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Chapter 509: Dealing with Her (2)

    Chapter 509: Dealing with Her (2)

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    Chu Lian really didn't know if she should cry or laugh. She presented her pale, smooth palm to He Changdi.

    "Mm?" He Changdi pretended not to understand his wife's meaning.

    "Where's the letter? I want to read it. I want to see what nonsense that Xiao Bojian was trying to pull!" Chu Lian was about to explode in anger.

    What kind of situation was this? Why did it feel like she had been wronged through no fault of her own?

    Her hand was beginning to feel sore from being held out so long, but He Changdi didn't move an inch.

    "I want to see the letter."

    Chu Lian reminded him again.

    He Changdi awkwardly coughed a few times.

    He tried to avoid meeting his wife's questioning gaze.

    Chu Lian gaped in shock. Disbelieving, she asked, "Don't tell me you destroyed the letter?"

    He Sanlang awkwardly turned his head away. He pursed his lips without speaking.

    Chu Lian noticed his evasive gaze and knew that she had hit the nail on the head.

    Anger flared up within her, giving her the urge to punch him a few times.

    She puffed up her cheeks and glared at He Changdi with her big eyes for a long moment. Finally, Chu Lian angrily turned her back to He Changdi.

    It was only at this moment that He Changdi finally realised that he had been too impulsive earlier.

    However, there was absolutely no way he could have controlled the rage and jealousy in his heart while holding a letter from his love rival in his hand.

    He Changdi knew he had made a mistake. He reached out, wanting to turn Chu Lian around to face him.

    Chu Lian wasn't willing to let him have his way and stubbornly ignored him.

    He Sanlang knew his wife was really angry with him, so he didn't dare to use force. He could only lightly pet her back, like he was trying to soothe a grumpy little kitten.

    Chu Lian didn't want to continue like this for long, so she said, "Go wash up first."

    He Changdi stared at the side profile of his wife's face for a while before he got up and went to the bathroom.

    Chu Lian's mood was slightly better when she didn't hear him call for the maidservants outside.

    She laid on her side, wrapped inside the soft blankets, and thought about the things that He Changdi had just told her. She was really curious about what Xiao Bojian had written in the letter that Fuyan had been keeping. Also, how had Fuyan gotten hold of that letter? It was too bad that He Changdi had already burned it. She couldn't even read it if she wanted to.

    Perhaps due to having waited late into the night for He Changdi to come to bed, or perhaps from all the tiring activities today, Chu Lian ended up falling asleep mid-contemplation...

    When He Sanlang came out of the bathroom, the first thing he noticed was his wife's sweet sleeping visage.

    He didn't get into bed immediately. Instead, he sat by the bedside for a long time, dressed only in a thin sleeping gown. His shadowed eyes stayed on Chu Lian's gentle face. It was as if he wanted to engrave her face into his heart, so that he would never forget it.

    By the time he finally laid down and embraced the petite woman beside him, the night had already passed. Slivers of light were creeping up over the horizon to the east.

    The next morning, when the young couple ate breakfast together, the atmosphere between them had become a lot more relaxed.

    It was such a surprise that Senior Servant Gui even purposely asked Wenlan about it in private.

    When Chu Lian and He Changdi finished their breakfast and the maidservants had cleared the table, He Changdi asked Chu Lian a question as she was sipping some honey water.

    "How are you planning to deal with Fuyan?"

    Now that they had lured all the perpetrators out from hiding, the couple didn't need to continue acting at odds anymore, so their interactions were naturally more intimate than yesterday.

    However, the tension from their quarrel in the carriage still hadn't been dispelled completely. Thus, there was still a tiny bit of distance between them.

    Chu Lian understood her own shortcomings. She wasn't someone born and raised during the Great Wu Dynasty, so it was inevitable that she would be too soft-hearted at times.

    "You decide what to do with her."

    He Changdi looked up to meet her eyes. "Aren't you afraid that I'll be too severe with her? Despite everything, she has been serving you since your maiden days."

    Chu Lian shook her head. "Since I've already handed her over to you, do with her as you see fit. If you leave it to me, it might cause us some trouble in the future."

    He Sanlang dropped the topic. "Alright. Since you've handed her over to me, don't ask about it anymore."

    Chu Lian and He Changdi were still talking when a maidservant came in to report that Matriarch He had requested the couple to go over.

    The couple exchanged looks. They returned to their room to change before going to Qingxi Hall.

    It was still rather early. It wasn't even time yet for the usual morning greetings.

    Most of the family was already present by the time the young couple arrived at Qingxi Hall.

    Even Countess Jing'an was only a few moments behind them.

    The couple from the main branch was also present. Madam Zou had a terrible expression on her face.

    Matriarch He's eyes turned towards Chu Lian and He Changdi right after they came in. She calmly said, "Take a seat. I've called everyone here to conclude last night's incident."

    The matriarch didn't say anything else. She looked like she was waiting for someone.

    Chu Lian quickly found out who she was waiting for.

    A few minutes later, Great Doctor Miao strode in, carrying his medicine box.

    After staying up for the whole night, Great Doctor Miao's complexion wasn't very good. However, he seemed to be in a rather relaxed mood. Based on his expression, Chu Lian could guess that Miaozhen and her child were already fine.

    As expected, Great Doctor Miao cupped his hands together in a greeting when he entered the parlour. He stroked his white beard as he said, "Miss Miaozhen is fine now. If she takes in proper nourishment and takes care of her health in the coming days, she will be able to give birth to her child without any problems."

    Matriarch He and Countess Jing'an's faces were naturally filled with joy after hearing his report.

    "This was all thanks to Great Doctor Miao." Matriarch He bowed to express her humble gratitude.

    However, Great Doctor Miao's expression remained rather blasé. There wasn't any fear on his face as he remarked, "This old man thinks that the matriarch is thanking the wrong person. The one you should thank is Third Young Madam."
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