Chapter 118 A Mistake gives birth to a baby！
After Yun Xi left, the Xiefang Hall and the Imperial Palace returned to their former calm. At first they didn’t feel much, but Xia Yuqing gradually felt that something was missing. There was no more experiencing the pleasure of ravaging a Xiao Longbao or the joyful drama of Xiao Bai vs Xiao Longbao, or even the blushing of Xiao Longbao and the Big Bear, life has really become a bit boring. Especially…
“Lu Rui, do you think Xiao Yuan is a bit weird recently?” Xia Yuqing asked boredly, touching the listless Xiao Bai beside her.
As soon as Yun Xi left, Xiao Bai also became a little bored. Oh, this uncle’s favorite Xiao Long Bao sister is gone. This uncle will be sad for a while, please don’t disturb.
“Weird? What’s weird? Nu Bi didn’t see Xiao Yuan acting weird recently.” Lu Rui was holding a feather duster to clean the dust from a glazed lamp next to Xia Yuqing when she heard Xia Yuqing’s question. As a result, as soon as she turned her head, she received a look from Xia Yuqing.
“You and Li Yuan are the closest, but you haven’t noticed her abnormality?” Xia Yuqing shook her head, her face full of chills.
Lu Rui looked like 囧 for a while. Yes, since the last time Xia Yuqing was kidnapped, she and Li Yuan, having faced hard times together, have established a revolutionary friendship and became the closest sisters in the palace. But even if you are a close friend, there are always some things that are kept a secret!
“Then Niang Niang, how do you think Xiao Yuan has acted abnormally recently?”
“Did you not notice? From five days ago to now, three times, Xiao Yuan has given me oranges instead of the tangerines I wanted. Five times, she gave me the wrong coloured clothes. Three days ago, she wiped the lamp back and forth seven times. Even when I saw the lamp start to cry, Xiao Yuan didn’t let it go. You didn’t notice that? From yesterday to now, Xiao Yuan looked up at the sky 201 times, sighed 365 times with one hand on her cheek, and was daydreaming countless times during mealtime. From my years of experience, I can see that this girl definitely has something she is keeping from us.”
“…” How did you get such precise numbers? Niang Niang, how bored are you to count the number of sighs and her dazing off!?
“…Well, Niang Niang, you also said it, Li Yuan has something that she finds difficult to tell us. Since it’s hard to tell and she doesn’t want to let us know, we should just…”
“Lu Rui, you are wrong to say that. What is inexplicable? Inexplicable means that Xiao Yuan wants to tell us, but is embarrassed to say it, so I can only hope that we discover it by ourselves. Poor Xiao Yuan, running into something upsetting. She must be so helpless and sad. No, I must find the culprit that made her sad! Then…hehehe…”
“…” Niang Niang, in fact, it’s just your curiosity at work, the last sentence is the main point!
“Speaking of it, Xiao Yuan has indeed been a bit off lately.” Hearing the conversation between the two, Cui Er also stopped her work and joined in.
Xia Yuqing got more vigorous with her support team. She wrinkled her eyebrows and winked at Lu Rui, as if saying, “Let’s see, it’s not me alone.”
Lu Rui twitched and just wanted to talk when she suddenly heard a small voice: “Actually, Nu Bi might be able to guess who this is related to.”
As soon as the words came out, everyone’s eyes focused on the sound source. The small Ya Tou was timid. Suddenly becoming the focus of everyone’s attention, she was taken aback.
Before she recovered from the shock, she heard a swish, and a black shadow flashed past her eyes. In a moment, her hand was already held by someone. As soon as she raised her head, she saw Xia Yuqing’s big shiny eyes.
“You know who it is, just say it!” Xia Yuqing shook the little palace lady’s hand violently, directly shaking the poor little lady.
“Niang Niang, calm down. Xiao Hong is going to faint because of you.” Lu Rui saw that the little palace lady was about to foam at her mouth. She couldn’t bear it, and hurriedly stepped forward and moved Xia Yuqing off her body.
“Huh?” Xia Yuqing took a closer look. The little palace lady was so frightened by herself that she started to twitch. She shook her hands and stepped back innocently, “Well, I didn’t mean it…”
Lu Rui turned and rolled her eyes. She raised the little palace lady up and whispered: “Don’t be afraid, Niang Niang is just… too excited. Ahem, go ahead and speak.”
