Fight for Peace and Love - Chapter 4
After Xia Baifeng left, the Jin Wang Mansion was more quiet.
Bai Luoluo continued to live his happy life with Mao Jiu.
Over several days, Mao Jiu seemed to have become accustomed to living under the sun, getting rid of some of his bad habits as a dark guard such as like standing up in a invisible corner.
Boys are growing up at seventeen or eighteen years old, since Mao Jiu began to eat with Bai Luoluo, his height began to go up fast.
Bai Luoluo, who had become somewhat acquainted with him, asked him what he liked to eat.
Mao Jiu held chopsticks and said he likes anything lightly.
“Do you like meat or vegetables?” Said Bai Luoluo.
Mao Jiu pursed his lips and said a word “meat” with some embarrassment.
Bai Luoluo looked at a table of good food and said, “How often did you eat meat when you were a dark guard?”
Mao Jiu thought about it and said, “Twice a month.”
It seemed normal, Bai Luoluo thought, to eat meat twice a month in this low-productivity ancient world. He thought and gave a private command to the servants.
So when they ate meal together for the second time, it became a situation where most of the meat was in front of Mao Jiu.
When Bai Luoluo and Mao Jiu got along, these were still a lot of details. Anyway, Bai Luoluo took care of Mao Jiu as a kid.
Of course, when he did these things, the system also warned him not to do too much, so as not to arouse suspicion.
Bai Luoluo listened to the system and restrained himself a bit, but what he didn’t realize was that he was getting attention.
This one who focused on him was exactly Yuan Feiyan’s elder brother, the present Emperor.
Yuan Feiyan and the present emperor were blood brothers in good relationship because he had helped his elder brother when he took the throne. He always bullied others and pissed off a lot of people, but the emperor always cleaned up his mess.
Suddenly being announced into the palace, Bai Luoluo was a little guilty, sitting in the carriage and discussing with the system why the emperor want to see him.
The system said, “Maybe he wants to chat with you.”
“What if he finds out that I’m not Yuan Feiyan? ” Said Bai Luoluo.
The system was silent for a moment, then said soothingly, “Don’t worry, there’s a subsidy for being burned to death.”
Bai Luoluo: “…”
The system said, “Go in peace.”
Bai Luoluo was speechless, who was repeatedly told during his unit training not to underestimate the intelligence of the world’s indigenous people. He would probably be burned to death if he was found not to be Yuan Feiyan, because in this world, he was like a virus…
The carriage passed the palace gate, and soon sent Bai Luoluo to the study.
After waiting for a moment outside the carriage, the door was opened and he was welcomed in.
Recently, the weather had become colder and colder as a few days before a heavy snow fell. Bai Luoluo came into the house and saw his brother sitting in front of the desk, seem to be looking down at something.
“Coming?” The emperor and his appearance had a few kind of likeness, but the emperor was more dignified.
“Your Majesty, your younger brother is present.” Bai Luoluo saluted.
“Get up.” The emperor put down the pen and said lightly, “I haven’t seen you for a few months, why are you so thin?”
“It’s cold,” said Bai Luoluo with a smile, “I have no appetite lying in bed every day.”
The emperor nodded and said nothing.
Bai Luoluo had only seen these things on TV before, and this time he was able to open his eyes to the world. Different from the television, when he really stood in front of the emperor, he just understood that the emperor’s aura really exists.
Bai Luoluo looked down at his instep with a respectful air, but in his mind he growled at the system: “His eyes are terrible, has he already known something?”
The system’s voice was soft as water, but the words he spoke made Bai Luoluo speechless, he said, “Rest assured, I will block out your pain feeling when you are burned to death.”
Bai Luoluo: “…”
The system said, “Don’t be afraid. Hold me tight.”
After a moment’s silence, Bai Luoluo said, “How much is the allowance if I am burned to death?”
The system said, “Three days of subsidized vacation.”
Bai Luoluo: “… NO SALARY?”
The system said, “You’re thinking too much.”
Bailuo: “…” Oh, the evil capitalism.
There was a long silence between them, until a cold sweat broke out on the brow of the emperor, “I hear you have a new shadow guard?” He said.
Bai Luoluo: “Huh?”
The emperor said, “Yes or no?”
“Yes…” said Bai Luoluo.
The emperor’s facial expression was with a spurious smilee, he said: “That shadow guard and you look exactly same?”
Bai Luoluo: “…”
The emperor saw that Bai Luoluo could not answer and sighed deeply. “You,” he said, “are playing more and more crazily.”
Bai Luoluo almost breathed his last.
The emperor said: “I know you like both men and women, but this man and you look exactly the same, how can you do it?”
