Chapter 1203 - Chapter 1203 She’s Asked to Retire
Chapter 1203 She’s Asked to Retire
“Then… then what about after that…” Old Madam was at a loss. Her mouth looked even more crooked. One of her eyes looked big and the other small.
Shao Jing was upset at the moment, so he didn’t notice these details.
After thinking for a while, he said, “After that, Madam Jiang knows that Ru’er is dead, and I want to marry a secondary legal wife. She can’t stand the blow and has made such a big scene. It’s because she hates me that she dares to say anything. Later, after being persuaded, she comes to her senses and commits suicide out of shame.”
Old Madam’s hands trembled. She had always been cruel, but Madam Jiang was her beloved daughter-in-law, so she couldn’t bear it for a while.
Her fingers twitched twice, and then she asked cautiously, “Not everyone can enter the prison of the Ministry of Justice at will.”
When Wang Shengxue was in trouble before, they could do nothing to help him.
“Mother, don’t worry. I have my own way,” Shao Jing said. At this time, he could only ask Prince Cheng for help. At such a critical moment, he had to ask Prince Cheng for help no matter what.
He would beg Prince Cheng to take action at all costs.
Shao Jing lowered his voice and said, “Mother, as long as we act properly, there will be no problem later.”
“But… but after all, Madam Jiang is your wife!” Old Madam said in a trembling voice. She had vaguely known Shao Jing’s plan before, but it was different when he brought it up clearly now.
Since Shao Jing wanted to get a secondary legal wife and marry E’niang, Old Madam understood what he meant. She just needed to turn a blind eye to it. Anyway, she was quite dissatisfied with Madam Jiang.
Things were different now. Shao Jing had clearly stated this matter to her and asked her to make a decision.
“Mother, if you continue to be so soft-hearted, the entire Marquis Xing’s Mansion will be gone. Will you dare to face my father in the nether world? Will you dare to tell him about this?” Shao Jing said indifferently.
He didn’t believe in superstition, but now he said such a convincing reason to Old Madam because he clearly knew that Old Madam would buy it.
With a pale face, Old Madam tilted her eyes and thought for a while. Then, she nodded and said, “Okay. Be careful!”
“Mother, don’t worry. I’ll be careful,” Shao Jing replied.
Old Madam still had some scruples. “Your reputation may not be good, and it will be inconvenient for E’niang to marry you immediately.”
“Mother, this is not a big deal compared with the affairs of Marquis Xing’s Mansion. So what if my reputation is slightly ruined? As long as I’m alive, I still have hope. When Ru’er comes back later and is favored, everything else won’t matter,” Shao Jing said indifferently.
“What if Ru’er and Hua’an know it?” Old Madam still had scruples.
“They are so smart, so they naturally know about it. Hua’an will visit Madam Jiang with Nanny Yu later. I’ve asked him to explain the matter to Madam Jiang. Only in this way can Madam Jiang take things too hard,” Shao Jing said calmly.
Old Madam’s heart beat wildly, and her eyes were dull. Was this equivalent to Shao Hua’an forcing his biological mother to die?
Thinking about the result if they didn’t do so, Old Madam gritted her teeth and made up her mind. “Okay!”
Outside the door, Nanny Yu trembled all over when she heard this. She carefully moved to the place where she had stood before, only to feel that there was a cold sweat on her back.
She had witnessed the relationship between Madam Jiang and Old Madam. Old Madam had always doted on Madam Jiang and disliked Infanta Qinghua since she married into the family.
“She can mercilessly abandon her favorite daughter-in-law, and what about me?
“I’m just an insignificant old maid. Even if she’s on good terms with me, I can’t compare with Madam Jiang, can I? Not only Old Madam but also Marquis Xing, First Miss, and First Young Master are trying to kill Madam Jiang.
“Although Madam Jiang is vicious and deserves to die, how could they treat her like this? At least she is harmless to them, and she’s so nice to her children.
“How could they be so cruel?”
Nanny Yu didn’t get close to the door and didn’t hear what the two people said next. She just stood at the door and lowered her head in panic. Princess Chen frightened her, but at the same time, she could see that Princess Chen protected her people. The people around her were all fine, and there was no news of beating or scolding the servants in the Piaoyun Courtyard.
Compared with the masters of Marquis Xing’s Mansion, Princess Chen was too kind and affectionate.
Nanny Yu sadly found that she had served Old Madam for so many years, but she didn’t know when she would be made to take the blame. She gritted her teeth and made up her mind.
“They can be so cruel to their blood relative. As a servant, I must be nothing to them…”
When Shao Jing went out, he looked at Nanny Yu and saw her standing at a distance from the door. He walked up to her with a gentle look.
“Your Grace!” Nanny Yu bowed.
“You may rise, Nanny Yu. I have to trouble you with one thing,” Shao Jing said.
Nanny Yu lowered her head and said respectfully, “Please go ahead, Your Grace!”
“Since the First Young Master is going to visit Madam Jiang, you will go with him. You should persuade Madam Jiang not to talk nonsense together. The future of the First Young Master depends on her words.” Shao Jing reminded, “Ask her if Princess Chen has said something to her before that made her so agitated all of a sudden.”
