Yin Xuezhuo rushed over, like a fierce wind, and firmly caught the falling Ji Yan, looking at the girl in his arm whose face was suddenly turning gray, his eyes were heavy, uncertain, and suddenly turned fierce.
He hugged Ji Yan tightly before turning into a cloud of black mist and disappearing in a flash.
Ji Yan’s consciousness was fluctuating.
She was dazed, dizzy and cold, like falling into an ice cellar, and could not help grasping at the clothes in front of her, hoping to draw a little warmth from the man in front of her, but she didn’t even get a slightest bit of warmth.
Instead, it was just bone-chilling cold.
Ji Yan didn’t remember how long it was, she was laid flat on a hard bed and the wood beneath her was so uncomfortable and rough. The arm that was holding her was about to loosen, but she quickly hugged it, and held it tightly, as if only holding it would make her feel safe.
Yin Xuezhuo frowned, looking at the delirious Ji Yan inexplicably.
She was bleeding a lot, and still clinging to him to refuse to let go. Yin Xuezhuo was hugged by her like this, and his eyes were full of animosity.
He was annoyed and wanted to kill someone.
It was unsure whether it was from being entangled by her, or her blood got on him, or because of something else.
He desperately wanted to kill someone, with killing excitement in his eyes, his right hand uncontrollably grabbed the back of Ji Yan’s neck, but his fingers were slow to work.
He looked down at her, the fire in his eyes gradually faded, and finally he pursed his lips coldly, and put his palms down, instead pressed against the back of her heart, transmitting spiritual power for her.
“Wake up.” His cold lips pressed to her ears, literally awakening her sanity.
Ji Yan couldn’t see anything in front of her eyes, only felt that all the strength was taken away from her body, she was dizzy, and even had severe nausea, which made her feel uncomfortable.
A warm current spreads from the back of the heart, like a ray of light piercing the darkness, clearing the clouds and seeing the fog, and dispelling all the discomfort.
Yin Xuezhuo’s cold voice instantly pierced into her consciousness.
As if hearing his call, Ji Yan woke up.
When she opened her eyes, she saw Yin Xuezhuo’s arm, her eyes slowly slid upwards before she met his dark eyes.
In this cold palace, Yin Xuezhuo’s snow-white face looked particularly gloomy, and he looked at Ji Yan with an unhappy expression on his face.
Only then did Ji Yan realize that she was hugging him tightly, the temperature of the arms in her arms was cold, as if she was holding a big ice block.
Ji Yan slowly let go of him, and looking down, she found that she was covered in blood.
There was too much blood, but now it stopped. Ji Yan could imagine how wretched she was at the moment.
It should be the Hui Ling Pill that began its work.
It’s strange, she still didn’t feel any pain and just felt sore all over, and wanted to go back to sleep.
Ji Yan was dizzy, and wanted to slide down again but was roughly picked up by Yin Xuezhuo. His hand continued to stick to her back, conveying a faint warmth, attempting to use his spiritual power against Ji Yan’s poisoning and slow its effect.
But since the Hui Ling Pill was so powerful, how could it be easily reconciled by external forces? While Yin Xuezhuo was passing on spiritual power, he found it to be useless, and grumpily wanted to increase the strength, but Ji Yan grabbed his hand and whispered: “I…I am much better…thank you…”
Yin Xuezhuo looked at her weirdly. After a long while, he regained his gloomy expression and sneered: “Do you think I am trying to save you?”
“I hate letting you die in Ji Yunqing’s hands.”
“You are by my side, so you can be considered my person for now. Without my permission, no one can take your life. Even if you are going to die, you can only be obediently refined into Human Gu by me.” He raised his cold hand and gently squeezed the back of her neck, “No one will try to take your life first, let alone your life is related to my life, and I will not accompany you to your death.”
He liked to pinch her like this, the force of his fingers was not light, but it didn’t hurt her. Ji Yan listened to his seemingly cold words and nodded slowly, “That’s what you agreed to me at the beginning.”
