Chapter 12: Wedding
Lin Chujiu was very happy and satisfied with her new life. Especially when she saw the black circles that were roaming around in Lin Furen’s (Madam Lin) eyes. Obviously, Lin Furen (Madam Lin) wanted to kill Lin Chujiu, but she was unable to do so she only forced herself to smile. Lin Chujiu got even more satisfied when she saw her holding a box.
“Lin Furen (Madam Lin)!” Lin Chujiu brightly smile.
Even if she had a nightmare last night, it didn’t affect her sleep and she was still able to sleep peacefully like a pig.
“Chujiu, today is really beautiful ah!” Lin Furen (Madam Lin) really wanted to smile and laugh. However, she couldn’t do so when she remembered last night’s event. How many people did she ask last night just to get more than two million silver banknotes ah!
Lin Furen’s (Madam Lin) heart doesn’t actually feel sad for these silver banknotes because she doesn’t lack in money. Even if she has to give them to Lin Chujiu, her life will not be affected.
However, Lin Furen (Madam Lin) hated it. She hated herself that got played by Lin Chujiu. She hated herself that she fall on her threat. She hated herself that she can’t kill her.
“Lin Furen (Madam Lin), thank you for your gifts.” Lin Chujiu looks beautiful and generous with her red makeup when she praises Lin Furen (Madam Lin).
Lin Furen (Madam Lin) can only bite her lips. As her mother, she should stay around Lin Chujiu during the wedding day. But, Lin Furen (Madam Lin) is very reluctant to see her face. Every time she will see her smiling face, there is a strong desire inside her that wants to kill her. She just wants to give the box to Lin Chujiu and made up a reason so she can get out from bridal chamber immediately.
Lin Chujiu didn’t care the slightest bit, she didn’t even look what was inside the box and just throw it to her dresser. Lin Furen (Madam Lin) got angry when she saw her action, but she can’t say a word and only left with a huff.
And because Lin Furen (Madam Lin) didn’t pay much attention to her, the maidservants didn’t also bother themselves to care about Lin Chujiu and just make their self busy to prepare the room.
Fortunately, not long after some group of Furen (Legitimate wife) and Xiaojie (Young Miss) came, but these group of ladies is the people that Lin Furen (Madam Lin) asked for silver banknotes and Lin Chujiu is only familiar with a few of them.
This group of ladies said a few words of congratulations, but no one really cares about Lin Chujiu and one by one went to Lin Furen (Madam Lin) to talk about Lin Wanting.
Lin Wanting and the Crown Prince’s marriage is more important to them. There is no way that these people won’t curry a favor to the future Crown Princess than to Lin Chujiu who is destined to have no power and was only a princess in name, right?
This action of them will certainly make the original owner of the body be noisy while crying and vent her dissatisfaction to them. However, Lin Chujiu has never been such a person and there is no “Crying” word in her dictionary.
For her, crying is useless. In the face of difficulties, she can only rely on herself!
While no one is disturbing Lin Chujiu and everyone is busy to show their support to Lin Furen (Madam Lin) and Lin Wanting. Lin Chujiu took this advantage to put the box that Lin Furen (Madam Lin) gave her inside her Medical System.
As for counting?
Lin Chujiu believe that Lin Furen (Madam Lin) will not cheat on her in this matter, which Lin Furen (Madam Lin) will have no benefit.
Lin Chujiu received her banknote now, so she just sits on the bed and waits to get married.
Time passed by, the Lin Family’s servants had finished their preparation and were just waiting for the groom.
However, the auspicious hour is coming and yet they haven’t seen the groom or even the wedding team.
Is there an accident?
Upon seeing the event, the guests immediately smell that something is not right. Two to three people whisper together quietly and said: “What’s the matter? Does Prince Xiao doesn’t want to marry her?”
“This is an imperial marriage, does Prince Xiao want to disobey the imperial edict of the emperor?”
