Chapter 11

"Wangye, are we not going in?"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye squatted outside of the big gate of Beitang Wangfu, watching it while chewing the sleeve of his clothes.

 

Xiao Dong crouched beside him, and couldn't help asked, "Don't you miss Wangfei very much? We have come a long way to here, why are you not going in but only here sighing?"

 

"Aiya, even if I tell you, you won't understand." Xiao Wangye said regretfully.

 

People said, 'so close to the hometown, only feel shy' **[tn: see note at the end of the chapter]. He was so close to his wife, he also felt shy. When he was still in Wen Country, he only thought of hurrying to see Beitang Yao Yue, but now that he was already in arrived at the doorstep, he hesitated.

 

Recalling Beitang Yao Yue's insistence to leave, Dongfang Hao Ye still felt heartache.

 

They sort of parted in an awkward situation, Yao Yue's last sentence, 'You continue', chilled him to the bones.

 

Although he strove to pretend the words were never said, but deep in his heart he was still anxious. He would rather Yao Yue hated him, at least it proved that Yao Yue did care about him. But if Yao Yue didn't care.. then.. then he could not bear it!

 

While Dongfang Hao Ye was still thinking, suddenly he heard the Beitang Wangfu's gate was opened with a creak. He jumped in a scare; his limbs reacted quicker than his brain; he pulled Xiao Dong to hide in a corner.

 

"Wangye, wha..."

 

"Shush, be quiet!" Dongfang Hao Ye blocked Xiao Dong's mouth, he crouched and then peered around the corner. A moment later he exhaled when he saw a silhouette coming out of the gate.

 

It was only a few ordinary people.

 

However, he was not relaxed for a long time; suddenly he widened his eyes in surprise.

 

He saw two figures coming out one after another. The first man was tall and sturdy; the man behind him was dressed in white, slender in appearance, elegant in temperament; with a touch of gracefulness and coldness.

 

Yao Yue.

 

Yao Yue... Yao.. Yue...

 

Dongfang Hao Ye suddenly felt the time had stopped as he stood there stupidly; looking at the people ahead.

 

Yao Yue had gone thinner. His jade-like cheeks looked wan and sallow, his beautiful raised-eyebrows was slightly knitted, his hair was not let loose like it used to; instead it was tied high with a string, and it would sway in the wind. It made him look more handsome; his cheeks were more defined, and his jaw sharper.

 

Yao Yue was pursing his lips as his head titled, listening to the person beside him; his eyelashes was lowered as if he was neither listening nor not listening, smiling nor not smiling.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was enraptured by the sight of him; but then he saw Yao Yue's star-like dark eyes creased, his eyelashes fluttered and the corner of his lips raised.

 

Beitang Yao Yue smiled; a light and elegant smile.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye felt a heavy weight crushing his chest; staring at the smile, his soul left his body; his fingers had punched into the wall without he realizing it.

 

Yao Yue, Yao Yue. How could he.. smile like this in front of others...

 

A carriage drove slowly and stopped right in front of the gate. Beitang Yao Yue said something to the man beside him, and then with a faint smile, climbed onto the carriage. The man followed and closed the door.

 

The carriage slowly passed in front of Dongfang Hao Ye. From the beginning to the end, Beitang Yao Yue was not aware at all of his existence.

 

"Wang.. Wangye..." Xiao Dong's voice shook a little.

 

"... Chase..." Deep breathe, deep breathe, deep breathe!

 

Xiao Wangye breathed for a while before squeezing a sentence between his teeth, "Chase them!"

 

He jumped up, pointed to the direction where the carriage disappeared to, "Let's chase them! I want to see what that guy looks like!"

 

Bastard! Dare to see his Yao Yue's smile, that man could not be forgiven! Love rival, he must be a love rival!

 

With whatever means, Xiao Wangye had to see what kind of thing was this man.

 

"Stone! Forest! Benwang orders you to chase!" He roared.

 

Two shadows swiftly emerged and knelt before him. They were the dark guards of the Wangfu; Shi Yan and Wang Lin*.

 

[*Shi of Shi Yan's name was from the word 'shitou'; means stone. While Lin of Wang Lin's name was from 'linzi', means forest. He actually called them Shitou and Linzi instead of with their names.]

 

"Paying respect to Wang..."

 

"Stop talking nonsense! Quick! Benwang wants you to chase the carriage!" Xiao Wangye patted Shi Yan's back and urged him to the direction of the disappearing carriage, "Hurry up!"

 

Xiao Wangye didn't have any of his internal strength; he alone certainly could not catch up with the speeding carriage. Shi Yan and Wang Lin had always been protecting from the dark, it was time for them to show off their ability.

 

"Yes."

 

Shi Yan immediately carried Xiao Wangye on his back, then he leaped up over the houses and swiftly followed the carriage; while Wang Lin and Xiao Dong followed behind them.

 

The carriage's speed was slow; steadily drove toward the outskirt and gradually left the city.

 

Hateful! Clearly they were going out of town!

 

Dongfang Hao Ye gritted his teeth and chewed his sleeves. Xiao Dong and Shi Yan cold-sweated.

 

The carriage stopped at the shore of a famous frozen lake some distance away from the capital city, then Beitang Yao Yue and the other man climbed down.

 

A frigid wind struck and Beitang Yao Yue tightened his fur coat. The other man stepped forward to help fasten the front tie of the coat. Then he said something to Beitang Yao Yue and they both walked toward the pavilion at the center of the frozen lake. A servant carried some things behind them.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye made two fists. He breathed in, then gritted his teeth, "Stone, Forest, the man who is with Wangfei, do you know him?"

 

Shi Yan and Wang Lin looked at each other then said cautiously, "This person secretly entered the city early this morning then entered Beitang Wangfu. His identity is unknown. He brought thirty servants with him, but according to our observation, the servants are actually imperial guards in disguise."

 

Xiao Wangye continued grinding his teeth.

 

"Wangye?" Xiao Dong looked at him worriedly, afraid of him having toothaches.

 

Dongfang Hao Yue said to Shi Yan and Wang Lin, "You can retreat, carry on with your task. Do not show up before I call you. Xiao Dongzi, you come with me."

 

Shi Yan and Wang Lin did as ordered. Xiao Wangye and Xiao Dong slowly crept from a shadow to shadow toward the ice pavilion.

 

A servant went first to the pavilion and tidied it up before waiting Beitang Yao Yue and the other man to arrive, he'd placed a warming stove and lighted a fire in the furnace. Then he went to the lake and took some ice to boil, to prepare tea and warm the wine. There were a few light dishes on the table; and inside the pavilion was warm, the wind was kept out.