He was putting a part of the blame on Shao Wanru so that she could take the blame for him.
Nanny Yu understood what Shao Jing meant. “Don’t worry, Your Grace. I’ll do as I’m told.”
“You’ve been by my mother’s side for a long time since I was young. It’s been so many years.” Shao Jing sighed. “When this matter is settled, I’ll give you some money to live a peaceful life. I can’t keep you as a servant all the time.”
Shao Jing’s voice became more and more amiable. The greatest glory for a loyal servant was such treatment.
Hearing what he said, Nanny Yu felt a chill run down her spine. If it weren’t for her strong self-control, she wouldn’t have been able to hold on and would have trembled.
“Give me some money to live a peaceful life? I’m afraid that I’ll be killed by then.”
She had a trace of hesitation earlier, and it was gone by now.
“Thank you, Your Grace. I have been serving Old Madam for so many years. She is in poor health now. How can I leave like this? I hope you can grant my wish and allow me to keep serving Old Madam.” Nanny Yu looked excited.
Shao Jing looked at Nanny Yu. Seeing the sincerity in her eyes, he nodded and said, “Okay, your wish is granted. You are getting old, so it’s best for you to retire and live a peaceful life.”
Nanny Yu lowered her head and said, “I don’t get tired. I can serve Old Madam for a few more years.”
“Alright then. Get dressed and go to the Ministry of Justice with the First Young Master.” Shao Jing was relieved and nodded with satisfaction. After giving this order, he turned around and left.
After he left, Nanny Yu breathed a sigh of relief. Just now, she had felt Marquis Xing’s scrutiny. If she had answered in a slightly inappropriate way, she would have died here today.
Since she was going out, of course, she had to make some preparations. She went in and told Old Madam about it. Old Madam nodded.
Old Madam’s mouth and eyes were crooked, but Nanny Yu turned around and left as if she didn’t see it.
When she went out of the main room of Old Madam, she went to the wing room where she lived. She had served Old Madam for a long time and had a young servant girl to serve her.
Nanny Yu wrote a note, sealed it, and asked the young servant girl to send it to Princess Chen. She said that it was for Princess Chen. The young girl didn’t take it seriously. Nanny Yu was favored by Old Madam, so of course, she wrote it on Old Madam’s instructions. After taking the note, the girl trotted out.
Nanny Yu specially told her to sneak away from the back gate, saying that the front gate was in chaos and she was afraid that someone would see her and cause new trouble.
The servant girl was so obedient that she didn’t even ask.
Nanny Yu tidied up her clothes and went to the place where the carriage was parked to wait. Not long after, she saw the First Young Master’s wheelchair coming over. She hurried forward to salute him and saw his gentle and calm face with fear.
The servants carried the wheelchair to a carriage. Nanny Yu sat in the small carriage at the back. The two carriages went out of the Marquis Xing’s Mansion one after the other and headed for the Ministry of Justice.
In fact, Madam Jiang had not been sent to the prison of the Ministry of Justice yet. She was just taking a statement, and her statement had not been officially confirmed by the Ministry of Justice. As for other things, they had not been settled yet.
Madam Jiang’s identity was not ordinary, and she was not really imprisoned. She was just locked up in a temporary room. When the First Young Master and the others arrived, Madam Jiang was still making a statement. Hearing that the First Young Master of Marquis Xing’s Mansion came to visit his mother, the official of the Ministry of Justice who took the statement didn’t make things difficult for them and let them go in to see Madam Jiang first.
In fact, Madam Jiang just kept saying that she was confused and talked nonsense back then. The official couldn’t get any other information out of her.
Nanny Yu and the servants wheeled the wheelchair into the room. It was a very simple room with a table in the middle and a chair in the back. Madam Jiang was sitting on a stool in front of the table. Her hair was slightly tidied up, which made her look no longer like a crazy woman.
Seeing Shao Hua’an come in, she was very excited and suddenly stood up. “Hua’an.”
“Mother!” Shao Hua’an stood up with the help of his servants and bowed to Madam Jiang.
“Sit down first. Why are you still bowing? Shao Jing is really useless. How could he take care of you like this?” Madam Jiang felt distressed and came over to press his arm to let him sit down.
Shao Hua’an insisted on standing, bowed respectfully to Madam Jiang, and then sat down again. He comforted Madam Jiang and said, “Mother, I’m fine. I’ve almost recovered!”
“That’s nonsense. Shao Jing is really useless.” Madam Jiang scolded, “He doesn’t care about his son’s affairs, but treats a mistress as a treasure. And he even has a daughter with that mistress. Is Shao Jing out of his mind…”
As a son, Shao Hua’an really couldn’t say anything when his mother scolded his father. He didn’t know what to say, so he just lowered his head and waited for Madam Jiang to stop scolding Shao Jing. Then, he persuaded his mother. “Mother, please don’t blame Father. He has run out of his options.”
Madam Jiang hated Shao Jing so much and cursed loudly, “He has run out of his options? Ru’er is dead, your leg is broken, and he still wants to marry a bitch. It’s all his fault. Why isn’t he the one who got into trouble? Why doesn’t he go to hell?”