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Meeting With Calamity
Murong Shu Qing smilingly looked at the woman in front of her, she was actually curious about her, even though she was always cold. But every time she saw her, she always felt pity on her, her age should be young as she looked so much like a young girl. She looked like she was as old as as Zhi Qing or Xiao Xiao, if she would have received someone’s doting during her youth, she could be like Lu Yi, that she would not have to worry about her basic necessities, and she had someone who would take care of her. But life did not give her this generous treatment. Murong Shu Qing asked with a light smile on her face: “What is your name?”
The woman looked distracted, and wrinkled her eyebrows, she should answer her question, and not question her. Even though her heart was thinking about it but she did not know why that she could not resist that faint smile, so her mouth still coldly said: “Wu Ming.”
“Wu Ming?” Murong Shu Qing’s hand that was holding a teacup, paused, that name really fit her many different identities. But it really sounded somewhat ridiculous. After gently drinking the tea that was on her hand, Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and smilingly said: “I think if your name is Sui Xin (follow one's heart), that will be better.”
Wu Ming was somewhat at a loss and lowly mumbled: “Sui Xin….” Would she be able to do whatever she liked? This was really a joke. She basically could not do anything she liked, what qualification did she have in regard to choosing her name! Wu Ming sneeringly looked at Murong Shu Qing, she still had the mood to discuss a topic about name with her. Her hand that was drinking the tea, her satisfied attitude, were all very casual, and also very dazzling.
“I can recognize you because of your eyes.” Wu Ming stroke the dagger that was on her waist with her hand, she stopped due to Murong Shu Qing’s words, what did she just say now? Eyes?!
“They do not have any expression.” Murong Shu Qing looked straight at Wu Ming with her cold eyes, and faintly said: “A pair of eyes can be pure, can be ruthless, can be gentle and soft, can be cruel, but yours are very special, as they do not have any expression. So even though you have already perfected the most difficult trick in this world, and able to change your face with masks, but they are not you, you are still you.” Even though she used coldness to protect herself, but it could not conceal the continuous emptiness in her heart.
Murong Shu Qing’s cold voice was serenely uttering those sentences, it made Wu Ming unconsciously trembled lightly, after a while, she said with a smile yet not a smile: “Why? Why!” It looked like she was talking to herself, but also looked like she was asking someone.
When she did not have any excessive expectations in her life, why did she meet Murong Shu Qing, if she did not meet her, maybe she could continue living like a walking corpse. Why did she not meet her earlier, before she met with Hong Ming, perhaps, she would know how to smile. Why, why? But there was no why, this was her destiny. Her eyes that showed light waves, changed into darkness in a flash, Wu Ming coldly looked one glance at Lu Yi who was lying on the ground, and said: “Kill her, and take Murong Shu Qing away.”
Her voice had just left, four black clothing people showed up behind Wu Ming now, the long swords that were on their hands, showed cold radiance. The two bodyguards who were always protecting Shu Qing in the dark, also showed up. One in the front and one in the back, they protected Murong Shu Qing.
Even though she was being protected in the middle, but Murong Shu Qing knew that the situation was not favorable now. Since Hong Ming already decided to kidnap her, so he would send these group of people who could guarantee that he would succeed. She guessed that not only there would be his people inside the tent, but also outside the tent, and they were already deployed properly. Yan Yu and Cang Su were not by her side, even if there was a fight, many people’s lives would be sacrificed.
Murong Shu Qing gently sighed, turned around to stand at the tent gate, and said to Wu Ming: “Do not kill them, I will go with you.”
Wu Ming slowly recovered, with a cold face, she sneered in disdained: “Do you think that you still have the power to choose?” She would never neglect the people by her side, that Zi Yuan was like this last time, Lu Yi was still the same now. Hong Ming basically did not need to worry about this kind of person, as she had a lot of weak points (because she cared too much to the people around her). Lightly waving her hand, the four black clothing people went towards Murong Shu Qing in an instant.
Beyond her expectation, the people who were dispatched were all top-notch experts, even though the secret bodyguards counter attacked at all costs. But it was two versus four after all, so there was no chance of winning at all, very quickly, the two people were dead. Four long swords were pointed towards Murong Shu Qing. Wu Ming’s dagger was on the top of Lu Yi’s neck.
“Wait a minute.” Murong Shu Qing ignored the four blades in front of her, and walked one step after another towards Wu Ming’s front, and said: “I can choose to die with her, Hong Ming does not want my life at all.” Murong Shu Qing calmly said it, in reality, her heart was jumping wildly, she guessed that Hong Ming went to a lot of trouble to take her away. So he definitely did not want her life, so she was betting on her worth, and betting that this woman’s heart who was in front of her, would have moved emotionally.
Wu Ming’s hand that was holding the dagger, was tightened, Hong Ming really did not want her to die, but she unexpectedly used her own life to threaten her for this young servant girl, her dagger was pressing towards Lu Yi even more. Murong Shu Qing attempted to grab her hand, her usual calm voice was somewhat trembling when she begged: “Wu Ming, do not kill her.” She would not be able to see Lu Yi died like this in front of her.
