Qu Fei Qing saw that Yun Qian Meng is so calm, the original mood that was so angry because of Yun Ruo Xue also settled down.
Qu Fei Qing elegantly sat down beside Yun Qian Meng. She let everyone retreat into the yard except for her own personal maid and Mu Chun. She poured tea for herself. She swallowed a mouthful to calm her heart and lungs. Then she sternly said: “Just now, I was so furious! You don’t know how vicious that Yun Ruo Xue is. Your reputation has nearly been destroyed at her hands. Meng er, what kind of life are you living at the prime minister’s residence? How are Su Qing and her daughter treating you?”
While talking, Qu Fei Qing got excited again. Those soft hands held Yun Qian Meng’s hands tightly. Her eyes are full of worries.
Yun Qian Meng seemed to not care about what Yun Ruo Xue did to her. She put one of her hands on Qu Fei Qing’s. She calmly appeased Qu Fei Qing’s too emotional state.
“Did cousin sister forgot what Meng er has said before? How can we get in disarray and let the enemy take advantage? You, being so angry will let other people think that I really have something that people can’t see. If we get so angry, doesn’t that mean that we have fallen into someone else’s trap?”
“But Miss, you have not seen second Miss’s aggressive appearance just now. She insisted that you are having a tryst with someone within Fu Guo Gong Fu, making all the guests who have come today misunderstand Miss. It almost ruined Miss’s reputation of this lifetime! Fortunately, uncle master and madam are wise and let those madams go check in the backyard. It’s actually the maid of the minister of justice who is having an affair with a man. She took advantage that Miss Su is resting in the guest room at the moment and secretly went to the garden and did such an immoral thing with a servant!”
Mu Chun’s stomach is full of anger. At this time seeing that her Miss isn’t even the slightest angry, she felt really unfair for Yun Qian Meng. She didn’t wait for Qu Fei Qing to open her mouth and also didn’t bother about the etiquettes, with red eyes she told what has happened.
Yun Qian Meng didn’t put those vulgar means of Yun Ruo Xue into her heart. Moreover, now Yun Ruo Xue is carrying the sin of slandering legitimate eldest sister. Later, when they are back in the prime minister’s residence, she fears that Yun Ruo Xue won’t have a good day.
But when Yun Qian Meng looked at Mu Chun with a smile, she discovered Mu Chun’s left cheek is swollen. On the white skin, there’s a handprint. Her heart suddenly has a surge of anger. The faint smile faded away. She coldly asked: “What happened to your face? Who hit you?!”
Mu Chun didn’t think that Yun Qian Meng didn’t get angry because of herself (YQM), but rather got angry because of her face. For a time, her heart was full of gratitude. But she is faithful to not trouble her Miss with her own matters. She looked at the ground and whispered: “It’s this slave who was careless and accidentally hit the pillar. Apologizing for making Miss worry.”
But on her face, the five fingers are so obvious, how can Mu Chun be able to hide it with a lie?
Yun Qian Meng’s expression turned cold like frost. The voice also has an icy chill: “It must be Yun Ruo Xue’s masterpiece, right?!”
Although she is questioning, but her tone sounded certain.
On such an occasion as today, the one who can be so arrogant and beat a maid, aside from the right prime minister of the first rank Yun Xuan Zhi’s beloved daughter Yun Ruo Xue, who else can it be?
Yun Ruo Xue relied on Yun Xuan Zhi’s love and didn’t even put she, the legitimate eldest sister in her eyes, let alone a maid by her side.
But isn’t Yun Ruo Xue too confident of her position and weight in Yun Xuan Zhi’s heart? Or is she still thinking that she (YQM) is still weak and incompetent as before and tolerated her bullying her (YQM) maid?
Mu Chun followed Yun Qian Meng for some days, of course she knows Yun Qian Meng’s temperament. In the past, facing with Su Qing’s framing and provocation, Yun Qian Meng dealt with them with a smile. She didn’t see her (YQM) got angry once over those people. But at this time, Yun Qian Meng got angry because of the handprint on her face, making Mu Chun’s heart feel moved and fear. She is moved because of Yun Qian Meng and their feelings of master and servant. Fear, because Yun Qian Meng is grieving (and hurt her body) because of her. After those thoughts passed her mind, Mu Chun immediately knelt in front of Yun Qian Meng and advised: “This slave suffering a little is nothing, but begging Miss to not harm your body because of this slave. Today, Miss is so concerned about this slave, this is this slave’s greatest blessing in this life!”
