A Mistaken Marriage Match 5: Pursuit of Murderer in Liao Yue by Qian Lu Chapter 2 Where Did This Beauty Came From?

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A Mistaken Marriage Match 5: Pursuit of Murderer in Liao Yue (错嫁良缘系列之燎越追凶)

Chapter 2 Where Did This Beauty Came From

The man’s hand was trembling so much; he raised his hand to put the knife’s edge to Lou Chen’s slender neck. Lou Chen’s right hand raised slightly and waited for the hand with a long knife to be closer to her neck then press the acupuncture point on the arm of the robust man, at the same time she heard a child’s voice, weeping  and screaming, “Please, please don’t hurt my elder sister!”

The child’s voice was very innocent but sharp enough that the strong man had a scare, he paused his hands then his eyes looked and immediately spotted the little girl in a distant place.

He doesn’t know when and where the little girl came from. She was now at the arms of the constable and  mightily trying to escape from his hold, after some struggles she finally got down from his arms and stood at his side. The man’s voice was not deep, his tone was clear and delightful, his intonation will make people at ease, “Wang Si, you are surrounded by us, certainly you can’t run away, beside, you are still holding in your arm a hostage, running away with her struggling, you will not be able to escape fast, presumably taking her will slow you down, it is like your hand is tied and just waiting to be captured?”

The little girl ran a few steps towards Lou Chen, her watery bright and intelligent big eyes staring at the man, a soft sticky voice quickly said, “Su Tong is most obedient, I will listen to you but don’t hurt my elder sister, okay?”

Wang Si stared at the girl for a while; he was looking and considering grabbing her later. The woman didn’t fight and was spookily very calm and quiet, he suspected in his heart that something was not right, the man cried, “You want me to release this woman then give me that little girl.”

Lou Chen had been quietly watching on the sidelines all the while but when Wang Si made a proposal to exchange with Su Tong, she confirmed her speculation. In this dangerous and chaotic situation, the man shouldn’t let the little girl on the fields, not to mention both of the other men saying nothing of it, every word every motion was trying to tempt the brawny men.

Owing to the account that she was confident with herself in this critical situation to keep her and Su Tong safe, Lou Chen did not intend to stop Su Tong when she came closer, just like before she remained still and silent. She was very calm, but the others were actually unable to continue watching if things will turned well.

Wu Yi, the youngest constable of the three, quickly shouted, “No way!”

Wang Si moved the knife closer to Lou Chen’s neck for a few minutes and demanded, “Let her through or I will kill this woman.”

“I will come. I will come! Don’t hurt my elder sister!” Su Tong was saying this and ran quickly towards Wang Si, the local constabulary appeared to be mad and reached out his hand to grab and seemingly wanted to block the little girl but the little girl ran too fast that he was not able to catch her.

Little Su Tong ran up towards Wang Si, when she was about four ten feet far (ten Chinese feet=3.3m), she suddenly stopped her footsteps, turned around to run toward the two constables on the right rear.

When he saw Su Tong had suddenly changed direction, Wang Si hurriedly asked, “Where are you going?”

The little girl stopped running two or three feet, pointing to a little basket filled with herbs on the ground and replied with indignation, “The bamboo basket was full of herbs and medicine for my brother Su Meng, Mother said the deep bamboo basket cannot be lost.” Su Tong said as she carried the deep small basket and continued to walk towards the direction of Wang Si.

Seeing that the little girl was obediently walking over, Wang Si relaxed, but when she arrived in front of Lou Chen, she suddenly stepped on something, “Ouch!” She let out a cry and fell down like splashed water, lying down on the ground she just lay there on her belly, she didn’t crawl. The little girl was under his feet, Wang Si was somewhat impatient and bent down to pull her, as a result, the long knife posted on Lou Chen’s neck was away for a few seconds and was resting on her shoulder instead.

When the long knife was down, that was when Lou Chen knew that this was the opportunity that the constable’s suffering with difficulty and some effort wanted to create.

xīn wàn kǔ an idiom meaning with difficulty and some effort

Sure enough, Wang Si hasn’t had the time to catch the little girl’s hand, when a sword was thrust fiercely towards Wang Si’s shoulders, the sneak attack was from the calmest and carefree of the three men. Actually, when Su Tong changed her direction to get the bamboo basket, he quietly approached from behind.

