The big black bear

Leng Jun Yu could see how devastated Le Yao Yao looked. He reached out his hand and attempted to smooth out her crinkled brows with his finger.

In a light voice, he comforted, “Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.”

“Yes, you’ll be fine! We’ll go find Sai Qi now and tell her to get rid of the spell!”

“Alright.”

Leng Jun Yu nodded and turned to Dongfang Bai and Qi Ying Ying. “Let’s split into two groups. But you guys must be careful. A lot of the beasts on the mountains had hibernated throughout the entire winter. They will devour you if you encounter them.”

“Mm. Don’t worry. You two be careful too!”

After Dongfang Bai spoke, Sai Ya commented, “My parents are not home right now. Since my sister is gone as well, I can’t leave my home unattended. As a result, I won’t be able to accompany you guys. Sorry.”

“Don’t feel bad, Sai Ya. You’ve already been a great help to us. Thank you.” Le Yao Yao sincerely replied.

When Sai Ya saw Le Yao Yao’s grateful pupils, her face turned red and stiff. “No need to thank me. Hurry back!”

“Alright.” Le Yao Yao nodded and grabbed Leng Jun Yu with her.

“Oh yeah, I have horses for you guys. It will help you guys save time.”

“Thanks for being so considerate, Sai Ya!”

So, with Sai Ya’s horses, the group swung their reins and stormed up the mountain!

—–

By the time the group arrived at the mountains, it was almost sunset.

“Oh God! The mountain is so big, how will we find her? It’s almost dark! Why don’t we head back first? There are a lot of beasts at night.” exclaimed Qi Ying Ying.

“No! We must find her now! If you guys don’t want to, you can wait outside. Just send us a signal if you see Sai Qi?!”

However, Qi Ying Ying argued. “No way! The more people we have, the higher the chances we’ll be able to locate her. I’ll help. Also, sister Yao Yao, there’s no need to worry about me. If anything, uncle can help me. I’ll shove him to the beasts too!”

“Pshh, in your dreams!”

“Hoho! Uncle, your martial arts skills are so high! This young maiden will be relying on you!” Qi Ying Ying flirtatiously smiled and softened the look in her eyes. The red sunset rays landed on her face and made her look even more stunning. Seeing this, Dongfang Bai froze.

Who would’ve thought this little punk could look so good? How come he hadn’t noticed it until now? 

Qi Ying Ying happened to catch Dongfang Bai’s mesmerized gaze. She beamed on the inside but teased on the outside.

“Oh uncle, I know I am pretty, but you don’t have to stare at me. It makes me shy!”

“*cough cough* Your skin is so thick!” Dongfang Bai was flustered. He quickly swung his whip and rode up the mountain without Qi Ying Ying.

“Haha, uncle, you’re so cute when you’re shy!” Qi Ying Ying yelled, “Wait for me, uncle!”

Then, she swung her whip and galloped after Dongfang Bai.

When the both of them were gone, Le Yao Yao turned to Leng Jun Yu. “Let’s go in!”

Leng Jun Yu nodded and followed Le Yao Yao on his horse. By now, everywhere looked very hazy around them. The night breeze was a bit chilly.

“Sai Qi!”

“Sai Qi! Where are you!?!?!”

After two hours later, they found no signs of Sai Qi. Instead, they heard many cries of beasts. The road ahead was all black. Luckily, they had brought fire torches with them. Or else, they wouldn’t be able to see a thing.

But, it was no use. Le Yao Yao frowned. “Perhaps, Sai Qi has already left. Why don’t we head back first?”

“Yes, I think that’s our only option right now.” The two of them decided to leave a signal for the others. After all, that was the plan. They had to communicate by using visible signals so that the others were aware of their whereabouts.

But before they could do anything, there was a huge commotion up ahead of Le Yao Yao. Immediately after, there were countless of scared birds flapping.

Le Yao Yao and Leng Jun Yu made eye contact with each other. “Let’s go take a look!”

The two of them had one hand on the reins of the horses and the other holding a fire torch. What they saw was a frightening sight.

There was a huge black bear appeared to have gone insane. It was chasing after a person.

When Leng Jun Yu heard the woman’s scream, alarm could be seen in his eyes. “It’s Sai Qi!”

“What!?!” Le Yao Yao couldn’t believe it. By the time she had snapped out of it, Leng Jun Yu had already proceeded with his horse.

Le Yao Yao was concerned, but she didn’t immediately go after him. After all, in her opinion, the black bear wouldn’t chase after a person without reason. Something must have angered it. So, Le Yao Yao used the fire torch in her hand to observe her surroundings.

Surrounding here were gigantic trees. They were so huge that their leaves concealed the moonlight. Le Yao Yao couldn’t find anything suspicious. Just as she was about to give up, she heard a strange sound.

Le Yao Yao twitched her ears and climbed off her horse. She gradually tiptoed towards the odd noise.

Soon, Le Yao Yao found an injured baby bear! The little black bear was a newborn. It had a tiny head and it was very hairy. However, its cute eyes were filled with pain. Le Yao Yao realized the little bear’s arm was caught in a trap!

The trap was set up by a hunter. Unfortunately for the little bear, it had fallen into it! Lots of blood was gushing out of its arm.

If she doesn’t do anything now, the bear might never be able to use its arm again! 

She has always been an animal lover. How could she let this happen? 

Le Yao Yao figured Leng Jun Yu was powerful enough to fight the huge bear on his own. So, she crouched down and began to lean over.

When the little bear saw a stranger approaching, it was very scared. He wanted to back away but he was stuck.

Le Yao Yao could sense the fear in the little bear’s eyes. So, she smiled and soothed it, “Don’t worry. I won’t hurt you. Don’t be scared.”

Oddly enough, the little bear seemed to understand her. It stopped moving but continued to whimper.

Le Yao Yao pursed her lips and slowly lifted the trap up. She carefully removed the little bear’s paw.

Now, the little bear was very happy. It wouldn’t stop licking Le Yao Yao’s face and cuddling against her.

Le Yao Yao felt great and used her handkerchief to wrap the little bear’s injury.

Suddenly, she heard a sharp scream. She looked up and saw the huge black bear still chasing after Sai Qi.

The bear was so mad that it was knocking down trees blocking its path.

Leng Jun Yu didn’t bring a sword with him. He was fighting the bear with his bare hands. Le Yao Yao came to the realization that not only did Leng Jun Yu lose his memories, he had forgotten most of his martial arts! He was already wounded!!

Seeing this, Le Yao Yao decided she had to distract the big bear. Without thinking, she pinched the little bear’s injury.

The little bear cried out and the mad bear instantly changed her target to Le Yao Yao.

Seeing this, Le Yao Yao yelled, “Hurry and leave with the horse!”

Then, Le Yao Yao carried the baby bear in her arms and flew away.

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