2. Zhen: I, used by the emperor
3. Wang/wangye: the prince of first rank
4. Er: term of endearment Chapter 24: Trouble Knocks on the Door
To some extent, it could be considered that Longze Yu’s behavior was like paying the debt of gratitude with the body. Hearing that Longze Yu would stay at Qing Luan Palace today, Duanmu Qing’s heart immediately jumped from happiness. The times she receives grace wasn’t much, so she needed to grab this chance! That’s right! She must take the ‘having children’ pill. Use all her effort to create a child!
Just one afternoon, the story of Murong household’s third miss being discarded by Longze Jing Tian circulated throughout the capital. She hadn’t even married, yet she received the ‘break off engagement letter’ and Jing wangye1 even used blood to write it. Murong Qi Qi once again became the ‘person of the year’.
“Miss, as of now, about you being discarded, there’s already ten different versions……”
Inside Cui Zhu yuan2, Su Mei’s mouth hadn’t stopped moving for one moment.
“The one that most people accept is that you and your lover Lian gongzi’s3 child is already two years old. You two were secretly meeting for a date at Duanmu household. The result was that Jing wang caught you two in bed. He was so angry that he vomited blood which sprayed on the wall. At last, he was so furious that he wrote the break engagement letter with his tears stained with blood.”
Right at this moment, Murong Qi Qi was eating watermelon. A mouthful of watermelon seeds sprayed on Su Mei’s face. Bits and pieces like black moles.
“Cough, cough, Su Mei, sorry, ah!”
Murong Qi Qi wiped Su Mei’s face while laughing.
“I really didn’t expect such a big response. Now my name could be considered to be able to move the capital……”
When the news reached Lan Xiang yuan, Liu Yan Zhi and Murong Qing Lian were very happy.
“Qing er4, now the second one is ruined, the third one was also ruined. The most precious miss of our prime minister’s mansion is you! You have to work hard and catch a rich husband!”
Murong Qing Lian stomped. Her cheeks had turned red.
“Daughter is still young!”
“What young, ah? You’re fifteen. You can already get married!”
Liu Yan Zhi hugged her precious daughter. She carefully looked at her. The more she looked, the more she felt that the treasure of her family was the most beautiful.
“Everybody loves young and talented people, but my daughter must marry the dragon among people. What is Longze Jing Tian? The problem of whether he can or cannot become the crown prince is still a question. Mom will tell you, you need to have an open mind. Don’t only focus on Xi Qi country. At the tournament of the four countries, there will be many princes and nobility. As long as you can participate at the tournament of the four countries, you will find the right one. Qing er, do you understand?!”
Murong Qing Lian understood Liu Yan Zhi’s meaning. Among the four countries, Xi Qi country is the smallest. She would not be like Murong Xue Lian whose horizons were narrow and who would be happy as a Imperial noble consort of Xi Qi country.
At Lan Xiang yuan, the mother and daughter were celebrating for Murong Qing Lian’s beautiful future. At Ou Xiang yuan, Murong Xin Lian aggressively rushed to Cui Zhu yuan with Fei Cui. While ‘resting’ for the past few days, Murong Xin Lian thought carefully about what happened at that night by the pavilion. Plus the fact of what happened to Fei Cui and ‘that battle’ between her and Murong Qing Lian had a strange taste in it. After much thinking, Murong Xin Lian put the cause of all problems on Murong Qi Qi.
It was definitely that rubbish who did something! Although after Murong Qi Qi came back, she had a submissive appearance, but all the things related to her deviated from their original track. Something must’ve happened in those five years. This rubbish actually became smarter.
Originally Murong Xin Lian had long wanted to come and cause trouble for Murong Qi Qi, but because of Murong Qi Qi’s status as ‘Jing wangfei5’, she didn’t want to cause trouble for herself in that sensitive stage.
But now, Murong Qi Qi hadn’t even married, yet she became an abandoned wife. Even if Murong Xin Lian murdered Murong Qi Qi, Murong Tai wouldn’t have any objection. After all, one really beautiful daughter was more valuable than one rubbish who had been discarded!
“Murong Qi Qi, get your ass out!”
The moment Murong Xin Lian entered Cui Zhu yuan, she let Fei Cui seal the door. She had already inquired, Murong Tai was not in the mansion at this moment. In the afternoon, he had been summoned by the emperor to enter the palace. Presumably, the palace must already know about Murong Qi Qi’s scandal.
Now Murong Tai must hate Murong Qi Qi to the bones. He was such a person who loves face. Having such a daughter who couldn’t do anything, he must’ve long wanted to crush her to death. In other words, no matter how she treated Murong Qi Qi today, Murong Tai would not oppose it.
“Where did this vicious dog came from?!”
