The Princess Wei Yang Chapter 79 - Part 1
Chapter 79: Meeting by chance
Du Mama was overcome with fear, Li Min Feng hurriedly steady her, loudly calling for a Daifu (doctor). The Daifu just happened to came with his medicine case, immediately hurrying over when he saw the situation and took Da Furen’s pulse. Then his expression became incomparably imposing. Li Min Feng demanded: “Daifu, is my mother well?”
Daifu’s expression does not look good: “This…”
Li Min Feng said: “Stop mumbling!”
Daifu said: “Da Furen originally caught a normal chill, but now she has received a shock, today she is spitting blood due to heart attack anxiety, I have observed from her pulse, her body is in poor health, her heart pulse is weak, if she doesn’t nurse her health, I’m afraid…”
Li Min Feng’s face changed, Da Furen’s health was always good, yet this time she has a weak heart pulse.
“I will prescribe something that help the heart, have her take the medicine, keep an eye on her rest, she must stop taxing her brain, not have too much troubled thoughts, otherwise, even Buddha cannot save her.” Daifu sighed and shook his head.
When Daifu was led out to write his prescription, Du Mama wiped the tears at the corner of her eyes and said: “It is all because San Xiaojie angered Da Furen!”
Li Min Feng gnashed: “This little wretch, today she is clearly taking advantage!” He never even thought, it was them that went too far first, Li Wei Yang is only returning some interest today.
Li Min Feng’s face is full of anger: “I am going to look for Father!” He want to put Li Wei Yang in a fix!
“Stop!” Da Furen’s face was deadly pale, struggling to shout: “You must not let anyone know that my illness is serious, absolutely cannot disturb anyone! Do you hear that!”
Li Min Feng looked at Da Furen in shock.
Du Mama was afraid to say anything more, she hurriedly gave the pill for the heart that was left by the Daifu to Da Furen, Da Furen then was able to catch her breath: “Go prepare the horse carriage, I will be better after resting for half a sichen.”
“Mother, Daifu want you to recuperate!”
“Shut up! Do you want me to sit by idly and watch your sister suffer in that awful place?!” Da Furen’s anger surged, she felt extreme pain in her heart again.
In the afternoon, a green bird flow in, landing on Li Wei Yang’s shoulder.
Li Wei Yang smiled slightly, retrieving the strip of paper on the bird’s claw.
Bai Zhi asked: “Xiaojie, what is it?”
Li Wei Yang said lightly: “Zhao Nan has sent a message, Da Furen has just went out on a horse carriage.”
Bai Zhi was surprised: “Isn’t Da Furen ill?”
Li Wei Yang smiled slightly, a hint of chill streaking in her eyes: “She is going to get help.”
Bai Zhi asked: “You’re saying… she went to Jiang Guo Gong residence. But, Jiang Guo Gong father and sons are not in the capital, distance water cannot quench immediate thirst, Da Furen definitely know this.”
Li Wei Yang blinked her eyes and said: “Bai Zhi is now becoming more and more clever.”
Bai Zhi turned red and couldn’t help replying: “In following Xiaojie, Nubi has also became more capable.”
Li Wei Yang could not help laughing and said: “Although Jiang Guo Gong is not there, he still has a Furen that like to meddle into others’ business, with that Lao Furen around, Da Furen would naturally go there to ask.”
Bai Zhi asked worriedly: “Then… if Jiang Lao Furen intercede--”
Li Wei Yang smiled mysteriously and didn’t say anything.
If she predicted correctly, even if Jiang Lao Furen take action, Da Furen is destined to be disappointed…
When Da Furen returned from Jiang Guo Gong residence, Du Mama supported Da Furen to alight from the carriage, Da Furen saw that Li Wei Yang was waiting for her at the entrance with a face full of smiles, although she has told herself to not get mad, there is still a strong resentment in her heart, especially when she sees the slight smile on Li Wei Yang’s lips, she hate it even more when she can’t just point at her nose and give a good scolding, then kick her out of the house, it’s a pity, she can only think about it but dare not to do it.
This Yatou, lowly Shu Nu, nowadays she is the Xianzhu that is rather liked by the Emperor and the Empress Dowager! Thinking of her own daughter, painstakingly brought up like a flower, just a bit more and she would have a wonderful future, now she can only guard the unpainted clay figure of Buddha, eats only green vegetables and turnips to pass the days, how can Da Furen swallow this breath!
“Wei Yang, where are you going?!”
