That head full of prominent white hairs would not let people ignore it, even if they wanted to. If that person wasn’t Rong Yun He, who else could he be? Yun Qian Meng saw that the consort dowager Rong of virtue who came to Pu Guo An today is the biological aunt of Rong Yun He and Rong Yun He is well liked by consort dowager Rong of virtue, she understood why Rong Yun He is here.
While she was hesitating whether or not to walk into the pavilion, she saw that Rong Yun He has already discovered her. He stood up and stared at her.
“Mama, Mu Chun come together with me to great Rong Yun He.”
Although men and women can’t be alone together, but the other party has already seen her. If she turns and leave at this moment, it’ll seems that she has no manners. So, Yun Qian Men ordered Mi mama and Mu Chun to let them go in the pavilion with her.
Rong Yun He is standing next to the sink. The shadow above his head covered almost half of his face. At this moment people are unable to see his expression. He has an easy going attitude, but doesn’t seem to get along with others. But it made Mi mama and Mu Chun no longer be afraid of Rong Yun He and his white hair.
Yun Qian Meng walked into the pavilion. The pale-yellow light cast a haze on her body forming a faint light. At this moment Yun Qian Meng looked like a fairy. So beautiful that it seems unreal. Only when Yun Qian Meng walked step by step in front of him, did Rong Yun He come back to his senses. A depth went into those pair of eyes. He seemed like his indifferent self again.
“Greetings to young master Rong.”
She elegantly bowed to Rong Yun He and greeted him lightly.
Seeing Yun Qian Meng being so graceful, Rong Yun He felt a bit shy. He nodded uncomfortably. His eyes are looking everywhere in chaos, making Mu Chun put her head down and laughed.
“Not wanting to disturb young master Rong’s quietness. Qian Meng will retreat.”
Yun Qian Meng saw that Rong Yun He is lost like a child at this time, her face showed a small smile. She intends to turn away after the bow.
Rong Yun He saw that Yun Qian Meng was about to leave, he rushed to speak. His foot also went a small step forward, but he is afraid to ruin Yun Qian Meng’s reputation, so he retrieved his step.
Hearing him speak, Yun Qian Meng turned around. She maintained some certain distance and looked at him. She asked softly: “Does young master Rong has something to say to Qian Meng?”
Seeing Yun Qian Meng turn around, Rong Yun He blushed suspiciously. The hands behind his back loosened and tightened, tightened and loosened. He stared at ‘feel wonderful temple’ behind Yun Qian Meng for quite a while before he asked with a low voice: “Is your wound better?”
Yun Qian Meng saw him being so uncomfortable, she wanted to tease him a bit. She stepped a half step forward. Yun Rong He took a big step backwards like a frightened rabbit. He exhaled a deep breath.
Yun Qian Meng saw him avoiding like this, she knows that this reclusive Rong Yun He was taught really well by Chen Lao Tai Jun. He was not like the other sons of nobles who only have a mouth. In her heart her evaluation of Rong Yun He momentary went up. She no longer went forward and replied: “Thanking young master Rong for your concern. Just a minor injury. No need to be afraid.”
Rong Yun He retrieved his gaze along Yun Qian Meng’s reply. He carefully glanced at Yun Qian Meng’s hand next to her waist. Only then he slightly eased down.
Silence came into the pavilion. Yun Qian Meng saw that Rong Yun He didn’t have any more to say, she was about to open her mouth to leave, but his slightly nervous voice came into her ears: “You also like it here?”
Mi mama saw Rong Yun He was asking questions after questions and she is afraid that someone will pass by and see Yun Qian Meng harming Yun Qian Meng’s reputation. So, she whispered a reminder: “Miss, I’m afraid that old madam will get anxious waiting.”
After hearing that, Yun Qian Meng looked at Mi mama and then she faced Rong Yun He. She smiled: “Here, it’s far from the hustle and bustle from outside. It’s really a good place to be. Being here will make you forget all troubles. I think most people will like it here.”