Yun Qian Meng saw that Mu Chun is about to kowtow, she immediately bends over to lift her up. Seeing Mu Chun’s eyes full of gratitude, she sighed in her heart. Then she pressed the anger in her heart down and calmly said: “This matter today is my negligence. I shouldn’t have let you face Yun Ruo Xue alone. Although you’re my maid, but in my heart, you’re like a sister. Don’t worry, I will not let you suffer for no apparent reason.”
Mu Chun didn’t expect that Yun Qian Meng put so much value on her. Her heart is moved beyond words. She laughed with tears in her eyes and retreated behind Yun Qian Meng without saying anything anymore.
Qu Fei Qing saw that at Yun Qian Meng’s side there is such a loyal maid, her heart also felt happy. But thinking about Yun Ruo Xue’s tricks, she couldn’t help herself from worrying. She pulled Yun Qian Meng’s hand and said with a serious tone: “Meng er, I think that the prime minister’s residence isn’t a place where people should stay. Will it not be better if you move to Fu Guo Gong Fu? You can keep me company and also stay away from those scheming little villains.”
Although Yun Qian Meng is still smiling, but her eyes are cold. She firmly shook her head at Qu Fei Qing and in front of Qu Fei Qing that smile disappeared from her mouth. She replied coldly: “Thanking cousin sister for your kindness. It’s just that now this little sister wants to go back to the prime minister’s residence to get along well with second little sister.”
That last phrase ‘to get along well’ almost came from Yun Qian Meng’s teeth. It’s visible how Yun Qian Meng’s mood is right now. Even Qu Fei Qing at her side can feel the anger emitting from her body. In particular after seeing Yun Qian Meng’s firm look, she knows that she won’t be able to persuade her (YQM), so she gave up.
After Qu Ling Ao dealt with the matter, he didn’t immediately go back to the front yard. He lets Qu Zhang Qing go instead of him to amuse the guests. He went quickly to Lao Tai Jun’s Rui Lin yuan. He lets someone call Yun Xuan Zhi out.
“Don’t know why marquise has called me?”
Yun Xuan Zhi followed the servant outside Rui Lin yuan. He saw Qu Ling Ao looking at him coldly outside. He felt puzzled, so he asked.
Qu Ling Ao only need to remember about what has happened, his heart got really angry again. Of course, he won’t let Yun Xuan Zhi see a good expression. He humphed coldly at Yun Xuan Zhi and said: “Come with me!”
Although Yun Xuan Zhi is in a high position in court, but that he can have today’s status, is because he is related to Fu Guo Gong Fu. Therefore, facing this eldest uncle, he can’t take his official’s aura out. Especially now that Qu Ling Ao’s expression is really bad. That pair of eyes is now revealing a deep disdain and coldness, making Yun Xuan Zhi frown slightly. His heart began to have a hint of resentment. After all, now he is the first prime minister of the country, but in the eye of his first wife’s family he is still someone who will come when they call and who will go when they shout. It made Yun Xuan Zhi felt that he lost face and find that Fu Guo Gong Fu are bullying people too much.
But although his heart is dissatisfied, Yun Xuan Zhi is someone who is smooth and slick in the official circle. Concealing his feelings is a trivial matter and he is of course handy at it.
Yun Xuan Zhi walked with a modest expression behind Qu Ling Ao and came into Qing Song yuan.
Qu Ling Ao suddenly let all the servant retreat and closed the door of the study. He talked for half an hour with Yun Xuan Zhi.
Everyone saw that when Yun Xuan Zhi came out of Qing Song yuan, his face was ashen. He is using great effort to suppress the anger in him, but others still know with one glance. Originally, they thought that Yun Xuan Zhi will go back to Rui Lin yuan to accompany Yu Qian Di. They were surprised to see him think at Qing Song yuan for a moment. He beckoned to the servant who is always by his side and let him go to Rui Lin yuan to ask old madam to go back to the prime minister’s residence. He walked to the front yard.
After experiencing such a thing, Yun Ruo Xue is now more low-key. Especially since Ji Shu Yu send two maids by her side to serve her, making that Yun Ruo Xue can only sit obediently at the dinner table. But those madams are also not easy to deal with. Time from time, they will glance at Yun Ruo Xue. Some whom their husband is in a high position are boldly covering their mouths with a handkerchief and whispered with the people around them. For a time, the atmosphere in the front yard is really weird. Yun Ruo Xue only felt that countless of eyes are watching her. Among these eyes there are cold ones, there are ones with ridicule in them, there are ones with contempt and there are also ones that take joy and delight in the misfortune of others. This made a great grievance fill in Yun Ruo Xue’s heart.
