By the time Le Yao Yao woke up, it was already sunset. She gradually fluttered her eyes open and stretched her arms to yawn.
Then, a tender teasing voice entered her ears. “Little Miss Piggy, are you going to get up now?”
Le Yao Yao instantly flopped her body against Leng Jun Yu’s and found herself a comfortable spot. “Yu, when did you come back?” she mumbled.
“I came back two hours ago, but you were asleep, so I didn’t want to wake you.”
“Wow. I slept a lot!”
“Haha, it’s alright. More sleep is good for pregnant women!”
At this moment, Leng Jun Yu paused.
“Today, I received Jun Xi’s letter. He has decided to marry Ya’er. He will tell his mother about this and cancel the engagement between you two.”
“What?! Really!? That’s wonderful!” Le Yao Yao exclaimed.
“As for us, I’ve already mentioned it to my brother today. We’re going to find a day within the next two months for the wedding.”
“Within two months?” Isn’t that too soon?
But Le Yao Yao understood that if she was obviously pregnant during the wedding, it would be disastrous for the both of them. After all, they were living in a relatively conservative time period. Women were supposed to be virgins until they married.
So, the sooner they get married, the better it would be.
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao felt overwhelmed. Three months ago, she was merely a high school student; all she thought about was school work.
But now, she was pregnant and about to get married. Life was truly unpredictable!
Le Yao Yao was certain that she’ll never regret marrying Leng Jun Yu. In her mind, they were going to live a happily ever after. But little did they know that a violent storm was heading their way!
The ground was still damp from the rainstorm this morning. Right now, there was a mud stench in the air.
The breeze was quite chilly. At this time, most people would be at home, deep asleep. The only sound that could be heard was the person striking the gong telling people to beware of items that can easily burn due to dry air (tl: This is very common in Ancient China. I don’t know why they do that but it’s like a job for someone’s night shift. The actual saying is “天干物燥，小心火烛” )
Suddenly, a small figure dressed in black appeared on the dark street. The person was dressed in all black. Although the hood hid the face, from the shape of the body, it was obviously female.
The woman left the main street and went through several empty alleys. Eventually, she stopped outside of a decaying abandoned courtyard.
When the wind blew, the broken door made a “ee ah ee ah” sound. On this silent night, it heightened the scary effect.
Even homeless people wouldn’t come to such a remote and deserted place.
The woman seemed a bit hesitant and scared at the same time. On one hand, she was holding a lantern supported with a stick. She stood there for quite some time before she summoned enough courage to walk inside.
At first, she glanced around the decaying courtyard. Then, she quietly whispered, “Is there….anyone here?”
The shadows from her surroundings looked like the claws of a monster. Clearly, the woman was spooked. She gulped down her saliva and turned to leave.
At this moment, there was a *bang* sound near her. It sounded like something fell over.
It was a sharp noise on this quiet night.
The woman instantly bounced back like a spring. At the same time, a black stray cat popped out.
“Wow, it’s only a stray cat. I thought it was….”
But frustration could be heard through her voice. “Those people said I could find an assassin here. Why is there no one here? Could they have lied to me? Darn it…”
As she was about to leave, an icy voice appeared behind her.
“Are you looking for me?” It was an emotionless voice.
“Ah!!” she screamed.
The woman was caught off guard. She backed up and nearly tripped.
Standing before her was a man dressed in black. His face was hidden in the shadows. However, the aura of death was undeniable.
“Are you an assassin?”
“Whether I am or not, haven’t you done your research before you came? Tell me who you want me to kill. As long as you pay me enough, I can kill anyone for you.” he cruelly stated.
Clearly, this wasn’t the first time he had done it.
“Alright, well, I have ten thousand silver taels here. I want you to kill a person for me. When you’re done, I’ll give you another ten thousand silver taels.”
The woman took out a stack of banknotes in the value of silver.
“Deal. Who do you want me to kill?”
The woman liked how the assassin got straight to the point. Her mouth curved into an evil smile. Her eyes were filled with hatred. “I want you to kill….”
