War Prisoner: Chapter 1 – 5

Title: WAR PRISONER

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Author: 梨花烟雨(Li Hua Yan Yu) /Lê Hoa Yên Vũ

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Translator: QT & raw

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Translator: mnemea

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Editor/Beta: Yona

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Genre: ancient, imperial, 1×1 & reverse attachment/ opposite attraction

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Warning: Violent and Rape in early chapters

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Disclaimer: I own nothing; this is for yaoi fan with no finance gain.

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Chapter 1

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The sand stretches over the horizon; the sun looks like blood. As a few eagles hover in the air back and forth over the dusk and within vicinity, there is no trace of smoke arising from kitchen, making the sunset from the city border look even more like a lonely and desolate place.

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If standing over the top of a sand dune and watching in the distance, 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 a very sad melody.

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Suddenly, a burst of horse riding sound was heard, and then gradually appeared 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?”

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From behind him, a man dressed in lieutenant costumes dismounted, and whispered: “Yes, General! No one has arrived. The sky showed that it’s rather late now. It is best to return the campsite, Sir.”

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Su Yi stood up and looked toward the distance, then murmured: “It has been dragging on for two months. How long are they intending for it to last?” His tone was grave. Its temperaments did not match his elegant and outstanding aura.

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The Lieutenant looked up at his beautiful face, hesitantly wanting to speak. It was for some time when he could no longer refrain: “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 His Majesty. I did not want to increase General’s anxiety, so I had not informed…”

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Before he finished his sentence, Su Yi General’s powerful fist struck the wall indignantly and said: “Benighted King harms the country. How could he use military expenditures for pleasure? Is it not logical that unless there is a home, there will be no nation? Once Kim Liao attacked, even with me, Su Yi here, and exhausted soldiers, how are we to defend? When the country is gone, the beautiful Courtyard that was built would fall into the other people’s hands.  Ironically, generation of monarchs have yet to understand this principle. Perhaps my Qi’s days are numbered?” Then he shook his head and gritted his teeth in distress.

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The Lieutenant quickly advised: “General,there is no need to worry. Someone might have gathered the fund supply and who knows,may be on their way here.It is still best to return to camp now.”

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Su Yi waved his hand aside. His face resumed a passive appearance, then 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 be prepared for the enemy.”

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The Lieutenant knew the General’s 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 thousand miles of sand and falling deep into his memories.

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Five years ago, he was just a level four rank official and had no association with the royal court. At that time, Kim Liao invaded the border. Every official in civil and military were panicking, but no one dared to agree for warfare,and rather, they yielded. Angrily, he volunteered and led an army force to rush to the border. That war was a great victory though. Since then, he had yet to return the capital. The reason was the frontier was an important place that needed to be secured, so the Emperor had ordered him to keep patrolling the border forever; and without imperial declaration, he and his troop could never set foot in the capital.

In fact, a rich life was not what he wanted. Although windy desert sand, in his view, was better than burlesque, it was more relaxing and pleasurable. Since he was stationed at the border areas, Kim Liao refused to give up hope. There were countless large and small campaigns since then, but they ultimately failed. Three years ago, Kim Liao had mobilized the whole nation’s troops to attack again. Fortunately, his foresaw initiative had skillfully won the battle.

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Kim Liao King had grudgingly die, which directly resulted from the incident before returning to his capital.The King’s eldest son, Wan Yan Xu ascended the throne and Kim Liao became static ever since. Qi’s King was informed of the victory as he sent a eunuch to declare the decree of an encouragement awards, randomly designated Su Yi a title, and believed that it should be enough for his thanksgivings as an expression of allegiance. Since then, the King sat back and relaxed, happily spend thrifting and enjoying life.

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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 deliberations. Just look at him forbearing for three years, and did not send out a single soldier to the frontier. He is a tough one; even the most cunning and brave desert wolf would not be a benchmark to him. In contrast to their side, their King was stupid, delayed military funds and resources, which made the soldiers’ conditions unbearable and miserable. Once the war started again, even if he has great skills, he fears that it will be difficult to turn the tide.

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His blurred vision of the dune eventually stopped at that site where countless bones were buried because of the war. His heart bursts with grieves. As a General, he can strategise to achieve the greatest victory, but he will not be able to protect all of his soldiers. There was a quote, “A General’s triumph is over millions of bones”. Probably soon,he will be one underneath these sand. Only he does not know what will happen to the people of his country and what fate they will face.

