“A true lover will never return the love he has received
but the torments which came along with it.”
Middle of winter. The cold breeze feels colder. Even though the sun is up, it is unable to show itself. The sun rays has breached the morning winter clouds just like the hymn of life. The vast killayan region is normally a grassland. But right now, at this moment, even in coldest winter, the cold earth feels warmer.
Thousands of horse galloping and more than 20 thousands solider has changed the ever green scenario of the grassland. Now the sounds of canon and war drums are waiting to be awaken. The unavoidable situation has come at last.
Only the strongest shall take it all.
All of it.
Li and Kai Empire has taken it at last.
Li Empire came with 6 thousands foot soldiers and 2 thousand elite soldiers and Kai came with more than 10 thousands elite soldiers. A visible margin on who has the upper hand. But every one of them is full of courage, both empire believes that they will win the war. And why won’t they? Both chose their best of bests for this war. 300 years of power struggles will get a finite decision today with the hands of the two most important figures of Li and Kai Empire.
Both parties have signaled for war drums. Suddenly a Kai general raised his hand to stop the noise behind him. All noises died out in less than a minute from Kai’s side. The pattern of that obedience awed Li Empire. It is no wonder their army has such a foreboding presence wherever they go.
After that, a man came up from the line. He is wearing the armor of jet gold color. In his left hand, he is holding a jet black guandao. The insinuator of this war has come out at last.
The moment he came out of the line, everyone fell silent. Li army knows he is a man who cannot be trusted. Everyone from Kai army has set their eyes and ears on him to listen to his command, so has Li, to see what he is about to do. In a moment he will give the signal to start the war drum. When everyone is waiting for action, his own action surprises everyone on the battlefield. Instead of giving signal, he got down from the horse and walked a little bit further, on the line of white zone. He stared at the Li army and seemed like looking for someone. Finally, he found the face for which he came down and stood in the no-cross line.
“What will you give me if I can defeat you?” He opened his mouth at last.
This man who asked those words has a mild voice. It didn't sound harsh or sharp. His facial expression looks calm. Calmer than water. Those mahogany eyes of his looks thousands of years old. When someone looks into it, it feels like all the calmness of the world has resided in those eyes. If you dare to look into it, you will probably get lost. Like there is no way to escape from those eyes. The way he spoke those words was like he already knows the outcome, even though the war is yet to start.
His mild voice was chilly enough to awaken anyone. The ones who heard it were imagining what kind of consequences they will face, how harshly or cruelly they will die by that man’s hand. It looked like he was already winning the war just with that one sentence. Just when they were about to be engulfed by those words another voice brought them back to reality.
“What will YOU give me if I can finish you in one sweep? I have reserved all the time in the world just to listen to your ‘defeat strategy’ once your body is rolling on the earth”, she replies with a hint of smile on her lips.
When she spoke those words her face was expressionless. But that trace of faint smile made her face almost looking like an innocent child’s face. Like a kid who bargains before playing what kind of reward he shall receive. It is like a hunter who will decide whether to play or not after he gets to know the bounty’s worth. She just made his worth lesser than a typical hunter’s every day’s earning rate and that is also, with a simple retort.
Nothing can be more disrespectful than getting mocked by an enemy to dust before war. That enemy also happens to be a woman.
The words she has spoken seem to have awakened Li soldiers to their senses. How could they forget who is leading them? She was never once defeated in her whole life. The best war strategist has finally decided to lead them. Her words were more like medicine than food which nourished Li soldiers with new hope and courage. They did not come here to die. Because there is no chance in hell she will lose OR they will lose in this war. She has never let down an army she led before.
It is simple. Because, it’s HER.
The infamous war strategist the world has ever seen in the past one thousand years.
Her words were sharp but the one who received those words didn’t seem like he heard any of those bitter words. Instead, he stared at her and continued,
“If I win, I, Leng Rui He will take Li’s precious phoenix of light, Chao Feng away; plundering Li into eternal darkness. ”
''Ouch! Not again!''
Ahona Hope Wang came back to reality with her own head kissing the floor.