Medical Princess - Chapter 532
Chapter 532 Treat Different People Differently
“The reason why Prince Chen came to the Yuhui Nunnery is that the Empress Dowager wants you to draw a painting of Guanyin?” Shao Yanru asked, looking at Pushan Nun’s face in astonishment.
“He did say that,” Pushan Nun said with an amiable smile.
“So he’s going to stay on the mountain for a day or two?” Shao Yanru realized something and asked.
“I promised to complete it within three days,” said Pushan Nun implicitly.
“Thank you, master!” Shao Yanru had got the information she wanted, so she stood up and said goodbye with a smile.
“First Miss, do you feel better?” Pushan Nun looked at Shao Yanru’s foot and asked with concern.
“I’m fine now. Thank you for your concern, master!” Shao Yanru said, stood up straight and bowed to her. After that, she turned around and left slowly. Looking carefully, Pushan Nun found that she was slightly shambling on one of her feet. When she walked to the door of the silence room, Shuqi hurriedly came over to help her.
Pushan Nun watched Shao Yanru leaving with increasing gentleness in her eyes…
At the door of the courtyard, Shao Yanru met Huiqing Nun and learned Chu Liuchen’s residence from her. He lived in an incense room which was not far away from them. After thinking for a while at the door, she turned and headed for the incense room.
That was a large incense room with three main rooms. In the past, it was a place where high-ranking pilgrims offered incense in the Yuhui Nunnery, but now it became Prince Chen’s temporary residence.
Shao Yanru did not directly go to visit Chu Liuchen, but just sat and enjoyed the flowers in a pavilion not far from his courtyard.
The pavilion was built on a prominent rock which was neither too high nor too low, but she could see everything in the courtyard when sitting in the pavilion. Conversely, if someone looked up in the courtyard, he could definitely see Shao Yanru in the pavilion.
The main room was facing the pavilion. If someone stood by the window and looked out, he could also see her.
There were a few chrysanthemums in bud outside the pavilion, and they were elegant and gorgeous. Shao Yanru leaned against the pavilion pillar lazily. The flowers and the beauty complemented each other. Anyone, who saw this scene from a distance, would involuntarily stop to look at it. Shao Yanru had always been confident in her appearance. Chu Liuchen didn’t understand the passion a man felt for a woman when he was a child. But now he, who had grown up, certainly had a different attitude toward girls.
The members of the royal family had plenty of cousins, many of whom were female, and there were plenty of married princesses. However, when she was a child, she had heard from Prince Yue and Prince Zhou that Chu Liuchen had never treated anyone of them kindly, not to mention recognizing anyone of them as his cousin. But just now, he had recognized Shao Wanru as his cousin, which meant that he had seen the light.
That was great!
She was only afraid that Prince Chen didn’t understand the passion a man felt for a woman. Since he had seen the light, he naturally had a different attitude toward girls. Even if he had been rude to her before, it did not matter. Prince Chen was not an ordinary prince. He had always been cold to others and spoken his mind even in the imperial palace, not to mention here.
Shao Yanru was confident that if Prince Chen had more contact with her, he would get along well with her like Prince Yue and Prince Zhou.
There was wind on the mountain, and the wind was a little stronger on the high place. The weather was a little cold in autumn when it was not a sunny day. After being blown by the wind in the pavilion for a long time, Shao Yanru finally saw some people come out of the yard. From afar, she could see a man dressed in fur finery followed by a group of guards and young eunuchs. It was Chu Liuchen who was surrounded by them.
He seemed to be about to go out.
Shao Yanru stood up with the help of Shuqi and walked down slowly with difficulty. There were not many steps, but they were winding. In addition, she had difficulty in walking. When she came down, Chu Liuchen happened to pass her. However, he looked steadily forward as if he did not see her.
“Greetings, Your Highness!” Shao Yanru hurriedly stepped forward, bowed respectfully to Chu Liuchen behind him and said softly.
Chu Liuchen stopped, and asked gently after looking her up and down askance, “What’s the matter?”
“Your Highness, I didn’t know you live here. I’m sorry to disturb you!” Shao Yanru bit her lip, raised her gentle and pretty face to look at Chu Liuchen shyly and said.
He was as handsome as someone in a painting. Although she had planned to hook up with him, she involuntarily blushed at the sight of him. She twisted her handkerchief, looking like a teenage girl first awakening of love who met the man she admired but did not know what to say at the moment.
She was gorgeous and at the height of her charm and beauty like a flower in full bloom, showing a girl’s tenderness and effeminacy in every twinkle and smile. Besides, after she had been blown by the wind in the pavilion for a long time, her dark hair was a little messy with one or two strands hanging loose in front of her ear, making her look as pretty as jade, delicate and adorable.
Both her pale face and her slightly pale lips showed her delicateness.
She was so beautiful and so pitiful. No man in the world could ignore her beauty, and Prince Chen, who was not interested in girls, was no exception!
“It doesn’t matter!” Chu Liuchen seemed to have ignored her, said lightly and was about to leave.
