Chapter 242: Personal force

“Lord Song, after waiting for so long, you are finally back.” Sang Feihong smiled tenderly when she saw Song Qingshu.

“It’s okay, I’m only a few days later than you guys.” Song Qingshu said with a wry smile.

“Fortunately, it’s not a few weeks late, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to wait. Although others can’t see me, it’s not a very good etiquette for a woman to live in a single man’s house.” Sang Feihong said angrily.

“Sect Master Sang travels the world, how can she care about the eyes of worldly people.” Song Qingshu teased.

“Our sisters have been traveling since childhood. Although they live in various places and sell entertainment, they are all pure and clean. I hope Lord Song will not make such jokes.”

“Forgive this Song for such a slip of the tongue!” Song Qingshu quickly apologized, “What did you decide on the proposal I mentioned last time, what are Sect Master Sang’s thoughts?”

“Is Lord Song talking about the offer to join the Pole Arms?” Sang Feihong said with a frown, “But most of the sisters in the sect are weak and slender women, so I’m afraid we can’t help you much.”

“I don’t need you to charge into battles, so you don’t have to be worried about it.” Song Qingshu laughed, “I am interested in the fact that the members of the Five Lakes Sect are widely distributed throughout the world. I only need you to collect information from various places, and send them to me. I will give you asylum, and protect you from being oppressed by the government. As for ordinary thugs and hooligans, you should be able to deal with them yourselves, how about it?”

“Okay.” Sang Feihong nodded very simply. Most of the Five Lakes Sect members were women. They wandered around and sang to earn a living. They were really not very afraid of running into ordinary thugs. The most troublesome thing in these years was meeting people from the officialdom. They often relied on the power of the state, so the Five Lakes Sect could only grit their teeth and swallow the humiliation.

“This is the token of the Pole Arms. With this token, you will be able to avoid most of the troubles from the officials in the future. Of course, you should try not to use it until the last minute, so as not to expose your identity.” Song Qingshu threw a token towards Sang Feihong.

Looking at the cold iron token, Sang Feihong secretly clicked her tongue, this thing would be impossible for ordinary people to forge.

“There are 10,000 taels of silver here, just take it as your initial activity fund.” Song Qingshu put the bag of silver taels into Sang Feihong’s hands, “I will give more funds to you after you have sorted out the organizational structure of the Five Lakes Sect for me. You won’t have to live such a hard life from now on.”

Song Qingshu could have provided this money from the imperial treasury, but as he didn’t want to report it to Kangxi, he used his own money. There were not many officials who had this much wealth. Of course, for ordinary people, this amount was already an astronomical figure, which could be perceived from Sang Feihong’s excited expression.

“Thank you, Lord Song!” Sang Feihong sighed. Her sisters in the Five Lakes Sect were not brothel girls, they only made a living by selling their talents and singing, so their income was far less than those of brothel girls. Ten thousand taels of silver could indeed greatly improve the sisters’ lives.

“I am not giving you this money for free.” Song Qingshu raised his hand to stop her from continuing to be grateful. “Your Five Lakes Sect has to show me their potential which will make me continue investing in them.”

“Sure enough, there is no free lunch in the world.” Sang Feihong’s heart sank, and she quickly asked, “Dare to ask what Lord Song wants us to do?”

“You have to help me find someone.” Song Qingshu thought of the simple and honest youth from the village, and continued, “Her name is Qi Fang, she used to be a famous young lady of Wan Family in Jingzhou City. Now the Wan Family has disappeared, and no one knows where they are, so I hope Sect Master Sang can help me find her.”

‘Could this woman be his lover?’ Pressing the question in her heart, Sang Feihong nodded and said, “No problem, I will pass on the order, but the branches of Five Lakes Sect have always been loose, and I need time to organize them again.”

“Okay, if the Sect Master Sang needs any help, you can contact me.” Song Qingshu said.

With the financial resources as the backing, and the military support of the Pole Arms which could be mobilized at any time, Sang Feihong was confident in her own ability to completely reorganize the Five Lakes Sect.

After getting Song Qingshu’s support, maybe Sang Feihong was concerned about the Five Lakes Sect, or maybe she was just unwilling to stay in the Song Mansion any longer; she quickly left in a hurry.

Song Qingshu rested on the bed for a while, and found it hard to sleep. During the past few days, there were always warm and fragrant flowers in his arms. Now that he was alone in the empty room, he was feeling a little uncomfortable.


After Nan Lan was done caring for Tian Guinong, he fell asleep. So, she wiped her sweat and went back to the next room. Although she really wanted to accompany her husband in the same room, it was unclear whether it was for psychological reasons or something else, but Tian Guinong was extremely opposed to sharing the same room with her.

“That brute has also returned…how will I live in the same courtyard in the future?” Nan Lan sighed softly as she lay on the bed.

“Is Sister-in-law is thinking of me?” Suddenly a familiar voice came to her ear, and soon she felt someone get in the bed.

Recognizing Song Qingshu’s voice, Nan Lan held back her scream and quickly asked, “Why are you here?”

“I haven’t seen you for a long time…I missed you.” Song Qingshu replied with a smile.

“My husband is still next door!” Nan Lan bit her lip and said.

“Don’t worry, with my movement technique, he didn’t hear me come in.” Seeing what Nan Lan wanted to say, Song Qingshu smiled, “Besides, this is my home. I can sleep in whichever room I want.”