A lazy voice reached Murong Xin Lian’s ears. She looked for half a day but didn’t see a person. In the end, Murong Xin Lian looked up and finally saw Murong Qi Qi who was lying on the roof, sunbathing.
Her hair lay on her chest. Murong Qi Qi had one hand against the pillow. The other hand is holding a fan made from feathers. Su Mei beside her was spoon feeding her a peach smoothie. Su Yue at her side was holding an umbrella to block the sun for Murong Qi Qi.
Looking at Murong Qi Qi, she had an entirely leisurely look. Where was the half a point of sadness?
“Yo, second big sister, it’s you who came, ah! Little sister’s eyes are really so bad and saw wrong! It’s my sin, my sin!” (she is referring to seeing MXL as a dog)
Murong Qi Qi was saying ‘sin’, but her face didn’t show even a little guilt. Even the normal cowardice couldn’t be seen, making Murong Xin Lian burst in surprise. Could it be that this was her true face? Were those humble and meek attitudes from before just acting?
“Murong Qi Qi, the matter of my mother, does it have something to do with you?”
Thinking till here, Murong Xin Lian was sure that Zheng Min has been pushed in the pit by Murong Qi Qi. Her mother’s horrible death surfaced again in Murong Xin Lian’s eyes. She clenched her whip. Her eyes glared full of hate at Muong Qi Qi.
Murong Qi Qi didn’t seem to have heard Murong Xin Lian’s questioning. Instead, she picked up the cup and gulped the peach smoothie.
“Su Mei, your workmanship is getting better and better! Next time, make smoothie of grapes. I only want it to be sweet!”
Su Mei endured her laughter and took over the feather fan from Murong Qi Qi and gently fanned for her miss.
Being ignored by Murong Qi Qi, Murong Xin Lian was really furious. Her feet left the ground and jumped onto the roof.
“Do you think you’re still Jing wangfei? You have already been discarded and is now a famous abandoned wife of the capital!”
Murong Qi Qi raised her head and narrowed her eyes. It was just that her eyes were clear and she didn’t seem to be sad because of this matter.
Why wasn’t she ashamed and resentful? Encountering such a matter, being rumoured by people like this, should she not burst into tears, should she not seek death and give up on life? Why was she still so content, so calm? This was puzzling Murong Xin Lian.
However, when she thought about ‘seeking death and giving up on life’, an idea suddenly emerged in Murong Xin Lian’s mind. That’s right, ah! She could just kill Murong Qi Qi and then tell the outside world that Murong Qi Qi couldn’t take the title of an abandoned wife and committed suicide by hanging. Surely no one would doubt that.
The viciousness in Murong Xin Lian’s eyes betrayed her inner thoughts. Murong Q Qi smiled and pretended not to know.
The things that Murong Xin Lian did recently, Su Yue has long reported to her. Just a level three martial arts, a mediocre snake woman. Murong Qi Qi was not one bit worried that she (MXL) could do something to her.
Based on martial arts, even a little finger from her, Murong Xin Lian would not be able to deal with. Based on venomous, who else in this world would suit that word more than her, Du Xian Er…….
1. Wang/wangye: the prince of first rank
2. Yuan: part of a residence
3. Gongzi: young master/ also used to refer to a famous unmarried man
4. Er: term of endearment
5. Wangfei: the main consort/wife of the prince of first rank Chapter 25: Thousand Snakes Dances
“Sure enough, you are as shameless as what the outside say! Murong Qi Qi, as your big siter, today I’ll teach you what sense of shame is!”
While her mouth is saying that, the whip in Murong Xin Lian’s hand flew mercilessly towards Murong Qi Qi’s face. Seeing the whip getting closer to Murong Qi Qi’s placid face, Murong Xin Lian’s smile became more and more vicious. Mom, today, daughter will kill this rubbish to avenge you!
While Murong Xin Lian is dreaming, her face felt pain. A trail of blood under her left eye reached down to the corner of her mouth.
What?! The whip actually went around a circle and hit her own face! What’s going on? Murong Xin Lian reached for the burning pain on her face with an astonished expression.
Su Mei covered her mouth and shouted in surprise.
“Second miss, didn’t think you have masochistic tendencies and likes to whip yourself. Could it be that you like S&M (sadomasochism)? Then your future husband will be really happy, ah!”
‘S&M’? In Murong Qi Qi’s head, an image immediately appeared of Murong Xin Lian tying up Longze Jing Tian like a rice dumpling. A foot on his back and a whip waving in her hand. Her mouth is shouting ‘call me queen’……
Listening to Su Mei being so sarcastic, Murong Xin knows for certain that they have tampered with this whip. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have fallen on her own body.
Murong Xin Lian once again waved the whip towards Murong Qi Qi. The soft whip is like a snake dancing in the air and heading towards Murong Qi Qi. When the whip is an inch away from Murong Qi Qi, suddenly it’s like it encountered a transparent wall and once again bounced back.
