Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 115: Showdown (Part 2)

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Cliffhanger warning!!

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Chapter 115

Showdown (Part 2)

“Reporting!” A gasping male’s voice made Murong Shu Qing and Pei Che, who had been sitting with a restless mood for about an hour, was startled. Pei Che was somewhat excitedly stood up, and said with a clear voice: “Come in.”

The young soldier came into the Master’s tent, with a loud voice, he reported without being long-winded: “Cang Yue dispatched 10,000 soldiers to go into the battle arrays, there are some killings inside the battle arrays, but up until now, there is no one from our army who comes out of the battle arrays yet.”

10,000 soldiers?! Murong Shu Qing and Pei Che puckered up their eyebrows at the same time, You Xiao was already defeated by Xuanyuan Yi, but he still arranged 10,000 troops into the battle arrays. It was not because he had so much confidence to meet Xuanyuan Yi head-on, but it seemed like he wanted to make the people who were inside the battle arrays to be gone forever. Murong Shu Qing got up and walked to the front of the topographic map, she looked over it for a moment, and then asked: “How many people Cang Yue have outside of the battle arrays for the ambush?” After breaking the battle arrays, there were two exits to go out of the battle arrays, if You Xiao wanted Shang Jun to die, then it would be impossible that there would be no one who would ambush from there.

“Approximately 8,000 soldiers.”

8,000 soldiers! Murong Shu Qing was looking at the topographic map, and then looking at the map on the military’s deployment, she did not say anything for a long time.

Pei Che tightly held his hands and released them, he repeated this again, finally, after waiting, he firmly said: “Transfer 5,000 cavalries, and wait for the dispatch.” He was left behind to take care of things at the main camp in order to guarantee the safety of the main camp. The most important thing was to look over the situation of the fight, and provide assistance timely. He originally thought that when You Xiao knew that the plan to break the battle arrays was only to entice him, he would use his soldiers to battle with Xuanyuan Yi, but unexpectedly, he would actually dispatch 10,000 soldiers to go into the battle arrays.

“Yes!”

Murong Shu Qing had not lifted her head up, her eyes were not leaving the topographic map all along, then she faintly asked: “You plan on letting the cavalries to enter the battle arrays?!”

Raising his head to look towards Murong Shu Qing, Pei Che was somewhat baffled, after she knew that Cang Yue transferred 10,000 soldiers to go into the battle arrays, she was actually not nervous at all, and her expression was somewhat tranquil. Walking to her side, Pei Che answered: “10,000 soldiers versus 3,000 soldiers! There is also the chain of battle arrays, so the odds of success is almost zero.” He knew perfectly well that they could be in danger, but he could not withhold to provide any assistance!

But Murong Shu Qing softly shook her head, and tranquilly said: “But I do not think it like this, Shang Jun spent five days to explain the type and essentials on how to break the battle arrays, and the 3,000 soldiers who went in there, were all well-established and carefully selected from the best people. Since Cang Yue wanted to bring in 10,000 people, it could be seen clearly that their people who were in the battle arrays, were already dead or seriously injured, so they were not Shang Jun’s opponents. So in regard to these battle arrays, Shang Jun and the other people were a lot better than the new 10,000 people Cang Yue’s soldiers, the water can carry the boat and also capsize the boat. 10,000 soldiers versus 3,000 soldiers, they are not necessarily superior.”

It was not that she was not nervous for Shang Jun, that moment ago, her heart almost jumped out, but this would not help her. She must be calmed, or what could she and Pei Che do for them! And she had confidence in Shang Jun, Yan Yu and the other people, she had heard from Jun in the past, inside the battle arrays, they could get some protections from the battle arrays on their own. As long as they deciphered the battle arrays, then the originally vicious, dangerous and mysterious battle arrays, could also be used by her, so she believed that Jun could deal with this.

“Then what are you recommending?!” Listening to her explanation was quite reasonable, so Pei Che’s vigor came out, Shu Qing could always give him a nice surprise, so he hoped that she could speak up a solution this time.

Pointing to the military deployment map, Murong Shu Qing said: “We have 30,000 people in the main army, you can utilize 10,000 people. I think you hastily have 5,000 people to enter the battle arrays as they do not understand the type of the battle arrays. Not only that they can not help Shang Jun, but it may also create an unnecessary death or injury.”

Walking to the front of topographic map again, Murong Shu Qing picked up two small flags, and inserted them into the two battle arrays exit, then she faintly but confidently said: “It will be better to… transfer 8,000 cavalries to ambush and wipe out Cang Yue’s soldiers who are outside the battle arrays to replace them with our army. When Shang Jun and the other people come out of the battle arrays, they will surely drained out, so at that time, first, they can provide support to them. Second, if Cang Yue soldiers are pursuing and attacking out, they can also use arrows to annihilate them when they come out of the battle arrays at that time.”

Finished speaking, Murong Shu Qing paused for a moment, then she coldly said again: “Moreover, if Shang Jun and the other people can not come out, in that case, do not let any Cang Yue’s person to come out alive either.”

“Shu Qing, you….” Pei Che was not used to see Shu Qing who was always simple, elegant and tender with her words, became grave and stern like this. So she was not the person who did not pay any attention to things, if one dared to touch the people or things that she cared about, she could be ruthless also.

Lightly closing her eyes and deeply breathing, Murong Shu Qing smiled and opened her eyes, then she faintly smiled and said: “I am alright, ultimately, after they break the battle arrays, they also can provide assistance to Xuanyuan Yi. What do you think?” With regards to the military matters, she really did not understand completely, so Pei Che would still have the final say for everything, he was after all a talented and experienced military adviser.

Pei Che sighed and said: “I think it is good, let’s do it that way.” Even though they were taking the risks doing it like this, but they could not help with the situation inside the battle arrays anyway, so they could only do it like this. He hoped that the 3,000 soldiers would be capable of facing the adversity, and came out of the battle arrays.

“Someone comes.”

*****

Inside the five elements battle array, and under Shang Jun’s command, they had already controlled the situation within this five element battle array. Yan Yu moved to Shang Jun’s side, and said: “Master Shang, Cang Yue’s soldiers within the five elements battle array are almost wiped out, but there is no news from Cang Su and Xi Mu.”

Shang Jun nodded her head, and smilingly said: “It is alright, we have to believe in them, breaking the confused mind and heavenly dragon battle arrays are not easy. We just need to ensure that this five elements battle array is unimpeded to break the trap arrangement inside this battle array. So after they break the battle arrays, they will not get caught inside them, this chain will also be broken.”

Even though they were inside the battle array this time, she felt that this battle array was somewhat different than the one she entered last time. But she already anticipated this earlier, since she was discovered by them last time, so they would naturally change it to some extent. But this arrangement was actually beneficial to them, the mysterious changes were many and not easy to resolve, but it also had a disadvantage at the same time as it was not easy to alter a battle array. So she was still able to control this battle array.

“Yes.” Yan Yu was just about to leave the main battle array to break the mysterious maze, suddenly the sound of some horses’ hooves that came from a distant place to near them, made him to stop his footsteps.

Everyone also heard this sound, and asked one after another: “What sound is that?”

Fan Feng carefully listened for a moment, and looked at Shang Jun, he tranquilly said: “Listening from the sound of the footsteps, the people who come in are not less than 10,000 people this time.”

10,000 people?! His words made the soldiers were discussing this a moment ago, to continue discussing this quietly. They only had 1,000 people, how could they square up to fight 10,000 people. Even though they knew that the difference in the number of people was large in disparity, but they were all well-trained elite soldiers after all. Everyone’s expression was very calm, and did not reveal any fear in the face of the upcoming fierce battle.

Shang Jun secretly nodded, this was the reason why she insisted on selecting them carefully, breaking the battle arrays needed many elite soldiers. Everyone who come in with her, was basically poised to understand how to battle, so looking at the situation from the surrounding, Shang Jun said to Yan Yu: “Yan Yu, do not break the trap arrangement now, adjust to the situation, make use of the battle array that we have already adjusted to battle with the new soldiers, this time we will engage as cats.”

Shang Jun was relaxed and had self-confidence, so this made all of the soldiers could not help but smiled in their hearts, then Shang Jun asked with a clear voice: “Do you guys have confidence or not?”

“We have confidence.” A thousand people were unitedly replying in resounding and loud sounds.

Shang Jun satisfyingly nodded her head, and said: “Alright, begin the deployment. Divide those people who come in, the less people who will enter the heavenly dragon battle array that Cang Su is trying to break, is more beneficial, lead as many people as possible into the confused mind battle array.”

“Yes.” Under Shang Jun’s command, these soldiers slightly adjusted the battle array within a short period of an incense burnt stick. But to those people who were not familiar with things, the difference was like a night and day. Quickly hiding themselves behind the battle array, they quickly begun to fight back.

