Wedding Reception (Part 1)
“Does Shu Qing also want to go out?”
Murong Shu Qing who was just about to get into the chariot, turned around, and saw Pei Che who was smiling and not too far away from her. Behind him was Xuanyuan Yi, both of them were somewhat dressing up, Pei Che was wearing a light blue scholar garment, with a snow white horse by his side, he was very prominent and elegant. Xuanyuan Yi was wearing a dark gray cheongsam, the silver cuff embroidery showed clouds design, very low-key but luxurious. It enabled him to show his domineering, respected and energetic looks.
Murong Shu Qing nodded and smilingly said: “Yes, (I am) going to the wedding feast to drink!”
“Oh, how coincidental, is it also the Yi’s family, right?” Leading along the horse, Pei Che and Xuanyuan Yi came in front of Murong Shu Qing.
“It is certainly the south capital, Yi’s family.” Murong Shu Qing who was wearing a yellow dress, made people felt very warm, standing under the warm sunshine, her body also caught the warm atmosphere from the sunshine. Comparing to her cold personality, simple and elegant appearances in the past, she looked like she was a gentler person now. This also made Xuanyuan Yi’s mood was better even though he had not started talking, then he smilingly asked: “Is Qing-er also familiar with Yi Yun Shu?”
“The Yi family’s reputation in the armed escort is very good, we have business dealings with them.” Looking that the time was not early anymore, Murong Shu Qing slid Xuanyuan Yi’s question, while stepping her feet inside the chariot. Barely able to tidy up her skirt properly, she raised her head to see Pei Che’s inconceivable, and Xuanyuan Yi’s faint smile, that were looking at her. Her heart sighed and she forced a smile, getting inside the chariot like this for an unmarried daughter of a wealthy family, would make people to raise their eyebrows. But making her step on the other people’s back to get into the chariot, was a deep concept of human rights violation for her, so she could not do it. So she did not have any alternative but to rely on her own efforts, fortunately, practices made perfect. Choosing to ignore the two people’s mischievous expressions, Murong Shu Qing smilingly asked: “How coincidental, why don’t we go together, alright!”
“Alright!” Looking at Murong Shu Qing who hurriedly got into the chariot, the two people laughed brightly.
Lu Yi who was by her side inside the chariot, and holding a small box, pursing her lips to laugh in her sleeve. Murong Shu Qing stroke her forehead, next time, she would remember to use a stool.
Very quickly, these several people already arrived in front of the Yi’s family door, the vermilion large gate was opened widely, the two mighty and big guardian lions, along with the two crimson flowers that were hanging on their chests, were somewhat ridiculous, but it seemed to be very festive. On the top of the door had several big happiness words, the firecrackers left behind some remnant of reds, it looked like a gorgeous red carpet. The Yi family’s servants were leading the guests to enter the inside of the main hall, continuously, it was very lively.
The chariot stopped steadily, Murong Shu Qing lifted the hanging curtain, when she was just about the prepare to get off of the chariot, one powerful hand was supporting her arm to pull her lightly, then Murong Shu Qing landed safely on the ground. Looking at Xuanyuan Yi who was by her side and lightly helped her to get off the chariot, Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “I suddenly feel that I should also learn marital art?”
“It is convenient to get on and off the chariot!” Finished speaking, Murong Shu Qing could not help to laugh out loud. Xuanyuan Yi stared blankly after, and then he was also laughing loudly.
At this time, once Yi Yun Shu received the notification from the family’s servants, he went out to welcome them. Looking at Murong Shu Qing and Xuanyuan Yi were talking happily with each other, he felt strange in his heart. But quickly curbing his thoughts, he stepped forward to welcome, and cupped his hands to say: “Xuanyuan xiong (other way to say brother), Pei xiong, Miss Murong, you unexpectedly come together!”
Yi Yun Shu was wearing a red official dress today, he was high-spirited, and even more prominently handsome and bright. Several people exchanged a few conventional greetings, and entered the main hall in succession. Barely entering in, and when they were still standing, a woman who was wearing a yellow dress went towards them, walked to the side of Pei Che, she was pulling his sleeve, and poutingly said: “Pei gege, Xuanyuan gege, how come you just come now? Originally, you said that you wanted to stay at our home, but later, you did not come either.” Her hand was lightly shaking Pei Che, but her big and bright eyes that contained spring (loving) eyes, were secretly looking at Xuanyuan Yi.
Pei Che naturally understood the girl’s feelings, looking at Xuanyuan Yi who was still muttering with Murong Shu Qing, he could not bear for the young girl’s grievances. Patting her shoulder, he smilingly said: “Haha, Yun Xin do not be angry, aren’t we here now?”
