Chapter 10 – Execution – Part 13

“What are you doing, Jun Chen” Ling Chang said almost crying and tried to get the attention of Jun Chen. She could feel the sword playing her skin even that Hui Wen was doing his best to keep it from hurting her. “Leave Ling Chang alone” Hui Wen yelled and without warning was Jun Chen attacking but even that Hui Wen had been seemly defenceless he still managed to block the attack and force Jun Chen away from Ling Chang who quickly stood up. Her eyes was red from the tears that had started to run faster and faster and suddenly Jun Chen came back to himself. “Sorry, sorry, sorry” He said as the sword fell to the ground and Hui Wen Lowed the sword before asking “What happened to you” and Jun Chen looked at them for a moment in silence before he answered. “I just dreamt of my father and he was not my father… He killed us both and guess my feelings for me made me hurt you… Sorry, sorry, sorry” Hui Wen looked at him and returned his sword to the sheath before returning to the sight post to make sure that they were still safe. Ling Chang bowed down and picked up Jun Chen’s sword before handing him it gentle while the tears slowly became fewer. They hugged each other for a while before another female voice broke in “So this is your sister?” And Jun Chen who just thought they had been alone the three of them pulled his sword once more and pointed it against the woman before he lowered it once more when he noticed that it was the lady Mei Chen from the time of searching after Ling Chang. “Mei… Mei Chen?” He managed to say while he tried to make his sword enter the sheath. Mei Chen just nodded and Ling Chang could feel the tension between them so she quickly broke in before they had any chance to continued their talk. “I found her inside the palace, if you remember sending me inside that” Jun Chen said but Jun Chen was too focused on Mei Chen to answered her so Ling Chang continued a bit higher “We searched the palace and ended up figure out that your father has already been taking to the execution grounds” and the rough speaking made a drop of blood fall form her check. Jun Chen finally noticed her speaking and answered “Sorry, I am still confused from the dream” while trying to sound like it was not Mei Chen who had taken his focus. But Ling Chang being a girl knew it was a small lie so she turned around a bit annoyed before continuing “I presume that you have meet before so I do not have to introduce you to each other” she replied angry, making Jun Chen quickly understand what he had done wrong so he hold around her and an answered quickly and honest “Sorry, I won’t keep it a secret anymore, but I meet her when Hui Wen and I was searching for you when you was gone” Ling Chang could not decide if she wanted to be angry or not so she turned around and before she knew it was Jun Chen playing her cheek and at first she was thinking about kissing him but the words form his mouth made her understand what was happening. “Sorry for hurting you” Jun Chen said as he cleaned the blood of her cheek and Ling Chang could feel the pain form the wound as she noticed the blood but being in sight of another made her stop herself from screaming. “Don’t it hurt” Jun Chen asked and Ling Chang just shocked her head trying to hide the pain. Hui Wen who had been focusing on keeping their place a secret suddenly asked “Are you ready to go?” Making Jun Chen stop cleaning Ling Chang and return to focus. “Yes” he replied but before he could pull his sword was Mei Chen breaking the focus “I know I am a woman but are you sure you know what you are doing” she said gentle, making both Jun Chen and Hui Wen listen. “What do you mean” Hui Wen asked gentle from his spot without looking against her. “Gang Chen has been burning the town down like a spoiled child and I am sure that the execution grounds won’t just be him and a few soldiers but his entire army, maybe more if he has gotten any backup” Mei Chen continued and the words had even made Hui Wen turn away from his spot against her before replying “first step of preventing a trap is knowing it is there and release it” Hui Wen said and looked a bit cold at Mei Chen before warming up a bit and replying “What do you know that we don’t” Mei Chen smiled before kneeling on the ground and started to draw the market place on the ground. “This is the market place” She started before drawing soldiers and the execution grounds. “This is where their will be guards and here we will find Jiang Chen if he still are alive by the time we are ready to strike” Mei Chen continued before Ling Chang broke in as she was a bit jealous “How do you know those things?” Ling Chang asked and Mei Chen turned against her and smiled once more “You was the one who saved me from the men inside the palace, but do you really think that they was only going to play with me?” Mei Chen asked before answering the question herself without giving Ling Chang a chance to answer “No, I am a spy… trying to save the emperor just as you are” making the other looks at her with big eyes but no one said anything, making her continued the drawing. “This is were Gang Chen and his most trusted men will be… we have to kill him and his leaders to destroy the army he has or we don’t have a chance to save Jiang Chen… I suggest that we comes from the southern entrance to the market and this way take them by surprise” Hui Wen nods and points out the fewer gaurds on Mei Chen drawing. “Yes, that will be a great idea… we will have a big change to do great damage while saving Jiang Chen” He said just as a male scream is heard from outside the house. In the next the door hit ground with a loud slam and in comes 6 soldiers “In the name of new emperor, hereby under arrest” a soldier yells but instead of just giving up Jun Chen and Hui Wen pulls their swords and stands in front of the women while ruining the drawing. “No” Hui Wen yells back to the soldier who laughing pulls his sword and replies “Good thing, the emperor does not care if you are brought to him death or alive” the remain soldiers pulls their swords too and soon the fight is starting. Ling Chang pulls her sword and points at Mei Chen “I knew you was a traitor” who quickly replies “I am not… Look out” and in the next a soldier attack Ling Chang but Ling Chang is already raging and kills the solider before he can strike. “Thanks” Ling Chang manages to say to Mei Chen who watch her with great terror before Ling Chang attacks another soldier like she was a soldier herself. The small room makes it impossible for anyone to escape and Ling Chang kills the next one by making fly into the fire and soon the fight is much more even. Jun Chen kills a soldier himself while Hui Wen deals with the rest before yelling “We need to attack to save the emperor now or he will be death before we get a second chance” Ling Chang returns to normal and the four of them starts walking against the markets place. Mei Chen is both amazed and scared of what just happened to Ling Chang so she quietly ask her “What happened back there?” And at first Ling Chang is confused before she gets the question and replies “Oh… my father wanted a boy so he trained me but some times a rage take over and make me able to defend myself even against the most terrifying enemies” Mei Chen makes big eyes but keeps her calm. “Great, guess I am the only defenceless one here” she replied which make Ling Chang laugh as they continue walking against the markets place. As they reach the market they spilt up to kill the three guards form Mei Chen’s map but there is no one there and the smoke from the burning houses makes it almost impossible to see the execution grounds. They are back together and Ling Chang is the first to speak again “The guard was not there” and before Jun Chen and Hui Wen can answer her a loud yelling voice breaks in. “Welcome friends, welcome to your death” and they makes a small circle around Mei Chen while trying to figure out where the voice came from.

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