Yin Xuezhuo didn’t owe her anything, nor did she count as anyone else. She was mentally prepared for this for a long time, so her expression was calm.
Yin Xuezhuo lowered his head, and the tip of his nose was close to her hair. He sniffed lightly, and said with a little disgust: “Your whole body smells like blood, I should take you to wash it.”
Ji Yan: “You still hate the smell of blood after killing so many people?”
Yin Xuezhuo ignored her, continued to smell her body, and suddenly smiled at her, “Don’t you want to ask me for anything when you’re dying? Are you going to die calmly like this?”
Ji Yan looked at him innocently, “If I ask, will you agree?”
Yin Xuezhuo glanced at her, with the words clearly written all over his face “Consider as appropriate, depending on my mood”.
He thought nonchalantly, for those words she said in the dungeon of the Demon Realm, he was not averse to carrying this little oil bottle around him forever
If she begged him, he wouldn’t make her a Human Gu. Human gu couldn’t talk and didn’t have a good smell, which he didn’t like.
It seems not bad to draw out her soul, put it in his ring, and occasionally let her out to play.
If she could please him a little more, he would simply save her, no matter how difficult it was.
He was waiting for Ji Yan to beg him and as a good person he would save her.
But Ji Yan’s next sentence was “I want to eat hot pot.”
Yin Xuezhuo: “…”
Ji Yan said seriously, “I’ve had a hard time these days, and I haven’t eaten hot pot for a long time. This is very easy to do, but I’m short of some ingredients. I dream of eating hot pot, why don’t you go get some ingredients to do it and let’s eat together?”
Yin Xuezhuo looked at her expressionlessly for a long while, then he laughed coldly and disappeared from the spot.
Although he didn’t know what hot pot was.
But he really wanted to pinch her to death.
He was very unhappy.
The consequence of being unhappy was that, not to mention eating, not even letting her drink the Northwest Wind.
(* TL note: drink the Northwest Wind— A metaphor for no food and starvation)
Ji Yan lay motionless on the bed at night, and even disdained this “bed” for not having quilts and sheets. How can I sleep?
Ji Yan couldn’t sleep well, and it was cold at night. Yin Xuezhuo didn’t even prepare a quilt for her. The palace was so beautiful, but the temperature at night was really low. She curled up into a small ball and eventually woke up frozen. She began sneezing and it didn’t stop after once but continued, and eventually ended up watery and red eyes.
“Yin Xuezhuo…” she climbed up and went to pulled Yin Xuezhuo’s sleeve again, “I’m so cold, I’m going to be sick again.”
Yin Xuezhuo looked at her.
She didn’t seem to feel it herself, but he could clearly see that her eyes were red, and a trace of blood was flowing from the corner of her eyes.
One of the symptoms of Hui Ling pills poisonous attack seemed to be bleeding from the seven orifices.
After the nosebleed, there was blood from the eyes.
Then she would gradually lose consciousness and turn into a pool of blood.
Yin Xuezhuo summoned butterflies and called Qiu Mi again.
“She’s cold,” he said to Qiu Mi, “make her feel better.”
Qiu Mi was a little surprised and looked at Ji Yan on the side. The little mortal curled up into a ball, and her body shivering violently, the blood from the corner of her eyes snaking down her cheeks, it was so frightening.
She was strong and didn’t cry, she was just in a daze with the blood on her hands.
Qiu Mi walked over, sat down next to the little mortal girl, took the kerchief and wiped the blood on her face, then cast a spell to probe her body.
It was the first time that Ji Yan saw Qiu Mi. She had never seen someone more beautiful than Qiu Mi, so she couldn’t help but say, “Sister, you are so beautiful.”
Qiu Mi raised her eyebrows unexpectedly, and gave Ji Yan a gentle smile.
A mortal, such a weak mortal, but the small mouth was so sweet, was unexpectedly well-behaved and sweet to the Demon.
