[TYCDTN] – Chapter 100 Part 2
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Names mentioned in this chapter (which can also be found in the glossary):
-永乐侯府 (Yǒng lè hóu fǔ)- Marquis Yongle manor
-老太太 (Lǎo tàitài) – Old Madam
-桃紅 (táo hóng)- Female lead’s main maidservant
-柳綠 (liǔ lǜ)- Female lead’s main maidservant
-虞妙琪 (Yu miao qi) – the original fl of the novel and Yu Pin Yan’s Di younger sister
Yu Pin Yan leaned over all of a sudden and pinched her round lovely earlobe, then laughed in a low voice seemingly satisfied with the heat he felt on his fingers.
Yu Xiang was at her most susceptible now. Hearing his hoarse and sexy laughter, her lower abdomen contracted that she asked sharply, “Why are you laughing? Am I that laughable? My stomach hurts like a paring knife and you can still laugh it out, you are too callous!”
The accusation was simply unreasonable that Yu Si Yu turned her entire body away, pretending to seriously admire the lotus pond which was full of dead twigs and withered leaves outside the window.
Curbing his smiling expression immediately, Yu Pin Yan took Yu Xiang’s frail little shoulders into his arms and spoke with a doting tone, “Divine Doctor Pu said you might be grumpy in the near future and it’s indeed true. Okay, Elder Brother is not laughing anymore. Look at your little mouth, it can even hang several oil jars.” As he said that, he reached out to pinch his younger sister’s pouting lips.
Yu Xiang tilted her head to dodge him. Her big round eyes were dewy which she thought was fierce but in actuality, it was a coquettish glare. Yu Pin Yan felt his whole body tingling with numbness by her glare, he would have already taken her into his arms and bullied her if it was not for Yu Si Yu was still here.
Yu Si Yu shot a quick glance at the both of them and suddenly realized that the invincible elder brother in her heart who is sternly cool and unmoving can also talk and laugh like an ordinary person.
Not long after, Tao Hong came in with the food box and set the dishes out in row while Liu Lu helped fill the bowls with rice.
“Remove this diced chicken with hot pepper.” Yu Pin Yan pointed to one of the dishes.
“But this is one of Marquis’s favorite dishes.” Liu Lu hesitated.
“Xiang’er can’t eat spicy food right now. Won’t she cast covetous eyes at it if it’s placed here?” Yu Pin Yan then pointed to a plate of stir-fried fresh bamboo shoots with sliced meats, “Remove this too.”
Yu Xiang hurriedly used her chopsticks to hold the plate down, “No, I like bamboo shoots the most. There is no hot pepper in this dish, why do you want it removed?”
“Fresh bamboo shoots are cold in nature and you can’t eat them now. Remove it.” Yu Pin Yan tapped her chopsticks away then ordered Tao Hong and Liu Lu to take the dishes away before explaining carefully, “You can’t eat spicy, irritant and cold food, such as hawthorn, pickled vegetables, winter bamboo shoots, crab, river snails etc. Never mind, you can’t remember even after I’ve said it. I have a list here. Liu Lu, takes it to the dining room and asks the cook to pay attention to it. Oh right, cow’s milk too. Xiang’er must not drink cow’s milk these few days, otherwise it will lead to more acute abdominal pain.”
He took out a list from his sleeve pocket and handed it to Liu Lu then tasted all the dishes before pointing to a few and asked to be taken away.
“These dishes are all lightly flavored, why do you remove them too? You might as well let me live on air!” Yu Xiang slammed her chopsticks on the table and glared angrily at her elder brother. Yu Si Yu was so frightened that she could barely hold her own bowl of rice.
“There is too much salt in these dishes, which can easily cause edema and headache. Be good, just bear with it for a few days. Once you are better, eat whatever you like and Elder Brother will absolutely not stop you.” Yu Pin Yan pinched the tip of her nose.
The pale face of Yu Xiang gradually turned red as she questioned with a fierce mien but faint of heart, “How do you know so much about this? Did Divine Doctor Pu tell you all these? Don’t you feel embarrassed for a grown man like you to ask about this kind of female’s private matters?” Once the words faltered, she covered her face, as if she was feeling abashed for him.
Yu Si Yu shrank her shoulders, was struggling between leaving or not.
Yu Pin Yan laughed in a deep voice, “What am I embarrassed of when it comes to your health? Is it fun to watch you hovering between life and death in pain every month? The food is getting cold, eat up. If you make a scene again, Elder Brother will force feed you.”
He picked up the bowl in front of his younger sister then picked a chopstick of stir-fried cabbage and assumed a posture of wanting to feed her.
The previous Yu Xiang would not have thought much about feeding each other but now she felt that the blood was flowing backwards as her cheeks turned boiling hot. She promptly waved her hand to decline then obediently ate in silence. Only then was Yu Pin Yan satisfied, helping her pick up chopsticks and chopsticks of dishes while occasionally urging her to eat slowly to not choke up.
The aura between these two was just too weird and the air seemed to drift with the mixture of gunpowder smoke and honey smell. As if sitting on pins and needles, Yu Si Yu quickly finished her meal and said goodbye to her elder brother when she received an appreciative look from him on her way out.
When she was a distance away, Yu Pin Yan placed his chopsticks and bowl down before opening his mouth to speak composedly, “You have long known of your origin?” Otherwise, with the fiery temperament of Xiang’er, she would have torn apart the West Wing along with Yu Miao Qi.
Yu Xiang stiffened and nodded her head slowly. She was so troubled by her emotion problem that she had actually forgotten there was still this matter that needed to be concerned about.
Yu Pin Yan looked at her steadily and asked again, “When did you know about this?”
Yu Xiang naturally could not tell him that she knew it five years ago as soon as she opened her eyes, so she vaguely replied, “Not long after she came back.”
Yu Pin Yan did not pursue the question anymore. He carried her to sit on his lap and stated right to the point, “We are not biological siblings, do you have anything to say to me?”
Yu Xiang struggled for a long time and asked with anticipation, “Can you … you continue to be my Elder Brother?”
Tao Hong and Liu Lu held their breath unconsciously. The Marquis’ reply will determine whether their master can continue to stay in Marquis Yongle manor. If Lord Masquis’ answer is no, once their master leaves the door of the manor then at least half of the Capital’s noble ladies will try their best to humiliate her in any possible way to get back at her. Who asked their master to have such hateful mouth.
Yu Pin Yan was silent for a moment before he shook his head slowly, “No.” He wanted more than just being brother and sister.