Chapter 213: A Good Marriage
Su Yuexiang’s complexion turns green and white. It takes her a very long time to clench her teeth and tell the small servants, as well as the unconscious steward, to withdraw.
When she turns to face Muyan once more, she already has a gentle and kindly smile hanging on her face.
It’s as if that vicious fiend just a moment ago, the person yelling murder to Muyan, wasn’t her.
“Muyan ah, where have you been all these years? Why didn’t you come back home? Aunt Su has been very concerned about you!”
As she speaks, her eyes fall on Xiao Bao at Muyan’s side.
A laugh of ridicule flashes within her eyes, but there’s concern all over her face as she says: “Ah! Muyan, this is back when you and that wild man from who-knows-where… you gave birth? Really, this child! You clearly know that it’s an unmarried pregnancy, why did you give birth to this child instead of getting it aborted? With how young you are, if it’s known that you that have a child without marriage, don’t you know just how big that would damage our Shen family’s reputation?”
Shen Xiaoru sneers: “Ma, don’t concern yourself about it. Some people ah, really don’t have any sense of honor and shame. Even if they give birth out of wedlock or if they completely don’t know who the father of the child is – they can still be shameless and fool around with men everywhere. If you think that she can feel embarrassed about it, the you’d be gravely mistaken.”
“Don’t talk nonsense and disparage Yanyan!” Shen Jinglin couldn’t keep listening any longer.
With red eyes, he bellows: “Don’t think that I don’t know, at that time when Yanyan was… was… it was all a sinister plot from the two of you!”
Shen Xiaoru’s eyebrows go up, “What a joke, it was Jun Muyan herself who was with that wild man, it has nothing to do with us.”
“Alright, alright! Let’s forget about the matters of the past.” Su Yuexiang smiles and comes up to smooth things over, she has kind brows and pleasant eyes as she looks at Muyan, “Muyan, you can rest assured that when all is said and done, you’re still my daughter as well. Even if you’re now carrying a pitcher of oil around*, even if your reputation is ruined, Aunt Su will still certainly think of a way for you to enter a good marriage.”
Muyan sounds out an “oh”, meaningfully saying: “Then I’d trouble Aunt Su.”
“Yanyan, just tell big brother if you need anything, and your brother will go and handle it for you! Clothes, bedding, also…”
Supported by a cane, Shen Jinglin bustles round and round Muyan.
Muyan watches his busy appearance but she does nothing to stop it. Instead, the corners of her mouth turn up, showing a smiling expression.
That’s because, when they reunited, Shen Jinglin’s eyes has a look of wishing for death.
But when he busies himself, it almost completely fades away.
After he’s done bustling around, Muyan pulls Xiao Bao and says: “Brother, look, this is my son, Xiao Bao. He’s named Jun Mochen.”
“Xiao Bao, call him uncle.”
Xiao Bao tilts his little head, looking closely and scrutinizing the person in front of him.
Hearing Muyan’s words however, he promptly and obediently calls out: “Uncle.”
Even though he’s expressionless, that little face is really like a snow jade, so cute.
Shen Jinglin is happy to go along, and he reaches out to touch Xiao Bao’s face, but he stiffly retracts his hand back, “Great! Xiao Bao has grown big, my nephew… looks so much like you, Yanyan.”
He reaches into his washed-out clothes and fishes around for quite a while. However, he doesn’t scoop out anything.
There’s shame on his face, “I’m sorry, Xiao Bao. Uncle can’t even come up with a proper introduction gift for you.”
Xiao Bao shakes his head, “Xiao Bao doesn’t need a present. Niangqin is happy to see uncle, so Xiao Bao is also happy.”