TOFUH – Chapter 144.2 – Wen Yingniang is getting married

That Liao Qinghe was also stupid; such a golden Bodhisattva was even thrown out of his house!

The Wen family immediately became incomparable beautiful while the Liao family was quite the opposite.

Father Liao who secretly pawned some calligraphy and painting in exchange for a few hundred silver was finally able to support his family and also had some money to buy betrothal gifts.

However, the betrothal gifts of his family were compared to that of the Wen family.

“A poisonous woman, what a poisonous woman she is!” Father Liao couldn’t help but curse. That Wen Yingniang was so rich, but she hid it and didn’t say it before. She absolutely had an impure mind.

“She is really a sl*t that have no sense of shame.” Mother Liao also could not help but say; a woman who was divorced did not find a monastery to stay, fasting and reciting Buddhist text but went as far as to recruit a new husband with such great fanfare. She simply didn’t know what else she could say about it!

“Such a woman, what kind of good man can she find? I think she can only find some men with low status,” Father Liao said again.

Father and mother Liao were constantly criticizing Wen Yingniang, hating her very much, but Liao Qinghe was in a trance.

He thought that Wen Yingniang would be very sad to know that he was going to get married again and would come to find him, but it turned out that Wen Yingniang didn’t come to him at all and was even going to get married herself.

Why was she getting married? How could she be so ruthless? Or . . . she actually wanted to get rid of him a long time ago?

Liao Qinghe could not accept the situation, feeling that Wen Yingniang was too indifferent and heartless.

It pained him when he thought that Wen Yingniang wanted to be with someone else.

The Liao family were all talking about Wen Yingniang. But Lu Lian, who hugged her belly, regretted it very much.

Lu Luan was not born into a good family, and it was an unexpected joy for her to catch Liao Qingyun, so she was reluctant to let him go.

But Liao Qinghe and that tigress-like lady made her afraid, afraid that she would kill her after learning of her existence.

Even so, she certainly exhausted all her means when she used every one of them to seduce Liao Qinghe.

When Liao Qinghe wrote down his divorce, God only knew, how happy she was. But in a twinkling of an eye, the situation took a turn for the worse.

If she had known that all the money of the Liao family belonged to Wen Yingniang, she would not have tried to seduce Liao Qinghe in the first place.

The Liao family was depressed when a servant came over. “Master and Madam, the stores outside are not willing to take payment on credit.” 

The Liao family wanted to have a wedding, so they naturally had to buy a lot of things, so they asked their subordinates to go and buy them. As for money. . . they wanted to take these things on credit first.

In the past, when Wen Yingniang had not yet married in; they had always done so.

However, this time, all those stores refused to give them credit. Those who sold chickens, ducks, and fishes all said that they should give a deposit before they would be willing to prepare the goods, and then wait for the wedding day before they send them.

Because . . . there were rumors outside that the Liao family was penniless and anxious to get married because they are waiting for the new bride’s dowry to supplement their family.

However, the dowry was a woman’s private money. Before that, Wen Yingniang had money and was willing to supplement their family, but this time, the woman engaged to Liao Qinghe came from a very ordinary family.

If that woman kept her dowry and was unwilling to support the Liao family, what would they do? From where would they be able to collect money?

“They . . . They . . .” Father Liao was furious; those people really looked down on people! Would their Liao family lack such a little sum of money?

“Master, what should we do now?” The subordinate who went out to buy something asked again.

Father Liao thought about it and finally had to come up with calligraphy and painting again to have them pawn.

Then the subordinate took the calligraphy and painting and reminded him again, “Master, in a few days, it’s time for the monthly payment . . .”

Father Liao’s face changed slightly as he immediately said, “I know!”

There were so many servants in the Liao family; once the monthly payment was given, one of two hundred silvers would be gone again . . .

Before, Father Liao spent thousands of silver on antiques without any second thought, but at the moment, he couldn’t even give up a few hundred of silver.

Liao Qinghe, however, did not pay attention to this as he went out of the door in a trance.

Then just as he took a few steps, a powder-coated maid suddenly bumped into his arms . . .

The Liao family was surprised to hear that Wen Yingniang was going to get married, but so were Jiang Zhen and Zhao Jinge.

After coming back from Hexi Village, Wen Yingniang moved out of Zhao’s family mansion. Wen Ming had brought many people to Fucheng, with those people protecting her, Wen Yingniang didn’t have to worry about being in danger at all.

“Wen Yingniang is going to get married?” Zhao Jinge was not someone who easy get acquainted  other people so after Wen Yingniang moved away, he never went to look for her again so he was now surprised to hear about this so suddenly.

“Well, she is going to marry Wen Ming.” Jiang Zhen said, he knew a little more than Zhao Jinge. After all in the past few days he did meet Wen Ming.

This Wen Ming was really not a simple person.

The Xinyuan garden that other thought was brought by Wen Yingniang was in fact bought by him.

After he bought the Xinyuan garden he loaded a ship with overseas treasures and took some of them to visit some influential people in Fucheng.

Even the magistrate of Fucheng who did not want to see him and Zheng Yi at the beginning, meet with Wen Ming.

After running around like that, the wind direction of the whole Fucheng changed again.

After that, he also made a big show of preparing the bride price and dowry.

When he said that Wen Ming liked Wen Yingniang  he exposed his fox tail.

It was said that Wen Yingniang also thought that Wen Ming agreed to this marriage to let her relieve her anger.

When Jiang Zhen was thinking about what happened to Wen Ming, someone outside came to report it, saying that Wen Ming come to visit him.

