Since the accident in the Wen family, Wen Liang has not stepped out of the house.
He didn’t know exactly what happened.
He only learned from his mother and servants that it seemed that Wen Chi had confessed to the Emperor about the Wen family, so that his father Wen Changqing’s official position dropped from the third rank to the sixth rank.
Not to mention he had suffered from gossip and received countless scorns from his colleagues in the official circle.
Wen Changqing’s position was not as easy as before.
He was transferred from the Ministry of Rites to the Ministry of Punishment and those people are unruly and overbearing.
Not only that, anyone who is not close to the Fourth Prince Shi Jin are included in their enemy camp, even Wen Changqing, a neutral faction that belongs to the fence-sitter.
Therefore, when Wen Changqing first took office, things were often deliberately made difficult by those people and even a few people younger than him could ride on his head and exercise authority.
Sometimes mental oppression is more devastating than physical punishment.
Wen Changqing couldn’t stand it after staying in his new position for five or six days.
He even has the idea of resigning and taking his wives, concubines and children back to the countryside to escape for a period of time.
But what made him even more devastated was that he had repeatedly gone to Lord Yin’s residence, but was repeatedly turned away by Lord Yin.
Then one day, he was able to squat outside the palace to see Lord Yin who was leaving the court, but he didn’t expect that Lord Yin would immediately turn dark when he saw him.
Wen Changqing didn’t know why, so he had to ask Lord Yin for the reason.
Lord Yin looked at Wen Changqing with hatred and anger, wanting to say something but finally said: “You know exactly what you have done.”
Seeing this, Wen Changqing knew that those things must have reached Lord Yin’s ears and his face flushed with shame as he said anxiously: “Lord Yin, I was wronged… If someone hadn’t told me that His Royal Highness the Crown Prince… “
“No matter what you heard, His Royal Highness is still a royal, how can you and me be able to calculate?” Lord Yin sighed, “The crime of deceiving the king is to be beheaded, if your second son did not plead for your Wen family, your head would have flown out from your neck.
There are things that people should dare to do and dare not, since you dare to do such things, in the future you will have to bear the consequences.”
After saying that, Lord Yin waved his hand and turned around to leave.
“Lord Yin, I know I was wrong.” Wen Changqing crumbled to his knees, tears of remorse spilling out of his eyes, “Can Lord Yin, for the sake of our friendship in the past, put in a few good words for me to the emperor? I beg you, Lord Yin!”
Lord Yin didn’t seem to hear Wen Changqing’s voice and walked away without looking back.
Wen Changqing returned to the mansion in despair and Madam Xu, who had been waiting in the mansion for a long time, hurriedly greeted him: “Master, what did Lord Yin say? Will he help us?”
Wen Changqing’s face was ashen, he turned his head to look at Madam Xu’s worried face and remembered a bunch unpleasant things – if Madam Xu hadn’t encouraged him, how would he have thought of letting Wen Chi enter the palace instead of Wen Liang?
Now that the Hua family behind the crown prince is in full swing, even the emperor is afraid of the crown prince.
Even if the crown prince is disfigured and his legs are disabled, he was treated better than those princes who were not favored.
They wouldn’t have been at a loss even if Wen Liang got married, if Wen Liang had caught the eyes of the crown prince like Wen Chi, their Wen family would have been like roosters and the dogs ascending to heaven1.
It’s all Madam Xu’s fault…
An illiterate woman’s family dared to give him ideas, causing him to lose his mind.
Not only did he miss the opportunity to get close to the crown prince but also led to such a disaster ……
Wen Changqing became angrier the more he thought about it and then he flicked his hand and slapped Madam Xu in the face.
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The slap was extraordinarily crispy.
Madam Xu’s head tilted from the blow.
She covered her face, looking at Wen Changqing in disbelief, as bright red blood oozed from the corner of her mouth.
Wen Changqing was enveloped in anger, raised his hand and pointed to the door: “Get out of here, don’t show up in front of me from now on.”
Madam Xu’s tears streamed down in an instant: “Master…”
Wen Changqing roared, “Get out!”
With tears streaming down her face, Madam Xu turned around and hurried out of the study.
Although Wen Changqing vented at Madam Xu and his servants, he still had to go to the palace the next day and be ridiculed by his colleagues.
Wen Changqing was so patient on the surface but inside he was so angry that he almost fainted.
In this way, the entire Wen House was enveloped by a suffocating low pressure, and everyone was afraid of getting into trouble.
Even Madam Xu, the matron of the family was washing her face in tears every day, both resenting Wen Changqing for putting the blame on her and resenting Wen Chi for not giving the Wen family a way to survive.
Now that the damn white-eyed wolf has climbed up the crippled crown prince, the sparrow flew up the branch and became a phoenix2, he didn’t even spare the Wen family who raised him.
But no matter what happened at home, Madam Xu was not willing to tell Wen Liang about these bad things.
Wen Liang was her only son and he was also the darling of her eyes.
In the future, he will marry the most promising young talent in the capital.
She doesn’t want Wen Liang to focus on these unnecessary things.
With Madam Xu’s orders, the servants of Wen’s residence also tacitly did not mention these things before Wen Liang.
Although Wen Liang accidentally heard some rumors, he never took the news to heart and continued to live in his ivory tower, the only doubt was that his former playmate suddenly stopped coming to see him.
Wen Liang waited for a long time and finally waited until the Dragon Boat Festival.
He heard that some of his former playmates were going to go shopping at the market outside, so he quietly slipped out of the house and found those playmates.
But Wen Liang never imagined that after seeing him, the playmates who used to be good friends changed their faces and forced him to the corner of the market, bullying him and insulting him…
“Your father is so despicable, he schemed and calculated even his own son.”
“My father said not to go with your Wen family, if I did I will get calculated in his schemes.”
“Wen Liang, you must have known that your father wanted to give your younger brother instead of you but you still ate and drank with us like nothing happened in those days, your heart is really malicious.”
His playmate’s malicious words were like a needle in Wen Liang’s heart.
” When one person attains the Tao, the rooster and the dog ascend to heaven ” is a Chinese idiom, which means that when one person attains the Tao, the whole family, including chickens and dogs, ascend to heaven.
It is a metaphor for a person who becomes an official, and those who are related to him also gain power.
It means someone’s value has increased
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