So here it is, the trap waiting for her!
Su Mo Li looked at Li Qianshi and saw a faint smile on her face and a sharp light bursting out of her eyes.
Li Qianshi suddenly turned back and met Su Mo Li’s eyes, but saw that she looked weak, her eyes were red, and she was obviously very distressed.
Strange, she always felt a chill behind her.
Su Chen rubbed his fingers and abdomen, immersed in his own thoughts.
Su Xin Zhen was unable to conceal the pride in the depths of her eyes, frequently looked at Su Mo Li, lips slightly upturned, with a hint of provocation.
Old Madam Su opened her mouth, wanting to say something, but nothing came out, she just looked at Su Mo Li, her eyes glittering with tears.
Su Jia Xuan’s voice interrupted the crowd’s thoughts.
“You’re babbling nonsense!” Su Jia Xuan was so angry that her chest rose and fell, and her pretty voice was filled with anger, “My Big Sister can’t be a concubine, no matter what she looks like or what her background is! If you speak against your conscience, aren’t you afraid of being blamed by your ancestors?”
The voice, which came through clenched teeth, made Taoist Bai Chuan turn pale, and his eyes flashed with a hint of panic, but he quickly returned to his natural state: “I know you can’t accept it, but such is fate.”
“Fine, if you don’t believe me, just take it as if this Taoist never said that.”
With that, Taoist Bai Chuan stood up and cupped his hands, “Farewell.”
Only then did Su Chen react, and quickly had someone escort Taoist Master Bai Chuan out.
With a “poof” sound, Su Jia Xuan, however, knelt directly on the ground: “Father, Grandmother, you should not believe the words of that Taoist Master, they are all lies! Big Sister will not be a concubine! Big Sister is to be the head wife!”
Su Chen helped Su Jia Xuan up, touched Su Jia Xuan’s head, and said slowly, “I never thought that Xuan’er and Li’er would have such deep feelings for each other.”
“Big Sister is a good person ……” Su Jia Xuan said as she cried.
Old Madam Su also couldn’t help but wipe her tears, “My poor Nan Nan!”
Li Qianshi stared at Su Jia Xuan, but Su Jia Xuan didn’t even look at her.
Li Qianshi didn’t mind, but said with a sad face, “This is a big deal, not a small deal. As long as no one in my family talks about it, Li’er’s character won’t be spread.
“It’s just that Bai Chuan Taoist is a bit difficult to handle.” Li Qianshi heaved a sigh of relief and took a pitying look at Su Mo Li, “Li’er this child grew up in the countryside, I thought she would be able to enjoy happiness, but I didn’t expect this to be her fate ……”.
Su Chen’s pupils shrank, and for a moment he figured it out, then he looked at Old Madam Su and said, “Mother doesn’t have to feel bad, maybe it’s good.”
Old Madam Su looked at Su Chen with some confusion.
Su Xin Zhen, on the other hand, pulled Su Jia Xuan directly to her side, fiercely pinched the back of her hand, and whispered: “What are you doing helping Su Mo Li speak!”
Su Jia Xuan took a glance at Su Xin Zhen, her eyes filled with complexity, but she took two steps back and lowered her head.
The eyes of the crowd were on Su Mo Li, they were naturally not paying attention to these two.
“Mother, you think, Li’er grew up in the countryside, but did not learn any qin, chess, calligraphy, and painting, even if she starts learning now, she may only know a little bit.”
“Her marriage is not allowed to be high, and she can only marry to poor children at a low level, but she is physically weak already, so how can she take good care of herself if she goes to those people?”
“It would be better to become a Royal concubine and also be able to live a life of glory and prosperity.”
Su Chen’s words stunned Old Madam Su, then she turned to look at Su Mo Li and heaved a heavy sigh: “We have mishandled this child!”
“Li’er, if you don’t want it in your heart you can say it, you ……”.
As soon as Li Qianshi was about to apply the eye medication for tears, she heard the soft voice of Su Mo Li ring out.
“Father, you’re so good to me.”
The soft words, paired with Su Mo Li’s grateful eyes, instantly made Su Chen feel better.
Li Qianshi, however, was stunned.
Everyone knows what it means to be a concubine, and Su Mo Li must have known, even if she wasn’t annoyed, she actually spoke words of gratitude?
Was she out of her mind?
“You don’t have any other ideas?” Su Chen slowed down his voice and asked.
Su Mo Li shook her head, her little face pale but full of determination: “I know you are doing this for my own good, Father, but I really don’t know anything.
It’s just that this way, Father will have to worry about Li’er, Li’er’s heart can’t bear it.
In fact, it’s the same for everyone. Li’er won’t choose.”
Looking at such a well-behaved and sensible daughter, Su Chen was in a much better mood, and a sense of responsibility emerged in his heart: “I’m your father in the end, don’t worry, one day with Father here, I won’t let anyone bully you.”
“Thank you, Father.” Su Mo Li got up and bowed towards Su Chen, her small face full of gratitude.
Su Xin Zhen looked at Su Mo Li incredulously and couldn’t help but say, “Are you stupid? Did you know you are going to be a concubine?”
Su Mo Li looked to Su Xin Zhen with confusion: “What about a concubine? Father said that he would not let me be bullied.”
“Oh.” Su Xin Zhen scoffed, “How would Father know if you were bullied in the backyard? Do you know what a concubine is? That’s half a slave, and no matter how much the main wife oppresses you, even if she wants you to die, you can’t resist.”
“Shut up!” Su Chen shouted angrily, “What are you babbling about?”
Su Xin Zhen was shocked and pursed her lips, “I’m telling the truth!”
Li Qianshi even said, “Master, Zhen’er is such a straightforward person, and besides, she is also worried about Li’er, for fear that Li’er doesn’t know the twists and turns in the back of the house.”
“Li’er should be able to understand Zhen’er’s hardship, right?”
Li Qianshi looked at Su Mo Li with a smile rather than a laugh.
Su Mo Li nodded his head vigorously: “Of course I know that Second Sister cares about me, thank you, Second Sister, Second Sister is really a good person.”
Su Xin Zhen was so angry that her lungs were about to explode.
Su Mo Li was clearly not like this, and now she was acting like a weakling, who was she fooling?
And, what nice people! Does she care that she admits she’s a good person?
She just wanted to see how scared Su Mo Li was!
Su Mo Li looked towards Su Xin Zhen and said softly: “In the back of the house, it’s always changing, it’s enough to do your own part, it’s good enough that you don’t cause any trouble for your family.”
“But Sister is different, Sister will marry and be in charge of the house, in the future Sister can tell me what she wants.”
She said, with a sigh, “Look at Mother, she is busy every day for 365 days a year, but she never gets a day’s rest, it’s because of her busy schedule that the back house of our family is so peaceful, and Father is able to work for the Emperor and get his appreciation.”
Su Chen nodded his head and looked at Li Qianshi with satisfaction: “Madam is indeed tired.”
Li Qianshi smiled gently and shook her head, but her heart was a little strange, could it be that this girl was showing her affection?
But Su Xin Zhen is a little nervous, she knows how tired her mother is, could it be that she will be like this in the future ……
“Father, Mother looks a lot older because of her fatigue, and I don’t know what Li’er can do to help her with her worries. ……”
Su Mo Li sighed softly, her eyes sparkling with tears: “Mother is only in her thirties, but she looks like she’s in her forties.”
Edited by EllieKit