877 Side Story One
In the blink of an eye, three months had passed.
Due to the invasion of the demons, many beasts were forced to leave their hometowns and hide in large tribes or beast cities to take refuge.
Now that the war had subsided, these beasts began to leave one after another and return to their hometowns. A small number of beasts simply stayed in their tribes or beast cities to live.
Many outsiders had recently appeared in Rock City.
They wanted to stay in the city and settle down. They were looking for work.
In order to prevent this new batch of beasts from learning crooked methods because they could not find a job, Shuang Yun specially got someone to post notices in the city and recruit a large number of people to repair the city walls and buildings that had been damaged in the war.
The city was thriving.
However, Huanhuan was not in a good mood.
It was because Sang Ye’s identity had been exposed.
Many forces in the City of 10,000 Beasts used this as an excuse to force Huanhuan to give an explanation.
If not for the fact that Huanhuan had four powerful male beast companions by her side and an extremely high reputation in the beast continent, those forces would have long come knocking on her door to condemn her.
Now, they only wanted an explanation. It was already quite polite of them.
It was an undeniable fact that Sang Ye had killed many beasts.
Even if Huanhuan wanted to protect him, the others would not allow it.
No ordinary beast would allow a demon to appear in their territory, and it was a very powerful demon too!
Shuang Yun said angrily, “Let me beat those guys up until they can’t speak. They won’t dare to find trouble with Sang Ye anymore!”
Xue Ling chuckled. “Can you shut them up? Can you shut up so many people in the world?”
“Then what should we do? We can’t just watch them force Sang Ye to death, right?!”
Bai Di looked at Huanhuan. “What do you think?”
After a long silence, she said, “All of you should leave. I want to talk to Sang Ye alone.”
Bai Di, Shuang Yun, and Xue Ling left the room with the children, leaving only Huanhuan and Sang Ye in the room.
She walked to Sang Ye and raised her hand to help him straighten his clothes. “I told you, I won’t let them hurt you.”
Sang Ye looked down at the little female in front of him. The tenderness in his eyes melted the cold aura on his body.
She looked up at him. “But you killed too many beasts in the past, and those beasts were innocent. We owe them an explanation.”
Huanhuan leaned against his chest and closed her eyes, holding back the tears that were about to fall from her eyes. “I can’t bear to part with you, but if I forcefully keep you by my side, they’ll definitely think of ways to harm you. I can do my best to protect your safety, but I have no choice but to let them look at you with hatred. Compared to the City of 10,000 Beasts, you might have a better life if you return to the demon race.”
Sang Ye hugged her and said indulgently, “I’ll listen to you.”
Three days later, Sang Ye was sent by the prophet to the vast icy plain to guard the border between the beast continent and the territory of the demons. He would remain there forever to prevent the two races from fighting again.
Huanhuan sent Sang Ye 15 kilometers away and held his hand reluctantly.
“The weather in the vast ice plain is cold, especially at night. I heard that even spit can turn into ice. I specially prepared a few warm mink fur coats for you. They’re placed in the space. If you’re cold, remember to take them out and wear them.”
Sang Ye nodded. “Okay.”
“If you’re bored, you can write to me. It would be best if you could write to me every day to let me know how you’re doing over there.”
She looked around slowly. After making sure that no one was paying attention, she tiptoed and whispered into Sang Ye’s ear, “You can come back secretly every winter. At that time, the snow will seal the mountain. The beasts will stay at home and won’t go out easily. Even if you come back, they won’t know.”
The corners of Sang Ye’s mouth curled up. “Are you secretly breaking the rules for me?”
“It wasn’t easy for me to climb to the position of prophet. In order to protect the beast continent, I almost lost my life a few times. I don’t ask for anything else. So what if I break this small rule?”
Although her words were self-righteous, Huanhuan rationally lowered her voice to prevent others from hearing her.
Sang Ye lowered his head and kissed her on the cheek. “I’m leaving.”
Huanhuan immediately moved the other side of her face closer. “And kiss this side too.”
Sang Ye kissed her again seriously and carefully.
After this kiss, he turned around and strode away.
He did not look back.
Huanhuan’s shout came from behind him.
“Be careful on the road. Take care of yourself. Remember to write often!”
After sending Sang Ye off, Huanhuan brought Clement back to the City of 10,000 Beasts.
Someone came forward to accuse her of being biased.
“Sang Ye is the commander of the demons. So many beasts died under his hands back then, but you let him go just like that? How can you face those dead beasts?”
The others agreed.
“That’s right! We know that Sang Ye is your partner and you have deep feelings for him, but he has done so many wrong things. How can you let him off just like that?!”
After they were done, Huanhuan started to speak.
“I sent him to the vast ice plain so that he can suppress the demons and prevent them from stepping into the beast continent again. If you’re not satisfied with my decision, I’ll call him back now and let you go to the vast ice plain instead.”
Hearing this, everyone was so frightened that their faces turned pale. They hurriedly waved their hands and said no.
Huanhuan sneered. “I tasked Sang Ye to go there. If you think it’s inappropriate, I’ll let you go in his place. However, you guys don’t dare to do it. So, what do you think we should do about this?”
No one could answer, and their expressions were very awkward.
“If any of you are dissatisfied, I’ll ask you to go to the vast ice plain immediately and guard the border with Sang Ye.”
After saying this, Huanhuan walked away without looking back.
The vast ice plain was located at the border between the beast continent and the demons’ territory. The land there was barren with a huge difference in temperature between day and night. The oxygen was thin, and the living environment was extremely harsh. No one was willing to suffer in such a place.
From then on, no one dared to raise any objections to Sang Ye going to the vast ice plain.
Sang Ye wrote to Huanhuan every day.
He said that he had built a house on the vast ice plain, which was decorated exactly like their home in Rock City.
He also led the beast soldiers to try to farm on the ice plain.
Due to the harsh climate, they kept failing at first, but after many corrections and improvements, they finally harvested the first batch of cabbage sprouts.
In the letter, Sang Ye said that they had cooked soup with cabbage sprouts. It tasted especially fresh and sweet!
Huanhuan saved every letter he wrote.
She pushed open the window and shouted at Bai Di in the courtyard, “Let’s eat cabbage sprouts tonight!”
Bai Di looked up with a gentle smile.