The Fierce Illegitimate Miss - Chapter 160
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Standing in the reception area were two people in gray robes, about thirty years old. When they saw Yu Linglong, they knelt on one knee and said in unison: “We pay respects to the princess!”
Yu Linglong nodded, and said politely: “Get up.”
These two men were the martial arts masters that Lord Xu sent to teach the slaves martial arts. One was named Gong Cheng and the other was named Lei Shi. Lord Xu told her that these two men were some of the top secret guards. They were almost killed because of a mistake. Lord Xu lied to protect them, but they couldn’t keep them as secret guards, so he arranged for them to work for Yu Linglong.
Knowing that these two people had extraordinary skills, Yu Linglong had always been very polite to them. The news from the mountain also showed that the two people chosen by Lord Xu were indeed very good. Not only did they manage the people on the mountain very well and teach them martial arts, but they were also very dedicated. There were a few talented and intelligent children, and now they were quite outstanding.
Yu Linglong sat and asked straightforwardly: “You were looking for me, what’s the matter?”
Gong Cheng and Lei Shi looked at each other, then suddenly knelt down again: “Princess, we are incompetent, please punish us, princess!”
Hearing their decisive voices, Yu Linglong’s heart jumped slightly and she said in a deep voice, “What happened?”
Gong Cheng lowered his head, with a bit of regret on his face, and said, “It’s the girl Ling’er…”
Yu Linglong stood up suddenly, and said nervously, “What’s wrong with Ling’er?”
They were taken aback by her reaction and quickly explained the whole story.
Ling’er was Yu Linglong’s personal handmaid, so since she went up the mountain, Gong Cheng and Lei Shi have treated her not like the others, but were very respectful, almost obedient to her. Not long after Ling’er went up the mountain, after learning from the two of them, they took her brother Fu Yong from the Shangwu martial arts academy to practice martial arts with them.
The two of them worked very hard and got up to practice martial arts every day before dawn. They didn’t agree to go back to the room to sleep until midnight. They had a good foundation, as they have been mentored by famous teachers for more than half a year. Ling’er and Fu Yong’s skills were already the most outstanding among their peers, but Ling’er was still not satisfied, and she was always pestering Gong Cheng and Leishi for advice. In matters of martial arts, she always strived to improve.
Once, Gong Cheng and Lei Shi mentioned that some people could break their opponent’s spine, which was what you learned after studying martial arts for a long time. Ling’er felt like she needed Gong Cheng and Lei Shi to teach her how to break a spine. The two knew that this matter was not trivial, so they refused to teach it, and strictly instructed Ling’er that she was still young and could not break a spine, otherwise it would be harmful to the body.
Who knew that Ling’er was so persistent that she stole books about martial arts from Lei Shi’s room and found a way to break a spine by herself, taking Fu Yong to practice secretly. Then today, when the two siblings were found passed out in the room, they knew that Ling’er had been trying to break a spine.
Now, the siblings have been unconscious because of their training. Even though Gong Cheng and Lei Shi have deep internal skills, they didn’t dare rescue them at will. They were afraid that one accident may make their situation more dangerous. In a situation with Ling’er, the breathing was reversed, and the acupuncture needle and medicine stone cannot save her, so it can only be resigned.
Because of Ling’er’s special status, Gong Cheng and Lei Shi didn’t dare to neglect her, and they immediately rushed down the mountain, reported the news to Yu Linglong, and asked Yu Linglong to punish them for not investigating the crime.
Yu Linglong became more frightened as she listened. She was unable to take it anymore, and said angrily: “Stupid!”
How could Ling’er be so stupid to do such a thing?
Yu Linglong was both heartbroken and angry. She walked out quickly and shouted, “Get me a horse!”
She wanted to go to the mountain herself and see that silly girl!
Even though she knew she couldn’t do much if she went, Yu Linglong just couldn’t sit in the palace with peace of mind. When she thought that Ling’er was dying, she was extremely worried.
As she walked out, Yu Linglong glanced at the worried Xuan Cao, and said, “What are you still doing? Quickly find all the elixirs in the house!”
This sentence reminded Xuan Cao at once that she couldn’t even pay attention to the salute, and immediately lifted her skirt and ran away.
Yu Linglong changed into men’s clothing and took Gong Cheng and Lei Shi straight out the door. It had been a long time since she rode Zhui Yue. At this moment, he pawed outside the door and looked very excited.
