All the way up north, Lu Shenxing was busy and exhausted. He had been mentally prepared to bring Xin Liang with him even though it would be more troublesome, but things had exceeded his expectations.
Xin Liang's wound kept healing and then splitting open again. Even Lu Shenxing was stained with an unpleasant mixture of sweat, blood, and medicine crushed together.
"Why is your sister crying?" Lu Shenxing wiped his hands and took two bites of a hard bun.
"She fell in love with something." Xin Liang tilted his head, facing the curtains that moved with the wind, "something I like."
Lu Shenxing didn't bother with worrying about a woman’s business, "Just leave her be."
"I always let her have her way." Xin Liang's voice was wrapped in sharp anger, as if someone had wounded him deeply, "This is the only thing I can't give away."
Lu Shenxing heard him, and raised his eyebrows, "Is it very expensive?"
Xin Liang's profile was soft, and he said from the corner of his lips, "It’s the only thing I want in this world."
So expensive? Lu Shenxing squinted his eyes and scanned Xin Liang's face inquiringly, but he found no flaws.
The soldier in the carriage waved the whip in his hand and drove the horses forward, they neighed and stomped on the ground, running quickly.
Lu Shenxing stretched out his hand to caress Xin Liang in his arms, and suddenly said, "I heard you that time."
Right then, Xin Liang's body trembled, and his back hit the carriage wall. Blood oozed out of his wound, slowly spreading across the surrounding white fabric of his clothes, like a splash of ink.
Lu Shenxing's face was dark and his head hurt.
He assumed that Xin Liang would play dumb, but then he heard his voice in his ears, calm and quiet, with any tension carefully hidden.
"I’m not impulsive." Xin Liang stiffened for a moment, then slowly said every word.
Lu Shenxing's dark eyebrows were raised, despite having seen Xin Liang's whole life, he still didn't understand him.
"Are you bored of me?"
"Do you have a wife?"
"I kissed you, do you feel sickened?"
After asking and answering a few questions, Xin Liang raised the corners of his lips, his voice was filled with uncontrollable ecstasy, "I'm very happy, you like me too."
I do not know how? Could it be that I am really interested in him? Lu Shenxing fell into deep thought.
"Kiss me again."
Lu Shenxing made a sound from his nose. What was wrong, he said he liked him just now.
"...I can't move." Xin Liang seemed to be aware of Lu Shenxing's emotions, and the little blood on his face faded away to his hands and feet due to his anxiety.
Lu Shenxing then realized that Xin Liang's back was bright red, his face tightened, and he reached out and lifted up Xin Liang's shirt. After re-bandaging him, he turned to look at his face.
The roots of Xin Liang's ears were reddish, and his lips moved to the tip of Lu Shenxing's nose and touched it lightly.
The dry touch led to a tingling sensation, spreading quietly. His heartbeat pounded in his chest, erratically. Lu Shenxing took a deep breath, it was as if he saw a golden reel bend a little bit.
"Ding, Mr. Lu, please confess with this passage within one and a half minutes."
After reading the passage, Lu Shenxing wanted to throw up his dinner, "It’s too long and weird, this is not my style."
"Ding, the countdown is ninety seconds."
"Ah! You are the angel who fell into the mortal world!" Lu Shenxing finished reading the beginning, the blue veins popping out of his neck, he swallowed, "The first time I saw you, I seemed to see the most dazzling light. It’s so beautiful, so beautiful that I couldn’t look away, and I cried."
I am fucking crying, Lu Shenxing closed his eyes, "Thank destiny, thank God, thank heaven, thank you, meeting you is the fate of my life!"
His Adam's apple moved up and down, and he kept swallowing, trying to suppress something.
Xin Liang's cheeks were hot, "Can you say that again?"
"..." Lu Shenxing hooked Xin Liang's neck and tapped his forehead.
The whole world was quiet.
They quickly returned to West Wolf City, Lu Shenxing handed Xin Liang to the doctor, and summoned several generals to figure out what had happened. It turned out that they had arrested two Kuhai people who had entered the city.
Lu Shenxing sat on the chair and glanced at the two men who were restrained. "Did you search them?"
The people present were silent and embarrassed.
Lu Shenxing held his head carelessly, he was not really interested in Dayang's dominance of the world.
