Chapter 50: Losing Face Again
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The current Emperor had not appointed a Crown Prince, but there were ten princes under him.
In the years that Eldest Princess Jing An had been in charge of the Northern Garrison Marquis Manor, there were two reasons why she had been at peace with these overt and covert battles. Firstly, the Marquis of the Northern Garrison did not have many children, and secondly, the legitimate son was still young.
But now that Xie Xingyun had become an official in the palace examination, he would probably become a faction that all the forces wanted to rope in.
Not only because his mother was the eldest princess of the late Empress and his uncle was the current Emperor Wu Xuan, but also because Xie Xingyun’s grandfather had been conferred the territories of Nanzhao by the late Emperor and was conferred the title of feudal king. Nanzhao had always been a place that military families had to fight for.
And Xie Xingyun was the most likely person in the Xie Family to take over his position.
Bai Jingyuan pondered for a moment. “Little Yu, the Xie Family’s situation is complicated. There are many internal and external problems. The few households in the family are not easy to deal with. Xie Xingyun is not a good person for you. You have to remember my words.”
Bai Xianyu thought to herself that while it was indeed a little troublesome, she was not a bad mistress in her previous life.
Bai Mohuai saw that she did not seem to be forcing herself, and his expression softened a lot.
In their hearts, they did not want Little Yu to get married so early. They came to reprimand her because they were afraid that she would be deceived by Xie Xingyun’s looks.
“I don’t have any interaction with that brat from the Xie Family. I’ve only seen him briefly in the past, but I can tell that he’s not a sentimental person. He’s young, but his eyes are very cold… Since you don’t have any feelings for him, I’m relieved.”
Bai Xianyu could not help but admire her Second Brother’s judgment. He had been training all year round and his eyesight was indeed sharp.
“Alright, let us eat.”
After resting in the Northern Garrison Marquis Manor for a few days and using top-notch medicine, Bai Yu’er was soon able to get out of bed.
“Fortunately, Eldest Princess Jing An came in time. Otherwise, I would really have perished from being beaten so many times with the board.” Bai Yu’er washed her face and tidied her hair in front of the bronze mirror and thought narcissistically. After all, she was a famous beauty in Qingzhou County. Now that she was a little feeble, she looked like a weak willow swaying in the wind.
According to the people in the manor, the Young Marquis did not even have a maidservant. As the saying went, a hero could not resist a beauty, let alone a young man in his teens.
Those noble ladies in the capital were also pretending to be reserved. They were clearly drooling over the Young Marquis, but they still pretended to be a lady. In the end, they did not even get to see the Young Marquis.
Not to mention being the wife of the Young Marquis, they were even willing to be Xie Xingyun’s concubine.
After Bai Yu’er was done dressing up, she stood up and walked towards the Hall of Peace.
But halfway through the journey, she happened to see Eldest Princess Jing An flying into a rage at the Water Pavilion.
The latter glanced at her, and her legs instantly went weak. She trembled and was down on all fours. “Your Highness, may peace be with you.”
Eldest Princess Jing An frowned. There was still anger between her brows. “You are… from the second branch of the Bai Family?”
Bai Yu’er was very surprised that she still remembered her. She smiled and said, “Yes, my name is Bai Yu’er. Your Highness, thank you for speaking up for me that day. Otherwise, I would probably still be recuperating in bed.”
Eldest Princess Jing An frowned. She originally wanted to embarrass Bai Xianyu at the Plum Blossom Banquet that day, so she asked someone to find out where Bai Yu’er was and directly sent her an invitation.
However, later on, the wife of the Marquis of Dingyuan also invited Bai Xianyu. This made it seem like Bai Xianyu would rather go to the Marquis of Dingyuan’s Manor than her Northern Garrison Marquis Manor and caused her to lose face again.
Now that she saw a person from the Bai Family, her expression was as ugly as it could be..