Chapter 68: A pipe dream

The Blood Saber Elder’s face became more and more ugly, and he snorted but didn’t say much. Then he tied up Wei Xiaobao and returned to the camp.

Wei Xiaobao knew that his words worked, because he saw that the Blood Saber Elder immediately found Shangjie, then the two pointed and whispered to each other.

“Elder, I think what that kid said is reasonable.” Shangjie’s expression was full of uncertainty.

“Then how about we take him back to the Mongolian grassland?” The Blood Saber Elder’s eyes flashed.

“It’s just that Yuan Chengzhi’s martial arts is too high, and now I’m also hurt by Song Qingshu’s sword qi. I’m afraid you and I will not be able to escape.” In the last battle, Song Qingshu pierced his principal mudra with his sword, so Shangjie had already suffered a lot. His internal injuries were really severe.

“What about this old man?” With a long laugh, Hong Antong came out from the shadows. It turned out that he had been coveting the Sutra of Forty-two Chapters in Wei Xiaobao’s possession, so he didn’t want to watch him die.

It’s a pity that he was alone here. Neither the Blood Saber Elder nor Shangjie was inferior to him, and Yuan Chengzhi’s martial arts was significantly higher than him. So he dared not to act rashly for a while. Due to that he had to pay attention to the movement of the Blood Saber Elder and Shangjie. And when he heard the content of their conversation, he couldn’t resist jumping out of joy.

Seeing the three old foxes whispering to each other in the distance, Wei Xiaobao breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that his little life was finally saved. If they were to take him to Mongolia, he might not die. Maybe he will be able to survive for a while in Mongolia with his gift of the gab. It was also not impossible for the Seventh Prince to let himself go. Thinking of his future, Wei Xiaobao couldn’t resist giggling on his own.

On the other side, Song Qingshu was tied to a temporary pillar, and on the surface his face looked wilted. But in fact, he was secretly circulating his true qi and hitting the acupoints all over his body according to the method of unsealing the acupoints in the Nine Yin Scripture.

Suddenly a sweet scent wafted to his nose. Feeling his rapidly beating heart, Song Qingshu opened his eyes and saw a light green skirt dangling in front of him. He looked up and said, “It turns out that it is Miss Youyo… Ah no, Madame Yuan.”

“How is your injury?” Xia Qingqing frowned lightly, thinking that he was hit by Hong Antong’s hand before and was also injured in the hands of the other two, so she couldn’t help but look worried.

“Thank you Madame Yuan for your concern. I’m just feeling a little faint and won’t die for a while.” Song Qingshu leaned back on the pillar and looked at Xia Qingqing with a playful expression, “May I know why Miss Youyou didn’t come to see me?”

Her face blushed with a shade of red. But she felt relieved that he didn’t pierce that layer of barirer, so Xia Qingqing took the opportunity to pretend to be dumb, “Miss Youyou hates you so much, how could it be possible for her to see you again.”

“Haah, after saying goodbye that day, I’m afraid there will be no time for this Song and Youyou to see each other again.” Song Qingshu understood that that day it was only Xia Qingqing acting as a courtesan in order to lure Wei Xiaobao. Looking at Xia Qingqing, who was now dignified and generous, Song Qingshu realized that the famous courtesan of Spring Beauty Pavilion, who was naturally charming and enchanting had disappeared forever.

“Humph!” During the two days she was alone, Xia Qingqing couldn’t help but feel stunned every time she recalled the scene of her intimate actions with him in her mind. Although the two of them did not cross that final barrier, the feeling of mingling with each other, body and soul made that experience unforgettable forever.

In addition, she quite liked Song Qingshu’s image of a graceful and suave scholarly young master. So, although she was angry that he had taken advantage of her, she still had a lot of affection for him in her heart.

Therefore, afterwards, when she realized that there was something in the wine, she didn’t suspect that it was his doing. She inferred that it was a mischievous trick the Spring Beauty Pavilion used to service their guests.

“I couldn’t finish some snacks, and I feel that it’s a pity to throw them away. Seeing that you are being so pitiful here, I will treat you as a little cat and puppy. You are benefitting here.” Xia Qingqing put a wooden box full of snacks beside him. Then turned around to leave.

“Madame, please stay.” Looking at Xia Qingqing who turned around in amazement, Song Qingshu gestured with a wry smile, “Look at my situation. I am now tied up and can’t move a muscle.”

“Do you want me to loosen the rope for you?” Xia Qingqing was not a fool either, and shook her head, “Your martial arts is too high, I don’t want to risk it.”

“How can I embarrass Madame?” Song Qingshu’s eyes were full of reminiscence, “I just thought that if Miss Youyou was by my side, she would definitely feed me gently.”

Xia Qingqing’s complexion was fluctuating, but this ambiguous stimulus made her feel excited. After hesitating for a moment, she squatted down beside him, and picked up a piece of sweet-scented osmanthus cake with her two green jade-like fingers. When Song Qingshu’s lips came closer, she murmured, “This lady is just worried that you will starve to death, so don’t think too much.”

Song Qingshu smiled knowingly, opened his mouth and bit the soft sweet-scented osmanthus cake.

Xia Qingqing’s fingers were quickly taken back as if they were scalded, without giving him a chance to do anything.

Turning his eyes, Song Qingshu pretended to inadvertently ask, “Why didn’t the Madame accompany the Golden Serpent King, but came here to chat with a lowly prisoner?”

“A middle-aged scholar came to see Brother Yuan. They are having a secret meeting in the main tent. I don’t understand the discussion. I felt bored, so I just went outside to get some fresh air.” Xia Qingqing’s face flushed. In fact, she took the opportunity to give Song Qingshu something to eat. She didn’t know why she did it, she just subconsciously wanted to get close to Song Qingshu.

Of course, it wasn’t that Xia Qingqing was fascinated by Song Qingshu’s shocking domineering spirit, and mindlessly fell in love with him.

She was doing it just out of a playful mentality. She enjoyed the feeling of speeding up her heart, it was like walking on a steel wire. If Song Qingshu really wanted to do anything to her, she would never let him succeed.

“Ah!” As Xia Qingqing was lost in her thoughts, her two fingers were caught by the man before her. The moist sucking sensation coming from her fingertips shocked her, she quickly stood up and glared at Song Qingshu with her ears burning in shame.

“No matter how sweet the sweet-scented osmanthus cake is, it can never taste better than Madame’s slender hands.” Song Qingshu stared at her without showing any weakness, his voice full of flirtation.

‘Xia Qingqing, you are really crazy!’ Shaking her head fiercely, and  looking at the hateful appearance of this man, Xia Qingqing suddenly stretched out her leg to kick Song Qingshu’s waist. Then she lifted her fragrant skirt and ran away.

“Oh, you can’t kick a man around that place. If Madame’s kick harms the happiness of certain people, you will have to take responsibility.” Song Qingshu’s ridiculous laughter came from behind her.

Watching Xia Qingqing’s disappearing back, Song Qingshu said with a wry smile, “I still can’t get rid of my flirting problem.”

He thought of his previous life in his company. He used to flirt with beautiful subordinates in this way. Song Qingshu looked at the majestic mountains in the distance, leaned back on the pillar behind him, and sighed, ‘I have been in this world for so long. My new lifestyle and habits make me more and more afraid. I fear that when I wake up, I will only treat the memory of my previous life as a dream. Only in this way, I will not forget who I am.’

In the main tent, Yuan Chengzhi looked at a man of great prestige in the wulin with a shocked expression, “What! Wei Xiaobao is a member of the Heaven and Earth Society?”

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