Chapter 149 – Sharpen one’s sword for a jail break
Chu Qing-Yan looked at her, somewhat in disbelief. “Is Miss Yao joking?”
“I know how to say everything but don’t know how to say jokes. Won’t younger sister consider it for a while? If His Highness Prince Ying is convicted, then you as the future princess consort will certainly not escape from being implicated. Won’t it be better to agree to my condition? In any case, you are not suited to living as an official. Wouldn’t it be better to break away at the earliest time? I will safely send you away and prepare the necessary money you will need. I guarantee it will keep you for a lifetime without worry, what do you think?” Yao Ying-Ruo guided patiently to say.
Chu Qing-Yan sneered coldly in her heart, she really took her as a child to deceive. As a granddaughter of the Imperial Tutor, how much wealth would she have? Moreover, if she was to agree to her plan, afraid that what will be waiting for her wouldn’t be freedom, rather it would be a road of no return.
“Could it be that Miss Yao is suited to an official’s life?” She answered back sarcastically.
“Whether I’m suited or not, don’t need younger sister to be worried about it.” Yao Ying-Ruo lifted up the teacup and lightly drank a mouthful. Then she returned a smile towards her.
Chu Qing-Yan’s finger knocked lightly on the table as she calmly and unhurriedly said. “Miss Yao, I appreciate your good intentions, but I’m afraid I can’t accept it. If my family’s Highness knew I would use such a cost to exchange for him, I’m afraid he would be angry. I don’t want him to be angry. Even if in the end he is convicted, I am willing to accompany him.”
“You——” Yao Ying-Ruo never expected she would get this answer, she was unwilling to give up and continued to say. “Aren’t you afraid of dying?”
“Death? Who isn’t afraid? But have to see together with whom!” If it was with Big Block of Ice, her heart won’t be afraid.
Chu Qing-Yan stood up and smilingly said. “In the future, if Miss Yao sees Qing-Yan, its best to call me by name. This younger sister, Qing-Yan can’t afford to hear!”
Yao Ying-Ruo stared blankly on the spot.
Before Chu Qing-Yan left, her footsteps halted. She turned around to look at her. “But there is one thing, I still feel you have some merit. Outside, everyone feels that my family’s Highness is shockingly ugly with no one willing to get close to him, whereas you have strong feelings of affection for him. It could be seen that your vision is not bad!”
Chu Qing-Yan lifted up the teacup. “The tea is not bad, many thanks for the hospitality.”
Yao Ying-Ruo with a gloomy face watched as she pushed open the door and left. Of course her vision was good. Seven years ago, Prince Ying had just returned after leading troops to beat back enemy forces to protect the country. When she saw the formidable and valiant him on the war horse, she was already infatuated.
No, even eight years before, she was still a child that didn’t understand anything. She got separated from her family when she went with them to worship at the Buddha temple. She hid under a tree and cried and by chance met him. It was he who without much thought, had his personal guards take her back.
She could never forget when he was turning around, that silver mask fell down when he was inattentive. It was her who panickedly helped him pick it up and handed it over to him and saw that exceptionally beautiful face. She thought in this lifetime, she would never see such a good looking youth again.
He took the mask and the personal guard asked if he should kill her to prevent the secret from being divulged. He hesitated, then said forget it. Only then was she able to live until now.
Finally under his personal guard’s warning, she left with the guard in a daze. Afterwards, there was no opportunity to be so close to him.
She was so glad to be able to meet him at that time.
A woman’s affectionate heart was left behind once again.
Prince Ying wasn’t ugly as the rumors outside said. He was an exceptionally beautiful male. His stomach was full of knowledge, chest full of strategies. Being with this kind of male, she would be blessed for the rest of her life.
He had met all the expectations she had in a partner as a youth.
So she had always looked for an opportunity to get near him. She wanted to ask him whether he still remembered that little girl from back then. But year after year, the time he stayed in the capital was very short. If he wasn’t outside learning through experience, he was leading troops on campaigns. Until this year when he returned, there was the imperial edict of bestowing marriage that landed which strangled all her hopes.
