Chapter 2010: Fifty Gold Coins
Ning Shu was quite speechless. They clearly had bad intentions. Otherwise, who in their right minds would bring a group of weak people along?
Ning Shu regretted taking this task. She had to find a way to get out of this situation.
She had a feeling that Miss Mu didn’t hire mercenaries just to protect her.
“Of course, if you are afraid, you can leave. But if you go to Jade Waters Ice Pool with me, regardless of whether the trip is considered successful, you will receive fifty gold coins,” the miss of the Mu family said in a clear voice.
Fifty gold coins were very generous. Yue Shuangshuang’s father would probably not be able to earn fifty gold coins in his entire lifetime. One hundred silver coins would only be converted into a single gold coin.
Many mercenaries in the team were stunned. One mercenary stood up and said, “I’m willing to follow Miss Mu.”
Money really stirred people’s desires. Once one person stepped forward, others followed suit, afraid that they would miss out on the opportunity.
Ning Shu stood still. Perhaps it was because of Mu Ziqi, but Ning Shu’s heart was very guarded against this miss of the Mu Family.
There was also the very powerful Elder Li. He was already so powerful, so what could they want these mercenaries for?
“You also should follow along.” Elder Li pointed to Ning Shu.
Ning Shu quickly waved her hand no and put on an expression of fear. “I…I’m too scared to go, I just want to pick some herbs from the edge and return to sell it to the pharmacist.”
Miss Mu furrowed her beautiful eyebrows and looked at Elder Li. The hunched-back Elder Li said to Ning Shu, “How much would herbal medicine even sell for? If you come, I will give you fifty gold coins right now.”
A guard took out a bag, counted fifty gold coins, put them in a small bag, and threw the small bag towards Ning Shu.
Ning Shu caught the bag thrown at her. It was very heavy.
“All you have to do is to hold the monsters back to give the miss the chance to pick the lotus seeds.” Elder Li’s face was indifferent and his tone was cold.
Ning Shu was really struggling now to find a way out of this.
The fifty gold coins felt scalding in her hand.
She would take this one step at a time. When the time came to fight, she would definitely find a chance and escape. There was no way she would loyally give her life for these people.
The group of people walked into the forest. The dense canopy of the trees blocked out nearly all the sun, so the temperature abruptly cooled down and actually felt a little bit cold.
In the forest, there were the sounds of strange birds chirping and monster rabbits. The monster rabbits were larger than ordinary rabbits and were really hideous. They had none of the charms of normal cute rabbits and were able to bite through stone with a single chomp.
Ning Shu’s eyelids twitched. Her summoned beast seemed even weaker in comparison.
Ning Shu observed the surroundings. On the way, she picked up some herbs and put them in her cloth bag. Elder Li glanced at Ning Shu then glanced away.
There were various dangers in the jungle, even a mosquito could be fatal. Ning Shu didn’t dare to stray from the team to collect herbs. She was also a little afraid that the hump-backed old man would kill her.
In addition, Ning Shu wanted to see the snow soul lotus in the Jade Waters Ice Pool, and if possible, take advantage of it.
This miss from the Mu family was using them, so she might as well also make use of them.
But how could a deadly mountain range possibly be peaceful? The group encountered many attacks along the way. Among them, seeing the long vines of a man-eating tree brightened Ning Shu’s eyes.
It would be great if her blade of grass could grow such vines that moved so swiftly and were impervious to swords.
With every single battle, the number of survivors lessened. Elder Li also didn’t bother to be polite and just let his summoned beast swallow up the dead bodies, causing the snake’s stomach to bulge.
Every time she saw this big snake swallowing people, Ning Shu felt a chill. If she died, she’d also end up buried in the belly of the snake. That would be such a miserable fate.
Many people had already given up in their hearts, but they were already halfway in. Even if they turned back now, they probably wouldn’t be able to survive.