The Princess Wei Yang - Chapter 38
The Princess Wei Yang Chapter 38
The Princess Wei Yang Chapter 38
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**nubi: a way for maids to refer to oneself in the third-person
Chapter 38: Having an ulterior motive
In the afternoon, Li Min Feng personally paid Li Wei Yang a visit.
He dismissed the mama at the door and once he reached the door, he saw a yatou wearing a light-green vested changqun resting upon the door on the west wing, speaking to another yatou.
“Zi Yan jiejie, what are you sewing right now?” the yatou curiously asked.
Zi Yan smilingly showed her embroidery work to the yatou. Li Min Feng had a very good vision so from afar he saw a pair of multicolored mandarin ducks sporting on a lotus pond filled with lotuses sewn on the handkerchief, making it look lively and invigorating.
The yatou rolled her eyes and laughed: “Zi Yan jiejie wants to get married! You should find a day to ask San Xiaojie to find you a good match!”
Zi Yan’s face turned red, she took back the handkerchief, gave the yatou’s shoulder a light slap, and spat: “Don’t speak such rubbish.”
Zi Yan was fifteen this year, she was born with an oval-shaped face and fair skin. Her smile was like the lotus flower, attracting others’ attention. Li Min Feng calmly gave her a glance, an odd feeling flashed by his heart.
The little maid smiled: “Don’t be ashamed, San Xiaojie will definitely find you a good husband!”
Zi Yan’s smile gradually relaxed and then lightly voiced: “San Xiaojie can’t act on her own free will, how can she help nubi —“
The little maid was distracted, she wanted to say something but showed a face with inexpressible words. It’s true, San Xiaojie is the daughter of a concubine, even though Lao Furen favored her, she couldn’t earn Da Furen’s favor. If Da Furen wanted to use her marriage to make her life difficult, with the zhuzi in such a situation, then what more can her yatous ask for.
Zi Yan let out a sigh and felt troubled by words she that couldn’t be spoken aloud. But suddenly she heard someone coughed; she jumped and looked up to see a young gongzi standing right in front of her eyes. She face turned red and she walked up to greet him: “Da Shaoye.”
“Oh, your name is Zi Yan?” Li Min Feng’s expression was very calm as he looked into her eyes.
Zi Yan’s face surprisingly turned red, she voiced quietly: “Yes, nubi is San Xiaojie’s big yatou Zi Yan. Da Shaoye wants to see Xiaojie?”
He originally came to see Li Wei Yang but he had changed his mind. Li Min Feng smilingly said: “No, it’s just that yesterday I lost my fan nearby, so I came to ask San meimei for a yatou to help me search.”
Zi Yan chuckled and said: “Nubi can help out for this situation, where did Da Shaoye lose his fan?”
“It was outside the door at a distant grass area,” Li Min Feng said.
Li Min Feng and Zi Yan both walked out, the little yatou carefully watched on the side and suddenly frowned, picked up her qunzi and ran into the room.
Li Wei Yang was in the room speaking to Mo Zhu, Mo Zhu said: “Even though Lao Furen dislikes being extravagant but she is still quite picky with her food. For example, when eating fish, Lao Furen only eats the eyes of the fish; when eating chicken, she only eats the parts that are 70% fat; when eating sea mushrooms, she only chose the stomach with the least fat. Out of all the dishes, Lao Furen still enjoyed the simmering duck the most, unlike how every household cooks it, the duck’s interiors are cleaned out first. Then it is placed in a porcelain jar and it is cooked for three days on a small fire to make the meat tender and crispy. Additionally, in the whole duck, the duck’s foot is cooked separately; the bones are removed and then soaked in spices and magnolia flower, I can’t describe how good the smell was.”
Li Wei Yang nodded, delivering goose feather from afar, though it was nothing much, but it was the thought that counted. Lao furen one, liked to drink tea and two, liked to eat goose, from what Li Min Feng did, it was evident that he was a calculative person.
