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.
He closed his eyes hard and started to focus on the rain drops instead of the nightmare which had awaken him not long ago and soon he was already fast asleep but this time there were no dreams or nightmares in his sleep only an annoying voice calling “General, general” before his ears and mind finally understood it was in the real world the sound was coming from and he opened his eyes again and he so tired of being awaken again with such short distance. He staring with eyes sending lightnings at the man who had been yelling for him seconds ago and now was standing in front of him covered in blood. “I hope that blood is from the girl I ordered you and 11 others to kill” The soldier looked down in the ground and did not answer as a cat had taken his tongue. “Why are you waking me up if you don’t have anything to say” Li Chen continued while slowly walking closer to his sword on the bed. A very low voice replied “I am sorry to have awaken you, my lord but I bring bad news” Li Chen took the last step against the bed and took the sword before turning against the soldier and swung his sword fast making the soldier start screaming of pain as his left arm started to slide down and land on the ground “I told you that I would only be awaken if you had good news, stop screaming and tell me the news or I cut you again” He yelled to break thought the screams. The soldier tried to focus but the pain was too much so it was not very understandable “We… ambush… crazy girl… old man… death…” Li Chen looked at the man and smiled “Try again and this time more words please” The soldier became more calm as a medic entered the room and started to cover the hole “We attacked and ambushed her and some older man who was with her but something happen and she turned into a crazy person and started killing us for fun even when we took the old man hostage” he said and Li Chen smiled again “See, that was not hard, was it?” The soldier started to shake his head but before he could reply properly he fell to the ground while holding himself on the chest with his only arm. Li Chen had stabbed him and he was laughing loud now “I told you guys to handle it and if you cannot beat a small girl and old man you are a disgrace to my army so die now” and then he cut the head of town as he was tired of the scream. The medic who had been seating next the soldier was speechless but did not do anything else than leave the body and the tent. Li Chen look at the body while thinking about who the old man could be when it hit him that in his father battle against the young man years ago, he had also been fighting an old man and that old man was the main reason that they had lost but luckily they had still managed to escape. He thought hard but could not remember the name of the old man but wondered if the dream was together with events and that the dragon was him. He decide he would not take the chance on having the old man on the lose so he walked out to his guards. “I want more guards at my siblings and I tents plus I want someone to clean up my tent as it is a mess in there” the soldiers just nodded as they knew what had happened inside the tent not long ago. Li Chen was about to walk inside the tent again to sleep some more when the sun started to raise up in the east and he knew that he had been getting more sleep than expected and he turned his focus on his guards again and yelled “Bring me my siblings now and clean up the mess now then you can find extra guards later” and then he walked into the tent and cleaned the sword while talking to himself “That old man have made my hand kill twice and ruined my plans to attack the emperor’s palace with all my might and power. I hope we get there before him so we can hurt them down afterwards without any place for them to go”
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”