Hearing Yun Qian Meng answered like that, a small smile appeared in Rong Yun He’s eyes. He said: “People only think that if they pray, they will be blessed by Buddha, but how many people know that praying is not about how much, how deep you bow or how many incense money you donate? If you normally do all kinds of evil, even if you want to spend money to avoid calamities, Buddha will not look after you. Might as well put Buddha in your heart to remind yourself to do good things. The gods will certainly see it. I didn’t think that today I’ll have a chance to meet Miss Yun here. It really made me feel that I met a soulmate.”
Hearing Yun Qian Meng’s speech just now, Rong Yun He actually talked for a moment. And at the end he classified Yun Qian Meng as ‘soulmate’. It let Mi mama who was behind Yun Qian Meng, get a whole body of cold sweats. Originally Miss and Rong Yun He were only greeting each other, but now they are discussing. She is afraid that the longer Miss stays the more insecure, it’ll be. Moreover, this young master Rong was always alone. It’s not beneficial for Miss. Xia mama put Miss in her hands, she naturally can’t let Miss get hurt.
- Xia mama was one of the personal maids of Qu Ruo Li. She witnessed how Qu Ruo Li died. She pretended to be mad and escaped death. Now Yun Qian Meng has found her but she can’t speak anymore. Yun Qian Meng is hiding her at a safe place while taking care that she can get treatment.
Thinking like that, Mi mama opened her mouth again: “Miss, I fear that old madam is really anxious waiting now.”
Rong Yun He saw that Yun Qian Meng’s mama reminded several times and he saw that in the pavilion there’s only him and Yun Qian Meng, it will affect Yun Qian Meng’s reputation. Although he never cared about how other people view him, but Yun Qian Meng somehow became different from others to him. He doesn’t want anything bad to happen to Yun Qian Meng. So, he said: “Since old madam is here, then this humble one won’t hold onto Miss anymore.”
Yun Qian Men gave him a light nod, turned and stepped out of the pavilion.
At this time, in a room not far from the pavilion, there are two women. They saw everything that happened in the pavilion.
“Never thought that that emotionless nephew of mine will have a time where he will be deflated. This is really a big surprise for me.”
A woman pale complexion and wearing pale white imperial clothes gently opened her mouth. Her hair is in yunji hairstyle.
In the hair there’s only a few simple jade lotus adornments. It neither offended her status or the gods. And that elegant face resembled Rong Yun He’s for about fifty percent. Only the worries on her body is a third more than Rong Yun He’s. Her brows made her seem like a person who doesn’t get angry, really noble. Presumably this is Chen Lao Tai Jun’s eldest legitimate daughter, the previous emperor of Xi Chu’s consort dowager Rong of virtue.
The woman who is listening to consort dowager Rong of virtue’s lamenting is wearing a uniform. The thousand strands of hair on her head are tied in a high beam with a silk tie. That pair of hands is holding a light whisk. Listening to consort dowager Rong of virtue, she gave a small smile. Then she said: “Presumably that lady must be the one consort dowager keep mentioning, the eldest daughter of the prime minister. Just from her face, it can be seen that she is a very lucky person. It’s just……”
The person beside consort dowager Rong of virtue only spoke half a sentence and stopped. The smile on consort dowager Rong of virtue froze for a bit. Then she laughed: “Jiu Xuan, there’s already so many years of friendship between us. If you have something to say just say it. With me, you don’t need to be so cautious.
The woman who just spoke, is nun Jiu Xuan. At this moment she is actually accompanying consort dowager Rong of virtue to read Yun Qian Meng’s facial features. She is a nun. She always only told half of the fortune while reading people’s facial features. But consort dowager Rong of virtue called herself “I” (consort dowager Rong of virtue needed to call herself bengong, by calling I it’s more intimate), so she made an exception and continued: “This Miss Yun, is indeed someone with profound good fortune. It’s just that people with good fortunes will have to experience unbearable difficulties that no ordinary people will be able to bear. Presumably this is the test that God has given her.”
Consort dowager Rong of virtue listened to nun Jiu Xuan. Those delicate brows frowned. The laugh on her mouth seemed a little stiff. Her eyes stared without a word at Rong Yun He who is watching Yun Qian Meng leave.
Nun Jiu Xuan saw her preoccupied look. Nuns shouldn’t mess with the earthly bustle, but this time the one in front of her, is a friend of many years. After all, they suffered many hardships together. She sighed and asked: “Does Lao Tai Jun has something on her mind?”
