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“Miss Shu Qing, my family’s Master has been waiting for a long time.” Just barely standing there, a woman who was wearing a light purple cheong sam, came out from the side of the huge rock that was not too far away, her gentle voice was as sweet and delightful as her own person.
Murong Shu Qing nodded her head and smilingly said: “Lang Yue, I have to trouble you.” Every time she came here, there was always someone who led her into the Manor, so she had never realized nor paid any attention about these strange battle arrays. Plus after knowing Shang Jun for so many years, she actually did not remember that he was actually an expert in the battle arrays.
Lang Yue gave courtesy and saluted: “Miss Shu Qing, you are too polite. Please follow me.” Then, she led the way in front of them.
After walking for almost an incense stick time, they finally left that dense forest, this made Pei Che and Lei Yi astonishingly looked one glance at each other. As it turned out, this forest was unexpectedly small like this, but they were trapped inside there for a very long time. It seemed that they could not go in nor could they go out, moreover, this woman was also leading the way by going straight forward all the way, she did not make any detour or touched any traps. In a sense, this was just an ordinary forest, but only the people who had been trapped inside before, actually knew how powerful that forest was. It seemed that this was a correct way to look for this Shang Jun this time!
Once they got out of the forest, it was just a stone forest, there were huge rocks, large or small, they were placed in irregular arrangements all around. After passing through the stone forest, one could see a mountain and Piao Miao Manor, there were several big characters ‘Piao Miao Manor’ on a huge bluestone in a wild calligraphy style. There was no stone lions in front of the two mahogany entrance doors, no lanterns, etc, even no character on the lintel either. If those three letters were not written on the bluestone, nobody would believe that this was the famous Piao Miao Manor that was known by these two countries, Cang Yue and Dong Yu.
Going inside, the trail was paved by broken rocks, the red fiery flowers were planted in both side of the trails, when one was walking on the trail, it was as if one was within the sea of fire. It seemed that one could not see the cold winter here, this Piao Miao Manor was actually an extremely wonderful place. But Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che were doubling their alertness, sometimes these kind of extravagant people were actually somewhat mysterious and peculiar.
Comparing to them, Murong Shu Qing appeared to be relaxed and comfortable by a lot, with a smile, she would lightly stroke the gorgeous flowers from both sides from time to time. These flowers were similar as their name, the red pierced heart. But Shang Jun said that these flowers would become redder as the weather became colder, so they could not be planted in the southern part of the country, then she had no choice but to give up transplanting these flowers at the Murong family’s home.
The area of these fiery flowers was big, after walking for half way, one could see at the other end of the sea of flowers, there was a light pink figure who was running forward, this person’s marital arts were not weak. Very quickly, she arrived in front of Murong Shu Qing, and pulled her hand, then she shouted coquettishly: “Shu Qing jiejie, you finally come, I miss you so much.”
Murong Shu Qing also raised her eyebrows, and carried a mischievous smile, she looked at the woman up and down, and her mouth was clicking with praise: “I miss you also ah, let me take a look, en ___ you have grown up, more and more normal!”
The woman stared blankly, her face immediately was red, she shouted unforgivingly: “You laugh at me!” Shu Qing jiejie was corrupted by bad examples, after not seeing her for over a year, she learned how to mock and ridicule people.
Murong Shu Qing laughingly shook her head, she did not say anything wrong either ah, when she (MSQ) first saw her, it was three years ago. She was still a small girl at that time, very thin figure with a childish face, without realizing it, the young girl had already grown into a delicate and bashful young lady.
The two people were laughing for awhile, and the woman just realized that there were a group of people behind Murong Shu Qing, so she asked somewhat puzzled: “Who are they?”
Murong Shu Qing did not have time to introduce them, when the woman looked at Pei Che, she suddenly stared her big eyes, and shouted with a furious face: “It is you?!”
Finished speaking and not waiting for everyone to react, she already pulled a flexible sword from her waist, went after Pei Che vigorously. Pei Che was startled and promptly retreated back, the two people were fighting on the small rocks pathway. The woman exhausted her moves with all her strengths, Pei Che did not understand with the situation, even though he tried to avoid with some difficulties, but the woman’s martial arts were not weak at all. There was also a sword in her hand, so he was somewhat in a difficult situation, so Pei Che retreated to the side and said: “Young lady, what are you doing?!”
He had never seen this young lady before, how did she want to seek his life like this!!
Murong Shu Qing was also looking confused, and inquiringly looking at Xuanyuan Yi, but she also saw that he had a puzzling face, so the two people were helplessly smiling, it seemed that they could not find the answer either.
Afraid that he would bring unnecessary troubles and misunderstandings, he relented and retreated step by step, but the woman did not appear to appreciate his kindness, and really displayed her skills on that flexible sword even more. Taking advantage that Pei Che was retreating backwards, the woman suddenly raised her sword and directly pierced towards Pei Che, so Murong Shu Qing promptly shouted: “Xiao Xiao?!” What was wrong with this girl?!
