Hui Chen looked at her like he was uncertain of what just had happened even he had seen her rage before. “Take the bodies and throw them inside this burning building, we cannot leave them here or they might track us” Hui Wen said with a calm voice and started to remove the first while Jun Chen handle the rest as they knew without saying it that they needed a guard. The smoke got thicker and thicker, making the it like walking at night with the flames from the houses lighting up the place like torches. Suddenly a horse is heard and by a quick movement and pure luck they manage to get out of its path without getting noticed as the ridder continues down the street and soon out of sight. “That was close” Hui Wen says as they reappear. “Guess we better walk near the houses to be safe even that heat from the burning houses might be unbearable” He continued before Ling Chang broke in. “What about the mason and my teacher?” It flew out of her mouth, making both Jun Chen and Hui Wen look at her with serious eyes before they turned defeated and they one by one turned back at her. “Did I say something wrong?” Ling Chang continued as she was not sure what was going on but the two men continued to walk like she were not there before it suddenly hit her what was going on and again the words flew out of her mouth. “We have to save them” and even that the words came fast, her mind was made up on it. Hui Wen turned around against her and his eyes was as defeated as before and with a almost silence voice he replied “We have already walked past their homes, you might not have recognised it because of the flames coming from them so I am sorry but we are too late” Ling Chang could feel sadness trying to control her like when she had to leave her mother at home but she wanted to show Hui Wen, she had become strong doing the time they had been in the town so she kept her actions as normal as possible but Jun Chen continued. “I can see right thought you, so no need to act up… I am sorry that we did not get there in time but lets us focus on saving Jiang Chen” Ling Chang did not know what to say so she just nodded without changing her facial expressions.
Ling Chang looks at the hand and the smile and back to the hand again before finally reaching out her own hand and takes the old man’s hand. In the next, she starts screaming of pain as the silence is replaced by yelling voices and in an attempt to keep the voices out of her head, she closes her eyes hard and lets go of the old man’s hand before falling back into the ground which is now wet cold snow.Continue reading
“Why are you yelling?” Ling Chang tried to say after getting her hearing back but the two men was not focused at her at all like they were blinded by rage and continued yelling at each other making Ling Chang leave the screen and try to block the sounds instead. “WHAT REASONS COULD BE BETTER THAN TELLING ME THE TRUTH” Jun Chen yelled while Hui Wen just look at him trying to control his anger, but yelled back “YOU WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND”.Continue reading
“I THOUGHT YOU WAS A GREAT MASTER BUT YOU ONLY CARED ABOUT YOURSELF” Jun Chen yelled making Hui Wen prompted replied “I CARE SO MUCH ABOUT YOU AND LING CHANG THAT EVEN WHEN MY OLD FRIEND ASKED ME FOR HELP I DID NOT REPLY”. “LING Chang? Jun Chen said a bit lower than before as he had forgotten all about and wondered if she was still in bed. Hui Wen noticed his actions and returned to a more normal voice as he started knocking on Ling Chang’s door. “Are you up, Ling Chang?” He tried to sound gentle but the yelled had made his voice hoarse and dry. No answer or sound was heard form inside her room, making Jun Chen push away Hui Wen and they were almost back at fighting again but they managed to stay calm as Ling Chang was more important. “Ling Chang, we are done yelling so please open the door” Jun Chen said as clam and kind he could but no reaction came. Jun Chen lowered his voice so only Hui Wen was able to hear it. “Do you think we need to enter?” He said almost whispering and Hui Wen thought for a moment before nodding before he slowly took a grip in the handle and started to push it down. “We are entering now” Jun Chen said as the door slowly opened and they closed their eyes in case Ling Chang was naked. As the door was fully open and they still had not heard a sound from Ling Chang, they decided to opening their eyes and watched to their horror that the room was empty except for the sculpture, her sword and some of her cloches. “We have to find her and soon as we don’t know who else could find her first” Hui Wen said with shaken voice. “Yes, our discussion can wait” Jun Chen replied but Hui Wen stopped him from running. “No, if it really matters that much to you, we will travel to the palace tomorrow and see if we can save your father without risking too much but first we need to find Ling Chang as she cannot live her on her own.” Hui Wen said with a defeated but firm voice. “thanks, it means a lot to me, that we try” Jun Chen replied smiling and a bit more happy even that the unknown about Ling Chang was taking its toll.
