“What’s wrong with that?” Song Qingshu looked at her with a confused expression.
“Are you expecting me to pretend to be another woman for your pleasure after I learn this disguise technique?” Dongfang Muxue bit her lip, showing a charming smile.
“Uh… you think too much.” Song Qingshu felt out of breath, but he was still a little excited when he imagined the scene of Dongfang Muxue’s cosplay.
“Really?” Dongfang Muxue put her face in front of Song Qingshu, and softly blew, “I originally thought that as long as you can make me happy, maybe I will reluctantly pretend to be other women, such as the famous Huang Rong, and Xiao Longnu… do you find it unpleasant?”
Huang Rong and Xiao Longnu? Song Qing’s made a weird expression. Those two women were probably considered the most beautiful in terms of appearance in all Jin Yong’s books. They were especially popular when it came to degene*ate content on the internet. There were no end to how perve*ted people’s imagination could be when it came to those two women.
Song Qingshu expressed his heartfelt condolences for Guo Jing and Yang Guo in his heart, but his face remained quite serious as he looked at Dongfang Muxue with contempt, “Your thoughts are too dirty.”
“The two of them are the women that all martial artists dream of having. Are you really not attracted to them?” Dongfang Muxue looked at Song Qingshu in astonishment.
“I prefer to leave them alone and don’t look for them, why should I look for a fake?” Song Qingshu calmly picked up a cup of tea and slowly took a sip. (G: Anyways, a little ironic, considering how things will turn out.)
“Heh… I thought you changed your ways and turned into Liu Xiahui, who can endure.” Dongfang Muxue snatched the porcelain cup from Song Qingshu’s hand, and opened her mouth to drink without hesitation. “It’s not something you can get even if you want it, but I can not only dress up exactly like them, but also meet any of your requirements.”
“Okay, I’ve lost, so please let me go.” Song Qingshu knew that Dongfang Muxue was just trying to seduce him, and there was no way she would debase herself like that.
“Heh… you wish!” Sure enough, Dongfang Muxue coolly turned around, “If you really have that kind of thoughts, you can find a more obedient woman and teach her the disguise technique. Anyway, I will definitely not use it to satisfy you after I practice it. So get rid of any of such expectations.”
“There is indeed some truth in what you said.”
Song Qingshu touched his chin and nodded, wondering who he should look for.
‘Xia Qingqing?’ Song Qingshu subconsciously vetoed it, ‘Considering her jealous nature, although she is now willing to be my lover, that was her bottom line, so she would never agree to do that.’
Thinking of the most likely consequences, Song Qingshu took a deep breath.
‘Shuang’er, she seems to be the most obedient, but although she looks gentle on the outside, she has her own persistence and principles in her heart, and she will definitely not agree to such a ridiculous request.’
‘Qu Feiyan is a pretty good candidate. She is a quirky nature. Although she is young, she has a very relaxed attitude, and indifferent moral values. After hearing my proposal, she will probably agree…’
Noticing Song Qingshu’s ever-changing expressions, Dongfang Muxue felt a chill, “Hey, your mind is full of disgusting thoughts. No matter how you play, I only have one request.”
“What?” Song Qingshu looked blank.
“You can’t let other women pretend to be me… or I’ll kill you pair of dogs!” Dongfang Muxue could very well imagine that sooner or later Song Qingshu would make that woman pretend to be her, and then have her serve him with a submissive attitude. That was something that Dongfang Muxue couldn’t bear the most.
Following her train of thought, Song Qingshu’s eyes lit up, ‘Why didn’t I think of such a great idea!’
However, noticing that Dongfang Muxue’s jade-like face had turned frosty, Song Qingshu chose to be rational as he nodded and agreed, “I’ll just find you directly if I want to do that, why do I have to find someone else to pretend to be you.”
Dongfang Muxue blushed, but strangely didn’t refute his words. The room soon fell into a kind of tacit silence, and suddenly the eunuch shouted from outside the door, “Concubine Ping, requests an audience!”
Dongfang Muxue recovered quickly, and showed a smile, “She’s really doesn’t want to let you and I be alone.”
“Miss Xue is treating a gentleman with a villain’s heart. I am here this time to discuss the serious affairs of the Golden Serpent Camp with Brother Song, and I don’t have the time to talk about matter of love with you.” Xia Qingqing had just passed the door, when she heard what Dongfang Muxue said, and she couldn’t help but confront her back.
“Oh, I’d like to hear more about this so-called serious matter.” Dongfang Muxue didn’t care about Xia Qingqing’s attitude, and instead sat on a nearby chair, as if she was refusing to leave.
Xia Qingqing didn’t understand why she disliked this “Miss Xue” so much. In fact, in her heart, she only wanted to spend the rest of her life with Song Qingshu, and didn’t care if the other party had other women, but every time she saw this woman, Xia Qingqing felt hostility for no reason.
“Brother Song, the Golden Serpent Camp is now torn apart, and no one will accept anyone. It may not be easy for you to take over the Golden Serpent Camp for your own use. I wonder if Brother Song has any clever strategies?” Seeing that Dongfang Muxue didn’t intend to leave, Xia Qingqing stopped caring about her. She didn’t really mind her being here, after all, the three of them were grasshoppers on the same rope from now on.
“Youyou, if I used force to subdue the leaders of the various hills, would they obey me?” Song Qingshu asked.
