Chapter 44 – Laughing Point (4)
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“Come join us, aunt.”
Su Xin and Shu Juan also saluted in chorus.
Su Xin watched the movements of Qu Xingchen became limited and stiff.
The child was so sensitive to Qu Feiqing’s presence.
“Chen-er, it’s getting late, you should return to your quarters at once.”
Clearly, it was still early, the sun was still shining so brightly giving a warm, tawny glow to the sky. If Su Xin was to give her opinion and intervene, she would say that children of his age should enjoy weather such as this.
The boy didn’t think twice in leaving the game. He looked straight and hurried out right away, not a single turn of the head to glance at Su Xin’s way.
“He seems very afraid of you, Your Highness.”
“Indeed.” Qu Feiqing answered while looking at the retreating boy who followed all her commands by heart.
She was probably the shade in her nephew’s heart, a very terrible existence. Well, she couldn’t blame the poor child, his father was rotting in prison all because of her doing.
She waved back her hand for the servants to depart the courtyard so that she and Su Xin could talk in private.
“Are you already well?”
“I’m nearly healed, thank you for your concern.”
“Of course I am concerned. After all, you are sick and this emperor is responsible.”
It felt like it just happened yesterday. It all happened like a dream to Qu Feiqing—she had been half-dead and half-awake, unable to control her strength. The alcohol raced through her body, lulling her into a dazed stupor.
Though she was half-conscious of her actions, she was unable to forget the details of that night.
The moon was bright. Su Xin’s long, silky black hair under the moonlight. Her enticing, half-opened eyes in pleasure. Her crimson cheeks.
This ethereal appearance of Su Xin was an unforgettable sight for Qu Feiqing.
She was pulled out of her trance by Su Xin’s voice.
“Then.. do you think I’m beautiful?”
Although Su Xin must have already been labelled as a narcissist in Qu Feiqing’s mind, it was still necessary for her to ask repeatedly until her task was done.
If Qu Feiqing finally admits she was beautiful, then her ass could finally walk away.
Qu Feiqing only smiled at the eager appearance of Su Xin. She couldn’t fathom why she was so persistent on gaining her appreciation for her beauty.
She truly was beautiful, but Qu Feiqing felt like teasing such a hopeful Su Xin. Thus, like every time, she pursed her lips and refused to talk, acting like a living block of wood.
Master Fourteen she’s playing with me! How devious!
Su Xin felt that Qu Feiqing was truly callous. When they were rolling in the ground at midnight, Qu Feiqing never even bothered to say anything sweet to her, even under the pleasure. And now this.
[Host, let me remind you that you made the first move and then did the deed with her. While you were tossing all night with each other, you too forgot the task.]
I can’t believe you’re defending her! You don’t love me anymore!
[Love, what? Host, why are you so dramatic.. All right, I won’t do it again.]
The system was at loss. Su Xin was a person who had a cold personality, who often liked to swear at him, had zero EQ and was sometimes dumb, but she acted like an adult despite all these.
Yet in front of him, she always seemed to regress back into a spoiled, pampered child. Her moods would fluctuate every now and then, that he couldn’t closely follow any pattern to her behavior at all.
He really didn’t know what to say but to agree to her desires, just to stop her from nagging.
With Qu Feiqing always snobbing Su Xin and nothing to do inside the imperial palace, the next few days passed in mundane fashion.
Su Xin could only stay in this palace since there are no other places to wander around. She watched as the hours agonizingly slipped from her fingers without any developments in her mission.
Guess the only shot she had was the infrequent leak of information the system provided.