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Mamamia, I finally finished this chapter (10/13) Thank you for everyone that particupated in the Nuffies 55k event for me :ULheehee: I chucked my own at alexfila for Summer (might as well spend the two years worth of nuffies hogging)

第57章 背后之人

Chapter 57: The Person Behind

傅禹君最后,还是将傅商君给拿下了,士兵们一下子失去的主将,军心溃散之下,大多选择了投降。

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.

这一场闹剧也慢慢拉下了帷幕。

So this farce had slowly been pulled under the heavy curtain.

烽火硝烟过后,邵国皇宫前,面目苍夷。

After the fire and smoke had been blow away, the front of the Imperial Palace appeared ashy and razed.

遍地的尸骸遍布各处,让人看了触目惊心。

Corpses littered everyone, making it a rather ghastly sight for people to see.

京都里的百姓早已离开,这里宛如一座空城,城内的房屋也因战争倒塌过半,萧瑟黯然。

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.

这一次,傅禹君冲入了险境,虽然靠着自己一身的绝世武功将傅商君给拿下了,也让众多士兵投降了,战事胜利了,但是,得到这样一座城池,这样一种结果,又怎么可能有胜利的喜悦呢。

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?

凌萧敛眸望着地上一具具骇人的尸体,小心的穿梭在期间,捧着一个小包袱,走到了傅禹君的面前。

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.

傅禹君身上到处都是伤痕,绑着的层层纱布都渗透出了血渍,但他却似一点都感觉不到痛一般,望着这座王城,一脸的心事,下垮的唇角以及蹙起的眉头让他看起来很是忧愁。

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.

凌萧轻叹了口气,伸手鼓励一般轻轻拍了拍傅禹君的肩膀。

Ling Xiao quietly sighed and reached out to lightly pat Fu Yujun’s shoulder.

傅禹君猛然回神,抬头看向凌萧。

Fu Yujun sudden returned to his senses and raised his head to look at Ling Xiao.

凌萧此时面上沾满了尘灰,头发散乱,衣服被划破了多处,显得很是狼狈不堪,但他眼神澄澈,目光灵动,一眼撞进傅禹君的心底,让傅禹君心头一软,心底的尘埃便被清扫出许多。

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.

凌萧将手里的包袱递了过去道:“这种东西,任何人都没有自己保管的好。”

Ling Xiao passed the bundle in his hands back to him, “This kind of thing, there is no one better than safekeeping it yourself.”

傅禹君瞧了瞧包里的物件,也没有拒绝凌萧的归还,将东西收回了宽大的袖口当中。

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.

凌萧见他收好,才重重的呼出了一口气。

Ling Xiao saw that he had taken them and finally heaved a breath of relief.

傅禹君见此,轻轻扬了扬唇角,伸手拉住凌萧道:“这次要是没有你,就没有傅禹君了。”

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.”

傅禹君说得真诚,面上满是感激。

Fu Yujun spoke sincerely with his face full of appreciation.

本被他拉着想要反抗的凌萧,见此,安静了下来。

Ling Xiao who originally wanted to resist the pull quieted down when he saw that.

他悠悠的吸了口气,摇头道:“你也帮助过我,我只是不想好兄弟出事。”

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.”

“兄弟?”傅禹君挑眉看向凌萧。

“Brother?” Fu Yujun raised an eyebrow as he watched Ling Xiao.

凌萧非常肯定点头,那模样似乎在告诉傅禹君,他们是世界上最亲的兄弟,除此之外,再无其他。

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.

傅禹君见此,轻笑了一声,将手收回背在了身后,打趣道:“你可知,在重血缘的邵国,夫妻也可以说成是兄弟。”

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.”

“!”凌萧讶然的瞪眼,懵懂得样子,讨喜非常,不由让傅禹君心情微好。

“!” Ling Xiao widen his eyes, stunned. His confused appearance was very cute and improved Fu Yujun’s mood some more.

他调笑道:“我很高兴,你终于承认了和我是夫妻。”

He continued to tease him, “I’m so happy, you finally admitted to us being husband and wife.”

“……”凌萧皱眉想要反驳,但见傅禹君一脸调笑模样,已然恢复成了往日的神采,凌萧突然不忍他再想起伤心事,不忍他面上尽是哀愁……

“……” 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…

鬼斧神差的,凌萧抿了抿唇,也就忍耐了下来。

It was best to enjoy things while they could, so Ling Xiao pursed his lips and bore with it.

凌萧心里想什么,傅禹君自然从他面上的表情瞧得一清二楚,他感动于凌萧所顾忌他的心情,也感激于这人救他于危难之中。

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.

他默默的握紧了背后背负的手,沉默的敛下了眸。

He silently tighten his hands together behind his back, falling into his thoughts.

这人如此顾及自己的心情,自己又怎能逼迫他做他不愿意做的事呢。

This person took such consideration of his mood, so how could he force him to do something he wasn’t willing to?

傅禹君抿唇,悄然在心底做了一个决定,他松了松握紧的手,越过凌萧说道:“你倘若真的不愿嫁我,那我等你真心答应我的那刻。”

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.”

他说完,往前走去,走的很快,似乎在担心自己会后悔一般,至始至终没有看凌萧一眼。

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.

凌萧讶然,没想到傅禹君会如此轻易的放手,不由有些喜上眉俏。

Ling Xiao was astounded, he didn’t expect that Fu Yujun would let go so easily and his eyebrows rose a bit in delight.