She used very much effort to think of such a good plan. Obviously, it can ruin Yun Qian Meng, why are the ones who are caught not Yun Qian Meng and Yuan Qing Zhou, but the maid at cousin sister’s side?!
Yun Ruo Xue couldn’t understand. She just let her maid keep watch at the rockery and was sure that there was only Feng er and Yun Qian Meng. After making sure did she and Pan Lan performed such a performance and led the people to the backyard. But in the end what appeared in front of everyone was another scene. Could it be that Yun Qian Meng long has known her intentions? Or is it that Feng er betrayed her?
While analyzing secretly like this, Yun Ruo Xue’s eyes turned murderous. Daring to betray her and letting her lose so much face, Feng er, that cheap, hoof is tired of living!
In particular, after what happened till now, Feng er still hasn’t returned. It made Yun Ruo Xue became sure that Feng er betrayed her and collaborated with the enemy. Under the table, those hands on her lap turned into fists.
She couldn’t care anymore bout other people’s eyes. Yun Ruo Xue leaned back and shouted while whispering at Pan Lan.
That Pan Lan saw that Yun Ruo Xue needs her, immediately bend down. She leaned and whispered at Yun Ruo Xue’s ear: “Miss, this slave is here.”
Yun Ruo Xue looked at the two maids from Fu Guo Gong Fu at Pan Lan’s side. She blocked her lips with her sleeves and asked Pan Lan in a low voice: “Where is Feng er? Why from then till now, I haven’t seen that maid?”
Pan Lan heard Yun Ruo Xue’s reminder, then did she discover that the Feng er who was sent to lure Yun Qian Meng hasn’t returned. She frowned subconsciously, but she feared Yun Ruo Xue’s scolding, so she put all the responsibility on Feng er: “Miss, according to this slave, today I fear that we fell into eldest Miss’s trap. Till now Feng or hasn’t come back, she must have sought refuge with eldest Miss. Second Miss, we must make plans in advance. Today’s matter became so big, prime minister must already know. At this point, we can only put everything on Feng er, otherwise even if prime minister doesn’t want to punish Miss, but in order to give Fu Guo Gong Fu an explanation, I fear that Miss will get to eat some bitterness.”
What Pan Lan can think of, Yun Ruo Xue can also think of. It’s just that at this time not even the shadow of Feng er can be seen. Even if she put all the blame on Feng er, when daddy doesn’t see Feng er, he will not believe her.
Yun Ruo Xue was just about to open her mouth to let Pan Lan go search secretly for Feng er when she saw Yun Xuan Zhi came with an angry expression. When the anger of Yun Xuan Zhi entered her eyes, Yun Ruo Xue was so scared that the handkerchief in her hand fell. Her expression isn’t like her vicious expression of just now anymore. She stood up and bowed to Yun Xuan Zhi, who was already in front of her. She muffled a call: “Daddy.”
Yun Xuan Zhi’s hands were behind his back. When looking at Yun Ruo Xue being well behaved with him, his mind thought about Qu Ling Ao’s remarks. His heart swarmed with anger. The hands behind his back are constantly clenching, fighting against the urge to not slap Yun Ruo Xue in public.
He didn’t think that the second daughter who he held in his heart, has become so unscrupulous and so ruthless. Although because of the relation with Qu Ruo Li, he couldn’t come to like his eldest daughter. But since Yun Qian Meng has grown up now, she is his, Yun Xuan Zhi’s daughter. And this eldest daughter’s identity is honorable. In the future, she will surely have a good marriage. But who would have thought that Yun Ruo Xue will be jealous of Yun Qian Meng? She even self-directed a farce, almost ruined Yun Qian Meng’s reputation and also let him almost lose a good daughter.
The more Yun Xuan Zhi think about it, the angrier he got. His hands couldn’t help but began trembling. That pair of eyes which always smile when they see Yun Ruo Xue, are now terribly gloomy. His body unknowingly emitted the chill aura of when he is at court. No need to say that the Yun Ruo Xue in front of him is so scared that her face paled, even those madams and Misses who were just whispering have their heads down, not daring to open their mouths.
“Father, second little sister!”
At this time, Yun Qian Meng waked out from the backyard with Qu Fei Qing. The moment she saw Yun Ruo Xue and Yun Xuan Zhi, Yun Qian Meng walked to them with a decent smile.
Everyone raised their heads. They saw that the eldest Miss of the prime minister who just now has been framed by her biological sister, is walking in a natural and poised manner over. That purple dress is neat. They couldn’t see wrinkles in it. That silky black hair is still like when she came this morning. It didn’t have any trace of chaos. That left hand that is held by Qu Fei Qing has been bandaged. It’s true that she was hurt.
