Marriage Proposal (Part 2)
“You will have to marry me immediately.” Murong Shu Qing slightly lifted her head, and was smilingly looking at him.”
“What?!” Xuanyuan Yi involuntarily shouted. The thing that she wanted to say, was this?! After he recovered, Xuanyuan Yi bursted into a loud laughter, he fell in love with this kind of woman, who always made him feel unexpected. Xuanyuan Yi softly raised his eyebrows, and smilingly said: “I should be the one who said this sentence!”
Murong Shu Qing also softly raised her elegant eyebrows, with a look like asking for a guidance, she smilingly said: “Is there any difference?” Even though she clearly knew that a woman should be reserved in this ancient time, and could not mention any marriage proposal. But she was not a person from this ancient time, so he should slowly adapt to it properly! Hehe!
Was there any difference, she actually dared to ask him if there was any difference? Grabbing Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and put it on his own chest, Xuanyuan Yi showed a helpless appearance, and answered: “The difference is that my self-esteem will be suffering.” He had a premonition that his Qing-er would still make him suffering even more in the future.
Being held in his strong hand, made her heart beat rapidly, so Murong Shu Qing felt somewhat embarrassed and wanted to retake her hand. But unfortunately, Xuanyuan Yi firmly grabbed her hand, and did not let her to retreat back even a fraction. Shrugging her shoulders, Murong Shu Qing could only nod her head and smilingly said: “Alright, then, I will have to trouble you to quickly ask for an Imperial decree to bestow our marriage.”
“Ask for an Imperial decree to get married?!” This really made Xuanyuan Yi to feel somewhat astonished, he was a first rank Imperial official, and also Dong Yu’s country General. He was absolutely entitled to ask the Emperor to bestow his marriage, but based on Qing-er’s habits, she should try to avoid with regard to this complicated but beautiful Imperial’s household rules. Moreover, she would not value these Imperial household’s respected name. So since she insisted to get an Imperial edict for the marriage, could it be that there was another ulterior motive?!
Looking at Xuanyuan Yi’s puzzled expression, Murong Shu Qing softly sighed and said: “Yes. You should know the rumors within the Capital, I made people to scatter one piece of the rumor. You should know who scattered the
other rumor!” She did not want an Imperial edict for her marriage either, this might be a supreme glory for some people, but this was actually very troublesome for her. But due to the situation today, she had no choice but to ask for it.
Asked for an Imperial decree? Could it be… Xuanyuan Yi took Murong Shu Qing and put her in his bosom, and he lowly asked: “You are saying, it is the Emperor?! He has seen you before?”
He and Xuan Tian Cheng could be considered to be growing together since they were children, since the ancient times, the Monarch needed to have a good tacit understanding with the country’s Commander in Chief. Thus, he and Xuan Tian Cheng could be regarded as having friendships, but the Monarch was a Monarch. He did not have any intention to fight and scheme against each other within the Imperial court, and to form a political party, so he would patrol n the border area for the most part of his time, and settle the armed rebellions. But Xuan Tian Cheng could be regarded as a bright Monarch, handled the affairs fairly, and empathized with the common people. But the Monarch inevitably had his own arrogance, if he saw Qing-er, this kind of woman, it would be easy for him to admire her and bring her under his wing.
Bringing this subject, she had a headache, all of these were because of Xi Lie Yue, if it was not because of her, she would not have these many troubles. Lightly nodding her head, Murong Shu Qing sighed and said: “He has seen me, but he does not know that I am Murong Shu Qing.”
Xuanyuan Yi took Murong Shu Qing’s long hair that was scattered by the wind, and gathered it behind her, then asked: “In that case, he wants you currently due to the political purpose.”
Her feet were somewhat hurting while she was standing, so she put her body weight and leaned on Xuanyuan Yi’s body, then Murong Shu Qing comfortably answered: “Yes, I think he is anxious to ask for me, to see the Murong family’s strength, and has heard the news about you and I withdrawing the marriage. So he must take me as his Imperial concubine, as he will surely seize the Murong family’s strength. But you and I originally had a marriage agreement, so if you ask for an Imperial decree to bestow our marriage, he will
will not have any reason to disagree. Moreover, the Murong’s family and Xuanyuan’s family are related by marriage, so the Murong family’s strength can be regarded as being controlled by the Imperial court. So if you ask for an Imperial decree now, he should bestow you the marriage. As long as he personally confers the marriage, in that case…” Murong Shu Qing stopped and did not continue talking anymore, but she only smiled looking at Xuanyuan Yi.
Xuanyuan Yi understood clearly and shook his head, he smilingly said: “Even if he knows that you are Murong Shu Qing, there is no room for leeway.” No wonder that she absolutely wanted the Emperor to confer the marriage, once the Emperor conferred the marriage, and declared it to the whole world, he, Xuan Tian Cheng would personally make a match made by heaven, and allowed Murong Shu Qing and him to get married. There was no joking as a Monarch, he could not stubbornly fight over an official’s wife!
