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Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

Editor: SpringBreeze, Kiramekineko


The Leyas Empire was the only remaining human national government on the planet. Except for a small number of clans living in less developed areas, the rest of human civilization was under the jurisdiction of Leyas Empire. Even though the civilization had undergone various reforms and changes over the long years, the Leyas Empire still retained the custom of the original clans—the omega was the ruler of the clan.

Throughout the ages, every ruler had been an omega without exception.

Similarly, the crown prince candidate would only be from the royal family, a B+ grade omega or higher.

However, although the alpha and beta members of the royal family were automatically excluded from the race for the crown prince, this did not mean that they were outside the power struggle.

The alpha royal family would compete for the position of military commander-in-chief, symbolizing the management of the military, and the beta royal family would compete for the position of head of the Chamber of Commerce, symbolizing the management of the Chamber of Commerce.

This time their support was very important for the decision of the crown prince.

Each crown prince election would be announced on the day of the fifty-fifth birthday of the current king, and the candidates for the next crown prince would be officially opened to the public.

However, everyone knew that it was just a formality, and there were only four members of the royal family who were eligible to run for the crown prince.

They were the eldest daughter of Emperor Hea, Amelia; the third prince, Saroyan; the great niece, Erika; and the great nephew, Lu.

Even the biggest casino in the Empire, a lottery company called Lenro Club, started betting on the final choice of the crown prince this time a month ago.

“Sir, would you like to place a bet as well? The odds of winning are very high for His Highness Saroyan, so I suggest you bet on His Highness Saroyan…”

In the central square, the vendor diligently handed a green betting ticket to a man sitting under a sunshade, sipping orange wine. The man, dressed in a finely crafted suit, took the betting ticket and looked at it with a light smile on his mature, hard face. After a little thought, he said with interest, “Then I’ll try it too.”

The vendor smiled happily. “How much do you want to buy, sir? At least 1 star coin…”

“Ten thousand star coins.”

The vendor’s eyes lit up, a big customer!

“Good! May I ask who you want to buy for, sir? Just write in the blank the person you think will become the crown prince, and our machine will upload your choice immediately…”

After paying the money, the man took out a signature pen from his pocket, and then without any hesitation, he wrote a name in the blank space. “Is that all?”

“Yes.” The peddler took the piece of paper, and then looking at the name on the paper, he carefully identified it, “Xie… Quan?”

Who was this? I’ve never heard of such a person. He looked up and kindly reminded, “Sir, did you write the wrong name? It’s not too late to change it.”

Returning the pen to his pocket, the man smiled faintly. “No, I’m betting on Xie Quan.”


At this moment, in Noel City, changing back into his own clothes, Xie Quan could finally be discharged from the hospital. To be precise, Ji Cheying finally released Xie Quan from the hospital.

Xie Quan’s small injury did not require hospitalization. Even if he had to stay, it wouldn’t take so long. To be honest, Xie Quan was a bit surprised to be released from the hospital, after all, he thought the other side would hold him for a while longer.

Didn’t they say that they wouldn’t stop until they got to the bottom of the Tang Wenshao matter? How could they let him go so easily? He was ready to slip away on his own.

Ji Cheying, who said he would help with the luggage but was empty-handed, looked at Xie Quan who was staring at him with a strange look on his face. “Why are you looking at me like that? Don’t you want to leave the hospital? Where’s your luggage?”

Xie Quan looked at Ji Cheying steadily, and he said calmly, “I don’t have any luggage?”

When he was first hospitalized, he came in a hurry, and he didn’t like the hassle, so he took as few things as he could. After staying for so many days, in addition to some essential daily necessities, there were only a few pieces of clothing.

Even those few pieces of clothes were brought by Ji Cheying to the hospital. Now that he was going to be discharged from the hospital, where could he get the luggage?

Xie Quan asked suspiciously, “Are you really going to let me go?”