他转身小跑着跟上傅禹君的脚步,有些得意忘形的说道:“你说的是真话?那我跟你说,你不用等了,早点娶妻生子,给你邵国皇室开枝散叶吧,我不可能再回头答……”

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…”

凌萧的话截然而止,是傅禹君回头的怒视,让凌萧不敢再说下去。

Ling Xiao’s words completely stopped, it was because of Fu Yujun’s glower so he did not dare to continue.

凌萧干笑着看着一脸漆黑的傅禹君,微微后退了两步,保持了一个安全的距离。

Ling Xiao gave a dry laugh at Fu Yujun’s pitch black face and slightly retreated two steps, keeping a safe distance from him.

傅禹君眼瞧着,冷笑了两声:“竟然这么怕,为什么还要说那些话?”

Fu Yujun watched and gave a cold smile, “If you’re so scared, then why did you still say all of that?”

“……这不是让你别等了嘛……”凌萧有些小心翼翼的说道。

“…Wasn’t I just saying so you wouldn’t bother waiting…” Ling Xiao carefully said.

傅禹君冷嘲了两声,打断了凌萧道:“你若再说下去,信不信我就当刚才的话没说过,现在就带你回宫弄一个喜宴去?”

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?”

“……”凌萧闻言紧闭着口,不再说话,他虽然知道,此时邵国不可能再有余力来办一个喜宴,但是傅禹君认真的表情让凌萧有所忌惮,他真担心傅禹君出尔反尔。

“……” 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.

傅禹君眼瞧着,胸口一痛,这人就这样不想嫁给自己吗?

Fu Yujun watched, his chest pained. Did this person really not want to marry him so much?

他难堪的转开了视线,转移注意力一般,缓步朝凌萧所驾来的那马车走去。

He turned his head, depressed and shifted his attention, slowly walking to the horse carriage Ling Xiao road over.

马车的东西已经被清理过了,只剩下几个孤零零的竹筒,车旁守着士兵。

The things within the carriage had already been cleaned up, what remained were just a few lone bamboo tubes while soldiers guarded by.

走近,傅禹君才发现,车上还有一麻袋东西。

Fu Yujun only then notice that there was another sack of something once he approached.

以为是和竹筒一样的物品,傅禹君也没有多注意。

He thought it was the same stuff like the bamboo tubes and did not pay further attention to it.

他随手拿起一个竹筒,仔细的观察,也没有瞧出它的特别。

He picked up a bamboo tube nearby and carefully inspected it, he doesn’t see anything special about it.

这时,凌萧已经赶了过来,见傅禹君研究他所制出的竹筒,不由嘚瑟的道:“这个,你肯定看不出它的巧妙之处。”

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.”

凌萧眉飞色舞的样子,让傅禹君不服气的挑眉。

Ling Xiao’s appearance that radiated delight made Fu Yujun raise an eyebrow, unconvinced.

他手上运用内力一压,竹筒“啪”的一声,碎成两半。

He used his inner force and broke the bamboo tube into two with a press.

“……”凌萧见此,嘴抽了抽,这般来查看,还真是简单又粗暴。

“……” Ling Xiao’s lips twitched at the scene, such a way was truly simple and rough.

傅禹君低头看着手掌心躺着的碎成两半的竹子,这才发现,这竹筒里面还有一个竹筒,并且外面的引线是连接里面的竹筒的。

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.

完好的竹筒周围散落了一些白色的粉末,傅禹君用大拇指,扫了扫这些粉末,放在鼻下轻轻闻了闻,皱眉看向凌萧道:“迷药?”

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?”

凌萧仰头,用鼻孔对着傅禹君,哼哼了两声,算是回答了傅禹君的问题。

Ling Xiao raised his head, pointing his nose at Fu Yujun and hmphed twice. It could be considered him answering Fu Yujun’s question.

傅禹君挑眉,拿起那完好的小竹筒瞧了瞧,也想用劲将它破开,凌萧眼瞧着,惊慌的阻止道:“别别别,这里面的粉末可比迷药危险多了,你这一用劲万一力度不对,撞击剧烈,产生了火光,引燃了怎么办。”

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!”

说着,凌萧将那小竹筒小心拿过,斜眼看着傅禹君道:“你想知道什么,我告诉你。”

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.”

“这里面……”傅禹君开口。

“In this thing…” Fu Yujun started to ask.

凌萧打断他道:“配方我交给肖峰了,制作的方法也在上面,你去找他要吧。”

Ling Xiao interrupted him, “I gave the formula to Xiao Feng, the method is also in his hands, go find him for it.”

凌萧刚说完,一边的肖峰便捧着一张纸恭敬的递给了傅禹君,傅禹君扬眉:“你就这么给了我?”

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?”

这东西放在任何一个国家都能让凌萧受到重用,他就这么随随便便交给了自己?

Any country that gets this thing would make Ling Xiao receive an important position, yet he was just giving it to him like this?

凌萧自然知道傅禹君所想,这个世界,火药是第一次见,才显得这么珍贵,说真的,他自己也很侥幸,将火药制作出来了。

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.

这除了跟自己的知识面有关,还有他那上辈子远离了他的好运气。

Besides his knowledge of it, it also had to do with his past life’s good luck that had gotten away from him.

既然好运气回来了,他脑子里还有许许多多现代的武器也许都可以尝试一把,这般想着,凌萧眼中亮了亮,他制作的这个竹筒火药相比脑子里许许多多的武器,不过是杀伤力最小,最为简易的而已。

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.

而将这个,交给傅禹君也是他早就想过了的,他制造了这个东西,想要藏私明显是不成了的,与其等着傅禹君来开口,倒不如,自己老老实实的交出去,还能免伤兄弟感情。

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.

