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.
She woke up with a set almost screaming of pain but no voice left her mouth but she knew that she were not in the mud anymore and the medallion was no longer in her hand but around her neck and when she felt her surroundings even better she found it to be a soft bed and the blanket was nice too, but wait what was that it was sticky but still soft. As she started to feel it more a strangers laugher started and she knew that it was a head and it was not the old man she was used to but someone younger. She felt a hand grip hers and the laugher stopped but a gentle voice continued “Do you mind not picking my eyes out, my lady” she were not used to be called that so she could feel her checks getting red and unable to answer. “You are the shy type, aren’t you?” The the voice continued and before she had a chance to try answering “I like that, now if you will excuse me… I am the crown price and my father is the emperor. Ups I forgot to tell our names, guess I am still a bit sleepy as it is the middle of the night and you have been in bed for the most of the day and night but the old man you were with have told my father your story so I am sorry for your loss. Now back to the names, my father is named Jiang Chen and I am Jun Chen… what was yours again?” Finally Ling Wang voice started to work again and she replied with her courtesy “My lord, my name is Ling Wang” she could still taste the blood in her mouth and tried to clean it away with her tongue but it did not work so before Jun Chen could replied she continued “My lord, could you bring me some water as my mouth is full of blood” Jun Chen stood up from the bed and clapped two times before replying “you don’t need to call me, my lord after all what you and your family have done” and just as he were done a door was opened and steps were heard. “You clapped your highness?” And Ling Wang was about to repeat her request but Jun Chen was faster “Bring me some water for Ling Wang so she can get the blood out of her mouth” the servant was about to leave when Jun Chen stopped him “Did I tell you to go? Never mind… Ling Wang do you need something to eat too?” Ling Wang was about to answer when her belly started rumble loud making all three laugh loud. “I takes that as a yes” Jun Chen managed to replied while laughing and the servant left the room.
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
Xiao Wang attacked and attacked like there was no tomorrow and the evil lord just blocked his attacks instead of attack himself so the clanking sounds was only answered by the thunder in the sky which had started to move away from the battlefield leaving only the rain left. Suddenly the old lord attack back and gave Xiao Wang deep cut on his left shoulder making him almost drop the shield in pain but he did not give up and he started to think of his girls at home and who will protect them from harm now they were all alone. He started to dream himself away and to meeting his girls on the hill that he had agreed with Ling Wang to meet on. He were watching the play together from behind so only the black hair was showing so he ran against them and took a gentle grip in his little girl and turned her around to hug her but instead a dead head appeared and when he look again the entire area was either burning or already ash. He looked back at his child who opened his mouth and yelled “No dreams about family just yet” and he returned to the fight against the evil lord who had watched him dream away. “You are not allowed to dream about your family just yet” he repeated and almost teased against Xiao Wang