Chapter 228 She Is Willing to Do Everything
The woman in a plain white dress, looking like an angel, was the prostitute he had been thinking during the last few days and nights. How could she be here?
Even though Ao Xian did not see her face, he clearly knew that he was not mistaken!
Ao Xian had wooed her for some time, but in the end she had been won by someone else. He had been depressed about it for many days, and his heart had been in a knot since. At this time, he saw that the beauty was not far away. The slim figure dressed simply, was a great temptation to him.
Ao Xian was easily tempted, so he thought about it and followed her.
Compared with Ning Lingyun, this prostitute was much more attractive. In terms of appearance, Ning Lingyun was not as beautiful as her. Moreover, Ning Lingyun would always be his, but this prostitute was different. Now she belonged to Ya Changqing. Ao Xian thought that it would be a great betrayal to Ya Changqing, if he were to have a relationship with this prostitute.
Thinking of that, Ao Xian was very happy!
“How dare he fight for this prostitute against me? How dare he keep her so as to prevent me from seeing her! It’s said that Ya Changqing will marry her. But so what? This woman will belong to me soon.”
Thinking that Ya Changqing would suffer losses, Ao Xian involuntarily followed her. For convenience, Ao Xian had come out alone. At this time, he followed the prostitute in front of him to see what she was going to do. Of course, he would certainly find a chance to kiss her.
Maybe because he had drunk too much liquor, but he could not seem to walk steadily now, and the scenery in front of him seemed to be wavering. He felt hot all over, and wanted to find a woman to relax. He could barely see the people walking ahead of him, and then followed.
At this time, his attention was focused on the figure in front of him, so he did not notice that someone had brushed by him. When he saw a maid standing there, cowering in fear, he shoved her away and rushed after the prostitute. He did not know that the sachet hanging on his waist had been changed.
Ning Xueyan did not take a nap, because Ning Lingyun came over to her room.
“Fifth Sister, I can’t sleep. Would you like to take a walk with me?” Ning Lingyun looked terrible and her face was pale. At first sight, one could tell that she was in a bad mood.
“Fourth Sister, where do you want to go?” Ning Xueyan stood up in front of the dressing table, and asked with a smile, hiding the look in her eyes.
Ning Lingyun’s worried look looked so sincere. It seemed that she had decided to stand by Ning Qingshan wholeheartedly to push Qing Xueyan into the abyss.
As an old saying goes, “A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit.” It looked like Ning Lingyun would never know that!
Of course, such a selfish and vicious person as Ning Lingyun would even betray her own biological mother, Concubine Xu, if Ning Qingshan promised her enough benefits.
“Fifth Sister, let’s go and talk about it.” Ning Lingyun looked extremely distressed. She sighed, took Ning Xueyan’s hand and walked out. Two maids bowed their heads and followed.
“What’s the matter with you, Fourth Sister?” Ning Xueyan asked indifferently, as she followed Ning Lingyun to the garden.
Now, only the three of them were resting in the womenfolk courtyard. When Ning Xueyan went out, she saw clearly that the curtain of Ning Qingshan’s room was slightly raised, and she sneered.
“Ning Qingshan is not resting as expected, and she must be paying close attention to me.”
Ning Lingyun thought that her idea was brilliant, but she did not know about the danger behind her…
“Fifth Sister, have you seen Princely Heir of Commandery Prince Li?” Ning Lingyun did not know that she was going to do to Ning Xueyan, had already been made known to Ning Qingshan and Ning Xueyan. She sighed, and talked about Ao Xian, trying to look for a topic.
“Yes. He is nice to you.” Ning Xueyan said. But her words were meaningful. They were all smart and knew that Ning Lingyun had ruined Ning Yuling’s engagement and replaced her. So there was no need to mention that.
Ning Lingyun was startled and did not know what to say next. Could she say that Ao Xian seemed interested in Ning Qingshan recently? But as a Young Lady from a respectable family, she should not say those words. But if she did not say that, how could she gain Ning Xueyan’s sympathy, and then indirectly lead her to the garden?
Ao Xian would be coming soon. Besides, there was a little bit of the estrus-stimulus powder in the sachet she gave him, but he had drunk deer blood. The estrus-stimulus powder, together with deer blood, would certainly make him go out of control when he saw Ning Xueyan. But now, the problem was how to make Ning Xueyan interested in her topic, and follow her to the garden.
“Fifth Sister, what do you think of Third Sister?” Since this topic was useless, Ning Lingyun chuckled and immediately changed the topic, pretending to care for Ning Xueyan. “I heard that what happened at the gate yesterday was also related to Third Sister.”
Since Ning Xueyan was not interested in Ao Xian, what about Ning Qingshan? What had happened yesterday at the gate of the mansion were full of complications. It was said that Ning Qingshan had failed and almost lost her personal Mammy. In the end, the Third Prince saved her.
So Ning Lingyun was even more dead set on Ning Qingshan. In such a case, the Third Prince still took care of Ning Qianshan and rescued her from a siege, and even sent fresh fruit to her after the event. The extent to which Third Prince sheltered Ning Qingshan, could evidently be seen. “In the future I’ll also marry into the Third Prince’s Manor, and it is necessary to have a good relationship with Ning Qingshan.”
“And the key to pleasing Ning Qingshan is to deal with Ning Xueyan.”
