Another long chapter! And a cliffhanger… 😅
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Running Away (Part 1)
“Why?!” Wei Na did not understand and sat her body up, it looked like she was not interested with that man from a moment ago. Why did she still want to stay here, was it possible that she liked to be imprisoned by people?!
Even though Mo Can did not speak, but his eyes were also revealing some suspicions.
Murong Shu Qing shook her head with a light smile, and asked: “Do you know who the person who imprisoned me?”
“Xuan Tian Cheng.” Mo Can coldly answered. For him, it did not matter who the person was, as he only wanted to save Shu Qing out of here. After all, this place was not an Imperial palace, even if it was an Imperial palace, he would rush in also.
Looking at Wei Na who did not appear to understand it, Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “Yes, the current Emperor.”
Clearly, Xuan Tian Cheng’s identity could not create any disturbance for Wei Na, she was always staying beside Master since she was young, free and unconstrained, she did not even pay any attention to the heavenly king, so why should she pay attention to any other Emperor's figure?! Casting a side long glance at Murong Shu Qing, Wei Na softly humphed in provocation: “Then, what is a problem? You are afraid of him?”
“I am afraid!” Murong Shu Qing straightforwardly answered, and it made Wei Na unable to know how to continue (the conversation).
Murong Shu Qing was holding the hot tea with both of her hands, and faintly answered: “It is easy if I want to leave this garden, but it will be difficult to leave Xuan Tian Cheng’s whole world. If I want to fight with him, I need to be completely prepared, otherwise besides me who will be harmed, there will be other people who are by my side who will also be harmed.” Raising her head, Murong Shu Qing lowly said: “Mo Can, I do not want to experience it again.”
Mo Can knew that Shu Qing was surely still blaming herself because of his falling on the cliffs, so he wanted to comfort her, but he did not know what he should say. So for a long time, he just wrinkled his eyebrows, and said: “I am very well.”
Looking that he did not feel at ease for a long time, and could only coldly spit out those several words, Murong Shu Qing was gently smiling in her heart, he was still the same person who only had a few words. He was still the original Mo Can. Suddenly, she felt that her mood was very good, so Murong Shu Qing drank a mouthful of hot tea, and gently asked: “Have you ever crossed path with Zhong Yan?!”
“I have not.”
She did not have any understanding about Zhong Yan either, only in the past, that she made Shen Xiao Yun help her to investigate some of the networking power from the Imperial household. Some of the people who had been mentioned, was him. Shen Xiao Yun only used these four words ‘should not be underestimated’ when he mentioned this person. At that time, she did not care too much, but it seemed that now, those ‘should not be underestimated’ words, would not be so simple like this. He had not seen her, and with her mask, he was still able to find her. It could be seen clearly that this person’s tracking and pursuing’s abilities were really true.
Murong Shu Qing poured a cup of tea, and walked to Wei Na’s front, she handed over the tea to Wei Na. Waiting until she took it, then she faintly said to Mo Can again: “He can become Xuan Tian Cheng’s dark power, so he is certainly an outstanding person. When you guys came in, you should know that this place is being monitored. I do not have any martial art, so if you guys want to take me out of here, it will be very difficult. Not to mention, after we go out, we will still be pursued.”
Finished listening to her words, Wei Na unconsciously pursed her elegant eyebrows, it was indeed exactly what she said, this place was monitored by three layers of encirclements. If it were not for her excellent qinggong, she absolutely could not go in, but even if it was like this, she should still leave ah. So Wei Na anxiously asked: “Then, what do you want to do ah? Do not tell me that you want to sit and wait for your death?!”
Murong Shu Qing’s face was actually very peaceful, and she asked to Mo Can: “Tell me the situations in Cang Yue and Yan Rui.”
Mo Can who was always busy looking for Shu Qing, did not really pay any attention towards the situations in both countries. So he could only say something that he knew for her to listen to: “Cang Yue has already withdrawn their troops, I am not clear what Yan Rui’s situation is.”
They had already withdrawn the troops? Murong Shu Qing’s mood appeared to be better, so she smilingly said: “Very good, within three days, Xuan Tian Cheng will return to the Capital, at that time, Zhong Yan will surely send some people to escort Xuan Tian Cheng to go back.”
Wei Na strangely asked: “How are you so sure like this?”
“Since Cang Yue’s army has withdrawn, Dong Yu will naturally want to accept their surrender, so he has to return.” Murong Shu Qing was smiling as she answered this question, while her hands were taking a paper and writing brush that were on the table. She hurriedly wrote down two sealed letters, she gave them to Mo Can, and said: “There are two sealed letters here, you help me to find Yan Yu and Cang Su, also Xuanyuan Yi. If the deployment is successful, I will be able to go out.”
Looking at the moonlight from outside the window, it was almost 11 pm-1 am, the longer they stayed here, was the more dangerous. So Murong Shu Qing looked at Mo Can who was still sitting there coldly. She sighed and said: “You guys quickly go.”