而傅禹君,经过这么久的观察,凌萧也是知道的,这人并不是嗜战。

Furthermore, with how long Ling Xiao had observed Fu Yujun, he knew that this man wasn’t addicted to fighting.

而且,邵国这般,短时间内,也没有法子去侵占别的国家,交给傅禹君,既能帮他守国,又不会让火药成为侵占他国的有利武器。

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.

已经是最好的选择了。

It was already his best choice.

凌萧考虑这般多,傅禹君却并不知凌萧深沉的心思,只道凌萧是为他着想,为破败的邵国着想,不由又是一阵感动,对凌萧的喜爱又多了几分。

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.

“我不会辜负你的。”傅禹君似是自言自语般,小声而坚定的说道。

“I will not let you down.” Fu Yujun seemed to be talking to himself as he firmly stated.

凌萧有些没听清,不由凑近了傅禹君一些,疑惑的望着他问:“你说什么?我没听清。”

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.”

傅禹君回神,望着近在咫尺的凌萧,面上一热,却是难以再开口,他转移话题道:“皇兄会这般,其实我一直觉得是有人在背后搞鬼。”

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.”

凌萧闻言一愣,脑中闪过牧国皇帝,不由挠了挠头,靠在了马车边上道:“你想到的那个人,大概和我一样吧。”

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.”

“你也……”傅禹君讶然的盯着凌萧。

“You also…” Fu Yujun stared with astonishment at Ling Xiao.

凌萧似是想到什么一样,回身爬上马车道:“这里倒是有个人可以问清楚。”

Ling Xiao remembered something and climbed back onto the carriage, “There is someone here we can ask.”

说着,他将马车上的麻袋拿掉,傅禹君这才发现,里面根本不是什么竹筒,而是一个活生生娇滴滴的女人。

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.

她身着劲装,面容艳丽,双手双脚被捆绑住,这人是他所熟识的,从他手中逃脱出去的红叶……

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…

突然见到光明,红叶不习惯的眯了眯眼,便看见面前的傅禹君与凌萧。

Hong Ye narrowed her eyes at the sudden light and saw it was Fu Yujun and Ling Xiao in front of her.

红叶眼沉了沉,这两人会面了?

Hong Ye’s eyes droop, so these two met up?

凌萧这是成功打乱主子计划了?

Ling Xiao successfully messed up Master’s plan?

那主子呢?

Then what about Master?

她四处搜寻了一遍,并没有她所期待之人,红叶一阵迷茫。

She looked around her and did not see the person she was looking forward to seeing, she felt at loss.

难道主子的计划失败了?

Could it be that Master’s plan failed?

不可能,主子不可能会失败。

It was impossible, it was impossible for her Master to fail.

记忆中,主子从来没有失败过……

In her memories, her Master had never failed…

红叶抿唇,这时,凌萧凑近了她,将堵着她耳朵的耳塞拿掉,红叶才听见,周围很是嘈杂,是士兵们伤后的哀嚎。

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.

战争已经过去了……

The war has already passed…

可是,并没有见到主子?

But, she didn’t see Master?

怎么回事?

What is going on?

这跟暗崖和自己说的不一样,暗崖说,主子派人教唆了傅商君叛变,傅禹君将会被傅商君亲手杀死,而傅商君已经向牧国投诚,之后,邵国将是牧国的一个属国。

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.

可如今,这是傅禹君胜了啊。

But the one that won was Fu Yujun.

那主子的计划……

Then Master’s plan…

“你看来,很是惊讶呢?是有什么和你想象得不一样吗?”傅禹君率先开口,望着红叶目光牟利。

“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.

红叶收敛了心神,抿唇并不打算回话,她可以轻易的逃脱,但是,她想再打探打探。

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.

红叶面上的冷清,让傅禹君冷笑:“我有千万种办法让你无法保持现在这种冷静,你最好什么都告诉我……”

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…”

“报!”一声惊慌失措的声音打断了傅禹君的询问。

“Reporting!” A panicking voice interrupted Fu Yujun’s interrogation.

三人同时看向来人,来人是一小士兵,小士兵面色惨白,满脸虚汗,似是受到了什么惊吓,此时见到傅禹君更是软跪在地。

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.

发抖而急切的朝傅禹君说道:“皇子,牧国的大军已经抵达皇城门口了!”

He trembled and impatiently told him, “Prince, the Mu Country’s army has already arrived at the Imperial City’s entrance!”

“什……”傅禹君瞪大了眼,后退了两步。

“Wh…” Fu Yujun’s eyes wide and he fell back two steps.

傅商君先前为了谋反,已将边境的士兵都秘密招了回来,与自己在皇城相斗,边境无人看守,这简直就是向牧国敞开了国门。

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.

此时,大军压境……这是将邵国逼上绝路啊!

At this moment with the army pressuring them in their border… they are cutting off Shao Country!

牧国皇帝会这么掐准时间,果然,教唆皇兄的就是这位阴险的牧国皇帝吶!

For Mu Country Emperor to chose such a timing, the one that instigated his Imperial Brother was really this sinister Mu Country Emperor!

他似是醒悟到什么一般痴笑,继而又痛苦的闭上了眼,发颤的问道:“可估算得出多少兵马?”

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?”

小士兵咬牙道:“不……不比大皇子的少……”

The small soldier clenched his teeth and answered, “Not… not any lesser than First Prince’s…”

傅禹君闻言瞪眼,再次问道:“我方呢?”

