Xiao Ting muttered dissatisfied, “Didn’t they say that you can’t show your ankles? Then why can they? Could it be that Jiu Wangye tricked me on purpose?”
“You all go up, and you have to wait on Young Master Li. Did you hear me?”
At this time, a graceful woman came over to talk. When passing by Xiao Ting, her brows frowned slightly.
Xiao Ting was speechless, where is she?
The sight on the second floor dumbfounded Xiao Ting.
Four or five women, dressed in light gauze, were playing with a young man. Next to them were four girls either playing the qin, playing chess, doing calligraphy, or painting. Everyone has a streamlined temperament, and there are many fresh-looking fruits on the table in the middle.
“Yo, what’s this? Don’t you know the rules of this lord? With your clothes so tight, how can we play?”
The man stopped and a beauty immediately laid flat on the ground obediently. The man fell back without looking, resting his head on the woman’s flat abdomen, and looked at Xiao Ting sideways.
There was a playful smile in his eyes.
Xiao Ting followed her reputation. She ogled the man with fair skin and a beautiful appearance. He had double eyelids and smiling triumphantly. Though he spoke bluntly, his eyes didn’t have the slightest displeasure, but rather with intentional banter.
It’s just that at this moment, she finally knew where she was.
Frick, shouldn’t this kind of flower boat only open at night? It’s broad daylight!
“Lord is asking you something, you know?”
Xiao Ting blinked and walked to him with excitement on her face, then sat down opposite him and said, “I got on your pirate ship by mistake. I’m different from them.”
“By the way, where is your ship going?”
Xiao Ting asked him indifferently, then picked up a fruit on the side table and stuffed it into her mouth. While eating, she said: “En, it’s delicious.”
He was taken aback for a moment before waving his hand to make the women retreat. For a time, only Xiao Ting and he were left on the second floor.
Xiao Ting ate happily and was about to see how the men here have fun when she suddenly realized that the girls were all gone.
So what can she see?
“What does Miss mean? You didn’t come up voluntarily?” The man got up, pulled off a thin robe from the screen next to him, and put it on his body casually without a belt. He sat on the soft cushion casually and leaned aside, revealing a large area of skin on his chest.
As soon as Xiao Ting looked up, she saw him sitting across from her, and immediately said: “This Miss saw that it looks fun and has never been on a ship here, so I came up to have a look.”
The man was speechless and thought: She shouldn’t be from the Imperial Capital, but she’s also not an ordinary woman.
She was far away so he hadn’t taken a closer look, but he could now see that though this girl’s dress looked plain, the fabric is not ordinary.
“Oh, I’ve been like that, too. I don’t know where this Miss lives, so I can send Miss back.”
Xiao Ting waved her hand and said, “Thank you for your kindness. I’ll go down later. By the way, you are so young yet you hired so many women to wait on you. You have to be careful not to damage your body.”
Since this young master is so kind, she should also remind him.
The man smiled slightly, “It’s okay, it’s just for show.”
Xiao Ting rolled her eyes at him, “Do you have anything delicious here?”
The man clapped his hands and ordered someone to go down.
Xiao Ting laid on the railing, squinting at the scenery.
A faint cool wind blew at her, lifting a wisp of light silk and blocking her eyes.
Xiao Ting blew up, trying to blow the strand of hair aside, but her breath was no match for the natural wind, and the naughty strands of hair still blocked her eyes.
But she sat in a very comfortable position and didn’t want to move.
So she just blew at it again and again. Not in the mood to watch the scenery anymore compared to her hair.
Suddenly, cool fingers slid across her forehead and cleared the obstruction. She tilted her head slightly, then saw the man sit next to her. His eyes were exquisite, like ice-cold water at the bottom of the lake, cool and comfortable with that bright smile.
“You look much better when you smile like this.”
Xiao Ting spoke and smiled sweetly. The smile on the man’s face went slightly stiff. Seeing that Xiao Ting had turned away, he let it go.
He also leaned on the railing like Xiao Ting. It’s just that while the woman’s gaze was on the scenery on both sides of the river, he was looking at the woman.
Those smiling eyes were comfortable, with different shades and changeable, but always harmless.
There was movement behind him, so the man turned around and saw that the table was already full of food. He returned to lying on his stomach and asked: “Eat now or look at the scenery first?”
Xiao Ting glanced back at the table full of delicious food, then looked at the scenery outside. She finally stayed where she was.
“What’s so beautiful here? The scenery in the south of the Yangtze River is the most beautiful.” The man whispered softly.
Xiao Ting: I don’t like to see the scenery. I’m just too lazy to move, okay?
Well, she was too lazy to explain.
“En.” She weakly replied.
She didn’t know how Jiu Wangye would help her investigate the case. How did the investigation go?
Is her Aunt okay?
Damn it, why not let her enter the Palace? Despicable, really despicable man!
“Be careful.” Suddenly, a strong wind hit, and Xiao Ting was pulled far away.
When she woke up from her daze and calmed down, she saw a man standing where she was just sitting.
The man wore a cyan robe with a golden belt around his waist, although not expensive, it’s also not ordinary.
The most important thing was that she had met this person in Treasure Hall. He had wanted to give her a folding fan. Later, he was described by the little cutie Chu Yun as “someone unaccountably solicitous that’s hiding evil intentions.”
“Why are you here?” Cheng YunYi was also surprised at seeing Xiao Ting.
