Let Me Pursue You – Chapter 48
Lu Shi Qing almost thought he had hearing impair.
Yuan Shichen, who had always regarded his younger sister as a treasure, would actually do such a heinous thing? Such an act, obviously it was his kind of brother who was able to do it.
But Yuan Ci Xian’s grievance expression was very serious, she said while choking: “Sister-in-law is pregnant, but brother doesn’t love me anymore. Just because I snatched a chicken leg from sister-in-law during dinner, he looked at me angrily… You say, what’s the difference between this and kicking me out? I tossed and turned in the middle of the night and couldn’t sleep, so I ran away from home in anger. Now I don’t even have a place to live, so I can only come to you. You won’t bear to see me wander in the dust, right?”
Wander, she’s a ghost wander in the dust!
Lu Shi Qing looked around: “Are you alone?”
Yuan Ci Xian nodded, “I’m absolutely alone. This time even Xiao Hei doesn’t want to follow me.” After saying that, she pressed the back of her hand to the corners of her eyes, looking teary-eyed.
Hearing this, he tilted his head and asked Cao An: “Did it alarmed the old lady? ”
Yuan Ci Xian saw that he seemed overcautious, and quickly interjected: “It is said that high places are very cold, this wall is too freezing. So while you consider it, can you let me go down to get warm up first?”
“…” Lu Shi Qing looked up at her bleak silhouette, sighed, then stretched out a hand to her, “Come down.”
Yuan Ci Xian carefully stepped over the other leg, and suddenly remembered Xǔ Ru Qing’s method of getting twice the result with half the effort. A kiss was too valuable for Lu Shi Qing, and it’s not impossible to throw herself into his embrace. After all, she didn’t want to be kicked out of the house by him after landing.
She made up her mind, very cleverly lose her footing, and with an “ouch”, the whole person fell down.
The souls of the two people below were almost lost, both stepped forward and reached out to catch her, but in the end it was Lu Shi Qing who was in front, and Yuan Ci Xian fell firmly into his arms.
He bent his arms and caught the person, but his brows wrinkled, and immediately turned around while holding her in his arms, glanced at the lamp that Cao An had thrown away in a hurry, and asked, “What did you want to do just now?”
He was so anxious that he threw away the lamp, what was he trying to do?
Cao An picked up the lamp silently with stiff hands, not daring to look up at the two of them, he lowered his head and said, “This servant’s hand slipped just now, still ask Master to please forgive.”
Lu Shi Qing said coldly, “Go to Dongkua Courtyard and arrange a place to live, move quietly.”
Yuan Ci Xian was overjoyed, but she pretended to be in shock and kept patting her chest.
Seeing that Cao An leaving in a hurry, Lu Shi Qing looked down at her.
This girl was playing tricks with him. Knowing that he had no choice but to pick her up, shelike this.
Seeing that his eyes were slightly cold, Yuan Ci Xian was a little guilty, and wanted to divert his attention. So she kept groaning, and quickly stretched her arms around his neck, and muttered: “Well, I can’t walk because my legs are weak, you carry me…”
Lu Shi Qing’s eyes changed instantly, from a sharp knife to boiling hot molten iron, he turned his eyes away to calm down, and carried her to the Dongkua courtyard.
It was the first time he held her like this while she was awake. The touch was familiar, but also different, especially her pair of shimmering and compelling eyes staring directly at his chin, as if she was ready to come up to bite him at random, which really made him feel like a wild horse.
But he couldn’t show it. He just walked with a steady pace, quietly turned his head to an angle that could clearly show the beauty of his face, and then said lightly: “Did you inform your brother first? If he hits the whip again, I definitely will not catch it this time.”
Yuan Ci Xian thought that of course she had left a note for brother, but it was difficult to tell Lu Shi Qing, so she pretended to be angry and said, “I don’t want to talk to him.”
Lu Shi Qing didn’t insist anymore. After all, this move was in his favor.
He failed to mediate as Xu Shan, and later he went to consult his teacher’s madam on how to solve this matter. Xǔ Ru Qing was busy packing and preparing to go to Luoyang, leaving only six words for him: Go to the door to apologize.
After thinking about it, this was the only option he could do, so he made a plan. Tomorrow’s 15th day coincided with big court meeting, and he would be able to see Yuan Yu in the palace. Starting with him, it would be a good idea to take a trip to the Yuan Mansion.
