My Little Girl (70)
Sheng Qianmo’s gaze changed. It seemed he’d never thought there would be such a useless reason.
He bowed his head and saw that as Shu Nuan said this, her eyelashes drooped covered her eyes. Under the candlelight from the bedside table, a faint light and shadow were formed. Tears slipped down.
Sheng Qianmo reached out and held her fingers in a gentle grasp. She Nuan looked at him without fear, but still a little confused.
Sheng Qianmo bent his head and kissed her. It was a quick kiss on her tear-mole. He then stroked it in gentle manner with his warm hands.
“I like this tear mole very much.”
The next day.
Li Yuan came early in the morning to report about Shu Nuan’s abduction. In fact, the matter wasn’t difficult at all. Jing Fei lived nearby. It was too easy to find out who had been to Jing Fei’s house.
Sheng Qianmo was silent as he listened to Li Yuan’s report without saying a word. Afterwards, he made up his mind on what had transpired.
He went back to accompany Shu Nuan for breakfast. On the spur of the moment, Sheng Gu had decided to come and give her greetings to her uncle.
Having discerned Shu Nuan’s true face the day before, she stared at Shu Nuan brazenly. But Shu Nuan didn’t care. The princess still thought the little girl was afraid of her revealing the matter to the prince.
After Sheng Gu paid her greetings, she said, “Fourth Uncle, I have something of utmost important to say to you.”
Sheng Qianmo glanced at her and didn’t say much. Instead, he turned to Shu Nuan and said, “You go to the academy first.”
Shu Nuan nodded. She lowered her head and drank the remaining milk tea in the bowl.
As she was about to leave, Sheng Qianmo held out his hand to wipe a circle of milk formed above her lips and then let her go.
On instinct, Shu Nuan also wiped her mouth with the back of her hand. She had nothing to say to Sheng Gu and left with a snort. “Bye.”
Having not been shown any face, the princess felt aggrieved and resentful, especially when she thought about how her fourth uncle had never treated her in such a gentle and careful manner. And yet, to this slave, he was…
Sheng Gu mentioned the day before’s incident to Sheng Qianmo and complained, “Fourth Uncle, that slave isn’t as weak as you think. Yesterday, sh-she almost strangled me… She also gave me a warning…”
Sheng Qianmo sat at the table and asked in a calm voice, “How did you know that Jing Fei was at his home that night?”
Sheng Gu was stunned. It came as a surprise that her Fourth Uncle didn’t care about the fact that she had been almost strangled to death. Instead, he had asked her about older events.
She was taken aback for a while before she replied, “I… heard it from schoolmates….”
“Someone saw some of the people from your Jade Courtyard being to Jing Fei’s house. The people in your jade garden have been to jingfei’s house. What’s going on?”
Sheng Gu was shocked.
She hadn’t expected him to investigate this matter, and even to have found clues…
Sheng Gu just stared at him, unable to think up a reply. She couldn’t help but cover her mouth as she coughed a few times. She shook her head and explained, “I didn’t know about this… Fourth Uncle, you seem to have misunderstood something….”
Sheng Qianmo’s face sank and his voice turned cold. He said, “What did you do to Shu Nuan at the academy? She is the same age as you, and you humiliated her in front of so many people. Is this what This Prince has taught you to behave like?”
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