Chapter 862: The Person I Like
Chu Liuyue thought she misheard. “What?”
Jiang Yucheng repeated, “I said that I want to marry you.”
Not ‘would like’ and not ‘hope,’ but want!
He seemed to be commanding and not discussing with whoever. How righteous and insistent!
Chu Liuyue widened her eyes slightly and looked at Jiang Yucheng.
The latter’s expression seemed serious, and his gaze was clear. He didn’t look like he was joking.
This incident was too ridiculous, to the point that Chu Liuyue thought Jiang Yucheng was crazy for a moment.
“Eldest Young Master Jiang, do you know what you’re talking about?” Chu Liuyue found it incredulous. What’s wrong with Jiang Yucheng? Why would he invite me here and say that he wants to marry me? The day before his wedding with Shangguan Wan no less!
“Of course, I know what I’m doing,” said Jiang Yucheng adeptly as if he had already expected Chu Liuyue’s reaction. “I’ve been thinking a lot the past two days and have finally made up my mind.”
It wasn’t easy for him to make this decision. Jiang Yucheng knew more clearly than anyone else what he should and shouldn’t do now.
But he knew that he had already liked Chu Liuyue ever since he saw the girl’s smile for the first time at the Wan Zheng Competition. From that day on, he restrained himself and wanted to eliminate all these ideas he had toward Chu Liuyue.
Originally, he thought that he could gradually forget about all of this by not seeing and speaking. However, it was too hard.
When she helped him in the Mystic Forest, he faltered once again.
Finally, the trigger point was when they met again a few days ago. At that moment, he almost couldn’t differentiate if the person in front was Shangguan Yue or Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue was very similar to her, but they were different in many ways as well.
He knew all of this all the while, but he suddenly had a crazy idea after that look. If I can’t differentiate between them, then I won’t! No matter if she is Shangguan Yue or Chu Liuyue, it’s enough as long as the person is in front of me. That person is already dead. Her soul has dispersed, and she will never return.
He had once decided to bury the entire past and not bring it up again. But after Chu Liuyue appeared, he suddenly felt that a certain part of his heart seemed to be filled.
He had seen countless beautiful women. But after so many years, only two people could make him feel this way.
One was Shangguan Yue, and the other was Chu Liuyue.
The lucky thing was that Chu Liuyue had a lowly background, not like that person who was high and mighty like the sun and nobody could reach her.
“You just need to stay by my side obediently. I can give you whatever you want,” said Jiang Yucheng seriously.
This wasn’t a heaven-defying oath but an actual promise.
According to his status and identity, he did have the confidence to say such things.
Looking at Jiang Yucheng’s seemingly very determined appearance, Chu Liuyue was so angry that she laughed. “Eldest Young Master Jiang, I’m afraid there are some things you don’t quite remember, so let me remind you. Firstly, you’ll be getting married to the Third Princess tomorrow. What will happen to her if you do this? Secondly, your status will change from tomorrow onward. In the future, you’ll be the Third Princess’s husband and her officer. I think I don’t need to tell you how to write the word ‘loyalty,’ right? Thirdly, you haven’t asked for my opinion from start to end. Aren’t you being too rash right now?”
Chu Liuyue raised her chin slightly, and an extremely cold, slight smile was plastered on her red lips. “Also, you really can’t give me what I want.”
It was already evening, and the sun was setting in the west. The remaining glow of the setting sun dyed the sky a warm orange color.
The night breeze at the start of summer had a hint of warmth to it, but Shangguan Wan—who hurriedly rushed to Xin Li Garden—was completely ice-cold.
Her mind kept replaying various scenes continuously.
At one moment, it would be the interactions between Jiang Yucheng and Shangguan Yue from the earlier years. The next moment, it would be Shangguan Yue’s face of hopelessness in the royal family’s ancestral hall. Then, it would be the painting that had been treasured and safely kept in the study for ten years.
Her blood boiled, but she didn’t know where to vent her anger. It just coursed through her veins, causing her entire person to be on the verge of exploding.
At this moment, only one thought flashed across her mind—find Jiang Yucheng and ask him clearly!
When the guards saw Shangguan Wan coming, they were shocked and hurriedly bowed. “Greetings, Third Princess!”
Why would she come here at this point?
“Where’s Jiang Yucheng?” questioned Shangguan Wan coldly.
The guards saw that her expression was terrible and didn’t dare to hide it from her, so one immediately said, “Eldest Young Master is in Thousand View Garden’s zither room. I’ll immediately send someone to inform—”
Before the guard could even finish his sentence, Shangguan Wan already went forward in a fury.
“Third Princess—” The two guards wanted to stop her, but they didn’t dare to.
Even though Jiang Yucheng had always been managing this Xin Li Garden, it was still the Tianling royal family’s territory. If Shangguan Wan wanted to enter, who could stop her?
The duo exchanged glances and saw the confusion and anxiety in each other’s eyes. Is the Third Princess going to cause trouble for Eldest Young Master? From the looks of it.. Is she going to cause a scene?!
Shangguan Wan didn’t stop in her tracks and advanced all the way.
Thinking that he was actually still at that place at this moment, the hatred in her heart deepened. He can go anywhere, but why must he come to the zither room?! In the past, I still thought that Jiang Yucheng guarded this area very strictly because he had harmed Shangguan Yue here. Now that I think about it, it’s the place where he doted on her in the past!
She hurriedly walked over and saw the lake glistening from afar.
Just as she was about to go forward, she suddenly saw two people standing by the lake.
One of them was wearing a light-green robe, and he had his hands behind his back. It was Jiang Yucheng!
But that person in front of him was wearing a red dress, and the loose strands of her hair dropped down. She looked extremely pretty.
Who else could it be other than Chu Liuyue?!
Why is she also here?! Shangguan Wan was dazed for a moment, and her instincts told her that something seemed to be amiss between the two of them, so she instinctively stopped and hid her figure.
Coincidentally, she heard Jiang Yucheng’s voice at this moment. “Tomorrow’s wedding is between Shangguan Wan and me. You don’t have to care if I betray her or not. Also, even after she’s the lord and I’m her subordinate tomorrow, it doesn’t mean that I have to act according to her wishes for everything. Lastly, I thought marrying me would only be beneficial to you and not disadvantageous at all. Countless women in the Tianling Dynasty want to suck up to me, but they’re not as good as you—they’re not you. Therefore, I only told you my previous words. If you insist, then I can ask again. I want to marry you. Will you marry me?”
Shangguan Wan suddenly covered her mouth.
Chu Liuyue squinted her eyes and suddenly laughed. Her original expression was slightly cold as if there was a layer of thin ice, but her smile looked like millions of flowers blossoming.
When the remaining glow of the setting sun reflected on her ice-cold face, her looks were outstanding as her eyes sparkled like the stars.
“I don’t want to.” She smiled and said, “I have someone that I like.”