Suddenly the horse turned away and Long Wang could feel the rain drops hit her less often and soon she heard bird songs too and she knew she was a forest now. Now she only needed to make the soldiers back off so she tried to think but changes in the wind made her know that swords were trying to strike her down and in a last second she moved away and heard the soldiers complaining about their missed changed and she knew it was her chance to get away so she held tight around the horse and commanded it to go faster and it started to pick up speed and she got farther and farther away from the noisy soldiers which made her smile again but just as she felt she had escaped the dangers and turned her back against her. Before she knew it she were on the muddy ground trying to breathe and figure out what was up and down. Her mind was all gone except for the word “failure” as she knew that if she did not get away now she would be killed by the soldiers and she would have failed her family. Tired and confused she started to hold herself together and accept her fate as she could hear the soldiers on their horses coming closer and how they were started to laugh loudly when they watched her laying they. Ling Wang tried to find the sword she had been holding seconds before the accident but it was nowhere to be found in the mud and instead she started to scream loudly when her hands touched the horse head which was a mess too after it had taken much of the damage. Ling Wang could heard the soldiers stepping on their horses and soon a sword was pushed against the rocks and her broken clothes held her from moving any further. She tried to break free but it just showed more and more of her bare skin and broken body which turned the soldiers more and more wild and they started to play with her in circles. The accident had made them know that she were blind and that she had no clues about her surroundings. Suddenly another horse was heard and Ling Wang feared that it was some leader who wanted to be her first so she gathered her last strength and run against one of the soldiers trying to get a grip of a sword or something she could end her life with but she almost blacked out going halfway there so she gave up and stopped move her body at all. But suddenly a calm gentle voice where heard “who owns this medallion?” Ling Wang was too tired to answer but tried anyway and the voice replied “is this true soldiers?” The soldiers looked at themselves and the old man who stood there unarmed with the medallion and without answering started to move closer to the old man who yelled but still calm “I am here to help you Ling Wang, don’t give up” Ling Wang tried to reply but her body was way to broken and tired so everything turned black and all the body hit the muddy ground with a splash. “Now you are all alone, old man” a solider yelled with a raised sword which the old man just closed his eyes and replied with a shaking head “no you are alone”
Without much talk Ling Wang was put on the horse but even that was hard on her mother and soon both where full of tears while Lan Wang tried to tell her where the different things were but her tears and crying made it hard for her to speak so she just moved Ling Wang’s hands over the things and when they touched a sword Ling Wang face turned weird as her mother knew nothing about her 6 months of training by herself but when she was about to ask she just quickly got the answer “I know my love” and then they touched a last time before the horse suddenly started moving and before any of them could say anything the gate was closed between them. Ling Wang could feel the tears running faster and faster and she did not want to ride away just yet and not without her mother so she tried to yell but her tears made it unable and when suddenly some laughing men were heard Ling Wang knew there was nothing to do other than being the message to the emperor. She turned away from the voices and put her head towards the horse and whispered “I wish you bring me to the emperor’s palace now” and as her words have left her mouth the horse had started to ride like a crazy and it was hard to see that the person on top was blind. Ling Wang did her best to hold a tight grip but falling off was not what worried her the most but rather what she should do to evil followers whose laughing was coming closer and closer. Ling Wang thought like crazy but her mind kept focusing on her mother and where her father might be in all of this, suddenly her mind remembered the sword and she turned around to grasp it which was not a second too late as her movement had made the first attack from her followers fail except for a few inches of hair which warned her of the danger she was in. “We got you now” a deep serious bruise voice replied which made Ling Wang smile for the first time since the attack as she knew that they didn’t know she was blind and to make sure they was going to stay in that way she yelled “I wouldn’t be sure about that” and then made a strike against the man who did not expect the speed of the girl and before he could reach and attack back his mouth started to fill with blood and he fell of the horse like a stone on water. Ling Wang froze as she found out that she had killed a man, her first but before she could think of anything about it the remaining followers announced their numbers and plans as they started yelling in mouth of each other. Ling Wang knew she had killed the leader of the group which would was both good and bad as in one way she had one less to focus on but on the other she now had to expect more random attacks and she knew she had to find a way of controlling it, then she remembered about the forest her father had told her about last time they had been having time together. There were only one problem about it, she had no idea of where it was compared to the place she was already so she had to keep fate in the horse.
