Medical Princess - Chapter 424
"Sister Yuru, you can claim that I try to plot against you with this servant's accident but how can you explain the official record? Can you say that I frame you with that official record?" Qi Rongzhi snorted. Her words smashed Qin Yuru's fantasy into pieces. Qi Rongzhi continued to say, "You once lied that you are only thirteen. You not only let your mother send people to find my mother, and asked my mother to change your census register in Jiangzhou and turned your age into thirteen years old. You told my mother that you both made a mistake in your age, but my mother was very prudent and particularly copied the original edition."
Qi Rongzhi nodded at a servant who stood behind Xixiang. Later, the twenty-year-old servant hurriedly brought her a letter.
Qi Rongzhi took it and flirted the letter. She said perkily, "This is the letter which Madam Di wrote to my mother. The letter is an original version. Are you going to say that I made up this?"
"Changing the census register and the age?" Old Madam of Duke Xing's Mansion who had the main seat now could not keep calm anymore. It was not a trivial thing as this would be related to official matters! Although it was normal for a girl to change her age to some extent, one could hardly decide whether this thing would be trivial or terrible. If someone used this to stir up troubles, bad things would also happen.
"What do you mean?" Qin Huaiyong also felt a little restless.
"Uncle, you will know after reading this!" Qi Rongzhi passed this letter to Qin Huaiyong.
Qin Huaiyong opened the letter and her face looked worse when he was reading it.
"Father! Don't believe her! She makes up everything! She tries to frame me! Father, I suppose you won't listen to an outsider, right? You won't believe her, right?"
Qin Yuru didn't expect that Qi Rongzhi would have this thing as she thought nobody could get things like census register casually. Thus, she cried bitterly and said to Qin Huaiyong.
"Ningyuan Army General, may I?" Madam of Duke Xing looked up Qin Huaiyong and asked while Nanny Sheng hurriedly came to her.
Qin Huaiyong gave Nanny Sheng the letter with a livid face. Nanny Sheng then turned around, walked to Madam of Duke Xing and handed this letter over to her master.
Qin Wanru slightly leaned to one side and her shimmery eyes roved over Madam of Duke Xing's face. Her eyes looked cold. It seemed that when it came to the age, Madam of Duke Xing could not keep silent anymore.
Actually, Madam of Duke Xing didn't care whether Qin Yuru's reputation was good or not. She just wanted her not to impede her plan. However, as regards the age, Madam of Duke Xing had to take it into account.
If Qin Yuru's age unmatched, her plan would definitely get ruined!
Qin Wanru's mouth curved into an ironic smile but she quickly lowered her head and rubbed her handkerchief. It was getting more and more fun. Now she was going to see how they would play the show!
By the way, her grandmother would come soon!
Among all people here, only grandmother stood by her side while other people had their own thoughts. Thus, in the end, she needed to show her trump!
Frowned, Madam of Duke Xing raised her head and stared at Qi Rongzhi coldly after reading the letter. She looked sorrowful and asked, "Rongzhi, why do you do this?"
"Mother, mother? What, what do you mean?" Qi Rongzhi suddenly felt things went wrong. It seemed that it didn't turn out as she had planned.
"Why do you want to plot against Yuru? Is it because she is going to become a miss of Duke Xing's Mansion? I heard you and Yuru have been on good terms in Jiangzhou! Why have you become like this? You are my nominal daughter and Yuru is Old Madam's nominal granddaughter. There is no conflict of interest between you two. I will always like you and so does Old Madam. But how can you, how can you be so stupid and plan these things…"
Madam of Duke Xing said sadly, but she looked impassive.
"Mother, no, I am not lying! I am not lying! I am telling the truth! The truth! If you don't believe me, you can investigate…" Frightened, Qi Rongzhi screamed.
The whole thing changed so fast. Before Qi Rongzhi came here, she had thought about who would attend the ceremony and who she had to deal with. She had thought about Qin Yuru, people from Duke Yong's Mansion but she never expected that she would have to be faced with Madam of Duke Xing!
Shouldn't Madam of Duke Xing treat this matter in a fair way? Why did she feel like Madam of Duke Xing was trying to protect Qin Yuru?
It was known that Qin Yuru was favored by Old Madam of Duke Xing's Mansion but not Madam of Duke Xing! Why did Madam of Duke Xing protect her?
"What? Should I investigate these things in Jiangzhou? Rongzhi, that's enough. I know you are jealous of Yuru as she is favored by Old Madam. Don't worry. You and Yuru will become sisters in the future. Just let go of it, you two. These are all trivial things. But you cannot displease Old Madam by stirring up troubles!"
Madam of Duke Xing interjected Qi Rongzhi and said.
It seemed that Madam of Duke Xing tried first to make this mistake sound less serious and then to reduce it to nothing at all. She even said that it was because Qi Rongzhi was still naive that she caused this trouble, a trivial trouble.
However, she also threatened Qi Rongzhi to some extent. In Duke Xing's Mansion, Old Madam's word carries weight. If Qi Rongzhi displeased or offended Old Madam, Qi Rongzhi would come to a sticky end.
Those seniors look at each other in speechless confusion. Was that the truth?
Old Madam of Duke Xing's Mansion and Qin Huaiyong both didn't pass the evidence to them so they didn't know which part was true and which part was false. However, given the current situation, it would not be a lie!