“These cherry blossoms are from the Shu Han dynasty! Prince Rui specifically ordered them for you, Miss! Sources say that these cherry blossoms can last all four seasons. In addition, they have a variety of colours! Pink, purple, white…what’s more special is that some have five petals with a combination of white and pink petals! They’re so lovely!” Xue Li happily gushed to Le Yao Yao. Her eyes were filled with admiration.
Likewise, Xue Ping was equally excited. The two maidservants were definitely very fond of cherry blossoms!
Le Yao Yao watched as the workers planted the cherry blossom trees near the lake of Ya Feng Ge.
Leng Jun Yu had spent a fortune on those. Most likely, even those in the Imperial Palace wouldn’t be able to see such a stunning sight.
Le Yao Yao felt bad. She carelessly commented she liked cherry blossoms. Yu then instantly went to order a bunch for her. She thought it was a waste of money.
However, Yu said, “As long as you like it, it doesn’t matter how much it is. Your happiness is priceless.”
So now, the workers were removing the big willow tree and replacing it with the cherry blossom trees instead.
There was a light breeze and the sweet scent of cherry blossom filled the air. It had the ability to make the atmosphere feel very relaxing.
Le Yao Yao imagined herself sitting underneath a cherry blossom tree while admiring the scenery with her lover. In seven months or so, their baby would join them too!
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao felt as if she was enveloped in bliss.
“Miss, you’re beaming with joy. The Prince must be providing very well for you!”
“I know, right? We’ve never seen the Prince do so much for any lady. Miss, you’re so lucky!”
“I know, right? I’m so envious!”
The two girls took turns teasing Le Yao Yao.
“You two are so bad! How dare you tease me?! Watch me teach you two a lesson!” Le Yao Yao pretended to be mad.
“Ohhhh, my great aunt, you have a baby! You’re going to be a mother soon! You must be careful! If you suffer even a slight scratch, Prince Rui will peel our skin off!” Xue Li deliberately pretended to be fearful. Le Yao Yao couldn’t help but burst into laughter.
At this moment, a low and raspy voice rang. “What are you guys talking about? I want to know what’s so funny. Tell this Prince too!”
Xue Ping and Xue Li instantly curtsied at Leng Jun Yu and left knowingly.
Le Yao Yao immediately fluttered to Leng Jun Yu like a butterfly and leaned against his chest. “Yu, you’re back.”
“You must be exhausted from work. Come have a seat and drink some tea!”
Le Yao Yao helped Leng Jun Yu poured a cup of tea. Seeing this, Leng Jun Yu sat down and pulled Le Yao Yao into his arms. He made her sit on his thigh.
“Ah! Yu, there’s a lot of people out here! Release me!” stammered Le Yao Yao.
She wanted to shove Leng Jun Yu away, but obviously he wouldn’t let her have her way.
“If they want to look, they can look. This Prince likes this position.”
Then, Leng Jun Yu burrowed his face into Le Yao Yao’s neck. He began to absorb her scent. “You smell so good…” he murmured.
Le Yao Yao’s face turned hot. She could feel Leng Jun Yu’s warm and moist breath on her neck. It gave her a tingling sensation. Her heart skipped a beat.
She had done many intimate deeds with him. In fact, Yu had seen every spot of her body. But each time he came close, her heart rate would still accelerate.
“Yu, don’t be like this. There are people here…” she weakly protested.
But Leng Jun Yu stubbornly kept his face there. Le Yao Yao could tell the other workers were starting to turn towards their direction. She was anxious.
Her face was probably as red as a monkey’s butt by now.
Leng Jun Yu knew that Le Yao Yao had thin skin and couldn’t handle the teasing, but he loved seeing her embarrassed face.
Suddenly, Leng Jun Yu felt horny and his eyes flashed. Without thinking, he began to nibble on Le Yao Yao’s neck.
Le Yao Yao was caught off guard and yelped, “Ah!”
Now, all the workers had stopped their actions and turned to stare at them without blinking.