Chapter 123 Part 2 The Princess Plan is Thwarted

    "Xiaojie......" "Princess......"

    The expressions of the yatou following behind quickly changed. They instantly rushed to the pavillion in a flurry. But the pavililion was too small, the steps could only allow three persons to stand side by side. Wth so many people rushing out at the same, time and also all of them were women wearing long skirts, the situation turned into chaos.

    Meanwhile, Qi Ling'er's saw that she was about to fall onto Chu Fei Yang's back when she was suddenly grabbed by someone grabbed her left hand, forcefully pulling her back by her wrist, making her to stand firm.

    Qi Ling'er thought that it was her own palace maid who dragged her back, feeling flustered and exasperated she was about to turn around and rebuke her, yet she discovered that Yun Qian Meng was standing behind her wearing a simple smile. Filled with cheerful smiles as she spoke, "Are you alright, Princess?"

    Staring at Yun Qian Meng who suddenly appeared behind her, Qi Ling'er subconsciously turned around once again, yet she discovered that Yun Qian Meng, who was initially standing at her right side, had moved her place. Her heart was greatly surprised, yet she patted her own chest, her face turned pale as she stated, "Thank you very much, furen!"

    And in the meantime, Chu Fei Yang approached behind Yun Qian Meng, both cold eyes staring fixedly at Qi Ling'er in front of him, as if containing an enormous anger.

    "Are you all done?" Seeing her own palace servants being unruly, making a big fuss inside the Chu xiangf, Qi Jing Yuan strictly wrinkled his brows. His eyes gradually exposed the blood-thirsty gleams, scaring all of them and not daring to make any further sounds even if they were being stamped on by the others. They immediately went behind Qi Ling'er, carefully supporting her as she stepped down from the stairs.

    Seeing the palace maids settled down, Qi Jing Yuan's eyes immediately shot across Qi Ling'er's face. Seeing that her face turned slightly pale, Qi Jing Yuan exposed a cold smile on his face, after which he spoke to Chu Fei Yang, "It was due to benguan's lack of supervision, please don't take any offense about it, Chu Xiang!"

    But Chu Fei Yang was still wearing a cold expression, those cold eyes were still staring at Qi Ling'er who had already turned around, criticizing her, "The Princess is the blessed and honorable woman of Northern Qi, who could have thought that even the basic concept of walking, she wasn't able to perform it well! From the looks of it, once the Princess returns to Northern Qi, she must properly learn everything from the start again!"

    Qing Ling'er's face had turned red after she was subjected Chu Fei Yan'g strong mocking Now Qin Jin Yuan was giving her a very fierce glare, making her not dare to show her anger. She stepped angrily on the steps as she walked to Qin Jin Yuan's side.

    "Xi Lin, arrange a palanquin, accompany the princess out of wangfu!" And at this moment, Chu Fei Yang added another remark that seemed to be considerate, yet they were extremely mocking words, irritating Qi Jing Yuan as his face suddenly turned sullen, after which he coldly said, "That being the case, benguan shall leave now!"

    After speaking, not waiting for Chu Fei Yang to accompany him, he had quickly strode out of Chu xiangfu together with Qi Ling'er.

    "Time to head back inside. The wind outside is quite strong!" Seeing Yun Qian Meng entertaining Qi Ling'er for almost half a day, Chu Fei Yang led her as they slowly walked back towards the backyard. But he was exerting more strength on holding her hands, as if being afraid that she would disappear once he released his hands.

    Seeing him tense like this caused Yun Qian Meng to be unable to restrain herself and break into laughter. This seemed to be unlikely of Chu Fei Yang who used to plan everything in advance. Slightly spreading out her five fingers she held his hand closer, seeing the gloomy corner of his lips slowly raise up. Yun Qian Meng took two steps in advance in order to keep her pace with him, the two of them walking side by side as they returned to their room.

    They had just entered their room when Chu Fei Yang turned around and closed carved wooden door behind him, locking out all the people who followed after them outside. He turned around, in his eyes flickered a disapproving expression, with a stern face he said, "Meng'er, do you know the danger of the situation a while ago? Those flight of steps were quite narrow, if you were to fall down, I'm afraid you might break your bones!"

    Yun Qian Meng also had something to say, watching Chu Fei Yang's exceptionally handsome face, she pouted her lips and said "Don't tell me that as the wife I'm not allowed to interfere when someone intended to flirt with my own husband!"

