Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 124: Fighting (Part 2)

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Chapter 124

Fighting (Part 2)

Looking at her back, she could feel that Qing was helpless in her heart, so holding on to the bedside, Shang Jun slowly stood up with difficulty, and she walked to Shu Qing’s behind. Embracing her shoulders, she gently patted to comfort her, the people who were living on this earth would always feel helpless and sad like this, but these would not control the perseverance in their hearts. The two people looked at each other and smiled, but did not say anything.

Shu Qing looked that she was standing with difficulty, so she reached out to lightly support Shang Jun’s waist. But in Xiu Zhi’s eyes, who came in just now, these two people were actually embracing each other. 

Qin Xiu Zhi was somewhat looking at them blankly, he should anticipate this earlier that Shang Jun and Shu Qing’s relationships were not usual. Otherwise, how could Shang Jun agreed to help him return to Hai Yu once he saw that jade ornament, how could he face the dangers with his life to help Dong Yu break the battle arrays because of Shu Qing’s words, how come whenever he was facing Shu Qing, his smile was always gentle and soft. So as it turned out, even if he (QXZ) was willing not to pay any attention to the secular view for him (SJ), but he actually already exchanged his vows to a beautiful woman. 

Shu Qing looked towards Xiu Zhi who was standing motionless by the side of the screen, and she found out that his gaze was always staring at her who was supporting Shang Jun’s hand. Suddenly, she realized why his complexion appeared to look worst than Jun’s. Shu Qing did not know whether to laugh or cry so she looked one glance at Shang Jun, and only saw that she was still indifferent and shrugged her shoulders. Shu Qing innocently looked one glance at her, she supported her back to the bed to sit properly, while she called out: “Xiu Zhi.”

Qin Xiu Zhi recovered, and looking that Shang Jun was already sitting on the bed, Murong Shu Qing just smiled and looked at him. Qin Xiu Zhi raised a faint smile, and said: “Shu Qing, you are here too ah, I do not know it.” Putting down the tray that was on his hand, Qin Xiu Zhi looked one glance at Shang Jun, his complexion looked so much better, and it should be because of Shu Qing, right? Qin Xiu Zhi said to Shu Qing: “You sit here for a while, I will go and pick up the food again.” With a soft sigh in his heart, forget it, the two of them were really well-suited, perhaps, he could still become his forever friend.

“Xiu Zhi, there is no need, I also want to return to the tent, after going out for a while, Lu Yi should be anxious for me.” Looking at his dark and gloomy mood, she just knew that he surely misunderstood. But Jun was not willing to say anything, so she did not know how to explain it either, so she would simply walk out and made these two people stare at each other. Shu Qing turned her back to Xiu Zhi, and gave Shang Jun this ‘you can see yourselves’ expression, and smilingly said: “Jun, rest properly. I am leaving.” 

Shang Jun smilingly nodded her head and said: “En.” This person actually wanted to escape quickly!

When Shu Qing walked past the screen, she patted Xiu Zhi’s shoulder, and lowly said: “Do not give up!” Then she walked confidently and freely, but Qin Xiu Zhi foolishly looked at her back, and could not react for a while, what did she mean by that?!!

Going out of Shang Jun’s tent, Murong Shu Qing felt that her mood seemed to be better, forget it, she could not avoid the things that should come. So she would just manage it at that time to enrich her own life with more experiences again! 

Murong Shu Qing barely entered the middle of the tent, when she saw Yan Yu and Cang Su were leaning on the side of the table. Looking that Lu Yi was walking back and forth in the tent, Murong Shu Qing gently smiled and stood at the doorway, what were they doing?! 

Hearing her laughter, Lu Yi promptly came up to welcome her, she pulled Shu Qing’s hand, and said with a relief mind: “Miss, you finally came back!” Hearing Yan Yu said that Cang Yue came to invade the territory a moment ago, and wanted to start the war immediately, Miss came back late again, so she was very anxious. 

Yan Yu and Cang Su cupped their hands to salute and say: “Master.” Knowing that Cang Yue and Dong Yu would start the war, Master must make some arrangements, so they were waiting for her inside the tent.

Murong Shu Qing pulled Lu Yi to sit down in front of the table, and called out: “Fan Feng.” Her voice just left out, a gray figure was already standing by the side of the door. Murong Shu Qing propped herself with her hands on the table, while she said to them smilingly: “Pei Che said that he needed you guys to help, you guys can go.”

“You….” Yan Yu and Cang Su looked one glance at each other, and shouted at the same time, but they shut up at the same time also. This was her order, so they should not have any objections, but if they all went away, who would protect her?!

How could Murong Shu Qing not know what they were thinking, but she thought that this war would not go down easily this time. Even if it was not for Dong Yu, it would be for Xuanyuan Yi, Shang Jun, Zi Yuan, and Mo Can, so she would not let Cang Yue win the battle. Murong Shu Qing waved her hand, and gently smiled to say: “Just leave two other people to protect me! I am inside this tent so it will not have any danger.” 

Hesitating for a moment, the three people still answered at the same time: “Yes!”

Just when they almost came out of the tent, Murong Shu Qing lowly said: “Wait a minute. Pay attention to your own safety.” Even though their martial arts were very high, but she thought of the cruelty of the war often, so it made her tremble with fear.

The three people’s backs were stiffened, Yan Yu and Cang Su quickly left the tent, but Fan Feng could not help but turn around to look one glance at this woman whom he had been protected these past half a month, and who would always show that faint smile on her face. 

He would actually become Murong Shu Qing’s secret bodyguard now, it was completely because of Yan Yu and Cang Su. Six years ago, when he was still young, they saved his life, so he respected them deeply. Once he finished learning and went down the mountain, he looked for them for a full year. He did not expect that these two people who were cruel and arrogant would become secret bodyguards for this woman. He did not understand it even more, why they wanted him to make him swear an oath that he would use his life to protect her. He seemed to understand it a little bit now. The person whom they wanted to protect, was actually not a Master, but it was rather a close relative who could bring warmth, peace and calmness to them. 

After seeing that they had left, Murong Shu Qing gradually controlled her smiling expression, Lu Yi had arranged the food properly, so she said in a low voice: “Miss, eat first, the food will be cold quickly!”

“Alright.” Murong Shu Qing took the bowl and chopsticks, and was eating, she tasted almost every food once, so Lu Yi who was sitting by the side, clasping the food with her hands, she carefully said: “Miss, your appetite…. is very good!” She thought that because Miss was anxious so she would not feel like eating the food, who would have thought that Miss’ appetite seemed to be better than usual. 

Murong Shu Qing raised her head up, only to see that Lu Yi was foolishly looking at her, so she could not help but smiled and said: “My appetite is not bad.” Otherwise, what could she do? Anything that she could do, she already did it, there would be no benefits to this war even if she did not eat anything. Sometimes, the best help for the other people was just not becoming their burdens, that was all.

Looking at the happily eating Murong Shu Qing, Lu Yi put down her anxiousness that she had in her heart, she added more food for Shu Qing, while she said: “Since your appetite is good, then, you should eat a little bit more.”

Shu Qing pushed Lu Yi’s hand, and smilingly said: “Alright, do not be busy, you should also eat more.” 

Finished eating lunch, Lu Yi was just about to tidy up, when a loud sound suddenly came through, it looked like a thunder that hit the ground, and scared Lu Yi that she threw the bowls down on the floor. After a long time, she thought that her ears still had a buzzing sound.

Lu Yi supported her chest, and said in fear: “Heaven ah, very loud sound!” Her words had just left, there was another loud thunder sound that came through, her hands that were ready to tidy up the pieces from the bowls, immediately pulled back to cover her ears.

Supporting Lu Yi’s shoulders, taking her to the bedside, and holding her hand, Murong Shu Qing comfortingly said: “It is alright, Lu Yi. Let it go first, no need to tidy up. Sit for a while.”

“En.” Lu Yi promptly nodded her head, and sat down next to Shu Qing, and when there was another loud sound again, Lu Yi had already prepared her heart this time. Miss was always holding her hand tightly, so she did not feel too scared.

Lu Yi was gradually feeling peaceful, but Murong Shu Qing’s heart was actually hanging so high, those intensive dynamite sounds were not caused by Dong Yu. In other words, she had guessed correctly that Cang Yue had already manufactured some large-scale explosives, at this rate, she was afraid that Dong Yi’s explosives could not be used for too long.

Lu Yi was not really afraid, and just found out that Miss’ hand herself was holding her tighter and tighter, and the expression on her face was somewhat grave. So Lu Yi returned to hold Murong Shu Qing’s hands, and said in whisper: “Miss, you can ask someone to go and check it out.” Miss’ anxiousness was also normal, after all the person who was at the battlefield was Miss’ beloved, also Yan Yu, Cang Su and the other bodyguards. Miss always regarded them as her own close relatives. 

Realizing that she was using too much strength, Murong Shu Qing finally let go of Lu Yi’s hands, and gave her an apologetic smile. What was wrong with her, just listening on that several explosion sounds already made her completely restless like this, she really had too much concerns in her mind. It would be useless also to arrange someone to check it out, it had already reached this stage, only when she completely saw Xuanyuan Yi that she should believe in him! Moreover, she only had two people beside her now, so at this moment, she could not let them to leave her, since Hong Ming was a very dangerous person.

