461. Both of Them Couldn’t Sleep
Time flew. It was winter.
Long Huan was ten years old.
Shi Manchuan was seven years old.
Long Xiaoyuan and Shi Qingzhou had seven-year itch and eight years of fighting, and now they had been married for almost ten years.
However, an accident happened on this day.
This accident was caused by the annoying Huhe Huangcheng.
After several years, Huhe Huangcheng finally paid off his debt to the Tianlong Dynasty.
Therefore, he personally came to Tianlong Dynasty.
Over the years, the relationship between the three kingdoms was very good.
Especially Tianlong Dynasty and the Eastern Darkness, they were so close that they seemed to be in the same boat.
Now, the Emperor of the Eastern Darkness was Fang Shuoyang. He made vigorous efforts to build a strong country, and he didn’t have any concubines. The crown prince had been confirmed. He was Emperor Zhou’s youngest son, only nine years old this year.
He was only a baby when he was raised by Fang Shuoyang and Xu You.
After Emperor Zhou passed away, the youngest prince was crowned the first prince and now he was the crown prince.
The relationship between Fang Shuoyang and Xu You was also very good.
They came to Tianlong Dynasty once or twice every year, and every time they would stay for half a month.
It was the same this year.
Unexpectedly, Huhe Huangcheng came as well. It was fine that he came, but he brought a beautiful dancer.
The dancer was a man to be offered to Long Xiaoyuan.
Of course, Long Xiaoyuan did not dare to accept the gift.
No, he didn’t want to accept it.
However, Huhe Huangcheng was cunning. He offered the gift in Golden Palace.
In addition, he even brought the repayment of the year. If Long Xiaoyuan refused, it would be too rude.
Long Xiaoyuan decided to take the gift, as he thought he would send the dancer away later on.
However, he got himself into trouble.
After he took the dancer, he had to put him in the palace for the time being.
To his surprise, the dancer was good at calculating.
In a short day, he had bumped into Long Xiaoyuan many times.
And he accidentally fainted in front of Long Xiaoyuan many times…
In the end, he almost sprang onto Long Xiaoyuan!
Shi Qingzhou was cross.
He left the palace.
Long Xiaoyuan was anxious, so he rushed after Shi Qingzhou.
However, Shi Qingzhou stayed in the general’s mansion, reluctant to go back. Long Xiaoyuan resorted to many methods, but he didn’t succeed!
For this reason, Long Xiaoyuan was about to explode.
In the end, Long Xiaoyuan had no choice but to send his son to ask Shi Qingzhou to go back.
Therefore, Long Huan took the task.
Long Huan was only ten years old, but he looked like he was twelve or thirteen, as he was strong like a teenager.
He looked like Long Xiaoyuan, but he looked like Shi Qingzhou as well.
In other words, he possessed the calm air like Shi Qingzhou.
He didn’t look like a ten-year-old child.
Long Xiaoyuan felt a sense of disappointment, as the soft and cute baby was gone.
When Long Huan arrived at the general’s mansion, he was welcomed earnestly.
He was the crown prince, the future Emperor! They took him seriously.
Long Huan was premature.
But Shi Manchuan’s education was a failure.
Both Shi Qingshan and Shi Qingzhou were serious, but Stony was as naughty as a monkey.
He was always getting into mischief. However, he was good at martial arts and lightness techniques at such a young age, and ordinary guards couldn’t catch him.
Besides, this child somehow was spoiled, and he loved to cry.
He was totally different from when he was a baby.
If he got caught, he resorted to only two methods.
Crying and saying sweet words.
If they hit him, it was useful for a while, but it didn’t take long for him to go back to his normal self.
He was simply not afraid of beating.
Until now, he was afraid of Shi Qingzhou only.
When Shi Qingzhou hit him, he meant it. He didn’t care that was his brother! He hit him the way he hit a criminal.
Thus, Shi Qingzhou was the only person Stony was afraid of.
Shi Qingshan kept saying it was a mistake to have this son.
Madam Shi disagreed with him and said that perhaps the midwife gave them the wrong baby.
Anyway, apart from the face, Shi Manchuan didn’t behave like a Shi with his exuberance
Long Huan was welcomed in the mansion. Before he reached the backyard, something like a cannonball rushed into his arms. He was used to it, or he was prepared.
Therefore, Long Huan wasn’t knocked down, straightening up instead.
“Stony, you’re naughty again.”
Long Huan helplessly looked at the boy who threw himself into his arms.
“Brother Long Huan, are you here to see me?”
Stony’s voice was soft and pleasant.
Long Huan stroked Stony’s head. “No, I come for Empress Father.”
