Explosive (Part 1)
The sunset finally submerged into the cloud, it only left behind the red cloud color, tonight was the eve of lunar new year, so Murong Shu Qing was looking at the remnants of the red color on the horizon. Softly sighing, this was the first time that she celebrated Chinese New Year with a frightened and trembling heart. Shang Jun was seriously injured, and she did not know whether she was in danger or not, and those several explosive sounds like thunder, also made her anxious about Xuanyuan Yi incessantly.
She had been standing for almost two hours so her feet were somewhat numb, Murong Shu Qing walked and sat beside Qin Xiu Zhi on that big rock, she leaned on the rock so her feet could rest. On the rock, there was an abandoned book, so Murong Shu Qing causally flipped through it for a moment, it was a book about guqin music score. Lifting her eyes to look up to waste the time, Xiu Zhi appeared to be more and more jittery, he who was always sophisticated, was actually walking back and forth unconsciously. Softly putting the guqin music score down, she could only hear a burst sound of loud horses’ hooves that ran back to the main camp, so Murong Shu Qing narrowed her eyes to look towards the camp gate. Not too long after, the dust was flying and scattering everywhere, and a group of troops came in, Yan Yu and Wang Shao were running ahead of the whole troops who were in high spirits, and each one of them were holding an imposing manner, it looked like the breaking of the battle arrays was successful.
Yan Yu rode his horse to Murong Shu Qing’s front, agilely dismounted from his horse, cupped his hands and said: “Master.”
Murong Shu Qing slightly nodded her head, smilingly said: “How was it?” It had been a long time since she saw Cang Su and Yan Yu’s faces that showed these kind of excitements. Following her was actually harder for these two people who were the experts in Jiang Hu in those years. She actually did not understand why they wanted to follow her either, was it because of the words during that rainy night?!
Yan Yu coldly and arrogantly said: “Breaking the battle arrays was very smooth. General Xuanyuan ordered to withdraw the troops, so after we broke the battle arrays, we hurriedly came back.”
“Did we already withdraw the troops?” Hearing this news, Murong Shu Qing who always tightly wrinkled her eyebrows, could finally loosen them up. Xuanyuan Yi actually did not disappoint her, he could advance and retreat, and was a talented commander-in-chef who could judge the
Yan Yu nodded his head and answered: “En, the main army should arrive immediately.” Originally, he did not understand why Xuanyuan Yi wanted to withdraw from a good situation like this, but looking at Master’s relieved expression, could it be that there was another ulterior motive? Remembering that Shang Jun vomited blood while he was in the battle array, Yan Yu anxiously asked: “How is Master Shang’s injury?”
Murong Shu Qing faintly shook her head, and answered: “Cang Su is trying to heal her inside.” She did not know what was going on either. Recalling those weapons today, Murong Shu Qing quietly peered one glance at Yan Yu, and asked somewhat anxiously: “Yan Yu, did you have any injury?” This time, she had some matters that she needed Yan Yu to do immediately, but after the whole day in the battle, she was anxious that his body could not endure it.
Looking at her struggling appearance, Yan Yu lightly hooked up the corners of his mouth, she was always like this, thinking that they were made from clay. Before he was following by her side, he did not even close his eyes for five days and nights in order to complete his mission. Yan Yu let her to examine him once, and then smilingly said: “I am alright, you can say it.”
Looking that he really only had some superficial wounds, Murong Shu Qing said: “I want to quickly know the current internal situation in Yan Rui, moreover… help me find three things. Sulfur, potassium nitrate, and charcoal, the more you can find them, the better.”
Even though he did not understand what she wanted to do with these three things, but Yan Yu still softly answered: “Yes.”
Finished speaking, he immediately got on his horse and left. After Yan Yu left, Murong Shu Qing was still somewhat anxious, as she was not sure whether or not the loud sound from this afternoon, was caused by explosives. If they were explosives, in that case, what was the level of achievement that Cang Yue had in producing those explosives, these questions really made her to have a headache. Stroking her forehead, she wanted to go to the Master’s tent, but she saw that Cang Su came out from Shang Jun’s tent.
Qin Xiu Zhi stepped forward to meet him first, and Murong Shu Qing was also running a little anxiously to Cang Su’s front. During this cold weather, his forehead was unexpectedly sweating, so she took out a piece of handkerchief from her sleeve and gave it to him, then Murong Shu Qing anxiously asked: “Cang Su, how is she?”
Cang Su was holding that piece of cotton, but did not wipe his sweat yet, and
and immediately answered: “She has not woken up yet, but several of her veins were broken, so her internal injury was very serious.”
“Will there be any life-threatening situation?” Qin Xiu Zhi anxiously looked towards the inside tent all along, this was the most important question that he cared about.
Cang Su looked one glance at him, he shook his head, and answered: “I have already protected the veins in her heart, so there will not be any life-threatening situation. It is just that when she wakes up, it will take some time for her to regain her martial arts ability, it is also possible that she suffers some damages to her acupuncture points, so she may not regain her previous martial arts.”
Looking that Cang Su’s complexion was somewhat not good either, he surely used a lot of his inner power to provide some critical cares for Shang Jun. Patting his shoulder, Murong Shu Qing quietly said: “We understood. Go take a rest quickly. Come and see her again in the evening.”
Looking one glance at the tent that was behind him again, and looking at Murong Shu Qing and Qin Xiu Zhi, Cang Su nodded his head, and turned around to leave.
