Chapter 14 Huacan Qing Gu Part 4
“What did I do?” Helian Rongchuan asked with a smile.
Yan Changqing paused and said the terrible thought that had been circling in his mind from the moment he was affected by the Gu:
“Our whereabouts along the way were kept strictly confidential. Why were we caught in Hundred Cliff Stronghold? Did they know in advance?” Yan Changqing asked: “If your Royal Highness doesn’t want to do this business, just say so.”
“Heh, so you suspect that I colluded with Nan Yao’s worms?” Helian Rongchuan’s face didn’t change color: “Then tell me, what is my purpose for doing this?”
Yan Changqing looked at him coldly: “What is the purpose? Your Highness should know best in his heart.”
If you are using the person, do not doubt them. If you doubt them, do not use them. At first, Yan Changqing didn’t doubt Helian Rongchuan, only thinking he was a dude who was not very serious, but quite capable. But this time, Da Yan had known their identities and their whereabouts like the back of his hand, and set a trap early on. Yan Changqing was slightly shaken in his initial thoughts.
They Dong Yun had always been very stingy with selling their share of temper snow stones, in addition to Dong Yun making a big profit from the battle between Yan Kingdom and Bei Rong Kingdom, their treasury was very full. But this time they were like a child’s play. They agreed to Yan Kingdom to sell a large amount of what they regarded as treasures at a low price. The only reason was that the second prince of Dongyun was going to play a trick. Colluding with the Nanyao people to prevent them from reaching the trade, it would ignite another war between Nanyao and Yan Kingdom.
The Dongyun people were far away from war due to their geographical advantages, but they liked watching other countries fight to make war money. This kind of thing, those Dongyun people have done it many times over the years.
Helian Rongchuan had an innocent expression: “This Royal Highness only has General Yan in his heart. I don’t know anything else——”
Yan Changqing: “…”
Helian Rongchuan seeing Yan Changqing’s face flush again, couldn’t help being in a good mood. Not caring that there was still a silver sword on his neck, he reached out and fished a round and half-riped spring jujube. While watching Yan Changqing’s face, he started crunching down biting on it.
Yan Changqing took a deep breath. Why is it that every time he saw Helian Rongchuan, he would always get riled up?
Helian Rongchuan taking a glance and guessing that Yan Changqing was on the verge of an attack, he took out a scroll of brocade and silk papers from his arms in a hurry. Shaking his fingers lightly, he inadvertently revealed a corner of the big red jade seal.
Helian Rongchuan said: “This journey, you and I have had quite a few ups and downs. In order to avoid the long nights and dreams, I specially sent people to speed up and let my father sign the contract letter in advance, which saved the delay and added ups and downs. I just didn’t. think—” Helian Rongchuan sighed, and his expression was a little melancholic: “Unexpectedly, it still made Daren suspicious.”
The contract letter unfolded, and it was the price and share of the temper snow stones agreed upon between the two countries this time. There was no omission at all. The bottom had the royal totem mark of Dongyun, the exquisite eagle through the clouds. The design was divided into two sides, and one side has been stamped with the seal of the Dongyun Emperor.
Helian Rongchuan nonchalantly took the half signed roll and stuffed it into Yan Changqing’s hands, raising his eyes with a smile but not a smile: “Yan Daren is relieved now?”
Seeing the seal was like seeing the Emperor. It was the trust certificate between the two countries. As long as one held this half seal, no one can comment against this trade.
Yan Changqing frowned slightly. Were the twists and turns in Yaocheng really just accidental?
Yan Changqing felt that something was wrong, but he couldn’t seem to find it.
Because the facts were right in front of him. No matter what, the person in front of him really did help him out a lot and had indeed saved him at the critical moment. While he, as soon as he woke up, drove a knife to someone’s neck. Isn’t it kind of… biting the hand that fed him? It seems that he was too emotional and unreasonable. He might have taken it too far.
It’s really strange. Since meeting this person, why has he acted so impulsively?
Thinking of this, Yan Changqing couldn’t help feeling a little ashamed and regretful, but with a cold expression on his face, he withdrew his sword with a “swish”.
Without the shackles, Helian Rongchuan lazily picked up another jujube. While gnawing, he casually said: “I thought you were so angry that you put a sword on my neck because you wanted to ask me how I saved you.”
This sentence exactly hit the most hidden and fearful point in Yan Changqing’s heart.
Yan Changqing’s face flushed, unable to say a word.
