TOFUH – Chapter 143.2 – Someone From The Wen Family Is Coming

Every year when the Wen family gave gifts to Wen Yingniang, they would bring a batch of pigeons from Minnan to Fucheng and would then keep these pigeons in Fucheng so if there was any news about Wen Yingniang, they could immediately release the pigeon to fly back.

This time Wen Yingniang divorced so for such a big thing they immediately released ten pigeons to send back the news.

When Wen Ming got the news he immediately come to Fucheng without any delay.

When he arrived to Fucheng, he looked for Wen Yingniang but couldn’t find her so he asked around and learned that Wen Yingniang had come here, so he hurriedly prepared a gift and also come here.

Wen Yingniang didn’t know that her family kept some pigeons in Fucheng so she couldn’t tell what she felt in her heart for a moment: “Father and mother…. They don’t blame me?”

“Master and Madam are angry, but they don’t blame Miss.” Wen Ming said, “They only said that they will definitely not spare that Liao Qinghe and they wanted assure young lady that they will definitely find better person for her.”

Wen Yingniang’s eyes become so wet that she almost burst into tears, but at least held back.

Wen Ming was brought in, and Jiang Zhen chatted with him, only to learn that he was the son of the Wen family steward, now working as a steward for the Wen family.

“For how much you sell the Wen family’s sea ships?” Jiang Zhen direcly asked, he helped Wen Yingniang for this reason so he didn’t hide this point. He also didn’t think that he had anything to hide.

“The Wen family has many kinds of ships, depending on the size of the wood, the price differ. Master Jiang had better go and see for himself, if Master Jiang wants to buy, I can help you make a decision and offer 10% discount.” Wen Ming said with a smile.

The price of the big ships was not cheap so 10% discount was definitely a large sum of money. Wen Ming being able to decide such a matter surprised Jiang Zhen a little.

Of course, this was also good for him so he just said: “Than., thanks a lot.”

Zhao Mingzhu’s first birthday banquet become a complete success.

Because there were many things going on in Fucheng, the next day Jiang Zhen and Zhao Jinge went back to Fucheng along with Wen Ming and Wen Yingniang.

It was a day journey from Hexi village to Fucheng so on that day Jiang Zhen and Wen Ming had a good chat, letting Jiang Zhen admire Wen Ming a little.

This Wen Ming looked ordinary and even a little weak but he has been to sea many times, no matter if it was east or west he found new traveling routes for Wen family and negotiated a long-term porcelain business.

It was precisely because of this that he had such a high status in Wen family and now he had an even higher position that his father who was steward of the Wen family. Had it not been for this, he wouldn’t be able to promise selling Wen family ships to Jiang Zhen with 10% discount.

Because of this Jiang Zhen was impressed while Wen Ming was also a bit shocked by this Jiang Zhen.  Jiang Zhen unexpectedly knew some Western and Oriental languages and also knew a lot about their products!

From where he learned it was not very clear, but if he said that he just overheard it Wen Ming would suspect that he was a demon.

Jiang Zhen was not very clear about specific situation in east and west, so he inquired with Wen Ming, as for those things he knew …… he said he learned it form a person who had done business at sea.

Wen Ming didn’t doubt it and answered Jiang Zhen’s questions patiently.

“Boss Wen, many thanks.” Jiang Zhen sincerely thanked Wen Ming, what he learned from Wen Ming was very precious to him.

“It’s me who should thank Master Jiang.” Wen Ming said.

“I don’t seem to have done anything.” Jiang Zhen looked at Wen Ming in confusion.

“Master Jiang helped my young lady if it hadn’t been for master Jiang I don’t know what would have happened to my young lady right now.” Wen Ming said. According to what he learned, if it hadn’t been for Jiang Zhen, Wen Yingniang probably wouldn’t have left the Liao family, and if she hadn’t left…. Wen family father and mother were really concerned about Wen Yingniang, originally they were also unwilling to see their daughter being divorced. But if Wen Yingniang did not leave from the Liao family, they would have known about Liao Qinghe taking concubine and having a child but there would be nothing they could do.

Then, how could Wen Yingniang would life in the future?

“You like Wen Yingniang?” Jiang Zhen suddenly asked, this Wen Ming was a little overly concerned about Wen Yingniang and should probably be interested in Wen Yingniang.

“Master Jiang, be careful of what you say!.” Wen Ming was surprised and immediately said that he was only a servant of the Wen family and wouldn’t even dare to think about Wen Yingniang. If those words were heard by others, they would also be harmful to Wen Yingniang reputation.

“Are you married yet?” Jiang Zhen asked again.

