Chapter 71 – A pair of Jade Annulus (1)
Around a dozen or so maidens with lily-white hands like the long and delicate lotus roots were holding baskets full of blooming flowers . They were divided into two rows and were quickly treading towards them in the air .
A rush of wind, like the clear sound of moving water, brushed by . Swathes of captivating red cherry blossoms, floated down like a snowfall being carried by a breeze . Fluttering about and sprinkling behind sparkling and translucent snow-like petals . This scene was exceptionally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing .
Everyone of them was clothed in a white silken dress, with straight and proper postures . Although their individual features were by no means considered beautiful: each and everyone of them was slender, simple, and neat . Too elegant and exquisite to be from this earth; their entire bodies seemed not to have been touched even a little by the vulgarness of the mortal world . They seemed like immortal beings flying by in a realm high above the common populace .
Their ten fingers were slender, their waists were slim, and their footsteps were lithe and lively like an approaching wave of ageless fairies . They also looked like elfin spirits who just started to dance so beautifully that they could mesmerize one to the point of not being able to turn away .
In their midst, there was a flowery litter so refined and lavish that it would stifle people into silence . It was carried by four maidens in a nimble and lively manner .
In almost no time, this flowery litter gently landed . It steadily and securely halted in front of Nangong Liuyun .
Such a grand show gave off an imposing loftiness that was the mark of high status . Who knew which divine place was the person in the flowery litter from? Su Luo’s heart was secretly curious .
She lifted her eyebrows and looked at Nangong Liuyun . She saw the corner of his mouth at this moment started to raise slightly . Inside that smile contained a gorgeous resplendent brilliance, as if the corner of his eyes and the tip of his eyebrows were both carrying a smiling expression .
Su Luo could say with certainty that this person was Nangong Liuyun’s old acquaintance . Moreover he was very happy to see this person .
Su Luo’s eyes faintly narrowed, but her face remained calm and collected . As time passed in her heart, she became even more interested in the person in the flowery litter .
The flowery litter halted and was lowered . A slender, fair hand lifted itself to part the hanging curtain of green jade beads that surrounded the litter .
From the interior, a fairy-like girl in the prime of her youth unhurriedly strolled out .
One could only see her body, clothed in white that was as pure and holy as snow . Her dress stood against the wind with the skirt flying naturally like a winter snow fairy that drifted above the mundane world of man . Also there were splendid lights that radiated from her; its brilliance could blind someone .
Her long hair dangled down to her ankles . The fine black hair danced carelessly along with the breeze, similar to an immortal fairy on the verge of leaving with the wind . She rode the wind evanescently, like a dying firework slowly fading into nothingness . .
Her eyelashes were just like butterfly wings, sweeping up and down while painted in a thick and rich black color . Her eyes resemble misty water droplets and maintained an unmatched grace and peacefulness . Her neck was delicate and graceful, her skin like crystalized amber with ice colored flesh and bones formed from jade .
This was a woman at the pinnacle of feminine beauty, as if she was a beautiful spirit emerging from an orchid hidden away in an empty valley . It was as if thousands of living things collected their best features and integrated into her entire body: in an attempt to shame the people in front of her, into feeling the helpless nature of their inferiority .
Currently, she stood filling the surrounding with her presence . Her lips were like a puckered red cinnabar, with a simple and neat complexion that displayed such a rare beauty . As she silently watched Nangong Liuyun, she seemed to be holding in a thread of light laughter .
Her eyes seemed to be apathetic and alienating, but they were also covered in a layer of watery mist . Behind the watery mist was an expression full of tender-hearted feelings .
Nangong Liuyun’s always chilly and cruel icy eyes appeared to have become like a thin seam that cracked open . His beautiful eyes were pitch-black as ink and serene . With its hidden depth that held his source of demonic charm, his smile widened with an overflowing exuberance .
He treated her very familiarly and also seemed to hold her very close and dear; completely different from the approach he used on Su Luo .
“Why did you come?” Nangong Liuyun’s snowy eyes appeared to show a slight concern .
“Didn’t you also come?” Her smile was very pretty . Her butterfly wing like eyelashes gently blinked, sweeping up and down . Her beautiful eyes were hazy like watery mist, I could still see the pity .
The two of them laughed and spoke quietly as if in their own world and other people were just superfluous .
Liu Ruohua stood by Su Luo’s side, now the sneer on her face was very much oblivious . She attempted to cruelly taunt Su Luo . “You really think that his highness Prince Jin will like you? Did you not examine whether you match up to him . ”
Su Luo’s dark black eyes under the sunlight illuminated a clear reflection of cold, gorgeous color and luster . She threw a quick glance at her with a smile that was not a smiling expression . “The result of meddling in other people’s business wouldn’t be very wonderful . ”
While speaking, her line of sight landed on Liu Ruohua’s right hand that was cut off at the wrist and wrapped up in gauze .
The depth of Liu Ruohua’s eyes was full of a vicious hatred . But soon, she gave a cold and dark laugh . “Don’t you see? The two of them are a true match, made by Heaven and arranged on Earth (1) . You…are merely the mud under the soles of his feet! Not even worthy to lift his highness Prince Jin’s shoes!”
1) made by Heaven and arranged by Earth- Chinese idiom meaning: ideal and perfect match made in heaven or made for one another .