Originally posted @ tatsukida.pitas.com on September 28, 2010
Chapter 4: An officer is whining to Reishou about being forced to leave from the capital but Reishou scolds him to tears. Reishou passes by Yuulin at the garden. He carries her as she welcomes him back. At her room, Reishou finds out that Yuulin is about to pay off her debt. She is so happy that finally she can get her salary next month from that four eyes aide. It seems that Yuulin has an adverse reaction to debts = enemy. Reishou sadly says that they won’t see each other again. They were interrupted by Jun who says that whining officer wants to talk with him again. It seems that he isn’t satisfied with the position given to him. Before he leaves, Reishou tells her that he’ll go to her place tonight. After he left, Jun wants to talk with Yuulin. With some tea, Jun wants to confirm something before her work ends. “Did you and His Majesty progress a step further [= sex]?” Yuulin promptly spits out her tea and blushingly says that there is no step further. Jun is thoroughly relieved and laughs that it will be troublesome if one day, she’ll come back with a child. Yuulin doesn’t find it funny. He thanks her for her work and says that if Reishou’s position is stable, he would someday take in a real bride. He left Yuulin looking thoughtful-sad. Later on, Reishou meets up with Jun and asks him what he told Yuulin. He just said that it is about work and Yuulin is really excited over going home so Reishou shouldn’t make things hard for her else she’ll be pitiful. In her room, Yuulin becomes angry when she realizes that what Jun is saying that she is ‘only temporary so don’t be mistaken about your position’. She angrily thinks that she knows that even if he didn’t tell her. Reishou arrives and they had some light talk about the flowers around her room which according to her, can be eaten. Reishou asks again if she really wants to go home. Yuulin says yes because her family (most likely) is waiting for her and she is more suitable for a commoner’s life. She is surprised when he looks sad and says, “..really..” From puppy mode, he goes to wolf mode and tells her, “—but, ..I don’t want to let you go.” Just when he is about to touch her face, he is startled when Yuulin immediately stands up and screams in fright. She starts shouting that she has a headache and she’ll go drink some medicine. She tearfully looks at him and apologizes before running away. Flustered Reishou just looks tense as he is in midway of calling her back while Yuulin tells herself not to be fooled by Reishou’s acting.
Then, to everyone’s surprise, someone asks Yu if he won’t let him in on the fun. It is Reishou who is holding a spear. Reishou says that burying his head in work has made his body stiff. “So how about making me exercise a bit?” As Reishou starts attacking Yu and others, he orders Houen not to let the princess get hurt. Houen answers back, “Understood.” Yuulin thinks that if only he [Yu] looks intently at the Wolf King, he wouldn’t have tried to provoke him. Then, Jun with some armed men arrives. Jun shouts at Reishou that he told him to wait for the army. Reishou just says that they’re too slow. At the harem, Yuulin goes into shock that Reishou and Jun have always been suspecting Yu. Jun says that it is because Houen reported that Yu is doing some suspicious activity so they decided to get Houen do some undercover work. Yuulin exclaims why they didn’t tell her. [Since it is blurry, I think] Jun tells her that it is because she is being watched closely. So, it turns out that Houen is totally innocent. Yuulin angrily asks if that person really just hates her that he would always make things difficult for her. Jun says that maybe Houen just thinks of her as a hindrance. Yuulin is furious that all her work is a waste of time. Smiling, Reishou tells Yuulin that it is because Houen really likes the ‘Wolf King’ so she and Houen are like, fire and water. He then asks why Yuulin looks surprised. Yuulin says that it is nothing. While thinking that Reishou is the type who won’t let anyone gets an opportunity by exploiting others whether they fear or admire him, she says that she just thinks that he looks too happy. Reishou happily tells her that it is because no matter what, a lot of people hates the ‘Wolf King’ so people like Houen are really rare. To his surprise, Yuulin says that she doesn’t hate. “I’m only just..a bit..no, [I’m] really..afraid.” Reishou just keeps on smiling quietly while sweatdropping. Yulin thinks that it is even if their relationship is based on acting, it has brought about trust, feeling and perhaps other things like that. Later on, Yuulin visits Reishou while doing some paperwork. [It’s blurry but it seems that] Reishou is happily saying that he is re-energized upon seeing her. Yuulin just says that’s good. She wonders if he really hates administrative works.