I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 157
Translated by ShainaG Translations
Hmm, it seems like even childhood sweethearts and married couples will have arguments.
Her best friend never knew she would make a mistake. At that moment, she felt embarrassed and quickly changed the topic. Jiang Mingwei was not in the mood, she was still angry about the incident last night.
In the past few days, as she had fallen sick, the entire Jin manor was a mess. Some maids tried to seduce Xie Xuanji and some even volunteered themselves to sleep with Xie Xuanji. Jiang Mingwei was aware of this incident and couldn’t wait to protect Xie XuanJi from all this. In order to warn the others about this, she didn’t even hesitate in dragging her sick body and punished the two maids for their behavior. But right then, the Empress’s trusted subordinate came over to pass her some medicine.
Although the Mama was sent by the Empress to ask about her wellbeing, in reality, she was warning Jiang Mingwei not to be jealous, and to quickly get pregnant with her son’s child.
Jiang Mingwei felt cold and helpless after hearing those words. Although she had just finished a bowl of medicine, her body felt cold and her heart felt even colder.
Although Madam Xie had become the Empress, she was not loved by the emperor. Xie Rui, who had many young and beautiful concubines around him, never even stayed a night in the Empress’s room for many years. The only reason she became the Empress was because she gave birth to Xie Xuanji. Also because Xie Rui cared about his reputation, he did not want to look bad in front of the people just because he abandoned his wife, who had gone through many hardships with him in the beginning.
Hence, the Empress put a lot of focus on Xie Xuanji. Xie Xuanji was the most popular prince in the imperial court, but he was not the only candidate. His brothers were about to come of age, and would soon be his competitors.
The standpoint of a daughter in law and a mother in law is always different. The Empress only wanted Xie Xuanji to have a son as soon as possible. It didn’t matter to her whether the kid was given birth by his wife or someone else.
Jiang Mingwei could spend extravagantly and she could even be useless, the only thing she was not permitted to do was to be jealous of others.
Although the Empress was in the palace, she placed many spies in the Jin manor. As soon as Jiang Mingwei punished the chamber maids, the Empress then immediately sent someone over.
Jiang Mingwei was discouraged after hearing the Empress’s warning. The Aunt Xie that watched her grow up turned out to be a terrible mother-in law. When they were still in Lin An, Madam Xie wanted her to be her daughter in law, and even assured Madam Jiang that she would treat her as if she was her own daughter. However, in just a few years, the Empress then got herself involved in her son’s marriage. She even blatantly sided with Xie Xuanji’s chamber maids.
Jiang Mingwei was very upset, when they were still in Lin An, the Xie family lived right next to the Jiang family. Although Jiang Mingwei and Madam Xie were not as close as a real mother and daughter pair, they got along very well. To Jiang Mingwei, she was closer to Aunt Xie than her biological aunts. Later, the adults tried to pair Xie XuanJi with her. Jiang MingWei was shy about it, but in fact, she knew how much she wanted to marry into the Xie family, so she got closer and closer with Madam Xie.
But after the two families’ status changed and they moved to the capital, nothing was the same anymore. Jiang Mingwei felt distant to the Xie family, and even felt distant with Aunt Xie.
Once Madam Xie became the Empress, the gentle and kind aunt in her memories completely disappeared. The woman that was sitting up there, felt just like a complete stranger.
Jiang Mingwei was unable to adjust to this sudden shift during her previous life. In addition, she was young, ambitious and rebellious. She thought that if she was treated by the Xie family with an indifferent attitude, she would rather not marry into their family. During the years, she still paid attention to Xie Xuanchen’s updates. Yet, she clearly knew there was no chance between them. It didn’t matter if it was before or after Xie Xuanchen’s incident, she could only marry Xie Xuanji, the one who was always slightly behind and an inferior of Xie Xuanchen.
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