Chapter 335 Deal, Another Deal
Wen Xueran was also surprised to see Ning Xueyan here. He took two steps back and looked at the name of the compartment above. Ning Xueyan was also surprised. Then, he shook the folding fan in his hand and walked in with a calm look. He had an amorous look in his eyes.
Ning Xueyan was speechless at the look on his exceedingly beautiful face. She did not think that she and Wen Xueran were that familiar with each other.
But since he had come in and was an acquaintance, she could not ignore him.
Helplessly, she stood up and smiled at Wen Xueran, “Princely Heir, are you in the wrong compartment?”
“Yes, the character outside looks similar. I’m in the wrong place. But it’s also good, since I’m lucky to have met you, Fifth Young Lady.” Wen Xueran raised his face, which was as beautiful as a woman’s. He did not think that it was not suitable to stay alone in a compartment with Ning Xueyan, who was neither his relative nor friend.
“Princely Heir, you’ve come to the wrong place. Aren’t you afraid that someone will be waiting for you?” Ning Xueyan was stunned and asked.
“It doesn’t matter. Let her wait!” Wen Xueran said indifferently. He sat down in the chair opposite Ning Xueyan. Looking at the teacup in front of him, he had a faint smile on his face. “Fifth Young Lady, are you waiting for someone?”
Since he sat down without being invited, Ning Xueyan naturally could not be inhospitable. She sat down in the seat beside her chair. When he came in, the door of the compartment was open. They could not be said to have any underhanded dealings.
“I happened to meet my cousin and we had a little chat.” Ning Xueyan’s smile was natural and light.
“Ming Yuanhua?” It seemed that Wen Xueran could not remember who Ning Xueyan’s cousin, was all of a sudden. After thinking for a while, he asked with a hint of interest in his amorous eyes. As his red lips curved up, an enchanting smile appeared on his face, which was more beautiful than any good-looking girl’s.
“Yes.” Ning Xueyan nodded sincerely.
“Fifth Young Lady, is someone in the Lord Protector’s Manor giving you a hard time because of the Beauty Contest?” Wen Xueran shook the folding fan in his hand, and seemed oblivious to the fact he did not have the status to ask about this matter at all.
“Princely Heir, you think too much.” Ning Xueyan leaned back.
She did not know what Wen Xueran wanted to do, and she felt that she was not familiar with the Princely Heir. Why did he behave so rudely when he was here? He even deliberately leaned over and was so close that she could feel his warm breath, when he was speaking to her,
Sensing her resistance, Wen Xueran was not concerned and did not persist in his approach. He leaned back and looked idly at her slightly curved lips. There was a flash of light in his amorous eyes. He said playfully, “Fifth Young Lady, you’re right to find Ming Yuanhua. Back in the days, the Ming Manor had not only a high-ranking official in the imperial court, but also a military champion, who married a Commandery Princess. It was a wealthy and prestigious family.”
Ning Xueyan knew that her uncle was a Martial Arts Scholar, but it was the first time she heard that her aunt was the former Commandery Princess.
Ning Xueyan thought that it was not a big deal to marry a commandery princess based on the status of Ming’s Mansion at that time. It was no wonder that when she first saw her aunt, she found that although her clothes and accessories were not gorgeous, her temperament was excellent. At first glance, she knew that she came from a big dominant family. Such temperament could not be cultivated by a family like the Lord Protector’s Manor, which existed for only a dozen years.
“Unfortunately, the previous dynasty has passed. The former Number One Martial Scholar must be reluctant to be placed as a subordinate under the others. The commandery princess of that year faded away from the public. The overbearing and lively daughter of the wealthy and influential family lost the position of the main wife. Though she was beautiful, she was also very unlucky.” Wen Xueran said.
He spoke in a low voice as if he was whispering to his close lover. He wore a smile on his face without a trace of anger, which was an outsider’s attitude. His words made Ning Xueyan clench her fists tightly.
The so-called lively daughter of the rich and powerful family should be Madam Ming! She was the most talented girl in the world, so she developed such a character. But in her memory, Madam Ming had never smiled and there were faint traces of melancholia and deep creases between her eyebrows. Her anxiety was indeed poignant.
All of this was caused by Ning Zu’an and Madam Ling.
“Princely Heir, what do you mean?” Ning Xueyan took a deep breath and raised her head. The excitement in her eyes disappeared. Ning Xueyan’s eyes became calm again. She looked at Wen Xueran with her black jade-like eyes and said this coldly. She did not think that Wen Xueran, an elegant childe from an aristocratic family, should say such things to her, for no reason.
“Fifth Young Lady, I heard that you were eliminated and forced into a strait in the Lord Protector’s Manor. How about we make a deal?” Wen Xueran’s amorous eyes fell on Ning Xueyan, with a trace of brilliance.
Ning Xueyan frowned slightly. She did not feel that she had anything to do with this enchanting Princely Heir of Commandery Prince Min. Although they had met several times, they did not say much. Besides, she did not think that she had what Wen Xueran needed, so there could be no deal between them.
