Reborn After Widowhood

Reborn After Widowhood – Chapter 178

Chapter 178


The same sentence could have different meanings even said by the same person.

When Hua Yang finished saying that, several thoughts instantly popping up in Chen Jingzong’s mind, just like when he just discovered that two boxes of treasures were missing from the trunk.

After this box is used up, I’m not allowed to sleep with you anymore. Are you planning to divorce me?

Or, after using up this box, I won’t have to go through so much trouble when sleeping with you?

Chen Jingzong lowered his head, looking at the grand princess leaning softly in his arms, looking at her earlobes that were redder than rouge, he didn’t believe that she would say harsh words to him in this state.

“It’s not even dark yet, and you’re telling me this.” Chen Jingzong touched her wrist frivolously.

Hua Yang: …

She broke free from his hands and pushed hard against his chest.

Chen Jingzong remained motionless, and when she was about to leave in anger, he pushed her back into his arms and kissed her on the face.

The maids were guarding outside. They all knew what kind of person their prince consort was. No one would be foolish enough to barge in at this time. What if they disturbed prince consort and grand princess’s intimacy?

As the last ray of sunset outside the window disappeared, the light dimmed.

Hua Yang lay on the couch with disheveled hair, her complicated skirt piled up at her waist like petals.

“Is that what you mean?” Chen Jingzong looked into her eyes and confirmed.

Hua Yang didn’t expect him to be so anxious that he didn’t even want to use the remaining half box.

In fact, the remaining ones could probably be used for about half a year, which was until the Twelfth Month of this year.

Hua Yang deliberately kept that half box, thinking that by Twelfth Month, she would be sure that all the disasters that had befallen the Chen family in the previous life would not happen again, and she and Chen Jingzong could run their small family in peace.

But if Chen Jingzong wanted it now, it didn’t matter, because Hua Yang had made so many efforts. She believed that her father-in-law would not die of illness on the Eight Month again, that those courtiers would not have the opportunity to accuse her father-in-law of seven major crimes again, and that her brother would not treat the entire Chen family so cruelly again.

It made no difference whether they wait for half a year or not.

Therefore, in response to Chen Jingzong’s question, Hua Yang simply turned her head away and said unhappily, “We’ll have dinner soon, hurry up.”

Chen Jingzong had already figured out her temper. She would never say a soft word, so he didn’t need to pay too much attention to her tone. He just had to focus on the key words.

For example, now, she looked unhappy, but she did not object, she just urged him to make a quick decision.

To sum up, she was willing.

The grand princess would never put herself in a difficult position. Her willingness meant that she liked to accompany him to do such things at this time.

Such a beautiful princess with such a lovable personality, which man could resist her?

Chen Jingzong’s waist was tense, like an arrow with a fully drawn bow about to fly, but when he thought of having to deal with that group of old opposition officials at the court meeting, and his two brothers who were far away in Jiangnan and Guangdong, Chen Jingzong punched the couch next to him hard, put down her cumbersome skirt with one hand, lifted her pants with the other, and put them on with his back to her.

Hua Yang: …

Before she could react, Chen Jingzong held her in his arms again, and while tidying up her dress, he said suspiciously, “There’s no such thing as pie falling from the sky. You’re suddenly being so nice to me, it feels a bit unsettling. Could it be a farewell dinner?”

Hua Yang’s face flushed red, it had nothing to do with shyness, but because she was angry with him!

She had clearly agreed, but he just left her there!

The grand princess could actually refuse, but when grand princess had already had her skirt lifted by prince consort, was already lying there half-welcoming, half-resisting, and had reluctantly permitted him to continue, prince consort actually gave up halfway. So where did grand princess’ face go?

She was really angry, and it was useless to make any jokes. She said coldly, “Let go.”

Chen Jingzong was very good at reading grand princess’s expression and obediently let go.

Hua Yang pointed out the window and said, “Go to Liuyun Hall to sleep tonight. I don’t want to see you.”

