Xiao Li was stupified when Zhao Ming made Ji Cheng sit away from her. She was so happy earlier that Ji Cheng came to sit with her leaving Zhao Ming behind.
But instead of feeling sad, that bitch sat with Wen Ru. She did this on purpose to provoke Ji Cheng. Otherwise, he wouldn't have cared about her.
But the surprising thing was that Ji Cheng didn't say anything to her when she ignored Ji Cheng just now when she sat with Wen Ru. She shamelessly sat with another man ignoring her husband.
She thought that Zhao Ming was stupid to do this, but now she understood her trick. She was trying to provoke Ji Cheng so that he would get jealous that she sat with another man.
' This bitch is too sly. She pretends to be innocent but plays such dirty tricks from behind.'
She was shocked at the way Ji Cheng behaved today. He didn't say anything to her instead he followed her command and shifted to the side when she asked him to do so.
' Why suddenly he became so docile to her? What had happened between them that Ji Cheng is behaving so strangely?'
Xiao Li glanced at Zhao Ming and saw how her face was glowing and she was looking much more beautiful than before.
She remembered the day when she and Wen Xu barged into their room and how she was clinging to him. That scene still haunts her.
She felt uncomfortable thinking about what would have happened between them that Ji Cheng treated her so preciously.
Xiao Li was confused with his behavior. Was he always like that? How can she not see that Ji Cheng could be so calm and submissive?
But she hates that he was being this way only with Zhao Ming. He always talked to her coldly and she has never seen him smiling at her the way he does to Zhao Ming.
Since Zhao Ming woke up from the coma, he was treating her like a treasure and his attitude towards her has changed a lot.
He suddenly became so clear and open about his feelings than before. In the past, he wasn't like that.
He was not very open about his feelings and was very reserved.
And their relationship hasn't progressed much because he immediately went to war after his marriage and remains busy with his palace affairs.
Moreover, she and Wen Xu were there to not let them have a conversation or let them solve their issues. Xiao Li was worried that if they talked properly, then her tricks will be revealed.
She knows how Ji Cheng feels towards her because he has clearly told her before marriage that he likes someone else and could not love anyone else. If he were to marry her, it would be only for the alliance and nothing else.
Xiao Li was upset at that time but decided to think otherwise. She thought that she would make him love her because no man could resist her charm.
But he didn't fall for her. She was successful in getting the favor of Wen Xu and also saw his unexplainable feelings towards Zhao Ming.
Due to his personality, he was not the type to express himself which led Zhao Ming to misunderstand many things.
Xiao Li did everything in her power to separate them and never let them talk clearly.
Because of their lack of communication and confusion and problems created by Xiao Li between them, it was easier for her to brainwash Zhao Ming.
She always pretended in front of her to be an innocent and naive girl who likes her and treats her like a sister.
In front of Zhao Ming, Xiao Li pretends to be helpless because of Wen Xu's biased behavior.
Zhao Ming also used to believe her words and thinks that it was not Xiao Li's fault that Wen Xu likes her more than her.
Xiao Li always pretended in front of Zhao Ming that Ji Cheng spends many nights with her in her room or many times she went to his room.
But the truth is, Ji Cheng barely went to her chamber and whenever he went, nothing happened between them. When he doesn't come to her room, she makes Zhao Ming see her going to Ji Cheng's room so that she will think that they are going to sleep together.
In truth, he never touched her. He has told her this before marriage that he doesn't love her, so it will be impossible for him to reciprocate her feelings.
At that time, Xiao Li still managed to get married to him and thought that she would make him mine after marriage, but he never consummated their marriage.
But in front of Zhao Ming, she always pretended to show how much Ji Cheng tortured her that she felt weak in her legs.
And Zhao Ming believes her lies. She never doubted that she might be lying. The truth she was seeing was not the full truth
After Zhao Ming woke up from the coma, Ji Cheng didn't let her do anything and she didn't get a chance to sow discord between them. Instead, he has become clear-headed and seems like he started to be suspicious over her.
Also, Zhao Ming herself became so clear-headed and confident that it has become hard for her to talk to her.
She always speaks back to her and even Wen Xu couldn't control her either. She was surprised at the Banquet and the way she speaks to her these days.
She never loses a chance to make sarcastic remarks.
Now even, Ji Cheng has given her powers as well.
She is not an unwanted Empress anymore. Xiao Li was worried that she may equal scores with her if this goes on like this.
Now she has powers and Ji Cheng's trust as well. She is worried that her life will become hard if things go like this.
Xiao Li pursed her lips when Zhao Ming came to sit beside her. She turned to look at her and smiled forcefully.
" Sister, you have something to talk to me?" she asked Zhao Ming when she settled beside her.
" Hmm?" Zhao Ming glanced at her questioningly. She fixed her dress as she looked at Xiao Li in confusion.
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" Didn't you say you have something to talk to me about? What is it?" Xiao Li gritted her teeth and forced the words out.
She hated it when Zhao Ming pretends to be oblivious when she knows everything.
" Oh. About that. I do have something to talk to you about. " Zhao Ming looked at her and said seriously. The mild smile on her face making her look more enchanting under the bright lights of the palace.
The palace was brightened with lanterns everywhere. The colorful clothes draped around pillars and the flowers placed in every corner made the palace more fragrant.
Xiao Li's expressions turned dull when she heard Zhao Ming's words and curved her lips in, ' OH'.
She thought that Zhao Ming was just provoking her and that's why she came to sit between her and Ji Cheng. But what does she have to talk with me?
" What is it? " Xiao Li tried to smile as she questioned her. But her tone was not supporting her expressions.
Ji Cheng also turned to look at Zhao Ming and waited for her response. He thought the same as Xiao Li and believed that she didn't have anything to say and separated him from Xiao Li because she was jealous.
But in reality, she truly needs to talk with Xiao Li.
" Consort Xiao Li, actually,...actually leave it. This kind of conversation is not suitable for this kind of occasion. I will talk about it later." Zhao Ming smiled at Xiao Li as she stopped talking.
Ji Cheng frowned and asked, " Zhao Ming, what is it? "
" No. It's nothing. It's not suitable to talk in this feast. We should start eating. What are we waiting for? Let's start the feast "Zhao Ming smiled like she does not want to say at this moment.
She tried to change the topic as she glanced at the servant who was standing at the side to serve tea and snacks for everyone.
They were planning to have some tea and snacks to go with them first before the actual dinner.
Wen Ru raised his brows and glanced at Xiao Li. Zhao Ming's words were indicating that something was wrong.
Xiao Li noticed Ji Cheng and Wen Ru were looking at her strangely. She glared at Zhao Ming and clutched her fists.
Zhao Ming was trying to everyone misunderstand her with her half-spoken words.
" Sister. What is it? You can say whatever you want to say. Here everyone is family, you don't need to hesitate like this.`` She urged Zhao Ming to speak.
Seeing Zhao Ming's behavior, it was evident that she was just pretending to talk to her and wanted to move Ji Cheng away.
She was just making lame excuses. But due to her strange behavior, Wen Ru and Ji Cheng were thinking that she had done something and Zhao Ming was trying to hide it by not talking in front of them.
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