“This is all for the reputation of our Su Family, so I can only let you have grievance for a period of time. In addition, how about you send Mammy Zheng to the government?”
Seeing that Su Huanli showed his good attitude, Zhu Yan was relieved secretly. But her expression was still indifferent.
Because of the jade, she often took money from her family, which made her parents unhappy. If Su Huanli also snubbed her, her life would be worse.
Mammy Zheng heard that she would be dealt with by the First Madam. She was slightly happy about that, but when she thought of her previous behaviors, she suddenly shed cold sweat and immediately thought about remedies.
“Sister, I am going back to my yard first.”
Zhu Yan said to the Second Madam, but when she turned around, her face became serious. Mammy Zheng huddled around her like a turtle. After the group of people went away, only Li Yuelian and her maids were left in the yard.
“This is a war,” Li Yuelian sighed and soliloquized, “but after the war, who was the winner? The Lord could not satisfy everyone. Zhu Yan will be subjected to gossip about her evil deeds. People will be afraid of Doctor Qi because he intervened in Su family’s affairs. No!”
Li Yuelian’s placid expression suddenly became serious. She forgot that there was another person who was a real winner. But she was too small that Li Yuelian ignored her before.
However, from the beginning to the end, Erya did not take the initiative. If it was a trap made by the little girl, it was so exaggerated. It might be a coincidence.
Li Yuelian shook her head and laughed. Then she turned around and left.
Mammy Zheng followed the First Madam and went to the wing with fear. After the First Madam asked other mammies to leave, she was much more afraid. The First Madam was nice to them. But what she did today was a real betrayal.
“Mammy Zheng, how many years have you been with me?”
Under Zhu Yan’s placid tone, there seemed to be some magma that was brewing. After what she said, the air fell into stagnation.
Mammy Zheng kneeled down without saying anything. Her fat flesh shook the slate. “First Madam, it’s my fault! I was stupid. It was an accident. Given my service for so many years, spare me!”
Zhu Yan said nothing. Mammy Zheng was more anxious, so she crawled and hugged the First Madam’s leg, then kept begging. She knew the background of Zhu Family, and she knew that there was no way for her to go except for pleading.
Zhu Yan slapped her, quickly and fast! Mammy Zheng’s half face swelled visibly.
“I have told you that you can only use rattan whip in the morning and evening. Why were you still whipped her between 7a.m. to 11a.m.?”
Though Mammy Zheng was slapped, she was relieved. She touched her face and said, “I have always followed your instructions, but today Erya was intractable. She threw the maize bread to my mouth. The maize bread was crushed and soaked in the muddy water before. So I…”
“How could this happen?” Zhu Yan was a little astonished. The girl had never been rebellious. Did she become smart these months under the training of Su Qingtan?
“Stupid girl, you just let them beat you. Why didn’t you resist?”
In the Baicao Tang, Qi Xianqing applied medicine as he blamed Su Li. “The Xuangong that I taught you is very powerful. Don’t be afraid of the old mammy.”
“I know that.”
Su Li suddenly raised her head, and her black eyes were pure and flawless, flashing with grievances and dismay. “But she was sent by mother. What’s wrong with me? Why doesn’t she like me…”
“The vicious woman treated you so rude. You actually treat her as your mother!”
Qi Xianqing was so mad that he even could not breath, but he did not know how to comfort her. He can only carefully wipe her crystal tears and he didn’t leave to have a rest until he comforted Su Li to sleep just like comforted his granddaughter.
“What happened today was over.”
After heard what the First Madam said, Mammy Zheng was relieved and said, “I will go back to Zhu Family tomorrow, but I need you to make amends for your fault.”
“As you ordered. I will try my best to do it!”
With the opportunity to be trusted again, Mammy Zheng’s eyes ignited with hope.
“You just need to put this thing into the mouth of Erya tonight. Then my order is completed.”
Zhu Yan took out a jade bottle and placed it in the hands of Mammy Zheng. Mammy Zheng’s figure was slightly shocked. The First Madam actually asked her go to kill the girl.
“You can rest assured because this drug is colorless and tasteless. It cost much money for me to get it. Doctor Qi won’t find any clue. In the town, everyone knows the construction of the Baicao Tang, so I don’t need to say more.”
Speaking of this, Zhu Yan revealed a smile and gently said in Mammy Zheng’s ear, “You can rest assured. When this matter is finished, you will be the most trusted one. And you will have infinite fortune in the future.”
When Mammy Zheng heard these words, she was excited. She remembered the construction of the Baicao Tang was easy and loose. Hesitated for a moment, she finally nodded.
Sitting in the carriage that the First Madam prepared specially for her, Mammy Zheng’s heart was beating fast. She was dreaming about the good life in the future, and forcing herself to recall every corner of the Baicao Tang.
“There is only one room in the Baicao Tang. Su Erya must live in that room. As long as I climb over the east wall, I can be there directly.”
She was too nervous to feel that time flied. The carriage stopped in front of the Baiwei Restaurant. It’s already midnight, and nobody was in the street.
Mammy Zheng got off the carriage and looked around in the empty street. She swallowed unconsciously so loud that she was shocked by herself.
She calmed herself down and got the sense of direction. Under the cover of the night, she ran to Baicao Tang. She arrived at the east wall in few minutes.
“There are a lot of points that I can step on this wall, and it’s not hard to climb over it.”
