Mamamia, I finally finished this chapter (10/13) Thank you for everyone that particupated in the Nuffies 55k event for me I chucked my own at alexfila for Summer (might as well spend the two years worth of nuffies hogging)
Chapter 57: The Person Behind
In the end, Fu Yujun had still caught Fu Shangjun. The soldiers that had lost their master had chosen to surrender for the most part with their morals lost.
So this farce had slowly been pulled under the heavy curtain.
After the fire and smoke had been blow away, the front of the Imperial Palace appeared ashy and razed.
Corpses littered everyone, making it a rather ghastly sight for people to see.
The citizens within the capital had long departed so the place was like an empty city. Over fifty percent of the homes within the city has also collapsed due to the war, making things even more desolate and dim.
This time Fu Yujun had rushed into the danger zone, although he had managed to catch Fu Shangjun with his exceptional martial arts, caused numerous soldiers to surrender and win the war, obtaining this kind of city, this kind of result, how could it feel like a happy victory?
Ling Xiao kept himself calm as his eyes landed on terrifying dead bodies. He carefully shuttled through them while holding a small bundle before finally arriving in front of Fu Yujun.
Fu Yujun’s body was full of injuries wrapped with layers of bandages, but blood still seeped through. It was as if he was unable to feel the pain as he just stood and gazed at the city, his face full of worries. His lowered lips and knitted brows showed that he was very worried.
Ling Xiao quietly sighed and reached out to lightly pat Fu Yujun’s shoulder.
Fu Yujun sudden returned to his senses and raised his head to look at Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao’s face was currently covered in dust and ash, his hair disordered while his clothes were also ripped in many places. He appeared very battered and exhausted, but his expression was still very clear, his gaze lively and a glance bumped right into Fu Yujun’s heart. His heart soften, much of the dust within the bottom of his heart was swept away.
Ling Xiao passed the bundle in his hands back to him, “This kind of thing, there is no one better than safekeeping it yourself.”
Fu Yujun took a look at the items in the bundle and did not refuse to take it back from Ling Xiao. he place the items back into his wide sleeves.
Ling Xiao saw that he had taken them and finally heaved a breath of relief.
Fu Yujun slightly smiled when he saw that. He reached out to pull Ling Xiao, “This time, if there wasn’t you, then there wouldn’t be a Fu Yujun.”
Fu Yujun spoke sincerely with his face full of appreciation.
Ling Xiao who originally wanted to resist the pull quieted down when he saw that.
He slowly breathe in and shook his head, “You had also helped me before, I just don’t want something happening to a good brother.”
“Brother?” Fu Yujun raised an eyebrow as he watched Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao nodded his head very certainly. That appearance was telling Fu Yujun that they were the closest brothers in the world, apart from this, there were no other.
Fu Yujun chuckled at the sight and place his hands behind his back, teasing him, “Do you know, in the heavy bloodline of Shao Country, even husband and wife can call themselves brothers.”
“!” Ling Xiao widen his eyes, stunned. His confused appearance was very cute and improved Fu Yujun’s mood some more.
He continued to tease him, “I’m so happy, you finally admitted to us being husband and wife.”
“……” Ling Xiao frowned and wanted to retort, but seeing the teasing look on the other’s face that had finally turned back to his former expression, Ling Xiao couldn’t bear to make him think back on the grieving matters. He didn’t want to see him with that face of sorrow…
It was best to enjoy things while they could, so Ling Xiao pursed his lips and bore with it.
Fu Yujun naturally knew what Ling Xiao was thinking about just from looking at his expression. He was moved by Ling Xiao worried about his mood, and was also grateful for to this man for saving him from a calamity.
He silently tighten his hands together behind his back, falling into his thoughts.
This person took such consideration of his mood, so how could he force him to do something he wasn’t willing to?
Fu Yujun pursed his lips, silently made a decision in his heart and loosen the tight grip he had of his hand, he passed by Ling Xiao and said, “If you really aren’t willing to marry me, then I will wait for the day you sincerely agree to me.”
He finished speaking and walked forward. He walked quickly, like he was worried of regretting his choice and did not look back at Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao was astounded, he didn’t expect that Fu Yujun would let go so easily and his eyebrows rose a bit in delight.
