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The young lady, Cang Xi has many manual labor duties. She sweeps in the mornings, does laundry in the afternoons and at each meal helps in the kitchen.
The second young master has much to do as the prodigious son of a powerful official.
In the mornings he wakes early to take a look at his beloved and recharge his energy for the rest of the day. By mid-morning he is off to learn his lessons, by afternoon he is helping his father with official duties, and at night he takes care of some businesses passed to him by his father, so he may earn experience and money.
So, only in the mornings can he really see his beloved.
This day though, is different.
The young master has caught a cold and has been dismissed early by his father to return and rest.
So immediately the young master seeks out the servant girl.
Cang Xi is taking a little break and chatting with a nice guard about his little children. She has always been soft spoken, so the guard gets very close to hear her well.
"How was your daughters second birthday? Did your son start school yet? Is your lady wife still taking care of her sick mother?" Were among the questions she asked.
Normally male and female would interact as little as possible, but for a servant like her and for a guard like him, having harmless conversations relieved the constant boredom of being servants without much talent or rank.
Unfortunately for Cang Xi, she was far too soft spoken. The young master could not hear her words at all. Though he could not hear, he could see, and all he saw from his hiding spot was the guard leaning in closely to stand beside the soft body of the lady he dearly loved.
A fury developed in his heart, but he did not act on it. He restrained himself thinking that he should not over react. He might scare her if he did.
But when Cang Xi moved her little feet and fell forward, what he saw was different from reality. She was in fact a clumsy lady and tripping on air happened frequently, but his misread the situation thinking she threw herself into the guard's arms.
He was foolish as His mind distorted the facts. He was foolish as he finally left his silent corner and ran out to hold her hand and pull her away.
The dumbfounded guard could only watch and scratch his head while Pretending to see nothing.
A master dragging a little female servant away, what could he as a simple guard do.