Everyone recognized her. The one with the silk wrapped around her head was imperial daughter Qing Le. No wonder she was so arrogant. Although the madams and young misses were from families of officials, their standings were lower than Qing Le. If the truth, however, was the Emperor would not take the side of a lord and imperial daughter that no longer had a palace. But they had an innate quality, and those with this quality would not pay any heed to those without.
Thus, everyone glanced in her direction before turning back around and continued doing whatever they needed to do.
Feng Yu Heng’s gaze, however, continued to rest on the girl behind Qing Le. Although she kept her head lowered the entire time, appeared to be slightly darker and was seen by everyone as Qing Le’s servant, she knew that this was Feng Chen Yu.
She already knew that Feng Chen Yu would think of a method to get into the palace, but she had originally thought that she would go through the third prince. She did not think that she would actually go with imperial daughter Qing Le.
After Qing Le exited the carriage, she did not get in line. She went straight for the gate and prepared to enter the palace, but she was stopped by a granny.
Qing Le frowned: “Impudent!”
This palace granny was not a coward. She had spent many years in the palace. Having worked in the presence of the Emperor and Empress, how could some shoddy imperial daughter inspire any fear in her. Hearing Qing Le’s screams, the granny began laughing and said: “Imperial daughter Qing Le, this old servant was ordered by the Empress to verify the invitations of the female guests entering the palace. If imperial daughter wishes to force her way in, then this old servant can only send someone to inform the Empress.”
Qing Le frowned and wanted to continue arguing, but Feng Chen Yu had already brought out the invitation and handed it over.
She did not say anything further. It was better to have one fewer problem rather than one more problem. The way Feng Chen Yu dressed had already pushed her close to the edge, but at this point, she no longer wanted to bring it up.
Seeing that there was a maidservant that handed her an invitation, the old granny gave Chen Yu a forgiving look then thought about it for a while.
A servant was dressed in more eye-catching clothes than the master. Having received the invitation and looked at it, she said to Qing Le: “Normally speaking, imperial daughter should need to queue up. Look behind you, there are so many madams and young misses waiting. This old servant looking at your invitation first is too unfair. But since you are an imperial daughter, then we will overlook it once. I hope that imperial daughter can arrive a little earlier next year to avoid the problem of queuing up.” Having said this, she returned the invitation and Qing Le coldly snorted. Bring Feng Chen Yu, she quickly passed through the gate.
Feng Yu Heng saw them walk further away then retracted her gaze. Feng Xiang Rong quietly asked: “Why did imperial daughter Qing Le wrap up her head? That appearance is very ugly.”
Feng Yu Heng laughed, “She has no choice but to wrap it up. I heard the big fire at Ding An palace burned off all of her hair. How could it grow back so quickly.”
Xiang Rong heard this and recalled the appearance of Qing Le’s hair. She could not help but begin laughing.
At this time, Feng Yu Heng saw Ren Xi Feng and quickly pulled Xiang Rong over.
Ren Xi Feng, Fung Tian Yu and Bai Fu Rong were standing together. Seeing Feng Yu Heng coming over, they became even happier. Feng Yu Heng saw the three, but she began frowning: “With the three of you standing together, it seems that you all came together. WHy did you not call me?”
Bai Fu Rong smiled and pulled her hand: “How could it be that we came together. We cut in line to stand together.” As she said this, she turned around and smiled to the madam behind her: “Aunt Mei, could we add another two people?”
The one called aunt Mei was clearly very familiar with Bai Fu Rong, as she quickly retreated half a step, allowing Feng Yu Heng and Xiang Rong to join the line. The two quickly thanked the madam then saluted the people behind her in the queue and gave their thanks.
Everyone was courteous and the atmosphere was peaceful.
Feng Yu Heng introduced the three friends to Xiang Rong and told her: “When we enter the palace later, you will be able to see imperial daughter Wu Yang. You have seen her a few times before.”
This was the first time Xiang Rong met this many people. Each and every one of them was from some prosperous family, so she was a little nervous. Without saying anything, she just obediently nodded.
The was nothing Feng Yu Heng could do: “My third sister is just shy and has not really gone out much. Do not mind too much!”
The group of friends chatted and laughed. Before they realized it, they arrived before the gate. It was at this time that another carriage that came along the road. The speed of this carriage was much faster than Qing Le’s carriage, so it kicked up a great deal of dust. This caused the granny who was verifying the invitations to sigh a couple times.
But, there was still nobody who raised any complaints about this. Feng Yu Heng felt this to be odd. Were the madams and young misses from the families of officials in the capital this easy to get along with?
Bai Fu Rong lightly pulled her sleeve and quietly said: “It’s the Bu family’s carriage.”
Feng Yu Heng did not understand, “Bu family?”
Ren Xi Feng turned around and said: “A-Heng just returned to the capital not too long ago, so it’s natural you do not know about the changes that occurred in the capital these few years. The Bu family was originally a small official’s family. Their highest rank was the sixth rank. Ever since three years ago, however, the Bu family’s daughter went from a favored concubine to the official princess’ position. Thus, the Bu family also managed to climb up.”
Fung Tian Yu added: “Princess Bu’s father recently became a high official, a standard second rank official.”
