I think this is a cliffhanging chapter… 😅
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Frightened (Part 1)
After the bluish green hanging curtain was drenched from the rain, the red sun was setting on the remote village.
It was sunset in the evening again, with Wu Ming’s help, Murong Shu Qing got down from the carriage, this was the fifth day that she was kidnapped and was only the first time that she got out of that worn out carriage. The carriage stopped at the official road in front of a tavern, because the tavern was built on the official road, and people did not want to stay on a desert land, so everyone picked this tavern to stay. So there were many carriages that stopped in front of this tavern, and when they were still outside, they could already hear the lively sounds and activities from inside the inner hall.
After not walking for several days, plus (the fact) that her acupuncture was blocked, Murong Shu Qing walked extremely slow. She almost relied on Wu Ming’s support to walk, fortunately, she moved about on the ground on her own, otherwise, she guessed that she would become a handicapped person once she arrived in Yan Rui.
The two people slowly entered the tavern, except for the inn waiter who had good eyes, nobody paid any attention to this ordinary couple. Everybody was eating and drinking, and chatting about their experiences on the road.
Wu Ming smiled gently to the inn waiter who came to meet them, and asked: “Waiter, do you have an empty room?”
The inn waiter seamlessly looked them up and down, looking that he was dressed as a tender literary person, he estimated that he was a scholar who had passed the Imperial exam. The inn waiter was somewhat dispirited, but he still led the way in front of them, and said: “There is, this guest, this way, please.”
Wu Ming followed in the direction that he was pointing, there more than a dozen rooms inside the small back courtyard. There were already a few people who stayed inside, one could already hear the noises that came from the hall. Wu Ming took out an ingot silver, put it in the inn waiter’s hand, and still modestly said: “My wife's health is not so good, I have to trouble you to ask for a quieter room for her.”
With the silver in his hand, the inn waiter’s eyes were bright, and his expression also became solicitous immediately. He carefully looked one glance at the person who was leaning in the man’s embrace, the woman’s complexion was pale, so he greeted out: “Yes, yes, yes, please go upstairs.”
Murong Shu Qing was laughing in her heart, as expected, if one was wealthy, one would receive a better treatment in any eras.
Following the inn waiter to bypass several screens, suddenly, at the corner place, a black shadow came towards them. The inn waiter was not careful and just about to knock this person head-on, with an aiya sound, he just fell backward. Wu Ming’s hands rapidly embraced Murong Shu Qing’s waist, and leapt back for one step, so she was not smashed by the inn waiter. But because of this sudden matter, Murong Shu Qing did not have time to react, and was just taken back so her one foot was not steady and sprained her foot.
The pain made Murong Shu Qing who was already pale, her complexion looked even more unsightly. At this time, a gentle man’s voice said: “I am too rude!”
The gentle and intimate voice made Murong Shu Qing who was kneading her sprain foot to look at the direction where the sound came from. A tall and handsome man was in front of her, his age seemed to be young, the smile on his face was so gentle. It was not Shang Jun’s handsomeness, or Xiu Zhi’s sophisticated look, but that gentleness really made him look especially different.
The man already helped the waiter to get up, and cupped his hands to salute them.
Regarding the man in front of her, Murong Shu Qing felt that she absolutely did not think that he would appear to be gentle and harmless like this, but she still had a good impression on him. Wu Ming clearly felt that the man was out of the ordinary, so she could slightly nod, and answered: “It is nothing!”
Supporting Shu Qing, and when she wanted to leave, the man said again: “I do not know if I have injured this young lady?”
Wu Ming looked one glance at the man, only saw that he was still gently looking at them, the expression on his face really appeared anxious about Murong Shu Qing’s foot. Wu Ming just asked by the side of Murong Shu Qing’s ear: “How is it?”
Her foot sprained really hurt, but she could still walk, so Murong Shu Qing softly shook her head, but her eyes secretly looked up and down at the man.
Wu Ming raised a trace of smile to the man, and answered with courtesy: “My wife is alright, many thanks for your concerns!” Finished speaking, she did not pay attention to the man anymore who seemed to want to speak his mind. She spoke to the inn waiter who was standing foolishly by the side: “Let’s go!” Taking the lead to bypass the corner, and carefully walking up the stairs, but her heart was still guessing the man’s identity from a moment ago, what kind of person was he? Carelessly guessing for while, she still did not have any answer. Slightly raising her head to look at Wu Ming's complexion, that expressionless mask on her face must also guess that man who suddenly appeared.