    Yun Qian Meng was fully aware in her heart that Chu Fei Yang would have certainly dodged away not allowing Qi Ling'er to bump him. But in this way, Qi Ling'er would tumble in front of everyone losing her face, when that time came damaging the relationship between the two nations, perhaps the persons who would suffer would end up become her and Chu Fei Yang.

    That being the case, it would be better for her to pull Qi Ling'er herself. Making Qi Ling'er see the situation clearly, and also making Qi Jing Yuan be so angry but still be unable to show it, it was hitting two birds with one stone.

    It was nothing more than exhibiting her character as the prime minister's furen. Qi Ling had caused her worry, naturally she should react with that little courtesy.

    Looking at the corner of Yun Qian Meng's mouth wearing that spoiled smile, Chu Fei Yang slowly loosened up a bit, particularly when he heard her words a while ago. Those simple words had made Chu Fei Yang satisfyingly expose a smile on his face.

    "Xiangye!" Unfortunately during this time, Xi Lin spoiled the fun by appearing by the doorway.

    "What's the matter?" Pulling Yun Qian Meng, allowing her to rest in the inner room, Chu Fei Yang opened the bedroom door then questioned Xi Lin.

    "This is the old master's letter!" Xi Lin took out a letter from his sleeve then handed it over to Chu Fei Yang.

    The astonishment flickered through Chu Fei Yang's normally calm eyes, afterwhich he took that letter, waving his hand signalling Xi Lin to temporarily leave. He himself walked back to the inner room and tore open the envelope, pulled out the thin layer of fine writing paper from within, opened it and swept through it, then immediately put the letter back inside the envelope.

    Seeing the drastic transformation of expressions on Chu Fei Yang's face, Yun Qian Meng was puzzled. Just what sort of letter, had the ability to make Chu Fei Yang immediately go silent.

    "Something had happened?" Pulling Chu Fei Yang to let him take his seat, Yun Qian Meng asked in a lowered voice.

    Having heard what was asked, Chu Fei Yang faced Yun Qian Meng and exposed a shallow smile, after which he pulled her over to sit on his legs, both hands wrapped around her waist, in the meantime leaning his head on her back, with a serious voice he said, "My father will return home soon!"

    Hearing Chu Fei Yang's tone of voice telling her this matter, Yun Qian Meng's unconscious mind wondered if there were some misunderstandings between the father and son? Or else why would Chu Fei Yang seem to be powerless like this?

    Unknowingly in her heart, she somehow felt pity as she saw Chu Fei Yang in this state. Yun Qian Meng turned around stretching out her both hands then gently drew his head into her embrace, then she said indifferently, "Let's face it together!"

    Hearing Yun Qian Meng's tone of voice that seemed to be meant for amusing a child, Chu Fei Yang laughed out loud. But those eyes that spoke from her heart seemed completely sincere. Gently pinching Yun Qian Meng's delicate tip of the nose, he remarked, "The day after tomorrow will be the day of your first return to your parental home, I've already instructed Steward Hong to make necessary preparations, you shouldn't worry too much! After your visit your parental home, we will return back to our Chu xiangfu, so as to avoid being schemed by the old man!"

    Seeing that Chu Fei Yang refused to discuss more about his father, Yun Qian Meng obediently did not  ask further. But hearing Chu wangbeing called as "the old man", made her unable to restrain a smile, after which she nodded her head.

    After two days......

    Two people in the horse carriage made their way towards Yun xiangfu.

    However, during the time when the horse carriage arrived at the gateway of Yun xiangfu, they saw Steward Zhao instructing a few servant boys as they lifted up a thing wrapped inside the straw mat, coming out from a small door.

    Seeing that Yun Qian Meng and Chu Fei Yang had returned, Steward Zhao's initially fierce expression immediately transformed into a face full of smiles. In a lowered voice he instructed a few words to those few servant boys, then  he quickly approached Yun Qian Meng and Chu Fei Yang, saluted and greeted, "Nucai greets Chu Xiang, and da xiaojie!"

    "Steward Zhao, what was that?" Yun Qian Meng's perceptive eyes apparently saw locks of long hair drooping down from within the straw mat, she suddenly asked in wrinkled brows.