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He took out the black bamboo flute and placed it across his lips. The heartfelt thousands of emotions, this time,he could only express in music as the heartrending melody drifted by the wind waft over a few miles away. A young man riding high on a stallion, covered in furs and jade, extraordinary momentum and handsome looking that made others not daring to glance at intently. After listening to the heartbroken distant song, his face changed into a hint of cold smile.

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End Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Inside a small tent, the aroma of meat had spread in every corner. Ashabu-shabu dish was presented exquisitely and delicately on the table; a pot with few charcoals burned brightly next to it. Although it was blustery outside, the tent felt like spring time, very warm.

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Beside the table, two people were seated. One was the young man, who had heard the song in the desert, and the other was a stunning beauty; eyebrows shaped like mountain, eyes were like autumn water in spring, attitude seemed splendid and elegant temperament, gestures appeared to be thousands of untold, pleasant styles.

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“Master, the intelligence was just received. I’m not sure if it is any use?” The beautiful woman smiled openly, like pearl sound, while pouring wine colour of amber nectar into his glass.

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This young man was none other than Wan Yan Xu, the King of Kim Liao Kingdom. When he saw his favourite confidant maidservant asked, he gave an enigmatic smile. He took a piece of meat from the pot and placed it into his mouth, chewed slowly and long before opening his mouth, “Zi Nong, what news did you gain?”

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Zi Nong respectfully replied to the query, “Your servant saw Su Yi General secretly. Alas, he was very handsome and fine-featured.It is unbelievable that he’s the same Invincible General who has won many battles.” She immediately chuckled.

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Wan Yan Xu expressionless, lightly laughed, “Really? Then you’re more fortunate than me. I have not seen him once, but just overheard a song he’d played.”

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Zi Nong’s eyes widened then arisen,speechless and said, “What? He’d played a song? Your servant heard rumours that although he is a General, he was also proficient in poetry and painting. It was actually true? How could Kim Liao’s men be beaten in battles by such a scholar’s hands?”

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Wan Yan Xu eyes’ light coldly flashed, tone was chilly, “This man is a great accomplisher in both civil and military field. Indeed, three years ago, the last battle between us, I’d violated Father’s order and disguised into the enemy’s army. I’d witnessed his strategic plan. Hence, a few days later, Kim Liao’s army had fallen apart. Alas, unfortunately,I was inexperienced at the time that Father did not listen to my advice.If not, we would not have lost in that field. Consequently, Father died in the end with much regret.” When he just finished, a sound “ pop” echoes.The cup in his palm had been crushed.

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Instantly, the wine’s aroma was spreading. His eyes glazed with coldness, whispered and teeth grinded, “If this avenge is not done, I vow not to be a man.”

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Zi Nong quickly replaced his glass, smiled and said, “Master, there is no need to be impatient. Kim Liao today is greater than three years ago.Until the army arrive, do you not believe you’ll have your revenge?” Then she once again poured the wine into Wan Yan Xu’s cup. When she saw him slowly calmed down, finally felt relieved.

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The sand covered misty dew at the dawn of day. A few men rushed on horseback to arrive where Wan Yan Xu had camped last night. Su Yi, who led the party, saw tents neatly piled on the ground, but there was no one around, and a big flag was deeply ruffled, containing four characters, “This is our ground again.”

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Su Yi stared at those words for a long time, suddenly reined his horse around, coldly spoke, “We have arrived too late. Wan Yan Xu is already gone.”

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Lieutenant Qin approached the flag, raised his voice, “General, it seems they had left in a hurry and forgot the banner.”

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Su Yi sighed and said, “They did not in such a hurry leave the flag behind.Do you not understand yet? This flag is actually a war declaration message. Alas, Wan Yan Xu, Wan Yan Xu.This man’s courage, indeed, is incomparable to anyone. Even as the enemy, I could not help but admit that he is indeed a wise Emperor. Kim Liao has such sovereign, I’m afraid ……” the rest of the sentence was not spoken since he could not bear to say them, because he did not dare to think it was an outcome.

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“Heralded to our forces, stepping up their training, tight in security, if I do not guess wrongly, there will be imminent battle soon.” His sword shaped eyebrows knitted together, Su Yi commanded, then turned to Qin to ask, “The wages and food from the capital has not arrived yet?”

