New Chapter: Luoyang Brocade Ch. 6 Part 2
Chapter 6, Part 2: Reunion
Ling Jing Wan was very careful and observant. Obviously, she also noticed something, she smiled and said, “Cousin Hong is someone who will have a bright future. Although we are only cousins, we are all looking forward to him excel.”
Intentionally or unintentionally, the word ‘cousins’ was bitten a bit heavier.
Saying that they were cousin was just barely adequate. Lu Hong was born from the first wife, he had no blood relation with Ling Family.
Ling Jing Xian shut her mouth with embarrassment.
Ling Jing Wan turned her head and looked at Ling Jing Shu. Her smiled was rather gratified, “Cousin Shu’s body has finally recovered. I have been worried for these few days, now I can finally rest assured.”
If she really cared about her, why did she not visit her at Qiu Shui Pavilion in the past few days?
Ling Jing Shu smiled and said, “Thank you Cousin Wan for your concern.”
There were many female in the residence so naturally there were many quarrels. Ling Residence’s population wasn’t small, so it wasn’t easy to deal with everyone. Ling Jing Wan looked quiet and beautiful, but in fact her mind was very alert.
Old Madam Ling regard highly and most cherished Ling Jing Shu. Ling Jing Xian felt hateful, Ling Jing Wan was not a saint, she also felt jealous in her heart. However, Ling Jing Wan was more adept at superficial work, better than Ling Jing Xian at hiding her feelings. Moreover, Ling Jing Wan’s marriage was already fixed at the beginning of the year, and now her heart was all about waiting to be married. Her competitiveness towards Ling Jing Shu was also lessen.
Old Madam Ling was getting older and liked to be lively. At noon, she asked everyone to stay for lunch.
All are female so there wasn’t a need to be seated separately. Everyone sit down around the big table.
Ling Jing Shu was sitting directly opposite of Madam Ling. Occasionally, she lifted her eyes and Madam Ling’s smiling face could be seen clearly.
A familiar smile, a stabbing eye-ache.
Ling Jing Shu had never hated her incompetence more than now. Her enemy was sitting in front of her, at her fingertips, but she couldn’t do anything!
To take revenge, was it required for her to marry into Lu family like her past life?
As soon as this the thought crossed over her mind, she threw it away to the back of her brain. In this life time, she was no longer willing to have any involvement with Lu Hong. To take revenge, she must find another way to do so. What’s more, her enemies were far more than Madam Ling.
“Shu jie-er, why haven’t you moved your chopsticks at all, are the food not to your liking?” Madam Li looked at her with concern, showing as though she was a very doting mother.
Everyone’s eyes suddenly looked over. Ling Jing Shu had indeed did not touch her food much.
Sitting opposite of Madam Ling, it would be strange if she could eat something.
Ling Jing Shu faintly replied, “Yong He hall’s food is very good. It is just my body had just recovered, my appetite is not good. I am sorry to worry mother.”
It was neither cold nor hot, making Madam Li touched a soft nail.
Madam Li secretly felt annoyed but her face did not reveal it, “The disease comes like a falling mountain, and disease go away like a spinning silk. A girl’s body is much more fragile. You have to slowly treat it, don’t leave behind any root.”
Old Madam Ling said with a blaming tone, “You this girl, you should have told us earlier if you have bad appetite. We would have let the kitchen to prepare some light food for you.”
As she said, she instructed Mo Kui, “You go to the kitchen now, let the kitchen stew a bowl of bird nest for Shu jie-er.”
As soon as Old Madam Ling stopped speaking, Ling Jing Shu received four eyes looking at her with jealousy and hatred. Two were obviously from Ling Jing Xian, another two from Ling Jing Wan.
The bird nest was very expensive. In Ling Residence, only Old Madam Ling got to eat a bowl everyday.
In fact, at this time don’t say about bird nest, even if it was dragon or phoenix liver, Ling Jing Shu would not be interested. However, this represents the favor of Old Madam Ling, she could not reject it.
Ling Jing Shu showed a grateful smile, “Grandmother treats Shu-er really good. Shu-er’s previous life must have done a lot of good deeds so in this life time, I have the fortune to be grandmother’s granddaughter.”
This boot-licking was so corny until she herself wanted to vomit.
Old Madam Ling was enjoying this. Her wrinkled face stretched out with smile and turned to Madam Ling and said, “Ah Hui, before you got married, you were the one who always made me happy. All these years, I have daughter-in-laws and granddaughters to accompany me, I am not lonely.”
Of course, the weight of daughter-in-law could never compared to Madam Ling’s in Old Madam Ling’s heart. Even if it was granddaughter, it was also couldn’t be compared to Madam Ling.
Madam Ling’s coming back had made Old Madam Ling’s mood very comfortable. The smile on her face had almost never stopped.
“I don’t like to listen to mother say all these. I made you happy was because I wanted to be filial to you and not deliberately trying to make you happy.” Madam Ling was indeed very good at making people happy. Only the short two sentences was enough to make Old Madam Ling smiled so happily.
The bird nest needed to be slowly stewed. When the banquet was almost at its end, the stew bird nest was finally delivered.
Ling Jing Shu pretended to be full of joy, and finished the bird nest without knowing the taste because everyone was looking at her with jealousy and envy.
After lunch, Old Madam Ling was used to taking nap. Everyone retreated back to their own place.
Before Ling Jing Xian left the place, she looked at Ling Jing Shu with a complicated look.
Ling Jing Shu only treated it as she did not see it and led Bai Yu to retreat.
“These few days Miss had been in Qiu Shui Pavilion, it must be very boring.” Bai Yu smiled and suggested, “Today’s weather is very good, why not go to Peony Garden to take a look? The peony that Miss planted last year should bloom in a few days time.”
Ling Jing Shu’s heart was moved and she nodded.
Ever since she was reborn again, she had been staying in Qiu Shui Pavilion. Her dark and painful past had been raging in her heart all day, and she had to face Madam Ling so it was inevitable she was gloomy and depressed. It’s good to go the Peony Garden for a walk.