The Seventh Prince Comes to Visit
Xiao Ren has been working for many years in General Residence, it really surprisingly to see the general in good mood for days in row.
Even these days, at night, the general will oddly missing, but at the second day early in the morning, they will see the general walking out from his own room, so he won’t be so worry as the few days ago, panicking searching for him.
Respectfully hand off the invitation card to Xiao Zhi, Xiao Ren lowered his head, his eyes carefully observe his master expression.
After seeing Xiao Zhi read the invitation card, his face didn’t show any expression.
This person who sending the invitation card was from the court, Seventh Prince. Even his majesty the Emperor old enough, and has choosing his crown prince, but this crown prince has very soft character, even he is one of type capable and wise person. In the palace court, he doesn’t has someone strong to back up, therefore there are several princes preparing to take over. And the Seventh Prince is one from the among princes who has ambition to take the crown prince position.
Seventh Prince in palace court is one from fews pity friends of Xiao Zhi.
“Xiao Ren, prepare the horse carriage.” Xiao Zhi folded the invitation card, while ordering Xiao Ren.
“Yes.” Xiao Ren obedient to the order, quickly go for preparing.
At the second day, Xiao Zhi was about to have dinner, the coming of Seventh Prince was surprising. He came just wanted to check whether this, Xiao Zhi would volatile or not, since his action is well-known in the palace court. Even the two are count as best friend, but thinking to pull him to his side isn’t easy.
“Xiao xiong (brother Xiao)” Seventh Prince greeting.
“Seventh Prince.” Xiao Zhi politely replied.
After Seventh Prince greeting Xiao Zhi, he sat down and laughing : “As I heard, recently brother Xiao like to drink tea, so I would like to invite you to tea house for drinking tea.” The Seventh Prince paused as he hitting the interest, “Even this tea house is one of the well-known in the center of Luo Yang city, but as my understanding of brother Xiao, I think you might haven’t come to this tea house.”
That two persons had known not only one or two years, so what type Xiao Zhi temperament has, Seventh Prince knows well. This kind of place where the scholars gathering, even though Xiao Zhi wants to come he also lazy to see the crowd.
“Really never come before.” Xiao Zhi calmly said.
The tea house master brings out the best tea set, in front of the Seventh Prince and Xiao Zhi brewing the tea.
This kind of movement brewing tea, Xiao zhi has been seen many times from Chu Zhu Yu, clearly it exactly same movement, but he doesn’t think this person did better than Chu Zhu Yu. His eyebrow slightly frowned, he stared the Master Shi Fu (sensei) who is brewing tea.
Once the Seventh Prince saw Xiao Zhi expression, he hurried asked : “ Is there anything wrong?”
Xiao Zhi pondered, not answered, but the Seventh Prince smells the scent of tea, suddenly come to understand, “ I seem to be forget, Brother Xiao is drinking Jun Shan Yin Zhen tea.”
After spoke, Seventh Prince gave a glance to the brewing tea Shi Fu. “ Quickly changed the tea to Jun Shan Yin Zhen.”
“Yes, yes, this lowly will quickly changes the tea.” Repeatedly bowing, whole body is sweating. Once not carefully and p.i.s.sed off these people, by waving hands, these people could take his life.
The brewing tea Master has preparing removed the tea, but Xiao Zhi said : “Doesn’t need to remove, drink it won’t give any harm.”
Since the other party said so, the Seventh Prince also not persistent in, giving the face for the lowly, the lowly servant immediately pour the tea in front of Xiao Zhi.
His slender finger pick up the tea cup, Xiao Zhi lower his head to see the yellowish apricot color of tea, the fresh scent of the tea ooze filled his nose.
“What type of tea is it?” He asked.
“Replied to general, this is Bai Hao Yin Zhen tea, this is the form of Jian Zhen tea, because of the white color it called Bao Hao tea. It could refresh the stomach, and give cooling down effect after taking alcohol.
Xiao Zhi place the lid closer to his mouth, gently sipping the tea, it is good tea. This Bai Hao Yin Zhen tea had ever been brew by Chu Zhu Yu for him. He drinks the tea, while he is mumble telling himself, how difficult and expensive this tea is. Once he sees that rounded face servant was looked afraid, his lips corner lift and smiles.
The Seventh Prince looked the hidden smile of Xiao Zhi, naturally he also smiles, giving big reward to the tea Master.
They drinking the tea while discuss the current situation.
Seventh Prince suddenly said : Brother Xiao, do you know what the reason I am asking you out?”
“Ng…” Xiao Zhi moving his tea cup, only sneezing. Tea house has been booked by the Seventh Prince, only left few people who are the Seventh Prince confidants. In here speak anything, do not need to worry being leaked out.
Seventh Prince smiling, his finger using the water of tea, writing word in the above of table, a “power” word.
Xiao Zhi glanced to the word, asking to the Seventh Prince “Do you want?”
“Of course I want. Which princes don’t want the crown prince position?” since he was little, he has desire for power, he only could be stronger than others. And the situation now, the abolishment of the crown prince only sooner or later, even the crown price isn’t abolish, once the king pa.s.ses away, as in fear, before the crown prince sit on the thrown he might get killed.
Xiao Zhi didn’t say anything, he only lazily sitting on his chair, pinching the beads on his hand, just letting the time pa.s.ses.
After a moment, finally the Seventh Prince opened his mouth : “ Based on brother Xiao character, if you don’t have any interest, you won’t interfere on something but you should remembers old says, the people not bear the sin but the status is.”
Xiao Zhi raised his eyebrow.
Then, the Seventh Prince raised his finger and stain it with the tea, writing another word in the table, “army”.
Those who have 1/3 military are able to fight for the throne and also with that much military force, very small possibility to lose.
Xiao Zhi expression still same, he still pinching his beads. After a stick of incense burned out, suddenly he raised his body up, “Time is getting late, I should back to my residence.”
The Seventh Prince understood, he didn’t stop him, but he only glanced a cup of tea in the table, “Brother Xiao, is today tea really taste bad?” before watching him drank the tea, his lips show smile gesture but not sure why he only take a sip of tea.”
“No one can brew better than that person.” He exposed his smile. The Seventh Prince confused.
After that body’s shadow disappeared in front him, Seventh Prince turned his head and spoke to his guard : “Today, is General Xiao Zhi smile twice?
“Yes. Two times.” Seventh Prince guard replied.
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, I am so sure.”
Is there anything good happen to Xiao Zhi that Seventh Prince didn’t know? No wonder Seventh Prince thinking of it.