Chapter 96: I am Also Attracted by Looks (2)
Zhou Xiaoxiao saw the handkerchief, clearly belonging to a woman but her heart thumped rapidly.
She looked at the lotus colored silk handkerchief with a magnolia embroidered; she had seen the handkerchief on Gongsun Yu many times before, very familiar to this.
While she was shocked, a small stone had hit Zhou Xiaoxiao’s head.
She turned around to see Juanzi standing on the balcony and giving her a look as if she was about to be killed.
Zhou Xiaoxiao climbed back and said, “Juanzi, you’ve gotten more and more brazen. Why did you hit your lady with a rock? I was just listening…”
Zhou Xiaoxiao patted the dust on her and looked up to see Guo Jingyan’s dark face. She pointed a finger at her and she scolded, “You, you actually…”
Zhou Xiaoxiao grabbed her finger and covered her mouth, pulling her into the room. She said, “Fourth sister-in-law, don’t scold me just yet. I have an incredible matter that I need to tell you since I don’t know what to do.”As the Daoiest continued to ask, he had seen through the guard’s status, making sure to pester him and making the guard pay more money than needed.
But since this guard was improper and asked for this himself, Zhou Xiaoxiao was too lazy to worry about his matters.
As expected, Song Yangming continued to say, “Those who are pregnant with demon children will not be able to escape the clutches of demons. Right now, the medicine will only work for now but not for the future.”
“Does the priest have another clever method?”
“I have an ancestral prescription and once they take it, they will never be pregnant anymore. However, this medicine is hard to obtain as it is very expensive. Seeing that you are genuinely asking me, I’ll just ask you for 200 silvers.”
When the guard heard that they will never be pregnant anymore, he became ecstatic, casually asking, “Why do you need that much money?”
“You don’t know but there is a main ingredient in here that comes from overseas. It’s very difficult to obtain and I’m just asking for 200 silvers as capital. If you don’t want it, it’s fine.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao was furious. It seems like no matter whether she was in the past or right now, there were always slags.
Although the man had taken a woman’s virginity, they had done it under consent, so she couldn’t blame anyone; but now the guard was planning on making the woman infertile. It was only something scumbugs would do, less worthy than livestock.
Therefore, she slightly peeked up to see what was exactly happening.
She watched as the guard took out a handkerchief and a pearl about the size of a pigeon’s egg as well as a golden phoenix hairpin were wrapped inside.
“These items are worth at least 200 silvers. Priest, please give me the medicine as soon as possible.”
At the front door of Gongsun Family, State Duke Residence’s Yu Family’s fourth young lady and fifth young lady arrived without notice.
The housekeeper in charge of receiving guests happily walked over and welcomed them.
Guo Jingyan didn’t even bother and led Zhou Xiaoxiao into the door.
Arriving in front of Gongsun Yu’s room, her personal maid, Lian Xin, was about to go in and report their arrival.
However, Guo Jingyan pushed her aside and scolded, “What a reckless girl. I’ll settle accounts with you guys later on.”
She barged into the room, pulling Zhou Xiaoxiao and then closing the door with a bang. She locked everyone else outside.
Inside the room, Gongsun Yu was sitting absent-minded in front of a desk, with a bowl of pitch-black medicine in front of her.
Guo Jingyan grabbed the bowl of medicine and slammed it on the ground.
“Do you know what this medicine is? You dare to just dump it down your stomach like that?”
Thankfully, she remembered to lower her voice before scolding Gongsun Yu.
Gongsun Yu gradually stood up. She had a pale face and her lips were trembling; the tears were threatening to fall but it didn’t in the end.
“How…how do you guys know?”
Zhou Xiaoxiao blocked the flustered and exasperated Guo Jingyan, trying her best to reiterate what happened today.
Gongsun Yu fell on her seat and said, “He…he actually…actually…”
She closed her eyes and recalled how that man had kneeled on the ground not too long ago, hugging her legs and sweet-talking her. He promised that the medicine would not harm her body and even swore that he would definitely marry her in the future, never betraying her.
Her tears finally slid down her pale white face.
Guo Jingyan stomped on her feet and said, “Do you not believe us? Do we need to call that cruel and unscrupulous man over for confrontation?”
Gongsun Yu’s hands trembled and she bit her lips, saying after a while, “There’s no need. I had long detected this. He’s just a man who looks impressive but is actually worthless, only knowing to smooth talk someone and betray them. But I’ve already made my mistake and it’s too late to regret it.”