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The word ‘Respected Leader’ infuriated Shen Shui Yan. “This has nothing to do with you!”
Xie Qian Lan smiled, but did not answer.
That boy was finally saved. After quickly getting up, he was so scared that he ran out the door without even putting his clothes on.
Now, only the two men were left facing each other.
Shen Shui Yan’s eyes were filled with murder but his reason was still intact. The power Xie Qian Lan revealed earlier was quite different from usual.
—This man had been hiding his true strength!
Xie Qian Lan looked at him and said something irrelevant. “That child earlier really looks quite good.”
Shen Shui Yan was unmoved and waited for his next words.
Xie Qian Lan started softly, “So young, so fresh, still a boy. How could the Young Palace Master bear to push him away?”
Shen Shui Yan did not understand what this man wanted. Even though he knew he would hear nothing good come out of his lips, he still wanted to hear the end of it.
Xie Qian Lan’s eyes glimmered and he suddenly lowered his voice, speaking ambiguously, “You should try him out, see what the first time is really like.”
The hidden meanings in this sentence have become extremely obvious, there was no way Shen Shui Yan wouldn’t be able to not understand it with how smart he was.
His pupils constricted, and his quickly sharpening pupil had almost shrunk into a line. It was already covered in a layer of dark haze to begin with, but now they had sunk completely into hell.
His world had clearly just been turned upside down, but Shen Shui Yan still managed to keep himself calm. With a seemingly unperturbed tone, he said, “He’s been alive for so long, it’s normal for him to have a lover in the past.”
Xie Qian Lan responded, “The Young Palace Master truly is young.”
Right now, Shen Shui Yan was already sick of hearing the words “young”. He was young, so Ah Yun pushed him away; he was young, so he lacked experience in many things; and because he was young, even if he gave it his all, he would still be trampled on the ground.
But he could not refute him, because he really was too young. Far too young.
Xie Qian Lan continued, “A man’s body is not good at taking, so even if he had a lover in the past, he would still be no different from a virgin after staying celibate for many years. But think about it…the lord…how did he feel?”
“Was it uncomfortable? Did it hurt for him? Or rather…did he enjoy it?”
What transpired for that month were things Shen Shui Yan would not forget a second of. So…how could he not know what was going on?
It wasn’t as if Shen Shui Yan had never been suspicious, but he was just too happy, too excited. His wish was finally fulfilled, so he was so satisfied that he couldn’t care to think about anything else.
But right now…after calming down, there were too many places up for scrutiny, truly too many.
Shen Shui Yan finally realized, clear as day: he had never obtained him, not even for a moment.
A great feeling of hollow emptiness occupied his heart, and the minced flesh was being reshaped. It was ugly like a pile of burnt black, just like an awakened devil, exuding an aura of madness.
His chest was clearly swirling with rot and darkness, but no anger could be seen on Shen Shui Yan’s face. He suddenly raised his lips into a dazzling smile like the bright sun.
Xie Qian Lan’s brows raised slightly.
Shen Shui Yan turned to look at him. “Thank you very much.”
Xie Qian Lan understood, then, excitement surged within his eyes. and he casually said, “It is good that the Young Palace Master can understand.”
Pleasure could be seen in Shen Shui Yan’s eyes as he spoke in a quiet, but moving voice, “Ah Yun told you to say this to me, right?”
Xie Qian Lan smiled without saying anything.
Shen Shui Yan continued to ask, “And you are the one in Ah Yun’s bed every night, right?”
Of course, Xie Qian Lan would not answer these questions.
Shen Shui Yan was smiling from beginning to end, and he continued, “Was Ah Yun really poisoned?”
Just as Xie Qian Lan was about to speak, Shen Shui Yan interrupted him. “You don’t have to tell me, I”ll ask him myself.” He spoke the last words very softly, but it gave one the strange feeling that they were forced out from his throat. The feeling it brought with it was scalp-numbing.
After coming to this point, he had said everything he had to, so naturally, Xie Qian Lan would not stay.
Shen Shui Yan watched as his figure gradually disappeared, and as if that smile was frozen on his face, it stayed in place from beginning to end, the perfect arc never changing. But only the light could be seen disappearing from his ink-black eyes, and the only thing left in that hollow space was a morbid madness.
Ah Yun, how could you belong to anyone else? How could you be touched by them? How could you let them kiss you? How could you be polluted by those dirty people?
But it’s fine…don’t worry.
Everyone that covets you, touches you, or even sees you…all of them deserve death.
And you…You belong to me, only me.
The curvature of Shen Shui Yan’s lips finally moved, but they did not converge, and instead curved into a bigger arc, becoming more and more affectionate, more beautiful. But unfortunately, that smile was like candy laced with poison. It was so sweet, so exquisite, but it would corrode you from inside if you ever ate it.
When Xie Qian Lan went out, Chu Mu Yun leaned back on his bed and waited for him to return.
The entire Heaven’s Rain Palace was in Chu Mu Yun’s control. He had already thoroughly laid out his arrays throughout the entire palace. As long as he wanted it, he could easily monitor any place within, and it would not be noticed by anyone.
So, he was able to see how Xie Qian Lan sent that boy to Shen Shui Yan, how he got angry, and also heard Xie Qian Lan’s ambiguous words.
Until the end, that image was fixed on Shen Shui Yan’s perfect and flawless smile.
Chu Mu Yun: “Greed really does have a lovable little face.”
Zero: “qaq! Why is he smiling so happily? Shouldn’t he be angry, shocked, and depressed?” After watching so many plays, Baby Zero can even write his own scripts now.
Chu Mu Yun: “Shen Shui Yan isn’t a poor little white flower.”
Chu Mu Yun sighed. “He is a well and proper black-hearted lotus.”
When a little white flower gets cheated and betrayed, they’ll fall into despair and collapse; but Greed wouldn’t. He will only become stimulated by his sick greed to monopolize, and his actions will become more and more unscrupulous to obtain what he wants.
Chu Mu Yun smiled. “I think the battlefield is changing soon.”
Chu Mu Yun: “It will change from Lust’s bed to Greed’s bed…Hm, or maybe it’s the little black room? To tell the truth…We can write a pretty good abusive dog blood smut story out of this capture attempt.”
Chu Mu Yun chuckled and his gaze fell on the beautiful boy’s empty eyes.
Five years came up every quickly. As expected, Greed was Greed indeed…
A flash of that image of the boy who relied on him so much appeared in Chu Mu Yun’s mind…
He closed his eyes. After opening them again, it became a glazed over in frost.
The days flashed past, but Chu Mu Yun never dared to see Shen Shui Yan.
And several days later, Shen Shui Yan took the initiative to see him.
The boy had warm eyes and he was in high spirits, not at all looking downcast.
On the other hand, even though Chu Mu Yun was in that high position, and though he was serious and restrained, there was a hard to conceal sense of discomfiture in the depths of his eyes.
Shen Shui Yan bowed in salutations before speaking in a respectful but distant voice. “Father, your son has been too absurd in the past, but I have learned from my mistakes, and I will never cause you trouble again.”
He spoke easily, but Chu Mu Yun’s face turned white as a sheet as soon as he heard it.
Sure enough, he was young. So young, that his love was shallow.