Medical Princess - Chapter 497
Chapter 497 Going too far! Old Madam’s Gift!
It was Nanny Yu who served Old Madam. “Fifth Miss, Old Madam sends me to see you and to inform you that she will come to Yuhui Nunnery to meet you after a few days. Besides, she will worship Buddha and pray for the nunnery. Here are the birthday gifts she gives you, Fifth Miss,” said Nanny Yu after she presented those gifts to Shao Wanru with a bright smile.
Although she had been serving Old Madam for a very long time and even enjoyed a relatively high status in the mansion, she now still treated Shao Wanru very reverently, especially there sat Rui’an Great Elder Princess who was glaring at her.
“How thoughtful your Old Madam is. It seems that she doesn’t worry that her preparation will cut short your Fifth Miss’ normal span of life.” Rui’an Great Elder Princess sneered.
Hearing this, Nanny Yu felt not at par. Rui’an Great Elder Princess had always been in bad terms with Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion. This situation didn’t vanish with time passing by but even became much more terrible.
“Old Madam has not seen Fifth Miss for long and she misses her so much. Moreover, since such a thing just happened in Yuhui Nunnery, she worries about Fifth Miss. Thus, she plans to celebrate Fifth Miss’ birthday and then she can have a look at Fifth Miss.” Nanny Yu tried to explain with a smile.
“She is a young girl. She now cultivates herself in Yuhui Nunnery and observes mourning for her parents. But according to your Old Madam’s plan, she wants to make this birthday as noisy and messy as possible. Does she even want the whole city to know this just in order to make Zhuozhuo unable to live a tranquil life in Yuhui Nunnery?”
Great Elder Princess sounded much colder.
Nanny Yu’s face changed. She had talked to Old Madam in a euphemistical way that it was inappropriate to hold a birthday party for Fifth Miss who was observing mourning for her parents.
However, Old Madam had listened to First Miss and thought Yuhui Nunnery was a good place to arrange the party and the time was perfect as she could come to see her biological granddaughter by taking this opportunity that Shao Wanru’s birthday was coming and such a terrible thing just happened in Yuhui Nunnery. Unlike the saying that Duke Xing’s Mansion disliked Fifth Miss Shao, now it obviously seemed that Old Madam was very kind to Fifth Miss and she did like her.
“When you go back, you just tell your Old Madam that if she really wants to treat Zhuozhuo sincerely, just don’t mention the birthday party. She can choose whether she wants to send Zhuozhuo gifts.”
Seeing Nanny Yu’s face, Rui’an Great Elder Princess immediately understood. Slightly smiling and looking cold, she glanced at those gifts lying on the ground and said, “Take these things away. How can Zhuozhuo wear those gorgeous clothes? Or did your First Miss wear these kinds of clothes when living here?”
Shao Wanru’s gaze fell upon those gifts when hearing what Rui’an Great Elder Princess said, and on the top of them were Several rolls of brocades. They both had the brightest colors, brightest red and brightest green. Since these colors actually quite fit young girls like Shao Wanru, it thus could not say that the colors were totally wrong.
However, it was not suitable for this place.
Pulling lightly the dark robe, Shao Wanru curved her mouth into an ironic smile.
The color of her lips was much brighter than that of others. Even if she didn’t wear lipstick, others would still think her lips were very fascinating and enchanting. If she did put on these gorgeous clothes, nobody would believe that she was observing mourning for her parents and was cultivating herself.
When Shao Yanru left the mountain, the first thing she did was to build a good reputation for herself. Now when she was about to leave, the very first thing Shao Yanru intended to do was to make her notorious.
What a sophisticated woman who thought everyone was a fool!
Had she not noticed the brocade in the box and had she received these rolls of brocades, the clothes before which didn’t belong to her would become hers.
Eyelashes fluttering, she glanced at the eight servant girls behind Nanny Yu. What a big group. It seemed that there must be many more people on the way to here.
“But, they are only a small part of the gifts Old Madam gives Fifth Miss. If I take them back after bringing them here, I am afraid that Old Madam will get angry,” Nanny Yu replied anxiously. She then turned around and talked to Shao Wanru, “Fifth Miss, can you just receive them? Even if you dislike them, you cannot embarrass Old Madam. One should not say no to things that the elderly gives.”
“Nanny Yu, I like them but it is not appropriate to receive these kinds of brocades in Yuhui Nunnery. If Old Madam really cares about me, she will understand!”
Shao Wanru smiled coldly but didn’t show it on her face. Squinting a little bit, she answered in a gentle manner.
If she was concerned about her, she would know that it was inappropriate to give her gifts at this time. If not, then there was no need to pretend that she liked her.
Shao Wanru explained it in a very direct way.
“Just go. Servant! Send them out!” Rui’an Great Elder Princess gave an order without hesitation. Nanny Gao who stood beside her waved her hands and soon several servant girls came and put away those gifts on the ground.
There came also eight servant girls!
Nanny Gao took Nanny Yu’s hand and sent her out of the door with a smile. Although she looked gentle, she pushed Nanny Yu out in a not gentle way.
