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    VERY GOOD Meh! I really like this part in the novel. I am glad that the Taiwanese series did follow this part of the novel. Did they ever mention how Li Xun Huan's parents and older brother died? Was it from old age, illness or were they killed? Who taught Li Xun Huan his skills?? I heard that he had a master that thought him. Is that true? Keep up the good work Meh.We all really appreciate this! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
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    Gu Long said that Li and this lady were lovers - in literal sense or just an expression? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

    she didn't seem that good. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
    thanks Meh.
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    Trinie: You LIKE this part of the novel? I'm getting so depressed I'm having trouble translating. I dislike Long Xiao3 Yun(the red kid) more than all the JY villains combined. He's probably the only book character that gives me murdurous thoughts. <IMG SRC="smilies/guns.gif" border="0"> And I've never liked Lin Shi Yin either.

    I really wish I could just skip to the happier stuffs. Oh well... Anyway, Ah Fei will reappear soon. He's usually cool. But it's going to be quite while before Sun Xiao Hong makes her appearance. She is definitely an awesome character, though. You'll love her.

    Goofy: Do you mean if they had sex or anything? They were never married, so there wasn't anything physical. They're just very much in love with each other.

    Anyway, more with the translation.


    When that kid saw his mom, he quickly ran into his mother’s arms, then resumed crying out loud, “I can no longer practice kung fu, I’m crippled. I... I don’t want to live any more!”

    Li Shi Yin held him tightly, saying, “Who... who injured you?”

    The red kid said, “HIM!”

    Lin Shi Yin’s eyes followed the direction he pointed at, finally resting on Li Xun Huan’s face.

    She stared at Li Xun Huan, as if staring at a stranger. Then little by little hatred appeared in her eyes. Speaking one word at a time, “You...It really is you who injured him?”

    Li Xun Huan can only nod quickly.

    No one knows what energy is holding him up. He actually did not fall.

    Lin Shi Yin continued to stare at him without blinking, speaking as she bit her lips, “Very Good. Very Good. I knew a long time ago that you would not let me live in peace. You even take away my very last bit of happiness. You...”

    Long Xiao4 Yun cut her off, saying, “You can’t talk to him like this. This is not totally his fault. It’s all because of Yun Er [‘Er’ is an expression for calling a small child] getting into trouble. Besides, he didn’t even know he’s our child at the time.”

    The red kid suddenly yelled again, “He knew! He knew the whole time. Originally, he couldn’t hurt me. But when I heard that he’s dad’s friend I stopped fighting. Yet he instead took advantage and hurt me.”

    The driver’s whole body is about to explode, yet Li Xun Huan can still just stand there, with no intention of explaining things.

    He’s been through the worst pains in his life. So why does he need to argue with a kid?”

    But Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Bastard, how do you dare to lie?”

    The red kid just kept crying loudly saying, “I didn’t lie, mom. I really didn’t lie!”

    Long Xiao4 Yun angrily move closer to pulled him over, but Lin Shi Yin blocked in front of him, saying, “What do you want?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun stomped his feet, saying, “This bastard is way too wild. I should cripple him right now, so he would stop causing trouble!”

    Lin Shi Ying’s pale face suddenly showed a hint of redness, saying, “Then go ahead and kill me too!”

    Her sight suddenly switched over to Li Xun Huan, then said with a cold grin, “You guys are very powerful anyway. It would be easy for you to kill a child. So add another woman should be no problems.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun let out a sigh, saying, “Shi Yin, since when did you become so unreasonable?”

    Lin Shi Yin didn’t even take notice, already carried the child back to her room. Although her steps are light, it’s still enough to stomp Li Xun Huan’s heart to little pieces.

    Long Xiao Yun sighed again, saying, “Please forgive her, Xun Huan. She used to be quite reasonable. But once a woman becomes a mother, then she would become very irrational.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I know. For her child, anything a woman does is correct.”

    He forced a smile, saying, “Although I’ve never been anyone’s mom, I have been a mother’s child.”

    ‘When you drink to ease distress, you only become more distressful’ is not quite accurate. It’s true that small amount of wine will make one remember more of the past, more painful memories. But when a person becomes truly drunk, then he would forget everything.

    Li Xun Huan obviously knows this, so he drank as if his life depends on it.

    It’s not hard to get drunk. But when a person has so many problems, he would drink a lot more. So when it comes time when he absolutely needs to be drunk, he wouldn’t be able to get drunk.

    It’s already very dark.

    A lot of wine has been drunk, yet Li Xun Huan did not show a slight hint of being drunk.

    He also suddenly found that no one else is drunk either. Almost twenty people getting together and drink for so long, yet with no one drunk, is definitely not common.

    It’s getting deeper and deeper into the night. Yet everyone’s faces are heavy, as if expecting someone to come.

    Suddenly the heard the bell, it’s midnight.

    Everyone’s expressions all changed immediately. One said, “It’s midnight. How come the Venerable Zhao is still not here?”

    Li Xun Huan raised his eyebrows saying, “Who’s this Zhao guy? Is everyone waiting for him to come before drinking?”

    One person smiled and said, “I don’t want to hide this from Li Tan Hua, but if the venerable Zhao’s not here, we really don’t have the heart to drink.”

    Another person said, “Venerable Zhao is considered ‘Totally Objective Iron Face” Zhao Zheng Yi. He’s also Fourth Master Long’s sworn big brother. You mean you don’t know?”

    Li Xun Huan still had a huge smile, saying, “In ten years since we last met, it looks like big brother you made this many new great friends. I drink to you.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun’s face seems to be red, but forced a smile saying, “My brother is your brother. Come, I also drink to you.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “This isn’t bad, I can’t believe I suddenly got a few more big brothers. But I don’t know if these heroes would want me as their brother.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun laughed loudly, saying, “They would be happy beyond belief. Why would they possibly be unhappy?”


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    Thanks again Meh! Yea, believe it or not, I actually really like this part of the novel although it is sad. It is really deep and touching as well as emotional. I really love the character of Sun Xiao Hong too. I can't wait to see her appear. I am really very happy to know the Li Xun Huan eventually learns to move on and love her instead of always remembering Lin Shi Yin. Sun Xiao Hong is one of my most favorite female characters in the GU Long universe. She is just great!! when does that **** Lin Xian Er appear? I hate the little Long Xiao3 Yun too. Just thinking of him gives me goosebumps. <IMG SRC="smilies/angrystick.gif" border="0">
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    Athena told me that Lin girl is the main lead, so the other girl is instead? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
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    Lum Tsi Yun (Lin Shi Yin) is Lee Cham Foon's main love interest at first and plays a prominent role in the 1st third of the novel. Since all the adaptations focus on this part of the story, she is very well known.

    However, for the rest of the novel, Sun Siu Hung will become a big part of the storyline. You'll see later on.

    As far as being the "main lead", maybe the honors should go to Lum Tsin Yee (Lin Xian Er)!

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    It’s not clear what he intended to say, but he suddenly changed his words, instead said, “Venerable Zhao has always been ‘Totally Objective Iron Face’, I heard it’s hard to ever see him smile. If I see him, I’d probably lose all desire to drink. Never thought everyone here would wait for him before drinking.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun thought for a while, then suddenly smiled, saying, “The Plum Flower Bandit has reappeared...”

    Li Xun Huan took this opportunity to cut in, “I already heard.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “But do you know where he is?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I heard this person never stays in the same place.”

    Long Xiao Yun also cut him off, saying, “Correct. He does indeed can be anywhere. But I promise you that right now, he must be in this town. He might even be near my house.”

    When he said this, everyone else’s necks shrank. That big fire in the middle of the room, seemingly can no longer hold off the freezing wind outside.

    Li Xun Huan said, “So does this mean that he already made an appearance?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said one word at a time. “Correct. Third Brother Qin’s eldest child almost died in his hands two days ago.”

    Li Xun Huan asked, “Who else did he hurt?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun replied, “That I don’t know. This person usually only hurts one person at a time. Plus he only appears after midnight!”

    Mian Qiang chuckled, saying, “The way he kills seems like some people’s drinking habits, not only does he set the time to do it, but also the amount.”

    Li Xun Huan also chuckled, but he doesn’t look any more relaxed. He asked, “What about last night?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Last night was peaceful.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “In that case I guess his target is young master Qin. He won’t appear again.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “He’ll show up sooner or later.”

    “Why? Does he have some problems with you, big brother?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun shook his head, saying, “His target is neither Qin Zhong nor myself.”

