Chapter 369 The Chase
Song Yixiao was very calm when she received the news of Cao Renxiu’s death, so calm that it was as if it wasn’t her doing at all, “I know! Originally, young granny Cao is my cousin, she went away at a young age, how should I send her off, but only a few days ago my mother went away, I have this in my heart ….”
Said here a mournful look, around the rush to comfort – Song Yixiao seems to control the emotions, only to say, “So I’m really inconvenient this time, when the time to take a stewardship of the mother to go on a trip it!”
Li Yu do not know the right, thinking Cao Renxiu although not much with their own mother in charge of the face, but Song Yixiao before seems to be quite to this cousin face, now she went, Song Yixiao himself is still in the pain of the loss of their mothers do not want to go to the condolences, only to send a housekeeper mother is a bit of negligence, then took the initiative to ask for help, “If not when the slave on behalf of the lady to go it?”
“I appreciate your kindness.” Jinxun was stunned at her words and was about to speak, but Song Yixiao looked at her first and said in a peaceful manner, “It’s just that the four of you have already set your wedding date, so if you go out to offer condolences on my behalf, in case you get caught up in the mourning, what if it spoils your lifelong plans?”
Li Yu then suddenly realized, since it is touched – but do not know that after they retired, only Jinxun in front of Song Yixiao, Song Yixiao only coldly laughed out, “If not afraid of things to make a big deal, I hate this Cao’s reputation to die without a place to bury only good, but also want me to go to her condolences? Sending a supervisor mom is for my mother’s sake!!!”
Jinxun hurriedly said, “Why would you be so angry over such a thing, ma’am? It’s just a word of command, and mom Bo will take care of it for you.”
–Two days ago, Song Yixiao finally from Wei Mengying mother and daughter of the death of grief back to God, once again put forward the mother of the assassination before and after, always feel that the suspicion is heavy!
She was about to start investigating the truth when Bo’s mom sent someone to quietly find her door and inform her of the whole story.
Of course just thin mother know the cause and effect: Cao Renxiu and Wei Chan, Lu Hairpin and others teamed up to betray Wei Mengying, if not Wei Mengying in danger, I am afraid that has long been dead in that valley in Cuihua Mountain!
But although Wei Mengying had sensed at the time that apart from the women on her side, Song Yuan seemed to have other allies, she had never been able to ascertain exactly who and how many this ally was – she only suspected that it should be amongst the Jin family, the Cui family, and Marquis of Boling Yuan Xue Pei.
Last year, when Song YiXiao came to her door to celebrate her birthday, she asked about Jian Xubai’s status in the court, precisely because she wanted to use this topic to lead to the Jin family and Cui family’s head, to understand the two families’ recent moves in the court, so as to make a judgment. After all, Wei Mengying has not cared much about the dynasty before, suddenly asked, also afraid of Hengshan King in front of the cracks, so can only start from the daughter here.
It was a pity that the mother and daughter had parted on bad terms due to their consistent feud, and Wei Mengying had not been given enough information, resulting in confusion until her death.
… Song Yixiao heard about this experience, directly let Jinxun a trip, told thin mother, “This ally is not urgent, can slowly find, horizontal mother is no longer, but I am still young, I have to be patient! However, Cao Renxiu, this thing that is a traitor, there is no need to keep it, she can be sent down to apologize to her mother earlier!”
In the end, Bo’s mother was Wei Mengying’s most powerful arm, even though Wei Mengying is no longer alive, but the remaining power is still there, she was ordered by the King of Hengshan to take care of Lu Guanyun, and Cao Renxiu, who had not been in the door for a few days and had a shallow foundation, was still ill, so how could she be her rival?
No, I came over today to report my mourning.
Song Yixiao did not feel guilty about this at all: Wei Chan had suffered a great loss at the hands of Wei Mengying, and it could be said that it was a narrow escape from death, and her participation in the plot to murder her full aunt was justifiable in fairness;
Even Lu Hairpin, can also say that Wei Mengying although she did not take her as the main target of the concubine daughter, but also has not been on her good heart – there is a saying is to throw a peach in return for the plum, Wei Mengying regarded the concubine daughter as a pawn, the concubine daughter in turn counted on her, so it can be counted as a payback for a payback.
Not to mention that Lu Hairpin will be crazy by now.
For these two, Song Yixiao one is for Wei Mengying feel the loss of reason, can not afford to drive the heart of all; the second is for the deceased father and mother of the name of the deceased, Wei Cao two families are not one or two people, Song Yixiao is not capable of them all, in the event of leakage of information, to the truth out of the case do not know to fight to the end of the year and the month!
The worst thing was that Song Yuan and Wei Mengying, the former couple, had spent a small half-day alone in the valley, and after this small half-day, Song Yuan tried to kill Wei Mengying and met with a counterkill-a fact that, when circulated, would be hard not to add to the rumors . Color.
Song Yixiao himself is not a problem, the younger siblings on both sides, especially Lu Guanyun siblings, but certainly to be affected!
After all, a young child who has lost the protection of his birth mother is counting on the love of his own father to get by. If the Hengshan King is angry with the child left behind by Wei Mengying due to the rumors, what will Lu Guanyun and his siblings do in the future?
