Chapter 385 Being Cornered and Slandered by Enemies
Madam Dowager sat in the seat of honor, with a gloomy look on her face. Sitting opposite her were Old Madam of Duke Yong’s Mansion, Countess Yong, and Di Fenglan.
Seeing Qin Wanru coming in, they all stared at her in an unfriendly manner.
Qin Wanru looked around and saw that Shui Ruolan was not here. Perhaps they were afraid that people from Duke Yong’s Mansion would disturb Shui Ruolan, so she had been deliberately told not to come.
As a result, Madam Dowager seemed to be at a disadvantage to some degree. “So she called me over to stand behind her, right?” thought Qin Wanru.
After Qin Wanru greeted Madam Dowager, Madam Dowager nodded and motioned Qin Wanru to stand behind her.
Before Qin Wanru stood make her way there, Di Fenglan had already started to challenge her, “Second Miss Qin, did you force my aunt to commit suicide?”
Qin Wanru stood behind Madam Dowager and looked at Di Fenglan calmly. She sneered in her heart. “No wonder there are so many people from Duke Yong’s Mansion here. They want to use force to suppress our mansion. ”
“So the young and the elderly plan to challenge us successively! ”
“In terms of Madam Di’s matter, you can ask those servant girls and old maids present at that time. If you do not believe them, you can question them separately!” Qin Wanru said coldly.
“They are all servants in your mansion and will do as you say. My aunt is well, but how could she suddenly take it so hard? Now she is lying half dead, on the bed. And she cannot even speak. It is all because of you!” Di Fenglan frowned and said this with hatred.
“Sorry, Miss Di. I do not understand what you are saying!” Qin Wanru said coldly. Glancing at Countess Yong and Madam Dowager, she saw that they both kept their faces straight, and were silent, and allowed Di Fenglan to challenge her. There was more coldness in Qin Wanru’s eyes now.
“Qin Wanru, don’t play the innocent with me. Madam Shui wants to remove my aunt from the position of the legal wife and to replace her. My aunt has made enough concession and even locked herself in the backyard, but Madam Shui is still at it. You helped Madam Shui plot against my aunt and forced my aunt to commit suicide. Even if this matter is put on trial, you must give my aunt justice!”
Di Fenglan sneered aggressively!
Based on what she had just said, Shui Ruolan and Qin Wanru seemingly had indeed harmed Madam Di, and Madam Di had retreated time and again, which made her appear more generous and gentle. This tactic could be called a reverse of black on white.
Qin Wanru sneered in her heart and looked at Di Fenglan with her ice-cold, glistening eyes. She smiled and said coldly, “I don’t know where Miss Di got the information. Do you have witnesses? If no, can I say that Miss Di deliberately framed our mansion? Is this the etiquette that Miss Di has learned in her daily life?”
Qin Wanru said calmly.
“Qin Wanru, how dare you!” Di Fenglan said angrily, her face turning bright red. If there really was such a rumor, her reputation would be ruined.
Recently, people in her mansion were going to make a match for her. If she spoke out, her matchmaking would be a failure!
“Miss Di, regardless of whether I am presumptuous or not, I don’t know by what authority Miss Di has, to shout at my grandmother.” Qin Wanru looked at Di Fenglan coldly, and her shimmery eyes seemed to be able to see through other people’s hearts, which made Di Fenglan have a guilty conscience.
What had happened last night had already spread to Duke Yong’s Mansion, so how could she not know the truth?
It was also her grandmother’s idea to put the blame on Qin Wanru at this time.
Now she was suppressed by Qin Wanru again and again, and her face turned crimson with anger.
“Qin Wanru, you…” Seeing herself at a disadvantage, she became more anxious and shouted angrily.
Qin Wanru interrupted her without mercy. She curled her lips and said, “Miss Di, I respect you because you are also a Miss from a duke’s family, but I don’t know why you have no courtesy and keep stating my name repeatedly, in front of so many people. Why are you here?”
With this sentence, Di Fenglan felt ashamed and angry. She had always been arrogant and often called Qin Wanru by her name. But now in the hall with so many people listening, Qin Wanru had addressed her Miss Di, while she shouted Qin Wanru’s name repeatedly. It was clear who was superior and who was inferior.
Di Fenglan had originally come over with full confidence, but she did not expect Qin Wanru to be so strong and glib. Only a few sentences from her rendered her speechless.
She had never suffered like this in her own mansion, being scolded by Qin Wanru in front of her mother and grandmother. She was so angry that she slammed her hand on the table beside her, and was about to get up angrily.
“Fenglan, do not leave!” Seeing this, Countess Yong quickly rebuked Di Fenglan in a low voice. After calming Di Fenglan down, she looked at Qin Wanru with gloomy eyes and said coldly, “Has Second Miss Qin always been so sharp-tongued? No wonder my sister suffered such a big loss! Now she is forced to live a living death. Madam Dowager, if you really cannot keep my sister alive, let’s wind up their marriage by mutual agreement!”
The so-called divorce by agreement was to have a good marriage, and then an amicable divorce.
Martial disharmony was often caused by a strong husband. The wife would be either divorced or neglected. Especially in such well-known families, there had never been a divorce by agreement between them. This so-called divorce by agreement often meant that the husband was to be blamed.
