Chapter 170 – She now had a direction to work towards. This was obviously a happy thing. (1)
Ruan Qiuqiu was floating in the air. She looked along the row of willow trees. From a distance, she saw a teenager slowly walking over here with a thin roe deer on his back. He was dressed very strangely. It was obviously very hot, but he was wearing thick animal skin robe and pants, and his complexion was pale.
Ruan Qiuqiu saw him getting closer and closer. She was finally able to make out his face. It was Grandpa Mo!
Ruan Qiuqiu was surprised to see that Grandpa Mo’s hair was already greying at this time.
As Mo Bugui got closer, she saw the deer’s blood dripping down in rivulets.
A terrible roar came from the cave. Perhaps the creature inside was attracted by the scent of blood.
The roar was fierce and frenzied. She could tell that the creature was famished.
Despite that, Ruan Qiuqiu could tell that the sound came from Grandma Ruyi.
It was obvious that Grandpa Mo could tell that too. He didn’t look scared at all and calmly walked towards the cave at a slow pace.
Ruan Qiuqiu followed behind him. Step by step, they approached the cave.
A strong revolting smell wafted over. When she saw the person in the cave, Ruan Qiuqiu trembled. She almost couldn’t believe that person was Grandma Ruyi.
The monster she saw looked completely different from the gentle and beautiful Grandma Ruyi. The monster’s flesh was almost half-rotten and covered with strange black scales. Her eyes were scarlet, and there were deep black lines on her cheeks. It looked as if she was about to lose her mind.
Ruan Qiuqiu widened her eyes. She saw that ugly monster rush up and pounce on Grandpa Mo. It bit right through his clothes to get at the deer. The monster seemed unsatisfied even after finishing off the roe deer.
Grandpa Mo lifted up his sleeve, revealing an arm covered in scars. He placed his arm by her lips. “Go on, eat.” His voice was quiet. Blood dripped down from Qing Ruyi’s fangs and covered his handsome face.
Half of Grandma Ruyi’s face wasn’t rotten yet. Ruan Qiuqiu could see pain and unwillingness on that side. She didn’t seem to have completely lost her mind, but she didn’t seem clear-headed either.
Mo Bugui’s arm was missing chunks everywhere. The sweet smell that came from his arm was irresistible to Qing Ruyi. Saliva dripped down her fangs and the corners of her mouth.
Ruan Qiuqiu was silent as she watched them in this deadlock position.
In the end, Qing Ruyi couldn’t resist the temptation of flesh and blood. She ravenously bit Grandpa Mo’s arm.
As the blood dripped down, Ruan Qiuqiu saw the monster’s gaze becoming more clear. Tears fell from Grandma Ruyi’s eyes.
From beginning to end, Mo Bugui, who was only a teenager, didn’t voice any complaints or pained screams.
They… They were clearly both in pain.
Ruan Qiuqiu’s throat was dry. Her heart was trembling.
Was this what Grandma Ruyi meant by the fiend energy taking over?
Would Mr. Gray Wolf become like this too?
There were pangs in her heart. Ruan Qiuqiu’s vision gradually became blurry. The image in front of her shattered and seemed to be fast forwarding to a later time.
Ruan Qiuqiu didn’t know how much time had passed.
When the changing image settled, the teenager had become a middle-aged man with more gray hair.
Mo Bugui had aged at an extremely fast pace, and the monster no longer bore any resemblance to Grandma Ruyi. She had become a monster that could barely speak and could no longer feel any emotions.
She was truly hideous.
The image abruptly disappeared. Ruan Qiuqiu blankly opened her eyes. She suddenly returned to her senses. Her eyes were already full of tears.
A kindly grandma with crow’s feet stood in front of her and was still smiling.
Qing Ruyi pulled back her hand that had been touching Ruan Qiuqiu’s forehead. Her voice was somewhat empty. She finally answered Ruan Qiuqiu’s question from earlier. “It’s exactly because we once walked on such a gloomy path that we don’t want to see anyone else continuing to take the same path as us.”