Chapter 45: Meeting Again (1)
In the spring, it would rain, making everything wet and moist.
On that day, after the pouring rain, multicolored clouds filled the whole sky.
Zhou Xiaoxiao pushed the curtains to the side and peered down Qingshi Street with interest.
Across from her, the residential shops also pushed open their windows and began putting away their rainwears.
The urchins noisily crawled on the wet stone road, the pedestrians are no longer in a rush. At the end of the street, there were several young gentlemen who were dressed in splendid clothing with a jade crown placed on their head. They slowly rode in her direction on their precious horses.
Zhou Xiaoxiao extended her hand to catch the raindrops falling from the roof, and happily laughed.
She didn’t realize that someone was watching her until she turned around and saw a man with a jade-like face standing under the eaves.
Yu Xingzhi was on a white horse, standing under the window, he raised his head and looked at her with his pale face. His eyes were red, his thin lips were pursed, and his large hands that were holding onto the reins of the horse were trembling.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was stunned for a moment by his sudden appearance.
It was as if time had stood still for a moment in the courtyard.
Three men sat on the chair to her left and right.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was sitting right in front of the window, staring right at Yu Xingzhi. She hadn’t seen him for a long time, all kinds of feelings began to stir within her hearts and she didn’t know what to say.
He appeared thin, wan, haggarded, and there were dark circles under his eyes. He was far worse than how he appeared when the two of them walked their separate paths two months ago. He changed from a gentle and elegant gentleman to a sickly beauty.
The man standing next to him was dressed in a splendid embroidered robe, his hair was binded together with a gold crown. He had a pair of handsome eyebrows and he eluded a majestic aura. He was Yu Xingzhi’s famous cousin, Prince of Yan, Cheng Shizhao.
The other man had a beautiful appearance, gentlemanly manners, but a weak body. He seemed to be a young scholar.
However, he was actually Chen Shizhao’s sibling, born of the same mother and father, Chen Shiqi. He is ranked 9th among the line of princes.
Yu Xingzhi couldn’t see anyone else at this moment, his only focus was on Zhou Xiaoxiao as he stared at her intensely. Their gaze locked and his heart fluttered. He had a thousand words he wanted to say to her, but he couldn’t speak.
He took out the letter from his clothes and slowly handed it to her.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was full of resentment against Yu Xingzhi in her heart. She swore that if she met him again, she would definitely scold him and chew him out, but seeing his appearance right now, her resolve immediately softened.
“You want me to take back this letter?” She glanced away and softly said, “What is the meaning of this? Since the two of us aren’t fated to be together, then we should just end our relationship and respect each other’s decisions from now on. If we continue this nonsense, then everything will become chaotic.”
Yu Xingzhi’s eyes appeared sad but stubborn, he stubbornly held the letter in front of Zhou Xiaoxiao. His fingers were slightly trembling, his knuckles were white, and his veins were visible from clenching the letter.
Zhou Xiaoxiao didn’t want him to be embarrassed in front of everyone, so after a few seconds of thoughts, she slowly reached out and took the letter from him.
With a glance, she shockingly saw the bloodstains on the poem that she wrote him.
Zhou Xiaoxiao felt a pain in her chest, and sighed, why hurt yourself like this.
She closed her eyes and ripped the letter apart.
Yu Xingzhi slightly raised his eyebrows, with hopes in his eyes, he smiled.
There were no words between the two of them.