Because of Yun Qian Meng’s words, the old madam was a little displeased. But then she thought about Yun Qian Meng being respectful to her, Yun Qian Meng looking after Yun Yiyi and also the power of Fu Guo Gong Fu, the displeasure faded a bit. After all, this wasn’t the time to deal with Yun Qian Meng yet. Although, Liu Han Yu was the one in charge of this big prime minister residence, but Liu Han Yu always followed Yun Qian Meng’s orders. Besides, Yun Xuan Zhi and herself, his mother wasn’t close. It was better to curry favor from Yun Qian Meng. So this person couldn’t be offended otherwise Yi Heng and Yi Jie will be affected.
After thinking it through, the expression of the old madam turned much gentler. Her attention temporarily left Yun Yiyi, smiled to Yun Qian Meng and said: “The jewelry that Meng er sent yesterday was really delicate and expensive. Grandmother really likes them.”
- Er: term of endearment
Yun Qian Meng heard the flattery from the old madam’s words. She also smiled and said softly: “It’s just a little piece of granddaughter’s kind heart. For so many years, granddaughter couldn’t be filial to grandmother. I hope that grandmother isn’t dissatisfied with granddaughter and help granddaughter be filial.”
Listening to Yun Qian Meng’s response, the heart of the old lady got peaceful. At least Yun Qian Meng let her know that if she accept Yun Qian Meng’s kind heart, everything could be negotiated.
This pair of granddaughter and grandmother smiled at each other in front of the unsuspecting Yun Yiyi. Nothing needed to be said anymore.
At this time, Rui mama entered and said that Liu concubine has come. Old madam nodded to let her come in. Liu Han Yu was wearing a yellow dress. On her head were a few pieces of jade hairpin. The earrings on her ears shook a little while she walked. It was a really beautiful sight.
It’s just that on her beautiful and pale face, fatigue could be seen. Even when paying respect to the old madam and Yun Qian Meng, it felt like she didn’t have the energy.
“What’s the matter with concubine? Why does concubine sound so tired?”
The old madam and Yun Qian Meng haven’t said anything yet when Yun Yiyi asked those questions. If this happened on a normal day in their hometown, the old madam wouldn’t have said anything, but Yun Yiyi was so without manners in front of the two people of the prime minister’s residence. It made the old lady totally lose face.
Yun Qian Meng’s gaze only swept lightly over Yun Yiyi. Then she held a cup in her hand and slowly sipped tea.
The old madam glanced quickly at Yun Qian Meng from the corners of her eye and saw that Yun Qian Meng didn’t bother with Yun Yiyi’s manners. She secretly glared at Yun Yiyi and then said: “Can it be that Liu concubine is sick? That’s why you’re like this without spirit?”
This was a somewhat heavy statement. What sick servant would dare to enter their master’s room? If they were unlucky, they’ll get charged with spreading the sickness deliberately to their masters. If the sentence was light, they’ll be driven out of the residence. If the sentence is heavy, they’ll be beaten to death.
Therefore when Liu concubine heard the old madam’s not deep and not light interrogation, she froze for a moment. Her face turned paler and said a bit scared: “My excuses for letting old madam be bothered. Yesterday, this slave just forgot the hour while looking at the accounting books. Until the yin hour (3-5 am) did I go to sleep. That’s why I’m slightly tired.”
While she was speaking, Liu Han Yu peeked once at Yun Qian Meng and saw that she was drinking tea. The faint smile on her lips was as free and calm as the lilies outside. It made the Lui Han Yu who was scared because of the old madam became calm again. At the final sentence there wasn’t a trace of fear anymore. It had an impressive trace of calm in it.
Seeing the change in Liu Han Yu, the old madam’s sharp eyes immediately looked at Yun Qian Meng. She was surprised to find that Yun Qian Meng already turned her eyes away. Then she looked at Yun Yiyi who was beside her and fixed the bead hairpin on Yun Yiyi’s head.
The old madam couldn’t pick any wrongdoing of Yun Qian Meng, so, she had to continue to face Liu Han Yu. Without good intention, she asked: “Recently has nothing happened in the residence? Is that Su Qing a bit more honest now?”
These days the old madam was happy because Yun Yiyi arrived at the mansion. She temporarily let the matter that happened between Yun Ruo Xue and Rui mama slide.
And the attitude of Yun Qian Meng towards Yun Ruo Xue was unexpected and unpredicable, making the old madam unable to figure it out. So, she decided to first watch and then dispose of the Su Qing and her daughter.
Being asked by the old madam, Liu Han Yu said respectfully: “These past few days Su concubine stayed at Feng He Yuan and wrote Buddhist scriptures for old madam. The second miss is also staying in her room to recuperate. Today this servant has come because this servant has something to report.”
Having said that, Liu Han Yu paused. Her eyes subconsciously looked at Yun Qian Meng. Yun Qian Meng gave her encouragement with her eyes. Then she knelt and congratulated: “Congratulations, old madam. Just now the mama who lives at Liu Yuan, said that Hua concubine is a month pregnant.”
After saying that, Liu Han Yu knocked her head on the floor to the old madam. All the maids inside the room also fell on their knees and congratulated the old madam.
Yun Qian Meng and Yun Yiyi stood up, bowed and said: “Congratulations grandmother!”
Facing with a room full of people with a happy face, the face of the old madam turned dark. In that pair of eyes flashed something dark, but it was not joy. It had more of hate in it. She recovered her expression too late and all the people congratulating her didn’t know whether they should go on.
I don’t remember anymore what happened to Rui mama and Yun Ruo Xue, but it has something with the injury on Yun Ruo Xue’s head. The grandmother only loves her second son. She only wants to gain benefits from her first son to benefit Yun Yi Heng, YunYi Jie and Yun Yiyi.