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By Qian Lu
Piao Miao (Misty) Manor
It was already between 9-11 pm, today was the thirteenth of the month so the moon gradually became full. The moonlight during the winter time always seemed to be colder, a heavy snow also started to fall down again tonight. Under the moonlight, the snowflakes looked like clear flowers, they were glittering with the cold light. Floating down on the ground, very quickly, the heaven and earth became boundless with white color. It would be the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) for another ten days, but there was not a slight bustling feeling and atmosphere within the army camp. Murong Shu Qing was lightly leaning at the edge of the window, and thinking about Xing Hun and Xing Yue every time during this time, they would be shouting as they wanted her to make the lanterns with them. Unconsciously, the corner of her mouth joyfully raised up, this was her fourth year, and this was also the first time that she was not together to celebrate Chinese New Year with them. She really missed them in her heart, because they were already her closest relatives in her heart long ago.
Xuanyuan Yi did not come to eat dinner with her tonight, it seemed that this strange battle array was really tricky. Murong Shu Qing was just about to go to bed to rest, at this time, there was a soft call from outside the tent: “Miss Murong?!”
Murong Shu Qing looked one glance at Lu Yi who was about to tidy up the bed, at this time, who would be looking for her? Lu Yi went to the side of the door, and lifted the hanging curtain to look, it was that foolish youngster who looked distracted this afternoon. Looking that Lu Yi came out, he was giggling towards her. His simple and honest appearance made Lu Yi to smile afterwards, and she asked: “It is you, what is your name?”
The young soldier promptly stood properly, and smilingly answered: “You can call me Xiao Rong.”
The wind outside was blowing cold air on Lu Yi’s face, and it was extremely painful, ironically, he was still standing in the wind and giggling, so Lu Yi tightly pulled her jacket on her body. Taking her hands and putting them by the side of her lips, while she was expelling her breath and asking: “Xiao Rong, it is very late, why are you looking at my family’s Miss?” This northwest (Xi Bei) weather really made people feel unbearable.
The young soldier looked one glance secretly towards the camp, and then said: “Oh, the General invites Miss Murong to go to the Master's tent.”
Murong Shu Qing was already standing at the side of the door, hearing what he said, she did not speak anything either, and just picked up the cloak by the side of the door. Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “I understand, I have to inconvenient you to lead the way.” It was not easy for him in this cold weather.
Xiao Rong retreated one step, and strongly waved his hand while he said: “Miss Murong is too polite, I am not used to it.” He heard that Miss Murong was the eldest daughter of the affluent family, a blue-blooded nobility. She was also the General’s fiancée, he could not accept her being too polite to him like this.
Murong Shu Qing gently smiled and shook her head, and did not say anything to him again, wearing the cloak properly, she said to Lu Yi who also picked up the cloak: “Lu Yi, you stay inside the room.” When they returned this afternoon, she threw up several times, her complexion was still pale now. The snow outside was very heavy, so her body definitely could not endure it.
“But ___” Miss’ body was still injured!
“No but, rest properly.” It was very rare that Murong Shu Qing talked without any leeway like this, so Lu Yi did not have any alternative but to lower her head and did not dare to speak. But Murong Shu Qing knew that her (LY) heart would be very anxious about her so she gently sighed and said: “Fan Feng, you go with me.”
“Yes.” The man who was always standing outside the door, lowly answered.
Lu Yi happily lifted her head up, Murong Shu Qing gently pushed her inside the room, and went along with Xiao Rong towards the Master’s tent. She was already hopeless with these group of girls, so she could not see when their mouths were weeping like this.
The Master’s tent was not too far away from Murong Shu Qing’s tent, but the wind was big and the snows were heavy, so it made her look like a sorry figure when she entered the Master’s tent. Taking off the cloak from her body, she lifted her eyes to see, and could only see that there were not too many people inside the tent. All of them were wearing armors on their bodies, it looked like they had been discussing the matters since the afternoon until now. Looking that she came in, they were all staring to see her. Murong Shu Qing conveniently and slightly gave courtesy and saluted: “Shu Qing greets all of the Generals.”
At this time, a couple of big hands were supporting her arm, softly holding her waist so that she could stand properly. Murong Shu Qing raised her head to look up, it was Xuanyuan Yi.
Xuanyuan Yi did not say anything, only supported her to sit down on the soft couch next to the master’s seat, her ice-cold hands made his originally solemn face became even gloomier. It was unexpectedly snowing so heavy outside, she actually had not slept yet, and her body was injured by an arrow also. He would actually agree with Pei Che to ask her to come over, he surely went crazy. He really regretted when he saw her coming with the wind and snow covered her body a moment ago.
“Thank you.” Murong Shu Qing was somewhat uncomfortable and she pulled the blanket that Xuanyuan Yi gave her to cover her legs, after all, there were 5-6 people who were inconceivably staring to look at her, and it made her feel somewhat awkward at the beginning. These group of people made her to come here, it was not because they wanted to clearly look at her.
The atmosphere was extremely strange like this, so Murong Shu Qing just wanted to ask what the matter was that she had to come here. Once she raised her head, she saw Pei Che who was sitting across from her, whose arm was covered by a thick gauze. His face showed a self mocking when he was looking at his own arm, so Murong Shu Qing asked: “Pei Che, what is wrong with your hand?” It was reasonable to say that he was at the army camp from afternoon up until now, so how could he sustain an injury?
