It was night.
Murong Xiu was happy today, he deliberately drank wine as he sat in the hot spring pool in the palace, still holding the wine cup and refusing to let go, Shen Jue saw Murong Xiu drink so much that his face turned red, he couldn’t help but dissuade him, “Your Majesty, drinking too much wine will hurt your body, Your Majesty should stop drinking.”
Murong Xiu turned his head to look at him, his beautiful eyes misting as if he was smothered by the hot spring water. The mist soared, and even the scars on his face seemed to have been covered up a bit.
“I am happy tonight.” Murong Xiu ate and smiled, he saw that Shen Jue was neatly dressed and looking at him worriedly, living like a little old man, he couldn’t help but think, “Shen Jue, have you drank?”
Shen Jue’s eyes flickered, “Slave has drank.”
“Yes?” Murong Xiu’s voice was low, and suddenly, he reached out and pulled Shen Jue’s arm, pulling the man’s head down, “Try my glass of wine.”
Murong Xiu forcefully brought his cup to Shen Jue’s lips.
Shen Jue’s face changed slightly, his heart was unwilling, but he could only open his lips slightly and was forcefully fed a cup of wine by the other party.
Murong Xiu fed him, the action was rude, not to mention, the cup of wine was filled even more rapidly. Shen Jue choked, in order not to lose his temper in front of him, he could only extend his hand to cover his lips, forcing two red clouds to fly on his fair cheeks.
“Obviously you’ve never drunk wine, why are you lying?” Murong Xiu saw Shen Jue’s wretched appearance and smiled lowly, he released Shen Jue and poured himself a new glass of wine and continued to drink. The cup he was using had just been used by Shen Jue, but it was as if he didn’t care in the slightest.
After leaning against the wall of the pool and finishing most of the wine, a hand stretched out beside him, and that hand gently pressed down on Murong Xiu’s hand that wanted to continue pouring the wine.
“Your Majesty, really don’t drink any more, there’s still early morning court tomorrow.” Shen Jue’s voice was low but firm.
Murong Xiu dropped his eyes to look at the hand and turned his gaze slightly, he smiled, “Fine, I won’t drink anymore. Take the wine.”
Shen Jue let out a sigh of relief, and he even brought over Murong Xiu’s wine flask. And while he was taking Murong Xiu’s wine cup, Murong Xiu clasped his hand with his back hand and pulled him over.
Unexpectedly, Shen Jue fell directly into the water. By the time he struggled to emerge from the water, Murong Xiu had already rudely laughed out loud, moving back and forth as if he had never seen another funny scene before.
Shen Jue closed his eyes, reached up to wipe the water droplets off his face, and very helplessly called out to Murong Xiu, “Your Majesty.”
“Huh?” Murong Xiu looked at Shen Jue, who was wet from the water, and said with a smile.
When Shen Jue saw that Murong Xiu was acting strangely tonight, he only thought he was drunk, so he didn’t want to pay attention to him. He swam to the edge of the pool and was about to climb up when a hand suddenly clasped his waist.
There were only two people in the hot spring pool, and the hand now on his waist could only be Murong Xiu’s.
When Shen Jue froze for a moment, he felt something stick up.
“Why are you in such a hurry to get up there, stay with me.” Murong Xiu’s voice sounded behind Shen Jue.
Shen Jue’s eyes suddenly became complicated, and his body, which had stiffened from the other’s sudden closeness, gradually relaxed, even allowed himself to lean against the other as if he was completely dependent on him.
Murong Xiu slowly blinked his eyes as he quietly looked at the teenager in his arms. The teenager’s body was thin and not as tall as him, and when he was quietly leaning on his arms, he was simply unbelievably well-behaved. He didn’t know if he was drunk or what, but Murong Xiu’s eyes darkened and turned deeper, and the hand on the other’s waist quietly tightened. While he was lowering his head, a violent yell sounded from not far away.
“What are you guys doing?!”
Murong Xiu hadn’t moved yet, but the person in his arms moved first. As if shocked, Shen Jue hurriedly struggled out of Murong Xiu’s embrace, he looked towards the place where the sound was made in fear, and when he saw the face of the person, Shen Jue’s eyes rounded up.
When Murong Xiu’s bosom was suddenly empty, he couldn’t help but frown, and the way he looked at the other party became even harder to see.
“Regent, I’m bathing, I don’t know what you’re suddenly barging in for ah?” His voice was cold as he said, “Could it be that You Congxuan is in jail and the Regent is having trouble sleeping alone?”
When the Regent saw Murong Xiu and Shen Jue embracing in the pool, he was almost in a fury, and now that he heard Murong Xiu mocking him, the look in his eyes at Shen Jue was even more murderous. His gaze was caught by Murong Xiu, who simply blocked Shen Jue.
This kind of maintenance, in the eyes of the Regent, was heartbreaking and piercing.
But he also knew that he couldn’t get tough with Murong Xiu, Murong Xiu was such a strong person, so the regent could only try to restrain his anger, “I came to see His Majesty for the urgent report from the border, I wonder if His Majesty has time now?”
Murong Xiu frowned at the news, he hadn’t yet made a move, but behind him, Shen Jue moved first.
Shen Jue’s hand gently touched on Murong Xiu’s arm, “Your Majesty, matters of the state are important.”
Murong Xiu turned his face slightly sideways and saw the look in Shen Jue’s eyes before nodding, “Good, I will listen to you.” He paused, “You’re not feeling well, continue to soak for a while, I’ll go out first.”