Hearing that, consort dowager Rong of virtue gave a small smile. She hid the concern in her eyes and said: “It’s just a joke from mother.”
Nun Jiu Xuan saw that she didn’t want to talk anymore about it, she also didn’t ask more. They turned and walked slowly to ‘feel wonderful temple’.
“So, Miss Yun is here, ah?! Really let us look for quite a while.”
The moment Yun Qian Meng stepped of ‘feel wonderful temple’, she heard a crisp voice.
When she turned, she saw Qin Yi An, Chen Cong Yan and Guan Si Rou walking towards her. Yun Qian Meng bowed slightly to the three and smiled: “Are three ladies looking for Qian Meng?”
The three saw Yun Qian Meng bow, they also bowed. After Qin Yi An straightened her back, she said: “That’s right, ah. The elders are praying in the divination hall. We sneaked out. Originally, we wanted to go to this Pu Guo An’s backyard with you, but we looked in the hall and didn’t even see your shadow. So, we guessed that you must’ve already come here.”
Yun Qian Meng saw that Qin Yi An is being so polite, so she also said: “Today, I only have come to accompany grandmother. She is sincerely praying. I didn’t want to be a bother, so I walked out.”
While talking, she looked behind them. She asked puzzled: “How come I don’t see Miss Han.”
Last time on Lai Tai Jun’s birthday the Minister of Personnel’s Miss Han and these three ladies are close friends. But today she didn’t see her. It made Yun Qian Meng felt uneasy. Can it that Miss Han……?
Traces of regret came into the three’s eyes. With a hint of sadness Chen Cong Yan said: “Originally Miss Han would come together with us. Who would have thought that today a decree came? It said that big sister Han has been chosen as selection girls. She can only stay in the minister of personnel’s residence till the day she entered the palace. I’m afraid that we can’t see her again.”
Thinking about their childhood friend is about to enter that palace who eats people, the three looked sad. But the emperor’s decree is bigger than the day, who would dare to oppose it?
Hearing that, Yun Qian Meng’s heart sank. It’s really like how she heard it this morning. She couldn’t help but lament this community with no human rights.
It’s just what difference is there between the palace and the houses of the nobles? Men’s home always has three wives and four concubines. The more concubines there are, it will certainly lead to more fighting. The dirty things in the small yards won’t be less than those in the big yard. That palace is just a larger residence and the enemies that each person has to face is just a little more. Although Miss Han now needs to face many consorts, but all of these unmarried ladies, which one will not come into this tragic situation?
“But that Hai wangye really loves Tian junzhu.”
Seeing everyone in deep thoughts, Qin Yi An in order to ease the atmosphere opened her mouth.
The others listened to her really put down their melancholic expression and waited for what she is going to say next.
It’s just that seeing Qin Yi An’s playful expression, Chen Cong Yan softly spoke: “Hai wangye is Tian junzhu’s father, naturally he’ll love his daughter. Why is this a surprise?”
“This is not necessarily it. Since a father would love his daughters, why is it at that year when Lin junzhu had a dispute with Tian junzhu, Hai wangye was biased towards Tian junzhu. Is Lin junzhu not also his daughter?”
Qin Yi An asked Chen Cong Yan with a serious expression.
Yun Qian Meng saw her expression. She can actually see the expression that Qin Censor would have when he is at work. For a moment she thought that Qin Yi An is cute. She couldn’t help but smile.
Qin Yi An saw that Chen Cong Yan is refuting her and seeing Yun Qian Meng laughing at her, her expression became more solemn. Then she said what she knows: “It is said that the emperor and the empress dowager intended to let Tian junzhu enter the palace to become a noble consort, but it was rejected by Hai wangye. Only Hai wangye would dare to be like that. If another family showed the slightest dissatisfaction when the emperor is questioning, his official position would have been gone. After the emperor has been rejected by Hai wang, he didn’t show any anger. He actually did as if the matter never happened. Ai, therefore, the love that Hai wangye has for Tian junzhu is really genuine.”
