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Chongfei Manual - Chapter 53.2 - 54.1

Published at 4th of December 2017 06:44:56 AM


Chapter 53.2 - 54.1

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Chapter: 053.2-054.1 out of 171

This translation belongs to FuyuNeko. Please read from the original source, mew.

During the banquet, Liang Yu Rong and Wei Zheng were sitting to the left and right side of Wei Luo respectively. Li Xiang was sitting to the right of Wei Zheng.

Li Xiang had been somewhat uneasy this entire time. She would frequently give her personal servant girl a meaningful look to have her go outside to check on the situation. That servant girl would constantly leave and return to whisper a few words into her ear. It seemed that she hadn't found out anything. Otherwise, Li Xiang's facial expression wouldn't become more and more ugly.

Wei Luo supported her cheek with her hand. There was a smile on her lips as she pretended to not see that Li Xiang's actions. She picked up a piece of shark fin with her chopsticks to place on Liang Yu Rong's plate and deliberately asked, "Jin Lu just told me that Chang Hong didn't see older brother Liang Yu. Where did older brother Liang Yu go?"

Liang Yu Rong paused and asked without thinking, "Didn't my older brother go to the rear courtyard’s lakeside?"

Chang Hong really did want to consult and ask Liang Yu for advice. But, he didn't mention going to the rear courtyard’s lakeside. Wei Luo had made up this entire story and she acted out her next part well. With a confused expression on her face, she asked, "He went to the backyard?"

Liang Yu Rong nodded. She thought that Wei Luo didn't believe her and prepared to call out to a servant girl to look for her older brother, "I'll have someone look for him..."

Wei Luo quickly stopped her, "It's fine. It's not that urgent. Let's talk about it after we finish eating. It'll be fine to let Chang Hong wait for a bit."

Liang Yu Rong could only sit back down, but she felt confused. She had clearly asked her servant girl to go and speak with her older brother. Why didn't he go?

On the side, Li Xiang heard their conversation. Her heart was fluttering and she wasn't in the mood to continue eating. She only sat there eating the food without tasting it. After half a cup of tea, she finally stood up and said her good-byes to the nearby people, "I'm already full. I'm going to leave earlier. Sisters, enjoy your meal."

After she said this, she turned around and left.

Behind her, Wei Luo slowly revealed her smile. Her craftiness was hidden in her smile.

Not even a moment later, Liang Yu Rong couldn't resist having a servant girl go and ask around about Liang Yu's location. The servant girl quickly returned and said that Liang Yu was currently eating dinner in the reception room and hadn’t gone to the rear courtyard’s lakeside.

Liang Yu Rong was a little bit angry and said to Wei Lui, "My older brother went back on his word..."

Wei Luo didn't mind at all. She smiled and said, "It's fine. Perhaps, he was stopped at the banquet. Older brother Liang Yu shouldn’t be blamed. But, I'm worried that Chang Hong might still be waiting in the rear courtyard’s lakeside. I'll go over there to look."

Liang Yu Rong nodded and asked out of worry, "It’s dark out. Want me to go with you?"

Wei Luo said, "No need. It'll be fine if I go there with Jin Lu. If I haven't returned in an hour, you can bring people to look for me."

Jin He Villa covered an enormous area. A large distance separated the rear courtyard from the front courtyard. It would take thirty minutes to go from one place to the other. It was already night now and it was quiet everywhere. It would be really scary to walk on the path alone.

The more that Wei Luo walked, the farther she was. She soon arrived at the rear courtyard's lakeside. She stopped behind a banyan tree. The moon was covered with clouds and only faintly illuminated the lakeside. There was a person standing there. It was Li Xiang.

Of course, Liang Yu wouldn't have come here at this time. When he arrived at the receiving room, he would met Chang Hong and asked him about his request to go the rear courtyard after the banquet. And, Chang Hong would have told him that he hadn't made this request. He and Chang Hong wouldn't be suspicious. They would only think that they were acting unnecessarily and dismiss this matter. Wei Luo's ultimate goal was only to lead Li Xiang here.

Not far away from Wei Luo, Li Xiang had been waiting at the lakeside without seeing Liang Yu's figure. She walked back and forth twice. Her eyebrows showed a trace of impatience as she looked forward. Didn't they say that Liang Yu would be at the rear courtyard? Why was there no one here when she came? Could he have already left after waiting for a while?

The servant girl at her side indignantly said, "Miss, could Marquis Ping Yuan's heir be tricking you? We waited here for so long and he still hasn't come."

Worried that there was something wrong, Li Xiang resolutely said to her servant girl, "I'm not going to continue waiting. Let's go back. If anyone asks, just say that I happened to pass by here while I walking around.

