Chapter 63: Overcame One Storm, Another Is Beginning
In Rui Lin yuan, the highly respected Lao Tai Jun and Chu wang reminisced about the time when Xi Chu is at war.
Jiang Mu Chen saw that Chu Fei Yang silently went out of the inner room, in his heart crossed a trace of dissatisfaction. He also looked for an excuse and went out of Rui Lin yuan. He walked straight to the front yard, but he didn’t find the trace of Chu Fei Yang. At his side, a crowd of officials are clinging onto him. They let Jiang Mu Chen get a headache.
“Wangye, wangye! The matter of today, I beg wangye to make the decisions for xiaguan!”
And among these officials, there is also Su Qing’s brother, Su Yuan. He has been punished, but didn’t seriously reflect. He went as far as to wait for Jiang Mu Chen in Fu Guo Gong Fu to ask Jiang Mu Chen to go plead for him at Yu Qian Di’s.
After all, officials being rebuked by the emperor is a common thing. But because of giving face to Lao Tai Jun, Yu Qian Di took away the chance for his daughter to enter the palace in this lifetime. How can Su Yuan swallow this anger? So he waited in the front yard for Chen wang to ask Chen wang to plea for him.
But at this time, where would Jiang Mu Chen have the mind to bother about these little things? That pair of cold eyes looked around the front yard. When he couldn’t find Chu Fei Yang among the crowd, his expression turned uglier. At this time Su Yuan is rushing forward. He unceremoniously said: “One word of the emperor is worth nine sacred tripods. You let benwang go plea, isn’t it the same as making benwang slap the emperor’s face?”
After those words, Su Yuan’s face is like ashes. All the energy on his body seemed to have cold water poured over them by people. There are no signs of struggle.
Jiang Mu Chen saw that Su Yuan encountered such a small thing and he is already disheartened and didn’t have the will to fight anymore, his (JMC) heart felt sick of it. But the position of the minister of justice still has some place in the court, so he soothed his tone: “Why should Su daren be like this? Unable to enter the palace, in Xi Chu there are many wangfus. Could it be that they can’t enter Su daren’s eyes?”
After hearing that, Su Yuan’s eyes lit up. He immediately went forward to thank Chen wang. The defeated mood just now, is now being very high.
Jiang Mu Chen took the opportunity to get rid of the officials. With the help of his impression of his previous visit at Fu Guo Gong Fu, he walked in the direction of the garden.
In the garden, Yun Qian Meng thought for a long time. She bent, pick up the blue bottle and put it into her sleeves. She sighed in her heart. Then she put away the frustrations. She just sent her maid away to help Qu Fei Qing. There is now no one beside here. To avoid unnecessary trouble, she quickly walked in the direction of Ting Yu Xuan……
“Did you really see that no one will come and appear here later? I saw that Miss Yun and the eldest Miss of Fu Guo Gong Fu are inseparable. If I’m discovered, I may be…..”
By this time, outside of Fu Guo Gong Fu’s garden, there are three sneaky figures wandering. The man among them is Han Guo Gong Fu’s Yuan Qing Zhou. At this point, he is asking indecisively at the two maids beside him.
Yuan Qing Zhou is wearing a bright silk robe. His face is flushed and his eyes are blurred. While speaking, a scent of alcohol came from his mouth. He is leaning slightly unstable on the wall. Just looking at him, you’ll know that he drank too much wine on the birthday.
“Young Master, rest assured. You, a man who is able to support the heaven and earth, only has this much courage? We just saw Miss Qu go to the front yard with all the maids. Now in the garden, there’s only Miss Yun. If you are still hesitating and can’t decide, that duck that is almost in your mouth will fly away!”
A maid wearing a green dress looked dissatisfied at Yuan Qing Zhou. Seeing that he is covered in the smell of alcohol, her eyes flashed disgust. But for her Miss’s happiness, she cannot not bring this pervert here for their plan.
Yuan Qing Zhou got a shock from that maid’s words. Immediately, he sobered and shook his head. He straightened his chest. The timid on his face disappeared. In an instant, he lifted his feet to walk staggering into the garden. And that purple dress that drifted across the corridor confused Yuan Qing Zhou’s heart. He wanted to follow that figure, but has been stopped by the two maids.
“What are you doing? Don’t block xiaoye’s road……be careful, xiaoye will beat you!”
Yuan Qing Zhou’s path has been suddenly blocked and he saw that he lost sight of the beauty, he got really angry. He burped and shouted at the maid in green in front of him. He stretched his hand to push her away.
