Chapter 42: Consort
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
After that, Long Yuan made Xuan Feng follow Ye Shao all the time. Even when he went into the room to sleep, Xuan Feng would follow him and circle the carpet beside his bed several times, as if choosing a spot. Then he would put his head on its front paws and twitched its little triangular ears, its round eyes staring at Ye Shao’s direction without blinking.
It seemed that it wanted to keep an eye on every change with Ye Shao, so it could react immediately.
At 6:30 in the morning, the first ray of sunshine sprinkled on the figure lying on the wide bed. With the warm golden sun, the skin of the slender figure on the bed looked more fair and smooth. His long eyelashes moved, and Ye Shao slowly opened his eyes.
After waking up, he got out of bed promptly and changed into his military uniform after quickly washing up. However, when he put on his belt, Ye Shao frowned slightly. He didn’t know if it was his illusion but his waistline was a little bigger.
But after feeling it and finding nothing wrong, Ye Shao put the matter aside.
A few days later, Ye Shao felt his waist again and lifted up his shirt in front of the mirror. His expression suddenly changed. He saw that his originally slender waist was now plumper. Since he was originally very thin, it was not obvious when he put on his military uniform, but who knew whether his stomach would become even bigger in the future.
Ye Shao pursed his lips. Xuan Feng stood behind him with four claws and looked at him for a long time. “Little Ye Shao, what’s wrong?”
“Nothing.” Ye Shao lowered his head and tucked in his shirt back into his uniform trousers. It seemed that he must go find Long Yuan now. II his stomach was really going to get bigger, he couldn’t walk around the palace freely like this anymore. At least now that it was not so obvious, but he must solve this very likely problem as soon as possible.
Ye Shao loosened the belt buckle by a little and put on his black military coat. Fortunately, this was not the one he was designed to wear by Long Yuan when he just came to the palace. If he had gained only a little weight, he would have been able to wear that one. But after putting on this suit, an outsider couldn’t see that his belly was already rounder.
Even though he was feeling a little anxious, Ye Shao still neatly smoothened his uniform before leaving the room.
At this moment, Long Yuan was eating in the dining room. When Ye Shao opened the door of the dining room at the end of the long corridor, Long Yuan was drinking soup with a silver spoon. When he saw Ye Shao, he put down the silver spoon in his hand and looked at Ye Shao with dark eyes. “Why are you a little late today? Come and have a meal.”
Originally, as Ye Shao, he was not qualified to sit at a table with His Royal Highness, the prince of the Empire. However, Long Yuan did not let him eat at any other place after he authorized him to sit at the same table with him.
After a glance at Ye Shao’s unusual expression, Long Yuan frowned and thought for a moment, then motioned to the bodyguards and maids standing around and said, “You’re all dismissed for now.” With that expression worn by Ye Shao, there must be something wrong with the alien species in his stomach.
In the eyes of others, Ye Shao looked the same, wearing the same cold expression on that beautiful face. But it took Long Yuan just a glance, he could instantly tell the look on Ye Shao’s face was slightly different from usual.
At the same time, as Long Yuan gave the order, the maid and servants quickly and quietly left the dining room and carefully closed the door.
“What’s the matter? Is there something wrong with the one in your stomach?”
Ye Shao nodded, as if he was thinking about what to say. Then he went to Long Yuan’s side, simply grabbed Long Yuan’s hand and placed it on his stomach. His long eyelashes fluttered like butterfly wings, and his pink lips opened a few times, but he still couldn’t say it. In the first two months of his pregnancy, there was no change to his stomach at all. How could he have known that now…i-it was going to swell up all of a sudden?
He did not reject the existence of the baby, but regarding the possibility of looking like a pregnant woman with a big belly; he still could not accept it, and even started to feel anxious.
And his stomach would be obvious, and would capture other people’s attention.
“What’s going on?” Long Yuan felt Ye Shao’s stomach several times and asked.
“I don’t know.” Ye Shao’s gaze fell, “But if this continues, I can’t possibly roam around the palace anymore.”
“Do you want me to permit you to leave the palace?” Seeing that Ye Shao nodded, Long Yuan’s eyes flashed. Then he reached for Ye Shao and tried to pull him onto his lap.
Ye Shao was startled and wanted to withdraw from Long Yuan’s arms, but he was pulled even more vigorously into Long Yuan’s fiery chest.
“Why can’t you be obedient for once?” Long Yuan kissed Ye Shao’s chilly cheek and said, “I said you can only stay by my side. I want to see you give birth to the thing in your stomach.” He touched Ye Shao’s stomach, and then he thought of something. He suddenly chuckled. Then he gave Ye Shao a few kisses on his nape. “Why not take this opportunity and come live in my chamber, eh? Then I can see you in person every day.”
“Let go of me first. It’s against the rules, besides your consort, only your Royal Highness can live in the prince’s chambers. What do you mean I should live there too?” Ye Shao’s cheek was flushed, but he couldn’t escape Long Yuan’s embrace.
He didn’t know if it was because of the growing stomach. Ye Shao felt that he was as sensitive as an ordinary pregnant woman. He tried to keep a calm look on his face, but at the mention of the consort, his expression became sullen. The man holding him was one of the most noble existences in the Empire, and his consort must be a noble as well.
“Naturally, only my consort can live in my chamber.” Long Yuan looked at Ye Shao’s expression, which was obviously gloomy. He could not help but kiss Ye Shao’s cheek, then turned his face and kissed his lips. “I said that you are the most important person to me. Ye Shao, the consort of my choice has always been you.”
Ye Shao only felt that his heart beat several times faster, and the cold look on his face disappeared. His face was so red that he even forgot to struggle. Even his brain was blank. He could only submit to Long Yuan’s kisses.
What did Long Yuan mean? Was he going to make him his consort?