After Yun Ruo Xue hears Yun Qian Meng call her name, she turned as if she has seen a ghost. There’re fear and hatred in her eyes. Yun Ruo Xue still doesn’t understand how Yun Qian Meng escaped, but in her heart, she is aware that today she is ridiculed by everyone and also being glared by daddy’s cold eyes. All of this has been because Yun Qian Meng did something behind the scene. And now the culprit, Yun Qian Meng is actually walking to her with a smiling face. It lets Yun Ruo Xue’s really get a chill in her heart, causing her heart to turn weak. Her body slightly bends. Her right hand unconsciously knocked over ha place, attracting everyone’s eyes.
When Yun Xuan Zhi saw that Yun Qian Meng is unharmed, his heart relaxed a bit. But when he saw that finger wrapped in gauze, he frowned unconsciously. He asked with a trace of concern: “How was Meng er hurt?”
Yun Qian Meng followed Yun Xuan Zhi’s gaze and looked at the wounded finger of her left hand. Then she gently lifted her eyes and looked at Yun Ruo Xue. She replied simple but with a profound meaning: “When daughter was making the birthday gift for maternal grandmother, daughter accidentally cut my finger. Cousin sister was worried, so after maternal grandmother finished her meal, she let daughter go back to Ting Yu Xuan and let the doctor examine daughter’s finger to avoid the injury getting into the bones.
After Yun Qian Meng’s words left, Yun Ruo Xue’s face didn’t have any color. She looked at the ground and didn’t dare to look Yun Qian Meng in the eyes. And the guests in the front yard came to an understanding. In their hearts, they are sighing that the filial piety of the eldest Miss of the prime minister has led to the little sister malicious framing her.
After hearing Yun Qian Meng’s words, Yun Xuan Zhi’s face turned completely dark. His eyes glared at Yun Ruo Xue and he gritted his teeth while saying: “Return to the residence!”
Then he went out of Fu Guo Gong Fu with Yun Qian Meng and Yun Ruo Xue.
Then came the old madam with her two other granddaughters. Seeing that her son’s expression isn’t good, in her heart, she is calling ‘this is bad’. So, she can only say a few polite words with Ji Shu Yu and then also embarked on prime minister’s carriage.
The carriage went straight to the prime minister’s residence. Housekeeper Zhou and a line of servants are already waiting at the door. But Yun Xuan Zhi dismounted from the carriage with a face full of anger. He didn’t even use the already waiting sedan seat and went straight to the backyard.
Yun Qian Meng and the others saw that Yun Xuan Zhi didn’t sit on a sedan seat, aside from leaving two for old madam and Yun Yi Yi, the three other people walked tightly behind Yun Xuan Zhi.
All the way, Yun Xuan Zhi didn’t say a word. Yun Yan is also quiet. Yun Ruo Xue is frightened.
Until Yun Xuan Zhi stopped in front of the ancestral shrine, did Yun Ruo Xue feel something heavy on her head. She almost fell on the floor.
“Still not coming in?!”
One hand opened the door of the ancestral shrine, Yun Xuan Zhi turned back and shouted the transfixed Yun Ruo Xue. That pair of eyes showed disappointment in Yun Ruo Xue. He never dreamed that he gave birth to such a stupid daughter.
At this moment, Yun Ruo Xue has been so frightened by Yun Xuan Zhi, where would she still has the energy to move? She can only stand there crying while shaking her head.
Yun Qian Meng saw that her father got angry, the smile on her face disappeared. She came in front of Yun Ruo Xue and said with concern: “Second little sister, daddy is calling you.”
Hearing that, Yun Ruo Xue suddenly raised her head. Eyes full of anger glared at Yun Qian Meng. Her voice couldn’t hide the hatred in her heart: “Yun Qian Meng, all is because of you! You caused me to be in this circumstance! Do you think, you’ve won this time? Open your dog eyes and take a good look. The one daddy loves the most is still me!”
Yun Yan saw that Yun Ruo Xue is still so arrogant at this point and thought about everything that Yun Ruo Xue did to eldest sister, her heart felt anger. She pointed at Yun Ruo Xue and was about to argue with her, but she has been stopped by Yun Qian Meng. She saw that Yun Qian Meng didn’t put Yun Ruo Xue’s provocation into her eyes, instead her mouth formed a smile. But that smile is sharp like the biting cold wind.
At the same time, Yun Qian Meng slightly bends her body forward. Her red lips are against Yun Ruo Xue’s ear. She said: “Then we should look at who will have the last laugh.”
