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Title: The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir
Chapter 367 - A boneheaded teammate (2)
Wen Wan was stunned. The heir had been brought into the palace? He was only a marquis's heir. Why would he be brought there? Wen Wan's brow furrowed as she tried to figure out the reason. It couldn't be that Kangyuan Junzhu had shown the painting to the emperor, and the emperor had the heir brought into the palace because he thought the heir was a cute child, right?
"Then, the marquis should be thanking me." Pouting, she said, "Since the heir has been brought into his palace, he'll have unlimited prospects. If he receives the emperor and empress's favor, they might even bestow a wife on him in the future."
Ji Man laughed out of extreme fury. "You think that the marquis will thank you?"
"Of course!" Wen Wan shot a glance at her. "Move your hand away. If you dare to continue acting so discourteously, I'll tell the marquis that you acted indecently towards me!"
Ji Man looked at Wen Wan as she forced Wen Wan to retreat step by step until her back hit the wall. "At the very least, we're people on the same boat. Miss Wen, you're really good at messing with the people on your own side."
They were both working for Zhangjun Prince. Although Wen Wan wasn't being used as thoroughly as her, she was still a person that was at the battlefront. In the end, this foolish girl still cared the most about competing for favor and didn't care about her allies. Allies were simply abandoned when they got in the way of her being favored.
If this boat sunk, it would be because of her stupidity.
Ji Man took a deep breath before grabbing hold of this idiot's neck and slapping her face hard.
"Go tell the marquis that I acted indecently towards you. I've been holding in the urge to hit you for way too long!"
"Ahh!" On the side, Tanxiang screeched and ran out of the room in panic. "Help! Teacher Ji hit my master!"
Wen Wan blanked out after being slapped, but Ji Man didn't stop. How could anything good come from Haohao going to the palace? He was a hostage! As soon as there was a clash in interests or if Marquis Moyu messed up on something, Haohao would definitely be the first one to pay with his life!
She had finally found her son and entered the marquis's household as a teacher that could stay by her son's side. But now, this idiot was saying that she should be thanked for her part in Haohao being taken into the palace.
Thank you? Yeah, right!
Ji Man's eyes were slightly red. Wen Wan continued to be dazed as Ji Man wildly choked her. Ji Man knew that she wouldn't actually be able to kill this scourge, but she had to at least give her a taste of death!
Wen Wan returned to her senses and started to desperately struggle. As the two of them scuffled, they ended up tumbling onto the ground. Ji Man kept slapping Wen Wan's face with both of her hands. Wen Wan was a flimsy little miss and could only weakly struggle by kicking Ji Man a few times.
Ji Man had always been a rational person that firmly believed using force wouldn't solve any problems and being too straightforward was a bad idea. Before taking action, she would figure out the most useful method...
But, Haohao had already been taken away. There was no reason for her to stay in the marquis's estate, so why should she bother with taking so many things into consideration? If she could slap Wen Wan twice, she definitely wouldn't stop after slapping her once!
The servants that had been stationed outside came into the room. When they saw this scene, they were all stunned. None of them dare to step forward to pull Ji Man off of Wen Wan.
Ji Man started to calm down as she was slapping Wen Wan. As she looked at Wen Wan's red and swollen face, she seemed to faintly hear someone giggling in her mind and urging, "Slap harder!"
Nie Sangyu, you wanted to hit Wen Wan for a long time too, right?
"Why are you all just standing there? Go and stop him! Call the marquis over!" Tanxiang screamed.
The surrounding people finally went forward and pulled Ji Man away.
Wen Wan had already cried to the point of looking ghastly, and both sides of her face were badly swollen. She venomously looked at Ji Man and said, "You'll have a miserable end! You actually dared to hit me!"
Ji Man didn't care; it was fine as long as she felt refreshed. She struggled out of the servants' hold and straightened her clothes. By this time, Marquis Moyu and Liu Hanyun had also come.
"Oh my..." Liu Hanyun was speechless after seeing Wen Wan's face. She stood in the doorway and didn't dare to enter the room.
Ning Yuxuan deeply furrowed his brow. He looked at Ji Man asked, "What did you do?"
"Marquis, did you remember that painting you gave this one?" Ji Man didn't feel like saying any superfluous words. She simply pointed at Wen Wan and said, "She gave that painting to Kangyuan Junzhu and is waiting for you to praise her for being so capable."
Shocked, Ning Yuxuan turned his head to look at Wen Wan. The latter didn't understand what was happening. She rushed into his arms and buried her face in his chest.
"My lord, you have to settle this injustice for Wan-er. Teacher Ji broke into my room and started attacking me for no reason. Wan-er has never had to bear such abuse before..."
Ning Yuxuan's body slightly stiffened. He lowered his head to look at her and only asked, "Did you give that painting to Kangyuan?"
Wen Wan was startled. She raised her head in confusion and saw Ning Yuxuan's somewhat angry gaze. Scared, she straightened her body and said, "That painting... the junzhu insisted on taking that painting. Wan-er couldn't refuse..."
A boneheaded teammate can do you more harm than the most formidable opponent.
Standing at the entrance, Liu Hanyun said, "No matter what, how can it be a teacher’s place to hit an honored concubine? My lord, this servant knows that you're always biased in favor of Teacher Ji, but you can't allow Wan-er to be wronged over this matter!”
"She was wronged?" Ji Man laughed. "If she hadn't stolen this one's painting and gave it to Kangyuan Junzhu, nothing would have happened today. This one was also wrong for hitting someone. Madam, you can handle this matter however you like. This one has nothing else to say."
Anyways, she hit Wen Wan enough times to be satisfied. She didn't care about anything else.
Ning Yuxuan tightened his grip on Wen Wan's arms until the painful pressure caused her to struggle.
Wen Wan asked, "My lord? Do you still remember the question that Wan-er asked you last time?"
Translator Ramblings: This was actually the best thing that Wen Wan could ever do for Zhao Zhe’s side, even if it was totally unintentional. Before Haohao's kidnapping, Ning Yuxuan had no reason to plot against Zhao Li.