Ghostly Masked Prince Xiao: Pampering and Spoiling the Little Adorable Consort - 297
Translated by Lumist
Edited by Wncrystal
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Because of the influx of patients in the Medical Hall these past few days, Cheng Yanluo could not entertain Chu Qingyan, and she hence let Xiao Xu resolve it.
Thus, the subsequent checkup this time around was managed by Kongling.
Chu Qingyan nibbled at the fruit in her hand, it was said that Huoling and his group picked it when they were patrolling the mountains. She took another bite and looked down to see Kongling focused on taking a pulse on her behalf and blurted out, “Have you explained it clearly to Yanluo yet ?”
Kongling retracted his hand and opened his eyes, “I don’t think it was explained clearly.”
After hearing Kongling’s demoralizing words, Chu Qingyan took a big bite of the fruit and asked resentfully, “I just knew you didn’t get it settled, haven’t you always been through and efficient when handling things? Why must you always be so slow when it comes to things that have to do with romance?”
At this moment, her arrogance in these words didn’t matter, however, a few years later she would want to dig a hole and hide in it.
After Kongling heard what she said, he felt a little frustrated, “This subordinate can’t do anything, once Xiaoyan decides on something, there is no way to change her mind.”
“Forget it, I’ll give you some advice.” Chu Qingyan thought that if she had to continue to watch them repeat the same cycle again and again, she was afraid that she, a stranger, would have to step in.
Kongling felt a little curious after hearing that, “Princess Consort, what kind of advice do you have?”
What kind of plan could this person, who didn’t even understand her own heart, have?
“I have three effective methods; first you cry, then you make a fuss, and then you hang yourself!”
Once she finished speaking, Kongling’s face looked a little ghastly, “Are you sure this isn’t the method women often use?”
“Don’t you think that your family’s Junior Xiaoyan is more suited for this method?” Chu Qingyan looked at him seriously.
“Princess Consort, this subordinate still has something to do, I will be taking my leave first.” Kongling felt that his mind must have been muddled, to think that he would turn to the Princess Consort of all people and talk about such things.
“Fine, fine, fine!” I still have another method. Chu Qingyan hastily called out to stop him.
Kongling turned back and looked at her suspiciously.
Chu Qingyan coughed lightly and cleared her throat, after that, she said to him with utmost seriousness, “The first is to be shameless, the second is to be determined and shameless, the third is to be shameless even if you die.”
Once she said that, Kongling’s mind was all over the place.
Even after he was about to leave, words were still so shameless, “P-Princess Consort, this subordinate is stepping down.”
“Hey–” Chu Qingyan wanted to call out to him to stop, but sadly, he ran off faster than a hare.
Chu Qingyan felt frustrated and took a bite out of the fruit, “He is stuttering so much, I was really worried about him for naught! Doesn’t he know that this is a very famous saying? Weren’t my words straightforward enough!”
“What famous saying?” Xiao Xu, who was outside, came in and overheard her mumbling to herself.
Chu Qingyan coughed lightly and stood up to change the topic, “Big Ice Cube, this fruit is very delicious, do you want one too?”
Xiao Xu knew her temperament and didn’t press on the matter.
“We can set off for Jiang Nation tomorrow.” Xiao Xu said.
Chu Qingyan, who had just finished eating her apple, wanted to find a piece of brocade to wipe her hands on, she heard this piece of news while doing so. She couldn’t hold in a laugh, “We can finally set off, we’ve already delayed it for four to five days.”
“No hurry, what life has is time itself, life wouldn’t be demanding without time.” Xiao Xu took the brocade on the stand and sat on the divan to help her wipe her hands.
Chu Qingyan watched as he meticulously wiped the juice on her hands, she felt a little thankful. When they first met, he gave her the impression of a cold faced man, she would’ve never thought that there would be a day where he would look after her with so much devotion.
“I will definitely let you survive, if you throw away your life, I’ll help you snatch it back!” Chu Qingyan had a look of determination and seemed as if she would get into a fight with someone the very next second.
Xiao Xu shook his head and smiled, “Just remain as you are, it’ll be fine as long as you don’t get crushed to dregs.”
