When Yue Zhan returned with a food container, he saw the little prince in the fish tank holding his fishtail with his back to the door. The back of the head of the little prince was moving, as if he was eating something.
Yue Zhan was startled and subconsciously thought: is the little prince so hungry that he is eating his own fishtail?
He hasn’t eaten for half a day and is already so hungry?
Yue Zhan’s face suddenly changed. He quickly put down the food container and rushed to stop it in three steps, “Your Highness, stop gnawing. The fish has been brought back…”
Yi Nuo was holding his fishtail, struggling to fight the little crab. Hearing this, he looked up at Yue Zhan with a puzzled face.
“That…” Yue Zhan’s expression suddenly solidified when he saw the seven or eight little crabs on the fishtail.
Yi Nuo remained silent for two seconds and then said, “Ah, there’s no hurry to eat. Now there’s something more important.”
As he said this, he let go of his fishtail, lifted it out of the water, shook the little crabs on the tip of his tail that refused to loosen their claws, and asked, “What’s going on?”
Yue Zhan: “…”
The two stared at each other for a long time, and then Yue Zhan looked away guiltily.
Yi Nuo: “…” What are you guilty of?
Five minutes later, Major General Yue, who did bad things with good intentions, grabbed the tip of the little prince’s fishtail and worked tirelessly to… remove the little crabs that refused to loosen their claws.
When the little prince knew it was Yue Zhan’s good deed, he raised his tail and commanded him, “Hurry up. It’s very tiring to hold up the tail. Be gentle. If you hurt it, the cut may become bigger and bigger in the future…”
Yue Zhan: “…” It’s really unreasonable, but… The little prince also looks incredibly good when he is angry.
Finally, he pulled away the seven or eight little crabs. With a sigh of relief, Yue Zhan asked the little prince how to deal with these ‘culprits’.
The little prince waved his tail and said without thinking, “Steamed.”
With the intention of ‘making amends for his mistake’, Yue Zhan personally carried the small crabs to the back kitchen of the canteen, washed them clean, and steamed them in a pot.
Then he took the steamed crabs and the dipping sauce carefully prepared by the chef back to the little prince to taste.
Yi Nuo didn’t need Yue Zhan’s help to eat crabs as his nails were quite sharp and better than the claws of the eight crabs Yue Zhan took out. After a while, he finished eating all the small crabs, leaving none for Yue Zhan.
When he finished eating, Yi Nuo felt a little embarrassed. After all, the crabs were steamed by Yue Zhan.
So, he touched his fish belly, opened his innocent eyes, and boasted, “It tastes good. Major General, you really have a talent for cooking. You can buy a few more next time, and then you can try it.”
Yue Zhan’s heart was as sweet as honey because of his praise. Yue Zhan’s eyes became soft as he looked at the little prince and said, “Okay, I’ll cook it for you next time.”
He said it as if he was really talented at cooking, forgetting that the chef prepared the dipping sauce.
Yi Nuo didn’t know this. After eating, he finally remembered the business and asked, “How did you deal with Zhang Yu…?”
The smile in Yue Zhan’s eyes froze; he didn’t like the little prince calling that name. He looked down and said, “This person has multiple identities in the Sea Country, the Empire and the Federation, which makes him extremely dangerous. What he said is half true and half false, so it’s unknown to which side he really belongs. I’ve ordered someone to take strict care of him. If His Highness wants to see him, it can be done at any time.”
Yi Nuo was a little puzzled, frowning in thought.
Seeing this, Yue Zhan’s heart sank, and he asked quietly, “Your Highness… Do you want to go back to the Sea Country with him?”
“How is that possible?” Yi Nuo was surprised and denied without thinking, “Who knows if what he said is true or false. What is the situation in the Sea Country? Is there any fight between factions? What if he just wants to deceive into becoming a puppet king? Besides, my grandfather and cousin are in the Empire, and I’m not familiar with the Sea Country.”
What should I do if I get scammed?
Although Zhang Yu said he also had his mother and uncle, he had never met them before and had no idea they existed. When he first learned the truth, it was like listening to other people’s stories, and it was difficult to have real feelings.
