Chapter 219 Unexpected Identity!
With a clatter, the sound of broken pottery resounded through the study room of the Prince’s Mansion once again. The pressure that swept across in an instant caused everyone in the room to take a step back, their faces ugly.
The smile on Feng Tingye’s face had already been wiped away. His expressionless face was a bit less gentle than usual when facing Xia Yuqing and a bit more cruel.
“Cui Er, this is the third time.” Feng Tingye’s low tone obviously demonstrated his killing intent and annoyance, but if one listened carefully, they could hear a trace of regret.
After falling into a cold war with Xia Yuqing that day, Feng Tingye had not paid much attention to Xia Yuqing. It was not that he didn’t care, but he wanted to let someone who was a bit slower to take the initiative to throw in the white flag herself. To put it bluntly, a certain animal’s male pride had won out.
But what he didn’t expect was that Xia Yuqing would go out to relieve herself and because of this trip, it would give those who were plotting against them a chance, causing Xia Yuqing to be in danger and her whereabouts unknown. It is true that it was Cui Er’s fault, but was he really not at fault as well?
Cui Er clutched her bloody left arm. She lowered her head, “Nu Bi failed to protect Niang Niang, I am willing to accept the blame.”
Everyone in the room thought she was apologizing to Feng Tingye and bowing her head to plead guilty, but only Feng Tingye, like Shao Zitang, saw Ye Shuyan with the same sullen face.
Cui Er’s words seemed to be for Feng Tingye, but who she really faced was Ye Shuyan’s direction.
Before Feng Tingye could make a sound, a laughing voice came in from outside the house, with a hint of joyful frivolousness: “Little Junior Sister, wife, this master is back!”
Before everyone had time to react, they heard a swish. The black shadow flew in from the window quickly and landed firmly in front of the crowd.
Su Wuduan turned his head and glanced at the people in the room, only to realize that the atmosphere in the room was not quite right. He twisted his eyebrows in confusion and asked, “What’s going on? What are you all here for? Junior Sister and… wife? What’s wrong with you? Are you injured?”
Su Wuduan glanced at Cui Er’s arm that was still bleeding, and his face changed. Ignoring everyone on the side, he quickly stepped forward and grabbed Cui Er’s arm, anxiously.
Cui Er was stunned. The corner of her eyes swept to the side at Ye Shuyan, her whole body trembled. She hurriedly pulled her hand out of Su Wuduan’s: “It’s okay.”
Su Wuduan couldn’t help but freeze again. Persisting with Cui Er so long, although Cui Er still ignored him, only he knew that this person in front of him had gradually begun to accept him. She was helpless against him and had started to change her attitude towards himself bit by bit, trying to accept himself.
But now this move made him feel that they have returned to their original point unknowingly. Cui Er’s door that was finally knocked open by himself, bit by bit was closed again. How did this happen? Could it be that during the time when he went out to do errands, someone had said bad things about himself? Or did someone dig in his territory?
Su Wuduan was terrified, but he didn’t show any signs on his face. He only stared at Cui Er’s injured arm. Those details could be explored later, he had to first fix his own wife’s injury. Even this Gongzi knows when to show that he was wronged. He was completely moved by his tolerance!
The moment Cui Er withdrew her hand from Su Wuduan, he quickly grabbed her wrist to prevent her from breaking free: “What do you mean you’re okay? It’s bleeding like this and you’re okay? How can this be okay?”
Cui Er was taken aback by the rare seriousness of Su Wuduan, so she forgot to take her hand out in time. She pursed her lips after she recovered, “It’s none of your business!”
“You are my wife, your business is mine. How could it not be my business?”
The two of them stood there like no one else was around. Eventually, Yun Xi, who was on the sidelines, couldn’t stand it anymore. She coughed and reminded them: “Master Su, you should let go of Cui Er Jiejie first. Cui Er Jiejie went out with Qing Jiejie today and accidentally encountered a criminal. Now Qing Jiejie’s whereabouts are unknown. Cui Er was just admitting her err…. to the emperor…”
Su Wuduan then realized Feng Tingye’s unsightly face behind him. His eyebrows were slightly twisted: “The whereabouts of Junior Sister? Shouldn’t the biggest culprit be your Brother-in-law? Why are you blaming my wife? You can’t protect your own woman and you’re coming to blame others?”
Su Wuduan’s words were tantamount to stabbing Feng Tingye’s sore foot. Feng Tingye’s face was dark, but he didn’t refute.
