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Chapter 86.2 - Slap Her for Me

 

After some consideration, Luo Qing Luan realized what’s going on. Most likely, Wang Xur Ru had entrusted someone to send her a verbal message, so that she come home to support her mother, right? Otherwise, why would she be dressed up so meticulously, exactly as if she’s going to pay a visit to the empress?

Reclining on the handcart, Luo Qing Shuang looked poised and noble, with dangling hairpins and dangling ruby earrings rocking back and forth. Her eyebrows were like brush strokes as her hand stroked her slightly swelling belly, not concealing it in the least. Instead, the corners of her mouth even exposed an obvious hint of pride.

The contingent directly walked inside. Besides the head manager who led at the front who saw Luo Qing Luan and nodded at her from far away with an enchanting smile, the rest of the people seemed as if they didn’t see her. Only when the shoulder handcart almost passed by did Luo Qing Shuang seemed to notice and uttered, “Wait wait……”

She turned her head around, pretending to be surprised as she said, “Aiya, it really is Younger Sister? I nearly didn’t see you!”

After saying so, the two servants carrying her on their shoulders let her down and immediately two servants came up to meet her. One to her left and one to her right, they lent their arms to support her, afraid Luo Qing Shuang would trip and fall. Watching her walking slowly step by step as if this level ground could cause her to slip at any time, Luo Qing Luan smilingly said, “It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other. Elder Sister seems to even have trouble walking and needs people to help you?”

Luo Qing Shuang didn’t reply and instead, the servant by her side answered, “The Second Miss Luo seems to be unaware, but our Lady, the imperial side concubine’s pregnancy is coming along. Fifth Prince repeatedly instructed us to carefully take care of Her Lady, the Imperial Side Concubine, and can’t be careless.”

Luo Qing Shuang smiled rather complacently. “It made sense that Fifth Prince was nervous. Younger Sister doesn’t know, but he especially invited the imperial physician to examine me. He said that I’m carrying a little heir. This will indeed be Fifth Prince’s first child. It’s only reasonable to be a bit more careful so as to avoid that thing without eyes to bump into me again. How can I explain myself to Fifth Prince if that happened?”

Even though she was speaking cheerfully, filled with pleasantness, once Luo Qing Luan heard these words, she knew her sister was talking about her. In the past, she pushed Luo Qing Shuang into the pond. No doubt Luo Qing Shuang recalled this enmity at this time and couldn’t keep herself from making snide remarks when they met. This is still light.

From the ostentatious display in coming home today, she had undoubtedly come to make trouble.

Once she heard these words, Luo Qing Luan dispelled thoughts of going to pay Boss Li a visit. Luo Qing Shuang came back to look for trouble, but she reckoned that she wouldn’t make a move against her openly. It’s more likely she would deal with Hongyu, Zhangzhi, and Songzhi, helping her mother make a scene. This was probably unavoidable.

Thinking of this, Luo Qing Luan smiled indifferently. “You’re right, Elder Sister, Fifth Prince attached such importance to this child, it may be assumed that he’ll certainly be very fond of it in the future. Elder Sister should take good care of your body and give birth to a princely heir soon. At that time, it will become the Fifth Prince Mansion’s first heir. Even if he marries a principal imperial consort in the future. Based on this point alone, she still won’t be able to compare to Elder Sister.”

After these words sounded, Luo Qing Luang seemed to have thought of something and grinned, “Speaking of this, it seems that the child in Elder Sister’s belly is the same as Elder Sister? The mothers are both side concubines, yet have the highest ranks, heh heh……what a coincidence.”

“You……” Her words which carried no anger actually made Luo Qing Shuang so angry that she ground her teeth.

She merely called Luo Qing Luan ‘a thing with no eyes’ without thinking much about it, yet the other promptly talked back. That girl even brought up the sore point with bothered her the most in her entire life! Her status as an imperial side concubine and her mother as a side concubine. This was a shame that couldn’t be washed for a lifetime!

It was for the sake of taking back her mother’s prestige that she’s going to properly put those women in their place. If she could force her father to promote her mother to the position of main wife, then that would be best.

Great plans could be ruined by a little impatience. Since Luo Qing Luan was already not someone who she could deal with easily, Luo Qing Shuang’s complexion changed from pale to flushed to pale. Finally, she was able to suppress her anger and responded indifferently, “Isn’t Younger Sister getting married? I’m going to visit Mother, so won’t continue talking to you.”

Seeing that she was leaving, Luo Qing Luan actually followed her beaming with smiles. “It’s so rare for Elder Sister to come back, how can I still go out? In any case, I have nothing to do. I’ll just come with you to visit Father’s Concubine. I just heard that father scolded Father’s Concubine. I reckon that she may still be crying. I came back just in time. Let’s go right away……”

She hadn’t finished speaking when Luo Qing Shuang’s complexion changed greatly. How would she still be able to suppress her temper. She immediately quickened her footsteps left.

Following behind Luo Qing Shuang, Luo Qing Luan thought that she would directly go find Wang Xue Ru. Who knew after her elder sister heard a few things from her, the housekeeper leading the way turned towards another direction. He surprisingly advanced towards Lilac Courtyard.

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Inside Lilac Courtyard, Hongyu was strumming the zither. The melodious, sweet-sounding music reverberated throughout the entire courtyard, prompting the little birds to chirp endlessly as they landed on the treetops, brimming with peace and contentment. Shui Rou, the maid serving by her side was also intoxicated by the music, listening with eyes narrowed while displaying an entranced expression.

“Where is this noise coming from? It’s dirtying my ears!” Suddenly, an annoyed voice sounded and the zither music came to a stop. Hongyu turned her head to take a look and saw a glamorous woman dressed in a palace dress coming in, looking at her with an entirely gloomy face.

“You’re……” Hongyu had never seen this woman before and couldn’t help but ask.

“What big nerves. You’ve seen our imperial side concubine yet actually still hasn’t kneeled down to pay your respects. You’re so offensive and lacking in manners. Really should be beaten!” The servant by the woman’s side immediately charge forward intimidatingly, face filled with an ominous glint.

Hongyu was alarmed and was going to resolve the situation when the poised woman spoke emotionlessly, “Slap her for me!”