Seeing Nanny Yu outside the room, the eight servant girls of Duke Xing’s Mansion looked at each other and then looked at Rui’an Great Elder Princess who looked serious and indifferent. They were scared by her expression, quickly lowered their heads and hurriedly left the room.
“Nanny Yu, this way. Great Elder Princess is in a bad mood. You’d better leave now. Let me send you out.” Pretending to be kind and warm-hearted, Nanny Gao took Nanny Yu’s hand and tried to force her to walk outside the room.
Nanny Yu tried to struggle but when hearing her words, she gave up and left with taking Nanny Gao’s hand very resignedly.
Since Great Elder Princess was in a bad mood, even Old Madam didn’t dare to provoke her. If she kept asking to stay, she would die immediately.
Duke Xing’s Mansion sent nine servant girls here, including Nanny Yu. Now including Nanny Yu and Nanny Gao, there were eighteen servants sending people from Duke Xing’s Mansion to the gate of Yuhui Nunnery. The pomp was much significant than that of Duke Xing’s Mansion, which amazed people around. Some had seen Nanny Yu walk in and now they saw her walking out with gifts and Nanny Gao who was sending her out.
Many people started to talk about this matter. Some people who were well-informed immediately realized that it was Duke Xing’s Mansion who tried to send gifts to Fifth Miss Shao who cultivated herself and observed mourning for her parents in Yuhui Nunnery. When seeing those bright colors, they all thought Fifth Miss Shao could not leave this gorgeous stuff behind her mind even though she claimed she wanted to remain silent. However, seeing those brocades being given back, the person who prepared these must have no idea about Fifth Miss!
Although they didn’t figure out who sent these gifts, they thought the one from Duke Xing’s Mansion was really impolite and stupid.
After Nanny Yu was brought outside the room by Nanny Gao, Shao Wanru stood up and took out the gorgeous clothes from the box aside. She turned back and walked towards Rui’an Great Elder Princess with showing it to her grandma, saying, “Grandma, do you think that the collar is made up of Colorful Yarn?”
Great Elder Princess looked at the box at the corner in astonishment and then watched the clothes in Shao Wanru’s hands carefully. Suddenly, she felt sympathetic for her. Shao Wanru was at a perfect age now and was really pretty but now she had to stay in Yuhui Nunnery and could not wear her favorite clothes but hide them. Thinking about this, she felt more resentful towards Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion.
Without the old fool, her dear granddaughter would not become like this!
“Grandma? Don’t you know either?” Not noticing Great Elder Princess was absent, Shao Wanru then thought she didn’t know how this collar was made or she didn’t recognize the Colorful Yarn as it was not obvious. Then she asked again when lightly pulling her sleeves.
This time, she brought Great Elder Princess’ mind back. She first touched the collar and then lifted up against the sun. She finally was sure after a while. “It is Colorful Yarn but why there was just little Colorful Yarn made in the collar! If you like it, I will ask Empress Dowager tomorrow whether she has Colorful Yarn and I will make a suit for you!”
Shao Wanru was stunned but soon she realized that Great Elder Princess misunderstood. She chuckled.
“Why? Am I wrong?” Rui’an Great Elder Princess was confused because of her reaction and then she looked at Yujie who was also giggling.
“Great Elder Princess, it doesn’t belong to my miss but we found it in the box. Before we came here, the box has existed and been locked. Once my miss asked me to break it open and then we found this dress in the box.”
Yujie hurried to explain with a smile.
There was a lot of information in her words. Hearing that Rui’an Great Elder Princess looked darker. Picking up the clothes, she checked carefully and then her face turned serious all of a sudden.
“Zhuozhuo, the First Miss of Duke Xing’s Mansion is vicious!”
“You also think that? So do I! However, I have no idea why she hates me and I have even never met her before!”
Shao Wanru organized her expression and said in confusion. When Shao Yanru came that day, Shao Wanru hid herself, which meant that they didn’t meet each other actually.
“Everyone in Duke Xing’s Mansion is vicious! Like father, like son! Her mother is venomous and no wonder her daughter would also be such a malicious person!”
Rui’an Great Elder Princess sneered with hatred towards Duke Xing’s Mansion. Shaking the clothes in her hand, she said, “The piece of clothes looks good. The brocades and this piece of clothes seem to be made up of the same material. The Colorful Yarn used in the collar makes it much expensive. Although there is only a little yarn here, it is enough as the whole imperial palace doesn’t have much Colorful Yarn. How rich Duke Xing’s Mansion is!”
“What do you mean?” Shao Wanru nodded. Since she knew it was made up of Colorful Yarn, she was much surer that Shao Yanru planed this.
“Let me take this piece of clothes and throw it back to the old fool! Let her know what kind of the person her favorite granddaughter whom she has praised for decades is!” Rui’an Great Elder Princess suddenly stood up and was about to leave.
However, Shao Wanru stopped her. “Grandma, even if you show her this dress, she will not think that this piece of clothes belongs to Shao Yanru but will only feel that I, or you try to plot against Shao Yanru!” Shao Wanru rolled her eyes and slightly opened her mouth. A clean smile appeared on her face. “What about this? Grandma, can you look for a lock, a very old lock and have a look at a gift with me?”