Dōngfāng Lìzhūs face was stiff.
She came with the intention on criticizing her, but the words of Dōngfāng Mínghuì reminded her that she was always seen as a gentle and virtuous lady.
How could she act so stern
“Ninth sister, youve misunderstood, rushing out and not greeting the servants like that was very dangerous.
Fortunately, those dog-like servants knew you were their master.
If they were short-sighted, they wouldve hurt you by mistake, □□, what should we do now Whats more, fourth elder sister doesnt understand, why did you stand up for her”
Dōngfāng Mínghuì snorted very disdainfully, “Me, stand up for that person That whole incident was accidental.”
In spite of her excuse, Dōngfāng Mínghuì knew it wouldnt erase the suspicion in Dōngfāng Lìzhūs heart.
Mínghuì suddenly had a thought, she should find a way and push all the stupid misdeeds she made towards the female protagonist onto this scorpion woman.
Let her have a taste of being blamed for someone elses crimes.
This lady always used her to progress her agenda, why not do the same to her
“Fourth sister, this was my fault, let that bitch go for now, well think of another way to destroy her.”
When Lìzhū saw her like this, her suspicion slightly eased, “There are many opportunities, Im just unsure if ninth sister would be willing to do it.”
Dōngfāng Mínghuì listened with a delighted look on her face, she enthusiastically grasped Dōngfāng Lìzhūs hands and spoiledly said, “My dear fourth elder sister, come quickly and listen.
You must also know my hatred with me and that bitch will never die, daring to steal this ladys man, watch me torment her to near-death.”
Please dont take offense, female protagonist.
Im trying to misguide and reduce this opponents vigilance.
Dōngfāng Lìzhū thought she was finally starting to revert back to her old self, waving her hand, she whispered, “When I saw the young master meeting her last time, it seemed he liked her.
Why dont we match them together, isnt that a good idea”
Dōngfāng Mínghuì was surprised, “You mean cousin”
Dōngfāng Lìzhū nodded, “He listens to you the most.
If you talk to him, hell definitely agree.”
“No problem fourth sister, be patient and wait for my good news.”
After happily sending off Dōngfāng Lìzhū, Dōngfāng Mínghuì placed a hand on her hand with a sad look on her face, she knew this poisonous woman was up to no good.
Did she end up bearing all her sins It was no wonder the fourth lady escaped with a proper marriage, while she ended up with a miserable fate.
“Miss, your head injury hasnt healed, you need to rest.” Cuier reminded on the sidelines.
Dōngfāng Mínghuì shook her head and gestured dismissively, “How can my cousin come here at this time”
Was he related to the Patriarch
“Miss, you forget, in a few days it will be the Patriarchs birthday, the young master is naturally coming to celebrate.” The Patriarch who was her father Birthday
There did seem to be a paragraph in the book that mentioned this, but it was a mere passage, so it provided minor details.
Still, it was his birthday, it would be tough for seventh sister.
After two days passed, Dōngfāng Mínghuì was walking in the gardens when she met an unexpected guest, her cousin, Qin Mu.
Qin Mu was a talented, elegant, and smart youth, everything was good about him.
His only major flaw was his lasciviousness towards females, just seeing a beautiful woman walk by would cause him to fawn.
His mother believed he would one day receive a hard-earned lesson with them.
“Why would cousin be here”
Qin Mu was still young, a third-tier soldier.
In the future, it would be difficult to find someone that could rival him in the whole county.
If he cultivated well enough, he would find success.
Looking at him, Dōngfāng Mínghuì abandoned the plan at first sight, “Cousin, its been a long time, you look even more handsome than before.
Have you seen my mother”
“My cousins words have grown even sweeter, I havent seen my aunt yet, I was getting ready, want to together”
“Sure, I heard my mother talk about your experiences, my cousin should tell me the interesting things that happened on your journey.”
The two talked happily, it was only until they arrived at the door of Second lady Qin Qin did they finally stop.
When Qin Qin saw their good relationship, she joked, “Huier, what did your cousin say to you to make you so happy, I want to know as well.”
Dōngfāng Mínghuì rushed into her mothers arms and was shy, “Mother wants to tease me, but cousin has experienced so much fun things on his journey, I also want to experience it as well.”
“Huier, dont be foolish, youre still young.”
Dōngfāng Mínghuì stuck out her tongue.
She sat aside and watched as Qin Mu and her mother chat.
On the day of the Patriarchs birthday, the Dōngfāng family home was brightly lit and full of joy, decorated with a festive red.
At the dinner party, Dōngfāng Mínghuì invited Qin Mu and Dōngfāng Wǎnyù to sit on the side the table.
Dōngfāng Wǎnyù ignored her, she and Mínghuìs relationship were like fire and water, unable to form a river.
If she wasnt in the woods with her a few days ago, her impression towards Mínghuì would be even worse.
How could they stand each other, both were unrelenting to the point that everyones attention was focused on them.
“What do you want” Dōngfāng Wǎnyù gnashed her teeth in irritation.
Dōngfāng Wǎnyùs angry voice made the bones in her legs melt, gulping, “Seventh—— seventh elder sister, dont be annoyed, I just want to invite you to a show.”
