Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 75: Identity (Part 1)

I keep forgetting to update the character lists & glossary. Anyway those have been updated to Chapter 77.

Characters List

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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. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 75

Identity (Part 1)

Murong Shu Qing raised her head and bumped into a pair of eyes as deep as the ocean. It was the man whom she saw on Xi Lie Yue’s decorated boat on that day, even though his face showed a surprise expression, but his eyes did not look startled. It seemed that there was nothing that he could not be in control of, with a simple bluish purple changshan, he looked even more cultured. But Murong Shu Qing always felt that this person was definitely not a simple person.

Murong Shu Qing did not try to hide and stepped forwards, she slightly nodded and smilingly said: “Greetings to Xian Gongzi.”

Xian Yi also cupped his hands to return her greetings, he just meticulously looked at the face with her black hair that did not have any make up, in front of him, this woman who was gently smiling and quietly chanting. He shook his head, lightly smiled and said: “You actually a woman? Xian Mou’s (appellation for oneself) eyes are dull.” From the beginning, he was somewhat suspicious, how a man could be so quiet and refined like this, but who would have thought that a woman would go and visit a brothel, and even threw away 10,000 taels recklessly for one song. She was indeed special, no wonder ever since he left that place, he would always indescribably think of her.

Murong Shu Qing laughed, nobody could recognize her when she dressed as a man, but as a woman, she did not know whether this could be considered a fortunate or a misfortune. But she did not need to guess that by actually visiting Xi Lie Yue, she knew that she had already aroused Xian Yi’s attention again, looking at his bright and radiant eyes. Murong Shu Qing did not have any alternative but to lightly smile and answer: “Xian Gongzi is too modest.”

The two people were returning politeness with politeness, Xi Lie Yue looked happily, she just wanted to see that they were fighting hand in hand, so how could she not provide the opportunity. But looking at the sky, she lazily interrupted the two people’s empty dialogue, and said: “Are you two done with your empty greetings, if we do not go up the mountain, the sky will be dark soon.” She heard that the sunset on the Ling Shan mountain was amazingly beautiful, so she did not want to miss it.

Murong Shu Qing did not want to continue exchanging conventional greetings with Xian Yi again either, so she nodded to agree with Xi Lie Yue’s statement, leading Jing Shui, she came out of the pavilion.

Xi Lie Yue’s mood was rather high so she walked at the forefront, followed by a red dress woman, Yan. Murong Shu Qing also pulled Jing Shui, and walked slowly to follow behind them. Xian Yi was looking at these group of women, and he smilingly said: “Can you all bear walking up the mountain?” This Ling Shan mountain was known to be the highest mountain range within the outskirts, could these Misses and their servant girls walk up the mountain?!

Xi Lie Yue turned her head around, with her straightforward character and loud voice, she smilingly said: “If one wants to appreciate the scenery, what is so fun about it if one is sitting in a carriage! Am I right, Shu (character means relax which is MSQ real name)?” Finished speaking, she did not forget to throw out a topic for Murong Shu Qing.

Murong Shu Qing forced a smile, even though she already knew that she was Qin Shu (Shu character means book) but did she really have to call her ‘Shu’ (her real name character)? One Tang Xiao Xiao was more than enough!!

Looking at the layers of bluish-green mountain ranges in front of her, the foot of the mountain seemed to be reaching through the sky. She did not have Xi Lie Yue’s martial arts, to be honest, climbing to the mountain top would be somewhat challenging for her. But if she did not look at the scenery on foot, and being stuck in a carriage, how could she appreciate its mysterious and elegant spirit! Murong Shu Qing inquiringly looked one glance at Jing Shui who was beside her, her vigor was not good for the past few days, so she was anxious about her even more.

Maybe, because of Jing Shui’s curiosity with Xi Lie Yue, or maybe because she was impressed by the verdant beautiful scenery in front of her, her mood appeared to be somewhat better. She lightly nodded later, so Murong Shu Qing just lightly smiled and smilingly answered: “I agree.”

Xian Yi slightly knitted his eyebrows, since these two Misses did not have any objection, he could only comply. Making an invitation posture, Xian Yi smilingly said: “Then, let’s go.”

The beginning of the mountain hill was not very precipitous, several people were appreciating the scenery and chatting, and they did not feel tired. After walking for almost half a shichen (1 hr), the topography of the mountain appeared to be gradually precipitous, but the scenery was even more and more elegant. Murong Shu Qing who was always pulling Jing Shui’s hand for the whole journey, suddenly, Jing Shui stopped her footsteps. Murong Shu Qing originally thought that she was tired, but looking at her, she was only looking and staring at a trail between the forest that was far away.

Xian Yi and Xi Lie Yue who were talking and smiling, when they looked at them suddenly stopped, they also slowed down their footsteps, and followed to look at their line of sights.

But they could only see the pleasant country scenery, and two people who were walking unsteadily, once they were approaching gradually, they could see clearly that they were a couple of elderly people. Both of their faces were filled with traces of years and wrinkles, the wrinkles almost covered their faces. The elderly man was carrying a small bundle of firewood on his back, he should just collect the firewood near the mountain. The elderly woman was closely following by his side, her hand was supporting the firewood that was on the back of the elderly man, and her other hand was lightly wiping the beads of sweat for him, that still came out during this winter. The two people were just walking for the whole journey, and they did not say anything, but it seemed that they had been walking slowly like this every day.

Until they walked far away, Jing Shui was still watching attentively at them even though they were already walking very far away, and she did not say anything.

Murong Shu Qing was somewhat anxious and she gently called: “Jing Shui?”

For a long time, Jing Shui just said in a whisper: “They are very happy.”

Murong Shu Qing withdrew her sight, lightly patted Jing Shui’s hand, she faintly smiled and said: “Yes ah. The reason why feeling is feeling, is not because it is strong that can make people to be fascinated quickly, but it is as if thin streams that are flowing forever, it is like yearning, that is connected in people’s hearts.” This kind of feeling was really genuine that could melt a foam.

“It is connected in people’s hearts?”

Murong Shu Qing muttered and lightly stroked, it made Jing Shui whose eyes that originally did but have any spirits, they actually showed a little doubt. Lowly mumbling the last words, Jing Shui seemed to think about something, but also seemed like she did not understand it.

Jing Shui did not speak, and Murong Shu Qing did not urge her either, she only calmly accompanied by her side. What was rare though, Xi Lie Yue who was behind, did not urge her either, she simply and slightly knitted her eyebrows, and appeared to be worry about something.

And Xian Yi was simply quietly standing at the side, and only watching towards Murong Shu Qing’s expression and he passed through a little pondering.

Within the deep forest in the afternoon, it was still rather cold, but the wind was not strong, it was only a cool breeze that was striking directly and lightly, but it made people unable to help to feel the coldness. Jing Shui finally lifted her head up, that pair of alert, elegant and bright eyes flashed through like a bright luster at this moment. She tranquilly asked: “Miss, what you mean is, if he has me in his heart, he will not care about how I look. If there is no me, even if there is a beautiful woman, it will be in vain either, is that right?”

Murong Shu Qing did not reply, but only nodded her head, it seemed that Jing Shui had a clever heart, she did not get confused and could see its wisdom. This time, Jing Shui used her own capability to ponder over, and did not need her to talk again.

Jing Shui had not been able to sleep for almost two days, and she had been walking on this road now also, her face already looked white gradually. She had already achieved the purpose of taking her out, so Murong Shu Qing quietly said: “Yan Yu, take Jing Shui to the carriage so she can rest.”

Yan Yu’s sudden appearance made Xian Yi, especially that man who was always standing behind him, was startled. The man was looking at Yan Yu with admiration, precaution and provocation in his eyes. But Yan Yu did not look one glance at him, he only walked to Jing Shui’s side, took her along and flew out of there.

Murong Shu Qing turned around, tightened up the collars of her clothing, she swept one glance at those people’s expressions who might be pondering, or puzzling or probing. And she freely and slowly walked on the path that was already filled with dead leaves, but she could still see the verdant and vitality of the jungle.

Xian Yi and Xi Lie Yue looked one glance at each other, and caught up with that dark green figure who almost went into the hidden forest.

After walking halfway up the mountain, Murong Shu Qing was leaning and sitting on a boulder and did not walk anymore, her breathing was already unstable. Her hair that was blown by the wind, was already somewhat messy, and her complexion started to look red.

Even though Xi Lie Yue was somewhat panting, but she was basically still able to have her energy, so she stood by Murong Shu Qing’s side and mockingly said: “Why do you stop walking? It is only half way!”

Murong Shu Qing was arranging her breathing, and she shot one glance at Xi Lie Yue who was immensely pleased with herself. She was not a martial art expert ah, how could she be compared to her. Murong Shu Qing’s hand was lightly fanning her face, while she laughed and ridiculed her own self: “Nothing I can do, I have been living as a Princess, and as the eldest daughter of the wealthy family who is being spoiled, is actually a normal thing, so if I can not move any longer, it is also very normal.” She did not say anything wrong, as Murong Shu Qing was really a pampered daughter.

Murong Shu Qing’s answer made Xi Lie Yue and Xian Yi unable to help but to laugh out loud, after they laughed, Xi Lie Yue looked at the path, and said: “But the real beautiful scenery is on the mountain top. Do you not afraid to miss it?”

