Shao Yunduan suddenly felt as if his heart had been attacked by something. It was a feeling of warmth, soft and heartful, which flowed all through his veins.
“…then you should be careful, and be sure to leave early.”
Qiao Xuan smiled. “Okay!”
Two days later, Qiao Xuan and Shao Yunduan went into the town together.
Qiao Xuan was well aware that Qiao Wei would like to see what a terrible life she was having, so she picked an ordinary-looking cotton dress and did a hairstyle only for married women, inserting a small silver hairpin in it. Then she added two commonly-seen flowers that were no more than the size of a coin.
She liked the beautiful roses or China roses that were fresh and blooming in her hair in daily life. But now that she was wearing the silk flowers and checked herself in the mirror, she wasn’t that bad-looking either.
From Qiao Wei’s perspective, she was really poor.
Qiao Xuan was very satisfied by how she was dressed.
At the Dragon Boat Festival, Qiao Wei was lectured by her father and had been grounded.
She kept crying and felt really sad.
A couple of days ago, her mother told her that the reason why her father disciplined her like that was because he had high expectations from her, and that made Qiao Wei very happy again.
But when she thought of how Qiao Xuan caused all this displeasure, she thought of inviting her for the flower show.
The place where the flower show took place was in an abbey in the southern outskirts of the county.
The abbey did not belong to the Qiao Family, but a very wealthy businessman called Old Master Zhao.
Old Master Zhao had a good field of over 800 mu as well as two large villages and two stores in the county. The family lived a very luxurious life. The Zhao Family had been flattering Officer Qiao all this time, and the Miss of the Zhao Family, Zhao Ming was Qiao Wei’s follower.
Hearing that Qiao Wei was coming to the abbey for the flower show, Zhao Ming was excitedly looking forward to the visit.
Apart from these two ladies, she had invited some other ladies from noble families.
Qiao Wei could not be too straightforward, and had Qiao Kou who would act as her foil.
Qiao Kou had been feeling really annoyed by how Qiao Wei and Madame Qiao stopped her from meeting Xie Jingrong. She had even cursed them secretly.
But that was all she could do since she had no power. Hence, in front of Madame Qiao, she still behaved like an obedient daughter of a concubine and a flattering follower of Qiao Wei.
Qiao Wei and her mother were aware of how Concubine Du and her daughter held a grudge towards them, but what could they do about it?
A concubine as well as a lowly daughter could not do anything big anyway, right?
They were nothing more than slaves.
Qiao Kou would always have to obey Qiao Wei’s rules and follow her orders no matter what.
As for how Qiao Wei wanted to set Qiao Xuan up, Qiao Kou became even more active and eager than Qiao Wei herself.
She could not do anything about Qiao Wei, but she could definitely do something about Qiao Xuan.
Whenever she remembered that Qiao Xuan was not living a good life, she felt slightly better.
Therefore, it could be said that the dog was even worse than its master.
Zhao Ming clearly understood what Qiao Kou said and had no opinions against that.
She found it fun too. She was even waiting to see how Qiao Xuan could be humiliated…
Qiao Xuan walked up to the abbey of the Zhao Family under Shao Yunduan’s worried look.
Instead of saying anything, she stuffed the invitation into the gatekeeper’s hands. “I am County Magistrate Qiao’s daughter, is my sister here? Can I go in?”