Taking an advantage when Cang Yue’s new soldiers were not clear with the situation, the troops were scattering around the battle arrays. General Yan Yu’s 500 elite troops attacked one by one, and the remaining ordinary soldiers were lead to enter the confused mind battle array. Soon, they poised to win the battle.

Suddenly, more than fifty blue clothing men entered the battle array, they were clearly familiar with this battle array. Their entrance threw Shang Jun’s plan into disorder, so she wanted to adjust the battle array and the arrangement again. But before she could take a step, a purple red dress man obstructed her way.

Su Qing’s cold and cruel eyes appeared to show an indifferent mood, his gloomy and cold voice that appeared to move swiftly, came through: “I underestimated you, Shang Jun.” He unexpectedly did not die from his palm, and could still break the battle array very quickly. He had heard about this one person’s character earlier, it appeared that he was a pretty good opponent today.

It was him! She was still thinking when he would appear! Slightly cupping her hands to greet, Shang Jun peacefully answered: “You flatter me!”

Under his defeat, he still dared to be relaxed in front of him like this, a raging flame like long whip was waved towards Shang Jun without any warning, so Shang Jun quickly moved aside and jumped backward to dodge from the danger. Su Qing with a raging flame long whip in his hand, coldly and smilingly said: “It is a pity that you do not have any good luck like this today.”

Shang Jun lightly patted the dust on the sleeve of her garment, and was still standing gracefully there, and lightly smiled and answered: “My luck has always been good, on the contrary, your luck is somewhat rotten.”

The sound of her words had not left yet, a more fierce long whip that could not be stopped, attacked her again.

 

Sian’s notes:
Another cliffhanger… ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… Kill that man, Shang Jun! He’s such a nuisance…

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Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 114: Showdown (Part 1)

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This chapter was translated for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY at the translator’s and editor’s own free times.

Chapter 114

Showdown (Part 1)

The sunshine at noon was intensely hot and dazzling, the hanging curtain on the tent was raised up high so the reflection of the glaring sunshine could come in. Even though the sun did not look as bright as in the summertime, but it was enough to make people unable to open their eyes. In front of the window, there was already a stack of writing papers on the spacious mahogany desk, that filled up half of the desk. The waving writing brush filled the other half of the desk.

Lu Yi was holding a new steep long dan tea when she entered the bedroom, and only saw that Murong Shu Qing was wearing an indigo brocade cheongsam, standing in front of the wooden desk, and continuously writing some characters. Since the sunshine was rather warm today, so Miss took off the shawl, and she looked even thinner. Miss often practiced writing calligraphy, but it was rare that she could stand writing in front of the desk without any disruption like this today.

Lu Yi already properly steeped the tea and walked in front of the desk, she said in a whisper: “Miss, drink a cup of tea.”

Lu Yi’s softly called out, so Murong Shu Qing’s hands that were rapidly scribbling, stopped to look at the characters that she actually wrote. Murong Shu Qing softly smiled and shook her head, what were she writing after all ah?! They were so chaotic and scatterbrained. Perhaps, this was also her mood, Xuanyuan Yi had already set off yesterday to go a long way around Qu Shan mountain, so when Jun broke the battle arrays today, he would also start the attack.

Since after Jun and the other people were out of the camp, she just felt rather uncomfortable, it was probably because regardless whether she was living in modern time or in Dong Yu within these last four years, she had never had to directly experience life or death. And those people who were fighting, Xuanyuan Yi, Shang Jun, Yan Yu and Cang Su, everyone of them was her close relatives. At this moment, she really felt powerless and anxious that she had never experienced before.

“En.” Softly putting down the writing brush, Lu Yi could finally handed over the tea, she felt that the muscles on her hands were very sore, her legs were also somewhat shaking. Lu Yi could finally relaxed a little, Miss was already not moving and practicing calligraphy like this for almost four hours. Her injury was just better recently, so she could not be too tired like this.

The lukewarm tea was really in a suitable temperature, the elegant and pure sweet smelling of the tea made Murong Shu Qing’s scattered heart feel somewhat better. But it was still impossible to get rid of her anxiousness. So putting the tea on the desk, Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “Let’s go to the Master’s tent!” Maybe she could get some information quickly about them over there, and she would feel some calmness.

Lu Yi was silently following behind Murong Shu Qing to go out of the camp, Qin Xiu Zhi was half leaning and sitting on a big stone in front of the Master’s tent, he was holding a book in his hand, and occasionally just staring on a page for a very long time. He appeared to be trapped in his own thought and would occasionally and thoughtfully look at a far away place. The sunshine was shining his white garment even more than the white snow that had not melted, his slender fingers absent-mindedly turned over a page. Murong Shu Qing laughed looking at him who was staring blankly and sitting over there, but she did not dare to disturb him as she knew that his mood was the same as her own mood. Under this dazzling sunshine, how could he read a book!?

Entering the Master’s tent, Pei Che was the only one who was standing in front of the military map, when he saw Murong Shu Qing came in, he smilingly said: “Shu Qing, you came. Sit down!” He was still thinking when Shu Qing planned to come over?!

Murong Shu Qing did not sit down, but directly walked to Pei Che’s side, and she asked: “How is it?”

Knowing that she was surely anxious and wanted to know about the battlefield situation, Pei Che pulled her to the side of the topographic map, and he explained: “The spy just came to report a moment ago, the west side of Cang Yue was lighted up with a large fire, so Li Ming should already successfully burned the granary down. The armed forces whom Xuanyuan Yi is guiding, are confronting You Xiao after entering the battle arrays. But there is still no news about Shang Jun who went in with the 3,000 soldiers up until now.”

Murong Shu Qing’s heart was shaking for a moment, how come Shang Jun had not come out of the battle arrays after a long time, could it be that she met with danger!? It was reasonable to say that since she had checked it out, there should not be any problem now. But recalling those malicious eyes from the purple red dress man, she could not help but felt uneasy. Deeply breathing, maybe no news was actually good news. So Murong Shu Qing continued to ask: “Since Shang Jun has not come out of the battle arrays, so Xuanyuan Yi can not attack from both sides, will this influence the situation of the fight?”

Pei Che was also anxious about this, but having been in the battlefield for a long time, he came to accept any life or death situation, so lightly patting Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder, Pei Che comfortingly said: “Breaking the battle arrays is actually to tempt the enemy plan, so You Xiao’s attention is primarily occupied by it, so Xuanyuan Yi has an opportunity to attack when he is not prepared. If Shang Jun can provide assistance to break the battle arrays, it will naturally be better, if he can not, there is no harm either.”

Murong Shu Qing smiled and lightly nodded her head, at this time, an urgent and loud sound of a male’s voice came through from the outside tent: “Reporting!”

Pei Che and Murong Shu Qing looked one glance at each other, then he said with a clear voice: “Come in.”

A young soldier whose body was filled with dust, slowly ran to come in, he reported with a loud voice: “Reporting to Military Adviser, Cang Yue suffered a lost in the first fight, they already retreated for about ten li (5,000 meters) and intended to return to camp within the city wall, the Lead General is pursuing the retreating enemies. The Li’s vanguard has already joined forces with the Lead General.”

It seemed that Li Ming and Xuanyuan Yi’s sides went smoothly, but how about Shang Jun? Not hearing any news from Shang Jun at all, Murong Shu Qing could not help but asked: “Is there any news for those people who are inside the battle arrays?”

“About an hour ago, there was a fighting sound, but there is no other movements now.”

“Go scout again!”

“Yes!”

Since there was a fighting sound, that meant that someone was alive. Shang Jun, you promised me that you would not die!

Pei Che looked at her complexion that was already somewhat pale, so he supported her to sit on the chair, and quietly sighed to say: “Shu Qing, do not be anxious.”

*****

Today’s fierce and hot sunshine, had completely melted the snow and dried the ground, but the trampling horses’ hooves still raised the dust. This surprise attack was very successful, half of You Xiao’s military forces was used to prevent the breaking of the battle arrays, their surprise attack from behind caught You Xiao unprepared. He already looked like he was defeated.

At this time, the 1,000 cavalries came over to them from the West side, Xuanyuan Yi slightly narrowed his eyes to see, the person who was at the front was… Li Ming.

Very quickly, Li Ming led a group of 1,000 cavalries to join the main forces, Li Ming urged his horse to go to Xuanyuan Yi’s side. His young face was brimming with a brilliant smile, and he called out: “Lead General!”

Looking at his appearance, Xuanyuan Yi could guess that it surely went very smoothly, but he still smilingly asked: “How is it?!”

Li Ming showed a proud appearance, he openly smiled and said: “We already burnt all the granaries that Cang Yue kept in the west side!” Not only that it was very smooth, it was possible that Cang Yue thought that the mountain in the west side was more hidden, and was not too far away from the main camp, so they did not guard it tightly. But since the Lead General met the enemy head-on directly, they just spent about one hour to settle the 200 guards, and burnt their five granary warehouses.