Murong Shu Qing used the sleeve of her garment to wipe the beads of sweat that were in her forehead, even though doing this as a woman, was not very graceful within this so-called upper layer society. But Murong Shu Qing was not concerned at all, as she was not used to bring a handkerchief, actually it was because she never remembered where she put it! Slightly shrugging her shoulders, Murong Shu Qing softly answered: “This so-called beautiful scenery, should be enjoyed with a happy heart, then one can experience its elegant, grace and charm. Once I rest properly, I will slowly stroll up again, you can go first.” If she did not have any rest, she was afraid that she would faint.

Murong Shu Qing was still breathing heavy now, and knowing that she was having a hard time to continue walking, Xi Lie Yue looked towards Xian Yi who was beside her, she smilingly said: “How about Xian Gongzi?”

Xian Yi did not have to ponder too long, he walked to another boulder next to Murong Shu Qing, and sat down, then smilingly said: “I have the same opinion as Miss Qin.” This woman was very interesting, the more contacts one had, the more one would think that she was out of the ordinary. She actually made people unable to stop themselves to want to understand her and approach her. Her elegance was not from her appearance, but it was from her happy and quiet personality. This was the first time that she made him to be interested with a woman like this.

Xi Lie Yue lightly raised the corner of her mouth, it was not bad, and very interesting. She wanted to go and see the sunset now, the good show should be coming soon, with a twinkling in her eyes, she smiled and nodded: “Alright, then I will leave.”

Finished speaking, she turned around and left.

Murong Shu Qing was dumbfounded, she did not anticipate that Xian Yi would actually give up to see the rare sunset on the mountain, and accompanied her to admire the scenery in this windy forest?? She actually did not want to be alone with him, and felt that he was not a simple person.

 

Sian’s notes:
Ok, I think this Xian Yi is definitely our 3rd male leads and the most powerful man in the country aka the current Dong Yu’s Emperor. We’ll find out his real identity in the next chapter.

One thing I want to point out is that he was actually the guy who sat next to MSQ’s private room at Qing Feng Lou. And if the bratty Huo Zi Qing didn’t shout out that 10,000 taels out of anger, this Xian Yi Gongzi would actually win Hai Yue’s first time because he was the last person who bid 7,000 taels before Huo Zhi Qing screamed 10,000 taels. 😂😂😂

Aiyo, XLY is a rather ‘evil’ friend. I don’t know why she’s trying to give chances for MSQ to meet with Xian Yi. I assume that she knows who Xian Yi really is. And considering that she’s trying to set up her Imperial brother with MSQ, why does she push MSQ with someone else? Is it a revenge because MSQ refuses her Imperial brother?

About that MSQ’s complaint when XLY called her Shu (with her real name character instead of the fake Shu character from Qin Shu), I’m not sure why the author needed to make a joke there because both Shu have the same tones so even though the characters have different meanings, but nobody really knew it since they were having a conversation & not reading the characters. But MSQ was probably afraid that Xian Yi would get her real name instead of her fake name so that was why MSQ was complaining in her heart. And in regards to Tang Xiao Xiao’s reference, remember that MSQ didn’t want to be called Shu Shu (because it sounds like uncle, but again the character uncle is also different than those two Shu characters above anyway).

One more note, the paragraph when MSQ referred herself as the eldest daughter from the wealthy family. Technically, she’s not the eldest daughter of the Murong’s family as Murong Wan Ru is actually the eldest daughter, however, since MSQ’s mom is the official wife and MWR’s mom is only a small Concubine, in people’s eyes during this ancient time, MSQ is regarded as the eldest daughter because her mom’s position is higher than MWR’s mom position in the family.

Chapter 74: Choice (Part 2)

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Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 74: Choice (Part 2)

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. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 74

Choice (Part 2)

Murong Shu Qing could see that Jing Shui’s heart that showed conflicting views and was in pain, so she felt sorry for her, but what should she tell her! There were many things that could not be satisfied in people’s hearts, lightly wiping the tears that were in Jing Shui’s face, Murong Shu Qing softly sighed and lowly said: “Jing Shui, there are many times that one can not have both the fish and the bear paws, do not look at the choice as a suffering, at the very least, you have the right to choose.”

In this era, the women’s abilities to choose were way too little, there would be many people, like fathers, husbands, masters, etc, who made the decisions for all of their lives. They did not need to have their own awareness and needs, all of their educations were for them to obey somebody’s orders. However, even though the decision seemed to be painful for her, but she could have a willpower to make it.

Slowly covering her eyes, Jing Shui did not look at Murong Shu Qing anymore, and returned to that quiet but empty appearance like before. For a long time, Jing Shui slowly stooped her body down and lied down to lean on Murong Shu Qing’s embrace. With her choking and sobbing’s voice, she said with difficulty: “But I do not know what to choose, Miss, you teach me, is that ok?”

Murong Shu Qing’s hand that was caressing Jing Shui’s long hair suddenly became rigid, how could she teach her? Just not letting her to pay attention to other people and seek her own beauty, or letting her to carry on with her kindhearted personality and undertake this suffering on her own. She could make the decision for her, but Jing Shui would still have to bear the choice on her own in the end. Since this was like this, how could she teach her after all.

Finally, unable to see Jing Shui’s silent weep like this, Murong Shu Qing’s slow but calm voice lightly echoed by the side of Jing Shui’s ear: “If you cure your face, you will obtain the happiness that you want and harm another person at the same time. You will carry the guilty conscience and suffering, this kind of happiness and suffering, which one was heavier and which one was lighter, in your opinion? Then, that will be your choice!”

If curing her face could bring her blessing and happiness, it would be worth it, but if it would give her many more guilty consciences and uneasiness, then it was not necessary. No matter what choice that Jing Shui made, she would show her tolerance, give her support, and warmth. But she would still not regret that she let her to make the choice on her own, because this was a requirement to grow up, to choose her own life, no matter if it was happiness or suffering, she would have to make her own decision and take responsibility of her own decision.

The night wind was gradually colder, the rustling sound of the tree leaves was echoing, Jing Shui’s thin and with her plain clothing could not withstand this kind of cold wind, and she was just soaking in her own train of thought and did not actually aware of it. But Murong Shu Qing anxiously grasped her cold hand, carefully supported Jing Shui to get up, and Murong Shu Qing put her own brocade coat and draped it on her body, then she pulled her to enter her room.

Jing Shui was only mechanically following Murong Shu Qing to enter the room and go to bed, her eyes were already somewhat swollen and were still looking upfront concentratedly. Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and covered Jing Shui with a blanket, then she appeasingly said: “Sleep first, you can slowly think it again later, do not force yourselves, if you listen clearly the voice from your heart, you will not regret with whatever decision that you will make.”

Jing Shui seemed to listen to what she said, and quietly closed her eyes. Murong Shu Qing knew that even though she closed her eyes, but her eyelashes were continuously trembling to show Jing Shui’s anxious heart. Tonight, no matter whether it was her or Jing Shui, she was afraid that both of them would not be able to sleep.

Since after that night, Jing Shui did not see Qi Rui again, even when he shouted outside the door, Jing Shui did not bother with him, so Qi Rui was restless. When he was almost driven mad, Murong Shu Qing prevented him from rushing to come in.

“I advice you not to go in now.” Murong Shu Qing was standing at the courtyard door to block Qi Rui’s rude and impetuous figure to come into Jing Shui Ya Xu.

“Why?” Last time, after he finished talking with her, she just ran away, and was not willing to see him now, he somewhat regretted it. If he did not listen to Qing-er’s words at that time, did not let Jing Shui know the truth, and only told her that she could cure her face, it would not be like this now.

Murong Shu Qing helplessly shook her head gently, Qi Rui was already out of his wits now, the way he was thinking in his heart could not conceal the expression on his face now. But was it really good to deceive somebody from the truth in the name of love! It would not, at that time, Jing Shui would not be happier than now, she was just being confronted that someone would be hurt because of her, it was an irreversible fact.

In the middle of the cold wind, Murong Shu Qing did not back down at all to face Qi Rui’s hysterical expression, she tranquilly and calmly answered: “She needs to quietly ponder over it now, you can not help her, not one of us can help her, she can only make the decision on her own, the only thing that we can do is to fully support her in whatever decision that she will make. It is better for you to leave first.”

Qi Rui still wanted to say something, but he was not able to bring it up again, and only watching attentively at the trace of that thin figure that was inside the courtyard, she had lost weight. Why were there many tribulations like this between the two of them? Qi Rui was in some pain so he closed his exhausted eyes, and no longer saw her many distressed things!

Qi Rui tightly fisted his hands, relaxed them and tightened them again, he kept repeating these actions, finally, he eventually took a deep breath, and decided to leave.

Murong Shu Qing was standing at the side of the door, slightly looked up to raise her head, the sunshine during winter was not scorching at all, but it was still able to warm the people’s hearts. The chrysanthemums that filled the courtyard, were already withering gradually, but there were still a few stubborn flowers that were still blossoming. Jing Shui who was sitting on the wooden chair in a distant, looked just like a simple and noble person, Murong Shu Qing believed that her moral conducts were as tough and durable.

*****

The next day, Lu Yi was still seeing Jing Shui who was sitting there from early morning, just like yesterday, she did not seem to be moving at all. She did not eat nor sleep, and it made Lu Yi feel so anxious that she wanted to go and console her, but she did not know what to say either. Anxiously coming to the side of Murong Shu Qing, she hesitatingly said: “Miss, Jing Shui, she ~~!”

Murong Shu Qing gave Lu Yi a peaceful smile, and answered: “It is alright.”

Even though her mouth said it this way, but Murong Shu Qing’s heart was very clear that Jing Shui’s situation was not very good. It was extremely possible that she was not choosing, but she was rather being in her own world and trying to escape everything.

