A chapter every day for three days… I’m back to not having AC~
Chapter 33: To Take Revenge and Wipe Out a Grudge
In the late night, the cry of insects gradually vanished as all living beings went still. With a small candle light within Ning Xuan Palace, Ling Xiao was listening to some news that was brought by and eunuch Xiao Lizi sent out. After he listened to it, he had a stupefied expression.
“You said that the Emperor allowed the Prime Minister to return home and enjoy retirement? With Lan Wei following him?”
“Yes.” The little eunuch answered with his head bowed.
Ling Xiao leaned against the bedside, stunned at the news he heard.
He didn’t expect the Emperor to be this decisive and have the Prime Minister removed in such a short time. Based on what happened before, Ling Xiao guessed that the Emperor was protecting the Prime Minister household. But now…
Ling Xiao was truly confused, the way the Emperor handled things were unclear and hard to guess, this kind of unknown made it really hard for Ling Xiao to be calm. He did not know just exactly how much the Emperor knew about the situation.
Ling Xiao sighed, coming back to reality. He waved his hand at the kneeling eunuch and said: “Alright, you can go.”
“Yes.” The small eunuch bowed and saluted.
“Wait.” Ling Xiao suddenly called to the eunuch, speaking firmly: “Get me a bucket of hot water, I want to take a bath. Also get the me the white clothing set from my wardrobe.”
The Emperor liked wearing black, yet he preferred others to wear white clothing…
He cannot sit around waiting, he must do something,
“Your Majesty, are you not going to Ning Xuan Palace?” Xiao Lizi deferentially asked the Emperor as he saluted behind him.
With both hands behind his back, the Emperor was at the pavilion. The wind blew the night air, his back figure proud and aloof, and also clearly cold.
Xiao Lizi originally did not dare to disturb the Emperor, but the Emperor had walked out from the Imperial Study and stoof here for a while, almost an hour. If he stayed any longer, it would past midnight.
The Emperor heard Xiao Lizi’s inquiry and turned back to give him a glance. This glance was extremely intimidating, like he was blaming Xiao Lizi for disturbing him. Xiao Lizi hurried knelt on the ground when he saw it, his heart great alarmed. He was shuddering so much he wasn’t even get out a word to beg for forgiveness.
The Emperor indifferently gave him another glance and frowned in annoyance. His mind recalled another little eunuch, although that little eunuch was afraid of him, his behavior was much more interesting and adorable than this Xiao Lizi.
He pursed his lips and waved his sleeves, finally deciding on where he would go.
“Arrange a ride back.” he said.
Xiao Lizi stared blankly, they were returning back to the palace just like this? Wasn’t he going to find Steward Ling?
Just when he was being surprised, he saw Ling Xiao appearing from the distance, being supported by another eunuch.
Ling Xiao’s stature was slender, a hazy aura seemed to rise from him with his body covered in white, like an immortal that was banished from heaven. When he came closer and could see him better, he saw that his face was deathly pale. Although his hair was orderly, it was not able to hide his weak deposition.
The Emperor was frowning when he saw that while Ling Xiao finally stopped in front of the Emperor and saluted.
The Emperor supported Ling Xiao up with one hand and pulled him into his embrace. His face was somewhat displeased as he said: “You’re injury isn’t well yet, so there is no need for the courtesy. Why are you not staying in the palace to rest?”
He glanced at Ling Xiao’s shoulder, seeing that it was not bleeding, he quietly took back his gaze.
A burst of warmth filled Ling Xiao’s heart when he saw that, and he gently said: “Your servant was worried after not seeing Your Majesty back and came to take a look.”
Seeing that the Emperor’s face did not relax, Ling Xiao felt nervous and cautiously asked: “Is your servant… being too meddlesome?”
The Emperor lowered his head to look at him when he heard that.
