UNSATISFACTORY NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN
When Concubine Su was uncovered as a culprit, Lingzhi had been locked up like Fang Jinxiu.
At that time, in order to draw out Song Yunping, it was claimed that Lingzhi was pregnant, but was killed by Concubine Su.
Of course, now the family already knew that Lingzhi faked the pregnancy.
However, it was not clear whether the false pregnancy was done voluntarily or if she was set up, so she was neither treated favorably nor badly, but she was forgotten.
“Why are they handling her so carefully?” Fang Yunxiu said with a complicated expression.
Fang Yuxiu looked at Lingzhi who walked into Fang Chengyu’s yard with her head down.
“After all, things happened. So can forgetting really make it as if it never happened?” she said, “Mother doesn’t know what to do. After all, what happened in the first place was because of what Chengyu himself did.”
Yeah, this thing was really amazing.
“Little brother is also, why…” Fang Yunxiu sighed anxiously.
Fang Yuxiu sighed.
“Who can predict the future,” she said.
Who knew that the person he hated would become a treasure in his heart in the future.
Fang Chengyu had been dazzling and omnipotent since his return, but one didn’t know if he would be worried when he saw Lingzhi.
Thinking of this, Fang Yuxiu wanted to laugh.
“That’s why nothing in this life is perfect. Nine times out of ten, things are unsatisfactory,” she said.
Fang Chengyu also thought of this sentence when he saw Lingzhi standing at the door.
He didn’t forget, and he didn’t really think that it would never be mentioned again after everything had passed, but he just didn’t think about it.
It wasn’t right to say that he didn’t think about it. He had thought about it several times and wanted to talk about it several times when he looked at Miss Jun.
That time when Miss Jun returned from her trek, he used the excuse that he had something to tell her to coax her to sleep in the same room, but it wasn’t actually just an excuse. He wanted to tell her about it, but in the end he didn’t say anything.
And when Miss Jun left home to go to Beijing, when Miss Jun asked him if he had anything else to say, he actually wanted to talk about it then, but…
Fang Chengyu sighed. The young man’s brows were wrinkled with sorrow and embarrassment.
What’s the use of talking. Things were done, and the disgust in the past was also real.
Seeing Fang Chengyu frown and sigh. Madam Fang was a little uneasy.
“Chengyu, I’m not here to make things difficult for you.” She thought about it and said, “After all, you and Lingzhi…”
It was really hard to speak about it. Fortunately, Fang Chengyu obviously didn’t want to hear the rest.
“Ah. Yes.” Fang Chengyu interrupted her.
There was a moment of silence in the room, and the atmosphere was a little awkward.
“Chengyu. I did not block you.” Madam Fang took a deep breath and said simply.
It’s not that she didn’t see Fang Chengyu’s admiration for Miss Jun. She was not a child who didn’t know the world, and Fang Chengyu didn’t try to hide his admiration at all.
“It’s just that she didn’t raise the issue at the time. You announced to the public that you and her were not married, and that your marriage was fake.” Madam Fang said, “You are not husband and wife. You are just cousins. I don’t know what you think in your heart, so I don’t dare to make a decision for you about Lingzhi.”
If Fang Chengyu really expressed his intention, as a mother, it would be simple and natural to handle a young, ignorant and absurd affair for her son.
She had a hundred ways to make Lingzhi disappear, but she couldn’t bear the slightest grievance in her son’s heart.
Fang Chengyu reached out and pinched his ears.
“No, no, mother, you did the right thing.” He took a deep breath and said with a smile, “This is my business, how can I let my mother make decisions for me and bear the results for me.”
Madam Fang saw that Fang Chengyu’s joy and warmth were about to melt, and she reached out and stroked Fang Chengyu’s shoulder.
This was her son, the best son in the world.
“This is the right thing for mother to do.”
Fang Chengyu took Madam Fang’s arm and smiled, “Leave it to me, and you can be the Madam and enjoy yourself with peace of mind.”
Madam Fang smiled and nodded, and then looked directly at Lingzhi kneeling at the corner of the door.