“Prince Xiao is not satisfied with this marriage, right?”
“I heard the bride refused to get married too.”
“Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui refused to marry the bride before. Certainly, Prince Xiao doesn’t want to take her.”
” … …”
The guests whispering became louder and louder and it seems to get cynical.
Lin Furen’s (Madam Lin) eyes flashed with a touch of laughter, but the surface of her face didn’t show it. And put on an inpatient look while sending a servant to see and comfort Lin Chujiu.
Lin Xiang came out and saw the large wedding hall look like a vegetable market. He saw that Lin Furen (Madam Lin) didn’t deal with the problem and just let the guests gossip about Lin Family and Prince Xiao.
Lin Xiang face looks displeased but thinking about the news he received before. He knows that because of Lin Chujiu his wife eats a big loss and his heart got even more dissatisfied with Lin Chujiu.
After all, his wife is the only one that can comfort him.
“Ahem … …” Lin Xiang gave a light cough and walk into the hall.
Those people who are gossiping immediately shut up their mouth. While the others didn’t forget to remind the people around: “Quickly stop, Lin Xiang is coming.”
“Xiang Ye (Master).”
“Zuo Xiang daren (Left Prime Minister)”
Along the way, Lin Xiang kept saying ‘Hello’ to everyone while smiling. His face was wearing a gentle smile as if he is not feeling a deep anger to Lin Chujiu.
“Laoye (Lord/Master) … …” Lin Furen (Madam Lin) has long been in a good mood and slowly came forward to Lin Xiang.
Lin Xiang gave her a comforting look and then said to the guests: “Everyone, you don’t need to worry. Prince Xiao just sent news that he will personally meet the bride. Due to some physical discomfort, they got delay and stay on the road for a while. Prince Xiao set a new auspicious hour so please just wait for a few more minutes.”
“What? Prince Xiao will attend the wedding personally?”
After Lin Xiang said those words, his words seem like a rock that fall into the calm lake and everyone couldn’t stay calm any longer.
Three months ago, Prince Xiao got into an accident. He was diagnosed by the imperial physician that he will stay paralyzed and crippled for the rest of his life. Since then, Prince Xiao didn’t appear in front of anyone even when the emperor removed his military power, he didn’t come forward to his presence.
For the citizen of East country, Prince Xiao is not a disgraced even if he decided to not appear in front of anyone.
And even until now, everyone still deeply understands him. After all, Prince Xiao is not an ordinary man. Before he got paralyzed he was known as the God of War and the Imperial hero of East Country.
Prince Xiao’s talent in martial arts are superb, he was only one step away from perfection.
Prince Xiao is very wise and can kill a countless enemy on the battlefield.
Prince Xiao is very peerless and handsome unlike any mortals … …
Prince Xiao is … …
In short, before Prince Xiao got paralyzed he was like a god to all the people in East Country. And even to the eyes of the imperial officials, his existence is a superior being like a god.
The people from the East Country might not know the emperor, but no one can’t recognize Prince Xiao the God of War.
Such a great figure fully deserved to be favored by God. But such a great figure will also be envied by many. In the end, a villain plotted against him and now he got paralyzed and can only stay in bed for the rest of his life.
No one knows how many people from the East Country regretted that war, but those regrets can’t change the fact of his current situation.
Since then Prince Xiao didn’t appear in front of anyone, but everyone can understand that. Not to mention, if they encounter the same thing they wouldn’t appear in front of anyone too.
With such a great feat Prince Xiao cannot simply accept it. But the most important thing is his pride. How can he withstand to show his crippled appearance? How can he bear to see those other people look at him with sympathy?
However, today, Prince Xiao will personally meet Lin Chujiu to get marry and he will show his crippled appearance in front of everyone. These things are simply unimaginable.
In the end, what is Prince Xiao’s real intention to Lin Chujiu?
That question can only be answered by Prince Xiao himself. If he will not answer that, then no one else knows the reason. In the end, what is he really planning ah!?