After a moment of silence, Feng Tingye’s lips curled up. He sneered: “What you said is correct, it’s my problem.”
Everyone present looked at the smile on Feng Tingye’s face. It caused them to have a cold, shiver run down their back abruptly. Yiii can you stop attacking him head-on at this time, Master Su! Even if you fall into this misfortune, why do you have to pull us along? What’s your intention?!
Fortunately, Feng Tingye didn’t stay in the house for long. After scanning Cui Er and Su Wuduan’s body, he left a sentence: “Let Su Qingyan heal your injury, then go out to find the person.” Then he walked outside.
Su Qingyan, who was suddenly named, was frantic again. Why is it himself again? Does he really think he is free labour? Where is the consultation fee? At any rate, pay all the medical fees for the previous days first. Those who owe money for medical treatment will be struck by lightning!
Su Qingyan felt that since meeting Xia Yuqing and the others, his life had undergone earth-shaking changes. He clearly only wanted to be a quiet and beautiful man, not a quack running around!
Feng Tingye walked and stopped in front of Xia Mingyuan. A pair of long and narrow phoenix eyes stared at the person in front of him, with cold killing intent penetrating through his eyes: “You better pray that Ai Fei has not gotten hurt and that this matter has nothing to do with the royal family, otherwise I am not sure what I will do.”
After that, Feng Tingye ignored Xia Mingyuan’s face and left the study with Shao Zitang quickly.
“Weak chicken, Royal Cousin…” Liu Yixiang heard Feng Tingye’s words, and a trace of surprise passed in her eyes. Turning her head, she looked at Xia Mingyuan with some anxiety.
Xia Mingyuan had a sullen face and did not respond. He sighed for a while, then his face solemnly said: “If possible, this prince also hopes it’s not those people!”
Seeing Feng Tingye no longer pursuing it anymore, Su Wuduan breathed a sigh of relief. Just about to say something, he heard Cui Er’s displeased question: “The person is already gone, how long are you going to continue to hold on for?”
He then remembered that he was still holding Cui Er. He laughed awkwardly, then hurriedly released her hand, and said kindly: “Wife…”
Before he could finish speaking, he heard an unfamiliar voice: “Cousin, this is ……”
Su Wuduan paused, then turned his head to face Ye Shuyan’s face that was not smiling. Startled, he realized what this seemingly young teenager just said. Cousin? Could it be…
“Are you my wife’s cousin?” He turned his head to look at Ye Shuyan, his eyes full of inquiry and surprise. His wife had a cousin, why hadn’t he heard of it before?
Cui Er’s face darkened when she heard Su Wuduan’s words. She lifted her right hand up, and hit him directly on the stomach: “Who is your wife? Go away.”
After speaking, she felt very guilty and glanced at Ye Shuyan on the side. Ye Shuyan’s eyes flickered calmly.
Su Wuduan simply regarded Cui Er’s move as being ashamed to talk about him in front of her relatives. Now he no longer doubted the authenticity of Ye Shuyan’s identity. He brazenly crawled back to Cui Er’s side and said shamelessly: “Wife, how can you be so ruthless and unreasonable while making trouble? We are already husband and wife and you still say such things? Is it possible that you are like this because you saw your beautiful jade-like little cousin and you wanted to abandon me?”
Cui Er heard this, and a few green veins burst out on her head immediately. If the timing wasn’t right, she would have liked to step forward and grab Su Wuduan’s neck and fight to the death with him.
“I’ll say it again, I have nothing to do with you, so don’t come and pester me again!” Cui Er screamed at Su Wuduan, then got up and rushed out.
“Uh…wife…” Su Wuduan was shocked by Cui Er’s rare emotional outburst. In the past, no matter how unreasonable he was, he had never seen Cui Er be so angry. Did he go overboard? Or did he actually nail it on the head and she really likes this…sick, frail little cousin?!
The alarm bell in Su Wuduan’s heart was ringing. He was about to get up and chase her, but as soon as he raised his head, Su Wuduan’s eyes met Ye Shuyan’s and he froze in place.
He obviously just saw a frail young man that clearly had a pitiful face, but the moment he made eye contact with him, he instinctively felt extraordinary danger. He was unable to move, otherwise… the consequences would be too much to bear.
Su Wuduan’s intuition told him that when he recovered from this confrontation, someone would completely disappear.
Su Wuduan realized that he was stunned by a little kid! Was it his illusion? Why did he feel that his wife looked a little afraid of that boy? What is the origin of that boy?
