(The Prequel) Chapter 28: Ten-Thousand Good Fortune Inn

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Hu Ge 胡歌 — Miu Jing Hung (Miao Jing Xiong) 苗靖雄
Cecilia Liu Shi Shi 刘诗诗 — Bak Yeuk Lam (Bai Ruo Lin) 白弱琳
Kenneth Tsang Kong 曾江 — Laughing Ghost Healer Ding Wan (Ding Wen) 笑鬼醫丁穩
Sun Fei Fei 孫菲菲 — Fa Heung Yan (Hua Xiang Yan) 花香燕
Huang Xiao Ming 黄晓明 — Lau Ming Leung (Liu Ming Liang) 劉明良
Yang Mi 杨幂 — Lau Ji San (Liu Zi Shan) 劉紫珊
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良 — Sit Chung Nam (Xie Zhong Nan) 薛钟南
Wallace Huo Jian Hua 霍建華 — Kuk Wai (Qu Wei) 曲偉

VALLEY OF LOST SOULS

“Help me, please!”

Startled, Miu Jing Hung and Bak Yeuk Lam turned toward the wailing voice.

In the hazy glow of twilight, they could see the blurry outline of a petite form floating toward them.  Then from above the small figure, a shadow, moving so quickly they nearly missed it, streaked forward and reached toward the slender form.  In an instant, both figures disappeared, as if they had never existed.

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(The Prequel) Chapter 27: Tears from the Past

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良 —– Sit Chung Nam (Xie Zhong Nan) 薛钟南
Sun Fei Fei 孫菲菲 —– Fa Heung Yan (Hua Xiang Yan) 花香燕
Wallace Huo Jian Hua 霍建華 —– Kuk Wai (Qu Wei) 曲偉
Laughing Ghost Healer 笑鬼醫
Hu Ge 胡歌 —– Miu Jing Hung (Miao Jing Xiong) 苗靖雄
Cecilia Liu Shi Shi 刘诗诗 —– Bak Yeuk Lam (Bai Ruo Lin) 白弱琳

OUTSKIRTS OF NORTH STAR TOWN
CAVE

After Ling’s departure, the cave fell into an awkward silence.  Chung Nam had abandoned the blanket Yan had wrapped around him earlier and had put on his robe.  He stood near Yan, his arms crossed across his chest as he glowered at Kuk Wai, who hovered quietly by the opposite end of the cave. 

Outside, the snowstorm intensified with white specks of snow dancing wildly in the night, like tiny silver fairies twirling in the wind.  With the freezing chill and howling wind outside, the interior of the cave should have been a welcomed refuge with its toasty campfire.  However, the temperature inside seemed to rival the iciness outside, as Kuk Wai and Sit Chung Nam sized each other up with suspicious, narrowed eyes.  Though they both appeared calm, every muscle in their body tensed, like two feral animals ready to spring toward each other.  The shadows of the flickering campfire bounced off the cave walls, the black amorphous shapes like a ghostly audience watching gleefully at what the two men will do next. 

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(The Prequel) Chapter 26: Confrontation

Hi, everyone.  I’m back.  I haven’t posted for so long that the formatting has changed on Cloud Manor, and it took me a while to figure out how to post again.  Ha.  Anyway, what’s a wuxia story without a big, messy fight for the top position in wulin, right?  Well, here is the set up for the big fight.  Have fun reading, and please leave me some comments if you have time.  Thank you.  I appreciate the support.

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良—Sit Chung Nam 薛钟南
Sun Fei Fei 孙菲菲—Fa Heung Yan a.k.a. Black Rose 花香燕
Wallace Huo Jian Hua 霍建華—Kuk Wai 曲偉
Chen Hao 陈好—Fa Heung Ling a.k.a. Poison Snake 花香伶
Lawrence Yan Chi Keung 甄志強—Ling Dong 凌東
Leader Luk Dai Yung of Heavenly Crane School 陆大勇

OUTSKIRTS OF NORTH STAR TOWN
CAVE

“Well, well,” the intruder purred.  “How cozy you two look!  Don’t you think so, dear husband?”  She sneered as her gloating eyes shifted toward the tall man standing beside her.

