Medical Princess - Chapter 223
Qin Wanru followed Qin Huaiyong to go out. And when she went out of the house, she only saw Qin Yuru crying on Madam Di, whose face was livid and whose body was trembling.
A servant lay on the ground. It was the servant that Qin Huaiyong had sent out before. Mei Xue knelt on the ground to ask for forgiveness, and it could be seen that she was slapped in the face by Qin Yuru, therefore, one side of her face was swollen.
Qin Huaiyong asked in a harsh voice, “What’s going on?”
Before the servant could say anything, Madam Di shrieked and grabbed the words. “General, I… I want to go to Duke Yong’s Mansion!”
Qin Huaiyong frowned and asked in a cold voice, “Why do you want to go there at this special time?”
Madam Di was so angry that she didn’t call Countess Yong sister-in-law, she just took her surname instead. “I… I’m going to ask Madam Shi what’s in her mind. She framed both Yuru and me more than once, now she even conspired with that woman to do such a thing. I have always trusted her, but how could she do such things!”
Cause and effect, all the things together, Madam Di thought that Countess Yong was involved in all bad things that happened with the purpose of having her son marry her niece of Ning’s Mansion, and she didn’t want her daughter to be a part of Duke Yong’s Mansion. How could she put up with all these things?
Qin Huaiyong thought about it and did not stop her from doing so, but he warned her with a cold expression, “You can go by yourself! But be aware of what you say!”
Madam Di said in hatred, “I understand!” She patted Qin Yuru in order to placate her, and then pushed her away, turned around, and left with vivid anger on her face.
Qin Huaiyong looked thoughtfully at the back of Madam Di. There was doubt in his heart. Then he turned his eyes to the servant who just got up and asked in a deep voice, “What happened?”
The servant said in haste, “General, I went to check the belongings of the First Miss and found the hairpin. Then I brought it here in order to show you. I didn’t expect to encounter the heir of a duke when I just got here. He and his servants grabbed the hairpin from me and knocked me to the ground!”
Qin Huaiyong turned around and looked at Qin Yuru with a cold expression, “Is there really a hairpin?”
Qin Yuru panicked, she stammered and said, “I… I… I don’t know…” Since Madam Di wasn’t here, she wasn’t that confident with herself as her eyes glanced around. It was easy to tell that she had secrets that she kept hidden from others.
Qin Huaiyong asked in a cold voice, with his eyes full of angry spirit, “Do you want to say it or not? If you don’t say it now, then never mention it again!”
Since things had happened and the hairpin had been taken away by Di Yan, Qin Yuru would finally be forced to speak it out even if she didn’t want to say anything. However, the whole thing was not easy to explain, because she had “picked up” the hairpin on the road originally. Staying calm and collected, Qin Wanru analyzed the whole thing and then looked at Qin Yuru.
“Father said so, and he would certainly act in accordance with what he said! It was actually a warning to Qin Yuru!”
Qin Yuru also seemed to realize something, and she screamed suddenly, “Father, how can you treat me like this? I am your biological daughter!”
Qin Huaiyong became very gloomy and said in a harsh voice, “What nonsense? Take her into the room and lock her up!”
The two old women beside looked at her, but in the end, they went to pull Qin Yuru timidly.
Qin Yuru threw their hands off and cried again, “Father, Father, how can you be so partial? I am your biological daughter!”
“Isn’t Wanru my daughter? You don’t regard her as your sister just because she wasn’t born by your mother? Yuru, I always think that you are different from your mother. Although you have made some mistakes, you are at least a kind person who would not be instigated to do those evil things. But I haven’t imaged that you are so stupid, and I don’t know who you are cheated by!”
Qin Huaiyong’s words were harsh and his look was even gloomier. Qin Yuru never saw Qin Huaiyong be so strict with her, so her face turned pale. “Father, Second Sister must have said something bad about me in front of you. I have done those evil things, but it’s only because she is ill-disposed. As for the matter that she is not your biological daughter, people in the whole mansion know it and I’m not alone in saying it!”
Qin Huaiyong raised his voice fiercely and became more severe. “All the people are discussing it? Who are they? If you listen to Countess Yong’s nonsense again, I’ll put you in a Buddhist nunnery, so that you won’t be confused by others and do silly things all day long. Judging from Countess Yong’s attitude, you should know that she won’t let her son marry you.”
Qin Yuru burst into a rage of tears. “Father…”
But Qin Huaiyong said loudly without pity, “Why are you still here!”
Then the two old women hurried over to pull Qin Yuru. Qin Yuru glared at Qin Wanru in hatred, turned around, and cried going away with her hands covering her face.
She hated Qin Wanru. She was her father’s biological daughter, but he was so protective of a bastard.
Qin Wanru lifted her brows and looked at Qin Yuru calmly. However, a hint of doubt flashed through her eyes!
