After Su Feng Nuan had eaten and drank enough, she became sleepy.
She glanced around, locked her eyes on a large tree, pulled out a ribbon, and threw it upward, having it wrap around the tree branch. She flew up against the force of the tightly wrapped ribbon and onto the tree branch. The tree branch was thick, able to accommodate her slender and still had space left. She found a comfortable position and laid down, closing her eyes.
The man couldn’t make sense of it for a while before asking, “What is the meaning of this, Gu-niang1Miss?”
Su Feng Nuan yawned and said sleepily, “I chased Xiao Hu for more than ten miles, I’m tired, I can’t walk, the sky is also dark already. Let’s sleep here for a night and find a way out tomorrow during the day.”
The man seemed to be looking at her in speechlessness, “You can sleep like that?”
Su Feng Nuan sounded out a yes, and then said in drowsiness, “Of course can sleep, you do as you please.”
The man stopped talking upon hearing so.
The little fox was full and ran to the pit it dug to drink some water, afterwards it ran to the foot of the tree and wrapped itself against it, scratching hard.
Su Feng Nuan heard the
movement, opened her eyes and glanced down and asked, “Do you want to come
Xiao Hu nodded noisily.
Su Feng Nuan let down the ribbon, entangled the little fox, and easily dragged it up to the tree branch.
The little fox nestled happily in her arms, finding a comfortable posture and closed its eyes.
The man looked at the person and the fox. After a moment, he shook his head and broke out in a smile. Finding a clean trunk and leaned against it.
He felt no drowsiness, watching Su Feng Nuan on the tree, with no effort she’s already fell asleep and was sleeping very peaceful. Apparently was used to this way of sleeping. Xiao Hu was in her arms with its eyes closed and lay comfortably in her arms, in the same posture as her, and slept soundly.
One person, one fox and one big tree became the most peaceful scenery of the night.
He watched for a moment and couldn’t help smiling.
At ten o’clock in the morning, the birds were screeching around him coming out in search for food, and Su Feng Nuan, who had been sleeping all night, had finally woke up.
She opened her eyes and saw the man leaning against the trunk. In the morning, the sun shot from the gap between the branches and sprinkled on his face. His appearance was like a beautiful jade sculpture, gentle and flawless.
She sat up and the man hearing the movement, turned to look at her.
She greeted in a spirited mood, “Morning!”
“Morning.” The man smiled.
Su Feng Nuan looked at him and saw a slight blue shadow under his eyes. She raised her eyebrows, “You didn’t sleep all night?” “Slept for a while, but I’m not too used to it.” The man rubbed between his brows.
Su Feng Nuan mumbled, “Really a Gong-zi, so finicky.” Then she said, “You seem like a road blind, so how do you dare to hunt alone in a mountainous forest?”
The man said with a smile, “Not by myself, there was a pageboy following me, but we got separated. I didn’t go into the forest to hunt, I was looking for a type of medicine ingredient herb, and the bow and arrows were to defend myself.”
“What herb? Have you
found it? “Su Feng Nuan asked.
The man shook his head, “Zi-mu 2type of grass Grass, have n’t found it.”
“Zi-mu Grass?” Su Feng Nuan raised her eyebrows. “This is a plant that only sprouts in winter due to its roots being soaked in snow, but it is also extremely rare. You come at this time of the year to find Zi-mu Grass, it’s like searching for a needle in a haystack.”
“No other way, I’m eager to save someone with it. Lingyun Da-shi 3Grand Monk at Linyun Temple said that just the roots of the Zi-mu Grass are enough.” The man raised his hand to his forehead, “It really was hard to find.”
Su Feng Nuan looked at him, “Since you did not find it, doesn’t that mean you can’t save them?”
The man sighed,” I’ve done my best and can’t find the Zi-mu Grass. Will need to think of another solution.”
Su Feng Nuan thought for a moment and said to him,” You want to save someone, how many days have they been sick?”
“Three days, “the man said.
