When the curtain of night descended, everybody started preparing to go to sleep.
Chu Qing-Yan opened her eyes, waiting. Ever since she got hurt, Xiao Xu would often come by to check on her before she sleeps. Only after she fell asleep would he return to his own room. He was probably worried that she would have another nightmare again.
While Chu Qing-Yan was quietly waiting, a white figure appeared on top of Prince Ying's manor's walls, his pair of enticing eyes sweeping a glance inside the walls. Then his foot lightly pushed off, and just like a night time ghost, he traveled back and forth inside the manor with an extremely fast speed. It could clearly be seen that his martial arts was very high as he lightly passed through layers upon layers of imperial bodyguards with ease. If you didn't look carefully, his passing felt like a burst of light wind brushing past a person's cheeks.
The white figure's goal was very specific, he headed straight toward the direction of the study. Before coming, he had already gotten hold of a blueprint of Prince Ying's manor's building layout.
However, when he was standing atop of a tree branch in front of the study, he found the room that ought to be pitch-black now was actually brightly lit. Moreover, through the cotton of the window, the figure reflected by the flames, with a perfectly straight back, seemed to be flipping through something in his hand. The white figure narrowed his long and phoenix eyes, if he didn't guess wrong, this person should be Xiao Xu, Prince Ying.
Looked like he came at the wrong time tonight. Just as he was about to leave, the summer wind blew over. It blew a corner of his clothing which coincidentally entered the view of Fire Spirit who had raised his head to yawn.
"Who! Come out!" Fire Spirit coldly shouted!
The white figure smiled evilly and flew towards Fire Spirit. Fire Spirit subconsciously braced himself to block the incoming attack, yet he didn't think that the person would suddenly twist and with flying speed leave in the opposite direction.
Fire Spirit was shocked by this person's flexibility, and it was also by this time that that person had already flown out by several meters. Moreover, he felt that the person seemed to have intentionally played him. When he finally came to the realization, he immediately became angry and used his lightstyle martial arts move to chase after him.
And Xiao Xu, who heard the movement from inside the study quickly walked out. He saw Fire Spirit and others had already given chase, but when he saw the direction of the pursuit, his expression immediately became gloomy.
That direction was towards the inner courtyard.
The somewhat sleepy Chu Qing-Yan had her eyes half-closed. She was about to fall asleep when she sensed that outside seemed to be noisy, even accompanied with some words of "catch the assassin". She couldn't help but pucker up her brows.
And just at this time, Xi Ning pushed open the door and stepped inside with a flustered expression.
Chu Qing-Yan then asked. "What's happening outside that sounds so noisy?"
"I heard that an assassin burst into the manor. Honorable Fire Spirit led the imperial bodyguards and they are currently searching now." Xi Ning saw her family's master was safe and sound before she released a breath of relief.
Chu Qing-Yan was somewhat bewildered. Someone was able to break into Prince Ying's manor that had such tight defenses. Then how outstanding must this assassin's martial arts be?
At this moment, Fire Spirit's voice came from outside the door. "Ninth Miss Chu, this subordinate has orders to catch the assassin, would it be possible to come in and search?"
Once she knew that Fire Spirit was waiting outside, she let Xi Ning go out to reply.
Xi Ning accepted the order and went out. Not long after, Fire Spirit and several imperial guards followed behind her.
Fire Spirit nodded towards her in salute and immediately started to search the room. However, after a circle with no result, he just instructed her to go to bed earlier and voluntarily left.
Chu Qing-Yan's sleepiness was completely gone because of this disturbance. She simply clutched her quilt and sat up on the bed with her back leaning against the wall.
Seeing Xi Ning yawning while standing, she let her withdraw.
When the only person remaining in the room was her, she started to ponder.
What was that person who broke into the prince's manor planning to do? Was he going to assassinate someone? Or was he trying to steal something? Her mind was a bit of a mess.
As long as you enter a noble house, these matters were hard to avoid and would definitely be encountered. Only, she didn't think someone would dare to plot against Prince Ying's manor.
