Medical Princess - Chapter 452
"It will be fine. You can go back now!" Wen Xichi raised his eyes and looked at Duke Xing's Mansion again.
"Third Cousin, I am afraid. We are so close to the fire. What if it reaches us?" Gu Xishu said as she wiped her tears away pitifully and was about to step up the rockery. Since there was no one around and it was dark, she could throw herself into Third Cousin's arms.
It would be even better if someone saw this. Then Third Cousin would have to marry her.
Even if no one saw this, it did not matter, because Third Cousin should care more about her at this time!
"Cousin, there is no need for you to step up here. Eldest Brother and Second Brother will be here soon. You can go back and have a rest first!" Wen Xichi said indifferently, without looking at her.
Gu Xishu stopped and thought, "Will Second Cousin be here too?"
Second Cousin had always been jealous. If he saw her standing next to Third Cousin, he would definitely doubt her. Then he would not only criticize her, but also possibly ruin her plan.
Thinking about it, Gu Xishu felt that it would be better for her to leave first.
"Third Cousin, be careful. I will leave first. If there is anything wrong, I hope you will inform me beforehand." Gu Xizhao raised her head to look at Wen Xichi, with a frightened look.
This was Wen Xichi's courtyard, so she could not stay any longer.
"Okay, you go back first and have a good sleep. It is all right!" Wen Xichi said gently.
"Third Cousin, when Eldest Cousin and Second Cousin come over later, can you not tell them that I was so afraid that I had to come out to look for you? Because they will laugh at me."
Gu Xishu was affectedly bashful and said this with a slight flush on her face.
Wen Xichi lowered his gaze and looked at Gu Xishu's face. After a long while, he nodded slightly and said, "Okay!"
"Is she afraid that Second Brother will think too much, or that I will reveal her thoughts in front of Second Brother?" He sneered in the dark with the corners of his mouth silently raised. "It is really hard for her to act both ways. She is holding on tightly to Second Brother for the future, before I officially propose to her."
Seeing that Wen Xichi had agreed, Gu Xishu breathed a sigh of relief and bowed sideways to Wen Xichi and then left with a servant girl.
She walked very quickly and after leaving the courtyard, she took a shortcut, which was an extremely difficult road to walk. There were many flowers and plants along the way. They were not in full bloom and were not very visible in the darkness. They were bound to damage Gu Xishu's clothes, but her clothes had been intact just now.
Even though she had been so scared when coming over, she had not taken the shortcut. When she went back, she had no need to panic, but she hurried to take the shortcut. Was she afraid of being seen by Second Brother?
It was evident that the relationship between Gu Xishu and Second Brother was something out of the ordinary!
Or maybe she and Second Brother might have sworn an eternal vow that they would not marry anyone else except each other!
Even so, she still wanted to have a relationship with him. How shameless she was!
Wen Xichi looked up again and his eyes fell on that delicate figure at the Duke Xing's Mansion. He frowned and felt that Shao Wanru seemed to know him as well as he knew himself. She was so familiar with the matters in his mansion and even knew that he had not noticed the darkness under the light. Why was she so interested in him?
A trace of disgust flashed in his eyes inexplicably. He really disliked this woman who was so familiar with him, but whom he never could figure out.
Shao Wanru had reminded him to be careful about his Second Brother and cousin, but how could she know about that?
Qin Huaiyong had come to his mansion before and wanted to make a connection through marriage with his mansion. So at that time, had Fifth Miss Shao, who had been Second Miss Qin at that time, been investigating him?
As a person who had much fame at a young age, he did not feel good to be seemingly seen as someone who knew nothing!
An idea somehow flashed through his mind. Shao Wanru was the Fifth Miss of Duke Xing's Mansion now, so they could be a couple as they both came from families of equal status. But it was unknown what his mother would even think about this.
They were of equal status, but after all, she was still an orphan without parents…
His mind floated far away now. Although he was looking at the big fire in front of his eyes, his mind was in a state of confusion. When a gust of cold wind blew, he suddenly became sober and looked livid. How could he have been thinking about this just now?
This made him very uncomfortable.
He was grateful to Shao Wanru, but he did not want to be too involved with her. He just felt that she knew too much about him!
He shifted his eyes and his gaze fell on Shao Wanru once again. This time, he actually saw Shao Wanru turning around. It was unknown whether she noticed him, but she smiled in his direction, which made him frown.
Was Shao Wanru conspiring against him?
This feeling became more uncomfortable, as if a person who was supposed to be trustworthy had betrayed him.
In fact, Qin Wanru did not see Wen Xichi and she even did not know that the Deputy Prime Minister's Chambers was next to them. The smile that he saw was actually a forced smile, because she saw Rui'an Great Elder Princess coming over hurriedly, with a panic stricken face. There was a trace of palpitating fragility on her majestic face.
She wanted to force a smile to comfort Rui'an Great Elder Princess!