But now it was good, saved him the trouble.
He was lost in thought, and the strength in his hands loosened a little. Yuan Ci Xian felt that half of her body was hanging outside, and quickly grabbed him and said, “Hold tight, I’m going to fall!”
Lu Shi Qing woke up from his daze, frowned and said coldly: “If you’re so troublesome, go by yourself.” Before he finished speaking, he already tightened his arms and rolled her whole body inward.
This time it was too tight, his jade pendant was pinching her waist.
But Yuan Ci Xian didn’t dare to speak out against him again, so she quietly stretched out her hand, trying to pull the jade pendant and move it to a different place. Unexpectedly, this pull, as if some kind of mechanism had been activated, actually tore off his entire belt at once.
Yuan Ci Xian turned pale with shock.
Lu Shi Qing froze and stopped, looking down at her and his loose robe in disbelief.
“I…” She looked up dumfounded, only to realize that she had mistaken the jade hook on his belt for a jade pendant, “I didn’t mean to…” After saying that, she hurriedly raised her hand, wanting to buckle it back for him.
Unexpectedly, it was easy to undress but difficult to put on. Her hands were trembling, she was too nervous that she couldn’t buckle it again.
Lu Shi Qing only knew that he couldn’t make a move right now, and under the great shock he forgot that he actually could let her go. And by the time his brain started working, it was too late.
Because in the distance, someone gasped and said in surprise: “My son…!”
Yuan Ci Xian paused, then her whole body collapsed.
Lu Shi Qing also froze, slowly raised his head, and saw Xuan shi standing on the opposite corridor.
From Xuan shi‘s perspective, all she could see was a thin, faceless man lying in her son’s arms, with his head raised and struggling to fiddle with her son’s loose belt.
That’s right, of course Yuan Ci Xian went out in men’s clothing.
This was a big misunderstanding.
Xuan shi was woken up by the previous movement, so she specially got up at night to check it. Seeing this situation, she almost lost her breath, stunned for a while, then hurried forward.
Yuan Ci Xian’s face was hot, and she desperately buried her head in Lu Shi Qing’s waist, refusing to be seen by her future mother-in-law.
When Xuan shi approached the two of them, she was so angry that she couldn’t speak easily: “Okay, what are you doing! Mother has been worrying about your marriage all these years. For you I looked at the young lady from this family, I checked at the young lady from that family… but now you actually telling mother that you… you…! You are the only son of the Lu family, can you be worthy of your dead father?”
She misunderstood that he had a broken sleeve’s addiction.
Lu Shi Qing was in distress, so he had to pull Yuan Ci Xian’s bun, and when her black hair fell loose, he said: “No, Mother, you misunderstood.”
Xuan shi was stunned. Oh, look at this black waterfall hair, it seems to be a young lady.
She finally regained her composure, but soon felt that something was wrong: “Okay, what are you doing! How can you be worthy of Lancang County Princess if you do such an illicit thing with this shady woman?”
Lu Shi Qing, Yuan Ci Xian: “…”
Xuan shi‘s chest was heaving from anger, and her phoenix eyes twitched: “What did you promise Mother after you returned to the capital? Didn’t you promise Mother that when Yunnan Prince enters the capital, you will go to Yuan Mansion to propose marriage?”
Yuan Ci Xian suddenly looked up at Lu Shi Qing.
Lu Shi Qing looked down at her, and denied it flatly: “Mother, I didn’t promise you!”
“You still dare to go back on your word with Mother?” Xuan shi said in a self-righteous manner, “You throw this person out of the house for me right now. It’s either she or me tonight, if you insist on keeping her, then you’re not recognizing me as your mother! Remember, no one can enter my Lu Mansion except for Young Lady Yuan!”
Lu Shi Qing and Yuan Ci Xian looked at each other, and both saw the hint of agreement from each other’s eyes.
Yuan Ci Xian jumped down from his arms, smoothed out her messy hair, and said hesitantly, “Old Madam Lu… I’m very happy that you say that… but I was kicked out of the house by my brother, if you don’t take me in tonight, I’m afraid you won’t see me enter your Lu Mansion again…” After saying that, she looked like she was about to cry.
Xuan shi saw her face clearly at a glance, and was so shock. She glanced at her son who was fastening his belt in embarrassment, pulled Yuan Ci Xian behind her to protect, and then scolded at Lu Shi Qing again: “Well, you, what are you doing! Yuan Young Lady came here with nowhere to go, but you actually have no rules, and did such an unbearable thing!”
