The rest of the night nothing happen and soon the sun raised in east. Yi Chang was the first one awake and he started to make breakfast for the three of them, the smell of food quickly woke up Jun Chen while Xiuying Chang was still fast asleep. “Good morning” Jun Chen started and Yi Chang just looked at him and nodded back before he put some rice and some meat on a plate and handed him “Today I will leave the house with Xiuying Chang so please this time, you have no reason for getting started on your training” Jun Chen just nodded with his mouth full of food which made Yi Chang smile a bit. Jun Chen swallowed his food and replied “Are you sure that it is a good idea to walk around with her in the town with out any defense? When I have your sword” Yi Chang just nodded while eating a bit himself but he took a plate and filled it up “Here, go wake up Xiuying Chang and give her this, so she can get her strength back” Jun Chen putted his plate down and took the other before heading inside to Xiuying Chang who still was laying in her bed but she had been awake for a while and just listening to the sounds coming from everywhere. “Wake up, Wake up” but before Xiuying Chang could answer him, Yi Chang had also entered the room and ruined the kind morning “Sorry to break in like this but just forgot to say that you has to forget your real names” Jun Chen looked weird at him but Xiuying Chang knew why as her father had told her about spies and others who keep their names a secret. “It is to keep us a secret so no one knows that you are the crown prince and even I am not so much important in this world then it is best we keep us secret” she broke in without thinking about saying good morning or anything “That is right” Yi Chang replied and continued “So from now on we will only use our first names but because your named Xiuying is a bit unique in this area you will be named Xiu” A tear ran down her check but she nodded and quickly removed it before changing focus to the lovely smell of food “When can I get allowed to eat” she replied with a teasing voice and Jun Chen who had focused on the conversation quickly turned against her with the plate in his hand so he almost dropped it on her but even that she were blind she still had some quick movements and catches the plate before it was going to make a mess. She started to eat like nothing had happen and Yi Chang smile to himself before replied “Eat quickly so we can get the day started” then pointed at the sword and Jun Chen, “Go training now” and Jun Chen quickly did what he was ordered and left the room quickly with the sword in his hand and soon the air was full of the sword singing as he started cutting the air into two. Xiuying Chang finished her without any words as she listened to the sound of the sword. As she was done she stood up before removing they unnecessarily bandages which still covered her body after all the weird events yesterday. “I am ready to go now, but may I ask where as you haven’t told me anything other than to eat fast” she asked, making Yi Chang laugh which made Xiuying Chang blossom a little as you thought it was her who had been stupid but it quickly disappeared as Yi Chang answered. “Sorry Xiu, I forgot that you was not awake when I told it to Jun. We are going to the stone mason who will make you are grave stone for our family but mostly yours and then we will also get some Lycoris Radiata which help keeping animals away from the remains even you don’t have any” Xiuying Chang found it weird that he said mostly her family but didn’t think much of it and just gave her hand to him and replied “Sounds like I need a guide if we are going so many place that I have never been, even in this house” Yi Chang took the hand with a hard but gentle grip and replied “sorry you have not been shown around but we will do that after our trip in the town” and then he took her out of some doors which sounded old and dry while the sword songs quickly disappeared and was replaced with people talking about everything. Yi Chang didn’t say much so Xiuying Chang didn’t felt the need to ruin the silence between them even she had started to wonder how long she have been at the town. Yi Chang walked a bit faster than she were use to her parents had been doing but before she could ask him to slow down, they had entered a door without much sounds and a hammering sounds was heard instead. “Mr. stone mason?” She could get hear Yi Chang said trying to break through the hammering which soon stopped “Hello, sorry I didn’t hear you entering but what do you want?” Xiuying Chang could feel Yi Chang loosed his hand from hers before answering “my granddaughter Xiu Chang have lost her parents and I want you to create a tombstone for them and even she is blind I will let you two take care of it while I will head out to get a new sword” Xiuying Chang wanted to make objections against it but before she got a chance to say anything, she could hear the door close and the voice of the stone mason ask her something. “I am sorry was in my own world, could you please repeat that?” She said without have the slightest clue about what he had said. “Sure, miss Xiu, I asked if you have any ideas of what you want the tombstone to look like?” Xiuying Chang started to think and it didn’t take long before a dragon jumped into her eyes and started dancing in front of her and even she had never seen anything in her life, she knew it was a dragon. “I want a dragon, if you are any good at making those?” The stone mason started laughing before he calm down and replied “I am sorry but of course I am good at that” and then she heard the hammering started and there were no more talk between them. In the