Chapter 89: Yu Xingzhi Struggled At First And Then Stopped Resisting (1)
Speaking of which, Zhou Xiaoxiao’s wish was granted and she married her love. She was satisfied being with Yu Xingzhi.
After their marriage, the two were sweet and clingy with one another, making others jealous of their love.
But Zhou Xiaoxiao was still from another world. Although she acted proper on the surface, she snorted at the manners and etiquette here.
She has a lively personality and frequently made trouble for State Duke Residence, not even knowing the ruckus she caused.
This day, Zhou Xiaoxiao came back from the ‘wild.’
She saw Cheng Shizhao and Yu Xingzhi sitting in the reception pavilion waiting for her.
The moment Chen Shizhao saw her, he impatiently said, “Why do you look like this? You’re Lady Marquis, but still acting in such an unruly manner. Quickly go and change your clothes and then we’re taking you out to see someone special.”
Even Yu Xingzhi said sternly, “Xiaoxiao, remember to wear something professional. This person is of noble ranks and we really can’t be reckless.”
Therefore, Zhou Xiaoxiao went into the room and changed into collared brocaded clothes with a white jade strapped to her belt, pulling her hair up and inserting hairpins, as well as wearing a silk cloak over her. She was covered head to toe with accessories and she awkwardly walked out.
When Chen Shizhao saw this, he reluctantly said, “You look pretty good.”
When the three got in the horse carriage, Yu Xingzhi explained in a gentle tone, “Xiaoxiao, we’re going to see the elder princess today and she has done a lot of favors for Yu Family. She also takes care of me and my cousin, so you need to be respectful to her. Elder princess has a lively personality and she doesn’t care for etiquettes, similar to you. You will definitely gain her favor, so you don’t need to be nervous.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao asked, “Which elder princess?”
Chen Shizhao waved his sleeves in the air and said, “How many elder princesses are there in Da Jin? Naturally, it’s the Emperor’s paternal aunt and this prince’s grandaunt, Jian Country’s elder princess. She has a respected status and father extremely adores her. If it weren’t for elder princess’s care, father probably won’t even remember me.”
Yu Xingzhi continued, “Princess Ran is Da Jin’s most extraordinary and talented person. She and Emperor’s son-in-law are a pair of loving couple and they never asked about the country’s matters. They like to be free and unfettered, traveling all over China, and rarely coming back to the capital. Therefore, many royal family members have never seen her before and it was a coincidence that we are able to take you to meet you.”
When Zhou Xiaoxiao heard this, she was also very curious, eager to see this extraordinary figure.
Once they arrived at elder princess’s residence, servants naturally came to greet them.
When they entered the residence, they could sense the lofty and magnificent atmosphere. It was clean and refreshed, not extravagant or luxurious in any ways.
After they passed the front yard, they entered a flower bed with Japanese roses blooming.
There were all sorts of Japanese roses blooming and fighting to show off its beauty.
They smelled subtle fragrance deep in the garden.
There was a silver-haired woman sitting there.
She was wearing a very comfortable wide robe with her long hair scattered on her shoulders, holding a scroll in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. She was drinking it by herself leisurely.
There was a plate of yellowish orange snacks on the table along with a jade pot of wine.
Zhou Xiaoxiao saw that the snacks were one of her store’s signature dishes — egg yolk pastries.
Cheng Shizhao acted weirdly and bowed, respectfully paying his respects.
“Paying respects to grandaunt.”
That woman’s gaze stayed on the scroll, but she said in a gentle tone, “Zhao’er is here.”
Cheng Shizhao politely introduced Zhou Xiaoxiao. “This is Xingzhi’s new wife and she owns December Mooncakes Store.”
The woman raised her head and she sat against the light, so Zhou Xiaoxiao couldn’t see her appearance. However, she slightly extended her hands and said, “In my impression, Wu Lang is still a little boy, but he has already married now. Quickly come and let me take a look.”