Medical Princess - Chapter 817
The carriage moved slowly. Shao Wanru opened her eyes again and suddenly saw that the gate of the courtyard was opened. A man donned in deep blue clothes appeared at the door, and a woman sent him out. When the carriage passed by, Shao Wanru suddenly widened her eyes and looked at the woman in the courtyard in disbelief.
“Isn’t she the woman who jumped off the tall building?”
On that day, the woman was about to jump off the building while stating the crimes of a man. Shao Wanru happened to come out that day and saw this woman. She even saw the girl’s determination to jump off the building in her eyes. At that time, she not only felt sorry for herself, but also for this extremely determined girl.
But why was this woman here at this time? Didn’t they say that the man entered the capital city only after passing the imperial examination? Now the Spring Metropolitan Examination had not yet begun, so why was she here? Moreover, her clothes didn’t that of an ordinary woman, but like that of a servant girl.
Shao Wanru stared at the carriage almost with panic. In the end, she lost the woman’s trace. She clenched her gauze scarf tightly and almost couldn’t help asking the carriage to stop. She wanted to see what had happened before. What did it mean? Why was it different from what she had imagined?
Wasn’t it said that Master Yan had abandoned his wife and children? Then what was the scene she just saw? Or was it mistaken?
Her heart inexplicably trembled, and her hands and feet were cold. She could no longer see the two people in front of her. She leaned back and gasped heavily. Her heart and lungs seemed to be burning, and there was an indescribable depression inside.
“Fifth Sister, what’s wrong?” Shao Jie’er had been alerted by her sister’s behavior. She looked at Shao Wanru and asked unhappily.
She was thinking about a good thing just now, but she was bothered up by Shao Wanru so she was in a bad mood.
“Nothing. I’m a little uncomfortable!” Shao Wanru covered her chest and said with a frown.
“If you are not feeling well, you should have said it earlier. We have already gone out at this time. What can we do?” Shao Jie’er said coldly and closed her eyes again. She was thinking about what would happen if she married Prince Cheng in the future. If she was lucky, she might become the Empress, which was the title Shao Yanru had been longing for. She did not dare to expect that this opportunity would fall on her.
At that time, the entire Duke Xing’s Mansion would curry favor with her, and no one would dare to look down on her. No matter Shao Yanru or Shao Wanru could be compared with her.
“So what if I’m not the legitimate daughter? My mother is a concubine, but I could be superior to all of the other girls in the future…” She thought inwardly.
Shao Wanru slowly calmed down. She rolled her clear eyes and looked at Shao Jie’er. Seeing Shao Jie’er smile proudly, she knew that the girl was in her reverie, so she didn’t decide to bother this girl. She still leaned against the window and thought about what had happened just now carefully.
What she saw just now was a great blow to her. It changed her view of the things that happened in her last life. There seemed to be something wrong. It was not only about her. She surmised that that young master called Yan must also be a victim.
Was he Madam Jiang’s distant nephew? She heard it from Madam Di. She didn’t know whether it was true or not!
Since he might not have abandoned his family, then the identity of the so-called distant nephew might also be fake. She didn’t know how this Yan Xi offended Duke Xing’s Mansion or Duke Yong’s Mansion so when they asked them to deal with her, they also dealt with him.
Was there anything that she didn’t know? Was it because of political reasons or something else? It was said that he was just an ordinary public servant, but why did they go against him like this? Was it because of her or because of him?
Shao Wanru only remembered at the end that the woman had jumped, and the fall made both her and Yan Xi end miserably.
He had abandoned his wife and child? This woman was dressed like a servant girl. How could she have children?
Her smile was as cold as ice!
“Fifth Sister, what are you laughing at?” Shao Jie’er’s voice came to her ears. Shao Wanru turned to look at Shao Jie’er and saw that this girl was looking at her in surprise. She knew that she had aroused Shao Jie’er’s suspicion.
“I’m fine. I just find it strange. Why do the female members of the minister’s mansion accompany us? We don’t have to bother anyone when we go to the Yuhui Nunnery,” Shao Wanru said lightly.
Shao Jie’er raised her eyebrows and said, “I’m afraid you don’t know. Zhao Xiran, the eldest daughter of the minister of the Ministry of Works, is the one our brother wants to marry!”
“Marry her?” Shao Wanru looked at her and asked.
“Of course. It’s basically settled. If my mother hadn’t gone to the Yuhui Nunnery to recuperate, the two families would have begun to prepare for it.”
Shao Jie’er smiled. From this point of view, it seemed that the people of Zhao’s Mansion would never like to see Shao Wanru.
Shao Wanru was silent for a moment and also understood Shao Jie’er’s implication. Shao Hua’an was going to marry the eldest daughter of the minister of the Ministry of Works. She didn’t know that woman was also going to the nunnery.
“The two families have tacitly agreed before, but I didn’t expect that my mother would get into trouble again and again. Fifth Sister, if you see First Miss Zhao later, you have to be careful to deal with her, lest you offend her and annoy my grandma. My grandma is preparing for my eldest brother’s marriage recently. My mother is not in good health now, so only my grandma can help!”
