“Prince Hao, what you said makes sense. Besides, if even you didn’t know about the engagement, it must’ve just been a fanciful story.” Su Xi-er tried to step away from Pei Qianhao as she spoke.


However, the latter held onto her tightly. “You can’t believe what others say; you can only trust this Prince. Do you understand?” He asked her. People say that women tend to believe everything that they’re told, and even though I don’t believe that Su Xi-er is like that, I would rather be safe than sorry.


Su Xi-er nodded. “I will only listen to you, Prince Hao.” He won’t let me go if I don’t agree with him. Su Xi-er knew that she should act according to the situation, so she smiled and nodded.


Pei Qianhao released her only after she agreed. “A matter in the army barracks requires this Prince’s attention, so I will be away for the next few days. Be careful with everything, and find Yuchi Mo if anything happens.”


Su Xi-er bowed in respect. “Many thanks, Prince Hao.”


While she was still mid-bow and facing the ground, she felt a light knock on her head. Pei Qianhao then walked out of the room with a sulky look in his face, not saying a word.


Su Xi-er raised her head and rubbed where she had been hit. It’s difficult to guess what Prince Hao is thinking. He doesn’t like it when I thank him, so should I just not say anything in the future? But then if I don’t thank him, won’t it seem like he’s obligated to do things for me? It’s not like he’s my family.


Once her thoughts reached this point, Su Xi-er’s heart beat painfully. My family...


After Pei Qianhao left the room, he pushed open the door to the book depository and looked around. ‘Poetry Classics’ is usually kept somewhere to the left of the depository. 


Shortly after, he found the book he was looking for, and began to flip through it until he found the pages with folded corners with the words written on them.


Pei Qianhao immediately put the Poetry Classics book into his sleeve and walked out of the book depository, heading out of the Imperial Library.


Just as he was about to exit the Imperial Library, he heard some soft rustling sounds near the palace path. His brows furrowed as he harshly called out. “Come out!”


The surroundings became silent, but no one showed themselves.


Pei Qianhao tilted his head slightly, a frigid gaze in his eyes. “Do you need this Prince to invite you?”


His voice was low but resounding, and before long, a slim and svelte woman appeared on the palace path. She bowed to Pei Qianhao. “This servant pays her respects to Prince Hao.”


The woman was Tan Ge. She had only seen Pei Qianhao once at the Pei Residence.


Even though I could never forget his face, how could Prince Hao recognise someone like me? That there was a woman called Tan Ge who stayed in the Beauty Palace for three whole years? All those years I was at the Beauty Palace, it would be said that he never even looked at me once.


“A palace maid of the Imperial Library?” Pei Qianhao’s eyes slightly narrowed, his voice becoming even deeper.


Tan Ge nodded. “This servant’s name is Tan Ge.”


Pei Qianhao definitely didn’t remember this name, but he knew of the Tan Residence. More than two years ago, I took a daughter from the Tan Residence into the Beauty Palace. Is this palace maid the same woman?


The Beauty Palace was dissolved, but now she’s serving as a palace maid in the Imperial Library?


Pei Qianhao’s voice was cold. “With how much it has declined, the Tan Residence doesn’t have the power to let you enter the imperial palace, much less recommend you to a position in the Imperial Library. Who did it?”


“Commandery Prince Xie.” Tan Ge didn’t dare to lie.

Pei Qianhao sneered, a subtle glint flickering across his eyes. I didn’t think that Xie Yun would get involved in this. He is sure poking his nose in where he shouldn’t be. Is he planning to make a move on Su Xi-er?

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Rakumon's Thoughts

Translation: Sangria

TLC: Rakumon

Edit: Lunarlark


Rakumon's Corner: 

Hehe PQH gonna sow his protective side XD