Bandit’s Den Meet Old Friend
“Brother, the peach forest is on fire!”
Feng Cheng heard his most favorite peach forest is burning, his handsome feminine face immediately turned dark as if he was going to kill somebody . He did not hesitate and leaped towards the forest .
When he found the origin of the fire, he saw a young woman with plain shirt sitting under a peach tree– enjoying the cool air . He wasn’t trying to be funny but her emotion was really at ease, she looked like she deliberately broke into his peach field to enjoy the wind .
“Did you start the fire?” He asked .
Murong Yun Shu was shocked by the sudden voice, when did this person walk in front of her? She stood up and patted the dust on her body and raised her head asked: “Are you the owner of the peach forest?” Did she actually take on the wrong person, could it be that this place wasn’t the bandit’s den, but a hideout of a superlunary master? This person in front of her, his skin was as white as a corpse, but beautiful as a woman, she couldn’t find any aura of a thief on him .
“Did you start the fire?” He repeated .
“Are you the owner of the peach forest?” She continued asking without reply, her sight wasn’t angry nor frustrated staring at him .
Feng Cheng was stunned, this woman looked soft and weak, but inside her bone was so stubborn . “That’s right, I am the owner of the peach forest . Did you start the fire?”
“No . ”
“Then what is this?” He pointed at the direction where a pile of branches billowing smoke and said .
Murong Yun Shu slightly raised her left eyebrows and replied: “Branches billowing smoke . ” It was also her signal to seek for help .
Feng Cheng was speechless that he laughed: “You are so humorous . ”
Murong Yun Shu did not deny: “Do you know where do the bandits gather in this Hua Tuo Mountain?”
Feng Cheng suspiciously stared at her from top to bottom and said: “Did you come here to catch the bandits?”
“I am here to get robbed by the bandits . ”
Once again Feng Cheng laughed out loud: “Do you know whose territory you’re standing on now?”
Murong Yun Shu stunned awhile when she heard the word ‘territory’, then she understood something and said: “You are the most decorous bandit I’ve ever seen . ”
“You are the most interesting woman I’ve ever seen . ” Feng Cheng looked at her as if she was no better than him .
Murong Yun Shu had successfully walked out the peach forest under the lead of Feng Cheng, she entered the bandits large base—three cottages, it matches with him well .
Entering into one of the cottages, Murong Yun Shu looked around the empty four walls and curiously asked: “Is your treasures hidden or there’s no treasure to expose?” If it’s the after choice, that was quite a failure of him as a bandit .
“Why did you find me for?” He remembered she said she was here to get robbed by the bandits, which means she came to look for him, the ‘boss of mountain’ .
“I still had two servants at the halfway up of the mountain, please rob them up here . ”
“I don’t rob today . ”
“Why?” If bandits don’t rob then what are they going to live with? Murong Yun Shu suddenly understood why does the bandit’s den look so poor and shabby .
“Today is not an auspicious day . ” Feng Cheng realized he got affected by her, the words his spoken had also made him dumbfounding .
Looks like even bandits need to choose an auspicious day to rob? It’s not even robbing a mistress to be his wife! Murong Yun Shu had already suspected that he wasn’t an ordinary bandit, now she even affirmed her suspect . “I heard the imperial envoy came here as a guest, could you ask him to come out for a meet?”
As Murong Yun Shu just finished speaking, she heard a high pitch voice arrogantly chirping like a sparrow coming from the door: “Who are you? Why do you want to find Nie Qing? What is your relationship with him? You, you you…… Don’t tell me you’re his woman?”
“Ling’er, don’t be rude . ” Feng Cheng scolded in a low voice .
“I’m just worried about him!” Feng Ling mumbled softly, she doesn’t dare to be impudent, a pair of pure black eyes innocently stared at Murong Yun Shu, after a second she angrily mumbled again: “Long feet, tiny waist, large chest, small face and big alluring eyes . Hmmph! Nie Qing is such a Casanova, Casanova!”
Murong Yun Shu burst in laughter and said: “Who doesn’t meet a few Casanovas when young, young girl you don’t have to take it to your heart . ”
“What young girl?” Feng Ling opened her round eyes widely, then she solemnly said: “I’m twenty this year!”
“Uhh……” She looked like she was twelve .
“How old are you?” Feng Ling asked, she thought maybe Murong Yun Shu was younger than her .
“Older than you . ”
“You’re lying . ” Feng Ling doesn’t believe .
“Mmhmm . ” Murong Yun Shu confessed immediately .
Feng Ling couldn’t believe her eyes at all, how is there someone who lied and confessed so fast!
Murong Yun Shu smiled but did not say anything, it’s true that she wasn’t older than her, she’d be eighteen in September .
Feng Ling pouted her lips and asked: “What is your relationship with Nie Qing?”
“Strangers . ”
Feng Ling was stunned, after one second she suddenly squealed: “Could it be prenatal betrothal?!”
Prenatal betrothal? Can’t believe she could come up something like that! Murong Yun Shu couldn’t hold anymore and laughed out: “I didn’t know the bandits have such rich imagination . ”
“Who is the bandit? I’m not a bandit! If it’s not because brother lost a fighting contest to……”
“Ling’er!” Feng Cheng halted Feng Ling from continuing: “Go and ask Nie Qing to come . ”
“Oh . ” Feng Ling did a grimace then she ran off, brother is so dictation! After some time, Feng Ling rushed into the door and said urgently: “Brother, Nie Qing is gone!”
