Silence has settled in the mountain.
The surroundings were enveloped in darkness, and except for the lights at Qing jia’s villa miles away, no other lights could be seen.
The path up the mountain was very steep and was dangerous to traverse at night.
Luo Yibei followed Blackcurrant guided by the moonlight. Looking at the endless cliff, his cold eyes condensed, brewing a dark storm.
He tilted his head and slashed Blackcurrant with a cold eye next to him. He shouted tentatively, “Fang Chixia!”
No response came back.
“Fang Chixia!” Luo Yibei hollered again, his heart tightening.
The slope was so high and he didn’t know what had happened to her.
Deep in the mountains, the presence of beasts was a given!
He gave two more consecutive shouts without getting any response. Luo Yibei scanned the cliff and was about head back to fetch climbing gears, when a weak voice suddenly came down the hillside, “Luo Yibei …”
The faint call was so weak, evidence that she has taken a painful landing.
Luo Yibei froze and stopped.
“Luo Yibei!” The voice below came again, as if afraid that he’d leave.
“I’m here!” Luo Yibei originally wanted to go back and fetch a rope to get him down, but Fang Chixia’s feeble call paralyzed his legs.
“Are you okay?” He yelled again.
Fang Chixia remained silent for a while, before returning, “I’m hurt …”
The two words were so depressing, probably due to the pain, it came off frail and delicate.
“Wait, I’ll come down immediately!” Luo Yibei scanned the area and grabbed a vine next to him. After forcefully testing the durability of the vine, he grabbed it with both hands and jumped down the slope without hesitation.
He jumped without knowing how far the cliff was nor whether the vine was long enough for him to reach the bottom safely. He could have gone back to fetch the necessary tools, but he didn’t, he just jumped!
When he popped above Fang Chixia’s eyes clinging to a vine, she stared at him in a daze.
Luo Yibei dropped down at the end of the vine. Obviously, the one he was clinging to wasn’t long enough.
He was still a long way down, falling the rest of the distance.
“Why didn’t you go back for rescue tools first?” She muttered in bemusement.
Luo Yibei gave her a glance, and retorted coldly, “You are hurt, what can I do?”
Fang Chixia was silenced.
Although he sounded caustic, he was quite right.
But even then, has anyone ever fallen like this?
Luo Yibei didn’t tangle on this issue much, turned his head to the side, and fixed his eyes on her. “Where’s your injury? Let me see.”
Fang Chixia stiffened and stretched one foot towards him.
“Ankle?” Luo Yibei held her small foot in one hand, raised her skirt, and stared at her feet.
“Um.” Fang Chixia nodded slightly.
“Bear with it.” Luo Yibei inspected it for her, clasped her calf with one hand, and supported her foot with one hand. The voice just fell when he exerted some force on it.
Fang Chixia’s face whitened in pain, she grasped his hand firmly, “Ouch! It hurts, be gentle!”