Chapter 55 Part 5: Yiniang is expecting, Yun Ruo Xue goes mad
If Hua yiniang really gives birth to a male, then he’ll be the eldest son of Xianfu. Wheter he’s from the legitimate wife or from the concubines, this child certainly will be loves as a treasure by the middle aged Yun Xuan Zhi. At that time let alone Yun Yan, even she, as the legitimate eldest sister will be under that bastard.
Liu Han Yu is considering this has already been thought of by Yun Qian Meng. But Yun Qian Meng isn’t even the slightest bit worried. Not to mention that Hua yiniang is just a poor family’s daughter; old madam and Su Qing won’t let her give birth to that child easily.
Besides Hua yiniang not only need to defend herself against those two, but also against the three other concubines that entered Yun Xuan Zhi’s room on the the same time as her. Those three must really hate her now.
Getting pregnant at Xiangfu isn’t difficult, but keeping the unborn child, giving birth to it, let it become an adult is the most difficult. And now it’s just the beginning of all sufferings.
Yun Qian Meng saw that Liu Han Yu’s expression contains envy and jealousy, she said: “Now yiniang is in charge of the family. What needs to be done and what can’t be done, yiniang needs to think carefully about it. Now that father knows that Hua yiniang is pregnant, then yiniang needs to carefully take care of her, otherwise if something happens, the one that father will blame is yiniang.”
Liu Han Yu listened to Yun Qian Meng’s analyze, immediately hid the expression that she shouldn’t have on her face. Her forehead sweated slightly.
Seeing that Liu Han Yu didn’t dare to have any other thoughts, Yun Qian Meng continued to say: “But yiniang doesn’t need to worry much. That Hua yiniang is someone that you selected. Yiniang must knows about her bottom line really well. Why would you then be bothered by a little yiniang who has just been favorited? It would be better to tell this good news to the also pregnant Su yiniang to let them meet often and to let their unborn children’s deepen their feelings.”
Being woken up by Yun Qian Meng, Liu Han Yu’s eyes lit up and her mind eased up. Why didn’t she think of this?
For a long time, Liu Han Yu hesitated to move. Then she turned around and told a maid to attend to this matter, but Yun Qian Meng stopped her: “I think that this matter, yiniang should personally make this trip to avoid Su yiniang doesn’t open her doors for these maids because her identity is precious.”
Liu Han Yu felt that Yun Qian Meng’s words are justified, immediately bowed and hastily walked in the direction of Feng He Yuan.
Until Liu Han Yu is out of sight, did Mi mama said worried: “Miss, why are you thinking for her sake? Why not let Liu yiniang also mix in. By that time it’ll clean her wishful thinking.”
Yun Qian Meng is looking at the deserted garden of Xiangfu and her gaze fell some flowers.
She felt that women are no different from flowers. When this season’s flowers fade away, next season’s flower will fill this garden. She said: “Even if I get rid of them, other women will Xiangfu. In place of wasting time to get to know a woman we don’t know, it’ll be better to continue to use Liu yiniang. At least in front of me she didn’t play any tricks yet.”
Mi mama heard this and felt that it was rational. She nodded and didn’t say anything more. Yun Qian Meng recovered her gaze from the flowers and looked at Mi mama. She beckoned Mi mama to come closer and whispered a few words in Mi mama’s ear. Mi mama turned serious and walked away.
At this time Su Qing who lives in Feng He Yuan is getting a headache from Yun Ruo Xue.
“Mother, just agree to Yun Qian Meng’s conditions! Daughter really wants to go to that birthday!”
Yun Ruo Xue grabbed Su Qing’s sleeve and pulled at it like a spoiled brat.
Su Qing who was sitting on a soft chair was being entangled for a long time by Yun Ruo Xue. Beside she is already two months pregnant. At this point she is really tired and let Wang mama shut Yun Ruo Xue up.
But Yun Ruo Xue didn’t see the fatigue on Su Qing’s face. She let go of Su Qing’s sleeve and shook her mother’s body instead. At the same time her mouth isn’t idle: “Mother, if you couldn’t bear to give those things, you can get some false for Yun Qian Meng. At least you should let me participate at the birthday first! Now dad rarely comes here. Zumu also doesn’t want to see us. If we stay at home all day, sooner or later they will bully us to death. By that time, what if you get a son? With now power, you can only be pressured by the legitimate! You can better let me participate at the birthday and find a good house. It might even help brother’s future.”
This is the first banquet that Yun Ruo Xue can attend after she got the hairpin. Naturally, she’ll pay more attention to it. But her biological mother doesn’t let her participate. It made her anxious. After all in the past Su Qing loved Yun Ruo Xue greatly. In her heart, she understands that a daughter isn’t as good as a son. The dowry that Su Qing is holding in her hands now, she fears that it’ll not come into her own hands in the future. In place of giving it to this enemy that hasn’t even been born yet but is already robbing her mother’s love and dowry; it’ll be better to give it to Yun Qian Meng. At least then she can have a chance to succeed (she means marrying into a good family).
