Chapter 71: The Tiger Bone Seems Real But It’s Actually Fake (3)
Cheng Shizhao said unhappily, “The moment he returned home, he was punished to kneel at the ancestral hall. How could he come out? But he was extremely worried for you and asked me and ninth brother to take care of you from time to time.”
Then he acted patient, saying, “I heard that you’re looking to rent a storefront. This Prince has a few…”
“Oh, there’s no need.” Zhou Xiaoxiao said, “Many thanks to your highness’s thoughts. A few days ago, Ninth Prince already referred me to a storefront. I took a look at it and I was very pleased, already had signed a contract with the landlord. I’ve completed the documents and the storefront is just around the corner in the front.”
“Then nevermind.” Cheng Shizhao avoided her glance, taking out a name card after a few moments. “Because of Xingzhi, I’ll let you keep the card. If you encounter any difficulties in the capital, you can come to Prince Yan Residence to find me.”
“Many thanks to your highness.” Zhou Xiaoxiao took the card from him in a straightforward manner.
She could feel Cheng Shizhao’s awkward sense of concern and this made her happy.
When she came out of Fengxiang, Sister Xia had given her and on the way here, Xingzhi had also given her one. Now that she came here, Ninth Prince had done so too and finally, Prince Yan right now. If she gathered a few more cards, she could use this to play card games. She thought.
Cheng Shizhao turned around and was about to head off when he suddenly looked back. He remained silent momentarily before asking, “Do you…have a place to stay?”
“Of course, I’m living in a tavern, Yuelai Tavern on the west street.”
“There are a mix of good people and scumbags in that area. It’s extremely unsafe and if you don’t mind coming to the WangFu, I’ll order my Princess Consort to arrange a room for you.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao rolled her eyes and said, “Now it would be unsafe if I’m living in your WangFu.”
Cheng Shizhao flew into a rage out of humiliation. “You shrew! If it weren’t for Xingzhi, you think I would bother myself over you?”
“Ok, ok, it’s my fault.” Zhou Xiaoxiao waved her hands and said, “I accidentally blurted out the wrong thing. Your highness, please don’t stoop to my level and don’t argue with me.”
Cheng Shizhao’s face turned red and he turned around after a while, saying in a low voice, “You said that you’ll turn the page over and stop coming back to the previous matter. As it turns out, you’re not keeping your words and you’re still angry at this Prince.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao said, “Of course. Your highness, you’ve married so many concubines; don’t you know that women are all narrow-minded?”
Cheng Shizhao said nothing for half a second before he finally said, “Then what do you want me to do?”
What do you mean by what do you want me to do? Is he letting me list conditions? Zhou Xiaoxiao blinked her eyes.
“How about you apologize to me?”
Cheng Shizhao angrily shouted, “Undiscriminating woman!” He brushed his sleeves and left.
What is wrong with him this time? Zhou Xiaoxiao waved her hands in confusion.
She turned around to ask Juanzi, “Juanzi, do you know what your lady has said wrong?”
Juanzi said, “How could my lady ever be wrong? Your highness must definitely be wrong since what the lady says is always right.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao smiled and placed an arm over her shoulders. “Very good, you’re correct.”
The two chuckled and strolled around the entire day before returning at a later time.
Once they arrived at the tavern, a person was standing there.
That man stood up straight and had a fresh appearance.
Seeing their arrival, he turned around and softly called, “Xiaoxiao.”
“Xingzhi! How are you here?” Zhou Xiaoxiao said in shock and tossed her bags at Juanzi, running over to him.
“It’s the Lantern Festival tonight and I am here to invite you to admire the lanterns.”
“I heard that you were locked at home. How did you get out?”
“Why did your face turn red? You can’t possibly have crawled out of a dog hole?”
“Don’t laugh at me but I did climb over the wall.”
“Haha, you’re learning to be bad!”
The two walked shoulder to shoulder, their shadows casting down the street.