Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 131: Opportunity (Part 1)

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Chapter 131

Opportunity (Part 1)

The rising sun was shining after the snow, the white snowflakes were covered with a touch of bright red. Under the tall plum tree, a proud figure was gazing at the morning sun, letting the falling plum and snowflakes to fall on him. She loved standing under the plum tree the most to appreciate the snow, but now, where was she?!

“Xuanyuan!” Pei Che was standing behind Xuanyuan Yi, he gently sighed and said: “It looks like Shu Qing is not in Cang Yue.” Cang Yue’s camp had been flipped over by Yan Yu, but he did not find Shu Qing’s shadow. Cang Su tried to track her down, but he did not seem to get any news either. 

Xuanyuan Yi sadly closed his eyes, he said with a low and tired voice: “I will hand over any matter in the future to you.”

Pei Che was startled, and walked to Xuanyuan Yi’s front to say: “How can this be? Even though Cang Yue has already withdrawn their troops, but they still need to discuss about surrendering, how can you go?!” These past few days, Xuanyuan Yi appeared to be insane trying to fight continuously, so it seemed that Cang Yue could not continue with the fight so they withdrew the troops and surrendered. Based on You Xiao’s style in handling this affair, he did not know if he would still have any trick when he surrendered.

Xuanyuan Yi opened his eyes, patted Pei Che’s shoulder, he seemed to say in a relax manner: “These are your specialty, moreover, the Imperial court has surely arranged someone to come, it does not matter whether I am here or not.” 

The hell that it did not matter, since ancient times, when a country surrendered, how could the Lead General not attend to this. But looking at his extremely exhausted appearance, the words that Pei Che wanted to say, stuck inside his throat. He could not say whatever words that he wanted to say. He had not properly rest for almost three days and three nights, this definitely did not look like the previous him. In the past, he would only fiercely battle for several nights without resting, and he was still in great spirits, it did not look like now…. 

Was everything because of Shu Qing?!

Pei Che could not look at his low spirit appearance like this, so he angrily said: “What are you doing to do?” 

Xuanyuan Yi slowly lifted his head up, those pair of eyes were filled with bloodshot eyes, but there were also firm and persistent radiance in them, he lowly spat out these several words: “I want to find her!” Qing-er, no matter where you were, he wanted to find her. He would not let her to leave by herself, this was his oath to her, and his oath to himself. 

Seven days, it was already seven days. This seemed like it was the same as a seven years long suffering that could eat into someone’s bone painfully. If this was in the past, he only wanted to be with Qing-er, yearn for her, posses her, and love her. But now, he admitted that he could not be separated with her anymore, and was unable to let go of her. As it turned out, this so-called love was wordlessly intruding into his soul, overflowing in his blood, and occupying his heart.

The pain in his eyes made Pei Che to take a step back voluntarily, was Xuanyuan already unable to let go off Shu Qing?! Forget it, Pei Che strongly patted Xuanyuan Yi’s shoulder, and clearly said: “Go! Hand over everything to me!”

“Thanks!” Xuanyuan Yi finally showed his first smile after several days, even though, it was a very force (smile).

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After sleeping nicely for the whole night, Murong Shu Qing finally had some energy to leave her room. Outside the room, there was a small garden, even though it was in the winter, but the plants were growing, it looked like they were full of life. The trimming of the branches and leaves were very neat, and they did not look ugly, so the person who took care of them, was very attentive. After standing on the garden for a moment, she could breathe a fresh air, even though it was somewhat cold, but it made people to feel refreshed.

Walking and stopping all the way, the residence’s trail was winding, there were many type of plants, so Murong Shu Qing’s mood was very good while she was strolling around. There was no one who restricted her movement, if there was someone who was secretly following her ‘to protect her with great care’, she would feel even happier. 

After walking for about an hour, Murong Shu Qing entered a bigger garden, comparing the outside winding trail, this place was actually pithy and magnificent. In a distant place, she could see a dark blue figure who was just about to trim the branches and leaves with style and proficiently. Murong Shu Qing was just standing like this behind him, not too far away, while she was appreciating his ‘creation’!

The last dead branch was agilely cut off, so the man slowly turned his body around, and faced Murong Shu Qing who was leisurely smiling with her eyes. The man also smiled slightly, and said: “Murong Shu Qing!”

Without having the changing face appearance, she seemed to look ordinary, but without a layer of mask, her expression was even more natural and relax.

It was the young man inside the tavern. Wearing a plain clothing, he was graceful and outstanding! Murong Shu Qing slightly nodded her head, she gently smiled and said: “Zhong Yan.”

“You know me?!” This actually made Zhong Yan feel curious, he had never met with her before, no matter whether it was in Jiang Hu or Imperial court, he was nameless, but she actually recognized him?!

“I know you!” She did not really know him, Murong Shu Qing looked around, after walking for a long time, her feet could not stand anymore so she walked to the side and sat down on the grass. Murong Shu Qing generously answered: “Legend says it that the current Emperor has Wei Hai in the open, and Zhong Yan in the dark.” She had seen Wei Hai, but she only heard about this Zhong Yan. Reportedly, this person’s whereabouts was unknown. Even though he was good in tracking assassins, and was a secret power for the current Emperor, so she did not expect that she would see him here today. In comparison, he was a lot harder to think through than the honest wooden’s Wei Hai! 

Zhong Yan looked at her again, she was casually sitting on the grass with her white dress. Zhong Yan smiled and said: “Murong Shu Qing is really Murong Shu Qing. Seeing once is better than hearing a hundred times.” Since he was the Emperor’s point person, he had heard about this name, Murong Shu Qing, for countless of times. But he just met the person (today), and she was really similar like her name, cozy and elegant!

Murong Shu Qing found out that the grass was exceptionally soft, it felt so good in her hand. Moreover, during this deep winter, it could still be so dark green, so she could not help but to pull out one grass to fiddle with it in her hand, while she gently answered Zhong Yan: “You flatter me. Your current responsibility is a head of the prison?”

“A head of the prison?” Zhong Yan was startled, he immediately laughed and said: “Hehe, the first time that there was someone who said that about me.” This was also the first time that he saw someone like this who was a quiet, carefree and pleased prisoner. Zhong Yan smilingly asked: “Do you regard this place here as a prison?”

Murong Shu Qing raised her head to look all around her, everything filled with dark green, impressive and unyielding tall trees, unlimited low shrubs. The scenery in front of her eyes was definitely a rarely seen one, but Murong Shu Qing took the grass & put it on her nose to smell the faint fragrance, and she answered: “A place where someone loses one’s freedom is a cage. Regardless where it is!”

Even if she seemed to be indifferent and peaceful, but Zhong Yan could still keenly feel that she was annoyed, so Zhong Yan walked to her side. He also pulled out a grass, held it in his mouth, and said: “You are very angry?!”

Murong Shu Qing took the grass and put it to the side of her mouth, and nibbled it for a while, there was no flavor, it only felt a faint grass smell that was even stronger. Continuing to hold it in her hand to play with it, Murong Shu Qing looked towards Zhong Yan, and smilingly said: “You also saved me, do you think I should be angry?”

“I saved you, but I also made you to lose your freedom. Should you not be angry?” He did not know why, but Zhong Yan felt her anger.

Murong Shu Qing lightly nodded, and said: “I should be angry, but I can take this as a brief stop over to rest.” It would be enough for her to look at the beautiful scenery in this place for a period of time!

But Zhong Yan had never seen her relax manner like this, Master went to a lot of troubles to find her, once he received the news, he rushed over here. He felt that Master would not easily let go off her this time. Shaking his head to disapprove her, Zhong Yan affirmatively said: “He will not let you leave.”

Murong Shu Qing did not lose her smile because of his solemn’s words, she even smiled more joyfully. Slowly standing up, she lightly patted her dress from the fragments of grass, stretching her waist, she lightly smiled and said: “I will not let myself to be trapped in the place forever either, head of prison, just take it that…. I am provoking you. Who wants to be in this prison?” She already knew long time ago that the women in this era would be imprisoned for being different, no matter whether it was because of power or the so-called marriage. Otherwise, she should not expend her brain greatly to control and manage powers. 

Xi Lie Yue was right, she would not compromise anything with regards to controlling her own self. Those many things that she did, were only because she wanted to control her own life in her hand. Xuan Tian Cheng wanted to imprison her, then there was no harm to try it to see who would have higher skills and more resources!

Zhong Yan was somewhat absentminded when he looked at the grass that was swaying lightly in his hand, as if when she came in, Murong Shu Qing also went away quickly. As if she was chatting with him or saying that she would challenge the Emperor to see who would endure her provocation, but he really did not feel that she was joking at all. From the inside and out, her confidence actually could not be concealed at all, so Zhong Yan slowly lowered his head, he lowly and smilingly said: “No wonder!”

Master had not met this kind of woman, there was no self-righteousness, but only believed in herself, no strange feeling in holding her own dignity, no incomparable appearance in the whole world. There was only that kind of freedom to come and go, and to fulfill her own will!

However, being in love with her was fortunate and also unfortunate!

Sian’s notes:

Murong Shu Qing’s name comes from shushi that means cozy & qingya that means elegant/refined. 

I love MSQ in this chapter. She’s ready to fight with Xuan Tian Cheng!!! Go MSQ…

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Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 130: Frightened (Part 2)

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The majority of you have already guessed it right who this person is… Sighing…

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Chapter 130

Frightened (Part 2)

The candle lights were flickering gently, the person who appeared in front of her was impressively and handsomely laughing, but his expression was sharp and virtuous. It should be said that he was the current Emperor, Xuan Tian Cheng! But how could he be here now, at Fei Cheng (city), it would take hundreds of li to travel from the Capital (to here). Even if he used the fastest horse, he would need at least two days, could he secretly leave the Imperial palace for a long time?! 

Murong Shu Qing’s eyes were filled with shocks and amazements, and she repeatedly knitted her eyebrows, this really made Xuan Tian Cheng who was originally happy when she woke up, his (happy) mood dropped to the lowest level in an instant. Taking his hand back that was lightly stroking her cheek, Xuan Tian Cheng looked at Murong Shu Qing’s startled eyes, he lowly said: “You, really do not want to see me?!”

