Chapter 68: Wife, Why Are You Beating Your Husband? (3)
However, she thanked him still. “Many thanks to the Prince for accepting our relationship.”
Who knew that Cheng Shizhao suddenly became agitated and said, “A woman who doesn’t refrain from speaking about marriage is shameful!” Then, he angrily walked off.
What did I do wrong this time? It’s difficult to serve someone who has unstable emotions. Zhou Xiaoxiao thought.
The next night, Yu Xingyi personally led a group of troops over.
Seeing that everyone was fine, he calmed down at last.
However, Yu Xingyi didn’t dare to let his guard them. He had guards look after them as they got back on the road; thankfully, they were safe and sound during the journey.
In a few days, they arrived at the capital. It was a flourishing, prosperous, and bustling area. As expected, it was extraordinary as claimed. There were tens of thousands of families living here with numerous buildings, a boiling cauldron of oises.
The group passed the west street and coincidentally came across the temple fair market.
Civil and military businessmen gathered here for their business and there were all sorts of performing artists, creating a bustling atmosphere. The marketplace clamored about and there were crowds and crowds of people.
Zhou Xiaoxiao said to Yu Xingzhi, “Xingzhi, I have other matters to attend to, so I’ll leave you here. We will only be temporarily separated and we will meet again another day.” Zhou Xiaoxiao held his hands, couldn’t bear to leave him.
She took out a piece of folded paper and shoved it in his hands. She said in his ears in a low voice, “As a way of remembering me.”
Then she and Juanzhi jumped off the carriage, walking towards the center of the market.
Cheng Shiqi yelled from behind, “Lady Zhou, you’re not familiar with the capital, so where are you going? Why don’t you come to my residence and stay there for a few days?”
Zhou Xiaoxiao waved her hands without looking back and said, “Many thanks but you don’t need to worry about this. I naturally have a place I can stay.”
She and Juanzi giggled and squeezed into the crowd that was entering the temple fair.
Yu Xingzhi kept watching her until he couldn’t see her anymore, looking down afterwards. He gently rubbed the paper that had scale marks and then he gently opened it; he saw a cuckoo that was seemingly drawn by Chinese strokes. The technique was unusual, but the bird seemed quick-witted as it appeared vividly on paper almost as if it were real. There was a small poem by the margin: Zhou Xiao is in love with Xingzhi and the desire of love at heart is embodied by a chirping cuckoo
Yu Xingzhi stared deeply at it for a while, stunned.
Cheng Shiqi then looked over and sighed, saying, “It looks as if it was real. I’ve never seen a drawing like this before and it’s quite magical. Lady Zhou is really a strange and unique woman.”
“It’s just a small trick.” Cheng Shizhao stared at it and humphed. “Xingzhi, she’s a woman after all. Are you actually comfortable with leaving her to roam in the city center when no one’s looking after her board and lodging?”
Yu Xingzhi snapped out of his trance and his face was flushed as he said, “Speaking of this, older cousin may laugh at me but while we were on a journey from Sichuan to Hanzhong, I was heavily injured and I relied on her arrange our lodging. Xiaoxiao is extremely independent, so we don’t need to worry about these small matters. On the other hand, if we made her stay with us, it will be unsuitable on our part.”
The author has something to say:
Huang Tiangu: Heheh, sorry for making my wife wait too long. This husband is coming now~
Cheng Shizhao: You bastard. What did I take? How come I have no strength and can’t move?
Huang Tiangu: Heheh, since this lady has drink my ‘monkey wine,’ you naturally have to give birth to my kids.
Cheng Shizhao was furious right then.
Cheng Shizhao: You! You better not do anything inappropriate! I’ll tell you the truth as I’m actually not a woman, but a man in disguise!
Huang Tiangu: This lady has fair and milk white skin and a delicate body. I really can’t hold myself anymore. I don’t care whether you’re a man or woman, but let me satisfy my urges first.
Zhou Xiaoxiao: The only reason I hadn’t taken my revenge is because the timing wasn’t right.
He tugged Cheng Shizhao’s pants down and it revealed the white…
Cheng Shizhao: Zhou Xiaoxiao! Stupid woman! You dare to entrap this Prince!