Chapter 167 - Old Thing, Acting
After waiting for a while, a woman opened the door while cursing.
“Who is it, calling out so early in the morning? I’m coming, I’m coming. Are you summoning a soul? Why are you knocking so urgently?!”
Ye Siming frowned when he heard this. He suddenly raised his leg and kicked the door open.
He almost knocked down the woman who had rushed over to open the door.
The woman was shocked. She came back to her senses and immediately scolded angrily, “Are you a bandit? You kicked someone’s door in broad daylight. I’m going to report this to the officials!”
Ye Siming looked at her with impatience and coldness in his eyes. “We knocked for a long time, but you didn’t come to open the door. It’s already considered good that I only kicked the door and didn’t hit you.”
“You!” The woman was so angry that she choked.
Where did such an unreasonable child come from?!
She was so angry.
Gu Nuo’er tugged at Ye Siming’s clothes with her small hand. She looked up at the mean-looking woman in front of her who was wrapped in a headscarf.
Gu Nuo’er asked, “Auntie, is this Nanny Hu’s house?”
The woman was rolling her eyes and glaring at Ye Siming. When she heard Nanny Hu’s name being mentioned, her expression became suspicious.
She sized up Gu Nuo’er. “Are you guys from the palace?”
Before Gu Nuo’er could answer, she quickly said, “Nanny Hu is my mother-in-law, but she has nothing to do with our family.
“If she had caused trouble in the palace, you guys should just quickly arrest her and take her away. Otherwise, this old thing is just another person to feed!
“Let me tell you, if she steals or does anything in the palace, our family won’t be able to care. We’ll leave her to you. If you want to kill or beat her, it’s up to you!”
Gu Nuo’er puffed up her small face, looking a little unhappy.
“Why are you talking like this? Why do you expect her to cause trouble in the palace? Can’t we just be here to visit her?”
When the woman heard this, she laughed disdainfully. “Visit her? Stop joking. She has worked in the palace for her entire life, but in the end, when she left the palace, she didn’t bring much money to the family.
“What can an old thing like her do in the palace? She must have just been sweeping floors in the palace! She’s useless her entire life! Now that she’s old, I still have to take care of her.”
Gu Nuo’er clenched her fists angrily and held back her anger, trying not to act up.
She walked straight in. “I’m here to visit Nanny Hu!”
There were chickens and geese in the courtyard and an abandoned cowshed at the side.
The cowshed was now covered by curtains at this moment, so Gu Nuo’er did not notice anything different about it.
However, when Ye Siming passed by it, he suddenly sniffed.
He frowned and pulled Gu Nuo’er back. “There’s someone in the cowshed.”
Gu Nuo’er was shocked and quickly ran over to lift the curtain.
There was a simple bed and a small table in the sloppy cowshed.
Nanny Hu was lying on the bed. Her white hair accentuated how weak she currently was.
Gu Nuo’er ran forward and held her hand. Only then did she realize that Nanny Hu was so cold that she was trembling!
Nanny Hu only covered herself with a tattered cotton blanket. The curtains outside the cowshed were useless!
Gu Nuo’er was furious. She turned around and glared at the woman behind her with her watery eyes. “Why did you let Nanny Hu sleep here?!”
The woman looked fearless. She shrugged. “The house is too small. I just gave birth to a son for their family.
“My son and I have to live in the house, so where is there space for her to sleep there? Besides, the New Year is over now and spring is coming soon. It’s not cold at all.
“This old thing is just pretending. Usually, when you guys aren’t here, she wouldn’t be trembling so badly.”