He went home and stayed for three days. After calculating, there were only ten days left until the Laba festival. With the time, Qin Wushuang could return to the Stargaze Palace without rushing himself. Even if something were to delay him along the way, he could make it back with enough time.
During these three days, Qin Wushuang watched the building of the Heavenly Royal City progress each day. He accompanied his sister on a stroll and chatted with her. Indeed, it was joyous and harmonious.
"Wushuang, do you think it’s a son or a daughter inside my stomach?" Qin Xiu showed a face full of smiles aglow with the light of motherhood and asked.
"Ha ha, regardless of a boy or girl, as the Uncle, I could never walk away. Big Sis, do you like boys more, or girls more?"
Qin Xiu smiled: "I think that sons and daughters are all good. It would be best to have two or three each. It would be much more fun to have a group of children. However, for this first one, I hope it is a boy."
In the world of martial arts, the phenomenon of valuing males and belittling females was quite common. After all, in terms of training, the proportion of men and women training was vastly different.
The probability for girls to train martial arts was much less than boys training in martial arts.
"Wushuang, if he is a boy, you better teach him martial arts." Qin Xiu smiled.
"Big Sis, of course. I hope that when I next return home, my little nephew or niece will already be born." From Qin Wushuang’s tone, there was a trace of expectation.
Qin Xiu nodded. Suddenly, she remembered something: "Wushuang, I heard that when the Bai Yue faced the crisis this time, it all depended on you that pulled strongly against the crazy tide and saved the Bai Yue."
"Big Sis, don’t worry about these things. Your job is to take care of your body and bring me a little nephew soon, haha."
Qin Xiu shook her head and said: "Wushuang, you are now someone of great power. I have a few words and I don’t know if I should say them."
"Big Sis, tell me. Regardless of where I go, you are always my big sister and I am always your brother. Whoever dares to bully my big sis, I will kick their butt."
"Ok, Wushuang, I heard that when you went to war at all four frontiers, you killed many people in the West Chu and the Great Wu, right?"
Stunned, Qin Wushuang nodded: "Inside the Great Wu, I did kill a lot of people. In the West Chu, I only killed two. They all deserved to die and aren’t worth mourning."
Qin Xiu nodded slightly and said: "I think that when the countries go to war, only those few leaders that started the conflict. I have nothing to say about protecting our home and killing enemies. This is all proper and expected. But…"
When she said here, she stopped and looked at Qin Wushuang. As she saw her little brother looking at her with a pair of clear and serious eyes, she continued: "But you went to their country to kill people, and you have killed many, I am worried that you carry too strong of the murderous feeling that would influence your mind… Besides, those people, maybe not every single one of them deserved to die, they also had parents…"
Although Qin Xiu spoke with a low voice, it seemed to be carrying a wave of strong power. It was a form of divine light that shook the heart of Qin Wushuang like the surging tide.
He knew that when his big sister was pregnant, a wave of inherent female and motherhood consciousness awakened in her body. It had made her come to such realization and this recognizaton.
Qin Wushuang knew that these were words from his sister’s depth of her heart. Her starting point was for the good of Qin Wushuang.
He pulled a faint smile: "Big Sis, your words are reasonable. I will think about it."
Qin Xiu nodded lightly and extended her hand to touch Qin Wushuang’s face w
ith tenderness. She watched Qin Wushuang’s face with the sense of maturity and capabilities and sighed lightly: "My little brother has really grow up. Wushuang, I spoke what I thought. You are a man, and you would have your own ideas. For my words, it’s good if you are able to listen to it. If not, you should still do it with your intentions. Regardless, you are always my good little brother and the pride of the Eastwood Qin."
"Sis…" Inwardly, a wave of warm feelings traveled through Qin Wushuang’s heart. This was the affection for the blood relation. For such feeling, one could not feel it from friends, fellow colleagues or his teachers.
After three days, Qin Wushuang left the Eastwood Qin and started his journey back to the Stargaze Palace.
Along the way, Qin Wushuang thought a lot. The more he traveled, the more he understood. The more he thought, the more he thought that his big sister’s words were reasonable.
To put it bluntly, Qin Wushuang had experienced these reasons. He was not someone who enjoyed killing. However, one had to compromise in this world.
If he did not kill those people, the pride of the Bai Yue would not be reinforced. He could not intimidate the other surrounding countries. If something similar happened again, and if he could not arrive on time, most likely the Bai Yue would pay a thousand times more the price for the lives they would lose.
Think about it, if Qin Wushuang was not there, it would have been like a hot knife cutting through the butter when both West Chu and the Great Wu formed an alliance to send troops down the south.
In that case, regardless of the Purple Flame Territory or the Great Surge Royal Territory, countless innocents would have gotten involved. They would all die by the hands of the invading enemies.
The winner would become the king, and the loser gets nothing.
It had always been this way since the ancient times.
