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免费电影下载根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章

七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,免费电影下载根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,

免费电影下载七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,

七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,七八六年,一月七日,河丘。天空是蓝色的天空,空中吹拂着饱含海洋水气的暖风。又是一个清晨。白川打开面朝着森林的窗户,带着树木气息的清新空气涌入,晨光照在脸上,暖洋洋的。长长彩色翎毛的鸟儿吱吱喳喳地叫着,从她的窗口飞过,白川舒服地伸展开双臂,仿佛整个人都融化在那扑面而来的晨光里。比起远东那冷入骨髓的寒冬,河丘的日子过得太舒服了。门口响起了两声清晰而礼貌的敲门声,顿了一下,然后又是两声。“请进吧。”有人推开了门,白川没有回头,笑着说:“早餐搁桌上就行了。谢谢。”“很抱歉,白川阁下,我来得匆忙,并没有带早餐。”身后传来了醇厚的男子声音,白川转身:玉树临风的林氏首席长老就站在门边,微笑着:“早上好,白川阁下。”“啊!”看到林睿,白川的第一反应是拉紧了睡袍的领口,然后,她笑了:“长老,您早。”打量下林睿,她举起了双手:“林长老,我投降!为了晶石的价格,昨晚谈判到了深夜,今天一大早您就亲自杀过来了——呃,我服了。就按您说的办好了。”“听到这个消息,真是让我高兴。”林睿礼貌地欠欠身,但他的笑容里带着一种掩饰不住的焦虑:“不过,我过来是有更重要的事要与白川阁下您商议。”“更重要的事?您指的是什么?”“这几天,我们达成了一系列合作协议,这令我们都感到十分满意。但现在,出现了一些变故——非常重大的变故——我不得不与阁下探讨些必要的修改了。”“必要的修订?”尽管林睿说得温文尔雅,但从他的神情和语气里,白川隐隐感觉到了不祥的味道。“不得不告诉白川您这个坏消息,请相信我也是非常难过的。但没有别的办法,我就直接点说吧:白川阁下,这些协议,我们恐怕是无法履行了。”“什么?”白川又惊又怒,她站了起来:“长老,你在跟我开玩笑吧?”“我不开玩笑,白川阁下,您先请坐下,听我详解释。”林睿的语气很平静,但言语间,一股逼人的威严扑面而来,白川竟不由身形一窒,不由自主地照着对方的意思坐了下来。“我河丘政府虽然比不上紫川家强大,但也是有着三百年历史的大国,国无信不立的道理,我们也懂。此次中止合同,实在是有不得以的原因。”“请教林长老,到底是为了什么原因呢?您是否需要保密?”白川讽刺道,她估计,对方肯定是会拿出些很烂的理由,例如长老会通不过、商人们不答应之类的烂理由来糊弄自己。林睿摇头,他蹙起了眉头,令得那张轮廓分明的俊脸平添了一股忧郁的气息:“这个当然不需要保密。事实上,这跟白川阁下您的祖国还有很大的关系。”“长老,敢问其详?”“昨晚深夜,我们刚刚得到通知。就在六天之前,贵国的首都发生了军事政变。