Chapter 353: “As virtue rises one foot, vice rises ten”.
Water dripped onto her lips, bringing a slight chill. Lu Mingshu unconsciously opened up her mouth to conveniently allow the water into her mouth.
Her dry mouth and throat felt better as the water moisturized it a bit, and the pain decreased too. She slowly regained her consciousness and opened up her eyes.
“Ha! You are finally awake!” A robotic voice paired with a pair of lights blinked in the dark, a strange scene.
Lu Mingshu stared around her blankly for a moment, trying to register what was going on.
“Little boo?” She sounded extremely sore.
~it’s little boo, which means I am still alive.~
Lu Mingshu heaved a sigh of relief.
Darkness surrounded her, and it was so dark that she couldn’t even see her fingers. But Lu Mingshu could feel a pair of arms surrounding her, one holding on to the back of her head and the other around her waist.
It was trying to protect her. Holding on to the place that she was most vulnerable and where she was injured.
The other party did not even move in the slightest, and his breathing was so soft that she was almost unable to feel it. Because they were so close to each other, she could feel his body temperature and knew that he was alive.
“It’s so dark…..” she mumbled.
As soon as she finished, a light shone in front of her and she was instantly blinded by the light.
Due to her eyes having adapted to the darkness, Lu Mingshu couldn’t stand the brightness and shut her eyes immediately.
“Ka, master, is this enough?” Little boo’s robotic voice could be heard.
“You…..move further back.” She waved her hands
Little boo moved back.
It took her a while to get used to the light. Lu Mingshu looked around her only to see little boo standing not far away, it’s eyes were the source of light and it was holding on to a small cup. ~must be what he he used to feed me water~
She can’t help but burst out laughing. “Little Boo, I didn’t know that you were a lantern too!”
“Not just that, but little Boo can also be a cauldron.” And the next second, little Boo had already thrown the cup away and opened up his body. *Crack, crack* his body was rearranged into a small cauldron.
“What the …this is so weird!” Lu Mingshu’s jaw dropped.
~what was the Grandmaster thinking? It’s not just a torch, but a cauldron?! What do I do with a cauldron? Cook????~
“Little Boo can even turn into a…”
“Little boo,” Lu Mingshu cut it off. “We don’t need those functions yet, please turn back to normal?”
As little Boo transformed back into the bronze man it originally was, Lu Mingshu tried her best to get out of a certain person’s hug.
He was also unconscious, but his grip was so tight that Lu Mingshu had a hard time to get his arms off.
The injuries on her had been treated by the heavenly wheel. However, the basic treatment could only heal surface injuries. If Lu Mingshu wanted to fully recover, it would still take some time.
She pressed onto her chest,
“Little boo, come over here.”
Lu Mingshu checked Xie Lianzhen’s body with little boo’s eyes acting as a light.
There were two injuries on Xie Lianzhen. One on his back, deep and spanning across his back, while the other was on the back of his head, and it felt hard due to a blood clot
“Oh no…” Lu Mingshu mumbled.
If the injury on his back had affected his spine, Xie Lianzhen might be paralyzed. He already was disabled since young and had only recovered recently, ~what if….. No, there is no what ifs. No matter how huge the price, I should take care of him.~
Not only that, the injury on the back of his head was also a major issue. The human’s brain was an essential organ. Who would be able to predict the consequences of that injury? ~Furthermore, Xie Lianzhen was born with a huge number of health issues since young, and now with an additional injury…. Whatever, let’s wake him up first and see.~
The injury on his back was way more serious, and needed immediate medical attention. Lu Mingshu got on her knees and tore the clothes off his back to reveal the injury.
“Little Boo, where did you get the water from?”
“Can you get me some more, as much as possible.”
Little Boo slowly waddled out with his short limbs.
Lu Mingshu watched as he went away, light shining across the surrounding. They were now in a huge cave, little boo had squeezed out of the cave through a hole and returned after a few minutes.
It had changed into a cauldron, that was currently filled with water.
“Ka, master, water is here.”
Cleaning the wound, applying an ointment and binding up the wound was the basic procedure for treating a wound. After finishing them, Lu Mingshu sat down and heaved a sigh of relief. The injury was just skin and flesh, and his spine was not injured. ~Thank God~
As for the injury on the back of his head, it seemed to be minor, but who knows if it would affect his brain or not.
After doing so, Lu Mingshu felt dizzy. She had just recovered too, and she needed to rest.
“Little Boo, is it safe here?”
Little Boo’s eye lit up and nodded. “Ka, there is no one else here.”
“Can you watch guard? I need to rest.”
She took out the pills that she had exchanged for previously and stuffed one in Xie Lianzhen’s mouth and the other in her own. With that, she can no longer take it and fell asleep.
Lu Mingshu had a long dream. There were happy moments as well as sad moments in it. Lastly, a soft touch on her face woke her up.
A pair of shining eyes met hers.
“What are you doing?”
“Nothing.” Xie Lianzhen kept his hands and smiled. Lu Mingshu tried to sit up but winced in pain, and Xie Lianzhen noticed it. “Are you okay?”
“Yes.” She reached out to push him away, who was trying to help her up away but accidentally tore his clothes.
When they fell, Xie Lianzhen’s clothes were already torn. In order to clean his wound, Lu Mingshu tore it further and now, it was like pieces of cloth loosely hanging on Xie Lianzhen’s body that would fall off if someone touched it.
Xie Lianzhen looked down and pouted. “Well, It’s your fault.”
Lu Mingshu stared at him like she was about to skin him alive.
Xie Lianzhen smiled cheekily and scratched his head. “I am unable to move now, do you want to help me?”
“Hey!” xie Lianzhen hugged his head.
Lu Mingshu rolled her eyes and stood up, ready to walk away. But seeing his face pale white, she sighed and lowered her volume. “You have lost a lot of blood, and might have injured your brain.”
“It’s cold.” He trembled. “Cold.”
Lu Mingshu wanted to ignore him, but seeing him in pain, she pitied him and looked over at little boo. “Little boo, if you can turn into a cauldron, you can warm us up too, right?”
“Ka!” Little Boo said no more and transformed itself into a heater. It started heating the fuel in it with fire.
“As virtue rises one foot, vice rises ten”.
Xie Lianzhen could only concede defeat.
He slowly took out some spare clothes from his mustard seed pouch and tidied his hair. Soon, he looked clean and fresh, like the gentleman he was.
He took out a towel and started cleaning the blood stains on him while grumbling. “Where are we? How can that idiot manage to land himself into this state and not protect you? Useless.”