Chapter 12 – Certain death – Part 5

Ling Chang felt the rush from the men cheering and started yelling with the men as tears of joy appeared in her eyes but did not fall. Jun Chen smiled at Ling Chang and decide to join the yelling too which made the town go even wilder while the enemy soldier just walked around like they were death. As the town went silence again and Jun Chen and Ling Chang got their hands back Jiang Chen started to walk against Mei Chen who had been watching it all from a distance. “I guess you forgot to introduce me to this lady, son” Jiang Chen said with a now hoarse voice. “Right, I am sorry father, this is Mei Chen, a young woman that Ling Chang saved while searching for you in town palace” Jun Chen said with pride in his voice over Ling Chang but his face quickly changed as a confused face appeared Jiang Chen face but as he was just about to open his mouth Mei Chen opened hers and replied “Yes, she is a wonderful fighter and I would not be able to meet you, my lord if she did not save me for three soldiers who did not have any sweet plans with me I am sure” and then she kissed the hand of Jiang Chen while she bowed well aware that he was blind. Jiang Chen face quickly turned happy again and he replied “Forgive me, my mind was somewhere else for a moment, I am glad that you are safe from the enemy as well” and then he walked on as rain stopped falling and the evening sun appeared.

Chapter 12 – Certain death – Part 4

The happiness in the voice was not mistaken and soon the men around them started yelling of joy too and it spread out thought the town like a wind. In the middle of it all stood Jun Chen in silence, not because he was not happy like his father but still his mind wondered what they was celebrating. He looked at Ling Chang who had noticed his silence and had turned silence herself but before they could say anything to each other the men around them noticed their silence and just as quick as the joy had spread a silence followed living Jiang Chen, the only one yelling for a while before he also turned quiet. “What is wrong? Did I do something bad?” Jiang Chen said as his hands tried to find his son again and when he reach Jun Chen opened his mouth gentle, making sure that he did not hurt his father. “Sorry father, I am happy but I am also sad as I am not sure what we are celebrating as we have lost many good men and the war is far from over” Jun Chen managed to say before Jiang Chen fingers made him quiet and close his mouth. “You are right, you are right my son… the war is far from over but you and Ling Chang still stand strong like pillars caring the whole world and I may be blind but my other senses tells me about your love” Ling Chang and Jun Chen looked confused at each other but kept silence as Jiang Chen continue “Yes, you love each other so much that even a blind man can see it, so the party tonight is not only to celebrate the death but to celebrate the living and love too so before more death happens let me weed you tonight.” Ling Chang was both happy and sad on the same time as she had lost everyone in her family but with the help of Jun Chen and emperor Jiang Chen, she would now have a new family. Ling Chang tried to find the words but instead she felt Jun Chen hand taken hers and they looked at each other for a while as Jiang Chen hand also reach them. In one thought and movement they held the hands up in the sky and without any words from them the joy and happiness returned in the town as the people started yelling once more.

Chapter 12 – Certain death – Part 3

Jiang Chen held a shaking hand out and said “Where are you standing son?” And the horrors of what had happened to him appeared on the faces on all the nearby people. “I am here, father” Jun Chen answered calm while he took the shaking hand and place on his head so his blind father could feel him. “What they did do to you?” Jun Chen calm voice was gone and anger had taken its place while tears ran down his check. “I will spare you all the details but we have to find a way to remove the pest from our grounds” Jiang Chen said as he check the face of Jun Chen for any injuries and a small smile appeared on his face when he knew that his son was whole. “What about the Ling Chang? Is the daughter of my most trusted general, is she still alive too” Jiang Chen said and Jun Chen did not answer but instead he took his father’s hand and moved it over to Ling Chang who gave Lei to a soldier to keep him standing while she allowed the hand to play her face. “Yes, my lord. I am alive as well and ready to serve you just as my father before” Ling Chang said as the hand started touching her and the smile of Jiang Chen grew even bigger. “I know the war is far from over but let us celebrate tonight” Jiang Chen yelled out in joy.