Really did not want to see him! Being rescued by Xuan Tian Cheng, could really be said that she just came out of a tiger’s cave and then entered into a wolf’s den! She really did not know how to answer this, so Murong Shu Qing gently sighed in her heart, and did not have any alternative but to remain silent. 

But from her expression, he already knew her answer, so Xuan Tian Cheng’s eyes were dark, his original clear and moist voice appeared to be cold and firm now, with his handsome and bright face that showed a faint mocking, he asked: “How should I address you?”

He did not seem like he wanted Murong Shu Qing to answer it, so Xuan Tian Cheng continued to say: “Miss Murong? Miss Qin? Or the General’s Madam!” Hearing his last few words, it could be said that he said it while he was gnashing his teeth. Since she played him like this, clearly knowing what his intention was with regard to her, and she still forced him to bestow her an Imperial decree to get married!

Murong Shu Qing who was anxious in her heart, was somewhat calm (after she heard his words), it looked that Xuan Tian Cheng already issued an Imperial decree, strictly speaking, her marriage to Xuanyuan Yi was already announced to the whole world! But since it was already like this, why would Xuan Tian Cheng still want to look and save her?! Murong Shu Qing slowly sat up, seamlessly looked one glance at Xuan Tian Cheng, but she was not careful so her eyes met his eyes that had never left her (eyes) all along. 

He was worthy to be a king, as he did not need to fly into a rage, only with this kind of deep gaze, he already made people at a loss on what to do and could only follow his willpower.

Murong Shu Qing did not move her line of sight, but she still could not see his thoughts, so Murong Shu Qing could only faintly answered: “Any appellation is fine.”

Xuan Tian Cheng suddenly used his hands to cup Murong Shu Qing’s face, and did not let her turn around even the slightest. When their eyes met one more time, Xuan Tian Cheng incomprehensibly asked: “Why?”

His hands were very warm, so warm that they seemed to be able to burn people, so Murong Shu Qing wanted to retreat, but Xuan Tian Cheng did not let her move at all. It seemed that if she did not give him any answer, he would not let go of his hands forever. Being bumped around (in the carriage) for several days, Murong Shu Qing could not rest properly, so Xuan Tian Cheng’s overbearingness made her feel a sudden weariness. So she straightforwardly and coldly said: “Do you think this is an interrogation for a mistake? I do not remember that the Emperor and I have anything that can make you question me.” 

Her indifferent attitude made Xuan Tian Cheng’s hand were trembling slightly, but very quickly, his heart seemed unable to be calmed anymore so he angrily said: “Do we not have anything? You think just because I announce the Imperial decree, then you can just escape from me!”

Was this an Imperial family’s imposing manner, a king’s prestige?! Murong Shu Qing was sneering in her heart, as long as he liked (the person), so he would not allow the other person to have any say on this, was it like that?! Murong Shu Qing used all of her strengths to push Xuan Tian Cheng’s hands away, and coldly said: “Between you and I, there is nothing that exists that I have to escape from you, you and I never have any wedding oath, and there is no mutual decision to marry either. We originally are two absolutely irrelevant people.”

“Two absolutely irrelevant people! What a good two absolutely irrelevant people! You and Xuanyuan Yi are exactly a harmonious couple, and have exchanged married vows, and I am the only one who is an irrelevant person!” Clearly Murong Shu Qing’s ‘absolutely irrelevant people’ (sentence) completely infuriated Xuan Tian Cheng. He used his power to press down on Murong Shu Qing firmly, both of his hands were pressing on Murong Shu Qing’s hands, his face almost stuck to her. There was absolutely no gap in between their bodies. 

His sudden action made Murong Shu Qing feel frightened, was he actually a modest nobleman whom she knew before, the unyielding, impressive and virtuous person?! Or was this actually the real appearance of the country’s monarch?! 

Murong Shu Qing’s white complexion actually pleased Xuan Tian Cheng, he only slowly took his lips to Murong Shu Qing’s ear, gently smiled, he enticingly said: “Like this, is there or is there not any relation!”

Heavens, he would not think to…. 

Their bodies were sticking together, they seemed to be able to feel each other’s breathing, Xuan Tian Cheng was powerful and his rapid heartbeats were right on Murong Shu Qing’s heart. Secretly adjusting her breathing, Murong Shu Qing attempted to cool down, and said: “Your Majesty, do you intend to snatch an official’s wife?!” She was hoping that he still had a rationality, and remembered that he was the Emperor. Since the ancient times, it had not happen yet when a monarch was taking an official’s wife, but as a wise monarch, how could he allow himself to do something like this!!

She actually used a ruler and minister’s etiquette to pressure him! His slightly happy complexion, showed some gloominess because of Shu Qing’s words. But very quickly, Xuan Tian Cheng raised the corners of his mouth again, and his hands that were holding Murong Shu Qing, were tightened up gradually. Putting his lips to stick on Murong Shu Qing’s ear, Xuan Tian Cheng seemed to speak gently as if he was mumbling the most loving words that people wanted to hear: “What do you think about this, if you are already Zhen’s person, will Xuanyuan Yi still want you!” 

Xuan Tian Cheng’s pro active words could be heard in her ear, both of her hands that were held by him, were extremely painful. It seemed that he was determined to want to get her! Even though Murong Shu Qing did not seem to think that her body was incompatibly precious, but, she did not want to give her body to this person whom she did not love either. And under this situation, she wanted to try her best. 

Murong Shu Qing relaxed her struggling hands, deeply breathing, Murong Shu Qing ignored Xuan Tian Cheng who was kissing her ear. She calmly and firmly said: “If you really want to do this today, no matter if he wants me or not, I will never want you!”

Xuan Tian Cheng propped his body up, and angrily said: “You!!!” But what he saw, was a pair of tranquil and distant eyes. Suddenly, Xuan Tian Cheng laughed out loud, there was mocking, sighing and grieving within his laughter. How could he think that after he had her body, she would be his. If she was this kind of woman, would he still be crazy like this because of her?! 

For a long time, it seemed that he was tired of laughing, so Xuan Tian Cheng put his head to lean on Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder, he sighed and said: “How could I make you really hate me!”

This sighing sound made Murong Shu Qing’s heart feel slightly moved, she always felt that the Emperor was the most pitiful on this earth. They were required to abandon any brotherly affections, let go of any deep-rooted romance, and at the same time, there was no one who would dare to form any friendship with them. If they desired to be incapable rulers, then it would be fine, but if they were not incapable rulers, then they were destined to spend all their life tiredly for this country.

Murong Shu Qing did not push him away completely from his nestling (on her shoulder), she faintly and gently said: “I do not hate you, there are too many impossibilities between you and I, you want to take responsibility for the common people in this whole world, you want to take responsibility for the whole Imperial court and family, you want to control the thousands of miles of rivers and mountains, and you want to grasp the millions of military powers in your hands. But I… only need a clear spring water, a bamboo forest, a wooden house, a person to marry.” Even though she was so deeply moved and had sympathy towards a king, but she would not let herself to sink into these. 

Inside the room, because the two people remained silent, the room sank into quietness.

Xuan Tian Cheng slowly sat his body up, his eyes were full of sincerity and pledge, and his tone was gentler, so he softly said: “I can also give you a clear spring water, a bamboo forest, and a wooden house.” As long as she wanted them, he would strive his hardest to give them to her, but, this was the first time that he felt hopeless like this. It seemed that he could give her those, but those were not something that she wanted eternally.

But Murong Shu Qing raised her bright smile, softly shook her head, and smilingly said: “Inside the Imperial palace? You have everything in your palace, but it does not have the two things that I want. I want freedom and dignity.”

“Freedom and dignity?!!” She thought that there was no freedom inside the Imperial palace, and he could understand it. Sometimes, he also thought that the Imperial palace felt like a prison. But dignity, he could actually make her to be the most respected woman on this earth, how could she not have any dignity?!

Murong Shu Qing could see a question from his face, yes ah, a prince, the Emperor, perhaps, he would never understand what the real dignity was. Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “You think that dignity is a respectable status? That can make people to bow before powers? Taking one’s life at will to become powerful? Or, endless wealth? Perhaps, these are all of the things that you can give me, but dignity is not something that can be given by other people!” 

Murong Shu Qing slowly walked out of the bed, her sprain foot seemed to be better by a lot, carefully walking to the side of the bed, she exerted her strength to push the window open. Directly facing the wind, apart from the cold morning wind, there was a faint of sunshine that was breaking the cloud to bring the first ray of dawn in this world. Gently raising her hands, it seemed that she could hold the sun in her hands. The day was bright quickly….

Xuan Tian Cheng was looking at Murong Shu Qing’s full back for a long time, the sunshine seemed to raise at her fingertips. The early wind was crazily blowing her extremely black hair, it looked proud and casual. Xuan Tian Cheng got up, he took the cotton cloak and draped it on Murong Shu Qing’s shoulders. Turning around, he came out of the side wing, but when he was just about to close the door, Xuan Tian Cheng’s voice faintly came through: “I will not force you, but… do not think that you can return to Xuanyuan Yi’s side anymore.”  

Sian’s notes:

Aish!!! I never like an Emperor & I definitely don’t like this Xuan Tian Cheng!!! Get out of MSQ’s life, you low life Emperor. Hehehe… You have an Empress & so many concubines who are willing to do anything for you. Leave MSQ alone!!! Go away & run your country well!!! 😅😅

But I do have to say that being an Emperor is pitiful. I agree to what MSQ said about being an Emperor. That’s why he has to choose if he wants the world or if he wants the woman. He can’t have both the world and the woman. Hehehe… Just like XY has to choose to only have MSQ if he wants her. 😃😃

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 129: Frightened (Part 1)

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I think this is a cliffhanging chapter… 😅

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Chapter 129

Frightened (Part 1)

After the bluish green hanging curtain was drenched from the rain, the red sun was setting on the remote village.

It was sunset in the evening again, with Wu Ming’s help, Murong Shu Qing got down from the carriage, this was the fifth day that she was kidnapped and was only the first time that she got out of that worn out carriage. The carriage stopped at the official road in front of a tavern, because the tavern was built on the official road, and people did not want to stay on a desert land, so everyone picked this tavern to stay. So there were many carriages that stopped in front of this tavern, and when they were still outside, they could already hear the lively sounds and activities from inside the inner hall. 

