“Tell me, what is going on” Qin Wanru nodded and said in a lazy and indifferent voice.
Qi Rongzhi gnashed her teeth hard, clenched her fist tightly and then slowly unclenched it, “That day Madam of Duke Xing came to the mansion and talked with Madam Di.
I was curious and wanted to steal a glance at Madam of Duke Xing.
I didnt expect to hear two old maids talking about my marriage on my way!”
Qi Rongzhi paused here and looked towards Qin Wanru.
Qin Wanru still lowered her head and kept leisurely watching the handkerchief in her hand, as if she didnt notice Qi Rongzhi was gazing at her.
“One of the two old maids came from Duke Xings Mansion, and the other is Madam Dis servant.
They said your father has arranged a blind date with the third childe of Deputy Prime Ministers Chambers for me, and the third childe is a gentle person with both a good reputation and a good family background.
They also said if he attends the imperial examinations held in this spring, he will surely pass the exam.
At that time, there will be more people who want to arrange a blind date for him.
It will be better to settle the engagement with him early so as to prevent other people from coveting him!”
Since Qi Rongzhi had begun to tell the story, she told the whole affair from beginning to end without hiding anything.
Qi Rongzhi heard it accidentally, and it was related to her.
Hearing the two old maids praise the Third Young Master Wen, Qi Rongzhi was overjoyed.
However, the two old maids also said that Qin Huaiyong hadnt decided to arrange the engagement with the Third Young Master Wen for Qi Rongzhi or Qin Wanru.
Although Qi Rongzhi was older and the Qins Mansion had owed the Qis Mansion, Qin Wanru was his daughter anyway.
Compared with Qi Rongzhi, Qin Wanru was closer to him.
They then said that the Third Young Master Wen happened to be in Huaguang Temple, and Qin Wanru might have met him.
With her appearance, Third Young Master Wen probably had fallen in love with her.
At that time, Qin Huaiyong didnt need to hesitate anymore and could keep such a good son-in-law for his daughter.
Even if the Qis Mansion asked about it later, he could say it had nothing to do with him.
They couldnt blame him because the Third Young Master Wen didnt pick Qi Rongzhi.
The two old maids also teased that if Qi Rongzhi knew now and went up the mountain immediately, she might still have a chance.
After all, she was also good-looking and more attractive to men than Qin Wanru who still looked like a child.
The best excuse was to pretend to be sick, because it was heard that the Third Young Master Wen had excellent medical skills…
“So you eagerly thought of a way to come up the mountain!”
After hearing Qi Rongzhis words, Qin Wanru had figured out part of the cause and effect.
With a sharp sparkle in her eyes, she looked at Qi Rongzhi and asked with contempt and sarcasm!
“Is there anything wrong” Qi Rongzhi flushed and loudly rebuked her.
After recounting what had happened, even she felt there was something wrong.
But in order to avoid showing weakness in front of Qin Wanru, she had to say stubbornly.
“Qi Rongzhi, are you really not sure whether there is something wrong If you get killed, my grandma and I will take the blame, even though my grandma and I know nothing about it! Of course, you are the most unfortunate person.
You will either get killed or have your reputation ruined.
But either way, your life will be completely ruined! ”
Qin Wanru said with a faint sneer.
These words struck Qi Rongzhi one after another like thunder, making her dumbfounded and freeze there with her face changing from red into pale.
Seeing that she was stunned, Qin Wanru knew her words worked, and then said coldly, “At this point, Qi Rongzhi, you should know who intends to plot against you, right”
“Madam Di and Qin Yuru.
It must be them!” With her face turning ashen again, Qi Rongzhi twisted the handkerchief in her hands.
“Thats good!” Qin Wanru said with a cold smile, turned and left.
“Qin Wanru, dont leave.
You just let them trap you without doing anything” Qi Rongzhi stepped forward to drag Qin Wanrus sleeve, but was stopped by Yujie.
So she reluctantly shouted.
“They didnt plot against me.
Now I have saved your life.
Regarding whether you take it too hard and have an accident later, I can do nothing about it.
Its hard to persuade someone doomed to die with good words.
Those who are doomed to die keep seeking death.
What does it have to do with me”
Qin Wanru stopped for a while and said lightly without turning around.
“You, you are so mean…” Qi Rongzhis face increasingly darkened.
“I hope you are capable of dealing with them by yourself.
It has nothing to do with me!” With a faint smile, Qin Wanru turned and strode away, seeming to ignore Qi Rongzhi.
She heard the sound of something falling down, followed by the panicked cries of the two maids.
It sounded like Qi Rongzhi vented her anger on something again.
“Miss, are you alright” Yujie quickened her pace to catch up with Qin Wanru.
She cautiously looked at Qin Wanrus face and asked in a low voice.
Qin Wanru shook her head with furrowed brows.
She could make sure there must be a connection between Duke Xings Mansion and her!
She twisted the handkerchief in her hand and then put it down, feeling something was breaking in her heart, but she could not find the last place to strike.
Perhaps she could expose all the truth to everyone as long as she struck once more.
She could do it as long as she struck it once more at the force application point!
But where was the force application point
Taking a deep breath and raising her head, she suddenly saw Shui Ruolan staring at her with concern in the porch.
Based on Shui Ruolans standing posture, she could tell Shui Ruolan had probably stood there for a while.
