Chapter 72: Hubby (2)
In the vast palace horse carriage, there were two speechless people sitting next to one another. The retinues by the carriage didn’t dare to disturb them either, so the way back was extremely quiet.
However, it was just silent on the surface.
In secret, Ye Yu who had been listening to the system chattering about the “mission” finally couldn’t stand it anymore; she was about to talk and break the silence within when the other party spoke at the same time.
“Your majesty —”
The two talked in unison and stopped, staring at each other in shock.
Ye Yu snapped out of her trance and looked down, saying, “Your majesty, please talk.”
“…” Xuan Yi’s gaze flickered and he said, “When it’s just the two of us, you don’t need to call me your majesty.”
Ye Yu kept quiet and her eyes were trained on Xuan Yi.
Then what? Call you 500 silvers?
Xuan Yi clearly saw through Ye Yu’s doubt, but he had said that she didn’t need to call him “your majesty” without thinking it through first. Therefore, he didn’t have any ideas of what she should call him right now.
Following her gaze, an idea lit up in Xuan Yi’s heart and his gaze also flickered.
“Since we’re already married, why don’t you learn to call me “hubby” just like how ordinary couples would do so?”
Ye Yu’s expression stiffened and she was speechless.
The system said excitedly in her heart, “My host, this is according to the original storyline where Xuan Yi entices the princess to find Xuan Bin so that he could travel around. My host, quickly play along and you will definitely complete the mission!”
“…” Ye Yu had the system scram in her heart, but she maintained her polite smile on the surface. “Your majesty, ordinary couples normally don’t say “hubby.””
Xuan Yi was confused and he asked, “Then how do you want me to address you?”
Ye Yu maintained her slight smile and she gradually said, “Stupid old man.”
Xuann Yi was dumbstruck.
“They normally say that.” Ye Yu said truthfully.
Xuan Yi’s gaze flickered.
Moments later, he shifted his gaze and glanced out of the horse carriage.
He avoided Ye Yu’s gaze and his lips curled up.
“Then in the future…” Xuan Yi looked back and said, “Sister Ye Yu, call me that too.”
Half a moment later, it seemed like Xuan Yi was being serious and Ye Yu finally accepted her fate.
“Your majesty, I was joking.”
“Mhm, me too.”
Ye Yu was speechless.
After a while, the innocent 500 silvers became a scheming puppy with deep thoughts.
On their return trip, silence filled the horse carriage again.
Up until they entered the palace door, the system didn’t explain the original plotline in which she gets enticed by Xuan Yi.
Seeing that the palace was getting near, Ye Yu finally couldn’t hold it in anymore.
“Does your majesty only want to talk to me regarding the way I address you?”
“…There’s something else.”
Ye Yu sighed and smiled, saying, “Your majesty, please speak.”
Xuan Yi hesitated before saying, “I heard that Crown Prince Ye and you are not biological siblings…so it’s better to avoid one another.”
Ye Yu was speechless.
Seeing that Xuan Yi was about to end the conversation, Ye Yu struggled and refused, saying, “Your majesty, is there nothing else you want to say?”
Xuan Yi glanced at her and said, “Nothing else.”
“That shouldn’t be. Your majesty, please think some more?”
Xuan Yi became silent for a few seconds and asked, “What exactly do you want to hear me say?”
Ye Yu had a different idea and asked, “I heard that your majesty wants to leave the palace and take a tour?”
After saying this, the atmosphere in the horse carriage stiffened.
Xuan Yi glanced deeply at Ye Yu and asked, “How do you…”
“Mr. Liao said so.”
Ye Yu’s expression was sincere and she tossed the blame on someone else without hesitation.