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By Qian Lu
Lantern Festival (Part 2)
The night without the wind also made the atmosphere became even more tense, nobody dared to act blindly, and they just kept maintaining this strange balance like this. The black shadow man who was in the middle, suddenly lifted his right hand to make a gesture, so the other people rapidly made some movements. Several people who were surrounding the black clothing man started to attack, their movements were quick but changeable, one almost could not see what kinds of movements they had. The three people who surrounded Murong Shu Qing, had not made any move, but they were closely staring at them. Mo Can took Murong Shu Qing to withdraw to Yan Yu’s side, and he changed his posture, the red sword that was on his hand, was attacking the three men upfront.
Murong Shu Qing softly sighed, how could Mo Can take a risk like this, but this was actually the best method, these group of people’s martial arts were unusually high, and they were very well coordinated. If they let the two side to unite together with the black clothing man, at that time, the odd for them to have any success was even smaller. So it would be better to settle the three people now, then they could leave a little bit earlier.
Mo Can and the three people were fighting together, the collision of the swords produced some bursts of fire, even though their movements were quick, and well coordinated, but Mo Can could still handle the fight with his martial arts. Murong Shu Qing was not anxious at all, so she turned to look towards the fierce battles on the other side.
The black clothing person who was surrounded in the middle, was about 40 years, his figure was robust, the pair of his eyes like tiger was still glistening and dazzling under the night scene. One person who was facing many opponents, but he was still capable to be calmed and at ease, but unfortunately, his forehead was continuously seeping out beads of sweat, panting heavily, and one could smell the strong blood smell within the atmosphere. This showed that he was already injured seriously, and several people were attacking from all sides now, he gradually had to resist continuously. Several of the black shadows were winning, the black clothing man had already been hit in many places after several moves, his blood was splashing on the ground.
The conclusion could already be seen, the black clothing man did not have anymore power to resist, several of the black shadows also stopped their attacks. When they were just about to capture him, the black clothing man suddenly spitted some black blood from his mouth, and fell down in the middle of the road.
Murong Shu Qing secretly shouted 'oh no', this person took poison to kill himself, in that case, Mo Can would be in danger. Sure enough, after several of them checked that the black clothing man had died, they immediately went to attack Mo Can. But Mo Can’s martial arts were excellent, they could not take any advantage after a period of time. So looking that Murong Shu Qing and the other did not have any martial arts, several of them turned around and attacked them instead. Mo Can turned around several times, even though he was anxious, but he could not break away from these several people.
Yan Yu was solemnly trying to protect them strikingly, but with a few difficult strikes, the black shadows finally had an opportunity that they could exploit. One of the person dodged and captured Zi Yuan’s shoulder, Zi Yuan cried out in fear, and struggled hardly, but she was still captured by the black clothing man, and Zi Yuan's hand was being twisted behind her. Murong Shu Qing was quickly pulling Lu Yi to withdraw behind Yan Yu’s body, and yelled at Mo Can: “Mo Can, save Zi Yuan.”
Her crying out made the people who were surrounding Mo Can to throw everything at him so they could be in tangle with him even more, so he could not free himself. The black clothing man who already captured Zi Yuan, was nervously looking at Mo Can and raised his vigilant. But at this time, nobody had thought that Murong Shu Qing and Lu Yi would come at the quickest time by the side of the black clothing man at the same time. Lu Yi was holding a sharp stone that was given by Murong Shu Qing, and smashed it on the back of the black clothing man’s head with so much strength. Murong Shu Qing pulled away Zi Yuan, and ruthlessly kicked the black clothing man’s most important (groin) area with strength, Zi Yuan also cooperated and stepped on the black man’s foot strongly. The black clothing man’s thought was completely placed on Mo Can, but suddenly his lower abdomen was kicked by the enemy so he was not able to have any response. And that sharp pain also made him have no choice but to let go and wait until he got his strength back, but Murong Shu Qing and the other already ran away and returned behind Yan Yu.
The three people were gasping for air in panics and doubts, and stroking their chests in shock. Murong Shu Qing looked over Zi Yuan, and anxiously asked: “Zi Yuan! How are you?” She knew that she took a risk this time, if one of them was careless, the three of them would possibly be dead. But as such, Mo Can and Yan Yu were unable to do everything at the same time, and she definitely did not want to see Zi Yuan being harmed!
Zi Yuan looked at Murong Shu Qing’s eyes and flashed through a trace of peculiar spark, one did not know if it was because she was really frightened or what, but she answered somewhat rashly: “I am alright.”
Recalling that her hand was twisted behind her a moment ago, Murong Shu Qing grasped her right hand, and lightly stroke to examine it. Suddenly, she knitted her brows and asked: “Your hand?”
Zi Yuan seemed like she finally recovered slowly, she withdrew her hand, and smilingly answered: “Miss, I am alright.”
Murong Shu Qing did not speak anymore, and just paid attention to that the black clothing man who was not fighting anymore. But those group of people were just watching attentively at the side of their feet, so Murong Shu Qing bowed her head to see Lu Yi just happened to pick it up and wipe it, then she gave it to Murong Shu Qing: “Miss, your jade.”
