Medical Princess - Chapter 1038
Chapter 1038 His Property Confiscated, His Family Ruined
As an accessory, Ning Caixian had spared from death, but the punishment was inevitable. She would be sent to guard the frontier in a remote place for three years.
Coincidentally, the two sisters came across each other before prison.
One was released, but the other was sent to a distant exile.
“Big Sister.” With a foxy smile, Ning Xueqing strolled over, sizing up Ning Caixian who looked pathetically embarrassed. Her hair was as messy as when she was just thrown into jail, and there were scratches on her face. She looked about ten years older than before.
She would have to join the army far away by the border. It would be a journey to death for a delicate woman like her.
“Ning Xueqing, are you satisfied?” Ning Caixian looked at Ning Xueqing, gnashing her teeth in hatred.
“I’m satisfied? That sounds so funny. What difference would it make if I was happy or not? Did I ask you to have a shameless affair with Wang Shengxue? Did I ask you to help Wang Shengxue hurt others? Did I ask you to do those nasty things?” Ning Xueqing sneered.
“You slut…” Ning Caixian scolded, turning livid with rage.
“It’s not up to you to decide whether I’m a bitch or not. Big Sister, speaking of which, you’re going to be the real bitch.” Ning Xueqing glanced at the two ferocious and pugnacious bailiffs with malicious intentions.
They would escort her along the way. It would be a long trip. It was hard to say what the two men would do to her.
“Dear Sirs, please take good care of my Big Sister along the way.” Ning Xueqing bowed sideways to the two government runners. It was a pity that she carried no silver. Otherwise, she would bribe them with substantial benefits and let them badly torture Ning Caixian along the way.
Ning Xueqing hated Ning Caixian. If it weren’t for her, she wouldn’t have ended up like this. Although Wang Shengxue was not perfect, he was her husband. Moreover, he always promised to marry her when the time came. Thus, she had been waiting for her good fortune in later years brought by Wang Shengxue. Much to her surprise, Wang Shengxue got involved in such a severe matter.
In her judgment, it was Ning Caixian who lured Wang Shengxue and made her suffer.
Ning Xueqing was caught for no reason. She would never have been set free if she hadn’t tried to save herself. Clenching her teeth in bitter hatred at the thought of this, Ning Xueqing secretly decided not to let go of Ning Caixian.
“You bitch, how dare you…” Ning Caixian roared curses, feeling bad.
“Pa!” A government runner slapped her heavily on the face, casting a sidelong glance at her, and scolded her harshly, “How dare a prisoner to be so arrogant? Don’t you know what trash you are made of?”
After that, he spat savagely on the ground.
“This slut needs a firm hand to make her behave. May I trouble you to teach her some lessons she won’t forget on the long way? When you return, I’d like to send you generous gifts.”
Ning Xueqing said with a smile.
Hearing that there were benefits, the two runners nodded vigorously and then pulled Ning Caixian away.
Ning Xueqing narrowed her eyes and showed a smile on her face. “Once she starts this tour, she would have no chance to come back and could hardly keep herself alive. Most probably, she would end up as a whore. She deserves all this because she tried to take my man away from me.”
“Mad… Second… Second Miss.” A timid voice came from behind. Ning Xueqing turned around and saw Dongxing’s face.
“Concubine Dong, what’s the matter?” The corners of her lips curled up sarcastically.
Dongxing also had been brought to the Ministry of Justice for questioning. When Wang Shengxue was dead, she didn’t dare to argue with Ning Xueqing as a concubine with no one to depend on.
“Second Miss, I… I won’t dare to go against you!” Dongxing threw herself at Ning Xueqing’s feet and burst out crying loudly. After giving herself several tight slaps, she begged, “Second Miss, it was all my fault. I was blind to your kindness to me. I’m so sorry to make you suffer.”
“Don’t hurt yourself, please. It’ll make our master’s heartache. What if he comes to visit you at night?” Ning Xueqing snorted.
Dongxing shivered with fear and stopped in a hurry. “Second… Second Miss, I have always been your maid. In the beginning, you asked me to be with our master, didn’t you? I was forced to be a concubine, and I didn’t mean to go against you!”
Ning Xueqing managed the internal affairs, so she was in charge of the mansion’s money and properties. At present, she was nothing but a concubine. If she wanted to live, she had to rely on Ning Xueqing.
“Well, it was all over. Get up. Let’s live as usual in the future. Our master is gone. What’s the point of quarreling with each other?” When Ning Xueqing heard her mention the past, her face changed slightly, and she reached out to pull her up and spoke in a friendly tone instead.
“Second Miss…” Dongxing was so touched that she couldn’t even say a word.
“Well, let’s go back first. We have to deal with the affairs of the mansion. There’s such a large mansion. They even don’t have a master there. I’m afraid that it has already been in chaos!” Ning Xueqing said.
“Don’t worry. I will help you. You have always been the master of that mansion. I am a servant girl, and even my life is yours. How can I think otherwise?” Dongxing expressed her loyalty.
She was indeed very loyal to Ning Xueqing at the very start, but in the past three years, she had been accompanying Wang Shengxue. How could she not get some other fancies? But at this moment, even if she still had ambitions, she had to put them away. Wang Shengxue was dead, so she had no one to depend on but Ning Xueqing.
