Title: The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir
Translator: Fuyu Neko
Chapter 489 - Having gotten this chubby girl as his wife, what more could he want? (2)
Ning Yuxuan chuckled. Seeing his good friend's dazed look and how he was unable to return to his senses, he took delight in his misfortune. Wrapping his arm around Ji Man's waist, he started walking back inside. "Don't bother with him. Go back inside with me to eat. You drank so much before and didn't have time to eat."
"Okay." Ji Man nodded. The two of the mercilessly left Qian Yingchen to stand here by himself.
As he carefully thought about that incident and the small details, Qian Yingchen clenched his jaw. There were so many suspicious points. He just hadn't wanted to think about them. When he woke up, he had been in Zhu Yurun's room. If she had come onto him, then he should have woken up in his own room.
Also, why use a hallucinogenic drug? That wasn't a suitable drug if she wanted to copulate with him. If she wanted to force him, shouldn't she have used an aphrodisiac drug?
Suddenly, his mind was thrown into a state of chaos. Qian Yingchen didn't even go back for his cloak. He directly left the restaurant, mounted his horse, and rushed back to his estate.
As usual, Zhu Yurun had gone to sleep early and hadn't left a lamp lit for him. Because Qian Yingchen ran all the way from the estate's entrance to her courtyard, he was panting when he unraveled her from her cocoon quilt. "I have something I want to ask you."
Blurry from sleep, Zhu Yurun half-opened her eyes to look at him. "Ah?"
"Back in Xu Province's inn, what happened for real? Did you force me, or was I drugged and forced you?" Qian Yingchen felt a bit embarrassed about asking this question, but he still kept his gaze on her, so he wouldn't miss the slightest change in her expression.
Zhu Yurun was at a loss for a while before she finally said, "You woke me up in the middle of the night just to ask this question? It's not important anymore, right? We're already married."
After saying this, she fell back onto the bed and continued sleeping.
This was something that greatly bothered him, but she acted like it was no big deal? Qian Yingchen felt somewhat angry.
A hesitant voice came from the door. "Sir Qian, this thing you want to know about. This servant knows everything. There's no need for you to disturb my master's sleep."
Startled, Qian Yingchen turned his head and saw that it was Zhuer.
After he followed her out, Zhuer closed the doors and looked at him with a serious expression. "Sir Qian, why did you suddenly think to ask about what happened back then?"
Qian Yingchen had a similarly solemn expression as her. How could he possibly say that he had suddenly found out about part of the truth, and he felt guilt?
Zhuer didn't continue questioning him. She didn't like her Miss's husband, but for the sake of her Miss, she still retold the entire story.
"What left this servant feeling the most bitterly disappointing wasn't that outsiders misunderstood Miss and would throw eggs at her when she went out and curse at her when they saw her," Zhuer said with reddened eyes, "It was you, Sir Qian. You thought that my Miss was that type of woman and even looked down on her. You made her lose her first child."
Qian Yingchen was greatly shocked. For a moment, it felt as if he couldn't breath.
He used to insult her too. He was the same as the commoners outside, who didn't know anything. He had thought she was unbearably sordid and scandalous. But, as it turned out, everything was his fault.
"Why didn't you tell me earlier?" Qian Yingchen heard his voice; it was unexpectedly hoarse.
Zhuer turned her head away. "In the past, this servant didn't have an opportunity. Now, it's because Miss says there's no need."
But, seeing his pained expression, Zhuer felt that she hadn't done anything wrong. She should have stabbed him with the truth earlier. Otherwise, he would never know that he should treasure her master.
When they had lost their first child, he had actually seen it as liberation, that child was his shame, and it was finally gone.
Finding out the truth now, Qian Yingchen couldn't help laughing.
Zhuer turned her head to look at him. Just as she was going swear at this bastard that had the nerve to laugh, she saw that tears pooling in his eyes. It looks as if those large droplets were going to fall soon.
The rest of the courtyard was silent. There was only the resounding sound of his hoarse laughter.
Zhu Yurun slept very well. When she woke up, it seemed as if the estate was especially quiet.
Her servant girl entered the room and was smiling as she helped her change her clothes and wash her face.
"Strange. Why does it seem like there's no one else in the estate today?" Zhu Yurun couldn't resist glancing outside. Normally, at this time of the day, she would hear Honored Concubine Feng coming over here to talk.
Even though Honored Concubine Feng usually didn't have anything nice to say and would normally take a few items away as a reward for herself, Zhu Yurun had gotten used to her visits and though it was livelier that way.
But, no one came over today.
Walking out of her courtyard, she looked around. Not only did she not see Honored Concubine Feng, she didn't see that new honored concubine either.
Just as Zhu Yurun was finding the lack of people strange, she heard Qian Yingchen's mean voice. "Why are you walking around instead of eating breakfast?"
Turning her head to look, she saw him waiting in her courtyard and holding her favorite snacks for the very first time. With an unsmiling face, he said, "Come back to eat."
"You..." Zhu Yurun grinned and quickly followed him inside. "Are you keeping me company today?"
"En." Qian Yingchen sat at the table as if he had nothing better to do.
Zhu Yurun was very happy. Her eyes were practically sparkling. Sitting down, she ate everything on the table until there wasn't a crumb left. She didn't ask him any more questions.
Qian Yingchen could only start the conversation himself. "I'll treat you well from now on."
"En, okay." Smiling, Zhu Yurun rubbed her stomach. "You already treat me pretty well."
"No, I'll treat you better!" Qian Yingchen felt somewhat annoyed. "Really, really well."
Not understanding what was wrong with him today, Zhu Yurun was nice enough to nod and say, "Okay, you'll treat me really, really well."
There wasn't any trace of happy surprise on her face! Qian Yingchen felt absolutely thwarted. He couldn't resist rubbing his temples.
Really, he was going to be angered to death by this chubby girl.
T/N: Next up, Pengyue and Zhao Li's story.