After Mammy Zheng observed the wall, she took the courage to climb. Practice was always harder than she thought. It took her a short period of time to see the bare top of the wall.
“I am almost there…” Mammy Zheng was happy about that, and then she put one of her hands on the wall with strength.
A white and delicate hand reached out from the darkness, and grasped Mammy Zheng’s throat as fast as the lightning!
“Uh uh uh!”
Mammy Zheng was frightened and struggling, but the hand which seemed weak and slender grasped her throat so tight and didn’t loosen.
The dark clouds dissipated, and the shimmer moonlight shone as bright as the mercury.
A girl who dressed a thin lining sat at the top of the wall and smiled under the moonlight. In her hand, she held a fat woman whose figure was out of proportion.
Under the moonlight, Mammy Zheng finally saw the person in front of her. But the girl’s face almost scared her to death.
“I can always have something to get.” Su Li smiled softly and said to herself, “It was worth poisoning Qi Xianqing.”
“Poisoning Qi Xianqing?”
“How do you know that I will come?”
“Is she really Su Erya?”
Mammy Zheng was frightened at the moment. She was trying to open her mouth, but the hand on her throat was suddenly forced. She rolled her eyes.
Su Li looked cold. After she observed the street, she carried Mammy Zheng with one hand like carried a broken sack. She swaggered out of Dasu Town.
The shade in the midnight were mottled, which was frightening.
Mammy Zheng was almost suffocated to faint. She suddenly felt a loose in her throat and fell on the ground. She immediately took a deep breath but coughed with cold air.
After recovering some strength, she immediately turned and fled, but suddenly she was pushed by someone and hit the tree directly.
“Mammy Zheng, thinking about running away is not right. Long time ago… when you pushed me and hit me, I never escaped.”
Su Li came with a smile like a night spirit, but in the eyes of Mammy Zheng, she was a full devil.
“Don’t! Don’t! Su Erya, oh no, Second Miss, I just took orders from the First Madam, so it’s not my intention to bully you!”
Mammy Zheng finally recognized the reality and asked for mercy in fear. Su Li gently reached out and Mammy Zheng was so scared that she closed her eyes and waited for a long time. But she was only found that Su Li did not hit her.
“Show me what my mother gave you.”
Mammy Zheng was a little scared. She tried to stop Su Li, but she found that Su Li’s hand was so fast that the jade bottle appeared in her hand as if it was a phantom.
“Who are you? Su Erya is a bitch. Everyone can beat her. How could she be qualified for martial arts? Oh, I know! You are not Su Erya!” Mammy Zheng was about to be mad, but she did not stop to say some gibberish.
Su Li slapped her out far away. She was fully awake and lay in the rotten leaves.
Su Li slowly opened and sniffed the jade bottle, then she laughed louder.
“Rotting-heart pill. If someone takes it, his heart will stop beating and he will die in one day, like sudden death.” She squatted down and put the jade bottle closely to Mammy Zheng’s mouth. Mammy Zheng immediately tried her best to shut up and constantly begged from the seams of her teeth.
“Don’t kill me. It’s the order of the First Madam. My life is worth nothing. Don’t kill me!”
Su Li slowly took back the jade bottle and stuffed it. Mammy Zheng relieved and fell to the ground.
“I certainly don’t want to kill you with the rotting-heart pill. It’s very valuable in the black market.”
As Su Li said, Mammy Zheng suddenly widened her eyes. It seemed that she wanted to say something, but in the end, she did not say anything, then died.
Su Li gently withdrew her hand inserted in Mammy Zheng’s heart. She wiped all the blood on Mammy Zheng’s body. She was so calm that it’s like she had just kill a chicken. She said to herself with pitiful tone,
“If there are weapons, I will not dirty my hands.”
After burying Mammy Zheng on the spot, Su Li returned to Baicao Tang, and the sky was light. She sang short songs like a butterfly flying among medicine cabinets. After a short time, she made up the antidote for Qi Xianqing. And then applied medicine on the wounds of her back. After that, she went to the guest room to sleep. All these activities only spent her less than two hours.
After an hour, Qi Xianqing got up and stretched. He sighed, “Erya was here with me, so I slept even better!”
After washing up, Qi Xianqing opened the door of the guest room and saw that Su Li was still in sleep. He could not help but reveal a warm smile. Then he turned to make up medicine.
Two days later, Su Li’s wounds got better. When she could move around, she immediately asked to return to the Su House. Couldn’t repeatedly refuse the requests of his successor, he finally sent her back.
Mammy Li returned to Su House yesterday and waited Su Li at Jinyuan Court. Jinyuan Court was cleaned up by Mammy Li within a day. Qi Xianqing wandered around and was satisfied for that.
“You must remember that you are hurt now. Don’t practice Xuangong in these few days. Don’t fight with others in order to avoid infecting the wounds.”
Qi Xianqing laughed as he said. It is impossible for Erya to fight with others.
Su Li sprawled on the edge of the delicate wood bed and nodded obediently.
After Qi Xianqing left, Mammy Li came over and said, “Second Miss, the layout of the Jinyuan Court is really exquisite, including the beds, the wooden furniture and the tea set. I have never expected that there is such a place in the Su Family.”
Su Li squinted her eyes and said with a smile unconsciously, “From what you said, it seems that you have not seen a more upscale house.”