C6 Chapter 6
The old mistress' words dispelled all doubts as gasps of surprise came from all around.
So this was the Cloudwater Shirt bestowed by the empress dowager! No wonder the Mu Rong family's young miss dared to wear such a dress during this period of mourning. It was the inheritance of the late Madam!
Although it was an item left behind and it was an unlucky day to wear it, it was still bestowed upon him by the emperor! Furthermore, it was worn by the old lady, Mu Rong Qing, and the old lady was not a taboo, so there was nothing for the others to say!
As a result, the crowd was no longer suspicious of Murong Qing's attire; they were amazed by her exquisite embroidery skills! He was even more impressed by her quick thinking!
She was actually able to get the arrogant Madam Ling to acknowledge her. This Miss Murong was truly not simple!
After the storm, it was time for lunch. They went into the hall separated by a screen and sat down for lunch.
When he sat down, he walked to Mu Rong Qing's side calmly. He looked like he was serving her water, but he whispered in her ear, "Zi Er has been sent to serve Young Master Zhang. She's having a hard time escaping!"
Young Master Zhang?
Murong Qing was startled. Young Master Zhang, the Third Young Master of the Ministry of Rites, Zhang Fengcheng, that unruly evil young master?
Out of the corner of his eyes, he saw Ning Xuemo busily greeting the ladies to take a seat.
Didn't Aunt Ning want her father to take in Zi'er? Why did he have to send Zi'er to serve that evil young master? What was she thinking?
Originally, he had been considering how to deal with the calamity Zi Er's father had brought upon her. However, he had never imagined that before this calamity appeared, there would be another calamity!
"What about Bee?" Zi'er had been sent to serve the evil, but Bi'er had been sent to serve someone else?
"Bi Er will serve Young Master Biao!"
These words of Mu Rong Qing made her even more shocked, "Is it Cousin Ming?"
"No!" Fang Mofei shook his head, "It's Young Master Qin."
Yue Zhong eyed the Type 2 Mutant Beast for a long time and asked: "What do you mean by that?"
Murong Qing's gaze immediately turned heavy.
Yue Zhong's eyes flashed with a cold light, and he commanded, "Kill them!"
The Su family was Su Qingya's mother. The Su family had three sons: Su Qingmu, the main wife of the Su family, and also Su Qingya's elder brother, Mu Rong Qing's uncle. Su Qing Ye, the second concubine of the Su family, and Su Qing Fang, the third concubine of the Su family.
Murong Qing's uncle only had one wife and two sons and a daughter; his eldest son, Su Mulang; his second son, Su Muming; and his youngest daughter, Su Muyue; and at this moment, the 'Young Master Han' mentioned by Fang Yi was the youngest son of his second uncle, Su Muhan!
Mu Rong Qing and Su Mu Han hadn't interacted much with each other, so why would Bi Er intersect with Su Mu Han?
"Eldest Miss, this old servant thinks that Bi Er's mind is too good!" When he saw Ning Xuemo's happy face, he hurriedly asked, "How can I resolve this now?"
"You're the one who helped Zi'er get out of this situation. As for everything else, we'll talk about it later!" As soon as Murong Qing finished speaking, Aunt Ning walked up to the madame, "Madam, all the guests have been seated!"
"Un, let's begin the banquet!"
Following the start of the banquet, there was the sound of firecrackers. In front of him, Mu Rong Hong was leading Mu Rong Hao around a table while toasting wine. As for the women, it was naturally done by the eldest daughter.
Although women were not allowed to drink alcohol, the old mistress had ordered some pear blossoms which were sweet and not easy to drink. Although she was drunk, this wine was very sweet, with a slight smoke after drinking it.
The old madam was the birthday today and was already old, so she could not toast at the table. As an imperial concubine, she could not offer a toast at the table either, hence the toast. Then it landed on Murong Qing's body!
After receiving the wine cup, Murong Qing glanced at Murong Yu with a vicious smile in her eyes. He immediately understood that it would be difficult for this toast to go smoothly!
Knowing that there were many traps in front of him, he had no choice but to take the risk; he was relying on his wit and agility! Ever since her mother had passed away, Murong Qing had learned from that little girl who was so cute and lovable, that she could easily guess what was going on.
When he moved to the fifth table, he slipped and the wine in his hand was about to be poured onto one of the officials' wives. Murong Qing hastily used her sleeve to block it and poured the wine into her sleeve.
At this moment, Murong Yu 'coincidentally' cried out in surprise, "Elder sister, what happened? Did you fall down?"
Humph! They were waiting here!
Murong Qing shifted her gaze from her sleeve to the woman beside her. She saw that the woman sitting beside her had a face like a lotus, eyebrows like a distant goddess, eyes like autumn water, and eyes filled with fear. She seemed to be uneasy about Murong Qing's' carelessness'.
This person was none other than Murong Yu's cousin, Ning Shui Ruo!
"Elder sister, did you fall down?"
He had an elder brother who had good martial arts skills and Mu Rong Qing also trained in martial arts since she was young. How could she be easily tricked by such a small trick? Not to mention falling, even the fall just now was extremely small. Even the lady on the right did not notice anything strange. When she heard Murong Yu's cry of surprise, she curiously raised her head and looked at Murong Qing.
After Murong Yu shouted, the nearby tables all looked towards Mu Rong Qing. Mu Rong Qing's eyes were filled with smiles as she wiped the wine stains on her right sleeve and said softly, "It's just that there's no wine in this cup. I didn't expect my little sister to be so attentive!"
After saying that, everyone smiled.
"Sister, you don't have to worry. I won't be greedy!"
