Ling Chang fears what is going to happen as the plants on the ground is all death. The sky is dark except for the lightnings crossing it and the sound of thunder is the only sound heard. “Where are we?” Jun Chen ask Ling Chang trying to sound brave and Ling Chang just looks at him before shaking her head without answering with words. Suddenly the voice appears again “You are in my world, just as I wanted you to be” Ling Chang and Jun Chen looks around as it is impossible to locate where it comes from while Jun Chen tries to stay brave by yelling “We did nothing, you were the chicken in this” and barely the words have left his mouth before the voice replies “Keep telling yourself lies, maybe they come true” and this time Ling Chang replies “We are neither lying or afraid of you” a lightning crosses the sky and divides into many smaller ones before a big clatter almost exploded above them and before they could focus themselves again, the voice appeared again “Maybe, maybe night but only one of you will escape with their life” and form behind a big death tree a older woman appeared. Jun Chen pulled his sword and yelled “Who are you? And if you wanna live, you sends us home now” which made the woman laugh before replying cold. “It is not important who I am as I am a nobody and sending you home was an option I would have done it myself long ago” and the woman walked closer not minding the pull sword the slightest.Before Ling Chang could say anything, pushed Jun Chen her back and pushed himself forward with the sword raise high. “Send us home, or you will be the one losing your life” Jun Chen yelled and the woman just laughed louder while a smaller lightning flew above them. Jun Chen started to run against the woman while he yelled “Let me show you, what I can do with a sword” Ling Chang followed him with her eyes and an open mouth before it got even wider. As out of the air a sword appeared in the woman’s hand and she blocked the attack of Jun Chen like he had just poked her with a tiny stick. “You foul, Jun Chen, I said only one of you will survive this” the woman’s voice was still cold as ice and Ling Chang could feel tears starting to run down her checks. “Please don’t hurt him” Ling Chang yelled which made the woman focus on her before replying laughing “Of course, my dear, I won’t but you will instead” and suddenly Jun Chen turned around and his eyes was black as the sky while the sword the woman had held was in Ling Chang’s hands. “Kill her” the woman yelled and Jun Chen started to walk against the crying Ling Chang while replying “Yes, master” Ling Chang tried to stop crying but the feeling of maybe having to attack Jun Chen penetrated her soul and she did not have a single idea of what to do other than speak him out of it. “Please stop, Jun Chen, Please” and for a moment the darkness in his eyes vanished and he stood confused while rambling “Ling Chang?” But before Ling Chang could do anything he was back in his darkness and charged against her once more. The woman laughed behind him “You never get him turned long enough for him to remember you, but I promise you ion he kills you I won’t let him forget it again, my child” and continued watching with joy. Ling Chang could feel the rage grow inside her and just as Jun Chen was about to strike her down, she managed to remove her tears before blocking the strike just as easy as the woman did before. “Are you going to fight him, my child” The woman said while trying to hide her surprise and Ling Chang looked straight into her eyes, not focusing on Jun Chen and replied cold “Yes, if I most” and soon the fight was on like they had been enemies their entire lives.
Back outside the palace was Jun Chen and Hui Wen still searching for Jun Chen unaware of what had happened. Jun Chen had finished searching the market and had started to walk the nearby roads thin while his mind got more and more worried about Ling Chang which also had other side effects. “Jun” a voice called and at first Jun Chen could not figure out if the voice as female or male but it repeated and this time he knew it were male so he turned around just to catch Hui Wen. “Have you found her?” He started not wasting time and Jun Chen just shocked his head while looking down in the ground.Continue reading
“We have to find her so I take the south of the town while you take the north but look out as it is near the palace and after what I have gotten messages, it sounds like Gang Chen is living there this moment so be careful” Jun Chen said and Jun Chen replied “I will” and then they split up once more. Jun Chen stood for a moment, thinking “Please be safe, Ling Chang” and a female voice was heard but Jun Chen was too focused on his thought that he only heard the voice and not what it said. “Nice to see you again, Jun Chen” Mei Chen said again as she did not get any response and this time Jun Chen reacted “Ohh, It is you… I thought for a moment it was my sister who called for me” making Mei Chen both happy and annoyed but she managed to keep her smiling. “Who was the old man, you left me fore? Your lover” Mei Chen teased Jun Chen to get him to focus on her instead of Ling Chang. “My father, and please stop being so annoying, my sister is very important to me and my family so just leave if you won’t help” Jun Chen replied a bit angry and started to walk north and keeping his eyes anywhere else that at Mei Chen. Mei Chen could feel the annoyance turning into rage but she stopped it as she knew she had found two out of three so if she helped with finding the last one she could return to her brother at the palace. “Sorry I just tried to cheer you up, so will do my best help you” Mei Chen managed to say while walking after him to make sure she was not left behind. Jun Chen did not react at first but finally agree that she were following him and said “She has long black hair and brown eyes, I do not know what clothes she are wearing as neither me or my father watched her leave but her hight is about yours, if you see anything like that please point her out as I am not sure how she will react to strangers” Mei Chen just nodded quickly and started to look serious while she looked at the group of people walk past them.
