Chapter 17: Young Mistress, Madam Requests You Make A Visit To The Main Residence
When Su Jian felt An Yize’s forehead, he discovered that An Yize’s fever had broken. An Yize’s complexion was no longer so sickly, so Su Jian judged that An Yize was mostly cured by now.
“This is the medication that Dr. Zhang gave you. You need to take them on time yourself.” Su Jian got up and pointed out the medicine standing at the head of the bed. He paused to think, then looked at An Yize with an evil smile, “You wouldn’t be scared of shots as well as bitter medicine, right? Do you want me to prepare some candy for you?”
An Yize looked at him, “If I said I was afraid, would you be happy?”
Su Jian’s eyes crinkled, “How could that be? I…”
“Oh.” An Yize calmly said, “No, I’m not afraid of it.”
Su Jian: “……”
When An Yize finished the nourishing meal Su Jian had learned how to make from the internet, the two of them sat in the living room and watched TV.
An Yize didn’t want to return to his room because he’d already slept the whole afternoon away. On the other hand, Su Jian stayed because he’d eaten too much and was lazing on the couch digesting while playing on his cell phone.
“Ha! Let me read you a joke!” Su Jian was looking at the cell phone and cheerfully read out, “I was just gossiping with a good friend. She said her husband went to work in Pakistan. I asked her if she was worried about her husband working away from home. And she said she wasn’t.”
“They say that some male coworker in her hubby’s work team had a wife and kids back home. While he was in Pakistan, he had an affair and the woman got pregnant. The woman’s family then went to the Chinese embassy. Thus, a simple affair became an international incident. After that, the male swine was forcibly delivered back to the country, and forced to get a divorce, forced to give up his citizenship, forced to get a Pakistani citizenship, and forced to change his religion.”
“In the end, he had to stay in Pakistan… Hence, before any male employee at my friend’s hubby’s company goes on assignment to Pakistan, the team lead will always light a cigarette and tell this legend of a brother who exchanged his life for an extramarital affair.”
“Hahaha! This brother is so pitiful! I’m going to die from laughter! Hahahaha!”
Su Jian laughed as he read, then struggled to ask, “Isn’t it funny?”
An Yize looked at him rolling about on the couch laughing, and then couldn’t keep the corner of his lips from turning up, “It’s funny.”
Su Jian laughed so hard he couldn’t catch his breath. With much difficulty, he calmed down and continued to browse on his phone. Not long after, he made another sound, “Eh?”
An Yize glanced at him, “What happened?”
“A piece of entertainment gossip. It says that movie star Ji is going to get married.
An Yize reflexively froze. A while later he said in a seemingly indifferent manner, “Is that so?”
Su Jian was actually unaware of his unusual reaction and continued ecstatically saying, “They say she’s marrying into a wealthy family. Let me see! Li family’s second son… Oh! Oh! It’s that super wealthy spoiled rich kid, Li Mingyi! This time Ji Yan caught herself a really big fish!”
Su Jian stretched his legs then languidly said, “Speaking of Ji Yan… she’s truly beautiful, her acting’s pretty good, and there aren’t that many rumors of sex scandals being spread about her, which is considered pretty rare. However, if one is to survive in the entertainment industry in this day and age, how could one truly be a white lotus? I heard that in the beginning, Ji Yan also started her career under the tacit rules of the industry, she also had a patron for the past few years. It’s just that no one knows who her sugar daddy is… Ah! What are you doing?”
An Yize took away the cell phone and threw it to the side. He said icily, “Spend less time looking at this crap!” Then he got up and went into the study.
Su Jian looked at him in a baffled manner then muttered to himself, “Has this guy lost his mind?”
Although An Yize tended to have an indifferent expression on his face over this period of time they’d spent together, it was only skin deep. Su Jian felt that An Yize was really angry this time.
Over these past few days, An Yize was constantly quiet, but it seemed that this was the first time for him to be truly angered.
Su Jian scratched his head. Should he feel happy?
However, what on earth was this guy angry about? Su Jian had only carelessly spoken about some celebrity gossip. How the heck had he provoked him?
Su Jian pondered over this then came to a conclusion: movie star Ji Yan was An Yize’s idol!
That must be it! Ji Yan must be a goddess in An Yize’s heart. When he heard his goddess was getting married, An Yize probably felt devastated. Then when he also heard Su Jian say that she’d followed the tacit rules of the industry, An Yize was naturally even more angry because he could not endure the goddess of his heart getting married to another man nor could he bear her being defiled by others!
So actually the tall, rich, and handsome An Yize felt the same type of profound love the same way a loser did!
Su Jian suddenly saw the light.
However, Su Jian didn’t expect that this bout of An Yize’s anger was just as profound.
