Jun Chen tried to decide if he should tell Yi Chang about the man only he had seen and felt while he had been away. “Sorry, Yi Chang, I will go training now” but as he looked out the window, he could see the sun was going down in the sea. “It’s too late for that now, and you didn’t answer my question, maybe you are too focused on what had happened the last days” the word days gave a set in Xiuying Chang who had been listening to the conversation “how long have I been out before waking up earlier?” It flew out of her without caring about anything. Yi Chang got surprised as he expected her to be fast asleep again but took himself together and then answered “you have only missed the day riding from the palace to your new home, here in Tengxiang” Xiuying Chang could feel the peace come over her again. The question had given time to Jun Chen to think about the event which had happened or he thought had happened and decided he wanted to tell Yi Chang. “Grandmaster, can I have a word with you in private” Yi Chang looked at him weird as they had been using names all the time so far so why suddenly the title so he just nodded before putting down the dinner for the day, Chicken breasts with yellow rice and green onions. They walked outside the house and left Xiuying Chang alone. “So?” Yi Chang voice almost commanded replied as they where alone. “Sorry, grandmaster that I wasn’t out training as you expected me to be… I won’t let you down again” while he started to look around for a good place to make the fire for cooking the dinner. Yi Chang looked at him with serious eyes before replying just as serious “no matter what happened today, I want to know it all” before he noticed how serious he had sounded and decided to make up to it “sorry I am just a bit tired from searching for someone to help us and it is fine that you haven’t been training today but I need you to be ready for the time when you need the power, so please tell me what happened” Jun Chen could feel the event in his mind pressing on his tongue but didn’t know where to start so the words almost flew out of his mouth in randomly order “random man, healing powers, only me, fighting” he managed to say before Yi Chang held a hand on his head without saying anything but it relaxed Jun Chen who could now find the words. “I am not sure if I was dreaming or what but Xiuying Chang wanted to stand up after you had leaved us and I tried to make her stand up and all went fine until we suddenly fell to the ground and I landed on top of her…” he looked at Yi Chang who just nodded him to continue “of course with all her injuries she started screaming and I tried to make her feel better again when suddenly a old man like you appeared with a knife and we had a fight which ended with him winning and I cut myself with my sword in the attempt to defend Xiuying Chang…” his voice had broken as he started to worry what would had happened if the old man hadn’t been helping them but attacked them instead “it is all right, show me where you cut yourself” Jun Chen looked at him with more worrying eyes before answering “I am not lying but the injury is already gone as he cured it… but let me continue the story as there is something more” Yi Chang sent him a weird look but nodded to let him continue “After our fight, he used a knife to clean Xiuying Chang of “bad blood” as he called it and he searched her body for black marks and I helped him and afterwards he were suddenly gone like he had never been there and then soon after you appeared” Yi Chang looked at him and nodded before replied “Thank you for the story and I have no doubt that it is true, but now let’s us go get Xiuying Chang so we can all eat” he was about to go to the door when she suddenly stood there. “I am sorry to listen to the story but I was hungry” Jun Chen went over to guide her the last steps outside as there was not much she could follow. They eat in silence and when they were done, they watched the stars at the sky turn from one to many. Yi Chang was the first to break the silence “I see no point in finding myself a helper tomorrow after you have been healed in someway so instead I will start your trainings… Jun Chen I will train you to become a good emperor like your father and a fearsome warrior while you Xiuying Chang will be trained into become a good wife even you are blind, with that said I want you to forget what you have learned about sword fighting” Xiuying Chang was a bit sad for not being able to train her fighting styles anymore but decided now was not the time to argue about it so she just nodded before she stood up before finding her way to bed. “I will go to bed now, good night” she said with a kind voice trying hide her bad mood and didn’t take the hands of Jun Chen who had raised himself up too to help her back to bed. She had almost just entered the opening to the house before she could hear Jun Chen also excuse himself and go to bed but she didn’t want to talk to him so she moved faster and entered her room quickly went under the blanket to sleep. In the meantime had Jun Chen went to his bed who because of no time to settle down was outside the house but he didn’t mind much because of the many stars and no clouds in sight. As Yi Chang was all alone, he looked around to make sure he were alone before he turned his face against the sky and spoke with gentle but certain words “I have seen it too, brothers but we cannot interfere with events here on earth so please brother Shuǐ don’t help us again” and then he made killed the fire before leaving the place and went to his hammock next to Jun Chen who already was sleeping.
