Chapter 18: Nanny Gui
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
When Shen Miao returned to the Shen mansion, it was already late.
Shen Yue and Shen Qing still didn’t go with her, but Shen Miao couldn’t be bothered by that. Old Madam Shen was already resting, so she went back to the west courtyard.
When she walked to the west courtyard, she heard a soft voice. “Miss, you’re finally back. I was so worried when I heard that you fell into the water. Now that you’re better, I’m relieved.”
Turning her head, she saw a middle-aged woman walking over. This woman was about 40 years old, had a slightly fat figure, and a slightly dark skin. She was wearing a green robe. Although the style looked ordinary, the material was not bad. There was a heavy silver bracelet on her wrist, and her face was filled with smiles.
“Nanny Gui,” Shen Miao replied flatly.
The woman didn’t seem to think that there was anything wrong with her. She said, “I wanted to come over earlier, but Ran’er is still sick. I have no choice but to leave Ran’er to his mother and come back to the mansion myself. I’ll only feel at ease when I see that you’re doing well.”
Shen Miao was more important to her than her own grandson. Normally, after hearing this, Shen Miao would be very touched. Then, she would say some comforting words and give some money to Nanny Gui so that she could go back and treat her grandson.
However, in her next life, looking at the woman in front of her, Shen Miao almost laughed at herself in her heart. How could she be blind to think that such a person was a loyal servant?
Not long after Mrs. Shen gave birth to Shen Miao, she went to war. Shen Miao was still young and could not take a long journey, so Mrs. Shen had no choice but to let her stay in the Shen family. Old Madam Shen hired a nanny for her, who was now Nanny Gui. Nanny Gui was born in a farmer’s house. Back then, Mrs. Shen saw that she was hardworking and honest. Later, when she saw that Nanny Gui was good at feeding Shen Miao, she left her to be a nanny.
But people would change.
The western courtyard of the Shen family was sparsely populated, and the people in charge were the two families of the east courtyard and Old Madam Shen. At first, Granny Gui took care of Shen Miao responsibly, but later on, she understood the situation and went to Old Madam Shen without hesitation.
Granny Gui waited for a long time but did not hear any tips from Shen Miao. The loving expression on her face froze for a moment. She could not help but look up at Shen Miao, only to see her looking at her indifferently.
Her heart skipped a beat. For some reason, Nanny Guihe felt guilty.
The next moment, Shen Miao replied emotionlessly, “Oh, thank you, Nanny Gui, rest early.”
Gu Yu snorted and looked at Nanny Gui mockingly. She had always looked down on Nanny Gui for being such a sycophant and bullying people in the west courtyard just because she was a nanny.
Now, after Miss woke up from the fall, she seemed to have seen through a lot of things. Seeing how indifferent she was to Nanny Gui, Gu Yu was very happy.
Nanny Gui smiled awkwardly. She did not know why Shen Miao was so cold to her today. She thought that perhaps Shen Miao was in a bad mood because she fell into the water, so she smiled and advised, “Take care of your body. The Duke of Ding will definitely like a girl who is like a flower. One day…” She had always been good at saying nice words. Usually, when she picked up words that Shen Miao liked, she would make her happy. However, when she said these words today, she saw Shen Miao’s expression change in an unexpected way.
“Nanny, be careful with your words.” Shen Miao said coldly, “Although my father and mother are not in the Mansion now, I’m still the Miss of the Western courtyard. As a servant, you should know better than anyone that you are not supposed to stick your nose into my business.”
Nanny Gui was stunned and subconsciously said, “Miss, how can you say that? I’m doing this for your own good…”
“Are you implying that it’s my fault?” Shen Miao sneered. “Alright, should we go and ask Old Madam who is wrong? You were just accusing me of things I did do. Is my innocence worth nothing now? Or do you have no clue what you are supposed to do as a servant?”
Perhaps she didn’t expect Shen Miao to suddenly change her attitude. Even if she was in a bad mood, she would never take it out on her. Nanny Gui was used to being domineering in the west courtyard. Usually, Shen Miao was also controlled by her. Today, she was even humiliated by Shen Miao in front of Gu Yu and Jingzhe. She was a little angry and couldn’t help but say, “Miss, I’ve been by your side for more than ten years. How can you think of me as a person who will harm you?”
“How dare you!” Jingzhe shouted, “She is the miss. Granny Gui, how dare you speak to him like that?”
Granny Gui was shocked and regretted being agitated just now. However, it was too late to take back her words. There were many servants around who were watching the commotion. She thought that Shen Miao was a little girl who was easy to coax, so she quickly softened her voice and said, “Miss, I was really just worried about you. I’ve been with you for so many years and have long treated you as my child. What I said just now was wrong. Miss, don’t be angry. Don’t be angry.”
Treating her as her own child? Shen Miao sneered in her heart. She thought that Nanny Gui was a wonderful person. She usually got a lot of money from Shen Miao, but she treated the people of the east courtyard as her true masters. In the end, she even made Shen Miao’s brother suffer. If there was such a wicked servant in the palace, she would have long been beaten to death and thrown out. But now… Since Nanny Gui was bent on siding with the east courtyard, why not use her to make the east courtyard suffer?
She raised an eyebrow and said indifferently, “Nanny Gui seems to have realized her mistake. Let’s just deduct three months of her salary.”
Nanny Gui froze, and Shen Miao smiled.
What would Nanny Gui do if she had no money?
Naturally, she would go to the east courtyard to express her loyalty.