Translated by Blue Blossoms
Chapter 54: Black-Hearted Highness
Helian Mei guffawed as she asked the young girls from prestigious families standing behind her.
They held their handkerchiefs. Their thin lips slightly curved. Looking at Wei Wei was like looking at a puddle of mud that wouldn't be able stand up no matter how she tried.
Helian Mei smugly raised her chin triumphantly, "Aah, I should stop, I should stop talking. This environment is no good. Let's go find a chef to give us preferential treatment. Let's go, sisters."
They again skillfully strung together a series of ear piercing laughs.
Only, that foot of Helian Mei's had yet to step away when immediately after, it seemed as if her whole body didn't follow her command anymore. 'Putt!' all of a sudden, she was kneeling on the ground. In front of her, leftovers also somehow spilled and splashed her face and hair full of oil.
"Miss!" The maid following her quickly went to support her body, but couldn't redeem anything.
"My face, my hair! Helian Wei Wei, just you wait!" Helian Jiao Er couldn't control herself and screamed, as she rushed out of the cafeteria like a lunatic.
Wei Wei seemed lost in thought as she looked at the wood chopsticks that hadn't left her hand, yet. She slowly faced Baili Jia Jue with eyes that carried a bit of a protest, then she immediately declared her position, "It wasn't me."
"Really." Baili Jia Jue retrieved his hand. The drop of water on his fingertip hadn't dried. He calmly used a towel to wipe his hand.
Wei Wei viewed herself as a well-behaved girl who didn't tell lies, "I was planning to take action, but I hadn't acted in time, yet she already fell."
"Mm hm." Baili Jia Jue nonchalantly sipped a mouthful of herb tea, "The ground was too slippery."
Wei Wei nodded, "It must've been. Hey! Speaking of which, not personally taking action really also makes me feel a little off. Man, how could she just fall like that."
On this side, Wei Wei still seemed to be at a loss. At the other side, hiding in a covert place, the corners of Shadow's mouth twitched fiercely. He didn't know why, but he seemed to feel that a plastered smiling expression was emerging from the corners of his master's mouth, making a person feel chilly, very chilly. He really didn't believe in any "the ground was too slippery" and such nonsense! His Highness must've acted!
"However, thinking it over carefully, Helian Jiao Er will be getting married to the Third Prince soon. That still makes a person very happy." Wei Wei seemed as if she thought of something and suddenly laughed out loud.
Baili Jia Jue's hand holding the teacup slightly tensed. His voice became devoid of any temperature, "Makes a person happy?"
"Hm?" Wei Wei glanced at him meaningfully, "Don't tell me, you don't know the reason behind this."
Shadow's body hiding at a distance fiercely stiffened…..why did he have a very bad premonition…..this oldest daughter of the Helian family wouldn't declare some shocking opinion and criticize His Highness to his face, right?
Shouldn't he immediately intervene?
So as to avoid His Highness' feelings being hurt after he heard it?
As if he became aware of his intent, Baili Jia Jue turned towards Shadow's seat and glanced at him. Within that pair of disciplined cold eyes, a strong warning was conveyed.
Shadow's body immediately retreated. His back was covered with cold sweat.
The young man turned his head around. The side of his face was suffused with graceful radiance and with a level tone, he casually spoke, "I really don't know." He actually wanted to hear it. What reason would she have to be happy about another person marrying him!
"Then I'll tell you this matter. You shouldn't tell other people. I suspect that the Third Prince, he……" Wei Wei looked left and right, after which she lowered her voice, "He could very well have homosexual tendencies."
Shadow almost gasped for breath, choking to death at his corner.
Homo, homosexual, tendencies? ! !
His Highness? Has homosexual tendencies? !
Shadow raised his head, scared witless as he looked at the appearance of the young man not far from him, his heart in a fit of quivering.
Oh no! My God! This time, His Highness will really lose control and choke this Helian family's eldest daughter to death!
