Chapter 571: The Arrangements for the Coming-Of-Age Ceremony
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Wen Xinya was not at all concerned about Xia Ruya’s scandal. Xia Ruya’s video was much more newsworthy than those rumors of her.
Wen Xinya walked towards the courtyard slowly, only to see that there was no trace of a thunderstorm at all. The Chinese roses that she had planted were blooming more beautifully than before and they looked extremely vibrant, with the vines taut and stretched, the petals cluttered all over the place.
She and Si Yiyan had a strong liking for roses. She planted Chinese roses while Si Yiyan planted roses, both of which symbolized the two of them; intertwined with each other and inseparable.
Wen Xinya walked towards the living room slowly.
Si Yiyan was sitting on the couch and reading some documents. The sun was shining brightly outside the window and shone onto his face. It was bright and clear as if it had been through turmoil and the trials and tribulations of time.
Seemingly having sensed that she was staring at him, Si Yiyan looked up and stopped paying attention to the documents in his hands. He exuded a noble charm and looked extremely prestigious like an esteemed duke.
She suddenly remembered that he had another nickname.
Those who could be addressed as lords were all highly prestigious and reputable.
“Why are you staring into space?” Si Yiyan said calmly as his lips curled into a smile which was like melted snow.
“Out of the millions of outstanding people, the lords are unparalleled,” Wen Xinya said, her eyes sparkling like the reflection of the river.
Si Yiyan kept her eyes fixed on her.
Wen Xinya suddenly blushed shyly and chided herself for giving in to lust and temptation. She hurriedly asked, “What are you looking at?”
Si Yiyan smiled and he said, “I’m looking at the arrangements and proposed plan for your coming-of-age ceremony.”
Wen Xinya’s eyes lit up and she stared at the proposal in his hands. She had never once contributed to the preparations and arrangements of her coming-of-age ceremony. Whenever she asked Si Yiyan about it, he would often reply to her vaguely and put on a mysterious expression.
Si Yiyan waved at her.
Wen Xinya leaped towards the couch and sat down beside him.
Si Yiyan placed the proposal in her hand and said softly, “The preparations for the coming-of-age ceremony have already been completed more or less. You should take a look at the proposal. See if you’re happy with it. It won’t be too late to make amendments now.”
Wen Xinya stared at the proposal in her hands which were at least twenty pages thick. She could not help but get the chills and wondered to herself,
Wen Xinya took a deep breath and flipped through the pages gently.
The moment she saw the content, she stared at Si Yiyan in astonishment.
Si Yiyan continued to look at her smilingly.
Wen Xinya suppressed her astonishment and continued to flip through the pages. Soon, she was done reading the proposal and said, “Si Yiyan, I didn’t expect that you’d be so meticulous as to make the coming-of-age ceremony into an ancient one.”
Coming-of-age ceremonies in the past were taken seriously and the details were extremely important. Unlike modern banquets, it was important to adhere to traditional customs during ancient coming-of-age ceremonies.
Si Yiyan looked at her and said, “Children are allowed to get married!”
During the ancient times, women could only hold their coming-of-age ceremonies after they were married or engaged.
After waiting for three years, his girl had finally grown up and reached marriageable age. He was holding her coming-of-age ceremony for her and declaring his rights.
Wen Xinya stared at him in shock. He had a straight face and looked rather aloof and proud. It turns out Si Yiyan had other intentions for helping her plan the coming-of-age ceremony so meticulously.
Wen Xinya’s lips were rosy and tender like the vibrant petals of blooming flowers. “I’m about to reach marriageable age. If you don’t mind, we can get married!”
Si Yiyan held her hand and kissed her lips gently. “That’s my honor. In this lifetime, you’re the only one who can win my heart. I’ll spend the rest of my life with you and we’ll brave through all odds together. We’ll be there for each other through thick and thin.”
Wen Xinya retracted her hand and burst into laughter.
Si Yiyan’s romance knew no bounds.
Si Yiyan pulled her into his embrace and said, “I’ve hired an ancient etiquette teacher for you. When the time comes, she’ll teach you some etiquette that should be displayed during ancient coming-of-age ceremonies. You must take note.”
Although it seemed that the preparations for the ceremony had only begun recently, he had actually already began preparing for it two years ago. He had spent lots of time planning, making arrangements, selecting the decor of the venue and hiring professionals and experts.
Wen Xinya agreed. “Sure!”
Si Yiyan said, “During the ceremony, there must be some virtuous and talented female elders to help you do the inserting and there must also be a clerk, a servant, and a tribute to assist you in the salutation. Do you want to select those people yourself? Or would you like me to make the arrangements?”
Si Yiyan kissed her forehead gently.
Wen Xinya said, “I’ll arrange them myself. Let’s have Aunt Zhou as the elder. She enjoys a great reputation and is widely respected in the circle. The clerk shall be Li Mengjie, while the tribute shall be Zhou Tianyu.”
Wen Xinya was incredibly touched. Since she was the first in the city to hold such a unique ceremony, the media would definitely rush to report about it, and she would definitely be the center of attention.
Si Yiyan found her arrangements to be appropriate. Not only was Zhou Huiyan renowned and respected, but she also was a socialite in the upper-class circle. Hence, she was the best choice. Zhou Tianyu also came from a reputable family and was close to Wen Xinya.
Although he felt that Li Mengjie was not that great of a choice, he gave it some thought and realized that there wasn’t a better choice.
Si Yiyan said calmly, “Why don’t we get Wan Niang to be the secretary?”
Wen Xinya instantly understood what Si Yiyan meant. She said, “The secretary will only be carrying the tray. Her background shouldn’t matter! We’ll be cutting Wan Niang short if we make her the secretary.”
Wan Niang was a graceful socialite of Old Shanghai and Wen Xinya regarded her with great respect. Most of her clothing and garments were made by Wan Niang. Although Wan Niang was a cold person, she genuinely treated Wen Xinya well.
Si Yiyan said calmly, “Although the secretary will only be carrying a tray, it still has to be a virtuous and talented elder. In fact, it can’t be inferior to the main guest.”
Wen Xinya nodded and said, “You shall see to the rest!”
Si Yiyan said with a smile, “It’s settled then.”