Chapter 44 – Decision of the Prince

By | December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas to all

shizi (世子): means “heir son“, referring to the heir apparent of qinwang, basically son of the emperor’s brother.

qinwang: means a prince of first rank or a prince of blood

furen: a respectful form to address a married woman

wangfei (王妃): wife of (in this case) qinwang, a title given to the wife of a member of royalty

 

Murong Xue looked at Ouyang Shaochen, he put down the cup that was pressed against his lips. His expression was cool, he moved forward elegantly. He was truly handsome and gorgeous.

Everyone was stretching their necks to take a good look at Ouyang Shaochen, to witness the glamour of Ouyang Shaochen. This was Ouyang shizi, he was genuinely good looking, even better than the description of the people who met him before.

It was really a great reward to see Ouyang shizi when they came to Yubao Xuan.

Shu Nan Xiang was standing in the center of the auction hall, gazing at the face she had been missed all the time. Her eyes only gazed at Ouyang shizi at this moment; when he left the capital, she didn’t get to say goodbye to him because she was at her great grandmother’s house. A few days ago when he came back to the capital, coincidently she was at her great grandmother’s house and couldn’t meet up with him. It’s been almost two decades since they last met each other.

He was taller than before, much more pleasant looking as well. She had grown up, missing him all this time.

“Ouyang shizi, it’s long time that I haven’t seen you.” Shu Nan Xiang said gently.

“Miss Shu.” Ouyang Shaochen nodded as he replied.

Shu Nan Xiang’s face was filled with the happiness that a young girl had when sees her crush. She held her silk handkerchief tightly in her hand, she was a bit nervous. In a reserved manner, she said, “I came back to the capital just now. I planned to pay a visit tomorrow, never thought that I will see you here.”

“My parents are not in the capital right now.” said Ouyang Shaochen.

“Is it? I’ve bought the finest pearl powder from Chuan Zhou as a gift for wangfei.” Shu Nan Xiang said with a broad smile on her face.

Ouyang Shaochen was quiet.

Shizi, what’s the relationship between you and Shu Nan Xiang?” Murong Xue asked curiously, they must be very close.

“Her grandfather was the most famous confucianist in the capital. He was my master when I was five years old. He taught me for a few years.” Ouyang ShaoChen said softly.

Murong Xue nodded, “It turned out to be both of you are childhood sweethearts.” No wonder Shu Nan Xiang gazed at him in full admiration and such a way like he was her long lost husband. They actually had a special relationship back then.

Ouyang Shaochen frowned a little and said in a low voice, “I was learning from the master in the front yard, I’ve never stepped into her house compound. We’re not that close as we only meet once or twice per year…”

“So both of you knew each other since young and grew together, it’s right to say that both of you are childhood sweethearts.” Murong Xue winked. Staring at Murong Xue, Ouyang Shaochen thought to himself : Why didn’t she remember the memories they share when they were young?

Shu Nan Xiang was amazed and she wondered who was the lady that can stand right beside Ouyang Shaochen and talk in whisper with him.

Ouyang Shaochen was superior and he never talked to the ladies that were the same age with him. Only when Shu Nan Xiang talked to him, he will reply in simple answer. This honour only belonged to Shu Nan Xiang and should never be shared with the other ladies.

“Ouyang shizi, to be honest, my mother is suffering from the disease and it’s really torturing for her. If I can get Diyang grass for her, she will recover soon and replenish her health.” Shu Nan Xiang said in a gentle and humble manner.

Shu Nan Xiang could no longer wait for Ouyang shizi to make the decision, who should get the Diyang grass. Everyone held their breath and looked at Ouyang shizi, they were guessing the decision of Ouyang shizi.

Ouyang Shaochen took a quick glance around the auction hall, finally he looked at Murong Xue who was standing beside him and said,  “Shu furen is our elder, she is very old now. You’re still young, I think it’ll be more appropriate if you can sell the Diyang grass to Miss Shu.”

Shu Nan Xiang was relieved to hear his answer. She looked at Ouyang Shaochen with full gratitude, she knew she was the special one in his heart, it will never change no matter who appears in his life.

Murong Xue’s face was filled with anger and glared at Ouyang Shaochen : Who says that age is corresponding to the severity of a disease? Shu Nan Xiang’s mother is old and she should give the Diyang grass to her? What kind of logic is this!

He should not show partiality even though Shu Nan Xiang was his childhood sweethearts.

“Ouyang shizi,  Shu furen can still live without the Diyang Cao. However, without Diyang grass I’ll die when the poison attacks my body!” said Murong Xue.

Ouyang Shaochen looked into her eyes, “The box consists only one plant of Diyang grass, which means it can only save you once…”

“Well, it’s better than none, right? I’ll die in pain without the Diyang grass.” Murong Xue interrupted his words, she was certainly furious with his decision.

Ouyang ShaoChen grinned a little, he knew he should not fool her any further, “The servant just told me that he found a large amount of Diyang grass, you can go pluck it yourself, as much as you want…”

Murong Xue was delighted, “Is it true?”

Ouyang Shaochen nodded, “Have I ever lied to you before?”

He asked her to give the box of Diyang grass to his childhood sweetheart, he must give her something back in return to compensate her. However, she would prefer uncountable Diyang grass compared to only one plant of Diyang grass because it will secure her life in that way. She did not need to fight for it anymore, “Alright, you can have the box of Diyang grass.”

Looking at her generous act, Ouyang Shaochen smiled.

Shu Nan Xiang’s expression suddenly became stiff : There was not much Diyang grass available on the market, in fact the price was very high. Ouyang shizi asked the lady to sell the box of Diyang grass to her for one hundred thousand dollar but he gave the lady it for free- unlimited supply of Diyang grass for free… He was being nice to the lady…

Shu Nan Xiang knew Ouyang Shaochen for thirteen years, he had never treated her the way he treated the lady beside him right now…

meixi’s note: Our family’s Ouyang Shaochen only has eyes for Murong Xue, give it up lady!

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20 thoughts on “Chapter 44 – Decision of the Prince

  1. eunieberry

    I’m guessing Ouyang filled his backyard with the Di Yang grass and so Murong Xue will always look for him Anyway thanks for the chapter and Merry Christmas

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  2. Natsuki

    Thanks for the chapter and have a nice Christmas. One thing I’m wondering about is why are the bids for that herb in dollars? I could somewhat understand the money conversion if it was a modern novel but with an ancient time line seeing dollars mentions kinda creeps me out :).

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  3. Aisara

    Thank youuuuu for the Christmas’s gift! Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday. May Santa send you and your family the best gifts, good health, prosperity.

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  4. Bunny53

    Lol he set a tempting bait out only to real her into his trap – there are plenty of fishes in the sea, you’ve just got to use the right bait. Isn’t that right Ouyang?

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  5. Ntxhee Her

    Hahahahahaa! Too funny got free money and a Mountain of medicine grass!

    Thank you for the update !

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years ❄❄☃☃⛄⛄

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  6. sayume

    That girl has no qualms taking the medicine that can help someone keep her life for no good reason other than unjustified jealousy. She definitely is evil.

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  7. DOH

    He said he has memories with Murong Xue from when they are young! But that wasn’t the current her, it was the original Murong Xue! I know right now he honestly likes her, but if he also honestly liked the host of the body when they were little, then isn’t it sad for the host? 🙁

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