Reborn: Femme Fatale First Daughter - Chapter 707
Chapter 707 Inquire about the Painting, then Visit the Qin Manor again
“Or perhaps, a mother missed her daughters and thus she drew all her three daughters on the same picture to express her feelings of missing.” Feng Yuran smiled slightly and reached out to hold Mo Xuetong tightly in his arms. There was a hint of thought at the corners of his lips. He glanced at the painting on the table with a trace of ridicule in his voice.
“Your mother was painted in such details. Such an expression was drawn in such a detailed way. One was unable to draw it without seeing her in person.”
His words immediately made Mo Xuetong’s suspicions, which had lasted for many days, collapse. Mo Xuetong was stunned. She turned around in his arms hurriedly and asked anxiously, “Do you really think that only the one who had seen her could draw such an expression?”
As she spoke, her voice trembled a little because she was too anxious.
She had a feeling. No, she always had a feeling. However, she did not believe that it was Feng Yuran who said it. She only felt that there was a possibility.
“The lines of your mother’s face are extremely delicate. It was more like an expression that could only be discerned by a close examination. And Aunt’s profile is also very vivid. There is no pause between the lines, as if she really showed her profile to others,” Feng Yuran answered as his handsome face showed a little affection.
The profile? The Princess Royal had left a profile. When did the painter see only one profile of her? Besides, the painter was so skilled in drawing it, as if he or she had seen it more than once. The painter had drawn it many times so that he or she was able to finish it in one stroke, without even a single pause.
From the whole painting, it could be seen that the painter’s skill was not bad. However, the painter was not a master in drawing, and some of the techniques were not skillful enough. But she was so proficient in painting of the three girls. If he or she had not watched them carefully or painted them over and over again, how could the painter draw them so skillfully and delicately?
As Feng Yuran noticed that Mo Xuetong was stunned, a cold glint flashed in his eyes. However, he hid it behind his handsome smile.
“If you have questions, go and ask if the situation is the same as what I thought.”
“I… I…” Mo Xuetong took a deep breath, but did not know what she should say. She only felt as if he had figured something out, and then he didn’t. She felt a dull pain in her heart. She could not tell what it felt like. She stretched out her trembling hands and wrapped her arms around Feng Yuran’s slender waist, burying her head deeply in his embrace.
As if only surrounded by his faint body odor, her heart became warm and she just got vigor.
“No matter what you want to do, remember, I have always been on your side. Don’t be afraid.” Feng Yuran smiled slightly and reached out to rub her head. “No matter what happens, you must remember that I will definitely come to your side and face it with you.”
Even though he said the latter sentence in a smiling voice, Mo Xuetong felt that he was unusually serious. Feng Yuran rarely was so strict. However, because of the feeling of him standing on her side wholeheartedly, she became tender. She did not know what to ask.
Yes, no matter when, no matter what to face, as long as he was by her side and faced it with her, she did not have to be afraid. Sometimes, the truth was hard for her to accept, but fortunately, she still had him!
She closed her eyes slightly, blinked her long eyelashes and buried her head deeper in his arms to absorb power from him. Whether for him or for herself, she could not be defeated. As for the truth, she originally did not want to go too deep into it, and could pretend that there was nothing.
In her past life, her mother and her both had a very tragic end. However, other than Fu General Manor, which did not have any blood relations with her, no one had helped her, as if those people had never existed. As such, she did not want to pursue it in this life. Even though that thought had always flashed through her mind, she had intentionally forgotten about it!
She tried to forget, as if that kind of vague connection had never existed!
She wanted to forget it, just like in her last life. It was best not to know anything!
However, was it really the best choice? She bit her lip corner tightly with her tightly-closed eyes full of tears. She felt a desperate sadness. The reason of her mother’s weird behaviors before her death, the meaning of the crazy silly girl’s words, and the last trump card had not been revealed yet.
“Tong’er, don’t be sad. Now that you want to find out about it, go find out!” Feeling the sadness of the person in his arms, Feng Yuran reached out to touch her lip corner and make her stop biting. Then, he gently stroked the trace of bite on her lip corner. His usually lazy voice held a touch of gentleness that she could feel.
Even though she didn’t look at him, she knew that there was only gentleness and pity on his flawless face at this point!
Even if the whole world had abandoned her, she still had him!
This kind of feeling suddenly came from her heart, and she was adamant about it, as if it had been existing. Tears fell from her eyes, but she had never felt more satisfied in her heart. She no longer feared or panicked. No matter what would happen in the future, from then no and since her rebirth, she had never regretted it!
The Qin and Mo families had a good relationship with each other. Even though Mo Xuetong was the honorable Consort Xuan, she had been raised by Old Madam Qin for a period of time. As such, it was normal for Mo Xuetong to visit Old Madam Qin.