After hearing those words, Chen Cong Yan and Guan Si Rou couldn’t help but feel some distress. All the ladies here except for Qin family, from sir Qin to Qin Yi An’s father whom only have one wife and no concubines, the fathers of the other three, which one doesn’t have three wives and four concubines?
Although these ladies are from the legitimate line, but the ones who are favored at home were often those concubines. No matter how noble you are born, you couldn’t compare to one wind of a concubine. Over time these sirs and their daughters will become strangers. The feelings of father and daughter will gradually fade away.
Today hearing how Hai wangye favored Tian junzhu, Chen Cong Yan and Guan Si Rou couldn’t help but sigh, but they are still unable to change their situation.
Qin Yi An’s word delivered an important message to Yun Qian Meng. It’s evident that Hai Tian really likes Chu Fei Yang. She went as far as to reject being a consort.
It’s just that after Yu Qian Di has been rejected by Hai wang, he didn’t get the slightest angry. Instead, he did as if nothing has happened. This will really make people wonder.
Hai wang originally followed the previous emperor and helped many people in Xi Chu. So, Hai wang is the same as Chu wang holding a lofty position beyond the imperial family in Xi Chu. It’s just that the higher the position, the more prone it is to get the emperor’s suspicion. Someone as intelligent as Chu wang, in front of Yu Qian Di, he is playing dumb. And Hai wang rejected the emperor must be because he didn’t want to be in danger and die without a burial. Yu Qian Di also must’ve not really wanted to take Hai Tian as a noble consort. That’s why he asked Hai wang in advance. He must just want to test Hai wang’s waters. It’s only that she doesn’t know whether Yu Qian Di knows that Hai Tian junzhu likes Chu Fei Yang. If these two wangfu join hands, it’ll be more difficult to deal with than letting Hai Tian enter the palace.
“You ladies also know how the days are after entering the palace. Hai wang knows it better. That’s why he rejected for Tian junzhu.”
Yun Qian Meng spoke softly and looked at the color of the sky. She saw that’s already late and is afraid that old madam will come look for her, she bowed to the three and rushed to the front yard.
The closer she got to the front yard, the more Yun Qian Meng likes the quietness of the backyard. It’s only that many people won’t let her be in peace. She can only sigh in her heart, picked up her pace and walked towards the front yard full of incense smell.
After finding old madam, she saw that old madam’s expression isn’t well and Yun Yi Yi also has an unhappy look. When Yun Yi Yi saw her, she didn’t bow and just simply pulled the jade hanging on her waist.
Old madam’s spirit doesn’t seem good. When seeing Yun Qian Meng, she just replied lazily. Then she turned to the master who read the inscribed bamboo stick and asked: “Is there no other explanation?”
That master looked at old madam once with emotionless eyes and answered indifferently: “If master doesn’t believe why ask again?”
After old madam has been questioned back, her expression turned uglier. She opened her mouth several times, but she didn’t know what to say any longer.
“Humph, normally you don’t do good things, how would you be able to get a good bamboo stick?”
Just then, from the front door came an old madam in silk clothing. Behind this old madam, followed Su Qian Yue’s mother. The two people looked at the people from the prime minister’s residence with eyes full of hate. They wished that they could immediately devour them.
Old madam is also someone sharp eyes. She immediately recognized Su Qing’s stepmother, Su clan’s old madam. It’s just at this time, she saw that they came with ill intent, old madam immediately hid her bad expression. Instead, she put a noble expression and looked at the two with a smile on her face. Then she said sarcastically: “Today is the day that decrees were sent. Now seeing, old madam and madam Su are so idle to come here to pray, Miss Su must’ve not received a decree.”
After Su old madam and madam Su heard that, their expression immediately turned ashen. Their vision immediately turned to Yun Qian Meng. They wished that they could use the anger in their eyes to burn Yun Qian Meng.
But Yun Qian Meng also can’t receive their anger without a reason. Moreover, the one who is provoking their anger isn’t her. She naturally won’t accept their anger.
Yun Qian Meng gently leaned to old madam and with a clear voice she said: “Has grandmother forgotten? The ladies of Su family has long been deprived of the opportunity to participate in the selection. In this lifetime, they won’t have fate with the palace. Presumably the two madam Su must’ve come to Pu Guo An today to seek a bamboo stick for Miss Su to bless her to find a mister right.”
