Ok, trying to use the automatic scheduling has been a pain so far due to the time difference. Anyway, I’ll be on a vacation for the next two weeks. I have already scheduled to post the next two parts automatically. The timing maybe off but rest asure that Ch 7 Part 2 & Ch 8 Part 1 will be posted for the next two weeks. 😃 Over 3,000 words.
This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.
By Ye Shuang
Chapter 7 (Part 1)
Pa! (Slapping sound).
A loud and clear slapping sound was suddenly echoed in a flash, that blasting slap hit on the snow white cheek, a red hand print suddenly appeared on it. People could definitely see that she was exerting all of her strengths to do it.
“You already know earlier that he will come, right?”
After getting the notification from someone, Liang Yu Xia hurriedly went to the front door, then she saw the confrontation between Chai Zhe Xia and Wu’s landlord. She still did not have enough time to intervene, so she saw that the Wu landlord’s bride escort procession went back after Chai Zhe Xia exchanged a few words.
Believing that her thorough plan was completely failed now, Liang Yu Xia was obviously furious, so she went to Cui Miao He’s small pavilion with her anger, and without saying anything, she flung her hand to slap her.
This wretched girl was simply her enemy, when she just got married, in order to get Laoye’s favor, she exhausted some mental and physical efforts to curry the favor from Cui Miao He. With great difficulty, she finally had her own daughter, so believing that she already had someone that she could rely on, she gradually alienated and treated her coldly.
This time, she already plotted very well on her own a long time ago, and intended to sell Cui Miao He and use the money to pay a trouble that was created by her elder brother. Then, she would use the remaining of the money for the Cui’s family to live steadily. In the future, she would look for a husband for her daughter to enter the Cui’s manor, this way, these mother and daughter would finally rely on each other for a lifetime.
She did not expect it, that everything was unexpectedly and completely wrecked half way by that Chai Zhe Xia.
She was flustered and exasperated, and determined that everything was secretly arranged by Cui Miao He, a new animosity and old hatred were bubbled up in her heart for a while.
“What are you saying?” Being slapped suddenly, Cui Miao He quickly raised her back, looked at her stepmother’s ferocious face, and she faintly said.
“You have known earlier that Chai Zhe Xia will come to escort the bride today, right?”
It was her carelessness, she should actually know from that day when she saw Chai Zhe Xia’s protections towards Cui Miao He, that these two people had friendships.
But at that time, she believed that Cui Miao He strongly opposed getting married to Chai’s family, and when she house-arrested Cui Miao He, she did not see Chai Zhe Xia appear either. She believed that these two people’s relationships should not be that deep, so she did not guard against it.
“Did he come?!” Having heard what was said, Cui Miao He’s heart was suddenly excited.
Did he really come to kidnap the bride? Even though she knew that he was a person who would certainly do what he said he would do, but it appeared that it was not only a dream that he came last night, so she was skeptical that he would really show up for her today.
She did not expect that he really came, what about the other one (Wu’s landlord)?
Outside, the sound of joys from the bride escort were lively and noisy, with firecrackers sounds that made earth-shaking noises, brimming with cheerful atmospheres.
At this moment, Cui Miao He finally felt a trace of reality, the edge of her lips were raised with a trace of relieved and light smile.
“Are you still laughing? Do you not know that what you have done will cause the Cui’s family into hopelessness and eternal damnation?” With her eyes bursted forth with resentment, Liang Yu Xia felt like destroying the smile on her face again.
She spent so much times and attentions to scheme this, because she only wanted to make the Cui’s family to be able to avoid this concern. At the end, Cui Miao He was unexpectedly destroyed her scheme, and yet she was still smiling.
Facing her stepmother’s attack one more time, Cui Miao He did not have any time to deal with it this time, so she gently turned around to avoid the slap.
“Do you still dare to avoid (the slap)?” Liang Yu Xia was glaring and roaring at her.
Cui Miao He did not like to have a direct open conflict with her stepmother in the past, she just did not want to increase anymore troubles and cause any worry to her father. But she had been framed like this repeatedly by her, so she just did not have any trace of mutual affections anymore.
“Why should I not dare to avoid?” Cui Miao He did not think that she should be waiting calmly to take a beating.
“You…..” With this kind of condescending bearing, Liang Yu Xia was even crazier, she vowed angrily that she would bring Cui Miao He under her control properly today. “Huan Huan, help me catch your mistress!”
Huan Huan was looking at her two mistresses, and she did not know who should she help.
After all, she was originally determined that her Miss would be married off to the Wu landlord’s house, and would be having a miserable’s life throughout her life, so she definitely did not take into consideration when she betrayed Miss. But hearing what the Madam was saying now, her marriage to Wu’s landlord clearly failed, and Chai Zhe Xia’s marriage sedan also arrived.