She asked Mo Lan to bring the painting in her hands. Then, Mo Xuetong brought Mo Lan and Mo Yu out. Sitting in the horse carriage, she thought of her four maidservants. Only the two were still by her side. She could not help sighing in her heart. Fortunately, the two were truly loyal to her. She relaxed a little when she thought of that.
She had been reborn. No matter what, in this life, all the people she cared about were alive and well. They were all fine, and that was enough!
The horse carriage stopped in front of the Qin Manor. Old Madam Qin and Mdm Yu, who had already received the message, stood by the door and welcomed her. Mo Xuetong’s status was different now. Her every move represented King Xuan’s Manor, so she could not be as casual as before.
They greeted each other and then Mo Xuetong went to the main courtyard with Old Madam Qin. As they sat down, some maidservants served tea for them.
“How are you, Grandaunt? I heard from Cousin Xuan last time that you’ve been in poor health since you came to the capital. Coincidentally, I take a 100-year ginseng here to nourish you.”
Mo Xuetong smiled and asked Mo Lan to present her gift. Other than the 100-year-old ginseng, she also brought some tonics. They were rarely seen and were suitable for the elderly. Old Madam Qin repeatedly nodded in praise when she saw them.
“Consort Xuan, you are too polite. I am just having some chronic ailments. I got them when I was in Cloud City. They are not serious, and I don’t need so many medicinal herbs.”
“Grandaunt, you don’t have to be so polite. His Highness asked the imperial palace for these medicinal herbs. They are not particularly precious, but are more suitable for older people to nourish. His Highness said that in the imperial palace, His Majesty is usually provided with medicine meals, and these herbs are the material. They are good for the health and are easy to absorb.”
Mo Xuetong took a sip of the tea in her hand and smiled brightly.
How could the things coming out of the palace not be precious? What was more, even the Emperor was using them. They were even more precious. Old Madam Qin didn’t expect that the good deed had led to such a good result. She smiled happily. Fortunately, she was fair in the past and repeatedly told the servants not to bully Mo Xuetong.
Even though something had happened later, it was definitely because Mdm Yu had stirred up trouble inside.
When she thought of this, she could not help but look at the polite but distant Mdm Yu who was standing by the side. She was a little displeased. Why did Mdm Yu still dare to put on airs as an elder at this point? Mo Xuetong was no longer the little lonely girl who had no one cared for.
She was a super consort, the legal wife of the Emperor’s favorite son. Her status was superior to anyone else. Furthermore, it was said that King Xuan had become more and more well-behaved since he got married. He was no longer like the playboy he used to be and was working for the Emperor in the court.
Even her son, who had always been picky, sometimes praised him in private. He said that King Xuan had turned over a new leaf, and that the Emperor strongly praised Mo Xuetong. It was Mo Xuetong’s good fortune. No one would have thought that she would have such a good fortune when she was just a weak, sickly and lonely girl, left in Cloud City.
Fortunately, she had helped her at that time.
“Consort Xuan, you’re so kind!” Old Madam Qin said politely with a smile as she felt grateful in her heart.
“Grandaunt, are you looking for a painting?” Mo Xuetong suddenly changed the topic when she saw that Old Madam Qin was in a good mood. Her watery eyes were lifted and fell on Old Madam Qin as she carefully observed the older woman.
“A painting?” Old Madam Qin was stunned, but then she remembered it. She opened her eyes wide and answered angrily, “Yes, yes, yes, I have a painting, which was lost by that little bastard Yuxuan. He took the painting away and said that he wanted to have a look at it. No one knows where he put it. I asked him for it these days and he said that he was looking for it, but he hasn’t found it yet. I really don’t know whether he is lying or not.”
At the mention of this matter, Old Madam Qin was indeed filled with anger. When he saw this painting, Qing Yuxuan grew curious, saying that one of the girls on the painting resembled Mo Xuetong, so he borrowed it to take a look. However, unexpectedly, he never returned it. He only claimed that he seemed to have left it somewhere or have given it to someone else. Anyway, he could not figure out where it was at the moment, so he had to take some time to remember it. Old Madam Qin was so angry that she beat him a few times with her cane.
“Consort Xuan, how did you know about this?” Mdm Yu, who was standing by the side, asked suddenly with a glint in her eyes.
“Grandaunt, Aunt, it’s not Cousin Xuan’s fault. I saw this painting at Cousin Xuan’s place, and thought it was good, so I took it to have a look. At that time, Cousin Xuan was flipping through his book, and didn’t care about it. He said he could give it to me. Then I took it away. When Cousin Xuan came to King Xuan’s Manor recently, I learned that it was Grandaunt’s, and Grandaunt has been looking for this painting all the time. Thus I take it here today. Grandaunt, I really don’t know how important this painting is to you. You even beat Cousin Xuan for it.”
Mo Xuetong teased with a smile.
Everyone in the Qin Manor knew that Old Madam Qin spoiled this little grandson. She didn’t usually scold him severely, let alone beat him. This time, she even used a crutch to beat him. It could be seen that the painting was really important to Old Madam Qin!