Yun Qian Meng’s voice wasn’t hard or low. The tower of Pu Guo An is an open space. The echo effect is very good letting the ladies who came to pray hear the ridicule in Yun Qian Meng’s words. And among these people many attended Lao Tai Jun’s birthday. Naturally, they will understand what happened that day.
The place which was originally full of bamboo stick rocking sounds has been overshadowed by sounds of whispering. Those women present stared at the people from Su family, laughed and whispered.
Comparing to old madam Su, madam Su’s anger was greater. After all, Su Qian Yue is her biological daughter. Because of Yun Qian Meng she became like this. Not mention that the culprit Yun Qian Meng escaped the law, she went as far as to degrade her daughter. How can she swallow this anger? Anger went in her heart. In madam Su’s eyes flashed an unknown sneer. She didn’t dispute any longer with Yun Qian Meng. She escorted her mother-in-law and passed old madam and her entourage……
When they passed each other, that madam Su fell. Then she shouted in pain. Her whole body fell on the ground. She climbed with difficulty and sat on the ground. She was about to point out that Yun Qian Meng had pushed her, but she discovered that Yun Qian Meng is sitting on the ground with a head full of sweat. The people of the prime minister’s residence saw that her expression is full of pain, they immediately rushed forward with concern.
“Miss, what’s the matter with you? Where are you hurt?”
Mu Chun was the first one who came to Yun Qian Meng’s side. She helped Yun Qian Meng into her arms and carefully wiped the sweat from Yun Qian Meng’s forehead. She asked with a face full of tears.
“Miss, is your foot hurt?”
Mi mama also arrived at Yun Qian Meng’s side. She saw that Yun Qian Meng is holding her right ankle, she immediately understood where Yun Qian Meng is hurt. It’s just that in public, she can only unravel under Yun Qian Meng’s dress to take a look. If it is seen by the imperial guards outside, her Miss’s reputation will be really destroyed.
Thinking like that, Mi mama’s forehead was also full of sweat. After all, they came out only for one day, how can there be a doctor accompanying them?
At this time, a cold voice came from the backyard.
Everyone looked up and saw nun Jiu Xuan came out without any expression. A little nun went to her side and reported what just happened. After listening to the little nun’s words, nun Jiu Xuan looked at bit worried. She personally went forward and crouched down. She touched Yun Qian Meng’s bare foot and frowned: “Escort Miss Yun to a guest room.”
Those little nuns saw that nun Jiu Xuan looked somewhat stern, immediately lifted a bamboo chair. Mu Chun and Yun Yan helped Yun Qian Meng sit on the bamboo chair. A group of people except Mi mama hastily escorted Yun Qian Meng to the backyard.
“Madam Su, your heart is really ruthless, ah! You actually hurt my granddaughter like that!”
Old madam saw that there are people who will take care of Yun Qian Meng, she also stayed at the scene. She pointed at madam Su who was still sitting on the ground.
That madam Su wanted to deliberately fall down and accuse Yun Qian Meng, but how would she think that Yun Qian Meng would injure her foot? In particular, this happened when their bodies passed each other. For a time, madam Su didn’t know what to say. With cold eyes, she looked at old madam without being able to say anything.
“Without evidence, how can old madam accuse people so casually?”
But that old madam Su wasn’t someone who would pick anything from anyone. She calmly let her servants help her daughter-in-law up and then concentrated on old madam.
Although old madam also didn’t know what happened to Yun Qian Meng, but since it’s such a coincidence, she naturally won’t miss this opportunity to humiliate Su Qing’s family.
She straightened her back, her eyes shot cold arrows and she said sternly: “Old madam say it so lightly. Actually, want to shirk the responsibility like this? Every lady and madam present also heard and saw it. The moment old madam Su entered, you and your daughter in law began to insult us. Now you hurt my granddaughter so serious and still do not admit it. At any rate, sir Su is the minister of justice. I didn’t expect that my poor granddaughter will suffer such grievances.”
While old madam was talking, tears streamed down. The maids stepped forward to help her calm down. Although she didn’t dare to accuse the people of Su clan, but the hatred in her eyes can be seen clearly.
