Cheng Yujin understood the old Master’s meaning. It was too ostentatious to directly send calligraphy for the emperor’s longevity feast and might offend other court officials. However, it wouldn’t be the case if the calligraphy was turned into an embroidered screen. A large item would attract the emperor’s attention. Just by hanging it into a decoration, the emperor could always see the calligraphed words, and even reminded him about Yichun marquis manor. Wouldn’t that be better than just directly presenting written calligraphy?
Cheng Yujin couldn’t help but feel angry. Do as she like? Cheng Yuanjing told her in front of everyone that old Master Cheng was calling. What could she do except for obeying?
When Cheng Yuanjing took her out of old Madam’s room a few days ago, he used the same excuse. At that time, Cheng Yujin was grateful for his kindness. But now her cousins were gathered here. It was her chance to spend an afternoon getting closer to Xu Zhixian. Such an excellent opportunity, and now he was going to take her away?
Shou’an hall was the largest courtyard in Yichun marquis manor. Although it wasn’t as grand or majestic as the old Master’s courtyard, its decoration was the most exquisite. The main wing had five rooms, with a side wing each on the west and east. On the southern side, there was a reverse-facing building. Old Madam Cheng resided on the main wing, leaving the west and east wing empty. Even so, it would still be cleaned up daily. Occasionally, when the old Madam let some juniors to stay overnight, they would sleep on the side wings. The reverse-facing building had poor sunlight, the rooms there were dark and damp, thus it became the servants’ room.
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Old Madam Cheng was napping inside, and Cheng Min also took a rest, leaving the high-spirited juniors unsupervised. They had no need to rest and no elders were watching. They immediately piled up together to have fun.
Xu Zhixian was growing up among the womenfolks and didn’t feel awkward to stay with a group of sisters. He crowded up with Cheng Yumo to look at a picture book. When Xu Nianchun saw them, she also took off her shoes to join in.
All the time, Cheng Yujin kept smiling and let everyone observed her appearance. She clearly knew what was going on in these people’s mind, but her heart had no fluctuation. Everyone said that she really obtained a huge profit, but Cheng Yujin would rather have never been adopted.
These pieces of jewelry were indeed bestowed by Qingfu Junzhu, who had always been conscious about her reputation. If a biological mother prepared jewelry for her daughter, would she specially made a public presentation, letting the whole world know about this?
Of course not.
The news of Cheng Yuanjing’s return to the capital somehow reached the Chang duke manor. After a few days, Cheng family’s married lady, Cheng Yujin’s paternal aunt Cheng Min came to visit with her children.
Old Master Cheng had three sons and one daughter. The eldest son, second son, and eldest daughter were all born by old Madam Cheng.
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Huo Xueshi was really brooding over the fact that Huo Changyuan personally chased after Cheng Yujin, and Qin Xin was also highly vigilant. The servant girl casually let out a few words, and Huo Xue-shi easily agreed to let people call Huo Changyuan from the martial arts field.
Huo Changyuan entered the room, full of sweat. He thought there was something urgent. As a result, the young man frowned deeply upon Huo Xue-shi’s words: “Mother, you suddenly called me back just for this trivial thing?”
Cheng Yujin stood in the corridor in front of the solemn red gate. The cold wind was raging, blowing the snow accumulated overnight. She reached out to the snowflakes outside the pillar, her slim wrist was even fairer than the snow.
Snowflakes fell on the palm and soon melted into water. Cheng Yujin withdrew her hand and laughed with self-mockery: “Forget it, what is the use of me telling you this? You won’t understand.”
“A scholar he cannot be, a military he doesn’t want to. The only thing he knows is to play all day with those little concubines, does he want to anger me to death?” Old Madam Cheng couldn’t help but scold her eldest son even more. Zhang Mama simply listened patiently. The old Madam was scolding harshly now, but why did the eldest master have so many concubines and tongfang? Wasn’t it because the old Madam who doted on her son stuffed all those women to him?
Cheng Yuanjing was tall and handsome. When he stood at the door waiting for Cheng Yujin, other people’s gaze secretly attracted to him. After Cheng Yujin dressed neatly, they lifted the curtain and departed together.
After the two left, the Shou’an hall seemed to be half empty. Ruan-shi and Qingfu Junzhu each had their own mind. They stood for a while and saw old Madam Cheng seem tired and took the opportunity to leave.