Thank you, Kimberly, Ann, and LuoYan for the Ko-fis!!
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Marshal Ji? Why are you here?” Saroyan’s face suddenly changed, a marshal of the empire was a person that even Emperor Hea had to be afraid of, let alone a royal son.
Tsk, Ji Shanhong came here at this juncture. Aware of the possibility of returning today without success, Saloyan was inwardly irritable, his carefully manicured nails gouged into his skin because of irritation.
Although it was obvious that Ji Shanhong had come from a bad place, he still nodded to Saroyan and saluted him, “Your Majesty, good day.”
Although it was late at night, Ji Shanhong was still in full uniform, not showing any panic. After saluting, his eyes looked around the room, then he bent down in front of everyone and bowed to Xie Quan, who was sitting on the bed.
This was an even more formal salute than just now. As Ji Shanhong bowed, the soldiers he brought also bowed in unison towards Xie Quan.
Saroyan’s eyes widened. “Marshal Ji! Have you gone mad?”
Ji Cheying was frowning, his guess was right, Ji Shanhong had known Xie Quan’s identity for a long time, and was afraid that he was behind everything.
Yan Siyu looked at Ji Shanhong, and then looked at Xie Quan, he already suspected that Xie Quan’s identity was not ordinary. Just now, Xie Quan’s words made him a little sure, and now Ji Marshal’s statement, the royal identity of Xie Quan should be conclusive. He looked at his best friend again.
Where in the world did Ji Cheying find such a mate?
It was hard enough to find a genetic match for himself, and this was a young prince.
The identity of the royal son could be a blessing or a curse.
Ji Shanhong straightened up, smiled slightly at Saroyan and said, “Your Highness said before that you need evidence. In fact, I am here today to bring the evidence.”
The sound of the aircraft outside the window was still rumbling, Xie Quan listened to this sound, he suddenly opened his mouth and asked, “Ji Shanhong? Is that you?”
In other people’s opinion, he asked this question without a head, and also knowingly, but Ji Shanhong tasted a few other flavors. He looked at the thin and thin young man, mixed with a trace of relief, he replied meaningfully, “Yes, it is me, Your Highness, we finally meet again.”
Saroyan was not satisfied with Ji Shanhong ignoring himself, and even more so with Ji Shanhong calling Xie Quan “Your Highness”. What a joke, a person who had not yet received any recognition and appeared out of nowhere, how can he be his equal!
He sneered, “Is the marshal jumping to conclusions too soon? The person in front of you is still unclear whether he is a human being or a ghost, so you are a little too attentive to flatter him as your highness so quickly.”
Ji Shanhong was not angry, he said in a very good manner, “Your Highness, don’t worry, you will soon see the evidence.”
“Yes.” Ji Shanhong’s eyes fell on Xie Quan, then glanced lightly at Ji Cheying standing next to him, and then he said, “I have come to welcome Your Highness back to the palace, Your Highness Saroyan, and your cousin, Caesar, or as he is now called, Your Highness Quan. When I return to the palace, I will present proof of the royal lineage of Your Highness Quan.” He added, “His Majesty is also in the palace, waiting for the two Highnesses.”
Saroyan was about to say something else, but hearing these words he could only swallow his own words, then turned around angrily and set off. To argue and question again would be to question Emperor Hea.
How else could he say that?
However Saroyan did not dare to resist, but it did not mean that others did not dare.
Ji Shanhong could ask his men to do it, but he personally came up to push Xie Quan’s wheelchair, and tried to reach out to carry Xie Quan to the wheelchair, but just before he reached out, he was stopped midway.
Ji Shanhong looked at Ji Cheying who grabbed his hand, he raised his eyebrows slightly. “Cheying, what do you mean by that?”
Ji Cheying said in a cold voice, “No one can touch him.”
Xie Quan’s heart jumped. Sighing at Ji Cheying’s recklessness, and surprised at Ji Cheying’s determination, but at the same time, a warm current rushed through his heart, warm, obviously it was late at night, no sunshine, but it reminded him of the spring afternoon sun.
Is he really ignoring everything just to protect him?
Is it worth it?
