Reborn: Femme Fatale First Daughter - Chapter 651
Chapter 651 The Arrogant Palace Maid Serving the Sixth Princess
When Duchess Ding was told by the palace maid that this matter had something to do with Consort Xuan, she immediately sent someone to bring the two maidservants over. The two maidservants’ confession was exactly the same as what the palace maid had said. They all claimed that Consort Xuan was arrogant, and that when she saw the two maidservants after she went through the door, she asked them to wait on her at her side. They were not allowed to leave at all.
After that, Consort Xuan asked them to tell the Sixth Princess’s palace maid that the scenery there was better!
Although the two maidservants felt that it was inappropriate, since Consort Xuan had said so, they did not dare to say anything to refute her. After telling the Sixth Princess’s palace maid, they went to serve Consort Xuan. They had no idea what happened afterward at all!
“Then is Consort Xuan still in the garden?” The face of Old Madam in Fu General Manor darkened. She knocked hard on the ground with her walking stick. She had thought that it was a scandal between Mingguo Manor and Ding General Manor. However, she did not expect that it would have something to do with her granddaughter. How could she not be furious?
“I… I don’t know.” The short maidservant was startled. She knelt on the ground shivering and didn’t dare to move. They had been squatting in the corner. When they heard someone screaming, they didn’t dare to go out to watch. Even though there was no sound from where Consort Xuan was, they didn’t dare to leave.
They did not come until Duke Mingguo sent someone to summon them. They thought that Consort Xuan should be here, but with such a big thing happening here, Consort Xuan did not make any sound. They were a little uncertain, so they did not dare to tell the truth.
“You don’t know? Then why did you push all the blame to Consort Xuan just now? Didn’t you say that everything you did was ordered by Consort Xuan? Even where the Sixth Princess went was decided by Consort Xuan. I didn’t expect that Consort Xuan could still decide the affairs in Mingguo Manor. I’m ignorant!”
The Old Madam in the Fu General Manor looked coldly at the maidservant kneeling on the ground. She was clear about what kind of person Tong’er was. How could the girl do such a stupid thing? No matter what the result of the whole matter was, it had nothing to do with Tong’er. Judging from the result, the Old Madam thought that it was probably the Six Princess who stood to gain the most from this matter.
It was said that the Sixth Princess was the best candidate for marrying Crown Prince Xieyue. Marrying into another country far away would make her far from help. Maybe the two countries would start a war, and then she would be a hostage. No one would be willing to do so!
“Old Madam, you don’t have to be mad. Since Consort Xuan has gotten involved, then we shall invite Consort Xuan to come and ask her. Anyway, when it comes to this kind of thing, the wise man knows he knows nothing, and the fool thinks he knows all. We can always distinguish,” Duchess Ding snorted lightly. She turned her gaze from You Yuecheng to the Sixth Princess and finally to the palace maid in front of the Sixth Princess. Her eyes landed on the palace maid with a powerful and cold aura, making her automatically shudder.
At this point, it could not be solved in a few words. If this matter really had something to do with Consort Xuan, the motive behind it would not be simple. What was her purpose? Did she want to destroy the marriage between Mingguo Manor and Ding General Manor and deliberately frame the Sixth Princess?
“Madams, are you looking for me?” A gentle and confused voice sounded from behind the crowd.
Everyone looked back and saw Consort Xuan, who was surrounded by a group of young and old maidservants, coming over. On her left stood Ling Mingyan, who was wearing an angry look, and on her right stood the Seventh Princess. The three of them walked over slowly. Ling Mingyan looked at the Sixth Princess fiercely, but the other two all had a smile on their faces.
“Consort Xuan, when our Sixth Princess came over just now, why did you get people to tell us that the scenery here is better? Even if you didn’t want our princess to disturb your peace and quiet, you couldn’t do something like this that is good to none. Now, our princess, our princess… ” The palace maid immediately reacted to the Sixth Princess’s hint and took the initiative. In the end, she even glared at Mo Xuetong as if she had been wronged but she didn’t dare to say anything.
It looked as if Mo Xuetong had really bullied the Sixth Princess.
Her remarks were not directed at anyone. She did not say that Mo Xuetong had done it intentionally, but she sounded so aggressive that it was hard to argue. As long as Mo Xuetong had been to the Osmanthus Garden, and she was there when Sixth Princess went through the door, she would not be able to explain it clearly.
Even if Mo Xuetong’s maidservants could testify on behalf of her, it was useless because their identity!
There were many questionable points in her words. Thinking about it carefully, people could tell that it hinted that Mo Xuetong had ulterior motives. However, if she really wanted to defend herself, she could do nothing. Her words were more than a thousand times fiercer than when Ling Rui’er had set up a trap to harm her. The real intention was revealed in the end. The Sixth Princess was really powerful—she set up Mo Xuetong when she tried to frame others. Mo Xuetong could not help but admire the “gracious and generous” Sixth Princess.
Unfortunately, all her clever calculations and intrigues would bring her nothing but her doom!
Mo Xuetong ignored the palace maid’s words, and she looked calm and gentle as she entered the room with Ling Mingyan and the Seventh Princess.
As You Yuecheng noticed a hint of smile at the corner Mo Xuetong’s eyes, his expression grew colder and vigilant.
Unlike the Sixth Princess, You Yuecheng had fought with Mo Xuetong several times, and he knew Mo Xuetong was not someone to be trifled with. She was definitely not the stupid younger sister that Mo Xuemin had mentioned. King Yan had failed again and again, and it seemed that they all had nothing to do with Mo Xuetong, but You Yuecheng could sharply sense that she was involved in every matter.
