After Wei Xiaobao’s death, Tong Guogang didn’t do anything, but his son Orundai was young and vigorous, and he didn’t plan to let the matter go. Tong Guogang thought about it for a second, and let him try to test Kangxi’s attitude, so he didn’t stop him.
Song Qingshu didn’t know the grievances between the two families. Seeing the matchmaker chattering on about the greatness of her young master, he felt quite annoyed and he directly kicked her out.
“What’s going on? How did the matchmaker find your house?” Song Qingshu looked at Shuang’er in confusion.
“I don’t know either,” Shuang’er shook her head and said in confusion, “This keeps happening quite a lot lately…”
Before she could finish speaking, a loud noise suddenly came from the backyard, accompanied by the woman’s coquettish voice, and soon a maid ran over and said anxiously: “Young Mistress, some thugs have entered the backyard, saying that their cat had entered the house. Lady Yi refused to let them in, so she is fighting with them.”
“Ah!” Shuang’er immediately ran to the backyard when she heard it. She was skilled in martial arts. How could those ordinary servant girls keep up, and they were quickly left behind. Song Qingshu felt quite strange in his heart, looking at her reaction, it seemed like a case of typical leaking roofs that happened every night with rain. Seeing her gradually going out of sight, he hurriedly chased after her.
When he came to the backyard, he saw a group of ruffians besieging Fang Yi. With Song Qingshu and Shuang’er’s eyesight, they could naturally see that she was clumsy when it came to fighting and Shuang’er hurriedly wanted to help out.
Song Qingshu reached out and stopped her, “Sister-in-law, although Miss Fang’s martial arts is not that high, it should still be enough to deal with some ordinary thugs. However, it is quite clear from these people’s gestures, they are some family’s personal forces. If you don’t handle the matter correctly, it might cause more trouble. It will be better if I go and save Miss Fang.”
At that moment, Fang Yi exclaimed. It turned out that she had just been kicked in the shoulder by someone which caused her to stumble to the back, and the people behind her took the opportunity to pounce on her.
Song Qingshu hurriedly jumped over, kicked away those who were looking to take advantage of the opportunity, and hugged Fang Yi. Before he had time to speak, the men punched again just like before. Song Qingshu’s eyes narrowed, he channeled strength to his feet, then stomped hard on the ground, and the group of ruffians suddenly felt that the ground had become akin to a turbulent sea. They all looked at Song Qingshu in horror.
“Since when did local thugs have such good martial arts skills?” Song Qingshu sneered.
It was only then did Fang Yi realize who had saved her. As she was held in Song Qingshu’s arms, the masculine breath that came to her nose made her fall into a daze for a moment. When she heard his voice, she suddenly woke up and blushed. Then she hurriedly broke free from his embrace, and returned to Shuang’er side.
“It turned out to be Lord Song from the Pole Arms. No wonder you have such powerful martial arts. These lowly ones have no eyes. We didn’t know you were here. I apologize for the offense, let’s go, let’s go!” Facing the number one master in the capital, how could this group of people dare to face him.
“Oh, you know who I am?” Song Qingshu asked curiously, wondering if these people were also inner guards?
“There are very few people in the capital who don’t know the reputation of Master Song.” The leader smiled and greeted his subordinates to leave in a hurry.
Song Qingshu became thoughtful and didn’t stop them. Fang Yi walked up to him and angrily said, “Hey, why did you just let them go?”
“What else can I do if I don’t let them go?” Song Qingshu replied, “At most, they will be charged with trespassing, but as they have a valid reason. That would keep them from being punished severely, and they will come out to make trouble again. I can protect you for now, but I can’t protect you for the rest of your life.”
Fang Yi originally wanted to argue with him, but when she heard the last sentence, she couldn’t help but blush and fell silent. Shuang’er on the side also felt her heart jump, and quickly said, “Big Brother Song is just being thoughtful, it’s better to resolve the matter this way.”
Song Qingshu laughed inwardly, ‘If I were to get rid of those troublemakers so easily, would you come and beg me in the future? This will give me the reason to come here a few more times, so that I have a chance to get closer to them.’
Back in the main hall, Shuang’er ordered Tao Hong and Liu Lu to bring tea, then she looked at Song Qingshu and asked, “I heard that Brother Song was sent as an envoy to Shengjing during this time, I wonder if everything went well?”
Thinking of all the things he went through in Shengjing, Song Qingshu showed a bitter smile, “It barely went well.”
Soon the two fell into silence again. Seeing Shuang’er’s eyes inadvertently showing a hint of sadness, Song Qingshu gave a light cough, and when he saw her raise her head, he said in a deep voice, “Sister-in-law, during this trip to Shengjing, I killed Fukang’an to avenge Brother Wei.”
“Ah?” Shuang’er covered her mouth with her hands, then quickly got up and came closer to Song Qingshu’s seat, and bowed down, “Thank you, Brother Song…Shuang’er…” Although Shuang’er didn’t really regard Fukang’an as an enemy in her heart, he was still connected to the death of Wei Xiaobao. So when she heard that Song Qingshu had killed him, she couldn’t help but be pleasantly surprised.
