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Thursday, 03 July 2008 22:32

Chapter 9, SongYang’s iron sword



Han Zhen!

The awl unexpectedly arrived behind him.
Yang Tian did not turn his head, but his body suddenly jumped up, flying up to the ceiling and pasted himself there.

He did not see Han Zhen.

There was someone’s voice outside, "Good levitation skill, it is really worthy of the flying fox." This was also Han Zhen’s voice.

Yang Tian flicked his wrist, took a bright silver short spear from his waist, slid ten feet on the ceiling, slid over the door, and suddenly wielded the spear while running out.

There was no one outside.

Suddenly someone said behind him, "I am here."
Han Zhen had entered from outside through the window, and arrived behind him.

Yang Tian backhandedly wield the spear, the pointed weapon shook and aimed straight at Han Zhen’s throat. Anyone could see, that he had practiced his spear skill for at least 20 years.

Who knew that Han Zhen’s wugong was ten times more fearful.
Suddenly he moved aiming at his sharp spear.

Yang Tian did not expect this person could move so quickly, he grabbed the spear and pulled back with all his might.

Suddenly Han Zhen released his hold.

Yang Tian lost his balance and fell backwards.

Han Zhen threw himself forward like lightning, and sealed the accupoint on his chest.

Ye Kai sighed, he also really did not expect his person whose nose got flattened by his fist, unexpectedly had such high level of wugong.

"Thud", Yang Tian fell crumpled straight down. Han Zhen no longer gave attention to him, he turned around to support Ye Kai, and sunk his voice, "Can you stand up?"

Ye Kai shook his head, painstakingly said with a smile, "You really rescue me?"

Han Zhen calmly did not open his mouth, nudged him and said, "You first walk with me."

Ye Kai said, "Also Ding LingLin."

Han Zhen knitted his brows, "You must take her with you?"

Ye Kai sighed, "Someone said a moment ago that my biggest problem is my heart is too tender."

Han Zhen coldly said, "Now your leg is also very tender."

Ye Kai said, "Luckily Miss Ding only suffers sealed accupoint, if you can pat open her accupoint, that will be good." He hurriedly smiled and continued, "Only don’t pat as heavy as Yang Tian, I certainly do not want a dead wife."

*****

The gloomy room was wet and awfully cold.
Luckily the attic has a plank bed, and unexpectedly there was also a cotton-wadded quilt on the bed.

Ye Kai lay on the bed, only then gave a sigh, he knew that he would not need to be someone’s baby doll.
Ding LingLin rubbed her hands vigorously and said, "This good place is cold."

Han Zhen said, "Cold is better compared to not cold."

Ding LingLin could not bear to ask, "Why?"

Han Zhen said, "Because you are still living then, a dead person could not feel the cold."

Ding LingLin sighed mournfully, "No matter what, living is always not a bad thing."

Ye Kai also sighed, “Not bad at all."

He looked at Han Zhen, suddenly asked, "How is your nose?"

Han Zhen said, "It still hurts."

Ye Kai said with a smile, "If my nose is still painful, I will not rescue the person that hit my nose flat."

"My heart is probably softer than you."

"Luckily your heart is certainly not bad." He suddenly also asked, "Do you know something?"

"What?"

"I have seen many local martial arts masters, all may be masters, but do you know who has the highest level of wugong?"

“It’s me!"

Ye Kai smiled, "You don’t seem to be too modest."

Han Zhen said, "I always say the truth."

Ye Kai said, "Therefore I feel strange." Ye Kai shook his head, "I feel very strange."

"You may say what is bothering you."

Ding LingLin had walked closer, she linked her arms with Ye Kai and also listened.

Ye Kai smiled, "I heard that you were hit by a poison which will kill you as soon as you move. But now you have moved quite a bit, but you are still alive."

"Any poison will have its own antidote."

"So, you can solve the Devil Sect’s poison?"

"I am still alive."

“Therefore I feel strange."

Han Zhen said, "Feel strange that I can live?"

"I feel strange that your life is not that good."

"Why not?"

"A person like you should have a better life."

Han Zhen hesitated, "What you are saying is, I should not have been with Wei Taipeng, begging to eat his food?"

“Right." He kept smiling. "Wei Tianpeng is certainly not a very good master, you originally should not have to put yourself under my fist and suffer."

Han Zhen was silent like he was considering some things he probably should not say.

"You suffered my fist, obviously because you were not willing to reveal your wugong in front of the other people."

Han Zhen finally sighed, "I have a reason."

"I knew there was certainly a reason."

"I am evading an enemy."

"What enemy?"

Han Zhen said, "My personal enemy would absolutely not suspect I am evading under the patronage of  Wei Tianpeng."

"Your name is not really Han Zhen?"

