Chapter 249 Do You Really Have Any Morality?
“Lady, the general just went to find the First Lady! Did she paint that picture?” Yujie reported.
Qin Wanru raised her eyebrow and answered firmly, “No!”
“If she didn’t do that, then why would the general go get her so angrily?” Yujie asked very confusedly and she also supposed that it shouldn’t be the First Lady who painted that picture before!
“It is Madam Di who did that!” Sitting casually in a pavilion, Qin Wanru answered unhurriedly. It was a nice day with little wind and warm sunshine. This pavilion beside the garden rockery was built in a good place where it not only could keep out the wind but also was bathed in the sun.
Moreover, she enjoyed the wide view here!
“If it is Madam Di who painted that, then why would the general go to find the First Lady? It seems that she has nothing to do with this event, right?” said Yujie.
“Mei Xue is the one who contacts the old maid of Duke Xing’s Mansion while she is one of Qin Yuru’s servants. Although Duke Xing’s Mansion can slither out of this event, Mei Xue is unable to do that. Father locked Madam Di up and grounded Qin Yuru. However, Mei Xue went to find Madam Di. This is wrong!”
Qin Wanru explained slowly. Compared to Madam Di, it was better for her to start from Qin Yuru. Moreover, Mei Xue, Qin Yuru’s servant girl, got involved in this event.
Yujie was a clever girl. Hearing Qin Wanru’s words, she quickly understood and kept nodding. “I got that wrong. It is the First Lady who led to this trouble. However, why did Madam of Duke Xing do that? Isn’t she very close to our mansion? She came to our mansion and even showed gratitude to you. Is everything fake?”
If the event of Nanny Sheng had not happened, people in the mansion would have considered Madam of Duke Xing as a madam who was affectionate and faithful in that she not only was good to Qin’s Mansion but also very appreciated Qin Wanru.
“Why would Madam of Duke Xing like me?” Qin Wanru meant it with a smile.
“Because she appreciated that you saved Master Hao!” answered Yujie.
“Does Madam of Duke Xing treat Hao’er well?” Qin Wanru shook her head and leaned against a pillar lazily.
“Well, no. However, she has to posture!” Yujie quickly understood but then felt confused.
“Why didn’t she do this earlier? Why did she choose this time?” Qin Wanru squinted. “Madam of Duke Xing didn’t look strange while grandma called me ‘Zhuozhuo’. However, when I looked at her more carefully, I could tell her venom.”
“It seems that my nickname shocked Madam of Duke Xing.”
Although her malicious expression disappeared instantly, Qin Wanru still caught sight of her vicious and shocked face.
Madam of Duke Xing had heard of this name!
“Well, well, I have no idea. Does she need to prepare for her plan?” asked Yujie.
“It is possible!” Sitting up straight, Qin Wanru chuckled. She looked at the person who was walking toward her and sneered. “As expected, Qi Rongzhi could not stand!”
The reason that Qi Rongzhi was able to live in the capital city and to stay in Qin’s Mansion might be that she got something on Qin’s family. Otherwise, Magistrate Qi, the cunning one, would not let his daughter live here without worrying. “Good, it would help me!”
Yujie had a look along her eyesight and found that Qi Rongzhi was walking toward them resentfully and sulkily. Then Yujie quickly stood behind Qin Wanru.
“Lady just said that she was here to wait for Lady Qi.” Thinking this, Yujie increasingly admired her second lady. She used to consider herself as Qin Wanru’s elder sister for she was older than her lady and thus, she always tried her best to teach her second lady. However, to her surprise, her second lady who looked like a Barbie doll had a sharp brain.
But she felt at ease and quite convinced when being with this clever second lady!
Servants of Zhifang Pavilion also felt more and more emboldened because of Qin Wanru!
“What do you mean, Qin Wanru!” Qi Rongzhi came to her resentfully. When she came, she sat on the stone bench right in front of Qin Wanru and said angrily.
“I… What? What are you asking about?” Qin Wanru answered unhurriedly.
“You instigated me to say such things! Why did you do that and what do you want? Qin Wanru, though you look small, you are so evil! You are trying to let Madam of Duke Xing hate me, aren’t you?” Flushed with fury, Qi Rongzhi shouted at her.
“What would benefit me if I did this?” asked Qin Wanru lightly. Qi Rongzhi was such a woman. Whatever she did, she would blame others if anything went wrong and imputed her failure to others forcibly every time. However right or wrong, she would be the innocent one all the time!
She used to not know the reason that Qi Rongzhi treated her maliciously but now she figured it out!
Qi Rongzhi must find that it would be the best choice to blame this event on Qin Wanru when she found out she could not use Qin Yuru as a scapegoat.
Some people were born to be malicious and evil, just like Qi Rongzhi, as well as Qin Yuru.
“You, you tried to get on Madam of Duke Xing’s good side!” Qi Rongzhi was stopped by her question but she then fought back with anger.
“No, I want neither to please Madam of Duke Xing nor to be her accepted daughter. I have no purpose!” Qin Wanru answered and smiled coldly.
“Bullsh*t! You just covet the wealth of Duke Xing’s Mansion! The reason you did this was to make Madam of Duke Xing think that I had bad conduct and feel that you are so well-behaved! Qin Wanru, I should not have trusted you! What an evil woman you are!” Qi Rongzhi scolded. She glared at Qin Wanru tightly and it seemed that she just thought in this way!