Lu Yi could obviously see that Jing Shui’s situation was very bad. She could see that Jing Shui’s pale complexion, so she murmuringly said: “I do not understand, Young Master is very genuine and sincere towards Jing Shui, he absolutely does not care about her face. If Jing Shui does not cling to this matter like this, they can be an enviable couple by now.” She did not really understand, why would Jing Shui torment herself like this, and also torment the Young Master.

Murong Shu Qing slightly shook her head, her gentle voice appeared to lightly chant: “It is precisely because Jing Shui feels Qi Rui’s sincerity, so she wants to give him her perfect own self. In front of this love, she only feels that her own self has flaws even more. But she has not completely understood yet, that the true meaning of love is not what is shown on the surface.”

She could not let her continue like this, so Murong Shu Qing came to sit down next to Jing Shui, the ice cold stone made Murong Shu Qing feel the chilliness that immersed into her body. But she did not know how long Jing Shui had been sitting here. Gently patting her shoulder, for a long time, Jing Shui slowly raised her head, but she could not focus on Murong Shu Qing’s clear eyes.

Waiting until she gradually recovered her mind, Murong Shu Qing perked up a gentle smile, and gently said: “Jing Shui, accompany me to go out today.”

Not knowing whether she was infected by Murong Shu Qing’s warm smile, or if she wanted to escape the impossible struggle that she had in her brain, Jing Shui refreshingly answered: “Alright!”

Murong Shu Qing took Jing Shui out of the Shuang Tian Bie Yuan, the carriage was slowly traveling along the trail of the shaded forest, both sides of the scenery could not be regarded as beautiful, but it was still quiet and exquisite. Jing Shui, apart when she was out, she seemed to have little interaction with other people, she once again resumed her manner just like when she was at Jing Shui Ya Xu. Watching attentively in front of her, Murong Shu Qing thought for a while, and she made Yan Yu to turn towards the other direction speedily.

The carriage was not traveling slowly anymore, it was rather traveling hurriedly on the mountain path, both sides of the scenery flashed through very quickly, so one could only see that dead leaves when one raised one’s head. The bumpy mountain road made Jing Shui recovered gradually, so she was holding on the window to support her swaying body. Jing Shui was puzzled, and she asked in a whisper: “Miss, we ~~ where are we going up to?”

Murong Shu Qing faintly answered: “Ling Shan mountain.” Three day’s ago, she originally did not want to go to Xi Lie Yue’s invitation, but since she was taking Jing Shui out today, there was no harm to go at the last minute. On one hand, Ling Shan mountain’s scenery was famous far and wide, secondly, letting Jing Shui met with this unusual woman, was also good.

Very soon, the carriage slowly stopped, Murong Shu Qing took the lead and agilely got out of the carriage, and reached out her hand to support Jing Shui to get down. Jing Shui was hesitating for a moment, and slowly got down the carriage. She actually forgot to bring a veil for today’s outing.

The two people were just barely standing inside the pavilion not too far away, a loud and clear mocking voice came through: “You, this arrogance person is too much! The sun will be setting quickly.”

With regards to this insolent and provoking laughter, Murong Shu Qing did not feel strange at all, except for Xi Lie Yue, there would not be any other woman who would be so bold and unrestrained like this. Jing Shui heard the voice, she was automatically stiffen, and immediately hid behind Murong Shu Qing, then lightly covered her face with her left hand. But she was actually curious with the sound of that clear and bright laughter from the Master, so she slightly stretched out her head a little to secretly look at the remarkably beautiful woman who smiled without any restraint, at the pavilion not to far away.

Murong Shu Qing lazily took her, and lead along Jing Shui’s hand to slowly walk and enter the pavilion.

Just barely entering the pavilion, a man’s voice that carried a slight bewilderment and unbelievable feeling, echoed hesitatingly: “This is ~~ Qin Gongzi?”

Murong Shu Qing raised her head, and bumped into a pair of eyes that looked as deep as the ocean.

 

Sian’s notes:
Another person finds out that Qin Shu Gongzi is actually a Guniang (young lady). Hehehe… Who’s this guy?

Chapter 73: Choice (Part 1)

Chapter 75: Identity (Part 1)

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 73: Choice (Part 1)

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. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 73

Choice (Part 1)

After Murong Shu Qing walked for a while, she found out that she did not know any direction anymore, by her side was all red plum flowers that were already blooming gradually, the sky was already dark, and it was even more difficult to know the direction. She had no alternative but to stand by the plum tree, and turned around to look at Mo Can, helplessly forced a smile and said: “I think I am lost again.”

Mo Can walked to Murong Shu Qing’s front, that pair of eyes that were always filled with coldness, were looking quietly at her. He was always silent like this, as if everywhere around him was all frozen. After a very long time, Mo Can extended his right hand to slowly stroke Murong Shu Qing’s hair. His sudden movement made Murong Shu Qing feel slightly surprised in her heart, but she did not avoid him either. When he put down his hand, she could only see the spoiled red flower on his hand. His hand was rough, that was only because that hand was holding a sword all year round, but his hand was exceptionally gentle when he stroke the falling flower.

“Must you really put yourselves in a dangerous situation?” Mo Can’s muffled voice echoed within the spacious and empty plum forest, if one did not listen it carefully, one would not be able to hear it clearly.

Murong Shu Qing’s sight was raided from looking at the falling plum flower, when she heard clearly what Mo Can was saying, she answered it with a dumbfounded feeling: “I do not want to put myself in dangerous situation either ah!” Saying that she felt like she really enjoyed being hunted down by some people.

“You do not want to but you are not willing to stay here.” Mo Can let go of the spoiled red flower that was floating down from his hand, after it was floating with the wind, it became dust.

Murong Shu Qing looked all around, and she was still within the plum forest, anyway, she could not go out on her own either, and Mo Can did not look like he wanted to get her out of here, so she would just leaned on that big plum tree again. Murong Shu Qing smilingly asked: “Are you coming to be Chu Yin’s mouth-piece?”

Looking at the way Murong Shu Qing’s standing, she did not look a little bit like a noble daughter from a wealthy family at all. Mo Can was actually a lot more rigid, with a black dress on his whole body, he was standing tall and straight up there, and did not lose to the arrogant plum flowers within the courtyard. Mo Can slightly knitted his eyebrows, and said with his cold voice: “By his side, you are safe at the very least.”

Even though he had never called Chu Yin, ‘Master’, and he had never asked him either. But nobody in this world could compete with Chu Yin’s superb kungfu, moreover, with his strange division method, and amazing medical abilities, he dared to say that Chu Yin would be able to protect her, so just by staying by Chu Yun’s side, Murong Shu Qing would be very safe.

Murong Shu Qing lowly sighed, and leaning on the thick branch behind her, she slightly closed her eyes, the cold wind was brushing away, and the subtle fragrant was floating. Murong Shu Qing said with a light voice: “There is a lot of times when being safe is a relative. There is no place that can be used as a shelter for a life time. I have some responsibilities and no choice to take this upon myself!”

How could she not know that being by Chu Yin’s side, would be very safe, but those people who wanted her life, did not really target her, but it was rather the Murong’s family. If they killed her, that would be the quickest way to knock down the Murong family’s businesses. She could hide behind Chu Yin, then, the danger would go to the old Murong Xiang and Murong Xing Hun who had just grown up. When you had already turned into the other people’s shelters, how could you casually withdraw your wings?!!

Murong Shu Qing’s voice just fell off, Mo Can actually answered frankly: “Alright, it is up to you.”

His excessively gentle intonation made Murong Shu Qing somewhat curiously opened her eyes, Mo Can who was in front of her, still showed that rigid and cold face, but his frosty eyes were already gone, they only showed anxiousness now, and she even caught a faint excitement in them?? What did just happen now? Was that something that she had said?

Not understanding it, Murong Shu Qing did not have any alternative but to smile and look at Mo Can, and she waited for him to say his next explanation.

“I will not let you die.” Mo Can said indifferently, but each word seemed to show a thousand catties (1 catty = 50 grams) in strength, it was really shaking people’s hearts.

Murong Shu Qing stared blankly, and finally understood, so she immediately smiled, did this hitman want to change profession as a bodyguard now? But he was just standing there and already emitting a faint killing’s aura, threatening with cold atmosphere. Did he still remember how to save people? For him, killing was a lot easier than saving after all! Finally restraining her smiling expression, Murong Shu Qing mockingly said: “Your market price is extremely high, one million taels to kill one person. Then, how much money do you need to save a person, I am afraid that I cannot afford you!”

It was rare that Mo Can answered in agreement: “Do you want money or your life?”

“I want both!” Murong Shu Qing answered it frankly, finished speaking, she could not help but to laugh out loud. Mo Can still did not say anything, but only looked at the jade smiling expression from the person in front of him, the corner of his mouth could not help but to raise up slightly.

Within the plum forest, two figures, one black and one white, were walking harmoniously and unexpectedly, there would be some low and light laughters from time to time, this was the first time that they were talking relaxingly.

When they almost left the plum forest, Murong Shu Qing finally saw Yan Yu, so it turned out that he was trapped all along within the most outer area of the plum forest, it was exactly like her expectation. Yan Yu who had been trying to break through for two shichen (4 hrs), his calm eyes had already shown anxiousness and some agitations, when he saw Mo Can, his tight fists were getting tighter and tighter and his heart felt more ruthless. Murong Shu Qing anxiously walked to the front of Yan Yu, she showed her usual tranquil and light smile, and also with her usual gentle and clear voice, Murong Shu Qing said: “Yan Yu, let’s go back.”

