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Chapter 009: Really

Chapter 009: Really

 

The outcome of Ah Xiang’s visit turned out to be…

That She and her two younger brothers,  were running after the ball, shouting and screaming. After a while, she felt that her skirt was getting in the way, so she changed her clothes and continued running.

Speaking of Ming Sheng, he played with his younger brother and sister for a while before washing his hands and coming back to accompany Ming Wei.

Ming Wei sat on the swing, swaying back and forth, one time after another.

“I heard that you were scared a few days ago? I wanted to come and see you earlier, but my mother said that you were ill and it wasn’t convenient. Are you feeling better now?”

“Um,” Ming Wei replied absentmindedly.

Ming Sheng carefully examined her facial features, feeling that she looked slightly different from his memories.

“Has it been too long since we last met?”

In the past, when he used to come home to visit, even though Ming Qi didn’t remember him, they would quickly become intimate. Unlike this time, there is a sense of distance between them in his eyes and expression, and she doesn’t even bother to strike up a conversation.

“Is Xiaqi angry with Shige?”

Ming Wei turned his head back and saw the young boy in front of him looking at him cautiously, with an indescribable hint of apology in his eyes.

“It’s my fault, I didn’t come to see you immediately.”

Ming Wei’s heart stirred, and he said, “I am not angry.”

“Really?”

“Um.” Ming Wei thought for a moment. “Fourth brother, there’s something I want to talk to you about.”

Such intimacy made Ming Sheng very happy: “What’s the matter? I will definitely help you.”

Ming Wei slowly said, “I seem to have gained something in my mind while I was sick this time. I often feel confused and can’t figure out where I am.”

Ming Sheng became serious upon hearing this and asked, “Tell me in detail, what else did they see?”

Ming Wei’s face revealed a bewildered expression, “It feels like… a memory. I feel like I had a long, long dream, drifting in and out, sometimes here, sometimes there. One day, I heard my mother calling me, and suddenly I snapped back into my body, waking up. My mind is currently in a mess, and I don’t know what’s going on.”

Ming Sheng looked at her with a surprised expression.

She looked at Ming Sheng with a “worried” expression and asked, “Fourth brother, am I sick again?”

In response to her gaze, Ming Sheng couldn’t help but take a deep breath and gently said, “It’s okay, don’t worry. Is there anything else unusual? Please tell me.”

Ming Wei continued, “Right now, I have two sets of memories in my mind. One is of living in this garden, while the other is of being outside, drifting. Both are blurry, and I constantly struggle to differentiate which one is really me, and I can’t understand my own past.”

 ‘”Is it because of this that you don’t like to talk anymore when you’re not feeling better?'”

Ming Wei nodded and said, “Mother teaches me how to speak every day, but I understand those words. I just don’t know how to respond to her.”

Ming Sheng’s face showed a touch of excitement, his eyes shining as he looked at her.

Ming Wei paused for a moment and said, “Fourth Brother…”

At this moment, Duo Fu walked over with a small food basket in hand.

Ming Sheng suddenly jumped up and called out, “Duo Fu! Quick, quick, go get someone! Aunt, and also…”

On the other side, Ming Xiang is currently fighting with the sixth young master, Ming Hao, for the ball. Ming Xiang is half a year older than Ming Hao and she developed earlier, standing half a head taller than him. Taking advantage of her height, she was bullying Ming Hao when she suddenly heard Ming Sheng yelling loudly, startling her. The ball rolled past her legs and she fell to the ground.

“Fourth Brother!” Ming Xiang exclaimed loudly, “I was wrong, I won’t bully Sixth Brother anymore, please don’t tell Mother…”

Ming Sheng didn’t even look at her and pulled Ming Wei as he made his way into the room.

Duo Fu was taken aback, paused for a moment, and dropped his food basket, then chased after them, shouting, “Miss! Fourth Young Master!”

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In the room, after hearing Second Madam’s words, Fourth Madam also nodded: “Yes indeed! It’s true that our family has raised her for a lifetime, but with you putting so much effort into teaching her, I’m sure there must be more to it than just that.”

Madam Ming lowered her gaze, looking at the tea cup in her hand.

After a while, he said, “When I left the capital in my early years, I made a promise with my brother. If Ming Qi doesn’t have a place to go in the future, we will settle him with Wu Ge Er.”

Second Madam nodded, “Cousin and cousin, they would indeed make a good match.”

