I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 143
Translated by ShainaG Translations
Jiang Mingwei’s complexion changed, and finally smiled stiffly: “It’s fine, I should respect them in terms of seniority, how dare I fight with my sister-in-law.”
Jiang Mingwei’s expression didn’t look too good, and the others panicked and said one after another: “Since we’re already here, how sad it is to go back empty-handed. You should feel quite tired after walking for so long. Let’s head to the teahouse for a rest. Also, there’s a new play, which is very interesting.”
They talked in unison, and Jiang Mingwei walked out with them. When they arrived at the teahouse, the shopkeeper came to greet them, and respectfully led them to the private room upstairs.
Princess Jin and the other officials’ wives were of a different level, and they couldn’t be in the same space as the common folk. As soon as they got upstairs, the atmosphere was immediately separated from the one downstairs. They summoned the female troupe to come up and perform some of the capital’s most trendy shows. There were literary and martial arts, singing and acting. As Jiang Mingwei watched the show and was praised by the crowd again, she felt much better.
At this time, distant shouts could be heard from Li Ji Tailor across the street, the male servants were running in and out of the shop, as if they were moving some stuff, and the female servants had returned. Just at this moment, the female troupe had finished performing, Jiang Mingwei stood up, pretending to have just finished the play, and went downstairs.
Her close friends, who were smart, did not mention about the fact that they were not taken care of in the afternoon, they all pretended to have just watched the play and walked downstairs with a smile. One of the ladies, who married well and had the most power, said to Jiang Mingwei with a smile: “Didn’t you say that you like Song Brocade a long time ago? It happened that a new jacquard weave came yesterday. You should go have a look.”
Jiang Mingwei nodded slightly and said, “Okay.”
Jiang Mingwei had always liked Song Brocades, which was no secret in their circle. Song Brocades rely on jacquard weave to show its colors. If a new jacquard weave came to the capital, Jiang Mingwei would be the first to try it. No one dared to compete with Jiang Mingwei. They arrived at Li Ji Tailor, which was one of the best tailors in the capital. Their brocade courtyard was one of the biggest in the capital and has always been the first choice for the upper class ladies.
The male servants had already got the news. Before Jiang Mingwei even came close, the attendant, who specially served the ladies came running out to welcome them. Jiang Mingwei secretly breathed a sigh of relief, pretending as if she had just arrived, and asked to see the new Song Brocade.
After Jiang Mingwei said this, the female attendant’s face turned slightly stiff. She hurriedly apologized, went outside and whispered to someone for a while, then raised the curtain and came in with a very embarrassed expression: “Princess Jin, I’m very sorry. The newly arrived Song Brocade is sold out.”
“It’s sold out?” The other girls in the group were very surprised. One of the ladies pointed to the male attendant outside the curtain and said, “Sold out? Isn’t he holding the Song Brocade in his hand?”
The female attendant’s expression looked even more embarrassed: “This……this is what Princess An ordered. Princess An thinks this pattern is really nice, and asked us to send over all the inventories in our store.”
“What?” These women were all in shock. They used to enjoy such privileges, it was the first time that they were intercepted. The more people around her exclaimed, the more ugly Jiang Mingwei’s expression turned.
Someone noticed Jiang Mingwei’s expression, and secretly nudged the people around her, before tentatively saying: “Even if Princess An likes it, there is no reason to buy them all. Princess An is indeed royalty, but Princess Jin is also a princess, her identity is not that far off. Since Princess An can’t even use that much of it, why don’t you leave a few pieces for Princess Jin?”
Jiang Mingwei squeezed her handkerchief tightly a few times, and smiled reluctantly: “How dare I take the things that my sister-in-law likes. Since she wants it, just let her have it.”
After Jiang Mingwei finished speaking, she didn’t say anything further, stood up quickly and walked out. This time even the blind could tell that Jiang Mingwei was in a very bad mood, everyone was afraid to speak, and hurried to catch up with her.
Jiang Mingwei couldn’t even bother to keep her calm demeanor, and said coldly: “Prepare the sedan chair, return to the palace.” She completely ignored her close friends who kept calling her from behind.
Jiang Mingwei got in her chair and left without even saying goodbye. The others who were left behind, were embarrassed, they looked at each other with a foul expression.
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