贵国的总长紫川参星、总统领罗明海、军务处长斯特林等政要都在政变中死亡。皇储紫川宁。。。她的下落还没有确切消息。”即使天上打下一个雷来也不会让白川更震惊了。她猛然站了起来,指着林睿的脸,却是一句话也说不出来。良久,她才恢复了思考,坐椅子上大口大口地喘着气,半响才能挣扎着问:“谁干的?”“官方的声明说是罗明海弑君并且谋害了斯特林,罗明海说——哦,他什么也没说,他死了。至于真相如何。。。”林睿耸耸肩膀,摊开手:“那真的只有天知道了。”虽然不明真相,但白川凭直觉就能感觉到,这个声明不是真的。弑君谋反,骇人听闻,这需要破釜沉舟的决断,豁出去的胆量。罗明海是个循规蹈矩的好官僚,但他不是有魄力的枭雄。反过来说,他的仇家帝林倒是符合条件。他有野心,雷厉风行,敢冒险,更敢孤掷一注,是个造反的好料子。但斯特林与帝林也是莫逆之交啊,他们有着深厚的友情,帝林又怎会对斯特林下手?难道真的是罗明海弑君造反?白川傻傻地坐在椅子上。她问:“参星殿下逝世,宁殿下行踪不明,现在谁掌控大局?”“根据情报,帝都及周边地区如今掌握在一个“军人救国委员会”的组织手中,这个委员会由一些军队将领组成,贵国总监察长也在其中。”林睿笑笑:“当然,这个委员会的合法性、它是否有权力代表整个紫川家,这些我们还在观察,不过这些都远了,我们还是说回正题。白川阁下,昨晚接到消息后,保卫厅和外交部的小伙子们熬了一个通宵,就紫川家将来的走势做了一个分析。报告送到我那里了,我也看了,感觉还是比较有根据的。”林睿沉吟着,很慎重地斟字酌句说:“因为紫川家中央地区的剧变,接下来,为了争夺家族的统治权,紫川家内部的纷争不可避免。甚至,我们有理由认为,家族很有可能爆发大规模内战。这种情况下,紫川家地区已成为潜在的战乱高风险地区了。派遣商人穿越即将爆发大规模战乱的地区前往远东履行投资协议,这是一个冒险。很抱歉,作为林氏家族的首脑之一,我不能将林氏家族的臣民至于这样的危险之中。林氏家族必须为他的臣民安全负责,这是我们的立场。虽然不得已,但我们要对您说声抱歉,合作协议暂缓实行。这点,希望远东军的诸位能谅解。”白川默然,她答道:“林长老,我们明白了。远东军政府明白您的处境,也体谅您的为难。这是谁都没有料到的事情。”林睿微笑地说:“白川阁下您通情达理,让我们松了口气。好在,协议只是暂缓,形势有所好转后,我们还是有合作机会的。白川阁下您辛苦那么多天,也浪费了宝贵的时间和精力,对此,我们也是有所补偿的。我们准备了一些薄礼,让您回程的路上可以带上,希望能多少对您的心情有所帮助吧。希望这件事,不会有损我们与远东之间的友好关系。”白川不知道“薄礼”是什么,以林睿的身份,他既然提起了,那肯定不会轻了。但再重的礼物,那也不过是“补偿”而已。“林长老,您刚刚提到帝都地区的政变,还有更详尽的消息吗?”“很抱歉,和您一样,我们也是刚刚得到消息,详细情况现在还不得知。”“那么,河丘政府将如何应对此事呢?”林睿沉吟:“帝都事变来得太突然,要说应对,我们还没有完整的计划。不过,应该会采取一些措施,提高边境的警戒等级,增派边防部队,提防大规模的难民潮涌入。我们很担心,若紫川家内部的动乱不能很快得到控制,若紫川家的当权者无力维持其国内秩序,动乱的风潮很可能会影响到我们。为了捍卫河丘的利益,也为了保证河丘的侨民不受侵害,同时也是出于我国与紫川家族多年的传统友谊,既然身为盟友,在这个时候,我们林家不会袖手旁观。