General’s Gown Chapter 85

Chapter 85 Feng Qi Yun Yong* Part 10

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At this moment, Helian Rongchuan could not wait to beat that Housekeeper Liu 100 big boards immediately. When he glanced at Yan Changqing’s expressionless face out of the corner of his eyes, he was even more at a loss in his heart. With a cold face, he asked back: “Relationship? When did I have a relationship with her?”

Housekeeper Liu was stunned when he heard the words. Did he bet on the wrong treasure? But to make Su Wumei, the No. 1 singer of Dongyun, a beautiful woman of this country, run over thousands of miles to come here, how can there be no relationship? Could it be that his master has changed his personality? 

Jiu Jin stood aside, sweating silently for Housekeeper Liu and his master. For a while, he didn’t know who to sympathize with more. 

After Su Wumei heard Helian Rongchuan’s words, a pair of watery sad eyes suddenly became foggy. She lowered her head: “Your Highness, please don’t blame Housekeeper Liu. It was this little girl who was abrupt. This little girl remembered your kindness to this little girl in Changyin Pavilion, day and night, and found it difficult to sleep and eat, so I came here to repay your kindness. But I never thought that it would disturb the peace of His Highness. This little girl knows that she was wrong, so she will leave…” 

Su Wumei became more and more sad as she spoke and the corners of her eyes filled with crystal tears, pitiful. 

Helian Rongchuan didn’t have any thoughts of pitying the flower at this time, he just wanted to have Housekeeper Liu send this living Bodhisattva away, but he heard Yan Changqing take a sip of tea and asked Housekeeper Liu lightly: “Changyin Pavilion, what kind of place is it?” 

Although it was a question, his tone was faintly cold. Housekeeper Liu suddenly felt the hairs on the back of his neck stand up, and he couldn’t help but stutter: “…that’s… the place where princes and nobles listen… listen to popular ballads…?” 

His answer actually lowered the Changyin Pavilion in Dongyun’s reputation. That was a famous performing hall in Dongyun. It was a golden cave that had to be seen by dignitaries and big shots. Every day there would be shows. Although it was not a brothel with the singers and dancers in it mostly there in the name of performing arts and not selling themselves, but what the specific situation was, one is afraid that only those princes and nobles who linger there every day would know in their hearts. 

Although Housekeeper Liu didn’t make it clear, the way he was hesitant to speak was all caught in Yan Changqing’s eyes. He put down the tea cup and stood up expressionlessly: “It seems that you have your own personal affairs here. I won’t bother you.” 

Helian Rongchuan was startled, and he didn’t care about his prestige in front of the servants. He hurriedly stopped him: “You misunderstood, listen to me…”

Yan Changqing took a step back, distanced himself from Helian Rongchuan, and said coldly, “I’m not interested in listening to your private affairs.” 

After speaking, he turned and left. 

Helian Rongchuan hurriedly wanted to chase, but just two steps away, Yan Changqing turned his head and stared at him with cold, warning eyes. 

Helian Rongchuan had no choice but to stop on the spot, neither advancing nor retreating. He looked at Yan Changqing who walked away without looking back. 

Housekeeper Liu finally realized that his own cleverness had caused a big disaster, and he hurriedly picked up Su Wumei, who was still crying on the ground, and ran away in fright. Jiu Jin secretly glanced at Helian Rongchuan, only to feel that his face was familiar, like the bottom of a black pot in his kitchen that hasn’t been washed for 20 years. He shrugged his shoulders and silently slipped away. 

Helian Rongchuan was the only one left in the harmonious gazebo in the heart of the lake, that was still full of chatter and laughter just now. 

The dishes were cold, the tea was cold, and the wind was colder. 

What was all this? ! ! 

Helian Rongchuan stood alone in the pavilion, facing the mirror-smooth lake in front of him with a sad face. When he thought of Yan Changqing’s cold attitude towards him just now, he felt remorse in his heart. He had spent a lot of thought and effort to finally manage to warm up the ice and snow-like person. Yet, because of this incident, everything had returned to the starting point? 