    Following Yun Qian Meng's gaze he turned around, Steward Zhao saw the few servant boys seemed to dillydally at their original spot, he immediately roared, "Little bastards, why don't send it over there immediately, why are you hesitating about, it might bring bad luck to our xiangfu. Didn't you see that today is actually the da xiaojie and her husband's day of return to the wife's parental home?"

    Those few servant boys being glared at by Steward Zhao's ferocious gaze, immediately got frightened as they acted with confusion, with a moment of negligence, they accidentally slipped and threw the thing wrapped by the straw mat to the ground.

    That thing wrapped in the straw mat rolled a few loops on the ground, actually exposed a dark ashen face. Suddenly seeing a dead person, Yun Qian Meng's heart was greatly surprised, but her both eyes were immediately covered by a big hand. Moments later Chu Fei Yang's angry cold voice echoed beside her ears, "Being evidently aware that the da xiaojie will come to visit today, you've actually went too far as to handle such a dirty thing, were you planning to bring bad luck to Meng'er?"

    Although Chu Fei Yang was able to cover up Yun Qian Meng's eyes in time, but based on the dead person's appearance, Yun Qian Meng was able to guess who it was! But she had not expected Yun Xuan Zhi to be so heartless, or maybe being fully aware that she would definitely bring Chu Fei Yang along to return to her parental house, they deliberately did this on purpose, allowing her and Chu Fei Yang to remember this about him?

    That Steward Zhao had never met such grave and stern person like Chu Fei Yang, at once he got so frightened as his brows were beaded with sweat, yet before he could utter any other word, Chu Fei Yang grabbed the opportunity to speak, "Why don't you instruct them to take care of it immediately! Don't tell me that you want Meng'er to stand by the main gates of Yun xiangfu for half day?"

    Having heard what was said, Steward Zhao immediately agreed as he nodded his head. He angrily approached those servant boys and gave each of them a big slap on the face. In a lowered voice he bellowed at them instructing them to quickly carry the person out of the gates of xiangfu.

    Fortunately the time was still early, if it had reached the noon time, before the entrance of Yun xiangfu people would be passing by. If the common people were to see such kind of situation, they might start to fabricate a rumor for this matter alone.

    "Chu Xiang, da xiaojie, nucai had already made necessary preparations, xiangye is now in the guest hall, waiting for the two of you." Only now did Chu Fei Yang release the hand that had covered Yun Qian Meng's sight. He nodded rigidly then lead Yun Qian Meng along as they entered the Yun xiangfu.

    But, the moment they entered the main gate, they saw Yun Ruo Xue running out with an angry face. Seeing Steward Zhao currying favor with Yun Qian Meng, suddenly her anger erupted, she lifted up her hand then beat Steward Zhao on his face.

    "What a nice Zhao De, at that time who had supported you to become the housekeeper of Yun xiaojie? You've actually treated my mother like that, you are truly a cruel and unscrupulous thing. I don't even care if you don't return the kindess, but you actually hit a person that is down, you dog, why don't you got struck by the lightning? Now that you've climbed up to a higher position, you treat my mother like that, in any case my mother is still the yiniang of Yun xiangfu, is there a reason for you to throw her into a dirty old mound?" While speaking, Yun Ruo Xue pushed away Steward Zhao then rushed towards the servant boys......

    "Come, quickly drag er xiaojie out of the way!" Steward Zhao didn't expect Yun Ruo Xue would suddenly rush out, not only given him a big slap on his face in front of everybody, but also to rain curses at him, causing him to lose his face to the greatest extent in front of Yun Qian Meng and Chu Fei Yang. Also seeing Yun Ruo Xue making a big fuss on this matter, he immediately responded, those servant girls following behind Yun Ruo Xue also rushed in front one after another, five or six persons exerting their efforts to keep Yun Ruo Xue under control, dragging her towards the direction of Feng He Yuan......

    "Let go of me, I am Chen Wang's Ce Fei, how dare you treat me like this, be careful wangye might chop off your heads......" Yet another threatening roar, but during this time nobody paid attention to Yun Ruo Xue, not for long, her voice disappeared into the thin air.

    "Steward Zhao, where did you let those servant boys take Su yiniang's body to?" Seeing Yu Ruo Xue who was being left behind and broken and still stressing herself as Chen Wang's Ce Fei, Yun Qian Meng's heart did not contain even the slightest bit of sympathy for her.