He turned and slowly ran to catch up to Fu Yujun, somewhat overly happy as he said, “Are you saying the truth? Then let me tell you, you don’t need to wait for me, it’s best to take a wife early and get a child. Make your Shao Country Royal Family flourish. It is impossible for me to turn back…”
Ling Xiao’s words completely stopped, it was because of Fu Yujun’s glower so he did not dare to continue.
Ling Xiao gave a dry laugh at Fu Yujun’s pitch black face and slightly retreated two steps, keeping a safe distance from him.
Fu Yujun watched and gave a cold smile, “If you’re so scared, then why did you still say all of that?”
“…Wasn’t I just saying so you wouldn’t bother waiting…” Ling Xiao carefully said.
Fu Yujun made two cold sounds, interrupting Ling Xiao, “Do you believe that I will pretend like I didn’t say those words just then and take you straight back to the palace and hold a wedding banquet if you continue?”
“……” Ling Xiao closed his mouth tightly and did not say anymore. Although he knew that it was impossible for Shao Country to have the power to hold a wedding banquet right now, Fu Yujun’s expression made Ling Xiao a bit fearful, he really was worried that Fu Yujun would go back on his words.
Fu Yujun watched, his chest pained. Did this person really not want to marry him so much?
He turned his head, depressed and shifted his attention, slowly walking to the horse carriage Ling Xiao road over.
The things within the carriage had already been cleaned up, what remained were just a few lone bamboo tubes while soldiers guarded by.
Fu Yujun only then notice that there was another sack of something once he approached.
He thought it was the same stuff like the bamboo tubes and did not pay further attention to it.
He picked up a bamboo tube nearby and carefully inspected it, he doesn’t see anything special about it.
At this moment, Ling Xiao had already made his way over. Seeing that Fu Yujun was inspecting his bamboo tubes, he couldn’t help but say, “You definitely can’t see the ingenuousness of this thing.”
Ling Xiao’s appearance that radiated delight made Fu Yujun raise an eyebrow, unconvinced.
He used his inner force and broke the bamboo tube into two with a press.
“……” Ling Xiao’s lips twitched at the scene, such a way was truly simple and rough.
Fu Yujun lowered his head to look at the two halves of the bamboo tube in his hand. He then discovered that within this bamboo tube was another tube, and the fuse outside was connected to the tube inside.
On the intact bamboo tube was a layer of fine white powder. Fu Yujun used his thumb and swept up some of the fine powder and lightly sniffed it, he frowned and looked at Ling Xiao, “Knockout drugs?”
Ling Xiao raised his head, pointing his nose at Fu Yujun and hmphed twice. It could be considered him answering Fu Yujun’s question.
Fu Yujun raised an eyebrow and picked up the intact bamboo tube, wanting to split it open as well. Ling Xiao saw the scene and prevented him while panicking. “Don’t don’t don’t! The powder in this thing is a lot more dangerous than the knockout drugs, with you using your strength like this, if you make a mistake then the blast would be very severe. If it gets ignited then what do I do!”
Ling Xiao carefully took the little bamboo tube from Fu Yujun and said to him, “Just tell me what you want to know, I’ll tell you.”
“In this thing…” Fu Yujun started to ask.
Ling Xiao interrupted him, “I gave the formula to Xiao Feng, the method is also in his hands, go find him for it.”
Ling Xiao had just finished saying that when Xiao Feng took out a sheet of paper and deferentially gave it to Fu Yujun. Fu Yujun raised an eyebrow, “You’re just going to give it to me like this?”
Any country that gets this thing would make Ling Xiao receive an important position, yet he was just giving it to him like this?
Ling Xiao naturally knew what Fu Yujun was thinking about. In this world, this was the first time gunpowder was seen and as such, was precious. To speak truthfully, he was also quite lucky to be able to make it.
Besides his knowledge of it, it also had to do with his past life’s good luck that had gotten away from him.