Li Wei Yang raised her head slightly to check the time of the day, with an indifference that caused Da Furen to gnashed her teeth with hatred when she saw it, swearing in her heart, this wretch borned in second month of the lunar year, is borned a curse!
“Turns out Mother has returned, today is the Lantern Festival, Lao Furen, fearing that I am bored staying at home, has specially granted San Di and I permission to go out and see the lanterns, does Mother want to come along? Oh, I forgot, you are not well, I’m afraid you cannot handle the night wind, you should not go and recuperate at home.” Li Wei Yang’s face revealed a regretful expression. Just at this time, she saw the fury on Da Furen’s face, immediately her heart felt carefree.
Li Min De came outside, dressed in beautiful attire, in high spirits, carrying a brilliant and colourful horsewhip in his hand, when he sees Da Furen, he couldn’t refrain from smiling slightly, “Da Bomu is also here.” Then he said as if no one else is present: “San Jie, the Lantern Fair will start soon, let’s go.”
Li Wei Yang smiled slightly, entered the horse carriage, Li Min Di did not sit in the horse carriage, instead he is riding a snow white horse, he looked down at Da Furen from atop the horse, revealing a strange smile.
Da Furen saw that smile, as if evil spirits have their eyes on her, a chill crept up her back.
This child, since when did he has such chilly look in his eyes, he is clearly…Da Furen momentarily felt endless fear surging up in her heart, she stepped back involuntarily, Du Mama hurriedly support her.
Da Furen watched the carriage leave, the expression on her face unsightly, upon returning to her room, she was not in the mood to sleep, she laid on the bed twisting and turning.
Today on going to the Jiang Guo Gong residence, it did not go as well as she thought, her mother has scolded her.
“You are really foolish, in any case, it’s just a Yatou, just give a bit of dowry, marry her off and that would be it, but you had to go and fight with her for superiority! I have told you many times, yet you wouldn’t change your habit of seeking prevalence over others, you didn’t even think that you are the Li house’s principal mother, no matter what happened, as long as Guo Gong house is behind you, Li family would not do anything to you, instead, they still have to be good to you, but you have to have everything within your grasp, and now, you got everyone in the Li family hating you, letting that shu chu drill loopholes.”
Thinking of this, Da Furen couldn’t help but was pissed off into feeling sorry for herself.
Even though Jiang Lao Furen still promised her, that she will personally visit Li residence for her, to place pressure on Li Xiao Ran, to bring back Li Chang Le sooner,
Mother, in the end, still love her dearly! As long as Jiang family is there, no matter how many wrongs she committed, Li Xiao Ran cannot do anything to her!
In the city at this time, naturally it is a festive scene. Along the way in the horse carriage, you can see the city arranged in a neat formation, grand atmosphere, magnificent architectures, wide roads, green pagoda trees and young willows that are planted on roadsides are seen everywhere. Beautifully decorated lanterns have been lit, musics and laughters can be heard from the restaurants beside the streets, high officials and merchants, scholars and poets; and common people all gathered together here, mixed with wagers, guessing games, singing and drunkenness. Under verandas and above bridges, all that the eyes can see, beautiful lanterns of all shapes and sizes are everywhere, all kinds of goods displaying its own beauty among the wane lights.
Li Wei Yang ordered the horse carriage to stop, then along with Li Min De, made their way on foot to the market, Li Min De specially retrieve the veil for her to wear.
Li Wei Yang could not help laughing: “So young, how are you so old-fashioned.”
Li Min De looked everywhere, because it is the Lantern Festival, a lot of Xiaojies have also came to watch, every one of them are gaudily dressed but only a few wore veils. Come to think of it, if it is a lady of a wealthy household, naturally there are numerous attendants, miscellaneous people and others cannot get close, not wearing a veil is not a big deal. Except-- those are after all normal daughters of wealthy households, if people know that Prime Minister Li’s daughter also did this, gossips will probably rise everywhere.
Li Min De frowned and frowned.
Li Wei Yang did not want to be covered by the unbreathable veil, she moved quickly to a stall in front, the stall is full of decorated lanterns, undoubtedly of poorer quality compared to the ones made the famous craftsmen hired by the Li household, but it became a layer of opaque halo under the cover of the dim light, like the smiling face of a cute child, an unspeakable cuteness.
Li Wei Yang, with her head lowered, picked up a rabbit lantern and stared at the rabbit’s red eyes, lost in thought.
In the most difficult time, she has lined paper lanterns and used them to exchange for money like these ordinary commoners. At that time, even if it was just a copper, she was happy. Li Wei Yang could not help but smiled, but thinking of all that was long gone, she turned around to look at the dim light, like the arrayed stars in the blurred night sky, suddenly as if she reincarnated once again.
