"You should just wear that jade pendant. Even though it couldn't cure you of the Soul Snatcher, but it could slow down it's effect."
"I've heard that the jade pendant has a ying counter piece, have you seen it before?" Murong Yun Shu put down the book in her hands and asked suddenly asked Feng Cheng a random question.
Feng Cheng was dumbfounded for a bit, then lowered his eyes, "Yes, I have seen it before."
"It was someone else who was poisoned with the Soul Snatcher?"
"How did you know?"
Murong Yun Shu smiled lightly but did not respond. She tried to refocused on the medicine journal but couldn't.
Chu Changge split the jade into two pieces, naturally he gifted the ying piece to the girl. Perhaps, she was the reason there were the ying and the yang counter pieces. Everything made perfect sense, but hearing it still gave her an uneasy feeling inside of her.
Some things, were not meant to be thought about. Who the jade was made for, or who was it gifted to, was none of her business. Why was she doing this to herself......
Just when she was secretly irritated, Feng Cheng suddenly said, "That person, was kinda like you. Very controlling. But she was also very straightforward, and stuck up. Sometimes her arrogance could be very overbearing. That part was quite similar to Chu Changge, no wonder they are....."
"Enough!" She said, her tone that of a suppressed anger.
Feng Cheng stopped talking right away and looked at her with much surprise.
Not just him, she surprised even herself. She has always been proud of her levelheadedness, but did she just snapped at Feng Cheng? She felt remorse. She disliked exposing her emotions in front of others, and now, she felt naked and at loss.
She was silent for a few seconds as she resettle her emotions. Then she pretended nothing had happened and said in her usual cool tone, "That's it for today. Let's continue tomorrow."
"Okay," said Feng Cheng, looked at her a little confused, "The Martial Arts Championship scheduled on August 15 is only about a month away. We will need to start heading over there if we plan on attending."
"Hrm," said Murong Yun Shu, and that was all she said.
Feng Cheng has so many questions, but written clearly over her expressionless face was "Don't Even Ask!" convinced him otherwise, so he just turned around and left.
After closing the doors to the study, Murong Yun Shu tossed herself into the soft chair. She raised her hand to rub between her brows, but she wasn't able to rub away her frown. I must be too tired lately, must be....
She had no idea how much time had passed, but the knocking sound woke her up. She sat up, straightened her clothes a bit, and said mildly, "Come in."
Nie Qing was the one who entered through the door, a stack of accounting books in his hands. The expression on his face would make you think that his mother had just died. "Bang!" He slammed the books down on the table, making a loud noise on contact.
Murong Yun Shu looked passed the stack of accounting books that was as tall as her chin and said, "So you are quitting?"
"It was you who fought to be in control on the 'currency reform' matter at the beginning. Now are you hands off on everything. Sure, you were poisoned by the Soul Snatcher, but you are still the Banking Regulatory Commissioner. You have responsibilities. If you are delegating all your work to me, why not just let me be the Banking Regulatory Commissioner?" said Nie Qing unhappily.
"I fought to be in control because I don't like to be bossed around," she paused for a bit before continuing, "Now I don't want to be a part of it because I never wanted to be a part of it. If someone is going to take care of it all for me, why not?"
Nie Qing was even more angry, "What if I quit?"
"Not a problem, the Court will send someone else."
Nie Qing was speechless. After quite a while, he said, "Aren't you worry that I will embezzle all your money?"
Murong Yun Shu busted out laughing upon hearing that, "What do you think we pay our several thousands of servants for?"
All management level and above at the Huifeng Bank were servants of the Murong House, all loyal liked nothing else. To think that an outsider could come and embezzle all the money was simply ridiculous. If she didn't have that kind of confident, how could she left a spy from the Court be involved in the operations of the bank?
Her acting like she had heard the most ridiculous joke annoyed Nie Qing to no end. Surely he wouldn't try and touch Huifeng Bank's money, but that's because he was above that, not because he couldn't. Of course, even if he tried, it didn't mean he'd necessarily be successful. Honestly, even though she gave the vibe of a slacker who did nothing all day long, she was actually very intelligent. He didn't want her as an enemy. However, at the end of the day, their stances are different, it was a matter of time before they would become adversaries.
While he was thinking all that, she suddenly announced, "I am leaving to the Martial Arts Championship in three days. You are welcome to use this study temporarily."
What?! Nie Qing was dumbfounded as Murong Yun Shu casually walked out of the study. He couldn't believe his own ears. This was the study in her private quarter; her bedroom was across from here. And, she said he could freely use her study while she was gone?! This woman.... was kind of .... a little too... peculiar!
Just so she could escape the stack of accounting books? Was that necessary? If she really didn't want to look at them, he could just take them with him....