Chapter 111 The capable guards
“Damn, that b**ch… one day, I will definitely make her suffer a thousand times more pain than the insults I have suffered today.” Huo Feiyan yelled sharply, stopping the guards patrolling in the palace one by one. Their eyes showed ill intention.
“What are you looking at, haven’t you seen a beauty before? Be careful that I don’t dig out your eyes.”
“…” It turned out to be a snake disease*! Niang Niang said that there are two kinds of people in this world that cannot be offended. One is a crazy woman, commonly known as a green tea b**ch, and the other is snake disease. Although they don’t understand what snake disease is, it is probably the woman in front of them.
* sounds like crazy person
Niang Niang also said that if you encounter a snake disease or a green tea b**ch*, you have to go around them, otherwise if you get entangled, it will take half your life away. Moreover, the person in front was obviously a combination of the two, the ultimate evolution!
*pretends to be sweet but actually hiding their claws
As a result, the group of guards who had stopped and watched seemed to have seen a ghost, then quickly evacuated, making Huo Feiyan’s face sink again.
Huo Feiyan’s face was ugly and Duke Lu’s face wasn’t much better.
Just as the grandpa and granddaughter were walking alone in the evening breeze, they suddenly heard a whisper from behind: “Duke Lu, please stay.”
Duke Lu was shocked, there was a surge of hope in his heart. Could it be the empress dowager changed her mind and wanted to recall them?
The moment he turned around, the anticipation and joy in the eyes of Duke Lu was instantly replaced by shock and alertness.
“It’s you? Don’t you accompany that b**ch, what are you doing here? Is it possible that you came here to laugh at us? Oh, I know, that b**ch…”
The figure hidden in the darkness walked out slowly. Under the reflection of the moonlight, her true face was revealed to be Cui Er, the Nu Bi who should have been beside Xia Yuqing.
Hearing Huo Feiyan’s curse, Cui Er’s eyes flashed an icy chill, but she returned to silence in an instant. She interrupted Huo Feiyan’s cursing: “Duke Lu and Miss Huo misunderstood. Nu Bi just came to deliver something. ”
“Deliver something?” Cui Er’s right hand revealed a piece of jade. When Duke Lu saw the piece of jade, his face slightly changed. He hurriedly touched his waist, then found the jade hanging on his belt indeed missing.
“The Duke accidentally dropped it when he bowed just now. Nu Bi just picked it up and came here to deliver it to the Duke.” Cui Er walked over slowly and handed the jade pendant to Duke Lu. When she withdrew her hand, most of her arm was “accidentally” exposed, just in time for Duke Lu to clearly see the flaming red mark on her arm.
Duke Lu’s face changed slightly, the jade pendant in his hand almost fell to the ground. His eyes widened: “You, you…”
Cui Er smiled slightly. Since ancient times, besides the members of the royal family, the only ones who knew what this mark represents were those fake people of Qin Tianjian and this person in front of them was obviously one of them.
Cui Er’s lips twitched slightly. She whispered in a voice that only the two of them could hear: “The prophecy a dozen years ago has gone through a battle and the stars have changed. How can the starry sky remain the same? Your mistake is taking yourself too seriously. Now, Duke, people have a good saying. People who reveal the will of heaven will be punished severely by heaven. Such people often don’t live long, so you… take care of yourself well. Take care of your granddaughter. If you dare say something bad about Niang Niang, I will pull her tongue out.”
Huo Feiyan could not hear the whispers between the two. She only saw Cui Er handing the jade pendant to Duke Lu and not leave. She snorted: “Since the things have been delivered, what are you doing here for, why don’t you hurry up and leave?”
Cui Er ignored Huo Feiyan’s clamor, and chuckled softly: “Nu Bi will retire now.” Finishing her speech, she turned and left.
Huo Feiyan sighed and turned to look at Duke Lu, but saw that his gaze was dull. His face was full of panic, she jumped forward to support his shaky figure and asked anxiously: “Grandpa, grandpa, what’s wrong?”