Not long after Cui Er rushed out of the study, she heard the sound of footsteps behind her. She trembled and couldn’t help taking two steps back: “My Lord.”
The gentleness and innocence on Ye Shuyan’s face when he faced Xia Yuqing had all disappeared. His smiling face was constricted, with a cold arrogance that rejected people thousands of miles away: “He is the man who has moved your heart?”
“Lord!” Ye Shuyan asking so straightforwardly made Cui Er’s face change. Her eyes widened and she looked at him in disbelief.
“I didn’t believe it when Ying Yue talked about it at that time, but now it seems…”
Cui Er looked directly at Ye Shuyan’s insightful eyes. She moved her eyes away with a guilty conscience. She bit her lip. “Lord, you have misunderstood, I really have nothing to do with him!”
“Nothing at all?” Ye Shuyan seemed to have heard some joke. The corners of his eyes raised slightly, and he said calmly, “Cui Er, since I picked you up nearly 20 years ago, I have never seen you ever care about anyone. To become so confused for a few short sentences, can you still say that it has nothing to do with him?”
Cui Er’s face was white. Her lips pressed together and she stopped talking.
Ye Shuyan seemed to understand everything, and chuckled: “You were so anxious to get rid of him just now. Was it because you were worried that I would do something to him?”
Cui Er’s face became more and more ugly, her eyes unconsciously showed some concern.
“Don’t worry, I won’t do anything to the people in the secular world. But, Cui Er, you have always been good since you were young. Don’t make me remind you of your identity and your mission. You can’t give him what he wants. If that’s the case, why mess around with the minds of these people? Why suffer through a long pain when it can be a short one?”
Cui Er’s body shook. After a moment of silence, she nodded: “Subordinate understands.”
Ye Shuyan glanced at Cui Er’s blood stained arm and sighed slightly: “Go and treat your wound.”
“En.” Cui Er held her bleeding arm. Then, she couldn’t hold back, and asked in a low voice: “Niang Niang, she… ”
Ye Shuyan glanced at her: “Don’t worry, she won’t be in danger for the time being.”
Cui Er was taken aback, then she realized that there seemed to be something missing on Ye Shuyan’s body. After a sigh of relief, she turned and left.
When Xia Yuqing woke up again, she found herself in a very gorgeous room with a soft bedding under her body and a luxurious curtain on the side.
She sat up and rubbed her sore neck. Fortunately, she was knocked out just hard enough to not feel too much discomfort.
She seemed to have slept for a while. When she was kidnapped, it was just about to be dark, but now the sky was bright.
Xia Yuqing sat up from the bed, only to realize that this was a very antique room. The decoration was very warm and gorgeous.
Could it be that she was sold into a brothel again? But is there such a gorgeous room in a brothel? Where is this…?
Just as Xia Yuqing was sighing that she was kidnapped at a nice place to live in this time, the maid waiting outside seemed to have noticed the movement inside the room and opened the door.
The door suddenly opened. Xia Yuqing looked at the girl outside the door unprepared.
The girl was shocked when she saw that Xia Yuqing had gotten out of bed. After reacting, she hurriedly smiled and stepped forward: “Little Gongzi is awake?”
“You are…” Xia Yuqing looked at the smiling face of the little girl. It is really difficult to associate her as the kidnapper.
“Nu Bi is a maid in this mansion. Master asked Nu Bi to serve the little Gongzi. Nu Bi will do everything she can to help the little Gongzi if he has any needs.”
The little girl smiled. “The little Gongzi will be able to see master in a while. The little Gongzi has not eaten all night, and must be very hungry now. How about Nu Bi serve the little Gongzi to eat first?”
Xia Yuqing looked suspiciously at the little girl. Being kidnapped and serving herself with delicious food, is it possible that you want to fatten herself to slaughter? Or are you ready to blackmail the Ultra Seme Lord or her Royal Brother with herself?
Xia Yuqing’s heart went back and forth, but she pretended to be very happy. She smiled: “Okay, okay, I was just feeling hungry.”
Now that things have happened, she can only observe the changes. The most urgent thing was to figure out where she was and who the master of this little maid was.
The efficiency of the little maid was very fast. A table of sumptuous dishes appeared in front of Xia Yuqing before long.
Looking at the dishes on the table, Xia Yuqing became more sure of her guess that this mysterious kidnapper definitely wanted to fatten herself up for slaughter!