But that maid is a quick one. Before Yuan Qing Zhou’s hand touched her body, she immediately flashed away and escaped his touch.
That green dressed maid hasn’t been intimidated by Yuan Qing Zhou’s threats. Instead, she laughed while ridiculing him. She looked disgusted at Yuan Qing Zhou. Then she whispered quickly: “Young Master, you going there so blatantly, it’ll scare Miss Yun. Quickly come with nubi.”
While talking, the two maids turned around and walked in the opposite direction. Yuan Qing Zhou was still skeptical, but when she turned and didn’t see that figure in purple anymore, he was really angry. He can only stamp his foot fiercely, patted his drunken face and then turned to follow those two……
“Young Master, look, isn’t that Miss Yun? You hide here. When she passes this rockery, you hug her and bring her behind this rockery. Even if you do everything, no one will see.”
Yuan Qing Zhou saw that the green dressed maid led him onto a shortcut. Even though Yun Qian Meng went ahead a lot, his eyes flashed lights. Just when he put a leg behind the rockery, he turned his head not at ease and ordered the maid: “You, watch out for xiaoye. Don’t let people discover.”
While talking, Yuan Qing Zhou began to have an expression full of expectation. That green dressed maid humpfed coldly in her heart. The smile on her face became sweeter. She politely replied: “Since it’s nubi who brought young master here, then young master shouldn’t worry.”
Thus, he hid with the other maid in yellow dress at the entrance of the shortcut. The two hid behind the thick low wall. Eyes are fixed on the outside.
At this time, Yuan Qing Zhou didn’t have the time to care why two maids suddenly appeared in front him and why the two wanted to manufacture a chance for him and Yun Qian Meng. At this point his sperm already got into his brain. Seeing that everything has been arranged, he also crooked behind the rockery. His whole body is leaning limp against the stone wall. That pair of eyes full of amusement fixed on Yun Qian Meng who is getting closer and closer……
Yun Qian Meng went through the corridors and came into the backyard. In this backyard, a breeze is blowing. The gentle warm breeze bought the natural aroma of flowers and an intense smell of alcohol which is mixed with a perfume of flowers. Her pair of eyes carefully observed the surroundings. She felt that the road between the garden and the backyard is particularly strange today like a trap waiting for her to jump in.
And the people waiting are watching impatiently how Yun Qian Meng is hesitating. In their hearts they are uncertain on whether Yun Qian Meng has found out or not.
By this time, the wind is blowing hard. The different aromas that came with it, are becoming clearer. It defined the suspicion in Yun Qian Meng’s mind. Her expression turned cold. She stood there without moving. Her cold eyes swept the four directions. She’d like to who will dare to plot against her on Fu Guo Gong Fu’s ground.
But now that she didn’t move, it made the other people anxious. That maid in green whispered a string of words in the ear of that maid in yellow. The original expression of the maid in yellow who wanted to watch a spectacle, turned dark. She wanted to refute, but from her arm came a pain. That maid in green’s hand tightly grabbed and pinched in the fine skin of the maid in yellow. At this time, that maid in green’s eyes is so dark, scaring the maid in yellow making her immediately nod. Only then did the maid in green let go of her hand.
That maid in yellow had been intimidated by that maid in green. She no longer dared to delay. She immediately straightened up and trotted out of the entrance. The moment she saw Yun Qian Meng, she ignored the pain in her arm and made a happy expression. Hastily she walked to Yun Qian Meng, bowed and said with care: “Eldest Miss has let nubi search long for you!”
That maid in green saw that the maid in yellow is speaking with Yun Qian Meng, she turned and went to the front yard……
By this time, Yun Qian Meng recognized that this maid is Yun Ruo Xue’s second personal maid, Feng er. This time, Feng er isn’t by Yun Ruo Xue’s side, but came to the backyard of Fu Guo Gong Fu to search for her. It’s really suspicious.
Not mentioning that how Feng er can has free access to the backyard of Fu Guo gong Fu regardless of her identity, only looking at the entrance of the shortcut which she came out, it’s already very strange. If someone isn’t familiar with Fu Guo gong Fu, they will never easily find that shortcut. In the past Yun Ruo Xue always attended Fu Guo Gong Fu’s banquets in the stead of Yun Qian Meng, of course she is familiar with this terrain. And at this time, this Feng er coincidentally appeared in front of her, would be sufficient to explain the problem. Presumably, Yun Ruo Xue must have something to do with the strange atmosphere in this yard.
