The people looked back at the same time. They saw under the golden sunlight, Yun Qian Meng was dressed in a light purple dress. On her head were a few jade hairpins. On her ears, she was wearing the same jade earrings. Under the sunlight, she is memorable as a pearl.
Yun Ruo Xue didn’t want her words to be heard by Yun Qian Meng. Seeing that the furens and Misses in Huan Xi yuan looked at her side, her heart suddenly tightened. She was about to open her mouth, but Su Qian Yue opened her mouth first.
“Su fu’s Qian Yue greets Miss Yun. Nice to meet you.”
Su Qian Yue stands in the middle of the pavilion. Dressed in a light blue dress, make her clean and fresh like a lily. The white and delicate skin became clearer under the warm sun, making people’s eyes shine brightly.
This time hearing her soft but polite voice, those furens who have an adult man that has yet to marry at their homes, quickly looked at Su Qian Yue.
Yun Qian Meng saw that someone is helping Yun Ruo Xue, her eyes couldn’t help but look at Su Qian Yue. She smiled lightly: “Xiangfu Qian Meng greets Miss Su. Nice to meet you.”
The two people’s smiling eyes touched each other. It aroused numerous sparks. Outsiders just noticed that the two Misses conduct were proper. But compared to the Yun Qian Meng whose engagement has been cancelled, the satisfaction that the furens have towards Su Qian Yue is obviously greater. But also because of Fu Guo Gong Fu’s face, they didn’t show it too obviously.
“Everyone should sit down! When the birthday banquet starts, even if you want to sit, it’ll take a while!”
At this time, being the eldest daughter of Fu Guo gong Fu, Qu Fei Qing came out to smooth things. She pulled Yun Qian Meng towards some Misses, whom have a good relationship with her and didn’t bother any longer with Yun Ruo Xue and Su Qian Yue.
“Che, such behavior! Doesn’t even know her own appearance and dare to give Yue jiejie a hard time! Bah!”
A round faced young lady in the pavilion stared at the backs of Yun Qian Meng and shouted that to please Su Qian Yue.
“Die er, you can’t be rude. After all, she is your Xue jiejie’s eldest sister. When those people heard the words you said, I don’t know what evil will come out of it.”
Su Qian Yue saw that someone is speaking for her, smiled and pulled the little girl who has yet to get the hairpin. She appeased her.
Yun Ruo Xue glanced at the little girl who just spoke. Seeing that she is the daughter of the of the Vice Minister of Justice and Su Qian Yue’s father is the Minister of Justice, she knows why that little girl wants to please Su Qian Yue.
But no matter who wants to please Su Qian Yue, it doesn’t have anything to do with Yun Ruo Xue. It’s just that hearing someone scold Yun Qian Meng aloud, will make Yun Ruo Xue’s heart happy. The smile on her face came up again. She sipped the tea in front of her.
After Su Qian Yue advised that Miss, she didn’t speak anymore. She let the few people at her side continue to whisper and denigrate Yun Qian Meng. And she is drinking the tea in front of her. It’s just that the eyes that are looking outside secretly, stared at Yun Qian Meng’s back. They revealed a hint of gloat.
“Fei jiejie, where did you hide just now? We were looking for you for half a day!”
Several ladies who stood at the side of a pond enjoying the scenery saw Qu Fei Qing coming with Yuan Qian Meng, so they laughed.
“Meng er, come, greet Du Cha yuan left imperial censor1 Shi family’s Miss Qin. She is my friend.”
Qu Fei Qing looked laughing at the lady who just spoke and introduced Yun Qian Meng.
Yun Qian Meng looked over and saw that the lady of Du Cha yuan left imperial censor Shi family has a face of justice. With one glance, she knows that she is a great learner and has been influenced by Qin daren2.
This Qin daren is also an illustrious figure in Xi Chu. Since emperor Xi Jing was reigning, he was already Du Cha yuan left imperial censor. For decades, this man has been upright and honest. He never bowed to the powerful. He got the praises of the world. Even His Majesty respects and favors this nearly seventy year old imperial censor.
Qin daren is not only strict towards himself, but his family is also honest and innocent.
Yun Xuan Zhi has been an official for so many years, but hasn’t been promoted. It’s must been because of Qin daren repeatedly saying that Yun Xuan Zhi’s principles aren’t right. It let Yun Xuan Zhi’s career be stagnant for years and he couldn’t do anything about it.
But, Yun Qian Meng saw that the eyes of this Miss Qing have a rare touch of righteousness. With a glance she knows that this lady is different from others. Her heart also felt happy. She is willing to be friends with this kind of people who behave well and do right.
