This chapter was translated for only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY at the translator’s and editor’s own free times.
Imperial Decree (Part 1)
Lu Yi looked at Murong Shu Qing’s figure and immediately welcomed her. She pulled the sleeve of her garment, and her big eyes that were filled with tears, were falling one drop at a time. She did not say anything, and her small mouth was slightly trembling. She was afraid that once she opened her mouth, she would start crying loudly first.
Murong Shu Qing who was afraid of this kind of expression the most, immediately pulled on her hand, and put (LY’s) hand in her own face, so that she could feel her warm temperature. And she smoothly and steadily said: “Lu Yi, do not cry ah, I am really good, I am alright.”
Murong Shu Qing faintly smiled to appease Lu Yi’s concern and panicky feeling for a full month. Lu Yi continuously nodded her head, and buried her face in Murong Shu Qing’s embrace. She was unable to suppress the sound of her crying anymore, she would finally return to Miss’ side again!
Murong Shu Qing softly sighed, she was only 16-17 years old child, but she had already went through so many lives and deaths thrilling situations. Caressing the faint pink scar that was on Lu Yi’s neck, Murong Shu Qing softly asked: “Does it still hurt?” She thought that she should still send her back to the Qi’s family, as she did not want her to keep following her and suffer some hardships with her.
Lu Yi lifted her head up from Murong Shu Qing’s embrace, it was probably that she already vented all of her frightened and worried feelings, so even though there were still tears that were on her face, but her mouth was already raised softly. She foolishly smiled while she shook her head to answer: “It does not hurt!”
Looking that she was crying and smiling, so Murong Shu Qing softly smiled and shook her head, she helped her to wipe the tears away from her face. At this time, a steady and graceful woman’s voice unhurriedly came from behind: “Miss.”
Murong Shu Qing turned around, and only saw a graceful and beautiful person who was standing in front of her. Examining her carefully, it was…. Jing Shui! The dark red birthmark that was on her face, was already gone by a lot now. It had changed into a faint pink, and if one did not see it carefully, one would not notice it at all. Jing Shui who was originally delicate and graceful, after adding her self-confidence and radiance, her temperament was outstanding even more! Murong Shu Qing praisingly said: “The clean water has drifted on the current by a lot.” Chu Yin’s medical expertise was really excellent and extraordinary.
With regards to Murong Shu Qing’s compliment, Jing Shui was somewhat embarrassed and her face was slightly red, so she lowered her head. Her heart was filled with appreciation towards Miss, if it was not because of Miss, then there would not be the current her.
Looking that she was still simple, but was wearing a quality cheong sam dress, Murong Shu Qing smilingly asked: “Are you preparing to get married?” She hoped that Qi Rui’s performance, would not make her to be disappointed.
Slightly startled, she lifted her head to look at Murong Shu Qing's understanding eyes, so Jing Shui softly nodded her head, and answered: “En.”
Murong Shu Qing patted Jing Shui’s hand, and smilingly said: “Very good.” In the end, there was a couple of lovers who could be married! Looking at Jing Shui’s flowery smile, Murong Shu Qing suddenly remembered about the matter that she promised to Chu Yin, so she turned around to ask: “Lu Yi, where are two of the exquisite jades?”
“I will give them back to you, they are inside the room now.” These two pieces of exquisite jades were extremely treasured by Miss, so she would naturally give them back to her properly!
“En.” Her heart that was anxious, could finally be at ease. If they were really missing, she did not know how to explain it to Chu Yin.
The three people were chatting in front of the Qi’s manor, and they did not appear to want to go in, Yu Qian who was always standing and waiting in front of the manor, did not have any alternative but to walk over. He cupped his hands to Murong Shu Qing to salute and say: “Miss Shu Qing, the Old Master is inviting you to go to the study room.”
She already anticipated that Maternal grandfather would look for her, but she did not anticipate that he was actually impatient like this. So Murong Shu Qing lightly smiled to Lu Yi and Jing Shui and said: “You two go back to Die Cui Xiao Su (courtyard) and wait for me.” Finished speaking, she returned her greeting to Yu Qian, and said: “I have to inconvenient the Old housekeeper to lead the way.”
Yu Qian took Murong Shu Qing to the gate of the study room courtyard, soon he left afterwards, the gate of the study room was still wide open. On the right side, there was a small platform with several low tables and chess games on them, and there was also a pot of steep tea. The layout of the study room did not change at all, so it seemed like yesterday that she just played chess and drank tea with Maternal grandfather.
Qi Zhong Lin was engrossed in writing something by the side of the big desk, it looked like he was practicing calligraphy. Murong Shu Qing walked past the desk, the big writing paper almost occupied half of the desk, the Moyan ink stone that Murong Shu Qing gave him during his birthday was on the side. The characters that Maternal grandfather wrote, were bold and impressive, the strength penetrated the paper throughly. And they were steady and resolute, and did not lose any confidence and gracefulness. No wonder that the other people said that Maternal grandfather was not only a famous prime minister in this generation, but he was also a great expert in calligraphy, his calligraphy writings were so invaluable and difficult to find.
Murong Shu Qing quietly stood by the side to appreciate Maternal grandfather’s writing brush that looked like a roaming dragon, until the final word was agilely completed, then Qi Zhong Lin smilingly said: “You have returned.”
Murong Shu Qing carelessly nodded her head and answered: “En.”
