“I wonder if Young Master Song has found someone for recommendation?” Situ Bolei looked at him anxiously.
Song Qingshu glanced back at Xia Qingqing, considered her sensitive position in the Golden Serpent Camp, and found it inconvenient to involve her.
Then he hesitated for a moment, shook his head, and said, “Not yet.”
A hint of joy appeared in Situ Bolei’s eyes, “I am willing to recommend the Young Master.”
Although he had received the news from Xia Qingqing in advance, Song Qingshu was still a little shocked. So he asked, “This nomination is of great importance. The senior and I only have a relationship; why would you recommend me?”
Situ Bolei sighed, “Last time, my Wangwu Sect was fortunate to be rescued by the Young Master, and we had received your kindness. That is one of the reasons. Another reason is that the Young Master attempted to assassinate Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, which made a great contribution to the cause. Moreover, the Young Master’s martial arts talents are famous all over the world, and the third reason is…”
Situ Bolei suddenly changed the topic, “Although I have decided to recommend the Young Master, I also hope that the Young Master can agree to me on one condition.”
‘Sure enough, there is no free lunch in the world!’ Song Qingshu smiled bitterly and thought to himself, ‘I am determined to become the Golden Serpent King this time. As long as his conditions are not excessive, I will have to agree…’
Having made up his mind, Song Qingshu asked, “I wonder what the conditions are.”
“Once I recommend the Young Master, no matter what the final success or failure is, in the eyes of others, the fate of our Wangwu Sect will be tied to the Young Master. In order to strengthen this alliance, I hope that the Young Master can marry my disciple.” Situ Bolei suddenly pulled Zeng Rou to his side and pointed at her.
Three exclamations sounded at the same time. The first one was from Zeng Rou. She was silently looking at Song Qingshu when she suddenly heard her master drop this bombshell and was stunned for a moment. At the same time, she was filled with joy and fear. The joy was that she had the opportunity to marry the mand of her dreams, but the fear was that this was so sudden and unreal.
The second exclamation came from Xia Qingqing. Situ Bolei had secretly revealed the news when he came to her camp before. At that time, she was secretly happy, but she didn’t know that the other party actually had such a condition, and Song Qingshu had to marry a member of the Wangwu sect!
Although Xia Qingqing understood that with her status, she might not be able to marry Song Qingshu and could only be his lover in secret, but understanding it was one thing and watching another woman marry him was another thing.
Thinking of that, she couldn’t help but glare at Song Qingshu with a fierce expression.
‘Huh, you said that you had nothing to do with that female disciple. So why is Situ Bolei want to betroth her to you?’
Being a sensitive woman, Xia Qingqing noticed Zeng Rou’s eyes looking at Song Qingshu just now. That girl’s eyes were full of tenderness and admiration, which was something that could not be faked.
The third exclamation came from Song Qingshu. His first reaction was whether Situ Bolei knew about the matter of him teasing Zeng Rou. In the current era of extreme ethics, he had touched her a bit too much.
‘Yes, I did do it…. but, wouldn’t it be too unjust to have me take responsibility by forcing me to marry her just because of that, right?’
However, he quickly got rid of that possibility. After thinking about it carefully, he understood the reason why Situ Bolei wanted to do such a thing.
‘Situ Bolei is definitely doing it as a political investment!’
If Song Qingshu succeeded in the future, it would be a hugely profitable deal, but if he turned his back and refused to recognize their contribution, the Wangwu Sect would lose everything. As the leader of the Wangwu Sect, Situ Bolei naturally had to take some preventive measures.
But understanding that was one thing, and agreeing to it was another.
In fact, there were many heroes in history who succeeded through marriage. Liu Xiu, for example, was handsome, good at fighting, and could move freely among thousands of armies. There were also legends that he also had magical attributes and could summon meteorites from the sky. He was basically a perfect person. Later, in order to get the support of King Zhending of Hebei, he had to marry his niece Guo Shengtong in exchange for a hundred thousand troops under King Zhending. (G: Liu Xiu is the Emperor Guangwu of Han.)
But Song Qingshu had his own pride, and he was unwilling to use marriage to fulfill his pursuit. Liu Xiu’s choice made a sacred bond into a business transaction. In the end, after he became the Emperor, he couldn’t even make his favorite wife Yin Lihua his empress.
Because of that, Liu Xiu hid a resentment in his heart. Later, he found an excuse to punish King Zhending for rebellion and took the opportunity to depose him. Guo Shengtong also lost her husband’s favor and was deposed as well. Liu Xiu finally got his wish and made Yin Lihua the Empress.
Regarding that point, Song Qingshu had always looked down upon Liu Xiu’s behavior. In his opinion, you agreed to marry someone at the beginning, but in the end, you broke your promise and burned the bridge.
Song Qingshu himself thought that he would never be able to do such a thing.
Zeng Rou was a good girl.
Song Qingshu knew that there was no love between him and her, so he didn’t want to marry her and harm her life.
Song Qingshu struggled in his heart for a long time and finally sighed and declined, “Thank you, old hero Situ. You think of me so much, but it’s a pity that this Song is already married.”
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