Qiao Bai Rong applied the medicine on Fang Han very carefully, not letting go of any bruises.
After that, he took a clean gauze to wrap up the red, swollen and injured skin.
Fang Han watched his actions with a bit of amusement and sweetness at first, but then felt it was wrong, especially when she found that he didn’t even intend to let go of her face, she finally couldn’t help but speak.
“Wait, why do you need to wrap my face…” She covered her face vigilantly.
She already looked like a mummy in a horror movie, how could she meet people?
“Don’t move, it will get better faster.” Qiao Bai Rong pulled her hand away.
“No, it’s so ugly.” She shook her head sharply.
Rather than wrap it up like this, she would rather heal slowly.
“Good girl, listen to me okay?” His tone was gentle, but he was also very persistent.
Fang Han looked at him suspiciously for a long time, and blurted out, “Do you have any other purpose?”
Qiao Bai Rong smiled slightly, “You are hurt so badly. I just want you to heal faster, so I bandage you.. Where’s the other purpose?”
She was only slapped this time, plus some bruises on her shoulder. It wasn’t as bad as to compare last time she was beaten. First Young Master could have injured more severely than her.
Qiao Bai Rong insisted on wrapping her up even just a minor injury. She still thought there must be other purposes.
“What do you want to do?” She stared at him suspiciously.
“You’ll find out later.” He smiled mysteriously.
Suddenly he heard the voice of Lu He came from the outside.
“Second Young Master, Mrs. Qiao learned that the first young master was injured, so she sent Madam Wang to invite Sister Fang Han to go over Mo Garden.”
Oh, the trouble comes..
The two in the room looked at each other. Before Fang Han had decided what to say, Qiao Bai Rong said first, “I’m applying medicine for Fang Han. You can let Madam Wang wait a while.”
“Yes.” Lu He took the lead and retreat.
“I thought my injuries were bandaged.” Fang Han raised her eyebrows and looked at him, “Where else need to apply the medicine?”
“No, but let her wait a little longer.” Qiao Bai Rong shrugged, without feeling guilty. Confessed his intention.
“Okay.” She chuckled.
That ‘a while’ wasn’t short. The two of them walked out of the room slowly after lingered in the room nearly half an hour.
At this time, Madam Wang was so angry, but Qiao Bai Rong was the master, and he held Fang Han’s hand from time to time. He also showed concern about her injuries. Even if she was angry, she couldn’t say anything.
What’s more, Qiao Bai Rong also gently blocked the sentence, “Fang Han had a serious injury. So should take a good rest and less walk around, but since my mother wants to someone, I will accompany her on a trip.”
Well said, Mrs. Qiao was embarrassed.
When Madam Wang heard this, she almost stared her eyes out of her anger.
The girl only suffered light injuries on her face, neck, and hands. Although she was thickly wrapped like in serious condition, but she didn’t need to stay in the house and even couldn’t walk around..
Madam Wang finally held back her anger and led them to Mo Garden where First Young Master Qiao lived.
When they arrived at Mo Garden, they saw Mrs. Qiao yelling at the servants who were serving First Young Master.
As soon as Mrs. Qiao saw Fang Han, she almost rushed to tear her up.
“You slut, if my son dies, I want you to pay for it!”
Her favourite and most successful eldest son were beaten unconsciously because of this woman? As a mother, Mrs. Qiao almost gone mad.
Qiao Bai Rong stepped in front of Fang Han, and said indifferently, “I thought mother is a person that can differentiate right and wrong. Why did elder brother get injured? I thought mother knew very well. How can you blame Fang Han?”
Indeed, it was quite embarrassing. The first young master of the Qiao family forced a maid to have sex in the garden of the mansion.
But how could Mrs. Qiao willing to let this go? The one who hit her eldest son’s head was also the Qiao family. In any case, it was not fair to punish Fang Han but she didn’t like this girl for a long time.
Mrs. Qiao said bitterly: “Fang Han is just a maid who signed a death contract. She has already sold her life to Qiao’s Mansion. Let alone serving the master, even if I want her life, she has to hand it over!”
