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By Qian Lu
“Miss, look, it is snowing.” Lu Yi’s startling shout made Murong Shu Qing who was unconsciously flipping a page to lift her head up, lifting open the bamboo hanging screen, one could see that outside already looked silver white, so Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “En, this is the highest mountain area, once we pass through this Feng Shan mountain, it will be Feng Cheng city, and Lin Feng Guan border is very close.”
Before they went up the mountain, there was no snow at the base of the mountain yet, who would have thought that once they were up on the mountain, the difference in temperature was really big like this, and one could clearly see that this mountain was very high. The area of Feng Shan mountain formed numerous mountains, layer upon layer of mountains, so the government was also having some big problems when they were constructing the road. So for one to get to Lin Feng Guan border, the only path to go there was through the Feng Shan mountain and it was the quickest also.
Lu Yi was just about to call Zi Yuan to come and appreciate the snow, but once she turned around, she saw that Zi Yuan’s complexion was somewhat pale and she was closing her eyes. So Lu Yi immediately went to her side, she grabbed her hand anxiously, and asked: “Zi Yuan jiejie, are you feeling unwell?”
Zi Yuan was leaning on the carriage’s wall, and smilingly shook her head, she said with a somewhat weak voice: “Nothing, it is possible because of too much bumping from the carriage so I am somewhat dizzy.”
Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “Then, just rest at the front for a little bit.”
Zi Yuan answered in a whisper: “Thank you, Miss.”
The carriage stopped at a place near the hilltop at a relatively wide open space, Murong Shu Qing took the lead to get down from the carriage. The snow had not stopped but it fell down less than before, taking the snowflakes that were floating down slowly and looking at them gradually melting on her hand, Murong Shu Qing took a deep breath, the cold wind and snow made her to have a light cough.
Bing Po was the most excited with the snow and cold weather, this kind of weather was the most weather that it liked and was accustomed to. So since it started entering the north side, it had shown its passionate mood, especially when it started snowing today, it was running happily even more. After going around for one big loop around the area, Bing Po was finally calmed for a moment, it stoped by the side of Murong Shu Qing, and used its forehead to sway her cheek incessantly. Murong Shu Qing helplessly dodged, as Bing Po’s nose was puffing a steam that made her itchy. Finally, she had no alternative but to pat its head, taking Lu Yi so she could feed the ginseng roots for it to eat, so it would be well-behaved.
“Miss, add more clothing, it is very cold.” Lu Yi was trembling while she handed over the other clothing to Murong Shu Qing, while she looked at Bing Po who was eating happily. In this cold weather and with its short hair, but it was not afraid of cold one bit, Bing Po was really enviable.
Lu Yi always grew up in the south, so she still had not adapted to the weather yet, she already wear three layers of jackets but she was still rubbing her palms incessantly. Murong Shu Qing gently patted her freezing and blushing face, and smilingly said: “You go back inside the carriage, do not catch a cold.”
Lu Yi promptly shook her head, and held the scarf that was on her neck tightly, that was given by Murong Shu Qing, she reached out her hand to try to catch the snowflakes continuously, and happily said: “It is beautiful here, I want to look around.” She had not seen this kind of world with a white snow scenery, there was no other color, it was pure color. As it turned out this was spectacularly beautiful, and it made people to feel inexplicable awe, she felt that she was only a tiny part of this world. Unconsciously stepping forward one step, she wanted to blend into the white snow, but she forgot that she was already standing at the edge, so this one step almost made her fall into the abyss.
Murong Shu Qing sharply pulled Lu Yi’s arm, and took her to leave the edge of the cliffs, she anxiously said: “Be careful, all around this Feng Shan mountain have many cliffs, it is no joke if you are falling from this place.”
Lu Yi was also frightened, and looked at the place that she just stood, the stone that fell down, did not make any sound at all, and she could not help but swallow a mouthful of saliva so she withdrew one step again. Hiding behind Murong Shu Qing’s back, she stared blankly when she nodded and answered: “Oh.”
Murong Shu Qing softly smiled, this girl seemed to be really frightened this time. But she understood this kind of experience, when one could not bear to control the need to be near that silver looking world now.
“Zi Yuan jiejie, are you feeling a little better?” Lu Yi looked at Zi Yuan who was not speaking all along, and only quietly looking at them. Since she was not feeling well, she should rest inside the carriage, since today was cold and freezing. Zi Yuan jiejie and her had never come to the northern part, and she was still wearing very little, no wonder that she fell ill.
Lu Yi was finally calmed down after she was frightened just a moment ago that her heart almost jumped out, after breathing deeply, she came out of behind Murong Shu Qing. She just wanted to go to the carriage and give Zi Yuan a piece of clothing, but Murong Shu Qing grabbed her hand, so Lu Yi puzzlingly looked at her, but she could only see that she was pulled by MSQ whose eyes were surveying at a distance place within the mountain range. For a very long time, Murong Shu Qing could only sigh and say: “It seems that it will be not easy for us to go down the mountain.”
Her words were just barely left out, then there were more than 20 black clothing people who leapt out of the original mountain road that was rather empty, they appeared wordlessly like this so they should already be waiting here at an earlier time. This place was originally not a very big open space on this mountain, and it became a little crowded now. Mo Can was standing behind Murong Shu Qing, he remained in silent, and did not look at those black clothing people. His eyes were even colder than the white snow that was filling the ground, and lingering heavily within the mountain range, but nobody dared to ignore his existence. Bing Po could feel the murderous aura from the black clothing people, so its nose kept puffing some anger continuously, with its dismissive look. Yan Yu appeared to have been prepared long ago, so he stood next to Bing Po with his stoic expression.