"Don't you think that the shorter one is a woman?"
Lu Shenxing's light and fluttering sentence set off a violent storm in the hearts of everyone, and it made the two men's faces change greatly.
"Impossible!" Tong Yi pointed to the man's chest, "There are no breasts here."
"Eat more pig brains in the future." Lu Shenxing raised his chin slightly and called, "Shifu."
Kang Shifu stepped forward and put his fingers on the side of the short man's ears, slowly rubbing and rubbing. Just when everyone was questioning his actions, a thin mask was peeled off, revealing a beautiful face.
Everyone was surprised, "How did the General know?"
Lu Shenxing shrugged, "Guessed."
Looking at the dark-skinned tall man intentionally or unintentionally, a glint flashed across Lu Shenxing's eyes, and he laughed, "These two, have you ever seen...a male...dog?"
Tong Yi personally went and brought a big yellow dog in. He didn't know where he found this dog, but when it met people it would rub against their legs.
"Take it to the back." Lu Shenxing's lips arced wider, full of evil. "Pretty lady, you go in too."
Soon, the woman's screams came out, and gradually, there was more panicked crying. Lu Shenxing wasn't anxious, and tapped his fingers on the table gently.
A few of the big guys behind him looked at their general with admiration, he could even come up with such an idea.
When the woman's cries became miserable, the dark-skinned man closed his eyes and said, "Stop!"
Lu Shenxing raised his hand. The woman out the back was huddled in the corner, her clothes in tatters, the big yellow dog spit out the rags in its mouth, barking as it was forcibly dragged away.
The dark-skinned man stared at Lu Shenxing, his eyes glowing with blood.
"You exposed your weaknesses yourself, you have no one else to blame. "
When Lu Shenxing learned that the two were working for the four princes of Kuhai, and they had been ordered to take the head of Chang Zhou back, he sent someone to send the map they used to the Emperor.
"General, how do you know that they are a couple?" Tong Yi wondered, "Was it also a guess?"
"Yeah, just a guess." Lu Shenxing turned and left.
Tong Yi asked his colleagues around him, "Why do I feel like the General is teasing me? Hey, I need to ask you something! Don't leave——"
He went to the restaurant across the street, Lu Shenxing chose a position by the window. As soon as the lady boss saw that he was coming, she left what she was holding and went upstairs to talk to him.
As soon as the dishes were on the table, Lu Shenxing saw a person who was supposed to be lying in their room appear in front of him.
The lady boss was sitting across from Lu Shenxing. She noticed that the youth hadn't moved from behind her, and jokingly said, "Junshi doesn't mind if I sit here, right?"
Xin Liang said quietly, "I mind."
The lady boss smiled stiffly, got up and left awkwardly.
The atmosphere staled, Lu Shenxing packed up the table of dishes and strode forward silently.
Xin Liang followed behind, struggling.
When someone screamed after something was knocked over, Lu Shenxing stopped, pinched his eyebrows, and pulled the person off the ground, there was a murmur in his ear.
"What?" Lu Shenxing's tone was full of restrained anger. "Junshi is apologizing to this General?"
Xin Liang's lips tightened and then loosened, he said, "This subordinate was mistaken."
Subordinates should not be overwhelmed, shouldn't know how serious they are, shouldn't have wishful thinking, and they shouldn't want the General to not contact anyone else."
For three beats, Lu Shenxing was speechless.
Even after all that, Xin Liang still knew what was wrong. He wanted to be wherever Lu Shenxing was, it was like a moving iron cage. Once Lu Shenxing got closer to someone, he would calmly push them out.
Soon, from the east of the city to the west, everyone knew that the General and the military strategist were together.
Fortunately, everyone accepted their relationship.
Lu Shenxing leaned against the door frame with his arms crossed and watched Xin Liang carrying a basket in his left hand and a bamboo stick in his right. People passing by all kindly took the initiative to clear the way.
"Junshi went out to buy groceries."
Lu Shenxing's tone rose, "I don't know who is so blessed to have such a capable Junshi?"
Xin Liang bent his lips, "It's the General."
"...you are so embarrassing."
After eating and drinking, Lu Shenxing was in a good mood and lifted Xin Liang's chin, licked his lips and kissed him. He then stretched out his tongue and pried into his teeth, playing around, thinking that the chicken soup tasted good.
