TCPCHW Chapter 6 Part 2
The Crown Prince Chases His Wife
Chapter 6 Taizi (2/2)
“By the way, do you want to consider being my sister-in-law?”
Feng Yuyao couldn’t help but tease when she saw the calm appearance of Qin Yan.
Qin Yan almost choked on the tea.
“It’s not about the people in the palace, I don’t want to push you into the fire pit. After many years in the palace, the scenes I have seen are more exciting than those in the theater.”
“I mean Cousin Junyan.”
When Feng Yuyao said these words, she carefully observed Qin Yan’s expression and did not let go a tiny bit at all. Seeing that Qin Yan was unresponsive, Feng Yuyao was discouraged as it seemed impossible.
Feng Yuyao’s mother was Imperial Concubine De, and Concubine De came from the Count of Pingnan Mansion. Count of Pingnan’s only son, Gu Junyan, was Feng Yuyao’s cousin and Qin Yan’s best friend’s close friend, but it was only limited to that.
“This is not the place to talk, but I have something to ask you. It’s not very convenient for me to live in the Duke Mansion these days. I’ll invite you to talk when I move back to my own house.” Qin Yan changed to her silence just now.
“New house? Yanyan, you got to have a housewarming banquet! Don’t forget to leave me a comfortable courtyard, or a side room. I will make a list of my usual things and send it to you another day.”
“…You’re really something. That’s my house.”
“Hey, I see that you live alone and it’s too lonely.”
Little did they know that Qin Yan’s new house was not occupied after all, and the housewarming banquet was held, but it was changed to another place.
The two young men sitting adjacent to the private room stopped talking after exaggerated laughter came from the next door.
When Qin Yan and Feng Yuyao left, Ji Mu, who was dressed in a long white robe, push aside the curtain and glanced outside, but his face was incredulous.
Was the one behind Princess of Jingyi, Qin Yan?
Was Shizi Xie blind?
Was this ugly? There had never been such a beautiful woman in the capital.
Seeing that Ji Mu was a little out of his mind, Taizi Feng Zhan on the opposite side cast a glance out.
At this moment, Qin Yan suddenly raised her head, two sharp gazes met, and then withdrew at the same time.
Ji Mu was now working under the Left Prime Minister, and it was inconvenient to have open contact with Taizi. He originally chose to report the news in the teahouse to avoid people’s eyes and ears, but the two listened to the conversation in next door.
Ji Mu looked at the opposite Taizi Feng Zhan, who was dressed in a black brocade robe with golden thread lines, deep eyebrows, and an indifferent expression.
“This first daughter of Qin Mansion is very different from the rumors!”
Feng Zhan half-closed his long and narrow eyes, the tea in front of him remained untouched, and there was a dense white mist on it.
“Get down to business.” Feng Zhan’s voice was deep and calm.
Ji Mu said the news he found with a serious countenance.
“There are many visitors in the Left Prime Minister Mansion, and the expenditure is astonishingly huge. The source of the huge amount of money is a problem.”
“Left Prime Minister claimed that the second daughter who was brought back a few years ago was a lucky star. She was doing business in the south and has a lot of talent for business.”
“As for the second young lady of the Left Prime Minister Mansion, when she was young, she and her mother encountered thieves on the way to a temple in Yangzhou and was rescued by a wealthy businessman of the Yu family in Yangzhou. Later, an eminent monk once said this daughter was destined to have a great disaster, and if she wanted to avoid this misfortune, she should be raised in the Yu family in Yangzhou who saved her. So, this daughter grew up in the Yu family in Yangzhou since she was a child, and she was brought back to the capital in recent years.”
“I haven’t been able to find any evidence of the Left Prime Minister’s corruption. Maybe there is indeed no corruption, but there is another source where the money comes from. However, whether there is collusion between officials and businessmen, only…”
“Continue to investigate.” Feng Zhan’s tone was slightly cold.
“Left Prime Minister, after all, is Your Highness’s uncle…” Ji Mu said with consideration. Seeing Taizi’s unhappy expression, his words turned sharply, “This Qin Yan is really a popular person. Your Highness Taizi, it’s better to strike first! “
What answered him were Feng Zhan’s cold eyes.
“Too idle? The imperial examination is about to start, and since you can’t get the list of the Left Prime Minister’s supporters, you don’t have to stay in the capital. Didn’t the coup on the southern border needs someone to watch over it?” Feng Zhan’s voice was somewhat cold.
“…” Southern border… Poisonous malaria… Poisonous insects…
“I’ll check it out right now. This subordinate will retire!” Ji Mu retreated numbly.
After Ji Mu left, Song Zhi came in and spoke in a guilty tone, “The adjacent private room has already been cleared. When Princess of Jingyi came up just now, this subordinate didn’t have time to stop them, so they entered the private room next door. This subordinate did not do it well and almost delay Your Highness’s affairs.”
Fortunately, Princess of Jingyi and her group laughed out loud when they entered the private room next door and reminded His Highness incidentally on this side.
“Go back and get twenty rods.”
“This subordinate receives the punishment.”
Feng Zhan tapped lightly on the table, Qin Yan?
Duke of Zhenguo Mansion.
“People from the Qin Mansion came again today, and they were all stopped outside the mansion.” Shen Huai waited for Qin Yan to return to the mansion and immediately looked for her.
“Hmm.” Qin Yan didn’t care about this.
“People from Imperial Concubine Shu have come to invite Miss to go to the palace to enjoy the flowers tomorrow.”
Imperial Concubine Shu, Qin Yan’s aunt, was one of the four imperial concubines and had two princes, and was a childhood friend of Song Mei. She had disagreements with her mother before. She always felt that her mother had robbed Song Mei of the position of the Madam of the Prime Minister.
This Imperial Concubine Shu probably came to ask for an explanation for Qin Nian.
“Concubine Shu’s people said that their imperial concubine has news of the young lady.” Uncle Huai added.
“Really?” Qin Yan sighed faintly.
Taking the news of my mother as an excuse, it seemed that whether it was true or not, she had to make a trip.
Qin Yan fiddled with a suede jade pendant with a cloud pattern in her hand, and suddenly the sharp eyes that met when she left the tea house today flashed across her mind.
Thinking of what Feng Yuyao said about seeing the Taizi’s carriage, could that be the legendary Taizi Feng Zhan with tough means?
| Translator’s Note: The first meeting between the two leads… (^_^)