Yun Qian Meng smiled quietly. She asked softly: “Why aren’t you serving at er (second) mei’s side? Why did you come here?”
Feng er saw that Yun Qian Meng’s expression is like usual, in her heart, she couldn’t help but think that perhaps eldest Miss hasn’t found out that there are people hiding there. She smiled and replied: “Answering eldest Miss, its second Miss who lets nubi come to served eldest Miss. Just now second Miss saw that houfu’s cousin Miss went to the front yard with eldest Miss’s maid to the front yard. She is afraid that without anyone around eldest Miss, you’ll feel inconvenient. So she let nubi come. Nubi has been searching around the garden and finally found eldest Miss. Here it’s windy. Although they say that March’s climate is warmer, but the wind is still cold. Let this nubi bring eldest Miss back to cousin Miss’ Ting Yu Xuan.”
Yun Qian Meng listened to Feng er while smiling lightly. This maid is speaking quite fast. Her eyes frequently peeked at behind the rockery. Yun Qian Meng understands clearly in her heart. She pretended to not know. She frowned slightly and said: “The scenery is good here. Also, the spring breeze of March is blowing felt like silk on the face. Under such pleasant circumstances, I’m in no hurry to go back. Moreover, I believe that biaojie will come back soon. I’ll wait for her here. You’re serving er mei. Er mei is also handy in using you. You don’t need to stay by my side. Go back.”
Yun Qian Meng turned to walk in the direction of the garden. Feng er’s eyes glanced anxiously at the not so high wall. Without hesitating, she ran to Yun Qian Meng and stopped in front of her. She blocked: “Eldest Miss, you should go back to Ting Yu Xuan!”
Yun Qian Meng saw that a maid actually blocked her road and seeing Feng er’s anxious eyes, her smile gradually disappeared. Her mouth was a straight line. Suddenly she shouted: “What is your identity? Dare to block ben xiaojie’s road?! Does ben xiaojie need to suffer your limitations for where I want to go? Who is the one who taught you those rules? Actually dared to be so disrespectful? My xiangfu can’t afford such a maid who doesn’t understand etiquettes. When we go back, I’ll let Liu yiniang find a broker to take you away!”
That Feng er has been by Yun Ruo Xue’s side since little. She put the recent change of Yun Qian Meng into her eyes. Especially when she saw that even Su Qing has suffered many losses at Yun Qian Meng’s hands. So this time dealing with Yun Qian Meng, she is more careful. But Yun Qian Meng still find fault with her. She saw that Yun Qian Meng’s expression is serious and the eyes looking at her is cold, making her feel fear. In particular when she mentioned the broker whom the nubis are most afraid of. And thinking about how Hong Xiang has been taken away by a broker because she went against eldest Miss, it made the always clever Feng er scared. She immediately kneeled in front of Yun Qian Meng: “Eldest Miss, it is nubis fault. Asking eldest Miss to please not send nubi away. Nubi’s home still have parents that need to be taken care of. Asking Miss to take pity on nubi!”
While talking, Feng er kept knocking her head on the floor. Her mouth constantly pleaded.
Yun Qian Meng saw her like that, it’s not that in her heart she doesn’t know the sourness of being a nubi, but some people act as an accomplice to the tiger. Feng er is a maid that has served Yun Ruo Xue since little. Her loyalty to Yun Ruo Xue can be seen. How can she be scared like that by her words? Not to mention that at this moment only she and Feng er are present. Even if when they go back and she want to send her out of the fu, without a good reason, Yun Ruo Xue will definitely not let the person go.
Thinking like that, Yun Qian Meng’s mouth showed a hint of cold smile. Her heart felt more disgust at Feng er’s behavior. With some impatient her eyes swept over the Feng er who kept knocking her head. She coldly said: “You’re meimei’s maid. It’s not my right to punish you. But today, you remember well, even if the one you’re serving is only meimei, but the other masters in xiangfu are also your master. Don’t think that now someone is in power, you can be so arrogant and be the fox that exploits the tiger’s might (using powerful connections to intimidate people).
While talking, Yun Qian Meng didn’t bother anymore with Feng er at her feet and continue to walk to the garden.
