It was him?! That eyes that had no emotion, was cold and deep, Murong Shu Qing would never forget, he was exactly that black dress man who captured her the other night. The current him whose hair was drenched with falling droplets of water on his bronze color skin, the sparkling droplets of water reflected the radiance as if his black hair was scattering on his chest unrestrainedly. His handsome and proud face fit with his arrogant straight nose, one could see his sex appeals, but one could not ignore his cold personality that made a person’s heart to tremble.
She did not anticipate that she would meet him again this quick, and under this embarrassing situation too, Murong Shu Qing lowly mumbled: “You ____” She actually did not know what to say for a moment.
The man looked at Murong Shu Qing and lightly wrinkled his eyebrows, he just knew that she had already recognized him. His wide and sturdy hand moved all the way up, and stopped at Murong Shu Qing’s neck, he coldly said in a low voice: “You should not recognize me!”
Sensing the killing intention from the man, Murong Shu Qing lowly sighed, she believed that she surely offended him, her neck was bleeding for the first time, she almost drown for the second time, it seemed that now, he was planning to kill her so that she did not divulge any secret. She was hoping that the reason was not because she was ‘peeping’ while he bathed. For this absurd reason, Murong Shu Qing lowly laughed, she really had to admire herself, that she could still be able to joke at a time like this.
The man gripped her neck with his hands, but he did not put a lot of strength for a long time, and actually caressed and stroke it lightly.
“You are really not afraid of death!” This woman made him feel puzzled, she was actually not afraid of a sword because of a servant girl last time, and she was unexpectedly laughing now.
Murong Shu Qing certainly and immediately answered: “I am afraid!” But she could not swim, and did not have any martial arts, so what resistant could she have to convince him? It was impossible even more, with one look, one could see that this man was really a ruthless person. But after she recognized him, she actually believed that he would definitely not kill her.
The two people were deadlocked like this in the water, until Murong Shu Qing’s body could not withstand the bone-chilling deep water, and it was shivering uncontrollably. Her complexion was also gradually pale, she thought if she did not go ashore, even if he did not kill her, she would be freezing to death. Murong Shu Qing said with a shivering voice: “Don’t you think we should go ashore to be able to chat better?!”
The man remained unmoved, and he still had an expressionless face, one could not completely see what he was thinking. Murong Shu Qing really wanted to give him a supercilious look, but she was already so powerless, thinking about the words that she just said a moment ago, if he did not kill her, he would probably want to freeze her to death!
When Murong Shu Qing almost lost her consciousness due to being frozen, the man finally had some movements, he quickly swam to the side of the deep pond, and put Murong Shu Qing on a big stone. Not really caring about her, he picked up a black dress under the bushes and put on his clothing properly. It was still that black clothing, with a red long sword.
The man looked one glance at Murong Shu Qing who was on the big rock and lying on her stomach, her dark purple lips were shivering, her body was encircled together, her wet clothing was tightly stuck on her body. It was actually revealing her attractive figure, with a messy and dark long hair that was scattering on the ground. The man slightly narrowed his cold eyes, and turned around to leave. His silhouette quickly disappeared insi
de the dusky cave.
Murong Shu Qing moved her limbs once, she was having a hard time controlling her movements, with great difficulty, she raised her hand and tried to support her body to get up without success. With regards to leaving this cave now, it was just an impossible thing to do, not to mention that she had to climb up that high slope even more. Anyway, she could not move even a single step, so Murong Shu Qing simply lied on the huge rock again to rest. Next time, she simply would not let Cang Su and Yan Yu to leave her side at the same time.
While she was waiting to recover her physical strength, she let her imagination run wild, she could sense a shadow that was blocking the sunshine that penetrated from the low trees, so Murong Shu Qing softly opened her eyes.
Did he not go? Why did he come back?
Not waiting until Murong Shu Qing said anything, the man carried her and walked towards the outside of the cave.
For the whole journey, Murong Shu Qing remained silent due to her weariness, the man was only walking forward without speaking either. He did not know why he wanted to come back either, when he jumped out of the water, he wanted to kill this intruder who destroyed his peacefulness, but seeing her clearly, he actually stopped his hands. Since she recognized him, he should take her life even more, but he was not able to do it again. In the end, he was actually worry that she could not leave the cave so he turned back. What was wrong with him, was it because her relaxed and calm smile, that looked similar to his own unmanned loneliness, or her indifferent and courageous attitudes when she dealt with (any situation)?
