Chapter 212: Fated Destiny (Part 1)
The residence of Prince Rui was especially unusual today.
Everyone coming and going in the courtyard had a serious and heavy expression, as if the skies were falling. Even the wind that was blowing was icy cold that it blew up the cold sweat.
Tie Yi followed behind the young man and said lowly, “Master, no traces are found.”
Xie Jing Xing glanced at him. The calmer he looked, the more his eyes looked as if a storm was brewing it them that could engulf others into it the next moment. He asked in reply, “None?”
Tie Yi shuddered. Just as he was about to speak, he saw Gao Yang walking over. Gao Yang still had the scent of alcohol, apparently rushed over from the banquet but fortunately her eyes were clear and he was not drunk. He walked directly over to speak, “Sao-zi is alright as the knife wounds are not serious. One has already instructed people to bandage accordingly. It is most likely she is suffering from shock and fainted. The medication to soothe one’s nerves were taken and she would wake up tomorrow morning.”
Xie Jing Xing’s gaze became assured and Tie Yi also sighed in relief, however Gao Yang said, “However Pei Lang’s injuries are very serious. The knife wounds are too deep and there is too much blood lost. It would really depend on oneself if one could get pass it.” The meaning of those words was that it would really depend on whether his life was strong enough to wake up.
“It looks like it is Gentleman Pei that took the knife for Furen.” Tie Yi said carefully. Even though Pei Lang’s position in the residence of Prince Rui was somewhat delicate, at this moment one could not help but be grateful to him.
“But this is not a good thing.” Gao Yang looked at Xie Jing Xing, “If he really do not wake up… Then with Sao-zi’s temperament, she will feel guilty for the rest of her life.”
Shen Miao was one that was very distinct in one’s feelings and did not like to owe another favour. If one owed anything to others, she would definitely return it. If Pei Lang really used his life to save her, in the future when Shen Miao know of it when she woke in the future, or if Pei Lang could not live, no one dared to think what Shen Miao would be like.
“Are the city gates of Long Ye sealed?” Xie Jing Xing asked.
“Sealed.” Tie Yi said, “The entire Mo Yun Army is activated but since the people around did not discover anything and Furen did not have time to call for help, either the person do not have any marital art skills, else they are of very high level.”
Xie Jing Xing said, “No need to think much. If caught alive, directly kill them.”
“Then the mastermind…”
Tie Yi left per ordered and Xie Jing Xing looked towards Gao Yang again, “Stay here tonight. If the condition worsens, then there would not be any need to move around.”
Gao Yang said, “I understand.” He then look at Xie Jing Xing again, “You should also rest.” His expression was very serious.
To attack Rui WangFei at a location not far from Bi Xiao Luo, the other party’s guts was just too big. Not only that, one feared that they did not even put the residence of Prince Rui in their eyes at all. There was probably only the Lu family who had this kind of guts in Long Ye. But the Lu family need not required Shen Miao to be attack here thus there was a deeper meaning to it.
In any case, this was a message that the hidden forces finally unable to restrain themselves and started to move and the first choice in the residence of Prince Rui was Shen Miao.
However at this moment, Xie Jing Xing did not care much about it and walked into the room. Shen Miao laid on the bed and her complexion was pale as her eyes were closed and her eyelashes fell, showing a fragile and weak appearance.
He signed and sat by Shen Miao’s bed.
There was a food basket on the table in the room and in it was the bowl of longevity noodles that Shen Miao instructed Bi Xiao Luo to specially prepare. Ba Jiao said that fearing it would spoil, they had specially filtered it with cold water but it had been for so long that even though it was filtered, it was already one ball of sticky mess.
Xie Jing Xing thought about it before reaching out to open the food basket and taking the bowl out.
The noodles in the bowl had turned into a bowl of dough that one could faintly see the white noodles, green vegetables and yellow egg. Most likely it was freshly cooked and it would definitely be fragrant. It would definitely not be good to eat when it was cold.