 

Beitang Yao Yue seemed to be in a good mood, his lips were raised full of light smile.

 

Seeing it, Xiao Wangye had an urge to block the other man's sight.

 

"Wang.. Wangye, you.. you must calm down!"

 

"I am calm!" Xiao Wangye who was hidden behind a rock, was gnawing his teeth.

 

'Instead of saying you're calm, you must say you're angry.' Xiao Dong muttered inwardly.

 

Suddenly that other man was saying some unknown things that made Beitang Yao Yue laughed. The laughter sounded clear and pleasant, his long black hair fluttered in with the wind.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye burned with anger; staring foolishly.

 

When Beitang Yao Yue's laughter subsided, the other man suddenly smiled, and to the direction of Dongfang Hao Ye said, "My Friend, you've come here, please don't hide there amidst the North Wind. How about coming here for a drink?"

 

The man did not deliberately raised his voice, but his pleasant voice could be heard clearly from the pavilion in the heart of the lake, as if he was speaking right next to Donfang Hao Ye's ears.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye's heart shivered when he saw Beitang Yao Yue's pair of bright eyes swept over to his direction.

 

Xiao Wangye looked to the left, the looked to the right.

 

"Wangye, he seemed to be calling us..." Xiao Dong said with a small voice.

 

"Quiet! I know!" He just wanted to check there was no possibilities of being mistaken.

 

"Wangye..." Xiao Dong poked him again, "Wangfei is looking over here..."

 

Hearing this, Dongfang Hao Ye swiftly turned his head to see and immediately met Beitang Yao Yue's gaze; he shrunk back.

 

When Beitang Yao Yue caught sight of Dongfang Hao Ye, his eyebrows and heart jumped. The man next to him said, "Little Brother, don't be embarrassed. You've been following us for a long time, come and have a cup of warmed wine."

 

Little Brother? Bastard! [He was called little brother, emphasized on 'little'.]

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was almost twenty, he hated people called him little or small. He was only four or five years younger than Beitang Yao Yue, or was it because of his baby face he was considered incompatible with Beitang Yao Yue?

 

Beitang Yao Yue lightly said, "Jian Qing, since he is unwilling, we should not force him."

 

The man paused for a moment then laughed, "You're right. In that case, let us drink it together then."

 

When he heard the man's words, Dongfang Hao Ye could not bear it, he rushed out and yelled, "Who say I'm unwilling? I'd like to drink it."

 

Xiao Dong sighed. Xiao Wangye had rushed into the pavilion and came next to the two people sitting facing each other. He immediately sat down on the stone bench closest to Beitang Yao Yue and said, "Why are we not drinking? Where is the wine? Bring it here!"

 

The man smiled slightly, "Pour the wine for the guest."

 

Guest?

 

Anger rose inside Dongfang Hao Ye's heart, he lifted his cup and threw a grin to the man, "Since Brother invited me sincerely, how can I accept? This one is for honoring you, cheers." After saying this, he lifted his head and drank in one go.

 

The wine was warm and rich, strong but not spicy, with lingering aftertaste. Just with one cup, his whole body warmed. Dongfang Hao Ye could not help but praised, "It's a really good wine, really worthy of the reputation Northern Land's number one Nine-layered Red Clouds"

 

Hearing it, the mans raised his eyebrow, "I didn't expect Little Brother actually knew this wine."

 

Xiao Wangye grinned widely, "I didn't expect you could get this wine. It must be one of the best wine in Northern Land."

 

The man smiled and not replied.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye sensed the man was not saying anything, he turned his head to look at Beitang Yao Yue only to see him looking blankly at the lake's surface, looking as if nothing mattered to him.

 

Xiao Wangye stared intently at him, searching for something to say. Then he saw the wine cup in Yao Yue's hand he could not help spit out, "Ah! Why are you drinking?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue turned his head and looked coldly at him, "Why can't I drink?"

 

"You, you..." Because he had a baby...

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was about to say the words when he looked down at Beitang Yao Yue's belly. He was wearing a think and long, white coat; completely covering his body and not glimpse could be seen.

 

Beitang Yao Yue paid him no attention, he turned to the man opposite him, "Jian Qing, we haven't seen in a long time and it's rare for you steal half a day break. Now that there's a good wine, let's have a toast." Then he lifted his cup.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye swiftly reached out to grab Beitang Yao Yue's cup, and said loudly, "If it's a good wine, then I'll drink it for you." Then he chugged the wine in one go.

 

After drinking the second cup, he could immediately feel a different taste.

 

What kind of wine was this Nine-layered Red Clouds? This was the richest, the strongest and most famous wine of the northern lands. It was made with ginseng grew in the snowy mountain and black broom-corn [a type of sorghum, a grass species cultivated for its grain], was brewed for 49 days, buried at 99 feet deep, was opened after 9 years, 9 months, and 9 days.

 

After Dongfang Hao Ye had his first cup, he already felt drunk, but now the effect actually got stronger because he drank two cups in an empty stomach. He felt that the table was starting to sway...

 

Beitang Yao Yue was angered, "Who let you drink for me? Servant, get a clean cup and pour some wine for me."

 

"You can't!" Xiao Wangye was leaning over the table, he hiccuped and shouted, "You're not allowed to drink without my permission."

 

"Without. Your. Permission?" Beitang Yao Yue's gaze was chilly, each words cut like a tip of a blade, "Who are you to me? Who needs your permission? What I, Beitang Yao Yue want to do, it's never related to you. Pour the wine!" [Yao Yue! (=_=)]

 

Hearing those words 'never related to you', Xiao Wangye's heart, liver, lungs and intestine trembled. Without thinking, he rushed to grab the wine cup, but Beitang Yao Yue had already anticipated him; pushed him away with his other hand.

 

Poor Dongfang Hao Ye had no means to avoid it. He felt in front of him, the sky and the ground reversed places and there was a pain at the back of his head; he toppled backwards and fell to the ground.

 

"Wangye!" Shocked, Xiao Dong quicky rushed over and called out, "Wangye, are you okay? Are you hurt?"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye's ability to hold alcohol failed him, his stomach was boiling, and his throat was sore.

 

Beitang Yao Yue stammered with shock; never suspecting that Dongfang Hao Ye could not withstand his light push. He immediately walked over and grabbed Hao Ye's wrist and examined his internal circulation. Then, eyes flashing, he said in low voice, "What happened to you internal strength?"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was dizzily said, "Yao Yue, why are you keep swaying?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue knitted his eyebrows, he was about to withdraw his hands when Dongfang Hao Ye suddenly reached out, hugged him tightly, and sobbed, "Yao Yue, you don't want me, huhu... I know I am neither smart nor powerful, but I like you very much...