Xia Yuqing stared at the table full of delicious foods. She was still wondering whether to eat or not when she heard a sound of footsteps coming in from the outside. She turned her head in surprise, and opened the curtain. Slowly walked in…
“Four…Fourth Royal Highness!”
Out of Xia Yuqing’s expectation, the visitor was the Fourth Prince of Xia Kingdom, that is, her nominal Fourth Royal Brother-Xia Mingxuan.
Xia Mingxuan looked at Xia Yuqing’s wide-open eyes for an instant, he couldn’t help feeling it was a little cute. He smiled lightly and walked towards the table in front of Xia Yuqing. At the same time, he raised his hand and waved back the servants who were guarding the room.
In an instant, the unrelated people in the house quickly retreated, leaving only the two.
Xia Yuqing couldn’t help but shrink back when she saw this, her hand on her thigh tightened a little. She looked at Xia Mingxuan not far away with some confusion.
Xia Mingxuan, who had been observing Xia Yuqing, naturally noticed Xia Yuqing’s anxiety. He calmly sat down on the chair next to Xia Yuqing and whispered: “Little Gongzi.”
Xia Yuqing was shocked like a frightened rabbit. With two big round eyes wide open, she looked at Xia Mingxuan with a bewildered look, and whispered: “Your Royal Highness, why am I here? Did you bring me here?”
Xia Mingxuan froze. He hurriedly dismissed it: “No, of course not.”
“Huh?” Xia Yuqing was startled. The panic on her face instantly turned into puzzlement. Her pitiful appearance looked like a little rabbit who had accidentally broken into someone else’s territory. She was cautious and on guard.
Xia Mingxuan saw Xia Yuqing’s reaction in full view, and straightened his face, saying softly: “You don’t need to be nervous, this prince is not a bad person. Last evening, when the prince was out in the city, I ran into a carriage and it was Royal Brother and his wife going out. I went stepped forward to greet the person in the carriage, then when I took a closer look, I found that the person driving the car had a fierce face and he was not kind looking from first sight. This prince was worried that the people in the car had an accident, so I stopped the carriage. The thugs felt guilty when they saw the situation. When this prince got close to the carriage, they attacked first and fled hurriedly, leaving only little Gongzi in the carriage.”
Xia Yuqing stared with widened eyes. She looked at Xia Mingxuan with a look of disbelief, then as if thinking of something, she exclaimed: “Then…what about the thugs? Have they been caught? Did they run away? Where are they? Why did they kidnap me? Will they kidnap me in the future?”
Xia Mingxuan looked at Xia Yuqing’s inquisitive little appearance. His smile became deeper: “Those thugs were swift with their hands and feet, I am afraid they must be habitual offenders. Although this prince chased them, they were never arrested. However, this prince has already ordered people to investigate the matter thoroughly, I believe that there will be results soon. This little Gongzi can feel rest assured. This group must have seen this little Gongzi in the Prince’s Mansion and mistakenly thought that the little Gongzi was an important person in the prince’s mansion, thus they did this. Now that the little Gongzi is here in this prince’s abode, this prince will naturally not allow anyone to hurt the little Gongzi.”
Xia Yuqing pondered for a moment, seemingly believing Xia Mingxuan’s explanation. She looked up curiously: “Then…Where am I now?”
Xia Mingxuan paused, then told the truth to Xia Yuqing: “This is a summer residence this prince uses to escape the heat outside the capital. There are relatively few people coming here usually, so little Gongzi doesn’t have to worry about meeting others.”
Of course, you will never see that man and Xia Mingyuan who likes to be nosy. Xia Mingxuan narrowed his eyes and added that sentence to his heart.
“A summer resort outside the capital? So we are not in the capital now?” Xia Yuqing was startled, and asked a little surprised.
Xia Mingxuan was worried that she would be suspicious again and calmly said: “Well, didn’t this prince just say it? This prince met this young Gongzi outside the city gate yesterday. The city gate was locked after the night, so this prince could only take this young Gongzi to the summer resort for the time being and let the young Gongzi settle down here first.”
Xia Mingxuan’s remarks were reasonable. He obviously had prepared his words from the beginning.
Listening to Xia Mingxuan’s explanation, Xia Yuqing was silent for a moment, then said dully: “It’s not too early now, can Your Fourth Highness send me back to the Prince’s Mansion soon?”
Xia Mingxuan’s expression changed for a moment, but he quickly returned it to its original state. He raised his familiar smile: “Yes, but it’s not this prince that will send the young Gongzi back.”