meantime had Yi Chang found the blacksmith out side the town and soon had a training sword ready for Jun Chen. The blacksmith had made it sharp and light as he had requested so now he only needed to find some Lycoris Radiata for the graves. The hammering sounds from the blacksmith ended and he took a firm grip in the sword and made it fly though the air a few times before he bowed to the blacksmith “Thanks, it is truly the sword I ordered” the blacksmith didn’t reply and just held his hand out and Yi Chang dropped some golden coins in it before leaving with sword and soon was back between noisy people who filled the street. He went back to the stone mason and Xiuying Chang who was still busy making the tombstone. “Ohh, you are back already… I am sorry my lord but I don’t think I will get it done before tomorrow” Yi Chang smiled but still thought his mind about how long it could take to make a tombstone before he noticed it resembled a dragon and not just any dragon but the earth dragon leaving him speechless before Xiuying Chang gripped his hand. “Why did you leave me?” Asked Xiuying Chang and Yi Chang could feel that something was wrong and replied the mason, “it is fine” before he turned against Xiuying Chang and looked at her and noticed that her eyes were wet. “Have you been crying, Xiu?” Xiuying Chang could answer before she started to shake all her body. The mason broke in “She told me about her parents and started crying quickly because of that” Yi Chang could feel the lie in the voice and pulled the training sword from it’s sheath and pointed it directly at the mason, who quickly looked around and took his biggest hammer. “What did you do?” Yi Chang yelled so loud that people outside the shop stopped everything to hear what was happening. As the mason didn’t answer Yi Chang got even more angry and yelled even louder “I asked, what did you do?” The yelling made Xiuying Chang cry again before single words started to come in bursts “he… he.. he” she tell but the tears and everything made it hard for her to say it. “What did he do?” Yi Chang tried to say gentle but he was still to angry at the mason to sound kind. “He touched… me on my breasts” she finally managed to say before her tears ran even faster but before the first one could reach the end of her check the mason had
already replied loud “She is lying” but Yi Chang knew it was the truth he pointed the sword against him and with an furious voice replied “I don’t believe you… but because I don’t have time to fix this mess, I will let you get away with it” Xiuying Chang could feel the confusing growing in her head as why would he let the man touch her but in the same the mason replied “I don’t care about your time” and in the next she could her the heavy hammer flying to the air. Clack it said as the two weapons hit each other but no of them broke and Xiuying Chang expected a new clack but instead scream was heard “You crazy old man, you cut me” which was quickly followed by Yi Chang “Yes, now stop and make the tombstone finished for free” The mason lower his hammer but was far form done “No, I am not making you any stone at all, no matter what you or that crazy woman says” he replied but the hammer still didn’t move in attack mode again. “If you not do it, I will bring someone who make it the last thing you ever do” Yi Chang yelled again and turned away form the man and started to walk against the door but before he had taken a step, two soldier had entered the room. “What is going on here” they yelled to make sure all heard them before noticing who the old man was and quickly continued “I am sorry Master Yi Chang, we are sorry for yelling at you” Yi Chang took Xiuying Chang and held her against him and replied with a gentle voice “It is fine, as long you make that man disappear” The mason was speechless as he had learned who he had been up against but the gone voice soon returned with sadness in his voice “I am sorry for what I did, I don’t deserve to be in front of you at all” which Yi Chang could feel was the truth and even he felt he had to protect Xiuying Chang, he also felt that he had to save the man and thought for a moment before replying “if my granddaughter allows me, I will forgive your actions in return for the tombstone” at first Xiuying Chang felt weird about it but the warmth of Yi Chang made her know, it was the right thing to do. “I forgive you too, but if it ever happens to me or another woman again I won’t save you” The soldiers looked at each other as they were used to be in charge of what to happen but the way the two parties had fixed the problem themselves left them thinking for a while before talking almost silence to each other before nodding. “We allow this punishment if you promise, you won’t do it again and if you do then I do not want to be in your shoes” the words have only just left the mouth of the soldier before the mason replied “I am sorry for all and I promise on my heart” then he walked back to the dragon to start completing it while the others left the shop. Outside the shop the soldiers decided it was best to keep the town unaware of what had happened and left Yi Chang and Xiuying Chang alone at the street. They started to walk down the street to their home in silence but just as they were about to enter the gate broke Yi Chang the silence “I am sorry for the event that happen today Xiuying Chang… I nearby give you my word that I will never leave your side again and if I do I will make sure you are around friends” Yi Chang did not know what to reply but smile for the first time since the events and tighten her grip in Yi Chang as they walked into opening at the house where Jun Chen still was training hard.
