My Little Girl (34)
Sheng Lingyun gave the gifts to Sheng Gu, and after having a warm talk like a caring uncle, he made an excuse saying he needed to return to the Yun Manor for something.
After Sheng Lingyun left, Sheng Gu gazed at the gifts on the table and felt uneasy. “Will Seventh Uncle really go find her?”
Ah’Bi confidently nodded. “Your servant is certain that Seventh Prince will go. Just a while ago, Seventh Prince inquired Your Highness about the circumstances of that slave. It is evident that Seventh Prince will go find her.”
Sheng Gu could only nod in response. “I hope so.”
As for the truth of what Ah’Bi said, Sheng Lingyun did go to the firewood house to find Shu Nuan.
He looked around and saw that no one was watching. Then he pried open the lock on the door and pushed it open.
At this moment, Shu Nuan was lying half-dead, resting on a cold plank of wood with her eyes closed and face pale. A large injury on her back made her unable to move. Even budging would cause severe pain to course through her entire body.
In a state of confusion, Shu Nuan slowly opened her eyes and saw the vague figure of a person walk in.
As the person came nearer, his visage became clearer and clearer.
It is… the Seventh Prince…
Shu Nuan didn’t know why he was there and could only watch him approach vigilantly.
Sheng Lingyun sat down at the edge of the plank. This was the first time he was this close to Shu Nuan. He could see that she was in pain and discomfort; still he could not help but hold her little hand. It was soft and tender, even better in reality than what he’d imagined. Because of her injury, the little girl’s hands had no strength, and it was only because of this that he could continue holding them.
“Let go… I…” A hoarse voice emerged from her dry and cracked lips.
But instead of letting go, Sheng Lingyun confirmed his grip on her. “Fourth Brother won’t come back for the time being, and in the meantime my little niece might get punish you further. Why don’t you come with This Prince, I will treat you well and help you recover. What do you think?”
Shu Nuan closed her eyes. Enduring the pain, she tried to pull her hand out of Sheng Lingyun’s grasp.
Noticing this little effort, Sheng Lingyun gripped her hand tighter the very next moment. Shu Nuan felt an unspeakable pain that made her forget to breath. The flesh in her body felt as if it was being torn apart.
Sheng Lingyun noticed her pain and relaxed his grip slightly. He looked at Shu Nuan with his head down, and proposed, “You… Will you come with This Prince? I will be better to you than Fourth Brother is! Sheng Gu is his niece, and so he has to take her feelings in consideration. But I don’t care for Sheng Gu! It is you that I like…”
Shu Nuan opened her eyes and stared at Sheng Lingyun. The two obsidian eyes conveyed her cold indifference. “Your Highness, please conduct yourself with dignity.”
Sheng Qianmo returned that night from the Yan Kingdom. According to Su Huang, the prince had changed into a different person: the kind who would rush back in a hurry because he was worried about someone…
He did not admit that Shu Nuan was on his mind. But he did admit to his concern for the lovely little girl.
As long as he thought about the smile she smiled once in a blue moon, the one where the little dimples would show themselves, he would feel a softness deep in his chest, where his heart was.
Riding his horse through the market, Sheng Qianmo stopped and bought a book bag suitable for Shu Nuan’s size; she wouldn’t have to carry books by hand to the academy all the time.
After returning to ShengHe Manor, the prince went directly to the Qin Hall. He guessed that Shu Nuan would be revising her lessons. However, when he entered the hall, he found that Shu Nuan’s books were neatly placed on the couch and the brush was put aside on the ink slab.
No one was there.