Cheng Yujin’s tone was full of annoyance. Although she was a mere decoration, she was nevertheless a beautiful and useful one. As long as old Madam Cheng still willing to support her and Qingfu Junzhu didn’t lose her position, she would always be the most honorable eldest young miss of Yichun marquis manor. How many people dare to tell that she spoke nonsense?
When Cheng Yujin glared at him, although her round eyes were picturesque, he could see her real emotion hidden there. Cheng Yuanjing thought that the current her was more pleasing to his eyes. It turned out that he actually disliked this girl’s perfect young lady act.
Cheng Yujin was furious, but the man in front of her didn’t show even the slightest reaction, and still dare to ask, “Is that all?”
Cheng Yujin’s eyes widened even more. Cheng Yuanjing took her expression as an answer, turned his body, and left, not taking her seriously. Wholly irritated, Cheng Yujin coldly shouted, “Ninth uncle!” from behind. No response. She couldn’t stand it anymore and hurried up to chase, quickly blocking Cheng Yuanjing’s path.
Cheng Yuanjing’s retinues who followed closely all knew his real identity. A man with neat appearance who looked like a guard frowned. That girl, she dared to block the crown prince’s path, her courage was too big.
The man quickly intervened with a loud voice, “Eldest miss Cheng…”
If Cheng Yujin paid more attention, she would notice that the guard called her ‘eldest miss Cheng’. How could a servant address a member of the family he served with her surname?
At this moment, however, Cheng Yujin didn’t notice this detail. She stood in front of Cheng Yuanjing and looked at him with apparent coldness in her eyes.
It seemed that since the situation had come to the worst, Cheng Yujin simply decided to tear off her ‘obedient and virtuous young lady’ skin. She directly confronted: “Just after you came back, ninth uncle saw that kind of scene. Presumably, your impression of me had fallen into rock bottom. But ninth uncle is an elder, and you are already a fourth rank official befitting of that red attire you wear. So why do ninth uncle still need to bother with a niece that hasn’t been out of her boudoir? I am not afraid of ninth uncle making jokes out of me, but today my engagement had just been canceled, and my emotion is unstable. Thus my words and actions inevitably become more aggressive. However, though a man is allowed to remarry, a woman cannot. This cancellation won’t have any impact on Huo Changyuan. But for me, even finding a future marriage prospect might be problematic. I have no choice other than make grandfather and grandmother pitying me.”
Cheng Yuanjing’s gaze on Cheng Yujin had no emotion in it. Naturally, he also didn’t pity her. “So, what relation does it have with me?”
Cheng Yujin smiled and said, “Of course, it doesn’t have anything to do with ninth uncle. It’s enough if you keep silent.”
Cheng Yuanjing wanted to laugh a little. In fact, he really laughed. How amusing. He already lived for 19 years, and it was the first time someone dared to control what he could say or not.
The two of them standing very close. Cheng Yuanjing was smiling at her. Although the smile was shallow and didn’t reach his eyes, Cheng Yujin still almost got her soul stolen by him.
The Chengs had been a prestigious family for five to six generations. After so many years of high-class living, coupled with beautiful concubines who improved the next generations’ look, none of the Cheng family’s descendants were ugly. Moreover, thanks to their ancestors who persistently refused to strive higher, indulging themselves in beauties’ charm, when it reached Cheng Yujin’s generation, the whole family, regardless of gender, when placed among all young masters and young misses in the capital, would all receive the limelight due to their face value alone. However, the most handsome man in Cheng family, or even the most good-looking person Cheng Yujin ever saw, none of them surpassed Cheng Yuanjing.
He was tall, with distinct eyebrows, straight and tall nose bridge. His cheeks had a clearcut shape, each part improved his handsomeness. His skin was also white, with beautiful eyes, thick eyelashes, and thin, red lips.
Such attributes, when a man had them, he could be called beautiful. But Cheng Yuanjing’s beauty wasn’t a feminine one, it was the kind that was indifferent to others, eminent and unapproachable.
So he simply showed a little smile, and Cheng Yujin also could clearly feel his alienation, yet still couldn’t help being in a trance.
Cheng Yujin hurriedly sobered herself. She couldn’t let the man saw that his appearance almost made her lost her soul. Cheng Yujin was about to smooth things over, but after laughed a bit, Cheng Yuanjing brushed past her and quickly walked away.
Cheng Yujin frowned. What did he mean? Did he agree or not?
Cheng Yuanjing never needed to explain himself to others, let alone agreed to their request. From the beginning, he never had any intention to tell other people about Cheng Yujin’s matter. Everyone had their own way of life. Although etiquette dictated women to be gentle and kind, on the contrary, Cheng Yuanjing felt that it was better for women to be more sly like Cheng Yujin.
So that they wouldn’t end up like his mother.
Therefore, Cheng Yujin actually didn’t need to chase him. When the girl said that her future marriage prospect would be problematic, Cheng Yuanjing even felt some thin, hidden emotion. Alright then, just let her go this time.
Cheng Yuanjing thought he was unusually amiable today. But didn’t expect that only after a few steps, the girl suddenly called again, “Ninth uncle.”
Cheng Yuanjing couldn’t help but stop and looked at her: “What else?”
Cheng Yujin didn’t answer, but suddenly hastened her pace and bypassed him, walking like a proud swan.
All his men were startled. A servant with neat face asked in a low voice, “Ninth master, this…”
Half annoyed and half-amused, Cheng Yuanjing pressed his forehead for a moment. When he raised his head again, his face returned its usual indifference: “She is just a little girl. Let’s go.”
Cheng Yujin was angry. She was the eldest young miss from a marquis family. Her whole life, it was always her who walked in front of others, never the opposite. Why should she accept Cheng Yuanjing’s impoliteness? So she deliberately walked in front of him and purposely showed even more noble and high posture than usual.
It is a pity that Cheng Yuanjing was tall and had long legs, so he walked faster than her. The two of them actually arrived at old Madam Cheng’s Shou’an hall at the same time.
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