Since his good luck had come back, there were also a lot of modern weapons in his mind that he could probably try to get. With those thoughts, Ling Xiao’s eyes brighten. Compared to this bamboo tube of gunpowder, there were far more weapons in his mind, the bamboo tube was just the least destructive and simple one, that was all.
And handing this over to Fu Yujun was something he had already thought about. This thing he made was clearly impossible for him to hide. He waited for Fu Yujun to ask and decided why not give it to him obediently, and he could even use it to seed brotherly affection between them.
Furthermore, with how long Ling Xiao had observed Fu Yujun, he knew that this man wasn’t addicted to fighting.
Moreover, with Shao Country like this, in this short time they wouldn’t have anyway to invade and occupy another country. So giving it to Fu Yujun could also help him guard his own country, while the gunpowder would not become an advantageous weapon to invade and occupy other countries.
It was already his best choice.
While Ling Xiao was thinking so much about it, Fu Yujun who did not know Ling Xiao’s deep thoughts only knew that he was doing it in consideration for him, doing it in consideration for the ruined Shao Country, and he felt moved once more. His love for Ling Xiao increased a few more points.
“I will not let you down.” Fu Yujun seemed to be talking to himself as he firmly stated.
Ling Xiao didn’t hear it clearly and approached Fu Yujun closer, he asked in doubt, “What did you say? I didn’t hear it.”
Fu Yujun returned to his senses, looking at Ling Xiao who was almost within reach and his face warmed up. Nevertheless, he spoke to shift the subject, “For Imperial Brother to be like this, I keep feeling like there is someone else controlling him.”
Ling Xiao stared blankly as the Mu Country Emperor flashed through his mind, he scratched his head, leaning against the carriage. “The person you’re thinking of is probably the same one I’m thinking of.”
“You also…” Fu Yujun stared with astonishment at Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao remembered something and climbed back onto the carriage, “There is someone here we can ask.”
He took the sack off in the carriage, showing Fu Yujun that what was within wasn’t bamboo tubes, but a living delicate and pretty woman.
She wore sturdy clothing, her appearance was gorgeous while her hands and legs were both tied together. He was very familiar with this person, it was the one that had ran away from him, Hong Ye…
Hong Ye narrowed her eyes at the sudden light and saw it was Fu Yujun and Ling Xiao in front of her.
Hong Ye’s eyes droop, so these two met up?
Ling Xiao successfully messed up Master’s plan?
Then what about Master?
She looked around her and did not see the person she was looking forward to seeing, she felt at loss.
Could it be that Master’s plan failed?
It was impossible, it was impossible for her Master to fail.
In her memories, her Master had never failed…
Hong Ye pursed her lips. At this moment, Ling Xiao got closer to her and took out the earplugs, allowing her to finally be able to hear the surroundings. The surroundings were very noisy, most of the sound were soldiers’ anguished wailing.
The war has already passed…
But, she didn’t see Master?
What is going on?
This was different from what An Ya said to her. An Ya said Master incited Fu Shangjun to defect and Fu Yujun would be personally killed by Fu Shangjun. And since Fu Shangjun had already surrendered to Mu Country, then Shao Country would be their vassal state.
But the one that won was Fu Yujun.
Then Master’s plan…
“You look very amazed? Was there something very different from what you imagined?” Fu Yujun took the initiative to speak, his gaze full of exploitation.
Hong Ye hid her thoughts, scowled and did not plan to reply. She could easily run away, but she still wanted to get more information.
The coldness on Hong Ye’s face made Fu Yujun coldly smile, “I have countless ways to make you unable to keep your calm, you better tell me everything…”
“Reporting!” A panicking voice interrupted Fu Yujun’s interrogation.
The three looked at the person at the same time and saw it was a small soldier. The small soldier’s face was deathly pale with sweat on his face, he appeared to have been greatly frightened by something, and his knees when soft and knelt when he saw Fu Yujun.
He trembled and impatiently told him, “Prince, the Mu Country’s army has already arrived at the Imperial City’s entrance!”
“Wh…” Fu Yujun’s eyes wide and he fell back two steps.
In order to plot the rebellion, Fu Shangjun had secretly called back all the soldiers at the border and caused the Imperial City’s border to be defenseless while they fought. This was like opening the door for Mu Country to come in.