The situation became tense, so Lu Yi consciously withdrew behind Murong Shu Qing, she did not have any martial arts, so the best that she could do was to try to protect her own self and did not create any trouble for Miss, this was the thing that she had to do now. Zi Yuan was also standing by the side of the carriage without moving, so Lu Yi thought that she was terrified, and anxiously said to her: “Zi Yuan jiejie, come here quickly.”
Zi Yuan did not move for a long time, but her usual gentle smiling eyes were still sharply staring at Murong Shu Qing who was still appreciating the snow and listening to the wind. Her strange expression like this made Lu Yi feel scared, so she anxiously grasped Murong Shu Qing’s sleeve firmly.
Murong Shu Qing turned her head around, and held Lu Yi’s hand, her slightly cold palm was not able to provide warmth to Lu Yi, but the strength of her hold could make her feel at ease. Appeasing Lu Yi’s uneasy feeling, Murong Shu Qing was looking around one glance at the black clothing people who already surrounded them, then her line of sight moved to Zi Yuan, she faintly said: “You waited for a long time to choose, and finally decided to make a move here, it seemed that you made a complete preparation.”
Zi Yuan shook her head, while she smilingly said: “I was so careful like this, but you still seemed to be able to see it.” Her tone showed helplessness but she still spoke it out with admiration and excitement.
Completely different from Zi Yuan’s soft and gentle voice but the words came out of Zi Yuan’s body, it made Lu Yi to open her eyes big, and she mumbled unbelievingly: “Zi Yuan jiejie ~~!”
“She is not her.” Murong Shu Qing explained in a whisper.
As if she wanted I confirm her (MSQ) words, Zi Yuan softly raised her hand, a piece as if a delicate texture came off of her face.
Under the skin, it was a pale and ordinary face, and did not have any color on it, it practically did not have any expression, and completely lack of her facial features. If one would meet her on the street, one would not have any impression on the face. If one must say what part was special, that would be her eyes, they were ruthless and sharp.
“Where is Zi Yuan?” She already asked Feng Yi when she had to return a book, and he only said that Zi Yuan was suddenly missing, and she had not asked him to go to look for her. Zi Yuan was not this kind of unscrupulous person so it made her to be suspicious, moreover, Zi Yuan and Murong Shu Qing grew up together. When they were small, Murong Shu Qing closed the door with strength and her (ZY) right hand was nipped because of it. Zi Yuan’s right hand did not have any strength, but she was unwilling to mention this normally, and never used her right hand to do anything either, so nobody would know about this.
During the attack that night, when she looked at Zi Yuan’s right hand, she just found out that it was fishy, this woman yi rong shu’s skill (skill to change face) could be considered very high. Not only that it portrayed Zi Yuan’s appearance to the slightest difference, but even the way she spoke, was also the same.
“She is dead.” The woman coldly threw out those words.
Her words made Murong Shu Qing to pucker her eyebrows up, and also made Lu Yi’s frightened complexion to become deathly pale. But Murong Shu Qing did not lose her control at all, and said with her usual calmness: “She is not dead. Moreover, you still have and hide her within this vicinity.”
“How can you be sure.” The woman’s face finally had a trace of provocative smile.
Murong Shu Qing used her tranquil’s voice and faintly answered: “You handle the matters cautiously and carefully, and strive for perfection, so you definitely retain Zi Yuan. As long as you know more about her, you will not let yourself to expose any mistake. Everyday that you have not successful, is the same as the day that she is still alive.” Her heart was very nervous, she hoped that her guess was right, and this woman kept Zi Yuan to guard against the unexpected.
The woman lightly patted her palms, with unconcerned expression as if a human life was not worth anything to her: “Brilliant, but this girl, even is she is dead, or even is she is not dead, she is already half-dead and her life is useless.”
Zi Yuan was not dead, her words already revealed this information, but that girl was certainly in a lot of suffering. Thinking that Zi Yuan would suffer some torments, Murong Shu Qing’s face that was always tranquil, calm and elegant, also showed a layer of cold and frosty expression, she asked with a quiet voice but with clear intonation in every word: “Where is she!”
Murong Shu Qing suddenly changed in complexion, but one could say that it made the woman to laugh out loud presumptuously, but there was actually mournful sound within her laughter. Finally after laughing, the woman did not speak about Zi Yuan’s location, that stoic face regained its original silent, but his sharp eyes became apathetic. For a long time, she just lowly said these words that could not be understood by anyone: “Why did I not run into you at an earlier time?!”
Finished speaking, she closed her eyes, and lightly waved her right hand, the black clothing people were finally making their movements, her long, cold and ruthless sword was pointed at Murong Shu Qing.
Kiranda, how do you feel about your random conspiracy theory now??? And novercrazy guessed it half correctly. Half correctly as this Zi Yuan is an imposter so it’s not the real Zi Yuan who is a traitor. I didn’t even think there was any possibility about this at all even though I should have guessed when Zi Yuan popped out of nowhere meeting MSQ. But once this imposter knew how MSQ treated the people around her, she had some regrets that she met MSQ too late. If she met MSQ earlier, she would probably become another loyal servant to her.
Hehehe… I’m like Bing Po. I love snow and cold weather. ☺️☺️
So now we know who poisoned Lu Yi. The fake Zi Yuan poisoned Lu Yi, hoping that she could use Lu Yi as her weapon against MSQ. Thankfully, that mysterious guy happened to see the poison. Now the question is who sent this imposter, you all have to wait until the next update. 😉