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Chapter 119 – Audiences of Great Importance
Leaping over the last fence, Ye Zhen showed a brilliant smile. She gasped for breath, a thin layer of sweat appeared on her bright white forehead. While mounting her horse, she saluted the examiner.
“Your name is Lu Yaoyao?” The examiner was a middle-aged man, with a big and tall figure and a pair of bright eyes looking at Ye Zhen with wonder.
Is my eyes playing tricks on me?
The woman looked too much like the students he knew before! She didn’t only look the same, but she also bore the same exquisite imperial skill.
Ye Zhen looked up at him. “Yes, sir.”
Lu family people! Jiang Haishan sighed softly in his heart, it would be impossible for her to have anything to do with his former student. Unexpectedly, people in this world could possibly be so similar.
“Who taught you how to ride?” He asked once again. Ye Zhen then replied accordingly, “I used to live in the Border Town and go hunting with my brother. I learned to ride a horse before I knew it.”
She grew up in the Border Town! Jiang Haishan nodded and returned the test card to Ye Zhen.
“Here you are.” Ye Zhen took it with both hands and saw that the annotation under the riding skill was A.
The corners of her mouth slightly raised, “Thank you, sir.”
Not far from where she stood, Princess Liu Hua stared at her gloomily. Even as a woman, she had to admit that Ye Zhen looked really dazzling when she was on horseback. It was also because of this truth that she felt even more annoyed with her.
Ah! She wanted to crush her into pieces.
“Even if she gets an A, there were still several exams she has to take.” A girl in yellow gown flattered the princess.
Exactly. Princess Liu Hua hummed softly and walked over to Ye Zhen.
At that time, Ye Zhen was talking to Sun Wen who was in a slight daze.
“It’s your turn, you must go!” She pushed her out of her trance.
Finally, Sun Wen recovered from her astonishment and cried, “Yao Yao, you were so good! I have never seen a woman who looked as good as you on horseback!”
“When people are good-looking, they look good in everything they do.” Ye Zhen said smilingly. Deep inside her, she found it really nice to not have to put on a dignified and generous stand as the Wang Fei. In the eyes of many, she was just a little turtle from the Border Town, thus, she could say whatever she wanted.
“What a shame!” Princess Liu Hua just heard this sentence when she came. Ye Zhen then faced her, smiling innocently.
“Doesn’t the princess agree? It’s only true! Only those who look good know about such things.” The implication of her statement was that Princess Liu Hua did not look good, so she didn’t understand this ‘artistic’ conception.
Everyone around them laughed, as everyone in the capital knows that the princess =hated people who says that she was not at all good-looking.
She had to fight with the previous Wang Fei all day long. Unfortunately, Wang Fei Ye did not even see her. Now, even Lu Yaoyao, a miss who ranked beneath her, dared to mock her in front of everyone.
She pointed at Ye Zhen, her face was blue with anger but she couldn’t think of a smarter response.
Ye Zhen brushed past her and said to Sun Wen, “Go to the exam, I’ll wait for you here.”
When Sun Wen entered the racetrack examination, Ye Zhen waited quietly, ignoring the flashy glare from the then quiet princess.
Suddenly, she felt that the atmosphere around her seemed delicate. Except for Ye Zhen who was still as proud as a peacock’s train and had no expression, all the other girls became more gentle and watery in an instant.
Ye Zhen looked back and immediately realized that the girls hid their faces behind their handkerchiefs.
Mo Rongyi came over on horseback, followed by two teenagers about his age and the charming marquis—Tang Zhen.
Lu Lingzhi did not follow them. His foot injury was not good enough to ride a horse. He would not have come out if he hadn’t been bored at home for more than half a month.
Tang Zhen looked only at Ye Zhen among the sea of faces.
Their gazes met, one with an indifferent eyes while the other with utter admiration. Nonetheless, Ye Zhen gave a subtle nod at which the marquis returned.
“Hey you, come here.” Mo Rongyi , the young, handsome and immature prince pointed at Ye Zhen
Ye Zhen frowned slightly and hesitated before walking past the women.
“Do you still remember me?” Mo Rongyi looked at the woman who saved him that day and thought that this woman was Lu Lingzhi’s sister. No wonder she didn’t want his gold that day. His young mind told him that she definitely wanted greater benefits!
“Your Highness, it was not easy to forget you even if this miss wanted to.” Ye Zhen gave a salute and looked at Mo Rongyi with a smile.
Mo Rongyi’s face sank. “You have a lot of courage. You are not afraid of the emperor’s punishment, even telling me that you are a woman from an ordinary family!”
Ye Zhen whispered, “Your majesty, please forgive me for my fault. Truth is, I hardly see myself as a noble woman.”
“How can you be so glib! Wang Fei Lu is dignified and gentle but she has such a shrewd sister.” Mo Rongyi was irked, pouting his lips and folding his chubby arms.
“Back to the prince, this has lived in the border town since she was a child. she has been used to being wild since childhood. if she is wrong, she asks the prince of forgiveness.” Ye Zhen was displeased, she didn’t want to be compared with Lu Wushuang at all.
Tang Zhen coughed softly. As the second grew, he became more uneasy that the little prince will quarrel with Ye Zhen here.
“Your Highness, there’s many eyes watching her. Don’t dispute with miss Lu, she is still taking an exam.”
“How many A’s have you got?” Mo Rongyi thought that this woman had saved his life and did not want to continue making things difficult for her so he changed the subject.
Ye Zhen held out a finger, “One!”
Mo Rongyi chuckled, “I didn’t think you are stupid, why did you get only one A?”
“My A the prince is referring to was the first one I earned after taking only two exams.”
“…” The crowd was speechless, is A that easy to take?
Sun Wen also finished the examination soon. Unfortunately, no one noticed her riding skills except the examiner. Although she was not as good as Ye Zhen, she was also superb and got an A grade.
Without further ado, the two proceeded to the archery exam which took place in the same grind as the riding examination.
Ye Zhen won Tang Zhen’s silver whip so it was easy for her to get her another A. When Ye Zhen’s third arrows hit the red heart, everyone froze.
“It turns out that her archery is so good!” exclaimed Mo Rongyi, his reddened cheeks puffing out as he smiled cheekily.
“The little prince does not know? Third Miss Lu had competed with this Marquis Tang and won his silver whip!” exclaimed Hu Kai, a young man beside the marquis.
He was also present at the last hunting and was Tang Zhen’s good friend.
Mo Rongyi looked at Tang Zhen in surprise, “Really?”
“I did lose to miss Lu when I competed with her in hunting.” Tang Zhen gazed at Ye Zhen with burning eyes.
Ye Zhen ignored their comments. After taking back the test card, she smiled with the satisfaction of having another A.
Now, she only needs one more exam to nail.
Furthermore, there were still music, writing and arithmetic exam she needed to take. In her original body, she was best at writing, but obviously this wasn’t the case for Lu Yaoyao.
Even Lu Yaoyao’s handwriting was not good at all. If she suddenly writes with good handwriting and poetic words, she would appear suspicious.
“Let’s go to take the writing examination next.” Ye Zhen said to Sun Wen.
Sun Wen also gained two A’s and happily left with Ye Zhen.
When Mo Rongyi saw Ye Zhen leave, he turned to Tang Zhen and said, “This prince won’t go hunting today. I will just wait here and see how many A’s Miss Lu Yaoyao will get. But before anything else, this prince will bet 1,200 yuan that she will succeed in entering the college!”