Yan jerked around and stared at the cave entrance.  “Who is…?”  She began, but her question trailed off as she recognized the two new arrivals.

Her elder sister, Poison Snake Fa Heung Ling, smirked at her. 

Standing stiffly next to her, Kuk Wai stared quietly straight ahead at her and Chung Nam.  His dark, intense eyes twitched once, the only sign of his deep anguish and shock.

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(The Prequel) Chapter 25: I Will Dance for You When We Meet Again

Hi, everyone.  It has been a long time!  I have been very busy lately between work and family.  I know I don’t have many readers.  However, I assure you that I will keep writing, no matter how busy, as long as I know there is at least one reader waiting for the next update.  Happy reading!

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良—Sit Chung Nam 薛钟南
Sun Fei Fei 孙菲菲—Fa Heung Yan a.k.a. Black Rose 花香燕
Yuen Siu Mo 袁劭武
Chen Hao 陈好—Fa Heung Ling a.k.a. Poison Snake 花香伶
Wallace Huo Jian Hua 霍建華—Kuk Wai 曲偉

NIGHT
OUTSKIRTS OF NORTH STAR TOWN

“My heart,” Chung Nam gasped.

Yan ripped open his robe, but there were no obvious signs of injury to his heart.  As the collar of Chung Nam’s robe fell open, the poison-proof silk gloves from the Heavenly Crane School dropped out from the gown’s inside pocket.  Yan stared stupidly at the gloves for a moment before realization hit.

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(The Prequel) Chapter 24: Bath

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良—Sit Chung Nam 薛钟南
Sun Fei Fei 孙菲菲—Fa Heung Yan a.k.a. Black Rose 花香燕
Yuen Siu Mo 袁劭武

EVENING
OUTSKIRTS OF NORTH STAR TOWN
OUTSIDE CABIN

Book of Sun Moon Swordplay

Yan leaned down and picked up the manual.  “Book of Sun Moon Swordplay?”  She asked Chung Nam curiously.  “Is this yours?”

“No,” Chung Nam shook his head.  “The old man gave it to me just before he left.  I assume it’s the accompanying martial arts manual to the Swords of Sun and Moon.”

“A sword manual?”  Yan exclaimed excitedly.  She started eagerly flipping through the pages, but ended up frowning in confusion, instead.  “It’s blank!”

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(The Prequel) Chapter 23: Two Swords, One Book

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良—Sit Chung Nam 薛钟南
Sun Fei Fei 孙菲菲—Fa Heung Yan a.k.a. Black Rose 花香燕
Old Beggar Lau Gwai—老乞丐 劉貴

EVENING
OUTSKIRTS OF NORTH STAR TOWN
CABIN

Chung Nam leaned down and glared at the elderly man, asking through gritted teeth.  “Who are you again?”

The old man straightened proudly and puffed out his chest like a cock.  “This is your lucky day!  I am your matchmaker, Brother!”

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(The Prequel) Chapter 22: Fiery Sparks Amidst Chilling Cold

Are there any underaged readers lurking about?  If yes, maybe you should sit this chapter out.  🙂

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:Featured image
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良—Sit Chung Nam 薛钟南
Sun Fei Fei 孙菲菲—Fa Heung Yan a.k.a. Black Rose 花香燕
Old Beggar 老乞丐

EVENING
OUTSKIRTS OF NORTH STAR TOWN

Nightfall approached rapidly.  The heavens blackened suddenly, but instead of the predicted rainstorm, a blizzard attacked the town of North Star and its outskirts.  Snow poured from the night sky in thick sheets of white, swiftly blanketing the mountain paths in snow and coating the trees with pure white.  Pale moonlight bathed the endless white, its weak beams giving the landscape a blurry, dreamlike quality.  The dainty flakes twirled wildly against the dark backdrop like tiny sparkling fairies performing an ethereal dance.

