Yang Mei said frustrated: “If uncle Niu heard this, he’ll be so heartbroken that he won’t be able to eat……”
There are many of those useless ‘famous flowers’ from Bai Fu Ling’s mouth in Bai family’s manor. Uncle Niu is the head gardener of Bai family’s manor. His favorite thing is to cultivate rare flower species. These famous flowers are his life.
But Bai Fu Ling never have good feeling for those famous flowers who needs to be tended. She prefers the ones which doesn’t take much effort to cultivate and with real value. This is also the spirit that she carried on when looking at people.
“That’s good. I can save money of a few meals,” Bai Fu Ling said.
Yang Mei has been defeated by this elegant miss who hold grudges. She suddenly remembered something her husband told her. She said: “Husband said that recently yahang1 received some goods. There’s a lot of new stuff. He is asking if miss will go to the yahang to take a look and at the same time check the accounting books.”
After Bai family’s yahang began to operate in business, the management is left to Yang Mei’s husband Bai Shang Lu. Bai Fu Ling rarely ask after it. As long as the money she receives every month is increasing, that’s proof that Bai Shang Lu is doing his job well. Then that’s enough. On contrary, it’s Bai Shang Lu who often chased after her in a businesslike manner to report all the matter and also to remind her to check the accounting books.
Bai Fu Ling have some interest the ‘new stuffs’ from Yang Mei’s mouth. And beside after dinner it’s suitable to go bully the men and dominate the women as a little exercise.
“I also have not been out for many days. This afternoon, let’s make a trip to yahang. Didn’t Bai Bing zi2 said that center of the city, there’s a Huang shi furen who has a beautiful face and also a good hand for embroidery work? We can go and get her here!”
“Miss, the selling (slave) contracts in your possession is almost more than the paper money. For what do you want to get so many people?”
Yang Mei helplessly said that. Even though she and her husband freed themselves, but their slave contracts has remained in Bai Fu Ling’s possession. She (BFL) said it’s a souvenir. She (YM) really doesn’t understand what kind of strange hobby is this.
“I’m happy!” (this is sarcastic. She means that as long as she is happy she can do anything)
Bai Fu Ling lazily lay on the boat and rolled her body over. She lowered her head and looked down at the lake. She playfully held a handful hair scratching the surface of the lake. The circle ripples quickly attracted a few bold fish. They wanted to chase ‘food’.
Bai Fu Ling saw that the stupid fishes has been fooled by her hairs, she laughed heartily.
On the boat, there’s a girl covered in thing clothes revealing her smooth curves. She has a delicate and graceful posture. Yang Mei even as a girl couldn’t help but be in daze. She couldn’t help but think about the painting of a fairy that she saw in the yahang. She felt that the girl in front of her is really beautiful and is livelier than that painting of the fairy. This is really a talent, a perfect living real treasure. Relying only on this beautiful appearance, don’t know how many man will willingly bow under her skirt. Unfortunately, her temper is so strange. Where would there be a man who’ll dare to marry such a girl, ai?!
And this year miss will get the hairpin ceremony (turn fifteen years), if it was another girl who has such a beautiful appearance and the same wealth, the matchmakers will be already flocked to Bai family’s manor. They won’t be like her. Now in the present, no one dared to come to propose marriage. Even the maids are hundred and hundreds of times better than her! The most intolerable thing is her miss’s attitude! Faced with such a dilemma, she is not ashamed. She still going every few days with her maids and servants on the streets. She really doesn’t know how to retrain herself.
Bai Shao sat quietly at a side watching Bai Fu Ling play with the water without manners. Such a leisure life, if put it to fifteen years ago, she wouldn’t even have dreamed about it. And all the changes is because of this girl…….
Bai Shao put away the distant memories. She stood up and wanted to leave. She suddenly remembered something. She turned and specifically reminded: “When you go out this afternoon, remember to bring Bai Shi San3 and the others with you.”
“I know la. Which time when I go out isn’t it guarding at the front and wrapped at the back? Really like when an emperor make a tour.”
Bai Fu Ling continued with her funny fish game and answered casually. These people at her side are her maids and servants, but everyone loves to order her around. Really doesn’t understand who the master is. It must be because usually she is amiable, approachable, gentle and low key!
Bai Fu Ling blew hard on the reflection on the water. On the calm water immediately arose ripples. The beautiful reflection became messily distorted.
“Recently some people may be against northern army’s general. His martial arts is high and he has many subordinated by his side. There’s no guaranty that others can get to him so they will start with you instead.”
Bai Shao couldn’t help but say it more clearly to let Bai Fu Ling has a better understanding.
Those people of the court couldn’t stay still anymore and wants to touch big brother?
Bai Fu Ling sat up and took the handkerchief that Yang Mei handed over. She dried her hair and sighed somewhat depressed.
Half a day has passed. Inside Bei Guan City it’s really busy. The road is full of businessmen. From the south came a clear sound of camels and penetrated in the voices. It added some short of charm to the bustle of the city.
The residents of the city heard the sound of the camels, their eyes lit up. They unconsciously looked towards the camel sound. From far away four white camels can be seen. Eight black horses surrounded a mighty ebony carriage and went in the direction of the east. On each camel sat a beautiful maid. On the eight horses sat eight brawny men in black with a wooden stick around their waist. It’s Bai Shi San and the others.
Bai family’s has a complex background. In the manor, aside from miss Bai Fu Ling, the ones with a surname Bai, there’s Bai laoye4 high above to a small child on the lower level.
Everyone knows martial arts. There’s no shortage on high skilled ones. It’s just that they usually don’t show it. They are the elite guards of Bai family.
Bai family’s laoye and furen5 fear all day long that something will happen to their daughter. So the moment Bai Fu Ling leave the range of the manor, behind her will be a bunch of maids and guards. Bai family’s troop take around ten plus people. All of them have a beautiful body. Just pick one out, she’ll be beautiful. If the clothes are changed and if you say that they are ladies from good families or from the jianghu7, nobody will doubt it.
Next to the entourage, followed a white horse. One the white horse is a handsome youth. He is Yang Mei’s husband Bai Shan Lu and also Bai family’s head steward.
Such an entourage, needless to say everyone in the city knows that this is no other than Bai family’s miss Bai Fu Ling!
The ebony carriage of Bai Fu Ling is also very famous. It’s made under her personal guidance by a dozens of craftsmen. They spent a full six month on it. On the outside it looked plain, but it’s said that on the inside the luxury level is comparable to the carriage of the empress. But those are only rumors. The one person who have the opportunity to use the carriage is only miss Bai.
- Yahang: ancient chinese place where you can buy or sell things
- Zi: endearment for boys
- Bai Fu Ling named her guards after numbers. Bai Shi San is guard number 13.
- Laoye: master, husband, man
- Furen: wife, mistress
- Jianghu: world of the martial artist