“I am at the sea all the time so I haven’t got married yet.” Wen Ming said, according to his status he could marry one of Wen family maid early but he spend more time at the sea every year that on land and that land was not necessarily the land of Minnan so he never got married.

But even so there were still many people who wanted to marry him.

“When you meet someone you like be bold and chase them so you won’t regret it later.’ Jiang Zhen said.

“Master Jiang, you are thinking too much.” Wen Ming said with a smile.

It wasn’t long before Jiang Zhen and his group come to Fucheng. As soon as they arrived, they heard the news.

Liao Qinghe had already gotten betrothed with a daughter of scholar’s and was about to get married.

Less than ten days after divorcing his wife, Liao Qinghe was getting married again?!

When Wen Yingniang decided to divorce she had already intended to make a clean break with Liao Qinghe, and did not feel it was a pity. But now learning that Liao Qinghe was going to get married, she felt a little uncomfortable.

In any case, she and Liao Qinghe have been husband and wife for ten years, even if their feeling for each other had worn off with time she still cared about him. But as result only after few days of divorcing her, Liao Qinghe was getting married to someone else.

Wen Yingniang was glad that she had chosen to leave, but on the other hand  she still felt some reluctance.

However, she felt sore only for a short period of time.

“Scholar Liao should have divorced Wen lady and marry someone else a long time ago, it would be better than being married to this lioness.”

“Do you think that lady Wen is feeling very regretful now?”

“She definitely regrets it, she is such an old woman and can’t even give birth so even if she was given to others as concubine no one would want her.”

 

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On the docks someone was talking about Liao Qinghe and Wen Yingniang.

Wen Yingniang who had a short rest in the tea house near the dock heard all kinds of rumors from those people so her face become as black as the bottom of the pot.

What dose she had to regret, she doesn’t have to support that Liao family anymore, she was happy!

The sourness and resentment from the beginning turned into anger almost instantly.

Wen Yingniang become even more angry when someone recognized her: “Isn’t this madam Liao? No, no, you’ve been divorced, you can’t be called madam Liao anymore.”

“Madam Liao?”

“Wen?”

Hearing that person’s words, other people also looked at Wen Yingniang, some with sympathy while others with sarcasm.

Wen Yingniang only felt that she was filled with anger so she just sneered: “ really didn’t expect that there would be a woman so stupid as to marry that Liao Qinghe, to become a mother before she even got married and then use her own dowry to fill that hole that is the Liao Family after she got married… tsk, I even feel a bit of sorry for her.”

“As for Liao Qinghe he is just something I left behind and no longer want. Whoever likes him can pick him up.”

Wen Yingniang turned around and left, but then immediately looked at the people around her: “You go and find out what’s going on.”

What’s going on? Wasn’t it already clear?

Liao Qinghe circulated a lot of poems, so there were still many people who appreciated and loved him. After he divorced his wife, naturally some people were willing to marry him, and even more, people were willing to marry their daughters and granddaughters to him.

As for why he was in such hurry to marry…

Without Wen Yingniang Liao family become a mess and had no money so they naturally wanted to find a woman to marry in and take over the Liao family mess.

It was said that Liao Qinghe at first wanted to marry Lu Luan, but Liao father and mother did not agree.

That Lu Luan was not a daughter from a good family so although she was perfect with Liao Qinghe, Liao’s father and mother did not like her either. Before they protected the baby in her belly rather than her.

Liao Qinghe’s divorce made Wen Yingniang’s reputation even worse but at the same time, Liao Family reputation also got a lot worse.

Because of this, the Liao family couldn’t wait to have some happy event like marriage to make people forget the past. Liao Qinghe even wrote a poem for his new wife that had still not yet passed the door to praise her to heaven.

For a while, everyone was talking about the Liao family and everyone was sympathizing with Wen Yingniang.

Wen Yingniang who was handling the things taken away from the Liao family, once again felt the sympathetic gaze of the people around her and suddenly looked at Wen Ming: “You said before that my parents can find me the better one?”

“Miss?” Wen Ming becomes startled.

“There is no need to find a better one, who knows if in the end I will step in another mud pit?” Wen Yingniang scoffed: “But …… can you help me find a handsome man? I want a man who will marry in!”

 

Edited by: Faro

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Cora

    Awww…. I really really want Wen Ming to marry Wen Yinganing. They’ll suit ech other

  2. Cora

    I really want Wen Ming and Wen Yinganing together. I feel like they complement each other. I hope for the best the Liao Q something is worst and he can go die for I care

  3. White Whale

    Okay Miss no issues. The one in front of you is very much willing to marry into your family 😍

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