Wang Si was surprised and quickly step back. At this time he wanted to grab Lou Chen for a shield but was too late to grab her. The constable madly rushed and arrived beside Lou Chen and grabbed Su Tong from lying on her stomach and then prepared to embrace Lou Chen’s waist. However, Lou Chen also took advantage of the opportunity earlier and moved to the side and broke away from Wang Si’s control and put a distance between them. It looked like they have been rescued by the man, who initially wanted to grasp her waist but was no longer possible because of her distance.

The youngest constable, Wu Yi, finally broke away from initial shock, raised the sword to go forward and fought with Wang Si.

Lou Chen and Su Tong moved away from Wang Si, the other ruffian constabulary was mad that the scheming one who initially attacked was now unexpectedly did not come up to help fight because right now, on the contrary, he was leisurely and comfortably guarding the two women on the side.

Two to one, Wang Si lost, the long knife in his hand was quickly knocked out and the young men jerked forward in excitement, overwhelmed Wang Si and neatly pulled the rope on his waist to quickly tie him up.

Wang Si was kept down to the ground, nose, and mouth full of grass and soil, even though he was all tied up, it couldn’t stop him from cussing angrily, “You cheated me! I knew it, the official is not a good guy. I’m going to kill you, kill you!”

One side was still clamoring but on the other side, the man turned a deaf ear, kicking up the most charming smile on his face he asked Lou Chen, “Miss are you all right? By the way, how do we address you?”

Lou Chen was taking the pulse of Su Tong and has not given him a glimpse, not even a tiny bit from the corners of her eyes.

The little girl noticed that the bad person was held finally, one can see in her eye that she was completely excited, said with a smile, “Big brother, did I do okay?”

The man gently pinched her rosy cheek and praised her, “You did very well, absolutely good. ”

Wu Yi tied up Wang Si’s hands tied with the rope and stood to hear the little girl takes undeserved credit, was slow to react, finally after sensing something from the response, Wu Yi stared at his colleague, saying angrily, “Jin Yan Hen! You went too far, how can you let a kid take a risk, after going back, I will truthfully tell the superiors!”

The ruffian constable was mad but Jin Yan Hen just shrugged his shoulders and nonchalantly replied, “Now the person was caught already, the child and the hostage are all right.”

Wu Yi did not stall, contrary to expectation his whole face had an expression of righteous indignation, shouted, “What if there was an accident, can you take responsibility?!”

Jin Yan Hen put up a hand, “Okay, okay… you go back and ‘truthfully’ tell the superiors how wrong I was.” His lips had said it but how pity to see his indifferent look.

Wu Yi just hummed and did not bother himself with him again and then coaxed Wang Si to walk down the hill.

The beautiful woman was looking straight ahead at the moment and did not threw him a look not even a glance.  Jin Yan Hen was a person who becomes more courageous with each setback, he came closer to Lou Chen and continued to chatter, “My name is Yan Hen, you can call me Ah Hen. Such a beautiful girl like you, climbing the mountains to pick the herbs was really too dangerous, you might as well let me protect you, how about that?”

Lou Chen just finished taking Su Tong’s pulse, checked both her knees and legs and after determining that everything was alright, she didn’t hold her and whispered, “Come on.” She then took the bamboo basket carried by the girl in her back, continued ignoring him then walked down the mountain.

“Oh,” Su Tong was cute and clever, she turned her head to blink at Jin Yan Hen, then stick out her tongue, then followed Lou Chen’s footsteps.

A common woman, even if they were indifferent but at the time they were being pestered, neither do good or evil, at least will stare or glance to one’s eyes to express their rage? If he remembered correctly, he was neglected and probably ignored thoroughly? This was really a whole new experience, Jin Yan Hen cracks into a grin, umm, this time a beautiful woman was very different from the common ice queens.

“Jin Yan Hen,” Mu Yan screamed out and Jin Yanhen withdrew from the gridlock and glanced over the beauty. Mu Yan said in a whisper, “The woman is very suspicious.” Luoshui is a very small town, although very close to Qiong Yue, there were many interactions between people, but he was absolutely sure that this woman is not from the town when she was being held hostage, her expression did not change from beginning to the end of the ordeal and was terribly quiet.