Xin Liang opened his lips blankly, Lu Shenxing smiled to his eyes, and bent his head.
"I... I'm going to wash the dishes."
"Don't trip on the threshold."
Lu Shenxing licked his lips intently. He had read somewhere before that every man was more bent than straight. He didn't believe it at first.
"Ding, congratulations to Mr. Lu, the tasks for volume one are completed."
Lu Shenxing was startled, Xin Liang's world wasn't complete, was that gap just a kiss from him?
"Then am I going to enter the next world now?"
"Ding, our company has received a lot of customer complaints some time ago. For this purpose, the planning department has formulated a new set of..."
"Ding, Mr. Lu has three choices."
"As long as you want to, you can disappear from this world in the next second." The mechanical system sound continued, obviously playing the guilt card, "Although the target is blind, he will live the rest of his life trapped in the memory left by Mr. Lu, or he will not want to live alone and walk the path of martyrdom."
Lu Shenxing's face was gloomy, this system was so fucking annoying, he walked to the back room.
"What's the second option?"
"Ding, the target has a lifespan of 30 years. Mr. Lu can kill him now, so that he can go first. He won't be left alone, and he won't have to suffer any pain."
It sounded like the best of both worlds, Lu Shenxing frowned but couldn't move his hand.
"Ding, the third is that Mr. Lu stays with the target until his life comes to an end and you leave."
Lu Shenxing stood at the door, watching the thin cyan figure walking slowly, the crisp sound of the bamboo stick hitting the stone slab in his ears, something strange had become familiar to him.
He heard his own voice, "I choose three."
"Ding, Mr. Lu, thirty years have been given to you, but you will pay them back in the next world."
Lu Shenxing stepped over and grabbed Xin Liang who was about to hit the water tank.
"I just played with you a little and you become this flustered, what will I do with you?"
Xin Liang said seriously, "You can play."
Lu Shenxing lay on Xin Liang's shoulders, his chest shaking, "Then let's find a free day."
At night, it was very humid. Lu Shenxing, who couldn't sleep, sat on the tree stump in the courtyard to enjoy the breeze. A sudden movement made his dizzy mind suddenly sober.
Lu Shenxing ran to Xin Liang's room and saw him curled up, making an uncomfortable sound. He stretched out his hand and pressed his shoulder to turn him around, "What's wrong?"
Seeing the bloody wounds, Lu Shenxing was frightened and shouted, "Don't touch it with your hands!"
Xin Liang didn't scratch, but when he could no longer stand it he banged his head against the wall.
Finding a piece of cloth, Lu Shenxing pushed it into Xin Liang's mouth vigorously. Just when he wanted to say 'bite this', he saw his bloody, dripping tongue.
"Hit...knock me out..." Xin Liang's mouth was full of blood, with tears and sweat on his face, he begged, trembling.
When he'd spoken with Doctor Liu, he hadn't taken it seriously. Now that he was seeing it with his own eyes, Lu Shenxing knew how terrible it was. If it were anyone else, he would definitely persuade them that it would be a relief to die like this.
Lu Shenxing jabbed Xin Liang in the back of the neck, but woke up again not two moments later.
He stayed with him through the night. By daybreak, Xin Liang was completely unrecognizable, and both of Lu Shenxing's arms were a bit...sore. The two of them looked like they had just been fished out of the water.
Not wanting to go through that a second time, Lu Shenxing sent someone out to find a remedy, asking the system was useless.
Knowing what he was worried about, Xin Liang, who was lying on the bed, said, "You can tie me up."
Lu Shenxing squeezed his chin, fixed his gaze on his tongue, "Then watch you bite your tongue and kill yourself?"
"Stuff something in my mouth in advance."
"Did you tell me when you had an attack?" Lu Shenxing scolded irritably, "If I hadn't heard it in the courtyard, you would have ruined your eyes."
Xin Liang was silent, he thought it would pass quickly, and he was used to facing it alone.
He touched the hand of the person next to him, put his hand into the other's palm, then scratched it with his fingertips a few times.
Lu Shenxing looked at Xin Liang's weary face and sighed inwardly, "I'm still angry."