“Sister-in-law, you don’t have to be so polite. Brother Wei was my sworn brother, and I will naturally avenge him.” Song Qingshu hurriedly helped Shuang’er up, and felt that she was unusually light, so he subconsciously said, “Sister-in-law must have been quite troubles during this time.”
Shuang’er blushed, and pulled out of his hand. In her mind, she couldn’t help but remember the scene where she had slept in his arms that night.
The room fell into an ambiguous silence, where neither of them wanted to speak. Fortunately, Fang Yi changed her clothes and walked out of the inner hall.
“Thank you Brother Song for helping me.” Fang Yi was changing the clothes that had become dirty while fighting with the thugs, then she suddenly realized that she hadn’t thanked Song Qingshu yet.
“Miss Fang doesn’t need to be so polite.” Song Qingshu supported her up. “You should apply some medicine on the place you were hit just now. I think that person’s kick just now seemed to be quite severe.”
“I’ve already applied it.” When Fang Yi was rubbing the medicine on herself just now, the picture of Song Qingshu rubbing the medicine for her appeared in her mind. She was startled by the thought, so it was inevitable that her expression was a little unnatural.
Of course Song Qingshu didn’t know her thoughts, and said with a smile, “I happened to meet the Poison King some time ago, and I heard that you have been to his place, but then left after waiting for the antidote to be made.”
“Brother Song, can the Poison King really develop an antidote for the Leopard Embryo Tendon Severing Pill?” Fang Yi’s eyes lit up. The Poison King said that it would take time, thinking that the other party was just a perfunctory remark, she left in disappointment.
“With his medical attainments, I believe he can do it. He is currently experimenting with medicinal properties, so I am thinking that if I can get a real Leopard Embryo Tendon Severing Pill for him to test, it will definitely help speed up the process, and he will be able to develop the antidote as soon as possible.” Song Qingshu replied.
Fang Yi’s eyes dimmed, and she thought in her heart, ‘Not to mention the antidote to the Leopard Embryo Tendon Severing Pill, even the Leopard Embryo Tendon Severing Pill itself is a very precious thing in the Mystic Dragon Cult, I am afraid it’s not that easy to get…’
Seeing that she was silent, Song Qingshu turned to Shuang’er and asked, “Sister-in-law, you said just now that the matchmaker came to you every now and then, what about those thugs?”
“They also come to make trouble very often. Either to find their lost cat, or their dog. The people who come here are different every time. So, it’s useless for us to report to the officials.” Speaking of this, Fang Yi felt really angry.
“It seems that they are all in the same group.” Song Qingshu sighed, “They want to harass you, and make you finally give in… I heard what the matchmaker said just now, the person behind it seems to be the young master of the Tong family, do you have any grudges with him?”
“I don’t know, I’ve never heard of this person before.” Shuang’er said in distress.
“Then, have you looked for Suo Etu, Duo Long and the others?” Song Qingshu suddenly asked, Wei Xiaobao was quite close to them before his death, and they had no reason to watch Wei Xiaobao’s widow being bullied.
“Don’t mention those two people, especially the cunning Suo Etu…” Fang Yi said angrily. “We went to them. On the surface, they said nice things, but in fact they were just lying to us.”
“Heh, that’s weird.” Song Qingshu wondered. ‘Usually, those powerful people in the capital rarely used such drastic means. Now even Suo Etu and Duo Long are unwilling to help. There definitely is some deep hatred at work here.’
“Well, I will go back and find out what caused the Tong family to do such a dirty thing. During this period, you should get more guards. It would be better to take precautions first.”
“Since this incident happened, let alone the guard, even those working in the family have all run away.” Tao Hong said bitterly.
“I think that someone has done something.” Song Qingshu was stunned for a moment, then reacted, “Well, after I go back, I will send someone to bring a group of people to protect you, at least there won’t be a situation like what happened today. “
Shuang’er let out a faint sigh, “Brother Song, I also know why Suo Etu and the others didn’t help. Xiaobao…no matter how powerful he was in the past, is now gone. They don’t want to offend another powerful duke because of us. So Brother Song, you really don’t need to walk in this muddy water, the Tong family is now favored by the Emperor, and I’m afraid it will affect your future…”
Song Qingshu laughed and stopped Shuang’er from continuing to say more, “Who cares about the future…if I can’t even help my brother’s widow, what’s the point of me being an official? Besides, I’m really not afraid of that Tong family.”
Shuang’er remained a little lost in thought after Song Qingshu’s departure. Fang Yi came to her side, pursed her lips and said with a smile, “Shuang’er, do you think Big Brother Song is helping us because of Xiaobao, or because of… you?”
Shuang’er’s heart jumped, and she quickly said, “Sister Fang, don’t talk nonsense!”
“Really?” Fang Yi looked at her with a faux-smile, “I’ve listened to Tao Hong and Liu Lu talk about the things that happened between you…”
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