I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 121
Translated by ShainaG Translations
“How can we do that?” Xie Xuanji refused, “Filial piety always comes first, no matter how urgent the matter, like how we should always uphold our moral principles, and all we have to do now is wait for some time to pass.”
Filial piety, what does this have to do with filial piety! Jiang Mingwei was really upset, she wasn’t even Mu Mingtang’s daughter-in-law or granddaughter-in-law, they’re of the same seniority, why should they have to respect them? She had so much piled up in the Jin Manor, the servants were all waiting for her orders, the empress was also waiting for her reply! If she got back late today, and she can’t finish what she had on hand, wouldn’t she just be scolded by the queen?
However, Xie Xuanji was determined to play his good brother role. Even if Jiang Mingwei was anxious, she could only wait with Xie Xuanji. Jiang Mingwei kept looking inside, and just when she almost couldn’t sit still anymore, there was movement coming from the inside.
The maids lifted the curtains and greeted them. Jiang Mingwei breathed a sigh of relief and quickly stood up: “Second brother, second sister-in-law, good morning. We’re here to greet you.”
Xie Xuanji stood up later than her.
It wasn’t because Xie Xuanji was slow. It was just that Xie Xuanji was really surprised when he saw Xie Xuanchen.
Yesterday, when Mrs. Jiang brought Jiang Mingwei to the An Manor, Xie Xuanji didn’t come along with them. Therefore, Xie Xuanji’s impression of Xie Xuanchen still remained on the day of his wedding.
That day Xie Xuanchen was going crazy, his hair was all over the place, and he looked like a madman. After that, Xie Xuanchen fainted after using up all his strength, and laid back on the bed weakly, he didn’t show any signs of resisting. So in Xie Xuanji’s impression, Xie Xuanchen was either chained, or in a crazy state, or sick, anyway, he was a lunatic.
Xie Xuanji’s pure and sophisticated look was indeed far from Xie Xuanji’s expectation. Seeing Xie Xuanchen walking slowly towards them, Xie Xuanji seemed to have instantly returned to the time when he just arrived at the capital. At that time, he had to leave his hometown, and suddenly fell into the royal atmosphere in the capital, he felt defeated and inferior. In Xie Xuanji’s eyes, even the guards who sent him here looked majestic, it was the first time in his life seeing something like this.
But these people were just the Xie family’s guards. In the Xie Manor, Xie Xuanji saw what real royalty looked like, he even got to meet his uncle——Xie Yi, who was described in books as a mighty general, and he also met his cousin, who was raised at the top and was always the centre of attention. He was Xie Xuanchen.
Chen, Xingchen, Beichen, even the names were more noble than him. That day, Xie Xuanchen was wearing his armor, he looked rather majestic, and many people followed behind him. The head servant behind Xie Xuanji addressed him as “Second young master” and quickly introduced Xie Rui and Xie Xuanji to him. Xie Xuanchen nodded slightly at them.
At that time, when Xie Xuanchen walked towards him, it was the same as today, it was like a gleam of light shined from behind him, he was also surrounded by many people, but Xie Xuanchen was noble and cold, high and mighty, glancing down at the world with disdain.
That was the first time Xie Xuanji saw Xie Xuanchen. Later, Xie Xuanji went with his father to pick up Jiang Mingwei’s family, and happened to meet Xie Xuanchen at the city gate. At that time, he yelled at him “second brother” because he wanted to show him off to his childhood playmates, but that very unbothered glance from Xie Xuanchen undoubtedly hurt him.
Xie Xuanji clearly realized that between him and Xie Xuanchen, as if with people around them, he was squeezed in the crowd, unable to even move a single inch, but Xie Xuanchen was high and mighty, he flew past and no one could’ve caught up to him.
Later, the status of their family gradually rose, and Xie Xuanji appeared more often in various events, and he gradually gained fame in the capital. But at that time, Xie Xuanchen was already famous all over the country, even the other clans that were shut outside the border, who couldn’t understand Chinese characters nor speak Chinese, all understand these three characters “Xie Xuanchen”.
Why did they both have to appear in the same era, apparently having someone way too powerful in the same era as him, would really make him feel breathless.
It wasn’t until Xie Xuanchen’s fall that Xie Xuanji was finally able to shine. Over the years, Xie Xuanji was the eldest son of the emperor, a virtuous prince praised by everyone, and the emperor’s most diligent son. It was like he rode the wind, everything he did sailed smoothly. He could hardly even remember what that inferior small town official’s son looked like.
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