Xian sheng was dizzy and didn’t know what Zhan Zhen had done behind his back. In the afternoon, the queen came to see him again and brought Zhan Yin.
She brought some appetizing fruit to Xian Sheng, and ate some with him while talking and laughing. When she left, she rushed over and nibbled on Xian Sheng’s face. She was scolded by the queen, and she was aggrieved. She opened the curtain and walked out of the inner room, and met her brother’s murderous gaze.
Zhan Yin’s heart flinched, and she shrank her neck subconsciously, ran out with her mother, and complained in a low voice: “My brother is really fierce recently…Will he bully sister-in-law again?”
The queen looked disgusted: “Look at how you, a girl dares to be so frivolous of his wife, you are lucky if he doesn’t kill you.”
The two of them walked away, Zhan Zhen opened the curtain and walked in. Xian Sheng was wiping the drool from his face. He was taken aback by his heavy eyes. Zhan Zhen brought water and raised his hand. Soaked the hand towel, and then walked towards him.
Xian Sheng moved backed, but he (ZZ) grabbed him (XS) and wiped his face severely.
“It hurts…” He frowned and pushed him. Zhan Zhen sat on the bed, looking at his blushed face, and said: “Since you are a man, you should learn to avoid taboos. A Yin is not yet married, so how proper is this?”
Xian Sheng was inexplicable, and said: “It was her who made a move at me first. Why are you blaming me?”
“If you didn’t seduce her, would she have done anything to you?”
Xian Sheng pursed his lips to look at him, and said after a while: “I’m tired and don’t want to quarrel with you.”
” Didn’t you have a good chat with my mother and sister just now? You begin to feel tired when you’re talking with your man and you still dare say you didn’t mean to seduce me?”
“I am now a woman, and my mother and sister came over to look at me. If I don’t see anyone, do you want me to pretend to be dead?”
“You should stay away from her, and you should avoid her if she rushes over.”
“She is so clever; how can I hide?”
Zhan Zhen was silent for a moment, “Are you thinking that if you can’t be my Crown Princess, then you can be Zhan Yin’s husband…?”
“Don’t be unreasonably!” Xian Sheng coughed and reached out to push him: “You must be my calamity, come to urge me to die.”
He didn’t have much strength. Zhan Zhen was still pushed slightly and stood up. He was displeased: “I said that you are my Crown Princess, so why would I want you to die?”
Xian Sheng didn’t want to pay attention to him. After a while, he was mad at Zhan zhen again.
He turned his face to cover his lips and coughed, Zhan Zhen’s heart tightened, and then softened his voice: “Qi Sile said that you worry too much. This is not good for your health. I know what you are worried about, but now that I have recognized you, as my crown Princess, I will never hurt your brother. I’ll let him come here just to let you two meet each other.”
“Stop pretending.” Xian Sheng said: “Forgive me for the sake of my face, Zhan Zhen, can you believe this if I were you?”
Zhan Zhen said frankly as always: “Why don’t you believe me? I originally married you because of your face, so why can’t I forgive you just because of your face?”
“You hate me so much in your heart that you want to kill me, but now you are just dormant. You said that killing me is not enough to solve the hate, so you will definitely kill the people I care about. By treating me well, you just want me to lower my guard and give me a fatal blow.”
Zhan Zhen: “…”
Can it be like this?
He was in a daze, and had to explain patiently: “What I said is the truth, Xian Sheng…you, you think too much. It’s not good for your body.”
“You go out.”
“This is our matrimonial room. Why should I go out?” Zhan Zhen frowned and sat on his wedding bed. Xian Sheng didn’t like his approach, so he moved inside. Zhan Zhen’s eyelids twitched, angered. He sat back to stay away from him and Said: “I don’t want you to die, this is the truth.”
Xian Sheng was silent, and Zhan Zhen felt angry, “How can I make you believe me?”
“I don’t believe you anyway.” Xian Sheng said lightly, “Don’t waste your words. my life and death have nothing to do with you.”
Zhan Zhen laughed: “I married you in exchange for ten cities. If you die, wouldn’t it be a big loss for me?”
Xian Sheng lowered his eyelashes and said after a while: “I’m sorry, but you should have known that I was not in good health.”
“If you die, the I will take back those ten cities.” Zhan Zhen said. Xian Sheng’s eyelashes moved slightly. The so-called retracting was actually a euphemism for raising troops.
He was not shy: “I have been in Great jin long enough to know why you retreated at that time. because Jin also needs to recuperate. so, you won’t rush to raise troops again anytime soon.”
“Really?” Zhan Zhen’s tone was gentle: “You have always stayed in the house and never went out. The news you get is from me, or from the folders on the table over there… Are you sure what you saw is not what I want you to see?”
Xian Sheng was taken aback for a moment and realized that Zhan Zhen was playing psychological warfare with him, but unfortunately, he couldn’t afford to gamble.
He looked at Zhan Zhen without saying a word, his thin eyebrows frowned again, and Zhan Zhen said: “I don’t like your sick appearance, and don’t want to carry you around every day. Therefore, I want you to take good care of yourself. Don’t bother me anymore.”
Xian Sheng thought, but didn’t answer for a long time.
“If you still don’t believe me, we can make a gentleman’s treaty.”
” The reason you gave is not enough. I don’t believe in making a treaty.”
Zhan Zhen felt ridiculous and he didn’t know what he was thinking.
His words made Zhan zhen feel very bad. He tried to think for a while, and said, “Do you remember the day when you sacrificed your ancestor? There are many pearls on your clothes.”
