RSH Stratagem 17: Expect Setbacks after Successes (3)

Jing He had never seen his father with such a dark expression. Well, it wasn’t a wonder. He had never gone against his wishes before or at the very least, not to this degree. This time, he had gone completely against all rules of good manners. Jing He’s hands trembled and he pulled them back …

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RSH Stratagem 17: Expect Setbacks after Successes (2)

When the next day he arrived, Jing He was still sleeping soundly. It had been a long time since he had stayed up that late and with having walked around half the night, his thoughts occupied with thinking about everything that Qiu Ling said, he had been tense all the time. Thus by the time …

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RSH Stratagem 17: Expect Setbacks after Successes (1)

Qiu Ling watched Jing He’s expression with satisfaction. He knew that the way he had behaved just now was a little forceful but if he didn’t do that every now and then, he would never be able to make Jing He fall in love with him. Or even if his beloved fell in love with …

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RSH Stratagem 16: Be a Little Personal (4)

Qiu Ling pretended not to see Jing He’s worried expression. Anyway, his beloved was almost always worried so if he always reconsidered just because he thought something like this, they would never get anywhere. No, it was much better to be a little more adventurous and give it a try. Anyway, this didn’t seem like …

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RSH Stratagem 16: Be a Little Personal (3)

"Under the previous king’s reign — or it should already be the reign of the king before that — there were regular skirmishes and wars with the demons despite the long stretches of peace that he also managed to secure. Anyway, it was still a time of unrest and while people could hardly notice that …

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RSH Stratagem 15: Make Your Loved One See Things in a Different Light (4)

Jing He did not answer that question. Instead, he faced away and looked around. "It’s a beautiful night." Qiu Ling nodded and followed him, finally really taking that stroll he had promised. "It is. I guess I’m in luck. I didn’t even check what moon we had when I decided to come over. Turns out …

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RSH Stratagem 15: Make Your Loved One See Things in a Different Light (3)

Jing He slightly shivered but it was not because it was cold outside. Instead, this reaction stemmed from a coldness that permeated his heart. He had the vague feeling that after tonight, he would not be able to go back to how things had been before. Well, maybe it had long been too late for …

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RSH Stratagem 15: Make Your Loved One See Things in a Different Light (2)

For a moment, Jing He panicked and had no idea how to deal with the situation. He couldn’t go out and he couldn’t stay inside either. Just what should he do? For the first time in his life, he was in a situation where he was out of his wit. He really wished that there …

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