Although his amorous eyes seemed to be burning and passionate, Ning Xueyan saw a trace of aloofness in his eyes. Such a person could not have taken a fancy to her, so he said such words. His words needed to be considered carefully. What was he suspicious of?
“Princely Heir, I’ve been doing well in the Lord Protector’s Manor. I came here to ask about my uncle’s health. Why are you thinking so much? What a coincidence. I have something to do, so I have to go first.” Ning Xueyan looked at the handsome childe in front of her and smiled leisurely. Then, she stood up, bowed to him, and then turned to leave.
No matter what was in the Princely Heir of Commandery Prince Min’s mind, and no matter who he was doing this for, Ning Xueyan felt that it was better to stay away from him. She had a feeling that this seemingly innocent and dissolute Princely Heir of Commandery Prince Min was not as harmless as he looked.
He had appeared on the scene several times during the fight between Ao Mingyu and Ao Chenyi. Although he did not say much every time, it was enough to prove that he was essential to Ao Mingyu. However, he had a good relationship with Ao Mingwan. For a time, Ning Xueyan could not tell whom he was subject to.
Unlike Commandery Prince Li, Commandery Prince Min had real power. As the only son of Commandery Prince Min, Wen Xueran had both a startling appearance and extraordinary strength. He was different from the playboy Ao Xian. However, when he faced Ao Chenyi, even if he did not speak, there was no difference in his behavior.
Ning Xueyan even had a feeling that Wen Xueran must know something she did not.
“Fifth Young Lady, since you have something to do, let’s talk about it next time.” It seemed that Wen Xueran was not bothered about Ning Xueyan’s distant attitude. He leaned back on the chair and said goodbye to Ning Xueyan unconcernedly. He looked as if he could not be more familiar with Ning Xueyan, and even winked at her.
Ning Xueyan was speechless.
Looking at the slim girl’s back disappearing from his sight, Wen Xueran stood up. He closed the folding fan in his hand and folded the Beauty Painting, with an elegant smile on his face.
When he came out of the private room, he looked at the number on it, turned, and walked in the other direction. When he walked to the door of another compartment, he opened the door.
The girl, who was drinking tea inside, turned around. She was about fifteen or sixteen years old. She had a timid look on her pretty face, and the handkerchief in her hand had almost been crumpled into a ball. When she saw Wen Xueran enter the door, the tension on her face disappeared. She breathed a sigh of relief and looked up at Wen Xueran.
Such an exceedingly beautiful man could not be matched even by a woman. His enchanting, amorous eyes seemed to be full of tenderness, which made one’s hearts tremble. The woman’s face immediately turned red. She stared at Wen Xueran’s face with blazing eyes, and seemed reluctant to turn away. Was this the handsome childe?
If Ning Xueyan were here, she would be surprised. She would be familiar with the face of the woman in front of her.
“Young lady, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I had something to do, so I came a little late. I’m sorry.” Seeing the woman inside, Wen Xueran smiled with satisfaction. He turned over the folding fan in the air with a flirtatious look, and then it landed in his hand.
“No… it doesn’t matter. It was not that long.” The woman felt hot with shame. She could not help lowering her head and playing with the edge of her skirt. She blushed like a rose. She did not expect that such a handsome childe wanted to see her. Was it because he took a fancy to her?
For a moment, many thoughts flashed through her mind. Her face turned redder and redder.
She had been here for a long time. When the tall and handsome guard said that his Young Master had invited her over, she had been anxious. She did not know if she had provoked those rich playboys who acted tyrannically. Now, at first sight, she immediately felt that she was wrong.
He was such a perfect person, so he might not be that kind of person!
“Young lady, I wanted to ask if you are from the region south of the Yangtze River.” Wen Xueran said with a smile. It seemed that he was not aware that the young lady was blushing, because of his incandescent eyes.
“Yes, I am.” The woman said in an affectedly sweet voice.
“Do you know the Young Lady of the Ning’s Mansion, Ning Ziying?” Wen Xueran’s smile became gentler and gentler. There was a touch of enchanting charm in his passionate eyes. He looked incredibly handsome.
He was so handsome and sentimental. Thus, no woman could escape from his trap. The woman nodded vigorously. She was afraid that he would not believe her, so she deliberately said, “Her family lives next door to ours. Young Lady Ziying does not go out normally, but I have seen her many times and became friends with her because the walls of our two mansions are next to each other.”
Ning Ziying did not go out much, but the walls between the two mansions were not high. She had seen the beautiful girl several times from her own floor. They were about the same age and lived close to each other, so she was naturally interested in making friends with her. Against the wall, there was a high building on each side. The buildings were not far away from each other. After getting familiar with each other, they often went upstairs, chatting and talking across the window sill.
“Can you do me a favor?” Wen Xueran smiled gracefully.
“Say it.” The woman’s eyes fell on his handsome face, and she was already infatuated with him. She felt that the young master in front of her was excellent in every aspect. She was willing to do anything that he asked of her.
“Can you help me identify if she is Young Lady Ning Ziying?” Wen Xueran took out a painting from his arms with a smile and handed it to the woman. The corners of his mouth curved slightly, and his eyes sparkled. The woman was fascinated again and subconsciously took it.