The days passed so quickly, with a blink of an eye – it was already autumn.
Fang Han found that Qiao Bai Rong was busy these days, but she didn’t know what he was doing. As he always refused to share the details, so she stopped asking after several times.
Although it seems that he had done a lot things behind her recently, she was never been a person who would tangle over such trifles. After all, who has no secret?
In the past, she had always believed that it was abnormal for a couple in a relationship to force each other not to keep secrets. Of course she would not commit such an act.
If he wanted to say it, he will say. Otherwise just forget it.
However, early that morning, Qiao Bai Rong suddenly asked her to freshen up and dress up nicely, said that he would take her out.
Fang Han has been trapped in the house for too long. This trip really made her happy, and she couldn’t hold back her bright smile.
Even after she got into the carriage, she couldn’t help but peering out, as if she wanted to see all the street scenes, which made Qiao Bai Rong amused.
“Is not that you haven’t been out with me, is this really worth being so happy?” He said that, but he was in a good mood to see her so happy.
“Oh, how long ago was that?” She chuckled, still reluctant to take her gaze away, “But why did second young master suddenly think of taking me out today?”
Qiao Bai Rong glanced at her, “You forgot today what day is it?”
Is it a special day today? Fang Han was dumbfounded for a while.
It seems that there are no important days in the early autumn, except…
“Ah, today is the emperor’s birthday.” She suddenly remembered that the Qiao family had prepared some big gifts under this name and sent them to the palace a few days ago.
But what does the emperor’s birthday have to do with Qiao Bai Rong taking her out of the house?
“That’s all you remember?”
Otherwise? Fang Han thought about it for a long time, but finally she gave up, “Second Young Master, don’t show off. I have poor memory. I can’t guess it.”
Qiao Bai Rong shook his head and sighed, “Silly girl, since you remember that today is the emperor’s birthday, how can you not remember that it is also your birthday?”
“Uh, today is my birthday?” Fang Han was stunned.
No matter how normal the appearance, the ‘stuffs’ in this body has always been blurred. As soon as she came here, she was sold into Qiao’s Mansion, so therefore she had no impression of what happened before. Naturally, she would not know when was Fang Han’s birthday.
Of course, she hadn’t never been curious about the origin of this girl Fang Han, but for some reason, none of the people who were sold into the house knew her life origin.
In the past, she had secretly searched for a long time, only after vaguely knowing that the owner of this body seems to be a criminal.
In beginning, she didn’t know which father of her clan committed a crime when he was an official. It aroused the anger of the first emperor. Although it was not enough to punish and kill the other same clans, it also caused their hapless clan members to be ransacked and sold into slavery.
However, when Qiao Bai Rong suddenly mentioned her birthday, he seemed to know the identity of her body?
“You don’t even remember your own birthday?” He frowned.
“Uh, I had a high fever when I entered the mansion, and I can’t remember the past when I woke up.” Fang Han had to go back to the old-fashioned amnesia.
In fact, Qiao Bai Rong had heard of her saying for a long time, but he was always doubted. “You do not look like amnesia at all when you were dealing with people.”
Not only it wasn’t like amnesia, he even felt that her scheming and insights were nothing like a normal teenage girl.
However, she didn’t even know her birthday, so probably she really had forgotten everything.
Fang Han couldn’t help sweating with a guilty conscience, “I just did it according to my heart. Maybe even though I have no memory of the past, I still remember some other things in my heart?”
These words can only fool people casually. Anyway, it was too strange to revive a soul from a corpse. This was not popular to say about traveling through time and space in this era, and she was not afraid of Qiao Bai Rong doubting her.
“Then do you remember your original surname?” Qiao Bai Rong asked again.
She hesitated for a moment, and finally shook her head, “Second Young Master knows?”
“Your original surname is Fang.”
“Oh?” Such a coincidence, same as her “last life”? Fang Han raised her eyebrows slightly.
However, she still didn’t understand why Qiao Bai Rong brought this up to her?
“Your response was cold.” He suddenly smiled.
It’s none of her business, of course it’s cold! To her faking, the past of “Miss Fang” was like a story of a passerby. The reason why she went and investigate because only out of curiosity.
Besides, she thought that it was good now, and she was not interested in “finding the roots.”
Fang Han gave a dry laugh and said with a bit of sincerity and kindness: “Anyway, even if you know the past, nothing can be changed. It’s better to continue to be Fang Han for second young master.”
“It may not be unaffected.” These words obviously pleased Qiao Bai Rong, he was happy to reach out and embrace her, “However, I like your last sentence.” As he said, he gave her a good kiss on her face.
