“Don’t worry, I definitely won’t let anything happen to him. You go back first, you can also ask the uncles to come and help once you’re back. Listen to me!”
Seeing Jodie leave, Briana turned around and jumped back into the
Not long after, Hector’s figure was spotted underwater.
Briana quickly swam over to grab him, barely managing to bring Hector to the surface. However, Briana realized that they were now far from the shore, and she didn’t have the strength to swim back with Hector.
Seeing that the roof of Jodie’s house was not far away and had not been submerged, Briana did not hesitate to swim over with Hector.
Once they reached the rooftop, Briana had Hector lie flat on the roof and began pressing on his stomach.
Before long, Hector spat out a few mouthfuls of water and slowly came
Seeing Briana, a flash of disbelief crossed his eyes, thinking it was his own illusion, he unconsciously reached out to touch her face.
Briana didn’t expect him to suddenly do this, she was taken aback and didn’t have time to dodge.
It was not until he felt the warmth of her face that Hector realized this was not a dream. He quickly withdrew his hand, a flash of panic in his
“Sorry, I thought it was an illusion just now.”
Briana didn’t mind either, she nodded and said, “You take a rest first.”
She rose and looked around, except for the roof of Jodie’s house, almost everything within a few hundred meters was flooded.
If she were alone, she could have swum back, but with Hector, she probably would have run out of energy halfway.
Hector stood up, unconsciously frowning after taking in his surroundings.
“You shouldn’t have come back to save me.”
Although he was glad that Briana hadn’t abandoned him, in his heart, Briana’s safety was more important.
Briana turned her head to glance at him, raising an eyebrow, “If I were the one drowning, would you leave me behind?”
“So, I wouldn’t leave you behind either.”
The water level had quickly risen to the roof, already submerging their ankles.
The torrential rain still hadn’t stopped, and Hector knew very well that for them to continue staying here was nothing short of waiting for death.
He looked at Briana, “Briana, can you swim back on your own?”
Just as Briana was about to speak, suddenly the ground beneath them gave way.
Jodie’s house, due to years of neglect and being soaked in water just now, suddenly collapsed at this moment.
Briana quickly grabbed Hector, thus avoiding the outcome of the two being separated by the current.
“Briana, let me go, I’m just a burden to you now.”
He reached out to push away Briana’s hand that was gripping his clothes, but Briana suddenly snapped, “Don’t move!”
Hector’s hand paused for a moment, then he said with a bitter smile, “If this continues, both of us will die.”
Briana frowned, speaking coldly, “Rest assured, if I really reach my limit, I will give up on you and save myself without you telling me to.”
After all, even though she considered Hector as a friend, her own life was still the most important thing to her.
“I didn’t want to hold you back.”
Briana didn’t speak again, she slowly swam towards the shore, dragging Hector along.
Just when they were about a dozen meters from the shore, a sudden wave swept over, pushing Briana and Hector another seven or eight meters away from the shore.
Briana pursed her lips, continuing to swim towards the shore.
Hector was anxious and hated himself for not knowing how to swim, otherwise he wouldn’t have become a burden to Briana.
Briana felt her strength gradually draining away, her movements becoming slower and slower. With wave after wave crashing over her, after swimming for half an hour, she was still halfway from the shore.
Hector evidently noticed this as well, he fell silent for a few seconds, making a decision in his mind.
He reached out and grasped Briana’s hand that was clutching his clothes, slowly prying her fingers open.
Briana’s face turned pale, “Hector, what are you doing?!”
With a smile on his face, Hector slowly said, “Briana, that’s enough,