    “Who then?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun barely was able to say, “His target is Lin...”

    When he said the word ‘Lin’, Li Xun Huan’s whole face changed. But thankfully he did not say ‘Lin Shi Yin’, but rather ‘Lin Xian Er’ [‘Xian’ means a god or a goddess. So her name is ‘little goddess’.).

    Li Xun Huan let out a sigh of relief in his heart, saying, “Lin Xian Er? Who is she?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun laughed loudly, saying, “Brother, if you don’t know who Lin Xian Er is, then you really must be old. If it were ten or fifteen years ago, you’d probably be more familiar with this name than anyone else.”

    Li Xun Huan also laughed, “It looks like she must be a beauty.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Not only is she a beauty, she’s also the considered the most beautiful woman in the martial world. The number of young heroes to have fallen for her are endless.”

    He then looked at the other people there, laughingly said, “Do you really think they came here for me? If it weren’t for Lin Xian Er, even if I put the best food and the best wine on the table, they’d still probably not show up.”

    Everyone’s faces turned red. But two youngsters faces became very red. Long Xiao Yun looked at them, saying, “You two are pretty lucky. At least you now have a chance. If my brother here is still young, you’d have absolutely no chance.”

    Li Xun Huan also laughed, asking, “So big brother thinks I’m really that old? My body might be old, but my heart’s still young.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun’s eyes brightened, then suddenly laughed again. “You’re right, you’re right. Although she has countless people as her subordinate, but other than you, I don’t think she’d care for anyone else.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Unfortunately, I’ve been sunk in wine for the past ten years. My techniques aren’t what it used to be.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun held his hand tightly, saying, “But you don’t realize something, brother. Not only is this Ms. Lin very beautiful, she’s also very ambitious. She doesn’t want to marry anyone. But she told the whole world that whoever kills the Plum Flower Bandit, even a freckled old man, she’d still be his wife.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “So it’s probably due to this that the Plum Flower Bandit must be so intent on killing her.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Correct. Plum Flower Bandit went to the Cold Fragrance quarter two nights ago just to find her. But he didn’t realize that Qin Zhong was there instead, so he injured him.”

    Li Xun Huan eyes brightened, “So young master Qin’s also one of her subordinates?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun chuckled, then said, “He originally had a chance, but now...”

    Li Xun Huan smiled, “Cold Fragrance House’s been empty for quite a while now. But now that this lady lives there, it must be much warmer now. There’s even a lovesick youngster outside at midnight.”

    Long Xiao Yun’s face became red, saying, “Cold Fragrance House used to be where you live. I really shouldn’t have let someone else live there. But... but...”

    Li Xun Huan cut in, “That place can now receive the aura of a beauty, it’s really its luck. If the wood knows who’s there, they’d probably be filled with joy. They’d never let me carelessly spit[I think those living in the US doesn’t know about this habit, but its common in China to spit saliva everywhere] in there ever again.”

    “But just what relationship does this woman have with big brother?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun coughed twice, said, “She and Shi Yin met when they went to the temple to pray. They liked each other immediately, and became sisters. Like you and me.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “So her dad is that governor I saw at the front door?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun laughed, saying, “You can’t believe it, right? Actually, no one would believe how that dad can have such a daughter. This is called ‘Inside a crow’s nest born a Pheonix’.

    Li Xun Huan said, “So that Venerable Zhao’s gathering people to protect her? You mean now the venerable Zhao has suddenly became a romantic?”

    Long Xiao Yun didn’t seem to notice Li Xun Huan’s message, so he just said, “Other than protecting her, he also wants to capture the Plum Flower Bandit. Besides, so many people have already put together all that reward money. That money’s in my house. If anything were to ever happen to it...”

    When Li Xun Huan heard this, he suddenly asked, “Why would big brother you take this responsibility?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Well, someone has to do it, right?”

    Li Xun Huan thought for a moment, then said, “It’s already past midnight. Is it possible that the bandit will no be here tonight?”

    He suddenly got up, saying, “Since the venerable Zhao’s still not here, and everyone else would not drink, I think I’ll just wander around. Maybe I’ll go visit my old friends the plum trees.

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Brother you probably not only want to visit the plum trees, but also see the Plum Flower Bandit.”

    Li Xun Huan just smiled. But Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Why are you going into danger alone?”

    Li Xun Huan still just kept smiling.

    Long Xiao4 Yun still just looked at him, then said with a smile, “Fine. Fine. I know that when you make up your mind, no one can stop you. Besides , when the Plum Flower Bandit find you here, He would not dare to show up.”

    The plum trees in the garden are still there. But what happened to the person in the garden?

    Li Xun Huan just sat there quietly, starring at the candlelight in the building faraway. Ten years ago, this little building was his. The person in the building was also his.

    Now, everything has passed. No longer can be brought back. Only dreams, loneliness remains.

    Dreams might be painful, but without dreams, he probably could not keep on living.

    After crossing the bridge is the plum forest. There’s also a house here among the trees. This used to be the place Li Xun Huan practiced martial arts and read books. If he simply opened the windows of this house, he would see the other house, would see that person smiling beautifully back at him.

    But now...

    When love becomes deep it turns shallow. Li Xun Huan sighed, brushing off the snow on his shoulders, then crossed the bridge. There’s no one here. He can’t hear anyone either. After midnight is the time for the Plum Flower Bandit’s appearance. No one would dare come here at this time.

    He doesn’t really want to see Lin Xian Er. He also knows that Lin Xian Er can’t possibly stay here long. He just want to see the house.

    It’s at this time that he heard light laughter.

    Li Xun Huan’s whole body changed. That lazy body now filled with energy, charging towards the place of the voice.

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    The laugh seems to be that of a woman. And it’s a very quiet one.

    He then saw a white shadow trying to run away from behind him. Then a black shadow came to attack him.

    This person is quite big and very fast. Although he’s still more than 10 feet away, Li Xun Huan already felt a strong, cold wind coming from him.

    Li Xun Huan recognizes that the person’s kung fu is very strange but very powerful.

    The Plum Flower Bandit!

    Could the person be it?

    Li Xun Huan did not block this move. If he doesn’t need to, he would never have an all-out fight with anyone. Because he feels that his energy is more important than others’.

    Once, Golden Fist Deng Lie kept asking him to match inner power, but Li Xun Huan kept rejecting him. Deng Lie asked why.

    Li Xun Huan only responded, “I’m not a cow. So why should I fight like one?”

    He thinks that kung fu is also an art. Movement should come freely. If one forcefully duel with someone else, then they must be as stupid as cows.

    But since Deng Lie is his friend, he can turn down the request. But this person wants him to die, so he must block off all of Li Xun Huan’s escape routes first.

    Besides, the two are running towards each other. Even if Li Xun Huan manages to evade the attack, the enemy immediately gains initiativ. So when the enemy makes his second move, Li Xun Huan really would have no chance to escape.

    Li Xun Huan suddenly moved back.

    The speed at which he changed directions is amazing, even better than fishes.

    But the man in black is still coming at him with the palm.

    After falling back with lightning speed, his body came to a state of rest. His hand doesn’t seem to be moving, but the Flying Dagger is already shot out!

    The dagger glowed brightly, like a shooting star in a dark night!

    The man in black suddenly screamed in pain. Jumped up, turned around, and then ran back into the forest.

    Li Xun Huan just stood there. He acted like a bored person, but didn’t give chase.

    Before the man in black can leave the forest, he fell.

    Li Xun Huan shook his head and sighed. He followed the blood trail, with the man in black at the end of the trail.

    His hands holding his own throat, blood gushing out. That bright little dagger, has been pulled out, resting by his side.

    Li Xun Huan picked up his dagger, then looked at the painful expression on that person’s face, asking, “If you’re not the Plum Flower Bandit, why did you attack me?”

    That person kept biting his teeth, but couldn’t speak.

    Li Xun Huan said, “Although you don’t know me, I recognize you. You’re the eldest student of Yi Ku. I saw you ten years ago. If I see someone, I would never forget him.”

    That person struggled mightily to say, “I... I also recognized you.”

    “If you recognized me, why do you still want to kill me? You want to prevent me from leaking out information? But even if you’re meeting someone here, it can’t possibly be that secretive, right?”

    That person wants to talk, but can’t do so.

    Li Xun Huan shook his head, saying, “I know you must’ve been doing something you don’t want others to know. That’s why you want to kill me. At that time, you probably did not figure it was me.”

