Sword Among Us - Chapter 866
Chapter 866: Feixuan’s Invitation
‘I lost all six hundred and twenty-five of my cavaliers during the battle in the day.
‘Now, even though I have the title of a battalion commander and have more than sixty-nine thousand points, if I exchange it all to cavaliers, I can only get about one thousand three hundred cavaliers.
‘Attacking the enemy’s logistics camp and burning their supplies is basically the same as trying to pull a tiger’s tooth and marching to my own suicide. No matter how strong I am, it’s impossible for me to tank the firepower of the Mongolian cavaliers and burn their supplies…’
After Happy left the tent, he pondered about his situation.
After all, burning supplies was different attacking the carriages sending food supplies to the army.
At the very least, the enemies could obtain his information and seize the initiative.
Also, while the Mongolian army’s supplies were located at the back of the army, there were countless reconnoiterers as well as patrolling cavaliers around there.
If he wanted to take the risk of attacking the camp right under the Mongolians’ noses, he will definitely lure the Mongolian army on his back. Perhaps the evil cult elites Zhao Deyan, Xi Yin, and Wan Wan will appear as well.
‘I honestly thought that I was lucky. I didn’t expect that this is actually bad luck.’
Happy continued criticizing the situation nonstop.
The marshal had personally said that since he had been promoted twice in a day, there might be objections in the army, and he must do something to prove his worth so that everyone will accept him. Besides, a qualified commander must be brave and smart.
If he succeeded in his operation to burn the supplies, he will secure his duty as a battalion commander. If he failed, then the points he obtained for the war during the month will all be used for him to pay for that one million points needed to get the title of a battalion commander.
Besides, he can only use his current points to gather soldiers. If he wanted to get other rewards, then he will have to succeed in his mission.
This meant that before he succeeded, he can forget about getting any sort of reward.
‘Where are my human rights?!’
The more Happy thought about it, the angrier he was. ‘The group of generals in the marshal’s tent are all bastards. They first gave me a great gift before they decided to cane me. Now, I don’t even know what to do with this “gift.”‘
But fortunately, the mission the marshal gave him was not an urgent quest. He had ten days to complete it, and he was not required to do it alone. He can ask for help for this operation.
Happy thought about it. He will temporarily prioritize getting points and get a full team of cavaliers. He should be able to do so with one day’s time. By then, Silver Wolf and the rest should be able to get a full sized medium-scale cavalier unit as well. At that time, they might as well get a total of ten thousand cavaliers and sweep through the plains.
Without Happy’s own knowledge, the tension in him gradually bled away, and he began letting his own thoughts run wild.
“Young Swordsman Happy.”
At that moment, someone caught up to him from behind.
When Happy turned around, he saw Qin Qiong.
He caught up to Happy with a majestic gait, a heroic posture, and a smile. A thought bloomed in Happy’s mind, and he quickly turned around to greet him, not daring to show any signs of inattentiveness.
“General Qin, it’s almost daylight now. Don’t you need to prepare your soldiers for war?”
“Oh, I’m scheduled for night missions this time, and I don’t need to fight during the day.” When he arrived in front of Happy, Qin Qiong smiled and explained his situation.
He then said, “I have to congratulate you. You’re young, but you already obtained the title of a battalion commander. If you’re intent to join the army, you’ll definitely have no problem in getting to the rank of a general in the future.”
“Brother Happy, don’t think too much into it. I’m not here to persuade you to join the Prince of Qin. It’s just that Miss Shi asked me to pass a message to you if I managed to receive you. She asked you to go to her tent to meet and talk with her. Just now, since the marshal asked to see you, I couldn’t quite pass her message, but now, I reckon that Miss Shi is already waiting anxiously,” Qin Qiong explained once he schooled his expression.
“Then, please lead the way, General Qin.”
Happy did not know the way to Shi Feixuan’s tent. Now at ease, Qin Qiong walked ahead of Happy to lead the way.
“Come with me.”
Since Shi Feixuan was the successor of Kind Boathouse, she had an extraordinary status as the Prince of Qin, Li Shimin’s guest of honor.
This time, she was injured because she wanted to help Li Shimin, and naturally, she was being cared for carefully by a group of military doctors. The area around her was very somber and quiet, and there were quite a number of maids around waiting to serve Shi Feixuan.
Once Happy entered the tent with Qin Qiong, Happy saw Shi Feixuan, who had a thin white veil covering her face. She had already changed to another set of clothes and was sitting by the side of the bed feebly. The two maids beside her were already so anxious that they looked as if they were about to start crying.
When Shi Feixuan saw Happy enter, a sparkle shone in her eyes, but soon, her eyes became clear once more, and her heart was as calm as water.
With a cool tone, she asked the maids in the tent to leave, “Go out first. I’d like to discuss some matters with Young Swordsman Happy.”
Qin Qiong was a very sensible person. He smiled and looked at Shi Feixuan before he said to Happy, “Miss Shi, I’ve brought him here, so you can be at ease now. I can be considered to have completed my duty, so I won’t bother you two anymore.”
“I’m sorry to have troubled you, General Qin.”
Shi Feixuan politely got up and thanked him.
Qin Qiong chuckled and waved his hand while saying that this was the same as him lifting a finger.
Once he finished speaking, he turned around and left the tent the Prince of Qin prepared for Shi Feixuan.
Once Qin Qiong, the military doctor left as well, and Happy as well as Shi Feixuan were the only ones left in the tent.
However, there was not a single hint of a romantic atmosphere in the tent at all. What filled the tent was just a very great medicinal scent.
“Are your injuries alright, Miss Shi?” Happy took the initiative to ask. Even though he knew that Shi Feixuan was fine, he could not help asking after her.
An airy voice came from behind the white veil.
“It’s all thanks to you trying your best to stop the Priest and the Witch that I am safe and sound.”
Shi Feixuan’s clear eyes landed on Happy’s face, as if she had just gotten to know him again. She sized him up.
Happy naturally noticed the change from Shi Feixuan. He smiled faintly.
“Miss Shi, you’re an exceptional beauty. I believe that aside from Yang Xuyan, all other young men will do everything they can to help you. I am just doing what I can.”
Before today, Happy will definitely not dare talk to Shi Feixuan in this way. That would have been offensive. But today, their relationship status had changed to Trusted, and he will have no problems in making a few harmless jokes.
Just as he expected, Shi Feixuan only avoided Happy’s slightly teasing and sparkling gaze.
“Young Swordsman Happy, you jest.”
She paused for a moment before her tone changed. “I heard that you have been promoted to a battalion commander by the marshal this time, but at the same time, you have also been entrusted with a very dangerous task. Is that true?”
Happy said nothing, but a thought bloomed in his head.
He had been surprised by Shi Feixuan mentioning this, but it was also within his expectations that she did.
The fact that Shi Feixuan called him here meant that he had definitely activated a plot-relevant quest. However, what caught him off guard was that Shi Feixuan will take the initiative in asking him about the marshal giving him the quest to burn the supplies.
Could it be that while the quest was very difficult, there were actually a few shortcuts to it?
Happy’s thoughts instantly became lively. He thought about this for a moment before he quickly told Shi Feixuan all about the quest the marshal entrusted to him.
When she heard about the details about the quest, Shi Feixuan frowned slightly.
“The Mongolian army’s supply route has already been attacked once, and the Mongolians will definitely set up heavy defenses for their supplies right now. You might face a lot of dangers during this trip…”
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