Bai Luoluo said “right, right” in his heart. Why do you think I can do it!
When the emperor saw the blueness and whiteness on his face, he thought it was his words that embarrassed him. Then he softened his voice and said, “You must have a sense of proportion in these matters. Don’t Overdo it.”
Bai Luoluo: “…”
The emperor said, “Hmm?”
Bai Luoluo had to agree, he thought probably the whole court all knew this Wangye is a narcissism who likes “fucking” himself.
The emperor also talked with Bai Luoluo some nonsense, finally suddenly said: “You like to eat grapes most, there are some fresh grapes from the greenhouse, not too much, you take back to eat.”
Bai Luoluo was stunned, then said: “The grapes? But the emperor elder brother, I do not like to eat the grapes.”
The emperor grinned and said, “Oh? I was wrong.”
Bai Luoluo looked at the emperor’s smile and immediately realized that he wasn’t asking because he had forgotten that his brother didn’t like grapes, but because he wanted to test Bai Luoluo.
Fortunately, Bai Luoluo had the memory about Yuan Feiyan, so he didn’t let the cat out of the bag.
“Go.” The emperor slowly said, “Don’t play too much, in a few months is the new year, all things should be ready.”
Bai Luoluo nodded and went out.
It was late in the day, and there was a thick layer of snow on the ground and the eaves. Bai Luoluo was in the carriage with marten overcoat. The ancient taste of the new year was much stronger than that of the world of Bai Luoluo lived in. Red Lanterns, beautiful tracery, and people’s dress were all prepared for this festival, which was the grandest holiday all year round.
When he got home, Mao Jiu was still reading in his room. He pushed the door open and saw the young man sitting in the orange light.
The young man held the book with a slight frown on his brow. He was studying the books that Bai Luoluo had left for him word by word. When he heard the sound of his footsteps, he stood up and called him master.
Bai Luoluo walked over and casually let Mao Jiu sit down.
Mao Jiu slightly paused and sit down again following with Bai Luoluo’s words.
“Mao Jiu, you have read so many books, any feeling do you have?” Bai Luoluo picked up the tepid tea and took a sip.
“Feeling? ” Mao Jiu’ facial expression was full of confuse, obviously he didn’t not know what Bai Luoluo wanted to ask him.
“Yes, thoughts.” said Bai Luoluo.
Most of the books he read were historical books and biographies, which objectively recorded the change of dynasties, the development of society, and the change of ideology. Of course, the content of this textbook is more obscure, downplaying the imperial power to emphasize the human rights of individuals.
This is said to be the most well received version, quite educational and not too radical to be unacceptable.
Mao Jiu looked at Bai Luoluo and gritted his teeth: “Master, I don’t have the revolting heart”
Bai Luoluo: “…”
Mao Jiu said: “The master is Mao Jiu’s all, the master let Mao Jiu do anything, Mao Jiu will do.”
Bai Luoluo really wanted to say to him, “Boy, Daddy’s very disappointed in you.”
He looked at Mao Jiu’s face, a moment later he said lightly: “What if I want you to die.”
Mao Jiu said: “The master let Mao Jiu die, Mao Jiu dare not live.”
Then Bai Luoluo was silent for a moment and said, “What if I want your body?”
Mao Jiu listened to the words and took a deep breath, and then shivered his hands to untie the button of his clothes, he said shakily: “Master…”
Bai Luoluo, feeling sorry for the boy’s honesty, hastened to call a halt.
And then Mao Jiujiu stopped.
Bai Luoluo looked at Mao Jiu’s face, in the heart there was suddenly a movement, he slowly said: “Mao Jiu, I want you to know one thing.”
Mao Jiu looked blank.
Bai Luoluo held out his hand and pressed it against his forehead. Then he said, word for word, “You are a person, not an object.”
He clenched his teeth with all his might.
“Not even your master can tell you to do what you don’t want to do.” said Bai Luoluo, “Do you understand?”
Bai Luoluo sighed and said, “There are some things you don’t want to do, just say it aloud…”
But just as he said this, he heard Mao Jiu said lightly: “No, master, I’m just a dog…”
He sighed in his heart, knowing that something had entered his soul when Mao Jiu was a shadow guard, which could not be changed overnight. He clicked Mao Jiu’s forehead and said, “You said that you would listen to all my orders.”
Mao Jiu nodded.
Then Bai luoluo said, “I want you to regard yourself as a human, and remember that you are a man.”
Mao Jiu blinked his eyes, after a while, he gently called the master.
Bai Luoluo looked at him lovingly, as if he was looking at his son, whom he had raised with great difficulty.