Medical Princess - Chapter 119
The next morning, after Madam Di asked for the instructions of Old Grandma, she and Qin Yuru went shopping and bought lots of cloth and even ready-to-wear clothes, which were the most fashionable ones of the time. Qin Yuru had been smiling since she returned home. Dressed in the newly changed garment, she, along with Meixue and Meiyan who held some new-style cloth and clothes, entered the courtyard of Qin Wanru.
As soon as she came in, she smilingly greeted Qin Wanru, “Second sister, come and take a look. I have brought you a stack of the most fashionable handkerchiefs that were trending in the capital. Their quality is really good, much better than the ones we used in Jiangzhou in the past. I once saw the daughters of our uncle used the ones of this quality.”
As she spoke, Qin Yuru asked Meixue to put the stack of handkerchiefs in her hands in front of Qin Wanru.
Then, she spread these handkerchiefs with her hands, saying, “Second sister, look at the stripes on these handkerchiefs. They are beautiful, aren’t they? I carefully picked some for you, and I also kept some for myself. They are decent to use when you attend parties.”
“This dress, mother says, must be suitable for you, and I bought it only for you.” Qin Yuru pointed the one in the hands of Meiyan as she spoke.
This dress looked very beautiful, giving off an air of nobility, and its complicated decorative patterns suggested its exceptionally high price.
Madam Di was really generous this time!
“Second sister, think about it. If you wear this dress to attend a banquet next time, you must be greatly admired by the ladies of the capital.” Qin Yuru carefully hid her envious look and praised Qin Wanru all the time, as if she was the most beautiful woman who could only be found in heaven, but not on earth.
If Qin Wanru were really a child, she would have become overly proud of herself. This was the trick that Qin Yuru and Madam Di often chose.
Qin Wanru’s watery eyes focused on the dress, her look changing and her eyes shining, but she shook her head and pushed back the one in her hands.
“I extend my gratitude to the good wishes of Madam Di and you!”
“Don’t you like it?” Qin Yuru tried to be patient and continued speaking as she smiled because her mother had been repetitively requiring that she ostensibly showed her good heart to treat Qin Wanru.
“I really don’t like it.” With her shiny, watery eyes, Qin Wanru unhesitatingly shook her head.
“You…” Qin Yuru nearly couldn’t prevent herself from pressing the dress into the face of Qin Wanru, thinking, “This b*tchy girl dares to refuse mother’s ‘good wish’!”
“Let’s go and buy some that you like next time. I leave this to you, for not a girl in the family is as small as you are!” Qin Yuru gritted her teeth and calmed herself down, faking a stiff smile, but left the dress and turned, ready to leave with her two maids.
She didn’t take away these handkerchiefs!
“Elder sister, are you going to attend a banquet? Is it the one to be held in the Marquises’ Mansion of Fengyang?” Qin Wanru smiled and supported her chin with her hands, asking with somewhat naivety of a girl. She was not angered by what Qin Yuru said just now, and she was even quite like the girl who had not been reborn.
“Right, right, we will go there with mother!” The words of Qin Wanru sounded more acceptable for her now, the same as they were before. Believing that she could easily cheat her again, Qin Yuru turned back immediately and spoke with a smile.
“Also including me?” Qin Wanru said as she raised her beautiful, thin and curved brows.
“Of course, including you. If mother didn’t think for our good, she would not go. You know, it is not easy to get the invitation of the Marquises’ Mansion of Fengyang. Without our relations with Duke Yong’s Mansion, our family would have not received the invitation!”
Qin Yuru proudly said, her eyes squinting Qin Wanru, and her pride and distaining of Qin Yuru were hard to hide.
A wild child brought in the family from nowhere was not comparable to Qin Yuru. If Shui Ruolan were not with them now, she thought that she could extremely easily deal with Qin Wanru.
She had been feeling that Qin Wanru had changed and was different from before because Shui Ruolan had been giving her instructions!
“F*ck… it sounds not suitable! Mother won’t let me!” Qin Wanru lowered her head. Seen from the angle of Qin Yuru, she looked a little sad.
“Auntie Shui will let you. If you don’t go this time, you will probably have no chance in the future. We are but newcomers in the capital. If we cannot join the circle of the noble families, we will degenerate to conduct social exchanges with other incompetent families. This is not something good for us!”
Qin Yuru sat down again and spoke earnestly.
It seemed that she was worrying about Qin Wanru’s future.
Qin Wanru didn’t raise her head, nor did she spoke anything. Still, she seemed to be hesitating and had not made her decision.
“Second sister, don’t worry! I will surely ask mother to let you go when the day comes, and will never make you degenerate to the situation to only conduct social exchanges with the incompetent families,” Qin Yuru said with a smile. Once she finished, she pushed the handkerchiefs to the hands of Qin Wanru, saying, “Look at these handkerchiefs! They are fine works in the capital and they are very expensive. I begged mother for a long time, and then she bought a few for us. Others will not look down upon us when we use them at the banquet.”
“Thank Madam!” Qin Wanru frowned a little and very suspiciously looked at Qin Yuru, saying.
“No problem. Okay, please be prepared. If you need anything, please tell me and mother. We will surely help you prepare anything that we can. This… can also be counted as my apology for what I did to you before. Anyway, the romantic relationship between me and our cousin was finalized also because of your… help!” Qin Yuru blushed as she spoke, and stood up, feeling a little shy.
“Second sister, I am going back!” As she finished speaking, she turned and left with her two maids.