Jin Yan Hen nodded, “Umm”, replied with seriousness, “Really suspicious.” Mu Yan just wanted to say it something again, when Jin Yan Hen suddenly lifted his arm and put his arm around Mu Yan’s shoulder, his eyes looking back intently on the road, “Gee”, he said, “Too suspicious! I have not seen such an outstanding, beautiful, and indifferent woman, I wonder who and where this beautiful woman comes from.”

Mu Yan choked back his words, unable to reply. Jin Yan Hen eyes were staring blankly and pressing hard his arms on the shoulder making it too heavy, Mu Yan decided not to get involved in this silly talk with this fellow, for all these years he had not seen him act properly. Fortunately, his conduct can still be considered reasonable and proper that he can be relied on.

Jin Yan Hen followed Lou Chen and Su Tong behind with slightly drooping pupil, his vision swept on the dark green embroidered shoes that Lou Chen was wearing, like dancing on the breeze and for every step it was not stained by the fine dust.

This woman was indeed skilled and beautiful. Jin Yan Hen pupil had a spark of amusement and interest.

End of the Chapter

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Love at first sight. Good thing for Su Su, she was able to hide her identity for some days and enjoyed being crazy… … Too bad for Lou Chen, the bee won’t leave the flower.☆☆☆☆☆Mayo ☆☆☆☆☆ 

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A Mistaken Marriage Match 5: Pursuit of Murderer in Liao Yue by Qian Lu (错嫁良缘系列之燎越追凶)

Chapter 1 The Hostage That Does Not Appear Like A Hostage

” Big Sister, you come and see quickly, Su Tong is right or not?!”

The towering trees of the forest have luxuriant branches and leaves, almost blocking the sky. At high noon, sun rays were like halos passing through the dense leaves. The weeds and bush were no more than two feet high and the surroundings were covered by the fragrance of vegetation, from time to time, one can hear the sound of the beasts roaring or a sound of howling. This was a piece of inaccessible mountain forest, the crisps sound of child’s voice resounds in such environment, it was very domineering.

At a closer look, behind the green and luxuriant forests was a 6 or 7-year-old little girl, her hand was holding nameless grass over her forehead, with a smile on her face that was more brilliant than sunshine.

The little girl was actually holding a dark bluegrass, the leaf’s blade has a tiny stripe, on the leaf stem it has also several purple-red florets.It looked common, but this plant was actually being used to detoxify poisons and to stop the wounds from bleeding, it also to alleviates fever and remove dampness.

The little girl handed in front of the woman the medicinal herb. The woman in just a simple glance, welcomed the little girl’s fearful look. The little girl was anticipating anxiously and a cold voice spoke with several points of gentleness, saying, “Right, this is Huang Qin.”

The girl’s eye light up, holding that small herbal medicine like a treasure and the happy expression on face was deeper, also bringing several points of pride, “Su Tong has not deceived the elder sister, you are very intelligent, that side also have many grass, but Su Tong picked the right one!”

The woman rubbed girl’s head, looked at several Huang Qin grasses 4-5 ten feet away (Chinese 10 feet=3.3 meters) and said, ” You be careful and don’t run.”

“Ok.” The little girl was cautiously holding a bamboo basket with medicinal herbs, sweetly smiled, then runs ahead, but not far away.

When she determined that the little girl was away from danger, the woman lowered her head and continued searching for raw herbal material for analgesia and sleep aid.

The woman who supposed the one to have “run away from home” was no other than Miss Lou Chen. She was en route by Liao Yue and just passing by the Capital City to have a look and had not actually thought that just right after leaving Qiong Yue, she entered the small border town of Luo Shui along the Lou Shen River Mountain*, she met a little girl. This girl was dirty all over, sitting at the foot of the hill crying.

  • Lou Shen River Mountain or Goddess of Loushui River Mountain

Little girl’s name was Su Tong, her household’s livelihood was hunting, they lived below Lou Shen River Mountain and she had a mother that was physically very weak. The father climbed the mountain to hunt and traded the hunts with money, this is how he maintained his family alive. Unfortunately, six months ago, the girl’s father climbed the mountains to go hunting and encountered a black bear and was seriously injured. Though he was able to escape with great difficulty and reached home, his injuries were so severe and he passed away.

The family had no savings, now completely broke and no livelihood. Life was indeed difficult for them. The girl also had an elder brother, named Su Meng and he was about 12 or 13-year-old youth. Thinking now that he should carry the family burden, he ran towards the mountain secretly, hoping that he can hunt for small animals to exchange for money to buy the medicine for mother. However, in one of his outing, he had a bad luck of encountering a rainstorm and he fell halfway up the mountainside and broke his leg.

