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   Chapter 107 Lotus In Blossom (Part Two)

Eight-year-old Princess: Phoenix Reborn By Lan You Ruo Characters: 6494

Updated: 2018-09-07 09:34


Yun Shang frowned and kicked Wang Jinhuan. But no one saw that as their table was covered with a large red tablecloth. Wang Jinhuan grimaced in pain. Yun Shang withdrew her foot. Her eyebrows shot up when she found another pair of feet near hers.

Yun Shang frowned and looked at Prince Jing. He was looking at her mischievously.

"Qian Qian? Who is she? Why does she look like a temptress?" Lady Shun Qing frowned and muttered. She no longer watched the woman on the platform.

Wang Jinhuan put on a saccharine smile and said, "Lady Shun Qing, she is the most popular beauty in the Imperial City. Even though I spent a lot of money, I haven't gotten a chance to see her. It's great that I can meet her here today..."

Lady Shun Qing knew about Wang Jinhuan's reputation as a womanizer. So she knew what he meant. She frowned, "So, she is a prostitute?"

"Oh my! Lady Shun Qing, you can't say that. You shouldn't judge her by her job. Qian Qian is not only beautiful but also highly skilled in the Four Arts. No other person can compare with her favorably within the Imperial City. Lady Shun Qing, please just listen to the music." Wang Jinhuan exclaimed and spoke well of Qian Qian.

Lady Shun Qing shook her head, "You are too naughty. I have warned you not go to such shady places. But you seldom obey. Prince Jing is mature. You should learn from him."

It seemed that Lady Shun Qing favored Wang Jinhuan. Yun Shang thought deeply, but she failed to recall any memories of Lady Shun Qing and Wang Jinhuan from her previous life.

Prince Jing whispered, "Lady Shun Qing has a close relationship with Wang Jinhuan's grandmother."

No wonder, Yun Shang thought to herself.

As the music started, everyone's attention was fixed on the platform. The song's name was, Ode to Plum Blossoms. The music was airy and ethereal. Gradually, the melody became exciting. It allowed the audience to imagine a plum tree blossoming on a snowy day. Then the tune became peaceful, just like the fragrance of plum blossoms.

When the music stopped, no one made a sound. They seemed to be immersed in the melody. Yun Shang smiled and gestured towards the platform. She said softly, "Melodic music."

As the guests woke from their trance, they applauded unceasingly.

Qian Qian stood and did a small courtesy to thank her audience. Some servants came to remove her zither. But she didn't step down from the stage. Everyone expected her to perform again.

A melody called Lotus in Blossom started. This time Qian Qian was not playing an instrument.

Instead, she was preparing to dance to the song. She positioned her hands and legs. Wang Jinhuan was too excited to move his eyes from her face. He said excitedly, "Is she going to dance?"

Yun Shang looked around and smiled. The other guests were attentively looking at Qian Qian. They only knew she was skilled in the Four Arts, but they had never seen her dance.

Her movements were enchanting. Wherever she stepped, a lotus would blossom. Soon, the fragrance of lotus permeated the air.

"Fabulous!" While the audience applauded, Yun Shang snickered. 'The more beautiful, the more toxic.'

Everyone had been immersed in the deliriously wonderful dance. When the music changed

, Qian Qian unveiled her face. She was gorgeous with white skin and fine features. Her expression was seductively charming as well.

Cups and bowls dropped and broke with a crash. As everything went as planned, Yun Shang felt at ease.

Although Qian Qian had ended her show, everyone was still captivated by her performance. An opera called The Emperor and the Humble girl started.

"Wonderful." Prince Jing said languidly. He smiled faintly and glanced at Yun Shang tenderly.

Wang Jinhuan swallowed and praised, "Gorgeous! I'm afraid that I will be sleepless for several nights."

Yun Shang kept her eyes on Prince Shun Qing. Although he looked calm, he seemed to not be enjoying the performance. The servants began serving food. He beckoned a servant and gave orders to her. Lady Shun Qing laughed, "She is beautiful indeed. But you'd better not get in touch with her. Otherwise, your grandmother will beat you."

Wang Jinhuan pouted and drank his tea sulkily, "It doesn't matter. I will go to see her secretly." He looked at Yun Shang with a smile. 'Princess Yun Shang is the master of Qian Qian. I just need to build a good relationship with the Princess. Moreover, she will marry Prince Jing. If I ask her for help, she may not deny, ' he thought.

The idea pleased Wang. He said to a servant with smile, "I want to eat sweet and sour pork."

Lady Shun Qing smiled, "Jinhuan, I have prepared it for you."

Wang Jinhuan fawned, "Thank you, Lady Shun Qing."

At this time, a man who looked like that he was over fifty years old came to greet Prince and Lady Shun Qing, "Bow to Your Highness."

Prince Shun Qing nodded and asked, "What's the matter, Wu Qi?"

Yun Shang took a good look at the man and remembered that Wu Qi was a scholar from the Imperial Hanlin Academy.

Wu Qi grinned, "My wife told me that Princess Hui Guo gifted a peach-shaped carving to Lady Shun Qing. My wife is experienced in treasure evaluation. She said that the carving could be Master Jing'an's handicraft. I have admired Master Jing'an for a long time. The carving is also well-known. It was said that the carving was kept in the State of Xia and protected by guards. It is unexpected that Princess Hui Guo acquired it. Please forgive my imprudence, but I'm eager to take a look at it."

"Yes?" Prince Shun Qing said and raised his brows. From his mood, Yun Shang knew what was in his mind. He might think that the peach-shaped carving was a counterfeit.

Yun Shang smiled and said softly, "I didn't know the legendary story of the carving. Her Majesty requested me to gift it to Lady Shun Qing. I don't know how Her Majesty acquired it."

Prince Shun Qing nodded and said to Lady Shun Qing, "It might be a tribute. Your Highness, where did you keep it? I will order the servants to fetch it."

Lady Shun Qing smiled, "It is said that the carving is invaluable, so I put it in a concealed cabinet. Let Madam Chen fetch it." Then she beckoned to Madam Chen and ordered her to fetch the carving.

A few moments later, a box made from sandalwood was brought to the table. Lady Shun Qing took out the carving. But she frowned when she looked at it. "What's the matter with it? It seems there are bloodstains inside the carving."

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