They decided to go to bed for the night as now they have done the first part of the plan and there was no survivors so why rush the plan more than needed. Gang Chen and Ning Chen left the tent leaving Li Chen the only leader in the tent and he walked over to a beaten woman “Now don’t you worry, we will kill your daughter long before she will have a chance to see your look” Ning Wang looked up but before she could reply back Li Chen slapped her face and started to lose her chains from the tent pole and force her over to the bed where he removed the little clothes she had left and started to force her, making her scream of pain but no one care and came to her rescue. Just as the fun part for Li Chen was about to happen Ning Wang managed to scream “You will pay for this” before being slapped again but she continued “Be happy that you have never seen my daughter so she cannot hunt you in your dreams” and as the last word left her mouth she bite him hard the shoulder making him drop the chain and she kicked him and started running out of the tent but before she reached the opening the chain got tight once more and in the next she were laying on the ground and all turned dark. Li Chen looked at her for a second before yelling “Guards” and two soldiers ran into the tent quick “Lock her back up, I am going to sleep now and I won’t be disturbed by anything other than good news about that her daughter is dead” the soldiers nodded as one and started to do as he had commanded while he could go to bed in almost at peace as he wondered why she would say that he should be happy that he had not met her as the only woman he knew who could use a sword was his own sister Ning Chen and if she had been training with a sword then why were she not out in the forest with her father and the rest of the training men. He shook his head to clear his mind as no matter what she would be dead soon as the 12 men would kill her faster than a blink of an eye and with that the thought in mind he feel asleep expecting a good night sleep after all the events from killing his father to destroy the town which failed to help them so many years ago.
In the meantime in a tent not far from there is three people seating around a table with a big map on it. The three people looks at each other and at the map before the oldest of the three, Li Chen, starts “We need to make plans for the invasion of the entire country so we can rule everything which our father was destine to rule before his brother took it all from him and later us” He stopped and took a small knife from his belt and hammered into the map where Beijing was placed. “Yeah our father was a weakling for first losing it all to his brother and later losing our mother years ago, then lose to the same man today” the only female, Ning Chen, replied making sure that her two brothers knew that she had not turned weak after they had killed their father. The last brother, Gang Chen, looked at the map and replied “I hope the 12 soldiers we sent the girl have done their job of killing her, so we can be sure that Beijing does not get the news about the attack before we get there tomorrow” They nodded in agreement before Li Chen pointed at the south of the map near the sea. “Gang Chen, you take your army and use it to fight all the way south you can so the emperor cannot get help from there” Gang Chen nodded in agreement before Li Chen continued “Ning Chen, you will take your army and force it to the west and make sure that the emperor cannot get help from there” Ning Chen nodded too and Li Chen continued again “I am going to take the main army which our father was going to control to the emperor palace and capture it… of course I will wait to you are back here to kill the emperor and whatever pathetic heir he has.” Their faces turned all in to big smiles, Ning Chen smiled bigger and answered “It felt good to finally to destroy the town which betrayed us so many years ago and I really enjoyed getting my sword covered in the blood of people” She took up her sword which was still bloody form earlier and licked some of the blood. “Cannot wait for the blood of more people, my brothers” The brothers looked at her and each other before laughing loud.
Jiahao Wang feared the worst and wondered what would happen next as he could see that Ling Wang was not the peaceful girl he had meet not long ago and even her fighting style was very much like her father, he did not have a rage like hers but he didn’t experience an heartbreaking event like Ling Wang had. He wanted to warn his capture that she was out of control at the moment but before he managed to get a chance to open his mouth his face got covered in blood and for a second he worried that it was his own blood but as no pain was felt and instead was a release of his shoulders, he knew what happened and he turned around while the body of his former capture fell to the ground like a doll. Ling Wang was standing not far from him with the rain started to clean her of blood. He took his eyes of her for a second as he looked around and so far he could see they were all alone now. Suddenly Ling Wang started screaming of pain and Jiahao Wang moved his eyes back on her but only managed to see fall to the ground and her screams disappeared. He ran over to her in an instant to make sure she were alright and started to check her before a weak hand grabbed his bread and an almost silence voice spoke “Where am I? Is it you Jiahao…” the voice disappeared together with grip before Jiahao Wang had the chance to answer and he started to search quicker for any injuries which was hard when the branch had hit her too no so long ago. He couldn’t find any and was relieved when her breath returned and was normal. He made sure they were alone before he took her in hands and carried her back to blanket and fire which had almost died out doing the heat of the fight because of the heavy rain which continued to fall over them. He looked around again to be sure that they were alone and then he started to get his horse ready again as it had lost a few of the things that he previously had prepared.
