Chapter 108: Entrusted with responsibility

Song Qingshu couldn’t help but feel a little angry, “You still keep saying that as long as I help you take revenge, you will give yourself to me. If we attack right now, we will definitely die. Then when will I have the chance to collect my reward?”

Xia Qingqing’s chest heaved up and down, and after a while, she bit her lips lightly, “Okay, if you want, I’ll give it to you today. If one day is not enough, I’ll let you enjoy it for three days; if three days are not enough, I will serve you wholeheartedly for a month, so that you can enjoy it to the fullest. A month later, how about you accompany me to kill Kangxi?”

Li Yuanzhi on the side put her hand on her forehead, and she was speechless, ‘Oh heavens, why am I so unlucky, why did I get on such a broken ship?’

Let him enjoy it for a month? The scene seemed so beautiful and Song Qingshu was moved by the little fantasies in his mind. But he finally suppressed the urge to say yes with great perseverance, “Madame Yuan, I was just joking with you. The one who killed Gui Xinshu’s family of three, was more terrifying than even Dongfang Bubai. They were secretly restrained by him, and even if I take action with you, there is absolutely no chance of success.”

“How can there be so many masters in the world?” Xia Qingqing stared at him suspiciously.

“What I said is true.” Song Qingshu hurriedly told her the origin of the Sunflower Ancestor. Seeing that she was still doubtful, he couldn’t help but say, “If you don’t believe me, you can check the bodies of the three members of Gui Xinshu’s family, and you will know at a glance.”

Xia Qingqing’s face changed slightly, “Their remains were dragged away by the guards, and I don’t know how they will be insulted.”

“If I take their bodies back, will you forgive me?” Song Qingshu looked at Xia Qingqing and asked.

Seeing Song Qingshu’s expression, Xia Qingqing’s teeth itch with hatred, could she really say no to that, and then let the body of her brother and sister-in-law be dishonored? Nodding helplessly, she said with much reluctance, “Okay!”

“Don’t answer so reluctantly,” Song Qingshu said with a smile, “I’ll send you out of the palace first. The air in the palace has been too heavy recently, and I’m worried about your safety.”

Their group of people came to the gate of the palace, and the guard looked at Song Qingshu in embarrassment, “Lord Song, there are too many people in the capital in recent days. For the safety of the palace, the Emperor has just issued a decree. No one will be able to enter or leave the palace.”

“How could that be? I just came out of the imperial study.” Song Qingshu said blankly, but his heart was filled with joy. This was really a blessing for him.

Song Qingshu had no choice but to turn back with the two girls and walked towards his residence, then spoke with a helpless expression, “I can only ask the two female heroes to be wronged temporarily in this one’s humble house.”

Xia Qingqing has been with him for a long time, how could she still not know Song Qingshu’s clever thoughts, but now she was so worried about other matters that she was too lazy to point it out.

Li Yuanzhi was even more happy to stay in the palace. Firstly, she has never been here. Secondly, she was worried that after leaving the palace, she would not be able to return to the palace before the battle on the night of the full moon. Then wouldn’t all this trouble be in vain?

“Stay in this room for a while, try not to run around. I’ll go see how they deal with the bodies of Gui Xinshu and others.” Song Qingshu took the two back to his courtyard, and after leaving such instruction, he went to find Duo Long.

Song Qingshu managed to find Duo Long on the way, and hurried forward to say, “Congratulations on successfully killing the assassin today, it really opened this Song’s eyes.”

“It turned out to be Brother Song, hey, don’t mention it.” Duo Long saw that it was Song Qingshu, and began to let out his sorrows with a sullen face, “I was careless and took them to the Emperor which was exactly what the assassin had planned. Luckily, there was no danger in the end. Fortunately, the emperor did not convict us, otherwise this brother of yours would have nothing to say even if he was put on death row.”

“These assassins caused a lot of losses to the brothers today. I wonder how you are going to dispose of their corpses?” Song Qingshu pretended to have no interest and casually asked..

“That’s needless to say!” Duo Long gritted his teeth and said, “Hang them at the city gate to expose them to the sun for a few days, and warn that group of ruffians, whoever plots to do bad things, this will be the end.”

“Is that so…” Song Qingshu deliberately pretended to be hesitant to speak.

Duo Long bit the bait. Things have been going wrong for him recently, and he has become quite jumpy. With a sense of panic in his heart, he quickly asked, “Brother Song, do you have any concerns?”

Song Qingshu put his arms around Duo Long’s shoulder and whispered to his ears, “Maybe you don’t know about them. But, I know a little about the origins of these assassins. Those three are Gui Xinshu and the members of his family, and they are from the Mount Hua Sect. Although Gui Xinshu is known as the ‘Invincible Divine Fists’, and his martial art level is not bad, but in the whole of wulin, he can be considered as only a second- or third-rate person.”

“Brother Duo, if your original intention is to intimidate the people in the wulin, then usually doing this would be quite effective. But, in the current circumstances if some other people whose martial art level is higher than Gui Xinshu see the bodies of those three people. They will definitely find out what happened today after some inquiries. Then they will definitely think, ‘If even Gui Xinshu and the others with mediocre martial arts can reach all the way to the imperial study to assassinate the Emperor, would it not be easy to sneak into the palace by myself?’ Right?”

“People in the wulin are often daring, and it would not be surprising for them to break into the palace to test with their own martial arts. The Emperor would be alerted again at that time. The Emperor did not say what to do with the bodies of Gui Xinshu and others. So if he learned that another assasination happened because what you did, then what do you think the Emperor will do?”

Duo Long was startled by what he heard, and said fearfully, “Fortunately, Brother Song reminded me, then I will throw them to the mass grave outside the city, what do you think?”

