Putting the reed straw that was in her hand, backed into the flower vase, Murong Shu Qing helplessly got up, she actually did not want to repeat her theory about the clear porridge that she wrote in a moment of desperation again. But if she did not say anything, it seemed that she would let down Xi Lie Yue’s teasing and Xian Yi’s pondering gaze. So slightly cupping her hands, Murong Shu Qing politely greeted and perfunctorily answered: “Xian Gongzi is mocking me, Qin Mou’s opinion is unworthy, but the public opinion also states food.”
Presented by this extraordinary knowledge from this person, these several short words had already expressed Murong Shu Qing’s opinion. Xian Yi’s face was restrained from a joking expression a moment ago, his star liked eyes were slightly held back, and he quite interestingly said: “Gongzi’s knowledge is really out of the ordinary, I am not sure if Gongzi knows where ‘how to remove worry’ comes from?”
Xian Yi’s question, not only caused the interest of Xi Lie Yue, Murong Shu Qing was also facing the man who was in front of her, when he asked this question, how many bright Masters and virtuous Officials had thought about this question painstakingly, but how could she answer this? The answer was no, she did not know it. The man’s identity was unknown, Xi Liu Yue was already ‘glaring like a tiger watching its prey’ to her, so she would still say it cleverly. After pondering for a little bit, Murong Shu Qing answered with a rather common way: “The rising of the peasants is the cause to lower the taxation.” Finally, looking one glance at Xi Liu Yue’s hand that was close to her, Murong Shu Qing smilingly added a sentence: “And to restrict the wine.”
Suspecting that he would have a different and brilliant explanation, but his obvious and perfunctory answer, made Xian Yi feel somewhat disappointed. But his final sentence about restricting the wine was actually interesting, Xian Yi smilingly asked: “Why?”
Coming to the side of Xi Lie Yue, she had picked up the white jade wine cup that was on her hand, the iced tasteless wine inside was overflowing. Murong Shu Qing casted one glance at her, then she lightly smiled and answered: “This wine is rich and mellow, pure and sweet smelling, but this kind of good wine will actually use up tenfold of foodstuffs. If the country is rich and powerful, the rice and grains are adequate, the wine products will certainly be a good business, on the other hand ____”
Even though she was saying it like this, Xi Liu Yue was somewhat disappointed, but what she was saying was a fact. The Murong’s family, Niang Jiu (brew wine) Fang (shop) used up so many foodstuffs, she understood it, that it basically used glutinous rice fermentation to brew wine during this era, the cost to make the wine was really expensive.
Restricting the wine was indeed a new formulation, even though he knew that this man intentionally exercised restraint from his own talent, but inadvertently, one could still impress by his exquisite thought, and unusually clever thought. So Xian Yi sincerely praised: “Qin Gongzi’s thought is very unique, this Xian Mou really admires you.”
Xi Lie Yue who was half leaning on the soft couch, propped her chin with her hands, and knew that Murong Shu Qing wanted her to listen to these words. Even though she was fond with wine, but she would not disregard people’s livelihoods either. Moreover, Hai Yu’s population was not many, its natural resources were plentiful, she should absolutely not be anxious about this. And looking one glance at Murong Shu Qing, Xi Lie Yue did not forget to tease her back either: “I actually think those sentences are only from one’s personal opinion!”
She did not kno
w her identity last time and only felt that she was especially meticulous with regards to foodstuffs, so her opinion was rather original. Once she knew her identify afterwards, she was actually the biggest producer of grains, the family’s master who grew crops, no wonder that she ‘haggled over every ounce’ of foodstuff like this. But she was Dong Yu’s landlord and financial magnate, and she was ____.
She was very looking forward for them to have a confrontation in the future.
Xian Yi surprisingly said: “Is Qin Gongzi’s family background in brewing wine?” Looking at his temperament and conversation style, he actually did not look like it, moreover, within the domestic wine taverns in Dong Yu, there was nobody who could spend ten thousand taels of silver just to listen to a song! Or, he was not a resident of Dong Yu?
Brewing wine? He just finished asking, Murong Shu Qing and Xi Lie Yue stared blankly at first, after they were slightly startled, Xi Lie Yue was laughing out loud. Murong Shu Qing did not know whether to laugh or cry, did she look like a person who brewed wine? Keeping her smile in her heart, Murong Shu Qing cupped his hands and smilingly said: “Only slightly read about it.”
Looking at their expressions, Xian Yi already knew that his guess was wrong, but what was the identify of the man after all? This mysterious person appeared to be in a relationship with this unconventional and amorous Hai Yue. His thin but not weak figure always attracted his sight unconsciously. He really should investigate this person!
Xian Yi bowed his head to ponder, the man who was behind him, reminded him with a whisper: “Master, it is already late.”
While Xian Yi was thinking something, he lightly nodded his head, the man respectfully retreated back.
Xian Yi brightly smiled and cupped his hands: “Chatting like this today is a very happy occasion, and hoping that we can still chat with Qin Gongzi and Miss Hai Yue freely in the future, Xian Mou has other important things to attend to today, so I say goodbye first.”