“So it’s like that…like that…have I overestimated myself? Is it me…cough…vomit…” In his overshocked state, Duke Lu coughed violently, then he vomited. He vomited a mouthful of blood and fell straight down.
Huo Feiyan was terrified. She wanted to hold on to Duke Lu, but she was less capable than desired. Eventually she fell to the ground: “Grandpa, what’s the matter with you? Don’t scare me, Grandpa… Grandpa…”
The cold wind blew past above the empty dark palace road accompanied by horrified shouts and whimpers. The people hearing this felt very creeped out in the cold winter night.
In this way without anyone knowing, Huo Feiyan and Duke Lu were abused once again.
When Cui Er returned to the banquet, the atmosphere in the hall had gradually warmed up. Xia Yuqing saw her from a distance and waved at her with joy: “Cui Er, come here.”
Cui Er smiled and nodded. She walked towards Xia Yuqing. Then she heard Xia Yuqing complain: “Cui Er, where did you go? I have been looking for you for a long time.”
“Nu Bi just went to see the chicken soup that Lu Rui was stewing in the kitchen when she was leaving, so Nu Bi was late. Niang Niang, please forgive me.”
Xia Yuqing’s eyes lit up when she heard that Cui Er went to check the chicken soup. She was about to ask how the chicken soup was, but was interrupted by someone first.
“Cui Er? Is that the daughter-in-law chosen by that madwoman for my son?” When Xu Lao heard Xia Yuqing’s call, he jumped three feet high. Then he jumped towards Cui Er with joy and began to circle around.
That day Su Linlang randomly connected a couple, but he didn’t think much about it. Unexpectedly, after his son came back with Xia Yuqing this time, under the suspicious circumstances, Xu Lao caught the little scholar boy and asked him about it. It was only then did he realize that his son ran to Xiefang palace just to meet this future daughter-in-law.
At this moment, Xu Lao could not sit still. Unexpectedly, that crazy lady’s randomness had hit the mark and had found a daughter-in-law for his son.
Someone obviously didn’t expect that his son who he thought was dignified and steady was actually more like Su Linlang inside. This was especially the case for his taste.
Although Xu Lao wanted to see his daughter-in-law, he was so busy with everything on hand that he had dragged it to the present. His original intention was to help the little apprentice in the palace, but luckily he got to see his future daughter-in-law as well, how could he not be excited?
“…Cough cough, what’s the matter? When did that girl become Xu Lao’s daughter-in-law?” Yan Ran’s mouth almost spat out the wine again. Although he braked the car in time, he choked on it with surprise. He looked at Feng Tingye.
Even Shao Zitong, Leng Ruofeng and Zhang Sunshi looked at Feng Tingye with a look of suspicion. Originally, they were surprised to hear that Xu Lao had a son, but they didn’t expect that the girl who had been with Xia Yuqing, hidden behind her all this time, turned out to be… Xu Lao’s daughter-in-law? !
Suddenly remembering meeting Su Linlang that day and that these people were not there, Feng Tingye forced his lips to curve and reluctantly said: “Hard to explain, I will tell you later.”
Feng Tingye turned his head and glanced at Cui Er who was trapped by Xu Lao. With Su Linlang’s skill, Cui Er wouldn’t have been able to keep her abilities hidden. Perhaps it is precisely because of this that… as for Su Wuduan’s attitude, is it… a fake act?
“Daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law, tsk tsk, you deserve to be from the palace of my little apprentice. You look really charming, no wonder Su Wuduan was tempted. After all, my son has a good eye, hahahaha.”
“…” Now causing trouble is this father-in-law seeing his daughter-in-law. What is this getting more pleasing to the eye business? Although Brother Xu, you are my master and my elder, why do you want to make trouble by digging the corners of my palace so blatantly?
“That… Brother Xu, Cui Er, she actually…” Doesn’t like senior brother! Just that day, she kicked her senior brother three times. If they really became a family in the future, domestic violence would definitely happen!