But why is this person so stubborn and so arrogant that he refused to listen to his explanation? Could it be that after getting along for so many days, he still can’t see his sincerity? Does he still not want to believe in himself? 

Thinking of this, a trace of anger appeared on Helian Rongchuan’s face – mixed with hurt and grievance. 

But immediately, this anger was replaced by a stronger emotion – panic.

Not being valued by his Royal Father, but coveted by many forces as a prince, once made Helian Rongchuan in his youth struggle in the palace. In order to protect himself and keep a low profile, he had to pretend to be a pig to eat a tiger. He hung out with those frivolous nobles all day long, and quietly expanded his financial resources and contacts. However, the officialdom had little character, and the entertainment districts had no sincerity. After wearing the mask of this “playful dude” for a long time, he himself could hardly remember his true face. Looking back on his past, although Helian Rongchuan had a clear conscience, what would Yan Changqing, who did not understand his reasoning, think? Although this Su Wumei incident was a misunderstanding, it uncovered a topic that Helian Rongchuan had been avoiding intentionally or unintentionally. 

Does he really hate himself because of his past? 

Helian Rongchuan felt panic in his heart. Yan Changqing’s appearance of rejecting people thousands of miles away just kept flashing in his mind. The more he thought about it, the more certain he became. Yes, that’s right, Yan Changqing was clearly disgusted! 

He was disgusted with him! ! ! 

He clearly showed his sincerity, but this person was going to reject him again because of his unavoidable past! 

Yan Changqing! Yan Changqing! ! Isn’t your heart made of flesh? How could you be so heartless? 

The more Helian Rongchuan thought about it, the more annoyed he became. He only felt a buzzing sound in his head, and he was very annoyed. He just wanted to find a way to vent. His punch was quite powerful, and the flesh on his knuckles was immediately torn, dripping with blood. 

The burning pain made Helian Rongchuan’s mind a little clearer. He looked at his injured hand with a bitter smile on the corner of his mouth. 

Usually, he always pretended to be hurt and sick to trick Yan Changqing into taking care of him. He was really hurt now, and he wondered if Yan Changqing would come over to help him bandage it when he saw his hand?

In fact, although Yan Changqing was thin-skinned and cold and harsh on the outside, he was very soft on the inside. Especially taking care of himself, he was very serious. Sometimes he would make a fool of himself and play tricks on Yan Changqing, but he was no longer as disgusted as he was at first.    

Yan Changqing paying attention to his injury appeared in Helian Rongchuan’s mind. When he was bleeding and changing his dressing, Yan Changqing’s black glass-like eyes clearly showed distress and worry.     

Thinking of this, Helian Rongchuan’s heart became hot, and he suddenly overturned his previous thoughts.     

It’s not that Yan Changqing didn’t know anything about his past. If he disliked it, he would have disliked it long ago, so why bother now? Judging from their relationship during this period of time, he clearly cared about himself and did not hate himself.     

But why was he suddenly angry?     

Is it…     


As soon as this idea flashed in his mind, Helian Rongchuan’s heart skipped a beat, almost popping out.     

That’s right! Helian Rongchuan turned left and right excitedly and kept starting. Yan Changqing must be jealous!     

Jealous! ! Jealous for him!     

He was so muddle-headed, how could he not have thought of this in the first place!     

Helian Rongchuan was extremely excited, and he was sure of this idea almost immediately in his heart. It was obvious that he was still upset by Yan Changqing’s cold attitude just now, but now he was like a child eating candy, constantly recalling how Yan Changqing turned his face just now. He just thought Yan Changqing was not ruthless enough, and should have drawn his sword to chase after him.     

After he figured it out, Helian Rongchuan was in a good mood, but he was not in a hurry to explain. He swaggered out of the pavilion and asked Housekeeper Liu to arrange Su Wumei’s affairs – Housekeeper Liu was already trembling with fright, and was about to pick up the board himself, but when he saw Helian Rongchuan’s proud face, he thought he had blurred vision from old age.

