Chapter 70 The Temple In The Mountain (Part One)
"Damn it!" For the first time, Jasper cursed.
Three flashes of lightning fell from the sky at the same time, making a thunderous sound as if the sky
was about to collapse.
With the light of the lightning, Ashley noticed the embarrassed look on Jasper face, and suddenly burst
into laughter. As Jasper was annoyed, he heard the laughter from her and couldn't help but feel angry.
"What are you laughing about? Hurry up. If you can't find a place to shelter from the rain, you will be
killed by the lightning!"
They stood up with the help of a tree trunk. Ashley kept laughing as if she had been addicted to it so he
could not stop it for a while. "I just feel you are funny... Haha Really funny..."
Jasper held her speechlessly, "Are you injured? Can you continue to walk?"
"No... I'm not injured... Haha However I felt a little pain in my butt Haha I can walk."
"Let's go then." The two walked more carefully this time. However, they were still trapped in the
thunderstorm and there was a thunder in about five seconds and ten seconds.
Just as they were going to enter another steep slope hand in hand, Jasper had that strange feeling
again. He looked up at the sky subconsciously, and then fell on Ashley who was laughing loudly. They
rolled down the mountain hand in hand! At the place they sheltered a thunder struck down with a
"boom". The tree which was cut down instantly was on fire, and the fire was extinguished by the
The bumpy road made Ashley feel pain all over her body. When she saw the amazing scene when the
thunder stroke the tree, her smile stopped abruptly within few seconds at the moment she hugged
Jasper rolling down the mountain. It was more useful than any panacea.
Jasper didn't care about the others. He didn't know where they were when they stopped rolling. He
looked around with the help of the lightning from time to time and finally saw the surrounding situation.
"Ashley, there seems to be a temple over there. Let's go and have a look."
Hearing this, Ashley also grabbed the root of the tree and stood up, "really? Look at it."
When they approached, they finally saw the temple, which was dug out by hand in the mountain. They
walked into the temple, holding each other. Another lightning flashed across, lighting up the statue's
face, which was as ferocious as a ghost. Scared, Ashley hid herself in Jasper's arms. "What the hell!"
Jasper patted her back resignedly. "No, there's no ghost. It's God."
Ashley also knew the statue was a God. But in such a weather, even the statue looked very frightening.
The entire temple was filled with a creepy atmosphere.
With a pale face, she grasped the clothes at both sides of Jasper's waist, trying to distract his attention
by saying, "what gods?"
"I don't know him."
The weather was so heavy outside that she didn't dare to look around in his arms, "we finally find a
place to shelter."
"Yes." The man's voice came from the top of her head, and his hand patted her on the back from time
to time, like patting a child. "Do you feel any bleeding?"
"No. My whole body aches, but it doesn't hurt that much. How about you? Are you okay?"
"Don't worry. My condition is similar to yours."
"That's good. What time is it now?"
Jasper turn on his phone, "It's almost four o'clock I'll call grandpa...
"Okay." Ashley stepped back wisely.
Frowning, Jasper took her back, "don't move. I don't know what's in the temple."
He meant that there might be branches, dead leaves, snakes and rats in the temple and he didn't want
her to walk around. But it was obvious that Ashley was wrong. After listening to his words, she
swallowed unconsciously and hid back into his arms.
There was bad signal in the mountain, so it took Jasper a while to get through. "Hello, Grandpa... We
are fine. We are now sheltering in a small temple... It seems that the mountain is very slippery. We
accidentally found the temple, but we don't know where it is... Well, I'll see. But I'm afraid I'll have to
stay overnight in the mountain... Don't worry Well, the signal is bad. I have to hang up, okay? "
As soon as Jasper hung up the phone, the woman in his arms raised her head. "Are we going to stay
"It's too dark. We can't see the road clearly. It's too dangerous to find a way in the mountain in rainy
and thundering night. "
Jasper released her arms, and attempted to check the surroundings in the temple. Scared, Ashley
reached out her hands and tried to grab his. "It's okay. You don't have to worry about it," said Jasper,
holding her tightly.
He switched on his cellphone and flashed lights around the temple. The display in the temple was
rather simple. A sculpture was placed in front of a celestial being, with many Sanskrit ribbons on the
temples. Of course, the sculpture was holy and pure. There was no snake, insect, rat, ant that he
He turned off the phone and said, "it depends. We have to make do with it here tonight."