Into this winter wonderland, two people entered, huddled together for warmth.  The young maiden gasped at the pristine beauty in front of her eyes and broke free from her companion’s arms.  She joyously rushed toward the flurry of white and lifted her face to the heavens, mindless of the freezing chill.  Closing her eyes, she savored the coolness of the delicate flakes as they kissed her skin, her rose-pink lips slightly parted with a hint of a smile as she sighed delightedly.  Unable to contain her elation any longer, she started to twirl round and round, her arms stretched outward to welcome the snow.  The icy wind snaked its way through the forest, whistling fiercely, and yet, her tinkling laughter rang clearly though the night.

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(The Prequel) Chapter 21: To Earn a Beauty’s Embrace

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良—Sit Chung Nam 薛钟南
Sun Fei Fei 孙菲菲—Fa Heung Yan a.k.a. Black Rose 花香燕
Yuen Siu Mo 袁劭武
Yuen Ji 袁智
Old Beggar 老乞丐

NORTH STAR TOWN
MARKETPLACE

Yan Yan!

Chung Nam’s mind screamed her name.

Quickly, he dashed after those women as they turned the corner.

“Yan Yan!”  Chung Nam called out, but she had already disappeared.

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(The Prequel) Chapter 20: One Step Behind

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Sun Fei Fei 孙菲菲—Fa Heung Yan a.k.a. Black Rose 花香燕
Yuen Siu Mo 袁劭武
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良—Sit Chung Nam 薛钟南

AFTERNOON
NORTH STAR TOWN
ALLEYWAY OFF TO SIDE OF MARKETPLACE

Yan had never felt so miserable before.  Her stomach now protested every few seconds with loud grumbles, and she started to shake slightly from hunger.  Weakly, she meandered slowly into an alleyway, away from the humdrum of the busy main street.  Stopping midway in the alley, Yan squinted up at the sky.

Just a few minutes ago, the storm clouds had blocked out all traces of sunlight, but now the sun somehow managed to fight its way past the gloom and cast its warmth and brightness onto the earth.  Feeling dizzy from the glare, Yan carefully lowered herself onto the ground and leaned against the stone wall of the alley, huffing and puffing, trying to keep herself from fainting.

She closed her eyes, hoping to solve her hunger problem by thinking serene thoughts of gentle flowing waters and soothing qin music.  Unfortunately, her traitorous mind kept conjuring up images of delectable dishes of steamy food.  Soon, she even began to smell food.  Then from her left, she heard a woman’s voice asking if she wanted to eat.  Frowning, Yan popped open her eyes and jerked her head toward the voice.  She blinked at the sight in front of her, thinking she had gone crazy from extreme starvation.

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(The Prequel) Chapter 19: Legendary Swords, Heavenly Weapons

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Sun Fei Fei 孙菲菲—Fa Heung Yan a.k.a. Black Rose 花香燕
Hu Ge 胡歌—Miu Jing Hung 苗靖雄
Yang Mi 杨幂—Lau Ji San 劉紫珊
Huang Xiao Ming 黄晓明—Lau Ming Leung 劉明良
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良—Sit Chung Nam 薛钟南

MORNING
NORTH STAR TOWN
MARKETPLACE

“Is he bothering you?”

Before Yan could turn around to respond, a masculine hand suddenly reached out from behind Yan and clenched hard around Young Master Yuen’s arm, forcing the privileged, arrogant man to yelp in pain.

Yan jerked her head around at that moment, and recognizing her rescuer, sighed with relief.  Before she could utter a singe word, the spoiled man gripping her arm exclaimed with outrage.

“Hey!”  Young Master Yuen sputtered.  “How dare you?  Who are you?”

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