Old Madam Cheng looked straight at Cheng Yujin. The meaning in her eyes was very straightforward: “Crown Princess, you and Crown Prince stand taller than others, but the burden on your shoulders is also heavier. Even ordinary people strive for the position of the eldest grandson, let alone someone like you? Crown Prince is the proper eldest di son, so you must never yield the position of the imperial eldest grandson to someone else.”
Cheng Yujin looked very calm, but she was actually very indignant inside. Both she and Li Chengjing always fabricated their images in front of people and spent their whole life acting more than anyone else. Unexpectedly, they would leave such an impression on others. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess had just married and didn’t want children for the time being… who said they didn’t want?
Was it she who didn’t want to give birth? Or was it Li Chengjing who did not want children? But the fact was… they both wanted children.
Cheng Yujin sighed inwardly. But on the surface, she still had to nod firmly while looking very confident, “I see. His Highness and I have our own arrangements.”
Hearing this, Old Madam Cheng felt very relieved. Sure enough, the Crown Princess was still not pregnant because the couple had their own calculation. Old Madam Cheng left the palace satisfied. Before she left, however, she didn’t forget to remind Cheng Yujin: “Crown Princess, this old woman knows that you have been proper and intelligent since you were a child, but you shouldn’t always be so rigid in front of your husband.”
Seeing Cheng Yujin raising an eyebrow, Old Madam Cheng hurriedly added: “This old woman naturally understands that His Highness is the dignified Crown Prince. As someone who puts the utmost importance on etiquette, he obviously does not like a woman’s coquettish manners. But when you two were alone in the bedchamber, Crown Princess might as well try to get closer to His Highness. Although His Highness is solemn and serious, he is still a man after all, and… well, he will surely not refuse your advance.”
Cheng Yujin suddenly felt it very hard to control the expression on her face. Enduring the depression in her heart, she nodded to Old Madam Cheng before hurriedly sending her out. After waiting for everyone to leave, Cheng Yujin let out a heavy breath. She was so angry that she almost had a heart attack!
How could everyone think that Li Chengjing was a proper and solemn gentleman? Clearly, it was her who was truly dignified and restrained, consistent with her outer image! Having been falsely accused of such a huge misunderstanding, Cheng Yujin felt injustice and indignant, but she knew no one would believe her.
Cheng Yujin sat for a while, recalling Li Chengjing’s usual demeanor. The more she recalled, the angrier she became. He was clearly the one who took advantage every time, so how could he still have such a good name outside? Every time Li Chengjing was being so obscene to her, her face boiled red up to her ears and neck, and she had no power to fight back. But in the end, others felt that the Crown Prince was a solemn and proper gentleman. On what basis?!
How could the competitive young miss who always needed to be number one in everything endure this humiliation? Cheng Yujin was aggrieved to the extreme, but she forced herself to calm down. There was no number two in her dictionary. She had endured for half a year, and she was determined to finally turn the table today.
In the evening, when Li Chengjing was dining with Cheng Yujin as usual, he somehow felt his Crown Princess was different today.
But he didn’t think much about it. He heard that people from Yichun Marquis Manor were here to visit this afternoon, and they might have said something to Cheng Yujin.
After the meal, the palace servants quickly cleaned up the dishes and exited the hall, leaving the couple alone. Li Chengjing also went to the inner hall and began to read a book as usual, but he had only turned two pages when a slender finger fell onto the page.
Li Chengjing looked up and saw his beautiful and dignified Crown Princess smiling sweetly, “Your Highness, are you sure you want to read the book tonight?”
Li Chengjing put aside the book with one hand and lightly knocked on the corner of the table with the other hand. There was a smile on his face, “Does Crown Princess have something else in mind?”
“Today, grandmother came and secretly urged me to get pregnant quickly.”
Li Chengjing’s eyes were full of smiles, waiting for Cheng Yujin’s next words. Sure enough, there was no progress without pressure. No wonder Cheng Yujin was so active today.
Cheng Yujin playfully tried to pull the book from Li Chengjing’s hand, but met no resistance at all. She was a little speechless. This person clearly put no strength on his hand, yet still had to make her the forceful one here.
She hadn’t yet attacked, but found that the enemy had no intention of resisting. Cheng Yujin dramatically threw the book aside, then turned to Li Chengjing with a smile: “Your Highness, I have just learned a new chess strategy today. Can I ask Your Highness to accompany me a bit?”
“Since this is Crown Princess’ invitation,” Li Chengjing replied with a smile, “then I won’t hold back.”
The husband and wife walked to the chessboard and sat opposite each other. Both of them were very calm. Neither of them spoke first, and the only sound in the hall was Cheng Yujin preparing the board.
Cheng Yujin finished arranging the chessboard and gestured to Li Chengjing: “Your Highness, please.”
Li Chengjing touched one of the pieces with his fingertips. Looking at the chessboard, he raised his eyebrows slightly and glanced at Cheng Yujin: “Just a normal chess game?”
Cheng Yujin stared with disbelief. This person really… why did he sound disappointed?
Cheng Yujin said with a straight face, “Of course it is a normal chess game. Otherwise, what does Your Highness think?”
Li Chengjing sighed. He should have known. How could Old Madam Cheng’s words enlighten Cheng Yujin? Li Chengjing had the first move. He was about to move the chess piece when Cheng Yujin suddenly stopped his finger: “Your Highness, it is true that we are playing normal chess, but the rules are a little different tonight.”
Cheng Yujin’s expression was still very straight as she said with a solemn tone, “Whoever loses the game will take off one piece of their clothes. How?”
Although Cheng Yujin managed to finish her words, her face still turned very red halfway through. Li Chengjing was shocked speechless. He subconsciously turned his head and glanced out the window. Um, the sun was still setting in the west.
At this moment, it was already dark outside. The light of many lanterns shone quietly, and the world was very silent. The mood was indeed perfect for ‘playing chess.’ Li Chengjing turned back and smiled at Cheng Yujin, “Sure enough, people will grow. Should we celebrate?”
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