After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 121
~End of chapter 120
After hesitating for a few days, Biying still decided to tell Ming Zhu about it, “Miss, His Highness has not returned for some days, do you want to send a message to him?”
Ming Zhu’s hand that was flipping through the pages stopped, she said, “His Highness has his own business to attend to.”
“On the evening of that day, it looked like His Highness was a little angry ……”
“Mmh. It was my bad.” Ming Zhu said, as if it was of no concern to her.
Biying should have known earlier that miss Ming Zhu was a woman who was soft on the outside but tough on the inside, and that her advice would only end up being lightly brushed off.
But what good could come from using an egg to smash a stone?
The days were getting hotter every day, it seemed that in the blink of an eye, it was already summer.
The cicadas were singing in summer, while Ming Zhu had changed into thin clothes. Although she lived in a room with a good orientation, it was still too hot to easily fall sleep in summer, especially since she was afraid of heat. Every day, at noon, she had to go to the pavilion by the pond in the backyard to cool off in the shade.
The lotus flowers in the pond were in full bloom, and beautiful like a painting. In summer, seeing the water, she always wanted to take off her shoes and soak her feet into the water to feel comfortable.
But this was not the Ming family’s remote courtyard, if others saw it, they would probably say that she had no upbringing.
Zhao Zhi seemed to have forgotten her, he had not returned for more than a month, and no one had come to disturb her life.
Perhaps because they felt that Ming Zhu had finally fallen out of favor, the people underneath her were not as dedicated to serving her. The ice was used even more sparingly.
There were a few times when Biying and Liu momo almost started quarreling. With eyes red from being angered, Biying argued with Liu momo.
Liu momo used a few words to mock Ming Zhu, saying that even the consorts in the cold palace weren’t so privileged.
Though Biying argued back, she herself had doubts, she also couldn’t be sure, whether the crown prince this time was really angry and whether or not he would ever come over again.
Ming Zhu wasn’t concerned about this at all, she had lived even more difficult days in the past.
She was eager for Zhao Zhi to forget about her forever, leave her alone, to live and die.
When Liu momo saw that she still had the mood to go to the pond and enjoy the lotus flowers, she smiled and said, “Miss Ming Zhu is indeed not an ordinary person.”
Using the trick of hiding and seeking, she really wasn’t bad.
Seeing her smile, Ming Zhu felt uncomfortable in her heart. This smile was seventy to eighty percent taunting.
Liu momo was an old servant in the residence, she knew the crown prince’s temperament, if his heart really cooled down, he would be like he was these two months, he would not care, nor ask anything, and would not pay any attention. From now on, he would not take a look at her ever again.
Perhaps, in a few days from now, Ming Zhu would be cast out.
From the day Ming Zhu had entered the door, Liu momo had felt that she was a scourge, and she had been wanting to get rid of her for a long time now.
“This old slave will not disturb miss’s carefree mood, I will retire first.”
Ming Zhu did not say anything. She found a small boat, and rowed on her own to the island in the middle of the lake where she picked a few ripe lotus seeds. Her face, under the dazzling sunlight, seemed to have become even whiter.
When the front of the boat was already full of lotus flowers, she paddled back to the shore and started to peel the lotus for its seeds in the pavilion. She said to Biying, “Let’s make a lotus seed chicken soup tonight.”
“Alright, these lotus seeds taste so sweet.”
“They’re not only sweet, but also tender.” Ming Zhu was so hot, her head was full of sweat. She used a handkerchief to wipe the wet beads of sweat off her face and faced the direction of the wind, as she said, “After a few days, the lotus seeds won’t be good anymore.”
“The miss knows so much.”
“I’m talking from experience.”
She was a glutton, when she was at home, she always thought about delicious food.
The sky was getting darker in the distance, Ming Zhu admired the sunset for a while before standing up, “Let’s go back.”
Ming Zhu carried the small basket full of lotus on the way back. When she saw Zhao Zhi’s guards outside the courtyard gate, her steps stopped.
Biying was obviously much happier than she was, “His Highness is back.”
Ming Zhu breathed out before walking into the room. Seeing the man she hadn’t seen in a long time, she had nothing to say all of a sudden.
It seemed that Zhao Zhi also didn’t intend to talk to her, he tugged her wrist and lead her to the bed. She struggled to free her wrist, “My whole body is sweaty, I need to take a bath first.”
Zhao Zhi let go of her wrist. He had obviously lost weight, probably because he was too busy. The entire person also appeared colder and harsher than before.
What was in front of her face was a sinister indifference.
Looking at the lotus flowers in her hands, the corners of his mouth curled up, and he laughed lightly, as if he was mocking, ridiculing her.
Just as Ming Zhu was finished bathing and changing clothes, she was pushed to the bed, her soft body sunk into the quilt, her hands were clasped together and pressed on the pillow.
The clothes she was wearing were thin, and the material was even more indecent.
Low and suppressed moans could not be held back and escaped from her throat.
After the matter, Zhao Zhi dressed himself neatly and dragged her out of the bed, “Sleep after eating.”
After finishing this sentence, he tidied up his clothes, before leaving again.
Zhao Zhi did not intend to stay, and Ming Zhu did not say anything to make him stay either.
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