Jun Chen smiled at her when she came out but Hui Wen was not all ready to let her train “You better find some training outfit inside my room” Hui Wen said and pointed at Ling Chang outfit which had turned more feminine doing the training to become a real woman with Fen. Ling Chang just laughed as she knew exactly what he meant, so she ran fast back inside to change. In the meantime was Jun Chen too focus on his thoughts about him and Ling Chang that Hui Wen had to correct his training. “Are you sleeping?” Hui Wen asked while both smiling and sounding rough on the same time. “No” Jun Chen managed to say right before Hui Wen was about to get more rough. “Good, give me some power in those blows instead of the weak ones you do now” Hui Wen said a bit more rough that before but still smiling. Ling Chang appeared on the screen, just in time for Jun Chen to be saved more schooling, her blue training outfit made both men loose focus on what they had talked about. Hui Wen was the first to say something “You do not need your sword today as today I just want to see your strength and powers without one” and Ling Chang placed her sword by her chair and quickly returned in front of Hui Wen who only managed to watch a single blow from Jun Chen. “Good, I want you to hit me as hard as you can into my belly” Hui Wen said with a serious voice while Ling Chang studied his movements and was a bit afraid of doing it wrong so when Hui Wen stood ready, she was already so nervous about it that she could not make herself do it. “I cannot do it” Ling Chang said with a nervous voice but Hui Wen was serious so he just nodded to her and said “I am ready for it, so don’t worry” and Ling Chang got a bit more brave and started to prepare herself. “I can” she started to repeat in silence with only the mouth moving and started the strike but suddenly a woman voice was heard and it was Fen. The surprise of seeing Fen at the place, ruined the concentration of Hui Wen who soon were down on the ground grasping for air after Ling Chang’s strike. “Sorry, father” Ling Chang managed to say while acting into the role of being his daughter and Jun Chen started to help the still airless Hui Wen up before holding Hui Wen’s hands up. “No… Worries… My… Child” Hui Wen managed to say while his lungs started to get full of air again. “Sorry if I surprises you all” Fen said with a troubled voice as she knew she was the reason for the mess. Hui Wen tries to smiled while Jun Chen lets go of him and walks away and take Ling Chang with him. “Put the sword away” he whispers to Ling Chan who take it before Fen gets her eyes on it and they enters the house leaving Hui Wen and Fen together outside.
Ling Chang tried to smiled as at least something godhead happened doing her rage. Ling Chang wanted to talk more but Jun Chen started to leave the room again. “I need to focus on my sword skills as Hui Wen have show me a few tricks while you have slept” he said gentle as he reached the door which made Ling Chang look at him with big eyes which made him continued “Right, you have been asleep for 3 days and we only used the night to travel here” Ling Chang was about to yell but decides that nothing good would come out of it so continued eating her bread while smiling again like nothing wrong had happened and Jun Chen left the room. Ling Chang eat the bread and was a bit thirsty but decide to stay in bed and think about what had happened as the past week have been far more interesting that any day of her remains life and then there was also the voice which had appeared before Jun Chen appeared. The thought of the voice made her entire body shake by shivers, making her look around for her clothes and got the eye of it and her sword at a chair in the other end of the room. She walked slowly over to it and got dressed quickly to make sure that no one watched her naked and afterwards she picked up her sword before heading out to Jun Chen who were still training
In the meantime on the palace were Li Chen and Mei Chen walking around in the now messy throne room. Bodies was laying everywhere but they did not care much about it. “We did it, we managed to do what our weak father could do” Mei Chen said with joy in her voice while she stepped over another dead body on her way to the throne. “Yes, our beloved mother would have been proud, may her soul rest in peace” Li Chen replied as he reach the throne and held a hand out to Mei Chen who still had a hard time crossing the bodies. She took the hand and finally reach the throne “Too bad that the emperor didn’t survive” Mei Chen said a bit laughing but stopped instantly when a soldier appeared from the doors to the stables. “We have found a survivor between the mess out here, what do you want me to do with him, my lord?” The man said and Mei Chen quickly sent signals for killing the survivors and Li Chen just laughed and replied the soldier “Kill him, and if you find it more, kill them too” Mei Chen and Ling Chen looked at each and laughed together but a dry voice made the stop quickly “I am not sure that is a good idea” the man replied while coughing loudly. “Soldier bring me that man now” Li Chen almost trekked and the soldier who had already pulled his sword, put it back in place and pulled the man to the throne. “Who are you old foul?” Mei Chen said annoyed and the man just replied “Your brother know the answer or he would had killed me without thinking much” he replied coughing again and Mei Chen looked at her brother who quickly replied “it is the former emperor Jiang Chen, our fathers brother” Mei Chen looked at him and started laughing again. Jiang Chen finally reached the throne and spit against them who just continued laughing. “Soldier, hand me your sword” Li Chen suddenly serious again and reached out for it. He got it quickly and soldier took a few steeps away as he knew the story of the soldier who had been killed in the tent not long ago. Jiang Chen just closed his eyes and started laughing “learn to walk before you run, young ones”