    He sighed again before continuing, “Since you wanted to kill me, I had to kill you. You chose the wrong person. So did I...”

    That person suddenly screamed, then ran towards Li Xun Huan.

    But Li Xun Huan still just stood there. As that person’s palms almost reached Li Xun Huan’s chest, he fell down, never to get up again.

    Li Xun Huan still just stared at him. After a long time, he finally looked up and said, “Two nights ago it was Qin Xiao Yi’s son. Today it’s Yi Ku’s student. Looks like this Lin Xian Er really has a lot of spare time, and has good tastes. All her acquaintances are famous youngsters. But which young girl doesn’t dream of meeting her knight? What’s wrong with a lovesick young man? These certainly aren’t crimes. Why do they have to hide it? What other secrets do they have?

    The Cold Fragrance House’s light is still on. He seems to be the person that escaped. The body very slim. Could it be Lin Xian Er?

    As he’s thinking, Li Xun Huan walked over.

    His eyes suddenly glowed, as if he just thought of something really interesting.

    As the wind zips through the forest, more snow fell on the ground.

    Suddenly, each snow seems to be moved apart by a strange aura. Someone is attacking Li Xun Huan from behind.

    Li Xun Huan tightened his body, fully aware of the sword energy aimed at him.

    At this time, the sword has already sliced apart his coat.

    In this quiet cold evening, in this quiet plum forest, there’s actually someone who really wants his life! He has wandered for ten years, just returned home.

    Could this be the welcome prepared for him?

    If Li Xun Huan had dodged left, his right arm would’ve been cut off. If he dodged right, his left arm would’ve been cut off. If he had moved forward, his back would’ve been penetrated. No matter which direction he goes, he can’t possibly be faster than this sword!

    He’s been through hundreds of battles, yet he’s never seen a sword this fast!

    The tip of the sword has penetrated Li Xun Huan’s coat.

    But just at this moment, Li Xun Huan’s body moved, he skimmed the edge of the sword as the icy cold tip passes by him.

    In all his countless battles, he has never been so close to death.

    The enemy seems even more shocked that his attack failed. But suddenly the sword tip turned, slicing down at Li Xun Huan, but by this time, the dagger in Li Xun Huan’s hand suddenly sliced his wrist.

    This dagger is so fast no enemy can describe its movement.

    That person, shocked beyond belief, yelled loudly. He dropped his sword while retreating.

    Is there anyone’s kung fu that’s faster than Little Li’s Flying Dagger?

    Suddenly, someone yelled loudly, “Brothers. Stop!”

    This is the voice of Long Xiao4 Yun.

    Li Xun Huan gathered himself. Long Xiao4 Yun has entered the forest. That person also revealed himself. He’s a youngster with a white face in white clothing.

    Long Xiao4Yun put himself in the middle of the two. Then asked, “How did you two managed to get in a fight?”

    That youngster’s eyes in the night looked like an owl. He stared at Li Xun Huan, saying coldly, “There’s a dead person outside the forest. So I thought the person in the forest must be the Plum Flower Bandit.

    Li Xun Huan smiled, “How come you didn’t think the dead person is the bandit?”

    The youngster laughed coldly, saying, “How could the Plum Flower Bandit die so easily?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You mean the Plum Flower Bandit can only die in your hands? Unfortunately...”

    Long Xiao Yun cut in while laughing, “How about both of you stop. This is just a misunderstanding. It’s a good thing we came, or someone might get hurt.”

    Li Xun Huan smiled a bit, then picked up the sword still stuck on his coat. He looked at the sword and said, “Great sword!”

    He then gave the sword back to the youngster, saying, “The sword is famous. Then the person must also be famous. Today we had a misunderstanding, but it’s still nice to have met you. It’s not everyday that we get to see such a famous sword.”

    Red appeared on the youngster’s white face. After taking the sword, he just flicked it, breaking the sword in two.

    Li Xun Huan sighed, saying, “Such a great sword. Too bad.”

    The youngster stared at Li Xun Huan saying, “Even without this sword, I can still kill. You don’t have to worry about me.”

    Li Xun Huan laughingly said, “If I knew earlier, I would’ve asked you to give me your sword, so I can exchange it for another coat to wear.

    The youngster coldly laughed, saying, “You don’t have to worry about this either. Forget one coat, even if its ten coat, I’ll still pay for the damages.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “However, there’s not another coat like mine.”

    “Why’s that? Is there something particular colorful with this coat?”

    Li Xun Huan said with a serious face, “Nothing colorful. It’s just that my coat has an eye.”

    End of Chapter 8

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    Chapter 9: Another Encounter

    The youngster heard Li Xun Huan’s words, gathered himself, then grinned, saying, “Interesting. Your words really are interesting. How can a coat have eyes?”

    Li Xun Huan said with a smile, “If my coat didn’t have eyes, then how can it see your precious sword? How can I then dodge the sword attack from the back?”

    The youngster’s face suddenly changed, his hands shaking.

    Long Xiao4 Yun coughed twice, then laughed, “The two of you really know how to joke. Hidden Sword Mansion’s young master would certainly never care for such a sword, yet why do you care so much for your coat?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “So this is young master You.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said with a smile, “Right. Not only is he the son of Hidden Dragon elder’s son, he’s also the Number One Sword Snow Eagle elder’s only disciple. In the future you two should be more acquainted.”

    You Long Sheng’s eyes still kept staring at Li Xun Huan, saying coldly, “I don’t know if that’s possible. But this friend of yours, his name is...”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “So brother You doesn’t know this brother of mine. His last name is Li, called Li Xun Huan. In this world, I’m afraid only this brother of mine is worthy to be your friend.”

    When he heard the name, You Long Sheng’s expression changed yet again, staring closely at Li Xun Huan’s dagger.

    Yet Li Xun Huan didn’t even seem to notice their conversation. Instead he just kept thinking, “Another famous youngster...” Suddenly, someone came in, asking, “Who killed the person outside?”

    This person’s quite muscular. His voice booming. His expression extremely serious. This person just happens to be the venerable Zhao Zheng Yi.

    Li Xun Huan smiled, then said, “Other than I, who else could’ve done it?”

    Zhao Zheng Yi’s eyes stared at Li Xun Huan like a sharp knife. Said loudly, “You? I should’ve known it was you. No matter where you go, you bring the odor of death.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “So that person doesn’t deserve to die?”

    Zhao Zheng Yi asked him, “Do you know who he is?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Unfortunately not the Plum Flower Bandit.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi said, “If you knew he wasn’t the Plum Flower Bandit, then why did you still kill him?”

    Li Xun Huan said in a calm voice, “Although I don’t want to kill him, I also don’t want him to kill me. No matter what, it’s still nicer to kill then to be killed.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi said, “So he wanted to kill you first?”


    Zhao Zheng Yi asked, “Why?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I wanted to know too. But when I asked, he ignored me.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi asked, “Why didn’t you keep him alive?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I wanted to keep him alive. But alas once the dagger leaves my hand, I can no longer control my opponent’s life and death.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi stomped his feet, saying, “If you went outside already, why did you come back?”

    Li Xun Huan smiled, saying, “Because I really wanted to see you, venerable Zhao.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi’s is now so angry his face became yellow. Pointing at Long Xiao4 Yun saying, “Very Good. This problem is caused by you great brother. No one else is responsible.”

    Long Xiao Yun can only smile, saying, “Why the temper, big brother. Let’s just talk it out.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi said, “What’s there to say? It’s already hard enough to deal with the Plum Flower Bandit. Now we have to deal with the Green Devil Yi Ku too.”

    Li Xun Huan laughed coldly, saying, “That’s right, I did kill Yi Ku’s student Qiu Du. If he finds out he’ll certainly come to seek revenge. But he’s only going to look for me. Why would the venerable Zhao be so worried?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun suddenly said, “Since Qiu Du came here after midnight, he obviously has some evil intentions. Brother, you didn’t wrongfully killed him. If it were me, I’d probably do the same thing.”

    Before he can finish, Zhao Zheng Yi turned around to leave.

    You Long Sheng suddenly smiled, saying, “The venerable Zhao really is old. Your temper keeps getting bigger and bigger, but your courage keeps getting smaller and smaller. Really, what’s wrong with Yi Ku coming? This way, at least I can see the world famous flying dagger in action.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Actually, if you want to see my dagger, you don’t have to wait til Yi Ku comes here.”