 

"Huhuhu... After you left, I missed you day after day, dreamed about you night after night. I come all the way to the capital to see you, but you... you, you're actually having a secret affair with that Plain Face. Huhuhu...and drink wine... Huhuhu... Do you not like me? Do you not love our baby? Huhuhu..."

 

At first Beitang Yao Yue was silent, then the more he heard the more he was angry and started entangling himself from the hug.

 

Xiao Wangye had his head painful and swollen, his body weak and his gaze blurry; he could only know that he was tightly clutching Beitang Yao Yue's sleeves. Absent-mindedly he shouted, "I won't let go! I won't let go!"

 

He would not let go! He would not let go! Yao Yue, don't even think of throwing him away!

 

As Xiao Wangye's mind wandered in a daze, his sight darkened...

 

Hot, so hot...

 

Cold, so cold...

 

Hurt, his head was hurt...

 

"Imperial Doctor, how about my child?"

 

"Your Majesty, the little prince's heart was badly shocked by the assassins, was greatly upset. The prince was still at such young age, I'm afraid..."

 

"Bullshit! If you don't save our beloved son, I will destroy your entire clan!"

 

"Huhuhu... Little Brother is going to die, Little Brother is dying..."

 

Mother? Father? Elder.. Brother?

 

Dongfang Hao Ye vaguely saw his mother crying while smashing things all over the place, there was not a trace of her beauty; Father Emperor wearing a yellow robe was standing next to a bed with a grim face, there was also a short and fat boy who looked like a meatball; the boy was covered in slobbers and tears he was embarrassing; this boy who was leaning over his bedside was.. actually he was, Elder Brother?

 

Dongfang Hao Ye's jaws dropped. Seeing Elder Brother's round face trembling, he could not help wanting to reach out and pinched him. Only, he felt that he could not lift his arm.

 

Then a critical thought flashed by his mind, but he dismissed it at once, clenching his hands tightly.

 

Suddenly the picture changed, Dongfang Hao Ye saw himself lying on his mother's lap, throwing a tantrum, "Mother, I don't want to read that annoying book 'Five Theories', I don't want Teacher Liu as my teacher."

 

"Hao Hao, why don't you want to read the book?" Mother asked as she gently touched his small head.

 

He blinked, "I have headaches when I read it."

 

"Alright, you don't have to read it, then." Mother promptly agreed.

 

"And I don't want that Teacher Liu. I want that new scholar who is talking with Elder Sister in the Imperial Garden the other day."

 

"Who was it?"

 

He frowned and pouted, "Teacher Liu is too ugly, his face is too full of wrinkles. Every time I saw him, I felt uncomfortable. The new scholar was much better, when he smiled he looked beautiful like mother."

 

Mother's smiling eyes crinkled, "Alright! You don't want Teacher Liu, then you don't need Teacher Liu. We'll replace him with the new scholar."

 

The picture changed again, Dongfang Hao Ye was crouching in a corner in the Imperial Garden, the Emperor caught him and lifted him up.

 

"Hoho, my little clever demon, why are you hiding here?"

 

"Shush.. Father, low down your voice, General Hua will hear you."

 

"Oh, turned out you skipped classes!" Father laughed, then he carried him back to the back hall.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye screamed in panic, "I don't want to practice! I don't want to practice! Huhuhu... Father is evil, Father is bullying me!"

 

Father smiled, "How would I bully my baby Hao Hao? Then tell Father, why aren't you practicing?"

 

"Huhuhu... practicing is hard. I don't like it."

 

Father argued, "But practicing is good for your health."

 

"Huaaaaa!" He cried louder, "However it's not good for my feelings. Waaaa... I hate practicing! I hate practicing!"

 

"Alright, alright, alright! You don't want to practice, than you don't need to practice." The Emperor quickly complied, but he looked worried, "If you don't want to study and don't want to practice martial art, then what will you do in the future?"

 

He sobbed, rubbing his eyes, he then declared with a grin, "I want to squeeze sugar." [Squeezing sugar from sugar canes. Chewing sugar canes everyday was every child's dream.]

 

The Emperor's face soured.

 

The picture changed again. He was on Elder Brother's back playing giddy-up, he shouted, "I want to go to Ming Country! I want to go to Ming Country! I want to go to Ming Country..."

 

Elder Brother leaned over the desk, gritting his teeth, "Hao Hao, you're so heavy! Get away from me!"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye ignored him, he climbed higher to his neck while still calling out, "I want to go to Ming Country! I want to go to Ming Country! I want to go to Ming Country..."

 

"Alright, alright, alright, I'll allow you to go, I'll allow you to go. Hurry up and come down."

 

"Ouoh! Elder Brother must keep your words! If not, then you're a dog, a dog!"

 

Elder Brother's expression looked ugly, he grudgingly said, "What I promised, of course I keep it. But when we arrive there, you are not allowed to be naughty, not allowed to be rash. You must obediently follow my lead and learn about diplomatic etiquette, also learn about... Hao Hao, I'm not finished talking, come back here!"

 

He already ran away excitedly.

 

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Distant memories streamed into his head.

 

Strange, he was merry and happy at those times, there was no pain in his heart, no trace of sadness. Like a pure and simple, blank-white sheet. But now, why his heart felt this painful?

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was somewhat doubtful, somewhat upset. Seemed like something had unexpectedly changed him.

 

Suddenly, a brilliant figure flashed in front of his eyes.

 

Oh? Who was it? Who was it? Why couldn't he see clearly? Ah, it seemed to be a beauty!

 

Dongfang Hao Ye opened his eyes wide to look intently at the figure, but somehow the figure was getting further away.

 

Ah, ah, don't go! Beauty, don't go!

 

Dongfang Hao Ye shouted inside his heart, then he rushed forward and collided with the person full on.

 

Hahaha, beauty, I caught you, let's see if you can still run!

 

Then, an ice-cold voice pierced through his eardrums.

 

"When are you going to let him go?"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye immediately opened his eyes; when his eyes fell to the beauty in his arms, his shivered.

 

Dear me! Who was this Ninth Heaven Fairy he was holding in his arms?

 

This, this beauty was actually...

 

Dongfang Hao Ye stared at him; his mouth gaping.

 

The beauty gave a little smile at him, "I didn't expect that Xiao Wangye, though had grown up, he is still so cute!" Saying this, the man reached out and pinched Xiao Wangye's cheeks 'fondly'.

 

"Heuh... Bewtie, he' me guh... <Hurt... Beauty, let me go...>" Dongfang Hao Ye was pinched until he had tears and his cheeks were numb.

