Yang Cui also followed her brother and sister-in-law to see the dragon boat race. Who knew that when she turned around, she spotted Qiao Tian Chang protecting Ning Meng Yao lest she accidentally got pushed by others into the lake.
That careful look disgusted Yang Cui. How could Qiao Tian Chang treat that vixen so well?
She secretly glanced around to make sure that her brother and sister-in-law weren’t paying attention to her, then she approached Ning Meng Yao.
When she got near her, she pretended to be accidentally pushed by someone and slammed into Ning Meng Yao.
Originally, Qiao Tian Chang was protecting Ning Meng Yao so that she wouldn’t be pushed by others behind her, but he didn’t expect someone to slam into Ning Meng Yao from the side.
Ning Meng Yao wasn’t paying attention to her surroundings and was pushed into the lake. However, Yang Cui managed to grab Qiao Tian Chang’s clothes when she was about to fall.
The splash sound stunned the nearby crowd. Some people quickly jumped into the lake to save Ning Meng Yao.
Yang Cui originally wanted to hold back Qiao Tian Chang so he couldn’t save Ning Meng Yao, but he threw her aside and warned her: “If anything happens to Yao Yao, you’re dead.”
His murderous look numbed Yang Cui.
Yang Shu and Madame Sun also saw what happened. Seeing Yang Cui’s expression, they knew that she was the one who pushed Ning Meng Yao.
Qiao Tian Chang instantly jumped into the lake and carried Ning Meng Yao in his arms. Although the weather was warmer now, the water was still cold.
“Yao Yao, are you alright?” Qiao Tian Chang held her up and asked anxiously.
“I’m fine, only that my foot is cramped.” She actually knew how to swim but the cramp prevented her from saving herself.
Qiao Tian Chang took her ashore. Upon seeing her soaked clothes that were faintly exposing her body, his eyes shows a hint of unhappiness. He took off his equally wet outer shirt and put it over Ning Meng Yao.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t do it on purpose.” Yang Cui saw that Qiao Tian Chang was hugging Ning Meng Yao and was about to leave, so she quickly grabbed on to Ning Meng Yao’s clothes. The purpose of her action was very obvious.
Qiao Tian Chang became gloomy. He immediately kicked Yang Cui away: “Go away.”
Qiao Tian Chang’s tone was unpleasant, but the onlookers could understand him and moved away.
The crowd stared questionably at Yang Cui. All of them had seen the situation just now. She had squeezed through the crowd from other places, and when she came over, Ning Meng Yao fell into the lake. And when Ning Meng Yao was leaving, she purposely went over and grabbed her clothes. It was obvious that this girl’s actions were ill-intended.
“How could a young lady do such ill actions?”
“Exactly, what did the young couple ever do to you? They were just watching the race, and you actually pushed them into the lake.”
“No, it wasn’t me.” Yang Cui quickly shook her head and explained.
The people looked at Yang Cui, disdainful: “Not you? If it’s not you, then why did you try so hard to squeeze yourself here? The lady fell into the lake the moment you came here.”
“Exactly, you almost push me down too just now.”
The folks around spoke intensely. Yang Cui’s face reddened, even Yang Shu and Madame Sun felt shameful.
Qiao Tian Chang held Ning Meng Yao as they squeezed through the crowd and went to the yard of the county.
Qing Xue and the rest were already there. They left earlier because it was too crowded. They saw that Ning Meng Yao and Qiao Tian Chang were both soaked, and that Ning Meng Yao was still in Qiao Tian Chang’s arms.
“Miss, young master, what happened?” Qing Xue asked worriedly.
“Someone pushed her into the lake. Qing Shuang, have a look at Yao Yao, she said her foot cramped. Qing Xue, you and Qing Zhu go boil some hot water and prepare the bath for Yao Yao. Qing Xuan, help us buy two clothes.” In a short while, Qiao Tian Chang had assigned tasks for everyone.
Besides Qing Shuang, the other three left to do their tasks. Qiao Tian Chang took Ning Meng Yao into the room and put her on a chair: “Take off your clothes first and change into your new clothes after your bath. “
“Yes, I understand.”
After Qiao Tian Chang left, Ning Meng Yao took off her soaked clothes with Qing Shuang’s help. After putting on her coat, she let Qing Shuang examine her.