Prince Chen? Illegitimate child?
Those words circled in Baili Huangzhuang's head. If it's Prince Chen, then she also has some knowledge about him.
If she was one of the biggest jokes the people liked to gossip about, then Prince Chen was the second joke.
3 years ago, the present Emperor had suddenly made an unknown common man a Prince, giving raise to huge waves in the court. This man was Dibei Chen.
Even though the court officers all protested, the Emperor still insisted on acting as willfully as before and made the man a Prince, even knowing that he was a cripple.
For a long time, rumors everywhere speculated that Prince Dibei Chen must've been the Emperor's illegitimate child. Otherwise, why would he confer the title of Prince to a incontempt cripple?
But the Emperor, despite being aware of this rumor, chose not to step forward and explain, but on the contractionary, seemed to silently acknowledge it. So over time, everybody started to silently acknowledge Prince Chen as such too.
Since the Emperor had made Prince Chen a prince so brazenly, it was believed that he must've been heavily doted on by the Emperor. But although his first year was luxurious, the following years he got less and less as his status plummeted.
Baili Huangzhuang slowly approached the noisy crowd. It could be due to them being fellow sufferers in her mind, or also because her heart held a trace of curiosity about this Prince Chen.
After all, in this huge Imperial City, the tragedy in her life couldn't be compared to anyone else's, but Dibei Chen's.
Walking amongst the crowd, Baili Huangzhuang looked at the target that held the circle's attention. On the 3rd floor of the Drunken Immortal Pavilion, stood two figures. With just a glance, Baili Huangzhuang could see a figure she absolutely loathed.
Xuanyuan Huan's face was bossy as he looked disdainfully at the pale, golden robed figure in front of him.
"Dibei Chen, say, if I wasn't careful and accidentally knocked you down, pushing you off from the third floor of this building, then what would you do?" Xuanyuan Huan's face held a sarcastic sneer, his sardonic attitude like he was treating Dibei Chen as a joke!
Baili Huangzhuang looked at the back of the pale, golden robed figure. This must be Dibei Chen, no doubt.
"If Prince wants to push, then what can I do?"
His light voice was faintly warm from alcohol held a tinge of ridicule, like a refreshing cool breeze that stroked the heart, appearing free and indifferent.
Xuanyuan Huan frowned when he saw his calm face. For a moment, he couldn't even tell who was doing the actual bullying.
He was the most disgusted by Dibei Chen's indifferent appearance, as if nothing could ever affect him, ah.
Acting like he was so high, when he was actually just a clown, he'll (XYH) let him see how much of a joke he(DC) really was!
"Big brother, how can trash act this way?"
The second Prince, Xuanyuan Jing hadn't noticed the rising tension between Xuanyuan Huan and Dibei Chen yet, speaking with a smile, "Why don't we just push him off already?"
Xuanyuan Jing had just stopped speaking when he suddenly pretended to fall forward, his entire body stumbling towards Dibei Chen. His hands were out, both pushing Dibei Chen who stumbled, and fell past the railing!
You could only hear the railing creak, followed by a golden light falling from the 3rd story of the building!
Baili Huangzhuang's eyes gleamed as she stared. This Xuanyuan Huan really is good for nothing!
Both of Dibei Chen's legs were already crippled, but it seems that Xuanyuan Huan still wouldn't let him off!
A gleam of ridicule appeared in Baili Huangzhuang's deep black eyes, so it seemed that Xuanyuan Huan's favorite thing to do is to kick a person when it's down, huh!
Whether its her, or Dibei Chen, Xuanyuan Huan still isn't willing to let off, despicable, shameless!
Many of the onlookers averted their eyes. Dibei Chen really was pitiful, but they were just commoners, so what could they do?
However, the expected loud thump wasn't heard, but instead, a loud cry for help.
"Ah, big brother, help me!"
The voice trembled, full of panic and fear. It was the voice of the Second Prince, Xuanyuan Jing!
Everybody looked at the top of the restaurant. Their hearts all held a certain doubt as they stared.
At the moment, Xuanyuan Jing was hanging off of the broken railing, caught in between the second floor and the third floor. Too scared to move, he could only scream for help.
It was unknown who laughed first, but everybody couldn't help but laugh loudly.
As the second prince hung from the railing, parts of his clothing had been torn, revealing his snow-white ass, arousing ridicule among the crowd.
"The Second Prince's ass is so white, ah!"
Amongst the crowd, somebody spoke quietly, bringing around another bout of laughter.
"Haha, today we can see the ass of the royal family, its nothing different!"
Everyday, Xuanyuan Jing was always arrogant and despotic. Things like him bullying citizens in the streets were very common, so when they got to see the rare scene of Xuanyuan Jing getting humiliated, the citizens all felt a burst of happiness!
Hearing this, Xuanyuan Jing felt his ass turn cold as he hurriedly tried to cover his behind with his hands.
But when he tried to let go of the railing and cover himself, his whole body slid down little by little. He no longer tried to cover himself, and could only scream at Xuanyuan Huan for help.
Xuanyuan Huan's face was also very ugly. He originally wanted to insult Dibei Chen some more, but he'd never thought that Xuanyuan Jing would actually be so foolish and lose him some face! With no other option, Xuanyuan Huan impatiently helped Xuanyuan Jing back up.
Now, the crowd turned to look at Dibei Chen, and suddenly, their expression all turned weird.
This is because when Dibei Chen fell to the ground, who knows when, 2 round, fluffy balls got rolled under him!
