Chapter 79 – Losing Control (2)
Hiding the satisfaction in her face, Ye Zhen kept her head bowed while timidly inching closer to Pei Shi, in a low voice she said, “Mother, I must return…”
While these happened, Lu Lingzi silently lamented on the fact that his third sister was as cold as ice to him. Since entering the door, she had not paid a glance towards his way.
Was she still angry with him just because he didn’t agree with her in her plan to go to the Women’s college before? Did his third sister hate him just because of this trivial argument?
In contrary, Pei Shi didn’t find Ye Zhen’s attitude towards Lu Lingzhi strange. She only thought that her daughter still wasn’t familiar with her eldest brother, so his injury didn’t perturb her one bit.
With gratitude in her eyes, she nodded at Tang Zhen then held her daughter’s hand, before saying, “Well then, I’ll have the marquis accompany you to the Zhuangzi hot springs.”
“Madam Lu, don’t worry, I will take her home safely.”
“Mother, I’ll accompany Yao Yao out.” Lu Xiangzhi graciously offered.
Totally delighted, Tang Zhen was grinning like a fool at the corner when Lu Lingzhi’s warning stare sliced through him like a sword, quickly wiping his smile off of his face.
Tang Zhen said politely to Ye Zhen, “Third Sister, let’s go.”
Ye Zhen couldn’t wait to leave this terrible place, she heard his words and immediately went out, as if there were evil spirits chasing her from behind!
“Yao Yao, why the rush?” Lu Xiangzhi caught up with her and held out his unharmed hand.
“Why didn’t you show concern about eldest brother’s injury?”
“Of course I care! It’s just that mother is already there to ask if he was feeling alright. I have nothing to ask, so I haven’t asked.” Ye Zhen said with clear and innocent eyes.
Lu Xiangzhi frowned. He had always felt that his sister, even though congenial to everyone, was specifically cold to their eldest brother.
Tang Zhen only looked at them from behind, still beaming from ear to ear.
In his eyes, he only saw Ye Zhen whom he thought looked good on everything she wore, even her voice sounded heavenly to him.
“We’ll talk when I get back.” Lu Xiangzhi muttered, seeing that this was really not the place to talk to his sister’s inexplicable apathy.
Slowing in her steps, Ye Zhen showed a sweet smile, the corners of her eyes crinkled mirthfully. “Brother, you must not think too much, you should recuperate and get better! Your hand injury, is it serious or not? Let me have a look! ”
Reluctantly, Lu Xiangzhi showed his injured hand wrapped in quilt, “It’s just a scratch from a rough stone. No more than a skin injury, really. There’s nothing to be worried about..”
With haste, Ye Zhen took a bottle of laudanum from her skirt — she added several miraculous drops to it before they went in the villa! With a drop of the miraculous liquid, she was certain that Lu Xiangzhi will get better by the morning.
“I brought it from home. You should use it when changing those wrapping quilts tonight.”
“There’s no need for that. The emperor has given a medicine, which is definitely better than ours.” Lu Xiangzhi said reassuringly.
“Do you despise my medicine?” Ye Zhen unjustly gaped at Lu Xiangzhi, her eyes starting to well up with tears.
Lu Xiangzhi was most afraid of seeing his sister drop the golden beans! He was always scolded for it since he was little.
“Hey, I didn’t say that. I’ll use your medicine tonight. Is that okay?” he took back his words and rubbed his head anxiously.
“Don’t underestimate the medicine I have prepared. It is definitely better than what the emperor has given you.” She handed the bottle towards Lu Xiangzhi who in return, accepted it willingly.
“Well, we are the indeed the best.” Lu Xiangzhi laughed.
Tang Zhen looked at Lu Xiangzhi with great envy. In his mind, if third sister had specially prepared medicine for him, he would surely carry it with him every day! He was in his own bubble of happiness, knowing that Ye Zhen’s trip back to the baths was trusted under his care.
Before they could get through the villa’s gate, Ye Zhen suddenly halted in her steps, remembering one thing.
“Brother, tell me, how did your horse suddenly lose control?”