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Entering the Battle Array
“Out of the question!” Inside the Master’s tent, several people were surrounding the military’s topographic map and discussing it properly, but the three people who were sitting by the side and drinking the tea, were shouting at the same time.
It was because Shang Jun’s suggestion that she would enter the battle array alone to check it out.
The first person who raised her disagreement was Shang Xiao, and she ran in front of Shang Jun, and pulled her hand, Shang Xiao furiously called out: “Elder brother, you came here not to sacrifice your life for this!” She just heard when they were explaining a moment ago that the battle array was very scary, there were snow wolves, how could they not go in to check it out on their own!
Qin Xiu Zhi also raised his good looking sword like eyebrows, and asked: “Is there no other method?”
Murong Shu Qing also did not agree and said: “Jun, this is extremely dangerous.”
Even though Shang Jun’s heart felt warmth and was moved that they were really protected of him, but she somewhat did not know whether to laugh or cry, and helplessly said: “You guys do not need to be too nervous like this, if I do not enter the battle array to check it out, how can I break the battle array?!” Did they think that she could just depend on her imagination to break it?!
Even though it was somewhat reasonable, but elder sister was her only close relative, so Shang Xiao was still not willing to accept it, and said: “But, you can just command it properly, why do you need to go in ah? Can they not go in?!” Finished speaking, she was still firmly staring one glance at those so called Generals, a group of big men, but they still wanted her sister to be in danger by herself.
Shang Jun sighed, and solemnly said: “Xiao-er, they do not understand the battle array, so how they can discuss about breaking the battle array! If you are willful again, you should return to the Manor.” She knew that Xiao-er was worry for her, but this was not a way.
Shang Xiao felt grievances so she pouted her mouth, and was pitifully looking at Murong Shu Qing, she would surely listen to Shu Qing jiejie’s advise.
Sensing Shang Xiao’s cry for help expression, Murong Shu Qing also felt contradiction in her heart, she did not understand anything about this battle array, and she was also anxious for Shang Jun. But what Shang Jun was saying, was actually the truth, if one could not understand the battle array, how could one discuss about breaking it. Murong Shu Qing was thinking, and she asked: “In that case, according to what you are seeing it now, what kind of battle array is this?” If there was a chance, maybe there was no need to go in?
Shang Jun pointed at the topographic map and said: “According to the outside view, this is a battle array that uses mountain rocks and forest trees, there are many five elements battle arrays, but they are all the same that they can make people to lose in their directions, then, the enemy troops will conveniently start to attack. But according to these Generals were saying, after they went in, they did not hear any sound, there was no fighting sound, while they finally met with the snow wolves, so there might be another battle array inside it. Therefore, I want to personally enter it to check it out so I can think of a way to break it.” She actually did not have any other choice but to enter it personally, if there was still a living person who went in last time, she could get the situation inside, or they knew what the name of the battle array that You Xiao arranged. At this point, she could research a method on how to break the battle array, but this battle array was not known now, how she could break it if she did not enter it.
Murong Shu Qing still wanted to say something, but Shang Jun lightly shook her head, and made her to swallow the words that she wanted to say. So she could only support her, since this was her decision, and this was the only way.
Shang Xiao knew that elder sister had already decided to enter this battle array, so containing her tears, she begged and said: “Then, you do not need to go alone ah, there are many people, let them accompany you, alright?”
Xuanyuan Yi was fully aware that this battle array was vicious and dangerous, no matter what the reason, Shang Jun was willing to come and help them. So he did not wish to see him get harmed, so he also advised: “Master Shang, I will arrange for some troops to accompany you, so they can protect your safety properly.”
At this time, Lei Yi stepped one step forward, he cupped his hands and said with a clear voice: “This Old General is willing to go.” From the time they went to Piao Miao Manor until now, and for the whole journey, he did not have any opportunity to express his gratitude to Master Shang. Even if he said it, Master Shang might not remember it either, so entering the battle array this time, he was aware that everything would point to a disaster. But he still wished to follow and protect him with all of his heart, and this could be regarded as his repayment to save his life.
Shang Jun smiled and shook her head, she said: “Many thanks to General’s good intention, but the inside battle array is not like an ordinary place. I only go to check it out to see the formation of the battle array, so it will be less dangerous if I go in alone.” By going in, she wished that she could try her best to touch the trap inside the battle array as little as possible. Moreover, with her martial arts and understanding of the five elements battle array, it would not be a difficult matter if she wanted to get out. If she added a team of troops, it would definitely be very difficult.
Patting her hand that was always held firmly, she gave a bright smile to Shang Xiao, and Shang Jun cupped her hands to salute, smilingly said: “Everybody does not need to be anxious, I will go and return.” Finished speaking, she nimbly went out of the tent.
Everyone was also following her to go out of the tent, after the snow melted in the afternoon, the atmosphere was filled with coldness and a faint plum fragrance. Shang Jun walked in front of her horse. She stroke the horse’s head once lightly, and suddenly said to Murong Shu Qing who was standing the furthest back: “Qing, I have something that I want to say to you.”
