There is no instinct but reason
Now that the determination has been made, Kong Wuying and Kongbao head back to Mingguang.
Yes, that’s how they went back to Mingguang! Nothing happened on the road. Very smooth! It seems that the bad luck has come to an end.
After thinking about it, Kong Wuying decides to return to Daqing first. Although Xuan Wang was a bit annoying, in order to conquer Yeying, he needed power on hand. Daqing is undoubtedly the best choice at present.
Back at the palace, the guards are crying when they see Kong Wuying.
“Your Majesty, you… you are finally back. If you do not come back, we will all be killed by the regent!”
“Hurry up! Hurry up and report to the regent! Hurry up! You may have rescued the General Niu who was hanged today!”
Kong Wuying asks curiously, “A general has been hanged? Does it have anything to do with me?”
If he is implicated, it would be embarrassing.
Another guard shrugs. “It doesn’t matter. He was guilty of corruption. But Your Majesty is back! Maybe the regent is in a good mood, and maybe General Cow will not have to die too.”
Kong Wuying: “…”
Kong Wuying returns to the dorm with his Kongbao. After a short break, the regent who got the news, rushes in without even changing his clothes. When he sees Kong Wuying, he can’t help but hug him!
Kong Wuying slips away at the last moment. “Speak well.”
Xuan Wang calms down and says, “How can you say leave and just leave? Have you thought about how anxious I was? Have you thought about the people in Daqing?”
“Oh, never thought about it.”
Xuan Wang: “…”
Xuan Wang sighs and says, “You have come just at the right time. Princess Ru Yao of the Nanhai Empire will visit our Daqing tomorrow to discuss the marriage between you.”
Kongbao, sitting off to the side, crushes the tea cup expressionlessly.
Kong Wuying says indifferently: “Marriage? What marriage, how do I not know?”
“It was settled on the day you left. I originally wanted to discuss it with you, but I didn’t know that you were gone. The Nanhai Empire was anxious again, so I promised for you,” Xuan Wang says.
Even in the face of such a thing, Kong Wuying is still very calm. He takes a sip of tea and says lightly, “I won’t marry a princess, let this marriage be cancelled.”
“How can this be!” Xuan Wang frowns and quickly advises, “This is a big event for us in Daqing and Nanhai. Besides, Princess Ru Yao is the number one beauty in Nanhai. You should at least see her first.”
Kong Wuying shakes his head. “I’m not so shallow that I’d dedicate the rest of my life to someone who just looks nice. I’m still young and don’t want to get married.”
Kong Wuying is extremely practiced in saying this, and he used such speeches to stop the mouths of the old officials who asked him to marry concubines back in Yeying.
(The old ministers who have been slandered: You are so old. Are you not older than us? Still young, then what are we? Still toddlers?)
Xuan Wang advises, “You are not too young, it is time to marry and start a family. No matter what, Princess Ru Yao will come tomorrow. Please meet and talk about it first. No one will not be tempted by such a peerless beauty.” After Xuan Wang finishes speaking, he hurries away, as there are many things waiting for him to deal with.
There’s a humming sound, with a trace of resentment.
Kong Wuying continues to drink tea.
Another soft hum comes from the side, with a little dissatisfaction.
Kong Wuying drinks tea more exaggeratedly.
The humming becomes louder.
Putting down the now empty tea cup, Kong Wuying sighs. “You have something to say.”
Kongbao sits opposite the master, and questions the expression of the heartbreaker. “Master, do you really want to marry that princess?”
“I guess we’ll see.”
Kongbao angrily says, “Why don’t you reject him seriously?”
“I refused though.”
“The rejection is not strong enough!”
“…” Kong Wuying pours himself another cup of tea. “Kongbao, this is not your business!”
Although this sentence is short, it is enough to hurt people.
Kongbao clenches his fist: “But I like you!”
“What! Do you like me? I didn’t know …”
“Just kidding, I know. But what about that?” The people who liked him could line up and still reach the sea, Kong Wuying really isn’t affected anymore.
Kongbao insists, “Master, do you remember our bet?”
Kong Wuying scoffs. “And the murderer is not Kong San. Yeah, I remember that you lost.”
In the face of the cold and ruthless master, Kongbao breaks down. “Master, what am I to you, master?”
“A soul puppet, my child.” This question has already been asked and the answer is still the same.
Kongbao, who couldn’t get the answer he wanted, is annoyed and storms off.
That night, a drunk Kongbao comes. As soon as he stumbles into Kong Wuying’s room, Kongbao drops a pot of wine directly on the table and says with a smile. “Master, let’s drink… drink…”
Looking at Kongbao who was flushed red, Kong Wuying frowns. “You’re already drunk.”
Kongbao flops over his master’s shoulders and starts crying, “I’m sad, can’t I be drunk? Master… my master, have a drink with me.”
“Go and rest.”
“No… I want my master to take care of me… to drink with me… to drink!”
Kongbao entangles him unwillingly. It is very troublesome to grapple with a drunk, much less a drunk with a very high strength value.
In order to appease him, Kong Wuying has to pour himself a glass of wine. He has no intention of drinking, and only touches his lips a little.
And gets shitfaced drunk with one sip.
Early in the morning, when the first sun shines on the windowsill, a drunken Kong Wuying wakes in a daze. He pressed a hand to his head, feeling drowsy and extremely heavy with his hangover.
Yesterday… didn’t he just take a sip of Kongbao’s drink? Not even a mouthful, just a little bit, and actually got drunk. How strong is the wine of Kongbao!
What is this holding in his hand?
When Kong Wuying looks down and flips off the quilt… Kongbao is hugging Kong Wuying’s thigh.
This doesn’t matter. What matters is what are these messy things on the bed?
Kong Wuying’s movement also awakens Kongbao. He rubs his eyes and smiles at Kong Wuying. “Master, you are awake.” His face is filled with a happy smile, very different from yesterday’s sad and lost face.
Kongbao is simply challenging the endurance of Kong Wuying’s tolerance. “What the fuck have you done?”
“You should ask what you did.” Kongbao’s face flushes, as if the white clouds in the sky are stained with a red light by the glow of the sun.
Kongbao glances down, his long eyelashes casting shadow over his cheeks. Even him, he’s a bit shy about this kind of thing. “I was in a bad mood last night, so I went to master to drink. I never expected master to get so drunk when you just had a sip.”
Kongbao peeks up at Kong Wuying. “Master was so enthusiastic. You held me and kissed me, hugged me, and… and… oh.” Kongbao’s star-like eyes are full of expectation and caution. “Will the master… take responsibility?”
Hahahahahahahah! The master should believe this, right? With his sense of responsibility, he must take care of Kongbao, right!?
Looking at Kongbao blankly and expressionlessly, Kong Wuying says, “You said… I did that?”
“Yeah.” Kongbao whispers shyly.
What nonsense, Kong Wuying won’t believe a single word. “That’s impossible, I can never do this kind of thing to you.”
Kongbao’s self-esteem takes a hard blow. He strongly defends himself. “I know this is difficult to accept, but the facts are in front of you. Master is a man, even if you don’t want to do this kind of thing in your heart, but instinctively you can’t control it at all! If you recall it carefully, you might remember something.”
“No, no,” Kong Wuying denies immediately. “I have no such instinct, only rationality!”
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