After not walking for several days, plus (the fact) that her acupuncture was blocked, Murong Shu Qing walked extremely slow. She almost relied on Wu Ming’s support to walk, fortunately, she moved about on the ground on her own, otherwise, she guessed that she would become a handicapped person once she arrived in Yan Rui. 

The two people slowly entered the tavern, except for the inn waiter who had good eyes, nobody paid any attention to this ordinary couple. Everybody was eating and drinking, and chatting about their experiences on the road. 

Wu Ming smiled gently to the inn waiter who came to meet them, and asked: “Waiter, do you have an empty room?” 

The inn waiter seamlessly looked them up and down, looking that he was dressed as a tender literary person, he estimated that he was a scholar who had passed the Imperial exam. The inn waiter was somewhat dispirited, but he still led the way in front of them, and said: “There is, this guest, this way, please.” 

Wu Ming followed in the direction that he was pointing, there more than a dozen rooms inside the small back courtyard. There were already a few people who stayed inside, one could already hear the noises that came from the hall. Wu Ming took out an ingot silver, put it in the inn waiter’s hand, and still modestly said: “My wife’s health is not so good, I have to trouble you to ask for a quieter room for her.” 

With the silver in his hand, the inn waiter’s eyes were bright, and his expression also became solicitous immediately. He carefully looked one glance at the person who was leaning in the man’s embrace, the woman’s complexion was pale, so he greeted out: “Yes, yes, yes, please go upstairs.”

Murong Shu Qing was laughing in her heart, as expected, if one was wealthy, one would receive a better treatment in any eras.

Following the inn waiter to bypass several screens, suddenly, at the corner place, a black shadow came towards them. The inn waiter was not careful and just about to knock this person head-on, with an aiya sound, he just fell backward. Wu Ming’s hands rapidly embraced Murong Shu Qing’s waist, and leapt back for one step, so she was not smashed by the inn waiter. But because of this sudden matter, Murong Shu Qing did not have time to react, and was just taken back so her one foot was not steady and sprained her foot. 

The pain made Murong Shu Qing who was already pale, her complexion looked even more unsightly. At this time, a gentle man’s voice said: “I am too rude!” 

The gentle and intimate voice made Murong Shu Qing who was kneading her sprain foot to look at the direction where the sound came from. A tall and handsome man was in front of her, his age seemed to be young, the smile on his face was so gentle. It was not Shang Jun’s handsomeness, or Xiu Zhi’s sophisticated look, but that gentleness really made him look especially different. 

The man already helped the waiter to get up, and cupped his hands to salute them.

Regarding the man in front of her, Murong Shu Qing felt that she absolutely did not think that he would appear to be gentle and harmless like this, but she still had a good impression on him. Wu Ming clearly felt that the man was out of the ordinary, so she could slightly nod, and answered: “It is nothing!” 

Supporting Shu Qing, and when she wanted to leave, the man said again: “I do not know if I have injured this young lady?” 

Wu Ming looked one glance at the man, only saw that he was still gently looking at them, the expression on his face really appeared anxious about Murong Shu Qing’s foot. Wu Ming just asked by the side of Murong Shu Qing’s ear: “How is it?”

Her foot sprained really hurt, but she could still walk, so Murong Shu Qing softly shook her head, but her eyes secretly looked up and down at the man. 

Wu Ming raised a trace of smile to the man, and answered with courtesy: “My wife is alright, many thanks for your concerns!” Finished speaking, she did not pay attention to the man anymore who seemed to want to speak his mind. She spoke to the inn waiter who was standing foolishly by the side: “Let’s go!” Taking the lead to bypass the corner, and carefully walking up the stairs, but her heart was still guessing the man’s identity from a moment ago, what kind of person was he? Carelessly guessing for while, she still did not have any answer. Slightly raising her head to look at Wu Ming’s complexion, that expressionless mask on her face must also guess that man who suddenly appeared.

Entering the room, there was really a quiet and clean side room, the food was also served on the table very quickly. It had been several days that she did not eat warm meals, so Murong Shu Qing carefully moved her footsteps, and sat down on a wooden chair in front of the window to look at the bright moon that was climbing up to the tree top and she sank into silence. 

From the time that she went into the inn, she paid attention to listen to those various type of people who were talking and smiling, what made her feel puzzled was that here was actually very close to Fei city. And Fei city was not the route to go to Yan Rui’s capital, so what was Hong Ming thinking after all? He did not do things according to common sense like this, it would make it harder for her people to save her. And Wu Ming was guarding all the time, so she simply did not have any opportunity to leave any clues behind. 

After being silent for a while, and not knowing for how long, Wu Ming coldly said: “Sleep early!”

Murong Shu Qing recovered, and rubbed her foot, it did not appear to be as hurt as this afternoon. She carefully walked and sat on the bed, looking at Wu Ming, she was still sitting cross-legged on the soft couch. Murong Shu Qing comfortably lied down, gently smiled and asked: “You have not rested properly these several days either, can you really rest properly sitting cross-legged like this?” She was really curious if these martial art experts could really sleep like this?! She was sitting like this on the carriage for five days, and felt that her whole bones were aching. 

Wu Ming did not even open her eyes, she was lazy to answer her question, and softly waved the sleeve of her garment to extinguish the candle that was on the table.

Murong Shu Qing was not concerned either, stretching her body, she also closed her eyes. Perhaps, she was really tired, not too long, she fell asleep!

Until…. a delicate hand covered her mouth, so she woke up, and saw that Wu Ming was lying beside her, and she used a muffled voice to speak by the side of her ear: “Do not say anything.”

Murong Shu Qing did not know what was going on, but she still lightly nodded, then Wu Ming let go off her, but Shu Qing felt that Wu Ming’s dagger that was in her hand, was ready to take action.

The dagger that was in Wu Ming’s hand was already unsheathed, this room was surrounded by many people. It seemed that these people came because of Murong Shu Qing. She was already so careful like this, but they still found them. 

The people carefully opened the door, two black shadows came in, and slowly walked beside the bed. Wu Ming suddenly jumped out, the dagger produced a couple of bright white lights, then a stuffy groan sound (could be heard), the people who came, suddenly were injured by those sharp swords. But very quickly, four people jumped in from the window, and surrounded Wu Ming in the middle. The room that was originally not very big, looked even smaller when these several martial art experts were using it.

Murong Shu Qing retreated to the deepest area of the bed, half-squatting on the wall to look at the shadow of the sword in front of her. Wu Ming’s martial arts were really excellent, but being attacked from all around again and again, she could not endure it gradually. A long sword came to attack Wu Ming’s back, it would thrust into her heart soon, so Murong Shu Qing shouted: “Be careful!” She really did not want Wu Ming to die like this, and Murong Shu Qing felt that these people were not her people. 

Because of Murong Shu Qing’s shout, Wu Ming rapidly moved her right hand to dodge the fatal strike, but the long sword still deeply thrusted her arm, so a faint smell of blood filled the room.

Wu Ming grabbed some silver needles from her own waist, and threw them out to the black clothing people, but they dodged. So Wu Ming pulled Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and jumped out of the window together to go towards the public road. 

But after all, Murong Shu Qing did not know martial arts completely, so they were surrounded by the black clothing people very quickly. But this time, behind Wu Ming, there were more than ten black clothing men who vaulted out, so the fight immediately looked evenly matched now. Wu Ming took Murong Shu Qing to withdraw by the side of the big tree, and engrossed fighting with the enemies. 

Half-leaning her body behind the big tree, Murong Shu Qing was slightly gasping for air, when it was too difficult to find out who was winning, Murong Shu Qing found that there was another person behind her. Turning around to look, it was that man who bumped into her this afternoon, he was still smiling intimately under the moonlight, his light blue brocade clothing was floating a bright white light. Did this person come for her? But who was he?!

The man did not allow her to ponder too long, with one jump, he already by her side, Murong Shu Qing only felt a burst of dizziness that she was already familiar with and lost consciousness. Her body that was sliding slowly, was caught by a warm and soft embrace.

When she woke up again, she could only feel absent-minded, a pair of warm hands were gently caressing her face. Using all of her strengths, Murong Shu Qing could open her eyes with difficulty. A vague figure was sitting by her side, and with a hazy feeling, a pair of heated eyes were staring at her. With great difficulty, the shadow in front of her became clear slowly, but Murong Shu Qing was startled when she clearly saw the person in front of her: “It is you!!”

Heavens, how could it be him!!

Sian’s notes:

Oh no, who is he???? MSQ’s biggest trouble maker???? 😭😭😭

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 128: Angry (Part 2)

Characters List

Glossary

Another long chapter…

Btw, one of the readers asked if somebody can draw pictures of Xuanyuan Yi, (My) Mo Can & Xuan Tian Cheng based on the descriptions from the earlier chapters. 🤣🤣🤣 Any taker? I’m definitely not an artist so I can’t draw them. Lol… Have a great weekend!!

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Chapter 128

Angry (Part 2)

Bing Po was running at the most front line, Xuanyuan Yi tightly clamped its abdomen so he did not need to whip Bing Po at all. It already knew where it should run to, Bing Po was really a precious horse on this earth. The fighting today was the same as they anticipated, Cang Yue’s explosives were not a lot either, so the two armies were fighting in the battlefield. You Xiao was really a good opponent and today’s fighting was a straightforward battle. But looking at the casualties situation for Cang Yue, and adding that with their ability to break the battle arrays last time, they only left with about 40,000 people. Even if they did not withdraw their troops to surrender, they would need to consider how to fight again. 

Bing Po appeared to be even more anxious than him, once they entered the camp, it went straight to Shu Qing’s tent, and neighed loudly. Xuanyuan Yi smiled clearly and patted Bing Po’s head, it was actually more excited than him. A person and a horse were watching at that drapery, but the figure who should go out to welcome them, did not appear at all. Xuanyuan Yi suddenly felt that something was not right, so he agilely dismounted from the horse, and urgently rushed into the tent.

“Qing-er….” Xuanyuan Yi entered the tent to call her name out, after he saw the mess inside the tent, he was overwhelmed in a flash. Xuanyuan Yi coldly looked at the several people who were inside the tent, but could not see that shadow of the person who was in his heart. His eyes flashed through a trace of alarmed at the same time, and also emitted his fury and anger.

