Chapter 66          Relieve Pain

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It was late at night, and the prince’s mansion was very quiet.
Since Huo Xu was grounded, the whole mansion had been covered with a layer of haze.

In the bedroom, Shen Qingyan sat on the soft bed with a slight frown.                                              

Lu Ying just went to get the rose syrup, but how could it take her so long?

Suddenly, her eyelids twitched, and her whole heart jumped.
She got out of the bed hastily and walked towards the door quickly.

Walking along the long corridor and passing the tearoom around the corner, she heard several muffled whimpering sounds.
Shen Qingyan’s heart trembled, and she pushed the door open with force.

The smell of wine made her stomach roll, but she did not care, because she saw Huo Xu pressing Lu Ying on the tea table, and the tea sets were scattered on the ground messily.

Shen Qingyan rushed forward and pushed the drunk Huo Xu away with all her might, and then saw Lu Ying with messy hair, the clothes on her body were torn apart, revealing the thin innerwear, and there were faint red pinch marks on her shoulder and wrists.

“Master…” Lu Ying burst into tears, her voice quavered, and she could hardly speak.

Shen Qingyan helped her up, gathered her clothes together, and protected Lu Ying behind her.

At this time, Huo Xu also staggered to his feet.
His face was flushed red, and his feet staggered a few more steps, which obviously showed that he was already drunk.

Shen Qingyan’s hands trembled with anger.
She took a step forward and raise her hand to slap his face with full force.

“Pa…”

A heavy slap sounded and it dispelled Huo Xu’s drunkenness at the same time.
Because he was unprepared, his face was flung to the side, and he had an unbelievable expression when he turned his face back.
But soon, he recovered, and his flushed face showed a little more anger.

Perhaps he was driven by his drunkenness, he stretched out his hand to grab Shen Qingyan’s neck and shouted angrily, “Slut! You dare to hit me?”

An extremely angry person had no weight under their hand.
Shen Qingyan was clutched so hard that she was breathless and could only speak while hammering his arm, “Let go, let go of me! You actually did this… this kind of bastard thing.
Don’t tell me that I…”

Can’t hit you?

But the fingers on her neck tightened gradually, making it impossible for her to finish her words.

Upon seeing this, Lu Ying was so frightened that her whole heart was a mess.
She stepped forward to break Huo Xu’s fingers, and began to plead, “I beg Your Highness to let go of my master.
Please, please…”

Her master’s face turned red due to suffocation, and if this went on… Lu Ying did not dare to think about it anymore and could only desperately beg him to let go of her master.

“Get out!” Huo Xu raised his hand to push her away and Lu Ying was pushed to the ground by his hand.
Thus Huo Xu’s hand eventually moved away from Shen Qingyan’s neck.

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“Cough, cough…” Shen Qingyan bowed slightly, panting and coughing, the suffocation in her chest gradually eased.

Seeing her distressed appearance, Huo Xu finally became a little sober.
He looked down at his palm, and then looked at Shen Qingyan’s neck, the fingerprints on it were clearly visible.
Some guilt emerged in his heart, but the slight pain from his left face suppressed this little bit of guilt.

“She’s just a maid.
So what if I let her be my bedwarmer?” Huo Xu’s lips curled into a casual low smile, with contempt and sarcasm in his tone.

Shen Qingyan, who had just calmed down, felt gloomy again when she heard this.
She stared at Huo Xu and raised her voice.

“Don’t even think about it!”

Hearing this, Huo Xu lowered his face and laughed sarcastically.
He originally just wanted to scare her as he did not like such a vulgar maid.
However, he drank a little bit more wine today, happened to run into her in the corridor, and smelled the strong aroma of rose syrup in her hand that hooked his restless mind.

However, Shen Qingyan’s attitude made him very angry.

How dared she slap him for the sake of a mere maid?

Slut!
What a jealous woman!

