Calmly Countering Every Trick 4
“Second brother is joking. Everyone has their own fate. I will never force what should not be forced.” Mo Liancheng smiled lightly, his tone seemed helpless, and even his aura seemed suppressed, weak and vulnerable.
Qu Tan’er lowered her head, and her beautiful eyes flashed with contempt.
Pretend, pretend, pretend to death!
At this time, Mo Jiyan was slightly angry, and he didn’t quite believe what Mo Liancheng was saying. He said, “Why, is Eighth prince joking with Benwang? Or does the Eighth prince think he can sit firmly on the throne of the Crown Prince?”
“Where did Second prince older brother think that? Eldest brother also came to remind Benwang just now. And what kind of temper do I have? I think Second brother knows very well that I will never force something that does not belong to me.”
“Your meaning is that Eldest brother has found you?” Mo Jiyan pretended to be surprised.
“Don’t forget, this is the Prince’s Mansion.”
“You agreed?” Mo Jiyan’s eyes turned cold, and yin qi swept through.
“Benwang didn’t promise anything.” However, he didn’t object either.
“What would you say if Benwang wants you to help me? Eighth brother, you have to see the current situation clearly. If you press the wrong treasure, it will be regretful. Although Eldest brother is the first prince, not all first princes are expected to become Crown Princes. Father king said that he would abdicate, but father king also said the Crown Prince should be established first. Eighth prince brother, what do you think about this matter?”
“Benwang has nothing to say.” Mo Liancheng smiled lightly and did not express his opinion.
Next to him, Qu Tan’er, who was standing quietly watching the play, couldn’t help but raise her eyebrows. Sure enough, things in the royal family are really not something that ordinary people can participate in. Even if they are brothers, when it comes to fighting for power, there will be no brotherhood left. But… Mo Liancheng doesn’t have to still smile, right? Or, what is he calculating? Suspicious!
“Then what if Benwang asks you to help me?” Mo Jiyan asked out directly.
“What do you mean by that, Second brother?” Mo Liancheng didn’t seem to understand.
“As long as you are willing to help Benwang sit on the throne of the Crown Prince, in the future, Eighth prince younger brother will not want for gold and silver, fame and fortune, and you will be happy. What Benwang promises will be taken care of.”
“If Second prince elder brother is destined to care for the throne, then I have nothing to say.”1 Mo Liancheng remained stoic. Even though he had said this sentence earlier to Mo Yihuai, and said it again now, he didn’t feel ashamed at all.
“Haha, Benwang will remember what you said. Well, I won’t accompany you anymore, I still have things to do.” Mo Jiyan laughed coldly and was quite satisfied with Mo Liancheng’s answer.
As he walked away, his eyes still swept towards Qu Tan’er intentionally or unintentionally.
However, Qu Tan’er kept her head down from the beginning to the end, never raising her head, so she wouldn’t notice Mo Jiyan’s malicious eyes sweep across her.
Beauty, that man doesn’t want? Does not love?
What’s more, the one in front of him was a stunning beauty who was alluring…
“Eighth brother, have you promised Second brother too?” Mo Jingxuan was speechless, unable to guess what Mo Liancheng was thinking.
“You heard it right.” Mo Liancheng smiled and turned his gaze to Qu Tan’er, who lowered her head. Contemplation flashed in his eyes, just because of the way Mo Jiyan had looked at her just now, making people uncomfortable.
“Who do you think will become the Crown Prince and sit on the throne?” Mo Liancheng ignored Mo Jingxuan’s doubts and asked lightly.
Mo Jingxuan didn’t answer, because the person Mo Liancheng asked was not him.
“What?” Qu Tan’er glanced suspiciously at Jingxin, who was tugging at the corner of her clothes.
1 – 反悔 – fǎnhuǐ 归 – guī
there is a pun here – Jiyan uses fanhui [to renege / to go back (on a deal) / to back out (of a promise)] and Mo Liangchen uses gui [to return / to go back to / to give back to / (of a responsibility) to be taken care of by / to belong to]