At this time, the drapery was opened again, Pei Che who just came in, was met with Xuanyuan Yi’s stiffened back and messy tent that his face that showed a smiling expression, froze in an instant. When Yan Yu and Cang Su who were behind him looked at the scene, their originally relaxed faces, became gloomy all of a sudden, so they rapidly advanced inside. When they saw the corpses on the floor, the two people looked one glance at each other, nobody could mistake the murderous spirits that their eyes emitted. Yan Yu quietly examined the corpses to see if he could find anything, and Cang Su also wanted to see if he could find some clues from the messy room.

Pei Che also frowned his eyebrows, looking at the several people inside the tent, he asked: “Where is Shu Qing?!” Even though he already knew the answer in his heart, but he was still not willing to give up his final hope.

Lu Yi and and Shang Xiao were frightened by Xuanyuan Yi’s anger that their complexions were somewhat pales, especially Lu Yi. She was trembling as if the dead leaves in autumn, and wanted to open her mouth to reply but she was speechless. Only Shang Jun could still look straight at Xuanyuan Yi’s eyes, and calmly said: “Qing was kidnapped by someone!” 

Her words had just barely left, Xuanyuan Yi who had not been speaking all along, lowly threw out these two words: “Speak clearly.” He was trying effortlessly to control his own anxiousness and anger, as he wanted to know what had happened, and Qing-er was still waiting for him!!

Shang Jun looked one glance at Lu Yi, she (SJ) reckoned that she (LY) was confused and did not know what to say either, so she gently sighed in her heart, so Shang Jun told the story that Lu Yi had said it one more time. It seemed that the trail was that Fang Rong now, so Pei Che asked: “Where is Fang Rong?!”

When Lu Yi said it earlier, Shang Jun already asked someone to investigate, so shaking her head, Shang Jun said: “I found his corpse under the bushes at the back of the kitchen tent. It looked like he was already dead since last night.” Looking that the opposite side actually disposed everybody clearly, and did not leave anything behind. But why did they let Lu Yi go?! Shang Jun looked one glance at Lu Yi who was startled that her eyes opened so big, when she just heard that Xiao Rong was dead, she still did not understand it.

Dead?! “So who came this morning then?” Pei Che whose brows were always wrinkled, had not loosened them yet. It was him to ask Shu Qing to borrow her people, so now that she met with mishap, this made his heart feel unwell and he felt that he was the one who caused trouble to her! If she really had any mishap, then he…. oh dear! 

It appeared that the only clue was cut off, the inside tent sank into a deathly stillness. After Yan Yu heard Shang Jun’s words, he thought of one person, his tightly clenched fists were making ‘gurgling’ sounds. Yan Yu said with a lot of resentments: “It was Yan Rui!” 

When Yan Yu ran into Hong Ming near Lin Feng Guan border, he knew that it was not a simple matter to say. He already felt that he unexpectedly made her to suffer an injury, so the blue veins on his clenched fists looked like they were about to burst out. 

As it turned out, Hong Ming only wanted to kidnap Shu Qing, plus he actually used Jiang Hu’s people to kidnap her, this really looked like his style. Pei Che considered and analyzed the pro and cons for while, and nodded his head to say: “In that case, the person who kidnapped Shu Qing, was probably Hong Ming?!” 

Shang Jun lowly mumbled: “Where will he take Shu Qing to?” Hong Ming? She had not met with this person at all, so she did not understand him. She only heard that this person had a very good reputation, now it appeared that he was such a hypocrite who concealed a lot of things, so she was afraid that it would be even more difficult to deal with him.

“It should be Yan Rui, the things that Shu Qing did for Yan Rui, should already make Hong Ming to sink into a plight. After Cang Yue did not have any explosive anymore, our victory would be a certain thing, so he would surely take her back to Yan Rui quickly.” And because Shu Qing was doing her things in Yan Rui, so Hong Ming would not let her go even more. 

“I have already asked people to chase after the four directions, since this is like this, let’s reinforce the manpower to go to the direction of Yan Rui to chase after her.” Fortunately, going to Yan Rui from here, one still needed to go through Dong Yu. As long as she was still in Dong Yu, it would be easier to find Shu Qing! Shang Jun got up, and was just about to command the people to go and look for her, but Cang Su already beat her quicker and went out of the tent quickly. 

At this time, Xuanyuan Yi suddenly said: “Order the army tonight, that we will advance to Cang Yue tomorrow.”

“Xuanyuan?!” Pei Che did not understand it, why would Xuanyuan Yi want to attack Cang Yue at this time?!

Facing everyone who did not understand his decision, Xuanyuan Yi only coldly said: “You guys continue to track down from every direction, Hong Ming is not stupid, so it is not necessary that he will immediately take the person back to Yan Rui. Moreover, the person who kidnapped Qing-er, may not be only Hong Ming, it is possible that Qing-er was kidnapped by Cang Yue. So I will send troops to besiege the town tomorrow, Yan Yu, you lead 30 people to search for Qing-er’s whereabouts at Cang Yue’s tent. No matter if they have kidnapped Qing-er or not, I will make Cang Yue pay for the price tomorrow.” If it was Cang Yue, in that case, their sin could not be forgiven at all, even if it was not Cang Yue, and Hong Ming was the real culprit, he would not let them go either. Qing-er, I wanted all the people who had harmed you to pay the proper price!!

Pei Che has never seen this kind of Xuanyuan Yi, his whole body seemed to fill with destruction’s mood, his anger and violent roar made people to be frightened even more. Moreover, Yan Yu, Cang Su and the numerous secret bodyguard behind them whose face were always gloomy, and not saying anything, they were definitely a formidable force to deal with. Not to mention the gentle looking and mysterious Shang Jun even more. He had a premonition that if Murong Shu Qing really had a mishap, the people who would receive these raging flames, would not only several people! 

Looking around one glance at them, Pei Che carefully asked: “If we still can not find Shu Qing after this?” 

The originally quiet tent, sank into a deadly stillness one more time, after a long time, Xuanyuan Yi threw out this sentence: “I will flip over Yan Rui and Cang Yue, I will definitely bring her back.” 

Finished speaking, and without turning his head around, he came out of the tent. Pei Che knew that this was not only Xuanyuan Yi’s promise, but also all of the people’s thoughts who were inside the tent. Shu Qing, you must not have a mishap!

Xuanyuan Yi went out of the tent, Bing Po who was always guarding outside and had not left, was staring at his back, as it still had not seen that familiar figure whom it was familiar with. It also seemed to sense something, so it was impetuously puffing some air, ferociously treading its front feet of the ground, and neighing loudly and in high pitch, along with its restlessness and anger. Immediately, when Bing Po wanted to run, Xuanyuan Yi took and pulled the cover of its reins, and dragged it back. 

But Bing Po did not pay attention at him, and still violently soared and jumped its own body, it simply did not care whether or not it would hurt its own body like this, it seemed to only want to leave immediately. Xuanyuan Yi firmly held its head, and would not let go, after being in a deadlocked for a while, Bing Po was unable to resist but standing by, and Xuanyuan Yi’s forehead also emitted beads of sweat. 

Waiting until it was a little bit calmer, Xuanyuan Yi just lowly said in its ear: “I will bring her back, trust me!” Finished speaking, Xuanyuan Yi untied Bing Po’s saddle and the reins on its mouth. One person and a horse were within this ice-cold day, standing opposite each other.

After a long time, Bing Po with an exceptional calmness turned around towards the outside of the camp, and wildly ran away quickly. This time, Xuanyuan Yi did not stop it anymore. 

*****

A normal carriage stopped at the government roadside, it did not look like a traveling merchant’s carriage that passed through. The sunset’s gorgeous golden rays shrouded on the carriage, that had a brown old horse that was lowering its head, leisurely eating grasses. The carriage curtain was already lifted up, a thin man was sitting on the shaft, taking some rations with his hand to give them to the woman by his side and helped to cover her with a thin quilt from time to time as if he was afraid that the northwest wind and snow would freeze the woman. The woman’s appearance was ordinary, her pale complexion made her look like she was a lazy person, and did not appear to have any vitality.

The people who passed by, would not pay any attention to this young married couple, they looked like they were an ordinary sweethearts. The woman appeared to have a serious illness, so her husband was carefully guarding her by her side. Under the afterglow of the sunset, the two people seemed to whisper warmly but plainly.

The woman took the rations that were given to her, and held them in her hand, but she did not eat them. Lightly moving her feet and hands a little, it was already two days since she was in a state of waking up and falling asleep, and adding the days when she was bumping inside the carriage for a day and night, her bones felt like they were quickly exhausted. Waiting until her hands and feet were somewhat flexible, and were able to sit up, she just said to the man who was beside her, and with a shallow smile: “Thank you.”

The man gently helped her cover up with a thin quilt, and disapproved when she actually said thank you, but his expression was actually gentle and soft. Murong Shu Qing gently smiled and shook her head, this Wu Ming was really a genius. No matter if it was a man, woman, young and old, her changing face ability, was a perfection. She did not know who would be better, Tang Xiao Xiao or her. She unexpectedly thought to impersonate being a married couple with her, with an old horse, and worn out carriage, they really looked like an affectionate couple. His lovable wife who had an old illness, she also changed her face on her, so even if Yan Yu and Cang Su directly met with her now, it would be difficult for them to recognize her.

Naturally, if her gentle movement, tender appearance, could fit with her sincere expression, that would be perfect and without blemish, but it was a pity, her gentle looking eyes were filled with coldness. Murong Shu Qing said to Wu Ming’s back that was leaning on the carriage wall to rest her eyes: “Thank you for not killing Lu Yi.”

Wu Ming turned her body around, slightly frowned her eyebrows, and bafflingly asked: “How do you know that I did not kill her?!” She was sleeping all along, and had never told her that she did not kill Lu Yi, how did she know about it?!

Murong Shu Qing’s heart was relaxed, and she smilingly said: “I guessed, and you actually told me that you did not kill Lu Yi just now!” She finally had the mood to eat these rations, these past two days, she was always anxious about Lu Yi, it seemed that there was no danger anymore now.

Wu Ming did not understand this woman in front of her, after she was kidnapped for two days, she could say some words with great difficulty. But her words were actually a concern about that servant girl’s fate! Did she not know that she should be anxious for her own life?! Not opening her eyes, Wu Ming was too lazy to look one glance at Murong Shu Qing again. 