Mo Can was motionless, Wei Na was also still lying down on the soft chair, and disapprovingly asked: “But you will just stay here?” This person was really strange, there were some people who came to save her, but she did not want to go.
This Emperor was not anxious, but the palace eunuch was extremely anxious. These two people were still firmly sitting down, so she was actually very anxious for them. Murong Shu Qing did not have any choice but to explain: “Hong Ming is surely still looking for me, waiting here is actually rather safe. Within a short time, Xuan Tian Cheng will not do anything to me, you guys can feel at ease.”
“I am not worried about you.” Wei Na awkwardly sat her body up, and looked one glance at Mo Can, she said: “I only want to save you immediately. This way, Mo Can does not need to always be anxious about you!” She knew that Mo Can always had one woman in his heart, so she only wanted to see what kind of a woman who could make Mo Can keep her in his heart. So she would follow him along today, now that she had seen her, she did not have any choice but to say that this Murong Shu Qing was a lass whom nobody could not dislike.
She really was not suitable for acting, what she was thinking in her heart, was written all over her face. So Murong Shu Qing shook her head, and continued to say: “Alright, I know that you are not anxious about me.”
Taking the letters that were on the table and putting them in Mo Can’s hand, Murong Shu Qing pulled Mo Can’s up from the seat, and said: “You quickly go and take Wei Na out, I will still wait for you to return and save me!”
Mo Can was gazing at Murong Shu Qing’s clear and bright eyes for a moment, then he took the letters that were on his hand, put them in his bosom, and said to Wei Na: “Let’s go!”
Murong Shu Qing took a long breath, and said: “Be very careful.” According to Mo Can’s stubborn character, if he really did not want to go, she really could not do anything.
Wei Na got up and followed behind Mo Can, she looked one glance at Murong Shu Qing who was still smiling softly and telling them to be careful, so she humphed: “You should be very careful on your own!” This Murong Shu Qing was really hateful, she originally planned to loathe at this woman whom Mo Can was fascinated with, but she really could not loathe her, so she was really and extremely hateful!!
Both of their figures dodged out of the window very quickly, who would have thought, the young lady was very young, but her qinggong was not weak at all. Waiting until their figures completely disappeared within Murong Shu Qing’s line of sight, then she walked back to the front of the table. She took the two cup of teas that Mo Can and Wei Na were drinking, and poured them inside the flower pot, then put them back properly.
Lying down on the bed, Murong Shu Qing lightly raised a trace of smile, tonight, she thought that she would sleep very good!
Within Murong Shu Qing’s expectation, three days after Mo Can left, Xuan Tian Cheng left behind this sentence ‘I will be back very quickly’. Then he left hurriedly.
After Xuan Tian Cheng left, but Zhong Yan did not plan on leaving. Murong Shu Qing carefully trimmed the bushes in the garden with a scissor into the shape that she liked. She felt a sense of accomplishment, yesterday, she trimmed them into round shape, and today, she hoped that she could trim them into triangle shape.
Murong Shu Qing seriously trimmed the bushes with a scissor, Zhong Yan also watched her carefully, both of them were standing inside the garden for two hours, and nobody was saying anything. Finally, the triangle shape had been revealed, so Murong Shu Qing put the scissor down, slightly gasping for air, she wiped a thin sweat from her forehead. Even though the warm sun during the winter day did not feel hot at all, but the white dazzling sunlight was shining very brightly.
Zhong Yan was standing in front of the shrubs, after scrutinizing carefully for a while, he shook his head, and smilingly said: “I have a bad premonition.”
Murong Shu Qing smilingly asked: “What are you saying?” He should not be worried, the shrubs that he was trimming before, were grotesquely shaped by her.
Zhong Yan picked up the scissor from the side, he followed along with Murong Shu Qing’s trimming shape agilely with a scissor. Very quickly, a standard triangle shape was formed properly. Zhong Yan turned his body around, and made a request posture towards Murong Shu Qing, he answered: “I think it is possible that I will fail the assignment that the Master has given to me.”
Murong Shu Qing raised her eyebrows, she was lightly stroking the neat shrubs, while she gently smiled and said: “You do not look like a person who does not have any confidence!”
Zhong Yan nodded his head, and answered somewhat helplessly: “I am a confident person in the past, if there was nobody who could come and leave here two nights ago, I think I will also still have a complete confidence now.” The guards chased after and lost those two people due to their qinggong. She had these kind of people by her side, no wonder that she dared say that she would not be trapped forever.
As it turned out, he knew it, so Murong Shu Qing smilingly turned around to walk under the shade and sat on the rock bench, she mockingly said: “You can try to take me to another place.”
With regards to her good suggestion, Zhong Yan hedgingly and smilingly asked: “Will it be useful?” He did not think that after finding her, her people would still make him to lose her again. Moreover, if they could still find this place, taking her to another place would not make any difference.
