Li Xudong ascended the throne as quickly as possible, calmed down the civil strife caused by Gao Jia, then allowed his brothers to take their Mother Imperial Concubine or Jun Father out of the palace. He also held a grand funeral for the Emperor, announced the abolition of taxes for three years and gave favors to the administrative sections.
All the people in the country benefited, and they praised Six Princes’ filial piety, calling him a wise monarch.
“He’s just ascended the throne, and they’re already calling him a wise monarch.” Zhou Yun Sheng shook his head while packing his bags.
Li Xudong stared heavily at him, then he asked for the thousandth time, “Jun Father, do you really want to go? You’re not staying to help your child manage the palace?”
“Manage the inner palace? Who would like to do such a boring job? I want to roam the world and reach its end.” In reality, he was just setting off to find his long lost lover. In the past few years, he’d turned the palace around, but he was nowhere to be seen. He’d even had the whimsical thought that the man might be a eunuch, so he’d personally examined all the tall and handsome eunuchs.
The wolf cub had almost torn all those people apart. Then he’d repeatedly warned Zhou Yun Sheng that even if he felt lonely, he shouldn’t pressure the servants into sex. ‘If Jun Father finds it really unbearable, you can always come find me’ and so on. Zhou Yun Sheng was rendered genuinely speechless at that berating.
“Jun Father, please stay, your child has just ascended the throne, he doesn’t understand anything. If you don’t stay, I’ll be very frightened.” Li Xudong pulled Zhou Yun Sheng into his arms, his hot breath printing on the Zhusha Zhi on his neck.
But Zhou Yun Sheng continued to pack, unmoved. Then he suddenly felt a heavy blow to his neck and he fainted. In the end, this was the son he’d raised, he never prepared for an attack from that person.
What does the wolf cub plan to do? Did he feel that his father’s ability was too powerful and unpredictable, so he wanted to secretly remove him? This was his last thoughts before he fainted.
When he woke up, he was lying on the dragon bed in Yang Xin Temple. He only wore crimson, translucent clothing, and his wrists and ankles were buckled with cold iron shackles. The long chains were fixed to the huge pillars, he couldn’t shake them off.
Am I under house arrest? He frowned, his lips slowly pulling up into a sneer.
“Jun Father, are you awake?” Li Xudong suddenly appeared in the hallway, wearing a big red robe, his appearance was carefully arranged- he looked extraordinarily handsome. He seemed to have just drunk a lot of wine, his bronze skin was flushed and his eyes were misty.
“You got married today?” The wolf cub was eighteen years old, it was time to marry. Plus, he was the new Emperor, he needed to choose a minister’s daughter (or Ger son) to stabilize the court and fill the harem as urgently as possible. Zhou Yun Sheng pondered while looking at his surroundings.
“Yes, I’m married today.” Li Xudong was tensed and covered in sweat. Before he came in, he drank several wine bottles to embolden himself, but when he saw his father looking around so confused, his self-control was pushed to the brink of collapse, all he wanted to do now was pounce on him and devour him.
Zhou Yun Sheng raised his eyebrows, “Which child?”
Li Xudong didn’t answer, he slowly poured two cups of wine and brought them to the bed, then quietly said, “Jun Father, please drink.” This was hejin wine, he’d wanted to bring up Jun Father’s upper body to drink together, but he didn’t dare touch him.
“What kind of poison is in the wine?” Zhou Yun Sheng had completely lost his trust in the wolf cub.
This sentence stunned Li Xudong, his dark eyes quickly turned red, he questioned in grief and indignation, “Jun Father, that’s what you think of me? You think I will harm you?”
“If not, why am I here?” Zhou Yun Sheng shook the shackles on his wrist.
“If you didn’t try to leave me, I would never do something like this to Jun Father. Father, you’re my life ah. If you leave, how can I live?” Even from an early age, he’d had a vague feeling that his existence was tied to Jun Father. If he doesn’t stay with Jun Father, he would completely disappear.
Zhou Yun Sheng frowned. He had just opened his mouth to ridicule, when he saw his son suddenly take a drink of wine, pinch his jaw open and kiss him, the spicy liquor fell directly into his mouth.
He quickly stretched out his tongue to reject, but when his tongue touched the wolf cub’s tongue, he felt his soul tremble, and a familiar throbbing and burning sensation instantly spread throughout his body.
Li Xudong was also very excited, but he’d grown up eighteen years without this kind of experience. He was frantic, he only knew how to pull open their robes and cover Jun Father. He constantly bit and sucked, rubbing and kneading, pinching and caressing, no rhythm.
His lower body was in pain but he couldn’t find a way to vent, he could only intuitively seek friction, and sob.
“Jun Father, I’m burning up! Quickly help me!” He was panting, covered in sweat, his voice was pitifully pleading.
I never thought my lover would be so inexperienced in this life, this is simply … … Zhou Yun Sheng could no longer ponder on his feelings, he’d been empty for so long, he also couldn’t restrain himself. He wrapped his legs around the wolf’s waist, and mimed what he should do with his fingers.
Li Xudong was enlightened, he eagerly went in for the conquest.
Two hours later, Li Xudong was wiping up Jun Father, his expression was satisfied but also apprehensive.
Zhou Yun Sheng had covered his face and hadn’t said anything for a long time.
