Transmigrator Meets Reincarnator
Chapter 222: Old Gourmet (1)
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Chu Lian stared with eyes wide open in shock. Had this steward gotten her mixed up with someone else? Please, she wasnâ€™t a doctor and she didnâ€™t know how to treat people. She didnâ€™t have any miraculous cure-all either. How was she supposed to save Old Duke Zheng?
Matriarch He was also confused. However, the steward kneeling at her feet didnâ€™t seem to be lying. The anxiety and grief in his expression wasnâ€™t something that could be faked so easily.
â€śWhatâ€™s going on? Sanlangâ€™s wife doesnâ€™t know medicine. How can she save Old Duke Zheng?â€ť
Upon hearing Matriarch Heâ€™s questions, House Zhengâ€™s steward blushed for an instant. However, he couldnâ€™t hide the truth anyway, so he explained the circumstances in full to Matriarch He and Chu Lian.
Even when Chu Lian had already boarded House Zhengâ€™s carriage, she was still a little dizzy from the sudden turn of events.
What a strange predicament this was. Who could have expected that Old Duke Zhengâ€™s illness had been caused by the lack of gourmet dishes that fit his exacting tastesâ€¦
No wonder House Zheng had kept this matter sealed up so tightly. The explanation they gave to outsiders was that Old Duke Zheng was getting on in age and his health was declining to the point that he was bedridden.
If the social circles of the nobility were to find out that Old Duke Zheng had stopped eating due to his pickiness over food and that it had caused the decline in his health, wouldnâ€™t they laugh until their faces cramped up? House Zheng would also become the laughingstock of the capital if that were to happen.
The corners of Chu Lianâ€™s mouth twitched. This Old Duke Zheng had really contracted a very strange illnessâ€¦
Chu Lian also finally understood why Old Duchess Zheng had been so anxious to invite her to their estate.
Luckily, Chu Lian wasnâ€™t a cold-hearted person. Since they had come to her for help due to the circumstances, she was happy to oblige. As the saying goes, there is more merit in saving a personâ€™s life than in building a seven-story pagoda. Furthermore, the person in need here was Old Duke Zheng, who had a good reputation in the capital.
However, she couldnâ€™t make an empty promise. She had only told House Zhengâ€™s steward that she would try her best.
Even so, that steward had thanked her profusely, as if he had finally found the help they needed.
While watching Chu Lianâ€™s actions, Matriarch He had given a nod of approval inwardly. Sanlangâ€™s wife was kind but not too soft. She knew her own limits and hadnâ€™t tried to show off her skills. Although she was a little lazy normally, when it came to major events, she was good at keeping the situation under control.
On the way to the Zheng Estate, Chu Lian hadnâ€™t been idle.
She started by asking the steward what Old Duke Zheng liked to eat, before asking after his physical health. After thinking it over in her mind, she started forming an initial list of dishes to make.
Once the steward got Honoured Lady Jinyiâ€™s instructions, he immediately ordered one of the manservants in their party to rush back to the estate to prepare the ingredients that Honoured Lady Jinyi required.
Matriarch He and Chu Lian finally reached the Zheng Estate after half an hour.
They got off the carriage at the side gate of the estate and were led into the inner court by Old Duchess Zheng herself. They then entered Old Duke Zhengâ€™s bedroom.
When Heir Zheng returned to the estate, he noticed a few carriages parked outside the side gate and one of the estateâ€™s grooms taking care of the horses.
Xiao Bojian dismounted from his horse and looked carefully at the carriages. He spoke his observations in a baffled tone, â€śTiancheng, those seem to be House Jingâ€™anâ€™s carriages.â€ť
Heir Zheng looked more closely at the symbols on the carriage and agreed. The heir only knew that his grandfatherâ€™s health was failing, but his parents hadnâ€™t told him the reason for his grandfatherâ€™s illness. Thus, Heir Zheng was still in the dark about the situation.
He shot a glance at his manservant. The quick-witted manservant got the message and quickly went over to enquire about the carriages. In a short momentâ€™s time, he returned and whispered something into Heir Zhengâ€™s ear.
Heir Zhengâ€™s expression turned into one of surprise. â€śBrother Xiao, House Jingâ€™anâ€™s Matriarch and Honoured Lady Jinyi have come to visit my estate.â€ť
Xiao Bojian was also a little surprised. At the same time, a sweet feeling suffused his heart. See, he and Lianâ€™er were still connected by fate. He had even bumped into her here at the Zheng Estate.