Title: The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir
Chapter: 170 out of 513 – Poison that had been thrown away a month ago (1)
Seeing that the female lead had already completed her transformation and was about to walk down the path to a happy ending, Ji Man decided that she couldn't just keep praying in front of a Buddha statue. She went to Old Madame and asked to move back to Feiwan Courtyard.
"Why would you want to go back. Your body..." Old Madame was very worried. This household hadn't been peaceful lately. What if something bad happened to her future grandchild?
Ji Man said with a smile, "If Sangyu doesn't go back, Wen Wan might usurp my place like a magpie. Since the marquis has decided to blame us for Wen Wan's poisoning, Sangyu has to go back to atone for this crime.
Old Madame looked at her for a while before saying, "If you go back to compete for favor at this juncture, I don't think anything good will come of it."
Ji Man shook her head. She wasn't stupid. She wasn't going back there to drop herself on someone's knife.
"Sangyu will wait for an opportune time. Old Madame, don't worry."
How could Old Madame not worry? Old Madame told Danggui and Shouwu to escort Sangyu back to Feiwan Courtyard and almost ordered the other servants to deliver the Buddha statue over there too.
(T/N: Just in case it was too long ago, Danggui amd Shouwu are Old Madame's personal servant girls.)
Ji Man had to refuse several times before Old Madame gave on these ideas. In the end, Ji Man only brought Gancao with her to Feiwan Courtyard.
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Seeing that her master had come back, Dengxin was extremely happy. Standing at the entrance, she shouted, "Master!"
Ji Man slightly smiled. Holding Gancao's arm for support, she slowly walked to the entrance.
Just as Dengxin was about to run over to greet them, she was stopped by a servant girl that called out behind her, "Older sister Dengxin, the marquis is asking if the medicine has finished cooking yet."
Dengxin stopped walking. Rather angry, she turned around and said, "The medicine is in the backyard's stove. Why can't you get it yourself?"
Ji Man raised her eyebrows when she heard Dengxin's response. Once she entered the courtyard, she saw that the servant that had called out was Tanxiang.
Seeing that Nie Sangyu had come back, Tanxiang froze in surprise. No longer caring about getting Dengxin to bring the medicine over, Tanxiang rushed back to the side room at lightning speed.
Wen Wan's life as a servant was pretty comfortable. She even had a servant girl following after her to serve her. Wryly smiling, Ji Man pulled a resentful Dengxin over and asked, "Why are you so angry?"
Dengxin indignantly said, "Master, you don't know this, but that person in the side room is putting on airs as if she's better than everyone else. She's been demanding that this servant deliver soups and hot water and also attending to her for washing up. Whenever that woman doesn't eat, the marquis will blame this servant."
"Oh?" Ji Man glanced at the side room. "Aren't you my servant girl? When did you change masters?"
Dengxin clenched her jaw and whispered, "She's just a dog that threatens people by relying on her master's power."
The sound of coughing came from inside the side room. It sounded rather posturing.
Tanxiang came out, saluted Nie Sangyu, and said, "Madam, the marquis wants you to come inside."
Ji Man nodded, but then she turned around, went into the main room, changed her clothes, unpacked her stuff, and ate some snacks. After doing all of this, she finally heard Ning Yuxuan's voice from the outside.
"Are you ignoring me when I call you over?"
Ji Man put down the snack she was eating, wiped her mouth, and walked outside with a smile. She saluted Marquis Moyu and asked, "My lord, please calm down. This servant was only thinking that since Wan-er is still sick and this servant is covered in dust, this servant should change my clothes before coming over."
Seeing her smiling apologetic manner, Ning Yuxuan stared at her for a while before pursing his lips and saying, "En." Then, he turned around and returned to the side room.
Ji Man followed after him.
The smell of medicine was rather strong inside the room, and Wen Wan's complexion was deathly pale. She was currently sitting up by leaning on the bed frame and quietly coughing.
Seeing her like this, Marquis Moyu walked over and pulled up the quilt for her. He lightly scolded her, "Didn't I tell you to not get up?"
With great effort, Wen Wan mustered up a smile and said, "Madam has come. How can this servant not greet her? But, my body only has a few days left to live. This servant is too weak to get out of bed. Madame, please excuse me."
She was even showing that she understood propriety. What a well-behaved person, ah. Ji Man looked at with with a pitying expression and said, "You have the marquis looking after your health. You'll definitely get better. Don't say such pessimistic words. You're already in such a pitiful state. Who cares about upholding propriety? You can do whatever you want in my courtyard. You can even treat this place as if it was your previous Qiangwei Courtyard."
Wen Wan paused, then she smiled and said, "Madam, you truly have a kind heart.
Ji Man pretended to be serious as she said, "I actually have selfish motives. You have to quickly get better. That's the only way the marquis will be happy. I'll only be happy when the marquis is happy."
Ning Yuxuan glanced at her. His gaze wasn't very amicable and seemed to be asking her, "What's with these fake words? When have you ever been happy just because I'm happy?"
Ignoring his look, Ji Man continued to compassionately smile at Wen Wan.
During the next few days, whenever Wen Wan needed to drink medicine, Ji Man would always personally prepare the herbal medicine. Then, she would ask a doctor that Marquis Moyu trusted to inspect it right before Wen Wan started drinking. She delivered bowl after bowl of medicine to the side room.
Dengxin felt very aggrieved every time another bowl of medicine was sent over. "Master, she's only a servant! Why should she have the privilege of drinking medicine prepared by you?"
Using a small fan to fan the fire for the pot of medicine, Ji Man only smiled in response. Marquis Moyu still believed that she had poisoned Wen Wan. There were so many misunderstanding between them. If she explained what really happened, he would still think she was guilty, so she couldn't say anything. She could only demonstrate her innocence through actions.
Ji Man also generously gave up the bird's nest soups that Old Madame had sent over for her to eat and sent them to the side room. When Wen Wan woke up in the middle of the night coughing, Ji Man would get up, put on a cloak, and personally fetch a doctor for her instead of sending one of the servants.
As a result, Marquis Moyu's expression when he looked at Nie Sangyu had considerably softened. Although he didn't say anything, Ji Man could feel that the recent discord he felt for her slowly disappearing again.
Translator Ramblings: I love it when Ji Man competently and calmly wins against people plotting against her. She doesn't take anything personal or becomes someone that can't lower herself to do things that a servant usually does.