The old man looked at him without answering but his eyes looked like he was laughing and then he just shock his head and focused on Xiuying Chang who was still laying quietly on the ground like nothing had happen. He took his knife from the floor and looked directly at Jun Chen and finally open his mouth “Please don’t attack me again as I am only going to make the bad blood leave her body so her pain will disappear” he held a break and started cutting different places on Xiuying Chang’s body while Jun Chen watched like it a falcon. “You can help” the man said without losing focus from Xiuying Chang and Jun Chen decided that it was more important to let Xiuying Chang be free of her pain than doubt the old man any longer so he walked over to and was about to use his own knife but just as he was about to cut, the man took a hard grip in him. “Sorry, not that knife, please use this one instead” and he were handed a knife exactly like the one, the man was used. “You can find the bad blood by the black marks under the wounds” Jun Chen was about to say to the old man that he was a foul as all the time he had been injured he had yet to see any black marks under near them and he had not seen any on Xiuying Chang doing his search just before but as he looked again he could see lots of tiny black marks around the wounds almost hidden by the bloody bandages. He started doing as the old man had told him and a silence fell over them and only the nearby birds made any sounds at all. Doing the cutting Jun Chen started to wonder who the old man was and why he had not introduced himself yet but guess his attack and focus on helping on Xiuying Chang had made him forgot as he looked very old so Jun Chen decide he wanted to remove any bad connection between them and looked up form Xiuying Chang and brook the silence “I am crown prince Jun Chen and… “ he wanted to know the name of the stranger but the stranger broke in before he could ask the question “I know who you, the girl and everybody in this world is… Now see, she is all free of the black marks” Jun Chen quickly looked down on Xiuying Chang who had not said a word doing the entire session sense he had noticed the man and the man where right but he still wanted the name of the old man “Yes, you have done a great job so no more excuse and tell me your name” Jun Chen could feel the anger grow in him as each word had left his mouth. Suddenly with a quick movement the old man stood up like he had been standing there all the time and before Jun Chen could react the old man had a firm grip around his arms making him unable to move and replied “You don’t need my name” and in the next Jun Chen were on the ground next to Xiuying Chang who had started crying again and when he turned around to look after the old man he was gone. “Come back” he yelled and pulled himself and his sword up form the ground next Xiuying Chang and was about to run after but noticed that the bandage on his hand was gone together with the cutting which confused him even more. Suddenly he felt something at his left food and was about to strike down but managed to behave himself when he noticed that it was Xiuying Chang’s hand. “Are you okay, Jun Chen?” A wet voice from Xiuying Chang asked and as he looked down he noticed that the red bandages he had watched after falling down with her where all white as new snow. He tried to get a hold on himself and managed to stutter “Did… you… not hear or feel the old man?” The hand on his leg took a harder grip in his leg while a now scared voice replied “What man? I have been laying still like you told me to since you feel over me just before… wait a minute” the scared voice turned into confused as last words left her mouth before she started again “I don’t feel any pain anymore” Jun Chen sat down on his knees and started to look at near her bandages but the black marks had disappeared which made look even closer and as he touched the bandages it almost opened up like a flower. “Why are you not out training and getting sweat on your forehead as I told you” Jun Chen and Xiuying Chang both almost jumped at the commanding voice form Yi Chang.