“Big Ice Cube, how can you be like this, can’t you talk properly?!” Chu Qingyan felt as if an arrow had been pierced deep into her heart.
Xiao Xu let her go, if he couldn’t tell the truth, then he’d rather not say anything.
Chu Qingyan was overjoyed by how he was acting. However, what he said was indeed the truth. The her right now couldn’t even protect herself yet she still wanted to protect someone else. In other words, she was overestimating her abilities.
She laughed lightly and said, “Big Ice Cube, don’t be afraid, I’ll really do as I say.”
This sentence was said carelessly, but Xiao Xu was able to hear the underlying seriousness in her joking tone.
He wanted to laugh at what she had said but he couldn’t bear to say it. In the end, he lifted his hand and stroked her hair.
She’s just a child, I shouldn’t overly crush her enthusiasm, or else she wouldn’t have any motivation in the future.
She knew that the Big Ice Cube didn’t hold any expectations for her, but still she didn’t want to be taken lightly or be underestimated like this by him. Maybe before this, she did indeed want to act like a parasite, but that was in the past. Now, what she wanted to do the most was to protect his safety and health. So, no matter the price, she would do so.
From an angle that Xiao Xu was unable to see from, Chu Qingyan’s eyes shone with determination.
Imperial City, Capital.
Inside Jingmi’s study room.
Xi Xuandi opened the secret report he had just received and angrily wrote.
“Prince Ying has been poisoned with Snake’s Kiss Poison, the whereabouts of the corpse are unknown.”
He couldn’t be more familiar with Snake’s Kiss Poison, his face revealed a trace of anguish but it was quickly replaced. He kept the secret report and looked down to ask the person who was kneeling on the floor, “What did your Lord say?”
“The Lord said, the arrow was shot by him personally, he also watched Prince Ying get poisoned himself. So, Prince Ying is probably not around anymore.” The black-clothed man replied.
Xi Xuandi nodded but he still felt a little unsettled. In the past, he was able to survive by the skin of his teeth on the frontline battlefield. So he ordered, “Go tell your lord, if he’s alive, I want to see the person, if he’s dead, I want to see the corpse.”
“Understood.” The man in black stepped down.
Xi Xuandi quietly sat down on the Dragon Throne and a complex expression surfaced on his face.
In this period of time, the men he had sent out had already written a letter to inform him of Xu’Er’s disappearance.
But he was the only one who knew the reason for his disappearance.
It was only that, when he officially received the letter, he was a little absent-minded.
Over the years, he didn’t purposely scheme or wish to weaken Xu’Er’s authority, it was just that he could only watch as he got to the peak of power step by step. No one knew that he had an outstanding prince whose name was Xiao Xu, the first prince of the Xi Xuan Imperial Family instead of the unanimously praised Prince Ying.
Up till now, the ministers have all wanted him to become the crown prince. He knew that the ministers in the dynasty all had very good foresight as they took note of his eldest child’s ability to establish great contributions. His morals and knowledge were all excellent whilst his fourth son had already begun to distinguish himself. The both of them would eventually have a fight. In order to prevent a bloodbath, he decided to bring up the matter of selecting the Crown Prince.
And he was also forced to the point of using his last resort, thus thought up of this idea.
He thought of what happened that day, he was alone in the study and talking to the Xu’Er who had just gotten out of prison, He didn’t sense anything wrong then.
But now that he thought about it, he had a sudden realization.
This child is too smart.
It’s just that–
Xu’Er, a mountain cannot hold two tigers.
When born in the Imperial Family, one must be prepared to be made a sacrifice.
I hope you won’t blame Father for being ruthless.
- This is a chinese idiom that means to make a fuss.
- If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you just manage to do it but very nearly fail.
- The Dragon Throne is the imperial throne which only the Emperor is allowed to sit on.
- “One Mountain Cannot Contain Two Tigers” literally means that in an area, there cannot be two very strong personality people leading. Just like in a mountain, there will only be one king, one leader. If there are 2 tigers (2 kings), you can be sure, they will fight it out.