Medical Princess - Chapter 479
Qi Tianyu came here in a hurry. He had changed his clothes which he wore to parade in the street on horse. Now he was in a simple but elegant light green gown, which made him look normal.
Seeing his clothes, people could hardly believe that he was the one who ranked third in the exam and the one who just paraded in the street on horse and was favored by thousands of young ladies. Now he was just an ordinary pilgrim who came to visit Yuhui Nunnery, claiming that he wanted to meet Fifth Miss of Duke Xing’s Mansion, as her old friend.
A nun of Yuhui Nunnery was going to inform Shao Wanru of this matter. Since Qu Le told her that Shao Wanru was in silence room, she then came here and told her about this.
After Yujie informed her lady of this message, she came out and talked to the nun who brought the message. The nun nodded when hearing Yujie’s words and soon she led Qi Tianyu who was in light green and looked extraordinary and vigorous to come here.
Yujie had been waiting outside the courtyard. When she saw Qi Tianyu coming, she hurried to bow to him and said, “First Young Master of the Qi Family, my lady was still painting in the silence room and hasn’t finished yet.”
“It doesn’t matter. I can wait for her,” said Qi Tianyu softly and then he strode into the courtyard.
The courtyard faced the mountains. Even when people stood in the courtyard, they could appreciate the view. It was early spring but it was still like winter at the foot of mountains. On the mountains, different colors were closely connected and formed a ring together with colorful flowers, indigo blue mountain ranges, dark stones and wildflowers interspersed with them.
A beautiful scenery.
Qi Tianyu was shocked by this extraordinary view. He just stood in the courtyard silently and had kept appreciating the mountains for more than an hour. During that time, he just moved slightly, which seemed that he was a very patient one.
After a long time, when Yujie heard some noises coming from the silence room, she hurriedly came in and checked. However, Qi Tianyu seemed to not notice this but kept appreciating the mountains with his hand at the back, seeming that he had no idea to check the silence room.
“First Young Master of the Qi Family, my lady invites you to come in!” Yujie came out and said to Qi Tianyu.
Nodding, Qi Tianyu turned around and walked toward the silence room with a peaceful look.
The doors of silence room were open. Qi Tianyu walked into the room slowly and saw a mat facing the entrance. Behind the mat was a bamboo curtain which hid the windows at the back. The whole room was not as bright as he imagined. However, as the windows at the front were open, the room was not too dark.
A little table was on the mat on which Shao Wanru sat back on her heels with a calm look. She wore a dark robe and her dark hair was arranged with only a hair clasp. Hearing the noise at the entrance, she slowly raised her beautiful eyes which looked placid and delicate as a shining pool. The dark silence room seemed to become brighter because of her shimmery eyes.
Seeing this, Qi Tianyu paused for a while but then he quickly walked toward her.
Yujie took a round stool for them. However, she didn’t put it on the mat where Shao Wanru sat but in the middle of the room, which made the stool face Shao Wanru. After Yujie brought a table which matched this stool here and served them cups of tea, she stepped back and stood beside Shao Wanru.
“Fifth Miss Shao?” Looking Shao Wanru up and down, Qi Tianyu said gently with his hand folded in front. Since Shao Wanru had been recognized by Duke Xing’s Mansion and came back to her family, it was the first time for her to meet Qi Tianyu.
“Have your seat, First Young Master of the Qi Family,” Shao Wanru said smilingly.
Hearing her words, Qi Tianyu then sat down directly.
“Why do you come here?” asked Shao Wanru.
“I heard from my sister that you have experienced many things. I was going to visit you but considering the fact that you just faced so many things, I supposed that it was inconvenient for me to see you. And I was too busy to help you at that time.”
Qi Tianyu answered very softly. He looked placid but he sounded that he was concerned about her.
He had been parading in the street on horse but now he was on the mountain, which had shown his eagerness. Now it seemed that he did care about her to some extent.
With only a hint of affectionate concern, he sounded so sincere and not ambiguous, which would make people think well of him.
On the other side of the bamboo curtain, Chu Liuchen smiled lightly, then he slouched back and laid down. He even pulled the belt of Shao Wanru’s robe, who was just sitting in front of him, put it in his palm and began to play it.
The bamboo curtain perfectly hid him. With the windows at the back closed, the place where he was seemed to be very dark. Thus, Qi Tianyu didn’t expect that there was not only Qin Wanru in the silence room, but also an ominous character for him.
“Thank you for your concern. I am fine now,” answered Shao Wanru flatly. Her watery eyes looked cold and unemotional.
“We two mansions have always been on good terms with each other and children like us also have grown up together. The friendship would not be affected by the change of our identity. If you need any help, I will do my best to give you a hand. I might be incapable in the past, but I will do better in the future!” He sounded much softer and even a bit guilty.
“I have to admit that I was possessed when facing the event in Jiangzhou. I have always wanted to apologize to you but I didn’t have the chance and I have always feared that you would think that I might not be sincere. I was overwhelmed by anger and thus I said something really bad to you. I am really sorry for that!” Standing up, Qi Tianyu bowed to Shao Wanru deeply.
He didn’t try to defend himself.