Murong Shu Qing just wanted to go in to see Shang Jun, when she saw that Qin Xiu Zhi was always staring at the gate of the tent, he appeared to want to go in, but was afraid that it was not appropriate, so he hesitated for a moment. Finally, he still said it to Murong Shu Qing: “I want to go and take a look at him.” If he did not see him, his heart could not be in peace.
Murong Shu Qing softly smiled and said: “Alright, let’s go together.” If she did not let him to see her, she guessed that he would not be able to sleep tonight.
Entering the tent, and when they were at the front screen, Murong Shu Qing softly said: “Xiao Xiao, I and Xiu Zhi want to see Jun.”
Hearing Murong Shu Qing’s voice, Shang Xiao hurriedly put down the muslin covering veil by the bedside, she could not let Qin Xiu Zhi to see the current Elder sister’s appearance. After tidying up appropriately, Shang Xiao just said softly: “Come in. Elder brother has not woken up yet, you guys can just see him like this.”
The two people entered the inner room, even though there was a muslin covering veil, so they could not see Shang Jun clearly, but they could see her figure hazily. Xiu Zhi was standing beside the screen to see the hazy figure that was separated by this muslin covering veil. Even though he could not see his appearance, but
appearance, but he felt that his heart was a little calm. What was wrong with him, could it be that he really have a broken sleeve, how could it be possible! But if it was Shang Jun… maybe… what was he thinking, Shang Jun was injured, and he was still letting his imagination run wild!
After looking at his calm moment and loathing moment, and sighing appearance, Murong Shu Qing softly patted his arm, and said: “Xiu Zhi, I think that Jun will be alright, you are also tired for a whole day, rest earlier.”
Qin Xiu Zhi recovered and looked at Murong Shu Qing who was anxiously looking at him, he did not appear to have any reason to stay behind, so looking one glance at Shang Jun, Qin Xiu Zhi nodded his head and slowly left the tent.
After making sure that Qin Xiu Zhi went out of the tent, Murong Shu Qing immediately walked to the side of the bed, and sat on it. She softly lifted open the light muslin to see that Shang Jun was lying there without any color on her face, and she tightly closed her eyes without any sound at all. The snow white fur mink was tightly wrapped on her, there was no usual bright and energetic looks. Her fine black hair that was always bound up all year round, was scattered on the pillow, and it made her look very weak and thin. Murong Shu Qing softly comforted Shang Jun’s thin and somewhat cold face, not knowing when her eyes were filled with tears, Murong Shu Qing felt resentful that this shoulder had too much heartaches for a woman who was not even twenty years old!
Shang Xiao who resisted her tears all along with great difficulty, they finally fell out of her eyes, she leaned on Murong Shu Qing’s legs and wept exhaustingly. Maybe she was afraid to make any noise for Shang Jun to hear, so she used her hand to cover her lips, so the sound of her weeping was not too loud. But the sound of her weeping sounded like a choking with sobs at this time, so it made Murong Shu Qing feel anxious even more.
Supporting Shang Xiao’s shoulder with her hands, she softly erased the tears from her eyes, and Murong Shu Qing used a definitive tone and firmed expression, she said to Shang Xiao: “It is alright, do not cry. I already asked Cang Su a moment ago, he said that Jun would not have any danger, when she wakes up, and if she has a proper rest, then she will be fine.” She had promised Jun that she would take care of Xiao Xiao properly, if Xiao properly, if Shang Jun did not recover properly, and Xiao Xiao was crying until she was not feeling well, that would not be good.
“Really?!” Just liked she wanted a guarantee, Shang Xiao sat her body up, her red crying eyes were staring at Murong Shu Qing.
Murong Shu Qing strongly nodded her head, and certainly answered: “When have I lied to you before. Do not cry.”
Getting her guarantee, Shang Xiao also strongly nodded her head, and came to Shang Jun’s side to take a towel and wipe clean a thin layer of sweat that was on her forehead from time to time. She did not cry anymore, her eyes were always watching her interdependent Elder sister.
Murong Shu Qing softly sighed, and quietly came out of the tent.
The grayish moon was drizzling on the sky, it did not look bright, when she was inside the tent a moment ago, she heard the ear-splitting sound of the horses’ hooves, so Xuanyuan Yi should already come back. She urgently needed to know if those were explosives or not. So Murong Shu Qing walked to the outside of the Master’s tent. This was the first time that nobody sent out an invitation for her, and arrived at the Master’s tent on her own.
Outside the tent, two young soldiers stopped her pace to enter in. Xiao Rong saw clearly that it was Murong Shu Qing, so he called out: “Miss Murong.”
Through the moonlight, Murong Shu Qing could clearly see the appearance of this young soldier, so she smilingly said: “Xiao Rong, I have to trouble you to make an announcement for me, I have something that I need to discuss with the General.”
“This…” Xiao Rong hesitated and did not know how to answer this properly, even though she was the General’s wife, but when the General was discussing some military situations, nobody could disturb and bother him. If he was discovered, he would be punished by the military laws.
Looking at his embarrassed face, Murong Shu Qing also knew that the military had its own orders, but according to tonight’s situation, they should discuss this until late at night or maybe until tomorrow. Thinking for a moment, Murong Shu Qing had no choice but to say: “This concerns the military situation. It is very important, so I have to trouble you.”
Xiao Rong clenched his teeth, and answered: “Alright, you wait here for a moment.” Finished speaking, he went into the tent.
Not waiting for a long time, Xiao Rong just ran out of the tent, and said with a smiling expression: “Miss Murong, the General asks you to come in.”
Smiling to thank him, Murong Shu Qing took a big step to enter the tent.