Chu Liuyue then went to visit Mu Qinghe, but she realized that he wasn’t around.
She waited outside the barrier for a while, but there was still no one around. Hence, she turned around to leave.
She found it a little strange. If Hong Yao is around, it would’ve long rushed out. Since there isn’t any noise after so long, Hong Yao and Mu Qinghe are definitely not inside. What kind of place in Country Yao Chen’s Imperial City would attract them?
Chu Liuyue wondered as she walked toward Prince Li Mansion.
Prince Li Mansion looked the same as usual without any changes, but Chu Liuyue sharply felt that the guards were even sterner.
Seeing that she had arrived, Prince Li Mansion’s servants immediately welcomed her with enthusiasm.
When Yu Mo heard this commotion, he hurried out to show her in. “Ms. Liuyue, you’re finally back!”
Upon seeing his emotional face, Chu Liuyue couldn’t help but laugh. “This isn’t my first time here. Is there a need to be so emotional?”
“Of course! You don’t know, but we’ve been waiting for you to come back all these days!” Tears almost filled Yu Mo’s eyes. If this person didn’t come back any earlier, our days would’ve been filled with suffering!
“Master is in the study! I’ll bring you there!” As Yu Mo spoke, he brought Chu Liuyue to the study.
Chu Liuyue followed behind him and silently judged the mansion’s interior. She realized that it was indeed different from before.
She noticed all the changes, but she didn’t express them on the surface, and she didn’t say anything.
Very quickly, the two of them arrived outside the study.
Yu Mo stopped in his tracks. “Master is inside; go ahead.”
Chu Liuyue nodded lightly. The moment she walked to the door, a white figure flashed past her eyes.
Chu Liuyue was very surprised. “Xue Xue?!”
Ever since she left the Imperial City, she hadn’t seen Xue Xue, and she did miss it quite a bit.
Xue Xue saw her and waved its tail in excitement. It was obviously elated by her return.
It jumped on the spot twice and ran two rounds around Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue laughed out loud. “Enough, enough. I know what you want.”
As she spoke, she stretched out her hand to pat Xue Xue’s head.
Xue Xue obediently leaned its gigantic head in.
The moment Chu Liuyue’s hand stretched out, a red figure flashed past her eyes, and she immediately felt something extra on the back of her hand.
She focused on it and realized it was Tuan Zi.
At this point, TuanZi was hugging her wrist as its round eyes looked at her innocently and sadly. It seemed as though it was complaining about something.
Chu Liuyue glanced at her hand. Mm, great. It’s completely occupied by Tuan Zi, and I can’t touch Xue Xue anymore.
Xue Xue growled lowly and was about to rush over when it suddenly heard a cough come from the room.
Xue Xue immediately went to the side obediently and didn’t look to the side, acting as if everything before didn’t happen.
Tuan Zi looked back and gave it a look of contempt.
Chu Liuyue was speechless.
She looked at the study and walked in.
The study door was opened.
Chu Liuyue glanced at Rong Xiu, who was behind the desk.
He had a black cloak on, and he looked a little pale. There was a warm cup of tea beside his hand while he held a book.
He just sat there quietly, and there was an indescribable aura around him—gentlemanly and composed.
Upon hearing the sound of the door opening, he looked up.
The moment he looked up, his pair of clear eyes looked like they contained galaxies of stars.
This glance was vastly different from before. This pair of eyes seemed capable of containing everything in the world, but he was high, mighty, and irreplaceable.
He was distinguished, and he looked over the rest of the world.
The moment the two of them exchanged glances, Chu Liuyue could clearly hear her heart beating rapidly. The blood flowing through the veins in her ears seemed to be rumbling.
Rong Xiu’s lips curved. “You’re back?”
Chu Liuyue nodded. “En.”
Rong Xiu raised his saber-like eyebrows.
The door behind Chu Liuyue suddenly closed, and the bright sunlight was blocked outside the door.
Rong Xiu suddenly opened his mouth, and his clear and cold voice sounded like pieces of jade crashing against each other. “I thought you would only have time to come over tomorrow.”
Chu Liuyue was dazed; then, an incredulous thought surfaced in her mind. Is Rong Xiu… jealous? Based on his skills and capabilities, I would’ve been under his control the moment I entered the Imperial City. However, I went to see my father first and Mu Qinghe later before coming to Prince Li Mansion. Rong Xiu seems to be upset because of this.
Chu Liuyue couldn’t help but laugh. “How can I bear to?”
Rong Xiu’s eyes flickered, but he didn’t say anything.
Chu Liuyue walked forward. Until there was only a table between them, she leaned down, used her hands as support on the table, and inched toward Rong Xiu.
The two of them were extremely near each other, and they could almost breathe in each other’s breaths.
Chu Liuyue could even smell the familiar cold fragrance on him.
Her heart beat even faster, and her eyes were filled with stars. “The reason why I came to see you last is…”
Before she finished her sentence, she suddenly leaned forward and kissed Rong Xiu’s lips. It was lukewarm yet scorching, slow yet urgent.
Rong Xiu didn’t seem to expect that Chu Liuyue would do this, and he was stunned.
Chu Liuyue softly muttered, and her voice sounded in between their teeth and lips. “This is the answer.”
Of course, she missed him and wanted to see him right away. However, she had to settle some things first. If not, they would only meet for a while before she would have to rush off to do other things.
Hence, she swiftly settled all the messy things she had to do before coming over.
Without a burden, clear and relaxed.
However, she didn’t expect herself to miss Rong Xiu more than she had imagined.
It wasn’t obvious when she was at Tai Yan Academy, nor was it obvious when she was on the way back. She even felt that it was nothing when she first arrived at Prince Li Mansion, but the moment she saw Rong Xiu, feelings of reminiscence suddenly overwhelmed her heart.
All the feelings she had intentionally and unknowingly suppressed enveloped her. Her mind seemed to be completely blank except for one thought: Kiss him!
She finally felt secure when she touched his soft and slightly cold lips.
After a moment, she saw that Rong Xiu didn’t move, and she angrily bit him.
Rong Xiu raised his hands to pull her in and retaliate. However, Chu Liuyue lightly licked his lips and quickly retreated.
She leaned in toward his ear with one hand on his cloak and said softly, “Rong Xiu, are you not hot? Oh… I almost forgot that Prince Li is heavily ill and that he should rest. He can’t—Wu!”
Rong Xiu’s gaze suddenly darkened. The next moment, he captured Chu Liuyue’s chin, leaned in toward her lips, and harshly kissed her.
If he could endure such a situation, he would really be sick in the mind!