So, Le Yao Yao ran after Du Gu. She only managed to take a few steps before she witnessed Du Gu falling off the cliff…
“No!!!!” Le Yao Yao only had enough time to scream out one word. She flew as fast as she could to catch him.
At this moment, Leng Jun Yu could feel himself falling off the cliff. He had no more energy left in him. He could feel the tortuous pain coming up from his heart. His poison had activated.
Bai was right. He didn’t have long to live.
He wasn’t afraid of death. After all, he had always lived life on the edge. It wasn’t until he met Yao Yao that he wanted to live longer.
Because, he could only stay by her side if he was alive.
But things never go the way he wants. When he didn’t care about his life, he lived well. Now that he wants to live, he couldn’t beat God’s will.
Just as Leng Jun Yu was prepared to be swept away by the river, an arm seized his wrist. “Hold on tight! You must not fall in!”
Although Le Yao Yao was no longer the weak maiden she once was, she could not handle a man’s weight. Not to mention, the cliff was dangerously steep.
But, if her hand slips, Du Gu will be swept away by the heavy currents! Furthermore, there were so many sharp rocks. Even if he managed not to drown, he will probably be severely injured.
At that moment, a gush of strong wind blew off Du Gu’s black conical hat. Le Yao Yao could not believe her eyes. She felt as if she had been struck by lightning.
The familiar sword brows, narrow pupils, elegant nose, and thin lips belonged to no other than –
“Yu! It’s really you!!! It’s you!!!” Le Yao Yao was stunned, emotional, and confused. But right now, she knew it was not the time to ask for clarification. Currently, the most important thing was to rescue Yu.
“Yu, hold onto my hand and leap up!” screamed Yao Yao.
But when Leng Jun Yu didn’t move, she became very anxious and depressed.
If this was the old Yu, he would be able to fly up effortlessly. He would never require her assistance!
So, it’s either that he wants to commit suicide or he’s severely injured.
Thinking of the latter, Le Yao Yao’s heart instantly tightened. She could tell that something was wrong with Yu. His facial expression looked a bit distorted. He was suffering from an injury!!
“Yu, don’t worry. I will make sure to pull you up! I promise!”
However, Le Yao Yao was a super tiny woman compared to Yu. Furthermore, she was still intoxicated. It was basically impossible for her to save Leng Jun Yu.
“Yao Yao, let go! If not, you’re going to fall down too!”
Based on his current condition, even if he survives this fall, he wouldn’t have many days left. Why cause more unnecessary pain for others?
However, Le Yao Yao thought to herself, if he’s going to die, we’ll die together!
So, Le Yao Yao gripped tighter and used all the strength that she had. She was biting on her lips so hard that they started to bleed.
Her forehead was filled with a layer of sweat. Seeing this, Leng Jun Yu’s heart ached. He yelled, “Yao Yao, let go!”
“No! I refuse! I will not let go even if I have to die!”
Gradually, Le Yao Yao was starting to slip.
She has already lost him once. She can’t lose him a second time!
“Yu, I’m begging you. C-can you please use some strength? I-I can’t hold on much longer. Please…..” Le Yao Yao began to stutter as tears streamed down her face.
“Yao Yao, just give up. I won’t be able to make it.”
“No! I’ll never give up! Do you know how hard it was to see you again? I won’t let you leave me again! Never!” Le Yao Yao hollered.
“Yao Yao, my poison has already activated. Even if you save me, I won’t have long to live. So, let go. It’s fine if I die. I don’t want you to die with me.”
“What? Poisoned? You won’t be able to live?” Le Yao Yao was bewildered. She finally understood why Yu wouldn’t reunite with her.
He was afraid she would have to watch him die. He just wanted to spend his remaining days with her…
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao’s tears rolled down like pearls. Her face was completely covered in tears.
“So, Yao Yao, please let go.”
“No! I won’t! I’ll die with you!”
“What will happen to our Xuan’er if you die too?”
Le Yao Yao felt as if a knife was stabbing her heart.
True, if she dies, what would happen to Xuan’er? He’s so little and he has already lost his daddy. If he loses his mommy, then he would be an orphan!
Le Yao Yao was indecisive. By now, she had ran out of strength.
“No, Yu….!!!!” Le Yao Yao watched as Yu fell down the cliff. She howled to the Heavens. Then, she decided to jump down too.
But just as she was about to take her step, someone seized her by the waist and brought her back to safety.
“Yao Yao, are you insane? How could you jump down???” he shouted.
Le Yao Yao lifted her teary eyes and saw a familiar face. Then, she fell into a pitch of darkness.
The darkness was like a monster’s mouth. It was very frightening. Le Yao Yao stood in the darkness by herself. She wanted to leave but she was determined to find Yu!
“Yu, where are you??? Yu, please come out!”
“Yao Yao, I’m here…!”
Le Yao Yao ran to embrace the man. But when she tried to hug him, she was only hugging air.
“What? Why is it like this?” Le Yao Yao’s eyes were filled with disbelief and shock. She stared at the man standing in front of her.
He was still there, but she couldn’t touch him. Could he be….?
“Yao Yao, forget me! I’m already dead.”
Leng Jun Yu’s face was white. His crinkled brows revealed his sadness and hopelessness.
“No! I won’t let you say that! You’re not dead! You’re not! Yu, please come back to my side! Please, don’t leave me!” cried Le Yao Yao.
“Yao Yao, I don’t have much time left. I must leave now. We’ll meet again in another life….” Leng Jun Yu’s body began floating further and further away.
“No, Yu. Noooo!!!!!”
“Yao Yao, please wake up! Yao Yao!” An anxious voice rang and took Le Yao Yao away from the darkness.
When Le Yao Yao opened her eyes, she couldn’t tell whether she was in a dream or reality. Without thinking, she seized the hand of the person next to her. “Don’t go! Don’t go!” sobbed Le Yao Yao.
“Alright. Brother will not leave. Yao Yao, please don’t be scared.”
“Brother?? It’s you?”
By now, her vision had cleared and Le Yao Yao was able to see Dongfang Bai next to her. She couldn’t hide the disappointment in her voice.
Seeing this, Dongfang Bai’s eyes couldn’t help but flicker in sadness. Then, he sighed.
“Brother, Yu isn’t dead! He didn’t die! But he fell down the cliff. We have to go find him!” Le Yao Yao quickly lifted her blanket and attempted to get up. But the moment her legs touched the ground, she had no strength to stand. She was about to collapse on the floor. Fortunately, Dongfang Bai reached out and held onto her.
“Yao Yao, you have been having a fever for the past three days! You’ve just woken up. You must rest!”
“What? I have a fever? I’ve been unconscious for three days?!” exclaimed Le Yao Yao.
“Yes, Yao Yao.”
“Then, has Yu returned? I want to see him. How is he now?”
Dongfang Bai’s face became stiff. Seeing this, Le Yao Yao felt a blast of cold air inching up from her feet to her head.
“Brother, tell me the truth. How is Yu now?” shrieked Le Yao Yao.
“Yao Yao, please calm down and listen to me.”
Dongfang Bai’s heart was aching.
“Brother, can you hurry and tell me Yu’s condition!? Have you guys found him? Is he still alive? Or….”
Le Yao Yao couldn’t complete her sentence. She was sobbing too hard.