My Princess Has Been Reborn - Chapter 85.2 – Will You Serve Me As Your Lord?
Chapter 85.2 – Will You Serve Me As Your Lord?
Everyone had their heads lowered, no daring to say anything. They bid Lu Qipei to enter first.
Lu Qipei also did not refuse. With a flick of her sleeve, she passed the crowd and walked in front, her demeanor convincing.
Someone walking behind secretly tugged at his companion’s sleeve and asked hesitantly, “Is this… really the new Young Lord? I think she looks basically the same as the previous Young Lord Cheng. If Young Lord Cheng were still around, wouldn’t he look like this?”
His companion was also muttering that in his heart. Although he had heard that the two Young Lords looked very similar, it was still very surprising to see that it’s to this extent.
It wasn’t just those two who were surprised. After seeing her, almost everyone trained their eyes on Lu Qipei. This was especially true for those who knew her female identity. Looking at her beautiful face that didn’t lack the rough edges either, they secretly compared her with Lu Qicheng in their hearts, and became even more puzzled.
Lu Qipei allowed them to size her up, and while they did, she was also sizing them up. The past three year had not been wasted. Although Qi Bo complained a lot because she was partial to Qi Yang, other than that, she was basically perfect.
After a long time, and having no other choice, Qi Bo had no other choice but to entrust the power to her hands after all.
But in the middle of the capital, there were still too few people and matters that she could come in contact with. Today, she came to Hequ, and it was the first time she really got to meet all these people under her. Now, she can finally put a face to the name to those people who had been in touch with her via letters in the past three years.
Of course, Qi Bo aside, these three years had been enough for Lu Qipei to convince these people.
When they met the new Young Lord, they all felt as if a big stone had been lifted from their heart. Someone stepped forward and asked, “Young Lord has married a princess in the capital, gained the Crown Prince’s trust, and the power you hold has grown everyday. To call us all here today, I wonder if you have an order for us?”
Lu Qipei lowered her gaze, tapped her fingertips on her knee twice, then calmly said, “I don’t. It’s just that it’s been nearly four years since my younger brother died of illness. I have been in touch with you for more than three years, but we haven’t seen each other, and I feel that it’s such a pity. Today is a rare opportunity, so I asked Qi Bo to arrange this meeting. Today, I finally get to meet you properly.”
This was true. It was much more difficult for Lu Qipei to be the Young Lord than it was for Lu Qicheng. The latter only needed to wait until he was old enough, and the position of Young Lord naturally became his. But it took Lu Qipei a lot of time and effort to really take over.
But while there were disadvantages, there were advantages as well. Although it took Lu Qipei more than three years to meet these people as the Young Lord, her control over these forces was not something Lu Qicheng from four years ago could compare to.
Even Qi Bo, after bringing Lu Qipei here, withdrew to the side without disturbing Lu Qipei’s contact with everyone.
Lu Qipei did not know anyone here, but they all knew each other. The initial distance and formality disappeared as everyone came to chat with her, especially since Lu Qipei’s temperament was much better than Lu Qicheng. Everyone became closer to Lu Qipei when compared to with her brother.
Both sides were satisfied after the meeting.
Lu Qipei’s clear eyes swept at everyone, then she suddenly said, “I’m very happy to meet you all this time. I wonder if you feel the same?”
Of course, how could they say no? Not only did they praise her, many people also took the opportunity to declare their loyalty again.
Lu Qipei listened to what they said with a smile on her lips, then asked, “In that case, are you sincerely willing to serve me as your Lord?”
As soon as these words were said, everyone agreed in unison. There were still many people who turned to look at Qi Bo who had retreated to the side, but he just lowered his head, not responding to them at all.
Some were confused, while others didn’t care at all. But to the new Young Lord, everyone acted close and flattering. None of them dared to try deceive her because she was still young – they had witnessed her growth in the past three years, and knew that she would be amazing in the future.
Lu Qipei listened to everyone’s compliments, and finally stood up and said, “In that case, I hope that you will not forget what you said today.”
After saying what she had to say, Lu Qipei didn’t stay in the mansion for long. Just like she came, she left with Qi Bo in a flash.
After a long silence, someone asked in a low voice, “What was the meaning of the Young Lord’s words before? That emphasis, why did it sound like wanting to… seize power?”
A familiar person next to him tugged on his sleeve, signaling him to be cautious. But although this man stopped talking, someone else went and said, “Seize power from whom? Qi Bo? Nonsense. Have you forgotten your identity?”
Unexpectedly, after he said that, there was no one answering.
The person who had opened his mouth was a little angry, thinking that no one was sharing anything with him. Just as he was about to say something else, he saw someone raising his finger, pointing to the north.
Qi Yang (plucking flower petals): You said you were going to come see me in two days? It’s been five, six, seven, eight days!
Lu Sheng (smiling cutely): Your Highness look at me! I’m also pretty! Don’t think about Uncle!
Lu Qipei (making a “stop!” gesture1): Wifey, wait for me, I’m coming right away!!
- Specifically, referring to this scene from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Fair_Princess
On another note, notice that Qi Bo is referring to Lu Qipei as Young Lord (same as what Lu Qicheng used to be called) now, no longer calling her Young Master.
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