The Fierce Illegitimate Miss - Chapter 164
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Xuan Cao and the others immediately shook their heads neatly, and said conclusively: “No! We have never seen this person!”
Yu Linglong sneered: “If you are really from the Princess’s Mansion, why don’t you even have a person to announce you? You just stopped at the gate of our Prince’s Mansion in broad daylight? It’s obvious that you have bad intentions and want to ruin the reputation of the prince!”
When she bowed down, the little maid was stunned: “I…I…”
At this moment, a soft voice came from the sedan chair: “The maidservant is rude, please forgive us, princess.”
While talking, the sedan curtain was lifted by a jade-white hand, and a woman wearing an inky lotus dress got off the sedan chair and bowed deeply to Yu Linglong: “I’m Liu Mei, Your Highness.”
As soon as this woman appeared, the crowd of onlookers suddenly let out amazing sounds of admiration.
Yu Linglong looked at Liu Mei a few times. This Liu Mei and the previous Ru Yan and Wan Qing are not on the same level. It seemed that Princess Pingyang had really shelled out for her this time.
She had a pair of light smoky eyebrows and two affectionate eyes. Her face was like a pear blossom, and it was cold and snowy, but it was different from Yu Linglong’s glamor. She had a kind of elegant fragrance, which made her seem tender.
Seeing that the mistress got off the sedan chair, Yu Linglong was not in a hurry, and asked faintly: “You said you are from the Pingyang Princess Mansion, but what evidence is there?”
Liu Mei replied: “I was indeed ordered by the princess to serve the prince. If the princess doubts it, she can order someone to go to the princess’s mansion to obtain my physical deed, and you will know at a glance.”
Yu Linglong snorted: “How much effort does it take to come and go, can you just stop at the door? Do you know how much this has affected the reputation of the prince?”
Liu Mei lowered her eyes: “I don’t understand, please forgive me.”
There was a delicate look on her face, but Liu Mei didn’t mean to leave at all. Instead, she straightened her body and stood at the Xu Palace.
Yu Linglong sneered. Do you think I can’t do anything like this? You really underestimate me!
Her bright red lips slowly opened and Yu Linglong said: “It’s easy to prove that you are a member of the princess’s mansion. As long as you can tell the princess’s appearance and the princess’s preferences, I will know the truth when I hear it.”
Hearing Yu Linglong’s words, Liu Mei was embarrassed for a while.
Obviously, this condition was fair. Since she said that she was a member of Princess Pingyang’s mansion, she must know what Princess Pingyang looked like and what she liked. But even if she really knew, could she say it?
At the moment there were at least five or six hundred onlookers, and most of them are civilians. Was she going to tell the princess’s appearance and living habits in public? If these words were to be spread, would the princess’s reputation or Liu Mei’s life still be needed?
Seeing her hesitating, Yu Linglong snorted and said solemnly: “This girl, I don’t know who you are to slander our prince’s reputation, but when the matter is over, you should leave, otherwise don’t blame me for being cruel!”
Liu Mei was anxious, and her white face suddenly blushed. How could she go back so ashamed? If Princess Pingyang knew that she was kicked out without even entering the door of the Xu Palace, would the princess still value her in the future? Her future was over!
People are easy to make mistakes when they are in a hurry. Liu Mei saw that Yu Linglong had a large group of maidservants and taking such a grand battle stance, clearly not letting her in. She panicked and hurriedly said: “Please listen, princess. There are many people here, and I really dare not tell the princess’s private affairs in public. Please invite the princess to enter the house. I must tell you about the princess to prove that what I said is true!”
She felt that she had not made this request too much. Didn’t this Princess Xu think she was a liar and wanted to drive her away? Then she would say the princess’s appearance to prove that she was really a member of the Pingyang Princess Mansion. Wasn’t that enough? And as long as she entered the mansion, everything was easy!
It was a pity that no matter how loud her wishful thinking was, she was destined to fail when she ran into Yu Linglong.
Yu Linglong shook her head regretfully, and said, “I don’t believe you. Even if you really are a member of the princess’s mansion, your front foot has just left the princess’s mansion and you can’t wait to tell me the princess’s private affairs and show your loyalty to your new master. The Xu Palace doesn’t want such a maid!”
