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Edited by Tnyhy
Chapter 114: No Trivial Hate (Part 2)
Tonight in the residence of the Marquis of Lin An it was indeed not peaceful.
In the most inside courtyard, Xie Jing Xing had just took off his outer robes in the room, when the door was pushed open with a ‘bang’. A servant was fearfully standing at the door, fearing that it would implicated him as he hanged his head low and nervously said, “Young Master… This lowly one cannot stop…”
The Marquis of Lin An stood at the door and was angry when he heard that, “Stop? You tried to stop me, I am your Father! Since when did the master of the residence of Marquis of Lin An changed? Xie Jing Xing, you stand properly!”
Xie Jing Xing casually glanced at Xie Ding and threw his robe lazily on the couch and sat down on the chair. He leaned back and had an appearance of a hedonistic son, “What noble reason brings the Marquis over at such a late hour tonight?”
It was as if treating a stranger.
Naturally, Xie Ding became so angry that he could flip a horse. It was however Xie Chang Wu and Xie Chang Chao, who were following behind Xie Ding, who had looks of indignation but had happiness flickering in their eyes. Xie Chang Chao said, “Eldest Brother, Father treat you with all his heart and energy. How could you say such things to Father? It is really not filial or respectful!”
“Mind your own business.” Xie Jing Xing spit out the four words.
On the outside, the elegant and noble Little Marquis would be like an army ruffian when facing the three of them, this made the ‘scholarly General’ Xie Ding feel helpless.
“You brat!” Xie Ding did not pay attention to Xie Chang Chao’s instantaneous green face and said angrily, “What sort of request for commander did you write!” With a slam, he threw the paper onto Xie Jing Xing’s face.
Xie Jing Xing took a look at the paper and raised his eyebrows, “If the Marquis is not happy then let His Majesty write another one then. One come over in the middle of the night just for this?”
“Xie Jing Xing, what exactly do you want to do!” Xie Ding flew into a rage, “Do you know what kind of place Northern Jiang is? Requesting for commander is not a plaything. You have never directed the Xie family army and I have never taught you before. Do you know how to use them!”
When those words were spoken, a flash of darkness appeared in Xie Chang Chao’s and Xie Chang Wu’s eyes. The Xie family army was the most valuable asset in the Marquis of Lin An’s residence, more valuable that the wealth and glory of Marquis of Lin An’s residence. Xie Chang Wu and Xie Chang Chao also had martial arts skills, but Xie Ding had no intention of letting both brothers to manage the Xie family army, and kept training Xie Jing Xing as a successor. So even when Xie Ding bring both brothers into officialdom, once Xie Jing Xing use the Xie family army as his own, no matter if Xie Chang Chao and Xie Chang Wu fought for their entire lives, they would not be able to reach the height of Xie Jing Xing.
“So what about that?” Xie Jing Xing’s lips hooked up to a smile and his eyes that swept across had some evil intentions, “As one use it more, it would become easier to use.”
“No!” Xie Ding refused flatly, “Tomorrow you will follow me to court and tell His Majesty clearly. This request for commander cannot be accepted!”
“Marquis.” Xie Jing Xing tilted his head sideways and spoke to him as if he was looking at a joke, “The request for commander was requested by me and now to go back on it to His Majesty… If the Marquis wish to see my head fall, just say it straightforwardly, why learn from others how to go the roundabout way.” When he said that, he looked at Xie Chang Chao and brother in a smile but not a smile.
It was obviously saying that Xie Chang Wu and Xie Chang Chao did not have good intentions. Both of their faces stiffened and Xie Chang Chao said, “Eldest Brother, Father is saying this with good intentions. That Northern Jiang’s terrain is complicated, if something goes wrong, not only your own safety will be compromised, even Father will be punished and the entire Xie family army will be shamed. You cannot just think of yourself and not care of the Xie family’s future.”
The implication of the words was that this expedition of Xie Jing Xing was completely due to his ambition, and that he did not know how high Heavens were, and that he was completely shameless to want to build a successful career without knowing his worth.
When those words were said, even Xie Ding could not help but frown.
“Younger Brothers need not be worried.” Xie Jing Xing retorted, “This Older Brother will wait for you to enter officialdom and achieve great accomplishments with unlimited prospects. At that time one will rely on you both to protect the Xie family. The Marquis will also be very happy.”
Now that Xie Chang Wu and Xie Chang Chao were just about to enter officialdom, the mention about them achieving great accomplishments with their abilities, it was insinuating about a far off date in the future. Xie Jing Xing was mocking them of their qualifications, and how they only depended on the Xie family relations to climb.
“You!” Xie Chang Chao was fuming and was about to speak when Xie Ding roared, “Enough!”