The more she thought, the angrier she was. Then when she couldn’t stand it anymore, she decided to come here to query Qin Wanru.
“Morality? Qi Rongzhi, you are talking about morality to me! Do you have it?” Squinting, Qin Wanru stared at her with her sharp eyes.
Her piercing gaze seemed to needle the darkness in Qi Rongzhi’s heart. Qi Rongzhi turned around uncontrollably but quickly turned back and stared at Qin Wanru. “Nonsense…”
She would not feel guilty when facing others. However, while she met Qin Wanru, she would feel guilty in that it brought back the memory of what she did to Qin Wanru before.
However she felt guilty, Qi Rongzhi knew that she could not show her fear. She was convinced that she would suppress Qin Wanru!
“Qi Rongzhi, I don’t care what you are going to do but you need to know that I don’t like Madam of Duke Xing no matter who she is. I would not be her adopted girl! If you want, then you go by doing anything you can! I would not compete with you for this!” Qin Wanru raised her eyebrows and smiled scornfully.
“You sure?” Qi Rongzhi paused and then became excited. She looked up and changed herself into an arrogant look. “Do you dare swear that you, plus the whole Qin’s Mansion, would go to hell if you have any such kind of purpose towards Duke Xing’s Mansion?”
“Qi Rongzhi, who do you think you are?” Qin Wanru smiled, grimly.
Qi Rongzhi shivered suddenly and felt a kind of chill she couldn’t tell down to the bone.
“My ‘no’ means ‘no’. As for others, you need to know that you are alone in our mansion now. Although Madam Di and my elder sister might owe you, my grandma, my mother and I never owe you! If I want to kick you out of our mansion right now, what do you think?”
Qin Wanru stood up and sneered.
“What? What do you mean?” Qi Rongzhi quickly stood up and stepped backwards vigilantly. She couldn’t tell why she would be guilty.
“What do I mean? Qi Rongzhi, you know better than me. Now you have no backer in the capital city and you, aren’t comparable to me!” Qin Wanru smiled at her scornfully and examined her carefully. Then she chuckled, turned around and decided to leave here.
Yujie who followed her gave two more glances at Qi Rongzhi and also laughed, with sort of ridicule. Then she ran to follow Qin Wanru.
Qi Rongzhi who was left behind trembled with anger and banged her hand on the table heavily. Gnashing her teeth, she just wanted to smash Qin Wanru! How dare Qin Wanru talk to her in this way!
Where was the innocent and gentle Qin Wanru? Why was she like a different person!
“Lady, calm down! You are in Ningyuan Army General’s Mansion!” Chunyi, Qi Rongzhi’s servant girl, reached out and tried to stop her in that she feared that Qi Rongzhi would hurry to catch up with them.
“Do you also think that I couldn’t win her?” Qi Rongzhi asked with her teeth gnashed.
“No, no!” Chunyi immediately lowered her head and was afraid that Qi Rongzhi would vent her anger on her.
“Well, she is a bast*rd. Does she really consider herself as a lady from an aristocratic family? I must let others know that she is not the daughter of Ningyuan Army General!” Qi Rongzhi was so angry that her face became livid. She couldn’t help imagining the scene that she tore Qin Wanru’s disgusting face when Qin Wanru was in front of her.
“Lady, lady! They, they are back!” Chunyi stammered and tried to mention Qi Rongzhi.
Qi Rongzhi looked up and quickly stepped backwards! She tightly stared at Qin Wanru who just walked back and she looked embarrassed. She knew clearly that she could not win Qin Wanru right now for she was incapable of suppressing Qin Wanru.
“Lady Qi, if you hope to stay in Ningyuan Army General’s Mansion, then you’d better hide in your guest court and go nowhere! I hear that it’s you who reveal and spread my elder sister’s secret!”
Qin Wanru came to her with a bright smile and said in a soft voice. However, for Qi Rongzhi, her words sounded like thunder! She even could barely stand because of Qin Wanru’s words. She quickly held a pillar in the pavilion. She looked at Qin Wanru, shocked and frightened. It was a secret and only her brother knew except for Qi Rongzhi herself! Why would Qin Wanru know?
“Are you wondering why would I know this secret? Qi Rongzhi, nothing would keep secrets forever. If father and Madam Di know that it is you who led to this, how do you think what you would become?
Qin Wanru smiled more gently but Qi Rongzhi only felt coldness and grimness. She couldn’t help holding the pillar tightly with a livid face. She tried to shout at Qin Wanru just as she did to her before but she felt that Qin Wanru was very dangerous now and she dared not to fight back.
Qin Wanru glanced at Qi Rongzhi scornfully and left directly without turning back.
In the pavilion, Qi Rongzhi gradually calmed down. Looking at Qin Wanru’s figure, she gnashed her teeth. “We are not finished!” She would try her best to be the adopted daughter of Madam of Duke Xing. However, Qin Wanru’s words and behavior made her understood that she could suppress Qin Wanru only if she became the adopted daughter of Madam of Duke Xing.
Moreover, she would definitely show others Qin Wanru’s background in order to not let Qin Wanru become the adopted daughter of Madam of Duke Xing but also the daughter of Ningyuan Army General! Then nobody would treat her as a lady from an aristocratic family but a bast*rd! Did Qin Wanru really want to suppress her and be the honorable lady of Duke Xing’s Mansion?