“Your Highness!” Shao Yanru said in a sweet voice. She walked up to Chu Liuchen in a few steps, presented him with a chrysanthemum and said with a blush on her face, “Your Highness, this is the chrysanthemum I picked just now. It’s beautiful. Please consider it a chance for me to make amends. I hope you could forgive me for disturbing you!”
Chu Liuchen frowned and took the blooming chrysanthemum.
Shao Yanru was overjoyed, looked at Chu Liuchen with excitement and limpid ripples in her eyes and said in an extremely soft voice, “Your Highness…”
However, the flower was thrown casually on the ground and trampled by Chu Liuchen. It was smashed into pieces. Chu Liuchen still looked gentle and elegant, almost as gentle as jade. With a smile, he turned around and left in a hurry with his entourage, leaving Shao Yanru trembling in the wind. If it weren’t for being supported by Shuqi, she would have fainted just now.
“Miss, Miss…” Looking at Shao Yanru, whose face was as pale as snow, Shuqi panicked and whispered to her hurriedly. Watching Chu Liuchen walking forward, she felt a burst of fear in her heart.
Just now, she saw clearly that Prince Chen showed a gentle but sarcastic smile. That kind of gentle smile was more like a sharp sword mercilessly slicing through the romantic scene created by her master.
This Prince Chen was really different from Prince Yue and Prince Zhou.
The way more direct than disregarding her advances was trampling it without mercy!
“Let’s go!” Shao Yanru said. Her face turned blue and then green, and finally turned red in a shameful rage.
Since she went down the mountain two years ago, she had always been pursued by numerous people. Both Prince Yue and Prince Zhou had promised her that they would like to marry her and make her their consort. But before the situation was clear, she was not willing to give them any accurate answer. Anyway they both went after her and presented her with every good stuff they got to please her.
Prince Chen was an unromantic blockhead indeed.
She went back in a shameful rage. But before she reached the door of her courtyard, she was stopped by someone. This time, it was Qiu Yu.
“First Miss Shao!” Qiu Yu greeted her with a smiling face. He had instructed someone to keep an eye on Shao Yanru, so he knew that she had gone out and waited for her at the door.
Although he had been waiting for a long time, it was better than being unable to see her. He hadn’t seen the First Miss Shao in these days and missed her a lot.
Shuqi stepped forward and stood in front of Shao Yanru. As Shao Yanru’s personal maid, she certainly knew that her master did not like Qiu Yu in front of them. So she acted like a very well-behaved maid intending to protect her master.
“Your Excellency, you’ve been rude!” Shuqi said seriously.
“I… I’ve been rude indeed. I just want to ask how the First Miss’s injury is.” Qiu Yu rubbed his hands together and said with a blush.
The girl he adored was in front of him, but a maid stood between them. Even so, he still admired her. It meant that the First Miss Shao was a well-behaved lady, so she couldn’t be the lady meeting a man in secret. Thinking that a dignified and decent lady like her had been misunderstood by others, he felt increasingly tender and protective toward her.
He had explained to those, who had witnessed the secret meeting that day, that the First Miss Shao had twisted her ankle and it was impossible for her to come out at night. However, some people believed it, while some didn’t. Thinking of this, he felt increasingly sorry for Shao Yanru.
“My master is very well. Your Excellency, please don’t disturb her. If it is known by others, my master’s reputation will be ruined,” Shuqi said. She was a little taller than Shao Yanru, who needed such a maid on some specific occasions.
She was tall, and sturdier than other maids, so Shao Yanru almost hid herself completely behind her.
“It’s, it’s my fault. First Miss, please go back and have a good rest!” Qiu Yu stepped aside and murmured, while still searching for Shao Yanru’s figure with his eyes. How could there be such a beautiful and well-behaved lady? Seeing that she hid behind the maid properly, he knew that she was really a good girl who was scrupulously honest even when there was no one around.
However, he couldn’t see her. For a moment, he lost his wits and thought that it would be good if she could peek at him indiscreetly at this moment.
Watching Shao Yanru walk past him without looking sideways, he felt inexplicably sad. Even if the First Miss Shao just secretly glanced at him, it was good. However, the First Miss Shao was so well-behaved that she did not even glance at him.
After his beloved girl left, he reluctantly withdrew his gaze and became dispirited. He kicked a small stone under his feet and felt dejected.
After standing for a while, he looked up at her, who had gone away, again and sighed lightly. He really liked this First Miss Shao. If there was a chance next time, he must ask her if he could go to Duke Xing’s Mansion to propose marriage to her. Although he was not noble enough for her, he would treat her well forever and never let her down.
However, Qiu Yu didn’t know if he could meet her next time, or if he could talk to her if he met her. He was uncertain.
He turned around helplessly and walked back listlessly with his head down. Unexpectedly, there was someone standing behind him. He turned around with his head down and bumped into the person.
Nevertheless, the person behind him reacted quickly. He hurriedly reached out to grab his arm, took a step back, and reminded him, “Qiu Yu, what are you thinking about? Be careful!”
Qiu Yu looked up. As soon as he saw the person in front of him clearly, he became vigorous and held his hand in surprise.