Chu Qing-Yan who was deep in thought suddenly smelled a fragrance that didn't belong to anything in the room. It was a faint floral fragrance that attracted people.
She suddenly opened her eyes wide and immediately lifted her head up, coming into contact with a pair of seductive phoenix eyes.
She was just about to open her mouth and shout when that person's finger flicked and a pearl flew over to hit her shoulder. Suddenly, she couldn't speak.
While she was dumbfounded on the spot, the person who stuck on the bed curtains like a gecko jumped down.
His white clothes fluttered and danced, drawing an graceful arc in mid-air before landing smoothly. His pair of matchless charming pupils looked particularly bright in the dark night, as if twinkling with a bewitching light. His pale white skin was covered by a white muslin mask, making it hard to get a peep at his exceptional countenance.
Chu Qing-Yan was somewhat stupidfied. She kept staring at him in awe, in her memories, she had never seen such an exceptionally beautiful person whose face was still unseen. She guessed that this person must be a rare beauty.
While she was staring dumbly, the other party had already lightly landed on the bed and was inspecting her. It couldn't help but be said that this pair of phoenix eye's light glance inadvertently gave off strands of charm.
Chu Qing-Yan saw that the other party didn't move to hurt her and merely sealed her mouth pressure points. So she relaxed her body in order to prevent the other party from getting angry and injuring her.
The white clothed figure saw her being tactful and first swept a look around the room before his gaze landed on the person in front of him again.
The young girl was holding her own quilt while looking at him. Although she looked to still be young and tender, her face was already starting to show her elegant complexion. Her bright, big eyes seemed somewhat alarmed, though she was able to calm herself very well. He shot a light glance at her secretly shifting body and smiled evilly.
"If you move an inch again, I don't mind cutting an inch off of you." A dagger suddenly appeared in his hand, the candle light reflecting off the surface, showing a deeply cold gleam.
He intentionally lowered his voice with the intent of making it hard for people to distinguish. Chu Qing-Yan immediately bit her lip. She thought that this person wasn't paying any attention to her, so she wanted to seize the chance to escape. But she didn't expect the other party's eyes were this sharp.
At this moment, a team of imperial bodyguards passed by hurriedly under the windows, holding flaming torches. The light from the torches slipped in and was reflected in the white clothed figure's eyes, showing vivid colors and bright lights, giving off another kind of attractiveness.
Chu Qing-Yan secretly said "evildoer" in her heart.
Looking at his figure, he shouldn't be very old, at most 16 or 17, but being able to get into Prince Ying's manor, it could be seen that he was a highly skilled and able person with a bold character. Chu Qing-Yan didn't dare to piss him off, after all, her life was grasped in his hands.
Chu Qing-Yan thought for a moment and couldn't help but blink her eyes at the white-clothed person. The white-clothed person, who just had his attention outside, saw the expression in her eyes. He stopped turning the dagger in his hands and turned to point it towards her. He smiled faintly and said in a low voice. "What do you want to say?"
This low voice and smile, although somewhat weird because it was deliberately changed, nevertheless, it wasn't difficult to hear the ridicule in it.
Chu Qing-Yan was somewhat angry, but since she was at his mercy, she had no choice but to lower her head. She lifted a finger to write on the quilt stroke by stroke.
The white clothed person knew that she could not turn up any waves by herself, but he was still attracted to her ability to fearlessly think of ways out even in the face of death. He lowered his head to look and immediately laughed.
"What would it take for you to let me go?" were the words she had written.
Chu Qing-Yan looked up and saw the other party looking pensively at her which made her a bit doubtful.
"Rumors say that Ninth Miss Chu doesn't know how to read, seeing this now, it seems that rumors can't be believed!" The other party laughed in a low voice, carrying a charming tone.
Chu Qing-Yan heard this and was stumped for words, this person knows her?
And just at this moment, the sounds of familiar footsteps came from far and was getting nearer, she widened her eyes and looked up. As expected, she saw that the other party's eyes started to narrow in vigilance. Moreover, that sharp dagger was already pointed at her throat.