Lu Ying stood up from the ground and caught a glimpse of Huo Xu’s eyes flashed with hostility.
Her heart tightened, and hurriedly pulled Shen Qingyan’s sleeve, “Master, let it be…”

She was terrified that if Huo Xu was really ruthless to her master… who else could come to save her master?

Huo Xu was most annoyed by the woman’s crying appearance, so he waved his hand to drive people away impatiently, “Go out!”

Shen Qingyan took Lu Ying into consideration and did not make unnecessary arguments and entanglements with Huo Xu, so she turned around and left angrily.

Looking at her resolute back, Huo Xu leaned his forehead against the soft chair.
The headache caused by drunkenness made him irritable.

His heart was filled with remorse.
Every step he took since returning to Great Qi seemed to be wrong.
If time could be reversed, he would definitely not marry Shen Qingyan, let alone let Zhizhi marry Huo Du.

Zhizhi, Zhizhi… Whenever he thought of his Zhizhi, his heart was always aching.
How long would it take for Zhizhi to return to him?

He missed her so much, so much, as if a piece of his heart was missing, and it hurt so badly.

After Lu Ying changed her clothes, she brought the ointment and squatted down beside the bed with red eyes.
She looked at the red and swollen five fingerprints on her master’s neck, choking and sobbing, “I’m not good.
If it wasn’t for me, you wouldn’t be…”

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“What does it have to do with you?” Shen Qingyan interrupted her and wiped the tears from the corners of her eyes with a white handkerchief, “I’m the one who got you involved.
If you didn’t follow me, how could you suffer such grievance.”

Fortunately, she arrived in time, and Huo Xu had not yet had time to do anything.
But an innocent girl’s clothes were torn apart by a man.
How much of a shadow would such a thing have on her?

Lu Ying had followed her since she was a child and had already reached marriageable age.
Before she got married, Shen Qingyan knew that Lu Ying and Li Chu, the attendant in the mansion, were in love with each other.
She wanted to help her settle the marriage, but Lu Ying was worried that she would alone after married and that there was no useful person around her, so she insisted on following her to take care of her.

In this way, it delayed her.
Today, she almost lost her innocence.

“No, no, you must not blame yourself.
You’ve suffered enough grievances.”

Lu Ying bit her lip as she never imagined that the famous Third Prince was such a beast!

“Tomorrow morning, you will go back to the Prime Minister’s Mansion, and I will write a letter to my father.
I have already instructed the housekeeper to prepare your dowry long ago.
In the future, you will continue to work in the Prime Minister’s Mansion and live a good life with Li Chu.”

“No!” Lu Ying said anxiously and shook her head vigorously, “I won’t leave!”

How could she leave her master in such a situation? In case… In case the Third Prince went crazy again one day, what should her master do?

Looking at Lu Ying’s pale face, Shen Qingyan’s heart suddenly sank.
A lot of thoughts flashed through her head, including giving up, resigning to fate, and grievance… But more than that was the irreconciliation.

“Lu Ying, bring the writing brush and ink.”

Finally, Shen Qingyan took a deep breath and got out of the bed with firmness and determination in her eyes.

Today’s event was really a wake-up call for her, and she could not sit still anymore.
Otherwise, not only her, but the people around her would fall into such dire straits.

A heavy snowstorm at night covered everything in a layer of silver-white.
But the warm sun followed shortly and decorated the silver snow with golden color.

In the pharmacy of the Taizi Mansion, there were some low trembling voices.

“Are you done… done yet?”

Huo Du could not help but smile when he saw Le Zhi holding his arms tightly with both hands and not daring to look at him, “Turn around.”

Hearing the sound, Le Zhi’s stiff neck turned her head slowly.
But her eyes were still half squinted, and she did not dare to fully open them.
The tip of her heart could not help but tremble until a light flash passed from the knife in Huo Du’s hand dazzled her eyes and she opened her eyes completely.

Seeing that he had not made an incision yet, her heart was tugged again, and her brows tightened even more.

