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Chapter 123

Fighting (Part 1)

After making the explosives and modifying the trebuchets for three days, they were basically ready, and after training the 100 skilled soldiers to use the explosives and trebuchets, they demonstrated it. The Generals were examining the demonstration and sighing from time to time, as they were very interested with these several revolving trebuchets. Just when they were about to have an enthusiastic discussion, a young soldier quickly ran in front of Xuanyuan Yi, and reported in a loud voice: “Reporting, Cang Yue’s 80,000 soldiers are pressing forward at our border, I predict that they will reach outside of Lin Feng Guan border within 2 hours.”

The young soldier’s announcement made the Generals who were originally very excited, stopped their excitements one after another. Pei Che looked face to face at Murong Shu Qing, and sighed: “Really as expected.” Fortunately, they had made proactive preparations these past three days, so they would not be frenetic either.

But Li Ming did not actually feel the grave atmosphere, pointing his finger at the modified trebuchets, he said in self-confidence and with a somewhat insolent attitude: “It is about time, in any case, we have some explosives, we are not afraid of them, it will be best that they all come at the same time so we can get rid of them all together.” His words were answered quickly by the other Generals, as they were looking at the demonstration of the explosives and trebuchets a moment ago, they were also full of confidence. Even though their faces did not look like Li Ming’s arrogant face, but they already showed their relaxed attitudes.

Since from the beginning, Murong Shu Qing did not say anything, she was always just lightly smiling and not saying anything. Everyone’s good feelings did not appear to influence her, and she even knitted her eyebrows even more now, so Xuanyuan Yi was holding her shoulders, and anxiously asked: “Qing-er, what is wrong?!”

Slightly raising a shallow smile, Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and answered: “Nothing, we have already prepared enough explosives, the trebuchets have also been modified, so there should not be any problem.” 

Thinking that Murong Shu Qing was very tired for these past 2-3 days, and her vitality was not too good, Xuanyuan Yi softly patted her face and whispered: “En, you are tired these past few days, rest properly, hand over the other matter to me.” 

Looking that Xuanyuan Yi’s mind appeared to be very good, Murong Shu Qing nodded her head and answered: “Alright, I am really somewhat tired.” She would just hand over the next matter to him, she already strove her hardest and could not help him with any other thing either.

Murong Shu Qing just barely turned around to leave, when Pei Che came to her side and said: “Shu Qing, can we borrow them?” If these martial arts experts were helping them, they would double their powers even more.

These so-called them, would be Yan Yu, Cang Su and her 30 secret bodyguards, so Murong Shu Qing looked one glance at the Generals who were discussing the situation with Xuanyuan Yi. She finally softly nodded her head, and answered: “Alright.” Finished speaking, she stayed out of it and walked away. Pei Che was always looking at Shu Qing’s back that was leaving, and felt that she was somewhat strange, but he did not know what was strange about her, and he could not say what it was either.

Walking back to the back of the camp all the way, perhaps because of Cang Yue’s advancement, Xuanyuan Yi already issued an order so all of the soldiers were ready. People were coming and going, and it virtually increased the anxious atmosphere before the fight. Murong Shu Qing entered Shang Jun’s tent, she was very busy these past three days, so she could rarely come and see her.

Just after she walked into the gate of the tent, Shang Xiao found her, and hurriedly pulled her hand, she asked: “Shu Qing jiejie, you came, what was the noise from outside about?” She was just about to go out and check the matter, but Shu Qing jiejie already came.

Softly patting her hand, Murong Shu Qing smilingly answered: “Cang Yue’s armies are pressing the border, and they should prepare for a war.”

“Qing…” Murong Shu Qing’s words had just left, she had already heard Shang Jin’s voice that came through from the inner room, so Murong Shu Qing pulled Shang Xiao’s hand to cross over the screen together, and went in to the inner room.

Inside the inner room, Shang Jun’s complexion was still somewhat pale, but her vitality appeared to be good. Her one hand was supporting the headboard while her other hand was pressing her chest, with great difficulty, she could sat up on her own. Shu Qing pushed Shang Jun’s shoulder to prevent her from getting out of the bed, and asked: “Jun, are you a little better?”

Shang Jun did not force herself to stand either, she just sat on the bedside, and smilingly answered: “Already better by a lot, I can get down from the bed and walk around.” These past two days, under the meticulous care of Cang Su and Xiu Zhi, she really felt a lot better.

Murong Shu Qing was looking left and right, and asked with a somewhat mocking tone: “How come I have not seen Xiu Zhi?!” She heard that he came to check on Shang Jun everyday, in the name of accompanying Shang Jun from her boredom.

Shu Qing’s mocking words made Shang Jun’s smiling face become somewhat embarrassed in an instant, and she ferociously stared one glance at her, but she did not have any way either, so Shang Xiao said with a happy smile: “He went to get lunch. It was himself who wanted to go!”

Murong Shu Qing lightly bumped on Shang Jun’s shoulder once, and did not let her off, so she smilingly said: “How is it, are you not planning to tell him? I see that his heart is very struggling and suffering oh ~!” It was really suffering, as he was unable to let go the love in his heart, but he was still struggling mentally with this secular view. But looking that he was running diligently like this, or Shang Jun’s charm was actually bigger than those so-called secular teaching (about being gay), this was also the thing that she admired so much about Xiu Zhi.

