After Luo Ning returned to the palace that night, he was directly stopped by Major General Carroll, the captain of the Royal Guard. Just as he was feeling puzzled, he saw his father walking in front of him and asking with a smile, “Luo Ning, where have you been so late?”
Luo Ning lowered his head and hesitated: “Go, went to buy two books.”
Caesar turned on his portable brain and zoomed in on the headlines to show him: “This photo is familiar to me. Is it to you as well?”
Luo Ning forced his composure: “Father is usually so busy, why are you paying attention to the gossip and scandals in the entertainment industry?”
Caesar said: “Because father thinks the person in the photo is a bit like you. The books he is holding are the two books you are holding now.”
Seeing that the plan was successful, Luo Ning immediately pretended to be terrified after his stage was dismantled, and quickly hid the books behind him, saying, “Father is joking, how could I have been with a big star in the entertainment industry and gotten photographed by the paparazzi, maybe it’s just a coincidence?”
Caesar raised his eyebrows and said, “Stop pretending, is the person you like Qin Yize?”
Luo Ning’s ears turned slightly red. His head was down and he didn’t speak.
Caesar said: “Because of his special status, you made up a story about falling in love with a netizen?”
Luo Ning was silent for a moment, then he mustered up his courage, looked up at his father, and said earnestly: “Father, Yize is a very popular star after all, I don’t dare to be with him directly, and I’m also worried that you won’t be able to accept his identity as an actor, so I lied to you that the person I like is someone I met online… I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to lie to you, Yize and I are indeed dating.”
The second prince’s expression was too sincere, Caesar looked carefully for a long time, but could not see anything wrong, so he said warmly: “No matter what identity or background he has, as long as you like him, I won’t break it up. The key question is…” Caesar paused, looked at his son deeply, and said in a low voice, “Do you really like him?”
Luo Ning nodded immediately: “Of course. Yize is erudite and talented, has a gentle personality, and is very caring and tolerant towards me. We have a lot of topics in common together, and I really like him. So, Father, don’t please introduce me to other Alphas. I don’t want to see them at all.”
The last sentence was the key.
Caesar smiled slightly: “Bring him to show to me. Don’t worry, I won’t embarrass him.”
Luo Ning was ready, so he agreed: “Okay, father emperor.”
That night, Luo Ning sent a video to Qin Yize, smiled in a good mood and said, “You’re done, my father wants to see you.”
Qin Yize said, “What do I need to prepare?”
Luo Ning thought about it carefully, it would really not be good for Yize to come to the door empty-handed for the first time. If he wanted to make a good impression on father emperor, he naturally had to “bring what he likes”. After pondering for a while, Luo Ning came up with a good idea and said, “My father likes to collect oil paintings of various eras, you can bring him a painting. As for my mother, he recently fell in love with drinking tea, if you can give him a set of jade tea set, that would be great.”
Qin Yize asked, “What about you? I have to bring you a gift too.”
Luo Ning said, “Of course my favorite… you know.”
Qin Yize smiled: “Well, out of print books, I will prepare these tomorrow.”
Luo Ning said: “Send me your account number, and I will transfer the money to you.”
Qin Yize couldn’t help laughing: “No need, we have already allied, as long as the plan is successful, it doesn’t matter how much money is spent.”
Hearing him say this, Luo Ning also deeply felt the same – this time as long as the elders on both sides could be stabilized, let alone spending a little money, anything was worth the price.
Three days later, Qin Yize prepared gifts and officially went to visit the palace.
He deliberately chose a dark suit and put it on, with a low-key striped tie, his shoes were spotlessly polished, and his hair was rearranged. In front of his “lover’s father”, he couldn’t dress too casually.
Luo Ning took Qin Yize to the backyard of the palace and there they saw a child practicing martial arts from a distance, and his movements were very standard, Luo Ning introduced him: “That is my youngest brother, called Luo Sheng, he is rather naughty.”
Just as he was talking, Luo Sheng walked over to this side and asked suspiciously: “Second Prince, who is this?”
Luo Ning said generously: “His name is Qin Yize, and he is my boyfriend.”
Luo Sheng’s face immediately wrinkled, and he stared at Qin Yize with a hostile expression: “Boyfriend? He doesn’t deserve you!”
Luo Ning was a little embarrassed and looked at Qin Yize apologetically: “He is a child. Don’t take it to heart.”
Qin Yize smiled slightly, squatted down and looked into Luo Sheng’s eyes, and said in a low voice, “Your brother is indeed very good, but I’m not bad, I will definitely be sincere to him, treat him well and do my best to take good care of him. You are still young, and you will understand when you grow up. As long as two people truly love each other, their identity and background are not a problem.”
Luo Sheng was stunned for a while, but he was unexpectedly greeted by the firm gaze of Qin Yize and he became a little frightened.
Qin Yize entered the role very quickly, Luo Ning couldn’t help but praise his acting skills. At this moment, a deep voice suddenly came from behind: “His Royal Highness Second Prince, Your Majesty asked you to take Mr. Qin to the parlour to find him.”
It was Major General Carroll, the captain of the Royal Guard, and behind him stood two platoons of tall officers in pure white uniforms holding guns in their hands. Once someone did something unfavorable to the princes, they may become ghosts in the next second.
It was the first time that Qin Yize saw the Royal Guard up close, and Qin Yize felt a lot of pressure in his heart, but he maintained his composure and demeanor on the surface and walked into the living room with Luo Ning under the solemn escort of the guard.
This small parlour was usually used by His Majesty to secretly receive some officials. At this time, His Majesty and the Queen were sitting on the throne, drinking tea in a leisurely manner. The fleece under their feet was spotless, and the room was completely quiet.
