“Do you really care so much about those people’s views?” Xiao Qi Tian looked at Qiao Tian Chang in a way that he hated iron for not becoming steel. In the beginning, he was still clear on why Qiao Tian Chang left, but he did not believe that Qiao Tian Chang is a man who would escape from his troubles.
A bitter smile appeared on Qiao Tian Chang’s face for a fleeting moment: “Qi Tian, no need to say it anymore. Actually, living here is not bad at all, at least, there is not much scheming here.”
Xiao Qi Tian opened his mouth, wanting to speak some reassuring words, but did not say anything in the end.
“I understand. But you should not care about whatever they think of you.”
“This, I’ve thought of it. But are they willing to let me go?” If they were willing, then at the same he first came back, they would not be so impatient to use all that he was worth. Their hearts were really big, ah, they were not afraid that he would kill them all.
Xiao Qi Tian did not say anything. He knew of these things, but that place really needed him.
“No matter what, we really hope that you will go back.” Xiao Qi Tian patted Qiao Tian Chang’s shoulder and spoke earnestly.
How could Qiao Tian Chang not know what he meant? But knowing did not mean that he would do it.
Deeply inhaling, Qiao Tian Chang stared at him: “If there is no war in the borders, then I will not go back.”
He would be doing business here with Ning Meng Yao. This was also not bad. Life was simple, and there was not much scheming and plotting here. Though he did not fear schemes and plots, he was disgusted.
Xiao Qi Tian’s face changed. He looked at Qiao Tian Chang in disbelief: “Are you serious?”
Qiao Tian Chang nodded. “All these years, I endured all those for him. But now that the borders are safe, I want to live a simple life.”
Xiao Qi Tian turned silent as he lowered his head. He knew that Qiao Tian Chang did all those for imperial brother and now that imperial brother had grasped the biggest authority, Qiao Tian Chang could not help more. So when those people went to Qiao Tian Chang, he immediately left alone. If it were not for that time Lei An spoke, they would all still be in the shadows about the fact that Qiao Tian Chang went to a small village and lived the life of a hunter.
“Have you made your mind up on this?”
“Yes, I’ve made up my mind. If there is no war, I won’t return.” Qiao Tian Chang nodded seriously.
Xiao Qi Tian grew up with Qiao Tian Chang so he knew what kind of personality Qiao Tian Chang had. He knew that his words could not persuade Qiao Tian Chang. Xiao Qi Tian patted Qiao Tian Chang’s shoulder once more and said: “Since you think this way, I will tell it to imperial brother.”
“Then I will thank you.”
“Why be formal with me?”
“En, no need for formalities.” Qiao Tian Chang’s cold face exuded some warmth.
Xiao Qi Tian looked at Qiao Tian Chang like this and suddenly spoke: “I hope to be able to get the invitation to your wedding earlier.”
Qiao Tian Chang was stunned then laughed: “I will.”
“Haha, I hope so.”
He could see that in front of Ning Meng Yao, Qiao Tian Chang was very relaxed, and he also trusted Ning Meng Yao. This point was without doubt.
The next day, Xiao Qi Tian left. To this, Qiao Tian Chang only smiled and did not fuss over it. He was more attentive toward the matter of apricot flower and peach for Ning Meng Yao.
Of course, when he got tends of grape wine jugs, his eyes were lit up. If these were to be sold to that guy, then he would earn much money.
On the fifth of lunar month, there was a lantern festival held at the town. Ning Meng Yao brought Yang Le Le with her as she set off to the town. Yang Xiu Er planned on thickening her skin to latch onto Ning Meng Yao in the beginning, though the words Ning Meng Yao said were too bad to hear, so she could only go with the rest of the villagers with a face full of wronged, as if Ning Meng Yao did something to her.
The town was lively on the fifth of lunar month. It was not night yet but the streets were already filled with various kinds of lanterns which were all very beautiful. This made Ning Meng Yao became slightly more interested.
“Young miss, look at this lantern. It’s so cute!” Qing Zhu took a lantern in the shape of a little white rabbit with her eyes shining brightly.
“If you like it then buy.”
“Yes.” Qing Zhu nodded, although she put the lantern in the end.
They roamed the streets with no destination in mind. They went to whatever place was open.
It was Yang Le Le who was really excited toward the things in the town like some good-looking hibiscus. She brought all the ones that she liked.