That Distinct Smell Of Sandalwood (18+) - 4.1
Since Prince Shen was an imperial prince, the wedding ceremony was considerably different. The bride would pay her respects to her parents and elders and then would be escorted to the Prince Manor where the bride and groom would carry out their wedding bows. On the day of her wedding, First Young Lady Fang was dressed in a green and red wedding outfit. Finally, a phoenix crown was put on the top of her head. She went to the ancestral hall and knelt on the cushion, while uttering a prayer to the ancestors: “Dear ancestors, listen to my plea. Help me survive in the Prince Manor and give me the ability to avenge the death of my mother. Dear mother, hear my vow. I will not rest till I avenge your death.” Despite the heavy crown on her head, she kowtowed thrice. Her determination was evident. She got up and curtsied once more before entering the main hall of the residence where the Marquis and Marchioness were seated along with the rest of the family.
She curtsied to both of her legal parents and offered tea to them both. Instead of the Marchioness giving the customary teachings for the bride, the Dowager took her place and instructed her to be filial to her in-laws and serve the Prince well and assist in the propagation of the imperial clan. First Young Lady Fang bowed her head as a sign of understanding her words. As the carriage arrived from the Prince Manor, a servant brought her the fan which she picked up and covered her face while exiting the main courtyard and entered the carriage. The procession took off for the Prince Shen Manor. In retrospect, First Young Lady Fang noticed that the arrangements were so much better in comparison to what she expected for which she could only thank her aunt. That household brought upon such great misery for her and her mother, and soon they would bear the brunt of her vengeance.
Once the carriage arrived at the Prince Shen Manor, her dowry servants offered their hands to assist First Young Lady Fang. As soon as she came out, she spotted Prince Shen waiting at the steps of the residence and he extended his hand out for her to hold. If she were the same person she was before her mother’s death, she would have worried about what people would think about her. Now she could care less about what people would think so she bravely clutched onto his hand and entered the residence.
Once the wedding rituals were complete, Prince Shen went out to drink with the guests while First Young Lady Fang was taken into her chamber and was made to take a seat on their bed. After an hour, Prince Shen arrived and lifted the fan she was holding. She did not appear to be any less than a regal goddess as she raised her head and looked into his brown orbs causing his heart to skip a beat. Prince Shen then dismissed everyone else from his chamber and took a seat on her bed.
After a few awkward moments, he spoke up: “The crown must be extraordinarily heavy. Let me help you take it off.”
As he leaned closer to remove the phoenix crown from her head, their eyes locked. Her eyes contained a speck of surprise but there was an element of enthusiasm which amused him greatly. Mostly, he had never been in such proximity to a woman he was attracted to. He quite slowly helped her take off the phoenix crown and placed it on their bedside.
He took her hand in his and asked “Are you willing to be with this prince? If you do not want it, this prince will respect your decision.”
First Young Lady Fang blinked for a second and chuckled: “Husband, if I was unwilling, I would not have wantonly approached you and schemed you.”
She threw her arms around his neck and sat on his lap while wrapping her legs around his waist and drew in closer whispering into his ear “ I desire you more than you could possibly imagine.”
it’s about to get steamy…..
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