Murong Shu Qing lightly shook her head, and said: “No need, Lu Yi, give me a cup of tea!” Perhaps, drinking tea could make her mind feel calm, listening to the sounds of explosions from time to time, Murong Shu Qing smiled and sighed in her heart: that the inner quality of her mental state still needed some improvements.

Sian’s notes:

Oh oh, someone is jealous because of MSQ. Hahaha… It’s funny that XY was jealous of Shang Jun before and QXZ is jealous of MSQ now. 😂😂😂 If only he knew the reason why they were embracing each other.

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Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 123: Fighting (Part 1)

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Chapter 123

Fighting (Part 1)

After making the explosives and modifying the trebuchets for three days, they were basically ready, and after training the 100 skilled soldiers to use the explosives and trebuchets, they demonstrated it. The Generals were examining the demonstration and sighing from time to time, as they were very interested with these several revolving trebuchets. Just when they were about to have an enthusiastic discussion, a young soldier quickly ran in front of Xuanyuan Yi, and reported in a loud voice: “Reporting, Cang Yue’s 80,000 soldiers are pressing forward at our border, I predict that they will reach outside of Lin Feng Guan border within 2 hours.”

The young soldier’s announcement made the Generals who were originally very excited, stopped their excitements one after another. Pei Che looked face to face at Murong Shu Qing, and sighed: “Really as expected.” Fortunately, they had made proactive preparations these past three days, so they would not be frenetic either.

But Li Ming did not actually feel the grave atmosphere, pointing his finger at the modified trebuchets, he said in self-confidence and with a somewhat insolent attitude: “It is about time, in any case, we have some explosives, we are not afraid of them, it will be best that they all come at the same time so we can get rid of them all together.” His words were answered quickly by the other Generals, as they were looking at the demonstration of the explosives and trebuchets a moment ago, they were also full of confidence. Even though their faces did not look like Li Ming’s arrogant face, but they already showed their relaxed attitudes.

Since from the beginning, Murong Shu Qing did not say anything, she was always just lightly smiling and not saying anything. Everyone’s good feelings did not appear to influence her, and she even knitted her eyebrows even more now, so Xuanyuan Yi was holding her shoulders, and anxiously asked: “Qing-er, what is wrong?!”

Slightly raising a shallow smile, Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and answered: “Nothing, we have already prepared enough explosives, the trebuchets have also been modified, so there should not be any problem.” 

Thinking that Murong Shu Qing was very tired for these past 2-3 days, and her vitality was not too good, Xuanyuan Yi softly patted her face and whispered: “En, you are tired these past few days, rest properly, hand over the other matter to me.” 

Looking that Xuanyuan Yi’s mind appeared to be very good, Murong Shu Qing nodded her head and answered: “Alright, I am really somewhat tired.” She would just hand over the next matter to him, she already strove her hardest and could not help him with any other thing either.

Murong Shu Qing just barely turned around to leave, when Pei Che came to her side and said: “Shu Qing, can we borrow them?” If these martial arts experts were helping them, they would double their powers even more.

These so-called them, would be Yan Yu, Cang Su and her 30 secret bodyguards, so Murong Shu Qing looked one glance at the Generals who were discussing the situation with Xuanyuan Yi. She finally softly nodded her head, and answered: “Alright.” Finished speaking, she stayed out of it and walked away. Pei Che was always looking at Shu Qing’s back that was leaving, and felt that she was somewhat strange, but he did not know what was strange about her, and he could not say what it was either.

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Walking back to the back of the camp all the way, perhaps because of Cang Yue’s advancement, Xuanyuan Yi already issued an order so all of the soldiers were ready. People were coming and going, and it virtually increased the anxious atmosphere before the fight. Murong Shu Qing entered Shang Jun’s tent, she was very busy these past three days, so she could rarely come and see her.

Just after she walked into the gate of the tent, Shang Xiao found her, and hurriedly pulled her hand, she asked: “Shu Qing jiejie, you came, what was the noise from outside about?” She was just about to go out and check the matter, but Shu Qing jiejie already came.

Softly patting her hand, Murong Shu Qing smilingly answered: “Cang Yue’s armies are pressing the border, and they should prepare for a war.”

“Qing…” Murong Shu Qing’s words had just left, she had already heard Shang Jin’s voice that came through from the inner room, so Murong Shu Qing pulled Shang Xiao’s hand to cross over the screen together, and went in to the inner room.

Inside the inner room, Shang Jun’s complexion was still somewhat pale, but her vitality appeared to be good. Her one hand was supporting the headboard while her other hand was pressing her chest, with great difficulty, she could sat up on her own. Shu Qing pushed Shang Jun’s shoulder to prevent her from getting out of the bed, and asked: “Jun, are you a little better?”

Shang Jun did not force herself to stand either, she just sat on the bedside, and smilingly answered: “Already better by a lot, I can get down from the bed and walk around.” These past two days, under the meticulous care of Cang Su and Xiu Zhi, she really felt a lot better.

Murong Shu Qing was looking left and right, and asked with a somewhat mocking tone: “How come I have not seen Xiu Zhi?!” She heard that he came to check on Shang Jun everyday, in the name of accompanying Shang Jun from her boredom.

Shu Qing’s mocking words made Shang Jun’s smiling face become somewhat embarrassed in an instant, and she ferociously stared one glance at her, but she did not have any way either, so Shang Xiao said with a happy smile: “He went to get lunch. It was himself who wanted to go!”

Murong Shu Qing lightly bumped on Shang Jun’s shoulder once, and did not let her off, so she smilingly said: “How is it, are you not planning to tell him? I see that his heart is very struggling and suffering oh ~!” It was really suffering, as he was unable to let go the love in his heart, but he was still struggling mentally with this secular view. But looking that he was running diligently like this, or Shang Jun’s charm was actually bigger than those so-called secular teaching (about being gay), this was also the thing that she admired so much about Xiu Zhi.

Shang Xiao was also butting in and shouting: “Exactly, exactly, she does not explain it stubbornly, and does not let me tell him either!” She was really moved by Qin Xiu Zhi, moreover, they were a gentle as if a jade kind of person, and a cultured and honest person. They were really well-suited also, so she did not know what elder sister was thinking.

“Xiao-er….” Shang Jun lightly and lowly roared, so Shang Xiao stuck her tongue out, and hid behind Murong Shu Qing while she was looking all around to pretend that she did not see Shang Jun’s threatening gaze.

These two people’s excessive concerns made her unable to say anything, but she slightly lowered her head, and Shang Jun faintly said: “He… does not suit me.”

“Why?” Shu Qing had to ask her explanation.

Lifting her head up, she look at Shu Qing’s stubborn eyes, so Shang Jun softly sighed and answered: “I can not be a good wife, I still have a lot of things that I have to do.” Her parents’ enemies, she could not sleep peacefully if there was a day that it had not been avenged. 

She still isolated her own self, and did not let anybody to approach her, so Shu Qing used her hands to cup her face, and asked: “Do you know what kind of a wife he wants?” 

Wanting to push away Shu Qing’s hands, but she was helpless now and basically did not have any strength. Under Qing’s persistent gaze, she could not escape and did not have any alternative but to answer: “I do not know.”

Shu Qing raised her elegant eyebrows, and and asked with a smile: “Then, for which reason can you conclude that he does not like a wife like you?” According to what she saw, Xiu Zhi actually satisfied with Shang Jun, his families at home would be satisfied (with Shang Jun) even more. Shang Jun really suited Hai Yu’s standard, hehe (chuckling)!

“I….” Her head was almost lowered to her face that was cupped by Shu Qing’s hands, so facing Qing’s slightly provocative question, she actually could not answer any words.

Shang Xiao did not have many concerns, and slyly said: “This is basically an excuse! He even accepts you as a man, what else is not acceptable now!” 

Shang Xiao’s blunt words made Shu Qing unable to hold her laugh, Shang Jun was already defeated by the two of them, so she caressed her forehead in between laughters and tears. She was helplessly and annoyingly called out: “Xiao-er….”

Shang Xiao promptly jumped up, and ran all the way to the outside, but she was still shouting all the way: “Alright, alright, alright, I will go to the kitchen and look.” If elder sister was annoyed, she (SX) would certainly be done for, so she (SJ) would wait until her injury was alright, then she (SJ) would settle the scores and she (SX) would suffer a calamity afterwards.

After being laughed at by Shang Xiao, the two people were laughing, Shu Qing softly patted Shang Jun’s shoulder, and asked: “You really do not want to think it over?” Even though she was anxious for her, but who could intervene the matter of affection.

Shang Jun lightly shook her head, she shrugged her shoulders, and said somewhat helplessly: “Now is not the right time.” If they really brought together by fate, maybe they could wait until she had a revenge…., forget it, she would not think about it. This should also a future matter, so there was no need to bring trouble to herself.

Shang Jun was holding Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and asked: “You, on the contrary, why do you have this deeply worried appearance, are you anxious for Xuanyuan Yi? Did you not manufacture that so-called explosives weapon that are so powerful. Since there are these kind of good weapons and Xuanyuan Yi as the commander in chief, what are you still anxious about now?” Since Qing came in, her eyebrows had not smoothed out yet, even though she was mocking her a moment ago, and had a relaxed appearance. But she could still see that Qing had a lot of things in her mind. 

