Despite his turbulent and sorrowful past, his description was almost unnervingly calm. Catching the unyielding spirit on his face, Su Xi-er couldn’t help but reach out to slowly caress it. Both his tribulations and experiences have been worse than mine.


“Is your heart aching for this Prince?” Pei Qianhao grasped her hand and pressed it to his cheek, his other hand circling around her waist to bring their bodies tightly together.


Su Xi-er nodded. “Of course my heart is aching for you. From now on, I will shoulder part of your burden as well.” I must do what I can, even if I am unable to measure up in some aspects.


Pei Qianhao didn’t refuse her. It’s rather good to have someone fighting alongside me, but I will ensure that she leads a life free of worries. I must make good on my promise to take care of her can make sure she’s happy. Any man that lets a woman work herself to the bone for him isn’t a real man.


“Xi-er, what does that hand gesture you did with Ning Lianchen mean?”


Su Xi-er smiled as she replied, “Every time Lianchen and I are in a predicament, we use this hand gesture to encourage one another. The situation in Nanzhao is currently quite troublesome, so we will only use your 800 elite soldiers as a last resort.”


“Do it once with this Prince.” Pei Qianhao raised his right hand, signalling for her to curl her left hand into a fist.


Su Xi-er looked at him and inwardly lamented. His childish temper is acting up again. He’s even jealous of Lianchen, even though Lianchen is his younger brother-in-law!


“Quickly, reach out your hand and do it with this Prince.” Pei Qianhao urged.


Laughter escaped from Su Xi-er’s lips as she complied, reaching out her fist as his hand wrapped around it.


“You’re really like a child.” Su Xi-er couldn’t help but remark.


Pei Qianhao’s gaze deepened for a moment before a trace of playfulness flashed through it. “Let this Prince take you somewhere.” Without waiting for her reply, he scooped her up into his arms and walked to a horse carriage in the distance.


The guard by the carriage had already turned away and pretended to not see anything when he had noticed Pei Qianhao and Su Xi-er’s interaction. It was only when he heard footsteps from behind him that he turned around and bowed.“This subordinate…”


Before he could finish, he saw Pei Qianhao swiftly carry Su Xi-er into the horse carriage.


“Go to the flower field.” Pei Qianhao’s deep voice echoed from within the carriage.


Acknowledging the order, the guard leapt onto the carriage and raised the horsewhip, heading for the capital’s Merchant River.


All the civilians in the capital were aware that Pei Qianhao had ordered for the area beside the Merchant River to be cleared for a flower field. There would be a myriad of flowers planted, but it was mainly for Lingrui. Should the experiment succeed, it would shock all the nations.


Afraid that Su Xi-er would find the bumpy carriage ride uncomfortable, Pei Qianhao had her sitting on his lap the entire time.


An hour later, the horse carriage arrived before the flower field. Pei Qianhao carried her down the horse carriage and asked, “The bumpy ride…”


Su Xi-er interrupted him. “It was nothing. Besides, how could I be uncomfortable with such a great human cushion?” She then looked into the distance.


The flower field was very vast, and comprised three segments. Some parts were already populated by dense groves of trees, while others were left empty.


Pei Qianhao grabbed her hand and pointed into the distance. “We will be filling the empty patch of land with Lingrui next year; you’ll be able to see a sea of your favourite flowers here in Beimin once that happens.”

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Rakumon's Thoughts

Translation: Rakumon

Edit: Lunarlark


Rakumon's Corner:

Aww he remembers her love for Lingrui ><