Murong Shu Qing leisurely shrugged her shoulders, her hands were propped on her cheeks, and she appreciated the garden that was filled with dark green. Even though this place could not be regarded as four seasons like spring, but it was refreshingly beautiful green colors that made people feel carefree and relax, the type of green that she loved.
She was still being leisure, when Zhong Yan sat down next to Murong Shu Qing, and asked: “I only want to know why are you not leaving yet?!” This was the thing that he was thinking for two days but he still could not think of the answer. She could leave clearly, but why did she not leave?!
Murong Shu Qing raised her eyes, and faced Zhong Yan’s puzzling eyes, so she lowly smiled. But even though her eyes were full of smiling expression, her indifferent tone revealed a helpless sigh and a solemn attitude: “Because…. my opponent is Xuan Tian Cheng.”
So it was like that, if one wanted to confront a monarch, it was useless if she was only leaving this courtyard. In other words, she was making a plan, and would absolutely follow through with it. Zhong Yan wrinkled his eyebrows, and unclearly asked: “Why do you oppose him so much, you are the woman whom he has given the most attentive (attention)!” Master was a talented and confident youth, also this generation bright monarch, why did Murong Shu Qing persisted on this so much!
“His most attentive (attention)?!” Murong Shu Qing did not know whether to laugh or cry, and asked: “You think that I should be grateful and sobbing because of his most attentive (attention), or being overwhelmed by his favor?!”
Staring at the smile in front of him that looked like a bright moon, and her eyes that were still as calm as clear spring, Zhong Yan shook his head, and asked: “You do not (feel grateful), but he will absolutely not let you escape!” He already followed Master for ten years, so he already knew what he (XTC) was thinking before he showed any expression or made any movement. This Murong Shu Qing, he was afraid that even if he (XTC) was thinking to let her go, he could not let her go.
But Murong Shu Qing lightly shook her index finger, and softly said: “Within one’s life, there should be one or two mishaps that will occur, otherwise, how can life be so dull?!”
It was that indolent and confident smile again, it made her ordinary appearance look so bright and dazzling, and also made people unable to move their eyes for a very long time. For a good while, Zhong Yan just finally recovered, he suddenly laughed out loud, and said: “That is true, then, I will wait and see it.” Good mishap, he hoped that she could really turn into that mishap, she really did not fit in that constrained Imperial palace.
Both of them could not help but to look and laugh at each other, the slight cold wind mixed with the warm winter day, and it made people feel comfortable and want to breathe in. Murong Shu Qing got up, and asked: “Do you drink tea?”
Zhong Yan nodded his head, before Murong Shu Qing turned around to go into the inner room, he suddenly said: “Well, how about we play chess!” She was really an unusual woman, that made people want to be friends with her, or maybe that whole body that emoted calmness and tranquility.
Carrying the green tea and chessboard, Murong Shu Qing returned to sit on the rock bench, and smilingly said: “Why not?!” In any case, his chess skill should be worst than maternal grandfather’s skill, so it was no different whether she won or lost!
Accompanying by the cool breeze, and under the shadow of the tree, the two people were calmly playing chess. From time to time, one could hear several sentences from their friendly chats. The white chess piece was put down lightly, the black chess piece did not have anywhere to go, so the outcome of the game could already be seen.
Zhong Yan smilingly said: “You lost.” The way she played the game, was really nothing to feel great about, but she was the best woman whom he had played with. She had nothing to regret (about the game), and she put down every piece with self-confidence, even if it was the wrong move, she would also correct it on her next move. She strived her best and would not absorb with any errors, no matter whether she was facing a blockade or when she lost, she would only smiled. A person like her, even if she faced a great master in chess, she would not have any pressure either, as she would just put down her pieces, so no matter who her opponent was, it was not important to her at all.
Softly putting down the black piece that was on her hand, she grabbed the green tea, and Murong Shu Qing straightforwardly answered: “En, I already lost three matches.” His chess skill was really not bad. She already racked her brain, and still lost in the end!
Murong Shu Qing stood up, and moved her neck, she just realized that the whole sky was already red. Playing chess was really a way to ‘waste her time on worthless activity’. In a wink, the sun was a already set in the West!
Zhong Yan took the chess pieces and put them back into the small box, and carelessly said: “I do not know if I can continue winning today.”
Murong Shu Qing gently smiled, and answered: “How about we make a bet!”
Putting down the last chess piece into the small box, one could only hear the collision from the chess pieces, the striking sound was sharp and clear. Zhong Yan casted a sidelong glance at the interested and exuberant Murong Shu Qing, she actually had the mood to make a bet on herself!
Getting up to tidy up his slightly wrinkled chang pao, Zhong Yan said with a clear voice: “All of you come very quickly.”
Once his voice left out, two men and one woman appeared astonishingly in front of them, it looked like the maze that was used inside the garden, did not trap them at all.