Murong Shu Qing gently smiled, she still could not conceal it from Jun, so getting up to walk to the front of the window, she passed through a thin bamboo screen. She could see the bustling crowds from the outside but they were very orderly, so Shu Qing spoke the reason why her mind was troubled within these past few days: “What I am anxious about is exactly because of these explosives.”

“What are you saying?”

“The birth of any kind of new weapon, with regards to the war, it will signify the situation to one side, so much so that it will alter the structure of the whole world. If Cang Yue’s Monarch is not too ambitious and the fact that they already know the initial skill on how to manufacture the explosives, I will absolutely not help Dong Yu to manufacture them.”

“You are anxious that since they have the explosives, Dong Yu’s Emperor will not be able to resist the desire to take the whole world?” This was very possible, since the world was so far away from him, everyone could say that they did not have the heart to do it. But when everything was very easy to obtain, who could still be confident like this, especially with regards to a sovereign king.

Murong Shu Qing lightly shook her head, and sighed: “He will not be the only person who has a desire to unify the world, actually what I am most anxious about is, from today onwards, my troubles will be even more.” Since Cang Yue had already manufactured the explosives, even if there was no her, the war would also enter into the explosives era. The result might be different, but only who would be victorious.

She unintentionally gave material assistance to the whole world, but it appeared that she was foreordained that she could not be perfectly alone in this body! The sunshine passed through the bamboo screen, the mottled was shining on Murong Shu Qing’s body, so she reached out her hand and was able to feel the illumination of the sunshine, but she could not feel its warmth temperature.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 122: Production (Part 2)

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Have to go on a field trip chaperoning noisy second graders (😳) so I’m posting this chapter earlier. Have a great weekend!! 🤗

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Chapter 122

Production (Part 2)

Looking that Pei Che was not unwilling to go out of the Master’s tent, Murong Shu Qing lightly smiled and turned her head around to face Xuanyuan Yi who was smiling with his deep eyes. He was looking from her head to her feet, and from her feet to her head repeatedly, Murong Shu Qing puzzlingly bowed her head to look at her own self, there was nothing abnormal ah?! So looking towards him for a moment, Murong Shu Qing gave up, and did not feel like bothering him, she picked up the picture that she just drew, and prepared to return to her own tent.

But she had not even left two steps forward yet, her waist was already covered by a pair of big hands, so Murong Shu Qing laughingly asked: “What do you want to do after all?” So mystifying!

Tightening up both of his hands to make Shu Qing’s back stuck completely on his chest, Xuanyuan Yi lightly kissed the side of her ear, and said this sentence: “You are beautiful today.” That was right, she was very beautiful, the purple color suited her more than white and green colors. The garment really contrasted with her white like jade skin, she was very gentle and cultured. Moreover, the hair ornament that she was wearing, was the wooden hairpin that he gave her. Did this mean that Qing-er had already accepted him completely in her heart?!

She seemed to be a little far away from being beautiful, right?! But she was still happy in her heart, nothing she could do, this was a woman’s vanity that wanted to look beautiful in the eyes of her lover! Murong Shu Qing raised a splendid smile, and answered: “Thank you!”

Xuanyuan Yi looked at her face to face, and also happily laughed, he liked the confidence in her eyes and clear-headedness the most. She would not really think that she was beautiful just because other people’s praises, but she would think that her appearance was not that bad either, and she could completely and calmly receive it straightforwardly. When one drew nearer to her, one would feel that she was even more beautiful, he was already went into this trap, and not willing to get out of it.

Still encircling Murong Shu Qing’s waist, so that she could lean on him comfortably, Xuanyuan Yi softly said by the side of her ear: “I have already asked for the Imperial decree to bestow our wedding, along with a military report to the Imperial court, the slowest time, it will arrive within seven days.” No matter whether or not the Emperor would bestow their wedding, he would never let go of Qing-er, nobody should think of taking her away from his side.

Sensing that the muscles on his hands became stiffened, Murong Shu Qing turned around to directly face him. She hoped that Xuan Tian Cheng had not realized it yet, otherwise she was afraid that there would be some twists and turns. Lightly smoothing out the slight wrinkle on his eyebrows, she lightly smiled and asked: “En, are you going to drill the troops this morning?”

“En.” Knowing that she deliberately changed the subject, Xuanyuan Yi conveniently nodded.

After thinking for a while, Murong Shu Qing still asked: “Can you look for 100 soldiers who are a little bit quick-witted, and can count numbers?”

“What are you trying to do?” She had so many unusual and capable bodyguards under her command, what did she want to do with young soldiers?

“I want to teach them how to use a simple method to count how much force to use, how far away the distance, and how to control the direction of the explosives. Not saying that they have to hit them with 100% accuracy, but they must throw the explosives effectively at the minimum.” She had thought about it, as she did not know if Cang Yue still had any new ability than the last time, so in order to have insurance, she should organize some specialists who would use the explosives to make up for the simple tool.

“Qing-er, how do you know so much?” Xuanyuan Yi supported her shoulders, as he wanted to know what happened with her after all?! Pei Che had asked him today, but he unexpectedly did not know anything. This really made him feel very defeated. Staring at her eyes, Xuanyuan Yi added to say: “I want to hear the truth, I have been watching you growing up since you are little.”

Murong Shu Qing did not know how to explain this mysterious matter like this, but facing Xuanyuan Yi’s trusting and anxious expressions, she did not want to lie to him either. Finally, Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “I have told you in the past.” That should be considered a part of the truth.

“Another soul?!” She told him like that the last time by the side of the Lian Hua lake, so lightly caressing her face, he looked at her peaceful eyes. Clearly, she was not willing to say anymore, forget it, his heart was already moved by this tranquil and elegant, gentle and kindhearted woman, so he would not bother with the other stuffs. Cupping her face with his hands, just liked he wanted to go into her heart, Xuanyuan Yi pressed against her forehead, and firmly said: “I only want you, the other stuffs are not important.”

Because of Xuanyuan Yi’s sentence ‘only want you’, Shu Qing’s clear and bright eyes, were moist unconsciously. That kind of feeling that one did not need to know who you were, but because of one’s feeling, it made her to be moved emotionally. Leaning on Xuanyuan Yi’s bosom to listen to the sound of his vigorous heartbeats, Murong Shu Qing felt that her heart appeared to have the same rhythm as his. Xuanyuan Yi lifted Shu Qing’s face up, and was just about to kiss her lips that he was already longing for a long time, but….

“Murong Shu Qing, Yan Yu came back.” The tranquil and sweet atmospheres were destroyed by Li Ming’s negligent yelling.

Murong Shu Qing hurriedly pushed Xuanyuan Yi away, even though they had not done anything, but looking that Li Ming was staring at them with a stunned appearance, her face was still somewhat red in a panic. Lightly coughing, Murong Shu Qing pulled Xuanyuan Yi’s hand, and said: “Let’s go and see.” Finished speaking, she immediately crossed over Li Ming, and came out of the tent.

Li Ming was staring and standing stupidly for a long time, then he recovered, what were they tying to do just now?! Kissing, heaven ah! No wonder, the General’s gaze looked like it was going to burn a hole on him, how could he have a bad luck like this ah! ~~

In front of the Master’s tent, Yan Yu brought back six carts of sulfur, saltpeter and charcoal, so looking that Murong Shu Qing came out, Yan Yu stepped forward to answer: “Master, the stuffs that you want.” Within a short time period, he could only find these many. He did not know why the sulfur, saltpeter and charcoal suddenly became popular goods within the vicinity of Lin Feng Guan border.

Found them finally, so Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “Very good, thank you, Yan Yu.”

Pei Che asked: “Shu Qing, what do you want to do now?”

“Take and store these three things separately.” Otherwise, the place to store these explosive materials, would be too dangerous. Waiting until they put those stuffs inside three different tents, Murong Shu Qing asked: “Pei Che, were you done with the balls and gears that we were talking earlier?” It was still early now, if they were done making them, she could test them.

Pei Che nodded his head, and said: “The balls are done, here they are.” A soldier took nine empty balls and took them to Murong Shu Qing’s front. Murong Shu Qing looked one time, these were basically in accordance with the standard, so she directed the young soldier to place the sulfur, saltpeter and charcoal that were stored in each of the three tents, inside the ball. She went inside each of the three tent for a while, then came out, finally, Murong Shu Qing was lightly gasping for air, and she said: “Alright, let’s go to the back of the camp.”

Li Ming did not dare to say anything for a long time, but finally, he could not help but ask: “For what?”

Not waiting for Murong Shu Qing’s answer, Pei Che very nimbly answered: “Experimenting!” He worked for a whole day today, all because of this so-called ‘experimenting!’

“What are you saying ah?!” Li Ming still did not understand the reason, but nobody was paying attention to him, and everyone walked to the open space at the back of the camp one after another. He did not have any alternative but to follow them after he was pouting and murmuring.

Commanding them to put the balls in their positions, Murong Shu Qing said to them: “Arrange them in order and do not mess up, be a little careful, after you ignite them then leave hurriedly.” Finished speaking, she ran towards a safe place first, she was not these martial art experts after all, their one jump could reach more than ten meters. After leaving them for at least 30 meters, Murong Shu Qing just yelled: “Ignite them.”