After dealing with this matter, Helian Rongchuan slowly took a few sips of tea, and then walked slowly to Yan Changqing’s residence. 

He just wanted to make Yan Changqing angry and jealous for a while. 

Because the longer the vinegar was brewed, the more sour it was and the more sweet he felt. 

Helian Rongchuan slipped under Yan Changqing’s window lattice and secretly looked in. Under the candlelight, Yan Changqing was reading. He was still sitting upright, his waist straight, and his expression still cold and indifferent. He lowered his head slightly and stared at the book without blinking, as if he was very focused. 

However, his eyes were always fixed on one place, watching two sticks of incense for a long time, without turning a page. 

Helian Rongchuan, with an intoxicated, idiotic smile, peeped out the window to peep at the time of Yan Changqing’s two incense sticks. 

Finally, Yan Changqing closed the booklet with an annoyed expression, and threw it away with a “pa”. He then turned off the lights and went to sleep. 

Helian Rongchuan snickered for a while, then gently flipped through the window. Because of the moonlight, the house was not completely dark. He could even clearly see the back profile of Yan Changqing lying on the bed. The butterfly bones (scapula) raised under the thin shirt were beautiful and unimaginable. Helian Rongchuan just glanced at it, and felt a burst of heat in his heart, and he was a little bit eager to make a move. 

Although his movement of turning over the window was very light, with Yan Changqing’s vigilance, he had definitely noticed it. But Yan Changqing only moved very slightly and then stopped. 

It was obvious that he was pretending to be asleep, and didn’t want to pay attention to a certain nasty person. 

Helian Rongchuan suppressed a smile, laid on his side on the bed, and looked at Yan Changqing face to face. This movement was not small, even people who were asleep should be aware of it. But Yan Changqing just closed his eyes and didn’t move. 

Still pretending? Then don’t blame me for being rude. 

Helian Rongchuan chuckled wickedly, and gently blew a breath of warm air into Yan Changqing’s neck. 

Yan Changqing’s brows immediately trembled slightly, but he immediately returned to his calm and remained motionless. 

Helian Rongchuan’s heart abruptly picked up. He turned to his side again, suddenly holding Yan Changqing’s earlobe and sucked gently. 

Yan Changqing’s whole body twitched. He turned his waist, opened his eyes suddenly, and shouted: “You…!” 

Helian Rongchuan was above his head, with one arm on his upper body, one eyebrow raised, pretending to be surprised: “Yo, awake? Changqing, you were sleeping like you were dead!”

Yan Changqing pursed his lips tightly, pushed Helian Rongchuan away without saying a word, rolled over and got out of bed, wanting to leave. 

The residence was so big, he doubted he couldn’t find a place to sleep. Anyways, he didn’t want to see this person again today! 

Who would have guessed that as soon as his toes touched the ground, Helian Rongchuan, like a hungry tiger rushing for food, slammed into him around the waist with his right arm, so they fell back down. His arms were tightly clamped around his waist like iron hoops, and he had no intention of letting go. 

Yan Changqing’s face became even worse, and he shouted, “Let go!”

“I won’t let go.” 

“Let go!”

“I won’t let go.”  

The lazy tone provoked Yan Changqing’s displeased nerves to the greatest extent. Yan Changqing began to think, at this time, should he give Helian Rongchuan an over-the-shoulder throw, or should he twist his arm to relieve his anger! 

Helian Rongchuan leaned his entire body over without fear, his chest pressed against Yan Changqing’s taut back. He said, “You’re not curious, what I had done before?” 

Yan Changqing frowned and turned his head away, responding with silence. 

Helian Rongchuan said, “I’ll tell you even if you’re not curious. I went to find that Su Wumei just now.” 

Yan Changqing sucked in a deep breath and suddenly struggled with all his strength. 

Helian Rongchuan had expected Yan Changqing’s reaction, and while using brute force to hook his thin waist, he continued to say slowly: “I have asked Housekeeper Liu to tell Su Wumei that I understand her kindness, but I already have someone in my heart and I will never change my mind again in this life. I persuaded her to choose another sweetheart, and to go.” 

