After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 105
~End of chapter 104
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.”
Sheng Ling took two steps forward, “Miss Ming Zhu is really His Highness’s favorite concubine, on this kind of big occasion such as the princess’s birthday banquet, he even brought you along here.”
Ming Zhu was not as afraid of her as she was before, and her skills at retorting back had improved: “His Highness indeed favors me.”
Sheng Ling endured her anger. She was in no hurry, she was going to properly deal with Ming Zhu tonight.
A woman born of a wh*re should be just like her mother.
Spend a lifetime of earning a living from her body in the brothel.
Sheng Ling had prepared a big gift for her.
Sheng Wenlin pressed his cousin’s hand and the words he said, while sounding proper on the surface, were hypocritical, “This is the palace, don’t go too far.”
“I know what I’m doing, cousin.” Sheng Ling said.
Ming Zhu, very alert, used Zhao Xin as an excuse, “The princess is still waiting for me, so I’ll leave first.”
She passed by the two very quickly, her skirt raising a gust of wind.
Sheng Wenlin was actually a bit reluctant to see her go, her icy-cold face still lingered in his mind.
During the transition between the spring season and the summer season, the sky was clear while the breeze was delivering a continuous faint fragrance.
Sheng Wenlin was standing under the corridor without moving for a while, his stance was like a pine, tall, straight and slender. His fingers that were unconsciously clenched slowly relaxed.
Sheng Ling didn’t know why he was so out of focus, so she urged him: “Cousin, it’s time to go over there.”
Sheng Wenlin came back to his senses and said calmly, “Yes.”
After a long time of silence, he said to her as they were walking, “I know you have a grudge against her, but today is the princess’s birthday banquet, what to do and what not to do, you know clearly in your mind.”
This cousin of his had a lot of tricks up her sleeve. She was not a person who could swallow her anger, if she had a grudge against someone, she absolutely had to make that person pay back, not to mention that kind of big matter such as having her marriage engagement broken.
By saying these words and reminding her, Sheng Wenlin didn’t have any selfish intentions.
The capital was not Xiangyang, she wasn’t in a position where she could act arbitrarily, without caring about the law or the heaven.
She smiled at her cousin, “How many times have I promised you already ? Why doesn’t cousin believe me?”
“Your mother wrote a letter to me the other day, asking me to watch over you.”
“My consort-mother is really worried about nothing.”
“I think you’ve been in the capital long enough, it’s time for you to go back to Xiangyang.”
At the mention of this, Sheng Ling’s complexion turned ugly. Her bright eyes swept him a glance, with a surge of beautiful and silky ripples, “I have lost so much face, I don’t want to go back, I will for sure be laughed at by people.”
Sheng Wenlin also understood how sad she felt in her heart and gently patted her head. After all, she was his little cousin-sister, he still felt distressed for her, “No one in Xiangyang would dare to laugh at you.”
Sheng Ling said, “They don’t dare on the surface, but in private they must be secretly laughing at me.”
“Anyway, no one will dare to say anything in front of you.”
“Even then I don’t want to go back either.”
“As you wish.” Sheng Wenlin also did not concern himself much with her affairs, it was not his place to interfere.
After passing the corridor and turning a corner, Sheng Ling headed for the princess’s palace quarters.
The hall was bustling with activity, good friends and bad enemies had all gathered together, smiling and talking.
The young girls were naturally all dressed delicately today, they had dressed themselves beautifully, like one hundred blooming flowers of a beautiful purple and red.
Sheng Ling’s eyes swept around every corner.
Ming Zhu was standing beside the princess, she had changed into a light apricot and white dress, the belt was perfectly outlining her slender waistline. Even her plain and neat makeup couldn’t conceal her charming appearance. Just by quietly standing there, she made others look like mediocre and low quality powders and rouges. (TL’s note : meaning that other people are ugly compared to her)
Sheng Ling took the initiative to walk over and talk to Ming Zhu in front of everyone, “Just now Miss Ming Zhu left really too fast. I didn’t even have the chance to talk to you properly.”
Ming Zhu had not yet made a sound.
Zhao Xin stood out first and blocked in front of her, “If you have anything to say, say it here.”
Zhao Xin had also heard about the matter between Ming Zhu and Sheng Ling, and to be honest, she really couldn’t stand Sheng Ling’s behavior, as if she was the noblest of them all, yet in front of her big brother, she changed her face, but that disgusting arrogance was her genuine personality.
At that time, Sheng Ling and her big brother were still talking about marriage, yet she already couldn’t control herself, wanting to clear away the person in her big brother’s backyard. It was no wonder her big brother had wanted to cancel the marriage.
Sheng Ling stood opposite them and said in a low voice, “I wanted to apologize to miss Ming Zhu for what happened before, last time it was me being petty, I hope you won’t hold a grudge against me.”
Translator : Laura
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