Black Belly Wife – Chapter 29 – The Enemies Meet Again Unwillingly
Murong Yun Shu smiled and said, “do you think that he appointed himself as ‘Hua Tuo’?” She thought, if he couldn’t even see that, how would he be able to handle all sorts of troubles in the society?
Fengcheng also smiled and said, “I thought you weren’t planning to get me involved.”
“I didn’t want to disturb you while you were admiring the beautiful scenery on the wall.” Murong Yun Shu replied.
The Northern Guard looked at Fengcheng with doubt, “you obviously had the same wine and food, how is it possible that you were not poisoned?”
Fengcheng’s raised his eyebrows, “because I only picked those which are not poisonous.”
The four guards of the East, South, West, and North suddenly had a weird feeling. They all agreed that without a master, their lives would be much more difficult. They missed their master, although he often gave them poisonous food also, he would not just stand aside and do nothing if it was anyone else who handed them the poison.
Murong Yun Shu ignored the sad look of the four guards and glanced at Five Tigers. Then, she said to Fengcheng, “you’ve done a lot.”
Fengcheng slightly raised his head, and he stared at Five Tigers. He asked Murong Yun Shu, “which one should I choose?”
“It’s up to you. Whoever you pick is fine.”
“Actually, I could pick anyone.”
Murong Yun Shu was expressionless, she just said plainly, “the one on the far right.”
“Good.” Fengcheng immediately got rid of the blood handprint on the face of the Big Tiger.
After his face returned to a normal state, the first thing the Big Tiger did was to point at Southern Guard and screamed, “you are the blood handprint – Guo Shaoqi!”
“I used to be.” Southern Guard said proudly.
“You…how could it be you… Guo Shaoqi, who is an expert in martial arts, how did you end up being a follower of the Mojiao Sect…”
There was a severe look on Southern Guard’s face, who asked, “do you still want another slap from me?”
Big Tiger shook his head, then he suddenly remembered that he had been poisoned, but he couldn’t help himself, and he smiled eloquently, “I didn’t expect that Blood Handprint, Guo Shaoqi would be defeated by me!”
“Although your hand is big, I assume it is a bit unrealistic to hold him.” Murong Yun Shu said so without care.
Big Tiger looked cautious, “what do you mean by this?”
Murong Yun Shu smiled and said; “Have you already forgotten the bloody handprint on your face? Who solved that for you?”
It seemed that Big Tiger suddenly understood everything. He looked at Fengcheng and said, “she mentioned Hua Tuo, are you Hua Tuo Fengcheng?”
Fengcheng replied politely, “I am Feng, but I’m no longer Hua Tuo.”
“Yes, now I remember. You were delisted by Chu Changge three years ago.” Big Tiger said, “in this case, I don’t think you would help the Mojiao Sect?”
Fengcheng said again, “you can do whatever you want with the four of them. As for Murong Yun Shu, as she’s my patient now before she’s recovered, I will try my best to make her survive.”
“There is no problem with that. We want to arrest her and go back to Chu Changge for the antidote. We don’t intend to kill her. Besides, the Prince would not allow us to kill her.”
While Murong Yun Shu was listening, she realized that the Prince was the one who had been fabricating the whole incident. She sank into deep thoughts, “is the Prince in Jingbian City?”
“Yes, he is in the Marquis’ House of Jingbian, at General Zhenxi’s.”
“I am going to see him with you all now.”
Soon, the group arrived at the Marquis’ House. At that time, Marquis Jingbian was discussing some matters with the generals, and he learned that the five Tigers had captured Murong Yun Shu, he paused the discussion and invited Prince Hua Lingtian.
“Prince, we now have someone you’ve wanted.” Big Tiger said, fishing for compliments.
Hua Lingtian raised his head, and then looked at Murong Yun Shu; it seemed that he had a lot to say. However, in the end, he just called lightly, “Yun Shu.”
Murong Yun Shu was emotionless. She said dryly, “I am here to see the Prince.”
“Why are you still acting so distant? You should call me cousin brother, as you did before.”
“I don’t dare to.”
“You…Yun Shu…” Hua Lingtian wanted to say something, yet he stopped. He looked at her for a long while, then said, “you used to be different.”
The long eyelashes of Yun Shu moved slightly; she continued to speak plainly, “when you used to see me, you didn’t make such a fuss.”
“This is the only way I can do. The Mojiao Sect now surrounds you, it’s not as easy to see you as before.”
As soon as they heard of the words “Mojiao Sect”, the facial expressions of the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern Guards immediately changed. Northern Guard roared angrily, “you’d better pay attention to what you’re talking about!”
Hua Lingtian became angry as well. He slowly turned his head to look at him straight in the eyes. After a long while, he said, “Come, slap!”
Big Tiger rolled up his sleeves, and he was about to slap on Northern Guard’s face, then he heard Murong Yun Shu scream, “Stop!”. He immediately did, and looked at Hua Lingtian, “Prince…”
Hua Lingtian was apparently not pleased, but he told him to stop.
Murong Yun Shu said, “Prince, do you want to know how it feels to be chased by the Mojiao Sect?”
“Are you threatening me?” Hua Lingtian was getting angrier.
Murong Yun Shu slightly rose her head, and continued with her bright tone, “I would like to remind my Prince. You need to think twice before you act. He is a guard from the Mojiao Sect, if he takes a slap from you today. What kind of revenge do you think he will take?” After pausing for a while, she carried on, “I’ve heard that people from the Mojiao Sect are not reasonable at all. They’re also arrogant and would take revenge whenever they could.”
