The bus’ final stop is Nan Shan’s bus station.
Ye Qing Xin arrives at Jing Bo Yuan’s mansion. It takes one hour to go to his mansion.
Today she has her menstrual period, she feels the faint ache in her stomach. She walks a bit slower than usual.
Auntie Zhang notices her pale face and asks her with concern: “What happened to you, are you sick?”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “I’m okay. I’m just a bit thirsty. Can you give me a glass of hot water?”
She is cautious in other people’s house.
“Sit down, I’ll give you.” Auntie Zhang stops her and takes a glass of hot water for her.
Ye Qing Xin takes it and thanks her: “Thank you.”
The hot water makes her more comfortable than before.
Because looking at her not-so-well body, Auntie Zhang arranges more relaxed job for her.
Around four o’clock in the afternoon, there’s an uninvited guest comes to the mansion.
Auntie Zhang hears the bell and she touches her head.
“That should be that honorable deity comes.”
Ye Qing Xin is curious and looks at the door.
Auntie Zhang opens the door and a rich woman with purple mink fur coat coat comes in. She looks refined, her hair is styled in updo. She wears a big diamond earring and black sunglasses. She brings a branded bag.
She puts down her sunglasses. In a moment, Ye Qing Xin could guess who is she.
Her features, appearance, and personality is similar as Yu Qing You.
“Is A Yuan at home?” Sheng Wen Qiong asks.
Auntie Zhang is extremely respectful: “Mr Jing is not here. You…..”
“I’ll wait.” Sheng Wen Qiong says firmly.
Auntie Zhang hesitates: “But… Mr Jing possibly will not come back today.”
Sheng Wen Qiong stops and turns her body to look at Auntie Zhang unhappily: “Are you helping A Yuan to kick me out?”
“I don’t dare…..”
Sheng Wen Qiong smiles coldly and shortly she looks at Ye Qing Xin, who is sweeping the floor.
She is startled and regains herself again quickly. She goes to the living room and sits down.
Auntie Zhang brews a Pi Lo Chun (type of green tea that grown in Jiang Su) tea and serves it for her.
Sheng Wen Qiong ignores her.
She’s been coming here for three days to wait for Jing Bo Yuan.
On Monday she goes to Jing residence and discusses about Yu Qing You and Jing Bo Yuan’s matter. Jing family seems to respect Jing Bo Yuan’s attitude.
For her own daughter, she abandons her dignity. Regardless her seniority, she called Jing Bo Yuan. Who knows that he is clear and frankly expressed his inordinate ambitions between himself and Yu Qing You. She is unwilling to accept it so she wants to discuss it with him face-to-face. Yet she hasn’t met him.
So she just comes to Nan Shan mansion. Being disrespected by her junior, it’s odd if she can still come here with her smiling face.
Auntie Zhang slips away from the living room and pats her chest. She says to Ye Qing Xin: “It’s too frightening. Her face is like someone has owed million dollars to her? In any case, she is prestigious people, how can she insist to marry her daughter to Mr Jing. Mr Jing doesn’t want it, but she is still unwilling to accept it, what a cheek!”
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t offer her comment about it. She just does her own job — sweeping the floor.
Actually there’s nothing to sweep. It’s just a layer of dust.
There’s a “prakk’ sound from the room. Because the door isn’t closed, so two of them can hear something has broken into pieces.
Auntie Zhang comes out hurriedly and looks at Sheng Wen Qiong’s angry face. She is standing and clutching her right hand. Sheng Wen Qiong says furiously: “This hot, do you want to burn me to death with this?”
The pot of tea is broken into pieces, the green tea is splashed everywhere on teh carpet.
Auntie Zhang apologized hurriedly: “I’m sorry, Mrs Yu.”
Sheng Wen Qiong takes a tissue and wipes her finger. She said impatiently: “Just let it be. It’s not early anymore. I’m a bit hugnry. I want to eat dew soup of Ju Wei Zhai restaurant…..”
She says it and takes out several bills, “Help me to buy it.”
Auntie Zhang takes the money: “Ms Yu please wait. Let me tidy this up first.”
Sheng Wen Qiong says, “Isn’t there another person? Ask her to go and buy it.”
“Ms Ye cannot drive. It’s better for me to go. I can drive so it’ll be quicker.”
“What?” Sheng Wen Qiong looks at her coldly: “Is it so wrong for me to ask her to buy a bowl of Dew soup?”
“No.” Auntie Zhang considers the fact that Ye Qing Xin is not really healthy today. “Ms Ye is not really well today, I don’t know if it’ll take her too long if she goes. I’m worried that you’ll wait for a long time.”
Sheng Wen Qiong plays with her ring: this greeting is uncommon. A servant, how can she call her “Ms Ye”?
She remembers what happened in Xiao Family’s birthday party. Her eyes turn dark.
Her daughter has been head over heels in love with Jing Bo Yuan for so many yers, but she couldn’t get his favor. That servant unexpectedly can be protected by Jing Bo Yuan.
Is it possible that her peerless beauty daughter be better off that servant?
This completely makes her unhappy.
Thinking of this, Sheng Wen Qiong still insists and says calmly: “Just let her go. I can wait. The change can be her tip. She will not be at disadvantage.”
Auntie Zhang still wants to fight for, but Sheng Wen Qiong cuts her off: “You help me to bowl a cup of longan fruit and red date tea. Last time I drank yours and I keep thinking about that taste.”
Auntie Zhang couldn’t do anything. She comes out and tells Ye Qing Xin. Ye Qing Xin doesn’t want to make things hard for Auntie Zhang. She takes the money and leaves.
She knows that restaurant, it’s the restaurant under the Nan Shan. It’s an old restaurant. Every time she comes here, she always passes that restaurant sign.
Moreover, it’s not a free-of-charge act of running errand. It’s quite good.
Ye Qing Xin smiles.
Around five o’clock, the telephone inside the living room rings. Auntie Zhang just finishes cooking the tea. She answers the call.
“Tonight cook more food, let Xin Xin eats it then sends her home.”
He has called this morning to order.
Auntie Zhang hesitates for a while and reports honestly: “Mrs Yu is here. She wants to eat Dew soup from Ju Wei Zhai, she asks Ms Ye to go and buy it. She hasn’t returned.”
She adds: “This afternoon when Ms Ye came, she’s a bit late. Her face is a little bit pale. She seems to be unwell….”
Auntie Zhang lowers her voice and peeks at Sheng Wen Ling. She worries that she can hear her words and blame her.
Jing Bo Yuan is silent for a while. Auntie Zhang can feel the coldness in his voice.
“How long has she been gone?”
“Almost an hour….”
Suddenly the phone is hung up.
Auntie Zhang puts down her phone…..
“Is it A Yuan?” Sheng Wen Qiong asks coldly.
Auntie Zhang lies: “No, it’s wrong call.”