"Sister Rongzhi, what about making an apology to my big sister. After that, you are still able to be on good terms! You can refer to each other as sisters!" Qin Wanru suddenly said in a natural and graceful way.
She had been watching the performance and now she knew it was time for her to show up.
"To live in harmony? To get along peacefully with Qin Yuru? Today we have completely turned hostile against each other and how can I still get along well with her?" Qi Rongzhi's perplexed and flustered look gradually turned into a determined look.
The one who didn't know what kind of person Qin Yuru was might be able to live in harmony with her but the one would not be Qi Rongzhi. She was not silly. Since she had known Qin Yuru for years, she was clear about Qin Yuru's viciousness.
If she missed this chance, she might die without the burial ground.
Old Madam of Duke Xing's Mansion had liked Qin Yuru very much and Madam of Duke Xing had tried best to protect Qin Yuru before she became a member of the Duke Xing's Mansion. If Qin Yuru later really joined in Duke Xing's Mansion and even was recorded in the family tree, this vicious woman would not let go of Qi Rongzhi easily.
"Mother, I want to listen to you but since Qin Yuru is a very vicious person, I am afraid that she might do something terrible. She just pretended that Madam Di isn't her biological mother and she now changed her age. I am not sure whether Qin Yuru did these just because those princes still have not held their consort selections today. I even heard that she tried to seduce Prince Cheng in his mansion deliberately. If the imperial family were influenced by this person, I couldn't afford this result."
Qi Rongzhi suddenly thought of what two servants talked about before so she hurriedly answered.
Her words astounded everyone here. Pondering over Qi Rongzhi's words, people here found the matter actually was scary.
An ordinary miss would not change her age, except there was a particular meaning behind the action. To marry into the imperial family by changing the age? Being disadvantageous to the imperial family?
Those seniors got flustered. Qin Yuru was going to be recorded into the family tree. If something happened, she might destroy the whole Shao Family. If the matter was related to leading troubles to the imperial harem, then the whole family would get punished because of this person.
"Old Madam, we must investigate the matter seriously."
"Old Madam, I think it'd better not accept her as one of our families under the name of the former Heir of Duke Xing. If this person does commit these things, I am afraid that she will have a negative influence on our whole Shao Family!"
"Old Madam, you must reconsider carefully." Several seniors suddenly stood up and hurried to say to Old Madam of Duke Xing's mansion.
They once thought they just needed to go through the motions, but now it turned out that the matter was not as simple as they had thought before. No matter how powerful Duke Xing's Mansion was, it could not afford this. These seniors didn't dare to just be a bystander because this matter was related to their whole family and their lives!
They also had witnessed the whole progress. First Miss Qin was dubious! She was not only immoral and shameless but even sneaking and slinky!
They were not watching a formal acceptance, but were getting involved in a big trouble!
Old Madam of Duke Xing frowned tightly. She kept her seat and didn't say anything. The whole thing had exceeded her expectations. So Qin Yuru changed her age was just for that thing?
"Qi Rongzhi, nonsense! You make up everything! You just don't want me to be formally accepted by Old Madam of Duke Xing's Mansion! How, how vicious you are!" Qin Yuru was frightened and horrified. She roared.
"Sister Yuru, do you know how old am I?" Qi Rongzhi sneered.
"Everyone knows you are thirteen!" Qin Yuru replied resentfully.
"Yes, but I have always called you 'big sister' while you also called me 'sister'," said Qi Rongzhi
Qin Yuru felt guilty. But the next moment, she quickly beat back, "So what? Even if we are the same age, a generational difference still exists!"
Of course, she could not say that she was fifteen years old.
"Yes. There is a generational difference. After you made up your age, you actually are a month younger than me now. However, almost everyone in Jiangzhou knows that you are to get on the bridal sedan chair and are going to marry my brother! So if you are only thirteen years old, how can you marry my brother!"
Ignoring Madam of Duke Xing's sulky face, Qi Rongzhi now had burned all her bridges.
It was normal for many thirteen-year-old girls to engage with others, but no thirteen-year-old girl would marry others! Almost all families loved their daughters and wanted to keep their dear daughters to stay with them for an extra couple of years.
"I, I don't know why my mother did this!" Qin Yuru covered her face and wept. According to her words, it was because Madam Di didn't love her that she would let Qin Yuru marry others as soon as possible.
Now she knew she could benefit from Qi Rongzhi's words and it would be a perfect chance for her to become the true Miss of Duke Xing's Mansion. Thus, she must let people here think that Madam Di used to maltreat her and that Madam Di didn't consider Qin Yuru as her biological daughter. Now she could take advantage of Qi Rongzhi's words.
However, if she said these things, it would mean that she admitted what Xixiang talked about before and she admitted that she did have an affair with Qi Tianyu and that she did nearly marry him.
Old Madam of Duke Yong's Mansion finally got fretful. She could pretend everything Qin Yuru had done before was made up by others as she could say that she didn't know the truth. However, Qin Yuru seemed to acknowledge what the servant girl just said!
Pinching her hands heavily in the sleeve, she glared at Qin Yuru resentfully and was going to remind her. However, a scornful and sharp voice suddenly came outside the room. "Madam Di now is not your biological mother? Then who is your biological mother?"
All people quickly raised their heads and some of them suddenly looked nervous…