    You Long Sheng’s face changed again, as if he wanted to say something. But when he saw Li Xun Huan’s dagger, he stopped. Then he also turned around and left too.

    Long Xiao4 Yun wanted to go after him, but stopped. Shaking his head saying, “Even if you don’t like them and look down upon them, you should still not have angered them.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Who cares. They already think I’m beyond help. It doesn’t matter if I piss them off. In fact, it’s actually better to get them angry enough to leave, so I can be in peace.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “But it’s better to have more friends than less.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “But how many people really can live up the word ‘friend’? Having a friend like big brother, one’s enough for any person.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun laughed heartily, holding Li Xun Huan’s shoulders saying, “Brother, just to hear you say that, even if I anger every other friend, it’s still fine.”

    Li Xun Huan suddenly felt a surge of warmth, but then started coughing again.

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Your cough...”

    It’s as if Li Xun Huan doesn’t want him to bring up this topic, so he immediately cut him off by saying, “Big brother. I just want to see a person right now.”


    He raised his eyebrows, didn’t wait for Li Xun Huan to respond, then added, “Is it Lin Xian Er?”

    Li Xun Huan smiled, saying, “Big brother really knows me well.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun laughed out loud too. “I knew you just can’t wait to see her. If Li Xun Huan won’t even see the most beautiful woman in the world, then Li Xun Huan is not Li Xun Huan.”

    Li Xun Huan just kept smiling, as if confirming this.

    But what does he really think? Other than himself, probably no one else knows this.

    Long Xiao4 Yun already grabbed his hand heading out, saying with a smile, “If you really came her looking for her, then you’ve come to the wrong place. After the events two nights ago, she had moved out of that room.”


    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “The past two nights she stayed with Shi Yin. You can also take this opportunity to see Shi Yin too. She is a woman after all. You should try to go calm her a bit.”

    He didn’t seem to notice the painful look on Li Xun Huan’s face, sighed and continued, “Actually, it’s not like she doesn’t know that what Yun Er does outside is horrible. She’s not really blaming you.”

    Li Xun Huan forced a smile, saying, “But since we’re here, we might as go to the Cold Fragrance House. Maybe Ms. Lin came back.

    Long Xiao4Yun said with a smile, “That’s fine too. Looks like if you don’t see her tonight, you won’t even be able to sleep.”

    Li Xun Huan still kept smiling, not saying anything.

    But there’s something in his eyes, something that shows that he has a secret.

    There really isn’t anyone in the room.

    As Li Xun Huan entered, he suddenly entered the memories of ten years ago.

    This room had not changed all these years. Each table and chair, even the paper, brushes, ink, all remained in their original place.

    If this were ten years ago, then maybe he had just accompanied Lin Shi Yin as she counted the plum flowers, maybe he came in to get a fur coat for her to wear, or maybe to write down some of their conversations, so he would never forget them.

    But now that he think about it, he never could forget those memories. If he had known this earlier, he would’ve never bothered to write them down.

    Snow is falling again.

    Snowflakes fell lightly on the rooftops, gentle as a lover’s words.

    Lin Xun Hun took deep breath, saying, “Ten years... Maybe even more than that. Sometimes you think time goes by too slowly. But once they’ve passed, then you begin to realize how quickly they pass.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun laughed and said, “Do you remember the first day we came? It also seemed to be snowing on that day.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “How... how can I forget.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun laughed, “I remember that we must’ve drunk all the wine stored in your house that day. It’s also the only time I’ve ever seen you drunk, but won’t admit it. You even made a bet with me, saying you can write out “The Eight Qiu Xing” [probably a book of poems or something] without any mistake.”

    He suddenly took out a brush from the table, saying, “I remember it was this brush you used.”

    Li Xun Huan’s smile seem so artificial, yet he continue to smile. “I also remember that I won the bet.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun responded, “But you didn’t know that ten years later, your brush would still be here, right?”

    Li Xun Huan just smiled without talking, but a thought suddenly came to him. “The brush is still here, but isn’t someone else living here now?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “You know, it’s quite strange. It’s almost as if Lin Xian Er knew you were coming back. Although she’s lived here for several years now, she never moved anything.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Actually, she didn’t have to.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said with a smile, “We also didn’t force her to do this, but she...”

    Suddenly someone from outside yelled, “Fourth Master. Fourth Master Long!”

    Long Xiao4 Yun opened the window, said with an irrate face, “I’m here. What’s the problem?”

    His expression suddenly changed, then turned back and said, “Brother you...”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I... I still want to remain here a bit longer. Is that a problem?”

    Long Xiao Yun said with a smile, “Of course. These were yours anyway. Even if Lin Xian Er came back, she would only welcome you.”

    He then quickly left. As he left the door, his smile disappeared.

    Li Xun Huan sat on a wide chair with tiger skin covering it. This chair is even bigger than he remembered in his youth.

    He remembered that when he was very little, he loved to climb to onto this chair and wet the ink for his dad. He just wished to be taller, so he can sit on this chair. At that time he had a strange thought. He was really afraid that chairs would be like people, get bigger as time passed.

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    Finally came the day when he could sit on the chair. He also figured out that the chair cannot grow bigger. Then he would privately feel bad for this chair.

    But now, he only hope to be like this chair, never grow older, never have pain, but unfortunately, this chair remains the same, but he’s already an old man.

    Old man... old man...

    Suddenly he heard someone laughing gently while saying, “Who said you’re an old man?”

    The person is still outside, but the laughter filled the room with warmth. Although her body had not came in yet, her voice carried Spring along with it. If her laughter is like this, one can imagine what her person’s like.

    Li Xun Huan’s eyes suddenly lit up again, but he only stared at the door, not getting up, not saying a word.

    Lin Xian Er finally came into the room.

    The other people really weren’t kidding. She really is as beautiful as a goddess. If someone actually tried to describe her beauty, that person is doing her a huge injustice.

    There’s not single part of her that isn’t arousing. But the most arousing part of her body are her eyes. No man on this Earth can possibly resist those eyes.

    Looking at her eyes makes people feel like they’ve commit a crime.

    Yet she also looks like the most gentle, the most heart-warming girl there ever is.

    But no matter what she looks like, though, she can no longer erase Li Xun Huan’s image of her, because this isn’t the first time Li Xun Huan has seen her.

    In the kitchen of that bar, Li Xun Huan has already felt her gentleness, her warmth. But Li Xun Huan still could not believe that the woman in front of him is the same mysterious beauty who wanted to exchange the Golden Thread Vest with him.

    Because her look now is totally different from that day. If Li Xun Huan didn’t trust his eyes totally, then he would not believe that venomous, ****ty woman is the same one that’s smiling innocently and sweetly in front of him.

    Li Xun Huan let out a sigh, then closed his eyes.

    Tears began to roll in Lin Xian Er’s eyes. She said gently, “Why did you close your eyes? You don’t want to see me?”

    Li Xun Huan chuckled, saying, “I just wanted to remember how you looked that day with your clothes off.”

    Lin Xian Er’s face suddenly became red, then said, “I originally didn’t want you to recognize me, but I also know that it’s quite impossible.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “If I really did forget you in such a short time, then wouldn’t you be disappointed?”

    Li Xian Er still kept smiling, “But when you saw me you didn’t look shocked. Does this mean you knew who I was already?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “This might be because not many woman can be considered a beauty in this world.”

    Lin Xian Er said with a smile, “But it might also be because you saw Yi Ku’s disciple, remembered my Green Devil Hand, then saw You Long Sheng, remembered my Hidden Fish Sword, right?”

    Li Xun Huan also smiled, saying, “I’m only curious to know, since you know I’m here, why do you still have the guts to come see me?”

    Lin Xian Er sighed, then said, “An ugly daughter-in-law has to see her mother-in-law sooner or later. It’s unavoidable. So when Brother Long asked me to come, I immediately came.”

    “Really? He told you to came here?”

    Lin Xian Er laughed again, saying, “You mean you don’t understand his reasons? He has wanted us to get together for quite a while now. Maybe it’s because he has always felt that he owe you something. Robbed your...”

    When she said this, she saw that Li Xun Huan’s face immediately became more sullen, because he knows what she was going to say. But when his expression changed, she also immediately stopped.

    She never says things others don’t want to hear.

    Yet Li Xun Huan seems to be waiting for her to finish. Only after a while did he say, “He doesn’t owe me anything. No one has ever owed me anything. Only I owe other people.”

    Lin Xian Er stared at him, asking, “Who do you owe?”