Liu Mei’s expression suddenly changed when she heard Yu Linglong’s words.
She had always been cautious in her words and deeds. How could she say such a rebellious thing here? If this reached the ears of Princess Pingyang, her hard work for so many years would be in vain!
Of course Liu Mei couldn’t think of it. Although Yu Linglong usually disdained such trivial things as squabbling, if she really fought with people, she was the best at defrauding people, and even the smartest people would fall into her trap, and then it would be like they were covered in mouths.
Liu Mei thought she had bypassed a trap, but who knew there was another trap waiting for her. This time, she was really in a dilemma.
If she chose to leave now, she would definitely be punished when she returned to Princess Pingyang. From now on, her value and status would plummet. A woman who was useless was a waste in the eyes of Princess Pingyang. What would she do in the future? She could only imagine.
But if she didn’t leave, she would have to find ways to get Princess Xu’s consent first. This was difficult, and it would probably be as difficult as getting to the sky.
Liu Mei gritted her teeth and quickly made a decision. She lifted her skirt and knelt down and said softly: “I was given to the prince by the princess. From now on, the prince and the princess will be my masters.”
This was respectful and humble, but it also hinted at Yu Linglong. What she said before was completely because Yu Linglong wanted to know the princess’s private affairs, so she had to say it. She was also hinting at Yu Linglong that she was a gift for the prince, and Yu Linglong wanted to send her away, it was not an easy task.
The deeper meaning was that as long as Yu Linglong agreed to let her enter the mansion, she would be obedient in the future. This would be a lenient treatment and give her some face.
If it was another woman, she would be softened by her half-respectful and half-pleading tone, but it was a pity that she was facing Yu Linglong.
Yu Linglong’s principle was: I will give you face, and if you won’t want face but you want to lose face, I will become hostile![Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
Looking at the poor young woman on the ground, Yu Linglong sneered and said: “Do you want to listen to me? That’s fine, then I will order you now: Get out!”
Liu Mei was shocked and ashamed, and her cherry mouth opened slightly, with a helpless and hopeless look: “Princess—”
Yu Linglong’s last patience was exhausted, and she was no longer willing to pay attention to this pestering woman, so she turned and wanted to go back.
At this moment, a familiar voice rang out from the crowd: “What happened?”
The crisp sound of horse hooves sounded, and the crowd parted. Lord Xu’s robe slowly floated off his horse, and walked to the gate.
The maids and women hurriedly bowed: “Prince!”
Seeing this situation, Liu Mei, who was stunned, was like a drowning man grabbing the last straw. She immediately stepped forward and said softly: “I, Liu Mei, pay my respects to the prince!”
Liu Mei thought that she understood the psychology of men very well. Most men, when they see a woman a with pitiful, shuddering appearance standing in the cold wind, looking aggrieved and lovely, they would feel pity and want to protect her.
It was a pity that Lord Xu was obviously not like the vast majority of men.
It seemed that he didn’t even hear the soft voice of Liu Mei who was nearby. Lord Xu turned over and got off the horse, without even looking at her, and walked straight to Yu Linglong’s side.
Regardless of whether this was in full view, Lord Xu stretched out his hand and took Yu Linglong’s hand familiarly, and said softly: “It’s such a cold day, what are you doing standing here? If the cold wind blows, you will get a headache.”
While talking, he raised his hand and put on Yu Linglong’s hood.
Yu Linglong pushed his hand away angrily: “What I am doing is handling this unhappy love affair for you!”
Seeing that Yu Linglong was upset, Lord Xu’s face sank. His eyes coldly swept to the obstructive blue-top sedan chair, and he said straightforwardly: “Smash it for me!”
This order was given too suddenly, and the maids behind Yu Linglong did not react for a moment. Only the butler Zhao timidly reminded: “Master, that was sent by Princess Pingyang—”
Lord Xu suddenly raised his tone: “Whoever gave it made the princess unhappy, even if it’s sent by the emperor, it will be smashed!”
Butler Zhao didn’t dare to persuade any more and quickly said: “What are you still doing? Didn’t you hear what the prince said?”
The maids, who had been standing in the cold wind for a long time, finally recovered, and immediately rushed up to the sedan chair waving the brooms, rolling pins, door bolts, and other things they had prepared.
