Chapter 373: As good as gold
At the last second, the eldest princess flicked her wrist and the sword passed through his clothes. It created a hole right underneath his arms and Chu Shao Yang was not hurt.
Although the eldest princess was disappointed in Chu Shao Yang, he was still her blood related nephew, having a close relation with her. She just wanted to teach him a hard lesson, she didn’t want to take his life.
But she wasn’t willing to let him go just like this. She raised her hand and with a “pa” sound, she landed a heavy slap across Chu Shao Yang’s face.
Five red figureprints appeared on his white as jade face. The eldest princess did not hold back her strength.
“Royal aunt, even if your nephew truly is wrong, you should wait until I’m finished before slapping me. Otherwise, wouldn’t you be slapping your nephew for the wrong reason?”
Chu Shao Yang gave a bitter laugh as he rubbed his pain filled cheek, before silently looking at the eldest princess.
His eyes were filled with many complicated emotions, causing the eldest princess’ second slap to miss.
“Alright, this princess will listen to your justifications!” She sheathed her sword once again and returned to her seat. She angrily glared at Chu Shao Yang.
Chen Ning never thought the eldest princess would stick up for her like this. Her heart filled with gratitude as she looked over at the eldest princess.
Who would have thought that Chu Shao Yang would hold her chin and lift up her face, continuing to stare at her.
“Ning’er, focus for a bit. There are some serious things that this king wishes to tell you.”
“Speak if you want, no need to get physical!” Chen Ning slapped his hands while being filled with disgust.
Chu Shao Yang did not get angry and his face was gentle, like how he had stared at Chen Bi Yun in the past. This action and expression made the hairs on Chen Ning’s arms stand up.
“Chu Shao Yang, say what you want to say. Can you not look at me with this disgusting gaze? Even if you don’t find it disgusting, I’m close to vomiting.”
Chu Shao Yang’s face revealed a trace of irritation, but he quickly calmed himself down and continued to reveal that gentle smile.
“Ning’er, no matter what you say, this king will not be angry. I will never be angry with you.”
Chen Ning decided to ignore him. If he wanted to put on this affectionate play, then she would let him do it alone.
“Emperor, do you remember in the past when you mentioned the marriage with young miss Chen with this minister and young miss Chen had a terrible reputation in the capital city? Everyone said that she was terrible, being no use at all, however this king accepted the marriage without any hesitation. Wasn’t this the case?”
Chu Shao Yang suddenly took in a breath and looked at Mo Chuan, honestly saying this.
Mo Chuan calmly nodded his head, “That’s right, you even promised in front of this one and great general Chen that you would treasure young miss Chen forever.”
“Then does the emperor know this minister agreed to marry this girl that had a terrible reputation? Great general Chen has many merits in our West Chu Country and is fiercely loyal, but this minister wouldn’t treat something as marriage so casually all because of great general Chen’s reputation! The emperor should know that this minister is not a man that takes my words easily. Since I’ve allowed it, my word would be as good as gold!”
Chu Shao Yang raised his chest and spoke in a righteous manner. After he said this, over half the people in the hall nodded in agreement.
Mo Chuan slightly nodded, “This one of course knows you’re someone who keeps your words. That’s why I personally wrote the marriage degree, but you still wronged her in the end.”
“This minister has never wronged her!” Chu Shao Yang’s eyes fell onto Chen Ning’s face, revealing a gentle gaze, “This minister never knew that she was her!”