Medical Princess - Chapter 106
Chapter 106 Talking Nonsense, Checking Through the Ledger!
“What’s she going to do?” with a frown, Old Grandma asked unpleasantly.
“I… I don’t know. Nothing can stop her! I heard that they’ll fight together soon!” full of sweat, the little girl servant ran over there and said nervously.
“I’ll go to have a look!” Old Grandma stood up with rage and Qin Wanru hurried to hold her up.
When they arrived at Shui Ruolan’s yard, people of the two yards had already been jostling and fighting. Fortunately, although Shui Ruolan was standing under the corridor looking pale, she was fine and was protected by several girl servants and old women.
“How dare you! Everyone, stop fighting! Old Grandma is coming!” at the sight of this scene, Nanny Duan shouted.
The people of the two yards all quietly returned to their teams upon seeing Old Grandma coming here.
“Mother, mother, you must decide for your daughter-in-law. I won’t mention that Shui Ruolan had had illicit sexual relations with the general before she married into our family, but she dares to rob me of my money. That’s my dowry and it’s hardly justifiable to put that sum of money anywhere else. She… she dares to rob me of the money. Mother, if you don’t decide for me, I’ll kill myself here today!”
Madam Di rushed out from one side with her hair disheveled. Before getting close to Old Grandma, she fell to her knees and began to cry while holding Old Grandma’s lap.
She looked really mad as she shouted herself hoarse.
Shui Ruolan also came over, giving a deep salute to Old Grandma. Pale as her face was, she said nothing.
Both Old Grandma and Qin Wanru knew the reason for this matter. Nanny Zhou had been out of the house today. She had to help Qin Huaiyong to stop all the money from flowing outside at the moment when entering the door. Madam Di didn’t dare to create a disturbance in front of Qin Huaiyong. So, she ran to make trouble with Shui Ruolan with an air of making it serious.
“Stand up to speak. You are also a Madam of the general. Why do you have no manners?” seeing Madam Di talking nonsense, Old Grandma said coldly as her face clouded over.
“Mother, today, I would rather die here if this matter isn’t clear to everyone.” Madam Di was distressed. All that money was hers, how could she bring benefit to that b*tch Shui Ruolan?
“What are you talking about? Stand up, go inside, and tell me what’s going on.” Old Grandma didn’t expect Madam Di to make trouble here because she had said something remarkably unpleasant.
“Madam, stand up first. Let’s go in. What’s going on? If it’s unfair to you, grandmother and father will decide for you!” Qin Wanru stretched out a hand sideways to take Madam Di, trying to help her up.
Unexpectedly, Madam Di didn’t want to pay any attention to her, still clinging to Old Grandma’s legs.
Qin Wanru caught a glimpse of Yujie, and Yujie immediately knew what she meant. Yujie stepped forward to pry Madam Di’s hands while persuading her. “Madam, don’t be angry. Old Grandma is old. How can she stand it? Just listen to Young Madam. Come inside and talk!”
Although what she said was gentle, her hands were not gentle at all. With a sudden force, Yujie immediately pried Madam Di’s hands away and took advantage of the opportunity to hold her.
Madam Di, who knelt on the ground toughly, was immediately pulled up by her.
Madam Di still refused to stand up, only to find that half of her body had gotten numb because Yujie pressed somewhere she was unaware of on her waist. When she got rid of Yujie’s hands again, she was already in the room.
“Madam, sit down and talk, please!” Qin Wanru put Madam Di in a chair with a conciliatory look!
“Get out!” Madam Di shouted grumpily while pushing Qin Wanru off. If Qin Wanru and her girl servants hadn’t meddled in it, she would have brought time with Old Grandma in the yard. She would not believe that Qin Huaiyong and Old Grandma would still stand fast when she lost her dignity to make a scene. However, she was being held into the room at that moment, she was suddenly less imposing than before.
When one decided to go the whole hog, they would fail after running out of energy. This was different from her expected plan, which made Madam Di grind her teeth in anger secretly.
Qin Wanru was pushed back two steps and nearly fell. Fortunately, Yujie responded quickly and reached out to hold her.
“What’s wrong? Can’t you talk properly? What did Zhuozhuo do to you? You treat her like this!” Black with rage, Old Grandma at the head of the table snorted coldly while placing her teacup heavily on the table.
“Mother, that’s my dowry…” Madam Di covered her face with her sleeves and stood up, ready to rush to Old Grandma and kneel.
Qin Wanru leaned back to one side, getting out of the way for Yujie. Yujie stepped forward and firmly held Madam Di, pulling her back to sit on the chair. “Madam, please take a seat!”
“B*tch!” Madam Di stretched out her hand to slap Yujie. She had restrained her fury all the time, so she directly vented her anger on a girl servant at that moment.
Yujie was beaten and fell to the ground, and she happened to fall in front of the foot of Madam Di.
“Madam Di, why did you beat Yujie? She just helped you to sit down and talk? You didn’t come here to reason to settle problems today, but to make grandmother angry?” Qin Wanru said with rage while stepping in front of Yujie and looking up at Madam Di.