Ling Chang wakes up as the birds starts to sing out side and she already feels better from the night. She gets dressed and walks out of her room to enjoy the birds and the sun for a moment. She stands with closed eyes, just listening and relaxing until she hears so footsteps on the ground, making her turn against them and open her eyes. “Feeling better, my child?” Hui Wen calm voice responses when he notice that he had been spotted. Ling Chang just nods so he continues “We can go past the mason for your sculpture while getting the bread and meat for breakfast” still with a calm voice but the words makes Ling Chang lose a bit of joy but quickly replied with joy “Sure, sounds like a good idea” she replied trying to forget the past for a moment and together they walk out of the small garden and into the streets of Funanai which is already full of life even after the past events. They have gotten new management after Gang Chen has taken over the control of the town to make sure that the harbour is continuing its operations. Ling Chang wonder how people can be so calm in a time on unrest but she keeps the question to herself because she knows that people can be spies and one wrong word, they are all caught. They finally reach the mason and Hui Wen enters first to make sure that everything is alright while Ling Chang stays outside for a moment and watch the life going on.
The fire started playing in the air while they started eating the food in silence and it was not like on the palace or back home but it were food and it tasted great. Ling Chang was the first to break the silence “I can see the emperor is not with us anymore, what happened while I was out?” She asked low which made Jun Chen stop eating and look into the flames while Hui Wen stopped eating too but replied with a sad voice “We don’t know if he is death or not but we know that the hall we escape though broke down by some explosion and left us no choice that to leave him” “He is alive, hurt by alive… I… I can feel it” Jun Chen broke in without looking away from the flames. Ling Chang felt the cold rush down her back and she knew she shouldn’t have asked about it but Hui Wen tried to cheer up both of them. “If he is alive, we will save him once we have the means to do so but first we have to get you trained in becoming a man and a woman” Jun Chen looked up from the flames like he wanted to relied but kept silent. Hui Wen used the chance to continue “The plan is to travel to Funanai as I have some good friends who will help us as long as they live” “If” broke Jun Chen in while retuning his watching of the fire. “Yes, we don’t know how much damage our enemies have done yet, but if they are captured or killed we will travel away from here until you are ready” Hui Wen continued
Ling Chang almost choke on the noodles and only a quick hit in the back from Jun Chen made her breath again. The noodles flew out and a few landed in front of the emperor who looked down at them before bending down and picked it up. Hui Wen looked chocked at Ling Chang who almost tried to hide that the noodles was hers before the emperor smile and replied “You most be starving when I can follow a trace of noodles from the door to the bed you are in, Ling Chang” Ling Chang looked at him and wanted to say something and almost did before she remembered to swallow her food first. “I am sorry, my emperor… I ” more did she not manage to say before he held up a hand to silence her. “While you are here, I don’t want you to call me, my emperor, but rather Jiang Chen as your father and mother was very respected here and I am very sad to hear that they have left this world and travel to the Isle of Gods. Please allow me to give you the same respect as your parents even it is your first time here” Jiang Chen said with the sweetest voice Ling Chang had ever heard. She looked at him and could see tears had slowly started to run down his checks which made Ling Chang want to say something but no words left her mouth and she found the silence awkward and before she knew it, she were eating again. Hui Wen was the first to break the silence “I have told the emperor, your story that you told me when we meet and I am sorry I know this will be hard for you but we have to return to the past once more” Ling Chang looked up from the noodles and without any pressure replied “How do you want me to return to my past once more when I have already told you all I know?” She returned to her noodles and suddenly started to feel more sleepy that before she started. “What have you done to my food?” She managed to ask before dropping the last of the noodles on the ground which scared Jun Chen a bit as he did not know the plan. “If you hurt her, I will killed you” Jun Chen trying to hide his feelings for her but still enough for him to pull his sword and look directly at Hui Wen. “Sorry you had to see this Jun Chen, but rest assured I would never hurt Ling Chang and this is only so we can know who our enemy are” Hui Wen said with a calm voice looking directly at Ling Chang and not minding the sword at all. Jun Chen removed the sword and put it back in its palace before leaving the room. “Will it hurt?” Ling Chang managed to say while not any fear in her voice as she believed ever word of Hui Wen. Hui Wen started to gently and lovingly stroke his hand over her hair while she closed her eyes. “No, my child” he said before her eyes closed.
“My father was never an assassin, he was the emperor’s most trusted general and the dragon medallion is going to get me inside anywhere” Ling Chang said before Hui Wen managed to calm his horse and hold a hand around her mouth. “I know that, but the rest of the normal world don’t need to know that especially now when you have enemies” he whispered into her ear before letting go of her mouth. Ling Chang felt stupid now that she had been yelling of him and was about to said sorry when the bushes started moving and in the next the small camp was full of people, and not just people but enemy soldiers.