The Fourth Madam also agreed, saying, “The Ji family is full of gentlemen. If Little Seven can marry back into your mother’s family, we can rest assured.”

Speaking of Madam Ming family, the Jis are also a prestigious family in Dongning. They achieved the status of a successful candidate in the imperial examination even before the Mings made their fortune.

Just that the Ji family’s fortunes were simply not good. Later, chaos broke out in the world, and various factions rose up, with a powerful bandit taking control of Dongning and harboring ambitions of subduing the Ji family for their own use.

The Ji family is a family of scholars, with no physical strength, but with a very stubborn neck.

One should not be tolerated; if the strong bandit kills one, then so be it.

The Ji family, consisting of over a hundred people, had all their adult males unexpectedly and completely slain.

Finally, only a few children survived this disaster.

Although the powerful bandit was later killed, the Ji family did decline as a result.

Madam Ming’s elder brother, currently serving as an assistant tutor. His knowledge is not lacking, but unfortunately he is rigid in character, leading to much exclusion by his colleagues. Although he is referred to as a high-ranking official, his life is not easy.

The topic continued to be discussed until eventually reaching the main point.

Second Madam spoke up, “By the way, this morning, Mother asked about what happened after you invited Madam Liu”

Madam Ming raised her head with a sincere expression and said, “Speaking of this matter, I also have a request for Second Sister-in-law!”

“What is it?”

Madam Ming sighed and repeated the incident when Mrs. Liu’s method attracted a vengeful spirit. Finally, she said, “Ms. Liu said that this thing is very sinister and can only be collected by a proper Taoist master. I asked her where to find such a master, and she said she only knows the grandmaster at Xuan Du Temple in the capital. Sister-in-law, you see, how can a woman like me handle such a matter? All I can do is beg Second Uncle to deliver a message to the capital…”

Without waiting for Second Madam to speak, Fourth Madam revealed an expression of surprise and doubt and said, “Are there really ghosts in this world?”

“Could there be any fakery? The maids and servants in my courtyard have all witnessed it.”

The incident that happened in the Garden, how could Madam Er and Madam Si not have heard of it? They came today mainly to inquire about this matter. After all, although the two households have separate places, it is still located within the Ming Family’s estate. If something really happens, it will involve the entire Ming Family.

Madam Ming continued, “I had originally planned to pay my respects to Aunt tomorrow and beg her, but I didn’t expect you all to come today.”

Madam Er’s face showed a difficult expression. “I naturally believe your words. However, as you are aware, our family has rules. Last time when you invited the Madam Liu, Mother has already showed great grace. Besides, inviting a Taoist master from Xuan Du Temple, I’m afraid…”

Madam Ming usually worships the Buddha and she believes these things do exist. However, ultimately it is the master of the family who has the final say.

“What to do about this?” Lady Ming San felt troubled, “The fairy said that thing is very dangerous and can kill people.”

Madam Si was so startled that her face turned white. She immediately thought of her children and said, “How could this happen? Everyone says that our house has great Luck, so where did this thing come from…”

“Who knows!” Lady Ming’s face became even more bitter. “I rarely leave the house and hardly interact with anyone. After thinking it through, I still don’t know who I have offended!”

Just as they were speaking, Ming Sheng pulled Ming Wei and ran over, shouting loudly, “Third Aunt! Third Aunt!”

He scared all three of them like this.

Ming Sheng has a gentle temperament, unlike his father, Old Master Ming Si, but more like his deceased grandfather, Old Master Ming San. He always maintains a proper demeanor in front of his elders and has never been so loud and boisterous.

“Sheng, what happened? Was is it…?”

 

Thinking about that evil spirit in the garden, all three ladies were frightened!


Riding the Pheonix

Riding the Pheonix

Status: Ongoing Type: , , Native Language: English
In her previous life, Ming Wei had exhausted herself in futile efforts to change the fate of her country, ultimately losing her most important loved ones. When she opened her eyes, she found herself back in time seventy years ago. The Emperor Ling had not yet ascended the throne, the fierce Hu people had not established Western Wei, ambitious figures in Southern Chu had not seized power, and Northern Qi remained strong in military might! What was she waiting for? She needed to quickly eliminate those who needed to be eliminated, deal with those who needed to be dealt with, and collect some heads! Then, she would find the destined emperor, assist him in ascending the throne, and govern the realm properly. Only then could she happily reunite with her loved ones.

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