Shang Xiao was also butting in and shouting: “Exactly, exactly, she does not explain it stubbornly, and does not let me tell him either!” She was really moved by Qin Xiu Zhi, moreover, they were a gentle as if a jade kind of person, and a cultured and honest person. They were really well-suited also, so she did not know what elder sister was thinking.

“Xiao-er….” Shang Jun lightly and lowly roared, so Shang Xiao stuck her tongue out, and hid behind Murong Shu Qing while she was looking all around to pretend that she did not see Shang Jun’s threatening gaze.

These two people’s excessive concerns made her unable to say anything, but she slightly lowered her head, and Shang Jun faintly said: “He… does not suit me.”

“Why?” Shu Qing had to ask her explanation.

Lifting her head up, she look at Shu Qing’s stubborn eyes, so Shang Jun softly sighed and answered: “I can not be a good wife, I still have a lot of things that I have to do.” Her parents’ enemies, she could not sleep peacefully if there was a day that it had not been avenged. 

She still isolated her own self, and did not let anybody to approach her, so Shu Qing used her hands to cup her face, and asked: “Do you know what kind of a wife he wants?” 

Wanting to push away Shu Qing’s hands, but she was helpless now and basically did not have any strength. Under Qing’s persistent gaze, she could not escape and did not have any alternative but to answer: “I do not know.”

Shu Qing raised her elegant eyebrows, and and asked with a smile: “Then, for which reason can you conclude that he does not like a wife like you?” According to what she saw, Xiu Zhi actually satisfied with Shang Jun, his families at home would be satisfied (with Shang Jun) even more. Shang Jun really suited Hai Yu’s standard, hehe (chuckling)!

“I….” Her head was almost lowered to her face that was cupped by Shu Qing’s hands, so facing Qing’s slightly provocative question, she actually could not answer any words.

Shang Xiao did not have many concerns, and slyly said: “This is basically an excuse! He even accepts you as a man, what else is not acceptable now!” 

Shang Xiao’s blunt words made Shu Qing unable to hold her laugh, Shang Jun was already defeated by the two of them, so she caressed her forehead in between laughters and tears. She was helplessly and annoyingly called out: “Xiao-er….”

Shang Xiao promptly jumped up, and ran all the way to the outside, but she was still shouting all the way: “Alright, alright, alright, I will go to the kitchen and look.” If elder sister was annoyed, she (SX) would certainly be done for, so she (SJ) would wait until her injury was alright, then she (SJ) would settle the scores and she (SX) would suffer a calamity afterwards.

After being laughed at by Shang Xiao, the two people were laughing, Shu Qing softly patted Shang Jun’s shoulder, and asked: “You really do not want to think it over?” Even though she was anxious for her, but who could intervene the matter of affection.

Shang Jun lightly shook her head, she shrugged her shoulders, and said somewhat helplessly: “Now is not the right time.” If they really brought together by fate, maybe they could wait until she had a revenge…., forget it, she would not think about it. This should also a future matter, so there was no need to bring trouble to herself.

Shang Jun was holding Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and asked: “You, on the contrary, why do you have this deeply worried appearance, are you anxious for Xuanyuan Yi? Did you not manufacture that so-called explosives weapon that are so powerful. Since there are these kind of good weapons and Xuanyuan Yi as the commander in chief, what are you still anxious about now?” Since Qing came in, her eyebrows had not smoothed out yet, even though she was mocking her a moment ago, and had a relaxed appearance. But she could still see that Qing had a lot of things in her mind. 

Murong Shu Qing gently smiled, she still could not conceal it from Jun, so getting up to walk to the front of the window, she passed through a thin bamboo screen. She could see the bustling crowds from the outside but they were very orderly, so Shu Qing spoke the reason why her mind was troubled within these past few days: “What I am anxious about is exactly because of these explosives.”

“What are you saying?”

“The birth of any kind of new weapon, with regards to the war, it will signify the situation to one side, so much so that it will alter the structure of the whole world. If Cang Yue’s Monarch is not too ambitious and the fact that they already know the initial skill on how to manufacture the explosives, I will absolutely not help Dong Yu to manufacture them.”

“You are anxious that since they have the explosives, Dong Yu’s Emperor will not be able to resist the desire to take the whole world?” This was very possible, since the world was so far away from him, everyone could say that they did not have the heart to do it. But when everything was very easy to obtain, who could still be confident like this, especially with regards to a sovereign king.

Murong Shu Qing lightly shook her head, and sighed: “He will not be the only person who has a desire to unify the world, actually what I am most anxious about is, from today onwards, my troubles will be even more.” Since Cang Yue had already manufactured the explosives, even if there was no her, the war would also enter into the explosives era. The result might be different, but only who would be victorious.

She unintentionally gave material assistance to the whole world, but it appeared that she was foreordained that she could not be perfectly alone in this body! The sunshine passed through the bamboo screen, the mottled was shining on Murong Shu Qing’s body, so she reached out her hand and was able to feel the illumination of the sunshine, but she could not feel its warmth temperature.

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