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Chapter 86 part 2: To Whom will the Engagement Jade Hairpin be Given to

    Currently, the gongzi who realized the identity of the person playing the guqin all suddenly followed the boat along the riverside, which made the other xiaojie more envious of the person playing.

    "Isn't that..." Qu Fei Qing listened to the melody, then suddenly looked shocked and turned her eyes to Yun Qian Meng.

    Yun Qian Meng closed her lips and smiled then said, "Aside from Hai Tian junzhu, who else has this kind of ostentation and extravagance? Her skills in playing the guqin is really exceptional. She naturally would love people to chase after her."

    Yun Qian Meng looked over the whole riverside, but did not find any trace of Chu Fei Yang. She felt that Hai Tian junzhu really wasted a lot of her efforts, for the person she admired did not even watch this magnificent performance.

    Just when the people were greatly admiring the melody, ten black shadows suddenly came out of the water, their long swords that were glowing coldly under the moonlight seemed rather scary. As water splashed everywhere, the people beside the river all raised their arms to block from getting wet. The boat slowly came to a stop because of the sudden incident, and numerous bodyguards of Hai wangfu appeared to fight with the people in black.

    The ear-piercing sounds of swords strongly stimulated one's nerves, and the reflections of the swords on the water were covered with shades of death.

    "Ahhhh!" someone reacted and shouted loudly with all her might.

    After hearing the scream, the others were then able to see the current situation clearly. Numerous black shadows flew over to all sides at the same time. Once they saw someone, they would raise their swords without considering who the person was. Suddenly, the originally calm and peaceful riverside had a lot of young ladies and young men falling to the ground. The strong smell of blood filled the air, making one want to vomit.

    The surviving xiaojie and gongzi were all running while screaming. The men in black who had already killed so many people did not listen to the cries for mercy. Once they saw a citizen wearing clothing of Western Chu, they immediately stabbed their swords into the chest of the citizen, then kicked the corpse away to find another target.

    The men in black were rather fierce and cruel; they did not even let the children go. Yun Qian Meng felt that the situation was really bad. She immediately pulled at Qu Fei Qing's hand to run up the riverside, but she was not able to pull Qu Fei Qing to move even a step. Yun Qian Meng looked over, only to see that Qu Fei Qing was already so terrified that she was frozen. Yun Qian Meng was so anxious that she gave Qu Fei Qing a strong slap to her back, then shouted in a low voice, "Quickly come with me!"

    Only now did Qu Fei Qing regain her consciousness. Although her whole body was shaking and her feet could not exert any force, instinct to live forced her to follow Yun Qian Meng and ran up the riverside.

    While leading the people to run away from the most dangerous area, Yun Qian Meng was looking around to find a place they could hide in. After all, they definitely could not run faster than the assassins with better martial arts skills. The only solution now was to find a good place to hide and wait for someone to save them.

    They ran up the riverside and continued running along the walls. When Yun Qian Meng was carefully observing the surroundings, she accidentally bumped into a warm body while turning. Her left wrist was caught in a tight by someone and a nervous but relieved voice sounded, "Follow me!"

    The person turned before Yun Qian Meng to pull her to run forward. The silver white hair under the moonlight revealed his identity.

    In front of them were dense woods. Aside from many different and expensive plants planted all over, it also had numerous flower fields as high as half a person. The place was really safe to hide in.

    Rong Yun He led Yun Qian Meng and company into the flower field but he did not hide with them, instead, he made to turn around and leave. Yun Qian Meng knew that it was really dangerous outside, so she immediately pulled at his sleeve and said rapidly, "Where are you going? Do you want to die?"

    Hearing that, Rong Yun He immediately turned back, his eyes contained overflowing happiness and his lips joyously curved up. He pointed to the flower field on the other side and said, "I'll hide there. There are too many people here, we might be discovered."

    Hearing his words, Yun Qian Meng felt relieved. She quickly let go of Rong Yun He and nodded. She immediately hid in the flower field, but her careful eyes were tightly following Rong Yun He. Only when he finally hid inside the flower field across from them did Yun Qian Meng feel truly relieved.

    Just when they successfully hid themselves, a flurry of footsteps could be heard from the outside, following that were sounds of deep breaths in a hurry. It seemed that this perfect hiding place was also discovered by the other xiaojie. A group of people ran towards the flower fields like they had found straw to clutch at.