长老会昨晚已决定,在必要的时候,河丘会出面增援紫川家,保卫厅会接管紫川家的西南省份,帮助紫川家维持社会秩序和治安。”白川陡地倒吸一口冷气。真不愧是老资格的政治家,干着最龌龊卑鄙的事,却能举着最冠冕堂皇的旗号。明明是趁火打劫抢劫家族的西南领土,却解释成:“出于与紫川家的传统友谊出面帮助家族维护西南行省的秩序”。正视着眼前英俊的男子,白川沉静地说:“林睿长老,下官一向对您非常敬佩。但这种做法,下官实在不能苟同。”林睿打量着白川,他笑了,笑容里有一种难以形容的嘲讽味道——但很奇怪,笑容里并无恶意,反而给人一种温暖的感觉。“白川阁下,我只是通报一声,并非在征求您的意见。”他笑着,站起身:“这么早来打扰您,希望没有妨碍您进餐的胃口。告辞了。”走到门口时,林睿停住了脚步,回过头若有所思地说:“白川阁下,在很多年前,我和现在的您一样年青,心里充满了正义和梦想。那时,我还不明白一个道理:指引个人行为的,是道德和良知;指导国家行动的,是利益。很多时候,这两样东西并不在一条线上。白川,祝您好运!”在林睿的话中蕴含着不常见的真诚感,白川站起身,目送着他消失在门外,心头乱成了一团麻。紫川家的中枢崩溃了,维系家族的凝聚力和向心力都走到了最低。连一向与紫川家交好的林氏家族都不顾盟友的身份,准备下手抢夺西南——他们已经看出来了,家族快完蛋了。难道,称霸大陆三百年的紫川家,就要在今天走到尽头了吗?以紫川秀为首的少壮派军人占据远东日久,根据今西介绍,昨晚确实也没出什么大事,只是死了几个人——当然,死人的事是每天都会有的,这次死的也不是什么重要的人物,更不稀奇了,不过死了一个总长、一个总统领、一个军务处长、一个禁卫统领、一个中央军副统领再加二三十个红衣旗本或者旗本罢了。罪魁祸首是总统领罗明海。他昨晚悍然谋逆弑君,不但杀害了总长殿下,就连斯特林大人、皮古大人、秦路大人等军方重臣也被他谋害了。很明显,罗明海叛逆的目就是想黄袍加身,自立为总长。幸好,这个阴谋被监察厅察觉了。帝林大人及时、迅速的采取行动,挫败了罗明海叛军,将他们击溃。罗明海残部走投无路,竟然裹胁了宁殿下,据守在总长府内。现在,帝林大人正率领着忠勇的监察厅战士与罗明海叛军在总长府展开激战,相信以帝林大人的神威和监察厅战士的英勇,拿下总长府顺利平叛只是时间问题罢了。在今西介绍的时候,林冰玉容冰雪不动,唯一的例外是当她听闻斯特林的死讯时,她秀眉一挑,失声叫道:“斯特林大人已经殉国了?这不是真的吧?”“听到这个消息,下官也同感悲痛。但非常遗憾,这个消息已经被确认了。我们也收敛了斯特林大人的遗体,帝林大人亲自确认了,确实是他——顺便说一句,帝林大人也非常悲痛,在见到帝林大人遗体时,他已经昏厥了。”“最好帝林死掉了更好!”林冰心里恶毒的诅咒着,脸上却恢复了平静:“攻下总长府之后——我是说,消灭掉叛军以后,帝林阁下打算怎么办呢?”今西唉声叹气,显得很忧心的样子:“这也是帝林大人担忧的问题啊!总长殿下遇害,宁殿下被罗明海叛军裹胁,至今行踪不明,估计也是凶多吉少了。我们不愿意去想,但不得不考虑这样一个可能:一旦两位殿下都不在了,家族的大业由谁来主持?”林冰冷笑:“帝林大人智勇双全,挫败了罗明海叛变的阴谋,挽救了家族,此等的丰功伟绩,何人能及?自然该由他来主持家族大业了!难道还有人对此有任何疑惑吗?若有此等不识大局的人物,诸位不必客气,大可刺刀长枪齐上,好好的将他教导一番!”