Chapter 693: Competing again
They all stretched their necks to look into the box and they saw a human shaped ginseng placed on the red cloth inside the box. A normal piece of ginseng would be yellow in colour and this human shaped ginseng was completely snow white. The face of this human shaped ginseng was like that of a child. The snow ginseng would form a face after a hundred years and for the snow ginseng to look like this today, it really was thousand year old item. This was truly a rare treasure.
The ministers all let out cries of envy as they congratulated Chu Shao Yang.
Chu Shao Yang’s smile however instantly disappeared. He stared right at Na Mu Cuo with a cold light in his eyes.
“King Ding Yuan, this is a gift from prince Na Mu to your princess. This gift is quite heavy, why haven’t you thanked his highness yet?” Mo Chuan looked at Chu Shao Yang and spoke in a slow voice.
Chu Shao Yang gritted his teeth as he stood up. He walked in front of Na Mu Cuo and cupped his hands.
“The prince’s goodwill, please forgive this king for not daring to accept it. This snow ginseng is a treasure of this world and no reward can be given for no work. This king’s princess is not blessed enough to receive your highness’ gift, so I ask your highness to take it back.”
He actually cleanly rejected it.
After he said this, the ministers were all stunned. They were thinking, was King Ding Yuan a fool? He had given him a precious gift, that was praising him and his princess. Moreover, this gift was this heavy, so it represented his highness’ honour, how could he not accept it!
Na Mu Cuo broke into a smile as he said, “No reward for no work, your highness’ words are correct, but this prince is giving the princess this gift for a selfish reason. This prince is name the smartest person in the world, but I lost to the princess today. This is the first time this prince has tasted defeat, but this prince is not willing to submit, so I wish to compete with the princess again tomorrow. This prince heard that the princess was sick and that’s why I was willing to give this snow ginseng. I hope the princess can recover as soon as possible and compete with this prince to the end.”
As his voice fell, there was the sound of a cold breath being taken ringing through the hall.
The ministers began to discuss again.
“What? Another competition?”
“It really is the weasel wishing the chicken a happy new years, he has bad intentions!”
“That’s right, that’s right. What giving a thousand year old snow ginseng, it was actually for this!”
“This prince clearly isn’t willing to admit his defeat. It’s fine to compete, could our Ding Yuan Princess be afraid of him?”
Everyone stopped being surprised and they inspired themselves. They were worried the East Qin Crown Prince would come up with another trick to make it hard for them, but hearing him say he wanted another competition, they let out a sigh of relief.
They all thought that if the princess could win once, she naturally could win twice. There was no doubt this second competition’s victory would belong to their West Chu!
“King Ding Yuan, since the prince’s goodwill is sincere, you should accept this gift for your princess.”
“Your highness’s invitation, the king will definitely answer it.”
“That’s right, that’s right. Let the princess compete again and let the crown prince willing to accept his loss.”
Everyone saw that Chu Shao Yang was not making a word. Since he did not reply to Na Mu Cuo and didn’t accept the gift of the snow ginseng, they all began to convince Chu Shao Yang.
Chu Shao Yang’s heart was filled with rage. Of course he knew that Na Mu Cuo would request another competition because he was not willing. He would never forget his promise with her, he wanted to win and then take her from his side.
How could he ever agree to this!
But he couldn’t say no in front of everyone. He would become a great sinner to the West Chu Country, becoming the target of everyone!