Medical Princess - Chapter 519
Although Shao Wanru left first, she walked slowly. Shao Yanru, who left after her, caught up with her in a few steps and said that she also felt a little uncomfortable and wanted to go back with Shao Wanru.
Thus, the two of them walked slowly while chatting. After walking for a short distance, they suddenly heard a voice from behind, “Misses, please stay for a while!”
Shao Wanru and Shao Yanru exchanged glances and turned around in confusion.
They had seen the guard of the Ministry of Justice outside their courtyard when going out. At the moment, the guard was standing behind an impressive young man in his twenties.
“Are you the Misses of Duke Xing’s Mansion?” The young man stepped forward, and asked after saluting with joined hands.
Shao Wanru took a step back. Shao Yanru was the older one, so she should do the talking at this moment.
“We are from Duke Xing’s Mansion. May I ask why you are here?” Shao Yanru measured the young man, who looked quite impressive, with the eye and asked.
“That’s good. That’s good. I have a letter entrusted by someone and want to give it to the Fifth Miss Shao.” The young man took out a letter from his sleeve, handed it over and said with a smile.
Shao Wanru raised her watery eyes in surprise and looked at the man in front of her. She was sure that she did not know him.
“Since you have a letter for my master, why do you wait for my master here instead of sending it over directly?” Yujie stepped forward to stand in front of Shao Wanru and asked.
She was taller than Shao Wanru, so she completely blocked Shao Wanru.
“I intended to send it to your courtyard. However, my friend, that asked me to deliver the letter, said that I must deliver the letter to the Fifth Miss Shao or at least I should watch the Fifth Miss Shao receive the letter with my own eyes. In order to merit my friend’s trust, I have to make bold to stop the Fifth Miss Shao when you go out!”
The young man said with a smile and intended to look across Yujie’s shoulders. The girl behind her seemed to be the Fifth Miss Shao, while the other girl of heavenly beauty in front of him was definitely the First Miss of Duke Xing’s Mansion who was known as the first beauty in the capital city. She was gorgeous and impressive as he expected.
As a childe from a noble family in the capital city, he was naturally well-mannered. So he didn’t look sidelong at the two Misses when saluting with joined hands. Now he wanted to have a look at the Fifth Miss Shao, Yujie had stood in front of her.
Nevertheless, he did not care about whether he could see the Fifth Miss Shao or not. He was just amazed by the beauty of the First Miss Shao who was incomparable with any other ladies he had met. It was said that the First Miss Shao had not been engaged. At the thought of this, he felt his heart palpitating with excitement.
Yujie didn’t accept the letter, but asked, “Friend? Who is your friend?”
Shao Wanru tilted her head behind Yujie to glance at the young man in front and saw that Shao Yanru had attracted all his attention. Although he was talking to Yujie, he stole a glance at Shao Yanru from time to time with a slightly blushed face.
“The Fifth Miss will understand after reading the letter!” Although he was displeased that a maid dared to ask him reproachfully, it was inconvenient to rebuke her in front of the beauty he liked. He just said with slight displeasure, “It is said to be a very important thing related to the Fifth Miss’s safety. She will get it after reading the letter carefully!”
After saying that, he stretched out his hand impatiently, motioning for Yujie to take it.
Compared with the Fifth Miss Shao who seemed to have an affair with a man, now he was more willing to talk to the First Miss Shao. In the past, he had only heard about her, but now he met her face to face. Knowing her by her reputation was not as good as meeting her in person. Her beauty was beyond his imagination. She was as pretty as jade and fascinatingly delicate indeed.
“I’m afraid you have made a mistake. I don’t know your friend and won’t accept your letter. Please return the letter to your friend!”
Shao Wanru said lightly.
“Fifth Miss, how is it possible that you don’t know him? You two have grown up together and could be considered…” With his mind occupied by Shao Yanru at the moment, the young man was not in the mood to deal with Shao Wanru’s response, so he said impatiently.
“How dare you! Who sent you to tarnish my reputation?” Shao Wanru shouted harshly.
As soon as she said that, the young man immediately realized that he had made an indiscreet remark. When he intended to apologize, he heard Shao Wanru say coldly, “If you intend to deliver a letter, just turn to my grandma. She will give me the letter if she does not think that someone intends to set me up with it.”
After saying that, she turned around and left. Yujie looked at the young man with her hands on her hips and said, “Hey, who intends to set up my master? If Great Elder Princess finds out the person, she will definitely teach him a lesson!”
After that, she turned and left with Shao Wanru.
“Oh, I didn’t mean it. I’m really entrusted by someone…” The young man was anxious and said loudly. He intended to stop Shao Wanru, but unexpectedly Yujie turned her head and gave him a fierce look.
“Is this letter for… Fifth Sister?” With a sparkle in her eyes, Shao Yanru asked curiously.
“Big Sister, if you accept the letter, I will think that you also want to set me up!” There suddenly came Shao Wanru’s voice from ahead with a bit of piercing coldness.
After saying that, she turned at the path and disappeared with Yujie.
“Miss, why does the Fifth Miss do this again…” Shuqi felt indignant for Shao Yanru and said. She realized that someone else was around halfway through her words, and hurriedly minced her words.
“Again?” the young man said and seemed to have realized something, looking at Shao Yanru with some pity in his eyes. He did not expect that the First Miss Shao would be bullied by her younger sister. She was so pitiful.
