Chapter 194: Deceiving Uncle Sheng (93)
“The princess was a wild child. She dared to go hunting on the mountain when she was little. Isn’t she fierce?” Xuan Jiu said between bites of steamed stuffed buns.
Ningcheng Yuan recalled that when they’d all gone to the hunting grounds in the countryside, Shu Nuan had shown remarkable archery skills. But this made him curious.
“Who taught her all of this?”
Xuan Jiu swallowed another mouthful of the bun, looked at him, and said, “Ah’che.”
Ningcheng was stunned.
“From what you’re saying, they should be childhood friends.”
Xuan Jiu sneered and said, “The relationship between the princess and Ah’che isn’t ordinary.”
“You sure know how to talk! Is being childhood friends great? Brother Sheng and Xili were childhood sweethearts, but didn’t that spark die too? What does that mean? It means Shu Nuan will be staying with Brother Sheng!”
Xuan Jiu found that he couldn’t be bothered to . After eating the steamed stuffed bun, he was about to pour water. But Ningcheng had already filled out a cup that he passed to him. Xuan Jiu gave him a look before grabbing the cup and taking a few sips of water.
“When will you take me to see the princess?”
Ningcheng gave an awkward chuckle and said, “This is not in a hurry…”
Xuan Jiu put down the cup, raised his head, and said, “Get out.”
After staying at the Ning Manor for several days, he had stopped regarding himself as a prisoner. He didn’t care about Ningcheng’s dignity, trying to chase him out of the room.
Ningcheng frowned and said, “How many more days?”
Xuan Jiu picked up the cup to drink again.
“How much time will it have been in two days?”
Ning Cheng Yuan gritted his teeth and said, “Five days.”
Xuan Jiu raised his eyes to look at him.
“… All right.”
Ji Xili had learned something from Su Huang’s mouth. In order to keep Shu Nuan safe in Shenghe Manor, Qianmo had made the excuse of wanting to investigate the matter. He had pledged this to the emperor as the commander of his Sheng armies. If Shu Nuan was really a traitor, he would be dismissed because of this act.
“Is he crazy…” Ji Xili muttered, too shocked to even get angry.
She had thought that after Qianmo had seen Shu Nuan’s real face, he would not act soft. However, since returning to the capital, all kinds of things had proved something that was she unwilling to admit.
At that time, all the soldiers were anxious to get rid of Shu Nuan, and it was important to quell the soldier’s emotions. But after the event, Qianmo had brought her back to his manor. He hadn’t even allowed the dowager to come and take her away. Now, he had made a promise to the emperor with his own position as commander at line. His plans were clear to everyone.
“He had been thinking of protecting her from the beginning.”
At this moment, Ji Xili was in Su Manor, drinking with Su Huang. After downing a few cups of wine, she got up and left.
Su Huang did not stand up. He took a sip of wine and slowly said, “You already knew you weren’t who he wanted before you left. But now he has worries in his heart, and he needs a friend.”
Su Huang had to admit that he was biased against Shu Nun.
From the beginning, he had thought that the little girl was unusual.
Although she looked like an ordinary girl, Qianmo had gone crazy trying to protect her.