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第54章 万字大章

Chapter 54: A Section With a Lot of Words

御书房内,严谨的布局给人一种压抑感,凌萧战战兢兢的跪在冰冷的地面上,面上竟是忐忑。

Within the Imperial Study, the strict arrangement gave people a stifling feel. Trembling with fear, Ling Xiao knelt on the ice-cold floor, his face full of nervousness.

这个屋内,就只剩下自己与皇帝二人。

Within this room remained only two people, the Emperor and himself.

“你叫什么?”皇帝突然来到了自己的面前,高大的身影笼罩住自己,带来了一定的压迫感。

“What is your name?” The Emperor suddenly walked in front of him, his tall figure overshadowed his and brought a sense of oppression.

凌萧忙恭敬的答道:“回皇上,奴才小凌子。”

Ling Xiao hurriedly replied respectfully: “Answering Your Majesty, this servant is Xiao Lingzi.”

“朕问你,入宫前的名字是什么?”

“We ask you, what is your name before you entered the palace?”

皇帝的声音很平淡,就像是问一件无关紧要的事情,但是这也足够让跪着的凌萧万分疑惑,不过,纵使疑惑,他却也不敢不答,只得恭敬的回道:“回皇上,奴才凌萧。”

The Emperor’s voice was very flat, like he was asking about an insignificant matter, but it was enough to cause the kneeling Ling Xiao some doubt. However, even if he was doubtful, he still does not dare to not reply. He could only deferentially reply to him: “Answering Your Majesty, this servant is Ling Xiao.”

TL Note: Looks like all eunuch get their name to Xiao (surname)zi. Steward Xu called him Xiao Lingzi before.

“凌萧。”皇帝咀嚼着这个名字,抿了抿唇道:“你是为你家主子来的?”

“Ling Xiao.” The Emperor chewed over the name, pursed his lip and asked: “Are you here for you family master?”

凌萧低头:“是。”

Ling Xiao dipped his head: “Yes.”

皇帝闻言挑眉,俯视着跪在地上的小太监:“你倒坦白。”

The Emperor raised an eyebrow, looking down at the kneeling little eunuch: “You’re pretty honest.”

“皇上,主子对您一片赤诚,近几日您不在,主子都消瘦了。”凌萧行礼答道。

“Your Majesty, Master is wholly devoted to you. You have not been present for a while and Master is already wasting away.” Ling Xiao saluted and answered.

皇帝闻言,扫了跪着的小太监一眼,转身走回了桌边,挥手道:“下去吧。”

The Emperor heard that, swept his gaze across the little eunuch and turned to walk to the table. Waving his hand, he said: “You can go.”

皇帝的语气似是不悦,凌萧无奈,只得行礼应道:“奴才……告退。”

The Emperor’s tone sounded displeased and Ling Xiao was helpless, so he could only salute and reply: “This servant… will leave.”

凌萧迷糊的睁开了双眼,迷茫的望着头顶的纱帐,转动着脖颈四处看了看,才发现此时已是深夜,房内了无一人,只有晕黄的灯盏闪烁。

Ling Xiao opened his eyes in a daze, looking at the cotton veil above him and at his surroundings. Only then did he notice it was very late and he room had no other people, there was only a dim yellow lantern flickering.

刚刚……那是梦……

Just now… that was a dream…

凌萧翻身坐起,复杂的敛下了眸,居然梦到了上辈子这么久远的事情,那时候莫绮刚进宫,刚被册封,并没有皇帝注意的地方,莫绮苦守了几天,不见皇帝前来,便让凌萧想办法。

Ling Xiao turned and got up, a complicated look in his gaze. He had unexpectedly dreamed of an old matter from his past life, that time, Mo Qi had just entered the palace and was just barely conferred a title. She did not have anything the Emperor paid attention to and suffered for several days. Not seeing the Emperor come, Ling Xiao thought up of a way.

但当时的凌萧也才刚进宫,人脉不足,情况也不够了解,哪里敢随便想办法,只能大胆的去求见皇帝,想着即使不能成功让皇帝想起莫绮,起码也能知道一些皇帝的想法。

But Ling Xiao back then had also just entered the palace, he did not have enough connections and he also didn’t understand his circûmstances well. How would he dare to randomly think of a way? So he could only brazenly go ask for permission to see the Emperor, thinking that even if he can’t get the Emperor to think of Mo Qi, he could at least get some insight on how the Emperor thinks.

那一次的见面,凌萧将来意说予皇帝听,明显感觉到了皇帝的不悦,但是,他那次却是成功了,当天晚上皇帝就出现在了莫绮的宫里。

Every since their first meeting, Ling Xiao could clearly feel the Emperor’s displeasure when he talked to the Emperor about Mo Qi in the future. However, he had succeeded that day since the Emperor had shown up in Mo Qi’s palace that night.

本以为是皇帝是因为他的言辞,觉得莫绮一番情深意重才来的,后面越发了解皇帝,凌萧才觉得皇帝肯定是另有自己的关注点。

Ling Xiao originally thought that the reason why the Emperor showed up was become of of his words and felt Mo Qi’s deep feelings. But in the end, Ling Xiao started to understand and was certain that the reason he came was because of some other interesting point he paid attention to.

可上辈子的凌萧一直不知道皇帝的关注点在哪,倒是,皇帝自问了自己的名字之后,就惯用了“凌萧”称呼他了。

But the Ling Xiao of his past life never found out just what was taking the Emperor’s interest. However, after the Emperor asked him his name, he would habitually use “Ling Xiao” to address him.

这辈子和皇帝相遇,凌萧也是回想起上辈子的这事情,没有再回答皇帝“小凌子”这个称呼,而是用了上辈子皇帝问过的“凌萧”。

When Ling Xiao met the Emperor in this lifetime, Ling Xiao had remembered the event from before and did not reply to the Emperor that his name was “Xiao Lingzi”, rather, he directly answered the way the Emperor asked for before and said “Ling Xiao.”

而皇帝,明显较为喜欢“凌萧”这个称呼。

And the Emperor, clearly likes to call him “Ling Xiao.”

是自己的名字有什么问题吗?

Was it his own name that has a problem?

凌萧百思不得其解,不由纠结的甩了甩头。

No matter how much he thought about it, he couldn’t understand it. Ling Xiao flung his head around in confusion.

现在追究这个也没什么意思了,都已经离宫了,今后也不会再见着皇帝了。

There was no meaning of thinking about that, he already left the palace, and will no longer see the Emperor.

奇怪的是,自己出宫这么久,从没有梦见过皇帝,这突然间梦上了,凌萧心里总有点不安。

But what was strange was that even though he left the palace this long, he had never dreamed about the Emperor. This sudden dream made Ling Xiao feel uneasy.

果然,是因为酒楼那一闪而过的影子么!凌萧抿唇皱眉。

As expected, it was because of that shadow that just flickered by! Ling Xiao pursed his lips and frowned.

突然眼前一暗,面前出现了一个阴影,凌萧本能的抬头,那黑影一闪,却并没有给凌萧看清楚的机会。

Suddenly, the sight before his eyes went dark, a shadow appearing in front of him. Ling Xiao raised his head on instinct, but that shadow flashed and didn’t give him the chance to see clearly.

凌萧吓得心脏砰然跳动,他想要呼喊出声,声音还没来得及出口,唇上便感觉一阵湿热。

Ling Xiao’s heart started to pound out of fright and he wanted to shout, but before he could even make a sound, something warm and moist covered his own lips.

他竟是被亲了!

He was kissed!

凌萧愕然的瞪眼,却正面对视着一双幽深的重瞳。

Ling Xiao widen his eyes, stunned. But what was in front of him was a pair of serene and deep, double-pupil eyes.

这双眼睛,这双有着重瞳的眼睛,凌萧一辈子都忘不了……

This pair of eyes, this pair of eyes that has a double-pupil, Ling Xiao can never forget it in his entire life…

牧国的皇帝牧崇玄!

Mu Country’s Emperor, Mu Chong Xuan!

凌萧惊愕得忘记了挣扎,皇帝好心情的碾磨着凌萧的唇瓣,顺着小太监唇上的缝隙,钻入小太监的口中,尽情的汲取那里面的芬香。

So stunned, Ling Xiao forgot to struggle and the Emperor happily kissed Ling Xiao, following the small gap between his lips, he made his way into his mouth, doing as he pleased as he drew away the fragrance there.

