Chapter 6 One Spring Night Part 3
When Yan Changqing returned to his main mansion from the back door, his face was as dark as the bottom of a charred pot. The butler and the guard didn’t dare to come out. When they turned their heads, they found that the second prince of Dongyun was trailing behind the general. His face was pale and sallow, like a listless chicken. The servants were so scared of the scene unfolding in front of them that they didn’t dare to take another look.
No one had a clue that when the second prince returned to the spare room assigned to him he instantly changed. Helian Rongchuan laid lazily in the bathtub, a scheming smile inadvertently tugging at the corners of his mouth. There was no sign of his injuries and frailness from earlier. He deliberately played a trick on Yan Changqing at the moment when the other slapped him. Channelling his qi he let it shake his veins. This shock not only didn’t hurt his body but detoxified and purified his qi instead. The only shortcoming was that he had to vomit a few mouthfuls of blood. He wasn’t sure if he had managed to trick the famous General Yan.
However, he was really happy that he got a good look at the general.
They were all military commanders, but why were other generals and soldiers rough-skinned and brutal-looking while General Yan had fair and delicate skin. His piercing eyes were not any less beautiful, as black and clear as a pair of obsidians. If he recalled correctly, at the moment Helian Rongchuan pressed his lips against Yan Changqing’s wrist the other’s neck turned pink…
This situation was sure taking an interesting turn.
The more Helian Rongchuan thought about it, the more he felt that such a night should not be spent peacefully.
Late at night. The shadow of the trees outside the window fell mottled on Yan Changqing’s handsome sleeping face.
An unprovoked gust of wind blew through the window, like a cat tiptoeing down from the leaves.
Yan Changqing closed his eyes. His eyes moved slightly under his eyelids, but he did not make a sound, as if he was still asleep. Quietly he stretched his left hand under the pillow.
Something came over and pressed him down hard, blocking his view completely. His neck was itchy as if a bug was crawling on it…
Yan Changqing suddenly opened his eyes.
The person in front of him had brown-black slightly curly hair, gently stroking Yan Changqing’s neck. The man raised his deep, dark brown eyes.
Yan Changqing was expressionless. His sharp dagger was already at the man’s throat.
Helian Rongchuan looked at him steadily, his dark brown eyes did not blink, but they were out of focus.
Yan Changqing realized something was off.
He hesitated and patted Helian Rongchuan on the shoulder.
Helian Rongchuan still didn’t react. He didn’t even turn his eyes, his gaze hollow.
It suddenly occurred to Yan Changqing that when he settled the golden prince down during the day, he overheard Helian Rongchuan’s attendant deliberately reminding his housekeepers something about “Night-wandering….” At that time, his only concern was the temper snow stones but now his heart was shaken.
Is it possible that Helian Rongchuan had a night wandering disorder?
Yan Changqing remembered reading about it in a random book a long time ago. He vaguely recalled that people suffering from this disease would often unconsciously get up at night and do some inexplicable things. It was hardly possible for ordinary voices to wake up those who were wandering around at night. When they awoke the next day, the patients wouldn’t remember anything either. The disease was not dangerous, and it would not cause serious health problems for the patient. But there was one crucial thing: you must never use force to wake up people who are wandering at night, otherwise, the sleep-walker could die from sudden fright.
“Since one can’t wake them up, one can only hide”, concluded Yan Changqing to himself.
He gently turned to the side, intending to slip aside quietly, but before raising his leg, Helian Rongchuan suddenly smiled at him strangely and muttered:
Yan Changqing: “? ? ?”
Before Yan Changqing could respond, Helian Rongchuan suddenly pounced and pressed him down on the bed. Yan Changqing was caught off guard, hitting his head on the bedpost hard resulting in a few moments of dizziness. Helian Rongchuan continued to lightly bite him on the neck.
“Mmm!” Yan Changqing shook his body, his hand swinging upwards. Without thinking, he raised his hand and chopped down towards Helian Rongchuan, but paused halfway.
This slap would very likely wake Helian Rongchuan, startling and killing him as result.
At the moment when Yan Changqing hesitated, Helian Rongchuan nibbled his earlobe, sucking on it lightly. A sticky, wet sound hit his heart from his ears. Unfiltered fury instantly roared in his ears.
Yan Changqing groaned unexpectedly, and immediately covered his mouth.
He shouldn’t be making any sounds at all.
He would rather die than have someone outside hear the noises coming from his room and walk in to see that he was crushed in bed by a man.
And if the sound awakened the instigator and caused the Dongyun prince to have a heart attack and die in his house, then even if he jumped into the Yellow River, he wouldn’t be clean.
What should he do?
Yan Changqing held his breath and twisted his neck trying to get rid of Helian Rongchuan’s offensive attack. He looked over to the side and saw a long pillar-shaped pillow at the foot of his bed. He had an idea light up in his head as he tried to fish for it with his arm.
But this fishing happened to give Helian Rongchuan an opportunity. He grabbed Yan Changqing’s struggling wrist and pressed it on top of Yan Changqing’s head. He smiled, and his other hand restlessly probed under the layers of Yan Changqing’s white clothes…..