After talking, Yun Qian Meng chuckled lightly. The moment Yun Ruo Xue’s palm came waving at her, she quickly grabbed her wrist. The color in her eyes turned darker. She narrowed her eyes and emitted a dangerous aura. Then she threw Yun Ruo Xue’s wrist away with force and walked into the shrine with Yun Yan. But when she took one step, she turned and said coldly: “Forgot to tell little sister, that one slap of Mu Chun, big sister, I have remembered it. I will certainly pay it back to little sister.”
After talking, she didn’t look anymore at the angry expression of Yun Ruo Xue who was about to explode. With Yun Yan they went into the shrine first.
Yun Ruo Xue didn’t dare to dawdle anymore. She can only raise her head and looked in the direction of Feng He yuan. Then she walked with toughly clenched lips into the shrine.
But who knows that in Yun Xuan Zhi’s hand, there is already the house punishment that hasn’t been used for a very long time?
Yun Qian Meng and Yun Yan stand at the side and looked coldly at Yun Ruo Xue who is walking very slowly.
Yun Ruo Xue’s soul hasn’t returned after seeing that home punishment, but her ears already heard Yun Xuan Zhi’s angry shout. It scared Yun Ruo Xue that she knelt down in front of the ancestral tablets without thinking.
“Ruo Xue, do you admit your fault?!”
After all, she is someone who he put in his heart while watching her grew up. Until now, Yun Xuan Zhi is still somewhat reluctant. After all, a woman’s body is not the same as a man’s. And Yun Ruo Xue is a daughter that grew up with servants serving her. If this whip went down, he is afraid that it’ll ruin her soft and delicate skin.
But today, Yun Ruo Xue really went too far. In the past no matter how she and Su Qing bullied Yun Qian Meng, Yun Xuan Zhi can do as if he didn’t see. After all, it’s in the prime minister’s residence. Even if outsiders knew that he favored a concubine, but no one knew about the specific circumstance.
But today, Yun Ruo Xue blatantly slandered Yun Qian Meng in Fu Guo Gong Fu and caused him being called in the study and scolded by Qu Ling Ao, leading him to lose all face. How can this not let Yun Xuan Zhi get angry? Moreover, now that the matter is ignited, even if the one who is having an affair is a maid from Su clan, but prime minister’s backyard was in discord and sisters don’t get along have already fallen in the tongues of the people. How can he command the officials in the future? Moreover, Yun Xuan Zhi is still wishing that his three daughters can marry into royalties and nobilities. But today Yun Ruo Xue nearly ruined Yun Qian Meng. How can Yun Xuan Zhi continue to look at Yun Ruo Xue misbehave?
After Yun Ruo Xue heard Yun Xuan Zhi’s question, in her heart, she knows that Yun Xuan Zhi is still reluctant. She immediately cried louder. She continuously kowtowed and admit her fault.
“Daddy, its daughter’s fault! But daughter was concerned about big sister and thought that big sister has fallen into the backyard. That’s why it led to such a joke. Daddy, all is daughter’s fault. Even if you use the home punishment today, daughter cannot give big sister her innocence back. Daughter is willing to be punished!”
While talking Yun Ruo Xue climbed to Yun Xuan Zhi, held his leg and cried.
Yun Qian Meng looked at Yun Ruo Xue’s appearance. Seeing that her (YRX) ability to act has improved, her eyes turned cold. But her mouth persuaded Yun Xuan Zhi: “Father, this matter, if it needs to be blamed, can only blame that little sister’s concern caused chaos. It’s just that a thing is puzzling daughter. Little sister was in the front yard, how did she know what happened in the backyard?”
Yun Ruo Xue thought that by avoiding the important and dwell on the trivial, the matter of framing Yun Qian Meng will become a fuss created because of concern. And Yun Xuan Zhi is still having an attitude of not wanting to use a ruthless hand against his little daughter, making Yun Qian Meng unable to allow these two people to pretend to be fools. With a few words, she pointed out the key points, making Yun Ruo Xue immediately stop crying. Eyes full of hatred looked at Yun Qian Meng.
“Little sister, explain, ah. Maybe after listening to your explanation, father will forgive you.”
Yun Qian Meng facing Yun Ruo Xue’s expression full of killing intent, didn’t even flinch. Instead, rather in a good mood, she moved Yun Ruo Xue to an edge. She was really curious about Yun Ruo Xue’s explanation and she is also prepared to expose her lies.
“Forgive?! Today’s matter no one is allowed to plead for leniency! Since she did something wrong, she will be punished!”
At this time, came old madam’s angry voice from the outside.
