Medical Princess - Chapter 709
Madam? Shao Wanru smiled slightly and continued looking at the teacup in her hand. Ning Xueqing, a concubine who could be addressed as Madam, was obviously powerful in the Wang’s Mansion.
In the last life, Wang Shengxue didn’t want to marry Ning Xueqing at first, but she managed to marry him!
Ning Xueqing, who seemed to be shocked, smiled apologetically at Old Madam, and then dragged the old maid aside and asked, “What happened?”
She didn’t talk loudly, but it was so quiet in the living room that the others could vaguely hear it. Although they were drinking tea, they all strained their ears to listen to the conversation between Ning Xueqing and the old maid.
“Ma… Madam… the corpse seemed to come back to life…” the old maid said in astonishment and panic.
All the others in the living room became nervous. They were all women, so they were most afraid of this kind of thing. What was more, someone among them had a guilty conscience. From Shao Wanru’s angle of view, she immediately saw that Shao Yanru shivered a little with her face suddenly turning pale and hurriedly reached out to keep her balance.
“What nonsense are you talking about? How could it be possible?” Ning Xueqing rebuked the old maid.
“Madam… it… it’s true…” As the old maid spoke, she almost burst into tears in fear. “Many people heard the sounds from inside the coffin… We… we… we were all badly scared…”
There were two old maids and a maid at the place where the coffin was stopped, and they all collapsed on the spot in fear.
“Ma… Madam… you said… said that the First Miss died… died of persecution. Only those who died of persecution… will be unwilling to leave…” the old maid stammered with her teeth trembling, sounding creepy.
Shao Yanru’s face was as pale as snow. No matter how vicious and scheming she was, she was panic-stricken in face of this kind of thing.
“Where… where… is Young Master?” Ning Xueqing, who was also frightened, became tongue-tied and stammered, behaving in a way completely different from the way she had behaved before.
Seeing Ning Xueqing panic, the old maid became more frightened and said, “He… he’s not here. He has gone out at this time…”
Ning Xueqing pulled herself together and said, “Let me… Let’s go and have a look… Bring… a few more people with us, including… the manservants outside!”
She seemed to intend to appease the others, but the way she spoke and her request to bring all the servants to boost her courage made them even more panicked.
Shao Wanru calmly watched them, picked up the teacup at hand and took another sip. After that, she slowly put it down and sneered silently.
If ghosts really existed, she would be the fierce ghost who climbed up from the sea of blood. She was really not afraid of such a trick!
However, she was not afraid, but it did not mean that the others were not either. Shao Yanru had lost her usual calmness and kept drinking tea.
“Ru’er!” Old Madam scolded her in a low voice.
Only then did Shao Yanru return to herself. She looked at Ning Xueqing with a pale face and then slowly narrowed her eyes.
Ning Xueqing left the old maid there, walked over and said with a forced smile, “Old Madam and Misses, I’m going outside to have a look. Please sit down for a while, and it will be time to offer incense soon!”
It could be seen that she said in an unnatural tone and forced a smile, but at least she did not tremble.
“Go ahead!” Old Madam said coldly.
As Ning Xueqing left in a hurry with the old maid, it became strangely quiet in the living room. Everyone was sitting quietly, and they could almost hear each other’s breathing. Meanwhile, the whistling cold wind from outside was striking the windows. The atmosphere somehow became creepy, as if there were something struggling but under control.
The sounds of the monks chanting scriptures came from afar, making them feel indescribably uncomfortable, short of breath and panic-stricken in the strange silence.
Shao Yanru, who couldn’t bear to continue sitting here, said, “Grandma, I want to go out for a walk with second sister!”
Of course, she didn’t dare to leave alone at this time, so Shao Jie’er became her best companion.
“Go ahead!” Old Madam said with a nod. She also found the atmosphere in the living room not good.
Shao Jie’er stood up helplessly and followed Shao Yanru out, because she didn’t dare to turn down Shao Yanru’s request.
Shao Caihuan also stood up and said, “Grandma, Fourth Sister and I also want to go out for a walk!”
“Go ahead!” Old Madam said, waved her hand and looked at Shao Wanru. “Wanru, do you want to go out and get some fresh air?”
Shao Wanru stood up, bowed sideways to Old Madam and said, “Thank you, grandma!”
Since the two of them had a fierce conflict that day, Old Madam had been kind to Shao Wanru these days and even gave her some gifts, as if she had forgotten that she had been so mad at Shao Wanru that she reached out in an attempt to slap Shao Wanru a few days ago.
Since Old Madam acted as if she had forgotten it, Shao Wanru naturally acted in the same way. In face of Old Madam’s showing kindness to her, she accepted it with a smile.
At the moment, one of them acted like a kind grandma, while the other acted like a gentle granddaughter.
Shao Caihuan looked at Shao Wanru in surprise and then looked at Old Madam, who was sitting in the seat of honor. As Old Madam’s biological granddaughter, Shao Caihuan was clear about how biased Old Madam was. For those who she liked, such as Shao Yanru, she would give them all the good things she got and do all she could to pave the way for them. For those who she didn’t like, she wouldn’t care about their feelings and even glance at them, even if they were her biological granddaughters! For example, Shao Cailing and Shao Caihuan had never been favored by Old Madam.
