The elevator doors opened, and Gu Xingze stepped inside.
After replying to the message, Yun Shishi followed him into the elevator.
However, as soon as one of her feet stepped inside, she felt a sudden turbulence under her. The lights inside flickered a few times, and then the lift actually uncontrollably lurched downward!
At this point, she was halfway into the elevator. Seeing the elevator lurch down uncontrollably and her about to get caught… he hurriedly grabbed her arm and jerked her inside.
Losing her center of gravity, she fell into his arms.
The phone dropped to the ground with a smack!
Because of the elevator's intermittent shaking, both fell to the ground together.
Immediately afterward, they felt a strange centrifugal force. The elevator, which was still falling, seemed to crash to the ground with a bang!
He subconsciously covered her in his embrace. The moment his spine collided with the stiff floor, he had the illusion that his bones had shattered from the impact.
The lift rocked for a bit thereafter, and the lights overhead flickered; everything returned to serenity.
Only then did the elevator slowly close.
Yun Shishi could not react. She was even unaware of what exactly had happened. Once it turned quiet, she scanned her surroundings and saw the elevator's floor panel was black.
From the elevator, she could hear the rope saws swaying, and in this quiet and narrow space, these noises only gave way for uneasiness and anxiety.
This was her first reaction.
Turning to look at the man, she saw his pale face. It was as if he had lingering fear. Clearly, he was still a little shocked by the earlier accident.
Imagine; were it not for his fast actions, he probably could only watch her get caught in the opening.
He did not dare think of the consequences.
She, too, carefully recollected that, just as she stepped into the lift, she felt it abruptly lurch downward.
Gu Xingze had tugged her into the elevator. Thinking about it carefully now, she felt a chill spread from her feet all the way to her spine.
If he had not reacted fast enough, or if he had chosen to push her out, instead, she would have been fraught with grim possibilities.
That was because, in that situation, it would be too late to push her out, too.
She was nearly caught by the elevator opening.
The fear in her heart seemed to devour her from within.
She actually had a brush with death earlier.
Her heart raced and her palms turned clammy, yet she calmed herself at once and expressed her gratitude. "Thank you."
He closed his eyes and quickly quelled his fears. Slowly, he stood up and pressed the floor button.
The floor indicator was no longer glowing.
The lights overhead flickered unstably, while the exhaust fan continued spinning.
He turned to look at her and his thin lips parted. "Shishi, don't be afraid. I'm here with you."
Humming her assent, she felt an explicable calmness and lose her apprehension.
Gu Xingze speculated that the elevator had likely malfunctioned and fell. Fortunately, it only fell a short distance from the first floor to basement three. If it had been from a higher floor, the consequences were unthinkable.