Passing Through as the Cannon Fodder Supporting Role’s Grandma - Chapter 31.1
Cai He noticed that something was wrong with the atmosphere in the room. She had never seen her mistress look like this. She took a careful look at the old lady who was still there, and said nothing in the end. She answered, went out, and called Lan Ju in.
Jiang Wenya’s grip on her grandmother’s hand increased in strength when the person left. Perhaps, even she didn’t notice it. She looked at her grandmother with helplessness and uncertainty in her eyes.
Tang Lihua was a little distressed. In the original owner’s memory, she was really close with Jiang Wenya, and perhaps it was the original owner’s emotions. Tang Lihua, who knew all of the original owner’s memories, and didn’t want to reject those feelings of closeness.
“Don’t be afraid, grandmother will always stand behind you. You don’t have to question it. Your father, mother, older brother and younger brother will always be your backing. If you want it, even if it’s against the world, we will help you.” Tang Lihua sincerely said so.
Jiang Wenya’s eyelids trembled, her heart moved, and she looked straight at the kind old lady. A tear flashed through the corner of her eye, and she suddenly unfolded a smile.
“Grandma, I won’t let go of the person who harmed my child, even if it is him!”
Tang Lihua was somewhat relieved. The male lead of this world, his behavior was extremely disgusting. In the novel plot, except for the female lead, the other women in the harem were completely abandoned after being used by him.
After the male lead completely mastered the court, and no one could shake his power, those concubines were all sent to the royal temple by his imperial decree, to become female monks.
According to historical records, Emperor Song Cheng loved Imperial Concubine Jiang alone in the first half of his life, but the Imperial Concubine was scheming like a snake. She killed the imperial heirs one after another and was sent to the cold palace. Later, Emperor Song Cheng promoted Concubine Ning to Empress, and Emperor Song Cheng dismissed his harem. This was an extreme show of love, and the people of the world praised him.
This was the story at the end of the novel. History was really written by the winners.
By this time Lan Ju had been brought into the hall by Cai He. The two knelt down and bowed.
Jiang Wenya’s mood had eased a little by now. She then asked Cai He, “What did you just say about the Emperor and Ning Cainu?”
Cai He was slightly stunned before she remembered that she hadn’t told her mistress about what had happened on the palace road, so she told her everything.
“Pa.” when Cai He’s words finished, the tea cup on Jiang Wenya’s left hand side dropped to the ground.
“What audacity! People in the palace don’t put me in their eyes? Very good!” In Jiang Wenya’s view, this wasn’t an accident. How could there be so many accidents in the palace? Which one of the women in the harem was that simple?
Cai He said, “Niang niang, I’ve already given Ning Cainu’s mouth a reward with twenty slaps, and let her kneel there for 3 hours. It’s just …”
“Say it.” At her stammering, Jiang Wenya’s eyes swept over with a harsh gaze.
Cai He shivered and immediately said, “It’s just that… Lan Ju said that, after we left, the Emperor came and pardoned Ning Cainu’s punishment.”
Anger appeared in Jiang Wenya’s eyes, the emotions that couldn’t be easily suppressed before, were almost erupting again.
Tang Lihua patted her cool hand soothingly and instructed, “Lan Ju, you speak.”
“Yes.” Lan Ju lowered her head, and spoke of what happened just now. Then, she hesitantly added, “This slave saw that His Majesty’s wasn’t in a good mood. He might have heard Aunt Cai He’s words. This slave vaguely heard His Majesty reprimanding Hu Gonggong.”
Those who could serve in Yongshou Palace and could face the Imperial Concubine weren’t stupid. It didn’t mean that they could scheme, but they were usually more cautious than others.
How many people watched Yongshou Palace? If they made a big mistake, and were caught, thus letting others deal with the mistress, then they were useless as subordinates.
Not to mention, Cai He and Lan Ju, and the four maids in Yongshou Palace, were brought into the palace from Marquis Xuanping’s residence. They were most loyal to Jiang Wenya.
Lan Ju was more attentive than others. When she came back, she thought of something along the way. She always felt that the Emperor’s attitude was wrong. She stood near the part of the path that was closer to the Emperor and heard something when he was walking back.
“The Emperor was dissatisfied with Aunt Cai He’s punishment for Ning Cainu, and Hu Gonggong was also admonished. He agreed that Ning Cainu was the Emperor’s woman, and we subordinates have no right to punish.” Lan Ju said with a courageous tongue.
In fact, Lan Ju was now terrified. She was afraid that the Emperor would be tired of the Yongshou Palace and bring trouble to her mistress.
And Lan Ju’s reason for risking great disrespect to say this, was to let her own mistress stay cautious in her heart, so as not to anger the Emperor.
To everyone’s surprise, Jiang Wenya was very calm at this time, even ‘too calm’.
Tang Lihua sighed in her heart. Only she knew how uncomfortable her granddaughter was at this time.
“You all are dismissed.” Tang Lihua commanded. Cai He and Lan Ju looked at each other, and retired.
At the moment when the doors of the hall were closed, Jiang Wenya violently swept all the tea set on the table to the ground.
She looked at Tang Lihua with red eyes. “How could he, how could he do this to me? You’re my grandmother, my grandmother… “
If it weren’t for the things Tang Lihua told Jiang Wenya before, Jiang Wenya wouldn’t have reacted so much to what Cai He and Lan Ju said. At most, she would give Ning Cainu some more punishment.
But with the previous conversation, how could Jiang Wenya not think much about it? She hated him. Her child, her grandmother, that person wouldn’t take them seriously. It looked like she was never in his heart.