仿佛听不出林冰的讽刺之意,今西红衣旗本微笑道:“林大人所言甚是。虽然单论功勋,帝林大人确实是当之无愧了,但他高风亮节,并从无觊觎家族宝位之意。”林冰冷笑着:“哦?那高风亮节的帝林大人想干什么呢?”“罗明海谋逆,两位殿下齐齐离去,家族少了主心骨,无人主持大局,一个不好,说不定就此四分五裂,非常危险。帝林大人为此非常忧心,他想邀请诸位统领——也就是远东的秀川统领、西北的明辉统领,当然,还有在帝都的幕僚统领哥珊大人——回帝都一趟,大伙畅所欲言,当面商议个解决的办法出来。”帝林想干什么?林冰微蹙秀眉,在心里思考着帝林的用意,嘴里随口敷衍的问道:“哥珊大人,她安然无恙吗?”“托天之福,哥珊阁下依然健在,没被罗明海奸贼所害,我家族总算保持了一份元气。”今西嘘叹一声,很真诚的感慨道:“昨晚一夜,我家族菁英尽丧,实在是元气大伤啊!”林冰冷笑了一下,却不出声。“所以,有什么话,大伙坐下来谈,总能商议出一个解决法子的,不必再动刀戈——家族如今的状况,也经不起什么纷乱了。林大人,还请您把我们这番话及时转告给秀川统领大人,请他老人家看在家族大业的份上,及早进京,商定大事,以安定民心和局势啊!”我是紫川秀的话,傻瓜才这时候回帝都——回来也行,带上二十万远东军吧!林冰冷笑着,脸上却放缓了神色:“今西阁下你说得很对,家族确实再也经不起纷乱了。我会将诸位的意思……”今西连忙补充道:“不是我们的意思,是帝林大人的意思。”“我会将帝林大人的意思及时转告给秀川大人。如何处置,想来秀川大人会仔细考虑然后慎重决定的。”今西露出了再真诚不过的微笑:“那真是太好了!林大人,您是秀川大人信任的爱将,也希望您能在其中斡旋一二,以助大局早日恢复平静。”他和卢真交换个眼神,两人同时起身站了起来:“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。监察厅上下同僚都在翘首期盼,盼望秀川大人能早日进京安定局势。”“我也希望局势能早日恢复和平,但是……”两个军法官凝住了身体,目光齐齐的望过来。林冰盯着一直没出声的卢真红衣旗本:“政治斗争本来就是你死我活,成皇败寇,男人豁出性命来斗,愿赌服输,丢了性命也没什么好怨的,但,祸不及妻儿!他们的家属——妻子、父母、小孩——是无辜的。斯特林大人殉国,他的妻子在哪里?卢真,你告诉我!”卢真一愣,答道:“昨晚很乱,我们不知道李清红衣旗本的下落……”今西红衣旗本插话道:“大人,李清红衣阁下昨晚被罗明海的乱军所裹胁,如果……恐怕也是凶多吉少了。”“我不要听恐怕!”林冰截然打断道:“宁殿下是秀川大人的妹妹,李清是秀川大人兄长的遗孀——监察厅要对她们的安全负责!如果她们有个什么闪失,无论天灾也好,人祸也好,那……一切后果你们自己承担!你们回去告诉帝林,这就是我们远东军的要求!”林冰的声量不高,神情也并不凶狠。但她淡淡的话语中,一种刺刀般锐利的寒芒扑面而来,两位红衣旗本无不凛然。尽管林冰只是弱质女子,而且身处监察厅的掌控之中,但此刻,二人都对她不敢有任何失礼,不敢继续再用那些荒谬而愚蠢的谎言来侮辱她的智力。在这个优雅女子的背后,是远东的三十万强兵,是整个魔族王国的军队,而统率他们的,是从未战败过的当代名将紫川秀。“林大人,您的话,我们听明白了,也会禀报帝林大人。”今西脸上不再有天真纯洁的笑容,他的神情肃杀起来。