Chapter Twenty-Three (Part 2 of 2)
Pei Jin bought many books for Yan Shi Ning.
The books were all about nature. In the last six days Yan Shi Ning did open the books and read. She read books about love stories hidden behind the nature books… it was troublesome being a prince’s wife, she couldn’t let other people see her reading love stories.
Yan Shi Ning was absorbed in another love story when she felt someone entered the chamber. She raised her head and saw Pei Jin was holding a cuju ball (Chinese football).
‘Wife, you can play with it,’ Pei Jin said.
Yan Shi Ning frowned at the cuju. What was she? A three-year-old?
‘What’s good about it?’ Yan Shi Ning asked.
Pei Jin feigned surprise. ‘Little lion, shouldn’t you be happy you get to hold a cuju?’
Yan Shi Ning wasn’t happy.
Pei Jin soothed the angry Yan Shi Ning. ‘Alright, I was teasing you. Messengers of the dressmaker Su delivered dresses here, come here and see the dresses.’
‘Why are there more dresses?’ Yan Shi Ning asked.
‘Didn’t I promise you there’ll be many more dresses?’ Pei Jin asked.
After Yan Shi Ning opened three big chests and two small chests, she was shocked to see many dresses, shoes, makeup and jewellery. Heavens! It was enough for her to wear for many years. Also, one glance and she knew they were all expensive.
More chests were brought into the chamber and Yan Shi Ning couldn’t restrain her shock.
‘Big brother, you’re insane!’ Yan Shi Ning said.
Pei Jin laughed. ‘It’s hard to be insane a few times while alive.’
Yan Shi Ning couldn’t believe what she saw. In her memories Pei Jin was an excessively frugal person. In the past if he wanted to buy dried dates, he would trick her to use her money to buy dried dates. So his sudden generosity made her suspicious a demon possessed his body.
Yan Shi Ning admitted that everything inside the chests were beautiful… until she opened a chest of undergarments and her face turned red. They were too thin and would expose too much skin. If a person wore them, it would be the same if they didn’t wear undergarments.
‘Big brother, why did you buy… them?’ Yan Shi Ning asked.
Pei Jin looked innocently at Yan Shi Ning. ‘It’s not my fault. I asked the dressmaker to choose the best fabrics. I didn’t know the fabric quality would be this good.’
Pei Jin’s heart laughed happily. He asked the dressmaker to choose the thinnest fabrics to make Yan Shi Ning’s undergarments. After seeing them, he was satisfied the fabrics were thinner than his expectations.
Yan Shi Ning saw the bright gleam in Pei Jin’s eyes and she realised he was the one who instructed what fabrics to use. How could such a person exist? Her heart cursed him, ‘if you want to buy them then buy as many as you want. There’s nothing you can do if it’s not worn.’
Pei Jin’s heart saw through Yan Shi Ning’s heart, ‘It’ll be hard for them to not to be worn.’
That night Yan Shi Ning was weary while she was bathing. Indeed that person came to watch her bathe like he did the other nights. She slowly lowered her body under the flowers petals and ignored him.
Pei Jin was a little disappointed only Yan Shi Ning’s head was visible above the flower petals. But his purpose that night wasn’t to see a spring scenery. He clasped his hands behind his back and circled the bath tub once and he silently returned to the bed.
Yan Shi Ning was suspicious. Usually Pei Jin would tease her while she was bathing. But that night he changed his habit.
‘Wife, I’m going to the calligraphy room,’ Pei Jin said. ‘I forgot I left something there.’
Yan Shi Ning pouted her lips. Who would care about where that person wanted to go?
After the water turned cold, Yan Shi Ning wanted to get out of the bath tub. She reached for her clothes… they were gone!
Yan Shi Ning remembered earlier Pei Jin walked suspiciously around the bath tub while hiding his hands behind his back… he took her clothes and replaced them with the thin undergarments.
Yan Shi Ning gritted her teeth. Her heart wanted to curse and whip him a hundred times, ‘Pei Jin, you scoundrel!’
Yan Shi Ning didn’t wear the undergarments. She got out of the bath tub and ran to the bed since Pei Jin was in the calligraphy room.
Unfortunately Pei Jin was lying on the bed and smiling lecherously at Yan Shi Ning.
‘Wife, why are you dressed like this?’ Pei Jin asked. ‘Do you want to seduce your husband? But your husband is a gentleman.’
End of Chapter Twenty-Three (Part 2 of 2)