Medical Princess - Chapter 398
"Your Highness, actually not all girls are like this. Some are very virtuous and generous, and they will not do such vicious things!" The servant stopped for a moment and said cautiously.
The Prince waved his hand and said, "I heard that Ningyuan Army General's wife is the Miss of Duke Yong's Mansion. Even a Miss from an aristocratic family, a family of influential officials, is like this. Other women will be even worse!"
"Your Highness, only this Madam is vicious. There is no such matter in other families!" The servant continued to persuade him.
"No such matter?" The Prince coldly raised the corner of his mouth. "It is just because others have done this in a more secretive way. Although you do not know this and everything seems to be fine, it does not mean that this society is really peaceful."
The servant wanted to say more but was interrupted by him bluntly. He glanced at the end of the long street. It was Prince Cheng's Mansion and also the place requiring inspection, in which carriages were being examined one after another.
"When will the banquet start?"
"Your Highness, it is about noon!" It was answered not by the servant but by a middle-aged monk standing next to the Prince. The monk looked a little bulky, but he had a pair of beautiful eyes which were completely different from his sturdy appearance. He answered lightly at this time.
"Finally, this so-called marriage selection banquet is not realized again. Excellent!" The Prince turned around and sat down on a chair aside with a relaxed look.
"Your Highness, why do you want the banquet to fall through? In fact, it is good for you to have an engagement, Your Highness." The sturdy monk was still standing by the window to look at the carriages winding on the street, and he answered without looking back.
"If I marry a b*tch like Madam Di, I'd rather not. Now I am free and do not have lots of people to deal with!" This was Prince Cheng. Hearing the monk's question, he raised his cup and said with a smile and then his eyes turned cold.
"Your Highness, you can choose a few Misses and marry more than one. After seeing so many Misses, you definitely can choose some suitable Misses among them. Not all the girls in the world are the same as Madam Di." The monk also looked down and happened to see Qin Yuru popping her head out again.
"So many Misses? But how many of them are suitable for me? I am afraid that they have been arranged for me early. Excluded are those who are either engaged, or too young, or have a bad reputation, or even have eloped with someone else. There are only a few who are suitable! The result is almost cut and dried!"
Prince Cheng sneered and drank up the wine in his cup.
Many Misses from aristocratic families in the capital city had received invitation cards, but there should be more Misses who had not received the cards!
Except those being selected by people in the palace, the rest of Misses who could come would probably not match him. Inviting so many people only made this banquet look grand and people might think that Prince Cheng valued this banquet so much.
"Your Highness, actually we can choose a few younger ones, so what? Your Highness, since you do not really want to get married, just keep them and wait. If in the future… maybe they will be of great help! And they are not arranged by those people in the palace!" The monk thought for a moment and reminded him of this.
This was the best plan for Prince Cheng.
Younger Misses were indeed not suitable. Taking Prince Cheng's age into consideration, he was bound to marry the one he had engaged to, but it might not be suitable for him to marry younger ones. However, younger Misses were still better than those who had a bad reputation or had been engaged. At least, they were Misses from aristocratic families with clean records and had their unique advantages.
Others might not like this plan, but it was the best for Prince Cheng's current situation.
"What if I choose some younger Misses to be my concubines?" After thinking for a while, Prince Cheng was a little interested. He could not choose his legal wife, because he must choose the one arranged for him by the imperial family to show his obedience. Only in this way could he have the opportunity to choose some other people who might benefit him.
For Prince Cheng, it was quite good to choose someone who was too young and immature to get married. If the one he chose also had some other power behind her, that would be better for him.
After the assassination, others merely thought that Prince Cheng was a victim. However, his situation had unexpectedly been much worse than before, and there were even some Emperor's subordinates appearing around him. Prince Cheng knew that it was because his eldest brother suspected him. Therefore, he must obey Emperor much more this time, otherwise he would definitely get into trouble.
This was also one of the important reasons why he had had to obey Empress Dowager and Emperor's decision to choose a wife for him.
He kept a low profile and tried to be obedient so as to protect himself.
"If I need to choose, which Miss will be suitable?" Prince Cheng was a little attracted.
"Just choose families like Qin's Mansion. Although their positions are not high, they have real power and might be promoted to higher positions in a few years!" The monk stretched out to vaguely point a few carriages, which happened to include the carriage of Qin's Mansion.
"Miss of Qin's Mansion? This First Miss has been engaged and has a vicious reputation. I heard that she once hit and scolded Second Miss in the street!" The servant was anxious when he heard this. He thought that the monk was talking about Qin Yuru, so he hurriedly reminded Prince Cheng.
"Not this First Miss. Her reputation is so bad that nothing can tough up her image. The Princely Heir of Duke Yong's Mansion also had no desire to make progress and his reputation is bad too. Besides, the two of them are cousins. So this marriage is a good match and neither of them can dislike each other!"
