Chapter 99: Ye Fei Returns to Sect (1)
The moment she lost her balance, Ye Yu’s mind went blank.
The only thought that flitted in her mind was —
As it turned out, when people experienced extreme fear, they were unable to scream.
All the sounds and sensory senses seemed to be suppressing her chest as the chilly wind surged forward. Her sternum was about to explode and her heart was about to jump out.
Yet, she was still unable to vent the terrifying feeling of suffocation through her voice.
The second before Ye Yu felt as if she was about to faint, the strength on her wrist which she had forgotten about had increased.
Xuan Yi had pulled her over while they were in the air.
Then, she blacked out.
The warm and broad hug enveloped Ye Yu.
Towards Ye Yu, she felt an unprecedented feeling of safety as if the fog in the air had slowly lifted above her. After a while, she suddenly felt safe.
She was relieved but she also longed for this feeling.
“Don’t be afraid.”
Through the slightly vibrating voice she heard while in his arms, Ye Yu was slightly dazed.
When did she start to get used to a person?
Maybe when…she noticed that in her original world, she wasn’t able to even rely on her parents.
Her parents whose “blood was thicker than water” had parted ways from her for their own lives. They got married and had kids, letting the young her live under numerous families’ mockery, reprimand, and charity…
If she was unable to rely on her parents, she couldn’t rely on anyone else, right?
Therefore, she never placed hope on anyone. That way, she would never be disappointed. She never gave away her heart, so she would never be hurt…
This was the life motto that she had been clinging onto for her past two decades.
As it turned out today, she had been desiring for someone to hold onto her and desiring for someone to say “I’m here.”
“If I place hope on you and give you my heart, will you give me something different from disappointment and sorrow?”
During this time, their surroundings became blurry. Ye Yu looked up to glance at the person in front of her.
She didn’t even know whether she had asked the question in her heart or that she had already asked it out loud.
But before Ye Yu could see Xuan Yi’s expression, the last bit of light had vanished before her eyes.
Moments later, the space around them had spun around.
The door to transmiss them through the Dragon’s Gate was activated.
After several moments, they saw light again and they landed on the soft muddy ground at the same time.
Ye Yu’s legs weakened and she was about to kneel down, but the arm around her waist was still around her. When Xuan Yi saw that she was unable to stand still, he immediately held her.
Therefore, amongst these people who were either kneeling down or leaning against the wall, Ye Yu and Xuan Yi had successfully attracted all of the Jian Sect’s disciples’ attention as well as the person in charge.
An elder who was looking over the third round’s testing had glanced strangely at them before he finally couldn’t help but cough.
Ye Yu had snapped out of her trance after this cough.
She struggled in Xuan Yi’s arms and after Xuan Yi had left go of her arm, she immediately took a step back.
However, it felt as if she had been stepping cotton candy all this time.
Seeing that Ye Yu’s face was still pale white, Xuan Yi asked worriedly, “Are you ok?”
Ye Yu opened her mouth, but guessed that her voice would be hoarse, so she closed her mouth.
Therefore, she shook her head.
After the burning of half an incense stick, the participants who had “escaped from death” from the second round slowly recovered.
The elder in charge of the selection had looked them over several times. Right now, he was clearly displeased with what was happening.
However, there was an elder who glanced at Xuan Yi and the lady by the corner and revealed a look of admiration.
Coincidentally or not, that lady was also glancing at Xuan Yi.
However, she wasn’t shocked when she first saw Xuan Yi and Ye Yu being brought out. She was glancing at them calmly, but also with a tint of complication.
After she calmed down, Ye Yu who was glancing around had caught the lady’s gaze.
The two stopped momentarily before they slightly nodded at each other in unison.
“Yun Hua is here too.”
After shifting her gaze, Ye Yu reminded Xuan Yi through her spiritual consciousness without a change in expression.
Xuan Yi didn’t raise his head at all, nodding.