It was the exquisite jade that Chu Yin gave her, it surely fell out when she was not careful a moment ago, fortunately it did not break, otherwise he could not explain it to him. But these group of people’s strange and heated up expressions, were staring at this piece of jade, was it possible that they knew the story of this piece of jade?!
The people who showed their strange expressions were not only them, but Mo Can who was already behind Murong Shu Qing also showed a strange expression. He knew that this piece of jade was Chu Yin's beloved item that had never left his body, but why was it on her? Could it be ____?
And that man who seemed like the leader of the group, after his sharp eyes were staring to look at Murong Shu Qing, he lowly said: “Let’s go.” About a dozen shadows disappeared without a trace in a wink of time.
Yan Yu finally relaxed his breath and said: “We should also leave quickly, the martial arts of these group of people are very high and also strange.”
Clenching the exquisite jade in her hand, Murong Shu Qing nodded her head: “En, let’s go.”
Inside the meticulous and decorated courtyard, one could not see any trace of bleakness even though it was still the winter. By the side of the courtyard, several evergreen trees were planted, even though they were not verdant and lushes, but comparing to the fluttering dead leaves everywhere outside, they were full of vitality. Under the shadow of the moon, a white figure seemed to look especially dazzling. Her long hair was hanging down to her legs, and looked so black, shine and gentle, it contrasted with that shining and bright white robe that she was wearing. The moon gave her a faint layer of soft light. Murong Shu Qing was holding the exquisite jade on her hand, watching it under the moon. There was a reflection of the faint purple ray that she was very familiar with, it was the same reflection as the bracelet that was on her wrist.
This exquisite jade and her bracelet looked more and more identical and they seemed to be made of the same materials, was it also able to travel through time? In that case, how could she make it to display its function? Did she have to collect the other part? If she could still go back through it, should she go back or not? Moreover, those strange group of people from today, what kind of people were they, and Yan Yu and Mo Can had never heard about them. Also, why did they just leave when they saw this exquisite jade, did this thing have any relation with them? Were they enemies or friends?
These big questions were piling inside her brain, and they made her feel somewhat powerless. During this time, she just liked to be alone, free in this dark night. This could make her heart feel tranquil, but tonight, she seemed to be unable to feel any tranquility at all. Murong Shu Qing walked to the stone benches that were in the middle of the small courtyard and sat down. Gently putting the exquisite jade that was on her hand, back to the stone table, Murong Shu Qing said to the person who was already standing behind her for a long time: “Sit down. Do you have any matter to ask me?”
Sitting on the stone bench next to her, Mo Can’s sight had not left the exquisite jade that was on the table, he affirmatively said with a muffled voice: “This is the thing that he always carries on him.” But at the present time, it was actually in her hand.
Murong Shu Qing calmly nodded her head and answered: “Yes. I am entrusted to find the other part.” She felt that it was really a chore to look for it.
Mo Can lowly asked: “Is this piece of jade related to me?” From the time that he could remember, Chu Yin was always carrying this piece of jade, and frequently caressing it gently. When he was a child, there was a time when he (CY) was caressing the jade and staring at his (MC) own self, and his (CY) expression was chaotic, he (MC) did not know what he (CY) was looking at. He always knew that this piece of jade should be related to him, but he had not thought that there was another part of it. Hearing that Chu Yin did not give this exquisite jade to Murong Shu Qing, his uneasy heart that he felt for the whole evening, appeared to be tranquil indescribably.
“You can say it that way, but you can not say it that way either.” That other part of the jade was his mother’s thing, it could also have a relation to her death, so it was indeed related to him. But what was his business with this previous generation’s grievances?
Chu Yin did not explain anything to him for the past many years, he should also think about it.
Murong Shu Qing looked at Mo Can who was by her side, and smilingly said: “You want to know.”
Mo Can answered with a cold and indifferent voice: “Not interested.” For him, one’s past history was not important at all, who he was, he did not care even more.
Murong Shu Qing softly laughed, this person would always be ruthless forever, she had not seemed to see his smile yet. But since he had been following Chu Yin, who was a cold and ruthless person since he was a child, it would be best that she did not have any excessive expectation that Mo Can would have any warmth. Let it be, it was rare that tonight did not have any wind, so sitting on this small courtyard, did not feel cold at all. Raising her head to look at the bright sky and moon, Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “Then, just accompany me to admire the full moon, it is rare that the weather is good tonight.”
Mo Can did not answer, but he was just quietly sitting next to her to accompany her.
Awww… Mo Can, you really make me fall for you more and more… Sighing… I’m going to cry if he doesn’t get MSQ. But then I can have him for me… 😃
Ok, so I think those black clothing men were pursuing that one person who died killing himself. But MSQ's party just happened to be in the wrong place & at the wrong time, so they fought with MSQ's group also. Now, we'll wait to find out how that exquisite jade has any relation to those strange people. 😉