Chapter 670 Breaking off Whose Male Offspring?
“What? You… you fell into Shao Wanru’s trap and took the medicine?” Madam of Duke Xing suddenly stood up. Because she got up in a hurry, she was so unsteady that she almost couldn’t stand stably. She held the arm of a servant girl to stand firm.
“Mother, what should we do? What should we do? Where did you get the medicine? How does it work?” Shao Yanru couldn’t bear it anymore and shouted in a low voice.
She had always been vicious and never showed mercy to people. Even if she beat people to death on the spot, she would not be merciful. But these were against others. Now it was her turn. How could she not panic? In addition, she had delayed for a long time, so she felt that things were getting worse and her whole body was cold.
“This medicine was given by Old Madam. Just wait. I’ll go and ask Old Madam right now!” Madam of Duke Xing stood up and walked out.
Old Madam gave her the powder and asked her to put it in the tea for Shao Wanru. She only said that the powder would not only cause people to faint, but also cause harm to women. In order to show that she was only following Old Madam’s orders, no matter what Old Madam said, she answered, and Madam of Duke Xing did not ask more.
Shao Wanru was in trouble, and then they could be fine!
No matter what kind of harm, it had nothing to do with her. She just needed to add fuel to the fire and watch the show. Ru’er had said that she should stay out of it as long as she didn’t interfere. It was the best way to push the matter to Old Madam.
Even if something bad happened, Old Madam would take responsibility for it. Shao Wanru didn’t dare to say anything because of filial piety. And Duke Xing wouldn’t blame her.
But she had never expected that this matter would fall on her favorite daughter. At this time, she had to figure out the cause of this matter in any case.
She took Shao Yanru to Old Madam’s courtyard. As soon as she entered the room, she rushed to Old Madam and burst into tears.
Nanny Yu asked the others to leave, and she stayed outside the room. Hearing the cries inside from time to time, she frowned tightly.
She was the personal old maid of Old Madam. She had always been loyal to Old Madam. Even if Infanta Qinghua and Old Madam did not get along well at that time, she firmly stood by Old Madam’s side. But now, for the first time, she hesitated. Was Old Madam really right?
The tiger even did not eat its children. Old Madam and Fifth Miss were related by blood. Old Madam was too vicious to plot against Fifth Miss. She wanted to ruin Fifth Miss’s life. If Fifth Miss was hurt now, Fifth Miss would have to marry into Prince Qing’s Manor. Moreover, she would be a consort who was difficult to give birth to a child.
A woman, without the support of her parents’ family and children, was useless even if she was the legal wife. What’s more, although Commandery Prince Qing was useless, he was the descendant of the royal family. The royal family couldn’t just watch him break off his male offspring. In the future, he would marry women into the manor one by one. It was easy to imagine what would happen to Fifth Miss.
Only with deep hatred would one use this to women. However, the Fifth Miss was not only Old Madam’s granddaughter but also Old Madam’s savior.
Old Madam’s behavior was really hateful and disgusting.
Moving her stiff feet, Nanny Yu lowered her head. Although this matter was instigated by Madam of Duke Xing and First Miss, if Old Madam did not have evil intentions to Fifth Miss, such a thing would not happen!
Old Madam really shouldn’t have been so vicious. Nanny Yu didn’t know how to persuade Old Madam.
She couldn’t watch Old Madam fall into such a dark situation. However, she was just an old maid. In the past, Old Madam trusted her, but now it seemed that Old Madam didn’t listen to her anymore. After Fifth Miss entering the mansion, Old Madam became annoyed and always got angry for no reason.
Old Madam also blamed that she had made some mistakes in the ways she handled things.
What happened to Old Madam?
“Ru’er, let someone check your body. Don’t worry, I won’t let anything happen to you. Although the powder is harmful to women, it depends on the person’s physique. She is young, so it is more possible that something will happen to her. You are a little older and in good health. You should be fine!”
After listening to Madam of Duke Xing and Shao Yanru’s crying, Old Madam’s expression changed greatly. After a long while, she said slowly.
“Ru’er, you can leave now. Let the doctor of our mansion see you. We also need to invite some famous doctors to cure you!”
“Yes, grandma!” Shao Yanru didn’t dare to treat her body like a child’s play. She wiped her tears and stood up. She held the servant girl’s hand and went back first. Her current body couldn’t hold on any longer. She didn’t know if it was because of her body or her psychology. Her body was cold and she seemed to be in a trance when she looked at people in front of her.
She couldn’t walk steadily for a few steps back to the courtyard, so she had to be supported by two servant girls before she could go back.
Seeing Shao Yanru leave, Madam of Duke Xing also stood up, looked at Old Madam, and cried in a trembling voice. She said, “Mother, is it… is it harmful to her to have offspring?”
When Shao Yanru was there just now, she didn’t dare to ask her, for fear that she would hit her daughter into despair.
Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion was silent, and her face turned pale. After a while, she nodded and said, “There is indeed something harmful, but it’s not a big problem!”
“What’s the big problem?” Madam of Duke Xing did not believe Old Madam’s words and continued to ask her.
