This chapter was edited by ororomunroe90
Chapter 79 Princess Bao Zhu’s good calculation (1)
After the toss and turn of the day, Feng Cang laid in a bucket of bubble bath at night. Haze and mist were around him. The black water didn’t reach his neck. It’s still that pale face with the deep purple eyes. Only now, the eyes had a trace of satisfaction and no longer had the melancholy of the past.
“Ruyi, let Jixiang watch over Wanyan Bao Zhu and Mu Yu Die. If they are disrespectful towards wangfei1, no need to be polite.”
Ruyi retreated. Inside the room, only Jin Mo was left.
“Wangye2, today princess asked me about your illness. I didn’t say anything.”
Jin Mo threw a thick concoction into the barrel.
“She may come personally to ask you one of these days.”
“I got it.”
Feng Cang narrowed his eyes and leaned against the barrel. Thoughtfully, he looked at Jin Mo’s busy figure.
“Before, didn’t you always call her Murong Qi Qi, how come today you changed to princess? After I fainted, what had happened?”
Feng Cang understood Jin Mo’s personality very well. Before, his prejudice towards Murong Qi Qi was very big. However, whenever he mentioned Murong Qi Qi, his attitude was a lot calmer. It’s somewhat unexpected. Surely, something must’ve happened. Otherwise, this poisonous tongue of Jin Mo wouldn’t have changed so much.
“Wangye, I promised princess that I wouldn’t say anything. If wangye is curious, wangye can go ask princess.”
Inside the room, the smell of medicine was very heavy. Feng Cang took a deep breath and slowly let it out. He was very dissatisfied with Jin Mo’s answer. His little wangfei had a secret with another man. No matter how he thought of it, it didn’t feel right.
“I didn’t watch for just a moment. You already have a little secret. Jin Mo, you really know how to take advantage, ah……”
Feng Cang’s tone was exactly like a blaming husband, making Jin Mo get goosebumps all over his body.
“Wangye, I really can’t say. Let princess tell you personally! After what happened today, I feel that princess’s heart is beginning to have wangye. This is something worthy of celebration and let wangye’s pampering towards her not go in vain.”
“Alright! I know you want to change the topic. I won’t ask anymore. How are the things being arranged over there? Will there be any flaws?!”
Feng Cang’s voice took a turn and talked about the tournament of the four countries.
“Wangye, rest assured! Everything in Yongzhou has been arranged. From the three countries, aside from Dong Lu’s missionaries, Xi Qi’s and Nan Feng’s missionaries have also already arrived. They’ve been arranged at the house of the embassy. Everything was done properly. However, this time’s tournament seems a little different from the last time. Some people of the jianghu3 came. Some are even high expert martial artists. Yesterday, Gui Yan (Ghost Eye) discovered that the head of Wu Ji Gong, Zhao Lang is in Yongzhou…….”
Hearing this, Feng Cang slowly opened his eyes. His mouth revealed a faintly discernible smile. A strand of black hair hung on his forehead. He gently blew away the hair, revealing that too beautiful face.
“Zhao Lang? What did he come to do? Is his old lover not in Yanjing? Could it be that he switched to someone new?”
The sarcasm in Feng Cang’s voice made Jin Mo smile. The words coming from his mouth became more vicious: “Presumably! The crown prince’s body is so thin that it may no longer satisfy him. Occasionally, he needs to change his taste!”
“Jin Mo, you’re evil……” Feng Cang laughed but his eyes burst with coldness.
“The claw of Wu Ji Gong is really long, to have even stretched to my territory……let Gui Yan continue to watch closely. I don’t like someone committing evil under my eyes.”
It’s the same as what Jin Mo said. After Feng Cang finished bathing, changed into clean clothes and went back to his room, Murong Qi Qi was already waiting inside for him. She really couldn’t wait till the next day to know the answer. So, she directly waited in the room and wanted to know all about what Feng Cang had experienced.
“Qing Qing, it’s so late. How come you are not resting?”
Seeing that Murong Qi Qi, with one hand supporting her chin, napping lightly, Feng Cang felt heartache. He went forward and took her into his embrace. His big hands held her small hands to give her warmth.
