Chapter 76: That Lady Zhou Is Quite Crafty And Unruly, With A Strange Mind (2)
Guo Jingyan knitted her eyebrows, “Humph, shameless girl. I’m advising you to stop being overly confident. Check your status first before thinking about speaking with an attitude to third sister-in-law. Who would want to invite you over? It’s just that mother wants to reprimand you.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao stared at her for a while before sighing. “It seems like the fourth concubine is pregnant so it’s better if you don’t get angry too easily. It’s not good for the baby.”
She revealed Guo Jingyan’s thoughts and the latter touched her stomach, quietening down.
She thought: right, what does this have to do with me? fifth uncle and Prince Yan have a close relationship and your highness has a brilliant future. Since fifth uncle is protecting her, why should I stand up against her and offend him? Look at Sister-in-Law and Third Sister-in-Law. It’s not like they aren’t glib-tongued, but they just sat there and didn’t say much. Only I’m stupid enough to stand up.
Then she heard Zhou Xiaoxiao continued, “I see that fourth concubine has a blood deficiency from your pale face, so do you have morning sickness?”
Then she casually answered, “Um…that is right.”
“My shop has a product named Meisu Pill which is sour and salty. Although it’s just a snack, it can warm your gallbladder and stop your nausea, preventing a miscarriage. Most pregnant women enjoy this.”
Guo Jingyan couldn’t help but listen and then ask, “What are the ingredients and how much does it cost?”
“It’s quite easy to obtain and convenient to create this at home as well. You just need 100 grams of dark plums and kudzu, costing six coins; sandalwood costs one coin; shiso costs three coins; fried salt costs one coin; you need one catty of powdered white sugar and make this all into one pill. Then you seal them in the pots for half a month and you will obtain the product.”
Guo Jingyan said, “Then…”
She heard Lady Guo coughing unhappily.
She hurriedly stopped talking and pretended to fix her appearance. But she quietly took down the prescription and wanted to make the servants create this later.
When Lady Guo saw them interacting and how the three daughter-in-laws all lost to her, she was annoyed.
She ordered, “You guys can leave as I have something to say to Lady Zhou.”
When the three saw that they didn’t need to be involved in this situation, they were secretly content with the decision. They all stood up and bowed, leaving one by one.
They walked out of the hall and Guo Jingyan invited the other two to her room.
The moment they sat down and before Guo Jingyan could drink some water, she ordered a servant girl, “Ru Yue, go go go. Go to your Lady’s room and find your sister, Ru Ying. Find an excuse to stay there and see what that woman has to say with the Lady.”
Huang Tingyu said, “How can we eavesdrop on their conversation?”
Liu Xinyi said, “Sister-in-law, just let us do what we want for once. I’m really curious what they would be talking about.
Huang Tingyu pointed at with her finger, saying nothing anymore.
Guo Jingyan pulled on Huang Tingyu’s sleeves and said, “Sister-in-law, you already saw this. That Lady Zhou is crafty, unruly, and has a strange mind set. She dares to give mother attitude so how could mother let her go easily?”
“Don’t underestimate her.” Huang Tingyu said, “Mother already hates her deeply so no matter how petty, low, and cautious she is, do you think that mother will have a good impression of her?”
“What about her?”
“The moment she came, she was arrogant and rude, offending the Lady. She first angered her and then swallowed her pride, being gentle and polite. That way, the Lady will think she surrenders to her and it would be easier to talk. If you don’t believe me, wait for Ru Yue to return to see.”
In the central building.
While drinking the tea the servant girl brought over, Zhou Xiaoxiao silently observed Yu Xingzhi’s mother.
This Lady has a thin figure and solemn expression. She sat upright constantly and straightened her back.
Maybe it was because she had been solemn all year around, there were two deep nasolabial folds, making her expression stiff.