Medical Princess - Chapter 325
Old Madam Qin only ate a little and rose to bid goodbye. No matter how Madam of Duke Xing persuaded her to stay, she only said she was unwell and needed to leave early.
Seeing Old Madam Qin’s unusual pale face, Madam of Duke Xing had no reason to let her stay and asked a servant to see them off.
Since every other people of Qin’s Mansion wanted to leave, Qin Yuru couldn’t stay any longer and had to come out with Old Madam Qin.
The old maid of Duke Xing’s Mansion led the way and went straight to the parking space of Duke Xing’s Mansion. On the road, Qin Yuru kept a straight face and didn’t care about what Old Madam Qin said. At first glance, one could find she was angry with Old Madam Qin, who had something annoying on her mind, knew they were outside their mansion, and had no suitable reasons to argue with her.
They were guests who left first, and no other people left at this time. On the way, they only met several servant girls and old maids and didn’t meet any other person.
When they arrived at the parking area, they had another problem. Since they came out too early and their carriages were parked far inside, they could get on their carriages only after their carriages were taken out. The old maid leading the way asked the people of Qin’s Mansion to wait at the pavilion on the side, and the coachman was working to take out their carriages slowly from the most inside.
A carriage suddenly jostled out of the other carriages, made a circle in front of them, and left hurriedly.
Just now when they came out, they didn’t see any woman who left earlier than they did. So, they didn’t know who this one was and couldn’t help looking at that carriage!
“Mother, it seems to be the carriage of Duke Yong’s Mansion!” Shui Ruolan had sharp eyes, saw the mark on the carriage at once, and whispered.
“Impossible, how can my cousin leave at this time?!” Qin Yuru was stunned for a moment and retorted. The carriage was so far away that no one could tell if it really was.
“It is Duke Yong’s Mansion’s!” Qin Wanru confirmed with a nod and said.
“How can it be? You two must be wrong!” Qin Yuru didn’t want to believe it, glared at Qin Wanru, and said.
“Big Sister, did you see Miss Di just now?” Qin Wanru asked calmly.
Qin Yuru could not answer the question at the moment. Just now she only paid attention to the conversation between Madam of Duke Xing and herself and paid no mind to Di Fenglan.
“When I was in the yard a short while ago, I met a servant, who came to see Miss Di, said that the heir of the duke was drunk and he came to take Miss Di, and then left hurriedly with her. If so…, did anything happen to the heir of the duke?” Qin Wanru looked at the direction where the carriage went and guessed.
“How could it be!” Qin Wanru denied it with a pale face, torn the handkerchief in her hands hard, and felt irritable.
She felt more and more uncomfortable with Di Yan. Being a guest was enough, but why did he get drunk before the banquet began and also ask Di Fenglan to serve himself? He must have been so drunk.
“Yuru, did your mother hit you?” Old Madam Qin knitted her eyebrows tightly, looked around, coughed in a low voice, and said. Just now the old maid of Duke Xing’s Mansion had been with them, and Madam Dowager felt it was unsuitable to ask.
“I…” Qin Yuru took her hand back a little.
“Let me see it!” Madam Dowager said gently and extended her hand to hold Qin Yuru’s hand.
Qin Yuru was panicky and pushed hard, but Madam Dowager didn’t take precautions and nearly fell. Fortunately, Qin Wanru saw it and supported her from the side instantly.
“Big Sister, why did you push our grandma?” Qin Wanru kept her Old Grandma steady and asked coldly.
“I, I didn’t mean it, either. Grandma, sorry, your words shocked me just now!” Qin Yuru also knew her behavior was unsuitable, gave a few dry smiles, and apologized to Old Madam Qin.
“Yuru, were you beaten so hard by your mother to make others suspect if your mother is your biological mother?” Old Madam Qin looked at Qin Yuru seriously, her face turning cold.
“Grandma, what are you talking about? I don’t understand!” Qin Yuru played dumb and said. After saying it, she sat down at a railing far from Madam Dowager, looked at the direction where the carriage of Duke Yong’s Mansion disappeared, and frowned as if she was really worried about Di Yan.
“Yuru, tell me the truth. What on earth is this for?” Madam Dowager didn’t want to let Qin Yuru off so easily this time, looked at her, and pressed.
“Grandma, I don’t know what you are talking about. It is only because I made my mother angry and my mother hit me a few times. It is not something big, but why do you hold on to it, grandma?” Qin Yuru found her Old Grandma did not want to let her off and couldn’t help feeling irritable, turned to her, and said unhappily.
“Grandma, didn’t you care about my Second Sister most in former days? Why do you care about my affair today? It is not something big, and you don’t need to care!”
Qin Yuru looked sideways at Old Madam Qin in a carefree manner, showing insolence. Her Old Grandma was angered and could not talk!
“Yuru, look at your way of talking to your grandma!” Shui Ruolan scolded in a low voice.
