Chapter 155 Revealing Your True Face
Could Dier really have returned? His sons did not know that Dier was still alive. But when he heard his son mentioned that ghost’s skills, he knew that his granddaughter was not currently at that level. Only Dier could have done those things with her spiritual power.
Fourth Yiniang was afraid of Old General Mu the most. When she had dystocia giving birth to her daughter, Mu YingRui was panicked and called Dier to help her give birth. When Old General Mu found out, he kicked Mu YingRui until he spat out blood in front of all the servants.
She still remembered Old General Mu’s roars when she was in the delivery room. “You scoundrel. You actually have your virtuous wife help your lowly concubine give birth! This old man will break your dog legs!”
Later, Dier saved her and her daughter. She was grateful to the kind and generous deceased furen. She thought that she was much better than the current Wang Yiping.
However, Fourth Yiniang was really afraid of Old General Mu deep in her bones. She trembled and described what she had seen last night.
Old General Mu immediately asked, “What time was it?”
Fourth Yiniang thought and her face turned a little hot. But she still answered, very certainly, “Between Rending (9 p.m.) to Hai Shi (11 p.m.).”
She was very certain because after Rending, she and Laoye had just finished the act. She wanted to wash up after looking at the hourglass. It was just past Rending.
Old General Mu finally revealed an excited smile. He said to Zi You, “It seems like your mother really came. She must be missing you and this family. So, during this Reunion Festival, she came back to see you.”
Mu YingRui’s scalp turned numb. He didn’t know that Dier was not really dead. He really thought that her ghost had come back. He was scared silly and asked, “Father, how can you be so sure?”
Old General Mu was in a very good mood now, so he had the patience to answer him. “Because You’er was playing chess with me from Rending to Hai Shi. Can she split her body? The person who went to your room must have been Dier.”
Mu YingRui’s face turned the color of dead ash. He immediately collapsed onto the ground.
Fourth Yiniang was doing better. Although she was also afraid, she had not, after all, done anything to harm Xiaojie. Fortunately, several times when Mu YingRui was doting on their daughter, she had even tried to persuade him to care about Xiaojie more. So, she was afraid, but not like Mu YingRui, who almost lost control of his bowels.
At this moment, the person who was feeling the most complicated was Zi You. She looked at the excitement on her grandfather’s face and felt guilty and sad.
So it wasn’t only her who missed her mother. Grandfather and probably uncle and aunt did too.
But when she looked at the slag father’s unfortunate expression, she wanted to smile. But she could not smile. She had to pretend to be excited too. This really put her in a bind.
After pondering for a while, she rushed excitedly into her grandfather’s arms. She was enthusiastic and tearful as she asked, “Grandfather, grandfather, really…… Is it true that mother came back? But why didn’t she come to see You’er? Grandfather, You’er really misses mother. Really, really misses her.”
When she spoke at the end, it wasn’t just acting anymore. They were real emotions.
Old General Mu also had tearful tiger eyes. At this time, Mu YingYi also walked in excitedly. He looked at this father and asked, “Father, is Di…… Is sister-in-law back?”
Old General Mu looked at the hidden tears in his second son’s eyes and his heart couldn’t help but pain.
Sentimental kid! Unfortunately, his feelings would be a permanent regret in his life.
Zi You saw that her uncle’s reaction to hearing the news about her mother was many more times better than her slag father’s. She just hated that she wasn’t her uncle’s daughter. Otherwise, wouldn’t she be happier than she was now?
She thought this and saw uncle looking lovingly at her. She cutely wrapped her arms around her uncle’s waist. “Uncle……”
This scene stung Mu YingRui’s eyes. His daughter had always been cold and indifferent to him. He couldn’t help but think of Wang Yiping’s words. “Bieqie looks at You’er and her uncle’s intimacy. They look more like father and daughter than she and you, Laoye.”
Mu YingRui not only did not scrutinize himself as to why Zi You was cold to him, but he hated Mu YingYi now.
He even began to wonder whether Dier was so cold to him because she loved his younger brother and not him.
Once he thought this, the monstrous hate and jealousy in his heart was like a blooming vine. It spread over his heart and lungs.
During worshipping ceremony in the afternoon, they went to offer sacrifices to the ancestors. That was when Zi You saw Wang Yiping.
Zi You looked her puffy, bloodshot eyes. Her face was yellow. She was wearing a snow cap that wrapped tightly around her head. Her eyes were as sinister as a poisonous snake’s.
Zi You thought of the words that Yenhong said to her when she blocked her from paying respects to Wang Yiping in the morning. “Furen is unwell. She excuses Xiaojie from paying her respects. She wants to be alone.”
