Qingfu Junzhu and Ruan-shi have been married into the Cheng family for more than ten years. They gave birth and raised Cheng family’s children, but in front of the old Madam, they still had to stay standing. Whether it was a family or public banquet, there was no reason for the daughters-in-law to be seated. Old Madam Cheng pitied Cheng Yumo’s sick body and thus allowed her to sit on a stool. Cheng Yuanjing was also standing, but the old Madam said nothing. Yet the servants took the initiative to bring him a wooden chair.
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Old Madam Cheng also wondered why she suddenly had this idea. She threw out the messy thoughts and asked Cheng Yujin: “Eldest girl, what actually going out between you and Marquis Huo?”
Old Madam Cheng had to handle her granddaughter engagement cancelation early in the morning and was now in a bad mood. A servant girl came to report, “Ninth master and eldest young miss are here.”
When old Madam Cheng heard this, the corner of her mouth visibly drooped.
Cheng Yujin’s tone was full of annoyance. Although she was a mere decoration, she was nevertheless a beautiful and useful one. As long as old Madam Cheng still willing to support her and Qingfu Junzhu didn’t lose her position, she would always be the most honorable eldest young miss of Yichun marquis manor. How many people dare to tell that she spoke nonsense?
Old Master Cheng said this actually was for Cheng Yuanjing, but unfortunately, Cheng Yujin didn’t know, so she replied, “In the final analysis, Huo Changyuan was merely basked on the crown prince’s light. Because the emperor missed the crown prince, his favor spilled into the Huo family. Don’t know why that family still feel so proud.”
Right after Cheng Yujin entered the room, her gaze fell on Cheng Yuanjing, yet without batting an eyelid, she bowed her head and gracefully saluted old Master Cheng, “Granddaughter pays respect to grandfather and wishes you peace.”
After that, Cheng Yujin turned slightly and bowed once again to Cheng Yuanjing: “Niece greets ninth uncle.”
Old Master Cheng promptly nodded. He didn’t dare to disobey Cheng Yuanjing’s words and slowly sat at the opposite seat. However, although he was sitting, his posture was clearly humbling down.
“This old subject then will be impolite, and call you ninth boy for the time being.”
Cheng Yuanjing made a gesture with his hand, “Marquis, you may.”
Cheng Yujin stepped back and gave way. The man didn’t pretend to be polite and walked pass her.
He was tall and straight, taller than Huo Changyuan. His eyebrows shaped like a sword and eyes shaped like a star. The bridge of his nose was straight and his face had distinct edges. Overall, his appearance was very outstanding. There was no expression on his face, but when he walked closer, Huo Changyuan unconsciously stepped back to give way to this man.
Huo Changyuan has never suffered this kind of cold treatment before. His expression darkened, once again convinced that canceling the engagement with this woman was a wise decision, as to reduce the damage she may create. With a solemn face, Huo Changyuan asked, “What does eldest young miss mean? Do you have any opinion on me?”
“I’m just a weak woman, how dare I have an opinion on Marquis Jingyong?” Cheng Yujin looked at him with a smile. She stood straightly, with clear and bright eyes like the moonlight on the mountain, so noble and beautiful, a peerless beauty.
Huo Xue-shi’s eyes turned disdainful. Their family’s second daughter dared to do such a shameful thing in secret, while the eldest daughter saw her younger sister merit and stole it. The children they brought up one after another was even more disgraceful. Where did old Madam Cheng still have the confidence to act like a respectful elder?
However, they were all women from a noble family, so she still needed to give them some face. Huo Xue-shi didn’t show the contempt on her face, but instead smiled and said to old Madam Cheng: “It’s been a while since we last meet. Old madam, how is your health these days?”