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“Your Highness, it’s better if you request for something more realistic.” Chu Liuyue held the knife and used a little strength to push him away.
Rong Xiu knitted his brows but did not move backward. Instead, he inched forward.
The two people were extremely close to each other, and they were almost a breath away.
Rong Xiu honestly put everything he had in front of her and did not care about the rest. His dark eyes reflected Chu Liuyue’s figure.
Chu Liuyue was dazed for a moment. It seemed like… he would still inch closer without a care in the world, even if she held a sharp blade.
She was stunned, and there was a delay in her actions.
A dark light flashed across Rong Xiu’s eyes, and his lips curved up slightly in a flirty manner. A faint sigh landed beside Chu Liuyue’s ears. “… How fierce.”
This sigh in the dark sky was akin to the wind strumming a harp’s strings, which resounded in Chu Liuyue’s heart and did not leave after a long time. Her heart uncontrollably skipped a beat as if something cunning had opened a window in her stiff cold wall and went in.
She almost moved backward instinctively and avoided Rong Xiu’s eyes. “Your Highness, with your distinguished status, you can just wave your hand, and countless elegant girls would fight for your arms. I’m ferocious, harsh, cold, and heartless. Your Highness, don’t waste your time on me.”
Rong Xiu looked at her, and his eyes sparkled, which finally resulted in nonchalant laughter. “However, my eyes can’t see them. I only see you. What else can I do?”
Chu Liuyue’s heart tingled, and she could not help but look at him.
The cold moonlight shone in, causing Rong Xiu’s face to be half in the light and half in the dark. He knitted his brows lightly as if he was frustrated. However, his eyes were still filled with pampering love.
These straightforward and close to expressing devotion words stumped Chu Liuyue.
The duo quietened down, and the flirty atmosphere intensified between them both as if the wind from the end of summer had become gentler.
It was not that Chu Liuyue had not heard confessions before. In her previous life, she had a distinguished status, formidable capabilities, and her appearance—which attracted many young men’s admiration did not need mentioning.
Logically speaking, she should not feel emotional if she met with similar scenes again. However, Rong Xiu’s words seemed to have a certain strength that could easily affect her mood.
Chu Liuyue looked down. Without mentioning the few times Rong Xiu helped her, he was very meticulous towards her, just based on the peach blossom hairpin he gave on her birthday and today’s intricate dagger.
The things he had done for her would touch any other girl.
It would be a lie if she said did not feel anything because of his actions. However, she had experienced the worst, most painful betrayal in the world, so she could no longer easily trust anyone any longer.
Her first reaction toward Rong Xiu’s kind acts was not to accept them happily but to run away. When Rong Xiu inched in closer towards her, her heart would vaguely feel fearful. That terror came from the pain she could never forget, which laid in the depths of her memory.
She could not talk to Rong Xiu about this. Besides, the most important thing after her rebirth was to take revenge. If she was too close to Rong Xiu, he would definitely be dragged into the mess.
This was not fair to Rong Xiu.
Countless thoughts flashed across her mind. After a moment, Chu Liuyue looked up at Rong Xiu again with a new gaze.
She looked calm, and her eyes were clear as her lips curved up. “Your Highness, you’re so funny.”
Her cold voice shattered the flirty atmosphere.
Rong Xiu stared straight at her.
Both of them were smart and could understand what each other meant without being explicit.
Chu Liuyue was waiting for Rong Xiu to turn around and leave. Any man will not continue pursuing after doing so many things for a girl and still get rejected, right? Besides, Rong Xiu is of such high status.
However, out of her expectations, Rong Xiu did not show any signs of embarrassment as if he did not care about whatever Chu Liuyue just said.
He then extended his hand and grabbed the dagger in front of him. “You just need to say if you like the gift.”
Chu Liuyue was dazed. However, she could only nod after seeing Rong Xiu’s persistent look. “Your Highness’s gifts are always good.”
“I’m glad you like it.” Rong Xiu chuckled softly and suddenly extended his hands to pinch her cheeks. “I spent a lot of effort when I made this, so you need to accompany me to rest to express your gratitude for me.”
Chu Liuyue was shocked. “You… made this yourself?” As she was too shocked, she did not even have the time to care about Rong Xiu pinching her face.
While looking at the dazed girl—an infrequent sight—in front of him, Rong Xiu was put in a better mood as he turned around to walk upstairs. “I’m very tired today. I’ll talk to you about it tomorrow.”
Chu Liuyue chuckled in her heart. Does he really need to talk about this another day?
“Your Highness, even if you’re willing to talk about it tomorrow, I’m afraid I won’t have the chance to listen.”
Rong Xiu paused in his tracks and turned to look at her.
Chu Liuyue walked forward and paused for a while when she reached his side, lifting her chin slightly. “We’re going to Wan Ling Mountain tomorrow, and we’re leaving first thing in the morning, so you can just talk to yourself.”
After that, Chu Liuyue did not even look at Rong Xiu as she went upstairs and headed straight for her room, directly locking the door from the inside.
Rong Xiu only recovered his senses when she locked the door, and his brows raised slightly upon seeing the tightly shut bedroom door. After a moment, he could not help but laugh. She still loves to calculate and doesn’t want to admit defeat.
At this moment, Xue Xue—who was trying very hard to reduce its presence—suddenly jumped up from the first floor and landed in front of Chu Liuyue’s room on the second floor. Its claws kept scratching against the door.
No! This can’t be!
Xue Xue’s claws were very sharp, and every swipe left tidy marks on the door.
Rong Xiu instantly felt disgraced upon seeing Xue Xue’s appearance. It is still a high-level fiend in the end. Why is it so uncollected when it met with things and embarrassed itself by scratching the door?
“Xue Xue, what are you doing?” asked Rong Xiu while suppressing his voice.
Xue Xue turned back to look at him with indignance. What else can she do at Wan Ling Mountain? Of course, she’s going there to hunt for fiends. Does Chu Liuyue not like me? Why does she want to find another wild dog—no, wild fiend?
Then, what about me? This can’t be! Xue Xue did not care about Rong Xiu as it kept scratching the door.
Rong Xiu immediately understood what Xue Xue was thinking from its gaze.
Hang on! Tian Lu Academy does indeed bring students to Wan Ling Mountain for training at this time every year. If I did not remember wrongly, the students have to form teams to participate…? Then, who did she group with? A crack appeared in Rong Xiu’s calm expression.
Chu Liuyue has just entered Tian Lu Academy and doesn’t know many people. The people she knows the best are probably the ones who are Xuan Masters like her. If she formed a team, it should be with them. Is she grouping up with that kid from the Si family?