这时的他,才真正像一位掌控内情机构的职业情报军官,连话语间仿佛都带着一股森严肃杀的血腥味道:“希望您和秀川大人也好好考虑帝林大人的建议。事已至此,意气用事于大局丝毫无补,合则两利,分则两害,秀川大人千万慎重!”林冰眯起了眼睛,她把身子向后靠在了椅子背上,森冷的说:“今西阁下,你在威胁我们秀川大人吗?”今西笑笑:“下官不敢。秀川大人是我家族第一名将,执掌重兵,战无不胜,下官何人,岂敢冒犯他老人家虎威?下官只是阐述一个事实:以家族为后盾,秀川大人才可以放心的在远东开疆拓土,再无后顾之忧了——林大人,想来您也赞成这个吧?”林冰冷哼一声,不再出声。“林大人事务繁忙,我们就不多打扰了。”两位军法官起身,鞠了一躬,告辞离开。在离开的时候,卢真在门口停顿一下,右手仿佛不经意的在门边碰了一下。望着他们的背影消失在门口,林冰才上前去,在门边的地上捡起了一张折得很小的纸条。打开了纸条,对上面的内容她匆匆一阅,嘴角露出了嘲讽的冷笑:“鼠首两端,摇摆不定。那个胆小鬼,他真的从来就没变过啊!”曾与卢真共事过,林冰深知他的缺点。卢真平时倒也算得上思虑缜密,但他有一个致命的缺陷:胆小如鼠。对于有可能威胁到自己性命的,他立即就退避三尺。他缺少与强敌血战的勇气和坚定的立场,很容易动摇。?对这个人,林冰并不是很放在心上,她更注意的是与卢真一同来的第三司司长今西。面对他的时候,林冰的感觉就像是——怎么说呢——对着一头穿着西装系着领带的猛兽。尽管他表现得彬彬有礼甚至是过度客气了,但林冰依然能在他身上感觉到一股令人不寒而栗的气息,那股浓重的血腥味是无法掩盖的。奇怪的是,以前自己竟一点没听过他的名字。林冰默默的想:监察厅可真的是藏龙卧虎啊!那么多的英才,死心塌地的跟随你造反,帝林啊,你到底是怎么办到的?当卢真和今西回到指挥部时,在门口迎接他们的哥普拉第一句话就是:“大人醒来了。”“大人醒过来了?”两位红衣旗本惊喜道,顿觉心头轻松不少。“正是。他要马上见你们。”午后,雪又下起来了。窗外是纷飞的白雪,屋子里是暖烘烘的火炉。当三名红衣旗本小心翼翼的走进房间时,他们第一眼就看到了那个颀长的身影伫立在窗前,冷漠的注视着窗外飘飞的雪花。军官们齐齐立正,敬礼道:“大人!”在看到帝林的第一眼,他们都不知道如何形容自己激动的心情,那种感觉——说起来很令人难堪,但在这位比自己年轻了不下十岁的上司身上,军官们有一种小孩在父亲身边的感觉。只要有帝林带领,大家顿时心里有了底,有他在,无论怎样的艰苦和危险,他们都能忍受,都能坚持。窗前的身影转过了头,于是一张俊美的脸孔出现在众人面前。监察长穿着一身没有领花的黑色军法官制服,笔挺贴身,纤尘不染,连一丝皱褶都没有。除了略显疲惫以外,他看起来没有任何异样,这位镇定而冷漠的军官与数小时前那个狂性大发的疯子仿佛是两个人。“刚才的事,哥普拉已经跟我说了。”帝林温和的说,他凝视着面前的人:“你们做得很好,我很感谢你们。谢谢!”他对两个人说话,但他的眼睛,自始至终只望着今西。很明显,监察总长已经知道了,在那个最危险的时刻,叛军顶住了崩溃的压力,其中谁是真正的功臣了。一股热流涌上了今西心头,他用力再次敬礼:“大人,这是下官该做的。”帝林微笑的望着他,那笑容让今西心头暖洋洋的。“如今,大伙生死未定。我说这个话,也许有些狂妄了。”帝林的声音很柔和,让人听得非常舒服,他一个个的望过眼前的人:“我帝林可以在此发誓,倘若大业能成,我与诸君共享富贵,绝不相负。”