Was it really just a coincidence?
The Sixth Princess entered the Osmanthus Garden and he was discovered when he was not properly dressed. But they lacked an important condition—there must be an arrogant and distinguished also showing up in the Osmanthus Garden and holding off the maidservants who guarded the place. That was the reason why the Sixth Princess appeared in this room.
It was not easy to find such a person. The person should be young because young people would be aggressive!
The person should be arrogant as well so that she could hold back the maidservants of the hostess!
Only with a higher status could the person look down on the Sixth Princess!
After an estimate, only Consort Xuan Mo Xuetong was the most suitable candidate!
She had a high status and was young. It was reasonable for her to do anything when she was hot-blooded. As for whether she was arrogant or not, King Xuan was an arrogant and aggressive person. Perhaps Consort Xuan had developed this habit as she had been with King Xuan for a long time. Furthermore, it was said that Consort Xuan was very doted on and it was normal for her to be arrogant.
The Sixth Princess had set her sights on Mo Xuetong, and You Yuecheng did not stop her. Anyway, it was just a cause, and would not have a serious effect on her. It was You Yuecheng and the Sixth Princess, who were in trouble. Even though Mo Xuetong had a little bad reputation because of this small matter, Feng Yuran would not say anything. He did not have a good reputation, so how could he care about it?
However, the situation seemed to have changed!
First, the Sixth Princess dragged Mo Xuetong into the trap without discussing it with him. She even ordered the palace maid to say that Mo Xuetong had asked her to come over. Then, the two maidservants also lied. This was not a big deal at first. Mo Xuetong was just a crucial part of it, and her reputation would be affected a little.
However, how could Mo Xuetong still remain calm in such a situation? If the matter was confirmed, Mo Xuetong would definitely be affected, and Ding General Manor would not spare her. With Ling Mingyan’s temper, she would not spare Mo Xuetong. You Yuecheng felt a little annoyed for no reason.
You Yuecheng knew exactly what kind of person Ling Mingyan was. In the past, he had hinted to her that he would not marry her. However, she refused to accept it and tried to marry him in all manner of ways. If Mo Xuetong had intentionally sent someone to him and caused the Sixth Princess to marry into the manor, with Ling Mingyan’s character, she would not stop until she killed her!
Ling Mingyan might not be scary, but what about Ding General Manor behind her, or the Empress or the Empress Dowager…
Thinking of this, You Yuecheng felt depressed and annoyed. He frowned and glared at the Sixth Princess. He used to think that the Sixth Princess was smart, but now she was stupid. At first, he didn’t have to confront Mo Xuetong, but now he had to do it. Frustrations came over his heart.
“Consort Xuan, you…” The palace maid saw Mo Xuetong ignored her and went inside with Marquise Mingguo and the Seventh Princess. She felt embarrassed. She was the trusted servant of the Sixth Princess in the palace. Imperial Noble Consort Wen’s status had risen recently, and the trusted servant serving the Sixth Princess had also gained face. No one had ever ignored her words
Mo Xuetong paused for a second and then continued walking inside.
Mo Yu, who was following behind Mo Xuetong, stopped. She turned around and strode up to the palace maid. Smiling coldly at the palace maid, she said, “You’re Sixth Princess’s palace maid, right? Everyone says that the Sixth Princess is gentle and gracious. I did not expect that her personal palace maid would dare to compete with Consort Xuan. Do you think that you can convict Her Lady with just a few words? Or do you think that you can make Her Lady become the culprit of this ‘accident’ with just a few words?”
Her words were extremely sharp. The Sixth Princess had always been known to be gentle and gracious. Like Imperial Noble Consort Wen, she had a good reputation in the palace. However, could such a princess have such an arrogant palace maid beside her? Couldn’t she see it?
Everyone had not paid attention to the Sixth Princess at first, but after hearing what Mo Yu said, they all realized that something was wrong! The palace maid had just mentioned Consort Xuan and almost declared that she was guilty with her thumb to her nose!
Who was Consort Xuan? She was the Emperor’s daughter-in-law, the Emperor’s favorite son’s wife. Now she was scolded by a little palace maid. Was she really the Sixth Princess’s palace maid? Didn’t people say that a servant would be like the master?
According to the palace maid’s behavior, it was hard to believe that the Sixth Princess was so pure and kind.
Could it be that there was a mistake in this?
The Sixth Princess secretly gritted her teeth in regret. She regretted that she had reacted too quickly earlier, afraid that Mo Xuetong would defend herself. She wanted to prove her crime before Mo Xuetong could refute it. However, she did not expect her maidservant to be regarded as being arrogant. Besides, she could not defend her in such a situation.
The palace maid was tongue-tied. She did not expect Mo Yu to say something like that. She did not defend Mo Xuetong, and instead, she went straight to her mistake. She was shocked at Mo Yu’s words. There was a flash of light in her eyes and her reaction was quick. Her expression darkened and she immediately put on a nervous and fearful expression.
“Please forgive me, My Lady. I just heard from them that it was because of you that Her Highness was framed… I was anxious… so, please forgive me, My Lady.”
The viciousness she showed earlier immediately turned into sadness and aggrievedness. She even shed tears. It was obvious that she was loyal to her master. Mo Xuetong could not help but praise that the Sixth Princess was really smart when she saw the palace maid’s sad expression and how the Sixth Princess cried so hard that she could not even lift her head.
The princess didn’t defend herself at all, but turned herself into the real victim. She was really brilliant!