    "Ah..." Coincidentally, a xiaojie along with her four yatou also hid in the field where Yun Qian Meng and company were. She immediately shouted in shock. Only when she clearly saw who the others were did she feel relieved.

    Looking under the moonlight, Yun Qian Meng noticed that the person who came was the daughter of the assistant of the Minister of Justice, Xing Jin Die. Whether it was because enemies were bound to meet on a narrow road or not, they coincidentally found the same field to hide in.

    Apparently, Xing Jin Die was someone who bore grudges. Although she knew that Yun Qian Meng was not like the demons outside, the criticisms before at Fu Guo Gong Fu were still on the top of her mind, causing her to intentionally press in with her yatous. She pushed in while swearing, "Yun Qian Meng, you caused the death of your own mother, don't you dare come and harm me! Quickly go in, can't you see that our bodies can almost be seen?"

    Everyone was already in dire straits, but in this situation of life and death, Xing Jin Die still wanted to try to shame Yun Qian Meng. Qu Fei Qing's face flashed red, but when she was about to argue, Yun Qian Meng blocked her and told Mu Chun and the others to go in a little.

    After all, Xing Jin Die was a vile character, but Yun Qian Meng was not stupid. In this situation, if Xing Jin Die was caught, based on her personality, she would definitely offer Qu Fei Qing and her to the assassins. Losing a life to seek momentary gratification was really not worth it.

    Moreover, as long as they were alive, there would surely be a chance to get revenge on Xing Jin Die in the future.

    Since Yun Qian Meng clearly wanted to patch up the quarrel, and not only refrained from arguing back, but also gave them more space, Xing Jin Die felt rather proud of herself. She looked at Yun Qian Meng with eyes filled with arrogance.

    But after a moment of rest, the sound of sturdy steps from outside was heard.

    "Search. Do not leave anyone alive!" A low and cruel voice commanded, making the nerves of the people hiding in the flower field suddenly go taut. Everyone felt that their hearts were already up to their throats. They were all so scared that they curled their bodies and did not dare to move a bit.

    Swords stabbed into the field, one after another, not missing a spot. Apparently, they were well-trained assassins and at the same time, they followed orders to kill everyone.

    Qu Fei Qing had never seen the kind of situation that was so intense, it could cause one to go crazy. She could not help but hold Yun Qian Meng's hands tightly, as her palms filled with sweat because of fear.

    Yun Qian Meng held the hands of Qu Fei Qing and gave her a reassuring smile, then immediately turned her head and continued to look at the situation outside. She frowned and thought that with the incident already going on for so long, why had the city guards not come to their rescue?

    The situation was already very intense, but Xing Jin Die was still causing trouble.

    Yun Qian Meng and the others already gave the five of them rather large space, but she was still afraid of being seen by the assassins and continued to press in. At this time, the flowers in front of them slightly shifted, catching the attentions of the assassins.

    "There are people here!" an assassin saw the hairpins all over Xing Jin Die's hair and immediately called others over while he suddenly pushed his body forward and pulled at Xing Jin Die's hair and lifted her whole body up.

    "Ah... Ah... Save Me!!" Xing Jin Die was shocked by the situation. Add to that, the assassin's rude way of grabbing of her hair was so painful that Xing Jin Die's tears and mucus flowed out. Her hands and feet were all recklessly flailing in the air and she shouted without caring about her manners.

    Currently, the people hiding around were all young ladies who did not even have the power to kill a chicken. If they could protect themselves, there was no need to hide there. The others saw Xing Jin Die's predicament and lowered their bodies even more. They did not even dare to make any sounds, making the shouts of Xing Jin Die even louder and more ear piercing.

    Pa!

    The screams of Xing Jin Die did not gain her anything but only a strong slap to the face. Half of her face swelled up, and blood even flowed out of her mouth. She opened her lips and spat out a tooth, showing that the assassin had used all his strength.

    After being slapped, Xing Jin Die became more well-behaved. She knew that her struggles were useless and that she would suffer less hardships if she calmed down.

    "Useless women. Kill her!" After seeing the appearance of Xing Jin Die, the cruel eyes of the assassin suddenly showed a bloodthirsty light. His other hand raised a sword, intending to stab it through Xing Jin Die's chest.