The dark and cold tunnel, the crossed fingers, the soft, forbearing sob, the kiss…These pictures were still in his mind. But no matter how he recalled the person’s appearance, he could only see a hazy blush.
Is it the illusion after he got affected by the Gu, or did Helian…
No! It can’t be! ?
After a long while, Yan Changqing finally asked with some difficulty: “Then how did you…save me?”
Helian Rongchuan spit out a jujube core casually, then put his arms behind his head. He said, “Isn’t it just by cutting down Da Yan with a single knife, then carrying you out? By the way, I even set the place on fire to teach those children a lesson.”
He was poisoned at the time, sunk into the sea of desire, and was in agony. Could it be solved by fainting?
Helian Rongchuan looked up at Yan Changqing with a puzzled look, and asked, “Otherwise? What else did you want me to do?”
Yan Changqing: …
How could he ask about this kind of thing!
Was it… all a dream?
After being affected by the Gu, it’s not like he didn’t have strange hallucinations. All of this was so strange…
Helian Rongchuan looked at Yan Changqing’s red ears, but didn’t say anything. He smiled secretly, but he looked serious on the surface: “It’s okay if Yan Daren didn’t mention it, but when you mentioned it, I remember now. In that secret room that day, the general’s behavior was very interesting—”
Helian Rongchuan deliberately prolonged the ending sound, and accurately caught the panic in Yan Changqing’s eyes that was extremely difficult to see. He paused. After a moment, he said, “You were very —— enthusiastic ——”
“Nonsense!” Yan Changqing shouted violently, but he felt a little guilty in his heart and lacked confidence.
Helian Rongchuan didn’t change his face, “Fortunately, you met a pure-hearted man with little desire and sits without chaos Liu Xiahui.” Helian Rongchuan squinted his eyes and pointed at himself without a blush.
Even if you want to put all the words that can describe people in the world on Helian Rongchuan, the words pure-hearted and little desire, would have nothing to do with him.
Yan Changqing knows that this person was beginning to speak nonsense again, so his heart was relieved a bit.
If something really happened, he believed that Helian Rongchuan would never make jokes so presumptuously.
Yan Changqing gave him a cold look, then turned and left.
The guard Ah Jing who was not far behind him scratched his head and asked curiously: “Yan Daren, who is Liu Xiahui you guys mentioned earlier? He also saved you?”
(Liu Xiahui = He was a man of eminent virtue, and is said on one occasion to have held a lady in his lap without the slightest imputation on his moral character)
“Also” and “Save” The two words gently pierced Yan Changqing’s proud nerves. He stopped and glanced down at Ah Jing, crossing his slender fingers, he gently cracked his knuckles.
“It seems that you need to read more.”
Ah Jing couldn’t help shivering.
Who ever thought that as soon as his front foot entered the house, a gust of wind followed Helian Rongchuan’s hind foot. The chubby guard behind him was holding a large basket of yellow and reddish, crispy spring Jujubes, panting and placing them at the door.
Helian Rongchuan didn’t regard himself as an outsider at all, and grabbed the white porcelain tea cup that Yan Changqing had just put on his lips. He raised his head and drank a clean sip, and smiled brilliantly: “The tea here is the most flavorful.”
Handsome, leisurely, and unrestrained, he revealed a smiling face, with a little water glisten on his thin lips. Yan Changqing’s heart moved. He felt something inexplicable. He seemed to have a strange feeling for those lips.
When this feeling came out, Yan Changqing was shocked. He had a pure heart and few desires. He had been dedicated to the country for so many years, but now being affected by some parlour trick Gu technique, he is getting confused about this? !
Reproaching himself, an arm suddenly came over from behind him affectionately. This shock was not small. Subconsciously, Yan Changqing turned sharply and stood vigilantly at the corner farthest from Helian Rongchuan.
“What are you doing!”
“What are you doing?”
Helian Rongchuan opened his hand. His palm had three ripe, round, yellow and red big spring jujubes: “Please eat a jujube, I picked out the sweetest.”
Yan Changqing turned his head away: “I don’t want it!”
Helian Rongchuan’s five fingers gathered together, and he took the Jujube back, still smiling: “I know it’s not rare for Master Yan not to give face——it’s fine, I’ll give it to others.”
Yan Changqing turned his head and couldn’t help asking, “Who are the others?”
They only arrived a few days in Yaocheng, he was a Dongyun person, who would he know?