    Li Xun Huan replied coldly, “I owe way too many people. Too many to count.”

    Lin Xian Er said gently, “No matter what you say, I still know that you’re not that kind of person.”

    “You know what kind of person I am?”

    “Of course I know. I’ve heard your stories ever since I was little. So when I found out this is where you used to live, I was so happy I couldn’t sleep.”

    She turned around, saying, “Look. Everything in this room. Does it not look exactly as you left it ten years ago? Even that bottle of wine you hid on the bookshelf, I did not move. Do you know why?”

    Li Xun Huan only stared at her coldly.

    Lin Xian Er chuckled. “Of course you don’t know. But I can tell you, because only this way can I feel like this is your room. Sometimes I would imagine you still in this room, sitting in this chair, talking with me quietly.”

    She then continued in a softer voice, “Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night, thinking you’re by my side. On that bed, on that pillow.”

    Li Xun Huan suddenly smiled, saying, “Other than me, there are probably other people there too, right?”

    Lin Xian Er bit her lips, asking, “You really think I let other people in here?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “This is your room. You can let anyone you want in here.”

    Lin Xian Er said, “You really think those like You Long Sheng and Qiu Du had been here, right?”

    Her eyes are already red, continuing, “I’ll tell you. They have never ever walked into this room. That’s why they had to wait in the forest. If I let them come in, then maybe Qiu Du and Qin Zhong would not have died.”

    “If that’s the case, then why don’t you let them come in?”

    Lin Xian Er again bit her lips as she said, “Because this is your room. I must... help you preserve the...”

    She doesn’t seem to know how to continue.

    Li Xun Huan smiled, finishing the sentence for her, “scent?”

    Lin Xian Er’s whole face became red, saying, “Do you understand me yet?”

    Li Xun Huan said with a smile, “But it’s only now that I know I actually had a particular scent. So what is it? Sweet? Horrible?”

    Lin Xian Er lowered her head, saying, “I didn’t say these things to you so you can ridicule me.”

    “Then why?”

    “You mean you still don’t know?”

    Li Xun Huan laughed, saying, “If that’s the case, even without someone helping, I already have a really good chance with you.”

    Lin Xian Er said, “If I didn’t already... already feel... then that day why would I...”

    She only said half of each sentence, but sometimes saying half a sentence is much more effective than saying the whole sentence. Plus it’s much more interesting.

    Li Xun Huan said, “So you did that because you liked me. And I thought you did it for the vest.”

    Lin Xian Er said, “Of course I also wanted the vest. But if the person wasn’t you, then why would I...would I...”

    Li Xun Huan laughed, saying, “So you wanted both.”

    Lin Xian Er said, “You must be wondering, why would I want the Golden Thread Vest, right?”

    Lin Xun Huan said, “Frankly, I really am curious.”

    Lin Xian Er said, “That’s because I want to kill the Plum Flower Bandit myself!”


    “You must know. I said that I would marry the one who kills the Plum Flower Bandit. Although I said it, I still didn’t like it.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You want to kill the Plum Flower Bandit so you can marry yourself?”

    Lin Xian Er said, “I only do this because I really don’t want to marry. So if I killed the bandit myself, I won’t have to marry.”

    She suddenly looked up at Li Xun Huan, saying, “Because no man on this Earth is worth me marrying.”

    Li Xun Huan’s eyes also looked at her, asking, “What about me?”

    Lin Xian Er’s face became really red, saying, “You’re obviously different.”


    Lin Xian Er said quietly, “Because you’re different from other men. Those man are like dogs. No matter how I treat them, they would still follow me. Only you...”

    Li Xun Huan smiled a bit, saying, “Then why don’t you just leave the Golden Thread Vest with me? If I kill the Plum Flower Bandit, then you can marry me. Isn’t that what you wanted?”

    Lin Xian Er hesitated a bit, then smiled again, saying, “This is actually a good idea. Why didn’t I think of it?”

    Li Xun Huan’s eyes flickered, grinning while saying, “Who else other than myself can come up with an idea as ingenious as this one.”

    Lin Xian Er seemingly did not understand the meaning of Li Xun Huan’s words, instead held his hand, saying, “I know the Plum Flower Bandit will appear the next night or two. Tomorrow I’ll wait for him here.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You want me to come too, right?”

    Lin Xian Er said, “you can use me as bait, getting him to appear. You have the vest anyway, so even if you can’t kill him, you’re at least safe. If you were to capture him...” She suddenly lowered her head again, those eyes staring quietly at Li Xun Huan. Although she spoke no words, those eyes explained her feelings perfectly.

    Li Xun Huan’s eyes also brightened, said with a smile, “Sure. I’ll certainly come tomorrow night. If I don’t come, then...”

    Lin Xian Er pulled her hands off of Li Xun Huan, but she then drew a circle on his hand’s back, as if to circle around Li Xun Huan’s heart.

    Li Xun Huan suddenly laughed again, saying, “Looks like you’ve learned to behave now.”

    Lin Xian Er said with a red face, “I’ve always behaved.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You finally learned for the man to make the first move.”

    But Lin Xian Er suddenly became nervous, saying, “But you... you won’t now... right?”

    Li Xun Huan looked at her. His eyes still that cold, but his mouth already showed a not-so-cold smile, saying, “How do you know I won’t?”

    Lin Xian Er chuckled, saying, “Because you’re a true gentleman, right?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I’ve only been a true gentleman once in my life. Then I regretted my decision for three whole days.

    As Lin Xian Er’s laughing, she seems to show a wish to escape.

    But Li Xun Huan then immediately pulled on her arms, then said with a smile, “So not only have you learned for the man to make the first move, you also learned to escape.”

    Lin Xian Er responded, “But this is how you taught me. This is how you taught me to seduce you, right?

    End of Chapter 9

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    Thanks so much again Meh! Sorry to say that so many times but I really want you know how grateful me and others are. I know that translating takes A LOT of work. I had to do it in Chinese class and my classmates and I did not like it much. <IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0">

    I have some questions regarding the appearance of the girls. I know that Lin Xian Er is regarded as "Tian Xia Di Yi Da Mei Ren" so there is no doubt about her looks. What about Lin Shi Yin? I know that she is supposed to beautiful as well. How is she compared to Lin Xian Er. How is Sun Xiao Hong's appearance. I heard she is supposed to be beautiful too but in a different way, like a more "cute" way since she is a lot younger. How old is she supposed to be? I heard she is a lot younger than Li Xun Huan though. Is she the daughter or grand-daughter of Tian Ji Lao Ren? In some adaptions they said she was her grand-daughter while some adaptions said she was his daughter so I am not sure. Thanks and keep up the good work! I really enjoy reading this novel. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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    Chapter 10: Problem of 18 years Ago.

    Li Xun Huan took a deep breath, then said, “I taught you way too much. You are also learning way too fast.”

    He suddenly released his hands, got up and straightened his clothes, then said while staring at the window, “Today’s show is over. If you still haven’t seen enough, then please come back tomorrow morning.”

    A laugh suddenly came from outside the window. A person said, “Your techniques really are quite excellent. Hopefully, you dagger is just as good.”

    After he finished the last sentence, he’s already gone.

    Lin Xian Er’s expression changed, “It’s You Long Sheng.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “You’re afraid that he might be jealous?”

    Lin Xian Er’s eyes showed a venomous expression, laughing coldly, she said. “What right does he have to be jealous? I can’t believe a supposed righteous character in the martial world would also do something like this. Don’t think I’ll ever talk to him again.”

    Li Xun Huan said with a smile, “You’re not afraid that he’ll take the Hidden Fish Sword back?”

    Lin Xian Er said, “Even if I throw the sword in front of his face, he still would not dare touch it.”


    Lin Xian Er smiled deviously, “I told you already. These people are like dogs. The more you yell and kick them, the more closely they follow you, wagging their tail.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “It’s not bad having a dog wagging its tail in front of you.”

    Lin Xian Er grabbed his hand, said, “You really are leaving? Why not sit a bit longer?”

    Lin Xun Huan said with a smile, “If I sit any longer, waiting for a dog to bite me, then things will no longer be interesting.”

    Lin Xian Er said viciously, “Humph. He wouldn’t dare...”

    Before she could finish, they heard You Long Seng say from a far off distance, “That show’s over, but another show is just starting. Do you wish to watch?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “See. I told you he wouldn’t let me sit any longer.”

    Lin Xian Er again said viciously, “Annoying little bastard.”

