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By Qian Lu

Chapter 73

Choice (Part 1)

After Murong Shu Qing walked for a while, she found out that she did not know any direction anymore, by her side was all red plum flowers that were already blooming gradually, the sky was already dark, and it was even more difficult to know the direction. She had no alternative but to stand by the plum tree, and turned around to look at Mo Can, helplessly forced a smile and said: “I think I am lost again.”

Mo Can walked to Murong Shu Qing’s front, that pair of eyes that were always filled with coldness, were looking quietly at her. He was always silent like this, as if everywhere around him was all frozen. After a very long time, Mo Can extended his right hand to slowly stroke Murong Shu Qing’s hair. His sudden movement made Murong Shu Qing feel slightly surprised in her heart, but she did not avoid him either. When he put down his hand, she could only see the spoiled red flower on his hand. His hand was rough, that was only because that hand was holding a sword all year round, but his hand was exceptionally gentle when he stroke the falling flower.

“Must you really put yourselves in a dangerous situation?” Mo Can’s muffled voice echoed within the spacious and empty plum forest, if one did not listen it carefully, one would not be able to hear it clearly.

Murong Shu Qing’s sight was raided from looking at the falling plum flower, when she heard clearly what Mo Can was saying, she answered it with a dumbfounded feeling: “I do not want to put myself in dangerous situation either ah!” Saying that she felt like she really enjoyed being hunted down by some people.

“You do not want to but you are not willing to stay here.” Mo Can let go of the spoiled red flower that was floating down from his hand, after it was floating with the wind, it became dust.

Murong Shu Qing looked all around, and she was still within the plum forest, anyway, she could not go out on her own either, and Mo Can did not look like he wanted to get her out of here, so she would just leaned on that big plum tree again. Murong Shu Qing smilingly asked: “Are you coming to be Chu Yin’s mouth-piece?”

Looking at the way Murong Shu Qing’s standing, she did not look a little bit like a noble daughter from a wealthy family at all. Mo Can was actually a lot more rigid, with a black dress on his whole body, he was standing tall and straight up there, and did not lose to the arrogant plum flowers within the courtyard. Mo Can slightly knitted his eyebrows, and said with his cold voice: “By his side, you are safe at the very least.”

Even though he had never called Chu Yin, ‘Master’, and he had never asked him either. But nobody in this world could compete with Chu Yin’s superb kungfu, moreover, with his strange division method, and amazing medical abilities, he dared to say that Chu Yin would be able to protect her, so just by staying by Chu Yun’s side, Murong Shu Qing would be very safe.

Murong Shu Qing lowly sighed, and leaning on the thick branch behind her, she slightly closed her eyes, the cold wind was brushing away, and the subtle fragrant was floating. Murong Shu Qing said with a light voice: “There is a lot of times when being safe is a relative. There is no place that can be used as a shelter for a life time. I have some responsibilities and no choice to take this upon myself!”

How could she not know that being by Chu Yin’s side, would be very safe, but those people who wanted her life, did not really target her, but it was rather the Murong’s family. If they killed her, that would be the quickest way to knock down the Murong family’s businesses. She could hide behind Chu Yin, then, the danger would go to the old Murong Xiang and Murong Xing Hun who had just grown up. When you had already turned into the other people's shelters, how could you casually withdraw your wings?!!

Murong Shu Qing’s voice just fell off, Mo Can actually answered frankly: “Alright, it is up to you.”

His excessively gentle intonation made Murong Shu Qing somewhat curiously opened her eyes, Mo Can who was in front of her, still showed that rigid and cold face, but his frosty eyes were already gone, they only showed anxiousness now, and she even caught a faint excitement in them?? What did just happen now? Was that something that she had said?

Not understanding it, Murong Shu Qing did not have any alternative but to smile and look at Mo Can, and she waited for him to say his next explanation.

“I will not let you die.” Mo Can said indifferently, but each word seemed to show a thousand catties (1 catty = 50 grams) in strength, it was really shaking people’s hearts.

Murong Shu Qing stared blankly, and finally understood, so she immediately smiled, did this hitman want to change profession as a bodyguard now? But he was just standing there and already emitting a faint killing’s aura, threatening with cold atmosphere. Did he still remember how to save people? For him, killing was a lot easier than saving after all! Finally restraining her smiling expression, Murong Shu Qing mockingly said: “Your market price is extremely high, one million taels to kill one person. Then, how much money do you need to save a person, I am afraid that I cannot afford you!”

It was rare that Mo Can answered in agreement: “Do you want money or your life?”

“I want both!” Murong Shu Qing answered it frankly, finished speaking, she could not help but to laugh out loud. Mo Can still did not say anything, but only looked at the jade smiling expression from the person in front of him, the corner of his mouth could not help but to raise up slightly.

Within the plum forest, two figures, one black and one white, were walking harmoniously and unexpectedly, there would be some low and light laughters from time to time, this was the first time that they were talking relaxingly.