Strongly patting Li Ming’s shoulder, Xuanyuan Yi smiled with a clear voice and said: “Well done!”

Lei Yi who always kept looking at the situation at the front of the battlefield, said: “Lead General, You Xiao wants to run away!”

When Shang Jun was breaking the battle arrays, You Xiao already dispatched 1/3 of his people to be on guard for Shang Jun, additionally, 1/3 of his people would stay at the camp. When Xuanyuan Yi met directly with his army, he was not able to withstand anymore, this was Xuanyuan Yi’s first direct attack at Cang Yue so the morale of his soldiers were high. You Xiao saw the situation of the fighting was not in favor for him, so after fighting, he retreated.

Xuanyuan Yi looked up to see that the soldiers from both sides were guarded by a butterfly shape battle array, and You Xiao really began to retreat towards the main camp. Xuanyuan Yi raised up the clean sword from his waist, and shouted: “Stop him!” Finished speaking, he quickly pressed the horse’s stomach, Zhan Hun, as if it was a sword ran out wildly. Later, the 10,000 soldiers were following behind to participate in the fight upfront.

Looking that Xuanyuan Yi who was always commanding at the rear area, also participating in this fight to charge over, You Xiao suddenly changed the battle array, and changed from a butterfly shape to become a half-moon shape. It seemed that he wanted to surround Dong Yu’s soldiers, but Xuanyuan Yi was not in fear and continued to go forward. You Xiao, you thought that you could use the remaining 10,000 soldiers to besiege my 30,000 elite troop soldiers with a half-moon battle array, you were too naive.

Xuanyuan Yi directly attacked You Xiao’s position, the half-moon battle array was located in the middle. But it was strange that Cang Yue’s soldiers who had been fighting with them, were unexpectedly and continuously retreated. The situation inside this half-moon battle array was tighter and tighter and it surrounded to wipe them out, but this situation that was further and further away, was still completely rare.

The battle array in front of them was chaotic and completely different, could it be….

Xuanyuan Yi tightened his reins immediately, and loudly shouted: “Stop!”

The more than 30,000 soldiers who had been following Xuanyuan Yi for three years, halted when he ordered to stop, they quickly stood in an orderly formation, with Xuanyuan Yi in the middle. Layer by layer, in the circular battle array, they were poised to battle Cang Yue’s half-moon battle array.

Xuanyuan Yi and You Xiao were relatively a distant away, both of their expressions showed some skills to compete against each other. You Xiao seemed to lightly hooked up the corner of his mouth, and he suddenly put down his raised hand. Cang Yue’s soldiers suddenly and quickly moved to both sides of the battle array. They appeared to continually and completely circle the area to surround Dong Yu’s soldiers within it.

When You Xiao lifted his hand, Xuanyuan Yi already knew that he only wanted to entice the enemy by retreating just now. Turning his horse around, before it was too late for them to retreat, Xuanyuan Yi firmly gave an order: “Retreat!”

Along with his order, the soldiers immediately rushed to the triangle battle array and out of the half-moon battle array, just in time when Cang Yue’s soldiers were almost scattered away. Finally, You Xiao could not besiege Dong Yu’s soldiers inside the battle array.

The two armies appeared to return to the original place, they were facing off against the other, You Xiao lightly clapped his hands, not bad, he was worthy to be Xuanyuan Yi. The soldiers who were under his control, unexpectedly had this kind of strong fighting experience, with only one word, they knew the best way on how to retreat from the battle array. Unexpectedly, not one person stayed within the battle array, this war was really interesting.

Xuanyuan Yi was standing in front of the battle array, with You Xiao directly standing in front of him, Cang Yue’s people were only 1/3 of Dong Yu’s troops. Since he could have confidence in himself like this, and even was arrogant against him. You Xiao, what skills did you still have, and you might as well bring it out altogether!

 

Sian’s notes:
It’s hard to translate this fighting strategies!!!

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 113: Marriage Proposal (Part 2)

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So who proposes to who??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Chapter 113

Marriage Proposal (Part 2)

“You will have to marry me immediately.” Murong Shu Qing slightly lifted her head, and was smilingly looking at him.”

“What?!” Xuanyuan Yi involuntarily shouted. The thing that she wanted to say, was this?! After he recovered, Xuanyuan Yi bursted into a loud laughter, he fell in love with this kind of woman, who always made him feel unexpected. Xuanyuan Yi softly raised his eyebrows, and smilingly said: “I should be the one who said this sentence!”

Murong Shu Qing also softly raised her elegant eyebrows, with a look like asking for a guidance, she smilingly said: “Is there any difference?” Even though she clearly knew that a woman should be reserved in this ancient time, and could not mention any marriage proposal. But she was not a person from this ancient time, so he should slowly adapt to it properly! Hehe!

Was there any difference, she actually dared to ask him if there was any difference? Grabbing Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and put it on his own chest, Xuanyuan Yi showed a helpless appearance, and answered: “The difference is that my self-esteem will be suffering.” He had a premonition that his Qing-er would still make him suffering even more in the future.

Being held in his strong hand, made her heart beat rapidly, so Murong Shu Qing felt somewhat embarrassed and wanted to retake her hand. But unfortunately, Xuanyuan Yi firmly grabbed her hand, and did not let her to retreat back even a fraction. Shrugging her shoulders, Murong Shu Qing could only nod her head and smilingly said: “Alright, then, I will have to trouble you to quickly ask for an Imperial decree to bestow our marriage.”

“Ask for an Imperial decree to get married?!” This really made Xuanyuan Yi to feel somewhat astonished, he was a first rank Imperial official, and also Dong Yu’s country General. He was absolutely entitled to ask the Emperor to bestow his marriage, but based on Qing-er’s habits, she should try to avoid with regard to this complicated but beautiful Imperial’s household rules. Moreover, she would not value these Imperial household’s respected name. So since she insisted to get an Imperial edict for the marriage, could it be that there was another ulterior motive?!

Looking at Xuanyuan Yi’s puzzled expression, Murong Shu Qing softly sighed and said: “Yes. You should know the rumors within the Capital, I made people to scatter one piece of the rumor. You should know who scattered the other rumor!” She did not want an Imperial edict for her marriage either, this might be a supreme glory for some people, but this was actually very troublesome for her. But due to the situation today, she had no choice but to ask for it.

Asked for an Imperial decree? Could it be… Xuanyuan Yi took Murong Shu Qing and put her in his bosom, and he lowly asked: “You are saying, it is the Emperor?! He has seen you before?”

He and Xuan Tian Cheng could be considered to be growing together since they were children, since the ancient times, the Monarch needed to have a good tacit understanding with the country’s Commander in Chief. Thus, he and Xuan Tian Cheng could be regarded as having friendships, but the Monarch was a Monarch. He did not have any intention to fight and scheme against each other within the Imperial court, and to form a political party, so he would patrol n the border area for the most part of his time, and settle the armed rebellions. But Xuan Tian Cheng could be regarded as a bright Monarch, handled the affairs fairly, and empathized with the common people. But the Monarch inevitably had his own arrogance, if he saw Qing-er, this kind of woman, it would be easy for him to admire her and bring her under his wing.

Bringing this subject, she had a headache, all of these were because of Xi Lie Yue, if it was not because of her, she would not have these many troubles. Lightly nodding her head, Murong Shu Qing sighed and said: “He has seen me, but he does not know that I am Murong Shu Qing.”

Xuanyuan Yi took Murong Shu Qing’s long hair that was scattered by the wind, and gathered it behind her, then asked: “In that case, he wants you currently due to the political purpose.”

Her feet were somewhat hurting while she was standing, so she put her body weight and leaned on Xuanyuan Yi’s body, then Murong Shu Qing comfortably answered: “Yes, I think he is anxious to ask for me, to see the Murong family’s strength, and has heard the news about you and I withdrawing the marriage. So he must take me as his Imperial concubine, as he will surely seize the Murong family’s strength. But you and I originally had a marriage agreement, so if you ask for an Imperial decree to bestow our marriage, he will not have any reason to disagree. Moreover, the Murong’s family and Xuanyuan’s family are related by marriage, so the Murong family’s strength can be regarded as being controlled by the Imperial court. So if you ask for an Imperial decree now, he should bestow you the marriage. As long as he personally confers the marriage, in that case…” Murong Shu Qing stopped and did not continue talking anymore, but she only smiled looking at Xuanyuan Yi.

Xuanyuan Yi understood clearly and shook his head, he smilingly said: “Even if he knows that you are Murong Shu Qing, there is no room for leeway.” No wonder that she absolutely wanted the Emperor to confer the marriage, once the Emperor conferred the marriage, and declared it to the whole world, he, Xuan Tian Cheng would personally make a match made by heaven, and allowed Murong Shu Qing and him to get married. There was no joking as a Monarch, he could not stubbornly fight over an official’s wife!