At this moment, there was a little yatou who peeped furtively behind the door.
Li Wei Yang flashed her eyes towards her direction and animatedly looked over, giving the little girl a scare. She could only hear Mo Zhu’s voice: “Who is lurking outside, Xiaojie allow you to enter!”
The little yatou frightfully entered and kowtowed to Li Wei Yang: “Xiaojie, nubi has something to report.”
Li Wei Yang calmly gave her a glance, Bai Zhi quietly said: “Xiaojie, this is little yatou Xiu’er from the tea room.”
The little yatou from the tea room? Feeling uncertainty, Li Wei Yang warmly asked: “What is wrong?”
Xiu’er said: “Da Xiaoye just came and said he lost his fan in the high grass outside. He asked Xiaojie’s yatou to help him search for it. Zi Yan jiejie was originally doing embroidery work in the yuanzi so she volunteered to go and told nubi to inform Xiaojie.”
Li Wei Yang stared at the Xiu’er for a long time and then suddenly smiled: “Bai Zhi, reward her a small purse, three days later, promote her to second-level yatou, she doesn’t have to return to the tea room, she can stay in this yuanzi and serve me.”
Xiu’er was very delighted and immediately kowtowed a few times: “Nubi thank you Xiaojie!”
From a little yatou that did menial labor to a second-level yatou in a short lapse of time, this was very good news, Xiu’er happily left. Li Wei Yang lightly sipped her tea, Bai Zhi finally understood and said: “Xiaojie, Zi Yan should have reported to you first, she was careless, please don’t blame her.”
A yatou without the permission of the master left the yuanzi with Xiaoye seems to be not , or was she too filled with joy that she has forgotten her status? Li Wei Yang calmly smiled and said: “Perhaps she was careless or she has greater desires and thinks that my place in this family is too small.”
Xiaojie’s words were serious, Bai Zhi’s face turned pale. Li Wei Yang looked at her and said: “Zi Yan and you are the same, both traveled with me from Pingcheng, I treat both of you like family but this does not mean I can tolerate everything.”
Bai Zhi lowered her head and felt fearful within. She secretly blamed Zi Yan for acting upon her own judgment, zhuzi told her to guard the yuanzi but she left with someone.
At this time, Bai Zhi had not discovered a deeper meaning but Mo Zhu did as her brows rose.
“Go tell all the yuanzi’syatous and mamas to come.” Li Wei Yang ordered.
“Yes.” Mo Zhu quickly left.
Within minutes, besides Zi Yan who disappeared half an hour ago, everyone was there.
Li Wei Yang sat on the chair as her eyes swept across everyone in the room and then she pointed at one of the mama: “I really hate people who do not take responsibility for their own actions, you went to the steward and told him my yuanzi has no place for you, then you should think of another way to make a living!”
“Xiaojie, nubi ……” Once she is kicked out from the residence, it will be difficult to survive. Liu mama’s face paled and she was frightened to the point of trembling, “Nubi does not know what I did wrong —“
“What did you do wrong? Where did you go just now! Why is it that when Da ge came, you did not notify me, do you want people to think I deliberately neglected my brother?”
Liu mama was terrified: “It’s Da Shaoye who said there’s no need to notify ……”
“Ridiculous! How can there be no notification when someone enters another person’s yuanzi! Da ge is well-educated, how could he have spoken such words, it’s obvious that you were deliberately slacking off! You even dare slander Da ge, go punish yourself with twenty strikes!” Li Wei Yang coldly said.
Without even being able to plead for forgiveness, Liu mama was dragged out by servants summoned by Mo Zhu. Everyone only looked at Liu mama with sympathy but not one person dare speak for her. They all already understood, as long as Lao Furen still favors San Xiaojie, then the zhuzi of this yuanzi will still be San Xiaojie, and no one else!
Zi Yan, right at this moment, walked in with a face filled with delight. Seeing the scene, her delicate face turned white!