When they almost left the plum forest, Murong Shu Qing finally saw Yan Yu, so it turned out that he was trapped all along within the most outer area of the plum forest, it was exactly like her expectation. Yan Yu who had been trying to break through for two shichen (4 hrs), his calm eyes had already shown anxiousness and some agitations, when he saw Mo Can, his tight fists were getting tighter and tighter and his heart felt more ruthless. Murong Shu Qing anxiously walked to the front of Yan Yu, she showed her usual tranquil and light smile, and also with her usual gentle and clear voice, Murong Shu Qing said: “Yan Yu, let’s go back.”

His fisted hands were slowly relaxing, Yan Yu covered up the irritable feeling that was in his heart, and did not look at Mo Can anymore. He lightly nodded towards Murong Shu Qing and silently stood behind her.

Murong Shu Qing secretly and leisurely breathed, when she looked towards Mo Can, there was no soul in sight. This person would forever be coming and leaving without a trace like this. Taking back her sight, she was not reluctant to leave the proud and cold plum flowers anymore, and walked out. Before she studied about those five elements arrays, or the strange division method, she thought that she would not enter this plum forest again.

When Murong Shu Qing returned to Jing Shui Ya Xu, the whole sky was already red, but she did not see Jing Shui, it seemed that she was invited to go out with Qi Rui. Murong Shu Qing lied down on the soft couch in the middle of the courtyard, she was somewhat tired today, and closed her eyes to rest for a moment. When she felt that Lu Yi softly put a blanket on her, she did not open her eyes either.

When Murong Shu Qing woke up, the sky was already completely dark, there was no moon tonight, and the stars were not bright either. So she did not know what time it was, just barely wanted to sit up, she saw Jing Shui who was wearing a plan clothing and sitting in a daze on the stone steps at the small courtyard. Against the backdrop of the swaying candle, her complexion looked faintly white. She looked upfront but her eyes were not focus on anything, so one did not know if she was pondering over or getting caught up in a loss thought. Her expressionless appearance made people feel very anxious.

Murong Shu Qing got up to move, and her movement seemed to startle Jing Shui, and she recovered to look at Murong Shu Qing’s anxious eyes. Jing Shui stood up from the stone steps, and slowly came to the side of Murong Shu Qing, but her movement was somewhat stiff. When she stood in front of the soft couch, she finally tried to say hesitatingly: “Miss, I ____”

Looking at her difficult movement, it seemed that she had been sitting on that cold step stones for a long time. Shaking her head, she pulled her hand, and made her sit on the soft couch, then she used the blanket to cover both of her legs that were slightly shivering. Murong Shu Qing tranquilly asked: “What is going on!”

Jing Shui was simply sitting quietly, finally, she shook her head, and said in a whisper: “Nothing, I just want to stay by your side for a moment.”

Murong Shu Qing was lightly patting Jing Shui’s hand all along, she took her slightly messy hair and put them behind her ear, and warmly said: “Do you have anything to say to me?”

Jing Shui lightly leaned her head on Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder, and lowly mumbled: “En.” Then she did not say anything anymore, so Murong Shu Qing did not question her anymore either. She was only stroking Jing Shui’s hand all the time, when she thought that Jing Shui would almost fall asleep, Jing Shui suddenly asked in a whisper: “If my face can be cured, will it become very beautiful?”

A soft muttering sound echoed within this tranquil small courtyard, she did not cry noisily, but her leisure and calm voice, stabbed Murong Shu Qing’s heart. Strongly nodding her head, Murong Shu Qing’s hand was lightly patting Jing Shui’s shoulder, and she affirmatively answered: “It will be.”

It was silent for a long time again, within the quiet night, the two figures were nestling quietly against each other like this. Murong Shu Qing could feel that her shoulder was rather wet, she did not know whether the hot tears or the frozen tears burnt her shoulder. This silent cry really made people to feel sorry for her.

“But there are some people who will change to be the current me.” She was still tranquilly talking, Murong Shu Qing could not see Jing Shui’s expression. She believed that this question had already been in her mind over and over again, so she was somewhat stupefied and felt at a loss even more. Feeling inferior for a long time, she suddenly found a hope, but her conscience was put to the test with the conflicting views. For the whole night, this young girl was pressure on how to make a choice like this, when all was said and done, was it Chu Yin or her being cruel?!

Jing Shui suddenly sat her body up, and frankly gazed at Murong Shu Qing’s eyes, her eyes still filled with tears, were full of expectations, looked puzzled and at a loss, and were looking at her helplessly. Strongly grasping Murong Shu Qing’s hand, she asked with some impatient: “Miss, I want to cure my face, but I do not want to hurt another person, what do you think I should do?”

Sian’s notes:
By now, you all should know that I’m shipping MSQ & Mo Can so far. I’m a sucker for a cold looking guy who has a gentle heart. 😍😍😍 Plus I’m missing good interactions between XY & MSQ. Aiyo…

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