Chapter 9 Yaocheng’s crazy nightmare Part 3
As for why this Xue Rubi’s Gu became unbearable after the attack, there was no need to think about it. The woman sent to Hundred Cliff Stronghold was treated as a plaything. Being given a Gu was nothing more than making things more exciting.
Knowing the ins and outs of the matter, many onlookers finally shook their heads and sighed. Some had lingering fears, but they all left with satisfaction. The boss touched the purse hanging on the clothes of the man who fell on the ground, and carefully weighed the weight, then hurriedly invited a doctor. Only the woman in red held the crazy Xue Rubi and wept silently. When she saw everyone walking away, she knelt in front of Yan Changqing and Helian Rongchuan with a thump. She said: “Please, two knights, save A Li’s life.”
Helian Rongchuan said in his heart: As expected.
Yan Changqing, “I didn’t leave here because you seemed like you wanted to say something, but stopped. There must be something else. Let me ask you, since you are dressed in red, is it for marriage?”
The woman in red was tearful. She nodded gently.
It turns out that this woman was not only a cousin with Xue Rubi, but also had a similar destiny. The woman in red’s family was jealous when they saw Xue’s family exchanging a jade vein for their daughter. Although they didn’t live in Yaocheng, they actually sent people thousands of miles to escort their biological daughter to the Hundred Cliff Stronghold.
It’s really a “pity for the parents of the world”!
A Li banged her head three times on the ground in a row. She said: “A Li sees that the two people have martial arts not like mortals, so A Li wants to ask you two to help me escape! I really don’t want to marry! I don’t want to be like A Jie (older sister; affectionate call). And become…become a lunatic!”
Yan Changqing glanced at her lightly, then said, “This, I can’t do.”
A Li couldn’t help being stunned when she heard this, but Yan Changqing went on to say, “Just helping you escape by yourself, what’s the use? In a few days, someone will send another bride over.”
As long as the root cause was not removed, Xue Rubi’s tragedy will be staged countless times.
But what should be done to wipe out Hundred Cliff Stronghold in one fell swoop? Write a memorial to request soldiers? It takes one month at the earliest for it to go and come back. At that time, who knows how many more girls were going to be sent into that demonic cave.
Right now, the only strategy was to take a risk.
As for Yan Changqing, what he was most not afraid of was taking risks.
Early the next morning.
In the early days, four bandits from Hundred Cliff Stronghold stood at the entrance of the inn early on. They were all lined up, all in black, with knives around their waists, and wearing hats on their heads. They couldn’t see their faces clearly. A dark red sedan chair next to them showed their identities of escorting the bride. However, the somber clothes of these people and the damp and cold white fog in the morning made people shudder.
At the entrance of the inn that used to be deserted, many men and women gathered to watch the excitement. When people saw these four people, they didn’t dare to come out. They just silently stretched their neck and huddled their feet, hoping that the bride would come out soon for them to see. After seeing her, they would go home to have breakfast and take care of the children.
The door of the inn squeaked. People held their breath one after another, then their eyes widened. They saw a man in red and a groom’s hat stepping out the door, smiling at everyone.
People uttered disappointedly. There was only one little girl with a croissant braid, happily pulling at the corner of her mother’s clothes: “Mother, look, the bridegroom is really good-looking!”
The child’s mother glanced intently. The bridegroom had amber eyes, slightly curly hair, and an unrestrained look. He was really a rare beautiful man. But what good is it? No matter how good looking, they still had to smile and give their bride to another. How shameless.
While thinking about it, the child’s mother snipped fiercely: “Bah! An embroidered pillow (pretty outside but just fluff on the inside), they’re not as good as your father!”
“A Niang, what is an embroidered pillow—”
“Hush—don’t talk, listen. Listen and see if the new bride is crying about the marriage?”
It was not surprising for the bride to cry about their marriage as it has been a custom of marriage since ancient times. It’s just that the women’s crying in Yaocheng were particularly interesting. Destined to go to the bandit’s bed, the bride still struggles unwillingly before stepping on the sedan chair. People stretched out their heads and raised their ears, looking forward to today’s show.
Only after listening for a long time, they couldn’t hear the cry of a woman. Only the sound of quiet footsteps was heard. The footsteps approached, and the door opened again with a creak.
