When the Sky Falls, I Will Hold it up for You
The mention of that thing caused Xuan Tian Ming to blush, “None of your business!”
Feng Yu Heng squinted at him and no longer asked, as she secretly began to laugh. Xuan Tian Ming truly wanted to dump the water that they had just used on her head.
But while he brushed his teeth, he began to think that the toothpaste and toothbrush provided by this girl really were quite good.
They ate lunch in the Yu Palace. Feng Yu Heng looked at the table full of pork liver and pork kidney and began to frown. She prodded the table with her chopsticks and asked Xuan Tian Ming: “What exactly is that chef of yours thinking?”
Xuan Tian Ming said: “Like a normal person. After sleeping in my bed, you should indeed be eating these.” While saying this, he poured a bowl of red date soup for her, “Here, my dear wife, some supplements.”
“Supplements my ass!” She facepalmed, “I haven’t even had my first period yet. Us two sleeping together is nothing more than chatting under the covers.”
Xuan Tian Ming comforted her: “Make do with it and eat. How could they know if you’ve had your period or not.”
“Your servants are clearly doubting your ability!” She began to nitpick at things, “They just don’t trust you.”
Xuan Tian Ming did not fall for it: “It’s because they trust me too much that they provided supplements for you. Alright, eat quickly. After eating, we’ll go watch the festivities.”
“There are festivities?” Upon hearing the word festivity, Feng Yu Heng became excited and downed the red date soup. Ladling some more for herself, she asked him: “What festivities are there?”
The two ate at home, and Xuan Tian Ming had sent away the servants, saying that they did not need to be taken care of. Feng Yu Heng did not have any self-consciousness, so he had to fill her bowl with food. While doing this, he began to think that it seemed that he would need to learn self-reliance for many things when spending time with this girl.
“I wonder who it was that was bored and ran to set fire to the Xiang Palace in the middle of the night.”
“You knew about it?” She looked up from her bowl, “When did you find out?”
“Last night, after you fell asleep, Ban Zou said it.” Upon mentioning this, Xuan Tian Ming felt agitated, “As I see it, I should get you a new hidden guard.”
Upon hearing this, Feng Yu Heng immediately understood. Ban Zou must have told Xuan Tian Ming about losing track of her, thus she quickly said: “No need to change. There is nobody better than Ban Zou. It was me that did my best to lose him. Even if it was you, you also would have lost track of me.”
At first, Xuan Tian Ming wanted to say that it was impossible, but when he recalled Feng Yu Heng pulling out all sorts of odd things from her mystical sleeve before the end of the year, he felt that there did not seem to be anything that this girl could not do. Thus the words that he was about to say were swallowed back down.
Feng Yu Heng did not want to talk about this subject too much, thus she hurried him: “Eat quickly. Eat quickly. After we’ve finished eating, we can go see the festivities.”
When the two got in the carriage, Xuan Tian Ming was still not full because he found that he could not keep up with Feng Yu Heng when it came to eating speed. Who knew where that girl gained the ability when eating, as she inhaled the food on the table like a madwoman. He had only been focused on watching her, so he did not get to eat much.
At this time, the two were seated in the carriage. Feng Yu Heng held an odd bottle and was drinking the tea inside it. Xuan Tian Ming, however, was thinking that he would definitely need to stop somewhere first to get a little more food.
He glanced at Feng Yu Heng then stole the strange bottle, “Let me have a drink.” Even filling up on water was fine.
Feng Yu Heng told him: “This material is called glass. It has two layers, so it does not feel hot to the touch. I will find another one for you later.”
Xuan Tian Ming very immodestly said: “No need, just give this to me.”
Feng Yu Heng nodded, “Then I will give it to you!” It was a glass kettle. There were more in her space.
Xuan Tian Ming’s imperial carriage headed towards the Xiang Palace. He wanted to ask this girl a few times whether or not she really understood how dangerous the Xiang Palace was. It was not that she could not go in, but could she at least have gone to find him first? But he always knew that Feng Yu Heng was a very willful girl; furthermore, she would do things as she thought of them. The things that she decided on, even if they were in the spur of the moment, she would definitely do them immediately. Nobody could stop her, and nobody could change her mind.
He faintly sighed. It was not bad, at least she remembered to run to the Yu Palace to cry to him. This was enough.
Reaching out a hand, he patted her head. In the end, he did not say anything.
Feng Yu Heng, however, was thinking to herself. Placing her small chin on his knees, she muttered: “Xuan Tian Ming, when I first saw you in the mountains of the Northwest, I was attracted by that purple lotus flower on your brow. I will admit that I am someone who harbors feelings when seeing someone beautiful, but this does not mean that my feelings for you are entirely based on your looks. I don’t know how to explain it to you, but you are indeed the first person that I saw in this world. For me, you are like my life. That’s why I can’t tolerate anyone causing you such a fearsome injury. When I think of those arrows piercing your knees, my heart begins to ache.”
Xuan Tian Ming’s heart tightened, and his grip on her shoulder tightened slightly. Fearing that he would hurt her, he quickly patted her.
“Silly girl.” He said: “Whenever I think of you being sent to suffer for three years in the Northwest by Feng Jin Yuan, I get so angry that I want to fiercely beat him. I hated that I can’t provide you with all of the best things in the world. Even if you want me to provide you with a country, I will go and win one for you.”
Feng Yu Heng raised her head and looked at him, sincerely saying: “That’s why we are the same. We are the same type of person, that’s why we are destined to be together. Xuan Tian Ming, last night, I heard Xuan Tian Ye and Kang Yi discussing the matter of when you were in the Northwest. It was because of Xuan Tian Ye placing a spy in the Northwest Army that you were suddenly ambushed. And the divine archery group of Qian Zhou managed to get into Da Shun was also because Feng Jin Yuan secretly helped out, providing them with documents. Tell me, shouldn’t all three deserve to die?”
