Chapter 250 Qi Brothers Came
Qi Tianyu and Qi Baiyu were asked to come the next day.
They went together to the guest court where Qi Rongzhi lived.
“Brother! You finally came!” Seeing Qi Tianyu standing in the doorway, tall and handsome, Qi Rongzhi was so excited and ran over to him. However, when she found Qi Baiyu standing behind Qi Tianyu, she immediately stopped and rolled her eyes. She asked unhappily, “Brother, why is he here?”
“Manners, Rongzhi! Address him as second brother!” Qi Tianyu looked slightly sulky.
“Second brother!” Although Qi Rongzhi was reluctant to do that, she still listened to her first brother and addressed her second brother. Then she pointed at the court and said, “Then second brother, you can walk around by yourself, because I have something important to tell my first brother!”
She quickly held Qi Tianyu’s hand and walked towards her inner court, leaving Qi Baiyu alone in the outer court.
Qi Tianyu turned around and apologized to Qi Baiyu. “Baiyu, you’d better walk around and wait for me in the outer court. I will come to you when I am done!”
Qi Baiyu’s mouth twitched and he nodded indifferently. Looking around, he did not go too far but sat in a porch in the outer court, and started admiring the view.
Even though Qin’s Mansion was small, it had a great view, especially the guest court. Every design showed the inventive and unique mind—exquisite rockworks, tall trees and slightly tilted roof corners.
“Brother, do you know Qin Wanru is not General Qin’s natural daughter?” When they came in the room, Qi Rongzhi quickly asked everybody to leave, and then she spoke to Qi Tianyu.
“What is going on?” Qi Tianyu frowned and asked unhappily.
“Brother, I know you are clear about this. Father and mother must have shown you evidence!” Qi Rongzhi replied hurriedly. Then she pulled at his sleeves and started to whine. “Brother, let’s spread the evidence!”
“What do you want to do?” Qi Tianyu’s face was slightly flushed, but he did not deny it.
“I want to be the accepted girl of Madam of Duke Xing but she was so hesitant and could not decide whether to choose Qin Wanru or me. If we tell others about Qin Wanru’s true background, Madam of Duke Xing would know Qin Wanru is a bast*rd and will definitely not choose her!”
Qi Rongzhi answered proudly.
“Madam of Duke Xing?” Qi Tianyu was slightly stunned. He looked at Qi Rongzhi doubtfully. He knew what his sister was like, and he always felt that she would not have anything to do with Madam of Duke Xing.
“It is true! Madam of Duke Xing came to Qin’s Mansion yesterday and I received presents from her. Look!” Qi Rongzhi shook her head and showed the pair of glittering earrings which looked brilliant. Even though Qi Tianyu did not know much about jewelry, he could tell her earrings were expensive.
“Is this true? Would it benefit me?”
His eyes got darker and he stared at Qi Rongzhi. “Is Wanru going to compete with you for the position?”
“Yes, she is that kind of person! She used to compete with Qin Yuru and now she wants to compete with me! She needs to know who she is, and to see if she is on my level!”
Qi Rongzhi sneered indignantly. She knew about this secret long ago, and that was why she dared to bully Qin Wanru. Moreover, she was clear that Madam Di would not protect Qin Wanru.
Qi Tianyu frowned, but did not say anything.
“Brother, you wouldn’t treat this b*tch well, would you?” Qi Rongzhi looked at Qi Tianyu fussily.
“Nonsense!” A disgruntled look came into his eyes, and his face was gloomy.
“Fine! Fine! I will stop talking! Brother, you must help me! If I were to become the accepted girl of Madam of Duke Xing, I will live in Duke Xing’s Mansion! Then they will support me in whatever I do! They even could help you to prepare for the exam!”
Qi Rongzhi shook Qi Tianyu’s sleeve slightly, and acted coquettishly.
“Does Madam of Duke Xing like you?” Qi Tianyu did not answer, but asked her after thinking for a while.
“Yes! Please believe me! She does like me! Look, you could tell that she likes me very much from her presents to me! I heard that the first daughter of Madam of Duke Xing is not with her these days. Thus, if I were to get in the Duke Xing’s Mansion, I will make Madam of Duke Xing like me! But if not, we would have nothing!”
Qi Rongzhi’s impatience grew. “Brother, please help me! If I were to be treated well, it would benefit you! Come on, we are the best brother and sister! Or am I only comparable to an outsider?”
Qi Tianyu was very quiet for a while. Qi Rongzhi felt anxious when she saw her brother saying nothing. She was about to continue when Qi Tianyu raised his head and said, “Fine, I will help you but you need to promise me…”
He hesitated and stopped talking.
Qi Rongzhi’s words sounded reasonable, but Qi Tianyu thought that he should not show his trump cards at this time.
“Brother, I understand. Don’t worry, I will not kill her!” Qi Rongzhi kept nodding, with a bright smile.
Qi Tianyu frowned and did not reply her immediately. After a while, he stood up and said, “Then I will go back now! Be careful! You are now in Qin’s Mansion in the capital city and we don’t have many backers here!”
