How To Survive as a Villain - 73
In the original book, Xie Chungui was the last inch of pride and the last strand of the Military spirit of the Northern Kingdom.
A nineteen year old boy with his own persistence, passions, and beliefs.
That’s the persistence of refusing letting a strong enemy invade the Country’s territory even if the outcome is to be trampled by thousands of Military horses.
Xiao YuAn knew that having Xie Chungui stationed at the front line now, despite the Country being invaded, must be worse than killing him.
Moreover, if they don’t take care of the barbarians at the North border, they will surely become even more aggressive. And by the time the Southern Yan Kingdom sends its troops to fight, perhaps the Northern Kingdom will face the situation of being attacked by an enemy from both sides.
Xiao YuAn closed his eyes and thought for a while. In the end, he sighed and slowly raised his head: “Get up.”
Xie Chungui didn’t comply with this order, he kept kneeling on the ground: “Your Majesty!”
Xiao YuAn angrily clapped his chair and stood up: “Get up! Lead the troops to the North border and recuperate the city. What a lack of authority to treat us as bullies! Make sure you kill them all! Make them beg for their ancestor’s help! They will not dare to come to the Northern Kingdom in their next life!!!”
Xie Chungui’s heart trembled and his eyes glowed: “Thank you, Your Majesty!!”
When Xie Chungui left, Xiao YuAn sat down slowly, covering his aching chest. His eyes were slightly dispirited, as if he had lost his mind after trying his best. He took out a wooden box from his sleeve, there were two hairpins quietly lying inside, one was red and the other one was white.
“Why is it always like this…” Xiao YuAn murmured in a low and resigned voice.
There were decadent mundane voices answering this question inside Xiao YuAn’s heart, but he wasn’t willing to listen to them, not a single word.
The Northern Kingdom was prepared beforehand, and with a Military order, Xie Chungui could leave the next day. It was just a matter of changing the destination from the Southern Yan Kingdom to the North border of the Northern Kingdom.
In the dark moonlight, at a Military tent, Li Wuding called Xie Chungui to drink wine with him: “In a few days, you will be on the battlefield for the first time. I’ll give you some words of advice, will you listen?”
Xie Chungui took up his porcelain cup and drank the liquor in one single gulp: “General Li, please tell me, Chungui is all ears.”
Li Wuding shallowly smiled: “Protect the country, protect your Xiongdi1, and also… Protect yourself.”
Xie Chungui’s eyes were very firm: “Chungui will always keep these words in mind.”
Li Wuding was helpless: “Don’t promise so fast, you must carefully remember the third advice.”
“I’ll remember.” Xie Chungui heavily nodded his head, like a child that’s attentively listening. Full of ambition, he spoke boldly: “I want to break through those barbarians’ Military tents, exterminate the desert, and exterminate their clan. Let them know what will happen if they decide to invade our Northern Kingdom!”
Li Wuding raised his big palm and covered the black hair on top of Xie Chungui’s head: “You’re still young, and yet your brain has good thoughts. If you win, come back as soon as possible and fight with me again!”
Xie Chungui was caught off guard while drinking which made him cough until his face was blush red, he refused to accept this: “I’m already nineteen!! I’m not so young anymore!!!”
Li Wuding laughed: “Do you even have a wife? Aren’t you still young then?”
Xie Chungui frunced his lips and said: “General Li doesn’t have a wife either, does that mean that General Li is still young?”
“Hey! You’re changing the topic. You really believe I won’t fight you, do you?” Li Wuding pretended to get angry as he raised his hand to punch Xie Chungui.
Xie Chungui was not convinced as he lowered his head waiting to get beaten. After seeing the awaited slap was falling on his head, Li Wuding suddenly stopped the force and just lightly touched Xie Chungui’s head. Li Wuding then chuckled: “Seriously, you must hurry back after you win, I’ll grant you a celebratory banquet!”
“Yes!” Xie Chungui clenched his fist, his eyes were burning: “General Li, one day, I will fight alongside you on the battlefield!”
“Yes, of course we will!! Come on, let’s drink on behalf of your triumphant return!” Li Wuding held up the porcelain cup filled with the strong liquor and drank alongside Xie Chungui.
August… September… October.
Just like that, three months passed by, and news of victory came one after another from the Northern Kingdom’s North border. Xie Chungui really didn’t disappoint Xiao YuAn. Not only did he drive the barbarians out of the Northern Kingdom, but also beat them so badly that they wrote letters of surrender, crying for mercy, saying that they wouldn’t dare to invade the Northern Kingdom’s territory ever again.
Xiao YuAn, who had been depressed, thought that he could finally take a breath. However, who could’ve known that this breath of relief had to be slowed down halfway through, because he then was almost heartbroken by some thunderbolt news that came out of the blue.
The Southern Yan Kingdom has launched a Northern expedition!!!!
A Northern expedition!!!
Yan HeQing! He’s coming up to fight! He’s fucking arriving to fight the war!!!
Xie Chungui, he hasn’t come back from the Northern Kingdom’s North border yet!!!
Hasn’t come back!!!
Xiao YuAn felt that he was going to vomit out blood for real.
This isn’t the fucking same as the original book!!!!
The Northern expedition was supposed to happen in December!!!
Why have you come a whole month ahead of time!!!
Yan HeQing, are you really so eager to destroy the Northern Kingdom?!!
Xiao YuAn’s body was badly trembling as he wrote an Imperial edict, urging Xie Chungui to hurry back to the Imperial City, while first sending Li Wuding to resist the enemy.
In November, the Southern Yan Kingdom’s cavalry lingered on the border between the two countries.
The drums of war were ferociously beating, as well as the trumpets of the camps. A voice that proclaimed the hatred towards the Country could also be heard, the flowers will fall like tears, and the birds were frightened to death.
To Xiao YuAn’s surprise, Li Wuding led his troops to confront Yan HeQing. The two sides didn’t give up against each other, which caused them to be in a standoff for nearly a month.
The Western Shu Kingdom, who was an ally with both Countries, didn’t send troops to support Yan HeQing, but neither to support the Northern Kingdom.
The Northern Kingdom wasn’t a match for Yan HeQing’s army just like in the original book, and they couldn’t defeat them. However, the efforts of General Sun and Li Wuding in training their soldiers were not useless!
Listening to these war reports coming from the front line, made Xiao YuAn no longer feel as depressed as before. The fire that was originally put out by the cold water seemed to be ignited again, it was weak but full of hope, stubborn and unwilling at the same time.
In a few days time, when Xie Chungui returns from the North border and joins forces with Li Wuding to resist Yan HeQing, the Northern Kingdom might be able to resist!
-  兄弟 xiōng dì; Brothers / Younger brother / I, me (humble term used by men in public speech) / Brotherly / Fraternal.
-  聚散 jù sàn; It’s a Chinese idiom, it means that it’s more convenient in being together than being apart / There’s a meaning behind gathering a few and separating many / Refers to dispersion / Reunite the scattered / To bring together again those who have been scattered.
-  因缘 yīn yuán; A Buddhist term. Generally speaking, karma is interpreted as a cosmic “law” of retribution, or cause and effect. It refers to the concept of “action” understood as that which causes the beginning of the cycle of cause and effect. According to karma, each of the successive reincarnations would be conditioned by the acts performed in previous lives.
And just like that, XCG took care of the barbarians invasion issueᕙ( * •̀ ᗜ •́ * )ᕗ… but now, YHQ is finally moving and the war betwen both Kingdoms has officially begun!!!( ◞•̀д•́)◞◟(•̀д•́◟ )
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