Second Marriage [Chapter 1-onwards] - 11.2
Chapter 11 Part 2
Xiao Youning had her own plans and was waiting for more information to come. However, she didn’t expect that Ye Shen was the one behind adding fuel to the flames. It only took one day for everyone in the capital to know where she was staying.
And at this time, the capital was bustling about another matter that made many noble families eagerly look forward to it. The Li Family was also one of them.
“Mother, this son has been busy with lessons lately and does not have the free time to go out to a banquet.”
At the Li Family’s residence, Madam Li had called her son to come and see her. After her kind intentions were rejected, her face changed immediately.
With a bang, Madam Li set down the teacup on the red sandalwood table. She raised her fierce eyes to stare at him and said, “The instructors of the academy have clearly let you study at home this month. What lessons are there? I want you to attend the banquet and you raise all sorts of excuses. For your mother, will this hurt you?”
Li Qingzhi’s complexion did not look good when his thoughts were exposed. He didn’t say anything and straightened his neck 1.
Her son’s appearance of being unmoved by force or persuasion made Madam Li angry.
Since Xiao Youning made a mess of the Li Family, her husband had not been kind to her and hardly spoke a word to her. Her son also blamed her. Every day when he came to pay his respects, it would only be a simple, perfunctory sentence. Then, he would turn around and leave.
She wanted him to divorce Xiao Youning. In the end, who was it for? Was it not for this family?
Even she, a woman in the back of the house, knew that the Government Cabinet and Imperial Censors submitted a memorial to ask the Emperor to rule on the Xiao Family’s crimes. Even the officials that were close to the Xiao Family took turns to participate in the memorial.
WIthout her decisiveness, the Li Family would have been humiliated at this moment. They would even have to follow the Xiao Family’s future. How could they not understand?
“No matter what you think in your heart, you must come with me on that day.” Madam Li was in a bad mood, so she had to maintain a strong momentum. “The Eldest Princess rarely holds a banquet. This time since she invited our family, we must not be rude!”
His mother’s domineering attitude made Li Qingzhi secretly take a breath. When he finally turned blue, he said nothing as he bowed and immediately left.
Madam Li was so angry with his attitude that she threw her teacup down splashing the contents all over the floor.
“He really wants to anger me to death! Is it because he can’t forget that charming fox?!” Madam Li gritted her teeth. Her eyes were filled with hate, “Even the Empress Dowager’s blood relative can’t compare to that charming fox?
The pozi beside her hurried to lightly pat her on the back to sooth her anger and said, “Madam, it’s not worth being angry. After all, the Second Young Master is young and he has been in contact with Young Miss Xiao since he was a child, so there is more or less still affection in the heart. When he has seen Princess Huijing and knows how lovely the Princess Huijing is, he will understand who is good.”
“But if you look at him like that, is there a sense of appreciation? The Eldest Princess’ banquet is to select a husband for her daughter, Princess Huijing, and only then can it be said that the younger generation was brought together for an exciting event.”
The more Madam Li spoke, the angrier she got. She raised her hand and wanted to throw the fruit plate that was on the table. The pozi immediately held her hand and advised again. “Madam… It is not that this servant belittles herself. Just think about it. At this time, the Eldest Princess’ residence has given our Li Family an invitation. There must be a deeper meaning to it. Do you still remember Princess Huijing meeting our Second Young Master at the beginning of spring this year…”
The moment the words were spoken, the anger on Madam Li’s face suddenly disappeared and her eyes even had a happy look. But these emotions were only for a moment. She controlled herself so that she did not vent her anger out on these despicable matters again. She withdrew her arms and sat upright.
“Those words are reasonable, but it may not be necessary. On that day, take him and tie him to the carriage.”
The pozi knew that Madam Li liked what she had just said. The pozi bent over and nodded several times to agree. She praised Li Qingzhi at once and boasted that no one else in the capital but him could be the right match for Princess Huijing.
Madam Li had had good feelings for Princess Huijing for a long time. Her mood improved and she felt pleased. She quickly smiled and ordered for new clothes to be made for her son so that he could wear them during the banquet.
As soon as the person who listened to the order withdrew, he saw the Li Family’s front courtyard steward hurrying in a panic to come over and said he wanted to see her.
The front courtyard stewards were all a part of Master Li’s people. He most likely came after hearing some orders. The servant’s face was immediately filled with smiles and invited him to appear in front of Madam Li.
The steward respectfully saluted and said in a calm and steady tone, “Madam, Master asks you to change clothes and go with him to see the Xiao Family’s Young Miss.”
Madam Li’s smile immediately froze on her face. She asked with uncertainty, “See who?”
“The Xiao Family’s Young Miss.”
The smile on Madam Li’s face completely disappeared and a sharp voice came out of her mouth: “Why should I go see that little wench?!”