If there is a chance in the future, he may go to see those two people, but not now. Right now, he doesn’t know anything about the Sea Country. It was too dangerous to go there rashly.
Yue Zhan agreed with him very much, especially his comment on Zhang Yu.
“Then imprison Zhang Yu alone, as for the rest of the federal delegation…” A gloomy light flashed in Yue Zhan’s eyes, and he said in a dangerous tone, “They colluded with the Mei En family and plotted against His Highness. I don’t think they really want to talk about peace, so there’s no need to send them to the Imperial Capital.”
Yi Nuo blinked and said, “Then… send them back?”
Yue Zhan shook his head and said, “It’s too cheap to send them back. Since they dare to commit crimes in the Empire, they should be punished by the laws of the Empire and can be directly sent to the court. As for the Federation, I will ask His Majesty to let the Foreign Affairs department negotiate with the Federation and let it explain the matter.”
A delegation from a defeated country came to the Empire to negotiate peace without holding its tail between its legs, but also made trouble everywhere. Wasn’t this looking for death?
Yi Nuo agreed very much, hurriedly applauded him, and said, “Focus on judging the key points.”
Yue Zhan was happy in his heart that the little prince was satisfied, but then he heard him thinking—
[It’s better to convict them all to be coolies. I can’t bear the sins of these seven days in vain.]
Yue Zhan: “…” Where has it been seven days? Isn’t it just five days? Besides…
He glanced at the slender waist of the little prince from the corner of his eye. He quickly took back his gaze and thought incomprehensibly: The little prince obviously enjoyed it at the time. How can he now say that he was suffering?
Yue Zhan shook his head secretly. He didn’t understand the little prince’s duplicity.
Yi Nuo didn’t notice Yue Zhan’s distraction and continued, “Zhang Yu must be guarded carefully. He knows my identity. It would be bad if he revealed it.”
Yue Zhan nodded and said, “This aphrodisiac administration incident was planned by Mei En and the survivors of the Sea Country; the Federation is just a tool. Although Zhang Yu said that he didn’t participate, whether it is true or false, it shows there are differences within the Sea Country. At least one force is colluding with the Mei En family, and it may have intervened in the war between the Empire and the Federation.”
“Yes.” Yi Nuo thought so too, but when he mentioned Mei En, he remembered the secret letter the emperor asked the eldest prince to give him.
“Father emperor actually asked me to secretly investigate Mei En. Does this mean he is planning to deal with the Third Galaxy?” he wondered.
“Maybe he’s just trying to warn Mei En.” Yue Zhan speculated because he didn’t think the emperor dared to use force against the Third Galaxy.
Yi Nuo put his hand on his small chin, shook his head, and said, “No matter what the father emperor thinks, I’m afraid that the letter sent by the emperor…”
Even his grandfather knew its content, and it was estimated that Mei En also…
Alas, I’m afraid that the content of this secret decree is only unknown to the eldest prince who was responsible for delivering it?
Thinking of this, Yi Nuo and Yue Zhan looked at each other and shook their heads at the same time, deeply worried about the country’s future.
Fortunately, Yue Zhan had already begun to deal with Mei En privately. If nothing unexpected happens, Mei En will be very busy in the near future, and he may even lose his position as the head of the family. It’s estimated that he won’t have the energy to stare at the Blue Star.
After the discussion was over, it was time for dinner.
Yue Zhan brought a food container, and just after dinner, they smelled a familiar sweet fragrance and looked at each other.
In short, it was time to get down to business.
The next day, Yi Nuo floated with his white belly up and lay contentedly in the corner of the fish tank, basking in the sun.
In any case, apart from when he was doing it, it was difficult for him to turn into a human now. He could only temporarily put aside the messy affairs of Mei En, Zhang Yu, and the Federation for a while, and feel at ease as a small waste fish, waiting to be fed by Yue Zhan.
Now that he knows that when the seven days are over, he will be able to turn back into a human being and become a salted fish again, he won’t panic.