There were no time to think only do as soon two new soldiers were right in front of her and even she could not see them, she could feel their present so she just raised the sword from the soldier from before and felt the blood run down her arms fueling her rage even more and in the next second she was already next to the two soldiers who just stood like stones and before they were able to move Ling Wang had already made them lose their breath and made them kneel in front of her. They tried to speak but before they could say anything they were already down in the muddy ground in two parts with blood running anywhere. Jiahao Wang who had been having his own battles looked at the killings that Ling Wang had done with both fear and surprised look but before he could yell anything to Ling Wang he felt a sharp sword against his throat “Be quiet, old man… do not say a word before I command you to” in the meantime had Ling Wang slashed another solider down and there were no end in sight of her rage and she took aim at the next soldier who was already screaming of fear of what she would do to to him but just as the sword hit him, Jiahao Wang yelled “Ling Wang, please stop” but it was too late as Long wang just finished her cut and leaved the man died in his own blood before walking against the old man and his capture. “Stop and put down your sword or I will kill the old man” Ling Wang stopped and slowly dropped her sword like she were commanded but the rage inside her made she not able to speak. “Good girl” the capture replied
Ling Wang took the last bite of the bread and was about to say something but her ears caught the birds flying away fast and wild together with lots of broken branches and suddenly Jiahao Wang yelled “I know you cannot see, but try if you can get on the horse anyway while I keep them at bay” Ling Wang could feel the fear from the events with her servant grow inside her together with her mother sending her away so instead of froze so almost turned to stone and could not move a muscle, she could not even make herself breath or chewing the mouthful she still had in her mouth. Soon a high scream was hear and she knew that Jiahao Wang had attacked and hopefully killed the first one as the voice did not sound like his voice. Suddenly someone hit her in the back and she landed in the cold muddy ground with a splash and her face got under the small amount of water and still she was not able to move so her mind started to fill with thoughts “You are dying now, this is the end” she could hear her mother say “You are weak and worth nothing” her father’s voice continued but suddenly the old man voice was in her head “You are not worthless and your parents loved you more than life itself” she could feel her arm move in the mud beside her and soon the other arm followed as a power inside her started to grow and before she knew it they arms had raised her for the muddy ground and she was ready to go to the horse but just as she was about to move, she felt a sword touching her neck and a dry evil voice commanded “You stay here, little girl” Ling Wang could feel the power turning into a rage and without any warning or control she turned around and faced the man with the sword who was so surprised that he did not managed to move and in the next second it was too late as she had grabbed the sword by the blade with her hand and even small drops of blood started to fall down from her fingers she could not feel the pain and in one move she had forced the sword from the soldier and now he was the one laying the muddy ground without any breaths as the ground slowly turned more and more red.
“Where am I?” She started trying to make the mind focus on present instead of the horrible past. She could hear Jiahao Wang get himself together before he answered “in the forest not far from where you was attacked by those soldiers, which I saved you from and if I may ask, why were they after you?” Ling Wang had wanted to know what had happened to them but his question had surprised her as he didn’t feel like the person who would just rush in and save a girl he didn’t know who was. She was about to answer his answer but he continued “In case your mind wants to know what happened to your attackers, then they are all dead as they attack me after I tried to come between them and you so your story has to be good” Ling Wang turned confused while on the same time horrified as why would he know more than the story she had just told him but she decided it was best to do what he asked so she started slowly. “I woke up this morning like any other day before getting dressed and running out to train with a sword I found in my father closet around the time he left.” She held a break as tears ran a bit while her chest hurted because of the injuries and then continue “I trained to make my parents proud of me as I felt like I was a burden to them and” “Your parents never watched you as a burden as they loved you more than life itself or rather they did last time I knew was them around your birth, now continue and I am sorry to break your story” Ling Wang did not know what to say except continuing as he told her to. “Well, I was disrupted by a servant who wanted me back him because my mother had fallen but I believed that it was a way of getting me home as it started raining and wanted to stay on the hill and train while waiting for my father. Suddenly arrows started to fall around me and I froze which made the servant take me and run me home but on the way he was hit and I was in the mess of the town full of scared people screaming and in panic. Luckily another servant found me and got me home where my mother had packed a horse and I was put on it while she stayed behind. I tried to return to her but they closed the gate and the soldiers you killed started following me and then I ended up meeting you” tears ran fast as she stopped her story and she felt the old man hold around her to make her feel better. “I know it was hard to tell me the entire story, but don’t you feel better now than before you did” Ling Wang was too sad to answer but nodded anyway to accept his idea. The we’re close for a long time or it rather felt like it before suddenly Ling Wangs belly rubbled “You most be hungry after no breakfast or time to eat doing the escape and now it is almost midnight” Ling Wang nodded again and soon she could smell bread which she eat gentle but still quite fast. It was bit dry but she didn’t mind at all as it was food. “Thanks” she managed to say between the bites and Jiahao Wang just laughed for the first time since they meet and the mood between them became better. While she eat she could him prepare the horse and wondered why they would go before it hit her, he would help her go to the emperor’s palace of course.