At this time, the madam Su who was just yelling closed her mouth. Aside from a little ash on her skirt, she is unharmed. Compared to Yun Qian Meng who was sweating in pain, there’s no place on her who deserve the sympathy of people.
Even those madams who are pros in framing people looked down on madam Su. Even if you want to frame people, you need to act a little more real. But not only is this madam Su’s acting clumsy, she actually tried to be clever but ended with an egg on her face and hurt prime minister’s eldest Miss. She is just simply as stupid as a pig. And these two families are tied with marriage. How will this situation be solved?
While they were thinking like that, they curiously looked at the confrontation of the two old madams and they actually have forgotten that they are in Pu Guo An.
Old madam looked like she definitely won’t let this go. She was about to say something when nun Jiu Xuan opened her mouth: “It’s better for master to go look at that little master. This humble nun has already let a female doctor give little master at diagnosis. This humble nun believes that soon we will know how hurt little master is.”
Old madam looked at nun Jiu Xuan’s otherworldly appearance, she remembered the bamboo stick she picked for Yun Yi Yi. She no longer continued to be stubborn, instead she gave nun Jiu Xuan face. She eased her expression and said: “Apologizing for troubling nun.”
While talking, she glared once at old madam Su and then led the people to the backyard.
That old madam Su saw that old madam is gone, she thought that old madam was afraid. She wanted to scold a few times at her back, but nun Jiu Xuan appeared in front of her. That pair of eyes which are like they can see into the human mind swept once over old madam Su making her swallow the words that she was about to say.
“Two masters please return. In the future, also don’t ever come back to Pu Guo An.”
After nun Jiu Xuan finished, she didn’t care any longer for the people of Su residence and walked to the backyard.
Old madam Su saw that she has been driven out of Pu Guo an in public, felt that she lost face. Anger rose in her heart but she didn’t dare to vent it in Pu Guo An. She can only let people escort madam Su to not let her fall again. The whole bunch of people walked out of the hall with a bad expression. But after today, Su clan’s reputation will be extremely bad. Even that Su Yuan’s official position has been affected by the problem of his own backyard. He was so angry that he almost divorced madam Su. He favored Pan Lan who Su Qing has sent over more.
Old madam arrived at Yun Qian Meng’s room. At this time that female doctor is wrapping gauze around Yun Qian Meng’s foot. Yun Qian Meng’s white slim ankle is now swollen and bruised. It seemed really serious. Old madam immediately asked worried: “How is the injury of my granddaughter?”
After that female doctor finished with Yun Qian Meng’s injury, she let Mu Chun carefully put down Yun Qian Meng’s trousers. Then she stood up and replied: “Master’s ankle is hurt by external force. Fortunately, the bones are not injured. For the next few days, she shouldn’t get down.”
The people heard that female doctor said that, their heart eased down.
At this time nun Jiu Xuan walked in. She quietly glanced once at Yun Qian Meng and said lightly: “Later this humble nun will let people carry little master down the mountain.”
Yun Qian Meng felt that her whole body is enveloped in a clear bright light. That light is too perfectly clear making her heart has nowhere to escape to. She can only keep her posture. She smiled: “Thanking nun. Qian Meng gave trouble to nun.”
Nun Jiu Xuan saw that Yun Qian Meng is being stared by her and still keep a smile, those eyes who were just really serious showed a faint hint of praise. The tone of her voice while speaking became much softer: “Since this thing happened at this humble nun’s, of course this humble nun will take responsibility.”
After that, she nodded at the female doctor, turned and left.
Old madam saw that the not easily seen nun Jiu Xuan is in front of herself, she naturally has to seize this opportunity. She immediately abandoned her wounded granddaughter and followed nun Jiu Xuan out of the room. She said while smiling: “I heard that nun is proficient in divination. This old one sought a bamboo stick today for my granddaughter. Nun, please explain some pointers.”
While talking, old madam dig out the red paper that she sought out for Yun Yi Yi from her sleeves. She respectfully put it in front of nun Jiu Xuan.