Yes, if she was in his heart, how could he be ruthless enough to poison her? Jiang Wenya laughed in a rage, followed by a monstrous fury.
Tang Lihua didn’t dissuade her, “If you want to vent, vent it now. Just this once, after today, you have to pretend that you don’t know anything, so you could get opportunities for yourself and save yourself. It is your responsibility to preserve yourself and Marquis Xuanping’s clan.”
“It’s our responsibility to protect you without worry, to be your solid backing.”
The sound of breaking porcelain kept coming from inside the hall, and the palace people outside the hall were shocked. Cai He and Lan Ju’s eyes were full of worries. They wanted to go in, but they couldn’t. They could only pace back and forth outside.
When the sound stopped and the doors of the hall opened from the inside, it was already half an hour later. They were simply overjoyed that it was the Old Lady Hou who came out.
Cai He stepped forward, “Old Madam, Niang niang, she…”
“Don’t spread a word of today’s incident. Send someone to send word to Hu Gongong. A vicious dog broke into Yongshou Palace and broke a lot of things. Let Hu Gongong help to make up for it.” Tang Lihua ordered.
Cai He quickly answered, “Yes.”
“Have someone go in and clean up. Be gentle, Niang niang is sleeping, don’t disturb her.” Tang Lihua added.
Naturally no one failed to respond to what she said. After ordering everything, Tang Lihua exited the palace.
It was just that she didn’t know that Jiang Wenya, who was supposed to be asleep after she left, suddenly opened her eyes. Her eyes were clear and there was no trace of tiredness.
She looked at the canopy of her bed in a trance, tears kept falling, and her mind kept thinking about their first meeting, the joy of seeing each other again, to the days and nights in the palace over the years.
Now, it seemed that the man simply didn’t have her in his heart. In that case, why did she need to be in love?
If he wanted to take her life and destroy her Marquis Xuanping clan, he could have done it on his own.
What Emperor, what bullsh*t Imperial Consort position?! Was she, Jiang Wenya, of any value?!
Such a disgusting dog-like man, relying on women to solidify his power.
He did not deserve to be compared to her own child, or compared to her own family. This pain of losing a child, she, Jiang Wenya, will never forget!
There was a shocking determination in Jiang Wenya’s eyes.
Cai He was in the outer hall watching the eunuchs clean up the mess. As soon as she came in, she saw fragments all over the floor and the whip that had been thrown on the ground. She knew what had happened.
But again, she didn’t know what had shocked the mistress this much, causing her to whip and break all the things in the room. Cai He felt shocked, but also felt heartache at the same time.
What a bright and cheerful person their mistress was. Cai He had never seen her mistress like this.
Cai He had a lot of thoughts in her mind. But when she suddenly heard the summon from the inner chamber, she was promptly jolted and walked in with quick steps.
“Cai He, go and tell Hu Gonggong that I am not feeling well. Ask the Emperor to accompany me for dinner, and then tell the Imperial kitchen to prepare more dishes that I like. Dinner will be next to the red coral in the outer hall.” Jiang Wenya sat up, her face was a little pale. Her black hair scattered over her shoulders like a waterfall, giving her a more delicate sense of beauty.
Jiang Wenya smiled, as if to explain, but also seemed to say to herself, “I want to enjoy the beauty of this red coral with His Highness. Of course, we have to be closer to see it clearly.”
After Tang Lihua left the palace, she went straight back to Marquis Xuanping’s residence. As soon as she got out of the carriage, she saw the probing figure at the door. If it wasn’t Huang Shi, who would it be? She didn’t have to think about it to know who it was. Without thinking, she knew why she was waiting for her.
Huang Shi had been waiting here anxiously all morning. Looking at the familiar carriage, her eyes lit up in an instant, and quickly greeted her.
“Old Madam, you are back at last. What did Niang niang say? When will Lin’er come back?” Huang Shi came forward to help Tang Lihua get off the carriage.
As soon as Tang Lihua stood firm, Huang Shi couldn’t wait to ask such a barrage of questions.
“When did I say I would ask Niang niang to save Jiang Lin?” Tang Lihua looked at Huang Shi with a surprised look.
Huang Shi was stupefied. Her mother-in-law actually never said so, but in Huang Shi’s view, the reason why her mother-in-law went to the palace in person was for Lin’er. It wasn’t just to visit Niang niang was it?
“Instead of focusing on saving that useless boy day after day, you might as well think more about how to teach him when he gets out of Dali Temple, so he wouldn’t go in again in the future.” Tang Lihua said.
Then she added, “I won’t save him, the Marquis Xuanping residence won’t save him. Let him suffer a bit and learn his lesson.”
Huang Shi simply couldn’t figure out why her mother-in-law’s attitude would change so fast, and now her mother-in-law was in a united front with her husband.
It was just that, if her mother-in-law didn’t ease up, Huang Shi didn’t dare to make the decision, no matter how urgent. Now, she could only wait for the results from the Dali Temple’s side.
Lin’er, it was Mother who was useless. She couldn’t save you. You had to bear it first. When you got back, mother would compensate you well.
Huang Shi comforted herself in her heart. That anxious mood surprisingly felt much better. She thought of another thing, and her youngest son’s affairs were temporarily left behind.
“Old Madam, let’s put aside the matter of Lin’er for now. It’s not appropriate for you to keep Young Master Li and Young Master Zhu in the Chengxin courtyard, is it?” Huang Shi weighed her words carefully and looked at her own mother-in-law’s expression.
Tang Lihua raised her eyebrows slightly. Even Huang Shi knew, it seemed that the courtyard was very lively today.
After thinking about it, she simply detoured toward Chengxin Yuan.