After they finished igniting them, they also rapidly came to Murong Shu Qing’s side, because she was worried about the danger, Murong Shu Qing put a very long fuse. After they were waiting for a moment, they could hear the loud sound, so Xuanyuan Yi immediately covered Murong Shu Qing’s ears. Very quickly, the sounds of explosion came one after another, and they felt that the ground seemed to be shaking, fortunately, there was no snow these past two days, otherwise there would surely be an avalanche.

Waiting until after the last big ball exploded, everything gradually returned to tranquil again, they only felt that their ears were buzzing with sounds. The ground in front of them was already covered with a deep hole, and the strong smoke in the air made them unable to breathe. After Li Ming was looking over these traces of explosions, he curiously asked: “Why is it the strength of explosion not the same, even though the dimension is the same?” He remembered that there were two of the same balls, but why was one hole was deeper and the other was shallower by a lot?

“Because the formula inside is not the same.” After Murong Shu Qing recorded the result of the explosions, she answered: “After this experiment like this, I will know which formula has the most strength, and whether the ball needs to be a little thinner, or a little thicker.”

“This is the experiment!” Pei Che finally understood and nodded his head.

“Then, we have already experimented now, the next step, we will begin to manufacture them?!” After looking at the strength like this, Pei Che also felt that his blood was racing. Having these kind of weapons, they would not be afraid to confront Cang Yue, or confront any enemy, but at the same time, he also emitted cold sweat on his body. If there was no Shu Qing, it would be very difficult to confront Cang Yue that had these explosives as their weapon.

“En.” Shu Qing nodded her head, comparing to their excitements, she actually felt somewhat uneasy, this kind of premonition made her feel somewhat afraid.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 121: Production (Part 1)

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Chapter 121

Production (Part 1)

First thing in the morning, Lu Yi was still combing her hair, when Xiao Rong came to knock on the tent’s gate, and said that the Military counselor asked her to come to discuss about the matter of the explosives. After Murong Shu Qing answered, Xiao Rong ran out in an instant.

While Lu Yi was combing Murong Shu Qing’s long hair, she was looking at the crescent moon wooden hairpin that was on the side, and curiously asked: “Miss, how come I have never seen this hairpin of yours ah. Very unusual oh, is Xuanyuan Gongzi the one who gives it to you?!” Miss had never cared about these accessories or hair ornaments, all of her accessories were packed by her. So if suddenly there was an addition to her hairpin collections, there was no need to say anymore, this was surely given by Xuanyuan Gongzi.

Murong Shu Qing looked at her snickering laugh, and helplessly smiled to say: “This girl, you also learn how to make fun of people!”

Lu Yi promptly shook her head, and said with resignation: “I am not ah, I only think if it was Xuanyuan Gongzi who gave it to you, I will arrange your hairstyle to match with this hairpin ah!” She wanted to dress Miss beautifully. Even if Miss was originally very beautiful.

Murong Shu Qing sighed, and smilingly said: “Then I will have to trouble you.”

“Hehe, it is not troubling at all.” Finished speaking, her two hands were fixing Murong Shu Qing’s hair, soon, Lu Yi satisfyingly smiled and said: “Alright, Miss, you look at it.” Miss liked a simple hairstyle, so for this reason, she studied several plain and delicate hairstyles, and she could experiment it today.

The hairs were conveniently bundled into a spiral on the back of her hair, it was fluffy and supple, so there was no need to put some grease on her head, and it still had a perfect arc. It complimented one another well when she inserted the wooden hairpin in it. Murong Shu Qing satisfyingly praised and said: “Your hands are very skillful.” Finished speaking, she took out a red envelope from her waist, and gave it to Lu Yi, she smilingly said: “For you!”

Lu Yi was startled when she took the red envelope, and just thought that today was New Year’s Day. Here, there was no celebration mood like at home, so she totally forgot about it, and promptly half-kneeling to salute: “Thank you, Miss, I wish that Miss has good health. Moreover, you and Xuanyuan Gongzi can have a happy wedding sooner.”

Murong Shu Qing was leaning on Lu Yi’s arm to stand up, this girl had never left these two words, Xuanyuan Yi.

Lu Yi was giggling when she stood up, and asked: “Which clothing does Miss want to wear today, the red color is very festive, since today is the first day of the new year.” Even though Miss did not normally wear red color, but during new year, and when it was timely for the situation, she would wear the red dress together with young master and youngest miss.

Looking at her (LY) appearance that was more excited than hers (MSQ), Murong Shu Qing smiled and shook her head, she answered: “This is inside the army camp so it is better not wearing a red dress, just take that purple one.”

Although she was somewhat disappointed, but Lu Yi still nodded and answered: “Yes.”

*****

After making herself presentable, Murong Shu Qing went to the Master’s tent, there were only Pei Che and Li Ming inside the tent, and she did not see Xuanyuan Yi’s shadow. Seeing that she came in, Pei Che met her up and said: “Shu Qing, we already found the blacksmith and firecracker masters that you want.” Today was New Year Day so it was really not easy.

Murong Shu Qing smiled and said: “En, split them up, and do not tell them what we are going to do.”

“Why?” Li Ming did not understand the reason, they wanted these people to make explosives, but they would not let them know either, how could this be done.

Murong Shu Qing still said persistently: “There are several steps to make explosives, we can not let them to participate in all of them, when we produce these, the formula can only be prepared by me, I can not divulge the secret formula to outsiders.” If it was not because Cang Yue already manufactured the explosives, she would absolutely not help Dong Yu to make the explosives. The existence of the explosives would create a new strategy or change the circumstances during the war. She would not spread the formula to make the explosives, as she also did not hope that this process of making the explosives would change the circumstances during the war because of her.

Pei Che was also in favor and he said: “It makes sense what Shu Qing is saying.” After all, this was a top secret matter, so the less people who knew how to make the explosives, would be better.

Looking that Murong Shu Qing’s persistence like this, Pei Che also thought that it should be that way, so Li Ming just shrugged his shoulders, and did not have any alternative but to agree with what they were saying.

They had the blacksmiths, but did not have the materials yet, so Pei Che somewhat anxiously asked: “Have Yan Yu come back yet?” The spy reported earlier that Shu Qing’s anticipation was not wrong, Cang Yue had already counted their soldiers, so there was a possibility that there would be fighting soon.

Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and answered: “I have not seen him yet. Wait for a while.” Since last night up until now, he had been preparing those materials for almost 14 hours, so it was actually really difficult for him.

Li Ming was unable to be patience at all, and he said: “I will go and take a look.” Finished speaking, he energetically and vigorously went out.

Comparing to his impatience, Murong Shu Qing and Pei Che seemed to be very tranquil. Both of the people were just sitting opposite each other, each person had a cup of tea on their hands, and was smiling at each other. Murong Shu Qing looked at the tea leaves that were in the middle of the cup, and were deeply floating in the water, the corners of her mouth was slowly and unconsciously blossoming into a gentle smile.

Pei Che was drinking the tea, while he was sighing in his heart, she was definitely different when she was in love, the soft purple brocade muslin really made her fair skin look sparkling. It seemed that she was even more elegant and daintier than that clear and cool white dress. It seemed that these couple had been in love for more than a dozen years, and it could almost be considerate as perfect.

Murong Shu Qing raised her head, and just saw Pei Che’s smiling face that was looking at herself, based on her experience, there was nothing good when he was smiling like this. Thinking for a while, she said: “Pei Che, let’s have the blacksmiths make three inches, six inches, and nine inches of big empty balls now. Each size should be thin and hallow.” Trying to find something to do for him, so he would not be fantasizing anything!

Pei Che somewhat astonishingly asked: “What are we making?”

“Experimenting.”

“Experimenting?” Pei Che still did not understand with regards to this word, but it looked like she would not give any explanation to him either, so he could only sighed and said: “Alright, I will just go and prepare them.”

When he was just leaving the Master’s tent, Pei Che could not help but to turn around to look one glance at Shu Qing again, she was a young lady from an aristocratic family after all, how could she understand so many things like this?! Shu Qing really gave him a lot of amazements and surprises. Maybe Xuanyuan Yi knew the reason for this?! No longer thinking to much, Pei Che turned around to go out of the Master’s tent.

Very soon, it was almost 11 AM to 1 PM, When Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che returned to the Master’s tent, they found that Murong Shu Qing had not left yet. Instead, she was very focused on writing in front of the table gracefully, seriously writing and drawing. Both of the people were looking one glance at each other, they did not say anything, and quietly walked behind her.

Murong Shu Qing was drawing concentratedly, so she did not pay any attention to their arrival, both of them were feeling even more and more astonished behind her. It seemed that she was drawing several small pictures about some components that they had never seen before, so Xuanyuan Yi could not help but to pick up her drawing and opened it up with his hands for him to examine, and he asked: “What are you doing?”

Murong Shu Qing was startled first when she suddenly heard his voice, but very quickly, Murong Shu Qing smilingly answered: “Making a proposal, I am thinking that Cang Yue is using a bow and arrow to shoot the explosives, the method is not only dangerous, and the distance is also short. Moreover, if the strength of the bomb is mightier and bigger, it will be even heavier, so it can not use a bow and arrow to shoot the bomb.” Using the writing brush to draw was really a huge challenge, luckily, the picture was basically finished.