“Wangye, how come you only come back now, ah?!”
Murong Qi Qi rubbed her eyes. She waited for a long time and was somewhat sleepy. So, she took a nap. Now seeing Feng Cang, Murong Qi Qi spirited up. She leaned against his arms and smelled the scent coming from his body.
“Hehe, could it be that Qing Qing can no longer wait till the wedding night and intends to get the deed done in advance?”
Feng Cang was so much in love with this ignorant Murong Qi Qi. His lips gently swept her facial features and locked her in his embrace.
“Not at all!”
Feng Cang’s joke let Murong Qi Qi wake up. Seeing the laughter in his eyes, Murong Qi Qi picked up Feng Cang’s chin. She looked carefully at his face. While looking, she praised: “Zeze, wangye, you really look like a feast to the eyes. If it wasn’t because I saw that you’re very tired today, I won’t mind eating you up! Now, should we not talk about your problem?”
“Problem? What kind of problem do I have?”
Feng Cang continued to play the fool, but his heart felt as sweet as eating honey. She was worried about him. That’s why she waited here for so long! Jin Mo was indeed right. Now, her heart did have him. That’s why she cared.
“Not allowed to play the fool. Not allowed to change the topic. I want to know who harmed you!”
Murong Qi Qi’s expression became serious. She stared at that pair of charming phoenix eyes of Feng Cang with a very solemn expression.
“Tell me the problem about your body in full details! Not allowed to conceal anything! Otherwise……”
He was used to seeing the gentle and docile appearance of Murong Qi Qi. It’s the first time he saw her acting so serious.
Seeing that Feng Cang still wanted to pretend to be confused and wishing to hide it from her, Murong Qi Qi supported her chin and smiled sweetly: “I heard that many handsome guys will come to the tournament of the four countries. I don’t know if that’s true or not. By then, I should take a good look to see if there are some who are pleasing to the eyes……”
Not waiting for Murong Qi Qi to finish, Feng Cang immediately surrendered.
“Qing Qing is mine! You’re only allowed to look at me and not allowed to look at others!”
“Very well! Then tell me, who harmed you like this?!”
The thought of Feng Cang’s appearance earlier in the day and all those poisons inside his body, Murong Qi Qi’s eyes turned a bit colder. The one who harmed Feng Cang was so vicious. If they found him, they should stab and cut him a thousand times. Must pay that person, what Feng Cang had to bear, a thousand times, ten thousand times back!
“I don’t know about the fetal poison, but the cold poison and the gu poison is like this.”
Feng Cang hugged Murong Qi Qi. His gentle voice revealed a coldness.
It turned out that battle at Yandang mountain fifteen years ago, Feng Cang also followed behind his parents. That night, Feng Xie was defeated. The army of Xi Qi entered the city. They killed and robbed. Feng Xie with his wife, under the escort of the eagle troop were about to leave, but they didn’t expect that someone would drug the food on the road and let everyone faint. When Feng Cang opened his eyes, he was in the city, surrounded by a vast sea of fire.
“When I woke up once again, I was already in the ice lake of Yandang mountain. I was woken up by the bone-piercing cold water of the lake. The vines in the lake were tied around my feet. I couldn’t move. Five days later, I was rescued.”
Feng Cang’s voice was very slow. He didn’t describe the tragic fire and didn’t describe the tragic story of the ice lake. He only spoke the facts with a peaceful tone.
Murong Qi Qi had heard about the ice lake of Yandang mountain. That’s a thousand-years-old cold deep pool. All year round, it’s a bone-piercing cold. Fifteen years ago, Feng Cang was only ten years old. He actually stayed in the ice lake for five days and nights! Is this what a child is able to bear?!
Thinking till here, Murong Qi Qi turned and hugged Feng Cang.
“Everything is fine now. Everything is in the past! Everything is fine now……”
Murong Qi Qi acting like she was coaxing a child, made Feng Cang’s heart warm up.
“Qing Qing, I’m fine. It’s been so many years. I’m already accustomed to it.”
“Then what about the gu? Who put it in you?”
“I don’t know.”
