Rebirth of the Excellent Daughter of the Marquis Household - Chapter 36 (Sponsored)
Chapter 36: Caring person
Gu Yu Qi took the bottle and looked at it carefully. The bottle was carved from the finest Xiuyan jade, completely whole with no flaws at all. Although Xiuyan jade was not a precious type of jade in the modern times, such a piece of Xiuyan jade in the ancient times without flaws was rare and it was a treasure.
Who was so generous? Forgetting the red plum blossom, the jade bottle was also valuable.
“Chun Xing, let’s take this plum blossom and place it at my father’s place,” Gu Yu Qi thought for a while and said.
“Yes,” Chun Xing felt that it was a pity to take it to Gu Huai Zhong. However, if Young Miss did not like it then it would be an eyesore to put it here. She did not think too much of it and put the jade bottle in Gu Huai Zhong’s tent along with the plum blossom.
It was not that Gu Yu Qi did not like the red plum blossom, but it was just that someone had suddenly sent something so precious without reason and she did not dare to take it.
If it had been sent by the Virtuous Consort, why had it been done so sneakily? If someone from another residence had brought it, they would usually have spoken to her mother. It had been so secretive that she was afraid there was some purpose. If she foolishly accepted it and it was some underhanded payment in private, then it would be really bad.
Although Liang-shi was aware of it, if word got out, she was afraid that Liang-shi and her would both lose their tongues. The most appropriate way was to send it to Gu Huai Zhong. Even though Gu Yu Qi was reluctant to admit it, in this male-dominated society, it was more appropriate for her scumbag father to come forward.
In her previous life, she had also suffered a lot from this, something about tarnishing one’s conduct. It was just that she had not quite adapted to this kind of mentality in ancient times. Things that were small and ordinary in her eyes may be a huge issue here. So big that she could be drowned from the saliva of people talking.
Chun Xing sent the red plum blossom away. Gu Yu Qi sat on the bed for a while wrapped up in her quilt. Her butterfly hairpin was still in Yun Ke’s possession. If she could find a way, it would be best to retrieve it.
This society was too tolerant to men and too harsh on women. Gu Yu Qi let out a long sigh. If Liang-shi really refused to go with her and travel the world, was she really going to be trapped in this world in the capital for the rest of her life?
Yun Ke’s remarks were not nonsense. Based on Gu Yu Qi’s understanding of him, he really would do as he said. She was afraid that she could not escape his claws and the only way out for her was to escape away as far as possible or settle a marriage before his wings grew fully.
According to the current situation, her mother had no intention of leaving with her for the time being, so the only way was to settle a marriage first.
Du Xia was still training and Gu Yu Qi could not get in touch with him even if she wanted to… It was just hopeless! Difficult! Gu Yu Qi could not help but want to pull out a few of her long hairs.
While Gu Yu Qi was pulling her hair and worrying, Chun Xing came in through the curtain, “Young Miss, good news, the emperor has gifted a lot of things that have all been placed at the Marquis’ place. Does Young Miss want to go and have a look?” Chun Xing’s face was full of joy. She had just heard that her young miss had been personally praised by the emperor at the banquet last night. It was just a pity that her young miss was sick and had not been able to go but the rewards from the palace were real. When she went to the Marquis’ tent just now, she had taken a good look at it and it was full of piles.
Gu Yu Qi glanced at Chun Xing sullenly. She could not bring up any interest. If it had not been for Gu Si Yang and Gu Si Yu, she really would not have wanted to take the limelight.
In her previous life, she had been too pushy. This life she had always wanting to keep a low profile but with all the comings and goings, she seemed to be even more noticeable than her previous life. This was something Gu Yu Qi was unwilling to see. Hell, there seemed to be an invisible hand pushing slowly from behind. Although many things she had experienced were different from the previous life, the trajectories were slowly overlapping.
Could it be that she really had to become Yun Ke’s concubine? Gu Yu Qi felt unwell all over.
The horn blew again, signalling the end of the ceremony. The humming sound was incessant and it was mixed with thundering drums. The shaking from the drums seemed to resonate in the earth.
It seemed like the storm on the road had not impacted the Winter Hunting Festival greatly. Gu Yu Qi was a little lost in thought when she heard it. She did not know where the assassins Yu Yi caught came from. They had been so undaunted and reckless.
Gu Si Yang and Gu Si Yu had been completely frightened and when she asked anything, they shook their heads and said they did not know. In fact, Gu Yu Qi was still very curious about those assassins. However, everyone seemed like they were intending not to make this matter any bigger at the Winter Hunting Festival. Everything would have to wait until she returned to the capital.
Gu Yu Qi was still in a trance when the door curtain was opened from the outside. Two figures came in with a gust of cold wind and then a pink little person rushed over, “Elder sister, it was a pity you didn’t come today,” she touched Gu Yu Qi’s cheek with a cold hand and said with a smile.