Xia Qingqing frowned, and firmly shook her head after a moment of contemplation, “I’m afraid it won’t work. Although Big Brother Yuan did win the respect of all mountain leavers by virtue of his martial arts in the past, the more important thing is that they shared many difficulties together. Basically, Big Brother Yuab respected every leaders in the faction. Thanks to that, everyone elected him as the leader.”
“Youyou, I’m afraid you’re embarrassed to say that I was once an enemy of the Golden Serpent Camp. That’s why they won’t accept me.” Song Qingshu laughed.
Xia Qingqing smiled awkwardly. When she heard Song Qingshu say that he wanted her to go back to Shandong to unify the Golden Serpent Camp with him, she suddenly realized the difficulty after the moment of excitement passed.
“What’s so difficult about it? Wouldn’t it be good to let those big and small leaders owe Song Qingshu a big favor?” As the leader of the largest cult in the Central Plains, Dongfang Muxue often saw problems to the point.
“It’s easy to say.” Xia Qingqing coldly snorted.
“It’s not impossible…” Song Qingshu said with a smile, pointing at Dongfang Muxue, “Youyou, could it be that you forgot that we are not fighting alone, and now even the Emperor of the Qing Empire is on our side?”
“What do you mean?” Xia Qingqing thought hard, but unfortunately, she felt that she couldn’t grasp the key point.
“What if the imperial court sent a large army to encircle and suppress the Golden Serpent Camp, how would those mountain leaders react?” Song Qingshu showed a mysterious smile.
“Fear, they would feel both fear and despair!” Xia Qingqing finally understood what Song Qingshu meant, “The mountains leaders of the Golden Serpent Camp are scattered like sand. They are killing each other, and is no longer what they used to be. So there will be collective despair.”
“What if Golden Serpent Princess recommends a ‘savior’ at that time?” Song Qingshu raised his eyebrows triumphantly, as if to point to himself and say that he was the savior.
“With the introduction of the Golden Serpent Princess, those people will more or less accept Song Qingshu. As long as he can lead everyone to defeat the powerful imperial army, Song Qingshu may be able to repeat the actions of the overlord of Western Chu and become famous with one battle.” Dongfang Muxue was a little surprised as she glanced at Song Qingshu, but there was also a kind of sincere appreciation in her heart.
In the past, she considered Song Qingshu as just an interesting young man, but later he became a barely useful partner. It wasn’t until all kinds of shocking events that happened recently that Dongfang Muxue realized that Song Qingshu had grown into a hero that even she couldn’t see through.
“Hey, hey, I don’t like to hear those kind of words anymore. The fate of the overlord of Western Chu was not good.” Thinking of the history where Concubine Yu choose to kill herself so that Xiang Yu wouldn’t be forced to come out of the siege, and finally Xiang Yu dying a tragic death, Song Qingshu let out a long sigh.
“Even if you want to be Xiang Yu, I’m afraid you won’t find a woman who is willing to be Concubine Yu.” Dongfang Muxue glanced at Xia Qingqing with a faux-smile.
Xia Qingqing smiled indifferently, then thought back to her mental state when she had mistakenly thought that Song Qingshu had died, how could this woman possibly understand that lifeless state. She didn’t really want to continue on that topic, so she said, “Let’s talk about serious things… according to Brother Song’s plan, the number of troops sent by the imperial court is the key, if it is too small, it will not be able to deter everyone in the Golden Serpent Camp.”
Xia Qingqing thought hard about Song Qingshu plan, and at the end, she couldn’t help frowning her beautiful eyebrows.
“Of course it has to be like that!” Song Qingshu said firmly, “Even if we can’t get arms enough to stem the stream, we have to get a significant amount at the very least.” (G: Idiom, it means a formidable army.)
Song Qingshu knew very well that his reputation in the Wulin could only be described as a disgrace. His previous act of “attempted assassination” of Kangxi could be said to have been successfully cleared some of the negativity, but if he wanted to go further, he could only establish his image in the hearts of the people through an extremely brilliant victory.
“But that would be too risky.” Xia Qingqing said worriedly, still trying to persuade Song Qingshu to be more cautious.
“This game of chess seems dangerous, but the two players are in the same group. The people in the Golden Serpent Camp who lack information can only be reduced to pawns. If I still lose this game, then I might as well buy a piece of tofu and kill myself.” Song Qingshu said with a smile.
“Miss Xia, don’t worry about him. Throughout the ages, I am afraid that no general could know all the information about the enemy beforehand like him. This little fox, he would never do things that aren’t assured.” Dongfang Muxue felt delighted, and was amazed by Song Qingshu’s plan, but of course she couldn’t stand Xia Qingqing’s long-winded words.
“But there is a fatal loophole in this plan.” Song Qingshu suddenly said in a deep voice.
“What?” Dongfang Muxue and Xia Qingqing asked in unison.
“That is, a certain Miss Xue has unknowingly become one of the chess players. If I am not careful, I might be fooled to death by her.” Song Qingshu quietly looked at Dongfang Muxue.
“That’s why you should curry favor from that Miss, and pray that she won’t play tricks on you.” Dongfang Muxue yawned casually, her gaze was somewhat provocative.
Song Qingshu suddenly showed a smile, “Does Miss Xue still need her injuries to be treated? If she does, I’m not too far away from the capital.”
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