Brother-in-Law Will Support You
Feng Yu Heng never thought that a day would come when she would explain how a gun worked to a person from an ancient era, what a bullet was, and how to use a gun. Fortunately, Xuan Tian Ming’s ability to understand things was very good, and he did not do anything stupid like wanting to try the gun on the boat. He also did not ask why she had this sort of thing.
In summary, when Feng Yu Heng finished teaching him what needed to be taught, she saw that he did not continue to ask, thus she let out a sigh of relief.
Since it had been brought out, there had to be a reason for bringing it out. She had thought long ago that she would need to prepare a decent dowry for herself, but the imperial family had plenty of money and jewels. Even if she prepared, she would not be able to bring out anything nice for Xuan Tian Ming. Having just mentioned the gun, she had a realization. If she used this thing as a dowry, it was quite good. No matter how skilled Xuan Tian Ming was at martial arts, there would always be injuries and deaths on the battlefield. Having an extra gun to protect his life would always be better than any older weapon.
“Hold on to it.” She told Xuan Tian Ming: “The bullets are all in my space. I will give you some more when you get back.” After thinking a little, she added: “in truth, I did not want to have this sort of thing appear in Da Shun. For such a heaven-defying thing to appear so soon, it’s clear that the flow of history will change. Xuan Tian Ming, whether this outcome is good or bad, none are able to foretell. Perhaps it’s good for us now, but in the future…”
Xuan Tian Ming knew what she was talking about. Which of the things inside her space was not heaven-defying. If those sorts of things appeared in Da Shun, perhaps the world would descend into chaos. He thought a little and placed the gun back in Feng Yu Heng’s hands. He then said with a strange gaze: “Keep it for now. When we lead the troops North, I will take it then. Place it inside the space. That way, a third party will not know about it.”
Feng Yu Heng did not argue, nodding and putting the two guns away, “They’ll be kept with me for now.”
“Un.” He continued: “There’s no need to worry too much about what should appear and what shouldn’t. As I see it, since you were able to have that sort of space, it means that this sort of thing is definitely destined to appear in this world. Whether it came sooner or later, it all depended on the opportunity. Thus, Heng Heng, do not feel too burdened. Just go with the flow.”
In regards to this issue, Feng Yu Heng had thought about it before. Since the heavens had arranged for her to arrive in this world along with this medical space filled with modern medicine and magical replicating ability, it was all clearly something that was destined to happen. Even if it was not her, there would be another person that would accomplish these matters.
Da Shun did not belong to the history that she knew, thus the changes that she made would not affect her history.
Feng Yu Heng managed to think things through, and she no longer felt as conflicted. She reached her consciousness into her space and searched about. When she had gone in to take a bath, she had already carried Ban Zou over to the operating room. The space’s ability to maintain an item’s condition allowed her to keep him unconscious, but the wound that had begun to turn black still caused her heart to ache.
“Ban Zou’s injury is a small matter, but the wound was poisoned.” She furrowed her brow and said: “I can handle the surgery for the wound, but the treatment of the poison, it would be best if we asked the people of Qian Zhou for the anti-toxin. But this is not too realistic. We can only wait until we return to the capital for my grandfather to take a look.” Yao Xian was a specialist in bacteria. The vaccine from back then was developed by Yao Xian. Feng Yu Heng trusted that Yao Xian would be able to treat the poison that had infiltrated Ban Zou’s body. He would just need time, and there was no need to worry too much. Rather, it was the injured person from Qian Zhou that had been thrown in that made her ask Xuan Tian Ming: “How should that person be handled?”
Xuan Tian Ming naturally knew who she was speaking of. He could not help but snort coldly twice then say: “Bring him back to the capital. Ruining the boat and killing the citizens of Da Shun, this enmity must be heard by all. Da Shun and Qian Zhou have reached this point. There is no need for us to maintain the peaceful pretenses.”
“That’s also good.” She said, “I have kept all of the fingers from the people of Qian Zhou. Including this person, let’s place them into a box and send it to the North. We will think of a way to send it back to Qian Zhou.”
Xuan Tian Ming nodded, “I will take care of this.”
The boat slowly returned to its original port. The boat only returned to the port where they had departed during the evening.
After Zi Rui’s fever was relieved, he was carried by Bai Ze the entire time. Although he objected numerous times, saying that he could walk, Bai Ze was very persistent. The child could not break free and could only be carried back in an undignified manner.
The wound where his pinky finger had been removed had already been treated by Feng Yu Heng. It was wrapped in a white cloth, and the hidden guards formed a circle around the two along with Xuan Tian Ming and Feng Yu Heng. Everyone quickly moved toward the dock. Zi Rui swung his small hand around while leaning against Bai Ze’s back and said to Feng Yu Heng: “Elder sister, there is no need to connect my missing finger. I am thinking of leaving it missing like this.”
Feng Yu Heng’s mind shook. This matter had already become a knot in her heart. Every time that she saw Zi Rui’s left hand with only four fingers, her heart would begin to hurt unbearably.
Xuan Tian Ming knew what she was feeling, thus he reached out and held her tight. Without waiting for Feng Yu Heng to speak up, he replied to Zi Rui: “Alright, it won’t be connected then. A man must be bold. This minor injury is nothing.”
“Un.” Zi Rui nodded, reaching toward Xuan Tian Ming. Xuan Tian Ming quickly walked ot his side and heard the child say: “Brother-in-law, I want to discuss something with you.”
Feng Yu Heng raised an eyebrow: “If there is a matter, you should discuss it with me, right?”