“Him?” Ji Shanhong laughed softly, then he looked at Ji Cheying as if he was looking at a child. His tone helpless, he said,”Silly brother, he is an imperial son, in the future, I’m afraid his affairs will have nothing to do with you.”
Ji Cheying was completely unmoved, he hooked his mouth and laughed silently, without the slightest hesitation, and said clearly word by word, “Marshal is joking, no matter what Xie Quan’s identity is, we are already legally husband and wife, how can his affairs have nothing to do with me?”
“…!!!” The afternoon sunshine in his heart suddenly disappeared, replaced by Xie Quan’s head of questions, when did they become a legal husband and wife? They were not married, right? Did Ji Cheying go and register them when he wasn’t looking? No way, it had to be both of them at the same time? No, no, he didn’t want to be “legally married” to each other either!
Noticing that his thoughts had already strayed to how to become a legal couple, Xie Quan expressionlessly dispelled those confusing thoughts and then stared at Ji Cheying’s direction with eyes that were only dimly lit at the moment.
At this moment he was really annoyed that he could not see.
Ji Shanhong noticed the surprise on Xie Quan’s face, and he couldn’t help but say, “It seems that our highness doesn’t know about this, what kind of legal husband and wife is this?”
“How is it not?” Ji Cheying let go of Ji Shanhong’s hand, then reached out with his other hand and wrapped his arm around Xie Quan’s shoulders, holding his body close to his own, he raised an eyebrow and said, “Our pheromone match rate has reached 94.5% and Xie Quan has been thoroughly marked, Article 345 of the Empire Marriage Law, when the pheromone of alpha and omega matching degree of 90% or more is considered pheromone highly matched, two people with highly matched pheromone in the absence of the rest of the marriage contract to complete the mark, can be exempt from all formalities, immediately become a legal husband and wife, the two sides enjoy all the rights and obligations in marriage.”
“The marshal does not seem to be very familiar with empire law.”
“…!!!” Xie Quan wasn’t very familiar with empire laws! Even if he could understand the law, he would normally focus on the development of machinery, and the right to protect knowledge, and the control of underground transactions, but he did not know a thing about marriage law! How come the highly matched pheromone people become husband and wife once they are marked?
He didn’t know that!
Moreover, Ji Cheying and he hadn’t finished marking him completely. He only marked him temporarily. Does temporary marking count? Xie Quan, who had inexplicably gotten legally married to someone else, was now in a muddle.
But in the midst of the muddle, a very clear idea was—why had he been soft.
If not for that moment of weakness, he would not have sent himself to the door…
Xie Quan’s thoughts were a beat, if now back at that time, he would still push open the door and go into Ji Cheying’s room?
Ji Shanhong raised his eyebrows, Ji Cheying’s words could not be refuted, he just mused, seemingly persuasive, but implicitly threatening, “Cheying, you must think carefully, if you want to accept this marriage, then you and he are completely tied together, you have always disliked politics, do you really do not regret doing so?”
Ji Cheying was about to speak, but Xie Quan suddenly interrupted him. “Aren’t we leaving?”
Ji Cheying lowered his head and looked at Xie Quan, a man who had always hidden his emotions very well, his face was always light, as if he did not care about everything and everything was also irrelevant to him. Even at this moment, he acted like an outsider.
Ji Cheying sighed silently in his heart and had to bend down to hug Xie Quan.
However, just at the moment of hugging the person, Ji Cheying realized that Xie Quan’s whole body was tense. Although Xie Quan quickly relaxed the moment he touched him, trying to hide his previous abnormality, he still noticed Xie Quan’s abnormality very keenly.
So Ji Cheying suddenly realized that the Xie Quan just now was not the calm and easy-going one on the surface, he was panicking and he did not want to let himself answer that question.
Xie Quan clearly did not want to admit that he had a relationship with the royal family, but just now, he suddenly confessed his identity to Saroyan uncharacteristically.
Xie Quan he…
When he got into the hover car, Xie Quan suddenly remembered something and said to Ji Cheying, who was about to get into the car, “Let me have a separate car with Marshal Ji.”
Ji Cheying frowned. “No, I’ll go with you.”
