Chapter 107: Call (1)
The forest was not without its advantages.
During the evening, the light of the setting sun shone through the leaves and branches, illuminating the ground, covering the green surroundings with a layer of warm light. Now, the fallen leaves, dead branches, and various weeds and flowers on the ground looked beautiful.
Though the scenery was great at this moment, Ye Xi and the others had no mood to appreciate it at all because they were both hungry and tired. What’s more, there were so many mosquitoes here that it was miserable, not to mention the various creepy crawlies jumping out from all over the place.
After spending the entire afternoon searching, they finally found some edible fruits and meat.
The meat came from a wild hare that happened to pass by.
Though they managed to catch a wild hare, butchered it, and even found a bunch of dead branches, nobody brought a lighter since none of them were smokers and they couldn’t start a fire.
To make matters worse, they tried to use the ancient skill of drilling wood to start a fire, but that failed.
However, Ye Xi felt relieved. If there was fire, then there would definitely be smoke. Even though any passersby would see the smoke, and, thinking that there may be something interesting here, they may run over and find them. But, compared to finding a passerby, they were more likely to be found by traffickers first.
God knows what the traffickers in this world would do to them.
So, it was safer not to start a fire.
Ye Xi rubbed her shriveled belly. Though it was safer without fire, they’d still die without needing the traffickers by starving if they didn’t eat.
They had to find something to eat.
After thinking for a while, the only things you could eat without a flame in the forest were only fruits, and, for protein-rich foods, it’ll be the bugs as shown by a certain survival pro in those adventure videos.
Bugs are out though. She wouldn’t eat one even if she starved to death.
So, they could only look for fruits.
Ye Xi walked towards Wei Shenglan who was resting by a tree and asked, “Wei Shenglan, can you come with me to find food?”
Wei Shenglan opened his eyes and said, “Sure.”
Ye Xi looked at the people who were hard at work drilling wood for fire and still failing even when their foreheads were covered in sweat and said, “Me and Wei Shenglan are going out to see if we can find any fruits that are a bit more filling.”
Indescribable expressions emerged on the faces of the few. It was as if they were mocking them for having the mood to flirt around even when they were going to starve to death.
All these kids have in their heads is romance. We’re already starving to death, who on earth has time for that?
Anyone who’s still thinking about romance under such circumstances are only going to die, okay?
Ye Xi completely ignored them.
Ding Xiuxiu had already given up and just waited around to die was playing with Luo Nuanfeng’s phone at the side. There was no signal here so there were no games to play. It was only the few simple games Luo Nuanfeng downloaded to his phone that was able to give her some comfort. While playing games, she took a moment to raise her eyes and shook her head, saying, “Go ahead. Be careful and come back early.”
“Yeah.” Ye Xi responded and casually picked a direction to go.
But, she figured that as someone with the heroine’s aura, she probably wouldn’t starve to death.
Since the trees here were not planted manually, the growth was irregular, forcing them to have to walk in swerves and curves.
Once they reached a fair distance, Ye Xi said, “Wei Shenglan, let me ask you something.”
Wei Shenglan, “What is it?”
“Why did you prank me at the library last time?” Ye Xi stopped her steps and turned to look at Wei Shenglan.
Ye Xi had never been able to understand that, and being in a crisis tends to make one’s mind wander. After being starved of two meals, the result of it was that she remembered that the plot seemed to have changed drastically since what happened in the library.
Wei Shenglan’s expression was still the same as usual, only his eyes couldn’t help but drift away.
When she saw that, Ye Xi knew that he was hiding something from her.
The two of them met gazes, and the air seemed to turn still.
After a while, Wei Shenglan said, “What about you? What are you hiding?”
Ye Xi’s face showed no expression. The quality of her psyche was much better now so without having to look away, she could look straight at him.
When Wei Shenglan saw that she was unwilling to confess, he also kept silent.
Ye Xi knew that continuing like this was useless, so she said, “Seems like you’re really hiding something from me. What is it?”
Wei Shenglan frowned. “For fairness’ sake, shouldn’t you be honest as well?”
In a short amount of time, he was able to make the mental preparations to come clean to her. However, he still had his doubts about the things regarding Ye Xi.
For example, who was the Zhazha who always seemed to have mysterious contact with her?
Ye Xi frowned. She was just about to talk when her phone vibrated. Since it was very quiet here, she was able to sense the vibrations even if it was light.
“Let’s talk later. Wait here for just a while, I need to do something.”
After she said that, Ye Xi went the other direction. After walking about five or six meters, she felt that she was far enough away and stopped. She looked back, and Wei Shenglan’s figure was still behind the crisscrossing trees. She couldn’t see him clearly from here, and it was even a little blurry.
She took her phone out from her bag and picked up the call.
“Ye Xi, listen to me calmly.” These were Zhazha’s first words.