Chapter 109: Right now, the Person is Locked in the Cylindrical Bamboo and Transported towards Henan River (3)
The Emperor made an imperial decree, ordering Prince Yan and the Champion Marquis to withdraw their troops from the front and return to court. They were rewarded for their achievements as the Emperor granted them silver, silk, and many other treasures. The soldiers were all rewarded based on their contributions as well.
Due to this, the Tongzhou Han people who have been oppressed for centuries by Qidan people finally recovered their freedom.
In front of the Liao country’s army, the Han army who have always been at a disadvantage finally got to boast about their achievements after seizing back their territory.
The army had won and the Emperor personally led the officials out of the city to welcome the troops back.
The people in the capital were cheering and dancing, preparing fresh flowers, incense burning table, and wine along the way to welcome the army’s arrival.
Zhou Xiaoxiao returned to the Marquis residence to bathe in a fragrant hot spring. She laid there and enjoyed being served by a group of maids.
While massaging Zhou Xiaoxiao’s shoulders, Juanzi cried and complained, “Lady, after this journey, you became even more tan and skinnier. There is also a wound here. If this happens next time, you have to bring Juanzi along, otherwise I won’t let you go.”
“I’ll take you, take you. Our Juanzi is such a kind and caring woman and I regretted not bringing you along already.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao was saying this half-heartedly to Juanzi as she was happily thinking of what Yu Xingzhi had said in her ears before entering the palace to meet the Emperor.
“Lady, please go back to the residence and wait for this husband. Since we’re back in the capital, our three-point covenant won’t exist anymore. Tonight…I will definitely make sure Lady enjoys herself to the full extent.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao couldn’t help but roll in bed.
“He’s gotten bad. He’s gotten worse and badder.”
As she was fooling around, she suddenly heard a servant report Guo Jingyan’s arrival.
It was getting late. Why would sister-in-law be coming over?
Zhou Xiaoxiao was confused and she stood up, arranging her clothes and walking over to greet her.
Guo Jingyan was walking around in the partial hall, with a frightened and pale face.
The moment she saw Zhou Xiaoxiao, she walked over and tremblingly held her hands.
Zhou Xiaoxiao’s impression of Guo Jingyan was that she was a brave and forceful woman.
What exactly happened that made her this terrified? Zhou Xiaoxiao was confused and she hurriedly asked, “Sister-in-law, don’t worry. What’s the matter?”
“What should we do? Sister-in-law, what should we do?” Guo Jingyan’s hands were cold and she tightly clutched onto Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hands. “Yu’er father found out about Yu’er and he said that he will drown the Yu’er and the guy. Right now, they were locked in the cylindrical bamboo and transported towards Henan river.”
“That matter has been over for a while, so how did he find out?”
Zhou Xiaoxiao changed into a casual outfit and inquired this while walking out the door.
“After that event, Yu’er became more mature. She listened to her mother’s idea and stayed at home, waiting to be married off. Last night, she and the young master of Official Wang’s family had gotten along and chatted with one another. Who knew that the lowly bastard was unwilling to accept his fate and noisily blurted out that he and the young miss of Gongsun Residence had a love affair. He even took the portrait of Yu’er, the one you draw of her, and allowed those lowlifes to admire her appearance. After Official Wang’s family found out, they came over to break off the engagement. When Yu’er’s father found out, he was extremely infuriated.”
“Aunt never dismissed that scum? Why would she allow him to stay in the capital?”
“Sigh, I just found out as well. Aunt is very kind and merciful, only ordering the servants to give him a beating and then she dismissed him from the residence. Yet, this made him angry and he waited for a chance to take revenge on Yue’er. Even though Aunt is from a distinguished intellectual family, she didn’t know about the affairs of life.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao rolled on the horse and pulled on the reins, saying to Guo Jingyan, “I’ll hurry to Henan river first, in case something happens. Sister-in-law, wait for Xingzhi to return and then tell him to come over as well.”
Right now, on the pitch-black surface of the water, a small boat was parked on the Henan river.
There was a woman and made trapped in two cages made from wickerwork.
The man sobbed and begged for mercy while the woman wore white clothes and her hair was scattered on her shoulder. Her jade-white fingers clutched the dirty bamboo cage and she silently sat within it.