Chapter 73 – To Dance Gracefully (2)
In the wide garden, a bonfire is burning in the middle, the woods underneath it cracking as the fire danced, painting a magnificent glow in the garden.
Lu Shiming was baking lambs nearby, Pei Shi was knocking over the wine bowl with chopsticks, the piano is played by Mister Shan.
As for the drums …
Lu Xiangzhi and Tang Zhen’s eyes rested on the dancing girl in the middle. She was wearing a long red dress with a small drum tied to her waist. She danced lightly with the tune of the piano. She had a bright and beautiful smile on her face.
When the piano was playing softly, she moved slowly like wind, her hands gently touched the drum. The sounds the piano and the drum was producing was passionate, she whirled lightly on her toes while keeping a graceful posture.
Her hands gaily slicing through the air, and her eyes…incredibly enticing.
She skipped and swayed with her vibrant red dress fluttering in the wind.
Her appearance was accentuated by the shiny tassels twirling, over and over again, stirring unspeakale emotions from the young marquis who watched in silence…
Tang Zhen’s heart beat faster and his eyes were burning at the beautiful girl. He thought it was a fairy who fell into the world accidentally. He even breathed carefully, fearing that he might disturb her and frighten her away from the world.
Not far from him, Lu Xiangzhi did not harbor such an idea. He looked at Ye Zhen proudly and soon, loudly applauded.
The sound of the piano was not cut off because of Lu Xiangzhi’s intrusion. Instead, Ye Zhen gave a warm smile towards Lu Xiangzhi and continued to dance. This time, the drums became playful and lively.
By this time, Lu Shiming’s attention was caught by his son’s sudden arrival. He recognized the figure of the marquis, slightly hid in the shadows, so he hastily stood up and gave his salute.
Tang Zhen hardly turned his eyes back from Ye Zhen when he returned to Lu Shiming’s courtesy. “Don’t be polite, Lord Lu, it’s this marquis who is bothering you.”
Only then did Ye Zhen noticed his presence, without a moment’s delay, she stopped dancing. When the little maid next to her saw her stop, she immediately came up with her beaded shoes and put them on her.
Tang Zhen took an unconscious glance at the corners of his eyes and saw Ye Zhen’s white lotus feet. His heart was about to jump out of his throat at the sight!
He never knew … that he would be so inappropriate towards a little girl.
Lu Shiming already knew that Lu Xiangzhi went to the hunting ground. Having a hunch of the emperor’s participation, he thought his son would not come back tonight.
“Yao Yao, look!” Lu Xiangzhi gently placed the baby deer that had just been born on Ye Zhen’s arms.
Ye Zhen’s eyes were slightly bright. “How lovely, where did you find it?”
“In the woods, it may have lost contact with its parents, so I brought it back for you to keep.” Lu Xiangzhi said with a smile.
“Thank you, brother.” Ye Zhen’s heart was slightly warm, Lu Xiangzhi really loved her sister, otherwise he wouldn’t be thinking about her wherever he was.