Pei Che had also thought about this problem, so he attempted to say: “Make a huge bow?!”

Murong Shu Qing shook her head: “Out of the question, if everyone has your and Xuanyuan’s good martial arts, then we can make a huge bow, but the majority of the soldiers do not have that, so this method is not practical.” They could not make a group of highly skilled in martial arts military officers went to pull the bows, then at that time, there would not be anybody who was commanding the fight.

Pei Che nodded his head, picked up the picture and studied it for a moment, then he asked: “Then, you have any good way.”

Murong Shu Qing put out the enlarge picture from underneath, and said: “I think with the three inches small bomb, we can learn from Cang Yue and use the bow and arrow to shoot it out, it is more flexible and suited with a close range combat. For the six inches and nine inches, we can try something like this.”

“This is….” Pei Che and Xuanyuan Yi looked at each other in dismay.

Murong Shu Qing lightly smiled and answered: “We should leverage a principle by adding a pulley into the trebuchet that you are using originally.” Several days ago, she saw the trebuchet that was used during this era when she was at the back of the army camp, the simple crowbar would actually shoot out the stone. She was just thinking now, that maybe she could use this thing to shoot out the explosives, after all the current steel technology was not developed yet, so it would be impossible to make a cannon. They also did not have any time, moreover, she did not have any capability either. So using the current tool was actually the best.

“But Shu Qing, the picture that you have drawn, is somewhat different ah?!” After Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che carefully looked at it, they discovered that it really looked like a trebuchet, but there was something added on the side, it was really different.

“Yes, I will explain it to you.” Murong Shu Qing looked at the two of them who could be said to be military geniuses, no matter which country they were, the were prominent figures. But looking at their faces that were looking at her anxiously, and waiting for her explanation, she felt like laughing in her heart. However, that would not be good and very impudent to do, so she did not have any alternative but to lightly cough several times, and she pointed her finger at the picture to explain: “The original trebuchet that you are using to besiege a city, uses a group of six people to pull it once, it wastes too many manpower, but if we add these three pulleys and this bearing gear, this only needs a group of two people to shoot it out. By having this, the large scale explosives can be shot in a long-distance, and it s the best to besiege a city.”

“Really?” If it needed only a group of two people, this would conserve a lot of manpower this way, moreover, immediately using the trebuchet, they could also convert it even quicker, so they did not have to be afraid if Cang Yue suddenly attacked. But could these several small wheels really accomplish that the trebuchet would only need two people?

Facing Pei Che’s questioning and Xuanyuan Yi’s suspicious gazes, Murong Shu Qing was also lazy to explain about the principle on how to combine a moving pulley and a fixed pulley. That would take too much time and efforts, so Murong Shu Qing feigned a mysterious smile and said: “You take this picture first and give it to the carpenter in the army to see if it can be modified. If you do not believe it, try to modify one”

Alright, they would just have to experiment it, so Pei Che forced a smile, took the drawing and went out, when did he become a specialist who ran errands for her experiment!

 

Sian’s notes:
Lu Yi is a good matchmaker for MSQ & XY, isn’t she!! Hahahaha… She’s so cute.

Haha! MSQ makes PC run around for her…

 

Destined Marriages With Fragrance Chapter 120: Lunar New Year’s Eve

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Chapter 120

Lunar New Year’s Eve

New Year desires to change into willow,
An old object is shared like a dress.
The nightly year is hard to end,
The spring season in the countryside is alone again.
The cold lantern is shining the empty enlightenment,
The evening snow is covering the door.
And no one is embarking to go,
To inquire the rarity of everyone’s life.

Murong Shu Qing lazily stretched out, it was tiring ah! As it turned out, explanation like this was really tiring people. She already spoke for a long time inside the Master’s tent a moment ago, and they still did not understand it. It was possible because she did not learn science and engineering so she could not clearly explain it throughly! So she gave up as continuing to speak did not make any sense. Maybe when they produced it tomorrow, they would understand it then, after all, a direct observation from the stuffs would make it easier for people to accept it.

Deeply breathing, the cold atmosphere entered into her body in an instant, her vitality seemed to be refreshed. The sunshine from the daytime was still bright and colorful like this, but the big snow at night time was floating in the wind. The winter in this northwest area was really one of a kind. The snow already stopped falling, it was only leaving behind a thick snow on the ground that showed it was falling unrestrained. The tree that was filled with white plum flowers that opened up exceptionally and fiercely, the rugged and thick tree trunk revealed a desolate feeling. The flowers that were blossoming with great effort, showed a strong contrast, it was towering and indescribably harmonious. A 100 years tree trunk could rebirth new flowers every year, maybe this caused the great change and life force to collide, so it showed its only charm, and it made her unwilling to leave.

It was almost midnight, was it already another year already? During this time, her father, mother and elder brothers would watch the television together at home, waiting for a moment that the New Year bell rang to wish father and mother a New Year’s blessing. Were you guys well? Father, mother and elder brothers…. Happy New Year.

Murong Shu Qing looked up at the boundless of night sky, maybe, she and her family were looking at the same sky, and saying the blessings, so Murong Shu Qing softly closed her eyes.

Suddenly, a burst of warmth came up, she was embraced into a warm bosom, and a soft sigh that carried a muffled and helpless sound, could be heard in her ear: “In this very cold weather, you are still standing in the middle of the snow like this. How can I make you listen to my words!” Xuanyuan Yi’s one hand was embracing her waist, while his other hand used his wide fur clothing to wrap her up. Her body was so cold, but she did not want to wear more clothings, and she still loved standing on the snow.

Murong Shu Qing softly raised the corners of her mouth, she relaxed and leaned on the warm and powerful body behind her, and faintly smiled to say: “Almost New Year!”

“En.” Her gentleness made Xuanyuan Yi unconsciously raised the corners of his mouth also. This was the first time that they spent New Year together, so as it turned out, if one was accompanied by someone during the holiday, it seemed to be different, and could make that person to feel happy.

Still closing her eyes, Murong Shu Qing softly said: “Happy New Year!” She could sense that Xuanyuan Yi was startled, after a moment, she felt that there was another thing that was put on her hair bun. So Murong Shu Qing opened her eyes, and turned to look at Xuanyuan Yi, she curiously asked: “What stuff did you put on my hair?” After she asked, she reached out her hand to take a look.

But Xuanyuan Yi’s movement was quicker to capture her hand that was trying to touch her hair, he coolly said: “I give it to you so it will be better just to wear it, it is not something that is nice-looking.”

His unnatural expression, and overbearingness with his hidden words, made Murong Shu Qing was even more curious to see what thing that he put on her hair. She felt that it should be a hair ornament or something like that, but he had a mysterious look that did not let her look at that thing?! Her one hand was held by Xuanyuan Yi, so Murong Shu Qing suddenly moved her other hand quickly to bring the hairpin into her hand.

Xuanyuan Yi laughingly looked at her who was somewhat proud trying to shake her hand, so he helplessly shook his head, alright, anyway, he wanted to give it to her so he would just let her see it.

Murong Shu Qing opened her hand, and it was a hairpin, under the moonlight, it carried a soft radiance, the light red sandalwood seemed to have been broken at the tip of the hairpin. Murong Shu Qing looked at it for a moment, and suddenly laughed in low voice.

This was a hairpin that he engraved and polished for three days, as he knew that she did not like to wear any fancy hair accessories, so he made her one wooden hairpin. Since this was the first time that he made this, he was not sure in his heart, looking that she was laughing like this, he was embarrassed and annoyed. So Xuanyuan Yi was somewhat angry and lowly roared: “What are you laughing at?’l

Murong Shu Qing unrestrainedly laughed and said: “Very ugly…” Actually, it was not really that ugly, it was just an ordinary wooden hairpin that had some engraved patterns on the top, like branches, or moving clouds, or auspicious words, or hollow carving. But this was an exceptionally simple hairpin, it was just a long hairpin, and there was no pattern on the top, but it was completely bent like a crescent moon. Even though it looked very simple, but the polish was meticulous and smooth.

One would know that he was the one who made it, by looking at his strange expression and the simplicity of the long hairpin, so Murong Shu Qing was very satisfied with this red sandalwood crescent moon long hairpin in her heart. But it was rare that she could see Xuanyuan Yi’s distressed appearance, so she could not help but wanted to continue teasing him.

“You…” Xuanyuan Yi was really embarrassed, his complexion became gloomy gradually, and he reached out his hand wanting to break and throw the hairpin away.

Murong Shu Qing had already anticipated it earlier that he would snatch it so she put the hairpin in her hand completely, and put it behind her. Having her wish fulfilled that she could look at Xuanyuan Yi’s ashamed and angry appearance, Murong Shu Qing restrained her laugh. She raised her feet to stand on her tiptoes, gently and slowly said to the side of his ear: “But… I like it.” Finished speaking, she softly dropped a light kiss on his face, then taking the wooden hairpin and putting it back on her hair. Murong Shu Qing turned around to lean on his bosom, and raised her head to appreciate the starry sky above.

