CHAPTER 22 Unexpected Invitation
Insipid look to cup of tea, Su Li calm smile: “Chrysanthemum , Camellia , month beauty (moon stone), white ink pigment, cloud central son, one hundred gold rain, Mao magnolia, Jade lotus, acacia , plum-blossom , discovery heart thorn , Buddha’s water ….. this cup of tea plant, are different kinds of flowers. Most rare and uncommon flower, is plum-blossom flower, is the most shine in the water according to Buddha. I do not know, am I correct?”
Su Qin look distracted to open her mouth, very shock to look at her, “You …… how do you know?” These flowers name, even her closest assistant does not understand it thoroughly, exactly… how this girl know?
Su Li did not answer, only continued: “Plum blossom is to alleviate fever and suppress coughing, and dense chest, it is also effective for refreshing mind, while the Buddha’s water is healthy and warm to stomach, to improve blood circulation ……this two flowers, using any one of this, into a tea for drinking, indeed more useful to the body, it is a rare kind to maintain good health. However, if mix together …… ” suddenly she stop talking, looked up and glanced toward at the man sitting with sturdy complexion .
“How is it?” Dongfang Ze casually asked. Amazed, to get a glimpse of brilliance, enigmatic and impossible to predict seen within eyes.
Su Li in deep thought, mouth softly replied: “Mix of cold and hot water, then drink together of a strong alcohol, the body will feeling unwell.”
She as much as possible want to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial; not to mention toxic, if only Dongfang Ze do not understand science, and will not able to perform an in-depth investigation. But to see the look and expression on his face, he is not completely ignorant.
“Impossible!” Su Qin extreme debunked, “You hear that from somewhere which is completely nonsense, simply nonsense! This tea to really have any problems, it must be you who made a trick behind the back! Otherwise, how can you be so clear to distinct the variety of tea plant? You want to set me up? “
Su Li said, “Sister you are wrong! If Su Li find out this in advance, I will advise big sister not to serve this tea.”
“You!” Su Qin more and more angry, she asks, pointing toward at her: “How is that you know this twelve flowers tea, and even which twelve kinds, you are crystal clear! You said!”
Su Li calmly said: “Nobody told me. These flowers fragrance are very unique, sense smell of smart person, a smell that is known..”
“I do not believe it! I think hard just to made this tea plant, how can your word alone, let all my hard work in vain!” Su Qin extremely mad, almost uncontrollable, rushed to her in broken tears.
Su Li although unconsciously, still indifferent and said: “Sister to think hard is true… but the important is, Wang Ye’s body, must not be put in risk. In case of something happen or accident, the entire Xiangfu …… I am afraid cannot afford!”
“OK! The two of you both shut up! “ Su Xiang finally spoke to stop, with gloomy face looking to Su Li, and turn to Dongfang Ze, submissively apologized and said: “ The insolence of my young daughter, please forgive me Wang Ye! Blame her mother went too early, My first wife pity her weak body is not good, never scold her at home, just only accustomed to her so she do not know etiquette!”
Between words, she actually the wrong person.
Dongfang Ze vision slightly flash, smiled and said: “Prime Minister you consider too! Second lady to smell and to know the flower, cause to Ben Wang scope widely open! Three days after the full moon at the lakeside there are numerous flowers fair, Ben Wang intends to watch, I do not know but I wish Second lady can go together? “ He put down his cup, looking over the luminous bright eyes pressing.
Word that evoke thousand layer of waves, Su Qin and Madam Su could not believe! Honorable and proud Wang Zhenning, unexpectedly invites the female daughter of born of a concubine to tour at the flower fair? !
Su Li’s heart shocked, she not dare hastily promise, look towards Su Xiang expecting to go.
Su Xiang see, Dongfang Ze seems to favor Su Su Li, that well-official person, somewhat thought exquisitely carved, immediately laugh and said: “Appreciated by Wang Ye, I Xiang fu has a good fortune. Susu, you go and thanks Wang Ye! “
Su Li to be obliged to thanks for a good fortune, the heart is somehow opposite.
“Good!” Dongfang Ze clear voice laugh, handsome look is more shimmering, mood is seems excellent. Contrast to Su Xiang and Madam Su, force to smile, face are stiff, Su Qin smiling face is even more ugly than crying.
Six months ago Su Qin inquire about Dongfang Ze fond of and interest that very rarely seen, not hesitate to take a lot of trouble to think and to invent these numerous scented tea, just for the purpose of today feast to win his favor. Unexpectedly just Su Li’s few words her hope was destroy right away, how she would resign to?
She stood up, reach for a cup of tea to said: “My flower tea, is not bad as my sister said! Wang Ye do not believe, Qin Er …… will firstly drink it! “ Then, she did not hesitate in one gulp, Su Li vision sank, trying to stop but it was too late.
Su Qin body crooked, to sit, the anger on face still not faded, staring toward to Su Li with unspeakable resentment.
Su Li shallow smile: “Older sister why should angry? This excellent flower tea, simply not suitable with wine to drink. After half an hour, my sister would certainly feel the whole body hot, cold sweat dripping, malaise, same as being poisoned. “”
Everyone was shocked, Madam.Su anxiously to get up and shouted: “What are you talking about?!”
Su Li sneered: ” Whether or not I talk nonsense, after half an hour, you can see what, why Madam worry?” When finished, She quietly drink the wine, unafraid.
Madam Su :“Susu! Everyday I pity your weak body, everything are already in your way, today, why so insolent?”
“Oh?” Su Li faintly smile,“This young woman is really thankful to Madam for her love and affections, sending me with good intention to the temple to recover, otherwise, how can a little woman have that opportunity to get to know Wang Ye?!”
“You!” Madam Su words choked, actually speechless.That framed human trafficking things, she and Su Qin both know the facts, originally Su Li is supposed to be sell to foreigners, her unexplained disappearance, do not know how many people would care about this ominous person. Unexpectedly she meet Wang Zhenning at the road, to rescued and assist back to the Prime Minister’s palace! Although the thief are executed, but heart is still virtual, naturally did not dare to speak half -sentence.
Dongfang Ze look indifferent, not saying a word. Su Xiang to see his face no waves, heart is not satisfied, he seems more interested to Su Li than Su Qin, at once in a cold voice: “Well, to quarrel on something, not behaving well! Since Wang Ye is here, it is better to please Wang Ye. “
Dongfang Ze look at Su Li, smiled and said: “So, we have to wait half an hour anyway.”
Makes Madam Su and Su Qin face both white, obviously Dongfang Ze trust Su Li. Even if table is full of delicacies, everyone mind is worried, the taste is flavorless.
Su Qin sitting position, mind is frightening. Even her body’s tremble, a small hill of cold sweat is coming around. She tried to calm her mind, pick up the chopsticks and take the food, but she unable to control her fingers to tremble. Suddenly she shivered downwards, throw away the chopsticks, directly grabbed the dishes, just want the cup to pour.
Madam Su was shocked, immediately call: “Qin Er!”
Su Qin as if did not hear, hands throw away the tray, flip over the table, suddenly dishes, spoon, chopsticks are fall to the floor, murmured cried:“Wine? I want to drink!”
—END CHAPTER 22—