“Mother It’s not right for you to say that.” Qiao Bai Rong said unhurriedly: “Fang Han’s contract were burned a long time ago, and now she is no longer a servant of Qiao’s House. You also know that the imperial court valued the importance of a character. Elder brother intends to infringe on the good girl in the mansion. If this matter becomes a big issue, I am afraid that the older brother will be deprived from his official title, which still the lightest punishment.”
As soon as this remark came out, not to mention other people, even Fang Han was stunned.
She had no idea that her deed had been burned!
Mrs. Qiao’s face became extremely ugly.
Qiao Bai Rong’s words were a naked threat to her! Her eldest son was the only one in Qiao’s mansion who had the status from imperial court. If he was deprived from his title for that cheap maid, then….
She couldn’t help but shudder.
No, she must not let this happen!
Mrs. Qiao stared at Qiao Bai Rong with hatred, “Hmph, you said it burned, who knows if it’s the truth or not? If her deed has already been burned, what status would she be staying in the house now?”
Qiao Bai Rong said calmly, “Since I signed another contract with her.”
As he said, he slowly took out a piece of paper from his arms and spread it out for everyone to see.
“Same as the living contract signed by the shop assistant. It is valid for a year. Once the time is up, you will have to renew and sign another copy. Since it is a living contract, Fang Han is not sold to the Qiao Family anymore. Naturally, no one in the mansion can sell her at will.”
After speaking, Qiao Bai ong looked at the everyone’s face with satisfaction.
As the party involved, Fang Han, who had heard about this for the first time, couldn’t help but glanced at the contract curiously because she was standing beside him.
Unexpectedly, there really were her fingerprints on it.
Fang Han was stunned for a while before she remembered that Qiao Bai Rong had grabbed her hand and put fingerprints on it when she was injured and lying in bed.
So it was for this? She had to admire his foresight… and his overweight scheming.
“Who, who knows such a thing? You didn’t mention it, it’s normal for your elder brother to not know!” Even though Mrs. Qiao said so, her momentum was obviously weaker.
“Nowadays, the law does not favour the innocence of the ignorant.” Qiao Bai Rong said indifferently, carefully folded the deed and put it in his arms, “What’s more, as Fang Han now, is no longer easy to cover this matter casually.”
“What do you mean? She’s just a slave and free of slavery. And now she is just working in the mansion. So what’s her status?”
Qiao Bai Rong just smiled, “It seems that mother picked people to enter to mansion, didn’t seem to pay close attention to their origins.”
Mrs. Qiao stared at him, felt a little uneasy in her heart.
Although she didn’t like Qiao Bai Rong, as she watched him grow up, somewhat understood his temperament.
He had a lot of thoughts and methods, but he was sure to say what he dared to say, and he will never said frightening words to scare people.
Since he mentioned Fang Han’s life experience, there must be some secrets in Fang Han’s life that she didn’t know, whether it was true or he deliberately arranged it.
Mrs. Qiao reluctantly suppressed the anxiety in her heart, and said coldly: “I don’t care what her life background is. Today your eldert brother was injured because of her, and he is still unconscious at this moment. Someone must come out to bear this responsibility!”
“He will be injured, isn’t it because he invaded Fang Han? If you have to blame others for your own sin, of course, someone will take responsibility for Fang Han’s injuries as well.”
Mrs. Qiao’s word had not finish, then a figure flustered in a panic.
“Madam, Second Young Master…”
“The master is talking, what are you rushing in about?” Mrs. Qiao, who was furiously vented on her maid.
The maid was frightened but still had to open: “Yes, slave is misbehaving, but there are people from the palace……”
Mrs. Qiao stunned, suddenly have a bad feeling, “What people?”
“It’s the palace.” The maid said timidly, “It is said that the Empress Dowager wants to invite Fang Han into the palace. Besides, the Empress Dowager also wants to see the Second Young Master…”
Empress Dowager? Why would the Empress Dowager wanted to meet Fang Han? Was it really related to her background?
At this time, except Qiao Bai Rong, everyone was completely stunned.
Next, the development of the matter left Fang Han confused, as if she was in a dream and didn’t react after a long time.
