Chapter 25: The Rumors
Gu Feiyan did not expect to leave a small tail for Cheng Wenfei to tug on.
But still, so what?
She stuffed the prescription into Imperial Physician Su’s medical bag, but that didn’t mean anything, did it?
She only wanted to be a good person that hid her merits and fame. To put it bluntly, she didn’t want to expose herself to hatred. She covertly reminded Cheng Yifei to secretly investigate. At the same time, she could snitch on the real culprit who tried to put the blame on her. There was no need to sell herself.
Gu Feiyan pretended to think for a while before pretending to look like she just got enlightened. “Oh … I remember. This prescription was made by Imperial Physician Su. I was ordered to send it to the army that day. Hur hur, I remember now.”
Cheng Yifei was quite satisfied, but his patience was immediately drained by what Gu Feiyan said next.
“General Cheng, you can’t casually throw away the first-aid prescription like this. That day when I saw Imperial Physician Su checking your pulse, I didn’t dare to disturb him and placed it in his medical box. ”
Gu Feiyan said, pretending to be curious and asked, “Why do you think I secretly put it on? This is Imperial Physician Su’s prescription, why should I secretly give it out? ”
Cheng Yifei had almost lost his patience when he suddenly lifted Gu Feiyan’s chin, revealing a dangerous glint in his narrowed eyes. “Little medicine girl, this general will give you another chance. Answer me, did you secretly gave it out?”
When this girl threatened his mother to test her medicine, his mother didn’t notice anything wrong, but he did. He just didn’t have the strength to say anything. If it wasn’t for the fact that there was no problem with the test, he wouldn’t have opened his mouth even if she could feed him.
Originally, he didn’t take the matter of her putting the prescription into Imperial Physician Su’s medical bag to heart. After all, this could be considered normal. But when Imperial Physician Su told him that the prescription was a forgery, that Xia Su Zi was added and star anise was left out, he knew that she had done it on purpose. The medicine must have been changed by her.
She just got promoted from a medicine slave to a medicine girl, where did she get the ability to see the problem with the prescription, and where did she get the ability to recover the prescription’s effects? Furthermore, why did she hide it from him? It was fine that she didn’t report it, but why would she give the prescription back to Imperial Physician Su?
This girl had indeed saved him, but she had too many doubts and contradictions. Now that he had no clues at all––if he wanted to find out the real culprit, of course, he had to pry open her mouth first.
“Answer me!” Cheng Yifei became even more vicious, and his sharp, bronze-colored face became even more unyielding.
Gu Feiyan was determined not to admit it and played dumb to the end. “General Cheng, what exactly do you mean? Is something wrong? ”
Cheng Yifei didn’t expect that this girl would still persevere after forcing her to such an extent.
He approached her slowly, emitting a dangerous aura. “Silly girl, looks like you’re really hungry.”
Just as he was about to get out of the carriage, Gu Feiyan’s stomach suddenly rumbled loudly. Gu Feiyan wanted to cry but had no tears. She was so embarrassed that she wanted to smash her head against the wall.
“Get out of the carriage and eat.”
Cheng Yifei let her go and was about to get off the car. Who would have thought that Gu Feiyan would go ahead of him, lifted the curtain and jumped off the carriage.
Cheng Yifei didn’t even have time to stop her and was completely dumbfounded!
He was just threatening her! He had originally thought that once he got off the car, she would definitely not be able to sit still and would quickly give in!
But, this girl actually…
As a girl with an engagement, wouldn’t she know how to avoid a taboo? He had gone to the Imperial Pharmacy in the morning and heard about Wen Yurou’s matter. Wasn’t she very concerned about it, and very angry about the rumors?
She… She… Was she really that hungry?!
While Cheng Yifei was still in shock, the bystanders outside the carriage were already in an uproar.
“She is Gu Feiyan! God, how could she? Am I seeing things? ”
“She really is with General Cheng… How could she be qualified to sit in General Cheng’s carriage? Impossible!”
“The rumors are true. Didn’t someone say that it was a rumor? Didn’t they say that it was spread by the medicine woman from the Imperial Pharmacy? ”
… …. …
In the midst of the talks, under everyone’s incredulous, disdainful, angry, and shocked gazes, Gu Feiyan acted as if no one else was around as she walked towards the main entrance of Fortune Tower.
Of course, she didn’t like gossip. However, she disliked him even more.
She was already using Wen Yurou to clarify the rumors, but Qi Yu was still so impatient to come and bully her. He dared to force her to starve, and she dared to force him to not leave the house!
How much speculation would it give her to leave Cheng Yifei’s carriage in public? How much gossip? She knew Cheng Yifei would not get off. However, if she ate a meal at Fortune Tower and charged to Cheng Yifei’s name, then she would definitely be able to cause rumors to sweep through the entire capital like a torrential storm.
She wanted to see if he could still sit down. How long could he endure?
Once the rumor spread, even if Qi Yu unilaterally annulled the engagement, he would still be wearing his enormous green hat!
Thinking of this, Gu Feiyan’s steps became firmer, and her heart became calmer. As soon as she set foot into the tall doorstep of Fortune Tower, a commotion broke out at the back.
What was going on?
Gu Feiyan turned around and saw Cheng Yifei casually walked out of the carriage with one foot on the servant’s back.
The surrounding screams and discussions were like a complete explosion, one wave after another.
“Heavens, it’s really General Cheng! The rumors were true! Gu Feiyan, General Cheng… together? ”
“How can this be? This kind of woman was absolutely not worthy of General Cheng! I don’t believe it…”
“She’s Young General Qi’s fiancée! She, she… This is too deceiving! Shameless!”
“Who doesn’t know about the grudge between the Cheng Clan and Qi Clan? General Cheng must have done it on purpose… Hehe, the actions of a lowly person are really too much! ”
“You’re not allowed to curse General Cheng. It was that shameless woman, Gu Feiyan, who seduced General Cheng!”
… …. …
Most of them were scolding Gu Feiyan. Many people did not shy away from the presence of Gu Feiyan and Cheng Yifei and cursed loudly. There were even a few women who tried to persuade Cheng Yifei not to be bewitched by the fox spirit.
If it were not for the soldiers blocking the way, these people would have really rushed over.
This time, it was Gu Feiyan who was dumbfounded.
She didn’t expect Cheng Yifei to get off the carriage! She only wanted to take the opportunity to evade his questions and to make use of his carriage, which was his reputation.
Why did this guy get out of the carriage? Wasn’t he afraid that his reputation would be ruined as well?
He must have gotten out of the carriage to explain, right?
Just as Gu Feiyan was thinking this, Cheng Yifei walked in front of her and suddenly put his arm around her shoulders and led her into the door. “Little Yan’er, the plum blossom wine from Fortune Tower is the most fragrant. Gege wants to have a good drink with you today so you won’t leave until you’re drunk!”
This “gege” was not the same “gege”!
Elder Brother – 哥哥 – gēge.
As soon as Cheng Yifei finished speaking, all the passers-by and customers outside the door exploded.
Gu Feiyan’s heart skipped a beat. She subconsciously wanted to struggle, but Cheng Yifei held her tight and turned his head to whisper indistinctly into her ear. “Little medicine girl, what, are you scared? I’m afraid that you don’t want to play around with me. It’s still not too late to admit that you secretly put the prescription there.”If you're not reading at Word Excerpt and you're seeing errors, then you're reading at an agg-re-gate channel.