I Excavated an Emperor to Become a Wife - Chapter 17
When they found out that the rope tied around Qin Cheng was broken, they knew that something must have happened to him.
“Wha-what should we do now?”
At first, when they entered the ancient tomb for the first time, everyone felt like their hearts were being twisted tight, but now, it felt more like a death grip. The pitch black path in front of them made everyone feel hesitant to move forward.
It wasn’t that they didn’t want to see what had happened to Qin Cheng, and it definitely wasn’t that they didn’t want to save him. It’s human nature. When one knows there’s a chance of a mortal danger ahead of them, no one can help but choose between their conscience and their own life. Those who choose their conscience in the face of disaster become heroes, but in the end, there were very little heroes, and almost none of them believed that they could become one.
“I’m afraid that there’s really something wrong about this Mausoleum….” Zhang Jun wiped the cold sweat from his forehead and wanted to let everyone leave this place at once. However, when he thought that Qin Cheng was still inside that tunnel all alone… if something really did happen to him, and if he was still alive, waiting for someone to go save him, if they just left, he would feel that Qin Cheng was indirectly killed by them…..
“I think that we should call the police first.” Tang Jiaming, whose complexion was ugly at the moment, said this; and before the sound of his voice could dissipate, there was a huge roar coming from the other side of the wall.
“Boom boom boom–”
It was like the sound of a huge object being dragged forward, rubbing against the ground. The leader of the temporary workers, at the sight of this, shouted: “Damn it! I told you that this was the evil gate of the tomb. If it wasn’t for the money, I wouldn’t have put my life in danger by being here. Let’s go! The tomb can collapse any minute!”
“This…..” He Xing was a little hesitant.
“What are you doing?! Do you want to die?!” Looking at the archeologists in front of him, who were hesitating whether they should leave or not, the man cursed again: “What’s the use of having read so many books? They don’t even want their lives anymore. Come on, let’s go!”
After saying that, he led his own workmates to hurry up and escape.
He Xing looked back at the few people who seemed to have no intention of leaving, and bit down in anger: “In this situation, we’d better leave this place. If we move forward, we can’t be sure whether we will live or die!”
Wu Hai, who has been paying close attention to the sound coming from behind the wall, noticed that the noise on the other side had stopped, and sighed with a frown: “Whoever wants to leave, just follow He Xing and go. This is indeed a place in which we can’t stay for long.” He made a brief pause and then continued: “At the other side of the wall…. I’d better go in and see if I can find Qin Cheng.”
After that, Wu Hai climbed over the wall, took a flashlight before climbing down the wooden ladder on the other side, and said: “If I don’t come out for a while, you can call the police.” He recalled that when the Deputy Bureau named Jiang Ping visited them last time, he said that he was going to block the access to the tomb. If Li Guoxian hadn’t asked his friends to help him at that time, and if it wasn’t for the joint assurance of the entire archeological team, then the tomb would’ve been sealed.
But even if Jiang Ping’s side gave in, eventually, he will try it again given the chance.
“If another incident happens again, more than a decade of research results will’ve been for nothing, and we will lose access to the tomb.”
These were Jiang Ping’s exact words.
If they left Qin Cheng behind just like that… and if Qin Cheng dies, then the tomb will be sealed off. It’s very likely that if that happens, it will be impossible for them to know the secrets of the tomb in their whole life. Wu Hai thought about the fact that he would die in a few decades, and he doesn’t want to die with a restless mind. If moving forwards means death, then he would go and take a look at that death.
“Wait a minute! I’ll go with you!”
“I’ll go too.”
The ones who spoke were Zhang Jun and Tang Jiaming. After exchanging glances with each other, they took a searchlight, and without a hint of hesitation, the two of them followed Wu Hai into the claustrophobic tunnel together.
Su Jingmo was quite interested in the short-haired young man in front of him. Last time, the two grave robbers’ grieving spirits were being very loud outside the tomb, disturbing his sleep. Because of that, he personally came out to shut the two ugly things, and when he was about to slaughter the man in front of him along with his companions, he found that his sword couldn’t hurt him.
