Chapter 78: Beating The Drum And Waving The Flag Ostentatiously To Conquer The Enemies (1)
Ru Yue said, “This servant here can’t say such disgraceful words.”
“Quickly speak.” All three concubines said in unison.
Ru Yue stomped on her feet and did what she was told, “What Lady Zhou is saying is that Lady is naturally Lord Wu’s elder, however, since Lady can’t accept her, then it means that she doesn’t want to be her senior. Therefore, she doesn’t believe she is disrespecting her elders.”
Upon hearing this, Huang Tingyu spoke up, “What is this nonsense? Is she saying that Lady has to accept her as her daughter-in-law before being qualified to discipline her?”
Ru Yue continued talking, “She even said that as long as she could convince Lord Wu to give up, she won’t ever pester him anymore.”
Guo Jingyan replied, “If it weren’t for Fifth Uncle who doesn’t listen, who cares about a store owner like her? She’s basically stabbing Lady in the heart with her words. How could Lady not be furious with her?”
“Lady’s body was trembling in anger, she even explicitly said that unless she died, Lady Zhou will never be able to enter the State Duke Residence. She then grabbed the teacup by her side and threw it at her.” Ru Yue paused for a brief moment before continuing with her words, “What was strange was how Lady Zhou was able to catch it in one try, she even placed it back on the table without any problems.”
All three concubines gasped in a breath, they were speechless.
“Before Lady Zhou left, she said that it was her fault today, she also advised the Lady to not be overly furious as it would harm her body. Since the Lady is Lord Wu’s mother and the Lady of the State Duke Residence, she still respects her and as long as she doesn’t agree. Because she won’t enter the residence without permission, she won’t make the Lady feel uncomfortable.”
“She… she just left like that?” Liu Xinyi asked.
“The Lady didn’t make her leave, but rather, the elder lady ordered for sister Chun Hua to take her away.”
Guo Jingyan clutched her chest and said, “Oh my god. There’s more drama today than the whole year combined.”
“Why did the elder lady decide to involve herself?” Just as she said this, Huang Tingyu thought in her heart: Oh right! It must’ve been the Fifth Uncle who asked her. The elder lady adores the Fifth Uncle the most, and as long as he mentions something in front of her, there’s nothing that can’t be done.
Here, Zhou Xiaoxiao followed a servant girl wearing beautiful clothes out of Lady Guo’s room.
When she was outside the room, she finally sighed.
No matter what, she had at least met her once, even if it wasn’t a great meeting.
She knew that even if she lowers her status and requests her pettily, she would never be able to make Yu Xingzhi’s mother understand their love.
Therefore, she talked in a sincere manner and clearly expressed her attitude. As long as she and Yingzhi were determined and had the same motives, they would be able to overcome everything in the future.
Since there was still a long road ahead of them with numerous obstacles. This comrade still needs to work harder! She couldn’t help but tease herself.
The servant girl led the way and they turned a corner towards the east, passing by a few buildings and courtyards. A muddy yellow short wall was in front of them, the interior contained numerous pale tile houses with a jade green fence blocking it. There were small plots of vegetable fields as well as some melons and livestock. It was as if they were in a farm, it emitted a completely different atmosphere than the previously lofty and magnificent residence.
Zhou Xiaoxiao walked into the courtyard to see Yu Xingzhi, the latter was rolling up his sleeves and drawing water from the well. An elderly lady whose hair was all silver and body slightly bending over was holding onto her cane nearby. She was sitting by a stone table while smiling at him.
After seeing that Zhou Xiaoxiao arrived, Yu Xingzhi waved his hands at her, introducing each other, “Xiaoxiao, this is my parent’s grandmother. Great Grandmother, this is Xiaoxiao.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao walked over and paid her obeisance, “My respects to great grandmother.”
The elderly lady had a kind expression on her face, she smiled at Zhou Xiaoxiao, nodding at her.
Zhou Xiaoxiao calmed down when she saw this and gradually returned to her lively personality.
“Xingzhi, let me help you.”
After she squeezed nearby Yu Xingzhi’s side to help, she noticed him mouth out these words at her: Are you okay?
Zhou Xiaoxiao squinted her eyes in response, indicating that she was fine.
She had incredible strength and quickly drew two barrels of water from the well, easily pouring it into the bronze water pot.
Yu Xingzhi carried the two water pots and went to scatter them on the vegetables in the field by himself.