Raising My Wife

Chapter 3 The First Encounter

As he was deep in his thoughts, a rustling sound came from behind him. James whipped his head, alarmed by it. "Who is it?"

It couldn't be the two men. They had already gone out.

As James was staring at the place where the sound had come from, a board creaked to the side and light streamed through the hole.

Suddenly, a girl's head popped inside. It was a little girl with two ponytails. She looked smart. However, one step into the dark room, she was already a shivering mess.

"Hello?" The little girl took a deep breath and walked inside. He furrowed his eyebrows. Where did she come from? How did she break the board? Who was she? Could she save him?

She called him again, breaking him from his reverie, "Hello?"

"What?" It was not until then did he realize that she was calling him. He set his eyes on her.

"Did you meet any bad guys?" The little girl pouted her lips.

"What?" He furrowed his eyebrows, still trying to get over the fact that the young girl actually had the guts to sneak into this place.

"Well, you don't look like a bad guy." As she approached him, her gaze fell on his bleeding legs. She frowned. "You're injured. I'll go ask someone to save you." She was about to head to the door to find someone.

"No! Stop!" Just one look at the girl and he could tell she was around 8 or 9 years old. She was smart, given that she insisted to call for help. But wasn't she afraid? He didn't know if they set around men to guard the area, so he couldn't let her risk it.

"Why do you think I'm not a bad guy?" He could tell that this girl would help him, but from the looks of it, he still needed to gather his strength before he'd try to escape.

"I saw some people carrying you up the mountain. They're the ones who looked bad." She shrugged. "What should we do now?"

off the rope on my feet with that. Don't be afraid," he comforted. Thinking of the wounds that wrapped around

he asked. Although the rope was scraping through his wounds, he

time." She struggled as

come here? Aren't

are willing to help

consequences? You shouldn't

nervously looked up at

James already felt like laughing. He didn't understand why he'd reason with a child who probably wouldn't understand him. "Nothing!

girl shrugged her shoulders

was finally broken. He bit back a groan as the pain in his legs grew even

the rope around his wrists.

that meant that his support was gone. James doubled over on the ground,

struggling to pull him up. However, her strength was futile. Although she could

she said anxiously. It was getting dark, and there was no way she could carry him down

to tremble as he stood, but he persisted. "No," he said. "You have two choices. You can go down the mountain yourself, or you find a place to

you of course," she said with

more dangerous, you know. You can get

girl gazed into his injured legs before gripping his hand tightly. "Don't be afraid.

before, but from the way she held him, it was as if she wanted to give him her strength. They were like

seemed as if they had no other choice.

temperature was gradually growing lower. The wind blew in different directions. Although

the painful breeze began to

It was hard to navigate their way through the mountain.

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