He had already been dead for many, many years; and if it was true that it had been thousands of years as the last man said, then he had woken up twice in those thousands of years. The first time was when nearly 100 grave robbers appeared to steal his Mausoleum. The second time he woke up, he saw this man…..
After thousands of years, his body has long since rotten away, leaving behind only a soul that can’t reincarnate. Huh, should he thank the person who buried him, or….?
As if remembering something, Su Jingmo lowered his eyes to look at Qin Cheng. The person in front of him was the first one he met that could actually see him…. and the only one whose soul couldn’t be cut by his sword.
Su Jingmo slightly curved his lips, his pair of peach blossom eyes full of interest. ‘This, what is this exactly?’
Meanwhile, Wu Hai and Zhang Jun were helping Qin Cheng get up, however, he was still in a daze state.
This man in front of him, in front of him…. he’s, he’s….
“We have to hurry up! The stone gate is closing!”
The roaring sound rang out again. Tang Jiaming felt a cold sweat run through his body as he saw how the huge stone gate was moving on its own, for no apparent reason whatsoever.
“It’ll be too late if we don’t leave right now!” With a loud yell, Tang Jiaming pushed the three of them hard, quickly running away from the inside of the Underground Palace.
Zhang Jun and Wu Hai saw that Qin Cheng was looking into the void as if staring at something no one else could see, and without reacting to the events surrounding him at all. The only thing they could do was to throw away the searchlights in their hands in a hurry to drag Qin Cheng out of the Underground Palace!
The huge white marble gate grinded against the ground, emitting a piercing roar, as if the entire mountain was trembling. Qin Cheng, who just regained consciousness, followed Zhang Jun and Wu Hai, who were trying to escape from the Underground Palace. The moment he stepped out, the white marble gate was firmly closed, leaving behind only a dense cloud of dust.
“Let’s get the hell out of here, this ancient tomb is very unusual. We should get out now, and discuss what happened after we’re safe.”
Qin Cheng calmed his breath and nodded: “It’s true that we can’t stay here for too long. Moreover…” Qin Cheng looked at his watch: “It’s already six o’clock, and I’m afraid something bad will happen if we stay here any longer.”
It was nearly mid summer, but the temperature outside the tomb made the four men, dressed in long-sleeved overalls, shiver as they escaped through the tunnel they dug to get into the Mausoleum.
When they got out, they found out that it was raining outside, and at some point, the rain shrouded the entire mountain range in a layer of mist. The road down the mountain was slippery and muddy, and since there were many overgrown weeds and vines, they had to keep their heads down as they crossed over them. What’s more, Qin Cheng was the tallest among the four of them, so he had to be extra careful.
“How come you didn’t even realize that the rope broke?” Tang Jiaming, who was their senior, spoke with a hint of reproach in his voice.
“If you know that there’s a huge possibility of danger, you should’ve been more careful. It’s not too much of a stretch to be 10.000 times more careful if your life is involved!”
“Yeah! By the way, Qin Cheng, did you encounter something inside?” Zhang Jun remembered that Qin Cheng could see ghosts, so he couldn’t help but ask.
“I’m sorry. I ended up worrying you all.”
Qin Cheng knew that if it weren’t for Tang-ge, Wu Hai and Zhang Jun, who had ventured into the ancient tomb for him, he would still be inside the Underground Palace at the moment.
Not to mention the man he saw a moment ago. Taking the ghosts in the grave robbers tunnel for example, he wasn’t able to deal with them. But when he thought of the Underground Palace, Qin Cheng couldn’t help but feel stunned… because he couldn’t stop thinking about that man’s face seemingly smiling, with a bewitching glow, surrounded by a deep darkness.
That man was also dressed like an Emperor. He was the seemingly-called Su Jingmo….
Qin Cheng was sure that if that spirit wanted to kill him, it would be easier than crushing an ant. However, why did he let him go, without doing anything to him?
Qin Cheng was feeling slightly uneasy inside his heart, but he couldn’t figure out where this feeling was coming from.
It wasn’t until he was back in his dorm at the Campus that Qin Cheng realized it in hindsight….
Su Jingmo is interested in Qin Cheng 👀👀👀 and Qin Cheng can’t forget him ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Su Jingmo: *exist*.
Qin Cheng: *horny grip* ( ♥ω♥)!
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