When Beauty Meets Beasts - Chapter 878
878 Side Story Two
Bai Di, Shuang Yun, and Xue Ling realized that Huanhuan had been especially obedient recently.
She would do whatever they asked her to do. She was so gentle.
The three of them were overjoyed. They were about to engage in an earth-shattering physical battle in bed.
Unexpectedly, not only did Huanhuan not resist, but she even lay down obediently and let them tease her.
This was very strange!
Bai Di and Xue Ling looked at each other and stopped at the same time. Only Shuang Yun was still hugging her.
After kissing for a long time, he realized that the other two were not moving. He immediately stopped and turned to look at Bai Di and Xue Ling. He asked in confusion, “What are you waiting for?”
Bai Di and Xue Ling stared at Huanhuan for a long time. In the end, it was Xue Ling who asked.
“Tell me, did you do something behind our backs?”
Huanhuan blinked slowly and said innocently, “I didn’t!”
“Do you remember the words you taught us before?”
“You’re unaccountably solicitous, which means you’re hiding something. You look like you’ve done something wrong.” Xue Ling looked at her calmly. “Even if you don’t say it, we’ll investigate later.”
She immediately fell silent, her eyes flickering.
Even the careless Shuang Yun sensed that something was wrong with her now. He immediately let go of her and retreated to Bai Di and Xue Ling’s side.
The three of them stared at her with their eyes.
“Tell me honestly, are you fooling around behind our backs?!”
Huanhuan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “Not at all!”
“Then why have you suddenly become so obedient?”
She asked, “Was I not obedient in the past?”
“In the past, you were just obedient. Now, you’re very, very obedient. The extent is completely different.”
The three of them looked like they were going to interrogate her. If she didn’t tell them the truth, they wouldn’t let her off.
Left with no choice, Huanhuan revealed the real reason. “I want to go to the abyss.”
“I once promised my old friend that I would help him collect his bones. His bones are in the abyss.”
Shuang Yun was extremely sensitive to such things. “Is that old friend a female or a male?”
Shuang Yun immediately couldn’t take it anymore. He pointed at her and complained, “You’re indeed fooling around outside behind our backs! You heartless female!”
She was speechless. “He’s already dead! Are you even jealous of a dead person?!”
Seeing that he was still going to kick up a fuss, she hurriedly said, “Even if I really have something to do with him, he’s already dead, and only his bones are left. Can I live with a pile of bones?!”
Shuang Yun thought about it and felt that it made sense. Although he was still a little jealous, he did not harp on this matter.
He discussed thiswith Bai Di, Xue Ling, and the others.
A moment later, the results were out.
Xue Ling said, “Tell me in detail where the bones are. I’ll go to the abyss to find his corpse for you.”
She thought about it carefully. Lin Qing had only asked her to help bury his corpse, but he didn’t say that she had to do it herself. She should be able to ask someone to do it for her.
She hesitated and said, “The abyss is very dangerous. Can you do it alone?”
“The last time I went to the abyss to look for you, didn’t I come and go as I pleased? Don’t worry, those little demons can’t do anything to me.”
Huanhuan was still worried. “Go with Bai Di. The two of you can take care of each other.”
Xue Ling glanced at Bai Di.
The latter nodded slightly, indicating that he could go with him.
Hence, Bai Di and Xue Ling embarked on the journey to the abyss.
As soon as they left, the house became even more deserted.
Bored, Huanhuan walked to the altar alone.
This altar was newly built. The round stone platform was polished to an extremely smooth and flat state. One could see a clear reflection when one stepped on it. Four stone pillars stood in four different directions.
In the middle of the stone platform was a statue.
Back when the divine mountain was destroyed, the miraculous thing was that this statue was not destroyed. The beasts spent a lot of effort to find it in the ruins of the mountain and move it out before putting it back into the altar.
Huanhuan lifted her skirt and knelt in front of the statue. She gently pressed her palm on the statue and called out softly, “Yin Ji…”
The statue lit up.
A moment later, Yin Ji’s voice came through the statue.
“You’re looking for me?”
Although the City of 10,000 Beasts was very far away from Nightmare Forest, with the help of the altar, it was very easy to contact Yin Ji. Some of the things that she could not say to the people around her could be told to Yin Ji.
Not only was he wise, but he was also gentle and considerate. He made Huanhuan feel at ease, just like an elder. He was a very ideal listener.
Huanhuan sighed softly. “I’ve been having dreams recently.”
“What do you dream about?”
“I always dream of Xing Chen disappearing bit by bit in front of me after He Zong self-destructed.”
Yin Ji understood. “You miss Xing Chen.”
“I feel like I owe him.”
Yin Ji’s voice was very gentle. “But he might not think that you owe him anything. He might just be asking for mercy.”
“The more this is the case, the more sorry I feel.”
“So what do you want to do? Do you want to make it up to him?”
Huanhuan smiled bitterly. “He’s already dead. How can I make up for it?”
“The biggest characteristic of the Soul-Devouring Vine is that it’s undying. It has a very powerful regenerative ability. As long as its heart is still around, it can still come back to life even if its body has turned to ashes.”
“But his heart has already disintegrated with him…”
“No.” Yin Ji’s voice became very ethereal as if it came from afar. “His heart has always been here.”
Huanhuan was very surprised and hurriedly asked, “Where?”
“It’s on you.”
He was in disbelief. “On me? How is that possible?!”
“Do you remember the flower that Xing Chen gave you before he left?”
After Xing Chen left, Huanhuan made the flower into a necklace and always wore it. She took the necklace off her neck and looked at the white flower in her palm.
“What about the flower?”
Yin Ji said, “Take a closer look at the depths of the stamen.”
Following his instructions, Huanhuan peeled open the petals and saw a small milky-white seed hidden in the depths of the stamen.
She took out the seed. “What’s this?”
“Xing Chen’s heart.”
Huanhuan was stunned. “T-This is a heart? No way? It looks like a seed!”
“Calling it a heart is just a nickname. It actually refers to something Xing Chen finds important. To humans, it’s the heart that matters. However, to plants, the most important thing is the seed.”
There was nothing wrong with this logic!
Yin Ji said, “The Soul-Devouring Vine’s seed is in your hands. Do you want him to live or let him sleep forever? The choice is in your hands.”
Huanhuan thought of Xing Chen’s twisted personality and hesitated.
“If he were to come back alive, would he still remember me?”
“I don’t know.”
“Will he still remember the past?”
Yin Ji still said he didn’t know.
Huanhuan was in a difficult position. She really wanted to make things up to Xing Chen, but she was afraid that after he was revived, he would not be able to control himself and do something that would hurt others.
Yin Ji said, “Go back and think about it before making a decision.