Feng Cang shook his head.
“Not long after I returned to the capital, I got the gu. The emperor invited the imperial physician to come for treatment. The result was that’s a Motherchild gu. Only after finding the mother gu, can the child gu be completely gotten rid of. It’s just that I’ve searched for so many years, I still don’t know where the mother gu is. Presumably, it’s in the hands of the one who put the gu in me!”
After knowing the whole story, Murong Qi Qi frowned.
“Wangye, from your story, great general Feng Xie and princess Ming Yue may have not committed suicide. To be able to get close to your food and drug you, it should be someone close. It’s your own people! It’s just why would your own people do that? Who is the one behind it?”
Murong Qi Qi’s questions pointed out the key. Feng Cang pinched Murong Qi Qi’s nose.
“Why are you more powerful than the bailiffs? Those who followed my parents that day have all been murdered, aside from the palace maid Cai Hua who followed my mother for twenty years. She disappeared……”
It turned out to be like that! Sure enough, it was someone close to them! Murong Qi Qi suddenly realized that there were new questions that confused her: “What about Cai Hua? Has she been caught? Did she confess? Who is the one behind all of this? Why are the rumors telling another story?”
Murong Qi Qi threw questions, one after another, at Feng Cang, making him feel a bit overwhelmed.
“I also suspect that it is Cai Hua, but I’ve searched for so many years and still haven’t found her. As for why the rumors are like that; it’s because in the burned ruins, they found the bodies of my parents. My father was in a posture of committing suicide and my mother had burned to ashes. That’s why they say my father felt guilty towards Bei Zhou and committed suicide. My mother followed her husband…….”
“So, it was like that……”
Hearing the things that happened that year from Feng Cang, Murong Qi Qi could only imagine what kind of horrors it had been. The hands holding Feng Cang held him tighter. There were so many things that had happened which were hidden!
“Wangye, didn’t you tell the emperor the matter about your parents? Why don’t you ask the emperor to find the one responsible?”
“When I came back to the capital, I was seriously ill and had been recuperating in the residence. By the time I could stand up again, the emperor had already told the world about my parents. No one would believe the words of a ten-years-old. Besides, this is my matter. I want to personally catch the one responsible!”
That’s right, ah. At that time, Feng Cang was only ten-years-old! Ten-years-old; he needed to bear the death of both parents and bear the cold poison and gu poison. How much courage did that require, ah?!
“Wangye, let the matters of the past go with the wind! From now on, I’ll be at your side and accompany you to face all the things!”
Murong Qi Qi took the initiative to intertwine their fingers together.
“We’ll take revenge for great general and princess Ming Yue together and pull out the one behind all of this!”
At this time, Murong Qi Qi’s body distributed a firm light, making Feng Cang be in a daze.
Feng Cang clenched his hands. His eyes also became firm…….
Yongzhou was located in the south of Bei four states and bordered with Dong Lu, Nan Feng and Xi Qi. Recently, because of the tournament of the four countries, Yongzhou became lively. Early in the morning, Yongzhou’s governor Meng Tian Qi led a group of men to wait at the city gate because today, Nan Lin wang Feng Cang would arrive with Bei Zhou’s missionaries.
After waiting till noon, the entourage finally arrived. Meng Tian Qi went to Feng Cang’s carriage and bowed respectfully: “This humble official greets wangye!”
“You can stand up!”
Across the curtain came the voice of Feng Cang which revealed laziness and a trace of majesty, making people unable to resist.
Meng Tian Qi stood up and looked at the carriage carefully.
“This humble servant did as wangye ordered and cleaned up Meixiang yuan4 as a temporary residence for wangye and princess Zhao Yang while staying in Yongzhou. Wangye, will you first go to Meixiang yuan or to the government office?”
Meng Tian Qi retreated to one side. Only after the carriage moved further away, did his slightly bent back straighten up.
Meixiang yuan was a very quiet place. It’s known for its garden full of red plums. This became Feng Cang’s and Murong Qi Qi’s residence.