“Yun Qian Meng greets Miss Qin!”
Yun Qian Meng bowed slightly to Miss Qin. Her eyes smiled with gentleness.
“I don’t deserve this! Miss Yun, wishing you that all will be well.”
That Miss Qin is also a rare sensible person. Seeing Yun Qian Meng’s sincerity and she (YQM) is also being introduced by a close friend, she guarded less against Yun Qian Meng. She also bowed slightly to Yun Qian Meng. The two people’s personalities are on one line.
Qu Fei Qing saw that Yun Qian Meng and Qin Yi An hit off well, her heart also felt happy. She led Yun Qian Meng to the other ladies to say hello: “This is the Minister of Rites’ family’s daughter Chen Cong Yan. This is the Minister of Personnel’s daughter Han Yin Bo. This last one is the head of Imperial Hanlin Academy’s3 granddaughter Guan Si Rou.”
Yun Qian Meng looked over. These young ladies are the phoenixes among people. Each has an overwhelming appearance and outstanding auras. Their bodies are covered in the air of nobility. It showed their extraordinary background and their good upbringing.
And these ladies felt that this woman whose engagement has been broken off is of a lower status. But seeing Yun Qian Meng now, elegant and refined and with good manner. She also has a trace that can’t help but let people admire her. Facing with everyone’s ridicule, she didn’t get angry, but laughed freely and her face always has a smile. They concluded that this legitimate daughter of xiangfu is a strong woman. They fear that Chen wang has lost a pearl.
Thinking like that, those ladies’s impressions of Yun Qian Meng improved greatly. Everyone said their greetings to Yun Qian Meng. Everyone stood at the side of the lake and talked.
“Don’t know what they’re talking about that they are so happy? Are those people not afraid that Yun Qian Meng will bring their reputation down?”
The daughter of the vice minister of justice who just scolded Yun Qian Meng looked curiously over at the lake. She saw that the sparkling surface of the lake reflected the reflections of the ladies. It was really beautiful, but it also let the one who considers herself very beautiful, Xing Jin Die got really jealous. A pair of small hands held the tea cup tightly. Her eyes exuded jealousy and anger.
Naturally, Su Qian Yue also noticed the happenings over there. The originally proud eyes couldn’t help but flash surprise. Seeing Yun Qian Meng talking with the Misses of Minister of rites, Minister of personnel and Hanlin Academy, Su Qian Yue felt that her heart tasted sour.
Her father is the Minister of Justice, an official of the second rank. Normally, the relation between the six ministers is good. Each one’s work is also a complement of the other’s work. But the minister of rites and the minister of personnel don’t have many works together with father, let alone any friendship. So Su Qian Yue is also not familiar with the two Misses of those homes. But now, the Miss of xiangfu, Yun Qian Meng whose engagement has been broken, is getting along with these two the moment they met. How can Su Qian Yue swallow this anger?
“Ruo Xue, you’re Miss Yun’s meimei, how can you continue to sit here? We should also go chat with those Misses and get to know each other.”
Su Qian Yue finally couldn’t sit still anymore. She stood up, put down her cup of tea and said that with indifference.
Yun Ruo Xue saw that Su Qian Yue has stood up, so she looked up at her. She saw that in her biaojie’s eyes is faint flash of anger. So she knows that Su Qian Yue wants to go over to teach Yun Qian Meng a lesson. She immediately nodded and escorted Su Qian Yue down the pavilion. Step by step they arrived at the lake.
“Don’t know what jiejies are talking about that you’re all so happy. You should say it to let meimei also laugh.”
The person hasn’t arrived, but the voice has already arrived. Yun Ruo Xue pretty voice slowly went into the people’s ears. At the same time, it also interrupted Yun Qian Meng and the other’s talk. They closed their mouth and quietly watched Yun Ruo Xue getting closer to them.
“Su fu’s Qian Yue greets Miss Qin, Miss Chen, Miss Han and Miss Guan. You, Misses don’t come out much, we haven’t seen each other many times. But father worked with uncles. We should also get to know each other.”
Su Qian Yue saw that those people didn’t welcome their arrivel, so she spoke first laughingly to not give the others an opportunity to refuse.
“Su fu? So, it’s the Minister of Justice’s family daughter. Really have heard a lot you. Miss Su is quite famous among the Misses of Jingdu. Seeing you today, you are tenderer than flowers.
Qin Yi An saw that Su Qian Yue didn’t have any good intentions, so she calmly opened her mouth. It’s just that the pair of eyes has a slight touch of sarcasm in them.
