It was at this moment Huo Changyuan walked into the room. As soon as he entered the door, he saw Huo Xue-shi scolded at Cheng Yumo for being unfilial. Cheng Yumo herself were full of tears as she glared at Huo Xue-shi with despiration. Her eyes were full of hatred, as if she couldn’t wait to swallow Huo Xue-shi alive.
Seeing this, Huo Changyuan was shocked, and he immediately stepped forward and grabbed Cheng Yumo’s hand before pulling her back fiercely: “What are you doing?!”
Huo Changyuan didn’t hold back his strength, and he was a military man. When he pulled Cheng Yumo with all his strength, she was almost thrown behind. She lost her balance, and her back slammed hard into the corner of a table.
Cheng Yumo felt a burst of pain and fell to the ground, unable to get up for a long time.
Huo Changyuan realized that he had overdone it. Seeing Cheng Yumo’s body arched in pain, he suddenly felt guilty. He was about to step forward to help Cheng Yumo up, but was stopped by Huo Xue-shi.
When Huo Xue-shi saw Huo Changyuan coming back, she instantly gained a lot of confidence. Seeing her son push the little slut away, she became even more confident and immediately held Huo Changyuan’s hands to cry out the grievance about how unfilial her daughter-in-law was. Then she began to cry her bitterness of being a widow and guarding the family for many years, lamenting how hard it was for her to raise her son all by herself.
Huo Changyuan couldn’t help but feel soft when he heard this. He knew that his mother had sacrificed a lot for his sake, so he could not bear to say anything harsh against Huo Xue-shi. As a result, his original guilt lessened a lot. It was Cheng Yumo’s fault for being unfilial to his mother, and she should have been taught a lesson long ago.
Thinking of this, Huo Changyuan hardened his heart. Instead of Cheng Yumo, who was still slumped away, he held Huo Xue-shi’s hand and said coldly: “Mother, this son has failed to discipline my wife, so she dared to be unfilial to you. This son will go back and teach her well, so mother must not let anger harm your body.”
Huo Xue-shi concealed the smugness in her eyes. She patted her son’s solid arm and pulled him to sit down. She then took Su-shi’s arm with the other hand and happily said: “I know that Changyuan is the most filial. Do you remember your cousin Su? Ke’er, come and see your biao brother Yuan.”
Su Ke’er timidly stepped forward and gave Huo Changyuan a curtsy: “Biao brother Yuan.”
Huo Changyuan didn’t remember her: “She is?”
“She is the daughter of your maternal aunt’s family. Her name is Ke’er. Have you forgotten her?” Huo Xue-shi pretended to give Huo Changyuan an angry look and said: “You and she were best friends when you two were young. Now both of you have grown up, and Ke’er has also grown into a fine young lady. Women drastically change after they grow up. Look at Ke’er; she is truly beautiful. Perhaps in the whole capital, no one can be compared to her.”
Su Ke’er did have a bit of beauty, but it was a total exaggeration to say that she was a peerless beauty. If nothing else, just the Crown Princess in the Eastern Palace alone could crush Su Ke’er several times.
Huo Changyuan scoffed slightly, but he knew his mother’s temperament, so instead of refuting Huo Xue-shi, he nodded and replied: “Mother is right.”
Huo Xue-shi became more and more pleased. She pulled Su Ke’er, and constantly introduced her to Huo Changyuan. The three sat comfortably in the inner room, as if they had already forgotten that next to the eight immortals table just outside the floor-to-ceiling panel, Huo Changyuan’s wife Cheng Yumo was still lying on the ground and sweating in pain.
Cheng Yumo managed to stand up with the support of her servant girl. At first, she suffered from back pain, which then turned into a twitching pain in her lower abdomen. The pain was so severe that she broke into a cold sweat. She gradually became cold and numb, as if only hatred was left. She struggled to swallow the taste of rust in her mouth before saying feebly to the servant girl: “Go back.”
Although Huo Changyuan was sitting inside, he kept thinking of Cheng Yumo. Now that he had calmed down, he began to feel regretful again. Cheng Yumo’s body had always been weak; how could she bear his strength? Even if he wanted to teach Cheng Yumo a lesson, he should do it in private. How could he throw her to the ground in public?
Huo Changyuan was uneasy and was not in the mood to listen to Huo Xue-shi recollecting the past. He made a random excuse and hurriedly went out to see Cheng Yumo.
Huo Changyuan left abruptly, and anyone could see his perfunctory. Su Ke’er cautiously glanced at Huo Xue-shi and cried as she spoke: “Aunt, forgive me for being not good enough. I’ve annoyed biao brother to leave.”
“Good girl, how can I blame you?” Huo Xue-shi patted Su Ke’er’s hand lovingly and glanced in the direction Huo Changyuan left. Her gaze suddenly changed into disgust: “If there is someone to blame, it is that slut. Not only has she totally smitten Changyuan, but she is also shameless enough to not keep her womanly virtues.”
Huo Changyuan chased all the way to the inner yard. After seeing that Cheng Yumo had returned without waiting for him, he couldn’t help but be a little angry again. Cheng Yumo was really too much. Was this what a wife should be? Huo Changyuan held back his displeasure and walked into the courtyard. As soon as he entered the gate, he saw Cheng Yumo’s servant girl running out in a panic with blood all over her hands.
There was a bang in Huo Changyuan’s mind, and a scene suddenly appeared in his mind. A servant girl came and went with a water basin, Huo Xue-shi was holding a crying swaddle, and then, the door curtain was suddenly opened, and another servant girl with blood in her hands ran out, crying: “It’s bad, Madam has a heavy bleeding!”
Huo Changyuan shook his body and pressed his eyebrows forcefully. He didn’t have a pregnant concubine, and Cheng Yumo had never been pregnant. Who did have heavy bleeding? Who was the Madam?
At this time, Cheng Yumo’s servant girl’s voice rang in his ears: “It’s bad, Madam has a miscarriage!”
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