Rebirth of a Counterattack: Godly Doctor Shizi FeiChapter 9 Sole Scion, Part 2
Qi Lao [old i.e. Qi YongChun's mother] furenvehemently disagreed. But with her son's persistence, she could onlyreluctantly agree to the marriage. When the bride was married over, her dowryfilled Qi fu's empty warehouse to bursting. The new bride was very beautifuland different from the rude and unrefined merchant daughters. She paid herrespects every morning and followed the rules. Qi Lao furen also did not makethings difficult for her. But since she didn't want a merchant daughter as herdaughter-in-law, her attitude was ambivalent.
Qi YongChun used Mo RuNiang's dowry to bribeofficials. His career took off and rose two ranks in two years.
Qi Lao furen disliked Mo RuNiang even more. Shethought her son should be with a more suitable woman. She started to deliberatelymake things difficult for her. For a peaceful household Mo RuNiang toleratedeverything. Qi Lao furen was insatiable and made things hard for her. Even whenshe was pregnant, she made her serve her every day: pouring tea, fetchingwater, and massaging her neck and back. She ordered Mo RuNiang around like amaidservant. Mo RuNiang was mentally depressed. She had a premature birth ateight months. When her child was born, she passed away.
Qi fu's furen died but Laoye and Lao furen were nota bit unhappy. They were secretly excited.
After half a year, Lao furen couldn't wait and set anothermarriage for Qi YongChun: Haizhou's senior provincial government official,Liang Xinzhi's eldest Di daughter, Née Liang, the current Qi fu's Da furen.
That year Née Liang married beneath her to Qi YongChunas a second wife. Because her grandparents successively passed away, she had toobserve filial piety. This dragged on until she was nineteen years old and hadno choice but to marry Qi YongChun.
With the Liang family's support in officialdom, Qi YongChun'scareer progressed even more smoothly with no hindrances. He rose a rank everyyear. At the age of thirty-five, he was the magistrate for Xuzhou's prefecturefor three years. If nothing went wrong, next year he would go to Beijing andperform tasks for the Emperor. This was what Qi YongChun had always dreamed of.