Hello to all campers, old and new. This one didn’t take as long~ Striving to finish it up quickly! :ULFire:
Chapter 66: After Obtaining Love (I)
“……” The Emperor’s one sentence shocked Ling Xiao awake.
He watched, stunned as the Emperor held his hands behind his back and walked until he was right in front of him.
“Mo Qi told Us some very strange things, would you like to hear them?”
Though the Emperor talked like he was asking him, he did not wait for his reply and continued to speak, “She said, she killed you. She also said, We killed her.”
“……” Cold sweat dripped from Ling Xiao while he faced the Emperor’s sharp gaze. He could feel his legs weakening.
He swallowed his saliva and then managed to get out his question, “Then… Your Majesty, do you believe it?”
The Emperor stared at Ling Xiao for a long time after he said those words, then he raised his hand to hold Ling Xiao’s chin and said, “We believe you, why not tell us about it?”
This was clearly just kicking the question back to him!
Ling Xiao’s face went white. Although the Emperor said it pleasantly that he believed in him, but if he couldn’t give him a reason that could convince him, then how could his reply satisfy him?
The Emperor wanted him to reply to this question from the beginning.
While Ling Xiao thought about it, the thought of being honest had crossed his mind, but his situation was unimaginable. Would the Emperor believe him if he told him? How would he handle him after he believed him, a person who transcends this world?
He raised his head in turmoil and gaze the Emperor a glance. The other party only coldly looked back at him, wearing an omniscient appearance. Ling Xiao widen his eyes in surprise, when the Emperor had this kind of look, it reminded him that the Emperor usually did not bother what other people said. Once he started to ask, he pretty much already knew the result. Asking him was just to inspect and verify the other’s loyalty.
Ling Xiao threw away that last trace of his hesitation after he thought it through and took a deep breath, firming his resolution then clearly said, “Your Majesty, it’s true that Mo Qi killed me.”
The Emperor raised an eyebrow at his words, his hands behind him while he continue to wear his profound appearance. Ling Xiao felt terrified in his heart, although he can guess that the Emperor already has some thoughts about it, he did not know what the Emperor was thinking about after all.
But since he already started, then there was no more leeway for him to regret it. He could only brace himself and continue, “She… wanted to poison me to death, while I continue to look for an opportunity to take revenge.”
Ling Xiao deliberately spoke ambiguously, he did not clear up the fact that Mo Qi wanting to poison him to death was something from his past lifetime, now did he say whether or not Mo Qi had managed to poison him to death.
Everything he said was something that happened in this lifetime, so the Emperor would not hear something so unrealistic and hard to accept like a past lifetime.
However, the Emperor seem to know everything and interrupted, “So We killed her because you died.”
His words were not a question, but a declaration of his certainty.
Ling Xiao listened in surprise, but could only feel his back grow cold.
The Emperor looked back at him coldly while words flowed from his thin lips, “In your past lifetime.”
“Your Majesty… you…” Ling Xiao’s heart thumped and he started to panic.
“Like that, it explains all of your clever schemes.”
When the Emperor said it, his voice was very calm and firm, it did not hold any sign of anger. But Ling Xiao felt an indescribable sense of alarm.
Even if he had the golden death exemption plate, he still did not dared to look at the Emperor’s current expression. He didn’t know how the Emperor was going to handle him—someone who died then revived again. He could only keep his head extremely low, trembling in fear.
Ling Xiao’s trembling appearance was like a puppy that had just been born and was facing the unknown world, curling up into a ball.
The Emperor felt it was quite funny as he watched and he rubbed Ling Xiao’s head, rubbing him so much his orderly fine black hair turned messy and landed all over Ling Xiao’s eyes. It made the guileless and innocent eyes of his turn even more pitiful.
Especially in that moment he raised his eyes to look at him at loss, the Emperor felt he saw a puppy wagging his tail and begging for his master’s pampering.
Those eyes completely soften his heart and he leaned over to lightly land a kiss at the corner of Ling Xiao’s lips, then pulling him into his embrace.
Ling Xiao’s body went stiff, then raise his head to look at the Emperor in shock.
“Your Majesty… you…”
“To be so doubtful of Us, should We punish you?” The Emperor kindly looked down at Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao stared blankly while his mind flitted through thousands of things before understanding the Emperor’s meaning. He was not going to look any deeper or do anything to him.
He couldn’t help but release a breath of relief at the thought and his tone also relaxed.
“Ling Xiao isn’t doubting Your Majesty, but in myself.”
The Emperor raised an eyebrow at Ling Xiao, who slyly said, “Ling Xiao was afraid that I do not have enough of your heart…”
Just a moment ago, he had a timid and cowering appearance. But now, he was back to his lively self and back to his sly nature.
Those pair of lively eyes were sneaky and his reply was very crafty, allowing him to hide from the question.
The Emperor slightly smiled.
Ling Xiao felt a bit uneasy when he saw that the Emperor was not responding for a while, and he couldn’t keep silent any longer. “If Your Majesty really wants to punish Ling Xiao, then Ling Xiao will obey.”
Ling Xiao’s eyes flickered around when he said that, his charm working naturally. Even he did not know just how enticing he appeared when he raised his eyes to look at him from below.