    Steward Zhao had not expected this to happend. Being watched closelyby Yun Qian Meng's strict eyes, a sense of fear rose in his heart, he could only honestly reply, "Xiangye had instructed me to deliver Su yiniang's body back to Su fu!"

    Having heard what was said, Yun Qian Meng and Chu Fei Yang looked at each other, at the same time each of them shared and understood the same thought in their minds.

    But as compared to Chu Fei Yang's emotionless face, Yun Qian Meng could not help but sneer. People said a woman's heart was the most wicked, but apparently based on her observation, the most wicked thing, perhaps was not actually a woman's heart, but the one who had utilized the heart of a woman!

    In addition to the entire xiangfu being imprisoned, all were schemed by Su Yuan, Yun Xuan Zhi naturally hated Su Yuan to the bone, then seizing this opportunity to curry favor with Chu Fei Yang in one way, and to humiliate Su Yuan in the other way. Perhaps after a few days, there would be a big wave of against Su Yuan in the imperial court!

    "How did Su yiniang pass away?" Although it was just a glimpse, but Yun Qian Meng had discovered that there was already an appearance of decay on Su Qing's cheeks, in addition to the current cold weather, perhaps she was already dead for a few days.

    "Reporting to da xiaojie, during that day when we were all being imprisoned inside the prison cells of Ministry of Justice, nobody was able to take care of Su yiniang's meals. Moments after we returned back to the house, that's when we've found out that Su yiniang was already dead! Perhaps she had died during the time when we were in the prison cell. Fortunately during this period of time we didn't burn the charcoals inside the room, or else I'm afraid that during this time the entire xiangfu would already have an overwhelming stench!" While stating about the condition before Su Qing's death, Steward Zhao keep on saying that they were afraid that Su Qing's corpse will rot and stench, yet in the slightest degree he never mentioned about their relationship as master and servant during those days, being cold and selfish like that, truly made one feel bitterly disappointed.

    No wonder it had made Yun Ruo Xue behave so violently, if she herself was to encounter such kind of servant, perhaps she would also get mad.

    Not wanting to see this Steward Zhao ever again, Yun Qian Meng continued to walk towards the xiangfu together with Chu Fei Yang. At present the skies had cleared after the rain, inside the Yun xiangfu was the scene with brightly colored decorations, the servant girls walking back and forth in the hallway, the manservants were taking care of the flowers, plants and trees everywhere. Just because today Yun Qian Meng had returned to her parental home, those yiniangs who were fond of enjoying flowers inside the garden were forbidden to step out of their respective courtyards, making it seem to look more peaceful.

    Walking for around a quarter of an hour, the two of them saw Yun Xuan Zhi, who was sitting inside the guest hall. He stood up and welcomed them.

    "Greetings to father!" Although her heart despised Yun Xuan Zhi's way of handling things, but all the necessary etiquettes, Yun Qian Meng was naturally aware of them, upon seeing him, she slightly bent down and paid her courtesy.

    "Yun Xiang!" And Chu Fei Yang still addressed Yun Xuan Zhi through his status as a colleague.

    "Your father has been waiting for you for a long time, it was quite cold outside, quickly come in and take your seats!" But Yun Xuan Zhi didn't pay any attention to it, but instead he enthusiastically welcomed Yun Qian Meng and Chu Fei Yang inside the guest hall.

    Upon entering the guest hall, they saw the rising spirals of the light smoke. That silver carbon burning inside the red sandalwood censer was extremely useful, it actually did not have any smell that irritates the nose, it could clearly be seen that due to Chu Fei Yang's arrival, Yun Xuan Zhi had exerted a lot of laborious efforts on it.

    "Steward Hong!" Facing such painstaking effort, Chu Fei Yang did not seem to appreciate the kindness, and without consulting anyone he just called out for Steward Hong, who came with them, and instructed, "Where are the prepared gifts?"

    Housekeeper Hong slightly nodded his head, he waved his hand signalling the manservant behind to bring in all the gifts that they had prepared for every person.

    Yun Xuan Zhu looked at the table that was piled up with the gifts, somehow bewildered and said, "Meng'er, we don't have that many people inside xiangfu, why did you prepare so many gifts?"

    Yun Qian Meng simply smiled, after which she answered, "Father, you forgot, we still have uncle and his family!"

    Having heard what was said, Yun Xuan Zhi's face suddenly turned dark, as if he totally did not wish to speak of such Yun Xuan Mo.
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