 

"Kekeke..." The beauty's laughter sounded pleasant like clear springs, "Xiao Wangye, I am not your beauty, your beauty is right behind you."

 

Hearing this, Dongfang Hao Ye swiftly turned his head and looked behind him. He turned his head forcefully, he almost twisted his neck.

 

Beitang Yao Yue was sitting on the edge of the bed behind him, staring at him coldly.

 

"Yao.. Yao Yue..."

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was overjoyed, then he reached out his hands to him only to find he was cluthing something in his right fist. When he looked at it, it was the sleeve from Beitang Yao Yue's clothes he was clutching tightly ever and never let go since they were at ice pavilion.

 

He really did not let go of him.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye sighed with relief, then he looked intently at Beitang Yao Yue with red eyes but did not dare to reached forward.

 

"Alright, it seemed that his brain was not fried up." The beauty smiled gently and stood up before pinching Dongfang Hao Ye's cheeks, "It's good that your face looks like a child's. If it weren't for Yao Yue's sake, this formidable ruler of a kingdom would not hurry here to doctor you, you got it very cheap."

 

"Emperor, don't talk nonsense." Beitang Yao Yue coldly looked up at him.

 

The Emperor grinned, "You anxiously begged for me to come and save him, and when he's awake I'm not allowed to say anything to him, how troublesome."

 

Then he saw Beitang Yao Yue's expression was not good, Beitang Yao Hui hurriedly said, "Alright, alright, I'll go, you don't need to send me out. I'm too lazy to butt in to your problem, you guys solve it yourselves."

 

After saying that, he smiled at Dongfang Hao Ye, "Xiao Wangye, someday you must come to play at the Palace, you'll be always welcomed."

 

Dongfang Hao Ye recalled the bottle of aphrodisiac Fuchun Powder his Elder Brother got for him, it was obtained from this beautiful Emperor in front of him. His eyes brightened and he said repeatedly, "I'll definitely go! Definitely go! Beautiful Emperor, please be careful on the road."

 

Beitang Yao Hui, who was actually now the Ming Country's Emperor, Si Yao Hui; smiled and turned to go.

 

As soon as the Emperor left, Beitang Yao Yue turned towards Dongfang Hao Ye, "Let go!"

 

Xiao Wangye transfered the piece of the cloth in his hand to under him, inwardly said: sleeves could be cut, or you could just continue pulling it.

 

"Yao Yue, are you still hating me?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue was still trying to pull his clothes; unsuccessful, he glared at him.

 

"Yao Yue, I'm wrong, don't be angry. I.. I miss you so much..." Xiao Wangye gently stroke Yao Yue's cheek.

 

Beitang Yao Yue wanted to shift to avoid him, but he could not move; he could not help but frown.

 

Xiao Wangye quickly said, "Yao Yue, don't frown, it's not good for he baby."

 

Recalling the baby, he looked down at Yao Yue's belly; surprised and happy he said, "The baby is so big..."

 

He reached out to try to touch the belly, but he had not yet touched it, his hand was slapped hard.

 

Shocked, Xiao Wangye looking at the red mark at the back of his hand, cried out, "Aiya.. Yao Yue, how are you so mean?" He looked up pitifully, but Beitang Yao Yue was not moved.

 

What he was afraid of most was that Beitang Yao Yue was indifferent to him. He would rather Yao Yue frowned in anger than didn't care about him.

 

Red-eyed and kneeling down, he looked like a child who had dome something wrong. He said weakly, "Yao Yue, I missed you so much. I've been dreaming about you. But why are you ignoring me?

 

Huhuhu... Yao Yue, I walked a long time with Xiao Dong to come to Yaojing... I haven't walked so many roads in my entire life. Huhu... We even encountered robbers halfway and lost everything. What I originally brought for you and for the baby were gone. So pitiful... Huhuhu..."

 

The more Ciao Wangye talked, the more he cried. Since childhood to now, he hadn't eaten so many bitter events. Then he also remembered Yao Yue and that plain faced named Jian Qing, more tears fell down his eyes uncontrollably.

 

Beitang Yao Yue, as if he was hearing nothing, sat there motionless.

 

Xiao Wangye could not stand it anymore, he hugged Yao Yue and cried loudly, "I don't care! I don't care! Even if you ignore me, I still hold you! You are my wife, my dear, beloved wife. I won't let you go!

 

"Huhuhu... Yao Yue, Yao Yue, if you beat me I'm still happy. But you, you don't ignore me. I'm... I'm so sad... Huhuhu..."

 

"What do I beat you for? What would I do that for? We are not related to each other. Jing Wangye, please behave youself!" Beitang Yao Yue said while trying to pull away from his arms.

 

Hearing those sentence, Dongfang Hao Ye's insides felt like exploding; his heart, his liver and his lungs were all broken.

 

"Who said we're not related? We are husband and wife! Couples! With our baby inside you. How could you not recognize me? Huhuhu... Yao Yue, why are you leaving me?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue struggled, "You let go!"

 

"Not let go! Not let go! Huhuhu..."

 

"Let go!"

 

"Not let go! Will not let go! Huhu..."

 

Beitang Yao Yue angrily said, "If you not let go, I won't be so polite."

 

Xiao Wangye stared at him with his rounded eyes, "Then you should kill me! I'd rather be killed in your hands, than seeing you with that Plain Face!" He threw a tantrum and still not let him go.

 

Beitang Yao Yue was furious, "Bullshit! Where do you come up with Plain Face? You, you should speak and act like a Prince!"

 

Xiao Wangye was upset, "You don't want me anymore, why should I act like a prince? That Plain Face, I want to know where he come from!

 

"You, you.. you were so close and happy with him, you also had a drink with him, even though you had a baby. You... You, do you have me and our baby in your mind? If the baby was not there, will you be more happy?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue shook with anger, for a time he could not say anything. Suddenly he pushed Dongfang Hao Ye away and pulled out his clothes.

 

"Who am I with, it's not Wangye's business. Wangye's condition has not recovered, you must rest. I won't disturb." After saying that, he got up and leave without a glance.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye's heart was full, he opened his mouth to pour it out. But in the end he did not say anything, only watched as the back of Yao Yue disappeared outside the door.





 

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** Note : 'jin xiang qing qie' is from the poetry 'Crossing the Han River' by Li Pin,

 

Ling wai yin shu jue (Away from home, I was longing for news),

 

jing dong fu li chun (Winter after winter, spring after spring).

 

Jin xiang qing geng qie (Now, nearing my hometown I feel shy),

 

bu gan wen lai ren (I dare not ask a single question).

 

I just think you need to read the whole poetry to know the feel, because Hao Hao only saying the third line didn't explain much.