嘴里的酥麻,让凌萧回神,他猛然手脚并用的推搡着皇帝。

His mouth limp and numb, allowed Ling Xiao to return to his senses and he suddenly used his hands and feet to shove away the Emperor.

皇帝感受到了凌萧的拒绝,微微皱眉,不悦的将凌萧翻身压下。

The Emperor felt Ling Xiao’s refusal and slightly frowned. Displeased, he turned Ling Xiao over and pressed him down.

高大的身躯压在凌萧的身上,阻止了凌萧的挣扎,皇帝双手紧握着凌萧的手腕,将之束缚在凌萧的头两侧,俯身恣意的品尝着眼前的红唇。

The large figure pressing down on Ling Xiao’s body prevented Ling Xiao from struggling. The Emperor firmly held onto Ling Xiao’s wrists with both hands and held them to Ling Xiao’s side. Then he leaned over without restraint and sampled the red lips before him.

“唔……”

“Hnn…”

凌萧左闪右躲,躲不过皇帝炽热的吻,小别胜新婚,这吻霸道有余带了许多缠绵。

Ling Xiao dodged left and right but couldn’t dodge the Emperor’s passionate kiss. As if they were newlyweds, this kiss overbearing kiss had many emotions behind it.

吻得凌萧晕头转向,挣扎不知何时,变成了迎合,手竟兀自的勾住了皇帝的脖颈,头微仰着,主动的任由皇帝侵占。

Kissing him so much Ling Xiao because confused and disoriented. He didn’t know when, but his struggling had turned into pandering, his hands hooked around the Emperor’s neck, his head tilted and actively letting the Emperor invade in his mouth.

“哈啊~”

“Haaaa~”

全身泛起要命的灼热,呼吸变得不畅,下身开始肿胀,凌萧难耐的扭动着身躯,衣裳不知不觉间,滑落下了肩头,露出了胸前一大片诱人的肌肤。

His whole body erupted into a heat that wanted his life, his breathing hard, and his lower body started to swell. Ling Xiao moved impatiently and turned around, his clothes unconsciously sliding down his shoulder while he was at it, exposing a large amount of alluring skin on his chest.

似是感觉到了凌萧的不耐,皇帝离开了凌萧的唇,目光很快被吸引在了那一片胸膛之上。

As if sensing Ling Xiao’s impatience, the Emperor left his lips and his gaze was attracted by his chest.

白皙的肌肤,泛着粉潮,带着惑人的色泽,引诱着他人上前品尝。

Fair skin with a rosy tint, carrying a color and luster that dazzled people, seducing them into stepping forward to sample.

皇帝的重瞳颜色渐深,带着要将人吞噬一般的欲念,他伸出了宽厚的手掌,覆上了那一片裸露的肌肤。

The Emperor’s double-pupil darken, carrying a desire as if he wanted to swallow him, he reached out a large palm and touched the naked skin before him.

皇帝的手掌上,带着习武人特有的茧子,触碰在粉嫩的皮肤上,惊得凌萧弹跳了一下,身体爽利的颤栗着,仅仅是手掌的触碰,就让凌萧全身酥软至极。

The Emperor’s palm had callus from martial arts, touching the tender rosy skin startled Ling Xiao he gaze a small jump. His body perked up in pleasure, the palm barely touched him yet Ling Xiao felt extremely weak.

这具身体,敏感的不可思议。

This body’s sensitivity was too inconceivable.

凌萧睁开迷离的双眼,粗重的喘息,眼中尽是渴求,这番模样似是取悦了皇帝,皇帝好心情的俯身在他唇上轻轻落下一吻。

Ling Xiao opened his blurred eyes, heavily panting for breath. His eyes were full of longing and this appearance pleased the Emperor. The Emperor happily leaned over and lightly planted a kiss on his lips.

“看来,你也很想朕。”

“Looks like, you also really miss Us.”

清冷的声音带了些磁性,落在凌萧的心头,让凌萧全身泛起一阵酥麻,他不由低吟出声,下身更是肿胀不堪。

The clear cold voice carried an odd attraction, falling into Ling Xiao’s mind. Ling Xiao’s body felt a suddenly limpness and he couldn’t help but make a low noise, his lower body swelling even more unbearably.

他缩起双腿想要磨蹭那难耐的位置,双腿却倏然间碰到皇帝那发硬物事,那物灼热得令凌萧惊跳起身,神智瞬间被烫醒。

He pulled back his legs, wanting to lightly rub himself to free of that unbearably feeling, but when he pulled back his legs, he touched the Emperor’s burning hot matter and that heat gave Ling Xiao a shock, his mind sobering up from the heat.

然而,皇帝似是被凌萧这番动作,挑逗得崩断了最后一根理智的弦,此时,他闷哼一声,身子便朝凌萧压来。

However, the Emperor seemed to have been teased by Ling Xiao’s movement so that his last strand of reason broke and he lowly moaned, his body pressing down on Ling Xiao.

炙热的吻零零散散的落在凌萧的身上,带来一阵让凌萧难以忍受的酥痒,凌萧轻吟着,眼角又泛起了湿热。

Boiling hot kisses landed at random on Ling Xiao’s body, the feelings they brought were hard for Ling Xiao to endure, like soft tickles. Ling Xiao softly moaned, the corner of his eyes moistening.

“皇……皇上……等……等等……”

“Your… Your Majesty… wai… wait…”

他艰难的推搡着皇帝,皇帝却推不动丝毫,情急之下,凌萧咬牙,手腕用上了傅禹君所教自己的巧劲。

He tried to push the Emperor, but the Emperor did not get pushed back at all. In a moment of desperation, Ling Xiao clenched his teeth and his wrist used the skill that Fu Yujun taught him.

皇帝不慎,便被推开了稍许,他微微讶异的挑眉,伸手抓过了凌萧的手腕,危险的眯眼。

The Emperor noticed and pushed away a little, his eyebrows slightly raised in surprise. He grabbed Ling Xiao’s wrist, narrowing his eyes dangerously.

“十几日不见,倒是学会了一些让朕不喜的东西。”

“Haven’t seen you for a dozen days and you have certainly learned a couple things We are not fond of.”

皇帝的语气平淡,让人听不出喜怒,但他的目光又极具威胁,让凌萧打心底的对他产生畏惧。

The Emperor’s voice was flat, you would be unable to hear his anger, but his gaze was threatening. Fear arose from the bottom of Ling Xiao’s heart.

凌萧咽了咽口水,尽量用恭敬的语气说道:“这只是凌萧学来的防身之术。”

Ling Xiao swallowed his saliva, using the most respectful voice he could muster, he said: “This is just some self-defense Ling Xiao learnt.

“防身之术?”皇帝凑近了凌萧,伸出了另一只手捏住了凌萧的下巴:“用在了朕的身上?”

“Self-defense?” The Emperor approached Ling Xiao and grasp Ling Xiao’s chin: “Who are you going to use it on?”

凌萧瞪眼,他很想回答说“防得就是你这个皇帝”。

Ling Xiao widen his eyes, what he really wanted to say was “to protect myself from you, this Emperor”.

但皇帝的目光大有凌萧敢点头就要凌萧人头落地的压迫感,压迫得凌萧急急忙忙的摇头。

But the Emperor gave off the oppressing feeling that if Ling Xiao dare to nod his head, his head would fall so he hurried shook his head.

皇帝面色稍缓,松开了对凌萧的束缚,凌萧借机挪后了一步,皇帝见状,瞥了凌萧一眼,干脆大手一挥,将凌萧捞进了怀里。

The Emperor’s face somewhat relaxed and released his hold on Ling Xiao. Ling Xiao seized the opportunity to shift back a bit, the Emperor eyed Ling Xiao when he saw that and straightforwardly waved his hand and caught Ling Xiao into his embrace.

凌萧身子一僵,皇帝见状,手掌轻移,在凌萧身上各处点火,将凌萧玩弄得连连喘息,身子柔成了一滩春水。

Ling Xiao’s body went stiff which the Emperor noticed and his hands started to gently move, lighting up a fire wherever he touched Ling Xiao and made him repeatedly gasp for breath. His body went soft like a puddle of spring water.

