Chapter 26 – Disgrace (2)
“This is my third granddaughter who have just returned from the border town where she has been living since her childhood. Today, I brought her here to see the world,” said Old Madam Lu with a smile and called Ye Zhen to her side.
“My granddaughter, who did not know of anything else, managed to become Mister Shan’s student only a few days ago for she is filial and intelligent.” Old Madam Lu added.
Old Madam Wu had a strange smile on her face as she replied, “Indeed, your third granddaughter is so lucky and that Mister Shan has gained another good student.”
People didn’t know what Madam Wu meant by her statement, but Ye Zhen knew what she had meant. Madam Wu used to see the late Wang Fei before, but now she is afraid to think of the dead, but she just couldn’t say loud, that this thought troubles her.
Second and Fourth Miss Lu saw that others only noticed Ye Zhen, anger filled them but they could not say even if they found the events uncomfortable. “Madam Wu, you don’t know how lucky third sister is! Have just arrived in Kyoto and are now planning to go to college!” said Fourth Miss Lu with sarcasm in her verdict.
“Poof!” the group did not know who laughed aloud. “Why? Another girl from a merchant background also wants to take an examination for Women’s College! Tell me, Lu Jing, how are you any different from her?”
This was very sudden, and everyone around them quieted down, eyes straight at the speaker.
“Princess Liu Hua, what exactly do you mean?” Fourth Miss Lu’s face slightly changed as she stared at the girl sitting nearby.
Ye Zhen knew that Princess Liu Hua was the daughter of an imperial princess and the cousin of Mo Rongzhan. When Ye Zhen’s soul dissipated, she had seen everything that will happen in the future two years to be exact, as she was reborn back in time when she was killed.
In a year’s time, she knew that Princess Liu Hua would enter the palace to become concubine of Mo Rongzhan. She will then give birth to a daughter. As for the outcome, Ye Zhen did not know for after two years of roaming in the palace, her soul broke free and she woke up in the body of her sister Lu Yaoyao.
“You don’t know what I mean? My, how embarrassing! Is the college training such dim-witted girls these days?” Princess Liu Hua looked at Fourth Miss Lu, then to Ye Zhen with clear disdain.
Princess Liu Hua was pampered since she was a child, and her character was unruly and willful. Seeing that all the people only ingratiate themselves with the Lu girls, she was already dissatisfied and decided to humiliate Fourth Miss Lu.
She loved Mo Rongzhan for a long time. She thought she would be the Wang Fei of Mo Rongzhan, but instead, Ye Zhen was chosen to be his imperial concubine. When Ye Zhen died, Lu Wushuang was quick to take her place. Furthermore, he had told her that he loved Lu Wushuang like a rare treasure. How could she not be jealous? With her cousin choosing someone of merchant’s blood over her?
She couldn’t wait for the Lu family to die as quickly as the Ye family!
“You…” Fourth Miss Lu’s face turned red with rage as she thought that this flashy girl was humiliating her.
She and Princess Liu Hua had already had the displeasure of meeting each other in college. She was about to start swearing, when she heard a calm and cold voice saying, “What’s wrong with being a daughter of a merchant? How can the daughter of a merchant be inferior to that of a princess when you are behaving as though you are not?”
“Impudent! Who are you to dare say that to the Princess of this country?” Princess Liu Hua angrily said and rose from her seat.
Fourth Miss Lu laughed mockingly, “Even Mister Shan knows of it. It seems that your are just as short sighted as I expected.”
“Sir.” Ye Zhen greeted Mister Shan.