A solemn atmosphere shrouded the imperial city.
Everyone at Pei Jin’s manor hid their joy.
There were no red flowers, no firecrackers and no red wedding decorations. Everyone at Pei Jin’s manor only changed into new clothes and ate a simple wedding banquet together.
In the evening Bei Dou and Xiao Tu were escorted to their chamber.
When Bei Dou was about to step into the chamber, Pei Jin pulled him back.
‘Do you know how to do it?’ Pei Jin asked softly.
Pei Jin feared the innocent Bei Dou wouldn’t know how to do it.
‘Don’t forget I’m a physician,’ Bei Dou said.
‘I wish you a happy night!’ Pei Jin said.
‘Um,’ Bei Dou said.
Bei Dou stepped into the chamber but Pei Jin pulled him back again.
‘Are you certain you understand what to do?’ Pei Jin asked.
Bei Dou looked suspiciously at Pei Jin then Bei Dou strode into the chamber.
Bei Dou carefully checked the windows and doors were locked properly then he stepped toward the bed.
Bei Dou’s heart pounded the moment he saw the veiled Xiao Tu on the bed. He waited for his heart to calm a little then he sat on the bed next to her and he stared at the floor for a while.
Bei Dou’s hands began fiddling. He didn’t know what to do next because it wasn’t written in the medical books that he studied.
Xiao Tu slowly moved closer toward Bei Dou and she stretched out her hand in the direction of his hand. He thought she was a daring demoness and his hesitations disappeared. He pushed her onto the bed and pulled off her red veil… except the face of the person below his body wasn’t Xiao Tu!
‘Ah!’ Xiao Zai cried out.
Pei Jin kicked opened the locked door, entered the chamber and saw Xiao Zai was crying.
‘Ninth prince, save me!’ Xiao Zai begged.
A while later Xiao Zai was exchanged for Xiao Tu and Bei Dou finally calmed down a little. But Bei Dou still glared at Pei Jin like Pei Jin was his biggest enemy.
Pei Jin was smiling because Bei Dou tasted what it was like to have other people interfere during a good night.
‘It’s not that I didn’t let you do it,’ Pei Jin teased. ‘But it wasn’t the right time to do it.’
Pei Jin silently cursed Bei Dou, ‘you dare to lie I needed to wait a year!’
Bei Dou didn’t want to admit that he shouldn’t have teased Pei Jin in the past.
Pei Jin waited for Bei Dou to close the door then he turned around to look at Xiao Zai.
‘Ninth prince, you’re too cruel,’ Xiao Zai sulked. ‘What happens if Gentleman Bei didn’t take off the veil but continued to undress me?’
Pei Jin patted Xiao Zai’s shoulder. ‘Then you can enjoy being undressed and what happens afterward.’
Xiao Zai was speechless at Pei Jin’s way of comforting another person.
Inside the chamber Bei Dou was satisfied it was Xiao Tu on the bed next to him. But he didn’t know what to do next.
‘Tonight is our wedding night,’ Bei Dou said.
‘Yes,’ Xiao Tu said.
‘We should sleep early tonight,’ Bei Dou said.
‘Yes,’ Xiao Tu said.
Xiao Tu began to take off her clothes.
Bei Dou panicked. ‘Xiao Tu, what are you doing?’
‘Gentleman Bei, don’t you take off your clothes before you sleep?’ Xiao Tu asked calmly.
Bei Dou was speechless.
Bei Dou and Xiao Tu took off their clothes and they laid straight under the same blanket.
Bei Dou smelt Xiao Tu’s body scent and his body stiffened. He recited in his head one hundred times that a spring night was more precious than thousands of silver taels.
Bei Dou dared to look at Xiao Tu’s face of anticipation.
‘Gentleman Bei, you can’t sleep?’ Xiao Tu asked.
‘Um,’ Bei Dou said.
Bei Dou didn’t know why his body felt hot.
Xiao Tu widened her eyes. ‘Then we should have a wedding night.’
Bei Dou was startled speechless. He thought Xiao Tu was a direct woman.
Xiao Tu leaned her face closer to Bei Dou’s face.
Xiao Tu was only wearing her thin undergarments. If Bei Dou looked down then he could see her bare slender legs and her soft chest, his whole body stiffened. Her lips touched his lips and his soul flew away.
In that moment Bei Dou heard strange thump noises beneath the bed. He turned his head around and saw Xiao Hui got out from underneath the bed.
Xiao Hui stood and brushed dust off his clothes. ‘Ninth prince asked me to come here to tell you when it’s the middle of the tiger hour you should sleep early.’