She looked at him with her death eyes and even that they didn’t look directly at him he knew she was calm again so when she nodded too, he just as gentle removed his hand. “I am sorry to me you like this” he started while moving behind the fireplace so she could get warmth into her beaten body. He was about to continue but was interrupted by Ling Wang “Where I am? Who are you? Where are my horse?” Her mouth turn sour in all the questions as she didn’t knew up or down in anything. All she knew was the pain inside her chest from the lose of her parents and the accident with the horse not long ago. The accident stood clear in her mind like a painting and her mouth worked again “what happened to the soldiers?… hmph…” the gentle hand was back and a gentle voice replied “I will answer all your questions, one at a time… but before I will answer anything I want to know your name so I know who I am talking to, are you up to that?” Ling Wang nodded and in the second she felt the hand leave her mouth she replied “I am Ling Wang, only daughter of general Xiao Wang and Lan Wang former concubine of the emperor” she stopped as she worried that the hand would return even it was gentle but nothing happened so she continued “I regret to inform that both of them are expected death together with the entire town” she wanted to say more but she could her that her company had started crying so she stopped and felt the heat warm her up. The old man looked at her trying to figure out if it was true he had just heard so he gathered his tears and asked “is that really why you are here?” Tear drops could be hear falling when he ended the question and Ling Wang just looked after him with even more death eyes than before. “l am sorry but yes.” She answered with a voice leaving no doubt and her eyes started dripping again too before she continue “Now I have introduced myself, who may I ask you are?” And the old man replied “Jiahao Wang, your father’s grandmaster, I have know your father since I meet her in a forest much like this after the first war between the emperor and his brother so I supposed I should know about you too but been too focused on personal matters that I have been away for too long and was on the way to visit your parents” Ling Wang could hear there was more sadness in the voice than before so she knew something bad had happened to him and she was sure he wasn’t lying to her but still she was not sure if it was right time to ask questions other than those about the place and what had happened while she had been blacked out.
Ling Wang wakes up in her bed with a set and look around and on herself with quick movements but cannot find any of the injuries she had from the fight, she just had with the soldiers but before she can think more about it, her mother enters her room with a smile on her face “You are up, cherry” and before Ling Wang can reply she continues “Look who is home” and in comes her father also smiling “You were so sleepy that you did not meet me at the hill we had agreed on” he continued like he knew what her mother was going to say. Ling Wang ran over to give her father a big hug and felt warmer inside, she wanted to tell him about her dream about the attack and the soldiers and the rest of her dream but she did not want to scary them with that so she decided to wait. It got warmer and warmer inside the room and Ling Wang could not find out where the heat was coming from but decided that it much had been all the energy she used to be with her father now was back. They walked out in the morning sun but there was no birds singing in the sky which confused her even more. She ran in the front to tell people about that her father was now home but she could not find any people either so she got even more and more confused and then she turned around and turned into stone as her house and the rest of the town was in fire but her parents just walked against her like nothing was happening. “Mom, dad?” she managed to speak before they were at her side quicker than the wind with a sword in their hands which they held against her “You was going to deliver the message to the emperor” her mother started with an evil dry voice. “You should have been a boy” her father continued with the same evil dry voice as the mother. Ling Wang tried to run away but her feet had turned into rocks and the evil voice continued “You are a failure”, “We don’t love you”, “We never cared about you”, “You was never our daughter” Ling Wang started to cry because of all the hard things they said against her but in the middle of it an gentle voice started to appear “Wake up”, “Wake up“ it repeated over and over which made her former parents started to cut in her and she could feel the pain grow bigger and bigger. Suddenly a big hand appeared in the sky and pushed her parents away before taking her up from the ground and in the next second Ling Wang looked into a face of an old man. Confused and scared from the dream she started screaming and crying loud before the old man held a gentle hand over her mouth. “You are safe here, it was just a nightmare” he spoke like the gentle voice in the dream.