“I know I know, this little girl must be shy. I can tell she is delicate and shy. Don’t be afraid little girl. Brother Xu is not a bad person. I won’t do anything to you. Since you are my future daughter-in-law, this old man naturally won’t treat you badly. Come, this is the heirloom jade pendant from my Xu family’s ancestors. There are two pieces in total. This piece is for you and the other piece I have already given to that kid. Just treat it as a first meeting gift from father-in-law to daughter-in-law.” Xu Lao took out a small jade pendant from his body and smiled like a Maitreya Buddha.
“…” Exchanging tokens so soon? Master, have you solicited the opinions of the parties involved in this forced transaction? Arranged marriages can easily lead to murder!
Cui Er gave Xu Lao a blank expression. She did not reach out to pick up the jade pendant. She only spat out two words calmly: “Don’t want…”
“…” Xia Yuqing was stunned. Why are the people beside her acting more and more wrong? The other party is a powerful figure in Ye Country, can you refuse to respect him so straightforwardly? If you don’t be tactful, you’ll hurt the old man’s glass heart!
Xia Yuqing suddenly understood Lu Rui’s feelings, she really broke her heart! Tired, feeling unloved, Lu Rui, I have blamed you wrongly, I will definitely treat you well in the future! I won’t resent your nagging anymore!
Although Xu Lao was a little embarrassed, he was not irritated. He only took his hand back and slapped his head and said: “Look at my thick head, how can this token of love be given by me? I should let that stinky boy himself send it. Daughter, do not be angry, father did not think properly. Father came hastily today, so father did not bring anything good. I’ll make up for it next time.”
Before Xu Lao’s voice finished coming out, Cui Er said coldly: “Don’t want.”
“What?” Xu Lao couldn’t believe it, he was actually rejected twice! He secretly touched his nose, twisted his eyebrows and thought: This daughter-in-law seems to have a big temper!
Cui Er finally turned around, met Xu Lao’s gaze, and grinned.
Xia Yuqing couldn’t help but tremble when she saw this. She felt that something earth-shattering was about to happen, as expected…
“Senior Xu, the jade pendant in your hand, I am afraid it is not enough. As far as I know, there are more than a dozen daughters-in-laws besides me.”
“What? A dozen daughter-in-laws?” His face turned pale, looking at Cui Er with a dull face.
Cui Er raised a gentle but dangerous smile and slowly said, “Yes, when Linglang first met me, she told me, she would let me be his eighteenth… concubine.”
“…” The palace people who were shocked by the shocking news.
“…” This is Yan Ran who marveled at the energetic son of Xu.
“…” This was Old Xu who was electrified by Cui Er’s words.
After a long while, there was an earth-shaking low roar in the originally silent Fangcui Pavilion. It shook so much that the birds who barely survived Xia Yuqing’s magic sound screamed and thumped to the ground—
Xia Yuqing listened to the sound, then she looked at the sky silently due to the roar in the hall. Senior brother, this time it really wasn’t me.
As the saying goes, if you want to be ignorant, you must do nothing. As the other saying goes, there is injustice and one always has to pay for injustice. Please find your future daughter-in-law if you have any problems, I will support you spiritually. I will light a row of candles for you, amen~
Just like this, the empress dowager’s birthday feast ended. As for whether certain people will suffer after the birthday banquet, that is not a question Xia Yuqing should consider.
Xia Yuqing thought that Huo Feiyan would continue to entangle her, but she didn’t expect to hear news about them ten days later. The news came from their fief.