What is this? Fang Han thought in a daze, but she couldn’t figure out his intentions.
Forget it, as long as he is happy.
Alas, she felt that she had becoming less and less ambitious. She was not at all proficient in quoting classics, chess, piano, calligraphy and painting. She can save the hero from the fire and water and strive to change the family atmosphere and promote social harmony. The omnipotence of crossing women.
She was just a little maid, covered by a reliable big Boss, and he would still be standing on top even when the sky fell, and he would do anything for her.
She was contented with her present life, and what’s going to happen in future, she didn’t want to think too much.
“Do you remember what I just said? Your surname is Fang. Today is your nineteenth birthday. You were originally from an official lady. She was ransacked six years ago and entered my Qiao’s house as a maid.” Qiao Bai Rong held her in his arms. And suddenly repeated the previous words carefully.
Fang Han looked up at him strangely. She knew that his emphasis must had deep meaning, but she didn’t know what he wanted to do.
But seeing his serious and expectant expression, she stopped asking more questions, just nodded, “Well remember.”
When he saw her answer, he smiled satisfied and kissed her again. “Good.”
Why did she felt like he was teasing a little pet? “But is that enough? Or better I write these down? What about the details?”
Sure enough, she was a smart girl! Qiao Bai Rong smiled, “Didn’t you have a high fever when you entered the mansion, have you almost forgotten the past?”
Okay! Since Big Boss has said so. “So second young master brought me out for my birthday today?”
He gently stroked her soft and smooth hair, “You always feel bored in the house lately, so I take this opportunity bring you out for a walk.”
Wow! This is very touching to think that the big boss, who has everything to do with anything. Remembers her little secrets and birthdate and even takes her out for a date.
Such good material, even in modern times, definitely meet the standards of a new good man!
“Second Young Master is so kind to me.” She blinked, praised and thanked, and caused him a burst of laughter.
Fang Han lay on his chest, feeling the heavy vibration. For some reason, she suddenly felt a little warm in her eyes.
After experiencing the failed love affair in the previous life, she never thought of falling in love again, not to mention that she unfortunate to come to this place with low feminism rights.
In this era, even a wife who was married to a well-to-do person, still had to take the initiative to find a legitimate mistress for her husband to fulfill the obligations when she is pregnant. So “the one and only for life” was just a myth.
Even when she slept with Qiao Bai Rong more than two years ago, she just did not fight back and regarded it as a maid to stay by his side.
Well, since you can’t reject it, so just treat it as a job! Even he was willing to spoil her with the best, it didn’t matter as long as she kept her heart safe and sound, so she won’t get hurt.
That was the initially thought, but now she understood that she really overestimated herself.
How can you not be tempted to get along with such a quality man like Qiao Bai Rong?
Now she didn’t dare to guess what would happen to them at the end.
Second Young Master, if I stay by your side, you can always treat me this good?
Fang Han wanted to ask, but she didn’t dare.
Intellectually, she knew that she had already gotten too much things that didn’t belong to her, so she should be happy. But emotionally, she greedily hoped that this relationship would last for a long time…
The carriage finally stopped…
Fang Han used to accompany Qiao Bai Rong to discuss business matters, so when she looked out through the gap in the curtain, she knew that she had arrived at the busiest market in the capital.
This was more like the holiday market or bazaar she used to visit in her previous life. Everything can be sold here.
Due to the large crowd, whether a carriage or a sedan chair, it can only stop at the front entrance. If you want to enter, you would have to walk.
She always wanted to come here for shopping for a long time, but every time she passed by during work. Its pity because she was always in hurry when she worked.
But looking at Qiao Bai Rong’s attitude, it seemed that he had specially arrange this and brought her here?
When she thought about it, she heard him speak: “Get off the car. Didn’t you want to come here for a long time?”
Fang Han eyes lit up, “Can we really visit here again next time?”
“Only for today. If you can’t finish shopping today, I can’t do anything.”
She was amused by him, “Okay, it’s alright. One day will definitely be enough for me to shop.”
Fang Han was bored a while ago, and now everything looked fresh. She knew whether it is ancient or modern, Chinese or foreign, most men didn’t like to go shopping. So Fang Han would not have to go every shop to take a look. Only those who are really interested will go in.
Qiao Bai Rong was very patient. He had been smiling and watching her shop. Even if she stayed in a certain shop for a little longer, he will not rush her. When he saw her liked something, he will just pay the bill without saying a word.
Fang Han had to say that as a gold master, he was really competent.
They walked, ate and played, and unknowingly came to a certain pastry shop.