    She suddenly smiled again, holding Li Xun Huan’s hand saying, “But there’s still tomorrow.. Please come earlier tomorrow.”

    Just as Li Xun Huan left the forest, he heard two people yelling at each other.

    He already realizes that one of them is the driver. He then used ‘Sparrow Three Touches of Water’, touched the ground three times, before reaching the scene.

    At this time two people are fighting. With such powerful palm and fist attacks, snow started to fly around them.

    Only to hear the driver said, “Qin, you make yourself look all virtuous, but in reality you’re worthless. So what if your son is beyond help. It’s no one else’s fault. Why do you have to try to kill him?”

    The person fighting him is Qin Xiao Yi. At this time he just snickered, “Who the hell do you think you are? Look at your own place for a moment. How do you dare interfere with my business. Fine, I’ll cripple you too.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun tried to break them up, but You Long Sheng just stood there.

    As Li Xun Huan arrived, Long Xiao4 Yun went up to him, saying, “Brother. Try to calm them down. Even before the Plum Flower Bandit arrives, we’re already fighting each other. This... this really...”

    You Long Sheng coldly laughed, then said, “This is called ‘There are no weak soldiers under a powerful General’. I never thought Li Xun Huan’s servant is this powerful. Really is vicious, vicious...”

    Li Xun Huan said, “That’s right. He is quite vicious. But only if someone angered him.”

    He didn’t give You Long Sheng a chance to respond, immediately turned to Long Xiao4 Yun asking, “What’s going on here?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Because Qin Zhong’s injuries are so severe he’s beyond help, brother Qin...”

    Li Xun Huan said, “So he blamed it all on Mr. Mei Er, right?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun laughed bitterly, “The father-son relationship is very close, so it’s not unexpected that brother Qin became so angry. He accidently injured Mr. Mei Er, but it’s not serious.”

    Li Xun Huan chuckled a bit, not bothering to add anything.

    Long Xiao Yun said, “Please stop him. I know he only listens to you.”

    Li Xun Huan responded in a cold voice, “Why should I stop him? If he isn’t doing this already, then I would’ve instead.”

    Long Xiao4 Yun froze for a moment, not knowing what to say.

    Only to see the driver’s fist filled with power, each fist is an all-out attack, although the moves aren’t very elaborate, the killer energy behind it is quite shocking.

    Qin Xiao Yi looks as if he can’t even breathe.

    You Long Sheng coldly laughed. “A servant with this type of kung fu, really is rare.”

    Li Xun Huan asked, “Really?”

    You Long Sheng said, “Each time he makes a move, it’s as if he’s ready to get hit also. This type of fist really makes observers hard to understand.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “This is because he can easily withstand his opponent’s attacks, but if he lands a hit on the opponent, then that person would have serious problems.”

    Before You Long Sheng can respond, someone else came yelling, “What a bold servant dog, even dare to attack someone above you. Watch as I take care of you.”

    As he spoke, Zhao Zheng Yi arrived at the scene.

    Just as he’s about to join the fight, he heard Li Xun Huan said coldly, “If someone wants to fight two against one, winning through numbers, then I’m afraid I’ll have to release my dagger!”

    Zhao Zheng Yi immediately stopped, afraid to step forward. He yelled angrily, “You brought a servant who dare to attack a person above him. Not only do you not discipline him, you even protect him? You think there’s no justice in the martial world?”

    Li Xun Huan said calmly, “What justice? Is it justice to fight two against one?”

    Zhao Zheng Yi responded loudly, “You should know that this is not fighting, but rather disciplining a servant!”

    Li Xun Huan said, “He never needed disciplining. But if the venerable Zhao wants to fight him, go ahead and get the venerable Qin back here, then fight him yourself.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi said, “What kind of a thing* does he think he is? He’s not worthy of fighting me.”

    *[the word ‘dong xi’, translated as ‘item’ or ‘thing’ is commonly used to put someone down. I kept the original wording because of the text that follows.]

    Li Xun Huan said calmly, “It’s true that he really isn’t any ‘thing’. He’s a person.”

    He then looked at Zhao Zheng Yi with a smile.”So venerable Zhao, are you a ‘thing’?”

    [Gu Long reuse this little joke all time in his books. It really is quite funny in Chinese. Maybe someday I can rack my brains come up with a suitable humorous translation.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi became so mad his face turned all yellow.

    At a time like this, even Long Xiao4 Yun don’t know what to say either. But suddenly, with a loud noise, two fist attacked at the same time. But where’s Qin Xiao Yi? It’s as if he flew out after getting hit, then fell to the ground with a loud thud.

    You Long Sheng again laughed coldly. “Looks like not only can a master not discipline a servant, but it’s actually the other way around.”

    Only to see Qin Xiao Yi whisper something into Zhao Zheng Yi’s ear. Zhao Zheng Yi got up and stared at the driver, saying, “I can’t believe you actually have such good kung fu. Even I did not notice. No wonder when third brother lowered his guard, you were able to use some sneaky means of defeating him.”

    The driver laughed coldly. “If you people lose, then the other person must have used some devious method. If I were to lose, then it’s because I have lesser skills. I’m quite familiar with this idea. You don’t have to repeat it.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi said angrily, “I originally thought you were a brave man, so I wanted to protect you. Don’t anger me.”

    The driver responded, “I already lived til today without your protection. I guess I was just beginning to dislike my life, so if you have something up sleeve, just go ahead and use it.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi stared at him, fire came out of his eyes, then showed a nasty grinned. “Very Good...”

    He said ‘very good’ five or six times. Then picked up Qin Xiao Yi and left.

    Long Xiao4 Yun went up and said with a smile, “If there’s a misunderstanding we can talk. Why...”

    Qin Xiao Yi chuckled, “After all that has happened to my son and I, you think there’s still room for talking?”

    Long Xiao4 Yun stepped back, and watched Qin Xiao Yi and Zhao Zheng Yi leave.

    Li Xun Huan took a deep breath, then said, “Big brother, I just came back and already caused so many problems. If... I knew...”

    Long Xiao4 Yun suddenly laughed loudly, “Brother. Don’t ever say these things. Since when have we worried about problems?”

    Li Xun Huan forced a smile. “Brother, but... I know I’ve made things hard for you...”

    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “Brother. Don’t worry about me. No matter what you do, I’ll always be by your side.”

    Li Xun Huan almost cannot keep tears of joy from coming out eyes.

    Long Xiao4 Yun looked at that driver, as if wanting to say something. But he suddenly changed his words, “It’s almost dawn. Looks like the Plum Flower Bandit will not show up today. You’ve traveled quite a bit. Why don’t you rest here?”


    Long Xiao4 Yun said, “I already furnished a room for you. But if you still want to live in your old place, then I can ask Lin Xian Er to move out.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “That’s not necessary.”

    The driver just sat there, deep in thought. After a long time, he bit his teeth, as if he’s about to make a painful decision. Then he said, “Young master, it looks like I have to go now.”

    “You’re leaving? You’re also leaving?”

    The driver said, “You’re my savior, so I originally planned to serve you all my life, but now...”

    They suddenly heard sound of horses in this middle of the night.

    He continued, “Zhao Zheng Yi already knows my identity. He’s probably contacting my enemies right now. I never cared much for my life, so I don’t worry about them. But...”

    “But you don’t want to get me involved, right?”

    The driver said, “I know young master you’re not afraid of trouble. But the defendant in the case of eighteen years ago was me. I don’t want young master you also being yelled at with me.”

    Li Xun Huan thought for a second, then said, “That was an accident. In the past eighteen years, you’ve more than made up for your mistakes.”

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    The driver said, “But they won’t care. Blood debts in the martial world can only be repaid by blood!” He didn’t wait for Li Xun Huan to cut in before continuing, “Besides, I want to see Mr. Mei Er. After his injuries, I’m not sure how far he went. No matter what, he only came because of us.”

    Li Xun Huan just sat there for a long time, then asked, “So where do you plan to go?”

    The driver sighed, responds, “Right now even I don’t know that answer. But...”

    He suddenly smiled, “I won’t go very far. When there’s a calm night with a bright moon, I might be back to drink with young master.”

    Li Xun Huan suddenly stood, saying, “You sure?”


    When their eyes met, tears came out. So they were forced to look away. When heroes part, they sometimes act mushier than little girls. This is because although they care so much for each other, they would never speak of them.

    Li Xun Huan only said, “If you’re really leaving, at least let me escort you out.”