“Nu Bi…Nu Bi saw that the Grand Tutor has often come to visit Sister Li Yuan these days. I guessed that Li Yuan Jiejie’s thing… must be related to the Grand Tutor.”
“The Gorgeous Tutor?” Xia Yuqing was startled. She turned her head and glanced at Cui Er, “The Gorgeous Tutor has been coming to our palace to look for Xiao Yuan recently? Why don’t I know about this?”
Cui Er smiled and said, “The Grand Tutor has come more frequently recently. He has specially chosen to come when Niang Niang is with the emperor. Of course, Niang Niang didn’t notice.”
When she was with the beast? That is when she used most of her energy. During the confrontation with the beast, it is indeed impossible to notice the Gorgeous Tutor, but why does the Gorgeous Tutor have to sneakily avoid herself to find Xiao Yuan? Is it possible that he is here to seek revenge again?
Xia Yuqing suddenly remembered the enmity between Yan Ran and Li Yuan’s powdered medicine. Yan Ran did indeed seek revenge at the beginning, but after Li Yuan became one of her people, it seemed to be done with and no longer mentioned.
Could it be that the Gorgeous Tutor recently remembered the events of the past and started to trouble Xiao Yuan again? With Xiao Yuan being so righteous, since she doesn’t want to cause a rift between herself and the Gorgeous Tutor or even the emperor and the Gorgeous Tutor, did she keep silent?
The more Xia Yuqing thought about it, the more she felt that this was the case. The more she thought about it, the more she felt that Li Yuan had been bullied without her paying attention, and her face became solemn: “Where is Xiao Yuan now?”
“Reporting to Niang Niang, the Grand Tutor is here again. Xiao Yuan Jiejie went to the Piandian to talk to him?”
“What, why didn’t you say so earlier?” Xia Yuqing exclaimed. Raising her sleeves she ran into the Piandian, but Lu Rui was one step ahead. She pulled her: “Niang Niang, what do you want to do?”
“What else? Of course, to see what the two of them are doing. Hmph, if the Gorgeous Tutor dares to bully our Xiao Yuan, I will beat him until his mother can’t recognize him!”
“Uh…” Niang Niang, where did you come to the conclusion that the Grand Tutor bullied Xiao Yuan!? Also, being impulsive is the devil, don’t hit people casually! ! !
“Niang Niang, before the matter is clear, you shouldn’t rush forward to beat people like this. If there is any misunderstanding in this, Xiao Yuan will blame herself.” Cui Er hurriedly stepped forward to persuade her.
Xia Yuqing stopped, but innocently tilted her head and said, “Who said I’m going to hit someone right away?”
“…” Everyone was stunned for a moment.
“Uh… Niang Niang, didn’t you just say…”
“I mean, if he dared to bully Xiao Yuan, but I don’t know if he bullied Xiao Yuan. In your eyes, do you think I can’t differentiate between what is right or wrong?” Xia Yuqing looked at the stunned girls with a hurt face.
“…” Niang Niang, we can’t really be blamed for this. It’s Niang Niang, your words are too ambiguous, hello! If we are played by you this many times, we will definitely be mentally weak, for sure! ! !
“So Niang Niang, you are going to…”
Xia Yuqing heard Lu Rui’s question and couldn’t help but stand tall, with a face of reason: “In order to determine whether the Gorgeous tutor has bullied Xiao Yuan, the best way is…”
Xia Yuqing paused, and under everyone’s expectant and curious gaze, she brought a group of people to nestle under the window edge of the side hall again. She pricked up her ears and listened to every word and activity inside, secretly lurking on every move, waiting for an opportunity, commonly known as… eavesdropping!
“Niang Niang, is this the best method you were speaking about?” Lu Rui groaned feebly, wondering why she would listen to other people’s conversation like a thief in the palace. The last time Niang Niang was listening here, she threw Xiao Bai in the hall. This made Yun Xi so scared that Yun Xi had to hang onto General He’s neck. This time Niang Niang, you won’t be…
Lu Rui had a lingering fear. She glanced at Xiao Bai who was nestled in Cui Er’s arms as usual. Xiao Bai seemed to feel her gaze. He lazily raised his head and glanced at her. Finding out that she was not the Xiao Long Bao Jiejie he wanted, he opened his mouth and yawned. After yawning, he buried his face back in again. Xiao Bai was so lonely now that there was no Xiao Long Bao Jiejie.