"Wangye, are we not going in?"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye squatted outside of the big gate of Beitang Wangfu, watching it while chewing the sleeve of his clothes.

 

Xiao Dong crouched beside him, and couldn't help asked, "Don't you miss Wangfei very much? We have come a long way to here, why are you not going in but only here sighing?"

 

"Aiya, even if I tell you, you won't understand." Xiao Wangye said regretfully.

 

People said, 'so close to the hometown, only feel shy' **[tn: see note at the end of the chapter]. He was so close to his wife, he also felt shy. When he was still in Wen Country, he only thought of hurrying to see Beitang Yao Yue, but now that he was already in arrived at the doorstep, he hesitated.

 

Recalling Beitang Yao Yue's insistence to leave, Dongfang Hao Ye still felt heartache.

 

They sort of parted in an awkward situation, Yao Yue's last sentence, 'You continue', chilled him to the bones.

 

Although he strove to pretend the words were never said, but deep in his heart he was still anxious. He would rather Yao Yue hated him, at least it proved that Yao Yue did care about him. But if Yao Yue didn't care.. then.. then he could not bear it!

 

While Dongfang Hao Ye was still thinking, suddenly he heard the Beitang Wangfu's gate was opened with a creak. He jumped in a scare; his limbs reacted quicker than his brain; he pulled Xiao Dong to hide in a corner.

 

"Wangye, wha..."

 

"Shush, be quiet!" Dongfang Hao Ye blocked Xiao Dong's mouth, he crouched and then peered around the corner. A moment later he exhaled when he saw a silhouette coming out of the gate.

 

It was only a few ordinary people.

 

However, he was not relaxed for a long time; suddenly he widened his eyes in surprise.

 

He saw two figures coming out one after another. The first man was tall and sturdy; the man behind him was dressed in white, slender in appearance, elegant in temperament; with a touch of gracefulness and coldness.

 

Yao Yue.

 

Yao Yue... Yao.. Yue...

 

Dongfang Hao Ye suddenly felt the time had stopped as he stood there stupidly; looking at the people ahead.

 

Yao Yue had gone thinner. His jade-like cheeks looked wan and sallow, his beautiful raised-eyebrows was slightly knitted, his hair was not let loose like it used to; instead it was tied high with a string, and it would sway in the wind. It made him look more handsome; his cheeks were more defined, and his jaw sharper.

 

Yao Yue was pursing his lips as his head titled, listening to the person beside him; his eyelashes was lowered as if he was neither listening nor not listening, smiling nor not smiling.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was enraptured by the sight of him; but then he saw Yao Yue's star-like dark eyes creased, his eyelashes fluttered and the corner of his lips raised.

 

Beitang Yao Yue smiled; a light and elegant smile.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye felt a heavy weight crushing his chest; staring at the smile, his soul left his body; his fingers had punched into the wall without he realizing it.

 

Yao Yue, Yao Yue. How could he.. smile like this in front of others...

 

A carriage drove slowly and stopped right in front of the gate. Beitang Yao Yue said something to the man beside him, and then with a faint smile, climbed onto the carriage. The man followed and closed the door.

 

The carriage slowly passed in front of Dongfang Hao Ye. From the beginning to the end, Beitang Yao Yue was not aware at all of his existence.

 

"Wang.. Wangye..." Xiao Dong's voice shook a little.

 

"... Chase..." Deep breathe, deep breathe, deep breathe!

 

Xiao Wangye breathed for a while before squeezing a sentence between his teeth, "Chase them!"

 

He jumped up, pointed to the direction where the carriage disappeared to, "Let's chase them! I want to see what that guy looks like!"

 

Bastard! Dare to see his Yao Yue's smile, that man could not be forgiven! Love rival, he must be a love rival!

 

With whatever means, Xiao Wangye had to see what kind of thing was this man.

 

"Stone! Forest! Benwang orders you to chase!" He roared.

 

Two shadows swiftly emerged and knelt before him. They were the dark guards of the Wangfu; Shi Yan and Wang Lin*.

 

[*Shi of Shi Yan's name was from the word 'shitou'; means stone. While Lin of Wang Lin's name was from 'linzi', means forest. He actually called them Shitou and Linzi instead of with their names.]

 

"Paying respect to Wang..."

 

"Stop talking nonsense! Quick! Benwang wants you to chase the carriage!" Xiao Wangye patted Shi Yan's back and urged him to the direction of the disappearing carriage, "Hurry up!"

 

Xiao Wangye didn't have any of his internal strength; he alone certainly could not catch up with the speeding carriage. Shi Yan and Wang Lin had always been protecting from the dark, it was time for them to show off their ability.

 

"Yes."

 

Shi Yan immediately carried Xiao Wangye on his back, then he leaped up over the houses and swiftly followed the carriage; while Wang Lin and Xiao Dong followed behind them.

 

The carriage's speed was slow; steadily drove toward the outskirt and gradually left the city.

 

Hateful! Clearly they were going out of town!

 

Dongfang Hao Ye gritted his teeth and chewed his sleeves. Xiao Dong and Shi Yan cold-sweated.

 

The carriage stopped at the shore of a famous frozen lake some distance away from the capital city, then Beitang Yao Yue and the other man climbed down.

 

A frigid wind struck and Beitang Yao Yue tightened his fur coat. The other man stepped forward to help fasten the front tie of the coat. Then he said something to Beitang Yao Yue and they both walked toward the pavilion at the center of the frozen lake. A servant carried some things behind them.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye made two fists. He breathed in, then gritted his teeth, "Stone, Forest, the man who is with Wangfei, do you know him?"

 

Shi Yan and Wang Lin looked at each other then said cautiously, "This person secretly entered the city early this morning then entered Beitang Wangfu. His identity is unknown. He brought thirty servants with him, but according to our observation, the servants are actually imperial guards in disguise."

 

Xiao Wangye continued grinding his teeth.

 

"Wangye?" Xiao Dong looked at him worriedly, afraid of him having toothaches.

 

Dongfang Hao Yue said to Shi Yan and Wang Lin, "You can retreat, carry on with your task. Do not show up before I call you. Xiao Dongzi, you come with me."

 

Shi Yan and Wang Lin did as ordered. Xiao Wangye and Xiao Dong slowly crept from a shadow to shadow toward the ice pavilion.

 

A servant went first to the pavilion and tidied it up before waiting Beitang Yao Yue and the other man to arrive, he'd placed a warming stove and lighted a fire in the furnace. Then he went to the lake and took some ice to boil, to prepare tea and warm the wine. There were a few light dishes on the table; and inside the pavilion was warm, the wind was kept out.

 

Beitang Yao Yue seemed to be in a good mood, his lips were raised full of light smile.

