Chapter 56 – Justice in Every Crime (2)
Ye Zhen stood unperturbed at her place while Mister Shan gave a pointed glare. He was angry and little did he know that it was his friend he was to, right at that very moment!
The Lu family, naturally, Ye Zhen won’t let them have a good end. Yet after experiencing love from Lu Yaoyao’s family, she decided to seek revenge only from those who wronged her. She won’t be as ungrateful as Mo Rongzhan was.
Mister Shan rubbed his eyes and found that he had said too much this night. “You should go back inside. I just had a drink and I am not in a good mood.”
She wasn’t a bit surprised, he smelled of wine and his eyes showed the despair he felt inside.
She completely understood him. It took her a long time to get out of the sadness of her father and brother’s murder. Mister Shan lost her, a friend.
If only she could tell him that she was Ye Zhen! But she couldn’t…
“Sir, I’m tired today. Please have an early rest, too.” Ye Zhen said softly.
Mister Shan looked at her student’s face and finally sighed, “I see.”
Ye Zhen turned into the house, stood by the door and turned around. He saw that Mister Shan was no longer standing in the courtyard.
“Third miss, you’re back!” Dai Mei came up and took off of her shoulder the cape she wore to protect herself from the freezing cold outside.
Specially that these recent days, the nights had been palpably gloomy and cold. Just before the sun sets, the maids always scurried back inside the mansion to find refuge.
“Well, I’m a little thirsty. Please make me a glass of honey water.” Ye Zhen ordered lightly before disappearing behind the screen to wash her face and her body.She had been dropping her miraculous liquid drops in the she bathes with these days, so she purposely didn’t want Dai Mei to serve her.
Only when she was fully clothed did she come out from behind the screen with her hair down.
Dai Mei brought the drink and looked at Ye Zhen’s waist-length hair and said, “The hair of the third miss is getting better and better!”
Ye Zhen looked at the hair falling on her chest and noticed how different it was from before. Her inky black hair gained vibrance and was now thick and healthy until its ends.
“It seems to be good to wash ones hair with Shou Wu* extract.” Ye Zhen said with a faint smile.
**T/N : Shou Wu – traditional chinese herb
“Isn’t it? This handmaiden even thinks that even the Fourth Miss Lu’s hair is not as good as yours! Third miss’ skin is also getting better and better.” Dai Mei said proudly, insinuating that the better Ye Zhen looked like, the stronger is the proof that she had been of good service.
Ye Zhen laughed. “Don’t let Fourth Sister hear this, otherwise, you will be punished.”
Dai Mei covered her mouth and shook her head. “I dare not let her hear of this.”
“Well, you should now go and take a rest. I don’t want you to wait here.” Ye Zhen sent her out kindly.
“This handmaiden will go but if the third miss will need something, she can ring the bell and this handmaiden will come.” Dai Mei curtsied before leaving Ye Zhen’s chamber.
All alone, Ye Zhen sat up on her plush bed, eyes low on her right palm while her other hand held the drink Dai Mei gave her.
It just occurred to her that she entertained the idea of drinking the liquid it emits! For so many days, she has been using the drops carefully in fear of any bad effect. However, the effects are obviously excellent.
What will happen if she tries to drink it?
Upon her discovery of the miraculous liquid drops which bore the deep color of blood, she felt fear but soon calmed down.
Literally, she’d witnessed miracles since her death. Her soul was afloat in the imperial palace for two years and she was soon reborn on no other than her twin sister’s body! Not only that, she woke up two years back in time, just days after her death! What other strange things in this world could she not accept?
Ye Zhen took a deep breath, train of thoughts crossed her mind as she held the drink beneath her palm and watched one drop of miraculous liquid mix with the honey water.
All things have to be tried before the results are known. She thought that since the miraculous liquid could heal wounds and make her more beautiful, it must also be edible!
She took the glass of honey water mixed with one drop of the liquid and poured all of its content into her throat.
Apart from the warmth that spread inside her belly, she felt no uncomfortable feeling..
After a few minutes of waiting, she still felt nothing unusual. Ye Zhen shook her head and smiled to herself as she thought she was being ridiculous.
Then, she laid down on her bed and soon fell into a deep slumber.