His fisted hands were slowly relaxing, Yan Yu covered up the irritable feeling that was in his heart, and did not look at Mo Can anymore. He lightly nodded towards Murong Shu Qing and silently stood behind her.

Murong Shu Qing secretly and leisurely breathed, when she looked towards Mo Can, there was no soul in sight. This person would forever be coming and leaving without a trace like this. Taking back her sight, she was not reluctant to leave the proud and cold plum flowers anymore, and walked out. Before she studied about those five elements arrays, or the strange division method, she thought that she would not enter this plum forest again.

*****

When Murong Shu Qing returned to Jing Shui Ya Xu, the whole sky was already red, but she did not see Jing Shui, it seemed that she was invited to go out with Qi Rui. Murong Shu Qing lied down on the soft couch in the middle of the courtyard, she was somewhat tired today, and closed her eyes to rest for a moment. When she felt that Lu Yi softly put a blanket on her, she did not open her eyes either.

When Murong Shu Qing woke up, the sky was already completely dark, there was no moon tonight, and the stars were not bright either. So she did not know what time it was, just barely wanted to sit up, she saw Jing Shui who was wearing a plan clothing and sitting in a daze on the stone steps at the small courtyard. Against the backdrop of the swaying candle, her complexion looked faintly white. She looked upfront but her eyes were not focus on anything, so one did not know if she was pondering over or getting caught up in a loss thought. Her expressionless appearance made people feel very anxious.

Murong Shu Qing got up to move, and her movement seemed to startle Jing Shui, and she recovered to look at Murong Shu Qing’s anxious eyes. Jing Shui stood up from the stone steps, and slowly came to the side of Murong Shu Qing, but her movement was somewhat stiff. When she stood in front of the soft couch, she finally tried to say hesitatingly: “Miss, I ____”

Looking at her difficult movement, it seemed that she had been sitting on that cold step stones for a long time. Shaking her head, she pulled her hand, and made her sit on the soft couch, then she used the blanket to cover both of her legs that were slightly shivering. Murong Shu Qing tranquilly asked: “What is going on!”

Jing Shui was simply sitting quietly, finally, she shook her head, and said in a whisper: “Nothing, I just want to stay by your side for a moment.”

Murong Shu Qing was lightly patting Jing Shui’s hand all along, she took her slightly messy hair and put them behind her ear, and warmly said: “Do you have anything to say to me?”

Jing Shui lightly leaned her head on Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder, and lowly mumbled: “En.” Then she did not say anything anymore, so Murong Shu Qing did not question her anymore either. She was only stroking Jing Shui’s hand all the time, when she thought that Jing Shui would almost fall asleep, Jing Shui suddenly asked in a whisper: “If my face can be cured, will it become very beautiful?”

A soft muttering sound echoed within this tranquil small courtyard, she did not cry noisily, but her leisure and calm voice, stabbed Murong Shu Qing’s heart. Strongly nodding her head, Murong Shu Qing’s hand was lightly patting Jing Shui’s shoulder, and she affirmatively answered: “It will be.”

It was silent for a long time again, within the quiet night, the two figures were nestling quietly against each other like this. Murong Shu Qing could feel that her shoulder was rather wet, she did not know whether the hot tears or the frozen tears burnt her shoulder. This silent cry really made people to feel sorry for her.

“But there are some people who will change to be the current me.” She was still tranquilly talking, Murong Shu Qing could not see Jing Shui’s expression. She believed that this question had already been in her mind over and over again, so she was somewhat stupefied and felt at a loss even more. Feeling inferior for a long time, she suddenly found a hope, but her conscience was put to the test with the conflicting views. For the whole night, this young girl was pressure on how to make a choice like this, when all was said and done, was it Chu Yin or her being cruel?!

Jing Shui suddenly sat her body up, and frankly gazed at Murong Shu Qing’s eyes, her eyes still filled with tears, were full of expectations, looked puzzled and at a loss, and were looking at her helplessly. Strongly grasping Murong Shu Qing’s hand, she asked with some impatient: “Miss, I want to cure my face, but I do not want to hurt another person, what do you think I should do?”

 

Sian’s notes:
By now, you all should know that I’m shipping MSQ & Mo Can so far. I’m a sucker for a cold looking guy who has a gentle heart. 😍😍😍 Plus I’m missing good interactions between XY & MSQ. Aiyo…

Chapter 72: Master and Disciple

Chapter 74: Choice (Part 2)

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 72: Master and Disciple

This chapter marked the 200th updates that I had in this blog. 😃

Btw, Hahahaha… some of you who are shipping Mo Can & Chu Yin, really make me crack up laughing so hard. But sorry to disappoint you but first, I can guarantee that Chu Yin is straight & no yaoi. Lol… There will be another revelation in the future chapter on why he saved and decided to raise Mo Can. Second, Mo Can is mine… 😍😍

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. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 72

Master and Disciple

Chu Yin did not plan on letting Murong Shu Qing to enjoy watching the scene leisurely by the side, so he threw out a question again back to her: “You have not answered my question just now, you can be a famous doctor quickly with me giving you directions.”

His suggestion was really very attractive, if one could get the Demonic Physician to give one or two directions after all, one could already get the benefits, not to mention being taught by him closely even more. But she did not have any interest at all in this, moreover, she was not a 17-18 years old young girl who was still in fantasy and doing nothing. Any skill was the same, it was not something that one could finish learning in 2-3 days. Behind all those brilliant people, they all invested tenfold to hundredfold of efforts. Gently shaking her head, Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “I am not interested in becoming your disciple.”

Chu Yin was not surprise with her answer, according to his observation within these few days, Murong Shu Qing was a person who had her own views. But it was exactly this point, that he appreciated her even more, so he still did not give up and said: “I only want you to stay by my side, I do not care whether or not you are my disciple.” Suddenly, he changed the topic, and shot a glance at Mo Can who was still pouring his own drink, then smilingly said: “Besides, I already have one disciple, so you do not have to be one.”

“You are saying ___ the two of you are master and disciple?!!” Chu Yin had already revealed his meaning and Mo Can did not refute it either, so it made Murong Shu Qing came to this conclusion. But this was really unimaginable, it looked like Mo Can was older than Chu Yin. Murong Shu Qing was grasping a teacup on her hand, her eyes were looking back and forth at Mo Can and Chu Yin.

Her mouth was slightly opened, and she looked rather frightened, it made Chu Yin laughingly asked: “Is it really hard to believe this!”

Murong Shu Qing nodded her head very frankly and said: “It is indeed something that is hard to believe.”

Murong Shu Qing changed her sight to look at Mo Can, she softly smiled and said: “Did you bet and lose to him, so you were forced to respect him as your master?” This would appear to be in line with the logic more.

Her words made the corner of Mo Can’s mouth that had never smiled in the past to raise up slightly, but he was still sitting there ruthlessly and did not not answer her. But Chu Yin did not know whether to laugh or cry so he said with a sigh: “Your imagination is very rich.”

Murong Shu Qing put down the green tea that was on her hand, she perked up a slightly mocking smile, and innocently answered: “There is nothing I can do, I need a reasonable reason to accept this fact.”

Chu Yin was just like her, he put down the cup that was on his hand, and answered with a casual smile: “The fact was I saved him from a cliff 25 years ago, I taught his martial arts, was I qualified to be his master like this?”

“25 years ago!” So Mo Can was raised by Chu Yin? No wonder that Mo Can’s character was lonely and cold like this, it was not from falling from the cliff, even though his life experience was certainly a miserable one. But it was because of Chu Yin’s hard to guess moodiness, indifferent and heartless tempers, Mo Can would really have similar personalities. But Chu Yin’s appearance that looked like this ____

Murong Shu Qing could be said that she was looking up and down at Chu Yin with absolute unrestrained eyes, so it made Mo Can’s heart feel distressed, he lowly sighed and said: “From what I can remember, his appearance is always like this, it has never changed.”

Not paying attention to Mo Can, Chu Yin was looking at Murong Shu Qing who did not talk from beginning to end and was only looking pensively at him, lowly smiling, he asked: “Do you still have a question?”

“Yes!” Murong Shu Qing seriously answered, not only that Chu Yin did not expect that she would ask a question again, but Mo Can who was just sitting there ruthlessly by the side, was also somewhat curious so he raised his head to look at her. He had already said it clearly like this, even if she could not believe it for a moment, but she should not question it again either!

“How do you take care of your appearance?” There was nothing she could do, this was the biggest question that was in her brain now. If according to Mo Can’s theory, even if Chu Yin saved him when he (CY) was 16 years old, then he would be in his early 40s now, it was possible even more that he could be even exceeded this age. But he actually looked like he was a 20 years old, at the maximum, that unique, gorgeous face was just so luxurious and magnificent. As a woman, how could she not be interested in this.

Her question made the two men stare blankly, after that, a resounding laughter could be heard inside of the small courtyard. Mo Can was laughing without any restraint, his resounding laughter was echoing inside the courtyard. How long had he not laughed like this, it seemed that he had never laughed like this as long as he could remember, but Murong Shu Qing, she could always bring a different feeling for him.

Chu Yin with his indifferent face was somewhat unable to resist, it was not the first time that people were questioning his appearance. But she was the first person who could question it in front of him. But he liked her more and more, if she was willing, according to her intelligent, brilliant and calm personalities, not only she could be a medical expertise, she would also be able to understand throughly the strange division method (Qi Men Shu Shu).

