Translator – Xiao He Lian

This is a translation hosted on KnoxT, copies found elsewhere are either stolen or plagiarized.
Please support the translator by reading it at KnoxT.

Chapter 53.1

Wen Chi’s hands were getting a little sore from holding it up but Shi Ye didn’t seem to reach out to take the robe.

After a while, Shi Ye suddenly lowered his eyes and scanned Wen Chi’s bare legs and said lightly, “Keep it.”

After that, he turned around and jumped onto the wall.

Wen Chi watched Shi Ye’s black figure melt into the dark night, he withdrew his hand and suddenly felt that the night wind blowing on his body was a bit cold but he didn’t re-wrap Shi Ye’s robe instead quickened his pace and walked into the house.

Ruo Fang and Ruo Tao didn’t know that Wen Chi left Bamboo Flute Residence during the night and the two young girls should have gone to sleep in their bedrooms.

As for Ping’An—

Since Wen Chi began to suspect that Ping An might be a spy arranged by someone, he threw a bunch of heavy errands to Ping An and even let Ping An takeover Ruo Fang and Ruo Tao’s errands, so that Ping An looked looked at him with more and more complaints and avoided him.

But Wen Chi ignored them all, he was not the one who suffered anyway.

After Wen Chi made sure that everyone was asleep, he quietly went back to his bedroom to get his clothes and then slipped to the bathroom.

The bathroom was pitch black and with two candles lit, the candlelight barely illuminated a corner of the bathroom.

Wen Chi worried that the candlelight would attract Ruo Fang and Ruo Tao, so he didn’t dare to light all the candles in the bathroom.
He walked around the bathroom for a moment or two before realizing that hot water needed to be boiled.

But the place where the hot water is heated is in the kitchen and the kitchen is on the north side of Bamboo Flute Residence and there is a courtyard between the bathroom and the kitchen.

It is obviously practical for Wen Chi to go to the kitchen to heat hot water at this time, not to mention bringing the hot water here, the journey from the bathroom to the kitchen alone would probably take him quite a long way.

Even now, Wen Chi’s legs were still weak.

It took almost all of his strength to come here just now and he leaned against the empty wooden barrel and carefully sat on the ground.

Although he and Shi Ye didn’t make it to the end and didn’t leave things inside, he felt very uncomfortable and he was lying on the grass not long ago, so there were a lot of grass clippings on his hair and body that still had to be cleaned.

Wen Chi rested for a long time and after he regained some strength, he prepared to wipe his body with cold water.

This is a translation hosted on KnoxT, copies found elsewhere are either stolen or plagiarized.
Please support the translator by reading it at KnoxT.

Fortunately, Ruo Fang and Ruo Tao had stored some water in the tank, so he didn’t have to go to the well to fetch water.

Gritting his teeth, Wen Chi stood up and was about to get some water from the barrel when he heard a slight knock on the door.

“Young Master Wen.” Ping An’s anxious voice was heard very clearly in the quiet night, “Are you in there?”

Wen Chi was taken aback and hurriedly pulled up the clothes on his body guiltily.
After he calmed down, he pretended to be nonchalant and said, “It’s me.”

Ping An asked, “Young Master Wen, do you want to take a bath?”

“I’m a little hot, so I wanted to take a bath.” After Wen Chi finished speaking, he was immediately enlightened and justifiably ordered Ping An outside, “Right, go and boil some hot water for me.”

Ping An fell silent.

Even if Ping An didn’t speak, Wen Chi could guess that Ping An must have regretted knocking on the door just now.

After a while, Ping An said: “This servant will go now, Young Master Wen please wait a moment.”

Wen Chi then continued to sit by the wooden barrel and waited.

After waiting for a long time, Wen Chi heard the footsteps of Ping An carrying a bucket of water.
The bucket used to carry water was neither small nor large, and it took about ten buckets of water to fill the wooden bucket.

So Ping An walked back and forth like this ten times,

After filling the wooden barrel with water, Ping An was so tired that he could not stand up.

Wen Chi said gratefully, “Thank you for your hard work.”

Ping An wiped his sweaty face and forced a smile: “This is what the servant should do.”

Wen Chi waved his hand: “Go and have a rest.”

Ping An was ready to leave with the bucket in hand.

Wen Chi remembered something else and hurriedly called out to Ping An, “By the way, have you ever heard of any news related to the Hua family?”

Hearing this, Ping An looked at Wen Chi oddly for a moment before muttering in a low voice: “Why is Young Master asking about the Hua family?”

Because you’re the only one in this courtyard who knows the most.
Wen Chi thought so in his heart, but said: “A few days ago, I met a lot of Hua family members at the Grand Princess’s birthday banquet.
It just so happens that His Royal Highness’s biological mother, Empress Hua, is also a Hua family member, so I want to know more about them.”

Wen Chi’s expression was sincere and it didn’t look like he was lying at all.

Ping An hesitated for a while but still shook his head: “The Hua family is a famous family in the capital, even if a distant relative of the Hua family coughs twice, it will make a bunch of young masters in the capital worried and I am just a servant in the palace, how can I know so much about the Hua family?”

When Wen Chi saw that Ping An was unwilling to say more, he did not force him and let him leave.

When Ping An had left, Wen Chi took off his clothes and stepped naked into the wooden barrel.

At this moment, he was fully awake and when he recalled the previous events, he felt extremely absurd.

Why did he become like that?

His mind couldn’t think about anything at that time, he could only smell the blood on Shi Ye’s body.

But that smell of blood was extremely sweet to him, as if full of fatal temptation, turning him into a cat that sucked catnip, just wanting to rub against Shi Ye all the time, so as to relieve that strong feeling of unease in his heart.

In fact, on the night when Shi Ye fed him blood, he tasted a hint of that sweetness in Shi Ye’s blood.
After drinking a few mouthfuls of blood, his mind became confused, even to the extent that he didn’t even know that he was sleeping in the same bed with Shi Ye afterwards.

But that night he was not as unhinged as he had been earlier.

Could it have something to do with the amount of blood?

After all, Shi Ye only used his teeth to make a small cut on his fingertips that night, and the amount of bleeding was far less scary than tonight.

Wen Chi soaked his whole body in warm water, exposing only the part above his nose.
He thought about a bunch of messy things, but he still couldn’t come to a conclusion.

The only thing that is certain is——

Shi Ye’s blood is really powerful and it has multiple functions.
No wonder the Grand Princess came to him personally and humbly begged Shi Ye to receive treatment.


点击屏幕以使用高级工具 提示:您可以使用左右键盘键在章节之间浏览。

You'll Also Like