Coming from the Censorate’s family, Qin Yi An of course, knows the matter between Su Qing and Yun Xuan Zhi. She also felt regret for the unlucky Qu Ruo Lin. And that person of Su family still dares to come over and interrupt them. This let Qin Yi An who always has a good temperament become displeased. That’s why she said those words.
Su Qian Yue heard the sarcasm in those words. She laughed at them as if it didn’t matter.
“Hey, why are you speaking like this? If you want to praise someone, you should do it better. With an expression of wanting to die, other people will think you won’t live long anymore.”
That Xing Jin Die couldn’t tolerate others insulting Su Qian Yue. She stepped forward, pointed at Qin Yi An’s nose and roared. This roar attracted many eyes.
The ladies that were together with Qu Fei Qing recognized the daughter of the vice minister of justice. They know that this Xing Jin Die is a pillow. She is treating people like this, but is unaware that she has been used by Su Qian Yue. They smiled cheekily and ignored her. After all, they don’t need to bother with a little vice minister’s daughter. Lest to reduce their status and also not to let the other people present think that they are using power to pressure people.
But Xing Jin Die didn’t think like that. Seeing that no one was bothering with her, she got angry. Thinking that at home, she is the pearl that everyone holds in their palms. Now everyone is ignoring her, made her get really angry. She was so angry that she burst into tears.
With that, everyone’s eyes turned to this side. All the furens and Misses are pointing at Xing Jin Die with a little dislike.
Yun Ruo Xue didn’t think that it would turn out like this. Yun Qian Meng hasn’t spoken one word but still made their people cry. This is really going too far. She said harshly: “Why do jiejies bully Jind Die, a child? Da jiejie, after all, you’re someone who was engaged. Although later the engagement has been broken off in public, but you once had a marriage, how can you be like a child with no knowledge? Now, don’t it seems that jiejie doesn’t even have the slightest grace?”
Qu Fei Qing didn’t think that Yun Ruo Xue as Yun Qian Meng’s meimei, will still bully her elder sister on such an important occasion, although she normally bullies Yun Qian Meng at home. In her eyes emerged anger.
At this time, a figure in purple moved forward. Slowly, she walked to the front and stood face to face with Yun Ruo Xue. Yun Qian Meng’s eyes carry a light smile and there can’t be any anger detected. The arc of the mouth is perfect. Under the brilliant sunshine, that white skin is flawless. She seemed like she came from a painting, making people dazzled. Yun Ruo Xue couldn’t help but also stare.
“Meimei’s remark isn’t right. In Xi Chu, we respect the elders and love the youngsters, but Miss Xing has said some ugly words to Miss Qin. If we should say who is at fault, then Miss Xing was at fault first. And meimei is insulting the eldest sister in public, which is the second fault. Meimei didn’t care about xiangfu’s dignity and let father lose face, that’s the third fault. Meimei say, is this your fault or is this jiejie fault? Of course, the Confucius said: If the child is not taught then it’s the father’s fault. But at this time father isn’t present. Meimei did such misconduct; I as the eldest sister have wrong for not guiding you. When we return to the fu, I’ll go apologize to father and also ask for father’s forgiveness. It’s just that I don’t know what meimei should do to let father be less angry.”
Yun Qian Meng spoke each sentence slowly. The leisurely speed lets Yun Ruo Xue’s face gets paler with each sentence. It also lets Su Qian Yue couldn’t help but admire Yun Qian Meng. In her heart there’s now a higher amount of guarding and hostility against this eldest Miss of xiangfu.
“If Miss Xing continue to cry, I’m afraid that the vice minister of justice won’t have any more face. I don’t know that at the end of today’s birthday, how long the furens and Misses present will talk about your behavior.”
The people saw that Yun Qian Meng didn’t get angry, they also gradually calmed down. Miss Chen also laughed. In her speech, she was making fun of them.
Today that Xing Jin Die really dressed up like a flower from a painting. But after she cried, the sophisticated look on her face changed. She immediately pulled out a small mirror and looked. She saw that her eyes were red and swollen. She looked messy. She didn’t even have time to ay goodbye to Su Qian Yue. She ran straight to Huan Xi yuan’s door to find her maids to repair the make up.
Su Qian Yue saw that Yun Qian Meng drove her people away with just a speech, her eyes turned grim. Tight-lipped, she slowly approached Yun Qian Meng. With a full voice, she said: “No matter what, Ruo Xue is still Miss Yun’s meimei, why doesn’t Miss Yun’s logic forgive her? Putting her in shame in front of people isn’t also right for you.”
