Although His Majesty the Emperor’s desire to get married has never been so urgent, if it were really so easy to get married, Olympus would have returned about 100 years earlier… The Cabinet headed by Berlin obviously did not think favourably of Qin Yun, a commoner, as queen. Although he did not dare to defy Moschery’s decision openly, she took considerable action in private.
“Public opinion building has always been what the Cabinet is best at.” Chen Xiao was called back after Lin Dongliang’s leave of absence. The Cabinet also had strong opinions on Chen Xiao as a temporary out of nowhere Minister of Foreign Affairs stand-in as well, “You have to hire some water army1internet troops to sway opinions in the forums and social media to go to Universe 818…Or maybe try showing dynamic life images of the two of you?”
Moschery sneered, “Why should my wife be shown to others?”
Chen Xiao: “…I remember when your wife was still a low-level guide; he lived and ate under the same roof and went through thick and thin together with over a thousand sentinels …”
Chen Xiao: “Maybe even took a shower together…”
Moschery slowly pulled out the Dragon Scale blade with a murderous look on his face…
“I was wrong…” Chen Xiao raised his hand, “Qin Yun will only eat, live, bathe, and go through the thick and thin together with you only!”
Since deciding to get married, Moschery asked Qin Yun to move to the palace to live together. Old butler Ba Jin was as excited as if his daughter were getting married (…). He flew an aircraft to Qin Yun’s residence early in the morning to pick up the future queen back to the palace.
Qin Yun originally wanted to pack it himself, but unfortunately, the old butler firmly disagreed.
“Just sit down.” He made Qin Yun a cup of coffee and took out the cookies he had prepared early in the morning, “Leave it to me to sort out these things.”
Qin Yun couldn’t resist the stubborn old man, so he could only sit idly on the sofa in the living room.
Ba Jin chatted with him while sorting things, “His Majesty is in a good mood these days, and he even changed the bed sheets to white… Do you like white?”
“I’m all right with it.” Qin Yun asked with a smile, “What colour were his sheets originally?”
Ba Jin: “Pink, because His Highness Zhongyan likes it.”
Qin Yun: “…”
Ba Jin: “The lights have also been changed. Now they are all in the ink Chinese style.”
“…” Qin Yun: “So they were all glittering rhinestones, right?”
Ba Jin was surprised, “How do you know?”
“…” Qin Yun covered his face, thinking how could he not know about the heart of a sissy dragon!
When he was finally sorting things out, old butler Ba Jin dug out a broken bag from somewhere. When he was about to throw it away, an old letter shell slipped out of it.
Qin Yun bent down and picked it up. He opened it, took a look, and found that it was a letter from Bixi.
The adoptive mother had retained the ancient writing habit for a long time. Her handwriting was not as petite and elegant as her character but was simple and vigorous, and the ink almost smudges the back of the paper.
Qin Yun remembered that he had a quarrel with Bixi when he decided to go to the guide military headquarters. At that time, he was young and energetic, even admitting a mistake felt like losing to him. He knew Bixi had left him some letters, but he chose not to pay attention to it until it was forgotten. It wasn’t until today that he picked them up again.
Old Butler Ba Jin leaned over and observed Qin Yun’s expression, “Do you want to read it?”
“Ah…” Qin Yun came to his senses and nodded, “I will go read it.”
Ba Jin smiled, “Then I will help you load your luggage onto the aircraft. You can take your time to read it slowly?”
Qin Yun held up the letter and watched Ba Jin direct the robot across the yard, the sunlight spreading across the stone path in front of the door.
Bixi still habitually called him Little Rainbow Dash at the beginning of the letter. Qin Yun couldn’t help laughing when he saw it. He could almost imagine Bixi sitting under a lamp, writing letters with her delicate shoulders, silver hair flowing like moonlight—beautiful and serene.
“Little Rainbow Dash, you have always been my gentle and brave little guy.”
Qin Yun read the beginning, and he took a chair and placed it in the yard.
“I remember you staying in my arms at such a young age, not crying or making trouble as if you grew up overnight and could take care of me and my neighbour Grandpa Chen.”
Ba Jin loaded Qin Yun’s package onto the aircraft. He waved to Qin Yun from a distance, “Would you like another cup of coffee?”