She was summoned to the palace in a completely dazed situation. Qiao Bai Rong specially ordered someone to dress her up carefully, but deliberately continued to wrap her wounds in thick cloth before accompanying her to palace.
When Fang Han met the Empress Dowager and found that she was the woman from the pastry shop, it was not surprising.
She didn’t want to study that her boss at all, it was just a mere businessman. There were so many strange details and methods, and she could even think of the fact that the Empress Dowager was her mother. He had to make so many arrangements.
When the Queen Mother saw her with scarred appearance, she was shocked and she kept asking how she was injured, her expression full of concern.
Fang Han hasn’t felt the concern from the elders for a long time. After being repeatedly questioned, she suddenly felt a little warm in her chest, feeling more aggrieved, and her eyes blushed instantly.
Empress Dowager was even more flustered and uncomfortable after seeing that. If she hadn’t remembered her identity, she would have taken her into her arms for comfort.
In the end, it was Qiao Bai Rong who calmed Fang Han down, and vaguely stated the details about her injury.
Of course, seeing the empress dowager’s face did not look good. She was grateful to Third Master Qiao who saved Fang Han, said that if it weren’t for him to save her, she would have been regretted.
As for her boss, Fang Han unreservedly expressed her trust and love for Qiao Bai Rong in front of her ‘so-called’ mother.
People are preconceived. The Empress Dowager had previously seen that although she was a slave, she was dressed more elegantly than the official lady, so she believed that her master must treat her very well.
Seeing that she was hurt by others now, so the queen mother immediately had the idea of the second and third young master of the Qiao family- who was upright, and treated Fang Han kindly and considerately. In particularly, Second Young Master was obviously in love with Fang Han, but other than that, the other Qiao family were not good.
Then, the Queen Mother asked Fang Han about her past and her life at Qiao’s Mansion.
In fact, Qiao’s family had a lot of trouble back then. Although the Queen Mother had lived in the deep palace for many years, she rarely went out and had heard of this declining noble family.
When she heard that it was Second Young Master, who used all the dowry of his biological mother to raise this family. She was even no preference for the rest of the people in Qiao’s Family.
So, when Fang Han’s words came to an end, the queen mother seemed to say inadvertently, “Since there is so much friction in living together, why don’t you separate live?”
At this time, the queen mother almost believed that Fang Han was her daughter that gave up 19 years ago.
At that time, she gave birth to a twin, but because of the court had a history of twins seizing the throne in the past, she was extremely taboo about such things. Although, she gave birth to a boy and a girl, in order to avoid her son dethrone as a prince. She had endured the pain to secretly send the baby girl to her sister and brother-in-law’s house and claimed that she had only given birth to a son.
Over the years, although her son was successfully established as a prince and became emperor three years ago, but she had always been guilty of her daughter. Especially six years ago, her brother-in-law’s family had committed a crime. Exiled or sold as a slave, she secretly searched for these years, but she could not find her daughter.
Now that she knew her daughter was still alive. Although she used to be a maidservant in Qiao’s mansion for nearly six years, the Second Young Master loved her very much in the past few years. Not only did he burn her deed, but also wanted to marry her. Naturally, Empress Dowager wanted to plan more for her daughter.
If Qiao’s family can be separated, it will be good to Qiao Ba Rrong and the child. The Empress Dowager was not willing to let her daughter serve Mrs. Qiao’s- wicked mother-in-law in the future.
However, although the proposal of separation was in Qiao Bai Rong’s favour, he still had to be polite.
“My Father and Mother are still in the family, I dare not take the lead in the family separation matters.”
The Empress Dowager snorted disdainfully, “This Qiao Family is a mess. Father and Mother are not parents, and the family is corrupted. It should have been separated, don’t be dragged down.” As she said, she looked at Fang Han, her tone turned soft, and said softly: “Fang Han, when two met at the time, I think this is called fate. And now that you’re free from slavery, is it good to adopt you as my righteous daughter?”
Well, this life was destined to be unable to recognize your biological daughter. Fortunately, you can still be recognized as an adopted daughter, so that can live more comfortable in the future.
