Chapter 84: Thankfully, We Have You (2)
Lord Wu was out of danger and he was given the title as the Marquis of Champion.
Of the family, there were two Marquis, incredibly extraordinary.
Suddenly, everyone came to congratulate him and the residence was like the bustling city center, crowded and packed with people.
Yet, Yu Xingzhi’s small courtyard was still quiet and peaceful.
Firstly, Yu Xingzhi just recovered and was still weak, so strangers didn’t dare to bother him.
Secondly, everyone in the residence were afraid of stepping close to this courtyard as they may accidentally bump into Lady Zhou doing something shocking.
Right now, in front of Yu Xingzhi’s bed, Zhou Xiaoxiao was feeding him a bowl of porridge.
Yu Xingzhi’s throat was burned by poison, so it was difficult for him to swallow and made it worse as he didn’t have any appetite.
“Here, eat another spoonful.” Zhou Xiaoxiao said in a low voice, soothing him.
Yu Xingzhi shook his head and said in a hoarse voice, “I really don’t want to eat anymore.”
“Just one more spoonful. After that, I’ll kiss you.” Zhou Xiaoxiao tapped his nose.
Yu Xingzhi’s face turned color, “Don’t play with me.”
“If you don’t eat, then I’ll kiss you one hundred times in one breath.” Zhou Xiaoxiao bit her lips and smiled wickedly.
The Crown Prince’s wife, Huang Tingyu, arrived in front of Yu Xingzhi’s room to see his two personal servants standing outside the door and scratching their eyes as if they had nothing to do.
“Two monkeys, you guys aren’t taking care of your Lord Wu but trying to evade your responsibilities. If the Lady sees this, she’ll definitely skin you guys alive.” Huang Tingyu scolded.
The two servants hurriedly walked over to pay their respects and made eye contact with each other before saying, “This servant isn’t trying to evade work, but rather Lady Zhou is inside and Lord Wu doesn’t want us inside.”
Huang Tingyu opened the door to see Zhou Xiaoxiao turning her head over and smiling at her. One could see the bottom of the porridge bowl.
Instead, Yu Xingzhi’s face was flushed.
Zhou Xiaoxiao said happily, “Lady, you’re here.”
Huang Tingyu said in surprise, “You seem better day after day and you’ve eaten more now.”
Yu Xingzhi choked and repeatedly coughed.
Zhou Xiaoxiao hurriedly patted Yu Xingzhi’s back to calm him down and then she helped him take a seat.
When Huang Tingyu saw how well they got along, she sighed with emotions and sat down on a drum-shaped stool in front of the bed.
She grabbed Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hands and said, “You’re really a good girl and sorry for all the trouble. The entire Yu Family is grateful for your actions.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao looked down and laughed. “How come you’re being so polite and formal with me today?”
Huang Tingyu gently patted her hand and said, “You guys have a deep relationship which isn’t bad, but there’s one matter. As an elder sister, I have to remind you something and don’t blame me. You guys have to remember to be respectful of each other and don’t cross the boundaries.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao stood up and bowed. “Elder sister really cares about me so how can I not take your words to my heart? I’ll remember the words and listen to you.”
Huang Tingyu laughed and said, “I already know you’re a dainty and exquisite girl, so I’m just remind you again.”
She stood up and prepared to leave. At the door, she advised Zhou Xiaoxiao, “Don’t see me out. Go back and take good care of Xingzhi. If you encounter any problems, you can come and visit me and I’ll try to help you.”
Huang Tingyu returned to her room and saw Prince Yan, Cheng Shizhao, and her husband, Yu Xingyong, sitting in the main hall.
When Cheng Shizhao saw her coming in, he stood up to pay her respects, addressing her as sister-in-law.
Huang Tingyu moved to the side and returned the salutations.
The Crown Prince of the State Duke, Yu Xingyong was sitting in the center. He asked, “Did Lady come from fifth brother’s place? How is he?”
Huang Tingyu smiled and said, “Lord, there’s no need to worry. Fifth uncle seems like he has recovered and Lady Zhou took good care of him. When I went there, I just saw her finish feeding fifth uncle an entire bowl of porridge.”
Yu Xingyong nodded and said, “Heaven pities and protects us! We’re fortunate, fortunate!”
Cheng Shizhao clenched his teeth and said, “Lin Family’s old man! Bastard son and father! If I don’t take my revenge, I swear that I won’t be human!”
Yu Xingyong stopped him and said, “Your highness, don’t be impatient.”
He shot Huang Tingyu a look.
Huang Tingyu stood up and said, “Your highness, please have a seat while I take a look at my mother’s place.”