Chapter 96 – Big Block of Ice’s reason for rejecting people
When she climbed on the carriage, Chu Qing-Yan looked back at Yao Ying-Ruo’s depressed figure standing on the roadside. Just by chance, she met that gaze full of jealousy and resentment. Chu Qing-Yan shivered, she clearly didn’t do anything or say anything. She wasn’t the one who rejected her, why did this person hold grudges against her? Wasn’t she glaring at the wrong person?
Chu Qing-Yan didn’t think further and stealthily stepped inside the carriage. Her gaze coincidentally met with Xiao Xu’s, who had already taken off his gauze hat at this time, exposing his abstruse black eyes.
She reckoned that he was impatient with her tortoise speed of getting in the carriage, so Chu Qing-Yan laughed embarrassedly, and quickly sat down in front of him.
The wheels rolled on and left in front of Yao Ying-Ruo.
The servant girl at Yao Ying-Ruo’s side called Tao Hong, said with a voice full of indignation. “That Prince Ying really doesn’t have any etiquette, Young Miss used such kindly words and tone to talk to him yet, he actually doesn’t recognize Miss’s kind intentions! An unfavored prince like him actually dared to not give Miss any face!”
“You’re not allowed to speak of him like that!” Yao Ying-Ruo glared at her servant girl, “What do you know? Prince Ying is this generation’s famous general, it’s normal for him to be arrogant. Moreover, he only forgot about me, as long as I appear more often in front of him, he’ll definitely remember me.”
Tao Hong immediately lowered her head and begged for forgiveness. “Miss, this servant knows she is wrong.”
The other servant girl, Liu Ye, had a polite smile as she said. “Miss, don’t worry, with your celestial beauty as well as your innate intellect, His Highness will definitely give you special treatment.”
These words made Yao Ying-Ruo burst with joy, her mood that had received many hits was restored quite a bit. Soon after, her eyes contained a trace of shyness and ambition as she vowed, “I will definitely make Prince Ying treat me specially.”
She was the magnificent granddaughter of the current dynasty’s Imperial Tutor’s main wife, her family background was impressive, her appearance was not lacking, her talents famous. In which area would she not match up with him!
Carrying this kind of pride, Yao Ying-Ruo coldly looked towards the direction of the carriage. “Chu Qing-Yan, is it? Who does she think she is! Thinking she’s suited to be with His Highness? She’s simply a joke!”
“That’s right, that’s right!” Tao Hong and Liu Ye echoed in agreement.
As the carriage gradually traveled farther away, Yao Ying-Ruo brought the two servant girls, turned around and left.
At this moment, Chu Qing-Yan was sitting straight and still, both hands on her knees, her eyes turning as she stealthily seized up the person in front of her.
Her gaze was hot, making Xiao Xu unable to ignore it. In the end, he set down his book, his two eyes staring straight at the person who was about to avert her gaze. “If you want to ask something, just ask!”
Chu Qing-Yan giggled, her stern face immediately turning gossipy. “Your Highness, what do you think about the looks of that girl from just now?”
“This king didn’t notice.” Xiao Xu didn’t expect that the question she wanted to ask was this and raised an eyebrow.
“Oh, then does Your Highness always treat strangers like that?” Chu Qing-Yan continued.
“More or less.” Xiao Xu replied indifferently.
Chu Qing-Yan tilted her head after hearing this. Her posture was not as straight as when she was sitting just now. She curiously asked. “Your Highness, you’re about to be in your passionate twenties. Do you have an intimate friend of the fairer sex or maybe a women you admire?”
Xiao Xu’s gaze became impatient in an instant. “Such a young age and instead of asking about the Four Great Books and the Five Classics of Confucianism, to actually ask about these unsuitable questions, are you asking for a beating?”
The person in front of her changed from Big Block of Ice mode into the stern father mode very quickly, this made Chu Qing-Yan find it hard to manage. However, they had gotten along together for a long time now, so she knew he wouldn’t beat her. As a result, her courage grew bigger as she immediately moved closer to him. Both of her hands hugged his arm, her tone carrying a trace of pampered silliness as she said. “I am curious ah! Don’t talk about unrelated things!”