Chu Yin tried to persuade Murong Shu Qing again: “You really do not plan to stay here, you know that some people want your life for 1 million tael now!” Mo Can did not take the job today, but naturally, some people would accept it, she was destined to get caught up into this life and death battles.

“So as it turns out, my life is really that expensive.” Not long after Big Uncle, Qi Yun’s injury, she had already received the news from Feng Yu Lou (that news gathering place), that there was some people who wanted her life, but she had not thought that the money would unexpectedly be this big. Whoever could put this kind of price, and wanted her life anxiously, it could only be Cang Yue.

Her ridiculous reply had already shown her attitude, he had heard Murong Shu Qing’s distinguished name, if she was so easy to be knocked down like this, she could not be Dong Yu’s richest person. Since it was like this, Chu Yin did not force her anymore, and smilingly said: “Alright, it is up to you, I and you are kindred spirits, if you are willing someday, you can find me again at Qi Shan mountain.”

Suddenly, Chu Yin grabbed Murong Shu Qing’s right hand, and faced her palm to send a force from his own palm. Murong Shu Qing only felt that there was a sudden airflow that was flowing into her hand, then she just felt a burst of acupuncture-like pain on her palm, the pain made her make a groaning sound. Very quickly, Chu Yin withdrew his hand, Murong Shu Qing looked at the hallow of her palm, but there was no scar at all, besides the pain that was slowly vanishing gradually, that was the only thing reminded her about everything a moment ago.

Mo Can slightly knitted his eyebrows because of Chu Yin’s sudden movement, he looked one glance at Chu Yin afterwards, but Mo Can did not say anything either and was still coldly sitting there. But the way he was looking at Murong Shu Qing, was even with a more complicated expression.

They secretly interacted by themselves, Murong Shu Qing observed it all, but she did not interrupt them either. Pulling the sleeve of her garment, she put her palm into the warm brocade coat, and picked up the teapot that was on the table, so she could pour a cup of tea for each one of them. It was not that she was not worry about that palm force from Chu Yin, but if he really wanted to injure her, she could not avoid him either, it was better to confront it calmly and freely.

Chu Yin took the tea that was poured by Murong Shu Qing, and he said with a somewhat mysterious and faint excitement: “Do not worry, I will never hurt you. You will know its benefits in the future.”

Murong Shu Qing did not ask any more questions either, since she chose to follow Chu Yin to come here, so she would also take the appropriate risks and consequences. But she had been here for more than one shichen (2 hrs), but she had not seen Yan Yu, so she was somewhat anxious, and asked: “Where is my bodyguard?”

“He is still within the fantasy spell, when you go out, you will see him.” This bodyguard of hers, his martial arts were not weak, but he just entered in his meticulous fantasy spell design, it was actually useless even with his high martial arts.

Finding out that Yan Yu was not harmed, Murong Shu Qing’s heart was not anxious anymore, but based on Yan Yu’s stubborn temper, when he could not find her, he would surely try to break through the fantasy spell, so she should leave earlier. Not forgetting the original reason why she came here, Murong Shu Qing asked: “Jing Shui ___”

She just mentioned Jing Shui’s name, but was already interrupted by Chu Yin’s next words, at this moment, Chu Yin perked up his absolutely brilliant but unusually cold smile, and said: “I have said it, once you guys have made a decision, you can come to find me.”

Lowly sighing, she knew that asking Jing Shui to make a decision, and according to her kindhearted nature, the final and biggest decision was that she would definitely not do it, so everything returned to the original point again. Qi Rui’s many years of hard work would be wasted, and it would be even harder for Jing Shui to build her confidence. Murong Shu Qing secretly thought, and asked: “I want to know, if we do not do skin grafting, can Jing Shui’s birthmark be reduced by medicine or acupuncture?” Even if it was not completely cured, but it would be somewhat better.

Her question had already answered her approach, it seemed that they would not exchange the face, Chu Yin lazily answered: “Yes, but the process will be quite long, and it will not be completely good.” He actually did not need to tell her these, as he always required perfection, if he would do it, he would do the best achievement. This was why he requested to use a face and did not want to use a random skin. But with regards to this Murong Shu Qing, he actually made an exception repeatedly.

Getting the answer that she wanted, Murong Shu Qing relaxingly breathed, she was worried about Yan Yu and Jing Shui in her heart, and also unintentionally stayed here for a long time, so Murong Shu Qing got up and said: “I understood, I will not not bother you anymore!”

Chu Yin indifferently nodded his head, and did not urge her to stay again, so after Murong Shu Qing slightly nodded to salute, she turned around to go out of the small courtyard. Looking at the tangled and complicated plum forest in front of her, Murong Shu Qing had some headache. or maybe because she did not study medicine, this strange division technique could be broken by any method, or she could ask for Chu Yun’s advice. Otherwise, she wanted to listen to the wind within the plum forest again, and to admire the full moon to show her how to get out. After thinking like this, Murong Shu Qing was still smiling, and she calmly stepped into the plum forest, but when Mo Can was following her out, he was just quietly following behind her. She thought that he wanted to speak with her, but choosing this wind that was gradually colder, the arrogant and colorful plum forest, it should complement his icy and arrogant’s personality perfectly.

 

Sian’s notes:
Again the master here is more like a teacher so it’s a different master when Yan Yu calls MSQ, master.

I suppose that Chu Yin is a master in that five element arrays (Wu Xing) & other strange method called Qi (strange) Men (literary means gate, door but can actually means a way) Shu (method) Shu (number/to count). We’re not quite sure what this method is but it’s probably similar to how Chu Yin is able to trap MSQ within that plum forest. I looked up in Wikipedia & could only find Qi Men Dun Jia, which is an ancient form of Chinese divination. That Qi Men characters are the same characters in Qi Men Shu Shu so I think it’s probably similar as Qi Men Dun Jia is also using the five elements (wood, tree, fire, earth & metal). I’ll just translate this to strange division method as I don’t want to use too many pinyin words.
Wikipedia about Wu Xing: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Xing
Wikipedia about Qi Men Dun Jia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qimen_Dunjia

Hehehehe… this is another funny chapter when MSQ found out that Chu Yin was actually a lot older than Mo Can & he actually could be Mo Can’s father as he raised Mo Can. So Chu Yun is definitely not one of MSQ’s harem as some of you may think. Chu Yin can be MSQ’s father also, age wise. 😂😂

Chapter 71: The Cabin

Chapter 73: Choice (Part 1)

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 71: The Cabin

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. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY…..

By Qian Lu

Chapter 71

The Cabin

Murong Shu Qing still remained silent and sat with Qi Rui, regarding Jing Shui’s matter, it was very difficult to choose, but for Qi Rui, it was tormenting even more. Qi Rui’s hand was even colder than the wind during the winter. Murong Shu Qing lightly sighed, and lightly said to Qi Rui who was still pondering; “Should I speak with Jing Shui or you speak with her.”

For a very long time, Qi Rui finally mumbled lowly: “You go!”

Murong Shu Qing just wanted to reply, but Qi Rui suddenly said: “No, I will go instead.” It was time that he should really talk seriously with her for once, and he would not allow her to escape anymore.

Murong Shu Qing nodded her head, this time, Qi Rui did not need her to speak too much, what he needed was peacefulness, and a time to think. Lightly getting up, she did not disturb him anymore. Looking at the direction that Chu Yun went to, she considered it for a moment, and Murong Shu Qing walked over.

After walking for a while, she came to the deepest part of the plum forest, the plum trees were a lot more than the ones crowded outside together. The red color of the plum flowers here were already blooming and very lively. The cold wind was even colder, and the blowing wind made Murong Shu Qing to tighten her coat. She could see Chu Yun’s fiery figure all along, but he suddenly disappeared in front of her, so Murong Shu Qing was looking all around. But she could not see anything within the plum trees, there was no other reflection everywhere. After walking forward for a moment again, Murong Shu Qing stopped her footsteps, and looked at the sky. But it was only a dust gray color, she could not see the time, and could not differentiate the directions even more.

“Yan Yu.” Murong Shu Qing softly called out, nobody answered her, except for the red plum flowers that were swaying gently and the cold wind that was brushing willfully, nothing else. Murong Shu Qing was leaning by the side of a tall plum tree, and she decided not to walk anymore. In the past, she watched a movie and read a book about the arts of five elements in Chinese philosophy (Wu Xing – as in wood, fire, earth, metal & water) and the eight divination trigrams (Ba Gua), the method from the ancient traditions, it seemed that she was very fortunate to experience these today. She should be trapped within Chu Yin’s five elements array.

She did not know where Yan Yu was, and did not have any good way to escape from this entrapment. If the book that she read before did not lie to her, she was hovering within a small range, so she was actually standing within some of the diversionary entrapment. If she could not find a way to walk after a long time, she would be spinning around within the original place. It would be better for her to conserve some energy, and to think of a way to walk again. Murong Shu Qing was simply staying in the original place, sitting by the side of the plum tree, and leaning on the wide tree trunk. She was lightly shaking the plum branch that was on her hand, and softly closing her eyes to listen to the surrounding sounds.

The sound of the swaying wind seemed to vigorously pursue the plum petals, the atmosphere was so natural and quiet, and it made Murong Shu Qing feel somewhat drowsy. When she was about to almost fall asleep, there was a faint and low sound of a guzheng (long zither) from a distant place! Murong Shu Qing opened her eyes, lightly smiled and got up, it seemed that the Master was hoping to see her. After she mended her slightly wrinkled coat, she searched for that sporadic guqin sound and walked in to that direction.

