Chapter 199: Xiao Hei
After the guards inspected the token, they were happy to let them through.
Mo Chuan’s footsteps became heavy as everything weighed on his mind. He didn’t even pay any attention to Chen Ning walking a few steps behind her.
She could enter the palace at will, what did that mean? It meant that she was telling the truth!
She was the King Ding Yuan Princess, Chen Ning!
“Young master Mo! Young master Mo!”
While he was thinking, Chen Ning had to call him several times before he reacted.
“Un, what is it?” He looked over with his deep eyes.
“Young master Mo, do you have an alias or any other names?”
“What do you mean?” He knit his brows.
Chen Ning revealed a faint smile and said, “It’s like this, young master Mo is now my bodyguard and it isn’t appropriate for me to call you young master Mo. It would be too disrespectful you call you by your name seeing as young master Mo is an assassin, you wouldn’t want your real name to be known, right? So I wanted to see if there was anything else I could call you by.”
This made sense.
Mo Chuan of course did not want her to call him by his real name. He thought for a bit and said, “I don’t have a nickname, so just call me what you want.”
“How can this be handled so casually?” Chen Ning rolled her eyes. Then she giggled and said, “If you don’t mind, how about I make a name for you?”
“Alright.” He nodded in agreement.
“Then what about Xiao Hei? I can see that you like black clothes and you’re surnamed Mo, so it is very appropriate.” She revealed a smile.
Mo Chuan’s face turned dark.
He had thought that she would think of a special name for him, but she thought of Xiao Hei!
What is this shit!
“Xiao Hei, Xiao Hei, un, this name is very smooth to say. Do you mind it?” Chen Ning was satisfied with her naming sense.
“I, don’t, mind!” Mo Chuan’s voice came through gritted teeth that sounded like his teeth grinding.
“Then that’s good. I’ll call you Xiao Hei in the future.” Chen Ning smiled like a little fox and she couldn’t help thinking of Chu Shao Bai. One of them was black and one of them was white, it was really well matched.
Mo Chuan felt too lazy to comment.
He silently followed Chen Ning to the Flowing Cloud Pavilion.
“God! Princess consort, you’re still alive!”
“Princess consort, are this servant’s eyes working properly? Is this a mistake? Is it really you?”
As soon as Chen Ning entered the Flowing Cloud Pavilion, Chun Tao and Xia He immediately charged out. Their eyes were filled with tears as they almost popped out seeing Chen Ning stand there.
“Princess consort, this servant heard that something had happened at the race track and that they could not find you at all. This servant was so scared that my soul almost flew out, but I never thought that the princess would come back safely. We really have to thank god for this heavenly blessing.” Chun Tao wiped her tears. Her eyes did not even blink as she stared at Chen Ning, being filled with happiness.
Xia He was also very excited. The two of them continued to question Chen Ning for a long time.
After hearing the news from the race track, she and Chun Tao had been terrified and the two of them had cried all afternoon.
If something really happened to the princess consort, they would no longer have shelter from the rain. They would no longer have any footing in the palace in the future.
Adding in how long they had been with Chen Ning, their feelings towards Chen Ning grew deeper everyday. The two of them both cared for Chen Ning.
“Alright, no more crying. Haven’t I come back perfectly fine?”
Chen Ning patted the shoulders of the two maids to calm them down. She could see that their feelings for her were genuine.
“Where’s Xiao Ru? Why have I not seen her yet?”
She looked behind the two of them with a strange look on her face. With how much Xiao Ru cared about her, seeing that Chen Ning was back, she would be the first one to run out.