Xin Liang hung his head, "It's my fault."
"Don't just say that." Lu Shenxing sneered, "Next time you will do the same thing."
Xin Liang said softly, "I want to move in."
"When your injury is better. I don't bully patients."
Lu Shenxing saw Xin Liang's world, although the sun was shining brightly, it was monotonous. There was only him, this was not a good thing.
Humans are social animals, and closing oneself will only result in being lonely and fragile forever. Lu Shenxing needed to start to let Xin Liang feel and accept the people around him a little bit.
When January came, Lu Shenxing rode alone through the woods on the outskirts. Now that the task had been completed and the system had been given him another 30 years, he had no qualms.
The sound of horses' hoofs approached, and Prince Jing arrived, dressed in white, the same as when they first met but his expression was far worse.
With a straw in his mouth, Lu Shenxing spoke slowly, "The Prince is not in the capital city. What is he doing here?"
Prince Jing took a deep breath, "You already know."
Lu Shenxing smiled and said, "This General must be stupid, I really don't know what the Prince means."
"Chang Zhou, don't get carried away!"
Prince Jing was on the back foot, but Lu Shenxing didn't dare to give any ground. He still didn't understand that he was in the wrong.
Except for Xin Liang, Lu Shenxing really didn't care about this world.
"Come down." Seeing Prince Jing looking at him with hungry eyes, Lu Shenxing sat back on the ground again, "The Prince is not in a hurry, so this General will also not hurry."
"Let me tell you a story." Lu Shenxing looked at the sky, "Once upon a time, there was a child who was born in a wealthy family and had many brothers and sisters, but his mother was a concubine. Do you think he is lucky or unlucky?"
A name appeared in Prince Jing's mind, and his face wasn't pretty.
"He lost his mother at the age of three, and became blind at the age of four, and he was treated as an animal...an animal...no one looked kindly upon him. " Lu Shenxing closed his eyes. "How did you think he survived?"
Prince Jing snorted coldly, "There are poor people abound."
"That said, isn't the Prince one of them?" Lu Shenxing mocked, "He wanted to use others as a tool, but he hurt himself."
Being poked in a sore spot, Prince Jing's face, that was already terrible, twisted even more.
"You have to pay attention to cause and effect in everything, Prince, I want to send you two words in the end." Lu Shenxing looked at him coldly, "Fuck you."
Prince Jing suddenly laughed, "Chang Zhou, when this Prince came here, it was to tell you that this wasn't over. You don't want to see Xin Liang lacking arms and legs."
As he wished, Lu Shenxing put on an expression of fear, thinking that he should have arranged for Tong Yi and Kang Shifu to stand back and lay a trap.
"Your highness, lie on your stomach, you will feel a little uncomfortable."
Prince Jing heard that Lu Shenxing was soft, a satisfied look appeared in his eyes and he leaned towards with his back facing him.
Lu Shenxing's eyes were covered with a layer of haze. When he saw Prince Jing, he immediately wanted to cut into his flesh and feed it to the dog. Only now did he fully understand the weight of Xin Liang in his heart.
When Prince Jing's body was quivering, Lu Shenxing felt that it was about time for him to cum, "Your highness, open your eyes and see what you're shaking your ass for."
Prince Jing's head was pulled back violently, and in the next moment a myriad of emotions crossed his face...loss, love...and intense aversion, his expression was obscene.
"You didn't really think it was me, did you?" Lu Shenxing threw the chopsticks at him, a smirk pulling the corner of his lips, "If it wasn’t due to the fact that I can't let you die, I wouldn’t even want to use my hands."
Such a deeply shameful act, to the proud Prince Jing, was akin to the pain of bone removal.
The drug was running rampant within his internal organs, and Prince Jing's eyes darkened. He suddenly grabbed Lu Shenxing's neck, deciding to take Lu Shenxing down with him.
With a pop, a sharp blade pierced through blood and flesh, Prince Jing's pupils dilated, and blood filled his mouth and dripped down.
Lu Shenxing drew out the dagger, kicked Prince Jing away, looking down on him from above, "Originally, your life and death had nothing to do with me. The blame is on you for provoking him, and then hurting him again and again."
"Your highness, travel well."
The wind blew and the dead leaves tumbled, covering up the pooling blood.