Dōngfāng Wǎnyù laughed with a sneer when she saw Dōngfāng Mínghuìs pleasing look on her face, a sloppy attempt.
She didnt think she had any new tricks, so she decided to wait and see this good show.
When Qin Mu saw Dōngfāng Wǎnyù, his eyes brightened his smile was akin to a springs breeze.
He wanted to say hello to her, but there was a certain female cousin between them and Wǎnyù didnt even spare him a look.
Dōngfāng Mínghuì took a sip from her cup and peeked at the two.
It was as Dōngfāng Lìzhū said, Qin Mu had a crush towards her.
Dōngfāng Mínghuì thought Qin Mu would be useless to her, the female protagonist was too strong.
But from another perspective, those whod seen this strange scene would have a different thought.
Especially Dōngfāng Lìzhū, who saw and thought that Mínghuì really did deceive and lure Wǎnyù, while also arranging Qin Mu to sit near her, knowing the plan was in progress.
She didnt need to do anything but wait quietly.
Thinking the plan was finally going to succeed, Dōngfāng Lìzhū made a beautiful and enchanting laugh, not realizing that everything was falling into place from another party.
After the banquet, everyone left one by one.
Dōngfāng Mínghuì sent Qin Mu off, then dragged Dōngfāng Wǎnyù to the courtyards, waiting quietly for something.
“What trick are you playing”
Dōngfāng Mínghuì directly covered her mouth, “Seventh sister, be quiet or well be discovered, the show is about to start.”
She had Cuier send a letter to Dōngfāng Lìzhū and asked her not to let anyone else see it.
Dōngfāng Lìzhū was resting, her heart was filled with delight and was waiting for good news to come, but she didnt expect Cuier to send a note.
It said —— change of plans, quick consultation.
So she followed Cuier immediately, entering a room Dōngfāng Mínghuì had specifically prepared for her.
It was pitch-black inside, dark enough that her fingers were practically out of her sight.
“Miss said, let the fourth Miss sit for a while, wait for her to send the young master, then she will hurry over swiftly.” Cuier kindly lit for her, readying the drug in the sandalwood.
A fragrant scent spread over the room.
“Lady four, Ill check and see if she arrived yet.”
Dōngfāng Lìzhū had already seen Cuiers little movements with her eyes, but her face remained motionless.
She leisurely poured a cup of cool water for herself, smiling wickedly before taking a sip.
After a while, she leaned over, unconscious.
After waiting a long time outside, Cuier pushed open the door to find Dōngfāng Lìz hū lying on the table.
Shaking to wake her, she spoke, “Lady four, wake up, Miss has arrived.”
Seeing no response, Cuier swiftly ran outside and whispered, “Miss, Miss.”
At this point, Dōngfāng Mínghuì let out a relieved sigh and ran out from the bushes, responding, “Dont shout, lets go, quickly.”
Dōngfāng Wǎnyù also followed out, curious to see what the lady had in mind.
The two of them carried the unconscious Dōngfāng Lìzhū into another room.
Cuier placed her on the bed, while Dōngfāng Mínghuì rudely stripped off her clothes and made her lie in the bed naked.
“Okay, Cuier, you go talk to that young master.” Dōngfāng Mínghuì wiped off the sweat on her forehead, doing bad things was really challenging, her heart was about to leap out of her throat.
Before she could say anything, Dōngfāng Wǎnyù was pulled out of the door by Dōngfāng Mínghuì.
They crouched behind the bushes, waiting until a drunk man who smoked entered the room.
Soon there were heavy gasping in the room……
“So this is what you call a good show You really are birds of a feather.” The indifferent eyes of Dōngfāng Wǎnyù briefly flashed in disgust, standing up to walk away.
Dōngfāng Mínghuì was dumbfounded, did everything she do end up in vain She took a small step towards her, “Seventh sister, seventh sister, listen to me, its not like that, fourth sister wanted to scheme against you, I——”
Dōngfāng Wǎnyù abruptly turned around and laughed, causing Mínghuì to barely avoid crashing into her.
Her giggling made hair stand on edge, it was, eh, really too terrible.
“So you said she wanted to scheme against me, then you schemed against her, all for my sake” Dōngfāng Wǎnyùs smile flipped, the change was aggressively quick.
Dōngfāng Mínghuì took several steps back and thought the protagonist was being way too vigilant, making this difficult.
If she said yes, it would be too unrealistic, arousing the protagonists suspicions.
Thinking of this, Dōngfāng Mínghuì shook her head and firmly replied, “No, its all for my sake.
I didnt want to listen her so stupidly anymore.”
The two quietly looked face to face at each other for a while.
Then, Wǎnyù nodded and chuckled, “Indeed, she is so stupid.”
Dōngfāng Mínghuì was stunned, “……”
Protagonist, what did you mean
what does this mean
When I put in “the lord,” I am unsure of how to exactly word the position of Minghuis father.
In literal terms he is the grandpa elder of some sort, and apparently this sort of position was never given an english name to perfectly describe it.
Edit: for now hell be referred to as patriarch