Her life should not end
It was a dark night with heavy wind blowing, the fog was condensed and most probably a great opportunity for escaping.
Murong Yun Shu stood in front of the window, she wanted to jump down from here, but her bones were soft and she doesn't know any martial arts, if she really jumps off like this she'll definitely become into a disability at least if she didn't die. Suddenly, she remembered that day Chu Changge teased her in the peach forest.
He said, everyone who doesn't know about martial arts should become a bird.
But she felt that the correct statement should be like this, everyone who doesn't know about martial arts should become a cat. Cat is so flexible, even if it jumps off from here it won't die anyway.
Murong Yun Shu laughed softly, then she closed the window and prepared to sleep. As she turned around, she suddenly saw a masked people wearing black stood in front of her holding a long sword, Murong Yun Shu was so shocked that she almost jumped out.
The man in black coldly stared at Murong Yun Shu, the long sword in his hand moved a little, as if he was thinking whether to cut off her legs first or her hands first.
"Sir, did you went to the wrong room?" Originally, Murong Yun Shu wanted to wait for him to speak up, but she guessed if she waits for him to speak up, she's probably a dead meat by then, so she decided to talk first when she is still alive.
"You are Murong Yun Shu?" Said with a cold voice but mixing with a little of Shu accent.
Murong Yun Shu slightly struggled and replied: "No." This so called pride, should abandon whenever it should be. Otherwise, what's the use of pride when her bones are going to get crushed?
"You are." His tone was certain: "I've seen your painting before."
You knew but you still asked? Murong Yun Shu couldn't help but laughed: "Then the painting you've seen must be really different."
"If you're not Murong Yun Shu, then who are you?" Murong Yun Shu's calmness made the man in black waved his mind.
"If you just want to kill someone for fun, then why do you want to care who I am?"
"I only kill Murong Yun Shu."
"Then you may go now."
The man in black glared at her and gone silence for a few seconds, then suddenly a long sword stabbed towards Murong Yun Shu.
Murong Yun Shu took a cold breath in, she wasn't fast enough to dodge the sword, looking at the sword had already reached on her neck, the distance between the blade and her neck is only about 1cm or less, she could faintly felt that the sword was emitting a cold aura.
She carefully took another deep breath, and tried to make her voice doesn't seem like trembling: "Can you let me understand something before I die?" The man in black did not reply, but his gaze told her that he approved in silent. Hence she asked again: "Who asked you to come and kill me? I believe I don't have any enemy; I really don't understand why would someone wants my life."
Murong Yun Shu became more blurred, don't even say that she had never met King Liang in her life, she even never been to the sealed land Shu state, how did she offend that old man?
As she was having doubt, suddenly another black shirt man appeared in the room out of nowhere. If it wasn't because there's already an uninvited guest in the room, or else Murong Yun Shu will really suspect herself was having a dim eyesight hallucinating black shirt man. Although this room doesn't have any copper wall nor iron wall built, but at least it had a complete and intact wall, the doors and windows were closed, how the heck did they get in?
Glaring at the two black shirt assassins, Murong Yun Shu suddenly had risen an incomparable sense of worship, those who know about martial arts must be god, and she herself must born as a god in her next life.
At the same time, the man in black no.1 also realized something wasn't right, so he turned his head over to take a look. The man in black no.2 clearly seemed that he didn't expect that someone would swift-footed arrived first on his target, he stunned at there for a while.
Murong Yun Shu suddenly hit upon a way out of a predicament, she shouted loudly: "What are you waiting for, hurry and do something!" She said with a bossy tone as if she was ordering them to take action.
Both of them were stunned by her shout, they blankly stood for some time then they started fighting at the same time. There's no choice for them, since they're not from the same side, which means they're enemies. If I don't kill you, you'll kill me. He who strikes first prevails he who strikes late fails.
Lu'er was living in the next room and she was wakened up by the loud noise, she blurry pushed the door open, with one hand rubbing her eyes and her mouth saying: "Miss, I think I heard someone is fighting."
The fighting noises immediately stopped. Those two men in black suddenly realized that Murong Yun Shu had already escaped, the windows were open, and they immediately jumped off from the window to chase her.
Lu'er yawned and opened her eyes, she saw the room was all messy but she couldn't see any shadow. Where had Miss gone?
Murong Yun Shu did not die from falling nor became a disability, because when she jumps off, an unlucky person just happened to pass by, she fell right on his back laid on the ground like a scapegoat. She hastily said 'thank you' to him and immediately ran off. She wasn't really familiar with the capital, after roaming around for almost half day, she decided to take a rest at an abandoned temple. When she stopped, she only remembered that she sprained her ankle last time at Hua Tuo Mountain, and it so pained that she couldn't even stand properly. However, just now when she tried to escape, she didn't even feel any pain at all.
Human is surely a weird animal. When there's nothing for humans to rely on, they will become stronger unconsciously.