At this moment with the army pressuring them in their border… they are cutting off Shao Country!
For Mu Country Emperor to chose such a timing, the one that instigated his Imperial Brother was really this sinister Mu Country Emperor!
He started to crazily laugh as he realized and then closed his eyes in pain, trembling asking, “Can you guess how many troops he has?”
The small soldier clenched his teeth and answered, “Not… not any lesser than First Prince’s…”
Fu Yujun heard and his eyes went wide, he once again asked, “Our side?”
“Casualties are over fifty percent, even if we add in the ones that surrendered… our military strength isn’t even half of the enemy’s…”
“The mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind. Heh…” Fu Yujun made a bitter smile, “Mu Country’s Emperor played us like chess well, nothing wasn’t calculated. The next thing would probably be exterminating Shao Country!”
He clenched his hand and smashed it against the carriage, showing his resent.
Hong Ye heard and her lips slightly curved up. Of course, it was impossible for Master to fail.
It was just that this time her Master was forced to use a backup plan. So the original plan was really destroyed by Ling Xiao?
This man really did have some talent. Perhaps it was because of that he was fancied by Master.
Hong Ye closed her eyes, Ling Xiao really wasn’t as simple as she had thought.
His ability and talent were all things no one could match in this world…
He was also someone she could not attain.
Ling Xiao saw the circumstances and he frowned. It really was impossible for Shao Country to resist that now.
Mu Country’s troops were much stronger than Shao Country’s, and with the Emperor personally leading the fight, their morals were bound to be high. And with Shao Country’s current injured soldiers…
He sighed and looked at Fu Yujun with worry.
Mu Country’s Emperor really is the worst one to provoke…
Fu Yujun had willfully entered and left the palace, then even brought away Mo Qi that was executed by the Emperor, then helped him. He had already touched the Emperor’s bottom line many times, how could the Emperor forgive him?
He was also silly, if the Emperor has enmity he will surely reap it. How could he carry the thoughts that he was lucky and would be out of the Mu Country Emperor’s control once he reached Shao Country and stayed with Fu Yujun?!
He really was too naive.
Fu Yujun in the short time he vented his anger, he immediately regained his vigor and calmly ordered, “Rouse all the troops and come with me to the palace. We will lock up the door and fight to the end against them.”
“Yes!” The small soldier was influenced by Fu Yujun’s determination and the reply was much stronger than before.
“Prince, are you trying to attempt the impossible?” Suddenly, a cold voice sounded from behind.
Everyone turned around, stunned. They did not know from where, but a gorgeous sedan chair suddenly appeared by the palace door.
On top of the sedan chair was a parasol to block the sun, a layer of translucent cotton curtain was on it, covering the scene from within.
But they could still vaguely see that inside was a man wearing a black gown.
The sedan chair was actually raised by four strong women, their appearances were all covered by a cloth, but their bodies were enchanting, their figures were not any worse than Hong Ye.
Their manner of dressing were extremely similar to Hong Ye, in front of the sedan chair was a man holding a sword, tranquil and calm, he followed the sedan chair leisurely.
The soldiers were startled and raised their weapons to follow the sedan chair’s movement. Fu Yujun wore a solemn expression as he concentrated his attention on the sedan chair, his hand gradually tightening.
“Mu Country’s Emperor, Mu Chongxuan.”
“This Prince remembers.” The sedan chair stopped not far from Fu Yujun.
“I estimate I won’t even forget it on my deathbed.” Fu Yujun bitterly said somewhat accusingly.
But the Emperor did not reply to him and quietly moved his gaze to Ling Xiao. Ling Xiao seemed to have felt it and trembled, retreating back a little.
The Emperor saw this and raised an eyebrow, neither softly or slowly, he said, “Haven’t you played enough, come here, Ling Xiao.”
The Emperor’s voice was hatefully smooth and did not carry affection or anger, he also didn’t pressure him. Ling Xiao trembled all over and gritted his teeth, shaking his head from fright and retreated a few more steps.
Fu Yujun saw this and pulled Ling Xiao behind him to protect him.
