Chapter 274 Ning Qingshan Cast the Blame on Ning Xueyan
Seeing that Ning Xueyan refused, Ning Qingshan did not dissuade her. She said goodbye to Madam Dowager and Ning Zu’an, then went upstairs with Ning Lingyun.
Third Prince Ao Mingyu booked the No. 5 private room upstairs. But at this time, he was not in his private room because the Fourth Prince had called him over. They drank and talked with each other in the Fourth Prince’s private room. He left his private room to Ya Moqin, who had come with him.
Before leaving, he expressed his regret. He wanted to call Ning Qingshan over to meet Ya Moqin.
Three years ago, when Ning Qingshan went to the imperial palace, she didn’t meet Ya Moqin, so they didn’t know each other.
“Cousin, don’t worry. Even without you, I can get to know the Third Young Lady in a while. Cousin, you don’t have to worry.” Seeing Ao Mingyu’s repeated warning, Ya Moqin burned with jealousy. Ning Qingshan, right? In recent years, she had talked about her because Ning Qingshan was so famous in the capital city.
But at that time, her cousin only said that he was not familiar with her. He said that he had seen her in the imperial palace once or twice. Unexpectedly, she had successfully seduced him as soon as she returned to the capital. According to his character, she must have tempted him because he had mentioned Ning Qingshan again and again. Then she thought of her grandfather, who had repeatedly told her to be his cousin’s co-consort and left the position of consort to Ning Qingshan.
An evil fire had been burning in her heart. She could not find an opportunity to teach this bitch a lesson.
If she wanted to be his cousin’s wife and suppress her for the rest of her life, she would have to whistle for it.
She was the high-ranking imperial tutor’s legitimate granddaughter and the Third Prince’s younger female cousin. Who was she? A bastard, who was picked up from nowhere, dared to get her cousin and even dared to make her retreat to the co-consort. At the thought of this, Ya Moqin gnashed her teeth with hatred.
“Why, why did that humble woman take no account of me?”
Therefore, after Ao Mingyu left, Ya Moqin asked her maid to invite Ning Qingshan here so that she could have a good meeting with this bitch. This bitch was shameless enough to exchange love glances with her cousin in front of so many people, including the emperor and the empress.
When Ning Qingshan and Ning Lingyun came in, they saw Ya Moqin standing in front of the window. Hearing the sound of people, she turned her head and looked at Ning Lingyun, who was a little timid. At first glance, she knew that she was a bit disgraceful. She was uncertain if she was the Fifth Young Lady of Lord Protector’s Manor or the Fourth Young Lady. Looking at her watery eyes, Ya Moqin thought that she was a bitch.
Coupled with Ning Yuling, the Lord Protector’s Manor was a fox’s den.
“Are you Ning Qingshan?” Ya Moqin asked rudely. She sized up Ning Qingshan from head to toe and pointed at her.
She couldn’t see her clearly just now. Now that she saw Ning Qingshan’s face clearly, she was even angrier. Ning Qingshan had already changed her clothes at this time. Although it was a spare dress, it was also a set of gorgeous garments. Coupled with the gentle and delicate look on Ning Qingshan’s face, she looked more beautiful.
But this was a man’s opinion. Now it was Ya Moqin on the opposite side. Of course, she was more convinced that she was a vixen and wanted to seduce others. That bitch not only seduced her cousin but also made him agree to her being the consort. Did she think that she, the legitimate granddaughter of Grand Tutor Ya’s manor, was dead?
“Yes, I’m Ning Qingshan, but First Miss Ya?” Although Ning Qingshan didn’t see the Third Prince in the room and felt quite disappointed, she responded to Ya Moqin generously.
But what answered her was a fierce slap from Ya Moqin, which made Ning Qingshan stumble two steps and almost fall down.
“Third Young Lady Ning Qingshan, haven’t you have been purifying your heart and restricting your passions in the Buddhist nunnery for three years? How did you come to seduce my cousin shortly after you left the Buddhist nunnery? I’m most ashamed of a person like you, a prudish bitch.”
Ya Moqin scolded her fiercely. She stretched out her hand and tried to hit Ning Qingshan again.
This time, Ning Qingshan avoided her attack. She did not need to endure her attack. Then, she pushed Ya Moqin’s hand away and said coldly, “Eldest Young Lady Ya, does Grand Tutor Ya know what you said?”
Grand Tutor Ya also agreed with her background. The reason why Honored Consort Ya allowed her to marry Ao Mingyu was that she thought she was a descendant of the Ya family. So, neither Grand Tutor Ya nor Honored Consort Ya would object her to becoming the Third Prince’s consort. However, the idiot Ya Moqin in front of her knew nothing.
She was reminding Ya Moqin that she should launch attacks only after figuring out the truth. But, her words sounded provocative to Ya Moqin. She didn’t expect that Ning Qingshan not only hid but also dared to provoke her. Ya Moqin was trembling with anger. “Bitch, what do you mean by saying this? Will Grandpa be afraid of you?”
