Reborn Lady: Unparalleled Daughter of Concubine - Chapter 319
Chapter 319 More Important Than Her
The two pieces of rocks, as heavy as a thousand pounds, were still moving. Heiying fixed his eyes on Xu Ji. The resentment between the Xu Family and the Cang Family could be traced back a long time ago. Heiying seemed to remember that after his grandfather’s sudden death in the palace, there were lots of accusations against the Cang Family. Their mansion was confiscated. His father had to take him from the huge mansion with seven front yards and seven back yards to a hut. His mother had to raise the family by doing needlework for people.
Relying on the advantage of terrain, now Xu Ji couldn’t help but feel proud when he saw from top to bottom the over 1,000 people played by him in hand. Especially when he saw that even Leng Changxi, the Mars of Qi, was as helpless as a trapped animal, he could not hold back his laughing voice.
Mouth holding an agate grape, Xu Ji chuckled complacently, “General Leng, I know you’re a famous general. I also don’t want you to suffer a disastrous defeat. So, if you are willing to kowtow three times to me and shout you are a coward for three times, I promise that at least 20 of the 1,000 people can leave alive. However, ” Xu Ji lowered his head, covered his mouth and smiled, “if those who go out lose their arms and legs, you can’t blame me.”
The more Xu Ji flaunted, the calmer Heiying looked. He didn’t speak until some soldiers were agitated, “In fact, there is a way to recognize it.”
“After all, what is false is false. There is one method to identify which one is the real stone array and which one is fake,” Heiying looked away and slowly dropped the words one by one to Leng Changxi, “Use hands to touch it.”
The solution seemed to be simple, but it was as difficult as to climb up to the sky at that moment. Firstly, the rocks were moving so fast that even people with great light skills couldn’t catch up to them. Secondly, although the rest 27 rocks had stopped, it was merely because the movement of the rock gates had stopped, the life door, the death door and the change of the magic were still there. If someone had gone the wrong way and triggered out the mechanism to open the thunder gates or the death door, the consequence must be unimaginable.
“Isn’t it merely to touch it by hands?” While speaking, Leng Changxi took off his armor, looking eager to have a try, which made Qin Yunuan’s heart tense.
Leng Changxi just looked back and exhorted gently, “Don’t be afraid. You just stand here and wait for me to return.”
Just when Leng Changxi was about to take a step, a dark purple figure was faster than him.
“Madam, don’t worry. General doesn’t need to do it himself. I’ll go.”
Just when Leng Shuang finished her words, she went off like an arrow. Immediately she moved from the army to the rocks moving fast. She used all the strength of her thin arms to stick onto the rock. Leng Shuang barely fell off the rock for several times because of its rapid movement. Watching the scene, Qin Yunuan shuddered with fear, worrying about Leng Shuang very much.
However, Heiying only criticized coldly, “How stupid she is! Even the general isn’t sure to do it. Why did she involve herself in it? A woman!”
Leng Changxi answered Heiying in a low voice, “She has already gone. What you should do right now is not complaining.”
Heiying braced up all his energy, watching Leng Shuang lying tightly on the rock in an extremely unsightly manner afar. She shouted towards them, “This rock is real, not fake! What should I do to stop it then?”
Heiying shouted from the air, “Stones are born from the earth. Wood can defeat the earth. You just need to insert a wooden thing into the center of the stone.”
It turned out that Heze used a bow and a crossbow to shoot the stone to stop it. Actually, it was because Leng Shuang’s strength was relatively great that not only the metal front of the arrow but its wooden body also submerged into the stone.
However, now Leng Shuang was helpless from the distance. Where could she find a wooden object?
Xu Ji looked at the people below on the valley and smiled disdainfully, “Want to stop it? Aren’t they underestimating me too much?”
After his words, Xu Ji asked the servant beside him to carry out a small tray. There was a thin layer of sand sprinkled on the tray with its edge slightly raised like the terrain of the valley. An eight-sided chess was inserted in the center of the tray, on which there were chess pieces in different colors like different signs. Holding the tray with one hand, Xu Ji watched the situation below calmly and proudly.
“Something wooden?” Leng Shuang’s hair seemed to be blown away by the huge wind, “I’ve got nothing like that.”
Being so far away, Leng Changxi couldn’t send something wooden over to Leng Shuang. Heiying thought for a while and shouted to Leng Shuang, “Do you remember that there is a small wooden hairpin in your hair bun? You’ve used it to open the wound for me.”
Such a tiny detail could be remembered by Heiying so clearly. Leng Shuang was taken slightly aback. However, Xu Ji suddenly cast a spell on the top, and the rock gates moved much faster, especially the rock Leng Shuang was lying on. The huge dragging force barely knocked Leng Shuang away several times. She tried her best to dig out a small Begonia wooden hairpin from her hair bun. The stone was too big for her to insert a wooden hairpin to its center, which required extremely great strength. According to Leng Shuang’s level, she could only try once. If she failed, she would lose the chance forever.