Suddenly a hand took a hard grasp in her shoulder and moved her away quickly before speaking “Your mom is so worried for you, let us get you home now” Ling Wang new the voice as the oldest of her family servants who always somehow knew where to find her when she needed him. Ling Wang was about to tell about the dead of the other servant and how she had frozen so she not was able to move more but he had a magic touch on her as she could feel her legs again and they started to move as fast they could between the scared people who was still screaming and yelling. Ling Wang worried that they were going to get separated or worse killed like the former servant but nothing bad happened to them and soon they were home. As they got to the gate to the grounds, Ling Wang could hear a horse whinny and she knew something was going to happen but before she could call her mother Lan Wang, she got a big hug and the smells coming from the person could only be her mother. Tears started to rub down her cheeks like small waterfalls while no voice could tell her story and when finally her voice was about to return, a hand just covered it and Lan Wang replied “I know, Cherry, I love you too” they continue to hug until the servant who had transported her there broke in “it is time, my lady” Ling Wang could feel her mother slowly releasing her hug which she did not understand as they were together now so she tried to hold tight but as they were spilt her tears broke out again. Ling Wang could feel her mother’s fingers cleaning her eyes form tears before speaking “I know it is hard for you to understand but you are the lightest of us so you need to be the one who travels to the emperor’s palace and warns the emperor of the attack” the line was long enough for Ling Wang to have a million questions about anything from but when she was about to open her mouth her mother just put a finger on it and she knew there were no time to arguing or answers so she just nodded and tried to look proud like her father had wanted her to be.
Back at Ling Wang the weather had been changing between heavy rain and light rain a few times so she was started to be a bit cold but she did not want to leave as she was sure here father was on the way home and soon would be here so they could walk together back to her mom. She went to the nearby tree to rest a bit when she heard some foot steps in the grass but before the person could introduce himself she replied “I am not going home now” and pointed the sword in the direction of the steps. The servant started stuttering “Your mom sent me, to bring you home” Ling Wang removed the sword and stood up and started training again as she expected the servant to go his way again but she did not hear any noise in the grass so she stopped her training again and looked directly in the direction of the servant who still was nervous about the sword but managed to continue speaking “your mom have fallen on the grounds back home so she wants to have you by her side” Ling Wang could feel there was something the servant was hiding from her but she did not mind as she was going to wait her to her father came home as they had agreed on before he left 6 months ago. Nothing was said between them when suddenly a weird sound was heard coming from the sky. Ling Wang could not hear what it was except she knew it was not a bird but before she could ask the servant about it, he had pushed and landed on top of her which was about to make her very angry but before she could yell a hand covered her mouth. “We need to leave now, the sound you just heard was an arrow” Ling Wang could feel herself slowly started to freeze so she could not move at all. “Get up now” the servant screamed but no matter how hard she tried she could not move and soon the only thing working was her breathing and tears which had started to form in her eyes. Suddenly she felt a hard grasp in her body as the servant had decided that he had to carry her back home. Soon she was on the back on the servant who started to move fast in the wet grass and muddy ground which made it all harder. As they came closer to the town Ling Wang could hear that the town had come to life she had been away and she heard a happy voice yelling “The men are home” over and over again and she try to make the servant stop even she knew inside that it was not her father and the men who was coming home. Suddenly the happy voice changed to screams as the sky started to get filled with the scary sounds of arrows she had heard on the hill not many minutes ago. He could feel the servant started to run in circles like he was trying to avoid them but it was to no avail as suddenly Ling Wang could feel an arrow go between her hairs and hit the servant right in the back and before she could prepare for impact she was in the muddy ground. “Servant, servant” she screamed but only screams of scared people returned which froze her even more to ice as she had no idea of where in the town she was so there were no way to escape or get home.
Xiao Wang felt the pain from the wound coming back as he returned to reality but he had no plans of giving up but he knew he had to act quick or the wound would make him lose and died perhaps. He looked at the evil lord and there was something about him that he remembered from a fight he and his master Jiahao Wang have had against a younger man. But he could not remember who and what was so special about the man or the fight so he focused on the present instead and started attacking again with his fresh sword arm while the wounded arm could relax with the shield. The evil lord just laughed at him and defended like he had done so far like it was him who was waiting for something. “You are never going to breach my defences, boy” he yelled and threw his shield away so he was only holding his sword in his hands. Xiao Chang could feel the pain in his wounded arm grow and knew that he dropped his shield too, the pain would ease and he would be able to attack harder so without answering the lord, he threw his own shield too and the fight turned into a pure sword fight. Xiao Wang could feel the power grow in him so he attacked quickly and hard which surprised the evil lord who tried to block with his sword but he was a second too slow and he was hit right under his left eye so he could taste blood in his mouth. “You are going to pay for this and you attack on my wife” the evil lord yell loud before spitting out some blood. it gave a set in Xiao Wang as now he knew where he had seen the man before and he was certain he knew who the man was. “You are…” he held a break to remember the name “You are… Shi Chen, the emperor’s brother who tried to take the power form him many years ago when your father picked him over you even you are the oldest of his sons” he answered with a bit of fear in his voice as he remembered that the only reason that he and his master Jiahao Wang had won years ago was because that they by accident had killed his wife as she had stepped