“What do you mean?” Xia Yuqing was startled and looked at Xia Mingxuan in confusion.
Xia Mingxuan slight chuckled: “There is still a decent journey back to the Prince’s mansion. Along the way if another event or accident occurs, like if those criminals do not give up and comes for young Gongzi again, this prince is not reassured.”
“But …… Didn’t you just say that you have asked people to thoroughly investigate the whereabouts of those thugs and there will be results soon?”
“Don’t be afraid of ten thousand, just that one chance.” Xia Mingxuan said with a gentle face, “This prince rescued you yesterday, so many people on the road must have seen where the little Gongzi is. Royal Brother must know that little Gongzi is here with this prince. At this time, if the little Gongzi has any accidents or mishaps, it will be blamed on the head of this prince. This prince can’t afford that. So, for the sake of the reputation of this prince and for your safety, little Gongzi, it’s better for you to stay here. This prince has already sent a message to the Prince’s Mansion to inform Royal Brother and Royal Sister-in-law. Presumably, they will come here to pick up the little Gongzi in person.”
Xia Mingxuan’s words were reasonable. Xia Yuqing had nothing to refute, so she nodded and stopped talking.
Seeing that Xia Yuqing’s mood was a little depressed, Xia Mingxuan just wanted to say something to comfort her, but heard an inharmonious voice from Xia Yuqing’s belly.
Xia Yuqing and Xia Mingxuan were taken aback at the same time. After Xia Yuqing reacted, she lowered her head with some guilty conscience, her face flushed.
Xia Mingxuan couldn’t help but smile, “The little Gongzi hasn’t eaten since last night. He must be hungry. Eat.”
Xia Yuqing nodded with a blushing face. She obediently reached out and took a piece of meat bun from the table. After taking a bite of the steamed bun, her eyes lit up: “Mmm, it’s delicious.”
Xia Mingxuan smiled: “If it’s delicious, eat more.”
Xia Yuqing was not polite. She grabbed another steamed bun on the table. Both hands kept stuffing her mouth, it seemed that she was really hungry.
“Slow down, slow down, no one will fight with you. Eat slowly, there is a lot more.” Xia Mingxuan looked at Xia Yuqing’s brutal eating and couldn’t help smiling. He softly persuaded her.
“En.” Xia Yuqing gnawed wildly without raising her head, then as if thinking of something, she raised her head to look at Xia Mingxuan, a little embarrassed: “Your Highness, don’t you want to eat?”
Xia Mingxuan looked at Xia Yuqing. She clearly didn’t want him to fight for the food with her, but was a little embarrassed of her manners. He was amused again. He stretched out his hand to touch her head, but stopped it: “Little Gongzi, eat. This prince has eaten some before coming, so this prince isn’t very hungry.”
Xia Yuqing’s eyes lit up, she was overjoyed: “Then I’m not going to be polite.”
After finishing speaking, she immersed herself in the various delicacies on the table again. She swept through the things on the table with a content look.
Xia Mingxuan gave a gentle look at Xia Yuqing’s face that was happy again. After a while, he seemed to think of something and said in a low voice: “There are still things this prince needs to deal with, the little Gongzi can eat slowly.”
Xia Yuqing didn’t look up from the food. She raised her hand towards Xia Mingxuan and said, “Fourth Prince, go work, don’t worry about me.”
Xia Mingxuan gave Xia Yuqing a last look, got up and left. As soon as he walked out of the room where Xia Yuqing was located, the smile on Xia Mingxuan’s face instantly disappeared. He asked in a cold voice, “Did those people handle it?”
A dark shadow rushed out from behind Xia Mingxuan and bowed: “Everyone has been silenced according to your Highness’s will. No one will know.”
“Very well, what’s the situation in the Prince’s Mansion?”
“They are looking for the whereabouts of the little Gongzi. For the time being, they shouldn’t find us here yet. ”
“En, guard this place well. We must not let them find out that Qing Er is here.”
Xia Mingxuan looked at the rising sun not far away with a gloomy expression. His eyes narrowed slightly. He would not let anyone find this place. He would not allow those people to take this person away from his hands. This time he wanted her to truly become his own person.
Thinking about this, Xia Mingxuan suddenly remembered the cute appearance of Xia Yuqing eating. The cold expression on his face gradually softened and he said in a low voice, “Have the kitchen prepare more delicious food for the little Gongzi at noon.”
The black shadow behind Xia Mingxuan was startled. He hurriedly replied: “Yes.”