Chapter 569: Evil charming
Chen Ning gave a faint sigh. She passed through a moon shaped gate and passed through a garden, walking in the direction of where she lived.
She knew that Chu Shao Bai would come find her, but she did not know what she should say to him when he came.
Should she thank him or apologize to him?
She was walking forward in a daze when she suddenly heard someone calling her from behind.
“Ning’er.” The voice was gentle and cool, sounding very nice in the night.
Chen Ning stopped moving and slowly turned around.
She then saw Chu Shao Bai.
He was standing under an apricot tree, with his white robes looking like frost and the apricots looking like flames. There was a lantern hanging in the trees, shining light down onto his handsome face, making it look gentle and hazy.
“Ning’er.” He called again as he looked at her with a faint smile.
His face was picturesque and his eyes were clear and abundant as jades. The apricot flowers blooming like flames was overshadowed by his smile.
Chen Ning gave a faint sigh. She already knew that he was evil and charming, but with this smile, his face was even more so.
She slowly walked towards him.
His eyes sparkled as he looked at her. He suddenly raised his hand and stuffed something into her hands.
“Ning’er, look at what this is.”
She didn’t need to look down and could tell what it was just by feeling it with her hands. It was the decree he had worked hard to get for her.
Her heart was moved and her eyes filled with tears. She looked at him and said, “Xiao Bai, thank you.”
“You already know? Ai, ai, ai, it must have been Ye Ting Xuan that told you, right? I knew for sure that brat would have told my royal aunt. If I wasn’t delayed by something, I would have been the first one to tell you this good news!”
Chu Shao Bai regretfully stomped his feet and his face was filled with pure innocence.
Chen Ning suddenly realized that she did not need to say anything. He understood anything and he did not blame her. He treated her the exact same as before.
A large stone fell from her heart. She was really worried that after he found out about her and Mo Chuan, he would hate her and blame her.
On his face, she did not see any pain, anger, resentment, or hatred. His smile was was as clean and gentle as usual.
Perhaps the love he felt for her was just that simple and without a trace of impurities.
“Xiao Bai, you’re that sure I can win against the East Qin Crown Prince? He is the smartest person in the world and I am just an unknown little woman. Have you ever thought of what happens if I lose? Wouldn’t I become a sinner in West Chu? The citizens will surely hate me.” She blinked and deliberately revealed a pained expression.
He thought about it and seriously answered, “I have never thought that you would surely win, but you have a higher chance of winning compared to me. I hope you can win and you can grasp this hard to obtain opportunity. If you can’t win, then I don’t think anyone in West Chu will be able to win against the East Qin Crown Prince. The citizens won’t blame you, so don’t be pressured.”
“But, how do you know that I know how to read steles on horseback? I’ve never practiced this before!” She spoke the truth.
She was the king of memorization in the modern era, but she knew that there was always someone better in the world. That East Qin Crown Prince is the smartest person in the world and had an identical memory like her, so his memorization skills was not normal. Adding in the fact that this competition topic given by the East Qin envoys tested memorization abilities as well as how well one’s vision was.