    The street is very quiet. Even sound of Li Xun Huan’s cough isn’t enough to break the eeriness.

    The driver suddenly stopped. “We have to part sometime. Young master... you should go back.”

    Li Xun Huan walked a few more step, but finally stopped. After staring mindlessly at a tree at the end of the street for a long time, he turned his head, “Fine. I’ll go back now. Take care of yourself.”

    The driver nodded, then said, “Young master, please take care too.”

    He no longer looked at Li Xun Huan, simply walked past him. After walking a few more feet, he then added, “If young master doesn’t have anything else to do, then you should just stay here. No matter what, master Long is a good friend.”

    He added, “If that’s the case, then maybe I’ll be back looking for young master in the near future.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Maybe I will stay here. It’s not like I have anywhere else to go.”

    He still smiling, but what is he smiling about?

    The driver bit his teeth as he walked away.

    He now must resume this life of hiding. He already hid with Li Xun Huan for ten years, no one knows what this life is like. It’s like a never-ending dream.

    But for the past ten years, at least he had Li Xun Huan to accompany him.

    Now he is alone.

    If he were a coward, then maybe he wouldn’t have escaped. Because he knows that hiding by yourself is more painful than even death.

    But he must escape. He just saw that Li Xun Huan might be settling down again. He must leave. Only by leaving can Li Xun Huan live in peace.

    He should have first thought out everything before going. But he can’t calm himself enough to think. He just knows that he needs to go to a crowded place. After walking for some time, he came to a food market. He felt pretty funny about this.

    In this life, he has been to countless places. He’s been to huge mansions and broken down shacks. He’s seen girls of very high places, while been to the cheapest brothels. He’s been in the cold, a place where noses might be frozen off, He Long Jiang [a river in the very northern part of China]. He’s been to places so hot you can cook an egg on the ground.

    He’s seen sunrise from the tall mountain peaks. He’s seen sunset on the ocean beach. He’s even ate raw meat with local tribes in the uncivilized areas.

    But this is the first time he’s been to a food market.

    On a winter morning, only the food market has so many people, such big crowds. No matter who comes here will no not feel lonely.

    Here are mothers holding their babies. Old man with crutches, cooks filled with oil.

    All kinds of people, holding their baskets to buy food, arguing with the meat and vegetable sellers over small amounts of money.

    Here there are the smell of raw fish, oily smell from fried food, and even stink from chickens and ducks.

    Suddenly he heard someone in front yell, “We sell meat here. Fresh meat...”

    Then the voice stopped.

    The people in front then all stepped back, their faces very pale.

    Only to hear someone from behind ask, “What’s going on?”

    The person in front said, “Someone’s selling meat.”

    “There are over a dozen people here selling meat, what’s problem?”

    “But this person is selling a different kind of meat. He’s selling human meat.”

    The driver raised his eyebrows, then split the crowd to take a look.

    When he got close he became more shocked than everyone else.

    The meat seller has a sign that says, “Yellow Cow, White Sheep. Kill now Sell now.”

    Behind the counter is a tall, large, fat one-eyed woman. Her hand holding a regular butcher knife.

    But on the counter is a live person!

    This person’s clothes have been torn, showing a thin white body. Every single muscle shaking.

    The one-eyed woman’s left hand holds his neck, her right hand holds the knife. Her eyes filled with murderous rage.

    The one-eyed woman looked at the driver a bit, then smiled, asking, “Are you here to buy meat?”

    The driver look like he’s frozen, and didn’t hear what she said.

    The one-eyed woman chuckled. “I knew for quite a while now that only you would buy this piece of meat. So I’ve been waiting for you.”

    Only then did the driver let out sigh. He smiled bitterly. “It’s been years. Sister-in-law you...”

    The one-eyed woman suddenly spit on the driver’s face, then said angrily, “Sister-in-law? Who’s your sister-in-law? If you call me that again, I’ll cut out your tongue!”

    For some reason, the driver would not respond.

    The one-eyed woman continued. “You betrayed Weng Tian Jie. I bet you’ve become filthy rich by now, right? So how come you would even hesitate to buy some meat?”

    She suddenly grabbed that person’s hair, asking, “Are you buying or not? If not, I guess I’ll just kill him and feed him to the dogs.”

    The driver looked, said with a shock, “Mr. Mei Er, it’s you!”

    The person on the counter on had a blank look on his face. He just kept drooling, unable to talk. The driver then said, “Fine. I’ll buy him.”

    The woman said, “If you want to buy him, then you have to follow me.”

    The driver bit his teeth, then said, “Fine. I’ll go with you.”

    The woman then stared at him a bit more, said, “You’re smart to agree. I’ve been searching for you for seventeen years now. Do you honestly think I’ll let you escape?” The driver sighed. “Since you’ve found me, then I obviously have no intention of escaping.”

    At the bottom of the hill is a small house by the graveyard.

    Inside is a person who has lived here for a long time. He just sat there, staring at a bowl strangely.

    His eyes showed pain and anger. But it’s not clear what he’s thinking. The ground is already frozen, but he didn’t seem to notice. After a while, sound came from outside.

    This person suddenly grabbed an axe, asking, “Who?”

    Outside the house that one-eyed woman responded, “It’s me!”

    This person suddenly became nervous, asking, “Is he really in town?”

    The one-eyed woman said, “The Old Turtle’s information really is quite good. I already brought him back!”

    He suddenly turned around and kneeled. His eyes filled with tears. He would not get up again for a long time.

    Suddenly another set of steps came.

    The one-eyed woman asked, “Who?”

    Someone outside answered, “It’s seventh brother and myself.”

    One man is a freckled, muscular man. His shoulder carrying lots of cabbage. The other is small and skinny. He’s a stinky-tofu seller.

    At this moment both stared viciously at the driver. The cabbage seller grabbed him, spoke loudly, “Tie bastard[‘Tie’ is the driver’s last name], what more do you have to say?”

    The one-eyed woman said, “Release him. If you have something to say, wait til everyone arrives first.”

    The freckled man bit his teeth, but finally released him. Then bowed three times to the bowl on the table. His eyes also filled with tears.

    In the next hour, three more people came in. One carried a medicine box, obviously a doctor. One carried wine, chicken and some cups. One is a blind fortune teller.

    When these three people saw the driver, they’re all filled with hate. All seven people just sat there. All with serious expressions. They look like they’re ghosts, coming out of the underworld to seek revenge.

    The driver is still expressionless, not saying a word.

    The one-eyed woman suddenly asked, “Fifth brother, when can the third brother arrive?”

    That wine-seller fat guy said, “He will be here. I have received his letter.”

    The one-eyed woman asks, “If so, then why is he still not here?”

    The blind fortune-teller sighed, then said, “We’ve waited for seventeen years. Why does it matter to wait another hour or two?”

    The one-eyed woman also sighed, saying, “Seventeen years, seventeen years...”

    She must’ve said it seven or eight times, each time more dejected.

    These seventeen years must have been hard on them. Countless bitterness must’ve surrounded this time, so much blood and tears!

    That blind fortune-teller said, “In the past seventeen years, I’ve wanted to see Mr. Tie every single moment. Unfortunately now...”

    He then asked, “What does he look like now? Fourth brother, tell me please.”

    The doctor said, “He looks about the same as seventeen years ago, except his beard is longer, his body a bit fatter?”

    The blind man said, “Great. Great. Tie bastard, do you realize that in these seventeen years, I’ve prayed night and day for you to be healthy. Looks like Heaven has answered my prayers.”

    The one-eyed woman said while biting her teeth, “He betrayed Weng Tian Jie, so he’s obviously a very rich man by now. How could he possibly be living our filthy lives?”

    She pointed at that wine-seller. “Mr. An Le, fifth brother Zhang, is now selling wine. Second brother Yi is now blind. I bet you don’t know these things, right?”

    The driver would not say a word. He’s afraid that if he opened his mouth, tears would follow.

    Yet who could possibly understand the suffering he went through?

    Suddenly someone yelled outside, “Sister-in-law. I have great news...”

    End of Chapter 10

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    About the three woman,

    Lin Xian Er is possibly the most beautiful woman in all of GL's works. I don't think he has spent nearly as much effort describing any of his other female characters. None of his other woman can do as much as Lin Xian Er through their beauty alone. Lin Xian Er is freaking amazing.

