This shout of me echoed for a long time before it stopped. My face slowly began to burn while my voice was echoing. I turned and glanced once at Chu Kong. He was also staring at me.
“Ah……sorry, I didn’t know you two are in such a relationship.”
The voice of the woman came in our direction. A touch of blush quietly spread from Chu Kong’s neck to his ears.
I swallowed, shook my head and gained back my sanity. I stared at the girl ferociously: “What nonsense are you sprouting?! I and he don’t have any relationship!”
Although the bodies that I and Chu Kong are using did have a relationship……
The woman continued to say naively: “Then why are you eating vinegar1?”
This…….this really is a really good question. My face burned. I rubbed my forehead and said: “Who was eating vinegar? I…… I just wanted to remind you that you’re already married to Zihui. You should not have a second heart. A woman should not serve two husbands.”
She punched her head.
“Just now I’ve forgotten that I was married to Zihui.”
She must really have been abandoned because she was stupid!
“Blame it because so much time has passed.”
The woman looked at the roof.
“I’ve waited for so long that my memory isn’t good anymore.”
Her speech was really slow. I couldn’t bear to tell her that she has indeed waited for too long. So long that even the last power of the soul is beginning to fade away. If she continued to wait, someday, she’ll completely disappear from this world.
“Why do you want to wait for Zihui here? Why don’t you go look for him?”
The soul turned this way; if she haven’t waited in this place for thousands years, then it must be for at least a century.
The girl shook her head.
“I don’t remember. But I remember I can’t leave here.”
She looked at me full of hope.
“So can you help me bring him here? I’ll repay his debt. I’ll find any ways to repay.”
I turned and glanced at Chu Kong once. Chu Kong shook his head stubbornly: “I don’t want to help. That stone demon isn’t a good thing.”
“No, you’re wrong,” the girl anxiously retorted after hearing Chu Kong. “Zihui is really good. He’s really good.”
“Oh, if your Zihui is so good, why did he leave you in this place? Your soul is so damaged; you must’ve stayed here for hundreds of years now. Why didn’t he miss you? Why didn’t he come personally to retrieve you? He is your husband, but he doesn’t care deeply about you and is still thinking of finding new love.”
Chu Kong paused. I felt that his words have a deeper meaning. I instantly looked at him. He gave me a cold stare, and then he continued: “Such a cold hearted stone demon. You tell me, what’s good about him?”
The woman was silent for a long time. Her translucent body sat down on the stone the chair. She covered her face and shivered.
“I’m sorry, I was not good enough……”
Chu Kong hasn’t answered yet, but I couldn’t stand it anymore. I stretched my hand and covered his mouth. Then I said: “Lady, don’t cry. Who is good or who is bad; in this short-lived life we can’t say that clearly. I’m different from this man who argues with you. I’ll help you.”
Chu Kong pushed my hand away and said gloomily: “Do you want to be beaten?”
I ignored him. I felt that now he won’t use his hands against me.
The girl heard my promise. She stayed at the table for a while. The she floated excitedly to me, while she is saying thanks. She stopped three steps away from me and said: “Your……your body has a bad smell.”
I was surprised, raised my hand and sniffed. Chu Kong used this body to train together with the soldiers. It’s tainted with men’s blood sweats. But when we fell into the river most of it has been washed away. At this point, there’s really no smell on this body. I stared at the woman.
“There’s no smell, ah.”
“There’s……,” the girl retorted. “You have to be careful……”
She seemed to have remembered something and was about to say it, but no sound came out of her mouth. She clutched her head and squatted on the ground. It seemed very painful.
I was scared seeing her like that and was about to go to her, but Chu Kong pulled me behind him.
“Do you think you’re still an immortal? A soul entering a body can easily die.”
I was silent and honestly stood behind him.
That woman squatted for a while and then slowly stood up. With a weak voice, she said: “Excuse me……what was I about to say? I forgot again.”
I didn’t dare to let her remember anymore and said: “It’s alright if you can’t remember.”
The woman looked at me apologetically.
“Thank you for willing to help me. I’m really sorry for frightening you before. Now I’ll send you out.”
Her body floated to the right of the stone room. Half of her body went inside the wall. She turned and beckoned to us: “Come.”
My mouth twitched: “Lady, we’re mortals. We don’t have the ability to walk through walls.”
She said laughingly: “This is not a wall. You come and try.”
Chu Kong went first. I was still standing there stupidly. Chu Kong turned, looked at me and raised an eyebrow.
“Do you still want to stay here for a while? Seeing his things, thinking about that person?”
In my heart, I was thinking why this guy is getting angry…….
Chu Kong was impatient and grabbed my hand. He dragged me to the wall. The woman disappeared in the wall. Chu Kong took me and also went in the wall. We crossed it easily.
Crossing the wall, we’re in another cave. The woman waited by a cliff and murmured: “Follow this cave and you will be able to go out.”
Her figure flashed and then disappeared in the air. Only a lingering voice can be heard: “If you see Zihui, you must tell him that a Luo is still waiting for him. I……just remember this. Thank you.”
The sound drifted away. I turned and touched the wall that was blocking us just now. I put my hand inside.
I was surprised and asked: “Illusion?”
A damaged soul that can create an illusion! This knowledge surprised me a lot. Before if this woman hasn’t become a god, then she must be a demon creating great mess in the world.
Chu Kong glanced at me and sneered coldly: “Casually agreeing to the request of strangers. In this world nothing is as simple as you think.”
I pouted: “What does it matter? Anyway, she didn’t harm our lives.”
“At first, she wanted to harm our lives.”
After Chu Kong said that he turned and walked away. My steps were small. He walked too fast. The pain in my belly gave another jolt. I pulled his sleeves.
I don’t know since when, but when I’m alone with Chu Kong I’ll get more daring. My face will also get thicker skinned. Perhaps it’s because that in front of this man, I’ve already been in the ugliest situations……
Even if I’m pouting now, I asked him the question that the woman has asked me: “Chu Kong, why are you eating vinegar?”
- Eating vinegar means getting jealous.