To my dear readers,
Sorry this chapter took so long! I would have translated yesterday but it was Canada Day! Canada turned 150 years old. (Confederation was 1867). Anyhow, I will translate another chapter tomorrow. There will be another chapter up in 24 hours!
P.S. Sometimes the sentences are really awkward. I hope you are not confused. Prince Rui has no idea that Le Yao Yao is going through punishment right now. What do you think he is going to do? 😉
Chapter 48: Fleeing from an arrange marriage!
Hearing Xing's words, Leng Jun Yu's expression gradually became warmer.
Xing and Yue could sense it as they were standing behind him.
This wasn't surprising though.
Although their master had a cold personality and was very difficult to approach, when he was ten, under coincidental fate, Leng Jun Yu was chosen by jianghu's famous Tianshan Taoist to be his disciple.
At the time, the former Emperor was still alive and he was ecstatic.
After all, the Tianshan Taoist had excellent martial arts abilities. Although he was already over a hundred years old, he was still famous and known to everyone.
Regardless if it was jianghu or the Imperial household, he was very much respected.
The reason was because the Tianshan Daoist loved his country; despite appearing not to meddle in its affairs.
A few decades ago, a few dependent states united together to fight the Heaven Yuan dynasty. They wanted to rule and take over. But the Tianshan Daoist raised up the war flag and joined the battle. In the end, he defeated the dependent states and helped the Heaven Yuan dynasty maintain its power.
As a result, one can imagine the status the Tianshan Daoist had in the Heaven Yuan dynasty. At the time, the former Emperor wanted to recruit him to the Imperial court, but surprisingly, the Tianshan Daoist didn't want position or wealth. Like a wisp of smoke, he disappeared without a trace.
The former Emperor was sadden. It was a pity he couldn't keep such a talented man around.
Unexpectedly, after a few decades later, the moment the Tianshan Daoist saw Leng Jun Yu, he stated he wanted to accept him as his disciple.
When the former Emperor found out, he was overjoyed! After all, he only had two sons -the Crown Prince and Prince Rui.
The Crown Prince was good-natured and generous. Hence, he was naturally the best choice to be the future Emperor. But, he was only good at literacy and had no martial arts ability nor military experiences. So if the Emperor's other son could practice the handed-down techniques of the Tianshan Taoist, it would simply be the best! The Crown Prince and Prince Rui could work together and keep the country strong.
Leng Jun Yu did not disappoint his father. Although his personality was cold, he was very talented in martial arts.
Within seven years, he had already surpassed the Tianshan Daoist. The Tianshan Daoist was thrilled.
But aside from accepting Leng Jun Yu as a disciple, the Tianshan Daoist also accepted two other disciples afterwards. One of them was the 7th Prince from the Ancient Kingdom of Khotan, Nangong Jun Xi!
Nangong Jun Xi was a year younger than Leng Jun Yu, and their personalities were polar opposites.
One of them was proud and aloof; while the other was wild and unrestrained.
One of them was frozen ice; while the other was bright sunshine.
Since their personalities were so extreme, at first they had zero interaction. But after spending a few years training together, their friendship gradually became stronger and stronger.
So currently, Leng Jun Yu's handsome brows were slightly raised. "What trouble has he gotten himself into this time?"
Although he was asking, Leng Jun Yu was positive that his fellow brother disciple must have done something bad. That was the only explanation as to why he would secretly hide in his residence and not want anyone else to know.
Since Leng Jun Yu sounded so certain, Xing widely smiled and didn't bother hiding the excitement from his voice. "Apparently, he is fleeing because he wants to avoid an arranged marriage. So he is on his way and plans to camp here!"
"Fleeing an arranged marriage?"
Hearing Xing's words, Leng Jun Yu's mouth twitched. Then, he hopelessly shook his head.
As for Xing, he thought his master was confused, so he started spilling everything he knew. He was like a gossip queen.
"So apparently, ever since the 7th Prince was a child, his fiancee was already chosen for him. They used to play together when they were little and her father was an important general from the Ancient Kingdom of Khotan. But sadly, he died in a battle. Soon after, his wife also fell ill and died. The Empress, 7th Prince's mother, felt so sorry for the girl so she took her into the Kingdom and treated her as if she was her own daughter. The Empress also decided to betroth her to her son. So now, the 7th Prince is seventeen years old. His mother is in a rush and wants him to get married! She's currently searching for him so she could force him to return and settle down. But 7th Prince was smart. He found out about this early, so he sneaked off before he could get caught. And now he is coming here…."
Xing spoke for a long time. By now, his mouth was dry. But the mischievous expression on his face was even more evident.
Leng Jun Yu opened his red lips and lightly replied. "You sure know a lot."
"Thanks for the praise, Master!" Xing beamed.
The corner of Leng Jun Yu's mouth twitched again. He was not praising him? Xing sure had thick skin.
But everyone was used to Xing's thick skin. They didn't find it strange.
Thinking about Jun Xi, Leng Jun Yu's eyes became warmer.
It had been quite some time since they had last seen each other, no!?
After dismissing Yue and Xing, Leng Jun Yu slowly leaned his back against his chair and closed his eyes to recuperate.
It was getting late, suddenly a blast of cold air entered the room; bring its icy droplets. It was so drastic that it caused Leng Jun Yu to open his tired eyes to look out.
Unknowingly, through the opened carved windows, there was a downpour outside.
The wind was cold and wild, and the rain was very heavy. It was as if there was a natural screen separating the scenery into a distant place.
The crazy weather subconsciously caused Leng Jun Yu's thoughts to wander. His thoughts flew to a recent night.
On that night, it was also raining extremely hard like today. That night, he was drunk. He couldn't even remember where he was. He only recalled there was a woman below him. She kept begging…
Unfortunately, at the time, he was too drunk. He couldn't even remember what she looked like. He only remembered her crying…
She had a pair of huge eyes filled with tears. They were beautiful…and very familiar. He must have seen it from somewhere before?!
Leng Jun Yu frowned as he tried to ponder deeper.
But just as he was about to recall something, suddenly, there was a clear knock against the door; pulling his thoughts back in place.
Hearing this knock, Leng Jun Yu's face flinched a little as he looked up at the sky.
It was already nighttime. At this time, it should probably be the little eunuch!
At the beginning, when he found out the little eunuch had dared to beat up the assistant minister's son, he was furious. But the moment he saw the pig brain arrogant bossy boy outside his residence, his anger towards the little eunuch instantly disappeared.
This type of arrogant and oppressive boy whom had always used his father was a backup deserved to be taught a lesson.
That was why he covered for him and refused to hand "him" over.
But the residence had its own rules and regulations. If he were to spare "him" this time, what if he does something even more crazy next time? What if "he" gets caught?
Thinking of this, Leng Jun Yu couldn't help but sigh.
Ultimately, he didn't have the heart to punish the little eunuch.
It was the first time he had experienced this type of feeling!
As he was sighing, he noticed the person walking into his room. He couldn't help but knit his brows.
"Who are you?!"