Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 22 (Part 2)

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Desert Arc ー Chapter 22 (Part 2): The Place Where an Old Friend Rests in Peace 

The current emperor has really taken great pains back then.
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I haven’t met Song Zijing all this while. I heard that he had gone out for some matters. The next few days, I was writing from my memory of the medical books and tidied them. I also used the chance to find a scooter for Little Jue Ming to play. The child pedalled it to meet up with girls. Little Sister Pin Lan was six years old this year. She had beautiful and delicate features, fair and adorable. When she stood with Jue Ming, they looked like a pair of babies in new year pictures*.
 

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 22 (Part 1)

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Desert Arc ー Chapter 22 (Part 1): The Place Where an Old Friend Rests in Peace

Little Zheng, Classmate Zheng Wenhao, was tall and had a well-built physique. He appeared to be close to 1.9 meters. It was probably because he grew up in the north since he was young and consumed much stuff like cheese and all mutton feasts which were high in protein. With straight eyebrows slanting upwards and large eyes, the little fellow considerably resembled a hero in a traditional graphic novel or a hero in a war of resistance from a revolution propaganda poster. The weapon he carried around with him was a sword which I reckoned was only for decoration purposes. He claimed to be 20 years old this year but based on my assessment, he appeared to be at most 17 or 18 years old.

Men exaggerate their age like how women downplay their age. It was all for comforting themselves and numbing the opposite gender. However, when it came to Classmate Little Zheng, it seemed to be a little more complicated.

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 21 (Part 2)

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Desert Arc ー Chapter 21 (Part 2): Walking towards a New World

As soon as Yun Xiang thought about it, her face turned pale. “After you fell into the water, Teacher Song also quickly jumped into the water. At that time, we were already reaching the shore soon and I even saw Second Young Master, ah no, it was His Highness Prince Yan at the shore. He also jumped into the water to save you. The opposite shore was still shooting arrows so Uncle Qing pulled me into the water to escape. He swims well and I can also swim a little. Moreover, the currents weren’t rapid anymore so the two of us swam to the shore. The people on the shore could only let it go. Teacher Song swam very far but couldn’t find you and came back again to look for me. Just as we were worrying, we received His Highness letter which said that he had rescued you. Only then were we relieved.”

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 21 (Part 1)

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Desert Arc ー Chapter 21 (Part 1): Walking towards a New World

We fell…then…we touched the ground!

Eh?

I widened my eyes in surprise and rubbed my bottom as I climbed up. It was a soft patch of grass beneath my feet. More than ten feet above my head, that Mister Ling was staring at us under the light of the torch with a darkened face.

I greeted him, “Hi——”

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 20 (Part 3)

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Desert Arc ー Chapter 20 (Part 3): Night Attack


Suddenly, I heard a ‘swoosh’ sound. My face felt a gust of wind and the whip was hit to one side by something.

“Xiao Hua!”

I opened my eyes. My whole body had already broken out in cold sweat.

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 20 (Part 2)

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Desert Arc ー Chapter 20 (Part 2): Night Attack

Old Monk nodded. “If that’s the case, great!” He came over to hit the acupuncture point on Jue Ming and the child continued to sleep soundly.  

Xiao Xuan flatly refused. “I won’t abandon her. If I’m leaving, then we have to leave together.”

I protested, “Everyone will only get captured if you bring me along!”

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 20 (Part 1)

Desert Arc ー Chapter 20 (Part 1): Night Attack

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That night, we slept at halfway up the mountain. Although we were far from the direction of the wind and it was summer, it was still extremely cold when it reached the wee hours. Unfortunately, we didn’t even have a simple tent. I could only follow my instincts to move towards the fire. Suddenly, a gust of wind blew. The flame flickered towards me and I was frightened until I hastily rolled back. With me coming back and forth repeatedly like this, I simply couldn’t fall asleep.

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 19 (Part 3)

Desert Arc ー Chapter 19 (Part 3): Adventures of Crossing the River

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Chivalrous Hero Xiao had yet to speak when little Jue Ming had already spoken first, “When Elder Brother* jumped into the water to save you, he got cut by the stones and aquatic plants.”

*T/n: Does not refer to a biological brother

I looked towards Xiao Xuan. The Lei Feng-like selfless model citizen* seemed to be smiling due to being pleased with his noble moral character and continued to scoop out the intestines and belly of the rabbit.

