7. The Start of a Date With Disaster
"What are you doing?" Yu Zhenzhen mumbled with annoyance seeing who the man in front of her is.
Ever since her birthday banquet, Nangong Longwei had not left her alone, making it his priority to meet with her as much as possible.
It drove her absolutely insane, but she could not deny him, for he was using the excuse of spending time with his fiancée.
It also confused Yu Zhenzhen since it was stated that Nangong Longwei ignored the original Yu Zhenzhen like a plague despite all her antics.
But the Nangong Longwei in front of her wasn't cold nor did he seem to be ignoring her, in fact, purposely visiting her.
"Here to take you out. It's customary for this lord to get to know his future first wife." He extended his arm and Yu Zhenzhen reluctantly stared at it. "Don't worry, I made sure my breath doesn't resemble garlic in anyway."
Yu Zhenzhen wanted to cry because the man reminded her of her words every time they met.
It showed that the man was truly hurt by her words and his pride was wounded.
In reality, Yu Zhenzhen had only said such words to prevent him from seeing her starting to grow scarlet.
Truly, with his hot breath, his face super near, Yu Zhenzhen could feel herself starting to drool.
Who wouldn't when in his handsome presence?
And his visits defeated the purpose of her words since he visited almost every chance he got!
To outsiders, it was him showing affection. To Yu Zhenzhen, she knew it was a petty way of his revenge.
Speaking of their engagement, Yu Zhenzhen had personally tried to talk to the emperor about canceling it, but the stubborn, old fox had declined even with her on her knees and begging.
He told her, "Didn't you always want a man that could be your equal in terms of looks and power?"
Yu Zhenzhen's could only grieve and slightly curse the original princess for being so selfish.
And since the emperor refused to break the engagement, Yu Zhenzhen was determined to find a rotten egg so she could escape from this madhouse.
In her moment of zoning out, Yu Zhenzhen didn't realize she didn't take the arm extended to her, causing Nangong Longwei to flush with embarrassment.
He cleared his throat, an somehow, the cold aura around him became even more menacing.
Yu Zhenzhen could only laugh awkwardly and follow him to the carriage.
She paused when seeing one carriage, "Servants? Shouldn't you have prepared another carriage for me?"
The nearby servants bowed their heads and quickly scurried off leaving Yu Zhenzhen in a pickle.
"How can I go without a carriage? Sheesh, was this their way of telling me I need to walk because I'm too fat?" Yu Zhenzhen grumbled unhappily.
She heard a deep laughter as someone yanked her arm like she was a rag doll, "You'll be in the same carriage as me."
Yu Zhenzhen huffed and stepped inside, ignoring the man that sat beside her.
Before the carriage door could close, someone quickly got inside.
Yu Zhenzhen gasped when she realized it was Yu Lijie, the sis-con.
He noticed her gaze and winked at her, "It is only appropriate to have a male guardian with an unmarried woman on her outing."
Yu Zhenzhen wanted to snort at the stupid customs, yet she was also relieved at not being alone with the cold glacier.
Speaking of the glacier that was bipolar, his expression turned several shades darker, but he didn't say anything else.
Soon, they found themselves in front of Soothing Melody Teahouse, the most popular tea house for youths and couples.
A middle-aged man noticed them descending from the carriage and quickly dashed to greet them.
He introduced himself as the manager and guided them to the third floor.
Surprisingly, it was empty despite what Yu Zhenzhen was expecting.
The first floor was for those of lesser status; wealthy commoners and merchants.
The second floor was for lesser nobility, or any noble that was unable to book a table at their third floor.
The third floor was the best floor with the best accommodations, only for the highest nobility and even royalty.
"Why is the third floor empty? Is there no others wishing to drink tea today?" Yu Zhenzhen voiced loudly.
The manager shook his head, "Lord Nangong Longwei has reserved our third floor for as long as he sees fit."
Yu Zhenzhen widened her eyes and looked back at a Nangong Longwei that was avoiding her gaze.
The novel had mentioned that Nangong Longwei was extremely wealthy, but Yu Zhenzhen didn't expect it to be to this length!
Goodness, a wealthy man attracted pesky flies all the time, especially if he was as handsome as Nangong Longwei.
Knowing that many females would not leave her alone should she ever decide to stick to Nangong Longwei, Yu Zhenzhen made a decision to keep away from him.
Sure, her original goal was that in the first place since he was going to kill her, but recently, his actions had gone completely against the novel making Yu Zhenzhen a bit confused.
Seeing how endless his wealth was, Yu Zhenzhen knew she had to be firmer. She had to reject him harder so that he could get the message.
So why not use this date to her advantage and make him give up on her?
And hopefully, she could drag him around town and look for a rotten egg to take her home!
Here's a cookie 🍪
YOU ARE READING
The Ultimate TrilogyFantasy
All three books of the Ultimate Trilogy are under here. Book one is complete. Book two is ongoing. Book three is yet to be written. The synopsis for each book is also found under the chapters titled "Synopsis". This is the story of how a rotten egg...