Bending the Knee While Saying Thanks
I really didn’t expect it.
The Fang family actually had a decree.
She took the imperial edict handed over by Fang Chengyu and began to scrutinize it earnestly.
“It’s really a decree.” She said.
And it was a handwritten imperial edict by the emperor’s father.
The feeling in her heart was complicated, a little sad and a little happy.
“It turned out to be an imperial edict.” She said again.
First, in just a few words last night it was confirmed that Yuan Bao was indeed not the official’s attendant, but was actually called My Lord by the official. Although Yuan Bao was now just a eunuch of the hidden residence, he was still related to the royal family.
Now that she saw the imperial edict again, things were even more certain.
This Fang family was not related to her for no reason, which was why she was reborn in the Fang family.
Therefore, God is really fair.
“Of course. So, cousin, don’t worry, it’s all right.” Fang Chengyu smiled at her again.
Miss Jun put away the imperial edict and handed it to him, smiled at him, and then turned to Fang Jinxiu.
Fang Jinxiu still knelt on the ground.
“Thank you for caring about me.” Miss Jun said.
“I don’t care about you.” Fang Jinxiu said woodenly, “I was just telling the truth, and even if the intentions were good, not all good intentions are worthy of gratitude. Good intentions can do bad things.”
Miss Jun smiled.
“I just told the truth, nothing else. Don’t think too much.” She said.
Fang Jinxiu stared at her.
Who thinks too much? I don’t want you to pity me. I don’t want you to care about me. I don’t want you to protect me, I don’t think too much! You think too much!
Miss Jun no longer looked at her. She turned to Old Lady Fang and saluted her.
“Grandma.” She said, “This time it’s my fault. I was too careless and too casual. I just did whatever I wanted without making arrangements, nothing else. It just so happened to be at the worst time when everyone was the most nervous.”
Without waiting for Old Lady Fang to speak, she saluted Madam Fang.
“Aunt.” She said, ” I scared you.”
Madam Fang looked at her calmly.
“Since you understand everything, will you remember it in the future?” She said.
Miss Jun answered that the clever Madam Fang wasn’t familiar with her.
Of course, since Miss Jun had hanged herself for the Ning family, she had no longer been as rude as before, but her dignity, elegance and politeness from before was also different from now.
Now her silence cleverly showed the softness in her bones, instead of the alienation, or feeling of standing on high or sitting on the sidelines from before.
Madam Fang glanced at her and wanted to say something but Miss Jun had already walked to Fang Yunxiu and Fang Yuxiu.
“Sisters.” She said, “I’ve scared you. Thank you for your hard work.”
She stretched out her hand.
Looking at her outstretched hand, Fang Yunxiu was a little flustered, and seemed hesitant to hold her hand.
She had also taken Miss Jun’s hand before. When the little girl who lost her father and mother in a faraway place had gotten out of the carriage and come over, she immediately stepped forward to express the greetings and friendship of a sister.
But her out-stretched was avoided by the little girl.
The little girl could have been shy. So, although she was a little embarrassed, she didn’t think much about it.
Until later when she accompanied the little girl outside to play, took the little girl’s hand like all sisters, and then had her hand opened heavily by the little girl.
“Don’t touch me with your dirty hands.” The little girl said coldly, eyes full of disgust.
So now, how could she touch her hand?
Fang Yuxiu reached out and held Miss Jun’s outstretched hand first.
Only then did Fang Yunxiu carefully hold Miss Jun’s other hand.
Miss Jun’s hand was soft, warm and powerful. Instead of opening Fang Yunxiu’s hand like before, she clenched it tightly.
Miss Jun bent her knees and saluted.
Fang Yunxiu and Fang Yuxiu hurriedly bent their knees to return the politeness and shouted younger sister.
“A false alarm.” Fang Yuxiu said, “As long as younger sister is fine.”
Miss Jun nodded again with a smile, let go of their hands, and stood in front of Concubine Yuan.
Concubine Yuan was shocked.
“Oh, don’t thank me.” She waved her hand with a smile, “This is my duty.”
Miss Jun gave her a smile.
“Those who do their duties deserve even more thanks.” She said.
Could she also be thanked for doing her job? The smile on Concubine Yuan’s face couldn’t help spreading.
“Miss Jun can also speak so sweetly.” She couldn’t help saying.
That meant that Miss Jun used to speak viciously.
Although this was the truth, mentioning it at this time would ruin the atmosphere.
Madam Fang gave a light cough and glared at her.
She forgot her place again. Concubine Yuan took a step back with a smile and stopped talking.
Miss Jun hadn’t finished. She saluted the stewards and maids standing in the room and Chen Qi in the corner.
“Thank you for your hard work everyone. I’ve shocked you.” She said.
The people in the room were flattered.
The previous dull atmosphere was swept away by her giving a bow and saying her thanks.
Fang Chengyu had been watching with a smile and a face full of glory, as if Miss Jun was not giving thanks and apologizing, but accepting everyone’s worship.
To go so far, when it had only been a few days, one really couldn’t bear to see it.
Old Lady Fang frowned and coughed softly.
The room was quiet.
“Well, everyone is tired. Let’s rest first, and talk about the rest later.” Old Lady Fang said.
Everyone responded and left. Although they were full of questions, they didn’t dare to ask more.
“What about us?” Chen Qi couldn’t help asking Fang Jinxiu.
Fang Jinxiu had gotten up and strode out.
“Let’s go.” She said.
Just leave like this?
Chen Qi hurriedly followed. Fang Yunxiu and Fang Yuxiu looked at their backs and wanted to open their mouths and stop them. Finally, they followed Madam Fang and stepped out of the hall.
Everyone in the room retreated, leaving only Miss Jun, Fang Chengyu and Old Lady Fang.
“Is it a coincidence or is there a real problem?” Old Lady Fang looked at her.
Miss Jun slowly sat down in the chair.
“I didn’t know if there was a real problem. I just saw a person who shouldn’t have appeared here so I went to confirm it last night.” She said.
Fang Chengyu’s eyes lit up.
“Sure enough.” He said, “That’s what I told you. I felt something was wrong in the cell. Was it true that there were strange people there at that time?”
Yes, Yuan Bao was indeed a strange person to be in there.
“Chengyu is really smart.” Miss Jun admired.
Fang Chengyu smiled, a little embarrassed and a little proud, just like a child getting praised.
Miss Jun’s admiration was sincere. She thought that something was wrong and she had recognized Yuan Bao, but Fang Chengyu didn’t.
“Who is the person?” Old Lady Fang asked.
“That person…” Miss Jun said, “is someone I met with my father when I was in Funing.”
Her voice was so slow that they felt that she was being serious and didn’t think that she was organizing a reasonable lie.
“At that time, my father was praised for his excellent political achievements, and there were commendations from the capital, and eunuchs came to announce orders.”
Old Lady Fang nodded. Although she didn’t have close contact with her son-in-law, she also knew about such an honorable thing.
“So today in the street when I saw the attendants next to the officials, one looked like the announcer of the imperial decree from that time, a eunuch…” Miss Jun continued, looking at Old Lady Fang.