Chapter 62 – To tell you a secret (3)
“Exactly, his highness Prince Jin!” for the time being Liu Ruohua could not worry much more about this lie anymore, she spoke calmly, “We and Prince Jin were both going to the Sunset Mountain Range. He is currently upstairs. If you don’t believe me, you can go and check yourself!”
It seemed there were times when even Liu Ruohua could use her brains.
If you examined each individual word she had said, you would find that everyone of them had been true. But if put together it would create nothing short of a suspicious misunderstanding by implying that his highness Prince Jin and her group were travelling together as part of the same party.
Liu Ruohua only wanted to take advantage of Prince Jin’s *tiger skin*, so Official Zhao would have no other option than to relinquish his enmity and let her go.
This could only work, because she understood clearly what his highness Prince Jin’s status was in the hearts and minds of martial artist.
Sure enough, Official Zhao’s expression appeared to loosen a tiny bit.
Liu Ruohua’s gaze darted towards the tightly closed window, and doors on the second floor. She persisted in her deception, “if you were to kill me, his highness Prince Jin would never let you get away with it! You don’t get it?!? My father and his majesty the emperor already have a secret mutual understanding. Before too long I will be Prince Jin’s imperial concubine. Hump…you dare to kill me!??”
Once these words were spoken, everyone was in an uproar.
There was a multitude of people standing in a circle watching. Each and everyone of them started to frown. They certainly did not wish for his highness Prince Jin to take such a brain-dead, bossy , handicapped with a severed-hand woman as wife.
Official Zhao’s wrinkled brows became even more tight. The pike resting upon Liu Ruohao’s neck was trembling slightly.
Su Luo was lazily reclining on the chair. A pair of clear and bright eyes were fixed on Nangong Liuyun. The tip of her eyebrows rose slightly in a provoking manner.
She somewhat tauntingly said, “yo, your highness Prince Jin. It’s your highness’s turn to be the hero and rescue the beauty now. Why isn’t your highness quickly rushing down to save your future princess? If you don’t go now the beauty’s head will surely only be able to reside away from her body.”
But Nangong Liuyun only pulled Su Luo into his embrace, as the corner of his mouth lifted into a devious arc. A blazing hot breath puffed near her ears. “What is wrong? Are you feeling jealous because of this king?”
“I, Su Luo eat sweets, eat salt, but never do I*drink vinegar*.” Su Luo’s expression was like a smile but not a smile. Her meaningful glance was just as it had been before; matchless beautiful and indifferent. “Could it be your highness Prince Jin really won’t go?”
“Go, how could this king not go?” Nangong Liuyun tugged Su Luo up from her seat. “If this king did not go now, the future princess of this king will get angry.”
Su Luo was walking by Nangong Liuyun’s side but could not see his expression. At this moment Nangong Liuyun’s thin lips were narrowed in a cold, demonic manner. A pair of beautiful eyes that were both compellingly pretty and flirtatious. seemed to release an intense and harsh killing intent
Two people, one on the left and another on the right, leisurely took the staircase down.
The entrance to the staircase was originally crowded full of people. But at this time the people automatically made a path for them.
Nangong Liuyun acted as if they were alone, all the while guiding Su Luo along. Step by step treading on the wooden staircase, his bearing was relaxed and carefree. The crowd was watching on either side, but in the eyes of Nangong Liuyun and Su Luo, they were nothing but single heads of Chinese cabbages.
“Your highness Prince Jin!” Liu Ruohua saw Prince Jin coming down, and a complex expression darted across her eyes. It was not just a look of being pleasantly surprise. It was also filled with expectancy, apprehension, and every flavor of uneasy emotions. But her final expression was very firm.
It was because she did not lie, and her father definitely had said this exact sentence before, that she was betrothed to his highness Prince Jin. Furthermore his majesty the Emperor seemed to have given his consent by nodding.
Official Zhao watched as his highness Prince Jin step by step walked down.
Although he had never seen him with his own eyes, but he was definitely certain. The outstanding youth in front of his eyes, was absolutely the legendary rumored Prince Jin.
Presently his highness Prince Jin was just like a dragon that had hidden away inside the abyss. His usually hid away so deep there was not a chance of him being seen. But once he showed himself, he certainly would startle the heavens and move the earth!
Official Zhao frown tightened even more. He must avenge the death of his only son, but also does not want to offend his highness Prince Jin.
“Is his highness Prince Jin here to urge peace?” Official Zhao’s expression was cold. His gaze, like electricity, was unwaveringly fixed on Nangong Liuyun.
“This king has no other meaning.” Nangong Liuyun smilingly said. “However, open your eyes wide and look clearly. The person here is this king’s future princess, so develop your brain and don’t believe what anyone says. You didn’t even know that you had just been swindled.”
*tiger skin – reputation
*drink vinegar – the Chinese characters apart literally say eat vinegar, together the characters represent being jealous. Basically Su Luo is playing words game with Nangong Liuyun, saying she never gets jealous.