Thread: A step into the past - 寻秦记 - by Huang Yi

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    Hahahahaa an igloo!!!!! XSL is indeed very capable.

    Jean thank you so much

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    Thanks Jean. Great update.

    Little fish definitely has a better memory than me. I lost count on the ladies long time ago.
    But as I read Jean's translations, I start to remember a vague history of them.

    But I have ask this long ago, I wish someone can set up a list with all the characters and cross them off as they get killed off. This would help tremendously.

    As for traps, I am thinking a lot of spikes. And other wooden traps.

    I think in the TVB series, ..
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    these guys that he meets becomes his closes confidants.


    But we all know how the TVB kills the real story.
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    TVB even take away Ji.

    They are no longer as good as they were in the 80s and is not fair to Huang Yi because it reflect very little how good the story actually is.

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    After a slow start I'm doing a pretty job of keeping up with all of them now. MORE BLOOD SOON TO FLOW!!! Bring it on!

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    “If Brother Xiang can allow me to avenge this hatred, I will give you my life.”
    Hmm...I don't think XSL ever introduced himself since he was too busy fighting off Teng Yi. Is this a blooper? =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by efflix View Post
    Hmm...I don't think XSL ever introduced himself since he was too busy fighting off Teng Yi. Is this a blooper? =)
    Perhaps, Huang Yi fast forwarded a bit and we are to assume that the two introduced each other after the fight. I'm sure they did some talking while XSL and ZQ helped with the burial.

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    to continue.... new chapter!


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    Book 4 Chap 8 Revenge on the Snowy grounds

    Xiang Shaolong and Teng Yi sat on the 2 sides of the window inside the house, waiting quietly for the cruel enemy to arrive. Teng Yis emotions have calmed down, revealing the collected and stable composure of a highly skilled fighter but the pain and sadness in his eyes was intensified. Xiang Shaolong wanted to keep his mind away and asked, Has Brother Teng been hunting here for a living since young?

    Teng Yi was silent for a moment before saying quietly, To tell you the truth, I once had the dream of doing a little something for Han so I was in the military before and even raised to the position of commander. Later I saw that the people on top were too much, they only know how to belittle talents and pander to outsiders so disheartened, I brought my family with me to live in seclusion here. But whod expect

    Sounds of hoof beats were heard. The 2 of them were immediately energized and stood up to look outside the window. Amongst the falling snowflakes, in the silvery white world outside, a group of men and horses rode towards them slowly. Xiang Shaolong was stunned on seeing the scene and exclaimed hoarsely, Theres at least 60 to 70 people! Teng Yi replied coldly, Its 90 to 100.

    Xiang Shaolong took a closer look and looked back at him in surprise, saying with a nod, Your observation is very accurate. Teng Yi said, Brother Xiang, you better leave! Just with the 2 of us, even with the traps we wont be able to handle so many people. Xiang Shaolong was originally feeling numb and was toying with the idea of retreating but now that he knows that Teng Yi has his mind made up to fight to the death, his valor was stirred instead and he said seriously, Brother Teng do not be pessimistic so quickly. As long as we can persevere a little longer, once the sky turns dark, itll be beneficial to our movement. Humph! I, Xiang Shaolong, is not one to retreat at the last moment.

    Teng Yi looked at him in gratitude before focusing all his attention on the slowly approaching enemy. By now the sky is slowly darkening and Xiang Shaolong looked hard before he exclaimed in shock, Its Xiao Weimou! And he felt a strong surge of apology.

    Teng Yi had already heard his story and was stunned, Its Xiao Weimou from the state of Qi! He sighed and continued, Brother Xiang need not blame yourself, this has got nothing to do with you. Youre a victim as well! Xiang Shaolong saw how understanding he was and felt a little better and at the same time gained more admiration for this highly skilled swordsman who is willing to lead a peaceful and boring life.

    By now the large group came to the empty space in front of the houses and dismounted. The house that Xiang Shaolong and Teng Yi were hiding in was where the tragedy happened so logically, Xiao Weimous men wont step in here. Xiao Weimou looked gloomy and Zhen Lei stood next to him, his expression not any better either.

