Chapter 252 – Only a female is difficult to raise ah
Early morning the next day.
Everyone had already finished packing their bags and placed it in the horse carriages.
Chu Qing-Yan exited the door to her room and saw a neatly arranged row of people. Her taut body as a result of a whole night of unease relaxed a bit.
By her ear came everyone’s salutations, Chu Qing-Yan looked in the direction of those voices.
One only saw that on the steps before the hallway, a tall and lean figure was standing there. From her point of view, she could only see his cloud like long black hair, his refined black colored robe and those slender white fingers from the narrow black colored sleeves. Those fingertips had slight pinkish undertones that gave off specks of light under the sunshine, making it hard for people to shift their gaze away.
Although beauty could dazzle people, with his beautiful appearance and jade tree like figure that faced the wind, she could clearly distinguish that what Big Block of Ice was wearing today wasn’t the same as what he normally wore. It was as if there was a bit more cold strictness that was concise and orderly. While in the past at most he would hang a jade as a decoration at his waist, today she saw he was wearing a long black sword at his waist. It blended in with his all black clothing, as if that sword should naturally be placed there.
Xiao Xu sensed her gaze and turned toward her. “Qing-Yan, come over here.”
Chu Qing-Yan returned to her senses, seeing Big Block of Ice had his gaze on her body, she immediately walked over. “Big Block of Ice, what matter did you call me for?”
Xiao Xu glanced at her deeply, she didn’t understand the meaning of the emotion in his eyes. Then she heard him say. “Today, this king needs to deal with a lot of official business in the carriage. In order to prevent your existence from disturbing this king, this king has already told Qing Yi to outfit another horse carriage for you for today.”
Chu Qing-Yan felt she must have misheard him. Normally she used to jump around in the horse carriage for so long, and she hadn’t heard Big Block of Ice say anything. How come today all of a sudden he was driving her away from his horse carriage?
She was just preparing to open her mouth to dispute this, but Xiao Xu had already lifted his hand to stop her. “This matter is set just like this, this king will not change his decision. If you need something on the road, you can instruct Huang Yi, Qing Yi and others at anytime.”
Finished speaking, Xiao Xu had already gotten on that spacious carriage the two of them normally rode in. Chu Qing-Yan looked at the carriage curtain that had just been pulled down, she was somewhat angry and melancholy. Such a spacious carriage, even five or six people were to sit in it, it would still seem huge. How come Big Block of Ice suddenly made such a decision?
No way, she must ask him to clarify this thoroughly.
But she had just walked to the side of the carriage when she was blocked by Fire Spirit.
“Fire Spirit, what are you doing?” Chu Qing-Yan raised an eyebrow.
Fire Spirit had an awkward expression, but after taking a glance at the carriage, his expression immediately became stern and resolute. “Little Consort, this is master’s order. This subordinate can only obey the order and execute it.”
Hearing this, Chu Qing-Yan felt it was somewhat fishy. She pressed down on the feeling of unevenness and grievance in her heart. She wanted to find traces of clues from Big Block of Ice’s strange behavior today. But even if she broke her brain from thinking, she still didn’t know what meaning Big Block of Ice had for this arrangement.
And just at this moment, another carriage rushed to her side. Qing Yi jumped off the carriage and saluted towards her, then said. “Little young master, please get on the carriage.”
Chu Qing-Yan took a glance at Fire Spirit, then took a glance at that quiet horse carriage. She could only stamp her feet, in the end she jumped onto Qing Yi’s horse carriage.
Waiting until everyone got on the carriage, the carriages then started to move forward.
After having traveled for a period of time on the road, Chu Qing-Yan glanced at this carriage that wasn’t arranged badly, the more she thought, the fishier it seemed to her.
Chu Qing-Yan pushed aside the window curtain and called Fire Spirit over.
“Little young master, what instructions do you have?” Fire Spirit rode a horse over.
“I want to see First young master, you help me pass this on.” Chu Qing-Yan smilingly said.