The sudden blow that runs in this family had made them go hungry; it was one misfortune after another. They couldn’t afford a doctor and if Su Meng will not see a doctor for his leg to be treated, surely the leg will become disabled. The little girl heard that in the mountain has many raw herbs for medicine and went to walk into the mountain to gather some medicinal herbs but what a pity, who would be willing to lead little girl to walk into the mountain, therefore she can only sit at the foot of the hill to cry and was lucky to meet Lou Chen.

Lou Chen originally intends to give them 20 taels of silver money (1 tael=50g), for them to find a doctor to treat the illness and the remaining money was suffice per them to live for several months. But on the contrary, this little girl refused to take the money for her family.

Such strength of the character Lou Chen thought to herself but she felt very helpless at the same time  with some admiration. She does not have a heart not to look at the youth because this small girl has a wound and small disability from the fall. Lou Chen found an excuse and pretended that she does not have a place to live temporarily, needed a temporary lodging and would stay in the hunter’s family household and as a repayment, she will help the youth cure his injured foot and wound.

These past few days, together with the little girl, they have been frequenting the Lou Shen River Mountain  searching for some herbal medicines and then to go back to give it to Su Meng. The young fellow’s body was good and healthy because after 7 to 8 days later, the wound on his foot was almost healed, only that was needed to do was carefully raised up and practice walking. This time she feared that this will be their last visit on Goddess of Loushui River Mountain.

The herbal medicine that Lou Chen will pick were about to be placed inside the bamboo basket, suddenly she heard an abnormal noise from the distance, that sound could be anything from, most likely a fly fleeing the thick patches of grass, she marched towards the direction of little Su Tong.

The girl was sitting in the thick patches of grass and did not feel the approaching danger.

Lou Chen’s heart was startled, she was worried , as to not scare the beast of prey in the wooded mountain, she hurried to raise and used her qinggong to leap lightly, runs towards the girl’s direction and did not forget to observe not to make such big noise, it could be anything. Carefully went closer, only to discover that coming towards their direction was likely not a beast of prey, it seems to be ……Several people?!

Even so, Lou Chen did not relaxed but remained vigilant, her foot speed was faster than that several people, shortly, Lou Chen rushed in front of the little girl, hugs her into her bosom. Meanwhile, those people also rushed in front of them, particularly the person runs in the front were ahead of the rest by three ten feet far. His whole body muscle was alert and he was breathing heavily and in his hand. he was also holding a broadsword and he looked rattled.

Behind him were three men that were in hot pursuit. They were wearing a dark blue vigor attire, Lou Chen eyes then recognized that it was Laio Yue’s official government uniform. Her hand lightly touch her waist for the soft sword, she unexpectedly entered Laio Yue, it is not convenient to bring the government authorities’ attention to her presence.

” Wang Si, stop, you cannot run away!”

The robust fellow’s breathing was messy and his footsteps were disorderly, she could tell that the martial arts of this person is not high. Lou Chen quickly calculated, even if she wants to run away now quietly, there was not enough time. She decided that she would rather watch for changes quietly. Lou Chen was holding Su Tong on her vest earlier and she tossed her gently beside her, and the girl rolled several in the thick patch of grass and she has been separated from the dangerous circle, besides being frightened, she did not get hurt.

The little girl was just out of the danger when a big hand had reached at Lou Chen, wanting to hold her shoulder. Lou Chen did not have to turn her head but the situation was quite familiar, inadvertently slightly inclined her body avoiding the hand of the robust man. Since he was not able to grab her, the robust man took out his knife to block Lou Chen’s way.

Secretly she was sizing up the man in secret. Lou Chen determined that this person was completely not her match, this time she did not hide or dodge. She calmly stood in-place allowing the long knife rest on her own neck.

He achieved his wish to catch a “hostage”, the robust man immediately put Lou Chen in front of him to use as a shield. He shouted to the government constables that were pursuing, “Do not come! You ……if you come again, I will kill her!”

Several constables did not continue to pursue, not because he had the hostage in the hand, but because this hostage doesn’t really looked like a hostage.