Her words had just finished, Murong Shu Qing only felt black in front of her, and fainted.
But that dagger that was polluted with countless of bloods, did not continue on either. She did not want to see those clear and calm eyes. When she was looking at her, she would feel resentful. Murong Shu Qing, perhaps, she was really a terrible enemy. She would make people to lose their minds.
It was rare that the snow fell down at the Capital, although it was not a lot, but it could be considered rarely seen scenery for this past year. Since the Capital was located in the southern part of the country, it had not been snowing for the last ten years. The snowflakes outside were swirling in the air, but inside the Imperial study was very warm, as four furnaces were standing at the four corners of the main hall. In the center, a red sandalwood smoke was rising gradually, that made the whole Imperial study felt like in the spring time, isolated from the cold climate from the outside. Xuan Tian Cheng took the best quality of the writing brush, and was just about to practice writing characters in front of the table. He just finished the Imperial court a moment ago, so he was dressed in a bright yellow court dress, and looked prominent and majestic even more.
Tong Fu bowed his waist, stood by the side of the table, and reported in a whisper: “Your majesty, Wei Hai Daren requests to appear.”
“Announce it.” Xuan Tian Cheng concentrated on his writings, and did not raise his head.
Soon, Wei Hai’s tall figure appeared in front of the table now, cupping his hands and half-kneeling, he said: “Long live, long live, long long live, Your majesty.”
“En.” Still not raising us head, Xuan Tian Cheng absent-mindedly nodded and said: “Stand up and speak.”
Wei Hai agilely got up, he answered with a clear voice: “Answering Your majesty, the Imperial edict has already been conferred to Xuanyuan’s family!” After finishing the Imperial court this early morning, he received an order to deliver an Imperial edit to the General’s manor. He had not left the manor yet and heard that the Old Lady asked someone to go send a letter to General Xuanyuan as fast as possible. This was really strange, he obviously already withdrew from the marriage arrangement, so why would this Xuanyuan’s family was suddenly nervous like this. Besides, Your majesty already bestowed an Imperial decree, so Murong Shu Qing would not be able to reject it, what were they worried about?!
Xuan Tian Cheng nodded and said: “Alright.” Xuanyuan Yi suddenly asked to be granted a marriage so it actually made him so startled, but this was also a good thing. He had already controlled the Murong’s family and did not need to annoyingly take her as an Imperial concubine. It was just that Chu Qing was weeping terribly, and it made him to have a trouble mind. Even if there was no Murong Shu Qing, Xuanyuan Yi would definitely not take her as his wife anyway.
Putting away the writing brush, Xuan Tian Cheng finally lifted his head up, and simply asked this: “Is there any news about her?” It had been three months, where did she go after all?!
For three months, almost every several days, Your majesty would ask about that woman. Wei Hai knew that Your majesty was sincerely moved with that mysterious woman. Not daring to hide the truth, he promptly said: “She is not a person from the Capital, moreover, that Miss Hai Yue maybe a Hai Yu’s person.” This was a little clues that he investigated for a long time, they were indeed too careful so there was almost no traces that they left behind.
Xuan Tian Cheng puckered his eyebrows up, and asked: “Hai Yu? That mysterious Hai Yu’s country?” He only heard its name, that it was a mysterious country and very few people could go there.
“In that case, is she also from Hai Yu?” If this was the case, it would be even more difficult to find her?!
Listening to Your majesty’s displeased tone, Wei Hai immediately answered: “Still not certain at this moment.”
The good characters that he had written, he asked Tong Fu to take it to be mounted, and Xuan Tian Cheng coldly said: “Investigate it.” No matter which country she was from, he would find her.
Tong Fu carefully took Your majesty’s calligraphy writing, there were eight bold and powerful words ‘happily married couple as if made by heaven’ on it, this was surely a marriage gift that Your majesty would send to General Xuanyuan. Tong Fu looked at the several picture scrolls that were on Your majesty’s table, and asked: “Your majesty, how about these picture scrolls?”
Xuan Tian Cheng waved his hand, and said: “Take them away, that Murong Shu Qing’s picture and character should be sent over to General Xuanyuan’s manor.” Anyway, he did not need it anymore.
“Yes.” Tong Fu’s hand took Your majesty’s precious calligraphy writing, so he made the young palace eunuch to tidy up the picture scrolls on the table. It was very rare that the young palace eunuch to be in close range with Your majesty like this, so he was inevitably somewhat nervous. When he was tidying them up properly and was just about to withdraw immediately, but he did not hold the pictures properly, so the top picture was sliding from his hand, the picture scroll fell on the ground, and unfolded in half.
That woman’s name Wu Ming actually means no name or nameless.
Daren is an appellation or title to respect someone who’s superior than you.
Oh no, trouble is brewing for MSQ. XTC will know that Qin Shu is actually MSQ. 😱😱