Murong Shu Qing was eating the rations one by one, one did not know if she was hungry because she had not eaten anything for a long time, or because she was sleeping too much, she did not have any appetite. But even if this was so, she still took the rations and put them into her mouth with great effort. Looking that the sunset that was gradually falling from outside the window, Murong Shu Qing looked awkwardly and said: “Are you poisoned?” 

Wu Ming’s inner heart was startled, and her breathing was tight, how did she know that she was poisoned?! But considering what Murong Shu Qing’s words just now, Wu Ming’s expressionless face was still motionless, it seemed that she had not heard Shu Qing’s words.

Murong Shu Qing was still eating the rations, while she was looking at the afterglow, and faintly said: “Your changing face method is not bad, it should not be difficult if you want to escape, so you are controlled by someone, and I am guessing that you are controlled by a poison.” Under any normal circumstances, that was in accordance to Hong Ming and that Su Qing’s characters to use poison to make them feel at ease. 

Wu Ming’s face did not have any of expression, but she opened her eyes and they slowly changed into a mocking expression, her face was not changing at all, and she sneeringly said: “That poison is not something that I am afraid of, as far as I am concerned, there is not difference in helping to kill someone and anywhere. If there is one day that I want to really leave, I just give them my life.” 

Even though every time the poison recurred, it looked like it was painfully nibbling on her bones, but so what, in any case, she did not care about life or death anymore at an earlier time.

Murong Shu Qing recovered, she looked one glance at Wu Ming’s indifferent eyes, and asked: “Are you in love with Hong Ming?!” A fearless woman would still be willing to be controlled by someone, so the only reason would be that she was in love with him! But Hong Ming really had this ability to easily make people’s heart to move for him.

“Love?!” Wu Ming appeared to be susceptible with this word, how long had she not hear that word, it had been 5-10 years. If one did not have any heart, could one still have love?! Wu Ming suddenly became tranquil, and only faintly said: “He does not need love, he made me able to not need love.” 

Some people said that everyone’s character had its own story behind it, an experience that one went through. Murong Shu Qing thought that Wu Ming’s story would have many hurts, sorrows, blames, hates. And she did not think that she was a savior who could heal the scars that she (WM) experienced, this was also the reason why she did not think that she was suited to be a psychiatrist that year. Perhaps, only time could have this ability to calm down the pain, but at the same time, it could also make people’s heart to become twisted even more. In this whole world, the most difficult to understand was related to people’s feelings.

Murong Shu Qing gently patted the crumbs of rations that were on her hand, and supported herself on the carriage’s window frame, the sunset had already completely fallen on the horizon. It only left a trace of red clouds, and it shone and was filled with the clouds. Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “Today’s sunset is very beautiful.”

Wu Ming casted a sidelong glance, she coldly and firmly said: “Even if it is beautiful, it is only for a short period of time, it will be swallowed by darkness very quickly.”

Murong Shu Qing lowly smiled, she looked at her disdain face, but it was actually cuter than her normal indifferent mood. She appeared to deliberately want to tease her, so Murong Shu Qing lightly nodded her head, continued to revel with her: “That is right, a bright moon with many stars are also very beautiful.”

Wu Ming’s strange face was looking at Murong Shu Qing, for a long time, she only shook her head, and arrived in this conclusion: “You are really a strange person.”

Murong Shu Qing also showed a smiling expression on her face, and seriously asked: “Strange where?”

“Do you not know your own situation?!” 

Murong Shu Qing did not need to think deeply, she helplessly looked at her own two legs that could not be moved easily, and raising her eyebrows, she smilingly said: “You guys’ prisoner!”

“But you still have the mood to admire the clouds and the moon!” She was really a flexible person, and also still had the confidence to plan in advance in herself! On this earth, was there really a confident and free woman like this?!

Between their talks, the red clouds were already completely swallowed up by the ball of clouds, this scene seemed to appear everyday, but it was not completely the same. Turning around her body to make her feel more comfortable by leaning on the carriage’s wall, Murong Shu Qing lightly smiled and sighed: “The clear sky and bright moon are not to be admired because of me, and they will be even more beautiful. And it will also not because I unintentionally long for them, and miss them silently. I am afraid to miss them, I do not know when I have the opportunity to admire this bright cloud.” 

It was not that she was not afraid that she was kidnapped, but it was not that bad that she would be afraid and lose any rational. If Hong Ming wanted to imprison her, that would be difficult. She believed Xuanyuan Yi, believed Yan Yu and Cang Su, believed Shang Jun, and believed in herself even more. As long as she was alive, she would not give up her freedom. 

Wu Ming laughed out loud without any warning, and clapped her palms continuously, suddenly she moved quickly to hit Shu Qing’s sleep acupuncture point. Once Shu Qing collapsed, she caught her body that was rolling down, and took the thin quilt to cover her. Pulling down the window curtain, she blocked Shu Qing from the bright moon and stars outside the window. Wu Ming looked at the unconscious Shu Qing’s tranquil face, and lowly asked: “For a person like you, if you are imprisoned for life, will you still be this tranquil, calm, free and at ease like this?!”

Nobody answered her, for a moment, she felt that she suddenly longed to know for the answer, but she was also afraid to know the answer.

Sian’s notes:

That Fang Rong is the same young soldier as Xiao Rong. His real name is apparently Fang Rong but it’s normal to call someone Xiao Rong when that person is rather young and usually younger than you. The Xiao means small or young. It’s kind of the same as if someone calls an older person Lao (old) xxxx. Lao jiangjun (old general) that is an appellation for General Lei Yi as he’s older than any of the other people (XY, PC, etc). In this case, since Xiao Rong is younger than Lu Yi or MSQ, so he uses Xiao Rong as his name. Anyway, poor Xiao Rong…

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 127: Angry (Part 1)

Characters List

Oh no… Laexdream’s predictions didn’t come through… 😅

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Chapter 127

Angry (Part 1)

Tong Fu’s hand took Your majesty’s precious calligraphy writing, so he made the young palace eunuch to tidy up the picture scrolls on the table. It was very rare that the young palace eunuch to be in close range with Your majesty like this, so he was inevitably somewhat nervous. When he was tidying them up properly and was just about to withdraw immediately, but he did not hold the pictures properly, so the top picture was sliding from his hand, the picture scroll fell on the ground, and unfolded in half.

The ‘pa’ sound seemed to be ear-piercing inside the quiet Imperial study, so Tong Fu kicked the young palace eunuch’s foot, and said in a whisper: “Still not tidying up quickly.”

“Yes, yes, yes.” The young palace eunuch was rolling and crawling on the ground, but Your Majesty’s low roar scared him that he was not able to move a single step and was shivering.

“Stop!” Xuan Tian Cheng’s voice chided, not only it really frightened the young palace eunuch, but also Tong Fu and Wei Hai also were shocked from his sudden voice. Tong Fu was somewhat panic-stricken and quietly looking one glance at Your Majesty, and only saw that Your Majesty’s gaze landed on the half unfolded picture scroll. The expression on his face was fully startled, following Your Majesty’s line of sight, Tong Fu only saw the half unfolded painting and could vaguely see a woman’s portrait.

Xuan Tian Cheng slowly walked down step by step to the side of the table, his eyes actually did not leave the picture scroll at all, the woman on the picture seemed to resemble her so much. That person who made him yearn for her days and nights, how could she appear here now?! Picking up the picture scroll from the ground, he softly unfolded it….

On the picture…. one woman was wearing a light green plain dress, her fine black hair that was reaching to the ground, was bound up with a wooden hairpin. Her left and right hands were holding the writing brushes, closing her eyes and raising the corners of her mouth softly to smile with confidence and calmly. Her simple green dress, black long hair, and that languid smile, all made her ordinary appearance emitted her elegance and unrestrained graceful bearing. 

That was her! Xuan Tian Cheng was looking at the picture scroll for a long time, both of his hands were slightly shivering to show that his heart was stirred up with emotions, so he mumbled continuously: “She, how can it be her?”

Suddenly, Xuan Tian Cheng lifted his head up, his eyes were heated up and shining, staring at Tong Fu, he asked: “She, who is she?”

Having not seen Your Majesty like this, Tong Fu’s heart was feeling nervous. So he promptly looked one glance at the picture scroll, and answered with trembling and fear: “Answering Your Majesty, she is Murong Shu Qing.” This was Murong Shu Qing’s portrait that the Ministry of Rites sent out several days ago. At that time, Your Majesty did not want to look at it, so when he tidied it up, he looked at it once. The legend said that this Murong Shu Qing was extremely low-profile, so nobody had made a portrait of her, this was a picture that the assistant minister from the Ministry of Rites drew during Prime Minister’s birthday at that time. This was just a common portrait, so why Your Majesty was acting so abnormal like this?!

“What?….” Tong Fu’s answer caused Xuan Tian Cheng’s unbelievable anger.

Wei Hai did not understand why Your Majesty lost his self control with Murong Shu Qing’s portrait, so he could not help but to look one glance at the portrait. This one glance made him understand the reason for Your Majesty’s anger, the portrait of the woman was exactly the beautiful woman whom Your Majesty was looking for the whole three months. And this Murong Shu Qing…. was exactly the General’s Madam whom Your Majesty just announced to the whole world a moment ago!! 

Xuan Tian Cheng was blanked out for a split second, next, the earth-shattering anger rushed forth in his head, Murong Shu Qing, Murong Shu Qing, Shu Qing…. Qin Shu! Good, very good. She unexpectedly played a trick on him. Clenching the picture scroll in his hand, and because of his anger, one could hear a squeaking sound from his clenching hand. His eyes were filled with violent anger, when he looked at the calligraphy writing of the ‘happily married couple as if made by heaven’ words that was held by Tong Fu in his hand, his eyes evolved into a storm even more.

Xuan Tian Cheng took the writing paper, tore it up into little pieces, and threw it on the ground of the main hall. All of the palace maids and palace eunuchs were scared by Xuan Tian Cheng’s anger that they were crawling on the ground one after another, and their mouths repeatedly said: “Your Majesty, please calm down….” 

