I woke up at the first daylight. I rolled out of the bed, pushed the door open and was startled at the sight in front of me.
“Why are you kneeling again?”
Chu Yi was kneeling in front of the door. After hearing me, he knocked his head on the floor and said: “General, please punish me. Those people escaped.”
I touched my nose. I was wondering what for temper did the former general has. Why do the people at his home like to kneel so much? I waved my hand and said: “Forget it. Let them escape.”
In a blink of eye, I was already walking in the direction of Chu Kong’s room. Chu Yi didn’t stand up yet and knocked his head again on the floor.
“General, Xinyun lady…….you set this trap for so long and now you’re letting her get away.”
I stopped in my tracks. My eyes fell on Chu Yi. The former general really became suspicious of Xinyun lady! It appears that Chu Yi knows really well what kind of trap the general has set. I narrowed my eyes and said: “Things has already gone this way. Now we can only take a step and calculate the next.”
Chu Yi’s head is still glued on the ground. He said with a voice full of remorse: “Blame this servant’s incompetence for letting Xinyun and those spies of Wei country escape together!”
I nodded. It turned out that Xinyun lady is a spy from Wei country. The former general must’ve seen through Xinyun’s identity. So he went along with their plan and kept her by his side. Then he can get information about Wei country. He really is a clever general. I said: “No harm. Even with a soldier’s blocking, water can still pass. You get up first.”
Chu Yi finally stood up. He glanced once at me and said with a worried voice: “General, each day that passed the situation at the border gets worse. I’m afraid that there’ll be war again. And since the last injury, your body……”
His worried words went into my ears. The four words that stayed in my heart were “there’ll be war again”. I suddenly felt that what Chu Kong and I said about the temple and the jianghu are not that dangerous. The place where most people die is at the battlefield ah! Among the powerful army, even your dead body won’t be found.
I rubbed my forehead and pretended to be calm.
“En, I have my own plan.”
After saying that, I didn’t look at him and went straight to Chu Kong. This is something we need to talk about.
The moment I walked into Chu Kong’s room, he was drinking medicine. The maid is feeding him with a beautiful little spoon. I saw him frown while drinking the medicine. It must be painful for him to drink medicine that way.
I walked towards the maid and took away the bowl of medicine.
“I’ll do it. You can retreat.”
The maids looked at each other and didn’t go away, until Chu Kong opened his mouth to let them retreat. They walked out and shut the door.
I unceremoniously sat down on his bed and handed the bowl to Chu Kong to let him drink it himself. Chu Kong looked at me dissatisfied.
“You said you’ll feed me, ah.”
My heart was anxious. After hearing those words I didn’t bother to fight with him. I rose, lifted his chin and pinched his mouth. The bowl of medicine went in with “gudong gudong” sounds.
It felt like that day when he forced me to drink the soup of oblivion.
I put the bowl aside and said with a serious tone: “Big bad news.”
A fist landed on my face.
“You go die!”
This fist of him felt like tickling but it let him cough half to death. I grabbed his hand, patted his back and continued to say with a serious tone: “Chu Kong, I felt that now is the time that we should elope.”
Chu Kong stopped coughing. He looked at me with narrowed eyes and said with contempt: “What did you do again?”
“Do you know that Xinyun is a spy from Wei country?”
“En, I know.”
“Qi country and Wei country may start war again. I might be the one who’ll be going to the battlefield!”
“I already guessed that.”
I gritted my teeth angrily: “How come you know everything, but don’t say anything to me?! You, sinister man, you must want to see me die on the battlefield and then remarry!”
“All of this, I got to know when I was at Xinyun’s house. Xiaoye just didn’t find the opportunity to tell you,” Chu Kong said. “If my stomach didn’t suddenly hurt, those four guys would have been caught.”
I wondered: “Didn’t you lose all your powers?”
Chu Kong laughed: “Some things are deep in the soul. Forget it, even if I tell you, you won’t understand. Now only this body is in xiaoye’s way a bit. If we two change, see how I’ll play with those few mortals.”
I sighed: “The fact is that we don’t have a way to change, ah. So let’s just run away. If you still want to stay and play, then I’ll run away first.”
My words just left my mouth when someone suddenly knocked on the door. A maid voice can be heard: “General, the emperor has sent a decree. The general must go to the palace immediately.”
Chu Kong looked at me and said: “Well, it seems that now you can’t run away anymore.”
I covered my chest and silently let my sad tears drip on my face.