“There’s no need for you to be so nervous. Just act natural and follow my lead,” Ren said reassuringly as he smiled brightly at me and took my hand in his.
Today is the start of our pretend relationship between crown prince and his favorite concubine. Easy for him to say, how can I possibly act natural in this situation. His hand holding mine felt hot and my palm feel sweaty from nervousness.
“Easy for you to say. I’ve never dated anyone before, I don’t know how to act all lovey-dovey…” I mumbled to myself.
“Just hold my hand, smile sweetly at me, talk to me in a sweet voice and just follow my lead. If people ask questions, I’ll help you answer them. So just smile and keep your head up, ok?” Ren instructed confidently.
At a loss for words, I just nodded.
After the maids dressed me up fitting of my new position, we were ready to leave the White Lotus palace to meet the emperor at the main palace.