At this time Su Qing is dizzy from Yun Ruo Xue’s words. Her hand grabbed Yun Ruo Xue’s hand, because she couldn’t bear it anymore. She said: “Xue er, why don’t you go together with mother to live at waizumu’s for a few days? Your waizumu has send people to say that she misses you.”
In Yun Ruo Xue’s mind is only full of Fu Guo Gong Fu’s Gu Lao Tai Jun, she can’t remember who the waizumu from her mother’s mouth is.
After all one is first pin1 high class furen2, the other is a little fourth pin furen.
The pro and cons between the two is clear in Yun Ruo Xue’s heart.
Not the mention that the current old madam at Sufu is the second wife of her grandfather. She is not Yun Ruo Xue’s biological waizumu. Just because of her grandfather, she’ll call her waizumu. Therefore, Yun Ruo Xue normally doesn’t want to go to Sufu in order to avoid meeting that old madam who always put airs in front of her.
So when Yun Ruo Xue remembered the waizumu from Su Qing’s mouth, she didn’t even think and said: “I don’t want to see that old madam. She doesn’t have Lao Tai Jun’s personal style. Her petty face, make the people who looks at her get angry!”
Su Qing also doesn’t like her stepmother, but when she heard her own daughter asses her family like that, her face turned dark. The hand clutching Yun Ruo Xue has more force. In her eyes emerge a slight anger……
“Shi……mother, really hurts!”
Yun Ruo Xue’s arm hurts. Her eyebrows wrinkled.
Su Qing didn’t have time to reprimand her when Wang mama came in a hurry: “Furen, Liu yiniang came!”
After hearing that, in Su Qing’s eyes flashed hatred. She said: “Don’t want to see, let her be gone.”
“Hehe, what’s the matter with jiejie. Why so angry?”
Liu Han Yu already came into the room. With a gentle smile she walked to Su Qing. Her eres assessed Su Qing’s body without a trace. She saw that the color on Su Qing’s face isn’t good, but didn’t know if it’s because she is pregnant or not. Su Qing’s eyes are full of hate. Especially in the past when her whole body is filled with toxic to harm people. When women saw her they’ll fear and when men saw her they’ll be disgusted.
Su Qing also knows that Liu Han Yu is making fun of her body now. She also didn’t believe that when Liu Han Yu is pregnant, she’ll be lovable as a girl in her early twenties.
Liu Han Yu saw the contempt in Su Qing’s eyes, but she didn’t get angry. She went to a chair opposite Su Qing and sat on it. She looked at the pair of mother and daughter and said happily: “Presumably second miss is still getting a headache because of the matter with Gu Lao Tai Jun’s birthday. In my opinion, jiejie should grant second miss her wish. Although we’re Xiangye’s people, but we’re just servants. At least when the misses get a good home, we can settle own at peace in this backyard hen we’re old and useless. Otherwise if the master is unhappy and drive us out of Xiangfu, then we’ll really have nowhere to cry.”
Su Qing looked at Liu Han Yu who was sitting opposite of her. Her mouth sneered. She didn’t see Liu Han Yu as her opponent and said coldly: “Do you think I am you?”
Liu Han Yu has experienced more embarrassing scenes. Hearing Su Qing’s ridicule, she only smiled indifferently. Regardless that Su Qing eyes are closed, she smiled and said: “I naturally can’t compare to jiejie’s family background. But what if the family’s background is good? Jiejie is already Xiangye’s yiniang. Do you still think you can leave this place and marry another family? Even if you go back home, but a daughter that has been thrown out by the husband, I think they won’t want to see her either.”
Su Qing’s body is feeling really cold right now, but she continued to close her eyes to not let Liu Han Yu see her emotions. She didn’t move.
Wang mama who was standing at a side became suspicious of Liu Han Yu. After all normally Liu Han Yu is a coward. When seeing furen, she’ll be like a mouse seeing a cat.
But after getting first miss’s backing Liu Han Yu is like a changed person. Not only did she know how to please Xiangye but she is also more disrespectful towards furen.
Today she came here and regardless that the owner is treating her coldly, she just smiled. Presumably she has some kind of purpose.
Yun Ruo Xue saw that her mother closed her eyes and saw that the Liu yiniang who always treated her coldly is on her side, she couldn’t help an anger being formed in her heart. She coldly stared at Liu Han Yu to see what more good things she has to say.
Liu Han Yu smiled at Yun Ruo Xue. She said: “Today, jiejie has really got the true meaning of becoming old. Hua yiniang only entered Xiangfu for two months but is already pregnant. Such a healthy young body is not something that we can catch up with!”
After saying that Liu Han Yu sighed heavily. People can’t tell if the loss expression is real or fake.
Su Qing heard those words and suddenly opened her eyes. That pair of weak eyes at this actual moment flashed something red. The people who saw that will be scared.
Her expression turned serious, her eyes are full of haze. Her voice sounded like Yanwang in the netherworld while she gritted her teeth and asked: “Hua yiniang is pregnant?”