He said and then said to the Regent in front of him, “Regent, I’m going to change my clothes, and I’m bothering the Regent to go out first.”
This very different attitude hurt the Regent once again. As the regent walked out, his face was gloomy not to mention, the hand in his sleeve was even more squeezed, and when Liang Rong got in front of him, he kicked straight.
Liang Rong fell to the ground with an ouch and was busy begging for mercy, “Spare this life, spare this life!”
The Regent’s kick at Liang Rong had reduced his anger, after all, he wanted Liang Rong to watch over Murong Xiu’s side, but the result of the watch made him dissatisfied, how could that Shen Jue be able to win Murong Xiu’s favor? Wasn’t he good enough for Murong Xiu? But Murong Xiu wouldn’t even talk to him properly.
Murong Xiu was only nice to that dirty hedgehog.
The Regent’s handsome face became twisted, his eyes were cold and he stared at Liang Rong fiercely, “Come over here, this Regent has something to command you.”
After Murong Xiu left, Shen Jue climbed out of the hot spring pool, this palace didn’t have his clothes, so he could only walk out with wet clothes, and as soon as he walked out of the palace, the cold wind blew, and it was bone-chilling. Anyone who saw Shen Jue, couldn’t help but shiver. He didn’t have a house now, and his usual change of clothes were all in the small room next to Murong Xiu’s bedchamber, so it was a long walk from here.
While Shen Jue was shivering and walking forward, someone suddenly ran up from behind.
A piece of clothing with body heat landed on his shoulder.
“Shen Jue, why are your clothes wet?” A familiar voice came from behind him.
Shen Jue’s footsteps paced and looked back at the visitor, “Feng Qingbao, why are you here?”
After Liang Rong came, Feng Qingbao who was good friends with Shen Jue was excluded, Liang Rong even transferred Feng Qingbao out of the imperial service by virtue of his power, so Shen Jue hadn’t seen Feng Qingbao for some days, but he didn’t expect to see him again tonight.
Feng Qingbao seemed to have lost some weight, his chin was even more pointed, and he took off his coat to Shen Jue, and even though he was cold, he smiled foolishly, “I was not on duty today, so I wanted to come over to see you, but I saw you walking around in wet clothes.”
Shen Jue looked at the clothes on his shoulder and wanted to give them back to Feng Qingbao, but Feng Qingbao shook his head first, “Don’t give them back to me, my clothes are wet now, it would definitely be colder if I put them on, just take me to your place and lend me your coat, we’re almost the same size anyway.”
Shen Jue thought about it and agreed to the proposal, so he was no longer polite to Feng Qingbao. He pulled on his clothes and walked forward in company with Feng Qingbao. But he didn’t have anything he wanted to say to Feng Qingbao.
But Feng Qingbao apparently didn’t think so, and he walked beside Shen Jue, chattering incessantly, asking Shen Jue about his recent situation and where he was living now, and waited until he was in front of the door before he asked the question he most wanted to ask.
“Shen Jue, why are your clothes wet? Is Manager Liang bothering you? Or is it Your Majesty?” Feng Qingbao asked carefully, “If you’re having a bad time, just transfer out like me, it’s good not to serve in front of the emperor.”
Shen Jue pushed the door open, “I accidentally fell into the pool before I got my clothes wet.” He saw Feng Qingbao come in with him and wanted to tell the other to get out, but looking at Feng Qingbao’s frozen blue-white lips, he hesitated, and he pursed his lips before saying, “Close the door and change first.”
“Ah, good.” Feng Qingbao hurriedly turned around and closed the door, he had just turned back when a coat was thrown at him splitting his head. As Feng Qingbao pulled the clothes off his head with his hands and feet, he saw that Shen Jue had stripped down to just his lining.
He turned his back to Feng Qingbao and quickly took off his wet clothes because he was cold, and since he had let Feng Qingbao into the room, he no longer cared about the other man’s eyes, he just wanted to change his clothes quickly to avoid catching a wind chill.
Feng Qingbao looked at the young man in front of him and blinked dumbly, waiting until he saw that the other party was almost finished dressing before he was able to come back to his senses and even put on his coat.
When Shen Jue was dressed, he turned around and looked at Feng Qingbao, “Are you ready?”
Feng Qingbao was in the process of tying his belt, and when he heard this question, his mind got busier and busier. When Shen Jue saw that he couldn’t tie it properly for half a day, he frowned in disgust and walked straight forward, “Why are you so stupid?” He snatched the belt and helped Feng Qingbao tie it up.
He still had to serve Murong Xiu, after all, he was a bit worried about the Regent being alone with Murong Xiu, if anything went wrong, his previous hard work would be wasted.
Shen Jue’s fingers were very nimble, and he tied it up in no time. After he tied it, he saw Feng Qingbao still blocking the door, and sighed helplessly, “Don’t block the door, do you still want to go out ah?”
Feng Qingbao was considered one of the few people who were still good to him in previous lifetimes, so even though Shen Jue disliked Feng Qingbao for being stupid, he was more often than not helpless.
“Ah.” Feng Qingbao realized with hindsight that he had blocked the door, his face suddenly turned red, and his body took an even quicker step back to the side.
Shen Jue opened the door and was about to walk out, but stopped again, he looked at Feng Qingbao who didn’t look very good, his brows knitted, “Did you come to find me tonight, is there something else?”
“I…no ah.” Feng Qingbao squeezed out a smile.
Shen Jue looked at him and suddenly tugged at his hand.
Feng Qingbao’s heart pounded, and he saw that Shen Jue rolled his sleeve up.