Yun Qian Meng saw those eyes of Su Qian Yue which was full of haze. She smiled and said indifferently: “I and Miss Su also don’t have any grudges. Why is Miss Su pressing harder and harder?
When these words fell, Su Qian Yue’s eyes flashed resentment. Her mouth sneered and she walked forward. She intended to pass Yun Qian Meng.
At this time, don’t know why, Su Qian Yue’s body suddenly fell into the lake. Everyone exclaimed. They didn’t react yet. They saw how Su Qian Yue fell into the lake. Yun Qian Meng suddenly reached out to pull Su Qian Yue’s skirts…..
It’s just that Su Qian Yue’s actions are too fast. Yun Qian Meng’s hands only caught the silver belt on her waist. The belt has been ripped off. While flying between a dancing skirt, everyone heard a ‘putong’sound of someone falling into the lake.
“Come, people come fast. Quickly save Miss Su!”
Yun Qian Meng was the first one to react. She quickly shouted at the maids. It’s just that the maids don’t know how to swim. They could only run in panic towards Huan Xi yuan’s door to search for people.
For a time, the virtues and graceful furens and Misses watched with frightened expressions to Su Qian Yue, but no one reached a hand to help.
Qu Fei Qing, Yun Qian Meng and several people broke branches from the side and stretched them into the lake. They intended to lift Su Qian Yue out. Nonetheless, the clothes soaked in water became heavier. The branches are too thin. Soon they were broken. Because of the reaction to this force, Su Qian Yue actually sank to the bottom of the lake.
An anxious shout came. A pale figure immediately rushed in front of everyone. Not even a moment, that figure jumped into the lake. He struggled to get to the place where Su Qian Yue drowned…….
“What are you all standing for?! Rush down and help!”
Qu Fei Qing saw that an accident happened in her own backyard and none of the servants moved. They are just standing on the shore. She got angry and pointed at the lake while shouting.
For a time, dozens sounds of people going into the water sounded. After half an incense stick, did they see the people carrying Su Qian Yue who has already fainted, ashore.
That young master who first jumped isn’t even aware that his whole body is drenched. He laid Su Qian Yue flat ashore. Then is hands pressed Su Qian Yue’s abdomen. He tried for half a day and didn’t see Su Qian Yue spit out the water from the lake. It lets the man get anxious that he doesn’t know if the water on his forehead is sweat or water from the lake. They fell onto Su Qian Yue’s face. The force pressing down increased.
A sound of water being spit out can be heard. Everyone saw Su Qian Yue spat out the water from the lake. That man sighed heavily in relief. He immediately took a cloak from the maid and wrapped around Su Qian Yue whose clothing is in a mess.
“Quickly help Miss Su to the guest room!”
Ji Shu Yu who heard about the accident, immediately rushed to the scene and let the maids lead the way for Su Cheng Yan.
Su Cheng Yan personally picked Su Qian Yue up. He coldly let is gaze swept over the crowd. Then did he go with Fu Guo Gong Fu’s maids to Huan Xi yuan’s door.
Such a thing happened on Lao Tai Jun’s birthday made Ji Shu Yu felt unhappy.
Qu Fei Qing glared at the back of the Su brother and sister before she replied: “Mother, that Miss Su slipped down the lake herself.”
“No, it was obviously Yun Qian Meng who pushed biaojie into the water!”
Yun Ruo Xue snapped while pointing at Yun Qian Meng.
Everyone’s heart sighed. With puzzled eyes, they looked at Yun Qian Meng. Ji Shu Yu’s heart made a thump sound. She is calling bad in her heart. She is afraid that this time Meng er went into the road of the Su family.
Qu Fei Qing saw that Yun Ruo Xue is making such slanderous accusations, got so angry that her body is trembling. With her reddened face, she wanted to rebuke Yun Ruo Xue, but she has been stopped by Yun Qian Meng. Yun Qian Meng looked calm. With a voice void of anger but with pressure, forcing the Yun Ruo Xue beside her to straighten: “Does meimei has concrete evidence? Otherwise, with just the charges of slandering the eldest sister, will get meimei punished.”
Yun Ruo Xue saw that Yun Qian Meng is already so much in trouble but she is still so calm, couldn’t help but sneer: “At that time, only jiejie was the nearest to Yue jiejie. It happens on the exact moment when Yue jiejie passed jiejie that she fell into the lake. There are many dubious points. Naturally, jiejie is the biggest suspect! According to how meimei sees it, jiejie shouldn’t be brave and not play the fool. You’ve done wrong, you can go apologize to Yue jiejie. I believe biaojie will certainly forgive you.”
