Chapter 13: Meeting the bride
The guests look for a long time, but they didn’t even see Prince Xiao’s shadow. Instead, they saw a black sedan was entering the hall.
The whole body of the sedan was painted in black. An ordinary citizen may not know, but a citizen with a high position in society knows that this black sedan is very unusual.
“Is Prince Xiao inside the black sedan?”
Some people made a bold guess and then refuted the message earlier. If Prince Xiao came by using a sedan, then how could he miss the auspicious hour?
In reality, the wide black sedan was already parked securely in front of Lin Mansion. A thick curtain was blocking the gate of Lin mansion to avoid the crowd’s eyes. No one will be able to see the person who is sitting in the black sedan unless Prince Xiao will open the door to marry the bride!
Everyone is determined that the person who is in the black sedan is really Prince Xiao. But, just like before Prince Xiao didn’t come out.
Is this also called meeting the bride personally?
Everyone stare at each other, they didn’t say a word but they really want to laugh out loud in embarrassment.
Although it is really laughable, but Prince Xiao personally came. So, this situation can already be considered as giving face the Lin Family. After all, Prince Xiao is in a special situation so who would still be picky.
The people that weren’t able to see Prince Xiao felt disappointed. But, no one dares to say anything. Especially, when they saw the guards on both sides of the black sedan. Just by looking at their bloodthirsty looking eyes makes them scared and shrink their body.
Does Prince Xiao really need to bring these bloodthirsty looking guards to meet the bride personally?
Is this a wedding or a kidnapping?
No one really agrees with Prince Xiao’s action, but no one dares to come forward and start a battle of words.Even Lin Xiang the bride’s father only respectfully approached the black sedan but didn’t dare to show even half of his dissatisfaction.
With the arrival of Prince Xiao and his group of retired soldiers as guards. The atmosphere in the wedding hall that should have been lively has quiet down immediately. In addition, the sound of the gong and flute-like musical instrument didn’t even add enjoyment to the guests to make them start a conversation or laughter.
Several guests have seen the awkward atmosphere, so they decided to open their mouth to adjust the atmosphere. But, once they saw the sharp eyes of Prince Xiao’s guards their half open mouth immediately closed.
Because the guards that Prince Xiao has brought is not only for show!
These guards are soldiers that have experienced hundred of thousands battle in the war. A chilly atmosphere was emitting from them and an eye-catching scars from swords are visible in their body, but showed their dignity as heroes of the country.
At this moment, who will have the guts to start a word with them?
With these shocking group of people, the marriage ended up simple. Prince Xiao and his guards rushed to the bridal chamber. The bride will ride another sedan and they will carry her out.
Yes, she will use a sedan!
According to the traditional wedding ceremony, this time Lin Chujiu should go out with her younger brother. But, Prince Xiao didn’t follow the traditional wedding ceremony and instructed his guards to carry the bride out.
Lin Chujiu doesn’t care about this stuff and don’t even try to mention about Lin Family.
Since the beginning, Lin Furen (Madam Lin) couldn’t wait for Lin Chujiu to became a big joke. So, why would she come forward and stop Prince Xiao?
Lin Xiang is very dissatisfied, but when he saw Prince Xiao’s guards he can only swallow his pride. Especially, when he took the bride without saying anything to him
Did Prince Xiao really come to marry the bride?
The guests got confused and stunned, so they just stayed on their initial place. When the wedding team went at least hundred meters away from the Lin Mansion they started firecrackers!
The noises from the firecrackers sounded behind the wedding team, so the quiet procession got a little festive.
Lin Chujiu who was sitting in the sedan couldn’t help but smile. Acting like a puppet is really absurd, the wedding is so boring and is more like a funeral. But, Lin Chujiu can accept this. And if it is another woman, maybe that woman will attempt suicide.
Prince Xiao, so this is how you will treat me ah?
I, Lin Chujiu will see what you can do, but I will face them one by one!
The more the wedding team gets farther and farther from the Lin Mansion the more it was getting quiet. Aside from the uniform footsteps of the guards, a festivity sound couldn’t be heard. If the prominent sedan is not present, no one will notice that a wedding is happening.
“Who is getting married? How come it looks like a funeral?”
Prince Xiao’s guards look too serious, so the people couldn’t help but whisper. What even worst has they said that their wedding is even colder than a ghost wedding.
Unfortunately, Lin Chujiu couldn’t hear them. Or else she might even make fun of them. She has a chronic poison in her body and Prince Xiao is crippled for the rest of his life. Seriously, they should really turn this into a ghost wedding.
While on the sedan chair, Lin Chujiu made a blind guess. What if Prince Xiao kick her out when they arrive in the Prince Mansion?
Does she really expect him to kick her out in his current situation? Isn’t he crippled?
Anyway, Lin Chujiu doesn’t have so much expectation, to begin with, so there won’t be despair.
With the sound of another firecracker, the Xi Niang (Matron of Honor) helped Lin Chujiu to get out from the sedan and step by step walk inside the Prince Mansion.
Lin Chujiu doesn’t feel any of these feelings. Now, she only wants to hurry and go to her room so she can remove already this heavy wedding coronet in her head. But… … That’s only her wishful thinking!
Although the wedding doesn’t look lively, but they still need to follow some procedures so she can’t go easily.
Lin Chujiu went inside Prince Xiao’s Mansion. Some people from the palace came to her and guide her according to the rules to complete the traditional wedding ceremony.
Lin Chujiu know the practice, so she doesn’t need special treatment on this kind of things. The atmosphere in the wedding is so boring, but Lin Chujiu force her stiff body to stay still as if nothing is happening. One by one she completed the required procedure.