The Emperor narrowed his eyes out of displeasure, his eyes lingering on Fu Yujun.
“Has Prince forgotten what We had said before?”
Fu Yujun frown and then thought of that paper and hid Ling Xiao even more behind him.
The Emperor coldly snorted at the sight, “It looks like Prince has really forgotten.”
“So what if I forgot? Aren’t you a bit too willful to come by yourself to see me? I am still the Master of this place.”
All the soldiers here were his while Mu Country Emperor only brought five people, four of them were the women carrying the sedan and the chamberlain in front with the sword.
Was he too overconfident or did he really have some other trick?
Fu Yujun frowned and contemplated, but then heard the Emperor lightly sigh. It was long and light, but they everyone present still heard it clearly.
It was done with his internal force, the Emperor’s internal force was unexpectedly strong.
Cold sweat flowed from Fu Yujun’s face.
The Emperor indifferently said, “If you can hold me down, then do so.”
Such a willful tone!
Fu Yujun clenched his teeth, isn’t he just being looked down by the Mu Country Emperor if he didn’t do anything?
Fu Yujun raised an eyebrow to signal Xiao Feng beside him. Xiao Feng understood and had all the soldiers surrounding the Emperor to start.
The soldiers swarmed them in a moment.
An Ya who was guarding by coldly sneered at the sight. He pulled out the sword he had behind him, and all the surrounding soldiers loudly fell in the blink of an eye.
Meanwhile, on top of Shao Country’s court building, a great number of soldiers raising their bows and arrows suddenly appeared, all of them aimed at Fu Yujun…
“This…” Xiao Feng was flabbergasted.
Fu Yujun’s face went gloomy, this Mu Country Emperor really did have something else up his sleeve.
He was afraid that there was probably a traitor in their mists long again.
The Mu Country Emperor had long been watching Shao Country like a tiger watching its prey.
Fu Yujun quietly held Ling Xiao’s hand. Ling Xiao strangely felt like he was having a guilty conscience and struggled a bit, throwing him off.
“……” Fu Yujun turned to look at Ling Xiao, he could clearly see his unwillingness. Under the unwillingness, his eyes were looking at the Mu Country Emperor.
Fu Yujun finally understood something under his distraction, he gave a distressed smile, but still couldn’t bear it and got closer to Ling Xiao, “I’m afraid there really is nothing I can do this time, you were always intelligent, go and admit your mistake to the Mu Country Emperor, perhaps you still have a chance to make things better for yourself.”
Ling Xiao knew that what Fu Yujun saying was reasonable, but he really didn’t want to return there.
He didn’t know how the Mu Country Emperor would punish him.
What was even more unbearable was if he returned, it was the same as him handing over his life back to the Emperor, the Emperor would be able to take his life at any time…
“Fu Yujun, We will give you a chance. We are here to receive our King Consort, you will escort him over.” The Emperor said.
But the content of the words made it hard for Fu Yujun to accept, he sneered and decisively said, “Dream on.”
The Emperor narrowed his eyes, his eyes darken with anger, he finally coldly snorted and said, “Since it’s like this, Hong Ye, what are you still waiting for.”
The tied Hong Ye suddenly went stiff, with how her Master spoke, it was proof that he knew everything.
She clenched her teeth from annoyance and used her strength, throwing off the rope and used the change to seize Ling Xiao while Fu Yujun was stunned. She quickly brought him in front of the Emperor’s sedan chair and knelt.
“Your Majesty… Hong Ye…”
Hong Ye was just about to beg for forgiveness when a whip suddenly lashed out from within the sedan chair. It hit Hong Ye’s lip and left a strip of swollen trace.
Hong Ye took the pain while tears glinted in her eyes, but she did not dare to call out.
Frightened, Ling Xiao lowered his head and did not dare to speak.
Suddenly, another lash was sent out from the sedan chair, this time aimed at Ling Xiao. Ling Xiao hung his head and closed his eyes tightly, waiting for the pain to arrive.
However, he only felt his waist tightening then pulled forward by an external force.
He cried out in alarm and opened his eyes in surprised. He then became aware that the lash was bound around his waist, pulling him into the Emperor’s sedan chair.
