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Shangguan Lingluo mockingly looked around. “What if neither you nor Bengong can attract one hundred birds?”
Zi You sneered. She replied calmly, “How can we know the results before we compete? Gongzhu should settle her heart and start playing the zither.”
Shangguan Lingluo got angry. She glared fiercely at Zi You. She swept her skirt and sat down in front of the zither. The beautiful melody of “Lotus Charm” immediately spread throughout the garden.
Shangguan Lingluo had originally played this song countless times. It could be said that she was very skilled at it. But she could not play her best today because she was distracted. She was hoping one hundred birds would fly over to worship her: the real golden phoenix. So, she played worse than she usually did.
Taizi deeply frowned and shook his head imperceptibly. His fourth meimei was really disappointing today. The contest hadn’t even started and she lost her confidence already.
But that Mu Zi You was really impressive. He didn’t think that she would have this ability at such a young age.
Taizi wasn’t in the mood to hear if his imperial meimei was playing well or badly. He tuned her out and thought incessantly. The sitting Shangguan Lingluo was like ants on a hot fire, restless, and sweating like rainfall.
The song was almost at the end. Not to mention one hundred birds, but not even a little sparrow flew over. She cried out. How could she endure this?!
She was a dignified gongzhu. But today she was embarrassed by a darned yatou two years younger than herself! If she knew earlier, she wouldn’t have suggested a competition. She should have just directly hit her. What could the darned yatou do about it?
While Shangguan Lingluo was immersed in regrets, the song ended. She forcefully said to Zi You, “Your turn. Bengong doesn’t believe you can attract one hundred birds over. If you can’t, Bengong will tell Fuwang. You’ll be guilty of deceiving the monarch!”