    Looking at his men move the saddles and luggage from the horses back and moving them into the other houses, Xiao Weimou cursed and fumed, Im definitely not wrong. Xiang Shaolong pretended to escape to Chu but that is just a trick. If he wants to return to Zhao, theres only 3 ways. I bet he will not dare to travel through our Great Qi and the state of Wei, so the only route left is this path in Han, but why is it that we still cannot find him? Zhen Lei commented, We came here by ships and traveled on the official paths, so its not strange that well be about 10 days faster than him. Now we will stop and set a trap here and once he passes by this place, hell certainly not be able to escape unnoticed from the 10 odd sentry posts we set up.

    Xiao Weimou replied, Remember not to hurt Zhao Qian! After he spoke he walked towards the house Xiang and Teng were hiding in. The both of them were overjoyed and moved separately to the 2 huge windows next to the door and raised their bows, getting ready to shoot as soon as he steps within shooting distance. Zhen Lei called out, Head! That house

    Xiao Weimou grinned fiendishly, Such an exciting sight, its good to see it one more time. I love to see women who has been raped and killed by me. And then he walked forward with large strides. Xiang and Teng were ecstatic, as they got ready.

    Suddenly someone cried out from afar, Head! Somethings wrong! There are fresh graves here. Xiang and Teng instantly regretted their actions. They did not expect Xiao Weimou to be so cautious as to send his men to take a look around. They know that the chance is not to be missed and the sound of the bows rang as 2 arrows shot out the window towards Xiao Weimou. At that point in time that fiend was about 300 steps away from them and on hearing the swishing of the air he was startled and immediately dodged aside.

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    Thanks Jean. Great update; making me want more...

    I was expecting the whole place to explode and then implode.
    But looks like another long fight.

    Great cliffhanger Jean.
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    Wow! 2 against 100
    Huang Yi sure knows how to create an exciting fight. The traps better be good because the odds ain't looking too pretty right now. Where did they hide ZQ? But I wouldn't stick around either. I hope Xiao Weimou dies a horrible horrible death. Give him a taste of his own medicine, see how he likes it
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    to continue....


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    He could have avoided both the arrows but because Xiang Shaolong knows that hes very nimble, he deliberately shot a little to the side so although he avoided Teng Yis arrow, he could not avoid Xiang Shaolongs arrow, which shot through his shoulder. He cried out in pain as he fell backwards. A pity that it did not strike any of his vital points but its enough to make him suffer.

    At this point in time almost half of the 100 men were already in the 6 houses while the rest of the 40 odd men outside all cried out in alarm and dashed towards the house they were hiding in. Xiang Shaolong and Teng Yi hurriedly retreated towards the back door and once they reached the back of the house, they lighted the fire arrows and shot them towards the other houses.

    These roofs and pine wood walls have all been tampered by them and a layer of inflammable pine oil has been poured on it so once it made contact with fire the flames spread immediately through the whole house and even the windows and doors were smeared with them. With the northern wind blowing, those who went into the houses seems to be in a space where they are cut off from the outside world and after traveling for the whole day, they all lied down to rest, not knowing that something has happened outside. By the time they realized something was wrong, the whole house was engulfed in flames. For a moment screams were heard everywhere, as if its hell on earth.

    The 10 odd men who were running towards the house saw that they were about to reach the steps to the house when they suddenly felt the ground give way and they fell into the trap that Xiang and Teng made earlier, into a deep hole more than 10 feet deep and filled with pointed spikes so theres no way they can stay alive even with luck. In that instant, more than half of the almost 100 enemies were either killed or injured and even the leader Xiao Weimou was injured.

    With fire seemingly shooting out from his eyes, Teng Yi roared as he dashed out, killing everyone on sight. Xiang Shaolong dashed out from the other side, 2 flying needles flew out and killed 2 bewildered thieves before he drew out his wooden sword and killed his way towards the direction of Xiao Weimou.

    Xiang Weimou was being helped up by Zhen Lei and another man and he felt the intense pain on his shoulder where the arrow injured him as he moved. He knows that he cannot fight and although he saw he greatest enemy Xiang Shaolong, theres nothing he can do except grind his teeth in hatred and now that theres only 20 odd men left, he cried out angrily, Lets leave! Zhen Lei and his man hurriedly helped him towards the nearest warhorse as they left in a hurry.

    Xiang Shaolong looked around and shouted, Xiao Weimou is leaving! The remaining thieves saw that it is indeed true and realized that the 2 of them were extremely highly skilled and although they have more people on their side, they could not take any advantage of them at all. In an instant their enemy killed another 5 of them and they all ran away in fear. Xiang Shaolong and Teng Yi saw that its a chance not to be missed and they went after Xiao Weimou.

