Chapter 48: I’m Not Scared of Dying. What Can You Do About It?! (1)
Cheng Shizhao could tell that Zhou Xiaoxiao was saying this half-heartedly and became angry right then.
“This Prince went through so much effort for you and you don’t know what’s good for you! For you, the entire State Duke Residence has been restless and turned upside down. Aunt has fainted a few times due to anger and State Duke was incredibly infuriated that he ordered servants to serve Xingzhi planks. Xingzhi almost died because of this. Seeing him now, how can you not feel guilty at all?”
“This is funny. Did your highness forget who the injuries on Xingzhi’s body were caused by?” Zhou Xiaoxiao couldn’t hold in her words and mocked him.
Cheng Shizhao squinted his eyes and he glared coldly. He clapped his hands and numerous armored warriors flooded in the room.”
“If you’re not willing…” Cheng Shizhao curled his lips up sinisterly and there was an evil glint in his eyes. “There’s actually an easier way to save some trouble and it can be over once and for all.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao forced herself to stay calm and keep her composure, thinking of something quickly in her mind.
She took a few steps back and saluted. “The moment your highness is infuriated, I knew I would die. Although it’s easy to kill someone, one can’t be sure that they won’t regret their decision in the future. Your highness treats Xingzhi closer than family and you would do anything for him. But if you kill me, Xingzhi will definitely be displeased and angry with you. It’s not worth killing this lowly one. Your highness, please think again and I hope you can calm down.”
Cheng Shizhao stared at Zhou Xiaoxiao for a second and he waved his hands, saying, “You guys are dismissed. Don’t come in unless summoned.”
The warriors left the room like water flowing out, closing the door tightly again and the room became silent.
“If you have any requests, just say it.”
“This woman from an ordinary family has no other wishes and isn’t willing to become anyone’s concubine either. I just want to be able to support myself and live an ordinary life. I hope you can grant me this wish.”
Cheng Shizhao turned around and laid on the kang stove bed, saying leisurely, “Could it be that you have your eyes on that military officer? Well, that’s good. How about you tell Xingzhi that you are interested in someone else now and not him anymore? That way, he won’t have his mind on you anymore. After that, this Prince will reward you with jewelry, gold, and silver; you won’t suffer a loss.”
“…” She really wanted to insult someone. Where did he come from? Why is it his matter who this lady wants to marry?
Cheng Shizhao pounded the desk and said, “You’re not willing to do this or not, so what exactly do you want me to do?!”
“Your highness.” Zhou Xiaoxiao tried her best to speak in a gentle tone. “Our relationship is out of mutual consent. If Xingzhi has no feelings for me, I definitely won’t nag him anymore. You are Xingzhi’s brother, so why don’t you persuade him? Instead, why do you have to make things difficult for a woman like me?”
“Humph. What do you mean by mutual consent? You’re shameless.”
Cheng Shizhao stood up and gradually walked to Zhou Xiaoxiao.
“The way you say it sounds nice, but the reality is that you cannot bear to part with the riches of State Duke Residence. You think that as long as you have Xingzhi, that fool, you can have what you want in the future. Right?”
He bent down and casually observed Zhou Xiaoxiao’s face. “Although you have average looks, you have a fiery personality and you’re also courageous. This makes you quite interesting.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao felt a bad feeling rising in her heart.
“In the State Duke Residence, there are strict rules and everyone is complicated there. Plus, all the elders dislike you. Even if you reluctantly make it inside the door, you won’t be the primary wife and you would be bullied and tortured for sure. If you can’t bear to part with Xingzhi…why not be mine?”
“Prince!” Zhou Xiaoxiao was shocked. He was shameless!