Her indenture for the sale of herself was still in Ning Xueqing’s hands.
In the past, in consideration of Wang Shengxue, Ning Xueqing would not resell her. But now, if Dongxing couldn’t be very considerate to her, Ning Xueqing wouldn’t keep her and would sell her to the most rotten places, for example, a whorehouse.
After serving Ning Xueqing for so many years, how could Dongxing not know Ning Xueqing’s character? Dongxing knew better than anyone that she had to obey Ning Xueqing in every matter.
Of course, Ning Xueqing didn’t want others to know what had happened. It was the only thing that Dongxing could threaten Ning Xueqing with.
Wang Shengxue was gone forever, but there was Princess Chen who was no longer the weak Fifth Miss Shao who had been plotted against. For that alone, Dongxing thought Ning Xueqing wouldn’t dare to sell her as a punishment.
“Well, let’s go back to the mansion!” Ning Xueqing narrowed her eyes, glanced at Dongxing, and then looked at the back of Ning Caixian, who was pulled far away.
Dongxing also recalled the ugly scene just now, and her face suddenly turned ghastly pale. In haste, she lowered her head, showing the humble manner of a servant girl. “Second Miss, please go first. I’ll follow you.”
This time, Ning Xueqing didn’t say anything more. She glanced at Dongxing and turned to leave, not feeling the slightest desire to stay any longer. There were lots of things that Wang Shengxue left behind. She had to deal with these things first. As for other things, she could handle them later.
The mansion was indeed in a mess. Since several masters were arrested, some servants left, and some escaped. Only a few people remained there, but they were just busy snatching the items in the mansion. When Ning Xueqing entered, she saw two servants fighting for a porcelain vase. Even though they saw her come in, they just ignored her.
The news of Wang Shengxue’s death spread widely. That was why those servants in the mansion showed little consideration for her feelings.
Ning Xueqing was aggressive, but no matter how fierce she was, she was just a concubine without a backer. With Wang Shengxue’s death, she became as insignificant as Dongxing in the eyes of the servants.
“How dare you! Didn’t you see Madam coming?” Seeing Ning Xueqing’s face turned deathly pale in rage, Dongxing stepped forward, stood before her, and growled out.
“Seriously? Is there a Madam here? How could a concubine think of herself as a Madam?” A servant shot Ning Xueqing and Dongxing a sarcastic look. He disregarded them and continued to compete with another person. These servants didn’t take them seriously and even bumped into them when they were fighting for something.
They violently knocked Ning Xueqing onto the ground and stamped on the hem of her skirt, still engaged in their scuffle.
Almost all the servants in the mansion were bought from outside, so few were loyal. There might be a few loyal ones, but their previous masters must have recalled them. From then on, there would be no hope for the whole mansion.
“How… how dare you…” Someone accidentally kicked Ning Xueqing’s foot. Trampled and in pain, she shouted her displeasure.
However, no one paid any attention to her rage.
The two servants were still fighting, stamping on the hem of her skirt. When Dongxing came over to help Ning Xueqing up, she was also knocked out heavily, and both fell to the ground.
“Come on, confiscate all the assets in this mansion!” A government runner ordered mercilessly. He came in with several people without bothering to look at the two servants in a bitter fight and Ning Xueqing lying on the ground.
Right away, several government runners raced across the door and knocked down the two servants.
“Who… who are you?” Ning Xueqing stood up with the help of Dongxing and asked anxiously.
“We are from the Ministry of Justice. We come here to confiscate Wang Shengxue’s mansion. Wang Shengxue was sentenced to death, and all his family property will be confiscated,” the local government runner announced coldly.
“No, it’s not like that. How could it be like this…” Ning Xueqing said anxiously, her eyes wide with horror. Still, she wanted to reorganize everything in the mansion for future use.
“Not like this? Then what do you think it will be? Do you want to occupy all things from the criminal and bear the consequences of his sin?” the government runner asked in return.
Seeing that things were going nasty, the two servants did not dare to covet these things anymore. They turned around and ran out.
“No, please, Secondary Consort Shao said, no… no…” Ning Xueqing gibbered with terror. She never expected such a result.
“What nonsense are you talking about? Just drive all the irrelevant people out.” The leader of these runners said impatiently.
“No… I…” Ning Xueqing wanted to say something but was brutally pushed away by two government runners. She stumbled a few steps back and almost fell on the steps outside. Several passers who saw this pointed at her and whispered to each other.
Wang Shengxue had caused serious disturbances, which were known to all. It was not a surprise when all the properties were taken away.
Ning Xueqing was about to rush forward, but Dongxing stopped her, saying with tears in her eyes, “Second Miss, don’t go in there again. It’s useless. It’s vain to resist!”
At this time, Dongxing was in breathless anxiety, fearing that Ning Xueqing would dart forward. If Ning Xueqing died, she would also come to a tragic and terrible end. At this time, she genuinely and sincerely feared that something bad would happen to Ning Xueqing.
Ning Xueqing stopped and looked at the mansion door with a somber and malicious look. She gritted her teeth and said with deep hatred and resentment, “Shao Yanru, I won’t let you go!”
She whispered through clenched teeth. How could she believe the words from the maid sent by Shao Yanru? But she was clear that no one would believe her even if she told them the truth now. Shao Yanru became the person she hated most at the moment…