Looking at her back, Yujie blinked. As a maid who began serving Wanru in a later time, she also knew a few things that had happened before, but she had no so much detail about them. Therefore, she couldn’t understand the words of Qin Yuru at all.
“Second Miss, did Miss Qin come to thank you?”
“No, she only means that she bears what I did for her in mind no matter what happened before. Otherwise, she and Qi Tianyu must have gotten married by now, and would not have the opportunity to build ties with those of higher social positions anymore.”
Raising her head, Qin Wanru sneered. Madam Di and Qin Yuru were hypocritical, but they had invested a lot in her, which seemed that what they wanted must be much more.
The clothes were beautiful indeed, but Madam Di had never bought anything like that for her when they were still in Jiangzhou, and she only saw Madam Di and Qin Yuru wear such clothes.
In her childhood, she didn’t know why her clothing was not as good as Qin Yuru’s, and she was told that she was young and would make whatever beautiful clothes she wore broken, and it was a better choice for her to wear more decent clothes.
“She bears what you did for her in mind? But why should Madam and she have been working to do harm to you?” Yujie was smart, but she could not figure out the cause and effect of it for now, asking in confusion.
“So, she doesn’t really bear what I did for her in mind, and she only said it for a show, meaning she wants to fix the broken relationship with me. That is also her reward for what I previously did for her.” Qin Wanru pouted her little pink lips, deliberately blurring the fact that she tried to do harm to her that day. Besides that, she also showed a face of gratitude to her.
It seemed that this way of thinking was not bad!
So far, Qin Yuru had really gained benefits at least. Although she had a notorious reputation in Jiangzhou, no one knew it in the capital. Getting rid of Qi Tianyu and engaging with Di Yan was good for her indeed.
Since it was good for her, it seemed that everyone could forget the good and bad things of the past! After removing enmity with a smile, she would also thank them. Madam Di and her daughter thought like this, and tried to cheat on her because they regarded her as a stupid child!
“Miss, do we need to keep these things?” Qing Yue witnessed what happened in the past and knew Madam Di and Qin Yuru had been trying to frame Qin Wanru. She kept alert about the handkerchiefs and dress she saw.
“Send it to Qi Rongzhi!” Qin Wanru lifted the dress and shook it to find that it was a little longer and said after measuring it with the height of Qing Yue.
Their good wish was fake. How much could they care about its quality? The garment only looked attractive!
“Send it to Miss Qi? Can she… wear it?” Yujie shook her head. “Miss, I think Miss Qi was almost as tall as Miss Qin. This one should be short for her!”
“It doesn’t matter. I only mean that I don’t like the dress Qin Yuru gave me, mainly to remind Qi Rongzhi to quicken her steps to do whatever she means to do. But keep one handkerchief,” Qin Wanru calmly took the teacup at her hand, drank a mouthful, and leisurely said.
She believed that Qi Rongzhi wished to communicate with the noble families in the capital more than anybody else. Ms. Qi was not young anymore, but her marriage was still pending. Her original engagement was lost because of her bad reputation, and now she must be working hard to look for a good marriage.
Wishing to attend parties was a must.
This life was different from the beforelife. Qi Rongzhi and Qin Yuru had been in awkward relations for a long time. Therefore, Qin Yuru would not help improve Qi Rongzhi’s condition, but Qi Rongzhi would not be willing to remain unnoticed. Sending the unsuitable-sized garment was to remind Qi Rongzhi of the banquet that was to be held soon!
In addition, on that day behind the rockeries, she clearly saw that it was not only Qi Rongzhi who showed tender affection, but also the maid behind her, who blushed and felt shy…
The situation of Di Yan was getting more and more complicated…
When the garment and handkerchiefs were sent to her courtyard, Qi Rongzhi was looking for her clothes: Her clothes were scattered all over the bed and table. Before she came to the capital, Madam Li had made lots of clothes for her, but now she didn’t think she liked anyone of them. Therefore, they had been scattered on the bed. She was in anger.
Unexpectedly, she heard Qin Wanru send someone to her. She doubted it but asked Yujie to enter her courtyard
“What message did you bring from Qin Wanru for me?” Qi Rongzhi impatiently said, staring at Yujie.
“Second Miss asked me to send the garment and handkerchiefs to you. It is said they are the most fashionable styles in the capital.” Smiling, Yujie put all of them in her hands on the table and courteously bowed.
On hearing they were the most fashionable styles in the capital, Qi Rongzhi hurriedly stood up, slipped her hands into them to examine, and felt very satisfied. Both the cloth quality and the dress’s pattern colors were all that she liked.
But realizing that it was Qin Wanru who sent them, she became unhappy. Putting down the handkerchiefs in her hands and looking sideways at her, she coughed in a low sound, saying sarcastically, “Fire away, what does your master want to do? She herself doesn’t have enough beautiful clothes, and how could she be willing to give this beautiful garment to me?”
“Miss Qi, it is Madam Di and Miss Qin who sent the dress to Second Miss Qin. They want her to wear it to attend a banquet. It is the one to be held in the Marquises’ Mansion of Fengyang, the parents’ home of Duke Yong’s wife, but Second Miss Qin doesn’t like the dress Miss Qin sent her, nor did she want to attend that banquet. So, she asked me to send it to you!”
Yujie explained fluently.
That was to say, it was Qin Yuru who sent the dress to Qin Wanru, in fact. Qi Rongzhi took it with her hands and began casually examining it. When her eyes moved to a corner of it, they shined, a new idea flashing across her mind. She really needed this one!