Published at 6th of January 2021 12:14:16 PM
That hairpin was delicately carved from black wood; there were a few lively peach blossoms on top of it, and even the petal details were intricate .
The crystal snowflakes on the peach blossoms were the most attractive part . It was currently summer, so there would not be snow .
Chu Liuyue took a closer look at it and shockingly discovered that the snowflakes were carved from a very valuable moonstone . Moonstones were a type of rare gem, which sparkled under the sunlight and gently glowed like the moonlight when in the dark .
Chu Liuyue was very shocked .
Even though Rong Xiu was Country Yao Chen’ Seventh Prince, Country Yao Chen did not amount to much in the entire Mainland Xuan Wu .
If it were her in her previous life, it would not be difficult for her to obtain this moonstone as the Tianling Dynasty’s princess . However, this was definitely a rare treasure for the people in Country Yao Chen .
Why does Rong Xiu have such a thing? Also, why did he give me such a valuable gift?
Chu Liuyue closed the box and passed it back to him . “Prince Li, this gift is too valuable . I can’t accept it . ”
Rong Xiu looked straight into her eyes . “Today is the day where you become of marriageable age . According to the rules, your family elder should hold a ceremony for you and give you a hairpin . ”
Chu Liuyue kept quiet .
Rong Xiu was right . The day when one reached marriageable age was very important to the women in Mainland Xuan Wu . This was because it meant that a woman had become an adult and could marry now .
Even if one were from an average family, their family would specifically hire someone to give a hairpin to the girl .
This was an even more formal ceremony for girls from aristocratic families .
Many neighboring countries had specifically come forth to deliver gifts to her when she became of marriageable age in her previous life . The celebratory banquet lasted for a total of three days and three nights .
It was a really important event back then .
After being reborn, she had always been planning how to escape from her perilous situation and take revenge . She did not even care about such things .
Today was the day she became of marriageable age, but she had severed ties with the Chu family . Her only family member, Chu Ning, was still in the palace and had not returned yet .
If Rong Xiu did not come, she would just spend her day like any other . However, he did come . He had even brought an extravagant gift .
“I accept your kind intentions, Your Highness, but I really can’t accept—”
“If you don’t accept it today, I’ll come again and give it to you tomorrow . ” Rong Xiu ignored her rejection, and his lips curved up slightly . “If you don’t accept it, I’ll just come another day . I’ll continue coming every day until you accept it . ”
Chu Liuyue was speechless . Upon seeing Rong Xiu’s nonchalant and calm expression, Chu Liuyue confirmed that he could deliver on what he said .
She ground her teeth . “Your Highness, has anyone ever told you that you’re very thick-skinned?”
Rong Xiu leaned against the chair and laughed lightly . “I just returned to the Imperial City and have been resting in my residence . I haven’t heard anyone say this to me yet . ”
Chu Liuyue opened the box again, pointed at the peach blossom hairpin, and asked, “Your Highness, peach blossoms bloom in spring . Why does your hairpin have snowflakes on it?”
“Peach blossoms can bloom in winter too . ”
“How can it be? Have you seen it before?” Chu Liuyue chuckled in her heart .
Rong Xiu really could not say anything to retort . However, Rong Xiu suddenly looked up and stared at her deeply .
This look reminded Chu Liuyue of the first time she saw him standing in the rain . He had also directed such a gaze at her back then .
She could not guess what he was thinking and even felt that Rong Xiu saw another person through her .
“I’ve seen it before . ” He closed his eyes and hid the ripples in them . He sighed lightly and said in a low voice, “I’ve seen peach blossoms brightly shining as snow danced around them . ”