After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 88
Ming Zhu smiled, “Where do you want to go?”
Zhao Xin looked at the sky outside, it didn’t seem to be very late. She said mysteriously in Ming Zhu’s ear, “Chunxiang House.”
Ming Zhu was stunned.
Zhao Xin had long since forgot about Zhao Zhi’s warning and grabbed her hand, her bright eyes staring at her as she asked, “Do you want to go?”
“Is that a brothel?”
“Yes, there are beautiful men in there, don’t you want to come with me to see the world?”
Zhao Xin was sure that Ming Zhu had never been to that kind of place. She looked just like a well-behaved girl, her personality was also very weak, her brother would just have to warn her in a cold voice and that would be enough to scare her.
Ming Zhu was afraid of him, but Zhao Xin wasn’t.
Ming Zhu’s will really wasn’t very firm, and she was hesitant, “Can we…. really?”
Zhao Xin always practiced what she preached. She grabbed Ming Zhu, intending to go outside with her, but the guards standing outside the courtyard stopped the two of them. To be precise, their eyes were looking at Ming Zhu behind her. Zhao Xin wouldn’t stand for this kind of offense, “How dare you block this princess’s way ?
The guards didn’t dare to do anything to her.
Zhao Xin held Ming Zhu’s hand tightly and took this opportunity to run outside with her.
Only when no one was following behind them did they stop to catch their breath.
Ming Zhu didn’t expect her to actually be a princess, meaning she was Zhao Zhi’s sister. She didn’t look that much like Zhao Zhi, but now that she was taking a closer look, the two people’s faces had indeed a few similar features.
“You…you’re the princess?”
“If not, who else did you think I was?”
Ming Zhu was too embarrassed to admit that she thought she was Zhao Zhi’s new woman.
“Come on, let’s go to Chunxiang House.”
“I want to go to the medicine shop first.”
“You’re not feeling well ? I can call an imperial doctor for you.”
Ming Zhu’s lie was quite lame, “My stomach hurts, I need to get a prescription for pain relief.”
Zhao Xin took her arm, “I’ll go with you.”
There were quite a few people standing in line outside of the medicine shop waiting for a consultation. After waiting for about an incense stick worth of time, it was finally her turn.
Ming Zhu said to Zhao Xin, “Just sit here and wait for me, I’ll go in alone to get my pulse checked.”
“Okay.” Zhao Xin easily agreed.
Ming Zhu sat in front of the doctor and put the silver she had borrowed from Zhao Xin on the desk, “No need to take my pulse, I just want a bowl of contraceptive soup.”
The doctor didn’t even lift his eyelids and silently accepted the money. He then asked his apprentice to go cook the medicine.
After Ming Zhu had finished drinking the medicine, she asked the doctor for a prescription of birth control.
She walked out calmly and naturally and smiled at Zhao Xin, “Everything’s good, let’s go.”
Zhao Xin already couldn’t wait to go to Chunxiang House to have fun. She hadn’t had enough of it the first two previous times ! This time, she was going to have fun and fully enjoy herself.
The pimp at Chunxiang House recognized Zhao Xin at first glance. She was about to call for someone to kick her out.
Zhao Xin gave her ten silver banknotes, “Don’t bother us.”
Everything was good as long as silver was involved, the pimp took the money and faced her with a smile, “You two girls can play to your heart’s content.”
Chunxiang House was lit up with dazzling lanterns everywhere, it was as bright inside the building as daylight.
Inside the brothel, the girls were boldly dressed, showing off and selling their charm all around.
On the third floor, a guzheng was set up on a platform, while the renowned beautiful girl who was only selling her art and not her body, with her face covered by a veil, was sitting on the stage, playing music.
Ming Zhu couldn’t clearly see her face, but she was most definitely a very beautiful woman.
Zhao Xin poked her arm, “What are you looking at?”
Ming Zhu blurted out, “The beautiful girl.”
Zhao Xin had seen before the face of that girl, but there wasn’t much to look at. She gave herself a proud and aloof, noble and virtuous air, but who did she think she was fooling ?
“She isn’t good-looking, let’s go find ourselves a beautiful man.”
There weren’t many male courtesans in Chunxiang House, but they were still around a dozen or two of them.
Zhao Xin originally thought that Ming Zhu was as timid as a mouse, as she seemed like a shy little animal, but now it seemed like she wasn’t that timid after all. Hearing her words that she wanted to find a male courtesan, she remained quiet and unperturbed, and didn’t say no either.
Zhao Xin asked her, “What kind do you like?”
Ming Zhu was in fact the type to fall for a beautiful face. She was more agreeable to good-looking men, but being thin-skinned, she was too shy and embarrassed to say out loud her preference.
Zhao Xin directly asked the pimp to call over all the young and pretty male courtesans in Chunxiang House.
A dozen of them, in line, walked into the room.
Zhao Xin was afraid that Ming Zhu would be too embarrassed to choose, who knew that she would be observing them very seriously ? After looking at their faces one after the other, she lowered her face and said to her, “I don’t have any money.”
It should be quite expensive, right?
Translator : Laura
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