Chapter 12 – Certain death – Part 2

Suddenly a soldier came running to Jun Chen and broke in conversation “My lord, I have good news” the soldier said quickly and as it was first time for Jun Chen to be called my lord, he did know what to reply at first so Lei broke the silence for the waiting man. “Do not wait for our new lord to wake up… speak up this good news you bring” The soldier looked confused at first before he almost yelled out the news “We have found your father, emperor Jiang Chen” Jun Chen broke in “Yes, I know he is laying somewhere back here, I still have not gotten a chance to see him” he said and tears started to appear in his eyes. “My lord, that is not your father, some of the other soldiers who was searching the palace have found him and they are bring him here as fast as they can” The soldier continued in a more calm voice. “Do not lie to me, I know I watched Gang Chen kill him in front of me” Jun Chen snapped as tears started to run from his eyes but before the soldier continue a known voice broke in. “Are you saying I am death, my son?” Jiang Chen said with a dry voice. Ling Chang turned against the voice and the body could only be the one of his father but how was this possible, now two of the three ghosts has been alive and he worried that the last one was alive too so before he continued to let the emotions control him, he yell “check the body of Hui Wen and makes sure he gets all help he needs if he is alive” before Jiang Chen dry voice continued “Is this how you greet your father after so long time alone, in darkness and any knowledge if you were alive or death” Jun Chen bowed to his father as the first tears hit the wooden floor and the other men around them bowed too. “I am sorry father, but I had a vision of your ghost after your lookalike was killed by Gang Chen, sorry I failed you father”

Chapter 12 – Certain death – Part 1

Funanai, the town was a mess and even that the rain have been falling heavy since the fighting, it still have not put out all the fires but instead most of the blood had disappeared making it look like the death was sleeping. Jun Chen looked over the market before closing his eyes and whispered “I will revenge them all father, and become a great leader like you and our family before” He kept his eyes closed and enjoyed the silence the rain brought. Ling Chang had been busy helping the remaining resistance as for unknown reasons the many enemy soldiers had lost their will or mood to fight after Gang Chen had been killed by Mei Chen doing the fight against Jun Chen. Jun Chen prick up his ears as the silence from the rain was broken by horses traveling thought the mud. “Prepare yourself” He yelled as he look around to figure out where the sounds came from but it was Ling Chang who caught them first. “There they are” she yelled and pointed as the first horse entered the market from the south, which luckily was one of the more defendable place. The ridders stopped and a lone ridder continued to ride against the centre and Jun Chen quickly sent signals to the men to be ready for anything bad. The ridder was soon as within ear reach and Jun Chen yelled “Who goes there?” And ridder stopped the horse in the same, to step off it. “Don’t your eyes tell me who I am, Jun Chen?” the ridder yelled back before taking off the hood and revealed a man. A smile of Jun Chen face appeared and he yelled back “Zhihao, I though you was lost doing the campaign of Gang Chen” and Jun Chen signalled to his men that all was good. “Gang Chen took us by surprise but we still managed to save around 50 men, most of the injured by now” Zhihao yelled back while he looked down at the death people laying everywhere. The two men hugged. “Looks like you had a party without us, where are you father so we talk about reclaim the country” Zhihao said leaving Jun Chen in silence as for a moment he had forgotten all about the death of his father. “I…” Jun Chen tried to say the words but they died on his tongue so he closed his eyes and tried again “I.. I am the leader now that my father is here no more” and the smile on both mens face disappeared and Zhihao replied calmly “I am sure you father will be proud of you as a leader of this great country when we are done with those evil kids” Ling Chang walked slowly against the two men as Lei need help to get around now. “Lei, I thought you was also among the death” Zhihao said and the smiled returned again even it was not at the same hight as before. “I won’t be death before the dragons comes for me, haha” Lei replied gentle.