After hearing Yi Yun's words, I didn't dare to delay any longer. I immediately ran over and pulled my father onto my back.
My father's body was like a block of ice as he stuck to me. After only taking a few steps, I started to shiver. This sort of coldness isn't as simple as losing my body temperature. It's more like a block of ice that has a bone-piercing chill.
However, I knew very well that this would be my father's last journey. I had to persevere no matter what, so I gritted my teeth and rushed out the door.
"Wait!" Yi Yun called out to me. He turned around and placed a blanket on top of my father. Then, he gave me a slight nod.
There was an empty space at the side of the tombs. I took a look and felt a bit sad. There was my mother, whom I had never met, buried there, as well as my grandfather, whom I had only met once.
Moreover, what made me curious was that instead of standing side by side with my mother's grave, my grandfather's grave was indistinctly split at an angle, and the two slightly longer and thinner mounds stood opposite each other like the horns of a goat.
I stood where I was with my father on my back and looked at Yi Yun. He was frowning as he carefully examined the surroundings. In the end, he nodded his head in understanding. He pointed to the place right in front of my mother's grave and said, "This is it."
"Why is it here?" My mother died twelve days after I was born. If my father had gone with her, I would have buried my father and mother side by side, or at least kept them from being lonely.
"Take a look." Yi Yun smiled lightly and pointed at his mother's grave. He made another gesture, heading toward his grandfather's grave before pointing at me. "Do you see anything?"
"Zigzag shape?" I suddenly understood.
"No, it's a trap, a trap!" Yi Yun slightly shook his head, pointing to the empty space directly opposite his grandfather's grave, "There's still one more person here!"
I turned my head to look. If what Yi Yun said was true, then wouldn't it mean that there would be another relative who would leave for me?
I suddenly felt the bottom of the valley. In that case, I really am the nemesis of all my loved ones!
"Your fourth seal is too old, and now you have three. There is only one left, and it's your thirty-sixth birthday!"
"But I don't have any loved ones left!" After saying this, a wave of grief that engulfed all my thoughts roared out from my mind. It was only then that I realized that I no longer had any loved ones left in this world.
Thinking of this, I did not feel sad from the heart, the mood for a moment uncontrollable, to cry to cry.
What is life? Could this be life?
I had never believed in these things before, but at this moment, even if I didn't believe it, what could I do?
Yi Yun was also speechless. After a while, he patted my shoulder and said in a low voice, "Let's hurry, otherwise we won't make it in time!"
I forcefully suppressed my grief as I looked at Yi Yun's back as he lowered his head to dig the grave. For a moment, I actually felt that his back was actually so broad and broad. There was a vague sense of familiarity, just like my father's.
I wiped my face and gently set my father down. Then I picked up my shovel and started digging with him.
In accordance with the requirements of the seal cloud, my father turned his head to the west, his feet to the south, facing my mother from a distance. According to him, the west belonged to the Yin, the south to the Yang, the father to the Heaven, and the mother to the Earth.
Also, because the fourth seal has yet to appear in my Life Spell, I was able to suppress my grandfather's death within a short period of time.
Although Yi Yun's words were sincere, I didn't have the mind to care about it right now. I knelt in front of my father's grave for a long time without being able to calm down.
Right at this moment, a rustling sound could be heard, as if countless people were walking over from afar. I couldn't help but feel that it was a little strange, thinking that the villagers had come again.
But when I looked up, I saw layers of gray objects rushing towards my father's grave from all directions. They were so fast that when they got close, they were covered in goosebumps.
I jumped up and picked up the shovel and stood by my father's grave. I thought I couldn't let these things ruin my father's grave.
As for Yi Yun, he silently stood at the side with a pensive look on his face as he gently waved at me.
"Come!" Yi Yun took a few steps back and stood outside the tombs, waving at me.
I hesitated, but due to my trust in him, I finally put down the shovel and walked to his side in shock. Looking at the dense rat tide, I couldn't help but shiver.
"That's a good thing." Ying Yun smiled and gestured for me to stay away from him.
Just as his voice fell, countless mice crawled across my feet. In the blink of an eye, they had already surrounded my father's grave, forming an extremely perfect circle. After that, they stood in a circle, leaving behind a bare grave.
Seeing Yi Yun lift his hand to check the time, I also took out my phone to check. It was exactly 12 o'clock.
The rats stayed by their father's grave for a long time before they exploded and scattered with strange squeaks.
I looked at the time again. It was exactly 12: 12.
I was secretly amazed and asked Yi Yun in a low voice, "How can this be?"
Yi Yun gave a faint smile, as if a heavy burden was lifted from his heart. "It's done, it's a good thing!"
After saying that, he heavily patted me on the shoulder and carefully sized me up. "Mouse, I'm here to congratulate you. Your father can finally be reincarnated!"
"Why is this happening?" Thinking about that weird scene from before, I couldn't help but shiver.
"Rats are the first of the Twelve Lives, and also the beginning of the age of nine. The Ten Thousand Rats are leading your father to a new beginning, which is to say, to the path of reincarnation. Similarly, a mouse means the end of the previous reincarnation cycle, which means that your father has reached a conclusion in this life." Yi Yun was very relaxed as he explained in detail.
I don't seem to understand, but no matter what, if my father is able to have a good ending, then that is definitely a good thing.
"Thank you," I whispered after a moment of silence.
"You have a reason to thank me. I have a reason for doing all of this." Yi Yun still had a smile on his face.
I didn't pay much attention to what he meant by that. Even if he didn't say anything, I still had the feeling that he was doing the best he could for me since "there's no such thing as a free lunch". I didn't have any reason to force him any further.
"Don't you want to ask me what my purpose is?" Yi Yun revealed an intriguing smile.
"Aren't you going to say that?"
"Interesting." Yi Yun looked at the graves of my parents and grandfather, before asking, "In front of your parents and relatives, let me ask you, are you willing to be my disciple?"
"Disciple?" It was a long time since I had heard words that only appeared in novels and on television.
I looked up at him, and he looked serious, not amused at all.
It's not that I don't want to, but up until now, other than him knowing that he's lacking people, I'm not too sure what exactly he's doing.
"I can assure you that what I have done is absolutely honorable, and I can tell you that without me, you would have been miserable for the next twelve years." He looked me straight in the eye, as if trying to find an answer.
"No." I immediately rejected him.
"Why?" He seemed a little surprised and asked me with a smile.
I bitterly smiled and turned my head to look at the empty area. I shook my head and said, "The fourth seal hasn't appeared yet. That place is reserved for my loved ones. If I acknowledge you as my master, you will be the closest person to me."
"Interesting." Yi Yun laughed, "Where is the loess that doesn't bury people? If you really think of me as someone close to you, so what if I die here?"
He spoke freely, but it seemed to me too cruel, not to him, but to myself, and I could not bear to go from gain to loss again.