The Princess Wei Yang - Chapter 65 part2
The Princess Wei Yang Chapter 65 part2
After Zi Yan’s death, only Bai Zhi and Mo Zhu were the closest yatous left by Li Wei Yang’s side. Everyone from the start thought she would select two high-ranked yatous from others, but who would have thought after half a month had passed by, she still hadn’t make a move. Even though the yatous and mamas were surprised, they didn’t dare to ask. Because there were more things to do in the residence, Mo Zhu requested from Li Wei Yang and selected Qin Fang and Hong Luo to serve tea and help around. Since Qin Fang had served in Da Furen’s residence and she was particularly clever, Mo Zhu had been watching her attentively, being frightened that she was a spy sent by Da Furen. As for Hong Luo, because she was accounting manager Liu’s daughter, who was awaiting to marry and wasn’t connected to any of the masters in the entire residence, they didn’t keep a close eye on her especially when she was dependable and honest. She didn’t speak much and gradually won their trust and began doing more work in the residence.
Tonight, it was Bai Zhi and Hong Luo’s shifts.
Li Wei Yang was thirsty before bedtime and instructed someone to bring tea over. Bai Zhi really liked Hong Luo, this reserved yet hardworking yatou, and had the intention of letting her reveal her face to the master. In the future once she was released, their master can bestow more to her so she sent her to serve tea to Xiaojie.
Hong Luo lowered her head and Li Wei Yang inexplicably looked at her arm. It wasn’t a big deal if she didn’t see it but with a glimpse, Li Wei Yang noticed an oddity from her wrist.
Hong Luo usually dressed plainly, besides the mandatory jewelry, she doesn’t wear other special ones, but today, a jade bangle appeared on her wrist.
It wasn’t a big deal, but it was odd that she hid the jade bangle under her sleeves. If Li Wei Yang didn’t lean in closer, this jade bangle wouldn’t have been seen by anyone.
Li Wei Yang had seen countless jewelry so she naturally recognized this bangle was not ordinary. The whole bangle was made of green jade, not a speck of defects could be seen and it was brightly shining in the dark.
She remembered that Mo Zhu had said before that Hong Luo’s father was a small manager in the accounting room and she also had two older brothers waiting to marry so they promised her off to someone, hoping they could have more gifts for her brother’s marriages. This kind of family would buy such a valuable jade bangle for their daughter?
Numerous thoughts flashed across Li Wei Yang’s mind and in the end, not a single trace of change appeared on her face as she laid down as usual, turned her body. She listened to Hong Luo quietly retreating yet her eyes were still wide opened.
Was she too suspicious, perhaps, it was gifted by her future in-laws?
The next morning after waking up, Li Wei Yang had on a normal expression when she saw Hong Luo and then found an excuse to send her out. She then called Mo Zhu and Bai Zhi to inquire, Mo Zhu replied: “Hong Luo’s mother originally promised her off to someone but for an unexplained reason, the marriage was called off. So her father begged the housekeeper to let Hong Luo stay in the residence to help out.”
Bai Zhi became more vigilant because of what happened to Zi Yan: “Xiaojie, do you suspect Hong Luo ……”
Li Wei Yang shook her head, it was only a valuable jade bangle, what could this prove?
But Hong Luo’s monthly allowance was little and she didn’t have much chance to leave the Li residence. She wasn’t missing anything at her place, if this bangle wasn’t stolen then where could it come from?
Li Wei Yang said: “You both pretend like you know nothing, if there’s nothing wrong with her, then that’s good, but if there’s a problem, it must be handled with evidence.”
Honestly speaking, she didn’t wish to see a second Zi Yan appear but things were like this in the world. The more you didn’t want something to happen, there was a higher possibility that it would.
