Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The pair of guards disappeared in front of him. It seemed that they were going to change shifts. The baby looked around again with vigilance. Then he crawled out of the bushes that were hiding his body and looked around again a few times. He quickly stood up, and his body, like a gust of breeze, swayed to the bottom of the huge tree.
Looking up at the huge tree with the huge crown on its head, the baby put his hands on the tree trunk, and then a ray of light flashed in his big round eyes. His originally round body disappeared, camouflaging into the surrounding environment. When a new batch of guards arrived for their shift, they did not notice that a little guy had slipped up the tree trunk leading to the palace under their own eyes.
Ye Shao opened his eyes, rested and accumulated some strength. He was ready to make one last sprint. Even though the hope was very slim, he did not intend to give up any chance. Ye Shao sat up from the bed wearing a blue robe on his body, which made his complexion look even paler.
Standing up barefoot, Ye Shao’s cold eyes looked at the slightly open door of the room in front of him, and walked past expressionlessly. On his way, he felt that his thigh seemed to have walked into something, as something directly hugged it; something soft and warm against his leg.
“Momm- no, Daddy! Baby missed you so much…” A soft voice of a child entered Ye Shao’s ears, and the originally transparent small figure in the room gradually reappeared.
Ye Shao was surprised to see the soft little figure holding his thigh. Baby? How come he’s here? If he is here, does that mean Long Yuan is here too?! The thoughts in Ye Shao’s head spinned with a bunch of questions. Finally, he reached for the baby’s arms around his thigh, lowered his voice and said, “How did you get in?”
The baby blinked his eyes a few times, “Baby climbed up from below! Baby didn’t let any bad guys find out!” Baby said puffing out his small chest high, big round eyes looking at Ye Shao, clearly waiting to be praised.
Ye Shao pulled the baby to stand behind him and went to the door, looking around outside, “Did Long Yuan bring you here?”
“Dad is not far away from here. Daddy, baby is one step ahead of dad. Isn’t Baby awesome” The baby’s chest puffed and snuggled his chubby little body against Ye Shao’s embrace.
Long Yuan came here as expected, and Ye Shao’s gaze, which was cold from his long stay here, finally showed a warm light. But what made him curious was how Long Yuan found this planet, which, after all, was not under the jurisdiction of the Empire. Although he heard the news from the baby, he still had a lot of questions in his heart. He still held back his tongue. After all, the baby was still young so he wouldn’t have any answers for him. Plust, the most important thing now was how to get out of here.
If he was still alone, even if he failed, at most he would just be thrown back to this room. But with the baby along with him. If they were to be discovered, the baby’s origin would attract their attention. If he couldn’t ‘handle’ them properly, they would know Long Yuan was hiding in a place not far away ready to rescue him. That would disrupt Long Yuan’s plan.
At that thought, Ye Shao lowered his head and down at the baby, who was holding on to his hem with two fleshy hands. “Does Long Yuan know that you came here?”
The baby cowered when the chilling words Long Yuan flashed at the back of his head before he violently destroyed the communication device.
Ye Shao looked at the baby who didn’t answer, so he stretched out his hand and cupped the baby’s chubby cheeks coldly. “Did you sneak out?”
The baby immediately looked at Ye Shao with tearful eyes, “Wuwuu, Daddy… You’re hurting Baby… Wuwu, Baby was just worried about Daddy! Baby came to save Daddy now. Isn’t Daddy happy?” He initially thought Ye Shao would embrace him happily, but so far none of the scenes of praise appeared. The little baby whose face was pinched red still didn’t understand why his Mommy was upset. Instead, he had an angry look on his face. (>_<)
Now Mommy was angry too. Dad was angry too, and he said he would beat Baby’s buttocks really hard.QAQ As things stand now, w-would Baby’s future be tragic?
As soon as the baby recalled Long Yuan’s tone at that time, his small buttocks tensed again. Wuwu, should Baby run away from home for a while after rescuing Mommy?
