Chapter 78 – Arrogance makes you miss the first step
Chu Qing-Yan swifty lifted her head and saw Xiao Xu walking directly towards her.
Chu Qing-Yan didn’t suspect him and smoothly said. “Xi Ning was saying when she looked for my dad, she coincidentally saw Your Highness at the side of the pond. As a result, Qing-Yan wanted to know if Your Highness had bumped into my dad?”
Chu Qing-Yan, who was folding up her sleeves didn’t realize that when she said this, Xiao Xu’s steps paused slightly, appearing somewhat unnatural. However, very quickly Xiao Xu returned back to normal and when Chu Qing-Yan looked at him, he was already all good.
“Saw him.” Xiao Xu sat down on the chair in front of her bed and smoothly replied.
Hearing Xiao Xu’s response, Chu Qing-Yan subconsciously tensed up. She still hadn’t forgotten daddy’s conducts and deeds towards Xiao Xu that day in the restaurant. Right now she glanced at him; a pity she couldn’t see anything in his eyes. Moreover, he always never revealed his mood, so she carefully probed. “Then, did my daddy say anything, or perhaps did anything happen by the pond?”
“What did you think your dad would say?” Xiao Xu asked in reply.
Chu Qing-Yan choked, was this person trying to worm facts out of her? Chu Qing-Yan immediately shook her head. “I also don’t know, just a little bit curious. My daddy stayed by the pond for so long, what was he doing?”
“Playing with Fire Spirit.”Xiao Xu said with an unchanged expression. He wasn’t really lying, although he agreed to accompany Father Chu to play, the real person who played with him was in fact Fire Spirit.
Seeing Xiao Xu wasn’t in an unhappy mood, she knew that Daddy and Fire Spirit played well together, only then did Chu Qing-Yan release a breath of relief. As long as Daddy didn’t provoke Big Block of Ice, then all was good. Otherwise, based on Xu Big Block of Ice’s temperament of not liking anyone to get close to him, it would be very easy for Daddy to step on his sore points. At that time, if she wasn’t there, it was very likely that her Daddy would suffer a calamity! However, she also felt that her Daddy wasn’t the type of person to easily suffer a loss. Only, the person in front was Big Block of Ice, so it was hard to say!
However, Chu Qing-Yan evidently forgot a point. Why would Fire Spirit play with Daddy for no rhyme or reason?
“Does your foot still hurt?” Xiao Xu took a glance at her foot and asked.
She could clearly feel that Xiao Xu did not want to continue the previous topic, so she replied. “It feels a bit better, but when I start to move, there would still be a dull pain in my ankle.”
“It’s normal, the inflammation is still there. Wait for another two days and it would go down and disappear.” The Xiao Xu of few words normally, so seldom would he actually add a few more words. “You can feel assured about Air Spirit’s medical expertise.”
After Chu Qing-Yan heard this, a faint warmth arose in her heart. She realized that Xiao Xu may be worried that she was scared, so he especially explained to placate her. She appreciated his kindness in her heart.
“En.” Chu Qing-Yan nodded, then she looked at him. She slowly said the words she had always wanted to say when she saw him just now.
“Your Highness, thank you for bringing my parents over to see me, I’m very happy.”
“En, this king had said before that he would make it up to you.” Xiao Xu’s moods didn’t fluctuate just because of what she said, rather he faintly replied.
Towards Xiao Xu’s response, Chu Qing-Yan felt it was normal. He was never the type of person that likes to flaunt the things he did everywhere so he could receive people’s thanks.
And at the time he said he was going to compensate her, she thought he just said it in passing, merely to placate her. Only, he was actually as good as his words as he honored his promise the second day. However, she never expected that the compensation he talked about was to bring her parents over to the prince’s manor. She did think about seeing her parents after this great calamity passed. In the matter of life and death, the people she was most concerned about was them.
However, he meticulously arranged this for her, making her feel somewhat touched.
“Then, can my parents still come to the prince’s manor in the future?” Perhaps it was because she was happy that she did not think things through before blurting them out. But when his eyes swept over, she became somewhat hesitant, would he think that she was getting an inch and wanting a mile?
Xiao Xu clearly saw the anxiousness in the depth of her eyes, was it possible that in her eyes, he was a ruthless tiger wolf without any human warmth?
He looked at her indifferently. “It’s not impossible, only——”
Chu Qing-Yan’s eyes lit up. “Only what?”
“You must cooperate with Air Spirit and properly treat that foot injury.” Although she always assumed the appearance of a well-behaved child in front of him, Xiao Xu knew that everything was all for show, her temper didn’t make her seem like the patient type, so he made her agree to three laws.
“No problem!” Chu Qing-Yan lifted her hand and placed it against her forehead, making a cute salute appearance.
Xiao Xu indifferently tore his gaze away, declining to comment.
At this moment, Zi Yi came in carrying a bowl of medicine, her face full of dissatisfaction. Her tone was disrespectful as she said. “The medicine’s boiled!”
Zi Yi had her face raised up so high that both her eyes looked upwards, to the extent that she hadn’t discovered her family’s Highness was also sitting inside the room.
This disrespectful tone clearly made Xiao Xu’s brows pucker up.
Chu Qing-Yan took a glance at Xiao Xu, then lowered her eyebrows, the corner of her mouth slightly hooking up. She originally thought several days still needed to pass before this servant girl shoots herself in the foot. She didn’t think that this day came faster than she imagined.
When Zi Yi walked to the front of the bed, the corner of her eyes caught a glance of a familiar figure dressed in ink black which made her somewhat suspicious. When she lowered her head, she met that pair of sharp eyes and her entire person trembled and quivered. “High-Highness, why are you here?”
“What? In this manor, is there any place this king can’t go? Does this king have to report to you my whereabouts?” Xiao Xu coldly said.
Zi Yi was already scared stiff by His Highness’s imposing manner, now when his words fell, her whole body become even more cold, with a “plop” she knelt. Her face turned pale saying. “This servant doesn’t dare. This servant had a slip of tongue, this servant doesn’t dare——”
As a matter of fact when her knees hit the floor, Chu Qing-Yan clearly heard the sound of bone hitting the ground. But she felt no pity for Zi Yi because she knew that if it was changed to her kneeling on the floor, perhaps Zi Yi would clap and cheer, using cold words to mock her!
Xiao Xu raised his hand to signal her to stop, he rarely punished the servants from the back cou. As in the past, this kind of matters were all handled by Hong Yi . Moreover, nobody dared to commit an offense before him. Therefore, this was the first time Xiao Xu faced such an issue. Seeing her face full of terror, he gave an order. “Bring the medicine over.”
When Zi Yi saw that the His Highness had excused her, she immediately handed over the bowl of medicine. But in the moment she handed it over, she regretted it. Her face became even paler, but at this moment, there was already no chance for her to take it back.
Xiao Xu accepted the bowl from her hands and his expression become cold in the next instant. Then he placed the bowl heavily on the table.
The temperature in the room dropped by several degrees in the wake of that sound. Even Chu Qing-Yan on the side felt that something was wrong. She couldn’t help but look at the little table in front of the bed.
She only saw that bowl of medicine. No need to even mention that the ingredients were not filtered completely so it floated on the surface, at this moment, there wasn’t even a trace of heat. It could be seen how careless Zi Yi was with her medicine.
“Call Hong Yi in here!” Xiao Xu’s tone was as cold as ice.
When these words fell, Chu Qing-Yan could hear footsteps coming nearer from afar. It may be assumed, that someone must have gone to call Hong Yi over.