Fu Yujun heard and his eyes went wide, he once again asked, “Our side?”

“死伤过半,即使加上投降的……兵力不足敌方一半……”

“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…”

“螳螂捕蝉黄雀在后,呵……”傅禹君惨笑:“牧国皇帝下得一手好棋,一计不成,再生一计,势必要将邵国斩尽杀绝啊!”

“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!”

他握拳狠狠的砸向马车,似是再发泄不满一般。

He clenched his hand and smashed it against the carriage, showing his resent.

红叶闻言,轻轻勾起嘴角,她就说,主子不可能会败。

Hong Ye heard and her lips slightly curved up. Of course, it was impossible for Master to fail.

只是,这一次,竟然让主子用到了后手,果然,前面的计划让凌萧给毁了吗?

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?

这人,竟还有些才能,也许正是因为此,才会被主子看中的吧。

This man really did have some talent. Perhaps it was because of that he was fancied by Master.

红叶敛眸,凌萧真不如自己所想的那般简单。

Hong Ye closed her eyes, Ling Xiao really wasn’t as simple as she had thought.

他的才能他的才华,都是世间无人能比的……

His ability and talent were all things no one could match in this world…

也是她遥不可及的。

He was also someone she could not attain.

凌萧见如今这形势,也紧皱起了眉头,这下邵国是真不可能抵挡了。

Ling Xiao saw the circumstances and he frowned. It really was impossible for Shao Country to resist that now.

牧国的军马可比邵国的精壮许多,又有皇帝亲自的督战,士气必定大涨,而此时邵国只有一些残兵……

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…

重重的叹了口气,凌萧担忧的看向傅禹君。

He sighed and looked at Fu Yujun with worry.

牧国皇帝果然是最不好惹的……

Mu Country’s Emperor really is the worst one to provoke…

傅禹君在牧国随意进出皇宫,又带回已经被皇帝处死了的莫绮,又帮了自己,几次三番已经触碰了皇帝的底线,皇帝怎么可能绕得过他。

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?

自己也是糊涂,牧国皇帝有仇必报,怎能抱着侥幸心思,觉得自己到达了邵国,和傅禹君呆一起了,就能脱离了牧国皇帝的掌控呢!

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?!

真是太天真了。

He really was too naive.

傅禹君在短暂的泄气之后,立马重振了精神,他冷静的指挥道:“将兵马重振,所有人跟我进宫,将宫门上锁,势必与牧国一战到底。”

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.”

“是!”许是傅禹君的决心感染了小士兵,小士兵的回答中气了许多。

“Yes!” The small soldier was influenced by Fu Yujun’s determination and the reply was much stronger than before.

“皇子,是要以卵击石吗?”突然,身后出现了一声清冷的声音。

“Prince, are you trying to attempt the impossible?” Suddenly, a cold voice sounded from behind.

众人愕然的回头,才发现,不知何处,宫门的一侧,出现了一顶华丽至极的轿子。

Everyone turned around, stunned. They did not know from where, but a gorgeous sedan chair suddenly appeared by the palace door.

轿子上方是一遮阳伞,遮阳伞散落下层层半透明的纱幔,将里面的景象遮住。

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.

但隐约还是可以看见,里面端坐一身穿黑色衣袍的男子。

But they could still vaguely see that inside was a man wearing a black gown.

轿子被四位劲装女子所抬,女子的样貌皆被面巾所遮,但身姿妖娆,看身形并不比红叶差。

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.

身着打扮也与红叶极其相似,轿子前是一背剑侠客,淡然着神情,跟随着轿子款款而来。

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.

士兵受惊,举着武器跟着轿子的移动而移动,傅禹君严肃着表情,专注的盯着轿子,渐渐收紧了手。

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.

“牧国皇帝牧崇玄。”

“Mu Country’s Emperor, Mu Chongxuan.”

“承蒙皇子记得。”轿子停在了傅禹君的不远处。

“This Prince remembers.” The sedan chair stopped not far from Fu Yujun.

“估计,我到死都忘不了。”傅禹君满含恨意的意有所指。

“I estimate I won’t even forget it on my deathbed.” Fu Yujun bitterly said somewhat accusingly.

皇帝却恍然未闻,悄然的将目光却转移到了凌萧的身上,凌萧似是有所感觉一般,惊得一颤,往后退了退。

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.

皇帝见此,扬了扬眉,不轻不慢的道:“玩闹得够久了,过来,凌萧。”

The Emperor saw this and raised an eyebrow, neither softly or slowly, he said, “Haven’t you played enough, come here, Ling Xiao.”

皇帝的声音恨平稳,不含喜怒,也没有威压,凌萧闻言却浑身一颤,咬牙摇头,恐惧一般,又往后退了几步。

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.

傅禹君见状,拉着凌萧,护在了身后。

Fu Yujun saw this and pulled Ling Xiao behind him to protect him.

皇帝不悦的眯眼,目光悠悠得看向傅禹君。

The Emperor narrowed his eyes out of displeasure, his eyes lingering on Fu Yujun.

“皇子莫不是忘了,朕所说的话?”

“Has Prince forgotten what We had said before?”

傅禹君闻言皱眉,想起那张纸条,更是将凌萧护在了身后。

Fu Yujun frown and then thought of that paper and hid Ling Xiao even more behind him.

皇帝见状,冷哼了一声:“看来皇子果真忘了。”

The Emperor coldly snorted at the sight, “It looks like Prince has really forgotten.”

