After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 104
When Ming Zhu thought of her mother, her face also became much softer.
“I’m done combing your hair, take a look.”
Zhao Xin looked at herself in the mirror, “Beautiful, I like it.”
She couldn’t help but sigh, “Zhu Zhu, how come you’re good at everything ah?”
She had a vivid spirit and dexterous hands, a gorgeous appearance and a temperament that was more gentle than women in Jiangnan.
(TL’s note : women in Jiangnan are known to be beautiful, talented in arts and gentle)
Seeing that she was happy, Ming Zhu was happy as well. She shyly lowered her head, “No, I’m not good at studying, I can’t play chess, and I don’t know how to play the qin or how to paint.”
After hearing this, Zhao Xin simply felt even closer to her, “I am not good at these things either, only my brother likes women who are proficient at playing the qin, at chess, in calligraphy and painting.”
Ming Zhu smiled, “Right.”
Zhao Zhi liked that.
Zhao Xin stood up and took her hand, “I’ll take you to meet some people.”
Ming Zhu stopped in her steps, hesitating for a moment. In the end, she decided to take out the buyao she had kept hidden in her sleeve for half a day, “This is a buyao I made myself, it’s not worth much, but I think it’s quite pretty.”
“It’s so pretty, is it for me?”
“Help me put it in my hair now.”
After Ming Zhu was done helping her put on the buyao, she was pulled out of the side hall. The palace guards didn’t dare to stop her a second time and pretended they didn’t see anything. They waited until the two people had run far away to go and report to the crown prince.
Zhao Xin was particularly friendly with her as she took her directly back to her own quarters in the palace, where many noble ladies of prominent families had already arrived to try and get closer to the princess.
Some of them had seen Ming Zhu the last time.
At that time, Ming Zhu was still only an outside mistress without a title. A few months later, she was “promoted with honor” to the rank of concubine. Nevertheless, with what had happened previously with the junzhu, these people despised her in their hearts, but they would never dare say anything with their mouths.
After Jiang You’s engagement was cancelled, she cried in hiding for a few days in a row. Today as she entered the palace, her eyes were still swollen. She looked at Ming Zhu and knew that she was the former fiancée of her senior brother.
Jiang You walked up to Ming Zhu when there were fewer people and asked, “You are Ming Zhu?”
“Yes, you are?”
“My name is Jiang You.”
Hearing her name, Ming Zhu knew who she was, After all, she had been jealous of Jiang You in the past.
Jiang You stared at her with her pair of red and swollen eyes, “Do you know or not that senior brother has been transferred to Changzhou?”
Ming Zhu’s face turned white, “I don’t know.”
“Once he goes there, it will at least be for four or five years, no one knows if he can still return alive to the capital in the future.”
During the transfer, if he died on the road, his death could be blamed on bandits, it could also be said that he was met with a natural disaster. No one would investigate deeper into the cause of his death.
Ming Zhu said, “He will live well.”
Jiang You sneered, “If the crown prince wants to kill him, who can stop him? This time he was lucky, nothing could be held against him, and he got out of the imperial court of justice’s dungeons alive.”
Ming Zhu was kept in the dark about this matter, she had never heard about him being imprisoned.
Jiang You said everything she knew, “It was the crown prince himself who ordered his arrest, and when I went to see him in the dungeon, he was wounded and there was blood all over the floor.”
She really couldn’t help but be furious at her, while also being jealous of her position in Wei Chiyu’s heart, “You dare to say that this unwarranted disaster befalling on him has nothing to do with you at all?”
These words of Jiang You’s were all said for the sake of venting her anger.
Ming Zhu looked up and said calmly: “I never looked for him again, and you also don’t have any qualifications to come question me.”
Jiang You was irritated by the words “don’t have any qualifications”, “Your heart really is cruel ah.”
Ming Zhu smiled, “If you say so, then it’s so.”
Ming Zhu didn’t want to argue with her, there was no point in continuing to argue about who was right and who was wrong after everything was said clearly.
She left the main hall and walked out for a breath of fresh air. When she passed the corridor, she bumped into two familiar faces – Xiangyang junzhu and Chengwang shizi. One was still as overbearing and unrestrained as before, with a face full of arrogance.
The other one was like a jade tree under the wind, with a natural elegant figure.
The two people facing her obviously were surprised as well.
The hands behind Sheng Wenlin’s back unconsciously clenched. It was difficult for him to move his eyes away from her face for a moment.
Seeing Ming Zhu’s seductive face, Sheng Ling had the urge to destroy it. She suppressed the many malicious intentions in her mind and pulled up a smile, “Miss Ming Zhu.”
Ming Zhu curtsied in greeting, “Junzhu.”
Translator : Laura
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