This speech seemed to be identifying Yun Qian Meng as the assailant. But Yun Qian Meng still has a calm face. She smiled indifferently with her red lips: “Wait till Miss Su is awake and then ask. Meimei should go rest to avoid that when being punished you won’t have strength.”
The people saw Yun Qian Meng’s calm expression. She didn’t seem like the assailant. They recovered the puzzled look in their eyes and turned to look at Yun Ruo Xue who is accusing Yun Qian Meng. They are wondering what she wants.
At this time, a little maid came running. She whispered in Ji Shu Yu’s ear. Ji Shu yu’s face immediately changed color. She immediately said: “Asking the furens and Misses to go to the front yard. The emperor, the empress dowager and the empress have suddenly come to Fu Guo Gong Fu.”
Hearing that, everyone panicked. Where would they still have the mind to watch other people being the laughing stock? They lined up according to their husband’s status and respectfully walked to the front yard.
The men, who were in the front yard went to the front door of Fu Guo Gong Fu. The women stood perfectly under the guidance of several Lao Tai Juns. After the men at the front door paid their respects, the women also welcomed the emperor, the empress dowager and the empress.
Today, the emperor went on an incognito tour. Seeing this solemn parade, he easygoingly lets everyone stand up. Then he walked towards Gu Lao Tai Jun and Jiang Lao Tai Jun. He himself helped those two old people stand up and smiled: “Is the body of two waizumu’s well?”
Gu Lao Tai Jun and Jian Lao Tai Jun looked at each other and smiled. Gu Lao Tai Jun gave the opportunity to answer to Jiang Lao Tai Jun. She smiled and replied: “Thanks the emperor for your care. These old bodies are still good. Just don’t know what’s the reason that emperor, empress dowager and empress have arrived. The welcome wasn’t much. Hope that the emperor will forgive us.”
These words, Jiang Lao Tai Jun are saying them for Gu Lao Tai Jun. The two family’s relationship is good. Gu Lao Tai Jun also nodded at Jiang Lao Tai Jun.
The empress slowly approached. She took a pair of jades from the maid and personally handed them to Gu Lao Tai Jun. she smiled: “This is the birthday gift that the emperor and granddaughter in law prepared. Wish Lao Tai Jun the best and that every year will have this day.”
Lao Tai Jun looked at the heavy jade in her hands. She immediately wants to bow, but has been stopped at the same time by the emperor and the empress. The empress dowager walked forward and said laughingly: “Mother, this is the kids’ mind. Today is your sixty birthday. We came in plain clothes to attend this banquet. Asking mother to not be so cautious.”
Listening to the empress dowager saying that, Gu Lao Tai Jun only felt fear. She immediately took these three honorable people directly to her Rui Lin yuan. Because the number of ladies and gentlemen are too large, they stayed in the front yard. After this trio left, the atmosphere became livelier.
The gentlemen who all along wanted to sneak into Huan Xi yuan to see the ladies of every fu, their eyes lit up. They looked at the women’s appearance and figure, making the women angry and they whispered among themselves.
But although the ladies hate the men’s flirty eyes, they also are peeking at the men. They are looking for their mister right. And in these men, the two who came with the emperor, Chen wang and Chu xiang has been selected by various. They both didn’t follow emperor Yu Qian to the inner yuan, giving the ladies the opportunity to feast their eyes.
Chen wang is cold and indifferent. Chu xiang is refined and handsome. They both are tall in stature and their status doesn’t lose to each other. They became the focus of discussion and received many peeps from the ladies. Even Qu Fei Qin and the other Misses couldn’t help but took more glances at those two.
There is also someone who is another interesting figure, but who has the capacity to keep people at arm’s length. He is Rong Yun He.
He stand out more in the crowd because of his head full of white hair. At his side, beside his servant, there isn’t anyone. Even the men are afraid to get to close to him, not to mention the ladies.
Rong Yun He had long gotten accustomed to all of this. He didn’t feel that anything is wrong. He just sits back with quiet eyes, making people unable to see what he is thinking.
However, in the crowd, there is still someone who lets the ladies be very concerned about. That is Hai Tian junzhu4 who came with the emperor.
This junzhu stood at the center of the yard, making all the ladies lost color on their faces. She seemed beautiful enough to cause the downfall of a country. If it wasn’t for the fact that she was looking too serious, many gentlemen would’ve stepped forward and approached her.
At this time, Hai Tian’s eyes are obviously looking for someone. When she saw Yun Qian Meng, who was standing beside Qu Fei Qing, her eyes shimmered. She walked towards Yun Qian Meng.
