How To Survive as a Villain - 35
Was he being carried by the male lead???
In the original book, this was a privilege that only Princess Yongning had!
Seeing himself in the role of the female lead made Xiao YuAn feel uncomfortable. He put his hands on his chest and didn’t dare to hug Yan HeQing’s neck, instead he turned his head around pretending to look at the scenery. His awkward posture wasn’t stable and his body was slightly moving.
Yan HeQing said: “Don’t move, or else you’ll fall to the ground, hold me tight.”
You’re the male lead, so I’ll listen to you!
With his permission, Xiao YuAn didn’t feel awkward anymore. He hugged Yan HeQing’s neck and smiled softly: “Thank you, I owe you a favor.”
Yan HeQing walked steadily and said: “You also carried me like this last time.”
On that day, when he was punished to kneel in the snow, Xiao YuAn carried him all the way to the Taiyi Palace.
Xiao YuAn was surprised: “So you knew.”
Yan HeQing replied: “ Yes, but at that time I thought you were…”
His voice faded away, but the two of them understood the meaning behind those words inside their hearts.
Xiao YuAn sighed: “We are now considered a revolutionary friendship.”
“Yes, revolutionary! Friendship! Revolutionary friendship! It’s beyond life and death! It doesn’t matter the distance! It’s wordless! It’s like an immortal flame, burning on the vast land!”
Xiao YuAn turned his head to look at Yan HeQing’s speechless expression, leaned over smirking, and said: “The night sky is so beautiful, I suddenly want to sing.”
“……What type of song?”
“A song about friendship.” Xiao YuAn cleared his throat and began to sing: “The big river flows eastward~ the stars in the sky go to the Great Bear, hey hey hey hey, go to the Great Bear, a bowl of wine for a friendship of life and death1…oh!”
Extreme joy becomes sorrow2, Yan HeQing was irritated by Xiao YuAn’s voice, and made Xiao YuAn hit his face on a tree branch.
Yan HeQing steadied his steps and tried to ignore what he just did: “Song of friendship?”
Xiao YuAn breathed and excitedly rubbed his head: “The song is about the revolutionary friendship of 108 big men, are you listening to me?”
“I’m not listening, we reached the Imperial City.”
Xiao YuAn raised his head and looked up at the vermilion Imperial City wall. It was brightly lit and the carvings were made out of jade. This winter was really snowy, painting everything in white. At one glance, it seemed like seeing another world.
Prosperity, today it was flowing in prosperity, but what about tomorrow?
Xiao YuAn said: “Wait, stop, don’t go in.”
Yan HeQing stopped and heard Xiao YuAn murmuring: “Yan HeQing, can you call me by my name?”
Yan HeQing paused, and earnestly and seriously said: “Xiao YuAn.”
“Yes, it’s me, let’s go.” Xiao YuAn smiled.
At this moment, the Imperial City was hysterical.
The Emperor didn’t come back!!!
The Emperor didn’t come back ever since he went out early in the morning!! And now it was midnight!!
He didn’t bring any Imperial guards with him!! No Imperial guards!
It was said that the Emperor finally appeared at the Temple of Heaven, but the Temple was at most one and a half hour away from the Imperial City.
But it’s been three hours since then!
At such a young life!! The Emperor had gone missing!!!
A group of Imperial Guards were hysterically running around with torches and lanterns looking for the Emperor and the Prince, and then, they suddenly appeared in front of the crowd. Yang LiuAn burst into tears and directed his sword towards Yan HeQing’s throat: “Release the Emperor!”
“Put away the sword, put away the sword!” Xiao YuAn quickly jumped down on one foot and reached to lower Yang LiuAn’s sword.
Looking at Xiao YuAn’s messy clothes, with bruised wrists and his hair mixed with leaves, Yang LiuAn was horrified: “Your Majesty, how are you, why are you like this?”
“Ah?” Xiao YuAn explained: “It’s nothing, just a night tour.”
The group of Imperial Guards’ eyes wandered back and forth between Yan HeQing and Xiao YuAn.
Bodyguard Yang asked: “A night tour surely ca-can’t, become like this?”
Xiao YuAn waved his hand casually: “I wasn’t careful while having fun and getting along with each other.”
Not careful, in having fun, and getting along with each other?
Having fun, and getting along with each other?
Getting along with each other?
The group of Imperial Guards looked at Yan HeQing, and then began to cough one after the other. After coughing they looked up at the sky, the moon and the stars.
As the saying goes: gossip is the main way of spreading information in human history, an important channel for human communication, a fast bridge for human communication, and an interesting life for a boring soul!
So that night, the night tour between the Emperor and the Prince of the Southern Yan Kingdom was like a hurricane, sweeping around the Palace.
Inside Jing Yang Palace, Qin Yu heard the news and smashed the porcelain cup in his hand.
-  好汉歌 Hǎohàn gē / Hero’s song. It’s a theme song of a TV series “Water Margin” and sung by (刘欢 liú huān) Liu Huan.
-  乐极生悲 lè jí shēng bēi; It’s a Chinese idiom, it means to not celebrate too soon, things could still go wrong. From 《史记·滑稽列传》(shǐ jì·huá jī liè zhuàn), “Records of the Grand Historian: An Amusing Historical Biography”. Written by (司马迁 sī mǎ qiān) Sima Qian [145-86 BC], a historian from the Western Han Dynasty [206 BC-8 AC], also known as the Father of Chinese Historiography.
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