“No."

"Who is your personal enemy?"

“It’s a very fearful person."

Ye Kai sighed, "I know someone who you want to avoid would certainly be very fearful."

Han Zhen said, "Then you should also think why I wanted to rescue you."

"You want me to help you cope with your personal enemy."

"I know that you are a very useful friend, also a person who distinguishes between gratitude and grudges."

Ye Kai has smiled, "I do not want to be too modest."

Han Zhen said, "A person who distinguishes between gratitude and grudges, can save a gracious life for heroic spirit and often a very hard-worker at that."

"Then you should at least tell me what I should actually do."

"Later I will certainly tell you, now... " He suddenly changed the topic, "You don’t seem to receive a heavy wound, how come you cannot stand?"

Ye Kai said, "Because I have not drunk enough wine."

"Now you want to drink?"

Ye Kai smiled, "After drinking, perhaps my heart will be softer, but the leg will actually no longer be soft."

"The wine can heal your wound?"

Ye Kai said with a smile, "My wound is very special."

Ding LingLin could not bear to interrupt, "I believe many people will be willing to have your kind of wound."

"Good, I will look for it."

"The wine should not be too little."

Ding LingLin said with a smile, "Next thing, the food and the wine cannot be too little, also look for a set of man’s clothes. I really cannot get used to seeing him in this kind of neuter appearance."

Han Zhen countered her, "Your appearance is almost the same as his."

Ding LingLin blushed, she suddenly remembered that she had put a set of man’s clothes on herself. Too many people could see other people’s mistake, but forget their own.

*****

Han Zhen walked away again, this place only had one door, inside another courtyard in Leng Xiangyuan. Han Zhen thought that Shangguan XiaoXian would not suspect that they were still in Leng Xiangyuan.

Ye Kai agreed.

The more obvious the place, the more people would not pay attention to it. This was one of everyone’s weaknesses.

Ding LingLin sighed, "Besides us, only Shangguan XiaoXian knew our whereabouts, we should have thought she was the one who intentionally divulged the news. This was actually a very obvious thing."

Ye Kai gave a forced smile, "Perhaps it was too obvious, therefore we didn’t suspect it."

Ding LingLin said, "We also should have thought that if Shangguan JinHong and Lin Xianer’s daughter was an idiot, then all the people in the world should be idiots, too."

Ye Kai said, "She certainly regards us as idiots."

Ding LingLin said, "She really seems to be even more formidable than her parents."

Ye Kai sighed, "Shangguan JinHong was a great tyrant, Lin Xianer was too weak, but she actually does not have these two problems."

"But she also has a weakness."

"Oh?"

"If she doesn’t have a weakness, how can we be safe here."

"Her only mistake was underestimating Han Zhen."

"I do not like this person."

"You do not like Han Zhen?"

"Mmm." "

Ye Kai had smiled, "He certainly does not want you to like him."

Ding LingLin winked her eye, "Perhaps because he knew that I would be your wife soon."

Ye Kai seemed to be startled, "Did you say anything?"

Ding LingLin said with a smile, "You said you did not want a dead wife, I am certainly not dead now."

Ye Kai sighed, "Your ears are really long."

"At that time although I could not move and could not speak, but I could hear all your words clearly."

"Oh."

Ding LingLin sprightly said, "That girl wanted to nurse and feed you, I really wish I could bite her."

Ye Kai sighed, "To be honest, I also really want to bite her."

Ding LingLin smiled, but suddenly she grasped Ye Kai’s neck and gently said, "To be honest, when do you plan to marry me?"

Ye Kai said, "When you are no longer jealous."

Ding LingLin said with a smile, "Fool, a woman who is no longer jealous, is not a woman, you really don’t understand this truth."

Suddenly someone coldly said, "He does not understand, he can only kill people."

The room door was above them, the voice also came from above. When Han Zhen went, they did not locked the door from inside. Now, even if they wanted to, there would not be enough time. Once the sentence was finished, a person walked in.

Ding LingLin was startled at first, but then she breathed out the sound of relief as the person who came was not Shangguan XiaoXian. Finally they were fortunate.  

A man came in.

Anybody would not hope that they would see this kind of man... because anybody would not want to see a corpse.

This person looked just like a corpse, the face is dead ashen, the cheekbones stood out, the eagleish nose, the extravagant mouth, did not seem to have any flesh, even the eyes emitted a miserable bluish reflection.

He was very tall wearing a bright red long gown embroidered with black peonies. The sleeves were also very long and covered both of his hands.

Anybody would be really surprised too see such a person, Ding LingLin instead breathed a sigh of relief.

She would say that this person was at least more attractive than Shangguan XiaoXian. In her eyes, there was simply no one in this world who was more fearful than Shangguan XiaoXian.