Lost in the train of thoughts, Qin Wushuang pondered: "My big sis has good virtue because she is going to be a mother and because she had not experienced the cruel killing at the border. She has not seen our warriors lost lives and blood to protect each inches of our land…"
"And I am not someone who enjoys killing. Even more, I am not someone who is vicious. How could killing be in my interest? If I don’t kill them, I cannot intimidate them. If not, regardless of the Great Wu or the West Chu, they would not remember. For these people, they must be killed when necessary. If I don’t kill them, they would turn their heads to kill the people of Bai Yue and take our land. Wouldn’t that be an act to help the accomplice?"
"Only, sister’s words made sense. Everyone were nurtured by their parents. And what I could do was to do my best to not hurt any innocents. I would only kill the ones who deserved to die and never harm the innocents. This is the rule of this world that function based on survival of the fittest. If I am not strong, in others eyes, I would be a piece of weak meat."
"A piece of weak meat would never be able to control their own destiny."
When Qin Wushuang thought here, he had come to a clear conclusion and his doubts lessened from his mind. In a day, he had returned to the Stargaze Palace.
Coincidentally, the day when he had returned was the night before the Laba festival.
When Qin Wushuang returned, the first thing he did was to pay a visit to his teacher, Tan Zhongchi.
Tan Zhongchi seemed to be expecting him as he said with a smile: "Wushuang, the news of your recent actions have spread all the way from the Bai Yue to the Stargaze Palace."
"Teacher, I did what I wanted. Please forgive me for not informing you of my return to the Bai Yue."
"Ha ha, how is it wrong? Since I promised to not interfere with your freedom, I would never break my words. This time, many people, whether from the light or the hidden in the dark, had hoped for me to put some pressure on you. They wanted me to ask you to withdraw. However, I ignored all of them and refused all of them."
"Oh?" Qin Wushuang blinked his eyes, "Teacher, could it be this matter had spread through the entire Stargaze Palace"
"Of course, most likely, the Head Palace Master has already learned about this matter. The Fifth Palace Master had even come to me personally and the Third Palace Master also gave me some hints. Ha ha, I didn’t even bother to mind them. When my disciples do their business, it is not their turn to interfere." From Tan Zhongchi’s tone, it carried a wave of rich protective intention.
"Thank you for what you have done for me." Qin Wushuang felt gratitude from the bottom of his heart. He knew that if his teacher had not stood up for him at this place, most likely the pressure would have reached the Subordinate country after many people went after this matter. And it would be impossible for him to avenge Senior Brother Qiu or to establish the prestige for the Bai Yue.
"How is it something to help completing or not, this is the principle, ok?" Tan Zhongchi said lightly, "If it were their disciples that went to conduct business outside, I would not go to ask for a favor. Nothing would happen this way. The Fifth Palace Master has two Core disciples from the West Chu, he came to negotiate with me to ask me to restrain you. I told him that he should not restrain his disciples either. If they wanted to return to the West Chu, they should go. If you could not beat them and came back with your face covered in dirt, there would be nothing to say about your defeat. It is the righteous thing for you to worry and go back for your country’s national crisis. It was the most rightful thing to encourage, what reason would I have to restrain you?"
Qin Wushuang was overwhelmed with emotions when he heard these words. He felt fortunate right now that he had made the smart choice to study under Tan Zhongchi.
With such a teacher, even if he did not teach him anything, just this care was enough to win over Qin Wushuang’s respect.
Besides, the teacher himself was also a super elite warrior.
"Nevertheless, tomorrow is the Laba festival. At that time, all your Core colleagues will have a private gathering. I planned to let you meet with them and get to know them. As for the other gatherings for the Advanced students and the Initial Stage gatherings, there is no need for you to go."
Qin Wushuang knew it was Tan Zhongchi’s deep profoundness. After all, Qin Wushuang’s current identity was only an Advanced disciple. Naturally, it was an intentional act of support and a show of expectation in him.
That night, Qin Wushuang returned to his secret chamber and sat down to meditate. He would organize the battle during this time and summarize them. In the end, he had acquired much meaningful experience.
During this time, Qin Wushuang had engaged in battles with almost all Upper Sky warriors from the Subordinate Countries. He had especially gained a lot of experience after engaging in battle with Yi Chenzi.
Early next morning, the Green Cloud Palace became bustling with activity. All the disciples belonging to the line of the Second Palace Master had gathered here.
Qin Wushuang had heard his teacher mentioned that his teacher had close to hundreds of direct disciples. And among these direct disciples, some of them had become teachers as well and even had grand disciples.
Overall, there were more than thousands of direct disciples. When Qin Wushuang glanced outside, he could not help but be moved by this atmosphere after he saw the movements of those thousands of heads.
Suddenly, Qin Wushuang’s look stopped somewhere. In the centre of the square, he saw that a dozen figures had become the focus of attention. One of the figure appeared graceful and beautiful, wasn’t she the Senior Sister, Zhou Fu, from the Nature Manifestation Valley?
Instantly, Qin Wushuang judged that those dozens of people should be the other Core disciples of his teacher!
Including the Core disciples, everyone else also showed a fanatic expression. Apparently, each of them was full of expectation toward the upcoming year-end exam. They had come with a deep longing.