But this must be done quickly, if Xuan Tian Cheng investigated for any clues, they would encounter a misfortune. After thinking, Murong Shu Qing said: “We still have a sure chance to win in the breaking of the battle arrays. As long as we have a big victory this time, you can seize the opportunity to ask for an Imperial decree for our marriage.”

This maneuver that Qing-er proposed, would make that self-referred intelligent and wise Emperor have no other choice but to suffer in silence. But he was afraid that Xuan Tian Cheng’s temper was not easy and virtuous like this. Slightly tightening up his arms, and bringing Murong Shu Qing completely into his bosom, he said with a muffled voice by the side of her ear: “Qing-er, the Emperor should never think about taking you away from me. You are mine. I will not let you to leave me.” With a low and mumbled repetitions, this was a promise, and also a commitment.

Murong Shu Qing softly smiled and returned to hold on Xuanyuan Yi’s waist, this man unexpectedly could speak some sweet speech and honeyed words, but this was so different, as his sweet promise could be said to resemble a threat!

Slowly standing up, Murong Shu Qing withdrew from Xuanyuan Yi’s hug, a burst of cold wind was blowing over at that time, it was very cold. After people would feel warmth, people would be afraid to feel colder. Taking a deep cold air, she spread out her palm again, what was flowing down was not the plum flower petals anymore, but it was rather snowflakes. So it was actually snowing, she actually did not feel anything when she was in his embrace.

Tightly grasping her palm, the snow was slowly melting in her hand, Murong Shu Qing turned around to directly face Xuanyuan Yi, looking at his eyes that were even deeper at night, she faintly said: “When your heart has me, and love me for one day, then I will stay by your side for one day.”

This… was also her promise to him!

“What are you saying?!” Xuanyuan Yi lightly puckered his eyebrows, the cold wind almost scattered her words into the night. Walking closely to her, and opening up her palm to wipe the cold water, he took her hand and put it inside his own hand. She was already an adult, but still wanted to play with the snow.

The thick, warm and big hand brought warmth to her, so Murong Shu Qing allowed him to hold her hand, and gave him a brilliant smile, she said: “I will only stop for love. The only think that you can use to hold on to me, is with a chain of love. I do not want to hear you saying that you will love me forever or have me forever, because time will authenticate everything. If your heart has already another person in it, that is when I will leave you.”

This was always her view about love, one should not say forever easily, forever could be so long, until the end of one’s life, but it could also be short. When he was holding another hand, that forever would be ended. She believed that Xuanyuan Yi had only her at this moment, this was already enough, as nobody could anticipate any future matter. One must not afraid to change, or was unwilling to say that beautiful promise, must not afraid for any possible separation, or did not dare to pray for a meticulous encounter.

But if it really came the time when people fell apart, even if it passed through, she would also leave.

“You dare!” Xuanyuan Yi pulled her arm in an instant, and firmly confined her into his embrace, this was the first time that she was smiling brilliantly and beautifully like this in front of him. But when he heard that sentence about leaving, it seemed like it went by so fast, but he was unable to let go of her hand.

“You do not have a chance, do not have a chance!” His arms were tighter and tighter and made Murong Shu Qing was practically unable to budge. She forced a smile in her heart, but suddenly she wanted to ask one question. So slightly struggling to put a little gap between them, Murong Shu Qing raised her head and gently smiled, she asked: “How did you acquire your overbearing (personality), was it a training since you were a child?!” This was the only thing that she had been puzzling over for a long time.

“I am overbearing?” When he was holding her, she was actually thinking like this?!

Heavens… He was the most overbearing person whom she met recently, could it be that no one had ever told him so? Murong Shu Qing smirked and threw out this question: “What do you think?!”

Xuanyuan Yi really put on a pondering appearance, finally his sexy thin lips lightly hooked up, while he nodded his head, he answered: “Since you say that I am overbearing, then I will not make you feel disappointed.”

His smile looked strange, Murong Shu Qing knew that this was not good, but there was no time to retreat back, as Xuanyuan Yi already easily carried her up, this was too shameless! Murong Shu Qing’s hand embraced his neck, while she called out: “What are you doing?!”

“I want to see how you can leave!”

Xuanyuan Yi’s hooligan appearance made Murong Shu Qing had the impulse to roll her eyes, and she really did it.

Even though it was already deep into the night, but there were still some soldiers who were keeping a night watch, so Murong Shu Qing lightly stroke his forehead, and was begging for forgiveness, she said: “Let me go ah, other people will see us.”

Even though she could not be regarded as being shy, but it was rare that Xuanyuan Yi could see her in her rarely seen embarrassed form, so Xuanyuan Yi recklessly said: “I am not afraid even if other people look at us.”

Unbearably staring one glance at him, Murong Shu Qing called out: “I am afraid ah…. hey, you are not only overbearing, but you are also a rascal ah?!”

“What do you call me?”

“Rascal…!”

Leaving behind the snowy night, the soldiers who were on night watch, knew that the General and General’s Madam liked to appreciate and chat during the snowy night.

 

Sian’s notes:
Awwwww, so cute. Our overbearing General can be somewhat cute too. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Enjoy these two rare cute chapters as next, we will move on to the battlefront…

And who said that XY has to be the one who proposes to MSQ???!! She’s a modern woman after all…

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 112: Mxxxxxxx Proposal (Part 1)

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Chapter 112

Mxxxxxxx Proposal (Part 1)

Once she was out of the tent, Murong Shu Qing did not follow Shang Jun to return to the tent anymore, and did not speak anything to her either. She walked alone to the plum tree and sat down under it without saying anything. Leaning against the rough tree trunk, her eyes were watching attentively at the sun that was slanting to the west gradually. The afterglow of the light golden sunshine was scattering on her body, it didn’t make her appear to be gentle, on the contrary, it added a little bit of silence.

Shang Jun was following her all the way, but did not dare to speak anything. She was just standing behind her like this for a long time, until she felt pain in her chest and could not help but cough. Only then, Shu Qing softly sighed, opened her eyes, and turned around to confront Shang Jun. Looking at the woman who was almost unable to stand before her eyes, but was still stubbornly standing behind her for almost an hour. Her complexion was pale, those pair of eyes that showed heroic spirit, also showed regret, appeal, pledge, and perseverance even more. How could she say anything good with this kind of her?!

Shu Qing did not say anything for a long time, it made Shang Jun’s heart feel at lost, she knew that Qing was very angry that she did not cherish her health, angry that she showed off her aggressiveness. But she had her own perseverance, and also had her own reason to go, the two people were looking face to face like this, finally, Shang Jun still called in a low voice: “Qing…”

Forget it, forget it! Shu Qing lifted her hand to block her from continuing to talk, as she did not want to listen to her trying to explain her own reason. In short, she was set to go, saying it again like this was also useless. Since she could not prevent her from going, then she would just help her with all of her strengths. Murong Shu Qing leaned on the big tree again, closed her eyes, and quietly said: “You do not need to say anything, I also know that it is useless trying to persuade you not to go. There is still seven more days, rest properly, I will speak with Xiu Zhi about lending some of the people, and choose the candidates to break the battle arrays, so you do not need to be anxious.”

“I…, thank you.” She wanted to say something, but she actually remained silent for a moment, she understood her, so what kind of words that she needed to say?! Covering the pain on her chest, Shang Jun slowly turned around and left.

Just when Shang Jun was about to leave, Murong Shu Qing’s low and light voice came through: “Jun, promise me that you will return alive.”

The two people’s backs were facing each other, nobody turned around either, the corner of Shang Jun’s mouth that was originally somewhat stiffened, was slightly raised for a moment, and she firmly answered: “Alright.” Finished speaking, she walked out slowly and cheerfully. Murong Shu Qing also faintly raised the corners of her mouth, she could feel some scant warmth from the sunshine.

*****

When Murong Shu Qing opened her eyes again, the night had already descending, she unexpectedly fell asleep under this plum tree. Softly laughing and wanting to stretch her body, she just found out that there was a thick sable cloak that was on her body, no wonder, she could still sleep smoothly like this during this winter night.

“Do you really like being frozen under the tree in this cold weather day?”

Murong Shu Qing was just about to get up, when a low and somewhat mocking male voice came through from the side, it scared her a little. Just like her when she was leaning on the side of a tree trunk a moment ago, Xuanyuan Yi was also leaning on the tree trunk on the other side. His head was raised to look at the light stars in the sky, and ignored the clear and splendor bright moon that was glittering on the top of his head.

No wonder that she liked to appreciate looking at the stars and moon under the plum tree, a rustling noise from the leaves came through, so as it turned out, the light stars were not visible to see, and they appeared to be impossible to look at. Accompanying by the faint fragrance of the plum flowers, it actually made people feel refreshing.

