Chapter 412: Sweet or bitter
Chen Ning suddenly turned over.
Chu Shao Bai jumped in fright and quickly turned into a shadow.
Who would have thought that she wouldn’t wake up. After turning over, she continued to sleep.
He silently waited for a while before taking a gentle step forward. He once again returned to her side and covered her with his outer robe.
Seeing her sleeping face, his heart couldn’t help being filled with disappointment. He really wished that she could wake up and see him!
But he didn’t know how to face her after she woke up.
Because he hadn’t kept his word!
Before they parted, he had solemnly vowed that he would definitely return before the hunting competition, but he had not kept his word!
“Ning’er, don’t blame or hate me, I didn’t do it on purpose. I…..” Chu Shao Bai thought about who made him break his promise. He bitterly gritted his teeth and angrily shook his fist.
“Humph, it’d be best if I don’t see him.”
He sat down once again and stared at her while holding his chin, not even baring to blink.
His eyes were completely bloodshot. In order to come back as soon as possible, he did not even close his eyes for an entire three days. He had constantly changed horses on the road, finally arriving in the capital city on the night of the flower banquet.
Because he knew that no matter what the result of the bet between her and his third brother was, he would be able to see her on this day.
He really did see her!
But seeing that scene had completely shattered the beautiful dream he had on the road.
In the end, she was the one that saved his third brother eight years ago! In the end, his third brother loved the wrong person the entire time! In the end, the child in Chen Bi Yun’s stomach didn’t even belong to his third brother!
He had seen his third brother confess in public to her and even kneel down to her. Then he had seen her forgiving his third brother…..
In that moment, his heart turned empty.
He did not continue watching and distractedly left the imperial flower garden.
No one had noticed that he was there and no one noticed when he left.
As for her, she didn’t know that he had come back at all.
He returned to the Empress Dowager’s Peaceful Life Palace and decocted the medicine for the Empress Dowager. His heart resembled the medicine being made, burning in torment over the fire.
His face was calm, but only he knew how much suffering was in his heart.
He had thought that he would never see her again, but he never thought that the Empress Dowager would give the decree for her to come into the palace to copy some scriptures. He also never thought that she would have him guard her, not letting anyone disturb her.
Perhaps god has seen his bitterness and had mercifully decided to give him a bit of sweetness?
He could finally openly stay by her side, being with her all the time.
Chu Shao Bai continued to worry, feeling sweet and bitter.
He really hoped that she would never finish copying the scriptures in the temple. He would be able to continue being with her and watching over her like this.
“However, copying all these scriptures, wouldn’t it be tiring for her?” He couldn’t help talking to himself as his eyes fell on the small hill of scriptures.
It would be better for him to copy it for her.
He stood up gently and lit a candle on the table before copying the scriptures down.
All the way until the light appeared on the horizon, he organized the dozen pages he had copied. He put down the pen before blowing out the candle.
When he looked back at her, he saw that she was still sleeping.
He stretched out his slightly sore wrist and prepared to leave before she woke up. Suddenly, his ears twitched as he heard a subtle sound coming from the top of the temple.
There’s someone there!
It was also someone that was an expert in qinggong!
There was actually someone that could sneak into the Empress Dowager’s Peaceful Life Palace without alerting the guards. This meant that not only was this person good at qinggong, they were also good at martial arts.