Chapter 142 Kept the Promise or Die!
It was just past the Lantern Festival. And it was still a few days left till their spring outing day. So, they still had time to prepare.
With the help of Chunran and Xiaran who were older and more sophisticated, Su He only needed to focus on serving Qiu Yelan. While she was grinding the inkstone for Qiu Yelan, they talked about Princess Yang’s request, “They always have evil agendas against you. They try so hard to make you take the sixth Commandery Princess with you this time. I think they may be up to no good!”
Qiu Yelan was looking at the ink. She nodded and said, “The ink is enough.” Su He put down the grinding rod in a hurry and wiped her hand clean. And then she rolled up Qiu Yelan’s sleeves for her.
Qiu Yelan picked a purple calligraphy brush and started to write. And then she said, “I hate them too. However, since they brought up Kuang Qingwu and got Marquess Zhang into this, if I still refused, even I didn’t take Qiu Jinzhu with me, I still might not be able to avoid the trouble. I may as well follow through and see what they are really up to.”
Su He was stunned, “I really can’t figure it out. Young Master Ruan has nothing to do with Marquess Zhang’s son. How could he get into this kind of trouble?” although Su He’s grandmother went to Prince’s Mansion of Xihe as a dowry of Ruan Family, she was just a maid after all. She knew nothing about the grudge between Kuang Shihan and General Ruan.
Qiu Yelan didn’t want to explain it to her. She said while writing, “So, it’s useless to guess. We may as well follow their plan.”
“Then please be careful.” Su He said seriously, “Marquess Zhang is also emperor’s son-in-law. His son is the grandson of Empress Dowager.”
“What are you so scared of? Chunfu Princess is Empress’s niece!” Qiu Yelan squinted, “Kuang Qingwu hasn’t arrived in the city yet. Even if he did, as a man how could he go to our outing place and pick on a little girl like me? If he could be so shameless, as the host Chunfu Princess would kick his ass no matter how good her temper was! I’m more worried about my cousin.”
While they were talking, Chen Shui came in to report with a happy face, “Young Master Ruan sent someone to deliver a message. The message is that Deng Yi and his mother were seen at the foot of Pingshan. They were on the way to the city. Young Master Ruan has been assembling people to greet them!”
All of Qiu Yelan’s servants and maids knew that she wanted to break off her engagement now. Everyone knew that Ruan Qingyan was looking for Deng Yi and his mother because he wanted to talk to them about breaking off the engagement. Chen Shui was being considerate to use the word “greet”.
Hearing this, Qiu Yelan and Su He were both happy. Qiu Yelan stopped writing and threw away the purple calligraphy brush. She asked, “Is the information accurate? It was said two years in the letter back then. How could it be so soon?”
“I don’t know either. But it’s really them. It seems that Mrs. Gu fell over on Pingshan. So, they can’t continue to travel. They have to come back to see a doctor!” Chen Shui said with a smile, “I think even God doesn’t want them to waste your youth on purpose!”
Qiu Yelan was very happy, “It’s true that one good turn deserves another! I told you guys that you guys should keep an eye on Whitey. So, the birds would feel safe when they ate cereals on the ground. See, the universe will repay you somehow, right?”
Su He and Chen Shui looked at her gloating face which showed “I knew I was a good person”. They didn’t know they should laugh or cry. They just echoed. Then Su He reminded, “Aren’t you going to ask Young Master Ruan?”
“Of course I will!” Qiu Yelan stroked her hair and instructed cheerfully, “Bring Whitey with us. In case he bullies the birds while I’m gone. Also, sweep the snow. Make some space for the birds!”
Obviously, she really thought her feeding birds for a few times had something to do with the tide turning in her favor.
Su He and Chen Shui were speechless. But they didn’t want to argue with her about something so trivial. They tidied up and got in the carriage with her.
In Ruan Family, not just Ruan Qingyan, even Ruan Ciyi who always paid no attention to affairs was disturbed.
When Qiu Yelan just walked in, she heard Ruan Ciyi saying in a happy tone, “If… A talented girl like Yelan deserves to marry someone nice.”
“You are right.” Ruan Qingyan answered with a smile. Seeing his cousin coming in, he waved at her and asked her to sit, “I’m talking to Ciyi about Deng Yi and his mother showing up. Since you are here, let’s talk about it.”
“I heard that Mrs. Gu fell over on the mountain? Really?” Qiu Yelan saluted and then sat beside Ruan Ciyi. She could hardly wait to ask.
Ruan Qingyan said with a smile, “They say so. True or fake… Not to matter, I just want right person.”
“I wonder whether they are willing to break off the engagement or not.” Ruan Ciyi raised her hand and touched Qiu Yelan’s hair. She thought about how beautiful her cousin was. No need to mention other aspects. Just her hair, her hair felt like silk and shined like a diamond. If she really married Deng Yi who was well known for liking men, everyone would consider it as a waste, “However, Deng Family is not that rich. It should be negotiable if we promised them a lot of money, right?”Read latest chapters at Listnovel.com
Seeing his cousins’ simultaneously anticipated looks, Ruan Qingyan said with a faint smile, “The man I sent this time is very persuasive. I suppose it will be okay.”
Only Ruan Ciyi would believe that. She lived in Hezhou for decades and didn’t have information about Jing City after all. After she went back to the city, she had been recovering from her emotional wound in these two years. She didn’t know the recent political situation at all.