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Chapter 665: Duration

The man in white smiled slightly. “I’m Rong Xiu.”

Jiang Yucheng rapidly scanned his mind, but he realized that he didn’t recognize and had never heard of this name before.

“Logically speaking, I should get down the carriage and greet you, Eldest Young Master Jiang. But… With the current situation, I’m afraid I can’t do that. I hope you’ll understand, Eldest Young Master Jiang.” Rong Xiu’s voice was low and sounded a little lazy.

It was originally words of apology, but from his mind, they had an extra tinge of leisure to them. It was as if… he had disregarded Jiang Yucheng.

Jiang Yucheng’s blood boiled. “You know me, but I have never seen you before.”

Rong Xiu’s thin lips curled up into a smile. “I’m just a commoner, so it’s normal if you haven’t seen me before.”

Jiang Yucheng looked at the woman in his arms. “Whose the one in your arms? Lift her head up.”

Rong Xiu’s brows rose slightly, and he hugged the girl even more tightly and said in a seemingly smiling manner, “I heard that you are chasing after an assassin, and I can understand your need to look for him. But… The two of us have always been in the horse carriage, and we have nothing to do with the assassin—”

“I need to check to know if you have anything to do with him.” Jiang Yucheng violently interrupted Rong Xiu as his eyes were glued to that woman. “Look up!”

Why would these two people not stay at home properly on such a snowy day and must travel by horse carriage outside? He felt even more suspicious in his heart, and he looked at the woman harshly.

Rong Xiu’s smile faded slightly.

He was about to speak, but the woman in his arms suddenly grabbed the clothes in front of his chest, tilted her head, and spoke. “Rong Xiu, since Eldest Young Master Jiang wants to find the assassin, he naturally can’t miss out on anyone. It’s okay if he takes one glance.”

Hearing this rather familiar voice, Jiang Yucheng furrowed his brows. This seems like…

A thought just popped up in his mind when he saw the woman in Rong Xiu’s arms look over.

A beautiful face appeared in front of him—it was Chu Liuyue.

At this point, her entire person was wrapped tightly in that black cloak. Only the revealed snow-white face had two specks of blush. Her eyes were sparkling brightly with water as if they could suck someone’s soul in at any time.

Her cherry lips were red, supple, and thick like a rose that was about to bloom. Her eyes seemed to have a vague line, and it looked exceedingly sentimental.

When the colors of the icy and cold snow faded away, it was only left with this tinge of extreme beauty on earth.

Jiang Yucheng looked at the girl in front of him dazedly. He naturally recognized this face, but… She looked very unfamiliar.

In his impression, Chu Liuyue was a natural beauty, but there was always a distant and cold feeling to her that made one unable to approach her. But at this moment, she was obediently lying in a man’s embrace, and her entire person was like a soft cat, which made one’s heart become soft like goo.

She was genuinely a living charm.

Chu Liuyue looked at him. “I didn’t show myself earlier because I didn’t want to meet you in such a manner. But since you’re chasing after the assassin, I can’t do this. I hope you won’t mind it.”

She then smiled slightly as if she was a little shy and was filled with sweetness.

Jiang Yucheng didn’t know what he felt, but his mind was blank as he almost instinctively asked, “Who is he to you?”

Rong Xiu wrapped the cloak even more tightly, and the smooth fur covered half of Chu Liuyue’s face. He smiled and said, “I’m Yue’er’s fiancé.”

Jiang Yucheng was dazed.

The main objective for Mu Qinghe going to Country Yao Chen back then wasn’t to find cultivators with a Dijing Yuan meridian. The more important reason for bringing Chu Liuyue back was to deal with the Wan Zheng Competition. Hence, he didn’t say too much about Chu Liuyue in front of Jiang Yucheng.

Due to this, he didn’t even mention that she had a fiancé.

Jiang Yucheng naturally didn’t know about this. But at that moment, Chu Liuyue’s smile had overlapped with a certain scene in his memory.

That person had once revealed such a smile. With a touch of shyness and more of elation, it was as if all the light in the world was gathered in her eyes as they dazzled and sparkled.

Jiang Yucheng’s heart seemed to be clutched by something tightly. When the two scenes kept intersecting, it made his entire person confused.

For some reason, his hand holding the knife trembled slightly.

Rong Xiu watched the scene coldly and chuckled in his heart, but his appearance was calm. “Eldest Young Master Jiang, we can leave since you’ve confirmed that there’s no problem, right?”

Jiang Yucheng suddenly recovered his senses. He looked at Rong Xiu, and his gaze gradually turned cold.

He was also a man, and he could naturally tell what Rong Xiu was thinking.

That completely possessive attitude really made one… disgusted!

Seeing the earlier scene of the duo in the horse carriage, an unknown fire seemed to burn in his heart. Even he himself didn’t know where the anger came from, but it was about to burn his organs completely.

“It’s snowing hard. What are the two of you doing here?” asked Jiang Yucheng coldly as he suppressed his feelings.

Rong Xiu’s lips curved up into a doting smile as he slowly explained, “Yue’er was summoned into the palace by the Third Princess. Later on, I employed a horse carriage and went to fetch her when I saw that it was snowing. Speaking of this horse carriage, I must thank Lieutenant Mu. Without him, it’s really not easy to find such a good horse carriage quickly.”

These two short sentences contained too much information!

Chu Liuyue widened her eyes slightly and glanced at him. Rong Xiu actually asked Mu Qinghe for help regarding this horse carriage? When did the two of them meet? Why would Mu Qinghe agree to help with such a thing?

Jiang Yucheng was also shocked as he looked at Chu Liuyue. “Third Princess summoned you to the palace? Why did she look for you?”

Chu Liuyue nodded. “We just casually talked. Later on, Third Princess was busy looking after His Majesty, so I came back.”

Seeing Chu Liuyue’s expression, it was as if nothing had happened.

But Jiang Yucheng was still scared. This Shangguan Wan is too sudden! We talked so much today, but she didn’t even mention this at all! And Mu Qinghe—I told him to investigate the mansion at Six Clouds Street, but why did he suddenly become related to Rong Xiu? He even helped him? No matter what, Rong Xiu’s words make logical sense. Besides, no matter if it were Chu Liuyue entering the palace or Mu Qinghe giving help, they are undeniable issues. These two explanations have nothing strange or wrong about them.

Jiang Yucheng’s doubts were gradually dispelled, and he finally moved a step back. “Okay, it’s all a misunderstanding. Since we’ve cleared it up, you can leave!”

He then waved his hands, and the guards behind him immediately made way.

The horses seemed to be spiritual as they moved their hooves and walked forward.

But the moment it moved, Jiang Yucheng suddenly recalled something and stopped the horse carriage again.

He stared at the duo closely, and his gaze was filled with supervising oppression as he asked, “No, Third Princess had gone to the Jiang Residence earlier on, and Chu Liuyue should’ve left the palace much earlier. Why did you two spend such a long time on the road?”

Chu Liuyue clenched her fists tightly.

Then, she heard the man beside chuckle lowly and said in a seemingly smiling manner, “This… isn’t considered long, right? Perhaps it’s too long for you, Eldest Young Master Jiang?”

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