The contestants were placed in a house with a courtyard not far away. Without those irksome butterflies, Murong Qi Qi was in a very good mood. These past few days, she had been studying Feng Cang’s disease with Jin Mo. The cold poison was not difficult to treat. Only needed to focus on nursing back to health. It’s just that the gu poison and cold poison were mutually restraining each other in Feng Cang’s body. To cure these two, they could only wait till they find the mother gu. Destroying the mother gu and at the same time removing the gu poison and the cold poison.
As for the fetal poison, it’s what Murong Qi Qi found difficult. Murong Qi Qi had never seen such a fetal poison like the one in Feng Cang’s body before.
At Moyu, she had gotten to know many poisonous creatures and also many poisons. However, she had never seen something like the one in Feng Cang’s body. In the ordinary course of events, godfather collected different kind of poisons from the four countries, Moyu should be the largest poison base in the world. She actually didn’t know what kind of poison that fetal poison was.
“Princess, do you have a clue?”
These past few days, Jin Mo and Murong Qi Qi moved frequently together. He recognized this little junior sister and also knew that Murong Qi Qi wouldn’t do Feng Cang any harm, so he was much better towards her. However, deep down in his heart, he was still very skeptical about Murong Qi Qi’s abilities.
Only when he got to spend more time with Murong Qi Qi and she revised his prescription and also gave him comments about how to improve things, did Jin Mo believe his master’s eyes. He also had gotten to know that this little junior sister did have some real abilities. That’s why, he was more pleasant now towards Murong Qi Qi from the bottom of his heart.
“Senior brother, there’s some weirdness with this poison. At least, I’ve never seen it before.”
Murong Qi Qi saying that was in the expectations of Jin Mo. In the past, when he was at master’s side, he also saw many poisonous things. However, he couldn’t do anything to the fetal poison. He could only try to suppress it.
How would Jin Mo know that Murong Qi Qi spent five years at Moyu and was a master in poisons. Her understanding of poisons was better than him. Since Murong Qi Qi didn’t recognize this poison, then it really was a big deal.
“There are many remedies from the folk and also many unique poisons. As long as we don’t give up, we’ll find a cure. Princess, don’t have to worry too much……”
“It’s been hard on senior brother!”
Murong Qi Qi didn’t tell Jin Mo her identity as Du Xian Er. Godfather loved poisons more than life. He liked to collect various poisons. Whether it’s from the folks or from the imperial court, as long as it’s related to poisons, he’ll think of a thousand ways to get it. Moyu’s collection of poisons; if there weren’t a thousand, then there’ll definitely be more than nine hundred.
Following godfather, hearing and watching, Murong Qi Qi inherited everything from him. She knew every poison inside Moyu and also knew how to make the antidote for every one of them. In other words, in the four countries, there were no poisons that’s difficult for Murong Qi Qi. If there was, then that poison didn’t come out from the mainland!
- The mainland consists of the four countries: Xi Qi, Bei Zhou, Nan Feng and Dong Lu.
Now, hovering in Murong Qi Qi’s mind was where exactly did the fetal poison in Feng Cang come from. If it really came from a foreign country, did it have anything to do with Peng Lai island? This Peng Lai island didn’t have many dealings with the mainland. However, it had marriage alliances with Dong Lu. Does this matter also involve Dong Lu?
Even if Murong Qi Qi thought till her head was about to explode, she couldn’t think of where this poison had come from. She could only think of a way with Jin Mo to stabilize Feng Cang’s condition.
Murong Qi Qi and Feng Cang living alone together in Meixiang yuan made Wanyan Bao Zhu very jealous. She had seen that Meixiang yuan. A bright red full garden. Very nice to look at. Besides, everywhere had a nice fragrance. Even just passing by, the body would catch a thin layer of plum scent. It’s an excellent place.
Originally, Wanyan Bao Zhu wanted to live in Meixiang yuan. She didn’t expect, the moment she opened her mouth, she was directly rejected by Feng Cang, making her very embarrassed and also hate Murong Qi Qi even more in her heart.
There were still a few days left before the tournament. Seeing that Feng Cang had gone to the venue, Wanyan Bao Zhu and Mu Yu Die came to Meixiang yuan to invite Murong Qi Qi out for a stroll in Yongzhou.