“There’s fire there, let’s go and check it out.”
In the distance, a subtle voice came and it was heard clearly by the man. He got up, put on the bloody robe, and put out the fire with a kick. He grabbed Xiao Xi’s arm, put her on his back, and their figures disappeared very quickly on the spot.
Ling Er was sleeping soundly beside Xiao Xi when it felt a strange wind passing by. It immediately opened its eyes and saw the man carrying Xiao Xi. Ling Er woke up instantly and followed behind the man.
Xiao Xi opened her eyes in a daze. Did an earthquake happen? Why do I feel that the earth is shaking? Soon, she smelled a strong bloody smell. She saw the back of the man and she woke up completely. It isn’t an earthquake, but someone is running away while carrying her on his back.
“What happened?” Xiao Xi couldn’t stand the bloody smell of the man. She patted the man’s shoulder and said, “Let me down. The bloody smell on your body is too strong. Don’t let your wound open again.”
“Someone found us.” Leng Yan frowned and did not put down the young beautiful man on his back. He continued, “You’re not as familiar with the terrain here as me. Young Hero, don’t move when you’re on my back, then my wound won’t open.”
Once Xiao Xi heard that, she laid quietly on his back. She also did not wish to be found. After all, she was with the man now. If she were to be caught, she would be treated as an accomplice and be killed.
About half an hour later.
Leng Yan carried Xiao Xi on his back to a cave and put Xiao Xi down. Leng Yan sat on the ground, his forehead was covered with cold sweat, panting heavily.
“Are you okay?”
The cave was very dark. Xiao Xi couldn’t see Leng Yan’s expression but she could hear from his panting voice that his current situation wasn’t good.
When Leng Yan finished speaking, he heard the sound of soldiers searching from a distance outside the cave, and his gaze turned gloomy.
“Maybe they will search around here soon. Young Hero, are you afraid?”
But fear doesn’t look good with Young Hero.
Xiao Xi said, “Worse comes to worst, I’ll just die. What is that to fear?”
Leng Yan’s dark eyes lit up in admiration.
“Young Hero is so courageous. If we escape this tonight, I will consider you as my brother.”
Xiao Xi twitched her mouth slightly. Forget about becoming sworn brother; after tonight, let’s go our separate ways!
“Young Hero, what’s your name?”
“Xiao Xi, formidable person’s Xiao, stream of water’s Xi.”
What a good name! Xiao Xi – very Tyrant!
Xiao Xi was revelled in for a while. She suddenly felt that the name Xiao Xi had the character of Young Hero.
“Brother Xiao.” Leng Yan muttered Xiao Xi’s name in his heart.
“Brother Leng, why are you being chased by the soldiers here? I heard that the general of the Northern Ling Dynasty and the regent of the Eastern Jin Dynasty is attacking Kyushu City. Which side are you from?”
Suddenly, there was some chill in the cave. The cold air seemed to radiate from Leng Yan.
Xiao Xi was a little surprised that Leng Yan was angry.
Ling Er jumped into Xiao Xi’s arms, her fluffy tail wagged, and her head buried in the white hair on her back. She continued to sleep.
“Brother Leng, if you don’t want to answer, you don’t need to answer.”
Xiao Xi gave Leng Yan a way out to avoid the awkwardness in the cave.
“I’m not from anyone’s side.” Leng Yan calmed down the cold air radiated by him and continued, “I’m from Kyushu City.”
He is from Kyushu City?
Seeing that Leng Yan was unwilling to continue, Xiao Xi did not continue to ask more.
After a while, the soldiers searched outside the cave.
“Look, there is a cave here. Maybe Young Master Leng is hiding in this cave.”
“Go in and search.”
Leng Yan, who had a solemn expression, squeezed his fingers tightly. He thought of the young man behind him, lowered his voice, and said with a subtle voice that only two people could hear, “Don’t make any noise in the cave. I will lead them away.”
Xiao Xi grabbed Leng Yan’s arm, and a deep sound akin to bear came from his mouth, “Ow!”
The soldier who had just stepped into the cave heard the sound of animals inside, his legs trembled, and he was afraid to go forward.
“Will there be a black bear in this cave?”
“I think it’s possible.”
The sound of the “bear” was getting closer and closer. The two soldiers were frightened and ran away.
“Why did you two come out?” asked the soldier outside.
“There are black bears inside.”
“Yeah! We heard the roar of the blind bear firsthand! Young Master Leng shouldn’t be there. Even if he went in, he would most likely become the black bear’s food by now.”
After a while, the soldiers left the cave.
Leng Yan smiled and said, “Brother Xiao, I didn’t expect that you also know vocal mimicry.”
Xiao Xi chuckled and said, “It’s an insignificant talent, not worth mentioning.” She thought for a while and bragged, “If you weren’t so badly injured, I would have gone out and killed them all.”
“Young Hero is really amazing.”
“Hehe… it’s nothing. Third in the underworld.”
The next day; it was bright.
Xiao Xi and Leng Yan rested in the cave all night. Xiao Xi was still in good spirits and Leng Yan also recovered some physical strength.
“Brother Xiao, I said before that if we escaped last night, I would consider you as a brother.”
“Ugh… This… I still think…”
Before Xiao Xi finished speaking, Leng Yan grabbed her hand. He bit her middle finger. The nerves of the fingerprint are connected to the heart, so Xiao Xi snorted in pain.
“Why did you bite me?”
