Chapter 74 – You Know Who I Am (1)
Ye Mu had a relaxed expression on her face, but her heart actually felt troubled. Although she had threatened Yan Xu, strictly speaking, he still was a free man capable of making his own choices. As long as he didn’t choose to silence her, he would definitely help her with her request to save Mo Linyuan as soon as possible.
Only, she didn’t know if he could make it in time…
She thought of this as she lay on the bed caught in insomnia. She tossed and turned, unable to fall asleep.
But eventually morning came, and the fateful night finally passed. Ye Mu could only wonder fearfully: How did Mo Linyuan spend the night?
Then once dim sky had turned into a bright, azure, and inside the room, Official Liu had already lost half of his life. Since he did not allow any guards to approach him and specifically told them that he would not be attending court today, he was tortured all night, without anyone to save him.
Mo Linyuan sat by the table and looked at the pitiful Official Liu, who was tied up and kneeling painfully on the ground. He smiled and said, “Alright, I’ve had enough fun and have taken my revenge. It’s time for you to die…”
Official Liu, who was on the verge of death, suddenly straightened his knees and shook his head desperately!
“Mhm! Nhm!” Not death! He wanted to shout, but the ropes gagging his mouth stopped him from doing so. He would do anything Mo Linyuan asked, as long as he didn’t kill him!
Mo Linyuan sipped his tea, only revealing an unreadable gaze.
“What is it? You don’t want to die?”
Official Liu quickly shook his head. His eyes were bloodshot and tired, but deep down, he felt a deep sense of hatred! If he didn’t drive away all the people who were in charge of his protection, how could he be this unfortunate now?
It was all a careless act on his part, for him to lose his life in a moment of temptation!
Mo Linyuan shook his head and chuckled. “From the looks of it, you seem to be very unresigned,” he commented, getting up from his seat calmly.
“Do you know who I am?”
Hearing this, Official Liu looked at him imploringly. Wasn’t he just a slave? Who else could he be? he thought derisively.
Mo Linyuan did not say much. Instead, he turned his back and took off his robe, revealing his pale and skinny back. Official Liu did not understand his actions, but when he looked up, his pupils constricted.
This is…this is?!
On Mo Linyuan’s back, faint coiling, purple dragon could be seen! Every scale on the dragon was bright, vivid, and lifelike—as if it would come out from his skin at any moment! Moreover, this kind of tattoo would change according to Mo Lingyuan’s mood, appearing and disappearing.
In this current era, and in the whole land, only the crown prince of the Mo country had this kind of unique tattoo!
Born during a full moon, they had to go through the baptism of needles. Only a true dragon and the Son of Heaven could endure continuous pain. Thus, the identity of the person in front of him was very obvious!
He’s the Crown Prince of the Mo country?!
He knew that the disappearance of the Crown Prince of the Mo country had something to do with the Prime Minister of the Mo country. Even Ye Li himself wasn’t uware on what had transpired, nor why the Crown Prince had fled to another country.
Therefore, when Official Liu saw Mo Linyuan here, being ignorant to the matters of another country, he didn’t know that Mo Linyuan had escaped. He could only think that this was all a big conspiracy to capture the Yue country!
Could it be that the Mo country was about to start a war? His thoughts spiraled into chaos.
“The imperial family of the Mo country has decreed that for a crown prince to ascend the throne, he first must have outstanding achievements and be acknowledged by the everyone in the land before he can ascend the throne. Thus, I have come to this country in secrecy and hid within the general’s manor.”
Although what he said was a lie on his part, his words were very much true and a tradition of the Mo country. All successive generations of crown princes in the Mo country had done well; this was also the reason why the Mo country was more prosperous than other countries.
“So…don’t you deserve to die?”
After Mo Linyuan fixed his robe back, he looked down at Official Liu condescendingly.