Chapter 56: I Am Willing to Endure the Hardships (3)
In that moment, his heart was full of happiness. He stopped looking at Wang Xun in dislike.
He suddenly became a politeful son of nobility again. He respectfully said, “Paying respect to senior brother.”
This angered Wang Xun.
Zhou Xiaoxiao said in her heart: Sorry senior brother Wang. I can’t help that I’m closer to Yu Xingzhi than you.
She had been feeling guilty from the start and so, she apologized deeply, “Senior brother, please allow Xiaoxiao to be lazy for once, since my friend had traveled a long way here. We don’t need to train today but still, Xiaoxiao feels very bad for making senior brother coming over for no reason.”
Wang Xun’s expression changed and he finally coldly humphed, walking off.
Zhou Xiaoxiao sighed and made a silly face at Yu Xingzhi.
“See how you angered my senior brother? I’m not practicing today, so let’s go. Are your injuries getting better? If you can walk, then I’ll take you on a stroll around Fengxiang City. There’s a lot of great food there.”
Right now in General Yu Xingyi’s camp.
Cheng Shizhao was very displeased.
“Second Brother, aren’t you going to look after Wu Lang? I can’t believe a figure like him was enchanted and infatuated by a typical woman in society. He even swore to marry her. What am I supposed to tell my aunt when I return?”
Yu Xingyi thought in his heart: no matter who the woman was, she was still Fifth Brother’s woman. Chen Shizhao, what you have done a few days ago wasn’t a diligent move. Seeing that you’re my younger cousin, I won’t bring it up for the time being. Thankfully, Wang Xun had informed me, otherwise we might not even be able to be brothers anymore.
He just responded, “How could I have the patience to concern myself with these trivial matters? Marriage is arranged by the orders of parents and the words of a matchmaker. When he returns to the capital, my mother will naturally teach him the ways. As long as she doesn’t budge, he can’t do anything about it.”
Cheng Shizhao was choked by the words and couldn’t say anything momentarily.
Seeing that the two were about to get in a fight, Cheng Shiqi tried to act as the mediator. “We can’t force them to cut off their relationship. Maybe as time passes, they’ll find themselves incompatible with one another. Speaking of which, Fengxiang’s frontier area has a lot of unique pastries and food. Royal Brother, how about joining us to enjoy a few days of sightseeing? Treat this trip out the palace as a stroll. See how the pastries in General’s Residence are all so unique and different? It wouldn’t even lose against the capital’s Yu Dining Hall. May I ask where the pastries are from?”
Yu Xingyi felt in the wrong after hankering after a petty advantage. His face flushed and he coughed, saying, “This is from Limestone Street’s December Mooncakes Store and also…Zhou Xiaoxiao’s business.”
Cheng Shiqi was shocked. “That young lady has superior martial arts skills and is ferocious. Even Royal Brother isn’t her match, seeing that he suffered a punch from her. How could someone like her have a business selling delicate and meticulous items?”
Prince Yan, Cheng Shizhao, was angry right then.
Yu Xingyi watched as the two were about to quarrel again, feeling a headache. “Prince Yan, you are usually out on expeditions, so it’s fine that you came to visit with my brother. But Ninth Prince is a cultured and noble person. How can we alarm him and make him come all the way here because the trouble my brother caused? If even something little happens to the Prince while he’s outdoors, we’re going to be in deep trouble. It’s not a child’s play.”
Cheng Shiqi said, “General, don’t blame us. I had insisted on coming and since I was a child, I’ve been weak so I can’t learn to box or train. Although I’m titled as the number one idle person, I’ve never been out of the capital to tour, admire the scenery, or try out the delicious food of the world. I usually yearn to take a look of the frontier view and seeing this opportunity, how could I not take it? On the way here, we admired the views of the roads so it wasn’t tiring at all.”
Yu Zingyi cupped his fists and said, “How would I dare to blame you? Sorry for troubling the two highnesses for staying at a simple and crude place like here.”
ur…Ninth Lord matches the description. Do you want to taste it?”