Ye Shengge had always felt that she had good stamina. She had learned boxing and martial arts before, so she could easily handle ordinary men. She could even swim for two hours.
However, that was in the warm pool, and not in the cold sea.
Fortunately, it was a nice day, and the temperature wasn’t too low. She reckoned that the water’s temperature was at least ten degrees. After getting used to it, she even felt that the water was warmer so at the very least, she wouldn’t freeze. Even so, after a few minutes, ger limbs felt as though they were filled with lead.
At this moment, she and Ji Shiting were already far away from the cruise ship. Suddenly, she heard the sound of waves behind her, followed by sharp cries and screams. She turned around and saw the cruise ship getting swallowed up by the sea and raising huge waves. Lifeboats were heading toward the dock but some were caught up in the spinning whirlpool, eliciting cries and screams.
Ye Shengge was horrified. She didn’t know how many people had escaped from the cruise and whether Qin Youhui had gotten on the lifeboat.
Now that she thought about it, Qin Youhui had been implicated by her. It was no coincidence that she had appeared at the wedding banquet. This had all been planned. If she could survive, she had to remind Qin Youhui to be careful of his assistant…
Ye Shengge turned around and saw Ji Shiting staring at the sunken cruise ship. His lips were pursed and he had on a slight look of derision.
“Shiting, we… Cough!” The seawater nearby affected them as well. The waves on the sea became more intense, so she choked the moment she opened her mouth.
She wanted to ask how long they were going to swim for. They were far from the dock, and they wouldn’t be able to swim until dawn…
“Do you still have strength?” The man asked.
Ye Shengge nodded.
Ji Shiting nodded and said, “Let’s continue.” He then continued to cut at waves in a certain direction. Ye Shengge tried to keep up with his speed.
After about ten minutes, the sea behind her had completely calmed down. Ye Shengge suddenly felt that she and the man beside her were the only ones left in the world. However, she wasn’t afraid at all. Instead, she felt secretly excited.
This secret excitement allowed her to swim for another five minutes or so, but her stamina was completely drained and her movements got increasingly irregular. She was only struggling due to instinct.
Ji Shiting grabbed her and said, “Hold tight.”
Her heart skipped a beat, and her eyes welled up. “I’ll drag you down…”
The man didn’t answer. He just stared at her and continued to swim forward with one hand. Although he was physically strong, his breathing became rapid with her as a dead weight.
“Shiting, cough… How about letting go of me…”
She didn’t dare say anything else. She knew that the man wouldn’t leave her alone, so she could only try to get out of the water and reduce his burden.
After half an hour, Ye Shengge felt despair as she heard the man breathing heavily.
“Let go, Shiting. I can do it myself,” she said hoarsely.
Ji Shiting grabbed her and said, “Don’t move. We’re almost there.”