Ashley held his hand, "I... I'm a little scared. " She looked at the smiling statue, but dared not to look
again, "... It's weird. "
"It's okay. It's just a statue."
"Don't utter a blasphemy."
"The Buddha is in our heart, not in these things."
As soon as he removed his hand from her, Jasper picked up a few dry branches and dry leaves on the
ground. Seeing this, Ashley hurried to catch the man's clothes. Jasper took out a lighter from his pocket
and lit it. Then he took out a plastic bag from his bag, and folded the dry leaves together and burned
them. When the fire grew larger, he started to burn the wood. A few moments later, a small bonfire was
set on fire.
The bonfire emitted warm orange light, and shrouded the entire narrow shrines, dispelling the strange
atmosphere that was not so clear. Ashley squatted beside him, "is this little firewood enough to burn?"
"That's not enough. I'm going to pick up some sticks. Can you stay here on your own?"
"I'll go with you. I'm scared to stay here alone."
Jasper signed, "I just want to pick up some firewood. I won't go far. If we go together, both would get
She shook her head firmly. "I'm not afraid of getting drenched. It doesn't matter if I get wet again."
When Jasper looked at her wet face and saw her bright eyes shining under the warm light like stars, a
kind of obsession rose in his heart. He turned around to add some more firewood, "well, you can go
With the light of lightning, Jasper observed the outside and made sure where there are more dry
firewood, he took Ashley and picked up a bundle of firewood respectively. As they were afraid that the
rain would last long and the dry firewood would rain less and less. They ran back and forth for several
circles and filled the small temple with firewood.
The branches set up a simple shelf by the side of the fire, and the two put their wet coats and
backpacks on it to dry them. As for the close fitting T-shirts and trousers, they had to wear them and let
them dry naturally. Fortunately there was fire. Although it was raining heavily and they were wearing
wet clothes, they didn't feel too cold.
"I have arranged an interview program for you." Jasper lit a cigarette. Fortunately, the cigarette pack
had been collected well and hadn't been wet.
"The day after tomorrow morning is the video program. We had the questions and answers ready in
advance. Don't worry."
Ashley nodded and said, "Ok, you arrange it."
"Yes." Jasper sat down on the ground and said, "the makeup artist and stylist have also arranged. In
the future, we will arrange other notices to increase your exposure. Slowly, your image will be set up.
You don't need to worry."
"Thank you." She whispered.
"Don't mention it. Manager and actor are with shared interests. It's my job for me to do this." He
expelled the smoke slowly.
Looking at him like this, she suddenly said, "are you very bored now?"
Jasper paused his hand and smiled. "Why do you think so?"
Ashley also felt she was a little sensitive, "well, nothing. You seem to be bored a lot."
"Well, I can't say that. I rarely have interest in anything." He said.
They were silent for a while.
"Are you feeling much better now?" He asked.
"Yes, much better."
"I'm glad to hear that. If you are in a good mood, we can start to work from the day after tomorrow."
"Do you think the artists you have brought along need you to enlighten them in this way?"
After flicking the ashes of the tobacco, Jasper said, "it's more or less like that. Artists are under great
pressure at work. Their fame and popularity, slander and praise, all come and go very quickly. It was
like riding a roller coaster, on and off. It was difficult to keep calm without certain experience. So it's
necessary to guide them when it comes to those things. "
"We are fine, so are you." She said.
"Yes, that's the way it is," replied Jasper with a smile
Ashley was tired and sat down too. They sat side by side for a long time. From time to time, they added
some firewood into the fire. Until their clothes were dried up, the rain in the mountain didn't stop. With
the help of the fire, Jasper found the watch and put it on again. It was almost seven o'clock.
"It seems that we are really going to stay here for the night."
Although she had this feeling earlier, she still felt a little embarrassed. It's hard to describe the feelings.
Sleeping with a man at night in a temple was quite strange, and besides the man was her boss.
There were still some bread and water left. After they finished eating, they got full. The two of them
tidied up the messy ground, cushion their coat on the ground, and rolled up the backpack as a pillow. It
could be considered a simple bed.
Jasper stood in front of the statue, looking around, trying to take off its clothes. Ashley was scared to
death by him. She grabbed his arm and stopped him, "what are you doing?"
"I know. I mean, why are you unbuttoning his clothes?"
"We can lay the clothes on the ground, or cover up. Either will be fine."