Xie Jing Xing took out a pair of chopsticks and ate it in big mouthfuls.
Ba Jiao and Hui Xiang had said that Shen Miao had instructed Shen Miao to buy a lot of firework and drinks so that they would be able to see the fireworks from the pavilion near Bi Xiao Luo. She had specifically instructed to prepare the longevity noodles at a specific time, most likely it was for the apology.
Both of them were in a cold war for a while and it was Shen Miao who lowered her head first. Ba Jiao said that Shen Miao was not well off these days and Xie Jing Xing’s heart felt at ease. He was a male and he should be more generous and not be calculative about matters in the past. But who knew that before the apology was made, he saw Pei Lang an Shen Miao in a pool of blood.
It was difficult to describe the feelings at that moment. It was obviously summer but one felt a chill from head to toe that he did not even have the courage to go up to confirm their condition.
It was fortunate that everything was alright.
The taste of the noodles that Xie Jing Xing ate was like chewing on wax but he finished the entire bowl. He placed the empty bowl on the table before holding Shen Miao’s hands. He had regretted.
If he was not enraged with Shen Miao, there was no need for Shen Miao to think about apologizing to him and she would not go to the pavilion by Bi Xiao Luo and perhaps there would not be such an incident.
Luo Tan had gotten the information outside and was rushing over. Upon seeing Gao Yang, she asked Gao Yang first, “What had happen to my Youngest Biao Sister?”
“She is fine.” Gao Yang said, “Pei Lang took a knife for her.”
“Gentleman Pei?” Luo Tan was stunned, “Then how is Gentleman Pei?”
“Not very good.” Gao Yang shook his head.
“Even you can’t save him?” Luo Tan asked.
Gao Yang smiled bitterly, “I am a doctor and not Buddha. If everyone can be saved then there would not be anyone in the hall of Underworld.”
Luo Tan said, “It is only today that I know that Youngest Biao Sister had quarreled with Mei Fu and it is said that it was due to Youngest Biao Sister not visiting MeiFu when he is sick. Those Furens in Bi Xiao Luo said it was Youngest Biao Sister’s fault and said that Youngest Biao Sister is cold and unfeeling. What do all of them know? When Youngest Biao Sister was begging for herbs from that strange Taoist Priest, which one of them saw it? What nonsense.”
“Strange Taoist Priest?” Gao Yang heard the crux of her words and asked, “What strange Taoist Priest? What do you mean by begging for herbs?”
Luo Tan was stunned and she became upset for saying the wrong thing in a slip of her tongue. Recalling that Shen Miao did not want to let her speak about it, she then said, “Nothing. I anyhow spoke. I will go take a look at Youngest Biao Sister first.” Finishing, she turned and headed to the room that Shen Miao was in.
Gao Yang grabbed her to stop her, “Don’t go. Xie Jing Xing is inside.”
“Oh?” Luo Tan lowered her head and suddenly remembered something. “You are staying here tonight?”
“I will be staying here to watch over Pei Lang’s condition.” Gao Yang said, “You should go back first.”
Luo Tan shook her head, “I will not return and stay here to wait for Youngest Biao Sister to wake up.”
Gao Yang knew of Luo Tan’s stubborn temperament and did not persuade her.
In this night, it was extremely long in everyone’s heart.
The incident of Shen Miao and Pei Lang was concealed and no one in Bi Xiao Luo knew of the matter and just thought that Xie Jing Xing left the banquet early and did not know that it was a sleepless night in the residence of Prince Rui. On this night, the servants were waiting with unease on the result.
During summer, the days were long and the nights were short. When the sun shone, the birds in the courtyard started to chirp but there was not a sound from the two rooms.
Xie Jing Xing looked at Gao Yang and asked, “What is going on?”
Gao Yang’s brow were tight as he took Shen Miao’s and Pei Lang’s pulse. However he shook his head in front of everyone.