Xuanyuan Yi was actually puzzled with her light kiss from a moment ago, his heartbeats were unexpectedly sped up uncontrollably, this was the first time that she took the initiative to kiss him. His heart could not say it out loud this happy feeling that he experienced now, so Xuanyuan Yi lowly smiled and softly sighed, Xuanyuan Yi ah Xuanyuan Yi, who would have thought that you would be so fascinated because of a superficial soft kiss a moment ago!

With both of his hands were embracing Murong Shu Qing’s waist, he dropped a kiss on her hair, and Xuanyuan Yi slightly lowered his head, and said next to her ear: “Last time, you returned that South China Sea’s pearl back to me (when they cancelled their engagement in the earlier chapter), I am giving this one to you now as a love token, do not think that you will have any opportunity to return this back!” He was still using his overbearing words for her to listen to, but it seemed that he also gave her a promise.

Murong Shu Qing smiled and did not say anything, but only gripped on the warm and big hands that were on her waist. The moonlight wrapped around the two people’s figures, and pulled them in a long length, the curved moon and Shu Qing’s crescent moon hairpin were shining at each other.

*****

Under the same starry sky, a big and tall figure was standing in front of the window, his hand was holding a cup of wine, but he did not drink it for a very long time. His dark purple and golden changpao made him look honorable and handsome even more, Xuan Tian Cheng looked at the zhu ye qing wine that was in his hand, but his mind was surrounded by the elegant, calm and beautiful image. The first time he saw her, she was talented and elegant, the second time he saw her, he was moved by her opinion and shallow smile. At that time, he thought that they would see each other very quickly, but who would have thought, that she would actually disappear this time and her footprints would be difficult to track, even that mysterious Hai Yue could not be found either.

He originally thought that he was only interested with her for a short period of time, but he did not think that he was not able to let her go.

Tong Fu looked at the Emperor from a distant, who looked so depressing and did not make any sound for the whole evening, his heart felt nervous. The Emperor should have a lot in his mind, these past several months, he would always look at the bright moon bafflingly. At first look, he could not see whether he was happy or angry, but he always showed a faint sadness and loneliness. Considering this, he did not know whether or not he should go to report that the Empress already sent someone to remind him several times. So finally, Tong Fu bowed his body, and slowly walked behind Xuan Tian Cheng, he softly asked: “Your Majesty, it is already New Year, the Empress has already sent someone to invite Your Majesty to come to Fei Feng Gong (Phoenix Palace) to eat for New Year’s Eve dinner.”

Xuan Tian Cheng only threw out this sentence after a very long time: “Zhen is tired, you can go back.”

“Yes.” Every New Year, the Emperor and Empress should eat together during New Year’s Eve dinner to pray for the blessings, just like the past customary rules. Even if the Empress did not go, the Emperor had to go, but it seemed that the Emperor really had a lot in his mind. However, as a slave, he could not control things that he could not control, so looking at the sky, Tong Fu quietly said: “This slave will serve the Emperor to retire for the night!”

Impatiently waving the sleeve of his garment, Xuan Tian Cheng said: “Zhen is not sleepy, you withdraw first.”

“Yes!” Tong Fu saluted afterwards and was just about to leave, when he remembered the portrait in his hand that was given by the Ministry of Rites. Having a sense of propriety, Tong Fu thought for a while, and still asked quietly: “Should I leave behind this portrait for the Emperor?”

“What portrait?” A muffled sound of a male that was already extremely impatient sounded.

Tong Fu hurriedly answered: “The Murong family, Murong Shu Qing’s portrait.” These past months, the Emperor’s close Imperial bodyguard, Wei Hai Daren said that the Emperor wanted the portrait, so the Ministry of Rites drew it for one month and just delivered it over.

Murong Shu Qing?! The Murong family’s daughter, and Prime Minister’s granddaughter?! These political marriages again, the one whom Xuanyuan Yi was not willing to marry so he had to accept. This was a sorrowful arrangement as the Emperor, who asked that the Murong’s family had this abundant wealth and influence. It was not important what kind of appearance she had, and he did not want to know either. So he faintly said: “Zhen does not want to see it, put it down.”

He was already weary, and did not know when it started, that he just wanted to see that confident, free, calm and magnificent woman. Taking a mouthful of wine that was in his hand, he thought of her mixed ‘overflowing thousand layers’ drink, and her calm and shallow smile, she said that a brothel was a good place freely. That thought made Xuan Tian Cheng’s cold face caught a joyful smiling expression.

 

Sian’s notes:
Aish, I always feel sad whenever MSQ remembers her modern era’s families. 😭😭😭

But this chapter is also a cute chapter. Our overbearing General seems to show his gentle and loving side by making MSQ a hairpin. 😍 and squealllll for the light kiss from MSQ….

Oh no, the trouble maker Emperor is finally making an entrance. This means that the war is almost over & MSQ’s new problem with the Emperor will show up sooner than later. 😬 But dummy Xuan Tian Cheng, if he saw MSQ’s portrait, he would have found out that she was the woman whom he had been thinking for. But at the same time, not knowing who MSQ really is, is also a good thing for MSQ.

Remember that the Zhen appellation is used for the Emperor to address himself. So instead of using I, the Emperor will use Zhen instead. And Daren is used to address a high ranking official.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 119: Explosive (Part 2)

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Chapter 119

Explosive (Part 2)

When Murong Shu Qing entered the tent, Xuanyuan Yi was just about to explain the present situation beside the topographic map, the other Deputy Generals, Vanguards, and High Ranking Officials were all surrounded the front of the map. After listening to Xuanyuan’s analysis, they were discussing it, so nobody was paying attention when Murong Shu Qing came in.

It seemed that Xiao Rong did not announce her arrival loudly, since it was like this, she would just listen here properly, but she only wanted to make sure whether or not Cang Yue used the explosives. Murong Shu Qing was leaning by the side of the tent gate, while she was listening to Xuanyuan Yi’s explanation. But her eyes were staring at the calligraphy painting that was hanging in the middle, it had very beautiful characters, the calligraphic style was free and agile, and the drawing of the brush was just perfect. She had been coming here for several times, but how could she not pay attention to it before!

“Qing-er.” Even though she was appreciating the calligraphy painting, but Murong Shu Qing was still listening to Xuanyuan Yi’s explanation, so hearing that he stopped half-way to call her name, she knew that she would be the focus of everyone in this tent again.

Murong Shu Qing slowly turned around, and just like what she expected, everyone’s eyes were staring to look at her, after all it was really untimely for her to come here now. Xuanyuan Yi sighed in his heart, and said somewhat helplessly: “Come over.” Xiao Rong announced in his ear that she wanted to report about some military situation a moment ago, he did not expect that after she came in, she would leisurely appreciate the calligraphy painting. If he did not unconsciously see her soft legs, he did not want to call her either.

Murong Shu Qing directly swept pass through those who might be surprised, or those who were secretly laugh, or those with condemning eyes, and went to Xuanyuan Yi’s side. She planned on asking in Xuanyuan Yi’s ear about the matter that she wanted to know and left once she got the answer. But once she arrived by his side, she was pulled to sit on the chair that was originally his own Lead General’s chair. Gently holding her hand, he found out that it was warm, and he prepared to walk back in front the topographic map again.

Murong Shu Qing suddenly pulled at the sleeve of his garment, Xuanyuan Yi did not understand and turned around to look at her, so Murong Shu Qing softly lifted her hand to indicate to him to lower his head. Xuanyuan Yi was somewhat startled slightly, but his heart was filled with happiness, The was the first time that Qing-er made him to approach her, and it was in front of these people.

Murong Shu Qing was originally not a woman from this era, so she did not think that this was not appropriate at all, and Xuanyuan Yi was willing to approach her even more, and he was also very curious at the same time about what was the thing that she wanted to talk to him?! So he naturally took advantage in lowering his body down. Even though the other Deputy Generals felt that it was inappropriate, but they did not say any inappropriate words, and could only turn their heads one after another to embarrassingly look elsewhere.

Knowing that Xuanyuan Yi intimately pressed his ear to be close to her, he asked in a whisper: “What is the matter?”

Murong Shu Qing looked at the group of Generals upfront who were pretending to look all around busily, she just felt that this action seemed to be somewhat ambiguous! But this was already like this, forget it, she would just ask earlier and be done with this business properly. So Murong Shu Qing quietly asked in Xuanyuan Yi’s ear: “I want to know what kind of weapons that Cang Yue used today that could cause several loud sounds like that. Were those a type of things that could explode?!”

Qing-er’s soft whisper made the side of his ear feel numb and absent-minded for a split second, but after clearly hearing her words, Xuanyuan Yi was looking at her in amazement.

Without waiting for Xuanyuan Yi to speak, Li Ming could not help but already asked: “Murong Shu Qing, how did you know it!”

Murong Shu Qing stared blankly for a moment, when she lifted her head up, all of the high ranking officials were looking at her with an unfathomable appearance, especially those people who directly had the confrontation with Cang Yue this time. The Generals were only talking about this defeat because Cang Yue had this new weapon, they had not really said anything about this, so how could she know this?!

Murong Shu Qing stroke her forehead and gently smiled, how could she forgot that these people were all excellent martial arts figures, within this quiet Master’s tent, it would be useless even if she spoke in a low voice. Moreover, even though they turned their heads around, but their ears were paying attention to what she was saying to Xuanyuan Yi. It seemed that men also liked to gossips as much as women.

