Do You Want to Live Freely or Conquer the World?
At the moment that she fell into the water, Feng Yu Heng’s mind was on the verge of collapse.
When she found that the back of her head was being held by that person and her face was stuck against his chest, her mental breakdown caused her to bare her sharp teeth, as she bit at a certain part of Xuan Tian Ming’s chest.
She heard an odd “ow” sound, as Xuan Tian Ming picked her up and nearly threw her out.
Feng Yu Heng cried loudly, as Xuan Tian Ming had pulled on her hair when picking her up. The pain caused her to repeatedly shout: “Be more gentle! Be more gentle! It hurts!”
At this moment, a group of servants was standing near the window of the room. With their ears pressed against the window, they stood there listening.
Feng Yu Heng’s shouts caused the young servants’ faces to turn bright red. They were a little too embarrassed to continue listening, but they were unable to pull themselves away.
One of the leading palace maids ordered a servant: “Go quickly and tell imperial concubine about the things that have happened here. After hearing about it, imperial concubine will be able to sleep soundly.”
The servant reluctantly left. Right before leaving, she did not forget to take another few looks.
Unfortunately, the two experts in the room had already become tangled together at this point. Water splashed intensely everywhere. How could they still have a chance to worry about what was happening outside of the room?
Feng Yu Heng reached out with both hands and desperately reached for Xuan Tian Ming’s face. Xuan Tian Ming held her under her armpits. With his long arms, he held her three feet away- “You must not hit my face!”
“Who wants to hit your face!” Feng Yu Heng gritted her teeth: “Take off your mask for me to see!”
“I will not let you see!” Xuan Tian Ming leaned his head back, “Damn girl, can you be obedient for just a moment?”
“If you don’t let me see, I won’t be obedient.”
“How about you change a place and look at something else. There are other parts of my body that you haven’t seen.”
“Xuan Tian Ming, you are a pervert!” She gave up on removing the mask. Slapping her hand in the water, she caused another large splash
Xuan Tian Ming also put her down and watched the girl dive into the water. Her small hands then began to scratch at his body, as the itchiness nearly caused him to leap out of the tub, but he was also unwilling to leap out. Normally, he was busy with the matters of the military camp, while Feng Yu Heng spent her time in her bedroom. The chances for the two to meet were extremely few. When they finally managed to meet, this girl liked to laugh and cause trouble, but he still wanted to do as she pleased. Even if this girl was to lift the roof off of the room, he would smile and clap for her.
Feng Yu Heng played in the water. She slapped the surface of the water, causing water to splash, and she would tug at Xuan Tian Ming’s arm to have him play along with her. Occasionally, she would even stand up in the tub, walk around in a circle then sit back down. She would also pour in a great number of weird things from the bottles that she brought. When they were poured into the water, they became white bubbles. She would then pick up these bubbles and blow them at Xuan Tian Ming’s face.
Xuan Tian Ming felt as though he was raising a child…
But this sort of feeling was also quite good. Watching this child slowly grow up until she someday became his wife. He would definitely give her all of the best things in the world.
If she liked an easygoing life, he would drift along naturally and freely like a fluffy white cloud.
If she liked a busy life, he would take her to see the beautiful sights of the world.
If she liked to be naughty, he may as well just accompany this girl in causing trouble.
If she liked to conquer, he would not hesitate to bring her and her whip on a horse and rush onto the battlefield. Uniting all corners of the world, he would give her a peaceful world!
These endless thoughts of doting love entered her eyes, and Feng Yu Heng stopped playing around, as her small hands poked at the two scars on his chest.
“How are there scars on your body?” She furrowed her small eyebrows, her small face filled with discontent.
Xuan Tian Ming smiled, “As someone who leads soldiers out to fight, how could I avoid being injured? I am not the type of person that can hide behind others and only give out orders. It’s fine. It’s just a small wound.”
He casually said that it was a small wound; however, Feng Yu Heng seemed to have seen the two years of fighting that had taken place in the Northwest. If the enemy comes, I will go and meet their sword with my spear. She was very happy that this was still an era that used these sorts of weapons. Although they were sharp, they would not necessarily take a person’s life in an instant. It was different from the battlefield of the 21st century. The roar of artillery could rupture eardrums, and it could also take the lives of an entire city in an instant. With advances in technology, the ability to take life was also improved. Who knew if this was a good thing or a bad thing.
“What are you thinking about?” Seeing that she was a little dazed, Xuan Tian Ming pinched her cheeks. Seriously, she did not gain any weight at all.
Feng Yu Heng smiled bitterly, “I was thinking that it was indeed you that saved me at that time. At that time, I was like a newborn child. Other children are born from their mothers’ bellies, but I was born from a pile of corpses. I was confused and did not know anything about this world. You were the first to say anything to me, and you also gave me 20 taels of silver. Otherwise, I would not even have the money to return to the capital.”
Xuan Tian Ming already recalled the matters of that time. It was very embarrassing, but it was also a fond memory.
Feng Yu Heng moved behind him and picked up a towel. Wringing it dry, she said with a smile: “Enough about the past, come, I will wash your back.”
He raised an eyebrow. There was also this treatment? Very good! Very good!