The Ling Xiao in front of him, dressed in white clothing like snow with a pale face and sweat, but his eyes were alluring. The body in his embrace seemed to be powerless and the Emperor softenm gently laying a kiss on Ling Xiao’s hair. Then he carried him up horizontally.
“…Your Majesty..” Being picked up so suddenly, frighten, Ling Xiao clung closely to the Emperor’s neck and worriedly cried out.
The Emperor dipped down and gave him a gentle look, but did not say anything as he carried him to Ning Xuan Palace.
Ling Xiao stayed stiff, not daring to move. Since the Emperor wasn’t saying anything, he didn’t dare to say anything either. He could only stare blankly as the Emperor carried him all the way back to Ning Xuan Palace and laid him on the bed, covering him with a blanket.
“Your Majesty… this servant…”
The Emperor shook his head slightly at him: “If you have other matters, wait until you’re better first.”
“But, Your Majesty, just now you…” Ling Xiao struggled, trying to get up.
“The question We asked, is for you to first thoroughly think about then reply to Us.” The Emperor continued where Ling Xiao left off of and pressed down slightly on the shoulder Ling Xiao wasn’t injured on, trying to stop him from getting up.
At the unexpected reply, Ling Xiao could only obediently lay back down on the best, his heart nervous.
What does the Emperor mean?
“It’s late, so rest. We will go back.”
Not waiting for Ling Xiao to figure it out, the Emperor left with Xiao Lizi in tow.
Xiao Lizi sneakily gave Ling Xiao a glance before he left, what the glance showed wasn’t anything good at all.
With an astounded mind, and irregularly jumping heart, Ling Xiao panicked.
The Emperor was refusing to discuss it with him…
Ling Xiao became more uneasy, this Emperor was becoming more and more unreadable!
Ling Xiao laid restlessly for two days, but the Emperor never came to look at him again. He merely bestowed him a pile of tonics and called the imperial physician to look at his injury everyday.
In the first place, Ling Xiao’s injury wasn’t serious. So after nursing it for two days, it was almost completely healed.
Since his injury was healed, Ling Xiao who originally wanted to see the Emperor didn’t dare to see him again. He was afraid he was unable to hide the secret below, and he looked down his own lower body, pulling back his legs and bit his lips in confusion.
Mo Qi isn’t dead yet, he really isn’t reconciled to leave the palace just like this!
Ling Xiao paced around in his own palace, and finally, made a decision.
The worst decision he could make…
The Cold Palace was as shabby as before and overgrown with weeds in the courtyard. It was around 10 PM, so Ling Xiao could only borrow the light from the moonlight to clearly see the scene inside.
TL Note: Hai shi (9 – 11 PM) I really hate these ancient times…
The palace was extremely large, yet it was desolated and uninhabited. A cold wind blew though the empty place, causing people to shiver with fear.
Such a large courtyard yet not even a single fire for light, he really doesn’t know where Mo Qi would be at.
Ling Xiao touched the dagger on his waist, his sight cold. He really needed to take revenge for himself this time!
But suddenly, some conversation sounds could be heard from the side and Ling Xiao was surprised, but he hid himself and approached to take a look.
Under the dim light of the night, he could only faintly see two figures. One of the figures was sweet and fair, wearing a shabby pink dress under the moonlight. This was a figure Ling Xiao will never forget in this lifetime, it was Mo Qi!
By Mo Qi’s side was another person, that person was dressed in white, his head covered in a white turban while gold pieces hung on his body. Although he couldn’t see his face, this kind of foreign clothing could only make Ling Xiao think up of one person– Fu Yujun.
And right now, Fu Yujun was standing across Mo Qi and chatting with her.
Why are they still able to get together!
Ling Xiao spat blood.
In his past life, it was true that Fu Yujun kept chasing Mo Qi!
But Ling Xiao knew that it was because of Mo Qi’s remarkable beauty and her false gentle character along with the silhouette dance!
In this life, Ling Xiao did all he could to cause trouble, and made it so that Mo Qi and Fu Yujun would not have any interactions. Yet, why is this Fu Yujun still mixing with Mo Qi?
