Qianqian was reluctant to look for her mother and she started to struggle. In the end, she realized that she wouldn’t be able to free herself from Bai Luochu’s grasp and gave up on the thought. She walked behind Bai Luochu like an obedient child and discovered that her cousin was no longer a wastrel. Bai Luochu actually had fearsome strength. If Bai Luochu was able to obtain such strength in such a short period of time, was this elder cousin of hers a wastrel or a prodigy?
With this understanding, Qianqian followed behind Luo Chu in a well-behaved manner, like a child who had done something wrong.
“What... what is going on? Why are you sisters looking for me?” When the aunt saw Luo Chu dragging her daugher around, she felt an ache in her head.
Bai Luochu shoved Qianqian before speaking to her, “Explain yourself. Talk about how you enraged His Third Highness.” Bai Luochu stood with her hands behind her back. With an indifferent expression on her face, no one could read her thoughts.
How could Qianqian’s mother be unaware that her daughter had stirred up more trouble? Looking at the two of them before her, she knew that it was definitely Qianqian’s fault. “Aiyo, Qianqian. Did you forget everything your mother told you? What are you thinking?! You are going to anger me to death! Why can’t you understand that mother is doing everything to keep you safe?” The aunt saw that Bai Luochu was standing together with Qianqian and she couldn’t speak her mind. We can’t provoke Luo Chu right now. It is better for us to hide somewhere safe.
However, she suddenly thought of something. Why would Luo Chu bring her over? Shouldn’t she leave after teaching Qianqian a lesson? Why are they looking for me? What in the world is going on?
“Are you going to say it?” Bai Luochu saw that her cousin didn’t have the intention to narrate the incident and became furious. She felt that her cousin was like a stone in the latrine, smelly and stubbornly hard.
“Fine, if you are not going to say it, I will say it for you.” Bai Luochu was impatient and no longer wanted to wait for Qianqian. She spoke of the whole incident to her aunt. “Aunt, if cousin were to cause trouble for me, I would have settled the issue myself. Why would I need to drag her all the way here? Do you want to know what she did?”
“Earlier on, His Third Highness came over to look for me. He was about to leave when Qianqian suddenly appeared and blocked his way. She then started to make up stories about me in front of His Third Highness, using such vulgar words without the image of a cultured young lady of a noble family. Does she think the Third Prince is a joke of a man? How can he be oblivious to her petty schemes? He yelled at her and I stepped in to prevent things from getting worse. Only after persuading him that I will bring Qianqian to you did His Third Highness’ flames of anger extinguish. What do you think?”
The aunt nearly fainted after hearing Bai Luochu’s story. This little ancestor managed to cause so much trouble in such a short amount of time...
“Luo Chu is right. Bringing her here is the right choice and Aunt will definitely try to resolve the matter. I am sorry for getting you involved. Why don’t you head back to take a short break… I will try and do something about this.” The aunt took out a handkerchief to wipe her face. There was a look of shame plastered on her face.
Bai Luochu obviously knew that her aunt was about to teach Qianqian a lesson. Seeing that she had achieved her objective, she returned to her courtyard.
“Kneel down!” Seeing that Bai Luochu had walked far away, the aunt snapped at her daughter. Qianqian didn’t listen and her mother flared up even more. “You are truly spoiled! You don’t even want to kneel in front of your mother! So be it… Do you want all of us to be beheaded before you feel satisfied?!”
When she heard that her mother was no longer playing around, Qianqian’s knees went soft. She knelt down and said to her mother, “Mother, how can that be? I only wanted to mess with that slut!”
“Mess with her? Do you really think that you are messing with her? You messed with His Third Highness! Do you think I am stupid? I can guess what you said to His Third Highness. Why else would he scream at you? Furthermore, they are on the same side right now! If Luo Chu didn’t interfere and prevent His Third Highness from punishing you, you would probably be thrown into prison for disrespecting a member of the imperial clan!” The aunt explained the consequences of her actions.
“How... how can that be possible?!” Qianqian didn’t want to believe what her mother said. She even thought that her mother was siding with Luo Chu and she screamed in objection. “I don’t believe it! It is absolutely impossible!”
“How is that impossible?!” The aunt saw her daughter’s response and was infuriated. She no longer spoke as calmly as before, “His Third Highness is an imperial prince. If he isn’t in a good mood, he can throw anyone into prison! In the past, when I saw your schemes succeeding, I thought that you were a clever child. I never thought that Luo Chu was never interested in messing with you! You better reflect on your actions. If you continue to act like this, a disaster might befall all of us. Think about His Third Highness’ attitude towards Luo Chu. I am only trying to protect you.”
Qianqian’s mother looked like she was exhausted after the conversation and she returned to her room after speaking. Leaving Qianqian alone, no one knew what she was thinking about.
When everything was happening, Bai Luochu made her way back into her courtyard and was about to take a nap. Her plan was to nap till lunchtime before continuing to cultivate.
“Mistress, why are you back so early? Why was the Third Prince looking for you so early in the morning?” Cai Ling just happened to enter the room and she spotted Bai Luochu. Questions were fired in rapid succession.
Seeing that Bai Luochu wasn’t replying, Cai Ling continued speaking, “This servant saw that the servant girls were standing guard outside. Madam seems to be lecturing the Young Lady. What is going on? The Madam never raises her voice at Young Lady Qianqian.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter