Chapter 20

With Yan Fei Li and Beitang Yao Ri escorting, their journey to Deyun Pass was extremely smooth.

 

Beitang Yao Yue had been in coma most of the time due to excessive loss of blood, scaring Dongfang Hao Ye. But fortunately there was Doctor Qiu nearby, and after being treated for some time, the doctor said Yao Yue's dangerous situation had passed. Only then Xiao Wangye put his worries to rest.

 

After he wound back after crisis, Dongfang Hao Ye took a moment to rewind the eventful night.

 

As soon as Beitang Yao Yue's two fathers heard his news, they immediately came down from their seclusion house. Beitang Ao led a team to find Yan Zi Xing while Yan Fei Li and the eldest son, Beitang Yao Ri went to trace Beitang Yao Yue and Dongfang Hao Ye's trail.

 

Fortunately even amids the heavu rain, the sounds of the babies's continuous crying could still be heard. Yan Fe Li's internal force was very good, also he was the one who gave birth to Beitang Yao Yue; so he could sense Yao Yue's whereabouts and quickly find the way. Had he not found them that night.. Yan Fei Li didn't dare imagine.

 

Beitang Yao Yue had been in a coma for two days before he finally woke up. He opened his eyes and saw Dongfang Hao Ye curled up into a big ball and was sitting beside his bed.

 

Beitang Yao Yue poked him, and gently called out, "Hao Ye..."

 

Dongfang Hao Ye opened his eyes in a daze before he fully waking up, grasping Beitang Yao Yue's hand, and happily saying, "Yao Yue, you're finally awake! You worry me to death! Thank God, huhuhu... Do you uncomfortable? How are you feeling?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue hoarsely said, "I'm a bit thirsty..."

 

Hao Ye immediately took a bowl of sugared water, then after helping Yao Yue to sit, slowly fed him the drink.

 

After drinking, Beitang Yao Yue looked around and asked, "Where is this?"

 

"Deyun Pass."

 

"The babies?"

 

"In the other room. They cry almost all the time, I'm afraid they'll be distrubing you." Xiao Wangye rubbed his red eyes, the previous events felt like a very long dream, making him feel slightly dizzy.

 

"Where are my fathers?"

 

"Your Father goes to find Zi Xing, and your Diedie joins him. Beitang Eldest Brother also goes with them."

 

"Father is searching for Zi Xing? Then it's great." Beitang Yao Yue sighed in relief, then said, "Bring the babies here so I could see."

 

"Alright, wait a moment." Dongfang Hao Ye ran out of the room. Then after some time, he and Xiao Dong carefully held one crying baby each.

 

"So small..." Beitang Yao Yue had been impatiently leaning over to see the babies, but then he frowned. Xiao Wangye gulped nervously, "Yao Yue, do you want to hold them?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue stiffened. These children were born out of his belly, were related to him by blood and bones; but they looked so small and tender at the moment, like two small meatballs without a single bone in them. If he held them...

 

Dongfang Hao Ye couldn't stand the tension; without waiting for Beitang Yao Yue's reply, he promptly transfered the baby in his arms into Beitang Yao Yue's arms. Relieved, he wiped the sweat off his forehead then gestured to Xiao Dong for the other baby.

 

Reclining on the bed, Beitang Yao Yue was holding the two babies with a stiff face. He watched as the babies squirmed and kept crying and crying.

 

"Why are they crying so much?" Beitang Yao Yue worriedly asked.

 

"Huh? Maybe they're hungry?" Xiao Wangye scratched his head.

 

"You haven't fed them yet?" Beitang Yao Yue glared at him.

 

Xiao Wangye's eyes widened, "Me feeding them? Beloved Wife, shouldn't you feed them?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue's face flushed in annoyance, "What am I going to feed them with? Couldn't you find some wet nurses? Or are you wanting to starve them?"

 

Seeing the two husbands about to quarrel, Xiao Dong said, "Wangye, Wangfei, the two Xiao Shizi are already fed. Beitang Wang has appointed some wet nurses, and now the two Xiao Shizi are full."

 

Dongfang Hao Ye unhappily said, "Then why are they still crying?"

 

Xiao Dong answered to himself, it was because the little masters had just fallen asleep but Xiao Wangye said to take them here, if they didn't cry it would be strange.

 

Beitang Yao Yue said, "Then make them stop crying. I can't handle them alone."

 

The two new fathers immediately became busy trying to calm this baby, then the other baby. After humoring the babies for a long time, finally the babies started to quiet down.

 

Xiao Wangye poked his eldest son's cheek, and murmured, "How is it that you're so noughty?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue, who'd been so tired that he took a rest and was now having some meal, saw Hao Ye scolding the their son and scolded back, "Don't disturb them. Careful not to wake them up again."

 

Scared, Xiao Wangye quickly withdrew his hand.

 

Suddenly, Xiao Dong said, "Wangye, Wangfei, what are the names for the little masters?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue and Dongfang Hao Ye paused, then they looked at each other in dismay.

