I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 237
House Fight (5)
After getting home, the first thing Mu Mingtang did was to take a good bath. At the moment, she was waiting for her hair to dry naturally.
Since she didn’t have anything to do, she began to think about what had transpired today, and couldn’t help but sigh from the bottom of her heart: “The Jin palace is filled with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. How wonderful.”
[TL Notes: “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”- This is a Chinese idiom in which the words ‘Tiger’ and ‘Dragon’ directly refer to people with special hidden talents. This idiom is used to remind people to never underestimate anybody.]
Xie Xuanchen, who had also just taken a bath and had wet hair, glanced at Mu Mingtang and said with a hint of playfulness, “What? Relishing other people’s plight?”
“Hmm.” Mu Mingtang readily agreed, “I’m happy to see that they are not doing well.”
The white moonlight in Xie Xuanji’s heart had already become his wife, his concubines were both charming and delicate, and there were also beautiful maids to hug left and right. Although there were a lot of conflicts in the palace, they were all for Xie Xuanji. That’s why, it could be said that he was living a life which every man wished for.
By the way, Jiang Mingwei was also not someone to be trifled with. As Xie Xuanji’s main wife, even though the palace was filled with schemes, she could easily take care of most of those disobedient concubines under her.
Mu Mingtang seriously thought over her words, before continuing: “Since Jiang Mingwei is a princess, her status and background is something that other women cannot compare to. She also lives a life as she wishes. On the other hand, Xie Xuanji is a prince surrounded by his beautiful wife and concubine. So how could this be called a life filled with suffering? I’m wondering if the people involved in this drama themselves are very happy with the arrangements.”
Xie Xuanchen glanced at Mu Mingtang and couldn’t help reminding: “You are also a princess.”
“I know, I know. That’s not what I’m trying to say.” Mu Mingtang neared Xie Xuanchen and asked in a slightly suppressed voice, “I have a question that I’m particularly curious about. If it were you today, how would you deal with the conflict between wives and concubines?”
Xie Xuanchen glanced at Mu Mingtang and said helplessly, “Your statement is not valid, since I don’t even have a concubine.”
“Don’t even think about taking a concubine with me around, I won’t allow it. What if you were in Xie Xuanji’s position, what would you deal with today’s matter?” After Mingtang finished speaking, she glared at Xie Xuanchen with sourness hidden under it, “Why don’t you answer my question? Is it because you don’t dare to tell your true thoughts? Or do you really want to take in a concubine? You haven’t uttered a single word since I asked you that question!”
When Xie Xuanchne didn’t give a response, Mu Mingtang gave it a serious thought. Since she was the one who had instigated the matter, and was also unreasonably stirring troubles, it would be better to suppress this here.
Mu Mingtang quickly tried to change the topic by saying, “Let’s not dwell on irrelevant things. I was just curious about how men think about such situations.”
Xie Xuanchen didn’t even think deeply before saying, “What is there to think? As for that woman…”
“Lianhan.” Mu Mingtang tried to correct him in a low voice as Xie Xuanchen continued, “That woman is definitely not someone good. She stole some of the management rights of the main wife in the pretense of sharing her burdens, and pretended to be ill to get sympathy. If she is willing to meddle with the mistress’s household management, what is there that she doesn’t dare to do to break their house?”
Mu Mingtang looked at him in surprise: “So, you also can clearly see it?”
Xie Xuanchen snorted, he felt that the question was not quite right: “What do you mean by also? Isn’t that cheap trick way too obvious?”
“I always thought that only women can see when women are being pretentious and acting weak. It turns out that men can also tell. Since you can see it at a glance, why can’t that Xie Xuanji? I’ve seen him getting swayed by Lianhan many times. Is Xie Xuanji blind? Or is he the kind of person who is full of wisdom and tactics when he works outside but actually doesn’t understand the matters of the palace?” Mu Mingtang asked.
Xie Xuanchen laughed and said softly, “How is that possible?”
“It’s not that men ain’t sharp, in fact, the truth is completely opposite of what you think. There is actually much more fighting and scheming among officials in the imperial court than in their residences. If Xie Xuanji can’t even see the struggles in his residence, how can he survive in the court?”
“But Xie Xuanji’s heart was clearly swaying towards Lianhan.” Mu Mingtang said, “Moreover, he feels that Lianhan is weak and innocent.”
“That’s because she is his beloved woman.” Xie Xuanchen said casually, “It’s not that he doesn’t understand, but his feelings had clouded his judgment. If the same were to happen to me, I would also be partial to you. Whenever you scold the Jiang family, I think what you said is well-founded, very reasonable, and I also feel pity for you.”
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