The living are always more important than the dead.
But Cao Renxiu – where did Wei Mengying wrong her?
To say that the only thing Wei Mengying has done to this cousin’s niece is to talk her into being a sequel to Lu Guanqun.
But this marriage, originally, is the Wei family in order to revenge Wei Mengying, colluded with the Cao family, together to persuade Wei Mengying to do so!
Even if Cao Renxiu is dissatisfied, the ones she should retaliate against are the Cao and Wei families, right?
But what is it about Wei Mengying?
Wei Mengying may not necessarily want the Cao family’s daughter as long as she marries a lowly daughter to Lu Guanqun in the first place!
Even because of Cao Renxiu’s currying favor after entering the door, Wei Mengying was very supportive of her – otherwise, she wouldn’t have been tricked into going to that valley in the first place!
The reason why Song Yixiao asked Bo’s mom to kill this cousin right away was not all for the sake of avenging Wei Mengying, “How sophisticated is my mother! To be tricked by this Cao Renxiu into almost overturning the boat in the gutter shows this cousin’s tactics! Moreover, Wei Chan’s position in the Wei family alone is not enough for the Wei family to give up her mother – what is Cao Renxiu’s idea of marrying Lu Guanqun?”
If Wei Chan and Lu Hairpin betrayed Wei Mengying out of hatred, Cao Renxiu must be motivated by ambition!
–If Wei Mengying doesn’t die, the Hengshan Royal House will be handed over to Lu Guanyun. Nine to be handed over to Lu Guanyun! And even if she is the cousin niece of Wei Mengying’s mother’s family, she can’t get rid of her life to please this cousin aunt’s life!
But if Wei Mengying dies, the young Lu Guanyun has no mother to defend and mediate, it is hard to say whether he can still sit on the throne of the son!
In particular, Lu Guanlun, who was originally expected to be the son of the family, has already left the family, and among the Hengshan King’s current sons, the eldest son and the fifth son are both born of the common people, so they are naturally at a disadvantage when competing for the position of son of the family. If Lu Guanyun falls out of favor in the future, or if there is a shortcoming, Lu Guanqun, who has always kept a very low profile, will become the biggest winner!
At that time, wife to husband, Cao Renxiu will also follow the example of Wei Mengying, flying on the branch to become a phoenix, from the daughter of a small official, transformed into a hereditary royal family of the Queen Consort!
It was just that although this vision of hers was good, how could Song Yixiao tolerate it?
Such an ambitious master even survived in the hands of Wei Mengying, not to take advantage of the fact that she has only returned to Hengshan Wangfu to finish her off, is it possible to keep her life, so that after she recovers, she will go to get Lu Guanyun dead?
As for Cao Renxiu’s death, what the Cao and Wei families think – anyway, everyone knows that Bo’s mom was Wei Mengying’s right-hand man before she died, and most of the things Wei Mengying knew wouldn’t be hidden from her. Now that Wei Mengying is dead, and only Song Yixiao has grown up among her own flesh and blood, how could Mother Bo not seek her out for consultation?
Although Song Yixiao ordered the death of Cao Renxiu, but did not move Wei Chan and Lu Hairpin, I think that the two families should also have a number of heart, know that they can survive by virtue of what!
–For the sake of her younger siblings, who could not be raised on her own, Song Yixiao had to compromise for the time being, even if she hated these two families to the bone.
At the moment listening to the words of Jinxun, Song Yixiao do not feel happy at all, only feel indescribably stifled and resentment, at the same time the heart is also complex and difficult to say, “I do not know that the mother actually provoked so many people on her to get rid of quickly, I used to oppose many of her actions from time to time, but to say that really hard to consider for her, to persuade her to the good, but once did not have! But it is just a matter of persuading and stopping her when I see her! She didn’t listen to me, and I’m just going to turn back to my own life. In the end, I was too defensive and cared too little for her!”
I can’t help but think that if I hadn’t been so defensive and distant towards my own mother because of my previous life; hadn’t been so amnestied after leaving the pavilion, and had only lightly blocked Wei Mengying’s behavioral actions, knowing that many of them were problematic; and hadn’t believed that my own mother would only bully and not be bullied at all times— then wouldn’t she have done those many sins that led to those many killings? So is it true that the mother-in-law will not do that many sins and induce that many killing hearts?
And then, the real mother won’t die?
If my mother is not dead, Lu Guanyun’s siblings have her to protect them, so why should she, the eldest sister, worry about them?
The more she thought about it, the more she regretted it, the more she was saddened, and her eyes gradually reddened.
Jinxun saw that the situation was not good, and was about to try to think of something to divert her mind – a sound of footsteps in the outer room, followed by the voice of the little maid at the door that Jian Xu Bai asked came, “Is the lady inside? What is she doing?”
“Just finished talking about things.” Song Yixiao sniffed, and without waiting for the little maid to reply, she first raised her voice in response, nodding towards Jinxun and signaling her to step back.
A few moments later Jian Xu Bai walked in, measured his wife’s color, said, “You look much better today.”