Although my Xiao Longbao Jiejie always hides from this uncle, I know that Xiao Longbao Jiejie is shy. She must feel embarrassed to see a handsome and suave dog like me. Thats why she would turn the corner every time she saw this uncle. She must be worried that she would fall for this handsome face. It’s okay, I understand. Xiao Longbao Jiejie is so cute even if she runs. The moving Xiao Long bao makes me want to eat it even more!
Xiao Bai silently recollected the deliciousness of Xiao Longbao Jiejie, and saliva almost dropped out of the corner of his mouth. Cui Er’s eyes narrowed when she saw that. What discordant thing was this dog thinking again? It seems that spring is approaching, and even this dog is in heat. I must find a chance to talk to Niang Niang and find a companion for Xiao Bai, but with Niang Niang’s temperament, she is very likely to find a male dog for Xiao Bai…”
“That, Niang Niang, isn’t this bad? Eavesdropping on other people’s conversations…”
“Eavesdropping?” The hair on Xia Yuqing’s head stood up, her eyes stared at Lu Rui.
Lu Rui froze, and reluctantly replied: “Yes, Niang Niang, you are listening with integrity.”
After speaking, she silently cried. The persuasion ended before it could begin. Xiao Yuan, I’m sorry! Lu Rui Jiejie still can’t beat Niang Niang after all, you should wish for more blessings! ! !
“Shhh, don’t say anything, the people inside are starting to talk.” Xia Yuqing made a silent gesture to everyone, then got closer and closer to the window, hoping to better hear the conversation inside.
“Yuan Er, that incident, it was my fault. I shouldn’t…”
“Yuan Er? Which Yuan? Zhi Yuan*? I’m sorry, I’m not the ignorant little book boy in Grand Tutor’s family anymore. I am now the court lady Li Yuan who stands next to Qing Jiejie. I have nothing to do with the Grand Tutor.”
* paper kite; uses same yuan
Tsk tsk tsk, the smell of gunpowder is so heavy already just when she opened her mouth, he must really be here to seek revenge. However, how come she feels something is wrong? Why is Xiao Yuan so angry and the Gorgeous Tutor so guilty?
“What do you mean there’s nothing? That…that night, although it was because of the soup that Niang Niang had made, but what happened to me…I knew it, and when I got up the next morning…” Yan Ran’s face was completely red as he spoke.
Xia Yuqing was taken aback. Soup? My soup? When did I give soup to the Gorgeous Tutor? Could it be the previous bowl of stewed pig’s feet with red dates? No, what he meant was clearly…could it be the bowl of turtle soup not too long ago? No that was wrong, Xiao Yuan brought back the bowl of soup intact. What kind of soup did I give…soup…soup…
“!!!” Xia Yuqing’s mind suddenly recalled a past scene.
In the Qianqing palace hall with the Ultra Seme Lord and the Gorgeous Tutor, there was a bowl of wolfberry pigeon soup with an extra ingredient. The Ultra Seme Lord had later appeared in the Xiefang palace Hall intact, is it possible…is it possible that the bowl of soup entered the Gorgeous Tutor’s belly, that… that…
Xia Yuqing’s eyes widened. Before she could recover from the shock, she was bombarded with a heavy bomb again.
“Haha, you remember that night and you remember the next morning?” With a crash, along with Li Yuan’s sneer, all the tea cups on the side hall table were swept down. There was a loud crash sound.
Xia Yuqing didn’t have time to feel remorse for the fine blue and white porcelain cups, which were invaluable in modern times, when she heard the whistle of Li Yuan’s blowing up, going out of control: “If you really had the heart, then you wouldn’t have taken away my chastity that night, then hurriedly escaped from the palace alone the next morning and ignore me.”
“Rumble—” A loud and deafening noise echoed in the ears of Xia Yuqing and the others.