Feng er didn’t think that Yun Qian Meng will still walk out under her blockage. The body slowly went lower on the ground without knowing what to do. Originally, she thought that she should just forget it, but thinking about how terrible second Miss is, Feng er’s whole body trembled. She stood up and rushed in front of Yun Qian Meng. She urged: “Eldest Miss, just now second Miss said that she will go find you at Ting Yu Xuan. You see, should you not go to Ting Yu Xuan first, lest when second Miss doesn’t see you and blame nubi.”
Yun Qian Meng quietly listened to Feng er’s explanation, but didn’t rush to open her mouth.
Feng er’s heart is really anxious and seeing that Yun Qian Meng didn’t make a sound for a long time, she added: “Eldest Miss always has a heart of a Buddha. Asking eldest Miss to take pity on nubi.”
After talking, Feng er’s whole body seemed to be glued to the floor pleading at Yun Qian Meng.
Yun Qian Meng saw her like that, her heart turned cold. If today, she takes ‘pity’ on her, she is afraid that no one will pity herself. But since Feng er dared to scheme against her, she naturally has to answer her, lest not to let down Feng er’s painstaking efforts.
Feng er heard Yun Qian Meng’s faint sigh above her head. Then she heard Yun Qian Meng’s gentle voice: “Forget it, I’m also somewhat tired. You come with me to Ting Yu Xuan.”
Feng er saw that her mission is accomplished, her heart felt joy. She immediately stood up. She stood behind Yun Qian Meng with a decent smile. After Yun Qian Meng turned, she immediately walked at Yun Qian Meng’s left hand and carefully escorted Yun Qian Meng in the direction of Ting Yu Xuan.
It’s just that Yun Qian Meng’s walking speed isn’t fast, but every step is stable as if she is afraid of slipping.
Although Feng er is impatient with Yun Qian Meng’s speed, but since Yun Qian Meng agreed to go to Ting Yu Xuan with great difficulty, she naturally can’t say any more things to not cause Yun Qian Meng to have doubts. It’s just that Feng er seemed to be preoccupied. Her eyes are glued on the cobblestones under their feet. She seemed to be looking for an opportunity.
“Eldest Miss, be careful while walking. This cobblestone road looks pretty, but some stones can graze the legs severely. If not being careful, you will slip. Aiya…..”
A second before, Feng er was reminding Yun Qian Meng to be careful.Tthe next second her legs slipped and she fell in the direction of the rock.
Because it happened suddenly, that pair of hands that were supporting Yun Qian Meng, suddenly pulled Yun Qian Meng’s sleeves. With Yun Qian Meng, she fell into the rock……
“What? Pan Lan, what did you say? Jiejie suddenly fell down in the backyard?”
At this time, Qu Ling Ao couple together with his children are having a meal with the women in the front yard.
After hearing her personal maid Pan Lan’s report, Yun Ruo Xue who was originally dining quietly, stood up, raised her voice and asked her maid back.
That maid Pan Lan was dressed in a green cotton dress. Seeing Yun Ruo Xue ask her, she immediately nodded. She raised her head and wanted to say something, but she saw that almost everyone was staring at her, she hesitantly lowered her head again.
Yun Ruo Xue saw her maid like that, in her heart she couldn’t help herself from greatly appreciating this maid. With an anxious expression, she urgently pulled Pan Lan’s sleeves and asked: “What’s the matter with you? Is there anything you are keeping from me? No, I must go see jiejie. She must not be hurt.”
While talking, she put down the ivory chopsticks and wanted to walk to the backyard, but she has been blocked by Pan Lan. With a difficult expression, Pan Lan quietly whispered one sentence: “Miss, is better not to go.”
The crowd saw that this master-servant is being so mysterious, the thing that they originally had little interest in, at this point they felt it’s really strange. If xiangfu’s Miss only fell, why did they need to be so secretive? Can it be that there are some things that isn’t appropriate for people see?
The original body of Yun Ruo Xue that wanted to rush out, after hearing Pan Lan’s sentence, it stopped. Eyes full of suspicion, she looked at Pan Lan. She carefully asked: “What do you mean? Can it be that I as a meimei can’t be concerned about my own jiejie? Moreover, at this time, there isn’t even a servant serving by jiejie’s side. If she is hurt somewhere, what can we do?”
While talking, Yun Ruo Xue threw Pan Lan’s hand away and walked in the direction to the backyard…..
Pan Lan suddenly knelt down. With a face full of tears, she knocked her head at Yun Ruo Xue. Her mouth is begging Yun Ruo Xue: “Miss, it’s better if you don’t go. This, this, this is related to Miss’s reputation and integrity. Nubi begs you!”