Shao Jie’er sounded like she took pleasure in Shao Wanru’s misfortune.
Shao Wanru was not surprised by Shao Jie’er’s mean words. Truth be told, Shao Jie’er and Qi Rongzhi were somewhat similar.
“What kind of person is Miss Zhao?” Shao Wanru asked indifferently.
“Miss Zhao is the eldest daughter of the minister of the Ministry of Works. She is a very good person. When she came to the mansion in the past, she used to play with us. She is a kind person, and so is my eldest brother. They are a good match. However, Miss Zhao is the daughter of the minister after all. Don’t offend her later.”
Shao Jie’er seemed to be reminding Shao Wanru, but in fact, she would love to see what would happen if Shao Wanru really offended that woman.
“Miss Zhao and Big Brother have known each other for a long time?” Shao Wanru asked calmly as if she didn’t hear the hidden meaning in Shao Jie’er’s words.
She didn’t know anything about First Miss Zhao before. Now when Shao Jie’er was willing to tell her, she should ask more. She had a feeling that she would meet this First Miss Zhao after entering the Yuhui Nunnery.
In the carriage of the minister’s mansion, First Miss Zhao should be in there. Shao Jie’er thought highly of this woman. This First Miss Zhao seemed to know how to conduct herself, just like Shao Hua’an?
She was not afraid of this minister’s daughter. Now she and Chu Liuchen had been engaged. No matter who saw her, they would not be so stupid to deliberately make things difficult for her. First Miss Zhao seemed to be very good at dealing with people. She surmised that this woman would not deliberately make things difficult for her.
“Big Brother knew First Miss Zhao long ago. I heard that he took the initiative to find my mother and for this marriage. He is very fond of her,” Shao Jie’er said proudly.
They were all the Misses of Duke Xing’s Mansion. Shao Wanru didn’t know it, but she did. In this respect, she was much better than Shao Wanru.
“They have known each other for a long time?” Shao Wanru’s suddenly thought of something.
“Of course they have known each other for a long time. I heard from my mother that Big Brother liked First Miss Zhao very much and forbade us from offending her. When she came to our mansion to play, he asked us to play with her.” Shao Jie’er proudly told her what she knew, which seemed to have made her feel proud.
“First Miss Zhao had been to our mansion?” Shao Wanru blinked her eyes and asked with a smile.
“Of course, and she has come more than once. In fact, this matter was brought up three years ago. But at that time, Big Brother’s yard was burned. Mother was so angry that she didn’t mention it for the time being. This delay lasted for three years. Big Brother is getting older now, and he can’t wait any longer, so the two families decided to pick up the pace!”
Shao Jie’er squinted at Shao Wanru and said, “Speaking of which, you were also there when the yard was burned. Madam had put in a lot of effort in it.”
Thinking of this, Shao Jie’er felt a little distressed. She had seen the objects in the courtyard. At that time, she was envious and jealous. She didn’t expect that the courtyard would be burned in the end.
She still felt distressed at the thought of it now. Of course, she didn’t care much about Shao Wanru, who had almost been burned to death at that time.
The house prepared for her marriage was burned down. This time, she went up the mountain to ask Madam Jiang for her dowry, and Madam Jiang used a lot of her dowry. If it was not enough, she would use that woman’s own things to compensate for it, and her own things were originally going to be left to her son.
After thinking about it for a while, Shao Wanru found that it seemed to be difficult to get along with First Miss Zhao!
The carriage stopped in front of the Yuhui Nunnery. The two servant girls got out of the carriage behind early and waited in front of the carriage.
Shao Jie’er got out of the carriage first and warmly said to a woman who came down from another spacious carriage, “Miss Zhao, you are really here. That’s great!”
“Second Miss!” Zhao Xiran, who had just gotten out of the carriage, smiled slightly and answered very warmly Then she looked at Shao Wanru, who had just gotten out of the carriage.
This was the first time she had seen the Fifth Miss of Duke Xing’s Mansion.
She had heard of the Fifth Miss. When she went to Duke Xing’s Mansion before, although the Misses who accompanied her didn’t say anything bad, she could tell that they didn’t like the Fifth Miss Shao very much, but the rumors outside were different. However, the fact that her grandma was Rui’an Great Elder Princess was something that no one could ignore!
She seemed to be amazed when she saw Shao Wanru.
There were many beauties in the capital city, and every one of them had her own features. Among them, Shao Yanru was the most outstanding. Zhao Xiran didn’t expect that the Fifth Miss Shao was so beautiful. Her long and curly eyelashes fluttered, and her sparkling eyes looked misty. It seemed that they could talk. Anyone would be tempted once they looked at those eyes.
The cherry lips on her beautiful face were dazzling and made this innocent-looking girl seem seductive, but it was not her intention. She seemed both bewitching and innocent, which made her really attractive. Zhao Xiran suddenly understood why Prince Chen, who had always been unwilling to get married, agreed to this marriage!