Murong Shu Qing pulled up the cloak on her body, and stood up to stretch, slowly walking to under the tree, she raised her head up to look at the white plum tree. Under the moonlight, it flashed a gentle radiance, the plum flower petals were blowing by the wind from time to time, they were fluttering and withering. This was probably the most beautiful time before it changed into a spring mud. Unfolding her palm, a spotless white petal slowly fell on the hallow of her palm.

When the petals were falling gently for a moment, Murong Shu Qing softly chanted:
“How to make you meet me
In my most beautiful time
For this
I have already seek before the Buddha for 500 years
Seeking the Buddha to let us knot the predefined affinity on earth
So the Buddha changes me into a tree
To increase a chance to meet you on the roadside
Under the sunshine
The flowers are blooming abundantly and prudently
Blooming is the hope of my past life
When you draw near
Please listen carefully
That trembling leaf
Is my passion for waiting
And when you finally walk past it in disregard
It falls down behind you
That is not a petal
But it is my withering heart”

In the past, she felt that the poem was very beautiful, but she could barely appreciate it, and could not understand it. She always felt that every time she read the poem, she had a longing, she thought that it was a sentimental nonsense to have a longing. Tonight, looking at these swirling petals that were falling down, she unexpectedly had a trace of regrets and pities, could it be because she had been staying for a long time in this ancient time, so she also had this melancholy and moody ailment.

A burst of wind was blowing, the petals that were originally falling on her hand, were flowing care-free again, after spinning for several times, they quietly fell into the mud. Slowly withdrawing her hand, Murong Shu Qing was leaning on the thick tree trunk again, and looking at the bright crescent moon, then she answered with a smirk: “Who makes this white plum tree to be the most beautiful during a cold and freezing night time like today?”

“Good… unique poem.” Xuanyuan Yi was stunned when she seemed to chant those verses a moment ago, could those be considered as verses? There was no rhyme, was in an informal format, but when she was chanting it softly and lightly, it was actually so beautiful aesthetically, the people who listened to it, would hurt their hearts.

Murong Shu Qing smilingly answered: “Yes ah, very unique, how many times one passes by the scenery, how many times one passes by the safflower trees, and how many flowers needs to be pity ah!”

Murong Shu Qing’s words had just left out, she could only feel a shadow flashed through, and Xuanyuan Yi was already standing in front of her. Her body was trapped in between the tree trunk and his tall and big body. Xuanyuan Yi did not seem to think that it was enough, and pressed against Murong Shu Qing’s forehead, and he said in a whisper: “I want to take a pity only on that green lotus from the Lian Xin lake.”

The sound of his whisper actually stroke Murong Shu Qing’s heart, alright, they could speak clearly today. So deeply breathing, Murong Shu Qing asked: “This is the answer that you want to give me.”

“Yes.” Xuanyuan Yi did not ponder it again, and directly blurted it out without thinking, he had already pondered it over for a long time.

Unable to conceal the corners of her mouth that raised up softly, Murong Shu Qing continued to say: “But the green lotus can only be alone. If she is put together with the other lovable flowers, she will wither.”

Xuanyuan Yi slowly moved his lips to the side of Murong Shu Qing’s ear, and lowly mumbled the sentence: “Since it is like that, there will be no other.” If she would accompany him for his lifetime, that would be enough. He was not a type of person who liked to have many wives and concubines anyway. He did not understand why she adhered to this in the past, but if it was for her, he was willing to have one person in this lifetime.

Feeling that her ear was itchy, Murong Shu Qing slightly moved her head, so Xuanyuan Yi took advantage to kiss on her neck. The deep and shallow feeling from his warm breath were blowing on her skin, it was even itchier than when he was talking in her ear. So dodging, Murong Shu Qing gently and smilingly pushed him away, while she said: “Do you think you understand it? You have a serene orchard at home, and a peony flower at the palace. Moreover…”

Suddenly, Xuanyuan Yi’s hands were holding her cheeks to look at her face, this made Murong Shu Qing to shut her mouth quickly. She wanted to retreat her body but Xuanyuan Yi’s body was stuck to her and entrapped her between the tree trunk. He slowly closed in on her lips and made Murong Shu Qing was somewhat shivering unconsciously, she wanted to escape, but also was somewhat looking forward to it.

Only feeling her hot lips, Xuanyuan Yi stuck to her lips, and lowly said: “You are long-winded.” Finished speaking, he did not allow her to cower and continued kissing her. The warmth breath had his scent, but it was exceptionally gentle, so Murong Shu Qing felt that she was unable to stand up, at that time, he supported her waist with a pair of his arms, and tightly held her into his bosom.

Very quickly, Xuanyuan Yi let go of her, and pressed on her forehead, Xuanyuan Yi asked in a muffled voice: “Do you still want to make sure?!”

Murong Shu Qing was lightly gasping for air, she promptly shook her head, tonight, he did not look like him at all. He made her heart to jump wildly and incessantly. Xuanyuan Yi lowly smiled and did not make things difficult for her anymore. So he just softly held her in his embrace and let him feel peacefulness and satisfaction.

Murong Shu Qing was leaning in his bosom, and enjoying this rare tranquility. She was in love with Xuanyuan Yi, and had never denied it all along. It was only that she could not decide whether or not he would be able to agree to her request, so she did not dare to fall in love with him wholeheartedly. Since he already took the first step tonight, why she could not bravely take another step also!

The moonlight pulled a long shadow from the two people who were embracing each other, one tall and one short, they were actually standing shoulder to shoulder.

Suddenly, Murong Shu Qing lifted her head up, gently smiled and said: “I still want to say some words.”

What words that she still wanted to say? Could it be that his guarantee was still not enough?! Xuanyuan Yi smilingly said: “Say it.”

 

Sian’s notes:
Huahahahaha… who would have thought that MSQ & XY’s relationship goes from zero to sixty seconds in a flash!!! But I think MSQ has already put XY in her heart a long long time ago. I remember that one of our readers, Julie (I think), mentioned this in her comment in previous chapter that she thought MSQ has already liked XY. Itโ€™s just that she isnโ€™t sure whether or not he will take another Concubine if theyโ€™re ever married so she doesnโ€™t really show her true heart to the readers until this chapter. But we all know that sheโ€™s a determined woman and knows what she wants so she wants to make sure that he understands that he can only have her if he wants her. By now, everybody should know who the real male lead is in this novel. Geez, it takes 112 chapters. ๐Ÿ˜… With that said, Mo Can can only be MINE!!!! I’m not sharing him with anybody!!! He’s still saved & hidden in my house. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

The actual title is Marriage Proposal but I don’t want to ruin it to everybody by letting you read the title at the beginning of the chapter. So I can only use Mxxxxxxx Proposal… ๐Ÿคฃ

While I was translating the poem, I didn’t think of anything, but when I was editing this chapter, it kind of got to me as it was a sad poem… ๐Ÿ˜ญ But I’m glad MSQ finds her one and only.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 111: Breaking The Battle Array (Part 3)

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No, PC will not send MSQ to the forefront in this battle. Hehehe… can you imagine what XYโ€™s face will look like if PC suggests that?!

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Chapter 111

Breaking The Battle Array (Part 3)

She? What could she help with?! She did not overestimate her own capabilities by thinking that she could break the battle arrays and attack the enemy. Facing a disdain snort, or skeptical, or gloomy eyes, Murong Shu Qing forced a smile and said: “I do not know what I can help with?!”

Shang Jun held back her smile and said: “As long as you are willing to lend some people!” Qing’s subordinates were many capable bodyguards. That Cang Su from this early morning, was a rare talent who could break the battle array, as long as Qing was willing to lend him, they could have some hopes to break the battle arrays.

Murong Shu Qing had already guessed, that Jun’s so called asking for a favor, would not make her go to break the battle array on her own, but borrowing some people…, Murong Shu Qing slightly lowered her head, she unhurriedly and softly pushed the tea leaves aside. For a long time, she only then softly said: “Military Adviser Pei, please repeat the discussion you were talking about earlier again, I did not hear it clearly.”

Her mind was not listening to the discussion a moment ago, so she had not seriously listened to what Jun said, she knew that Yan Yu and Cang Su were like block-headed people. As long as she ordered them, even if they knew that they would die, they would go without even wrinkling their eyebrows. So she must know the fierce and dangerous situation in trying to break the battle arrays, and could not disregard their lives like this.

Shang Jun already anticipated that Murong Shu Qing would ask like this, she was a person who would consider things thoroughly, and consider other people’s feelings, especially those people who were by her side. So she empathized with Pei Che who had a mission on trying to explain this to her, after all, she was a wounded person now, so she could not talk too much.