The cotton curtain lightly swept past his cheek, it felt a bit itchy. Ling Xiao was only aware that in an instant, he was already in front of the Emperor.
Weak into the Emperor’s embrace.
The Emperor’s gaze and face were as cold as always, but on his handsome face was something else he couldn’t determine or see through.
Ling Xiao’s heart violently throb, he didn’t know if it was fear or something else.
Being face to face to the Emperor, Ling Xiao became aware of his own position and wanted to get up to salute, but was tightly held in the Emperor’s arms. Ling Xiao trembled and quietly called out, “Your… Your Majesty… you…”
The Emperor raised an eyebrow, observing Ling Xiao’s trembling and cautious appearance and asked while holding his waist, “If you are so afraid, then why do you do things that would make Us angry?”
“……” Ling Xiao clenched his teeth, he did not know how he should answer, so he had no choice but to say, “Ling Xiao was… just silly for a moment.”
“Silly?” The Emperor squinted, slowly saying, “Then you have been silly for quite a while.”
Ling Xiao gritted his teeth, lowered his head to show respect and wanted to say something else.
But then more sound came from outside and Ling Xiao looked through the cotton curtain.
Although the curtain made the scene look hazy, it still allowed one to see what was happening more or less.
It turns out that when Fu Yujun realized that Ling Xiao had been caught, he impatiently rushed over to come save him only to get stopped by An Ya and a fight started between them.
Ling Xiao was a bit worried about Fu Yujun and kept looking out. The Emperor grasp and turned Ling Xiao’s chin to him at the sight, staring closely at Ling Xiao, “You care about him a lot?”
The Emperor’s eyes were dark with anger, his double pupil eye was pitch black like dense ink, heavily pressuring Ling Xiao. Ling Xiao shook his head on reflex.
The Emperor lightly raised an eyebrow and reluctantly accepted Ling Xiao’s reply.
Ling Xiao heaved a breath, buried in the Emperor’s embrace and thought deeply on how should he deal with this situation.
However, before Ling Xiao could even figure out of a reason, a group of troops arrived from afar. The leading man was wearing silver armor and riding a white horse, slowly coming forward.
Ling Xiao keeps feeling that this figure was familiar, but he was knew that he did not know anyone in the army.
The person came straight for where Ling Xiao was at and dismounted from his horse not too far from the Emperor. He then walked in front of the sedan chair and respectfully knelt.
“Lan Wei pays his respect to Your Majesty.”
“!” Ling Xiao widen his eyes, stunned as he heard who it was. This person was Lan Wei.
“What else?” The Emperor suddenly coldly spoke.
The kneeling Lan Wei was blank for a moment and then immediately understood, once more lowering his head, “Lan Wei… pays his respect to King Consort. I hope you are well… King Consort.”
TL Note: There’s a difference in the “pay respects” the first one (canjian) is what a subordinate calls their boss, when referring to another superior they would usually use baijian.
“……” Ling Xiao was speechless.
But the Emperor narrowed his eyes out of satisfaction and raised his hand outside, “You may rise.”
“Thank you Your Majesty.” Lan Wei stood up and stood in front of the Emperor’s sedan chair. He didn’t know if it was intentional or otherwise, but he could see Ling Xiao give him a glance through the cotton curtain.
Ling Xiao was shaken, his heart surging. This Lan Wei had been driven out of the capital by the Emperor, yet he now became a General…
Just… what happened?
Like he had made out Ling Xiao’s confusion, the Emperor said in a rare good mood, “There are many things that We will slowly tell you.”
“?” The Ling Xiao was astounded, the Emperor would expectedly take the initiative to do something for him, he couldn’t help but raise his head to look at him, finding that the other party’s gaze was very gentle as he stared at him.
His double pupiled eyes contained honey-like gentleness, causing Ling Xiao’s heart to jump. He couldn’t hold back the blush and lowered his head uncomfortably.
The blush on his face was like a beautiful peach. When the Emperor saw it, he couldn’t help but remember that night when Ling Xiao was immersed in pleasure, giving him an expression that made a person feel delighted.