Ye Kai looked at this person going down, his heart was sinking.
He saw from this person’s walking posture that Ding LingLin was not this person's match.
He was nothing to be compared with Ding LingLin, like a  ten year-old child who could only throw a fist by him.

Ding LingLin actually jumped and said loudly, "Why didn't you ask good or bad and just rushed into another people’s home, don’t you understand good manner?"

This person coldly said, "I do not understand it, I also only understand how to kill, but I actually cannot be compared to you."

Ye Kai smiled bitterly, "You are too polite."

This person said, "I have counted a moment ago that there were 83 people who have died in this place, inside and  outside."

Unexpectedly, all the Mohist school disciples, Auntie Tie's disciples and Leng Xiangyuan’s stewards, did not live.

This person sadly said with a smile, "A person who could kill 83 people in one night must have very high skill, very daring spirit."

Ye Kai said, "You think I killed those people?"

"I only know that they have all died, but you are actually still living."

“The ones that are living are not only me."

"Only you."

"You have not seen any other person?"

"No."

Ding LingLin could not bear to ask, "Shangguan XiaoXian?"

This person said, "I want to ask you where is she?"

Ding LingLin said, "How can we know where she is? We are hiding from her."

This person smiled.

Ding LingLin did not like this kind of smile, nobody liked this kind of smile.

This person very sadly said, "She was with you, now you are actually hiding from her?"

Ye Kai’s heart sank further, he knew that this matter was indeed very difficult to explain.

Ding LingLin actually continued giving a righteous appearance, “Right, she came with us, but that was only because she was working against us."

This person sneered.

Ding LingLin said, "She killed all those people."

This person sneered and interrupted, "Why didn't she kill both of you then?"

Ding LingLin said, "Because Han Zhen rescued us."

"Han Zhen?"

"He was looking for some wine now."

"At this time, you still want to drink, and he was actually willing to go look for wine for you?"

Ding LingLin said, "You do not believe it?"

This person said, "When Shangguan XiaoXian killed these people, you all just looked?"

Ding LingLin said, "That’s because my accupoints were sealed."

This person said, "And you?"

He asked Ye Kai, but Ding LingLin argued, "He also suffered against her, his whole body did not have any strength, how... " Speaking at this point, she discovered that she had misspoke.

This person's eyes glittered, staring at Ye Kai he said gloomily, "You don’t have any strength?"

Ye Kai gave a forced smile.
He suddenly discovered that if you wanted a woman to stop talking too much, it must be more difficult than passing a camel through the eye of the needle.

This person was staring at him, he said word by word, "If you really don’t have any strength, I will kill you."

Ding LingLin gave a loud shout and threw herself forward.

Her wugong was certainly not weak, and this moment was a matter of life and death so she struck with all her strength, any other person will not be able to resist easily.

Who knew that as soon as this person with the long sleeves moved, she hit the wall with a ‘crash’ sound.

From afar, you could see the hand stretching out from the sleeves. This hand was unexpectedly red. Blood red!

Red demon!

Anyone who was captured by the red demon will die without a doubt. Ye Kai certainly did no want to die, but he did not dare to resist too, only when he had his whole strength did he dare to retaliate.

Suddenly, he jumped up. His strength had unexpectedly came back, he flew against the wall.

The red demon did not take the advantage and pursue. He only coldly looked at him and sneered, "You said you did not have any strength, where does this strength come from?"

Ye Kai painstakingly said with a smile, "I do not understand either."

This was a truth, a truth that nobody could believe.

Someone outside the door coldly said, "Do you not understand the killings?"

The person who came was not Shangguan XiaoXian, but a big man in black, behind his back was a long sword. The sword was black, the clothes were black, the face was also black, a pair of jet black pupil were sparkling. He was a very big person, but he certainly did not appear to be fat. He looked like a black eagle, vigorous, agile and formidable, full of power.

The red demon advanced, saw the long sword behind him, the pupil suddenly contracted.

The man in black's eyes were shining, staring at that blood red hand... That was certainly vivid colored hands. Only in your nightmare could you see such hands.

The man in black's pupil was also contracting, "You are Yi YeKu?"

Yi YeKu nodded, slowly said, "The green demon in the day, the red demon at night, the world all rules." Yi YeKu lightly said, "I know you."

"Oh?"

"You are Guo SongYang’s descendant."

"Guo Ding."

Yi YeKu coldly said, "SongYang’s iron sword excels in killing people, but I’m afraid it’s still not comparable to this person."

Guo Ding said, "Ye Kai?"

Yi YeKu said, "I didn’t expect you know him too."

Guo Ding coldly said, "In one night, he took 83 human lives, this is certainly not easy."

Yi YeKu said, "But he denied flatly."

Guo Ding sneered.