Jiang Zhen went out at once.

After greeting, Jiang Zhen asked: “Why is Steward Wen here?”

“Master Jiang, I have already told the boss about ships you want to buy and the boss will come to Fucheng soon. There are also happened to be some new ships  so you can take a look at them then.” Wen Ming said.

Wen family unexpectedly brought ships to Fucheng?  Jiang Zhen was delighted and said at once: “As long as the ships are good, I will take them all.” The smaller ships will be used by Jinzhen escort agency and the big ships will be used for sailing in the future, so he didn’t think about it much.

After talking with Jiang Zhen, Wen Ming already knew what kind of ships Jiang Zhen wanted so he was sure that the ships brought by the Wen family this time ware definitely to Jiang Zhen’s liking.

“Master Jiang, I have one more thing to ask this time.”

“What is it?” Jiang Zhen asked curiously.

“I want to buy some Qingfeng wine for the wedding.” Wen Ming said.

Qingfeng wine for the wedding? This was really a big deal!

One should know that although there had been some Qingfeng wine circulating in the market during this period of time the selling was definitely something that could scare off many people.

“Of course, if Master Jiang could sell it cheaper that would be great.” Wen Ming added: “I have a batch of wine from overseas in my hand, its quality is very good so it can supply Qingfeng House.”

“Good.” Jiang Zhen directly agreed and then asked: “Steward Wen, have you thought about the future?”

Wen Ming froze.

“After you got married with Wen Yingniang, are you still going to be in steward of the Wen family?” Jiang Zhen looked at Wen Ming: “Don’t you want to take a fleet of ships out on your own and make a go out of it? How about we cooperate?””

Wen Ming’s heart stirred.

He was not without ambition and had thought about setting up his own business, but on second thought he thought it would be pointless.

The Wen family treated him well enough and his family was loyal to the Wen family, he was all alone so earning more money was useless but now. . .

Wen Ming thought about it, but in the end, he still shook his head: “Master Jiang, I have no such intention.”

Although the marriage of the Liao family has been already been decided, nothing happened for a while. Although they wanted to marry their daughter to Liao Qinghe their family was unwilling to hastily marry their daughter.

They have to buy a dowry and prepare for the wedding so it would take some time.

However, even if the Liao family wedding was not organized, Wen Yingniang’s wedding had been prepared in a very short period of time.

The Wen family also came to Fucheng.

When Wen Ming came over, he come only with one big ship which was not very remarkable, but when the Wen family came over, it was a huge fleet of ships.

Previously Jiang Zhen and Zheng Yi had hired sea ships, but the sea ships they hired, no matter if it was a matter of quantity or quality, were not comparable to these of Wen family.

At one point of time the docks of Fucheng were filled with Wen family ships.

The people of Fucheng were once again shocked.

This time, the Wen family came over with Wen Yingniang’s parents and elder brother.

The Wen family brought the ships they wanted so at that day Jiang Zhen took Zhao Jing eto the docks to see the ships.

Jiang Zhen had been in contact with many ships but he already knew how to check if the ship was good or not, and the ships of the Wen family were undoubtedly good ships.

Jiang Zhen did not hesitate to buy all the ships and even order some more.

He decided to change all the money in his hand into ships.

Wen family learned from the latter sent by Wen Ming that Jiang Zhen wanted to buy ships, but they didn’t expect that Jiang Zhen would buy so many.

Wen Yingniang’s eldest brother, the young master of the Wen family, said at that moment: “it’s not easy to build ship. Some ships even take years to build. Since I don’t have extra ships for the time being. You’ll have to wait.”

No problem. Jiang Zhen nodded, agreeing. He was not in hurry so he could take his time.

Wen Yingniang’s marriage was conducted with great dignity.

Although it was accepting a husband into their family the wedding was actually done as usual. It was not like Wen Ming come to marry Wen Yingniang expect that Wen Ming started from somewhere else before going to Xinyuan to marry Wen Yingniang and walked around Xinyuan before returning there.

Since the Wen family come here, basically all rich people from Fucheng also come weddings, there were also a lot of officials who come.

In many cases, government and business were inseparable.

Zheng Yi also came to attend the wedding of Wen Yingniang, and sat together with Jiang Zhen.

He was obviously in a very good mood, and when he saw Jiang Zhen, he immediately said, “Jiang Zhen, the Changhe Salt farm is ready.”

Zheng Yi was very busy these days, busy preparing for the new salt farm and since Zhao Mingzhu’s birthday banquet, he did not go out. Now the new salt farm was finally ready: “Also, the seaside land you wanted, I have also found it for you, the place is definitely big enough.”

While the people of Fucheng were watching the Liao family’s hustle and bustle, secretly, a lot of things actually happened.

Many officials were removed from their offices and many salt merchants were raided, and many, many people died in Wexing Prefecture and Wu Zhongfu during this time period of time.

However, these things were all kept a secret by big families so ordinary people didn’t know about them at all.

Fortunately, all this dust had already settled.

Jiang Zhen’s heart beat faster and the ambition in his eyes could no longer be concealed.

 

Edited by: Faro

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. White Whale

    Yeah i think you should recruit Wen ming so he can have a dignity of a man to be able to provide ivide for his wife.

  2. addienasaffir

    I binged this entire story in about 2 days. Now I understand the sadness of catching up to the updates 😭😭😭😭 now I’m anxiously awaiting the next chapter.

  3. Akia

    I can’t wait for more! Thank you so much.

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