After a period of confusion and surprise, there was a burst of ecstasy in his heart, and Song Qingshu’s expression quickly turned serious, “This official obeys the order!”
“By the way, We heard that on the fifteenth of this month, a person with a high level of martial arts will come to the Forbidden City to duel with Cult Master Dongfang?” The expression on Emperor Kangxi’s face was a little unsightly.
“Replying to the emperor, he is a master from the Mount Hua Sect who had lived in seclusion for decades. He is a master who is known as ‘the number one sword master in the world’. I am afraid he is coming here because Yuan Chengzhi, who was previously killed by Cult Master Dongfang, was a disciple of the Mount Hua Sect.” Song Qingshu replied.
“It’s like they think of my palace as a martial arts arena!” Emperor Kangxi’s face twitched, and he said bitterly, “In the future, when the Qing Dynasty dominates the world, I will definitely remove the Mount Hua Sect from the wulin.”
Noticing Wei Xiaobao’s gestures, Song Qingshu didn’t dare to say anything bad, thinking that if this matter spreads out in the future, Xia Qingqing would probably tear him apart.
“How is Feng Qingyang’s martial art compared to Cult Master Dongfang?” After a while, Emperor Kangxi suddenly asked.
“It’s hard to say, the outcome should be fifty-fifty.” Song Qingshu said quickly, but seeing that Emperor Kangxi’s face was turning even more ugly he added, “But the Forbidden City can be regarded as the home ground for Cult Master Dongfang, and he can take advantage of the time and place. In that case, Cult Master Dongfang should have a higher chance of winning.”
Emperor Kangxi’s expression finally eased, and he said, “According to the report of the spies, there are a large number of martial artists in the capital now. In order to see the epic battle between the two peerless masters, they will try their best to sneak into the palace. Qingshu, you and Duo Long will be responsible for the security of the palace, don’t let idle people enter the palace, my Qing palace is not a vegetable market.”
“It shall be as you order!” Song Qingshu’s face became bitter, thinking that he might offend a large number of martial artists in this way, why was Kangxi not as open-minded as the emperor Lu Xiaofeng, who allowed some martial arts people to enter the palace!
Of course, those were only his thoughts. From Emperor Kangxi’s point of view, there really was no reason to allow martial artists to enter and leave the palace at will.
“Qingshu, you have been running all the way, and you have worked hard. You can go and rest first.” Emperor Kangxi said softly.
“Thank you, Your Majesty!” Before leaving, Song Qingshu glanced at a shadowy place in the imperial study, and slowly backed out.
Seeing that Song Qingshu had closed the door of the imperial study, Emperor Kangxi’s face sank, and he asked in a low voice, “Xiaobao, have you checked Song Qingshu’s background?”
“Dam*n them, I almost forgot my business because of those assassins.” Wei Xiaobao said quickly, “It’s been checked, Song Qingshu is the third-generation chief disciple of Wudang Sect, but unfortunately, he was found guilty for accidentally killing his seventh martial uncle Mo Shenggu. He was expelled from the Wudang Sect for his crime. Later, he married Zhou Zhiruo, the head of Emei Sect, and was seriously injured by his uncle Yu Lianzhou at the Shaolin Temple’s Lion Slaughter Assembly. It was rumored that he had died. I just didn’t expect that he not only survived, but his martial arts became far superior than what it was in the past.”
Emperor Kangxi thought about it for a while, and couldn’t help showing a smile, “Killing his uncle, then abandoned by the Wudang Sect, is not something tolerated by the wulin. In today’s troubled times, the only way to use people is meritocracy. Song Qingshu is just the right person for me to use…”
Not long after Song Qingshu walked out of the imperial study, he stopped and said with a smile, “Old Ancestor showed his greatness today, and easily subdued three first-class experts from the wulin, but Duo Long and the others have yet to see the flaws.”
“Cough cough…” Soon a hunched old eunuch appeared behind him, “This old man just sealed the acupoints of several of them with needles at a critical moment, making their body stagnant.”
Looking back at this old man who seemed to be half-dead, Song Qingshu wondered, “Why is the Ancestor interested in showing up to meet this junior today?”