After that remark, not to mention the guests present at this moment, even Qu Ling Ao couple and Qu Zhang Qing siblings looked over. In particular, Qu Fei Qing who saw that this master and servant are attempting to harm Yun Qian Meng’s reputation. Her expression paled. In spite of Ji Shu Yu’s blockage, she ran to Yun Ruo Xue. With half narrowed cold eyes, she asked: “You two better stop your nonsense here!”
Yun Ruo Xue saw Qu Fei Qing’s vicious expression, she sneered and asked: “What does biaojie mean? Meng jiejie is my biological jiejie, how would I kid with jiejie’s reputation? Moreover, if there is really nothing, why is biaojie so angry? Can it be a guilty conscience? Also why is jiejie’s maid with biaojie in the front yard? Can it be that biaojie is also one of the accomplices? Taking jiejie’s maid away to let jiejie have room to have a tryst with a man?”
When Yun Ruo Xue was talking, she didn’t lower her voice. Instead, while talking her voice got louder and louder. All the guests present heard those questions.
Yun Ruo Xue’s words are too vicious. She didn’t only discredit Yun Qian Meng, but also dragged Qu Fei Qing into it.
The atmosphere suddenly turned lively. Although the people don’t understand what has happened, but they put Yun Ruo Xue’s words into their hearts. Suddenly, in the front yard many voiced can be heard.
Qu Ling Ao couple saw that Yun Ruo Xue deliberately wants to make things bigger, their expressions turned hard.
After Qu Fei Wing heard those words, she paled considerably. A trembling finger is pointing at Yun Ruo Xue, without being able to speak.
Yun Ruo Xue saw that Qu Fei Qing is angry like that, her heart burst with joy. Her eyes are full of pride for herself. But out of her mouth still came concern: “What’s the matter with biaojie? Can it be that meimei has guessed right? Biaojie, how can you be so silly? Did you think that you’re helping jiejie? But don’t you know that this is harming her, ah? Although because jiejie has been rejected by Chen wang and didn’t think well for a moment, but you still cannot help her have a tryst with a man. If this is spread out, where will the face of xiangfu and Fu Guo Gong Fu be? Where would the face of daddy and houye jiujiu be left?”
The Qu Fei Qing is so angry now that she can’t even speak half a word. She felt that a big rock is pressing on her heart. The weight is making her unable to spit a word out. Just her violent shaking body declared to the crowd how angry she is.
At this time, Mu Chun, who has been originally send by Yun Qian Meng to help Qu Fei Qing, walked forward. She held Qu Fei Qing’s trembling body. She bowed to Yun Ruo Xue and said: “Second Miss, it’s true that Miss sent nubi to help cousin Miss. But at this time, Miss has gone back to cousin Miss’ Ting Yu Xuan to rest. Asking second Miss to not speak nonsense and harm our family’s Miss’ reputation. Our family’s Miss is all day in her personal quarters. She never has been in contact with man from the outside. Not to mention that the things second Miss just said are unwarranted. Asking second Miss to not invite nonsense.”
But Mu Chen has just finished, when Yun Ruo Xue strode forward. The crowd hasn’t reacted yet, when she raised her hand and severely slapped Mu Chun’s face.
A ‘pa!’ sounded in their ears. Everyone looked at there. The front yard quieted down.
“Nonsense! This is Fuo Guo Gong Fu! How can this be your xiangfu’s yiniang’s residence? And letting you freely bully the nubis? Moreover, Mu Chun is Meng er’s maid, what qualifications do you have to teach her a lesson?”
At this time, Ji Shu Yu shouted to restrain them.
Yun Ruo Xue’s eyes suddenly turned red. Her hand innocently pinched the handkerchief in her hand. Aggrieved, she argued: “Jiumu, I’m also your waishengnu. Why can’t you and jiujiu be fairer? Jiejie did such a thing, why do you still want to favor jiejie’s maid?”
While talking, Yun Ruo Xue cried silently.
Ji Shu Yu has lived for so many years, but she hasn’t seen such a girl. And seeing that although Yun Ruo Xue is young, but her heart is vicious as her mother’s, Ji Shu Yu loved Yun Qian Meng more.
But at this time, Su Yuan, who was sitting far away stood up. He greeted Qu Ling Ao and then said: “Houye, since it’s like this, we can now only go to take a look in the backyard. If nothing is the matter, we can give Miss Yun her innocence back. If there is really something, then we can only clean the family to avoid letting one rat dirties the whole bowl of congee.”