Sure enough, not walking too long, she could see a small wooden cabin, in front of the wooden cabin, there was wooden fence that was built using some thin woods. Chu Yin was sitting by the side of a low table in front of the courtyard, his hand was holding a wooden guzheng instrument. He seemed to inadvertently strike the strings, it was not a complete melody, but the sound hit the heartstrings straightforwardly. There was a pot of green tea on the low table, several jade cups, and no other things.

**

Murong Shu Qing entered the circle of this plum forest, but there were only plum trees within the small courtyard, besides its simplicity, no one could use any word to describe it. There was one room, one table, one guqin, one person, that was it. Even the door of the courtyard was that simple, and did not have any inscription (name of the courtyard), as if it was the same as a pheasant family’s small courtyard, and did not have any artificial elegance. There was no stone bench, bamboo chairs and so on within the courtyard, besides the low tables, there were several soft straw cushions. Casually picking up one cushion, Murong Shu Qing sat down next to Chu Yin.

“Have you all decided?” Chu Yin put away the wooden guzheng (long zither), his face that was always cold, showed a faint smile. This woman’s energy made him unable to ignore her, once she entered the fantasy area, she did not appear to lose her head out of fear. She was just sitting within the plum forest, and could still have a smile on her face, did she always plan in advance so she could be calm and collected like this, or act recklessly until she was closed to being blind with hope. No matter what, she had succeeded, he was somewhat reluctant to leave her light and warm smile, and did not want her to die either.

Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and answered: “I have said that this decision is not up to me.”

Pouring himself a cup of tea, Chu Yin hooked up a light smile, that deep as the ocean eyes swept past traces of great waves. Using his distinct indolent voice, he unhurriedly asked: “Then, what are you doing following me?”

Murong Shu Qing did not immediately answer him, she pick up a cup of quan shen tea that was already in front of her. The fresh green tea was hot and moist, the tea fragrant was also mellow, rich and alluring, she could feel that the quan shen tea was already cool from her hand. Murong Shu Qing quietly drank it, then she slowly answered: “I want to ask you about one matter.”

Chu Yin raised his eyebrows with a smile, and waited for Murong Shu Qing to continue the topic.

Murong Shu Qing was looking straight at that cold and deep eyes, and she asked: “Do you really like to watch the struggling aspect of humanity?”

Chu Yin did not anticipate that Murong Shu Qing would ask like this, her sharpness and imagination, speaking bluntly, she made his heart slip into a trace of shocking. After he was slightly astounded, Chu Yin was actually laughing out loud, not at all avoiding the topic, he answered: “Yes, that is right, do you think it is very interesting?” At one side, those so-called righteous ministers, were arguing noisily about one’s noble characters and sense of propriety, while the other side, the vicious and merciless people were exhaustingly doing some dirty and cruel things. To them, these might be their fundamental beliefs even if they did not know what struggling was.

Murong Shu Qing slightly lowered her head, and was not willing to see Chu Yin’s eyes that already lost their tranquility at the moment, and showed some of the demonic eyes. Taking that cold plum flower that was on her hand and putting it on the table, Murong Shu Qing poured a cup of tea for Chu Yin. She gently pushed it to him, and with a gentle voice, she lowly sighed and said: “The result of the struggle is nothing more than good is even better and evil is even more evil, so there is no concern on one’s welfare at all.”

Her low sighed was very light, there was no disdain to refute Chu Yin’s regard about the humanity, she did not attempt to preach the argument about the truth of the humanity either. It was just that clear and light sentences made those so-called human’s struggling ‘interest’ to become tasteless.

“What is your name?” Chu Yin suddenly wanted to know who this unusual woman was.

“Murong Shu Qing.”

“You are Murong Shu Qing?” Hearing that she called Qi Rui, eldest brother, he guessed that she would be a Qi family’s person. But he did not expect that she would be the master of the Murong’s family, no wonder that she stood out from the masses like this. No wonder that there were many people who wanted her to die, and also many people who wanted her to live.

Recently, it seemed that her ‘reputation was risen’, Murong Shu Qing laughingly answered: “I do not know that I am very famous!”

“But your life is very valuable.” Chu Yin was lightly tapping the low table, with a soft intonation but it made people unable to think the chilliness from the person. It seemed that all around the plum blossom reacted to this trance atmosphere, with the rustling and trembling of the plum flower petals.

Murong Shu Qing’s mind was not disturbed by the killing aura that was released from Chu Yin, if Chu Yin really wanted to kill her, it would be as easy as killing an ant. There was no use to be afraid either, so she did not have any alternative but to shrug her shoulders, and with self ridiculed, she said: “I am honored by this.”

Her light smile with slightly knitted eyebrows, made Chu Yin to shake his head and laugh gently, the undercurrent from the murderous spirit from a moment ago, disappeared without a trace now. Chu Yin suddenly suggested: “You are very interesting, and also very intelligent. If you are willing to stay by my side, I can pass you my medical expertise, and can also guarantee that you will live a long life until you are 100 years.”

This idea was not bad, if she stayed here, his days would surely be very interesting, and she was intelligent and wise, so it would not be difficult to teach her his medical expertise. Seeing that she appeared to actually understand about the swapping of the face, perhaps, he could still get some enlightenments from her. Chu Yin was thinking more and more satisfied towards this one proposal of him.

Facing Chu Yin’s sudden impulse, Murong Shu Qing helplessly avoided his burning gaze, and she did not answer his question directly. Lightly shaking the half remaining quan shen tea that was on her hand, she seemed as if she did not sweep a glance at that simple wooden room, and she said with an anxious and light smile: “Do you have enough quan shen tea? I am afraid that they will not be enough if you add one more person.”

Murong Shu Qing’s voice just left off, once Chu Yin finished listening, he started laughing out loud, and could only see him saying with his clear voice towards the inner room: “Mo Can, your martial arts are wasted.”

Mo Can? How could it be him?! She only felt that there was one more person inside the room, in order to avoid Chu Yin’s proposal, she was forced to mention it. How coincidental this actually was, he appeared at the Shuang Tian Bie Yuan last night, perhaps it was because of Chu Yin. Who would have thought that they would meet again this quick.

He was still as before with a cold air in his body and ice-cold eyes, it was obviously in the middle of the day, but he brought the dark night cold air into the room. Even this cold wind during the early winter, could not compare to his frosty expression. Mo Can came out from the inner room, and walked directly to the front of the low table, he took a cup of tea and drank a mouthful of it.

“Mo Can, you are wasting my good tea.” Chu Yin clicked his tongue and shook his head, his cold face showed a complete unspeakable expression, but even after he said it, it did not prevent Mo Can from continuing to gulp that cup of tea.

Murong Shu Qing was sitting opposite them, and looking at the two people in front of her, she laughingly thought this sentence ‘birds of a feather flock together’, this group of men. These two people were ice-cold and ruthless, one person was cold and did not have any feeling. Even though they were not exactly the same, but each one of them was cold, and would not yield to any opponents. The two of them actually turned into friends, so it could be considered as a perfect match!

 

Sian’s notes:
The actual raw actually ended at the ** sign. When I started translating Ch 72, I felt that there was something missing in this chapter, but didn’t think about it further until I was done translating Ch 77. I felt there was quite a few paragraphs in Ch 77 that didn’t make any sense at all so I went back to this chapter & decided to add the paragraphs in Ch 77 into this chapter instead. I feel that the story makes a lot more sense now than keeping the parts in Ch 77.

Guqin is a 7 strings instrument while the Guzheng is a 16 (& more) strings instrument. While these two instruments look very similar but I found out from a friend of mine that they’re required different set of skills to play these two instruments. My friend’s wife and kids know how to play the Guzheng but they can’t play the Guqin.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guqin
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guzheng

Chapter 70: Exchanging The Face

Chapter 72: Master and Disciple

 

 

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 70: Exchanging The Face

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. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 70

Exchanging (Curing) The Face

In the afternoon, when there was no sunshine, the cold wind appeared to be devastatingly colder even more. But within one night time, the autumn was already far gone. All the way, the leaves from the fig trees filled the ground, declaring the start of the winter season. Murong Shu Qing was breathing heavily from her nose, she seemed to catch a cold again, so Lu Yu did not let her go out a moment ago. Having no alternatives, she could only put on the thick coat, so Lu Yi would agree reluctantly.

That plum forest was still in front of her, feeling the winter atmosphere, several red plum flowers were already blooming sooner than planned. That proud and tall, warm and young plum flowers, were already itching to show their attitude to the unyielding snow. But, the most dazzling was still the depths of that trace of red shadow. He was still painting today, the biting cold of the cold wind did not appear to impact him at all, and he was still wearing that red muslin clothing that was dancing lightly with the wind.

Murong Shu Qing lowered her head to look at her own self, in contrast, this heavy coat looked somewhat oversized and ridiculous. Picking up the red plum flower that was falling by the side of her foot, Murong Shu Qing lightly stroke the petals of the plum flower, she just lightly smiled and stood behind Chu Yin, and did not disturb his interest in painting. Within the cold wind, one red and one white shadows were standing in front and back. One person was concentrating in pairing with a brush, while the other person was attaching her feeling in the magnificent plum forest, as if they were mutually irrelevant, and with little imagination, but this was the harmonious scenery during the winter in the plum forest.

“You still dare to come.” Chu Yin did not raise his head, the brush that was on his hand, appeared to be alive and free, and it roamed like a dragon. His low voice was as soft as a feather, it made the people who heard it to become restless.

