Reborn: Femme Fatale First Daughter Chapter 536
Chapter 536 Precious Treasure, a Head Accessory Made of South Pearls
Mo Yarui finally hurried over and secretly wiped away the sweat on her forehead. She walked to Mo Xuetong and bowed with a smile. “Greetings, Consort Xuan!”
“Second Consort Mo? Please take a seat. Somebody, serve tea!” Mo Xuetong recognized that the person in front of her was Assistant Minister Mo’s daughter. She suddenly understood that the so-called Ya’er was Mo Yarui. She avoided Feng Yuxuan’s gaze and focused on Mo Yarui with a polite smile.
“Many thanks, Consort Xuan.” Mo Yarui leaned over and sat on a stone bench by the side. It was such a hot day and she had been chasing after Feng Yuxuan. It was really hot on the way here. She took the tea from Mo Lan and took a sip. Then she felt a sweet scent and the summer heat diminished immediately.
“Your Highness, please have some tea.” Mo Lan put a cup of tea beside Feng Yuxuan’s hand. Feng Yuxuan nodded, but he intentionally fiddled with the teacup he had been holding. The corners of his lips curled up into a smile.
“Thank you, Consort Xuan, for saving my life last time.” Mo Yarui stood up. It seemed that she was going to bow to Mo Xuetong.
“Please don’t do that. It’s just a matter of lifting a finger. It’s not a big deal. Besides, you have King Chu.” Mo Xuetong stood up hurriedly to stop her, and Mo Yu hurriedly reached out to hold Mo Yarui and stopped her from kneeling.
“It is as easy as raising a finger to you, My Lady, but for me, you still saved my life.” Mo Yarui could not help but look at Feng Yuxuan when she heard her mention Feng Yuxuan. Her eyes immediately turned red when she saw him giving her a gentle smile. She said that, looking rather aggrieved. She did not know why, but when she saw Feng Yuxuan’s sincere smile, she got so excited that she wanted to cry.
It had been a long time since she saw the sincere smile on Feng Yuxuan’s face!
“Ya’er, don’t be so polite. Since Consort Xuan has saved your life, you can often come here to accompany her in the future. I brought a set of head accessory of South Pearls today, to express gratitude on behalf of Ya’er. After all, I didn’t take care of Ya’er well, so that Ya’er suffered and affected Consort Xuan.”
Feng Yuxuan continued the topic and reached out his hand. A eunuch who followed him came over and respectfully presented an exquisite gift box. Judging by the gift box’s exquisiteness, one could know that it was worth a lot. Mo Yarui looked at Feng Yuxuan in surprise and then at the gift box on the table with a strange look on her face.
“This is a head accessory made of South Pearls. The South Pearls are from the extreme south. They are more mellow and smooth than that of other places. The objects inside are also very beneficial to people’s health. Please accept it, Consort Xuan.” Feng Yuxuan smiled and pushed the gift box to Mo Xuetong.
South Pearls were not local pearls. The good ones were all offerings in the palace. Even the imperial consorts in the palace did not have many South Pearls. Mo Xuetong remembered that Sima Heyan had mentioned in her past life that when she entered the palace, she had seen a phoenix hairpin of South Pearls on the Empress’ head. She had praised it for a long time, saying that such pearls were the best amongst pearls and could be worn by a noble person like the Emperor.
Now, Feng Yuxuan was giving her a head accessory of South Pearls. It was valuable!
Even though she had saved Mo Yarui, how could Feng Yuxuan, who had ignored Mo Yarui, give her such a valuable gift? What was Feng Yuxuan doing this for? Mo Xuetong thought quickly and did not figure out his intentions. She saw that Feng Yuxuan’s gentle gaze landed on Mo Yarui and felt as if he and Mo Yarui were in love with each other.
“Your Highness King Chu, I really can’t accept such a precious gift.” Mo Xuetong couldn’t figure it out and decided not to think about it anymore. A gentle smile appeared on her jade-white face and she refused him politely. No matter what Feng Yuxuan wanted to do, her intuition told her not to accept it.
She did not forget how cruel the gentle-looking King Chu was. If not for her good luck, she would have died a long time ago.
“Consort Xuan, don’t you look down on my head accessory just because you have the precious South Pearls necklace that Eighth brother sent to you?” Feng Yuran said in a casual manner while smiling lightly and looking at Mo Xuetong with a relaxed air.
“South Pearl necklace?” Mo Xuetong blinked her watery eyes and asked in confusion. She did not understand what Feng Yuxuan meant.
“Oh, I just said something I shouldn’t have. I shall punish myself.”
He saw the slight estrangement in the clear eyes, and her long lashes fluttered. Even though she was polite, she looked indifferent. Feng Yuxuan’s eyes darkened. He suddenly stood up and said, “I still have to visit Eighth brother, so I won’t disturb you. Ya’er, if you like Consort Xuan, you can come to King Xuan’s Manor often in the future.”
Then, before Mo Xuetong could say something, he pulled Mo Yarui and turned to leave, leaving the South Pearl head accessory on the stone table. He meant to leave it to Mo Xuetong. She had to accept it even if she did not want it.
“Your Highness…” Mo Xuetong did not expect Feng Yuxuan, who had always been elegant, to be so shameless at this moment. When she stood up, Feng Yuxuan had already walked quite a distance away with Mo Yarui stumbling. If she chased after him, it made one feel that she had lost her etiquette and was too petty.
“My Lady, this?” Mo Lan looked at the jewelry box on the table, and then at King Chu who had let go of Mo Yarui and walked away. She did not know what to do. What was going on? He had gifted his younger brother’s wife with a head accessory. Even though he had given it to her in the name of Mo Yarui, it was from his hand in the end. It was not proper.