Although this saying is vulgar, but it’s still an appropriate analysis. If Yun Qian Meng is really like what Yun Ruo Xue said, xiangfu’s ground, of course can’t let this kind of woman stay. They can only remove Yun Qian Meng’s name from the genealogy. Then drive her out of xiangfu to preserve the reputation and face of xiangfu.
Su Yuan’s words just left his mouth when he felt a cold glare at him. He looked and saw the eldest grandson of Fu Guo Gong Fu Qu Zhang Qing is glaring at him with extremely cold eyes. Although Qu Zhang Qing is only eighteen, but after all he is a soldier who murdered many on battles. The murderous aura on his body is not less but maybe even more than that on Su Yuan’s. That cold glare with a strong intention to kill, made Su Yuan’s heart tighten. But Yun Qian Meng made his Yue er lose the opportunity to become a consort. Of course Su Yuan can’t let go of any opportunities to ruin Yun Qian Meng.
The crowd found that Su Yuan’s words are justified, they nodded their heads. Everyone’s eyes showed delight at other people’s misfortunes. Presumably this furens and Misses whom normally have nothing to do, will be most interested in such things.
Ji Shu Yu and Qu Fei Qing looked nervously at Qu Ling Ao, waiting for his decision. Qu Ling Ao knows that this is a trap set for Yun Qian Meng by the Su family. If he shows too much favoritism towards Meng er under these watchful eyes, even if nothing happened, in everyone’s mind, they will think that it’s true. At this moment, he can only go with everyone to the backyard to let the facts speak.
But today, his family was busy in the front yard and in his mother’s Rui Lin yuan. The backyard is really a place where people can take advantage of. If Su Yuan really created a false impression, he is afraid that Meng er’s reputation will be really ruined. For a time, those always unruffled eyes of Qu Ling Ao flashed hesitation.
At this time, Qu Zhang Qing nodded towards Qu Ling Ao. Then did Qu Ling Ao said in a loud voice: “Then I can only ask for furens to be a witness for benhou’s niece and to give my Meng er her innocence back!”
Those furens saw that they have the opportunity to catch a couple in act, their expressions showed excitement. They put down their chopsticks and stood up quickly. They followed Qu Ling Ao to the backyard……
The one who came to report, Pan Lan, saw that she played her part, quickly led the people with a face of happiness to the that rockery.
“Houye, look, doesn’t there have two figures?”
They haven’t reached the rockery yet, when Pan Lan reported exited to the people behind her.
Those furens saw that behind the rockery really shone a silhouette. For a time, everyone looked at Qu Ling Ao couple. But the expressions of eeryone in the Qu family including Mu Chun’s didn’t change under everyone’s gaze. They looked firm and are convinced that Yun Qian Meng will never do such an immoral thing. The crowd only heard Qu Ling Ao’s shout: “People come, tie and bring those people behind the rockery out for benhou!”
A guard of houfu immediately stepped forward. With lightning speed he rushed behind the rockery, bound and brought the two people behind the rockery in front of the crowd.
Everyone looked. They saw that these two are only in their middle layer of clothes. (Ancient Chinese people dress in three layers of clothes: the undergarments, the middle layer and the top). The woman’s figure is similar to Yun Qian Meng. The middle layer is opened. Inside a pink dudou1 with mandarin ducks on it is exposed and on the man’s neck are scratches from fingernails. The pants are not even tied with a waistband. Both of their hairs are messy, blocking their face. They are being tied up, but they are still sleeping. It looks like that those two ** a lot, otherwise they won’t be so tired.
Yun Ruo Xue saw that, immediately cried out while clutching her handkerchief: “Jiejie, ah, how can you be so silly? Even if your engagement has been rejected, how can you disregard yourself like this? You, having an affair like this with a man, in this life you won’t be able to lift your head anymore. How are you letting me explain to daddy?!”
The moment Yun Ruo Xue opened her mouth, in every furens’ ears, it made clear abou the fact that Yun Qian Meng is having an affair. And at this time, Yun Ruo Xue is playing the role of a good meimei. She ordered that guard of houfu: “Quickly get jiejie into Tin Yu Xuan. Don’t let people see jiejie like this anymore!”
It’s just that this guard of Fu Guo Gong u isn’t Yun Ruo Xue’s servant. Those words of Yun Ruo Xue fell on deaf ears.
And at this time, Qu Ling Ao ordered: “Push these two people’s hairs away! Benhou would like to see who they are that they dared to be so daring. Dared to do such a nasty thing in my Fu Guo Gong Fu!”
