Chapter 136: An acquaintance

On the way back to Anfu Garden, Wei Xiaobao was restless. He looked at Song Qingshu several times but was not able to say anything.

“Brother Wei, don’t you have confidence in yourself?” Song Qingshu couldn’t help laughing knowing that he was worried.

“You can still laugh at this moment?” Wei Xiaobao said anxiously, “Didn’t you hear what the old turtle said just now?”

“I heard it.” Song Qingshu said disapprovingly, “Since Ake is to choose her husband herself, Brother Wei, I am very optimistic about you.”

Even though Wei Xiaobao has always been very thick-skinned, he couldn’t help but feel his face getting hot, and sneered, “Although I have been called the Clever White Dragon and the Jade-faced Young Master, but after all, the advantage lies in the perspective. Ake is young, and I am not sure if she can appreciate the charm of a man like me, and she may be attracted to that oil-headed and pink-faced pretty boy Fuk’anggan, so I can’t help but worry about it.”

“Don’t worry, there is always a way to the summit of the mountain.” Song Qingshu didn’t tell him his plan, but said, “Brother Wei, go back to Anfu Garden first, I’ll go have a look around the city.”

Wei Xiaobao didn’t care where Song Qingshu wanted to go, and he went to Anfu Garden alone surrounded by guards.

However, Song Qingshu came to a teahouse and walked straight to a secluded place. Looking at the middle-aged man opposite of him, he cupped his hands and said with a smile, “Brother Tian, ​​it’s been a while, but your aura is still the same.”

An embarrassed look appeared on Tian Guinong’s face, “That time I was rescued by Lord Song, but I didn’t tell my true identity. I hope Lord Song will forgive me.” (G: In chapter 97.)

“Brother Tian, ​​why are you being polite?” Song Qingshu picked up the teapot on the table and poured a cup of tea for him, and then filled his own cup leisurely, “You and I have our own positions. It was normal for Brother Tian to have concerns back then.”

It turned out that in the palace of Pingxi just now, Song Qingshu noticed two masters standing behind Fuk’anggan, and one of them was Tian Guinong, who was saved by him some time ago.

Tian Guinong hesitated for a long time after receiving Song Qingshu’s secret message for a meeting after the incident. He knew that in the near future, there would be a life-and-death struggle between the Kangxi Emperor and Prince Bao. Therefore, it was not appropriate for them to be associated. However, Song Qingshu saved his and Nan Lan’s life after all, and it was not easy to shirk from that favor.

Seeing Tian Guinong’s nervous expression, Song Qingshu decided to change the subject to soothe the other party’s emotions, “How is Madame?”

Hearing him mention Nan Lan, Tian Guinong showed a gentle look on his face, “Thanks to Lord Song for saving us last time, Nan Lan is doing well now.”

The two chatted about family affairs, and finally the topic gradually turned to what happened in the Pingxi Palace today.

“The one who fought with you just now is the number one master under Prince Bao, Daoist Master Yu Zhenzi. He was a member of both the Mount Tai Sect and the Iron Sword Sect. His swordsmanship is excellent, and his Movement Technique is particularly outstanding.” (G: In chapter 81.)

“King Pingxi intends to betroth the princess to our prince. Prince Bao specially sent the prince to come here to discuss the marriage, and secondly, to discuss the alliance.”

“Master Song, you don’t need to ask any more. You can find out what I said by yourself. I really can’t say any more. After all, it is a taboo for the subordinates to divulge secrets of his lord.”

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After separating from Tian Guinong, Song Qingshu sighed to himself, ‘Although Tian Guinong is not a good person, but he still remembers my life-saving grace, and it’s not bad to have so much information so easily.

As soon as Song Qingshu returned to Anfu Garden, he saw Wei Xiaobao running over in panic and dragging him to a secret room.

“Brother Wei, what’s the matter, why are you so panicked?” Song Qingshu wondered, seeing the guy soaked with cold sweat, it probably only wasn’t because of Ake’s marriage.

“This time I’m dead, I’m really dead.” Wei Xiaobao paced back and forth in the room, murmuring to himself, “Brother Song, you must save me.”

“If you keep saying these meaningless gibberish, even if I want to save you, I won’t know where to start.” Song Qingshu couldn’t help but say angrily when he saw that the guy only kept stammering for a long time and didn’t say anything.

Wei Xiaobao finally calmed down a little, “It’s like this, today the Pingxi palace sent an examiner to come over, saying that it was to test the princess’ chastity! I managed to cope with them today, but I can’t escape the first day of the next month, we are done for.”

“The Princess is a royalty, how can they test her so casually? How did Wu Sangui become so courageous?” Song Qingshu was puzzled.

“I also thought so at first, but later I found out that it wasn’t that Wu Sangui was being courageous, but it was the rules passed down by the court. In the past, in order to show their sincerity, the royal family would ask the other party to send someone to check the chastity of the women. As a result, this rule has been passed down from generation to generation. Before leaving the capital, officials from the Ministry of Rites explained the relevant rules to me, but it was so long and boring that it went in my left ear, and went out the right ear and I fell asleep. I didn’t know that there was such a thing until the Pingxi Palace sent someone over today, and I only realized it when I asked around.” 

Wei Xiaobao said with a sad face, and thought, ‘Jianning’s chastity has already been taken by me, and if Wu Sangui’s people find out after checking, they would be furious! Then, they will directly chop off my head, and even Xiao Xuanzi wouldn’t be able to save me.’

Thinking about it again, a burst of anger suddenly rose in Wei Xiaobao’s heart, ‘If it wasn’t for that slu*t Jianning who kept seducing me along the way, how could I have fallen into such a desperate situation. Now, because of that wicked witch Jianning, my darlings at home will become a widow!’

Song Qingshu, on the other hand, was ecstatic in his heart, wondering if it was God who was helping him? And, in his mind, he quickly calculated the next plan.

Seeing that Song Qingshu was silent, Wei Xiaobao couldn’t help but think, ‘If you really want to make me die, I will take me down with me. Dirtying the royal princess is a capital crime. And, as the guard general, the princess lost her virginity under your watch, so you also cannot escape death. Hehe, I at least got to enjoy a princess, so there’s some solace, but you have to take the blame even though you didn’t get anything.’

“Brother Wei, aren’t you thinking of marrying Ake? Now is your chance.” With another plan in mind, Song Qingshu raised his head with a confident smile.

“I’m not in the mood to think about that now,” Wei Xiaobao subconsciously waved his hand irritably, and suddenly came to his senses, looking at Song Qingshu in surprise, “Brother Song, can I marry Ake?” Thinking of Ake’s peerless appearance, Wei Xiaobao even forgot the death penalty for dirtying the princess.

“Didn’t Wu Sangui let Ake choose between you and Fuk’anggan? Although I know of Brother Wei’s…splendor.” Song Qingshu said with a strange expression, “But Ake, a little girl, is definitely not as sharp as us. Plus there was a bit of a misunderstanding with Brother Wei at the beginning, so in all likelihood, I’m afraid she would choose that unworthy Fuk’anggan.”

“I know this.” Wei Xiaobao said depressedly.

“Although Fuk’anggan seems to be winning, he’s not without flaws. If he did some outrageous things during this time, such as… ruining the princess’ chastity, do you think Ake would still marry him? If Wu Sangui’s future daughter-in-law was screwed by him, it would be lenient if he didn’t kill him, but would he give his daughter to him?” Song Qingshu’s indifferent words made even Wei Xiaobao, who has always been daring and wicked, feel a hint of chill down his backbone.


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