Hua Lingtian was fierce, and he stared at her firmly, “Yun Shu, you’ve changed.”
“And hasn’t my cousin brother?”
“You just called me cousin brother…” Hua Lingtian became very emotional.
“Yun Shu is not someone without feelings.” She signed, “if cousin brother still recognizes me as your cousin sister, then please get the antidote for the four of them.”
“No way, if I do, I’ll have no way to detain you.”
“And that’s already the case.” Yun Shu replied lightly.
“Yun Shu, do not underestimate the guards at the Marquis’ House.”
She laughed slightly, then turned and asked Marquis Jingbian, “may I ask the Marquis, how would you condemn someone who privately detains an important royal official?”
Marquis Jingbian didn’t know what to say, “uh…”
“I am practicing the currency reform, following the instructions of the Emperor. Obstructing me is tantamount to obstructing reform. Could it be that the Marquis wants to disrupt public service and be non-compliant?” Murong Yun Shu stared directly at him and said, “I had been tricked within the territory controlled by Marquis Jingbian, shouldn’t you do or say something about it?”
“I…” Jingbian started as a military official, and he was not good at words. After these several questions raised by Murong Yun Shu, he didn’t know what to act.
“You shouldn’t blame Marquis Jingbian. I asked him to send someone to catch you.” Hua Lingtian tried to solve the issue.
“That makes you even some sinful as you did it while knowing that it’s wrong.” Murong Yun Shu became more relentless.
“Yun Shu, you…”
“Prince.” Murong Yun Shu interrupted him lightly, saying, “there are no benefits in being my enemy.”
Hua Lingtian was stunned, he stuttered, “I…I have no intention in becoming your enemy.”
“But that’s what you’re doing.” After saying this, Murong Yun Shu looked at him for a long time, then sighed and said, “even if you put me under house arrest, Chu Changge will not give you the antidote.”
Hua Lingtian was shocked, “how did you know that I needed the antidote?”
Murong Yun Shu said, “in addition to the antidote to black heart poison, I can’t think of any other reasons for you to come all the way to Jingbian to stop me.”
“Well, since you’ve realized now, you should very well cooperate.”
“I heard that Chu Changge had sent people to monitor you, where are they?” Murong Yun Shu suddenly changed the subject.
Hua Lingtian sneered and said, “I am still monitoring the substitute in the Eastern Palace.”
That was tactic. Murong Yun Shu thought and smiled slightly, “I heard that some days ago, some people gave the antidote to ‘Prince’ already.”
Hua Lingtian was again shocked, “Chu Changge is not that kind.”
Without waiting for Murong Yun Shu to explain, Western Guard preemptively said, “it’s true that the Master is not that kind. If our lady didn’t plead, he would never let you go so easily!”
After knowing that Murong Yun Shu pleaded for him, Hua Lingtian was moved, “why didn’t you say earlier…”
Murong Yun Shu laughed and said nothing. It seemed to her that the word “pleaded” was a bit exaggerated. She just remembered about this randomly and mentioned, “how long is the Master going to keep the Prince sick?”. And the next day, Eastern Guard told her the antidote had already been delivered to the Prince.
“So, it turned out to be a misunderstanding after all.” Marquis Jingbian smiled. “anyhow, I was fortunate enough to see the famous lady from the Murong household. It’s worth having this misunderstanding. Miss Murong, we will organize a feast for you tonight, and that will be my apology to you. What do you think?”
“Marquis, thanks for it but I still have something to do, I need to hurry, and I will not disturb you any longer.” Murong Yun Shu refused politely.
“That… well, okay. I will send someone to escort you out of town.”
“Thank you.” After Murong Yun Shu thanked Marquis Jingbian, he said to Hua Lingtian, “cousin, listen to the advice of Yun Shu, don’t be an enemy with the Mojiao Sect.”
“Even if I’m their enemy, so what?” Hua Lingtian asked unhappily.
“I will stand on the side of Chu Changge unconditionally.”
“Yun Shu, we’re relatives in blood, we are cousins who grew up together.”
“He helped me.” Murong Yun Shu said.
After leaving Jingbian City, Murong Yun Shu no longer thought about rest, she continued with her journey, and finally made it at Shaping Town, three days before the Wulin Conference started.
The carriage slowly stopped in front of an inn, and Murong Yun Shu lifted the curtain and saw the huge words ‘Jiang Hu Inn’ written on a threshold, black and white, and they were very eye-catching.
It’s here. Murong Yun Shu felt inexplicably excited.
“Miss, is this the Jianghu Inn that my aunt mentioned?”
“But it looks…very…very…shabby!” Lu’er was disappointed.
“Well, people in gang hood live in this kind of inns all the time. You don’t need to dislike it.”
“…I didn’t.” She just felt disappointed. The Jianghu Inn, which was often described as fascinating, did not even look more prominent than the woodshed of the Murong House…
Murong Yun Shu squinted and bit her lips lightly. Just when she was about to enter, she heard someone at her back yelling, “Murong Yun Shu, stop there!” When she turned around, she saw the couple of Fang Hongfei. And the person who yelled at her was the wife of Fang Hongfei, and she’s the first daughter of the family who owned the Zhenyuan Escort Services – Lin Shui’er.
Enemies always end up meeting each other. Murong Yun Shu turned her head with despair and waited for them at the original spot.