Medical Princess - Chapter 638
Yujie had no choice but to leave in a hurry. Knowing that she not only could do nothing to help but also could make them a big target, she pulled Shao Wanru to hide behind a big plum tree and then ran down the mountain to ask for help.
In the heavy snow, the sounds of swords colliding were getting closer and closer. Shao Wanru could vaguely see some figures and hear heart-wrenching screams. She wrapped herself up in the cloak, almost curled up into a ball, watched the figures moving quickly, and didn’t dare to move. Before the situation became clear, she would not act rashly.
Nevertheless, she somehow got fidgety!
It seemed that in an instant, the space flashing with knives and swords was getting closer. Protected by a group of guards, Chu Liuchen was dressed in a snow-white fox fur outer garment and standing straight in the snow. From time to time, the edge of his purple robe under his snow-white fox fur outer garment was revealed, looking splendid against the white snow.
He was protected by four or five guards, confronting a large group of men in black, who wore black masks and looked particularly conspicuous in the snow.
The guards protected him and retreated step by step from the end of the road. The men in black were approaching, and the guards were fighting with them. The blood dripped on the snowfield and stained Shao Wanru’s sight.
The plum tree she hid behind was big, occupying more than half of the road, but it was a place with advantages in both attack and defense. The leader of the guards protected Chu Liuchen and came up to the tree.
Shao Wanru hesitated for a moment and didn’t dare to move!
“Who, who is there? Come out!” A guard shouted harshly when discovering her, who curled up into a ball and pointed the long sword in his hand at her.
Shao Wanru had no choice but to stand up from behind the tree. She, who had been hiding for a while, felt her body stiffened and couldn’t stand up at the moment. She intended to stand straight after taking a breath with her hand on the tree, but fell into a warm blossom and was wrapped up in a large fox fur outer garment. She staggered and involuntarily held the person in front of her.
The faint scent of the medicine was so familiar that she could tell who the person was before seeing him clearly.
“Why are you here alone?” He said in an unkind voice accompanied by shrill screams.
“I… I told Yujie to go back!” Shao Wanru returned to herself from shock, lowered her head, and said. Then she looked up and asked anxiously, “Who sent them?”
Wrapped up in Chu Liuchen’s outer garment and tightly held by him, she actually didn’t see his face.
“I don’t know!” Chu Liuchen raised his head and said with Shao Wanru in his arms. He looked towards the men in black, who were attacking the guards fiercely, slightly lifted the corners of his thin lips to show an insidious and indiscernible smile, turned to the men in black but didn’t say a word.
The guards rushed forward one by one to fight with the men in black. One of the men in black even broke through the defense line of the guards and rushed to Chu Liuchen. Chu Liuchen held Shao Wanru in his arms motionlessly, watched the sword reach the point a finger away from him, and suddenly drew the sword under his fox fur outer garment with the other hand.
The sword flashed and killed the man in black with one strike!
The blood dripped on the pure white snow in front of Shao Wanru. Realizing what had happened, Shao Wanru hurriedly lowered her head and saw that the man in black reluctantly opened his eyes wide, which almost came out of his eye sockets, through the gap of the fox fur outer garment.
She felt her eyes were covered by a pair of cold hands and heard Chu Liuchen’s cold voice, “Don’t look at it!”
Shao Wanru felt her eyes were covered by a pair of hands, which were very cold! Although she didn’t see clearly Chu Liuchen’s movement outside the fox fur outer garment at the moment, she knew that Chu Liuchen killed the man in black in front with the hand covering her eyes now. However, she was not afraid at all.
With her long eyelashes fluttering in Chu Liuchen’s palms, she had an inexplicable feeling, subconsciously pulled down his hands, tried to put on a serious look, and said, “I’m not afraid!”
In the last life, she seemed to have seen more people lying on the stairs of the hall, including the candidates for the consort selection and some others, and all of them were dead!
Meanwhile, she seemed to be not afraid at all and just looked at the imperial palace bathed in blood quietly, as if she harbored profound hatred against everything here.
Blood flowed down from the stairs, and the maidens as beautiful as flowers died on the spot one after another. She watched that indifferently. At that time, was she dead? Was she cut in two at the waist at the bottom of the stairs?
With a buzz in her mind, she held Chu Liuchen’s hand tightly and stared at the ferocious face the man in black showed before his death while thinking of those candidates whose delicate faces had become ferocious.
She remembered that it should happen before her death. Why did she now feel that it happened after she was cut in two at the waist? She didn’t know whether her memory was right or wrong!
Her hands, which was warm, became cold at once and trembled involuntarily. She seemed to see a pair of gloomy and desperate eyes in the bloody sky, and they seemed to be familiar!