The servant girl hurriedly nodded.

The two of them were just about to leave when they heard a soft and delicate voice from behind them say, "To walk all the way here just for a stroll, younger sister Li Xiang is really in a leisurely mood. My eyes have been opened to a broader world view.”

Li Xiang suddenly stopped and turned around to look, "Who's there?"

The limestone-paved lane was illuminated with lanterns that were on stone pillars. The lanterns only illuminated one side. Wei Luo came out from the shadows. Behind her, there was a gentle glimmer of light. Her eyes smiled as she slowly said, "Of course, it's me. Who else did younger sister Li Xiang think it was?"

Li Xiang's face became ugly from anger. She coldly asked, "Why are you here? Did you follow me?"

Wei Luo didn't answer. She walked towards her, "Is it important whether or not I followed you? Right now, isn’t the important issue who you’re waiting for?

She had deliberately avoided everyone on the way here. No one should have discovered her here. How did Wei Luo know? Or could it be that she had known from the beginning?

As expected, Wei Luo stopped and slowly smiled as if she just realized something. Wei Luo looked at her and asked, "Let me guess, are you waiting for older brother Liang Yu?"

Li Xiang gritted her teeth.

Wei Luo's pink lips slight curved up as she slowly asked, "Did I guess right?"

Li Xiang fiercly glared at her and wished that she could stab two holes into Wei Luo's body, "Did you write that letter?"

Wei Luo put her arms behind her back. Her tone was relaxed as she casually admitted, "Does it matter if I was the one who wrote the letter? Do you have evidence?"

Wei Luo wasn't afraid of Li Xiang telling anyone about the contents of the letter, much less showing the letter to anyone else. Because, at that time, even if it was proven that she wrote the letter, only Li Xiang's reputation would be damaged and not hers. Li Xiang had already eaten this grievance that couldn’t be spoken of the moment she came to the rear courtyard.

As expected, Li Xiang gritted her teeth and didn’t say anything.

Wei Luo held back her laughter. From her peripheral vision, she saw a glimpse of faint light that wasn't far away. She walked a few steps forward to Li Xiang's side. She leaned close to her ear and whispered, "You probably have that letter with you, right? What would happen if someone finds that letter? I wonder how sensational it would be if news went out that Prince Ru Yang's daughter was privately meeting with a man at night.”

Li Xiang was finally at the end of her patience. She raised her hand and fiercely pushed her, "You wretched girl*."

* (T/N: Li Xiang says slut, but she’s intending it as the archaic meaning of immoral woman instead of modern meaning of sexually promiscuous woman.)

Although Li Xiang had pushed very hard, Wei Luo had prepared in advance and could have stayed standing if she wanted. Instead, Wei Luo intentionally staggered two steps back and fell to the ground!

Li Xiang raised her hand and was about to viciously slap down, "Despicable!"

The people that weren't far away had finally arrived and saw this scene by chance. Liang Yu Rong wasn't the only person that had come. A sapphire blue-robed figure quickly rushed forward, stopped Li Xiang's hand from slapping Wei Luo, and reprimanded, "Stop!"

Wei Luo looked up. It was actually Li Song illuminated by the lantern’s light.

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End of chapter 53

In addition to Liang Yu Rong, many unfamiliar people had also come.

Liang Yu Rong had waited in the reception pavilion for a while without Wei Luo returning. She thought that Wei Luo had gotten lost in the villa, so she had prepared to go look for her. By lucky coincidence, the young men had come from the receiving room to invite the young women to go to the rear courtyard's octagonal pavilion to admire the moon and play wine-drinking games. Liang Yu Rong was worried that she wouldn't know the way either, so she followed these people here. Just as she had arrived at the rear courtyard, she saw that there were two people at the lakeside. She recognized that one of the people was Wei Luo and walked forward to greet her.

She didn't expect that she would see such scene!

Without any explanation, Li Xiang had pushed Wei Luo to the ground, cursed at her, and was even raising her hand to hit her.

Liang Yu Rong didn't know what had happened, but just from this scene, she could tell that Li Xiang's upbringing wasn't good! Nothing could have happened between two young women that would justify her actions. Even if Wei Luo had intentionally offended her, she still couldn't curse her with "wretched girl!" After all, Wei Luo's status wasn't inferior to hers. Even if Li Xiang was very angry, she should still forgive or at least privately resolve the issue since Wei Luo was a member of Duke Ying’s family instead of coming to blows with Wei Luo in public. This action would not only damage other people’s impression of her moral character, but it would also show her lack of intelligence.

Liang Yu Rong wasn't the only person who thought this. Everyone else at the scene also thought this.