Seeing that the sun was about to set, and that the strategy was going to change soon, Qin Yunuan pinched Leng Changxi’s sleeve subconsciously. A few drops of cold sweat fell from her forehead. From a distance, Leng Shuang seemed to bet all on a single throw. She s.n.a.t.c.hed the top of the stone with one hand, hanging her whole body on it. Her other hand seemed to be exercising Qi slowly, preparing to insert the hairpin in her hand into the stone. The stone was like a wild horse running off the rein. Leng Shuang could hardly have a chance to open her eyes to ensure the specific position.
“She can’t make it at all,” Heiying sat on the saddle, ready to move. Xu Ji was still imposing the magic silently on the valley.
Heiying took a glance at Xu Ji, which nearly took his breath away, “He’s too hard on himself. He connects his own life and soul to the strategy. Even though it allows him to control the strategy more easily, once the strategy is broken, he will suffer from great damage, even harming his life.”
Hearing that, Leng Changxi’s interest was aroused, “What do you mean by ‘the strategy is broken’? To what extent can it be counted as broken?”
“That’s very easy,” Heiying looked at Leng Changxi and said, “You need to break every layout and illusion in the strategy. For example, to break the thunder gates…”
Leng Changxi waved his hands. He had no time to listen to the complex principle of miraculous traps, “I only want to ask one thing. If I blow up all those rocks later, can it be counted as breaking the strategy?”
Heiying was stunned for a moment. Perhaps he hadn’t thought that Leng Changxi would be so wild and straight. He nodded, “Yes. Of course, it can be counted.”
Leng Changxi turned his head to Leng Wu and ordered briefly, “Get the sulfur and saltpeter ready. Also, prepare some for the sissy above.”
Leng Wu took the order and left. Just when Leng Changxi finished his words, Xu Ji on the valley suddenly spat blood, dying red most of his scarlet clothes at once.
“Young Master,” the servant girl beside Xu Ji handed him the silk handkerchief nervously. However, he just pushed her away. Swaying, he stood up and stared at the rock gates below, which had stopped suddenly, and Leng Shuang, who hung herself on the rock with one hand and patted the wooden hairpin into the center of the rock with the other hand.
This woman must be crazy.
The fast-moving stone finally stopped. Leng Shuang’s arms were already numb, and her face was almost frozen.
The first one running towards Leng Shuang was n.o.body else but Heiying. Qin Yunuan saw that Heiying rushed to Leng Shuang without stopping, got off his horse quickly and hugged Leng Shuang from the rock.
“I have never seen any woman like you who are stupid and like to show off ability,” Heiying’s voice was loud, full of reprimands. However, Qin Yunuan could feel that his words were filled with love and pity.
Leng Shuang smiled. Her face was a little pale, “I thought that you wouldn’t come.”
“I thought that only when Shuihan got hurt would you be so nervous,” Leng Shuang’s smile was bitter.
Heiying was startled slightly. He hugged Leng Shuang in his arms and replied only one sentence after a long time. However, just this sentence made Leng Shuang let go of all the knots in her heart instantly.
This sentence was made up of merely six words. “You are more important than her.”
The 28th stone slab had been destroyed. Immediately, the stone slabs surrounding the Leng Army were reduced by half. Those stone slabs appearing because of the mirror vanished suddenly. Xu Ji on the valley wiped out his blood in a hurry regardless of the blood on the front piece of his robe. He merely stood proudly on the valley, “Do you think it’s over? Are you leaving now? It’s not so easy.”
Xu Ji asked the servant girl beside him to carry a small table, which was full of written spells and jade slabs used to pray for the rain. Just when Xu Ji was about to impose his magic, Leng Changxi had already calculated the time well on the ground. He gave a cunning smile, “They should arrive here by now.”
At the same time, there was a neighing sound from behind Xu Ji. Well, the people who were expected to be here were n.o.body else. It should be remembered that Leng Changxi had sent out the most courageous cavalries among the soldiers in black armor the night before he entered the valley. They had bypa.s.sed the col nearby and walked over creeks and rivers so that they could attack Xu Ji from both sides at the moment.
“Young Master, there is an ambush,” the servant girl beside Xu Ji hurried to prepare to pack up and escort him away. However, Leng Changxi shouted to Xu Ji provocatively, “General Xu, look here!” After that, he sent 1,000 soldiers of the Leng Army to sprinkle all the explosives made from sulfur and saltpeter, which had been hidden previously, in the rock gates. Surprisingly, those thunder gates and illusions set by Xu Ji didn’t work at all because those soldiers went according to the route arranged by Heiying before.
Xu Ji panicked. He had already linked his life and soul to the rock gate strategy. If Leng Changxi blasted the rock gates, he must be severely injured.
Leng Changxi took the material for starting a fire given by Leng Wu calmly. Then he gave it to Qin Yunuan out of courtesy and smiled, “What about you doing it?”
Qin Yunuan raised herself slightly, glanced at Xu Ji from the corner of her eyes, and nodded, “My dear, you are so polite to me.” Then she burned the material for starting a fire with one blow.