Fang Tianzhuo stood up, his eyelashes drooping down and flicking the ash on his body, before looking at him for a moment.
He Zheng restrained his smile and looked at him silently.
“Go back.” Fang Tianzhuo took the lead, but He Zheng didn’t follow. He suddenly squatted down, clutching his stomach: “Well…”
Fang Tianzhuo stopped and looked over.
He Zheng glanced at him and said aggrieved: “My stomach hurts a little, I don’t know if it’s because eaten bad, or the little prince doesn’t want to stay in it…”
Fang Tianzhuo walked towards him silently, and said lightly, “I will rub it for Zheng’er?”
He Zheng looked at him for a second, then stood up sullenly, followed in his footsteps dully, and suddenly said, “What I just said is the truth.”
Fang Tianzhuo ignored him, He Zheng’s heart beat faster, he mustered up the courage to tug at his cuff, and said, “How can you do this?”
Fang Tianzhuo pulled the cuff back but ignored him.
He Zheng stopped, stepped back a few steps, then turned around and ran under the willow tree again.
Fang Tianzhuo had to stop and looked at him with a gloomy face: “Keep up.”
“No, I won’t follow.” He Zheng protested: “It’s too difficult to speak with you.”
Fang Tianzhuo lowered his hand, the dagger slipped out, glowing coldly in the moonlight, He Zheng glanced at it, walked up slowly, and kept a safe distance from him.
Fang Tianzhuo took back the dagger and said, “Go to my side.”
He Zheng turned his face and glared at him, suddenly speeding up and sprinting sideways, He Zheng squeezed him to one side, Fang Tianzhuo was forced to take two steps back to the side, and looked gloomily, He Zheng had already opened the distance in seconds, timidly looking at him.
Fang Tianzhuo frowned, and then slowly relaxed: “Enough?”
“Not enough.” He Zheng continued to protest, but took a step back, “You are the ruler of a country, how can you be so capricious!”
Nie Ying, who was following in the dark, took a deep breath.
Fang Tianzhuo asked, “How did I become so capricious?”
He Zheng glanced at the cuff where the dagger was hidden, and said, “Throw that one away, that’s what I said.”
Fang Tianzhuo looked at him blankly, and He Zheng took two steps back, holding his breath.
On the one hand, Fang Tianzhuo felt that his daring and reckless actions really deserved death, but on the other hand, he felt that he was so afraid that he was really suffocating, and he couldn’t let out his complicated and depressed anger.
He Zheng said: “Kick it there.”
Fang Tianzhuo looked at him coldly for a second, He Zheng pursed his lips, felt the stimulation of repeatedly jumping between life and death, and took another step back.
Fang Tianzhuo raised his foot and kicked the dagger over. The way He Zheng picked up the dagger made Nie Ying take cold air from his teeth: “What exactly does He Shanshou want to do?”
Jiang Xian said solemnly, “I don’t know.”
He Zheng squeezed the dagger, exhaled a breath, and said, “You told me not to be afraid of you, and you know why I am afraid of you, but you are still threatening me over and over again. Do you think you are capricious, every day and night?”
Fang Tianzhuo said displeasedly, “If you are obedient…”
“How do I know how to be obedient?” He Zheng said angrily: “I only know that you are angry when I am obedient because I am afraid of you. When I am disobedient, you are still angry because I offended you. Anyway, no matter what, you are just angry! You are going to pick my head at any time!”
Fang Tianzhuo’s face became darker “Everyone must be loyal and obedient to me, only you have a bad body, one thing on the surface and another behind the other, and there are many lies.”
“I’m the same as everyone in the world.” He Zheng looked at him and said seriously: “Everyone in the world is living under your hands like this, everyone is afraid of you, and everyone is lying to you.”
Fang Tianzhuo clenched his fingers, killing intently.
He Zheng bit his lip hard, and his deliberately slow voice contained uncontrollable fear: “If you really want me not to lie, and you want me not to be afraid of you, you should at least give me a sense of security and let me know that no matter what I do, I won’t die.”
A huge suction force suddenly wrapped him in the face, He Zheng’s eyes widened, and the whole person was instantly grasped by him, Fang Tianzhuo stared at his delicate face and said, “Do you think you are different? Can you make me tolerate you again and again?”
He Zheng was so scared that his scalp was numb, panicked, aggrieved and angry: “It’s not that I want to be different from others, it’s you who insists that I be different from others! You asked me first!!”
