I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 236
House Fight (4)
Hearing Mu Mingtang’s words, Lianhan hurriedly knelt down with a pale face and apologised. Her body was shivering due to fear.
Xie Xuanji also lowered his head to glance at Lianhan. He suppressed his emotions as he didn’t want to lash out on Lianhan for now. In order to calm down the situation, he also went on apologising to Mu Mingtang: “It was this younger brother’s lack of discipline that led to the nameless concubine offending the sister-in-law. Sister-in-law, please rest assured, today I promise you that this will be the last time you’ll be suffering such injustice, as I won’t ever let it happen again.”
Mu Mingtang didn’t care at all about whatever was being said. Anyway, she wasn’t going to visit Prince Jin’s mansion that often. Whatever Xie Xuanji did with his wife and concubines, what did it have anything to do with her?
Anyway, this show had already satisfied Mu Mingtang enough, so she stood up, planning to head back home: “Brother-in-law, this is your family matter, so you can do whatever you see fit. You see, it is now getting late. So your second brother and I should go back too. Prince Jin and princess Jin, we’ll be taking our leave now. You don’t need to send us to the door.”
Although Mu Mingtang said so, Xie Xuanji didn’t dare to be negligent. He and Jiang Mingwei sent the two of them to the door. Along the way, in the corridor, Xie Xuanji looked at Mu Mingtang’s bright red dress and sparklingly shiny crown, and came to a realisation that the main wife would always be the main wife and a concubine would always be a concubine. This was an undeniable fact.
No matter how much he favoured Lianhan, at the end, she was still a low level concubine. She could only please and serve him in private. Most importantly, she clearly didn’t know how to handle important and serious affairs like today. Linnhan had few opportunities to speak with Mu Mingtang but most of her replies were quite offensive.
With the kind of identity she had, no matter how capable Lianhan actually was, the matter of her being in charge of the household affairs of Jin manor would only make other people ridicule him. No, she couldn’t even assist in such matters.
Xie Xuanji had already dispelled any idea of letting Lianhan assist in the internal affairs of the palace. He originally intended to use Lianhan to teach Jiang Mingwei a lesson, but Lianhan’s status was too low, and she often acted conspicuously, so it didn’t seem that much of a good idea. Anyway, Mu Mingtang’s earlier words had rang the alarm bells. If the Jin Palace got ridiculed by outsiders because of a woman, where was he going to put his face?
Before Xie Xuanchen and Mu Mingtang could leave, Xie Xuanji had made up his mind as he said: “Today, the concubine had been rude and offended the sister-in-law, so this brother would like to apologise to both the second brother and sister-in-law. What you said is right, there is a difference between wife and concubines. It is the wife’s duty and right to manage the household, and it would be a joke if a concubine started helping the main wife handle such matters.”
Although Xie Xuanji had finally acknowledged the difference between the status of a main wife and the concubine, Jiang Mingwei’s heart still felt heavy because Xie Xuanji had said those words after Mu Mingtang’s reminder.
‘Mu Mingtang only said a few words and Xie Xuanji already changed his mind?’ Jiang Mingwei looked at Xie Xuanji in disbelief and a seed of doubt sprouted in her mind.
“You don’t have to tell us that. We don’t have time to care about your personal affairs, but if you let your women offend Mingtang ever again, then you should prepare yourself for further complications. Today is New Year’s Eve, and it’s not auspicious to cause conflicts in the family, so I will not hold this against you. But if it happened another time, I would not care what occasion it was and who was present. If you want to maintain your face in front of your women, then take care of them and don’t let them mess with my people again.”
Xie Xuanchen threatened Xie Xuanji with cold and deep eyes staring at the latter.
“The younger brother will remember what the elder brother has taught.” Xie Xuanji was ashamed.
As the atmosphere between the two became tense, Mu Mingtang and Jiang Mingwei stood at the side and did not interfere. After Xie Xuanchen finished lecturing Xie Xuanji, he smiled toward Mu Mingtang and left a sentence before striding away: “Let’s go, time to go home.”
Mu Mingtang uttered “Un”. After throwing a quick glance toward Xie Xuanji and Jiang Mingwei, she also turned around and chased after Xie Xuanchen.
Their visit to the Jin palace had brought unexpected joy to Mu Mingtang.
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