“Hundred Victorious Saber King?” Hearing Song Qingshu’s words, Hu Yizhi seemed to recall the glory of the past. Then as if laughing at himself, he suddenly came back to his senses, and asked in a deep voice, “How do you know about the Hu family sword technique?”
Song Qingshu was stunned. He didn’t expect the other party to be from the Hu family. He thought in his heart, ‘Judging by his age, this man should be an elder of Hu Yidao. Could he be Bing Xue’er’s father-in-law?’
In the end, Song Qingshu had to bite the bullet and ask, “What is your relationship with the Flying Fox in the past?”
“Stinky boy, you are young yet quite knowledgeable. You have even heard of the Flying Fox.” Hu Yizhi glanced at him in surprise.
“Could it be that Your Excellency is related to the Flying Fox?” The man’s age was right, and he used the Hu family’s sword technique. So, it was highly probable that they were related.
“So what if I am, what if I am not?” Hu Yizhi saw that his opponent could fight with him holding a single branch like a treasured sword, and he realized that the opponent’s martial arts realm was superior to him. So he gave up the idea of continuing to attack. He inserted the knife on the ground in front of him, and he looked at Song Qingshu defensively.
“That must be it,” Song Qingshu said with a gloomy expression, and the more he said, the more sure he became, “I never understood why you guarded Chen Yuanyuan in obscurity for decades, but when I connected you as the chief guard of King Li Zicheng, the Flying Fox, I understood everything. It all makes sense. Although there have been rumors in the wulin that Li Zicheng committed suicide in the past, but I know for a fact that he survived in secret, and he was still connected with Chen Yuanyuan. I am certain that Li Zicheng arranged for you to protect Chen Yuanyuan over the years.”
A trace of murderous intent flashed in Hu Yizhi’s eyes, and the hand holding the hilt of the knife tightened. Noticing this detail, Song Qingshu smiled, “You don’t need to be nervous, Li Zicheng is no longer the king who shook the world back then, he’s just another dog that was defeated. I have no interest in his whereabouts.” But he felt quite a headache in his heart, ‘I had always regarded Chuangwang’s treasure as a thing in my pocket, and I forgot that Li Zicheng was still in the world. Now it seems that I have to make some plans early…’
“Hmph, Your Excellency is not only strong in martial arts, but also has extraordinary knowledge. This Hu really can’t understand why you are performing such petty theft” Hearing Song Qingshu’s words, Hu Yizhi maintained his noncommittal expression, neither admitting that he was the Flying Fox nor denying it.
“My reason for breaking into Chen Yuanyuan’s bedroom tonight was something different, I didn’t covet her beauty. As for the reason itself, I really can’t tell it to senior. But I can swear to the heavens that I didn’t do anything to Chen Yuanyuan, mother and daughter in the room just now.”
Song Qingshu and Bing Xue’er had an ambiguous relationship, and he already felt guilty about that towards Hu Yidao. So, now that he met Hu Yidao’s father, he naturally had to make his tone respectful.
Although Hu Yizhi was surprised by the change in his opponents attitude, he felt jealous when he thought of what he did in Chen Yuanyuan’s room just now, and said coldly, “Even if you didn’t do anything just now, if I hadn’t spoken out to stop it, there was no guarantee you wouldn’t. You would surely continue to do something to Miss Chen.”
Song Qingshu felt a little speechless, but he suddenly thought of something, and said with a smile, “I am sure that I have done nothing to her, and I think that the senior is channeling his anger towards the wrong target. The senior has been guarding her for more than 20 years. As you have always been around Chen Yuanyuan, then you must be clear that after she moved to Sansheng Temple, there was a man who often came in and out of her bedroom. Instead of looking for the man who has really sullied the lover of your dreams, you are blaming me. What kind of justice is that?”
Hu Yizhi’s expression suddenly became extremely unnatural, and he angrily said, “Miss Chen is pure and clean, and I hope Your Excellency will not destroy her reputation.”
“Pure and clean?” Song Qingshu’s smile was full of mockery, “Chen Yuanyuan is indeed a charming woman, but do you really think the words pure and clean can apply to her?”
