Reborn to Be A Noble Wife - Chapter 260
Chapter 260 A Farce in the Kitchen
As expected, Yu could not hold it in any longer. She touched her belly and was overjoyed to see the prescription presented by Hai Lan.
She had been thinking of a way to deal with Qu Moying before, but her daughter Qu Qiuyan was really disappointing her recently. Qu Qiuyan didn’t even see Hai Lan. Because she was grounded, there were people guarding her door. Even if Yu wanted Hai Lan to go and see Qu Qiuyan, it would be inconvenient.
What annoyed Yu more was Qu Zhizhen’s attitude. Qu Zhizhen had been looking forward to the birth of her baby. Even if he didn’t come over, he would ask someone to send things over from time to time. However, in the past few days, he didn’t send anything over.
Hai Lan said that Qu Zhizhen had been very busy these days. She said that he was still investigating the assassins. Every official was busy investigating the case. Therefore, Qu Zhizhen didn’t ask people to send things to Yu these days.
Hai Lan’s words made Yu feel better.
“Hai Lan, go to the kitchen and make some soup according to this prescription.” Yu touched her belly again with a cold and harsh expression on her face.
Hai Lan panicked. “Madam, do you really want to do this? What if…”
Although she had done many such things for Yu, the victims were all the inner yard’s concubines. She didn’t expect that she would do such a thing to deal with the child in Yu’s belly.
“I’ll be fine. Reduce the dose so that I will just have a stomache. As long as I have this symptom, it will be fine.” Yu shook her head and said gloomily, “That bitch landed me in such a situation. If I don’t fight back, I won’t be able to get out of here for the rest of my life.”
“Madam… that… that is your baby.” Hai Lan was still afraid.
“It’s fine. I was fine back then. The children in my belly were all very lucky and blessed. Nothing will happen to this one.” Yu comforted herself.
“But, Madam…” Hai Lan was still panicking.
“There is no ‘but’. Go and do it.” Yu gritted her teeth and said, “Apply some of the medicinal powder you prepared before.”
“Yes, Madam!” Hai Lan had no choice but to obey her. After helping Yu eat some food, she cleaned up the dishes and sprinkled the powder she had prepared on the prescription carefully. She then shook the prescription hard. After shaking off some of the powder, the prescription looked almost the same as before.
However, there was a hint of fragrance. It was not strong, but it could be smelt if anyone took a closer look at it.
With the prescription in her arms, Hai Lan went to the kitchen with the food basket.
Just as she was about to reach the big kitchen, she touched the prescription in her pocket and began to sweat in her palm. It was not a simple prescription but a life.
After calming herself down, Hai Lan took two steps forward. Just as she was about to walk into the kitchen, she suddenly saw a person rushing over from the kitchen. The person carried something with both hands and directly crashed into Hai Lan, which made Hai Lan dizzy. She staggered back a few steps and fell heavily to the ground.
Her chest and abdomen felt something hot.
“Aunty Hai Lan, are you alright? Are you alright?” Yu Dong quickly pulled Aunty Hai Lan up and apologized continuously, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, Aunty Hai Lan. I didn’t see you just now. Are you hurt? Should I call a doctor?”
The soup Yu Dong carried was not that hot. Just now, the soup bowl was too hot to take, so Yu Dong chatted with others and waited until it was not so hot. When it was not that hot later, Yu Dong put the soup into the food basket and kept chatting with others.
When he saw Aunty Hai Lan, Yu Dong suddenly remembered that the soup would get cold. He hurriedly picked up the food basket and left. He didn’t expect to bump into Aunty Hai Lan.
The soup did pour on Hai Lan, but she was not scalded because the soup was not that hot. Looking at Yu Dong, who bumped into her, Hai Lan tried hard to contain her anger.
If this happened some time ago, she would have slapped her.
But now, Qu Moying was much more powerful than Yu. Moreover, it was a critical moment, so she could not slap Yu Dong.
“I am fine. You can go!” Aunty Hai Lan said impatiently. Her shirt was stained with oil, which was unpresentable. She had to finish her business quickly and go back immediately.
Hai Lan took out the prescription from her pocket, and she saw a large stain on it. She was so angry that her face changed dramatically.
However, Yu Dong was not sensible. He kept chattering, “Your prescription is wet. What should we do? There are mushrooms that miss like to eat and other seasonings in this soup. Its taste is very strong. Now the prescription has a smell. What should we do? Miss like this prescription.”
As Yu Dong spoke, he even wanted to reach out his hand. Aunty Hai Lan was so angry that her expression changed. She pushed Yu Dong away and said angrily. “Make way.”
Yu Dong was stunned by the push. He blinked and looked at Hai Lan as if he did not understand why Hai Lan suddenly got angry.
“I’m fine. You can go now!” Hai Lan suppressed her anger again and waved her hand.
