Medical Princess - Chapter 495
Nobody knew when it started to rain. It was only sprinkling but the chill in the air swept away the heat in late summer and early autumn.
Standing at the gate of Yuhui Nunnery, Wen Xichi turned back and stared at the cascading lofty Buddha halls which seemed much more tranquil in the dimness of the rain. However, he clearly knew that it was not the scene in his dream.
In that scene, it was also raining but he was not standing here but lying in the bed next to a window, with a delicate and slender female silhouette beside him. He could not see the woman’s face clearly but he could feel that she was feeding him medicine tenderly. Reaching out and touching his forehead, she smiled mildly with her watery eyes shining.
Although he could not figure out who she was, he couldn’t stop thinking of Shao Wanru.
When he woke up, he couldn’t help associating the female figure with Shao Wanru while he was clear that there actually was no comparison.
Shao Wanru he saw today was the one she was two years ago. Thus, her figure was totally different from the female’s, not to mention her weight and height. However, he just could not help thinking that the silhouette belonged to Shao Wanru. Frankly speaking, the female was Shao Wanru, who was two years older than the one she was now. He then intended to take this opportunity of investigating in Yuhui Nunnery to have a look at Shao Wanru and to see whether she was the one in his dream.
In fact, the female seldom appeared when he went to dream. However, since he had dreamed of this same female three times, Wen Xichi began to have great interest in figuring out this matter!
Reaching out and touching his head, he felt that he might think too much when seeing his servant holding an umbrella for him. It was merely a dream and how could he take it seriously. How could he even associate the female silhouette with Shao Wanru who had nothing to do with him? What a joke.
He had always been very sober and bright but his mind must wander now.
Wen Xichi looked back at Yuhui Nunnery. “How is the clear and bright girl who I met two years ago going on now? However, no matter how she is now, I have nothing to do with her. After all, she must become an extraordinary woman enjoying a high status now. But if she needs my help, I will do my best to support her.”
The matter of misunderstanding the girl aside, he was clear that he should thank her for helping him know who Gu Xishu really was. However, it was unnecessary for him to appreciate her in person. As it was inconvenient for a male and a female to get too close, they might be unable to see each other any longer. Thinking of this, he suddenly felt heavy-hearted namelessly.
But soon he gave a sour grin!
“Master, do we go back to our mansion now?” Seeing Wen Xichi getting on his carriage, the coachman asked with his whip snapped.
“No, Prince Yue’s Mansion!” Wen Xichi paused for a moment and then answered, leaving those messy thoughts behind.
Although Ministry of Justice was in charge of the matter of Yuhui Nunnery, Prince Yue was the one who held the reins. Thus, the ministry should report to Prince Yue.
Actually, it should be the minister of Justice who should report to Prince Yue as however important Wen Xichi was, he was only an ordinary official in Ministry of Justice. But since he was really good at writing, the minister quite favored him. Several days ago, he even had asked Wen Xichi to make a detailed memorial to the throne for this matter and let him send it to Prince Yue who later would also send this memorial to the Emperor.
Significant as the matter of Yuhui Nunnery was, which even shocked the Emperor, nobody figured out the truth in the end. Nobody knew where those men in black came from and what their purpose was. Inside the nunnery, everyone was still there, except those deads.
Minister of Justice himself actually was very frightened as he still didn’t find out the truth of this matter which had been known by the Emperor. Thus, he asked Wen Xichi to present the memorial to Prince Yue first, which, obviously, seemed that Wen Xichi ran errands for him.
The coachman quickly veered the carriage and then headed to the Prince Yue’s Mansion which was located under the mountain.
Wen Xichi lifted up the curtain and his gaze fell upon Yuhui Nunnery spontaneously again. It had been more than 2 years since Shao Wanru had moved into Yuhui Nunnery. In another half a year, she might get down the hill. Given that Duke Xing’s Mansion had always been restless, he could give a hand to her as his mansion was close to hers.
Wen Xichi had been willing to help Shao Wanru in order to pay her back for her warning him of his schemed cousin. However, everything was unpredictable and he didn’t know that he would stand on the opposite side against her.
Yuhui Nunnery became quiet again, which delighted Shao Wanru. Shao Wanru didn’t walk outside until Qing’er told her that all officials of Ministry of Justice had withdrawn from Yuhui Nunnery.
The drizzle made the whole mountain misty and foggy, which made people feel relaxed and delightful and brought them an ethereal quality.
The drizzling scene in Yuhui Nunnery was very beautiful. Standing in the doorway and watching the view outside, she felt peaceful and tranquil.
It was very quiet in the nunnery. Those servant girls were doing their own jobs and nobody came to spoil her mood. However, a continuous bang sound on the door broke the serenity.
“Go and check it,” Shao Wanru said to Qing’er who now was standing in the doorway.
Qing’er answered, then she quickly ran to the door and opened it. The instant she opened it, a person hurriedly broke in which scared her and made her almost fall down. Holding the door, she looked at the woman in front of her, stunned.
“You are?” Qing’er didn’t know her as she just began to serve Shao Wanru and was not familiar with people in the nunnery.
“Is your lady here?” The woman looked confounded. Raising her head and finding Shao Wanru standing in the doorway, she hurriedly ran to her.
“Miss Mo, how are you?” As Yujie knew her, she quickly walked forward and greeted her.