Zi You couldn’t help but smile in ridicule. She looked concerned and went over to her. She asked with a lot of care and concern, “Mother, are you feeling better? You’er thinks you look unwell. Do you want to invite a doctor over?”
This cheap wench! Why were her thoughts so deep? They had already shed all pretenses of cordiality yesterday. She had cursed her so much, but this cheap wench didn’t even turn against Wang Yiping.
Wang Yiping wanted Zi You to disrespect her in both words and deeds so much! Then she could tell the world how this cheap wench was disobedient and unfilial.
However, no matter how Wang Yiping mocked her, she still smiled at her. Her patience was much more than Wang Yiping’s.
She was only younger than Wang Yiping by five years. But her scheming, tolerance, and tenacity did not lose out to Wang Yiping.
Wang Yiping strongly suppressed her anger. She squeezed out a smile that looked worse than crying. “Mother is much better. Don’t worry.”
A pair of ghost claws held Zi You’s hand, like a vise trying to break her bones.
Zi You could even hear her gnashing her teeth. She knew that she hated her, but also had to pretend to be a loving mother in front of others.
Thus, her eyes turned. She pretended to endure, while frowning in pain, and whispered, “Mother, you’re hurting daughter’s hand.”
Her voice was light, but Old General Mu and Mu YingYi were martial artists. They had sharp ears and keen eyes, so they naturally heard it.
They angrily turned around and glared at Wang Yiping. This one glance scared Wang Yiping into breaking out in cold sweat that soaked her inner clothing with a “whoosh.”
Their gazes were like a cheetah staring at prey: full of bloodthirstiness.
Father and son scolded her almost simultaneously in their hearts. ‘Malicious woman, you dare to scheme to kill You’er time and time again. Now, you dare to bully her in front of us. Do you really think that we’re dead?’
“You’er, come over here.” They called out together.
Zi You walked over quickly. Old General Mu and Mu YingYi held her hand up and examined it carefully. They saw that there a few deep red marks on the white and tender skin on her left hand. They angrily glared at Wang Yiping again. If they weren’t here to worship the ancestors, Wang Yiping would probably have been reprimanded again.
Old General Mu could not publicly get angry at Wang Yiping, so he directly said to Mu YingRui, “Our Mu family will never allow a malicious daughter-in-law in the family, lest the ancestors can’t rest in peace. You two return. It’s fine if you don’t worship the ancestors.”
Mu YingRui went over to Wang Yiping and couldn’t help but loudly shout, “What did you do now? Why can’t you stop? Why don’t you go back to your maiden family and stay for a while? Don’t stay here and be hateful.”
Wang Yiping did not say anything. She looked like a pitiful and bullied daughter-in-law. She hung her head with tears flowing down. If one didn’t know, one would think that Old General Mu had bullied her.
Zi You coldly sneered. She hurried to persuade, “Grandfather, father, you’re wrong about mother. She’s not feeling well. She might have been dizzy earlier? That’s why she grabbed a hold of me. It’s okay. It doesn’t hurt. It really doesn’t hurt.”
You want to act like a small, white flower so people will say that grandfather doesn’t like his daughter-in-law? I won’t let you. I will reveal your true face in public.
As Zi You spoke, she rubbed her arm. Sure enough, the servants looked at Wang Yiping with reproach.
This new First Furen was really malicious. No wonder they heard that the previous deceased furen’s ghost came. It was probably because she could not stand her bullying Xiaojie.
Novel things always spread rapidly. Before the afternoon, almost every servant in the General’s Manor knew that the previous deceased furen’s ghost had appeared. It not only shaved First Laoye’s beard and cut off First Furen’s hair, but also took away the imprisoned Liu Yanhong from the woodshed.
This morning, Mu YingRui and Wang Yiping did not have time to care about the imprisoned Liu Yanhong.
But Yenhong had a guilty conscience and was not assured. So, she snuck away to take a look.
This look made the girl scared to death. She saw small bloodstains on the woodshed ground, but Liu Yanhong had disappeared.
She gathered up her courage and asked the women guarding the woodshed.
The women asked puzzled, “Didn’t guniang give us food and money so that we can go drinking? We drank too much and don’t know what happened.”
Yenhong hurriedly went to ask Wang Yiping, “Furen, Liu Yanhong disappeared. What if she didn’t die? And those two women knew that Nubi went over last night. What should Nubi do now?”
Wang Yiping was worrying about her bald head. What should she do? She couldn’t go anywhere during the Spring Festival, but she had to go visit her maiden family.
But how could she leave the house like this? She originally thought that she would go socialize with Laoye when he returned this time and meet some noble ladies. Now, was she going to go out to embarrass herself?
She was irritable, but Yenhong was talking about that slut Liu Yanhong. So, Wang Yiping could not suppress her anger anymore.