Lu Shi Qing: “…”
More than half of Yuan Ci Xian’s body was blocked by Xuan shi, she was biting her lips while looking at him embarrassedly.
Lu Shi Qing didn’t want to explain anymore, anyway, he just need to pick it up, confessed his sin and apologized: “Mother, all the mistakes are Son’s fault. Tomorrow Son will copy the Buddhist scriptures for you for three days, and behave righteously.”
Xuan shi snorted lowly, and reluctantly accepted, patted Yuan Ci Xian’s hand to signal her not to be afraid, and then asked her, “Where was he going to take you?”
Yuan Ci Xian smiled at Lu Shi Qing as if relieved, and replied: “Dongkua courtyard.”
Xuan shi sneered: “You don’t know, Dongkua courtyard is separated from his main courtyard by a wall. He did it on purpose!”
Lu Shi Qing: “…”
She continued: “Don’t fall into his trap, and stay with me tonight.”
Yuan Ci Xian felt bitter in her heart. She wanted to fall into his trap, especially wanted to fall into his trap.
But she had to show gratitude on her face, held Xuan shi‘s hand and said: “Thank you, Old Lady Lu, for taking me in.”
Yuan Ci Xian lived in the room next to Xuan shi‘s for a night, and when the rooster crowed, she slipped out quietly. Relying on the memory of when she came to Lu Mansion back then, all the way hid to the east and hid to the west, and groping around until she reached Lu Shi Qing’s yard.
It’s not that she was restless, it’s that she had to go out to run some errands today, and she needed to ask him for a favor.
She thought about connecting the clues in her dream yesterday, and felt that it was necessary to remind Zheng Zhuo to pay attention to the Jiang family.
First of all, the Jiang family plotted against him, no doubt because of the fact that he might ascend to the throne in the future, and wanted to climb the dragon and the phoenix.
Secondly, according to her deduction, the Yuan family was defeated in winter two years later, and at that time, Jiang Bi Can had not yet given birth to an heir. This showed that the Jiang family’s calculations against Zheng Zhuo had to be at the beginning of next year at the earliest. But now, Zheng Zhuo was still taking a “secret path”, and most people, including the Jiang family, probably haven’t noticed his ambition yet.
It stands to reason that she could wait-and-see for a while, and there was no need to rush to explain this matter to him. But the crucial point was she remembered one thing – as early as when she first came to Chang’an, Jiang Bi Rou had been matching her and Zheng Zhuo.
At that time, Yuan Ci Xian also wondered whether she, as her brother’s bedside person, was really so innocent and didn’t know the private relationship between the Yuan family and Zheng Zhuo, and now she finally got the answer.
It was impossible for Jiang Bi Rou not to know. She tried her best to match the two of them, but in fact it was not for the result, but to test Zheng Zhuo’s desire to seize the heir apparent through this marriage, and through the two brother and sister.
It was like when Yuan Ci Xian lied to Yuan Yu that she wanted to marry Zheng Zhuo in order to test Yuan Yu, as a result she got his words and guessed the relationship between the Yuan family and Zheng Zhuo.
In other words, Jiang Bi Rou knew everything a few months ago, and probably already told her second uncle, the Minister of Dali Temple of the imperial court. And this thing had never happened in the previous life.
In this life, Yuan Ci Xian came to Chang’an in the middle of summer at the age of sixteen, which probably caused Zheng Zhuo to be exposed to the Jiang family in advance.
For this reason, she no longer had to worry whether Zheng Zhuo could be trusted or not. When facing the Jiang family, he was her ally.
Zheng Zhuo was punished to go to Wangji Temple to chant scriptures and pray for blessings on the first and fifteenth day of each month because he killed a life during the Yulan Basin Festival. So today she chose to visit Shaohe State Princess, who was also cultivating there, then find a chance to talk to him.
When she entered Lu Shi Qing’s courtyard, she immediately saw that he was fully dressed and was walking out in a hurry. It seemed that he was about to go to court, so she quickly stopped him and explained her intentions.
Lu Shi Qing raised his eyebrows after hearing this, and said uncomfortably, “To visit Shaohe State Princess, why do you have to choose the fifteenth?”
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Lmfaooo! These two really crack me up so much! 😂😂😂
Thank you for the translations. ❤️