Just while Ling Xiao was in doubt, the two people in the distant were already embracing each other, their manner extremely intimate.
Ling Xiao cursed in his mind, he had only laid on the bed for two days, how could the two of them progress at such lightning speed!
Mo Qi’s Mary Sue Halo really is strong!
Ling Xiao gritted his teeth, if it’s like this, his revenge will suffer another obstruction, he has to hurry and settle this!
Ling Xiao clenched his fist while the two people in the distant were still talking to about something to each other. Ling Xiao was unable to hear it clearly, so he had no choice but to go closer.
But when he only just moved, Fu Yujun seemed to have sensed it and pushed away Mo Qi, eyeing the place where Ling Xiao was at.
Startled, Ling Xiao did not dare to move at all and stared closely at Fu Yujun.
Fu Yujun walked step by step closer to him slowly, like he was examining the power of the person or thing that was hiding.
When he was ten steps away from Ling Xiao, Ling Xiao could already clearly hear the sound of the grass being trampled by Fu Yujun. His heartbeat was like thunder as sweat dotted his head, his hand quietly gripped the dagger.
His mind was quickly working, but at this moment he could not think of anything. Fu Yujun and Lan Wei were about the same in martial arts, but his mind was much more nimble than Lan Wei’s. If he were to fall into his hands, then Ling Xiao felt that there would not be any opportunity for him to escape.
Could it be that he will just be caught like this and silenced by the couple that’s having an affair?
“Wu…” Just when Ling Xiao was thinking of that, his mouth was suddenly covered from behind by a hand and pulled aside to a hiding place.
Ling Xiao was so frightened that his eyes went wide and his heart was jumping nonstop. The person behind him didn’t make any sound! Ling Xiao was completely unable to guard against it!
Ling Xiao grabbed at the person behind him that was covering his mouth, his fright caused his breathing to become rough and heavy. But his eyes were looking at the place where he had just been, which was where Fu Yujun was standing and looking now. Ling Xiao’s sweat flowed down him cheek.
Fu Yujun did not examine it too long since he saw that there wasn’t anyone there. Though he was now wearing a doubtful face, he didn’t bother to search any longer and went back to go say something to Mo Qi before departing the Cold Palace quickly. Mo Qi also turned around back to her own room after Fu Yujun left.
Ling Xiao quietly sighed in relief and then noticed that his whole body was filled with cold sweat.
Seeing that the two people have separated and left, the person behind Ling Xiao also released him. Ling Xiao immediately turned to look at who it was behind him,
A person dressed in all blue, his appearance was young, but he looked haggard, his eyes were sunken and bloodshot, his hair was messy and cutted a very sorry figure. But this sorry figure could not hide the familiarity of it to Ling Xiao.
“Lan Wei.” Ling Xiao sneered and called once as he went on guard. He had just exited the tiger cave and walked into a wolf nest, he forgot to check things before he left tonight!
Lan Wei glanced at Ling Xiao in disdain before turning around and walking away, an appearance of not wanting to deal with Ling Xiao.
Upon seeing this, Ling Xiao blinked in doubt and turned his head to follow Lan Wei’s back figure. He could only see that Lan Wei’s shoulders were slightly down, looking lonely and sad.
Ling Xiao thought of the scene of Mo Qi and Fu Yujun hug, and he understood what happened.
This is called reaping what you sown!
Ling Xiao mockingly smiled, seeing that Lan Wei did not plan to do anything to him, he quietly retreated backwards. Just when he was about to run out, Lan Wei suddenly turned around and reach out one hand to pull Ling Xiao while the other one grabbed the dagger in Ling Xiao’s hand.
“Carrying a dagger and coming to the Cold Palace this night at night, what are you trying to do?” Lan Wei gave the dagger a short glance, his gaze indistinct as he stared at Ling Xiao and asked.