Chapter 370 An Unexpected Accident, the Wheel Is Tumbling down
“Young Lady, Fifth Young Lady has entered the carriage. Shall we go ahead of her?” Ning Yuling’s maid, Yanyue, lifted the corner of the curtain and saw Ning Xueyan getting into the carriage in front of her. She reported to Ning Yuling in a low voice.
“No, if so, it will arouse the little bi*ch’s suspicion.” Ning Yuling scratched her hand, feeling a little itchy.
“But what if they misjudged the target and bumped into you?” Yanyue put down the curtain in her hand, shifted her body, and said this uneasily. When she thought that there might be danger later, she could not calm down. If she were not careful, she would die as well.
“It’s impossible. They may bump against our carriage at most.” Ning Yuling sneered smugly with a trace of hatred in her eyes. She subconsciously scratched her wrist. This time, Ning Xueyan would be either dead or disabled. If she had good luck, there was still Xia Yuhang.
This time, Ning Xueyan would not be able to find a way out.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. She deliberately changed the carriage to avoid being suspected, so the best way to put herself in danger. Even if the carriage was intact, Ning Yuling would pretend to be injured. She could not let seem as if Ning Xueyan was so unlucky, yet she remained safe and sound.
She felt it worthwhile to suffer from the necessary flesh wound. In the days and nights outside the capital, she dreamed countless times of how she tortured Ning Xueyan to death. Now, it was finally coming true. How could she not be proud?
The two carriages were running smoothly on the street. After a while, they unexpectedly met Xia Yuhang. Knowing that the Ning sisters were going to the Xia Manor, they turned their horses around and followed the carriages to the Xia Manor.
“Young Lady, what’s wrong with your hands? How did you get these?” When she heard what Ning Yuling said, Yanyue did not dare to say anything, no matter how afraid she was. She subconsciously lowered her head, only to see several surface scratches on Ning Yuling’s white wrist. It seemed that there was also a red and swollen blister on her wrist, which shocked Yanyue. She could not help screaming out.
Ning Yuling, who was itching, reached out to scratch it again. When she heard this, she lowered her head and saw that on her wrist. She suddenly became pale and looked blank. She did not feel well anymore, and her whole body began to tremble violently.
This was her most terrible nightmare. She had a rose-face, but it was disfigured. During that period, she almost dared not meet anyone. She felt desperate and resentful. She smashed all the mirrors in the room, and she scratched the faces of all the beautiful maids that she could see.
She did not find it any different from the last time. There were not many small blisters on her wrist, and they were not visible. Only the tiny lumps on the scratches were more noticeable.
“Young… Young Lady, what should we do?” Yanyue was also frightened. She trembled and stretched out to pull Ning Yuling’s hand. She wanted to roll up her sleeves to see if there was something on her arm as well.
Ning Yuling was nervous and let Yanyue roll up her sleeves. As expected, she saw some red marks on her arm. Looking carefully, she found that all of them were tiny herpes.
“Young Lady, do you want me to see if there are herpes on the other parts of your body?” Yanyue asked, gritting her teeth. She bore the discomfort in her heart and did not dare to show any expression of disgust on her face. She would never forget how those maids who showed such an expression had died so miserably.
Ning Yuling was in a panicky state at this time. She unfastened her belt and pulled it out. Yanyue dared not neglect her duty and took off half of her clothes. Fortunately, it was spring, so the clothes she was wearing were light. When she took them off, she could see that there were several swollen herpes on the snow-white skin on Ning Yuling’s chest and back. There were only a few, but it made one feel numb when they were all in a cluster.
“Young Lady, there’s something at the back and the front. What… what should we do?” Yanyue was frightened by Ning Yuling’s herpes. Meanwhile, Ning Yuling’s gaze slowly became gloomy. Under such a gaze, Yanyue felt as if she was being stared at by a viper. Even if she bit her lip, she could not help trembling.
The Young Lady felt suspicious about her. In the carriage, she did not dare to get up. She directly knelt and pulled at Ning Yuling’s clothes. She was in a hurry to explain, “Second Young Lady, I didn’t. I really didn’t. It has nothing to do with me.”
Suddenly, a burst of rapid hoofbeats could be heard. Someone shouted, “Look out! Get out of the way. The horse was startled!” The sounds came closer and closer in a second. Then, the horse pulling their carriage also seemed to be frightened. With a scream, the carriage shook twice and it suddenly dashed forward.
“Young Lady, be careful!” In the carriage in the front, Xinmei had been leaning against the wagon-box, and was fully alert. Now, Xinmei reached out to hold Ning Xueyan’s hands, trying to keep her firmly in place.
On the street, a startled horse rushed in from behind, and the man on horseback screamed. Ning Xueyan and Ning Yuling’s carriages were in front of the horse. First, it was Ning Yuling’s. Then it was Ning Xueyan’s. The man on horseback pulled the reins hard. Fortunately, the horse did not hit Ning Yuling’s carriage, but brushed against it at a certain angle. Then, it ran against the front of Ning Xueyan’s carriage directly.