The whole wedding is no different to the other wedding. However, the bride is present but they can’t see even the shadow of the groom.
At this moment, even the old mama (old granny) got also worried that Lin Chujiu might have felt unhappy starting the first half of the wedding. But since the beginning, Lin Chujiu didn’t complain and didn’t cause trouble.
Lin Chujiu doesn’t care, so it doesn’t really matter.
After all, she didn’t take this wedding seriously.
When the master of ceremony’s sings the ceremonial to get into the bridal chamber. Lin Chujiu felt relieved and it seems her feet got a little light.
Soon, she can remove the heavy wedding coronet in her head and as well the wedding golden necklace on her neck.
Inside the bridal chamber, Lin Chujiu didn’t remove them until the outsiders went away one by one to avoid trouble.
She was dying.
“Guniang (Young lady), you can’t, you shouldn’t do that ah.”The Xi Niang (Matron of Honor) got shocked, she quickly stepped forward to stop Lin Chujiu’s actions. But, why would Lin Chujiu listen to her?
“Shut up!” A cold voice sounded, the Xi Niang (Matron of Honor) got scared and step back again and again. She didn’t dare to speak, but when she saw Lin Chujiu is starting to remove them again. She opens her mouth but didn’t say anything.
In the eyes of the Xi Niang (Matron of Honor), she doesn’t agree with Lin Chujiu’s action. Lin Chujiu removed the wedding coronet and the wedding golden necklace and put them on the table. Lin Chujiu’s long black hair fall, so she tried to use her fingers to smooth her hair.
Her head and neck was finally freed
At this moment, the Xi Niang (Matron of Honor) could no longer stay quiet and said: “Guniang (Young lady)… …”
She just said a word, but Lin Chujiu interrupted her immediately: “Remember your identity. My life is not in your hand.”
The Xi Niang (Matron of Honor) got choke in embarrassment and quickly retreated to the door. But, she was followed by one of the maidservants. These people are the servants that Lin Furen (Madam Lin) has designated for her. Lin Chujiu doesn’t exist in their eyes. So, they were trying to control Lin Chujiu’s life and death.
Lin Chuji doesn’t have a good impression on these people. But still, she directly asks them to prepare her a hot water: “Go and get me a hot water, I’m going to take a bath.”
The dowry maidservants stayed motionless and just stand still. The maidservant with mahogany colored dress slowly said: “Guniang (Young lady), this is Prince Xiao’s Mansion so you need to endure.” She wants us to fetch a water, she is not qualified to do so!
These maidservants dare to oppose her?
Lin Chujiu’s eyebrow raise and silently laughed: It seems Lin Furen (Madam Lin) is not really afraid of death!
Lin Chujiu doesn’t really care about this wedding and doesn’t care if Prince Xiao thinks that she is not worthy of him. But today, she already stayed silent in their torture so she’s really tired now.
And if a person feels tired, certainly their mood is unpredictable. With the four dowry maidservants unruly behavior this time, no doubt that they are seeking death.
Prince Xiao is a distinguished person. If he thinks that she is his shame, she can do nothing about that. But, these maidservants think that she’s, what?
Lin Chujiu didn’t laugh due to her anger. She brushes off her sleeves and sat down while facing the four dowry maidservants … …
At first, the four dowry maidservants think they can control her and stay alive, but now they are trembling. The maidservant with mahogany colored dress hesitated for a while, but then she said: “Guniang (Young lady) if you have no other order please wear the wedding coronet that you took of earlier. If Prince Xiao came and saw your appearance, he will think that the Lin Family were not educated people.”
“You’re bold.” Lin Chujiu angrily pounded the table: “Is that all that you wanted to say?”
Those words are not things that a small maidservant should say. But, how come she can confidently say them? Lin Furen (Madam Lin) didn’t forget to give them a good instruction ah.
Seeing that Lin Chujiu got angry, the maidservant with mahogany colored dress got startled a little. But still, she continues to say softly: “Guniang (Young lady) before we left the Lin Family’s Mansion, Lin Furen (Madam Lin) instructed us, maidservants, to discipline you on behalf of Lin Furen (Madam Lin) if you do something bad. In addition, Lin Furen (Madam Lin) said that Guniang (Young lady) is not sensible and never tried to manage the Fu (Mansion), so we maidservant will manage in future.”
Listening to the maidservant’s words Lin Chujiu got even angrier. Lin Furen (Madam Lin) did not only want to control her in the Lin Family, but also in here.
“Lin Furen (Madam Lin) really have good intentions ah!” Lin Chujiu couldn’t help but shake her head while watching the maidservant with her eyes that have sympathy and ridicule.
This maidservant is not stupid, but her heart is too big. She doesn’t understand what modern people understand about humbleness. So, this servant got delusion that she can stepped on her head. She said that she is not sensible?
The maidservant with mahogany colored dress thought that Lin Chujiu got scared, so she arrogantly said: “Guniang (Young lady), Lin Furen’s (Madam Lin) intentions are for your own good. So, just sit back on the bed now.”
“Ha ha ha … …” Lin Chujiu couldn’t help but laugh out loud. She got up but didn’t walk toward the bed instead she walked toward the maidservant.
“Gu, Guniang (Young lady), what are you trying to do?” The maidservant’s heart felt uneasy, but still stubbornly refused to retreat even though her eyes were already sparkling with tears. This maidservant doesn’t know what is really good for her, but her looks is more better than Lin Chujiu a little.
No wonder she’s so daring.
With this, Lin Chujiu couldn’t help but laugh …