Chapter 672 The People from the Palace are Cold-hearted!
A teasing voice came from the door. The crowd turned around in a hurry. The first person they saw was Old Madam. She showed a gloomy face, followed by a palace nanny, a clever little eunuch, and two rows of palace maids followed behind them. They were all holding gift boxes in their hands.
It was this clever little eunuch who spoke, but the meaning of his words made Old Madam’s face directly turn black. The quarrel and abuse just now, especially the sharp voice of Madam of Duke Xing, had been heard by her from a distance. Madam of Duke Xing’s vicious words had been heard by these people.
People from the palace went to send rewards to Shao Wanru. Originally, they were going to send it to Shao Wanru’s Piaolu Courtyard, but when they heard that Shao Wanru had gone to Madam of Duke Xing’s courtyard on the way, the people in the palace changed direction.
The nanny sent by the palace was one of Empress Dowager’s servants. In order to show her sincerity, Old Madam deliberately accompanied her here. Unexpectedly, she saw this scene in front of her.
At this time, she was angry and hateful. She rolled her eyes and even fainted directly.
Then there was great chaos. Someone screamed “Old Madam” and someone went to help Madam of Duke Xing. Shao Wanru stepped aside and looked at the farce in front of her. Her pink and tender face was serious.
Old Madam finally came to herself. Sitting in the chair, Nanny Yu patted her on the back to help her catch her breath.
On the other side, Nanny Sheng had already been pulled away. It was not easy for Madam of Duke Xing to come to herself. She held the table and gasped hard. Her eyes were full of panic. At this time, she also felt bad and was only thinking about how to smooth things over.
Xiao Xuanzi and the nanny by the Empress Dowager’s side looked at everything in front of them coldly and sat down on the chairs beside them calmly.
“Second Aunt, what do you mean by saying that Hao’er and I are evil? What do you mean by saying that we are not father’s children? If you don’t explain it clearly today, I will go to the Empress Dowager with you and make it clear!” Shao Wanru took two steps forward and stared at Madam of Duke Xing with anger on her face.
It seemed that she would not give up until Madam of Duke Xing made it clear.
Madam of Duke Xing panicked. If she really provoked the Empress Dowager, she would definitely be in trouble. “Wanru… I was stupid just now… talking nonsense…”
“Well, your second aunt was talking nonsense because your Big Sister had an accident in the palace today and her mind was in a mess!” Old Madam said.
She had to admit that if Shao Wanru really pulled Madam of Duke Xing into the palace, she would not be able to get any benefits, and things that happened today might be known by others.
Today’s matter was neither big nor small. If it was used by someone with evil intentions, the whole Duke Xing’s Mansion would be doomed eternally. Thinking of this, Old Madam felt that her whole heart was in her throat and hung there. She felt as if a knife was on her neck.
In order to avoid trouble, she did not dare to make any trouble.
At this time, Old Madam also secretly hated the Empress Dowager’s people and Prince Chen’s people. These two people would stand on Shao Wanru’s side no matter from any aspect. She could not ignore Shao Wanru’s words. Otherwise, when their people returned to the palace, they would tell them and inevitably provoke the anger of Empress Dowager and Prince Chen.
Shao Wanru said softly, “Old Madam, I was also frightened in the palace today and almost had an accident. Can I now say in the mansion that Eldest Brother and Big Sister are not my Second Uncle’s children, but other people’s!”
She sneered in her heart. How could she say that it was just because she was scared? In this case, could she say something like that?
“Nonsense!” Madam of Duke Xing was furious and slammed the table with her hands.
“How dare you! How could a delicate girl in boudoir like you say such words?” Old Madam was angry too, and she scolded her harshly.
“Old Madam and Madam of Duke Xing are really interesting. Could it be that the Fifth Miss can’t talk about what you said? When Your highness sent me here today, he said that if anyone in the mansion dares to bully the Fifth Miss, it will be the same as bullying my master. He asked me to decide whether it is better to throw them out or break their legs.” Xiao Xuanzi sneered and continued to say.
He was Chu Liuchen’s personal eunuch, so ordinary people couldn’t compare with him. There was a trace of cruelty on his face when he smiled just now. He patted the table with his hands, and the teacup on the table jumped up and fell to the ground, making a crisp sound of broken porcelain.
A little eunuch dared to do this in her manor. Old Madam was furious. She was about to say something, but Nanny Yu grabbed her clothes hard. She turned her head and glared at Nanny Yu angrily. However, she saw that Nanny Yu was trying to persuade her with her eyes, and she was looking in one direction.
Old Madam looked in the direction where she winked and immediately saw the nanny by the Empress Dowager’s side. Although the nanny did not say anything, it was still a deterrent even if she sat there.
Taking a deep breath, Old Madam showed a kind expression on her face and said, “Wanru, don’t be angry. I will punish your second aunt for this matter. No matter what happens, she should not say something like this. Come some people to invite Madam to the ancestral hall. She should kneel there tonight and don’t come out. How can a noble Madam say something like this!”
