Chapter 159: Plans (3)
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“But Jiaojiao,” Shen Xin said softly, “the eldest son of the Wei family is not bad. Are you so resistant because you already have a man you like? You…” He wanted to say something but hesitated. In the letter sent by the Shen family, there was often news that Shen Miao was infatuated with Prince Ding. In this world, if Shen Miao liked any man, he and Luo Xueyan would not stop her. However, the royal family was different. Now that the prince was fighting for the throne, if the Shen family was involved, they would probably all be dragged into the fight.
However, a little girl like Shen Miao would never understand these things. On the way back, Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan had discussed countless times how to persuade Shen Miao to give up on this idea, but in the end, they were all helpless. Shen Miao was stubborn by nature.
Shen Miao knew what Shen Xin wanted to say at a glance. She said indifferently, “I don’t have a man in my heart. The reason why I’m unwilling to marry is because I once heard that Young Master Wei already has someone he loves. No matter how good he is, he won’t like me. Why should I be a person who breaks up a couple?”
Her words made Shen Xin and his wife a little puzzled. Why did Shen Miao sound like a woman who had seen a lot? And why did she say she didn’t have a man she liked?
Shen Miao only knew about Wei Qian after becoming the empress in her previous life. In her previous life, there was no such thing as the Wei family coming up to propose marriage. Wei Qian later married his cousin and he doted on his wife very much. At that time, their love story was envied by many girls in the capital. From this, it could be seen that Wei Qian and his cousin were definitely childhood sweethearts. Wei Qian was probably displeased with her parents proposing marriage on his behalf.
“Jiaojiao, don’t you like… Prince Ding?” Luo Xueyan asked tentatively.
“Prince Ding?” When Shen Miao heard that, she said indifferently, “Prince Ding is a noble. We don’t match. Back then, I didn’t know my place. Now that I’ve calmed down, I know my place. I don’t dare to pursue him ever again.”
Luo Xueyan was stunned again. Although she had a carefree personality, she was still a woman. Women understood women the most. She thought that Shen Miao was just making it up, but when she carefully sized up Shen Miao’s expression, she realized that when Shen Miao mentioned Prince Ding, she was not moved at all, as if she was talking about a stranger.
Without waiting for Luo Xueyan to speak, Shen Xin shouted, “Jiaojiao, I don’t agree with you. You are the daughter of the Shen family, so you are a match for any man in the capital. No one in Ming Qi dares to despise you, even if…”
“Ahem.” Luo Xueyan coughed and glared at Shen Xin. Now that Shen Miao had finally given up on Prince Ding, Luo Xueyan didn’t want her to have hope again.
Shen Xin knew that he had said something wrong and quickly looked away as if nothing had happened.
Luo Xueyan sized up Shen Miao again. Seeing that her expression was calm, she was relieved and said with a smile, “Jiaojiao is still young and isn’t in a hurry to get married. There are so many good men in Ming Qi, and our Jiaojiao is outstanding. She won’t have to worry about not being able to find a good husband. Don’t worry, our Jiaojiao’s husband will definitely be a hero.”
Shen Miao lowered her eyes and smiled, not saying anything. In her previous life, she was too hurt and disappointed by the man she spent decades with. In this life, she had no intention of getting married, but she couldn’t possibly tell Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan about this.
When ordinary girls heard their marriage being brought up, they would more or less be shy. Moreover, in the eyes of Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan, Shen Miao was not a calm person. However, after Luo Xueyan finished speaking, they did not see any reaction from Shen Miao. The two of them could not help but feel a little strange. In the past, although Shen Miao was not close to them, they still knew her personality. This time, Shen Miao became more and more unfamiliar. She seemed to have grown much older mentally, making Shen Xin and his wife not know how to treat their daughter anymore.