“The formula prescribed by Aunt Yun two days ago was very complementary.” Song Yi smiled and calmly said, “Why are you here now? Is there something wrong?”
Since the death of Emperor Xianjia in June last year, the two couples are basically in mourning, according to the rules since they have to sleep in separate rooms.
However, there is no elders in the House of Yan State Duke morning and evening supervision, before the five months of uncle filial piety, Jian Xubai out of respect for the Emperor Xianjia, is honestly keep, and then the end of uncle filial piety, the turn of Song Yixiao alone to keep the filial piety of the mother’s father, the couple of two on the edge of the Song feelings are not to talk about the depth of feeling, not in front of the people inevitably have to be sloppy point – underneath the people are also interested in pretending not to know. The following people are also interested in pretending not to know.
But this time when Wei Mengying passed away, Song Yixiao was genuinely sad but refused to be ambiguous, and when she was able to get up, she drove her husband to the study.
He’s not allowed to come back except at mealtimes or if there’s something going on.
At this moment before meal time, Jian Xu Bai suddenly came, Song Yixiao naturally guessed that he had something to do.
Sure enough, Jian Xu Bai nodded, “There is something to say to you: earlier before the opening of the spring exams, aunt grandmother did not say to introduce some of the deceased to our acquaintance? Now the results of the examination has come out, that several are among the top, even now not to the time of the Palace Examination, to and fro has not hindered.”
“They brought their women with them?” Song Yixiao suddenly realized that she remembered this matter quite well when she returned from Old Lady Duanmu’s place, but Old Lady Pang, Wei Mengying, and Lu Cui’er had died one after another, and under the exhaustion of her heart, how could she still think of them?
At this moment, he heard the words, pondered, “Otherwise, even if there is an aunt grandmother introduction, this is the first time to come and go, it is not possible to immediately realize the family friendship, may not need me to go out to meet, right? But even if there is a female family member coming, I am now in hot mourning, I am afraid that the hospitality will be slow?”
Jian Xubai said, “In addition to the son of the Western Liang Shen Shen Bian Sheng has been married, this time also brought his wife, the rest of the women with them are not yet out of love, you casually greeted that is – originally, I also told them that you are in mourning things, but Shen Bian Sheng’s wife and you have a relationship: she is the daughter of the Song clan’s side branch, her ancestors settled in the Western Liang by chance, although it is said that your bloodline has been very distant, but the same as the Jiangnan Song after She is the daughter of the Song clan’s side branch, the ancestors settled in Xiliang by coincidence, although it is said that your bloodline has been very distant, after all, the same Jiangnan Song. She sent someone to say this reason, we can not refuse.”
“In that case, that’s it.” If she were to put aside the usual, Song Yixiao might still ask a few more questions about this Shen Song Clan, but this time she really didn’t have the mood, and after asking Jian Xubai if there was nothing else to do, she bluntly told him to leave.
Jian Xubai can not eat her is not calm grief, can not beat the spirit, or perceived their own and Song Yuan, Wei Mengying’s death is related to the attitude of cold – but he did not dare to ask because of the weakness of the heart, so he had to pull the daughter of this topic, East and West, said a long time, to see his wife is still absentmindedly listening to, but only a dark sigh, which is disconcerting! I’m not going to be able to get up.
Who knows not yet raised his step, Song Yi smile suddenly remembered something, called out to stop him and asked, “Not two days is the Thousand Autumn Festival, I do not know this year’s Thousand Autumn Festival the Palace can have any statute?”
“I went to the palace a few days ago to the royal grandmother, listen to the jade fruit aunt revealed, because His Majesty will be three years of mourning for the royal uncle, and now has not yet completed the period of time, on top of the two heavy elders in, is to this thousand Autumn Festival certainly will not be celebrated, then only in the Weiyang Palace set table family dinner, with the palace of the family to eat a meal, like we do not live in the palace, including the mother, including the not invited. ” Jian Xubai said, “So we send a congratulatory gift to the past.”
Song Yi smiled at the words, pondered for a moment, said, “In the end is the Queen Wei first thousand Autumn Festival, this gift but have to be well thought out – also my negligence, to this day to think about it!”
“I’ll do it.” Jian Xu Bai sniffed and said, “Besides, the Empress doesn’t need anything, so let’s just make a gesture!”
“It’s better if I do it!” Song Yixiao, however, sighed and lowered her eyes to hide the different colors under her eyes, “Having something to do is always better than having nothing to do to mess with your mind.”
Jian Xubai listened to the heart is difficult to hear, warm words to console the meeting, see his wife’s expression eases down, and only then left.
After he left, Song Yixiao raised his eyes, coldly looked at the court, before raising his voice to call into the Jinxun, “You go to the Boling Marquis residence, say that I’m in the Qianqiu Festival to draw up a list, just before with the Empress to deal with less, can not eat the Empress’s preferences, think of Sister Jiang and the Empress first sister since childhood friendship, I think I can point me a two?”
After a pause, he said, “You ask Sister Jiang to write me a charter – but if she asks about my recent situation …”
Song Yixiao was silent, struggling in her eyes for a moment, in the end, she said, “Go towards the bad to say!”