“我便是忘了又怎样?你只身来见我,未免太猖狂了一些,要知道现在这里还是我傅禹君做主的。”

“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.”

这里可都是他的士兵,而牧国皇帝就带了五人,抬轿子的四个女子,与身前的一背剑侍从。

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.

他是太过自信还是真的留有后招?

Was he too overconfident or did he really have some other trick?

傅禹君抿唇沉思,便听得皇帝一声轻叹,悠悠的不重,但是清清楚楚的传进了在场的每一个人的耳中。

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.

是用内力发出的,皇帝的内里竟然如此深厚。

It was done with his internal force, the Emperor’s internal force was unexpectedly strong.

傅禹君面上留下了冷汗。

Cold sweat flowed from Fu Yujun’s face.

皇帝淡漠的道:“你若拿得住朕,便动手好了。”

The Emperor indifferently said, “If you can hold me down, then do so.”

好猖狂的语气!

Such a willful tone!

傅禹君咬牙,如今他不做点什么,岂不是被牧国皇帝小看了?

Fu Yujun clenched his teeth, isn’t he just being looked down by the Mu Country Emperor if he didn’t do anything?

思及此,傅禹君扬眉,朝身边的肖峰打了个眼色,肖峰会意,让围着皇帝身边的士兵动手。

Fu Yujun raised an eyebrow to signal Xiao Feng beside him. Xiao Feng understood and had all the soldiers surrounding the Emperor to start.

士兵瞬间一拥而上。

The soldiers swarmed them in a moment.

守在皇帝身边的暗崖见状,冷笑了一声,拔出了身后的剑,不过眨眼间,围着的士兵轰然而倒。

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.

而邵国宫廷楼阁上,突然涌现大量的士兵,举着弓箭对准的确实傅禹君等人……

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…

“这……”肖峰诧异。

“This…” Xiao Feng was flabbergasted.

傅禹君阴沉了面色,这牧国皇帝果然留有后手。

Fu Yujun’s face went gloomy, this Mu Country Emperor really did have something else up his sleeve.

只怕这宫廷中早已有了内奸。

He was afraid that there was probably a traitor in their mists long again.

牧国皇帝早就对邵国虎视眈眈了。

The Mu Country Emperor had long been watching Shao Country like a tiger watching its prey.

傅禹君悄然握紧了凌萧的手,凌萧莫名感觉到了心虚,他挣扎了两下,挣脱了傅禹君。

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.

“……”傅禹君回头看了凌萧一眼,明显看见了凌萧的不愿,在不愿之下,他的眼睛看向的是牧国的皇帝。

“……” 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.

傅禹君恍惚间明白了什么,他凄然一笑,还是没忍住凑近凌萧道:“这次恐怕真的不行了,你向来聪明,去跟牧国皇帝认个错,兴许还能有所转机。”

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.”

凌萧自然知道傅禹君说得在理,但是,他真不想回到牧国皇帝那去。

Ling Xiao knew that what Fu Yujun saying was reasonable, but he really didn’t want to return there.

牧国皇帝不知道会怎么处置自己。

He didn’t know how the Mu Country Emperor would punish him.

最为让自己难以忍受的是,回去了就相当于再一次将命交到了皇帝的手里,皇帝可以随时要自己的命……

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…

“傅禹君,朕给你一次机会,朕来接朕的皇君了,你护送他过来。”皇帝开口了。

“Fu Yujun, We will give you a chance. We are here to receive our King Consort, you will escort him over.” The Emperor said.

话的内容却让傅禹君难以接受,他嗤笑了一声,决绝道:“你做梦。”

But the content of the words made it hard for Fu Yujun to accept, he sneered and decisively said, “Dream on.”

皇帝眯眼,目光暗含怒意,最后他冷哼道:“既然如此,红叶,你还再等什么。”

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.”

被捆绑住的红叶遽然一僵,主子竟如此说,证明所有事情他都知道了。

The tied Hong Ye suddenly went stiff, with how her Master spoke, it was proof that he knew everything.

她懊恼的咬牙,骤然发力,挣脱绳索,趁着傅禹君等人惊愕之下,将凌萧揽过,快速的带到了皇帝的轿子面前,跪下。

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.

“皇上……红叶……”

“Your Majesty… Hong Ye…”

红叶正想请罪,突而,轿子内甩出了一条皮鞭,正中红叶的红唇,那唇被皮鞭鞭出了一条红肿的痕迹。

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.

红叶吃痛,泪光在眼中打转,却不敢呼痛。

Hong Ye took the pain while tears glinted in her eyes, but she did not dare to call out.

凌萧一惊,吓得低头,却只字不敢说。

Frightened, Ling Xiao lowered his head and did not dare to speak.

突然,轿内又甩出了皮鞭,这一次对准的是凌萧,凌萧垂头将眼闭得死紧,等待疼痛的到来。

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.

然而,他却只觉得腰间一紧,继而被一道外力,拉扯着前进。

However, he only felt his waist tightening then pulled forward by an external force.

一声惊呼,凌萧诧然睁开了眼,才发觉他是被皮鞭绑住了腰,带往了皇帝所在的轿内。

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.

纱幔轻扫过脸颊,有点儿痒,凌萧只觉眼前一晃,便已到了皇帝的跟前。

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.

软在了皇帝的怀里。

Weak into the Emperor’s embrace.

皇帝一如既往的冷眼冷脸,英俊的面容上,神情不定,令人琢磨不透。

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.

凌萧的心剧烈的跳动,不知是因为害怕还是因为其他。

Ling Xiao’s heart violently throb, he didn’t know if it was fear or something else.

