192 Song Mingzhao Is Here
Not long ago, Eldest Miss Yu had also given his grandmother some medicinal tea that she had made herself. His grandmother even felt a little better after drinking it.
Recently, he had also been drinking this medicinal tea. Compared to other types of tea, the medicinal tea was more comforting to drink.
He had heard his grandmother mention Eldest Miss Yu a few times and remembered her name.
The old monk nodded. “Of course.”
When she met Song Mingzhao, Yu Youyao had a strange feeling that she would bump into him every time she went to the Precious Peace Temple. However, she did not dwell on it for long. Other than that nightmare, Song Mingzhao was just an unimportant person to her.
After returning to the room, Yu Youyao asked the old monk in the temple for some Bodhi leaves and wood. She planned to bring them back to the residence and make some tea for her cousin.
It was rare for her to come out, so she had to bring bacj something for her cousin.
After another hour, a monk came over. “Dinner is ready.”
Yu Youyao nodded and turned to instruct Qing Xiu, “Please make a trip to the meditation room and ask if Grandmother wants to eat now.”
Not long after Qing Xiu left, she returned with Old Madam Yu.
Chun Xiao and the others went to bring over some vegetarian food. There were a total of six types, including tofu, vegetables from the temple, mushrooms, and fungus from the back mountain. Although they were very light, the taste was excellent.
Old Madam Yu drank some digestive tea and chatted with her granddaughter for a while. Then, she felt a little tired and returned to her room to take a nap.
Yu Youyao was thinking about how Uncle Sun was going to refine the Essence Protection Pill for her cousin, so she couldn’t fall asleep for a moment. She brought Chun Xiao and the two old maids to the Hall of the Gods to pay her respects to Buddha. Then, she recited a paragraph of the Sutra of the Medicine Buddha to pray for her cousin and finally asked for a safety talisman.
When she returned to the room, Old Madam Yu had already stood up. “Where did you go?”
Yu Youyao did not hide anything. “I asked for a safety talisman for Cousin so that he can feel at ease.”
Old Madam Yu nodded and did not ask further.
Yu Youyao hugged her grandmother’s arm again. “I asked the temple for Bodhi leaves and wood. When I return home, I will make tea and incense for you.”
Old Madam Yu smiled and said, “It’s not in vain then.”
At this moment, Qing Xiu came over. “The heir of the Marquis of Zhen is here to greet Old Madam.”
When Old Madam Yu heard this, she was also confused. Today was the Buddhist Festival, so there were many people in the Precious Peace Temple. When they encountered familiar families, they would greet them and exchange a few pleasantries before going about their own business.
Even if she didn’t meet them, they wouldn’t deliberately come to greet her.
The Marquis Residence was also close to the Yu Residence, but Old Madam Song wasn’t around today, so Song Mingzhao didn’t have to specially come over to greet her.
Yu Youyao had also thought of this, so she said, “Just now, when I saw Crown Prince Song at the Bodhisattva of Wishes, I thought that I didn’t know him well, so I didn’t go over to greet him. I just bowed from afar and left. However, Crown Prince Song didn’t return the greeting, so I don’t think he recognized me.”
Old Madam Yu nodded. She didn’t think that Song Mingzhao had suddenly come over because he had seen Yao Yao. She turned around and instructed Qing Xiu, “Please come in!”
Qing Xiu responded and quickly led Song Mingzhao into the room.
Song Mingzhao was dressed in dark green, making him look slender and handsome. He bent down and cupped his hands. “I happened to see Eldest Miss Yu at the Bodhisattva of Wishes just now.” He looked up and glanced at Yu Youyao openly.
Eldest Miss Yu sat obediently beside Old Madam Yu. At a close distance, he felt that the little girl was very young and tender. However, her eyes were already sparkling, and her lips were blooming. She looked beautiful and delicate.
Song Mingzhao’s gaze paused for a moment before he looked away. He frowned and said, “I didn’t recognize her for a moment. I asked the monks in the temple and found out that Grandmother Yu had brought Miss Yu to the Precious Peace Temple.”
Yu Youyao was stunned when she heard this. She did not expect that Song Mingzhao would bring her up when he came over to greet her grandmother.
What did that mean?
Old Madam Yu turned to look at her granddaughter with a meaningful look in her eyes. She pointed at a chair at the side. “Sit down quickly. There’s no reason to stand and talk.”
Song Mingzhao was in no hurry to leave, so he sat on a chair. Yu Youyao was sitting opposite him. He saw the little girl at a glance and lowered his head to give instructions to a maidservant.
The maidservant lifted the curtain and entered the inner room.
“You came to the Precious Peace Temple alone today. Your grandmother didn’t come?” Old Madam Yu was asking the obvious, but she was on good terms with Old Madam Song. When she saw Song Mingzhao, it was inevitable that she had to ask about his elders.
Song Mingzhao retracted his gaze. “It’s because I’m bored at home and want to take a walk, but my grandmother can’t leave the residence for too long.”
Old Madam Yu agreed deeply. The Marquis Residence was large, and the fourth branch had yet to be divided. Even if the Marquis’s wife was in charge, Old Madam Yu couldn’t be missing.
The curtain that had fallen was quickly lifted again. A maidservant walked out with tea and snacks and quickly placed them in front of him.
Song Mingzhao lowered his head. It was top-grade Longjing tea, but when he brought it to his lips, he thought of the medicinal tea that Eldest Miss Yu had personally made. He felt that even the best tea was tasteless.
He picked it up, then put it down.
Hearing this, Old Madam Yu asked again, “How’s your grandmother’s health?”
Song Mingzhao replied, “Thank you for your concern, Grandmother Yu. It’s all thanks to the prescription for the medicinal pear paste that Eldest Miss Yu gave me last time and the medicinal tea that she made herself. Grandmother’s cough has eased a little recently, and she’s feeling much better. I’m here today to thank you and Eldest Miss.”
These words stunned Yu Youyao again.
In the end, Song Mingzhao really stood up and walked up to Yu Youyao. He cupped his hands and bowed to her, revealing the red knot on his wrist. “Grandmother often talks about Young Miss, so thank you.”
Yu Youyao looked straight ahead, but she inevitably saw a piece of broken jade on the red string from the corner of her eye. She didn’t take a second look.
With Song Mingzhao’s big bow, Yu Youyao suddenly didn’t want to stay in the room any longer. However, since Song Mingzhao had arrived, she had to return the greeting.
Hence, Yu Youyao put down the teacup in her hand and stood up as well. She bowed to Song Mingzhao. “You’re too polite. Grandmother Song has always been close to my grandmother, and she treats me very well. Grandmother misses Grandmother Song, so I naturally want the best for her. I have to do my best.”
Song Mingzhao had used Grandmother Song’s health to come over, greet her and thank her. This made sense, and it also showed Song Mingzhao’s filial piety.
His behavior was in line with etiquette, which was very appropriate. However, Yu Youyao was a little resistant to Song Mingzhao and did not want to interact with him.
Seeing that Yu Youyao’s expression was normal, Song Mingzhao looked down at the longevity knot on his wrist and retracted his hand, covering it with his sleeve.
Old Madam Yu’s smile deepened, and she said, “There’s no need to be so polite. Yao Yao is a sincere child, so it’s nothing much. Just get your grandmother to take good care of herself. If she needs anything, just send someone over to get it.”