Medical Princess - Chapter 494
At the door, Shao Yanru came in with a servant girl following her. She wore a turquoise light eight-piece long dress whose waist was winded and twisted by a plum-shaped ribbon. A light violaceous gauze jupe and a pair of light pink elbow sleeves, with Shao Yanru’s elegance and grace together, made people feel amazed by the refinement and freshness of the woman in front of them. Her gorgeous appearance even let her seem much more outstanding.
After she entered, she didn’t look around but bowed reverently to Rui’an Great Elder Princess who was sitting in the middle of the room and said, “Nice to see you, Great Elder Princess.”
“Get up.” Great Elder Princess waved her hands calmly and let her get up.
“Great Elder Princess, do you know where my fifth sister is? When my grandma and mother heard something bad happened to Yuhui Nunnery, they became quite anxious. My grandma even suffered a relapse of her old illness. My mother now is taking care of her and thus, she asked me to see whether my fifth sister is alright. If she doesn’t want to live here, she can get back to our mansion temporarily and can come back here after things are settled.”
Shao Yanru raised her head and a gentle smile with concern was on her face.
Rui’an Great Elder Princess’ gaze fell upon Shao Yanru’s face. During these two years, Shao Yanru actually seldom appeared in public, claiming that she wanted to devote herself to learning painting. Now, it seemed that this Miss Shao was unusual indeed as her words sounded very reasonable.
“Zhuozhuo was frightened by the incident last night. She now is unable to get up.” Great Elder Princess took a deep sigh, putting an anxious expression on her face.
“What? Fifth sister falls sick because of being shocked by the matter?” The smile on Shao Yanru’s face suddenly disappeared and was replaced by a worried look. Her moves and expression seemed that she did care about Shao Wanru, which made people think highly of her.
“Since such a terrible matter happened near the place where she lives, how can’t she, a little girl not get scared when living alone here?” Rui’an Great Elder Princess’ voice suddenly sounded cold when saying these words, “A relapse of her old illness? Is she also scared by the matter at this moment?”
Shao Wanru was very close to the incident site while Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion was far away from here. It sounded obvious that Rui’an Great Elder Princess was sneering at her.
“She has suffered this for years. She always gets sick and has to lie in bed to have a rest when the autumn comes. These days are no exception. Had not been because of this relapse of her illness, grandma would come to see fifth sister now. Fifth sister has been in Yuhui Nunnery for years. Every time she mentions this, she always bursts into tears.”
Shao Yanru explained gently, seeming that she was unaware of the irony in Great Elder Princess’ words. She still answered and listened to Great Elder Princess sincerely and patiently.
Shao Wanru, sitting behind the bamboo curtain, curved her mouth into a cold and ironic smile.
Shao Yanru was quite formidable. Hearing her words, everyone would think that she tried to build a good relationship with Shao Wanru. Even if those elders in Duke Xing’s Mansion had done something wrong before, she was trying to compensate. If she failed to make amends for the past, she was not the one who should be blamed as those people were her elders in the mansion!
What a sophisticated and exquisite lady! No wonder she would earn such a good reputation. In Chu Liuxin’s mind, she was also a perfect woman who valued sisterhood very much!
But sisterhood? It was because Shao Wanru had changed her situation this time and disclosed her background that Shao Yanru would try to maintain the so-called sisterhood. In her last life, Shao Yanru had never taken their sisterhood into consideration.
Obviously, it was not unconditional for her to mention this so-called sisterhood. Moreover, it was a provisory presentation for someone.
Shao Yanru’s answer was perfect as she not only explained the reason why Old Madam wasn’t here but even showed how Old Madam cherished Shao Wanru. Even though Great Elder Princess didn’t believe her words, she would not embarrass Shao Yanru at least. No matter how Great Elder Princess disliked Old Madam and Madam of Duke Xing, she would not attack Shao Yanru with all her strength.
“Ru’er now is uncomfortable and it is inconvenient for her to meet you. Please go back, First Miss Shao.” Although Rui’an Great Elder Princess would not wrestle with her, she didn’t like her. Thus, she said as waving her hands.
“I understand. These are some herbs which do good to one’s health. It is my grandma who asks me to bring them to fifth sister. Please give them to fifth sister!” Pointing at the present held by the servant girl, Shao Yanru said gently.
Great Elder Princess nodded and seemed unwilling to talk any more. After letting her servant girl put the present next to the entrance, Shao Yanru then left.
When she went to the yard, she found there were two servant girls standing beside. She motioned to Yujie and asked about Shao Wanru’s diet and details of last night’s event with concern after checking Yujie was Shao Wanru’s servant girl in the yard.
Yujie had been interrogated by the Prefectural Judge of Ministry of Justice before. Thus, when being asked by Shao Yanru, she then repeated her answer again.
After Shao Yanru asked her to take good care of Shao Wanru and told her to inform Duke Xing’s Mansion if something happened, Shao Yanru then left with her servant girl.
After she walked out of the yard and took a look back at it, later she turned and left without hesitation.
She then went to Pushan Nun’s Zen room as she could also be said to be Pushan Nun’s pupil. Since she had gone to Yuhui Nunnery, she also needed to visit her master.