Pei Che laughingly looked at Shang Jun, and he was sitting motionless as a mountain and looking back at him, Murong Shu Qing was also staring to look at him. Shang Jun was the one who thought about this scheme, why did he have to give an explanation?! Sighing, Pei Che still obediently explained, Shang Jun added some additional explanations from time to time, so all of those Generals understood the explanation clearer.

Listening to them finished speaking, Murong Shu Qing thought for a moment and asked: “You said that you wanted to look for three people who are good at strange gate number method (qi men shu shu), three people who have firm determinations, and three people who are proficient in traps and concealed weapons?!”

“Yes.”

Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and answered: “I am afraid that I can not find that many people!” They looked at her as if she was a grand hero in this world here ah!!

Shang Jun gave Murong Shu Qing a somewhat calm and patient expression, she said: “The Manor can find a person who is good in the battle array, a person who is good in the traps. I see that General Huang is also a firmed and determined person, there are two subordinates from Xiu Zhi who are not bad, plus me, I only need you to find three more people, that will be fine.”

Shang Jun’s words had just left out, and without waiting for Shu Qing’s words, Li Ming actually cried out in resentment and stood up, he said: “Can I not join in breaking the battle arrays?!” Huang Xi Feng could but why could he not do it, even though he was not a master in the traps and battle arrays, but he was also a firmed and determined person!

“You have another arrangement.” Li Ming’s sudden jumped, but under Xuanyuan Yi’s muffled words, he became quiet in an instant, lowered his head, and did not dare to say anything.

After a short period of time, everyone’s attention turned back to Murong Shu Qing, waiting for her answer, but Murong Shu Qing was actually just sitting and she did not say anything. Her elegant eyebrows were softly wrinkled, she already put the teacup on the table, grasped the wooden chair armrests, and softly tapped them, she seemed to be absent-minded, and seemed to have jittery mood. Everyone was waiting for a long time, only then Murong Shu Qing lifted her head up to answer, but what she said, was not about the candidates (who would help break the battle arrays), but she rather asked Shang Jun: “Do you still want to enter the battle arrays?”

Shang Jun nodded her head, and firmly looked face to face at Shu Qing, she said: “How can I not enter it if I want to deploy the method to break the battle arrays?” If she did not enter it, how could she give any confidence to everyone to break the battle arrays. Moreover, she suffered an injury last time, she wanted to properly think on how to teach that man this time. Besides, her injury was not too serious that she could not move, plus there were still seven days, she must break the chains of these battle arrays.

How was this person so stubborn like this, she was completely injured like this, how could she enter the battle array and throw away her own life?! Both of them were glaring at each other, with neither giving way to the other for a long time. Murong Shu Qing’s hands were slightly holding on the (armrests) firmly, taking a deep breath, she pushed down the anger in her heart with great difficulty, and faintly answered: “Let me think this over for a moment to see who is more suitable.”

Murong Shu Qing did not promise if she would lend some people, after she finished speaking, she did not look at them anymore, and only narrowed her eyes to look at the white plum tree that was outside the tent, as if she wanted to distant herself with those people, and did not say anything again. Even Shang Jun was somewhat startled, what was wrong with Qing?!

Murong Shu Qing was unwilling to talk and just looking outside the window, Shang Jun was looking pensive and bowing his head without talking, so Xuanyuan Yi was closely staring at Murong Shu Qing, it seemed that she did not want to continue discussing (the topic) anymore. Pei Che stoop up and smoothed things over: “Alright, Master Shang, you can carefully study a specific method on how to break the battle arrays, while we are waiting for the confirmed people who will break them, we will discuss this again tomorrow.”

Shang Jun sighed and slowly stoop up, she cupped her hands to salute and answered: “Then, Shang Jun takes my leave.” Finished speaking, she looked one glance at Murong Shu Qing who also got up but was not looking at her. Shang Jun turned around and came out of the Master’s tent. It seemed that Qing had the most undertaking. It had been a long time since she saw her get angry like this.

Murong Shu Qing did not even exchange conventional greetings and immediately came out of the Master’s tent.

Everyone also left the Master’s tent, leaving only Pei Che and Xuanyuan Yi. Xuanyuan Yi walked to the place where Shang Jun was sitting, and lifted open the lid that covered the cup. He only saw that the hot tea that should be a light yellow color, changed into a dark brown, moreover, it emitted a faint smell of the reeking blood. Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che looked one glance at each other, and smilingly said: “It seemed that entering and checking up the battle arrays last night, were not that smooth.”

Xuanyuan also discovered it?! He thought that he only engrossed in looking at Murong Shu Qing! He smilingly nodded his head, but he did not understand something, so he immediately asked again: “But why did he want to hide the fact that he was injured?” Getting injured during a check up, was a normal thing, Shang Jun did not look like he wanted to be famous, or he was afraid that people would tease and mock fun of him, so what was the reason that he hid his injury?!

Xuanyuan Yi sat at the chair that Murong Shu Qing sat down, and he could see that white plum tree from here, and it surely had a distinctive style, no wonder that she liked to linger to look at it. Xuanyuan Yi was looking at the scenery outside the window, while he said this deep meaning words: “Moreover, Qing-er clearly knows about the injury.” It seemed that the relationships between Shang Jun and her, was not ordinary, otherwise, when she heard that he wanted to enter the battle arrays, she unexpectedly showed off her anger.

He received a family’s letter yesterday, mother said that there were many rumors about him and Qing-er at the Capital, the rumor said that their feelings towards each other were deep, also said that they appeared aloof, they completely uncalled for, why were there so many rumors suddenly? It seemed that there were people who were for them and against them at the Capital.

Qing-er, it seemed that we had so many things that we had to discuss between us.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 110: Breaking The Battle Array (Part 2)

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Chapter 110

Breaking The Battle Array (Part 2)

It was already passed 9-11 AM, Xuanyuan Yi was still bowing his head to study the topography map inside the Master’s tent, Pei Che was holding a cup of tea in his hand leisurely, the other Generals did not say anything and were just sitting upright on their chairs quietly and with somewhat repressed emotions.

Li Ming clearly did not have Pei Che’s good mood, he heavily put down a cup that was in his hand, and said somewhat angrily: “How is Shang Jun not here yet?” Even though he rushed into the battle array yesterday by himself, and came back safely, so he quite admired him now. But what time was now, he made everyone to wait for along time like this, and he was very hateful.

Lei Yi was also unable to sit still, so he stood up and said: “Would it be better if this Old General goes to ask Master Shang to come over?” The military paid attention the most in the army discipline, and time. Even though many of the Generals did not say anything, but they must have been cursing at Shang Jun in their hearts, especially General Huang who who just came back from escorting the army provisions, and still did not understand anything, his face showed more disdain.

Pei Che shook his head, and smilingly said: “No need, he has his own propriety, everyone must not feel tense, we will just wait.” Shang Jun was not a person who did not care about time, nor was he a dishonest person, he must have a reason for coming this late.

Lei Yi did not have any alternative but sat down embarrassingly. Everyone was waiting again for almost one hour, the tea was already added with more water so it was tasteless, only then Shang Jun came into the tent slowly. She slightly cupped her hands in greetings, faintly and smilingly said: “I made everybody to wait for a long time.”

Without anymore explanation, she stepped forward neither in a hurry nor slow, her action practically made the Generals who had been waiting for almost four hours, were enraged, how they could be subjected to this kind of atmosphere. Huang Xi Feng straightforwardly took a teacup from the table and threw it away strongly, the tea was splashing on the small table and the ground.

Murong Shu Qing was following behind Shang Jun, so she crossed over her shoulder to see this heroic and vigorous General, his temperament was really big. He actually dared to throw down a cup in front of Pei Che and Xuanyuan Yi, so Murong Shu Qing felt very interesting, everyone of these Xuanyuan Yi’s Generals seemed to have some temperaments. Since they were going to discuss the method about breaking the battle array, she really did not want to come and join in the discussion, but she was afraid that Shang Jun’s injury would suddenly burst out, so she could take care of it properly.

Shang Jun grievingly sighed in her heart, she did not want to come this late either, it was actually because Cang Su came to the tent in a hurry early this morning, then she had to do the acupuncture to open up the acupuncture points, so when she was barely able to stand up and speak, it was already this time. She was also helpless. But quietly sizing up and down the angry eyes in front of her, this young high ranking officer who did not speak anything, she did not show any annoyance, on the contrary, her face showed admiration.

“Master Shang’s complexion does not look so good.” Pei Che secretly observed Shang Jun, even though he was still smiling properly, but his complexion and vitality were obviously not good. And adding that he came so late like this today, could it be that he had an unexpected mishap yesterday?!

Good observation! Shang Jun shook her head, and smilingly said: “It might be because I could not sleep properly last night, it will not be a problem.”

Since he did not want to say it, Pei Che did not question it closely anymore, and directly asked the main point: “After Master Shang looked it over yesterday, do you have any method to break the battle array?”

