Medical Princess - Chapter 382
“The flames were not that strong.” Qi Tianyu suddenly said.
“Well, I might have gotten it wrong, as I heard people crying continuously that something was on fire!” Qin Yuru responded quickly.
Qi Baiyu looked around and interrupted her impatiently. “Come on! Let’s go! It has been so long! Are we still going to stay here? Uncle must be worried!”
The figures standing further along the alley did not move. It was much darker there than the street outside, and it was hard to distinguish the faces of the figures. However, those figures seemed to be very interested in them, and they stood there and watched them quietly.
“Let’s go!” Qin Wanru nodded in agreement.
Then they walked towards Qin’s Mansion.
When they reached the gate of Qin’s Mansion, they found Nanny Duan waiting at the gate. Seeing them, Nanny Duan walked to them quickly and said, “First Miss, Second Miss, you’re finally back. If you were not back, Madam Dowager would have gone personally to look for you!”
“What’s wrong?” Qin Wanru looked at her and asked.
“Everyone is saying that something happened on the street. The street was not only on fire, but people were even getting killed! General has left the house, and Madam Dowager and Madam Shui are worried about you. However, it is quite inconvenient for them to look for you, so they asked me to wait for you here!” Nanny Duan wiped the sweat from her forehead and answered.
The two ladies had been in the capital city for a very short time only, so they were not familiar with the city. Although they had the two Masters Qi accompanying them, it was still easy for them to be separated on the street. If that really happened, it would be extremely difficult for them to get them back together. Madam Dowager felt very regretful and kept saying that she should not have let the two girls leave the mansion.
Qin Yuru’s eyes flashed. “Father is not in the mansion?” she asked.
“Yes. Some guards came and said that there had been an accident. Then they asked our General to go with them!” Nanny Duan did not know much about that. When Qin Huaiyong left the mansion, he sent his servants to inform Madam Dowager.
Since Prince Cheng was nearly assassinated, people getting killed on the street and even the house being set on fire, Father who was in charge of social security, should be responsible for these things.
“First Miss, Second Miss, it is very late. It is time for us to go back now!” Qi Tianyu and Qi Baiyu stood at the entrance and said this to the two ladies.
“Since the two masters are here, what about having some late night snacks together? You must be very tired. Madam Shui has asked servants to prepare some food for you in the garden room, near the entrance. It is not far from here.”
Knowing that Qin Yuru and Qin Wanru were alright, Nanny Duan finally relaxed. Wiping her sweaty forehead, she pointed at the room near the entrance.
It was really near and it would not take up too much time before they left.
“Brother, let’s enjoy the late night snacks, shall we? I am really hungry after walking for around for such a long time!” Qi Baiyu said to his brother, with a greedy look. He was young and was close to their Sisters, so he did not think there was anything improper.
Qi Tianyu still looked hesitant.
“Brother Tianyu, come on. Just enjoy the snacks! You can go back after the meal. Just one day. It won’t disrupt your reading plan. My second sister and I will also take a rest after supping with you!”
Qin Yuru persuaded him. They had grown up together and they addressed each other like this. Thus, the “Brother Tianyu” address by Qin Yuru was not inappropriate.
However, since the two seemed to have an affair with each other before, her way of addressing him made the others feel that she was trying to be intimate with him.
How could she still address him in such an intimate way when the friendship between the Qin and Qi family, had been ruined by their relationship.
“Thank you very much, Nanny Duan!” Qi Tianyu replied politely.
“You are welcome, Master Qi!” Nanny Duan answered smilingly and led the way for them.
The garden hall was brightly lit. Various kinds of cakes and pastries and several cups of tea were on the table. Seeing them coming, some servant girls started cooking noodles for them.
When Nanny Duan went to inform Madam Dowager and Shui Ruolan that they were safe, they just sat in the hall and waited for the noodles to cook in the kitchen.
Qi Baiyu was extremely hungry, so he hurriedly devoured several cakes. Now he was finally refreshed.
“Qin Wanru, where did you go before? How could you just disappear all of a sudden?” Feeling half-full, Qi Baiyu finally stopped cramming his mouth with cakes and chatted with them.
Qin Wanru had taken one piece of cake and she was casually wiping the crumbs from her hands with her handkerchief. She said, “I was following you, but the next moment I lost sight of you. I had to head in the direction you took.”
“Second Sister, we were so close to you at that time, how could you lose us?” Qin Yuru asked as she stared at Qin Wanru,.
“I have no idea about that. It might be because I am not tall enough!” Qin Wanru blurted.
If anyone else had said these words, the answer would have been inadequate. However, when Qin Wanru blurted this out, everyone noticed her slender body. Although she had grown taller than before, she was still shorter than Qin Yuru. There were many people on the street at that time, so if she could not see the others as she was so short and thin, her answer was reasonable.
Thinking of this, Qin Yuru looked relieved.
“Brother Tianyu…” she turned to Qi Tianyu.
“First Miss Qin, now we that we have grown up, and besides, this is the capital city. I think you’d better not address me as such!” Qi Tianyu interrupted her, raising his eyes. There was no intimacy in them, only tranquility and politeness.
“Brother Tianyu, there, there are no outsiders here!” Qin Yuru’s eyes turned red. She looked at Qi Tianyu in a pitiful way.
Qin Wanru lowered her head and began to play her handkerchief, while a trace of sarcasm and coldness flashed in her eyes. How utilitarian Qin Yuru was! When she did not need Qi Tianyu, she just kicked him aside; when she needed him, she kept calling him “Brother Tianyu” intimately and pretended that nothing had happened between them.
