Chapter 170 – A good opportunity to take off the mask
When that sentence sounded by her ear, Chu Qing-Yan was somewhat stunned as she turned her head to look at the person leaning on her shoulder.
"Mother Empress, this son knows. Ten years before, you had already wanted to abandon this son."
Softly spoken words that carried a touch of a sigh, despair and loneliness.
It was as if she heard the sorrow that came from the deepest part of his heart.
Chu Qing-Yan bit her teeth to force back the tears that were about to overflow from her eye sockets. She raised her head, not letting it flow out.
Ten years ago, was it because of that huge fire?
She opened her mouth and wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to ask what really happened at that time. But that pair of slightly closed eyes covered up all its brilliance. It also gave off a serenity that other people could not bear to disturb.
His lips were moist like a pool of water. If Big Block of Ice was a female, anyone who saw this scene would want to get close to him. But she immediately stopped this thought.
In the end, what exactly happened ten years ago? These three words had already become a knot in Big Block of Ice's heart. It had also become her curse.
Chu Qing-Yan secretly made a firm resolution in her heart, she must find out the truth of what happened that year!
With one of her hands on Big Block of Ice's shoulder, the other hand embracing his waist, she moved him step by step towards the main courtyard.
No matter how hard it was up ahead, don't worry, I will accompany you!
You are tired, I'll lend you my shoulder. You are cold, my arms are wide open to hug you.
Maybe my shoulder isn't wide enough, maybe my hug isn't warm enough. But as long as you need it, I'll be there.
Although I'm not very strong and don't have wealth that filled the sky, but whatever I have, I'm willing to give it all to you.
Besides my parents, you were the first person that was good to me. I, Chu Qing-Yan will engrave this forever in my heart.
Although this road wasn't far, Chu Qing-Yan used a full hour to move the person at her side to the main courtyard.
Waiting at the doorway of the courtyard was Hong Yi and Cheng Yi. Seeing her and him like this, they were startled at first. Soon after, they came up, one on the left and one on the right, planning to lend their arms to support their family's Highness.
"Little consort, it's been hard on you. It's better to let us servants do this!" Hong Yi smilingly said.
Chu Qing-Yan felt this was also good and she was just about to nod when she felt the person leaning against her tightly hug her with both hands. Suddenly, his even brows wrinkled, as if very much repulsed by other women's touch. Chu Qing-Yan saw this and sighed softly.
Big Block of Ice's temper of not letting people touch him could be expressed so clearly even when he was drunk. But this way was also good, a man with self-control would only make people feel more assured.
As a result, Chu Qing-Yan lifted her hand and stopped Hong Yi and Cheng Yi's approach. With a great deal of effort, she squeezed out a smile. "No need, I already helped him to get here, these last few steps are nothing."
Hong Yi and Cheng Yi heard this and they had no choice but to withdraw. Hong Yi's expression still remained worried but Cheng Yi's expression had become ugly.
She had just finished speaking when Chu Qing-Yan could sharply feel the hand that was so tightly wrapped around her making it hard for her to breath finally relax. Chu Qing-Yan rejoiced that she had guessed right his thoughts. But following this also made it hard on herself.
She exhausted a tremendous amount of strength before she finally laid the Big Block of Ice on his bed.
Chu Qing-Yan collapsed on the side, her entire body was so weak as to be exhausted.
Hong Yi who had already prepared the hot water brought the water up.
And Cheng Yi stepped forward and made to undo his Highness's belt and help him undress.
Chu Qing-Yan saw this and recalled that Big Block of Ice had always changed his clothes by himself, unless it was times he wanted to tease her and command her to take care of it for him. She had never seen other people serve him, therefore Chu Qing-Yan said.
"Cheng Yi, you can go down first. His Highness has me, it is enough."