Yun Qian Meng and Yun Yan immediately went to welcome her, but they saw that old madam has already been escorted by Yun Yi Yi. With a face full of angry she came into the shrine. Seeing Yun Ruo Xue holding Yun Xuan Zhi’s leg, she immediately snapped: “Rui mama, pull second Miss away!”
Rui mama saw that the expression of old madam isn’t good, she also didn’t dare to hesitate. She gave a meaningful glance to another mama. The two people stepped forward and pulled away the Yun Ruo Xue who didn’t want to let go.
“Why is grandmother doing this? What has Ruo Xue done to make grandmother this angry? Can it be that grandmother has forgotten? This is the prime minister’s residence. Daddy is the head of the family.”
Yun Ruo Xue has been forcefully pulled away from Yun Xuan Zhi and has been pressed by two old mamas to kneel in front of the old madam. She felt that she lost all face. She used force to let her upper body be straight, faced old madam and shouted.
Being shouted by Yun Ruo Xue, old madam’s expression immediately turned bad. She clutched her heart and slightly swayed to the back. It scared the servants out of their wits. Yun Xuan Zhi immediately reached his hands out to hold old madam. He said with concern: “Mother, mother. Nothing can happen to you, ah!”
Listening to Yun Xuan Zhi’s concerned words, old madam’s face turned sad. With shaking hands pointing at Yun Ruo Xue, she said bitterly: “This is the good daughter you’ve raised, ah, actually daring to contradict grandmother like that. I also know that now you’re a prime minister. An official of the first rank. Every plant and tree of this prime minister’s residence are yours. But son, ah, being a person, you can’t forget your roots. Otherwise, why should we still keep an ancestral shrine? It’s to tell the future generations to not forget their ancestors. Without them, how can there be you?”
Yun Qian Meng and Yun Yan listened to the old madam’s words from her heart and soul, they immediately knelt in front of old madam with a serious face. They knocked their head respectfully once towards old madam. Then they gently replied: “Grandmother’s lesson is right. Granddaughter will certainly bear grandmother’s teaching in mind and never forget it in this lifetime.”
The old madam saw that Yun Qian Meng is so filial, she showed a faint hint of smile on her face. It’s just that when the corners of her eyes swept on Yun Ruo Xue’s look of disdain, her mouth turned into a sneer. Then she pulled her skirt tightly and said with all earnestness: “Son, ah, today’s matter, mother has heard it. Meng er is a good child. She must feel much grievances now. But such an evil star is born from our home, how can our family still be at peace? If you indulge her today, don’t know what she will do next time! Even if your official’s position high, but how can you use the power in your hands push those rumors down? By then, if the censor submits something against you, it will certainly make it difficult for the emperor. I’m afraid that it’ll hurt the mutual affection between the emperor and the officials.”
Old madam can be considered to have used emotions and enlighten them with reason. It made Yun Xuan Zhi nod. And seeing Yun Ruo Xue’s overweening expression, he felt that his mother’s words are more justified. The feeling in his heart that he had for Yun Ruo Xue has been replaced by his career. After all, he studied hard for tens of years and achieved fame at the imperial exams are all for his own future. But today, his own daughter almost ruined his struggling efforts of decades. How can Yun Xuan Zhi still leave a little feeling for Yun Ruo Xue in his heart? At this point, Yun Xuan Zhi didn’t evict Yun Ruo Xue’s name from the genealogy, is already on account of the love between father and daughter and also the love between husband and wife for Su Qing.
Yun Xuan Zhi didn’t want to hear Yun Ruo Xue’s so called explanation anymore. He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. Then he opened his eyes and said coldly: “Come, help second Miss to the punishment stool. Then it’s time for the home punishment!”
Originally Yun Ruo Xue still wanted to compete with old madam, but at this time, she heard Yun Xuan Zhi’s decision, she went blank. The arrogance on her body has been replaced by disbelieve. She struggled with a few old maids and held onto Yun Xuan Zhi’s leg.
“Daddy, how can you side with the outsider? I’m your biological daughter, ah! Didn’t you say that you love Xue er the most? Why did you forget what you said in the past after some people say a few words? How would you explain to mother? I’m your daughter and not a son, ah. Daddy, how can you be like this? I don’t want……”
Yun Ruo Xue saw that Yun Xuan Zhi is doing it for real and she didn’t see Su Qing come to save her, she got anxious. So, she tightly grabbed Yun Xuan Zhi’s leg. Even through life and death, she wouldn’t let go. Her mouth is pleading for mercy.
