Chapter 88: Fifth Lady, Zhou Xiaoxiao (1)
The next day, Guo Jingyan was pacing around the room, annoyed.
This was her first baby, so she had no experience in taking care of a baby at all.
She watched the baby vomit sometimes and then urinate or defecate; she had no idea what to do.
Right now, this baby kept on crying and even through the coaxing of wet nurses and servant girls, it wasn’t effective.
Guo Jingyan felt her head exploding. She waved her hand and said, “Go, go, go. Go bring that wind chimes or whatever for the young master to play with.”
A servant girl found an anise-like imperial canopy shaped small and elegant plaything. Underneath the shape were colorful silk waistbands and there were all sorts of bells tied on top, as well as colorful and vivid exquisite dolls.
She hung it on the bed and it gently spun in a circle, creating a pleasant sound.
The young master was attracted by the noise as expected and he widened his eyes, staring at it and blowing a bubble.
“He has finally stopped crying.” Guo Jingyan sighed and said, “That woman made this lady endure all this mistreat, but at least she’s useful in this area.”
As she said this, Gongsun Yu hastily walked in and her face was flushed. She leaned against the table and clutched her chest with one hand, panting.
At first, Guo Jingyan thought that she would become sister-in-laws with Gongsun Yu, so she had a pretty good relationship with her.
When she saw her walking in like this, she murmured: could she possibly have seen Zhou Xiaoxiao already? Now that the love rivals have seen each other, did they quarrel?
But she asked, “What’s the matter with you?”
Gongsun Yu looked up confusedly and even stuttered, “I…I just came back from visiting older cousin and his new wife.”
Guo Jingyan said, “What happened? Could it be that she bullied you? Tell me and I’ll personally go over to make sure you get the justice you deserve.”
Gongsun Yu’s face was ripe as an apple. “When we just walked in the courtyard, the servant girl leading us scurried off quickly and there was not a single person in sight. When we walked to the back, we saw an unfamiliar young man playing with weapons.”
Gongsun Yu’s personal servant girl stomped her feet and said, “Fourth lady, you have to give us justice. When that skirt-chaser saw my young miss, he didn’t even know to withdraw from our sight. Instead, he asked who this beautiful lady is.”
Guo Jingyan was flabbergasted. “This…this is our fifth lady, Zhou Xiaoxiao.”
She finally coaxed Gongsun Yu into leaving.
At noon, lunch was in the Lady’s room.
Guo Jingyan walked over with the young master. Before she walked in, she could hear the Lady pointing at Yu Xingzhi’s room’s elder servant girl, Qiao he, and scolding her.
“Useless girl. I told you to look after fifth lady and make sure she doesn’t go out. So where did she run off to now?”
Qiao He said upsetly, “Report to the Lady, this servant wants to look after the fifth lady but I can’t even catch up to her. She just swooshes and disappeared after climbing over the wall. If Lord Wu was home, he would even carry a ladder for her, so how can this servant look after her?”
When Guo Jingyan heard this, she thought: whatever, whatever. I should go back for now and come again later. Ever since that woman entered the residence, there was not a day of peace.
In the evening, Zhou Xiaoxiao rushed back into her room happily.
Only to see the lights were on and the warm and steamy dishes placed on the table.
Yu Xingzhi was wearing a beautiful sable robe and he held a scroll in his hands, reading and waiting for her.
Zhou Xiaoxiao sat down embarrassed and said, “Sorry for making you wait.”
Yu Xingzhi placed the scroll down and said, “No worries. How was today?”
Zhou Xiaoxiao smiled and replied, “Everything was good. In the morning, while I was training, there was a beautiful woman who entered the courtyard and her face was so delicate and smooth that I wanted to pinch it. What a pity that she was really shy and ran off before I could say anything.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao recalled the moment and shook her head. “After all, I went to visit the store and the business was very good. Xiao Mei is very hardworking and made everything neat and tidy. Therefore, I went to the wrestling site by the temple to secretly leave a few moves. We should spar sometime in the future.”
“The moment I came back, great grandmother called me over, saying that she had to say something to me and that I didn’t need to pay respects to the Lady. Thankfully, I bought great grandmother’s favorite osmanthus pastries. I coaxed her and made her happy, which is why she just let me back.”
Yu Xingzhi patted her head and said, “It’s good how relaxed you are right now. Because I have the title of Marquis, it’d only be a few more days before our own residence is built. Just wait a bit.”