“I heard that Duke Lu was seriously ill after the birthday banquet. He was bedridden, but still stubbornly wanted to leave the capital and return to the fief. Huo Feiyan had no choice but to take him back. Unexpectedly, when he arrived at the fief, before entering, he went just like that. Not long after, the Huo family changed the head of the family. As for the Fat Swallow, without her grandfather’s protection now who knows how many people had been offended by her usual domineering attitude. The new patriarch doesn’t like her either. Now that there was no chance of her being the queen, the past graces have become irony. The wall has been pushed down by everyone. Now all those people are trying to torment her as much as possible. I heard that Huo Feiyan couldn’t stand the cynicism of those people and is already crazy.” Lu Rui was putting on makeup for Xia Yuqing and was talking about what she heard from the outside.
Cui Er and Li Yuan, who were cleaning up the room for Xia Yuqing behind them, heard that Huo Feiyan went crazy and their actions stopped. They looked up at each other tacitly and after a smile, they went back to do their tasks.
Xia Yuqing was just awoken, so she was drowsy. Who knows how much she heard. In fact, she really didn’t hear much.
Last night, she had a nightmare all night. She dreamt of a pile of roast chicken exuding a tempting fragrance in front of her, but when she was about to come up to eat it, all of them had long legs and ran away!
“Lu Rui, I want to eat roast chicken at noon!” Hmph, I don’t believe I can’t eat you today!
Lu Rui was taken aback for a moment, then she laughed and compromised: “Well, Nu Bi will go to the imperial kitchen to pick a fat chicken and roast it myself.”
So, Huo Feiyan and Duke Lu’s tragedy was forgotten intentionally or unintentionally with the meal requested by the master. After all, for them, these two people were just insignificant passers-by.
After eating breakfast, Xia Yuqing’s attention was once again attracted by the things nearby.
“Xiang Er’s letter arrived?! Show me now!” Xia Yuqing looked at the eye-catching mechanism bird not far away and rushed over happily, scaring the girls on the side: “Slow down, slow down, Niang Niang. Please slow down! Don’t run so fast.”
Xia Yuqing couldn’t wait to open the small note on the mechanism bird.
“Niang Niang, what did Miss Liu say in the letter?” Lu Rui looked at Xia Yuqing and saw joy, sometimes loss and sometimes indignation, so she couldn’t help but be a little curious.
“Xiang Er wants me to help her wish Royal Mother happiness as immense as the east sea and the bestest birthday. She feels very guilty for not personally wishing her a happy birthday and that the birthday gift is on its way. She will receive it after a few days.”
“Miss Liu still remembers empress dowager’s birthday, how affectionate. But being able to give someone a birthday gift, it seems that Miss Liu is doing well in Xia Country, Niang Niang can feel rest assured.”
“En.” Xia Yuqing said lightly and continued, “Xiang Er also told me that after the child is born, don’t forget to tell the child that he still has an aunt who is suffering in Xia country.”
Lu Rui’s mouth twitched: “Miss Liu still remembers this.” If they teach the little prince and the little princess on their way, won’t they trigger a war between the two countries? !
Xia Yuqing nodded, her small mouth slumped: “Hmph, you have no conscience. You just remember the child, you don’t even remember me!”
“…” So Niang Niang, were you sad just because of that?
“Xiang Er also said that the fifth prince of the Xia Kingdom has been unable to save the situation, the fourth prince has completely separated from him. Huh, a scum Gong*!”
“…” Why did Miss Liu forget to greet you, but remembers this fact? Also, what does this have to do with scum Gong? Niang Niang, you always say things people don’t understand so easily, just say it out loud that you are not from the same world!
“Huh, that cheap sissy, no matter what they are just a sissy.”
“Huh? Xiao Xi, did you just say something?” Xia Yuqing turned around and asked when she heard the sounds.
Yun Xi realized that she had actually said what was in her heart, then she replied in a guilty manner: “It’s nothing, Qing Jiejie, you heard me wrong.”
“Oh.” Xia Yuqing didn’t doubt her and didn’t ask any more.
Xia Yuqing didn’t hear it, but the two trained family members behind Xia Yuqing heard Yun Xi’s words clearly. They immediately looked at each other. The eyes of Cui Er and Li Yuan looking at Yun Xi were a little more inquisitive.