At this time, Su Qing who is at Feng He yuan is also really anxious. Just now, housekeeper Zhao has secretly sent some people to report. They say that Yun Xuan Zhi has a bad expression and went to the ancestral shrine with the Misses. Then Pan Lan came back and explained everything that happened today. It scared Su Qing till she was sweating cold sweat. She lifted the quilt and wanted to rush to the shrine, but has been stopped by Wang mama.
“Madam, now you absolutely can’t go! Second Miss designed a trap for eldest Miss. This is an argument between the sisters. If you go now, isn’t it saying to everyone that you also have a part in it? Let alone second Miss, you will also be blamed. Moreover, now you’re pregnant with little young master. The doctor said that you need to stay calm. You absolutely can’t do anything wrong now!”
When Su Qing heard Yun Ruo Xue’s matter, she was so concerned that she went into chaos. Now listened to Wang mama’s analysis, her hands can’t help but touch her lower abdomen. Then she nodded with difficulty. She went into the bed again with Wang mama’s help.
At this side, when Yun Xuan Zhi saw Yun Ruo Xue crying so pitifully, his heart moved for a moment. But after hearing Yun Ruo Xue calling old madam outsider and also saying that he needed to explain to Su Qing, he was really angry. He got away from Yun Ruo Xue. Subsequently, with eyes full of anger, he shouted at those old maids: “Still not pulling her away quickly?!”
Those old madams didn’t dare to hurt Yun Ruo Xue, but compared to violating Yun Xuan Zhi’s command, they can only offend Yun Ruo Xue.
Several people grabbed Yun Ruo Xue, dragged her to the punishment stool and forced her to lie on it. Then they picked up the rattan whip and slapped it against Yun Ruo Xue’s back.
For a time, in the shrine sounded Yun Ruo Xue’s screams.
But now, Yun Xuan Zhi is bent on teaching Yun Ruo Xue a lesson. Even if Yun Ruo Xue is screaming miserable, he didn’t blink an eye. Instead, he walked to the front of Yun Ruo Xue and coldly said: “Old madam is not only your grandmother, but she is also Yun family’s eldest elder. In the future, if you call old madam outsider again, you can get out of this prime minister’s residence! As for your mother, she is only a concubine. What I do isn’t to a stage where I need to explain to a concubine. You remember well, grew a little more brain! Don’t go everyday like without a head and without a brain, making people feel annoyed.”
Because Yun Ruo Xue is lying down, she couldn’t see Yun Xuan Zhi’s expression. It’s just that the coldness in Yun Xuan Zhi’s voice is something that he hasn’t had before. And the pain in her back is reminding Yun Ruo Xue, no matter how pampered she is normally, she can’t embarrass Yun Xuan Zhi in front of outsiders. Otherwise, the one who will be suffering is still herself.
Thinking like that, Yun Ruo Xue calmed down. She now longer struggled and screamed because of pain. With clenched lips, she let the whip fall on her back.
Yun Xuan Zhi saw that Yun Ruo Xue quieted down and also saw that blood is oozing from Yun Ruo Xue’s clothes, he gave a meaningful glance to the old maid with the whip to let her stop. He ordered some people to carry Yun Ruo Xue back to Feng He yuan.
“Mother, do you feel better now? Does son need to ask a doctor to come give a diagnosis?”
After Yun Xuan Zhi vented out the anger in his heart, he turned around to concern about old madam.
When old madam saw the injuries on Yun Ruo Xue’s back, she couldn’t help but feel some pride. Just now, she just wanted to act for Yun Xuan Zhi. Now seeing him ask, she eased her complexion and said somewhat weakly: “It’s not some big deal, don’t need to waste so much effort on it. I’m thinking of resting for two days and then take these three girls to Pu Guo An to worship, lest we don’t know if our prime minister has collided with the gods.”
Yun Xuan Zhi saw that old madam’s body isn’t well, but she is still thinking about the safety of the family, his heart felt touched. It’s just thinking about that Pu Guo An is a distance away; a round trip will need most of the day. He is afraid that it’ll be too much on old madam’s body, so he opened his mouth to persuade: “Old madam’s body isn’t well. It’s better to not be constantly on move. Otherwise, it’ll be son’s fault!”
But old madam’s heart has other plans, how can she be persuaded by a few words from Yun Xuan Zhi? Her expression turned serious and she said sternly: “This is in order to show our sincerity! Buddha has preference for sincerity. You don’t need to persuade anymore. You can better let people prepare it. This time I’m taking three unmarried ladies. Nothing wrong can happen on the road.”
Yun Xuan Zhi saw that old madam is so insistent, he can only nod. He let some people call guard Liu to his study. He personally escorted old madam back to Bai Shun Tang before he went to the study.