Only Wei Hai knew what kind of anger that Your Majesty had in his heart, this kind of anger could not be calmed down. Your Majesty’s affection towards Murong Shu Qing from three months ago, he had already seen it. But who would have thought that she was unexpectedly General Xuanyuan’s sweetheart, and after their marriage was just announced to the whole world, that Your Majesty just found out about her. This was undoubtedly his own beloved person whom he surrendered, so how could Your Majesty not be angry, how could he not be angry.

Xuan Tian Cheng’s anger made him to throw down the portrait in his hand, his foot kicked it to the door of the main hall, and he walked outside to be under the sky that was filled with the wind and snow. The cold wind and snow could not extinguish Xuan Tian Cheng’s blaze in his heart, his expressionless face looked so cold and his eyes were on fire. They made everyone in the main hall feel like they seemed to be in an ice and snow place. Tong Fu casted his gaze towards that portrait that was on the round one more time, even though he did not know what happened. But Your Majesty’s up-normal reaction was surely because of this woman!!

Asking for an Imperial decree to get married!! How good was this Murong Shu Qing!! This was not early nor late, when you knew that Zhen wanted to marry you, you really wanted to escape Zhen like this, and used this kind of method to make Zhen unable to advance or retreat. Murong Shu Qing, did you think that you could escape from Zhen like this?! Don’t even think about it, don’t even think about it!!

Legend said it that Your Majesty was unknowingly so furious today, he stood in the wind and snow until in the afternoon. Nobody dared to approach Your Majesty, even the Empress was stopped outside the Imperial study.

*****

Shang Jun was playing chess with Qin Xiu Zhi, her injury was already better by a lot, today was Dong Yu and Cang Yu’s decisive battles. But she had the mood to play chess, she actually had made comparison about You Xiao and Xuanyuan Yi’s talents at an earlier time. If there was no mishap, Xuanyuan Yi should be able to win this battle. 

The two people were just about to go to a tense game, suddenly, they heard a hoarse voice that came from outside the tent, and Lu Yi was staggering along to come in, and her mouth continuously shouted: “Master, Master Shang…..” 

Shang Xiao was supporting Lu Yi who looked like she was in a difficult situation, and asked: “Lu Yi jiejie, what is going on?”

Shang Jun looked that her hair was messy, and there was an obvious traces of blood on her neck, her heart suddenly had this inauspicious premonition, and she asked: “Did Shu Qing meet with a mishap?” 

After grasping for a breath, Lu Yi urgently said: “Miss, Miss is missing.” When she woke up, there was no traces of Miss. Within this army, Xuanyuan Gongzi and Pei Gongzi were not here, so she had no alternative but to ask Master Shang for help.

“What?” She really did not anticipate this, but recalling what Shu Qing was saying yesterday, could it be that they really made a move so quickly like this! 

Lu Yi’s words made several people who were in the tent feel startled, Shang Xiao did not believe it and asked: “How is it possible, is Shu Qing jiejie always inside the tent?” How could a big person was missing like this?! 

Yes ah! Inside the army camp that was guarded so tightly like this, how could one take someone away without being seen by anybody, they were sure out of the ordinary people. Shang Jun stood up, and called out: “Someone comes!”

“I am here.” A middle age man who was wearing a servant clothing, appeared inside the tent. 

Shang Jun orderly commanded: “Arrange people to immediately chase after in all four directions to the east, south, west and north, do not let any carriage slip by, or three and more caravans. Moreover, seal off Lin Feng Guan juncture.” She absolutely could not let them to send Shu Qing out of Dong Yu, otherwise she would be in a more dangerous situation. Even though one would need an official’s document to seal off Lin Feng Guan juncture, but based on her ability, it would not be too difficult to seal it off for several days. For Shu Qing, she would not care too many things.

“Yes.” The man accepted the order and went out.

Shang Jun lightly stroke her chest area, her chest was somewhat in pain for a moment because of anxiousness. Shang Xiao was just about to comfort Lu Yi who was in a panicked mind, when Shang Jun calmly said: “I want to go to Shu Qing’s tent.” Perhaps, she could find some clues over there. 

With Shang Jun’s cold look, Xiu Zhi knew that he looked calm and cool-headed, but his heart must be very anxious for Shu Qing. When he was keeping his hand on his chest from time to time, it also made him know that Shang Jun’s wound hurt again. Sighing, Qin Xiu Zhi said: “I go and accompany you together.” He also looked at Shu Qing as his own close relative, if she had this unexpected mishap, he was also anxious.

A group of people urgently and hurriedly went to the tent, the desk and chairs looked so messy, it looked like there was a fight. Shang Jun carefully looked at everything inside the room, while she asked: “Lu Yi, you do not need to panic now, tell me what happened.” 

Shang Xiao who was always holding Lu Yi’s hand, so that it could make her heart feel somewhat calm. She had to calm down, otherwise she would not be able to help Miss, so Lu Yi took a deep breath, carefully she recalled (what happened), and said: “This afternoon, Xiao Rong came to bring chicken soup, then Miss asked me to go to your place to take the chess book, afterwards, I fainted. When I woke up, Miss was already gone!” 

Finished speaking, Lu Yi could not help but to let the tears fell on her face again, Shang Xiao used a handkerchief to wrap Lu Yi’s bleeding neck, while she was comforting her: “Lu Yi jiejie, you do not need to be too anxious, Shu Qing jiejie is very intelligent, so she will be unlikely to have an accident, you can be at ease!” Even though she said it like that, but looking at the traces of fights inside the tent and the corpses of the two secret bodyguards by the side of the low table, Shu Qing jiejie’s safety still made people to feel anxious. But she said those things in order to comfort Lu Yi, and also to comfort herself!

This afternoon? In that case, it had already been four hours. She wished that they had not left Lin Feng Guan border. It did not appear there was any clue from Lu Yi, as she already fainted before she could understand anything. Since Shu Qing asked her to go and take the chess book, so she should already see the other person, but who was this person who kidnapped her? Looking at the corpses of the secret bodyguards, there were some fatal wounds on them: “Dead leaf sword?!” 

The edge of the sword was thin as a willow leaf, it could cut through the bone deeply. The people who used these dead leave swords, were Jiang Hu’s top sixth rank killers. They were a four people team, could worked together mutually, and made very little accidents, but what kind of person wanted to use these killers to kidnap Qing?!!

Shang Jun was still thinking deeply, when the sounds of the horses’ hooves and cheering came through from outside the tent. It seemed that she guessed correctly, Xuanyuan Yi must have a victory this time. But, looking one glance at the messy tent, Shang Jun tightly clenched both of her hands into fists.

Qin Xiu Zhi patted Shang Jun’s shoulder, and said somewhat anxiously: “It looks like Xuanyuan Yi has returned.”

“En.” He returned, but Shu Qing was kidnapped, she was afraid that Xuanyuan Yi’s anger could burn the tent!! 

Sian’s notes:

Remember that “Zhen” is a self appellation that the Emperor uses when he speaks.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 126: Meeting With Calamity

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Chapter 126

Meeting With Calamity

Murong Shu Qing smilingly looked at the woman in front of her, she was actually curious about her, even though she was always cold. But every time she saw her, she always felt pity on her, her age should be young as she looked so much like a young girl. She looked like she was as old as as Zhi Qing or Xiao Xiao, if she would have received someone’s doting during her youth, she could be like Lu Yi, that she would not have to worry about her basic necessities, and she had someone who would take care of her. But life did not give her this generous treatment. Murong Shu Qing asked with a light smile on her face: “What is your name?”

The woman looked distracted, and wrinkled her eyebrows, she should answer her question, and not question her. Even though her heart was thinking about it but she did not know why that she could not resist that faint smile, so her mouth still coldly said: “Wu Ming.”

“Wu Ming?” Murong Shu Qing’s hand that was holding a teacup, paused, that name really fit her  many different identities. But it really sounded somewhat ridiculous. After gently drinking the tea that was on her hand, Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and smilingly said: “I think if your name is Sui Xin (follow one’s heart), that will be better.” 

Wu Ming was somewhat at a loss and lowly mumbled: “Sui Xin….” Would she be able to do whatever she liked? This was really a joke. She basically could not do anything she liked, what qualification did she have in regard to choosing her name! Wu Ming sneeringly looked at Murong Shu Qing, she still had the mood to discuss a topic about name with her. Her hand that was drinking the tea, her satisfied attitude, were all very casual, and also very dazzling. 

“I can recognize you because of your eyes.” Wu Ming stroke the dagger that was on her waist with her hand, she stopped due to Murong Shu Qing’s words, what did she just say now? Eyes?!

“They do not have any expression.” Murong Shu Qing looked straight at Wu Ming with her cold eyes, and faintly said: “A pair of eyes can be pure, can be ruthless, can be gentle and soft, can be cruel, but yours are very special, as they do not have any expression. So even though you have already perfected the most difficult trick in this world, and able to change your face with masks, but they are not you, you are still you.” Even though she used coldness to protect herself, but it could not conceal the continuous emptiness in her heart.

Murong Shu Qing’s cold voice was serenely uttering those sentences, it made Wu Ming unconsciously trembled lightly, after a while, she said with a smile yet not a smile: “Why? Why!” It looked like she was talking to herself, but also looked like she was asking someone.

When she did not have any excessive expectations in her life, why did she meet Murong Shu Qing, if she did not meet her, maybe she could continue living like a walking corpse. Why did she not meet her earlier, before she met with Hong Ming, perhaps, she would know how to smile. Why, why? But there was no why, this was her destiny. Her eyes that showed light waves, changed into darkness in a flash, Wu Ming coldly looked one glance at Lu Yi who was lying on the ground, and said: “Kill her, and take Murong Shu Qing away.” 

Her voice had just left, four black clothing people showed up behind Wu Ming now, the long swords that were on their hands, showed cold radiance. The two bodyguards who were always protecting Shu Qing in the dark, also showed up. One in the front and one in the back, they protected Murong Shu Qing. 

Even though she was being protected in the middle, but Murong Shu Qing knew that the situation was not favorable now. Since Hong Ming already decided to kidnap her, so he would send these group of people who could guarantee that he would succeed. She guessed that not only there would be his people inside the tent, but also outside the tent, and they were already deployed properly. Yan Yu and Cang Su were not by her side, even if there was a fight, many people’s lives would be sacrificed.

Murong Shu Qing gently sighed, turned around to stand at the tent gate, and said to Wu Ming: “Do not kill them, I will go with you.”