“People who need Zi-mu Grass to save are generally those who have heat poisoning. Due to the cold nature of Zi-mu Grass, it is just to curb the heat poisoning.” Su Feng Nuan looked at him and analyzed, “So, when you saw Xiao Hu yesterday, you immediately drew your arrow. It’s because you found something better than Zi-mu Grass, so you stopped looking for Zi-mu Grass.”
The man nodded with a smile.”Gu-niang4Miss is smart, obviously very knowledgeable in medicine as well. The Lan-huo Fox5Blue fire’s body nature is cold and should be rarer than Zi-mu Grass and is a better cure.”
“The power of your arrow is fierce. It was aimed at the heart of the little fox. It’s to kill it and take it’s heart?” Su Feng Nuan asked. “The coldness of the Lan-huo6Blue fire Fox comes from a ice-like heart. Only the heart can be used as medicine.”
The man admitted, not denying
it,” It is true. ”
Xiao Hu instantly glared at the man from Su Fengnuan’s arms.
Su Feng Nuan patted its head calmly and said, “Unfortunately, Xiao Hu was the one I wanted since the beginning and naturally I can’t give it to you.” Then she asked, “So, the person you want to save must be very important to you? That you’d risk coming out to find it in person?”
The man shook his head, and
then nodded helplessly.
Su Feng Nuan carried Xiao Hu and jumped down from the tree, looked at him, and said generously, “How about this, I can’t give you the little fox, but I have Zi-mu Grass with me. When we leave the forest, I will give one to you.”
The man was slightly stunned, “Does Gu-niang7Miss really have Zi-mu Grass with you?”
“For sure. “Su Feng Nuan held the little fox and started walking ahead.
The man quickly walking to keep up with her, holding his hands together in salute to her, “Zi-mu Grass is very precious, Gu-niang8Miss should not give it to me for nothing, how should I thank you?”
Su Feng Nuan smiled, “Is Gong-zi accustomed to exchanging benefits? Don’t believe that under the sky there is there such thing as giving away for nothing in return?”
The man paused.
Su Feng Nuan said in a no care attitude, “Although Zi-mu Grass is precious, but I have more than one with me and so I don’t feel too big a loss about gifting you one. In the past, when I traveled alone in Jiang-hu, I was always helped by friends from Jiang-hu. If everything is for exchange, it’s too harsh for friendship. People of Jiang-hu are not so calculating. Since you and I met in the mountainous forest and the mountainous forest is also a part of Jiang-hu, so Gong-zi just needs to remember this kindness. If we meet again, if I happen to offend you in anyways, Gong-zi just need to remember I having once lead you out of the mountainous forest and also gifted you a Zi-mu Grass, and let me off easy.”
The man laughed and said, “Gu-niang9Miss’s words are too heavy. In this case, I will not be too modest with you. Thanks.”
Su Feng Nuan stopped talking, holding the little fox and went on. Due to a good night’s sleep, she was extremely energetic today and was moving fast.
After about two hours, the trees became thinner, and a large amount of sunlight came in.
The man said joyfully, “The exit is ahead.”
Su Feng Nuan nodded with a smile.
The two went out and saw a half-hill slope. The Lingyun Town could be seen in a glance.
The man said, “Lingyun Town is in front. Where is the farmhouse Gu-niang mentions of?”
Su Feng’s eyes moved slightly and said to the man, “The farmhouse where I live is still far away. This exit is a randomly found one. Gong-zian can give me an address and after I return and get the Zi-mu Grass I will send it to you.”
The man looked at her, “Is it inconvenient to go with the Gu-niang10Miss to get the Zi-mu Grass?”
Su Feng Nuan laughed, “If you let my mother see you, maybe something would happen, don’t forget, I didn’t return overnight.”
The man coughed suddenly.
Su Feng Nuan looked at him, waiting for his address.
The man said, “I’ll be at the Lingyun Temple these few days. If Gu-niang11Miss sends the Zi-mu Grass to Lingyun Temple, just say you are looking for…”
“Looking for a Gong-zi by the surname Xu. I know. Alright, you wait. It will be delivered to you by noon today at the latest. “Su Feng Nuan said, turning around, embracing Xiao Hu and returned to the mountainous forest.
Before the man could say something, Su Feng Nuan’s figure has already entered into the mountainous forest.