Under the knife’s edge the woman looked deadpan and she couldn’t careless about her situation, she wore a black clothing with jade hairpin as black as ink stick; Looking at her appearance, she was blending perfectly in this wooded mountains. She was extremely beautiful but seeing her aloof expression, people couldn’t actually exclaim their surprise by her beautiful appearance. The woman gave the feeling of a person in Chinese ink and wash painting. She was pale and cold, the inking was clear and actually magnificent in artistic conception, the woman’s beauty was simply out of this world.

The several people chasing him were suddenly stunned, they stood there staring blankly in her direction. Wang Si was perplexed and his heart was worried, even more, called out like crazy, “Do not come. Let me go, let me go!”

After several shouts, the mesmerizing spell finally broke of the three constables, the spokesperson of the group finally recovered and said hurriedly, ” Wang Si, do not be impulsive, you murdered a person, now  also, you wanted to do another one?!”

Lou Chen was insightful, her eyebrows crumpled and wrinkled, why did he reminded the man that he just murdered a person, can this constables really saving others or injuring someone? He killed one already, in any case killing another one to make it two does not make any difference.

While two side troops were confronting each other, Lou Chen sizes up the opposite three people secretly, they are young, about twenty and moments ago, the first one to open his mouth was the youngest one.The other two, although they look ordinary but appeared to be calm.

Another was about 24 or 25-year-old after he has gotten back his composure, he immediately saw something lying on the grass, it was a scared little girl. The man went forward to hug the girl, then withdrew several steps, the direction that he went was not towards the two constables but towards the robust man.

The power his observation was good and very intelligent, Lou Chen took one looked at that person unavoidably. He was tall but not burly and his sleeves were curled, it reveals two small arms, quite rigorous in his official constabulary uniform that was unexpectedly worn casually, he was just the same with Lou Xi, has the same sexy look and that double eyelid, but mildly different because Lou Xi’s was profound but in this person of eye was like suffering from stomach gas, the entire person naturally looked exactly uninhibited, not like a person of government authorities.

Seeing that Lou Chen was eyeing him, that person’s of corners of the mouth smirk and was inspired to tease her unexpectedly, his vision tightened on her and he stared at her with self-indulgence.

He locked looks with Lou Chen for a moment and then turned away desolately.

Wang Si hid behind Lou Chen and called out, “No, I ……I have not killed people, you are unfair to me!”

The three constables seemed to calm, one man goes forward one step and said, “Again, you put down the knife first.”

The robust man was very vigilant and also very anxious, the constables moved, he put up the knife’s point toward the Lou Chen’s neck  immediately, shouted to clear the way “You get, out of the way, go away!”

He then threatened Lou Chen’s neck with the shining knife back and forth. She remained calm as before. It was the little girl that was actually frightened and her complexion turned very pale. The girl tightly holds the neck the constable with her arms, crying and said in a whisper, “Brother, the elder sister is a good person, you save the elder sister quickly, okay?”

The constable looked at Lou Chen, he lowered his head, then comforted the girl by patting her back, said with a smile in a soft voice, “OK, but, elder brother needs you to help.”

“Um?”The little girl somewhat innocent, opened a bright and intelligent big eye to look at the man puzzled, can she help? The men lowered his head slightly, whispered something near little girl’s ear several words, the little girl was listening earnestly, looked at Lou Chen with one eye, finally made an effort to nod, replied, “Okay!”

The calm man gave a meaningful wink to nearby young man, seemed that they have some tacit understanding  because they move back several steps, making the robust man relaxed, the speaker carefully said: “Wang Si, you said that you have not killed person, we believed you to be useful, however, the county magistrate nanren does not believe us, we don’t have the evidence, even though she said again you have not killed your wife but if you actually injured this woman, you will be equally guilty, might as well be kind and obedient without a fight, we will go back and talk clearly with the honorable magistrate and tell them you have not killed anyone and in any case you should not fear anything.”

As he was listening to the constable’s words, Wang Si was somewhat in trance, lowered his head slowly, and have not waited for the opposite two people to have the next movement, the robust man looked up thought of something fiercely, whatever he thought about, his eyes were full of alienation and frenzy, loudly exclaimed, “No! I do notwant to go back with you, you are not good people, definitely will treat me unjustly. I did not kill anyone, I did not kill anyone!”

Wang Si’s hand trembled so much, his hands move up bringing the edge of the knife abruptly on Lou Chen’s slender neck ….

End of the Chapter

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