Chapter 62: That Idiot Only Cares About Eating The Entire Day! (3)
“How are we going to save him? That temple is situated in a dangerous terrain. It’s easily guarded but hard to attack.” Cheng Shizhao said angrily, “The closest stationed troops are at Fengxiang Residence. Even if they come as fast as possible, it will definitely take two to three days and by then, it’s enough time for those people to cut Cheng Shiqi to pieces and be made into jerky.”
From Zhou Xiaoxiao’s memory, Cheng Shizhao was unstable, impudent, and abnormal.
But this time, she witnessed this young man, titled as Prince, who joined the army at the age of nineteen and achieved numerous accomplishments and his elegant manner.
Although Prince Yan was infuriated, he quickly calmed down as well. As expected, he ordered people to find information and sent his trusted aide back to Fengxiang to ask for aid. After that, he personally led a group of people and advanced to the foot of the mountain to examine the terrain.
Once everyone arrived at the foot of the mountain, they looked up at the towering high mountain, only seeing the peak and pines hanging upside down against the cliff. There was an ancient temple in the middle of the mountain and the path to the mountain was quite steep and narrow. There was a ladder that led straight to the temple. One man can hold the pass against ten thousand enemies.
The spies who went to observe the surroundings came back and reported, saying that the Thousands Clocks Temple on the Tiger Cave Mountain was originally an ancient temple that had been worn down by years of non-repair. Gradually, no one tend after it anymore.
Who knew that a fat monk named Huang Tiangu came one day. He was eight feet tall and highly skilled in martial arts, using the staff of a Buddhist monk to the best of his abilities. He gathered 20-30 thieves and took over this temple. The monks who pretended to follow Buddhism were really robbers who waylay and robbed that specializes in shady business like murdering people for money.
Cheng Shizhao said in a low voice, “This is troublesome since the terrain is narrow and dangerous, easily guarded but not to be attacked. There is only one way up the mountain and the thieves seemed to have set up hidden sentry posts at the foot and waist of the mountain. Even if we force our way through, if the thieves feel like there’s no way out, they will kill Ninth Lord; there is no way to save him.”
Seeing that no one said anything, Zhou Xiaoxiao interrupted. “I have an idea but I’m not sure if it’s a viable one.”
Cheng Shizhao said, “What ideas can a woman come up with? Well, let’s hear it.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao stared at Yu Xingzhi and said, “Let’s resort to old methods. Find three to four experts to pretend as women entering the temple in order to burn incense. Look for an opportunity and save Ninth Prince while others will provide support.”
Yu Xingzhi’s eyes lit up and he grabbed her hands. “That works! But the mountain was a dragon’s pond and a tiger’s cave. We don’t know the situation within and it’s enough for me and my older cousin to you; you can’t go.”
“I naturally have to go. You just recovered so you’re the one who can’t go.” Zhou Xiaoxiao grabbed his hands and said, “But it’s ok. We don’t need to argue since we can both go.”
Cheng Shizhao was confused and said anxiously, “What do you mean by pretending to be women? You’re a woman so who do you want…”
He watched Zhou Xiaoxiao staring at him and smiling.
“Nonsense! Absurd! You dare to ask me to pretend to be a woman?!”
Zhou Xiaoxiao stared at the sturdy and built guards and shrugged. “There’s no other ways. Plus, other people don’t look like one besides you.”
“Not a chance!”
Zhou Xiaoxiao waved her hands and continued, “Your Highness is invaluable so you naturally can’t easily take risks. Since that’s the risk, I can go with Xingzhi while your highness is in charge of backing us up under the foot of the mountain.”
“Nonsense! Give me a reason not to go!”
Cheng Shizhao had never seen a woman that infuriated him so much. She could easily anger him with her words, making him on the verge of exploding.
Juanzi heard their conversation rushed over, “How can Lady go somewhere so dangerous? If you must go, bring Juanzi as well.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao was shocked once again. “Don’t make trouble. How can you, a servant girl, be involved in this?”
Juanzi tightly hugged Zhou Xiaoxiao, not letting her go. “I’ve never once acted as a servant girl who hid behind their master as they went on a dangerous mission. If Lady must go, you have to bring me. If there’s danger, at least Juanzi can block it for Lady even if it means she has to die.”
The author has something to say:
Cheng Shizao: You idiot. You only care about eating the entire day; do you dare to eat anymore?
Cheng Shiqi: Wu, wu, wu, then I’ll eat less.