Chapter 677: Fear of losing one’s freedom
Chen Ning did not know how long she slept and she did not know she was in Chu Shao Yang’s embrace.
She was too tired, even to the point of wanting to die, especially after that taxing competition. She had used all her strength and so she fell asleep without knowing anything.
Finally she sleepily opened her eyes and found pure darkness in front of her. There were no stars or moonlight, and her head still felt very fuzzy, so her head ached with pain.
“Where is this place? Did I die? Is this hell? Why is there no light?”
She was not awake for long before falling unconscious again.
When she woke up again, she found that there was still no light in front of her. She reached her hand into the darkness. She was completely awake this time so she knew she was not dead and she was still alive!
But where was she?
She could feel that she was lying on a comfortable bed and there was a blanket over her. When the silky fabric touched her delicate skin, it was very smooth and comfortable.
“So the reason I can’t see anything is because it’s night time and there are no lights in this room.” She thought to herself.
She knit her brows and thought of the final scene from before she fainted. She could only decisively see Chu Shao Yang’s figure and following that she knew nothing.
Then was she taken back to the palace by Chu Shao Yang?
Was this the Flowing Cloud Pavilion?
“Chun Tao! Xia He!” She shouted out.
She did not like the darkness, especially this kind of darkness without any bit of light. She was used to having a small candle lit beside her bed even when sleeping, giving off a faint light.
There was no one that replied. Other than her voice echoing in this space, there was no other sounds.
Chen Ning suddenly realized that something was wrong.
Because she couldn’t hear a thing.
Although the Flowing Cloud Pavilion was peaceful, she would normally hear the breeze blowing through the window, the chirping of crickets from outside, and would smell the scent of flowers blown in the window. Everything about that place was alive and the air flowed through the room.
But now she felt like everything here was locked up.
There was no wind, there was no flowing air, there were no crickets, and there was no flower fragrance. All she could smell was a strong rotten scent.
She suddenly sat up from the bed and wanted to sit up. However, she suddenly heard a clear sound that seemed like metal clanging.
Following this, her wrist tightened as something pulled her back onto the bed.
She was shocked as she reached out to touch her wrists, finding two metal chains which were firmly tied around her wrist. She tried moving her feet and found that her ankles also had chains wrapped around them.
The chains were not long or thick, but they were very strong. Her entire person was trapped to the bed.
She was shocked and angry. It was very clear that she was trapped here by someone.
“Is there anyone there? Let me go! Chu Shao Yang, is it you! Why did you lock me up here? Chu Shao Yang!” She shouted through gritted teeth.
Her voice echoed in the dark room, one call after the other. Her voice was already hoarse from shouting, but no one replied to her from beginning to end.
Her throat was dry and painful, unable to make another sound. She opened her eyes wide in the darkness, but she still couldn’t see a thing. She began to pant heavily as her heart filled with fear.
This fear of completely losing her freedom made her heart fill with absolute despair.
She did not even know who was the one that imprisoned her. Why did they imprison her and how long would she be trapped here?