Xiao Hui unlocked the window and escaped the chamber before Bei Dou could slice him into pieces.
Bei Dou unlocked the door and he saw Pei Jin was smiling brightly.
‘Gentleman Bei, it’s late,’ Pei Jin said. ‘What are you doing here?’
‘Pei-Jin!’ Bei Dou said through gritted teeth.
‘Gentleman Bei, it’s your wedding night,’ Pei Jin said. ‘You don’t need to be this stern.’
Pei Jin looked carefully at the sword in Bei Dou’s hand then he ran away.
‘Gentleman Bei, if you want to say anything then you can say it calmly,’ Pei Jin said. ‘Don’t ruin your wedding night by wielding a sword.’
Xiao Hui and Xiao Zai hid behind a wall nearby and they quietly watched Pei Jin who was being chased by the sword wielding Bei Dou.
‘Should we help ninth prince?’ Xiao Hui asked.
‘Why should I help ninth prince?’ Xiao Zai asked. ‘If it wasn’t ninth prince who persuaded me to tease Gentleman Bei then I wouldn’t be tossed outside the chamber. My bottom is still numb… Xiao Hui my bottom hurts. Can you help me massage my bottom?’
‘Do you want to die?’ Xiao Hui asked.
‘Confess, why did you agree to help ninth prince tease Gentleman Bei?’ Xiao Zai asked.
Xiao Hui coughed. ‘The moon tonight is bright and full!’
Xiao Zai looked up at the moon. ‘What bright full moon? It’s a new moon!’
Xiao Hui would never confess Pei Jin promised he wouldn’t separate him and Xiao Zai if he helped Pei Jin tease Bei Dou.
Inside the chamber, Bei Dou checked everywhere thoroughly and he returned to the bed. But he heard Xiao Tu’s steady snoring!
Bei Dou tossed and turned on the bed. What wedding night? His wife was happily sleeping while he couldn’t sleep.
A while later Bei Dou saw Xiao Tu was about to wake up so he laid still and closed his eyes. But he didn’t hear any sounds.
‘Gentleman Bei, you can’t sleep?’ Xiao Tu asked.
‘No,’ Bei Dou said.
‘Do you want to have a wedding night?’ Xiao Tu asked.
Bei Dou widened his eyes. ‘Um’
Xiao Tu nodded and leaned her face closer to Bei Dou’s face.
Bei Dou held Xiao Tu’s shoulders. ‘Let me.’
Xiao Tu obediently laid on the bed. ‘Ninth prince’s wife said there’s a possibility you don’t know what to do and she advised me to take the initiative.’
Bei Dou was frustrated why others thought he didn’t know what to do. He gently licked Xiao Tu’s soft and fragrant lips.
Xiao Tu opened her eyes. ‘Gentleman Bei, do you know how to kiss?’
Bei Dou was confused, he thought he was kissing Xiao Tu’s lips.
‘Gentleman Bei, you need to insert your tongue inside my mouth,’ Xiao Tu said.
Xiao Tu pulled Bei Dou’s neck down, she kissed him and inserted her tongue inside his mouth.
‘Like this,’ Xiao Tu said.
‘Xiao Tu, who taught you?’ Bei Dou asked.
‘Ninth prince’s wife taught me,’ Xiao Tu said.
Bei Dou almost fell off the bed. The Pei Jin and Yan Shi Ning pair was capable of being concerned about anything!
Bei Dou dismissed thoughts about the rotten pair. His thoughts were consumed by Xiao Tu’s sweet mouth, taking off her undergarments and her soft naked body.
Bei Dou sucked Xiao Tu’s breasts like a newborn drinking milk.
‘Gentleman Bei, be gentle… it hurts,’ Xiao Tu said.
Bei Dou raised his head and kissed Xiao Tu’s lips. He positioned himself between her legs but no matter how he pushed himself forward to death, he couldn’t enter inside her.
Bei Dou knew Xiao Tu was in pain but he didn’t stop pushing himself forward. He didn’t know why he couldn’t enter inside her like what was written in the medical books.
Outside the chamber Pei Jin and Yan Shi Ning were concerned about the lack of sounds.
‘Pei Jin, do you think he knows what to do?’ Yan Shi Ning asked.
‘Indeed he doesn’t know what to do,’ Pei Jin said.
‘Do you need to call him outside to give him instructions?’ Yan Shi Ning asked.
‘No, it’s late,’ Pei Jin said. ‘Let’s go back to our chamber.’
End of Chapter Fifty-Six
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)