Fire Spirit revealed an expression of having some difficulty. “Little young master, today master is dealing with official business. He already instructed that all idle people are not allowed to disturb him.”
Hearing this, Chu Qing-Yan’s eyes narrowed and she said in extreme anger. “Fire Spirit you look clearly, is this young master an idle person?”
Hearing this, Fire Spirit suddenly coughed lightly several times, aware that he said the wrong words, he immediately nodded. “Little young master wait a moment, this subordinate will immediately go to pass this on for you.” Consequently, he stole away.
Although along the way the atmosphere was strange, but seeing this scene of the Little Consort and Fire Spirit exchanging verbal blows, Earth Spirit, Air Spirit and others still couldn’t help but laugh out loud. However, everyone got a huge supercilious look from Fire Spirit.
Originally Chu Qing-Yan was peacefully and calmly waiting in the carriage, but she waited for a long time and she still didn’t see Fire Spirit return. Her heart became somewhat impatient, so she asked Wood Spirit and found out that Fire Spirit was penalized by Big Block of Ice to go find a path. The reason was that he deliberately committed a crime.
Chu Qing-Yan rubbed her head, what kind of criminal charge was this?
But with Fire Spirit being punished, other people were unwilling to help her pass on this message.
As a result, Chu Qing-Yan decided she will personally go and ask the person sitting in the carriage ahead of hers to clearlify.
“Jin Xin.” Chu Qing-Yan lifted the curtain to the driver’s seat and called to the person sitting in the coachman’s position.
“Master, do you have some matters?” Jin Xin drove the carriage steadily and stably. He did it so well that this made Chu Qing-Yan think that he was a coachman before he lost his memory. Only that he was too young, letting her put a stop to this thought.
“Catch up with First young master’s carriage. I have words I need to say to him.” Chu Qing-Yan ordered. Since the mountain won’t come over, then she’ll go over there.
Jin Xin immediately complied, the whip hit on the horse’s back and their speed all of a sudden accelerated.
Now Chu Qing-Yan finally perceived the difference between her people and others’ people. Jin Xin was one of her people, so he only listened to and obeyed her orders, while Fire Spirit and his group only listened to Big Block of Ice’s orders. Once there were matters between her and Big Block of Ice, they escape the fastest.
The carriage very quickly caught up to the one before hers.
Chu Qing-Yan lifted up the carriage curtain and said to the horse carriage at her side in a pitiful tone. “Your Highness, are you mad at me? Is it because I did something wrong?”
When Xiao Xu, who was just in the middle of thumbing through letters, heard the voice from outside, his fingers paused slightly, but very quickly it continued to thumb through the pages.
Let the little fellow toss about for a while, then she’ll stop, the best way is not to pay her any heed.
But the person outside seemed to continue to persevere on.
“You Highness, is it because Qing-Yan put sleeping drugs in your medicine and food that you don’t want to acknowledge my presence? I swear I only did it that one time. Moreover, in the future I won’t ever do something like it again. So you should just forgive me, I was wrong.”
Chu Qing-Yan’s eyes turned in a probing manner, in fact she didn’t have that much of a grasp.
“Your wings have gotten harder huh? Even daring to plot against this king?” Xiao Xu didn’t expect that she would actually confess without being pressured. He felt somewhat angry, yet he also found it laughable.
At last she heard Big Block of Ice’s voice, Chu Qing-Yan was suddenly delighted. She disregarded what his attitude was after knowing this matter, in any case as long as she achieved her goal, it was okay.
“I know I was wrong. If you let me get on the carriage, I’ll tell you who my accomplices were.”
Air Spirit who was on the side watching this play suddenly quivered. The Little Consort will use any method in order to get on the carriage, she was even willing to sell him out.
And Earth Spirit also felt a layer of cold sweat appear on his back.
Sure enough, the ancient people were wise. Only women and people with vile character are difficult to raise ah!