“不……别这样……皇上……”

“No…don’t…Your Majesty…”

凌萧挣扎着拒绝,皇帝却恍若未闻,凌萧咬牙,手掌紧了松松了紧,身子要命的爽利,理智徘徊在边缘,这一次明明没有用药,为何在接受皇帝的触碰却会这般舒服……

Ling Xiao struggled to reject it, but the Emperor acted as if he didn’t hear. Ling Xiao clenched his teeth, his hand tightening while his body gave him devastating pleasures and his reason dithered at the edge. He obviously wasn’t drugged this time, so why was the Emperor’s touch so pleasureable…

他难道已经食髓知味了吗!

Was it because he had already experienced it once before and wants to try it again?!

凌萧惊愕,下身却突然被包裹在满是厚茧的手中,凌萧舒爽的一阵轻颤,惊呼出声。

Ling Xiao felt stunned, but his lower part was suddenly wrapped in a thick hand and he trembled from the sudden burst of pleasure, crying out.

这一声,包含了极致的舒爽与错愕。

This cry carried the peak of his pleasure and astonishment.

皇帝竟然会碰他那物,这不是他隐瞒皇帝的所在吗,皇帝竟然……

The Emperor would actually touch that part of him? Wasn’t it the part that he hide from the Emperor? The Emperor would actually…

难道皇帝是想亲自执行阉割之刑?!

Does the Emperor want to personally castrate him?!

思及此,凌萧瞬间冷汗袭袭,被包裹的那处明明爽利至极,却也俨然软了下来。

Ling Xiao was filled with cold sweat as he thought of that. Although his lower part felt very pleasureable being held, it had still gone limp.

皇帝见状,眯眼回头看了凌萧一眼,凌萧面色苍白,额前流着冷汗,对视皇帝这般视线,他惊慌失措。

The Emperor narrowed his eyes to look at Ling Xiao when he saw that. Ling Xiao’s face was pale white, cold sweat flowing from his forehead, he was losing his head out of fear when the Emperor turned his sights onto him.

身上的衣服快滑落下来,他都无暇再去理会,只是盯着皇帝握着他那物,身子尤为僵硬。

The clothing on his body was quickly sliding off, but he was too busy to worry about it. He merely stared close at the Emperor holding onto that thing, his body especially stiff.

殊不知,他此番模样,目含春意,挑逗一般盯着自己的性器,长袍半褪不褪得挂在手臂上,更为他添上了一分独特的风情与味道。

Little he would realize, that his current look with his eyes misting with lust, staring at his own sex organ like he was enticing someone, and his clothing that was still hanging off his arms added him even more flirtatious feelings.

皇帝眼神暗了暗,手下便开始动作。

The Emperor’s eyes darken and his hand below started to move.

“啊~”

“Ahhhh~”

皇帝这一动,弄得凌萧腰间一软,便无力的瘫倒在了床,声音也止不住的往外泄露。

With the Emperor’s one actions, it made Ling Xiao go soft at his waist and he laid powerlessly and spread out on the bed, his voice unceasingly leaking out.

那声音带着承受不住的舒爽一般,抖颤向上,最后剩下尖颤得尾音。

His voice carried a pleasure that he could not bear, he trembled until he made one final cry.

叫得皇帝心头一颤,目光又深远了几分。

His cry caused the Emperor’s heart to shake and his gaze turned even deeper.

皇帝手下动作未停,凌萧便吟哦不止,那声音一会宛如受不住一般,嘶哑低沉,一会又似是舒服到极致一般,轻哼高昂。

The Emperor did not stop his movement below and Ling Xiao continued to moan. His voice sounded like he couldn’t endure it anymore, huskily crying out in a low voice as he once again peaked in pleasure and a high moan ripped out of him.

甜腻的嗓音,起起伏伏,听进人的心里头,带给他人一身的燥热。

Such a sweet and unctuous voice, rising and lowering, shot straight to one’s head and caused one to impatiently heat up.

皇帝的动作越见的快,凌萧步入佳境,直到最后,腰竟渐渐跟随着皇帝的动作摆动了起来。

The Emperor’s action became faster and faster and Ling Xiao entered the realm of the utmost pleasure until finally, his own waist started to follow the Emperor’s movement.

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………

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一泄之后,凌萧失神的瘫软在床,享受着过后的余韵。

After cûmming, Ling Xiao lazed dazed and limp on the bed, enjoying the pleasant feeling that lingered after.

皇帝的手,此时悄然的伸到了凌萧的身后。

The Emperor’s hand now quietly reached behind Ling Xiao’s back.

微微的试探,轻轻的扩张。

Slowly probing and softly stretching him.

凌萧此时沉浸在刚才美好的感受当中,恍然不知皇帝此番动作。

Ling Xiao did not notice the Emperor’s sudden movement while immersed in his pleasant feeling.

直到最后皇帝直捣黄龙,那刺痛才让凌萧回神,然而,已经为时已晚。

He only came to his senses from that stab of pain when the Emperor finally attacked, but it was too late by then.

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………

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那一夜,凌萧也不知皇帝什么时候停下的,也不知道自己又是什么时候睡着的。

That night, Ling Xiao did not know when the Emperor stopped, nor did he know when he had fallen asleep.

他只知道他嗓子都快要叫哑了,什么求饶的话都说了,皇帝就是不肯停下。

He only knows that his throat had almost gave out on him, any kind of words for mercy were said, but the Emperor just wouldn’t stop.

天亮,凌萧是被一声尖叫惊醒的。

At dawn, Ling Xiao was roused by a screech.

他迷糊的睁眼望向来处,便见红叶一脸吃惊的望着自己。

He muddled-headily opened his eyes and looked around, only to see Hong Ye staring at him with a face of shock.

凌萧皱了皱眉头,顺着她不可思议的目光看向自己,只见自己袒露着身体,全身上下布满了密密麻麻的吻痕。

Ling Xiao wrinkled his brows and followed her gaze down to look at himself. What he saw was his exposed body, covered in numerous kiss marks.

凌萧脑子里猛然浮现出昨晚的一幕一幕,脸不由“蹭”的一下,红了个透彻,他急忙扯过被单遮住了自己的身体,左右一看,发觉皇帝早已不见了踪影。

Last night’s scene suddenly appeared in Ling Xiao’s mind and his face couldn’t help but ‘slow’ then turn red. He hastily pulled the blanket over to cover his body, looked left and right before finally realizing the Emperor had long left without a trace.

而自己身后明显是清理过了,那里带着湿热恐怕是药都上好了。

His behind had clearly already been cleaned up, the moist warmth from there showed that the medicine was probably also applied.

想到可能是皇帝亲自给自己那处上得药,凌萧就感觉身体一阵发热,敏感的身体光是想象就一阵酥麻。

Thinking about how it could had been the Emperor personally placing medicine at that area, Ling Xiao suddenly felt a burst of heat and his sensitive body went limp just from imagining it.

凌萧咬牙,蹙眉抵抗这噬魂的滋味,清了清嗓子,带了些呵责的道:“红叶,你怎么不敲门吶?”

Ling Xiao clenched his teeth, frowning to resist this soul-devouring feeling and cleared his throat, “Hong Ye, why didn’t you knock on the door?”

红叶回神,低头带了丝委屈的应道:“公子,红叶敲门了,敲了许久,不见公子有回应,怕公子出什么事,这才大胆进来看看。”

Hong Ye returned to her senses and bowed her head, feeling wronged as she replied, “Young Master, Hong Ye did knock. This one knocked for a long time but did not hear Young Master respond, so this one was afraid something happened to you and therefore brazenly came in to see.”

凌萧闻言望了望天色,天确实已经大亮,恐怕是他昨晚太累,睡得太死,才会听不见敲门声。

Ling Xiao heard the answer and turned to look at the sky. It was really already well into the day, it was likely that because he was too tired last night, he had slept too dead and wasn’t able to hear the knocking.

想着,凌萧微微不好意思的撩了撩头发,红叶见此咬牙,带了丝疑惑的问道:“公子,您身上这些……”

Ling Xiao embarrassed played with his hair when he thought of that. Hong Ye clenched her teeth when she saw that, her eyes carrying a trace of misgiving as she asked, “Young Master, your body…”

凌萧闻言,神情一顿,敛眸。

Ling Xiao heard and he paused, collecting himself.

这种事情让他怎么跟小姑娘说?

How would he be able to talk about such a matter with a young woman?

