Adorable Food Goddess - Chapter 150
Chapter 150: Deeply troubled
Translator: Kats Editor: Perriemix
What Fang Wen made so much sense that it made Ye Ning’s defense looked ridiculous.
Everyone suddenly understood.
Qie really didn’t care that Fang Wen was criticizing Ye Ning and her daughter. All she cared about was his nephew. “How could you say that Liujiang colluded with the bandits? Do you have the evidence?”
“Miss Mu, please be patient. We have to solve the problem one by one. I can confirm everything I have said today and everyone here can make a witness. I also won’t forgive you. I am going to find support upon leaving here and I will claim the justice for my niece,” Fang Wen said with a scornful smile.
Fang Wen glared at the lot of them and swung her sleeve angrily. “Let’s go Du Heng.”
She had achieved her goal today. However, it was just the beginning. She would make them pay for what they had done and shaming them in public was nowhere near enough.
Fang Wanting glanced fearfully at Ye Ning and walked to Du Heng silently. She wanted to save her marriage.
Du Heng took her hands and they left quickly.
Though the food was delicious, nobody wanted to eat finish the meal and stay here after finding out what happened. Zhu left first and the rest followed.
The garden which was previously busy turned silent in mere seconds.
Minister Mu hadn’t known something had happened until the men’s wives came to their hall. He quickly took Wei Liujiang and proceeded to the flower hall where they saw Ye Ning quarreling with Qie.
“It’s your daughter who influenced Liujiang to be bad,” Qie accused angrily.
“If your nephew did not seduce my daughter, this would’ve never happened. It was his idea and he found the bandit. How can you blame my daughter?” Ning defended.
Qie just got angrier. “He has always been a well-behaved boy. He wouldn’t have done that if you hadn’t persuaded him to do it.
“You can ask your good nephew yourself!”
The two women glared at each other.
“Stop it! What happened?” Assistant Minister Mu yelled loudly.
Qie said angrily, “Ask her.”
Ning said nothing.
Ye Jinrong just cried on Wei Liujiang’s chest.
Assistant Minister Mu was so angry that he said, “How can you still be so stupid?”
Qie, feeling wronged, cried out, “Jinxuan’s maternal aunt came here and revealed everything in front of everyone. We can’t lie anymore.”
Assistant Minister Mu was so stunned, he almost fell down.
Ye Jiayao was busy in the kitchen so she did not know what happened outside. She just figured out that something was wrong when the servant girls stopped serving the dishes.
The women were discussing what happened and Ye Jiayao listened to them carefully.
“The aunt was so fierce when she broke in with so many guys.”
“I really can’t believe that Miss Wei is fake and so is Miss Ye. To think that we served them without even knowing the truth!
“Our master will truly lose his face this time.”
“That’s true. It is too embarrassing that he was exposed in public.”
“The guests are leaving but we forget to serve the dishes.”
“Who knows? It may be unnecessary. The housekeeper will tell us what to do.”
“The housekeeper can’t move! He was taken to the doctor.
Ye Jiayao was frightened. Was the aunt that the girls were talking about was her Auntie Fang Wen? Did she come here to embarrass Ning and Jinrong? How could she have missed such a fantastic show?
She wanted to see the look on their faces when they realized that their lies have crumbled around them. However, this was not the right time.
“Brother Yao, you’re overcooking the fish,” Wang Mingde reminded her.
Ye Jiayao snapped back from her daydream and found that she really was overcooking the fish. She threw it away and told the others to stop cooking.
The guests have already left, there was no point.
She made them go back to Heavenly Residence while she headed to the state office. She was very curious if her aunt would really go to court and sue them.
When she arrived at the state office and nothing happened there, Ye Jiayao thought that her aunt was merely scaring Ning and Jinrong.
What she didn’t know was that she was simply too late. Fang Wen had already filed a lawsuit against those evil people. The master of the court recognized Assistant Minister Mu and Wei Liujiang’s names so he said that he’d investigate before giving judgment.
Assistant Minister Mu did not want to settle the matter in court. He would give the apologies if it was necessary. If they really were involved in the lawsuit, it would tarnish Wei Liujiang’s record and destroy his eligibility to join in the imperial examination.
The Fang Old Master’s address was in the Jing An Marquis’ residence so Assistant Minister Mu headed there. However, the lord of the mansion denied knowing Old Master Fang so they turned him away.
Assistant Minister Mu was helpless. He was forced to send someone to Yang Zhou to ask Ye Binghuai to come to Jin Ling to put this matter to rest.
Ye Jiayao went back to the Heavenly Residence and requested a meeting with Xia Chunyu to Manager Zhao. She didn’t know where her aunt and uncle was residing and the only person she could turn to was Xia Chunyu.
However, Manager Zhao said that the Heir-Son Lord was very busy and could not make time for such matters.
Since that was a fail, Ye Jiayao went home and told Jiang Li to go the Jing An Marquis Mansion and deliver a message to Chunyu.
Jiang Li came back saying that he wasn’t able to see the Heir-Son Lord.
Ye Jiayao was irritated. Did she have to find Xia Chunyu herself?
Ye Binghuai heard of what happened and immediately left for Jin Ling.
The two families sat together to discuss their next move.
It was clear to everyone that the two children really did something they shouldn’t have, but since it has already happened, they could only do damage control now.
“Go and look for that Mister Xia. He’s clearly the one behind all these,” Ye Binghuai said.
Assistant Minister Mu seconded, “I think so, too. The state office can’t be held off for a long time, and Mister Xia is refusing to show.
If Xia Chunyu was not willing to meet with them, it only meant that he refused to stop.
Ye Binghuai looked dignified when he said, “Then think of a way to see him! Block the door, block the road – I don’t care.”
He wasn’t expecting Ye Jinxuan’s kidnapping to escalate like this. When the Weis sent a letter about Jinxuan’s abduction, he agreed to keep it quiet to preserve the two families’ reputation. He didn’t think that there was more to it than that.
He should’ve known that something was wrong when Ning proposed to cancel the marriage arrangement between Jinxuan and Liujiang.
Binghuai has struggled for a long time and just finally managed to climb to this position. This scandal would ruin what he built and all his potentials.
“Let them sue. They don’t have anything concrete against me,” Wei Liujiang said arrogantly.
“Bastard!” Assistant Minister Mu cussed out. “How do you know that people don’t have evidence? Do you think they’ll dare to sue officials if they don’t have anything to back up their claim? Have you forgotten that Mister Xia destroyed the Hei Feng Gang?”
“You failed to execute your plan properly and now, you left us to pick up your mess for you. You don’t have a say in this!”
Wei Liujiang fell silent, afraid to get cursed at again.
“Even if we see Mister Xia, what will we do if he still refuses to give up?” Qie asked worriedly.
Assistant Minister Mu was already in a bad mood and snapped, “How would I know that?”
Qie buried her face in her hands, embarrassed. She knew that her husband hated her for supporting her nephew so much and landing them in so much trouble.
Ye Binghuai sighed. He didn’t know whether it was fortunate that Jinxuan was lucky, or whether it was terrible she was too lucky .