Her pair of hands that was extended out paused, Cheng Yi felt like she was put the spot and smiled embarrassedly. "Little consort, you have already supported His Highness all the way here, certainly must have used up a lot of strength. How about you first return and rest! This servant and elder sister Hong Yi have served His Highness for many years, doing things for his Highness is what we ought to do."
Chu Qing-Yan raised an eyebrow. This person mentioned that she had served Big Block of Ice for many years, don't know if it was intentional or not. But listening to her tone as if she was clearly drawing a dividing line between her and Big Block of Ice, it felt somewhat ear-piercing to hear.
Chu Qing-Yan's lips bent into a smile. "You guys have worked hard for so many years. However, these matters, in the future I still need to get used to. Now it's just practicing it early and nothing more."
Finished speaking, Chu Qing-Yan didn't wait for her reply and turned her head to say to Hong Yi. "Hong Yi, you can put down the towel and hot water. First go take care of matters for tomorrow's journey."
Cheng Yi was thus ignored.
Hong Yi took a glance at Cheng Yi's face which was full of dejection. Her hands efficiently put the stuff down. Then she gave a meaningful look to Cheng Yi to let her follow her to withdraw.
Cheng Yi saw that Chu Qing-Yan throughly ignored her, her heart could only be unreconciled, feeling very much unwilling as she left. Only before she left, a calculating expression flashed through the depth of her eyes that no one saw.
Chu Qing-Yan didn't miss the interaction between the two. Before, she didn't pay attention to these because she wanted to be a person that only focused on the two of them and not bother with outside matters. She wholehearted wanted to implement female nerd impression to meet the rice weevil standard. But now she must look and listen in every direction because this noble house was too deep. And one careless moment could drown her, this rice weevil.
Just in time, Xi Ning who was searching for her found her here and immediately entered the door. "Master, why did you run over here? Huh, did His Highness get drunk?"
"En, you came just in time. Over there is hot water, after you wring out the towel, hand it over to me. I'll wipe his Highness." Chu Qing-Yan stepped forward and pulled Xiao Xu's shirt open slightly, making him a bit more comfortable. When she turned her head to order Xi Ning, she was not paying attention and her finger touched the skin on his chest. Really smooth. Chu Qing-Yan lowered her head and couldn't help but poke at it. It seemed to have a very flexible appearance.
Hehehe, sure enough one must workout regularly, otherwise how could this figure be so powerful? Curved with a six pack, not good, she was about to drool!
"Cough, cough, master, towel, here!" Xi Ning couldn't bear it and almost covered her eyes. This love-struck fool in front of her wasn't her master, no, no way!
The charming and gentle fantasy was broken by Xi Ning's voice. Chu Qing-Yan promptly withdrew her glance, trying to gloss over it to say. "I didn't see anything!"
Xi Ning tossed a suspicious glance at her.
Chu Qing-Yan lightly coughed and accepted the towel. And didn't use that love struck foolish expression to appreciate just how good a body was under her hand. Rather, she seriously started to help wipe down Big Block of Ice.
When the towel swiped across his neck, Chu Qing-Yan suddenly had a deja vu feeling, as if she had done the same thing to somebody before and it happened when she came to this ancient period. But at this moment, she couldn't recall the incident.
Very quickly she tidied him up. She help pulled up the quilt for him, then softly sighed.
And at this time, Xi Ning had already carried the used water and walked out. Inside the room was extremely quiet, there was only the two of them.
Chu Qing-Yan leaned against the board of the bed, her gaze landed on the person on the bed.
This was the first time she was spending time alone in the same room as the peacefully sleeping Big Block of Ice. She couldn't help but admit, Big Block of Ice's alcohol tolerance was not bad. Other people finished drinking, became intoxicated and went crazy, but he became peaceful and quiet after getting drunk.
The candle light cast soft shadows on his mask, making the silver shine. It also somewhat dazzled her eyes.
Suddenly a daring thought flashed through her mind. Her body immediately sat up straight, her eyes covetously stared at that mask.
It was a dark night with high winds, a perfect opportunity to take off that mask.