Medical Princess - Chapter 365
Of course, before leaving the yard, Qin Wanru left the old maids in the room. She said that they should take care of everything in the room, but secretly asked them to guard here and prevent anyone in the room from going out.
When they came here, Qin Wanru deliberately asked Shui Ruolan to bring a few more old maids who were tall and sturdy. It was rather convenient for these old maids to keep several people in the room.
Of course, they could only do that for a moment, but it had bought enough time for Qin Wanru. After Qin Yuru rushed out, the show could be put on…
In the courtyard, besides Shui Ruolan, there were several old men standing opposite. Qin Wanru didn’t know who these people were, but could tell that these people came with no good intention. They were staring at Shui Ruolan with angry faces in a threatening manner.
Fortunately, they just argue and didn’t make a scene. Qin Wanru walked down the steps. Despite her calm eyes, her brain was running rapidly. Why did several old men suddenly show up in the backyard of the Qin’s Mansion? They seemed to have a firm purpose and didn’t seem to enter the mansion privately.
Since they didn’t enter the mansion privately, they must show up here with a good reason. In addition to Qin Huaiyong, how could other men show up in the backyard of the Qin’s Mansion with a firm purpose? Unless their identities were unusual.
They could blame Shui Ruolan so bluntly. Shui Ruolan looked indignant with grievance, but choked with silent fury. Being pointed at by these people, she couldn’t defend herself and felt wronged.
Suddenly a thought came upon her. She figured out who these people were. They were the elders of the Qin clan!
Qin Huaiyong had lived in the capital at the beginning, and left later due to some business. He had not been to the capital for so many years, but there were other members of the Qin clan in the capital. Today the Qin clan was going to worship the ancestors. It originally had nothing to do with the Qin’s Mansion. However, the branch of Qin Huaiyong could be considered the most promising one of the Qin clan now.
Moreover, before Qin Huaiyong left the capital, the branch of the Qin’s Mansion was the main branch at that time. Therefore, they decided to worship the ancestors in the Qin’s Mansion. When Qin Wanru was in the room, she had heard two concubines instruct several maids to take care of these elders. Speaking of identity, they were Qin Huaiyong’s uncles.
That was why they dared to blame Shui Ruolan in front of so many people.
It was not far away from the Chuihua Gate to here. These aged men could get here in such a short time. It was really a set of stratagems all linked with one another.
Qin Yuru didn’t seem to be capable of making such a deliberate plan. With cold eyes, Qin Wanru slightly lifted the corners of her mouth, strode over and pretended that she didn’t know them. “Where do these men come? Throw them out of here. No man can enter our Qin’s Mansion at will!”
Hearing Qin Wanru’s words, several old maids, who didn’t know these men, came over and was about to push them out.
These old maids actually wanted to do it a moment ago. However, Shui Ruolan didn’t say anything, they could only bear to see her inexplicably scolded. So they were all very angry.
“How dare you! I… I’m your father’s uncle!”Pushed hard by the old maids, an elder almost fell and said with rage.
“My father’s uncle?” Qin Wanru looked them up and down and waved her hands, and several old maids stepped back.
“Yes, I’m your father’s second uncle. I’ve raised him for a period when he was young!” The second granduncle coughed heavily, raised his head and said with a sneer.
“I’m your father’s third uncle!”
“I’m your father’s fourth uncle!” …
They didn’t actually recognize Qin Wanru. Nevertheless, when Qin Wanru came over, the maids beside Shui Ruolan called her “Second Miss”. On hearing this, they immediately figured out Qin Wanru’s identity. At this moment, all of them wanted to suppress Qin Wanru with their identities.
After telling their identities, they raised their heads, waiting for Qin Wanru to come to bow and apologize to them.
“You turn out to be several granduncles…” Qin Wanru smiled slightly.
The second granduncle squinted at her and sneered without saying a word. He thought that she wouldn’t be tough as a little girl. Even Shui Ruolan was frightened by them. What could a little girl do?
“But even you are my granduncles, you can’t wrong my mother. My mother is now a Madam with imperial mandate. She can’t be rebuked by anyone without asking for the facts!” With her face suddenly darkening, Qin Wanru said in a sharp voice.
“Your mother has behaved improperly. She intends to hound the legal wife to death and replace her to be the legal wife. Although she’s a Madam with imperial mandate, so what? Even the emperor who breaks the law should receive the same punishment as the common people!”
The second granduncle reacted quickly and immediately shouted.
“That’s right. Although she’s a Madam with imperial mandate, so what? Madam Di is also a Madam with imperial mandate. She should be executed for hounding a legal wife with imperial mandate to death.”
“Our Qin clan doesn’t need such a vicious woman. How dare she intend to hound the legal wife to death and replace her? She should know her place and think over whether our Qin clan can watch her do that without intervention!”
Three granduncles said one after another, with their scornful gaze falling on Shui Ruolan. Compared with Madam Di, Shui Ruolan was really low in status. The more intolerable thing was that Shui Ruolan remarried into the Qin’s Mansion. A widow wasn’t qualified to be the mistress of their Qin clan.