“As long as someone sees Ao Xian and Ning Xueyan hugging each other, the engagement between myself and Ao Xian is bound to be broken off. And others will only sympathize with me and scold Ning Xueyan for misbehaving and privately dating a man in the garden of the Third Prince’s courtyard in broad daylight. Then Ning Xueyan will lose her dignity and how will she survive that. It will not only ruin the engagement, but also avenge Ning Qingshan.”
Ning Lingyun had been thinking about killing two birds with one stone, for a long time.
So at this time, she was trying her best to lead Ning Xueyan to the garden, and could not show anything on her face at the same time. She had suffered losses, and she knew that Ning Xueyan was not someone who could be dealt with by ordinary people.
Ning Xueyan was clear about Ning Lingyun’s goal. Instead of answering Ning Lingyun’s question, she sneered and asked coldly, “Fourth Sister, do you think Third Sister can marry the Third Prince?”
“Of course she can. The Third Prince is so affectionate toward the Third Sister. How could he not marry her?” Ning Lingyun answered immediately.
“Really? How do you know that Third Prince is deeply in love with Third Sister? Through a basket of fruits? Didn’t the Third Prince separately give it to every Young Lady in our family? Fourth Sister, didn’t you receive any?” Ning Xueyan looked at Ning Lingyun with a faint smile and asked.
“To every Young Lady?”
“Did you get one too?” Ning Lingyun was stunned, and asked subconsciously.
“Fourth Sister, you really did not receive the gift? The Third Prince will not treat us differently. We all are Young Ladies of Lord Protector’s Manor. How could we be treated differently?”
Ning Xueyan’s words sounded like a sigh, but was actually loaded with sarcasm.
But Ning Lingyun could not know that. She was shocked by the significant meaning of Ning Xueyan’s words. She widened her eyes and was speechless for a while, looking at Ning Xueyan with amazement.
“Isn’t it true that the Third Prince likes me?”
“Why didn’t I receive the fresh fruits which even Ning Xueyan received? Just then, I saw that the greenhouse was so big and there were lots of fresh fruits in it. And it should not be a big deal to send me some. How is it that Ning Qingshan and Ning Xueyan received the fruits, but I didn’t?”
“This means that the Third Prince is not in love with me.”
“But if the Third Prince doesn’t like me, why did Ning Qingshan say that he likes me? If the Third Prince doesn’t like me, will I have a good marriage after I break off the engagement with Princely Heir of Commandery Prince Li?”
“But I have contacted Ao Xian, and the sachet embroidered with Ning Xueyan’s name has also been sent to him. My plan is already in place, and maybe Ao Xian is in the garden now. I can refuse to go to the garden, but how do I stop my plan now?”
“What to do now?” Thinking of that, Ning Lingyun could not help sweating. She stood still, and dared not walk toward the garden.
“Fourth Sister, what’s wrong? Why are you not moving? The garden is over there. Let’s go in and talk, while enjoying the flowers.” It seemed that Ning Xueyan did not see Ning Lingyun’s pale face and asked softly.
If Ning Xueyan had said that earlier, Ning Lingyun would have been overjoyed.
But now, Ning Lingyun only felt chills all over, and could not stand steadily. She reached out and leaned on the maid. And she even sensed that Ning Xueyan’s soft smile was as cold as ice.
“Fifth… Fifth Sister…”
“Fourth Sister, if you don’t go now, you will be late. Then it won’t be good!” Ning Xueyan’s smile gradually disappeared, and she looked at Ning Lingyun coldly.
“What… what do you mean?” Ning Lingyun found it difficult to speak. Ning Xueyan’s eyes were magnified infinitely in front of her eyes. And at last, only a sense of coldness was left. Facing such momentum, Ning Lingyun unconsciously weakened and lowered her voice.
“What do I mean? Fourth Sister, are you unwilling to marry into Commandery Prince Li’s Manor? Do you want to marry into a more respected family?” Ning Xueyan stared at Ning Lingyun closely, and said this, one word at a time. She was sure that it must have something to do with Ao Mingyu. Maybe Ning Qingshan had successfully persuaded Ning Lingyun to go with Ao Mingyu.
“I… I didn’t…” Ning Lingyun denied subconsciously.
“Let’s go and have a look, then we’ll know the answer. Maybe Princely Heir of Commandery Prince Li is waiting for you there now.” Ning Xueyan said with a sneer. She was aggressive and did not relax at all. Ning Lingyun’s mind was in a turmoil at this time, which was the best opportunity for Ning Xueyan.
“No… I didn’t…” Unexpectedly, Ning Xueyan even knew about this. Ning Lingyun was so scared that she shivered and leaned on the maid, breaking out in a cold sweat.
“Fourth Sister, if you really don’t want to marry into Commandery Prince Li’s Manor, I have an idea to help you. But I don’t know if you’re willing to do it?” Ning Xueyan suddenly softened her look and the smile on her face turned mild, as if she had not been that aggressive earlier.
“What… what kind of thing?” Ning Lingyun felt regret now. Her plan had been exposed, and the Third Prince did not like her. At this time, she felt helpless. She looked at Ning Xueyan and sincerely hoped that Ning Xueyan can help her.
She even forgot that she was going to frame Ning Xueyan!
At this time, she was willing to do everything which could help her get rid out of such a predicament