A thick wood beam smacks him on the face. He immediately whips back but Shina is holding the whip. It is Kija who is carrying that thick wood beams. While Soldier A wonders how this guy caught his whip when his eyes are blindfolded, Kija asks Shina if his hand is okay. Shina nods. Yun asks the slave if he is okay. Touching the slave’s leg, Yun says that this is a broken leg and the injury is serious so it is better for him to properly rest up. The soldier B shouts at Yun over what they are doing there. He warns them that they cannot casually move about as one pleases or they’ll be punished. He says that if he cannot move, then go drink wine! Yun asks who is being reckless for they forcefully brought people here and make them drink some suspicious wine. Yun tells him that if he wants to say that kind of things, then wait until his leg is broken and encountered the same, then he’ll say those words that ‘he cannot do it’ at that time. Getting ready to crack his whip, Soldier B says, why you arrogant prick.. To his surprise, he is suddenly carried up high by Haku with one hand. The solider tells him to let him go. Haku apologizes and says that he has mistaken him for a cargo to be carried. Haku throws him down. Soldier B sits up and says they are obviously only slaves and yet, they’ll unexpectedly dare to rebel.. Haku says, rebel..? “That’s really unexpected for they are working very seriously.” Soldier B is aghast for Haku, Kija and Shina got their hands full with materials and cargo.
Soldier B asks where these men came from. Soldier A says that they are slaves brought from Kouka yesterday. Soldier B asks from where did they have strong soldiers to bring these men here and from where are this kind of completely energetic slaves come from!? Soldier A says that after they were caught, they are quite sincere [/naïve] and their workload is really astonishing so it is of very much help with this difficult problem. Soldier B tells him that in short, don’t let them recklessly get attention for it will influence the others. Soldier A says okay. At the side, Kija asks Shina how is it. Shina says that Yona isn’t here. Yun tells the others that he also asked the people around but in the end, it seems that they have not seen anyone whom they can suspect as Yona or Lili. Kija says that then, they should be at Jeha’s side of the stronghold. Yun says that he thinks that it is like that and if they did meet up with Yona, Jeha will think of a way to convey the news to them so they’ll just have to wait for a while. Kija says that they have to first confirm Yona’s safety before going to destroy the stronghold. “Leave the destruction up to me. I’ll make this kind of filthy place become ruins.” Haku just looks gloomy. Kija tells him not to worry for Jeha and others will definitely save Yona. Haku says that he knows and he’ll leave it to them. Kija smiles over this so Haku asks what it is. Kija says that because he looks like he is wavering and at this kind of time, he can trust Jeha and Zeno so this makes him very happy.
Haku asks who is wavering. Yun says that when he is wavering, he’ll start to become silent. Yun explains that when Haku wavered, contrary to Kija, he would become quiet. He comments that it has been quite a long day today that he remembered that Kija is older than Haku. Just when Kija is telling Haku not to hesitate to call him bro.. Haku says that he’s noisy to death. Haku thinks that thinking of it right now, it is like before when there is only him and Yona. He feels terrified that there are no trustworthy people at his side that he can depend on. “Lost a friend (Suwon) and after leaving the Wind tribe, I never thought of meeting them. *mutters, “White Snake, Shina, Yun”* I’m very thankful that right now, they can stay at our side like this.” The three look back at Haku and asks, Ha? Haku says that no, it’s nothing. At the other side of the stronghold, Jeha helps out a woman who almost fell down. He tells her to be careful and is she alright. The woman says that she is fine. Jeha says that it really makes one feel sorry for her that she is haggard like this. He tells her that it is okay to sit here since this is a blind spot from the soldiers’ view. Jeha says that he wants to ask her something, did she saw a red haired girl here. The woman stammers that she doesn’t quite remember for she drank too much wine. Jeha tells her that it is okay, there’s no need to force herself and he’ll quickly rescue her. He suggests that before that, she must avoid drinking the wine as much as possible.
The woman tries to protests but he puts her finger on her lips and says, okay? The woman agrees. On top of the stone wall, Zeno calls out to Jeha and apologizes for disturbing his precious youth time but can he come over for a while. At a hut, Ayura says that she found several people who said that they had already saw some girls whom she suspects as Lili and Yona. Jeha asks where they are right now. Zeno says that it was precisely said to be ‘already been here’. The women in the room where they are sleeping together said that they no longer see the two early this morning. Ayura says that the people who rebel here are being dealt with.. She tells the two that there is also someone who said that because Lili is rebelling too much so it is possible that they were killed. Jeha stands up that Ayura ask where he is going. Jeha says that naturally, he is going to find Yona and Lili. Zeno assures Ayura that Yona is absolutely still living and she definitely escaped with Lili to some other place. Jeha says that it is absolutely impossible that those kids would naively get themselves killed in this kind of place. Jeha says that depending on his legs, he’ll absolutely find them. He tells the two that he’ll quickly come back so relax while waiting. After Zeno says okay, Ayura asks Zeno to please also go and she’ll find an opportunity to convey the situation to Haku and the others so they’ll leave Lili up to them. Zeno pats her head and says that there’s no problem. So, while Jeha is thinking of an opportunity to escape, there is a ruckus about the wood beams falling over. It was Ayura’s doing.
