Reborn: Femme Fatale First Daughter Chapter 481
Chapter 481 Secrets, Helping His Highness with His Plan
Feng Yuran wore a purple silk coat. His beautiful eyes shone brilliantly, making her pretty pupils long and seductive. His brows are long and thick and his facial features were like a drawing. His lips had a bloody undertone and his face was as elegant and perfect as a sculpture. Such a man was extremely seductive in the eyes of any woman, be it Ling Fengyan or Concubine Qin!
Even though Mo Xuetong sat at one side, she did not miss out on the mesmerizing gaze of Concubine Qin. It seemed that Concubine Qin was indeed in deep love with Feng Yuran. However, she had tricked Feng Yuran at the start and would involuntarily bring about his hatred. A strong man like Feng Yuran would not tolerate any woman tricking him!
He did not care and followed her wishes. However, she sacrificed her entire life.
“Your Highness!” Indeed, before she could talk, Concubine Qin already spoke timidly, her teary face unable to contain her sadness. A few pearly tears hung on her cheeks, making her a little seductive and helpless. One would indeed exclaim that it was unfair for such beauty to be punished.
Feng Yuran raised his brows and glanced at her, but did not stare at her for long. He then turned to Mo Xuetong and asked curiously, “Why is she here?”
“She came this morning to say her apologies to me. She insisted on seeing me.” Mo Xuetong stretched her body and replied casually. She knew that she made so many noises here just to see Feng Yuran. She didn’t want to care about any of the affairs for they are people that he had provoked, and he had to deal with them himself! This was also in case she kept on bothering her and hating her, for she did not want to take the blame for that.
Feng Yuran sat down and caressed Mo Xuetong’s hand, replying casually. “If such things happen again, just send someone to chase her out. This is the room of my proper wife and not a place where anyone can come and disturb you.”
Just let someone chase her out? Such words were heartless and they destroyed Concubine Qin like fists on her heart. How could that be the case? She had already lowered her status; how could he still ignore her as such!
Concubine Qin’s heart ached as she stared depressingly at this man that she fell in love at first glance and whom she had committed stupid acts for. Did he really not care about her? Or was it because he was silenced due to Mo Xuetong’s presence!
Yes, that must be the case!
She bit her lips and suppressed the pain and anger in her heart. Looking at Mo Xuetong, she found the hatred was increased even further.
If not for Mo Xuetong, if not for Mo Xuetong, she would definitely become the love of His Highness, who would truly accept her then. She would endure until she occupied a space in His Highness’ heart before she dealt with Mo Xuetong.
"Your Highness…” She cried out again in sadness. However, he merely smiled gently at Mo Xuetong with a smile as brilliant as the summer sun, something she had never seen before.
“Go and take a look. I am a little tired. I will tend to you later.” Mo Xuetong pushed his hand away and signaled that Concubine Qin was still around.
“Go what? She’s not someone important. Mo Lan, send breakfast in for My Lady. She hasn’t eaten anything so far due to all this mess.” Feng Yuran pressed her hand and ordered impatiently to Concubine Qin. “Speak your mind.”
He sounded extremely upset.
Such a difference in treatment made Concubine Qin very embarrassed. She had to suppress the sadness in her heart and whisper, with tears welled up in her eyes. “Your Highness, is it possible for me to speak to you in private as I have serious business to discuss? It concerns grave matters and I dare not speak nonsense.”
“Since you dare not speak, it’s alright to not speak. My Lady here can listen to all my affairs.” Feng Yuran stared at her coldly, without a single tinge of warmth in his eyes.
“Your Highness…” Concubine Qin felt a coldness appear in her heart as she saw him tightly grasping Mo Xuetong’s hand. She felt the chill coming from both her eyes and ears.
"Speak your mind or go away.”
“Yes, I, I do have something to say but I am afraid that others may hear what I have to say. Therefore, I came this morning to My Lady’s residence to get a chance to speak to Your Highness. I don’t mean to offend My Lady. Please forgive me.” Concubine Qin’s tears rolled down from her face. She looked at Mo Xuetong with sadness and a tinge of fear.
