Early the next morning, the guards set off from the Prince Hao Residence and headed for the Merchant River to bring Pei Qianhao and Su Xi-er back to the residence. Shortly after they arrived, Pei Qianhao and Su Xi-er came down from the boat hand-in-hand. They then boarded the carriage that the guards had brought along, quickly beginning their trip home.
Upon arriving at the entrance of the Prince Hao Residence, Su Xi-er lifted the curtains of the carriage when she heard a familiar voice.
It’s the woman from the restaurant yesterday.
Su Xi-er’s gaze drifted to Pei Qianhao as she purposely said, “Brother Hu, your childhood sweetheart has even come directly to your door to look for you.”
Pei Qianhao immediately spotted the young lady when he looked out of the carriage.
I’ve never seen her before this, but why is she visiting the residence?
“Xi-er, you’re jealous.” Pei Qianhao remarked. He reached out his arms to embrace her waist and carry her down the carriage.
When the anxious Zhen Yu heard some movements from behind her, she immediately turned around. Even if she was aware that Pei Qianhao wasn’t her Brother Hu, they still bore a striking resemblance. Seeing someone who looked like Brother Hu holding another woman in his arms still made her heart feel uncomfortable.
She watched as Pei Qianhao carefully smoothed out the creases of Su Xi-er’s dress before tidying up her hair. It was only after that did the two of them begin to walk over.
Su Xi-er smiled at Zhen Yu. “Miss, who are you looking for?”
After Mei Jinxiu’s lesson, Zhen Yu was well aware of Pei Qianhao’s status. If I still act recklessly, then it would be considered being rude. Thus, she showed a deferential expression as she slowly explained, “This peasant woman is here to look for Physician Mei.”
So she’s not here to look for Pei Qianhao.
Catching herself, Su Xi-er realised that she really was acting jealous.
The young lady hasn’t even done anything yet, and I’m already jealous. If some young lady really pops up in the future, won’t I fly into a huge temper?
Su Xi-er walked forward. “You’re here to find Physician Mei for treatment?”
Zhen Yu shook her head. “Since I came from a village in the mountains, I didn’t have anybody to depend on when I came here. Physician Mei was kind enough to take me in, so I am doing some odd jobs for her to assist her however I can while I search for my husband.”
So that’s how it is. She went to Mei’s Medical clinic in the end.
Su Xi-er pointed to the direction of the Prince Hao Residence. “Physician Mei is in the residence. Wait here for a moment while I go and call her.”
Zhen Yu nodded, and she urged, “Please tell her to be quick. Big Brother Qin hurt himself while forging iron; there’s a large burn on his arm.”
“Which Big Brother Qin?” Sounds like he knows Mei Jinxiu quite well.
“Big Brother Qin Ling, the ‘Ling’ from ‘shan ling’.”
Su Xi-er was slightly stunned, not understanding how the two of them knew one another.
I didn’t expect for her to be familiar with Qin Ling. However, it does make sense; after being stripped of his title of Commander, Qin Ling doesn’t have anywhere to go as an orphan. It can be considered a type of fate that he met Mei Jinxiu after roving around.
Su Xi-er nodded. “I will go and ask Physician Mei to come out.” She immediately headed inside the Prince Hao Residence.
Outside the entrance, Zhen Yu was staring at Pei Qianhao in a trance. He really looks like Brother Hu. Her gaze became lost, as if Pei Qianhao had been replaced by Brother Hu.
“Miss, does Brother Hu really look so much like this Prince? When did you two get separated?”
Zhen Yu froze for a moment when she saw him suddenly walking towards her, but quickly recovered. “He does. In fact, you two look so alike that it’s hard to tell the difference. If I take the image of Brother Hu in my mind and take away the childish nature, it would look the same as you.”
Childish nature? Pei Qianhao knitted his brow. It sounds like they have been separated since they were young. “Miss, I hope you’ll find your Brother Hu soon.” He then turned around to enter the residence.
However, Zhen Yu immediately called out to him, “Prince Hao, this peasant woman has a request.” She didn’t know why she had suddenly thought to say this, but she was already kneeling on the ground.
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Haha some of us were previously hating on Mei Jinxiu, but now we have people shipping her and Qin Ling lol XD