Compared to Zi Yan who had lots of loopholes, Hong Luo grew up in the Li family; her work was steady and keen and she was seen as a clever yatou. But the smarter she was, the easier it was for her to become overconfident. If she didn’t wear the jade bangle, Li Wei Yang wouldn’t have discovered. But in this world, once a woman sees a valuable and beautiful jewelry, even if they had to hide it underneath their clothing, they would still wear it for the feeling. Hong Luo is after all a woman, she couldn’t bear the pain of simply looking at the beautiful jewelry so she took a risk.
After that matter, Hong Luo carefully recalled that night’s expression and her body was suddenly drenched with sweat. She didn’t dare wear that bangle again and she put in all her efforts to serve Li Wei Yang.
Three days later, Bai Zhi came to report: “Xiaojie, Nubi has been secretly keeping a close eye on her, but she is very prudent in her work and she doesn’t interact with outsiders, there is nothing unusual.”
Li Wei Yang nodded and said: “Perhaps she became aware.”
Bai Zhi was stunned, she anxiously said: “Could it be that Nubi wasn’t careful enough and revealed our intentions?”
Li Wei Yang shook her head, she said: “Even the cleverest fox will eventually reveal its tail, let’s wait longer.”
Li Wei Yang was right, after waiting for three days, Hong Luo didn’t notice any unusual behavior from Xiaojie and believed she was oversensitive, so she finally took action.
That night, Bai Zhi and a mama who were responsible for guarding the night caught Hong Luo sneaking around. Bai Zhi ordered people to stuff her mouth and then personally brought her in front of Li Wei Yang.
Li Wei Yang looked at Hong Luo’s trembling body and laughed: “Why are you so frightened?”
Bai Zhi approached forth and then pull out the cloth stuffed in Hong Luo’s mouth. Hong Luo immediately said: “Xiaojie, what did Nubi do wrong?”
Li Wei Yang saw that she deliberately put on an expression as if nothing had happened, she calmly smiled and said: “I’ve treated you well, why did you betray me?”
Hong Luo tightly pursed her lips, she didn’t speak one word yet cold sweat endlessly rolled down her forehead.
Li Wei Yang knew Hong Luo couldn’t be compared with Zi Yan who didn’t have any experience with fights; Zi Yan had just arrived from Ping Cheng and she had read many plays so she still had dreams of becoming a phoenix. But Hong Luo was raised in the Li family residence so she knew the outcome of Nubis that participated in the inner fights within the family wouldn’t end well and thus wouldn’t end their future because of tiny temptations. Da Furen must have had something of Hong Luo in her hand and then gave her threats and promises.
Pondering up to here, Li Wei Yang softly spoke: “Hong Luo, you haven’t passed fifteen yet this year, a height of one’s youth. I often lamented, lamented the tragic end of beautiful women. Even more, I lamented the lives of women, once we take a wrong step, we waste our whole life. So as a woman, we must learn to cherish ourselves. Hong Luo, don’t just be concerned about what’s present now, you must think about your long future!”
Hong Luo astonishingly looked at Li Wei Yang, her face whitened and her body was still like a wooden carving.
Li Wei Yang sighed, Bai Zhi said: “Hong Luo, Xiaojie is giving you a chance to be honest with her, she is doing you a favor. I saw you just now obviously burying something, I’ve already sent someone to dig it out. Why don’t you tell us honestly, this is a chance for you atone for your crime with a good deed.”
Hong Luo’s expression changed unpredictably, she watched Li Wei Yang’s clear like water eyes and remained silent.
Li Wei Yang gradually said: “Hong Luo, you are prudent, your work is clean. I’ve been thinking of you highly; two days ago Bai Zhi even mentioned promoting you to a first-level yatou but why do you want to demolish your future? If I fall, you are my yatou, where else better can you go?”
Hong Luo lowered her head, for a long time, she didn’t say a word.
Li Wei Yang knew she was struggling on the inside, she didn’t press her. Only the silent hourglass could be heard as a grain of sand crawled past.
Hong Luo was already drenched with sweat. When she finally opened her mouth to speak, she almost couldn’t hear her own voice: “Nubi is wrong, Xiaojie, please point Nubi to a path of livelihood.”