Real Empress From A Noble Family Chapter 353
The next day Qiu Yelan sent her assistants to pick them up. She was so familiar with Zhuang Man that they didnt even send a post. Qiu Yelans relationship with Ou Qinglan was not as good as that with Zhuang Man, but Ou Qinglan was a forthright girl. She dared to open her heart once she liked someone, even though they just knew each other. As a result, everything went smoothly.
The two smiled and asked Qiu Yelan, “You urged us to come. Is there any good news? Tell us! If the good news was not satisfying, we will take away your good stuff to compensate!”
Qiu Yelan gestured to them to get seated. She smiled, “There is really a good thing. So long as you promise, you will be visited by lots of people with treasures. By that time please do not say the benefits are too many.”
Zhuang Man was amazed, “How can that be?”
Ou Qinglan was not interested. She asked directly, “Is there a letter from Shazhou? Can you show me?”
“I will talk to you later about Shazhou!” Qiu Yelan comforted her and went back to the original topic, “Eighth sister-in-law passed away two months ago. Jiang Yadan plans to remarry another woman.”
Though words were not finished, Zhuang Man frowned, “It has been just two months. Is he so impatient that he could not even wait after the new year? No matter where he is, is he short of servants to look after him? Even if he did not care about the affection with eighth sister-in-law, why didnt he save some dignity for An?”
Ou Qinglan had no association with Madame Tao Junior generally, but she also felt it was disgusting. She said, “Even if he is fond of someone else, he can be engaged before the new year, which is in two or three months. Why can’t he wait just for several days?”
Qiu Yelan said calmly, “Maybe Jiang Yadan can wait, but someone else cannot! She has had designs on the position for so many years. She could not force the eighth sister-in-law to die last year, we could not imagine how regretful she would be. Now eighth sister-in-law passed away, she must hope to get married tomorrow!”
“Do you mean An Zhenshang?” Zhuang Man was shocked to ask.
Seeing Ou Qinglan was puzzled, she explained, “She is also a noble lady, but her families are all shameless. Earlier her father and brother introduced her to Jiang Yadan by themselves. These years she has been serving as a mistress and living outside. Last year she even tried to drive eighth sister-in-law away and tossed around for quite a while.”
“Now are there any elders who will allow her to enter?” Ou Qinglan was confused, “Jiang Yadan is able to marry anyone he wants. Why must it be her?”
Qiu Yelan sneered, “I was also confused! There are various girls in front of him. He has also got tired of so many girls. However, Jiang Yadan cannot forget An Zhenshang all these years. He always follows her advice!”
“So, she definitely cannot be allowed to enter.” Zhuang Man was unsatisfied, “Just a mistress outside can mess you up. If she married in, you couldnt imagine what she would do!”
“My grandma says he is allowed to remarry, but he must marry someone who is from an eminent family and have a good personality. The girl can also persuade him to get better. But An Zhenshang just puzzles him. Now he only has one thought, that is to marry her. Don’t you feel ridiculous?” Qiu Yelan sneered, Since eighth sister-in-law passed away, there were so many people in her funeral that hoped to send their daughters to Jiang Yadan. Finally, the old lover An Zhenshang won. Those people must feel furious after hearing the news.”
Zhuang Man got it after hearing her words, “You want us to spread the news away?”
“Not all of it. You can just put a bug in their ears. You can say that you have heard the news from me. The news will be the most precise one because it is the first-hand information from my grandmother.” Qiu Yelan sipped tea and smiled, “I promise there will be many people that rush to give you presents and treat you with meals, just to get more details!”
“Now it is possible as Jiang Yadan is so popular.” Zhuang Man squinted, “Let’s see how An Zhenshang will die. Be at ease, we will share with you what we obtain!”
Qiu Yelan smiled, “Save it! I am not short of those stuff. You can just keep it!”
Zhuang Man did not force her, “I know your trousseau is rich enough and so I won’t show you!”
Seeing that the thing about Jiang Yadan had been finished, Ou Qinglan urged to ask, ” What about Shazhou?”
“My brother is fine. It is because that the Western Army is busy and he has to take time to handle for a while. He can’t return home soon.” Seeing her hopefully waiting for his news, Qiu Yelan sighed, “I have mentioned you in the letter recently, but he did not reply yet. Once I received his letter, I will send someone to tell you.”
Ou Qinglan listened carefully and she said quietly,” Thank you!”
“Never mind!” Qiu Yelan felt a little bit guilty. In fact, Qiu Jinglan’s reply to Ou Qinglan’s hot pursuit had already been received. It was just the same as before, telling Qiu Yelan not to mind her.
Jiang Yashuang cherished Ou Qinglan and thus stopped her from marrying Qiu Jinglan, but Qiu Jinglan rejected her just for realistic reasons. Ou Qinglan’s father and brother were all loyal to Jiang Tianchi and so she was born as a member of the fourth branch! Now Qiu Jinglan already had the support of Jiang Yashuang, the first and official son of the fourth branch. There was no need to waste a position as a wife at another person in the fourth branch. He could marry a woman who would be more helpful in his career.
In the letter Qiu Jinglan asked Qiu Yelan to refuse Ou Qinglan directly for him so that she would not become entangled with him and waste both of their time.
Qiu Yelan agreed that now that they would get married, they should make it clear early.
However, every time she saw Ou Qinglan’s expectant eyes, she could not say anything.
This time was also the same. After sending Zhuang Man and Ou Qinglan away, Qiu Yelan was so depressed. After Jiang Yashuang returned home, she complained, “Next time Xing comes here to ask, I really don’ know what to say.”
