Lü Bu: Diao Chan, come over. I got you a new necklace. It’s made by the precious oriental black pearls. You’re gonna love it!
Diao Chan: Again? Didn’t you get me a southern doll last week already? Not to mention the northern jewellery. My room is gonna run out of space if you keep buying me gifts like this.
Lü Bu: But you love them, don’t you?
Maid: Madam, master loves you so much. Please allow me to put it on for you now.
Lü Bu: Leave it to me.
Leading Diao Chan to the mirror, Lü Bu put the necklace on her collarbone as soft as he could, as if treating something exquisite. When he saw the bruise he caused on her body, he went even more gentle on her.
Diao Chan was rather moved by such simple but heartwarming gesture than those beautiful flatteries.
Diao Chan: “He’s really nice to me. It seems happy if I can live my life in this way...Mmm! Why is my body burning suddenly...Am I——”
Diao Chan: Cough——!
Lü Bu: Diao Chan! What’s wrong? This is...blood!
In her blurry vision, Diao Chan saw Lü Bu in a panic for the first time. She would like to stroke his cheek, but all her strength was drained following with unconsciousness.
Diao Chan: “This day has finally come. Ah...No one can escape from fate...My happy days are over…”
As her eyes closed, Diao Chan let go of her consciousness and fell into a coma. Meanwhile, Lü Bu held her tightly and yelled desperately.
Lü Bu put the unconscious Diao Chan onto the bed. During the wait, he paced back and forth at the bedside anxiously. As soon as he heard footsteps outside the room, he rushed to the doctor, grabbing his collar with rage.
Lü Bu: Cure her at all cost!
Doctor: I’ll do my best as the duty of a doctor, but...let me examine the patient first!
The unsettling Lü Bu reluctantly let go of him. Trembling in fear, the doctor came to the bedside to take Diao Chan’s pulse. However, he made the diagnosis with a frown.
Doctor: Her pulse is deranged and arrhythmic. I’ve never seen such a symptom——
Lü Bu: Cut the crap. What’s her condition?
Doctor: I’m afraid that...her days are counting down. I’d say one month left at most.
Lü Bu: No way! This can’t be happening! You quack! Get this incompetant dumb out of here and bring me another doctor!
Then, the servants arranged another doctor in a rush, yet Diao Chan’s diagnosis remained the same. Lü Bu, burning with rage, smacked the furniture in the house.
Lü Bu: Damn it! This sucks!
Woken up by the noise, Diao Chan moaned weakly, which had drawn Lü Bu’s attention. As Lü Bu checked on her, he saw a pair of trembling eyelids.
Diao Chan: Mmm...Am I still alive?
Lü Bu: Don’t worry. I’ll get you the best doctor and cure whatever it is on you!
Diao Chan: No. My condition is terminal. It is a hereditary disease. All my parents and siblings died because of it. I witnessed their last breath...
Diao Chan: “If Cao Cao didn’t take me in, I would’ve been dead.”
Diao Chan pulled her sleeves up, revealing a large area of horrible rash.
Diao Chan: Look, I’ll soon become disfigured when the rash spreads to my body and face. Just abandon me before I terrify you——
Lü Bu: SHUT UP!
Stroking her cheek, Lü Bu looked at Diao Chan with an ablaze gaze that could reach the deepest of her soul. She could feel the undying love in his eyes.
Lü Bu: I won’t leave you alone no matter what you will become! I...I won’t let you die on my watch again! You’re the love of my life. No one can take you away from me!
Next day, Lü Bu travelled to the oriental with Diao Chan. Arriving at the bottom of a mountain, Lü Bu commanded his troops to stay behind, while he carried on the journey with Diao Chan.
Diao Chan: Where are we going?
Lü Bu: ...To meet my brother. He can fix you!
They made it to the peak after a tough ride. Standing at the entrance of the misty Heavenly Kingdom, two enormous figures blocked the way before Lü Bu could barge in.
Ox Monster: This is Heavenly Kingdom. No mortals are allowed here.
Lü Bu: I’m going in. No one can stand in my way!
Bronco Monster: Look how arrogant you are. Ox and I will teach you some manners!
Ox Monster: Ouch...How come a human can be this strong...
Bronco Monster: W-We’re defeated again...Ouch!
Lü Bu: Humph! Weaklings!
Not only Lü Bu was fearless to the Ox monster and the Bronco monster, but he defeated them with his incredible battle skills, knocking out the two celestial guards. When Lü Bu was going in, someone interfered.
A man walked out of the thick haze——Tongtian Jiaozhu with a giganic writing brush in his hand.
Tongtian Jiaozhu: How dare you trespasser...Brother! What are you doing here? You’ll get caught if other Xians discover your reincarnation!
Lü Bu: Brother, so good to see you here. I need your favour. Can you cure my wife?
Lü Bu brought the hooded Diao Chan forward and took it off. Diao Chan, covered in rash, was revealed under the cloak. Disfigured by the disease, she was leaning into his embrace, panting weakly.
Tongtian Jiaozhu: She... Is she your...
Lü Bu: Yes, she is...I must save her at all cost. Now only the elixir from Heavenly Kingdom can cure her.
Tongtian Jiaozhu: No! The elixir cannot be used on mortals without special permission. This is the rule!
Lü Bu: Screw the rule! If you insist, I’ll have to fight my way in!
Putting Diao Chao away from the battle, Lü Bu raised his halberd to strike at Tongtian Jiaozhu, while Tongtian Jiaozhu parried it with his writing brush. With a minor step back, Lü Bu attacked again——
It was too late for Tongtian Jiaozhu to figure out Lü Bu’s next move. Meanwhile, Lü Bu tripped him by kicking at his ankle. When Tongtian Jiaozhu was immobilized, Lü Bu seized the moment to retrieve his halberd.
Lü Bu: Take this!
Tongtian Jiaozhu: “I can’t make it…”
Without any other options, Tongtian Jiaozhu utilized his Xian power and blasted Lü Bu away with a punch, who landed after breaking a few trees.
Tongtian Jiaozhu: “Oh no. I went too hard on him!”
Diao Chan: Lü Bu!
Lü Bu: Cough——Brother you’re still powerful as always.
Tongtian Jiaozhu: You’re a mortal now. This fight will get you killed.
Lü Bu: Damn right. You either kill me today or help me.
Tongtian Jiaozhu: You...You stubborn fool! Ugh...I lost to you.
Lü Bu: So can I go in and get the elixir now?
Tongtian Jiaozhu: No! If you get caught by any chance, both you and I will be in deep trouble...I’ll go get it. Wait here.
Lü Bu: Thanks brother!
Tongtian Jiaozhu reluctantly returned to the Heavenly Kingdom with a sigh. Lü Bu, at this moment, went to Diao Chan, stroking her cheek with a bright smile.
Lü Bu: Everything will be alright after we have the elixir, and you’ll be with me forever and ever.
The weary look of Lü Bu moved Diao Chan deeply. Right now, she had never felt so loved in her whole life.
Diao Chan: Why...Why are you risking your life just to save me?
Lü Bu: Does it need a reason? You’re the love of my life. That’s all it takes.
Diao Chan: “He...he never sees me as a pawn like anyone else…”
Diao Chan: I love you too. I’m all yours.
For the first time, Diao Chan threw herself into Lü Bu’s embrace, holding him tightly. Later on, Tongtian Jiaozhu delivered the elixir and cured Diao Chan’s deadly disease.