“Dong!” With a low sound, the woman’s sword was shot down to the ground, the fighting between these two talented people was stopped at last, but the woman was not willing to accept this and still tried to pick up her sword. But she heard a voice that sounded like a clear spring sound that lowly called out: “Xiao-er, stop it.” The sound made the woman who appeared to act like a rat before, changed to act like a cat in a flash, and obediently lowered her head when she called out: “Elder brother!” Then she immediately and quickly ran behind Murong Shu Qing, she did not even dare to raise her head.
“I remember that you are supposed to stay at Ling Yuan courtyard.” A man’s clear and cold voice that was not urgent nor slow sounded, it made the people who heard his voice feel happy. But the woman’s face was flustered and she said: “Alright, alright, alright, I am wrong. I do not dare. But Shu Qing jiejie comes today ah, I really miss her so!” That Ling Yuan courtyard was so boring, she just did not want to stay there!! Moreover, there was Shu Qing jiejie who would help to plea for leniency for her, hehe (chuckling), so elder brother would surely not be doing anything to her.
The man did not feel like paying attention to her, he slightly bowed and smilingly said: “Pei Gongzi, we are lacking manners.”
Pei Che’s hand that was holding a prickly flower, was fiddling with it, who was the person who used this ‘concealed weapon’ that repelled the woman’s sword? This person seemed to have a strong inner power. Just when Pei Che was pondering over, he suddenly heard that someone was speaking to him, so he automatically answered: “It is nothing, Gongzi does not need to be too polite.”
Finished speaking, he raised his head, and his entire person stared blankly at that place, was there really a person in this whole world? He was as sophisticated as a cool breeze and bright moon. He was also as charm as a greenish bamboo and unyielding plum flower, his facial features were impeccable even more. Could it be that he was __ Shang Jun!
Pei Che was not the only one who was astonished, everyone was also staring blankly at Shang Jun’s appearance and manners more or less. Even Murong Shu Qing could not help but to admit that every time she saw him, she would unconsciously look at him for several times. She could not do anything about it, the heavens made him to grow up like this, if she did not look at him, that could not be justified!! Shang Jun was clearly used to the staring, so he ignored everyone, and only said to Murong Shu Qing who was filled with light smile: “Qing, you finally remember to come and see me.”
Murong Shu Qing gently smiled, it was only more than a year, it was as if she was abandoning them for a long time. Shrugging her shoulders, she smilingly asked: “Do the two of you want to crusade against me at the same time?!”
“You say it yourselves?!” Shang Jun did not reply directly either, he mischievously and smilingly looked at her.
Murong Shu Qing innocently looked one glance at Shang Jun, she did not feel like replying his mocking question, and only said: “Alright, let me introduce you to several people. Xuanyuan Yi, Pei Che, Li Ming, Lei Yi.”
Along with Murong Shu Qing’s introduction, they nodded one after another, so it could be said that it was taken care of.
Shang Jun actually already knew Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che, he rejected their invitations, but he did not understand why Shu Qing would want to take them here. Nevertheless, Shang Jun still modestly welcomed them: “Everybody welcomes to this rustic manor, this lowly person is Shang Jun.”
Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che already guessed it earlier, Lei Yi had already seen him before, so they were not surprised, only Li Ming who cried out unbelievingly: “You are Shang Jun?” He was the Master of Piao Miao Manor, except that he looked good in appearance, but he was not extraordinary either! He did not see how that secret arrangement was so remarkable a moment ago. Furthermore, he could not even teach his own younger sister properly, she hit people whom she just met, she really wasted her good appearance!
“Li Ming!” Xuanyuan Yi’s low voice made Li Ming feel apprehensive in his heart, but once he received that reprimanded tone in a flash, he obediently shut up and stood behind Xuanyuan Yi.
The military affairs could not be delayed anymore, even though Pei Che knew that this was not a good timing now, but he still braced himself to say: “Master Shang Jun, we come here today wanting to ask you about one matter __”
Unfortunately, his words had not finished yet, but Shang Jun smilingly interrupted his words: “I have already prepared dinner, let’s eat first! I remember that a certain someone can not stand being hungry.”
He obviously did not want to discuss this matter, so Pei Che was anxious again, and could also swallow the words back. Xuanyuan Yi strongly patted his shoulder, and gave him a tranquil expression, and Pei Che did not have any choice but helplessly nodded.
Shang Xiao smilingly and happily pulled Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and smilingly said: “Shu Qing jiejie, we go quickly to eat.” Finished speaking, she was still ferociously staring one glance at Pei Che who was following behind.
Facing Xuanyuan Yi’s strange smile, and Murong Shu Qing’s ambiguous gaze, Pei Che felt that he was suffering an extreme injustice, he absolutely was not familiar with this young lady!!
Li Ming still asked in his ear cluelessly: “Pei dage, what relationship do you have with that woman ah?”
In the end, he only received two words: “Get lost!”
I think Pei Che gets his own female lead in this chapter. Hahahaha… I’m not sure if this will ever be materialized by the author, but he’s definitely a match with Shang Xiao (the Shang last name isn’t their real name, but I think the Xiao part is her real name). I believe their last name is Wu (again if my memory serves me right).
Remember that jiejie means elder sister & dage means elder brother.
Aiya, everybody seems to be outstandingly beautiful, regardless if it’s a man or a woman, except MSQ. Lol… It’s driving me crazy when the author always exaggerates on the male or female appearances in the novel. Sigh…