That guard heard the order, immediately pushed away the two people’s hairs and exposed two unfamiliar faces.
Everyone’s hearts sighed. This woman is not Yun Qian Meng, ah. Since she is not Yun Qian Meng, then who is she?
“Yi, isn’t this the minister of justice’s daughter’s personal maid Pei er?”
At this time, these sharp-eyes furens also recognized this maid.
Qu Ling Ao heard that, his eyes flashed hostility. He immediately commanded to the guard: “Bring these two people down to interrogate and then ascertain these two people’s identities! Benhou is very interested to see who will actually dare to tryst here, regardless of the occasion!”
Ji Shu Yu saw that Qu Ling Ao got angry and thought about what day is today, reminded him: “Today is Lao Tai Jun’s good day, it shouldn’t see red. First lock these two people up. It won’t be too late to interrogate them after today.”
Qu Ling Ao thought that there are many guests today and it’s also his mother’s birthday, so he took a deep breath. Then did he made a concession: “Do as furen said!”
The guard received the command. He dragged the two people who are still sleeping away.
Yun Ruo Xue didn’t think that the one who is having an affair isn’t Yun Qian Meng, but the personal maid of Su Qian Yue. For a time, she didn’t have any expression on. She felt her legs turn weak. She didn’t understand how things turned out like this. Somewhat dazed, she looked at the crowd.
By this time, the furens are looking at this Yun Ruo Xue, who framed her eldest sister with disdain. They didn’t want to look at Yun Ruo Xue anymore. Instead, they surrounded Qu Fei Qing and Ji Shu Yu to comfort them.
“Hou furen, don’t put our performance just now in your heart. After all, the most important thing for a lady from a good family is her reputation. We only did it to give Miss Yun her innocence back. Now the truth is revealed. It’s actually the minister of justice fu’s maid having an affair behind its mater’s back and has been used by people with ulterior motives to harm Miss Yun!”
“That’s right, ah. Now we all know that Miss Yun is wronged! But also asking houye and hou furen to remind Yun xiang, ah. The fruits coming from a yiniang, none are good. Actually dared to slander her eldest sister like that! No matter how much he favors a yiniang, but a yiniang is still a yiniang. Being born of a concubine is still from a concubine line. Actually dare to be so bold to sully the legitimate sister with dirty water. If such a scandal is spread out, ai……”
“That’s right! Because of this one from a concubine line, caused us furens to run this trip in vain and making us see such a filthy scene, tainting our eyes. To say, hou furen, ah, although this matter has nothing to do with xiangfu and houfu, but it still has a relation with that Su fu. This scandal occurred, I’m afraid that it’ll hurt hou Miss and xiangfu’s eldest Miss’ reputation. Furen can’t sit idly and do nothing, ah!”
Yun Ruo Xue stood at a side and listening to how the furens are pressing her one after one. Her whole body couldn’t help but tremble. The feeling of being looked down and being called concubine’s daughter, made Yun Ruo Xue on the verge of collapsing.
Her mother is obviously so favored and her mother’s family is not bad, why in so many years, she couldn’t become daddy’s legitimate wife? Could these people not know? All of this is Yun Qian Meng’s fault. Yun Qian Meng has a yimu2 who is the empress dowager. And daddy being an official of the first rank, even a little thing like elevating her mother has been oppressed by the empress dowager. Saying something like Su fu’s daughter has an immoral behavior and is not suited to be the number one wife. So since then mother has been tightly pressed into yiniang’s seat. It’s obviously Yun Qian Meng’s mother who came between daddy and mother, why must she (YRX) bear all of the sins in the end?
Yun Ruo Xue only felt that at this time she is nearly exploding because of these people who bully the ones that don’t have powers. Those hands tightly turned into fists. The veins on the back of the hand nearly burst. But she couldn’t not recognize the reality before her. If she makes any more trouble now, she is afraid that even the spit of those furens will be able to drown her. Thinking like that, Yun Ruo Xue fiercely glared at the Pan Lan beside her.
After Pan Lan saw that the woman was actually Su Qian Yue’s Pei er, she was also shocked. Now, seeing Yun Ruo Xue’s glare, she is calling ‘this is bad’ in her heart. Just as she was about to explain, she has been severely slapped by Yun Ruo Xue. Those furens saw that, they looked at Yun Ruo Xue puzzled.