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The Lieutenant shook his head, gave a worried look. Su Yi sighed, looked up at the sky, thoughtful, ‘The God has done me no harm, but let my fate be ended by the benighted King and those greedy ministers?’

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Inside the brightly lit General Camp, Wan Yan Xu was attentively studying a map.Zi Nong brought a trace of snack and tea as she pulled the curtain aside to enter, softly advised, “Master, it is already late in the night. Pleading take a rest sire. The imminent war is soon, so keeping in a good spirit is the most important thing.”

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Wan Yan Xu’s vision was still on the map, in a deep voice said, “You go to sleep. I really cannot sleep.For these three years, my thoughts have always been on this coming war.If it is a fight, I’ll certainly not permit Su Yi to respite.”

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Zi Nong said, “Master’s aspiration, how can your servant not know, but this war, Master had intimate knowledge and careful planning, why ……” Her sentence was not finished but Wan Yan Xu sternly said “As a general, there is no such thing as “intimate knowledge and careful planning”. The battlefield is always changing. Even all the escape routes have to be considered. Precisely because of this advantage that Su Yi has always been victorious.Those lessons are there. Are we going to continue repeating them?” When he finished, he then picked up his cup and took a sip. Suddenly, there came echoes of intermittent sound outside.

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Wan Yan Xu stood up and stretched.Zi Nong followed, doubtful and asked, “That Su Yi is still in the mood to play the flute at this time?”

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Wan Yan Xu shook his head and said, “It cannot be him. In this critical juncture, it is very imperative that the army spirit is not to be falling apart. He’ll never play this nostalgic tone. In addition, this flute sounds like extreme sorrow and great despair.” He pondered for a moment, suddenly smiled and said, “Qi King is stupid. It seems that Qi soldiers’ spirits are low, ha ha ha. Su Yi, I very much would like to see how you’ll fight tomorrow.”

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After that, in a low voice, he commanded Zi Nong, “Heralds to all Generals. Tomorrow on the battlefield, align the soldiers properly. If possible, capture the enemies but do not slaughter them. I have uses for the prisoners at some point later.”

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End Chapter 2

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Chapter 3

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The afternoon sun hung over the brutal battlefield; the light arrays were pierced through the rolling sand like a shrouded crestfallen shield. From time to time, there were a few flowers of blood accompanied with sand flying into the air. The sand was stained with blood from the earlier battle, as a young man’s body was partially uncovered beneath the sand with an arm that was terribly mutilated. This is cruelty of war and there can be no words to describe it.

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Additionally, what was more devastating about this great battle’s outcome: the country’s reputation, the monarch’s ambitions and the peace of a nation. Since the stakes are high, whether it is Qi or Kim Liao, they have to do their best because they cannot afford to lose.

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Wan Yan Xu and Su Yi, the highest ranking Generals for each side, were against each other at the centre of the battlefield. Both parties were heavily sweating so the body armours appeared to be increasingly heavier. Wan Yan Xu suddenly quietly said, “The outcome has been fixed, why are you still making unnecessary struggles? If you were to surrender, I’ll reward you with wealth and titles. Qi ‘s King and greedy Ministers, are they really worthy of your sacrifice?”

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Su Yi did not reply. He knew Wan Yan Xu was correct that the outcome has already been determined, whether it was the army or himself. Currently, Wan Yan Xu has strengths to speak but for him, he could not utter a word. If he did so, whatever power he has, would undoubtedly be gone.

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Wan Yan Xu’s eyes were flashed with chilliness, coldly said: “You’re so arrogant, not even caring to reply.” In his resentment, with a third force of the strength, he’d willed the long spear and it powered like the dragon diving into the sea or the tiger jumping down the mountain. Su Yi was already struggling to fight, how could he withstand the attack, and for an instance, he was inattentive. His shoulder was injured by an arrowshot and heavily bleeding, which have stained the body armour; his eyes were vertigo and mouth gave a hint of bleak smile. Su Yi was staggering on the horse before his body was completely and gently captive by Wan Yan Xu. The little strength he had, have gathered in his fist and ready to attack the opponent as the man face came closer. Unfortunately, the enemy realised his intention and took hold of his neck.At once, he completely fainted.

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When he woke up again, the heaven was already filled with stars and speckled of very pale light from a crescent, cold moon. Although there was no wind, it was bitterly cold. Su Yi found that his body sweat had formed a layer of thin ice and seemed to erode the skin. The armour he had own for many years was nowhere in sight, presumably took as a trophy by the enemy for his captivity. The squeaky sound of the prisoner wagon travelled in the night was particularly harsh to the ears.