The two fluff balls had easily stopped Dibei Chen's fall, leaving him unharmed.
The idiom, to try and steal a chicken only to end up losing the rice that was used to lure it, everybody here today had suddenly gained a great understanding.
"What the hell?" Xuanyuan Huan spat, his voice angry, "Whose balls are these?"
His voice had just sounded when a white figure stepped out of the crowd. Her clear beautiful face rippled with a faint, indifferent smile.
"I apologize, I had just bought 2 soft cushions, but I couldn't catch the packaging balls as it rolled down. I hope that Sir doesn't take offense."
Under the blazing sun, her solitary white figure was dyed with a touch of gold. Her elegant face was like a teal lily, fresh and moving.
The woman was wearing a long white dress, highlighting her thin figure as her hair flowed freely like a waterfall. A few strands of hair curled by her cheeks, giving off a sense of indifference and laziness.
Slender, willow like eyebrows, gentle and moving. A pair of phoenix eyes as clear and brilliant as colored glass. Her lips were the color of cinnabar, complementing her smooth, white skin, making people sigh deeply reminded of a peerless talent and unmatched beauty!
Xuanyuan Huan stared at her slightly familiar face, puzzled. "How could this woman look like Baili Huangzhuang so much?"
"What's your name?" Xuanyuan Huan asked.
The similar name only gave Xuanyuan Huan more doubts, but after looking closely, all the doubts in his heart were swept away.
Although this woman Zaixia Huangzhuang and Baili Huangzhuang shared some resemblance, whether it was temperament or other things, they were all far from comparable to Baili Huangzhuang.
A glint of greed appeared in Xuanyuan Huan's eyes. The woman in front of him was simply even more beautiful than the acclaimed number one beauty in the Imperial City, Baili Yuyan!
If he can get her, then who knows how many people would envy him!
Baili Huangzhuang's deep black eyes glowed with light. Sure enough, just as she had expected, Xuanyuan Huan didn't recognize her!
In a month's time, her appearance had changed a lot.
In the General's household she'd previously been subjected to a lot of abuse, and since her marriage was broken, the food quality has been getting worse and worse. Combined with her sorrow, her whole body became yellow and thin, ugly.
After a month of cultivating, her skin had rounded out, and her temperament and looks both had a drastic change from before. She believed that even if Baili Yuyan saw her right now, she'd still have a hard time believing that it was actually her, Baili Huangzhuang.
She quickly walked to Dibei Chen's side. Right now, the black and white fluffballs complained in her ears nonstop. They hadn't expected that on their first day out, Baili Huangzhuang would use them as a landing pad!
"Sir, my cushion saved you. You should……"
Baili Huangzhuang hadn't finished speaking when the golden figure's back in front of her suddenly turned, and a beautiful face appeared in front of her.
With a single glance, Baili Huangzhuang suddenly stopped speaking. Even though she'd heard that Prince Chen's handsomeness was unrivalled, when seeing it for the first time, there was still a heavy sense of shock.
The man's facial features were beautiful, eyes, nose, lips all perfect to the extreme. His eyes rippled like shining moonlight, bright and clear.
The warm, bewitching smile blooming on his face was unparalleled, unbelievably handsome. He was like an alluring god, just one glance would make you unable to forget him, imprinted in your heart.
His body dressed in a golden brocade robe. Just the honorable light in his eyes made his temperament far better than Xuanyuan Huan and the others.
"Girl, thank you for the cushion."
His voice was warm and pleasant. Dibei Chen lightly smiled and looked at Baili Huangzhuang, a stunned look quickly flickering past his dark, obsidian like eyes.
Baili Huangzhuang quickly recovered. Despite falling from the 3rd floor, Dibei Chen was still so calm. It seems that she had underestimated him too much.
5 fingers stuck out as Baili Huangzhuang's face held a bright, sunny smile, "Sir, however the reason, the outcome is that my cushion saved your life. That being so, shouldn't you repay me? 100 gold coins!"
Hearing this, Dibei Chen's eyes exposed a trace of cunningness, his handsome face serious. "Girl, please do me a favor."
Baili Huangzhuang had some doubts, what kind of stuff could he be busy in to ask for help?
But a moment later, the doubts in Baili Huangzhuang's eyes turned into suprise. Dibei Chen had laid on the ground, saying, "Girl can fall, and I'll be your cushion. In return, I won't have to owe you anything."
Baili Huangzhuang's mouth twitched. Who has nothing to do but to jump off a third story building, ah!
This man had a handsome appearance, but was actually a cunning rogue, ah!
"You are at least a Prince, so you won't want to renege on a debt, would you now?"
Baili Huangzhuang stared into Dibei Chen's eyes. She wanted to take the chance to earn some gold coins, but didn't expect that this guy would be so stingy, and even tried to use such a shameless way to weasel out!
Yes! Too shameless!
"I am definitely not one to renege on a debt!" Dibei Chen spoke righteously.
Baili Huangzhuang's face eased somewhat, but Dibei Chen's next words made her want to stomp her foot impulsively.
"But…… I don't own anything valuable……" Dibei Chen's face was bitter as he thought, "Would it be better to……. Pay you back with my body?"
(TL note: This can also be read as Pay you back with my loyalty?"
"As inadequate as I am, I've got my own uses. "
Baili Huangzhuang felt her temples pulse. On the other hand, Dibei Chen lowered his handsome face bashfully, resembling a maiden on her wedding night, ah!