Chen Jingzong: “Okay, I’ll go over, but you have to eat well and don’t starve because of this.”

Hua Yang had a stern face and didn’t even look at him.

Chen Jingzong moved to the edge of the couch, put on his shoes, looked at her deeply again, and left helplessly.

Hua Yang sat by the window, watching his tall figure disappear in the corridor, and finally gritted her teeth.

Chao Yun was pushed in by the other three maids to inquire about the situation, and she looked cautiously at grand princess on the couch.

Hua Yang would not vent her anger on them. As soon as she heard the footsteps, her expression had returned to normal and she said calmly, “Set the table.”

Chao Yun knew that her mistress had a good temper, so she asked on behalf of prince consort: “Should someone send Prince Consort’s share to him?” Otherwise, prince consort would have nothing to eat. Because prince consort had always lived with grand princess, the small kitchen in Liuyun Hall had long become a decoration, and was usually only used to cook for the palace servants there.

Hua Yang: “It’s up to you.”

Chao Yun stepped back and explained quietly to the three sisters.

Chao Yue: “If still willing to take care of Prince Consort’s meals, it means it’s nothing serious!”


Hua Yang ate her meal by herself and had a good appetite. After all, she knew very well that Chen Jingzong was not teasing her on purpose. She was embarrassed for a while, and then she got over it.

After bathing, Hua Yang put on her clothes and walked to the main room from the west room. Chao Lu and Chao Lan, who had been waiting outside, came over immediately.

Chao Lu raised her chin towards the inner room and whispered, “Grand Princess, Prince Consort just came and hid in the inner room, and asked us not to tell you.”

How could that be possible? They would allow prince consort to sneak in, but they would have to tell grand princess. If grand princess refused to allow prince consort in, they would politely ask him to leave.

Hua Yang bit the inside of her lip, trying not to laugh because of Chen Jingzong. After a while, she nodded and whispered, “Just pretend you don’t know.”

Chao Lu and Chao Lan smiled at each other. Prince consort was so bold, it was all because he was spoiled by grand princess!

Hua Yang put on a mosquito repellent sachet and sat in a rattan chair in the yard to enjoy the breeze for a while. When her hair was dry and the sky was getting dark, she went to the inner room.

She glanced around inconspicuously and couldn’t guess whether Chen Jingzong was hiding in the closet or in the bathroom.

However, grand princess’s bathroom was cleaned and burned with incense by the maids every day, so it didn’t matter if Chen Jingzong really slept in it for a night.

“Then please have a good rest, we will retire.”

Chao Yun and Chao Yue smiled playfully, turned off the lights inside, and left side by side.

Hua Yang was lying in bed. After a while, she heard undisguised footsteps coming from the bathroom.

He knew that Chao Lu and the others would definitely tell her, and he also guessed that she acquiesced, so why should he really sneak around?

The bed sank slightly, and Chen Jingzong lay down and wanted to hug her.

Hua Yang slapped his hand away: “I said I don’t want to see you, so why are you here? If I hadn’t cared about your face, I would have asked someone to chase you out long ago.”

Chen Jingzong: “I waited until dark to come here. Look back. If you can see my face clearly, I will leave immediately.”

Hua Yang: …

She didn’t move.

Chen Jingzong turned her around forcefully and bent down to kiss her.

The grand princess was still angry and was not willing to cooperate. She scolded with her mouth and pushed away with her hands, but she met a scoundrel prince consort, so these two things were of no use. After a while, her hands were held down and she was kissed however he wanted.

“You think I don’t want to? You lying there like that, I can’t hardly breathe…”

“Shut up!”

Chen Jingzong: “Okay, don’t talk. I left you hanging before. I’ll make up for it first.”

He jumped out of bed and ran to the dresser to fish something out.

The grand princess still felt a little awkward, so she pulled the quilt tighter and uttered a few sarcastic words.

