This chapter has been edited by ororomunroe90

 

 

“You all look at how sorry those figures of the people below us are. We are sitting here comfortably; no need to avoid the rain, no need to hurry. And soon there will also be delicacies brought here. Don’t you feel very fortunate? Don’t you all suddenly feel very good?”

The maids suddenly realized that she was taking joy in the calamity of others! They should have realized it sooner; miss’s happiness is based on the sufferings of others!

Just at this moment, Huan Bo personally came in to serve with a servant.

Bai Fu Ling and the four maids sat by the window together. They sat across Bai Shi San and the others through a white screen.

The dishes are very rich in flavor, but the portions were not big. Especially at Bai Fu Ling’s side. Although it’s eight dishes with one soup, but each dish is very ‘delicate’. It’s just the right amount for five women. It’s Bai Shi San’s side that had big platters of food.

Although the amount is not the same, but clearly the dishes on Bai Fu Ling’s side is prepared with more thoughtfulness.

Huang Bo bowed to Bai Fu Ling and wanted to have a chat with her, but Bai Fu Ling waved her hand impatiently: “There’s a good business outside waiting for you to do, why are you still here chatting? Go finish the thing below and then you can come back and talk.”

Now it’s dinnertime and also coincided with a heavy rain. The guests are more than usual. The two floors below are already full. It’s a busy time now. Huang Bo knows that his miss doesn’t like polite etiquettes and being here pointlessly. He didn’t dare to say anything more and obediently went back to work.

Bai Fu Ling really disliked it when she is having a meal and there’s a crowd around her. So not only did she reserve the whole third floor, she didn’t even let the servants stay.

Bai Guo took over the silver chopsticks and put the dishes on Bai Fu Ling’s plate. Then she put down the chopsticks and left with the other maids to Bai Shi San’s side to have their meal.

Every time they went out with miss, they will have a good dinner to eat. Bai Shi San and the others have long waited till they were swallowing their saliva. Once they heard that they could start, they immediately flocked to the dishes. A wind swept the grounds, while they pushed down the dishes into their stomach.

In contrast, Bai Fu Ling is more elegant. Bai Fu Ling glanced over and muttered: “You are like hungry wolves. If someone didn’t know any better, they would think that I usually don’t give you a full meal to eat!”

Ma Lian smiled: “In these words, where are the hungry wolves that are so fat? Their personality is like this. Don’t let it turn off miss’s appetite.”

Just then, sounds of dispute suddenly came from the stairs. And then a burst of footsteps could be heard. From the stairs, ten servants in grey clothes swarmed inside, followed by two fifty-something (female) servants and four teenage maids who are surrounding two beautiful young women.

The two women who came in last are wearing expensive clothes. Their hair are full of pearls. One is wearing a navy blue dress. On the dress, there are plums and peonies embroidered. The other is wearing a light yellow jacket with narrow sleeves. She is also wearing a light green floral dress. A jade green brocade covered half of the sleeves of the girl’s dress. Unfortunately, just now it rained. The bottom of the dress is soiled because of the rain, making her look a sorry figure.

From the moment they heard movements, Bai Shi San and the others have dropped the fatty meat that was about to enter their mouths and jumped to the entrance to block them.

A middle-aged maid among the other party came forward. Her eyes swept over the vicious Bai Shi San and the others. Her vision went as far as looking at Bai Fu Ling, who was sitting by the window with her back towards them. Then she looked at the four maids by her side who have already stood up. She immediately knew that the leader of this group of people is the only female who’s still sitting on the chair.

Not mentioning the eight shiny guards, every maid beside the girl is beautiful like a flower. The ornaments and clothes on their bodies and hairs are something that even rich families wouldn’t be able to afford. They didn’t look like maids. Just with their looks, they surpassed many ladies of good families! Although this middle-aged maid didn’t want to admit, but the looks of these few maids wouldn’t lose to her miss and cousin miss. Really don’t know how people at this border city can get such girls as maids.

It seems that the other party also has some powers……but just thinking about her guye’s identity, she immediately put aside her little hesitation. She raised her eyebrow and said: “There’s heavy rain, please, can this lady make it easy for us by giving us a few seats so my family’s furen can take a rest? As for the cost of reserving this floor, my family’s furen is willing to pay half.”

She is speaking quite politely, but every word braces the meaning of being not negotiable. The third floor is spacious. It can put seven, eight tables for ten people. Now, Bai Fu Ling and the others only used two table to occupy this whole floor. The woman felt that her requirements and conditions are very reasonable.

Huang Bo was at the back looking for Bai Fu Ling’s dessert. After hearing from the servants that people had actually broken into the third floor, he was immediately anxious. Three steps became two steps. He hurried over.

He ran up the stars and was just in time to hear the woman’s words. The moment he heard that, his heart called ‘this is bad’. He didn’t dare to say that he really understood his miss’s temper, but he knows about fifty to sixty percent. These people broke into the third floor had already broken miss’s taboo. And their attitude is actually strong, wanting miss to give up a few tables. Most importantly, what they shouldn’t have said is about splitting the fee. He seemed to almost be able to foresee how miss would humiliate these people…….

“Guest, this floor has already been reserved. A guest in a private room downstairs is about to check out, can you wait for a moment downstairs? This small shop will clean the place as soon as possible.”

Huang Bo persuaded first before Bai Fu Ling can open her mouth. He hopes that he can quickly, really quickly, bring these people downstairs, to avoid people getting hurt……not that he is afraid that his miss will get hurt, he is afraid that these outsiders, who he doesn’t know where they came from,  will get hurt!

But some people completely don’t understand his good intentions. That young maiden beside the lady whispered: “Biaojie, in this Bei Guan City, biao jiefu2 is the biggest. If someone needs to leave, it’s them. If we let it go, in the future if this is spread out, won’t it let people laugh at biao jiefu?”

This young maiden saw that the ostentation of Bai Fu Ling didn’t lose to that of them, she got angry. And after seeing those beautiful maids, she got angrier. She can be considered to have seen something of the world. Although the other party has many servants, the ostentation is also not small, but she is apparently not from a family of officials. Since she (BFL) is just a commoner, then what does she (young maiden) need to worry about? And also counting on their backers, she does not believe that there is someone else in this Bei Guan City who has a stronger backer than her……biaojie!

After furen heard that, her heart also moved. They came from the capital. Normally they saw more elite officials than dogs. Even her big brother’s official post is not small, but they still have to live holding their tails. Now that they had come to this border, do they still need to be patient and accept this and that? Thinking like that, she lost the interest to go downstairs. Even if the private room is free and convenient for them to rest, she will still need to occupy this floor!

Huang Bo saw that this group of people didn’t even move an inch, his heart couldn’t help but get anxious. He was about to persuade some more, when he suddenly heard Bai Fu Ling say: “Boss, here is none of your business, go down!

The moment Huang Bo heard this, he knew he couldn’t say more. He looked with some sympathy at this group of people who are acting recklessly. He shook his head and went down while he commanded the servant to absolutely let no one else come upstairs and no matter what happens upstairs, he must not meddle.

 

Comments:

  1. Guye: son in law. People from the female’s families also calls her husband guye.
  2. Biao jiefu: husband of an older female cousin.

 

 



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