At noon, the prince sent someone over to ask Yu Hanjiang about the result of the interrogation. Yu Hanjiang only replied, “The assassins are from the Yan state. I will continue to investigate who is acting behind the curtains.”
If they hadn’t arrived in time to intercept the assassins, the assassins would’ve surely been taken back to the prince’s mansion by QIn Rui and the third young lady. They would’ve been personally interrogated by the prince.
According to the news heard by Liu Qiao, the assassins were loyal to the ‘master’ and their families controlled. They couldn’t betray the organization. Moreover, they hadn’t seen what the ‘master’ looked like. They all listened to Aunt Qing’s orders.
Aunt Qing, who had more information, wasn’t caught this time so the prince couldn’t judge anything.
The news from the Yan state’s side still had to be provided by people who had been to Yan.
Most likely, this man was Xiao Lou’s brother, who had been missing for years.
In Xiao Lou’s memories, he came to Jiangzhou with his mother when he was 12 years old. It was because his father was murdered by someone when he was 12 years old and his mother took him to escape, making him pretend to be a woman. The mother and son settled outside Jiangzhou as a migrant doctor.
His younger brother should’ve lived in Jiangzhou for a while. After all, his brother was young and couldn’t have gone to the front lines before he was 10 years old? However, Xiao Lou had no memories of his brother. This might be due to the fact that his brother hadn’t appeared yet, so the memory clues weren’t triggered.
The medicine hut outside the city had been burned by a fire and Liu Qiao couldn’t stay there these days. In any case, Shao Qingge had plenty of money and he set up Liu Qiao in an inn in the city to facilitate contact.
Late at night, Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang waited by the big tree near the medicine hut outside Jiangzhou City. The other teammates were hiding nearby, ready to respond if there was an accident.
Liu Qiao directly climbed up the tree with her light footwork card while Long Sen became the colour of the trunk, blending in with the big tree. Ye Qi, Shao Qingge, Old Mo and the others all hid in the vicinity with their invisibility cloaks.
So don’t look at the fact that there were only Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang next to the tree. In fact, all their teammates were here!
It was a beautiful night. The moon was high in the sky and the stars were shining brightly. It was very quiet around them and even the breathing of their teammates couldn’t be heard. Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang stood next to each other and the atmosphere was a bit awkward.
Yu Hanjiang took the initiative to open his mouth. “Are you thinking of your brother again?”
Xiao Lou acted in coordination. “Yes, he never contacted me after he went to the front line. He disappeared for many years and I don’t know if he is dead or alive. My mother’s death day is coming soon and I still can’t find my brother’s whereabouts. I really can’t explain it to her grave.
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Yu Hanjiang gently held Xiao Lou’s shoulders and whispered, “Don’t worry too much. I have entrusted some friends on the front line to ask. Once they find out where your brother is, they will immediately send us a flying pigeon letter. Since his body hasn’t been found for so many years, maybe he is still alive.”
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Just then, the sound of a sharp object cutting through empty space could be heard.
Everyone in the area immediately tensed their nerves.
They saw a dart shoot straight at the tree in front of Xiao Lou.
Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang glanced at each other before Yu Hanjiang turned to look in a certain direction. Not far away, a masked man in black was as light as a bird as he jumped from the treetops and watched them. Then he turned to run away.
His light footwork was very good. He jumped up and down from the trees and disappeared in an instant. Seeing that he was heading to the southeast, Yu Hanjiang immediately used the teleportation card while holding Xiao Lou to quickly chase!
The other teammates also acted on their own.
Liu Qiao flew directly between the trees and Long Sen closely followed with the Long Jump card. Ye Qi had a copy of the teleportation card due to Shao Qingge spending money and Ye Qi brought Shao Qingge and Old Mo along with him. He teleported 50 metres at a time and tried not to be found by the other party.
The group of people chased after the man in black.
There was a cave ahead of them. The man in black flashed into the cave and Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang immediately followed.
Unexpectedly, the moment they entered the cave, the man in black pulled out a sword and stabbed at Yu Hanjiang.
Yu Hanjiang immediately protected Xiao Lou behind him and turned, avoiding the sword with no danger at all.
