Chapter 113 When doing archery, you must aim right!
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After a while, Xia Yuqing adjusted the stiff smile on her face, and coughed up: “Since you have spoken so sincerely, I will grant you the permission to see it.”
“Niang Niang…” Lu Rui looked at Xia Yuqing disapprovingly.
Xia Yuqing turned her head and cast a soothing look at her: “However, given that I am pregnant, I am afraid I will not be able to exert my strength. So… I ask two people to assist me. Cui Er, Xiao Yuan, come and help support me.”
Before Yun Xi could respond to Xia Yuqing’s request, she saw Cui Er and Li Yuan step forward, protecting Xia Yuqing from left and right. Holding Xia Yuqing’s hand, they held her and adjusted the angle of the bow and arrow.
“Niang Niang, your body should be slightly inclined to the front some. Yes, that’s it. Then the index finger, middle finger and ring finger should hold back the bowstring. Your left arm should sinky slightly with some elbow rotation. Yes, exactly.”
Listening to Cui Er correcting Xia Yuqing, Yun Xi was able to recover. She said angrily: “Qing Jiejie, you are cheating!”
“Cheating?” Xia Yuqing turned her head and glanced at the few people nearby. She asked, “Am I cheating?”
The three of them looked at each other and said in unison: “No, how can Niang Niang (Qing Jiejie) be cheating?”
Xia Yuqing turned her head and glanced at Yun Xi. Helplessly, she spread her hands: “Look, the minority should obey the majority, they all said that this is not cheating.”
“…” Why did she suddenly feel the sky become dark? Could it be that the sun in the sky was really shot down by Qing Jiejie to be eaten as meatballs? Hey, don’t bully people!
Xia Yuqing accepted the help of the two without any psychological pressure. In her heart, if there was help and she didn’t use it, she would be a fool.
It’s a pity that Xia Yuqing, Cui Er and the rest obviously underestimated Xia Yuqing’s ability to cause trouble. Even though there were two great gods by her side, the long arrow in Xia Yuqing’s hand was still not controlled, so with a whistling sound…
“Huh, where’s the arrow?” Xia Yuqing stretched out her hand to block the dazzling sunlight, searching everywhere for the trail of her arrow, until she heard a high-pitch scream.
“Oh, who is the b**tard who attacked this uncle in broad daylight. Do you not want to live? Ouch, my a**!”
“Niang Niang, this voice seems to be… Master Su.” Lu Rui listened to the miserable sound and said with difficulty.
“…” Senior brother? It’s over, something big has happened!
“Ahem…” Xia Yuqing dropped the bow in her hand, clapped her hands together and said innocently: “What happened just now?”
“Did you guys see something just now?”
A few people twitched their mouths: “…No, we didn’t see anything just now.”
“Very well! It’s getting late. I suddenly remembered that there is something to do in the palace. We should go back first and deal with it.”
“…” Niang Niang, you either eat or sleep all day long, what else needs to be dealt with? Even if you want to run away, you should still try to find a better excuse! Also, is it really okay to abscond with fear of sin? Master Su will cry when he finds out later!
Although several people were roasting her in their hearts, they did not say these words. They obediently followed Xia Yuqing and fled. As for her senior brother… his martial arts is so high, and he also has Su Qingyan, his genius doctor friend, nothing bad can really happen. Probably……
Even though she ran away like this, she still felt bad for the victim of hers. So learning that her senior brother was miserable, Xia Yuqing sent someone to greet him and ask how he was.
With someone hurting his PP, he couldn’t come to Xie fang palace hall for a few days. He even tried relying on his own injury to put his hands on Cui Er who was visiting. In the end, Cui Er couldn’t bear it and made a move against the injured person causing his injury to worsen. The injured little PP was forced to face a second injury. It is estimated that he will not be able to get out of bed for ten days or half a month. After this tragedy was caused by the visitation, Xia Yuqing looked at the sky in silence.
Now, my senior brother’s injury is not my business! Senior brother, you have to believe me, I really didn’t mean it! It is not my intention to shoot an arrow to your PP, it is not my intention to deliberately let Cui Er hurt you further when she came to visit. I originally wanted to match the two of you. Who made you lose control of your paws? It’s definitely not my fault you were smashed.