 

Unbelievable! They'd been expecting it for a long time, but they didn't even think of the names for their children...

 

Dongfang Hao Ye scratched his head again and said, "I haven't thought of the names, let's think about it after we come back to Yujing."

 

Beitang Yao Yue said, "This generation of Beitang family will have the character Jun for their names. Second Brother's young crown prince is named Jun Han..."

 

"I understand, then we'll name our children according to Beitang family's way." Hao Ye didn't mind adapting the names of the Beitang family, after all their children would be surnamed 'Dongfang', "Then what names are good?"

 

Knitting his eyebrows, he looked at the babies on the bed who smelled very sweet, and he couldn't help touching their cheeks. He mumbled to himself, "They're so soft and sweet, just like candies. Maybe we can name them candies. The first one is Tang Tang, the younger one is Guo Guo. Haha... Dongfang Jun Tang and Dongfang Jun Guo. Not bad, not bad."

 

[Candy = tangguo; tangguo also means sugared fruit. Tang means sugar, Guo means fruit.]

 

"No." Beitang Yao Yue immediately refused, then said, "Tangguo as a small name is okay, but it isn't for a real name. You're a Wangye, you can't use some ignorant and dumb names for your children. Better let my Father pick the name."

 

"No! No! I was just kidding. I am their father, of course I must be the one to pick their names. Um.. let me think, let me think..."

 

Xiao Wangye racked his brain seriously, then he walked to the desk next to the window and slowly wrote a few words. He picked up the paper and blew it to dry before handing it to Beitang Yao Yue, saying, "How about these names?"

 

Beitang Yao Yue read the words on it, "The gentlemen are modest and sincere, gentle as a jade. Jun Qian, Jun Chen.. these names are good."

 

[Gentleman = Junzi; the character Jun that Yao Yue meant is the same 'jun' from junzi. Qian means modest, while Cheng means sincere. 'Gentle as a jade' (wenrun ru yu) is a compliment usually for gentlemen of noble character and bearing.]

 

Dongfang Hao Ye crouched beside the bed and poked his eldest son with his left hand, "Little boy, you're called Dongfang Jun Qian." Then he poked the smaller son with his right hand, "Little boy, you're called Dongfang Jun Cheng. Hahaha... Good names, good names!"

 

Xiao Wangye was so proud. So this way, the two babies' name were decided.

 

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Beitang Yao Yue was still weak after giving birth and rested for almost a month, but he did gradually get better. Beitang Yao Ri and Yan Zi Xing had gone back to Yaojing; Beitang Ao and Yan Fei Li stayed to accompaby Beitang Yao Yue until the babies' full moon, after seeing that Yao Yue was well, they also left.

 

After the two father-in-laws left, Xiao Wangye and the rest stayed another month in Deyun Pass. When he thought it they were ready to leave, he talked about it with Beitang Yao Yue.

 

Beitang Yao Yue had no objection and agreed to return to Yujing with Hao Ye and their children.

 

Back at the long-time-not-seen Jing Wangfu, Xiao Wangye was in a high mood. On his sons' one hundred day celebration, he got a lot of nice presents from the Empress Dowager and the Emperor.

 

The Emperor looked at the baby in Dongfang Hao Ye's arms, and his eyes reddened.

 

Xiao Wangye patted the Emperor's shoulder and consoled, "Last month, Sister-in-law's given you a princess, has she not? Why are you still envious?"

 

The Emperor was frustrated, "But why isn't she coming back yet?"

 

"Nonsense!" Dongfang Hao Ye rolled his eyes, and blamed, "Why didn't you pick her up when you were still in Ming."

 

The Emperor chewed his sleeve, "She is now staying at Beitang Wangfu, together with her ex-lover, I'm... I... Huhu..."

 

Xiao Wangye was annoyed, "Third Elder Brother, if you don't bring her back, she will marry Beitang Wang."

 

The Emperor was shocked, "What? She dares to?"

 

Xiao Wangye snorted while looking at him with disadain.

 

The Emperor finally couldn't stand it. He got up and said, "AlrightT I'll go bring her back." Then he hurriedly left.

 

Beitang Yao Yue came in and said doubtfully, "Why was the Emperor leaving so hurriedly? I called out to him but he didn't hear."

 

"Hehehe... If you want to bring the wife back, you need to hurry." Xiao Wangye laughed, then placed the son in his arms into Beitang Yao Yue's and said, "Hold the baby, I'm tired. Phew..."

 

Beitang Yao Yue who'd just put one baby to sleep, took the other baby, and deeply sighed, "Why is it that hese two little brats are so energetic?"

 

Xiao Wangye tilted his head and pondered, then said, "Maybe next time we can have a daughter? I heard Sister-in-law's daughter is well-behaved."

 

Beitang Yao Yue's expression darkened, he said coldly, "Don't even think about it." Then he took the baby and left.

 

Xiao Wangye chased after him, then hugged him calling out, "Yao Yue, let's have a doughter, let's have a daughter..."

 

It was a lively day in the Jing Wangfu.

 

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End.