As if Leng Yan didn’t hear Xiao Xi’s voice, he bit his own middle finger again, and the blood flowed out instantly. He made a glass cup appear out of nowhere and squeezed the blood of both their middle fingers into the glass cup. In a moment, the red blood rose in the glass cup, and it became more than half a cup. It was not all of Leng Yan and Xiao Xi’s blood, the bottom of the glass produced water.
Leng Yan took the first sip and passed the glass to Xiao Xi.
Xiao Xi held the finger bitten by Leng Yan and frowned at the glass cup handed by Leng Yan.
“Can I not drink it?”
Leng Yan was from Kyushu City and Feng Lingran led the troops to attack Kyushu City. If he knew that she was on Feng Lingran’s side, would he still consider her as his brother? Maybe he would even have the intention to kill her.
“No,” Leng Yan immediately refused.
Xiao Xi thought for a while, looked at Leng Yan, and said, “The soldier who searched last night called you Young Master Leng. Leng Yan, who are you?”
Leng Yan calmed down for a moment and said, “I am the eldest son of the Lord of Kyushu City. Now that Kyushu City has been breached, they want to catch me and have me hand over the Kyushu Order. Brother Xiao, if you are afraid that I will affect you, you don’t need to drink this glass of blood!”
It turns out that Leng Yan is the young master of Kyushu City, no wonder he is hunted down.
Xiao Xi’s eyes flashed and she said, “Yes, I’m afraid you’ll drag me into this, so let’s stop here.”
Just said it! Xiao Xi turned and left.
She was not really afraid that Leng Yan would drag her into this, but Leng Yan and Feng Lingran were enemies, and Leng Yan would not become her friend.
Leng Yan looked at Xiao Xi’s shadow as she left, frowning. After last night, he knew that Xi Xi was not afraid of death. Is she unwilling to join a brotherhood with me because Kyushu City is breached and because of my title as Kyushu City’s young master?
Xiao Xi stamped her feet and turned around. Leng Yan felt a joy in his heart. The hand holding the glass was shaking.
“Leng Yan, my sister’s husband is a soldier of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. My sister is about to go into labor and she misses her husband in particular. Can you tell me the current situation in Kyushu City?”
Here, she only knew Leng Yan. The purpose of saving him was also to learn about Feng Lingran’s situation. Now that Leng Yan was the young master of Kyushu City, Xiao Xi thought about it. She had to tell a little lie to get the information she needed from Leng Yan’s mouth.
“Kyushu City is breached and the Eastern Jin Dynasty is fighting fiercely with the Northern Ling Dynasty. There are a lot of casualties. I’m afraid this battle will not easily end. If your sister’s husband is not killed in Kyushu City, he could only return at least three months later.”
Leng Yan looked at the beautiful young man not far away. Is it because she is from the Eastern Jin Dynasty and I’m from Kyushu City, so she does not want to be sworn brother with me?
He didn’t care about this trivial matter. The Eastern Jin Dynasty was a state’s affairs. Leng Yan would not involve Xiao Xi into state affairs.
“Three months?” Xiao Xi muttered to herself, and asked, “I heard that the regent of the Eastern Jin Dynasty was struck by poison arrows. Is this true?”
Dark light flashed through Leng Yan’s eyes. Of course it was true, he shot the arrow.
“It’s true, Feng Lingran will die soon.”
Xiao Xi’s heart seemed to be twisted fiercely. She blurted out, “You’re talking nonsense. There is a medic near Feng Lingran and he is the Eastern Jin Dynasty’s God of War. He will not die so easily.”
Leng Yan saw that Xiao Xi was particularly emotional and remembered that her brother-in-law was a soldier of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. As soon as Feng Lingran died, Xiao Xi’s brother-in-law would become a captive in Northern Ling; his fate was most likely to be killed. So he thought that he understood Xiao Xi’s mood now.
“The arrow that shot Feng Lingran has soaked in the world’s most poisonous. Even miracle-working doctors can’t heal it, let alone a medic.”
“Why do you know so well?”
Leng Yan saw Xiao Xi’s cold gaze and his heart tightened. After a moment, he said, “I shot the poison arrow.”
Xiao Xi frowned and clenched her fist. She wanted to punch Leng Yan and kill him.
“I really regret saving your life.”
After Xiao Xi finished, she turned away without looking back.
Leng Yan was a little annoyed. Knowing that her brother-in-law is a soldier of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, why did I mention the poison arrow? Now Xiao Xi most likely hates me.
The day passed by in an instant, Xiao Xi took advantage of the night and slipped into Kyushu City.
“Ling Er, it’s up to you to find Feng Lingran now. Take me there!”
Xiao Xi touched Ling Er’s fluffy head and saw it running in a certain direction. Xiao Xi hurried to follow.
After about an hour.
Xiao Xi glanced at the clear lake in front of her and looked at the emerald green that was indistinguishable from Kyushu City.
“Ling Er, why did you bring me here? Feng Lingran isn’t here!”
Ling Er climbed up a large tree by the lake, and waved its claws to Xiao Xi.
Xiao Xi frowned but climbed up the big tree. She waited, but there was nothing. Xiao Xi dozed off on the tree, and her eyes closed in a while.
A moment later.
A tall figure came over.
 The original text was “枭雄” with the pinyin of Xiao Xiong. She is using another word with the same pronunciation to dupe Leng Yan.
 The original text was “溪水” with the pinyin of Xi Shui.