So like this, Xia Yuqing shoved the matter away unscrupulously. Then as to make up for the bitterness of her big brother at the moment, she even had an extra bowl for dinner.
Night soon fell quietly. Today, Feng Tingye was going to discuss the reception of King Shu with the few Da Ren in Qianqing Hall. Thus, he would come back very late. While after dinner, Xia Yuqing had nothing to do.
“Xiao Xi, what are you doing?” As soon as Xia Yuqing got up, she saw Yun Xi standing not far away, touching the bow given to Xia Yuqing by the Empress Dowager. This bow was given to Zhang Sunshi by an official. The bow body was made of phoenix wood, depicting a picture of a phoenix spreading its wings. It was very gorgeous.
“Oh, nothing.” Hearing Xia Yuqing’s voice, Yun Xi hurriedly retracted her hand, a slightly guilty conscience appeared in her eyes.
“Xiao Xi is 80% still thinking about what happened at the shooting range today, and is preparing to practice with that bow.” Lu Rui heard the movement, walked out and pierced through Yun Xi’s mind.
Yun Xi’s face turned red all of a sudden, which caused Xia Yuqing to step forward and pinch her in spite of it. She sighed in her heart, it felt so good.
“Use it as you want, why do you have to be so sneaky?”
“But this bow…isn’t it given to Qing Jiejie by the Empress Dowager? Such a precious thing…”
“No matter how precious, it just looks slightly better. You don’t even know how heavy it is!” Xia Yuqing picked up the phoenix bow placed on the shelf, and stuffed it into Yun Xi’s arms. Yun Xi staggered and hugged it tightly with both hands to hold it securely.
“Why is it so heavy? Is this made of wood or stone!” Yun Xi asked with some difficulty, holding the bow in her arms.
Xia Yuqing obviously expected this to happen. She stretched out her hand and took the bow back easily: “Hahaha, didn’t I tell you that this bow is very heavy. The queen liked this bow at first as well but because it was too heavy, she couldn’t hold it very well, let alone do archery. So later, when the empress dowager saw that I could hold it, she gave the bow to me. When I got it, Cui Er and Xiao Yuan moved it back together.”
“What’s the matter?” Xia Yuqing asked suspiciously as she looked at Yun Xi’s face that looked like it wanted to cry.
“…It’s nothing, but I suddenly felt a little disillusioned.” Originally, she thought that the bow was given to her by the empress dowager since Xia Yuqing liked it. In the end, it was to exploit trash?!
“This bow is so heavy, can it shoot arrows?” Yun Xi struggled for a while, then finally asked the question in her heart.
“Of course, I will give you a demonstration.” Xia Yuqing proudly retrieved the phoenix bow in Yun Xi’s hand. She took a long arrow from the shelf on the side, and put it on the bowstring.
As soon as Lu Rui turned her head, she saw Xia Yuqing’s archery gesture. She was shocked and hurriedly yelled: “Niang Niang, it’s late, don’t…”
Unexpectedly, Xia Yuqing who hadn’t decided where to aim, when Lu Rui shouted, her fingers flicked and the arrow above the bowstring flew out toward the window with a chirp.
For a moment, several people seemed to hear a muffled sound of something falling from the tree.
Xia Yuqing’s face turned pale, and she asked in a low voice: “I wouldn’t have shot something again, right?”
“…It shouldn’t be a human right? It doesn’t seem to be a scream.” Yun Xi said with a sense of anxiety.
“That’s not necessarily the case…maybe… they died with that shot.” Lu Rui said with a trembling pale face.
At the same time, the little eunuch who was patrolling outside the Xiefang Hall suddenly saw a black shadow snapping down from a tree not far away. He couldn’t help but wonder.
It’s weird, Niang Niang didn’t play the zither today, why did some bird fall from the sky again? Could it be that… it was scared?