Others would misunderstand their relationship, if she continued to address him in such an intimate way.
However, since Qin Yuru still haunted him, Qin Wanru knew that she would not cut off the relationship between Qi Tianyu and herself, because it was what they did in her last life. Thus, it seemed that Qin Yuru still tried to play her old tricks by drawing Qi Tianyu to her side, so that when she needed him, she could use Qi Tianyu to plot against Qin Wanru. How vicious Qin Yuru was.
Sometimes it would be inconvenient for Qin Yuru to stand out, so Qi Tianyu was the best choice. They had hatched a plot against her together, in her last life.
Of course, Qin Yuru herself also contributed to the result. In Qin Wanru’s last life, Qin Yuru had always been dominant, and she was of great help to Qi Tianyu. However, this time, Qin Yuru had lost her dominant position, and she almost could not protect herself. Would Qi Tianyu still treat her like how he did in her last life?
Recently, the First Young Master of the Qi Family had drawn a clear line between Qin Yuru and him. While Qin Yuru did not give up, she still haunted him. Thinking about this, Qin Wanru began to look forward to seeing what their story would be.
In her last life, they were in collusion with each other. One dared to hit while the other was willing to suffer.
This time, Qin Wanru could not wait to see what they would do next, as one kept hounding the other one who was trying to draw a line between them. In order to watch this performance, she had to find a perfect stage for them…
“Even if there is no one else here, we should also pay attention to our manners. A righteous person should not lie even if there is only himself!” Qi Tianyu answered mildly in a calm voice, behaving like a real righteous man.
“Brother Tianyu…” Qin Yuru almost cried. Lowering her head, she covered her face with her handkerchief pitifully, seeming that she did not want Qi Tianyu to see her weakness. This method used to be very effective. Every time she acted like this, Qi Tianyu would always give in.
Qin Wanru continued to play her handkerchief and pretended not to hear Qin Yuru’s coquettish cry of “Brother Tianyu”.
“Ha!” Qi Baiyu giggled. Looking at his hopeless brother and the coquettish Qin Yuru, he could not help laughing loudly.
When he laughed, he said. “First Miss Qin, didn’t you cut off your relationship between my brother and yourself? Or do you still want to have an affair with my brother? It was you who kicked my brother away! Now you finally realized how good my brother is ?”
His words hit Qin Yuru directly and also broke up the false harmony among them. Everyone was fully exposed, their different appearances showing.
Qin Yuru was the first to react. She burst out crying and hurriedly ran outside.
Qin Wanru raised her head resignedly and stared at Qi Tianyu. Feeling troubled and hopeless, she coaxed Qi Tianyu. “First Master Qi, is there anything you have not made clear to my sister? Please, please just keep up with her and talk it out!”
“I have nothing to do with her now and I cannot figure out what she is thinking about!” Qi Tianyu replied unhappily without getting up, seemingly reluctant to move.
“She might have misunderstood you. You’d better go look for her, Master Qi. Big Sister will become a family member of Duke Yong’s Mansion after she gets married. If she has a misunderstanding, things might get complicated! At that time, it will be extremely hard to explain!” Looking outside, Qin Wanru continued to say.
Hearing what she said, Qi Tianyu stood up unwillingly, saying, “Fine, I will try.”
Then he strode forward and tried to catch up with Qin Yuru.
Looking at the door and then looking at Qin Wanru, Qi Baiyu looked quite confused, and he found the current situation hard to understand. “Did, did I just say something, improper? It is the truth, right? Or it is my brother who abandoned your sister, instead of your sister being the one who kicked my brother aside?”
“Qin Yuru was the one who abandoned Qi Tianyu, but now it is Qi Tianyu who is discarding Qin Yuru!” Qin Wanru smiled slightly and decided not to hide her thoughts.
“What do you mean?” Rolling his eyes, Qi Baiyu’s interest was roused and he sat on the chair next to Qin Wanru.
“Not a big deal. I just want to see what they will do!” Qin Wanru answered with a slightly cold smile. She gave a sign to Yujie who stood beside her. Yujie quickly stepped back to the door. When she saw the direction they ran off to, she hurriedly followed them.
“Qin Wanru, is Qin Yuru going to break off the engagement with Duke Yong’s Mansion?” Qi Baiyu did not understand Qin Wanru’s words, but he suddenly asked her this, when a thought occurred to his mind.
“That’s impossible!” Qin Wanru shook her head. Her beautiful eyes were glistening, which made her look much more charming. ” Why are you asking that?”
Qin Yuru and Di Yan would not break off the engagement, as now they had to sink or swim together. No one could possibly escape!
Since they were both notorious and both were involved in interests which would be related to multiple parties, they could not abandon each other. What a perfect couple! Nobody could accept it, if they did not get married to each other!
Of course, Qin Wanru herself also could not accept it!
“So Qin Yuru is not going to break off the engagement and return to my brother? Then why are there so many betrothal gifts being prepared in our mansion? It seems that they have been prepared for my brother. Or is our mansion not preparing it for your mansion? But if it is not for your mansion, then for whom? I could not figure out if there is another family who is close to us. Besides, no matter what happens, my brother always goes to your mansion, doesn’t he?”
Qi Baiyu kept murmuring to himself. However, his words were like a bolt from the blue, and astounded Qin Wanru. She was frightened! With her hands holding the table, she almost jerked upright…