The Crown Prince I’m Raising Has Turned Evil - Chapter 14
The Most Unfortunate Male Lead in History
Ignoring the turmoil in her heart, for the sake of comforting the young man in front of her, she could only nod her head in affirmation with him.
But in fact, the statement accurately reflected how she felt in her mind. As she saw it, part of the reason that Tai Jue had become filled with wrath as he had was also partly her fault. If she was able to get to him earlier, he wouldn’t have had to endure all that pain and become so twisted in the end.
But at the same time, there was a little voice inside her head, telling her that this is not Tai Jue. They had literally grown up together, so she should have more faith in him.
As she had expected, Tai Jue ultimately didn’t pour the poison down the spring.
Tai Jue didn’t know Xie Lin Lang’s little prediction at this moment, but he was very satisfied with her answer. Just a moment ago his face was full of gloom, yet now there was a small smile on his face.
With an amused look, he asked, “So even if one day my hands are completely stained with blood and my existence becomes that of a devil…you won’t become scared of me?”
Xie Lin Lang blinked, gathering her thoughts back together again, and asked, “Why would I ever be scared of you? What are you gonna do, eat me?”
Tai Jie laughed again, returning to the friendly, approachable appearance he had. Seeing him like this, Xie Lin Lang couldn’t help but lean closer and in an attempt to persuade, she said, “You know, I won’t stop you if you want to take revenge. But revenge done precisely is the trend nowadays. How about I teach you a set of unbeatable martial arts instead?”
Hearing her speak, Tai Jue slightly raised his eyebrow in doubt. Xie Lin Lang was known for being very talented in many fields, yet he’s never seen her in action.
Being scrutinized under Tai Jue’s gaze, Xie Lin Lang couldn’t help but straighten her posture even more.
“Why are you looking at me like that? We grew up together, shouldn’t you be familiar with my abilities by now? All these years of traveling and roaming in all directions, I’ve managed to gather a lot of secret martial arts tricks! As long as you learn it well, you can stab as many people with a sword as you want in the future.”
Xie Lin Lang tried her best to create a temporary distraction for Tai Jue by putting forward the benefits of the ultimate end goal. Learning martial arts required enormous amounts of hard work and persistence, but it’s also a test of patience. As Tai Jue continues to learn martial arts, hopefully, his wrathful inner thoughts will become more restrained.
Xie Lin Lang secretly gave herself a thumbs-up for thinking so far ahead, however, when Tai Jue heard it, he only shook his head.
“My body’s attribute isn’t suited for practicing martial arts.”
He explained in a low tone, “I only found out a couple of months ago as well…the reason for my frail body since childhood wasn’t because I’m naturally weak, but because of a poison inherited through pregnancy.”
As he spoke, his eyes somewhat filled with disdain, “In other words, my mother was poisoned before giving birth and the poison was then passed on to me. The poison wasn’t potent, so it was hard to detect. Yet these types of poison are also the hardest type to cure. So I probably will never get to practice martial arts in this lifetime.”
Hearing this, Xie Lin Lang wrinkled her eyebrows. So the reason for Tai Jue’s weak body since he was little was because of poison? And was it because the poison was too faint that she failed to notice after all these years?
Well if it’s poison they’re talking about, then she does in fact have a solution for it. But before that, he would need to manifest Chi1 first.
Already having a plan in her head, she told him earnestly, “You don’t have a solution, but maybe Xiao Xi will have one. I believe that Xiao Xi can definitely find a way to cure you!”
But Tai Jue didn’t take her seriously. Xiao Xi had already examined his body in the past. Like all those other doctors, he hadn’t discovered the poison he carried since birth, so it’s even more unlikely that he’ll be able to find the cure.
At this moment, not too far away, a rapid explosion of fireworks suddenly appeared in the sky. Simultaneously, there was also another black colored firework soaring into the sky whose distance was even closer to them!
Tai Jue squinted his eyes, “Looks like they have us surrounded. As the waterway is heavily guarded and the people searching for us are also heading up the mountain, I’m afraid we’re out of options now.”
Who would’ve known that hearing him say that just made Xie Lin Lang giddier. With one hand on Tai Jue’s, she began dragging him into the ravine, letting out a breath.
“It makes me glad that you’re out of ideas. Just stop doing any thinking and you’ll be just fine following me!”
Tai Jue was already confused from being dragged around so much, then he heard her continue again while she continued facing ahead.
“Since I’m here for you, you don’t have to worry about anything. Because no matter what will happen, I can take care of it. It’ll be just like when we were little: all you need to do is to follow what I tell you, how’s that?”
Listening to her talk about the past, Tai Jue’s eyes slightly dazzled, as if he was also reminiscing the times they had been together.
“Then what if you’re not here?” He asked softly.
Xie Lin Lang paused for a moment thinking, then spoke with firmness, “If I’m not there, then just wait for me. I will be trying my absolute best to get to you as fast as I can and solve the problem.
I’ve already missed you once, but I will never make that mistake again. I also hope that you can restrain yourself and not slaughter the innocent, because I dislike it.”