As soon as the little eunuch approached with his stomach full of doubts, his eyes shrank suddenly. What kind of bird was the thing that fell on the ground? It was clearly a person, it was a person who was covered from head to toe except for their two eyes… The man in black is clearly dressed like…
“Assassin…Assassin…Come! There are assassins…”
The little eunuch screamed and stunned the palace hall. Several people in the hall were taken aback. Assassin? Is it possible…
Several people moved their gazes to the phoenix bow in Xia Yuqing’s hands at the same time. Could it be… the assassin was shot down by Niang Niang’s arrow?
“…” Suddenly they felt a little sympathy for the assassin.
Xia Yuqing did not panic like an ordinary person who encountered an assassin, instead, her eyes sparkled with excitement.
Assassin!? This is the first batch of assassins she has encountered since her transmigration? Which assassin was found this time? Oh, she knew she shouldn’t shoot that arrow, at least let her ask about the matter clearly!
The assassin who was shot down by Xia Yuqing like a bird, died. If he knew what Xia Yuqing was thinking now, he wouldn’t be able to rest in peace….
Before Xia Yuqing recovered from her regrets, she saw two men in black fly into the window suddenly. The moment they stepped into the window, Xia Yuqing clearly heard one of them spit out: “A newcomer is indeed a newcomer, his whereabouts were exposed in a moment. Being shot down by the imperial army, how useless.”
“…” Brother, you misunderstood. The brother was shot down purely by accident, he was not shot down by the Imperial Army. He was simply shot down by our Niang Niang’s blind arrow!
The few people covered their faces silently, what should they do? They felt more and more sympathetic to the little assassin who came to do the assassination. Being this unfortunate has to be a skill!
“Brother, let that be, finish the task first.” Another assassin on the side interrupted the man’s cursing and reminded him in a low voice.
The man was stunned and cursed again: “Yes, I almost forgot our business. Who are we here to kill again?”
“…” F**k, are assassins’ IQ so bad these days? If you don’t even know who you want to assassinate, are you not afraid of killing the wrong person and causing some wrongdoing?
“Brother, it’s the one over there.” The assassin’s younger brother was obviously speechless. He pointed to Xia Yuqing’s direction to remind him.
“I see, look at the sword.”
“Ah… Niang Niang (Qing Jiejie)!” The screams came one after another. Xia Yuqing looked at the approaching long sword, instinctively throwing out the things in her hands.
The assassin’s eldest brother saw something smash over, he whispered: “Small matter, how dare you use hidden weapons.”
After trying hard to fix his eyes, it turned out to be a gorgeous bow: “…”
Okay, it’s just a bow, how could a small bow hurt this master. Watch this master throw it aside. The assassin’s leader had a clear mind, but obviously underestimated the power of this hidden weapon.
The soft body of the sword was bent abruptly by the bow, and it bounced directly to the neck of the assassin’s eldest brother. Blood was splashed everywhere and the assassin’s eldest brother was wide-eyed and fell to the ground with a look of disbelief.
Before dying, he still regretted that he had miscalculated. This assassination target was absolutely a martial arts master!
The assassin’s younger brother has not yet recovered from the horror. Suddenly, in front of him was the bow that brushed his brother’s sword. It flew head-on towards him. Before he could react, he was hit and fainted.
“…” The girls in the house and Xia Yuqing were stunned.
Not long after, when Cui Er and Li Yuan came with a group of guards, they saw the mess all over the floor and the startled crowd.
Cui Er and Li Yuan’s faces changed slightly. They hurriedly stepped forward to examine the assassin who was killed and injured. Then they looked up at Xia Yuqing and the group. They were relieved to see that they were not injured. They asked in a low voice, “What happened?”
” …… ” Lu Rui and Yun Xi who just recovered from the dangerous scene relayed the entire matter. When it came to the horrors of those assassins, Xia Yuqing suddenly shyly replied: “I…I really didn’t mean it.”
“…” There was a suffocating silence in Xie fang palace.
Half a quarter of an hour later, Li Yuan suddenly called out in a muffled voice: “Cui Er Jiejie…”
“I suddenly feel…we seem to be a bit unnecessary.”
“…” Cui Er was startled, “……Ahem, in fact, I think so too.”