“What’s wrong with my way of talking? I am telling the truth. It is not a big thing, but you work together to interrogate me. Do I need to satisfy you by admitting my mother hit me very hard?” Qin Yuru retorted.
These words were not only rude, but also had a strong evil intention. Seeing Qin Yuru in this manner, Qin Wanru sneered inwardly. “Qin Yuru thinks she has a strong backer, and so she dares to talk this way.”
In her previous life, Qin Yuru also arrogantly bullied her in front of her grandma only because Duke Xing’s Mansion was her backer.
Her grandma was angered and passed out a few times!
“Yuru, look, look at your way of talking to Ruolan!” Her Old Grandma was so angry that her voice began trembling.
“Why can’t I talk like this? Who is she? She is but a widow who doesn’t follow the way of women. Do I need to worship her? With such an identity, she joined our Qin’s Mansion without knowing disgrace!”
Qin Yuru sneered. Recently, she restrained herself so hard, and now she felt she had got rid of it.
“You… good… very good. Now I don’t talk to you, I will talk to your father, and let him look at the daughter he raises!” Her Old Grandma was so angry that her face turned as pale as snow.
Shui Ruolan was ashamed and guilty and couldn’t utter a single word.
Qin Wanru held her Old Grandma’s hand with hers, squeezed her wrist twice gently, raised her head to look at Qin Yuru, and said coldly, “Big Sister, you think getting the adoration of Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion means you’ve become the Miss of Duke Xing’s Mansion, don’t you? Unfortunately, no matter what you do, you are merely the miss of Qin’s Mansion. Or do you want to have new parents?”
“Nonsense!” When Qin Wanru’s watery eyes fell on her, Qin Yuru felt she had been seen through, turned her eyes guiltily, and said, but then she turned her hands like showing power. Just now when she came out, she had already put on the pair of bracelets on her wrists. As she turned her hands, the bracelets tinkled.
“Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion likes me because it is my blessing. Second Sister, you envy me? Even if you envy me, you still have no chance!”
As the bracelets tinkled, Qin Yuru thought of her current identity instantly. After she was approved by Duke Xing’s Mansion and Rui’an Great Elder Princess’ Mansion, she would be able to trample on Qin Wanru easily. How could Qin Wanru compare with her! Thinking of this, she became even more confident.
She raised her eyes slightly, looking sideways at Qin Wanru. The provocative attitude was unbearable indeed.
Qin Wanru only treated the provocation with an indifferent look. “Big Sister, have Madam Di and you built ties with Duke Xing’s Mansion? Why does Madam of Duke Xing think highly of you? For one thing, this is not the guess of Madam Di; for another, two years have been taken from your age. Does this mean they are all related to the adoration of Old Madam today?”
When all their plots were exposed mercilessly by Qin Wanru without warning, Qin Yuru was greatly shocked. The pink corners of her mouth turned pale instantly, and her lips even trembled several times. “You, you are talking nonsense. I don’t understand!”
All her words and complexion just showed the guilty heart she wanted to cover!
As her eyes fell on Qin Yuru’s guilty face, Madam Dowager felt her heart was so heavy that she could not even breathe and her eyes turned slightly red. Some unspeakable anger made her almost want to slap Madam Di. Suddenly, she understood Madam Di’s scheme and held Qin Wanru’s hand tightly, but her hand was slightly shaking.
She understood and suddenly thought it through…
The pavilion turned eerily quiet, and no one was talking. The quietness continued until the carriages of Qin’s Mansion came out of the other carriages. The coachmen came over and asked their masters to get on the carriages.
Old Madam Qin and Shui Ruolan were still on the same carriage, and so were Qin Wanru and Qin Yuru. After everyone got on the carriages, the carriages slowly pulled out from the side door of Duke Xing’s Mansion.
Old Madam Qin and Shui Ruolan’s carriage was in front. Madam Dowager had been leaning against the wall of the carriage and remained silent since she got on the carriage, and her face was exceptionally pale.
“Mother, are you all right? Don’t mind. Yuru is still a child and only talked a child’s nonsense!” Shui Ruolan suppressed her emotions and comforted Madam Dowager in a low voice.
“Ruolan, do you think if Madam Di wants to take Zhuozhuo’s origin?” Madam Dowager said slowly after remaining silent for a long while.
“Wanru’s origin? Mother, what do you mean?” Shui Ruolan asked with confusion. As for this matter, she had also asked Madam Dowager in private, but Madam Dowager avoided the topic each time and didn’t leak any information. This was the first time Madam Dowager had spoken of Qin Wanru’s origin with Shui Ruolan.
“Right, Zhuozhuo’s origin!” Old Madam Qin sighed. “In fact, I don’t know who Zhuozhuo’s parents are, but I saw them before, but…
Old Madam stopped as she spoke of this, her eyes turning red. “Zhuozhuo is an unfortunate child, and her father died saving Yong’er. Once I thought Yong’er would bring up the child sincerely and treat her as his daughter…”