“One gets lonely while living in the palace, and the company of many beautiful ladies is always more interesting than living alone.” Song Qingshu neither admitted nor denied.
Seeing that Song Qingshu was concentrating on healing, Xia Qingqing who was tense all night, suddenly relaxed. She felt sleepy, and lay down on the bed, tightened the quilt, and looked at Song Qingshu who was sitting on the edge of the bed vigilantly: “I have something to say first. I am only in the same bed with you because of an emergency today. If you have an evil intention later, I’ll cut your hands and feet.”
“Don’t worry, my lower abdomen has been injured. Even if I have bad thoughts, I don’t have the ability to do bad things.” Song Qingshu didn’t open his eyes, he concentrated on running his true qi and healed his injuries.
Xia Qingqing was taken aback, and asked in a strange way, “Are you… alright?”
Song Qingshu opened his eyes and looked at her with a playful look, “Then do you want me to get better?”
“I want you to die.” With a blushing face, Xia Qingqing pulled up the quilt and covered her head with her back facing Song Qingshu.
Seeing Xia Qingqing, who has always been charming and dignified, showing the attitude of a young maiden, Song Qingshu couldn’t help but smile knowingly, and continued to return to the state of meditation.
After an unknown time, Zhang Kangnian’s voice suddenly came from outside, “Official Song, the Emperor asked you to meet him in the imperial study.”
When he opened his eyes, Song Qingshu found that the sky was already bright. Looking back, Xia Qingqing was still sleeping soundly. Her long hair covered the blue silk on the pillow naturally. There was a smile on the corner of her mouth, but there was a bit of sadness in her brows. With a sigh in his heart, Song Qingshu knew that she might have been too tired during this time, so he couldn’t bear to wake her up. He left a note beside her pillow, and quietly came out of the house.
“Brother Zhang, long time no see.” Looking at Zhang Kangnian, Song Qingshu felt a need to be kind.
“Don’t call me that way in the future,” Zhang Kangnian smiled, “Official Song is now a higher official than this humble one.”
“Brother Zhang, I’ll be out of my mind if I say that. Anyone with a discerning eye will know that I’m a first-class guard in name only. In the future, when I enter a casino or visit the brothel in the capital, I will need more advice from Brother Zhang.” Song Qingshu said while getting dressed, having a friendly chat with him.
Zhang Kangnian’s expression suddenly relaxed, he smiled and said, “That’s natural. In fact, Official Wei is the expert in this respect…”
The two chatted for a while, and Song Qingshu asked quietly, “May I know why the Emperor suddenly asked for me?”
Zhang Kangnian looked embarrassed, “I don’t know about this either. The Emperor specially ordered me to notify Brother Song, and I naturally came to find you after the emperor’s dismissal.”
‘Could it be that it is related to the assassination attemp incident last night? Or did Dongfang Bubai spill his secret? No, it shouldn’t be. Otherwise, there would be thousands of troops waiting outside the door, not Zhang Kangnian…’ Song Qingshu kept speculating along the way. Then, he soon came before the door of the imperial study.
“Master Song, go in by yourself, I will wait here.”
After saying farewell to Zhang Kangnian, Song Qingshu pushed open the door and entered. When he saw Dongfang Bubai sitting inside, he was shocked.
“A blessed morning, Leader Dongfang.” Song Qingshu said, a little embarrassed.
“The hibiscus tent is warm, and the spring night is short. It seems that Lord Song had an enjoyable night.” Dongfang Bubai glanced at him, but there was no change of expression on his face.
“I would like to thank Leader Dongfang for helping this Song with a certain matter.” Song Qingshu thought to himself that he really did not want to die. If he could grab Dongfang Bubai’s thick thigh and make him an ally from an opponent, then his life would be a lot easier.
“I’m too lazy to care about your filthy matters,” Dongfang Bubai said noncommittally, “By the way, there is something I want to ask you.”
Song Qingshu’s heart jumped, and he replied calmly, “As long as this Song knows, I will answer everything to the best of my knowledge.”