Yi Yun Xin knitted her eyebrows, from entering in until now, Xuanyuan gege was always cheating and laughing with the lady who was by his side. Xuanyuan gege smiled very little normally, this woman looked so ordinary, what good did she have. Unable to actually bear it anymore, she raised her head to ask question to Yi Yun Shu: “Who is she ah?”
“This person is Miss Murong.” Yi Yun Shu warningly looked one glance at Yun Xin, he naturally understood her own younger sister’s thoughts, but Xuanyuan Yi looked at her as an immature and inexperienced young girl.
Finished listening, Yi Yun Xin strangely called out: “Oh, she is just that person from the Murong’s family whom Xuanyuan dage wants to withdraw the wedding from!”
“Yun-er, shut up!” Even if Yi Yun Shu berated Yun Xin, but several individuals who were from the influential families had already paid attention (to what she said). Yun Xin was blabbing these words, the people in the big hall already listened to it clearly, so the living room was immediately quiet down. Not to mention that Xuanyuan Yi’s face showed a gloomy and hard to fathom look in a flash, (their family) was also associated with Murong Shu Qing for these past two years, so he knew not to casually committed an offense to her.
From entering, Murong Shu Qing already felt the gazes from those people, but the other person involved was merely a 15-16 years old young lady, so she would not regard it either. Who would have thought, that this strange call-out, made her to be the focus of attentions from everyone’s targets. In amazement, compassion, mockery, and mercy, it would be difficult to ignore. It was indeed the blue color of the calamity. Raising her head, ~~ sweeping everyone’s eyes one by one, until everybody quietly felt suffocated in the big living room. Then Murong Shu Qing faced Yi Yun Shu and said with a light smile: “No harm, what Miss Yi is saying, is actually the truth.”
Even though Murong Shu Qing was smilingly said that there was no harm, Yi Yun Shu was still scared and sweating all over, as a matter of facts, this young girl knew that the sky was high and the earth was deep (she has an exaggerated opinion of one’s own abilities), but unexpectedly, she would speak out about this woman in front of everyone, without regarding how humiliating (the situation) was for her. But this Murong Shu Qing was indeed not an average person, under this circumstances, she could still keep her graceful and elegant demeanors, even more smilingly said that this was actually the truth calmly. But when he looked at that clear and bright eyes, he was the same as the other people, they felt a lot of pressures.
But Yi Yun Xin was annoyed for a short while, just when she called out in a loud voice, and saw that everyone was staring at Murong Shu Qing, she also knew that she was in trouble. As a woman, she also knew that it was a shameful matter, and did not know how to make the situation better for a moment, her anxious eyes were teary, and she was looking at Murong Shu Qing miserably.
Murong Shu Qing looked at Xuanyuan Yi, then she looked at Yi Yun Xin, her heart was laughing, a certain person’s face was so black as if the other people owed him many things. And the person who showed her teeth like a kitten a moment ago, looked at her with grievances now. If she remembered it correctly, the person who received the cancellation of the wedding should be her, right (so why YYX would actually feel more grievances than MSQ now).
Unable to endure this kind of atmosphere, Murong Shu Qing pretended to look all over the places, smilingly asked: “Where is the bride? Is she not here yet?”
“She is already here, she is inside the room to rest, the time is not early either, everybody, please sit down.” Yi Yun Shu also hurriedly followed this topic, and arranged everyone to sit down, the atmosphere was somewhat alleviated.
Not too long after, the joyful sound started, Yi Yun Shu was leading along a sweet and beautiful woman, slowly arriving in front of the living room. The lively wedding ceremony (ritual kneeling to heaven and earth by the bride and groom) officially started, the guests were clapping one after another, sending out their blessings.
Looking at everyone who was eagerly and respectfully looking forward (to the ceremony) up front, Murong Shu Qing retreated to the side of the living room, by the side of a tree chair. The attendant just gave her a good wine a moment ago, zhu (bamboo) ye (leaf) qing (pure) (a type of wine), she was fond of this excellent wine. Unexpectedly raising her head to bump into a pair of clear and smart eyes. These pair of eyes were even brighter than the stars during the summer night, and even more brilliant than all of the precious stones. This was the first time that Murong Shu Qing could hear the sound of her own heartbeats, she was very curious by this special person. The dark green cheongsam was in contrast to his slender figure and it seemed could go care-free anytime. Except, that pair of eyes would make people unable to forget them, his facial features were very ordinary. But for Murong Shu Qing, it seemed that they did not lose any bit of his tranquility, with his elegant manners. Inside the hall was noisy, but he was just standing in the corner quietly, and looked like he was in his own world, all of the noises could not approach him at all.
Exchanging their expressions for a long time, the man slowly nodded his head to her, Murong Shu Qing also returned a faint smile. After the smile, both of the people left their line of sights. And they did not plan on chatting with each other. You tasted tea, I appreciated wine. As if they did not meet each other.