‘Only Yin Xuezhuo knew how well-behaved she was.’
Although Qiu Mi had been praised by countless people for her beauty, Ji Yan’s sincere praise still delights her.
Ji Yan sat quietly, from beginning to end she just stared at Qiu Mi’s face. After Qiu Mi finished her investigation, she couldn’t help but show a trace of pity.
“It can’t be saved” Qiu Mi said: “This body has already begun to decay, and the human body is too fragile. If it is someone with spiritual roots, it may be able to barely support for three days, but she can still live at most one and a half days, it is the limit…unless she can be reborn.”
Ji Yan was in a trance.
She subconsciously looked at Yin Xuezhuo.
Yin Xuezhuo squeezed the armrest of the chair irritably, and threw away the broken wood in his hand with a displeased expression.
He looked extremely irritable.
This person, who had obviously spoken harshly before, was now grumpy like this.
It seemed that he was the one who wanted to refine her, and he was the one who didn’t want her to die.
But he couldn’t delay any longer. He couldn’t risk being dead with her by dragging on any longer. He should act quickly while she is not in pain.
Yin Xuezhuo suddenly asked, “Where do you get the hot pot?”
Big Brother Yin found his conscience and he wanted to give her the last bit of happiness.
Ji Yan laughed happily and jumped up and pounced on him.
Yin Xuezhuo was forced to pick her up, she broke the jar, not afraid of the cold, and happily gave him a hug.
“It’s in the mortal world!”
A trip from the Demon Realm to the mortal world, at Yin Xuezhuo’s speed, it only took half a day to come and go. Ji Yan collected the ingredients, lit a fire in the mountain behind the Demon Realm, and let Yin Xuezhuo temporarily squeeze a pot and add a little water, and let it boil until it was bubbling.
Yin Xuezhuo did not need to eat or sleep, but he had seen mortals eat before, but he had never seen this kind of food before.
“Add water to it, then boil it, add enough seasoning, and then cook the meat.” Ji Yan took a piece of meat with her chopsticks and ate it deliciously.
Yin Xuezuo leaned next to the pot and sniffed it, his expression was a bit weird. He didn’t find it very fragrant, but Ji Yan looked really happy.
Is it so delicious?
Yin Xuezhuo raised his hand to reach into the pot, but Ji Yan quickly blocked him with chopsticks.
Yin Xuezhuo narrowed his eyes dangerously.
“You have to use chopsticks, it’s not clean to grab with your hands.” Ji Yan didn’t expect him to even understand this, completely ignored his unhappy expression, she chucked a piece of meat out in the pot and came up to Yin Xuezhuo’s mouth, “Come on, open your mouth.”
Yin Xuezhuo: “…”
His face stiffened and he ducked back uncomfortably, but Ji Yan kept coming over, insisting on taking a bite. Yin Xuezhuo looked at her pale face, in the end, he was forced to take a bite, his throat rolled, and swallowed it.
Ji Yan asked him with a smile, “Is it delicious?”
“It’s not tasty.” Yin Xuezhuo sat aside in displeasure, turned his head away in disgust, but Ji Yan ignored him and ate very happily. Yin Xuezhuo couldn’t help but stealthily look over at her. As long as Ji Yan looked over, he pretended not to look at her.
As Ji Yan ate, she suddenly felt a bitter sweetness in her throat. She tightened her lips, swallowed the blood back casually as if nothing happened, and raised her hand to wipe off the blood on the corners of her lips.
Yin Xuezhuo sat with her back facing Ji Yan. He didn’t know how long he had been sitting. He felt that there was no movement behind him. He turned his head, only to find that Ji Yan had fallen silently to the ground and passed out.
He got up and hugged her horizontally. Just as he stood up straight, he felt a sharp pain from his internal organs.
The poison has flared up.
Finally it started to hurt.
Yin Xuezhuo pursed his thin lips and carried Ji Yan back to the palace, put her on the bed, and silently stared at her.