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A woman’s voice suddenly rang out: “The camp site is built. The King ordered me to take Su General to his tent.” In the darkness of the night, a beautiful face slowly revealed. She saw that he has awakened and could not help smiling.The starry moonlight was at this moment deemed under her elegance.

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Wan Yan Xu’s tent was cosy and warm,but could not melt the iciness in his eyes. When Su Yi was in his sight, his frightening face twisted with a cruel smile, and coldly said: “Su General, do you know how long I’ve been waiting for this day? Three years, one month and five days.Thanks to God’s mercy and with Qi’s Ministers’ helps, they have made my lifelong wish easily fulfilled.”

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Su Yi pursed his thin lips and his eyes were steadfast on Wan Yan Xu. He was surprised to find the other man picked up the roasted lamb’s leg from a dish on the table and placed it before him, taunted and laughed: “Are you hungry? I was surprised at how odd the Invincible General was during our combats. It was until I interrogated your Lieutenant that I’ve discovered the reason, tsk tsk, such a pity. Ah, a famous general, starving without food and had to fight on the battlefield. If this news is spread out, none will believe, ha ha ha.” His maniac laughter did not move Su Yi as he was only coldly staring back at the other man.

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Wan Yan Xu’s laughter was steeply broken for Su Yi’s silence has irritated him, as if he was a clown on a stage and acting in a meaningless one-man show. He grabbed Su Yi’s collar, coldly said:  “I am​​asking you once more, are you going to surrender or not?”

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Su Yi finally replied and the sound was very crisp, but mellow: “No surrender.”

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Wan Yan Xu suddenly let go, sneered for a moment: “Why? I’ve already said, is such a monarchy worthy of your sacrifice?”

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Su Yi said each word distinctly: “My life is only sold for the Qi people.” His tone was resolute and ringing with mettle.

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Wan Yan Xu’s eyes seemed to be lit up like a ball of fire. Su Yi’s stature was clearly smaller than his, but currently, it was as if he has become much taller than him. This impression made ​​him even angrier, and what was more intolerable was the man’s calm manners, as if he was not the prisoner but vice versa.

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He gripped Su Yi’s shoulder wound. Wan Yan Xu was satisfied when he saw the other man bit his lip. His frantically wicked eyes was staring and grunting slowly: “Su Yi, you probably do not know this. I have always been ruthless with my enemy, especially you, I’ll have no mercy, and do you know how much pleasure it is when I thought of torturing you to cry out for mercy? Since you won’t surrender, prepare to welcome whatever means I’ll cast upon you. Do not attempt to suicide as a martyr, for tens of thousands of soldiers’ lives are depending on you, and all of them are in my hands. If you decided otherwise, I’ll ensure the tortures that are supposed to be imposed on you be implemented double on them, then kill each one so no one will be spared.”

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End Chapter 3

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Chapter 4

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Even a few days later, Su Yi still could not forget that fanatic laughter and his eyes were filled with metamorphosis of bloodlust for Wan Yan Xu. Even if he disregarded life and death and calmly facing all of the possible tortures, he was still scared of Wan Yan Xu’s hatred.

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The weather of the desert is fickle.During daytime, it was sunny and extremely hot, and at night, the sand and stone were shifting and very cold. Su Yi did not know how many days he had spent in this weather.Whenever he fainted, Wan Yan Xu would bring him into the warmth of the tent, and when he woke up, the tortures began.

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The only thing that Su Yi was pleased with was that his soldiers did not undergo this inhuman treatment. Wan Yan Xu was always true to what he said.As long as he was willing to endure, then his soldiers will not be tortured. The most tragic he felt was, for the previous two months, his soldiers were starved; but nowadays, they were fully fed by the enemy behind a prison. His heart wept uncontrollably whenever he thought about it.

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A pretty figure came within his sight; Zi Nong could not bear to look at the man, whose hands were tied, wrists were already bloodied and dripping on a thick layer of white sand, and the ground already stained with many large and small drops of blood. The shoulder wound has been swelling and festering.

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Wan Yan Xu deliberately did not give him any medical treatment.He would pour salty water over them a few times daily. Though it was tortured, it was also affective in anti-inflammatory; otherwise the wound would have festered a long time ago to the bone.