“Then I’ll go first. You should also pay attention to rest, and your body will be fine. Your cousin also said that you have to take care of yourself slowly,” she said.
What cousin said must be followed, Fang Chengyu nodded with a smile.
Watching Madam Fang leave, the smile on Fang Chengyu’s face gradually dissipated, Maidong and Baishao carefully probed outside the door, and occasionally glanced at Lingzhi kneeling on the ground.
Lingzhi didn’t know if she was trembling with fear or nervousness.
After all the **** happened, she didn’t expect to live so long, but living is truly it’s own torture.
She didn’t know that Fang Chengyu was back until she was brought out by Madam Fang.
She was so frightened that she almost couldn’t walk, but she didn’t dare make a scene.
She felt a trace of luck in her heart. Didn’t those people say that some people would have a false pregnancy? After all, she did such a close thing with the young master. Although she did not reach the last step in the end, she was still young and did not understand how it worked. It was not surprising for her to think that if you touch and kiss you can get pregnant.
Besides, the young master probably liked her too.
Lingzhi knelt on the ground and didn’t dare to raise her head when she entered the door. All she heard was the clear voice of the young man, and saw the flowing clothes, exquisite shoes, and smelled a faint fragrance.
She liked the former young master, and of course she liked this kind of young master more.
She couldn’t help crying, and put her head on the ground.
Outside the door, Baishao and Maidong hurriedly shrunk back and stood in their stations.
“You go down.”
It seemed like a long time had passed and also like it was only a blink of an eye when Fang Chengyu’s voice spoke.
No scolding, no questioning, nothing, Lingzhi was a little overwhelmed.
Then, let her go, where?
Baishao was also helpless outside.
“Master.” Lingzhi finally raised her head boldly and cried.
Fang Chengyu interrupted the words before she spoke.
“Go down, arrange a room for her, don’t wait for me.” He said, and he turned around and went to the inner room.
Lingzhi raised her head and saw only the straight and handsome back of the young man.
“Let’s go.” Maidong and Baishao did not dare to delay and urged in a low voice.
They had already been implicated by Lingzhi, and they were scolded like a dog by Liu’er. Now, they didn’t want to be implicated by her further and let the young master drive them out.
Lingzhi didn’t dare to delay, for fear of angering Fang Chengyu. Then she really would have no way to survive.
Fang Chengyu stood in the inner room with no smile on his face and looked at the girl in the yard through the glass.
Ahhh what to do with this.
He turned to look inside again.
An empty **** bed, an empty **** room. Quiet had never been so annoying.
“Jiuling,” he said, looking aggrieved and pitiful, “When are you coming back?”
In mid-June, the hot wind hit her face with the horse’s gallop. Even though she was covered with a veil and hat, Liu’er had to close her eyes and hold onto Miss Jun in front of her tighter.
“Miss, are you thirsty?”
Although she was taken care of by the young lady all the way, Liu’er still tried her best to perform her duty.
In front of her was Miss Jun, who was dressed like her, held the horse’s reins with ease, and her legs and feet touched the horse’s abdomen rhythmically to adjust the speed.
“Not thirsty. You can see the capital soon,” she said.
Were they almost there?
The tired Liu’er who was knocked around by the horse immediately straightened her back and looked forward.
Under the scorching sunlight, a city gradually rose from the horizon line and appeared in her sight.
“Miss, where are we going first?”
Although she had been looking forward to it all the way, when she saw the capital, Liu’er was still excited and panicky.
She regretted asking that.
It was the first time for the young lady to come to the capital. Liu’er didn’t know where they were going, and the young lady wouldn’t know either.
Just as Liu’er was about to speak again, Miss Jun in front of her loosened the reins, took out a scroll from the horse’s back and unfolded it.
Over Miss Jun’s shoulder, Liu’er stared at the scroll with wide eyes.
“Map of Imperial Beijing” She read a few conspicuous characters on it crookedly.
Footnotes and Idioms
1 – 天上掉馅饼 – tiān shàng diào xiàn bǐng – “a meat pie falls from the sky”; to have something fall into your lap