即使这个小姑娘不简单。

Even if she wasn’t a simple woman.

而且,他也没必要说吧?

Furthermore, he doesn’t have any reason to talk about it right?

想着,凌萧故作主人气势道:“我要如何,没必要向你汇报吧?”

With those thoughts, Ling Xiao feigned a master’s imposing manner, “I have no reason to tell you what I do right?”

红叶闻言,面色一白,委屈得低下了头,双手互相拽着,低头糯糯的道:“红叶只是关心公子。”

Hong Ye heard and her face went white, feeling wronged as she lowered her head, her hands played together as she gloomily said, “Hong Ye was just worried about Young Master.”

红叶一脸的委屈,那低头因为不被理解而难受的模样,就像是自己欺负了她一般,这倒是让凌萧有些不好意思了。

With a face of grievance, her lowered head and suffering face made it look like he had bullied her, so Ling Xiao felt sorry.

凌萧张了张嘴,想要安慰一下这红叶,却发觉找不出词汇,无奈之下,他清了清嗓子转移了话题道:“现在什么时辰了。”

Ling Xiao opened her mouth, wanting to comfort Hong Ye a bit but found himself unable to find the words for it. Helpless, he only cleared his throat and change the subject, “What time is it now?”

“快要午时了。”红叶答道。

“It’s almost noon.” Hong Ye answered.

“这么晚了!”凌萧惊讶。

“So late!” Ling Xiao was surprised.

他还和傅禹君约好,今早要晨练的呢!

He had even made an appointment with Fu Yujun to do morning exercise this today!

凌萧想要起身,发觉身上未着一物,而红叶还在门口,他怏怏然的又坐了回去,开口道:“红叶,你先下去吧。”

Ling Xiao wanted to get up, but then noticed that he wasn’t wearing anything and Hong Ye was still at the entrance. He discontentedly sat back down and said,, “Hong Ye, you can leave first.”

末了,他又警告道:“红叶,这事是我自己的私事,越少人知道越好,你明白我的意思吗?”

In the end, he also warned, “Hong Ye, this is my own personal matter. The fewer people that knows the better, do you understand what I mean?”

红叶闻言微微一愣,低下的头不知道再想些什么,随后她轻柔的道:“红叶知道了,若是如此,公子那些痕迹可要遮好了,莫要被他人看见了,尤其是二皇子。”

Hong Ye looked slightly blank at what she heard, thought a bit with her head lowered then softly said, “Hong Ye understands. If it’s like this, Young Master would have to clean up those traces well, it might be seen by someone else, especially the Second Prince.”

红叶退下了,凌萧总觉得她最后一句话里有话。

Hong Ye withdrew. Ling Xiao kept feeling that Hong Ye’s final words held some other meaning.

仔细一想,又觉得没什么问题,身上这些痕迹本来就最不能让傅禹君看见。

When he thought more about it, he felt that there wasn’t anything deeper to them. The person that shouldn’t see the traces on his body was Fu Yujun in the first place.

不然,他追问到底,自己该怎么回答。

Otherwise, if he asked about what happened, how should he answer?

回答牧国皇帝从牧国皇宫跑出来了?跑到了邵国抓着他一晚上缠绵?

Answer that the Mu Country Emperor had ran out from the Mu Country imperial palace? Then ran over to Shao Country to tangle with in for a night?

且不说,这话傅禹君会不会相信,就算他相信了,他在牧国被皇帝这般对待,此时,皇帝来到了邵国,他要怎么对付独身在外的牧国皇帝?

Leaving that aside, whether Fu Yujun would believe it, even if he did believe it, with him being treated by the Mu Country Emperor like this, if the Emperor came to Shao Country now, how would he face the unmarried Mu Country Emperor outside?

TL Note: Concubines could be taken without any of the ceremonies used in marriages. So he’s technically “unmarried”?

自己身上的这些痕迹,很难说是不自愿的吧?若是傅禹君误会自己与皇帝是早有预谋的联合,那也会威胁到自己的安危。

It was hard to say that the traces on his body were involuntary right? If Fu Yujun misunderstood that he and the Emperor had a plan in advance, then it would threaten his own safety.

虽然这个可能性很小,但也不是没有的,皇帝在了邵国这事,绝对不能让傅禹君知道。

Although this possibility is rather low, it was not without possibility. He absolutely cannot let Fu Yujun know that the Emperor is in Shao Country.

凌萧为自己找着将皇帝行踪隐瞒下来的借口。

Ling Xiao tried to find himself an excuse to hide the Emperor’s whereabouts.

他到底是不希望皇帝有危险的。

When all was said in done, he doesn’t wish for the Emperor to be in danger.

微显纠结的皱眉,凌萧扶着酸疼的腰,将衣服穿好,匆忙的洗漱完,走到了前院。

With his face tangled in confusion and grimace, Ling Xiao held his aching waist and wore his clothes, hastily washing his face and walking to the front courtyard.

却发现,平时练武的地方,并不见傅禹君,凌萧疑惑,便去了傅禹君的房间,见傅禹君正睡眼惺忪的从房内出来。

What what he found was that the place where they normally practiced martial arts did not have Fu Yujun. Puzzled, Ling Xiao went to Fu Yujun’s room, only to see the man drowsily walk out from within.

见到凌萧,傅禹君眼中的睡意去了几分,他忙上前,微显歉意的说道:“今日我睡晚了,失约了。”

When he saw Ling Xiao, the sleepiness in Fu Yujun’s eyes dispersed a bit and he hurried walked up to him, apologizing deeply: “I slept late today and missed the appointment.”

凌萧一愣,诧异的望着傅禹君,傅禹君向来早起,没想到也有睡晚的时候。

Ling Xiao ws surprised, staring at Fu Yujun with astonishment. Fu Yujun has always had the habit of getting up early, he didn’t expect that he would also have a day he would oversleep.

还偏偏是昨夜……

And was even last night…

难道是皇帝搞得鬼?

Was it the Emperor’s work?

凌萧沉思,傅禹君望着凌萧这幅模样,无奈的敲了敲他的头:“你想什么呢,这么入神?”

Ling Xiao sank into thought while Fu Yujun saw his appearance and helpless knocked on his head: “Just what are you thinking about, so deep in your thoughts?”

“啊……”凌萧回神,随意答道:“在想,我们还练武吗?”

“Ah…” Ling Xiao returned to his senses and randomly replied: “I was just thinking if we were still practicing today.”

傅禹君抬头瞧了瞧天色,应道:“不了,今日我还要去皇兄府上一趟。”

Fu Yujun raised his head to take a look at the sky and responded, “Can’t, I still have to go to Imperial Brother’s home today.”

“?”凌萧疑惑的望着傅禹君。

“?” Ling Xiao puzzled looked at Fu Yujun.

小奴才被灼热的阳光,照着面上带了丝粉红,眼角湿润,眼眉含情,浑然生成了一种妖娆的风情,勾人非常,但他此时又用那般天真而好奇的目光望着自己,清纯的无知,混杂在这一身妖冶之姿当中,着实惑人犯罪。

The little servant’s face had a trace of pinkness due to the burning heat. His eyes were slightly moist with a slightly quirked eyebrows, that gave him an enchanting grace. It was very seductive now that he was even using that sort of naive and curious gaze to stare at him. Such pure ignorance mixed with his beauty really baited a person to commit a crime.

傅禹君心脏不规律的跳动,带动身上泛起一阵灼热。

Fu Yujun’s heart started to pound without reason and a burst of heat flash through his body.

今天的小奴才,格外的令人心动。

Today’s little servant really caused one’s heart to throb.

他微显不自在的转开了视线,又清了请嗓子道:“今日虽是睡得晚了,却想到了一个引出莫绮的好办法”

He slightly conspicuously turned his line of sight, feeling uncomfortable. He cleared his throat: “Although I have slept in today, I had thought of a good way to draw out Mo Qi.”

“莫绮?”凌萧挑眉。

“Mo Qi?” Ling Xiao raised an eyebrow.

傅禹君点头:“那个秘密,我要问出来。”

Fu Yujun nodded, “I will get the answer to that secret.”

虽说有了小奴才,自己对那名舞者也并不是那么执着了,但是,傅禹君还是想要找出来,看看能让牧国皇帝藏着的究竟是怎样一个人。

Now that he has the little servant, he wasn’t actually that attached to that dancer anymore. However, Fu Yujun still wanted to find her and take a look at just what kind of person they would be that the Emperor of Mu Country would hide her so.