Xuan Cao tied a package tightly to the side of the saddle and tied a few more buckles for fear that it might not be strong enough. She raised her head and looked at Yu Linglong on the horse. “Princess, I…I also want to go see Ling’er…”
The relationship between her and Ling’er was extraordinary. At this moment, when she heard Ling’er in trouble, her anxiety was no less than Yu Linglong’s.
Yu Linglong glanced at Xuan Cao and said in a deep voice: “Stay home. I will notify you if I have news.”
Xuan Cao didn’t dare to disobey, so she had to agree and retreated.
Shaking the horse’s rein, Yu Linglong shook the horse’s whip and galloped away.
Xuan Cao looked up and saw that Yu Linglong and Zhui Yue were almost rushing to the corner of the street. She looked at the back of the princess eagerly, full of worry.
She didn’t know what was going on with Ling’er…
While she was worried, she suddenly felt that a blue figure flashed in front of her, and it suddenly passed by. But when she took a closer look, she couldn’t see anything.
The gate of the Xu Palace was empty. Only the autumn wind was rolling in the leaves, swirling in the air, and slowly falling on the blue brick ground.
Xuan Cao shook her head. Maybe she was too worried and dazzled.
Finally, she glanced at the direction of Yu Linglong’s disappearance, and Xuan Cao turned back to the house.
The mountain that Yu Linglong bought didn’t have a name because most of it was bare, so Gong Cheng and Lei Shi both called it Stone Mountain. The three of them galloped for a long time before reaching the foot of the mountain.
At the mouth of the mountain, Gong Cheng stopped his horse first, pointed to a spring in the crevice of the cliff, and said: “Princess, there will be no water when you go up the mountain. This is the nearest source of water. Do you want to rest here before going up the mountain?”
Seeing Zhui Yue panting, Yu Linglong agreed, and got off her horse, leading Zhui Yue to the spring.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
There were not many springs in the crevices. The spring water that flowed down was only about three fingers wide, and it had accumulated over time. A puddle had been rushed out under the cliff. The bottom was clear and visible. Several finger-sized fish swam in the water, appearing very agile.
Yu Linglong led Zhui Yue to the side of the puddle. After driving Zhui Yue for a little while, he saw the spring water, and suddenly snorted, bowed his head, and drank.
Yu Linglong sat silently on the sand, looking at the sand under her feet.
At this moment, she remembered a lot of things. From the first time she saw Ling’er’s stubborn appearance, Ling’er accompanied her from birth to death. Even in the most critical moments, Ling’er would use her petite body to block Yu Linglong from harm.
She didn’t know when it started, but Ling’er was no longer as simple as a little maid to her.
Perhaps because of the influence of modern times, in Yu Linglong’s heart, the feudal concept of respect and inferiority was not so serious. Perhaps in Ling’er and Xuan Cao, it is reasonable to serve and protect the master, but in Yu Linglong’s heart, she remembered those who were kind to her.
She was cold-tempered and had few friends. Apart from Shi Huiru, perhaps only Ling’er and Xuan Cao were her friends.
But now, because she was dying, Ling’er was really unsteady. Only when she went up the mountain in person, saw Ling’er with her own eyes, and stayed with Ling’er could she feel a little comforted.
Gong Cheng and Lei Shi stood at a distance at the base of the mountain. Yu Linglong sat beside the puddle, thinking. There was only the rustling autumn wind blowing the grass.
Yu Linglong raised her eyes and looked at Zhui Yue who drank contentedly. The corner of her eyes swept over the water, but her heart was suddenly startled.
At some point, a blue figure appeared silently on the water. As the spring water fell, the water trembled slightly, and she couldn’t see the figure clearly.
Yu Linglong raised her head. Her gaze immediately fell on the long figure opposite the puddle. Even though she was mentally prepared, she could not help but tighten her lips.
The feet wearing blue shoes slowly stepped on the gravel ground without making a sound. Those familiar slanted eyes fixedly stared at her with a complicated gaze, not knowing how long he had been staring at her.
Yu Linglong calmly squeezed the purse around her waist and stood up slowly.
“Master Feng’s martial arts are really getting more and more amazing.”
She had always been proud of her keen observation and high vigilance, but this time, she didn’t even notice Feng Xuanyuan’s arrival.
This place was far away from the capital and deserted. How could Feng Xuanyuan appear here for no reason? Obviously he followed all the way from the capital.
And she didn’t see him at all along the way.
With a tap of both feet, the ghostly cyan figure had fallen in front of her eyes. Feng Xuanyuan glanced at the purse she was holding tightly in her hand. His narrow eyes were a little suspicious, and he said, “You can hurt me?”