He closed his eyes forcefully, shaking like a sieve in the man’s hands, his delicate face was as pale as frost.
The surging killing intent gradually receded, Fang Tianzhuo let him go, He Zheng was paralyzed, and it took a lot of courage to barely stand still.
Fang Tianzhuo’s Adam’s apple rolled, and after a while he said, “Go back.”
He turned around, He Zheng staggered to follow, his slack legs could hardly be lifted, boundless grievance spread in his heart, he looked up at the man beside him and bit his lip hard.
He Zheng suddenly stumbled on something under his feet, and He Zheng fell to the ground. He fell to the ground in a daze. Tears suddenly poured out. He trembled and tried to get up, but his arms seemed to be completely unresponsive.
Fang Tianzhuo stopped, walked over slowly, and stretched out his hand to help him sit up, He Zheng shuddered and choked, raised his hand to wipe away the tears, but he couldn’t stop the tears, even if he pressed his eyes, the tears could not stop, it flows out from the slits of the fingers.
Fang Tianzhuo frowned, picked up the dagger that fell on the ground and handed it to him, saying, “I’ll give this to Zheng’er, don’t cry.”
He Zheng was holding the dagger, unable to speak, only nodded subconsciously.
Fang Tianzhuo picked him up and walked back silently.
From time to time he looked down at the person in his arms, He Zheng shrunk in front of his chest, only half of the porcelain white face exposed, with a pitiful look.
The chest was quickly wet with tears, there were no traces on the dark clothes, but the touch was close to the skin, which made people’s hearts burn.
He was still crying, but there was no sound.
He Zheng was placed on the bed, with his palms on his abdomen, and he curled up quietly.
“Come on, go ask a doctor.”
Luo Yuanhou arrived quickly, opened He Zheng’s dazed eyes and looked at him. He checked his pulse again, and said, “He was shocked, I think it disturbed the fetus, so I will give him some soothing prescriptions.”
Fang Tianzhuo sat beside the bed and said lightly, “En.”
Luo Yuan paused for a while, knowing that he was talking too much, but he couldn’t help but said: “He Shanshou is pregnant now, and his emotions are too high. If he accidentally bumps into Your Majesty, I hope Your Majesty will take pity on him, and don’t care about him.”
Fang Tianzhuo’s eyes were cold: “My people, why do you need to worry as the doctor?”
Luo Yuanhou knelt down and said, “Your minister is bold, Shanshou is already weak, if it is not handled properly during pregnancy, it is very likely that one corpse or two lives will be killed. Even if your Majesty doesn’t care about He Shanshou, you should consider the little prince. You’re going to hurt him again.”
Fang Tianzhuo said coldly, “Go out.”
Luo Yuanhou took a breath, knowing that if Fang Tianzhuo listened, he would listen, and if he didn’t listen, it would be useless to say more, so he stood up, bowed, and stepped back.
He couldn’t anger the emperor, and if something happened to He Zheng’s body later, he would still be needed.
Fang Tianzhuo stared at He Zheng.
He Zheng has actually slowed down and stopped crying. He just doesn’t know how to face Fang Tianzhuo. This man is really terrifying. If he can, He Zheng wants to leave immediately. He doesn’t want to stay with him anymore.
“Zheng’er?” Fang Tianzhuo called to him, reaching out, He Zheng conditioned reflexively to dodge, and shrank inward.
Fang Tianzhuo paused, slowly retracted his hand, and fell into contemplation.
It wasn’t until someone cooked the medicine and brought it up that he turned his face and said, “I will do it.”
The servants backed away honestly.
Fang Tianzhuo scooped up the medicine and blew it, then looked at He Zheng again: “Drink the medicine and sleep.”
He Zheng was silent.
Fang Tianzhuo let out a breath and had to get close to him: “Zheng’er?”
He Zheng didn’t answer and ignore him.
“I promise.” Fang Tianzhuo said slowly: “I will never lose my temper at Zheng’er in the future, and I will never scare Zheng’er again.”
He Zheng didn’t know what to do, he finally gave a reaction, looked over with red eyes, “Really?”
Of course he didn’t believe it, but Fang Tianzhuo was rarely convinced. If he didn’t give a little response, he was afraid that Fang Tianzhuo would repeat the same trick and use threats to make him obey.