It was a shame on the Qin clan.
Qin Wanru heard the words of these granduncles, and her eyes became increasingly cold. Qin Yuru acted so fast that she had contacted the elders of their clan who came to worship the ancestors today so soon in an attempt to suppress Shui Ruolan with this. If Qin Wanru allowed them to convict Shui Ruolan, Shui Ruolan would definitely fall into a wretched situation and even lose her life.
It was no wonder that Qin Yuru had desperately “held” Madam Di. If Madam Di died, Shui Ruolan could never explain herself away!
“Who told you that Madam Di was dying? You haven’t entered the main room yet, right? Why do you think that Madam Di was dying?” Qin Wanru looked up and said coldly.
On hearing words, several granduncles paused, glanced at each other and tried to speak, but were interrupted by Qin Wanru again, “You came here, immediately blamed my mother without asking about the cause and situation, and even stopped my mother. What exactly do you come here for?”
Qin Wanru reached out to help Shui Ruolan to a stone bench aside.
There were maids who had walked over and put a cushion on it. Qin Wanru help Shui Ruolan sit down. Shui Ruolan was trembling slightly, angry and annoyed, with her face turning pale. Besides, she had been unable to explain herself away once. If she experienced it again, she would probably lose her unborn baby.
“Mother, rest assured. You can count on me!” Qin Wanru appeased her in a low voice and patted her shoulder gently.
Shui Ruolan nodded, struggling to calm her anger. She also knew that she was in a terrible situation. She found several men break in, and then tried to explain herself away in anger, but didn’t feel uncomfortable. It was not until she sat down in this moment that she felt uncomfortable. After calming herself down, she finally felt better.
Seeing Shui Ruolan look slightly better, Qin Wanru turned around and walked slowly towards these elders. After bowing to them, she raised her bright watery eyes filled with a trace of deep coldness and said, “Three granduncles, what made you have to break into the backyard before father returns? Madam Di is resting now, so it is inconvenient for her to see you.”
“Madam Di is alright?” The three granduncles glanced at each other and said with uncertainty, looking less aggressive. Qin Wanru’s words confused them, so they said with less confidence.
They were told by someone from the Qin’s Mansion that something serious would definitely happen to Madam Di. However, they really didn’t know whether it was true based on the current situation. They were told that when they began to question Shui Ruolan here, someone would definitely come out. They had been in the yard for a long while, but only the Second Miss of the Qin’s Mansion came out from the main room.
“Of course Madam Di is alright. You don’t know that? Since you don’t know anything, who told you that and asked you to enter the backyard? It’s impossible that men at your age don’t know there are all ladies in the backyard, right? If my mother has an accident because of what you said, my father won’t forgive you!” Qin Wanru reminded them coldly.
Her words were improper, but several elders all understood the meaning. Glancing at Shui Ruolan, who was sitting aside with her hands on her belly, they suddenly remembered that it might be Qin Huaiyong’s only son. If Shui Ruolan really had an accident, they couldn’t suppress it although they were elders.
Moreover, it didn’t seem to be what they had expected.
Several elders were overwhelmed.
“A servant told us! Since she’s alright, it’s great! It’s indeed inappropriate for us to come here. We just forgot the courtesy in panic after getting the news.” The second granduncle had been an official, so he reacted quickly. He immediately chose the most reasonable explanation for them, and then turned to leave after finishing talking.
Seeing the situation, the third and the fourth granduncles also wanted to leave in embarrassment.
“Three granduncles, please wait a minute. Please identify the servant of our mansion. I should find him out and see who intentionally framed my mother,” Qin Wanru said loudly.
“We came here in a hurry and lost the servant. I don’t know which one he is!” The third granduncle rolled his eyes, stepped forward hurriedly and said.
He meant that they had lost the servant and couldn’t find him.
“It doesn’t matter. There are not many servants in our mansion, and most of them serve my father. I’ll ask the supervisor to call all servants of our mansion over later. With three pairs of eyes, you should be able to recognize him!” Qin Wanru said unhurriedly.
The three granduncles stood and gazed at one another. Where could they find the servant because there wasn’t such a servant at all. However, they couldn’t say that they didn’t know the servant. No one had expected that Madam Di was alright and the Qin’s Mansion intended to find a servant who delivered the message.
“We’re dim-sighted and afraid to recognize the wrong person. But if you make arrangements later, we can try to recognize him. At this moment, we won’t stay in your backyard. It’s inconvenient!” Several granduncles intended to back out. The fourth granduncle coughed in a low voice, and wanted to leave after saying some tactful words.
Qin Wanru didn’t stop them this time, watching them walk towards the gate of the courtyard in hurry. As she rolled her watery eyes, her fluttering long eyelashes cast irregular shadow on her white skin.
It was possible for several servants to stop them from going out in a short time, but in a long time…
“Three granduncles, please stay and save my mother!” The next moment, a sharp voice came from the main room. Qin Yuru staggered out of the front door and shouted…