Xiao Xu was immediately angered into laugher, when did he give her this kind of courage that she dared to move close to him when he was unhappy! If it were his subordinates, they would’ve already remained at a respectful distance, unlike her who couldn’t distinguish what’s good for her from bad. However, because of her clinginess, his heart wasn’t as impatient as before. “Don’t have.”
Chu Qing-Yan’s eyes gleamed. “Don’t have what? Don’t have intimate female friends or don’t have a woman that you admire?”
Faced with the person at his side who won an inch and wanted a foot, Xiao Xu had an awful headache.
“Don’t have any of them.” Xiao Xu took his arm back from her hands and leaned lazily on the pillow, as he carelessly replied.
“Why?” Chu Qing-Yan expressed her surprise.
Xiao Xu’s brows knitted because of her tone. “What’s so strange about this? This king is always outside all year long, guarding the home and defending the country. Have no time for these matters relating to romantic affairs.”
Chu Qing-Yan immediately opened her eyes wide. “But aren’t there a lot of females to attend to the officers and soldiers’ needs out in the battlefields?”
When her words fell, Xiao Xu narrowed his eyes and looked at her sternly. “Are these the things that a girl should know? Who told you these things?”
Xiao Xu got angry, a pure and innocent Miss from a good home actually knew about those dirty matters such as military prostitutes. If he knew who was talking about these matters near her ears, he would definitely punish them severely.
Chu Qing-Yan rarely saw him get angry, immediately, she felt the entire carriage start to freeze over. In order to contain the spread of this cold air, she immediately and heroically sacrificed her body, pouncing over to hug his arm as she laughed mischievously. “Nobody taught me, I heard people talking about it outside.”
“In the future, don’t listen to people babbling nonsense.” Xiao Xu didn’t reject her approach, the cold air dissipated a lot but his tone remained as strict as before.
“As you bid, my Highness!” Chu Qing-Yan immediately saluted with her hand at her temple, wearing an obedient expression.
Although Xiao Xu didn’t know what this movement of hers meant, he however felt that it was silly yet didn’t lose any of her straightforward adorableness. Also, hearing these words coming from her mouth, his heart immediately softened.
Sensing that Big Block of Ice wasn’t angry anymore, Chu Qing-Yan continued to advance on the road of gossip. If she had to evaluate her actions of this day in the future, there were only these words appropriate for her: if you don’t do it, you won’t die.
“Then Your Highness, since in the future, you’ll always be in the capital, those women that admire you would try to seize every opportunity to get to know you. Maybe then you’ll find a girl you’d want to share the rest of your life with!” Chu Qing-Yan blinked her eyes, completely forgetting her own identity. She purely thought that Big Block of Ice, this kind of guy who sacrificed his own happiness for the country should receive Heaven’s care. Although she had heard many bad rumors about him before, but after genuinely interacting with him, she discovered that the rumors misunderstood him. Big Block of Ice was actually a remarkable man.
Xiao Xu closed his eyes to rest, not really putting much care to reply. “Not interested.”
“Why ah!” Chu Qing-Yan couldn’t understand. Could it be she did not have the potential to become a matchmaker?
“Women, too bothersome.” Whenever Xiao Xu thought about those oriole and swallow bird-like females, he felt some displeasure.
Chu Qing-Yan was stunned as she recalled a matter. She heard the servants say that Big Block of Ice never let females get close. Then did he have some embarrassing illness or perhaps homosexual tendencies? Oh Heavens, this news was too shocking!
There weren’t anymore chirping sounds by his ears, and Xiao Xu seemed to have thought of something as his eyes opened to look at her with a smile that was not a smile. “Girl, don’t forget your own identity.”
“What identity could I possibly have?” Chu Qing-Yan hadn’t returned to her senses.
“You are the Princess Ying that was personally decreed by the current emperor.”
“It’s enough for this king to raise just one little consort.” Xiao Xu continued to close his eyes to recuperate, disregarding the other side being stirred up.
“But I’m still a child!”
“This king is not in a hurry.”
What does this have to do with whether you’re in a hurry or not?
Also, how did they get on this topic from chatting around? Chu Qing-Yan wanted to cry but lacked the tears.
One was unromantic, the other was ignorant about romance. As a result the two people talked without understanding each other, yet they were harmonious.
Which person said.
‘To like a person, it’s best to start to grab them as a child’?