    A few men who were loyal to Xiao Weimou turned back to stop them but they were soon gotten rid of by these 2 ferocious and highly skilled fighters. After Xiang Shaolong kicked a man flying away, he soon caught up with Xiao Weimou. Zhen Lei saw that they still have another 10 odd steps before reaching the horse so he pulled out his sword and turned back to block Xiang Shaolong.

    Xiang Shaolong shouted, Teng Yi! Give chase! as he slashed towards Zhen Lei. Zhen Lei is indeed a highly skilled fighter and blocked the blow with his own sword. He dashed forward without fear for himself and for a moment the sounds of swords slashing in the air was heard and the fight was intense. The worse thing is that Zhen Lei is fighting with the thought of perishing together with the enemy and for the time being theres nothing much Xiang Shaolong can do but to wait for the moment his attacks turn a little weaker. By now Xiao Weimou has jumped onto the horse. Teng Yi arrived just in time and slashed with his sword. One of the men was about to turn around to fight but was caught in the slash and he was thrown 7 steps back away by the impact, his blood spurting. This shows how strong is the hatred in his heart.

    Xiao Weimou tolerated the intense pain as he clasped his legs around the horses belly and rode out. Teng Yi roared and he leapt forward, his great hand extending out and he actually managed to grab the horses back leg. The horse lost its balance as with a terrified neigh, fell down on the snow and Xiao Weimou was thrown off its back. Zhen Lei turned around for a look and was immediately terrified.

    Xiang Shaolong was not one to miss the opportunity and he slashed thrice successively and on the 3rd slash, Zhen Leis long sword was thrown off and a huge opening was revealed. When Teng Yi leapt over and was tumbling around with Xiao Weimou, Xiang Shaolongs wooden sword pierced forward like lightning and Zhen Lei gave out a horrifying cry before he was thrown back by the impact and died on the spot. At this time Xiao Weimou was struggling, his hand pinching Teng Yis throat and just as he was about to gather his strength to shatter the throat, Teng Yi pressed down hard on the arrow wound on his shoulder and the pain thoroughly numbed him for the moment and he loosened his grip as well.

    Teng Yi sat on him and using his left hand, pulled out the arrow together with a piece of flesh as blood spurted out from the wound. Even as Xiao Weimou was reeling from the pain, his right fist was plummeting on his chest like a hammer more than 10 times and the sounds og bones breaking can be heard. Blood flowed out from the orifices of Xiao Weimous face and he died horribly on the spot. Teng Yi then fell off his body and crouched on the snow, crying bitterly.

    Unexpectedly, Xiang Shaolong found his lost Flying Rainbow on Xiao Weimous body and a wave of feelings rushed upon him. When Xiang Shaolong carried Zhao Qian up from the hidden hold underground, Zhao Qian was pale from worry and her delicate body was trembling.

    The heavy snow stopped, stars filled the sky, pretty and alluring. Xiang Shaolong kissed her fragrant lips lovingly and carried her up by her waist and walked towards the graves. Teng Yi cut off Xiao Weimous head and put it in front of the graves with incense as an offering.

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    You guys got what you wished for, Xiao Weimou's finally dead. Now who's gonna be the next villain who dies?

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    Thanks Jean! By far the most exciting fighting scene for me

    Can we have a villainess instead?

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    Thanks Jean, your translation is awesome.

    The ripping of the arrow from the flesh scene was full of description and is utterly wonderful.

    10 feet deep and filled with pointed spikes
    I knew it.. there was going to be spikes.. yeah to spikes.

    Now, after a fight scene, XSL needs some love and tenderness from the ladies.
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    Jean, that was totally awesome
    But I do wish XWM suffered some more for his heinous acts. I utterly despise rapists.

    Well, there is still Zhao Mu and Prince XL. They need to go.
    Not too sure about King of Wei's good looking gay lover yet. He only hates XSL, but with reason. I'll w/hold judgment for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by gqonmars2 View Post
    Now, after a fight scene, XSL needs some love and tenderness from the ladies.
    Isn't that always the case? XSL fights hard, but also plays hard

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    end of chapter....