Reality proved that Feng Yu Heng did not know how to wash people’s backs. She did not know how much strength to put in. At times, she would put in too much, and the pain would cause him to grimace. At times, she would not put in enough, and it would tickle him, causing his mind to become a mess.
After a while, the child began to cry. Although there was no sound, he could clearly feel her body shaking. She was careful to try and not allow him to notice.
He felt distressed and reached back with his hand to gently pat the back of her hand. With a voice used to comfort children, he said: “Don’t cry. I know that you have suffered, but don’t worry, Heng Heng. As long as we are together, there is nothing that is impossible.”
Feng Yu Heng leaned against his back, her weeping slowly stopping. She placed her small nose on his back and began to breathe against it. This, however, caused a certain part of Xuan Tian Ming’s body to become uneasy.
He was thinking that this girl was definitely doing this on purpose. She was truly too terrible.
Suddenly turning around, he wanted to give her a bit of a scare. Who knew that the girl would fall into his lap, her head drooping. She had actually… fallen asleep.
Xuan Tian Ming had a bitter expression. How could things have gone like this! This damn girl had bad intentions!
Feng Yu Heng slept for a long time, as she had a very long dream. In this dream, she had returned to her previous life and to the operating table, performing operation after operation. In a daze, she also accompanied the rest of the squad in training in everything from frog jumps to crawling to firearms. The first time that she shot her gun, she hit the bullseye. She was just as accurate as with her bow.
After that, her commanding officer arrived in front of her and said to her that China had also sent troops to a war in a third-world country. There were many wounded, and she had to personally go to the battlefield to save these injured soldiers. Going with her was a male medical officer. They were to take a helicopter and would directly enter the country.
She and the male medical officer both sat down in the helicopter, but the male officer had a sudden medical emergency. His entire body began to convulse, so he had to get off the helicopter. Only she and the pilot remained on the helicopter. Not too long after taking off, there was a strange ticking sound. She had been a part of bomb removal drills, so she was clear on what this sound represented. Her mind exploded with a boom. Before she could react, the ticking sound stopped immediately followed by a shocking explosion.
Feng Yu Heng immediately woke up and sat straight up.
This was not the first time that she had this sort of dream; however, it had never been this realistic. It was so real that she could practically see the strange expression of the person that had been carried off of the helicopter. At the time, she did not think much of it. Now that she thought about it, absolutely none of it was normal.
“What is it?” Suddenly, a voice came from beside her.
Feng Yu Heng was startled and acted reflexively, moving her right hand straight toward the source of the voice. Only after she grabbed that person’s neck did she notice that the person sitting in the same bed, sharing the same blanket and exposing their upper body was Xuan Tian Ming.
Awkwardly pulling her hand back, she apologetically said: “I forgot that you were here.” Thinking a little more, her eyes became sharp, “Why are you here? Why have you climbed into my bed?”
Xuan Tian Ming was speechless, “Dear wife, this change in mood is too fast. Husband is having a little difficulty in keeping up. The two of us had taken a bath together. You fell asleep partway through. I had to help take care of washing the rest of you. It’s fine if you don’t thank me, but why do you want to kill all witnesses upon waking up?”
Feng Yu Heng smirked, “Who wanted to kill you? This is just a reflex, alright? But… Xuan Tian Ming, what did you just say? You washed me?” She immediately realized that something was off and looked down. Very well, had this bastard completely stripped her? She once again fiercely clawed at him, “Right now, I have an excuse to choke you to death.”
“Hah!” He put his hands down, “If you choke your husband to death, who will take care of you for the latter half of your life?”
She wanted to say that her life had only just begun. She had not even lived the first half of her life, so why had he mentioned the latter half? But just as these words rushed to her mouth, she swallowed them back down. She had suddenly become very sensitive to the word “death” that Xuan Tian Ming had said. She began to think in the direction of what he had said. If Xuan Tian Ming died, what should she do?
Xuan Tian Ming could see the horror that appeared unconsciously on her face and began to feel a little puzzled, “What exactly are you afraid of? Last time you fell asleep, it was also like this. You are always uneasy. It’s as though you are having some sort of scary dream.” While saying this, he felt her forehead, “You’re covered in a cold sweat.”
Feng Yu Heng was a little embarrassed and said: “What am I afraid of? I am afraid of death. I have already died once, so I am afraid of dying again. Because I don’t know if I will meet you again if I die once more. I don’t care about anything else, but you are different.” She looked up. A little afraid, she discussed with him: “If you go onto the battlefield in the future, bring me along with you, is that all right? I can also fight, ride horses and shoot arrows, as two armies collide. I can do all of that. I do not want to be left at home like an idiot, waiting for news of you to come. That would make me too worried.”
He nodded, “Fine, our Heng Heng should not be left at home to partake in the battles a woman of the inner courtyard must partake in. She should advance at my side. Even if I ascend the throne, half of it will be given to you.”
Feng Yu Heng smiled and shrank back down under the blanket and closed her eyes, “Xuan Tian Ming, this is something that you said.”
His large hand patted her soft hair, as he nodded, “Yes, I said it. It’s just the world. It cannot compare to my Heng Heng.”
She happily dozed off once more. Unfortunately, some people did not want for her to continue leisurely. Outside the bedroom, a palace maid tried calling out: “Your Highness, county princess, have you woken up? Imperial concubine Yun has already waited for a long time.”