“How can you be alright like this? Aunty Hai Lan, I didn’t mean to do that.” Yu Dong said again. He wanted to reach out to help Hai Lan. Hai Lan was really annoyed by him. She pushed him again without thinking and said angrily, “Go away!”
After saying that, she went into the kitchen without looking back and handed the prescription to an old maid who was making desserts and said, “Make a pot of soup for Madam according to this prescription. Madam has a bad appetite. She can’t eat her food.”
“Okay, I’ll do it right away.” The old maid nodded. She had cooked dishes for Yu in the past few days. She could be considered one of Yu’s people. She was promoted by Yu, and it was convenient to ask her to do something now.
“Wait a minute, this prescription is stained with soup.” Hai Lan reached out to stop the old maid.
“Don’t worry, Aunty Hai Lan. I can see it clearly.” The old maid thought that Hai Lan was afraid that she could not see the formula clearly, so she said after looking at it carefully.
“Look carefully. Madam is not in good health. You can’t make any mistake.” Hai Lan originally wanted to remind the old maid that there was a smell on the prescription, but the faint smell on the prescription had disappeared because it was wet by the soup that had a strong smell. Even if someone sniffed the prescription closely, they could not detect the previous faint smell.
Fortunately, this was only the first step. Since the prescription was given to her by Qu Moying, she could go to Qu Moying if anything happened. Hai Lan did not say anything else because Yu Dong was looking at her nearby. Hai Lan couldn’t make it too clear, and the old maid could not understand her implied meaning.
“Aunty Hai Lan, go change your clothes first. I will stay here and watch the soup for you. Anyway, I have to make a new pot of soup.” Feeling guilty and terrified, Yu Dong reached out and tried to take the prescription from the old maid.
“I don’t need your help.” Hai Lan stopped Yu Dong from getting the prescription from the old maid and glared at him. After giving the old maid a few more instructions, she turned around to leave. She had to change her clothes because she couldn’t see anyone in such a state.
After watching Hai Lan leave, Yu Dong turned around and went into the big kitchen. After making another bowl of soup, he was about to leave.
When he turned to leave, Hai Lan had already returned. She stood beside the old maid who was cooking and asked carefully about what had happened after she left. She even looked at Yu Dong a few times until Yu Dong left.
After that, Hai Lan also left.
After drinking a little soup, Qu Moying took Yu Dong to Old Lady Qu’s yard. Old Lady Qu had lunch earlier than the others, so she had already taken a nap. She should have already woken up.
As expected, Old Lady Qu got up when Qu Moying arrived at her yard.
Hearing that Qu Moying had come over, Old Lady Qu hurriedly asked Granny Wu to bring her in.
“Why are you here at this time?” Old Lady Qu smiled at Qu Moying and gestured for her to sit next to her.
“I just drank some soup. I was too full to fall asleep, so I came to see you, grandmother.” Qu Moying said cutely and sat down beside Old Lady Qu.
“You came just in time. I do have something to tell you.” Old Lady Qu said with a smile. She had been busy picking a suitable husband for Qu Moying in the past few days. She did find a good one. He was the son of her nephew, and he could be considered her grandson. After discussing with Granny Wu, she felt that he was not bad.
He came from her parents’ family, so it wasn’t difficult for her to keep him under control. Moreover, her sister-in-law, who had a good personality, was still alive. She believed that her sister-in-law would treat Qu Moying well after Qu Moying married into her family.
“What is it, Grandmother?” Qu Moying asked with a smile. She didn’t expect that the Old Lady really had something to discuss with her.
“Since your marriage contract with Marquis Yongning has been canceled, don’t take it to heart.” As the Old Lady spoke, she observed Qu Moying’s expression. Seeing that Qu Moying looked alright, she felt relieved and continued, “You are not young anymore. You have to get married. I have picked a suitable person for you, and he will come over in a few days. When he comes over, you take a good look at him and see if you like him.”
Hearing that it was about her marriage, Qu Moying lowered her head and said softly, “Grandmother, it’s all up to you.”
“What do you mean by ‘it’s all up to me’? It’s your marriage. It’s your life. How can you completely rely on me? Anyway, you take a good look at him. If you don’t like him, I will find another suitable person for you. I will find someone who has a good character and good family.”
The Old Lady said earnestly.
Qu Moying knew that the Old Lady was sincerely thinking for her good. She thought about it and nodded. She couldn’t explain Pei Yuanjun’s matter clearly, so she decided to play it by ear. She couldn’t tell the Old Lady about this now!
“Thank you, Grandmother!”
Seeing that Qu Moying was so obedient, the Old Lady felt more relieved. She also felt that her idea was good. Then, they talked with each other harmoniously.
As they were talking, they suddenly heard a loud voice from the outside. It seemed that someone was shouting and making trouble. The Old Lady looked at Granny Wu with displeasure. “Go and see what happened. It’s improper to make such a big noise!”
Granny Wu said “yes” and left.
Looking outside, Qu Moying could guess what was going on. It seemed that Yu had already stirred up trouble. It happened so fast…