After talking with Pushan Nun for nearly two hours, Shao Yanru then left.
Compared with the past, the number of people who came in and out Yuhui Nunnery nearly doubled, among which most people belonged to Ministry of Justice. Shao Yanru stood at the entrance. She didn’t get on the carriage at once but just squinted back at the nunnery and took a glance at those rushing officials of Ministry of Justice. Later she lightly covered her lips with her handkerchief, to hide her ironic smile.
Soon she got on the carriage of Duke Xing’s Mansion and headed to it.
After the carriage stopped, she quickly got off the carriage and found her brother leaving the mansion in a hurry. On the other side, seeing his sister getting off the carriage, his brother stopped immediately and waited for her.
“Brother, where are you going?” Shao Yanru came and asked.
“Wen Xichi invites me to join the tea party.” Swinging the fan in his hand, Shao Hua’an, the First Young Master of Duke Xing’s Mansion answered in an elegant manner.
Shao Yanru and Shao Hua’an both looked good. Shao Hua’an was very handsome and gentle and he also enjoyed a good reputation. However, since he missed the last spring exam, he wanted to have a try in the next exam.
Qi Tianyu ranked third in the last exam while Wen Xichi ranked first!
Wen Xichi first worked in the Imperial Academy and two years later, he joined the Ministry of Justice, which seemed that he had a very bright future. Those who entered the official circle with him at the same term were still struggling in the Imperial Academy. Nobody except him was eligible to get promoted to a position in the six ministries.
The six ministries had always been the skeleton frame of the imperial government.
Shao Hua’an and Wen Xichi had grown up together and they didn’t get estranged because of Wen Xichi’s promotion.
Such a serious incident happened in Yuhui Nunnery. However, Wen Xichi, who worked in Ministry of Justice, didn’t go to investigate but still had a mood to hold a tea party. It was quite weird.
“No. Many masters in the capital city will also attend the party. The tea party has been arranged and we all have been invited earlier. The tea party should be canceled today but Wen Xichi says it is unnecessary to call it off. He claims that he is available in the morning and he only needs to work in the afternoon. Therefore, he asks us to get together in the morning.”
As Shao Hua’an explained, he looked at Shao Yanru, checked around, frowned and said, “Fifth sister is not going to go downhill? Didn’t a terrible incident just happen? It is inappropriate for her, a little girl to stay in the mountain!”
“You hope her to go downhill?” Smiling thoughtfully, Shao Yanru seemed to mean something.
Shao Hua’an threw up his hands and said, “Do I have the right to decide these things?”
Shao Yanru smiled much more brightly. She said impliedly, “We do have no right to decide this but since it is our mansion’s internal affairs, it is not easy for those people to get involved in this.”
“Since you understand, just do it as you wish. I am going to meet my friends now!” Leaving these words, Shao Hua’an hurriedly strode away.
They both understood.
Seeing her brother leaving, Shao Yanru smiled and walked in the mansion. She had to try harder to persuade Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion. Having Rui’an Great Elder Princess as grandma? Her grandma was much more powerful than Shao Wanru’s.
As Rui’an Great Elder Princess needed to take care of Shao Wanru, she now temporarily lived in a room in Shao Wanru’s courtyard while Shao Wanru lived in Shao Yanru’s. Her two servant girls, Qu Le and Yujie also came to serve her. Besides them, there came a new servant girl named Qing’er.
Since she was only a rough maid who was in charge of something inferior, most people didn’t pay more attention to her but only thought it was Rui’an Great Elder Princess who sent her to take care of Shao Wanru.
People in Yuhui Nunnery were questioned again and again while even Shao Wanru whose identity was so special was interrogated twice, not to mention others.
Since Yuhui Nunnery had experienced such a misfortune, the number of pilgrims had halved. Those people just wanted to pray to the Buddha tranquilly and were unwilling to get involved in these issues.
One day, Wen Xichi suddenly came to meet her.
Although Shao Wanru didn’t leave the courtyard, even the silence room, she was clear about what had happened outside. As Qing’er was able to walk around outside, she could obtain a lot of information. Compared with Yujie and Qu Le, she was less conspicuous.
“Ask him the reason why he comes here.” Hearing the message that Wen Xichi asked for meeting her, Shao Wanru paused for a moment and then said to Yujie.
Yujie nodded and quickly she came back, saying, “Master Wen says that he once misunderstood miss and intends to apologize in person.”
Putting down the pen in her hand, Shao Wanru stared at an osmanthus tree in the painting. Paused, she said, “Tell him it is okay. There is no need to apologize and just let go of it.”
Two years ago, Wen Xichi not only doubted her but even had an ulterior motive to get close to her. With time passing by, she had saved those people whom she tried to save and she had requited favors as she could.
In her last life, Wen Xichi had been involved in trouble and lying in the bed now. Moreover, he didn’t rank first in the same exam which Qi Tianyu also joined. Obviously, his life had been changed. Considering the way he treated Gu Xishu, she knew he would not experience the tragedy again. Given that, he now had nothing to do with her.
She had done her best to help him. Since she now was in trouble, if others found out that she had something to do with Wen Xichi, the saying would not do good to them!
She had finished her tasks. And she would have nothing to do with this man no matter what might happen next…