Zi Rui felt shameless: “Elder sister might not agree.”
She ignored Zi Rui. Instead, she glared at Xuan Tian Ming, her gaze carrying the meaning: The thing that I won’t agree to, just try and agree to it?
After many days in a row of being on edge and receiving these glances from Feng Yu Heng, he finally recovered slightly, thus Xuan Tian Ming decided to go against his wife’s authority, “Speak! What do you want brother-in-law to support you with!”
Zi Rui glanced at Feng Yu Heng. Oh heavens, elder sister’s eyes were scary. But… brother-in-law should be more powerful, right? He felt tangled for a moment before finally gathering the courage to express his own thoughts: “Brother-in-law, I don’t want to return to the academy.”
Feng Yu Heng and Xuan Tian Ming spoke at the same time. Sure enough, his elder sister had chosen to stand against Zi Rui’s ideas.
Zi Rui covered his face. Alright, he had expressed what he had wanted to express. What followed would be between the couple. The young child looked from between his fingers. He saw Feng Yu Heng glare at Xuan Tian Ming and ask: “There’s nobody that cares for a child in the way that you do. He can do anything, and it’s fine, but how can he not attend school?”
He explained to her: “Zi Rui is no longer young. Also, based on his own aspirations and specialties, he should be able to choose the direction he wants to develop!”
“Just how old is he! Is he able to have serious aspirations?” Feng Yu Heng felt as though she was an adult that had broken her heart for her children. Feng Zi Rui was just an elementary school student in her eyes. If an elementary student said that he did not want to attend school, would that be alright? “Either way, I do not agree! At his age, he should attend school. He should not be thinking about anything else!”
Xuan Tian Ming smiled bitterly, “Dear wife, don’t be so arbitrary.”
“This isn’t arbitrary!” She thought a bit then added: “This is a privilege!”
Very well, that was not even as good as arbitrary. Xuan Tian Ming pulled Zi Rui’s small hands from his face and asked him seriously: “Tell us, why do you not want to attend school?”
Zi Rui looked at his elder sister’s angry appearance and felt a little bit of regret, but there were somethings that would leave him feeling uncomfortable if left unsaid. After hesitating for a moment, he decided to say: “Sis.” He reached out to grab Feng Yu Heng, his small hands brushing against Feng Yu Heng’s cheeks and causing her to feel a little choked up. Zi Rui said: “Sis, it’s not that I don’t like studying. I am just not very interested in the things that teacher teaches. In truth, when I was at the academy, aside from when I was learning characters, it was mostly master that personally taught me. What he taught was…” He glanced at Feng Yu Heng and said with a bit of guilt: “It was military related.”
“Huh?” Feng Yu Heng was given a great shock, “You said that head teacher Ye was teaching you about military things?”
“Un.” Zi Rui nodded, “Master said that not everyone attends Yun Lu Academy for the sake of a scholarly rank, and not everyone in this life will start from the imperial exams. Master said that I am not destined to become an official. Instead, I have some talent when it comes to the art of war, thus he would rather spend his time teaching me about the art of war, and he does not want to see me… sleep in class.”
“You’re sleeping in class?” Feng Yu Heng instantly became the embodiment of a parent, “Feng Zi Rui, what did I send you to school for? It’s for you to have a bright future. It’s not for you to sleep!” She really wanted to give him a spanking!
Xuan Tian Ming managed with great difficulty to grab a hold of her. Bai Ze simply carried Zi Rui and ran a few steps forward. Only after leaving Feng Yu Heng’s vicinity did he stop, not forgetting to turn around and make a face at her.
Feng Yu Heng angrily pointed at Bai Ze and said: “Last year, when I saw you in the mountains, I knew that you were an eyesore. Sooner or later, I will have Xuan Tian Ming get rid of you!”
The hidden guards to the side really wanted to laugh; however, they had to hold it in, which nearly resulted in them suffering from internal injuries.
Wang Chuan held Feng Yu Heng’s arm and consoled her: “Young miss, don’t get angry. You must not ruin your health from anger.”
Xuan Tian Ming also consoled her: “That Ye Rong is the imperial tutor. He was even able to provide teaching to the Emperor. How could he lead Zi Rui astray!”
Feng Yu Heng angrily gnashed her teeth and replied: “What’s the relation between who became the emperor and him? That was something decided by your grandfather.” There was a bit more that she did not dare say. Looking at the Emperor’s attitude, it was clear that he did not study properly when he was young.
Xuan Tian Ming was feeling helpless. The words that Feng Yu Heng did not say were written all over her face. In regards to Zi Rui attending school, Xuan Tian Ming decided to argue it from another angle, “The North is about to become an enemy. Da Shun and Qian Zhou are on the verge of a battle to the death. The people of Qian Zhou want the method for producing steel. Even if they cannot obtain it, they need to ruin the person that knows how. They have already chosen to take action against your loved ones. Yun Lu Academy is not a place that has not had any incidents. Presently, in the current conditions, how can you allow him to return to Xiao Zhou while feeling at ease?”
It had to be said that Xuan Tian Ming was very good at poking at a person’s weak spot. These words finally reached Feng Yu Heng’s heart, and her mood sank with it.
In truth, it was not that Feng Yu Heng did not understand the reasoning behind focusing on one’s specialties. She had been raised by her family in this way. She began to learn characters starting with medical herbs. Her compulsory education was also something that was completed with consecutive grades being skipped. She did not attend class properly for many years, but she would naturally compare Zi Rui to a child of the 21st century. He was still an elementary school student, not yet ten years of age. The thoughts produced at this sort of age, were they truly mature?