Yan Changqing slightly paused. Helian Rongchuan hurriedly hugged him even tighter, pulled him back to the edge of the bed, and continued, “Speaking of which, Su Wumei is also pitiful. She was the daughter of a good family, but unfortunately, her family fell into disrepair and was sold to an entertainment house. She worked hard and finally became the top card. She thought that she could rely on her own skills and not sell herself, but in the eyes of those powerful princes and nobles in Changyin Pavilion, she was just an entertainer who knew how to sing. A beautiful bird, how can it have any freedom and dignity? That day I accompanied a few fellows to listen to music in Changyin Pavilion. I couldn’t stand those old men taking advantage of a weak girl, so I helped Su Wumei redeem herself and gave her two silver taels to let her find a way out. Who would have thought that this little girl would remember me from then on, and traveled thousands of miles to come here to repay my kindness. Alas… I’m helpless too, blame me. You can only blame me for being kind-hearted and handsome in appearance, suave , talented, and wealthy. I am basically the dream of all maidens in the world…”

He had said such serious words in the beginning, but after that, it became more and more out of character. Yan Changqing hurriedly stopped him: “That’s enough.”

The momentum of this sentence was obviously much weaker than when he was angry before. As soon as the words came out, Yan Changqing was stunned. 

D*mn, wasn’t he angry? Where did his anger go? ! ! ! But listening to Helian Rongchuan’s words, it didn’t seem like a lie. If it was as he said, then Su Wumei was indeed a poor woman, and it wasn’t her fault that she came from a humble background. Which woman in the world was willing to degenerate and become someone’s plaything? 

Helian Rongchuan had redeemed her, indeed he did a good deed. Why should he feel guilt? 

As for Helian Rongchuan’s frivolous ways, he already understood that it was a last resort, just a show. Besides, it’s over, what’s there to turn over regarding old accounts? 

Helian Rongchuan tilted his head, smiled and bent his eyes, leaning over to stare at Yan Changqing’s face. 

Sure enough, after his explanation just now, the anger on Yan Changqing’s face subsided unconsciously. Helian Rongchuan felt a burst of heat in his heart. His Changqing really believed in himself. 

And he was telling the truth from the bottom of his heart. 

Yan Changqing inexplicably had a feeling of being completely seen through. He moved his eyes and pushed him: “Why are you looking at me like that!” 

“I was wondering why you were angry just now.” 

Helian Rongchuan pretended to be puzzled: “We were having a good meal, but when a Su Wumei popped out, someone suddenly flipped.” 

Yan Changqing felt as if someone had exposed his shortcomings. His ears started to get hot, and he immediately retorted: “I didn’t!” 

“It must be jealousy.” Helian Rongchuan didn’t seem to hear it. 


“You were eating my vinegar.” Helian Rongchuan relented. 


“You thought I was having an affair with another woman, and got angry.” 



The two of them fought each other like a child for a long time, but Yan Changqing finally realized that he was being slick and cheeky. If a person disagrees with someone who doesn’t understand the dispute, simply don’t argue, just ignore him. 

Helian Rongchuan liked Yan Changqing’s helpless appearance very much. He smiled as if he had succeeded, and leaned over to hug him tighter from behind. 

“Changqing, I’m so happy.” 

Yan Changqing was taken aback. He turned his head and looked at him puzzled.

Helian Rongchuan smiled and said seriously, “I’m so happy that you can be jealous because of me and care about me like that.” 

His remarks came from the heart, completely different from the glib tone in the past. It was full of sincerity, joy and gratitude. And because it was said against the ear, his voice seemed lower and more magnetic, which made the person tremble. 

Yan Changqing no longer struggled. He suddenly didn’t know what to do, he just felt embarrassed and wanted to escape. However, Helian Rongchuan held his shoulders and forced him to look at him. 

“Thank you for being jealous because of me.” 

The next moment, his chin was clasped by slender and powerful fingers. Helian Rongchuan lowered his eyes and kissed Yan Changqing’s lips tenderly and lovingly. 

“I love you, baby.”

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