After a long while, Xia Yuqing looked like a ghost. She turned her head and asked with a pale face, “Did I hear anything wrong just now? Xiao Yuan was talking about her chastity and the next day the Gorgeous Tutor escaped outside the palace, unconcerned?”
Lu Rui and the others were obviously taken aback. They nodded blankly, and shook their heads hurriedly.
“…So yes or no?”
“If we didn’t hear it wrong just now, it was true.”
“I…” Listening to Lu Rui’s words, Xia Yuqing immediately raised her sleeves and raised her feet wanting to kick the window. She wanted to run aggressively to fight that wicked man, but was hugged by a few girls behind her first.
Lu Rui covered Xia Yuqing’s mouth and said anxiously: “Niang Niang, calm down.”
“Mmm…” How can I calm down? My cute little rice ball was actually taken advantage of, and… and was abandoned. Even if this uncle can bear it, this aunt cannot! God, if anyone tries to stop me, I will destroy their soul! ! !
“I know that it was my fault. That night… I really didn’t know something was added into the soup… I fell into someone’s trap! I didn’t expect you to be outside at the time, I was uncomfortable. You suddenly opened the door and came in, and then…”
“So, as long as a woman entered at the time, you would have spent the night with her? It’s just that I was unlucky? I broke in at that time and can only admit that I was unfortunate?”
“Squeak…” A terrifying noise suddenly came into his ears, making Yan Ran stunned: “What is that sound?”
Lu Rui and the others were frightened. They looked at the slightly indignant brows and grinding of the teeth of the person they were holding. What should they do? Are they exposed?
“What sound? It must be the mouse in the palace grinding their teeth. Don’t change the subject. If you don’t want to answer my question directly, stop here, and don’t come to see me again in the future.” Li Yuan’s face sank. She turned, wanting to leave, but Yan Ran held her back.
“I’m not… I didn’t mean that!” Yan Ran didn’t understand how a sentence could be misunderstood like this, and hurriedly explained, “I just meant that I was controlled by drugs that night, that’s why I did those bestial things to you. Afterwards, I had a guilty conscience, so… I ran away early in the morning. Don’t worry, I will be responsible for you this time.”
“Controlled by drugs? You doing that to me was completely due to being controlled by drugs? That means that if you were controlled by drugs that night, and you accidentally ran into a random palace lady, you would have done the same thing to her? Then, you would run away with a guilty conscience? You would also come to her later on and say that you want to be responsible for her?” Li Yuan frowned slightly, her eyes filled with inquiry, anger and a trace of expectation. But it was a pity that Yan Ran was patronized by his guilty conscience and did not notice that at all.
“You… you can say that.”
“…” The faint light in Li Yuan’s eyes went out. Xia Yuqing outside the window began to kick her legs vigorously.
Ah, what does this man think of our Xiao Yuan? A brothel girl to relieve his desires? When he needs her, he can pull her along and when he doesn’t need her, he can throw her aside?
Ah, ah, I’m going to cut this bastard! ! !
“I see, you just feel a little guilty for having done something bad to me. Well, no need. I don’t need you to be responsible for me. I sprinkled powder on you twice and lied to you once. With these things happening, it’s my retribution. Now we are equal. You and I don’t owe each other. From now on you walk on your road, and I will cross my bridge. We will have nothing to do with each other. We will treat each other as strangers, we don’t even have to say hello. Of course, I don’t want to see you again, and I hope you won’t bother me again. That’s that. Nu Bi has things to do, so let’s say goodbye. Grand Tutor, please.”
Yan Ran was stunned by the words of Li Yuan. After returning to his senses, he saw the scene where Li Yuan turned blankly and wanted to leave.
Before he could think, his hand had already held Li Yuan’s hand first. His heart was already messed up by what Li Yuan said just now. When he heard Li Yuan say that she was not going to pursue it, that they owe each other nothing, Yan Ran’s heart didn’t feel a little relieved, but felt…anger.
Yes, it was anger. Anger for the person in front of him being eager to break their relationship, they clearly shouldn’t be like this. They shouldn’t pass by each other and not even say hello. They shouldn’t be like strangers and pretend they don’t know each other. Only calling each other politely, it shouldn’t be…it shouldn’t be this kind of relationship, they shouldn’t have this kind of distance!