52. Keeping Watch (2)
“Oh, I almost forgot to remind Sixth Sister that it is especially important to be alert to keep watch by Yu Laojun’s side. Now that the night is cool, make sure to get up every half an hour to check and cover Yu Laojun with a quilt. Also, Yu Laojun is sensitive to a little movement, so you have to get up and wait in case she suddenly wakes up in the middle of the night, and wants to drink water but she doesn’t see anyone. In addition, you should also pay attention to Yu Laojun rolling over, she sometimes gets cramps at night, so as soon as you find the first signs of discomfort, massage her immediately. Do not wait for her pain to erupt until you finally notice it. If you have to keep watch over the elders at night, the most important thing is to be careful and cautious, rather than get up a few more times, it will only make the elders uncomfortable.”
Yu Qingya had all these rules listed down, if one is keeping watch for the emperor to serve on his sickbed then no one would complain.
A few days ago, even when Yu Laojun was too sick to get up, no one saw Yu Qingya do this on her own.
What’s more, the other night Yu Qingya only moved her lips and did not do it herself, but now she has driven away all the maids and has the intention to make things difficult for Yu Qingjia.
As Yu Qingya said, she was on night duty, and she couldn’t close her eyes all night.
I’m afraid that even anyone with an iron body wouldn’t be able to last long.
After all, one of the reasons why Madam Yu died of illness at a young age, was because she stayed up all night and was dragged around all day.
Yu Qingjia thought of what happened to her mother before, and the smile on her lips deepened.
She looked at Yu Qingya deeply, with a gentle expression, but there seemed to be a different light in her eyes,
“Okay. I will remember my fourth sister’s reminder.”
Yu Qingya smiled triumphantly, she licked her lips and said,
“Sixth sister didn’t return all night, do you need to send someone back to say something?”
There were no elders in the second household, only two servants, one old and one weak, who could she report her whereabouts to?
Yu Qingjia unexpectedly thought of Murong Yan, she hesitated for a moment, but shook her head and said,
“No need, Yin Zhu followed me out this morning, she knows my whereabouts, there is no need to specifically say anything.”
With Murong Yan’s character, he doesn’t even care if other people live or die, so how would he care about where she went.
Anyway, in the ancestral home of the Yu family, nothing bad will happen.
Just as Yu Qingjia’s words fell, she suddenly heard what seemed to be a loud noise outside, and the faint sound of maids talking.
Yu Qingya turned her head and asked,
“It’s so late, who is it?”
A guess suddenly surfaced in Yu Qingjia’s heart, she didn’t even care to speak, and immediately ran outside in a hurry.
As soon as the curtain was lifted, the night breeze hit her face and the cold air overwhelmed her.
Even though Yu Qingjia had a vague premonition in her heart before, she was still shocked to see the figure that appeared in the night.
She didn’t care to put on her cloak and ran down quickly with her skirt,
“Why are you here?”
Yu Qingjia stumbled a little as she ran closer, and Murong Yan reached out to catch her.
As soon as he touched her cold fingers, Murong Yan’s eyebrows furrowed,
“Why are your hands so cold?”
Yu Qingjia didn’t even notice it herself, but now when Murong Yan said it, she realized her fingertips were indeed cold.
She shook her head implying not to care about this issue.
She then took advantage of the night when others could not see clearly, moved closer to him, and lowered her voice to ask,
“Why did you come over? There are so many people here, what if they see your face…”
Yu Qingjia knows that Murong Yan has a special identity, the less people notice him the better, even if he has the identity of a woman to hide now, but since he looks like this, as long as he shows up, he will definitely be remembered.
Not to mention that the Prince Yingchuan just recently came to the Yu Mansion not long ago, if he was seen by these people, how could this be a good thing?
“I came to find you.”
Murong Yan’s face could not be seen clearly due to the darkness of the night, he was only a blurred outline of black and white colors.
His eyes are particularly thrilling, separated by a layer of haze due to the darkness, only their smooth lines and deep outlines can be seen, they were like gems in a deep abyss, invoking danger and temptation.
Anyone would hold their breath unconsciously while being stared at by such eyes.
Murong Yan caught her accurately in the dark, and slowly said,
“You clearly said you’d be back soon, but you broke your promise.”
Yu Qingjia was stunned for a moment, then she remembered that before leaving the courtyard she seemed to have casually said that she would go and return quickly.
Yu Qingjia’s sweat immediately dropped and said,
“I didn’t mean to break my promise, but I just couldn’t get away. I didn’t think I would be left behind to serve the sick when I went out this morning, that’s why I told you that I’d go back soon… Sorry, I didn’t mean to—”
“You don’t have to apologize.”
Murong Yan raised his hand and stopped the rest of Yu Qingjia’s words,
“You never have to apologize, no matter if you are late or if you miss an appointment, it won’t be your fault. If you didn’t come as promised, then inevitably it was the others who caused trouble and that’s what delayed you.”
(T/N: Man’s training his future wife on how to become an empress lol)
Murong Yan is fickle by nature, and has no sense of moral pressure when it comes to keeping his words, or an agreement with others, but for Yu Qingjia, it was different.
Whatever Yu Qingjia said to him, he would take it seriously and must make it happen.
Yu Qingjia likes to fulfill her promise.
So If she fails to keep it, he will come to her and get rid of all those who hinder her from fulfilling it.
Yu Qingjia doesn’t make mistakes, only the people around her do.
Yu Qingjia was undoubtedly relieved to hear that Murong Yan didn’t blame her, but she still felt a little complicated.
Murong Yan’s logic is really distorted and self-contained.
Yu Qingjia then said in a low voice,
“It’s my fault for not keeping what I promised you, but I’m afraid I can’t go back tonight…”
Murong Yan pressed her hand and said,
“I’ll stay with you.”
Yu Qingjia froze for a moment, reacted a little later and hurriedly said,
“How can this be, you don’t have to put up with this trouble….”
“It’s no trouble.”
Murong Yan added,
“Your business will never be troublesome. But you, leaving my sight is.”
Yu Qingjia couldn’t argue with Murong Yan, she simply sighed and said,
“Okay, it’s cold outside, you come in with me.”
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