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    Xiang Shaolong put Zhao Qian down and asked, What does Brother Teng intend to do from now on? Teng Yi said calmly, I have nothing left, except for my life and my sword, and I have no other concerns. If Brother Xiang doesnt mind, I will follow you in future. I am not afraid of any hardship or danger, or even death, as it will end this pitiful fate of mine! Xiang Shaolong was overjoyed as he replied, Id really love it, but Brother Teng need not wallow in sadness. You should get back your fighting spirit and start a new life! Teng Yi shook his head, Brother Xiang will not understand the feelings I have for my wife, children and family. They are everything to me, now that I have nothing left, besides the gratitude I feel for Brother Xiang, I will no longer have any feelings for anyone else. That is too painful.

    Zhao Qian felt her nose sniffling, and started weeping. Teng Yi sighed, Ai! Weepy little princess! Xiang Shaolong hugged Zhao Qian as he said offhandedly, Xiao Weimous head will be worth a lot, does Brother Teng have any way of preserving it! Teng Yi replied, Thats easy, just leave it to me!

    With Teng Yi with them who is familiar with the environment, their journey became a lot smoother. Not only is he an outstanding hunter, hes also an expert in barbeque and knows how to season the food with wild herbs and plants, gaining much compliments from Xiang and Zhao on the food. Teng Yi treated nature as if it is a religion, believing that there are various types of deities in nature so whenever they came to a new place, hell kiss the soil and pray for luck.

    5 days later, they reached a large village near the border of Wei. There were a few hundred houses and a few animal enclosures scattered on the wide snowy plains and the scene looked beautiful and peaceful. Its really a paradise that one can hide away from in this chaotic warring period.

    Not only is Teng Yi very familiar with the people here, hes also well respected. A few young shepherd saw him arriving and immediately flew back to the village to report and some even came to welcome him with their gongs. Zhao Qian found all of these interesting and revealed a sweet smile, making Xiang Shaolong feel like carrying her into the room immediately and spend the night together.

    Along the way therere always men, women, old and young who walked over to greet Teng Yi, the men cant help but stare at Zhao Qian while the women were stealing glances at Xiang Shaolong. 10 odd dogs came out from all over the place and ran after their horses, shaking their heads and tails at Teng Yi, showing their welcome.

    Brother Teng! The sound came from the top. Both Xiang and Zhao were startled and lifted their head to look only to see a skinny youth about 16 or 17 years old with long limbs. Hes not considered handsome, but he has a suave, happy-go-lucky air about him with a happy and honest smile, his 2 legs swinging as he sat on the branch of a huge tree filled with snow about 3 feet off the ground, making one worry that if he were to lose his balance and fall, thatd be terrible.

    Zhao Qian exclaimed in alarm, Be careful! Stop shaking! That youth went Ah!, as if he only realized the danger now and fumbled, all the more causing him to lose his balance as he fell. Zhao Qian was so frightened she closed her pretty eyes but did not hear the sound of anything heavy falling. When she opened her eyes, she saw the youth with his legs hanging off the tree, his arms around his chest and grinning at her as he blinked. Zhao Qian stared at him angrily, upset with him for putting on such an act to scare her. Xiang Shaolong was extremely impressed and complimented sincerely, Friend, what great moves. Teng Yi shouted, Jing Jun arent you going to come down!

    Jing Jun chortled and made 2 somersaults as if hes making a performance before landing lightly and nimbly on the snowy ground before asking Zhao Qian, This regal and pretty looking miss, may I ask if you already have a husband! Zhao Qian stared at him with annoyance and thought that she is leaning so closely in Xiang Langs arms and yet he had to ask this question.

    Teng Yi said unhappily, Control your slick mouth! This is the royal 3rd Princess from the state of Zhao, how can you be so rude? Jing Jun was stunned as he looked at Xiang Shaolong and shouted, This must be Xiang Shaolong who defeated Hui Wu and Ren Lang! Teng Yi and Xiang Shaolong exchanged looks of puzzlement before the former asked, How did you know?

    Jing Jun replied, I heard the Wei soldiers at the border talking about it. They instructed us to help them keep a look out for Master Xiang and the Princess and if I find out anything, theyll give me a hundred taels of silver.

    Zhao Qian was frightened, You wouldnt do that right? Jing Jun jumped up without any effort and did a back somersault before kneeling on the ground, his hand clasped around his fist as he said, Of course I wont. I have made a decision to follow Master Xiang and roam the outside world. Master Xiang please accept my request. Xiang Shaolong felt a liking for this person and looked at Teng Yi, meaning that he will respect his thoughts on this.

    Teng Yi nodded his head, Jing Jun is the most outstanding hunter here and an expert in sneaky acts. I came especially to this village this time because I would like Brother Xiang to meet this lad who dreams of roaming the outside world all the time. Xiang Shaolong chortled, Get up! Follow me in future then!

