Sima Ziyi was sitting on her bed, thinking about something, when she suddenly heard someone knock on her door. She walked over and opened the door. She then saw a beautiful girl standing there, holding Long Chen's hand.
Since she had seen the girl before, she knew who this girl was. Sima Ziyi knew that it was Long Xue Ying, the only daughter of the Grand Elder of the Long clan, but she couldn't imagine what was happening in front of her.
'Why is she here and why is she holding his hands?' She thought.
'Did he already find a lover?' Sima Ziyi thought in her mind as she gazed at them.
Long Xue Ying saw Sima Ziyi standing on the door looking at her. She did not know what to say now that she was actually here. When she was coming here, she thought about everything she would say and how she would apologize, but now that she was here, she was silent, looking for words to say.
Suddenly she noticed that she was still holding Long Chen's hand in front of his mother. Her face turned red like a tomato, and she hurriedly freed her hand from his.
"Ah... Aunt Ziyi... Actually," She stuttered as she tried to find the words to explain.
"Why are you both standing outside? Come on inside; I'll bring you some tea." Before Long Xue Ying could say anything, Sima Ziyi stopped her and invited her in. After Long Xue Ying and Long Chen entered her room, she closed the door and went inside as well.
"You do not need to bother Aunt Ziyi," Long Xue Ying said, but Sima Ziyi did not stop. After a few minutes, she came out and served tea to Long Xue Ying before sitting near her.
"It's rare for a beautiful girl such as yourself to come here with my Tian'er. Did you fall in love with him? Are you finally mesmerized by his charm? My Tian'er is pretty handsome, so there is a pretty good chance. I'll give both of you my blessing." Sima Ziyi said with a smile.
Long Xue Ying couldn't help but turn even red. In the backdrop, Long Chen was enjoying seeing her turn red and this conversation, although he knew that his mother was probably just teasing her.
"I am just teasing you, little Ying," Sima Ziyi said with a smile as she finally ended the charade.
"So tell me, why are you here today?" Sima Ziyi asked in a gentle tone.
"Aunt Ziyi... I am here to apologize to you. I am sorry. Actually, what happened was that there was an accident. This morning, near the treasure Hall, Long Tian tripped and fell on me, I didn't know he was Long Tian and thought that he intentionally did it. In retaliation, I hurt him." Long Xue Ying explained in a guilty voice.
"Although it was a total misunderstanding and not his fault, still it's the truth that he got hurt because of me. I am here to bring him back and to apologize to you, Aunty," Long Xue Ying said apologetically as she bowed her head. Then she told her the whole story in great detail.
Sima Ziyi was so shocked after hearing the whole story. When she saw Long Chen and Long Xue Ying stand there together with hand in hand, she didn't expect there was such a story behind it.
She brought Long Chen closer to herself, trying to look for any injury with a worried look on her face, but there wasn't any serious injury, just a few light injuries. She breathed in relief. Long Xue Ying saw her worried look and felt even more guilty.
"It is fine, little Ying. I understand that it was a misunderstanding, and Long Tian isn't seriously hurt. So it's fine, little Ying. I appreciate you bringing him back and telling me everything honestly." After some time, Sima Ziyi finally said, trying to calm Long Xue Ying and decrease her guilt.
"At least, because of this incident, he got to meet such a pretty girl" She teased her again and touched Long Xue Ying's cheeks with her hand as she said this in a gentle tone.
Long Xue Ying finally felt relieved as she heard it. She immediately thanked Sima Ziyi
"Thank you, Aunt Ziyi," Long Xue Ying said with a beautiful smile on her face.
"You don't need to thank me, little Ying," She stopped her as she got another idea in her mind and continued.
"Still, if you want to thank me, there is a way you can do it," Sima Ziyi said while smiling.
"Which way?" Long Xue Ying inquired with a confused look. Long Chen was also wondering what his mother was talking about.
Sima Ziyi looked at Long Chen tenderly for a moment, then she looked back at Long Xue Ying.
"You know, my baby changed after the attempt on his life. He had always been alone since then. Although he goes out to play often, I have known for a long time that he does not have many friends in the clan." Sima Ziyi said.
"I think that's true. He was alone when he met me, and no one greeted him along the way when I brought him here," Long Xue Ying said while thinking and looking at Long Chen.
'Well, that's true. At least they are not totally oblivious, I do not have any friends here. In fact, they should be glad not everyone targeted Long Tian before, and only a few did,' Long Chen thought in his mind.
"Can you be a friend to him, little Ying?" Sima Ziyi asked as she looked into her eyes.
"You do not have to say that Aunt Ziyi, even if you did not say that, that is what I would have done." Long Xue Ying replied to her.
After talking for some more time, Long Xue Ying left the courtyard and went back.
'How amazing it would be if Long Xue Ying became my daughter-in-law, she's pretty and kind. But there is already Ling, and if he married Long Xue Ying, it would be polygamy.' Sima Ziyi looked at her leaving, as she wondered to herself.
Although polygamy was normal in this world and many strong people did it and had many wives like the emperor of the Shui Kingdom. But it was different for Long Chen. She thought that he was not strong anymore. If there was an argument between his wives, he would not know how to solve it and would not be able to do anything, leading to a tense life of all three.
So she thought that it was better for Long Chen to be with only one woman until some miracle happened and he returned to normal. If that happened, then she would be happy even if Long Chen brought her many daughter-in-laws.
"Why am I thinking about it? It is all in the distant future, no benefit worrying about it now. Also, it's not like Long Xue Ying would even agree to marry my Tian'er," Sima Ziyi muttered to herself before taking Long Chen towards his room.
Long Chen heard her muttering but did not know whether to laugh or cry at her thoughts. Although on the outside, he kept his normal expression.
After bringing Long Chen to his room, Sima Ziyi went back towards her courtyard, leaving Long Chen alone in his room.
Long Chen then sat on his bed alone, thinking deeply to himself.
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