The buzz in the yard quieted down. Everyone’s eyes are curiously looking at Hai Tian and Yun Qian Meng. They wondered what kind of sparks will come out of two people whom even if you hit their bazi5 together won’t get together. Not too mention that Yun Qian Meng, at this time also has the suspicion of pushing Su Qian Yue into water.
Yun Qian Meng looked indifferently at Hai Tian who was getting closer and closer to her. Today she is wearing a yellow palace robe. Outside, she was wrapped in a golden colored muslin. Wide hem with purple flower pattern. Her hair was tied in a loose and unique variant of feiyun (type of hairstyle) bun. On her forehead was a little red gem. It was just right. On her head was a golden buyao (type of hairpin with jingles on them). It shook with every step making a flurry sound. It’s really a beautiful and pleasant style as if she especially dressed like that for someone.
Different from Hai Tian, Yun Qian Meng is only dressed in a lavender colored dress. On it was a group of butterfly flying over a bunch of flowers. Wrapped around it was a silver muslin, making it seemed clear and lively. Around her waist was a white brocade belt. She looked fresh and elegant. Beautiful curved eyebrows. Eyes like water from the lake, but calm and tough. Small aquiline nose. Lips that don’t wear red lipstick. Skin white and soft like snow. The hair on her head is so black making her seem gentle and elegant. She has just the right amount of jade hairpins in her hair, refined and decent. It made her seem more and more elegant and refined.
The gentlemen saw two of such stunning women, their eyes widened. Even Chen wang and Chu xiang couldn’t help but look over.
Hai Tian felt the gaze of the two people. A trace of smile crossed those indifferent eyes. She stood in front of Yun Qian Meng and smiled: “Thanks Miss Yun for last time at Fu Gui Tang6.”
Yun Qian Meng saw the smile crossing Hai Tian eyes just now. She knows that she has been used by Hai Tian. Although her heart is slightly angry, her face is still carrying a smile. She said: “Junzhu is too polite.”
The gentlemen saw the two stunning beauties laugh, they suddenly lost their souls. Their eyes kept staring at those two without blinking.
And in the eyes of the ladies were resentment. They want to go cut Hai Tian and Yun Qian Meng into pieces. But compared the Hai Tian, the evil stares that Yun Qian Meng whose engagement has been annulled by Chen wang, is considerably smaller.
After all, in everyone’s hearts it’s clear: it will be difficult for a woman whose marriage has been rejected by the man to marry again. Moreover, Yun Qian Meng has been rejected someone as powerful as Chen wang. No one in Jingdu will dare to go propose marriage now.
Therefore, although they hate Yun Qian Meng for stealing the limelight, they still have mercy for her.
“Yi! Miss Yun, so you were here. Do you still remember me?”
At this time, a voice full of surprise came. Everyone looked over. Han Guo Gong Fu’s Yuan Qing Zhou stood up from beside Chen wang. He ran towards Yun Qian Meng.
This bold behavior of Yuan Qing Zhou, immediately drew the eyes of everyone. Even Rong Yun He who didn’t bother with anything just now, looked over. But he just glanced over once and then looked away.
By this time, Chen wang’s cold eyes flashed anger. He instantly pulled Yuan Qing Zhou’s sleeved and whispered a warning: “This is Fu Guo gong Fu not Han Guo Gong Fu. You better be more careful.”
Since little this Yuan Qing Zhou has been afraid of Chen wang. Leaving aside the status of Chen wang, even the cold aura of Chen wang will be able to freeze Yuan Qing Zhou.
Sure enough, between the beauty and his life, Yuan Qing Zhou still chose his little life. But he still continued to stare at Yun Qian Meng. He attempted to get Yun Qian Meng’s attention with his eyes.
It’s just that Yun Qian Meng saw the resentment in the people’s heart, where would she still has the time to look at him?
The people saw that Yun Qian Meng didn’t even bother with Yuan Qing Zhou and they know the fact that Yuan Qing Zhou loves beauties, so they concluded that Yuan Qing Zhou must’ve set his eyes on the eldest Miss of xiangfu. He deliberately shouted to get that person’s attention. But this eldest Miss knows the propriety and ignored Yuan Qing Zhou. Thinking like that, in everyone’s heart, they felt contempt towards Yuan Qing Zhou. And towards Yun Qian Meng who got the fancy of Yuan Qing Zhou, they felt pity.
Hai Tian’s intelligent eyes made a turn from Yuan Qing Zhou, Chen wang and Rong Yun He. She smiled: “Miss Yun has quite a lot of admirers.”
Hearing that Qu Fei Qing who was beside Yun Qian Meng looked confused at Hai Tian.
