The seats of the Tradition Academy were located at a corner that no one cared about and was deserted just like the first night of the Ivy Festival. Chen Chang Sheng kept thinking about the proposal that will come from the Southern ambassadors. He didn’t care about the mood of the festival and Luo Luo wasn’t even concerned about these insignificant events. She was paying attention to Chen Chang Sheng’s feeling and was guessing about what he had in his mind. Occasionally, she would pick a fruit and feed him, but she would not give a glance to the tea on the desk. The tea from the royal palace was obviously elite in commoners’ eyes, but in her eyes it was extremely poor quality. How could she let her master drink it?
A mid aged court maid appeared behind the seats of the Tradition Academy. Her face was expressionless and extraordinarily cold and arrogant and she seemed to have the status of imperial concubine. But when she got close to Luo Luo, the coldness on the maid’s face entirely turned into respect and enthusiasm. Her voice was also well controlled such that only Luo Luo and Cheng Chang Sheng could hear it.
An invite from the Ping Huo Princess? Chen Chang Sheng felt a little surprised and gave a look to Luo Luo to ask her what’s happening.
Luo Luo looked deep into the palace and saw Official Jin and Official Li in the shadow. She roughly figured out what happened, felt a bit sorry, and spoke to Chen Chang Sheng. “Master, I haven’t visited the palace for a long time, maybe I have to go there for a while.”
Chen Chang Sheng already gradually got used to the surprise Luo Luo brought him. He even felt somewhat numb and said, “Since you know him, then you should go.”
Luo Luo looked at the people who frequently glanced at the seats of the Tradition Academy “Don’t worry master, I will come back soon.”
Chen Chang Sheng knew what she was worrying about but did not feel embarrassed and laughed “You must come back.”
After a while, another servant from the palace came, but this time Chen Chang Sheng himself was invited. He looked at the body that was as tall and big as mountain outside the side door of hall in the darkness and remained silent for a while. He made sure that people inside the hall did not notice him before he stood up and walked towards the man.
Even though the side door of the hall was slowly closed, the soft light of the Nightly Pearl still penetrated through the window falling on Xu Shi Ji’s body. It’s shape was sketched out more clearly. When Chen Chang Sheng saw his back, he felt a little heartquake but he didn’t have much of a reaction.
“You did not participate the second night of the Ivy Festival. I thought you wouldn’t show up tonight either.”
Xu Shi Ji turned around and looked at him coldly, “Why do you come?”
Chen Chang Sheng did not even understand himself. Why did he want to come to at the last night of the Ivy Festival? Later on when the Southern ambassadors representing Qiu Shan Jun officially propose to Xu You Rong, what should he do? He knew why Xu Shi Ji wanted to see him privately before the proposal outside the hall.
That reason made him a bit angry. He looked at Xu Shi Ji’s eyes and said “Uncle, I am a student of the Tradition Academy and I have the right to come to the Ivy Festival.”
This answer obviously couldn’t make Xu Shi Ji happy. What made him even more unhappy was, Chen Chang Sheng called him uncle. Such title was for treating a close elder, but it was obviously intentional. Within it hid a deeper meaning when the youngster said it.
He looked at Chen Chang Sheng and said, “It seems like you are not prepared to continue keeping your promise.”
Chen Chang Sheng replied, “I never expect everyone to keep his/her promise, but I will definitely keep it myself.”
Since he arrived at the capital, Dong Yu General’s mansion caused many troubles for him. They caused trouble for him until some high status people stood out and helped him, but for what reason they did it he did not know. They allowed him to study in the Tradition Academy in exchange for a type of promise, but he never promised them anything. (aka he understood what they wanted but he never promised them anything)
If they really have to talk about promise, then the engagement that was signed many years ago was the real promise.
Dong Yu General’s Mansion did not want to keep the promise, then how could they criticize him for not keeping their promise?
Xu Shi Ji looked at him calmly “What do you think you, a little kid, can change?”
Chen Chang Sheng did not reply, turned around, and prepared to walk back into the hall.
Xu Shi Ji laughed and said, “What an immature child.”
Chen Chang Sheng paused because he suddenly felt his body becoming somewhat rigid.
Just a simple sentence from Xu Shi Ji, made his heart suddenly tightened up. The speed his blood moved inside the vessels became extremely terrifying.
A violent but bloody qi controlled his body and heart.
Chen Chang Sheng’s face turned into a red unhealthy color and he felt very uneasy. Until now, he was certain that elites at Xu Shi Ji’s level could kill a commoner like him easily if they really wanted to.
He stood by the side door of the hall and looked at the light inside the hall.
Although night arrived, the hall inside was still as bright as daytime.
No one dared to kill people in front the public in the royal palace, especially at such an important night. Even Xu Shi Ji did not dared. But because tonight was too important, Xu Shi Ji definitely would not watch him sit in the hall. Chen Chang Sheng can stand up at any time and destroy the marriage that the entire human world was anticipating.
Xu Shi Ji could heavily wound him, or even make him faint. Although this would bring him many trouble, it would cleanse all the variables beforehand.
Chen Chang Sheng clearly understood what Xu Shi Ji’s plan. If he was Xu Shi Ji, he would probably choose to take the risk too, but he did not regret meeting Xu Shi Ji outside. Because just like in the Xu’s Mansion and outside the Priest’s Academy, he was not ashamed so he was not afraid.
His right hand held the button that Luo Luo sewed inside his sleeve.
Let all of this be reveal in the light brought by the Nightly Pearl.
At this moment, in the darkness of the palace a voice suddenly came up.
The voice was very soft, giving people a friendly and clean feeling.
Like a spring wind blowing into one’s face.
“General Xu, what are you doing here?”
A handsome young man walked out of the darkness, wearing yellow shirt, smiling kindly.
Anyone could see that there was conflict between Xu Shi Ji and Chen Chang Sheng, but this young man still asked calmly and asked in such a natural way as if he really just wanted to say hi to Xu Shi Ji and begin a friendly conversation.
A spring wind at night.
The bloody and violent qi suddenly disappeared.
Chen Chang Sheng escaped from the danger and his face gradually recovered.
Xu Shi Ji looked at the young man and saluted, “Good to see you, Prince Chen Liu. I am just chatting with an old friend.”
Chen Chang Sheng felt a little surprised, thinking that this was the legendary Prince Chen Liu.
Prince Chen Liu looked at him, appeared very shocked, and said, “So you are the one?”
Xu Shi Ji frowned “Does prince know him?”
Prince Chen Liu smiled “The first student of the Tradition Academy in the recent years. It’s hard for me to not know him.”
Since the Divine Queen came to power, the Chen’s royal family was forced out of the capital and moved to various distant cities. Only Prince Chen Liu was still in the capital and grew up in the palace.
Prince Chen Liu was the only bloodline of the old royal family in the capital. He represented many meanings.
In the few days ago, the Tradition Academy reappeared in people’s eyes, in many’s eyes, that also represented many meanings.
Coincidentally, the meanings that two represented were all the same.
Editor Binggo- I thought from the title that something love related happen from spring wind…. so much sadness that i was wrong..