    Jing Jun was so happy he jumped up and made 3 continuous somersaults as he cried out, Let me go and scout the roads first, Ill certainly come back tomorrow morning with a report! and he was far away in an instant. Xiang Shaolong saw how obedient he is and was secretly happy.

    That night they stayed in the village heads house and received the warmest welcome. During the feast, all the elders in the village came and it was extremely lively. Before bedtime, Teng Yi told the 2 of them. If you hear any weird sounds tonight, do not come out, because someone will be here to kidnap the village heads daughter. Xiang and Zhao were perplexed and could not understand why would there be thieves stealing women away. Teng Yi explained, This is a local custom, the night before the wedding there will be a ceremony to steal the bride away. Everyone will pretend nothing is happening and after the groom steals the girl home, they will consummate the marriage immediately. The next morning they will return to the girls home to hold the wedding ceremony. You can take part in the wedding feast as well.

    The sounds of drums shocked the lovers awake from their dreams. At this time the sky is not yet bright and Xiang and Zhao climed out from under their warm blankets bleary eyed and hurriedly washed up and changed. By the time they walked to the hall, its already filled with people here to take part in the wedding ceremony. They were arranged, together with Teng Yi, to sit behind the family to view the ceremony.

    The village head and his 4 wives were seated at the front row and the newly weds were dressed in red robes and crowns, each kneeling on one side and holding a basket of fresh fruits. The guests all clapped and sang to express their congratulations.

    Zhao Qian was smiling from ear to ear and she went closer to Xiang Shaolongs ear and whispered, Xiang Lang! Qianer wants to wear a wedding outfit like that as well and marry you. He felt a sweetness in his heart and replied, One day when we escape from Handan, well hold a wedding ceremony like theirs immediately, all right? Zhao Qian nodded her head furiously.

    At this time, someone tied strings made with 7 colors around the wrists of the newly weds and everyone gave their blessings like wishing them togetherness til old age and hearts joined forever. The ceremony is simple yet significant. After that they had a feast of more than 10 tables at the great ancestral hall in the middle of the village where the whole village attended. The little kids wearing new clothes were even more happy, using their laughter and noisy play to add to this joyous atmosphere.

    As the wine warmed them up to their ears, Jing Jun returned and went behind Teng and Xiang, saying with a lowered voice, The defences between Wei and Zhao are tighter than normal, everyone is keen on capturing Master Xiang and the Princess to get the reward. Luckily I know of a secret route via the water so if we take advantage of the snow and the cover of the night, well definitely be able to sneak back into Zhao. Xiang Shaolong said happily, If only itd start snowing soon! Teng Yi looked up the sky and commented, Dont worry! There will certainly be a heavy snowfall tonight.

    Teng Yis prediction truly did not disappoint as balls of snowflakes started falling since dusk. By now the 4 of them have already passed the border between Han and Wei and made their wooden rafts, to be controlled by Teng and Jing. With the water and wind going in the right direction, they safely returned within Zhaos border the next morning.

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    Up next : XSL's big reunion scene with all his ladies.

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    Thank you Jean. Wonderful update.

    I am guessing that its back to fighting "Zhao Mu".

    I wonder which lady XSL will be the warmest to when he returns to the stated of Zhao? So far he seems pretty close to the princess.

    I can't wait to find out.
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    Thank you so much Jean.

    I'm glad that our hero is gathering up a team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliza bennet View Post
    Thank you so much Jean.

    I'm glad that our hero is gathering up a team.
    Every good wuxia hero needs an entourage.

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    New chapter!

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    Book 4 Chap 9 Shocking and sad news

    The next day at dusk, the 4 of them arrived at the sentry post just inside the Zhao border and outside the city of the Zi district. By now Zhao Qian has dressed up as a man, masquerading as Jing Juns younger brother and because none of the generals outside has ever seen this beautiful 3rd Princess, so as long as theyre out of Handan, no one will be able to reveal her real identity.

    The guard on top of the city walls called out to the 4 of them to stop and when he saw its Xiang Shaolong, the guard immediately opened the gate to let them in without even waiting for his superiors instruction. His attitude was extremely respectful, which shows how well respected and famous Xiang Shaolong is within the Zhao army now. The truth us when Xiang Shaolong sent back the heads of the thieves he killed, the weapons and war horses back to Zhao after each victory, the first to know are usually these guards, so naturally they have a very high opinion of Xiang Shaolong.

