Medical Princess - Chapter 1192
Chapter 1192 The Truth Behind the Earrings
Seeing the earrings in Shao Wanru’s hands, Nanny Gao suddenly cried out in a low voice, “These… these are…”
Rui’an Great Elder Princess looked sad, but she wasn’t agitated. She murmured, “These are your mother’s… your mother’s earrings…”
After she said that, her eyes turned red. She hurriedly turned her head to hide the gaffe in her eyes.
“Grandma, my mother’s pair of earrings was not on the list given by Marquis Xing’s Mansion at that time. They said that it was lost!” Shao Wanru said.
“Maybe… maybe it was lost, or it was awarded to some servant girl!” Seeing her daughter’s relics, Rui’an Great Elder Princess was very sad and couldn’t suppress the grief in her heart. She kept thinking of her daughter only. She seemed to see her daughter still looking at her coquettishly and acting like a spoiled child in front of her.
“Great Elder Princess, it’s not like that… It’s not like that…” Nanny Gao had been crying for a long time.
Shao Wanru turned to look at Nanny Gao, suppressed the excitement in her heart, and asked slowly, “Nanny Gao, tell me about it.”
Considering the current situation, she couldn’t rely on her grandma, so she had to ask Nanny Gao.
“Great Elder Princess, this… this is the pair of earrings that Infanta Qinghua wore at that time…” Nanny Gao cried so hard that she couldn’t control herself. She could see the scene at that time again. When Great Elder Princess saw her daughter, she was dead, and Great Elder Princess fainted. But Nanny Gao saw clearly that Infanta Qinghua was wearing those earrings at that time.
“Nanny Gao, did you see it clearly?” Shao Wanru looked at Nanny Gao deeply with irrepressible aloofness in her eyes. She clenched her handkerchief tightly with her fingers and almost crushed it in her hand.
“My Lady, I saw it very clearly. Infanta Qinghua was wearing these earrings at that time. She was dressed in plain clothes, and only the two rubies on the earrings were very conspicuous. I saw it at a glance. But Great Elder Princess fainted at that time, so I went to take care of her. After that, men of the Marquis Xing’s Mansion closed the coffin.”
“It was closed right then?” Shao Wanru was shocked, and her lips turned pale.
“Yes. Although I was about to leave with Great Elder Princess in a hurry at that time, I still took a second look at it. The Madam of Marquis Xing ordered her servants to close the coffin. After that, Great Elder Princess fell ill. I was afraid that Great Elder Princess would be sad at the thought of her daughter, so I didn’t mention this again.”
Nanny Gao wiped her tears with a handkerchief.
Great Elder Princess, who was lying on the bed, had been crying so hard that she couldn’t control herself. Even though it had been so long since her daughter’s death, she didn’t dare to think of her daughter. She even subconsciously forgot that she still had a grandson and a granddaughter. She just needed to protect her grandchildren.
Shao Wanru calmed down and said slowly, “That is to say, the pair of earrings should have been buried with Mother. They should not have appeared in E’niang’s hands, let alone been given to her by Mother.”
At this time, Great Elder Princess seemed to come to her senses. She suddenly raised her head and said in a hoarse voice, “It’s impossible that your mother rewarded her with it. It’s impossible for such earrings to be given to a servant girl. There are drawings on them. Giving such jewelry to a servant girl is not for her own good, but to harm her! E’niang must have gotten it for a different reason!”
Great Elder Princess was experienced. How many years had it been since her daughter’s death? Shao Wanru and Nanny Gao’s words reminded her again and again. She calmed down and slowly came back to her senses.
“Grandma, under what circumstances do you think the pair of earrings would fall into the hands of a servant girl?” Shao Wanru asked.
Great Elder Princess wiped away her tears and said, “It’s impossible for her to take them out secretly. She’s just a servant girl. No matter how much Shao Jing dotes on her, he wouldn’t let her steal your mother’s earrings. As for Marquis Xing’s Mansion, even Madam Jiang wouldn’t do such a thing. If others discover that they have reopened the coffin for the sake of a pair of earrings, the whole Marquis Xing’s Mansion will be blamed. Shao Jing and Madam Jiang wouldn’t do this!”
Both Shao Jing and Madam Jiang were scheming. Although they were greedy for wealth, it was impossible for them to do such a thing. If they did this and were discovered, the entire Marquis Xing’s Mansion would be doomed eternally. At that time, neither Shao Jing nor Madam Jiang would be willing to accept the punishment.
“There must be a reason within. Zhuozhuo, don’t worry. I’ll investigate E’niang.” Great Elder Princess spoke again. At present, the key thing was E’niang.
“Grandma, when I saw E’niang just now, I deliberately ignored her for a while. She seemed to be very uneasy. She walked around the room from time to time and even looked at the door a few times. She seemed to want to leave.” Shao Wanru rolled her eyes slightly and told Great Elder Princess what she had observed before.
In fact, she had arrived early and was watching E’niang from an attic opposite the room.
E’niang seemed to be flustered, and she became more and more flustered. It seemed that if it weren’t for the servant girls guarding the door, she would have left.
