Her heart started to slow down before stopping together with her mind and she felt her body closing down but when just as it looked at the darkest two different hands to a hard grip in her hands, no minding the blood or anything and pulled her away. “We have to go NOW” she heard two voices yelling in mouth of each other but she knew the voices. It was Jun Chen and Yi Cheng, their voice continued but she didn’t focus on them as the light and darkness was fighting inside her. “Get up NOW” she heard low but it gave the light and as a blind person she had never seen a light like that before and as she shake her head the light filled her from top to toe and she stand up like nothing could touch her. She started walking with them like her injuries was there no more and she followed them in a speed, way faster than before and soon she could feel water against her skin before the sounds of horses meet her too. They were in the royal stables, a place she always wanted to go but not like this. The last thought made the darkness suddenly appear in the bottom of the light and her senses started to turn off but before she could scream, she fainted.
“Help her up now” Jiang Chen yelled to his men when he noticed that she were laying in the wet grass and soon two men took her and tried to walk her up while putting her on a horse. “You need to ride with her, Jun Chen” Jiang Chen commanded his son. Jun Chen just nodded and prepared his horse for Xiuying Chang as the men had giving up on waking her up and put her on the horse. The rain started to fall faster and another explosion was heard from in other end of palace but no one had time to focus on that now because they had to get away now and they did not have a second chance. Emperor looked up at the sky before he closed his eyes and fell the rain hitting in his face for almost three seconds before he nodded like he had decided something and then he started walking over to the gate. He opened it like it was nothing which made the men including Jun Chen and Yi Cheng freeze for a bit. “Get our now and let our paths meet again some day safe” he yelled loud and looked at his son a last time as they started riding on each side of him. Jun Chen wanted to look back at his father but the gate had already closed and they were now just the three of them and they had to hurry away or they might become many more.
He closed his eyes hard and started to focus on the rain drops instead of the nightmare which had awaken him not long ago and soon he was already fast asleep but this time there were no dreams or nightmares in his sleep only an annoying voice calling “General, general” before his ears and mind finally understood it was in the real world the sound was coming from and he opened his eyes again and he so tired of being awaken again with such short distance. He staring with eyes sending lightnings at the man who had been yelling for him seconds ago and now was standing in front of him covered in blood. “I hope that blood is from the girl I ordered you and 11 others to kill” The soldier looked down in the ground and did not answer as a cat had taken his tongue. “Why are you waking me up if you don’t have anything to say” Li Chen continued while slowly walking closer to his sword on the bed. A very low voice replied “I am sorry to have awaken you, my lord but I bring bad news” Li Chen took the last step against the bed and took the sword before turning against the soldier and swung his sword fast making the soldier start screaming of pain as his left arm started to slide down and land on the ground “I told you that I would only be awaken if you had good news, stop screaming and tell me the news or I cut you again” He yelled to break thought the screams. The soldier tried to focus but the pain was too much so it was not very understandable “We… ambush… crazy girl… old man… death…” Li Chen looked at the man and smiled “Try again and this time more words please” The soldier became more calm as a medic entered the room and started to cover the hole “We attacked and ambushed her and some older man who was with her but something happen and she turned into a crazy person and started killing us for fun even when we took the old man hostage” he said and Li Chen smiled again “See, that was not hard, was it?” The soldier started to shake his head but before he could reply properly he fell to the ground while holding himself on the chest with his only arm. Li Chen had stabbed him and he was laughing loud now “I told you guys to handle it and if you cannot beat a small girl and old man you are a disgrace to my army so die now” and then he cut the head of town as he was tired of the scream. The medic who had been seating next the soldier was speechless but did not do anything else than leave the body and the tent. Li Chen look at the body while thinking about who the old man could be when it hit him that in his father battle against the young man years ago, he had also been fighting an old man and that old man was the main reason that they had lost but luckily they had still managed to escape. He thought hard but could not remember the name of the old man but wondered if the dream was together with events and that the dragon was him. He decide he would not take the chance on having the old man on the lose so he walked out