Murong Yun Shu’s heart sank, looks like this trip to Hua Tuo Mountain is a waste……
“Look around again, he doesn’t know about five phrase astrology, he won’t be able to walk out the peach circle……”
Feng Cheng hasn’t finished talking yet, suddenly a banter voice sounded from outside of the house: “Are you talking about a skinny and weak white-faced scholar?”
As the sound stopped, the person walked in as if he descended like the wind, his long cuff flutters as always, along with his extraordinary presence .
Murong Yun Shu was shocked, she did not think that she would bump into him in this kind of place, but her expression was still calmly as always, her sight did not stay on him for long .
Feng Cheng: “Brother Chu, long time no see . ” He gnashed his teeth in anger .
Chu Changge: “Brother Feng, how are you?” He hid a dagger in his smile .
These two men must be incompatible as fire and water . Murong Yun Shu had a thought, she remained calm and composed while waiting for this pair of ‘old friends’ reunion and pull their sword .
However, she waited quite a long time, but the scene did not go to the way she imagined . Suddenly, Feng Ling spoke softly beside her ears: “Look, my brother is going to lose again . ”
“Has the competition already started?” Murong Yun Shu was confused .
“It’s going to finish soon . ” Feng Ling blinked her eyes and asked: “Don’t you know about martial arts?”
Murong Yun Shu shook her head, she doesn’t understand at all .
“Oh, no wonder then . ” Feng Ling shrugged her shoulders and said: “My brother and Brother Chu are competing with their inner power, look at my brother sweating like pouring rain, his muscles are tightened and his face went pale, however, Brother Chu looked so relaxing, it’s obvious who’s winning and who’s losing . ”
Looks like a gentleman also fights in a gentle way . Murong Yun Shu was actually disappointed, in her imagination, the duels in the underworld should involve glint and flash of cold steel, combat in death and life, should be more horrifying than a cockfighting .
“Puu—” Feng Cheng spat out blood from his mouth, his both legs were so weak that he almost fell down .
“Brother!” Feng Ling immediately went up and support Feng Cheng to sit down, her pink lips moved and acted like a spoiled child to Chu Changge: “Brother Chu you’re so mean, you always forgot to show some mercy . ”
Chu Changge smiled charmingly and said: “It’s your brother’s fault for not making any progress . ”
Feng Cheng hmmph grumpily with a gloomy face .
“Brother Chu, where have you seen that weak scholar before?” Feng Ling asked .
“Peach forest . ”
“Then where is him?”
“He got driven away by me . ”
“Huh?!!” Feng Ling was so shocked that she almost cried: “You drove him away?!”
Chu Changge raised his eyebrows: “I’ve helped you to drive away the intruders in the peach forest, what are you crying for?”
“Nie Qing wasn’t an intruder, he is my…… my…… . Aiya, why did you helped him to escape!” Feng Ling hastily ran into the peach forest to find him, not for few minutes, she came back with her face burnt into smoky black: “Brother, the peach forest is on fire again, this time it’s real!” Then she rashly ran out again .
Feng Cheng really wanted to kill people this time, he doesn’t need to use his brain to think and he already knew who set the fire, he even knew that unless the God shows mercy pouring a heavy rain, or else the peach forest will be burnt to ashes .
“I did not breach my promise . ” He angrily said: “In these three years I haven’t taken a step out of this Hua Tuo Mountain nor accepting any request for healing their sickness, sometimes I even act like a bandit and robbed some passer-by, I’ve done everything that you told me to . ”
Act like a bandit……Murong Yun Shu suddenly got enlightened, no wonder she swaggered through the streets, her carriage was inlaid with gold and jewelry, she even tied a bell in case the bandits couldn’t find her, but she was still able to be safe .
“I know . ” Chu Changge said .
“Then why did you burn my peach forest?!” Feng Cheng grunted .
Chu Changge laughed softly and said: “Things that Madam desires to do but couldn’t complete, as a husband, of course I should help her fulfill . ”
“Madam?” Feng Cheng couldn’t understand, he looked at Chu Changge’s sight bluntly staring at the one and only woman in the scene, suddenly he figured out the meaning of his, Feng Cheng complexly looked at Murong Yun Shu: “You’re his wife?”
“No . ” Murong Yun Shu calmly denied .
“We already had a betrothal . ” Chu Changge said with an overbearing tone .
“Betrothal can be broken anytime . ” She had been returned once .
Chu Changge frivolously laughed: “Now the whole world knows that you and I, Chu Changge had a betrothal, except for me, who else dares to marry you?”
“I’ll accompany the green lamp lights . ” Murong Yun Shu’s tone was lightly from the beginning until the end, as if she was a pond of a gentle breeze and calm waves, even if other people tried to stir, they still couldn’t stir away her calmness .
Chu Changge was like an unstoppable hurricane instead, he won’t give up unless he crumples the pond water . He raised his mouth corner, a faint smile staring at her and said: “I didn’t expect that Madam has already decided not to marry anyone besides me, I am so happy . ”
When did she say she doesn’t marry anyone besides him? Murong Yun Shu realized she couldn’t handle his thick face at all, and hence she decided to ignore his words—she should take no offense at a child’s babble—she’s an adult, she shouldn’t fuss over a minor man .