This time, Murong Xin Lian used more force. The result is also more miserable than before. How much effort she used, all went to her own body. ‘Pa’, once again sounded. On Murong Xin Lian’s right face appeared a whip scar completely symmetrical to the left cheek. Looking at it, it’s like an upside down ‘eight’ (?).
“Zeze ze, second big sister, didn’t you always really care about your looks? What stimulus did you receive to so ‘not want face’?” (a pun for calling MXL shameless)
Murong Qi Qi’s ‘not want face’ finally incensed Murong Xin Lian.
“Rubbish, you’re the one who doesn’t want face! The matter of you and Lian gongzi 1 has long spread throughout the capital. I’d like to see how you’ll face people in the future! Why don’t you just die? If you’re afraid to die, I don’t mind giving you a ride!”
Murong Qi Qi held her hand out while laughing. Su Yue immediately rubbed her fingers, which were contaminated with juice, clean with a wet tissue. Then she (SY) carefully wiped a white cream evenly on her (MQQ) hand.
Su Yue’s action made Murong Xin Lian couldn’t help but compare her to her own maids. With just a comparison, she hated Murong Qi Qi even more. She didn’t expect that the people under this rubbish would treat her so well. What can she do or what does she have to let people serve her like this?
“Second big sister, by comparing, it seems that the person who tried to frame her biological brother and sister doesn’t want face more (is even more shameless)! Or should we put up a stall in the capital to let the people of the capital judge who doesn’t want face more?”
Murong Xin Lian’s face became livid.
Sure enough, everything happened because Murong Qi Qi tampered with them. She (MQQ) has long known her (MXL) plan. So she grafted flowers onto a treeand changed the person into Zheng Min.
Graft flowers onto a tree: substitute one thing for another.
Just thinking about the horrifying way Zheng Min died and the series of consequences that it brought along, Murong Xin Lian wanted to tear Murong Qi Qi into pieces and throw her to feed the dogs. Her mother is gone. The image she maintained is gone. Her good destiny is gone. All of this is because of this damn Murong Qi Qi in front of her!
“Murong Qi Qi, I’ll kill you!”
The furious Murong Xin Lian couldn’t hold it anymore. She waved the whip towards Murong Qi Qi. Now she isn’t as ‘subtle as before’. She used the inner energy of her body. Her whole body is shrouded in a golden light. This is the symbol of a level three martial artist.
“Only level three?”
Murong Qi Qi yawned. Su Mei and Su Yue even more didn’t put this into their eyes. Just a small level three and she dared to show arrogance in front of miss? Murong Xin Lian’s head must’ve been struck by lightning!
In this world, martial arts are split into nine levels. The different colors of the inner energy are to distinguish the levels. Level one to level seven correspond to the colors red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue and purple. Level eight is white. The supreme level nine is black.
Normally, people will cherish their inner energy and won’t easily show it. Even last time, Murong Xin Lian and Murong Qing Lian only fought with their hands and feet. Since the after-effects of using the inner energy is a weak body and they need to rest for a long time before recovering. So, unless it’s a duel or to protect his/her own life, otherwise nobody will use it easily under normal circumstances because that’s simply wasting it.
Murong Xin Lian apparently knew the truth, but she received deep stimulation and exposed the yellow inner energy to kill Murong Qi Qi. Now in her head, there’s only one thought. That’s to kill Murong Qi Qi to avenge Zheng Min.
At this time, Murong Xin Lian in golden light revealed a bloodthirsty smile. Although she is less than Murong Qing Lian, but she’s still a level three martial artist. Killing a rubbish, is that not an easy thing to do? Murong Xin Lian is completely immersed in her own thoughts and didn’t see the mockery in Su Mei and Su Yue’s eyes.
“Thousand snake dance!”
Murong Xin Lian’s body is shrouded by a dancing whip. This is her ability to kill. Murong Xin Lian is sure, just this one attack will be able to remove Murong Qi Qi’s ‘dog head’. She is confident in this killer move like how she is confident in her looks.
Seeing that poop has entered Murong Xin Lian’s head, Su Mei has already take a long jump. Not waiting for Murong Qi Qi to open her mouth, she directly stands in front of Murong Qi Qi.
“Miss, this slave hasn’t used my muscles and bones for a long time. Can you donubi a favor and reward this opportunity to this slave?!”
Seeing the bright eyes on Su Mei’s oval face are full of playful desire, Murong Qi Qi poked her forehead while smiling: “Alright! Remember, don’t hurt my flower jade-like second big sister……”
“Yes miss, this slave will surely take care of her,” Su Mei said while smiling.
2. Zhen: I, used by the emperor