Chapter 156 - In For A Penny, In For A Pound
Chapter 156: In For A Penny, In For A Pound
Lin Qingyuan’s father immediately nodded in appreciation.
He was extremely satisfied with Chen Xuping as his future son-in-law. If not for the long-standing friendship between both parties, the Chen family would have called off the marriage arrangements long ago because of his daughter’s temperament.
Chen Xuping’s eyes glimmered when he saw the reaction of Lin Qingyuan’s father. He could not help admiring how smart Lu Yunshuang was.
A pre-emptive strike in this situation was ingenious!
However, when he remembered that he would soon be marrying that detestable woman, Chen Xuping’s expression fell.
He did not stay long, but when he was about to leave, he said respectfully toward Lin Qingyuan’s father, “Uncle, Yuan’er is still at odds with me. I’m worried that she might slip out of the house. It would be terrible if something happened to her.”
Lin Qingyuan’s father replied seriously, “Don’t worry. I’ll have someone watch over her. Your wedding day is coming soon—how can she possibly be allowed to go running around? I’ll get your aunt to keep her confined in the mansion during this time to work on her needlework.”
Chen Xuping sighed slightly. “Uncle, please don’t be too harsh with Yuan’er either, or it might backfire.”
Lin Qingyuan’s father was gratified when he heard what Chen Xuping said and felt even more satisfied with his future son-in-law. He nodded. “I know what to do.”
After leaving the Minister’s Mansion, Chen Xuping headed directly to Drunk Fragrance Pavilion.
Drunk Fragrance Pavilion was still doing a roaring business; most of the customers coming to and fro were high officials and noblemen.
Chen Xuping went up to the third floor on his own and opened one of the room doors, displaying obvious familiarity with the place.
Lu Yunshuang, clad in men’s garb, was indeed still there.
She was seated, leaning against the window and staring rather absent-mindedly into the distance. When she heard the door open, she asked calmly without turning around, “Is it done?”
Chen Xuping was momentarily taken aback, and the infatuation in his eyes immediately turned to a look of respect. “Yes. That stupid Lin Qingyuan is nothing to be afraid of.”
Lu Yunshuang nodded, but she still did not turn around. “Lin Qingyuan is certainly nothing to be afraid of, but Lu Liangwei…”
A cold look appeared in her eyes when she brought up this name.
When Chen Xuping told her that he had encountered Lu Liangwei while trying to kill Lin Qingyuan, Lu Yunshuang felt sure that Lin Qingyuan must have told Lu Liangwei what had happened.
Lu Yunshuang was not worried about Lin Qingyuan, but she was worried that Lu Liangwei would tell Lu Hetian about the matter.
Even though there was no evidence, it would still be problematic.
Chen Xuping understood her concern. “To be honest, Lu Liangwei has no proof at all, but I do think that leaving her alive would be courting trouble. We may as well go the whole nine yards—in for a penny, in for a pound…”
As he said this, he gestured by drawing his hand across his neck. A murderous look immediately surfaced on his face, which had hitherto worn a fairly mild expression.
Lu Yunshuang turned sharply toward him, and the expression in her eyes was somewhat complicated.
“She’s still my little sister though…”
Chen Xuping grunted coldly. “You’ve always been too kind. You treat her as a younger sister, but she doesn’t see you as an older sister at all.”
Lu Yunshuang thought back on how Lu Liangwei had genuinely become rather odd of late and did not really know what to make of it.
Perhaps, just like Chen Xuping had said, allowing Lu Liangwei to remain alive would be courting trouble. She might even become a stumbling block for Lu Yunshuang.
She closed her eyes with a pained expression on her face. “I… I’ll leave it up to you. However, I do have one condition. You must let her die with some dignity.”
Chen Xuping sighed. Lu Yunshuang was just too soft-hearted. “Don’t worry. I know what to do.”
Lu Yunshuang’s lips curled up after Chen Xuping’s departure. There was no trace of her previous hesitant manner.
Chen Xuping was an efficient individual. He was in charge of many of the matters she was conducting in secret.
If not for him, many of her plans would never have been able to proceed so smoothly.
She knew that he liked her; she was also very clear on what sort of Lu Yunshuang he liked.
That was why whenever she was in front of him, she would always display a slightly aloof demeanor that was still very kind-hearted.