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Liu Ruixue couldn’t help but frown. Her eyes turned red as she was silent for two minutes. She decided to ask, “You’er, tell me the truth. Do you like Taizi?”
Zi You knew then that the rumors between her and Taizi had hurt Liu Ruixue.
Zi You didn’t even hesitate and immediately and firmly replied, “I don’t like him. Xue jiejie, don’t believe those rumors. I have never thought about marrying into the imperial family, whether it is Taizi, Third Wangzi, or Shizi. I didn’t even want to have any association with Duke Yongnan Shizi. If I wasn’t trying to avoid the others, I wouldn’t have become engaged to him.”
“So you really became engaged to him because……” Liu Ruixue looked sympathetically at Zi You. She looked guilty.
Zi You lightly smiled and said softly, “Don’t feel guilty. This has nothing to do with you. Even without your engagement to Taizi, I still won’t marry Taizi. Actually, I don’t want to marry anyone. I just want to stay by grandfather’s side and protect him and uncle from harm. I am someone who may go to battlefield at any moment. How can I stay in an inner courtyard and fight for favor with so many women?”
Liu Ruixue’s wide eyes stared at her in disbelief. She shook her head and tried to persuade her, “But that’s not realistic. You’er, do you think that if you marry Duke Yongnan Shizi, he will really be wholeheartedly devoted to you and love only you? You’er, you cannot easily believe in men.
“Although Zhao HongXiang signed an agreement, but if you want to rely on a piece of paper to control him, then it’s too naïve. I don’t know whether he will marry concubines in the future. But I don’t know if you know that Duke Yongnan got rid of Zhao HongXiang’s four tongfang yatous and sold them to the brothels after you became engaged to him.”
Liu Ruixue continued, “Zhao HongXiang is only fifteen years old this year, but already have four tongfang yatous. Can you guarantee that such a lecherous person will allow you to go to the battlefield? Or that he would be faithful to only you? You’er, if it’s like this, you might as well marry Taizi. We sisters can be companions. How about it?”
“Taizi wanted you to persuade me, right?” At this point, Zi You suddenly understood. She knew why Liu Ruixue looked indifferent at the thought of marrying Taizi now.
No matter which woman, if right before she was about to marry, her fiancé wanted her to persuade her sister to marry him too, if she didn’t feel anything, then the woman either loved him to the point where he could do no wrong or her brain was missing.
Liu Ruixue was surprised. She didn’t think that Zi You was so clever and suddenly guessed the reason.
Zi You was correct. Taizi did indeed want her to persuade Zi You on this matter. When Liu Ruixue thought of how Taizi used the gentlest attitude to say the most heartless words, she felt that her heart was sliced with a knife and her eyes couldn’t help but redden.