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Chapter 16: Home
Xie Ru Zhuo spent the next five days recuperating in the palace. After receiving approval from the imperial physician, she finally went back to Xie Mansion. She returned to Xie Mansion full with precious tonics and jewelry rewarded by Emperor Jing.
Xie Ru Zhuo was lying inside the carriage which was covered with soft brocade. The nearer they are to her mansion the more nervous she becomes.
In her previous life, when she was tortured by Xiao Jun Han and Shen Jing Ci, they told her that Xie Mansion was ransacked. The Xie Clan's plaque, which was written by the founding father of the nation, Emperor Gaozu, was taken off. Hearing this, she went crazy with grief. She wanted to go back to Xie Mansion to be with her relatives, but in the end, she didn't even get to meet any of the family members other than her brother for the last time.
Now, she is about to return to Xie Mansion. Feeling sorrowful in her heart, she can't help but blame herself for causing the downfall of Xie Clan. She felt ashamed to meet her family.
Noticing Xie Ru Zhuo's tear stained face, Qian Bi asked worriedly: "Miss, are you in pain? Do you need this servant to tell them to slow down the carriage?"
Xie Ru Zhuo shaking her head, "How long will it take to reach the mansion?"
Qian Bi opened the carriage window, peeping outside through the gap the size of a finger: "Miss, it will be half an hour left before we enter the city."
Xie Ru Zhuo nodded, closing her eyes: "Let me take a nap for a while, when we reach the mansion remember to wake me up!"
"Yes, miss!" Qian Bi said respectfully.
It was widely known that Xie Clan was one of the elite families in the capital. Xie Mansion was located in the inner city of the capital. Most of the rich and powerful Clan lived in that area. The previous owner of the mansion where the Xie Clan now resides was a former official from the previous dynasty. Once the emperor of the previous dynasty fell from power the official took his family to flee the city, leaving the mansion vacant. As a reward to Xie Clan for lending a hand to help Emperor Gaozu conquering the throne, the Emperor granted the mansion to the Xie Clan.
The luxurious mansion was famous in the capital due to its impressive build, which demonstrated the position of the Xie Clan in the capital.
"Miss, we have reached the mansion!" Qian Bi whispered in Xie Ru Zhuo's ears.
Hearing Qian Qi's voice, she opened her eyes, stretched out her snow-white arms, and gently pushed the carriage window.
Qian Bi was frightened by Xie Ru Zhuo's bold move, "Miss, you should close the window. It's not good to let others see you."
"Shut up!" Xie Ru Zhuo said in a cold voice.
Qian Bi felt helpless after she was reprimanded by Xie Ru Zhuo, she immediately peeked outside with a worried look. She let out a sigh of relief after checking no one was around them.
Xie Ru Zhuo ignored her maid. She stared at the two characters of “Xie Clan” on a plaque hanging on top of the mansion gate written by the Emperor Gaozu. She looked at it for a long time, and her emotions were a little complicated.
Qian Bi was about to close the window, when Xie Ru Zhuo withdrew her hand and said in a faint voice, "Go in!"
Qian Bi immediately breathed a sigh of relief, she immediately closed it and signaled to the servant to continue driving the carriage.
The carriage slowly entered Xie's Mansion and stopped under a tree.
Xie Ru Zhuo hadn't gotten out of the carriage when she heard an anxious voice from outside, "Is it Fourth Miss?"
"Yes, Madam!" The driver got out of the carriage and stood aside respectfully.
Xie Ru Zhuo opened her eyes, the person outside was her father's concubine- Madam Qiao.
Xie Ru Zhuo asked Qian Bi to help her get out of the carriage. When the carriage door was pushed open, she saw Madam Qiao standing there tearfully, she looked at Xie Ru Zhuo worriedly. She then breathed a sigh of relief, "It's okay as long as you come back !"
Xie Ru Zhuo analyzed Madam Qiao's face, realizing her concern was not phony. Xie Ru Zhuo smiles weakly: "This daughter has caused mother to worry!"
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