Thinking back of what the Fifth Miss Shao said just now, he felt furious. He heard that the Fifth Miss Shao was raised outside of the capital. She was indeed ill-mannered and unable to tell his kindness so that she said that he intended to set her up. It was nonsense. He just intended to give her the letter his friend entrusted to him.
“Stop talking nonsense!” Shao Yanru rebuked in a soft voice.
Shuqi looked aggrieved, but did not dare to say anything else and looked very well-behaved, which left a better impression on the young man.
“Is this letter really for Fifth Sister?” Shao Yanru turned to the young man and asked hesitantly.
The young man pinched the envelope in his hand. It was inappropriate for him to give it or keep it at this moment, so he said in embarrassment, “It’s for the Fifth Miss. An old friend of the Fifth Miss entrusted me to give it to her. For fear that the letter would be lost, he specially asked me to give it to the Fifth Miss personally. I didn’t expect that the Fifth Miss would misunderstand it. First Miss, what do you think…”
“I dare not accept this letter. Otherwise, my fifth sister will blame me!” Shao Yanru shook her head and said helplessly. She could have accepted it, but what Shao Wanru said just now made her unable to intervene in it. She did not expect Shao Wanru to be so vigilant.
“But this letter…” the young man said reluctantly. He had struck his chest and promised it. He knew someone of the Ministry of Justice guarding in the Yuhui Nunnery, which made it convenient for him to meet the Fifth Miss of Duke Xing’s Mansion, who couldn’t go out easily in the Yuhui Nunnery. Unexpectedly, the Fifth Miss avoided him as if avoiding a snake. Could it be possible that she had an affair with Qi Tianyu as he expected?
“I can do nothing about it. It’s up to you!” Shao Yanru bowed sideways and said softly. Her impressive appearance and polished manners totally fascinated the young man. He was in a daze, only thinking that the First Miss Shao in front of him indeed had both a beautiful face and a beautiful soul.
Seeing that she was about to leave, he subconsciously took two steps forward and said, “First Miss Shao…”
Shao Yanru stopped, turned around and asked with a smile, “What else can I do for you, Sir?”
“Uh…” The young man blushed in embarrassment and could not even speak. He did not know why he called her. Hearing her question at the moment, he looked very embarrassed.
“May I ask who asked you to deliver the letter?” Watching his embarrassed look, Shao Yanru smiled softly and seemed to just ask a random question to help him out of the predicament.
“Qi Tianyu, the third scholar in the last imperial examination.” The young man, who felt that the First Miss Shao in front of him had a pure heart and spirit, answered hurriedly.
“The third scholar?” Shao Yanru said, seeming to be a little interested.
“Yes, he is. I heard that he grew up with the Fifth Miss Shao. Knowing that the Fifth Miss Shao gets stuck in the Yuhui Nunnery, he asked me to deliver a letter to her.”
The young man waved the letter in his hand and said helplessly.
He actually did it out of kindness. Because he had been rebuked just now, he had to describe them as friends growing up together instead of childhood sweethearts.
“Fifth Sister indeed grew up in Jiangzhou. Thank you for your trouble!” Shao Yanru acted decently as she always did. She bowed to the young man again, and then turned around and left slowly.
This time, the young man did not dare to stop her. He just watched Shao Yanru leaving affectionately and thought that the First Miss Shao was so perfect that if any man could marry her, the man couldn’t be more satisfied with his life…
Not long after Shao Wanru returned to the silence room, Shao Yanru also came back and got into the silence room. She asked Shuqi to go back to her room to clean up, and said that her room was somewhat out of order after a long time of her absence and Shuqi had spent her spare time cleaning her room,
“Fifth Sister, I just asked the man, and he said that the letter is from Qi Tianyu, the third scholar. Is he the elder brother of Sister Rongzhi?” Shao Yanru took the teacup from Yujie, and asked curiously after taking a sip.
Shao Wanru looked up at her and saw an exaggerated smile on her face. She raised the corners of her mouth to show a sarcastic smile and said, “When we were in Jiangzhou, he and the First Miss Qin had once been engaged. Later, the First Miss Qin intended to marry into Duke Yong’s Mansion, so she and her mother, Madam Di, attempted to make me marry him with a trick. When we left Jiangzhou later, the First Young Master of the Qi Family shifted the blame onto me and claimed to bear life long grudges against me!”
“Big Sister, do you think it’s normal for someone bearing life long grudges against me to give me a letter to show his concern for me?”
“Life long grudges?” Shao Yanru was stunned for a moment and said. She really didn’t expect this answer, because Qi Tianyu had never mentioned it.
“Yes, life long grudges!” Shao Wanru looked at Shao Yanru with a slight smile and said lazily, as if she was talking about someone else’s business.
With her face changing slightly, Shao Yanru said indignantly, “Who does he think he is? How dare he say that!”
“Perhaps he thinks that I have a different identity now or he can take advantage of me. Of course, it is also possible that someone intends to take advantage of him to tarnish my reputation. Big Sister, you know numerous people in the capital city. Who do you think is most likely to set me up? I have been living a secluded life on the mountain with just a few acquaintances around since I was recognized as the Fifth Miss of our mansion!” Shao Wanru asked with a faint smile.
“This… is really hard to say. Since this man surnamed Qi has an evil intent, we should just lead some servants to go to take the letter and ruin it, lest your reputation be involved.” Shao Yanru felt indignant for Shao Wanru and said.
“Go there directly to ask for it?” Shao Wanru raised her eyebrows and asked.
“No, it will attract much attention.” Shao Yanru shook her head and said.
“What do you mean, big sister?” Shao Wanru gave a perfect answer.