Luohuang City, County Residence
Shangguan Hao held a white letter in silence.
When the other people in the study saw that Shangguan Hao hadn’t said a word for a long time, they stood up anxiously and asked, “General, what did the beast Su Mochi write?”
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Shangguan Hao raised his head and said, “Actually, I don’t know?”
“Ah?!” The questioner was dumbfounded.
Shangguan Hao handed him the letter, and then this military officer instantly became furious. “What exactly does Su Mochi mean? He doesn’t put us in his eyes, actually humiliating us like this!”
Other people went up and took a look, and they were immediately conflicted.
On the snow-white paper, the messy ink splotches were twisted this way and that way like ghost symbols. No one could understand what was written. It was even worse than what a three-year-old kid could write.
An old gentleman shook his head in deep lament and said: “The Emperor is muddleheaded and incompetent, the Crown Prince is uneducated, the kingdom in their hands will sooner or later be conquered by the neighboring countries. General Shangguan we have just gained a victory, it is the perfect timing to go on the offensive! As long as we occupy Luohuang City and the surrounding cities and cut off the supply of food, the imperial city will inevitably be thrown in upheaval. It is the perfect opportunity to capture and kill the dog Emperor and Crown Prince!”
“The people’s popular sentiment in the imperial city had long been in upheaval, but Su Mochi is still perfectly unharmed and intact. Why is this?”
Shangguan Hao glanced around and seeing no one answered, he then said: “Because of his high martial arts, and in order to continue the unscrupulous corruption and perverting of the law, the traitorous officials in the imperial court must set up a shield and protect him as well. Besides, even if we occupy the imperial city, I won’t be able to catch Su Mochi or kill him. When that happens, and he is driven into a corner he will kill us all one by one, and still he will be able to live well. Su Mochi sent a messenger to spread the word if we dared to seize other cities, he will slaughter Luohuang City.”
“Su Mochi, that beast! Then should we just watch the displacement and starvation of the people of Qing kingdom?”
Shangguan Hao clenched his fists tightly, and stared into the distance, saying decisively: “No, I will hang the heads of the dog Emperor and Crown Prince at the entrance of the market to pay tribute to all those who died in grievance because of their actions.”
Shangguan Hao revealed a bloodthirsty smile and said: “It won’t be long before this day will come.”
After seeing Shangguan Hao’s terrifying smile, everyone suddenly felt fear.
Realizing his loss in composure, Shangguan Hao immediately hid his emotions and said to those sitting around him: “You don’t need to worry, the Lord Master has set everything up. It won’t take long before we can seize the capital and capture the dog Emperor and Crown Prince alive. All we have to do now is to wait.”
Su Mu knew that his goal was achieved after hearing from the messenger.
At the same time, Chen Wei, the general who volunteered to lead the army during morning assembly, offended Su Mochi somehow, and all his family members were secretly executed, and Chen Wei himself had disappeared.
Three months later, Chen Wei, who took 50,000 soldiers and fled overnight, occupied the northern Bailu County and announced his rebellion of the imperial court.
In this way, Qing kingdom can be said to be surrounded on all sides and in a dangerous state, the Su royal family about to collapse at any time.
After knowing of the incident, the Crown Prince flew into a rage and violently killed more than a dozen people in the Crown Prince’s Palace, and violently demolished half of it before quelling his anger. Among these dozen people included the Crown Prince’s royal bodyguard Han Yi.
Crown Prince’s Palace, Feiyu Pavilion
Qin Ye, who had received the news, threw back his head and laughed: “Hahaha, retribution! Fortunately, I am not dead. You actually have today, Su Mochi. Let me see how long you can survive the siege from all directions in the south, east, north and west.”
Yun Feiyu, who was attending to the orchids, listened to Qin Ye’s crazy laughter and said nothing, no emotions could be seen in his dark eyes.
At the same time, in the tall and majestic palace located in the Shi kingdom southwest of the Qing kingdom, a handsome but cold and harsh looking man recieved news. Suddenly the look in his eyes became incomparably intimidating, and slowly his thin lips lifted up in a determined smile.
Crown Prince’s Palace
Han Yang stood respectfully next the debris that had once been the Crown Prince’s personal quarters. He resisted the emotions surging in his heart, and said in as calm a voice as much as possible: “Your Highness, a letter from Han Yi.”
Receiving the letter from Han Yang and opening it, only two words appeared, already settled.
After seeing it, Su Mu picked up a brush and wrote a few words before putting it in the envelope.
Then Su Mu disguised himself and with two small paper bags, came to the largest trading company in the seven kingdoms, Xingluo trading company.
Su Mu appeared directly in the person in charge’s room in the middle of the night.
Therefore, as soon as Yan Ming opened the door, he saw a veiled noble Gongzi sitting in a chair waiting for him. Yan Ming didn’t yell or run, instead he closed the door and walked up to Su Mu with a smiling face and said: “Don’t know why Gongzi has come to my humble house?”
Su Mu privately nodded his head, his his ability to keep calm was really good.
Su Mu said: “Naturally to discuss business.”
Yan Ming asked with a smile: “Don’t know what business Gongzi wants to discuss with me?”
“This.” Su Mu pointed to the two paper bags on the table.
A square-shaped plastered object and a pile of paper that is thin enough to transmit light?