“This is strange. Pei Lang’s injuries are serious but did not have any reaction. There should be some reaction but looked like he was sleeping. WangFei only suffered from superficial injuries and medication for soothing one’s nerve was taken. She should have woke up but had not woken up till now.”
“So?” Xie Jing Xing’s expression was as deep as water as he looked at Gao Yang forcefully.
“This is… Somewhat strange.”
Tang Shu said cautiously, “Could it be that there is some other poison? It is just that Doctor Gao have not discovered it before?”
“Not possible.” Gao Yang firmly denied, “There are no signs of poisoned in both of their pulse but it is like nothing is wrong with it. There do not seem to have any problems but just unable to wake up.”
“How can it be?” Luo Tan became anxious, “My Youngest Biao Sister cannot keep on sleeping like this. There must be a reason.”
Gao Yang looked at Xie Jing Xing and he was unable to bear Xie Jing Xing’s gaze, “Let’s wait for another half a day.”
In this half a day, Xie Jing Xing was only able to stay by Shen Miao’s bedside without leaving but not mention half a day, even after waiting till night, Shen Miao did not woke up at all. It was also the same for Pei Lang.
Tang Shu asked Gao Yang, “Gentleman Gao, what is actually going on here? Even if Furen and Gentleman Pei do not wake up, there has to be a reason. Could it be that even you are not able to find the reason?”
Gao Yang was unable to speak about the suffering of his heart. There was nothing wrong with Shen Miao and Pei Lang but just could not wake up. Even if one was a doctor, there must be signs and symptoms to diagnose but from their pulse and expression, it was like they were sleeping like ordinary people so what could he diagnose?
It was just that facing Xie Jing Xing’s increasing cold and sharp eyes, Gao Yang felt immensely pressured.
Later Ji Yu Shu also rushed over upon hearing the news and everyone became worried together.
Luo Tan could not bear it anymore and she became angry and tears almost fell from her eyes, “Could it be that one is in conflict in some mysterious force? First it was MeiFu and now it is Youngest Biao Sister. If anything happen to Youngest Biao Sister, how could I explain it to GuGu and GuFu?” She then wiped her nose, “I have promised when I followed here that I will protect Youngest Biao sister but who knew that Youngest Biao Sister is protected to such a state? One is really ashamed”
Gao Yang patted her shoulders, “You are not of blame.”
“If I am by her side, at least one would not be able to take advantage at all.” After finishing, she seemed to have thought about something and said angrily, “MeiFu is too much. If he was not angry with Youngest Biao Sister, then there would not be anyone that would follow and target Youngest Biao Sister.”
Gao Yang was helpless. Matters between Xie Jing Xing and Shen Miao was not something that he could intervene. Moreover Luo Tan was feeling indignant that Shen Miao was not waking up at all.
“If Youngest Biao Sister does not wake up, he will regret it.” Luo Tan said angrily, “Those Furens are bias but he is the person by Youngest Biao Sister’s pillow but did not believe Youngest Biao Sister. It is him that has no feelings.” After some thoughts, she clenched her fists, “After much thought, there is no need to conceal this matter from MeiFu. Youngest Biao Sister had already gave so much for him but at the end someone cut it. If Youngest Biao Sister does not end well, one must speak thing clearly for her. Youngest Biao Sister do not what to talk about it, then I will speak.”
“What are you saying?” Ji Yu Shu asked curiously.
Luo Tan glared at him, “Of course an contribution greater than that pair of Ye siblings.”
Luo Tan went to look for Xie Jing Xing in anger. Gao Yang feared that she would cause trouble and quickly followed. Reaching the door, one could see Xie Jing Xing coming out with a serious face. Ever since this happened to Shen Miao, Xie Jing Xing’s expression had not change.
Luo Tan said, “Prince Rui of First Rank.” She did not call the familiar term of ‘MeiFu’.
Xie Jing Xing swept a look at her. He felt his heart stuffy with Shen Miao being unconscious and was even more impatient with others.