Thinking of Ling Xiao’s expression while immersed in pleasure, the Emperor’s mood became even better and he leaned over, sweeping a light kiss on Ling Xiao’s blush.
The kiss was moist and was slightly itchy when it swept by his cheek. But what overrode that was his face heating up even more, hot to the point Ling Xiao almost jumped up.
Ling Xiao’s sensitive reaction made the Emperor a bit shocked, his arms that were around Ling Xiao tighten a bit, so he could not escape him.
Ling Xiao’s body could only be left in the Emperor’s embrace, helplessly trembling. Even while trembling, that thing below that was lightly rubbed by his clothes could even stand up instinctively at this moment.
Ling Xiao clenched his teeth and secretly scolded himself. He quickly clamped his legs together to hide his reaction, but that thing had touch the Emperor’s thigh when he wasn’t careful. Ling Xiao went blank, then his gaze met the Emperor’s cold eyes.
Embarrassed, Ling Xiao wanted to find a hole to squeeze and he unconsciously buried his face deeper into the Emperor’s chest. His face was flaming hot and he knew that the blush on his face was deep enough to squeeze out a drop of blood.
“Heh…” Ling Xiao’s reaction and further actions made the Emperor smile, “This is the first time We thought that object of yours is also very cute.”
Ling Xiao’s heart was like thunder when he heard that, he grabbed the Emperor’s clothes in shame and slowly tighten up, waiting for the object below to slowly soften.
Hong Ye knelt in front of the sedan chair. Without the Emperor’s command, she cannot stand up. Since the Emperor already knows everything, then she knew that what awaited her was punishment.
She had planned from the beginning to ignore Ling Xiao and thought of many things up to this point.
Anything she was imagining was more serious than now.
She was prepared for punishment, but she hadn’t thought before that Ling Xiao, who had hindered Master’s plan would not only not be punished, but even be so doted on.
As expected, Ling Xiao was the most special one in her Master’s eyes.
While Hong Ye was thinking, the fight between Fu Yujun and An Ya was gradually cooling.
Fu Yujun had long overused his strength and was even injured, so it was already difficult for him to fight with An Ya for so long.
Plus, there were also more soldiers behind that Lan Wei brought with him to fight.
Seeing so many injuries on Fu Yujun and his face death pale, Ling Xiao wanted to plea for leniency with the EMperor, but he knew what the Emperor hated the most was one of his people pleading for leniency for someone else.
If he tried to plea with the Emperor, he probably wouldn’t be helping Fu Yujun, he would be hurting him.
Ling Xiao frowned, but the Emperor seem to know what he was thinking. He waved a hand and Lan Wei understood, preventing the other from attacking any long. An Ya stopped.
Fu Yujun raised his sword, gasping for breath. Xiao Feng brought people to hurry to his side, guarding him.
Emperor looked down at Ling Xiao in his embrace and told him, “We can let him off, but you have to willingly come with Us back. An no longer have any dealings with him.”
Ling Xiao stared blankly and was stunned for while before he noticed the Emperor was talking to him. The Emperor would let off Fu Yujun, Ling Xiao raised his head in surprise, but found that the Emperor’s gaze was indistinct.
The meaning in those double pupil eyes were clear.
We are only letting him off for you.
Ling Xiao’s heart shook and he quickly lowered his head, blinking. He was wondering if he was mistaking it, the Emperor would do it for him…
“How about it?” The Emperor could not wait for Ling Xiao’s long silence and grasp his chin to make him look at him as he asked.
Fu Yujun gritted his teeth. He was glaring so hard at the people behind the cotton curtain he seemed to be burning two holes through it.
He walked forward and said with hate, “Even if he didn’t agree, you would still take him with you. So why even bother asking!”
The Emperor narrowed his eyes in displeasure, “We did not allow you to speak.”
With that said, the Emperor gave the first sign he was getting angry. His imposing aura was emitted from the sedan chair, pressuring the people outside and causing their faces to fail and sweat to flow.
Even the farther Fu Yujun was a bit influenced, he gritted his teeth and bore it, preventing his body from instinctively shivering, as he toughly said, “…Why do I need your permission to speak?”