Yun Qian Meng worked hard for a whole day. After she and Yun Yan sent old madam away, they returned to their own yard.
Shui er and Bing er who was keeping watch of Qi Luo yuan have already prepared warm water for Yun Qian Meng to bath in. Originally Yun Qian Meng wanted to let Mu Chun retreat, but Mu Chun used the excuse that Yun Qian Meng’s finger is injured. She stayed till she helped Yun Qian Meng take off the coat, before she agreed to go to rest.
After taking off the coat, Yun Qian Meng went behind the screen, she heard Mu Chun’s exclamation. She stopped her actions and asked: “What is the matter?”
“This slave panicked. It’s just that the sleeves of the coat are stuck with blood. Fortunately, it’s on the inside, otherwise if outsiders have found out, I don’t know what they will say again.”
Mu Chun put the coat together with the dress. Then she bowed at Yun Qian Meng and quietly walked out of the inner chamber.
Mu Chun’s words reminded Yun Qian Meng. Presumably Chu Fei Yang found out about the injury by looking at the blood stains on the sleeves. After all, that time in Lao Tai Jun’s inner chamber, she was the nearest of Chu wang and Chu Fei Yang.
Although this is something small, but it also shows Chu Fei Yang is observant and he is certainly a cautious person. Otherwise, he won’t have entered that Hai Tian junzhu’s eyes. It’s just that what really is puzzling Yun Qian Meng is that today when she was tricked by Feng er, why did Chu Fei Yang and Jiang Mu Chen appear at the same time? Especially when Chen wang saw that drunken Yuan Qing Zhou wanted to pounce on her. That expression was really boiling. He immediately knocked that stunned Yuan Qing Zhou. He grabbed Yuan Qing Zhou’s collar and disappeared from the backyard.
And Chu Fei Yang is making it more so that people are unable to figure him out. He obviously left, why did he appear in front of her again? And he swiftly knocked out Feng er who was about to shout and then let people take away Feng er.
Seeing those unpredictable actions of the two man, Yun Qian Meng is glad that she didn’t take actions when Feng er wanted to pull her behind the rockery. Otherwise if these two observant people saw, it will certainly arouse suspicion. Thinking about it, that Su clan’s maid having an affair with some body, must have been done by Chu Fei Yang.
After all, at that time Chen wang’s attention has been taken away by Yuan Qing Zhou. Presumably, in order to avoid this eldest young master of Han Guo Gong Fu making some scandal, he will certainly personally take him (YQZ) back to Han Guo Gong Fu.
But when she turned around and wanted to leave, unexpectedly Chu Fei Yang gently asked from behind: “Why did you suddenly change?”
This one sentence almost messed up her pace, making her almost forget her manners in front of Chu Fei Yang. She felt a deep gaze on her, making it that she couldn’t stay any longer in front of that man. (She wanted to take actions when Feng er slipped and was about to pull her down, but she retreated at the last moment when she saw them. Chu Fei Yang probably saw)
Watching the heat rise from the tube, Yun Qian Meng’s right hand turned into a fist. She gently hit the warm water. In the always calm eyes flashed chagrin. Those stubborn lips went slightly up. The eyebrows are knitted together. In her heart, she couldn’t help but scold herself for being a coward.
That was just a light sentence from Chu Fei Yang, why does she need to take it so seriously? Can it be that she is afraid that Chu Fei Yang will be able to point out that she is some sort of monster that can travel through time and be tied on the execution ground, burning to death?
A splash of water hit Yun Qian Meng’s cheek. The cool touch let her restore her calmness. But she still couldn’t help to remind herself once again to be more cautious in front of Chu Fei Yang in the future. A man where doubt will arise after just seeing a few expressions of a person, is really a scary person.
At Feng He yuan, Su Qing looked at the almost fainted Yun Ruo Xue, who is being carried in by some people. Her heart felt really painful. She immediately ordered Pan Lan to go bring the doctor. She and Wang mama are the only ones left in the inner chamber. The two people carefully took of Yun Ruo Xue’s outer skirt. When she saw Yun Ruo Xue’s back full of traces of the rattan whip, Su Qing’s tears fell down. She personally changed Yun Ruo Xue and fed her medicine.
But when Yun Ruo Xue opened her eyes, they were extremely cold. It made Su Qing bow her head in shame.
“Second Miss, how do you feel? Madam has been sitting here waiting for you for half a day. You finally woke up.”
Wang mama saw that Yun Ruo Xue is awake, she immediately asked with concern.
But Yun Ruo Xue didn’t even look at her. She continued to stare at Su Qing. After a long time, she said with a hoarse voice: “I want to marry Chu Fei Yang!”
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