Xiuying Chang enjoyed the silence in the room and even it has been less than 24 hours since she lost her parents her mind was far too tired to focus on that now with all the other events. Just as she was almost asleep when she heard gentle steps enter the room but before you she could yell and gentle hand held her mouth closed which was about to make her even more wild but then a gentle voice replied “I am sorry, I just had to see you again” at first Xiuying Chang was not sure who the voice came from as she was so sleepy but then realized that it was the crown prince Jun Chen. There were a moment of silence before Jun Chen removed the hand and then continued “It is me, Jun Chen, I am sorry that I covered your mouth but didn’t want to make a mess of sounds that would ruin the sleep for the others” Xiuying Chang was a little worried about what would happen now because she have not been near guys her age before as her parents had kept her away from them plus her father was the general so often they had been out training with him before they came to her which leaved them them worried about how her father would react before turning completely off when they learned she were blind as who would want a woman who could not do her work at home without help. Tears started to press on as she realized she had say thought was instead of were about her family and her former boyfriends who never had turned into something. Suddenly she remembered that Jun Chen was in the room who much think she were crazy now by leaving him in silence for so long. “I am sorry my lord, I am just so sleepy and so many things in my heard” a small laughter came from Jun Chen before he replied “As my father said, there is no need to say my lord as you are practically family and besides I know you had a rough day so no need to be sorry about your mind” and then he took her hands and kissed them before he moved them around in his face so she could feel how he looked before kissing them again and put them back in the bed. “I hope that helped on your mind a bit so you can sleep better, I will leave you again but will be here when you wake up later no matter how much you need” Xiuying Chang could feel the sheets getting lighter before hearing steps leaving the room and her with a even more confusing mind than before but it was a good confusion. She wanted to call him to return or at least say good night but her voice was gone and before her mind could think about it she was fast asleep.
Not soon after he was asleep his mind started to create will dreams and he was soon on a green hill full of red flowers and as he walked around them birds where singing and the sun shine. All was good but suddenly he froze as he started to hear low voices and it sounded like it were screams but no matter where he looked he could not see a single soul around him and he walked around as the screams got higher and higher before he by mistake looked down and watched the the red flowers turned into blood for every step he took and the path he had walked had turned into blood. He was about to scream but as he was about to open his mouth something shining started to appear in the horizon and he decided to get it out without making a noise as it the blood in his path made him worry if the shinning object were friend or foe. But he had to find out quickly or the screams from the flowers would drive him made. He looked down and started to try him as few flowers as possible while still walking against the object. Suddenly he felt something hitting him like a push and before he could plant his legs down he landed on the ground with a bum. He wanted to scream but the blood from the flowers filled his mouth and as he started to get it out again the object appeared right in front of him and it was a golden dragon and suddenly the screams where all gone and he enjoyed the peace even it only lasted for seconds as then a thunderous voice broke the silence. “You will never get the power without great loses” and before he could reply the dragon it flew through him and soon he was in a dark room away from the hill and flowers who screams he could still hear in his head. He raised himself up but two sets of arms tried to held him down to the ground and when he finally got forces himself up he looked into the eyes of two people he knew very well, his sister and brother, and as he got his eyes out of theirs he watched the were naked, one with cut marks all over the body and the other a almost cut head. He tried to scream but nothing came out of his mouth and as he tried again the hands from his siblings covered his mouth while whispering something low and he did his best to hear what they were saying and suddenly it turned into screams “don’t lose us, don’t kill us, don’t lose us” they repeated over and over until the noise got unbearable and he closed his eyes and as he open his eyes again he were back in the tent and the rain had gotten stronger again and lightnings had started to light up the sky. It ran cold down his back as he heard a laugher as he was not sure if he were back from the dream “you have seen him” a tired voice broke the laughter and he knew it was just Ning Wang who was playing with him so he stood out of bed “be quiet” he almost yelled but she continued her laughter from before but as she watched what he had planned she was about to scream but too late. Her head was the first that hit the ground and soon the body followed covering the area in blood as she were dead. He walked back to his bed to continue his sleep as he knew it had just been a dream and they did not mean anything and his eyes started get heavy again but his mind were nowhere relaxed and ready to sleep now.
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.