When Ni Xinyan embarrassed Murong Xiu in public, he sat back down with a smug smile on his face, as if he had become a world-class hero and had just saved a delicate beauty from a villain.
When he thought of this, he couldn’t help but glance at the “beauty” and found that the “beauty” was looking at him with a strange look.
Ni Xinyan was stunned, “Why are you looking at me like that?”
Shen Jue really didn’t expect Ni Xinyan to talk to Murong Xiu like that, but it was good, he didn’t want to see Ni Xinyan fall in love with Murong Xiu at first sight and go back to his old ways, then he would be in trouble.
“The Prince is talking to the Sixth Prince like this, aren’t you afraid that the Sixth Prince will be angry?” Shen Jue asked.
Ni Xinyan took Shen Jue’s words to mean that he was worried about him, and stretched out his hand and rubbed Shen Jue’s head, “What’s so scary about this, so what if he’s angry, we’ll all go to the border, and we won’t be able to come back for a year or so.”
No, Murong Xiu was a very stubborn person, he had a grudge in his bones.
When they return to the capital, there was no telling what kind of person Murong Xiu would become again. Murong Xiu had used the eighth prince and regained the favor of Concubine Jing, what would be the next step?
Shen Jue thought that Murong Xiu, who had the past memories, might not want to be a puppet emperor anymore, but the future regent sitting in front of him was still innocent and kind.
He smiled and did not reply.
And to Shen Jue’s surprise, he stayed in the borderlands for six years, growing from a child to a teenager.
In the barracks, although he was a eunuch, because he was much loved by Ni Xinyan, the people didn’t look down on him much, and even if they did, they didn’t dare to show it on their faces, because in the first year or two that he came, Ni Xinyan had punished many people because of this.
Shen Jue had thought that he would be able to return to the capital in three years at the most, but by now it seemed as if his return to the capital was a distant prospect.
Even though the foreign enemies had been defeated, they would cross the border to provoke him every now and then, so the Ni family had to send troops to the border once in a while, but Shen Jue never participated.
He had no interest in these fights, and would not do them if they were not necessary.
But Ni Xinyan took too much care of Shen Jue, and he had grabbed Shen Jue every day for the past six years to train with him, which ended up with Shen Jue’s appearance changing from his previous lifetimes. In the deep palace, Shen Jue rarely got sunlight, so his skin was always on the pale side, but now that he had developed a wheat-colored skin, there was a hidden strength underneath it. At sixteen years old, Shen Jue was already as tall as Ni Xinyan’s ears.
But because Shen Jue had never grown a beard, even his body was clean, unlike the other men in the army.
But Shen Jue wasn’t the most conspicuous in the barracks, because there was also Ni Xinyan.
Six years had passed, and Ni Xinyan was much more stable than when he was a teenager, hinting at the future regent. Although he ate, slept and trained with the soldiers, his white skin seemed unable to get a tan.
Ni Xinyan himself wasn’t too happy about this, and often looked at Shen Jue with envy.
“Xiao Jue, tomorrow the military rations from the capital will arrive, I’m going to take the soldiers to get them, will you come with me?” Ni Xinyan was lying slumped on the couch, one long leg casually curved, his long ink-like hair tied casually behind his head by a blue cloth belt, a faint smile on his handsome and fair face.
Shen Jue refused without even thinking about it.
Ni Xinyan continued, “Go, I told His Majesty that I was going to train you to be a great general, but you turned out to be a handyman in the army, what’s the difference between that and being in the palace?”
“I don’t like the smell of that stench.” Shen Jue said indifferently, incidentally smashing the clothes he had collected onto Ni Xinyan’s body, “Go shower.”
Ni Xinyan’s long legs stepped on the ground and stood up all of a sudden, he coldly leaned close to Shen Jue, “This is a manly smell, what do you know about it, you little brat?” He smiled lowly, his eyes full of teasing laughter, and the heat of his nose was close to Shen Jue’s face.
In the meantime, Shen Jue’s eyebrows were furrowed by the smell of his sweat, and he gave Ni Xinyan an unpleasant glance as he got up to go out.
“Hey, I’m going now.” Ni Xinyan grabbed the clothes on the couch and headed out, and as he passed by Shen Jue, he couldn’t help but pinch the other man’s face, so he quickened his pace and headed out of the tent.
Shen Jue expressionlessly wiped his face with the back of his hand.
In the middle of the night, Shen Jue was awakened by the noise outside his tent, and he rolled over to find that there seemed to be quite a few fires lit outside his tent. After thinking a little, he got up in a coat and went out of the tent.
He saw that the outside of the tent was a mess, with many people running out of their own tents on their hands and knees. In the meantime, Shen Jue noticed that the lieutenant generals of each team were counting the number of people, and he immediately went over to Ni Xinyan’s tent.
When Shen Jue rushed in, Ni Xinyan happened to be wearing a helmet. When he saw Shen Jue, he said, “The Yong bandits know our route for transporting military provisions, so I’ll send out my troops now to prevent the military provisions from being plundered.”
When Shen Jue heard this, he felt a sudden sense of uncertainty, and he immediately said, “I’m going too.”
Ni Xinyan looked at him, “What are you going to do?”
“Don’t you want me to earn military credit? I want to earn it today.” Shen Jue said.
Ni Xinyan laughed, “You’d better go back to sleep, don’t make a scene.”
He went out after saying that, and Shen Jue stood in front of him, looking serious, “I’m not making a scene, I’m going with you, if you don’t let me go, I’ll secretly follow, unless you ask someone to tie me up, but if you let someone tie me up, then you’ll have to mend your own clothes after that.”
