It was the first time that Han Xuan Hao found a man even more refined and beautiful than himself. In a flash, his gaze locked onto the lethargic youth standing beside his body, who was fixedly sizing him up with narrowed eyes. His robe was tattered and the color was somewhat faded, yet it didn’t diminish the youth’s imposing manner one bit. It made him appear especially dazzling instead, like a brilliant sea pearl, with a splendid noble air, unrestrained to the highest extent. But it wasn’t the man’s appearance that surprised him the most, it was his eyes.
The black eyes of the man squatting by his side shone as if they had stars that had fallen from the night sky in them. So deep yet detached, one couldn’t see the bottom. His pupils were bright and clear, while a little indifferent. It was as if no one within this world could enter his eyes. At this moment, Han Xuan Hao suddenly wished he could appear in those pair of eyes.
The next moment, Han Xuan Hao wondered whether he was going insane, why would he have such thoughts? He was an extremely selfish person, when had he ever felt like this for someone else? Han Xuan Hao nipped the preposterous thoughts in the bud. But once the peaceful without a ripple ocean in his heart had been disturbed by the wind, how would it not have a mark left behind?
“Wanna live?” Shang Wuxin looked at this male who was even more beautiful than a woman. She had seen many handsome men and beautiful women within her lifetime, but seeing such a person, whose sex couldn’t be easily distinguished, was a first for her. Shang Wuxin didn’t know what her own appearance was like, but she believed that if this man was a woman, he’d be known as the number one beauty under heaven.
But once Shang Wuxin returned to the crown prince residence and saw her own face, she would drop this notion…
Han Xuan Hao looked at the crouching man. The man’s expression lacked the slightest emotion, as if he was observing something dead. Han Xuan Hao couldn’t deny that, if he provoked this odd man, he would definitely get killed. Normally, he would be fearless, but not now. He simply wouldn’t be able to evade the next strike.
“I must live!” Han Xuan Hao proclaimed as he watched the man by his side. The pain made him fight from slightly creasing his brows, he couldn’t let it show. Since that man’s disposition was too strange, he still didn’t know whether he was an enemy or a friend.
Shang Wuxin’s lips slightly curved. It was obviously meant to be a smile, yet it didn’t seem like one at all. She observed the man on the ground appreciatively. He had skill, willpower, and the ability to read the mood. She was aware that if she wanted to hold onto the position of Crown Prince, she needed to have useful people at her command. Though this person was a very good candidate, Shang Wuxin wasn’t arrogant enough to believe she could subdue him. This kind of man was aloof, and wouldn’t be tamed.
However, even if he couldn’t be tamed, it was still possible to make use of him. Shang Wuxin knew he may enter a cooperative relationship with her, but not a friendship. Why? Because she was very clear that while he looked like a delicate bewitching demon, he was actually very cold-blooded and ruthless. Such a person could not become a friend. Moreover, Shang Wuxin disdained the word “friend”.
“I can help you.” Shang Wuxin roughly examined the man’s wound, finding out that he hadn’t only received this extremely serious internal injury, but there were also bruises of all sizes on his body, with some of them affecting the muscles and bones. If he wasn’t treated as soon as possible, he’d suffer repercussions later in life if he was able to survive this. Han Xuan Hao felt his own severely wounded body, and took a look at his surroundings. Then he once again glanced at the youth who seemed like he was waiting for an answer, but it was obvious the youth didn’t care much for what his answer was. While he had clearly said he could help him, it seemed just as likely he could also kill him.
“Conditions? What do you want me to do?” Han Xuan Hao asked, smiling as he looked at the youth. The smile made Han Xuan Hao’s face even more enticing. Whether men, or women, it would be rare to find someone, who could resist this kind of appearance, yet he’d never used his own face as a weapon before. Today he needed to, but regretfully, the seemingly very young adolescent remained unmoved by his breathtaking appearance. If Han Xuan Hao wasn’t certain that his face had no injuries, he might have doubted whether or not it was disfigured. He used to feel disgusted by the infatuation people had because of his appearance. The majority of the people who had seen his stunning looks, had been dealt with by him. Yet now he was hoping this man would feel moved by his appearance, even though he himself couldn’t understand why he wished for that.
Admiration flashed through Shang Wuxin’s heart, that man was indeed very clever. There was no free lunch under heaven, the man obviously understood this principle very well. Tsk, it was a real pity. If such a person became her subordinate, he could definitely become her right-hand man. But this much was good for now.
“You’ll do three things for me.” Shang Wuxin said indifferently, but killing intent rose within her eyes. If he refused or made a fake promise, she would immediately end his life.
Han Xuan Hao saw the look in the man’s eyes. He had to decline. Due to his own former temperament, he had to decline, since he couldn’t allow anyone to threaten him or have a leverage over him. But only this one time, he didn’t refuse. He sensed that if he did, he would not only throw away his life, but also lose out on something.
“Within the extent of my abilities, within the scope of what I find acceptable!” Han Xuan Hao spoke in his lofty, cold manner.
“Good!” Shang Wuxin’s eyes sparkled intensely.
Notes: Originally edited by CrisTeasha, but when I was organizing my drive, I accidentally deleted the edited doc (among others T_T). Still, she spent her free time helping me, so credit should be given. The edit you’re reading now was done by Lili, who’s currently helping me with this novel.
Only the starting chapters are this short. They get lengthier with time. (free vs. vip chapters lol)