Ji Cheying looked at it, and there was nothing, so he grabbed the bag with a few pieces of clothing and carried it in his hand. Feeling more at ease now, he led the way out while saying, “Of course you can go now that the doctor says you can leave.” He reiterated, “I’m not keeping you locked up.” Ji Cheying said softly, “And I’m not going to hold you.” 

Xie Quan didn’t hear him. “What?”

Walking to the parking lot, Ji Cheying opened the door for Xie Quan and waited for him to get into the car before sitting in the seat opposite Xie Quan. The car started smoothly and drove in the direction of the apartment.

As the handsome young man in front of him was looking down and adjusting his terminal, his long eyelashes were like a feather fan, covering his eyes with shadows like broken jade.

After exhaling, Ji Cheying finally made up his mind and said, “In three days, I will return to the imperial capital.”

As Henry guessed before, Ji Cheying received an order from Emperor Hea a few days to go back to the imperial capital to report on the case personally. And he was to leave within three days.

This was why Xie Quan was suddenly able to leave the hospital. Because Ji Cheying was about to leave Noel City, there was no point for Xie Quan to stay in the hospital. Xie Quan raised his eyes, he waited for two or three seconds, and found that the other side just seemed to have no more to say.

So he nodded politely, “Oh.”

Indicating that he knew.

Ji Cheying looked at Xie Quan with a sullen face. “Don’t you have anything else to say?”

Xie Quan thought for a moment and said tentatively, “Then you have a good trip.”

Taking a breath, Ji Cheying’s lips twitched slightly as he stared at Xie Quan with a deadly stare. “What else?”

Xie Quan didn’t quite know what he meant, and didn’t want to put in the effort to guess, so he wrinkled his brow and simply asked, “What do you want me to say?”

There’s a lot. For example, ask him why he went back so soon? For example, to care about why he came to Noel City in the first place. Or, for example, to express his feelings of reluctance.

He confessed his love to himself at first?! And confessed so many times! He promised to like him? Is it possible that even feelings were a lie? How come he didn’t seem to care about him at all?

With his arms wrapped around him, Ji Cheying looked at the innocent expression on Xie Quan’s face with a stern face and suddenly felt abominable all of a sudden. He had never thought about it before, but now that he thinks about it, was Xie Quan’s initial claim of liking himself just to hoodwink himself? How can you say you like yourself while being so indifferent to yourself?

The way Xie Quan looked at him was not even as gentle as a robot.

The more he thought about it, the more likely it was, and Ji Cheying’s face was getting darker and darker. His brows were almost pulling out a knot, Ji Cheying stared at Xie Quan for half a second, and after thinking left and right he asked in a deep voice, “Do you want to go to the imperial capital with me?”

Ji Cheying would like to ask Xie Quan directly if he was serious about his confession, but he couldn’t ask directly. After all, if Xie Quan was really just trying to hoodwink himself, then if he asked, he would let Xie Quan know that he believed in the truth.

That would be too humiliating.

So, he decided to take a side-step.

With Yan Bai’s personality, he was definitely not happy to act with someone else, let alone this someone else or the imperial army. In the past few days, although it was not very obvious, Xie Quan still showed his rejection of the imperial army, intentionally or unintentionally.

There seemed to be a grudge.

So if Xie Quan had no idea about him, then he would definitely reject it directly.

Ji Cheying seriously looked at Xie Quan, his back straight, and standing with his military posture, and also unconsciously holding his breath waiting for his answer, as if sitting in front of not Xie Quan, but a thousand horses on the battlefield.

Xie Quan did not know what Ji Cheying was thinking there alone. His face changed, like a chameleon, and kept staring at himself with a hairy look. Then, he was silent for half a day to hold out such a sentence.

Go with him to the imperial capital? Why should he go with him to the imperial capital? Although he himself was indeed going to the imperial capital, but he also would not go with Imperial Army—

Instantly, a brightly colored advertising picture slid by outside the window with flowers and golden lettering congratulating Emperor Hea on his upcoming birthday.

Xie Quan’s eyes were drawn to the window for a brief moment before he returned his gaze to Ji Cheying.