“Why are you such a rascal!” Nan Lan lightly beat Song Qingshu’s chest a few times, and bitterly said, “Tomorrow I will leave this place with Guinong.”

“Dear Sister-in-law, if I’m not mistaken, the Tian family is now struggling to make ends meet in Shengjing. You escaped in such a hurry that you didn’t even take anything of value. Yanjing City is so expensive, where will you go?” Song Qingshu twisted his body. He had already taken off his clothes and embraced Nan Lan in his arms.  

Nan Lan struggled a few times, but couldn’t break free from his embrace, so she could only sigh, “Paper can’t contain fire, and we are living under the same roof, yet you…you are so daring, Guinong will eventually know the truth.”

“As they say, a life-saving grace can’t be repaid. There is no reason for me to feel sorry for him.” Song Qingshu’s tone suddenly turned cold, “If he really doesn’t understand the current situation, I will send him to the underworld.”

“No!” Nan Lan exclaimed, clutching Song Qingshu’s arms with both hands.

“Don’t be afraid…” Song Qingshu held her trembling hand in his palm and stroked it over and over again. Nan Lan’s body trembled a little at first, but it soon softened, “Don’t worry, I know Tian Guinong’s character better than you. Even if he knows about the two of us, as long as he doesn’t have the strength to deal with me, he will endure it. And if he doesn’t see any hope to surpass me, he will even encourage you to seduce me…”

“I don’t believe it!” Before Song Qingshu could finish speaking, Nan Lan interrupted him.

“That’s because you don’t know how cruel the world is. Forget it, let’s not talk about such unpleasant matters.” Song Qingshu shook his head, and didn’t want to explain more to her, “Tian Guinong is no longer able, and you if you don’t want to leave him, I’ll be doing the husband’s responsibilities for him in the future.”

Nan Lan blushed and pushed Song Qingshu’s naughty palm away, which was about to stretch into the lapel of her clothes, and looked at him strangely, “Did you take in Guinong for me?”

“Otherwise, what do you think? I am not really that close to him.” Song Qingshu pressed her down, but Nan Lan didn’t resist much this time.

In fact, Song Qingshu didn’t tell her the truth. He did covet Nan Lan’s beauty, but it wasn’t enough to make him stupid enough to leave a ticking time bomb by his side. He actually took a fancy to Tian Guinong’s own ability. 

Although Tian Guinong’s martial arts level wasn’t that great, he was definitely a good candidate considering the current situation of the world. At present, Song Qingshu urgently needed to create his own personal force, but unfortunately due to his reputation in the Wulin, there were not many decent martial artists who would be willing to join him. So he had to pan for gold among the villains from the original book. The biggest problem with using those villains was their character, and they were not inferior to those righteous characters in the novels in terms of ability.

However, Song Qingshu didn’t intend to tell Nan Lan about all that. It was actually quite good for this young woman to think that it was her sacrifice that brought back her husband’s glory and wealth. When a woman cheated, she always needed an excuse to convince herself, and he was more than willing to give her that excuse…

“Stop…Guinong is still next door…” The moonlight came in from the window, and Nan Lan’s turned red as she looked at the man who was pressing on her.

“No matter how roughly I move, he won’t be able to hear it as long as you don’t make a noise.” Song Qingshu showed a strange smile and proudly twisted his waist.

Nan Lan angrily slapped Song Qingshu on the shoulder, “I’m worried about Qingwen, she has been making trouble for me all the time. If she finds out, it will be over.”

“What are you afraid of? It won’t be a big deal to have a mother and daughter… aahh!” Song Qingshu suddenly screamed.

Nan Lan loosened her teeth and gave him a look, “Why are you talking nonsense!”

“Don’t worry, I’m not a beast, so I don’t want to do that either” Song Qingshu said as his hand slowly moved across Nan Lan’s smooth skin, towards her perky mounds, “Only a woman amongst women like you can move me.”

Although Nan Lan felt a little shy, she was still a little happy when she received his praise, and couldn’t help but smile, “This is what you promised, don’t touch her!”

“She’s not your biological daughter,” Song Qingshu breathed in her ear, “If it was Miao Ruolan, I might not be able to hold it back.”

“Don’t!” Nan Lan was so frightened her face paled.

“If you don’t want that, then can you turn over?” Song Qingshu hooked Nan Lan’s smooth chin and kissed her luscious lips.

“Consider it me being scared of you.” Nan Lan gave him a charming look, and finally, she slowly turned over.

Song Qingshu held her slender waist that was without a trace of fat, and said with admiration, “Good, you’re really obedient~” 

As soon as his voice fell, he moved his waist and his shaft entered that wetness.


The next day, Song Qingshu went to the palace with a refreshing mood, but soon an inner guard ran over, “Lord Song, there is a peasant youth who said he came to you.”

“Peasant youth?” Song Qingshu was stunned for a moment, and said while feeling a bit displeased, “Just send him away.”

“But he has a token of the Pole Arms with him.” The guard said.

“Oh?” Song Qingshu’s heart moved, “What does he look like?”

“He has thick eyebrows and big eyes, looks ordinary, and the five fingers on his right hand seem to be missing…” Before the guard could finish speaking, Song Qingshu remembered who it was, and hurriedly ordered the guard to bring him over.

Goblin: Sorry for the late release. I was feeling quite good, then after a few hours I wasn’t.

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