Ning Xueyan’s carriage driver was very skilful. He quickly pulled aside to avoid it. But because the startled horse ran so fast, it almost rubbed against the horse’ s neck.
Immediately, both Ning Yuling and Ning Xueyan’s horses were shocked and rushed forward together. The two coachmen pulled desperately on the reins. The rushing horse had disappeared in a flash, but the two carriages ran forward uncontrollably.
Xia Yuhang was riding a horse between the two carriages, one in the front and behind. He tugged at the horse’s head and tried to avoid it. Now, he found that the two carriages were speeding uncontrollably. He immediately dashed forward from behind and shouted at the carriage in front of him, “Fifth Sister, hurry and jump off the carriage. I’ll catch you.”
“Xinmei, leave me alone. I will hold on to the carriage curtain at the back.” Ning Xueyan said, gritting her teeth, and gripped the carriage curtain tightly. She knew she was weak, so she deliberately entwined the long carriage curtain twice around one of her arms.
This was the most chaotic moment.
“Young Lady, be careful. I’ll be ready in a minute.” Xinmei knew the situation and answered hurriedly. She decisively pulled one of Ning Xueyan’s arms down and turned to lift a small curtain from the back of the carriage. There was a small window there. She flicked her fingers and a small stone between her fingers was shot backward.
It hit the eyes of the horse at the back. At that time, the horse at the back had not been too severely bumped against. However, the horse in front and the horse next to it, were shocked. So, it just ran a few steps after them and calmed down. Suddenly, it felt a pain in its eyes. It immediately speeded up and ran to the other side in a hurry.
Ning Yuling, who was in the carriage, was suddenly jolted. She could not hold on for a moment and bumped heavily against the side of the carriage. She screamed in pain.
Yanyue was pulling at Ning Yuling’s clothes. Now, she was also hit and became confused and dizzy. The spring clothes were thin. When they fell, the front part of Ning Yuling’s clothes came off, and her half-undone clothes were immediately ripped open.
However, both of them screamed out of fear now, so they did not notice this unusual thing.
“Young Lady, I’ll jump with you!” Xinmei quickly turned around, holding one of Ning Xueyan’s hands, and said.
“Okay!” Ning Xueyan did not say much. She nodded and reached out to hold Xinmei’s hand. The carriage suddenly jolted, as if something had fallen off. As the whole carriage lurched to one side, her eyes turned cold. As expected, the carriage had been tampered with.
Xinmei could not wait any longer. She held Ning Xueyan’s hand and jumped out in a different direction from Xia Yuhang’s. Since it was the wheel on the other side that was damaged, it should be fine here.
Ning Xueyan was pulled out of the carriage by Xinmei. Even though Xinmei had reduced most of the impact of the fall, she could not help falling to the side of the carriage.
The neighing of horses and screams of people could be heard. People on the street could only see two ladies falling out of the carriage and on to the ground. Coincidentally, the wheels on this side of the carriage flew off too. Being jolted about by such fast wheels, one would surely die.
Xinmei stood in front of Ning Xueyan, and Ning Xueyan subconsciously clenched her teeth. At this crucial moment, she pulled Xinmei hard, so as to draw Xinmei away.
If the wheel rolled directly into her, even if Xinmei was a skilled martial artist, she would have little chance of survival.
Initially, she thought that Ning Yuling’s carriage had a broken wheel. Unexpectedly, she did not give her a chance to live. The two wheels broke one after the other, and the carriage turned over. The men had no chance to survive.
The carriage wheels had come straight toward her, so Ning Xueyan’s mind went blank.
Suddenly, the screams stopped. After the vast collision, dust flew in the air. The expected violent collision did not happen. She seemed to hear a loud bang in her ears. Then everything fell silent.
Ning Xueyan raised her head and looked at the wheel that had tumbled down and the carriage, which had been smashed into pieces, with a black gold whip hanging on its wheel.
Ning Xueyan looked up along the tip of the whip. A pair of cold and beautiful eyes could be seen, with hostility in it. In everyone’s eyes, it was the blood-red Manjusaka blooming in hell. But now, it seemed to be heaven for Ning Xueyan. She relaxed her grip and let Xinmei go. She became limp but gritted her teeth, so that she would not fall on the ground.
“Fortunately, fortunately, he’s here!”
“Fifth Sister, are you alright? Are you hurt?” Xia Yuhang ran over from the other side with a look of panic and anxiety in his eyes. It seemed that he cared about her, as if she was the most important person to him. With his pale eyes and flustered looks, he acted his role to perfection.
Her beautiful eyes instantly grew cold. Then, she showed a gentle expression and said, “Eldest Brother-in-law, go and take a look at Second Sister. I’m fine.”
With a trembling voice, Ning Xueyan pointed in the direction of Ning Yuling’s carriage. The carriage had ended at another road.