This, this, compared to using ten taels of silver to pay for His Highness' kiss, required a person to endure even more beyond the limits of what they can bear!
Baili Jia Jue was also stunned. His handsome dense brows furrowed, and seemed as if he didn't dare to believe what he had just heard. It's unknown if he was angry or if it was something else. He unexpectedly laughed demonically coldly, "What did you say?"
"I said the Third Prince, that fellow, could be gay." Wei Wei glanced up and down as she sized the guy up, her thin lips slightly curved up, "Even if Helian Jiao Er married over there, she still wouldn't obtain any advantages. You, on the other hand, if you also participated in the consort selection, though, you definitely would be chosen. Relying on this face of yours to seduce that Third Prince a bit shouldn't be a problem."
Good, very good. What 'definitely would be chosen'! What 'seducing shouldn't be a problem'!
Baili Jia Jue's long and slender sensuous eyes dangerously squinted, flashing an unknown light, "How did you perceive that the Third Prince has homosexual tendencies?"
"Everybody in the world knows that the Third Prince had never approached beautiful women. Allegedly, even the Ghost Palace only had male servants, and all of them are young and handsome lads. If he wasn't gay, and he was a man full of vigour and vitality, at the very least, he should have a servant girl to warm his bed, right?" Wei Wei's suspicion was also not unfounded.
However, the conclusion still made Baili Jia Jue laugh coldly in his heart. Inevitably, there'll be a day when he'll make her personally thoroughly experience his 'homosexual tendencies'!
Seeing that the young man didn't talk, Wei Wei even thought that he was dumbfounded by the secret that he'd just heard from her.
Ah, sure enough, no matter if it's ancient times or in modern times, or whether it's a man or woman.
In regards to these gossipy kinds of things, one would never get tired of enjoying it.
Wei Wei had on an expression of 'I understand' as she patted Baili Jia Jue's shoulder, "You shouldn't be too surprised. If you feel that you can no longer keep quiet after hearing this news, you can also tell other people."
"Don't worry……." Baili Jia Jue indifferently glanced at the hand she placed on his shoulder as his thin lips curved up half way, arched into an arc that was a smile yet not a smile, "I will find a suitable time to tell someone." However, that someone wouldn't be anyone else, but rather……you!
After hearing these words, Wei Wei was going to say something.
When she heard a muffled laugh coming from a small door on the left side.
Wei Wei turned towards Nangong Lie standing at the doorway with his eyebrows raised.
Nangong Lie lifted his hand. It wasn't easy to swallow the laugh in his throat back down, his voice was distinct, "You guys continue with your discussion. Ha, continue, ha. Ignore me. You can completely treat me as if I don't exist!" Ha ha ha Ha. Fortunately he came back early, otherwise, he would've missed such a good scene. It's simply too funny. He's got to turn his head and personally ask Ah Jue what he felt when he heard someone talk about him having homosexual tendencies, ha Ha ha, "Pffff!" Oh no, he couldn't stop laughing again!
"What in the world are you laughing about?" Wei Wei really didn't get it.
Baili Jia Jue appeared apathetic as he glanced at Nangong Lie, raised the teacup in his hand, lightly sipped a mouthful as he said, "Laugh again at the time of your death."
Nangong Lie's body abruptly stiffened.
"However." Baili Jia Jue paused a bit, then suddenly smiled, "In regards to what you were saying, I think the Third Prince would, be, very, interested."
"How could I be so stupid as to say these things in front of him, unless I don't value my life."
Wei Wei didn't pay anymore attention as she bit into the newly arrived roasted lamb ribs.
Nangong Lie and Shadow simultaneously 'huh huh'd twice. [Then what are you doing right now? It's already too late, OK?! You absolutely! Totally! Absolutely will die for sure!]
Yet, Baili Jia Jue surprisingly actually curved up his pale lips. That kind of smile, arrogant and demonically charming, seemed as if he'd found a fun plaything……