Chapter 60: Chapter 60 Too Smart For One's Own Good
In front of the gate, Hua Mei was worried about the young miss. She wanted to go in and help Yun Qianyu, but Xiao Yechen stopped her.
"Do you want to die? Didn't you hear my ninth imperial uncle's order?"
"I want to help the young miss."
Xiao Yechen laughed when he heard Hua Mei. How naive! How would she help Yun Qianyu?
"Yun Qianyu will be fine."
That was why Yun Qianyu would be fine.
Xiao Yechen's opinion was also shared by Yun Qianyu. She believed that Xiao Jiuyuan would not kill her; he would punish her at most.
Unexpectedly, however, just as she had entered the courtyard, Xiao Jiuyuan's hand strangled her neck and lifted her.
Xiao Jiuyuan then said in a cold tone,
"You didn't think this prince would kill you, did you? You think I'm the kind of person who doesn't accept losses, so I would have to keep you alive?"
Without hesitation, Xiao Jiuyuan grabbed Yun Qianyu's neck.
She was already weak; now that she was being strangled by Xiao Jiuyuan, her face was purple, and she was breathing fast.
She reached for Xiao Jiuyuan's hand and tried to open it.
Unfortunately, his hand was like steel clamps holding her neck.
Yun Qianyu struggled but could not open his hands. In the end, she could only stare at Xiao Jiuyuan and said with great difficulty, "Let's talk about this…"
Xiao Jiuyuan's eyes were dark and unfathomable, but his smile was evil. He then said calmly,
"Have you ever heard the phrase ‘too smart for one's own good'?"
Yun Qianyu just felt that she was almost out of breath. She closed her eyes slightly and thought hard.
Now she knew.
She indeed had become the victim of her own cleverness.
His highness was indeed a capricious prince.
As soon as she thought about that, she heard a sneering voice, "do you think you will die this time?"
Yun Qianyu was about to blackout, and she had no strength to reply. Suddenly, the grip on her neck was gone, and Xiao Jiuyuan released his hand.
Yun Qianyu's body collapsed to the ground.
As soon as she breathed the fresh air, she took several breaths desperately. It was extremely painful to be strangled.
As she was panting hard, a cold and heartless voice above her was heard, "Yun Qianyu, this is your last chance. If you dare take advantage of this prince for your own interest again, this prince will make your life worse than death. Also, never try to read my mind."
Yun Qianyu then slowly answered, "Yes."
She would never provoke this guy in the future. For one, he was too smart. He would always be able to read her mind and figure out her moves. And he was also fickle-normal logic wouldn't work on him.
It was best for her not to read his mind with normal logic.
Just as Yun Qianyu was thinking about it, Xiao Jiuyuan asked her coldly, "As a chess piece, what will you do next?"
Yun Qianyu looked up and found it extremely displeasing. Xiao Jiuyuan was very tall; now that she was on the ground, it was as though he was looking down at her like an ant.
Yun Qianyu struggled to get up. Although she still couldn't look at Xiao Jiuyuan at the same level, it was much better compared to her sitting on the ground. She thought for a moment and told Xiao Jiuyuan,
"I will pay attention to the movements around me at all times. I will send someone to inform your highness about the smallest movements. In addition, I will try to go out to participate in social events, which will give the person behind the scenes a chance to make a move. They will surely make a move and give your highness the chance to find out who this person is."