The Empress Dowager knew that even if she recognized Fang Han as a righteous daughter, she couldn’t change the fact that this child was a maidservant in Qiao’s mansion. It would be difficult to marry a good person in her mind. Fortunately, Second Young Master treated Fang Han very well and his appearance was dignified. He was completely different from his incompetent father and grandfather. Fang Han will not suffer a loss when she marries.
“Queen Dowager, this…slave is afraid that she will not be so lucky.” Fang Han was startled.
Although she had previously learned from Qiao Bai Rong that she was probably the daughter of the Empress Dowager and the sibling of the current emperor. She was still a little surprised when she heard that the Empress Dowager said so quickly that she would recognize her as a god-daughter.
“If I said yes, then you have.” The queen mother could not refute: “Although the matter of banning has to be discussed with the emperor, but it is only to recognize a righteous daughter, I can still decide on my own. So this is settled. ”
As a result, Fang Han had a miraculous queen mother.
On the way back from the palace, Fang Han snuggled in Qiao Bai Rong’s arms and asked hesitantly: “Bai Rong, am I really the Empress Dowager’s daughter?”
“What do you think?” Qiao Bai Rong asked instead. His hand was stroking her back, as if touching a cat.
“I don’t know.” She honestly said, “Although I look alike to the Empress Dowager, but that doesn’t mean much.”
There were so many people who look similar in the world, not to mention that she was still a fake from modern times.
Qiao Bai Rong explained to her, “Back then, someone in the Fang family married the twin sister, of Empress Dowager, who is now the queen mother, and Liu became cousins with the emperor. It was reported that the Liu gave birth to twin girls 19 years ago, but this was only an external statement. In fact, the Liu family only gave birth to one daughter, and the other baby girl was stolen from the palace and that was queen’s biological daughter. This was done to ensure that the Queen’s son would be crowned prince. After all, whether is a baby boy or baby girl twins, it was extremely taboo to give birth to twins in the harem.”
Fang Han thought for a while before he said, “So, I might just be the queen mother’s niece instead of my biological daughter, right?”
The Fang’s family has long been destroyed, and the people had been separated. It was very difficult to determine who was the Queen Mother’s biological daughter.
And according to Qiao Bai Rong, the Liu family who married into the Fang family and the Queen Mother are twin sisters, and they have the same DNA, so it was normal that the niece looks like their aunt.
Hearing that, Qiao Bai Rong just smiled faintly, “What does it matter whose daughter you are? Does the queen mother recognize you?”
Fang Han was shocked, and smiled, “No.”
The queen mother recognized her as god-daughter, not her biological daughter.
And she never claimed to be whose daughter she was, so there was no question of deceiving, everything was the Queen Mother’s own imagination.
“But, how did you know that the queen mother would go pastry shop that day?” Fang Han couldn’t help asking again.
In fact, she has a lot of doubts, including why he knew that the queen mother secretly sent his daughter to his sister’s husband’s house. This kind of thing should be the top secret, right?
But she also knew that he probably wouldn’t answer, so he might as well ask simpler questions.
“I just know that when the queen mother would quietly go to the pastry shop to buy cake for emperor’s birthday, but neither the emperor nor the empress dowager love cakes.” Qiao Bai Rong glanced at her, “but a young lady from Fang Family likes sweets very much, and it was said to be the daughter of the Liu family.”
So, the lady of Fang Family who loved sweets would probably the queen mother’s daughter?
The queen mother missed her lost daughter, so she went to the famous shop to buy cakes on her daughter’s birthday. Maybe she was looking forward to seeing her daughter again? Fang Han thought silently.
She is crazy love of sweets… no wonder Qiao Bai Rong would dare to guess like this.
However, as Qiao Bai Rong said, it didn’t matter whether she was the queen mother’s biological daughter or not. After all, she had never admitted anything, what matters is what the queen mother thinks.
Now that she has the queen mother as a backer, what can Mrs. Qiao do to her?
In the past, Qiao Bai Rong always protected her, but now she finally has the strength to rely on him.
Thinking of this, Fang Han suddenly became proud.