Mei Xue got up from the ground at once. After a curtesy to Qin Huaiyong, she hurried to chase after Qing Yuru.
With some gloominess and sadness, Qin Wanru’s voice came from behind Qin Huaiyong. “Father, am I really not your biological daughter?”
“You are certainly my biological daughter. How can you not be? Madam Di is a mean woman… and she raises your sister to be like her!”
Qin Huaiyong turned around and looked at Qing Wanru with kindness. He held out his hand and it seemed that he wanted to touch her head like he used to do when she was still a small girl. In her memory, Qin Huanyong would do such things occasionally. But it had been a long time, so long that she almost forgot.
Qin Wanru subconsciously raised her head and saw that Qin Huaiyong’s hand was just in front of her head. He looked somewhat stiff. Then she saw his hand slowly fall down, but not on her hair.
Qin Wanru was surprised and she blinked slightly. “Father!”
Qin Huaiyong’s hand fell down. It seemed that he aged a lot all at once. He sighed heavily. “You are a good girl, but your Big Sister… has some misunderstanding of you! In any case, you are sisters. Blood is thicker than water. I’m getting old. And you should support each other. Your Big Sister is now confused by Countess Yong!”
Qin Wanru didn’t make a detailed inquiry about the things that had happened before, but turned to another topic curiously. “Is Madam Di looking for Countess Yong? Will Duke Yong’s Mansion break off the marital engagement with our family?”
Her words made Qin Huaiyong feel relived secretly, therefore his expression returned to normal.
He raised his head and looked in the direction of Duke Yong’s Mansion. “They will not break off the marital engagement with our family because Duke Yong’s Mansion is no longer what it used to be!”
He didn’t tell her much about it, but Qin Wanru understood the deep meaning of Qin Huaiyong’s words. Qin Yuru was looked down upon at first, but then she was engaged to the heir of Duke Yong. Although there was the scandal of Ning Caixian, the real reason was actually her father’s official position.
A military officer with real power was not easy to offend.
Her father’s official position in the capital city in her last life was lower than that in this life, but Qin Yuru still married into Duke Yong’s Mansion. Although Countess Yong seemed to have always taken a fancy to Ning Caixian and disliked Qin Yuru as a daughter-in-law, she finally compromised and accepted Qin Yuru. From this, it could be seen that Duke Yong’s Mansion was actually weak.
It just kept the outer appearance of the dignity of an aristocratic family.
With Countess Yong’s temperament, she could even accept a daughter of such a down-and-out family as Ning Caixian, then the reality could be seen. However, all the things she did after attaching herself to Madam of Duke Xing showed that Duke Yong’s Mansion was only prosperous on the surface.
Figuring out the whole thing, Qin Wanru slightly lowered her head and hid the deep emotion in her eyes. And she was still an innocent young girl when she raised her head.
“The hairpin just fell into the hands of the heir of Duke Yong… Is it all right with my older sister?”
. “It’s nothing, Di Yan himself is not a man of integrity. He could do nothing even if he did have the hairpin!” Qin Huaiyong actually despised Di Yan, who was a dude. According to his mind, he would rather that Qi Tianyu would also despise him. But Madam Di hesitated because of the thing about Shui Ruolan at that time, so that things came to this position.
Every time he thought about this, Qin Huaiyong’s face would become dark. In fact, he hesitated about these things. Duke Yong’s Mansion was not a good place for Qin Yuru, but now it seemed to be the only choice for her.
Qin Wanru smiled and seemed to be at ease. “That’s all right!” Then she left after a curtsey to Qin Huaiyong.
Seeing Qin Wanru turn away with Yujie, Qin Huaiyong stood still with his hands clasped behind his back. After looking for a long time at her little figure, which went further and further, he let out a long sigh…
After leaving the garden of the study, Yujie lowered her voice and asked, “Young lady, the hairpin was taken away by Childe Di. Is it really all right?”
In her opinion, this hairpin was like a stain on Qin Yuru’s reputation, and it was also a stain that couldn’t be explained clearly. If it fell into the hands of the angry Di Yan, how could he easily let it go?
Qin Wanru smiled and said without turning around, “Di Yan is very angry, as is Madam Di. My father must have reprimanded Madam Di about the plate.” She felt as if she was being stared at by others, and Qin Huaiyong had to be looking at her. But she pressed down the strange feeling deep in her heart.
She should have thought more!
Yujie blinked and suddenly laughed. “Madam Di went to Duke Yong’s Mansion to make trouble? That’s so great, Countess Yong seemed to not be a kind person. She has been instigating Madam Di and the First Miss. It’s really annoying!”
Qin Wanru cooled down. “Now we can see how they will attack each other!” The next person who would be involved had to be Madam of Duke Xing!
That plate, she remembered, had belonged to Madam of Duke Xing.