When she said this, her eyes exuded an aura of death. It was as though she was a messenger of death that had come from hell. Only after finding the condemned would she slowly take away their soul and crush it, preventing one from being reborn.
Xuan Tian Ming suddenly began laughing, holding Feng Yu Heng’s small face in both hands then stared fixedly at her, the lotus on his brow dazzling brightly “This is my, Xuan Tian Ming’s, wife! Don’t worry. Anyone that causes you to feel unhappy, your husband will send them all over to you. Just use your whip and do as you please. Killing them is not the goal. The goal is to have fun. This includes Qian Zhou. Since you want it, let’s go forcefully take it!”
Feng Yu Heng’s eyes lit up from his words in the same that some women’s eyes lit up when seeing a beautiful gem. They were filled with joy and greed; however, this was just right for Xuan Tian Ming’s tastes.
Finally, the carriage stopped just outside of the Xiang Palace. Neither of the two got out of the carriage, as Feng Yu Heng lifted the curtain on one side to look out.
Plenty of people were gathered around to enjoy the liveliness. Last night, part of the Xiang Palace’s wall suddenly caught fire. The fire was both large and hot, as it caused part of the wall to collapse.
They could hear the voices of the civilians talking, as one said: “I wonder how that fire started. There’s a weird smell, and I heard that it was extremely hard to put out. It was clearly a small fire, yet a single bucket of water was not able to put it out.”
“But of course, I heard that some of the extremely old trees in the courtyard were burned down.”
“Keep your voices down. It would be troublesome if the people in the palace heard you. This is the Xiang Palace. It’s not the palace of that other lord. This one is troublesome to offend!”
“Sh! Look, isn’t that Prince Xiang coming out?”
Following this person saying it, Feng Yu Heng turned her attention to the palace’s entrance. Sure enough, she saw Xuan Tian Ye coming out. His face was even longer than a horse’s face, as anger engulfed his entire body. He was like an angry elephant.
All of the civilians fell silent, as they all scattered in different directions.
Once Xuan Tian Ye came out, he glared straight at Xuan Tian Ming and Feng Yu Heng’s carriage.
Xuan Tian Ming lazily leaned back in his wheelchair and closed his eyes, completely ignoring him.
Feng Yu Heng was in a good mood and raised her hand to wave to him “Hi!”
Xuan Tian Ye’s horse face became even longer.
Xuan Tian Ming grabbed Feng Yu Heng’s small hand and said: “Say, what exactly could cause a few small fires to not be able to be put out by a bucket of water?”
Feng Yu Heng replied: “Medical alcohol! Soak some cotton balls then set them on fire. They are truly quite pretty. But it’s not to the point that a bucket of water will not put it out. The civilians were just spreading false rumors and made it too wicked. But they are indeed a bit harder to put out compared to normal fires.”
At this time, Xuan Tian Ye had already begun to walk towards them. While walking, he said: “Listening to it, it sounds like younger sister is quite familiar with the fire that burned this prince’s palace.”
Feng Yu Heng just nodded: “I am a bit familiar. You can ask me!”
Xuan Tian Ming, however, interjected: “How cheeky, is third brother such a shameless person? Your own palace caught fire, and you were unable to figure it out, so you came to ask your younger sister. If word of this were to spread, what face would third brother have left?”
Xuan Tian Ye felt a fishy sweet taste surge up in his throat, as he could cough up blood at any moment. He felt as though he was on the verge of dying from anger by the two in the carriage. If possible, he really wanted to personally squish the two to death. Unfortunately, not only did he lack the power, he did not have the ability. Xuan Tian Ming was one that he still could not defeat, and the girl that looked too weak to stand against the wind had martial arts abilities that were no worse than Xuan Tian Ming’s.
He walked over halfway then stopped moving forward. At this time, Xuan Tian Ming’s carriage began to move, as it prepared to leave.
He watched the carriage slowly begin to move, as he saw Feng Yu Heng suddenly stand up and gesture as though she was shooting an arrow. The action was exceptionally strange, and it caused his heart to tremble.
When he finally recovered, the carriage had already gone far away. He began to make some considerations for a long time then quickly ordered his attendant: “Go inform eldest princess Kang Yi. Have her be careful of Feng Yu Heng.”
The bodyguard received the order then left, leaving Xuan Tian Ye to stand alone. Watching the carriage get further and further away, until it was just a small black dot, he finally looked away.
Xuan Tian Ming brought Feng Yu Heng into the imperial palace. When they got out of the imperial carriage, he told Feng Yu Heng: “Let’s go pay respects to the Empress.”
Feng Yu Heng pondered quickly and asked while pushing him: “What is it? Ru Jia is being taught by her Highness’ side?”
Xuan Tian Ming praised her: “Wife is smart.”
Feng Yu Heng smiled and asked him: “How is it? Did I do a good job with the whipping?”
“Of course you did well!” He revealed his signature sly smile, “Remember, if someone causes you to be unhappy in the future, don’t worry about anything else. Just bring out your whip and worry about the other things later. Just whip them as you please. If they die, that’s them being unlucky. If they don’t die, that debt can be sorted out clearly at a later time.”
Feng Yu Heng nodded, “That is to my liking. But what if I whip someone that is troublesome to offend?”
“What is there to fear? If the sky falls down, I will hold it up for you. Will it still hit you?”
She smiled widely, as her eyes squinted. She then asked him: “What are we doing looking for Ru Jia?”
Xuan Tian Ming said: “Since Qian Zhou is something that my dear wife already ordered, let’s go collect the rent first!”