Murong Yu was also excited. When he saw Murong Qing's body sway, he thought that his cousin had succeeded. He was overjoyed and immediately blurted out those words.
At this time, seeing everyone's smiles, Murong Yu realized that he had been too impulsive. He could only gloomily return to the table and accept the madame's gaze of dissatisfaction.
Aunt couldn't go to the main table, and there were only two daughters, Murong Qing and Murong Yu, in the house. Aunt wouldn't want others to say that she was partial, so she arranged Murong Yu to sit at the same table.
She unhappily glared at Murong Yu. Then, she turned her gaze towards Murong Qing, who was being toasted by the table. He sighed in his heart, [Ah, if there is a mother, there must be a daughter!] Qing Ya, that child, came from the Minister of Industry's Book Office. Naturally, she was well-mannered! Qing Er had also been taught to be so generous! Even though her elegance was no longer there, Qing'er still had the calmness of a son of the emperor!
In the end, Ning Xiaoyao had come from a business family, so she couldn't show her face! Having a daughter in a row, even if he invited a famous teacher to teach at his residence, he still wouldn't be able to change his petty attitude!
It seemed that he had to find a suitable successor! Even if Esteemed Empress Ning had a lot of money, she couldn't allow this Light Monastery to become the laughingstock of others!
As she thought about it, determination flashed through the old mistress' eyes.
Aunt Ning kept her eyes on the madame. Seeing the madame's expression change, a glint flashed across her eyes. 'You old bastard! Since you're heartless, don't blame me for being unjust!' So what if Su Qingya was good? In the end, I was still forced to death by you! No matter how good this Murong Qing is, I will destroy her today!
Mu Rong Qing returned with a toast and sat down naturally. However, she didn't raise her chopsticks.
"Elder sister, are you drunk?" With the lesson earlier, Murong Yu did not dare to act rashly. He put on a caring expression as he looked at Murong Qing.
Murong Qing's gaze fell on her right sleeve. Her purple sleeve was stained with wine, and when she was toasting just now, she had used the cover from her left sleeve, making it hard for her to detect it. Now that she was seated, it was time to eat.
"Thank you for your concern, sister. I feel a bit dizzy!" While speaking, Mu Rong Qing looked towards the old mistress.
"Since Eldest Miss is dizzy, why don't we help Eldest Miss go back and rest? Remember to prepare a bowl of hangover soup!" The old mistress was all smiles as she instructed the brocade.
When Lady Ling and Yu'er helped Mu Rong Qing out of the table, Madam Ling said coldly, "It must be hard on this child. It seems that the madame should hurry up and choose a mother for the two misses!"
"Thank you for your concern, Madam Ling. I'm planning for this!"
Since Madam Ling was the honored guest, she was naturally seated at the same table as the madame. Now that Madam Ling had brought up this matter, the Countess wanted to dishearten her. She also wanted to see what Madam Ling's stand was, so she raised her voice and said, "We can't afford to be careless in finding a successor. We have to get on the stage with a woman!"
"Of course!" Madam Ling's attitude was neither cold nor warm. Her tone remained the same as she said, "If I don't show my face, then I can only be a joke!"
Madam Ling's attitude made it difficult for the madame to determine her position. As for Ning Xuemo, her left hand, which was placed on her lap, was tightly clenched into a fist. A cold light flashed in her eyes.
Can't I do it? I'll let you see how you can take back your words after falling from a high place!
Mu Rong Qing naturally didn't know that it was a lively conversation, so she just returned to the yard with Jin.
"Wear the clothes you wore this morning!" When she took off the robe, Yu'er responded with a word and brought the clothes she had changed into in the morning. "Miss, I am feeling rather uneasy at the moment. May I ask why?"
Are you worried? Murong Qing's uneasiness never lessened. On the contrary, it was only noon and her heart was getting more and more agitated. "How is Zi Er? But you got away? "
After Yu'er had dressed, Murong Qing whispered to Fang Mu.
"I've already escaped. Just now, this old servant purposely bypassed the front yard to see Zi heading towards the back yard!" He poured himself a cup of tea and after seeing that Murong Qing had changed her clothes, he passed the tea to her, "My lady, do you want to wake me up?"
"No need!" He hadn't been drinking to begin with, so why would he need to wake up?
After taking two sips, he handed the cup to Fang. Then, he sat down in front of the dressing table and changed his hair into a bun.
That bun from earlier, with this set of clothes, was no longer suitable!
"Where's Bi'er?" Mu Rong Qing was surprised, since when was Bi'er associated with Su Musheng? "Ever since mother and father were married, the family has never had any contact with Shang Shu Manor. How could Bi Er know Cousin Han?"
"This is also where this old servant is depressed!" Looking at the beautiful Murong Qing in the mirror, he nodded his head in satisfaction. "After the Madam married the Old Master, she had no contact with Shang Shu Manor. Bi Er was selected after that, she had no contact with Shang Shu Manor at all!"
For a moment, the room was quiet.
Yu Er looked at the expressions on their faces and was at a loss. She shook her head and said to Murong Qing, "I've been busy the whole morning and you've only had half a bowl of porridge. This servant will go and get some food!"
Seeing Murong Qing nod her head, Yu Er walked out as if she didn't know what was going on.
"Eldest Miss, this Yu'er, aiii …" With such a foolish and loyal girl by her side, she didn't know if it was good or bad. He sighed helplessly and stopped talking.
"After this matter is over, I want to talk to Yu'er. If she is still this ignorant, I'm afraid that she will end up with a good life in the future!" After saying that, Murong Qing leaned on the table, closed her eyes and took a nap.
He was indescribably exhausted today, and his heart was in a state of panic!