Chapter 93: Gongsun Yu Is A Beautiful Woman With Talents (2)
Yang Su’s elder daughter, Yang Yuehua, would hold poetry and pictorial art groups every few months, naming it as Suyun Group. She would invite close friends over for a gathering and they would make poems or art in an idle atmosphere.
After marrying into Ruan Family, the husband’s family was wealthy and generous towards her. In addition, the sister-in-laws were also cultured people, so she was able to maintain the habit until today, becoming one of the capital’s huge banquets for making friends amongst young talented women.
The gathering was set in Ruan Family’s garden.
It was vast and in the center was a pavilion called Tianhui Pavilion.
All the ladies sat around the table in the pavilion and one could hear the faint music playing along with the ripples of water. It made them feel at ease and pleased.
There wasn’t anything at the table besides a silver wine pot, jade white wine glasses, a box, and a beautiful little bell. It revealed a refreshed and noble sense of atmosphere.
But no one paid attention to the arrangement of the banquet. They all gathered together to gossip or secretly look at the Lady Marquis who rose up the social ladder.
Zhou Xiaoxiao sat in her seat and enjoyed the scenery and wind blowing at her, feeling relaxed.
Guo Jingyan, however, was a bit stiff and nervous. She was like an exploded kitty and ready to reveal her claws and fight whenever it was needed.
Not long later, another guest arrived.
That woman walked over elegantly with her hands on her waist.
Countless people covered their faces with fans and whispered secretly.
“Look, it’s Gongsun Family’s young lady.”
“This Zhou Xiaoxiao had snatched her man, so let’s see how Gongsun Yu will treat her.”
“Let’s watch how they’re going to fight. Heh.”
“I bet there’s going to be a great show.”
Gongsun Yu was gorgeous and had a wonderful and delicate figure.
Under everyone’s expectation, she started to walk towards Lady Marquis who was the owner of a pastry shop. Yet, she sat beside her and gently held Zhou Xiaoxiao’s arms, saying in a coquettish tone, “Why did sister-in-laws walk so quickly? You guys didn’t even wait for Yu’er.”
A round of coughing started every now and then.
When everyone arrived, the owner took out a jade tube and began to shake the sticks in there.
One fell out and it had ‘east’ on top of it.
Yang Yuehua drank a glass of wine first and then said, “We’ll do the ‘east order’ this time. Whoever’s turn it is, they will drink first and if they can’t reply completely to the previous person’s response, they will drink another glass. If they can’t get it right, they will drink three glasses.”
She started off saying, “The whiteness in the air floats like snow.”
The bell by the table rang once.
Then the person besides her added on, “The matters of the mortal world passes like wind blowing.”
She drank a glass and then the sound rang again.
Zhou Xiaoxiao thought that it was fine. After all, it was just three glasses.
Therefore, she wasn’t worried at all.
When it was Guo Jingyan’s turn, she slowly said, “Staying in this world’s cool and refreshing place.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao was about to drink three glasses of wine as punishment when Gongsun Yu slightly moved her fan towards her. She saw a line of words and started to read from it, “Heart thinking of Heaven’s cold palace.”
Everyone nodded in approval.
Zhou Xiaoxiao admired Gongsun Yu with gratitude even though coming up with verses weren’t that hard.
It’s just that Gongsun Yu had to guess what Guo Jingyan would’ve said before she said and then come up with hers in time, before she could write it on the fan.
Zhou Xiaoxiao prostrated herself in admiration. What a talented woman.
She reached over and pinched Gongsun Yu on the waist while the latter laughed and said, “If sister-in-law keeps on bullying Yu’er, don’t blame me for not helping you anymore.”
After two rounds, Gongsun Yu had written quite a few verses on her fan.
Yu Bihua sat close to them, so she realized something was off and secretly moved closer, grabbing Gongsun Yu’s fan from her hands. She was about to raise it high and holler when she felt a numbness on her wrist. Without knowing how, the fan landed in Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hands.
Zhou Xiaoxiao gently fanned herself and smiled, saying, “Who is this elderly lady? Why did you grab my cousin’s fan? Could it be that you forgot to bring yours?”