His gaze swept back and forth between Xiao Ting and the man, then finally stared at the man and said: “Fifth Young Master, if you’ve had enough fun, please go back with this subordinate!”
The Fifth Young Master let go of Xiao Ting’s hand, stood in front of her, and asked proudly, “Do you know her?”
Xiao Ting was speechless. What does this have to do with her?
“We had a fated encounter. She’s this current dynasty’s Jiu Wangfei, the Sixth Miss from Imperial Uncle Xiao’s family.”
Xiao Ting curled her lips and nodded as if she knew him as well!
“Wangfei, wangfei...” A ship was approaching them quickly, shocking Xiao Ting. She hadn’t played enough yet and didn’t want to go back, “Let them drive faster. Don’t get caught up.”
The Fifth Young Master turned his head, looked at Xiao Ting with a complicated expression, then looked back at Cheng YunYi. He leaned over to Xiao Ting’s ear and asked: “Can you swim?”
Xiao Ting also understood the current situation. There were wolves in front and tigers behind. So, without a word, she pulled the Fifth Young Master and jumped down.
They disappeared within a few blinks.
Cheng YunYi’s face sank. However, looking at the ships from Jiu Wangfu that were getting closer, he had to tap his toe and return to his ship.
A group of people from Jiu Wangfu, headed by Housekeeper Mu, watched their wangfei jump into the river. At that moment, Housekeeper Mu ordered the people who could swim to go look for her.
Of course, they naturally couldn’t find her. There were many boats on the river and the water was muddy, so they couldn’t see anything. It wasn’t easy to find someone.
At this moment, Xiao Ting dragged the Fifth Young Master to a courtyard and settled down.
“Can you tell me before diving next time?” The Fifth Young Master was speechless. He was suddenly dragged into the river by Xiao Ting just now, and he almost suffocated from not getting enough air.
“Do you have a place to go?”
Xiao Ting ignored his unreasonable complaints. While shaking the water on her clothes, her face was full of disgust, and looked very annoyed.
The Fifth Young Master shook his head, “I’m not a local.”
The implication was that he had nowhere to go, so she had to take him in.
Xiao Ting snorted coldly, “Forget it, I shall repay you for just inviting me to eat.”
At the moment, she can’t return to Jiu Wangfu. Otherwise, once Jiu Wangye knew, she’d be peeled.
She pointed to the courtyard wall and said, “Can you go up?”
The Fifth Young Master nodded, then Xiao Ting stretched out her hand, “Take me in, there should be no one inside.”
The two climbed the wall. Xiao Ting led him to avoid everyone and then got into a house.
There were all kinds of clothes on the shelf. Xiao Ting took a set and threw it to the Fifth Young Master, saying: “Hurry up and change.”
She also found a set for herself and hid behind a shelf. After some rustling noises, Xiao Ting walked out. She then saw the Fifth Young Master looking at the shirt in his hand and, uh, in a daze.
“Dang it, why are you stunned? Put it on now!”
The Fifth Young Master frowned, “These clothes are too rough, how can I wear it!”
With a ‘tsk’, the Fifth Young Master threw the clothes on the ground with a look of disgust.
Xiao Ting stared then quickly and efficiently sorted the clothes, before going up to slap the man’s shoulder.
She had reached out before realizing that she couldn’t reach it.
She had no choice but to back away before she could hit his shoulder.
“Do you think this is your home? This dignified Jiu Wangfei will not be disgusted at how delicate you are. Just dress up quickly.”
After saying that, she picked up the clothes on the ground and stuffed it into the Fifth Young Master’s hands while threatening and viciously saying: “If you don’t wear them, don’t blame me for calling someone.”
The Fifth Young Master still had an expression of disgust, making Xiao Ting angry, “Do you know where this is?”
“The brothel. Do you know where the brothel is?” Xiao Ting looked at him with interest. “Looking at you like this, your status shouldn’t be low. If I tell people that you stole clothes from a brothel, hahaha…”
The Fifth Young Master compromised. As the son of the Jiangnan King, if he’s really shown to have stolen clothes from a brothel, it’d be really shameful and he’d be thrown out.
But the most important thing was that he’s very curious that Xiao Ting, as the Jiu Wangfei, wasn’t afraid that people would know that she’s here.
After a while, the Fifth Young Master also changed his clothes. This was a set of undergarments, a cyan coarse cloth shirt, which could be worn on him but wouldn’t make people feel humble at all. Compared with his usual clothes, it’s a bit more rustic.
Xiao Ting leaned against the wooden frame, looked him up and down, then said: “Not bad, not bad.”
The Fifth Young Master felt uncomfortable everywhere. He moved his shoulders and frowned slightly, “Can we go now?”
If it weren’t for the fact that all his money were on the boat and that he never brought valuables when he went out, and that his servants would help pay for it, how could he suffer like this?
Xiao Ting grinned and said, “There’s still this.”
Saying that, she buttoned an ugly coarse cloth hat on his head and said: “En, this is more like it.”
Saying so, she walked out. The Fifth Young Master thought that since this was a brothel, how could this Jiu Wangfei look like she’d arrived at her own backyard, even looking around with leisurely affection.
Looking at the clothes on her body, it’s obviously also a costume. The red top and green skirt are the most common, but it looked so lively and agile when worn on her.
It’s kind of like a pretty daughter from a humble family.