Who Cares – Chapter 192
Chapter 192 Extra (15)
Knowing what happened in the past from Emperor Sheng Yuan, Guan Suyi sat still for a long time, then covered her face and laughed, laughing but shed two lines of hot tears. It turned out that over the years, her so-called giving and repayment were just a joke. Zhao Luli would rather throw his heart on the ground and let Ye Zhen trample on it than give her another look. For Ye Zhen, he could be decadent or pulled himself up, and his only thought was just to make her live better. In the end, the harm Ye Zhen inflicted on him, he would repeat it on her.
“Good, it’s very good,” she murmured with her eyes blank, “I thought I could never compare to a dead person in my life, but it turns out that they aren’t dead at all.”
“Don’t cry, it’s not worth it.” Emperor Sheng Yuan took out a handkerchief to wipe Madam’s tears, but she turned her head away. He didn’t mind, just shoved the handkerchief into her hand and promised, “Instead of staying in the Zhao family and being abused, why don’t you come to Zhen’s side? Zhen won’t let you live in obscurity. Whatever you want, Zhen can give it to you.”
“I want to be alone.” Guan Suyi only now found out that she had always lived under the control of others, being wantonly used and trampled on. This feeling was so terrible that she doubted the meaning of life several times. She didn’t want to talk, she didn’t want to see people, she just wanted to find a place to hide.
“Well,” Emperor Sheng Yuan sighed, “Zhen have plenty of time to wait for you. Just think it through, Zhen will deal with this mess.”
He ordered the dark guards to guard the study room and forbid anyone to approach, he then went to the front hall. But before he reached there, he saw Ye Zhen and an old woman stood in the middle of the hall. The rest of the people looked at her in disbelief, especially the old madam and Zhao Chunxi, as if they had seen a ghost. The two of them knew Ye Zhen’s history very well, and naturally understood what the situation was now. In short, at the beginning the emperor fell for Ye Zhen’s beauty and took her away, and now he was looking at Guan Suyi, who had a better appearance, and was ready to swap the wives.
The evil curses the country, this incapable ruler is really lack morals! The two scolded in their hearts, one was distressed for her poor son, the other was afraid of losing help, and their faces were very ugly. Ye Fan had a feeling of being at the end of the road. She was able to get Lord Marquis’s favor thanked to this face that was similar to Ye Zhen. Now that the real thing was back, and Lord Marquis had a deep affection for her, how could she still have her own foothold in the future? In comparison, she would rather Guan Suyi sit firmly in the position of the main wife than be replaced by Ye Zhen. It was certain that Lord Marquis would be partial to her, and the siblings Zhao Chunxi and Zhao Wangshu would also be closer to their biological mother. She spent so much time managing the Marquis Mansion, but now it’s all ruined, and she ended up.
The more Ye Fan thought about it, the more bitter and anxious she became, but on her face, she still had to force a smile. She tried to find some flaws in her cousin’s statements to make others suspicious of her, but after her cousin fell into the water, she lost her memory and lived in the nunnery all this time, recognizing the cooking woman in the nunnery as her adoptive mother. All these years living very poorly, but also innocent. In her hand, she still had the household registration given by the cooking woman in her hand, and she also had a road guide to find her relatives all the way here. These were all ironclad proofs.
Ye Fan had nothing to say, looking at the old madam, and then looking at the ecstatic Zhao Wangshu, she finally lowered her head.
After listening to Ye Zhen’s “tearful recounting”, Emperor Sheng Yuan walked into the main hall, sat in the main seat, and watched everyone kneeling and salute with a cold expression.
“Get up,” he waved his hand, “When will Zhao Luli come back?” Since the last time he intercepted Zhao Luli’s letter to Ye Zhen, he knew that the other person had also learned the truth of the past. Afraid Zhao Luli had given up on Ye Zhen and was ready to spend his life properly with Madam. This was the last thing he want to see. So he let Ye Zhen choose between the poison wine or returning home. She chose to return home, which was why there was this scene today.
“This minister is late, asking Your Majesty to please forgive.” Speak of the devil, Zhao Luli hurriedly walked into the hall and saluted, when he was about to stand, his footsteps stumbled a few times, and he almost fell. He ran all the way back to the mansion, and just before the entrance, he finally realized that fate was fate, and it was not something he could redeem by doing it all over again.
He could guess the general situation of what happened at home after a little thought. It was nothing more than Ye Fan and Zhao Chunxi who noticed that Suyi posed a threat to them, so they set up a trap. He was always indecisive, so he often took a step slower. He shouldn’t just secretly confiscated Zhao Chunxi’s medicine box without warning her; he should not continue to keep Ye Fan in the mansion for the sake of his shu son.
It’s not that he was incapable of protecting Suyi, but he did not try his best. Suyi’s strength left such a deep impression on him that he forgot that in this life Suyi had no support at all. The strict etiquette, and the poor and sick family members were all the shackles on her neck. She couldn’t move a single step, but he didn’t have the awareness to share the burden for her, but instead pulled her forward faster.
So, how could she not trip and fall?
Zhao Luli stared blankly at Ye Zhen, his heart turning back and forth, his thoughts rushing. He had been entangled with this person for two lifetimes, and he suddenly understood—perhaps this was his true destiny.