Wu Ming slowly recovered, with a cold face, she sneered in disdained: “Do you think that you still have the power to choose?” She would never neglect the people by her side, that Zi Yuan was like this last time, Lu Yi was still the same now. Hong Ming basically did not need to worry about this kind of person, as she had a lot of weak points (because she cared too much to the people around her). Lightly waving her hand, the four black clothing people went towards Murong Shu Qing in an instant.

Beyond her expectation, the people who were dispatched were all top-notch experts, even though the secret bodyguards counter attacked at all costs. But it was two versus four after all, so there was no chance of winning at all, very quickly, the two people were dead. Four long swords were pointed towards Murong Shu Qing. Wu Ming’s dagger was on the top of Lu Yi’s neck.

“Wait a minute.” Murong Shu Qing ignored the four blades in front of her, and walked one step after another towards Wu Ming’s front, and said: “I can choose to die with her, Hong Ming does not want my life at all.” Murong Shu Qing calmly said it, in reality, her heart was jumping wildly, she guessed that Hong Ming went to a lot of trouble to take her away. So he definitely did not want her life, so she was betting on her worth, and betting that this woman’s heart who was in front of her, would have moved emotionally.

Wu Ming’s hand that was holding the dagger, was tightened, Hong Ming really did not want her to die, but she unexpectedly used her own life to threaten her for this young servant girl, her dagger was pressing towards Lu Yi even more. Murong Shu Qing attempted to grab her hand, her usual calm voice was somewhat trembling when she begged: “Wu Ming, do not kill her.” She would not be able to see Lu Yi died like this in front of her.

Her words had just finished, Murong Shu Qing only felt black in front of her, and fainted.

But that dagger that was polluted with countless of bloods, did not continue on either. She did not want to see those clear and calm eyes. When she was looking at her, she would feel resentful. Murong Shu Qing, perhaps, she was really a terrible enemy. She would make people to lose their minds. 

*****

It was rare that the snow fell down at the Capital, although it was not a lot, but it could be considered rarely seen scenery for this past year. Since the Capital was located in the southern part of the country, it had not been snowing for the last ten years. The snowflakes outside were swirling in the air, but inside the Imperial study was very warm, as four furnaces were standing at the four corners of the main hall. In the center, a red sandalwood smoke was rising gradually, that made the whole Imperial study felt like in the spring time, isolated from the cold climate from the outside. Xuan Tian Cheng took the best quality of the writing brush, and was just about to practice writing characters in front of the table. He just finished the Imperial court a moment ago, so he was dressed in a bright yellow court dress, and looked prominent and majestic even more.

Tong Fu bowed his waist, stood by the side of the table, and reported in a whisper: “Your majesty, Wei Hai Daren requests to appear.”

“Announce it.” Xuan Tian Cheng concentrated on his writings, and did not raise his head.

Soon, Wei Hai’s tall figure appeared in front of the table now, cupping his hands and half-kneeling, he said: “Long live, long live, long long live, Your majesty.”

“En.” Still not raising us head, Xuan Tian Cheng absent-mindedly nodded and said: “Stand up and speak.”

Wei Hai agilely got up, he answered with a clear voice: “Answering Your majesty, the Imperial edict has already been conferred to Xuanyuan’s family!” After finishing the Imperial court this early morning, he received an order to deliver an Imperial edit to the General’s manor. He had not left the manor yet and heard that the Old Lady asked someone to go send a letter to General Xuanyuan as fast as possible. This was really strange, he obviously already withdrew from the marriage arrangement, so why would this Xuanyuan’s family was suddenly nervous like this. Besides, Your majesty already bestowed an Imperial decree, so Murong Shu Qing would not be able to reject it, what were they worried about?!

Xuan Tian Cheng nodded and said: “Alright.” Xuanyuan Yi suddenly asked to be granted a marriage so it actually made him so startled, but this was also a good thing. He had already controlled the Murong’s family and did not need to annoyingly take her as an Imperial concubine. It was just that Chu Qing was weeping terribly, and it made him to have a trouble mind. Even if there was no Murong Shu Qing, Xuanyuan Yi would definitely not take her as his wife anyway. 

Putting away the writing brush, Xuan Tian Cheng finally lifted his head up, and simply asked this: “Is there any news about her?” It had been three months, where did she go after all?!

For three months, almost every several days, Your majesty would ask about that woman. Wei Hai knew that Your majesty was sincerely moved with that mysterious woman. Not daring to hide the truth, he promptly said: “She is not a person from the Capital, moreover, that Miss Hai Yue maybe a Hai Yu’s person.” This was a little clues that he investigated for a long time, they were indeed too careful so there was almost no traces that they left behind.

Xuan Tian Cheng puckered his eyebrows up, and asked: “Hai Yu? That mysterious Hai Yu’s country?” He only heard its name, that it was a mysterious country and very few people could go there.

“Yes.”

“In that case, is she also from Hai Yu?” If this was the case, it would be even more difficult to find her?!

Listening to Your majesty’s displeased tone, Wei Hai immediately answered: “Still not certain at this moment.”

The good characters that he had written, he asked Tong Fu to take it to be mounted, and Xuan Tian Cheng coldly said: “Investigate it.” No matter which country she was from, he would find her.

“Yes.” 

Tong Fu carefully took Your majesty’s calligraphy writing, there were eight bold and powerful words ‘happily married couple as if made by heaven’ on it, this was surely a marriage gift that Your majesty would send to General Xuanyuan. Tong Fu looked at the several picture scrolls that were on Your majesty’s table, and asked: “Your majesty, how about these picture scrolls?”

Xuan Tian Cheng waved his hand, and said: “Take them away, that Murong Shu Qing’s picture and character should be sent over to General Xuanyuan’s manor.” Anyway, he did not need it anymore.

“Yes.” Tong Fu’s hand took Your majesty’s precious calligraphy writing, so he made the young palace eunuch to tidy up the picture scrolls on the table. It was very rare that the young palace eunuch to be in close range with Your majesty like this, so he was inevitably somewhat nervous. When he was tidying them up properly and was just about to withdraw immediately, but he did not hold the pictures properly, so the top picture was sliding from his hand, the picture scroll fell on the ground, and unfolded in half.

Sian’s notes:

That woman’s name Wu Ming actually means no name or nameless. 

Daren is an appellation or title to respect someone who’s superior than you.

Oh no, trouble is brewing for MSQ. XTC will know that Qin Shu is actually MSQ. 😱😱

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 125: Fighting (Part 3)

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Long & cliffhanging chapter…

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Chapter 125

Fighting (Part 3)

“Qing-er.” A man’s sound could suddenly be heard, it made Murong Shu Qing who was getting caught up in her own train of thought, startled. Lifting her eyes to see the man who came, it was actually Xuanyuan Yi, and Pei Che was following him from behind. She bafflingly asked: “The fight is done?!” It did not seem that she got caught up in her own thought for a long time, the end of the war was actually a lot quicker than she could imagine. 

“Cang Yue stopped fighting, and pulled back for 10 li (5,000 m) to camp there.” Xuanyuan Yi also did not think that after they were just fighting, Cang Yue would suddenly stop fighting. Walking to Murong Shu Qing’s side, Xuanyuan Yi stroke Murong Shu Qing’s forehead, and asked: “Qing-er, is your body a little better?” She really did not look good this morning, so he was afraid that her old injury relapsed, Xuanyuan Yi planned to make the military doctor to look at her.

Murong Shu Qing could see the way he was thinking, so she pulled his hand, and smilingly said: “I am alright, I was only a little tired, I am a lot better now.” Looking at Pei Che who came in and sat down to drink tea on his own initiative, Murong Shu Qing smilingly asked: “You guys did not chase after them, so it seemed that Cang Yue was a lot harder to handle than you think.”

Xuanyuan Yi could see that her vitality was really a little better, so he supported her to sit down, and nodded his head to answer: “En, they also use the trebuchets to throw out the explosives, but their trebuchets have not been modified so they use a lot more people. But I think that Cang Yue has a lot more explosives than my army, fortunately, the soldiers in my army have been trained to be able to hit the target with one throw. Moreover, they attacked a city so we were only defending our place, so we have to hold on to a good geographical position. I can see that we have a small victory today, so I think they will want to fight again very quickly.”

Murong Shu Qing thought for a while, and asked: “How many explosives do we still have left?!”

“About 20%.” Pei Che’s answer was somewhat difficult and rough, it was only a day and they already wasted so many explosives. If this would continue for several days, he was afraid that it would be difficult to resist Cang Yue.

But Murong Shu Qing did not appear to mind, and smilingly said: “I am guessing that they do not have many explosives either.” 

How could she was certain like this? Pei Che curiously asked: “Oh, why did you say it like that?” 

According to Xuanyuan Yi’s hypothesis a moment ago, Cang Yue should not have any new weapons either, their level of explosives should be equally matched with us. This made Murong Shu Qing’s heart feel a little calm, so she faintly said: “Their explosives should be developed successfully fairly recently, so it is not realistic that they will have a lot of raw materials to make the explosives in the army. They surely bought them within the vicinity of Lin Feng Guan border, and the raw materials within Lin Feng Guan are also limited, so they are unlikely to have many explosives either. When Yan Yu bought them last time, he already bought them within 100 li radius from Lin Feng Guan border so they were completed gone, so we do not have many explosives, in that case, they surely do not have many either.” 

Murong Shu Qing took the green tea with her hand, and smilingly said: “I am guessing that ultimately, you guys still need to use the most primitive method to settle the war.” 

Her way of thinking made Pei Che’s vitality rise up, and he smilingly said: “If it is like this, this is actually really good, You Xiao is certainly not a well-match opponent of Xuanyuan Yi if we have a direct confrontation.”

Xuanyuan Yi was holding Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and seized the teacup that was on her hand, the tea was already cold, and her body was not good, but she still drank this much tea. So Xuanyuan Yi softly warned her: “In the future, you need to drink less tea, I will have the kitchen to make you soup.” 

Murong Shu Qing shrugged her shoulders, and showed him a ‘you have a final say’ manner, but behind him, this was still her business.

Her obedient manner made Xuanyuan Yi to raise his eyebrows, and looking at her harmless smile, she did not look like she was planning something behind him. When he was still thinking what to say, a man’s voice made a report outside the tent: “Reporting to General, many of the Generals are already waiting in the Master’s tent for a long time.” 

