Passing Through as the Cannon Fodder Supporting Role's Grandma - Chapter 35.1
- Passing Through as the Cannon Fodder Supporting Role's Grandma
- Chapter 35.1 - The Imperial Concubine (9)
Tang Lihua almost forgot this youngest grandson of hers. She knew that Huang Shi would definitely send someone to Dali Temple to take care of him. Jiang Lin wasn’t guilty of murder and arson after all, and only fought with people and the young male of that family was seriously injured, so her youngest grandson was imprisoned.
If Tang Lihua hadn’t kept her mouth shut, Huang would have been able to get her son out immediately, but inevitably she would have fallen victim to the falsehoods.
After all, Jiang Wenya was the imperial concubine of the emperor. How many people were staring at her, staring at her maternal house, and the women of the harem weren’t naïve.
Of course, it didn’t matter to anyone else. It was just that the Empress’s father was a civil minister, and Jiang Wenya’s favor nowadays had already given the Empress a sense of crisis.
And Jiang Wenya had no respect for the Empress. As the Lord of the harem, how could the Empress tolerate it over and over?
For such a situation, the original body knew it, and Tang Lihua also knew it. This was why there was such a scene when Tang Lihua first came.
The original owner’s indecision was nothing to Tang Lihua.
The one most anxious was, of course, Huang Shi. Her eldest son was locked in Chengxin yard by his grandmother, and hasn’t been released yet. The younger son was locked in Dali Temple. Huang Shi couldn’t save him, and she didn’t dare to go see him.
Now that the person was back, how could Huang Shi not be excited? She got up and walked to the front yard without considering her husband and mother-in-law.
Marquis Xuanping and Tang Lihua were steady, and they moved a little slower, but they still followed along with her.
When they got to the front yard, they saw Huang Shi holding a teenager, wiping tears with her handkerchief, and kept sobbing. Tang Lihua immediately remembered the original owner’s grandson in the past, and whatever little injury happened to this youngest grandson in the past, the original owner would be wiping tears together with Huang Shi.
“Still not quickly helping the young master to freshen up a bit? Smoke with mugwort leaves to remove bad luck.” Tang Lihua didn’t want to watch anymore, so she directly ordered people.
After half an hour, Jiang Lin, who finally looked like a young master, was sitting at a round table and stuffing his mouth with meat.
“Eat slowly, be careful not to choke.” Huang Shi advised as she handed her son a cup of tea.
How could Jiang Lin care so much? While staying in Dali Temple prison these days, other things didn’t matter. What made him most uncomfortable was that the food in Dali Temple was too hard to swallow.
His appetite had long been raised to be spoiled. Usually the only thing he was very particular about was eating, and this time he had a dispute with someone, it was also for the sake of his appetite.
He heard that Tianxiang Restaurant had found a new cook, whose skills were no worse than that of the chef in the imperial kitchen, but the cook had a rule that he only cooks ten tables a day.
When Jiang Lin went, it happened to be the last table, so he got into a fight with the Young Master Wei, directly turning from the meal into a fist fight.
They were both famous dandies of the capital, and no one dared to come forward to pull them apart, and watched the fight to see their respective skills.
Although Jiang Lin had been eating, drinking and having fun in these years, before Jiang Wenya entered the palace, the brothers were afraid to act so recklessly.
They had a little skill in their fists. So, of course, Young Master Wei couldn’t win.
“Mother, you do not know that the food in Dali Temple is simply not for people to eat. I really can’t swallow it. I was starving.” Jiang Lin chewed the food and took time to reply to his mother.
Huang Shi sniffed even more heartbrokenly, “Mother sees that you got thinner, eat more.”
Jiang Lin was telling the truth. If his mother hadn’t sent over those cakes, he would starve himself to death.
That was just plain stupid. At first, he was so hungry and ate everything, but directly vomited. Later, he would rather not eat a bite when he was hungry.
Marquis Xuanping gave his son a disgusted look, “If you hadn’t caused trouble, would you have suffered this hardship?”
Jiang Qi was even more aggrieved, and looked miserable. Huang Shi immediately came forward to protect the cub, with a disgruntled look at Marquis Xuanping, “He just came back, what are you saying this for? “
Marquis Xuanping choked, his wife was usually obedient to him. As soon as the two sons came, she changed. These past few years, he wasn’t important anymore.
He thought that there would be some changes if he didn’t come home and stayed in his office for 2 months, looking at his old mother. But now, he saw his wife like this, Marquis Xuanping felt that his hair got much whiter.
Jiang Lin was a little proud, smiling with his head down. His sharp little tiger teeth were exposed. This was his usual trick, and it always worked.
Suddenly, he keenly felt that he was being watched. Jiang Lin looked up subconsciously. He immediately shivered under his grandmother’s cold eyes, and then reacted, revealing a trademark pleasing smile.
“Mother, where’s Older Brother?” Jiang Lin was stunned, and quickly changed the subject.
Huang Shi froze, carefully looked at her mother-in-law’s face, and only vaguely said, “Your eldest brother is resting in the courtyard.”
Was it just resting? He was locked up in Chengxin courtyard to drink and listen to music. It was ‘resting’ after all.
Jiang Lin was indignant, “Well, I have been put in prison. It’s okay that Mother and Grandmother won’t see me, but still did. I didn’t expect even my Eldest Brother wouldn’t come see me. Does he still have this younger brother in his heart?!”
Huang Shi wanted to comfort, but she really didn’t know what to say.
“Why don’t you go ask your eldest brother yourself?” The smile on Tang Lihua’s face became even more meaningful.
Jiang Lin always felt that his grandmother was a little strange today, but he didn’t think there was anything wrong with this statement, so he nodded.