    "No... Don't... I... I know where other people hiding here are!" Xing Jin Die saw the sword glowing with cold light and immediately started to talk nonsense because of fear. On her dress, a stream of yellow liquid flowed, accompanied with the foul smell of urine.

    Qu Fei Qing raised her head in shock and unexpectedly noticed that Xing Jin Die was so scared out of her wits that she lost control of her body and urinated.

    "Speak!" Apparently, the assassin was very impatient. His hold on Xing Jin Die slightly swayed, and the body of Xing Jin Die also swayed mid-air.

    Facing a woman who had just lost control of her bladder, the assassin threw her aside, his eyes filled with disgust. His sword pointed at Xing Jin Die's chest as he waited for her to speak.

    Xing Jin Die just managed to lift her feet of the ground, but almost fell to the floor because she was already so terrified. The sword pointed at her had not moved yet, giving her no room to relax for even a moment. Her eyes suddenly looked towards the direction of Yun Qian Meng, she pointed and shouted, "There is still the eldest xiaojie of xiangfu here, and..."

    She was not able to say Qu Fei Qing's name yet when Yun Qian Meng suddenly moved her leg and kicked Xing Jin Die on the ankle, breaking it with great strength. The severe pain caused Xing Jin Die to fall to the floor and unable to get up. She could only hold her left foot and roll on the floor.

    Afterwards, Yun Qian Meng immediately let go of Qu Fei Qing's hand, pressed her head down hard, then slowly stood up to coldly face the assassins who were all holding up their weapons.

    The assassin who caught Xing Jin Die awhile ago thought that Xing Jin Die was too noisy, and thus stabbed his sword to kill Xing Jin Die, but in her desperation to live that she did not even bother with the pain in her body and pulled over the yatou beside her to use as a shield. The yatou's chest was stabbed through by the sword and she immediately died, making the other three yatou so scared that they all covered their mouths and moved back further, unwilling to become the human shield of Xing Jin Die.

    Yun Qian Meng's eyes flashed with disgust when she saw the selfishness of Xing Jin Die. For this kind of person, even if she was killed by the assassin today, it was possible that no one will protest for her.

    "You are the eldest xiaojie of Yun xiangfu?" Yun Qian Meng had come out voluntarily and unexpectedly so the assassins did not treat her rudely like they did Xin Jin Die, but asked for her identity first instead.

    The strange expressions they had made Yun Qian Meng realized that they were surely not killing people randomly. She was afraid that they were looking for a specific person. She coldly said, "Yes."

    "Since you are the da xiaojie of Yun xiangfu, please come with us." One of the assassins coldly ordered Yun Qian Meng.

    "Who are you? Why do I need to go with you?" Yun Qian Meng coldly laughed, completely unafraid of the murderous spirit of the assassin. Rather, her eyes were filled with disdain, shocking the assassins slightly. They did not know that there were fierce women like her in Western Chu.

    "Who we are is not important. As long as Yun xiaojie follows us, we will not kill anyone else hiding in the field." This moment, a rather cold voice spoke. The assassins all lined up and stood to attention when they heard the voice, and bowed to the person in fear.

    Yun Qian Meng looked over, but the person's face was covered. His body was rather large and sturdy compared to the men of Western Chu. His aura of death was incomparable to the other  assassins.

    "You treat human life like grass. How do you expect me to trust you? What qualifications does a person who doesn't even dare to show his real face have to negotiate with others?" In her previous life, Yun Qian Meng had seen too many drug pushers. Although she was shocked by the sinisterness of this person, but she was not very afraid and coldly refuted him.

    "Do you think you have the leisure to choose?" The person did not bother to negotiate any further. He gave the assassins a signal, and they walked over to grab Yun Qian Meng.

    "I won't allow you to touch xiaojie." Suddenly, Yuan Dong, Ying Xia, and Mu Chun stood up all at once, protecting Yun Qian Meng between the three of them in the process. Yuan Dong even took out a dagger from her sleeves and faced the group of assassins directly.

    "Doesn't gexia think that bullying these weak ladies is something that is lacking in manners?" Even Rong Yun He, who had been hiding in the opposite side, stood up. His eyes, cold as ice, were staring straight at the assassin facing away from him.
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