A red figure stepped over the high threshold without haste. The scarlet veil covered their head and face, and only half of the waterfall-like green silk could be seen hanging over their waist.
Somehow, it was an extremely simple action, but it made them feel that this bride was very calm and elegant when she did it.
However, isn’t this bride too quiet?
Also, so tightly covered, one can’t even see what she looked like.
Hey! That’s boring!
People couldn’t see the fierce crying due to marriage and were a bit disappointed. But the girl with croissants saw the bride for the first time and was curious. She unwillingly jumped from her mother’s arms to the ground, tilted her head and looked into her veil from the bottom up. At this moment, the wind blew from the ground. Then, like a curious urchin, it gently lifted the bride’s red veil. The angle was so small that only this short little girl could see anything.
The little girl’s eyes widened. She even forgot to eat the buns in her hands.
This bride was really… special!
Although she had small eyes, a low nose, and the most common appearance of a woman, somehow, the little girl felt that this bride was very different. Especially…
The little girl scratched the back of her head, thinking for a long time, but couldn’t think of a description. She only thought that the bride was very good-looking, but not good-looking. It was a kind of inner good-looking.
But she was afraid that she would be scolded again, so she didn’t dare to tell her mother of this discovery. Thus, she had to chew on her meat buns and was aggrieved and silent.
Helian Rongchuan, dressed in the bridegroom’s suit, leaned slightly, and gently stretched out a hand to the bride: “Wife, please.”
Even though they were close, all the actions of the bride, in the eyes of others, had no mistake or the slightest flaw at all.
No wonder this man can penetrate into an enemy’s army many times without anyone being aware. General Yunhui, Yan Changqing’s, disguise skills are truly unique in the entire world.
Perhaps only he Helian Rongchuan could see that although the bride’s waist was as slender as a womans, the lines were clean and neat, with a vigor and uprightness that did not belong to a woman. Although his facial features were covered up and became ordinary, his whole body was cold and arrogant. There was nowhere to hide this temperament that stopped strangers from approaching.
Yan Changqing nodded slightly, hesitated, then finally put his hand lightly on the palm of Helian Rongchuan. However, before he could react, Helian Rongchuan suddenly hugged him by the waist. Easily, he seized him and carried him horizontally, then walked towards the sedan chair.
“Oh! A princess carry! The bridegroom is carrying the bride!”
The crowd of onlookers roared. Yan Changqing was horrified, and said stiffly: “What is this!”
Helian Rongchuan did not change his face. He whispered quietly: “If you’re putting on a play, you must go all the way. Of course, the bridegroom must carry the bride into the sedan chair.”
Yan Changqing did not expect this person to be like this at that time. His whole body was shaking with anger, but with these people watching, he could only hold his arms stiffly against Helian Rongchuan’s chest to keep a distance from him.
However, in the eyes of bystanders, this action was nothing more than the bride’s shyness.
The four bandits pretending to be the sedan chairmen lifted the sedan chair, while Helian Rongchuan guarded the sedan chair. The group proceeded to Hundred Cliff Stronghold outside Yaocheng in silence like this.
There was no small window in this sedan chair, and as soon as the curtain was lowered, nothing could be seen immediately. He didn’t know how long the sedan chair had been going up and down before he suddenly heard a voice outside: “Here!”
The curtain was lifted. Helian Rongchuan stretched out a hand and said, “Wife.”
Yan Changqing was a little speechless. This person can really be calm and casual at any time, fully immersing in his role.
He had to put his hand over. Helian Rongchuan took Yan Changqing’s hand, gently squeezed the palm of his hand, then went close to his ear. He said,
“You have me for everything.”
For the first time, hearing this person’s words being so serious, Yan Changqing couldn’t help being taken aback.
According to the plan, Helian Rongchuan was responsible for taking care of the guards, and then posing as a bandit to find the place where the Gu was raised. He was responsible for capturing the Stronghold master and rescuing the brides who were poisoned by the Gu technique.
The matter was urgent and manpower was in short supply, so Yan Changqing could only choose to trust the volunteer Helian Rongchuan.
He hoped his choice would not be wrong.
The bandits nearby yelled impatiently: “Hurry up and put them in custody. After tonight, if there is time, you couple can whisper your sweet nothings to each other.” There was another stream of laughter around him.
