Chapter 11: Xie Family’s Ending
Shen Miao lowered her head and made a bashful look.
Xi Jing Xing died at the age of twenty two.
The late Emperor wanted to punish the Xie Family and the Imperial family of Ming Qi became more muddle-headed and incompetent as time passes. They did not think about how to develop the country’s strength but instead thought all the time about how to protect themselves. The vassal families were all threats. As per Fu Xiu Yi, Shen family objective was to live honestly and since the Xie family did not listen to the Imperial commands, naturally they were the thorn in the late Emperor’s eyes.
When the Xiong Nu attacked, the Xie family set off with troops with Xie Ding going into battle but in the battlefield, the presumptuous General Xie’s troops were annihilated to the last man. When Xie Jing Xing waited for his father return in the middle of the year, what he waited for was the return of a coffin.
Xie Ding’s death was not the end. During the funeral the people in the Ding capital send Xie Ding off and the entire country was in mourning. To the Imperial family, this was a big taboo.
Thus it did not took long for the appointment of the young Xie Jing Xing to lead the military campaign on behalf of his father.
It was not Xie Jing Xing’s first battle, like the Xie family, his talent on the battlefield was enough to make the enemy terrified. But despite obviously knowing the queer nature of Xie Ding’s death, this Imperial edict still pushed Xie Jing Xing to the road of death.
Xie Jing Xing still received the Imperial edict, went into the battlefield and was defeated. That day he was exposed to the enemy and became the target and thus ended up with thousands of arrows through his heart. Not only that, for unknown reasons the body was taken away and the Xiong Nu skin it and hang the body up in the tower to dry to serve a warning to others.
The tragic outcome was played again and Ming Qi went into a national mourning.
Father and son made the battlefield their funeral and the commoners could only see that the Xiong Nu were brutal and the heroic acts of the generals but they did not see that the undercurrent of this conspiracy.
At that time the late Emperor was already approach his coffin, thus Fu Xiu Yi took over the affairs of the court. In order to express regret in the bitter outcome of the Xie family, he conferred titles to the father and son of the Xie family. Since the titles were useless for the father and son of the Xie family, it appeased the court and the concubine and the two Shu son’s had all the advantages.
Shen Miao still remember Shen Xin’s look of pain when he came to know of Xie Jing Xing’s death. She initially thought that the Xie and Shen family were like water and fire and thus when the Xie family fall into despair, her father would not be sad about it. Now to think about it, it was most likely at that time when Shen Xin felt the feeling of the fox grieving when the rabbit dies.
Since the balance was broken with the collapsed of the Xie family, the next one would be the Shen family.
The ridiculous thing was at that time she single-mindedly pushed the Shen family into this muddy water of the fight of the throne.
Shen Miao did not have any feelings for the Xie family and in the beginning she only felt some regret towards the fate of this young man. Such an outstanding young man should be leaving a legacy in the country of Ming Qi and who would have expected such an ending. He knew that the Imperial edict was a seal of death but he still went.
Perhaps it was in order to preserve the dignity of the Xie family and to prove that to the very end that the Xie family loyalty to the country. But knowing that it cannot be avoided and yet he still proceeded showed that this unruly Xie Jing Xing was not ordinary.
He was an extremely upright and brave person.
As Shen Miao was thinking about it, Cai Lin squeezed out from the crowd and handed to Xie Jing Xing a small clothed bag saying respectfully, “Little Marquis, this is the medical book that you told me to find.”
For a little overlord to be this respectful to others, it shocked the teeth out of everyone. But after some thought, it would be as such as Xie Jing was the capital’s overlord. The Xie family was the overlord of the overlords and which such a mind one would be able to understand Cai Lin’s attitude to Xie Jing Xing.
Feng An Ning quietly whispered into Shen Miao’s ears, “What do you think of Little Xie Marquis as compared to His Highness Prince Ding?”
Shen Miao choked a little. She was not used to how well Feng An Ning suddenly treated her. She seriously said, “Little Xie Marquis is better.”
Not only better, in her view, Fu Xiu Yi such a black hearted villain cannot be compared with Xie Jing Xin. In the beginning when Wan Yu and Fu Ming studied the history of Ming Qi and read the part of the Xie family, they would secretly tell her that they felt that Xie Jing Xing was a good man true and true and his death was a such a pity.
Even her own son and daughter praise this youth, naturally he must be good.
Feng An Ning was somewhat surprise and took a long while before she said, “It really seems that you are truly hurt.”
Shen Miao cannot be bothered to explain to her. They saw Xie Jing Xin, who was on horseback casually held the saddle and gave Cai Lin a look. Without any additional words, he pulled the horse leash and turn away chicly.
The horse stirred up a cloud of soot but it could not conceal the charm of the youth on horseback. Like the sun in the skies, he was covered in a bright light in one’s eyes.
Cai Lin was somewhat at a loss and the surrounding females did not conceal their disappointment as they thought that Xie Jing Xing would stay for a longer time. The strange thing was that Xie Jing Xing was the only one that young noble man would not be jealous of due to his reputation with the young ladies. It could be that his way of doing things and personality was different from other which made others respect.
Behind her eyes, Shen Miao was doing some reflection. After overthrowing the Xie family, the Shen family would be ushering in monstrous disaster. Since the two are closely related, why not easing the situation? If the Imperial family want to get involve then they would have to consider if they have the ability.
Saving the Xie family. Saving Xie Jing Xing. Only with that it would give the Shen family an additional bargaining chip.
Shen family is honest and sincere while Xie family is bossy and domineering. The Imperial family would first deal with the Xie family and she, perhaps, may be able to make a deal with the Xie family.
Xie Jing Xing rode all the way and finally stop his horse in front of a tavern.
He flip down the horse and walk to the innermost of the tavern. In the room there was a white clad handsome you that smile upon seeing him. “Third Younger Brother.”
“Take it!” Xie Jing Xing threw the bag in his hands over, “In the future, don’t find for me for such things.”
If it was not Gao Yang who request him to find this whatever medical book, he would not go to Cai Lin and would not be surrounded in Guang Wen Tang like a fool. Thinking of that silk blossom, he felt disgusted as he patted his clothes.
Gao Yang knew that this junior of his was a little odd and smiled lightly to joke, “You should go around more with this temper of yours. These students’ age are similar to yours and you should learn to be as lively as them.” He paused and with a slight urging smile, “Perhaps there would be an adorable young lady. You are at the right age, why are you still alone all day.”
Xie Jing Xing was already accustom to the straightforward and quiet nature of his senior and wrote it off in a slightly impatient manner as he thought of the pair of eyes that he saw.
They were a pair of clear eyes like an animal, with a deep sense of compassion and helplessness. That kind of look not only made him stun but afterwards the owner looked down in a seemingly shy manner.
But what kind of person was Xie Jing Xing. He followed his father and travelled extensively, fought battles and killed people so he has a trained pair of eyes. That girl was only pretending to admire him but it was unfortunate that she did not know that her pair of eyes were like a pool of stagnant water, without a single trace of wave.
It was truly interesting.