Murong Shu Qing was somewhat puzzled over it, but she still walked to her front. She only saw that Shang Jun slightly lowered her head and muttered several words inside Murong Shu Qing’s ear. Finished speaking, she straddled on the back of the horse, but Shu Qing opened her eyes big, she managed to grab Shang Jun’s arm to stop her and was not willing to let her go. Shang Jun helplessly shook her head, and sighed to the side of her ear again: “I only say if, believe me.”
For a very long time, Murong Shu Qing just slowly loosened up her hand, Shang Jun turned around and got on the horse, she ran off on the snow as if she was a bow string arrow that was leaving. Murong Shu Qing was blankly looking at Shang Jun’s back that was leaving, she did not know whether or not she felt regret when she let go off her hand. Because the words that Shang Jun said in her ear was: If I am unable to return back, help me take care of Xiao-er.
A pair of strong arms embraced her into his bosom, he did not know what Shang Jun was telling her that made her have a lost expression like this. He did not like that she kept staring at another man’s back like this, but he was even more concerned that she had a lost expression like this. Lightly patting Murong Shu Qing’s back, Xuanyuan Yi asked her in a low voice: “What is wrong?”
Murong Shu Qing was leaning on Xuanyuan Yi’s shoulder, she softly shook her head, and answered: “I am alright.” Taking a deep breath, and softly struggled free from Xuanyuan Yi’s light embrace on her arm, Murong Shu Qing walked over to those tall white plum flower tree.
Xuanyuan Yi was looking at Murong Shu Qing’s figure that was getting further away, when would she be willing to rely on him, willing to speak her mind for him to listen to, willing to make him protect her!!
Lightly leaning on the tall plum tree, the plum flower petals were scattering and floating down incessantly along with the cold wind, as if it was petals raining. Murong Shu Qing reached out to take a white plum flower petal that was slowly rolling into her palm, she was continuously praying in her heart: Shang Jun, Shang Jun, you must be alright.
Tightly clenching the white plum flower petal in her hand, Murong Shu Qing quietly and calmly closed her eyes.
“Master.” Fan Feng was silently standing behind Murong Shu Qing. Murong Shu Qing who was still leaning on the tree trunk, had not answered yet. Fan Feng continued to say: “Yan Yu came back, there is some news about the person whom you are looking for.”
Murong Shu Qing opened her eyes, and uncertainly asked: “Really?” She did not mishear it, right, did he say Mo Can’s news? Not waiting for he reply, Murong Shu Qing was slowly running towards her tent.
Once she entered the tent, Murong Shu Qing was gasping for air, while she asked urgently: “Yan Yu, did you find Mo Can?” Her heart was jumping wildly, she did not know if it was because she was running to come here, or because she wanted to hear the news about Mo Can.
Yan Yu was waiting to face Murong Shu Qing’s sight, and affirmatively answered: “I have not found him yet, but there is some news, about 30 li outside of the the Feng Shan mountain, Yun Zhen, there were some people who had seen Mo Can.”
Even though she was somewhat disappointed, but there was finally some news about Mo Can. Murong Shu Qing anxiously asked: “Are you sure that it was him?”
“It should be, I already investigated the appearance of him.” In order to make sure that it was Mo Can, he still took Mo Can’s portrait, and asked almost everybody at that small town, there were eight people at that time who were sure that they looked at the man in the portrait. Accordingly, there was no doubt that it was him based on his temperament and behavior.
“He was really alive.” Even though she believed it in her heart that Mo Can was still alive, but there was no news for this past month, so it still made her heart to feel anxious constantly. She could finally be sure that he was alive, so Murong Shu Qing was relaxed in her heart now, and she said: “Continue looking, you must find him.”
When Yan Yu turned around to leave, Murong Shu Qing suddenly called out to him, and asked: “Wait a moment, how is the situation in Yan Rui?” Dong Yu was prepared to strike back now, so she wanted to know if they could break Hong Ming and Cang Yue’s alliances.
“Feng Yi has already successfully purchased the agricultural varieties from various places and secretly moved them back to Dong Yu, he is still purchasing more products. Additionally, he intentionally and artificially inflates the prices during his dealings. The majority of the landowners in Yan Rui believe that the price of the cottons go up greatly, except the Imperial court put several regulations outside the place, most of them are ready to replace to cottons. An Qin Xuan has been purchasing a great amount of rare medicinal ingredients from Yan Rui, and will not resell them within the small neighboring countries. Currently, Yan Rui’s medicinal ingredients continues to increase in price now. Shen Xiao Yun spreads out the news that you want to sell the higher prices to several Princes in Yan Rui.”
Murong Shu Qing nodded and smilingly said: “I understand, you can go.”
Murong Shu Qing softly smiled and shook her head, she went out of the tent, these two people really did not forget to make money at all times. They should live at the modern times and they would be outstanding capitalists! So their cooperations were actually very easy, and profitable!
Finally, some news about Mo Can and he is ALIVE!! 😍 But he's still hiding in my house…