Xi Lie Yue lazily stayed sit on the couch, conveniently picked up a thin silk on the side, and shook it, she smilingly said: “Gongzi, take care.”
Murong Shu Qing faintly smiled and nodded, she did not get up either, and answered with courtesy: “Hope to see you again.”
Xian Yi deeply looked one glance at Murong Shu Qing who was still sitting upright again, and smilingly said: “Hope to see you again.” Finished speaking, he departed the decorated boat confidently and freely. He wanted to meet them again every quickly.
Murong Shu Qing did not know it now, this courtesy sentence ‘hope to see you again’, would actually turn into a nightmare that she was unable to escape.
Murong Shu Qing looked at the sky, the sun had already setting, but the afterglow was still fiery, the magnificent red color added a slight color on the river, as if it took along its brief and gorgeous vitality. Getting up and tidying her slightly wrinkled scholar garment, she slowly walked to leave the ship, allowing the cool breeze to touch her long hair, she faintly said: “I am also leaving.”
Lying on that soft couch, she took the tasteless wine that was handed over by the young child, Xi Lie Yue smilingly said to Murong Shu Qing who was standing on the deck: “What are you in a hurry for, just accompany me to drink a couple of cups again.”
Murong Shu Qing shook her head, as it turned out, Xi Lie Yue was a ‘drunkard’! Smilingly turning around towards the indolent Xi Lie Yue who slightly squinted her eyes, Murong Shu Qing straightforwardly made fun of her: “Forget it, you smile just like a fox, if I do not leave, I am afraid that you will tear apart the bone in my stomach.” She increased her knowledge today about Xi Lie Yue’s bad behavior.
She would not tear apart the bone in her stomach, and would accept if she had an intention to be a good official. Murong Shu Qing had a character and style to handle affairs of the country and she (XLY) really hit it off with her (MSQ). She really sincerely hoped that she would be willing to return to Hai Yu with her, at that time, they could make decisions to make Hai Yu into a flourishing country.
“Hehe, take care ah!” But Xi Lie Yue did not have any power to make her to stay, it was already hard to be her close friend, but she would want to think of some ways to make Murong Shu Qing voluntarily go to Hai Yu.
Murong Shu Qing did not pay any attention to her anymore, and got out of the decorated boat with Lu Yi, marching along the twilight of the sunset, they were walking slowly along the river bank. The fine, glossy and wet sand that were under their feet, seemed like sinking with their steps, even though there was not too much weight on it. The ray of the sunset was the most difficult to grasp, only within a dazzling effort, that the world was in a dazzling red color, and then it gradually submerged into a dark blue cloud, so it was hard to look for any trace of it.
“Yan.” Xi Lie Yue turned around and gently leaped down the soft couch, from an embroidery pouch that was on her waist, she took out a dark jade seal and tossed it easily to fall on Yan’s hand. Looking at Murong Shu Qing whose elegant figure was gradually getting further apart, Xi Lie Yue leaned on the boat’s mast, the corner of her mouth raised up, and she smilingly said: “Write and send a letter back to Hai Yu, ask Xiu Zhi to immediately come over.”
Murong Shu Qing, I wanted to see where you could hide!
“Yes.” She understood what her Master wanted to do, but how could this Miss Murong easily compromise to other people? Yan Song shrugged her shoulders, she still had to write a letter, and set aside ‘the fight’ for these two people, then it would be good.
From returning to the Qi’s family from the back door, Murong Shu Qing keenly detected that the atmosphere was not right, the rear court only had two bodyguards who were patrolling in the past. But they were actually increased to four people now, and there were two teams who were patrolling at the same time, something certainly happened at this Qi’s family. In order not to create any trouble, Murong Shu Qing who was wearing a man’s clothing, was shielded by Lu Yi, Yan Yu and Cang Su, so she could smoothly return to Die Cui Xiao Su.
Just barely setting her feet into the courtyard, Jing Shui who had been waiting for a long time, welcomed her up, she slightly wrinkled her eyebrows, and said with a somewhat anxiousness: “Miss, you are finally back.”
Murong Shu Qing patted Jing Shui’s hand, and walked with her into the courtyard, then she quietly asked: “What had happened?”
Looking at Murong Shu Qing, Jing Shui felt that her heart was indescribably tranquil, deeply breathing, she informed Murong Shu Qing what she heard when she was cleaning the gate of the courtyard: “I just heard a moment ago that Head housekeeper Yu told Yi Yong to invite a physician, he said that the Eldest Master (MSQ’s Big Uncle) ran into an assassin on the way home, and suffered an injury!”
Qi Yun was attacked by an assassin? Murong Shu Qing’s brows were lightly frowned, there was already some news that came from Lin Feng Guan border yesterday. Cang Yue really stationed 80,000 troops outside of Lin Feng Guan, while Dong Yu moved 60,000 troops outside of Lin Feng Guan, both armies already appeared to get ready to start the war. Qi Yun was attacked by an assassin today, was it a coincidence or deliberate situation? If it was a deliberate situation, what could happen next?
Murong Shu Qing lightly sighed, and said to Lu Yi: “Lu Yi, give me a woman’s clothing, I want to go and look.” Maybe, Maternal grandfather already had a clue.