Liu Mei was caught off guard. Her delicate body was hit hard, and she fell to the ground involuntarily. The maid behind did not feel tender for her. Dusty and muddy shoes stepped on her skirt unceremoniously, and her hands and feet were also severely stepped on several times. When the crowd passed by, Liu Mei on the ground was completely unrecognizable. The good lotus skirt was covered with footprints and dust, the hairpin on her head was skewed and twisted, and her white and jade hands were even red and swollen from being stepped on.
Seeing that her elaborate dress was ruined in an instant, Liu Mei wanted to cry without tears for a moment. Although she was not a high-ranking person, she was also used to luxury. How could she have suffered such a grievance?
Lifting her head, looking at the two figures in the door, Liu Mei subconsciously wanted to speak, but she didn’t know what to say.
What could she say? The prince and the princess have given orders, so who dared to violate them?
Behind her, she saw a large group of black maidservants holding the “weapons” aggressively rush towards the sedan chair. The two little maidservants had already run away in fright. At that speed, it seemed that they wished they were born with more than two legs.
Following the instructions of the Lord Xu and the princess, the maidservants faithfully implemented the master’s orders. Although the weapons in their hands were not sharp enough, they were united, and within a quarter of an hour, the sedan chair was smashed into pieces.
Looking at the dusty Liu Mei on the ground, butler Zhao sighed indifferently and said loudly: “The prince has an order. If anyone dares to send people of unknown origin to the Xu Palace, it will all end like this!”
Hearing these words, Liu Mei was instantly distraught.
She was full of hope in the morning, but now she was completely finished.
For a woman like her, the only thing she could rely on was her master and her fame, but after experiencing what happened today, all her reliance had disappeared.
If she was at the door of Lord Xu’s mansion today, it would definitely reach Princess Pingyang’s ears, and if she left the princess’s mansion and couldn’t be accepted by Lord Xu, would she have a good end?
But when she was sent to the Xu Palace, she was turned away, and even her sedan chair was smashed. She instantly became the biggest laughing stock in the capital. Which man would dare to take her in in the future?
Looking up at the gray sky, Liu Mei closed her eyes, leaving two lines of desperate tears.
Unlike the miserable situation outside the gate, the palace was warm and mellow.
Lord Xu personally unwrapped Yu Linglong’s cloak and put her on the couch next to the fire and said, “Look, your hands are cold because of the cold. Let’s get them warmed up.”
Although Yu Linglong was still stern, there was already an unconcealable smile in her eyes. She deliberately asked, “That was sent by your sister. Did you really dare to smash it? Aren’t you afraid that people will say you didn’t give her face?”
Lord Xu coldly snorted, and said: “You gave her face last time, and if she has to put her face in the hands of others, who is to blame?”
Yu Linglong couldn’t help but smile, and the little irritation that she just had had long since disappeared, and said: “This is great, I promise that no one will dare to give you a woman in the future.”
She wanted to come out to teach the woman personally. It was a slaughter, but she didn’t expect that Lord Xu would simply smash the sedan chair. Later, the sturdy reputation of the couple was completely spread.
Lord Xu stretched out his hand to warm her cool face, and said with distress in his voice: “If you have something in the future, just ask someone to do it. Why do you do it yourself?”
Yu Linglong glared at him angrily: “Who was looking for trouble, can you blame me?”
Lord Xu squeezed her face lightly and smiled: “It’s all my fault, okay? My dear princess, please spare me this time!”
The two talked and laughed for a while, and suddenly there were a few soft taps from the window.
Lord Xu got up and opened the window, and a silver-gray pigeon immediately flew in and fell into his palm cleverly.
Lord Xu took off the small bamboo tube from the pigeon’s leg and drew a note from it.
In Yu Linglong’s eyes, it was not surprising. This was the inner courtyard, and it was not easy for the guards to come in, so the best way was to send letters with pigeons.
With his long figure standing under the window, Lord Xu unfolded the note and looked at it for a moment with a faint smile on his face.
When he reached the couch, he handed the note to Yu Linglong, motioned her to look at it, and said in a deep voice, “The most important chess piece is finally set.”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]