Shi Manchuan shivered. “You’re here to see Big Brother? Why? He is so scary that I dare not go near him.”
Long Huan frowned. “Empress Father is not scary at all. You are afraid of him because you have done something bad and angered him.”
Long Huan puffed up his cheeks, and Shi Manchuan poked at it. “Brother Long Huan, you don’t change at all. When you are angry, you puff up your cheeks.”
“Stony, be serious. Otherwise, I’ll be angry.”
“Alright, I’m wrong, okay?” Shi Manchuan apologized.
Long Huan glared at him, “I’m going to see Empress Father. Are you going?”
“No, no.” Shi Manchuan shook his head vigorously.
“I’m not going!”
Long Huan glanced at him and left.
Shi Manchuan pursed his lips. “Brother Long Huan is not fun anymore!”
As he spoke, he ran away.
Long Huan went to Shi Qingzhou’s courtyard.
Long Huan was very courteous. He stopped at the courtyard gate.
“Empress Father, I come to pay my respects.”
Shi Qingzhou heard him in the courtyard and knew his intentions. He pursed his lips.
Long Xiaoyuan actually asked his son to come.
He was a little angry, and happy.
In fact, Shi Qingzhou knew that he was making a fuss of nothing.
However, he couldn’t control himself.
Ten years had passed, and he was not young anymore, even though he didn’t look much different from ten years ago.
Even though Long Xiaoyuan had only him.
However, when another man appeared, even though he knew that Long Xiaoyuan felt nothing, he had an uneasy feeling when that man appeared.
He didn’t even want to stay there.
Therefore, he ran away from the palace.
Shi Qingzhou didn’t want to think about these annoying things. He said lightly, “Come in.”
Long Huan entered the yard.
“Empress Father, how are you doing?”
Shi Qingzhou glanced at him indifferently. “Why are you here?”
Long Huan paused before replying. “Emperor Father asked me to find a way to get you back. If I fail my task, he asked me not to go back.”
Shi Qingzhou’s face darkened.
Long Huan said, “Empress Father, Emperor Father is worried about you. Please go back with me.”
Shi Qingzhou answered flatly, “No.”
“Go now.” Shi Qingzhou waved impatiently.
Long Huan shook his head stubbornly. “No, I won’t go back unless you go back.”
Shi Qingzhou sneered. “Are you threatening me? Good. It’s a pity that you come to the wrong person. If you don’t want to go back, don’t do that. Go out.”
Long Huan lowered his head. “Yes. I’ll be off.”
After Long Huan left, Shi Qingzhou became even angrier.
He felt angry when Long Xiaoyuan was in front of him, but when Long Xiaoyuan was not with him, he was still angry.
That night, while Long Huan was sleeping, a small figure crawled into his bed.
“Brother Long Huan, Big Brother must have bullied you, right?”
“You don’t have to call me brother. You are my senior,” Long Huan said seriously.
“I like to call you brother. That’s great.”
“As you like.” Long Huan was in low spirit.
“Brother Long Huan, are you unhappy?”
“I am not happy because Empress Father doesn’t go back with me.”
Long Huan said lightly. He turned over and wrapped the blank around himself.
Shi Manchuan said, “Brother Long Huan, don’t worry. Big Brother will go back with you sooner or later. He’s the Empress. What are you worried about?”
Long Huan said grumpily, “Of course I am worried. That is my Empress Father.”
“That’s my big brother,” Shi Manchuan said indifferently.
“That’s different. If Empress Father doesn’t go back, Emperor Father will be unhappy. I hope both of them will be happy.”
“Forget it. Don’t talk to me. I want to be quiet.”
“Brother Long Huan, do you dislike me? I’m so sad.”
Long Huan said, “Don’t make a fuss.”
“I’m not making a fuss. Brother Long Huan, you dislike me!”
“You do. You think I get in your way. Brother Long Huan, you just hate me!”
“I really don’t. How shall I convince you?”
Shi Man rolled his eyes. “Can you massage my back?”
“And my legs?”
“Don’t go too far.”
“Okay.” Shi Manchuan was a little disappointed.
It was late at night, and the two children fell asleep. However, sleep eluded both Shi Qingzhou and Long Xiaoyuan. How could they sleep? They were used to each other’s temperature and smell.
It would be strange if they could sleep without each other.
Long Xiaoyuan muttered, “Qingzhou.”
He had never imagined that he would miss someone so much in his life.
Long Xiaoyuan didn’t know that while he was lovesick, Shi Qingzhou was missing him.
This was how humans were. For the two people who loved each other, it was a sweet torture.
Sometimes the two people who loved each other were not sane.
It made sense…