The man’s next move was aimed at Yu Hanjiang’s throat. Yu Hanjiang dodged quickly and they exchanged a dozen blows in the blink of an eye. Xiao Lou stood there and observed. Although the man’s sword was sharp, Xiao Lou had a feeling. This man didn’t want to take Yu Hanjiang’s life. It seemed he was just testing…
In the darkness, Xiao Lou met a pair of dark and deep eyes.
In a flash, countless memories poured into his mind…
The little boy following behind him as a child and asking for sugar. After growing up, the boy was always pestering him. There was the young boy who wanted to learn to do autopsies with him. Then when the young man was 18, he heard the front line was in an urgent situation and decided to join the army despite their mother’s dissuasion…
This might only be a younger brother arranged for him in the secret world but the real memories made Xiao Lou emotional.
Xiao Lou thought of his cousin in reality and his heart slightly softened. “Xiao Yu, stop!”
The young man’s back slightly stiffened and he really did stop his actions. He gave a cold snort and took back his sword.
Yu Hanjiang also reacted and whispered, “Are you my wife’s brother, Xiao Yu?”
Xiao Yu sneered. “Wife? Brother, you really do things that surprise me. Don’t talk about dressing as a woman, now you are marrying a man? So Yu daren, should I call you sister-in-law or brother-in-law?”
Xiao Lou, “…”
Yu Hanjiang, “……”
The younger brother’s thinking was somewhat strange. It wasn’t right to call Yu Hanjiang by sister-in-law or brother-in-law. After all, Xiao Lou was a man so the title after marriage was indeed not very certain. Xiao Lou coughed awkwardly and explained, “Hanjiang and i are in love and our marriage has been approved by Mother. He is very kind to me and you shouldn’t be biased against him.”
Xiao Yu stared at Yu Hanjiang in an obviously hostile manner. “Is that so?”
Yu Hanjiang promised. “Yes, my heart toward your brother is genuine and he is like heaven and earth. I’ve only loved him in my life.”
Xiao Lou heard this and his ears turned slightly red, even though he knew Yu Hanjiang was acting.
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Only Shao Qingge smiled and had another thought. This probably wasn’t acting but the truth!
Xiao Yu didn’t continue to focus on this matter. He took off his mask. The handsome person who was revealed did look a bit like Xiao Lou. It wasn’t nonsense that A of Hearts created this setting.
Yu Hanjiang naturally couldn’t hate the brother who looked so much like Xiao Yu and his eyes became gentle. “Xiao Yu, why did you suddenly return to Jiangzhou?”
Xiao Yu whispered, “Brother, I have something to tell you alone.”
Xiao Lou glanced at Yu Hanjiang. “It is the same if you say it in front of Hanjiang. There are no secrets between us. Besides, he has already guessed your intentions.’
Xiao Yu raised an eyebrow. “Oh? Is that so?”
Yu Hanjiang stated, “Your disappearance from the front lines should be because the general specifically arranged a new identity for you to mix into the Yan state and do some internal spying.”
Xiao Yu stared at Yu Hanjiang with some surprise. He apparently hadn’t expected Yu Hanjiang to guess this.
Yu Hanjiang continued, “This time, you should’ve received your master’s order for the assassination of the Jiangzhou prefectural magistrate and the Eighth Prince. You took the opportunity to come to Jiangzhou. One reason is to find the whereabouts of your brother and mother. The other is to find a way to pass on a message to the Eighth Prince about the Yan state’s side… am I correct?”
Xiao Yu’s expression gradually became more complicated.
Yu Hanjiang guessed correctly.
Unexpected, the ‘husband’ his brother found was so powerful and could actually analyze so many truths. After careful observation, he found his brother’s gaze toward this man was full of trust and his sense of repulsion toward Yu Hanjiang was slightly eased.
His brother’s cleverness meant he naturally wouldn’t marry a man casually. Since his brother chose Yu Hanjiang, this Yu Hanjiang should be very outstanding. Xiao Yu let go of his prejudices and nodded. “Yes, there will be a big operation on the Yan state’s side. The general asked me to go back to Jiangzhou to tell the Eighth Prince the news. The Yan state didn’t only send assassins to Jiangzhou. They also sent them to the imperial palace in the capital!”