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When Yun Bixue learned that the villagers who were born and raised here sincerely believed in these things, she could not entirely dismiss them as superstitions either. After all, it was very difficult to change decades of a persons mindset with scientific reasoning.
Hence, she could only say, Uncle, Im begging you, please help me. I really cant think of any other way. I want to find my husband. I havent seen him for a long time already and havent heard his voice either. Im really scared that I will lose him. Without him, I wont be able to live either.
Her grandfather was gone now. If she could not find Xie Limo, she did not know how long she would be able to hold on.
She could no longer withstand the feeling of loss anymore. It would really give her a mental breakdown. She was only human, and she would collapse once her emotions had been pushed to their limits.
Yun Bixues eyes reddened, and tears brimmed in her eyes as she said, Uncle, if theres really a mountain god, I will let him see my sincerity as well. He will definitely help me find my husband.
Yun Bixue talked for a while. That uncle was in a dilemma too. Miss, dont be so upset first. You share such a deep relationship with your husband. You can even brave dangers for him. You are a good lady. Just like you said, the mountain god can see your sincerity. He will definitely help you find your husband.
After a long talk, the uncle finally agreed and said, Let me prepare some things and go along with you!
Thank you, Uncle. Thank you, Auntie! Yun Bixue immediately expressed her gratitude and almost cried. She was very moved. With someone who was familiar with the area to help her, it gave her an additional piece of hope in finding Xie Limo.
Dont worry, Miss. Youre a good lady, thats why everyone is willing to help you.
The uncle found a few things and hung it on a shovel. He brought four dogs along with him as well and put on a thick red cotton coat.
Uncle, these are?
Red is the most obvious color to be spotted in snow. These things are necessary for going into the mountains. I raised eight dogs last time. After countless times of going into the mountains, four of my dogs died along the way. As for me, I fell gravely ill, so my body is not good now. My feet are also not as quick as they used to be. The uncle smiled broadly and caressed his four dogs with a loving gaze in his eyes.
Yun Bixue did not know why, but she felt her heart clench a little when she stared at the scene before her. Uncle, I Four of his dogs died after he raised them for so long. How heartbreaking it must have been. Seeing how the uncle was walking right now, he was indeed limping and hobbling.
Miss, you dont have to say more. Since Ive agreed to come with you, I will help you search as well. Did you bring your husbands belongings? It would be best if the item has his smell. The dogs can lead the way based on the scent!
Yun Bixue immediately took out a handkerchief from her bag. It was one that he used frequently. After letting the four dogs sniff its scent, she kept it in her pocket.
After saying goodbye to the auntie and a few villagers, Yun Bixue set off with the uncle to find Xie Limo.
The deeper they ventured into the mountain valleys, the more uneven the paths became. Only when she walked through the place herself did Yun Bixue realize how cold and freezing the place was, and how dangerous it was.
As they walked, the uncle explained to Yun Bixue about the roads as well as how to differentiate the path courses based on the signs of nature.
As they talked, the uncle began to talk about the changes in Gui County. This place originally belonged to the South. The climate change here has been really abnormal in the past two years. Our Gui County also started to be covered in heaps of snow. At first, we were really excited to see the snow. Afterwards, we would rather there not be so much snow here because the sunlight cannot reach the low-lying areas in the valleys, so the snow there would not melt either. For the past few winters, quite a few villages would be buried in snow, and many people have died as well.
Yun Bixues heart clenched as she listened to him. Doesnt the country care about this?
They do, but its not much use. Its just like the rescue teams this year. I heard that its all thanks to that Minister of State Affairs who came from the capital. Hes really a great man!