“Mother!” Madam of Duke Xing screamed.
She was the one who had always punished people to kneel in the ancestral hall. Since when had it been her turn? Needless to say, there would be a pain in her body. She could not afford to lose face.
She was the Madam of supervisor of the backyard and had the title of Royal Mandate. If she really knelt for one night, she would not have so much prestige when dealing with the servants in the future.
“Old Madam is really clear about the reward and punishment. After returning to the palace, I would report it to the Empress Dowager!” The nanny from the palace looked at Madam of Duke Xing coldly and said slowly.
“That’s what I should do!” Old Madam breathed a sigh of relief in her heart. As long as the Empress Dowager Queen did not pursue this matter, it was okay. She would think about other things later. “Come on, take Madam away!”
Two rough old maids came up to pull Madam of Duke Xing. Madam of Duke Xing was not convinced and still wanted to struggle. But when she saw Old Madam’s cold eyes, she couldn’t help shivering. She hurriedly lowered her head and didn’t dare to struggle anymore.
Two rough old maids took Madam of Duke Xing away, and Old Madam’s face softened a little. She looked at Shao Wanru gently and said, “Wanru, so many things have happened in the palace today. You should be really tired. It happens that the palace has sent some gifts. You can go and take them yourself.”
Old Madam didn’t want to see Shao Wanru at this time. She just wanted to send her far away and didn’t even care about the gifts given by the Empress Dowager!
Right now, she just wanted to turn the matter into a minor one and let it be unknown!
“Grandma, is what Second Aunt said true?” Shao Wanru raised her watery eyes and looked at Old Madam in front of her with sparkling eyes. There seemed to be thick dark clouds rolling at the bottom of her eyes, which made her eyes inexplicably deep.
“You little girl, don’t be so stubborn. How could what your second aunt said be the truth?” Old Madam became impatient and said.
Shao Wanru insisted and said, “Grandma, don’t blame me for not letting you go. It’s just that Second Aunt has never liked me and she holds evil intentions toward me and Brother Hao. If I don’t figure out the truth, I’m afraid that I won’t even know how I die in the end.”
After that, she knelt down in the room and said with tears and determination, “Grandma, please uphold justice for your granddaughter!”
“What are you talking about? When did your Second Aunt dislike you?” Old Madam felt headache and said angrily.
This granddaughter was not good at observing the situation. How could she ask such a question at this time? How could she say it out loud about whether her Second Aunt liked her or not? How could it be so clear?
“Grandma, don’t you believe my words?” Shao Wanru asked.
“Well, don’t say such childish words. Your Second Aunt did make a mistake today because of your Big Sister. What she said before was also nonsense. It can’t be true!”
Old Madam reached out to touch her head and closed her eyes slightly. She really felt annoyed, tired, and in a bad mood. If she had known that such a thing would happen, she would not have come here. It was better for her not to see anything. If she had not come here, she could have said that she did not see anything.
“Grandma, I have evidence!” Shao Wanru would not let go of such a good opportunity. When she left the palace, she deliberately asked Chu Liuchen to send someone to come here with Empress Dowager’s people. After she returned to the mansion, she wanted to make trouble and let the people around Empress Dowager see it.
Sure enough, Madam of Duke Xing, who was irritated by her, immediately brought out a lot of words. With the people from the palace as witnesses, it was impossible for Old Madam to wipe out this matter.
“What…what evidence do you have?” Old Madam was really angry with Shao Wanru’s persistent attitude and said angrily.
Seeing that Old Madam couldn’t hold back her anger, Shao Wanru looked very calm. No matter what she did or how to compromise, it was the same in the eye of Old Madam. It was always the same.
In this case, it had nothing to do with her whether she was angry or not. In her last life, this Old Madam could ignore her and pretend that she could not see her and Hao’er’s miserable ending. Now, she would not have much family affection for her because she was her biological grandmother.
The blood relationship between her and the people of Duke Xing’s Mansion had been cut down in her last life!
Since it was cut down, why should she care about Old Madam’s attitude?
“Grandma, this Nanny, and Xiao Xuanzi, please come with me!” Shao Wanru bowed deeply to Old Madam, and then bowed to the nanny and Xiao Xuanzi of the Empress Dowager, looking gentle and kind.
Originally, she wanted to find an opportunity to talk about the thing that happened in the courtyard before. Since someone from the palace came, wouldn’t it be better than other opportunities?
Seeing that the palace Nanny and Xiao Xuanzi actually got up, even if Old Madam was full of resentment, she could only get up with the help of Nanny Yu at this time.
She wanted to see what the evidence Shao Wanru was talking about. If it was not evidenced at all, or it could not prove anything at all, she would definitely scold her this time and punish this girl to kneel in the ancestral hall, so that Shao Wanru could understand who was in charge of the manor!