Chapter 92: To Win A Beauty Is Difficult (1)
“I knew it, we shouldn’t have brought the princess along with us; if she wasn’t here, I would be considered the youngest!”
Shen Shi Ye knocked Qin Qing’s head, causing the boy to feel momentarily breathless.
“So what if she’s the most beautiful woman in the world? They’re obviously directing their schemes towards Gong Yi Mo. As long as the Chaoyang Princess is here, that despicable Jing Yun will try to come up with all kinds of excuses to pull her onto the stage. Don’t be fooled!”
Shen Shi Ye’s icy words greatly extinguished his companions’ enthusiasm.
Li Ke said with a calm face, “Look closely at her first. This woman doesn’t appear to hold any malice.”
Shen Shi Ye shook his head; his bright eyes turned to look at the platform below. The more he scrutinized, the less convinced he felt within!
What was the identity of the most beautiful woman in the kingdom? To put it bluntly, she was just a prostitute. Besides, why would Gong Yi Mo be drawn to a woman like Jing Yun? What was so attractive about that woman?
The prince couldn’t help but touch his face. From his infancy to the present time, everyone who had seen him said he was very handsome; they could praise him as long as they didn’t toss money his direction**. But even so, why did that stinky little girl never look at his appearance the same way?
(T/N: culture of tossing money/fruits towards the direction of good looking people as a compliment to their looks…i.e. The handsome Pan An from Jin Dynasty was tossed fruits).
Gong Yi Mo was in a state of awe, as if she had just seen a goddess. Upon hearing the woman speak to her, Gong Yi Mo snapped out of her stupor and replied with an innocent voice, “But this Master doesn’t know how to, ah!”
Jing Yun seemed to be surprised and said with a laugh, “Regardless of instrument or type of music, this woman can find a matching tune to the young master’s dance on stage. Young Master, you don’t have to be modest; who isn’t aware that those from the capital are rich in talent?”
Gong Yi Mo appeared to be thinking deeply before she finally said with a defeated voice, “There’s really nothing else I can do. Instead, why don’t you do me a favor and have a musician play a tune for you to dance to?”
The young ‘boy’ was so arrogant and bossy; ‘he’ lacked any pity for the beauty. This caused the crowd to beat their chests in frustration! If they were the ones to go on stage, wouldn’t it be such a privilege to dance to a tune played by an unrivaled beauty? That would be the perfect romantic story!
After hearing Gong Yi Mo’s unkind ‘favor’ those in the audience began to exclaim for a change of volunteers on stage. Jing Yun bit her lip and her eyes showed a trace of hurt.
“Even so, this young maiden will be obedient to your wishes…”
After speaking, she gave Gong Yi Mo a flirtatious look and winked at her. Once the guzheng strings trembled, Jing Yun’s posture and entire temperament changed completely, and she jumped to perform the most popular Jingcheng dance of the capital!
As she tread forward to perform her first dance, eight beautiful ladies dressed in purple and yellow silk, joined her the platform; soon enough, the entire stage had become dazzling.
Under the gaze of jealous onlookers, Gong Yi Mo was surrounded by all of these beauties …Gong Yi Mo felt dizzied watching them as they tried to kick her, pull her shoulders, or shake her.
As she stood in the midst of these alluring women, she could hear the gossip of others, saying how mesmerizing Jing Yun’s voice was and how enchanting her beauty is. If it was an ordinary man standing in Gong Yi Mo’s place, that man would surely forget what the current year was. Unfortunately, Gong Yi Mo was a fake ‘man’ so these women’s flirtations were all being cast to the blind.
At this time, Jing Yun smiled as she gazed upon the rioting crowd beneath the stage. Eight maidens slowly removed her outermost veil, revealing a short tube top covering her chest, along with a pair of silk trousers–a revealing style that was not considered immodest in the modern era. However in ancient times, such an exposure was rarely seen!
Gong Yi Mo blew a whistle as she looked up and down with appreciation; the beauty was blessed with such a small waist! This girl also had an attractive pair of legs…
As Gong Yi Mo continued to stare at her intently, Jing Yun twirled around, causing her fine, white gauze to flutter around her contours. Her onlookers were desperate to see what was underneath her veil!
“Take it off! Take it off!”
This was the eager request of her audience.