    Under the escort of the Zhao army, Xiang Shaolong and the rest rode towards the city of Zi. Zhao Qians horse riding skills are quite good and sitting high atop the horse, looks like a handsome young man. Before they reach Zi, suddenly there was a team of Zhao soldiers riding towards them. The 2 groups slowly got closer to each other and Xiang Shaolong recognized the 2 leaders. One of them is the general in charge of defending the city, General Wa Che, and the other is shockingly his great enemy Zhao Mu. Zhao Qian and Xiang Shaolongs expressions changed. But by now its too late to avoid them so they can only grit their teeth and move forward.

    Zhao Mu hastened his horse and came forward with Wa Che hurrying to keep up with him. The 2 groups met and all of them dismounted. Zhao Mu saw Zhao Qian dressed as a man and immediately recognized her, his eyes shone with greed as he knelt down and paid his respects, The Marquis of Julu pays his respect to Third Princess! This shocked Wa Che and the rest so much that they hurriedly fell to their knees in respect. Xiang Shaolong was secretly lamenting that Zhao Mus sudden appearance has spoiled what he thought was a perfect arrangement, and now he has to deal with the outcome if Zhao Qian is found to have lost her virginity. Zhao Qian was surprisingly calm as she said, Marquis of Julu, please rise!

    This time its Xiang Shaolong, together with Teng Yi and Jing Juns turn to pay their respects to Zhao Mu. The 2 of them already knows the relationship between Xiang Shaolong and Zhao Mu so they pretended to be extremely respectful but of course were cursing the ancestors of this conniving fiend in their hearts.

    Zhao Mu instructed Wa Che, The 3rd Princess must have endured a lot of shock and suffering along the journey, send her quickly back to the city to rest. Zhao Qian was quite obedient and without even taking a look at Xiang Shaolong, followed Wa Che back.

    Zhao Mu and Xiang Shaolong rode alongside each other and he complimented, Lady Ya and Cheng Xu has already told what happened in Daliang to his Majesty. His Majesty is extremely pleased with how Shaolong reacted to the situation and your intellect. The only problem is that muddle headed King Anli sent an envoy to blame his Majesty that he has not even set eyes on 3rd Princess and youve already kidnapped her. This matter is quite troublesome and it seems that more will come. Xiang Shaolong pretended to fully trust him and loyal as he said, I hope that Marquis will say a few nice words in front of his Majesty for me. Zhao Mu replied insincerely, That is but of course!

    He also asked about Teng Yi and Jing Jun. Xiang Shaolong replied, Theyre Hans who have helped me and I have accepted them as my family servants. He did not mention anything about Xiao Weimou. Zhao Mu asked quietly, Did Shaolong meet with any enemies on the way back?

    Xiang Shaolongs intuition told him that Zhao Mus words are not as simple as it seems. Besides with Zhao Mus status, why would he come here especially to wait for him? Or could it be that Zhao Mu and Xiao Weimou have some secret relationship? At the same time he remembered that Xiao Weimou once said that Zhao Qian must not be harmed, it could be because he promised Zhao Mu that hell hand her to him.

    He replied, I met Xiao Weimou, and also chopped off his head! Zhao Mu was stunned and asked hoarsely, What? Xiang Shaolong is all the more certain of his guess. If Zhao Mu is not sure of Xiao Weimous ability, why else would he be so shocked. After he heard Xiang Shaolong repeat his words again, Zhao Mu was silent for a moment before he turned his head and stared at him, saying According to our spies in Daliang, that night when you escaped from Prince Xinlings residence you were surrounded by Xiao Weimou and his men, but someone later saved you and sent you out of Daliang. Who is that person?

    Xiang Shaolong is all the more certain that Zhao Mu is in cahoots with Xiao Weimou. Because at that time things happened so quickly, and the residents there dared not witness the fight for fear of getting trouble on themselves. Besides, onlookers would not know that they were surrounded by Xiao Weimou and his men, they would think that theyre Wei soldiers. But now Zhao Mu is so certain of what happened, the only reason is that the news came from Xiao Weimou.

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    I knew the moment that scumbag Zhao Mu appears that my mood will take a turn for the worst . Never fails to piss me off. Someone please his head off. And give him a horrible death. IMO XWM died too quickly.

    Thanks for the wonderful update, Jean.

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