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The First Emperor Said He Likes Me by 路归途 (The Way Back)

Genre: BL, M-preg, modern, fantasy

Novel Status in Country of Origin: 25 Chapters

Translator: Addis

Editor: Sulo

~~~~Brought to you by ExR~~~~


Wen Yu fell in love with the man who was domineering and cared for him. However, he never thought that the other side only thought that he was a son and was gentle to him, but didn’t belong to him.

No blood relationship [not father and son say it three times]. This is the story about the emperor falling in love with his ‘son.’
If you sprinkle dog blood irregularly, readers may lose it.


Chapter 1: The Atmosphere Around the Man

Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

Editor: Sulo

“Wen Yu, are you going to play?”

It was November in Beijing and today could be considered a good day. There was no haze and the sun was warm.

Wen Yu was standing on the steps. He was wearing a blue and black plaid plush overcoat, white shirt, and ripped jeans. He had light yellow-brown, short curly hair, white skin, and apricot-colored eyes with double eyelids. Beneath his eyelashes, his pupils turned a light brown.

Hearing the question, he looked over and said with a smile, “Gao Yang, are you not cold like that?”

The other person wore a loose sports vest, under which were shorts and tight knee pads.

“It’ll be hot in a while.” Gao Yang dribbled the basketball twice, urging Wen Yu, “No matter what, the basketball court in the West will wait for you. Change your clothes quickly and don’t skip!”

Watching him walk away, Wen Yu knew that this guy must be cold. He looked at the dazzling sunshine and thought about how there was no class in the afternoon and he could play basketball.

When he arrived at the basketball court, Gao Yang had already pulled a team together and was warming up. When Gao Yang saw Wen Yu trotting over to pat him on the shoulder, he smiled and said, “I thought you wouldn’t come. Today, we’ll play with the trade class. Here, Ji TianTian is watching. Don’t lose face.”

“Ji TianTIan?” Wen Yu asked.

Gao Yang laughed, “Good friend, if we win, I’ll repent and invite you to dinner.”

Wen Yu thought that he would not have come if he knew it was because of this, but he could not run now. Several of those in the trade class were over 1.8 meters in height. 1 They were wearing vests and short sleeves and their arms were bigger than his, and the leading ones were laughing loudly.

“Are you sure you can do this? Giving up now, aren’t you? Stop bothering Ji TianTian in the future.”

“TianTian is not yours. Today, the winner will have the final say. It’s annoying to look at your face.” Gao Yang was also angry.

Wen Yu’s eyes swept to the side. Ji TianTian’s two friends were making a scene. Ji TianTian blushed. Seeing this, Wen Yu looked away and felt bored.

The game had begun.

Wen Yu was 1.79 meters tall, thin, white, tender, and delicate looking. He didn’t look like he had ever played basketball. Gao Yang had looked down on him before and planned to put the ball in Wen Yu’s hands. So he grabbed the basketball and handed it to Wen Yu. Wen Yu swindled the other side with a fake action, crossed the court with his straight long legs in several steps, raised his wrist, and threw the basketball from the three-point line.


“In! Three points!”

His teammates clapped hands with Wen Yu, and the leader of the trade class snorted, “That was just luck, come again!”

After that, Wen Yu scored another two-point goal. The trade class started paying attention to Wen Yu, and the result was that the whole game was aimed at guarding against Wen Yu.

Wen Yu was going to dunk since he had a good jumping ability. He had a light figure as he went on his tiptoes and made a high jump. He dribbled the basketball to the basket with his hands. If he scored another one, he could finish the game. Suddenly, there was a shadow behind him.

“Be careful, Wen Yu!”

A powerful force vibrated through his bones from the collision. Wen Yu fell from a high altitude, the basketball in his hand bounced away after being shoved. He flew towards the gate. He didn’t know if he was too dazzled by the basketball in his hands, he didn’t realize he was obviously pushed by someone after the initial shove.


He fell to the ground and then he saw who hit him. He was the leader of the trade class, who was as strong as a cow. Wen Yu’s face paled, his hands were scraped and he pushed away from the other person, frowning. 

Gao Yang ran over, pushed the leader, squatted down, and said, “Where are you injured? Legs? I’ll carry you to the infirmary. Ah, are you worrying over your habit of cleanliness at this time?”

Gao Yang didn’t wait for Wen Yu to speak. He wanted to pick Wen Yu up, one hand on his arm, the other about to touch Wen Yu’s thigh.

“Don’t touch me.” Wen Yu’s voice was nervous. Realizing this, he paused and said, “I’m okay. Just help me up.”

Gao Yang rolled his eyes, let go of Wen Yu’s arm obediently, and said, “You look nervous. Like you’re a girl dressed as a man. Okay, fine, I’m kidding. I’ve never seen anyone as serious as you with your obsession with cleanliness…”

Fortunately, it was just a sprain.