If news of this matter got out, how would people say about it?
And what if King Xuan misunderstood Consort Xuan?
“My Lady, I will send it to His Highness King Chu right now.” Mo Yu understood by this time. She hurried over to pick up the jewelry box on the table and said to Mo Xuetong anxiously.
Did he just want to cause a misunderstanding between her and Feng Yuran, and to spread the rumors about her and Feng Yuxuan? Mo Xuetong did not think that Feng Yuxuan was such a shallow person. Furthermore, the idea was likely to backfire. If there were rumors about him and Mo Xuetong, his reputation would be damaged. With his image as a gentleman, he would not do something like that.
Mo Xuetong reached out to stop Mo Yu from making a move. Then, she sat down slowly, and waved the circular fan gently, hiding the coldness in her eyes. If she had guessed correctly, the gift was just a lead and he was probably trying to get something out of it. Feng Yuxuan just mentioned the top quality South Pearl necklace, but he didn’t finish what he tried to say.
In this life, Mo Xuetong had never heard of the string of top-quality South Pearl necklace, but in her last life, it was extremely famous. The top-quality South Pearl necklace was not only made of top-quality South Pearls, which were of the same size with no impurities. These were not the most important things. What was most important was a secret in this necklace.
Feng Yuxuan came here in order to use the necklace to plot against Feng Yuran and her. Anger surged in her heart. In her past life, the necklace had almost caused the Empress to lose her position, and in the end, no one found out that it had something to do with King Chu. Everyone thought that the Empress was vicious, but it turned out that Feng Yuxuan was behind it.
“Mo Lan, go and ask Feng Yue if His Highness has a new necklace. If yes, tell him not to open the jewelry box first.” A trace of sharpness flashed through her eyes. She bit her lips and her snow-white teeth sank into her pink lips, revealing a faint pink.
Since Feng Yuxuan had fooled her and Feng Yuran again and again, she had to teach him a lesson. She had to make him understand that she was not someone he could easily bully.
Perhaps others did not know about that secret, but Mo Xuetong knew. It was too shocking in her past life. Even though she was in the inner courtyard, she had heard about it again and again.
“Yes,” Mo Lan answered and left to look for Feng Yue when she saw the grave expression on Mo Xuetong’s face.
“My Lady, is there something wrong with that necklace?” Even though Mo Yu was straightforward, she was smart as well. She immediately understood what Mo Xuetong meant and asked anxiously.
“Don’t worry. That top-quality South Pearl necklace is excellent. It’s too great, and it’s said that such a necklace can only be seen once in 100 years.” As she looked at the lotus blossoms in the pond, Mo Xuetong’s smile grew colder. She slightly opened her red lips and said coldly. It was really great and rare, or no one would die for that piece of South Pearl necklace.
In this life, she was involved with this matter. She would not let Feng Yuxuan off easily. The man had plotted against her again and again, so she had to beat him up and let him suffer.
“Mo Yu, tell Mo Ye to come to me immediately when she comes back. I have something to tell her.” Mo Xuetong looked up slowly. She pursed her lips and lowered her eyes to hide her deep gaze. The smile on her lips grew even wider. She had already gotten Mo Ye to investigate matters and she should have almost done it by now. Mo Xuetong had always trusted Mo Ye and Mo Feng, who Feng Yuran sent to her.
“Yes, My Lady. I will get Mo Ye to come over,” Mo Yu said obediently. Then, she suddenly thought of something and frowned. She wanted to say something, but when she saw Mo Xuetong’s gentle but cold smile, she felt a chill run down her spine. She could not even speak. Mo Xuetong made her more and more confused.
“Do you want to ask the two maidservants who fled from Lian’s Manor?” Mo Xuetong cleared her mind and asked with a slight smile. She knew that Mo Yu could not hide anything in her heart. While sitting here, she had tried to ask several times but did not find the right opportunity. She must have felt very upset.
Mo Yu had been holding back for a long while and had not been able to find a suitable opportunity. However, she did not dare to say much. Now that Mo Xuetong mentioned it herself, she hurried to say, “My Lady, I feel that it is inappropriate to take those two maids in. They said that Madam Lian and Mr. Lian wanted to sell them. But that’s their side statement. Anyway, they are now escaped servants. If they are caught, they will be sent to the government and beaten 50 times, and even the one who helped them will be implicated.”
Mo Yu was truly worried. Even though Ming Yu and Ming Xia were both miserable, their eyes rolled and were filled with greed. With one glance, Mo Yu knew they were troublesome. Besides, they were servants who had escaped from Lian’s Manor. Furthermore, their slave membership was still in Lian An’s hands. They were people of Lian’s Manor no matter where they fled to. It would be bad if someone found that Mo Xuetong took them in.
“Mo Yu, don’t think too much. They are just two escaped slaves who made mistakes. Let His Highness tell Sir Lian and it will be over. His Highness can buy them. It won’t be a big deal. There aren’t enough servants at Concubine Qin’s yard according to what she said the day before. Arrange them to serve Concubine Qin tomorrow.”
Mo Xuetong’s words sounded like that she was for Ming Yu and Ming Xia’s good, but she actually sent them to Concubine Qin. Everyone in King Xuan’s Manor knew that Concubine Qin was only a nominal concubine. Could she really get close to His Highness? Mo Yu thought that no matter how adorable they were, they would not be able to see His Highness. She was immediately delighted and changed her sad expression. She answered Mo Xuetong crisply.
All she could think about now was Mo Xuetong had not been tricked by the two sexy and restless little maids, so she had missed the viciousness that flashed across Mo Xuetong’s face. She had to get rid of Consort Zhao’s minions in order to deal with her. Lian An slightly suffered this time, and it would be a bloody wound if it was revealed…