Song Qingshu thought that he would let Xia Qingqing inform her men outside the palace to recover the bodies of Gui Xinshu and his family at night, and nodded quickly, “That’s good! Right now, it’s better to do something less than something more.”

Duo Long smiled and patted Song Qingshu on the shoulder, “Brother Song, like Lord Wei, you are equally far-sighted and destined to flourish in the future. Don’t forget this brother when that happens.”

“I would like to say the same to you. The Emperor ordered Brother Duo to set up the ‘Blood Drop’ and ordered me to set up the ‘Pole Arms’. So we will need to help each other in the future.” Song Qingshu hurriedly lowered his posture and commented.

When he heard the name ‘Pole Arms’, Duo Long was surprised, but he didn’t ask any more questions, and quickly said, “That’s natural! By the way, I have to deal with the corpses of these assassins first, and we will discuss more together in the future.”

“Brother Duo, be at ease.” Seeing Duo Long leave, Song Qingshu hurriedly turned around and walked to his room.

Hearing Song Qingshu’s retelling, Xia Qingqing glanced at him unexpectedly: “Why is it always so easy to solve things in your hands?”

“Whoever said that? I’m obviously having trouble dealing with you.” Song Qingshu smiled bitterly.  

Xia Qingqing stared at him, her face flushed.

“Hey!” Li Yuanzhi, who was standing on the side, couldn’t take it anymore. As if she was out in the cold, she stood up, put her hands around her shoulders, and said while rubbing her arms vigorously, “Can you guys stop being so gross, there are still children in the house.”

Seeing Xia Qingqing stepping aside in embarrassment, Song Qingshu glared at Li Yuanzhi angrily, “What kind of a child are you? you are obviously of age to get married, and the places that should be older have grown up…”

Although Li Yuanzhi looked quite charming, she had been spoiled by her parents since she was a child, and she usually acted willful and fearless. But this time, facing Song Qingshu she finally met her nemesis, and when she heard his blatant and frivolous words, her pretty face turned red, “I won’t tell you~”

Finally, at the exciting time of the night, Song Qingshu was kicked out by the two women before he could speak more. It turned out that because other people were present, Xia Qingqing was concerned about her status as a new widow, and was not willing to let him live with her under one roof. Not to mention Li Yuanzhi, who looked at him as if she was looking at a pervert, which made Song Qingshu very hurt.

As soon as he walked outside the house, a guard ran up to him and said, “Sir Song, Lord Wei invites you to a banquet in his mansion.”

Fortunately, the guards in the palace have always been cautious in their words and deeds, for fear of being silenced if they see something they shouldn’t see.

When the guard entered the yard, he lowered his eyebrows and stared at the ground, not even looking into the house. Song Qingshu quietly closed the door, and asked suspiciously, “But isn’t it forbidden for people to go outside through the palace gate ?”

The guard replied, “Master Wei has a token specially gifted by the Emperor, and he can freely enter and leave the palace, and Lord Song is not an outsider, so naturally there is no problem.”

“That’s good.” Song Qingshu was worried that he had nowhere to go at night, and happily followed him to the outside of the palace.

“Brother Song, I know that you just came back today, so I specially set up a banquet for you to wash away the fatigue.” Wei Xiaobao accompanied him all the way to the mansion .

“Brother Wei, you’re welcome.” Song Qingshu couldn’t help but feel warm in his heart, thinking that Wei Xiaobao was very warm to his friends indeed.

After drinking a few times, Song Qingshu saw that Wei Xiaobao’s eyebrows seemed to be heavy with a trace of sadness, and couldn’t help but ask, “Is there something bothering you, Brother Wei?”

Wei Xiaobao hesitated for a moment, then ordered the servants, “You all leave first, you don’t need to serve here.”

Song Qingshu had just asked casually. He didn’t expect that the other party was really in trouble. Seeing him being so serious, he couldn’t help but become serious as well.

“Brother Song, after a while, I might be sent to the north.” Wei Xiaobao said with a frown after seeing that all the servants had left.

“North?” Song Qingshu moved in his heart and asked, “To the Shanhai Pass or Shengjing?”

“The Emperor is also hesitating, and he hasn’t decided yet.” Wei Xiaobao sighed, “But it’s dangerous no matter where I go.”

“Now the two families are maintaining a superficial relationship with the imperial court. Brother Wei is resourceful and should have no problem dealing with them.” Song Qingshu quickly comforted him, but he felt strange in his heart, ‘Why is he telling me all this?’

Sure enough, it didn’t take long for Wei Xiaobao to continue, “I’m not worried about those two, I am mainly worried because Liaodong is the old nest of the Mystic Dragon Cult. Last time I offended that old turtle in Hong Antong, and he surely wants to peel off my skin and pull out my tendons.”

“Brother Wei, there are so many guards around you, what can he do?” Song Qingshu said disapprovingly. Although Hong Antong’s martial arts skills are quite high, he had not yet reached the realm where he could see guards as something trivial.

“I’m not worried about myself, the main reason for my worry is after I leave the capital, my house will be left defenseless, and the Mystic Dragon Cult will send people to harm my wife.” Wei Xiaobao expressed his concerns.

Remembering the incident where he took advantage of Shuang’er by pretending to be drunk that night, Song Qingshu felt a little embarrassed and said quickly, “Brother Wei, don’t worry, after I set up the ‘Pole Arms’, I will send more people to protect Madame Shuang’er.”

“It is not only Shuang’er..” Wei Xiaobao smiled shyly, turned back and shouted toward the inside, “Eldest wife, come out and meet Brother Song.”


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