Chapter 21: He’s In Trouble
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
Shen Xiaoxiao did not expect that Yan Kuan had already arranged for people to come and receive him. They were together almost every moment. How did Yan Kuan communicate with the outside world?
His useless things were almost all in the bag. Could there be something on him that she had overlooked?
Shen Xiaoxiao carefully sized up this man from beginning to end. The jungle combat uniform on his body gave off an imposing aura.
He was tall and slender, his skin a bronze color. He looked lean and strong. She had experienced just how strong this man was.
He had sharp eyebrows and sharp eyes, a tall nose bridge, and thin lips. He clearly had very ordinary facial features, but when put together, he had a unique charm.
Coupled with his cold and dark eyes, in a few years, this kind of man would definitely be a model for men, an absolute beauty that could cause people to chase after him.
It had to be said that even Pei Li, who had always been the number one young master of the capital, was absolutely inferior to him.
No, there was no comparison at all. Just the imposing manner that he gave off, which prevented strangers from entering, and his sometimes ruffian and sometimes cold state, could easily attract women to follow him.
However, she, Shen Xiaoxiao, was an exception. If she could not stop her heart after being locked up for ten years, then she, Shen Xiaoxiao, would have wasted these ten years.
Therefore, she sized Yan Kuan up generously and did not hide it. Yan Kuan knew that Shen Xiaoxiao was sizing him up again, but he did not move an inch. It was as if he wanted to show more aspects to this girl.
However, he still discovered the difference between this woman and other women. She did not have any ambition. Yes, she really did not have any ambition. The way she looked at him was purely just to size him up. There was not a trace of ambition in her eyes.
He did not know why, but this was clearly the thing that attracted him in the first place. However, at this moment, he was actually a little angry that he could not attract this woman.
He was angry in his heart. Naturally, he would not let others have a good time. He pulled the person who was still sizing him up and wrapped her in his embrace before directly entering his sleeping bag. He said arrogantly and somewhat helplessly, “Go to sleep. What are you looking at in the middle of the night if you’re not sleeping? I can’t guarantee that I’ll let you fulfill your duties as ‘my woman’ in advance before you leave the jungle.”
Shen Xiaoxiao was so depressed. In the middle of the night? It was only past five o’clock at the most, not even six o’clock. The sky outside had just turned dark. Was there something wrong with this person’s eyes, or was there something wrong with him?
She couldn’t be bothered with him. The weather had indeed turned cold, and there was a big stove beside it. It would be a waste if she didn’t use it.
Shen Xiaoxiao immediately shrunk into her harness and leaned her back against that annoying man. She closed her eyes and fell asleep in a daze.
Seeing this broad-minded woman fall asleep so easily, he didn’t know what to say. These few days, he had finally witnessed this girl’s ability to sleep. If she wanted to sleep, she would be able to sleep instantly in a minute.
Just how broad-minded and relaxed was she? She was actually able to sleep so well. She did not want to embarrass herself in this place. Just what was this girl made of?
How could Yan Kuan know that the current sleeping situation was completely different from the past ten years? Moreover, there was also a portable heater. How could she not feel comfortable enough to fall asleep as soon as she lay down?
Shen Xiaoxiao was a person who knew how to be content and enjoy herself.
Sure enough, it started snowing heavily the next day. However, the first snowfall did not last long. It started in the middle of the night and stopped when they woke up in the morning. Other than the colder temperature and the wet ground, it also increased their speed.
If the second snowfall came, it would definitely not be such a small battle. Soon, the place would turn into a vast expanse of white. It was covered in white. Not to mention wild fruits and wild vegetables, even small wild beasts would be hard to find.
In the next two days, their journey had obviously sped up. Even Yan Kuan, who was always biting with his mouth, started to eat wild fruits and wild vegetables just like Shen Xiaoxiao at noon.