当然,当初的迷恋,到了现在,有了小奴才的出现,已经淡了许多,但好奇一直都在。

His infatuation from before has dispersed a lot with the appearance of the little servant, but his curiosity was still there.

傅禹君无论如何,都想亲眼见见那名舞者。

No matter what, Fu Yujun wanted to take a look at the dancer with his own two eyes.

凌萧听闻傅禹君的决心,面色一顿,僵硬了表情。

Hearing Fu Yujun’s determination, Ling Xiao’s face paused and his expression turned stiff.

这傅禹君竟然为什么对这件事这么执着!

Just why was this Fu Yujun so attached to this matter?!

有什么好见的?

What’s so special about it?

要是他知道,那舞者就是自己这么一个大男人,估计,他得呕死,凌萧翻了翻白眼,懒得再纠结傅禹君所想,倒是对引出莫绮这事有了极大的兴趣。

If he were to know that that dancer was him, a man, he guessed that he would want to vomit to death. Ling Xiao rolled his eyes, too lazy to continue being tangled up with Fu Yujun’s thoughts and gave the matter about drawing Mo Qi out his full attention.

想着,凌萧问道:“你想出了什么办法,让你皇兄放出莫绮?”

While thinking, Ling Xiao asked: “What kind of idea do you have to make your Imperial Brother let go of Mo Qi?”

傅禹君道:“皇兄其实最怕死了,那莫绮身上有剧毒,如果告诉皇兄,那毒是会传染的,不用我们做什么,皇兄自会将莫绮赶出府邸。”

Fu Yujun answered: “Imperial Brother fears death the most. Mo Qi right now has a highly toxic poison on her, if we told Imperial Brother that that poison is infectious, we wouldn’t even need to do anything and he would drive her out.”

凌萧恍然大悟,笑道:“所以,到时候只要派人盯着大皇子的府邸各处,就能将莫绮找出。”

Ling Xiao suddenly realized and smiled: “So, we just need to have someone watch the First Prince’s home at that time and would be able to find Mo Qi.”

傅禹君笑着点头。

Fu Yujun smiled and nodded his head.

凌萧扬眉道:“可是,若是她死了呢?你都说那是剧毒了。”

Ling Xiao raised an eyebrow: “However, what if she was already dead? You did say it was highly toxic poison.

傅禹君闻言,敛眸假象了一番。轻叹道:“死了不就如了你的意愿,你复仇了。”

Fu Yujun put on a facade when he heard that. He lightly sighed: “If she died if would be like your wishes came true, and you have successfully avenged yourself.

见凌萧撇嘴,几欲开口,傅禹君知道他不是想知道自己所说,不由轻笑道:“如果你是说我的话,也不用担心,若是莫绮真死了,那大概是真的与那名舞者无缘,我也不再强求了。”

Fu Yujun saw Ling Xiao’s mouth twitch and continued to speak. Fu Yujun knows that he didn’t want him to talk about how it would be like for Ling Xiao, he unconsciously smiled: “If you mean me, then you don’t need to worry. If Mo Qi really died, then she probably really didn’t have anything to do with that dancer. I won’t force the issue anymore.”

凌萧讶然,傅禹君这会又说得这么云淡风轻了?

Ling Xiao was astounded, Fu Yujun would say it so lightly?

凌萧发觉他真搞不懂这个男人。

Ling Xiao was now aware that he really wasn’t able to make sense of this man.

小奴才面上一会诧异,一会疑惑,一会又叹息的模样,生动得紧,让傅禹君打心底的欢喜,他温柔了神情,轻笑的刮了刮凌萧挺直的鼻梁,不禁柔声道:“毕竟,现在除了舞者,我有了更让我心动的人。”

The little servant had a face of astonishment, one moment it was doubt and another it would be a sighing appearance. It was extremely vivid and made Fu Yujun happy from the depths of his heart, he gave a gentle look and lightly smiled, scratched Ling Xiao’s nose a bit and gently said: “After all, I now have a man that can make my heart beat besides that dancer.”

凌萧讶然的抬头,傅禹君却错身,往门口走去:“中午你自己留在府里用餐,不用等我了。”

Ling Xiao raised in his head in surprise, but Fu Yujun moved and slipped to the door: “You can eat by yourself in the house, you don’t need to wait for me.”

“……”这就走了?

“……” He’s leaving just like that?

看来,也不是如他自己所说的那么云淡风轻吗!

It looks like, it wasn’t as carefree as he had said!

凌萧回到自己的院落,有些纳闷。

Ling Xiao returned back to his court, a bit bewildered.

那支舞真的有这般吸引人么?

Was that dance really so attractive?

凌萧疑惑,自己的舞蹈自己一直是最清楚的,他很有自信。

Ling Xiao was really doubtful. He was the clearest on his own dance, he was very confident.

但是,他也没有想到,可以让傅禹君如此执着。

However, he also didn’t think it would cause Fu Yujun to be so attached to it.

凌萧在房间内沉思,见左右无人,便走到镜面处,轻微的踏出了舞步,看着镜面里的人舞动,遥想着若是自己见到了这么一个舞者……

Ling Xiao was contemplating in his room. Taking a look around and seeing no one, he walked in front of the mirror and lightly stepped out the dance steps. He watched himself in the mirror move, he thought to himself if he had saw such a dancer…

“唔……”刚踏出两个舞步,门口就传来一声压抑的惊呼,凌萧一惊,连忙收回了动作,看向门口。

“Oh…” Just when he had done a few dance steps, a cry of surprise came from the entrance. Startled, he hurried stopped his movement and he looked toward the door.

是一身红衣化着精致妆容的红叶,凌萧一愣,嘴角抽搐了两下,怎么同一天内,就让这个人看到了他两个不能说的秘密!

It was the woman dressed in red and delicate makeup, Hong Ye. Ling Xiao stared blankly, his mouth twitching. Why was it in the same day, this person had seen two of his secrets that cannot be spoken of!

这个姑娘果然不简单。

This woman really wasn’t simple.

思及此,凌萧没好气的瞪了红叶一眼,红叶自知失礼,跪在了门口低头主动解释道:“红叶来只是想问问公子,是否要用膳,见房门没关就进来了,不巧公子……”

Thinking this and that, Ling Xiao unhappily looked at Hong Ye who knew that she had been rude and knelt at the door, bowing and explaining: “Hong Ye just wanted to ask Young Master if you would like to dine. Seeing that the door wasn’t closed, Hong Ye came in, but unfortunately Young Master was…”

“得了得了。”凌萧挥手,懒得听红叶的解释,不管有意无意,看都看到了,听解释有什么用,他必须好好教育教育这个不懂得敲门,随便乱来找人的红叶了!

“Forget it forget it.” Ling Xiao waved his hand, he didn’t feel like listening to Hong Ye explain. No matter if it was intentional or otherwise, since she had already seen it, what use would explaining be? He needs to give this Hong Ye, who recklessly did as she wished and doesn’t know how to knock on doors a good lesson!

凌萧走到了桌边坐好,招手让红叶过来,红叶有些讶异,却还是从门口起身来到了凌萧的面前,规矩的站在凌萧的身前。

Ling Xiao walked to the table and sat down properly. Then, he waved his hand at Hong Ye to call her over. Somewhat surprised, Hong Ye still walked before Ling Xiao and obediently stood in front of him.

见红叶这般乖巧,凌萧也不是一个小气的人,便看了看旁边的位置,示意道:“坐。”

Seeing Hong Ye so obedient, Ling Xiao was also not a petty person. He looked toward the seat across from him and indicated: “Sit.”

红叶受宠若惊的看着凌萧,凌萧拿起桌面的茶壶倒了两杯茶,见红叶一副不敢坐的模样,凌萧主动开口道:“你这么站着,我有压迫感。”

Hong Ye was overwhelmed by the kindness and looked toward Ling Xiao. Ling Xiao picked up the teapot from the table and poured two cups. Eyeing Hong Ye’s who didn’t dare to sit, Ling Xiao said: “I feel oppressed with you standing like that.”

听闻凌萧这般说道,红叶这才小心翼翼的坐在了凌萧身边的位置上。

Hong Ye only then carefully sat across from Ling Xiao when she heard that.

