How to Survive As a Villain - Chapter 142 - You Can Say Anything You Want, But I’ll Lose If I Don’t Know What You’re Thinking.
When Deputy General Chen woke up for the third time, it was already the middle of the night. Once he was conscious, and he was about to begin shouting again, Xiao YuAn covered his mouth: “Don’t scream, everyone’s sleeping right now.”
Chen Ge looked around the tent and found that the wounded soldiers lying around were sleeping soundly, so he had to bear the pain and groan silently: “Physician Xiao, your hand is too strong. After hitting me I’m afraid you’ve twisted my neck.”
Xiao YuAn: “You should be glad I stopped you from shouting just now.”
Chen Ge shrunk his neck and asked: “Physician Xiao, why aren’t you sleeping?”
Xiao YuAn’s eyebrows showed how tired he was, as he pointed at a young soldier next to him. The young soldier’s body was covered in cloth, looking extremely pitiful: “He has a fever, and I have to constantly change the wet cloth on his forehead to cool him down. I have to watch his progress.”
Chen Ge replied: “Physician Xiao, if you overwork yourself, His Majesty will feel distressed once he comes back.”
Xiao YuAn was stunned at first, but then he replied with a smile: “How did you find out?”
Chen Ge: “I’ve been following His Majesty for so long, and yet, I’ve never seen him get close to anyone. However, not only did you two ride a horse together, but he also invited you to his tent at night. That has never happened before.”
Xiao YuAn removed the cloth from the forehead of the young soldier, which was warm due to the body’s fever, and placed it in the basin with cold water: “Riding together may be because I saved his life. As for him asking to see me late at night, that may also have been because he felt pain from his wounds and called for me to check on them. Your two arguments are too far-fetched.”
Chen Ge’s eyes were wide: “Physician Xiao, His Majesty wasn’t injured to the extent in which he couldn’t stand, so he would never call a military physician to check on him. He would just get over it by himself! And, do you know how much he has changed ever since you appeared? He used to lead his troops to war, rushing to the forefront as if he didn’t care about his own life, hoping that Yama1 would take his life as soon as possible! Now, he’s taking care of his life!”
Xiao YuAn, who was rubbing the cloth in the cold water, became stunned at Chen Ge’s words. After a short while, he folded the cloth and put it back on the young soldier’s forehead: “Alright, alright, don’t speak about it.”
“No, I must say it. Otherwise, you won’t understand His Majesty’s feelings!” Chen Ge didn’t give up.
Xiao YuAn raised a smile, and with his hand, he gestured at Chen Ge that he would knock him out again, making Chen Ge shrink on the bed and shout: “I’m an injured patient! Injured!”
Xiao YuAn then pretended to wave his hand at him, scaring Chen Ge into shutting up. Once he saw that he finally had quieted down, Xiao YuAn asked: “You said that you’re afraid of pain, so why did you want to become a soldier?”
Chen Ge replied sheepishly: “In fact, I know that although I look big and strong, in nature I’m actually quite weak. But, you know that the Northern Kingdom attacked the Southern Yan Kingdom some years ago? My family was slaughtered by those bastards, and when they thought that I might’ve some strength, they wanted to capture me as well. At that precise moment, General Xue Yan saved me, so I have been following him ever since. Before, the only thing I thought about day and night, was about how to avenge my people; but now that the Northern Kingdom has been conquered by His Majesty, I feel less hatred inside of me.”
Xiao YuAn: “Do you hate the Emperor of the Northern Kingdom?”
Chen Ge slapped his leg: “I definitely hate him to the core. Damn, back then, when their iron cavalry trampled into our town and set it on fire, they didn’t leave any survivors! They’re a bunch of beasts, so all of the Northern Emperor’s descendents should’ve been fucking evil!”
Xiao YuAn then asked again: “Then, what do you think of me?”
Chen Ge replied: “Physician Xiao, you’re the most gentle person I’ve ever met! You’re so nice, no wonder His Majesty would be attracted to you!”
Xiao YuAn: “Damn, you’re a big pig’s hoof2!”
Then, Chen Ge was, once again, struck unconscious by the most gentle person he had ever met with a knife hand strike3.