Let Me Pursue You – Chapter 90
The two continued to bump heads and studied the mechanism of the lock. Seeing Lu Shi Qing was delayed, and Lu Shuang Yu’s stomach was empty, she couldn’t help but ask, “Why hasn’t brother returned? I’m hungry.”
Yuan Ci Xian looked at the sun hanging high outside the window, and replied, “He went to visit Second Prince and Sixth Prince to see their injuries, maybe he’ll return just after reporting to His Majesty. If you’re hungry, you can eat two pieces of cakes to pad your stomach first.”
“What’s wrong with the two princes?”
Lu Shi Qing usually doesn’t talk about court affairs with his sister and mother. Yuan Ci Xian was about to explain, but she paused after she opened her mouth, and said strangely: “Oh, that’s weird. You also went to Qujiang on the day of Dragon Boat Festival, don’t you know about their assassination?”
That day the movement along the Qujiang River was not small. Although Lu Shuang Yu was seldom involved in political affairs, compared to other ignorant common people, at least she recognized Zheng Zhuo and Zheng Ji.
Lu Shuang Yu’s expression froze when she heard the words, then she suddenly got up and said, “I’m going to eat cakes.”
She ran away after saying that, but before she could go out, she heard “stop” behind her, so she had no choice but to hold the door frame and slowly turned around, looking at Yuan Ci Xian with her mouth deflated.
Yuan Ci Xian knocked on the table and said, “Come back and explain clearly.”
She walked back half-step hesitantly, and said, “I was originally in Qujiang, but later I felt that dragon boat racing was boring, so I went strolling elsewhere.”
Yuan Ci Xian didn’t believe this statement, and was about to continue asking, when she heard three knocks on the door, after saying “Enter”, she saw that it was Lu Shi Qing who had returned.
When he saw a pile of shiny locks on the table, his expression fluctuated slightly, but he deliberately turned his head as if he didn’t understand, and didn’t ask any questions, he just looked at her and said, “It’s time to eat.”
Lu Shuang Yu hurriedly said as if she had grabbed a savior: “Yes, sister-in-law, brother is back, let’s eat quickly.”
Yuan Ci Xian looked at her while touching her chin, and asked with great interest: “Please explain clearly first, what did you do on Dragon Boat Festival?”
Hearing this, Lu Shi Qing finally glanced at his sister, seeing her wringing her fingers and not answering, his face darkened: “Your sister-in-law is asking you.”
With bitterness in her heart, Lu Shuang Yu scrunched her face and glanced at the two of them, sighed: “…I just met a weak scholar by the Qujiang River, and saw that he almost being squeezed into the water. In the name of chivalry, I helped him, and then left anonymously just like sister-in-law. But unexpectedly he chased me all the way, insisting on asking me my name, and saying that he would repay me in the future.”
Lu Shi Qing slightly raised his eyebrows: “And then?”
“He stuck to me like a gum, I couldn’t get rid of him even when I arrived at the mansion gate, so I had to lie to him that I was a maid from our mansion, and my name was Hong Ju. As a result…” When she said this, her face flushed slightly, and she was about to cry “It turned out that this nerd is now delivering letters to our servants every day, asking them to hand them over to Hong Ju.”
Yuan Ci Xian’s mouth twitched. The little girl was bumping into peach blossoms and causing trouble, no wonder she didn’t dare to tell Xuan shi and Lu Shi Qing.
She asked: “Then who is Hong Ju?”
Lu Shuang Yu wanted to cry even more: “It’s our back kitchen assistant.” She was about three times her size, so she probably wouldn’t be able to hide it for long.
Now that she said it, she simply poured out her bitterness towards her brother and sister-in-law, came over and grabbed Yuan Ci Xian’s arm and said, “Sister-in-law, you don’t know how sour this nerd’s letter is. He said he once thought the ancient ‘A virtuous person withdrew from colors‘ means a man of character values virtue rather than appearance, only after he was pointed out by others did he realize how short-sighted and narrow-minded he was. Now that he has seen me, he knows that what the sage said was true. He said that if one never picked it up then he’s not qualified to putting it down, and I am the first person he met in his life who he wanted to pick it up…”
Lu Shuang Yu shuddered when she said this: “Heavens, who wants to being picked by him! Sister-in-law, what do you say? Isn’t this person gnawing too many sour words? Will brother say such sour words to you?”
She vomited out her bitterness, but Yuan Ci Xian and Lu Shi Qing both stiffened their necks and looked at each other in a dead silence.
Why does this nonsense sound so familiar?
Yuan Ci Xian blinked her eyes twice, and asked very slowly: “The weak scholar you mentioned won’t happen to be surnamed Dou, right?”
Lu Shuang Yu asked in surprise, “How did sister-in-law know?”
How did she know? Because at the Winding Stream banquet on the eve of Flower Festival this year, a certain brother blabbered a bunch of nonsense in order to show off and taught a fledgling boy surnamed Dou a lesson.
She looked sideways at Lu Shi Qing: “Sage Lu, what do you think about this matter?”
Lu Shi Qing ordered Lu Shuang Yu to show him all the letters, and when he saw a little red chrysanthemum painted on each cover, he finally couldn’t help turning his face, and ordered Cao An to pass on the message that no one with the surname Dou was allowed to approach the gate of the mansion, and not accept any objects sent by the person with the surname Dou.
Yuan Ci Xian was between laughter and tears, and when she went to bed at night, she still saw his dark face, so she quietly poked him, and asked, “Sage Lu, how about a baby?”