“I hope to see you sweating when I get back and I will try to find something for you to get better faster together with some new bandages” Yi Chang said and he steps started to leave the room and fate in the birds singing. It left a awkward silence between Xiuying Chang and Jun Chen who was the first to break the silence “you heard him, I better getting started and you better rest” but before he could leave the room Xiuying Chang had grip his clothes with a shacking head she commanded him “I want to see the house first no matter how much pain” some not understandable words came from Jun Chen but Xiuying Chang raised her voice but kept it kind “Today, please” and before she could say more the sword clacked against the floor and two hands took her gentle in her right hand and shoulder to get her up. Xiuying Chang could feel the pain grow and she had to bite her lips hard which almost was bursting when she finally got on her two legs. “Thanks” she replied with a smile before she almost fell back to the bed if not for Jun Chen. In crazy set of movements they appeared to be doing something like dancing before standing close like two tulips in the wind. Xiuying Chang could feel how Jun Chen eyes watching her everywhere and the pain in her body disappeared. She wanted to return the favor by kissing him but before her lips could find him, they were meet by his and Xiuying Chang felt like she were flying but soon gravity took over and she landed back in the bed with Jun Chen with the pain building up making her scream. Jun Chen moved away from her as fast he could but the damage was done and the bandages started to get more and more red. “It hurts… IT HURTS…” Xiuying Chang screams loud before her mouth is covered by a gentle hand. “I am so sorry for the pain and the hand” Jun Chen whispers to her ear and his gentle voice calms her down but still her body is still full of pains. “Lay still and please don’t scream, I will check your injuries and do what I can but please don’t scream anymore” Xiuying Chang does her best to do as told but the fingers of Jun Chen on her skin started to build up the pain again and soon tears started to run down her checks. Jun Chen could see the pain in her eyes and at the tears making the floor wet while the blood made the bandages more and more red. He was focusing all his senses at her than he did not notice the man in the door watching them but quickly he felt the eyes. He pretended to be focused on her when his eyes search the floor for the sword. “Where is it? I need it now” he thought to himself while trying to focus on making his movements look natural so the watcher wouldn’t know about his search. Finally he got an eye on it but to his fear it was near a part of Xiuying Chang body which didn’t have any visible injuries so he knew to get it, he had to be fast but before he could think of a plan the watcher moved against them and in the next second he was kneeling at Xiuying Chang’s body with a knife in his left hand . The position didn’t give Jun Chen many seconds to act so he jumped at the man over the body of Xiuying Chang and by pure luck he did not hit her and was able to grasp the sword on the way. He held the sword against the throat of the stranger who had not had any chance to defend himself. “Calm down youngster, I am just here to help” a gentle dry voice spoke almost like Yi Chang but it wasn’t him. “Let go of the knife and I might let you leave this place alive” Jun Chen replied with the meanest voice he could as he did not take any chances. The stranger didn’t move a muscle “I am sent by Yi Chang, took take care of her” he replied with the still gentle and calm voice. Jun Chen was about to yell again but the old man continued “and it looks like you need some help too” Jun Chen got confused before he got a pain in the hand grasping the sword and with one eye he watched the blood dripping from the shaft and his hand as he had been so focused on defending Xiuying Chang that he hadn’t had time to notice he had hurt himself and was bleeding. “Now if you please, would you be kind to remove it” but before Jun Chen had a chance to react he was already on the ground with the old man “I see, what Yi Chang meant that you needed more training” then he removed the sword from Jun Chen hand and started to put on some kind of flowers before covering the bloody mix with some bandages. As he were done he removed himself from Jun Chen who quickly started checking the bandages before nodding at the stranger “I am sorry I doubted you, my lord? Friend of Yi Chang”
Hello dear followers
I am back and I am doing my best to write part every day now. My plan is to write at least one part a day Monday – Friday and then give you news like this in a second update if there is anything new other than the part like today. Today I started rewriting the idea for Beyond Love Existence Series as I have gotten all my idea all place now so will update with the right names, places and so on which will make the ideas more readable and more understandable I hope. It does not mean I wont be give you parts as those are the most important. When I am done the idea I will again only focus on my parts unless more things comes up.
See you around
She tried to take some deep breaths but the pain in her chest made her break it into smaller ones before she gave up and just yelled “I am awake” and the speaking died out quickly and some fast steeps followed before the kind voice of Jun Chen appeared. “How are you? Xiuying Chang” she tried to smile but pain form the breathing from before scared her face but she still replied “I am fine, but where are we?” Her had picked up the songs of birds who was normally living near the sea and even that the emperor’s palace was near the sea too, she had not heard them doing the time they were there and she knew they had been under attack so it would not be so quiet unless they were captured. The word capture filled her mind and a tear ran down her cheek and she continued her questions. “Are we…” The word was too hard for her to say even it was all over her mind but suddenly her hands were caught by some gentle hands and her mind started to calm before Jun Chen voice replied her. “No, we are safe… in the town of Tengxiang which is the home town of Yi Cheng, in his old home” Xiuying Chang knew something was wrong but she was too focused on that they were all safe now to worried about when it hit her, what about the emperor Jiang Chen. “What about Jiang Chen?” It flew out of her even she did not want to ask and in the same she could feel the gentle hand of Jun Chen squeeze her a bit hard. “Sorry didn’t meant to hurt you, Xiuying Chang, but my father stayed at the palace while we escaped and I fear the worst for him” Xiuying Chang could feel another tear run down her cheek while her focus turned to Yi Cheng. “I am sorry too… why are you so quiet Yi Cheng?” She wanted to change subject to something more happy. Yi Cheng looked at the two before replied “Sorry I was thinking about what to do with you two as I cannot train both of you on the same time alone, so please excuse me now as I will run some earns in the town while you stay her and get better” She could hear his steps started to leaved the room before he continued “And you young man, start training with this sword while I am away” and in the next Xiuying Chang could hear a sword fly thought the air and that Jun Chen hands quickly disappeared from hers.