This threat left Ni Xinyan speechless, he hissed lightly, and half-heartedly, he pursed his lips and said helplessly, “Alright, if you want to follow, follow me, but stay close to me.”
“Okay.” Shen Jue said.
Shen Jue had to follow Ni Xinyan because he felt weird, but what he didn’t expect was that the ominousness in his heart was real.
Many, many people had died that night, and Ni Xinyan had only brought a few thousand men to protect the military rations, but he hadn’t expected that Yong had ambushed a full 50,000 people there and that all the people Ni Xinyan had brought had died there.
There were corpses everywhere, blood-stained, and the air was filled with a thick and unpleasant smell of blood.
Suddenly, a dirty hand stretched out from underneath a corpse, and a moment later, a man slowly crawled out of the mountain of corpses. That person was none other than Shen Jue, who was laboriously crawling out, his face covered in blood. He looked around and didn’t see Ni Xinyan’s figure.
“Ni Xinyin Yan! Ni Xinyan!” Shen Jue stood up trembling and shouted out Ni Xinyan’s name, but unfortunately, no one answered him. Shen Jue raised his hand to wipe the blood on his face and gritted his teeth as he began to rummage through the corpses, if Ni Xinyan was dead, then he would have to see the man’s corpse as well.
In fact, this battle happened in every lifetime, but at that time Shen Jue was in the palace and only remembered that it happened three years after the King of Yong had left for the war, but he didn’t expect it to be delayed for three years.
They were ambushed when they arrived last night, and countless bows and arrows were shot at them, so Ni Xinyan cut down the arrows that were shot at Shen Jue and entrusted Shen Jue to a lieutenant general, and Shen Jue survived because that lieutenant general set his body in front of Shen Jue before he died.
There were so many corpses that Shen Jue didn’t see Ni Xinyan until the sunset, and he fell to the ground, disengaged. He hadn’t eaten for a day, and his stomach burned so badly that a moment of confusion flashed in his eyes as he gazed up at the corpses that he couldn’t see.
For some reason, he felt that this three-year delayed battle had something to do with Murong Xiu.
While Shen Jue was thinking, the corpse not far in front of him suddenly moved, and Shen Jue caught a glimpse of it and immediately ran over. Reaching out to move a corpse lying on its back, he saw Ni Xinyan, who was crushed underneath and half covered in blood.
When Ni Xinyan opened his eyes slightly, he saw Shen Jue in front of him, his mouth slightly opened, as if he was about to speak, but he couldn’t make a sound. Shen Jue wanted to lift Ni Xinyan out, but as soon as he touched Ni Xinyan, the other man sucked in a breath of air, and his forehead was covered in sweat from the pain.
Shen Jue stopped abruptly and observed Ni Xinyan carefully, only to discover that blood seemed to be seeping from beneath his armor. Shen Jue took a dagger from a nearby corpse and slashed open Ni Xinyan’s armor, and saw an arrow emerging from his abdomen.
The arrow had been shot from the back and pierced through his entire abdomen.
Eventually, Shen Jue turned Ni Xinyan half over and found the arrow that had been broken inside Ni Xinyan’s body. He couldn’t take the arrow out now, there wasn’t even a fire here, and if he took the arrow rashly, he was afraid it would be infected.
After a moment’s hesitation, he carried Ni Xinyan, who was dazed.
Although Shen Jue had grown taller, his body was on the thin side, and he carried Ni Xinyan on his back, walking with a stumble, nearly falling to the ground several times. Ni Xinyan’s wound was toppled, blood kept flowing, his face was getting whiter and whiter, he woke up once halfway through because of the pain, he looked at the person carrying him with lost eyes and said tiredly, “Little Jue, you can walk on your own. ”
Shen Jue rubbed his face on his shoulders, rubbing the sweat away, and he couldn’t even wipe it off with his hands now. His hands and feet seemed to have gone numb, and he was moving forward with just a sense of willpower.
“Prince, the king is still waiting for you, we can’t give up.” Shen Jue could feel the taste of blood in his mouth as he spoke.
The fireflies in the grass were disturbed by them and flew up into the mid-air, like stars dotting the air.
Ni Xinyan looked at the flying fireflies and closed his eyes for a long while before he said, “Yes, I still have to go back to see my father. This matter must be deceitful, there is a traitor ……” before his voice fell, the man had already fainted.
Shen Jue’s footsteps slightly paused, if he wasn’t wrong, Ni Xinyan was afraid that he wouldn’t be able to see the King of Yong.
In previous times, the robbery of grain was deliberately designed by Emperor Murong to kill the King of Yong and Ni Xinyan, but Ni Xinyan survived with his life, and the King of Yong, who learned of his son’s disappearance, didn’t lose control, but calmly deployed his troops to protect the border, but the army without grain couldn’t last long. After the disappearance of Ni Xinyan, the King and his troops struggled for more than three months, but the imperial court never sent any food to help the troops.
When he ran out of ammunition, the King of Yong opened the city gates and surrendered.
He surrendered for the sake of the city full of people and soldiers.
The people of Yong moved into the city and sent food, but with one condition-
They wanted the King of Yong to kill himself.
Shen Jue had heard about the King of Yong when he was in the palace, and everyone said that the King was an unparalleled hero who had led an army into battle at the age of fifteen and had won countless battles in his life, daring his enemies, but it was a pity that some people couldn’t tolerate this hero.
No wonder the regent killed the royal family.
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