Chapter 51: Trouble Brewing
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Ye Shao looked around, quickly crossed the trees and flower shrubs and walked to the opposite corridor. The closer he was to the man with short brown hair, the more uncomfortable he felt in his heart. Ye Shao stared at the back of the man with short brown hair for a long time. Judging from his back, he was an ordinary man. Why did he feel such uneasiness in his heart?
Ye Shao glanced at the man’s back again. He still didn’t find any difference between him and the others. He strode in front of the guard leading the brown haired man and asked, “Where are you taking him?”
As soon as the guard looked up and saw that it was Ye Shao, the expression on his face immediately became somewhat respectful. Compared to a mere guard who could only guard the periphery of the Imperial Palace, Ye Shao could serve His Royal Highness, the Prince. His status was incomparable with his own. Moreover, since it was rumored that Ye Shao might become the prince’s consort, his expression became even more respectful.
“I am going to take Lord Beck to meet His Majesty.” Said the guard, bowing.
“Is that so?” As he inquired, Ye Shao had his eyes on the brown haired man who was following the guard. Seeing that Ye Shao’s eyes moved towards him, Beck raised his head and gave a gentle smile to Ye Shao. The light in the pupils of his brown eyes, which was the same as his hair, was warm and elegant.
“Chief Ye, you have been looking at me. How can I help you?” The soft male voice was like a gurgling stream, as serene as his looks.
Ye Shao looked at Beck a few more times, and finally withdrew his gaze. “Nothing. It’s just that Lord Beck looks a bit like an old friend of mine.”
“Really?” Beck’s smile was gentle again, and his brown pupils looked at Ye Shao with a warm light. “Then, after I have met with His Majesty, I will find time to have a good chat with you. But now that I am in a hurry to see His Majesty, I will say goodbye.” Beck bowed to Ye Shao, then passed by him and said to the guard who had brought him, “Please continue to lead. Don’t let His Majesty wait long.”
“Yes.” After saying goodbye to Ye Shao, the guard took Beck and continued to walk forward.
Ye Shao stood in the same place, looking at the two people’s back, the uneasiness in his heart becoming more and more intense. He stood there for a moment, quietly following the guard around the corner in front of him with the figure of the brown haired man who made him uneasy.
In any case, he had to confirm why he was so upset about the presence of this brown haired man, which seemed to indicate that something bad was about to happen, but he had no evidence to prove that there was anything wrong with him.
After a long walk with the guard and the brown haired man named Beck, walking through a long corridor and a courtyard, they stopped in front of a tall white building.
Ye Shao stood behind a big tree, hid his body in the shade, and began to desalinate his existence to the greatest extent. He restrained his breath, and poked out his head to peep at the situation by the building.
The guard stood at the bottom of the stairs of the palace, turned and said something to Beck, then trotted up the steps, pushed open the heavy black door and entered.
Beck was standing in front of the palace stairs, quietly waiting to be requested, and so far nothing was wrong.
When the guard trotted out and went to Beck and said something, that was when Ye Shao thought he had misunderstood. Just as he turned to leave, he saw a thin black thing emerging from behind Beck, and quickly adhered to the back of the guard’s neck, the shadow quickly disappearing under his skin there. Ye Shao almost thought it was his illusion.
After being attacked, the guard’s body stopped in place, the expression on his face also became dull immediately, and his eyes quickly turned into an empty gray.
Ye Shao pressed his body close to the back of the tree trunk, and a trace of surprise flashed in his obsidian eyes. The thing from Bec- no, it’s very likely that this person was no longer himself – what was that black substance coming out from behind him?
The target of the thing from under Beck’s skin seemed like it should be the Emperor. Why would he control the guard? Did this mean there were other accomplices of this rogue who controlled Beck outside the palace?
Ye Shao wrinkled his eyebrows, and his sharp jaw tightened. He watched Beck’s movements closely, just like a leopard hiding behind a tree looking for opportunities to catch prey. His eyes did not blink. He watched Beck’s actions intently, his heart now beating slowly. His whole person seemed to be merged into the surroundings, not even his breath was noticeable.
There was a silver color in the guard’s eyes. The black shadow originally attached to the guard’s body extended. When a black head protruded from the guard’s body and was ready to head at Beck’s body, who was standing still not far away, a flash of light shone in Ye Shao’s eyes. He quickly took out the cross hilt of his lightsaber from his trouser legs. When he raised the handle, the lightsaber with a blue beam appeared in his hand. Ye Shao took several steps out of the trees and rushed to the elongated shadow.
When Ye Shao swooped over, the shadow had just moved halfway. Seeing that Ye Shao’s lightsaber was about to cut it, he immediately retracted back into the guard’s body. The pupil of the guard’s original silver light became brighter after the shadow had gone into him. The ‘guard’ turned his face and looked at Ye Shao without expression.
“It’s you?” His voice held a rare trace of surprise, because after he completely controlled a person, he could model that person’s movements to achieve 100% similarity, and it was impossible for anyone to suspect that the person had been controlled.
But the man in front of him showed a trace of doubt the first time he saw him. Although it was hard to see from his cold expression, Cang Huo could still see a little of this man’s thoughts from his attitude towards him and that trace of unnaturalness in his eyes.
Originally, he wanted to take over the emperor in the palace and let the guard under his control put all those who were waiting outside the palace with him in. After that, he was ready to find the man in front of him and control him. Anyway, this man was among the people he wanted to control, but what he didn’t expect was that this man would follow him here.
“Who are you?” Ye Shao pointed his lightsaber at the same cold faced guard in front of him without expression. His whole body was a little tense because of vigilance. As long as the person in front of him took action, he would make the fastest response.
The slender black shadow quickly peeled away from the guard’s neck and fell on the ground to form a figure.
Cang Huo raised his pale cheek covered by half long hair, and his silver eyes coldly looked at Ye Shao holding a lightsaber pointing at him. Since he had been found, a fight was inevitable. The sound of the fight would attract more people anyway, so he didn’t have to hide himself. In the body of others, he could not fully use his own ability.
Cang Huo moved his slender fingers, the silver light in his eyes flickered slightly, and the guard who had been standing beside him quickly ran out.