Yue Zhan was also very keen on raising a little mermaid. Every day he ran back and forth between the dormitory and the canteen.
His job was also quite simple. After feeding, he urged the little mermaid to bask in the sun and take a nap, feed after sleeping, sleep after feeding, and sometimes ‘sleep’ together…
The days of raising a little mermaid were boring and sweet.
After seven days of being a waste fish, Yi Nuo no longer needed to be doing it to change back into a human. After being able to transform freely, he immediately stopped staying in Yue Zhan’s fish tank.
After putting on his clothes, he happily stepped on the ground, went back to his room, rolled on the bed, and sighed with emotion, “It’s good to be able to walk on both legs.”
After sighing, he thanked Yue Zhan in his heart for these days. If he had been alone in his room, he would have died of hunger. The most important thing is that he couldn’t solve the estrus problem by himself…
Eh, wait, he seems to have forgotten something?
Yi Nuo hurriedly sat up from the bed, dangled his legs by the side of the bed, and raised his chin to think.
Two seconds later, he suddenly raised his head with a dull expression: where are the condoms and contraceptives, I asked Yue Zhan to buy?
He quickly got out of bed and ran to Yue Zhan’s room.
Yue Zhan was feeling lost facing the empty fish tank. When he saw the little prince suddenly come back, there was a hint of surprise in his eyes. But before he could be happy, the little prince grabbed him by the collar.
“Where’s the medicine?” Yi Nuo asked eagerly.
Yue Zhan was stunned for two seconds and then reacted. His expression suddenly became… a little indescribable? He even looked away helplessly.
The calm, rational and steady Major General Yue rarely showed this kind of expression. Yi Nuo had only seen this expression twice, once now, and once… just a few days ago, when his fishtail was pinched by small crabs.
He suddenly had a bad feeling. He opened his pair of beautiful peach blossom eyes wide and asked incredulously, “So, you didn’t buy it at all?”
“Cough, I bought it.” Yue Zhan said, and at the same time thought awkwardly, if only he hadn’t bought it.
“What about the medicine?”
Yue Zhan: “…”
“Your Highness, wait a moment.” He said, suddenly holding the little prince’s shoulders and pressing the other party to sit at the table, and said lightly, “I’ll go buy it now.”
Yi Nuo: “???”
[It’s been so long. What’s the use of buying it now? The key is that the condom is useless…]
“Cough.” Yue Zhan felt extremely embarrassed.
“Where’s the medicine? Where did you put my medicine?” Yi Nuo was very puzzled.
“Your Highness, calm down first.” Yue Zhan had to explain, “The thing is, Zhang Yu broke into the base the day before yesterday, and I happened to…”
After hearing this, Yi Nuo thought it was simply incredible.
He didn’t expect that Commander Yue, who has always been mature and steady, could do such a thing. It was okay to throw the newly bought contraceptives and condoms to the guards. Considering the emergency at that time, Yue Zhan had to hold a gun and his hand, and he didn’t wear a space bracelet. He wasn’t like Zhang Yu, who had eight hands (feet), so it was understandable.
But what about afterwards? At least go and get it back? How can you forget?
“It’s mainly because… I’m too busy dealing with Zhang Yu’s intrusion into the base…” Yue Zhan explained seriously.
Yi Nuo gave him a faint look and said, “But you still have time to buy small crabs.”
Yue Zhan: “…”
“Sorry, it’s my fault.” Yue Zhan chose to apologize this time.
As expected, Yi Nuo ate soft and not hard. He whispered, “Alas, I shouldn’t blame you. It’s mainly because I need it. You’re just helping me. In fact, I can’t help myself, alas…”
In the end, the two people said in unison, “It’s all Zhang Yu’s fault!”
Zhang Yu, who was locked up in a single room of the detention center and was enjoying a super luxurious monitoring treatment, suddenly sneezed, and then wondered in his heart: Who is thinking about me? Is it his little highness? Alas, when will his highness figure it out and return to the Sea Country with me?
Yi Nuo finally took the medicine, but the more he thought about it, the more uncomfortable he felt.