Ch 17 This little Highness is the one who really likes to act like a baby.
But Xie Chaoyuan stared at him silently for a moment, then eased his expression: “Have you had dinner yet? Are you hungry?”
Xie Chaoling was taken aback.
Xie Chaoyuan ordered someone to pass the meal, and took his hand: “Let’s go, eat first.”
Sitting at the table, Xie Chaoling finally came back to his senses: “You…aren’t you angry that I ran out again?”
Xie Chaoyuan looked up at him: “It’s already like this. Is it useful to be angry?”
Xie Chaoyuan suddenly didn’t play cards according to common sense, but Xie Chaoling was inexplicably guilty, and said, “I’m just so bored, I want to go outside and have a look.”
Although he purposely made an excuse to go out just now.
“There is a lake behind this village, where you can go boating. I will take you there tomorrow.” Xie Chaoyuan said.
The little Highness was likable like this, Xie Chaoling smiled in his eyes: “Really?”
“En,” Xie Chaoyuan brought him food: “Let’s eat first.”
Xie Chaoling also hurriedly filled the soup and handed it to Xie Chaoyuan: “Your Highness, drink some hot soup to sober up.”
Xie Chaoyuan looked at him, and Xie Chaoling raised his chin, beckoning him to take it with his eyes.
A smile leaked from the corner of Xie Chaoyuan’s lips, and he took the bowl: “Thank you.”
The atmosphere between the two was quite good until nightfall.
Xie Chaoling only wore his middle coat when he was finished, and he took a cloth towel to wipe his slightly damp hair with no one to wait on him. Seeing Xie Chaoyuan reclining on the soft couch reading a book behind him from the bronze mirror, his eyes subconsciously chased after him, fell on Xie Chaoyuan’s slightly drooping eyebrows, and paused.
Xie Chaoyuan seemed to be aware of it, and raised his eyes. Xie Chaoling smiled at him in the mirror, only after he finished smiling did he realize that he should not be able to see, then secretly thought that he was stupid.
Xie Chaoyuan glanced at him, then lowered his head again.
Seeing this, Xie Chaoling felt inexplicably unhappy. He threw the cloth towel away, turned around, walked to the side of the couch, and climbed onto the couch.
Pulling away the book in Xie Chaoyuan’s hand, Xie Chaoling’s warm breath approached him just after taking a bath. He stared at his dark eyes: “Your Highness, are you still angry?
He was certain. If he was not angry, he would not ignore him like this. After all, this little Highness was only sixteen years old, and he had not yet cultivated to the state where his emotions and anger were invisible.
Xie Chaoyuan turned to look at him: “If this king is really angry, what are you going to do?”
Xie Chaoling was a little speechless.
If this person lost his temper like before, he would be able to deal with it even if he was tossing him all night, but now it’s like hanging him upside down, which was even more uncomfortable.
Xie Chaoling stretched out his hand to poke his face, and muttered softly: “Your Highness really needs to change his temper.”
The corners of his lips curled up into a smile: “Did I say something wrong?”
When he spoke, he leaned crookedly, getting very close to Xie Chaoyuan, and the ends of his wet hair fell on Xie Chaoyuan’s clothes. It was clearly a very ambiguous gesture, but Xie Chaoling acted boldly as if nothing was wrong.
Xie Chaoyuan didn’t remind him either, he had already discovered that Xie Chaoling had a big heart, although he was forced in matters of love, as long as he had fun, he wouldn’t make any fuss, and at other times, he wouldn’t have any taboos with him.
“You said earlier that you are not afraid of me.” Xie Chaoyuan said.
“It’s not always pleasing to people, so what can I do to please you?”
Xie Chaoyuan asked very seriously, but Xie Chaoling was stopped by him.
Seeing that Xie Chaoyuan was about to get up when his expression faded, Xie Chaoling stretched out his hand to catch him: “If your Highness can talk to me well and don’t get angry and lose your temper easily, then you can please me.”
Xie Chaoyuan turned his gaze over to his face, his eyes meaningful and clearly expressing disbelief.
“This king didn’t lose his temper today, and spoke to you nicely.”
“Then you just ignored me.”
“It’s clear that you have a guilty conscience.” Xie Chaoyuan exposed him, he never knew before, that his crown prince brother is actually so childish .
Xie Chaoling was still about to argue, but Xie Chaoyuan suddenly grabbed his wrist, turned him over and pressed him onto the couch. Xie Chaoling was startled, the little wolf cub on his body lowered his eyes, staring at him silently.
“Your Highness, you…”
Xie Chaoyuan raised a finger to his lips, stopping Xie Chaoling’s struggle. He slowly brushed away the hair sticking to the side of his face.
“Can you really like me?”
Xie Chaoling swallowed, bewitched by Xie Chaoyuan’s eyes, and nodded slowly.
Xie Chaoyuan smiled, and stuck over his hot breath.
