As the door closed it opened again and in walked the emperor Jiang Chen and Jiahao Wang entered. “Good to see you well, Ling Wang” Jiang Chen, Ling Wang could hear that the emperor was having mixed feelings so she just replied “Thank you, my lord” the emperor tried to laugh but it almost died in the sadness “No need to call me my lord” and a moment of silence filled the room before the emperor continued “I am sorry for your loss and Jiahao have told your story but do you have any ideas of what happened to your father? Other than he and the other men was not there when you got attacked in the town?” Ling Wang could feel the tears pressure her eyes but she didn’t want to cry in front of the emperor but before she could answer she felt a pair of gentle arms surround her and a gentle voice replied “we are all here to help you with your lose and I know it is hard to answer but try”
She woke up with a set almost screaming of pain but no voice left her mouth but she knew that she were not in the mud anymore and the medallion was no longer in her hand but around her neck and when she felt her surroundings even better she found it to be a soft bed and the blanket was nice too, but wait what was that it was sticky but still soft. As she started to feel it more a strangers laugher started and she knew that it was a head and it was not the old man she was used to but someone younger. She felt a hand grip hers and the laugher stopped but a gentle voice continued “Do you mind not picking my eyes out, my lady” she were not used to be called that so she could feel her checks getting red and unable to answer. “You are the shy type, aren’t you?” The the voice continued and before she had a chance to try answering “I like that, now if you will excuse me… I am the crown price and my father is the emperor. Ups I forgot to tell our names, guess I am still a bit sleepy as it is the middle of the night and you have been in bed for the most of the day and night but the old man you were with have told my father your story so I am sorry for your loss. Now back to the names, my father is named Jiang Chen and I am Jun Chen… what was yours again?” Finally Ling Wang voice started to work again and she replied with her courtesy “My lord, my name is Ling Wang” she could still taste the blood in her mouth and tried to clean it away with her tongue but it did not work so before Jun Chen could replied she continued “My lord, could you bring me some water as my mouth is full of blood” Jun Chen stood up from the bed and clapped two times before replying “you don’t need to call me, my lord after all what you and your family have done” and just as he were done a door was opened and steps were heard. “You clapped your highness?” And Ling Wang was about to repeat her request but Jun Chen was faster “Bring me some water for Ling Wang so she can get the blood out of her mouth” the servant was about to leave when Jun Chen stopped him “Did I tell you to go? Never mind… Ling Wang do you need something to eat too?” Ling Wang was about to answer when her belly started rumble loud making all three laugh loud. “I takes that as a yes” Jun Chen managed to replied while laughing and the servant left the room.
Ling Wang had hear it all from the horse and had no idea what she should do until she suddenly remembered the medallion her mother have given her and if it had been the plan to show it to the emperor then she could maybe get into him by showing it, but where was it. She didn’t had it around her neck like her mother have given her and she started to be sad and worried about that it could be gone in the forest, lost doing the branch or the fights. As she turned the saddest she was about to yell to Jiahao Wang if he had it but a strange feeling started to appear in her heart and a light appear in her dark eyes. At first she was scared of the light and the feeling because she had heard many old people talk about a light that would appear when you were dying and the strange feeling could be a pain from her wounds that she did not know but then suddenly the light turned into a star and started dancing in front of her like it wanted to tell her something and she move her arms out after it and started following it and soon felt the pockets on the horse. She started to open the pockets but could not find any medallion and the fear returned but as the darkness was about to win, she felt something, something which only could be the medallion and even she was not sure that Jiahao Wang would have one too she knew it was her family’s. She wanted to yell about it to Jiahao but he had told her that he did not want her to move or yell so she decided that movement was the best as then she would be get up close to escape the people and make less know about the attack so she started to feel the horse. It was the first time she had been getting of a horse without anybody to help her but she had to make a try. She bend forward against what she knew was the head and whispered “please let me get off gentle” and she felt like the horses started to relax more and she started grip in the horse gentle and do the swinging of her legs like her father had learned her but as she managed to turn, the ground was longer down that excepted and she fell to the ground and landed in some mud. She was about to get mad at herself but felt lucky that she didn’t lose the medallion when without warning a loud scream was heard “Look out!” And in the next second she was hit by a horseshoe in the belly near the place she had been hit by the branch. Her tongue started to taste the blood coming and slowly feeling the mouth. She started to feel dizzy and held tightly at the medallion, a gentle voice appear in the dark “Are you hurt?” She tried to answer but the blood was taking over and instead she could hear the voice of Jiahao yelling of someone and her on the same time before the voices disappeared and she blacked out.
As they got closer more people started to show up on the road they were following and Ling Wang knew it would be a bad idea to say anything about the attack at her home or she might start a panic which was not needed as the emperor had a big army which would be able to defend them. The wall have grown bigger and it was possible to see a gate in the wall now where people was lining up to get inside the town as the guards was checking if they were allowed to enter the place. The pain in her belly was getting better so she was seating on the horse so it would look normal and her bandages was had been changed too. Suddenly Jiahao stopped the horse and whispered “Stay here, do not make a move or sound and I will be back after done the paper works” Ling Wang just nodded and soon he walked away from them and over against two guards who was doing nothing. Ling Wang watched before focusing on keeping the horse in control. In the meantime was Jiahao arrived at the soldiers. “I am Jiahao Wang and I have a important message for the emperor” he started quiet and gentle which made the soldiers looked at each other at first and then looked stupid at him “Who is that, and why are you not in the line like the rest” one of them replied and Jiahao looked at be angry at them before he replied “I am Jiahao Wang and I have a important message for the emperor” with a more focused voice. The soldiers just shacked their head and pointed on the line “Go to the line like everyone else” they continued. Jiahao looked up at the sun for a moment before returning to them “I don’t have time this” and then he started searching for some proof of who he was so they could come trough the gate fast but before he could finish, one of the soldiers pushed him “Go to the line now, you cannot just jump the line because you feel you are important” That was stupid and Jiahao had to focus his mind to not be yelling at the guards. “For the last time… I am Jiahao Wang and I have a important message for the emperor so please let me in”
Ling Wang could feel the pain growing inside her again both in the mind and the injuries but she kept quiet as she did not want to lose more lives. She started to look on the sun which was red as blood even that it had been raising for a while. She wondered how much time there had been gone since her rage against the soldiers and now but she decided not to ask Jiahao ask he looked focused on getting to the palace as quickly and quietly as possible so she tried to get back to sleep again even it was hard because of the pains. Suddenly a yelling voice broke the silence and Ling Wang looked around to find the source and understand what it said but before she found it, the sound found her as head popped forward from the bushes. “Hello, are you alright?” He continued but before Ling Wang could answer him Jiahao had already taken a hard grip in the man without a single word. “What is wrong old man? Is the girl your daughter or something?” The stranger continued and Ling Wang wanted to answer him but the look from Jiahao told her that it was a bad idea and in the next second the stranger had pulled a knife and started yelling “give me your values or get cut, I am not asking twice” Jiahao who had been silence doing the all could not prevent himself from laughing which started to annoy the stranger. “Stop laughing” but before he could say more had Jiahao slowly drawn his sword and pointed it at the man. He made big eyes when he noticed the size, he started to lose focus and stutter “I am… sorry for… ruining you day… bye” he manage to say before he were gone and Jiahao stopped laughing and put his sword back on place before he pointed in from them. “We are almost there” he spoke as his fingers pointed outta a wall in the horizon which did not look like much.