Pei Che smilingly shook his head and said: “It is alright, just a little injury. I almost caught that spy a moment ago, unfortunately, I let their many accomplices rescued him out!”
“En, when I was just about to go to the Master’s tent a moment ago, I found a black dress and sly man who was looking all over the places, I was fighting with him. Originally, I was able to capture him, unexpectedly, his many accomplices attacked me from behind. Their martial arts were extremely excellent, so all of them ran away.” Speaking of this, he did not have any choice but to admire the martial art of that black dress man. He was extremely talented, if he was Cang Yue’s person, it was indeed not too encouraging.
“It was certainly a person who was arranged by Cang Yue.” Li Ming punched the side of the wooden table, the table made a thumping sound, and produced a squeaking sound, it seemed that it was on the verge of collapse.
Murong Shu Qing lightly shook her head, this person’s temperament was so violent like this, if Xuanyuan Yi did not exercise control and teach him, she was afraid that he could get into trouble. Her shoulder injury started to ache, so Murong Shu Qing did not want to continue listening, and asked: “I do not know what is the matter that these Generals ask me to come here?”
All of the people who were present, looked at Pei Che, so Murong Shu Qing knew that Pei Che was the one who called her to come here. So she turned her head to look at him. Pei Che met Murong Shu Qing’s elegant gaze, he sighed and said: “Shu Qing, this battle array today is strange, I and all of the other Generals are helpless up until now, but we can not make those soldiers to die innocently, also can not completely flee and not fight. I know that you have many capable and distinguish people under you, do you know if anybody is proficient in the five elements (Wu Xing), or adept in breaking this battle array?"
He actually thought that this method did not have any solution, You Xiao did not seem to comply with the common military campaign when he fought with them, he constantly put forth these dangerous moves and tricks. Moreover, it appeared that he had so many capable people in his side, just liked those people tonight. They could simply come to the army camp easily, besides Xuanyuan Yi, there was basically no one who could match them.
“This ~~ ” Murong Shu Qing somewhat hesitated, when she heard them talking about this battle array today, she only knew that it was a tricky move. But, within the people on her side, besides Feng Qi Xuan who knew and studied some strange division method (Qi Men Shu Shu), it seemed that nobody would understand it. And his ability did not seem to be sufficient to deal with Cang Yue. Furthermore, there was certainly one person who knew it ___ Chu Yin. But thinking of his colorful garment that looked like dripping blood, and that cold and ruthless eyes, she was not sure that she could convince him. Murong Shu Qing was thinking for a while, then she shook her head and answered: “No one. Forgive me for my helplessness.”
Her words were just left out, a scoffing sound could be heard immediately: “I already said what could this woman know!” Even though she was not as arrogant as before, but she was still raised as a wealthy Miss, what could she help. He really did not understand what Pei dage was thinking towards her all along.
“Li Ming!” Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che’s voices berated him at the same time, and they made Li Ming felt resentful even more. What good that this woman had, so these two people were protecting her like this!!
Xuanyuan Yi felt distressed looking at Murong Shu Qing’s tired face, but she was still sitting here, this was originally his affairs, but he actually implicated her to come here. Using his tightly fisted hands to hold her ice-cold hands firmly, Xuanyuan Yi supported Murong Shu Qing to stand up and thought of taking her back.
Pei Che felt a headache, looking at Li Ming who was still sulking, he just could not be quiet, even though he knew Shu Qing for a long time and knew that she would not get angry for this trivial matter. But he (LM) did not know that when he (PC) made Murong Shu Qing to come over, Xuanyuan Yi’s face already looked like lightning flashes and thunder rolls! And he still wanted to aggravate this situation!!
Murong Shu Qing laughed, she would not bicker about this, but she did not know that their appearances now, were because of she was a femme fatale (causing a problem), she really felt injustice. Following Xuanyuan Yi’s hand, Murong Shu Qing stood up, and she should return to rest earlier. When they just got up, a little more than 50 years old General who was always sitting near the furthest side of the door, suddenly stood up, with somewhat hesitating, he finally cupped his hands to salute and said with a clear voice: “Actually, this old General knows one person.”
Murong Shu Qing lifted her eyes to look, this man’s voice sounded like a big bell, his complexion was magnanimous, he was not young anymore. Since he was still able to be in the military, he should be a good General, so unconsciously, she stopped her footsteps as she wanted to listen to what he said.
Li Ming was the most excited person, and immediately shouted: “Who, General Lei, quickly say it ah!”
Pei Che and Xuanyuan Yi looked one glance at each other, and looked towards Lei Yi at the same time. Lei Yi was the old General who defended Lin Feng Guan border, so he was the best person who understood the topography, weather and culture here. So he really should be able to recommend a good talent.
Under everyone’s anticipated gazes, Lei Yi said with a clear voice: “The Master of Piao Miao (Misty) Manor, Shang Jun.”
I hate that Li Ming guy… The ‘woman’ word that he was using, was actually a derogatory word that literally meant that a married woman should stay at home. 😬 I mean this was an ancient period novel so no woman is allowed to work or involved in any of those so called ‘men’ affairs. But he doesn’t have to be so rude!!
Finally, another MSQ’s BFF shows up in this chapter. At least her name is mentioned at the end of this chapter. Hehehe… I’m curious what kind of personality this woman has as I may (a big may here) translate her story next. So it’s important to see if she has a likable personality or not. Hahaha…