Chapter 216: Calamity
He reached out his jade-liked hand to Murong Xue, and there were two dark brown pills lying still in his palm.
He knew that she did not like medical decoction, so he specially asked his subordinates to make them into pills. Unexpectedly, they came in handy today!
Although the pills were a little bitter, they were much better than the bitter decoction. Murong Xue took a long sign of relief and stared at Ouyang Shaochen with displeasure. Why not tell her earlier that there were pills?
She took a pill and put it into her mouth. Murong Xue frowned at the bitter taste, and she did not savor it anymore but swallowed the pill directly. Then she stretched out for the glass of warm water in Ouyang Shaochen’s hand and took a few sips, diluting the bitterness in her mouth.
The breeze blew into the room through the half-opened window, bringing a faint stream of hot air. Murong Xue felt a bit cold and uncomfortable still. She felt limb and weak, and her eyelids were too heavy, making it hard for her to open her eyes.
“You’d better have a rest for a while. I will call you when we are ready to have dinner.” Ouyang Shaochen said lightly, gently helped her lie in bed, and then pulled the thin quilt to cover her body.
“Fine!” Murong Xue nodded stiffly and closed her eyes. She did not sleep well last night and drain her strength largely just now. She was also running a high fever, so she really needed to rest.
After a while, there was a sound of steady breathing coming from the bed. Ouyang Shaochen watched her face with a smile on his face. He carefully tucked her in again and caressed her forehead with his jade-liked hand, finding that her body temperature had turned lower.
The almost inaudible wind came through, and a purple slender figure suddenly appeared in the room!
Ouyang Shaochen sat by the bed and did not even glance at him before he said indifferently: “To what do I owe the pleasure?”
Hearing his casual tone, Ye Yichen frowned. “I came here for Murong Xue.”
“And then you will take her back to that mansion, gouge her eyes out to replace Qin Yuyan’s.” Ouyang Shaochen interrupted unceremoniously with slight contempt in his obsidian-like eyes!
Ye Yichen immediately denied: “No.”
“If not, you wouldn’t have guided Xue’er into that mansion and let those guards chase her.” Ouyang Shaochen glanced at him with undisguised contempt and disdain in his eyes.
Ye Yichen turned sullen and he snapped: “Ouyang Shaochen, mind your own business.”
“Why would I bother if it weren’t for your mean and despicable ways of treating Xue?” Ouyang Shaochen leered at him with contempt. Ye Yichen was famous for his outstanding military achievements, while the only reason that he knew Ye was Murong Xue. Even their first encounter a few years ago was because of her.
“It’s noisy.” Murong Xue vaguely heard the quarrel, but she could not open her eyes due to her heavy eyelids. She frowned and murmured discontentedly. Then she pulled the quilt to cover her ears and unconsciously fell asleep again.
The flush on Murong Xue’s small face were gradually disappeared along with the fever. Her looked slightly pale and her long eyelashes were like butterfly wings, casting shadows on her eyelids. Seeing her calm and quiet sleeping face, Ye Yichen’s expression turned gloomy.
Ouyang Shaochen was the first one she could ever think of when bad things happen. Even her sleep was sound when staying in Ouyang Shaochen’s room and lying in his bed.
Ouyang Shaochen leaned gently to block Ye Yichen’s vision, saying indifferently: “Xue’er got injured and she’s running a high fever. She will live in my mansion recently. There is no need for Prince Jing to care about her. Please go back!” He did not intend to talk much with Ye Yichen and Xue’er thought it was noisy, so he intended to expel Ye Yichen instantly.
Ye Yichen stood still, and then gave Ouyang Shaochen a piercing stare. It seemed he wanted to see through him and Murong Xue behind him.
“So? Do you still plan to sacrifice Xue’er by all means in order to let your lover recover her sight?” Ouyang Shaochen looked at Ye Yichen with undisguised irony flashing in his dark eyes.
“I never meant to sacrifice her.” Ye Yichen looked gloomy, stressing each word.
“Does Prince Jing think it is fair to gouge out the eyes of Xue’er and let her pay your debt? And then you will marry her and take care of her for the rest of your life. Is that loving her or cherishing her?”
“The way that Prince Jing loves someone is too special for others to compliment. Normal girls would be too frightened to accept your passionate love.”
The undisguised sarcastic voice of Ouyang Shaochen floated in the air, making Ye Yichen frown. He just wanted Yuyan to recover her sight so that she could return to Mo Bei. As for Xue’er, he could take care of her for the whole life. In this way, all of them could get happiness. Wasn’t it a good way to satisfy both sides? Why did she object so vehemently?
“Prince Jing, it’s too late now, you should go back!” Seeing Ye Yichen standing still and thinking about something with his gloomy eyes, Ouyang Shaochen frowned and unceremoniously ordered his guest to leave.
Ye Yichen looked somber and looked up slowly to Ouyang Shaochen, stressing the words: “Ouyang Shaochen, I like Xue’er. I will never give up easily.”
Ouyang Shaochen sneered with disdain, “It’s better if Prince Jing solves the matter of Qin Yuyan first!”
A rumbling sound rang, and the houses of the mansion trembled slightly and there were flames rising to the sky in the northwest.
Ye Yichen’s raised his alarm, for that was the direction of Yuyan’s house!
He looked askance at Ouyang Shaochen with coldness bursting out from his piercing eyes, “Ouyang Shaochen, what have you done?”
“Why doesn’t Prince Jing go back and see for yourself?” Ouyang Shaochen replied with insouciance.
Ye Yichen glanced at Murong Xue who was lying in bed, and then turned to look at the blaze in the northwest. He slightly narrowed his eyes when he carefully weighed the pros and cons. After that, he waved his sleeves, turned around and walked out in strides without looking back.
Ouyang Shaochen sneered. He had engaged with Murong Xue ten years ago and was absolutely a step ahead. But he did not know how to cherish her and even pushed her away mercilessly. Now he still wanted to keep her in such a despicable way despite what he had done to her. How stupid!
He would never allow Ye Yichen to get close to Xue’er! This ignorant little girl could only belong to him.
Under the golden sunshine, the blazing fire was burning and the flame almost engulfed the whole mansion. Maids and servants were carrying buckets of water and pouring it towards the fire. But it was dried in the blink of an eye and didn’t help at all.