in front of his attack to protect Shi Chen. “Yes, that is me and the three young generals on horses behind me are my children who watched you kill her” Shi Chen yell even louder before spitting out some blood again. “I have been training every since to revenge her for my kids and myself” he continued and wanted to say more but Xiao Wang blocked him and replied “No, she stepped in the way so there were nothing I could do prevent the accident” the words had just left his mouth when the three kids on horses yelled in one voice “Liar, killing him, kill him now father” Shi Chen looked at his kids for a second and replied with strength in his voice “I will, my dear kids, this boy won’t be found anywhere on this earth when I am done with him” and as he was done speaking the fight changed from being boring and slow fight with mostly Xiao Wang attacking to a fight as equals. The swords started to clank against each other and started to sound like a small thunder cloud. The rain was still falling heavy over the men and the ground was soon a muddy mess by all the movements in the rain. “You are going to die now, boy” Shi Chen yelled loud and attack with heavy power that Xiao Wang had to block the attack with both hands and to his surprise he managed to block so hard that Shi Chen lost control of his sword as it flew out of his hand and landed into a tree a few meters back. “Give me a new one” Shi Chen yelled loud but no one moved a muscle so Xiao Wang did not waste time to attack but Shi Chen was faster and soon back at the tree to get his sword again while yelling courses at his men and children who was not giving him a sword when he yelled for one. The swords started to clank again and soon the sky started to send lightnings across the sky again to give a bit of light while the thunder gave a bit of music. Xiao Wang felt he had the upper hand after he had been able to block the attack before so he started to fight harder without losing his focus. Shi Chen was still mad and had lost a bit of his focus on the fight but still he was the one who got the next strike at his opponent. “Got you now” he yelled and cut a mark in Xiao Wang’s left leg which was luckily for Xiao Wang was not deep enough to give problems but still the pain was there. They had been moving around in the circle lots of times and at the moment they were standing with their backs against the enemy. Suddenly an attack made a sword flew again and again it was Shi Chen who was defenceless and this time Xiao Wang got the upper hand as he ran to get the sword before Shi Chen could get it. He pointed both swords at Shi Chen like he was going to attack him and he charged against Shi Chen who could do nothing but just as the sword was about to reach him, Xiao Wang stopped and replied “Do you give up, my lord?” Shi Chen was surprised that Xiao Wang had stopped his attack so he could not answer but started to walk away from the swords and to the part of the circle where his men stood. Xiao Wang could see that Shi Chen was thinking so he looked at his men and held the two swords up like he was the winner which made the men scream louder than the rain and thunders together. He then turned his face and the swords against Shi Chen again “So do you give up, my lord?” He repeated and Shi Chen was opening his mouth to say something but instead his mouth filled with blood and he fell to his knees. Xiao Wang started to ran over to his opponent but only managed to take a few steps before he could feel something cold growing from his back and as his arms hit the area, he knew what had happen. He had been hit by an arrow and as he looked over at Shi Chen, he could see him lying dead on the muddy ground, also was hit which made no sense at all before suddenly a young laughing voice replied “Did you really think, we would let you live, killer” he tried to look up to see who was carrying the voice but the pain were too hard so he ended down in the muddy ground. A foot landed next to his face and some hands removed the arrow and turned him around so he could see the killer but it confused him even more as it was one of the kids. “You might be stronger than our weak father, but we have not waited 15 years of our lives to watched you get away again” Xiao Wang wanted to say something but his mouth was full of blood and mud so nothing except the air escaped. “We know it is weird that we killed our father too but we blame him just as much as you for the lose of her mother and now we will conquer the country which would be rightful ours” screams started to fill the forest and Xiao Wang knew what was happening and tried to dream away to his last time with the girls of his life but like the father did not want him to dream neither did the kid holding his life. “Don’t you dare dream away now, before knowing that we will take good care of your family by raping them again and again before burning them together with the town that betrayed my family” Xiao Wang closed his eyes knowing his time had come to an end but instead of just getting killed he was just putted down on the ground again. He thought he had died as the sounds around him was left to rain but the rain drops told him otherwise so he tried to open his eyes again but just as his eyes opened and watched the dark grey sky a face appeared laughing with no sound at all before the face turned serious and a knife appeared before he soon felt the cold again and this time he knew he was going to leave the living but he felt a power growing in his hand and he knew he had last attempt to help the people he were going to leave behind so he took a hard grip in the knife which had entered his chest and forced the hands holding it against the user instead and the face which had been laughing had changed from it seriously to a worried face before it started to scream but before he could know how much harm he had done, a sword appeared above his head and killed him instantly. “That stupid animal” an angry voice yelled loud while two others voices was laughing. A female voice replied “I told you to kill him instead of play with him, brother” The brother raised from the dead body of Xiao Wang and pulled out the knife from his side like it was nothing before yelled “Medic” and a man came running from the army and started to look at the wound. “You will be fine, my lord” he managed to say before man took the knife and killed the medic instantly while replied “But you will not” making a few of the soldiers watching not know what they should do about themselves before an other man yelled “Soldiers attack the town Jiudu, and I don’t want anyone to leave the place alive except for the general’s wife” just as his commands had lift his mouth screams was hears from the many soldiers. He looks at his brother and replied “Get your mess fixed in my tent Gang Chen, we need to plan this right so no one will escape our revenge so you dear sister Ning Chen, please join us too” they look at their brother before nodding in one movement.