Chapter 77: That Lady Zhou Is Quite Crafty And Unruly, With A Strange Mind (3)
She wore a green Mudan and golden brocade leather jacket. She pursed her lips and wore a triangular golden openwork crown that Zhou Xiaoxiao was unable to nae,
Based on the beauty standards of modern society, Zhou Xiaoxiao thought she was basically wearing a pagoda on her head. This awkward appearance washed away her nervousness.
She had to hold in her laughter and suppress her urge. She sipped a cup of tea and disguised herself.
Lady Guo quietly placed down her teacup and gradually said, “I heard that you risked your life to rescue Xingzhi and I originally was very grateful towards you.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao stood up and gently bowed.
“If you want money or business, I can do whatever you want. Even if you want your family to hold positions of authority, that is possible.” Lady Guo slapped the table and said sternly, “But you should never have incited Wu Lang to disobey the orders of his parents, making him going against the ancestral rules and making a pledge to get married with you without his parent’s approval.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao quietly stood there and looked down, listening to his scolding and not retorting.
Lady Guo vent out her anger and gradually sighed after seeing Zhou Xiaoxiao being gentle, obedient, and having a good attitude.
“I know you are originally a good lady and even Zhao’er had took care of you, saying that you treated Xingzhi sincerely.” She reached over and held Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hands, bring her to her side. “But you also need to understand a mother’s heart. Wu Lang is my son and he originally should’ve gotten his parent’s love, but I sent him to the palace at a young age to become Zhao’er’s companion with a harsh heart. He had to overcome all the obstacles in the palace.”
“I already feel guilty towards him so how can I let him marry the daughter of a businessman who doesn’t match his status? He’d become the laughingstock of all the noble families in the capital.” She gently patted Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hands and persuaded, “Good girl, as long as you agree with me, I will definitely find you a wealthy husband in the capital who has a bright future. I’ll even marry you off as you were my daughter, ok?”
In reality, Zhou Xiaoxiao was a bit touched since she could understand the Lady of the State Duke who is conservative and rigid swallowing her pride to say this to her.
What a pity that you and I have a large disparity over our viewpoints. No matter what, neither of us would be able to convince one another and we are bound to separate unhappily.
She stood up and bowed in seriousness, saying sincerely, “Lady, your love and concern for Xingzhi touches me. I had once cut off any thoughts about love and roamed the world casually. However, ever since I met Xingzhi, we had experienced all sorts of hardships together, from Sichuan to Hanzhong. We had gotten through everything together and relied on each other a lot; we deeply love one another and this is our fate. Lady, I hope you can be considerate of our feelings.”
Lady Guo’s expression slowly darkened and she said, “Are you sure you want to do this?”
In Guo Jingyan’s room.
Guo Jingyan covered her mouth with a handkerchief and shockingly asked, “She really said this?”
Ru Yue’s face was red from running over and she panted, saying, “She did. This servant couldn’t even listen anymore.”
“This is really…” Guo Jingyan snorted and rolled her eyes. “What love and fate? I can’t believe she’s not embarrassed to say this; she doesn’t care about her face.”
Liu Xinyi said, “How about Lady? Wouldn’t she be infuriated?”
Ru Yue said, “Of course Lady is infuriated. She gave her a good scolding and that Lady Zhou silently listened to the reprimand until the Lady mentioned her being disrespectful to her elders and how it was her parent’s fault. She…she…”
“She what?” Guo Jingyan said, “Say it.”