Alright, since everyone already heard it, there was no need for her to speak in a whisper again, so Murong Shu Qing asked Xuanyuan Yi who showed his questioning eyes: “How did that thing look like?!”

Even though he had doubt in his heart, but Xuanyuan Yi still answered: “A black ball that was a size of a fist, when it fell on the ground, it exploded.” He had never seen this type of weapon before.

“How powerful was that thing? How did Cang Yue use it?” She wanted to know what level of achievement that Cang Yue reached to produce that explosive. If they were able to produce the stuffs similar to a cannon, then that would really bad for them.

Xuanyuan Yi thought for a moment, and answered: “After that thing exploded, it could make 5-6 people who were in the vicinity to fall from their horses. The smoke and noise could make the horses that were in the vicinity to be startled. They were using an arrow to shoot that black ball out!”

“An arrow?!” Murong Shu Qing surprisingly asked: “Are you sure?”

Li Ming felt resentful with regards to her doubt, and answered with a loud voice: “Of course, we saw an arrow at that time, but they used a special bow.” It was a bow that could carry something in its back part.

So it was an arrow! Then, that was good, it looked like the level of achievement for that explosive was not high at the present time, and its destructive power was not too big either. Murong Shu Qing’s anxious heart could be put down by half. If this was the case, Dong Yu would still have an opportunity to win the war.

Murong Shu Qing bowed her head and did not speak, but the high ranking officials who were on the scene, were anxious, so Xuanyuan Yi softly patted Shu Qing’s hand, and called out: “Qing-er?” What was she thinking to be entranced like this, and showed that relief look, she should know what this black ball thing! Waiting for Murong Shu Qing to recover, Xuanyuan Yi finally asked the question that everyone wanted to ask: “Qing-er, you know what that thing was!”

Murong Shu Qing faintly smiled, she nodded her head and answered: “I know. It was called__ explosive.”

“Explosive?!” Everyone looked at each other, Xuanyuan Yi looked at Pei Che earlier, but only saw that he slightly shook his head, and did not know what was this so-called explosive at all.

Li Ming asked first: “What is an explosive?” He had never heard this before.

Murong Shu Qing sighed in her heart, how should she explain this?! Thinking for a moment, Murong Shu Qing answered: “It is actually similar to a big firecracker.” She should be able to compare the visualization like this.

As soon as she finished her words, Li Ming immediately did not believe her, and said: “How could that be, a firecracker would not have a formidable power like this.” He had not seen this type of firecracker before.

But Pei Che suddenly raised his eyebrows, he could somewhat understand Shu Qing’s meaning, but that was an area that he did not understand either. So Pei Che humbly asked: “Shu Qing, can you say it a little bit clearer?”

Murong Shu Qing softly smiled and nodded her head, she finally knew why even though Pei Che was still young, but his rank as a military adviser could be regarded as high in both the ancient and modern times. He was actually the person who was keen for knowledge and would ask for advice, it was not because his own accomplishment and knowledge, and was not a person who negated the existence of other things.

Murong Shu Qing picked up a writing brush on the side, and softly dipped it in the ink, she said: “Their raw materials are the same as gunpowder.” Finished speaking, she wrote this one word, gunpowder on the paper.

Everyone was looking at this one word, and still did not understand, it was an explosive a moment ago, then it was a firecracker for a while, and now it was gunpowder?! What was that black ball thing after all?!

Looking that their faces still showed blank faces, Murong Shu Qing put down the writing brush, and explained again: “Using a great amount of gunpowder and put it inside a sealed space, after the ignition, the heat will expand and it will explode. Firecracker does not have a very formidable power because the mix of the explosive is somewhat different. Moreover, the great majority of firecracker uses a paper to wrap it in the outside, so the capacity is very small, so one can not see its formidable power.”

Even though they still did not understand this so-called expanded heat, but they could roughly understand her meaning, so they still understood it. The inside of the Master’s tent became especially quiet for a moment, after they knew what the black ball was, so how could they solve this next then?

Li Ming suddenly patted his thigh, and excitedly said: “If a small firecracker can explode, in that case, many firecrackers together will have formidable powers, as one can well imagine. If we have this type of explosive, we do not need to be afraid of Cang Yue. I will go and look for a firecracker master now.”

Pressing Li Ming’s shoulder to stay put, Pei Che calmly said: “Li Ming, wait a minute, let Shu Qing to finish talking.” If this was so easy like this, Dong Yu would have heard about this powerful weapon before.

Murong Shu Qing praisingly looked at Pei Che, and nodded to say: “Using a firecracker master will not create this explosive.”

“Why?” Did she not say that they were the same?!

How was this Li Ming’s brain so inflexible? Murong Shu Qing sighed and said: “First of all, the material for the gunpowder is not completely the same as a firecracker, there are more stuffs in making of gunpowder, and also the materials that are put in there, are not the same as firecracker.”

Hearing that she said about gunpowder all along, Xuanyuan Yi curiously asked: “What is gunpowder?”

“It is made from a proportion of sulfur, saltpeter and charcoal, then one can make gunpowder. I have already had someone to prepare those.” Murong Shu Qing returned to sit on the chair, and held a warmth tea cup with both of her hands, then she smilingly said with confidence: “Even though a firecracker master can not make a bomb, but this person is essential, oh right, we also need a blacksmith. You guys can look for a firecracker master and three blacksmiths in secret tomorrow.”

“Qing-er, what are you planning to do?” It seemed that she was especially eager to look at this matter.

“We should start making this immediately tomorrow, we do not have any time.” She did not want to be in a hurried like this either, but she was afraid that there was someone who was in hurry if she was not in a hurry.

Xuanyuan Yi took away the tea that was gradually cooling in her hand, and gave her the hot tea that was just steeped by the soldier into her hand again, then he asked: “What are you saying?” She seemed to be sure that Cang Yue would immediately attack.

“I suspect that Cang Yue will attack again within this two days. We need to get this done as quickly as possible. Moreover, they have this kind of weapon, so they will take an opportunity to win the war as soon as possible. So we have to be quicker.”

It had been two months since the deployment, there should already be some movements within Yan Rui’s country, so this person, Hong Ming, he should already receive some news. How long would he be able to stay at Lin Feng Guan boarder, and You Xiao just produced that explosives recently also, otherwise he would not be hiding from the battle during the first deployment. Having this kind of weapon, and adding that to You Xiao’s desire to defeat ‘the God of War’ for a very long time. With regards to You Xiao and Hong Ming, this battle would be better when they could finish it quicker.

“But, who will produce the explosives?!” Huang Xi Feng asked the most crucial question, so everyone’s gazes turned to Murong Shu Qing.

Murong Shu Qing drank a mouthful of tea in not a hurried nor slow manner, and then she shrugged her shoulders and said: “I have not made them in the past either…. we can try making them.” She hoped that the book that she read during that time, did not lie to her, under a normal situation, she would not do this kind of thing for sure, but this time, she was pushed to this so she could not do anything about it.

“Ah….” Everyone was flabbergasted, she had so much confidence talking about this, but as it turned out, it was only in theory ah!

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 118: Explosive (Part 1)

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Chapter 118

Explosive (Part 1)

The sunset finally submerged into the cloud, it only left behind the red cloud color, tonight was the eve of lunar new year, so Murong Shu Qing was looking at the remnants of the red color on the horizon. Softly sighing, this was the first time that she celebrated Chinese New Year with a frightened and trembling heart. Shang Jun was seriously injured, and she did not know whether she was in danger or not, and those several explosive sounds like thunder, also made her anxious about Xuanyuan Yi incessantly.

She had been standing for almost two hours so her feet were somewhat numb, Murong Shu Qing walked and sat beside Qin Xiu Zhi on that big rock, she leaned on the rock so her feet could rest. On the rock, there was an abandoned book, so Murong Shu Qing causally flipped through it for a moment, it was a book about guqin music score. Lifting her eyes to look up to waste the time, Xiu Zhi appeared to be more and more jittery, he who was always sophisticated, was actually walking back and forth unconsciously. Softly putting the guqin music score down, she could only hear a burst sound of loud horses’ hooves that ran back to the main camp, so Murong Shu Qing narrowed her eyes to look towards the camp gate. Not too long after, the dust was flying and scattering everywhere, and a group of troops came in, Yan Yu and Wang Shao were running ahead of the whole troops who were in high spirits, and each one of them were holding an imposing manner, it looked like the breaking of the battle arrays was successful.

Yan Yu rode his horse to Murong Shu Qing’s front, agilely dismounted from his horse, cupped his hands and said: “Master.”

Murong Shu Qing slightly nodded her head, smilingly said: “How was it?” It had been a long time since she saw Cang Su and Yan Yu’s faces that showed these kind of excitements. Following her was actually harder for these two people who were the experts in Jiang Hu in those years. She actually did not understand why they wanted to follow her either, was it because of the words during that rainy night?!

Yan Yu coldly and arrogantly said: “Breaking the battle arrays was very smooth. General Xuanyuan ordered to withdraw the troops, so after we broke the battle arrays, we hurriedly came back.”

“Did we already withdraw the troops?” Hearing this news, Murong Shu Qing who always tightly wrinkled her eyebrows, could finally loosen them up. Xuanyuan Yi actually did not disappoint her, he could advance and retreat, and was a talented commander-in-chef who could judge the situation.

