The morning came, and the guards felt exhausted from staying awake all night. They felt the anger, and hate getting stronger. They were helplessly looking around, trying to get a glimpse of hope.
Suddenly, a fog surrounded them and a killing intent felt thick in the air, which made the young prince open his eyes in alarm.
” Bo! Jiaying!” He exclaimed, feeling afraid.
“Young Master?” Bo and JiaYing asked their voice full of annoyance for being awakened.
JiaYing noticed the fog and felt scared for the young prince’s life. She activated her ability to see through the fog, the owl eye.
In an instant, the carriage stopped moving.
JiaYing saw the Guards walking into the forest. She heard a ‘whoosh’ sound carried in the air towards them. Without any delay, she pushed the prince swiftly down, and an arrow hit the spot where the prince was a moment ago.
Zheng Lu’s mouth dropped in shock. He looked at the arrow then at JiaYing who saved him, then at Bo who closed her mouth with both her hands with wide eyes.
“We need to leave,” JiaYing was determined to save the prince.
She led them quietly outside the carriage while holding both their hands.
“I will keep watching, both of you need to run through the forest,” she told them.
“Where did the guards go?” Zheng Lu wondered.
“They betrayed us,” the old maid sighed in disappointment.
“Wow! They deserved getting starved then,” Zheng Lu happily clapped his hands.
“Shush! Don’t make a noise!” she scolded him.
“Take Bo and leave, I will distract them,” she told him.
“What about you?” Zheng Lu asked in horror.
“I must protect you,” she whispered.
“We can survive together,” Zheng Lu replied.
“No! You are more important than anyone else,” she whispered again.
“Bo, take care of him!” JiaYing said making both of them tear up.
“Yes! I will,” Bo said, holding her sobs.
“JiaYing! Please,” Zheng Lu pleaded her with his eyes.
JiaYing couldn’t stop her hands that reached her younger master’s face and wiped his tears.
“You are my best friend, my savior, my family! If it weren’t for you I would have been already dead,” JiaYing said.
Without hesitation, she rushed where the arrow came from like a mad person and disappeared through the thick fog.
Zheng Lu hands were shaking, which didn’t go unnoticed by Bo who held his hands tightly in comfort.
“We need to go,” Bo informed him, making him ashamed that a young girl can be braver than him.
For her sake, Zheng Lu gathered his courage. If he can’t do anything about the situation, at least he will try to save Bo.
That sounds so silly coming from a person who never faced assassins before. Let’s hope he would save the day and not the other way around.
They rushed through the thick fog; they heard quick footsteps following them making their hearts beats faster. Finally, they passed the thick fog into a clearing. But with Zheng Lu’s luck, no one would blame him for ending up near a cliff.
“Finally we will kill the brat,” one of the guards spat glaring at Zheng Lu.
Zheng Lu backed to the edge of the cliff and peeked to find a valley down there. Without thinking, he gathered Bo in his arms.
Bo felt helpless when she read the prince’s thoughts. She hugged him tightly and closed her eyes, trusting him with her life.
The guy with a scar noticed their body language and started to fire an arrow after another. The prince panicked and threw himself over the cliff. They both fell, the man with the scar wanted to make sure he died for real. He felt determined to finish this mission successfully. He fired the last arrow, which pierced the young prince’s back near his heart. When he heard his screams of pain, he felt satisfied.
Zheng Lu tried to endure the pain. He couldn’t hold the screams that echoed around the area. He clenched his teeth and tried to swallow the rest of it.
Together with Bo, he hit the surface of the valley. Then and there, Lu fainted and his grip around the young girl loosened with it.