They had to take the blame for anything terrible and give away all good things to Shao Yanru. Even if the terrible thing was obviously related to Shao Yanru, Old Madam would push a granddaughter she didn’t like out to take the blame.
The two sisters of the third branch had never had any good impression of their eldest sister.
Seeing that Old Madam was so kind to Shao Wanru, whom she had always despised and hated the most, at this moment, the two sisters were so confused.
However, the two sisters just quited thinking about it since they couldn’t figure out why. Shao Caihuan warmly invited Shao Wanru to go with them, and the three of them went out of the living room together.
There was a small courtyard and several wing rooms outside. Wang Yishu’s coffin was placed in the lodge.
From a distance, they saw Shao Jie’er and Shao Yanru walking slowly on the path.
Shao Caihuan proposed to walk in another direction because she didn’t want to meet them.
However, the yard was too small. Before long, they met. After they greeted each other warmly, they continued walking in circles and then met again…
After several encounters, everyone lost interest and went to the living room together.
A maid suddenly ran over from the lodge outside, came up to them, stopped in a hurry, and then said while gasping, “Is the First Miss Shao here?”
Shao Yanru, who had calmed down at this time, asked, “What’s the matter?”
“The Madam of our mansion invites you over!” the maid said, not looking very good.
“Why does she invite me over?” Shao Yanru said warily, “Even if she needs to invite someone over, it should be my grandma.”
“No… it’s not the Madam of our mansion, but… the First Miss of our mansion…” the maid stammered and looked so frightened that she managed to keep her balance with her hand on a small tree beside her.
Without Old Madam around, they weren’t quite discreet in deed. Shao Jie’er exclaimed in dismay, and her face immediately turned as pale as snow.
No one other than Wang Yishu was the First Miss of the Wang’s Mansion! How could a dead person want to meet Shao Yanru?
Shao Yanru took a deep breath and said coldly, “Slap her in the face!”
Shuqi, who followed her, stepped forward and slapped the maid of the Wang’s Mansion twice, so that the latter staggered and fell to the ground.
“If you keep talking nonsense, I will kill you!” Shao Yanru said coldly. After that, she turned around and went to the living room with Shuqi, still moving with dignity and elegance.
Only Shao Wanru saw a trace of fear across her eyes when she turned around.
No matter how determined Shao Yanru was, she couldn’t help panicking at this time. The plan to kill Wang Yishu was carried out by Madam of Duke Xing, but Shao Yanru had always known it, and it was even possible that Shao Yanru was the one who came up with the idea behind the scenes.
Shao Wanru had never doubted this.
So it was reasonable for Shao Yanru to panic, feel frightened and guilty in this situation.
Shao Jie’er hurried to follow her. After looking at the maid, who fell to the ground, and then looking at Shao Yanru, who was walking forward with her head high, Shao Caihuan took her sister to follow Shao Yanru, leaving Shao Wanru quietly looking at the maid, who fell to the ground.
The maid got up, still shivering all over.
Shao Wanru looked at the maid calmly with indifference in her eyes and asked, “Miss Wang, who is dead, wants to meet my Big Sister?”
Seeing her calm look, the maid also calmed down a little, took a deep breath and said, “It was the Madam of our mansion who invited the First Miss Shao over. Just now, a note came out of the First Miss’s coffin, and the First Miss Shao’s name was written on it, so Madam invited the First Miss Shao over.”
Because the maid was panic-stricken just now, her words were incoherent, which made it sound like Wang Yishu wanted to invite Shao Yanru over.
her words made sense now. But even so, Shao Wanru still found it creepy after thinking over her words. Since Wang Yishu was dead, why was there a note, on which Shao Yanru’s name was written, coming out of the coffin at this time?
“Go and ask the Madam of your mansion to come over!” Shao Wanru said lightly, not looking scared at all.
The maid, who had been slapped just now, didn’t dare to disobey the order of any Miss from Duke Xing’s Mansion. She turned around and ran out in a hurry. After a while, she came back with Ning Xueqing, who hurried over.
Seeing that it was Shao Wanru who invited her here, Ning Xueqing froze for a moment and looked at the maid beside her in astonishment. The maid was not smart, so she deliberately instructed the maid to pass on the message incoherently so as to make the message sound creepier. Unexpectedly, the maid brought back a vague message.
Shouldn’t it be the First Miss of Duke Xing’s Mansion who invited her here? Why was it the Fifth Miss Shao in front of her? Although the Fifth Miss Shao was also one of her targets, she was not going to set her up now!
“Greetings, Fifth Miss!” Ning Xueqing responded quickly. Although she was stunned for a moment, she hurriedly bowed to Shao Wanru and said with a smile. Although her face was also too pale, she behaved properly.
Shao Wanru glanced at her and looked her up and down! Shao Wanru was also present when Qin Yuru went to the Ning’s Mansion to make a scene, but she didn’t see Ning Xueqing there. Ning Xueqing must know such a significant thing, but she didn’t show up when Qin Yuru made such a scene.
“Are you the Second Miss of the Ning’s Mansion, now one of the two concubines of Childe Wang?”