According to the rules of Hundred Cliff Stronghold, the bridegroom was to be “invited” to have a wedding wine, while the bride was to be sent to the stronghold master’s room to receive “the blessing of the mountain god.”
Two bandits with big swords brought Yan Changqing to the main camp in the stronghold. Even with the veil, Yan Changqing could still see the extravagance of this Hundred Cliff Stronghold from the gap. Under his feet was a magnificent carpet embroidered with various insects and large flower pillows piled up everywhere. Scarlet curtains hung down, and a sweet fragrance slowly wafted from the incense burner.
Gorgeous and extravagant, it was the style advocated by Nanyao people.
Not far away, there was a woman’s chuckle. Someone entered from where the laughter came from.
It was a man.
Yan Changqing calmly touched his belt. Hidden inside was a soft sword, gleaming silver.
The man stopped beside him and rudely tore off Yan Changqing’s veil.
“Tch, it’s another so-so one.”
The man in front of him was tall and strong, with high cheekbones, thick black eyebrows, and a pair of deep concave eyes that were particularly fierce.
This person was the Master of Hundred Cliff Stronghold, Dayan.
With a dissatisfied sneer, Da Yan, who had a graceful woman dressed in tulle on the left and right of him, sat in the middle of the wide cushion. The two women immediately filled the luminous glass with wine, vying to be the first person to get the wine to Da Yan’s mouth. The slender white fingers holding the rosy, crystal-clear wine in the sheep white jade cup, there was nothing more beautiful. But Dayan took it impatiently. He was about to drink, when the cup stopped at his mouth.
The fragrant wine was splashed on the gorgeous carpet without hesitation. Da Yan rushed to Yan Changqing, raised his chin, and his eyes were a little more playful: “Come here.”
Yan Changqing slowly got up. He walked slowly, seemingly fearful, but he carefully measured every step. If he was not mistaken, although the two women next to Da Yan seem to be no different from ordinary people at first glance, after careful observation, each of their movements were slightly stiffer than ordinary people, their expressions were also a bit dazed. Obviously, they were just like Xue Rubi, who had been poisoned by Gu.
So where are the other robbed brides?
Yan Changqing arrived in front of Da Yan. He lowered his eyebrows, narrowed his eyes, and poured a glass of wine without rush.
Now getting closer, Da Yan reconsidered the bride in red. Somehow, although the bride’s face was normal, it seemed that her whole body was covered with a touch of arrogance and aura. The more it pushed everyone away thousands of miles, the more one wanted to get closer.
Entering this Hundred Cliff Stronghold, even if it was an agile falcon, it cannot fly out of his palm.
What is with this arrogance?
Da Yan, “Come here, get closer, and help me take off my boots.”
Da Yan’s feet swept over.
Yan Changqing’s eyebrows frowned slightly, he was very disgusted. But there was a sudden movement in his heart.
Yan Changqing raised a hand as if he was adjusting his belt, but the soft sword at his waist was ready to go. The other hand was about to grab Da Yan’s leg. As long as he pulled it——
However, at the moment when he grabbed Da Yan’s right leg, Yan Changqing was shocked.
This leg was a wooden artificial leg!
Between the spark and flint, Yan Changqing suddenly thought of something. He flipped over on the spot, and the silver sword was unsheathed!
The flying scarlet clothes were like burning petals. Among the petals flying, a silver sword like dazzling lightning, reached Da Yan’s face!
Da Yan smiled slightly, but didn’t mean to dodge in the slightest. Seeing that the sharp sword was about to pierce his chest– ”
The silver sword fell to the ground, and Yan Changqing knelt on the ground with a thump. He tremblingly raised his hands, his eyes widened in disbelief.
The moment his limbs were exerting force, it seemed as if they were suddenly tightly shackled by a hot trickle. The trickle was so hot that as long as he moved, it would be embedded in his flesh and blood like a soldering iron.
How come! Before leaving, he obviously sprinkled gu repellent powder on his clothes. Impossible? !
Da Yan walked up to Yan Changqing and looked down at Yan Changqing, who fell to the ground. He said word by word: “Back when you took the knife and cut off my right leg, did you think that you would have the day where you would take off my shoes?”
“Silver Masked King of H*ll!”