Fang Han knew this pastry shop. It was a small but famous, but in her heart, it still was not as good as the chefs in Qiao’s mansion who have been trained to made desserts for her taste.
So when she passed by, she just glanced at it like a “pilgrimage,” and didn’t want to go in.
However, Qiao Bai Rong suddenly took out a piece of paper from his sleeve and asked her to follow the list and buy all the pastries specified above.
“Why do you suddenly want to buy cakes?” Fang Han couldn’t help but wonder.
She remembered that Qiao Bai Rong didn’t like to eat these things. He didn’t answer her question, only said: “Just buy it.” After that, he also stuffed some silver taels on to her hand.
Well, since the boss has spoken, so buy it. It’s not her who pay anyway. Fang Han shrugged, took the list and walked into the shop to buy.
Although most of the pastries on this list have in stock, but some of them would have to wait a while. She waited for more than two quarters of an hour before she could get together on all the things to she wanted to buy.
When she took the pastries and was about to leave, suddenly she found a woman stared at her.
The woman looked like about forty years old, but she was well maintained. Her complexion was ruddy, her smooth and fair skin was no less than a woman in her twenties.
She was dressed in noble clothes, and four servants stood behind her. Her temperament was many times higher than Mrs. Qiao, and she knew that she must be the wife of a certain high-ranking official.
She would never forget a person like this if she had seen before, and she was sure she didn’t know her.
Fang Han didn’t understand why the other party looked at her and even for some reason, she actually felt that the woman looked very familiar.
When the woman saw her looking back, the woman suddenly smiled at her.
Fang Han was at loss, but for the sake of politeness she smiled at the other party and nodded. Then, she turned around and prepared to leave and to find Qiao Bai Rong.
Unexpectedly, after two steps, she was stopped by someone, “Miss, please hold on.”
Fang Han turned around and found that it was one the maid behind the woman who called her. At this moment, the maid walked over.
“What’s the matter?” Fang Han asked, and couldn’t help but glance at the woman behind again.
Unexpectedly, she felt even more familiar with that woman, and she couldn’t help being shocked.
Strange, did she really have seen each other before, but accidentally forgot?
“Miss, my Madam would like to ask you to come over and say a few words.”
Under normal circumstances, Fang Han would simply refuse this kind of mindless invitation, but she was also a little curious, so she nodded. “Um, but my young master is still waiting outside, I can only speak a few words.”
The maid was shocked, but quickly reacted, “It doesn’t matter, my Madam just wanted to ask a few questions. It won’t be too long.”
So Fang Han walked towards the woman slowly.
When she finally came to the woman, she finally remembered why she felt familiar. She had seen this face in a bronze mirror several times a day, apart from the difference in age, they looked much alike each other.
Looking at this woman, Fang Han could almost foresee what she would look like twenty years from now.
“Good girl, tell me, what’s your name?” Although the woman’s tone was gentle, she still had a hint of urgency and excitement.
Fang Han’s heart jumped, suddenly thinking of Qiao Bai Rong’s advice in the carriage.
Did he suddenly just say that to her, so she could deal with this woman? But how did he know that the other party will be here today?
And this woman… why does she look so much like her?
A bunch of questions came to Fang Han’s mind, which made her confused, but the most important thing was how to answer this woman’s questions.
Even if she didn’t know what Qiao Bai Rong’s plan, she did not intend to go against his will.
Fang Han first thought about Qiao Bai Rong’s previous explanation, and then thought about it: “I am the maid of Qiao Mansion. My name is Fang Han.”
“Qiao Mansion?” The woman frowned slightly, “Is it the Qiao Family whose ancestors had been the first assistant when they became ancestors?”
Fang Han was not surprised. The woman immediately guessed which Qiao Mansion it was. It was certainly not a simple person that Qiao Bai Rong valued, so she simply said: “Yes.”
The woman didn’t seem very satisfied with the answer. She hesitated for a while, took a closer look at Fang Han’s clothes carefully.
Then, the woman was a little surprised to find that the goose-yellow silk shirt on Fang Han was new, and she knew the quality was excellent.
Looked elsewhere, although the gold alchemy on her smooth and clean wrist is thin, but the style was unique, it was suitable for a young woman like her. On each of her white earlobes, she wore a string of two, obviously valuable pearl earrings. Even the hosta that simply inserted on the head was also extraordinary.
This dress wasn’t luxurious and eye-catching, but it was actually a good material which completely reflects her elegance, even if the daughter of an ordinary fifth-grade official family did not have this outfit.
It seems that this Qiao Family treated her well.
