Xiao Xi did not expect Nan Gongyin to hug her from behind. His warm breath breathed on her earlobe and she felt herself getting numb. She instinctively shrunk her neck and her earlobe unintentionally touched his lips. A blush started to climb up her ears.
“Nan Gongyin, don’t…” Xiao Xi’s small hand grabbed his fingers around her underbelly and wanted to pull it aside to escape from his arms.
Who knew that his fingers would move to grab her small hand instead and fixed it in front of her belly.
Xiao Xi’s heart trembled and her heartbeat started to accelerate arrhythmically. In the midst of panic, she saw the pair of eyes that were wide open looking at her and Nan Gongyin at that moment.
He woke up?
Xiao Xi was overjoyed when she saw that Zi Yi was awake.
“My little apprentice, I should be happy to see you when I open my eyes, but the guy behind you is making me uncomfortable! Is he trying to steal my apprentice?”
Zi Yi’s eyes flashed across a dark light. He smiled wickedly and moved his fingers slightly.
Xiao Xi was suddenly shocked as if she was knocked on her head. She was now completely awake.
This face was too similar to Feng Lingran’s. When he looked at her, it was as if Feng Lingran was looking at her. At that moment, Xiao Xi pulled Nan Gongyin’s hands with force and left his arms.
Nan Gongyin was a little bit confused. She was okay just now, why did she suddenly pull him apart? Nan Gongyin’s fingers were pulled by Xiao Xi so hard it became reddish. He looked at Xiao Zi confused and saw her face full of panic with her looking around frantically. He frowned.
Nan Gongyin’s dark eyes flashed into contemplation. What was it that made her suddenly change so much suddenly?
“Nan Gongyin, thank you for today. If I have a chance, I’ll repay you in the future. I still have something to do here. The peak of the Snow Mountain is cold, why don’t you go down first!”
Zi Yi looked down and glanced at Xiao Xi standing next to him with a smile on his lips. His apprentice is so nervous. She’s afraid of him having any misunderstanding?
An Ye’s palm was pierced red and the blood condensed to ice. He looked at Xiao Xi coldly, and his black eyes were full of anger. She really has no heart. For her, the master endured the severe cold of the Snow Mountain and bent his honorable body to do things even servants won’t do. Now that her thing is done, she’s chasing the master away?
What a treacherous fox without any consciousness.
Nan Gongyin looked at Xiao Xi blankly for a moment. His eyes, as cold as the moon started to dim, “Xi’er, you and I made things so clear. Do you think I, a prince, will cling on to you?”
Xiao Xi shook her head quickly, “No, that’s not what I meant.”
She was unable to talk about Zi Yi to Nan Gongyin. Now that Zi Yi is awake, she could not get along with Nan Gongyin as how she used to after looking at Zi Yi’s face who was so similar to Feng Lingran. She knew it was wrong between her and Nan Gongyin, but she did not know why it was as if she lost resistance every time she and Nan Gongyin got close. Sometimes, she was even lost in his devouring eyes.
She is not a flirt, and she never thought of being together with Nan Gongyin.
He is the crown prince of Nanling, the future king and inevitably will have a harem in the future. She is unwilling to compete with other women just to receive his love. Perhaps because of this, Feng Lingran is much better than Nan Gongyin.
After all, Feng Lingran has mysophobia.
Zi Yi’s gaze fell on Nan Gongyin’s disappointed peerless face. His jade mask was even removed. No wonder his little apprentice was attracted to him.
If the schemes were used on other women, Zi Yi won’t even bother, but to use it on his little apprentice… Zi Yi’s eyes turned so cold it was colder than the frosty Snow Mountain.
Nan Gongyin suddenly looked at Zi Yi’s direction. Besides Xiao Xi, there was nothing, but why did he feel like there’s a pair of cold eyes staring at him?
Doubts arised in Nan Gongyin but he turned his line of sight back to Xiao Xi’s face, “If you’re going to turn unconscious again, I won’t be coming to collect your body again.”
Nan Gongyin finished speaking and turned away without looking back.
Xiao Xi looked at the Nan Gongyin leaving. His white clothes were like snow, as if it nearly integrated with the Snow Mountain. She opened her mouth to speak, but in the end, she did not make any sound to persuade him to stay.
“Little apprentice, if you are reluctant to let him go, go and chase after him. You can still make it. After all, Nan Gongyin is a handsome man who is rarely found.and to be unable to escape from his clutches is perfectly normal.”
Zi Yi ridiculed.
Xiao Xi glared at Zi Yi. Wasn’t this all just for him? Now Zi Yi is laughing at her?
Until Nan Gongyin’s figure disappeared.
Xiao Xi said, “Master, why are you still standing here stupidly like a log? It’s cold here, let’s go down the mountain!”
Zi Yi’s eyes curved and smiled, “I’m afraid I can’t. I have been sealed for a long time and my limbs are stiff. It’ll take some time for me to recover.”
“Then I’ll help you to recover faster.”
After Xiao Xi said it, she took a torch and started using it to heat up Zi Yi’s body.
Zi Yi glared at her with his eyes wide open, “Little apprentice, you better be careful and not burn me. I only have one purple robe, if it gets burned by you, I’m afraid…”
Xiao Xi followed Zi Yi’s words and with a smile she said, “If it gets burnt, then you just go around naked then! After all, no one can see you.”