凌萧将倒好的茶推到了她的面前,红叶小声的说了声“多谢”。

Ling Xiao pushed the tea he had poured before her and she said in a soft voice of “Many thanks”.

凌萧讶异的挑眉,这个小姑娘好像也不是特别惹人讨厌。

Ling Xiao raised an eyebrow in surprise, it looks like this woman wasn’t provoking people’s dislike on purpose.

思及此,凌萧笑了笑道:“红叶,你以前呢,是望春楼的舞姬,是邵国第一舞姬,许许多多的人将你捧在手里,做事有自己的一套做法,我不干涉,但是,你要求我带你回来的,你就得遵守我这里的几点规矩。”

Considering that thought, Ling Xiao smiled and said: “Hong Ye, you were a dancer in Hopeful Spring Tavern before, the first woman entertainer dancer of Shao Country. Many people were help you in their hands and you had your own way of handling work. I will not interfere, however, you had asked me to bring you back, then you should comply with the rules here.”

“红叶……晓得。”红叶似是想到了两次的失误,些微自责的皱眉,心虚的应了一声。

“Hong Ye…. knows.” Hong Ye seemed to have thought of her two mistakes and frowned, blaming herself as she answered guiltily.

凌萧见此,轻叹了口气,这也是为难红叶了,本来就是被宠着的舞姬,从来没有想过要服侍他人,如今跟着向来不会怜香惜玉的自己,真是委屈了。

When he saw that, Ling Xiao sigh. This was also awkward for Hong Ye, she was a loved female dancer and never thought that she had to attend to someone one day. Now that she will never obtain the same kind feelings from before, it was indeed hard for her.

只是凌萧至今想不通,这人为何就要跟着自己回来做个贴身丫鬟呢?

But there was something that Ling Xiao couldn’t understand, just why did she follow him back to become a servant girl?

明明是个不简单的姑娘。

She obviously wasn’t a simple woman.

想到这,凌萧试探般的道:“红叶,现在这里只有你我,你实话告诉我,你跟着我回来想从我这里得到什么?或者直白点说,你……有什么目的?”

When he thought to this point, Ling Xiao probingly asked: “Hong Ye, now that it’s just you and me, tell me truthfully. What did you want to get following me back? Or to be frank, what… is your purpose?”

红叶闻言一震,目光一沉,阴沉的表情一闪而过。

Hong Ye shook as she heard that, her gaze falling down and something dark flitted through her eyes.

而后像是想到什么似的,她收敛表情,佯装恼怒的起身,瞪着凌萧委屈的道:“公子这是何意!您在怀疑红叶吗!”

She restrained her expression as if she had thought of something and pretended to be resentful and got up, staring at Ling Xiao like she was wronged: “What you mean by that Young Master! Are you suspicious Hong Ye!”

凌萧将红叶的变化,尽收眼底,他微微扬眉,目光幽幽的扫过红叶的手掌,继续试探道:“可你的手掌内全是习武的厚茧,这不值得人怀疑吗?”

Ling Xiao watched Hong Ye’s change and raised an eyebrow, his gaze slightly sweeping past Hong Ye’s plan and he continued to probe: “But your hands have thick calluses, is that not a point of suspicion for people?”

红叶本能的缩了缩手掌,紧接着,又强装镇定的松开了手掌道:“红叶自小家中贫苦,从小便干粗活,这手上有一两个厚茧子有什么好奇怪的,公子光看见红叶手上的厚茧,就怀疑红叶,那红叶也太委屈了!”

Hong Ye instinctively hide her palms and immediately pretended to be calm and released her palms: “Hong Ye’s family was poverty-stricken and had done much heavy work. So what if this hand has two thick calluses? Young Master saw the calluses on Hong Ye’s hand and immediately became suspicious, then Hong Ye would be too wronged!”

红叶说的声泪俱下,要不是傅禹君三番两次提醒凌萧,这红叶不简单,凌萧还真会被她这般神情糊弄过去。

Hong Ye recounted all of that in a tearful voice, if it weren’t for Fu Yujun reminding Ling Xiao many times that Hong Ye wasn’t simple, then Ling Xiao really would had been fooled by her.

“公子既然不信红叶,红叶也不在这里讨公子的嫌弃了,红叶这就告辞。”红叶说着,还真准备撒手离开。

“If Young Master does not believe in Hong Ye, then Hong Ye will not invite Young Master’s dislike and will leave at once.” Once she said that, she really was prepared to leave.

凌萧忙作挽留,这红叶可是傅禹君说着要留下观察的,要是自己把人给气走了,他怎么跟傅禹君交代。

Ling Xiao hurried had her stayed, this Hong Ye was said by Fu Yujun to have her stay so he could observe her. If he really angered her away, then how would he explain to Fu Yujun?

思及此,凌萧主动言和道:“是我不对,误会红叶了,红叶莫要生气,你现在出去就要受到大皇子的纠缠,这邵国上上下下,能让大皇子有所顾忌的就只有邵国圣上以及这二皇子了。”

With those thoughts, Ling Xiao took the initiative to calm her: “What I said was wrong, I’ve misunderstood Hong Ye. Don’t be angry, if you leave now you will get tangled up with First Prince. In this entire Shao Country, the only one that can somewhat worry the First Prince is the Second Prince.”

“你离开这二皇子的府邸,可不是什么明智的选择,就留下吧。”凌萧说道。

“If you leave the Second Prince’s home, it still isn’t a sensible decisions, so just stay behind.” Ling Xiao stated.

红叶低头,似是在考量,凌萧也没有再说话,就等着红叶自己决定。

Hong Ye dipped her head, appearing to be thinking about it and Ling Xiao did not say anything else, waiting for her to decide.

约莫过了半刻,红叶抬头,满脸泪痕,通红着眼睛看着凌萧道:“那公子您还会怀疑我吗?”

After around half a quarter, Hong Ye raised her head with her face full of tear stains and looked at him with red eyes: “Then would Young Master still be suspicious of me?”

凌萧吃惊,连忙摇头,红叶破涕而笑:“谢公子信任。”

Ling Xiao was startled, hurriedly shook his head. Hong Ye smiled through her tears: “Thank you Young Master for your trust.”

凌萧在心里叹了口气,这还是除了莫绮第一个在他面前哭得这么凄惨的女子,凌萧心软了软,起身走到了红叶的面前,轻柔的为她拭去脸颊两边的泪珠道:“好了,别哭了。”

Ling Xiao sighed in his heart. This was actually the first girl besides Mo Qi crying so miserably in front of him, Ling Xiao’s heart soften and he got up, walked to her and gently wiped her tears: “Alright, stop crying.”

红叶微红着脸,低下了头,停止了啜泣,但眼泪珠子还是一滴滴的往外蹦。

Hong Ye’s face redden, lowered her head and stopped sobbing. But her tears still dripped down one by one.

凌萧无奈,都说女人是水做的,看来,完全不假。

Ling Xiao was helpless, people said that women were made of water, it looks like it wasn’t completely false.

“不过。”凌萧转折了一下,清了清嗓子,继续说道:“虽然留下来了,但是刚刚我刚提的几点要求还是遵守的。”

“However.” Ling Xiao shifted the conversation and cleared his throat, continuing: “Although they still flowed, what I said just now still needs to be complied with.”

“公子尽管吩咐。”红叶低头说着,泪珠子总算是止住了。

“Please feel free to order this one Young Master.” Hong Ye lowered her head and spoke, finally stopping her tears.

凌萧松了口气,轻声道:“刚刚虽然说了,这里有几点规矩,其实也没有说得那么严重,总得来说,就只有一个要求,就是这隐私要互相尊重。”

Ling Xiao let loose a breath, quietly saying: “Although I said it like that just now, the rules here aren’t that severe. If I must say, I only have one request, and that is to respect other’s privacy.”

“你……知道隐私的意思吗?”凌萧停顿了一下,问道。

“You… do you understand what is privacy?” Ling Xiao paused then asked.

红叶点了点头。

Hong Ye nodded her head.

看来这词是通用的,凌萧挑眉继续道:“那么,就是尊重隐私这个意思,首先,你进门要敲门,没关门呢,你在门口喊一声,没问题吧?”

It looks like this statement was commonly used, he raised an eyebrow and continued: “Then, it means to respect one’s secret. First, you need to knock on the door before you come in, if the door isn’t closed, you can yell into the room. No problem?”

