Chapter 111: The Western Nobleman and the Unfortunate Princess (22)
Sasha held a glass of water, which she had hidden during the day, in her hand and poured some of the powder into it. After thinking about it, she simply smiled and poured all of the content into the water.
She put the glass of water on the serving tray that was placed outside the door.
With her eyes fixed on the sleeping girl, Sasha’s eyes grew heavy with desire. Her breathing intensified a bit, making her lick her lips again.
I can’t wait!
The corners of her lips curled up into a smile. Then, she suddenly heard the sound of footsteps coming closer and closer.
It was the sound of military boots clacking against the floor, approaching at an unhurried pace.
There was an alarmed look in her eyes. She didn’t expect those knights to come here at this late hour.
After all, they had never entered the barracks at night.
Her eyes narrowed slightly, and she gritted her teeth in silence. She swept another glance at the sleeping maiden and finally left in a stealthy manner. She quickly walked down the aisle and returned to the other side.
Silence fell upon the cell once more.
Not long after, a slender figure appeared. The firelight reflected his shadow on the wall and cast a shade of sparkling flames in his blue eyes.
The young grand duke’s face remained expressionless as he walked past the aisle to stop in front of Yu Chu’s cell. He frowned slightly and looked towards the other side of the aisle.
Faint indescribable panting sounds came from that side, making clear what was happening over there.
The two knights behind him glanced at each other. They then quietly walked over and closed the heavy iron door between the aisles, locking it so that the sound could no longer be heard.
The knights on watch weren’t prepared for the grand duke’s sudden visit to inspect the POW camp. However, the knight commander explained that the grand duke had some questions to ask Princess Ai Chu, so they only had to lead the way.
With their mission accomplished, the two knights knew they could no longer stay to observe the interrogation, so they opened the cell door, bobbed respectfully, and retreated.
Ludwig stood there in silence.
The noise of the cell door opening woke Yu Chu up. She propped herself up with one hand from the pile of straws with a hazy look on her face, her long black hair covered with bits of hay.
When she saw the person standing outside the cell door, she blinked a few times. She then called out in bewilderment, “Lo-Lord Ludwig?”
Ludwig looked at her quietly and didn’t speak.
Yu Chu blinked again.
She just woke up, so she wasn’t very clear-minded yet.
She stood up and walked over, but she didn’t step out of the cell door and simply stared at Ludwig through the metal bars. When her gaze met that pair of azure eyes, she parted her lips but didn’t know what to say.
She saw a half-filled glass of water on the serving tray out of the corner of her eye, and without a second thought, she picked it up and drank a mouthful. She then carefully asked, “You coming over so late at night… Is something the matter?”
Ludwig lowered his eyes, his long eyelashes casting a shadow on them. After a moment of silence, he calmly stated, “Because you fled the arranged marriage, the emperor decided to use military force against your country.”
Yu Chu momentarily froze. “Di-didn’t you tell His Majesty that I’m here?”
Ludwig glanced at her. “No.”
Yu Chu: “…” Then what do you mean by specially telling me this in the middle of the night?
She blinked and tentatively asked, “Did you deliberately not tell His Majesty that I’m here?”
Ludwig stared at her indifferently but didn’t reply.
Yu Chu seemed to have understood something.
This guy…could it be that he wants to take action himself?
That’s right, the imperial army takes orders from this guy. If he wasn’t willing, it would be a wonder if he listened to the emperor’s orders… Did he deliberately not tell the emperor about me staying here to make the emperor angry? And then let His Majesty personally give an order so as to give a justification for his actions?
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