Inside the hall, when all the Xiaojie (Young Miss) heard the message. Each one of them got envious to Lin Chujiu and said: “Chujiu, you must be feeling happy right now ah!”
“Prince Xiao is too good for you.”
“Yes, I’m really envious right now!”
A group of Xiaojie (Young Miss) surrounded Lin Chujiu and talked non-stop. Their words are full of envy, but no one is actually really jealous of her. After all, they are aware of what Prince Xiao’s current situation. So, he is not worthy of their jealousy.
On such a happy occasion, no one should say a word that will make the other party unhappy. But, there was still this innocent looking girl that dare to say unlucky words as if she really felt regret: “If Prince Xiao didn’t get hurt that would be much better, right? And jiejie (elder sister) will be the happiest woman in East Country. But what a shame, Prince Xiao … … “
Yes, the innocent looking girl that said those words for the bride is no other than Lin Chujiu’s half sister Lin Wanting. Once her words were heard by many, all the Xiaojie’s (Young Miss) envious feelings changed into regret.
All that was left as envious noises in the hall are big sighs. If the other people doesn’t know today’s event, they will think that they are in a spiritual hall. Any ordinary girl will certainly freak out, however, Lin Chujiu is not that type of girl. On the other hand, even if the bride doesn’t feel that way but her mother and other family members should have come forward to save her face, right?
But in Lin Family, who will come forward for Lin Chujiu?
Even if Lin Furen (Madam Lin) felt wrong, how can she face them when they helped her. In the end, Lin Furen (Madam Lin) didn’t dare to say anything and can only show a sad look on her face inside the red hall that should have been full of festivity.
Lin Furen (Madam Lin) thought that Lin Chujiu will get angry. But since the beginning, Lin Chujiu acted like she didn’t hear anything and just sits on the bed quietly without a sound.
Lin Wanting prepared those words for a long time, every word in those sentences is like a hidden knife to provoke Lin Chujiu and trample her heart.
Lin Wanting’s goal is very clear, just like in the past, she wants to force Lin Chujiu to make trouble on her own wedding day and disgrace herself in front of everyone. If that happens, Prince Xiao will definitely hate her. But… …
The Lin Chujiu right now is not someone that Lin Wanting can easily provoke. Lin Wanting waited for a long time, but Lin Chujiu is still unmoved and doesn’t show any sign of anger. Even though this time, she had said too much so that… …
“Hey, don’t say anything anymore.” The Jiang’s da xiaojie (Eldest Miss) said and push away her xiao meimei (little sister) to Lin Wanting.
“San jiejie (Third sister), look at the bride.” The xiao meimei (little sister) said while pushing away her jiejie (eldest sister) from Lin Wanting’s side.
“Children come closer to niang (Mother).” the Shangshu Furen (government official’s wife) called out her daughters.
Soon, the people around Lin Wanting slowly reduced in number. But, it was too late already when she realized it!
For so many years, Lin Wanting hold her image as pure as white lotus flower because she always set up the previous Lin Chujiu. But now, the current Lin Chujiu didn’t say anything so her true face got exposed.
After all, this group of women is not stupid. When they heard Lin Wanting’s words earlier it seems like nothing. But, when they tried to recall them they find it very provocative.
Lin Wanting usually act gentle and kindhearted. But, when she get back to her senses she was reminded that the Lin Family sold some of their treasure and also asked for help to other families just to raised silver banknotes because of this jiejie (Elder Sister) of her.
“Do not seek the death of others if you don’t want to die.” Lin Chujiu was still sitting comfortably on the bed while watching Lin Wanting’s acting in excitement. But suddenly, in the crowd… …
The servant announces: “The groom has arrived, the groom has arrived!”
Before sunset, Prince Xiao finally arrived in the Lin Family’s Mansion. Every guest tilted their head to look at the crippled Prince Xiao and not the majestic Prince Xiao. But… …