“Yes, I have.” Her concise answer took everyone’s attention and concentration, nobody was clinging to the incident from a moment ago. Xuanyuan Yi also lifted up his head from looking at the topography map.

Li Ming clapped his hand, and excitingly said: “Very good, then break the battle array immediately.” It would be the best if he could break that demonic battle array today.

But Shang Jun calmly shook her head, and said: “Still can not do it.”

“Why?” Did he not have the method to break the battle array?!

Suddenly, a burst of pain rushed forth from her chest, it made Shang Jun unable to continuously stand, so Murong Shu Qing who was standing behind her, hurriedly supported her back. Everyone’s attention was put on Shang Jun’s body, and they were waiting for his answer, and did not pay attention to Murong Shu Qing’s small movement. After the pain flared up, and this ripple of pains went away, Shang Jun could secretly take a deep breath, and concisely answered: “We need to emphasize on the right time, and favorable geographical and social conditions to break the battle array.”

Pei Che stood up and came over, and asked somebody to add a new cup of tea, then he said: “The right time and favorable geographical and social conditions? Master Shang, please sit down and explain in details.” He was really not in a good condition, this kind of forbearance was not because he did not sleep good.

It seemed that Pei Che had already seen it through, so Murong Shu Qing softly patted Shang Jun’s back, and hinted that she took a rest. Since Pei Che had already guessed it, then they would just take an advantage. After sitting down, Shang Jun slowly and faintly said: “My army has already lost the favorable location, so the right time and people seem to be especially important. This battle array is a chain type of battle arrays. The inside contains five elements battle array (wu xing zhen), confused mind battle array (mi xin zhen), heaven dragon battle array (tian long zhen). The five elements battle array can make the crowd of people to be scattered, and make the people be trapped inside the battle array, with no clear direction, and it will be easy to attack one after another. The confused mind battle array, as the name implies, will make the people to lose their bearings and wisdom, they can slaughter each other, or even kill one another. There are many traps inside the heaven dragon battle array, if one is not careful, one will tear and crush one’s body and bones. As far as those snow wolves, they are put inside the battle array to deliberately cause fear, and disturb the morale.”

Listening to his frank speaking, everyone could not help but sighed, as it turned out this battle array still had many tricks like this, and they admired Shang Jun even more. All of them were experienced Generals, what they respected him the most was this person was brave and knew how to scheme.

“What kind of clever method that Master Shang have to break the battle array?!” Unexpectedly, the person who impatiently asked was Huang Xi Feng, who was the most resentful a moment ago.

As expected, one dared to love and dared to hate, the person with a clear gratitude and grudges, Shang Jun smilingly answered: “The person who can break the five elements battle array must understand the mysterious door battle array (xuan men zhen), and his martial arts have to be excellent and he should be able to confront the enemy alone, and grasp the victory in his hand. The person who can break the confused mind battle array will have a high martial arts, and he must also have an unflinching determination. The person who can break the heaven dragon battle array needs to be agile and quick, and has an extreme understanding with traps. We will gather these people during the last day of traditional lunar calendar (the 30th), that is, we will break the battle arrays within seven days. I have made some calculation that during 11 am to 1 pm on that day, it will be the day when the sunshine will be the strongest within the last three months at Lin Feng Guan border, the viral energy is the most vigorous, that is the time to break the battle arrays because we will have half the work but yet twice the effects.”

After she finished speaking, everybody in the tent was actually silent for a long time, Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che looked one glance at each other, but they did not say anything either. Huang Xi Feng puckered up his eyebrows, and said: “Where can we find those many capable and unusual bodyguards like that? Moreover, we know that day is the best day to break the battle arrays, so Cang Yue surely knows it also, I do not know what situation that we will have to mess with at that time .”

But Shang Jun shook her head, and answered Huang Xi Feng’s question towards Xuanyuan Yi instead: “Even if they know it, this is also the best opportunity for the army to break the battle arrays, especially the confused mind battle array, that day is the most appropriate day to break it. Moreover, if their attentions are put on resisting my army who is trying to break the battle arrays, so they will disregard General Xuanyuan Yi’s position.”

Xuanyuan Yi nodded his head, what he (SJ) said was exactly what he (XY) was anticipating, but there was still another matter that made him have a headache. He did not think that they would have to deal with so many battle arrays, so Xuanyuan Yi lowly sighed and said: “But where can we find these top quality people?”

Li Ming actually said with his clear voice: “This should be easy, Master Shang specializes in breaking the five elements battle array, the General will attack the confused heart battle array, the Military Adviser will attack the heaven dragon battle array.” Shang Jun was surely a master of the five elements technique, General Xuanyuan Yi had many years of battle expeditions, so his wisdom was naturally firm, the Military Adviser was the most experience to deal with the traps and concealed weapons, what was so difficult about these candidates?!

He said it passionately, but Shang Jun rejected his choices: “It is not appropriate, we can not depend on one person to break the battle arrays. At the minimum, we need three people in one team to break it. Moreover, as the head of the army, the General must not be trapped inside the maze. Furthermore, these three plans to break the battle arrays, are only to entice the enemy, there must be the main army behind it for us to get the victory, so the General must lead the large group of army to attack from behind. And the Military Adviser can not go into the battle array even more.”

Li Ming did not understand and asked: “Why?” If the General could not be inside the battle array because he was the center of the army, but why the Military Adviser could not go in either?

Shang Jun wanted to answer him, but because she was talking so much a moment ago, she was unable to stop coughing, her mouth felt sweet and she could feel that the blood was rushing forth. She was speechless for a moment.

Pei Che took an advantage of it very quickly: “Because the three ways army need to be coordinated by someone, my army also needs to protect the army provisions, and we can not leave the camp unguarded, just in case the enemy troops will surprise attack us from behind.”

Everyone heard Pei Che’s explanation, Murong Shu Qing hurriedly handed over the tea cup to Shang Jun’s hand. Shang Jun opened the teacup, and spit out the blood inside it. Using the wide and blue sleeve of her garment, she wiped the bloodstain from her lips. Murong Shu Qing quietly retreated and returned to the chair on the side.

“Then what should we do?” How could they break the battle arrays if they were lacking some people? Even though the army still had some other Generals, but they needed to divide them into three routes, so they still needed manpower. Moreover, as far as having an excellent martial arts, and a firm determination, who could be better than the General within the army!

For a moment, all of the Generals puckered up their eyebrows inside the Master’s tent, finally, they still moved their sights to Shang Jun to figure out a solution for this. But he also shook his head, suddenly, Shang Jun, with a smile on his face, looked towards Murong Shu Qing who was fiddling with the tea leaves. Pei Che also understood his intention, and moved his sight to look at Shu Qing. Even though the other Generals did not understand the reason, but they still curiously looked towards Murong Shu Qing.

Murong Shu Qing did not have the mood to listen to them talking about breaking those battle arrays, she only came because she was anxious for Shang Jun, so her attention was only put on Shang Jun. With great difficulty, she could see that she (SJ) was a little better, and only then she sat down, and wanted to drink some tea, but she felt that everyone’s line of sights were unfathomably focused on her. Somewhat blankly, she raised her head and only saw Pei Che’s foxy like smiling expression, and also Shang Jun, with that ‘gentle attention’ look.

She was not sold out by Shang Jun, right! But she only saw Shang Jun’s gentlemen and handsome eyebrows, so she smilingly said: “We need to see if Qing-er is willing to help us out or not?!”

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 109: Breaking The Battle Array (Part 1)

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Chapter 109

Breaking The Battle Array (Part 1)

The night had come, the moonlight passed through the plum tree, and sprinkled down pieces of its shadows, after the sunshine was hidden away, it left behind the biting cold north wind, melted snow, and that lack of lingering fragrance. Murong Shu Qing was sitting under the plum tree, on the bluestone. Shang Jun had already gone for six hours, she only felt that her heart was somewhat tranquil under the cold wind and the unyielding plum tree.

On the huge rock not to far away, Qin Xiu Zhi was also leaning on the wall of the rock, he raised his head to look at the sky that was filled with the stars, his heart should constantly be worried about Jun.

Murong Shu Qing got up, and walked slowly to Shang Xiao’s side, she embraced her shoulders, and encouragingly said: “Xiao Xiao, do not be too anxious, it will be alright.” This was to comfort her, and also to comfort herself.

For six hours, Shang Xiao’s tears could not be held back and continuously rolled down the moment Murong Shu Qing softly embraced her. Putting her face into the pit of Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder, she was sobbing and lowly mumbling repeatedly: “Shu Jing jiejie, I am afraid.” She only had elder sister as her only close relative, if she lost her, she did not know if she would have any courage to keep on living.

