Wake Up, I'm the Former Villainess - Chapter 9
Nian Nian sat down in front of Xiao Yi again, staring at him with round apricot eyes for an instant, with an expression that clearly indicated that she was waiting for him to explain.
Xiao Yi lowered his eyes and looked away.
The bright light shone on his face through the semi-open window, outlining his long black eyelashes, cold white skin, and the coldness of his young face, “How much does the princess remember about herself?”
Nian Nian said, “I don’t remember anything at all.”
Xiao Yi said, “Then I’ll start from the beginning. ”
Nian Nian hesitated, “Is it okay for you to talk while looking like this?”
He didn’t even have the strength to get up on his own. As a wounded and sick person, he should have a good rest.
Xiao Yi didn’t seem to hear it, so he said, “The princess is the eldest daughter of the King of Shunning County and Princess Cheng, and Princess Fuxiang name was personally granted by His Majesty…”
From Xiao Yi’s narrative, the outline of the original owner’s family was gradually sketched for Nian Nian.
The king of Shunning County was the only king with a different surname in this dynasty. The ancestor was the son-in-law of the founding emperor. He made great achievements in war and was exceptionally awarded to be the hereditary prince. Later, because the princess fell ill and needed to be kept warm in the South with a warm climate, because the founding emperor loved his daughter, he gave Jingjiang Mansion, which had spring all year around, to the prince of shunning as a fief. It was now the fourth generation.
This generation of Shunning County’s King was named Chang Yong, and he had a magnificent and suave appearance when he was first born. He married Cheng, the daughter of the Duke of Dingguo, and he and his wife respected each other.
Princess Fuxiang was the first child of the two. She had been loved by the king and Princess since childhood. She had a lively and cute temperament, which everyone liked. She also had a younger brother named Chang Zhuo, whose nickname was Shou Ge’er.
As the only legitimate daughter of the county palace, she was named princess at a young age.
In addition, there were many concubines in the backyard of the Shunning County Mansion. Concubine Yu gave birth to Chang Mengjia who was known as the second girl, and concubine Yao gave birth to a son.
The family had a peaceful life, until a year ago, misfortunes flew in.
Jingjiang Mansion was located on the southwest border, where all ethnic groups lived together and the folk customs were open. When the Shunning County King went out hunting, he fell in love with Bai Yi’s beauty. He was always shameless when it came to women. He brought the woman back home.
Bai Yi only knew when she got married that the other party had already married a wife and had a daughter, and she could only be a side concubine when she married. Bai Yi was not low in the clan status, and had a wild temperament, how could she handle being wronged? In a rage, she secretly colluded with the clansmen, taking advantage of the princess and Princess Fuxiang to go to the outskirts to sweep the tomb, she looted the mother and daughter.
Unwilling to be humiliated, the princess committed suicide on the spot. Princess Fuxiang, who was only six years old, was taken into a cottage by Bai Yi’s people, where her whereabouts were unknown.
After Bai Yi did that, she thought that no one would know about it, and triumphantly asked the Shunning County King to dismiss Concubine Ji and make her a concubine. Unexpectedly, another beauty gave evidence and debunked what she had done.
The king of Shunning County was furious, and immediately wanted to take Bai Yi’s life. Bai Yi threatened him with Princess Fuxiang’s whereabouts, escaped smoothly and returned to the clan.
Princess Fuxiang, who was rescued, was greatly frightened and fell ill after returning. When she woke up to know that her mother died and the culprit escaped, she was even more heartbroken. Since then, her temper had become perverse and withdrawn, moody and irritating.
The king of Shunning County pitied her for losing her mother when she was young, and treated her with all kinds of indulgence. But her temper became more bad, causing her subordinates to tremble and complain a lot. Even her only younger brother, Chang Zhuo, gradually drifted away from her. He became closer to Concubine Yu and the second girl Meng Jia.
For that, Princess Fuxiang was both sad and angry, but there was no good way to express her feelings except to lose her temper.
Hearing that, Nian Nian couldn’t help but sigh: Although the little princess is well-dressed and distinguished, she is actually a poor person. Her mother was killed because of her father, and her only brother was at odds with her. Her father blindly indulged and did not correct or guide her. No wonder she would end up as a villainess.
“Then I ran away from home for this reason?”
Xiao Yi hesitated and replied, “Although I don’t know the details. Running away from home must be related to this matter.”
Nian Nian asked, “Why do you think so?”
Xiao Yi looked up at her. Seeing that her round apricot eyes were full of curiosity, he paused and replied, “The princess has always cared about her younger brother, but the younger brother has gradually drifted away from the princess, and instead is close to the concubine. For this reason, the princess was angry.”
After the death of the princess, the King of Shunning County felt ashamed, and promised not to accept new people for three years, and stopped for a while. There were no new people in the backyard of the palace, and it was temporarily taken care of by Concubine Yu, the birth mother of the second girl, Meng Jia.
Concubine Yu had a gentle temperament, sleek means, and a thorough approach to Princess Fuxiang. However, Princess Fuxiang never liked this woman; even more disliked her daughter Meng Jia and did all kinds of things against her. Concubine Yu had never changed her attitude, waiting for Princess Fuxiang to be considerate.
When the King of Shunning County saw that, although he was ashamed of his eldest daughter and couldn’t bear to accuse her, he would inevitably feel that the concubine’s daughter had been wronged and he would compensate her in private. Not to mention Princess Fuxiang’s younger brother, Chang Zhuo, the youngest son, who reacted more violently. For that reason, he had quarreled with Princess Fuxiang many times, making her angry and more dissatisfied with the mother and daughter.