- A red paper with a poem on it is given according to the bamboo stick you picked
Nun Jiu Xuan looked coldly at old madam. She turned a blind eye to her flattering. But she made an exception, took over the red paper and lightly swept over it. She said: “This is a sign of a marriage predestined by fate. It’s only that fate are decided by the heavens. How can this humble nun be the bad guy and destroy it? Asking master to also relax.”
After talking, nun Jiu Xuan gave the paper back to old madam and left with the female doctor.
Old madam looked at the paper in her hand absent-minded. When she wanted to catch up with nun Jiu Xuan, but the other has already disappeared. She can only return to the room dejected.
At this time, the people already helped Yun Qian Meng on a bamboo chair. Mu Chun put a blanket over Yun Qian Meng’s legs. Then she ordered the people to slowly lift the bamboo chair. Everyone left Pu Guo An.
Guard Liu who was waiting at the foot of the mountain saw the eldest Miss who walked up the mountain is now being carried down and also heard the gossip among the maids, he hated that Su clan with his whole heart. He let the carriage ride more carefully to not let Yun Qian Meng suffer any more hardship.
On the way back, old madam spirits seemed down. She has a preoccupied look. From time to time, she will look at Yun Yi Yi with pain in her heart. To Yun Qian Meng, she is indifferent.
Yun Qian Meng is happy to have freedom. While going it was early in the morning. While returning it’s almost night. It’s really difficult to get out of the residence, she naturally would have to enjoy the scenery. She let Mu Chun lift the curtain and enjoyed the scenery outside.
It’s only, old madam wasn’t happy and she saw that Yun Qian Meng received nun Jiu Xuan’s favor today, so she began to pry: “Meng er, have you ever seen nun Jiu Xuan before?”
Yun Qian Meng let Mu Chun put down the curtain and replied: “This is the first time that granddaughter went to Pu Guo An. It’s thanks to grandmother.”
Old madam saw that she didn’t seem like she is lying, nodded and said: “Today, I forgot to seek a marriage bamboo stick for you.”
Old madam does have some regret. If she had known, she wouldn’t have sent Yun Qian Meng away. She’d like to see who among these granddaughters would have a life better than Yi Yi’s. It’s just that when remembering that red paper of Yun Yi Yi, old madam’s heart couldn’t help but tighten. Can it be that it’s because she didn’t look at the calendar before going?
How can Yun Qian Meng not understand old madam’s mind? But when people are too greedy, everything will go wrong instead. Old madam is too greedy, so she is not satisfied with anything.
The carriage bumped and accidentally knocked on the injured ankle. Yun Qian Meng took the opportunity to say: “Grandmother, granddaughter is tired and will rest for a moment.”
After saying that, she leaned against Mu Chun and closed her eyes.
Old madam saw that and also didn’t have anything more to ask, so she also didn’t open her mouth any longer. Her brows just frowned in the dark.
When they returned to the prime minister’s residence, it’s already time for dinner. The sun is long gone. On the horizon hung the bright moon and lit up the earth.
At this time, there are two different carriages parked at the entrance of the prime minister’s residence. The people next to the carriages saw that prime minister’s carriage came, they rushed forward.
“This slave is Rong clan’s Lao Tai Jun’s personal maid. Lao Tai Jun heard that eldest Miss injured her ankle and let this slave send over some things that are good for the body. Asking eldest Miss to please accept them.”
After talking, that mama waved her hand. Two maids in blue immediately moved the supplements from inside the carriage.
“This servant is the personal guard of Chu wang, Jiao Da. Wangye heard that eldest Miss injured and ordered this servant to send some healing tonic and supplements over. Asking eldest Miss to please accept them.”
A tall, middle aged man opened his mouth after that mama. His voice is loud. While speaking, he is somewhat stiff. The guard behind him are well trained. His words just fell down, when the group moved countless of treasures from the dark blue carriage.
Old madam saw that the two didn’t pay respect to her and went ahead to speak to Yun Qian Meng, her heart felt dissatisfied. Her expression turned bad. Eyes with some blame shot towards Yun Qian Meng.
How can Yun Qian Meng not know old madam’s little thought? She came down from prime minister’s carriage with the help of several maids. Then she gently said: “It’s so late, thanking you for taking the trouble to wait. Please go inside to have a cup of tea.”