Murong Yun Shu ridiculed at herself, she softly rubbed her ankle while observing the surroundings. The temple wasn't big but it wasn't small either, there's a statue of Buddha in the middle of the temple, but it was covered with spider webs, and dust is everywhere, it looked very abject. There was a stone terrace in front of the Buddha statue with two candlesticks on it, looked the same with dust cover on it.
Suddenly, some footsteps were heard from the outside of the temple, Murong Yun Shu immediately became alerted, she tiptoed quickly and walked to the back of the Buddha statue and hid herself behind it.
"Nie Qing, don't be unhappy, I just want to rest for a while. Since the sun hasn't come out yet, the palace door is closed, even if you walk faster you still couldn't enter the palace!"
It was Feng Ling! Murong Yun Shu was relieved, after the times she's been unlucky, she finally could be lucky for once.
"I can use deliver urgent memorials as a reason to enter the palace."
"But you don't have to be in such a hurry! I'm so exhausted right now."
"If the people of King Liang had taken action, even if you're not exhausted, someone would've to kill you."
Murong Yun Shu immediately pricked her ears up to listen when she heard the word 'King Liang'.
"Who will kill me?"
"Didn't you say that Chu Changge's martial art was godly? You caused his fiancée to death, if he doesn't kill you then who will he kill?"
Chu Changge's fiancé? Wasn't they talking about her! Murong Yun Shu got dizzied, how would Feng Ling cause her to death?
"Nie Qing doesn’t you speak carelessly, when did I cause Murong to death? If Brother Chu really misunderstood, I'm really dead by then."
"You dragged my feet and delayed my time to enter the palace, I couldn't request the Emperor to send someone to protect Murong Yun Shu, what if she was murdered, whose fault is there to blame?"
Murong Yun Shu was shocked, Nie Qing knew that King Liang would send someone to assassinate her?!
"Fine. Then……Then if Brother Chu wants to kill me, will you save me?"
"You caused Murong Yun Shu to die, even if he doesn't kill you, I'll take action too."
"You, you, you……. Is it that you liked Murong?"
"Don't simply say."
"I didn't simply say! If you don't like her, why would you help her to take revenge on me?"
Murong Yun Shu facepalmed, she felt the corner of her forehead veins jumped a few times. She hasn't died yet, what are they taking revenge about!
"I'm taking revenge for the name of common people. Huifeng Bank controls ninety percent of the whole kingdom's economy, once she dies, the bank will fall into the pocket of King Liang."
"King Liang is the emperor's small brother, doesn't fall into his hand equals to fall into the kingdom's hand, what are you angry about?"
"Never mind, you don't understand anything at all."
Murong Yun Shu understood the meaning of Nie Qing's words—King Liang wanted a coup de tat. But there's a point that she couldn't understand, why if she dies, the bank would fall into the hands of King Liang? Even if she doesn't have any successors, she still had a fiancé, if worse comes to worse, the bank should be confiscated to the kingdom. Of course, the kingdom would only get an empty shell with heavy loans, the silver taels in the bank she had already moved to the other place, while another part of the silver taels was hidden by her father at Mingjian Sect……
Suddenly, Murong Yun Shu was enlightened, Mingjian Sect and King Liang had already colluded each other. The reason of King Liang wanted to kill her was to use her to take down the kingdom's economy. Sadly, he underestimated her luck, and also underestimated the scale of Huifeng Bank. Father hid the fifty million silver taels in Mingjian Sect, was actually a small part of the bank, also the value of the bank itself excluding the saved silver taels from the people.
Father had always liked to make his wealth in ethical means, he must have decided to 'sell' the bank to the kingdom, that's why he took away those fifty million silver taels as his reward. What's funny was, the Mingjian Sect looked like they had obtained treasures, and colluded with King Liang to take down the kingdom.
What a scum of a community! Murong Yun Shu coldly smiled.
"Who is there?!" Nie Qing was alerted and carefully asked.
"I didn't know that Lord Nie as a court official was also quick-eared and sharp-eyed." Murong Yun Shu walked out from the Buddha Statue and said.
"Murong!" Feng Ling screamed in shock.
"You're still alive." Looking at this 'friend' who 'left him to sink in danger', Nie Qing doesn't have the intention to give her a good face.
Murong Yun Shu doesn't care about his coffin face, she lightly said: "I've heard it all."
"Follow me to my place, we'll enter the palace once the sky is bright."
Murong Yun Shu shook her head and said: "I still need to go to the brothel."
"I'll accompany you!" Feng Ling excitedly said.
Nie Qing felt there's a lot of big crows flying over his head, his expression was smelly as dirty socks, he ignored Feng Ling and turned his head around and asked Murong Yun Shu: "What are you going to do at a brothel?"
"Wait until you die, you can sleep as much as you like."
"The netherworld also has brothel?"
"……What are you intending to do at a brothel in exact?"
If you follow me then you'll know. Murong Yun Shu lightly raised her eyebrows and said: "Bai Hua brothel, please lead the way." She doesn't know the direction.
Did he say he'll follow her? Nie Qing had thought that she was weird, but now he thought that the one who was weird was himself, because her expression was too calm and natural.