Liu Han Yu heard her ask that is not surprised. She said: “Could it be that jiejie doesn’t know? Xiangye rushed this morning to Fuliu Yuan. I’m afraid that at this time Fuliu yuan is filled with all kind of herbs.”
After saying that, Liu Han Yu did as if she just became aware of what she said, and immediately covered her mouth with her hand. With a sorry expression, she looked at Su Qing.
Fenghe Yuan is deserted, while Fuliu Yuan is full of things. And these two yuans’ masters got pregnant at the same time, but got different treatment. If you’re a person, then you’ll not be able to stand it.
Hearing Liu Han Yu voice being so pretentious, Su Qing laughed. This laugh of her, made Liu Han Yu whisper in her heart: “Is Su Qing mad? In such a situation, she can still laugh!”
Of course Su Qing isn’t laughing at Hua yiniang being pregnant, but she is laughing at Liu Han Yu’s ignorance. Liu Han Yu wanted to stir up her anger and let her go shout at Yun Xuan Zhi. Liu Han Yu really misjudged her.
Su Qing faintly ordered: “Liu yiniang, go back.”
Then she closed her eyes again and refused to communicate with Liu Han Yu.
Liu Han Yu felt that she talked for half a day but it didn’t have much effect. She wanted to stay and talk some more. Only this time, Wang mama stepped forward and blocked her sight. She can only walk out of Fenghe Yuan with a feeling of defeat.
But after Liu Han Yu left, Su Qing suddenly opened her eyes. Those eyes filled with hatred scared Yun Ruo Xue that she fell on the ground. Su Qing is unable to clamor her heart’s feelings: “Yun Xuan Zi, you betray me like this. Now you let several concubines bully me to my head! I will surely let your whole backyard be at peace!”
Swearing like that, Su Qing body trembled. Wang mama helped her and said worried: “Furen, furen, how are you?”
Yun Ruo Xue took this opportunity to search through Su Qing’s things trying to find the dowry which Yun Qian Meng talked about.
“Ruo Xue, what are you doing?”
This loud shout scared Yun Ruo Xue. The jade box that was in her hand fell on the ground and is now shattered.
Yun Ruo Xue felt an extremely cold sigh on her back. Her hands couldn’t help but sweat. She turned around and saw that Su Qing’s glare is now on her. She said to please: “Mother, I’m just looking around.”
Su Qing is really angry. Today, she suffered so much, but her own daughter is so selfish and forcing herself. Saying that she isn’t disappointed is false.
Thinking like that, Su Qing’s voice turned three degree colder: “You can stop your wishful thinking. I’ll never agree to it!”
At this point the demons seemed to have entered Yun Ruo Xue and she has been rejected by Su Qing. Her whole person jumped like crazy and she immediately rushed to Su Qing. Fortunately, Wang mama stopped her in the middle. But the words coming from Yun Ruo Xue are as hurtful: “Mother, that dowry sooner or later will be mine. Then you can give them to me now! Otherwise, I’ll go tell dad and zumu. You say, how will they react?”
Su Qing felt a dagger is being put in her heart by Yun Ruo Xue. And Yun Ruo Xue felt that it isn’t enough and twisted the dagger, making her chest feel really empty.
Seeing that Yun Ruo Xue is so unreasonable, Wang mama wanted to persuade her. But then she recalled what Yun Ruo Xue said to her. She eats those words that were on her lips and only tried to stop Yun Ruo Xue from getting close to Su Qing.
Yun Ruo Xue saw that her attempt failed. Her brain formed an idea and she shouted: “If you don’t give, I’ll hit myself and die here. Anyway, I’m disfigured now, what more can I be afraid of?!”
After saying that, she turned and ran towards the bedpost…….
The maids waiting outside were scared and wanted to go take a look in the room. But then they thought about Xiangfu’s strict rules and didn’t dare to move. They only send a little maid to ask Xiangye to come here.
Wang mama who is on the inside, is scared to death. She instinctively pulled Yun Ruo Xue. Fortunately she pulled Yun Ruo Xue’s hand. Otherwise if Yun Ruo Xue hit the wooden pillars; if she didn’t die, she’ll be disabled.
Su Qing seeing her own daughter is forcing herself like that; her eyes are full of unsympathy. She just wanted to say something, when she heard the maids on the outside paying respect to Yun Xuan Zhi. She hurriedly fixed the expression on her face.
Yun Ruo Xue heard that the person coming is Yun Xuan Zhi, her heart is delighted. Her suicidal actions turned more violent.
Finally, I’m done with one chapter. Never expected that one chapter can be so long.
Yun Qian Meng calls Yun Xian Zhi ‘fuqing’ which is father, while Yun Ruo Xue calls Yun Xuan Zhi ‘diedie’ which is daddy (I’ll use dad, daddy is too modern). It tells about how close their relationship is with each other.
1. Pin is something used to put the court official in a different class. The higher the class, the less the pin. The third pin is greater than the fourth pin.
2. Furen is the wife of someone.