to his guards. “I want more guards at my siblings and I tents plus I want someone to clean up my tent as it is a mess in there” the soldiers just nodded as they knew what had happened inside the tent not long ago. Li Chen was about to walk inside the tent again to sleep some more when the sun started to raise up in the east and he knew that he had been getting more sleep than expected and he turned his focus on his guards again and yelled “Bring me my siblings now and clean up the mess now then you can find extra guards later” and then he walked into the tent and cleaned the sword while talking to himself “That old man have made my hand kill twice and ruined my plans to attack the emperor’s palace with all my might and power. I hope we get there before him so we can hurt them down afterwards without any place for them to go”
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”
He opened the door slowly as he expected her to be watching fireworks again but the room was all dark except for the light from the hall. He could see that Ning Wang was already in bed and that she wear looking away like she did not want to talk at all. “Are you asleep already?” he tried with a gentle voice while looking at her but she did not move so he closed the door and walked over to her bed and knelled in front of it. “I am sorry I yelled at you, but you know it was past your bedtime” he tried and this time she moved around and with a sad look she answered “I am sorry that I wanted to see the fireworks so much” a moment of silence followed before they gave each other a hug which made Ning Wang smile again. “Will you tell a bedtime story?” she asked with a interested voice and Jiahao Wang just nodded and stood up from his kneeling position and removed the curtains so the fireworks entered the room and Ning Wang used the chance to get out of bed and run over to get her favorite book and toy so she could enjoy the story. But Jiahao Wang smiled and shaked his head gentle while removing the book from her hand. “I know it is your favorite but today I will tell you another story” Ning Wang turned a bit sad as she had hoped she could her about princesses and dragon’s and was about to complain about it but keep quiet as she did not want her grandfather to become more angry tonight even it had been her fault. Jiahao Wang could see that her eyes was sad over that he would not read that one so instead he walked out of the door “Just a minute” he said as he left the room and soon he was back with the old case form earlier and continued “I know you love the book very much but I felt it was time to tell you a real story instead of all that fantasy” He wanted to say more but could see how Ning Wang’s eyes got more and more focused on the old case he had in his hand so he cut the story short and continued “I did not plan for you to see this before in long time, but here is a sword which have been in our family for as long as the moon have been in the sky” Ning Wang did not listen at all as she watched the sword but still managed to be able to think and ask a question “Is the story about this sword, grandfather?” Jiahao Wang laughed because he knew his grand daughter was not stupid at all but still so he just replied “Yes, but first you need to know the backstory and let me warn you, it is stories for little girls even I will do my best to tell it gentle to you, then you can always get the bad version later” Ning Wang did not care as she was used to hear stories about dragons and heroes so why would this be any different. “Am I in the story grandfather?” she asked gentle as she tried to figure out what the story was about without spoiling the story and Jiahao Wang looked at her with seriously eyes as he was worried about something which made her quickly replied her own answer “I am sorry, grandfather” which made Jiahao Wang get his happy look back while he replied “I don’t know sweety… let us see” and the he pretented to read a page in a book before he replied “No, you are not but let us call the hero in this book for Ling Wang just so we feel we are family” before he could finish Ning Wang already had a new question “Who is she?” Jiahao smiled again as big rocket explode in the window almost turning the whole room red with its power before he answered “She is the hero as I said and she is a blind girl” Ning Wang broke in again and asked “Why is she blind grandfather?” Jiahao Wang replied quickly “I am sure the story will tell you why so please no more questions now so I can tell you the story” A new rocket exploded behind them this time it turned the room green and Ning Wang smiled before nodding and answered “Yeah tell the story grandfather” like she was the one waiting for him to get ready while she had been the one distruping the story. Jiahao Wang took the sword and put it in it’s case again so no one would become cut from it and then he took her at his lap with her blanket around them and watched the fireworks for a second before he prepreade his voice and started “Our story begins in a small town Jiudu which is not far from Beijing in China, here lived a young girl named Ling Wang with her parents, the famous general Xiao Chang who had helped the emperor many times and ways and in returned had gotten premisson to marry Lan Wang the emperor’s favorite concubine…”