I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 35
Translated by ShainaG Translations
When she finished dressing herself up, she was so happy both physically and mentally that she couldn’t help but look at herself in the mirror. At this time, she had completely forgotten about Xie Xuanchen’s existence.
After dressing up, Mu Mingtang was obviously in a good mood. She hummed along as she arranged the clothes in the mahogany box into the closet in her room. She was obviously in a very good mood even when she was feeding him lunch.
In the afternoon, she had done everything she needed to complete. With the money in her hands, Mu Mingtang slowly began to ponder on the matter of restoring Xie Xuanchen’s body.
The kitchen didn’t know that she fed her own porridge to Xie Xuanchen, so the food that was sent to her were all very common. Ordinary people could easily drink it, but if it was fed to a patient, things weren’t as simple.
It’s a pity that she couldn’t leave the manor, so the duty of going out to get stuff fell onto the guards outside. Although they had to listen to military orders, there is also a saying that goes money can make the devil turn millstones, and while the chief guard wasn’t paying attention, she might be able to try.
Mu Mingtang sat in the sun, slowly peeling some almonds. These nuts were snacks from outside, which she asked one of the guards to get for her in exchange for a jade hair pin.
The chief guard refused to let Mu Mingtang leave Yu Lin Hall, so when he wasn’t paying close attention, she took advantage of this and quietly bribed the other guards, she asked them to buy her some snacks from the outside. Mu Mingtang only said that she felt bored and wanted to have some snacks to pass time. She was only fifteen years old, and was about the same age as their sisters, but she would have to spend the rest of her life in lockdown. Even if the guards had received military orders, they will inevitably still feel compassionate towards her.
Most importantly, the jade hairpin was way more expensive than the almonds. Since Mu Mingtang gave them the hairpin, it was impossible for her to ask for the change. How much can a jade hairpin that was of good quality be pawned for, and how much would a handful of fried almonds cost?
That was how Mu Mingtang got the snacks from outside. Mu Mingtang didn’t go through so much trouble just for herself. She planned to grind these almonds and hazelnuts, mix them in the porridge and feed them to Xie Xuanchen.
Xie Xuanchen slept for a long time, he was rarely exposed to the sunlight, so he urgently needed nutrition. But Mu Mingtang didn’t dare to ask the guards to help her buy eggs, goat’s milk and the like. That was too obvious. She was afraid it would raise suspicion, so she could only start with nuts and slowly provide Xie Xuanchen’s body with the nutrients he needed.
Peeling hazelnuts and almonds requires much patience. Mu Mingtang was knocking on the skin of the nut when she suddenly heard movements at the door. She thought it was the person who was responsible to deliver the food, and without looking up, she said, “Leave it at the door, and I’ll come and get it.”
After Mu Mingtang finished speaking, she wondered why the food delivery person came so early today. However, just as her words fell, and there was no response at the door for a long time. Mu Mingtang suddenly felt that something was wrong, she quickly looked up and found that Xie Xuanji was standing by the door, he was looking at her indistinctly.
Mu Mingtang’s fingers tensed up subconsciously, and then she calmly showed the husks on the table. Xie Xuanji would come to her, it was mostly because he knew what she was up to. It was useless for her to cover up, it’ll look even more suspicious.
Mu Mingtang wiped her hands with a handkerchief, and then stood up unhurriedly: “The Prince of Jin, I didn’t know that it was you, how rude of me.”
Xie Xuanji walked into the hall and frowned when he saw the furnishings around him. He didn’t know whether he was frowning because Yu Lin Hall looked so lifeless, or because Mu Mingtang looked so calm even in this kind of environment.
The guards were so frightened that they didn’t dare to step in the door, Xie Xuanji seemed to not be worried about this. He stopped in front of Mu Mingtang, looked at her and the husks in front of her, and asked, “Where did these come from?”
“Don’t you know where this came from, Prince Jin?” Mu Mingtang didn’t seem to panic at all, she wrapped the peeled nuts with a piece of paper, and said, “I’ve been stuck here all day long, I can’t even go out. I just wanted to have some nuts, is this also illegal?”
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