It is all quiet as Xiuying Chang open her eyes but as she try to left up her arms to stretch them, they won’t move at all and a bird start singing at a low volume which slowly grows. Xiuying Chang tries to move the rest of her body but nothing in her body seems to work, suddenly she remember the attack and the explosions. “What happened to me?” She thinks loud with no voice at all which scares her even more so her eyes starts filling with tears of fear and sadness as she have no idea of what happen to her, the others or her world for that matter. Suddenly something appears in the edge of her eyes which makes the tears run faster as she finds out she can see but the happy tears quickly turns in scared tears as the thing that comes closer are as far from alive as possible as it is a walking rotten corpse. She tries to move again but nothing helps and the corpse comes closer and closer. She tries screaming again but even she can feel her mouth movement, no voice leaves her mouth and suddenly it hits her that the only sound is coming form the bird and it is started to get on a disturbing level. Her focus on the bird makes her lose focus on the corpse and it is like the bird is telling her something with it’s high voice but just as she was about to hear words in the singing a hand touched her and with all her power she tried to scream and movement but it did not help and soon the corpse kissed her and spoke with a deep and far from friendly voice “I will be waiting for you” and in the next he, the bird and her vision was gone and she could hear Jun Chen talking to Yi Cheng about her but she was to happy to be in the real world to listen to what they said.
Her heart started to slow down before stopping together with her mind and she felt her body closing down but when just as it looked at the darkest two different hands to a hard grip in her hands, no minding the blood or anything and pulled her away. “We have to go NOW” she heard two voices yelling in mouth of each other but she knew the voices. It was Jun Chen and Yi Cheng, their voice continued but she didn’t focus on them as the light and darkness was fighting inside her. “Get up NOW” she heard low but it gave the light and as a blind person she had never seen a light like that before and as she shake her head the light filled her from top to toe and she stand up like nothing could touch her. She started walking with them like her injuries was there no more and she followed them in a speed, way faster than before and soon she could feel water against her skin before the sounds of horses meet her too. They were in the royal stables, a place she always wanted to go but not like this. The last thought made the darkness suddenly appear in the bottom of the light and her senses started to turn off but before she could scream, she fainted.
“Help her up now” Jiang Chen yelled to his men when he noticed that she were laying in the wet grass and soon two men took her and tried to walk her up while putting her on a horse. “You need to ride with her, Jun Chen” Jiang Chen commanded his son. Jun Chen just nodded and prepared his horse for Xiuying Chang as the men had giving up on waking her up and put her on the horse. The rain started to fall faster and another explosion was heard from in other end of palace but no one had time to focus on that now because they had to get away now and they did not have a second chance. Emperor looked up at the sky before he closed his eyes and fell the rain hitting in his face for almost three seconds before he nodded like he had decided something and then he started walking over to the gate. He opened it like it was nothing which made the men including Jun Chen and Yi Cheng freeze for a bit. “Get our now and let our paths meet again some day safe” he yelled loud and looked at his son a last time as they started riding on each side of him. Jun Chen wanted to look back at his father but the gate had already closed and they were now just the three of them and they had to hurry away or they might become many more.
Suddenly another explosion hit and her grandfather’s hand turned soft as they flew from each other. Xiuying Chang landed on something soft and at first, she was happy that she did not hit anything hard, her happiness quickly disappeared as she learn she had hit a person. She tried to figure out who it was but the explosion had ruined all her senses except touch so she started to move her fingers around on the body. It felt like a leg and she tired to follow it up but hit some sharp on the way with some liquid surrounding it. The body below her had not moved while she had touch the place which made her move so she started to doubt that it really was a person she had landed which leaved her no other choice than taste the liquid. She gentle touch her way up to the place again and sh was about to touch the place again when it crossed her mind that she already had the liquid on her fingers. She took a deep lick on her finger and froze before reaching the end. It was blood.
