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.
Ling Wang had hear it all from the horse and had no idea what she should do until she suddenly remembered the medallion her mother have given her and if it had been the plan to show it to the emperor then she could maybe get into him by showing it, but where was it. She didn’t had it around her neck like her mother have given her and she started to be sad and worried about that it could be gone in the forest, lost doing the branch or the fights. As she turned the saddest she was about to yell to Jiahao Wang if he had it but a strange feeling started to appear in her heart and a light appear in her dark eyes. At first she was scared of the light and the feeling because she had heard many old people talk about a light that would appear when you were dying and the strange feeling could be a pain from her wounds that she did not know but then suddenly the light turned into a star and started dancing in front of her like it wanted to tell her something and she move her arms out after it and started following it and soon felt the pockets on the horse. She started to open the pockets but could not find any medallion and the fear returned but as the darkness was about to win, she felt something, something which only could be the medallion and even she was not sure that Jiahao Wang would have one too she knew it was her family’s. She wanted to yell about it to Jiahao but he had told her that he did not want her to move or yell so she decided that movement was the best as then she would be get up close to escape the people and make less know about the attack so she started to feel the horse. It was the first time she had been getting of a horse without anybody to help her but she had to make a try. She bend forward against what she knew was the head and whispered “please let me get off gentle” and she felt like the horses started to relax more and she started grip in the horse gentle and do the swinging of her legs like her father had learned her but as she managed to turn, the ground was longer down that excepted and she fell to the ground and landed in some mud. She was about to get mad at herself but felt lucky that she didn’t lose the medallion when without warning a loud scream was heard “Look out!” And in the next second she was hit by a horseshoe in the belly near the place she had been hit by the branch. Her tongue started to taste the blood coming and slowly feeling the mouth. She started to feel dizzy and held tightly at the medallion, a gentle voice appear in the dark “Are you hurt?” She tried to answer but the blood was taking over and instead she could hear the voice of Jiahao yelling of someone and her on the same time before the voices disappeared and she blacked out.
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.
The soldiers around him started to yelled louder to make the evil warlord’s army sound like nothing even it was way bigger and that they knew their leader was their only chance of getting out of the town alive. The other lord entered the circle and all turned quiet except for the rain against the leafs and ground which slowly got more and more muddy. The man raised his sword high as a lightning ran fast over the sky and followed by a loud thunder behind it. Xiao Wang could see that there already was blood on the sword but he knew that he had not been attacked yet but before he could clean his mind the other lord yelled “Are you afraid of me, boy?” With a ice cold voice which made the rain feel like ice for a second. Xiao Wang wanted to yelled no but again before he could do anything the lord yelled again “Take a look at those heads” and without warning two head flew though the air from the side of the warlord and landed in front of Xiao Wang who almost turned into ice. Only his breath showed he was still there and the fear in his eyes had turned him into a easy target but the lord did not strike yet and just yelled again “Care to tell who the heads are to those who cannot see them, boy” Xiao Wang tried to open his mouth but no voice escaped so the lord just laughed loud and continued “Did you lose your tongue, boy?” Xiao Wang could feel the hate start to grow inside him because of the dead men and the lord’s way of calling him boy all the time even he was a grown older man. “Stop calling me boy” he suddenly yelled and ran against the lord with his full power but as he was about to strike the lord just moved his sword from the sky to the middle ground and blocked his attack like it was nothing and laughed again “Well boy, you was not an ice cube after all and when you does not want to tell it, then those heads are the two men, you tried to send away to the emperor, while you was going to fight me to give the emperor a chance” he held a break and then yelled again “Is that not right, boy?” Xiao Wang was worried what his soldiers reaction would be if or rather when he would answer. “Yes, it is true” he yelled loud making sure the whole forrest heard it “But that does not change my plans of killing you anyway” and then he used the blocked attack to gain more power and attack again which this time surprised the evil lord a bit but still he managed to block the attack.
He opened the door slowly as he expected her to be watching fireworks again but the room was all dark except for the light from the hall. He could see that Ning Wang was already in bed and that she wear looking away like she did not want to talk at all. “Are you asleep already?” he tried with a gentle voice while looking at her but she did not move so he closed the door and walked over to her bed and knelled in front of it. “I am sorry I yelled at you, but you know it was past your bedtime” he tried and this time she moved around and with a sad look she answered “I am sorry that I wanted to see the fireworks so much” a moment of silence followed before they gave each other a hug which made Ning Wang smile again. “Will you tell a bedtime story?” she asked with a interested voice and Jiahao Wang just nodded and stood up from his kneeling position and removed the curtains so the fireworks entered the room and Ning Wang used the chance to get out of bed and run over to get her favorite book and toy so she could enjoy the story. But Jiahao Wang smiled and shaked his head gentle while removing the book from her hand. “I know it is your favorite but today I will tell you another story” Ning Wang turned a bit sad as she had hoped she could her about princesses and dragon’s and was about to complain about it but keep quiet as she did not want her grandfather to become more angry tonight even it had been her fault. Jiahao Wang could see that her eyes was sad over that he would not read that one so instead he walked out of the door “Just a minute” he said as he left the room and soon he was back with the old case form earlier and continued “I know you love the book very much but I felt it was time to tell you a real story instead of all that fantasy” He wanted to say more but could see how Ning Wang’s eyes got more and more focused on the old case he had in his hand so he cut the story short and continued “I did not plan for you to see this before in long time, but here is a sword which have been in our family for as long as the moon have been in the sky” Ning Wang did not listen at all as she watched the sword but still managed to be able to think and ask a question “Is the story about this sword, grandfather?” Jiahao Wang laughed because he knew his grand daughter was not stupid at all but still so he just replied “Yes, but first you need to know the backstory and let me warn you, it is stories for little girls even I will do my best to tell it gentle to you, then you can always get the bad version later” Ning Wang did not care as she was used to hear stories about dragons and heroes so why would this be any different. “Am I in the story grandfather?” she asked gentle as she tried to figure out what the story was about without spoiling the story and Jiahao Wang looked at her with seriously eyes as he was worried about something which made her quickly replied her own answer “I am sorry, grandfather” which made Jiahao Wang get his happy look back while he replied “I don’t know sweety… let us see” and the he pretented to read a page in a book before he replied “No, you are not but let us call the hero in this book for Ling Wang just so we feel we are family” before he could finish Ning Wang already had a new question “Who is she?” Jiahao smiled again as big rocket explode in the window almost turning the whole room red with its power before he answered “She is the hero as I said and she is a blind girl” Ning Wang broke in again and asked “Why is she blind grandfather?” Jiahao Wang replied quickly “I am sure the story will tell you why so please no more questions now so I can tell you the story” A new rocket exploded behind them this time it turned the room green and Ning Wang smiled before nodding and answered “Yeah tell the story grandfather” like she was the one waiting for him to get ready while she had been the one distruping the story. Jiahao Wang took the sword and put it in it’s case again so no one would become cut from it and then he took her at his lap with her blanket around them and watched the fireworks for a second before he prepreade his voice and started “Our story begins in a small town Jiudu which is not far from Beijing in China, here lived a young girl named Ling Wang with her parents, the famous general Xiao Chang who had helped the emperor many times and ways and in returned had gotten premisson to marry Lan Wang the emperor’s favorite concubine…”