Chapter 160 - 160:I Can't Help You
"She is walking up." Xun suddenly said as she looked at Princess Mingyu.
Lu Mingyu slowly opened her eyes under the watchful gaze of Long Chen. She sat up on the mattress as she looked towards Long Chen but couldn't understand why her heart felt so pained as she gazed at him. Probably the last scene she witnessed in that vision still affected her.
'Why do I feel the sadness when I look at him? Is it because of what I have experienced in the visions? ' Princess Mingyu thought as she looked at Long Chen with wet eyes.
"Ahh... You don't need to cry. I agree that I am the one who dressed you, but I promise I didn't touch anything! " Long Chen let out with a wry smile on his face as he saw the tears in mingyu's eyes.
"Dressed?" Princess Mingyu muttered as she remembered about her being topless before her visions appeared. Her face turned red as she hurriedly covered her breast. She looked down and breathed in relief as she realized that she was wearing a shirt.
"You dressed me?" Princess Mingyu asked as she looked at Long Chen.
"I did, but only because I didn't want you lying topless in the open. There are many bad people in this world and I wanted to protect you from them. In Fact, when I first undressed you, it was only so that I could apply some ointment to cure your wound and before I could dress you up, You woke up and misunderstood me. As you again grew unconscious, I decided to dress you up. Although you attacked me for no reason, I still couldn't leave you alone in such a situation" Long Chen said with an honest look on his face as he stared in her deep eyes.
"You didn't do anything inappropriate, right?" She asked with a wary look on her face.
"Of course, I didn't! I'm as innocent as one can possibly be! I would never do such an indecent thing! " Long Chen let out in a confident tone as he tilted his head slightly upwards.
"Thank you for saving me," Lu Mingyu said in her soft voice as she slightly bowed her head.
" Really? You're not going to attack me? " Long Chen asked with a doubtful look on his face.
"No" Princess Mingyu replied with a smile.
" Finally, I came across a sane person!! " Long Chen said with a smile.
"Why would I attack my destiny? " Princess Mingyu let out as she looked in Long Chen's eyes.
"Ahhhh .. What?" Long Chen let out with a dazed look on his face as he heard Princess Mingyu's words.
"I believe you are my destiny… " Princess Mingyu said again in a positive tone.
"What the hell? Did I talk a little too soon about you being sane? " Long Chen let out with disbelief clearly written on his face.
" You don't understand!!! It's something that can't be changed" Princess Mingyu said with an emotional expression on her face.
"Young Miss... Are you going insane? We've only just met!!! Although I wouldn't mind making you mine, but it's still insane at how fast you are advancing" Long Chen exclaimed as he looked at Lu Mingyu.
"Just Listen to me for once..." Princess Mingyu said in a loud voice as she stood up.
"Alright. Tell me what you want to say" Long Chen replied as he stood up as well and looked back at her.
"I'm the Princess of Esteria Empire! My brother was killed right in front of my eyes... " Princess Mingyu said as she began telling Long Chen the whole story.
"I used the crystal that man gave me and it brought me to you. You are my destiny that will help me save my empire" Princess Mingyu said to Long Chen as she finished telling him everything.
"Ah ... Nope... Sorry. That crystal didn't bring you to me, instead, it brought you to it" Long Chen let out as he brought out the dead body of Armoured Gale Tiger from his ring and placed it nearby.
"I am really sorry but I think that I killed your destiny a few hours back," Long Chen said with a wry smile on his face.
"Nope, You are the only one who can help me!!! " The girl let out with a voice full of emotion.
" I'm a normal kid. I can't assist you" Long Chen replied to Princess Mingyu as he turned his back towards her.
"You are a normal kid? A normal kid whose cultivation can't be seen by an Earth Realm cultivator? A normal kid who can so easily destroy the attacks of a Third Stage Earth Realm Cultivator? You think you can fool me? Please help me. You really are my last hope. Long Chen fell into deep thought as he looked at the melancholic expression on the girl's face.
"How strong were the cultivators that were trailing after you?" Long Chen inquired with a thoughtful look on his face.
"I think they were Peak Heaven Realm cultivators," Princess Mingyu said to Long Chen.
"And they were the followers of that Prince Zen?" Long Chen asked again as he looked at her.
"Yes," Princess Mingyu replied as she nodded her head.
"So let me be clear here. You want me to go against the people who have Heaven Realm henchmen. Let alone the real peak cultivators of Tricion, even their henchmen are enough to kill me a hundred times over" Long Chen let out with a wry smile on his face.
"I apologize, but I genuinely can't help you. I won't interfere in the wars and conspiracies of empires for a stupid reason, such as my false sense of justness. I'm not ready to throw away my life just yet. I am not a hero and I quite love my life" Long Chen said as he rejected the princess' request.
"I know that you are concerned about your safety and you should be. I can sense that you aren't as strong as Heaven Realm cultivators, but you can become even stronger than them!!! I was sent here instead of my palace for a cause. As much as I hate being unable to do it, it's not in my destiny to stop the war. All I can do is try my best to lessen the number of casualties and protect my land from being overtaken by the traitors of Tricion Empire" Princess Mingyu said with a melancholic look on her face as she looked down.
Long Chen noticed tears falling to the ground as he looked at the young woman standing in front of him.
"I can not do it now. .. But if there's a day when I am strong enough and able to manage it without risking my safety, I will help you," Long Chen said in a soft voice as he gazed at Princess Mingyu.
"Thank you for agreeing to my request," Princess Mingyu said as she looked in Long Chen's eyes.
"How long do you suppose it will take for the war to start?" Long Chen inquired with a serious look on his face.
"The events that transpired today... I believe that the war will start in the span of the next few months... and its intensity will reach its peak in a few year's time" Princess Mingyu said with a worried look on her face.
"Hmm... Can you tell me one thing though?" Long Chen asked Princess Mingyu.
"What?" Princess Mingyu asked back.
"Do you hate the person who gave you this crystal? I mean... he could have easily helped you but he put you in this mess? " Long Chen asked with a curious look on his face.
" I ... I know that he must have his reasons to do so and he helped me survive but yes... I do hate him. I hate him a lot" Princess Mingyu said in an emotional tone. A little bit of anger could be felt in her voice as well.