Chapter 303 The Third Prince Ao Mingyu’s Care
“Oh, are you sure that Ao Mingyu did it? Will you take revenge on him?” Ao Chenyi came over, with a faint smile on his face. He sat down beside her bed, and suddenly reached out to hold her thin and weak shoulder.
“No, I’m telling you that Ao Mingyu is ambitious.” Ning Xueyan raised her head and looked steadily at the handsome and sly face in front of her.
“You’re honest. Aren’t you afraid that I’ll send you to him?” Ao Chenyi’s thin lips curved slightly, revealing a hint of sarcasm.
“Prince Yi, will you?” Ning Xueyan asked in reply. She stared at Ao Chenyi with her jet black eyes. Although she was nervous, she looked calm.
“Well, I like your honesty. Besides, how can my princess be bullied?” Ao Chenyi stretched out his hand to grab Ning Xueyan’s cold little hand and warmed it in his palm. Suddenly, he smiled meaningfully.
“Prince Yi, have you seen Xinmei and Qingyu?” Ning Xueyan lowered her eyes to hide the darkening of her eyes, and a trace of sadness appeared on her pale face.
Xinmei went out to find out more information, but she has not come back yet. Qingyu went to her rescue and tried to draw away the men in black. She did not know where they were, so how could she not be worried?
“These two girls are useless. Why don’t you abandon them?” Ao Chenyi’s voice suddenly became cold.
“No, don’t do anything to them. They are all good.” Hearing the killing intent in Ao Chenyi’s voice, Ning Xueyan became anxious. She held Ao Chenyi’s hand and said this urgently. Prince Yi was so moody that he intended to kill them all.
“Why are you so sure that they are in my hands?” Seeing that she took the initiative to hold his hand regardless of her fear, Ao Chenyi suddenly felt good. His sly gaze softened, as he played with her delicate hand, in his hand.,
Seeing his reaction, Ning Xueyan was relieved and burst into tears. How could she be sure that Qingyu and Xinmei were all right? It was just a beautiful hope. Looking at Ao Chenyi’s current situation, she was both sad and happy. “Thank you for saving our lives, Prince Yi.”
“What will you do to repay my kindness?” Ao Chenyi asked, a relaxed smile appearing on his handsome face. “Would you like to marry me?”
“Yes, I’m willing to marry you.” Although she blushed, Ning Xueyan did not hesitate. Her life, Qingyu’s life, and even Xinmei’s life had been saved by Ao Chenyi. Ning Xueyan knew how miserable her life would be if Ao Chenyi had not come to her in time. So at this moment, she was sincerely grateful to Ao Chenyi.
She agreed, not because she was scheming, but because she had no choice, no conditional exchange.
It must be due to gratitude, as she answered without any hesitation. It must be!
It seemed that Ning Xueyan’s words pleased Ao Chenyi. He glanced at her lazily, pushed her hands away, and stood up. “Your maids are all outside. I’m tired.”
Was he telling her that she could leave? Ning Xueyan understood.
She immediately endured the dizziness in her head, and stood up by the edge of the bed. She wore the same clothes as before, with the sleeves and many parts of the clothes torn. Fortunately, it was a cold day, and she had worn an additional layer of clothes inside, so the torn parts were not that visible at the moment.
She moved a few steps. Except for feeling a little dizzy, she was fine. She did not suffer any injuries and immediately walked to the door.
“In the future, stay away from Ao Mingyu. You are his sister-in-law. Don’t let him take advantage of you.” Ao Chenyi’s languid words came from behind, which almost made her lose her balance.
How could this moody and arrogant prince take this groundless thing so seriously?
Ignoring her weakness, she sped up and rushed out, with a red face.
Outside the door, Xinmei and Qingyu saw Ning Xueyan coming out. Both of them were excited. Knowing that it was not the time to talk, they helped Ning Xueyan to the back of the mountain. At this time, it was before dawn, and the surroundings were dark. Under the guidance of the guards, they hid in a prepared place.
All the people had been found, and this made Ao Mingyu heave a sigh of relief. Fortunately, nothing happened to the other four. The whole thing ended with several Buddhist halls getting burned down, three noble ladies dead, and dozens of maids who were killed. Although the other seven young ladies were fine, they were injured.
One of them fell off the mountain, and broke her legs. The other had hit her head, and had not woken up from her coma yet.
Generally speaking, it was fortunate that in this incident, most of their lives and wealth were preserved.
Because of the large number of injured people, Master Mingyue, as well as the imperial physician of Third Prince and Prince Yi, were asked to treat the wounded. After Ning Xueyan was found, she felt dizzy and uncomfortable when they helped her back to the guest room. Fortunately, Xinmei had prepared the pills given by Ao Chenyi. She soaked a pill in water and fed it to Ning Xueyan. After a short rest, she felt much better.