Dongfang Bubai was very satisfied with his attitude and said, “Where did you learn your Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms?”
‘Sure enough!’ Song Qingshu secretly broke into a cold sweat and replied, “It came from the Heaven-Reliant Sword.”
“Oh?” Dongfang Bubai opened his slender phoenix eyes and sighed, “I didn’t expect that the rumors of the Heaven-Reliant Sword and Dragon-Slaying Saber would actually be true. But with just a set of Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms, don’t think you can really rule the wulin, hehe…” (Goblin: Hidden in the blade of the Dragon Saber is the military treatise Book of Wumu by the Song dynasty general Yue Fei. Similarly, concealed in the blade of the Heaven Sword are two scrolls detailing the Nine Yin Manual and Guo Jing’s “Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms”. It is believed that getting either or both of them would allow their wielder to rule the wulin.)
Like a chicken pecking at rice, Song Qingshu nodded his head in agreement: “Compared to the Leader Dongfang’s Sunflower Manual, the Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms is really nothing.” He couldn’t help but wonder, ‘Just the mention of the name Sunflower Manual makes all men feel cold between their legs. “If you want to practice this method, swing a knife from the palace” this sentence should not be fake, but I have never heard that the Sunflower Manual will turn a man into a woman. That feeling of soft touch last night. What da Fu*k! I actually touched the pectoral muscles of a Trans Woman, I feel nauseated…’
Noticing Song Qingshu’s change in expression, Dongfang Bubai said indifferently, “Looking at the expression on Master Song’s face, you don’t seem to be convinced.”
“How dare I! Of course, Leader Dongfang will rule the wulin for thousands of years.” Song Qingshu was taken aback, and the future happenings of the Sun Moon Holy Cult popped out in his mind.
Dongfang Bubai couldn’t help but smile and asked, “Then you should know about others who know the Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms in this world. Who are they?”
“Speaking of the Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms, Xiao Feng, the king of the Southern Liao State, and Guo Jing, from Northern Xia, are naturally the top masters.” Song Qingshu said while paying attention to the other party’s expression.
“Continue.” Dongfang Bubai had already ruled out these two people.
“Shi Huolong, the leader of the Beggars’ Sect in Jiangnan, is rumored to be second only to Xiao Feng and Guo Jing for his achievements in the Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms.” Song Qingshu couldn’t afford to consider too much now, and was trying his best to give himself an escape route.
“Continue.” Dongfang Bubai shook his head secretly, Shi Houlong’s age was not right.
“There are also the Four Great Elders of the Beggars’ Sect, and they know some techniques of the Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms.” At this point Song Qingshu’s back was secretly drenched in sweat.
“Is there anyone younger, let’s see, about the same age as you?” Dongfang Bubai looked at him suspiciously, no matter how he looked at Song Qingshu, this guy looked like that person from last night.
“Uh!” Song Qingshu was almost scared to death, and quickly said, “I heard that Yelu Qi, the number one master of the younger generation of the royal family of the Liao Kingdom. He is also proficient in the Eighteen Dragon Subduing Palms.”
“Yelu Qi?” Dongfang Bubai became thoughtful, and suddenly raised his head and smiled, “Master Song knows a lot about things in the martial arts.”
“That’s natural. I’ll have you know that I have the nickname “Wulin’s All-knowing”, and that’s what I am.” Song Qingshu couldn’t care about bragging at this moment. He just wanted to quickly divert Dongfang Bubai’s attention. Otherwise, the more the other party asked, the more suspicious he would become.
“Hahaha, since Master Song claims to be “Wulin’s All-knowing”, then you will have no problem with this task.” Emperor Kangxi just walked in, and when he heard his words, he couldn’t help laughing.
“May I know what mission it is?” Song Qingshu was stunned, and asked after saluting.
Sitting on the side, Dongfang Bubai looked at the lofty Emperor Kangxi, and humble Song Qingshu. Then he remembered that Emperor Kangxi’s most beloved Concubine Mi was willing to lie under Song Qingshu last night, and his expression could not help becoming a little weird.