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Title: ChongFei Manual
Chapter: 159.4 out of 171
Wei Luo sat in the highest position on a rosewood chair as she talked with the other madams. Marquis Guang Xin’s family's first young madam brought her son over to show everyone. Wei Luo only held the child for a moment before giving him back to first young madam. It wasn’t that she disliked him, but she couldn’t help feeling bad as soon as she saw a child and thought about herself.
After lunch was over, second young madam Lin-shi suggested they go to the rear garden to enjoy the beauty of chrysanthemums. Marchioness Guang Xin loved chrysanthemums and fully blooming chrysanthemums were undoubtedly autumn’s most bright and beautiful sight. Everyone agreed one after another and the group of women meandered towards the garden.
There were several types of chrysanthemums in Marquis Guang Xin’s residence. There were pure white yao tai yu feng. There were also dazzling red zhu sha hong shuang, purple long wo xue, golden yellow ni jin xiang, and so on. Wei Luo was slightly surprised. She hadn’t expected to see so many expensive varieties of chrysanthemums at Marquis Guang Xin’s residence. She was able to recognize and say the names of each type. As a result, first young madam Huang-shi repeatedly cast sidelong glances at her in surprise and genuinely praised her, “Your Highness, you’re very knowledge about these flowers.”
(T/N: Below are pictures of the various types of chrysanthemums mentioned above.)
Wei Luo smiled, “I just happen to have seen them in books.” She had a small, personal greenhouse with many varieties of flowers. Not only was gardening her hobby, the flowers were also used to make rouge and lipstick.
Wei Luo had only stood outside for a little bit before her head felt woozy. Perhaps, it was because the weather was too windy today. She stumbled for a moment and Jin Lu hurriedly came forward and supported her. “Your Highness, what’s wrong?”
Marchioness Guang Xin and the two young madams also looked over here with concern.
Wei Luo rubbed the temples on the sides of her head. When she stopped feeling dizzy, she opened her eyes and said, “My head feels dizzy. It’s probably because I didn’t sleep well last night. I’ll go sit down at the pavilion and rest for a bit.”
First young madam Huang-shi was a clever person and quickly said, “It’s windy here. It’ll be easy to catch a cold if you sit here for too long. There are guest rooms not far from here. How about I bring the princess consort to rest there for a bit?”
Wei Luo considered for a moment before nodding her head.
Huang-shi walked in front and respectfully led Wei Luo towards the guest rooms.
There was a small footpath behind the back garden. Wei Luo saw the guest rooms after they passed through a moon gate that was at the end of the small footpath and walked to the end of a verandah. Wei Luo was walking slowly. Seeing that Wei Luo’s face didn’t look good, Jin Lu anxiously asked, “Your Highness, are you okay? Should this servant go to the prince and tell him about this matter?”
Wei Luo assumed that Zhao Jie was probably talking with the other guests in the receiving room right now and didn’t want to make a big fuss over a minor issue. “It’s okay. I’ll be fine after resting for a bit.”
However, they hadn’t walked far when they saw two people at the rock garden in front of them. It was a man and a woman. The man was wearing a sapphire brocade robe and the woman was Wei Bao Shan. Right in front of them, the two of them were being intimate in broad daylight. It was an utter eyesore to see the man’s hand going inside Wei Bao Shan’s top. Wei Luo saw first young madam suddenly stop walking. Her expression was embarrassed as she called out, “Second brother-in-law!”
The man turned his head to look at them. Wei Luo finally had a clear view of his face.
His face was slightly familiar. Wei Luo carefully thought it over and finally remembered that this was “Military Office Chen”. She had seen him at the training area.
Chen Teng’s gaze fell on Wei Luo’s body. He was startled for a moment before, but he quickly smiled. He straightened his clothes, walked to Huang-shi, and said, “Older sister-in-law. Then, he looked at Wei Luo with slightly provoking bedroom eyes, “Is this Princess Consort Jing?”
Wei Luo wasn’t talkative. First young madam Huang-shi was a tactful person. She only replied, “Yes.” Then, she looked at Wei Bao Shan, who was behind him, and said, “There are many important guests here today. Second brother-in-law should be careful with his words and actions. Don’t do anything that will make people laugh at you.”
Chen Teng looked very obedient as he saluted Wei Luo. “Older sister-in-law is right for admonishing me. I was too rash.” Then, he said to Wei Luo, “I acted foolishly in front of the princess consort.”
Wei Luo faintly furrowed her eyebrows. She didn’t want to stand here and waste her time. She just wanted to find a quiet place to sit down for a while.
Huang-shi could probably see her impatience, so she said to Chen Teng, “Okay, if there’s nothing else, you should go back.”
Chen Teng finally looked away from Wei Luo, turned around, gestured at Wei Bao Shan, and said, “Bao Shan, come here. Return with me.”
Wei Luo had interrupted Wei Bao Shan’s happy moment and she was currently feeling very unhappy. This second young master hadn’t returned home for many days. Even if he returned home, he wouldn’t necessarily go see her. She had specially worn a cherry-blossom-colored gauzy skirt with Su style embroidery, applied makeup, and waited for second young master here. She had finally succeeded in waiting here until he came by. They had only been intimate for a little bit before Wei Luo’s appearance had caused all of her efforts to go to waste. Moreover, Chen Teng’s eyes seemed as if they were glued to Wei Luo’s body. Wei Bao Shan’s heart was full of envious hatred. She walked to Wei Luo’s side with her head lowered. Pretending that she had tripped, her body started to fall towards Wei Luo.
Wei Luo hurriedly stumbled back to avoid her. Jin Lu swiftly supported Wei Luo and glared at Wei Bao Shan. “What’s wrong with you? Why didn’t you use your eyes when you were walking?”
Cheng Teng had caught Wei Bao Shan and was holding her. With her head lowered, she looked very anxious as she said, “This concubine deserves death. This concubine didn’t mean to…”
Chen Teng glanced at Wei Luo. Wei Luo’s face was deathly pale and she seemed very uncomfortable. Although he felt doubtful, he still said, “Your Highness, please calm down. After Bao Shan became pregnant, her head would often become dizzy. Please forgive her. If the princess consort is offended, I’ll bring her over to Prince Jing’s residence to apologize…”
Wei Luo didn’t want to listen to him. She felt that these two people were very annoying. Their words resembled the endless droning of bugs. Her mind felt scattered. Just as she was about to speak, the sight in front of her turned black and she fell down without any warning.