Murong Shu Qing turned around, did not pay any attentions on the grass that was under her feet. She sat crossed-legged, one hand was softly shaking the plum branch, and the other hand was softly resting on her chin. She shrugged her shoulders, and helplessly said with a smile: “Can’t do anything about it, I had not finished drinking the tea from last time.” The rich and mellow flavor of the quan (spring) shen (mulberry fruit) tea really made people cherish its memory.

Finally finished drawing with the brush, Chu Yin put down the brush, and he no longer looked at the panting anymore, as he changed his sight into the free Murong Shu Qing who was behind him. Her hair was tied into two braids today, her whole body was wrapped by a thick white coat, and her face only showed a simple and plain face (no makeup). She always had a clear and indifferent appearance like this, was not noisy, nor brash. Her tranquillity surpassed her young age, it really made him to pay attention to this person who would appear here everyday, even though this woman was only standing far away under the fig tree.

Qi Rui must have warned her yesterday, so he did not think that she would still come today, moreover, she was leisurely and relaxingly sitting in front of him like this. Chu Yin also sat down in front of Murong Shu Qing, his apathetic eyes were flowing with interests, and with that still low and deep voice, he indolently said: “Are you not afraid of me?”

Looking at him closely, his perfection did not look like a real person, sitting face to face with him like this, Murong Shu Qing did not know where she should put her sight on. Strictly speaking, An Qin Xuan’s nature would attack women’s self confidence, then this Chu Yin could make every men and women in the whole world would lose their lusters.

“If you want to use me as fertilizer for these poor plum flowers, please let me finish drinking this cup of tea first.” What fear or not fear him? With regards to moody people, Murong Shu Qing did not have any intention to provoke them, but in her mind, it seemed that Chu Yin, even though he was cold and detached, and seemed to ignore people’s lives, but he was not a person who liked to willfully slaughter innocent people, because he didn’t think it was worth doing it.

Chu Yin lowly laughed out loud, it had been a long time that he did run into this interesting person like this. Taking a cup of quan shen tea that he just brew a moment ago and handed it in front of Murong Shu Qing, he steeped another tea for himself, while he asked: “Say the purpose of your coming here.”

Murong Shu Qing took the quan shen tea, the rich tea fragrant surrounded the tip of her nose, she had not drunk it yet, but it already felt intoxicating. Lightly pouring a mouthful, Murong Shu Qing answered Chu Yin’s question bluntly: “First, for the quan shen tea. Second, for Jing Shui. Third ____ I am curious about you.”

He actually did not waste any quan shen tea to entertain her. A person who actually dared to be honest with him about her own purpose of coming here, was really not many. Chu Yin smiled looking at the woman in front of him who was infatuated by the smell of the tea, he raised the white jade tea cup that was on his hand, and carelessly answered: “You are very honest. You already drink the quan shen tea, speaking about that girl’s face, she can only be cured by exchanging her face. As for me, if one wants to enquire about my people, the result will only have one conclusion (as if dead).”

It was self-evident what that conclusion was, so Murong Shu Qing understood, but what she was concerned about, was not actually this. Putting down the tea that was on her hand, Murong Shu Qing slightly frowned her eyebrows and asked: “You are saying to use a method of skin grafting in order to cure Jing Shui’s face?”

“You believe it?!” Skin grafting? It was a very vivid metaphor. He had a whole new level of respect for this woman in front of him, the method that he spoke of, even the so-called famous physicians from the influential families would think it was a fantasy story, not to mention the ordinary people. And this young girl unexpectedly understood his meaning, and also used another close interpretation for it.

Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “Why should I not believe it?” In the modern era’s medicine, this was a very common medical treatment, but she did not anticipate that the medical treatment for this kind of surgery could reach this level during this ancient time.

“I am very curious, what is your standard treatment to treat the disease?” This very able person seemed to be somewhat eccentric.

“It depends on the mood.”

“I also guess it like that.”

Finished speaking, the two people unexpectedly laughed together.

When Qi Rui hurriedly rushed over, he only saw a scene of two people who were chatting happily, he guessed yesterday that Qing-er would not be obedient, but he did not think that they would actually chat happily like this. But he still did not feel relieved to let Qing-er be together with Chu Yin.

“Qing-er, do not disturb the noble guest, go with me.” Finished speaking, he also pulled Murong Shu Qing out of the plum forest.

Murong Shu Qing helplessly called out: “Elder brother…..”

“I can treat her.” Not waiting until the two people started tussling with each other, Chu Yin threw out this sentence, for a moment, it made Qi Rui stopped his movement.

Staring blankly for a moment, Qi Rui did not dare to believe it and asked: “Really?” He waited for two years, and Chu Yin agreed so easily like this today?! After feeling delighted, Qi Rui excitingly said: “I will go and bring Jing Shui to come here.”

Murong Shu Qing pulled Qi Rui who immediately wanted to dart out, helplessly and lightly smiled, she said: “Elder brother, he has not finished speaking yet.” This person, as long as it was a matter about Jing Shui, not to mention his rational, his IQ seemed to degenerate. He had not agreed for two years, he just agreed to it now, so there was certainly a reason or requirement.

Praising and looking one glance at Murong Shu Qing, Chu Yin drank the green tea that was on his hand, and tranquilly narrated: “If you want to cure her face, you must find a piece of face skin that is close to the quality of her original face, the identical skin color, and that piece of skin must be from a living person.”

He said it easily, but Qi Rui and Murong Shu Qing who heard it, pursed their eyebrows at the same time.

Qi Rui verified it with some hesitation: “What you are saying is, in order to cure Jing Shui, I will have another piece of skin from another living person’s face?!”

Chu Yin did not reply him, but his apathetic face already gave the answer.

Murong Shu Qing thought for a moment, and asked: “Must the skin be from the face?” If they could use another part of the skin, that would not be very difficult.

Chu Yin seemed to be quite interested with Murong Shu Qing’s question, while he was drinking the tea, he answered: “Only a skin from the face can be welded mutually with the original skin from her face.”

His answer made Murong Shu Qing sank into contemplation, Jing Shui’s nature was good and honest, doing it like this, even if he was able to cure her face, but it would not be helpful with her mental state, and it was possible that she would be weary by her own moodiness. Lightly sighing, Murong Shu Qing faintly sighed and said: “Doing it like this, if she knows it in the future, she will not have an easy time.”

“Then, we just do not let her know.” Qi Rui also had some conflicting feelings about this method, but he would definitely not give up his long time wish, he would definitely cure Jing Shui’s face.

Knowing that Qi Rui’s mood was complicated now, Murong Shu Qing pulled his somewhat rigid body to sit down, and grasped his slight cold hand, Murong Shu Qing gently and quietly said by the side of Qi Rui’s ear: “That is her face, everyone has the right to choose, you can not use your love to make a decision for her, not all white lies can be forgiven.”

What Qing-er said, it was not that he did not understand it, but should he really give this up like this! Qi Rui lowly mumbled in defeat: “If we let her know, she will not be willing.”

Feeling somewhat not happy seeing Qi Rui who felt dispirited like this, he persevered in this belief for many years, but she had to tell him that it could not be done now. Even though it was somewhat cruel, but Murong Shu Qing still perseveringly said: “No matter whether she is willing or not, the decision should come from her.”

This time, Qi Rui did not answer, and was only speechless, and Murong Shu Qing did not continue speaking either, and only quietly sat next to him.

Chu Yin drank the tea and appreciated the plum flowers, he did not care to listen to their conversations, as far as for him, there was no difference whether he would cure or not cure. He had seen too many people’s bad natures, for their own benefits, other people’s lives and deaths could be overlooked. Especially for those families who got whatever they wanted.

But he was just curious, what this calm woman would choose. She did not agree to use the other people’s lives or deaths, but also did not reject the main justification, she was very interesting.

“You guys continue your discussion and look for me once you have made your decision.” Chu Yin agilely got up, and did not pay attention to the two people behind him. Once he threw out that sentence, he unhurriedly left the plum forest.

Chapter 69: Spark (Part 2)

Chapter 71: The Cabin

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 69: Spark (Part 2)

I’m releasing this chapter a couple hours earlier due to the cliffhanger from last chapter. ☺️ Happy New Year all!!

Most of you actually guessed correctly who the one black dress person was, but the other person was not the current Dong Yu’s Emperor but a future…. The key word from the previous chapter was a future powerful person & I didn’t say it had to be a man. 😉 So who is this trouble maker?

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. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 69

Spark (Part 2)

The moonlight was extremely dark, so Murong Shu Qing did not have any choice but to walk to the front of the courtyard, even then she was barely able to look clearly at the two people who were fighting. Yan Yu was following her closely, the other bodyguards who were protecting Murong Shu Qing secretly also appeared, and they were standing everywhere within the courtyard, so they could protect Murong Shu Qing in the middle. Nobody was doing anything yet, they were only quietly observing the two people who were in the middle of the courtyard.

One of the two people who was fighting did not put on a mask, so Murong Shu Qing slightly narrowed her eyes, the reflection from the moon was rocking gently, so she was still unable to see their appearances clearly. But those pair of cold eyes made Murong Shu Qing able to see it clearly, it was Mo Can. Nobody’s eyes were so cold that they made her heart tremble when she saw them, it was not because she was afraid, but it was rather because they were the type that did not have any emotions and were so cold that they would make her feel so anxious.