红叶摇头,急切表达意愿道:“红叶记住了,今天是红叶的错……红叶下次绝对不会再犯了。”

Hong Ye shook her head, eager to express her aspiration: “Hong Ye remembered, today was Hong Ye’s mistake… Hong Ye will not repeat the same mistake next time.”

凌萧打断她道:“不是下次绝对不会再犯而是没有下次了,明白吗?”

Ling Xiao interrupted her: “It’s not that you won’t repeat the same mistake next time, but that there wouldn’t be a next time, do you understand?”

红叶点头,凌萧满意的眯眼:“很好,还有一点,也就是我现在想告诉你的。”

Hong Ye nodded and Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes in satisfaction: “Very good, there is one more thing, and it is what I want to tell you now.”

凌萧凑到了红叶的耳边,冷声道:“有时候知道太多不是好事,这知道了不如不知道,你明白吗?”

Ling Xiao moved close to Hong Ye’s ear, coldly saying: “Sometimes knowing too much isn’t a good thing. It would be better for you to not know then to know, do you understand?”

红叶微微一颤,咬唇应道:“红叶明白,红叶今天……就什么都没有看到。”

Hong Ye slightly trembled, bit her lips and replied: “Hong Ye is clear, Hong Ye today… did not see anything at all.”

凌萧满意的笑了笑,叫她去厨房帮弄点饭菜来,草草的解决了中午餐。

Ling Xiao smiled in satisfaction and told her to go bring some food over from the kitchen and carelessly settled down for lunch.

傅禹君说是不强求知道舞者是谁了,但实际上,却是到了傍晚他都没有回来。

Fu Yujun said he would not insist on finding out who the dancer was, but in reality, it was already in the evening and he was still not back.

凌萧嗤笑,照傅禹君这样,真的可能不找出舞者么?

Ling Xiao sneered, according to Fu Yujun’s characteristics, how could he not find the dancer?

凌萧觉得答案是否定的,他这般放不下,怎么可能不去找寻舞者呢!

Ling Xiao felt the answer was set, with how he was unable to let it go, how could he not go look for the dancer!

凌萧悠悠的叹了口气,他也不知道这事能隐瞒到什么时候,要是傅禹君知道了真相,自己暴露了可如何是好?

Ling Xiao gave a long drawn out sigh. He really didn’t know just how long he could continue hiding this matter. If Fu Yujun found out the truth, how could it be good for him?

傅禹君对那舞者费尽了心思,一直以为舞者是位妙龄女子,一直对她心生仰慕,可若是知道,这舞者就是自己这个糙汉子,这个糙汉子还整天看着他忙来忙去的像无头苍蝇一般寻找着舞者……

Fu Yujun had thought so much about that dancer, always believing that the dancer was a youthful woman and was always full of admiration for her. But if he were to know that that dancer was a coarse man, and this coarse man had even watched him run around like a headless housefly looking for the dancer…

大概……很难不跟自己计较吧。

It’s probably… very hard to not bother himself about it.

若是他计较起来,这绝交或许是最好的结局,他说不定还会怒极砍了自己。

If he start to argue about it, this break off would perhaps be the best conclusion. But he can’t tell if the anger will cause him to get cut off.

似是想到什么可怕的,凌萧硬生生被自己吓出了一身的冷汗。

Ling Xiao seemed to have thought of something scary and frightened out cold sweat from himself.

他觉得不能坐以待毙下去。

That felt that he cannot continue to sit and wait for death.

与其等着傅禹君一步步找到自己这里来,不如主动引开傅禹君的注意力。

Rather than waiting for Fu Yujun to find him step by step, why not take the initiative to divert Fu Yujun’s attention?

不就是一支舞么!

Wasn’t it just a dance!

这支舞,凌萧能跳,别人也能跳。

This dance, Ling Xiao can dance it and other people can dance it.

反正,那时候,傅禹君就没有看见舞者的样貌,只要有人学会了这支舞,并且在恰当的时候在傅禹君面前展示了,傅禹君自然而然的就会认为那个人就是舞者。

Anyway, Fu Yujun didn’t see that dancer’s appearance before, as long as someone can learn how to dance that dance and reveal themselves in front of Fu Yujun at an appropriate time, FU Yujun will automatically believe that that person was the dancer.

凌萧顺其自然的就能将自己摘出来了。

Ling Xiao would then be able to let nature take its course and get himself out.

越想越觉得这个办法好,凌萧第一时间想到了舞姬红叶。

The more he thought about it, the more he thought the plan was good. The first person that Ling Xiao thought of was Hong Ye.

她有基础,很容易学不说,而且,她样貌上乘,身高、胖瘦都与自己一般无二,大概能将自己的神韵学得入木三分。

She has a base and it would be very easy for her to learn. Plus, her appearance was first-class, her height, body shape were all like his, she could probably forcefully learn the charm from him.

但现在有一个让凌萧犹豫的就是,她可是一个不知底细的人,要冒险将这支舞教给她吗?

But right now, there was one point that made Ling Xiao hesitate. She was someone’s insider, would he take the risk to teach her this dance?

凌萧皱眉纠结,一直到了月亮当空,傅禹君还是没有回来。

Ling Xiao frowned in loss until the moon was up high, but Fu Yujun still had not come back.

凌萧心里咯噔了一下,这傅禹君这么晚还不回来,难道是向莫绮问出了什么?!

Ling Xiao’s heart pounded once, since this Fu Yujun hasn’t return even though it’s this late, perhaps he had gotten something out of Mo Qi?!

凌萧心里隐隐不安,觉得不能再等下去了,这红叶也许危险,但是这也是傅禹君该苦恼的事!

Ling Xiao’s mind was very uneasy and he felt that he cannot wait any longer. Perhaps that Hong Ye is dangerous, but it was something Fu Yujun was also worried about.

现在最重要的还是将自己给摘出来!

What was most important right now was how to get himself out!

想着,凌萧让吉祥和福康在院子里点上蜡烛,布置好位置,让两人去门口看着,将红叶叫到了自己的身边。

With that thought, Ling Xiao had Ji Xiang and Fu Kang light candles in the courtyard, organizing in the correct spots and stand at the entrance as lookouts. He then called Hong Ye over.

烛光盏盏,照亮了满院子,凌萧站在烛光内,身着一身淡青长袍,长发随意的披散,只用一根草绳系住了额前的散发。

The candles in their small cups illuminated the courtyard. Ling Xiao stood within the candle flames, wearing a light green robe and his hair casually scattered over his shoulder and only a thin rope on his forehead to keep his hair away.

他双手负后,仰头望着明月,长袖随风飘荡,颇有仙人之姿,他五官俊俏,侧颜在月光的照射下,曲线隐隐散发着光辉。

He had both hands behind his back and he raised his head to look at the bright moon. His long sleeves drifted in the wind, giving him an immortal appearance. His charming face gave a faint radiance under the moonlight.

红叶着迷的看着,心不由跳漏了一拍。

Hong Ye watched in fascination, her heart couldn’t help but jump one.

似是察觉到了有人的接近,凌萧转身回头看向了来人。

Ling Xiao seemed to have felt someone approaching and he turned to see who had arrived.

转身回眸间,顾盼生辉,那双清亮的眸子带着令人黯然失色的光华,将人清清楚楚的映在了瞳中,清澈透亮,宛如一汪清泉,流过人的心底,将人心中的一切杂念与污秽通通洗净,红叶讶然的睁眼,心中隐隐知晓了为何这人能独受皇宠了。

When he turned to look, it was like things had brighten up, his bright pupils carried brilliance that caused others to be overshadowed, reflecting everything before his eyes. Limpid and bright, like a clear spring flowing into one’s heart and cleansed a person of all their distracting and nasty thoughts. Hong Ye widen her eyes in astoundment, a faint feeling of understanding why this man was able to receive the Emperor’s love.

天下间,再也找不出另外一双这样的眼睛了。

She would no longer be able to find another with the same kind of eyes are these in this world.

如此的橙澈清亮……

Such clear and pure eyes…

“红叶,你来了。”凌萧的声音唤回了红叶的神智。

“Hong Ye, you came.” Ling Xiao’s voice called back her consciousness.