And Pan Lan is kneeling in front of Yun Ruo Xue with a face full of grievances. With eyes full of tears, she begged for mercy: “Miss, have mercy. It’s nubi that has seen wrong. That Pei er’s figure is similar to eldest Miss and she didn’t have anyone with her, nubi thought it was eldest Miss. Asking Miss to have mercy. Nubi didn’t do it on purpose!”
While talking, Pan Lan kept knocking her head at Yun Ruo Xue. That white forehead heavily knocked on the pebbles on the ground. A moment later, it was all red. But Yun Ruo Xue’s expression didn’t change. She said coldly: “You should beg mercy at jiujiu’s. Today, you almost caused jiejie to lose her reputation and let Fu Guo Gong Fu be humiliated. You still dare to beg mercy? My face has also been thrown away by you. You actually still have the face to plead!”
After scolding Pan Lan, Yun Ruo Xue turned to Qu Ling Ao. While her tears are flowing, she said: “Jiujiu, it’s all this maid’s fault. If you want to beat or punish, Xue er won’t say anything. But Xue er is ashamed. I want to go to Ting Yu Xuan and apologize to jiejie.”
At this time, Qu Fei Qing’s soul has returned. Seeing Yun Ruo Xue shamelessly lie, she humphed coldly and then said sarcastically: “I’m afraid that this is someone’s well planned trap! Miss Yun should go to the guest room to appease Miss Su who got harmed because of her maid. As for Meng meimei, I will go visit her.”
After talking, Qu Fei Qing glared angrily at Yun Ruo Xue and also to let Yun Ruo Xue understand that her intention has been seen through. She was afraid that Yun Ruo Xue hasn’t yet given up and didn’t actually believe that Yun Qian Meng is resting at Ting Yu Xuan at this moment. Yun Ruo Xue wanted to use the excuse of an apology to explore the situation and to prove to herself that she was right.
It’s just that Ting Yu Xuan is Fu Guo Gong Fu eldest Miss personal quarters. How can a daughter of a concubine be allowed into it at her will? Qu Fei Qing only need to say a ‘no’, even the furens standing here, nobody will dare to trespass.
Yun Ruo Xue saw that her intention has been seen through, although her heart felt anger, but she couldn’t vent it out. She can only continue to scold Pan Lan: “You, this cheap nubi, you only love to do bother about some groundless accusations. Today, you actually did something so wrong on such important occasion. See how I’ll skin your skin when we go back!”
Ji Shu Yu saw that Yun Ruo Xue is acting without stopping, her heart is already intolerant. She smiled at the furens and said: “Apologizing for making everyone see such a laughing matter. Today’s matter happened so suddenly. No one would have thought that now these maids can be so daring. Furens also need to beware. If it’s your own servants that did wrong, you can still handle it. But some other fu’s servants did wrong on your own fu, really giving people headache.”
Those furens saw that Ji Shu Yu is being so clear, they nodded and said yes. But after today’s matter, a shadow has formed in these people’s hearts. When they go back they will surely constrain their servants to avoid being framed by someone else in the future.
“Mother, when Meng er was making the birthday gift for Lao Tai Jun, she hurt her hand. Daughter will go back to Tin Yu Xuan to take a look.”
At this time, Qu Fei Qing’s heart is full of doubts. She really wants to see Yun Qian Meng to ask what has happened. She rushed to bow at her parents went with Mu Chun to Ting Yu Xuan.
Ji Shu Yu saw that from that Pan Lan’s forehead blood was flowing, with eyes full of displeasure, she said: “Enough, get up! I will explain this matter to the old madams of every fu, to let them make their decision. As for Miss Yun, please return to the feast.”
While talking, Ji Shu Yu let the mama at her side pull up Pan Lan who still does not dare to stand up. After seeing Yun Ruo Xue leave the backyard, did she finally let out a sigh.
The moment Qu Fei Qing entered Tin Yu Xuan, she saw Yun Qian Meng holding a book and reading at the table. She laughed and said: “The sky is about to fall outside, you, the involved party is carefree and happy like a person who has nothing to do. You even went so far as to read a book.”
Yun Qian Meng put down the book in her hand. She saw Qu Fei Qing enter and said smilingly: “What has happened? Biaojie, tell Meng er.”
I feel that the life of a servant is really difficult, especially if they have master like YRX. After this chapter, I’ll take a break because my grades has been falling 😦
1. (肚兜) dùdōu: women’s undergarment covering the chest and abdomen
2. (姨母) yímǔ: mother’s sister