Silent Lover - Chapter 97
Title: Silent Lover
Author: Qiang Tang
Translated by Condz
Edited by Nata
Xiao Xiye saw that Shen Yu was in a trance once again, knowing that his mind must have wandered to that little someone from the Northern city.
Xiao Xiye reached out his hand and gently held Shen Yu’s soft yet slightly cold hands. Even the slight cuts of his left hand made Xiao Xiye’s heart break into pieces. These are the scars left by Jun Xuan Xiao, which will stay here for the rest of his life. Every time Xiao Xiye saw them, there was an unspeakable sourness in his heart.
Xiao Xiye gently touched him. Shen Yu quickly withdrew his hand, like he had just got bitten by a poisonous snake.
“Are you still thinking of Xuan Xiao?” Xiao Xiye asked in disappointment.
During this period of time, Emperor Ye had never asked Shen Yu about his past, he never even once mentioned ZhengBei Wang. This was the first time.
Shen Yu didn’t answer, but the gloom in his eyes explained everything.
Xiao Xiye said with forbearance of jealousy: “You don’t need him, Xuan Xiao doesn’t treat you sincerely!”.
Shen Yu rubbed his palms awkwardly, even though he himself doesn’t know whether ZhenBei Wang treated him sincerely or not, how would Emperor Ye know?
“He locked you in the deep courtyard and forbade outsiders to go near. It wasn’t because he regarded you as a forbidden person and feared that others would take you away! It was all because he was afraid that someone would find out that you were a descendant of Yun Meng!”.
Shen Yu was stunned, how did Emperor Ye know his mother’s hometown? He never mentioned it, not even to ZhengBei Wang, since Shen Yu thought he wouldn’t care.
“Don’t you know?” Looking at Shen Yu’s surprised expression, Xiao Xiye realized that he had said too much.
“What did you mean by the descendent of Yun Meng?”
Shen Yu wrote this sentence in confusion. This was the first sentence he had expressed to Emperor Ye after so long.
Xiao Xiye had finally been able to open his heart. Putting aside his grudge against himself, he smiled with joy.
“Specifically, Yun Meng is home to the Chu family. You were supposed to have the Chu surname and not Shen, right?
Shen Yu shrugged, his mother never gave him an official name, let alone a surname.
“Guess you also didn’t know…” Xiao Xiye lowered his head, thought for a moment,and said, “Then you must have not been to Yun Meng lake in the southern country before? Your hometown is in the mountain of Yun Meng lake. All your ancestors have been there for generations. If there is a chance, may I take you there?”
This is Shen Yu’s long-cherished wish. He can finally see what the Yun Meng that his mother had described is like with his own eyes. Rumor has it that it is a place with beautiful mountains and clear waters, like spring all year round. Unlike the Northern city, everything withers and will be covered with three feet of snow in the winter, which can most probably freeze someone to death.
“With my mother.” Shen Yu wrote.
“Of course!” Xiao Xiye said with joy. “I promise to help get your mother back from Xuan Xiao!”.
Shen Yu’s eyes darkened as the thought of him not knowing if his mother was alive or dead came through. Xiao Xiye thought he was thinking about Zhengbei Wang, and told himself not to bring up Jun Xuan Xiao.
“How did you know that I was from Yun Meng? “Shen Yu wrote and asked.
“Oh, do you still remember the night I saw you for the first time? You were playing with something called a Linglong Dice, a tradition that only Yun Meng of the Southern Kingdom has, so I observed, and thought about the fact that XuanXiao was hiding you. So a suspicion came up.
It was not until later when we were in the cave of Langjuxu Mountain that I saw there was one more knuckle of your little finger in your hand, that’s when I was sure that you were a descendant of the Chu family of Yun Meng.”
Xiao Xiye revealed everything without concealment.
Shen Yu lifted up his left hand, his fingers were more slender than ordinary people, and his little finger was a little longer. Although it had an extra knuckle, it didn’t look abrupt and weird. On the contrary, it appeared elegant and slender.
If Emperor Ye never mentioned it, Shen Yu himself wouldn’t have noticed anything.
“You see, my suspicion is that Xuan Xiao didn’t accidentally break your left hand. I’m afraid it was deliberate, making others think that your extra knuckle is just an old wound, just to cover up your characteristics of the Yun Meng Chu family. …
Shen Yu was puzzled, why did Zhenbei Wang do this?
Xiao Xiye immediately changed the topic: “Is your exquisite dice still there? How about giving it to me? I won’t take it for free, I shall prepare a gift in return.”
Shen Yu raised his head and met Xiao Xiye’s eagerly awaited gaze.
Since Emperor Ye knows the traditions of the people of Yun Meng, he should understand what that dice means to Shen Yu. Yet He still made this request…
“No.” Shen Yu shook his head and refused.
Looking at Emperor Ye’s hopeful look, Shen Yu didn’t even bother to guess whether it was real or fake.
He is no longer the ignorant kid who believes what others say anymore. His dice was already broken in pieces. To him, there was no second one in the world, and he will not be stupid enough to spend hours to carve names again.
Having the name of your beloved one engraved will make you two end up in love with each other? He won’t believe these kinds of jokes that deceive young men and women who long for love anymore.
“You don’t want to? Or has it already been given to Xuanxiao? How can he, someone who abandoned you like you were nothing, make you fall so deeply in love with him that you can never take him off your mind?” Xiao Xiye said disappointedly.
Emperor Ye will never understand that Shen Yu was at the age of young love, when he met ZhengBei Wang and regarded him as his whole world.
It only takes a few months for him to fall in love, which is enough for Shen Yu to linger his heart for years.
“I will not force you. One day, you will believe how sincere I am towards you.”
Suddenly, Shen Yu heard a slight movement outside of the house, Xiao Xiye was armed with martial arts, with excellent hearing abilities and a serious face. He turned his head and asked loudly, “Who’s out there?!”