When she was drinking water with Xinmei’s help, Qingyu suddenly came in and reported that the Third Prince had come over to check on her.
Since such a big event had happened, Ao Mingyu must have come to visit her, because he had always been a gentle prince. Ning Xueyan thought for a while and nodded. At that time, she could not be affectedly unconventional. She asked Xinmei to put down the curtain of the inner room and invited Ao Mingyu to the outer room. Then, they talked through the curtain.
“Fifth Young Lady, are you all right?” Ao Mingyu’s gentle voice came from outside the curtain.
“Thank you for your concern, Third Prince. I’m fine now.” Ning Xueyan leaned against the edge of the bed and said softly. Her eyes fell on the tall figure behind the curtain. Ao Mingyu was not sitting, but standing in front of her curtain?
“Fifth Young Lady has always been in poor health, and now you’re so frightened. I have asked the imperial physician to come over and treat you.” Ao Mingyu’s voice became softer and softer.
“Thank you, Your Highness. but Prince Yi’s imperial physician came to see me already, and left some medicine for me. I’m fine now.” Ning Xueyan smiled faintly, and looked at the figure at the other side of the curtain, coldly. If she felt grateful to Ao Chenyi, she would certainly be deeply disgusted with Ao Mingyu.
She and her two maids had almost died, without even getting a decent burial.
Therefore, Ning Xueyan did not like Ao Mingyu, who pretended to care about her. He plotted everything secretly, and now he pretended to care about others. Ning Xueyan hated his acting, no matter what his purpose was.
Therefore, she was even more indifferent than before.
Ao Mingyu did not seem to notice Ning Xueyan’s attitude. He looked at the curtain in front of him with some worry, and said, “Is he my uncle’s imperial physician? He has excellent medical skills, but… you’d better let my imperial physician check over you again. Maybe he doesn’t have any suitable medicine.”
“Suitable medicine?” Ning Xueyan sneered. “Ao Mingyu even brought suitable medicine.” Ning Xueyan was a little uncertain, but now she was sure that it was Ao Mingyu.
“Your Highness, you’re too kind. Prince Yi’s medicine is not bad.” Ning Xueyan refused again.
Ao Mingyu did not seem to understand what she meant. He said again, “Fifth Young Lady, if you don’t want to see the imperial physician, I can ask my nanny from the palace to check your condition. If something is wrong, she can treat you in a timely manner.”
His tone sounded concerned. If she had not known that Ao Mingyu had been the evil backstage manipulator of the disaster, Ning Xueyan would have been confused by his gentle and graceful performance, and thank him for his quick rescue. But now, she only felt disdain.
“I don’t want to bother you, Your Highness. If it’s convenient for you, you can go and see my Third Sister. I heard that her face is swollen,” Ning Xueyan said softly.
Xinmei said that Ning Qingshan was fine, when she came in to serve her. However, Ning Qingshan had hit something, and her face was swollen.
Ning Xueyan did not believe that her face was swollen due to her hitting something. It seemed that she had been slapped more than once. The so-called ” hit by something” was to avoid attracting people’s attention.
Most of the noble ladies were injured because of the collision, the fall, or the hitting against hanging tree branches when they fled. However, Ning Qingshan was punched in the face by a man, which meant more than injury.
It meant that Ning Qingshan was caught by the man in black and fell into his hands. Was she only slapped a few times? Some matters could not be said aloud, and she did not want to think about it anymore.
Seeing that Ning Xueyan refused repeatedly, Ao Mingyu’s expression changed slightly, and his eyes darkened.
After searching the back of the mountain and finding all the missing people, he brought the imperial physician to Ning Xueyan’s place. He planned to force her to give him what he wanted, so he especially asked his servants to kill one or two maids to frighten Ning Qingshan.
Those young ladies would get a fright, but it would not be a big problem. Who knew that such a big mistake would lead to the death of three young ladies? Even the woman he liked almost got into trouble. He could not help being angry. However, it was useless to be angry, because all those young ladies were dead.
Thinking that Ning Xueyan had mentioned Ao Chenyi repeatedly, he felt angry that Ning Xueyan seemed to be a little grateful to, and had faith in Ao Chenyi. Did Ning Xueyan have a good impression of Ao Chenyi because the hero saved the beauty in time? Thinking of this, his eyes became darker.
But then, he smiled and softened his expression. He gently looked at Ning Xueyan at the other side of the curtain and said,
“Don’t worry. Your Third Sister’s injuries are external. Fifth Young Lady, you’re not in good health all the time. I’m afraid that something bad will happen to you, so I came to your place first. My uncle’s imperial physician is always arrogant. I’m afraid that you have not received good treatment.”
“Prince Yi’s imperial physician is very arrogant?” Ning Xueyan asked in surprise. Although she did not think it was possible, she still asked.