Chapter 35 Her Wish , Part 1
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“You’er, where did so many slaves come from? What do you want to do?” Fortunately Mu YingYi saw the rows of orderly slaves alight from the carriage. He distracted Zi You so she could calm her emotions.
She went in front of the slaves and pointed to Old General Mu, “Pay your respects to Lao TaiYe.”
The forty-nine slaves knelt and shouted, “We slaves pay respects to Lao TaiYe. We wish Lao TaiYe fortune and good blessings!”
Zi You then pointed to Mu YingYi, “Pay your respects to Second LaoYe.”
Forty-nine slaves also bowed towards Mu YingYi.
Zi You waved her hand and said to the housekeeper QuanBo, “QuanBo, you help arrange their accommodations. ShiYun, you bring YouLian to YouRan Ju.”
Finished speaking, she turned in the arms of her grandfather and coquettishly said, “Grandfather, didn’t I tell you I wanted to form a female medical team? You were worried I couldn’t recruit people. Now I have the people. You won’t object now right?”
Old General Mu and Mu YingYi were shocked. They looked at each Zi You and asked in unison, “You’re telling the truth? You really want to form a female medical team?”
Zi You decisively nodded and resolutely said, “Yes, You’er was not playing around. From now on, if grandfather or uncle goes onto the battlefield, You’er will follow along.”
Old General Mu and Mu YingYi saw Zi You even brought back people. They then realized she wasn’t playing around. She had real intentions. Old General Mu was happy and excited, but also deeply concerned. Great Yan never had women on the battlefield. Even Dier disguised herself as a man and secretly followed along.
Chapter 35 Her Wish , Part 2
But now his granddaughter wanted to bring a forty-odd female medical team to war. No matter what, this matter could not be hidden.
Old General Mu did not worry the Emperor would not agree or his granddaughter could not succeed in forming the medical team. His fear was once his granddaughter went to war with him and confronted male soldiers, her future marriage prospects would be difficult.
What noble family wants a daughter-in-law who only knew how to fight and kill? He also felt that no noble gongzi was good enough for his granddaughter.
Old General Mu pondered and called Zi You into his study. He persuaded, “You’er, you want to learn martial arts or medicine, grandfather would not oppose. But forming a female medical team and following grandfather onto the battlefield, grandfather really couldn’t agree. If I really put you on the battlefield, it would be hard to find a marriage partner. Do you understand?”
Zi You calmly nodded. “I understand, grandfather. Great Yan’s noble daughters and xiaojies, in addition to needlework and housekeeping, there is ‘Female Virtues’ and ‘Female Disciplines [books].’” Only need to learn a little zither, chess, calligraphy and painting; not a lot, but enough to be cultured. Those who really learned the essence are little. A woman’s virtue is to have no talent, right? The other day, mother told me to read more of ‘A Daughter’s Sutra’ and learn more needlework, and wanted to find You’er a teacher for that.”
“Oh? There’s such a thing? Why didn’t you mention it? You agreed?” Old General Mu asked in surprise, his eyebrows locked.
It seemed Wang Yiping was lively again, seeing his oldest son about to leave.
Zi You nodded. “I agreed. If I don’t, won’t I disappoint mother’s feelings? Doesn’t father say daughter doesn’t understand anything?”
Zi You said this with a little ridicule. Although she was smiling, the smile did not reach her eyes.