Hearing her proclamation, Tai Jue’s heart skipped a beat.
Soon, they arrived at the ravine. There was a stream traveling through the ravine. It’s also because of this stream that WangJiang2 Prefecture is called what it is.
Tai Jue looked at the stream of water, confused, “I already said it before, there are sentries heavily guarding the waterway because water bandits had once broken into WangJiang Prefecture. That’s why security by the waterway is even heavier than on land.”
Xie Lin Lang nodded, continuing to drag him toward the waterway, while saying, “Don’t worry, the waterway does have troops stationed there, but we won’t be encountering them.”
“Why…didn’t you see the black smoke from earlier? That smoke wasn’t actually the assassins’ signaling light. It was from the flare that Xiao Xi had set off. And the thing that had been set on fire was, in fact, the Liu family’s home!
According to the map, the Liu family home should be very closely located to this stream of water in front of us. Once their house catches on fire, the troops will definitely put priority on extinguishing the fire out as soon as possible. That’s when we can take advantage of the chaos and leave the city without being detected; it’ll appear as if we had vanished into thin air!”
Tai Jue was astounded! So Xie Lin Lang had already thought of the whole escape plan even before Xiao Xi was sent to rescue the girl?
Xie Lin Lang immediately rolled her eyes when she saw him look at her speechlessly.
“You’re thinking too much. I didn’t really plan this far ahead. The reason I sent Xiao Xi to set the fire was because I wanted to teach the Liu family a lesson for you.
Who would’ve known that you would give my carriage away and expose us this early on! Here I was hoping to eat a decent meal in WangJiang before we return to the road again!”
The more she spoke, the puffier her face grew and the angrier her voice became.
Seeing her reaction, Tai Jue chuckled, “So then are we going to leave Xiao Xi here?”
“What other way is there? The whole WangJiang prefecture should be looking for us by now, what good would it do to stay any longer?
As for Xiao Xi, his fighting isn’t great, but his QingGong is amazing. Without us dragging him down, he can easily escape. It won’t be before long until he starts looking for us again!”
Tai Jue thought about Xiao Xi’s age. Remembering that he’s almost around the same age as them, he wanted to laugh again.
Who could blame a servant for being so multi-talented when his master is such a troublemaker?
As they kept talking about this and that, they successfully exited the city. Other than encountering a checkpoint with messy footprints scattered on the floor along the way, there wasn’t a single soul in sight. It seems like she was right about all the troops heading off to put out the fire.
Once they had left the city, Xie Lin Lang bought a horse carriage from a merchant passing by and continued taking Tai Jue down South.
Tai Jue asked her why she was in such a rush that she didn’t even wait for Xiao Xi.
Xie Lin Lang answered him with slight desperation, “Do you think your royal life is a joke? The Emperor only gave you two months’ time to get to Xiang City. If by the time two months is up and you still hadn’t arrived, then you’d be considered an escapee! One of the two months have already passed, so how can I not be in a rush?”
Just now, Tai Jue suddenly remembered the fact that there was a restriction order placed on him…He had to admit, when he’s around Xie Lin Lang, he tends to forget many things unconsciously. And sometimes even managing to forget that one thing––revenge.
Xie Lin Lang couldn’t care less about what he’s dwelling on now. As soon as she picked a conspicuous spot and left a signalling mark for Xiao Xi, she spurred the horse and continued down the road again.
As for the assassins that were still aimlessly looking all over WangJiang, not realizing Tai Jue had escaped right under their nose, she could only imagine how colorful Imperial Concubine Hui’s face would become after hearing about it.
On the other side, Capital City.
Layers of thick, gloomy clouds formed above the sky, looking as if it was about to snow again. At this time, a group of troops exited from one of the buildings inside of the imperial palace. They opened the palace door swiftly, with their heads held low, respectfully seeing the departure of a high-ranking government official.
After a brief moment, a flash of a purple royal Huafu3 suit appeared. A man wearing an imperial crown walked out of the palace…
He had a very handsome appearance. As he moved, a type of elegance and gentleness radiated with every movement of his body. Sophistication of this detail could only be cultivated from growing up in an aristocratic family. The person himself held a scholarly aura, making him appear amiable yet unapproachable.
After he came out, he quickly entered a maroon horse carriage. The imperial guards saw to it that he departed safely, and only until he left a distance away did the soldiers finally dare to stand up straight again.
Inside the carriage, a servant girl that looked very similar to Xie Lin Lang came forward. And with watery eyes, she passed forward a letter.
“Imperial Preceptor DaRen, this is a confidential letter from the Southern territories. It is about Xie Lin Lang, please have a look.”
1. 内力 [nèi lì]–sometimes known as Chi or Qi. The internal force required to activate Kung Fu techniques.
2. 望江[wàng jiāng]–literal meaning is “to overlook the river”.
3. Huafu is classified as a whole set of Chinese traditional outfit. Includes styles like Hanfu which is more commonly known.
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