Chapter 184 Losing Control, They Started to Plan for Their Own
Mo Huawen didn’t stay at Mo Xuetong’s yard for too long before he left. On one hand, he had to greet Old Madam. On the other hand, he couldn’t say anything intimate with Mo Xuetong in the presence of others. He told Mo Xuetong to have a good rest and then left for Old Madam’s yard.
Lan Xinru and Mo Xueyan told Mo Huawen that they were also about to greet Old Madam and followed him.
Seeing her father’s impatience, Mo Xuetong smiled and asked someone to accompany them to the door.
Mo Yu saw them out, turned around and said angrily, “Miss, this Miss Lan is disgraceful to follow the master like that. She didn’t look a bit like an unmarried woman. Even we maids are more dignified than her.” She had long felt uncomfortable about Lan Xinru. She said she’d come to see Mo Xuetong, but in fact, she had been throwing eyes at Mo Huawen. When Lan Xinru noticed he hadn’t drunk the congee, she had reminded him to eat, and almost took over the chopsticks to feed him.
No one could stand such a woman!
“You don’t have to worry. Anyways, my father won’t marry her. After the New Year, if she is well-behaved, she will follow Old Madam to leave. Otherwise…” Mo Xuetong gave a strange smile and stopped talking. She had almost forgotten that Lan Xinru had a relationship with Sima Lingyun!
“Miss, miss, please tell me. Do you have any good ideas?” Mo Yu asked, eyes shining. At the other side, Mo Lan and Mo Ye lightly held Mo Xuetong higher to let her hand stretch from under the quilt. There was a fire stove in the room, so it wasn’t cold.
Her injured hand couldn’t be wrapped all the time. Besides, she wasn’t hurt too badly, so it would be okay, so long as it was kept away from water and applied with the medicine.
“Since Mo Yu cared about Miss Lan so much, maybe we can let you take care of Miss Lan?” Mo Xuetong’s smile was pure and sweet and she leaned over to look at Mo Yu. The longer they got along, the deeper their relations became. Mo Lan and Mo Yu also smiled more because Mo Xuetong was optimistic.
Life would never be as dull as in her last life.
earing Mo Xuetong’s words, Mo Yu thought she was joking. “Miss…”
“I’m serious, from now on, you’re to watch Miss Lan’s behaviors. She’ll take actions today or tomorrow. You should watch close and come to me if you find anything abnormal.” There was a slight smile by Mo Xuetong’s lips, and her face expressed some mockery.
At her age, Lan Xinru couldn’t wait too long to get married.
Old Madam had said that she would leave after the New Year. If Lan Xinru didn’t win Mo Huawen’s heart by that time, she would have to follow Old Madam to leave, so she would take actions in the next few days. The poison Mo Xuetong drank in her last life must have connections with Lan Xinru. Lan Xinru was from a family of doctors and must know much about medicine. If she wanted to frame someone, she would prepare the medicine needed!
Mo Yu didn’t understand at first. But then he nodded to Mo Xuetong and promised after Mo Lan’s signals. “Okay, I’ll definitely watch Miss Lan closely.”
“Miss, do you need me to watch her for you? Mo Yu doesn’t know kung fu. Can she watch Miss Lan for you?” Mo Ye said worriedly. She knew how Miss Lan was the minute she saw her. Everyone could see that she had feelings for Mo Huawen while Mo Huawen didn’t care for her. But Miss Lan seemed to know nothing about it and kept giving him longing stares.
Mo Huawen had been the only man in the room just now, and her behavior made all the girls uncomfortable. Everyone could see what Lan Xinru was thinking about. Her intentions were practically written on her face!
Mo Ye didn’t care about Lan Xinru seducing Mo Huawen, but it would be horrible if she became Mo Xuetong’s stepmother! When Mo Huawen took out the jewelry box, Miss Lan’s face was filled with jealousy and unwillingness, which was so obvious. She would make Mo Xuetong’s life miserable.
If Mo Xuetong didn’t live a happy life, her master would be mad. Mo Ye had to get rid of Miss Lan as soon as possible, and so offered to do it by herself. It’s much easier to win Mo Xuetong’s affection than to win her mysterious master’s. Though her master always smiled, no one knew whether he would end another life or not at the next moment.
After what happened yesterday, both Mo Lan and Mo Yu knew Mo Ye was skilled at kung fu, and they were not surprised to hear her words. They knew everyone in the room was trustworthy, so they didn’t have to hide from each other. With this thought, they felt comfortable and warm.
Mo Xuetong leaned on the bed and said softly, “Let Mo Yu do it. Lan Xinru wouldn’t dare to act too outrageous; the most she would do is poison someone. Mo Yu has been following me all the time and knows something about medicine, so she will be perfect for the job.”