On the other side, Xie Chaorong got drunk at the banquet and was helped away by his servants. Today, he was humiliated by that kid Xie Chaoqi who poured wine on him in public, and he was very unhappy. Now he was still cursing and wanted to trouble Xie Chaoqi.
In the darkness of night, Xie Chaorong wobbled forward, passing by a rockery in the garden. He was bumped into by a person who appeared rashly. Xie Chaorong was furious, and was about to scold him, but the other party knelt down tremblingly to plead guilt. A gust of fragrant wind blew by, and with the help of the dim moonlight and palace lanterns, Xie Chaorong stared at the beautiful face of the servant girl on the ground, and stopped the half-swearing words that rushed out.
He stretched out his hand to pull the maid into his arms, pinched her chin and looked at her carefully for a while, and said with a smile, “Did you bump into me on purpose?”
Inside the bed curtain, Xie Chaoling was sitting on Xie Chaoyuan’s lap, with his arms around his neck, his long hair loose, and the ties of his jacket torn apart.
Xie Chaoyuan’s palm was pressed against the side of Xie Chaoling’s neck, and the cool touch made Xie Chaoling shiver instinctively. He leaned back and was pulled back by Xie Chaoyuan: “Don’t move.”
His voice was hoarse, and it was difficult to conceal his emotions.
Xie Chaoling stuck close, kissed Xie Chaoyuan’s thin lips, and laughed in a low voice: “Your Highness is only sixteen years old, where did you learn this? How are you so good?”
“The palace would send someone to teach.”
Xie Chaoling’s movements froze slightly. Xie Chaoyuan raised the corners of his lips lightly: “But this king has never used those people.”
“Your Highness should have used them.”
Xie Chaoling stopped talking and continued to kiss Xie Chaoyuan. Xie Chaoyuan was right, most of the time he was happy and enjoyed this matter, and he would not treat himself badly.
Xie Chaoyuan let him take the initiative. As long as Xie Chaoling was happy and satisfied, he didn’t mind giving into him.
When the night was getting darker, Xie Chaoling sat up from Xie Chaoyuan’s arms dripping with sweat, he was so tired that he couldn’t lift a single finger, and his voice became even hoarse: “Your Highness, let’s change our positions, I don’t want to come by myself.”
The nasal voice was thick, and it sounded like he was acting like a baby, although Xie Chaoyuan knew that his brother, the crown prince, never acted like a baby.
Xie Chaoyuan’s palm stroked his bare and sweaty back, turned him over in his arms, and laughed: “Older Brother, we have to go to the bathroom to wash again later.”
Xie Chaoyuan always likes to called him older brother within the bed. Xie Chaoling, had long been used to it, and this little Highness was the one who really liked to act like a baby.
“Thanking Your Highness for the blessing.” Xie Chaoling raised his leg to touch Xie Chaoyuan’s waist, and whispered in his ear.
When it was time to continue for the second time, someone outside knocked on the door and interrupted the two of them. It was Wang Rang’s voice: “Your Highness, something happened on the other side with His Highness King Xun, do you want to watch the fun?”
After a while, Xie Chaoyuan said unhappily: “Let’s talk about it later.”
Xie Chaoling pushed Xie Chaoyuan’s shoulder lightly: “It must be some great fun to report it specially, let’s go and see.”
Xie Chaoyuan frowned, his face was ugly. Xie Chaoling held his face and kissed him, coaxing softly: “We can come back later and continue. “
The lights outside Qiming pavillion, which had always been quiet, were brightly lit at the moment. Xie Chaorong’s servants were knelt down on the ground. Xie Chaorong, who was so drunk that he didn’t know anything about human affairs, was dragged out by Xie Fengzhen, who poured a large basin of ice water on his face. He howled like a pig, and finally woke up.
In front of him was Xie Fengzhen sitting in a wheelchair, his usual smiling face was cold and gloomy at the moment. He asked Xie Chaorong sharply: “What are you doing in this king’s Qiming pavillion?”
Anyone with eyes could see what happened. Xie Chaorong was disheveled, his body unconventional, he had gone wild and made a mess of the room inside, and was bumped into by Xie Fengzhen who came here. Yet, this person was still drunk and confused, no wonder Xie Fengzhen was so angry.
Those who came to watch the excitement all twitched their lips because of Xie Chaorong’s glory. They all often come to King Ding’s residence. Everyone knew that Qiming Pavillion was a forbidden place in this place. Xie Fengzhen never allowed anyone in and there was hearsay that because he fell in love when he was young and the woman had perished, he had never married so far. This Qiming Pavillion was the residence where that woman lived at the beginning. Xie Chaorong’s behavior like this obviously violated Xie Fengzhen’s taboo.
