When Murong Shu Qing returned to the manor, the sun was already slanting to the west, Hong Xiu saw Murong Shu Qing and welcomed her immediately, then she just said continuously: “Miss, you have returned, what you said before was correct, that Li Zhong Wen came back again, this time, he even invited his father to come also. You must properly teach a lesson to these father and son, to vent an anger for Miss Wan Ru. Let them know that the Murong’s family can not be bullied ever!”
Did this girl not need to breathe when she spoke! Murong Shu Qing patted this young sparrow’s face, and smilingly asked: “I am hungry, have you already prepared dinner? You help me go to the kitchen to look!”
“Oh!” Even though Hong Xiu really wanted to follow Miss to watch that Li family’s father and son to be taught a lesson, but Miss was hungry, so this was more important. She immediately walked to the kitchen, after taking two steps, she still did not forget to turn her head and say: “Miss, you remember to teach them a lesson oh!”
Murong Shu Qing helplessly smiled and nodded her head, Hong Xiu’s words made her to sink into deep tonight’s, teaching a lesson to the Li’s family was very easy. Using her ability, she could make Li Dong Ming to lose his job, then the Li’s family would be impoverished and frustrated, this was not difficult at all. But, could this be the only way to help Wan Ru? Wan Ru simply did not want to return to the Li’s family now, but she did not make a firm decision to break away from the Li’s family. After all, during this era, being a divorced (woman) was still extremely humiliating and it was a matter of losing one’s face, where the men had all the authorities, the women were restricted for so many years, they might not be able to bear it. If in the end, Wan Ru chose to yield, then everything that she would do for Wan Ru now, would actually harm her!
In that case, she would fight to (give) Wan Ru an extra time, before she made a decision, let her ponder over it, and let her be free!
The shadows of Murong Shu Qing and Hong Xiu’s silhouettes were further and further away, one slow pace went forward while the other followed closely!
“Father, you have seen it also. This Murong’s family is too much, they even make you wait for the whole afternoon, they are simply bullies. Murong Wan Ru wants to stay behind, just let her stay here, that will be good, it is the best to just divorce her and make her unable to go back (to the Li’s family) forever!” Li Zhong Wen did not really understand, what was wrong with father this time, why they must bring Murong Wan Ru back, the Murong’s family gave him a belly full of petty annoyances two days ago!
“What do you understand, in short, we must bring Murong Wan Ru back today, do not say any random words later!” He originally thought that Murong Wan Ru’s position in the Murong’s family was lacking and useless, but it seemed that she still had some values now. The Murong’s family surely had connections within the Imperial court, he only needed the Murong family’s support, he was still afraid for that Magistrate Wang’s investigation!
Murong Shu Qing entered You Ning Ju, only saw that Li Zhong Wen was already very impatient and walking back and forth, Li Dong Ming actually was still clam and composed, sitting and drinking tea. Actually, Li Zhong Ming could be regarded as a pretty attractive person, it was a pity that he was a playboy, arrogant and extravagant, it made him look careless and agitated.
After she entered the room, Murong Shu Qing slightly greeted Li Dong Ming, smilingly said: “My father is surveying the tea plant and has not return
ed yet, please forgive us for our negligent. He does not know that Master Li will pay a visit today. What is the matter?”
This should be that Murong Shu Qing, right, there were rumors saying that Murong Shu Qing was the Master of the Murong’s family. Today, it seemed to possibly be true, looking at her age, she was not old, but her conduct and speech were neither servile nor overbearing. Li Dong Ming did not dare to neglect and smile when he answered: “This old man (Lao fu) comes today, for the purpose to accompany this filial son to take Wan Ru back. This child has been back home for a long time, I and my wife miss her very much.”
Missed her? Murong Shu Qing smiled, and sat down at the Master’s seat, took a tea that was just brewed by Lu Yi, while she drank the hot tea, she was talking: “It is actually so unfortunate that you came today, Wan Ru had been accompanying Yiniang to go up the mountain to pray for the blessings, they have not been back yet.”
What could this be regarded to, they waited for half a day, only to have one woman who came to give them perfunctory (words), Li Zhong Wen thought of the treatments that he received two days ago, he was not able to be quiet anymore: “What (are you talking about that she) has not come back, I have seen that she is obviously just inside the manor, hand over the person to me immediately!”
Murong Shu Qing was still smiling as before with narrowed eyes, she bowed her head to lightly lift the top of the cup, slowly drank a mouthful of green tea. Ignoring his yelling, she faintly said: “Is Li Gongzi saying that I am lying? What have you done that make me not willing to hand over the person?”
“You ~~” Looking at Murong Shu Qing who had never paid any attention to him completely, he firmly fisted his hands with anger. He looked like he wanted to advance forward powerfully!