Qi Zhong Lin already left the desk, and took the Moyan ink stone to the basin on the side to wash it. Murong Shu Qing was looking at his meticulous manner, and she could not help but smile. It looked like Maternal grandfather really treasured this Moyan ink stone, that he even washed it by himself.
Hearing Murong Shu Qing’s light smile, Qi Zhong Lin looked one glance at her, and bowed his head to continue to wash the Moyan ink stone seriously. But his mouth asked without any urgency nor slowly: “Did you reach your objective?”
She just knew that he would definitely ask! Murong Shu Qing walked to the front of the low table and sat down, and poured a cup of hot tea for Qi Zhong Lin and herself, then she answered in two words: “Only half!”
Once Qi Zhong Lin washed the ink stone properly, he put it on the table along the window, pretending not to understand, he said: “This half, was it the matter that you did to Yan Rui, or the matter between you and Xuanyuan Yi?” Slowly walking to Murong Shu Qing’s front and sitting down, Qi Zhong Lin continued to ask casually: “Or, another matter…. with Xuan Tian Cheng?!”
Murong Shu Qing lightly caressed her forehead, she knew earlier, that there were many things that could not be kept from Maternal grandfather, but she did not expect that he even knew about Xuan Tian Cheng’s matter. Drinking her tea to cover up her helpless appearance, she did not know how to explain this mess, so Murong Shu Qing embarrassingly answered: “Currently, everything was solved halfway.”
Halfway, how good halfway, Qi Zhong Lin lightly smelled the tea and was sighing in his heart. He knew why she went to Lin Feng Guan border, so he understood it clearly. He was anxious for her safety during the journey, and was anxious about her whereabouts even more. Who would have thought that wherever this girl went, there was no peacefulness at all. One moment, she fell off the cliffs, and another moment, she was kidnapped, she really made his old heart to float and shake along with her. Even though he was grumbling, he was actually extremely satisfied with this granddaughter who appeared gratuitously, and was also proud of her.
All of her accomplishments against Yan Rui, were very sharp, they really hit the target and did some real damages. At Lin Feng Guan border, she unfathomably made some mighty and astonished new weapons. Her connections and brains really made people to admire her, no wonder that Hong Ming wanted to keep her. But he did not know that there were some feelings between this girl and the Emperor, and based on Xuan Tian Cheng’s conduct, it appeared that he already had deeper feeling towards her. Since this was like this, he was afraid that Xuanyuan Yi’s wedding preparation would still have many twists and turns.
He even felt a headache, but she seemed to be fine, could still smile happily, drink tea and chat with him! Lightly pushing aside the tea leaves, Qi Zhong Lin gently reprimanded: “You, this girl, just like to play with fire.”
Even though he said the words like that, but the old man’s face actually showed an expression like he was waiting for a good show.
Grasping the teacup, Murong Shu Qing did not know whether to cry and smile, and said: “I feel injustice!” She was thrown into fire by some people!!
Not paying attention on her pitiful appearance, Qi Zhong Lin asked in high spirits: “Have you thought what you are going to do?” He really wanted to know how Shu Qing would resolve this big problem with the Emperor.
Murong Shu Qing was leaning on the soft cushion behind her, and she completely did not look like a girl from a wealthy family, and lazily answered: “I am still thinking.”
“Still thinking?” Qi Zhong Lin shook his head casually, he sighed and said: “This does not look like your style.” Based on his observation towards Shu Qing, she was well organized and generally prepared for a battle. But how come she said that she had not thought it properly today?! This was actually strange!
Murong Shu Qing sighed, and put down the teacup that was on her hand, she sat cross-legged on the soft cushion. She propped her hands on a crowbar, and with a helpless appearance, she softly smiled and answered: “It is true that I am already prepared for a rainy day, but life always likes to give me some nice surprises, so I can only seize the opportunity for it!” She felt good and relaxed with Maternal grandfather, so she could act like a child and show this kind of senseless and willful personalities. Or maybe because she could feel her Paternal grandfather’s warmth feeling on Maternal grandfather’s body!
Looking at her shameless appearance, Qi Zhong Lin laughed out loud with his clear voice, this girl could even act like a spoiled child and it was still different than other people!
In between the noisy laughs, Yu Qian softly knocked on the door, and waited until the two people’s sights were looking towards him, then Yu Qian modestly and respectfully said: “Old Master, the Imperial decree is here!” Finished speaking, he still slightly looked one glance at Murong Shu Qing. With this glance, it could already show who the object for this Imperial decree was for. It was for her, so Murong Shu Qing sighed, and said to Qi Zhong Lin: “Look, a nice surprise comes again!”
She did not know what Xuan Tian Cheng was trying to do this time, no wonder that Zhong Yan was not chasing them these past two days. So as it turned out, they used a high chess movement, and the Imperial decree was already waiting for her outside the family’s door.
Murong Shu Qing and Qi Zhong Lin looked one glance at each other, both of them were completely understood in their thoughts. In any case, now was just… (a time) that the soldiers would take measures according to the actual situation!!
Jing Shui’s name means clean water. So that sentence of “the clean water has drifted on the current…” is a pun using her name, I think.
Awww, happy ending for Qi Rui & Jing Shui… 😍😍
I knew that Xuan Tian Cheng won’t give up. Xuanyuan Yi, Xuanyuan Yi, you should marry MSQ right away!!! What’s the stupid Emperor up to now???