Xie Quan shook his head. “No need, Marshal Ji will not do anything to me.”
Ji Cheying knew that Xie Quan had something to ask Ji Shanhong, so he had no choice but to say, “Okay, I’ll be right behind you.”
Ji Shanhong watched the scene, he got in the car, closed the door and laughed. “It seems that my brother is really trapped.”
For some reason, Xie Quan felt uncomfortable when he heard Ji Shanhong talking about Ji Cheying. He frowned slightly and didn’t respond to his words, but asked directly, “Is Anna one of Marshal Ji’s people?”
Xie Quan’s question was sudden, but Ji Shanhong did not show surprise, apparently his words had been expected. Sitting across from Xie Quan, Ji Shanhong answered unobtrusively, “Yes, that’s right.”
Xie Quan asked again, “Anna once told me that they have an organization, the leader of that organization, is that you?”
Ji Shanhong thought for a moment, then said, “No, our leader, there is no one else but one.” He looked at Xie Quan steadily. “That is you.”
The crowning words.
Xie Quan gently raised his eyebrows. “Oh? In that case, is it okay for me, the leader, to want the organization to be disbanded?”
“Of course you can.” Ji Shanhong replied without thinking, “You have the right to dissolve them.” But he also said, “But people gather because of profit, and they will only disperse because of the end of profit. As long as the profit is not exhausted, even if it is scattered into the sky full of stars, it will still coalesce into a river of stars, does Your Highness understand?”
Xie Quan’s icy pair of eyes looked at Ji Shanhong, obviously those eyes could not see anything now, but they seemed to be able to penetrate the human heart.
“Then, what is your gain?”
Ji Shanhong smiled gently as he looked out the window, the hover car was not flying not too high, just parallel to the building, overlooking the ground.
Now it was late at night, the lights had gone out, and this bustling city had added a bit of tranquility at the moment. He said, “Your Highness must have heard about the protests recently. The matter of the line. The two crown princes have been misbehaving, misrepresented, corrupt, and contemptuous of the people, but if that were all, the people would not have been so overreacting. But, this country is obvious classist, the gap between rich and poor is like a huge ravine, gender discrimination is deep-rooted, the same human, beta but only in the bottom struggling… After the reign of Emperor Hea, but also strict control of the movement of people, all citizens must have a letter of introduction to enter another city, and need to update their information every six months … Such strict management has long made the people resentful.”
“This country has been sick for a long time, it needs strong medicine, and both we, and the betas who are longing for equality, think you are that medicine.”
Xie Quan frowned unsatisfactorily, and when Ji Shanhong finished, he had a few moments of impatience as he repeated his question again, “What is your purpose?”
Ji Shanhong lost his smile, really a person who was not easy to confuse. He said frankly, “Their purpose is to let you restart the research of beta re-differentiation and improve the social status of beta. Of course, there are also some people who want to take this opportunity to restore the fame and glory for those involved in the incident. As for my purpose, I just want to see you in that position. What your father wanted to do, but didn’t do, he would be happy if you could accomplish.”
He glanced out the window again and said, “Here we are, welcome home.”
Outside the hover car, the solemn and magnificent palace waited quietly in the night for everything.
JC staked his claim at the first opportunity – “Don’t touch him!”. Good things are in store for this country under XQ’s rule.
It seems odd to me; Betas feel unfairly treated and abused, yet instead of fighting to improve their status and being proud to be Betas, they’d rather re-differentiate, which is the epitome of saying that gender is lowly.
Thanks for translating and editing.
People around XQ will need a lot of convincing prowess if they want to make him take that throne!
I really liked the “…!!!” reaction of XQ with whatever JC was saying, so funny!
I really hate that they just want to push him into the throne for theirs own profits =.= I saw it already in previous chapters, but I still can’t stand this!
Thank You for the new chapter (•‾⌣‾•)و ̑̑♡
Interesting, I wonder about Marshall Ji’s connection to XQ’s father… thank you for the translation and editing!
If their law and ruler is fair, there’s no to re-differentiate. The word discrimination is very lethal everywhere.
Good thing Marshall Ji is on XQ side❣️❤️💖