“Miss Ya, I don’t know where you heard me say that. Although you have a noble status, I’m also the legitimate daughter of Lord Protector’s Manor. It seems that you don’t have the right to hit me.” Ning Qingshan was furious now. She covered her face with her hand and felt a burning pain in the place where she was beaten. It was swollen. She knew that Ya Moqin had hit her heavily.
She couldn’t bear it. She thought that if she were a descendant of the Ya family, the Grand Tutor Ya’s mansion would be sorry for her. Without her nominal father, Ya Moqin might not have passed away a long time ago. How could she tyrannically abuse her power here and bully her?
“How dare you talk back to me!” Ya Moqin was furious. She was used to being arrogant. She only showed her mercy to Ao Mingyu. She was used to hitting people and killing people without scruples. In order to please her, those servants all received beatings voluntarily. Now that she was attacked by Ning Qingshan, she simmered with rage.
“Bitch, it’s said that you had an affair with Ao Shang from Commandery Prince Li’s Manor? But now you dare to seduce my cousin. Bitch, I beat you because I think highly of you. You are so shameless that you dare to marry the Third Prince’s cousin. You are evil and disgusting. I don’t know how many men you have tempted. Were you tainted in the nunnery? When I go back, I must tell my aunt to investigate you carefully and have her find out how many men you’ve seduced.”
At this time, she cursed loudly, regardless of the sound spreading in the silent night through the half-open door.
She had heard about the matter that happened in the Third Prince’s courtyard before. Although it was about Ao Xian and Ning Qingshan’s maid, Ya Moqin had an intuition that it had something to do with Ning Qingshan. After that, she asked her cousin, but her cousin didn’t say anything. Instead, he asked her not to talk nonsense.
Whether or not he let her, she wanted to say it.
She not only said it but also said it in front of Ning Qingshan. Anyway, other people didn’t know what had happened at that time. They couldn’t prove if it had something to do with Ning Qingshan. Today, Ya Moqin planned to put all the blame on Ning Qingshan, whether it had anything to do with her or not.
How shameless she was to seduce her cousin!
Ya Moqin accused her of seducing the man and suspected that she did not follow the rules when she was in the nunnery. Ning Qingshan was ashamed and angry. No one could make that clear, especially at this critical moment when her reputation could not be stained, so she could not allow Ya Moqin to scold her again and again.
Looking around, Ning Lingyun didn’t know where Ning Lingyu, the only person who could stop the fighting, had gone. At present, she could only rely on herself.
“Miss Ya, the matter in the Third Prince’s courtyard has nothing to do with me. I went with Fifth Sister and Fourth Sister that day. I was not familiar with the Third Prince when I was in the nunnery. Fifth Sister is also the legitimate daughter of the Lord Protector’s Manor and was familiar with the Third Prince. On the day I went to the courtyard, the Third Prince invited Fifth Sister as well.”
Ya Moqin reminded Ning Qingshan of what had happened in the courtyard. At that time, she might have fallen into Ning Xueyan’s trap. Now, she was exceedingly wrathful and had a grudge against Ning Xueyan.
If it weren’t for her, the Third Prince wouldn’t be aloof from her. Of course, she wouldn’t have been scolded by Ya Moqin right now. However, she couldn’t be tough, which made her feel embarrassed and irritable. Thinking about it again, if Ya Moqin’s words attracted everyone else, she would be the one to lose face.
At that time, the matter was not clear. However, the Third Prince did not care about it, so other people chose not to mention it. But if Ya Moqin made such a scene today, how would others think of her? If she lost her reputation, how could she be the Third Prince’s wife?
Therefore, an idea flashed through Ning Qingshan’s mind. Holding back her anger, she put all the blame on Ning Xueyan. At first glance, she knew that Mo Yaqin in front of her was ruthless and tough to deal with. If she knew that Ning Xueyan had an affair with the Third Prince secretly, Mo Yaqin would shift her jealousy of her on to Ning Xueyan.
“Ning Xueyan?” Ya Moqin asked suspiciously, her eyes flickering. Recently, it was well-known that the Fifth Young Lady of the Lord Protector’s Manor was gorgeous. That made Ya Moqin uncomfortable, not to mention if she had an affair with her cousin. Especially when her cousin had said Fifth Young Lady Ning several times, she did not think that he was uninterested in her.
“Yes, Fifth Sister is beautiful and gentle. It’s not surprising for her to win a man’s heart. Miss Ya, you have never seen Fifth Sister before. Otherwise, you would think that she is the most beautiful woman. Many people say that the first beauty in the capital must be Fifth Sister.”
Seeing that Ya Moqin’s interest was aroused, Ning Qingshan covered her swollen and burning-hot face with her hands and hailed Ning Xueyan with a smile. On the surface, she was sincerely praising Ning Xueyan. Not a single woman was willing to admit that she was not as beautiful as another, and she might have something to do with her lover.
With Ya Moqin around, Ning Xueyan would come to no good.
Ya Moqin growled, “Ning Qingshan, don’t think that it has nothing to do with you even if you get your Fifth Sister involved. If I find out that she did not have an affair with my cousin, you’ll be in trouble!”