After Rong Xiu was satisfied, he slowly let go of Chu Liuyue.
He looked down and saw the young girl’s slightly plump lips. Gently caressing them with his fingers, he lazily spoke with a hoarse voice. “Mm, it seems like your strategy is correct.”
Chu Liuyue recovered her senses and immediately glared at him. However, her eyes were watery, and she looked even more charming instead of angry.
Rong Xiu chuckled, kissed her, and finally let go. “Come over.”
Chu Liuyue walked around the table and stood beside him to see the book that he had just placed aside. “What are you looking at?”
Every time she came, Rong Xiu seemed to be reading a book.
She glanced at the book, and it seemed to be a biography.
Rong Xiu grabbed her thin waist and hugged her.
Chu Liuyue leaned against his chest.
Rong Xiu’s hand gently caressed her waist, and his other hand brought that book over. “Do you want to see it?”
Chu Liuyue felt that Rong Xiu’s hands had magical powers. He just pressed her waist a few times, and a gush of warmth came toward her. She felt as if her entire body became soft and relaxed.
She let loose and felt that her recent tiredness had been dispelled by quite a bit. She then brought the book over and looked up in shock when she saw the name on it. “You moved it from the academy?”
Chu Liuyue remembered that she had previously seen this book in Yi Feng Courtyard.
Rong Xiu didn’t find it strange that she remembered as he nonchalantly nodded. “I’ve basically packed most of Mother’s items, so there isn’t any need for me to stay there.”
Of course, another important reason was that the person in his arms wouldn’t be staying there for long.
Chu Liuyue recalled what he had taken out from Jiuyou Tower previously and nodded in understanding as she unintentionally flipped open the book and glanced at it.
Rong Xiu had always been acting ill ever since he came back from Tian Lu Academy, so he rarely stepped out of Prince Li Mansion. He spent most of his time here.
Thus, Chu Liuyue was actually very curious about what Rong Xiu read normally. However, she was stunned when she glanced at it.
It was actually a map. Moreover… it was a map of the Imperial City!
After she was reborn, she had specifically gone to find out about the Imperial City—including its overall structure. Hence, she immediately recognized that the map was the Imperial City’s outline when she saw it.
The more shocking thing was that the map had detailed military allocation! The entire Imperial City’s attack and defense system could be seen from this.
Chu Liuyue’s heart suddenly beat wildly. It turns out that Rong Xiu wasn’t reading books every day, but—
She instinctively looked up at Rong Xiu. “This…”
Rong Xiu looked calm as if he didn’t think that it was a big deal.
Chu Liuyue thought that he didn’t expect her to understand it, so she couldn’t help but poke his chest. “Rong Xiu… you’ve been looking at this every day?”
Rong Xiu glanced at her expression, and his lips curved up. He then said lightly, “Not every day. I just look at it to dispel my boredom sometimes.”
Chu Liuyue was speechless. Dispel your boredom? What kind of person would look at this to dispel their boredom? With this map, Rong Xiu could easily control the entire Imperial City! If he had military power, attacking the Imperial City is just a matter of time!
Chu Liuyue’s lips moved, and she finally couldn’t resist asking, “Why… are you looking at the Imperial City’s map?”
Originally, she thought that Rong Xiu would look shocked, but a smile appeared on his face as he kissed Chu Liuyue’s glabella. “You indeed can understand it.”
Chu Liuyue instantly felt conflicted. It turns out that Rong Xiu already knew I could tell what it was, but he didn’t want to hide it.
“Are… you not worried that I would expose you?”
If Emperor Jiawen knew that he, as a prince, had such a thing with him, it would spell trouble.
Rong Xiu raised his brows and said righteously, “You’re my fiancée. If anything happens to me, you can’t escape either.”
Chu Liuyue was speechless. Why does it sound like he’s saying, ‘you live as my woman and die as my ghost?’
Rong Xiu raised his chin. “You can continue looking.”
Chu Liuyue hesitated for a while before flipping to the back. After looking at it, she realized it was a similar map.
Even though all the maps were slightly different, they were equally detailed.
Chu Liuyue looked at the maps and was increasingly shocked. These maps… seem to be the entire Country Yao Chen! I’m afraid that even the military won’t have such detailed maps!
Chu Liuyue was genuinely stunned. “Rong Xiu, what’s the point of you reading this…?”
If it weren’t because Rong Xiu didn’t hold any military power, she would really think that Rong Xiu was planning a revolt.
“It’s just something to pass my time.” Rong Xiu really didn’t seem to care. Upon seeing her look of shock, he couldn’t help but chuckle and hug her tighter. She looks really charming when she’s worried for me.
Chu Liuyue instinctively turned her gaze and glanced at the bookshelves behind him.
The shelves were filled.
A terrifying thought surfaced in her mind. Are these also—
She long knew that Rong Xiu was much stronger than he appeared to be, but seeing all of this still exceeded her imagination!
“What are you thinking about?” asked Rong Xiu.
Chu Liuyue revealed a sympathetic expression. “I’m thinking about how unlucky Rong Jin must be to have met you.”
Rong Jin originally thought that his status as the Crown Prince would be secured once he settled his marriage agreement with Situ Xingchen and that even the throne would be in his hands. However, he didn’t know…
Rong Xiu raised his brows. He had no interest in comparing with Rong Jin, but since it was still praise from her, he decided to accept it heartily.
Chu Liuyue put that book back and continued to hide in Rong Xiu’s arms.
Rong Xiu used his chin to touch her soft hair. “Let’s not talk about this. How about we discuss our wedding date?”
Chu Liuyue was dazed before she looked like she was in a difficult position. We do need to discuss this. Mu Qinghe is still in the Imperial City now, and I don’t know when he will go back to the Tianling Dynasty. If he is going to leave soon, then we won’t have time to hold a grand wedding. If he waits for a while, we can hold a grand wedding. However, I wouldn’t know when I would be able to follow him back to the Tianling Dynasty.
The road in front was also very dangerous, and Chu Liuyue didn’t know what she had to face if she went back. Besides, it would be even harder to handle if there was Rong Xiu…
Of course, she couldn’t bear to leave Rong Xiu, but she had to go back to the Tianling Dynasty.
She knitted her brows and thought for a long time. Suddenly, she left Rong Xiu’s embrace, sat opposite him, and looked very serious. “Rong Xiu, I have something to tell you.”
Rong Xiu looked at her with deep meaning. “I’m listening.”
The next day, Rong Jin and Situ Xingchen finally reached the Imperial City.
Chu Liuyue was currently at home with her legs crossed. Her hands were on her knees as she absorbed the surrounding Heaven and Earth Force.
Suddenly, Eunuch Min’s voice could be heard from outside the door. “Lord Chu Ning, Ms. Liuyue, His Majesty and Her Majesty are waiting in the palace. Please head there!”