Mxxxxxxx Proposal (Part 1)
Once she was out of the tent, Murong Shu Qing did not follow Shang Jun to return to the tent anymore, and did not speak anything to her either. She walked alone to the plum tree and sat down under it without saying anything. Leaning against the rough tree trunk, her eyes were watching attentively at the sun that was slanting to the west gradually. The afterglow of the light golden sunshine was scattering on her body, it didn’t make her appear to be gentle, on the contrary, it added a little bit of silence.
Shang Jun was following her all the way, but did not dare to speak anything. She was just standing behind her like this for a long time, until she felt pain in her chest and could not help but cough. Only then, Shu Qing softly sighed, opened her eyes, and turned around to confront Shang Jun. Looking at the woman who was almost unable to stand before her eyes, but was still stubbornly standing behind her for almost an hour. Her complexion was pale, those pair of eyes that showed heroic spirit, also showed regret, appeal, pledge, and perseverance even more. How could she say anything good with this kind of her?!
Shu Qing did not say anything for a long time, it made Shang Jun’s heart feel at lost, she knew that Qing was very angry that she did not cherish her health, angry that she showed off her aggressiveness. But she had her own perseverance, and also had her own reason to go, the two people were looking face to face like this, finally, Shang Jun still called in a low voice: “Qing…”
Forget it, forget it! Shu Qing lifted her hand to block her from continuing to talk, as she did not want to listen to her trying to explain her own reason. In short, she was set to go, saying it again like this was also useless. Since she could not prevent her from going, then she would just help her with all of her strengths. Murong Shu Qing leaned on the big tree again, closed her eyes, and quietly said: “You do not need to say anything, I also know that it is useless trying to persuade you not to go. There is still seven more days, rest
properly, I will speak with Xiu Zhi about lending some of the people, and choose the candidates to break the battle arrays, so you do not need to be anxious.”
“I…, thank you.” She wanted to say something, but she actually remained silent for a moment, she understood her, so what kind of words that she needed to say?! Covering the pain on her chest, Shang Jun slowly turned around and left.
Just when Shang Jun was about to leave, Murong Shu Qing’s low and light voice came through: “Jun, promise me that you will return alive.”
The two people’s backs were facing each other, nobody turned around either, the corner of Shang Jun’s mouth that was originally somewhat stiffened, was slightly raised for a moment, and she firmly answered: “Alright.” Finished speaking, she walked out slowly and cheerfully. Murong Shu Qing also faintly raised the corners of her mouth, she could feel some scant warmth from the sunshine.
When Murong Shu Qing opened her eyes again, the night had already descending, she unexpectedly fell asleep under this plum tree. Softly laughing and wanting to stretch her body, she just found out that there was a thick sable cloak that was on her body, no wonder, she could still sleep smoothly like this during this winter night.
“Do you really like being frozen under the tree in this cold weather day?”
Murong Shu Qing was just about to get up, when a low and somewhat mocking male voice came through from the side, it scared her a little. Just like her when she was leaning on the side of a tree trunk a moment ago, Xuanyuan Yi was also leaning on the tree trunk on the other side. His head was raised to look at the light stars in the sky, and ignored the clear and splendor bright moon that was glittering on the top of his head.
No wonder that she liked to appreciate looking at the stars and moon under the plum tree, a rustling noise from the leaves came through, so as it turned out, the light stars were not visible to see, and they appeared to be impossible to look at. Accompanying by the faint fragrance of the plum flowers, it actually made people feel refreshing.
Murong Shu Qing pulled up the cloak on her body, and stood up to stretch, slowly walking
walking to under the tree, she raised her head up to look at the white plum tree. Under the moonlight, it flashed a gentle radiance, the plum flower petals were blowing by the wind from time to time, they were fluttering and withering. This was probably the most beautiful time before it changed into a spring mud. Unfolding her palm, a spotless white petal slowly fell on the hallow of her palm.
When the petals were falling gently for a moment, Murong Shu Qing softly chanted:
“How to make you meet me
In my most beautiful time
I have already seek before the Buddha for 500 years
Seeking the Buddha to let us knot the predefined affinity on earth
So the Buddha changes me into a tree
To increase a chance to meet you on the roadside
Under the sunshine
The flowers are blooming abundantly and prudently
Blooming is the hope of my past life
When you draw near
Please listen carefully
That trembling leaf
Is my passion for waiting
And when you finally walk past it in disregard
It falls down behind you
That is not a petal
But it is my withering heart”
In the past, she felt that the poem was very beautiful, but she could barely appreciate it, and could not understand it. She always felt that every time she read the poem, she had a longing, she thought that it was a sentimental nonsense to have a longing. Tonight, looking at these swirling petals that were falling down, she unexpectedly had a trace of regrets and pities, could it be because she had been staying for a long time in this ancient time, so she also had this melancholy and moody ailment.