She didnt know how much Shui Ruolan had heard.
She bit her lips with inexplicable tears in her clear watery eyes.
Seeing Qin Wanru look over, Shui Ruolan sighed, slowly came over from the porch and stared at Qin Wanrus face with pity in her eyes.
She came up to Qin Wanru and stretched out her hands to hold her in her arms without saying a word.
After a while, Qin Wanru pushed her away, wiped the tears on her face with a handkerchief and was about to talk.
However, she saw Shui Ruolan waved and reached out to point at the room beside her.
It was the room for Shui Ruolans temporary rest.
Shui Ruolan had her own room.
Nevertheless, she often came over to spend some time with Madam Dowager.
Madam Dowager was worried that she would get tired, so Madam Dowager specially arranged a rest room for her in her yard!
Qin Wanru nodded sensibly, and they went to the temporary rest room for Shui Ruolan one after the other.
After Qionghua served the tea and retreated to the door, Qin Wanru made a sign to Yujie, and Yujie also obediently walked to the door and guarded with Qionghua.
“Wanru, there is something that I dont want to hide from you, but your grandma said we had better keep it from you.
But… I actually dont think so.
No matter its a good or bad thing, we should let you know.
Your grandma thinks we did that for your own good, but I dont think so!”
Shui Ruolan sighed.
She had seen something, but didnt know about it clearly.
So she just consciously sought information for Qin Wanru, but actually didnt know much.
“Mother, tell me!” Qin Wanru lowered her head with her eyes turning slightly red.
“You are not my cousin brothers biological daughter.
Your biological father should have saved my cousin brothers life.
He entrusted you to my cousin brother on his deathbed and begged my cousin brother to raise you up as his biological daughter.
Nevertheless, you seem to have a mother who got lost in the war.
Regarding other things, I havent sought any information now!”
Shui Ruolan sighed with guilt, strung up the isolated information she recently sought from Madam Dowager and Qin Huaiyong and told Qin Wanru.
“My mother is still alive” Qin Wanru suddenly opened her watery eyes wide, feeling her heart in aching pain, as if it was struck by something.
Although she had never asked, it didnt mean she hadnt thought of it.
She involuntarily got out of breath with her eyes full of longing.
Her mother Was she still alive
“You should have a mother, but she got lost.
Your grandma has sent someone to look for her, but they have never found her.
No one knows where she is now!”
Seeing the expectation in Qin Wanrus eyes, Shui Ruolan did not tell her another conjecture.
There was very little chance of a woman, who was separated from her husband and daughter during the war, being able to survive.
Nevertheless, Qin Wanru just had a little hope, and she was not willing to cut it off.
She made it so implicit!
“Does this seal belong to me” Qin Wanru trembled and untied her collars to take out the seal from the inside, eagerly wanting to have her conjecture confirmed by Shui Ruolan.
Shui Ruolan looked at her seal and shook her head helplessly at Qin Wanru who looked eager, “I dont know this seal, and havent seen it before, but the Fenghua Glazed Cup seems to have something to do with you.
The night Madam Di asked your grandma to take out the Fenghua Glazed Cup, your grandma sighed to me and said Madam Di was too greedy and it originally belongs to you.”
“The Fenghua Glazed Cup belongs to me too” Qin Wanru really didnt expect this.
Chu Liuchen had begged her for it.
“Yes, its yours.
You may think of a way to ask about this Fenghua Glazed Cup!” Shui Ruolan thought for a moment and said, “It is also possible to track down some people and things at that time from it.
Regarding other things, your grandma said she was not quite sure either!”
Shui Ruolan was really not quite sure what had happened.
Shui Ruolan happened to get married during the period.
When she came back, Qin Wanru was already in the mansion.
She didnt even know if Qin Wanru was Qin Huaiyongs biological daughter.
Madam Dowager explained that Qin Wanru had been raised outside and was brought back to the mansion recently.
Regarding other things, Madam Dowager did not allow her to ask more questions.
Coming out of Shui Ruolans room, Qin Wanru didnt return to her room.
After telling Madam Dowager the excuse of going to view the purple bamboo forest in the temple, she walked out of the yard with Yujie.
Soon after she left, Qi Rongzhi also found a similar excuse to walk out of the yard with Chun Yi, while Chun Xi quietly went down the mountain.
“Did grandma meet her” Chu Liuchen said casually.
He slowly walked to the path without a wheelchair this time.
“Yes, she has met her.
But Im afraid… Im afraid she doesnt like her very much!” Xiao Xuanzi stole a glance at Chu Liuchens face and said cautiously.
“She doesnt like her very much! Ill make grandma like her better!” Chu Liuchen said casually, as if talking about the weather.
He slightly raised his beautiful eyes with a teenagers unrestrained temperament.
“Your Highness, what do you mean” Xiao Xuanzi said cleverly.
“I didnt mean anything!” Chu Liuchens smile was extremely bright, making two young ladies, who were passing by, involuntarily stop to fixedly stare at him and pass through him with blush on their faces.
“Your Highness, you mean…” Xiao Xuanzi didnt understand at the moment.
He said, while subconsciously glancing at the two young ladies by the road.
“I mean nothing!” With his gentle and handsome face suddenly becoming gloomy, Chu Liuchen raised his handsome eyes with rage and stared coldly at the two young ladies.
“Come on, throw out these two women who peep at me!”