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Because of Huo Du’s careful care, he had almost exhausted his internal strength.
In just six days, malaria in her body was really cured.
It was just that she had just recovered from a serious illness, and her body was very weak, she needed to nurse her health properly.

However, Le Zhi was anxious.
Six days had passed, and the snow bone lotus had to be medicated within four days.
Under her urging, Huo Du quickly made the medicine.

However, making the medicine was not difficult, but the process of regrowing bones was the difficult part.

If a person who had broken a bone and wanted to recover as before, he must use a knife to cut the old wound again and then put the medicine to it.
The snow bone lotus let the broken bones regrow into new bones.

After repeating the incision three times and putting the medicine three times, the new bone could only grow properly.

Just listening to it, Le Zhi’s hands and feet were cold due to fright.

Such a method must be very painful, right?

Huo Du knew what she was thinking and did not want her to accompany him from the beginning, but she insisted on following no matter what he said.
He had no choice but to let her watch from the side.

But when he had all the tools ready and was ready to make the incision, she did not dare to look at it and still held his arm tightly, making it impossible for him to start.

Clingy and timid.

“Don’t look.
Just go back to the bedroom and have a rest.”

“I won’t!” Le Zhi’s small face was wilting, unsure if it was because of illness or because of nervousness and worry.
She lowered her eyes and continued to mutter, “I’m not leaving…”

“Then…” Seeing that she did not mean to let go of her hands, Huo Du chuckled, “This brother will not be healed?”

“How can that be!” Le Zhi raised her eyes anxiously, bit her lip and put her hands down, frowned, and asked, “Have you taken the pain-relieving purple pill?”

Huo Du stared at the panic in her eyes and reached out to touch her head.

She already asked this question three times.

“Afraid I’ll get hurt?” He stroked her black hair downward and rested his hand on the back of her neck.

Then why don’t you kiss me?

With their eyes looking at each other, Le Zhi saw some obvious meaning in his burning eyes.

What time is it! How come this man is always not serious?

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“Do it quickly.” Le Zhi pulled his restless hand off and said softly, “I won’t bother you anymore.”

Huo Du did not say a word, only raised his eyes, and the peach blossom eyes flashed a little dissatisfaction.

Not even a kiss.
Really stingy.

A light flashed past, but Le Zhi still did not dare to look directly.
She turned her head slightly and glanced at it from the corner of her eye.
The red blood was dripping, the air was filled with the smell of blood, and her fingertips trembled along with her heart.

After an unknown amount of time, she only felt that the blood in her whole body seemed to have frozen.

“I’m done.”

Hearing Huo Du’s words, Le Zhi hurriedly turned her head and looked straight at his leg, which was wrapped with thick gauze to cover the wound as much as possible.
Only a few drops of blood remained on the ground.

She raised her eyes to take a closer look at Huo Du’s expression.
Although there was a faint smile on his face, his pale face and the fine sweat on his forehead could not deceive anyone.

He must be in pain.
It hurts so much.

Tears welled up at the end of her eyes, and she suddenly felt pain.
Her heart felt like it was being torn apart, and it hurt so much.

“I usually look quite courageous.” Huo Du hooked his lips, and his tone was as usual.
His black eyes were deep, with a tenderness that could not be concealed, “It doesn’t hurt…”

He was only halfway through his words, and a pair of soft hands held his face, making him stop talking.
Before he could realize what she was going to do, his lips were warm-up, and her eyelashes were close by.

His cold lips were gradually covered with warmth, Huo Du raised his arms around her slender waist and kissed her back intensively.

Originally, he just wanted to lie to her and tell her that it did not hurt, but now it really did not hurt anymore.

Sure enough.
Her kisses do relieve the pain.

The author has something to say:
Dog Xu: I really miss, really miss, really, really miss Zhizhi…
Du: In the middle of kissing, do not disturb.
(Shaking his legs)
Zhi: Are you sure your leg is okay? (It won’t be broken by you again, right? )

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