But this must be done quickly, if Xuan Tian Cheng investigated for any clues, they would encounter a misfortune. After thinking, Murong Shu Qing said: “We still have a sure chance to win in the breaking of the battle arrays. As long as we have a big victory this time, you can seize the opportunity to ask for an Imperial decree for our marriage.”
This maneuver that Qing-er proposed, would make that self-referred intelligent and wise Emperor have no other choice but to suffer in silence. But he was afraid that Xuan Tian Cheng’s temper was not easy and virtuous like this. Slightly tightening up his arms, and bringing Murong Shu Qing completely into his bosom, he said with a muffled voice by the side of her ear: “Qing-er, the Emperor should never think about taking you away from me. You are mine. I will not let you to leave me.” With a low and mumbled repetitions, this was a promise, and also a commitment.
Murong Shu Qing softly smiled and returned to hold on Xuanyuan Yi’s waist, this man unexpectedly could speak some sweet speech and honeyed words, but this was so different, as his sweet promise could be said to resemble a threat!
Slowly standing up, Murong Shu Qing withdrew from Xuanyuan Yi’s hug, a burst of cold wind was blowing over at that time, it was very cold. After people would feel warmth, people would be afraid to feel colder. Taking a deep cold
deep cold air, she spread out her palm again, what was flowing down was not the plum flower petals anymore, but it was rather snowflakes. So it was actually snowing, she actually did not feel anything when she was in his embrace.
Tightly grasping her palm, the snow was slowly melting in her hand, Murong Shu Qing turned around to directly face Xuanyuan Yi, looking at his eyes that were even deeper at night, she faintly said: “When your heart has me, and love me for one day, then I will stay by your side for one day.”
This… was also her promise to him!
“What are you saying?!” Xuanyuan Yi lightly puckered his eyebrows, the cold wind almost scattered her words into the night. Walking closely to her, and opening up her palm to wipe the cold water, he took her hand and put it inside his own hand. She was already an adult, but still wanted to play with the snow.
The thick, warm and big hand brought warmth to her, so Murong Shu Qing allowed him to hold her hand, and gave him a brilliant smile, she said: “I will only stop for love. The only think that you can use to hold on to me, is with a chain of love. I do not want to hear you saying that you will love me forever or have me forever, because time will authenticate everything. If your heart has already another person in it, that is when I will leave you.”
This was always her view about love, one should not say forever easily, forever could be so long, until the end of one’s life, but it could also be short. When he was holding another hand, that forever would be ended. She believed that Xuanyuan Yi had only her at this moment, this was already enough, as nobody could anticipate any future matter. One must not afraid to change, or was unwilling to say that beautiful promise, must not afraid for any possible separation, or did not dare to pray for a meticulous encounter.
But if it really came the time when people fell apart, even if it passed through, she would also leave.
“You dare!” Xuanyuan Yi pulled her arm in an instant, and firmly confined her into his embrace, this was the first time that she was smiling brilliantly and beautifully like this in front of him. But when he heard that sentence about leaving, it seemed like it went by it went by so fast, but he was unable to let go of her hand.
“You do not have a chance, do not have a chance!” His arms were tighter and tighter and made Murong Shu Qing was practically unable to budge. She forced a smile in her heart, but suddenly she wanted to ask one question. So slightly struggling to put a little gap between them, Murong Shu Qing raised her head and gently smiled, she asked: “How did you acquire your overbearing (personality), was it a training since you were a child?!” This was the only thing that she had been puzzling over for a long time.
“I am overbearing?” When he was holding her, she was actually thinking like this?!
Heavens… He was the most overbearing person whom she met recently, could it be that no one had ever told him so? Murong Shu Qing smirked and threw out this question: “What do you think?!”
Xuanyuan Yi really put on a pondering appearance, finally his sexy thin lips lightly hooked up, while he nodded his head, he answered: “Since you say that I am overbearing, then I will not make you feel disappointed.”
His smile looked strange, Murong Shu Qing knew that this was not good, but there was no time to retreat back, as Xuanyuan Yi already easily carried her up, this was too shameless! Murong Shu Qing’s hand embraced his neck, while she called out: “What are you doing?!”
“I want to see how you can leave!”
Xuanyuan Yi’s hooligan appearance made Murong Shu Qing had the impulse to roll her eyes, and she really did it.
Even though it was already deep into the night, but there were still some soldiers who were keeping a night watch, so Murong Shu Qing lightly stroke his forehead, and was begging for forgiveness, she said: “Let me go ah, other people will see us.”
Even though she could not be regarded as being shy, but it was rare that Xuanyuan Yi could see her in her rarely seen embarrassed form, so Xuanyuan Yi recklessly said: “I am not afraid even if other people look at us.”
Unbearably staring one glance at him, Murong Shu Qing called out: “I am afraid ah…. hey, you are not only overbearing, but you are also a rascal ah?!”
“What do you call me?”
Leaving behind the snowy night, the soldiers who were on night watch, knew that the General and General’s Madam liked to appreciate and chat during the snowy night.