Suddenly the horse turned away and Long Wang could feel the rain drops hit her less often and soon she heard bird songs too and she knew she was a forest now. Now she only needed to make the soldiers back off so she tried to think but changes in the wind made her know that swords were trying to strike her down and in a last second she moved away and heard the soldiers complaining about their missed changed and she knew it was her chance to get away so she held tight around the horse and commanded it to go faster and it started to pick up speed and she got farther and farther away from the noisy soldiers which made her smile again but just as she felt she had escaped the dangers and turned her back against her. Before she knew it she were on the muddy ground trying to breathe and figure out what was up and down. Her mind was all gone except for the word “failure” as she knew that if she did not get away now she would be killed by the soldiers and she would have failed her family. Tired and confused she started to hold herself together and accept her fate as she could hear the soldiers on their horses coming closer and how they were started to laugh loudly when they watched her laying they. Ling Wang tried to find the sword she had been holding seconds before the accident but it was nowhere to be found in the mud and instead she started to scream loudly when her hands touched the horse head which was a mess too after it had taken much of the damage. Ling Wang could heard the soldiers stepping on their horses and soon a sword was pushed against the rocks and her broken clothes held her from moving any further. She tried to break free but it just showed more and more of her bare skin and broken body which turned the soldiers more and more wild and they started to play with her in circles. The accident had made them know that she were blind and that she had no clues about her surroundings. Suddenly another horse was heard and Ling Wang feared that it was some leader who wanted to be her first so she gathered her last strength and run against one of the soldiers trying to get a grip of a sword or something she could end her life with but she almost blacked out going halfway there so she gave up and stopped move her body at all. But suddenly a calm gentle voice where heard “who owns this medallion?” Ling Wang was too tired to answer but tried anyway and the voice replied “is this true soldiers?” The soldiers looked at themselves and the old man who stood there unarmed with the medallion and without answering started to move closer to the old man who yelled but still calm “I am here to help you Ling Wang, don’t give up” Ling Wang tried to reply but her body was way to broken and tired so everything turned black and all the body hit the muddy ground with a splash. “Now you are all alone, old man” a solider yelled with a raised sword which the old man just closed his eyes and replied with a shaking head “no you are alone”
Without much talk Ling Wang was put on the horse but even that was hard on her mother and soon both where full of tears while Lan Wang tried to tell her where the different things were but her tears and crying made it hard for her to speak so she just moved Ling Wang’s hands over the things and when they touched a sword Ling Wang face turned weird as her mother knew nothing about her 6 months of training by herself but when she was about to ask she just quickly got the answer “I know my love” and then they touched a last time before the horse suddenly started moving and before any of them could say anything the gate was closed between them. Ling Wang could feel the tears running faster and faster and she did not want to ride away just yet and not without her mother so she tried to yell but her tears made it unable and when suddenly some laughing men were heard Ling Wang knew there was nothing to do other than being the message to the emperor. She turned away from the voices and put her head towards the horse and whispered “I wish you bring me to the emperor’s palace now” and as her words have left her mouth the horse had started to ride like a crazy and it was hard to see that the person on top was blind. Ling Wang did her best to hold a tight grip but falling off was not what worried her the most but rather what she should do to evil followers whose laughing was coming closer and closer. Ling Wang thought like crazy but her mind kept focusing on her mother and where her father might be in all of this, suddenly her mind remembered the sword and she turned around to grasp it which was not a second too late as her movement had made the first attack from her followers fail except for a few inches of hair which warned her of the danger she was in. “We got you now” a deep serious bruise voice replied which made Ling Wang smile for the first time since the attack as she knew that they didn’t know she was blind and to make sure they was going to stay in that way she yelled “I wouldn’t be sure about that” and then made a strike against the man who did not expect the speed of the girl and before he could reach and attack back his mouth started to fill with blood and he fell of the horse like a stone on water. Ling Wang froze as she found out that she had killed a man, her first but before she could think of anything about it the remaining followers announced their numbers and plans as they started yelling in mouth of each other. Ling Wang knew she had killed the leader of the group which would was both good and bad as in one way she had one less to focus on but on the other she now had to expect more random attacks and she knew she had to find a way of controlling it, then she remembered about the forest her father had told her about last time they had been having time together. There were only one problem about it, she had no idea of where it was compared to the place she was already so she had to keep fate in the horse.