“So that’s how it is!” Hua Zhu Yu coldly narrowed her eyes as a sharp glint appeared within them.
But something seems amiss. If they got engaged last month, how can Huangfu Wu Shuang not know about it? He’s always thinking of Wen Wan. Furthermore, if the first class gongzi of Southern Kingdom was tying the knot with the number one talented female, how can the people of Yu City be so calm? If they knew, she’s afraid they would’ve turned the sky upside down already!
Thinking back to the day when she got married to Ji Feng Li, it was like a huge boulder crashing down, arousing countless waves, everyone was talking about it. But now, such serenity could only prove one thing.
That Ji Feng Li did not get engaged to Wen Wan, or that they rushed to get engaged after the Emperor’s imperial decree. During the annual consort selection, any maidens who did not wish to enter the palace all rushed to find someone to marry. It’s evident that Wen Wan does not like Huangfu Wu Shuang, just look at how she had refused his invitation on the boat that night.
Is she also just finding an excuse again? Because she doesn’t want to become Huangfu Wu Shuang’s princess consort?
If it’s really like that then Ji Feng Li is really protective of Wen Wan.
Like before when he didn’t want to let Wen Wan marry off to the Northern Kingdom, he let her become a chess piece, let her die in place of Wen Wan, and now, because he didn’t want to let Wen Wan enter the palace, he plans to marry her.
Perhaps between Ji Feng Li and Wen Wan there really is genuine love and perhaps the engagement is also true. But this engagement had brought forth a hatred within Hua Zhu Yu.
Not mentioning those officers who had died on the execution ground, even Jin Se, because of Wen Wan, had lost her beautiful life, moreover, she was subjected to unspeakable humiliation before her death.
Although Hua Zhu Yu was buried in the snow and did not personally witness with her own eyes, Jin Se’s screams pierced her ears and pained her heart. Wounds from daggers and swords wouldn’t scare Jin Se to that extent, unless….
Hua Zhu Yu did not dare to think any further and quickly stood up, as a throbbing pain arose from her chest.
Is it that the life of Southern Kingdom’s number one talented female was more precious than that of Jin Se’s or hers?
Jin Se’s corpse was buried in the wilderness while Ji Feng Li was promoted and he even got engaged to Wen Wan!
Hua Zhu Yu lips hooked up in a cold sneer, her stark white face was still and pale, as a scorching flame burned within her eyes, mingled with a hint of pain.
She won’t allow Ji Feng Li to have his way any longer!
Even if one used their toes to think, one would still know that Huangfu Wu Shuang was currently not in the best of moods. The little eunuchs who were tyrannized daily by Huangfu Wu Shuang were current standing in front of the door, shoving a cup of tea around, not a single one daring to enter. When they saw Hua Zhu Yu approaching, one little eunuch placed the cup of tea in her hand, grinning and sweetly saying, “ Yuan Bao, His Highness favors you the most, it’s most suitable for you to enter! I still have other things to attend to, I’ll get going first then!” After he was done talking, he and the other eunuchs quickly bolted.
Since when was she the most favored? Hua Zhu Yu furrowed her brows before entering with the cup of tea. She also had some matters to discuss with Huangfu Wu Shuang and she wasn’t afraid to incur his wrath!
But the situation was not as expected.
When she made her way around the dividing screen, she saw a figure crouching on the couch, startling her.
Huangfu Wu Shuang was crying.
This surprised Hua Zhu Yu, based on Huangfu Wu Shuang’s character, he would’ve broken everything in the room to pieces. She remembered the last time on the boat when he knew that Wen Wan had intentionally rejected his invitation, he had vented his anger out on everyone on the boat. Perhaps he is now aware of his powerlessness and can only cry.
He is clearly very heartbroken, sitting there in solitude. His clothes had messily fallen down the couch and a few strands of black hair were scattered about his forehead, making him appear very desolate. He cried without making a sound, only his shoulders would slightly quiver. From his black eyes, which were currently concealed by his thick lashes, tears overflowed like rain, cascading down his cheeks and soaking his clothes.
Hua Zhu Yu had never seen anyone cry like this before, crying their eyes out like a little child.
She looked on in a daze.
If she could also cry so uninhibited like this, how great would that be? She even envied him a little.
She sighed inwardly, thinking that he’s only a spoiled little child.
Hua Zhu Yu then glanced around the room, only to realize that no one else was present. Huangfu Wu Shuang most likely kicked them out. She was uncertain if she should leave to find a temporary shelter to take cover under. If Huangfu Wu Shuang knew that she saw him cry, it was uncertain if this young child would explode and drag her out to teach her a lesson because of his pride.
But just as Hua Zhu Yu was about to leave, Huangfu Wu Shuang spotted her.
Lifting those wet lashes, his black eyes full of tears were revealed as a hoarse voice ordered, “ It’s Little Bao Er- ah, quickly come over!”
Having been caught by him, Hua Zhu Yu quickly lowered her head and pretended to have not seen anything. She then slowed walked over and placed the cup of tea on the side of the couch, smilingly saying, “The weather is so hot, would Your Highness like a cup of tea?”
“Little Bao Er, Wen Wan got engaged to Chancellor Ji. Say, is there any way for her to enter the palace and attend the consort selection?” Huangfu Wu Shuang coldly asked, not replying to Hua Zhu Yu.
Hua Zhu Yu lifted her head and saw that the tears on Huangfu Wu Shuang’s face had been wiped clean and only a solemn look remained on his beautiful face. Besides those pair of damp lashes, there was no other indication that he had just cried.
Truly a little child full of pride!
Hua Zhu Yu quietly laughed inside and slowly replied, “Why don’t His Highness seek the Empress niang niang for help, if Empress niang niang make a move, perhaps there is a way to make Wen Wan reject Chancellor Ji’s marriage proposal!”
Hearing Hua Zhu Yu’s reply, Huangfu Wu Shuang’s face did not show the slightest bit of happiness. His eyes slightly twitched as they narrowed, his body falling into a stupor.
“Cannot think that way, that woman never cared about matters regarding this prince. This prince asks you, are there any other ideas?” With a solemn face, Huangfu Wu Shuang gazed at Hua Zhu Yu with his bright eyes.
Because of those lonely eyes, Hua Zhu Yu felt slightly uncomfortable. Truly, only when crying does this little child look a bit cute.
But he used ‘that woman’ to refer to his imperial mother and his voice did not conceal his discontent.
Hua Zhu Yu found this quite strange.