She was explaining the matter before but she was also expressing her grievances, especially since she subconsciously showed off her swollen left cheek, which was obviously because she was slapped.
Mo Xuetong sipped on the porridge that Mo Lan passed her. She didn’t make much explanation as if she didn’t know that Concubine Qin was complaining to Feng Yuran now.
Seeing that Feng Yuran didn’t notice her expression but was instead a little annoyed, she knew that she could not delay any further. As long as she could capture His Highness’ heart, she would have plenty of opportunities to deal with Mo Xuetong. Immediately, tears flowed down her cheeks as she expressed timidly. “Your Highness, did His Majesty order to prevent anyone in our manor from leaving here? One can only enter but cannot leave the manor now?”
“Your Highness, I don’t have other intentions. You have to find a way to get out since you are trapped here. However, no one from our manor can get out from here and no one can provide any suggestions to Your Highness. If we continue like this, we don’t know what the final result will be. Other than that, we should think of another method rather than just be like sitting ducks.”
Concubine Qin spoke fluently. Such matters were not her expertise but she felt good speaking those words.
Before she was married, she was known for being a scholarly girl. However, like Mo Xuemin, such a reputation was more about entertainment and literary matters rather than political matters. Mo Xuetong did not know where she obtained the confidence to believe that she could further participate in matters concerning the imperial matters, or maybe she really deemed herself talented and thought Feng Yuran would treasure her. Now even Mo Xuetong had to admire her courage and confidence.
However, such courage might not be a good solution to the problem!
Mo Xuetong sipped on the porridge and glanced aside with her watery eyes, listening quietly to Concubine Qin’s words.
“Do you have a way?” Feng Yuran stared at her with mockery.
“Yes, I… I am willing to go out and contact my father and gather information about Your Highness’ matter.” Concubine Qin looked at Feng Yuran with loving eyes and a determined heart. “Even if something happens, I will suffer all the consequences. Even if I break my bones and die, I will not concern Your Highness.”
Such deep love and such mesmerizing meaning by such a beauty. Amidst her tears, she was willing to trudge through fire and sacrifice for him. Could any man from this world resist her!
“Do you know what are the consequences if you leave the manor?” As expected, Feng Yuran seemed to be smiling when he said that.
“I know. I will be executed since I do not follow His Majesty’s orders.” Concubine Qin said with determination.
“And you still want to go out?”
“For Your Highness, I… it’s alright.” Concubine Qin exclaimed loudly.
“To find your father outside and let Duke Wanping help me. According to my knowledge, Duke Wanping was never on my side.” Feng Yuran asked lazily.
“Your Highness, listen to me. As long as I find my father and beg him, my father will definitely listen to me and help Your Highness with your affairs.” Listening to Feng Yuran’s question, Concubine Qin hurriedly proved her loyalty.
“You will be begging Duke Wanping? And he will listen to you? It seems like you are indeed capable. I looked down on you in the past.” Feng Yuran’s intentions were hidden within his lazy voice. He suddenly leaned forward and looked up at her, a meaning hidden deep within his pair of handsome eyes.
“If you can succeed, I should definitely reward you handsomely.”
Concubine Qin was vastly overjoyed. However, she immediately recognized it and bowed her head on the ground hurriedly and said, “Your Highness, I dare not. I only wish that Your Highness can remain luxurious and safe forever.”
“Oh, you don’t want it? Then it’s fine!” Feng Yuran sat down again and explained calmly as if he weren’t the one promising just now.
Concubine Qin’s eyes were still all smiles but she froze as she stared at Feng Yuran in astonishment, unable to follow his way of thinking.
“You will be asking your father to help me with my affairs?” Feng Yuran asked lazily.
“What exactly do I want to accomplish?” Suddenly, Feng Yuran’s face turned cold as anger appeared on his face. He stared directly at Concubine Qin.