"According to him the killer is Shangguan XiaoXian."

"Shangguan XiaoXian is an idiot, a killer idiot."

"You do not believe it?"

"No."

"He said he nearly died under Shangguan XiaoXian, that he did not have any strength."

"He certainly did not look like a person who can be plotted against."

Yi YeKu said, "You do not believe it?"

"No."

"He said he could live now only because of Han Zhen.

Guo Ding said, "As far as I know, Han Zhen was hit by this person and plotted against him."

"He said Han Zhen was not here at this moment because he is buying some wine for him."

"It doesn’t look like the time to drink now."

"He said those words, and you completely do not believe them?"

Guo Ding said, "Completely not."

"I do not believe it either."

Ye Kai sighed, he also thought these words were very difficult to believe.

Ding LingLin suddenly said, "You knew that Han Zhen had plotted against him and knew that Shangguan XiaoXian came with us?"

Guo Ding stared at her, slowly nodded.

Ding LingLin said, "Who told you these matters?"

"Luckily a person who has not died."

"How did you know what he said was the truth?"

"He was a friend of mine."

Ding LingLin could not bear to sneer, "You have such friend, it is really your luck."

Yi YeKu said, "Although he is not friend of mine, I also believe his words."

Ding LingLin said, "Why?"

Yi YeKu said, "The fact matches, I have no alternative but to believe."

Ding LingLin said, "What fact?"

Yi YeKu said, "You killed all the people who know the story after laying aside Shangguan XiaoXian, you prepared to shift the blame to her. Then, wouldn’t the buried treasure of the Golden coin clan fall in your hand?"

Ding LingLin’s face lost its color.
She suddenly also detected that this analysis was not unreasonable.

Guo Ding stared at her, in a deep voice he said, "If someone else could back up your story, I will believe it."

Ding LingLin’s eyes had shone, "Our words luckily can also be proven by someone."

Guo Ding said, "Han Zhen?"

Ding LingLin said, “Yes."

Guo Ding said, "He went to look for some wine for you?"

Ding LingLin said, “Yes."

Guo Ding said, "Since he only looks for the wine, he will certainly come back very quickly."

Ding LingLin said, "You should better wait for him."

Guo Ding said, "Good, we wait."

Yi YeKu said, "You really must wait?"

Guo Ding said, "I had said it."

Yi YeKu said, "Wait for them to get a helper, so they could kill us both?"

Guo Ding sunk his face, he coldly said, "You are you and I am I, certainly it is not we."

Yi YeKu stared at him, the eyes were glimmering like jack-o'-lantern, he coldly said, "Is it possible that you are not my friend?"

Guo Ding sneered, the meaning was like a tacit approval.

Yi YeKu said, "In the years past, Song Yang’s iron sword placed fourth in the weapons list, indeed he could have been a great big hero, it is only a pity... "
His calm face said, "It is only a pity that you are not Guo SongYang, I’m afraid Guo SongYang’s corpse had already turned into dusts."

Guo Ding’s shiny black face suddenly turned pale.

Yi YeKu coldly said, "A dead person is a dead person, all dead people are the same, not to forget that the big sword had died away in a foreign country, the corpse could also become rotten and stale just like others."

Guo Ding clenched both hands tightly, saying word by word, "You should better not forget one thing."

Yi YeKu said, "What matter?"

"Although Guo SongYang has died, SongYang’s iron sword has not died."

Yi YeKu sneered, "SongYang’s iron sword also wants to become a murderer to cope with me?"

Guo Ding did not speak.

Yi YeKu said, "Guo SongYang died under Jing WuMing’s swordstyle under Shangguan JinHong."

Guo Ding still clenched his fists.

Yi YeKu said, "If you are a true descendant of Guo household, you should collaborate with me, against Ye Kai, discover whereabouts of Shangguan XiaoXian and find Shangguan JinHong’s wugong secrets. Once you discover the slight defect in their swordstyle, you can overcome the Jing WuMing’s swordstyle, thereby atoning for the soul of Guo SongYang."

He looked very eccentric and strange, but his words were extremely powerful and inciting strong emotion.

Guo Ding again could not restrain the change of his countenance.

Yi YeKu looked at his face and easily said, "How does that sound?"

Guo Ding said, “Very good."

Yi YeKu said, "You agree?"

Guo Ding said, "Mmm."

Yi YeKu loudly said with a smile, "As long as you collaborate with me, even if this place is full of Ye Kais, with the world ahead of us, can we indeed overcome by finding the weak points and the strong points of former experts?"

Guo Ding had gripped his sword handle.

Yi YeKu’s laughter suddenly stopped, he stared at Ye Kai with a measured sadness, "This place does not have any other escape route. It looks like today your death has already been decided."