All these observations and thoughts were just in moments. The woman calmed down and asked another question that she was more concerned about, “I looked at you and felt very kind. Before you were bought into Qiao’s Mansion, what was your original name?”
Fang Han showed a look of embarrassment, “Madam, this…”
She knew very well that the maid who was sold into the mansion had no reason to rant about her past name, not to mention that the other party was still a stranger.
If she spoke too bluntly, it will cause suspicion.
After she hesitated, the mother behind the woman interrupted, “My Madam just thinks that you are kind and look quite similar to an old friend, so she asked a few more questions. Is it something can’t be said?”
Old friend? Speaking of likeness, she and this woman should be the ones who look like likeness?
“Seems like I think too much.” Fang Han smiled, “It’s just that the lady is a blessed person. How can it have anything to do with me as a slave? However, it wouldn’t hurt to inform Madam about my surname. I was named Fang before I entered Qiao’s Mansion.”
Now the face of the woman and the maid changed. The woman even grabbed her arm and said, “What? Is your surname Fang?”
Well, Qiao Bai Rong. Isn’t it amazing? Fang Han secretly admired him, but her face was pretended to be blank, “Does Madam really know my parents?”
“Good girl, tell me, how old are you this year?”
“I am exactly nineteen years old today.”
“Today is your birthday?” The woman looked at her in shock with a look of incredulity.
Seeing the effect was achieve, Fang Han rolled her eyes and pulled her arm back with a smile, “It looks like Madam has recognize the wrong person? In fact, I have heard that some people have nothing to do with each other but look very similar… Oh, let’s not talk about it. My master is still waiting for me outside! I’ll take my leave first.”
With that, she turned around and left quickly without waiting for the other party to react.
As soon as she stepped out of the shop, she saw Qiao Bai Rong standing there, smiling at her.
She walked to him and shook the things in her hand, “Well, I bought all the cakes that the second young master wanted.”
“I don’t eat these kind of things. They are for you.” Qiao Bai Rong smiled and took her free hand and walked forward.
So is this a birthday cake? Fang Han suddenly felt funny and leaned against him. “The Second Young Master really thought Fang Han was easy to coax. Do you think I really believe you just let me buy cakes?”
There are so many pastry chefs at the Qiao family. Although this pastry shop is famous, the chef was no better than the one in Qiao’s house.
Of course, this is the result of Qiao Bai Rong spent a lot of money to invite powerful cooks and kitchen into the house. Fang Han tried to steal various pastry recipes she had seen in the modern times, pretended to be her own invention, and get them to do it.
In a word, she didn’t need to walk into that shop at all. Qiao Bai Rong taught her to buy cakes, but it was just to create a chance for her to “coincide” with the woman.
Qiao Bai Rong didn’t want to hide it from her, so he just chuckled and said in a soft voice, “It seems like you and your mother had a good chat?”
“My… mother?” Fang Han felt that she was going to faint.
Was that woman her mother? Although she thought that the other person might be a relative of this body or something, but she didn’t expect it to be the mother?
However, she thought about it and felt that it was not right.
The parents of this Fang family committed a crime, and the whole clan was either served as army or sold as slaves. How could Fang Han’s mother live so well?
What’s more, it was only five or six years ago that Fang’s family was executed. If that woman was really her mother, how could she not be recognized after a few years?
Fang Han thought for a long time, and finally hesitated: “Second Young Master, did you make a mistake? I don’t think she looks like it.”
“This matter is not as simple as you think.” Qiao Bai Rong said lightly: “It looks like it’s half done now, and we’ll just wait and see what happens.”
When Fang Han heard him say this, she knew that he would definitely not say more, so she didn’t ask more.
In fact, it should not be difficult to guess the truth. It seems that Qiao Bai Rong wanted her to recognize her ancestors.
Although she was a fake, neither the other party nor the mother had any expectations or sense of identity, but in any case, she was grateful to Qiao Bai Rong for taking so much effort to find her roots and arranged this on her birthday.
The man really had nothing to say to her.
Fang Han was moved, and accidentally blurted out her inner words, “Actually, as long as I can be by your side, I don’t care whose daughter I am.”
It’s just that after she finished speaking, she felt too numb and couldn’t help blushing. She lost her face, and she wanted to remove the hand from his arm.
Unexpectedly, Qiao Bai Rong held her hand tightly.
“I care.” He whispered, “I hope you can have a good life.”
Fang Han’s face turned red and she said very quietly, “My life is very good now.”
Everything in Qiao’s Mansion house now. She enjoyed it most.
“That’s not enough.” Qiao Bai Rong smiled, “Don’t worry, just let me arrange this.”
At that time, he must let her marry him gracefully.