Medical Princess - Chapter 763
Chu Liuyue came in the evening, but he was not the only one who came. He and Chu Liuxin walked to the gate of the Chuxiu Palace.
“Elder brother, it seems that this place is really different from where we used to live. It’s rare to have such a chance, so we should go and have a look!” Chu Liuxin stopped, pointed at the palace gate, and said with great interest on his face.
Of course, he was more interested in the people there.
Chu Liuyue frowned and was unwilling to enter the Chuxiu Palace. He looked at the three big characters at the gate of the palace and said, “Fourth brother, it is inappropriate for us to be here now. If our father knows this, he will punish us again!”
“What’s wrong with it? This place is supposed to be for us to choose our people, so we have to see them. What’s the use of just looking at the portrait? I heard that in the previous dynasty some of the beauties were painted quite ugly!” Chu Liuxin said carelessly. In fact, he had always wanted to come and have a look. Today, when he heard Chu Liuyue mentioned that he saw First Miss Shao outside the palace yesterday and sent the fallen First Miss Shao to the Chuxiu Palace, he tried his best to persuade Chu Liuyue to come with him.
Of course, he didn’t go for seeing Shao Yanru. But Misses of Duke Xing’s Mansion must live together.
“And the portraits have not been given to us. I don’t know how long it will take. Are you not curious about the appearance of all the girls in this Beauty Contest?” Chu Liuxin tried his best to persuade Chu Liuyue. They were already at the gate of the palace. How could he give up halfway?
“First Miss Shao is fine. You don’t have to see her!” Chu Liuyue said with a cold face.
“I know. Of course I know that First Miss Shao is fine, but I have to have a reason to see them. Since there is such a good reason and we have always been close to Duke Xing’s Mansion, we have to visit First Miss Shao and Fifth Miss Shao. They entered the palace alone and only have a servant girl to serve them. They are very poor!”
Chu Liuxin sighed and spoke.
Chu Liuyue looked at him speechlessly. He didn’t understand why they were pitiful for bringing only a servant girl to the palace. Which beauty didn’t go to the palace to attend the Beauty Contest like this? Did they have to bring seven or eight servant girls?
When he heard that Chu Liuxin deliberately mentioned Shao Wanru, he was not surprised. He had already known that Chu Liuxin followed her from Rui’an Great Elder Princess’ Mansion to Duke Xing’s Mansion.
Therefore, he used this to plot against Chu Liuxin. Why did Shao Yanru have to see him at this time? In this case, why didn’t she say yesterday? He had waited for a long time outside the door.
But he had to come. Shao Yanru was supported by Duke Xing’s Mansion. So she determined the attitude of Duke Xing’s Mansion!
“Let’s go!” He waved his sleeves and said helplessly. He strode to Chuxiu Palace. Han Dan had seen the two Princes early. When she saw them coming in, she ran back excitedly to report to Shao Yanru.
Shao Yanru had been waiting for Chu Liuyue to come. Her feet were injured, so she asked for leave from the Nanny in charge in the morning. Yesterday, Prince Yue asked someone to help Shao Yanru come over and asked the imperial physician to treat her. The Nanny in charge had already known it, so she agreed.
Shao Yanru waited from morning to afternoon, and her expression became more and more gloomy. She was very anxious. She couldn’t help wanting to ask Shuqi to go again. Why didn’t he come until now? Did Chu Liuyue want to see her later for not being seen by others?
When she heard from Han Dan that Chu Liuyue had come, she stood up happily. “Really?”
“Yes, not only Prince Yue but also Prince Xin came together. They should come to the First Miss’s place!” Han Dan flattered.
“Okay… okay. Shuqi, reward Han Dan!” Shao Yanru felt relieved again, and the gloom on her face disappeared. She smiled and ordered Shuqi.
Shuqi took out a purse and gave it to Han Dan. Shao Yanru had prepared a lot of such purses. After entering the palace, she needed manpower, so she had to pay a lot of money.
Han Dan took the purse and left gratefully.
When Chu Liuyue and his brother came over, Shao Yanru had already cleaned up. She was sitting in the chair in front of the window, reading “The Classics”.
The room was filled with a faint fragrance of incense. When the windows were slightly lifted, the fragrance became lighter. There was a red plum in the wide bottle by the window. The red plum was like fire, giving off fragrance. The beauty beside the bottle was like the jade. Her beautiful face became more attractive against the red plum.
Chu Liuyue saw this scene in front of him exactly.
The door was opened and Shao Yanru was sitting in front of the window. She was as beautiful as jade and flower. She sat there and read the book in her hand quietly, like a quiet and peaceful painting.
“Elder brother, why aren’t you leaving?” Chu Liuxin anxiously looked over behind Chu Liuyue and saw Shao Yanru sitting by the desk in front of the window. He shouted, “First Miss Shao is here!”
Chu Liuyue walked in, and Chu Liuxin followed him quickly.
Shao Yanru, who was sitting there, seemed to be surprised. The book in her hand fell to the ground. She looked up at Chu Liuyue with her bright eyes, which were as clear as water.
