“Master, do you know how to ride a horse?”
He assumed she did not know how to ride a horse as she was a woman and did not go out often.
An Jiuyue could share a horse with Qian Jiyun. Sharing would help them become closer too—it was good for them! Hence, he only brought two horses with him.
An Jiuyue was speechless. She took a deep breath and glared at Yan Nuo sternly.
Even if I didn’t know how to ride a horse, shouldn’t he ask me if I could first?
“Master, don’t be angry. When we complete our pasture, we’ll raise a lot of strong horses. You’ll never lack a horse to ride anymore,” Wei Na said to her.
An Jiuyue was extremely shocked.
Come on! Is Wei Na here to anger me too, right? This has nothing to do with raising horses!
Qian Jiyun got on his horse while she was still fuming. He bent down and extended his right hand towards her.
“Jiuyue, get on the horse.”
There was nothing else she could do. The military camp’s matters were urgent—there must be no further delays. Hence, she decided to make do with it and share a horse with him.
She reached out and placed her hand in his. He lifted her swiftly and placed her in front of him.
The military camp was clouded with tension.
The camp was divided into three. The first section comprised soldiers who had not been exposed to the epidemic disease. They formed the majority and were separated from the infected soldiers.
On the other side, there were two small sections. One lived soldiers who had not contracted the disease but had interacted with the infected as they could have stayed in the same tent.
Soldiers who had contracted the disease lived in the last section. The atmosphere was lifeless there.
Although the percentage of soldiers infected was low, they were still a large group.
With 200,000 soldiers guarding the border, the number of infected soldiers was considered a lot to the commoners, even if they made up a small percentage here.
The military camp’s most pressing need was medicinal herbs. They had given the prescription to the military physicians, who had reserves of some common herbs required. Even if they did not have enough of these common herbs, they could purchase them quickly.
However, two of the herbs needed were a little special. They were not usually used for medicines and, hence, not stocked up in large quantities in the military camp or pharmacies.
This was a huge problem. The prescription was ineffective without the two herbs.
“Xiao Zhu, pack our things quickly!”
There, in one of the tents, stood Xue Ling as she stared outside nervously, afraid that someone would enter. She urged her maid to pack up their belongings repeatedly.
“Miss, we can’t get out at all. What’s the point of packing up?” the maid asked, lifting her head as she put the clothes into her bag.
I regret coming here. Miss Xue Ling is in the military camp. So what if no one is taking care of her? Why did I have to come? There’s a rare epidemic now, and I’m stuck in this.
It would have been better if they stayed in the section for those not exposed to the disease. However, they were currently in the section for those who had contact with the infected soldiers.