After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 106
Ming Zhu couldn’t figure out what Sheng Ling was up to. She felt very uncomfortable with how polite and kind she had suddenly become.
Zhao Xin was also confused, she didn’t believe Sheng Ling could be so magnanimous, that she would not only not argue about it, but that she would even take the initiative to apologize.
Since the sun has been rising from of the west, there had never been such a good thing.
Sheng Ling smiled and said, “If you can’t get past it in your heart, it’s okay.”
Unconcerned, Ming Zhu said, “Junzhu is too polite.”
Zhao Xin intentionally separated the two of them and took Ming Zhu’s hand, “I’ll take Ming Zhu for a stroll in the imperial garden.”
Luckily, Sheng Ling didn’t say anything about coming along.
After saying this, Zhao Xin really did take her hand and went for a stroll in the imperial garden. The palace maids had already prepared the pavilion in the imperial garden and the table was full of fragrant melons and fruits. Zhao Xin ran fast, Ming Zhu was somewhat unable to keep up with her and they almost ended up knocking into a person.
Zhao Xin abruptly stopped her steps and, as she looked up, instantly became a lot more gentle and well-behaved, “Big cousin.”
Song Huaiqing frowned, “How old are you already, why are you still so rash?”
“I wasn’t paying attention to the road ahead.”
Zhao Xin was about to introduce her cousin to Ming Zhu, while thinking of some other excuses.
Ming Zhu seemed to have met him before as she greeted him politely, “Lord Song.”
Song Huaicheng was wearing moon-white clothes today, he was like a fresh breeze. He frowned slightly and nodded: “Miss Ming Zhu.”
Her propriety was just right. There wasn’t much sincerity in her gentle detachment, but she didn’t give the feeling of looking down on others.
Song Huaiqing couldn’t say reprimanding words to an outsider. (TL’s note : for Song Huaiqing, Ming Zhu is an outsider) He turned his head to Zhao Xin and said in a severe tone, “Next time, be more careful when you walk, it doesn’t matter if you bump into someone else, but don’t fall down yourself.”
His words went into Zhao Xin’s left ear and went out her right ear.
Song Huaiqing’s gaze turned to Ming Zhu beside her, but did not stay long, and moved away indifferently without any emotion.
Zhao Xin actually didn’t want these two people to bump into each other, she was afraid that her cousin would be prejudiced against Ming Zhu.
These sons of noble families all had more or less a sense of aloofness in the way they distanced themselves from other people. His cousin’s looks and family background were all good. Since childhood, people of lower family standing always liked to cater to him and please him. Over time, his heart became disgusted with them.
But now, it seemed better than she had imagined.
Zhao Xin intimately took Ming Zhu’s arm, “I will not delay cousin’s time.”
“Where do you plan to go?”
“To see the summer lotus flowers.”
“The lotus flowers haven’t bloomed yet, what are you going to see?”
“It’s okay even if it’s just the lotus leaves.”
Just as Zhao Xin mentioned it, she recalled the lotus leaf rice Ming Zhu had cooked for her the last time, she swallowed her saliva just thinking about it.
Song Huaiqing asked, “Have you asked your brother’s permission?”
“He can’t manage me.”
“You’re bringing along his person, how can he not manage you ?” Song Huaiqing looked gentle and patient as he reminded her, “I was just came out of the study, where I was with your brother, if you don’t send the person back, he will be settling accounts with you after today.”
Ming Zhu gently tugged her sleeve, lowering her voice, she whispered in her ear, “What your cousin said is reasonable.”
“Okay, then I’ll send you back first.”
The lotus leaves in the garden couldn’t be seen anymore. The sun was setting as the dazzling afterglow fell on each crevice of the tiles. Looking at the sunset, it was just about an hour before the dinner.
Ming Zhu walked slowly, and when she returned to Zhao Zhi’s quarters, the person was already waiting in the room.
“You’ve seen Zhao Xin?” He asked.
Ming Zhu looked at his face, under his eyes was a dark color, but the corners of his eyes and the tip of his eyebrows were relaxed. She picked up the cup of tea with her hand, took two sips of tea to quench her thirst and nodded: “I have.”
Zhao Zhi held her waist with one hand before lowering his face to look at her face. Stretching out his fingers, he caressed the middle of her eyebrows, “Has anyone given you a hard time?”
Ming Zhu thought about it for a moment, “No.”
What Sheng Ling said to her couldn’t be called giving her a hard time. Tattling on her for a few shady and resentful words, it was looking for trouble.
Ming Zhu had another matter that was pressing heavily on her heart, it was stuck in her throat, and she didn’t know whether or not she should mention it.
The man let go of her waist. He then changed into a moon-white zhizhui right in front of her, he looked elegant and refined, his back profile was tall and upright, like a forest of bamboo.
After tying his belt, he looked at the woman, whose features grew even more beautiful, her eyes were like round pearls, there was an imperceptible candidness in her attractiveness, her small face was white and soft, pinching it felt quite good.
He seemed to be liking her more and more, he could never bear to take his eyes off her.
This was not a good thing for Zhao Zhi.
Zhao Zhi clenched his fingers more tightly, “What are you thinking about?”
Ming Zhu was being held in his arms, forced to absorb the cold pine fragrance coming from his body. Hesitating for a long time, she still wasn’t able to sit by and do nothing, “Your Highness, Wei Chiyu and I really have nothing to do with each other anymore……”
Translator : Laura
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