Chapter 51: The Sage in the Eyes of People of Northern Liao (Part One)
Fang Jie and Da Quan hid inside a thick bush, and they peeked toward the narrow path not far away.
Since Mu Xiaoyao’s red dress was so eye-catching, she hid in the reed marsh further away.
They had enough time when Mu Xiaoyao sensed that many people were coming close to when Fang Jie and Da Quan found appropriate spots to hide.
They thought that these people were from the Intelligence Department of Great Sui, but Fang Jie murmured to himself in surprise when he saw these people walking closer.
“How come it is them?”
On the narrow path not far away, more than a dozen muscular men gathered and chatted. Then, a few of them separated from the group and scattered, becoming more alert. Then, the rest found a clean spot to sit and rest.
Fang Jie recognized the young man in the center.
This person was wearing a robe, a waistcoat, and a pair of leather boots, and he carried a curved saber.
His forehead was shaved clean, and the rest of his hair was tired into a thick black braid.[Support the real translators and read on Noodletown Translations for free.]
“The people of Northern Liao?” Da Quan was slightly surprised, and he turned his head toward Fang Jie and asked subconsciously, “You know them?”
Fang Jie pointed at the young man in the middle and said, “I met this person once in Fangu; it was him who brought those 500 top-tier warhorses into Fangu to sell. His name… is something like Wanyan Liyao. Although he was disguised as an ordinary herdsman, I was sure that he had a high status in Northern Liao. Look, other people are scattered around him, but they are in a formation where the goal is to protect him.”
Fang Jie thought for a moment and said, “How come they are leaving the Capital so soon? Did the Emperor reject them again?”
“I don’t know what you are talking about.” Da Quan sniffed and said, “These people shouldn’t be here for us; they have no murderous spirit. Since Mu Xiaoyao said that there are masters among them, we have to be careful.”
Fang Jie smiled and pointed at the warhorses of these people before saying, “It would be great if we can take three of their horses. Of course, it would be best if we can get that horse-drawn carriage.”
“Huh?” Just as Fang Jie said that, he discovered something new; there was a female among these people of Northern Liao!
One of the people of Northern Liao was smaller and was dressed in a male outfit. After this person took off the hat, smooth long hair was revealed. It was evident that the big braid behind her head was fake.
Since Fang Jie was a bit far away, he couldn’t see her facial features, but he was sure that this girl was in disguise, making her skin appear darker.
Fang Jie knew that the women of Northern Liao were almost all beauties with fair and smooth skin.
“There is nothing to be surprised about,” Da Quan whispered, “If your guess is right, then it wouldn’t be surprising for this big figure of Northern Liao to bring a girl to sleep with him. Don’t the aristocrats always say that it is important to have beauties to warm beds for them?”
While these two whispered to each other, the people of Northern Liao who were resting on the narrow path were also chatting.
The girl who was in disguise sat down beside Wanyan Liyao and instantly revealed her feminine side. Her knees were touching, and so were her toes.
Men who sat like this would be mocked by others around them since it was unnatural as men had bigger leg bones and couldn’t sit like that comfortably.
Since this girl put too much stuff on her face to make it darker, it was hard to tell what she looked like. As a result, her female-style hair, her dark face, and the way she sat looked ridiculous together.
Judging from her face, she shouldn’t be fat, but her body appeared big and wide. She probably stuffed many things underneath.
This girl looked down at her feet, drank a bit of water from a water jug, and asked Wanyan Liyao on the side, “Big Brother, what does the Emperor of Great Sui mean with what he said? What should we say when Father asks us? Although compared to before, a big figure met with you, nothing was stated clearly. How should we prepare?”