哥普拉第一个领头跪下,卢真、今西二人跟着跪倒。“能追随大人,是我一生的幸运。”哥普拉诚挚的说:“无论成败,请允许我们跟大人您一同奋战!”今西激动得满脸通红:“大人,豁出去干吧!我们跟你轰轰烈烈闹一场,成了,他日凌霄阁上有我们的肖像;败了,我们这些堂堂汉子也不枉来世上走一趟!”卢真跟着用力的点头:“大人,我们跟你走!”望着部下们,帝林露出了微笑。他正想说些什么,这时,房间的门被推开了,沙布罗红衣旗本大步走了进来,叫道:“大人,我……”突然看到眼前的一幕,他愣住。帝林镇定自若:“沙布罗,有什么事吗?”“大人,我们胜利了!”宪兵一○七师师长抬头望了下墙上的钟:“大概十五分钟前,我军已攻克了总长府,紫川参星死了。”对这个消息,大家是早有思想准备了,但此刻,人们依然感觉十分震撼。大家都抬头看墙上的挂钟,怀着不同的心思,他们都记住了现在的时间:七八六年一月一日的下午五时十三分。沙布罗汇报了总长府失陷的经过。在叛军打到最后防线的时候,紫川参星把自己关在了办公室里,半个小时后,察觉不妥的侍卫们撞开了门,他们看到了老人的尸体。消息传开后,禁卫军官兵失去了抵抗的信心,他们大批大批的放下了武器向叛军投降。而禁卫统领皮古坚持到了最后,在前来收缴武器的宪兵面前,他坚决不肯放下手中的刀——皮古年近七十,又有心脏病、高血压,稍动一下就气喘吁吁,拿着把刀纯粹是个象征意义罢了,根本不存在杀伤力,就连前来受降的宪兵都不忍心了,苦口婆心的劝了他好久,可他就是一个劲的摇头,也不知道他到底听清楚了没有。最后没办法,几个宪兵结果了他。“就这样,孩儿们用马刀,呃,就这样把他给砍死了。嗯,砍死了!死得不能再死了,像根木头一般……嘿嘿,这该死的老顽固!”汇报的时候,沙布罗脸上一直带着笑,他越说越开心,笑得越来越欢,乐不可支,笑得眼泪都出来了。屋子里没有人笑。大家都知道,皮古是沙布罗的老师。同僚们不敢望他,生怕眼中流露出对他的同情。对监察厅的男人来说,同情是一种侮辱。“那个老家伙……”帝林喃喃说,他挥一下手,摇摇头,谁也不知道他到底想说什么。大家都沉默着。无论对紫川参星憎恨还是热爱,但谁都不能不承认,那是足以影响一个时代的重要存在,谁都无法忽略。尤其他的死亡是自己一手促成,于是这种震撼感就来得更加强烈了。但很快的,将军们意识过来,拿下总长府对他们意味着什么。一条通往权势巅峰的道路已经出现在他们脚下了,红衣旗本们精神抖擞,大伙齐齐躬身对帝林说:“恭喜大人大获全胜!还望大人就任总统领之时,莫要忘记我等的效劳!”帝林也不谦让,微笑道:“将来若有那么一天,诸君的功劳,我自然是不会忘记的。但现在,我们还没到能放心庆贺的地步。当下就有几件大事,我们不得不立即做!”“是!请大人吩咐!”“中央军虽然被我们清洗过了,但这支部队驻留城内,一旦被人煽动事生变故,必成心腹之患。沙布罗,你带队驻扎中央军大营协助辛列红衣旗本,严密监控,绝不许他们异动!”“是!”“今西,内情司负责监视帝都城内的元老会和贵族势力,元老会的萧平、西加的方青,还有那几位嫡系的公爵。你想办法安抚好他们——原则就一条,不要让他们跟我们捣乱就行了。用什么方法,你自己看着办。”帝林笑笑:“当然,你若能让他们表态支持我们,那就更妙了。”今西也笑了:“大人,那几家豪门精得跟耗子一般。大局未定,他们不可能表态的。但若只要他们乖乖的话,这个不难。