Qin Yun replied without raising his head, “Thanks.”
“You still don’t know how to ride a horse even though you’ve grown so old, but it’s true that you’re very good at taking care of it. Do you still remember the little white horse you had before you were eight years old? It always followed you, was good and obedient.”
Qin Yun couldn’t remember when he had a little white horse. Ba Jin brought freshly brewed coffee, and the fragrance was so strong that it could be smelled far away.
Bixi continued in the letter, “I am always worried that you will be in danger if you leave my side, but I forget that you are already so big. In fact, it is not that you can’t live without me, but it’s me who cannot live without you.”
“You are like those horses running in the pasture, brave and fearless but gentle. You will leave my pasture one day and run towards a greater future. I just can’t bear to let you grow up and leave. What can I do? I was even worried that you would be covered in bruises and unable to be under my wings, but I forgot that you don’t need my protection in the first place.”
Qin Yun closed his eyes; his eyes were sore, and his fingertips gently touched the old edges of the letter paper.
Bixi ended the letter with this, “You are God’s mercy, my pride, my gentle and brave little guy. Don’t fear failure and pain. I will be by your side, forever loving you—Your Mom, Bixi.”
In the morning, Moschery was hindered by the cabinet, his face overcast with gloom. When he came out of the meeting room, he saw Zhongyan lying at the door, with two rhinestone-appliquéd Chinese knots hanging from his dragon’s horns.
“…” A vein popped out on Moschery’s forehead, “Why are you hanging these two things?”
Zhongyan shook its huge dragon head innocently, and the two tassels trailing to its nose rustled.
Moschery said patiently, “Do you think hanging two Chinese knots means you are Chinese?” He snorted mockingly, “Don’t embarrass yourself, you idiot.”
Zhongyan snorted, stretched out his paws to wash his face, picked up the tassels and shook them around.
“Stop messing around.” Moschery pushed its dragon face away in disgust, “No matter how beautiful you are, he can’t see you now.”
Qin Yun saw Moschery waiting at the entrance of the palace from a distance. He seemed to be in a hurry. He didn’t even take off his commander’s uniform and had a cloak hanging on his shoulders.
Moschery took off his gloves. He stood on the aircraft and stretched out his hand to Qin Yun, “Come here.” After thinking about it, he added uneasily, “Let Ba Jin take the luggage. Come over.”
Qin Yun: “…”
Because of the dark uniform, he couldn’t see it when he was far away. When he got closer, Qin Yun realised that Moschery’s right shoulder was almost completely wet. He thought for a while and understood what was going on. Dumbfounded, he asked, “Where is Zhongyan? Did you scold him again?”
Moschery couldn’t be bothered with Zhongyan’s spoiled and sissy personality. He pulled Qin Yun inside and said, “He didn’t even have Toothless’ life yet he have Toothless’ disease. It’s either acting cute all day or crying, and you treat it like a treasure. What’s the use of spoiling it?”
“…” Qin Yun looked at Moschery speechlessly as even his cloak got wet this time…
Moschery didn’t care at all. He took off his cloak and handed it to Ba Jin. He hooked his arms around Qin Yun’s neck and kissed his lips as if no one was watching.
“Arthur is coming for dinner tonight.” Moschery pinched the back of Qin Yun’s neck, “His guide is back.”
Qin Yun was startled, “Shen Zhuofan has gone back?!”
Moschery paused when he was about to continue kissing him. He narrowed his eyes dangerously, grabbed Qin Yun’s chin and shook it, “I never told you Shen’s full name. Shouldn’t you explain what’s going on?”
“…” Qin Yun said seriously, “This is actually a very long story.”
Moschery snorted. He stared at the other person’s expression for a long time. As if he couldn’t help it, he rubbed Qin Yun’s lips roughly with his thumb and muttered, “Anyway, I have time to listen…forget it, let’s kiss first. Let’s talk after it’s finished.”
Qin Yun: “…”
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It seemed that the little rainbow dash refers to My Little Pony’s Rainbow Dash
It’s also to be noted that Zhongyan is apparently trying to mimic the dragon Toothless in How to Train Your Dragon~
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