Shang Xiao’s weeping sound sounded like a heavy hammer, and it beat on Murong Shu Qing’s heart. She did not know what to say to comfort Shang Xiao, whatever she said, would seem to be lacking in strength. So she could only tightly hold her, feeling that her shoulders were continuously trembling, she was also trembling in her own heart.

“Look, it is Master Shang!” Suddenly, Lei Yi who was always standing and waiting at the gate of the camp, acclaimed, his voice made everyone who was outside the tent to stand immediately. They were staring at a distance place, and could only see one white horse that was powerfully piercing through the night like lightning, along with the raising smoke and dust. Very quickly, a person and a horse returned to the center of the camp. Shang Jun dismounted from the horse, his face still showed a smiling expression, but it could not concealed his tiredness.

Shang Xiao ran to Shang Jun’s side, and pulled her hand, she sized her up and down, and hurriedly asked: “Elder brother, you are alright?!” Shang Jun just patted her hand, gently nodded her head.

Looking that Shang Jun came back, all of the people were relaxed, Pei Che smilingly asked: “Master Shang, how is it?”

Shang Jun did not answer his question immediately, she only cupped her hands, and answered: “I already have some clear ideas, but I still need to think about how to break it. Everybody can go back now, I will discuss with everybody tomorrow at General Xuanyuan’s tent.”

All of the Generals were looking at each other with dismay, they were waiting for a long time, and really wanted to listen to his opinion, what was going now. Even though Pei Che was somewhat disappointed, but during these six hours, he did not know what vicious and dangerous experiences that Shang Jun encountered. But looking at those tired eyes, it was not good to force him either, so he nodded and answered: “Alright, this Master Shang’s party has worked hard, rest early.”

Murong Shu Qing slightly frowned, and said: “Master Shang, Shu Qing still has one thing to consult, I am not sure if it is possible.”

Shang Jun nodded her head and answered: “Go to the tent and say it.”

Murong Shu Qing followed Shang Jun and Shang Xiao to enter the tent, once they were inside the tent, Murong Shu Qing immediately advanced one step and supported Shang Jun. Shang Jun was also taking an advantage to lean on Murong Shu Qing’s body, so Murong Shu Qing hurriedly asked: “Jun, what is wrong with you?!”

Once Shang Jun got down from the horse, she just thought that her complexion did not look good, when she walked to her side, she used her wide sleeve to clench her own hand strongly. She just knew that there was something wrong with Shang Jun, everyone seemed to be different after all, they were males and females, and were different, she did not have any alternative but to hurriedly use an excuse to follow her.

Shang Jun did not answer, but only spat out a mouthful of blood from her mouth, soon after, she could not continuously stand and softly fell down. She was being like this, really scared Shang Xiao in an instant and her face became deathly pale, she helplessly shouted: “Ah…., Shu Qing jiejie, what to do?!” What was going on, was she not okay just a moment ago?

Shang Jun suddenly fainted, so Shu Qing was not able to continuously pull her, so both of them tumbled on the soft wool cushion. Shu Qing was having a hard time pulling Shang Jun, while she said to Shang Xiao who was scared witless: “Do not shout, help me to hold her.”

The two people were working together, and was able to put Shang Jun on the bed with great difficulty. After a while, Shang Jun slowly regained consciousness, but her complexion was still shockingly white, her head was seeping out sweat, and she was having a hard time breathing. Murong Shu Qing helped her to wipe the bloodstains from the corner of her mouth, while she asked: “Jun, how are you doing?”

“I, I go and look for the military doctor to come over.” Shang Xiao’s big eyes were filled with tears, when she saw that Shang Jun’s mouth kept spitting out blood continuously, so she wanted to go outside the tent.

Shang Jun who was already very weak, suddenly sat up, and attempted to grab Shang Xiao’s hand, she said with difficulty: “Xiao-er, do not go.” Shang Xiao promptly stopped, and came back to the bedside to look that she was coughing violently because of her fierce movement. Worrying that she would not be able to move anymore, Shang Jun slowly stopped coughing, and could only softly say: “If the military doctor comes, my identity ___”

Listening to what she was saying, Shang Xiao could not help but shout again: “But this can not cause you to lose your life ah!” Elder sister was dressing as a man these past few years, she clearly knew that she was suffering, could it be that she did not want her life just because of this?!

Shang Jun still wanted to say something, but she was unable to speak as she was very weak, so she could only grasp Shang Xiao’s hand tightly. Murong Shu Qing sighed, these two sisters were equally stubborn! Murong Shu Qing said to Shang Xiao: “Xiao Xiao, do not get too excited, sit down first.”

Bringing a brocade cotton to wipe Shang Jun’s sweat and bloodstains, she untied the clothing that wrapped Shang Jun’s chest. She had also worn a man’s clothing before, so she knew that she could not breathe being wrapped by those clothing. After unwrapping the clothing, one could see a distinct dark red palm print on Shang Jun’s right chest now. Murong Shu Qing breathed a mouthful of cold air, what kind of strength that this palm used, while she helped to cover her up with a quilt properly, she asked: “Jun, how are you feeling now?”

The blood from her chest cavity was just vomited out, plus Shu Qing already unwrapped the clothing on her chest, so Shang Jun felt that she could breathe a little smoothly, and did not feel as painful as if she was pressed down by a huge stone. Deeply breathing a mouthful, she just answered in a whisper: “My chest was hit by a palm, that person’s internal strength was extremely powerful, it had already injured the meridians.”

“Was it You Xiao?” The person who could injure Jun, was not many, rumor said it that You Xiao was brave and good at fighting, could it be him?!

Shang Jun softly shook her head, and answered: “No, this person’s martial arts are so much better than You Xiao’s.” She had fought with You Xiao four years ago, even though he also injured her, but their martial arts were equally matched at that time, she did not know how much higher this person’s martial arts was, when compared to You Xiao.

Unusually high martial arts, and this person was helping Cang Yue now, could it be __, Shu Qing promptly asked: “Was it a man who was wearing a purple red clothing, slender figure, those pair of eyes that looked like demonic charm.”

Shang Jun was thinking for a while, even though the center of the battle array continuously made her feel confused, and she could not see anybody, but she still remembered those pair of eyes. Qing was correct, those pair of eyes could suck one’s soul, so Shang Jun asked: “You had met him?”

Not only had she seen him, Murong Shu Qing was lightly stroking her left shoulder, and faintly answered: “He almost took my life.”

Her answer made Shang Jun startled, that person was the one who injured Qing?! No wonder, Qing had many experts by her side, but he still prevailed, who was that person? His martial arts were unexpectedly so high, and also that battle array, it seemed that he was the one who arranged it.

Murong Shu Qing patted Shang Jun’s face, and said with a weak but gentle voice: “You lie down first, I will think of a way.” Finished speaking, she walked towards the outside screen, Jun received an internal injury, so calling a military doctor would be useless, and it would expose Jun’s identity. Even though she did not agree that she continued dressing in a man’s clothing like this, but this was her choice, and certainly was her intention. Even if she wanted to reveal her identity, that should also be Jun’s own decision.

“Fan Feng.”

Her voice just barely faded, a dark blue clothing shadow already stood at the side of the tent respectfully.

“You look for Cang Su to come here immediately.” Cang Su could find a method to treat the internal injury, so they could only depend on him now.

“Yes.”

Shang Xiao was half squatting at the head of the bed, she put her head to lean on Shang Jun’s arm, her tears were falling on her cheeks, they were dropping one by one on Shang Jun’s hand. Shang Xiao was anxious and also annoyed, carrying her sobbing, she could not resist to say: “You still want to discuss what method to break the battle array with the Generals, look at your appearance like this now, what breaking what battle array ah?!”

Her wet tears were already seeping through her clothing and skin, they were not scorching at all during this frigid winter night, on the contrary, they seemed somewhat cold, so Shang Jun was continuously stroking lightly on Shang Xiao’s hair, and comfortingly said: “Xiao-er, do not cry, you can feel at ease, I am alright.” She promised her parents that she would take care of Xiao-er properly. She would accomplish it, and always work hard on it to avenge her father, and mother’s terrible happenings. But she would be the only one who would do it, Xiao-er should forever be smiling and living in sunshine.

Murong Shu Qing was just about to enter the inner room, and she could vaguely hear Shang Xiao’s depressing weeps, her feet that were about to step forward, stopped for a moment. Shang Jun always refused to say about her hardship, she was always the one who undertook it on herself. Every time she (MSQ) saw her (SJ) wearing a man’s clothing, socializing with the other merchants and influential officials, and when she was involved in the conspiracy schemes, she always felt distressed for her. She knew that her heart was complaining, hating, worrying and suffering. When could she be able to free her own self. Was the person who could give her happiness, the man who was always on guard outside the tent, and who was still standing on the rock for six hours, refusing to leave?

Quietly withdrawing outside the tent, tonight was very cold.