对视了皇帝不久,凌萧意识到自己的势力,想要要起身行礼,却被皇帝强硬的按在了自己的怀里,凌萧抖着声音轻声的唤:“皇……皇上……您……”

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…”

皇帝挑眉,望着凌萧战战兢兢而又小心翼翼的模样,揽着他的腰道:“既然如此害怕,为何要做令人朕生气的事情?”

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?”

“……”凌萧咬牙,不知该怎么回答皇帝的问题,只得说道:“是凌萧……一时糊涂。”

“……” 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.”

“糊涂?”皇帝眯眼,轻悠悠的道:“那还真是够糊涂的。”

“Silly?” The Emperor squinted, slowly saying, “Then you have been silly for quite a while.”

凌萧咬牙,低头表现出恭敬,正想说什么。

Ling Xiao gritted his teeth, lowered his head to show respect and wanted to say something else.

外头传来了嘈杂,凌萧透过纱幔往外看去。

But then more sound came from outside and Ling Xiao looked through the cotton curtain.

纱幔虽然让景象有些朦胧,却也能大致看清楚发生了什么。

Although the curtain made the scene look hazy, it still allowed one to see what was happening more or less.

原来,是傅禹君等人意识到凌萧被掳,急切的冲过来想救人,却被暗崖拦住,与暗崖缠斗在了一起。

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.

凌萧有些担忧傅禹君,频频往外张望,皇帝见此,突而扳过凌萧的下巴,紧紧的盯着凌萧问道:“你很在意他?”

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?”

皇帝眼中暗含怒意,那双重瞳宛如漆黑的浓墨,沉重的朝凌萧压来,令凌萧反射性的摇头。

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.

皇帝轻轻扬眉,似是勉强接受了凌萧的回答。

The Emperor lightly raised an eyebrow and reluctantly accepted Ling Xiao’s reply.

凌萧松了口气,埋在皇帝的怀里,思索着现在这个状况要怎么处理。

Ling Xiao heaved a breath, buried in the Emperor’s embrace and thought deeply on how should he deal with this situation.

然而,还没有待凌萧想出个所以然来,远处进来了一队军队,带头的人,一身银色盔甲,骑着一匹白马,缓缓而来。

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.

凌萧总觉得这身影有些熟悉,他却明白,自己并不认识什么参军的人。

Ling Xiao keeps feeling that this figure was familiar, but he was knew that he did not know anyone in the army.

那人前来直直走向了凌萧这边,在皇帝不远处下马,走到皇帝轿子跟前,恭敬的下跪行礼。

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.

“兰蔚参见皇上。”

“Lan Wei pays his respect to Your Majesty.”

“!”凌萧听闻,愕然的瞪眼,这人竟然是兰蔚。

“!” Ling Xiao widen his eyes, stunned as he heard who it was. This person was Lan Wei.

“还有呢?”皇帝突然清冷的开口。

“What else?” The Emperor suddenly coldly spoke.

跪着的兰蔚一愣,随即了然的再次低头:“兰蔚……拜见皇君,皇君……安好。”

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.

“……”凌萧默然。

“……” Ling Xiao was speechless.

皇帝却满意的眯起了眼,朝外虚抬了抬手道:“起来吧。”

But the Emperor narrowed his eyes out of satisfaction and raised his hand outside, “You may rise.”

“谢皇上。”兰蔚起身,站在了皇帝轿子跟前,不知有意无意,他透过纱幔,朝凌萧瞄了一眼。

“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.

凌萧一震,内心激荡万分,这兰蔚被皇帝赶出了京城,竟然做起了将军……

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…

这……到底发生了什么?

Just… what happened?

似是瞧出了凌萧的疑惑,皇帝难得的道:“很多事情,朕之后会慢慢讲给你听。”

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.”

“?”凌萧讶然,皇帝竟然会主动跟他承诺,他不由抬头看向了皇帝,却见皇帝目光轻柔的盯着自己。

“?” 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.

重瞳中饱含了柔情蜜意,让凌萧心头一跳,面上不可克制的泛红,便不自在的低下了头。

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.

凌萧面上的红晕,宛如艳丽的桃李,看在皇帝的眼里,让皇帝不由忆起,在夜晚,凌萧被逗弄得舒爽之时,也会有如此令人心喜的表情。

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.

似是想到了凌萧被逗弄得舒爽之时的表情,皇帝心情大好,他俯身,在凌萧那红晕处轻轻扫过一吻。

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.

那吻带着湿润,扫过脸颊,有点儿痒,更多的却是热,烫得凌萧当场就差点弹跳了起来。

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.

凌萧敏感的反应,让皇帝微微诧异,他搂住凌萧的手锁紧了一些,让凌萧无法逃离。

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.

凌萧的身子便只能在皇帝的怀里,无助的颤抖,那处在颤抖下,磨蹭着衣物,在这种时候,竟也能本能的伫立了起来。

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.

凌萧咬牙,暗骂了自己一声,忙缩紧了腿,掩饰自己的反应,却倏而,一不小心,伫立起的那物竟碰触到了皇帝的大腿,凌萧一愣,目光便撞进了皇帝清冷的眸中。

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.

凌萧尴尬的想找个地洞钻进去,不由的,就将脸深深的埋在了皇帝的怀里,面上是一阵阵的发热,他知道,自己现在肯定脸红的要滴出血来了。

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.

“呵……”将凌萧的反应,尽收眼底,皇帝好心情轻笑出声:“朕第一次觉得,你那物也是如此可爱。”

“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.”

