Chapter 25: Doctor, Taoist priest, ready for battle
后院 houyuan – the rear courtyard or backyard of an estate, where the women live
Still, the words were already spoken from his mouth. Even if he wanted to take them back now, he fears that it was no longer possible. Hence, he could only harden his head and continue, “From what I’ve seen, I’m afraid that there’s no choice but to invite a profound Taoist priest to perform an exorcism for xiaojie to dispel the demonic spirits around her, this way, xiaojie will be able to heal completely!”
Now that Su Qing heard the the doctor say the things she wanted, she planned speak to acknowledge his words, but her speed could not compare to Yun Qian Meng, as the opportunity to speak was snatched over by Yun Qian Meng!
Yun Qian Meng took two small steps forward, her gaze that was fixed on the doctor was as sharp as a knife. A sneer floated in her eyes as her red lips lightly moved, her voice level and forceful, “This is the first time ben xiaojie has met a doctor that could unexpectedly comprehend spirits and demons! Don’t know if doctor usually studies medicine or alchemy?”
Yun Qian Meng was originally a person from the modern world as well as a police detective. She did not believe in ghosts or spirits at all. As she saw that this doctor was making up nonsense in an attempt to smear her name, she didn’t hold back any retorts!
Everyone heard the mockery in Yun Qian Meng’s tone and one after another, showed different expressions!
Liu Han Yu saw that Yun Qian Meng’s thoughts were so meticulous, and that her speech was so eloquent and full of wit, her originally anxious heart was completely relieved!
Even Yun Xuan Zhi looked at the doctor with a fierce glint in his eyes, his lightly furrowed brows made his expression even more grave, causing the doctor to lower his head even further, not daring to meet his gaze!
Su Qing secretly shot Yun Qian Meng a glare, her soft body slightly straightened from Yun Xuan Zhi’s embrace. Her hands moved up to his chest as she tightly pulled at the seams of his clothes and said pleadingly, “laoye, it’s not that nubi stubbornly believes in these superstitions! But Xue’er’s condition is as you see, why not give it a try?”
When she finished, a single tear trickled out from the corner of Su Qing’s eyes. She only sobbed slightly and then turned to face Yun Qian Meng to plead, “da xiaojie, Xue’er is your sister after all! Even if she had offended you usually, but please, considering your relationship as siblings, please help her!”
As she spoke, Su Qing tried to leave Yun Xuan Zhi’s embrace and faced Yun Qian Meng to kneel without leave, but was stopped by Yun Xuan Zhi……
Su Qing raised her head in shock, but as she saw that Yun Xuan Zhi was looking reproachfully at Yun Qian Meng, she momentarily laughed in glee inside her heart, but her determination to kneel was just as persistent……
“What are you doing? Quickly stand up!” Although Yun Xuan Zhi was more of a scholar, the strength of men was naturally greater than that of women. He only exerted a bit of strength, and managed to lift Su Qing’s body. Then, his line of sight swept past the calmly standing Yun Qian Meng as he turned to the doctor, “Remember well what you have just said! If xiaojie still can’t be healed, see how ben xiang will judge your crimes!”
As Yun Xuan Zhi said this, everyone inwardly understood his standpoint!
Yet Su Qing pushed down her inner joy, her expression was distressed as she bowed to Yun Xuan Zhi. She said thankfully, “nubi thanks laoye greatly for approving! nubi will have Wang mama go and prepare right away!”
After she spoke, Su Qing hurriedly walked out of the room, only to find her path blocked by the still silent Liu Han Yu……
She only saw Liu Han Yu wear a cordial smile on her face, her eyes showing a sincere expression as she warmly grasped her hands and said amiably, “jiejie, er xiaojie needs people to take care of her. It’s better for me to manage the preparations!”
Su Qing’s eyes momentarily narrowed. Seeing how amaible Liu Han Yu was being, her heart immediately became more vigilant. Without batting an eyelid, her own hands immediately covered Liu Han Yu’s as she gratefully said, “Many thanks for meimei’s kind thoughts! But still, my own child’s matters, tell me, how can I be assured to leave matters in other people’s hands? Furthermore, meimei is temporarily managing the fu on my behalf right now. How can I bear to let these things cause worry for meimei?”
