New Chapter: Luoyang Brocade Ch. 4 Part 1
Chapter 4, Part 1: Cordial
The memory that was hidden in her mind was like a whistling sharp attack, cruelly tear open her scars that was buried deep in her heart, revealing the pain.
Ling Jing Shu’s eyes flashed a deep self-deprecating and pain, her chest seems to be pressed by the boulder, dull and almost suffocating.
Bai Yu was the most careful and sensitive. She had already noticed the strangeness of Ling Jing Shu so she asked with concern, “Miss, what happened to you? Do you feel any discomfort?”
Ling Jing Shu reached out her trembling hands, “Bai Yu, let me lean on you for a while.”
She hugged Bai Yu, buried her head into Bai Yu’s warm chest, her shoulders relaxed a little.
Her mother died early, and her twin brother needed someone to take care of him because he was blind. She as an elder sister, must protect her younger brother. She must try her best to compete for her grandmother’s favor, and she must stand firm in front of her stepmother and cousins.
She was exhausted, being very careful and afraid to make mistakes. When she faced grievances and sadness, she had no one to confide. She could only cry quietly on Bai Yu’s chest.
Bai Yu subconsciously tightened the hug where there was a delicate and weak body.
Listening to Ling Jing Shu’s crying, Bai Yu’s heart was tightened and softly console, “Miss, what actually happened? Anything you can tell maid servant. Although maid servant can’t share the worry of the miss, but I can always share some thoughts with Miss.”
The gentle whispers in the ear was as warm as the one in her memory.
Ling Jing Shu’s crying gradually stopped, she sat up straight, wiped her tears with her sleeves and slowly said, “It’s nothing. It’s just that my heart is not feeling very comfortable, after crying will be fine.”
Bai Yu’s biggest good point was she never talked too much. Those that Ling Jing Shu did not want to say, she would not ask more, following the words of Ling Jing Shu, Bai Yu said, “If is fine then good. Miss should rest, maid servant will go kitchen to cook some porridge.”
The meals of Ling Residence’s masters were all prepared and delivered by the main kitchen. There was a small kitchen in each yard, so it would be convenient to cook some hot water or make some snacks. It was also fine to make own meals but all the ingredients need to be paid by ownself.
Ling Jing Shu’s body was weak, it was not appropriate to eat food that was too greasy, drink some light porridge would be best.
Ling Jing Shu also felt hungry so she smiled and nodded.
After Bai Yu left, Ling Jing Shu converges her smile and silently said to herself, ‘Ling Jing Shu, tears will only make the people who care about you worry, it won’t have any other benefit. From now on, she will not cry weakly and helplessly, she must face all those hurdles that is coming at her.’
Ling Jing Shu was “recuperating” in Qiu Shui Pavilion for three days straight.
The population in fifth family house was not small. Fifth Ling Master had four children. The eldest son, Ling Ting, was born from his concubine, Xia yi-niang, Ling Jing Shu and Ling Xiao were born from his legitimate first wife, Madam Yao, Ling Fou was Madam Li’s son, he was six years old.
Fifth Ling Master was very famous for drinking alcohol and making poetry with friends throughout the day, he had never even asked about her body. The stepmother, Madam Li, came to visit once because of face issue. She only sat for a moment and then left.
Ling Ting and Ling Fou were busy with studies everyday, naturally they would not come to visit her.
Only Ling Xiao came to see her three times a day, once in morning, once in afternoon and another time in the evening. His timing was even more accurate than meal times.
Who was closer it could be seen in a glance.
Ling Jing Shu did not fell disappointed. The person who treated her well, she will return with sincerity. She would not bother to care about those who did not care much about her.
Old Madam Ling had also sent Mo Kui over to visit for two times.
Mo Kui’s words was quite euphemistic, and implicitly implies that Ling Jing Shu’s body should recover faster.
There were important guests in the house, Ling Jing Shu’s refusal to show up was really impolite. Although Old Madam Ling did say anything, but in actual fact, she was already very unhappy.
Ling Jing Shu did not pretend she that did not understand Mo Kui’s hints and said with a smile, “Thank you for the reminder Sister Mo Kui. Speaking of it, my body was really disappointing. I had been lying in bed for a few days and had made grandmother worried. Sister Mo Kui please help me to inform grandmother that I will go greet her tomorrow morning.”
As she spoke, she made a look with Bai Yu.
Bai Yu immediately stuffed the prepared purse into Mo Kui’s hands and said intimately, “I would like to trouble Miss Mo Kui to say some good words for our Miss in front of Old Madam.”
Mo Kui pretended to reject the offer before accepting it.
After Mo Kui left, Bai Yu said with a worried sigh, “Miss, what Mo Kui said just now was already very clear. You have been avoiding to show up, Old Madam is already unhappy.”
In this Ling Residence, Old Madam Ling was the sky above everyone’s head. If want to have a good time in this residence, it was best not to make Old Madam Ling unhappy.
This reason, no need Bai Yu’s reminder, Ling Jing Shu also knew. No matter how much she resented Old Madam Ling in her heart, she must not reveal it at all. She must behave like her usual self, using her best effort to please Old Madam Ling.
Otherwise, she would fall into a real dilemma.
“What to do, I have it in my heart.” Ling Jing Shu smiled towards Bai Yu and showed confidence, “You can rest assured.”
Looking at Ling Jing Shu’s confident smile, Bai Yu’s uneasy heart calmed down.
“Miss, ” Xuan Cao came in to report, “Eight Miss has come to visit you.”