Lu Shi Qing turned his head to look at her, rejected her invitation, said “sleep” and closed his eyes, as if he was not in the mood to do some bed sport.
She smiled and said “oh”, pretending to sleep obediently, but at the same time stretched out her hands to the pair of handcuff hidden inside the quilt earlier, thinking that luckily she had planned ahead when she was visiting the West Market.
She knew that Lu Shi Qing really wanted children, but he thought she was not ready to have one, and didn’t want her to deliberately force herself to become a mother prematurely because some meaningless dreams.
But she didn’t feel forced.
At the beginning when she thought she was pregnant, she was really flustered, but after knowing that it was just a misunderstanding, she was relieved but also felt a sense of loss.
In that short night, she was already imagining that if it was a boy, would it be as stinky as Lu Shi Qing, and if it was a girl, would it be as beautiful as her.
Already mentally prepare for this kind of thing, if she didn’t really conceive one, she couldn’t accept it. So she didn’t want Lu Shi Qing to hold back.
If he wanted to do deed than just do it, why so many scruples. If he doesn’t give it, she will ask for it herself.
After waiting for about a stick of incense, and hearing the steady breathing of the person beside her, as if he was asleep, Yuan Ci Xian propped herself up quietly. She then took out the handcuff lightly, pushed it open, took his two hands, and locked him to the bedrail, then lowered her voice, pinching her throat and imitated a dog “barking” twice.
Lu Shi Qing’s breath was still even and unchanged. Seeing that he didn’t wake up, she lifted the quilt, and slowly pulled off his belt. Unexpectedly, the scene that greeted her eyes was so spectacular that she was shocked in place.
Amazing, this man is so capable even when he’s sleeping!
Yuan Ci Xian was suddenly a little embarrassed, shrunk back before the battle, she casted aside her eyes and looked at dust above her head with dismal, and struggled for half a stick of incense before slowly climbing up.
The smile on Lu Shi Qing’s lips could hardly be held back.
Heavens knows how hard the un-sleeping him had to endure from the beginning to the end.
As early as in West Market, when her eyes were sparkling when she looked at the pile of chains and shackles, he already knew her intentions. After all, there was such a record in the book. Although Yuan Ci Xian’s purpose was actually relatively simple, she wanted to bind him because she was afraid that he wouldn’t obey.
He pretended to believe her excuse of “buying it to play” and paid the bill. Since a while ago he had been suffering in silence, just for this moment, where she would fulfill his wish with the method he saw in his dream last autumn.
He waited desperately, and after another stick of incense, he felt that she was still dawdling in place, and after dawdling for a while, she climbed down again, and turned up the quilt.
Lu Shi Qing was already burning so badly that he could breathe fire, so he forced his eyes open, and saw her squatting on the bed like a mushroom, while pulling out a three-inch-thick Bihuo book from under the quilt, frowning and desperately flipping through the pages.
Really well-prepared, but can this kind of thing be crammed at the last minute?
Lu Shi Qing was so angry that he almost jumped up from the bed. But seeing that her eyes suddenly lit up and quickly closed the book, he immediately closed her eyes.
Well, he endured it one more time.
Yuan Ci Xian hid the book and regained her confidence. Having obtained the method of getting started, she couldn’t help but exclaim with a ‘hey’ after successfully attacking
Lu Shi Qing held his breath tightly, and finally lost his patience when she stopped again.
There was a gap between dreams and reality. If he wanted to forced his dreams to come true, his life would be drained first.
Yuan Ci Xian was hanging her head in a dilemma, then she suddenly heard two “clicks” in succession, and before she could look up, there was a hand behind her waist. The next moment, the hot palm pressed her down firmly.
She immediately screamed, and her whole paralyzed body collapsed on Lu Shi Qing, she turned her head to glare at him. Her eyes were incredulous.
Lu Shi Qing couldn’t hold back his muffled snort just now, but under her glare, he regained his composure, and said in a hoarse voice, “Let me do it…” After finishing speaking, he turned her world upside down.
Yuan Ci Xian suddenly realized at this time, and was so annoyed that she wanted to settle accounts with him, but unexpectedly, Lu Shi Qing didn’t give her a chance to scold him at all, she couldn’t even get her words out.
She was almost fainted. After it was over, she heard him say that she lost the bet while playing Wumu during winter solstice, and now it’s time to pay off the debt, and then they did it again.
Later, she heard him say that last time the Thirteenth Prince failed to answer his question, she also needed to pay a penalty, so why not count it together, so they do it again for the third time.
Yuan Ci Xian had the heart to kill the chicken, thinking that it would be better to finish it cleanly at once so that he would have no chance to torment her in the future. But then saw him hugging her in his arms, painfully said that three was not even number and it was making him uncomfortable.
Then she was blocked by him at the corner of the bed, and was plundered for the fourth time.
In the end, when she was finally able to close her eyelids, she comforted herself that although it was a hard night, she hoped to be pregnant anyway. Lu Shi Qing miraculously saw through her mind, and whispered in her ear: “Yes. I forgot to tell you that last time the doctor came, he said that you will not be able to conceive a few days after the monthly period.”
After he finished speaking, he lowered his head and kissed her earlobe, and then concluded: “So sleep peacefully.”
Yuan Ci Xian didn’t even have the strength to speak, only sneered secretly in her heart.
And while he was asleep, she would get up and finish him with a pair of scissors.
TN: Four times because three is an odd number