Chu Liuyue didn’t know what to say…
She leaned against the back of her chair, looked down slightly, and fell into deep thought. After a while, she smiled helplessly. “You’re right.”
She had never doubted Cen Yi’s loyalty toward her. Even if Cen Yi sometimes didn’t completely do things according to her instructions, she would basically not be angry or worried.
Cen Yi was always very intelligent. Many times, it was indeed because of his presence that Chu Liuyue avoided a lot of trouble.
He’s right. No matter when I find out about this, it doesn’t have much of an impact. Under their care, Thirteen still grew up well. The current him is outstanding enough that my picky mentor was filled with praises for him. This is enough.
Chu Liuyue looked up slightly at Cen Yi.
Cen Yi stood quietly, and his expression was honest when he looked at her. In his eyes, it was nonchalant and calm.
“Take good care of Thirteen in the future.”
Cen Yi smiled, nodded, and bowed. “Yes.”
Time quickly passed to the day before the wedding.
According to the rules, the two people who were about to marry could not meet.
36 Respected Elder Ming was the first to come over.
“This was finally done after a total of three months. His Grace commanded many embroidery masters to rush this overnight.” 36 Respected Elder Ming placed the intricate agarwood box down as he glanced at Chu Liuyue kindly. “Princess Consort, do you want to open it?”
There seemed to be something tingling in Chu Liuyue’s chest.
Her hands lightly brushed across the wooden box, and she then shook her head. “The things that Rong Xiu gives are naturally the best.”
This item was too precious, so she didn’t even dare open the box to take a closer look.
Logically speaking, the dowry should be given by the bride’s mother. However, her mother had long passed on and naturally could not do this.
Rong Xiu directly did all of this for her and didn’t put her in a difficult spot.
Since they settled on their romance, so much time had passed in the blink of an eye.
Chu Liuyue suddenly felt unlimited emotions.
The outside had already become lively as everywhere was decorated in a blissful mood. The entire Sky-Cloud Empire seemed to have immersed itself in a joyous sea.
Such a grand event was prepared for her by him.
36 Respected Elder Ming looked at Chu Liuyue kindly and suddenly said, “Actually, I have something to say to you, Princess Consort. Princess Consort, may I know if it’s convenient?”
Chu Liuyue recovered her senses, and her red lips curled up. “Venerable, it’s too much to call me that. You can directly call me ‘Yue’er!’”
36 Respected Elder Ming’s gaze became even softer. “Okay! In the future, I will address you like that in private.”
Seeing that Chu Liuyue agreed, he waved his hands and dismissed his subordinates. Soon, it was just the two of them left.
Chu Liuyue knew that he was going to say something related to Rong Xiu, so she said, “Do sit down. You can just say whatever you want; I will listen to it.”
36 Respected Elder Ming nodded, walked to the seat by the window, and sat down. “Yue’er, sit down too.”
Chu Liuyue walked over readily and sat opposite 36 Respected Elder Ming.
36 Respected Elder Ming scrutinized the girl before her.
Her pair of eyes contained a galaxy of stars in a pure and genuine manner, with a rare calmness. Such a woman was rightfully the most suitable one for him.
“Actually, I didn’t really like you in the beginning.” 36 Respected Elder Ming smiled and directly threw out such words.
Chu Liuyue’s gaze was silent. She knew that 36 Respected Elder Ming had much more to say.
Seeing how calm she was, 36 Respected Elder Ming blinked. “Why do you not seem worried at all?”
Chu Liuyue’s lips curled up slightly. “You mentioned that it was in the beginning. If you still disliked me now, you wouldn’t be telling me these things here, right?”
“Girl, you’re too smart, and it’s hard to trick you…” 36 Respected Elder Ming instantly felt defeated. One is even harder to handle than the other!
However, he quickly organized his emotions and squinted his eyes as if he were recalling something. “You should know a little about His Highness’s background.”
Chu Liuyue nodded.
“Back then, his mother went out to train and unwittingly met that man, becoming very devoted to him. She knew that the people in the clan would definitely object to her finding that man with the weak background, so she privately gave her life to the man. She thought that she had found true love, but she didn’t know that the man was Country Yao Chen’s emperor and long had a harem filled with people.”
“Since then, she had lost all hope, and her body was getting worse and worse. In the end, on her deathbed, she used all her strength to hide His Highness’s identity. She thought that she had done it flawlessly, but she didn’t expect that the clan had never given up searching for her traces. Though she was gone, they quickly found His Highness.”
“At that time, the entire Sky-Cloud Empire hated this issue greatly and even was ashamed of His Highness’s presence. They planned to execute His Highness, but luckily His Highness summoned the Extreme God Sundial and showed the best bloodline power in the Sky-Cloud Empire for the past thousands of years! Ever since then, nobody brought up killing His Highness.”
Speaking of this, 36 Respected Elder Ming looked comforted, but this expression was quickly replaced by pain. “But this was just the beginning. His Highness’s background is special, and he had no foundation. For a very long time, he was bullied in the Sky-Cloud Empire. Even though I could help him, I couldn’t be too overboard. If not, it would garner others’ jealousy and hatred.”
“Time passed day by day, and he slowly grew up. At some point, he became cold, maniacal, and cunning! His nickname ‘Grim Reaper’ came from there.”
36 Respected Elder Ming sighed deeply. “Although he became stronger day by day, his personality seemed to be increasingly cold. Sometimes, people even wondered if he had cut off all his emotions and became a numb killing puppet.”
Chu Liuyue was also slightly shocked in her heart. Even though she had some understanding of these issues earlier on, this was the first time she had heard someone say it in full.
After so many years, Rong Xiu didn’t even mind it when he brought it up himself.
When she heard it, she still felt pain.
Speaking till here, 36 Respected Elder Ming looked at Chu Liuyue. “But luckily, His Highness met you later on.”
Chu Liuyue pointed toward herself. “Me?”
“Yes, you.” 36 Respected Elder Ming seemed to have immersed in a distant memory. “I remember that it was a few years ago when His Highness went out to train alone and didn’t come back for a long while. When I heard news from His Highness again, he was already a student of Ling Xiao Academy.”