At this time, she had no time to care that the person in front of her was Old Madam. There was a trace of fierceness in her expression.
Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion turned around uneasily. “At least half probably!”
“Half?” Madam of Duke Xing screamed, “Old Madam, how could you be so vicious to use this poison!”
Her words were very direct, almost directly showing the anger to Old Madam. She, who had always been docile in front of Old Madam, almost couldn’t control herself and wanted to slap the old face in front of her.
Her most beloved daughter, her promising daughter, was going to be ruined in the hands of this old woman. How could she not hate her!
However, she had never thought that when she gave the medicine powder to Shao Wanru before. She knew that it was poisonous and might even cut off Shao Wanru’s fertility. She was secretly happy. She was afraid that the medicine powder would not work well, so she deliberately asked Shao Yanru to add more. Now it fell on her daughter, and she blamed all the things on Old Madam.
If she hadn’t been rational, she would have thrown herself at Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion and beaten her face to swelling.
“Why are you screaming? Vicious? Don’t you know this? Ru’er was careless, so she couldn’t blame anyone. Fortunately, Jie’er shouldered this now!” Old Madam had always been tough in front of her daughter-in-law. It was the first time that she had been offended by Madam of Duke Xing. At this time, she felt a little angry and scolded her with a gloomy face.
Lucky? Madam of Duke Xing’s face was livid with anger. It was really lucky! If a woman lost her fertility, no matter who she married, her result would not be good. Even if she got the high position of Empress, what was the point of an Empress who couldn’t have a child? Who would care for her?
How could the old woman still have the face to say that it was very lucky?
She clenched her fists under her sleeves and gritted her teeth. After a long while, she said to Old Madam in a gloomy voice, “Mother, we can’t let it go like this!”
“What are you going to do?” Old Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion was shocked. Now she only hoped that things would go on like this, and the more people talked about it, the more serious the matter would become.
“I’m going to tear that little b*tch apart!” Madam of Duke Xing clenched her fists and turned to leave.
Such rude behavior made Old Madam pat the table hard twice in anger. Looking at Madam of Duke Xing’s back, she scolded angrily, “You, you, you didn’t treat me as an elder!”
Nanny Yu came in and comforted her carefully, “Madam is also angry. First Miss’s situation is so bad this time. I’m afraid that Madam can’t bear it. You know how much First Miss is valued in the mansion. If such a thing happens to First Miss this time, Madam will definitely vent her anger.”
“So what? How dare she say that in front of me? How dare she do it on her own!” Old Madam sneered.
“Madam used to deal with a lot of people in the mansion, and you don’t know many of these things. You are the elder, so you can just ignore many things. Do you still want to meddle in the affairs of the backyard?”
Nanny Yu served her a cup of tea and said with a smile, “You are the elder, so you should enjoy your good life. In fact, both the Fifth Miss and the First Miss are your children. When they are well, the whole Duke Xing’s Mansion will flourish. The identity of the Fifth Miss is not ordinary. Even if our mansion does not treat her well, we can’t do anything to her. Besides, she is Prince Chen’s savior and Empress Dowager likes her!”
Nanny Yu’s intention was to remind Old Madam that Shao Wanru was no longer a little girl who could be manipulated by her. If it had been three years ago, Old Madam could have taken over the authority to control her because of her young age. But now the Fifth Miss was already fourteen years old. Although she was not old, there were some things that could be controlled by her.
What’s more, Empress Dowager liked her. If Prince Chen still thanked her for saving his life, the Fifth Miss would no longer be someone that Old Madam could deal with whatever she wanted.
Unconsciously, Fifth Miss had grown up!
In the past three years, with Old Madam and Madam’s temperament, they would definitely torture Fifth Miss and even arrange everything for her in the future. However, Fifth Miss’s departure made this plot in vain. Thinking of this, Nanny Yu’s back suddenly broke out in a cold sweat.
Was it really a coincidence that Fifth Miss left three years ago? If it wasn’t, who thought of this idea for her? Would it be Rui’an Great Elder Princess who had always been straightforward? With Great Elder Princess’s character, she really didn’t seem to be able to come up with such a twisted plan. Was it Fifth Miss herself?
At that time, was the eleven-year-old little girl already scheming everything?
Thinking of the expression on Fifth Miss’s face when she rescued Old Madam that day, Nanny Yu suddenly felt that it was not impossible!
Three years ago, the Fifth Miss was not simple. Now, it was three years later. So what had happened to the First Miss today was not an accident. Her fingers in her sleeves were cold and her eyes were full of horror. If what she had guessed was true, the Fifth Miss was really too incredible. It seemed that every step she took was extremely accurate…
She had stepped correctly on every key point and everyone’s weakness…
Then what about the thing that happened today?
“Old Madam, do you want to send someone to see Madam? Don’t really make any trouble. Fifth Miss’s identity is unusual!” Nanny Yu shivered and looked back at Old Madam in a hurry.
She was in a hurry because she thought of some things that couldn’t be seen through. Madam of Duke Xing’s Mansion was about to do something definitely…