Luo Ning stood in front of the two and introduced with a smile: “Father, this is who I told you about, Qin Yize.”
Qin Yize immediately bowed politely: “Your Majesty, Queen.”
Lin Yuan opened his eyes wide. After carefully looking at the young man in front of him, he thought to himself: My son has good eyesight, this young man is quite handsome!
On the other hand, Caesar had read a lot of related reports about Qin Yize in the past few days, and he was already familiar with Qin Yize’s face, so he pointed to the seat next to him, and said lightly, “Since you are someone Luo Ning likes, you also don’t need to be so restrained in front of us, just sit.”
Qin Yize took the initiative to take out the gift he brought, and said respectfully, “I heard that Your Majesty has a lot of knowledge about oil painting. Your Majesty, I don’t know if you will like it.”
What he brought was a colorful oil painting, depicting a scene of a royal birthday party, with very realistic details, from a well-known painter more than 500 years ago. The painter had long since passed away. This painting had been sold for tens of millions at auctions. Qin Yize used such a big hand that even Luo Ning was shocked.
But Caesar was the emperor after all. Seeing such a precious painting, his expression remained calm. He smiled slightly and said, “Thank you, you really have heart.”
Qin Yize then took out another gift: “I heard from Luo Ning that the queen loves tea very much, so I bought a tea set for you.”
This was not an ordinary tea set but made of high-quality white jade. The value of one cup exceeded that of the most expensive white jade jewelry. Lin Yuan liked it very much when he saw it, and said with a smile, “You are so sensible that you brought us gifts!”
Qin Yize said politely, “It is how it should be.”
Lin Yuan pointed to Qin Yize who was carrying another carton: “What is this?”
“This is for Luo Ning.” Qin Yize turned his head and looked at Luo Ning tenderly, and said, “This set of books was published a hundred years ago and has been out of print for a long time. I heard Luo Ning was looking for it before. I found a way to search all over the country, and I was lucky to find it.”
Luo Ning excitedly hugged the book: “Great, this is my favorite, thank you Yize.”
Qin Yize said softly: “Don’t be polite to me.”
One of them had gentle eyes, the other was full of joy, they were both looking at each other affectionately, and them showing their affection in front of their elders was quite realistic.
Caesar smiled lightly, and said, “Yize, you’ve tried so hard to prepare gifts for us. It seems that you really like Luo Ning, right?”
Qin Yize did not hesitate: “Of course, otherwise I would not have been able to summon the courage to meet your majesty.”
Caesar said, “Luo Ning is my favorite second prince, won’t you feel pressured because of his status?”
Qin Yize glanced at Luo Ning and said: “Although Luo Ning is the second prince, in my heart, he is just Luo Ning, the lover that I want to protect and cherish. When I met him, I didn’t know his identity as a prince, and what I liked was just him. It has nothing to do with his identity.” Qin Yize turned his head and met His Majesty Caesar’s gaze calmly, “Your Majesty can rest assured, I have enough confidence to take care of him.”
Caesar nodded in appreciation: “Then okay, I’m ready for your marriage. Another day, I will meet your parents to discuss the details of the wedding.”
Qin Yize: “???”
Luo Ning: “??????”
Both their backs stiffened at the same time—
This is not the same as the plot you said!
Fortunately, Luo Ning responded quickly enough, and immediately said: “Father, this is the first time we met, why did you start discussing the wedding?”
“No matter how nice one sounds, it is not as reliable as actual actions.” Caesar smiled, his eyes suddenly sharpening towards Qin Yize, as he emphasized every word, “Since Yize said he likes Luo Ning very much, then take practical actions to make him your legal lover, cherish him, protect him—and the best way to protect a person is to marry him, right?”
Qin Yize: “…”
Why did His Majesty play his cards completely out of common sense?!
Caesar stared sharply at Qin Yize and said, “Why, have you never thought of marrying Luo Ning?”
Qin Yize couldn’t say: I didn’t think about it, we are just acting.
But facing His Majesty’s sharp eyes, he could only bite the bullet and say: “Of course I want to. It’s just that His Royal Highness, the second prince, has a noble status, and I can’t wrong him, so I will discuss with my parents about the wedding, make good preparations, and try my best to make it a grand event…”
Caesar smiled and said, “Don’t worry about that, I’ve already prepared Luo Ning’s wedding.”
Luo Ning: “????”
Father was looking forward to sending him out of the palace this much.? Was he even ready for the wedding?
Luo Ning quickly calmed down and persuaded softly: “Father, Yize and I like each other, but after all, marriage is a big deal, so we can’t be too hasty. We want to get along for a while and cultivate our relationship.”
Caesar smiled: “You can get along with each other in an upright and open manner after marriage, isn’t it?”
Luo Ning’s mind turned quickly, and another reason came to his mind: “Qin Yize is a star in the entertainment industry after all, and now is at the peak of his career, if he suddenly got married, it would hurt his popularity very much, and I don’t want Yize’s career to be affected because of me. So, let’s delay the wedding for two years…”
Caesar interrupted him: “Then get the certificate first.”
Qin Yize: “????”
Luo Ning: “??????”
Caesar smiled slightly, looked at the two and said, “Don’t you like each other very much and want to be together? Luo Ning, as a prince, always goes out of the palace in the middle of the night to date people, and the influence is not good, it is better to hurry up to register and get the certificate, then royal father will hold a secret wedding for you, and you can officially live together in the future, and you won’t have to worry about dating in private and being photographed by the paparazzi.” Then he paused, looked at Qin Yize and said, “Yize, what do you think?”
Qin Yize: “I…”
I really can’t refute!
What is “playing with fire”? This is a living example!
T/N: As you know, this is a ABO world, so LN’s mother is also a male, but since it is creating confusion, I would be using female pronouns for him….
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