“Your Majesty, this minister wants to have a few words with Suyi alone.” Seeing the other person’s eyebrows was furrowed, clearly very unhappy, he cupped his hands and said, “After saying this, this minister will write reconciliation letter and let her go.”
“The wife one married when one was poor should not be discarded in one’s affluence. Even if your original wife comes back, at most you will give her a position of equal wife, why should you drive Madam Guan away? Over the years, she has taken care of your children, filial to your elders, and handled the housework for you, hasn’t the least bit let you down. Isn’t it a bit cold for you to do this?” Emperor Sheng Yuan said slowly.
Ye Fan and the others scoffed, but did not dare to show it on their faces. They understood that the emperor was not only justifying Guan Suyi’s name, but also forcing Marquis Zhenbei Mansion to bear the charge of abandoning the wife that went through the hardship with her husband, which not only allowed Guan Suyi to escape smoothly, but also preserved her boudoir reputation. This was indeed, truly shameless!
However, Zhao Luli didn’t think there was anything wrong with this, and said with shame, “It’s this minister who turns his back on Madam, and the consequences will be borne by this minister. Calling Zhen’er an equal wife will really wrong her, and this minister couldn’t bear it.”
Ye Fan’s jealous eyes turned red, the old madam was so angry that she wanted to vomit blood, but Ye Zhen sneered in her heart. What a sweet word! Let outsiders who see him would think that he had deep feeling for her and would never leave her. But what’s the truth, let’s not talk about it.
The same clinging on to the emperor, but all she got was disgust, but Guan Suyi was carefully cared for by these two people like a treasure. One of them protected her, while the other cleared her name, reluctant to say a single harsh word. Looking at the old madam in the hall, she also showed a sorrowful look, unlike when she faced her back then, just wished to kill her with a stick.
If she had known today would happen, she wouldn’t try to kill with borrowed knife, and instead drew a red line between the two of them. The more Ye Zhen thought about it, the more regretful she became, the more unwilling she became, but there was nothing she could do. Her biggest problem at the moment was how to survive in Marquis Zhenbei Mansion. Zhao Luli had already seen through her true face, and it’s unknown how he would retaliate in the future. It was just jumping from one fire pit into another, in any case, the flames of Marquis Mansion were smaller, unlikely to burn her into eternal damnation.
While drinking tea, Emperor Sheng Yuan admired everyone’s wonderful expressions. He waited until Zhao Luli couldn’t hold it any longer and his eyes were red before he waved his hand and said, “Give you a quarter of an hour.” After this, he would never let the two met again.
Zhao Luli quickly thanked him, turned to go to the main house, and saw Madam sat by the window with a sad expression, his heart couldn’t help but ached.
Guan Suyi glanced at him and said in a low voice, “Whether you believe it or not, I only have a little connection with the emperor, we don’t have a love affair. If it’s not a last resort, I will not have a relationship with him.” No matter what happen in the future, she should definitely make it clear.
If it was not for Ye Zhen’s trap, she probably would not have encountered everything now, and she would not have learned such an unbearable truth. It was true that she couldn’t accept it at first, but after thinking it over, she felt that there might not be any harm in being like this. She would rather live clearly than be blinded for a lifetime.
“I believe you,” Zhao Luli said in a hoarse voice, “I naturally believe you. However, you can wait for me to come back and clarify the facts, but why do you still jump down when you know it’s a trap?”
Guan Suyi suddenly laughed, “You believe me, but I can’t believe you, that’s why.”
The little hope that Zhao Luli had left was gone. He shook his head and murmured, “I really have nothing worthy of your trust. It’s all my fault to get to this point. Facing you, I don’t seem to have anything else to say except ‘I’m sorry’. Timing is also fate, what can be done!”
He walked to the table, picked up the brush, and said with a wry smile, “The only thing I can make up for you now is a piece of reconciliation letter. Don’t worry, it is me, Zhao Luli, who’s heartless and fickle. After finding my first wife, I abandon you, it’s not your fault at all. The emperor to you,” his voice became choked, “to you are sincere. If you encounter difficulties, you can always find him, and he will protect you well. Your temperament is too quiet now, you should be more reckless and wilful, and live the life however you want. You look so pretty when you laugh, you probably don’t even know that.”
“Lord Marquis is joking, only those who are favored have the right to be wilful and wanton, but what am I?” Guan Suyi didn’t know why, but her heart felt a little bit moved. This was Zhao Luli’s sincerity. She could hear and see that he still felt some kind of friendship with her. Knowing this, she had nothing to complain about.
“You will have that right in the future.” Just like the previous life, she was favored by Huo Shengzhe to the sky. Zhao Luli sighed for a long time, and finally wrote the reconciliation letter with his own hand. In the process, he actually let go slowly, until he completely free. If he couldn’t protect Madam, then he would send her to a safer place. As long as she lived well, he was at ease.
“Take it and go handle the paperwork and household registration.” After drying it up, he handed the reconciliation letter to the dazed Madam, and cautiously advised, “You must also live happily in this life.”
“Thank you.” Guan Suyi took the reconciliation letter and burst into tears.