When he finally filled his stomach, he was ready to visit the eldest brother’s yard and ‘exchange feelings’ between brothers.
“Don’t worry, your older brother isn’t in his own courtyard, let’s go together.” Tang Lihua got up and said that, which made Jiang Lin confused.
Jiang Lin’s puzzled gaze went to his mother, and Huang Shi smiled awkwardly.
Marquis Xuanping just wanted to see his eldest son right now, so he was in a good mood, and followed them.
Jiang Lin was confused, and his heart was a little nervous. Maybe something happened to his eldest brother and he couldn’t come to see him.
All these questions deepened when he came to Chengxin courtyard. When Jiang Lin heard the music inside, he was about to spit on her eldest brother who was indulging in drinking and playing, but found that the door to Chengxin courtyard was locked. Suddenly, he had a bad feeling.
When the servants guarding saw the old madam, she didn’t have to give orders, and they opened the door.
The door was just opened, and he saw a figure stumbling out. It was Jiang Qi.
Jiang Qi’s head had been tortured by this song for a long time. No matter how long he knocked, the door just won’t open, so he just kept by the gate.
Just as his back was against the gates, and his whole person in a trance, he didn’t notice the sound of the door being unlocked, and just fell back.
Jiang Qi fell to the ground, and knocked his head on the ground. Although it wasn’t hard, it cleared his head up. He couldn’t care less about the pain at the moment and got up with bright eyes.
These days, Jiang Qi was able to understand why he suffered this hardship.
Jiang Qi went to his grandmother sincerely and directly knelt down. At this time, he didn’t care that men had gold on their knees. Anyway, he was kneeling down to his grandmother, which was natural.
(TNote: men had gold on their knees = a man shouldn’t easily kneel to others, as a matter of pride.)
Jiang Qi swore to the heavens, “Grandma, I will never go back to drinking and playing around again, so please spare your grandson this time.”
He was full of thoughts of rescuing himself from here at the moment, and didn’t even look at who came.
Tang Lihua and Huang Shi were fine, but Marquis Xuanping and Jiang Lin were really surprised by his action.
Tang Lihua squatted down with a loving face, “Do you really want to stop drinking?”
Jiang Qi nodded.
“No more listening to songs?”
Jiang Qi nodded fiercely.
Tang Lihua’s smiling eyes narrowed, “That’s good, if there is a next time, it won’t be so simple.”
Seeing his grandmother’s face changing speed, Jiang Qi shivered. He felt that he was going to have trauma. Anyway, he would never listen to music for the next 7 or 8 years.
The people currently here had different expressions. Huang Shi was distressed with some relief, Marquis Xuanping was satisfied, and Jiang Lin didn’t know what happened at all. He was completely stunned by his eldest brother.
Jiang Qi, who was allowed to leave the courtyard, felt like a flying bird. At this time, he finally saw his younger brother. When he thought of his own experience, Jiang Qi had a hunch that his grandmother wouldn’t let his younger brother go on like that.
Jiang Qi walked toward his younger brother and patted the younger brother on the shoulder. “It’s good that you’re back, take care of yourself.”
These two almost contradicting vague sentences confused Jiang Lin.
Jiang Qi thought he was free, and his younger brother would be next. He just didn’t know that this was only the beginning.
Jiang Qi recovered after 2 days resting at home. Jiang Lin also suffered hardships in Dali Temple, and never went out in these 2 days.
Both brothers were obedient, and Huang Shi was the happiest.
Last night, Marquis Xuanping and his mother had a secret conversation for a while, and they left before dawn the next day. Huang Shi didn’t ask question.
In Yongxu Palace, Xiao Qing had just given Jiang Wenya a medicinal bath, and the flush on Jiang Wenya’s face from the steam hadn’t completely dissipated.
“Niang niang needs to soak once every 2 days to drain the cold from the body, before I can administer acupuncture to expel the blocked blood.” Xiao Qing was the pseudonym of that female disciple of the Medicine King Valley, and at this time she was wearing the clothing of a senior palace maid. She would always accompany Jiang Wenya from this day onwards.
Jiang Wenya was an informed person, and wouldn’t put up an imperial concubine’s attitude towards those who helped her, “Then I’ll be bothering you for a while.”
Cai He only knew at this time that the mistress had been poisoned, and was filled with remorse and regret.
Jiang Wenya also asked Xiao Qing to check Cai He’s pulse, and found that she wasn’t poisoned. It seems that the smell of the red coral soaked in liquid medicine needed to be matched with the food before it could do its work.
This was a relief to Jiang Wenya. Otherwise, it would be easy to remove the coral, but difficult to clean up the traces left.
Jiang Wenya’s plan was to use the red coral to disgust the emperor. She didn’t want to sleep with that man every day.
At the beginning, she could still use the excuse of having a miscarriage and it wasn’t suitable for sleeping together, but if she pushed it back, it wouldn’t be sustainable.
But if it was the Emperor himself refusing, and he wanted to stabilize Jiang Wenya’s feelings, he would definitely not publicize this matter. In order to make up for it, he might indulge Jiang Wenya even more, which was a good thing.
Cai He gently massaged the acupuncture points for her mistress. “Niang niang, I heard that the Emperor went to Ning Jieyu last night.”
Jiang Wenya smiled, for the trap she left behind, she knew it in her own heart.
If the Emperor didn’t go, and it was his own words, he wouldn’t be able to get away with it.
If the Emperor went, the harem would be lively. The Emperor would listen to the imperial concubine? Everyone was waiting to see how the Emperor would choose.
They couldn’t say whether she was happy or disappointed with the final result, but the other concubines would be annoyed.