 

Seeing it, Xiao Wangye had an urge to block the other man's sight.

 

"Wang.. Wangye, you.. you must calm down!"

 

"I am calm!" Xiao Wangye who was hidden behind a rock, was gnawing his teeth.

 

'Instead of saying you're calm, you must say you're angry.' Xiao Dong muttered inwardly.

 

Suddenly that other man was saying some unknown things that made Beitang Yao Yue laughed. The laughter sounded clear and pleasant, his long black hair fluttered in with the wind.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye burned with anger; staring foolishly.

 

When Beitang Yao Yue's laughter subsided, the other man suddenly smiled, and to the direction of Dongfang Hao Ye said, "My Friend, you've come here, please don't hide there amidst the North Wind. How about coming here for a drink?"

 

The man did not deliberately raised his voice, but his pleasant voice could be heard clearly from the pavilion in the heart of the lake, as if he was speaking right next to Donfang Hao Ye's ears.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye's heart shivered when he saw Beitang Yao Yue's pair of bright eyes swept over to his direction.

 

Xiao Wangye looked to the left, the looked to the right.

 

"Wangye, he seemed to be calling us..." Xiao Dong said with a small voice.

 

"Quiet! I know!" He just wanted to check there was no possibilities of being mistaken.

 

"Wangye..." Xiao Dong poked him again, "Wangfei is looking over here..."

 

Hearing this, Dongfang Hao Ye swiftly turned his head to see and immediately met Beitang Yao Yue's gaze; he shrunk back.

 

When Beitang Yao Yue caught sight of Dongfang Hao Ye, his eyebrows and heart jumped. The man next to him said, "Little Brother, don't be embarrassed. You've been following us for a long time, come and have a cup of warmed wine."

 

Little Brother? Bastard! [He was called little brother, emphasized on 'little'.]

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was almost twenty, he hated people called him little or small. He was only four or five years younger than Beitang Yao Yue, or was it because of his baby face he was considered incompatible with Beitang Yao Yue?

 

Beitang Yao Yue lightly said, "Jian Qing, since he is unwilling, we should not force him."

 

The man paused for a moment then laughed, "You're right. In that case, let us drink it together then."

 

When he heard the man's words, Dongfang Hao Ye could not bear it, he rushed out and yelled, "Who say I'm unwilling? I'd like to drink it."

 

Xiao Dong sighed. Xiao Wangye had rushed into the pavilion and came next to the two people sitting facing each other. He immediately sat down on the stone bench closest to Beitang Yao Yue and said, "Why are we not drinking? Where is the wine? Bring it here!"

 

The man smiled slightly, "Pour the wine for the guest."

 

Guest?

 

Anger rose inside Dongfang Hao Ye's heart, he lifted his cup and threw a grin to the man, "Since Brother invited me sincerely, how can I accept? This one is for honoring you, cheers." After saying this, he lifted his head and drank in one go.

 

The wine was warm and rich, strong but not spicy, with lingering aftertaste. Just with one cup, his whole body warmed. Dongfang Hao Ye could not help but praised, "It's a really good wine, really worthy of the reputation Northern Land's number one Nine-layered Red Clouds"

 

Hearing it, the mans raised his eyebrow, "I didn't expect Little Brother actually knew this wine."

 

Xiao Wangye grinned widely, "I didn't expect you could get this wine. It must be one of the best wine in Northern Land."

 

The man smiled and not replied.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye sensed the man was not saying anything, he turned his head to look at Beitang Yao Yue only to see him looking blankly at the lake's surface, looking as if nothing mattered to him.

 

Xiao Wangye stared intently at him, searching for something to say. Then he saw the wine cup in Yao Yue's hand he could not help spit out, "Ah! Why are you drinking?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue turned his head and looked coldly at him, "Why can't I drink?"

 

"You, you..." Because he had a baby...

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was about to say the words when he looked down at Beitang Yao Yue's belly. He was wearing a think and long, white coat; completely covering his body and not glimpse could be seen.

 

Beitang Yao Yue paid him no attention, he turned to the man opposite him, "Jian Qing, we haven't seen in a long time and it's rare for you steal half a day break. Now that there's a good wine, let's have a toast." Then he lifted his cup.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye swiftly reached out to grab Beitang Yao Yue's cup, and said loudly, "If it's a good wine, then I'll drink it for you." Then he chugged the wine in one go.

 

After drinking the second cup, he could immediately feel a different taste.

 

What kind of wine was this Nine-layered Red Clouds? This was the richest, the strongest and most famous wine of the northern lands. It was made with ginseng grew in the snowy mountain and black broom-corn [a type of sorghum, a grass species cultivated for its grain], was brewed for 49 days, buried at 99 feet deep, was opened after 9 years, 9 months, and 9 days.

 

After Dongfang Hao Ye had his first cup, he already felt drunk, but now the effect actually got stronger because he drank two cups in an empty stomach. He felt that the table was starting to sway...

 

Beitang Yao Yue was angered, "Who let you drink for me? Servant, get a clean cup and pour some wine for me."

 

"You can't!" Xiao Wangye was leaning over the table, he hiccuped and shouted, "You're not allowed to drink without my permission."

 

"Without. Your. Permission?" Beitang Yao Yue's gaze was chilly, each words cut like a tip of a blade, "Who are you to me? Who needs your permission? What I, Beitang Yao Yue want to do, it's never related to you. Pour the wine!" [Yao Yue! (=_=)]

 

Hearing those words 'never related to you', Xiao Wangye's heart, liver, lungs and intestine trembled. Without thinking, he rushed to grab the wine cup, but Beitang Yao Yue had already anticipated him; pushed him away with his other hand.

 

Poor Dongfang Hao Ye had no means to avoid it. He felt in front of him, the sky and the ground reversed places and there was a pain at the back of his head; he toppled backwards and fell to the ground.

 

"Wangye!" Shocked, Xiao Dong quicky rushed over and called out, "Wangye, are you okay? Are you hurt?"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye's ability to hold alcohol failed him, his stomach was boiling, and his throat was sore.

 

Beitang Yao Yue stammered with shock; never suspecting that Dongfang Hao Ye could not withstand his light push. He immediately walked over and grabbed Hao Ye's wrist and examined his internal circulation. Then, eyes flashing, he said in low voice, "What happened to you internal strength?"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was dizzily said, "Yao Yue, why are you keep swaying?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue knitted his eyebrows, he was about to withdraw his hands when Dongfang Hao Ye suddenly reached out, hugged him tightly, and sobbed, "Yao Yue, you don't want me, huhu... I know I am neither smart nor powerful, but I like you very much...