Murong Shu Qing remained motionless, but Lu Yi already stepped forward two steps, and stood at the side of Murong Shu Qing. Even though she knew that Yan Yu and Cang Su would protect Miss in secret, but she was closer to Miss. if that Li Zhong Ming suddenly made a harmful move towards Miss, she could also block in front (of her).
“Zhong Wen, do not be rude! Miss Murong, please do not take offense!” Li Dong Ming promptly berated Li Zhong Wen, this idiot, he was still arrogant at somebody else’s home. If this Murong’s family suffered any losses this easily, how could they be able to expand their businesses quickly!
Murong Shu Qing lightly patted Lu Yi who was nervous because of his double fisted hands, and gave her a peaceful smile, then she lazily answered: “You are too kind, this noble Gongzi’s clenched fists are very strong, I know this.”
All of a sudden, the atmosphere inside the room became grave and awkward, Li Dong Ming promptly changed the subject and said: “Then, when will Wan Ru be coming back? After all, she is my Li family’s daughter in law, staying at the old married woman parents’ home, I am afraid that people will say some gossips.”
“What Master Li has said, is also reasonable, but, Yiniang has started to lose her memory, as a daughter, Wan Ru also wants to stay by her side to be filial.”
Li Zhong Wen humphed and said: “She has already stayed at the Murong’s family for half a month, she should also have a responsibility as a wife!”
“Responsibility as a wife? I can see that the woman who can be responsible as a wife in this noble’s home, not only one person! When Wan Ru came back this time, her body was extremely weak, there were large and small bruises on her body.” Slightly halting, and looking at Li Zhong Wen’s embarrassment in a flash, and his confused face, Murong Shu Qing lightly swung her hand that held a green tea, then she faintly smiled and said: “I heard, that was because she tripped on the stone at the manor, for Wan Ru, I actually do not mind to crush down those obstinate stones with a sharp weapon and make it flat.”
Li Dong Ming’s hand that was holding the tea, was actually shaking, even though this woman was still smiling, but she also dispersed a threatening and imposing manners in a flash, but it was enough to make people feel ill and unease. Her muffled, simple and elegant voice, with not too urgent nor too slow’s intonation, but there was nobody who would doubt her words.
Slightly calming his mind, Li Dong Ming appeared to be very surprised, and said: “Unexpectedly, there is this matter? It seems that this old man is careless, this matter will surely be handled properly by this old man, I will not dare to trouble Miss! In any case, Wan Ru is also my Li family’s person, if there is any injuries from our house, we should take her back so we can take care of her properly even more. Miss Murong, please be at ease, this matter will not happen again!” As long as Murong Wan Ru returned to the Li’s family, for her sake, Murong Shu Qing would also have no choice but to help the Li’s family!
Murong Shu Qing put down the tea that was gradually cooling, “Since Master Li has already spoken his words, I am naturally at ease, but, these last few days, I saw that Wan Ru’s complexion was not good, so I especially ask her to go to the great master in life (like those fortune tellers). This great master (dashi) said, Wan Ru’s life is like a gold, if her mood is cheerful, her health is smooth, the husband family’s home will naturally be safe and sound also. If she is depressed and feels sad, is harmed and shedding her tears, it is very likely that the husband family’s home will also suffer a reversal of fortune, even so much that, it will have a bloody calamity!”
Li Zhong Wen stood up, and shouted: “What kind of nonsense are you talking?”
“Does Li Gongzi not believe it?”
“Humph, I definitely do not believe this life’s theory, I only want to bring Murong Wan Ru back today, we will see who can do anything to me!” Murong Wan Ru was his person, even if the Emperor came today, he was not afraid, he would take her away, nobody would have any rights to interfere with him!
Looking one glance at Li Dong Ming who was sitting on the side, Murong Shu Qing’s face always had that constant smile, and she simply asked carelessly: “What does Master Li think about this?”
“This ~~” Li Dong Ming halted, this Murong Shu Qing clearly told him, if he insisted on bringing Murong Wan Ru back, and if she was harmed, then she would make the Li’s family to be destitute and homeless. It seemed that he looked down on Murong Shu Qing. Magistrate Wang would start the inspection within two days, if she was doing more hindrances, it was very likely that he would lose his job, he could not afford to offend the Murong’s family. Thinking deeply for a moment, he carefully said: “Since it was the great master who pointed it out, this old man should also comply to the will of heaven, and will let Wan Ru stay at home to have more rest. This old man will say goodbye now!” Finished speaking, he hurriedly got up.
“Father ~~~~~~~” Li Zhong Wen still wanted to continue speaking, but Li Dong Ming gave him a meaningful glance to stop him from continuing to speak, so he did not have any alternatives but to follow to leave!
“Do not bother to see us out!”