She was Mo Qiuyi, who also lived in Yuhui Nunnery to cultivate herself. She was also the one whom Chu Liuxin mistook. She had been living in the mountain for a long time, even longer than Shao Wanru. It was also said that she was a relative of a nun of Yuhui Nunnery while she had no other relatives in the world so she decided to cultivate herself in Yuhui Nunnery. She had met Shao Wanru for several times, but they seldom had much to do with each other.
“Fifth Miss Shao, could you please do me a favor?” Mo Qiuyi bowed to Shao Wanru and said. She looked pale with her hair sticking to her forehead, which covered her fair appearance.
“May I ask what that is?” Looking her up and down, Shao Wanru answered gently.
“My best hometown friend had planned to accompany me in Yuhui Nunnery for several days, but we didn’t expect that such a thing would happen. Although Ministry of Justice has withdrawn, the interrogation under the mountain is still very strict. May I ask you whether you can let Rui’an Great Elder Princess bring her downhill when she leaves?”
Wiping sweat, Mo Qiuyi gasped and said.
“Didn’t Ministry of Justice find her in the mountain?” Looking at Mo Qiuyi’s anxious face, Shao Wanru asked in a confused way.
If she had been interrogated by Ministry of Justice, she just only needed to answer when being questioned again, as meeting people of Ministry of Justice who guarded the roads under the mountain.
“I let her hide. The reason why she comes here is that she wants me to help her. Her family intends to force her to marry a seventy- or eighty-year-old as his step-wife.” Biting her lips, Mo Qiuyi answered helplessly, “I don’t dare to let others find her. Every time when people come here, I will let her hide in the back mountain.”
The mountain behind Yuhui Nunnery was very large. Although it enjoyed some beautiful scenes, there were still some places where people seldom went even though Yuhui Nunnery was next to it. Some places which were heavily forested were cliffy and very dangerous. It was also very dangerous for those who enjoyed strong limbs. Moreover, nuns in Yuhui Nunnery seldom went there.
“You let her hide in the mountain behind the nunnery? It is too dangerous. A loss can result in death!” Shao Wanru screamed with shock while her eyes were shining.
“We have no idea. She says if being found and forced to go home, she would rather die than marry the old man!” said Mo Qiuyi helplessly.
No sixteen-year-old girl would be willing to marry a seventy- or even eighty-year-old man as this would drive one crazy.
Shao Wanru paused for a moment and she didn’t promise her immediately.
“I heard Fifth Miss Shao is Rui’an Great Elder Princess’ granddaughter. If Great Elder Princess can help her, she can definitely get away from the interrogation! I really hope you can do me this favor!” Mo Qiuyi bowed deeply to Shao Wanru and said hurriedly without caring about her messy look.
Shao Wanru seemed to be aware of something while she looked hesitant.
“Fifth Miss Shao, please? You have been cultivating yourself in the mountain and observing mourning for your parents. You would not do nothing to save a girl who has no relative from ruin. If she is caught, she might really try to kill herself! She has been very stern since she was a little girl. And that’s why she would run away her wedding. If, if Fifth Miss Shao, you refuse to save her, I fear that she might run to another extreme.”
Mo Qiuyi cried bitterly with tears dropping on her face and looked pitiful.
“Miss Mo, I am afraid that it is inconvenient for grandma to do this. I think you’d better wait for another couple of days. When people of my mansion come, I can let them bring your friend downhill. Is that okay?” Shao Wanru asked softly.
“Fifth Miss Shao, I know you are from Duke Xing’s Mansion. However, a servant from Duke Xing’s Mansion cannot compare to Rui’an Great Elder Princess’. If the latter can help, it must be safer for her.”
Mo Qiuyi wiped away her tears and stared at Shao Wanru, begging, “The thing should be done sooner rather than later! If others find that she is with me, she will lose her life!”
“Where are you from? Is that place close to here?” Shao Wanru asked surprisedly.
“Not very far, so I fear that someone will find out the truth. Hope you can help me!” said Mo Qiuyi vaguely.
Even Qu Le felt something was wrong. Walking behind Shao Wanru, she stared at Mo Qiuyi and was suspicious of this neighbor, Miss Mo.
“Miss Mo is too hurried. Is that really urgent? Will that old man go to the mountain and look for her now?”
“Miss Mo, I can’t decide for my grandma. If you can wait for another couple of days, I will plan to let your hometown friend leave here and nobody will find out in case your hometown friend gets hurt,” Shao Wanru said gently with a much milder look.
However, Mo Qiuyi changed her face and stood up, saying, “Fifth Miss Shao, if you can help, then you can help her immediately. But if you are unwilling to help, then just let me know. You don’t have to find these answers to fool me.”
Then, she turned around and ran outside.
“What? Miss, how can she!” Qu Le was so angry that she wanted to stop Mo Qiuyi but this Miss Mo ran too fast and soon disappeared in the distance.
“Miss, what does she want to do? She even can’t wait for another couple of days. Even if her hometown friend doesn’t want to marry the old man, it is unnecessary for her to do this so hurriedly. I heard that her hometown is quite far away from here, so even people there find out her friend is here, they will not come to catch her so fast! Moreover, you have promised her that you can help her.”
Yujie was more incisive but she also got confused.
“I don’t know what she wants to do but since we are in a very special time, we cannot get grandma involved!” Shao Wanru said, looking dark. As she watched the rain, a thought occurred to her. Although the matter had nothing to do with her last life, a trace of coldness appeared in her watery eyes.
Mo Qiuyi was a sophisticated person..