“You don’t have to do that, First Young Master of the Qi Family. Just let it be. It is useless to mention it again.” Shao Wanru looked much more placid, saying, “Please sit down. Moreover, Qin Yuru now has become Princess of Duke Yong so just let it be!”
It was an easy task for everyone to say something generous, including Shao Wanru herself.
Without the memory of her last life, she would be deceived into believing Qi Tianyu’s words and believing that he had let go of the event which happened in the past and tried to apologize to her out of sincerity.
“Selfish and domineering” was the best way to describe Qi Tianyu.
In her last life, Qi Tianyu almost ruined her chastity once. She could still hear what he said near her ears when he was drunk. He threatened her that he would never forget the feeling of being humiliated because of what she had done, so he would ruin her to get rid of the shame. He even said that he had always been the most respected master in Jiangzhou but he was forced to leave there because of her.
The ferocity underneath overwhelmed Shao Wanru. Luckily, Qing Yue was there. When she came into the room and found Qi Tianyu was there, she quickly hit him with a pot on the table and shouted loudly to let people outside come in.
Even so, people sent by Madam Di still reprimanded Shao Wanru’s behavior for being fussy and even for attempting to seduce Qi Tianyu. The memory that they tried to put all the blames all over the world on Shao Wanru was still fresh.
What impressed her most was that Qing Yue was punished severely and those people almost broke her legs. It was lucky that she found a good physician who saved Qing Yue by using a lot of good medicine and herbs without taking her too much money.
“Anyway, it was my fault and I have to be responsible for it. Sister Wanru, you were still a little girl at that time while I, as a man, not only vented my anger on you but even censured you in that way. I am really sorry for that! Please forgive my ignorance!” Qi Tianyu bowed to her deeply again with an extremely self-condemned look.
He sounded a bit affectionate.
When they were in Jiangzhou, they did call each other in this way. However, this call was quite strange as if a life had passed. Frankly speaking, a life did have passed!
“You don’t have to do this. Please sit down. As for the old call, I think you’d better not use that. Even if I still were Second Miss of Qin’s Mansion, it is inappropriate for you to call me like that. Moreover, I am not the daughter of Qin’s Mansion now!” Shao Wanru’s voice sounded flat but cold with a sense of distance.
She looked at him with her cold and unemotional eyes.
She still looked a bit childish but it didn’t make her look innocent and ignorant but made her look like a person who had been sophisticated and had seen through the secular world.
Qi Tianyu now was not sure about Shao Wanru’s attitude. Was she really calm like this? Or did the event in Jiangzhou make her estrange herself from him?
It shouldn’t be! Since he had arrived in the capital city, he had been making up for this. He had done so perfectly that even Qin Huaiyong could forgive him and almost promise the marriage between Shao Wanru and him. An eleven- or twelve-year-old girl would not know this!
Qi Tianyu was regretful. Had he done much better and worked harder to let Qin Huaiyong promise him to engage Shao Wanru to him, he would have two strong and powerful affinities now.
Since he had not considered too much, he had not spent more time and energy persuading Qin Huaiyong and performing himself in front of Shao Wanru, which made him miss a perfect chance.
It was lucky that he still had other chances. Shao Wanru came to Yuhui Nunnery as she could not live in Duke Xing’s Mansion. Given that, there might be only him who came to visit her. The reason why he chose this time to see her was that he wanted to let Shao Wanru feel how he cared about her when he hurried to change his gorgeous clothes and went to see her on the mountain.
“Take your seat!” Seeing Qi Tianyu still standing aside, Shao Wanru slightly reached out and gave a sign to him.
Qi Tianyu sat down resignedly and said with a smile, “I am so anxious and worried that I chose the wrong name. I haven’t realized that things aren’t how they used to be. Please forgive my abruptness, Fifth Miss Shao.”
When he put away his nostalgic expression, Qi Tianyu now looked much more elegant and gentler. His appearance was outstanding and he was famous for his appearance in Jiangzhou. His behavior and her expression were perfect. Nobody could find any fault with him now.
He also knew he was handsome so in his mind he just needed time to make Shao Wanru fall in love with him. Besides, he had always felt that Shao Wanru had feelings for him.
However, it was Qin Yuru who made his plan suspended. But now, Qin Yuru and Shao Wanru had nothing to do with each other. Thus, there would not be any problems for him to continue to seduce Shao Wanru!
“Fifth Miss Shao, would you like to have a walk? I heard that the scenery here is good. May I ask you to come with me?” Qi Tianyu looked mild and decent. At least, in his mind, he presented a very soft and gentle look. He stared at Shao Wanru with his emotional eyes. Leaving the important words unsaid, he seemed to be much more sincere with his affectionate look.
“I have just been to Yuhui Nunnery and I have not been to many places here. If you really want to have a walk, you can ask a nun to show the way for you.” Shao Wanru’s long eyelashes fluttering, she turned him down as a proud look emerged on Qi Tianyu’s face.
His triumphant smile suddenly froze on his face but he quickly responded, “You can go where you like. We can just walk around casually!”
“It is still inappropriate. You can take a walk yourself. As I have to paint, I am afraid that I can’t stay with you!”
Shao Wanru lowered her head and started to look at a piece of painting put aside on the table. Obviously, she refused his invitation!