"I can ask for anything?" Although Chu Qing-Yan was astonished, she knew that seldom did this iceberg take the initiative to offer. If she wasted this opportunity, she would've spurned herself.
He was accustomed to having everything controlled in the palm of his hand. Rarely was there a time where he allowed the other party to ask. However, his mind recalled that one of the advisors' answer sheet had written 'ask and you shall supply', and Xiao Xu couldn't help but frown, "As long as it's reasonable."
Chu Qing-Yan's pair of eyes twinkled and she couldn't help but extend her hand to tug on his sleeves. With a face full of entreaty, she asked, "Can I see my parents?"
Since stepping into Prince Ying's manor, she hadn't seen her daddy and mommy again. Whenever the curtain of night fell, the feeling of homesickness would start to flood in.
Xiao Xu took in the yearning and anticipation in the depth of her eyes and faintly agreed to say, "Certainly."
Chu Qing-Yan was overjoyed at this unexpected good news, "Your Highness is a good person!'
Xiao Xu was slightly stunned by her. This was the first time he was praised as a good person, and it was also from a half-grown child! In the past, the outside rumor of him was that he was a monster that murdered without blinking an eye, so little kids, aside from Xiao Ran, wouldn't dare get close to him. These two words placed on him really made people feel a sense of novelty.
But after being delighted, a thread of doubt arose in Chu Qing-Yan's heart, and she couldn't help but subconsciously take a look outside the window. Doubting in her heart, she wondered, was it because summer had arrived, and the weather got hotter, therefore, the cold air around the big block of ice's body was also affected? Was that why his words and actions were starting to have a human flavor?
However, Xiao Xu's next words successfully dispelled this ideas of hers.
"But if you don't get better within three days, then everything we discussed is voided."
Chu Qing-Yan glared at that righteously leaving figure, feeling helpless. As expected, old gingers were still spicier (1).
"Xi Ning, hand me the medicine." She didn't believe that she wouldn't recover in two days' time!
Xi Ning agreed in a loud voice and happily went to the kitchen to carry the medicine.
Only, when she came back, behind her followed a guy that looked even prettier than a girl.
When she could clearly see that person was Air Spirit, Chu Qing-Yan couldn't help but recall the scene where she met him for the first time.
Everyone loves beauty, so the first time Chu Qing-Yan saw him, she was dazzled, only, this person's expression was indifferent and didn't even bother to look at her. Chu Qing-Yan recomposed herself and looked at Xi Ning, waiting for her to explain.
"Master, this is the highly skilled doctor that His Highness invited over, the Honorable Air Spirit. It was all thanks to the Honorable Air Spirit that you were able to have a narrow escape from death this time." When Xi Ning received her master's questioning look, she smilingly introduced Air Spirit.
So, the person who saved her was this guy who didn't even look to be 20 years old. Chu Qing-Yan was slightly astonished. However, she still put on an expression appropriate for a small child to have, "Thank you, Honorable Air Spirit."
"Your address of this servant, this humble person cannot shoulder it." Air Spirit was somewhat impatient. This Chu Qing-Yan had a face full of simpleness, she simply didn't have a noble family daughter's unflustered temperament. In the future, when she followed by His Highness's side, His Highness still needed to take care of her? He looked down a little on these type of simple, unsophisticated, weak and delicate females.
Chu Qing-Yan could keenly sense this person's scorn for her, so she held back her brow and innocently tried to guess, but she didn't seem to have offended this person. How was it that out of nowhere, she was being treated with hostility?
Later, when she saw him again, Chu Qing-Yan conscientiously acted in accordance to being seen by a doctor, answering only when questioned.
Originally, she still wanted to have a friendly relationship with him and see if this person would agree to help treat her daddy. However, looking at the current situation, the success rate was next to nothing, so Chu Qing-Yan took back this thought for the time being. If she had known earlier, she would've used the opportunity Xiao Xu gave her and exchanged it to treat her daddy's illness.
Air Spirit saw her head lowered, her expression timid, she looked just like a fragile doll, so he couldn't help but become even more impatient. He examined her pulse, and without saying anything, he turned on his heels and left abruptly.