Ye Shao looked at the frightened and depressed expression in the eyes of the baby when he pinched his face. He could not help but feel angry and amused. He pinched the baby’s cheek once more before letting go. Ye Shao remembered that Baby suddenly appeared in front of him without revealing himself. If the baby’s ability can conceal another person, maybe he could use this method to leave here with Baby!
At the thought of this, Ye Shao’s eyes showed a glimmer of light. Just as he was about to ask the baby, he sensitively heard the familiar sound of light footsteps coming from the other side of the corridor. Ye Shao immediately picked up the baby and walked to the bed. Then he whispered, “Hide quickly. Don’t make any noise. Hurry!”
The baby also felt an unfamiliar scent moving towards this side, so he simply concealed his body, and then snorted before hiding in the semi open bathroom.
It was not that he didn’t want to hide in other places, but the room was very empty. There was no other place to hide except the bathroom and the couch bed in the middle of the room.
The white figure came to the door and stood looking at the weak person lying on the couch bed, but as soon as the latter heard his footsteps, he looked at him with cold eyes. The golden eyes flashed with a little interest. No matter how many times he failed, there was no sign of giving up in his eyes. It would have been fun to just keep him around besides for the sake of giving birth to his own heir.
But it was a pity that having an heir was what he wanted most. As for this little thing, he could only feel sorry for him. A look of pity flashed in his gold eyes before it turned cold again, mirroring Ye Shao’s.
Seeing Ye Shao still lying in the room obediently, the white figure turned around to leave. But at that moment, he seemed to feel a trace of another scent in the room. A trace of doubt flashed through his golden eyes. The slender figure turned back and stepped into the room.
Ye Shao looked at the King who had turned and was ready to leave. Then he suddenly turned back again. Ye Shao could not help but let out a little flash of panic in his eyes. But it was only for a split second, and then he quickly concealed it back in the deep of his eyes.
The King stood at the door of the room and quickly scanned around. There was no hiding place here. If someone was hiding, he could see it at a glance. There was no change in the room, no one was hiding, but the strange feeling did not disappear.
A little doubt flashed in his golden eyes. Then he walked towards Ye Shao and leaned down slightly, his eyes narrowing a little. “I don’t know what you are up to but I will be strengthening my surveillance on you from today onwards. I won’t leave your door unattended like now anymore. It will be a very important day for me in a few days, and I will not allow any slip ups.”
Ye Shao’s face did not change, but the light in his dark eyes flickered.
The King finished this sentence, stretched out his finger and held Ye Shao’s pointed chin. “If you are obedient, after you give birth to my heir, I will let you die without a trace of pain, but if you go against me again, I will make you die in agony.”
The King scanned the whole room again before turning around and left.
Soon after, two rows guards lined up outside Ye Shao’s room, who closed the door coldly.
The baby carefully walked to Ye Shao’s leg, then pressed against Ye Shao’s trouser leg and whispered, “Daddy… is it because of Baby? That’s why Daddy can’t leave now?” When he hid in the corner of the bathroom, he could see that the terrible uncle was looking for him. That was why the uncle sent so many people to guard his Mommy’s door.
Ye Shao reached out and patted the baby’s head. “It’s not because of you. Even if you didn’t come, he would do the same these days.”
“Okay. Baby will run away with Dad.” Holding his little hands together, the baby said firmly.
Ye Shao reached for the baby’s head again and did not speak.
Ling Yun took Long Yuan and the others to take advantage of the night and the cover of trees and bushes, and slowly snuck to the periphery guarded by the guards. At this time, there was no star in the night sky. Even the moon was hidden behind thick clouds. It was pitch black all around, except for the faint light from the hands of those patrolling guards ahead.
Long Yuan hunched over and hid behind a half-man high bush. His eyes starred in front of him with a blue glow. After the fire had made another turn into a corner, he raised his hand and a flash of light glowed in his hand.
A moment later, there was a sound of footsteps in the distance.
“Who’s there?” The flames ahead suddenly became chaotic. After a slight pause, the two rows of flames quickly moved in the direction of the sound.
Long Yuan stood up immediately after the two rows of flames left. Behind him, a large group of people who had been hiding stood up and quickly jumped out of their hiding place, running towards the direction of the giant tree in the middle of the forest ahead.