Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
QC: Kirio and her coffee
The guards who patrolled the forest on time everyday gave up patrolling today. It’s extremely quiet there anyways, and there was no abnormality too. Moreover, it was an area close to the inner part of the palace. If someone really invaded, the outer protective barrier would have to be damaged. However, once the protective barrier was broken, an alarm would sound on the communicators of all the guards in the palace.
So they didn’t worry about the situation over there, but today, outside the grove, a slender figure flew in from the air. He flew straight into the forest and gradually landed on the ground.
After him, a man with short black hair in black military uniform came with a man on his shoulder. He had a dignified look on his carefully carved face. But his pale pink lip was tightly pursed. His obsidian pupils looked around from time to time, and his slender eyebrows slightly wrinkled.
Why didn’t he meet any guards along the way? According to the schedule of the Imperial Palace, a group of patrol guards would pass by the grove at this hour, but even when he looked far away, he could not find a figure.
It was so suspicious that Ye Shao stopped and looked at the lush woods in front of him. The fine sunlight peeked out from between the leaves, leaving a mottled light and shadow in the green grass, and there were also a few small butterflies flying in the grass between the colorful flowers above.
But there was no sound coming from the woods. After the man descended into the woods, the birdsong stopped like a mute button had been pressed. At that moment, it was silent. Everything around was quiet as if immersed in a vacuum, only the wind rustling through the leaves could occasionally be heard.
Ye Shao originally planned to follow suit and trail behind Cang Huo into the woods But it was a reckless move, according to the ability of Cang Huo, the shadow could appear and disappear. While chasing after him, he carefully paid attention to the surrounding land under his feet, and found no suspicious shadow. It only seemed that after Cang Huo had destroyed his communicator, he didn’t plan to attack him.
But even so, no one could guarantee that Cang Huo would not strike him suddenly in the battle.
Ye Shao put his hand on the necklace around his neck. After they returned from Alpha, the military department did not retrieve back his class A mecha. Now it was still sleeping in this necklace. He may be able to summon the mecha now. If an A-class mecha suddenly appeared in the palace, it would surely attract other people’s attention. Cang Huo won’t have a chance to attack him then.
His black eyes flickered with his thoughts. He put his hand on the necklace on his neck and was trying to summon the mecha. Beck’s body, which had been resting on his shoulder, suddenly moved, and his raised hand quickly attacked Ye Shao.
Ye Shao’s eyes twinkled. The arm that was holding Beck released quickly. He turned his body, and slipped free from under Beck’s arm. Then he lifted his leg and put it on Beck’s back, instantly pressing Beck’s body to the ground.
One arm of Beck was locked behind him by Ye Shao, and his legs were half kneeling on the ground. Silver light kept flashing in his pupils. His legs, half kneeling on the ground, tried to support his body and stand up, but Ye Shao suppressed all his actions with his leg.
Ye Shao stepped down tighter, but Beck suddenly became very strong. He overturned Ye Shao’s control on him. The silver light in his pupils covered his eyes. He quickly stood up and leaped at Ye Shao, who had staggered back two steps.
As soon as Ye Shao’s expression changed, he retreated to the side. Beck changed his direction and opened his arms to try and trap Ye Shao.
Although Beck was not armed, Ye Shao couldn’t take out his lightsaber and strike him down with one sword. After all, he was being controlled, and was also an official of the Empire.
Ye Shao’s brows arched up in doubt. His dark eyes were looking into the woods. The man was manipulating Beck’s body. But why was he only attacking him now, when all along he did not seem to have that intent? He had the opportunity to manipulate Beck to take him down when he carried him.
Ye Shao dodged Beck’s attack and thought of the possibilities in his head. What was the purpose of this mysterious man hiding in the woods?
Ye Shao grabbed Beck’s arm that swept at him horizontally. He then pulled Beck’s body closer with one hand, and turned to face his back at Beck. He then bent down at the waist, lifted Beck’s body onto his back, and flipped him on the ground!
At the same time, the thin shadow that was nowhere in sight came from his side. Ye Shao quickly pushed his hand against the ground and somersaulted forward to avoid the attack of the shadow.
The shadow hovered in midair. Its slender body twisted a few times and quickly moved towards Ye Shao again. Ye Shao warily watched the slender shadow that was as fast as lightning. He was ready to dodge again when the shadow was about to strike at him. But at this time, his ankle suddenly felt a sense of restraint. The feeling grew rapidly up his legs like fast-growing vines.
Ye Shao’s expression changed when he saw a black shadow as thick as chopsticks that came out of nowhere and had wrapped around his ankle. Now it has crept up to his thigh and was still winding upward.
He wanted to get rid of the black shadow that bound him, but its hold on him only got tighter. His arm was also entangled by several other shadows, and he couldn’t move at all.
The next moment the shadow twined around his neck, Ye Shao’s body fell limp as he lost consciousness.
Cang Huo stepped out of the woods, threw Ye Shao’s arm over his shoulder, and then carried him up. The silver eyes looked at the face of Ye Shao for a few seconds. He indeed was the heir of Her Royal Highness, the Princess. Even though he was still in the form of a human being and had not yet ‘awakened’, Cang Huo’s ability to invade a person’s brain to read and control their minds, was rendered useless against him.
But it was also because he had to awaken yet that he got captured so easily.
Cang Huo walked into the woods with Ye Shao in his arms. Now all he had to do was wait for the protective barrier to be damaged.