"Zhuozhuo, are you alright?" Rui'an Great Elder Princess came over after hearing the news. She grabbed Shao Wanru and looked at her from head to toe, fearing that she might have gotten hurt.
"Grandma, I'm fine. I'm really fine!" Shao Wanru's eyes were red and she was really touched.
She had been here for a while. Whether it was Madam of Duke Xing or Duke Xing, their initial focus was on this courtyard after they came. No one came to ask if she was frightened or injured.
Old Madam, who lived in the backyard, also sent people to inquire about the matters of the courtyard. She also asked people to put out the fire quickly to protect the courtyard and the things in the courtyard. She did not ask about Shao Wanru at all.
Duke Xing's Mansion completely ignored her, and they even attached more importance to a yard which was given to that First Young Master, than to her.
Seeing the concern on her grandma's face, Shao Wanru felt wronged, although she did not feel it before. She threw herself into Rui'an Great Elder Princess's arms and cried.
Rui'an Great Elder Princess hugged her hurriedly and could feel that her slender body was limp in her arms. She cried and twitched and her heart ached. She had always been strong and never shed tears in front of others. Every time she appeared in front of others, she always straightened her back, but now she could not help crying.
"Someone. Call Duke Xing to come over here!" Rui'an Great Elder Princess said angrily.
Now everything was in a mess. Duke Xing's voice could be heard, but no one could see him.
A few old maids answered and squeezed their way out. After a while, Duke Xing was invited over. He looked a little embarrassed. His robe was black, and there was a scorch mark on his cuff. His hat was also tilted, and his voice was more hoarse than usual. This was because he had been shouting as he directed the people to put out the fire.
"Greetings, Great Elder Princess!" Duke Xing went forward to greet her.
"What happened? Why were the other places not burnt, but only the place where Zhuozhuo stayed? Did anyone want to burn her to death? I said earlier that Zhuozhuo should be with me. It is not safe for her to live in your Duke Xing's Mansion!" Rui'an Great Elder Princess was impolite and immediately scolded him angrily.
Her words almost insinuated that Duke Xing's Mansion wanted to kill Shao Wanru.
Duke Xing's eyebrows furrowed. Looking at everything in front of him, he almost could not control his temper, which tended to be good and gentle.
But he knew that this was not the time to get angry. Things would not end when the fire was put out. The fire was so fast and so strong that it could be seen at first glance that it was not something that happened randomly.
"Don't worry, Great Elder Princess. I will definitely find out the truth," Duke Xing suppressed his temper and said slowly in a low voice.
"Find out the truth? If it were not for the fact that Zhuozhuo had something to ask the servant girl, and did not take a bath first, she would have been trapped in the fire. Even if she escaped, there were so many people here, and she would be too ashamed to survive. Duke Xing, Is your mansion against Zhuozhuo? Or there are too many people who want her life?"
Rui'an Great Elder Princess said angrily.
She did not stand on ceremony with Duke Xing at this moment. She recalled the scene that Shao Wanru had told her just now. She was so angry that Shao Wanru had almost been burnt to death when she was taking a shower.
They fought for the right of bringing up Zhuozhuo with her in front of the Empress Dowager. But after they got it, they did not cherish her. It seemed that they intended to kill Zhuozhuo. In this respect, Rui'an Great Elder Princess did not believe Duke Xing's words at all.
It was impossible to achieve a conclusion!
It was obviously the work of Madam of Duke Xing and Old Madam!
It was no wonder that Rui'an Great Elder Princess was so arbitrary. Both the Old Madam and Madam of Duke Xing of Duke Xing's Mansion had ulterior motives. If it were not for these two people, her daughter and son-in-law would not have been left with only two poor children.
"Great Elder Princess, don't worry. There will be an investigation." Duke Xing frowned and said. He felt that Rui'an Great Elder Princess was really unreasonable. It seemed as if he was willing to burn this courtyard.
If others did not know, how could he not know? This courtyard was a wedding room prepared for his son by his wife. Moreover, she had prepared it for more than ten years. It took a lot of effort. Even if he wanted to burn the place, he would not have burnt the courtyard.
However, he could not tell this to Rui'an Great Elder Princess. So he could only say it in a vague manner.
"When you are investigating, I want to listen in with the others. I must know who is against Zhuozhuo." Rui'an Great Elder Princess touched Shao Wanru's head, who was no longer crying, and said to Duke Xing forcefully.
She was really angry. Looking at the people brought by Rui'an Great Elder Princess, Duke Xing had to compromise. "Okay, okay, I will let you sit in later."
He also wanted to know who had done this today.
Shao Wanru, who was lying in Rui'an Great Elder Princess's arms, pursed her pink lips silently. In this trap of traps, Madam of Duke Xing could not get rid of her guilt. What's more, were there some clues?
In fact, it was easy to find from the traces of the water from the lake, and the elders were not completely useless…