Pei Che and Xuanyuan Yi looked at each other, Shu Qing gently smiled and pushed them out of the tent gate, and smilingly said: “You two quickly go and discuss the military affairs.” 

Pei Che was smiling with his clear voice, and went out of the tent first, Xuanyuan Yi turned his body around to caress her hair, and softly said: “Have a nice rest.”

“Alright.” After Murong Shu Qing nodded her head, then Xuanyuan Yi left the tent.

Murong Shu Qing looked towards the sunset from outside the tent, that was almost falling from the horizon, she thought that the war that was started half a year ago, and experienced a deadlock, would not end soon.

*****

The early winter day seemed to be somewhat cold, the rising sun revealed a golden charm in color, Murong Shu Qing was standing on the top of the hillside at the back of the camp. Extending both of her arms, she stretched them out, how long did she not wake up so early like this. Looking at the layer of bright golden sunshine, Murong Shu Qing softly sighed, she still liked the afterglow from the sunset even more. That faint longing and fascinating turn around from being free to vanish gradually, she liked it more. 

In a distant place, a black figure as if it was a lightning, wildly rushed to come over, this made Murong Shu Qing perked up a shallow smile, and yelled in a loud voice: “Bing Po…!” She knew that it always ran around in circle within the vicinity of the camp every morning, but she actually did not have any interest to woke up early to see it in the past. But she needed it today. 

Hearing her shout, Bing Po was excited even more, so it happily and rapidly arrived in front of her, it raised the front of its hooves, so the snowflakes that were not melting completely, were splashing all over Murong Shu Qing. Murong Shu Qing forced a smile and softly patted off the snowflakes that were on her, she strongly embraced Bing Po’s neck, and smilingly said: “Long time no see, are you alright?” 

Bing Po did not appear to take her embrace seriously, and still continuously went to her face to blast some air, and intimately rubbed against her neck. Murong Shu Qing used her face to stick it on Bing Po’s forehead, while she gently caressed its gentle mane, she lowly said: “Can you help me with something?”

Bing Po seemed to feel that Shu Qing was different today, so it was not tried to be intimate with her anymore, and calmly looked at her eyes that were still smiling. For a good while, Bing Po took its head to approach Murong Shu Qing’s neck again, so she thought that it wanted to rub against her again. But Bing Po only softly neighed by her ear, then it walked towards the direction of the camp. After walking for a couple of steps, it looked at Murong Shu Qing who was still motionless, it was proudly standing in the wind, and waiting for her. 

Murong Shu Qing slowly walked to Bing Po’s side, and turned around to get on it, Bing Po understood what she wished for, so she did not need to talk too much. Gently patted Bing Po’s buttock, it turned around to look one glance at Shu Qing, and pretended that it was dissatisfied with this bad habit of hers. Murong Shu Qing had not had time to laugh, and Bing Po suddenly rushed wildly. This made her cry out in fear and hurriedly clamp both of her legs, and pull Bing Po’s mane. One person and one horse were whizzing and running towards the Master’s tent. 

After passing through a night rest, Cang Yue really came to challenge them to fight again this early morning, Dong Yu also had a response to the scheme from yesterday’s night deployment. So Xuanyuan Yi was just about to gather the troops, and prepared to meet with Cang Yue head-on. This battle was already too long.

Just when Xuanyuan Yi was prepared to get on his horse, he heard a shout that came from a distant place: “Hold on, Xuanyuan.” A pure black fine horse ran quickly to come, it attracted all of the people’s attentions. Very quickly, Bing Po’s impressive bearing was in front of everyone, Murong Shu Qing was somewhat trembling due to the cold wind, when she dismounted from the horse. Xuanyuan Yi supported her waist, and gently took her into his bosom, her ice-cold hands made him to pucker his eyebrows again. She rushed over this time, she surely had another important matter, so Xuanyuan Yi asked while he was tightly holding both of her hands: “Qing-er, what is wrong?”

Shu Qing slightly smiled, and did not answer, she softly struggled free from Xuanyuan Yi’s hands, and Murong Shu Qing was holding Bing Po’s neck again. She stuck to the side of its ear, gently and lightly caressed its forehead with longing, and with a clear and shallow voice, she faintly begged and said: “Help me bring him back, all right?’l 

Bing Po softly licked on her neck for a while, and retreated back a couple of steps to make a long neigh. Its tall front hooves, with its arrogant and beautiful expressions, and that ear-splitting sound, appeared to be its promise to Shu Qing. 

Shu Qing turned her body around, and tightly gripped Xuanyuan Yi’s hands, she looked at those firm eyes that looked like a deep ocean, and Shu Qing begged and said with her usual clear and shallow voice: “Help me bring it back, all right?!”

Caressing her cold cheeks, she actually came over in a hurry this morning, just because she wanted Bing Po to accompany him in the battlefield? Who said that she was very cold and apathetic, the more one approached her, understood her, the more one would understand that she actually had a soft heart and warmth towards the people whom she loved. This kind of her really made him to love her even more, and made him feel fascinated by her. Not only that she was intelligent, but she was also very special, because of her calmness and that hard to reach, but exceptionally warmth affection. Knowing that she was anxious about Bing Po and his own self, Xuanyuan Yi solemnly nodded his head: “Alright!” This short word and with a muffled voice, but it felt like a heavy stone, was soothing Murong Shu Qing’s heart. Gently kissing her forehead, Xuanyuan Yi said: “Wait for me!”

“En!” Murong Shu Qing smiled and nodded her head, she hoped that the two promises that she received today, would be honored.

The accompanying officers and soldiers had already waiting for a long time, so Xuanyuan Yi was looking one glance at her again, and he firmly turns around to get on the horse. Bing Po already had a top-notch saddle, this was the first time that it had a saddle, so its black hair was moving in the wind. Its eyes were uninhibited and appeared to be formidable and arrogant, so Xuanyuan Yi patted its back, and smilingly said: “Bing Po, who will have thought that we can fight side by side this quickly!” Today, they must have reasons and promises to win, Qing-er, wait for me to come back.

Xuanyuan Yi softly and lightly shouted, and Bing Po knew what he meant and jumped to go.

Xuanyuan Yi and Bing Po really matched up, as they both were arrogant and uninhibited, absolutely unrestrained, untamed with no training. Watching their backs vanished into the dust, Murong Shu Qing was still standing in the middle of the camp for a very long time. The sun was rising higher and higher, it also shone on the corners of her mouth that showed a trace of smile. 

Today, there was no continuous explosion sound like yesterday, only several explosion sounds, but one could hear the continuous horses’ hooves and intermittent shouting sounds that made Lu Yi feel even scarier. But it looked like Miss was a lot more peaceful than yesterday, and she seemed not to worry too much. Since she came back in the morning until now, she had been reading all along. Putting the green tea in her hand, on the low table, Lu Yi said in a whisper: “Miss, your tea.”

Murong Shu Qing raised her head from the book, kneaded her somewhat stiffened neck, it was not that she was not anxious. But since this was only a simple army battle, Xuanyuan Yi should be able to deal with this. Taking the tea, and gently pursing her mouth, Murong Shu Qing was just about to praise Lu Yi, when a man’s voice came through from outside the door: “Miss Murong?”

Lu Yi looked one glance at Murong Shu Qing, and saw that she nodded, so Lu Yi said towards the person who was outside the tent: “Come in.” 

Xiao Rong was holding a tray, and there was a stew on it, he smilingly came in, looking at him, Lu Yi smilingly said: “Xiao Rong, what is the matter?” Lu Yi had seen this young soldier for many times, the person was very good, and he took care of Miss. So seeing him, she had a good impression in her heart. 

Xiao Rong put the tray down on the low table, went to Murong Shu Qing’s front, he foolishly and smilingly said: “Nothing, the General ordered this before leaving, that the kitchen should give Miss some stew to supplement her health.” 

Xuanyuan Gongzi was really attentive, Lu Yi satisfyingly carried the stew, and opened up the lid, a strong chicken stock flavor assailed her nose. Picking up the bowl, she gave it to Murong Shu Qing. Murong Shu Qing took it, and looked one glance at Xiao Rong, she scooped one spoon and barely put it into her mouth. Suddenly, she put it down, and said to Lu Yi: “Lu Yi, Jun put my chess book there at her tent, you go and help me get it back.”

Chess book? Lu Yi was puzzled, Miss was rarely playing chess, and rarely reading any chess book either, how could there was a chess book at Master Shang’s tent? Even though she had a doubt, but Lu Yi still answered: “Yes.” 

Just before Lu Yi turned around to go out of the tent, suddenly she felt that her neck hurt, and could only let an ‘ah!’ sound, and then her eyes were black out and she fainted.

Murong Shu Qing put down the chicken soup that was on her hand, and looked towards Lu Yi, fortunately, she was only fainted. She originally wanted to send her away so she did not get hurt, but now, it appeared that they would not let go off the people who were inside the tent. Gently sighing, Murong Shu Qing asked with a light smile: “How should I address you?” She knew that he would make a move, but she did not think that it would be this quick.

“I still make you able to see me through.” Accompanying with a sneer, a cold woman’s voice could be heard, together with a faint self-mocking attitude. A thin white face was lightly thrown on the ground. But once the mask was off, it was not a common white pale face, and there was no color on her face. This time, it was a ten years old young lady’s face, but that cold and cruel voice, along with her expressionless face and this thick cosmetic, were really not in harmony. Murong Shu Qing felt that the face that she had last time, suited her even more. But clearly, this face was also not her original appearance, could it be that this woman went out with several faces everyday! 

The woman coldly looked at her, and asked: “Why is it that you can always see me through?” She was very curious, she had never made a mistake in her face changing method, but why would she be able to recognize her once she came here. Last time, it was that servant girl who had been serving her for more than ten years, but she only met with this young soldier for several times?! Why was this Murong Shu Qing so different like this! 

Sian’s notes:

Gosh, I get goosebumps whenever there’s a scene between MSQ & Bing Po. Awwww… I think their relationship is so much better than any of the guys. 😂😂😂 Bing Po & MSQ are definitely soulmates as they really know each other despite one is a horse that can’t really talk.

Oh no, Hong Ming is trying to kidnap MSQ again?!!