.
Xiao Xi dug hard at the snow and saw another pair of hands joining her in the work of snow digging. She looked up and saw Nan Gongyin.
“Accompanying me up here is already exhausting to you, go and take a rest! I have no problem digging this alone.”
Suddenly, Nan Gongyin grabbed her small hand and took it out from the snow. He placed it in front of her eyes, “You almost lost your hands.”
Nan Gongyin wiped off the snow off her hands with his sleeve, took out a pair of fur gloves and helped Xiao Xi to put it on.
“Move aside. Leave this to me!”
“How can this be? You have helped me a lot, I can’t let you…”
“You want to go down the mountain now?”
Nan Gongyin looked at Xiao Xi coldly as if he was not joking with Xiao Xi.
Xiao Xi frowned and she wanted to continue saying something? Suddenly, a gush of air striked her and she was immobilized. Unable to move, she could only look at Nan Gongyin bending his body to dig snow…
Not far away in the distance, An Ye saw Nan Gongyin bending his superior body to dig snow and clenched his fingers tightly together.
Just to get Xiao Xi’s heart, why should the lord do this?
If he could, he really wanted to just walk over, carry Xiao Xi on his shoulders, and bring her back to Northern Ling. This way, the lord does not have to be digging snow, doing things even servants are unwilling to do.
But deep down, An Ye knew he couldn’t. Xiao Xi is a very important existence for Nan Gongyin, and he must not ruin the lord’s plan.
About an hour later.
Nan Gongyin dug out the firewood. The snow did not wet the firewood; it could still be used to start a fire.
Nan Gongyin took out a flint stone from his waist. When he was about to ignite a fire, he saw Xiao Xi blinking at him. He raised his eyebrows and smiled slightly.
Nan Gongyin walked towards Xiao Xi, touched her body twice to unlock her acupuncture points.
“You can’t ignite like this. There is cold wind around here. It’s not suitable for the combustion of firewood and the burning would not last long.”
To melt the entire ice seal surrounding Zi Yi, she must ensure that these firewood would burn at the slowest speed.
Nan Gongyin kept the flintstone upon hearing her words. He then clicked on Xiao Xi’s acupoint again.
An Ye felt like killing Xiao Xi this time round. Did this stupid girl not see the masters’ hands freeze till it’s already frozen? She is not even concerned about him to even say such words. Does she still want master to continue digging the snow pit?
Nan Gongyin squatted down again to continue digging the pit. Approximately two hours later, he managed to dig out the snow pit Xiao Xi dug before and placed the firewood into it. He straightened his body but he could not balance himself and his face was pale white
He nearly fell.
Upon seeing this, An Ye’s heart tightened. He moved forward but retreated after seeing Nan Gongyin looking at him coldly. Gritting his teeth, he clenched his fingers so hard until his palms bled.
When Xiao Xi’s acupoint was unlocked, she immediately hurried to support him and asked him nervously, “Are you ok?”
Nan Gongyin let out a faint smile, “If anything had happened to me, would you be sad?”
Xiao Xi looked at Nan Gongyin’s dark eyes and she felt her soul getting absorbed in it. She nodded her head and said, “Yes.”
Xiao Xi nearly bit her tongue after she finished speaking. What happened to her? Why did she say such a thing to Nan Gongyin? Although there is nothing wrong, but to say it out now is as if she has taken a liking to Nan Gongyin.
Surprise appeared in Nan Gongyin’s eyes. He smiled and said, “I know you will be sad. To die for you here is definitely worth it.”
An Ye squeezed his fingers tightly and his eyes flashed cold. If the master dies here, he will definitely kill Xiao Xi to bury her together with the master.
Such ambiguous words made Xiao Xi blush.
“Let’s start the fire!”
Nan Gongyin did not ask anything else, and Xiao Xi did not want to give an explanation. The two of them had a mutual understanding on this.
Nan Gongyin took out the flint stone from his waist again and lit the firewood on fire. It was the only warm light on the cold Snow Mountain.
Xiao Xi watched the firewood burning and waited for a while. She then picked up a thick trunk that was burning, walked behind Zi Yi and directed the fire towards the ice seal surrounding him. The ice gradually melted and Xiao Xi felt a burst of excitement seeing this situation..
She knew it would work.
Nan Gongyin’s eyes darken when he saw Xiao Xi’s movement and expression. Deep in thought, he saw Xiao Xi looking at him and his eyes went back to normal. He smiled, “You’ve worked so hard until you nearly died just to melt this ice?”
Xiao Xi nodded her head guiltily, “Can’t I?”
Although she knows speaking this way is willful, but now, she would rather be perceived as someone who is willful in Nan Gongyin’s eyes than to have Zi Yi’s secret found out by him.
“Sure you can.”
Fortunately, Nan Gongyin did not ask many questions.
Xiao Xi saw Nan Gongyin pick up a burning trunk and stood in front of Zi Yi to help melt the ice. Xiao Xi blinked and was thrilled. This way, master can be saved even faster now.
An hour later, the ice in front of Nan Gongyin melted so much the fire was about to burn Zi Yi’s face. Xiao Xi startled upon seeing the situation, ran over and grabbed Nan Gongyin’s wrist.
“Stop burning it.”
Nan Gongyin looked at Xiao Xi strangely.
“The ice has not even melted completely, why should I stop burning it?”
Xiao Xi’s mind started spinning and suddenly pointed at Zi Yi’s leg, “Look, the ice up there is nearly melted completely but the ice here is still so thick. Nan Gongyin, why don’t you melt here instead! We should let the ice melt evenly.”
Nan Gongyin glanced at Xiao Xi who was a little nervous. He said nothing and moved the fire. The ice on Zi Yi’s legs started to melt.
Xiao Xi was relieved. Her fingers felt like it was burned and she threw the fire in her hand. The torch on the floor has already been burned to a small bit. She patted herself on the chest, walked to the snow pit and picked up another torch.
Two hours later, the ice on Ziyi’s body nearly melted completely, but… Zi Yi’s closed eyes did not open. His eyelashes did not even tremble.
Xiao Xi, a torch in her hand, stood in front of Zi Yi. Looking at the face exactly the same as Feng Lingran, she suddenly felt a little uncomfortable. Feng Lingran has cold blight in her body, which acts up from time to time. Master is now sealed on the peak of the Snow Mountain. Feng Lingran and master have some similarities in some aspects. Both are afraid of… the cold.
Xiao Xi’s gaze fell on the spiritual grass Zi Yi’s hand.
Since he was afraid of the cold, why did the master come all the way to the peak of the Snow Mountain to collect the spiritual grass for her?
Actually, even if there was no spiritual grass…worse comes to worst she would change to be a fox…
Behind her, a chest stuck to her. Nan Gongyin hugged her from behind and clasped his hands around her underbelly.,
“Xi’er, the ice is already melted. Let’s go down now!”
His thin white lips pressed against her ears, exhaling a warm breath.
At that moment…
Zi Yi suddenly opened his eyes.