Chapter 28: How Did I Make Him Cry? I Haven’t Even Started Crying Yet (2)
“The trees wish to stay silent but the wind allows it not. If we return thus, storm will definitely hit the capital. Even if Brother Shizhao wishes to retreat, I am only afraid that there will be no road for him to step back to.” Yu Xingzhi sighed softly in the carriage.
“After entering Fengxiang City, and find your second brother, General Dingyuan, our safety would at least be assured. My nerves that had been pulled taut this entire trip would also finally be able to loosen.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao casually chatted with him while she sat at the front of the carriage, driving the horse.
She was in a very relaxed mood. Battles like these were just like pages out of a history book for her, it was distant and hardly realistic.
She figured that her business may come to an end after sending Yu Xingzhi to the city. At the very most, things would become like a love story between star-crossed lovers.
While sleepily driving the horses, she suddenly heard a loud sound break out from behind.
Zhou Xiaoxiao felt like her back had just been hit by a hammer.
Following that, a twang of pain gushed over her, and as her vision darkened, she fell to the horse.
A sharp arrow had hit her from behind and penetrated through her shoulder.
I’ve been hit by an arrow! She suddenly realized.
Practically at the same time, several more arrows came shooting over, all of them piercing the carriage.
Loud sounds could be heard coming from both sides of the road.
The safety they had enjoyed thus far was all just an illusion. Their pursuers had been lying in wait for an ambush like they were hunting rabbits.
Zhou Xiaoxiao gritted her teeth and tried her best to turn the horses around. The carriage swerved off the road and rushed straight into the reed fields instead.
Only by rushing into the reeds and sneaking in the wetlands would they be able to find a chance to live!
Zhou Dujuan’s physique had been strong to begin with and her nerves were thick. If this was the original Zhou Dujuan, she would be able to support herself for quite some time even after having been shot.
Unfortunately, Zhou Xiaoxiao’s soul took over, and she was a spoiled young master who had never suffered any hardships. After being shot through by an arrow, she felt so much pain that she could hardly contain herself, and her vision was beginning to grow faint.
Fortunately, Yu Xingzhi came out soon to check the situation. He helped her up from behind and managed to take over the reins in time.
By the time Zhou Xiaoxiao was barely able to gather her consciousness from the pain, she found herself and Yu Xingzhi half-submerged in the cold river water, hiding in the dense thicket of reeds. Yu Xingzhi was carrying her, and keeping the upper half of her body atop the water.
It was noisy all around them. Clearly, a large number of pursuers were currently looking for them. The situation was extremely critical.
It turns out that Lin Bingren still had tricks up his sleeve. He must have been waiting at several points throughout Fengxiang and the capital, waiting for them to grab the bait and come.
Zhou Xiaoxiao and Yu Xingzhi were one modern woman and a noble young master. Having no such exciting experiences in their life, they were completely unprepared when falling into this net.
It hurts, there’s a stinging pain coming from my shoulder.
It hurts too much, Zhou Xiaoxiao thought in pain.
I died from being stabbed in my last life, and now I’m suffering through this again. Seems like I won’t last any longer.
What did I transmigrate into this world for? Just for me to rescue this handsome man for a bit?
From her angle, she could see Yu Xingzhi frowning as he listened to the movements around them. The muscles of his jaw were clenched tight, and sweat was dripping straight down to his cheeks, all the way down.