Chapter 49: Good and honest Xia mama
Xia mama didn’t want her young miss to be consumed by hatred, so she changed the topic. She pulled out a smile and asked, “xiaojie… how did you… find nubi?”
Yun Qian Meng pulled back the chill around her body and lightly patted Xia mama’s shoulders. She then briefly told her about their recent activities.
Mi mama knew that Yun Qian Meng was leaving out a lot in order to let Xia mama feel relieved. But the moment she recalled the room her young miss was living in, she would feel sick at heart. So, she ignored her position to interrupt, “lao jiejie, these years, xiaojie has also encountered hardships at every step! You haven’t seen xiaojie’s boudoir; a well-bred young lady from an influential family definitely doesn’t deserve that kind of treatment……”
“Mi mama!” Yun Qian Meng sternly scolded. Mi mama paused in fear and immediately stepped back. She then stopped talking as she stood behind Yun Qian Meng.
But Xia mama already heard her words just now. She only anxiously stared at Yun Qian Meng, her eyes full of tender concern as she soundlessly moved her lips a few times. In the end, she couldn’t calm down, and said somewhat worriedly, “xiaojie… you have… suffered!”
Yun Qian Meng lightly smiled and patted Xia mama’s hands, gently saying, “mama doesn’t need to worry. Since I managed to live up till now, Su Qing and her people can’t do anything to me! Just relax for the time being and take care of yourself! Meng’er will still need your help in the future!”
Her intimate speech caused Xia mama’s eyes to fill with hot tears; she only wished she could personally get down and kowtow to Yun Qian Meng!
By now, Yun Qian Meng had already buried all her hatred deep in her heart. At the moment, her expression was calm, but her eyes that looked at Xia mama were filled with warmth. She lifted the covers off Xia mama’s body and carefully examined her broken right leg!
She only found that the gray-colored trouser leg was almost completely empty. Yun Qian Meng ignored Xia mama’s resistance and personally lifted the trouser leg. She only saw that the muscles in her broken right leg had long since withered due to long term lack of movement. Now, there was only a bit of bone that was left connected to a bit of skin and flesh at the thigh!
At this sight, Yun Qian Meng’s hands suddenly formed fists, the anger in her eyes burning like a raging inferno!
A bony hand pulled down the trouser leg, blocking her sight from that terrible right leg……
Yun Qian Meng lifted her head and only saw Xia mama with her lips curled into a smile. She had pulled over her tiny hands and gently stroked them, her face full of happiness, “nubi… able to… live until… meeting xiaojie… is enough… the Heavens… have eyes…”
Yun Qian Meng understood that Xia mama was trying to change the topic, so she didn’t hold on to the matter. After softly consoled her for a bit, and seeing that there wasn’t much time left, she stood up to bid farewell, “mama, please don’t worry about Meng’er. You living well is Meng’er’s greatest wish!”
Xia mama tearfully nodded her head, and, relucatant to part, followed Yun Qian Meng with her eyes as she left!
“Ying Qiu, come over!” The two of them had walked back into the courtyard and saw the girl from before preparing the medicine in the kitchen when Yun Qian Meng hinted for Mi mama to call her over.
When Ying Qiu heard Mi mama call her name, she carefully replaced the pot before she coming out quickly. However, when she saw Yun Qian Meng’s real face, she was stunned in place. Her heart questioned how the world could have such a beautiful and noble lady, unexpectedly having an invisible attraction that made others want to get close to her!
“Ying Qiu, quickly greet xiaojie!” Mi mama saw that Ying Qiu was too busy staring at Yun Qian Meng, and flashed an annoyed look while she reprimanded.
Hearing the warning in Mi mama’s tone, Ying Qiu immediately lowered her head and bowed respectfully to Yun Qian Meng, softly saying, “nubi greets xiaojie!”
A pair of white hands helped her up at this moment, as a gentle voice sounded above Ying Qiu’s head, “No need to be courteous! You had to take care of Xia mama by yourself, it must truly be hard! If lacking in anything, don’t hesitate to tell Mi mama! If there are any difficulties, feel free to talk about them. As long as you put your whole heart into taking good care of Xia mama, I will satisfy them!”
Ying Qiu only felt the voice pass over her ears like a gentle breeze. It was clear and sweet-sounding, but also carried a steady composure. Her heart couldn’t help but feel curious towards the young miss she was meeting for the first time, as she quietly replied, “xiaojie can relax, nubi will definitely take good care of mama!”
When Yun Qian Meng saw that she was calm and sensible, she gradually felt relieved. She turned her head back to look at the room and softly asked, “How is mama’s illness? How likely is she to recover?”
Ying Qiu saw that she was sincerely concerned about Xia mama, so she didn’t conceal the truth and told her everything she knew, “mama’s illness has dragged on for too long, her right leg is already crippled! However, her tongue was luckily not cut off completely, still possible to recover!”
Yun Qian Meng listened as she spoke about the medical principles clearly and orderly, and knew that Mi mama had found a pretty good person this time. Nodding, she instructed her on a few matters before putting on the muslin veil and leaving with Mi mama.
“mama, where did you find Ying Qiu?” Stepping out from the courtyard, Yun Qian Meng looked around to see that there was no one in the alleyway before asking softly!
“Answering xiaojie, nubi found Xia mama in a worn-out temple in Ye city! At that time, there were quite a few elderly and ill in that old temple. Ying Qiu was over there taking care of them! laonu asked her where her family was; she said that her parents were both dead, she was taken in by her master, and learned about some medicine; she felt pity towards the people in the temple, so she went to see them when she was free!” Mi mama followed behing Yun Qian Meng and carefully recounted Ying Qiu’s story, “laonu followed her back to a small medicine store, and also asked around; she really was adopted after her parents died. After discussing with her master, she was brought here!”
“She also agreed? Did you ask why?” This was the point that Yun Qian Meng was suspicous about!
Why would a girl agree to leave home with a complete stranger?
“laonu asked her if she was willing to study medicine at the capital, and that yatou nodded! These few days, laonu also kept watch secretly. This yatou is truly, genuinely interested in medicine!” Mi mama reported the facts!
Yun Qian Meng nodded and didn’t ask further. Just outside the alleyway, she noticed that the entrance to Tian Fu Lou was being swarmed by many commoners. Hearing the sound of some dispute, the both of them quickly moved forward, only to find Mu Chun and a person dressed like a young manservant argue endlessly over the Jade Emerald mung bean cakes……
“Let go! I obviously came first, why are you snatching it away from me?” Mu Chun’s small face was blushing red as she tenaciously grabbed at one end of the paper box and shouted at the young manservant across from her!
The young manservant also didn’t back down, forcefully dragging the other end. With a cold laugh, he shouted back at Mu Chun, “I clearly came first! I only left for a short moment, but it was snatched away by a little yatou like you! Quickly let go! Fighting over food with a little girl is beneath me!”
Even though he said that, the young manservant didn’t show the slightest indication of loosening his grip while he grabbed onto the paper box tightly with both his hands. Yun Qian Meng could not help but laugh slightly at the scene. Thinking that this young manservant was somewhat adorable, and count’t help but size up the young manservant a few more times……
“Mu Chun, stop!” “Si’er, stop!”
Two commanding voices were heard at the same time. The crowd’s gazes looked around, searching for the source of the voices. They saw, by the doorway of Tian Fu Lou, a girl whose face they couldn’t see clearly; and on the stairs of Tian Fu Lou, unexpectedly stood the Rong family’s young lord, Rong Yun He!