Today, she spared nothing to threaten Chu Qing-Yan, ordering her to leave. She wasn’t certain if she had any chance to sit in that position. But she believed that based on those people in the capital’s attitude that feared or shunned His Highness Prince Ying, she had a ninety percent success rate. In addition, her grandfather was the Imperial Tutor and her father was Fourth Prince’s teacher. She wasn’t worried about lacking the opportunity.
That was a piece of unpolished jade, and she didn’t expect Chu Qing-Yan would obtain it.
She also never expected that Chu Qing-Yan would refuse her offer.
Yao Ying-Ruo bit a mouthful of silver teeth into pieces. Chu Qing-Yan, there will be a day I will defeat you!
When Chu Qing-Yan left the room, Fire Spirit’s expression was somewhat odd. But right now her body was unwell, so she didn’t ask. Their group hurriedly returned to the manor.
She had just entered the main courtyard, unexpectedly welcoming her head on was a bear hug from her own daddy. “Cai Cai, daddy really misses inserted in backwards scallion!”
Chu Qing-Yan’s pair of eyes heated up. “Don’t worry daddy, I will save inserted in backwards scallion.’
Daddy Chu cried several times and Mother Chu at the side discovered something was wrong with her daughter. Immediately, she pulled daddy Chu aside and asked in concern. “Cai Cai, what’s wrong with your leg? How come when you walk it’s not even?”
Chu Qing-Yan smiled and in a low tone tried to console her worried mother, saying. “It’s nothing. Just a little bit scrapped from knocking into things. Later after applying some medicine, it’ll be fine. Air Spirit’s medicine is really good, last time I accidentally cut my hand, when I sprinkled a bit of the medicinal powder, it didn’t even leave behind a scar.”
Mother Chu was still somewhat not assured, she lent an arm to support her daughter to enter the courtyard.
Daddy Chu saw his daughter walk with a limp and he recalled this afternoon seeing the at wits end block of wood and black ghost so his heart had an idea. Like a wisp of smoke, he disappeared.
Mother Chu pushed aside daughter’s trouser leg area and saw some badly mangled wounds. Mother Chu couldn’t hold back, her eyes became red. Chu Qing-Yan sighed lightly, if she had known earlier, she wouldn’t have asked mother to help her put on the medicine.
Only mother didn’t ask anything else, she took the medicine for healing wounds from Xi Ning’s hand and carefully applied it.
Watching mother who didn’t dare use too much strength, immediately regret arose in Chu Qing-Yan’s heart. “Mom, I feel I’m very blessed. I have a dad and mom that love me dearly, it is really great ah!”
Mother Chu’s sad mood instantly disappeared by her words, she shook her head and smilingly said. “Which parents under the heavens don’t dearly love their daughter ah?”
Chu Qing-Yan heard this and suddenly felt somewhat sad. There were ah. Big Block of Ice was a child that wasn’t loved by his dad and mom! But these words she only dared to say it in her heart and didn’t dare say it out loud. She was afraid it would attract disaster to her parents.
Finished dealing with the wound, Chu Qing-Yan took a glance a the color of the sky. It was already evening, so she asked her parents to stay the night in the manor and instructed the servant to go let Chu Manor know.
Suddenly she couldn’t see daddy, Chu Qing-Yan couldn’t help but get out of bed exited the room to look for him.
At a corner, she found her daddy with his back to her crouched there. She couldn’t help but walk forward, when she heard a strange grinding sound.
“Daddy, what are you doing?”
Daddy Chu saw it was his daughter. He lifted his hand to proudly show off the big knife he had just stolen from Block of wood while he was at his wits end.
“I’m sharpening the knife!”
“What are you doing sharpening the knife?” Chu Qing-Yan couldn’t crouch down so she leaned against the wall to ask him, full of curiosity.
“Once I grind the knife until it becomes sharp and smooth, I can then go to the royal prison to save inserted in backwards scallion!” Daddy Chu lowered his head and continued to use the stone to sharpen the knife, looking very professional.
Daddy wants to go break into the jail? Chu Qing-Yan found this somewhat funny and it also somewhat moved her.
“Isn’t daddy afraid?”
“I only want to save inserted in backwards scallion, it doesn’t matter if I’m afraid or not!”