Villainess Wants To Turn Over A New Leaf - Chapter 224
Songyu said, “This humble servant does not own anything fancy nor precious— these beads were just items that I bought from one of the ladies who are working in the palace. After I strung them together, I placed the bracelet at the altar for 49 days, chanting and praying to it every day in hopes that these beads can bless you to grow up happily and healthily no matter what.”
This type of amethyst was known as a ‘water bead’ and it was a very common form of jewellery. However, with Songyu’s wages, purchasing these beads probably used up her entire savings. Although the quality wasn’t as good as the jade beads sent by the other palaces, the intentions behind the gift triumphed over the others exponentially.
Lin Feilu put it on her wrist wordlessly and rushed to hug Songyu’s waist, “Thank you, Songyu! You’re so nice to me!”
Songyu’s eyes became red as she murmured, “You are the one who treats this servant well, princess, and I will always remember that in my heart. This is not a very precious gift, but I’m happy as long as you like it.”
Lin Feilu raised her wrist and asked Lin Zhanyuan, “Brother, do you think it looks good?”
The crystal reflected the rays of the sunlight and Lin Zhanyuan nodded, “It looks great!”
She received a lot of gifts today. The presents sent over by imperial relatives of the Emperor were still stashed in the hall. Qingyan finished recording every item and recited the gifts to the young girl one by one. In short, every palace offered her a gift— there was even one from Consort Hui’s palace.
After Lin Feilu listened to the recitings of the gift list, a small question mark popped up in her head.
Why wasn’t there a gift from Little Pretty Boy?
Does he not know that it’s my birthday today?
That can’t be right, can it? He even knew of the spies that roamed around my palace; so it would be natural for him to know of my birthday banquet when it was the talk of the palace, right?
Well, it’s not exactly something to yearn for either— but he could have given me a basket made out of bamboo shoots and I’d still be happy.
In Lin Feilu’s heart, she considered the two of them ‘pitiful and homesick souls’. Although she only focused entirely on his good looks when she first transmigrated, she sincerely treated Little Pretty Boy as a friend from then onwards.
After all, who wouldn’t love such a gentle and petitely beautiful older brother?
There were very few people that she actually regarded as her friends. Hence, the hollow, empty feeling inside herself that she felt was rather inevitable.
After a busy day, Lin Feilu felt that she was even more exhausted than spending an afternoon doing martial arts in Noble Consort Xi’s palace. Once the sky turned dark, she washed up and slept under Songyu’s care.
She slept for an unknown period of time before she heard the sounds of small stones hitting against the window.
She woke up very abruptly. With no time to put on her shoes, she ran to the window barefoot. When she opened it, a boy with black clothes and dark hair was sitting on the wall not far away. The soft, silver beam of the moonlight fell on his frame like a draped blanket; even the purple wind chimes under the same light seemed to be more beautiful than usual.
Lin Feilu stared at him for a while. Then, she burst out laughing.
Song Jinglan flew down lightly, his footsteps lighter than the night, “What are you laughing at?”
Lin Feilu said, “Your Highness always knocks on my window in the middle of the night. It kind of reminds me of Romeo and Juliet.”
Song Jinglan made a puzzled expression.
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