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“No, this wound can no longer be left untreated.” Zi Nong whispered and turned to Su Yi’s indifferent face: “Su General, is it impossible for you to surrender? Truthfully, there is no escape route; the King has sent Generals to attack Qi. The land is great, but without you defending, how many days will it take before its fall? In fact, the King is vicious to you but he is very caring for his officials; as long as you surrender, he will treat you with the same courtesy. He often praised you of your talent. You do not have to be worried about trust and be of use to him. My King is very good at acknowledging other’s ability; if he did not want you, then on that battlefield, you would have been killed. Why would he use your soldiers’ lives to blackmail, and tortures to force you into submission?”

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Su Yi looked at the beauty before him and suddenly gave a slight chuckle: “No wonder Wan Yan Xu favoured you. It was probably because of your innocence. Your King tortured me to vent on how Kim Liao was defeated countless times by my hands. He forced me to surrender just to disgrace me. The thought of watching an enemy fell down at his feet and professed as his servant will give him pleasure. Kim Liao’s soldiers have always been aggressive. Your King is a rare talented man. Even if I have enough military resources, I could not guarantee of my winning in this war. Why should he deliberately need to recruit me?” When Su Yi was facing this simple and beautiful girl, he found it’s easier to be opened about his thoughts than with the vicious Wan Yan Xu.

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Zi Nong was speechless. She looked at his worried eyes and could not resist and said: “Su General, what are you worried about? Are you worried for the Qi people?” Those words indeed stabbed into Su Yi’s heart, the images of people died under the iron heel of Kim Liao, his tears almost shed and his mind was filled with deep remorse.

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Zi Nong patted his shoulder and comforted him: “Do not worry, Su General, the King had ordered; no soldier is to take advantage of the occasion when breaking into a city, to burn and loot the people. He said that sooner or later these are all going to belong to Kim Liao. Although your people will taste the pain of conquest, but their lives and properties would not suffer too much damage. Currently, the one suffering the most is, in fact, you. How long has it been since you last drink water? Your lips are cracked dry with several lines.”

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Su Yi may have hatred for Wan Yan Xu, but also respected the man. If Qi can have such a monarch, he would never worry about the country’s bustling prosperity and lasting of the kingdom. Suddenly the carriage stopped. Then Su Yi realised that his naked legs were souring pains and has already gone numb.

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Zi Nong looked back and suddenly gave a cry of joy. She got up and shouted: “Zi Liu sister.” She quickly ran over and hugged the incoming woman.

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The distance between them was too far and the sunlight was strong so Su Yi could not see the woman’s face, as she and Zi Nong have already entered Wan Yan Xu’s carriage; but a moment later, a guard came to him and grumpily said: “The King ordered to see you.” When he finished, his hand grabbed on the rope that tied Su Yi’s wrists. Su Yi staggered but the guard did not care and continued to stride forward.

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When he came inside the car, Wan Yan Xu was comfortably sipping wine; Wan Yan Xu slowly sat up when he saw Su Yi entered. His face giving a polished smile and shook his head, then chuckled: “What a pity, ah, a dignified Invincible General to become this emaciated.” When he finished, he grabbed hold on his long, sandy hairs and sighed: “Unfortunately for such a beautiful hair.”

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Su Yi nonchalantly stared at him and unmoved. It was indeed accurate and said whenever seeing him, he’ll get chills. Wan Yan Xu was lying down again and lazily said: “Zi Liu, I’d deliberately call you here not in order to fool around. You are to look at his injury and see what you can do about them.”

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End Chapter 4

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Chapter 5

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The woman called Zi Liu was not as beautiful as Zi Nong, but had a heroic vitality posture. She turned to have a quick look after she heard the order. Her face showed surprises and said: “Master, the wound has been festering a little. We must remove the dead flesh before properly bandaging the wound. Otherwise, once it festered to the bone and with the desert, hot weather, even the god Da Luo Jin Xian cannot save him.”

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Wan Yan Xu pretended to be amazed and eyes widen, speechless and said:  “This serious, ah, then what are you waiting for? Quickly heal Su General for such talented man is to be neglected, would I not be distressed.”

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Zi Liu hastily ordered her assistant to get the medicine cabinet and opened the box, then took a bottle of anaesthetic. She was about to give the medicine, but Wan Yan Xu stopped her and laughed: “You’re underestimating Su General. Who do you thinks he is? Long ago, when HuaTuo helped Guan Yu cure his poison, the man could talk and laugh freely. Su General’s body is like a steel frame, thus, it must be better than Guan Yu. It is a good time that I can witness this.”