Only when they found a place to rest at night would they hunt two pheasants or wild rabbits to comfort themselves. Of course, it was also to comfort Shen Xiaoxiao, who was gradually beginning to accept meat.
Tonight was different from the past. Yan Kuan had gone out for nearly an hour and had not returned. According to his usual speed, he would have definitely returned to the cave in half an hour at most.
It was not that Shen Xiaoxiao had not thought of running away, but she felt very uneasy. She was worried that something would happen. Moreover, even if she ran, it would definitely not be at night. She did not have the courage to wander around the jungle in the middle of the night without sleeping. This was definitely courting death.
In the jungle at this time of year, two people were obviously much safer than one person. The chances of walking out of the jungle were also much higher. Therefore, no matter what the reason was, Shen Xiaoxiao did not wish for anything to happen to Yan Kuan now.
Now, seeing that the night outside the cave was already completely dark and Yan Kuan had not returned, Shen Xiaoxiao naturally began to stand outside the cave and wait anxiously.
Just as she walked outside the cave, a long and shocking roar resounded throughout the valley. All the night birds nearby fled in fright. When Shen Xiaoxiao heard this sound, her heart tightened. It was a tiger.
There was actually a tiger in this forest?
But immediately after, a wolf’s howl towards the sky rang out. Could it be that having a tiger was not enough, and the wolf had also come to join in the fun?
And the direction of their howl was not far away, which was also the direction of Yan Kuan’s hunting. Could it be that he was so lucky to have encountered those things?
Shen Xiaoxiao felt a little uneasy. If she immediately ran in the opposite direction, she might have the luck to escape with her life.
But if she did not run away and stayed where she was, then once those wild beasts came along the road and found the cave where she was staying, she would be like a turtle caught in a jar, with no chance of survival.
So now, what choice did she have? Should she run away, stay where she was and wait for orders, or should she run over and take a look? If Yan Kuan was really trapped, perhaps she could give him a helping hand. Of course, it would be difficult for the two of them to kill the tiger and wolf, but it was definitely not impossible.
Now, she could only hope that whether it was the wolf or the tiger, it would be best if there was only one. However, Wolves lived in groups, so the possibility of only one appearing was too small.
Shen Xiaoxiao was at a loss as to whether to run away or to go and investigate. She did not know what to do.
However, regardless of whether it was rational or emotional, she was inclined to run away. After all, her initial goal was to stay as far away from that man as possible. However, she did not know why, but she felt a little uneasy because of this decision, and she also felt a little embarrassed about it on her conscience.
It was simply too funny. She, Shen Xiaoxiao, actually had such a thing as a conscience? Didn’t she only have one goal in life? Revenge, revenge, revenge.
If she recklessly helped only to lose her life, how would she take revenge?
Yes, whether it was callousness or selfishness, she could not just ignore the future and run away. She could take the opportunity to run away.
However, even though she had already made up her mind, Shen Xiaoxiao was extremely hesitant as she packed her things. Making up her mind was one thing, but the work in her hands was another.
Just like what Yan Kuan had said, Shen Xiaoxiao was a kind and brainless woman.
Otherwise, why would she have been harmed so badly in her previous life? Stupidity was one of the reasons, but it was more because a person had a kind heart, so she would treat everyone around her as good people, as if they didn’t have anything other than kind hearts.
In the end, it was because people were soft-hearted. Soft-hearted people couldn’t become great.
‘F*ck, I’ll return the karma of you keeping me warm these days.’
With a fierce swing of her hand, the sleeping bags that had already been folded were scattered on the ground. Shen Xiaoxiao would never admit that there was only a trace of “pity” in her decision just now.
She took out the gun that she had hidden in her bag, grabbed the dagger tightly in her hand, and ran out of the cave. She directly ran toward the howling of the wolves. This was the sound of the wolves calling for their companions. Shen Xiaoxiao knew that she had already taken this step… There was no way out anymore. It was up to the heavens to open their eyes again this time…