Just a moment ago, Pei Qianhao was elated that the woman before him had initiated a kiss.


But now, after understanding her purpose, his face darkened. She only kissed me because she has a request.


Su Xi-er watched his face darken. Huh? He’s unhappy that I kissed him? "Prince Hao, Prince Yun probably won’t let Grand Tutor Liu off today after openly defying him with the drawing of Ning Rulan. It would be a pity if a leading authority in the literary world like Grand Tutor Liu died."


"This has nothing to do with you. If Grand Tutor Liu dies, that's Nanzhao's loss." Pei Qianhao then reached out his arm and hooked it around Su Xi-er's waist, wanting to bring her back into the room.


"Prince Hao, this servant admires the previous Eldest Imperial Princess of Nanzhao, and feels that she would be uneasy if Grand Tutor Liu were to die just for this."


Pei Qianhao halted in his tracks and watched her in silence. You mean to tell me that Su Xi-er wants to stick her nose into everything because she admires Ning Rulan? Even admiration can only go so far you know?


If I don't help Su Xi-er, what will she be able to do? What is she without me?


Pei Qianhao furrowed his brows as a subtle glint flickered in his eyes, a seemingly brilliant idea forming in his mind. Since she wants to intervene, then let her. I won’t interfere with the matters of Grand Tutor Liu. Let’s see how she manages to do anything without me.


The more Pei Qianhao thought of it, the more he felt that his idea was a stroke of genius. As a result, he let go of Su Xi-er. "You are stubborn, and it would be wrong of this Prince to force you to stay. This Prince shall give you two days. If you don’t return within those two days, don’t appear before this Prince ever again. In addition, this Prince will not intervene in your matters. Do you understand?"


Su Xi-er froze briefly before she nodded. "Many thanks, Prince Hao." She bowed deferentially once more and alighted the boat, following after Grand Tutor Liu.


Pei Qianhao watched her gradually disappearing silhouette, the corners of his lips raised into a smile. Su Xi-er, from what this Prince can see, you will be back before the two days are up. Power may not always be the answer, but sometimes, you have no choice but to depend on it. 


This Prince shall see what you can accomplish without me.


Pei Qianhao was supremely confident that Su Xi-er would be powerless to take even a single step forward on her own. However, if he had known what was going to happen, he would surely not have let her go alone tonight.


Su Xi-er was destined to broaden Pei Qianhao's horizons, and deal a huge blow to his confidence.


The departing Su Xi-er saw Grand Tutor Liu boarding the Liu Residence's horse carriage. She immediately waved her hand to flag down another carriage, telling the driver to stop on the street closest to the Liu Residence.


Su Xi-er lifted the carriage curtains, a bad feeling having settled in her stomach when she saw Grand Tutor Liu’s hurried steps. Perhaps Yun Ruofeng has already gotten his hands on Grand Tutor Liu!


With Grand Tutor Liu no longer around, Lianchen’s clout in the royal court will take a large impact. Without the literary officials under Grand Tutor Liu’s banner, the court will be under Yun Ruofeng’s total control!


In less than seven minutes, the horse carriage halted. Su Xi-er handed the carriage driver several copper coins as she disembarked, heading the rest of the way to Grand Tutor Liu’s residence by foot.


At the entrance of the Liu Residence, the servants stood deferentially beside the tightly shut front gates.


Su Xi-er went forward, but was stopped by the servants. "Miss, what brings you to the Liu Residence so late at night?"


"I am looking for Grand Tutor Liu; it's important."


The servants were clearly doubtful. One of them requested to enter the residence to inform Grand Tutor Liu. Pressed for time, Su Xi-er immediately knocked out one servant and threatened the other to open the doors.

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Translation: Cosy

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Rakumon: LOL desperate times call for desperate measures XD