After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 71
~End of chapter 70
Ming Zhu pursed her lips, “It’s better to go. Being locked up in the residence every day, I’m going to get moldy.”
Biying hesitated for a few seconds before cautiously reminding her, “Then you remember to tell His Highness about it.”
“Mmh.” Her tone of voice was indolent, as if she didn’t take it to heart.
As the third month sunlight was shining on her body, she felt even more indolent. Ming Zhu yawned and, leaning against the soft pillow on the recliner, she slowly closed her eyes.
Ming Zhu, in a blur, squinted her eyes for an instant, when she came across a sight that she couldn’t ignore and which forced her to open her eyes. Before her eyes, the man was standing behind her. Tall and slender, refined and elegant, the soft parts of his face now looked impassive, he looked completely different from last night where he looked gentle.
Ming Zhu didn’t know how long he had been here for.
She got up and bent down in a salute, “Your Highness, you are back.”
Zhao Zhi asked with a somber voice, “Why are you lying and sleeping outside ? Be careful of catching a cold.”
She was wearing a dress with soft fabric and large sleeves, she looked lovely and graceful, but the dress looked very thin. Her body, which was already thin and frail, now looked even more delicate.
Ming Zhu’s cheeks were slightly red from being exposed to the sun, “The weather is hot, I won’t catch a cold.”
Zhao Zhi looked into her eyes and said seriously, “There is wind.”
The spring breeze in the third month was sharp like scissors, her health was already not good, in case she caught a cold, she would have a headache, and then she would again have to drink medicine with a grimacing face and suffer for nothing.
Ming Zhu did not argue with him and lowered her neck, quietly and silently standing in front of him.
After a moment of silence, Zhao Zhi suddenly reached out his hand towards her, “Where is my birthday gift ?”
“Last night was my birthday.”
“You still remember?”
This person, Zhao Zhi, was really scary. How could he still remember the words they said when he was drunk?
Zhao Zhi seemed to have guessed her answer in advance as there was no surprise on his face. He just let out a calm “Mmh”, before catching her and gently kneading her fingers, “It’s not too late to prepare one.”
Ming Zhu couldn’t help herself as she said, “It’s already past the date.”
The corners of Zhao Zhi’s mouth curled up in a cold snort, the smile on the bottom of his eyes looked like a jeer, “Wei Chiyu’s birthday had already passed for a year, yet you still didn’t forget it, and specially ran over to give the person his gift, why is it that when it comes to me, it’s already too late when only one day has passed ?”
The more he said, the more he sulked. His thumb couldn’t help but to grasp her chin as his black eyes were directly hooked on her lips. He felt the urge to take a bite at her fiercely and leave a mark that could never be erased.
Making it so that her whole body would be filled with his scent, to her head down to her feet.
To make it so that she wouldn’t be able to shake him off, nor escape from him.
Zhao Zhi did exactly what he was thinking about. He had an absolutely unconcealed desire for her, and didn’t bother to pretend to be a proper gentleman about it.
Tilting her snow-white neck, Ming Zhu’s lips let out a few times the words “it hurts”. She felt that Zhao Zhi was much more lovable when he was drunk, he would answer whatever question he was asked, was well-behaved and clueless, gentle and kind.
Zhao Zhi relaxed his pressure a bit and licked her lips, “Think about it properly, about what gift to offer me.”
Ming Zhu looked him in the eyes and said in a small voice: “Who forces someone else to offer them a gift like you do ?”
The man frowned before lowering his eyes to look at her puffed up mouth and her small face which looked a little angry. Inside, he couldn’t help but want to laugh, yet his face remained calm on the surface.
Ming Zhu didn’t dare to fight with him too hard, but also didn’t want to just give in to his wishes, she said with somewhat of a stingy look, “You directly tell me what you want, I will go buy it for you.”
Zhao Zhi’s complexion turned somber, looking quite ugly. He sneered and pressed himself close to her ear as he asked, “You still have silver?”
All her silver cash had been seized by Zhao Zhi when she was caught last time.
That was thousands of taels of cash, and not a single silver bill was left to her.
Moreover, all her precious jewelry that she had pawned herself had been retrieved by him in a show of force. He had laid them out in front of her, one item at a time, as he threatened in a cold voice: “Look and see if in the future anyone still dares to buy your things.”
Now Zhao Zhi wasn’t giving her any money anymore.
So Ming Zhu actually didn’t have any money.
Ming Zhu’s eyes turned red with anger at these words, “Then I’m not going to buy you anything.”
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