Pei Xuan didn’t talk much along the way. He looked at Su Tang who hadn’t had a good rest, and could tell that she was feeling lethargic and was in a super bad temper. If yesterday she had been feeling amused by teasing him, today she was too tired to be in the mood to even do that.
Pei Xuan was only a bit sheltered, he wasn’t stupid. Moreover, he had only just come into contact with Su Tang and this was the first time he had met a girl with such a character. That, coupled with the fact that Su Tang really didn’t play her cards in accordance with reason, and the result was that he was tricked and teased a bit.
However, when Pei Xuan saw Jiang Hong calling out but not getting any response, he suddenly felt a bit worried. He jumped down from his horse and said, “Get out of the way!”
With that, he went forward and pulled the door to the carriage open, and his worry was quickly put down when he saw inside, where the girl had her eyes closed and was sleeping peacefully.
As it turned out, shortly after Su Tang finished making the clothes she had finally relaxed. Plus, she hadn’t slept much the night before, so her eyes had slipped shut and she directly fell asleep.
Pei Xuan climbed into the carriage and then gently picked up the person inside and carried her down. He saw Niu’er and Jiang Hong were still standing around in front of the inn and frowned. He said in a low voice, “What are you two doing still standing there foolishly? Quickly lead the horses away and find a room.”
For fear of waking Su Tang, Pei Xuan had deliberately lowered his voice. Niu’er snapped to his senses and hurriedly led the horses to the stables attached to the inn. Meanwhile, Jiang Hong sent a worried look at the scene of Pei Xuan holding Su Tang in his arms.
Although Su Tang was still young, she was already nine years old. Meanwhile, Pei Xuan was still a 15-year-old boy. And, after all, there were differences between men and women. Moreover, Jiang Hong had seen that their young miss had a good relationship with the young master from the Luo family, and probably it wouldn’t be good if Second Young Master Luo heard that Su Tang had been held by another young man like this.
“This…” All this ran through Jiang Hong’s mind and, finally, he bravely opened his mouth and wanted to say that it would be more in line with propriety if he woke the young miss up and let her walk inside herself.
However, as soon as he opened his mouth, he felt the young man’s cold glare land on his body and heard Pei Xuan say: “Hurry up.”
The frosty aura he projected as he spoke was really worthy of such a noble young master, and Jiang Hong really didn’t dare to say anything more. Instead, he turned around and hurriedly went inside to rent a courtyard from the attendant behind the desk at the inn.
Pei Xuan took Su Tang to a room within the newly rented courtyard with Su Tang in his arms. He set her down on the kang bed, covered her with a quilt, and then closed the door from the outside.
Su Tang slept very sweetly and only woke up in the afternoon. As soon as she opened her eyes and looked at the strange ceiling above her, she seemed to have the illusion that she had transmigrated once again. But she was quickly brought back to reality when the orange cat’s big face appeared in front of her eyes.
She quickly changed her clothes and left the room. She immediately saw Pei Xuan sitting in the courtyard outside, sitting at a table with a chessboard in front of him. The young man had his head bowed and was picking up and laying down the chess pieces with his slender and beautiful fingers, only pausing occasionally to ponder his next move.
There was a half-empty cup of tea in the teacup on the table next to him. However, it seemed to have been left out for too long, because the rising heat had long disappeared. Clearly, it was rare for Pei Xuan to have such a quiet and leisurely afternoon.
Pei Xuan had changed into a set of black clothing. His new clothes were obviously ready-made clothes that he bought for himself while Su Tang was sleeping. It was easy to tell because they were a bit too big and didn’t fit well on his body in some places.
However, the slightly ill-fitting clothes only made the young man’s jade-like skin and noble temperament even more apparent.
People who practiced martial arts were all more sensitive and alert when compared with ordinary people, so even though Pei Xuan seemed to be engrossed in his chess game, he heard it immediately when Su Tang opened the door.
He looked back and saw that the little girl looked a bit disheveled. Her hair was still tied up into two buns, but they seemed a bit messy and uneven and, because she had just woken up, she hadn’t put her usual two white velvet flowers in them. She was also wearing a new outfit, a black cloak over a white dress, and he felt it made her look like a little sapling, plain, yet sturdy and upright.
“You’re awake?” Pei Xuan asked.
Su Tang sat opposite him and nodded, “En, thank you!”
Su Tang thanked him because, when she had woken up just now and found herself inside an inn room, she knew that Pei Xuan was the one who had brought her in. Jiang Hong, her servant, and Niu’er, who was a hired carriage driver, naturally wouldn’t have dared to make such a decision. If those two were the only ones there when they found Su Tang was asleep, they would definitely choose to wake her up and let her walk over to the room herself.
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