Li Min De watched her from afar, he felt that Li Wei Yang in this moment looks like she has a lot of sorrows, but he knows that she would not talk about it when anyone. He watched unblinkingly, in her heart, just what secrets are hidden?
At this time, Li Wei Yang was disturbed by some riotous noise, she looked around, a crowd gathered just ahead of her, it seems like sounds of bawling and whipping are coming from within, awfully grating on the ears even in the boisterous night market.
They went over and discovered a splendidly dressed man currently whipping a weak woman.
That woman’s head was lowered, her frail figure has been whipped to the ground by the man, traces of blood oozing from weals on her body, however she threw back her head as if she was arguing with the man, mumbling ceaselessly, it is unknown what was said.
Li Min De asked an old man beside him: “Who are these people?”
“Oh, this woman is the wife of a wealthy merchant,” the old man shook his head, “Seems like she has bore three girls in succession and was unable to bear a boy at all, this man just reduce her from wife to concubine, then he married a new person, this woman went and caused trouble at the wedding hall and was kicked out in the end, now it seems like they have run into each other in the market.”
Li Wei Yang heard these words, took a look and saw that there was really a young and beautiful girl standing beside the man, looking at the woman on the ground with a sneering expression.
“This woman is already crazy, look, she can’t even speak properly!”
“Yes, crazy and not honest, should just find a place to die alone!”
“Cannot give bear sons and still blame other, he didn’t even cast her off and still gave her a concubine position, it’s already generous!”
“Exactly, bothersome, very shameless!”
The men around mocked, all talking at once, as if they are watching some kind of novelty.
Li Wei Yang watched the woman.
That woman was curled into a ball, the clothes on her body that have been stretched to cover her body have already been torn, that you can see the black and blue scars within, some still bleeding continuously. As if aware of someone staring at her, that woman suddenly raised her face, on her face, one eyelid was drooping, the bridge of her nose was stumped, cheeks completely bruised, her mouth still bleeding that you simply cannot see her original appearance. Anyone who sees such terrifying face would immediately run away. Li Wei Yang did not move, she look fixedly at the wounds on the woman’s face, the anger in her heart slowly accumulating.
Li Min De looked at that man coldly, asked quietly: “Do you want to stop him?”
Li Wei Yang shook her head, everyone has to pay the price of their own behaviour, she has sworn that she will no longer be a good samaritan.
Just at this time, suddenly someone ran in front of the man and grabbed his whip with one hand: “Stop!”
That man raised his head to look, a tall man was standing in front of him, his face dark, a look in his eyes.
“What are you!” The man said angrily.
“My Xiaojie has said, should you whip this woman once, she will return it to you ten times after!”
The man was surprised, he could not help but become angrier. Then he saw from the crowd, a young girl beautifully decked in silk came out, he could not help but restrain himself: “This Xiaojie, I am whipping my own concubine, why are you poking your nose in?”
Li Wei Yang glanced at the girl and immediately recognized who she is--, no one than the Emperor’s beloved daughter Jiu Gongzhu.
Jiu Gongzhu’s face is full of anger: “She is your concubine, but you cannot just whip her as you wish, she is a person!”
“Ha!” The man laughed exaggeratedly and kicked the woman in disdain: “This kind of useless woman, can also be considered a person?”
Li Wei Yang watched quietly, Jiu Gongzhu has now jumped up: “I’ve just heard, it is only because she was unable to bear you a son, but she is, after all, your legally recognized wife, are you really treating her like this? Just now someone has even said that you have demoted your wife to a concubine, in accordance to the statutes of our imperial court, you can only divorce her if there were no birth for seven years, let alone she has bore you daughters! On what basis are you demoting wife to concubine! You don’t know your limits just because you have some money, that you dare to show contempt to the laws issued by the emperor, do you not want your life?”
The man was speechless. Jiu Gongzhu’s words have brought indignation from the crowd, some of them beginning to condemn the man--- in fact they were not really indignant on behalf of the woman, it is largely because they saw this matter involves contempts for the nation’s laws, they cannot stand by a fool’s side and speak on his behalf!
The man saw that it was dangerous to incur the anger of the masses, he can only let that woman stand up and left with her with his head hanging in shame.
Jiu Gongzhu felt that she has upheld justice, her face revealing a satisfied look and naturally accept the praise of all, Li Wei Yang has saw the show ended and said to Min De: “Let’s go.”