Tianling Imperial Palace, Huayang Palace.
Shangguan Wan leaned against Jiang Yuchengs arms, holding his arms tightly as if she were clutching onto her final straw.
“…Yucheng, help me.
Help me… Only you can help me…”
She kept puking blood out, and her voice was hopelessly hoarse.
She looked dispirited like a harsh ghost.
Jiang Yucheng had never seen Shangguan Wan in such a state.
He suppressed the disgust in his heart and tried to push her away.
However, Shangguan Wan held him tightly, and he couldnt just ignore her.
Jiang Yucheng was worried that if he used too much force, it would greatly impact her again.
Hence, he could only hold it in.
Looking at the light flowing under Shangguan Wans skin, he furrowed his brows tightly.
“What exactly have you offended”
He originally thought that after Shangguan Wan hid underground, she would only attack those people personally.
However, he didnt expect that the latter would use those roots.
Thinking of Yang Qiner—who self-destructed previously—and the similar bloody smell of rot on her, his face turned cold.
“You attacked Yang Qiner long ago, right”
Shangguan Wan was very guilty and averted his gaze.
“I… I just used some of her strength… However, I also dont know whats with the roots…”
Jiang Yucheng felt that Shangguan Wan was too stupid because she dealt with Yang Qiner in Xi Ling City. There are so many eyes on her in the dark and in the open! Once someone discovers it, she wont even be able to save her position as the Third Princess, let alone ascend the throne! But Yang Qiner is already dead now, and there isnt much meaning to pursue this matter.
Once an outsider sees Shangguan Wans current state, they will definitely recall Yang Qiners appearance.
So no matter what, we have to think of a way to solve Shangguan Wans problem.
Jiang Yucheng held his breath in as he stared at Shangguan Wan deeply.
“Sit up first.
Pass me your hand.”
Once Shangguan Wan heard this, her eyes instantly lit up.
Then, she hurriedly struggled to sit up from his arms as she passed her hand over.
Jiang Yucheng glanced at it and saw a hand that was thin to the bones—even with some blood stained on it, which smelled nauseating.
Jiang Yucheng forced himself to hold it in as he stretched out his palms and gradually stuck it to Shangguan Wans hand.
After that, he circulated his surrounding force.
There seemed to be a layer of black mist that gradually spread across his eyes, slowly infiltrating his eyes to become black.
Even the sclera of the eye became an intense black color.
At first glance, it looked like two dark holes—it was a little terrifying.
Force was slowly injected into Shangguan Wans body.
More than half of her Yuan meridian had been healed, so the transmission of force was rather successful.
At this point, that ball of dark-green light had already flowed to her shoulders.
Jiang Yucheng controlled his force and leaned in bit by bit.
Shangguan Wans face looked pained.
The places where Jiang Yuchengs force went through seemed to be cut by a knife.
If someone outside was watching, they would shockingly realize that the force Jiang Yucheng sent out was actually much stronger than his current cultivation level.
Logically speaking, this definitely wasnt force he could release.
However, Shangguan Wan seemed to have known about this earlier on, so she didnt look shocked and forcefully held in all the pain.
When the force slowly reached Shangguan Wans shoulders, it fought with the dark-green light and suddenly exploded.
The explosion sound then made Shangguan Wans body shake, and her muscles and blood flew everywhere from her shoulder area.
“Ah!” Shangguan Wan didnt pay attention momentarily and was taken aback by this sudden change as horror and shock overwhelmed her heart.
After a temporary daze, that excruciating pain then spread all over.
The Third Princess was in so much pain that her face turned pale, and she almost fainted.
Jiang Yucheng—who was standing near her—was also shocked.
The explosion was too sudden, so he didnt even have time to react and avoid it.
Thus, he was directly affected by the ferocious and violent aura.
His chest shook, and a bloody taste surged up to his lips and teeth.
However, he didnt care about his injuries as he immediately looked up.
Shangguan Wan fell to the floor.
Her left shoulder had completely rotten, becoming badly mangled.
If it had been slightly tilted to the side, her entire arm might directly explode.
That green light actually disappeared without a trace.
Jiang Yucheng was badly affected, and his heart beat wildly. W-what exactly happened just now
Shangguan Wans painful moan pulled Jiang Yucheng back from his thoughts.
His chest was pressed down by the tumbling blood as he went toward Shangguan Wan.
The Third Princess lay on the floor, covered in blood, but the force she absorbed earlier seemed to have restored a little.
Her originally skeleton-like body gradually recovered.
Even though she still slimmed down a lot compared to before, she looked much better than a bag of bones.
Shangguan Wans mind was completely blank as she looked at Jiang Yucheng in front of her.
She opened her mouth, but she couldnt speak at all.
Jiang Yucheng knitted his brows. Considering Shangguan Wans current state, she cant go out to meet anyone no matter what.
There are still so many people waiting outside Minghua Palace, and we cant afford to let them wait.
He pulled out a jade bottle and poured out two pills.
He used one and gave the other to Shangguan Wan.
“This is to circulate your blood and for you to recover—take it first.
Also, with your current body condition, you cant go to Minghua Palace anymore.
Later, Ill get Chan Yi to take care of you.
Besides that, Ill also get Zuo Mingxi to look at your wounds.
We mustnt leave behind any problems.”
Shangguan Wan opened her mouth and begged him miserably with her eyes.
“Ill handle the situation at Minghua Palace.
Ill say to the people outside that you were injured because you helped His Majesty retrieve some herbs, so you need to properly rest and recuperate now.” Within a short period of time, Jiang Yucheng had already made a decision.
Shangguan Wan was hesitant but still nodded with much difficulty in agreement.
She also understood that she could only do this considering her current condition.
After that, Jiang Yucheng turned around to leave.
Shangguan Wan closed her eyes hopelessly and angrily. I can clearly feel that more than half of the force I accumulated with much difficulty was used up after this torture.
I just want to heal my Yuan meridian and become a strong warrior again.
Why is it so difficult! What is going on with that light!
After Jiang Yucheng passed Shangguan Wan to Chan Yi, he returned to Huayang Palace.
The crowd originally thought that Shangguan Wan and Jiang Yucheng would come together, but they only saw Jiang Yucheng alone.
Hence, they couldnt help but exchange glances filled with doubt.
Jiang Yucheng walked to the crowd, and his gaze was worried and concerned.
“Im afraid the Third Princess cant come today.
She was previously injured while helping His Majesty pick herbs, so she needs to lie in bed and rest for a few days.
Everyone, I seek your understanding.”
After a temporary silence, Jian Shuye asked, “May I know what herb it was that could make the Third Princess risk her life to collect it”
Jiang Yucheng paused.