Xie Chaorong stared blankly, met Xie Fengzhen with an ashen complexion, shook his body, and finally remembered that he seemed to have met a beautiful maid an hour ago, and wanted to take her with him, but she ran away, and he chased her into the room. After getting here, and then hugging the person, he couldn’t remember anything afterwards.
What about that person?
No matter how stupid Xie Chaorong was, he definitely realized that he had been tricked by others. After thinking about it, he immediately shouted: “Someone played a trick on this king! Someone must have deliberately done this to this king! Royal Uncle, I was wronged!”
He stumbled from the ground, looked around, and his eyes fell on the face of Xie Chaoqi, who was watching the joke. He strode over: “Is it you! Did you ask someone to seduce the king to lure the king here on purpose? You deliberately wanted to let this king make a fool of himself, what are you in the mood for?!”
Xie Chaoqi looked at him as if looking at an ant, and said word by word: “The wicked will be punished by the wicked, so what does it have to do with me?”
Xie Chaorong immediately awoke from his drunken stupor. He became angry and tried to storm at Xie Chaoqi but was blocked by Xie Fengzhen’s guards as Xie Fengzhen ordered: “Please leave, King Xun. From now on, no matter here or at my King Ding’s residence, King Xun is no longer welcomed.”
“Royal Uncle, listen to me…”
Xie Chaorong still wanted to argue, but Xie Fengzhen no longer gave him a chance and ordered someone to “invite” him out directly.
Although Xie Fengzhen was an idle king, everyone in the court knew that Emperor Qianming only trusted him, his younger brother, for many things, and was only willing to discuss with him and listen to his opinions. After today, Xie Chaorong will no longer have the slightest friendship with Xie Fengzhen to speak of.
Xie Chaoyuan, who was behind the crowd, raised his eyebrows. Xie Chaorong’s stupidity was well known, but it was really unexpected that he was so stupid that he can be calculated against by others.
Xie Chaoling’s attention fell on another place, he saw a new familiar face among the guards behind Xie Chaoqi, it was Song Shi. Song Shi seemed to be aware of it, and raised his eyes to look in the direction of Xie Chaoyuan and Xie Chaoling. In the night, Xie Chaoling saw the corners of his lips slightly raised.
Xie Chaoyuan took Xie Chaoling’s hand: “The show is over, let’s go back.”
On the way back, Xie Chaoling asked him in a low voice, “Did His Highness arrange this?”
“…that Song Shi, did Your Highness send him to King Huai?”
“What will happen in the future depends on his ability.”
Xie Chaoling let out a sigh of relief: “Your Highness is amazing, to be able to send someone to King Huai so easily.”
“Are you afraid?” Xie Chaoyuan looked sideways at him.
Xie Chaoling smiled and shook his head: “I have nothing to be afraid of. Your Highness said that he would not harm me.”
Xie Chaoyuan held his hand tightly: “Let’s go back.”
Xie Chaoqi returned to the residence, and as soon as he entered the door, he signaled Song Shi in a cold voice: “Kneel down.”
Song Shi knelt down immediately.
Xie Chaoqi stared at him coldly, and asked: “Who allowed you to act on your own iniative?”
The person in front of him was the one who disguised himself as a woman to seduce Xie Chaorong.
Xie Chaoqi picked him up in front of Jiang Shi’s grave when he went to pay homage to Jiang Shi half a month ago. This man claimed to be Jiang Shi’s younger brother, named Jiang Shi (different shi). A few days ago, he came to the capital to look for his brother. When he found out about his brother’s death, he found the tomb Xie Chaoqi had established for him and happened to meet Xie Chaoqi.
Jiang Shi did have a younger brother who he had been separated in the early years. Xie Chaoqi sent someone to check the identity of this person, so he took him into the mansion and allowed him to stay by his side as a guard, that’s all.
Song Shi lowered his head, gritted his teeth, and said, “King Xun killed my brother and targeted His Highness many times. I just want to teach him a lesson.”
Xiq Chaoqi waved a whip harshly to Song Shi’s leg and said sharply: “If you still want to stay in this King’s Huai’s mansion, put away all your petty thoughts for this king, this king will avenge your brother, you don’t need to do these things. These things will only provoke trouble for this king!”
Xie Chaorong was indeed shameful and offended Xie Fengzhen, but Xie Chaoqi knew that Xie Fengzhen would also suspect that he did this, and he would have a grudge against him from then on. Xie Fengzhen was very talkative in front of their father, so if he wanted the heir position, he needed the support of more people. Only in this way could he avenge his Jiang Shi, and only then would he truly become the person above ten thousand people!
Song Shi knelt forward and took Xie Chaoqi’s hand boldly: “Your Highness, I can do the same for you as my brother can, and I am also willing to give this life to you.”
Xie Chaoqi pulled out his hand. He closed his eyes and opened them again, then lowered his voice: “No need, you live a good life for this king. For your brother, you must live a good life. You don’t need to do other things, just remember this sentence.”
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