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Zi Liu immediately understood Wan Yan Xu’s intention after her master’s outburst. She hesitated then placed the anaesthetic back into the box. She took a sharp knife out as it flashed coldly and lit a candle. She was heating the blade over the candle, moved it back and forth a few times and whispered: “Su General, although this is a small surgery, it will be really painful. You must endure a bit.” She looked back at Wan Yan Xu and a few guards and saw that their faces were excited. She sighed, knew that these people have defeated Su Yi and truly hated him.How could there be compassion?Zi Nong was fearful so she had already slipped out of the carriage.

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When the tip of the knife cut into the flesh, blood immediately poured out. When it cut deeper, only a slight sound of the blade and flesh are grinding as more blood surged out without stopping. Su Yi still looked calm as if he hadnot budged, and only droplet of sweats were rolling down his face; and his clenched fists showed a glimpse of his agony in this moment.

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Wan Yan Xu’s excited expression gradually disappeared and the guards’ joyful expressions also gradually converted into admiration. Zi Liu’s hand began to tremble, then she took a deep breath and looked at Su Yi. She finally ended the cruelty. The knife quickly slashed and instantly cut out a chunk of rotten flesh; vaguely beneath the blood, the bone was revealed, which held more attention to the people’s eyes.

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Su Yi finally was unable to withstand the pain as his body swayed and passed out on the soft wolf fur mattress. Zi Liu quickly took a clean soft cotton cloth and carefully bandaged him. The guards were already whispering and talking about Su Yi with full admiration. Zi Liu knew Kim Liao folks’ feelings are swift and fierce, but they mostly admired hero Su Yi’s endurance which clearly impressed them. When she looked back at her master and saw his ashen face, his eyes were staring at Su Yi’s pale face, suddenly turned his head away and heavily grunted.

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Zi Liu said: “Master, the wound had been carefully bandaged, but it would not be suitable to be under the sun. Please give him rest for two days. We’re approaching Kim Liao so revenge could wait for another day.”

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Wan Yan Xu was indifferent and said: “Just as you has recommended, lock him up in a prison in the carriage behind.”

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‘In the end, still fainted,’ Su Yi was helplessly thinking. ‘If possible, I would not want to use this method to make Wan Yan Xu look weak,’ he felt since he has been captured, he had been collapsing again and again, ‘instead of dignified manner, he was acting like a pathetic woman. How hateful. Nevertheless, I ultimately am a human. There are always limitations on a physical body. Even if I mentally want to,I cannot control it.’

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Inside the carriage, there were about a dozen women who watched over Su Yi with curiosity.They are labourers for the army such as cooking and washing. Su Yi’s superior appearance and bearing seemed to brighten the place and could not stop others from paying attention to him. He was even more embarrassed of these northern women’s behaviour as they do not have the same etiquette education, even forthrightly spoken about him like he was not there. If it is possible, he would rather not be here even if he had to be exposed under the sun. If Wan Yan Xu knew of such reaction, presumably, he would be very astonished. The enemy could not conquer him with brutal tortures, but the words of these women have made him very restless.

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Finally it was two days later, Su Yi suddenly found that the women were no longer talking about him, and their faces were joyfully smiling, often looking outside. Then his heart sank; a faint hint of despair ached in his heart and he knew that they have arrived in Kim Liao. His own life, whether it is long or short, would be the end here (in a foreign land).

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Zi Liu and Zi Nong suddenly went inside and the women quickly scattered away to avoid them.Zi Liu looked at Su Yi’s wounds and chuckled: “It’s probably alright; it seems to have produced new muscles.” She looked solemnly at Su Yi’s face, lowered her voice and said: “General, we have arrived in Liao Kim capital.Do you know what path waits for you? Are you as determined as before and outright, refused to bow?”

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Su Yi suddenly gave a faint laugh: “Thank you lady, I’d intended never to change my mind.”

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Zi Liu sighed, shook her head and said: “General’s integrity, Zi Liu truly admired. Then as old phrase goes,‘have different directions thus, will be in disagreement’, Zi Liu have nothing more to say. For the road ahead, hopefully General will take care.” When she finished, she took Zi Nong, who did not bear to accept this, and without looking back, they went out.

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End Chapter 5

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