The prince consort seemed to have become mute. No matter how grand princess scolded him, he just worked hard without reservation.

After a long time, the prince consort finally spoke in a hoarse voice, and touched the tip of the princess’ nose with his finger: “Is the ancestor still angry?”

Hua Yang hit him unhappily, the force was so soft, like ripples caused by a breeze blowing across the water.

Chen Jingzong held her hand and kissed her: “What did the Eldest Princess say to you? Why are you so anxious to have a child after she came?”

Hua Yang paused and said, “My aunt thought we had run out of that thing and wanted to send more. Then I went to see how much stock you have.”

Chen Jingzong: “Then you dislike that there’s too many of them?”

Hua Yang: “How can I not dislike? Your two boxes can be used for four to five years. How old will I be in four to five years?”

Chen Jingzong: “Twenty-seven or twenty-eight is not old.”

Hua Yang: “I am not old, but you will be in your early thirties. My aunt said that men are useless after they are thirty. Your brain is not as smart as that of your eldest brother and third brother. The longer you wait, the dumber your child will be. I don’t want to give birth to a stupid child.”

Chen Jingzong: …

Hua Yang heard the sound of him grinding his teeth. Her shoulders trembled with laughter. She was afraid that he would notice her, so she wanted to lie down on the side.

As soon as she moved, Chen Jingzong held her down, pressed her over, and asked with gritted teeth: “Who told you that my brain is not as good as theirs?”

Hua Yang: “Eldest Brother is the Zhuangyuan, while Third Brother is the Tanhua. You didn’t even pass the county level exam, right?”

Chen Jingzong: “That’s because I don’t want to take the exam.”

Hua Yang: “Yes, many Juren fail to become a Jinshi because they don’t want to be a Jinshi.”

Chen Jingzong: “Okay, you wait. Anyway, there will probably be no war at the border in the next few years. Starting tomorrow, I will study hard and become a Zhuangyuan for you.”

Hua Yang asked in surprise: “Do you really want to take the exam?”

Chen Jingzong: “Yes, if I fail the exam, I will take your surname.”

Hua Yang: “You wish.”

Chen Jingzong got out of bed first, turned on the light, and went to the washstand to wash the thing.

Hua Yang looked at him silently.

Soon, Chen Jingzong finished washing, changed the water, and wet the towel to serve the grand princess.

Hua Yang closed her eyes for a moment, and waited until he finished his work and lay down again before she said, “I believe you have the ability to become a Zhuangyuan, but forget it. Going back and forth to the guard station every day is tiring enough, it’s not worth it.”

Chen Jingzong: “I must take the exam, otherwise if you give birth to a stupid child, His Majesty will blame me.”

Hua Yang twisted his arm and said, “Then you can take the exam. In order not to delay your study, you will have to sleep in Liuyun Hall until you pass the exam and become a Zhuangyuan.”

Chen Jingzong: …

He grabbed her hand and said, “I’m not kidding you. If you really like Zhuangyuan, I will definitely be one for you.”

Hua Yang: “If I like Zhuangyuan, the imperial examinations are held every three years, would it be ever your turn?”

Chen Jingzong held her in his arms and kissed her ear: “If you don’t like Zhuangyuan, what kind do you like?”

Hua Yang did not answer.

Chen Jingzong kissed along her warm and delicate cheek all the way to the corner of her mouth.

Breathing in a staggered manner, he asked in a mysterious way: “Is it me?”

Hua Yang smiled and said, “No.”

Chen Jingzong paused and bit her again: “The day you’re willing to say you love me, the sun will really rise from the west.”

Hua Yang: “You can wait and see, maybe that day will come.”

The author has something to say:

Chen Jingzong: If I fail the exam, I will take your surname.

Hua Yang: Me? What’s my last name?

Chen Jingzong: ….

Hua Yang: How can you be a prince consort without knowing my last name?

Chen Jingzong: ….

Translator’s note:

Yes the author never tell us her last name.

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