The position she stood exactly got in the way of Madam Di so that Madam Di couldn’t stand up.
“Madam Di, Zhuozhuo is just a girl. She has just been single-minded to protect you, but you even don’t trust a good girl servant by her side. Why are you so cruel?” Old Grandma cursed in rage, pointing at Madam Di with her index finger.
“Madam!” Nanny Zhou pulled Madam Di’s clothes behind her, hinting that it would not work if she was so rude and unreasonable. She couldn’t even stand up, let alone make an unreasonable scene. And even if she could stand up, she was wrong to beat the kind-hearted girl servant sent by Qin Wanru!
She failed to make an unreasonable scene after several interruptions.
“Mother, please decide for your daughter-in-law. Those stores are mine. Why did the general rob me of my stores to Shui Ruolan? This was originally my dowry!”
Madam Di cried while covering her face with her hanky.
Seeing that Madam Di had run out of her energy, Qin Wanru stepped back to hold Yujie and told her to go back to apply the medicine first. Yujie shook her head, unwilling to leave at this critical time for fear that Madam Di would vent her anger on Qin Wanru.
“The stores of your dowry aren’t in the capital city? Those stores aren’t managed by our magistrate? Why do they become your dowry?” Old Grandma said coldly.
“Mother, I bought them with the money in my dowry. Why aren’t they mine? Mother, I’ve been working for the general for so many years. While in charge of the back yard of the General’s Mansion, I’m also responsible for the daily life of so many people in the mansion. I never slack off, but why does the general forget the old one when he has a new one, and send me back to my old home?”
Madam Di cried sadly.
“Who told you to send you to your old home?” Old Grandma said with dissatisfaction. “Where did you hear it? Huaiyong is going to the capital city. Why does he send you to your old home?”
It was not easy for Madam Di to answer Old Grandma’s question. The news originally came from outside, and even Nanny Zhou was uncertain about it. It didn’t look plausible to her at first, but now that so many things had happened recently, she was not quite convinced. Perhaps it was Shui Ruolan, that b*tch, who urged Qin Huaiyong to send her to her old home.
“As for those stores you mentioned, I remember when we just arrived in Jiangzhou, I gave you the money to buy some stores. So, why did you pay for them by yourself?”
The repeated refutations by Old Grandma ended her crocodile tears. Madam Di wiped her tears. “Mother, you did give me some money at that time, but it wasn’t enough. I later paid out of my pocket. I was afraid that you would be worried, so I didn’t tell you.”
Anyway, she insisted that she also paid out of her pocket.
“How much did you pay for those stores?” Her face darkened with disbelief, Old Grandma sneered coldly. When they came to Jiangzhou, the mansion was indeed short of money. She did try to move some of the money from Madam Di, but Madam Di kept crying that she had no money.
After that, she had no choice but to sell some of the stores in her old home to raise money. But at such a moment, Madam Di had the nerve to say that she paid out of her pocket secretly.
“At least 100,000 or so! I don’t remember the exact number! After that, for the turnover of funds in our mansion, I paid another sum of money out of my pocket,” Madam Di replied after doing the calculations.
She had just sold those stores for about 200,000 pieces of silver. But it was indeed Old Grandma who took the money. She dared not say that all of the money was hers. Therefore, she said reluctantly that half of the money was hers.
“You invested in all stores later?” Old Grandma said coldly.
“Yes, I invested in all the stores. The business wasn’t good at the previous time, so I had no choice but to invest money. Otherwise, we couldn’t run those stores. Mother, you must decide for me!” Madam Di cried again while holding her hanky.
It was many years ago. Could the old woman have something on her? She would take half, if not all, of the money. And the old woman had to grant her several terms!
Thinking of this, Madam Di complacently caught an evil glimpse of Shui Ruolan. She had to get revenge on that b*tch severely.
“Madam Di, how greedy you are! You’re talking nonsense. Okay, okay, I’ll let you drop the idea forever today!” Old Grandma sneered. Had it not been for Zhuozhuo’s warning, she would not have been able to show her evidence and she could do nothing but listen to Madam Di talk nonsense.
However, there were not many stores that kept their ledgers for so many years, so they only found two stores. But these two were actually enough to prove that all Madam Di had said was sheer nonsense.
“Ruolan, take all the ledgers of these years!”
“Yes, mother!” Shui Ruolan turned her head to order Qionghua standing behind her. Qionghua called two old women to go outside. After a while, they moved a few boxes full of dust, which looked ancient.
As soon as Madam Di saw this, her facial expression greatly changed and she had a bad feeling.
“Madam Di, there are the ledgers of the store of silk goods in the west of the city. The shopkeeper was a sincere person, so the ledgers were also well organized. He hasn’t thrown them away over the years. You can see exactly how much we put in, whether we followed up, and how much profit we made. Madam Di, you’ve got a lot of profits from previous years, haven’t you?”