Yan Yu nodded his head and answered: “En, the main army should arrive immediately.” Originally, he did not understand why Xuanyuan Yi wanted to withdraw from a good situation like this, but looking at Master’s relieved expression, could it be that there was another ulterior motive? Remembering that Shang Jun vomited blood while he was in the battle array, Yan Yu anxiously asked: “How is Master Shang’s injury?”

Murong Shu Qing faintly shook her head, and answered: “Cang Su is trying to heal her inside.” She did not know what was going on either. Recalling those weapons today, Murong Shu Qing quietly peered one glance at Yan Yu, and asked somewhat anxiously: “Yan Yu, did you have any injury?” This time, she had some matters that she needed Yan Yu to do immediately, but after the whole day in the battle, she was anxious that his body could not endure it.

Looking at her struggling appearance, Yan Yu lightly hooked up the corners of his mouth, she was always like this, thinking that they were made from clay. Before he was following by her side, he did not even close his eyes for five days and nights in order to complete his mission. Yan Yu let her to examine him once, and then smilingly said: “I am alright, you can say it.”

Looking that he really only had some superficial wounds, Murong Shu Qing said: “I want to quickly know the current internal situation in Yan Rui, moreover… help me find three things. Sulfur, potassium nitrate, and charcoal, the more you can find them, the better.”

Even though he did not understand what she wanted to do with these three things, but Yan Yu still softly answered: “Yes.”

Finished speaking, he immediately got on his horse and left. After Yan Yu left, Murong Shu Qing was still somewhat anxious, as she was not sure whether or not the loud sound from this afternoon, was caused by explosives. If they were explosives, in that case, what was the level of achievement that Cang Yue had in producing those explosives, these questions really made her to have a headache. Stroking her forehead, she wanted to go to the Master’s tent, but she saw that Cang Su came out from Shang Jun’s tent.

Qin Xiu Zhi stepped forward to meet him first, and Murong Shu Qing was also running a little anxiously to Cang Su’s front. During this cold weather, his forehead was unexpectedly sweating, so she took out a piece of handkerchief from her sleeve and gave it to him, then Murong Shu Qing anxiously asked: “Cang Su, how is she?”

Cang Su was holding that piece of cotton, but did not wipe his sweat yet, and immediately answered: “She has not woken up yet, but several of her veins were broken, so her internal injury was very serious.”

“Will there be any life-threatening situation?” Qin Xiu Zhi anxiously looked towards the inside tent all along, this was the most important question that he cared about.

Cang Su looked one glance at him, he shook his head, and answered: “I have already protected the veins in her heart, so there will not be any life-threatening situation. It is just that when she wakes up, it will take some time for her to regain her martial arts ability, it is also possible that she suffers some damages to her acupuncture points, so she may not regain her previous martial arts.”

Looking that Cang Su’s complexion was somewhat not good either, he surely used a lot of his inner power to provide some critical cares for Shang Jun. Patting his shoulder, Murong Shu Qing quietly said: “We understood. Go take a rest quickly. Come and see her again in the evening.”

Looking one glance at the tent that was behind him again, and looking at Murong Shu Qing and Qin Xiu Zhi, Cang Su nodded his head, and turned around to leave.

Murong Shu Qing just wanted to go in to see Shang Jun, when she saw that Qin Xiu Zhi was always staring at the gate of the tent, he appeared to want to go in, but was afraid that it was not appropriate, so he hesitated for a moment. Finally, he still said it to Murong Shu Qing: “I want to go and take a look at him.” If he did not see him, his heart could not be in peace.

Murong Shu Qing softly smiled and said: “Alright, let’s go together.” If she did not let him to see her, she guessed that he would not be able to sleep tonight.

Entering the tent, and when they were at the front screen, Murong Shu Qing softly said: “Xiao Xiao, I and Xiu Zhi want to see Jun.”

Hearing Murong Shu Qing’s voice, Shang Xiao hurriedly put down the muslin covering veil by the bedside, she could not let Qin Xiu Zhi to see the current Elder sister’s appearance. After tidying up appropriately, Shang Xiao just said softly: “Come in. Elder brother has not woken up yet, you guys can just see him like this.”

The two people entered the inner room, even though there was a muslin covering veil, so they could not see Shang Jun clearly, but they could see her figure hazily. Xiu Zhi was standing beside the screen to see the hazy figure that was separated by this muslin covering veil. Even though he could not see his appearance, but he felt that his heart was a little calm. What was wrong with him, could it be that he really have a broken sleeve, how could it be possible! But if it was Shang Jun… maybe… what was he thinking, Shang Jun was injured, and he was still letting his imagination run wild!

After looking at his calm moment and loathing moment, and sighing appearance, Murong Shu Qing softly patted his arm, and said: “Xiu Zhi, I think that Jun will be alright, you are also tired for a whole day, rest earlier.”

Qin Xiu Zhi recovered and looked at Murong Shu Qing who was anxiously looking at him, he did not appear to have any reason to stay behind, so looking one glance at Shang Jun, Qin Xiu Zhi nodded his head and slowly left the tent.

After making sure that Qin Xiu Zhi went out of the tent, Murong Shu Qing immediately walked to the side of the bed, and sat on it. She softly lifted open the light muslin to see that Shang Jun was lying there without any color on her face, and she tightly closed her eyes without any sound at all. The snow white fur mink was tightly wrapped on her, there was no usual bright and energetic looks. Her fine black hair that was always bound up all year round, was scattered on the pillow, and it made her look very weak and thin. Murong Shu Qing softly comforted Shang Jun’s thin and somewhat cold face, not knowing when her eyes were filled with tears, Murong Shu Qing felt resentful that this shoulder had too much heartaches for a woman who was not even twenty years old!

Shang Xiao who resisted her tears all along with great difficulty, they finally fell out of her eyes, she leaned on Murong Shu Qing’s legs and wept exhaustingly. Maybe she was afraid to make any noise for Shang Jun to hear, so she used her hand to cover her lips, so the sound of her weeping was not too loud. But the sound of her weeping sounded like a choking with sobs at this time, so it made Murong Shu Qing feel anxious even more.

Supporting Shang Xiao’s shoulder with her hands, she softly erased the tears from her eyes, and Murong Shu Qing used a definitive tone and firmed expression, she said to Shang Xiao: “It is alright, do not cry. I already asked Cang Su a moment ago, he said that Jun would not have any danger, when she wakes up, and if she has a proper rest, then she will be fine.” She had promised Jun that she would take care of Xiao Xiao properly, if Shang Jun did not recover properly, and Xiao Xiao was crying until she was not feeling well, that would not be good.

“Really?!” Just liked she wanted a guarantee, Shang Xiao sat her body up, her red crying eyes were staring at Murong Shu Qing.

Murong Shu Qing strongly nodded her head, and certainly answered: “When have I lied to you before. Do not cry.”

Getting her guarantee, Shang Xiao also strongly nodded her head, and came to Shang Jun’s side to take a towel and wipe clean a thin layer of sweat that was on her forehead from time to time. She did not cry anymore, her eyes were always watching her interdependent Elder sister.

Murong Shu Qing softly sighed, and quietly came out of the tent.

The grayish moon was drizzling on the sky, it did not look bright, when she was inside the tent a moment ago, she heard the ear-splitting sound of the horses’ hooves, so Xuanyuan Yi should already come back. She urgently needed to know if those were explosives or not. So Murong Shu Qing walked to the outside of the Master’s tent. This was the first time that nobody sent out an invitation for her, and arrived at the Master’s tent on her own.

Outside the tent, two young soldiers stopped her pace to enter in. Xiao Rong saw clearly that it was Murong Shu Qing, so he called out: “Miss Murong.”

Through the moonlight, Murong Shu Qing could clearly see the appearance of this young soldier, so she smilingly said: “Xiao Rong, I have to trouble you to make an announcement for me, I have something that I need to discuss with the General.”

“This…” Xiao Rong hesitated and did not know how to answer this properly, even though she was the General’s wife, but when the General was discussing some military situations, nobody could disturb and bother him. If he was discovered, he would be punished by the military laws.

Looking at his embarrassed face, Murong Shu Qing also knew that the military had its own orders, but according to tonight’s situation, they should discuss this until late at night or maybe until tomorrow. Thinking for a moment, Murong Shu Qing had no choice but to say: “This concerns the military situation. It is very important, so I have to trouble you.”

Xiao Rong clenched his teeth, and answered: “Alright, you wait here for a moment.” Finished speaking, he went into the tent.

Not waiting for a long time, Xiao Rong just ran out of the tent, and said with a smiling expression: “Miss Murong, the General asks you to come in.”

Smiling to thank him, Murong Shu Qing took a big step to enter the tent.

 

Sian’s notes:
I wonder what was the words that were said to Cang Su & Yan Yu during that rainy night before they decided to follow MSQ? And who said those words? MSQ???

The sentence about “the broken sleeve” reference is referred to an ancient legend about an Emperor who had a gay lover. This Emperor was sleeping with this lover & this lover was actually sleeping on the Emperor’s sleeve so instead of waking up this lover, the Emperor cut the sleeve of his garment in order not to wake him up. Thus, “the broken sleeve” usually refers to a gay relationship.