But… why… She didn’t know…
“What’s wrong? Don’t push yourself!” Chu Liuchen said while covering her eyes with his hands again. This time she didn’t shake him off. The air was filled with the strong smell of blood instead of the fresh smell of snow. Because her sight was blocked, there also seemed to be a strong smell of blood in her breath.
The strong smell of blood reminded her of the stairs and palaces where numerous candidates lay.
Didn’t Chu Liuchen kill those people in order to become the Crown Prince? If not, why did he do that? Why did the candidates enrage the devil?
She reached out to pull Chu Liuchen’s hand down again stubbornly and hold it tightly with all her strength, as if only in this way could she convince herself that she was real and alive and not the girl cut in half at the waist in that dream.
She breathed deeply. The suffocating feeling made her involuntarily feel short of breath.
Chu Liuchen seemed to find her abnormal. He turned with her in his arms, relaxed his grip on her waist, waved his hand, and let down the fox fur outer garment. He raised her chin with his hand and carefully observed her expression, only to find that her lips, which had always been red, became pale almost with no color and her fluid eyes became dull.
He involuntarily frowned, lowered his head, bit her cherry lips hard, and then let go of her with a hint of worry in his eyes.
The sharp pain made Shao Wanru collect herself. She held Chu Liuchen’s hand and breathed so deeply and rapidly that she choked and coughed violently.
Chu Liuchen compressed his lips slightly and reached out to pat her back. Only when her face recovered did he put down his hand.
“What happened?” Chu Liuchen raised his eyebrows and asked.
“I… seemed to get lose in a nightmare!” Shao Wanru lowered her head and said after collecting herself.
“I told you not to look at it, but you still did that!” Chu Liuchen said in displeasure and reach out to hold her back in his arms. Although he acted quickly, he was not as violent as before and even loosened the knot around his neck to loosen the collar band of his fox fur outer garment.
Shao Wanru was held in his arms and turned around with him. Although she didn’t know what was going on, she knew that they must be in a dangerous situation and she should stay in his arms obediently at this moment.
She sniffed a familiar scent of medicine with a hint of warmth which pacified her heart that was battered and even couldn’t tell right from wrong. She subconsciously grasped the edge of his fox fur outer garment and quietly listened to the sounds from outside. She could still hear them fighting, so it was obvious that the fight was still going on.
“Your Highness, be careful!” Suddenly, a scream came to her ears. Shao Wanru couldn’t see what was going on outside, but she could hear that.
She held Chu Liuchen’s hand and intended to pull him away. However, she felt dragged violently, and then slipped and fell down. Shao Wanru almost closed her eyes tightly at once and waited for the pain.
However, she didn’t feel pain after falling down. She opened her eyes and stretched out her hands, only to find that Chu Liuchen was under her. At this moment, Prince Chen passed out with a pale face and pale lips before saying anything.
“Save His Highness!”
“Hurry up, protect His Highness!” Someone screamed while someone panicked. Shao Wanru, who also panicked, reached out hurriedly to get off Chu Liuchen and picked him up. With a pale face and his lips stained with blood, he spat out a mouthful of blood that sprayed all over her. His blood was of a deep color and a strong smell.
The blood… was not ordinary blood.
She touched Chu Liuchen’s face with a trembling hand while reaching out for Chu Liuchen’s hand with the other hand and intending to feel his pulse.
“His Highness, His Highness is here. Hurry up!”
“Come here. It’s over here!” More guards rushed over from nowhere. Some came to help Chu Liuchen up, some went to block the men in black’s way, and some hurried to break some plum branches to make a stretcher. Shao Wanru was pushed three feet away from the crowd.
Fortunately, seeing so many guards show up, the men in black knew that they were in a disadvantageous position, so they turned around and ran away. But it was too late. Except for two or three of them managing to escape, the rest of them were all killed here.
The men in black lay on the ground in disorder and the snow in the field had been stained with blood.
“Quick, take His Highness to the imperial palace!”
“Hurry up!” The guards were busy rescuing Chu Liuchen. Shao Wanru stared at Chu Liuchen from a distance. The long distance and the guards around him made her unable to see his face clearly. She wondered how he was exactly.
She could not help frowning tightly!
“Miss, Miss!” She heard Qing’er’s voice coming from behind and saw Qing’er show up on the path in a panic. Seeing Shao Wanru standing at the intersection, Qing’er breathed a sigh of relief and looked towards Chu Liuchen who was surrounded by the guards. She was shocked at once and rushed to Shao Wanru.
“Miss, are you alright?”
“I’m fine!” Shao Wanru shook her head and said, looking at Chu Liuchen, who was on a simple stretcher carried out by several guards in a hurry. She frowned tightly with a trace of doubt across her watery eyes. He spat out the blood of a deep color just now. What did it mean?