Xie Chang Chao and Xie Chang Wu immediately kept quiet, and it was Xie Jing Xing who showed some impatience, “Has the Marquis finish speaking? If so, please quickly leave, I want to sleep.”
“Jing Xing.” Xie Ding suddenly said tiredly, “After so many years, you still hate me like this? That you could not wait to use your life to leave the Marquis’ residence.”
Xie Ding was currently not like when he was young, but was still regarded as a handsome middle-age man. Even though he is a General but he was different from Shen Xin’s coarse and forthright manners, and it was as if he had a gentleman’s elegance. When Xie Ding was young, he had a ‘scholarly General’ nickname and was considered handsome. Most of the Xie family had inherited Xie Ding’s appearance, even Xie Chang Wu and Xie Chang Chao were considered handsome but when comparing with Xie Jing Xing, there would be a big difference.
Princess Yu Qing was gentle and elegant while Xie Ding was a nobleman like a piece of jade when he was young, but spawned Xie Jing Xing whose temperament was stronger than his appearance. He trifled without respect, arrogant and dissolute, as if no one in the world could control or manage him. He seemed like nothing was interesting to him, and so proud that nothing was worth regarding in his eyes. This kind of looks and temperament if found on history books, could be regarded as a legendary romantic persona.
But it also made others feel helpless, just like Xie Ding felt in that moment.
Xie Ding’s temples were already showing silver, “Jing Xing, you still hate me?” When these words were spoken, Xie Ding’s voice was somewhat quivering. He was endlessly enraged with Xie Jing Xing, but at the moment it was like a father surrendering helplessly to a son.
Hate? Hate what? Hate that at the beginning he let Madam Fang into the doors, and let that scheming woman have an opportunity to take advantage? Hate that he let Princess Yu Qing die due to accumulation of hate, and let Xie Jing Xing’s life be like that of stranger in the household? It was obvious that it was his wrong first, but still acted like one is head-over-heels and no longer remarry. But even though he had that head-over-heels attitude, he was not willing to kill that Madam Fang. Was treating Xie Jing Xing with all kinds of love a futile attempt to atone?
Mistakes had been born and the person was no longer around, so how could a sin be cleared in redemption.
Xie Jing Xing swept a glance at him and his eyes became very sharp. However even if this General who was able to rebuke Heavens and Earth exposed his weakness, he would never be moved.
He had never hated Xie Ding, just disdained. Moreover… Xie Jing Xing said, “The Marquis is thinking too much. How would I have idle time to do so.”
Where did I have the idle time to hate you.
This words were just too hurtful. When Xie Ding heard them, he unconsciously took two steps back and clutched his heart with a heartbreaking look.
It was Xie Chang Wu and Xie Chang Chao who were more and more happy. The deeper Xie Jing Xing hurt Xie Ding, the more Xie Ding will be disappointed with Xie Jing Xing, and it was only like this that then there would be a possibility for both brothers to replace Xie Jing Xing’s position completely.
“Like that…” Xie Ding said troubled, “Then you set off then.” His voice was very low, “I will explain clearly to the Xie family army. Those people will go through it with you. Take the armour in the residence and the heart protecting shield.” It seemed that Xie Ding had aged ten over years in a single night as he looked at Xie Jing Xing, “You… Take care.”
Xie Chang Chao and Xie Chang Wu supported Xie Ding out, and just before leaving Xie Chang Chao still smiled maliciously at Xie Jing Xing, “This Younger Brother will wish Eldest Brother to defeat the enemy and return triumphant.”
But he looked forward to see how Xie Jing Xing were to die in the battlefield.
After they left and the doors were closed, under the light of the flame, a black clad person had appeared since an unknown time. The black clad person said, “Master, Xie Chang Chao and Xie Chang Wu…”
“Forget it.” Xie Jing Xing said, “If they are dead now, the Marquis of Lin An will not let me leave.”
“The Xie family’s army will only listen to the Marquis of Lin An and naturally will not listen to Master’s command.” The black clad person said, “What does Master plan to do?”
“Just an insignificant Xie family’s army. Who will bother.” Xie Jing Xing was somewhat impatient, “How is the arrangement of the Princess’ residence?”
“Replying Master, the people are placed in the dark to protect Her Highness Princess Rong Xin. Does Master not bid farewell to Princess Rong Xin?”
“No need.” Xie Jing Xing waved his hands, “This will do.”
The black clad person complied and turned around to withdraw.
At the fire of the dark room, those red lips and face flickered and showed a little warm. Without the purple gold robe and with only a jade white middle wear, the youth’s eyelashes seemed very long, as if the flames were creating a handsome painting.
“Hate?” He looked down and lightly smiled.
“Everyone under heavens will hate me.”