“Everyone in my family is narcissistic…” Zhan Zhen bit his tongue, swallowed his pride and said: “Father and mother are people who are very face-conscious, so am I. Although this matter can achieve the purpose of retaliating against you but I will still lose face. Even if I retaliates against the state of Liang, I will be called emperor in the future. I’m afraid I will inevitably be rebuked.”
This is very serious, because Xian Sheng has almost become a stain in his life.
Xian Sheng’s eyes flashed, and his expression was a little guilty: “Is that right…”
Zhan Zhen interrupted him and said sternly: “Although you are a liar, I’m is not a short-sighted person. Although by killing you, maybe I’ll able to resolve my anger but it will destroy the peace between the two countries and l’ll lose face. By comparison, it is naturally better for the two countries to marry and benefit from each other.”
Zhan Zhen looked open-minded, and Xian Sheng thought for a while. This is indeed reasonable, and there is a kind of appreciation but he didn’t know if it was true or false: “I never thought that His Highness is so clear and righteous. Xian Sheng is narrow minded.”
“You are not narrow-minded. You treat the belly of a gentleman with the heart of a villain (t/n ??).” Zhan Zhen not only convinced Xian Sheng, but he also convinced himself, ” being alone is nothing compared to the great righteousness of the country… ”
Xian Sheng concealed the emotion in his eyes, smiled slightly, and said, “Since your Royal Highness has said so, then make an agreement.”
Seeing that the sad look on his face finally disappeared, Zhan Zhen let go, got up, took a pen and paper, spread it out on a small table, and said, ” you honestly play my crown princess, as if nothing happened. The marriage continues. I will never touch your relatives in your country. Do you have any comments?”
Xian Sheng shook his head and watched him lower his head to write. Then he thought of something, and said, “Just acting, you and I are no longer be married.”
Zhan Zhen’s nibbled and sneered: “Do you think I’ll still miss your body?”
Xian Sheng was a little embarrassed, and said, “If you write it down, I will believe you.”
Zhan Zhen frowned and raised his pen, and said with dissatisfaction: ” but in this way, I will lose. You have peace in your family and country, and I don’t get anything.”
“You saved your face.”
“You’re the one who made me lose face, so naturally you’re the one who has to save it. This account cannot be calculated like that.”
Xian Sheng was silent for a while, and said in a low voice, “I am not in good health, if you have to…”
“I don’t want you.” Zhan Zhen interrupted him and said: “let this pass, if you lose, you lose. you have to promise me, to give me, if I want anything in the future.”
“…Except for the sex.” Xian Sheng whispered. Zhan Zhen had already said so. If he didn’t emphasis the matter, it would be as if he was expecting to have a sex with Zhan Zhen. Xian Sheng must also let him see his determination. You hate me, and I don’t want to see you. What’s more, for this kind of thing, the one who commits himself must be himself, and Xian Sheng knows his body, so naturally he can avoid it.
Zhan Zhen was inexplicably uncomfortable when this matter is stressed out, but the two people had already reached an agreement, so he wrote it down, saying: “In the future, you must keep a distance from Zhan Yin and the mother, and Qi Sile too, and the father emperor…..no , It should be all women and men. After all, your identity is special, it’s understandable, right?”
Xian Sheng nodded.
Zhan Zhen wrote it down, in duplicate, and said: “For the time being, let’s follow this first, if you think about anything it in the future, you can add it to this.”
He dried the ink, walked over and handed it to Xian Sheng, and told him to press his handprint. Xian Sheng collected it carefully, and his tone was light: “Today, my mother mentioned that when I get better, I should meet with all the ladies of the Jin country. this matter has indeed been delayed for a while.”
Zhan Zhen was overwhelmed: “Those women like to get together and talk, where ever you are you have to pay attention to discretion.”
“I will try my best.”
“Not just try your best, it’s necessary. They are all relatives of the ministers. If you seduce someone, I will lose face?”
“I won’t seduce them…” Xian Sheng was helpless: “Since the agreement has been made, I will naturally not turn back.”
“I don’t believe you.” Zhan Zhen said: ” in my opinion, don’t set up this banquet. Or, say you are ill and stay in the house. let my mother meet them instead.”
“…” Xian Sheng helplessly: “Then can you come tell the queen and see if she agrees.”
The relationship between the nobles in North jin is intricate. Every bride has to meet and get familiar with each other when they get married… This is a rule and a good opportunity for mutual understanding of information. What’s more, Xian Sheng has been dragging on for too long, and the queen eager to pull him out to show him to everyone. If Zhan Zhen went to talk, I was afraid that he would be scolded.
He gave Xian Sheng a serious look.
Xian Sheng didn’t care, and said: “This banquet is not a bad thing. They will definitely bring their unmarried daughters…”
Before he finished speaking, Zhan Zhen scolded: “Do you still want to hook up the unmarried girl?”
“…” Xian Sheng was too lazy to explain that he really didn’t mean to seduce anyone. He became weaker and weaker, and said: ” We now have a gentleman’s contract …It’s impossible to live a lifetime as a couple. You will need another companion in the future. I can’t help you in certain things (t/n lol babies), if I can take this opportunity to get you two concubines, it would be a good thing.”
He thought that he had considered Zhan Zhen very well, and when he looked up, he found that his face was getting more and more gloomy, and he reached out and probed Xian Sheng’s chest.
He was accustomed to seeing this guy’s rogue appearance, and subconsciously covered his collar to be vigilant, “What are you doing?”
“I just wanted to see, if you really have a heart.” (t/n lol poor Zhan Zhen)