政治司对他们一直都是注意着的。这个,大人您可以放心!对他们,我们是有一套的。”“很好!剩下的就是达克的远征军了。远征军必须安抚好,这是最重要的大事。我打算亲自出发去达克,哥普拉、卢真,你们两个跟我一起过去,带上宪兵的骑兵十一师。”“大人!”几个声音同时发话:“您亲自去达克,太危险了!”哥普拉恳切的说:“大人,我去就行了!我一定会尽力压制好远征军的!”帝林摇头道:“你不行——别板着一张死人脸,我不是说你能力不行,你是资历不够!去达克,要跟文河、方云、斯塔里那帮军头打交道,他们都是些什么人?都是死人堆里爬出来的悍将,打仗打了无数,连呼吸都带着杀气。你杀人还不够多,去那边震不住他们。”他环视众人:“这事,非得我亲自过去。”众将无语。帝林说得有道理,但让帝林亲自去远征军的大营——此事非常危险。虽然随行带了一个骑兵师,但若是斯特林被害的消息传出,远征军肯定会炸营的。面对那支愤怒的复仇军团,一个宪兵师跟没有差不多。此去,九死一生。今西肃然行礼:“大人,您多加小心!”沙布罗也肃然说:“大人,一路保重!没有了您,我们就什么都没有了!”帝林笑道:“别搞得那么严肃,不过就达克而已,我明天就能回来——你们给我看好家,别让那些兔崽子翻天了!”今西和沙布罗同声喝道:“大人,您放心吧!有我们在,帝都稳如泰山!”“很好,那我们这就准备出发了……”帝林目光一扫,停在了一个人身上,奇道:“卢真,你没事吧?怎么脸色那么差?大冷的天,你还出汗了?”听说要随着帝林到远征军大营中去,卢真的脑子里嗡的一声响,想到要到那十几万如狼似虎的锐兵中去,他怕得心里直打战。虽然斯特林并非自己所杀,但那些大兵哪里会跟你讲什么罪有应得,他们只知道斯特林是死在监察厅手上的,而自己又是监察厅的高官……“会不会被挖出心肝来祭奠斯特林呢?”想到这里,卢真吓得脸白如纸,汗湿重衣,心里只有一个念头:“绝不能去,绝不能去……”听到帝林问话,他打了个哆嗦,陡然间,脑子里灵光一闪,连忙出声说:“大人,下官有要事禀报!”“何事?”“今天早上,下官与今西去走访了远征军驻帝都的办事处……”卢真绘声绘色把今天的经历说了一遍,反正都是事实,他也不怕今西揭穿:“远东军那边强调,一定要保证宁殿下和李清大人的安全。下官想问沙布罗阁下,可找到她们的下落了?”沙布罗一愣,摇头道:“没有,大人。战场很混乱,到现在我们还没发现她们二人。”卢真肃然道:“大人,李清阁下是斯特林大人的遗孀,在安抚远征军这事上的,她的作用巨大;而宁殿下是家族的继承人——哦,不,参星殿下身亡,宁殿下已是我家族的总长了!控制此二人,对我们意义重大,更不要说她们还是远东秀川大人指名道姓要保护的人了!”听到紫川秀的名字,帝林的秀眉轻轻一挑,眼中闪烁,神情颇为耐人寻味。他点头道:“卢真,你提醒得好。这事,我还真是疏忽了。找到她们。若没死,她们应该还躲在总长府的哪个角落里。”然后,他说出了卢真最想听的话:“卢真,你就不要去达克了,你留在帝都,专门负责搜查,但,不许伤害她们!”卢真高兴的立正敬礼:“遵命,大人!下官一定完成任务!”卢真在帝林面前夸下海口,说一定能找到紫川宁。再怎么说,这个任务都比到那狼巢虎穴一般的达克来得安全多了,所以,他也抱着极大的热情雷厉风行的开始了搜查。在搜查之前,卢真先审问了禁卫军俘虏们。他们都招认了,围困时,宁殿下确实在府中,还亲自指挥过战斗。但她后来去了哪里,谁也说不上来了。