If Cui Miao He could enter the General’s manor, then she…..
Just because of this, she had a trace of hesitation, Huan Huan did not dare to make any movements for a period of time.
Upon seeing this, Liang Yu Xia who was always good in guessing on what people were thinking, she knew exactly what Huan Huan was thinking about. Therefore, she raised her eyebrows, and said to Huan Huan. “Do you think that the Mistress whom you have betrayed, will still put you in an important position? One betrayal will represent forever betrayal, even if you still want to stay by her side, it is impossible to have any good days with her, do you still have hope to look after her?”
These words seemed to pour iced water down on her face, Huan Huan rushed without any hesitations in a split second. Her face showed an embarrassment and suddenly shed her image, and completely turned into somebody who was self-centered.
She rushed forward to help Madam to catch her Miss, even though they were all women, but Huan Huan was a servant girl, so she could normally handle many more matters, and her strength was also a lot bigger than Cui Miao He who was raised as a rich lady.
Soon, both of Cui Miao He’s hands were caught and put behind her back, upon seeing this, Liang Yu Xia promptly took a big stride forwards, and slapped both of her (CMH) cheeks ferociously.
A hot and painful feeling bursted on Cui Miao He’s cheeks, she lost a little bit of consciousness due to the pain, one would be dizzy and did not know the directions (after being slapped that hard).
“Huan Huan, carry her away, if she cannot sell her openly, can it be that I cannot sell her secretly either?”
Since she did not want to be a rich man’s small concubine, then she would just sell her to the flower lady (lady pimp) at the flower pavilion (brothel) in a far away place. At that time, if she was in an unfamiliar place, she wanted to see how she could escape her life.
Listening to the Madam’s explanations, Huan Huan was actually hesitating, although she was the one who captured Cui Miao He, but she still did not make any movements.
“Madam, if we carry Miss away now, and when Chai Zhe Xia comes in and if he can not find Miss, this will only ruin the Cui’s family ah!”
“Even if he finds this dead girl, do you really think that we will have any peaceful days in the future?”
This dead girl was very proud and arrogant as a child, she had never put her in her eyes (care about her), today was the second time that she wanted to entrap her, she was afraid that she already bore grudges in her heart for a long time ago.
Rather than letting her enter the General’s manor to be the young master’s wife, then she would use the Chai’s family strength to deal with her, she would be better off to strike first and gain the upper hand.
If Chai Zhe Xia could not find the person, he might be angry for a short while, but as a man, how many men could really put one woman genuinely in his heart. After a period of time, she would wait until Chai Zhe Xia forgot about this girl. And as long as the Cui’s family was wealthy, if she wanted to make another raucous, then it should not be too difficult, right.
Moreover, this girl had a good look, if she sold her to the brothel, she would definitely worth some money. In order to get this money, there was no harm if she would take the risks one more time. As long as she could make a comeback, she could sacrifice anybody.
“Madam, we should think about this, ok!” Towards Madam’s determined method, Huan Huan still thought that it was inappropriate. Once she raised her voice to say that, there were sound of some footsteps coming from the outside door.
Liang Yu Xia was startled, she was still trying to think what she should do to trap the beast, but it was already too late.
An upright and unafraid figure who resembled a deity already entered the inner room, the person displayed his anger ostentatiously from all over his body, and it made the atmosphere condensed immediately.
Huan Huan saw Chai Zhe Xia who resembled an Asura (a type of malevolent spirit in some mythology), and did not dare to capture Cui Miao He anymore. She loosened up her hand and quickly retreated for a few steps.
“Where do you want to take her?”
Once he entered the room, Chai Zhe Xia asked a panic looking’s Liang Yu Xia immediately with a cold voice. But her eyes did not forget to change direction to look at the direction of Cui Miao He, as he wanted to confirm that she was safe and sound.
But with just one glance, he saw some scarlet palm prints that were on her cheeks.
Squinting his eyes suddenly, he rushed to take a large step forwards to caress the side of her red cheeks lovingly. Then he turned around and glared at Liang Yu Xia with his eyes that showed more murderous spirits.
“You dare to hurt her?!”
“I…..” Facing Chai Zhe Xia who was so furious, Liang Yu Xia was really frightened, and trembling that she could not even say anything.
Upon seeing this, Chai Zhe Xia turned his head to look at the attendant who was following behind him, and explained to him. “Go and please ask the second Cui family’s young lady to come see me.”
Having heard what he said, Liang Yu Xia who loved her daughter as if it was her own life, was immediately anxious, she asked in a hurry. “What are you trying to do?!”
“Giving her a taste of your own medicine.”
