Li Chengjing walked to the dragon bed and was about to lift the last layer of the curtain when a voice suddenly came from behind him. “Your Highness!”
Greetings, Ninth Uncle
The servant girl did not expect this question. She pondered for a while, then shook her head, “This servant does not know.” An inexplicable uneasiness crept into Cheng Yujin. When one of the Emperor’s personal servants came with a summon, one would normally depart with no delay, having no time to think more about it.
Cheng Yujin pushed Li Chengjing’s hands angrily, “It’s still broad daylight outside. What do you think you are doing?” “What if I want to?” Cheng Yujin covered her neckline and moved her eyes around. Li Chengjing sighed and brushed a lock of Cheng Yujin’s hair that had fallen out of its place when she struggled
Cheng Yujin raised her brows slightly, as if she had just heard a bad joke, “Right after the maid came reporting, Your Highness immediately returned. Do I still need to ask?” Li Chengjing held back his anger and tried to be as calm as possible: “That maid leaked secret information without authorization and spread false
Cheng Yujin was sitting in the inner hall, quietly listening to a palace maid’s report. This particular maid was tasked to wait in the front hall and happened to overhear the ongoing discussion between the Crown Prince and his staff when she went in to deliver fresh tea. Surprised to find that His Highness was
“This son understands.” The Second Prince suddenly paused and looked hesitant, “Mother, to tell you the truth, Taoist Chongxu has secretly approached this son in the past few days, revealing his intention to support us. This son is not sure whether to accept his offer or not. This son doesn’t dare to get too close
The Emperor was easily persuaded and immediately ordered the construction of the White Deer Pagoda. Since Taoist Chongxu was the only one who knew what the mystical deer looked like and how to attract it back, he had an absolute say in deciding how the pagoda should be built.
Li Chengjing could understand why the Emperor was partial to the Second Prince and pitied Empress Yang who had accompanied him for many years. But being able to understand didn’t mean he could accept it. The Zhong family could let go of the hatred in order to have a peaceful life, but Li Chengjing couldn’t.
For a moment, Cheng Yujin was utterly speechless and suddenly admired the wisdom of the folks. Sure enough, people were correct when they said that parents should not put too much pressure on children when they are young, or they would grow up abnormal.