Yu Linglong smiled coldly, raised her delicate chin proudly, and met Feng Xuanyuan’s stern eyes: “Feng Xuanyuan, if you are a man, fight against Yu Lieyang with a real sword! Why do you follow sneakily like this?”
Almost in the blink of an eye, his figure suddenly appeared in front of her, close to her face. She could almost feel his heavy breathing, with burning anger, sweeping over her.
“You think I am following you for his sake!?”
Pushing away his stretched hand, Yu Linglong said coldly: “Isn’t that right? Master Feng, you look down on me too much.”
He thought she didn’t know? Every time he appeared, he was using her. From Gan Lin to Lord Xu, he was using her identity every time to achieve his own goals.
She was fed up with this kind of use, and she didn’t want to guess his true intentions. She just wanted to stay away from him now, and it would be best to never see him.
A storm seemed to be brewing in her long narrow eyes, staring at her motionlessly, Feng Xuanyuan snorted and said, “I really value you, it’s just—”
Before he finished speaking, there were rushing footsteps in the distance, accompanied by the man’s shout: “Princess, Princess!”
Gong Cheng and Lei Shi, who had been guarding at the bottom of the mountain, didn’t notice Feng Xuanyuan’s appearance until then, and they rushed over as quickly as possible.
At this moment, Yu Linglong thought Feng Xuanyuan would take her as a hostage and force her to be rescued like last time. Wasn’t this his usual method?
But no, Feng Xuanyuan stood still, turning a deaf ear to the shouting. He just stretched out his hand to her.
“I used to say that it will give you everything you didn’t expect,” he paused, his slanted eyes gradually deepening, “Be my saint. In this world, to be led by you would be an honor.”
Yu Linglong believed what he said. From Lord Xu, she knew that Blue Lotus Cult was a unique existence, possessing finances and power that no one could imagine. If she really became the Blue Lotus Saint, it would not only be in the East Chu State, but also in Mongolia and the Xia in the west. Her status would be unexpectedly noble.
As long as she nodded in agreement, all of this was hers.
However, Yu Linglong only smiled faintly, as if she was simply rejecting a candy he handed over and said: “If I can’t be with him, what’s the use?”
Her words, like a sharp awl, instantly stung his eyes.
Gong Cheng and Lei Shi had already rushed in front of them and immediately rushed to Feng Xuanyuan.
Feng Xuanyuan raised his hand seemingly at random. Two golden lights flashed and pierced precisely on pressure points on the two of them. Gong Cheng and Lei Shi immediately stopped at the same place as if they had been stunned. They couldn’t move, let alone stepped forward to attack Feng Xuanyuan.
Yu Linglong lowered her face and said coldly, “What are you doing?”
Was he going to stun the people next to her like last time, and kidnap her to Cuihua Mountain?
Looking at Yu Linglong, Feng Xuanyuan said blankly, “I am showing mercy to them because of your face.”
Yu Linglong said nothing. She knew very well that it would be easier to kill Gong Cheng and Lei Shi with Feng Xuanyuan’s skill.
But because he didn’t kill them, it didn’t mean that Yu Linglong would accept his love. Yu Linglong’s eyes grew colder and she said, “What are you going to do?”
Feng Xuanyuan did not answer her, but looked around the bald hills around and asked an irrelevant question: “Where are you going?”
Yu Linglong paused before saying, “Ling’er is injured. I want to see her.”
She knew that if she didn’t answer his question, the two of them would stand on the edge of this puddle at a deadlock.
Upon hearing Ling’er’s name, Feng Xuanyuan frowned, “Why is she here?”
He couldn’t even see half a person in the wilderness here, so why was Ling’er here?
Yu Linglong told the story as quickly as possible, and when Ling’er forcibly broke her spine, Feng Xuanyuan’s face moved slightly imperceptibly.
After listening to Yu Linglong, Feng Xuanyuan raised his sharp eyebrows and said, “Why do you work so hard? Join my Blue Lotus Cult. Thousands of members will let you lead them.”
Yu Linglong totally ignored him and just gave him a cold look: “Can I go now?”
No matter what Feng Xuanyuan’s purpose is, she had absolutely no interest in the identity of the Blue Lotus saint.
Feng Xuanyuan looked at her deeply, turned around, and removed the golden needles from Gong Cheng and Lei Shi, before turning to her calmly.
“Take me over.”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]