“Your… Your Highness…” Concubine Qin didn’t expect him to change his expression so fast and was stunned by his question, unable to conjure any reply. Accomplish? Accomplish what? That wasn’t something she could say. Even though she was anxious in projecting herself in front of Feng Yuran, she knew that if she spoke the truth, her head would be separated from her body. Suddenly, cold sweat broke out on her head.
Looking at the numerous servants and nannies, one could see that they were not all close associates with Feng Yuran.
If such a word was spread, she would not be able to survive.
"I also don’t know what matters I am trying to achieve and does not understand why I need your help.” Feng Yuran smiled coldly, a cold hatred appearing on his beautiful face. “Come and bring Concubine Qin away and stop her from leaving her room again. Keep her there properly.”
“Your Highness, Your Highness, listen to me…” Seeing that one of Mo Xuetong’s servants came over, Concubine Qin rushed to explain herself. However, Mo Ye, who walked to her, merely glanced at her coldly and slapped her chin, dislocating her jaw and dragged her down like a dead dog.
He didn’t give her any chance to explain herself further.
When Concubine Qin was dragged down, Mo Xuetong coincidentally placed down the bowl of porridge on her hands and wiped her mouth with a handkerchief from Mo Lan. She ignored Feng Yuran and left for the inner room, where she rested on the bed with her eyes closed.
Feng Yuran followed her over and sat on the bed, caressing Mo Xuetong’s long hair. “Why? Are you tired? You should sleep more in the afternoon. It will be good for your health.”
“Not very tired. Tell me, why did she change so much? Is the back garden of King Xuan’s Manor really so attractive!” Mo Xuetong was talking about how Concubine Qin degraded herself from the eldest proper daughter of a duke to a servant concubine of King Xuan. Was that really worth it?
“There is no need to care about these people, as well as those in my back garden. They are malicious and arrogant. We just need to let some of them die from ‘illness’ if they grow out of hand.” A harsh sense of hatred flashed across Feng Yuran’s eyes.
“Not yet. Wait for it.” Mo Xuetong caressed her brows and said. It is easy to make some of them die from “illness”. However, it was not a good solution since it would tarnish Feng Yuran’s reputation.
“Alright, up to you then. If you want more peace, I will just do it directly.” Feng Yuran felt that he should be more direct in his words in case Tong’er misunderstood him. “If you don’t want to see any of those women in my back garden, just make sure they stay in the back garden. Anyways, they need to pass the second door to reach here from the gardens. Nannies are guarding the second door and we can stop them from coming over.”
“Let me see.” Mo Xuetong nodded but did not immediately agree. Those women in the back garden were sent over from various forces and couldn’t be dealt with so easily. They indeed created a headache for her but it was not a good solution to just block them using the door. She had to find a suitable situation for the problem.
Thinking about how such issues were created by Feng Yuran himself, Mo Xuetong pushed him a little and complained gloomily. “Why did you let so many women in before?”
“They thought of various ways to enter so I merely satisfied them. After all, my back garden also needs many women at that time or I will not be able to fulfill my promiscuous reputation.” Feng Yuran replied confidently.
Therefore, the many women in his back garden were for him to act as a promiscuous and flamboyant aristocrat.
It was demand and supply, and Mo Xuetong didn’t know what to say!
“OK, OK, there is no need to care about those irrelevant individuals. I only need you to live life together. Don’t worry. I will get rid of them.” Feng Yuran stretched out to hug her as he patted her and smiled.
Irrelevant individuals? Mo Xuetong wasn’t sure if that loyal Concubine Qin would have a change of heart once hearing that. She lifted up her watery eyes and glared at him. The man brought her sadness and despair with his words. However, she was happy to hear them! She lay in his chest to enjoy her soft embrace; her lips secretly curled into a smile.
“My Lady, the second miss of He family is here?” Outside the curtain, Mo Yu’s astonished voice rang.
Mo Xuetong pushed herself away from Feng Yuran’s embrace as she stared at him with curious eyes, not sure what drama was about to unfold.
Second Miss of He family? He Yuxiu? At this time?
She could only enter but not exit. What’s the point of coming now?