*T/n: The literal translation is ‘living Lei Feng’. Lei Feng was known for his kind and selfless acts.

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 19 (Part 2)

Desert Arc ー Chapter 19 (Part 2): Adventures of Crossing the River

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A burst of warm air suddenly rushed into my chest, causing me to vomit and cough out a mouthful of water.

I heard a resonant sound. “It’s alright already! Won’t die!”

My thoracic cavity felt painful. I repeatedly coughed quite a few times and choked out the water in my windpipe. My head was still very dizzy and the echo of the gong sounded nonstop in my brain. My clothes were naturally drenched. As soon as the wind blew, I repeatedly sneezed quite a few times.  
A large hand gently patted my back. Heat was transmitted from his hand, making my chest feel very warm. I inhaled big mouthfuls of air, then opened my eyes.   

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 19 (Part 1)

Desert Arc ー Chapter 19 (Part 1): Adventures of Crossing the River

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Old Fellow Qing was more than sixty years old. He was both dark-skinned and thin with his back crooked. He was silently smoking tobacco. When he saw that we had come down, he raised his eyes to take a look with no expression.  

I saw that he was skinny until he was almost a handful of bones which could simply be ignited with by striking a matchstick. This kind of old person could still paddle the boat forward? It’s not that I was suspecting his abilities but rather because I felt that this was practically torturing an old person.

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 18 (Part 2)

Desert Arc ー Chapter 18 (Part 2): One is a Visitor in the Dream

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I asked, “What situation?”

Although I couldn’t see, I could also imagine the expression of Great Immortal when grabbing his head and scratching his head. “I can’t say it clearly in words. It’s better to bring you to take a look. Don’t worry, it’s not any big issue either…”

I was dragged along by the force as I traversed the clouds and mist. Soon, I flew until the city I originally dwelled in. Seeing the skyscrapers and large buildings once again, the word excited was no longer sufficient to express my mood. My eyes became wet immediately.   

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 18 (Part 1)

Desert Arc ー Chapter 18 (Part 1): One is a Visitor in the Dream

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North of the capital, there was a San Chuan County. The county had an inn called Long Men* and the inn had a proprietress called…No no, not Jin Xiangyu* but called Xu Fengxian(Xú FèngXiān).

*T/n: ‘Long Men’ means Dragon Gate. There is a movie called ‘New Dragon Gate Inn’ and there’s a character called ‘Gam Seung Yuk’, also known as ‘Jin Xiangyu’, who is the proprietress of the Dragon Gate Inn.

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 17 (Part 3)

Inner Residence arc ー Chapter 17 (Part 3): Three Tenths The Past, Seven Tenths The Future

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Xiao Xuan chuckled. “Yixin? She’s the daughter of Tai Zhou’s Senior Provincial Zheng. His Majesty appointed this marriage to me as what he fancied was that Tai Zhou is at the south of Xi Yao. In the future……if there are any movements in the court, Tai Zhou can be a buffer for me for a while.”

I was curious. “How is she like?”

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 17 (Part 2)

Inner Residence arc ー Chapter 17 (Part 2): Three Tenths The Past, Seven Tenths The Future

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“There were altogether 107 people who escorted me to the fief. They were all imperial palace experts* personally selected by His Majesty. In addition, there were also Yu Zhengxun and Xie Zhaoying who took the initiative and insisted on sending me out of the frontier. We travelled towards the north the whole journey. By the time we reached the Ding mountain pass, there were only seventeen people remaining. Zhengxun was heavily injured and was forced to stay behind within the frontier to recuperate. But the actual danger was outside the frontier. The Zhao faction’s assassination troops were secretly lying in ambush at the side of the road and waiting to put me to death. If I die within the frontier, they wouldn’t be able to get away from being involved. If I die outside the frontier, they could simply incriminate Nation Liao’s people falsely and wouldn’t be related to  it.”

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Song in the Peach Blossoms Chapter 17 (Part 1)

Inner Residence arc ー Chapter 17 (Part 1): Three Tenths The Past, Seven Tenths The Future

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Xie Zhaoying placed the goose drumstick down and wiped his mouth. “When did you know?”

I smiled as I said, “His Majesty is so prudent and the tiger tally is such a crucial token. If it hadn’t been Prince Yan who personally came to take it, would he have given it?” Actually, I have already long suspected after the first time I met Empress Zhao. I hadn’t mentioned it up until now was because it wasn’t time yet.

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