The masked person’s martial art was not weak either, but after several moves, the masked person could barely withstand the fight, even trying to dodge seemed hard. Mo Can captured and trapped the masked person’s right hand, and hit it with strength, the sound of a bone being displaced seemed to be heard especially clearly during the dark night. The masked person was groaning in pain, this sound was not loud but it startled Murong Shu Qing so she breathed a mouthful of cold air! Promptly stepping forward for several steps, that slender body shape, that dark black hair, that bright almond pair of eyes, moreover, that constrained low sound a moment ago, heavens, it was her _____

The other hand of the masked person that had not been injured, was still fighting back, it made Mo Can’s cold eyes flashed through a trace of impatient, his one fist blow was going to land.

“Don’t!! ____”

Murong Shu Qing cried out in alarm with a loud voice, it made him stop his movement in a flash. This was the first time that he saw this woman turned pale with fright. Even when she was actually injured with a sword, and was captured, she could still be calmed, collected and was smiling. When she fell in the deep pond, and was alone in the deep mountain, she could also look tranquil. But this masked person could cause her to look with great alarm.

Mo Can was absent-minded for a split second, it made the masked person have the opportunity to exploit and pull out a dagger from the waist, then thrusted it towards Mo Can. Mo Can looped his body around to dodge the masked person’s fatal strike, and at the same time, he suddenly revealed his red sword. The dark red was bright, the sword blade was lightly shaking, it looked like it was thirsty of blood.

Murong Shu Qing had seen that sharp red sword’s coldness and cruelty, she was embarrassed because of this woman’s reckless actions. She was definitely not Mo Can’s opponent, but she could not get hurt either! Otherwise the trouble would be so big. In a moment of desperation, Murong Shu Qing said to Yan Yu who was behind her: “Rescue her!”

Murong Shu Qing’s voice just barely left out, Yan Yu already moved quickly and went out, and just intercepted the fatal thrust for the masked person. Cang Su was not here, even though Yan Yu’s martial arts was high, but he, alone was not Mo Can’s opponent either, but Mo Can did not have any intention to make things difficult for him either. After putting away his long sword, Mo Can deeply gazed one glance at Murong Shu Qing, one could not see clearly his mood from his deep and cold eyes. Murong Shu Qing just barely wanted to speak, but his black shadow was gone in a flash, Mo Can’s trace could not even be found anymore.

Murong Shu Qing softly sighed, their meetings were always in a hurry like this. If it was not a sword that came in to her direction, then she was falling into water and injured. She did not know what would be next?!

The masked person was just sitting in the middle of the courtyard, and did not get up, Murong Shu Qing quickly came to her side. Recalling that fragile sound a moment ago, Murong Shu Qing asked with some anxiousness: “Where are you hurt?!”

But the masked person was just softly raising her hand, and she took the cover from her face, her bright and amorous face was revealed. Even though her face was filled with a thin layer of sweat, and her complexion was somewhat pale, but she still recklessly smiled and said: “Except for a broken hand, there is nothing more!”

It was indeed Xi Lie Yue! How could she say it, she was after all a future Monarch of a country, looking at her pitiful figure now, and even somewhat shamelessly sitting on the ground, Murong Shu Qing forced a smile and said: “Did you want to give me a nice surprise?”

Xi Lie Yue knew that she looked pitiful now, but she really did not mind at all, sitting on the ground, and she did not care to stand up either. Her mouth did not forget to say in mocking: “You do not come to see me, I can only explore in woman’s room during the night.” It it were not for the thin layer of sweat that showed she was in pain and that right arm that could not be moved anymore, and with that satisfying appearance, you would think that she was chatting with you on her grandeur bed.

“Not bad, you can still mock, it seems that your injury is not that serious.” Murong Shu Qing laughingly shook her head, that was still a life of a future monarch after all, with this kind of difficulty, her imposing manner could still be threatening. She reached out her hand to support her, and took her to sit on the soft couch in her room. Xi Lie Yue’s hand injury was not life threatening, but if one went back to the Capital to ask for a Physician, once one would return, she was afraid that it would be about 3-4 shichen (6-8 hrs) later. Her bone was displaced, so Yan Yu should be able to treat it.

Murong Shu Qing thought for a moment, she felt powerless, and did not have any alternative but to say to Yan Yu: “Yan Yu, you look at her injury.”

Yan Yu was standing at the side of the door, and he did not answer at all, fixing a bone displacement for him was nothing out of the ordinary, but he originally did not have any plan to treat Xi Lie Yue. Since Murong Shu Qing already said the words, Yan Yu turned his body and walked to the side of Xi Lie Yue, then he examined her injury.

Yan Yu lifted up Xi Lie Yue’s arm to inspect the bone’s misalignment, a sudden pain made her purse her brows, but she did not make any sound either. Waiting until the pain was somewhat calm down, Xi Lie Yue lied down on the soft couch, and asked in a low voice: “You are familiar with that man?”

The pain for this injury, even an ordinary man would not be able to bear it, Xi Lie Yue did not even shout from beginning to the end. This kind of persistent and toughness, one would have to train this since young to become a monarch. Murong Shu Qing lightly sighed, it was really not easy to be a monarch, being a good monarch was even more difficult, and on top of that power and honor, the difficult time that a monarch put, could not be seen or imagined by the ordinary people.

Softly wiping the sweat that was on her forehead, Murong Shu Qing faintly answered: “You can consider it that way.”

Sometimes, she would have this very strange feeling, that he and she seemed to be familiar with each other for a very long time, from the first time that they met for the first time, she had this indescribable believe that he would not kill her. That feeling was very subtle.

Xi Lie Yue suddenly laughed, and asked with interest: “Absolutely arrogant and ruthless, his look is not bad either, I like him.” Especially those eyes, they made her feel like erasing those layer of frozen eyes, looking at him, she felt like she was infected by his fiery and passionate way. On the other hand, Xi Lie Yue was still mocking and looking at Yan Yu up and down, who was examining her injury, she sighed with a clicked on her tongue: “The men who are by your side, are outstanding, no wonder you are so picky! This bodyguard of yours is not too bad either!”

Her voice had not left out yet, Yan Yu exerted his strength to align the bone back in to place, not feeling like looking at Xi Lie Yue anymore, he turned around and went out of the room.

“Hiss____” Completely lacking in her guard against the sharp pain, it made Xi Lie Yue feel in so much pain that she grimaced.

Murong Shu Qing did not have any sympathy for her at all, who made her to be a pervert woman like this, did she think that all of the men did not have any cat claws?! Yan Yu was already very polite since he did not give her a sword (slash her with a sword). Her hand should be alright, so Murong Shu Qing did not want to bother with her anymore. She poured a cup of green tea for her, and was lazily leaning on the side of the low table, she smilingly said: “This is not Hai Yu, you need not be this unrestrained.”

Xi Lie Yue lightly swiveled her arm once, it was basically already good, except for some aching from the outside, it should not have any big problem now. Getting up to come to Murong Shu Qing’s side, and took the tea that was on her (MSQ) hand, she (XLY) drank a mouthful. Xi Lie Yue naturally spoke: “I do not need to pretend when I am in front of you, actually you and I are the same, with regards to the stuffs that we both want to control, we will definitely not compromise. What is different is, that what I want to grasp with my hand is my country, and what you want to control is your own life.”

Murong Shu Qing was slightly startled, and raised her head to look directly at Xi Lie Yue’s confident and understanding eyes, she was the first person who understood what she wanted.

Both of the magnificent women were looking and smiling at each other, sometimes they really did not need to say too much, and only used those very few words, and looking at those expressions, they already clearly understood each other. This was maybe the so-called close friends!

Xi Lie Yue looked at the sky, the moon was already slanting to the west, putting down the cup of tea that was on her hand, she said: “I am leaving.”

“Your hand had just been connected a moment ago, just rest for a while and then you can leave.” Returning to the Capital from here, would still take about 2 shichen (4 hrs) with a quick horse.

Xi Lie Yue did not stop her footsteps, when she arrived in the middle of the courtyard, she just turned around to Murong Shu Qing and helplessly smiled, she said: “If I do not return tonight, you also know what the consequence will be.” Sometimes she also wanted to be willfully taking rash actions, but one needed to undertake one’s own responsibilities.

Yes ah, Xi Lie Yue’s identity was extraordinary and susceptible, one could not tolerate any trace of accident. Showing her understanding by nodding her head, Murong Shu Qing did not urge her to stay anymore.

“I am going now, three days later, I will wait for you at the east outskirts of Ling (pure/virtuous) Shan (mountain).”

Finished speaking, Xi Lie Yue did not turn her head around and departed Jing Shui Ya Xu. Murong Shu Qing forced a smile, she was still insolent like this, and did not even give you any chance to decline her invitation. Sometimes she would think if Xi Lie Yue had Xuanyuan Yi as her general, then would the Emperor die from an excess anger?! Or would the general vomit blood?!

“Yan Yu, arrange two people to escort her back secretly.” Murong Shu Qing stretched her waist, unconsciously, the chrysanthemums that were in front of the front hall, were not bright and colorful anymore, the wind was so cold during this winter time, so they seemed to be withering and helpless. Winter really came! The wind picked up, and the night was also deeper.

 

Sian’s notes:
No way… so Mo Can is also protecting MSQ in secret. That queen, Xi Lie Yue is even brattier than Huo Zhi Qing. She’s so more reckless. I mean she is worst than HZQ, after all, she pretended to be a prostitute. No woman in the right mind would do that. What’s she doing snooping in MSQ’s room???

Btw, XLY, get your hands off Mo Can as he’s mine. 😊😊

Chapter 68: Spark (Part 1)

Chapter 70: Exchanging The Face