Just as they were discussing this, they saw the Bu family’s carriage stop where imperial daughter Qing Le’s carriage had stopped. With the curtain being opened, a girl leisurely exited the carriage. Wearing a set of purple clothes that flowed in the wind, her long hair flowed down like a waterfall. She had smooth and glossy skin and picturesque eyebrows. She should have looked like a beautiful woman made of water, but her cold face gave her an icy appearance.
Bai Fu Rong quietly explained to Feng Yu Heng and Xiang Rong: “She is Princess Bu’s niece, Bu Ni Shang.”
The old granny saw Bu Ni Shang and was much warmer than when she saw Qing Le. Not only did she take the initiative in going forward to greet and salute her, she did not even look at the invitation. She only hastily allowed Bu Ni Shang into the palace.
Bu Ni Shang, however, did not pay her any heed. Instead, she looked around the crowd, with her eyes stopping on Feng Yu Heng.
She leisurely blinked then walked towards Feng Yu Heng. Only when she arrived directly before her did she stop and stare at her for a long time. SHe then asked: “Was it you that took care of that slut Qing Le?”
Feng Yu Heng continued to look over, her eyes holding back a cold light. Instead, it had an evil look like Xuan Tian Ming. Her entire body exuded an aura of regal indolence.
Bo Ni Shang frowned then heard Feng Yu Heng say: “Miss should direct this question to Xuan Tian Ming.” She did not even call him Prince Yu, instead using his name. Bu Ni Shang’s expression did not change, but Feng Yu Heng alone saw her pupils contract twice.
“Very good.” Bu Ni Shang suddenly displayed a smile, her chin raising slightly with an incredible arrogance that became even more overbearing.
But, a feeling of frustration was still born in her heart. She had wanted to come over and disdain them for a while, but this pride did not at all get past Feng Yu Heng’s carefree attitude. What’s more, she felt defeated upon hearing the words “Xuan Tian Ming.”
Bu Ni Shang’s heart was in turmoil. Turning around, she left and entered the palace.
The girls were a little confused. Fung Tian Yu quietly asked Feng Yu Heng: “I heard that Bu Ni Shang and Qing Le do not get along. How is it that she also seems to view you as an enemy?”
Feng Yu Heng shrugged, “Who knows.”
While they were chatting, the old granny had already turned to ask them for their invitations. The old granny seemed to recognize the other three, as they exchanged a few words. When it came to Feng Yu Heng, she thought for a while then looked at the invitation. She then let out an exclamation in surprise “Pri-princess Yu? Oh my!” This granny was incredibly upset: “It’s the fault of this servant for having eyes that can not see. How could I dare allow Princess Yu wait for such a long time. This old servant deserves to die. I beg princess forgive this old servant.” Saying this, she knelt down.
Feng Yu Heng quickly stopped her. She could tell that this old granny was truly upset. She could not help but mentally curse Xuan Tian Ming. Given this reputation, when people heard any mention of him, it would be as though they had seen a ghost.
“Granny, please get up. I am simply engaged to his Highness Prince Yu. I have yet to get married.”
“Getting married is something that will happen sooner or later.” The old granny said while smiling: “Who doesn’t know about the princess his Highness Prince Yu set his eyes on! This matter is something everyone in the palace knows about. There is no need for princess to be modest.” Saying this, she personally led the group though the palace gates. She then called for a guide servant, “Quickly bring Princess Yu and the young misses to Liu Li courtyard.”
Hearing the words Princess Yu, the servant was frightened. Quickly coming over, she kowtowed. Feng Yu Heng could not be bothered with stopping her. Waiting for her to finish kowtowing, she said: “Well, bring us in then.”
Finally leaving the gate, Bai Fu Rong smiled and said: “So amazing! Sure enough, there will be meat to eat when following A-Heng around.”
Feng Yu Heng helplessly said: “There is no meat, but if there is medicine, will you eat it?”
“What medicine?” Their eyes lit up at the same time. In terms of medicine, Feng Yu Heng represented the Yao family, and when had the Yao family’s medicine ever been a disappointment.
Feng Yu Heng told them: “I left them behind in the carriage. When we come out, I will give you your portions. Bring them straight back to your manors. It is a tea that I prepared that nourishes one’s skin. There is also one that that reduces internal heat. There is another that is good for the eyes and improves your hair. Bring them home and drink them everyday like you would tea. The taste is good and it is effective.”
Hearing this, the girls were extremely happy. They had never heard of this type of tea, and they all began to feel some hope in their hearts.
Feng Yu Heng then said to Ren Xi Feng: “I heard that General Ren’s legs and feet do not feel well when the weather turns cold. I prepared some medicine for him. I will give them to you later on. If the general ever feels unwell again, I can go and personally take a look. Now that my maternal grandfather is no longer in the capital, although I may be immature, I believe my own medical prowess is not bad.”
Hearing this, Ren Xi Feng was naturally very grateful. Holding Feng Yu Heng’s hand, she said: “I won’t say too many words of thanks. As for our family, father’s injuries are the biggest concern. If father were to hear A-Heng’s words, he would definitely be very happy.”
Fung Tian Yu once again began pondering about Bu Ni Shang: “Speaking of battles, Princess Bu’s eldest brother seems to have control of a quarter of Da Shun’s army. These years, he has been stationed in the east and has not returned to the capital for a full two years.”
Ren Xi Feng nodded, “The one relied upon in the Bu family was not the standard second rank Lord Bu. Instead, it is General Bu Cong in the east. Speaking of, A-Heng, you and that person share a bit of an origin…”