Chapter 1227: Depending on Each Other for Warmth
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The girl gathered plenty of dried firewood and a huge pile of dried leaves. Her movements on the grass caught Mu Yichen’s attention. Seated on the ground, she pulled out a flint and a dagger, then hit the flint with blade of the dagger. The dried leaves sizzled with smoke when the sparks landed on them.
Under her efforts, a bonfire was finally started.
Her face glowed as she vacantly threw dried sticks and leaves into the ablaze pile.
All of a sudden, she turned toward the gloomy Youyou who was not far away. “Come here!”
His brows furrowed at his minor setback.
Not even a whiff of smoke was present after all his efforts in trying to start a fire, yet she did it so effortlessly.
How did she do it?
She skewered the snake meat proficiently and set it over the fire before breaking some dried firewood to throw into the fire. She told them blankly, “We’ll continue walking after a short break.”
The younger boy stood up with a frown and went over to sit down by the fire.
When she flipped over the smoked meat, a light sniff from her let her smell its alluring aroma.
She was so calm that there was no ripple on her face as the leaping, reddish flames were reflected in her eyes.
Despite their dangerous situation, her stern eyes showed no sign of any childlike fear. She had a dark and somber expression on her face and her were lips drawn into a cold and haughty line sans a bit of gentleness.
Mu Yichen could tell that the girl had a wealth of experience in wildlife survival from her swift actions.
In fact, she had experienced and survived environments more perilous and harsher than this.
She was once forced to enter the Amazon rainforest in her desperate flight from a rival country’s military troops.
To avoid pursuit, she had to pick the most dangerous and treacherous path and nearly lost her life from snake bites several times.
Who could understand the fear and panic from her desperation to get through a jungle filled with poisonous bugs?
Who could ever understand the despair of having to endure the bitter pain while huddling in the darkest corner?
Her formidable skills were what she got in exchange for that hellish training.
She abruptly stood up and tossed the leaf-wrapped snake meat in front of the twins. “Eat up.”
“I’m not eating.”
“Take a break, then. We’ll be leaving soon.” She turned to return to the fire.
After a pause, she continued. “There are wild beasts on these mountains. We can’t stay here for too long.”
The overnight operation left her completely exhausted in body and mind. She surveyed her surroundings before placing her camouflage cap on her face and closing her eyes to rest.
The evening breeze was bone-chilling in the mountains. From afar and down the mountains, she could hear the occasional wolf howls and see a vast white patch.
She looked up at the sky with glistening, stern eyes and a frowning face.
It was getting darker as the night deepened.
The winds in the mountains were cold and strong. Her eyes drooped slightly as she huddled to herself tightly against a stone wall. Her clothes were too thin; she would have long frozen if she were not near the fire.
She did not dare to sleep or even take a nap, though.
One reason was that her body temperature would drop very quickly in such a frigid environment. She was afraid that she would pass away just like that once she slept.
The second reason was that it was very dangerous on these mountains with wild beasts roaming about. How could she drop her guard?
It was her mission to bring Youyou back to safety.
The fire gradually died, leaving behind several weak sparks.