Gao Yang handed some cream to Wen Yu, “Here, you apply it yourself. Otherwise, it’ll make me look like I’m eating your tofu.”

“Thank you.” Wen Yu looked down and whispered, “I’m just not used to being too close to people, you know.”

“I know. You moved out just after your freshman year.” Gao Yang yawned in his chair, thinking of what happened just now, and said, “It’s really shameless that these people have their hands in the shade behind their backs. But just now, it’s strange how when the cow hit you, you changed your angle when you were about to fall, or you might not have gotten away with just a sprain.”

Wen Yu thought of the basketball that was pushed away, and his hands applying the medicinal cream stopped.

“Forget it, I’ll take you back first.” Gao Yang sighed.

For their first year in University, everyone had to live in the dorms. Wen Yu moved out as soon as he entered his second year of University. However, the dormitory bed he used was still reserved for him since they were allowed to rest at noon. 

The room he rented was in the residential building opposite the school. It was clean and tidy and not like a place where a university boy lived.

Gao Yang saw the clean and sparkling floor and smiled, “I know why you moved out. Every time you go back at noon, everyone must clean up randomly.”

“I’m not that much of a clean freak.” Wen Yu was sitting on the sofa, “You can take anything out of the refrigerator if you want something to drink.”

Gao Yang impolitely took a bottle of water and then remembered that his bag and coat were still on the court. He quickly said, “I’ll go back first. Go to bed earlier. If you have anything you need,  call me. You’re welcome.” He left in a hurry.

Only Wen Yu was left in the room.

He had just played basketball and was sweating, now a cold wind blew over his skin. Even being inside caused his short sleeves to stick to his body and he was very uncomfortable. Wen Yu stood up, pain radiating from his ankle, causing him to hiss out a breath, and so he balanced his weight as he made his way to the bathroom.

The glass in the bathroom was covered with water vapor and drops rolled down it in streaks. Wen Yu’s thin and white body was just a blur behind the glass.

Wen Yu quickly washed off the foam on his body. When Gao Yang’s hand touched his thigh, he was disgusted. After a few minutes, it was rinsed clean. He wrapped up in a bath towel and lifted his feet. The glass door was pushed open and the ground became wet.

Under the bright warm light, the newly wrapped bath towel fell down, which was normally hidden was clearly visible, and shone between Wen Yu’s legs.

In addition to male characteristics, his body had another one, which belonged to women.

There was an invisible presence sitting on the ground and watching Wen Yu. Wen Yu was afraid that he was being watched by someone, so he quickly pulled the towel back on and bolted out of the bathroom. Then he left.

What Wen Yu didn’t know was that behind him, the invisible presence, a tall man had been looking at his back.

With love in his eyes.

Different from the self-confident and sunny boy who was often seen outside, Wen Yu frowned at this time, and disgust shone in his eyes.

The tall man stood at the door, gazing at Wen Yu, who was changing clothes beside the bed.

Wen Yu, wearing his pants, seemed to have noticed something. Looking at the door, there was no one there.

“Strange.” Murmuring, Wen Yu picked up the medicinal cream beside him and spread it on his ankle again. He thought of the basketball that had suddenly deviated, and how he felt someone was watching him after he had just bathed.

But he was the only one in the room.

His ankle was bruised and swollen, and the color against his clear, white skin was bright and offsetting. Wen Yu rubbed it gently with a cotton swab, hissed, and exhaled in pain. His eyebrows were wrinkled, and his eyes were full of tears. He was afraid of pain from a young age, so everything seemed to cause him more pain than for others. 

When the tall man at the door saw such a Wen Yu, there was also a smile in his cold eyes. This stupid boy, the medicinal cream must be applied with heavy hands to get the desired effect. Now he seemed much more delicate than before. He was a friendless man and could almost see no resemblance.

Wen Yu was too lazy to cook his own dinner after spraining his ankle, so he ordered a takeout. The TV in the living room showed his favorite cartoon. He ate and watched it while holding a takeout box of rice. After a while, he began to feel better. The tall man sat beside him and watched Wen Yu the entire time.

This child was as sensitive and forgetful as before.

At about 10 o’clock, Wen Yu was sleepy. He cleaned up the living room, limped to the bed in his slippers, touched his ankle, groaned, and moaned in a low voice. He carefully placed his feet on the bed and fell asleep after playing with his mobile phone.

There was a deep depression in the bed and the tall man was in the room. He sat by the bed and looked at Wen Yu, who was sleeping. The man’s eyebrows were too sharp to hide, his eyes were deep, and his nose was high. Just sitting there, his oppressive aura drifted out, causing those around him to feel awe. Wen Yu seemed to be aware of it, turned over, moved his ankle, and frowned, then slowly opened his eyes.

“Sleep.” The man’s voice was low.

As soon as he finished speaking, Wen Yu, who was dimly beginning to open his eyes, fell into a deep sleep again.