Jeha quickly jumps. Running Zeno also quickly jumps and on to Jeha. After being surprised by that, Jeha tells him not to suddenly jump like that. Zeno apologizes to him. Jeha says that for him to come over, then he’ll have no way of carrying [/hugging] Yona and Lili while jumping. Zeno says that it is okay for he’ll run since his ability can come in handy, probably. Jeha says that it is enough for him to show his elderly wisdom. Ayura just watches them leave. At Tousui, Suwon is praising the delicious tea that was served to him. He thanks Tetora for it. Tetora thinks that since then, Suwon is always staying here at Tousui and not moving a budge. Even if he and Judo seemed to have carried out some discussion but in the end, they ought to have already given up on saving Lili and bringing her back. Judo also always seems to look to be in a bad mood. Then, Judo says, that he’s too slow. Tetora is surprised when Gunte arrives and says that he already whipped the fast horse at all costs to come over here and Chishin isn’t exactly near this place. Suwon tells him ‘good work’ for that long and difficult trek. Bowing to Suwon, Gunte says that it is no bother for it is His Majesty’s command so this insignificant exhaustion is not worth mentioning. While Tetora wonders why Gunte is also here, Gunte asks Jungi what is the current situation. Jungi says that they still don’t know the details of the current situation yet he didn’t think that Gunte would unexpectedly lend his strength. Gunte says that Lili was abducted by Sei and he won’t consider it as a ‘favor’. “You look like you are quiet but in your heart, you are already worried to death, right? Such a weak young lady is unexpectedly captured away.” Suwon and Judo think, weak young lady..?
Tetora asks if Gunte came to save Lili. Gunte says yes, for afterwards, they’ll go save Lili and bring her back. Suwon says that it is because if they are going to save Lili, they must have the military strength that will satisfy Judo. Judo says but of course, how can a country’s king just charge into Sei. Gunte says the matter is urgent so he brought several men who had a bit of skill. Judo says that the Earth tribe is still not enough. Suwon says that he also asked for another wave of troops. Tetora is surprised to see Mundok, together with Taewoo and Hende. Gunte says that this is really astonishing. The three bows to Suwon. Mundok says that the Wind tribe solemnly obeys his summon to come. Suwon thanks him for coming. Tetora recognizes Wind tribe’s hero, Mundok. Gunte says that he didn’t think that he’ll come. Mundok says that after all, Jungi’s daughter has been abducted and besides, they have to resolve Water Tribe’s Nadai problem as soon as possible so even if their strength is meager, the Wind Tribe will also lend a hand. Jungi says that for his sincere thoughts, he cannot thank Mundo enough. Tetora realizes that Haku’s tribe has also come to help save Lili. Suwon asks Judo that with this, there’s no problem, right. Judo says it’s okay but Suwon absolutely cannot rush in front and during the fighting, wait until he.. Suwon says okay. Blushing Tetora thinks that everyone here makes up the strongest troops that will cause people become scared. This combination that will save Lili really makes one feel quite at ease but, Yona, Haku and others.. The last scenes are: Haku and others are waiting, Jeha and Zeno are looking, and the princesses with Ao are already awake.
Comment: Hm..for a supposedly arid place, I’m surprised that there is some dense forest somewhere. I thought it is a desert-type of place..unless, it is some dense forest in an oasis of some sort. Anyway, I’m amused that Yona is starting to think the same way as her father did. Now, I don’t know if it is a coincidence or not but before, it was mentioned by a Chinese reader that how Yona ‘saved’ Lili from the whipping soldier is like what Haku did when his hand got stabbed. Here with Lili, it did remind me of when Haku is running away with Yona from the palace that night. So, in a way, it does seem that perhaps Yona is ‘imitating’ Haku. Now, I’m having some feeling that something big will happen to Haku soon. I’m not sure if I’m just overthinking or something but then, I’ll just mention it. First, there was that necklace that Yona gave him then he was wishing her happiness. That seems to be some sort of flag. Second, Haku musing about having people beside him whom he can trust now compared to when it is only him and Yona. In a way, it is surprising that he didn’t immediately charge to the other side instead he decided to wait for news about Yona from Jeha and others. He trusted them enough to leave Yona to them instead of doing this on his own. He is also thankful for them though I’m not sure he mentally expressed this kind of gratitude before. Third, for some reason, Mundok specially came to help out when usually it is fine if it is just Taewoo.
Perhaps, it is just because he had some sort of friendship with Jungi. Perhaps, unlike the war with Kai, this time, the reasons for fighting are valid and more on defensive/protecting reason rather than get some lands. Honestly, I actually did get excited to see Mundok here. Ah..for him to meet with Haku again or something. Hm..somehow, it might be bad for Suwon. If Haku wanted it, I think Wind tribe might backstab Suwon. Anyway, things with Sei will be over soon. After everything, they still abduct people from Kouka ^^; And the soldiers in the stronghold aren’t even really suspicious of Haku and others to act on their early suspicion. I guess it is because that they are in the lowest level of power that they are just glad that some strong men can help them finish the stronghold quickly so that they won’t be the ones punished for the delay. ^^; Hm..thinking of it, how come there is no supervisor type of soldier to see things are getting done properly ^^; Currently, based on the countries that are shown, Sei seems to be the most stupid one. So, whether or not there is some Suwon meeting, there is a chance that Yona and others will go back to Wind tribe with Mundok. Then, maybe we’ll know something about the last country, Shin. And after the ‘around the world’, we’ll hopefully get our goal, sword and/or shield, and prophecy to come true. Hehe, better not expect too much ^^; eScans by 红莲汉化组
Quote of the day:
Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act. ~ Paulo Coelho