Chapter 49: Marry Her?
Next, Mu Jingzhe and Ji Buwang waited for the instruments to be sent over from his home.
The person who brought the musical instruments was an old man with white hair. Ji Buwang called him Uncle Li. He was supposed to be the butler.
Uncle Li instructed his men to carry the musical instruments and secretly observed Mu Jingzhe without her knowing.
Ever since Little Master had woken up, he had seemed to lose his interest in everything. He’d even hidden in his hometown and hadn’t gone back.
Old Master Ji had gone from delighted to worried, fretting that something had happened to his grandson.
However, ever since the beginning of the month, the Little Master had been completely different. He was no longer dazed and bored. Instead, he was filled with hope.
He had asked around and found out that the Little Master had met a girl whose face he could see.
Uncle Li was so thrilled that he hadn’t been able to fall asleep that night.
Later on, he had seen his young master chase after the young lady. He’d started getting busy and had even become a teacher at some art school.
Uncle Li had always wanted to see this girl.
He finally got to see her today.
At first glance, he was a little surprised.
She was completely different from what he had imagined.
She had such short hair that if someone didn’t know, they might think that she was a nun returning to the secular world.
However, it looked very refreshing.
Previously, because Little Master had been sick, he hadn’t wanted to get married and have children. He felt that since he wouldn’t even be able to see his wife and children’s faces, getting married would be too irresponsible. Also, he didn’t want to pass this illness on to his children.
That was why he had said that he didn’t want to get married.
Old Master Ji couldn’t force him either, but he had always been very sad. However, ever since this young lady had appeared, the Little Young Master had changed. From time to time, he would mention her, and his eyes would sparkle.
Both he and Old Master Ji suspected that he had fallen for that girl. He had come here with a purpose today—to take a look at the young lady and report to the Old Master after observing her.
Though Uncle Li observed her in a subtle manner, Mu Jingzhe could still sense it.
Was it their family tradition to observe people?
Ji Buwang kept staring at her, and Uncle Li also kept looking at her.
Mu Jingzhe greeted Ji Buwang and found an excuse to go to the bathroom.
“Uncle Li, why do you keep looking at Jingzhe? Jingzhe ran away because of you.”
Ji Buwang was helpless.
Uncle Li smiled awkwardly. “Well, I only took a few more glances because it’s my first time meeting her.”
He lowered his voice. “Buwang, what are you thinking? Do you know her well?”
“What do you mean?”
Uncle Li was anxious. “If you like her, you have to ask around. Otherwise, good girls are snatched by others.”
Ji Buwang paused. “I haven’t thought about this yet…”
He simply liked to look at her face and wanted to be with her often.
“Young Master, if you don’t think about it now, what are you going to do if she gets married?”
Uncle Li was so anxious that he’d blurted out the words ‘Young Master’. “If she gets married, you won’t be able to see her anymore. Her husband won’t let you either. Do you want to never see her again?”
Ji Buwang nodded. “Uncle Li, you have a point.”
He felt very uncomfortable thinking about Mu Jingzhe marrying another man. He was reluctant.
He didn’t want to be unable to see Mu Jingzhe either. He wanted to keep looking at her for the rest of his life.
“Uncle Li, what should I do? Should I… marry her?”
When he thought about it, it would be great if Mu Jingzhe married him and stayed with him every day.
Ji Buwang smiled.
Uncle Li smiled too.
It seemed like the young master really liked that girl. He could go back and report this to the Old Master. Then, he could prepare the marriage proposal. This was a big deal.
Uncle Li even thought of his young master having a few kids after marriage.
As he had these joyful thoughts, he heard Ji Buwang’s puzzled voice.
“But Uncle Li, Jingzhe has married someone before. She also has five children.”
Uncle Li’s mind exploded. “What?”
She was married and had five children?
Uncle Li was dumbfounded. He raised his voice subconsciously. “When did this happen? Where are the children? That’s not right. How is it possible that she has five children at such a young age?”
She looked like a young lady.
Uncle Li then conjured up an image of his young master being beaten up by Mu Jingzhe’s husband because he was pestering his wife.
Little Master was really pitiful.
This would not do.
“The children aren’t her biological children. They belong to the man she married previously. Her husband is gone, and she’s raising those five children alone now.”
Ji Buwang hadn’t investigated Mu Jingzhe behind her back, but he knew what was basically going on by observing Mu Jingzhe’s interactions with the five children.
Uncle Li: “…”
There was too much information, and he needed time to digest it.
Firstly, Mu Jingzhe was married, but her husband was gone.
So… his young master had taken a fancy to a young widow?
Uncle Li was stunned.
These words were a little harsh, but it was also the truth.
Uncle Li was sad. Given the young master’s situation, the Old Master no longer emphasized a good match in terms of family background, nor did he have requirements for the girl’s family background or anything.
However, although their requirements were very low… she couldn’t be a young widow, could she?
No matter what, this was a little forced.
Before leaving, Uncle Li looked at Mu Jingzhe with a complicated gaze.
This girl was quite capable. Even though she had been married and was taking care of five children, she had managed to attract the Young Master’s attention.
Mu Jingzhe: “???”
She couldn’t help but tremble. “Ji Buwang, why is your Uncle Li’s gaze so strange? It’s as if I’ve defiled something that belongs to his family.”
If she wasn’t certain that she was a woman, she would have suspected that she had become a pig and gone to Uncle Li’s house to gobble up his cabbages.
“He’s always been like that. Just ignore him.”
When Ji Buwang saw Mu Jingzhe, his gaze finally became less direct and he stopped staring.
This was because he was now thinking about asking Mu Jingzhe to be his wife.
These thoughts made him feel a little shy.
Mu Jingzhe didn’t notice the change in his attitude. Upon seeing the commotion outside, she knew that the class was over and quickly went to pick up the children.
Shao Dong and the boys were there, but Little Bei had been called away by the dance teacher.
“She was called away before the first class ended.”
“Then let’s go pick up Little Bei.”
When they arrived at the dance classroom, they saw that it was crowded and noisy.
Before they even got close, they heard a voice.
“How can you steal things? Do you know how much this pocket watch is worth? Her father brought this back from Ocean City.”
“I did not steal it!”
This tearful defense made Mu Jingzhe frown. This voice sounded familiar.
She couldn’t help but speed up.
“It must be you. You’re the poorest student in our class, and you can’t even afford sandals. Look at how you dirtied our classroom.”
“All our parents have watches, but your mother doesn’t. That’s why you stole the pocket watch.”
“I don’t want to be in the same class with a thief. Can you kick her out, Teacher?”
Mu Jingzhe quickly walked over and happened to see Little Bei pounce on a little girl with braids wearing a little dress. “I told you I didn’t!”
Little Bei pounced forward and slapped the little girl’s mouth. “Who told you to spout nonsense!”
“Why are you hitting people like that?!”
“Aren’t children without a father all so ill-bred? You have no manners, you hit people randomly, and you even steal things.”
The teacher wanted to persuade her to stop, but the girl’s parent stepped forward, wanting to kick Little Bei.
She was even wearing high heels, which were a rare sight in that period. Her eyes were filled with ruthlessness, and her entire face was exerting force.
One could imagine the outcome of such a kick.
As the teacher gasped in shock, the parent in the high heels was sent flying by another kick.
She was kicked three meters away.
Mu Jingzhe retracted her foot and picked up Little Bei with an icy expression.