The man retrieved an ointment out of thin air. He looked at the white, tender, and delicate feet on the bed, more and more set off by the ankle bruise. His eyes were dark, with a little anger on his face as he squeezed the ointment on the palm of his hand. After warming it up, he slowly covered the bruised ankle.

The sleeping Wen Yu ground his teeth in pain. The man saw it and gave a low chuckle, but he didn’t stop his movement. He rubbed the cream evenly and looked down carefully. A thin white mist touched Wen Yu’s ankle along with the cream.

At eight o’clock in the morning, Wen Yu got up, stretched himself, and lifted the quilt to get out of bed.

After washing and brushing his teeth, he went to put on his socks and found that something was wrong. The swelling from his ankle had gone down last night. He moved his ankle; it was flexible and free. He had no pain. If it wasn’t that his skin had a layer of red marks, it would have been the same as not having sustained an injury.

“That medicine worked.”

Remembering that the doctor said three or four days would be the recovery time, he did not expect it to heal in a single night.

In the morning, when Wen Yu arrived, Gao Yang had saved him a seat and asked him, “How is your foot?”

“The medicine you bought is good. It’s better.”

“Alright.” Gao Yang said, winking at Wen Yu, “Ji TianTian is in front.”

Wen Yu took out his textbook, muted his mobile phone, and asked, “You like Ji TianTian?”

“I don’t like her very much, but she is a beauty. A feast for the eyes. Don’t you like her looks?” After Gao Yang finished, he thought of something, and then he took Wen Yu’s arm and said, “Did you hear? I heard that the man surnamed Niu who bumped into you yesterday broke his leg on the side of the road last night. This is also a talent. His leg broke after he tripped over the curb. I would have paid him a visit to beat him up… “


The author has something to say:

Wen Yu is full of small curly hair and is a delicate sensitive uke.


Addis has something to say:

So here is a new novel for you all. This one is pretty short at only 25 chapters. Its release schedule is now at one chapter every other day and will be on opposite days of Cubs. That means chapter two will come out in 24 hours, but chapter three will not be out for another 48 hours.

Let me know what you all think about this novel. Comments keep me running, so make sure to be nice to me. 😀

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Translator Notes:

  1. 5’9”  Statistics has reported that the average height for an adult male is 69.1 inches (175.4 centimeters), or roughly 5 feet 9 inches.


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May 20, 2020 9:44 pm

I’m liking this! A delicate use with both sex organs…paired with a powerful, mysterious, hot, hypnotic (cough, cough) sexy seme with patience. What’s not to like? The mpreg is coming! Can’t wait!

May 20, 2020 9:44 pm

Thank you! I love these books you all find.

May 20, 2020 10:52 pm

I’m hooked 🎣 seems really interesting..
Thank u so much for this new release

Started reading at 11.15am 21/5

May 20, 2020 11:06 pm

Hmmm… Looks interesting. a very promising idea. I like this type of characters, a delicate, young uke with special characteristics paired with a mysterious, powerful and loving seme, totally my cup of tea. Looking forward to more, because the opening chapter was great!
Aaaaaand the cow got what he deserved! Say whatever you want, I bet that was the mysterious seme’s doing. If he can heal a sprained ankle within one night, breaking a leg that tripped over a curb is nothing.

Thank you for the chapter and starting a new novel!!!

May 21, 2020 3:35 am

Seems interesting, I’ll be waiting for the next chapters. Thank you for the translation! 😊👍

May 21, 2020 8:29 pm

Wen Yu has a ghost stalker?!! That’s a little disturbing… but I really wanna know who is that being and how did he know Wen Yu and is so devoted to him.

Thanks for the new novel!!!

May 22, 2020 4:12 am

It’s my second read about a hermaphrodite; the first one left me traumatised(?), but because I believe in your choices, I’m going to read it~
Thanks for your hard work~ jiayou!!

May 30, 2020 9:26 am

Looks promising and I trust you…. so, here we go again, let’s have fun. Thanks for sharing and for all the hard work 🙂

June 4, 2020 1:12 am

I like short novels, 25 chapters are good for, thank you Sir Addis. The first chapter is rather mysterious..

June 6, 2020 9:54 am

Thank you for the chapter.
promising start

June 12, 2020 12:12 am

Something new to read..thanks again!!

June 13, 2020 4:06 am

Uwaaaah!!! I like it!

June 17, 2020 4:31 pm

Already loving it! Seems so interesting, thank you for your work!

June 18, 2020 6:09 am

Au WuW… Wen Yu just like a little kitten.. ♥️♥️♥️ thx u for your hard work ExR~

July 4, 2020 6:41 pm

I’m liking this already
Can’t wait for the rest
Thanks for Translating

July 7, 2020 2:36 am

Wow. The story look interesting. Thank you for translating.

December 23, 2022 11:04 am

Liking it so far. The mysterious invisible man with healing ability is drawing me in❤️ thank you☺️

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