She dared to hurt his woman, then he would retaliate on Cui Yun Xiu’s body, he always believed in returning good for evil, and he even more believed in a tooth for a tooth.
“You….. cannot do it, Yun Xiu is very delicate, she will not be able to stand it.”
These words that Liang Yu Xia had said, unfortunately, once it came out, Chai Zhe Xia was even angrier and he looked like he wanted to roast somebody in anger.
Her daughter was delicate, then was it possible that his woman was not weak?
His chest was suffocated by some resentments, Chai Zhe Xia coldly looked at Cui Yun Xiu who had been found by his subordinate, and who was already frightened and turning pale, she was struggling because she was being dragged (into CMH’s courtyard).
When Cui Yun Xiu went in, he did but say anything further and just stepped forward. He raised his hand so high, but before his palm even fell on her face, she was already weeping and tears were falling on her beautiful face.
“Do not be like this, they are my dad’s relatives after all.” Cui Miao He only said these simple words, Chai Zhe Xia’s originally raging temper, was extinguished in a flash.
“But are you willing like this?” Not paying attention to his own anger, but he only cared about her mood. He was looking at her serene eyes, and was not able to hide his love and favor towards her completely.
“I am certainly blaming them, but I do not want my father to be broken-hearted and feel sad.” Looking at him with her smiling face, Cui Miao He faintly said.
She would not continue to interact with this family, but she could not make her father be lonely either, so even though she hated them, but she also did not want to use this kind trick to retaliate.
“Very well, then we will go back quickly to have the wedding ceremony, if we miss the time, it will certainly not be good.”
His whole body that was entirely filled with viciousness before, faded now, but Chai Zhe Xia still had some manners to let someone go and find the matchmaker who came with him and let her watch the bride.
Cui Miao He had been to the General’s manor before, that place was richly ornamented, and she already praised the manor when she went there before.
When the procession to escort the bride was actually a lot worst than what was showed at the General manor’s splendid style. And when the busyness and the noise actually stopped, Cui Miao He lifted her red covering sadly, she knew with a quick glance that Chai Zhe Xia, this youngster was acting willfully.
She was afraid that the Chai’s family did not agree with this marriage, it was even more possible that they did not know that he was going to kidnap a bride to bring her to the house today.
Allowing him to lead along to get off of the marriage sedan, her hand tightly grasped a red satin ribbon (this is a red ribbon with a big red flower in between the ends of the ribbon that usually connects a bride & groom’s hands during wedding ceremony), and she was quietly following behind him for a few steps, but she suddenly stopped.
Actually according to her current circumstances, she did not have to pay attention to the rumors and slanders, and just followed him to have the wedding ceremony, this would be the simplest matter to do, but she definitely did not want to do this.
From the first time when he came out to rescue her, and he did this matter for her also this time, she already engraved him in her heart.
It was exactly because of this, she should not let this willful youngster to do too many things for her, but she could only accept it passively, and could not repay any of his helps.
Even more, it was impossible for her to look helplessly at his flourishing and bright futures, be destroyed by those rumors.
Cui Miao He who was pulling along the red satin ribbon, even if she was being dragged, she was not willing to step forward.
Filling blissful in his heart, Chai Zhe Xia who thought that he was holding a beauty back for a good moment, just found out that Cui Miao He who was supposed to be following him, was not actually following him at all.
Looking at the hand that was holding onto the red satin ribbon, because of the two people, one was going forward while the other one had stopped walking, so the stretch between the two ends of the ribbon was rather tight. The red flower in the middle was turning around more and more ah, and it made people to feel dizzy.
Thinking that she just went through a torturous act just now, Cui Miao He was not feeling well, so she stopped walking, therefore, Chai Zhe Xia suddenly took several big strides back. Regardless whether or not the matchmaker would block him, his big hand suddenly lifted up (the veil), and it made the red veil that was on her head, floated and fell on the ground. His sharp eyes carefully looked at her, then he asked in a gentle and soft voice. “What is wrong with you? Are you feeling unwell?”
Their eyes were looking at each other at first, Cui Miao He stared to look at him and look at his eyes that were filled with concerns. She actually believed that regardless what the rumors said, beneath the surface, he was definitely a gentle and soft man.
Being taking care of by this kind of man was a blessing, it was many women’s prayers for their lives, and this was also naturally her own wish.
But….. she could not be selfish like this.
“It is nothing, I just can not marry you.” She had thought it through, and knew that this decision was proper.
She was actually emotionally affected towards him and loving him, because of this she could not harm him and let him be abandoned by the Imperial court, and furthermore, she could not make him not to see his parents and family.
I inserted the pictures so you can see what the author was trying to explain in the paragraph before the pictures. I’m rather happy that I find a way to insert a picture. 😃