 

"Huhuhu... After you left, I missed you day after day, dreamed about you night after night. I come all the way to the capital to see you, but you... you, you're actually having a secret affair with that Plain Face. Huhuhu...and drink wine... Huhuhu... Do you not like me? Do you not love our baby? Huhuhu..."

 

At first Beitang Yao Yue was silent, then the more he heard the more he was angry and started entangling himself from the hug.

 

Xiao Wangye had his head painful and swollen, his body weak and his gaze blurry; he could only know that he was tightly clutching Beitang Yao Yue's sleeves. Absent-mindedly he shouted, "I won't let go! I won't let go!"

 

He would not let go! He would not let go! Yao Yue, don't even think of throwing him away!

 

As Xiao Wangye's mind wandered in a daze, his sight darkened...

 

Hot, so hot...

 

Cold, so cold...

 

Hurt, his head was hurt...

 

"Imperial Doctor, how about my child?"

 

"Your Majesty, the little prince's heart was badly shocked by the assassins, was greatly upset. The prince was still at such young age, I'm afraid..."

 

"Bullshit! If you don't save our beloved son, I will destroy your entire clan!"

 

"Huhuhu... Little Brother is going to die, Little Brother is dying..."

 

Mother? Father? Elder.. Brother?

 

Dongfang Hao Ye vaguely saw his mother crying while smashing things all over the place, there was not a trace of her beauty; Father Emperor wearing a yellow robe was standing next to a bed with a grim face, there was also a short and fat boy who looked like a meatball; the boy was covered in slobbers and tears he was embarrassing; this boy who was leaning over his bedside was.. actually he was, Elder Brother?

 

Dongfang Hao Ye's jaws dropped. Seeing Elder Brother's round face trembling, he could not help wanting to reach out and pinched him. Only, he felt that he could not lift his arm.

 

Then a critical thought flashed by his mind, but he dismissed it at once, clenching his hands tightly.

 

Suddenly the picture changed, Dongfang Hao Ye saw himself lying on his mother's lap, throwing a tantrum, "Mother, I don't want to read that annoying book 'Five Theories', I don't want Teacher Liu as my teacher."

 

"Hao Hao, why don't you want to read the book?" Mother asked as she gently touched his small head.

 

He blinked, "I have headaches when I read it."

 

"Alright, you don't have to read it, then." Mother promptly agreed.

 

"And I don't want that Teacher Liu. I want that new scholar who is talking with Elder Sister in the Imperial Garden the other day."

 

"Who was it?"

 

He frowned and pouted, "Teacher Liu is too ugly, his face is too full of wrinkles. Every time I saw him, I felt uncomfortable. The new scholar was much better, when he smiled he looked beautiful like mother."

 

Mother's smiling eyes crinkled, "Alright! You don't want Teacher Liu, then you don't need Teacher Liu. We'll replace him with the new scholar."

 

The picture changed again, Dongfang Hao Ye was crouching in a corner in the Imperial Garden, the Emperor caught him and lifted him up.

 

"Hoho, my little clever demon, why are you hiding here?"

 

"Shush.. Father, low down your voice, General Hua will hear you."

 

"Oh, turned out you skipped classes!" Father laughed, then he carried him back to the back hall.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye screamed in panic, "I don't want to practice! I don't want to practice! Huhuhu... Father is evil, Father is bullying me!"

 

Father smiled, "How would I bully my baby Hao Hao? Then tell Father, why aren't you practicing?"

 

"Huhuhu... practicing is hard. I don't like it."

 

Father argued, "But practicing is good for your health."

 

"Huaaaaa!" He cried louder, "However it's not good for my feelings. Waaaa... I hate practicing! I hate practicing!"

 

"Alright, alright, alright! You don't want to practice, than you don't need to practice." The Emperor quickly complied, but he looked worried, "If you don't want to study and don't want to practice martial art, then what will you do in the future?"

 

He sobbed, rubbing his eyes, he then declared with a grin, "I want to squeeze sugar." [Squeezing sugar from sugar canes. Chewing sugar canes everyday was every child's dream.]

 

The Emperor's face soured.

 

The picture changed again. He was on Elder Brother's back playing giddy-up, he shouted, "I want to go to Ming Country! I want to go to Ming Country! I want to go to Ming Country..."

 

Elder Brother leaned over the desk, gritting his teeth, "Hao Hao, you're so heavy! Get away from me!"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye ignored him, he climbed higher to his neck while still calling out, "I want to go to Ming Country! I want to go to Ming Country! I want to go to Ming Country..."

 

"Alright, alright, alright, I'll allow you to go, I'll allow you to go. Hurry up and come down."

 

"Ouoh! Elder Brother must keep your words! If not, then you're a dog, a dog!"

 

Elder Brother's expression looked ugly, he grudgingly said, "What I promised, of course I keep it. But when we arrive there, you are not allowed to be naughty, not allowed to be rash. You must obediently follow my lead and learn about diplomatic etiquette, also learn about... Hao Hao, I'm not finished talking, come back here!"

 

He already ran away excitedly.

 

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Distant memories streamed into his head.

 

Strange, he was merry and happy at those times, there was no pain in his heart, no trace of sadness. Like a pure and simple, blank-white sheet. But now, why his heart felt this painful?

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was somewhat doubtful, somewhat upset. Seemed like something had unexpectedly changed him.

 

Suddenly, a brilliant figure flashed in front of his eyes.

 

Oh? Who was it? Who was it? Why couldn't he see clearly? Ah, it seemed to be a beauty!

 

Dongfang Hao Ye opened his eyes wide to look intently at the figure, but somehow the figure was getting further away.

 

Ah, ah, don't go! Beauty, don't go!

 

Dongfang Hao Ye shouted inside his heart, then he rushed forward and collided with the person full on.

 

Hahaha, beauty, I caught you, let's see if you can still run!

 

Then, an ice-cold voice pierced through his eardrums.

 

"When are you going to let him go?"

 

Dongfang Hao Ye immediately opened his eyes; when his eyes fell to the beauty in his arms, his shivered.

 

Dear me! Who was this Ninth Heaven Fairy he was holding in his arms?

 

This, this beauty was actually...

 

Dongfang Hao Ye stared at him; his mouth gaping.

 

The beauty gave a little smile at him, "I didn't expect that Xiao Wangye, though had grown up, he is still so cute!" Saying this, the man reached out and pinched Xiao Wangye's cheeks 'fondly'.

 

"Heuh... Bewtie, he' me guh... <Hurt... Beauty, let me go...>" Dongfang Hao Ye was pinched until he had tears and his cheeks were numb.

 

"Kekeke..." The beauty's laughter sounded pleasant like clear springs, "Xiao Wangye, I am not your beauty, your beauty is right behind you."