Everyone’s eyes got a touch of more resentment. Only Yun Qian Meng’s eyes remained the same. Especially when looking at Hai Tian, her smile became sweeter.
“Junzhu is joking. To say who is more graceful and beautiful, in Jingdu if junzhu is second then nobody is first. Qian Meng is ordinary, how can I be compared with junzhu? In particular, the loving gazes that the gentlemen present are sending at junzhu, is proof of how beautiful junzhu is.”
Hearing that, Hai Tian didn’t feel joy. If she could get that person’s admiration, why would she go to Fu Guo Gong Fu to let these lechers look at her? And beside the words that Yun Qian Meng said, listening to them won’t find anything, but they seem to have another meaning. It made Hai Tian couldn’t find any fault at the moment. She can only stare with gloomy eyes at Yun Qian Meng who was still smiling, in an attempt to find flaws at her looks.
“Junzhu came from so far, please go inside to rest.”
Qu Fei Qing saw that this side gathered a lot of attention and Hai Tian is the instigator, so she laughed and opened her mouth.
Hai Tian heard that and saw that her objective has been achieved, so she nodded at Qu Fei Qing. She whispered: “Thanks.”
She followed the maid into the back yard. When she entered the corner, her head turned slightly to the right. That pair of eyes looked at the side of that person full of hope. But she found out that, that person is still staring at the place where she was standing before. In her eyes immediately flashed anger. In an instant her eyes turned to Yun Qian Meng, her eyes full of hatred.
Yun Qian Meng has always been sensitive. She knows that Chu Fei Yang’s gaze is on her body. There is also a strong gaze full of anger glaring at her, making her angry. She just somehow became the thorn in Hai Tian’s eyes. For a time she raised her head and glared at the culprit, Chu Fei Yang.
It’s just that Chu Fei Yang didn’t look away because of her glare. Contrary, his eyes showed a touch of innocence, making him seem different from when he was in Chi Yun Ge.
“Meng er, what’s the matter?”
Qu Fei Qing saw that Yun Qian Meng’s eyes suddenly became fierce, she was worried. She pulled Yun Qian Meng and asked.
Yun Qian Meng saw that she was so worried about her, but she couldn’t explain the fire that was between them just now, so she only smiled: “Nothing. Thanks biaojie for speaking for Meng er just now.”
Qu Fei Qing immediately understood that Yun Qian Meng was talking about Su Qian Yue falling into water, so she immediately waved her hands and blushed slightly: “We are family. If I don’t speak for you, do I need to help that Su Qian Yue who didn’t have any good intentions? Moreover, biaojie believe your personality.”
Hearing that, Yun Qian Meng’s eyes showed a little coldness. Yes, just now, it was she who pushed Su Qian Yue into the water. But all of this Su Qian Yue has asked for it herself. If it wasn’t that she (SQY) wanted to rip her (YQM) belt off while passing and wanted her to be a disgrace in front of everyone, she wouldn’t have pushed her into water. So she took advantage of the situation and paid an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. She smoothly ripped off Su Qian Yue’s belt.
That Miss Su must’ve awakened by now. She is positive that she (SQY) is now crying and getting angry because of being a disgrace in front of everyone. It’s just that, it left an unhappy point on waizumu’s birthday. This is indeed her fault. She only hopes that Lao Tai Jun will have a happy meal later, to make up for the guilt she is now feeling in her heart.
And at this side, Yuan Qing Zhou saw that Yun Qian Meng is in front of his eyes, but he couldn’t touch, felt his heart becoming intolerable itching. So he said to Chen wang: “Biaoge, are you not going in to see zumu? She misses you very much.”
While speaking, his eyes will drift to Yun Qian Meng’s back.
How can Chen wang not understand his little mind? Actually, there is nothing bad about Yuan Qing Zhou wanting to pursue Yun Qian Meng. But Yun Qian Meng is the woman that he, Chen wang, doesn’t want. How can he see this woman enter Yuan family?
Moreover, seeing Yun Qian Meng now, she is generous and her manners are elegant. He didn’t see the cowardice. She looked like a different person from the one who wanted to commit suicide in the hall. This aroused Chen wang’s curiosity. He wondered if Yun Qian Meng acted like that because she wanted him to break off the engagement or if there’s a hidden reason.
For a time, Yun Qian Meng aroused strong curiosity in Chen wang. In his heart, he actually doesn’t want another man to be near this woman who originally belonged to him.
At this time, a beautiful middle aged woman rushed into the yuan. She ran straight to Yun Qian Meng. With her right hand raised, everyone immediately knows what will happen next.