Those two not only knows their masters’ mind. When they saw each other, they also saw through the enemy. At this point those two not only represented themselves, but also their masters. They won’t let the other win. The two accepted and went with Yun Qian Meng into the prime minister’s residence. But compared to Rong clan’s mama who was smiling, the man at Chu wang’s side is more serious.
Yun Xuan Zhi already got the news. He is waiting in the living room for old madam and Yun Qian Meng. But when he saw that there were also people of other clans coming in, he was a little dumbfounded.
“This slave from Rong clan, Yuan mama greets prime minister. Our Lao Tai Jun heard that eldest Miss is injured, specially asked this slave to come visit.”
That Yuan mama was someone smooth and slick in establishing relationship with people. When she saw Yun Xuan Zhi, she immediately went forward to pay her respect and let the maids put the things in their hands before Yun Xuan Zhi.
“This servant is the commander of the guards from Chu wangfu. On wangye’s orders, this servant came to visit eldest Miss.”
Although that Jiao Da was a bit stiff, but he would not fall behind people. After seeing that Yuan mama introduce herself, he also immediately stepped forward.
Yun Xuan Zhi didn’t immediately answered the two. Instead, his eyes glanced at Yun Qian Meng who came in while being carried. In his heart, he couldn’t help but think, he didn’t know since when his and Qu Ruo Li’s daughter has already grown up. Today, she actually got in the good graces of Rong clan and Chu wangfu.
It was just that neither families could be offended. Rong clan has the grip of the economic life in Xi Chu. Although it’s a merchant family, but they are imperial merchants appointed by the previous emperor. Their status is not something that a humble merchant can compare to. Even his status as a prime minister, he feared that it would not be higher than their status.
There’s no need to mention Chu wangfu. Chu wang fought in bloody battles with the previous emperor. After they won this Xi Chu country, the previous emperor went as far as to name the country with Chu wang’s surname. He personally decreed that the position of Chu wang can be hereditary. He was even more assured to put more than half of Xi Chu’s military in the hands of Chu wang. Even that Hai wang who also fought together with them didn’t have such honor.
But now, these two families seemed to have set their eyes on his legitimate daughter, making Yun Xuan Zhi’s heart feel a little regret. If each clan fancy one of his daughters, then he could become relatives with these two clans at the same time, wouldn’t that be more beneficial?
Yun Qian Meng saw through Yun Xuan Zhi’s thoughts. She sneered that his greed is the same as old madam. She said: “Father, daughter is tired. I’ll go back to Qi Luo yuan to rest.”
Only now did Yun Xuan Zhi saw Yun Qian Meng’s pale face. He immediately blamed Mi mama and the others: “Still not quickly serving eldest Miss for her to go rest? Why are you all still here?!”
Mi mama looked with worried eyes at old madam once. Then she hurriedly let the maids carry Yun Qian Meng back to Qi Luo yuan.
“Miss, are you not afraid that old madam will do something?”
After helping Yun Qian Meng lie on the bed, Mi mama came back with hot water. She helped Yun Qian Meng wipe the cold sweat from her face and then she said that worriedly.
Yun Qian Meng smiled lightly. That smile made people feel wise and farsighted. Then she said: “The mother was estranged for too long. At this point they formed a mind where they will compete with each other. This time, father will stand by my side. Mama don’t have to worry.”
Mi mama saw Yun Qian Meng looking so confident, her heart also eased down.
Not long after, the steward mama of the prime minister personally sendt the things that the two clans have sent to Qi Luo yuan and she also conveyed Yun Xuan Zhi’s concern.
Yun Qian Meng smiled and gave some words of gratitude then she let Mi mama sent her out.
“Mama, pick some things that a pregnant woman can eat and sent it over to concubine Hua.”
Mu Chun, Shui er and Bing er brought the things over for Yun Qian Meng to take a look. Yun Qian Meng lightly swept over Shui er and Bing er and then ordered Mi mama.
Shui er and Bing er are the two maids that the empress dowager gave Yun Qian Meng after she committed suicide in the hall. These two has the task of protecting Yun Qian Meng from Su Qing but also to report everything back to the empress dowager. Yun Qian Meng doesn’t trust them very much.
Merry Christmas everyone.