The Emperor observed him, his gaze serene. But in the next second, he confined Ling Xiao into his embrace.
Fast and demanding kisses repeatedly fell and finally landed on Ling Xiao’s lips. His tightly closed lips were pried open, tangling with his tongue that was stiff from shock.
After the kiss was over, his sensitive body had long went soft like water and he laid paralyzed in the Emperor’s chest.
The Emperor’s gaze was dark, like a greedy wolf as he stared at Ling Xiao, as if he wanted to completely swallow Ling Xiao into his bellow with not even a bone left behind.
Ling Xiao slightly trembled and felt weak all over from the Emperor’s possessive gaze. A light groan flowed out between his lips.
The Emperor laughed softly, his voice carrying some huskiness and was very pleasant to the ear, it was very sexy.
Ling Xiao struggled to raise his head to see the Emperor’s smiling face, but he was suddenly held up horizontally.
Ling Xiao called out in alarm and quickly held the Emperor’s neck with his arms. Being held in a princess hold like this, Ling Xiao really wanted to protest. But when he thought back to everything that happened before, it has long stopped being the first time the Emperor did this to him, for him to protest against it now would just appear pretentious.
Besides, Ling Xiao’s lips slightly quirked up as he rested against the Emperor’s chest comfortably.
Although he looked very cold, his hugs were exceptionally warm. Being held by him in this kind of position was quite comfortable.
No matter if it’s his body or heart.
“You like it?” The Emperor seem to have seen through his fondness and tilted his head to at him.
Ling Xiao raised his eyes and smiled, “I like it.”
“Then We will often hold you from now on.” The Emperor earnestly promised.
Ling Xiao laughed and replied, “Your Majesty’s words hold enormous weight, Ling Xiao will note it down in my heart.”
“Hn.” The Emperor agreed with a sound and placed Ling Xiao softly down on the bed, then leaned over with his hands supporting him by Ling Xiao’s head, kissing him.
Ling Xiao smiled and reached up to take off the Emperor’s headdress, so that his finely comb hair would tumble down without its support.
His hair swept over his skin, giving him a slightly itchy feeling.
Ling Xiao stroke down with a finger and quietly asked, “Your Majesty, can Ling Xiao ask you something?”
The Emperor got up and frowned, silently bearing by taking a deep breath then asked a bit unsteadily, “Ask.”
“Just what is your bottomline for Ling Xiao?”
The Emperor pursed his lips, his eyes narrow in displeasure as he stared at him. Like he was blaming him for asking such a boring question at such an important moment.
Ling Xiao read and understood the disdain in his eyes and he held back his words for a moment before getting them out embarrassedly, “Without Your Majesty’s explicitly stating it, it’s very hard for Ling Xiao to be at ease. I am always worried that I would touch your bottom line without paying attention.”
The Emperor frowned and stared at him, as he observed he had no desire to withdraw his question, he finally sighed heavily and rather helplessly said, “We had thought you were quite clear on it.”
Ling Xiao wrinkled his brows, if the Emperor was still the Emperor from before then it would be quite clear. However, the current Emperor was no longer the one from before.
Ling Xiao had touched his bottom line many times and thought he would die. But the Emperor had easily forgiven him and that completely toppled his understanding. He couldn’t help but want to know again, just what was the Emperor’s bottomline.
Like he had seen his thoughts, the Emperor gave a soft sigh, “What you knew before wasn’t wrong, it’s just that you are special to Us.”
While Ling Xiao was distracted, the Emperor had already once more took the chance to press him down, lightly biting down on him like it was a punishment.
Ling Xiao called out in pain for a moment and the other part narrowed his eyes in a good mood, enjoying his appearance of pain. His satisfied expression seem to say: “To dare to interrupt Us, you need to be prepared to be punished.”
Ling Xiao gave him a eye that held his complaints and the Emperor laughed, leaning over to lick the place he had bit. He said with an appeasing tone, “We had long stopped having a bottom line for you, why are you still so worried? As long as you remember that We are your man, that is enough.”
Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes at the comfortable sensation of being licked while the Emperor’s charming reply entered his ears. He raised his head in astonishment but just so happen to run into the Emperor’s kiss by doing so.
Their lips blended together and their breathing gradually grew chaotic. Ling Xiao struggled a bit, wanting to ask what did he mean but was defeated under the Emperor’s touches.
He didn’t know when, his hands that were pushing the other away turned to pandering while his mind went dazed by the kisses, he didn’t even know what day it was anymore.
The Emperor slightly smiled at the sight and easily got rid of Ling Xiao’s clothes, his moist kisses going the whole way down.
His finger search for that secret place of the other, making the body below to shudder in pleasure.
And causing the man below to be too busy to care about other things, leaving behind only a demanding mood…
After a night of tangling, Ling Xiao supported his sore waist as he got up. The Emperor was already not in sight.
His body felt very refreshed, it was clear he had been cleaned already.
“King Consort.” The maid by the side brought a bowl of water for Ling Xiao to wash, after he finished, she respectfully called him.
Ling Xiao stretched lazily and looked at her.
The maid answered, “Steward Li, had waited out by the door for a long time.”