“Okay, my little ancestor, Madam will let the kitchen cook it now,” Madam Zhang compromised. She was her cash cow right now, what the little ancestor said would be done right away.
When she first knew that Nan Xun was a rice bucket, Madam Zhang was also a little shocked. How could that little belly contain so much food? But Madam Zhang became numb later on; she turned a blind eye to Nan Xun’s huge appetite. As long as she could help her earn money, then she could still afford that little bit of food.
After finishing a big, fat chicken braised in soy sauce, Nan Xun went to the private room to meet that Young Master Qi.
The man in the private room was tall, handsome, talented, and generous; the full package for male protagonists.
If Little Eight hadn’t told Nan Xun about the identity of this person, Nan Xun might still be polite with him, but now that she knew, she really didn’t want to deal with this Seventh Prince of Donglin Kingdom.
Li Yunduo in the original world fell for this Prince Qi Hengqing. For him, she would never balk at going through fire and water, until her last moments when she ended up in such a miserable state.
However, this Seventh Prince clearly knew Li Yunduo’s heart, yet he still let her stab herself for him. Even as the beauty passed away, he only sighed once in regret.
From Li Yunduo’s point of view, this time’s Fated Child was a proper scum man.
Nan Xun swept a glance at the man. She took a seat by herself before he could even open his mouth, picked up a teacup, and started drinking.
Qi Hengqing was startled at first, then he laughed and said, “Lady Qiangwei is really extraordinary.”
Nan Xun slammed her cup on the table and looked at the man opposite her with a smile. “Young Master Qi, what do you want to talk about today? We talked about qin and chess two months ago, and painting and calligraphy last month. What does Young Master want to talk about with me this time?”
Qi Hengqing looked at her as if deliberating about something. After quite a long time passed, he said, “Is it okay to talk about the important things in this Kingdom?”
Knowing his purpose, Nan Xun immediately shook her head and said, “I’m sorry ah, Young Master, Qiangwei is a woman. I’m not interested in any major events happening in these Kingdoms.”
Qi Hengqing’s gaze changed, and he said in a low voice, “Qiangwei is smart. You’re not uninterested in these things, you’ve guessed my intentions early on.”
Nan Xun was too lazy to pretend in front of him, so she just said straightforwardly, “Young Master Qi, you don’t look like a person from Nanyun Kingdom. Madam Zhang always urges me uncharacteristically every time I see you. The owner of this Drunken Moon… isn’t it you?”
Qi Hengqing’s eyes flashed, and he was silent for a long time before he confessed, “Sure enough, nothing can be hidden from Lady’s discerning eyes. This Drunken Moon was indeed built by me four years ago to collect information from this kingdom. Actually, I——”
“Shhh~” Nan Xun made a silencing gesture at him. “Young Master Qi, don’t tell me who you are, I’m not interested. Moreover, I’m going to leave Drunken Moon really soon.”
Qi Hengqing’s expression changed slightly. “Lady, why are you leaving in such a hurry? Are there any difficulties that Lady is reluctant to discuss?”
In a bored manner, she played with the wine cup in her hand, and said indifferently, “Young Master Qi thought too much. I entered Drunken Moon because I didn’t have any money, so I had no other way but to choose this road. Anyway, I signed a contract with Madam to make it easier for me to leave.”
Qi Hengqing’s lips moved as if he wanted to say something, but he swallowed it back.
He drank his wine alone while Nan Xun poured wine for him in silence.
After Qi Hengqing had drank until his cheeks were flushed, he suddenly grasped Nan Xun’s hand. “Lady Qiangwei, in fact, I——”
Nan Xun smacked his face with a fist.
Qi Hengqing was hit until he fainted on the table, motionless. Two lines of blood flowed from his nose.
Nan Xun poked his head a few times. Seeing that he didn’t respond, she patted her butt and left.
Little Eight was stunned. “F*ck, why did you knock him out ah?”
Nan Xun, “He was insulting me by grabbing my little hand and he still wanted to say that he likes me? Hmph, do you think I really knocked him out? I gave him a way out to extricate himself from an awkward position. He understood what I meant and pretended to faint. Otherwise, it is him who would be embarrassed.”
Sure enough, as soon as Nan Xun left, Qi Hengqing, who had fainted just now slowly opened his eyes. Looking in the direction that Nan Xun had gone, he reached out and wiped the two lines of blood that had flowed to his mouth, and a complicated look flickered in his eyes.
He wasn’t wrong, this woman was really worthy to undertake big responsibilities, such a pity that her loyalty wasn’t towards him. Moreover, now that she knew that Drunken Moon was created by him, he was unsure if it would affect him later on.
Qi Hengqing pinched his forehead for a moment.
He could leave this anomaly for the time being, who knows if she could be useful in the future.
After Nan Xun sent Qi Hengqing away, she went back to her nest in boredom.
“Little Eight ah, it’s not far from when Moran Hall recruits gu people, shouldn’t we pack up and leave?”
Little Eight was a little surprised. “You have been so dedicated lately ah. According to your previous escapades, wouldn’t you rather choose another comfortable day if you can do so?”
Nan Xun said without changing her expression, “Don’t you understand the market? How many people are rushing to Moran Hall to court death? If I don’t pay attention, what should I do if the gu people’s quota is full? It won’t be easy to enter Moran Hall if I miss this opportunity ah.”
After Little Eight heard this, he was deeply impressed.
Nan Xun started packing things on the second day, planning to leave this gold and silver cave where she had lived for three years.
“Ahh~, even after three years I’m still a pauper oh,” Nan Xun sighed.
Little Eight went hehe and said, “Who’s to blame ah? For the sake of setting a noble character and sterling integrity, you insisted on not receiving any silver rewards from those guests in the past. You, this rice bucket, have to drink the northwest wind once again.” [T/N: live on air, nothing to eat]
Nan Xun: …
One person and one beast were arguing when someone outside suddenly banged on her door. “Sister Qiangwei! Sister Qiangwei! Come outside ah, the state teacher is parading today!”
When Nan Xun heard this, she opened the door and flew outside. “Mudan, is the state teacher really parading over here?”
The charming-looking woman at the door giggled. “Really ah, I know that sister has always admired the state teacher for a long time, so I immediately informed sister once I got the news.”
Nan Xun had been ceaselessly inquiring about the state teacher for the past three years; anyone using their head could tell that she admired the state teacher very much, so Nan Xun didn’t put any thought into it.
Mudan took Nan Xun directly to a private room on the second floor with the best viewing angle. Nan Xun poked her head out of the window and saw the street was crowded with people on both sides.
The familiar huge parade walked over by her place, and Nan Xun saw the same pretentious eight-bearer white palanquin that she had seen three years ago. Her eyes fell straight through to the figure inside the white gauze curtain.
There were people on both sides of the street, she didn’t believe that the state teacher could still detect that she was looking at him this time.
Oohh, is it finally time for her to meet big boss? ୧☉□☉୨