Since she had made up her mind to send these old objects of Shao Wanru’s mother to the mansion, why did she hesitate? Shao Jing had always been calm. He would complete his plan step by step. It was impossible for E’niang to leave with her plan unfinished as soon as she delivered those things over. Therefore, it was very likely that she sent these things to please Great Elder Princess.
After she calmed down, she felt that what she was doing was inappropriate, so she wanted to leave.
Shao Wanru had guessed the truth.
“Do you mean that it was E’niang’s idea?” Great Elder Princess immediately understood what was going on after being reminded by Shao Wanru. She nodded at once, and her eyes were dark. She gritted her teeth hard and said, “This woman is so bold. Could it be possible that she really opened the coffin and stole your mother’s old things?”
“It’s impossible. Shao Jing must be behind this. It’s impossible for E’niang alone to do it. Mother was not in power when she was in Marquis Xing’s Mansion, and then things happened… How could a servant girl of hers have the power to do that in front of everyone? Only three people in the entire Marquis Xing’s Mansion could have achieved it.”
Shao Wanru paused for a moment and then slowly said three names. “Old Madam, Madam Jiang, and Shao Jing!”
Except for these people, she couldn’t think of anyone else who had the power to do such a thing in the Marquis Xing’s Mansion.
Great Elder Princess calmed down, thought about it carefully, and shook her head. “It’s impossible. It’s just a pair of earrings. Although they are valuable, they are not very eye-catching for an aristocratic family like Marquis Xing’s Mansion, which has existed for a long time. It’s not worthy of them to bear risks for such trivial things.”
Shao Wanru’s heart beat wildly, and there seemed to be something shocking floating in her mind. She looked at Great Elder Princess helplessly and said in a drifting voice that she could hardly hear clearly, “Grandma, do you think that Mother… is still alive?”
Great Elder Princess didn’t hear it clearly at the moment and asked in astonishment, “What?”
Nanny Gao heard it clearly and looked at Shao Wanru in shock. Her lips trembled, but she couldn’t say anything.
“Grandma, if Mother hadn’t died at that time… and she had been taken out of the coffin later, she would have worn the earrings. After that, E’niang would have been taking care of Mother. The earrings might have fallen into her hands, and Shao Jing wouldn’t have paid attention to these small details.”
Shao Wanru stared at Great Elder Princess and took a deep breath, as if only in this way could she keep calm. The overwhelming hatred, like a cold and cruel ice, stabbed into her heart. She seemed to hear a buzzing sound in her mind and feel that something was collapsing within.
“There were candles, weren’t there?
“Shao Yanru successfully used them to fake her death, and what about Mother? She could also do the same, couldn’t she?
“It was just a guess before, but the pair of earrings sent by E’niang makes everything possible to be explained in this way. The previous guesses are not possible, so what about this one?”
Shao Wanru reached out to hold the teacup, put her hand on it, and shook it gently, making the cup tremble.
Rui’an Great Elder Princess was stunned there. She looked at Shao Wanru blankly, as if she didn’t hear her words clearly. There was no focus in her eyes, and her lips were pale without any trace of color.
“Grandma, if no other possibilities can work, what about this one?” Shao Wanru said lightly. Under her long eyelashes, there was a hint of blood in her cold eyes.
Her limbs and bones also turned cold along with what she said.
“Mother was mentally ill at that time. If she’s still alive, she must have been locked up. With E’niang and Shao Jing’s temperament, how could they be good to her? They surely want to get something from her.
“How dare Shao Jing treat Mother like this?” Her eyes turned bloodshot.
Shao Wanru was not the only one who was agitated. Great Elder Princess was also mad. She held the edge of the bed hard and slowly straightened up. “Zhuozhuo, E’niang must know something.”
Everything related to E’niang.
“Grandma, don’t worry. I will torture her until she tells the truth in the end!” Shao Wanru smiled and narrowed her eyes slightly to hide the blood in her eyes.
“Doesn’t E’niang want something? I’ll let her get it first and then lose everything she has. What secrets can she keep when she becomes homeless? When that happens, will she still try to keep Shao Jing’s secrets? Or hers?”
“I’ll ask someone to keep an eye on her…”
“Grandma, you don’t need to do that. I have someone special to keep an eye on her!” said Shao Wanru as she shook her head. Great Elder Princess’s men were all ordinary people. They were incompetent in dealing with this kind of thing and it was easy for them to be discovered. It happened that Shao Wanru had a new secret guard, so this secret guard was the best candidate.
She wanted Shao Jing and Madam Jiang to be doomed eternally. She took a deep breath and suppressed the killing intent in her heart. “Grandma, I’m going to see Madam Jiang!”
Great Elder Princess also calmed down and said, “I’m afraid you’ll attract attention if you go straight to see her!”
“Don’t worry. Even if I don’t rush it, Shao Jing will. Isn’t he determined to marry E’niang into his mansion? Madam Jiang is his greatest obstacle. He will find a way to invite me to meet her,” Shao Wanru said sarcastically. Her eyes were dark, and she was waiting for Shao Jing to carry out that idea.