The next day, An Yize went to work as usual, but he did not come home on time.
The third day, the fourth day, and so on… An Yize didn’t come home on time at all.
At first, Su Jian thought An Yize was working overtime, but Su Jian slowly realized: An Yize was… living his own separate life?
Your mom! Didn’t they say that they would hide the truth and display their ‘love’ publicly for a year? It hadn’t been that long yet An Yize, this guy, violated their agreement and was having an extramarital affair! This was truly too unreasonable and too low!
To go as far as to go out and pick up women without inviting me! Su Ryan was filled with envy, jealousy, and hate.
An Yize! Don’t come back ever again if you dare! Hmph!
On this day, Su Jian was home alone, as usual. Unexpectedly, the doorbell rang.
An Yize had a key so he naturally wouldn’t ring the doorbell. Su Jian opened the door. As expected, there was a stranger standing outside the door.
Su Jian looked at the group of unusually dressed suit-clad men and couldn’t help but be on alert, “May I ask who you’re looking for?”
One of the slightly more friendly-looking men invited, “Young mistress, madam requests you make a visit to the main residence.”
Madam? Main residence?
Su Jian blinked. This madam and main residence couldn’t be referring to…
No! He wasn’t actually Su-girly! Plus, even if Su-girly and An Yize were in a fake marriage, he couldn’t go to An Yize’s ancestral home to meet his mother! When she was hospitalized, not a single person from An Yize’s family had come to see him. Anyone would realize that his family didn’t like Su Jian, a daughter-in-law who came from an ordinary family. Even though he hadn’t ever experienced the real life version of how the wealthy settle their scores, he’d seen countless melodramatic plots of it on TV. There were too many stories out there of a powerful, influential wicked mother-in-law abusing her delicate, pitiful, and beautiful daughter-in-law! He definitely didn’t want to deliver himself to her doorstep like the heroine of a tragedy!
“Hehe. Umm, that. I have an injured leg so it’s not very convenient…” Su Jian tried his utmost to find an excuse.
“Young mistress doesn’t have to worry. We specially brought a wheelchair.” The suit-clad man, as if performing a magic trick, handed over a wheelchair.
Su Jian silently cursed “holy sh*t” in his mind then smiled with much effort, “Also, Yize’s not home right now. Why don’t we wait for him to come back before I go…”
“Young master is out of town on a business trip right now. It’s all the same if young mistress goes alone.” The suit-clad man was actually ceremoniously deferential.
Of course I, your father, know that he’s out of town on a business trip! It’s precisely because he’s not here that I can’t go! Su Jian silently raged. Two days ago, he finally saw An Yize at a normal hour. Next, An Yize told him he was going out of town on a business trip. At that time, Su Jian laughed drily, “Oh, is that so? The I wish you safe travels.” After An Yize woodenly glanced at him, he attended to packing his suitcase and didn’t say anything else to him. Su Jian still felt a bit depressed when he thought of it.
“But…” Su Jian spared no effort to find a reason not to go. Ah! Your mom! Can I say that my constitution is such that I “wither in the light of day”?!
As if the suit-clad man could read Su Jian’s mind, he interjected, “Madam said that we had to take young mistress to the ancestral home no matter what. Please don’t make this difficult for us, miss.”
Holy sh*t! This was being forcibly taken away! A huge drama was definitely awaiting him! Su Jian’s mind immediately filled in the melodramatic scene: An Yize’s mom was wearing Elder Rong’s face with an embroidery needle in her hand, grinning hideously as she walked closer. “I stab! I stab! I stab stab stab! You little slut! You seduced my son! I’ll stab you to death you little bitch! Stab stab stab! Stab stab stab!”
Su Jian forced a smile, “Then, I’ll give An Yize a call.” Although An Yize was loathsome, only this damned love rival could be on his side just enough to save him! WAH! Even if they were still in the midst of a Cold War, this was such an urgent situation that it had lost its bearing!
The suit-clad man smiled as he replied, “Don’t worry young mistress. Madam said that she will personally give third young master a call.”
Your mom! Even a call for help wasn’t allowed which cut off his last avenue for retreat! Su Jian felt extremely frightened and, furthermore, out of his depth.
The suit-clad man smiled, “Please come along, young mistress.”
A white lotus is a symbol of purity and innocence in Chinese culture. The tacit rules here are called qianguize in Chinese. Colloquially, when referring to an actress with this term, it means that she provided a Director with ‘special services in exchange for a role she wanted.
To wither in the light of day is a saying that means that one’s reputation exceeds reality so a much anticipated first meeting will only lead to disappointment. Here Su Jian is making a pun.
Elder Rong was a very abusive older palace woman in Princess Returning Pearl.