Mrs. Qin was Qin Huaiyong’s legal wife. The most likely reason for the husband to be blamed was that he spoiled his concubine and hurt his wife.
Although an associate wife was also a wife, this post was still a little inferior to the position of a legal wife. The words “spoil the concubine and hurt the wife” would not only push Qin Huaiyong to the forefront of the storm, but also let Shui Ruolan take all the opprobrium. The way that Duke Yong’s Mansion made concessions was to make an advance, which was extremely vicious and could kill two birds with one stone.
The first half of Countess Yong’s words was directed at Qin Wanru, which meant that she could reply to this. However, her answer could not involve the divorce by agreement, because this was something that Countess Yong had spoken to Madam Dowager about. As a junior, she could not intervene in this casually.
The only thing she could refute was what Countess Yong had just said to her.
“Please forgive us, Madam. I am not sharp-tongued. We need evidence to prove everything. There is evidence kept in our mansion, but I don’t know whether there is any evidence to support what Miss Di just said?”
Qin Wanru calmly picked up the topic and changed the topic to the previous matter.
It could be seen that Madam Dowager had not thought that Countess Yong would propose a divorce by agreement. This aggressive proposal under the guise of a compromise was beyond Madam Dowager’s expectation. While she was shocked, she pondered on her responses. She could make use of the time when Qin Wanru was answering, to think about how to deal with this matter.
“Evidence? The servants in your mansion?” Countess Yong sneered at Qin Wanru.
She had not intended to argue with Qin Wanru, or to challenge Madam Dowager directly. However, it was Qin Wanru that irritated her and made her unable to suppress her anger for the moment.
Seeing her daughter being beaten just now had already made her furious.
“Madam, I do not quite understand what you have said. It happened in our mansion and it was an accident, so obviously only people in our mansion saw this. Madam, do you want people from Duke Yong’s Mansion to be prepared beforehand and to witness the whole matter?” Qin Wanru looked at Countess Yong calmly, not at all intimidated by her imposing manner.
Hearing this, Countess Yong was so angry that her face turned livid. This b*tch had just implied that she had made previous arrangements, and deliberately helped Madam Di to put on a show.
“Since they are all in your mansion, what they say are definitely taught by their masters. Then where is the evidence?” After all, Countess Yong was not Di Fenglan. She calmed down and suppressed her anger and sneered.
Before they came here, they had already discussed how to react. They would not acknowledge this and would put all the blame on the Qin Mansion. And they would force the Qin Mansion to give them an explanation on this matter. Not only Shui Ruolan, but Qin Wanru too, would be made to bear all the consequences!
With the status of Duke Yong’s Mansion and Madam Di’s current miserable situation, Shui Ruolan and Qin Wanru would not get any benefits as long as people from Duke Yong’s Mansion firmly put all the blame on them!
“Madam, your words are too arbitrary, but since Madam said so, a witness does exist. It is said that the doctor who treated Madam Di is also familiar with Duke Yong’s Mansion, and seems to have been introduced by Duke Yong’s Mansion.” Qin Wanru had also prepared early, because she knew that Duke Yong’s Mansion would not give up that easily.
Qin Huaiyong also knew this, so the doctor, who had committed perjury yesterday, had been directly detained last night, and had not been allowed to leave the mansion.
“Who will believe the words of a doctor who has been involved in an accident?” Countess Yong said coldly.
Although Madam Dowager of Duke Yong’s Mansion did not speak, her eyes fell on Qin Wanru like a poisonous snake, waiting to bite Qin Wanru when she was at a disadvantage.
“Then Madam, whose words do you think is reliable?” Qin Wanru looked up in an unflustered manner.
“Someone who is not from your mansion and has a good reputation.” Countess Yong said coldly. She did not believe that someone else could have seen this, when she had insisted so firmly on it.
Although Qin’s Mansion was a new noble family, Duke Yong’s Mansion was also an aristocratic family. When each said he was right, it would be hard to explain such a matter even if they went to court. What’s more, Qin Huaiyong could not afford to lose his dignity. If this matter was brought to the court, Qin’s Mansion would be in chaos. Moreover, Madam Di was still so miserable, which was enough for many people to sympathize with Madam Di and blame Madam Shui.
Madam Shui might as well give up her unborn baby!
“There is another doctor who is not from our mansion, and his reputation is quite good. Madam can also see him if you want!” Qin Wanru thought for a while and said.
“Another doctor. You have prepared many doctors in your Qin’s Mansion. Is it possible that you have prepared these doctors early, because you know that my sister will be forced to end up in such situation? ” Countess Yong sneered.
“This doctor has an excellent reputation, and he is not from our mansion. Can’t he be a witness? Even at the court, he can be witness!” Qin Wanru said lightly.
“Then let’s go to court!” Madam Dowager of Duke Yong’s Mansion said coldly. She stood up and said to Madam Dowager, “Since this matter cannot be explained clearly, let’s go to court!”
Hearing this, Madam Dowager’s face changed greatly. Qin Wanru’s eyes fell on Madam Dowager’s hands, and saw that her hands were trembling slightly.
Going to court was absolutely not good for Qin’s Mansion. Madam Di could give up on herself, but neither Qin Huaiyong nor Shui Ruolan could…