Then he laughed, and laughed some more, muttering to himself, “I actually raised you as my son, ha ha, I raised you as my son … …” This situation really made him want to laugh and cry. The person he’d been looking for was actually right by his side, glued to his side almost every day, always shouting out ‘Jun Father’.
In retrospect, this situation was strangely cool.
But Li Xudong misunderstood him. In his interpretation, his words meant – I actually raised you [this beast] as my son. I really led a wolf into my house, I have no sense!
He was afraid, but he didn’t regret it, he tried to hug his Jun Father. Everything will be okay, over time, Jun Father will see my good sides. He could only think this to comfort himself.
He brought himself closer, like a puppy trying to nest, but Zhou Yun Sheng pushed him away and denounced, “Go to the side.” From his son to his lover, his treatment naturally had to be different. A son could be spoiled, but a lover needed strict training.
“You fool, did you think you could trap me with these weak chains?” He casually fiddled a bit, and the cold iron cast shackles broke into pieces, the fetters on his ankles faced the same fate. Then he got up and dressed.
Li Xudong had never thought to trap him for life, he only wanted to hold him for a few hours, so he couldn’t run away. With Jun Father’s ability, who could trap him?
Li Xudong felt more fear, but he didn’t dare to maltreat him, he quickly knelt down and clung tightly to his Jun Father’s legs, eyes red, and pleaded, “Jun Father don’t go, I was wrong. I just love you so much. Please give me a chance, okay? I’ll give you whatever you want, wealth, power, the throne, the world, and even my life. Jun Father, you rescued me from misery, you gave me self-esteem and hope. You taught me martial arts and protected me from harm. No one has ever treated me so well, so I want to repay you the same way. Father, didn’t you say that we have to depend on each other?”
Currently, the Li Xudong who was feared for his bloodthirstiness on the battlefield and his decisiveness in the court, was like a lost child, crying pitifully, his eyes even showed a hint of deep fear. It seemed like losing his father was the most despairing thing in the world.
This was his lover, he’d lived such a humble, desperate and lonely life, that he’d unreservedly given him his heart for just a bit of love. If Zhou Yun Sheng hadn’t brought him back to the Zi Chen Palace, how miserable would he be right now? Would he have been able to grow up healthily and safely?
Thinking of this, his anger instantly vanished. Zhou Yun Sheng kicked at the wolf cub and smiled, “You’re already 18 but still haven’t progressed. Get up, I always keep my word.”
“Jun Father, you’re not leaving?” Li Xudong still clung to his legs, his expression pitiful.
Who was under house arrest, and who was the capturer again? Why does the wolf look more miserable than me, the victim? Zhou Yun Sheng gave a sweet smile, then lifted his foot to step on his face, but he’d forgotten that he didn’t have on any shoes, so the wolf cub took advantage of this to grab his ankle, and lick his foot thoroughly from toe to heel.
What’s the use of living so many lifetimes? This habit of liking willful people has not changed. Zhou Yun Sheng frowned for a moment, then gave a happy smile.
Li Xudong was observing his face, when he saw his true smile he knew that the crisis had really passed. He hurriedly got up to hold Jun Father in his arms, saying nothing, but refusing to let go. He was scared he’d change his mind.
The Emperor became a very controversial figure. He never got a wife or had children, and he had an extremely close relationship to his Jun Father, they were simply inseparable. The ministers often threatened to impeach him, but even in the face of losing the throne, he refused to alienate Qi Gui Jun.
However, he was very handy in governmental affairs, and in just five years, Da Yanguo was thriving, so the courtiers gradually quieted down.
When Qi Gui Jun died, he passed the throne to an adopted prince and followed him the next day.
His relationship with Qi Gui Jun was often criticized by the courtiers, and it was the most talked about gossip in the marketplaces. Several times, he would run out of the imperial court, just to run back in a moment later to continue dealing with political affairs, leaving the courtiers baffled. So after he died, a rumor spread in the palace, it said that if the old Emperor didn’t see Qi Jun for more than two hours, he couldn’t restrain the fear in his heart and had to run back to the Temple to confirm that Qi Gui Jun was still there. Only then could he have peace of mind.
Even if it was the person you loved most in the world, wouldn’t most people be able to endure being separated for two hours? The citizens couldn’t understand such a morbid love, but their hearts couldn’t help yearning for that strong love. The old Emperor probably loved Qi Gui Jun miserably, right? Just like his Emperor Father loved Gao Min. The Li royal family seems to be particularly vulnerable to infatuation.
After hearing this rumor, Li Xu Yan, who was punished to forever guard the Emperor’s tomb, gave a satirical smile.
I’ll – Li Xudong never speaks in first person. All throughout this exchange he refers to himself as ‘your child’. Considering what they’re doing, I didn’t want the word child involved, lest us fujoshis get an even worse reputation.
Hejin – chinesecio.com “In ancient times, a similar ceremony called Hejin was also widely practiced. He means join together; while jin means gourd ladle, which is made by cutting a gourd in half. As the bride and groom hold a gourd ladle to drink wine, the hejin ceremony symbolizes a harmonious matrimonial life.”
This habit of liking willful people has not changed – I have no idea what he means by this. After googling it seems to have something to do with Confucianism. I wasn’t in the mood to research it, so don’t worry about this sentence.
Well that’s one more done. Did you notice that this chapter was the longest one yet? Well it gets even longer. Every chapter after this is longer than this one, so I caution you not to start reading them if you have places to be and no self-control (like me). You’ve been warned. I don’t want any failed exams or firings on my account.