Fang Tianzhuo nodded, and scooped up the medicine to feed him, He Zheng leaned over and took a sip, and found that it wasn’t very bitter.
He took another sip from Fang Tianzhuo’s hand, and suddenly said, “Actually…”
Fang Tianzhuo looked at him patiently.
He Zheng said aggrievedly: “Actually, I just wanted to ask you when I say the truth, or things that sound nice, you are still so unhappy.”
[You are so beautiful, even more, beautiful than the best scenery I have ever encountered in my life. 】
Fang Tianzhuo’s scalp was numb again, his heart beat faster, he lowered his eyes and blew the medicine in the spoon, and said, “I’m not unhappy.”
Of course He Zheng knew that he was not unhappy. He wiped the tears from the corners of his eyes, and an evil thought came up again, and deliberately said: “Then why did you push me away?”
“…” Fang Tianzhuo fed the medicine to his mouth and said, “Is it bitter?”
“It’s very bitter.” He Zheng looked at him and tentatively said, “I was scared by Your Majesty. Now not only is my mouth bitter, but my whole body is suffering unbearably.”
After he finished speaking, he grabbed the corner of his clothes again, a little scared.
Fang Tianzhuo had to put a soft tone again: “I promise, I won’t be like that in the future.”
“Then, then I apologize to you too.”
“I shouldn’t say that even if everyone is lying to you, you shouldn’t ignore my feelings. The top is too cold, and it’s not easy for you.” He Zheng bowed his head in remorse and tightened his clothes with his fingers.
He did it on purpose. He knew this was a slap in the face, and he had to say it again. This was a cunning evil thought in his heart. He was almost frightened and naturally wanted to find a way to get revenge.
The spoon hit the porcelain bowl, making a small sound, Fang Tianzhuo once again brought the medicine to He Zheng’s mouth: “Take the medicine and rest well.”
After taking the medicine, he said again: “The clothes haven’t been changed.”
This is still his oiled clothes, and he is also deliberately disgusting Fang Tianzhuo, but this guy still hugs him without hesitation, which is really serious.
After He Zheng changed his clothes and lay down, it was almost early morning, he huddled in the bed sleepy and restless, and when he heard the sound of the emperor coming from beside him, He Zheng tightened his body and said weakly: “Your Majesty. ”
“I want to sleep by myself.”
Fang Tianzhuo stopped pulling the quilt.
He Zheng turned around and said timidly, “You sleep here, I’m afraid.”
Fang Tianzhuo paused, put down the quilt, turned to go out, and He Zheng’s voice floated over again weakly: “Are you going out?”
Fang Tianzhuo looked at him.
He Zheng pursed his lips and said, “As soon as you go far, I will feel even less secure. What if someone comes to assassinate the little prince?”
Fang Tianzhuo’s eyebrows jumped slightly: “What are you thinking about Zheng’er?”
He Zheng said slowly: “I don’t know, I’m a little afraid of Your Majesty, but I don’t want His Majesty to be so far away from me… It’s strange.”
His innocent eyes turned to Fang Tianzhuo, who squinted and turned back and said, “I’ll sleep in a chair and watch over Zheng’er and the little prince.”
He Zheng tried his best to restrain the corners of his mouth that wanted to grin, he quickly put down the bed sheet, and said softly, “Good night, Your Majesty.”
There was the sound of wooden tables and chairs colliding with each other, Fang Tianzhuo put the chairs together and lay down quietly.
He Zheng pushed aside the bed curtain and glanced at him, saw that he was really lying down on the chair, and felt that he was almost scared today, thinking to himself, I am really a coward.
He doesn’t know if the chair is hard or not, and if Fang Tianzhuo will catch a cold or not.
He Zheng turned over and lay down with good expectations, rubbed his stomach, and thought of Luo Yuanhou’s words today, and felt a little nervous in his heart.
As long as the little prince is still around, Fang Tianzhuo has to hold back.
He finally fell asleep.
Even breathing came out, and the man lying on the chair looked sideways.
[It’s not that I want to be different from others, it’s that you insist that I be different from others! You asked me first! ! 】
He repeatedly recalled the face that turned pale with fear, and the words he shouted out of fear.
It turned out that I was the one who took an inch first.
He just wanted to hear good things but He Zheng want to be sincere. Zheng’er just wants to live, how can it be considered too much?
T/N: I’m really struggling with the translation of this story, so sorry in advance if I translated something wrong, I’ll try my very best to improve.