After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 72
Zhao Zhi wiped the corners of her eyes with his fingertips, “I haven’t said anything yet how come you are upset again?”
Ming Zhu just felt that she had no dignity in front of him, even the maidservants in the residence were better than her, they would all be given two taels of silver every month.
She said, “I am not upset.”
Zhao Zhi couldn’t look at her red eyes, because she looked a bit pitiful, but also because he felt somewhat faintly excited.
He asked, “Do you want money?”
Ming Zhu wanted it, she was not a fool, she would need money to use for many things in the future. Zhao Zhi having control over her money, was the same as keeping her in check.
She asked, “Would you give it?”
The man remained silent, seemingly unmoved.
Ming Zhu further persisted, “I saw a jade crown in the store last time that was especially suitable for you, it’s pretty, I’ll buy it for you.”
Zhao Zhi couldn’t hear the two words “jade crown” .
It would be difficult not to be reminded of Wei Chiyu, that person.
He was again recalled of her last night who, though in a very small voice, but very seriously, told him that she didn’t love him.
The deepest part of Zhao Zhi’s heart fell down, and the mood to tease her also went away with the wind, he said: “I don’t like it.”
Ming Zhu noticed that his tone had suddenly turned gloomy.
He was really fickle.
Difficult to please!
Seeing her small face filled with indifference, Zhao Zhi laughed in anger and intentionally said, “Embroider a pouch for me.”
Ming Zhu opened her eyes and lied, “I don’t know how to.”
Zhao Zhi swept two glances on her face and, not fooled, said, “Isn’t the love token you gave Wei Chiyu a pouch ?”
Ming Zhu shrank. Had Zhao Zhi already investigated everything, even down to the trivial matters, about her and Wei Chiyu long ago? Since he knew that she and Wei Chiyu were in love with each other, how could he still have the intention to steal her away by force and break them apart?
She held her breath and resisted him with silence.
Zhao Zhi also did not make things difficult for the little lady. Pinching her face, “I’ll allow you to go outside when you have finished embroidering it.”
Ming Zhu felt that Zhao Zhi’s words were really quite exasperating.
In the past, she used to be good-tempered and submit to him, but in fact, her temperament was not entirely docile, she would occasionally be like a cat who had its fur raised, she would stick out her cat claws when she was on alert, and would scratch him given the opportunity.
Ming Zhu said somewhat grumpily, “Then I won’t go out anymore.”
He was like a youth who was inexperienced, he only knew that he had to firmly hold in his palm the person he liked, but he really wasn’t very good at making the young lady happy. Naturally, it was impossible for the crown prince to ask advice from others on how to make a concubine happy.
That was enough as long as the person stayed peacefully by his side. Nothing else was important.
It wasn’t bad for her to go outside and show her face, but his possessiveness was secretly haunting him, no matter how indifferent he looked on the surface, his heart still felt like it was being hit by stone, he was uneasy.
Ming Zhu felt that she had fallen into his trap, so she didn’t say anything else.
Zhao Zhi wasn’t impatient, she had a lot of little ideas and she hadn’t been out much this year, inside her heart, she was probably being tempted right now, unable to resist the temptation.
There was a reason why Zhao Zhi was now willing to let her go outside. Before, he used to be afraid that she would run away with another man, that she would collude with a dubious man outside, but now that she had been scared so many times, that her name was also registered on the royal genealogy, no matter how many ideas she had before, she should have put them down by now, and should now be willing to stay quietly in his backyard.
Later in the future, when they had two children, he would then raise her status, that would only be proper.
“It’s too sunny outside, come inside and talk.”
Ming Zhu reluctantly followed him inside the room. Her cheeks, which felt hot from having been exposed to the sun, felt immediately cooler.
Zhao Zhi intended to stay and have lunch with her. The crown prince’s residence had more rules than the other residence. There was no separate kitchen for Ming Zhu and the daily meals were always decided in advance.
The kitchen staff did not dare to neglect the new concubine and they served the dishes according to the rules.
Seeing the dishes on the table, the corners of Zhao Zhi’s mouth pursed into a straight line, he didn’t look too happy, “Remove it, replace it with two light dishes.”
The maidservant who had laid out the dishes didn’t even know what was wrong, but she didn’t dare to ask too many questions and she just took back all these dishes, which were left untouched.
“Don’t bring fish, nor beef, and don’t make pork elbows too.”
On the other side, looking at the plates that were sent back intact, the cook started trembling, thinking that he had done something wrong which had angered the crown prince.
The cook slapped his thighs, “That’s not right, ah?”
“What do you mean not right?”
“These dishes are all dishes that His Highness loves to eat.”
The crown prince especially loved spring water fish, why did he suddenly not want it today?
Translator : Laura
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