“Don’t know what these two things are? And what they are used for?” Yan Ming asked.
“This is called laundry soap, this is toilet paper, which is used when going to the toilet.” Su Mu introduced.
Although it was a ripoff product that was tens of thousands of miles worse than the modern versions, it was still hard to come by in this time and space.
Yan Ming’s eyes brightened, and the businessman’s intuition made him feel that these two things will be profitable.
“Don’t know how to use this laundry soap? And what is the effect?”
Su Mu said: “Just try it and you will know.”
Two bowls of water and greased cloth that had been prepared long ago were taken out by Shi Nuo, another bodyguard who had been standing next to Su Mu.
According to Su Mu’s instructions, Shi Nuo dipped the dirty cloth in the water, and then put on laundry soap.
When a piece of clean cloth was presented to Yan Ming, Yan Ming’s eyes suddenly became brighter, and he asked: “Can it be mass-produced and how much is the price?”
Su Mu said: “It can’t be mass-produced, 50 coins for one piece.”
“How about a three-to-seven split? Gongzi.” Yan Ming secretly calculated out how to obtain greater benefits, waiting for Su Mu to make a counteroffer.
However, he did not expect that Su Mu directly agreed, but hoped the Xingluo trading company keep jis information secret. Yan Ming also requested refund for invalid products and exclusive cooperation, which Su Mu also agreed.
At the Crown Prince’s Palace, Su Mu just arrived at the entrance of his private quarters when he smelled a faint orchid fragrance, but the refreshing orchid fragrance did not calm Su Mu’s mind.
Yun Feiyu, what was he doing here?
Like the appearance of a fresh orchid after rain, it seemed incompatible with the ostentatious magnificence of the Crown Prince’s Palace.
He should be a hermit in the mountains, a mysterious person who is knowledgeable of important matters of kingdoms and possessed ability to set the world to rights, and not a small male companion in the harem.
Su Mu felt unfortunate for Yun Feiyu, but he dare not let him go. Once such a person like him was free, it would be like a dragon entering the sea, able to call the wind and call the rain (TN: expression for stirring up trouble).
He also couldn’t bear to kill him, didn’t want to kill him, so he could only slowly conquer him. What’s more, he may not be able to kill him anyway.
“Why are you here?” Su Mu walked over and asked.
“I heard that Your Highness is in a bad mood, so specially here to invite Your Highness to go boating on Yuping Lake.” When Yun Feiyu’s eyes are full of you, most people would never resist his gentle offense.
Su Mu smiled and said, “Alright.” He wanted to see what he was going to do.
At this time, it was late summer and early autumn, and the residual heat in the imperial city had not yet receded, but here it was very cool.
Under the soft starlight, a small boat quietly floated on the lake. The lake water was like a mirror reflecting the sky and stars. The beautiful faces of the two under the moonlight made this picture more perfect.
The ethereal sound of the qin (TN: 7 string plucked instrument) made people involuntarily calm, and appreciate the beauty of nature and the sound of the qin.
Sitting at the bow of the ship, Su Mu looked at the stars in the sky, the silhouette of the mountains, while listening to the beautiful qin sounds, his eyes gradually blurred. Truly, it would be wonderful if time could stop here.
It’s just that no matter how beautiful the qin sound was, the song will still end.
Yun Feiyu quietly looked at Su Mu’s perfect profile. The starlight coated him with a soft brilliance, as beautiful as a night elf.
How can a person change so much in just a few months? It was obviously the same person with the same face, but it made others feel that they were completely different people.
Are you really the Crown Prince? Yun Feiyu looked at Su Mu quietly, suddenly his heart beat faster. He hurriedly pressed down the emotion sprouting in his heart, and the look in his eyes deepened once again.
He looked at the stars and said, “These stars are so beautiful, don’t know if the gods and immortals in the sky are truly carefree.”
Su Mu said without turning his head: “If some things are too close, you will find his original ugly face. These stars shine because they are burning.”
Yun Feiyu looked at him with an expression of unexpectedness and said: “How does Your Highness know this?”
Su Mu was about to say something when he caught a glimpse of something moving on the shore, and then a sharp arrow flew through the air towards them.
A sharp cold light flashed in his eyes, and Su Mu’s sleeves flicked, and the short arrow turned into powder in front of Su Mu, scattering into the lake.
“Stay on the boat.” After saying so Su Mu’s foot tapped the boat lightly and appeared on the shore of the lake in the blink of an eye.
Soon, fierce fighting came from the woods.
Eight people in black blocked Su Mu’s retreat from eight directions. Six people in black hindered Su Mu, while the other two focused on Su Mu’s vital points and continued to attack.
A cold light flashed in Su Mu’s eyes, and he locked on a target and launched a fierce attack, in just a moment, the man in black lost ground and was sent flying by Su Mu. Slowly Su Mu made more and more fierce shots, and the killing intent in his eyes became heavier.
After sending another one flying, Su Mu frowned. He sensed that he was losing control. If he didn’t stop now, once he lost control completely he won’t be able to stop at all without killing enough people.
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Just as Su Mu was about to get rid of these people quickly, there was a momentary blankness that struck him.
When Su Mu came back to his senses, a cold sharp blade had already penetrated his shoulder.
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