The corner of Zi Yi’s mouth twitched slightly. He almost forgot that the young girl in front of him was not a human, but a little fox.
About an hour later.
Zi Yi was able to move and stretch his arm. He twisted his neck and it let out a cracking sound. He sighed comfortably, “The feeling of being free feels so good.”
Zi Yi raised the spiritual grass in his hand and said with a smile, “Little apprentice, the spiritual grass has already been retrieved. I will concoct the Dan for you. Let’s go down the mountain.”
Xiao Xi clutched the spiritual grass in her hands. In her heart, she was overjoyed. She could finally have a stable human body without worrying about changing back into a little fox again anytime.”
Xiao Xi nodded her head hard and went down the mountain with Zi Yi.
After Xiao Xi and Zi Yi left, a woman in white dress suddenly appeared in the place Zi Yi was frozen. A face which was beautiful like no others with her dress fluttering around as if she was the fairy of the Snow Mountain.
The Snow Woman looked at the direction where Zi Yi was leaving, crestfallen.
He took her spiritual grass and was sealed by her in the ice seal. He promised her that if no one would come to save him within a year, he would stay with her on the top of the Snow Mountain forever.
It was not within her expectations that someone would save him so soon. Was the young girl Zi Yi’s apprentice? To save Zi Yi, the young girl almost died on the top of the Snow Mountain. Too bad someone rescued her when she almost died.
“Zi Yi, am I being delusional?” Snow Woman muttered to herself sadly, “For the past hundred years, you are the only one who can see me. Aren’t we suitable for each other? Why won’t you stay here? Is it because you’re afraid of the cold and dislike the Snow Mountain? It’s ok, why not I go down to find you?”
Six hours later.
Zi Yi and Xiao Xi walked through half of the snowy ground. Xiao Xi who wore a fur coat was still freezing. Zi Yi was not much better. When Xiao Xi looked up at him, she suddenly noticed that Zi Yi’s lips were pale and his face was nearly translucent. It was as if someone used a finger to touch him gently, he would turn into fragments.
Xiao Xi stretched out her hand and crossed her fingers over Zi Yi’s arms. She frowned and anxious arised from her heaarrt, “Master, why is your face so white? You’re making me scared.”
Yes, Xiao Xi was frightened. She was afraid Zi Yi would shatter into pieces on the Snow Mountain.
Zi Yi saw Xiao Xi’s worried eyes, and the corner of his lips lifted, letting out a pale smile, “Little apprenice, are you afraid that I, your master will die here in the Snow Mountain?”
Xiao Xi nodded and shook her head again. She was misty-eyed and her tears were on the verge of falling but she held back. Master is still floating here perfectly fine. She can’t cry.
“Stupid apprentice, I won’t die. I’m just a bit tired.”
“Then let’s stop and rest here. When the master is not tired anymore, we’ll continue our journey.”
Zi Yi saw tears in Xiao Xi’s eyes and his smile became paler and weaker. His soul was afraid of the cold. These few days were already his extreme. He was afriad he could no longer hold on anymore.
“Little apprentice, I’m afraid I can’t accompany you down the mountain anymore. Promise me to not get too close with Nan Gongyin. He is the Prince of Nanling. The city itself has many deep secrets with people that are over ambitious. It is not as simple looking as you think it is. If you’re going to continue staying by his side, you will definitely be injured.”
“Master, what are you talking about? I don’t understand. You said that you will help me cultivate the spiritual grass to a pill, and now you’re going back on your words? No, I won’t allow you to. Master, the Snow Mountain is cold am I right? I have a robe and I don’t feel cold at all. I’ll give you my robe.”
Xiao Xi took the robe off her body and tiptoed. She draped it on Zi Yi’s body and kept her hands up high holding to the robe hard. She knew that she must not let go. If she did, the robe would fall.
“Master, are you feeling better like this?”
Without the robe wrapping around her body, Xiao Xi could feel the cold wind piercing through her body. She was so cold she shivered and her teeth chattered.
Zi Yi turned his face to look at the freezing Xiao Xi who was determined to cover his body with the robe. He felt moved. If he could, he really wanted to embrace her shivering body into his arms, but he knew, he was unable to hug her unless it was in her dream. .
Zi Yi said distressly, “Little apprentice, faster cover the robe on your body. It does not have any effect on me.”
Xiao Xi, with teary eyes, shook her head.
“No, if master dies on the Snow Mountain, I too do not want to live alone.”
Surprise flashed across Zi Yi’s eyes but it soon went back to normal. He understood the young girl’s good intention. It was not that she could not live without him; but she was wishing he would continue living on persistently…
“Little apprentice, your words really touched me. Ok then, if I die, why not you be a ghost bride and marry me!”
“…” Xiao Xi.
A moment later.
No matter what Zi Yi said, Xiao Xi refused to take away the robe. Looking at her cold pale face, Zi Yi found out for the first time that the young girl was stubborn. She was not like a fox, but more like a stubborn donkey.
Zi Yi sighed and said quietly, “Little apprentice, I just want to borrow your body for a while to rest. You don’t have to act like it’s the end of the world.”