 

Hearing this, Dongfang Hao Ye swiftly turned his head and looked behind him. He turned his head forcefully, he almost twisted his neck.

 

Beitang Yao Yue was sitting on the edge of the bed behind him, staring at him coldly.

 

"Yao.. Yao Yue..."

 

Dongfang Hao Ye was overjoyed, then he reached out his hands to him only to find he was cluthing something in his right fist. When he looked at it, it was the sleeve from Beitang Yao Yue's clothes he was clutching tightly ever and never let go since they were at ice pavilion.

 

He really did not let go of him.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye sighed with relief, then he looked intently at Beitang Yao Yue with red eyes but did not dare to reached forward.

 

"Alright, it seemed that his brain was not fried up." The beauty smiled gently and stood up before pinching Dongfang Hao Ye's cheeks, "It's good that your face looks like a child's. If it weren't for Yao Yue's sake, this formidable ruler of a kingdom would not hurry here to doctor you, you got it very cheap."

 

"Emperor, don't talk nonsense." Beitang Yao Yue coldly looked up at him.

 

The Emperor grinned, "You anxiously begged for me to come and save him, and when he's awake I'm not allowed to say anything to him, how troublesome."

 

Then he saw Beitang Yao Yue's expression was not good, Beitang Yao Hui hurriedly said, "Alright, alright, I'll go, you don't need to send me out. I'm too lazy to butt in to your problem, you guys solve it yourselves."

 

After saying that, he smiled at Dongfang Hao Ye, "Xiao Wangye, someday you must come to play at the Palace, you'll be always welcomed."

 

Dongfang Hao Ye recalled the bottle of aphrodisiac Fuchun Powder his Elder Brother got for him, it was obtained from this beautiful Emperor in front of him. His eyes brightened and he said repeatedly, "I'll definitely go! Definitely go! Beautiful Emperor, please be careful on the road."

 

Beitang Yao Hui, who was actually now the Ming Country's Emperor, Si Yao Hui; smiled and turned to go.

 

As soon as the Emperor left, Beitang Yao Yue turned towards Dongfang Hao Ye, "Let go!"

 

Xiao Wangye transfered the piece of the cloth in his hand to under him, inwardly said: sleeves could be cut, or you could just continue pulling it.

 

"Yao Yue, are you still hating me?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue was still trying to pull his clothes; unsuccessful, he glared at him.

 

"Yao Yue, I'm wrong, don't be angry. I.. I miss you so much..." Xiao Wangye gently stroke Yao Yue's cheek.

 

Beitang Yao Yue wanted to shift to avoid him, but he could not move; he could not help but frown.

 

Xiao Wangye quickly said, "Yao Yue, don't frown, it's not good for he baby."

 

Recalling the baby, he looked down at Yao Yue's belly; surprised and happy he said, "The baby is so big..."

 

He reached out to try to touch the belly, but he had not yet touched it, his hand was slapped hard.

 

Shocked, Xiao Wangye looking at the red mark at the back of his hand, cried out, "Aiya.. Yao Yue, how are you so mean?" He looked up pitifully, but Beitang Yao Yue was not moved.

 

What he was afraid of most was that Beitang Yao Yue was indifferent to him. He would rather Yao Yue frowned in anger than didn't care about him.

 

Red-eyed and kneeling down, he looked like a child who had dome something wrong. He said weakly, "Yao Yue, I missed you so much. I've been dreaming about you. But why are you ignoring me?

 

Huhuhu... Yao Yue, I walked a long time with Xiao Dong to come to Yaojing... I haven't walked so many roads in my entire life. Huhu... We even encountered robbers halfway and lost everything. What I originally brought for you and for the baby were gone. So pitiful... Huhuhu..."

 

The more Ciao Wangye talked, the more he cried. Since childhood to now, he hadn't eaten so many bitter events. Then he also remembered Yao Yue and that plain faced named Jian Qing, more tears fell down his eyes uncontrollably.

 

Beitang Yao Yue, as if he was hearing nothing, sat there motionless.

 

Xiao Wangye could not stand it anymore, he hugged Yao Yue and cried loudly, "I don't care! I don't care! Even if you ignore me, I still hold you! You are my wife, my dear, beloved wife. I won't let you go!

 

"Huhuhu... Yao Yue, Yao Yue, if you beat me I'm still happy. But you, you don't ignore me. I'm... I'm so sad... Huhuhu..."

 

"What do I beat you for? What would I do that for? We are not related to each other. Jing Wangye, please behave youself!" Beitang Yao Yue said while trying to pull away from his arms.

 

Hearing those sentence, Dongfang Hao Ye's insides felt like exploding; his heart, his liver and his lungs were all broken.

 

"Who said we're not related? We are husband and wife! Couples! With our baby inside you. How could you not recognize me? Huhuhu... Yao Yue, why are you leaving me?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue struggled, "You let go!"

 

"Not let go! Not let go! Huhuhu..."

 

"Let go!"

 

"Not let go! Will not let go! Huhu..."

 

Beitang Yao Yue angrily said, "If you not let go, I won't be so polite."

 

Xiao Wangye stared at him with his rounded eyes, "Then you should kill me! I'd rather be killed in your hands, than seeing you with that Plain Face!" He threw a tantrum and still not let him go.

 

Beitang Yao Yue was furious, "Bullshit! Where do you come up with Plain Face? You, you should speak and act like a Prince!"

 

Xiao Wangye was upset, "You don't want me anymore, why should I act like a prince? That Plain Face, I want to know where he come from!

 

"You, you.. you were so close and happy with him, you also had a drink with him, even though you had a baby. You... You, do you have me and our baby in your mind? If the baby was not there, will you be more happy?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue shook with anger, for a time he could not say anything. Suddenly he pushed Dongfang Hao Ye away and pulled out his clothes.

 

"Who am I with, it's not Wangye's business. Wangye's condition has not recovered, you must rest. I won't disturb." After saying that, he got up and leave without a glance.

 

Dongfang Hao Ye's heart was full, he opened his mouth to pour it out. But in the end he did not say anything, only watched as the back of Yao Yue disappeared outside the door.





 

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** Note : 'jin xiang qing qie' is from the poetry 'Crossing the Han River' by Li Pin,

 

Ling wai yin shu jue (Away from home, I was longing for news),

 

jing dong fu li chun (Winter after winter, spring after spring).

 

Jin xiang qing geng qie (Now, nearing my hometown I feel shy),

 

bu gan wen lai ren (I dare not ask a single question).

 

I just think you need to read the whole poetry to know the feel, because Hao Hao only saying the third line didn't explain much.