Title: The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir
Chapter 199 – The rule that the female lead can’t be killed (2)
Wen Wan saw Nie Sangyu from her peripheral vision and immediately put down the bowl that she had been holding. “Madam is here? Then, Wan-er will leave first. Madam, you can stay here to serve the marquis.”
Ji Man shook her head. “It’s the best if you can attend to the marquis. This way, I can give myself a vacation and go back to have a good rest.”
Marquis Moyu also gently grabbed Wen Wan’s hand and said, “You’ve only been here for a short period. Why are you leaving so soon?”
Look at them, holding their hands. If Ning Yuxuan had tried to hold Wen Wan’s hand yesterday, she would have definitely flung it away and jumped out of her seat. She cherished her life too much and wanted to keep a distance from someone infected with smallpox.
But now, Wen Wan only smiled and let him pull her back down to a sitting position. In an utterly gentle voice used to coax children, she said, “Alright, Wan-er won’t leave. My lord, you have to be good and drink the rest of the medicine, okay?”
Ji Man almost wanted to gag at this nauseating scene and decisively left the room.
Guibai was standing outside by the doorway. Seeing Nie Sangyu coming outside, he said, “Imperial Physician Lin has already prepared pregnancy medicine. Madam, when you go back to your room, you should drink it before resting.”
He had seen the struggle that Madam had gone through today. If it was any other women, she would have already suffered a miscarriage from today’s traumatizing experience. It was fortunate that Madam was able to remain composed and shout out something to temporarily distract everyone. Otherwise, even if he had rushed inside, he wouldn’t have been able to save her in time.
“Okay.” Ji Man gratefully looked at him, then she followed his suggestion and went back to her room to drink the medicine.
Ji Man didn’t know what Marquis Moyu had said to the crown prince, but the crown prince didn’t come back for a second visit. Instead, he sent over a considerable amount of medicinal supplements. As for Marquis Moyu’s “illness”, he really did quickly recover. The only major change was that he no longer wanted Nie Sangyu to attend to him. Instead, he kept Wen Wan by his side.
The change in his feelings was so abrupt that the onlookers felt whiplashed. Even someone like Liu Hanyun, who didn’t pay attention to the affairs of life, noticed that Marquis Moyu was beginning to fake his feelings towards Wen Wan. How could other people not notice too?
They were lacking a reasonable explanation for why Marquis Moyu would fall back in love with Wen Wan. At the very least, there had to be a reason to show to the public.
Very quickly, an opportunity came. Half a month after the crown prince’s visit, Ning Yuxuan had fully recovered from his serous illness and was finally leaving the other estate. On the way back to his main estate, something went wrong.
The matter was very simple. When Nie Sangyu, Ning Yuxuan, as well as other people were preparing to get into the carriages, several black-robed people emerged from behind a corner of the courtyard.
That’s right, it was a group of men with their faces covered up with masks and dressed in black like a murder of crows. They had their swords raised up and were rushing forward to greet the male lead.
Ji Man moved far away to avoid them. When a scene like this happened, it definitely wasn’t time for a secondary character to perform. Only two possible things can happen right now. One, the male lead would protect the female lead and get injured. Second, the female lead would protect the male lead and get injured.
Under the current circumstances, it would definitely be the latter. Don’t ask her why she would predict this. That’s just how all novels were written.
Wen Wan intentionally blocked a swipe of the sword for Ning Yuxuan and received an injury on her stomach. As if she was performing a brain-dead script, the deathly pale-faced female lead lied in the male lead’s arms and asked, “Are you okay?”
Rubbish. If there was something wrong with him, would he be able to hug you and look at you with a deeply affectionate gaze? After silently ridiculing Wen Wan, Ji Man was forced by the situation to rush over and look at Wen Wan in concern.
“How could you be so foolish?” Marquis Moyu appeared extremely distressed. He covered her stomach wound with his hand, but the blood continued to seep out.
In a gossamer-like voice, Wen Wan replied, “For you, any price is worth it. My lord, if Wan-er can’t be with you in the future, then you have to find someone that loves you as much as Wan-er.” These words were so touching that even the nearby horses snorted.
Naturally, Ning Yuxuan was even more incomparably sorrowful. Hugging her, he quietly murmured, “Wan-er.”
“My lord, Wan-er’s wound needs to be bandaged.” Ji Man patted Marquis Moyu, who was immersed in his theatrical play. She calmly said, “If you keep nattering on like this, she’s going to die from blood loss.”
Nearby, Imperial Physician Lin had already taken out his medicine box.
Marquis Moyu hurriedly carried Wen Wan into the carriage.
Ji Man naturally didn’t want to squeeze herself into the same carriage as them. And so, she sat down in the carriage behind the main one, with Liu Hanyun and Mu Shuiqing.
Ning Yuxuan had been the one the said Mu Shuiqing could return with them since she was no longer crazy. Ji Man didn’t have any objections. Anyways, Wen Wan was the person that Mu Shuqing hated, not herself.
It was a very bumpy carriage ride. By the time they reached Marquis Moyu’s residence, Wen Wan had almost stopped breathing. Originally, it hadn’t been a very serious injury. But, the jolting carriage ride had caused Wen Wan to lose practically half her life. Ji Man couldn’t help thinking that a modern car was so much more dependable.
As a result of Wen Wan’s worsening condition, Ning Yuxuan was so anxious that he didn’t even go to Old Madame’s courtyard first. Instead, he carried Wen Wan back to Qiangwei Courtyard and had the imperial physician continue his treatment.
The marquis had recovered from smallpox. Although there were still traces of red dots on his face, it didn’t affect the attractiveness of his face at all. When Old Madame heard that Wen Wan had gotten injured in order to protect her son, she immediately rushed to Qiangwei Courtyard.
“Old Madame.” Ji Man stepped forward and lent an arm to support her. It had been a while since she saw Old Madame. She looked quite frail compared to before.
Old Madame patted Nie Sangyu’s hand. “I was worried about you. It’s good that you’re okay. You worked hard. It must have been tiring for you to take care of Xuan-er.”
“Sangyu only did what I should.” Ji Man nodded and supported her into the courtyard.
There was already a group of people in the outer room. Seeing Old Madame coming inside, they all saluted. However, Marquis Moyu was in Wen Wan’s inner room and unwilling to take even one step away from her bed.
Sitting on the center seat, Old Madame sighed, “Nothing bad happened to Xuan-er. It could be considered as Buddha protecting him.”
Clutching her handkerchief, Qi Siling stepped forward and said, “It’s also thanks to Miss Wen being so courageous. She was willing to sacrifice her own life in order to protect the marquis.”
Translator Ramblings: When I read this story for the first time, I felt so confused about Ning Yuxuan’s feelings in the following chapters because I somehow missed reading this part,
“The change in his feelings was so abrupt that the onlookers felt whiplashed. Even someone like Liu Hanyun, who didn’t pay attention to the affairs of life, noticed that Marquis Moyu was beginning to fake his feelings towards Wen Wan. How could other people not notice too?
They were lacking a reasonable explanation for why Marquis Moyu would fall back in love with Wen Wan. At the very least, there had to be a reason to show to the public.”
P.S. Sorry, the day got away from me. I’ll be posting Monday’s chapter part on Sunday EST instead.