737 Intending to Have a Showdown
Indeed, Zuqing Yuanyuan could not be too happy. His sister was right. When people were too happy, it was easy for them to be careless.
Along the way, Zuqing Yuanyuan was dazzled by everything.
The royal palace was brilliant, but the sunlight was a little too bright.
After some time, the sunlight was no longer as blinding. Zuqing Yuanyuan stared at the huge palace and the huge words on it, and her eyes lit up.
She had finally arrived at the royal palace.
Suddenly, she wanted to complain.
Cultivators and swordsmen had the tendency to hate such huge buildings. However, she has not seen any of them here. Maybe that was why such a huge palace could be built.
As she complained, she entered the royal kitchen of the palace. The clean and simple design was unobstructed. Zuqing Yuanyuan admired it.
There was an open space in front of her. Zuqing Yuanyuan was curious and wanted to go there. Suddenly, a hand appeared in front of her, and a friendly voice said, “Madam, are you looking for the second prince?”
Zuqing Yuanyuan subconsciously looked at the source of the voice. A girl was dressed in clean clothes with her hair tied up. She looked like a pretty girl from a humble family.
There was a polite smile on her face.
Zuqing Yuanyuan did not have a good impression of her, and her face darkened.
Madam? She was a young woman! How could that girl address her in that manner?
“Who taught you to say that? We look the same age! Why would you call me that? Where are your manners?”
Zuqing Yuanyuan frowned, and her words became louder and louder until she was so angry that she could not speak.
The maid was stunned, but she still smiled faintly. “May I ask what you’re talking about? I don’t quite understand what you’re saying.”
She wanted to roll her eyes.
Zuqing Yuanyuan really thought highly of herself. She was not that important! She was just the prince’s sister-in-law!
How dare Zuqing Yuanyuan make her seem stupid! Was she doing this on purpose? Didn’t she know that she had been trained for this position since she was a child?
Hearing the words of the woman in front of her, Zuqing Yuanyuan became even angrier. Just as she was about to speak, another person stopped her.
A familiar voice sounded in her ear. A bad feeling rose in her heart. She turned to look at the source of the voice.
As expected, it was Qiqihar Huan!
Prince Qiqihar Huan was shocked, and he frowned. “Why are you here?”
His father had just said that he would not be attending court, so he went to the kitchen to take a look. When he turned around, he saw Zuqing Yuanyuan.
Usually, she would not come to the palace. Was something going on?
Zuqing Yuanyuan was stumped.
Indeed, it was rather strange for her to come to the palace now. She had basically never been to the palace before, so her arrival was very sudden.
Zuqing Yuanyuan’s eyes darted around, and she coughed. “I saw that you’d come back. You’re married to my sister, and we are family now. Is it strange for me to visit? What’s there to ask?”
Hearing Zuqing Yuanyuan’s words, Prince Qiqihar Huan smiled. For some reason, he felt that she was very funny.
“Hey, Huan, why are you with my sister?”
Zuqing Yiyi came to the kitchen to find something to eat when she saw Qiqihar Huan and Zuqing Yuanyuan.
“What do you mean?”
As he spoke, Prince Qiqihar Huan put his hand on Zuqing Yiyi’s shoulder and observed her reaction.
Usually, he would not act like this. He did not know why, but he did this for no reason. He wanted to see her reaction to his actions.
The intimate physical contact made Zuqing Yiyi subconsciously shrink back, but Prince Qiqihar Huan still clung to her.
The image of Prince Qiqihar Huan kissing her appeared in her mind. Zuqing Yiyi blushed and shook her head. She leaned close to his ear.
Her warm breath tickled his ear. His eyes darkened.
“Listen to me. Someone wants to hurt you. They will send someone to deal with you later. Keep me by your side, and I can help you take care of it.”
After saying that, Zuqing Yiyi pulled away from Prince Qiqihar Huan. He was reluctant to part with her.
Prince Qiqihar Huan recalled their kiss and could not help but feel unsatisfied. He looked at Zuqing Yiyi’s soft lips, and his eyes darkened again.
Zuqing Yiyi did not notice his dazed expression and just waited for his answer.
After waiting for a while, she saw that Prince Qiqihar Huan had not replied. She thought that he would not agree, so she wanted to explain again.
Prince Qiqihar Huan suddenly said, “Okay, stay by my side.”
It was time for him to bring Zuqing Yiyi to his father.
As he spoke, he turned around and his slender figure disappeared upstairs. Zuqing Yiyi hurriedly followed him.
“Hey, hey, hey! You guys forgot about me!”
Zuqing Yuanyuan felt helpless and gave up.
Whatever! She would just have a nice meal here!
The maids in the royal kitchen rolled their eyes. This kind of person was not worthy of being connected to the royal family!
When they arrived at the royal garden, some concubines were admiring the flowers. They were originally at loggerheads with each other, but when Zuqing Yiyi appeared, everyone looked at her with disdain.
Sensing their gazes, Zuqing Yiyi was stunned. Their words entered her ears.
“Why is Zuqing Yiyi here? How does she have the guts to come here? Every single day, she destroys Prince Qiqihar Huan’s reputation and disgraces her family. I feel ashamed just looking at her.”
“That’s right. I heard that this woman strings along many men. She quarrels with the second prince every day for no reason.”
“The second prince is capable and good-looking. He’s definitely a treasure. Many women want to get close to him. The second prince is so good to her. She’s really not worth it!”
Zuqing Yiyi felt awkward and did not know what to say.
Prince Qiqihar Huan helped Zuqing Yiyi out. “You concubines should shut up and admire the flowers. Why can’t you keep your mouths shut for even five minutes?”
Hearing this, the concubines were instantly furious, but there was nothing they could do. They all shut their mouths.
Zuqing Yiyi looked at Prince Qiqihar Huan gratefully. She suddenly remembered her sister and smacked her head. “Oh no! I forgot about Zuqing Yuanyuan!”
“It’s alright. She’s in the royal kitchen. Nothing will happen to her.” Prince Qiqihar Huan urged Zuqing Yiyi to hurry up. “Zuqing Yiyi, let’s go.”
Zuqing Yiyi nodded and followed Prince Qiqihar Huan toward the palace.
At this time, Jiang Ming, Zhu Asi, and Zhu An’an had returned to the Qiqihar Kingdom. They planned to lay their cards on the table with the king of the Qiqihar Kingdom and leave the place.
Based on the current situation, they might as well go to a new country. They wondered how Princess Qingmiao and the others were doing in the Liang Kingdom.
Jiang Ming was a little worried.