She follow him thought the halls while she heard many new voices but Jun Chen keep dragging her past them all so she had no time to focus on what they said or the rooms they left. Suddenly Jun Chen stopped and Xiuying Chang could feel the wind and some leafs playing with her hair. It was so calming and relaxing that she almost forgot she were hungry. “When you are better again we will go out here in the palace garden every day and train as I have heard that you are good fighter even you are blind” Xiuying Chang smiled before her belly started to demand some food soon and they soon on their way again. They got back inside again and soon she heard voices she knew. The emperor and her grandfather. “What took you so long?” The emperor replied as he got an eye on them and before Xiuying Chang could answer Jun Chen had already open his mouth. “I wanted to show her the garden father” he answered like it was the simplest thing in the world. “Very well, but now it is time to eat and I am sure that Xiuying Chang is hunger too after about a day full of sleep.” Xiuying Chang could heard something was wrong in his voice but was too hungry to ruin the meal so she started to try find some of the food on the table in front of them. No one said a word as they were eating and Xiuying Chang used the change to relax and get as much food inside as possible as she were starved after the days with almost no food. Suddenly some quick feet entered the room and ran over to the emperor and a voice started whispering but not for long as the emperor yelled “Those people you see around this table are survivors for the attack so they are allowed to hear everything about it” the whispering voices stopped and took so deep breaths. “I am sorry my lord, I didn’t know it was no secret but what I was to say was that an army have been sighted not far form here” he wanted to say more but suddenly the whole hall was in chaos as more men entered the room screaming loudly. Xiuying Chang had been so focused on the food that she didn’t hear what they were saying before a hard grip took her arm and dragged her away form the food. “Heeeyyyy, I was eating that” she responded annoyed and her grandfathers gentle voice replied “didn’t you hear what happen, we have to get out now” Xiuying Chang’s voice changed form annoyed to worried “No, sorry grandfather, what happened.” But before he could answer an explosion happen near them and Xiuying Chang knew what was going on and was about to panic but her grandfather’s hard grip made her feel safe and she did her best to follow him even the fast movements had made her injuries hurt again.
She woke up as she could feel the sun reach her body which she used to wake up by back home. She listened for the morning birds but could not hear them as they were replaced with those she was about to hear in the afternoon and she were about to yell for someone but then she remembered she had no idea of what direction she was sleeping in so it could be why she had slept so long beside her injuries had taken its toll on her too. Suddenly a gentle female voice broke the bird songs “Good afternoon, good to see you up as I am here to replace your bandages. Don’t worry I will be gentle” and before Xiuying Chang could do anything to prevent it, a pair hands started touch her belly and chest. The pain were still unbearable but she did not want to show she were weak so instead of screaming she just bit her teeth together and tried to act normal. The woman was gentle but still doing her job like she had done it a million times. Suddenly footsteps started and entered the room but before the person could say anything the woman who had wrapped her like a rice roll replied “Can you see, we are busy at the moment and need some privacy?” And Xiuying Chang could hear the steps stop before making sounds of turning around “I am sorry, Xiuying Chang I just heard that you were awake and wanted to ask you if wanted to have dinner with me?” Xiuying Chang could hear it was with the crown prince but her mind was too focused on the pain she tried to hide to remember his name so the word exploded our of her mouth “YEEEEEEES” she almost yelled which surprised all in the room and Xiuying Chang could feel the color turn more and more red in her face and it got worse when she just noticed that she have been naked in front of the crown prince, a man and person she have only just meet. Her thoughts was stopped by a gentle voice from the woman who had wrapped her bandages “I am sorry, I didn’t meant to hurt you in anyway so next time I will change your bandages please tell me so I can be even more gentle” Then the hands left her painful body which was shacking like she had been out in the icy snow instead. “We are done, you can turn back around now” The steps form the crown prince changed direction as the woman’s steps leaved the room. He laughed like she had done something stupid before he stopped himself “I am sorry for laughter and my entrance… would you allow me to guide you to the main hall for dinner with me, my father and your grandfather?” Xiuying Chang had forgotten all about her grandfather and her parents. The thought of them made a tear run down from her left eye before she stopped herself and tried to focus on present time instead.