Chapter 110: You think He’s Handsome Because You haven’t Seen Anyone Better (1)
She didn’t cry but she kept her ink-black eyes silently on the people by the shore.
She engraved the last look on earth in her mind before she was about to die.
Her mother had already fainted from crying by the shore.
Her father, Gongsun Family’s leader — Gongsun Zhen — kept a stern face and knitted his eyebrows as he personally locked his daughter in the cylindrical bamboo. He gravely stared at the event occurring in front of him.
Gongsun Zhen glanced at her miserable and pitiful daughter.
His own wife had fainted, but she didn’t forget to clutch on his sleeves.
He couldn’t bear to do so, but he quickly reminded himself that Gongsun Family was a scholarly family for generations and had an upright and honorable familial manner. There was never a daughter whose engagement was called off.
How could I keep my impure daughter just because I couldn’t bear to and allow the family’s reputation to be ruined?
The servants on the boat grabbed the cage and while the man was hollering and crying for help, they threw the cage and the man inside into the river.
After a few seconds, the cage went to the bottom of the river and disappeared.
The servants carried Gongsun Yu’s cage and couldn’t bear to do the same, staring hesitatingly at the shore.
Gongsun Zhen closed his eyes and waved his hands, making the servants helpless.
They tossed their young miss into the river with harsh hearts.
The pitch-black river swallowed the cage and it immediately got rushed into the lower reaches of the river.
Only half a cage appeared on the surface of the water and one could see a pair of struggling white and clean fingers, floating on the river.
Gongsun Zhen stumbled a few steps and finally didn’t have the heart to see anymore, leading everyone away.
Yet, he never saw the black figure appearing by the shore which quickly raced towards the coastal area.
The figure rushed towards the cage and jumped into the water with a splash, swimming rapidly towards the cage.
It was Zhou Xiaoxiao and they were in a dire situation, not allowing room for thoughts. She grabbed onto the cage with her best and helped Gongsun Yu’s head out of the surface of the water.
Zhou Xiaoxiao wasn’t really good at swimming and the currents were rapid. In addition, it was dark and cold, making her struggle to swim as she was also carrying a person.
Thankfully, she was nimble and full of energy. Plus, since Gongsun Yu was locked in the cage, the latter didn’t struggle much.
Therefore, Zhou Xiaoxiao was able to swim steadily and reluctantly made it to the shore.
The rocks by the shore were precipitous and slippery from the river water, making it hard for her to grab onto anything.
Zhou Xiaoxiao had no choice but to follow the current and drift downstream. Occasionally, she was able to grab onto the crack of a rock filled with moss, but she couldn’t hold on for long.
After a moment, she was washed away by the water again.
Not long later, she heard the sound of horse hooves and Yu Xingzhi calling for her.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was delighted and she tried her best to pop her body out on the surface of the water and hollered towards the shore, “Xingzhi! Xingzhi! I’m here.”
Yu Xingzhi rode his black horse and appeared by the shore. He quickly jumped off his horse and climbed down, following the narrow and steep slope.
The slope by the shore had fresh moss growing out, making it slippery and wet and having barely no space for him to walk.
Yu Xingzhi reluctantly kept steady, trying his best to extend his hand towards Zhou Xiaoxiao.
Zhou Xiaoxiao pushed the cage containing Gongsun Yu over.
“Xingzhi, grab onto cousin first.”
Yu Xingzhi carried the cage and helped Gongsun Yu’s head out of the water.
This meant that he couldn’t extend his other hand over to Zhou Xiaoxiao; the latter grabbed the other side of the cage and floated on water.
From the distance, they stared at each other.
“Xiaoxiao, hold on. Cousin will almost be here.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao tried her best to make herself seem calm and she revealed a smile.
“I’m fine. Xingzhi, don’t be afraid.”