她轻盈的朝凌萧行了一礼,凌萧越过那些燃起的烛光,走到她面前笑道:“不用多礼,你随意就好。”

She gracefully saluted to him and Ling Xiao crossed over the candle lights, walking until he was in front of her and smiled: “You don’t need to be so polite, just be yourself.”

说着,凌萧顿了顿道:“这次叫你来,是想……”

While speaking that, Ling Xiao paused: “I asked you to come here because I wanted to…”

“是想……”

“I wanted to…”

凌萧皱眉,有些不知怎么和红叶说明白这件事。

Ling Xiao frowned, he was somewhat at loss on how to explain this matter to Hong Ye.

红叶奇怪的看着凌萧,眼中充满了疑惑。

Hong Ye looked strangely at Ling Xiao, her eyes full of doubt.

凌萧见状,敛眸,想了想,换了一种思维道:“先前看了你的舞,觉得跳得很好,在想你有没有兴趣拜我为师。”

Seeing that, Ling Xiao closed his eyes, thought a bit and then changed the way he said it: “I thought that you dance pretty well last time I saw you dance, so I was wondering if you were interested in taking me as your teacher.”

红叶讶然,凌萧见状,意识到突然这么说可能有些唐突,又急忙解释道:“你今早也看见了,我的另外一个秘密就是会舞,当然,可能你早上还没有看清,不如我跳一段给你看看,你再决定学不学。”

Hong Ye was astounded and Ling Xiao was suddenly aware that the way he said it might have been somewhat rude and he hastily explained, “You had already seen it earlier, my other secret is that I can dance. Naturally, you might not have been able to see it clearly this morning, so why don’t I dance it again for you to look. You can decide to learn or not.”

说着,凌萧也不等红叶反应,兀自走到了那烛火的中央。

Saying that, Ling Xiao did not wait for Hong Ye to react and walked to the center of the candle flames.

赤脚在那烛火间,踏着精准的舞步,扭动着柔软的腰肢,手腕翻飞间,衣袖翩然。

His barefoot accurately played out the dance steps within the candle fires, the turns of his soft waist and movement of his wrists, causing the sleeve to fly.

似是出尘的仙子,但凌萧眼神灵动间,眼角竟露出几分妖娆,那眉目间尽是魅惑的风情。

Like a fairy that landed on earth, Ling Xiao’s eyes were lively, some allure appearing from the corners of his eyes while his face was full of enticing charm.

红叶从没有看过这种舞,几分飘逸潇洒,宛如神仙一般,又几分妖娆魅惑,宛如惑人的妖精,令人欲罢不能。

Hong Ye had never seen this kind of dance, a bit graceful and free, like a immortal, yet also a bit alluring and enticing, like a evil spirit that confused people. It made people unable to stop themselves from watching.

红叶目不转睛的看着,脚步不受控制的朝凌萧一步步的走去,像是失了魂一般,只想着接近这人。

Hong Ye was unable to take her eyes off, her footsteps unconsciously taking her step by step to this man like she had lost her soul, she only thought of going closer to him.

靠近……再靠近。

Closer… and closer.

红叶已然走到了烛火边上,却仍然不懂得停下脚步,直到抬脚踢到一簇火光,火光一窜,连同烛身一起倒在脚面上。

Hong Ye walked until she was at the candle fire, but she still did not know to stop her steps and kicked a candle holder when she raised her foot. The holder and candle both fell on her foot.

滚烫的烛泪,透过轻薄的布鞋渗透到里面,烫到了柔嫩的肌肤,红叶一声呼痛,这才惊醒回神。

The boiling hot candle wax passed through her thin cloth shoes and scalded her tender skin within. Hong Ye called out in pain and was only then able to return to her senses.

凌萧自然也看见了这一幕,他停下了舞步,微微僵硬的朝红叶走去,刚才那一舞,牵扯到了身后昨夜皇帝带给他的伤处,此时走路微显得生硬。

Ling Xiao naturally also saw that and he stopped dancing, walking slightly stiffly to Hong Ye. His dance just now had implicated the injured place the Emperor caused to his behind last night, so his walking looked stiff now.

然而,就在他举步欲走向红叶之时,旁边突然多出了一个白色的人影。

However, when he walked toward Hong Ye, an extra person in white suddenly appeared by her side.

那人,身着白色异装,头裹白巾,全身缀满了金片,竟是一直未归的傅禹君。

That man dressed in exotic white clothing and his head wrapped with gold pieces hanging on his clothing was the continuously unmarried Fu Yujun.

而傅禹君脚下,是已然昏厥过去的吉祥与福康……

And under Fu Yujun’s feet were the unconscious Ji Xang and Fu Kang…

“竟然是你,凌萧。”

“It was unexpected you, Ling Xiao.”

傅禹君的面上带着恍惚,失神一般,他朝凌萧一步步的走来,盯着凌萧的目光复仇万分。

Fu Yujun’s face was distracted and absent-minded, he walked toward Ling Xiao step by step and the gaze he used to stare at Ling Xiao was full of vengeance.

“竟然是你,呵……”他来到了凌萧的面前,轻笑一声,又重复了一句,表达着心中的震惊。

“It was unexpectedly you, sigh…” He arrived before Ling Xiao with a light smile and repeated this line, expressing his shock.

“我……”凌萧舔了舔唇角,难堪的皱眉,怎么这就回来,往他这儿跑了呢!

“I…” Ling Xiao licked the corner of his mouth, frowning in embarrassment. Why did he immediately run toward him when he came back!

凌萧十分纠结,脑力搜索着一切的借口,却发觉没有任何可以跟这个说得通。

Ling Xiao was very much at loss and he quickly searched through his mind for an excuse, but he noticed that there wasn’t anything he could say that would be clear.

他不由沉默的低下了头,咬唇,老实的说出了他一直想说的那句话——对不起。

He unconsciously went silent, lowered his head and bit his lips. He honestly said the words he always wanted to say– I’m sorry.

傅禹君闻言一震,苦笑出声:“你要说的就这一句吗?”

Fu Yujun shook at what he heard and forced a smile: “Was what you wanted to say that?”

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38 thoughts on “[TPCFC] Chapter 54: A Section With a Lot of Words

  1. Tsuna says:

    But isnt it already revealed in chapter 43? When the Emperor was drugged to sleep?

    “牧崇玄,你别怪我,我只是想活命,如果真照你所说,跟你坦白,你不可能容忍的下欺瞒了你、利用了你的我,我不得不为自己谋算。”

    “Mu Chong Xuan, don’t blame me, I just want to live. If I really did as you said and was honest with you, you would definitely not put up with my lies and exploitations, I have no choice but to make a plan.”

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  2. *frantically pressing the next chapter button hoping for more yellow (egg?) Blob* ε=ε=(ง ˃̶͈̀ᗨ˂̶͈́)۶

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    • SnowTime says:

      I was just being generous and giving sneak peaks to people who find it… lol, and it’s 10k. Who would want to finish that

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  3. Wei says:

    From this chapter onward I don’t see any contents at all. Is this novel dropped?? I says it’s complete. But I can’t read Chapter 54 through Chapter 71 at all. T.T

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  4. Amity Lee says:

    The emperor will pay ling Xiao a visit 😍😍😍, can’t wait for their long await meeting … Sorry for my english

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  5. ferrelrose says:

    hey there was something that caught my attention in this chapter. Did the emperor feel something towards ling xiao in his past life and that was the reason he went to mo qi and ultimately killed her because he knew she was the one who poisoned him because the emperor did say he knows all that happen in the palace.

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  6. Krs says:

    Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes to look at Ling Xiao when he saw that. Ling Xiao’s face was pale white, cold sweat flowing from his forehead, he was losing his head out of fear when the Emperor turned his sights onto him.

    The emperor’s name is Ling Xiao? Or was that just a typo?

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  7. I haven’t finished my reading but I just wanna tell you that I really love your translation.
    English is my second language and I am not an expert but your works are really easy to understand and you translated them very well as I cant stop reading.

    Thank you so much 🙂

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  8. Noren says:

    “Self-defense?” The Emperor approached Ling Xiao and grasp Ling Xiao’s chin: “Who are you going to use it on?”
    The Emperor widen his eyes, what he really wanted to say was “to protect myself from you, this Emperor”.
    But the Emperor gave off the oppressing feeling that if Ling Xiao dare to nod his head, his head would fall so he hurried shook his head.

    This place has some mistake.

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