Gu Yu Qi was stunned for a moment, but she still reached out to catch the small body.
Since Gu Si Yang and Gu Si Yu had been rescued, they seemed to be a lot closer to Gu Yu Qi and Liang-shi, especially Gu Si Yu who became Gu Yu Qi’s follower after coming back. Even Gu Si Yang who had a lot of issues with Gu Yu Qi had eased up towards Gu Yu Qi after experiencing this incident. Although the little boy awkwardly refused to admit it, his eyes when looking at her were a lot warmer. He had an awkwardness of wanting to approach but refusing to approach. It was just Gu Si Yu as a little girl who did not care.
“Si Yu, your elder sister is sick, don’t give her cold air,” Liang-shi, who had been following behind, saw Gu Si Yu lying on Gu Yu Qi’s body and spoke with a frown. It was not that she did not want to see the relationship ease between Gu Yu Qi and her younger siblings, but it was just that she felt a little awkward. After all, Liu-shi was discontent.
However, Gu Si Yu really regarded Gu Yu Qi as a relative. When they were in the Marquis’ residence, the two of them studied together. Gu Yu Qi could learn everything by reading it just once, but when it came to her turn, there were all kinds of difficulties. Seeing Gu Yu Qi’s relaxed face, she has long admired her greatly. It was just that when she said these things in front of her mother, her mother would scold her so she did not dare to say a word. This time, she and Gu Si Yang had been in danger. The first people they saw after being rescued were Liang-shi and Gu Yu Qi. Gu Yu Qi not only took her gently, but she did not complain at all. This warmed the heart of the little girl. In addition, she and Gu Si Yang learned that if it had not been Gu Yu Qi thoughtfully discovering clues, it was likely that she and Gu Si Yang would have burned to death in the inn. So in her heart, she already regarded Gu Yu Qi as a hero and there was nothing she could not do.
Gu Si Yang’s eyes flashed. He wanted to go over, but still halted. Although he was grateful to Gu Yu Qi, he was already studying at the Imperial College. His experiences from before Gu Yu Qi arrived and after she arrived already told him that there was a difference between them as descendants. Looking at Gu Yu Qi, although he was grateful, he could not bring himself to be close.
“It’s alright, Mother, I’ve almost recovered,” Gu Yu Qi did not mind. If her younger siblings were warm-hearted towards her, she would naturally be happy. However, if they were disrespectful to her mother, she would naturally beat them.
After they were rescued, Gu Yu Qi could see that their attitude towards Liang-shi had really changed. Since they were willing to respect her mother with her, why would she be unhappy?
Besides, she also had plans in her heart. Liu-shi had been discontent in both the previous and this life. Gu Si Yang and Gu Si Yu had been taught by her and she had taught them crookedly. In her previous life, all her thoughts had been on Yun Ke so she had not cared about her younger siblings at all. She only remembered that Gu Si Yang had inherited the title later and Gu Si Yu had married well, but then she died and did not know about the rest. However, in her last life, Liang-shi died early. In this life, Liang-shi was still healthy, so she had to think more about Gu Si Yang and Gu Si Yu.
She had an idea, but she had not discussed it with Liang-shi yet. She wanted Liang-shi to bring Gu Si Yang and Gu Si Yu over and train them.
Firstly, if Liu-shi had any evil thoughts then these two children would be helpful. Secondly, taking them in to raise them would make them relatively close to Liang-shi and if something happened in the future, then Gu Si Yang and Gu Si Yu would have to think twice.
This was just an idea and she had not spoken to Liang-shi yet.
She would probe Liang-shi’s tone first. If her mother was determinedly against it, then she would give up.
Seeing Gu Yu Qi’s gentle smile, Gu Si Yu was even happier. She simply kicked off her shoes and crawled into Gu Yu Qi’s bed and into her quilt. Liang-shi frowned but did not say anything. She could see that Gu Yu Qi had no objections so she had nothing to object to.
Liang-shi led Gu Si Yang to sit down on the stools. Chun Xing brought tea and Gu Si Yang did not say anything. He just took it and ate slowly.
Standing outside all morning, they were cold and tired. After having tea and refreshments, they felt a lot warmer.
“Elder Sister, did you know that His Majesty the Emperor mentioned your name yesterday?!” Gu Si Yu continued to speak cheerfully, as happy as if His Majesty the Emperor had called her own name. “Many high ranked officials and their families came to thank Father and Mother. His Majesty also gave you gifts and many things. Elder Brother and I went to see them and they were all shining gold. “
Children liked to exaggerate. What shining gold, could it be that all His Majesty’s rewards were gold? Gu Yu Qi listened with interest and she could not help pursing her lips into a smile, “Really? Then you and Si Yang should go and look, and pick out a few that you like. Elder Sister will give them to you.”
