Medical Princess - Chapter 469
Huiqing, the eldest disciple of Pushan Nun, came out from behind the wall!
She was in her 20s and very thin. She was looking at Shao Wanru with hostility. She had been picking on Shao Wanru ever since Wanru came up the mountain.
Seeing that she was rude to her miss again, Yujie was about to get angry. But Shao Wanyu reached out and grabbed her, indicating that she should step back.
“Huiqing Nun, I’m asking my maid about my eldest sister. I heard that she went down the mountain because of my grandmother’s illness, so I couldn’t feel at ease for a while. That’s why I missed listening to the scripture,” Shao Wanru said softly.
“Don’t make an excuse, you actually didn’t listen carefully. Fifth Miss went up the mountain for filial piety, not to travel through the mountains and rivers. I will punish you for not having lunch later. Clean up this hall!”
Huiqing raised her head and scolded her sharply.
Yujie was so angry that she wanted to jump. This person named Huiqing was obviously finding fault with her deliberately. “Our Fifth Miss is so petite and you don’t give her food, so she has no strength to work.”
“You still dare to talk back. Don’t think that I won’t do anything to you just because you are the servant girl of Duke Xing’s Mansion. At that time, all the girl servants of Miss Shao were very well-behaved. It can be seen that the servant girls are of the same kind as their master. My words are the orders of my master. If you feel that you can’t stay here any longer, you can go down the mountain! The front gate is over there, and you can reach it in a few steps!”
“Bah!” Huiqing sneered. After she said that, she left unsteadily without paying attention to the master and the servant.
She had only taken a few steps when she suddenly stopped. She turned around to look at Shao Wanru and said mockingly, “Fifth Miss, if you’re not patient, don’t try to fish for fame here!”
After that, she turned around and left.
Yujie was so angry that her whole body trembled, and she almost wanted to rush over and scratch Huiqing’s disgusting face. She grew up in the nunnery, but she had never seen such a hateful nun.
Huiqing said that Shao Yanru’s servant girl was good, while Wanru’s servant girl was not a good one. Who was she scolding?
Shao Wanru carelessly pulled Yujie’s sleeves and said with a smile, “Well, there is no need to be angry with her. She is just instigated by others.”
“Has she listened to First Miss Shao’s instigation?” Yujie gritted her teeth and took a deep breath. Of course, she knew that she couldn’t make trouble on the mountain at this time.
“Of course it wasn’t Shao Yanru herself who ordered her to do it. Those good servant girls could have done better, and they didn’t let others suspect that she did it!”
Shao Wanru said calmly, “Go inquire about the quiet room first. You can ask Pushan Nun directly. You don’t need to ask about her disciples of the Hui generation.”
She couldn’t see through this nun who seemed to be noble. But why did such a noble person take in such mean and harsh disciples?
Not only Huiqing, but also her other disciple, Huiming, was said to be not good. She had grandiose aims but puny abilities. She flattered powerful people and stepped on people who were weak. So her reputation in the Huixin Nunnery was not good.
Although Yujie had not been here for a long time, she still inquired about this matter clearly. Her original identity in the nunnery gave her a lot of advantages.
“I’ll go and listen to it immediately, and I’ll bring you a steamed bun secretly later,” Yujie said proficiently, and then warned worriedly, “When the preaching is over, they’re all gone. Miss, you don’t work first, wait for me to do it!”
Since they entered the Yuhui Nunnery, Huiqing and Huiming had picked on her Miss many times. They didn’t give her Miss food sometimes. Young Madam was in the stage of growing up, so she could not withstand hunger.
“It doesn’t matter. You can go first!” Shao Wanru smiled and nodded.
Then the two separated. Yujie went to inquire about Master Pushan. Shao Wanru went into the main hall and continued to listen to scriptures. This time, the directing nun of the Yuhui Nunnery was talking about the Buddha dharma. By the time she finished, one hour had passed and the nuns had left one after another.
Shao Wanru, Qu Le, and Mingqiu Nun were left there.
Shao Wanru stayed here and didn’t leave. Qu Le went to the place where the preaching just happened and folded up the rush cushions one by one. Mingqiu Nun’s face darkened.
“What’s going on? Are you going to be punished again?”
Shao Wanru smiled unconcernedly and stood up to help Mingqiu Nun up. “It’s me who went out to inquire about the matter of First Miss Shao and violated the rules of the nunnery. She asked me to stay and clean up!”
Mingqiu Nun now stayed in this nunnery. It was Chu Liuchen’s arrangement.
Although she was a newcomer, all nuns of the Yuhui Nunnery did not dare to look down upon her. She moved in because of her excellent medical skills, and she had the reason to cure Prince Chen. Even this matter was agreed upon by Empress Dowager. If she were not a nun, she would not have been arranged to the Yuhui Nunnery.
“Mingqiu Nun, that Huiqing is really detestable. Together with Huiming, she often causes trouble for Miss and looks as if she wants to drive Miss down the mountain. Miss is here to observe mourning and has agreed to do this for three years. If Miss is driven down the mountain at this time, she’ll be too ashamed to meet anyone in the future. Even if they cause trouble at the Yuhui Nunnery, it’ll be inconvenient to be seen by others,” Qu Le said angrily.
