Zhu Maolin later proposed to Hou Chen Yuhan to stroll outside. After all, he took leave today already.
He came over with two bottles of water and handed Hou Chen Yuhan a bottle. He was still over courteous as he always was at home, even more polite than when he and her first met.
It was just that there was no more racing heartbeat.
She seemingly did not know why her husband would appear at this place – a place he rarely visited. Hou Chen Yuhan remained silent.
No matter the topic she brought up, the vibe would eventually turn cold. It was better off not to say anything. At least, there was still some tacit understanding retained after interacting with each other for a long time.
Probably the tacit understanding was still there.
“How about?” / “How about?”
“You should speak first?” / “You should speak first?”
“That…” / “How about…”
Then, he averted his gaze and continued walking as if he had no more courage to speak about the future. Zhu Maolin still felt guilty.
He stopped, and Hou Chen Yuhan subconsciously took a few steps forward. His time seemed to have stopped while her time was flowing.
He looked at her back and finally decided to stop his time once and for all and let her time flow, “Let’s divorce.”
Hou Chen Yuhan trembled slightly. She did not stop nor looked back as if she didn’t hear it. She just walked forward. She had no response in the end, and she disappeared into this cemetery.
Zhu Maolin stared at the place where she disappeared and silently exclaimed in his heart: After all, you are still young.
How could he deprive her of her rights as a woman and even love?
Soon after, Zhu Maolin also left the cemetery. He did not go back to the company and was even more reluctant to go back to that home. Just like that, he drove a car and circled endlessly on the highway.
Even if he finally said this sentence, she didn’t feel any relief.
A cloudy day with no wind.
The cloudy and windless weather was a bit dull, especially in winter. It gave off an uncomfortable feeling.
Probably, something was pressing on her heart. She just stared at the gray sky.
Yin Greedy Wolf still didn’t have any response. When she woke up today, there was still no response.
Sure enough, it was because of severe injury. Of course, it was also because of the death of two Greedy Wolf Clan warriors. He could not absorb the vitality of the other two Wolf Warriors prepared beforehand for sacrifice, rendering him failed in activating the Yin Greedy Wolf’s power. In the end, he arrived at such a situation.
The demon beast, who claimed to be Windchaser, hid aside. He quietly looked at her. The moment she woke up, the first thing she saw was the little demon beast who took her here.
After putting down a set of clothes, he hid directly as if frightened and then sneaked a few peaks. Is this guy younger than fifty years old?
She could vaguely sense the little demon beast was not strong. She felt a strange sense of intimacy toward it.
Such a common coyote demon beast, what gave her this weird feeling?
“Come here, don’t hide.” She shook her head and shouted toward where Windchaser was hiding.
After a while, Windchaser walked out stiffly. His stiff movement was as though there was a lot of glue on the body. She smiled subconsciously.
Due to her injury, she failed to maintain her human form. She smiled in the appearance of a female beast.
“My name is Zixing.”
After all, since he was the lifesaver, there was no reason for her not to tell Windchaser her name.
“Miss Zixing! Hello! I’m Windchaser!” Windchaser straightened his chest, hands clinging to each other, like a soldier standing guard. However, his line of sight was in the distant sky. He did not dare to face Zixing in front of him.
“Didn’t you introduce yourself before?” Zixing smiled. Windchaser’s attitude reminded her of the children on the plateau who had always admired her. They were so reserved, for fear that they would misbehave and missed the sight of her.
“Ah… Is it?” Windchaser scratched his head awkwardly.
He did get into contact with female demon beasts. Other than that, Nini, whom he often played together, was a cat demon beast. Nini loved to stick with Cheese. When Windchaser and Nini played, he wasn’t so reserved.
Windchased couldn’t help with his racing heart. He would sneak a few glances at her sakura lips and purple pupils.
“How long have you stayed in this city?” Zixing looked at Windchaser, feeling that the child was still too nervous, “What about your parents? Why do they live in such a place?”
“My parents are gone.” Windchaser’s nervous state disappeared immediately, appearing a little lonely.
After the loneliness, he soon regained his spirits and wiped his nose, “But, I have a group of great friends. They are all my family, who are worthy of my life and protection.”
Zixing looked at Windchaser yearningly.
“What about you? Where is your family?” Windchaser sat cross-legged on the ground, looking up at Zixing sitting in front of him on the simple wooden bed he had set up.
“Me?” Zixing whispered, “I don’t have parents either. But, I still have a brother.”
Windchaser didn’t know what the feeling of having brothers and sisters was, but it should be the same as how he felt toward Cheese. He thought that it might not be much worse than a blood-related brother.
Zixing held her chest at this time and coughed a few times.
Windchaser quickly stood up, “Well, do you know Master Long? I think your injury will not heal in a while. How about I send you to Master Long? She will be able to heal you. However, Master Long doesn’t seem to be here recently. Fear not, there is Long Er now. She is Master Turtle’s disciple. She should be great at medicine too!”
Zixing did not know who Long Er was. She just looked at Windchaser and frowned, “Are you familiar with that master?”
The master who reigns over the demon beast clan befriends with the most common little coyote?
“Nothing.” Windchaser scratched his head and said, “Master Long treats us well, especially those of us who are not fully grown up. Well, usually, everyone likes to go to Master Long’s hospital. Even if it’s not for treatment, they’ll be there for chatter. Master Long is kind deep down her heart, but just a bit harsh with her tongue. Um, she has a foul hobby.”
“Really.” Zixing nodded.
She had never seen the Master Long of the demon beast clan. The plateau was a bitter cold place. Very few demon beasts from Divine Land were willing to visit that place.
Zi Xing might not meet Master Long, but she heard of Master Long. For Zixing, Master Long was always rich in color, but she didn’t expect to hear Windchaser’s comments. She would be an approachable adult.
“So?” Windchaser asked, “I didn’t know what happened to you before, so I didn’t dare to take you there for fear that something would happen, but there should be no problem now.”
Zixing looked at Windchaser and said nonchalantly. “Then, are you not afraid that I am the kind of bad demon beast?”
Windchaser was startled and said thoughtfully, “I don’t know why but I can sense that you won’t hurt me and you can’t hurt me. So, there should be no problem.”
Naturally, it won’t hurt you. You save my life, after all. But, are you sure I can’t hurt you? Zixing was a little amused. Probably the serious injury made this little demon beast feel that she was also a little demon beast.
“Thank you for your kindness.” Zixing shook her head, “It’s just that I can take care of myself with only this injury, so let’s not bother that master.”
“I see…” Windchaser was slightly disappointed and then said, “Then, what can I do for you?”
Zixing thought for a while, then suddenly said, “In that case, can you help me find some medicinal materials? You should be able to find them in ordinary Chinese medicine stores, as long as they are not counterfeit products.”
“No problem!” Windchaser patted his chest and stood up, “I’m going now!”
As he said, he jumped up to the railing of the rooftop. When he was about to leave the place, Zixing hurriedly shouted at this moment, “Wait, I didn’t tell you what medicinal materials I want!”
“Huh?” Windchaser was taken aback.
Then, he misstepped and fell…
Zixing subconsciously got up, worried. But, she saw that Windchaser held the fence with one hand and then climbed back up with a hint of fear. He was just mumbling for his safe escape.
Zixing covered her lips and laughed softly, thinking that this little demon beast was amusing.
She’s so beautiful. Windchaser was stupefied.
Cloudy with no wind, but it seemed not that bad.
I wish I could stay here forever.
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