Said the monk. Although he was a monk, he was clear about the affairs in the secular world and his words made Prince Cheng nod repeatedly.
"I am talking about the Second Miss of Qin's Mansion. I heard she is still young, but we can take her into account!" the monk said again.
"It is said that she is not Qin Huaiyong's biological daughter, right? Why do I need her?" Prince Cheng said disapprovingly. Since she was not his biological daughter, she definitely does not get many feelings from Qin Huaiyong. If Prince Cheng needed Qin Huaiyong to do something in the future, he might not do his best.
"No, Your Highness. You are wrong. I think Second Miss is a smart person." The monk shook his head and turned around to sit down on the chair with a kind smile.
"Why?" Prince Cheng looked at the monk and asked with a smile.
"It is said that Madam Di of Duke Yong's Mansion was not a good person when she was in the capital city. She has been in charge of the backyard for so many years, but now there is much bad news about her, which also makes her daughter implicated in a bad reputation. Her daughter has even beaten and scolded her sister in the street. How stupid she was to do such a thing! Even a daughter from an aristocratic family of a lower level would not do such a stupid thing. She has ruined her reputation and so many people have witnessed this. Even if she wants to clear her name, she will definitely fail!"
The monk said with confidence, "I think those who can benefit most in this matter are the associate wife and Second Miss in Ningyuan Army General's Mansion. If this is related to General Qin's associate wife, this Madam is a smart person. And since Second Miss is said to be this Madam's daughter now, there will be great benefits. On the other hand, if Second Miss is a smart person, that will be better, because Prince Cheng's Mansion needs smart girls!"
There was a certain meaning in the monk's last sentence.
Prince Cheng was silent, and seemed to be a little hesitant.
"Your Highness, since you have to choose a wife this time, you had better choose some girls that might be satisfying or useful. Since Qin Huaiyong's position is not high, choosing his daughter will not cause suspicion in the palace. She is young, but isn't this the point that Your Highness prefers? You can get married a little later!"
The monk concluded.
That was to say, this would not do any harm.
Hearing this, Prince Cheng nodded. "I will do as you say. Choose a few young but promising and obedient Miss from aristocratic families. It does not matter even if I do not marry them now, because this is just an engagement!"
Prince Cheng would absolutely not take into consideration those with a bad reputation, because they might affect his reputation later, which was the last result he wanted to see.
"Master, would you please draft a list for me later? I will choose concubines according to this list!" Prince Cheng had made his decision and said after thinking for a while.
"You are right, Your Highness, but this…" The monk flicked his chin to point to the window meaningfully.
"Ask someone to say that the assassin has been found!" Prince Cheng understood and ordered the servant with a slight smile. This was originally made up by himself. Actually, there was no so-called "assassin".
"Yes, I will go down right away!" The servant understood and hurried downstairs…
Qin Wanru did not know that Prince Cheng was standing upstairs and looking at them. And she did not know either that she had been targeted by Prince Cheng in a short period of time just because Qin Yuru had kept poking her head out.
"Miss, Miss, the carriage is moving!" Mei Xue was the first to feel the carriage moving, and she immediately shouted in surprise.
Qin Yuru lifted the curtain again and saw that the scenery out of the window was moving backward quickly, so she was immediately overjoyed. She sat up straight and tidied up her hair accessories to see if there was anything inappropriate, because she had carefully prepared this outfit.
Qin Wanru opened her eyes and gestured to Yujie. Yujie understood and asked the coachman outside the window a few words. Now they knew that they could keep moving forward because people from Prince Cheng's Mansion said that the assassin had been caught and the martial law had been canceled.
This was a piece of good news for Qin Yuru but not for Qin Wanru. She calmly looked at Qin Yuru, who was ecstatic on the opposite side. Qin Wanru felt a twitch of her eyebrows, and she suddenly had a bad foreboding.
Did Qin Yuru really have this kind of delusion?
Her watery eyes swept over Qin Yuru's beautiful face with full makeup, and her eyes became darker and darker. "Qin Yuru had better not think so. She really believes that like bank notes anyone who sees her will fall in love with her and cannot wait to marry her!" thought Qin Wanru.
Di Yan was her last choice and her only choice…
The carriage stopped at Prince Cheng's Mansion, and then slowly entered Prince Cheng's Mansion one by one. There were many young Misses from aristocratic families today, and the carriage from Qin's Mansion was waiting behind, so it took them a long time to get here. Finally, they entered Prince Cheng's Mansion and followed a group of carriages to the parking yard.
After the carriage parked, two servant girls got out of the carriage first, and then Qin Yuru followed hurriedly. After getting off, Qin Wanru saw that Qin Yuru was intimately talking to someone, and this was an acquaintance. What a coincidence…