Shuqi, who was tidying up the room, came out in a hurry. When she saw the two princes, she hurriedly knelt down and said, “Greetings, Your Highnesses.”
“Get up, get up!” Chu Liuxin waved his hand impatiently and looked around. “Is Fifth Miss Shao not here?”
Shao Yanru stood up and bowed sideways with some difficulty. It was obvious that her legs were injured. After standing up, Shuqi hurriedly supported her and let her finish the bow.
When she stood up, she said softly, “Fifth Sister is in her own room.”
“Which room is Fifth Miss in?” Chu Liuxin came here today for Shao Wanru. He immediately beamed with joy and didn’t care why his brother beside him frowned with an even colder face.
“It’s next to mine, the innermost one. If Your Highness goes to find my fifth sister, my fifth sister will be very delighted!” Shao Yanru raised her mouth and became happier.
Chu Liuxin was a surprise to her. Chu Liuxin had never concealed his affection for Shao Wanru. After Shao Wanru returned to the mansion, he had come here several times, but he had no chance and no reason to see Shao Wanru every time.
“I’ll go and see Fifth Miss Shao!” Chu Liuxin said excitedly and turned to run out. Eunuch Liu followed him closely.
Chu Liuyue frowned more and looked at Chu Liuxin’s back unhappily. Originally, he took advantage of Chu Liuxin’s affection for Shao Wanru and brought Chu Liuxin here. But at this time, he was in a bad mood, and his eyes were as cold as dark clouds and storms.
However, he did not stop Chu Liuxin. It was indeed inappropriate for him to stay here.
“Your Highness!” When she saw that Chu Liuyue’s eyes were still fixed outside the door, Shao Yanru’s eyes were filled with jealousy and hatred. But then the jealousy and hatred turned into tenderness. She called him in a low voice and winked at Shuqi.
Shuqi understood and walked to the door. Standing in her position, she could see Prince Xin standing at the door of Fifth Miss’s room and knocking. The door seemed to be closed.
“How are your feet?” Chu Liuyue coughed in a low voice and turned to look at Shao Yanru.
“Thank you for your concern, Your Highness. I’m much better now!” Shao Yanru lowered her head. Her clothes were a little frail today. But there was a stove in the room, so it was not a big deal. Her elegant clothes made her look graceful and slender.
She lowered her head slightly, and her white and tender neck was exposed in front of Chu Liuyue, which could make people have tender affection for her.
“Sit down first!” Chu Liuyue sat down in the chair opposite her and asked in a low voice.
“Yes!” Shao Yanru said softly. She picked up the teapot on the table and gave him a cup of tea before sitting down.
“There were so many people yesterday, so I couldn’t come in to see you. Today I have my fourth brother with me. Even if there is any gossip, it won’t affect you!” Chu Liuyue said.
This explained his strange behavior yesterday. If he hadn’t stopped Shao Wanru, Shao Yanru would have believed his words. But now she felt that his words were intended to cover up.
She took a deep breath and looked up with a delicate smile. She clearly knew that she should be obedient at this time. She also knew how to make men cherish her more.
“I know that Your Highness has your difficulties and will not misunderstand you. But as you know, my father…” Shao Yanru hesitated when she said this.
“What happened to your father?” Chu Liuyue asked her.
“My third sister had such an accident before, so my father was very angry. He blamed me for not protecting my third sister. Now he only has my fifth sister and me. In the future, my fifth sister… my father will also arrange for her. As for me…” Shao Yanru blushed when she said this. She gently pressed the corner of her mouth with a handkerchief, raised her beautiful eyes, and looked at Chu Liuyue delicately. Her eyes were full of affection, which was self-evident.
“Who is your father going to marry your Fifth Sister to?” Chu Liuyue’s heart skipped a beat. He felt a little unhappy for some reason.
“In fact, I don’t know. It’s just… it’s just my father’s idea. It seemed that Great Elder Princess also agreed to it. They mentioned Your Highness… I don’t know if it’s what I understand!” Shao Yanru didn’t say it in a definite way. In her hesitation, she said no definite thing but seemed to hit on some key points.
Originally, she wanted to say like that. It was a surprise for Chu Liuxin to come here together today, and it also made people feel that what she said was true.
“Consort Ming will not agree!” Chu Liuyue did not like Shao Yanru’s hesitation and said bluntly.
“If Your Highness likes her, you can ask His Majesty for a marriage proposal. Besides, Her Highness, Rui’an Great Elder Princess, doesn’t object… My father doesn’t object either. This matter… can be done!” When she saw Chu Liuyue’s expression, Shao Yanru’s heart was burning with jealousy, but she tried hard to suppress it and said softly.
“You and your Fifth Sister can’t enter the royal family together!” Chu Liuyue said impolitely.
“Even so, there were some special cases. I heard that… there were such things in the past…” Shao Yanru’s words became more and more ambiguous, which reminded Chu Liuyue of an old thing. He couldn’t help but have a cold look on his face. He knew what she was talking about!
This thing had something to do with him.
Rules were rules, but nothing was absolute. These things were common in the royal family. There were cases in both the previous dynasty and in this dynasty…