A burst of wind was blowing, the petals that were originally falling on her hand, were flowing care-free again, after spinning for several times, they quietly fell into the mud. Slowly withdrawing her hand, Murong Shu Qing was leaning on the thick tree trunk again, and looking at the bright crescent moon, then she answered with a smirk: “Who makes this white plum tree to be the most beautiful during a cold and freezing night time like today?”
“Good… unique poem.” Xuanyuan Yi was stunned when she seemed to chant those verses a moment ago, could those be considered as verses? There was no rhyme,
no rhyme, was in an informal format, but when she was chanting it softly and lightly, it was actually so beautiful aesthetically, the people who listened to it, would hurt their hearts.
Murong Shu Qing smilingly answered: “Yes ah, very unique, how many times one passes by the scenery, how many times one passes by the safflower trees, and how many flowers needs to be pity ah!”
Murong Shu Qing’s words had just left out, she could only feel a shadow flashed through, and Xuanyuan Yi was already standing in front of her. Her body was trapped in between the tree trunk and his tall and big body. Xuanyuan Yi did not seem to think that it was enough, and pressed against Murong Shu Qing’s forehead, and he said in a whisper: “I want to take a pity only on that green lotus from the Lian Xin lake.”
The sound of his whisper actually stroke Murong Shu Qing’s heart, alright, they can speak clearly today. So deeply breathing, Murong Shu Qing asked: “This is the answer that you want to give me.”
“Yes.” Xuanyuan Yi did not ponder it again, and directly blurred it out without thinking, he had already pondered it over for a long time.
Unable to conceal the corners of her mouth that raised up softly, Murong Shu Qing continued to say: “But the green lotus can only be alone. If she is put together with the other lovable flowers, she will wither.”
Xuanyuan Yi slowly moved his lips to the side of Murong Shu Qing’s ear, and lowly mumbled the sentence: “Since it is like that, there will be no other.” If she would accompany him for his lifetime, that would be enough. He was not a type of person who liked to have many wives and concubines anyway. He did not understand why she adhered to this in the past, but if it was for her, he was willing to have one person in this lifetime.
Feeling that her ear was itchy, Murong Shu Qing slightly moved her head, so Xuanyuan Yi took advantage to kiss on her neck. The deep and shallow feeling from his warm breath were blowing on her skin, it was even itchier than when he was talking in her ear. So dodging, Murong Shu Qing gently and smilingly pushed him away, while she said: “Do you think you you think you understand it? You have a serene orchard at home, and a peony flower at the palace. Moreover…”
Suddenly, Xuanyuan Yi’s hands were holding her cheeks to look at her face, this made Murong Shu Qing to shut her mouth quickly. She wanted to retreat her body but Xuanyuan Yi’s body was stuck to her and entrapped her between the tree trunk. He slowly closed in on her lips and made Murong Shu Qing was somewhat shivering unconsciously, she wanted to escape, but also was somewhat looking forward to it.
Only feeling her hot lips, Xuanyuan Yi stuck to her lips, and lowly said: “You are long-winded.” Finished speaking, he did not allow her to cower and continued kissing her. The warmth breath had his scent, but it was exceptionally gentle, so Murong Shu Qing felt that she was unable to stand up, at that time, he supported her waist with a pair of his arms, and tightly held her into his bosom.
Very quickly, Xuanyuan Yi let go of her, and pressed on her forehead, Xuanyuan Yi asked in a muffled voice: “Do you still want to make sure?!”
Murong Shu Qing was lightly gasping for air, she promptly shook her head, tonight, he did not look like him at all. He made her heart to jump wildly and incessantly. Xuanyuan Yi lowly smiled and did not make things difficult for her anymore. So he just softly held her in his embrace and let him feel peacefulness and satisfaction.
Murong Shu Qing was leaning in his bosom, and enjoying this rare tranquility. She was in love with Xuanyuan Yi, and had never denied it all along. It was only that she could not decide whether or not he would be able to agree to her request, so she did not dare to fall in love with him wholeheartedly. Since he already took the first step tonight, why she could not bravely take another step also!
The moonlight pulled a long shadow from the two people who were embracing each other, one tall and one short, they were actually standing shoulder to shoulder.
Suddenly, Murong Shu Qing lifted her head up, gently smiled and said: “I still want to say some words.”
What words that she still wanted to say? Could it be that his guarantee was still not enough?! Xuanyuan Yi smilingly said: “Say it.”