Emperor Hea’s birthday was next month.

In addition to the crown prince’s affairs, the entry barriers in the imperial capital must have been tightly guarded recently, and the vetting of people would be more stringent and careful.

If he went by himself, it would not be as easy as entering Noel City. Narrowing his eyes, Xie Quan thought carefully in his head, then under Ji Cheying’s gaze, Xie Quan nodded. “Sure.”


After freezing for a split second, Ji Cheying confirmed that Xie Quan was saying yes. His face instantly turned cloudy, Ji Cheying reached out his hand and clenched it into a fist against his lips, blocking the slightly upturned corners of his mouth as he coughed lightly at a loss for words.

But the next second, he suddenly remembered something. The corners of his mouth straightened for a moment, and his brow furrowed again. “Why? Because of Tang Wenshao?”

He still remembered that the last words Tang Wenshao said before he left at that time was “See you in the imperial capital”.

Tang Wenshao wanted Xie Quan to go to the imperial capital.

The inexplicable joy in his heart sank like a ship into the sea, plummeting down. Ji Cheying said disapprovingly, “Since he asked you to go to the imperial capital, it means there must be a trap in the imperial capital, and you will undoubtedly throw yourself into the trap.”

“…” Xie Quan looked at Ji Cheying, who had suddenly changed his face, and asked with a puzzled expression, “Then why did you invite me to go?”

What’s wrong with this person? What does he mean by asking him to go and then not letting him go?

Ji Cheying was stunned, and after chewing the words slowly, his cheeks hardened, and in a tone of disbelief and vague expectation, he slowly asked, “You’re going because I invited you to go? Even if there is a trap there?”

Xie Quan’s gaze was puzzled, and his face, which had always looked light, was now torn.

It was the same expression as when he was calculating the mecha kernel to run an equation. It was too complicated. It was too puzzling. Was there any logical relationship between these two questions?

But the other side obviously asked very seriously.

Inexplicably seriously.

Because Xie Quan did not understand the logical relationship between the two, he did not answer the question directly. But he said with equal seriousness and care, “Anyway, if you let me go with you, I will go.”

If the other party does not let him, he will go by himself. It’s just a little bit of trouble, a little bit more risky. That should be clear enough, right?

When he heard the answer, Ji Cheying’s starry eyes were like night lights. The tips of his wheat-colored ears were slightly red between his dark hair, his lips were pursed, he swallowed, and he said with restraint, “Then let’s go together.”

All at once, his inner doubts about Xie Quan’s feelings dissipated. Look, look, look, what was this if not love? Sure enough, Xie Quan was true to him.


The author has something to say: 

small theater (1)

Ji Cheying: Major General Ji, I have eyes of gold, no one can cheat me.

Except for himself.


Small theater (2)

Ji Cheying doubts: Yan Bai seems to have a bad impression of the Imperial Army, was there some kind of feud before?

Xie Quan/Yan Bai who was chased by the imperial army and moved many times: ? Don’t you have any AC numbers in your mind?1

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Translator Notes:

  1. AC数: Literally “no B count/no forced count”. Slang used to mock someone for having a serious misunderstanding of themself/their position. Note that there is no letter B between A and C in the term, so “no B” between “AC”.


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October 8, 2022 5:43 pm

Loving their interaction in the end! The misunderstanding lol I’m looking forward to seeing how this will play out! I also liked the history of the election process and peoples roles. Thank you for the translation and editing! ❤️

October 9, 2022 1:45 am

Soon as I started reading about the Royal Family, I had a feeling XQ would be a missing member!
Who is that older stranger that bet on him I wonder.
Poor JC; you need to swallow your pride and spell things out, because XQ’s mind works differently.
🤞🤞 for ’em 🤗
Thanks for translating, for the T/N and for editing.

October 9, 2022 12:46 pm

Thank You for the chapter ♡(OwO)♡

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October 24, 2022 10:47 am

and their cross-dimensions talk starting again.. 😅

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