“Yes.” Mo Ye nodded and said nothing more.
“Miss, what should we do about the Luo’s?” Mo Lan asked.
“After a few days, my hand will be fine, and hopefully no one will notice it. I’ll beg grandma to let my aunt go to the feasts which will be held by Four Great Manors . My father saw my aunt last time and should have a good impression of her.”
Although Mo Lan understood Mo Xuetong’s words, she thought it was a little inappropriate. “But miss, it was Old Madam who was in charge in the inner yard. Miss Xu won’t have a respected position in the manor. Miss Lan lived under Old Madam’s name.”
“Don’t worry. Although Old Madam is in charge of the inner yard, she was an elder and her status was not high enough for the feast, which was the same for Lan Xinru and Mo Xueyan. I’m weak, so my father definitely wants to find someone to accompany me to the feast. Although the Xu’s declined, my aunt has the title of a Miss Bo and can attend this kind of feast. Besides, she was seven or eight years older than me, which will make her perfect for taking care of me. My father would also like that to happen.”
Mo Yu was also clever and understood Mo Xuetong’s meaning instantly. She couldn’t help clapping her hands and admiring Mo Xuetong even more. “Then whenever you feel uncomfortable, we can ask Miss Xu to accompany you. And your father will definitely agree with it.”
“Our miss is so smart. Today, General Manor sent some gifts and I shall requite them. And I’ll highlight on those prepared for Miss Xu,” Mo Lan said with a smile.
Mo Xuetong was Xu Yan’s youngster and couldn’t discuss her marriage, which would only depend on her grandma. Mo Xuetong would only have to give hints properly. She thought that according to her grandma’s mind, she would definitely be satisfied with Mo Huawen marrying her daughter again. And she wouldn’t worry about Xu Yan taking care of Mo Xuetong because they were from the same family.
Mo Xuetong’s grandma loved her so much that she would definitely want her father’s new wife to take good care of Mo Xuetong and have a good relationship with her. If Mo Huawen didn’t object, then it was settled.
The toughest part would be getting Mo Huawen to make the request.
With marriages, it was always the man who put forward the request first. After discussing in private and both having the same intention, they could ask someone to propose and act as a matchmaker for them, which would avoid the embarrassment of getting refused, which would disgrace both parties.
“But even if he agrees to let Miss Xu accompany you, he may not agree to…” Mo Lan’s worries were quite reasonable.
“The special method has to be used under special circumstance. Besides, we are not the only one to use the special method. Let’s see what Miss Lan will do next,” Mo Xuetong said leisurely.
She fixed her attention on her hand and watched Mo Feng carefully unwrap the tissue. There was more than one wound on her hand, and it had looked bloody and scary last night. When it was unwrapped, there were so many wounds on it that she couldn’t help gasping.
Mo Ye was so afraid that her steady hand trembled.
“Don’t worry. It doesn’t hurt much anymore.” Mo Xuetong said smilingly. The medicine she used was really helpful and the wound had already formed scabs. The one in the middle of her palm was the longest.
“Don’t worry, miss. I’ll do nothing more these days except for watching Miss Lan. If Miss Lan’s maids can’t find a way to the back door because they are new here, I’ll definitely lead them there warmly and tell them what to say to the nanny guarding the back door to leave.” Mo Yu was pretty sure about what she had to do. She almost patted on her chest to promise to help Miss Lan realize her dream.
The three maids looked at each other and smiled understandingly.
In Old Madam’s yard, both Lan Xinru and Mo Xueyan were driven out. Only Old Madam and Mo Huawen were left there to discuss over something.
Old Madam frowned. The duchess had come by and asked to be greeted in person, in an attempt to humiliate her, and she wasn’t in a good mood.
“Huawen, what should we do about Min’er? Do we really have to send her into Duke Zhenguo’s manor as a concubine? It’s already inappropriate for Qiong’er to be a concubine there. If two of your daughters become Sima Lingyun’s concubines, it will be harmful to both you and Feng’er. You two will be disgraced.”
“It’s pretty tough to deal with Min’er’s accident. There were so many people who saw… plus, she stayed at Duke Zhenguo’s manor for a whole night…” Mo Huawen said nervously.
“It’s not too bad if it’s only Qiong’er. After all, Sima Lingyun was trying to save people. And we let him marry Qiong’er to show our gratitude, which will let him have the title of a hero. But this time, Sima Lingyun was such a randy and raffish man. Mo Manor can’t send a daughter out again. Wen’er, if you handle it in that way, you’ll always be looked down on.” Old Madam sat there seriously with compressed anger in her eyes.
It was pretty rare that she would take Mo Huawen’s side!