Finishing, Su Qing suddenly strenghtened her grip, her smiling eyes emitted an ominous glint……
As Liu Han Yu felt the pain in her hands, a hot anger lit up in her heart. Still, her face kept smiling as she forcefully pulled her hands away. Her body still in Su Qing’s way, she looked past Su Qing’s shoulder at Yun Xuan Zhi and softly said, “laoye, look! jiejie won’t let nubi help with even this small thing!”
Yun Xuan Zhi isn’t really an idiot. Even though he coudln’t see their earlier small movements, he was clear about how the houyuan strived for his favor, thus naturally understanding what Su Qing was trying to prevent!
Moreover, Yun Ruo Xue was the daughter he had raised dearly with his own hands. Such an important matter, it was naturally more appropriate to allow Su Qing to handle!
Even so, Liu Han Yu was recently rather to his liking. So, Yun Xuan Zhi’s expression was relatively gentle when he said, “Yu’er should just manage the fu well! As for Xue’er, just let Qing’er take care of it!”
Hearing this, Su Qing’s heart lit up with joy and she immediately agreed, “Yes! laoye, recently, you haven’t come to see nubi. With Xue’er like this now, you should rest here at nubi’s place for the remainder of the night! Perhaps your aura of dignity can suppress the abominable spirits!”
Yun Xuan Zhi was already concerned about the woman he had just embraced. As he heard the shouting from Yun Ruo Xue’s bed, he also felt that he had been neglecting Su Qing for some time. Nodding his head with some reluctance, he waved his hand to let Liu Han Yu and Yun Qian Meng return to their own courtyards!
“da xiaojie, do you think there’s anything fishy happening inside?” Only after they were some distance away from Feng He Yuan, did Liu Han Yu finally ask quietly!
Seeing that Yun Qian Meng hadn’t made a sound from before, Liu Han Yu’s heart grew anxious once again. She couldn’t tell what this young miss was thinking in her heart in the end!
Yun Qian Meng just gave a dry look to Liu Han Yu beside her, then raised her hand to pull back the hair brushing at her cheeks before she said with a smile, “Liu yiniang is too sensitive. Su yiniang loving her daughter is only human nature! However, Liu yiniang is now in charge of the xiangfu. You naturally understand, unfamiliar men must not be allowed to enter the houyuan!”
At these words, Liu Han Yu immediately came to an understanding and turned to give some instructions to one of her servants in a low voice. She then carefully escorted Yun Qian Meng back to Qi Luo Yuan before turning to leave.
“Mi mama over and said cautiously, “The next few days, sort the servants into three shifts. Have them take turns to watch over the courtyard in the morning, afternoon and night. Absolutely cannot let any strangers approach!”
Mi mama saw that Yun Qian Meng’s expression was grave and knew that this time, the second miss’s matter must have been planned by Su Qing; most likely to deal with her own young miss!
In particular, she was quite near to Yun Qian Meng just now and heard the conversation with Liu Han Yu. Immediately understanding the consequences, she quickly nodded and went to work!
Yun Qian Meng went back to lie down on her bed under Mu Chun’s care. After rushing about for half a night, she was unexpectedly not sleepy. Opening her eyes wide and looked at the surroundings in familiar darkness, she only felt that her current plight was also similarly, in complete darkness. She couldn’t see any safe path from which to advance, spending all day defending against stabs from the dark, the only thing she could do now was to counter appropriately according to the enemy’s movements!
Today’s matter looked simple, but underneath, it revealed meticulous planning!
Why did Su Qing only inform everyone of Yun Ruo Xue’s illness in the middle of the night? It was because just after one o’clock tonight, her punishment for half a month would end. For her to leave Feng He Yuan now, others couldn’t find anything to gossip about!
After that, the actions that Yun Ruo Xue performed, as well as the matter of hiring a Taoist priest to perform an exorcism, were obviously colliding towards her!
With this, it was not hard to see through Su Qing’s intentions. On one hand, she could bribe the priest to slander Yun Qian Meng’s reputation and innocence. On the other hand, she could also borrow the priest’s words to claim that she was the demonic spirit around Yun Ruo Xue, thereby eliminating her!
It can’t not be said that Su Qing really did have her methods. But, since she was now the host of this body, of course she couldn’t let her fuss about for free; she still needed to return this huge gift!