Immediately, in the eyes of Chen wang and Chu Fei Yang flashed coldness. Their body moved at the same time. One stopped in front of that beautiful middle aged woman. The other stopped in front of Yun Qian Meng.
And Rong Yun He, because he was too far away, he was only able to stand up……
“Didn’t you see that here, it’s Fu Guo Gong Fu? Is this a place where you can be presumptuous?”
Chen wang coldly said those words, scaring that beautiful middle aged woman that she shivered. She immediately kneeled.
Chu Fei Yang saw that Chen wang wants to be the hero who rescues the beauty. His eyes flashed interest. He said lightly: “Why should wangye get angry? We should listen to what she has to say.”
That beautiful middle aged woman heard that Chu Fei Yang is helping her, immediately raised her head and said: “Answering wangye, Chu xiang. This xiangfu’s daughter has gone too far. She went as far as to push my daughter into the lake and also let my daughter be a disgrace in front of everyone. Chenfu7, was so angry that is why I lost control.”
Yuan Qing Zhou has come to this side long ago. He angrily said: “Which piece of onion8 is your daughter that she is worthy for Miss Yun to use her own hands?”
Chen wang saw that Yuan Qing Zhou was speaking nonsense, immediately glared at him. It scared Yuan Qing Zhou making him stand honestly beside him without speaking further.
Chu Fei Yang looked at Yun Qian Meng, asked smilingly: “Don’t know what explanation Miss Yun has?”
Yun Qian Meng lifted her eyes and looked at Chu Fei Yang. She felt that this person is too mysterious and unpredictable. Just now he appears to be speaking for Su furen, but at this moment he seems to be standing at her (YQM) side.
Qu Fei Qing saw that Yun Qian Meng is looking at Chu Fei Yang. She is anxious that Su furen will turn around and bite them, so she tugged at Yun Qian Meng’s clothes to let her clarify the matter as soon as possible.
Yun Qian Meng looked at Qu Fei Qing once to ease her mind. Then she looked at Chu Fei Yang and calmly said: “Does Su furen have evidence? If you don’t have, isn’t it that you wronged Qian Meng? At that time, every furen and Miss were present. Everyone looked at this side. If I pushed her, with so many eyes, how could I not be found out? Or is it that Su furen is saying that all furens and Misses are blind? Moreover, at that time, it was Miss Su who came over to provoke. Qian Meng and the others yielded many times, but Miss Su was angry and unwilling to settle. If we say that Miss Su is intentionally framing Qian Meng, it’s not necessarily that no one will believe it. What’s more is that when Miss Su fell into water, Qian Meng used all her efforts to rescue her. Everyone saw that. And furen didn’t have a half ounce of gratitude, but instead wants to use violence against Qian Meng. What’s more disappointing is, how can this let Su daren secure his position as the minister of justice? Furen is so not virtuous, how can you assist Su daren? How can we know whether Su daren isn’t affected by furen and will settle the cases unfairly?”
After these sentences fell down, that Su furen’s face paled. Her forehead is in cold sweats. Her body also began to tremble. She just heard that her daughter fell into water and also heard from the discussion that it’s related to Yun Qian Meng. So she hastily ran over to calculate the matter with her. Turned out that this Yun Qian Meng is so tough, clever and eloquent. After some words fell down, she also has been pushed into the matter and also slandered her family’s daren. How can her heart to be stricken?
And those furens and Misses, whom has been said to be blind, aren’t also people to take lightly. They testified for Yun Qian Meng and accused Su furen of blaming the innocent.
For a time, the front yard was noisy. Only in Chu Fei Yang’s eyes laughter can be seen. Rong Yun He also leisurely at down again. And in Chen wang’s eyes, doubt was hidden…….
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- Censorate (yùshǐtái 御史臺): This was another famous (and important) wing of traditional government. Its main job was to provide oversight of the bureaucracy. It was charged with notifying the Emperor of any misbehavior among officials. Over time it evolved an elaborate structure that included provincial branch offices
- Hanlin Academy (hànlínyuàn 翰林院): This was only one of a number of imperial academic institutions. The Hanlin Academy was established in the eighth century and thereafter was a prestigious appointment. It was not a school; the Academicians provided the Emperor with a staff of academically talented individuals he could call on as the need arose.
- 郡主 (jùn zhǔ): daughter of a wangye
- 八字(Bā Zì) eight letters: the four pillars of destiny. The four pillars represent the year, month, day, and hour of one’s birth. Every pillar has two letters, which will form a total of eight letters.
- Fu Gui Tang is where they sell jewelries in Jingdu
- 臣妇(Chén fù): I or your servant, a form used when addressed a ruler.
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