    Lin Shi Yin is extremely beautiful, but not over the top. One thing about her is that she carries herself in a can I put it...basically she's more attractive than just her looks indicate. That's why Long Xiao4 Yun would fall for her to the point of becoming sick.

    Sun Xiao Hong's looks are incredibly average when compared to other GL women. GL emphasized her cuteness(she is still a kid after all) a lot more than her physical appearance.

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    Chapter 11: Savior From the Sky

    When the one-eyed woman heard someone yelling outside, she went out, asking, “What’s so important that you have to scream so loudly?”

    That person said, “I just saw Zhao Zheng Yi. He said that the Tie guy is at…”

    As he spoke, he pushed the door open inside. When he got in, he suddenly froze. Because the person wanted to find is already here.

    The one-eyed woman chuckled. “You didn’t expect this, did you?”

    That person let out a deep breath, then said, “Zhao Zheng Yi said he’s at Long Xiao4 Yun’s house. I didn’t think…”

    He immediately grabbed the woman’s hand, asking, “How did you find him?”

    She said, “I heard it from the Old Turtle, said he and Li Xun Huan are coming here. So we followed all the way. I originally was afraid of Li Xun Huan, so I didn’t dare to make a move. Who would’ve thought that he left Li Xun Huan?”

    The last person that came in is wearing some ripped-up clothing. He’s the only one of the eight dressed like a person in the martial world, wearing a spear on his back.

    After a while, he stared at the driver and yelled, “Tie Zhuan Jia, Do you still remember me?”

    Tie Zhuan Jia nodded, “How are you…”

    That person said, “I’m doing great. Since I’ve never done anything immoral, I never had to hide all the time. So my days must be better than yours, right?”

    The freckled guy said, “Third brother, why are you still talking to him? Just kill him now. Kill him to sacrifice to the big brother.”

    Bian Hao responded, “Seventh brother. What you’re saying is wrong. Yes we are here to kill someone. But we have to do it formally, so no one can say anything about it.”

    The blind man added, “We all ready waited for seventeen years, a bit longer won’t kill us.”

    After saying this phrase twice, no one can say anything anymore.

    The one-eyed woman asked, “How are we going to do that then?”

    Bian Hao said, “Not only do we have to get the whole story right, we also have to find an judge. If everyone thinks that this Tie guy should die, then we can kill him.”

    The freckled man jumped up, saying, “Why all the fuss? I won’t believe there’s a single person who’d feel that he doesn’t deserve to die!”

    The blind man said coldly, “If that’s the case, then what’s the problem with asking?”

    The freckled man bit his teeth, then said, “Who do you plan on asking?”

    Bian Hao said, “The person I’ve invited not only is totally objective, but also has nothing to do with us ‘Eight Righteous of Central Plains’ or Tie Zhuan Jia.”

    “Just say who it is.”

    Bian Hao said, “The first person is ‘Totally Objective Iron Face’ Zhao Zheng Yi. This person is…”

    Tie Zhuan Jia suddenly laughed, “You people don’t have to go through all that trouble. Just kill me and get it over with. I admit that I betrayed Weng Tian Jie, so I do not regret dying today.”

    The one-eyed woman said, “Looks like he doesn’t seem to like this Zhao Zheng Yi.”

    The blind man said, “Since Zhao Zheng Yi told third brother of his location, they must’ve had some problems. So how can he be objective in this matter?”

    Bian Hao said, “It’s still ok, because I found two more people in addition to him. One is the ‘Fast Brush’ elder. This person is considered the best writer today. Plus he has absolutely no relationship with the martial world. The third is a new kid…”

    The one-eyed woman said, “What could a new kid know?”

    Bian Hao said, “Although this person is new to the martial world, he has a strong personality, can be considered a true man. Although I’ve only known him for two days, I know that he’s definitely trustworthy!”

    The one-eyed woman said with a cold laugh. “You know what kind of person he is in just two days? Looks like your habit of making friends didn’t change.”

    She then added, “It was you who way back when brought this Tie guy here, saying that he’s a good person. If we hadn’t became friends with him, then how could Weng Tian Jie die so early?”

    Bian Huo lowered his head and did not speak anymore.

    But the blind man said, “No matter what, it’s good to get some witnesses. We should not kill for no reason.”

    He laughed, then said, “Since third brother already brought them here, then we should invite them inside.”

    Tie Zhuan Jie swore to never open his eyes again. He really didn’t want to see that Zhao Zheng Yi’s face again.

    He decided to not say a single word either.

    He then heard footsteps. Two people came in.

    The first one’s footsteps are very heavy, showing great inner power. ‘South fist North Legs’. Zhao Zheng Yi is from the north, so most of his kung fu has to do with his legs. The second person breathed pretty hard, showing that even if he knows kung fu, it’s not that great. He did not heard a third person’s steps.

    Could it be that the third person’s footsteps have no sound?

    The blind person got up, then said, “Due to a little misfortune of one of our brothers from long ago, we had to ask three people to come here. Then wait in the snowstorm. I’m terribly sorry about everything.”

    His voice is flat. The speed neither fast nor slow. No one can tell if his words are genuine or just pretending.

    Only to hear Zhao Zheng Yi said with a booming voice, “In order to bring justice to the martial world, I would even be willing to die. Mr. Yi[the blind guy] do not need to be so thoughtful.

    When this person speaks, it’s bound to be bright and virtuous. But Tie Zhuan Jia just want to vomit when he hears it.

    Only to hear another person speak with a calm but crisp voice. “I’m only a scholar. But I have heard stories of gallant heroes in the martial world. I’m grateful that people here think enough of me to be a judge here.”

    The blind man said, “I hope you will write this whole story as told, so when others bring it up, they would know that what we did was right.”

    The old scholar said, “Of course. When I get back, I’ll certainly write down the whole truth. When Mr. Bian asked me to come, he also had this in mind.”

    Tie Zhuan Jia finally understood why Bian Huo invited this person here. He felt respect for Bian Huo for being so meticulous.

    Only to hear the one-eyed woman said, “But who is this gentleman here? Can you tell us your name?”

    This question is aimed at the third person.

    The third person did not speak. But Bian Huo replied, “My friend here doesn’t like others to know his name.”

    The blind man said coldly, “His name has nothing to do with this anyway. If he doesn’t want to say, then we don’t need to ask. But he should know our names.”

    Bian Huo immediately said, “We are eight brothers, called ‘Eight Righteous of Central Plains’ by our friends in the martial world. But they’re really making too big a deal out of it.”

    The blind person cut in, “They’re not exaggerating. Although our kung fu and looks might not be stand out, we do things with righteousness as our number one priority.”

    Zhao Zheng Yi said, “Who doesn’t know the famous ‘Eight Righteous of Central Plains’?”

    The blind man said, “I am second brother Yi Ming Hu. I used to be called, ‘Lighting Quick Eyes’. Now…” He continued with a smile, “Now I’m called ‘Have Eyes but no Eyeballs’.”

    The doctor said, “I believe you know my third brother ‘Fast Horse Amazing Spear’ Bian Hao. I’m the fourth brother. My name is Jin Feng Bai.”

    The scholar said, “From your voice, it seems like you’re from Nan Yang.”


    The scholar said, “There’s a Jin family medicine shop* in Nan Yang that’s very famous. I even bought some medicine there once. Are you…”

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    talking about spitting, I remember my father liked to spit too. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/disgust.gif" border="0">

    anyway, did women do that too? can't really imagine elegant xiao long nu spitting left and right in ancient tomb. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
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    seemed that li tanhua's spirit is haunting me, I am sick the whole week with bad cough. <IMG SRC="smilies/sweating.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tired.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/twirl.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bang.gif" border="0">

    so, hope you are updating soon. I need something to pass the time here. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/read.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crash.gif" border="0">
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    Goofy: I know my aunt spit when she was in China, but stopped when she came to the US(due to fresh air). I think it's a bit less common, but still exist.

    I'm really sorry I haven't updated in some time. And I don't think I can translate again until maybe Thursday or Friday. I had some unexpect problems at work that has been keeping me busy. So I really don't have the heart nor the time to translate right now. If someone else wants to take over for a chapter or two, that'd be great.

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    meh, then I wish you the best. hope your problems will past soon. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/catroar.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/doggy.gif" border="0">
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    wonder if Li's coughs will get cured at all?

    I have never seen the tv adaptations but think that all the attacks on Li were caused by his sworn brother. That man seems too good to be true in my opinion. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/handball.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/twirl.gif" border="0">

    could the man zhao be the plum flower bandit? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
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