凌萧闻言,心跳如雷,羞耻得抓着皇帝的衣物,缓缓的收紧,等待身下那物慢慢的疲软下去。

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.

红叶跪在轿前,没有皇帝的指示,她不敢起身,皇帝已经知晓了所有,她知道等待她的会是惩罚。

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.

她从打算放任凌萧开始,就无数次的想过现在这个时刻。

She had planned from the beginning to ignore Ling Xiao and thought of many things up to this point.

任何一次想象,都比现在来得重。

Anything she was imagining was more serious than now.

她对惩罚早有准备,只是她不曾想过,凌萧阻碍了主子的计划,竟然能不受任何处罚,甚至还能如此备受宠爱。

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.

果然,凌萧在主子的眼里是最为特别的。

As expected, Ling Xiao was the most special one in her Master’s eyes.

这边红叶想着,那边傅禹君与暗崖的缠斗,渐渐败下阵来。

While Hong Ye was thinking, the fight between Fu Yujun and An Ya was gradually cooling.

傅禹君早已透支了体力,又受了伤,此时能与暗崖缠斗这般久,已是不易。

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.

何况后面又有兰蔚带来的士兵加入战局。

Plus, there were also more soldiers behind that Lan Wei brought with him to fight.

眼见着傅禹君身上添了几道口子,面色也惨白了下来,凌萧想开口像皇帝求情,却知道皇帝最厌恶的就是自己的人给别人求情。

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.

此时,自己求情恐怕不是帮傅禹君,而是害了他。

If he tried to plea with the Emperor, he probably wouldn’t be helping Fu Yujun, he would be hurting him.

凌萧皱眉,皇帝却似是知道凌萧所想一般,朝外挥了挥手,兰蔚会意,阻止了他人的进攻,暗崖也停了下来。

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.

傅禹君举着剑,喘着粗气,肖峰带着人连忙跑到了他的身边,将他护住。

Fu Yujun raised his sword, gasping for breath. Xiao Feng brought people to hurry to his side, guarding him.

皇帝望着怀里的凌萧道:“朕可以放过他,但是你必须心甘情愿的跟朕回去,并且不再和他有所往来。”

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.”

凌萧一愣,呆了半响,才知道皇帝是在和自己说话,皇帝竟然还会放过傅禹君,凌萧讶然的抬头,却发现皇帝的目光幽幽。

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.

那双重瞳表达的意思很明显。

The meaning in those double pupil eyes were clear.

朕是为了你才放过他的。

We are only letting him off for you.

凌萧内心一震,连忙低头眨了眨眼,怀疑自己会错了意,皇帝怎会为了自己……

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…

“如何?”皇帝似是等不了凌萧长久的沉默,他捏着凌萧的下巴强迫凌萧对视着自己问道。

“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.

傅禹君咬牙,盯着纱幔后的人影似是要盯出两个窟窿出来。

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.

他上前一步恨道:“他答不答应,你都会带他走,又何必去问他!”

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!”

皇帝眯眼不悦:“朕可没有允许你说话。”

The Emperor narrowed his eyes in displeasure, “We did not allow you to speak.”

这话说完,皇帝有隐隐发怒的前兆,威严一股股的自轿子里散发,压得外面的人面色苍白,面流虚汗。

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.

连在远处的傅禹君都有所影响,他咬紧牙关,阻止自己身体本能的诚服发颤,而强硬得道:“……我要说话还要你允许了?”

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?”

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45 thoughts on “[TPCFC] Chapter 57: The Person Behind

  1. Thanks for the previous chapter and now I shall wait for this to come out like I always do patiently like a good reader (stalker)! XP

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  2. demonbookworm says:

    *sets the tent*
    *prepares to camp here*
    🏕⛺️🏕⛺️🏕⛺️🏕⛺️

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  3. Jen says:

    The camp was worth it. Hahaha! You know how a stalker is.. 😉 Thanks for the chapter snowy. 🙂

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  4. Oh man…. I really feel bad for Fu Yujun…. Honestly, I really liked this guy. I felt that Ling Xiao was able to shine so much better with this dynamic. i don’t know what’s gonna happen, but I know our OP Emperor is gonna nab our spunky protagonist and prance his way over Fu Yujun’s broken face (cause let’s face it. Emperor won’t leave the guy unscathed) or something….

    Gah! Who cares?! I’m going down with this shiiiip! Drags out “Team Fu YujunxLing Xiao” banner out of camping tent.

    Thanks for all your hard work! I’m camping here, so see ya eventually!

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  5. koko says:

    I have been a camper for, um… I don’t know how many chapters now… All I know is that I was reading and then I chanced upon the toc when I reached the last updated chapter (at that time I think it was about the 20th? Maybe not even orz) and saw clickable hyperlinked chapters so I just went to town with them and lo and behold there ARE TRANSLATED TEXTS W O W

    next thing I know, this novel has been a permanent resident in my mobile browser… It just never left O_O imagine that…

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      • koko says:

        I have, srsly… Tho at that time there have already been loyal campers ahead of me like excuse me I’m new here let me just say how amazed I am of you guys’ dedication and loyalty W O W just… WOW

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        • SnowTime says:

          I don’t remember how the camping happened either… I think it was after me posting unedited because my editor won’t be making it in time and people just told me to post unedited…. 🤔

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  6. Snow-sama, thank you for the translations. I like this novel a lot and your translation is very good. So I hope that you’ll keep up with the good work. ^_^

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  7. I really don’t want Fu Yujun to die… Bad Emperor! Just take your wifey and go back to your country and leave Fu Yujun alone!

