War Prisoner: Chapter 1
Title: WAR PRISONER
Author: 梨花烟雨/Líhuā Yānyǔ/Lê Hoa Yên Vũ
Translator: QT & raw
Genre: ancient, imperial, 1×1 & reverse attachment/ opposite attraction
Warning: grammar errors (no beta)
Disclaimer: I own nothing; this is for yaoi fan with no finance gain.
The sand stretches over the horizon; the sun looks like blood, as a few eagles hovering in the air, back and forth over the dusk and within vicinity there is no trace of smoke arisen from kitchen made the sunset from the city border even seems more lonely desolate place.
If standing over the top of a sand dune and watchful over the distant, you could vaguely see a man dressed in white like snow, Su Yi sat over another dune. A black bamboo flute across his lips, the tone emitted was very sad melody.
Suddenly a burst of horse riding sound was heard, then gradually appear before his eyes, as the music also came to an end, Su Yi took the flute away from his lips, sighed and said: “Is there still no envoy from the capital?”
From behind him, a man dressed in lieutenant costumes had dismounted, whispered: “Yes, General! No one has arrived. The sky shows it’s rather late now, it is best to return the campsite, Sir.”
Su Yi stood up and looked toward the distance, murmured: “It has been dragged on for two months; how long are they intended it to last?” His tone was grave, it temperaments did not match his elegant and outstanding aura.
The Lieutenant looked up at his beautiful face, hesitantly wanting to speak; it was for some time, when he no longer able refrained: “Su General, according to your subordinate, you should not wait any longer. Ten days ago, a group of the trade travelers from the capital had passed through, I had made an inquiry with them, and I discovered that the salary expenditure for soldiers has long been used to build the Courtyard by the His Majesty. I did not want to increased General anxiety, so I has not informed…”
Before he finished the sentence, Su Yi General powerful fist strike the wall indignant and said: “Benighted King harms the country, how could he using military expenditures for pleasure, is it not logic that unless there is a home there will be no nation. Once Kim Liao to attack, even with me, Su Yi here, and exhausted soldiers how are we to defend? When the country is gone, the beautiful Courtyard that has built would be fall over the other people hand. Ironically generation of monarch, have yet understood this principle, perhaps my Qi’s days are numbered?” Then shook his head and bitten his teeth in distress.
The Lieutenant quickly advised: “General do not need to worry, someone might have gathered the fund supply and who knows are on their way to here, it is still best to return to camp now.”
Su Yi waved his hand aside, his face resumed passive appearance, said: “Go back Lieutenant, I will stay here a while for a moment of peace, Wan Yan Xu is recently uncharacteristic, from time to time he had sent spies over, surely he will be making a move soon, I really need to contemplate a bit and ready prepared for the enemy.”
The Lieutenant knew the General personality, so not able to made further proposition, he could only swung on the horse and take the same route back. Su Yi sat on the dune, overlooking the thousands miles of sand and fallen into his deep memories.
Five years ago, he was just a level four rank official and has no association in the royal court. At that time Kim Liao invaded the border, every official in civil and military were panics, but no one dared to agree for warfare, rather yield. Angrily, he volunteered and led an army force rushed to the border, although that war was a great victory; since then he have yet to return the capital. The reason was the frontier is an importance place that needs to be secures, so the Emperor has ordered him to keep forever patrolling the border, and without imperial declaration he and his troop would never set foot to the capital.
In fact, a rich life is not what he wants, although windy desert sand, in his view, was better than burlesque, much more relaxing pleasurable. Since he was stationed at the border areas, Kim Liao refused to give up hope, there are countless of large and small campaigns since then but ultimately failed. Three years ago Kim Liao had mobilized the whole nation troops to attack again, fortunate his foresaw initiative had skillfully won the battle. Kim Liao King had grudge die which directly resulted from the incident before returned to his capital; The King’s eldest son Wan Yan Xu ascended to the throne and Kim Liao becomes static ever since. Qi’s King was informed of the victory as he sent a eunuch to declare the decree of an encouragement awards, random designate Su Yi a title, believed that it should be enough for his thanksgivings as expressed of allegiance, since then the King sat back and relax, happily spendthrift and enjoy life.
Su Yi sighed again, his heart knew that Wan Yan Xu is superior compared to his father, this person was still young, but scheming deep, thoughtful deliberate, just look at him to forbear for three years and not sent a single soldier to the frontier, he is a tough one, even the most cunning brave desert wolf, would not be a benchmark to him. In contrast to their side, their King is stupid, delayed military funds and resources, which made the soldiers condition were unbearable and miserable. Once the war started again, even if he has great skills he feared that it is difficult to turn the tide.
His blurred vision of the dune eventually stopped at that site where countless of bones had buried because of the war. His hearts burst with grieves, as a General, he can strategised to achieve the greatest victory, but he could not able to protect all of his soldiers. There was a quote “A General triumph is over millions of bones”. Probably soon he will be one underneath these sand, only he does not know what will be happened to the fate for the people of his country to face.
He took out the black bamboo flute and places it across his lips, the heartfelt thousands of emotion, this time only in music that he could expressed of them, as the heartrending melody drifted by the wind waft over a few miles away. A young man riding high on a stallion, covered with furs and jade, extraordinary momentum and handsome looking that made others not dared to glance at intently. After listening to the heartbroken distantly song, his face changed into a hint of cold smile.
End Chapter 1