Entering the room, there was really a quiet and clean side room, the food was also served on the table very quickly. It had been several days that she did not eat warm meals, so Murong Shu Qing carefully moved her footsteps, and sat down on a wooden chair in front of the window to look at the bright moon that was climbing up to the tree top and she sank into silence.
From the time that she went into the inn, she paid attention to listen to those various type of people who were talking and smiling, what made her feel puzzled was that here was actually very close to Fei city. And Fei city was not the route to go to Yan Rui’s capital, so what was Hong Ming thinking after all? He did not do things according to common sense like this, it would make it harder for her people to save her. And Wu Ming was guarding all the time, so she simply did not have any opportunity to leave any clues behind.
After being silent for a while, and not knowing for how long, Wu Ming coldly said: “Sleep early!”
Murong Shu Qing recovered, and rubbed her foot, it did not appear to be as hurt as this afternoon. She carefully walked and sat on the bed, looking at Wu Ming, she was still sitting cross-legged on the soft couch. Murong Shu Qing comfortably lied down, gently smiled and asked: “You have not rested properly these several days either, can you really rest properly sitting cross-legged like this?” She was really curious if these martial art experts could really sleep like this?! She was sitting like this on the carriage for five days, and felt that her whole bones were aching.
Wu Ming did not even open her eyes, she was lazy to answer her question, and softly waved the sleeve of her garment to extinguish the candle that was on the table.
Murong Shu Qing was not concerned either, stretching her body, she also closed her eyes. Perhaps, she was really tired, not too long, she fell asleep!
Until…. a delicate hand covered her mouth, so she woke up, and saw that Wu Ming was lying beside her, and she used a muffled voice to speak by the side of her ear: “Do not say anything.”
Murong Shu Qing did not know what was going on, but she still lightly nodded, then Wu Ming let go off her, but Shu Qing felt that Wu Ming’s dagger that was in her hand, was ready to take action.
The dagger that was in Wu Ming’s hand was already unsheathed, this room was surrounded by many people. It seemed that these people came because of Murong Shu Qing. She was already so careful like this, but they still found them.
The people carefully opened the door, two black shadows came in, and slowly walked beside the bed. Wu Ming suddenly jumped out, the dagger produced a couple of bright white lights, then a stuffy groan sound (could be heard), the people who came, suddenly were injured by those sharp swords. But very quickly, four people jumped in from the window, and surrounded Wu Ming in the middle. The room that was originally not very big, looked even smaller when these several martial art experts were using it.
Murong Shu Qing retreated to the deepest area of the bed, half-squatting on the wall to look at the shadow of the sword in front of her. Wu Ming’s martial arts were really excellent, but being attacked from all around again and again, she could not endure it gradually. A long sword came to attack Wu Ming’s back, it would thrust into her heart soon, so Murong Shu Qing shouted: “Be careful!” She really did not want Wu Ming to die like this, and Murong Shu Qing felt that these people were not her people.
Because of Murong Shu Qing’s shout, Wu Ming rapidly moved her right hand to dodge the fatal strike, but the long sword still deeply thrusted her arm, so a faint smell of blood filled the room.
Wu Ming grabbed some silver needles from her own waist, and threw them out to the black clothing people, but they dodged. So Wu Ming pulled Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and jumped out of the window together to go towards the public road.
But after all, Murong Shu Qing did not know martial arts completely, so they were surrounded by the black clothing people very quickly. But this time, behind Wu Ming, there were more than ten black clothing men who vaulted out, so the fight immediately looked evenly matched now. Wu Ming took Murong Shu Qing to withdraw by the side of the big tree, and engrossed fighting with the enemies.
Half-leaning her body behind the big tree, Murong Shu Qing was slightly gasping for air, when it was too difficult to find out who was winning, Murong Shu Qing found that there was another person behind her. Turning around to look, it was that man who bumped into her this afternoon, he was still smiling intimately under the moonlight, his light blue brocade clothing was floating a bright white light. Did this person come for her? But who was he?!
The man did not allow her to ponder too long, with one jump, he already by her side, Murong Shu Qing only felt a burst of dizziness that she was already familiar with and lost consciousness. Her body that was sliding slowly, was caught by a warm and soft embrace.
When she woke up again, she could only feel absent-minded, a pair of warm hands were gently caressing her face. Using all of her strengths, Murong Shu Qing could open her eyes with difficulty. A vague figure was sitting by her side, and with a hazy feeling, a pair of heated eyes were staring at her. With great difficulty, the shadow in front of her became clear slowly, but Murong Shu Qing was startled when she clearly saw the person in front of her: “It is you!!”
Heavens, how could it be him!!
Oh no, who is he???? MSQ’s biggest trouble maker???? 😭😭😭