Hu Yizhi’s face turned red, how could he not be aware of Chen Yuanyuan’s turbulent past, but he still defended his stance, “Miss Chen had no choice back then, but since she settled down, she has long since been clean.”
“Is that really the case?” Song Qingshu stared at him with a faux smile and suddenly showed a puzzled expression, “At first I thought you were a fool, and after I saw that you used the Hu family sword technique, I thought you were simply infatuated. But looking at you now, could it be that you are really that infatuated with Chen Yuanyuan?”
Unexpectedly, Hu Yizhi reacted as if he was scalded by boiling water, and immediately said, “I have nothing else to ask for. I just hope that I will be able to see her in the morning and evening, and I will be satisfied.” (G: This guy is some next level stalker.)
“If that’s the case, then why can you still endure that person going in and out of Chen Yuanyuan’s boudoir every night and enjoying this peerless beauty? Just because you are his subordinate, do you need to endure this kind of pain all the time?” Song Qingshu sighed, remembering the plot of the original book. After Chen Yuanyuan moved to Sansheng Temple, she was lonely and miserable. At this time, Li Zicheng, who was in hiding, came to meet her. After frequent meetings, the two of them reconciled and she finally became pregnant with Ake. Looking at Wu Sangui’s reaction all this time, it seems that he was still kept in the dark about this matter.
“Don’t talk about that!” Blue veins emerged on Hu Yizhi’s face, and his clenched knuckles made clucking sounds. Song Qingshu’s words obviously brought back countless painful memories.
Unexpectedly, the other party’s reaction was so big, Song Qingshu suddenly stopped talking, and unconsciously also felt a little trance, ‘Chen Yuanyuan is indeed a source of disaster. She caused so many first-class men in the world to be fascinated. These men knew that Chen Yuanyuan’s wonderful peach had been tasted by many men, but they still leaped into the abyss without hesitation…’ (G: Can’t really blame them, I would too.)
Song Qingshu thought some more about it and figured that it was normal. This was the nature of men. They were often willing to share a sweet cake with others, but they would not eat a rotten pear alone. Chen Yuanyuan was naturally that sweet cake, as for the rotten pear, it naturally referred to some vulgar things in the world.
Noticing that Hu Yizhi’s mood was extremely unstable, Song Qingshu judged it would be better to leave early, so he quickly changed the subject and said, “Senior was also a famous person in the world back then, so why should he stay in this small corner for a woman? Does the senior know that Hu Yidao was killed at the hands of traitors? He left an orphan and a widowed wife to be bullied alone. And Hu Yidao’s son, Hu Fei, didn’t even get to learn the Hu family’s sword technique…”
“Killed at the hands of traitors?” Hu Yizhi looked at Song Qingshu in shock. For decades, he had lived as a flower gardener and had long been isolated from the wulin.
Song Qingshu sighed and narrated the incident of Hu Yidao with Miao Renfeng. He told him how, under the schemes of the villain Tian Guinong, Hu Yidao was unintentionally slain by Miao Renfeng when Tian Guinong secretly smeared his sword with poison.
Hu Yizhi’s eyes flooded in tears when he heard it, and silently bowed his head.
Song Qingshu was afraid of irritating him any further, so he prepared to slowly walk out. However, Hu Yizhi suddenly raised his head, and shocked Song Qingshu by saying, “I’m not the Flying Fox, I’m his younger brother. Back then, he knew that a disaster was imminent and entrusted me to protect Li Zicheng on his behalf, and I agreed. Everything was going smoothly. It’s a pity that everything changed after Li Zicheng met Miss Chen again. As you said, he often broke into Miss Chen’s boudoir in the middle of the night, and did that to her… In short, the voice coming from inside was a great torment for me. I endured it for a year, and finally I couldn’t bear it anymore, so I killed him on a full moon night. Seeing that he never came back, Miss Chen thought that Li Zicheng had abandoned her again, and her heart finally calmed down. After eating simple food and chanting Buddha all day, she lived peacefully, and I could guard her quietly again.” Hu Yizhi said with a happy smile on his lips. (G: Yandere alert!)
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