Yan Changqing only felt goosebumps emerge all over his body, but he couldn’t struggle vigorously. He shook his head, propped up his knees, and gently clamped Helian Rongchuan’s waist. It seemed extremely harmless, but in fact, he was pushing out with a strength of a thousand kilograms. He stepped with his feet and got rid of the restraints. He picked up the long pillow at the foot of the bed and stuffed it into Helian Rongchuan’s arms.
Helian Rongchuan was taken aback, but Yan Changqing didn’t notice anything strange in his eyes. The other’s gaze was still blank. Whispering “little beauty”, he clung to the long pillow like an overgrown octopus and shamelessly showed it some “intimacy”.
Yan Changqing raised his hand to wrap his outer clothes. He looked at Helian Rongchuan thoughtfully, then turned away.
Early the next morning.
Yan Changqing, dressed in a black martial arts suit, practiced his sword behind the rockery in the backyard.
Yan Changqing was gasping, lightly out of breath. His sturdy, well-proportioned chest was rising up and down. Under the golden morning light, the bundled jet-black long hair shone with satin-like lustre, and a few broken strands stuck to his sweaty forehead. The handsome face, the thin waist, the straight and slender legs, the meticulous outfit… everything showed self-restraint that stirred up some feelings of demagogy.
After practicing for another half an hour, Yan Changqing stopped. He held the heavy sword in one hand and slackened the collar of his shirt with the other. The fresh, cold morning air poured into his lungs.
Feeling a gaze on his back, Yan Changqing turned around.
“Your Royal Highness.”
Yan Changqing said, looking at the empty rockery not far away.
After a pause, Helian Rongchuan took a green leaf in his mouth before dangling out from behind the rockery.
“Oh, good morning Yan Da Ren!”
As expected, this man was hiding and stealing glances in secret.
Yan Changqing turned to walk away without a second look.
Helian Rongchuan took a step forward, blocking his way.
“Could I trouble Your Highness to move aside?”
Helian Rongchuan chuckled, but his eyes caught Yan Changqing’s neck. The neck that the black martial suit lined made it even whiter. Although the collar was very high to deliberately cover something, at a closer look, one could still see a pink mark on the side of the neck.
This man was truly interesting.
Helian Rongchuan couldn’t help but recall the feeling of last night when he embraced this proud, resilient and explosive young body. It was really strange. He had embraced many beauties, but it had never been like last night. Just hugging without any other acts of intimacy, but he was left with a foreign feeling.
He deliberately pretended to have night wandering disorder, just to tease the cold General, but he almost lost control. The stubborn, angry but helpless look in the man’s black eyes, and the proud and innocent look on his face, all strongly stirred up Helian Rongchuan’s desire to invade and conquer.
“If there is nothing wrong with Your Highness, please make way.”
Yan Changqing frowned when he saw the man facing him smirk.
Helian Rongchuan teased him knowingly in return: “What’s wrong with Yan Daren’s neck?”
Yan Changqing calmly raised the collar higher: “There was a mosquito nuisance last night.”
“Heh–” Helian Rongchuan chuckled softly: “Yan Daren is very delicate and tender. Did you attract mosquitoes in the spring of March?”
Yan Changqing ignored this comment and turned to leave once more.
Helian Rongchuan stepped sideways and blocked the way again.
Yan Changqing walked to the left, and Helian Rongchuan moved with him. Going to the right, the man blocked the path again.
Yan Changqing raised his eyes and looked at Helian Rongchuan indifferently: “Is there something you need Your Highness?”
“It’s nothing, it’s just your big yard had no concubines or beautiful maids, Ben Wang is bored–” Helian Rongchuan took a step forward with his mischievous smile, and Yan Changqing stepped back immediately.
” –How about you stay and chat with me?”
Yan Changqing: “The matter of the temper snow stones was delayed yesterday. If your Royal Highness is in good health– ”
“No, no,” Helian Rongchuan interrupted Yan Changqing: “Ben Wang is not good yet, my chest still hurts, oo——” Helian Rongchuan tightly clutched his chest with a pained expression:
“Ben Wang’s chest hurts. Yan Daren should rub it.”
Yan Changqing looked at Helian Rongchuan with all the iciness he could muster: “If your Royal Highness has not recovered, you should take more medicine.”
Before the words fell, he saw Helian Rongchuan’s close servant holding a lacquered wooden tray and looking at something from a distance. Seeing his master, he hurriedly came over. There was an unknown black semi-solid substance in a large blue-rimmed porcelain bowl on the tray the servant carried. The contents of the bowl were still gurgling and steaming.
“Your Royal Highness, this minion has found you! This is the decoction that Yan Daren ordered this minion to boil. It is said to be a very precious medicinal material. After eating it, it will nourish the body and calm the nerves.”
Helian Rongchuan’s smile suddenly solidified.
The manservant wanted to take credit with a humble expression but did not notice that his master’s returned gaze intended to stab him with a hundred and twenty swords in his heart.
“Refusing to drink?”
Yan Changqing’s eyes looked like two sharp daggers.
If he didn’t drink it, doesn’t it mean he was pretending to be sick?
Helian Rongchuan hesitated for a moment, then took a big gulp out of the big bowl.
Pu! Cough cough cough!
Helian Rongchuan burst out suddenly.
“Why is it so bitter!” The bitterness is too strong, and there was a sourness within the bitterness.
“The doctor instructed that to calm the nerves of His Highness, a few more coptis should be added to the medicine.” Yan Changqing said quietly.