After seeing him leave, Chu Qing-Yan recomposed herself and knocked lightly on the bedside in deep thought.
"Master, this Honorable Air Spirit is quite strange." Even Xi Ning, this little girl, could also feel his coldness towards her family's master. Originally, she viewed him full of admiration, but now, it had gone down by seventy percent.
Chu Qing-Yan smiled. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This wasn't the first time she felt other people looking at her with scorn. Ever since she stepped into Prince Ying's manor, these kinds of looks were already too familiar. It's not as if she hadn't thought of changing this situation, but she clearly realized that no matter how hard she tried, the resulting yield was very small. Because in their heart, they wouldn't allow themselves to acknowledge this kind of backgroundless, wealth-less, powerless, ordinary-looking girl as the Mistress and head of Prince Ying's manor's household, let alone to say that she was still young and ignorant.
As a result, Chu Qing-Yan didn't want to do useless things. Since it was like this, then she would be exactly as they thought and play the part of a simple, useless child; perhaps it would be even safer and more comfortable.
Thinking up to here, Chu Qing-Yan took the bowl of medicine from Xi Ning and gulped it down in one mouthful.
Oh my god, how was it that it was even more bitter!
Chu Qing-Yan's face wrinkled like a chrysanthemum (2), her expression becoming extremely twisted!
Air Spirit, was it? This enmity between us had just gotten bigger!
With Xiao Xu's verbal promise, Chu Qing-Yan very energetically cooperated with her own recuperation, she wasn't worried that Xiao Xu was deceiving her, because she intuitively knew he wasn't that kind of person. As a result, along with her happy mood, Chu Qing-Yan's body also quickly recovered.
When Xiao Xu entered the room, Chu Qing-Yan had already impatiently changed into good clothing and was sitting upright on a chair, waiting for him.
When she saw Xiao Xu, she immediately went over to welcome him, "My body has almost recovered fully. When can I see my parents?"
Because these several days, Xiao Xu often found the time to come see her, while getting along, she slowly felt that he didn't treat her as harshly as before. Although he was still cold like before, she couldn't sense the repelling force on his body that kept people a thousand miles away. On the contrary, she felt that he treated her with some kind of indescribable indulgence. This made her feel amazed, and at the same time,l secretly delighted. After all, this person, in the future period of time, could be considered her bankroller. As a person of high status, he didn't like people below him to always tremble with fear, so she wasn't like before, cautiously and timidly fearing him, under his accidental indulging of her, she also let go of herself.
"Don't be impatient, I'm bringing you out for a walk." Xiao Xu's line of sight fell on her face; the delicate plumpness before couldn't be seen on the cheeks that had sunk down, but it made that pair of grape-sized eyes even more bright and limpid. Only, at this time, that large pair of eyes had miserable longing written all over it, and Xiao Xu couldn't help but feel it was funny.
Go out for a walk?
To Chu Qing-Yan, this was an unexpected surprise, she never expected he would take her out for a walk. Originally, she thought she would be trapped in this manor for a long time. After all, she wasn't that old and was already betrothed to him. The people here also treated her with rejection, and she had already decided to play her role honestly and stay put, waiting until she became completely familiar with her environment, before sneaking out stealthily to take a look. However, an honorable and aboveboard opportunity has been placed in front of her now, if she didn't grab it, then she was an idiot.
"Why do you suddenly want to go out for a walk?" Chu Qing-Yan knew that she shouldn't be too curious, but she still couldn't help but ask.
"Didn't somebody say that with difficulty, she was able to live, and still had not gotten a good look at this world? "Xiao Xu raised a brow.
That was a truthful statement she recklessly spat out when she believed she was at death's door, she didn't think that he would remember it by heart.
"Your Highness, you're really good!" Chu Qing-Yan couldn't help herself and exclaimed!
Xiao Xu was stunned for a moment before turning around and taking the lead to walk out. Chu Qing-Yan, seeing this, lifted up her skirt to chase after him.
1) Old ginger is still spicier. An old saying meaning that old people's means are still stronger and more ruthless than young people. People that are older have more ways to deal with situations than younger people.
2) chrysanthemum: A slang for butt hole/ass.