担心紫川宁在混战中身亡,卢真下令将战场上的所有阵亡官兵遗体通通辨认了,其中并没有紫川宁和李清,这让他大大松了口气。因为总长府的封锁禁令还没解除,卢真认为,紫川宁肯定还躲藏在总长府的哪个角落里,找到人并不困难。入夜,大规模的搜查行动开始了。火把将数小时前还是战场的废墟照得通明透亮,鏖战结束的宪兵们没来得及擦干净身上斑斑的血迹,就被命令要在总长府内搜查两个年轻女子,而且不能伤害她们。为了搜索方便,卢真将偌大的总长府划分为十五个区域,每个区域指派两个中队进驻搜查。总长府建筑众多,为了加快进度,卢真调动了监察厅的刑侦专家组前来助阵,他们指挥着士兵翻箱倒柜的查看着每个壁柜和衣柜,连床底都搜遍了。但一直到半夜十二点,各个搜查组传回的报告都是:“没有找到人。”家族的未来继承人杳无音讯,这让卢真十分震惊。紫川宁是个关键人物,她不但关系叛军和远东军之间的关系,而且没有了紫川宁做掩护,监察厅就是一伙叛军这个事实将会赤裸裸的暴露在光天化日之下,遭到四面八方围攻。“继续搜!找不到人,大家都别想休息!”对于部下们的埋怨声,卢真充耳不闻。他红着眼睛在总长府断墙残壁的废墟中走来走去,不时对路过的官兵破口大骂:“饭桶!无能!废物!”仿佛这样对找到人有很大的帮助,心里却是充满了惶恐和绝望。在卢真疯狂的进行搜查的时候,七八六年一月一日的深夜,在帝都城外的荒野上,漫天的飞雪中,一队披着蓑衣的行人正在雪地中艰难的前进着,在他们身后,一串深深的足迹散布在脚腕的雪地中显得分外显目。“停步,大家休息一下!”李清红衣旗本解下了头罩,回过身来走向队伍后面。一名披着斗篷的少女已经被落到了队伍最后,正坐在地上大口喘着气。看着这位少女,李清的眼中满是关切和疼惜,她搀扶着对方起来:“殿下,请不要坐雪地里,会冻坏身子落下病根的。”“没事的,清姐。”紫川宁的头脸裹在斗篷里,用力挣扎着起来。她的脸蛋被冻得通红,额头上却冒出了细细的汗珠,双脚又疼又酸,已经被冻得麻木了。她的眼中含着泪,却依然倔犟的说:“这点累,算不了什么。”“殿下……这样的雪天里,让殿下如此跋涉……对不起,都是臣等无能,让您受罪了!还请您再坚持一下,只要到达克就好了。我夫君斯特林虽然无能,但对家族却是赤胆忠心,只要与他会合,我们就安全了!”紫川宁努力对李清微笑着:“清姐,这一路过来,多亏了祢。将来平叛讨逆,还得倚仗斯特林大哥。清姐,我发誓,只要我紫川家尚存一天,斯特林家族就与我紫川家共存同荣!”“殿下,您言重了。”李清严肃的说:“微臣与斯特林都是家族臣子,受家族厚恩。值此危难之际,只要有一丝良知的人都知道该勤王卫国,不过尽本份而已。殿下您如此挂怀,倒令微臣不安了。”她紧紧握住了紫川宁的手,恳切的说:“殿下,您不必担心,帝林不过一时猖獗而已。达克驻有家族的精锐部队,有拙夫辅佐,殿下统领大军转瞬即可杀回,诛杀逆贼易如反掌!”“嗯!”望着李清明澈的双眼,紫川宁用力的点头。她回头望去,漫天的风雪中,帝都巨大的轮廓在夜幕下若隐若现,紫川宁又一次热泪盈眶。“叔叔,我一定会为您复仇!”紫川家年轻的总长暗暗发誓:“帝都,我会再回来的!”?_(未完待续,如欲知后事如何,请登陆WWW.CMFU.COM,章节更多,支持作者,支持正版阅读!)第311章免费电影下载




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