    And Fu Yujun, if you want to live then you better let go of wifey!

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  8. chibi1207 says:

    Hi Snowy..

    Hehe … 1st time clicking the click bait… 😂😂😂 i was confused.. where is the next chapter???? Then i found out… 😅😅😅 oh well .. will patiently waiting. thank you for translating this awesome story. I love LX .. such a witty person and immortal (😈😈). i bet in previous life the reason The emperor was always going to Mo Qi was due to Ling Xiao…. cause The Emperor has found his interest in LX…and the reason LX was poisoned.. 😆😆😆

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  9. Thank you for your translation
    I really love Fu Yujun and so glad that he’ s still alive.
    I forgot the emperor already and now I am going to stay with FYJxLX shiiiiiip

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  10. Little Fluffy Ninja Sheep says:

    Oh, Emperor please have mercy on Fu Yujun! He’s your brother-in-law! Ling Xiao just brother-zoned him!

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  11. Rinth says:

    Ooohhh moments with his emperor♡♡♡

    Thank you very much for the translation!!! Like others, I always check for upupdates and am thankful you will finish this!!! Thank you again!!!!

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  12. Quirkycurator says:

    Oh! Hallelujah! Finally able to comment. I don’t know why but I could not type on the reply box for the longest time. I don’t know what change but I could care less! I am just so happy that I can tell you how much I love your translations.

    Now to set up camp!111

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  13. Yay! Yosh! Although I feel bad for Du Yujun but it’s his bad for reaching for something he could never attain. So please can we talk about how cool my baobei is? Mu Chongxuan is so brimming cool and hot. Haha.

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  14. Mors says:

    gonna be honest i dont mind how long you take to translate it. I am just grateful you are translating it in the first place. thank you for all your work.

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  15. Tobiana says:

    I’ve been following silently for a while (thank you so much for translating), and I originally was obssessed with the storyline. But the emperor just gets less and less appealing. He’s so dominant and overpowering and hates whenever someone disagrees with him.
    In the first place, he only fell in love with Ling Xiao because LX knew all his petty likes/dislikes, served him exactly how he wanted, did everything he was told to, and was “cute” because he was always scared and submissive. That already sounds like the start of an unhealthy relationship.

    And I hate (sorry for using such a strong word for a character everyone seems to love) how damn timid and subservient and FAKE Ling Xiao is whenever he’s in the Emperor’s presence.
    Don’t get me wrong, I do like LX, but only when he’s being his true and saucy self. Thus why I ship him and FYJ so much more because they were so REAL and open with each other.
    The FYJ and LX relationship went through actual development, conflict, and then understanding. But his moments with the Emperor mostly consisted of the Emperor thinking he was “cutely” scared and then a bunch of lustful thoughts (about his peach face and pale skin and long hair and bed skills and whatever shit else he thinks about)

    I kept reading because I’m already invested, but sorry the Emperor just makes me cringe now. Like, does he even remember what happened BEFORE Ling Xiao ran away? I think everybody has forgotten already, but the Emperor basically raped Ling Xiao without his consent. And he was extremely rough with him too. Did he never consider that maybe that could have contributed to LX wanting to run away? (I know that wasn’t his reason for running away, but the Emperor seems to have this idea that he is always in the right)

    Sorry for all the negativity. I really have enjoyed your translations and I still do. You’re amazing for translating such a long story and I owe many entertaining evenings to you since discovering this story. I just can’t really believe that LX is in love with the Emperor. Tbh, if you pay attention, LX only started having feelings after the Emperor began sexually harassing him. I just don’t really understand how the author wanted to progress their relationship.

    I’ve already abandoned this ship a long time ago, but I’ll still probaby continue reading because I’ve spent so much time reading already, and because I actually do like Ling Xiao as a character himself.
    Also because snowy’s translations are so high quality and easy to read.
    I’m just somewhat disappointed with recent developments.

    I apologize to anyone who is offended by my opinion; I’m aware that it’s a very unpopular one. I just felt the need to express what I was feeling on the moment Haha

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    • SnowTime says:

      It’s alright, I could already see how some of the readers would go for other ships. Though the Emperor did already like Ling Xiao in his first life…only reason why Mo Qi stuck around (truth be told, I wish the author elaborated more on that past life). Ling Xiao is like a low core tsundere to me while the Emperor is totally a yandere… 13 chapters left and I can already foresee more rants. 😂 I’ll admit, I picked this story up at the drop of a hat just reading the synopsis and didn’t read before I tled. Any regrets can go out the window, I’m finishing this.

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  16. Oh my dear FYJ ……. he is now heart-broken T___T (and me toooo!) he’s really good and sincere. I want him to be happy with Ling Xiao.

    Actually, I am not sure about the feeling of Ling xiao to the Mu emperor. I think he may has some positive feeling but also scared because Mu emperor expression was always expressionless and quite yandere to Ling Xiao. The emperor had power and no one understood what he thought or about his feeling (judging from Ling xiao’s point of view). He could execute or punish anyone with or without reason. If the emperor never love or had feeling for Ling Xiao, then he may kill Ling Xiao without asking anything and I think that’s why Ling Xiao didnt want to go back. He was afraid that he is going to be …punished or killed.
    Staying with FYJ could make him more relaxed and lively than staying with the emperor (he stayed confidently but still scared) and this might be a cause that many readers are shipping FYJxLX.

    Lastly, I am really happy seeing Lan Wei again 🙂
    Thank you for your hard working and sorry for my bad grammar XD

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