“A gentleman will always give attention to a fair lady. My sister-in-law has a jade-like figure, it’s not that surprising for Master Murong to be enthusiastic.” Song Qingshu turned his head and laughed.
“Brother-in-law~” Madame Hu groaned, her voice was delicate and soft, and it made Song Qingshu’s bones turn soft, “You are laughing again. I am like Pu Liu, and that Miss Wang is much more beautiful than me, how can Master Murong take a liking to me?”
“In my heart, my sister-in-law is much more beautiful than Miss Wang.” Song Qingshu saw that Madame Hu raised her eyebrows, and was about to launch an attack, so he quickly changed the subject. “If my guess is not wrong then that Young Master Murong has the plan to acquire the King’s Treasure.”
“Brother-in-law also knows about the King’s Treasure?” Madame Hu was surprised. This was the biggest secret in her heart, and she didn’t have the time to care about his previous frivolous words.
“My sister-in-law forgets that I was known to be ‘All-knowing’. There are really few events in this world that I don’t know about.” Song Qingshu pretended to smile mysteriously.
“Does brother-in-law also have the desire to acquire the King’s Treasure?” Madame Hu felt a little uncomfortable, and for a while, she doubted his true purpose behind approaching her.
“Of course!” Song Qingshu’s answer made Madame Hu’s heart turn cold, “I can use this treasure to do a lot of things in the future.”
Noting that Madame Hu’s face was turning ugly and he knew what she was thinking at the moment. So, Song Qingshu laughed and said, “Sister-in-law, don’t worry, the reason we met was purely an act of fate. And I already know where the treasure is, so you don’t have to worry about my motives.”
“You know where the treasure is?” Madame Hu exclaimed, “That is impossible.”
It was rare to see Madame Hu, who always smiled with a low voice, make such a wonderful expression. Song Qingshu glanced at her face and said with a smile but not a smile, “Everyone said that I am ‘Wulin’s All-knowing’. Although I am not yet clear about the specific location, I still know about the general direction. I should be able to find it when I get there. Why… was my sister-in-law planning to kill me?”
Madame Hu sighed quietly, “I don’t know how you know so much at such a young age.”
“One day when I was a child, I met a wandering Taoist. He saw that my bones were amazing and my knowledge was extraordinary… so he couldn’t help but chat with me,” Song Qingshu pretended to be forced, shook his head and continued, “he said. I am blessed by God, and he told me many stories so that I can remember them well.”
Madame Hu looked as if she obviously didn’t believe him, and asked, “Did he say what his name was?”
“He… he seemed to be called Jin Yong.” Song Qingshu’s look became a little weird.
“Jin Yong?” Madame Hu thought carefully, “I have never heard of this person in the Wulin.” She thought that Song Qingshu didn’t want to tell her the truth, and it would not be appropriate for her to ask too much.
“Central Hunan is so big, where should we go first?” Madame Hu didn’t want to continue talking about the King’s Treasure. She was also getting a headache from why Song Qingshu knew about it, so she had to change the subject and think about other things.
“Naturally it is Jingzhou!” Song Qingshu said confidently.
With her previous experience, Madame Hu believed Song Qingshu’s judgment from the bottom of her heart, and she didn’t say anything. During the time the two of them travelled all the way to Jingzhou, Song Qingshu was thinking about how to find the Divine Brilliance Scripture.
‘First of all, I must find out how far the plot of “A Deadly Secret” has developed.’ Song Qingshu thought about it carefully. The best way to judge was to see if Ding Dian was in jail in Jingzhou, and whether or not he was locked up for several years.
When Song Qingshu told Madame Hu about the idea of visiting the Jingzhou prison, Madame Hu looked embarrassed, “Brother-in-law, you probably don’t know. Now Mongolia and Song Dynasty are battling on the front line of Xiangyang. Jingzhou is related to the logistics of Xiangyang City. As the lifeline of a major military town, with no fewer than 100,000 troops stationed nearby. I am afraid that the jail in Jingzhou Mansion is not so easy to break into.”
Now it was Song Qingshu’s turn to be stunned. In his impression of the martial arts masters in the novel, let alone a prison cell, they could even come and go freely in the royal palace. Now it seemed that that was not the case at all.
“Let’s go take a look, just in case the defense is not as strict as we imagined.” Song Qingshu urged unwillingly.
Madame Hu couldn’t refuse him, so she had to promise, “Okay, but brother-in-law has to promise me not to be impulsive at that time. Now that you are not in good health, if something really were to happen, I’m afraid I can’t protect you.”
“I know, I’m not a fool.” Song Qingshu nodded his head like a chicken pecking at rice.
The two went all the way to explore the jail in Jingzhou Mansion. While looking at it from a distance, both of their expressions changed. They saw soldiers patrolling everywhere, the prison was guarded extremely tightly.
Madame Hu was worried about Song Qingshu’s injury. Hearing that someone there knew the whereabouts of the Divine Brilliance Scripture, she secretly made up her mind. She turned back and said to Song Qingshu, “Brother-in-law stay here for a while, I’ll go check it out.”
The two were very close now, and smelling the faint fragrance coming from the beautiful woman next to him, Song Qingshu felt a little lost in his heart, and he quickly said, “Sister-in-law, don’t take risks!”
“It’s okay, I just want to investigate.” Madame Hu turned her head and smiled charmingly, and in a blink of an eye, she approached the prison like a wisp of smoke.
Song Qingshu was a little fascinated by the smile that appeared at that moment, thinking what was wrong with him. He was used to seeing beautiful women, so why could she shake his mind with just a smile?
Madame Hu was as light as a swallow, and she slipped through the gap between the patrolling soldiers and approached step by step. And soon, Song Qingshu couldn’t even see her.
“The movement technique of the Ancient Tomb Sect is really extraordinary.” Song Qingshu secretly sighed. Not long after, there was a tearing sound in the air, and Madam Hu had already returned to his side.
“How was it?” Seeing her ugly expression, Song Qingshu knew that it might not be good news.
There was a hint of worry on Madame Hu’s beautiful face, “I just checked carefully. It’s possible to bypass the prison’s outer line of defense, but the prison itself is designed to have only one entrance, and the entire cell is hidden underground. I’m afraid it was designed to guard against us the people of Wulin. The entrance is also tightly guarded, it is impossible to get inside unless you rush in.”
Song Qingshu knew that it was unrealistic to break into using force. This was the real world. The government here was not as non-existent as in the novel, and Jingzhou Mansion was in a major military town. The security here was usually very tight. If something went wrong in the prison, the nearby garrison could rush at any time to provide help. Although Madame Hu’s martial arts was not weak, it was still impossible to try to break into such a big prison and save an individual.
But if he doesn’t enter the cell, he won’t be able to know if Ding Dian was there or not. And he also wouldn’t know how far the story of “A Deadly Secret” had developed.
“Wait, if I just want to know the development of the plot, then I don’t need to start from the prison.” an Idea suddenly flashed in Song Qingshu’s head, he pulled Madam Hu and turned away to leave the place.
Madame Hu was annoyed for a moment, thinking about how this brother-in-law of hers always liked to do things. Fortunately, after staying together for such a long period of time, she had long understood that Song Qingshu’s behavior was different from that of ordinary people. He didn’t seem to have any idea about the decorum between men and women. Coupled with several times of suffering, Madame Hu also knew that his actions were only natural. He didn’t hold any evil thoughts, so she just let him hold on to her snow-white wrist and did not attack.