Seeing how the matter had been resolved, Qi Rongzhi was now satisfied and started to say something that sounded good. “Don’t worry, I will be very careful! We don’t have any backer in this capital city and thus we need one. Duke Xing’s Mansion is a good choice and it will benefit both of us!”
What she said was true, but her meaning was very doubtful.
Qi Tianyu took a deep breath, nodded and walked out of the room. Qi Rongzhi also walked with him to the door, and then rolled her eyes at Qi Baiyu. She did not talk to him, but went back directly to the room.
When he saw Qi Tianyu walking out, Qi Baiyu quickly jumped out of the corridor and came to Qi Tianyu in a relaxed manner. “Brother!”
“Don’t blame her. She never bothers about her manners, and always feels that she is still in Jiangzhou!” Qi Tianyu sighed and set his elegant eyes on Qi Baiyu. “If she still treats you like this, please forgive her for me. You know she will marry someone one day, and we are the ones who will be staying in the mansion! Only us!”
He meant that Qi Rongzhi would move out of Qi’s Mansion. Moreover, in consideration of her age and the short period she stayed in Qi’s Mansion, she would have little to do with Qi’s Mansion, after she was married.
He also suggested that they were the real mainstay of the Qi Family.
Qi Baiyu answered unconcernedly, “Brother, I know. I will not fuss about those things with Rongzhi. By the way, how is she doing here? Is she fighting with anyone?” Qi Baiyu nodded and squinted.
“Ningyuan Army General’s Mansion treats her very well and she is doing well here, though sometimes, she is still childish and unreasonable. You know, girls! Anyway, let’s go. She knows that she is not in Jiangzhou now!”
Qi Tianyu was resigned and shook his head. Then he went outside with his hands behind his back. Qi Baiyu gave an almost invisible smile and caught up with his brother and asked, “Brother, don’t we need to meet Ningyuan Army General? We are here now. If we don’t meet him, it will not seem polite!”
“You are right! Let’s go!” Qi Tianyu did not think of this before, but it did sound reasonable. Thus, he turned around and walked out directly.
When the Qi Brothers came to Qin Huaiyong’s study room, they met Qin Wanru who was just walking out. Seeing them, Qin Wanru stopped, looked at them and bowed in a very polite way. Then she stood up and made way for them. She wanted to leave after they got into the room.
“Second Lady!” Qi Tianyu called her suddenly. He had never addressed her in that way before.
“Master Qi?” Qin Wanru raised her eyes and asked calmly.
“Is General Qin dealing with something important in his room?” Qi Tianyu set his eyes on Qin Wanru’s beautiful and delicate face. Although his eyes became darker, he still looked calm. It was as if they had never sworn that they would be together forever, until death set them apart.
“No, you could get the servant tell him that you are here.” Qin Wanru answered.
“Thank you for taking care of my sister when she was living here!” Qi Tianyu suddenly bowed deeply to Qin Wanru!
Qin Wanru winced, and did not accept his thanks. “It is very kind of you to say that. It is my grandma and mother who makes all the arrangements! I have nothing to do with that!”
Although she replied very politely, she tried to be distant and seemed unwilling to have anything to do with Qi Rongzhi.
“I have something to do, so I am afraid that I am not able to stay here with you!” Qin Wanru bowed politely and left slowly, with Yujie.
Qi Tianyu stood still and stared at Qin Wanru in a complicated way. After a while, he lowered his eyes, and let a servant get in the room to announce that they wanted to see General Qin.
Later, the servant told Qin Huaiyong, and both of them were invited into the room.
“Lady, why did you let them meet the general at this time?” Yujie asked, confused, as the Qi Brothers walked into Qin Huaiyong’s study room.
Actually they did not leave, but stopped in a corridor near the study room. Yujie did not ask Qin Wanru the question, until she was sure that Qi Brothers had met Qin Huaiyong.
“Father is asking about Duke Xing’s Mansion!” Qin Wanru smiled slightly, which showed a hint of her mockery.
“Why is Madam of Duke Xing still unwilling to give up? Why does she like Lady so much?” Although Yujie did not know much about the ways of the world because she grew up in Jingxin Monastery, she still had her doubts. “What does she want from lady?”
Madam Dong reported that there had been rumors of the story that Second Lady Qin wanted to be the accepted daughter of Madam of Duke Xing in the capital city, which sounded like a true story. They were all wondering if Madam of Duke Xing came to Qin’s Mansion yesterday, for this thing and now she had her answer!
Yesterday they just talked a little bit about this thing, but today, everyone knew about it! If servants of Qin’s Mansion were not the ones who spread the news, then it must be Duke Xing’s Mansion who did it.
Duke Xing’s Mansion was a noble aristocrat family with strict family rules, and thus they should not have spread this obviously fake story in public. If they did, then there was only one reason left — Madam of Duke Xing must have asked her servants to spread it deliberately!
Her purpose was to force Qin Wanru to agree, and to become her accepted daughter.
She, the first madam of Duke Xing, had shown her favor towards Qin Wanru and even came to find her in person, which meant that this thing almost succeeded. If Qin’s Mansion still refused her suggestion, then it showed that they opposed Duke Xing’s Mansion deliberately!