There were not houses within dozens of miles around here and there were beasts inside the mountain. It would certainly be dangerous to camp out in the wild. This courtyard provided a relatively safe place for travelers to rest.
It was beginning to get dark and they were still about several miles from the courtyard. Looking at Gu Ye, she must have blisters by now; every steps she took felt like she was dancing on a knife and the pain was excruciating. Limping like she was, she fell more and more behind from Mrs. Gu and the rest of them.
A distinct howl from a wolf came from the dark forest and Mrs. Gu shuddered. Gu Qiao turned around and frowned. He suppressed his anger and said impatiently, “Why are you so slow? If the wolves come, we will all be dead!”