Jiang Yashuang was able to be malicious, ” If you could not tell her, next time I will!”
“Then you go!” Qiu Yelan replied quickly.
Shirking the thing to Jiang Yashuang, she felt relieved. She called Su He and asked, “Did Aunt Tianhe go to the Mansion of Sir Jibei today?”
“She went there in the afternoon and talked with Madame Ou for a while. At that time Madame Shi went there to pay respects. She spoke to Madame Tianhe, but she ended up being shamed. And then hearing that Lady Fubing just sent a servant to greet as you came there by yourself, Madame Ou became so angry and scolded the Sixth Madame severely. I heard that the Sixth Master was also scolded after he returned home.”
Su He briefly finished her words. Seeing that Qiu Yelan and her husband were at ease, she recklessly laughed, “I could not imagine that the Sixth Madame dared to cover up the thing that she neglected Lady Fubing.”
Madame Ou was strict with the younger generation. It was because she had lost a daughter and so she cherished the daughter who was alive very much. No matter how terrible the younger generation was, she was her natural child. Madame Mi and Mi Yinyin were outsiders! There was no doubt who Madame Ou preferred.
Qiu Yelan sneered, “I bet that it was because grandaunt accompanied granduncle to live in the west, while aunt Tianhe and her husband were not in downtown. Sixth aunt was used to be a master in the house and when grandaunt came back they did not ask her to give back the power. She did so many fraudulent things that she looked down upon grandaunt. She deserved to be debunked by Aunt Tianhe!”
“Has Aunt Tianhe returned the Xin Family? Did she mentioned when to discuss the thing about Huizhi?” Jiang Yashuang did not care about the thing that her wife talked about grandaunt. Since Gu was killed, the contradiction inside the Jiang Family had become obvious. It was because Jiang Yashuang had little association with the sixth branch from the beginning and so he certainly cared not so much about it when his wife was outraged due to the injustice to Xin Fubing and the sixth Madame spoke rudely to Madame Mi. Anyway, she wouldnt say anything outside.
Su He said, “Madame Tianhe refused Madame Ou’s dinner invitation. She left at dusk. As for anything else, I did not hear.”
“Now its just at dusk. You are well informed!” Jiang Yashuang laughed unconsciously.
“It was a maid serving Madame that came here to chat with Chunran.” Su He did not claim credit for herself. She said as things really are, “Otherwise, how could I know things happened outside Marquesss Mansion?”
Hearing these sentences, the couple looked at each other, “Grandmother loves us dearly!”
It was grandmother who took advantage of maids’ visits to inform them.
After all it involved the contradiction of the Mansion of Sir Jibei and Madame Tao was not convenient to ask Qiu Yelan to go there to discuss this thing particularly.
“Aunt Tianhe is not such an easy-going person. This time it seemed that she turned to another woman.” Jiang Yashuang thought for a while and frowned, “Was that for her husband’s career after returning to Jing city?”
“Ah?” Qiu Yelan asked, “What will he be?”
“The minister of the Ministry of Revenue.” Jiang Yashuang said, “This position originally belonged to a person who was loyal to Uncle Mengmin. The person was Lai Ming whose daughter was adopted as a goddaughter. Lai Ming took the position just three months ago. Because the fifth uncle will be back, he has to take another position. Uncle Mengmin did not want to give the position away before, but my aunt insisted, and grandfather agreed with her, and so he had to transfer Lai Ming away.”
He sighed, “If now Aunt Tianhe went to Huizhi to mess up, maybe Uncle Mengmin would think that Huizhi was wronged and refuse to give the position away as they got even with each other. After all, the fifth uncle hasnt arrived yet.”
“You mean Aunt Tianhe plans to make trouble to Huizhi after he arrives?” Qiu Yelan thought that Jiang Tianhe just arrived yesterday and today she made her brother and sister-in-law shameful in front of Madame Ou. She must be a person who is revengeful. Now she did not say a word to the first branch. She must want to achieve nice things before turning hostile.
She thought for a while,” I am wondering whether the first branch knows.”
“What will they do if they know?” Now in the first branch, Jiang Tianao was so anxious to say to his wife, Madame Dou, “She made up her mind that she will not meet us until Xin Ke assumes the office. How can we positively find her mistake? Is it to give her a chance to mess things up?”
Madame Dou was depressed, “What can we do? If we do nothing, we can only see that she takes the minister of the Ministry of Revenue and then kicks down the ladder to tackle with Zhi?”
“We won’t have any association with her anymore. Let’s just have a cool relationship with them.” Jiang Tianao frowned, “By that time she arrives here, you bring more people to meet in case you come to grief in the fight. As for Zhi, no matter how sweetly she said, she could not see her.”
There was a malicious and insidious look on his face, “we did not intend to send Zhi to the Palace to strive for favour! The kid bears great humiliation and also is suspected. If I knew who is behind, I would kill him!”
Madame Dou was so furious, “Such a good kid who already has been engaged. How can we let her go into the Palace with a bad reputation that she betrayed marriage? Let alone that it is Yun who will accompany Emperor in the life!”
The first branch was really treated unjustly this time. They were sincere to pick a nice man for Jiang Huizhi. They had prepared to marry their granddaughter decently!
However, everyone includes Marquess Qin thought that the plot to set up Jiang Huizhi was a play they directed, aiming to gain the position of the next empress dowager.
“I dont know who is so malicious!” The couple was so angry. They spontaneously looked at the direction of the fourth branch. They thought it was most likely that the fourth branch joined hands with Empress Dowager Jiang.
“It is a pity that we don’t have evidence!” The couple swore to themselves, if we have the evidence, they wont forgive them easily!