One light jump, the two people had already arrived in the forest, the man put Murong Shu Qing down and leaned her on the side of a big tree. Murong Shu Qing stood firm with great difficulty.
“Your name.” Except for that cold eyes that slightly showed some questions, his voice was still cold and did not have any warmth at all, and with his expressionless face, as if he was not the one who asked the question.
“Murong Shu Qing.”
After receiving the answer on his own, the man did not stay any longer this time, and only left ‘Mo Can’ these two words without even turning his head and just left.
Mo Can? (The meaning if his name is no survival). Cold, detached and oppressive? The name really fitted with his personality.
After resting for a moment in the forest, adjusting her breathing and feeling that she could finally had some strength in her body, Murong Shu Qing slowly walked towards the carriage, but the clear autumn day that was originally already cold, felt even colder since her dress was drenched now.
She had not walked too far when she bumped into Lu Yi and Qi Rui’s party who were looking for her, they saw that Murong Shu Qing’s whole body was drenched, and her complexion was deathly pale, that really frightened them. What did she experience during this short period of time?
Lu Yi quickly went to Murong Shu Qing’s side, and nervously examined to see if there was any wound on her body, there was already tears inside her big eyes that fell along her cheeks quietly. While blaming herself, she asked nervously: “Miss, why is it like this?” This was all her faults, she should not catch any fish.
Jing Shui hurriedly put the brocade cloak that was on her hand around Murong Shu Qing’s body that was shaking like a leaf, Qi Rui anxiously asked: “Shu Qing, are you alright?” He only left for a moment, and Shu Qing was gone, while he asked Shu Qing, he was also paying attention to all of the surroundings. But besides the tall trees, and the quiet vast forest, there was nothing else.
Murong Shu Qing wanted to answer that she was alright so they could feel at ease, but her body and teeth that were shaking all along, made her unable to say anything. With her appearance now, she reckoned that they would not believe if she said that she was alright so she might as well remain silent.
“Let’s go back, do not catch the cold.” Shu Qing did not look good at all, the color of her lips was already dark purple, her complexion was lacking color even more. Qi Rui made a prompt decision, and embraced Murong Shu Qing who was on the verge of a collapse. He carefully took her into the carriage, and instructed the carriage driver to go back quickly.
For the whole journey, Lu Yi had already exchanged her dress with a dry one, she lied her down on the spacious carriage, and put a thin quilt. Murong Shu Qing felt that her own strength slowly came back, except being exhausted, she really did not feel any uncomfortable feeling. Closing her eyes, Murong Shu Qing sank within the darkness.
Finally before the sunset, they arrived at the Qi’s manor, Murong Shu Qing looked a lot better after being helped by Lu Yi and resting all the way, her complexion was still not good, but it was not deathly pale anymore. Lu Yi carefully supported her to get down from the carriage, Qi Rui asked someone to call for a physician, and followed behind Murong Shu Qing and the other ladies to accompany her to Die Cui Xiao Su. Huo Zhi Qing also insisted that she wanted to wait until Murong Shu Qing saw a physician, once she was alright, then she would be willing to leave.
Just arriving at the gate, the old Head housekeeper who seemed to have been waiting for a long time, came up, he gave courtesy to Qi Rui when he saw him, and said to Murong Shu Qing’s group: “Miss Shu Qing, Master invites you to come to the study room.” Miss’ complexion was extremely bad, could it be that she was sick?
She had already anticipated earlier that Qi Zhong Lin would look for her, but she had this battered and exhausted appearance now, how could she meet him, and where could she find any strength to deal with him. Softly sighing, Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “I understand, I will go there as soon as possible.” Forget it, what she should confront, she could not hide it any longer.
Entering the bedroom, Murong Shu Qing asked Lu Yi to find the light purple cheongsam, she really should not fit to wear a white dress and green skirt now. In order to make her complexion look rosy and with some vigor, Murong Shu Qing asked Lu Yi to put a light make up on, and with some meticulous make up, she finally looked like her usual self who was always peaceful, there was no difference at all.
Murong Shu Qing asked Lu Yi to stay inside of the courtyard, and she followed Yu Shan to go to Qi Zhong Lin’s study room. During the birthday feast, she just knew that this wise and farsighted elderly person could already see everything. Otherwise, he would not make her to show her talent, but she did not anticipate that he would look for her this quickly, it seemed that he had investigated her clearly. She would meet the first famous Prime Minister of the whole world today.