The Sunflower Ancestor looked up to the south, and after a long time he said, “When you are old, there are always some things that you can’t put down. This old man has something to do in the south in the future, and the safety of the little emperor will depend on you. The martial arts of those imperial guards are too poor. It’s a pity that I can’t witness the fight between that Dongfang girl and that Feng boy…”
“Boy? Feng?” When Song Qingshu thought about it, although Feng Qingyang had white hair, he was really just a boy in front of the Sunflower Ancestor. Suddenly, his expression changed and he looked at Sunflower Ancestor in horror, “Dongfang girl? Could it be that? Can the Sunflower Manual really change a person’s gender?”
Sunflower Ancestors gave him a strange look, but did not answer.
“Ancestor, I have a question that has been bothering me for a long time,” Song Qingshu had no choice but to change the question, “Isn’t your Excellency the eunuch of the former Ming Dynasty, why are you so loyal to the emperor of the Qing Dynasty now?”
“Loyalty?” Sunflower Ancestor showed a hint of sarcasm on the corner of his mouth. “How many years have passed, how many changes of masters in this palace has this old man witnessed, and what loyalty is there left?”
After a little hesitation, Sunflower Ancestor continued, “I’m not afraid to tell you that this old man’s cultivation needs to be nourished by True Dragon Qi. In hundreds of years, that little emperor Kangxi has the most potent True Dragon Qi around his body, and so this old man is naturally reluctant to let him die.”
“True Dragon Qi?” Song Qingshu was stunned, “Is there really such a thing in the world?”
Sunflower Ancestor Smiled lightly, “Of course there are, some great masters in history were able to cultivate it, and this old man also tried to cultivate it for a long time. And only after I grew old and reached the transformation of heaven and man did I realize the True Dragon Qi was the aura on the Emperor’s body.”
“Ancestor, can you feel that aura in me?” Song Qingshu thought to himself, if he were the protagonist, the tyrannical aura that the protagonist must have must be indispensable.
The Sunflower Ancestor looked at him carefully, and his expression suddenly became contorted as if he had swallowed a fly, and said with great disgust, “Bah! You have the peach blossom aura that this old man hates the most. If this old man is not wrong, you must have had one such encounter quite recently. A peach blossom encounter.”
Seeing the Sunflower Ancestor gradually disappearing into the distance, Song Qingshu cursed, “Even if you don’t have the tool, you can’t take revenge on the rest of the society like this! You look like you wish that all lovers in the world would become brothers and sisters! Good spirits in heaven please bless our soul…”
Continuing to walk for a while, Song Qingshu hurriedly greeted Li Yuanzhi who was anxiously looking around here and there.
“Let’s go out first.” Song Qingshu hurriedly unsealed Xia Qingqing’s acupuncture point, dragged the two of them and walked towards the palace gate.
Unexpectedly, Xia Qingqing threw off his hands and looked at him with hatred, Song Qingshu sighed, “Madame Yuan, I couldn’t explain just now, but I really did that for your own good.”
“Of course I know you did it for me!” Xia Qingqing’s eyes were filled with tears, “But I don’t need it! The opportunity that Senior Brother Gui gave me with his life just now, if I did my best, I may have been able to take that Dog Emperor with me.”
“Even if you succeeded, what about the people with you? Miss Li who entered the palace with you would surely die afterwards, and that would even kill her parents. Is that really what you want to see? Killing innocent people for revenge?” Song Qingshu said sternly.
“As long as I can successfully take revenge, I am willing to pay any price!” Xia Qingqing glanced at Li Yuanzhi apologetically, “I am willing to accept any punishment for you when I get to the underworld.”
Li Yuanzhi’s face turned a little unsightly, and her head flashed sideways.
“But do you really think you can succeed?” Song Qingshu sneered.
“You keep saying that you will help me get revenge. In the situation just now, if you had attacked him with me, Kangxi would definitely be dead. In the end, you are just greedy for glory and wealth, and you have been deceiving me.” Xia Qingqing looked at Song Qingshu’s eyes with her eyes full of indifference.
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