“Thank you Elder Sister!” Gu Si Yu leapt three feet into the air when she heard this. She quickly climbed out of the bed, then put on her shoes and pulled Gu Si Yang out. “Elder Brother and I are going to pick something out. When the time comes, Elder Sister, don’t feel upset.”
“I won’t, go on.” Gu Yu Qi waved her hand with a smile and then said to Gu Si Yang, “Take care of her, there’s ice outside, don’t fall.”
Gu Si Yang pouted slightly. Although Gu Yu Qi said that she would let them choose a few things they liked from the gifts bestowed by the emperor, he felt happy but also awkward! On one hand, he felt that Gu Yu Qi was really good to himself and his sister, but on the other hand, he felt that the arrival of Gu Yu Qi and Liang-shi had changed his status and he should hate Gu Yu Qi very much. In short, the little boy felt awkward. However, he could not stand Gu Si Yu’s incessant pulling, so he went with her.
Liang-shi also asked Chun Xing to follow them lest they have any more accidents. Then she sat down by Gu Yu Qi’s bed, “Those are imperial gifts. It’s not that Mother is stingy, but Mother just thinks that you are too generous and on the contrary, it’s not too good.”
Gu Si Yang and Gu Si Yu were still young and most of the things they chose would be taken away by Concubine Liu for her own use after they returned to the residence.
It was fine to give them to the children, but to give it to Concubine Liu, Liang-shi was unhappy.
“Mother, it’s alright.” Gu Yu Qi persuaded her, “I see that Si Yang and Si Yu aren’t bad and I like them. It’s alright if they choose a thing or two. As for Concubine Liu, Mother can rest assured that after we return home, daughter will ensure she doesn’t dare touch Younger Brother and Younger Sister’s things.”
“You,” Liang-shi could not help but raise a hand and tap the tip of Gu Yu Qi’s nose. She laughed with annoyance. Her daughter could see through her own mind at a glance. With such a smart daughter, of course she was happy. At the same time, she felt quite pressured. Her daughter was about to become an adult, how could she not feel pressured?
“Although you didn’t go to the banquet yesterday, you were still in the limelight.” Liang-shi smiled, “His Majesty’s reward was very generous and all the residences who received your grace have also sent salutations, saying that when we return to the capital, they would specially come to visit. Your father couldn’t even stop smiling.”
Her daughter had gained a good reputation and she was happier than Gu Yu Qi.
Gu Yu Qi was worried to death. She had been afraid of hearing this.
Seeing that her daughter looked a little strange, Liang-shi thought Gu Yu Qi’s illness was not healed yet so she raised her hand and touched her forehead, “Are you still unwell?” She asked with concern.
“No. I just think it’s better for daughter to keep a low profile in the future.” Gu Yu Qi sighed and said, “Big trees attract winds that will topple them over!”
Liang-shi looked at her daughter in surprise and joy. She was able to reach such a state at such a young age. If other people got this kind of reputation, they were likely to be overjoyed but Gu Yu Qi could say such words without being arrogant or impetuous. How could she not cherish this daughter from the bottom of her heart?
When something was full, it would overflow. Everyone understood this kind of truth but when it came to their turn, they may not be able to maintain a calm and normal heart.
Liang Huai Yu vaguely felt that perhaps there was some truth in what Gu Huai Zhong said. Looking at the capital, the only people who could match up to her own daughter were people from the imperial family.
Gu Huai Zhong drank last night and returned to the tent in a daze. He was complacent and overjoyed and revealed a little of his thoughts about Gu Yu Qi in front of Liang-shi. He said one sentence, Gu Yu Qi, that little girl has gained face in front of His Majesty, her road in the future will be better.
Just from this vague sentence, Liang-shi was able to guess a bit of the meaning contained in it.
She thought about it. Gu Yu Qi’s fame was probably spread by her out of tune husband in order to give Gu Yu Qi a good reputation in the capital first.
Marrying into the imperial family was something Liang-shi had never considered. When she saw that her husband had such thoughts, she was taken aback.
She had thought for a long time whether she should tell her daughter, but her daughter was so smart that she must have some plans. She may as well not lay it out so early. Either way, Gu Yu Qi was only ten years old now and it would take a few more years before marriage could be discussed. Perhaps she would have her own opinion in the future.
It was better to let it run its natural course.
“By the way, Mother, daughter told Chun Xing to send the plum blossom to father this morning,” Gu Yu Qi said.
“I forgot to tell you.” Liang-shi only remembered the plum blossom then, “The plum blossom was sent by the young miss from the Zhang family. I met her at the ceremony in the morning. She said it specifically but just that it was too early and she was afraid to disturb you before you woke up, so she left it at the door. “
“Zhang Wan Yi?” Gu Yu Qi asked with a frown.
“Yes. Young Miss Zhang from the prime minister’s residence,” Liang-shi nodded. “Young Miss Zhang is considerate and has a heart.” She smiled.
Gu Yu Qi sneered in her heart. She had a heart, but it was likely not a good heart!
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