Unbeknownst to the soundly sleeping individuals, a small insect had quietly crawled up to Shen Yu’an’s door.
Upon reaching the door, the insect’s pace slowed down, lingering in front of Shen Yu’an’s room for a while before slowly making its way inside.
Once inside the room, the scent emanating from Shen Yu’an became stronger, guiding the small, pea-sized insect towards her.
Just as Shen Yu’an had fallen into a deep slumber, she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her fingertip, abruptly waking her up.
Before she could comprehend what had happened, the insect followed the freshly bitten wound and began burrowing into Shen Yu’an’s body.
Shen Yu’an sensed something unusual on her arm and quickly pressed her other hand against the source of the sensation.
However, she only felt a slight swelling, and then she felt something swiftly moving beneath her skin, making its way towards her chest cavity.
In an instant, the small insect had perfectly concealed itself inside Shen Yu’an’s body.
Soon, a strange sensation overwhelmed Shen Yu’an, leaving her shocked and somewhat bewildered.
She was certain that she hadn’t misjudged it—something had just entered her body.
Dim light seeped into the room, prompting Shen Yu’an to get out of bed and walk to the table to light an oil lamp.
In the glow of the lamp, she examined her arm, which appeared smooth as if nothing had happened.
Furthermore, Shen Yu’an didn’t feel any discomfort in her body, but she couldn’t dismiss the earlier sensation.
Shen Yu’an didn’t dare to be careless. She released faint traces of her psychic power to investigate her own body.
In a nearby room where Hua Ling and Hua Nan were staying,
The gu insects inside the bells seemed to have sensed something and moved around for a moment before quieting down again.
However, Hua Ling and Hua Nan were still awakened.
The gu insects inside the bells were closely linked to their lives, capable of sensing even the slightest disturbance.
Both of them quickly sat up in bed, looking towards the direction of the bells, furrowing their brows.
Bold-hearted Hua Ling complained towards the bells, “If you keep making a fuss, I’ll starve you for a day!”
Meanwhile, Hua Nan’s brow furrowed in confusion. The restlessness of the gu insects today was unusually abnormal.
The commotion not only awakened the two of them but also startled Hua Ji and Hua Yun.
They exchanged glances and decisively put on their clothes before heading outside.
Meanwhile, Shen Yu’an, who had been using her psychic power to investigate her body, finally discovered something peculiar. There was a small insect perched on the location of her heart.
It seemed that the psychic power she had just released had been consumed by that small insect.
Yes, it did consume it. Shen Yu’an couldn’t explain why she had this sensation, as if she could understand the thoughts of this small insect.
After swallowing all of her psychic power, the small insect comfortably turned over and lay there quietly, motionless.
Being in this situation, Shen Yu’an quickly thought that this small insect was highly likely to be a gu insect.
However, she had accompanied Hua Ling to her gu room earlier today, and the more powerful gu insects had deeper shades of red on their bodies.
But the small insect she had just seen on her body was a unique translucent emerald green, shimmering with a radiant halo.
Moreover, weren’t these gu insects supposed to acknowledge their master upon successful refinement?
Why did it crawl into her body now? In an instant, countless questions flashed through Shen Yu’an’s mind.
Unbeknownst to Shen Yu’an, the gu insect hidden in her heart began to emit an increasingly radiant glow.
Then, Shen Yu’an suddenly felt a surge of heat engulfing her body, as if boiling water had been poured over her.
“Boom! Boom! Boom!” The oil lamp on the table was knocked down by Shen Yu’an, creating several loud sounds.
The spilled oil soaked into the floor, and the flames instantly ignited the wooden boards.
As waves of heat coursed through Shen Yu’an’s body, she slumped onto a chair and weakly rested her head on the table.
Shen Yu’an wanted to call out to Fei Yanchen, but what came out of her mouth was, “Hot, so hot.”
She tore at the clothes on her neck, feeling as if flames were erupting from her body.
The fire grew larger and quickly ignited the wooden board on the floor.
“Bang!” The wooden door was kicked open, and as Shen Yu’an looked up, she saw Fei Yanchen appearing amidst the layers of flames.
Fei Yanchen, who forcefully entered through the door, saw Shen Yu’an collapsed on the table and quickly walked over, embracing her in his arms.
He lowered his head and glanced at the pained expression on Shen Yu’an’s face, softly calling out, “An An.”
Layers of cold sweat formed on Shen Yu’an’s forehead, and Fei Yanchen’s voice seemed to come from a distant place.
She struggled to open her eyes and looked at the person in front of her, finally feeling relieved upon seeing Fei Yanchen.
The fire on the ground grew increasingly fierce, so Fei Yanchen didn’t linger. He swiftly carried Shen Yu’an and rushed outside.
When the Hua family of four arrived, Fei Yanchen had just stepped out of the doorway while holding Shen Yu’an.
Upon seeing them, Fei Yanchen’s icy gaze swept over them. Hua Yun and Hua Ji felt a chill in their hearts and halted their steps.
Only Hua Ling, being bold-hearted, saw that Shen Yu’an’s house was on fire and that she was being carried out by Fei Yanchen with a pained expression on her face. Hua Ling hastily ran over.
She anxiously asked, “Sister Yu’an, what happened?”
As she spoke, she glared at Fei Yanchen with a fierce expression, as if he were the main culprit.
Fei Yanchen didn’t want to pay attention to her. With Shen Yu’an in trouble here, every one of them was a suspect.
But Hua Ling blocked Fei Yanchen’s path, tightly gripping onto Shen Yu’an’s sleeve and refusing to let go.
Fei Yanchen could only say coldly, “Step aside, don’t delay me from saving her.”
Hua Ling still couldn’t let go of her worry for Shen Yu’an and followed closely behind, but she was directly stopped by Hua Nan.
If he didn’t stop his foolish sister, he would surely anger that man.
Hua Ji and Hua Yun saw that the floor inside was already on fire, so they quickly fetched two buckets of water and poured them on the flames.