Neither Wangye nor Wangfei were in their other courtyard. In this melancholy mist, chilly and desolate rain, Yun Ge’s heart was very relaxed. The mountain pressure from the two people had finally disappeared, and the series of misfortune that befall upon Wangfei was also gone. The previous peace in the house has settled down once again. All end in a happy life!
When Zhang Ma was in the middle of cleaning the study room, she met the bright face of early spring of Yun Ge, couldn’t help but stopped her and straightforwardly asked her. “Miss, you had given a great opportunity but refused to go back to Wangfu, what are you going to do by staying here?”
Yun Ge foolishly said, “ Zhang Ma, aren’t you also staying here?”
Zhang Ma felt helpless as she thought how she could be compared to her? When thinking about it again, Yun Ge wasn’t an ignorant woman, so there must be a reason for this. Forget it, as long there was no harm in the Wangfu Zhang Ma thought, I’d follow her along.
Zhang Ma wanted to leave but Yun Ge stopped her. “Zhang Ma, i would like to ask you a favor, can i?
Zhang Ma was alerted but asked her anyway. “Miss please tell.”
Yun Ge grinned. “All the books in this Nanyuan library had been read by me, can you please go to the library in the side manor to pick some books for me?”
Zhang Ma gave a thought. “I don’t understand anything about books, I’m afraid that I will take the wrong book. How about miss tell me what book do you want to read and I will go to find it for you.”
“Fictional light reading, as well books about geography and culture, a set of reformation books is also good. Uhm.. in addition a similar book like ‘Gui Xun*’, any other books is also fine. I thank Zhang Ma in advance.” Yun Ge shyly said it.
(To find out what is Gui Xun, check here… though no clear explanation, at least give you some idea what kind of book that is.)
In the night, Zhang Ma went back and told Zhao Jian Shen about it, couldn’t fully understand Yun Ge’s intention, also thought about how she didn’t go out doing something that might have some impact toward the Wangfu. Two days later, she brought Yun Ge one or two books from the library.
Zhao Jian Shen was still not assured, as he told Zhang Ma to test Yun Ge about the content of the books. The result was Yun Ge remembered the books she read vividly, even sometimes she added some unique perspective of her own.
Before married, Zhang Ma followed his father around to read books. Although her talent was not great, but compare to the average men, her knowledge was higher than them. Because after she married with her husband and worked at Wangfu, the time for reading was lessened. And at this moment, she had found someone to talk and discuss about anything, she was, of course, very happy. Heard the odd and strange words from Yun Ge, she couldn’t help but write to his father, Zhang Qiao Yu. Zhang Qiao Yu seemed also very interested in her.
One day, Zhao An wrote a letter about his retirement in some rural area. The manor thus lacked a person to manage. Zhang Qiao Yu hurriedly recommended Yun Ge to Wangye for that.
Hearing that name again, Zhao Jian Shen really couldn’t tell what felt right now in his heart. He thought that a mere feeling to this lowly woman, such feeling would disappeared within a month. He didn’t expect that after two months, only listen when someone mentioned her name, in an instant excited which almost broke his own cold facade, thus couldn’t felt but to let frustration to be born in his heart.
“A woman as caretaker, is it appropriate?” Zhao Jian Shen lazily asked.
“Wangye, this little girl is also not a mere housekeeper. Beside, in the letter I got, this girl is mentioned to be a smart and extraordinary girl and she stayed in the small manor for a year. Almost all the people in the manor know her. For her to take over this job, and the girl that does not afraid to arouse gossip about this job, it is appropriate.”
(TL: 742 / E: Sovannah)
(Honestly, this chapter used more hour than the previous one, because no interaction between ZJS and YG (⌯˃̶᷄ ﹏ ˂̶᷄⌯)ﾟ, well, somehow i realise that this series are kinda slow in romance, geeeez!)