Chapter 233: Helpers and Spies (Part One)
Chen Qingshan sat on her chair and tasted the tea; she didn’t look up at Fang Jie.
Zhuang Dei who waited outside and walked in with Fang Jie greeted Chen Qingshan docilely.
Fang Jie was feeling awkward. He didn’t do anything in the pleasure quarter, but this pure girl was delivered to his home. Nothing like this ever happened, and Fang Jie would be more famous if this news got out.
Zhuang Dei carefully looked toward Fang Jie. She didn’t dare to straighten her back when Chen Qingshan didn’t say anything. She was from a pleasure quarter, so she felt like she was on a lower level.
Fang Jie smiled awkwardly and said to Zhuang Dei, “Please sit down. How come you are here? If you need any help, I will do my best.”
Zhuang Dei didn’t sit down. She took out an envelope from her sleeve and said, “Someone came to the building this morning and bought me out. Then, he took me here with a horse-drawn carriage. Before leaving, he told me that he was working for Royal King Yi, and he asked me to give you this letter.”
Fang Jie frowned and opened the letter.
Royal King Yi wrote this letter personally. He said that he knew about Fang Jie going to New Moon Pavilion and not touching this woman at all. He didn’t think that other men should touch the girl that Fang Jie liked, so he delivered Zhuang Dei to Fang Jie’s shop.
After reading the letter, Fang Jie passed it to Chen Qingshan. The latter read it as well, and her face changed color. Then, she threw the letter onto the table and said coldly to Zhuang Dei, “Since this is His Highness’ favor, I can’t really say no. You can be a maid here. If you feel like that is too low for you, the door is open; you can leave at any time.”
Zhuang Dei was surprised by how aggressive Chen Qingshan was. She looked toward Fang Jie for help, but she found that this handsome gongzi was looking anxious.
She sighed in her mind and thought, “He isn’t a real man; he is too scared of his woman.”
However, Chen Qingshan’s beauty made her feel a little down, so she didn’t think she could win against Chen Qingshan in Fang Jie’s mind. Since Royal King Yi sent her to Fang Jie’s shop, what else could she do?
Before Fang Jie could say anything, Zhuang Dei bowed and said in her light voice, “Madam, thank you for keeping me.”
Chen Qingshan snorted and walked away.
Seeing this, the three strange men behind Fang Jie looked at each other and quickly walked over to Chen Qingshan.
They bowed and greeted her, “Madam, we will be your servants from now on. We will do whatever you ask!”
“Madam, you are as pretty as a fairy. It is our luck to be able to serve you. We won’t disobey you at all!”
It seemed like the three of them completely forgot about Fang Jie.
Fang Jie smiled bitterly and thought, “Where did these three people come from?”
Chen Qingshan looked at them and sighed, “Fang Jie, your ability to pick women is better than your ability to pick servants. At least that girl is pleasant to the eye.”
Then, she beckoned at Zhuang Dei and said, “You can follow me from now on; I need someone to talk to from time to time. Come upstairs with me; you can get changed. This isn’t a pleasure quarter, so you need to wear more formal clothes. As to you three, get as far away from me as possible, or you won’t be paid.”
The three men looked at each other and backed away to Fang Jie’s side.