Unfortunately, Li Xiang had been angered by Wei to the point of losing her reasoning and couldn't think so logical at the moment. Seeing Wei Luo on the ground and pretending to be pitiful, she couldn't help but feel angrier, "Older brother, don't stop me! Do you know what she did? She's a person that harbors evil intentions. She deliberately lured me here. She... She's too shameless..."

Before she could finish speaking, Li Song had severely slapped Li Xiang!

Li Xiang was suddenly silenced. She clutched her cheek and incredulously looked at Li Song.

Li Song's face was ugly. He put down his hand and clenched his fist inside his sleeve, "You're too outrageous! Where did you learn such foul language? You must not be used to this new place and became muddle-headed." After saying this, he said to Li Xiang's servant girl, Qiong Zi, "Your Miss has become muddle-headed. Why didn't you stop her instead of bring her here? Bring her back to her room first. I'll deal with you when we get back home!"

Qiong Zi's face was distressed. She held onto Li Xiang and nervously said, "Miss, let's go back..."

Li Xiang had grown up in the shelter of her parents' palms and had never suffered any injury. Now, her older brother had slapped her without holding back. Her ear felt as if it was buzzing and her cheek felt as if it was burning. She bitterly bit her lip. Her eyes were full of tears, "Older brother is the one who's confused. You would help an outsider instead of your younger sister. I'm going to go home and tell mom so that she'll teach you a lesson."

She didn't dare to say that Wei Luo had tricked her. She would rather bear such a big grievance than tell the matter about the letter in front of everyone else. After all, even if Wei Luo was the one who wrote that latter, she would still be showing that she had thoughts about a private meeting with a man by showing up here. No matter what, she wouldn't be able to defend her innocence.

When the two things were compared, her reputation was naturally more important.

But if she chose that option, she would bear the negative reputation of an uncivilized and arrogant person that caused trouble without reason. This would also have a very negative effect on unmarried girls.

She fiercely glared at Wei Luo. She hated her so much that she was gnashing her teeth. Wei Luo had truly designed a good play that had her jumping into her trap and left her with no way to explain herself!

Li Xiang unwillingly turned around and left. She was so angry that her eyes were red.

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At the lakeside, Wei Luo had originally only wanted to pretend she had fallen. Unexpectedly, she hadn't been mindful enough when she was falling. Her foot had stepped on a pebble that was sticking out on the ground and her ankle twisted. It had been hurting until now! There had been too many people before, so she couldn't check her injury. Those people had now left and the only people left were Liang Yu Rong, Liang Yu, Li Song, and Chang Hong.

She couldn't resist touching her ankle that had already swollen. It was piercingly painful even if she touched it slightly. She couldn't resist gasping. It seemed that when she did something bad, she would have to pay a price. But, this price was a bit too ruthless. Her ankle hurt so much that she wanted to cry.

Chang Hong and Liang Yu had also come with Liang Yu Rong. Chang Hong had been protectively standing in front of Wei Luo. His handsome face had been twisted and sunk into something scary. It was only because Li Xiang was a woman that he didn't strike her in anger.

He heard Wei Luo's gasp and quickly turned around to face her. He anxiously asked, "Ah Luo, are you okay? Are you hurt from falling?"

Wei Luo pointed at her ankle and tearfully said, "My ankle twisted."

Hearing this, he became angrier. Li Xiang caused it all. He shouldn't have let her off so easily! He turned around to fiercely glare at Li Song with extreme disgust, "If something happens to Ah Luo, I definitely won't let you off."

Li Song didn't seem to care about his threat. He looked at Wei Luo with an unclear, contradicting and complicated meaning. After a long time, he said with difficultly, "My younger sister was wrong tonight. I'll apologize to you on her behalf..."

Wei Luo didn't appreciate his words. She coldly said, "Not need."

His face changed and he suddenly glared at her in anger.

Wei Luo continued, "You probably know about our families' intention to become related by marriage. But after today, I discovered that Duke Ying's residence can't afford to have a young lady with Li Xiang's temperament. I'll speak to daddy when I go back. Chang Hong and Li Xiang's potential engagement will end here. Chang Hong is soft-hearted and won't be able to bear her unreasonable behavior." After she said this, she turned her head away from him. She stretched out her hand towards Chang Hong and said, "Chang Hong, carry me to the eastern courtyard..."

Hearing her words, Chang Hong leaned over to carry her. Who would have expected that someone would be quicker than him? Before he even touched her clothing, the other person's hand was supporting Wei Luo's back and his other hand was beneath her thighs. The person's voice was calm and mellow, "This prince will carry you back."

 

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