She also disliked Huiqing and Huiming for a while, but she also knew that they could not make trouble. When she heard the question of Mingqiu Nun, she couldn’t suppress her anger anymore.
If not for the fact that her Miss did not allow her to speak, she would have already complained to Mingqiu Nun about it.
“Making trouble with your young madam?” Mingqiu Nun asked in confusion. She was also a person who had cultivated in seclusion for many years. Although she had not reached a deep level of cultivation, it was basically impossible for her to be easily irritated by others, so she was much calmer.
“That’s right. I heard that Huiqing and Huiming have a good relationship with First Miss Shao. They always came and said that First Miss Shao was a good person.”
Qu Le complained defiantly.
“Well, I’ll deal with it. I’ll talk to the Abbess about it!” Mingqiu Nun understood and immediately said. It seemed that the matter was not handled by Huiqing’s and Huiming’s teachers, so it was more appropriate to see the Abbess directly.
“Nun, you don’t have to bother the Abbess. I heard that this Abbess is a nun who is devoted to Buddhism and would occasionally tell the nuns of the Yuhui Nunnery about scriptures. The rest of her time is spent studying the Buddha dharma and mantras. She doesn’t care about the various incidents that have happened in the Yuhui Nunnery.”
Shao Wanru smiled and reached out to tug on Mingqiu Nun’s robe. She shook it and said, “Don’t worry. They won’t be arrogant for long.”
Although the people in the nunnery did not dare to offend Mingqiu Nun, she was the one who stayed here. Shao Wanru did not want Mingqiu Nun to offend someone here.
“I can see the abbess of the Yuhui Nunnery!” Mingqiu Nun had always treated Shao Wanru very well and she really regarded her as her successor. What’s more, it was Shao Wanru who saved the whole Jingxin Monastery after the accident happened there. She heard from Xiao Xuanzi, who was Prince Chen’s servant, after she went to the capital city.
From this point of view, Mingqiu Nun was grateful to Shao Wanru.
Jingxin Monastery was also the place where she became a nun. For many years, she had seen Jingxin Monastery as her home and had already regarded the nuns in the nunnery as her family.
Shao Wanru said with a smile, “Don’t worry, nun. If I need your help, I will definitely ask for it!” Under her limpid eyes, she couldn’t hide her charm and beauty even though she wore a very light robe.
Mingqiu Nun sighed and touched Shao Wanru’s head. Then she stood up and walked out.
The child had her own ideas and she seemed to be very confident now. Then let her go. Mingqiu Nun would ask someone to take care of her in case the child would suffer losses.
Not long after Mingqiu Nun left, Yujie came back. She had gone to the kitchen first to take several steamed buns, now she took them out and gave them to Shao Wanru.
Qu Le poured her a cup of warm water.
Looking at her Miss eating steamed buns, Yujie’s eyes turned red. Although made of white bread, they were just steamed buns, and they were secretly brought here. They would have to stay here for three years. If Huiqing and others made trouble for her for three years, how could she survive?
She and Qu Le didn’t care about the food. They were originally born into poor families. Although her Miss didn’t eat very well in the past, she couldn’t only eat steamed buns every day. It seemed that she even had no steamed buns to eat.
Shao Wanru took a steamed bun and took a bite. Then, she stood up.
Yujie picked up the small parcel with steamed buns and asked, “Miss, where are you going?”
“To the front. I heard that there are a few rites in the front today. Let’s go and see if there is anything that needs help!” Shao Wanru smiled slightly, as if she didn’t see Yujie’s reddish eyes.
“Miss, you can go after you finish eating. Besides, here… We haven’t cleaned up yet!” Qu Le also stood up, looked at the unwashed hall, and said angrily, “In a while, Huiqing and Huiming will come to trouble us again. Maybe they won’t even give you dinner.”
Remembering that Yujie once failed to steal a steamed bun and Miss really starved for a whole night, Qu Le was furious. They were so harsh and were not afraid of being blamed by Buddha.
Because of too many taboos, Miss Shao almost always listened to their words and received punishment almost every time, which made them forget who they were. Qu Le felt that her Miss had done something wrong. She should have warned them when she came. Then she would not be bullied like this.
Her miss was not so weak before!
“We won’t pack up, we’ll go outside to help! We’ll find a big one!” Shao Wanru wittily winked at Qu Le and kicked a rush cushion aside. She said to Yujie, “Let’s kick this place out of order before we go!”
After that, she also kicked the other one in a mess.
There were many nuns who listened to the scriptures just now. When they left, they put their cushion here and did not move all of the cushions aside. Some of the cushions had been put away by Qu Le, and some of them had not. The nuns listened to the scriptures in neat rows, which were arranged in good order. However, Shao Wanru kicked them and they were in a mess.
Shao Wanru glanced at the two servant girls and said with a smile, “Qu Le, Yujie, kick over some rush cushions and throw a few pieces of paper with steamed buns here. Then let’s go out and help them with the rites.”
It would be three years. She didn’t want to be under Shao Yanru’s control for three years…