Su Xi-er was shell-shocked. Did I really say that? I called him a little bitch? I don’t need him to tell me what he felt at that moment. I can imagine his eyes shooting frosty glares and his face completely darkened. He must have been furious, wanting to strangle me to death.
But did I really say that? He’s not playing with me?
If Pei Qianhao had known what she was thinking, he would probably have wanted to strangle her even more. He would have thought ‘Is this Prince someone who would randomly make something up about myself?’
“Prince Hao, you are mistaken.”
Pei Qianhao chuckled and walked closer to her. “It wasn’t this Prince that got drunk last night. How could I be mistaken?”
Su Xi-er stepped back a few steps and replied politely, “This servant was drunk. How can Prince Hao take my words seriously?”
“Did you forget the saying, ‘in wine there is truth’?” Pei Qianhao raised a hand, about to hold her back from escaping.
However, Su Xi-er’s words made him pause, the awkward atmosphere almost congealing around them.
“In wine there is truth? This servant does recall that I called you mum last night, perhaps before calling you ‘little bitch.’ Is Prince Hao saying that you are this servant’s mother? That you are a little bitch as well? ”
Pei Qianhao looked at her unblinking eyes and put down his raised hand. Again, she had cleverly set a trap and waited for him to jump in. Falling into such wordplay again, he felt very unhappy.
“Su Xi-er, your mouth is getting smarter and smarter, giving no concern to the propriety of your words. If you continue to do so, don’t you need to be taught a lesson?” Pei Qianhao picked up the teacup with both hands and had another sip.
“This servant didn’t do anything wrong. This servant was just following instructions to drink last night; it wasn’t my fault that I was not able to tolerate the wine. Although there were some inappropriate words said while this servant was drunk, I definitely did not mean any of them since I wasn’t sober. So please, do not take offence, Prince Hao. You are definitely not a little bitch in this servant’s heart.”
Pei Qianhao thought that he was already being tolerant for not breaking the teacup over her head.
“Was the wine from the Prince Yun Residence good? If you like it, we will take some back when we return to Beimin.” Pei Qianhao put the teacup down on the table and spoke slowly.
Since he took the initiative to change the topic, it implied that he no longer planned to fuss over what happened last night.
Su Xi-er shook her head. “After this experience, this servant will not drink anymore.” Although Nanzhao was a nation famed for its wine, Su Xi-er’s favourite drink was tea.
Wine can be sipped slowly, but the joy is lost if I drink a lot of it every time. However, tea is different. The aftertaste of tea can be enjoyed for a long time. Even its aroma will slowly emanate and warm someone from the inside.
However, Nanzhao is not a nation well-known for its tea.
“This Prince thinks that Nanzhao’s wine is great. It can be enjoyed by men and women, and there are many special wines here. There are some things that Beimin needs to learn from Nanzhao.” Pei Qianhao spoke in a straightforward manner as his gaze landed on the courtyard outside.
There are many ministers in Nanzhao who refuse to learn from other nations, thinking that Nanzhao is already perfect as it is. Su Xi-er was impressed that despite being the most powerful man of Beimin, he was so open-minded.
“Su Xi-er, is there anywhere you want to go for fun?” Pei Qianhao’s gaze turned and landed on Su Xi-er again.
Why is he asking me this question? Does he want to go out for fun?
Seeing that Su Xi-er remained silent, he continued, “There are many places in Nanzhao that are unique. For example, the Lotus Flower County that we passed on the way here is famed for its Lotus Flowers. There are other counties with unique sceneries too.” Pei Qianhao’s detailed analysis greatly surprised Su Xi-er.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
Rakumon: Of course Prince Hao isn't a simple character. There's a reason why he's Prince Regent haha