The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending - Chapter 251
Duan Wang Fei fainted?!
The news made the surrounding area fall into silence and even the princes and princesses who heard this all quieted down.
Qin Jiu stood up quickly.
Without waiting for her to speak, Empress Dowager Liu had already said, “Xiao Jiu, go and have a look.”
Qin Jiu curtsied Empress Dowager Liu and hurriedly went to Duan Wang’s seat.
What greeted Qin Jiu was a total mess and chaos, she saw Duan Wang Fei against Wang momo with her eyes tightly closed surrounded by three to four maidservants. One was holding smelling salts under Wangfei’s nose, the other one was gently pinching her acupuncture point, and the others were fanning her with their sleeves.
Seeing Qin Jiu, the people surrounding gave way as they curtsied.
“Young Miss Qin.”
Qin Jiu walked to Duan Wang Fei, within two to three steps she could already detect a faint smell of incense lingering.
The scent was as elegant as an orchid, with a wisp of plum fragrance, which was very familiar to Qin Jiu, and she was sure it was the scent of Jiuhe Incense.
She smelled it as soon as she stepped closer and at this time, the smell was stronger.
Qin Jiu raised her eyebrows and looked up at Gu Zezhi, who was standing beside Duan Wang Fei. The moment the two looked into each other eyes Gu Zezhi quietly winked his right eye at her, then looked worried again.
Qin Jiu: “….”
“Where is the imperial physician?”
At this time, an anxious and vigorous male voice sounded in Qin Jiu’s ear, “Why hasn’t the imperial physician here yet?!”
This man was in his fifties, wearing a blue robe that an imperial tutor would wear looking majestic and tall. His tall figure was upright and noble without any signs of old age, and his appearance was nearly the same as Gu Zezhi’s. Qin Jiu knew at a glance that this man should be Duan Wangye.
Qin Jiu greeted Duan Wangye.
Following the voice, Duan Wangye looked at her, and with just a glance he knew that this was his daughter-in-law that the emperor bestowed to Gu Zezhi.
Duan Wangye’s eyebrows were tightly furrowed, and as he did not want to greet her back, he just nodded, indicating that she was excused from courtesy.
Because Qin Jiu was here, he took a few steps away to avoid her as he said hurriedly.
“Come on, hurry up and urge the imperial physician!”
“Wang momo, how is wangfei?” Qin Jiu squatted down with a worried look on her face.
“How did this happen?!”
She held Duang Wang Fei’s right hand, and after feeling her palm was warm and soft, Qin Jiu’s worries lessened but her face showed a more panicked expression. And with a flustered face, she called out with a sob.
“Wangfei don’t scare me!”
Wang momo fervently wiped Duan Wang Fei’s forehead with a handkerchief, wiping away the imaginary cold sweat.
“Mmm …… ”
Duan Wangfei let out a low groan as her eyelashes slightly trembled twice, and then slowly opened them with a listless look, “I …… I’m fine ……”
She still looked weak and feeble, leaning against Wang momo‘s body.
“Wangfei is awake?!”
Duan Wangye immediately looked over, and at this time also there was a disorderly sound of footsteps from behind and a maidservant’s shout.
“The imperial physician is coming!”
Following the loud announcement, three imperial physicians carrying medicine boxes, along with the eunuch Zhou Xin who was directly under the emperor hurriedly came to wangfei’s side.
Since the empress and empress dowager were out of the palace to appreciate the lantern on this cold and freezing day, they were accompanied by imperial physicians. Thus, upon hearing that Duan Wang Fei had fainted, the emperor immediately sent all three imperial physicians to check on Duang Wang Fei.
Duan Wangye raised his hand and motioned for the three imperial physicians to forgo the courtesy and hurriedly said, “Imperial physician Liu please check wangfei’s pulse.”
Thus, the imperial physicians gathered around Duan Wang Fei with their medicine boxes. Imperial Physician Liu Fang, one of the imperial physicians ordered his assistant to take out his pulse pillow and asked.
“Did wangfei suddenly fainted?”
Wang momo said anxiously, “Wangfei has been ill these days, sometimes she would feel good but most of the time she was sick. Just now wangfei was watching the lantern when she suddenly said she couldn’t breathe and then fainted…”
Duan Wang Fei was in poor health. When she arrived in the capital at the beginning of December last year, she asked an imperial physician to visit her manor several times and Imperial Physician Liu Fang also knew this.
Duan Wang Fei’s medical records were also in the Taiyuan Clinic, and he had seen it too.
Imperial Physician Liu Fang: “Allow this physician to check the pulse of Duan Wang Fei first.”
Wang momo took a clean handkerchief to cover Duan Wang Fei’s right wrist, Imperial Physician Liu Fang then carefully check for a pulse, the others around were waiting with muted voices and breaths, not daring to make the slightest sound, afraid to affect him.
A moment later, Imperial Physician Liu Fang got up, stepped two steps back, and the other two imperial physicians took her pulse in turn.
Then the three imperial physicians gathered around and discussed before Imperial Physician Liu Fang curtsied to Duan Wangye and said, “Wangye, the wangfei is overworked not to mention she is also a little unaccustomed to the environment, and her body is already weak.”
Duan Wangye hurriedly asked, “Wangfei is not seriously hurt, right?”
Imperial Physician Liu Fang replied respectfully: “Duan Wang Fei needs to have a good rest and mustn’t tire herself too much.”
Duan Wangye breathed a sigh of relief and said to Duan Wangfei, “Benwang* had told you earlier that the journey from West Xinjiang to the capital is taxing. If you are not well, you didn’t have to come but you insisted on following.”
(This king, this is their formal way of addressing themselves as a royal)
“Alas, you weren’t able to get used here in the capital, look your health is not getting any better and this is getting bothersome. After a few days, you’d better go back to Luo’an City first.”
Thinking about what Imperial Physician Liu Fang just said and in addition to not being able to adapt well in the capital, Duan Wangye continued.
“You ah, you’re too hard on your life. People often say that children will have their own children without any problem so we elders don’t need to worry much and just enjoy our fortune but you just don’t want to let go that’s why you’re sick.”
“Wangfei, listen to benwang’s advice. The heir’s consort is about to become a grandmother, she has been obedient, respectful, and elegant for so many years so after returning to West Xinjiang this time wangfei should give all the ledgers and account books of the manor, with this you can also finally relax and take good care of yourself more. By then I can even say we will greet our great-grandson in the coming year, how wonderful is that!”
Duan Wang Fei: “….”
Her face was pale and her gaze downcast as she leaned weakly and feebly on Wang momo‘s body, but the hands under her sleeves had clenched tightly into fists.
The three imperial physicians looked at each other, feeling that they heard something they should not hear.
On the other hand, Zhou Xin disapprove and said to himself: no wonder the emperor always said that Duan Wangye was biased, his heart was really biased to the sky.
Duan Wangye made a decision on his own: “Then let’s say that…”
“Achoo!” Qin Jiu suddenly covered her mouth and sneezed, interrupting Duan Wangye.
Duan Wangye frowned and looked at Qin Jiu.
Without waiting for Duan Wangye to speak, Qin Jiu frowned and asked Wang momo: “Wang momo, what incense did wangfei use today? Why is the smell so strong?”
“It’s Jiuhe Incense.”
Wang momo replied, “Wangfei has not been sleeping well lately and has been restless at night, so when she went out today, wangfei had this servant purposely add some more and bring it with her to calm her mind.”
With these words, Wang momo took out a hollow sachet with silver grape branches and leaves from Duan Wang Fei’s purse. As soon as the sachet was taken out, the fragrance in the air became much stronger.
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