Chapter 215: Recommending Himself as a Son-in-law 2
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
County Magistrate Wang looked at Liu Zijin, his eyes fixed on him, not missing a moment.
A person’s words would lie, their actions would lie, and even their emotions would lie. However, only their eyes would always reveal more or less some uncontrollable emotions.
After all that Liu Zijin had said, his eyes were firm and unwavering.
County Magistrate Wang was already somewhat convinced.
After a while, he looked away and said, “I can’t help but be moved by everything you’ve said. How about this? You stay here for now and wait for the rankings to be released.”
“You’re right. Humans are not heartless. In the next few days, you can meet my daughter and get to know her. If you still haven’t changed your mind after the rankings are released, then marry my daughter on July 7th. I’ll do my best to help you with the imperial examination.”
County Magistrate Wang had already made a decision. Liu Zijin was good-looking and smart. His child would not be bad in the future. It was a good choice both emotionally and logically.
If he wanted a son-in-law, he didn’t want just anyone.
Many people wanted this and that just because they had some education. It was as if becoming a live-in son-in-law was the glory to the Wang family. They already looked down on others now, let alone after they really became rich.
Liu Zijin was ambitious and thoughtful, but fortunately, he was honest enough. At least, he was sincere now.
The Wang family might not be able to keep a wild horse like Liu Zijin, but it was enough as long as his daughter gave birth to a son and a daughter in the next few years.
In the future, when Liu Zijin became accomplished, at most, they would get a divorce and he would marry someone else.
Magistrate Wang pondered for a while and finally made a decision.
Liu Zijin nodded respectfully and stayed in the residence.
After getting the servants to settle Liu Zijin down.
Magistrate Wang went to see his daughter, Wang Huilan.
Wang Huilan bowed respectfully. “Father.”
County Magistrate Wang looked at Wang Huilan gently and said, “Huilan, I found you a good man.”
Wang Huilan looked bitter. “Father…”
County Magistrate Wang took Wang Huilan’s chubby hand and patted it gently. “My dear daughter, believe me. I won’t harm you. As a woman, you have to get married no matter what. No matter what, you have to give birth to a son or daughter. Otherwise, when I pass away in the future, who will support you when you grow old?”
“You will meet tomorrow. We will treat each other sincerely. After you get married, you will give birth to a son and a daughter. In the future, we will have a successor in the family. You will have someone to rely on in your old age. Father will be relieved.”
County Magistrate Wang looked at Wang Huilan gently, his gaze filled with love and a trace of guilt.
“Don’t worry, Father. I know what to do.”
Wang Huilan had a gentle personality. Perhaps it was because she had experienced too many strange looks, but she also had a determined heart and liked to read and write.
She yearned for a relationship, but she also knew that all men in the world cared about looks. She would always be despised because she didn’t have the looks.
The most important thing in life was to rely on yourself.
Magistrate Wang looked a little distressed and sighed. “My daughter has worked hard.”
Because he had only one daughter, all the expectations and responsibilities were placed on her. She should have been at the age of first awakening, but she seemed to have seen through the mortal world.
Wang Huilan smiled faintly and shook her head. “Father, it’s not hard on me.”
As the only daughter of the family, she was actually the son of the family.
No matter how beautiful or ugly she was born, it was her responsibility to find a husband.
It was good that the candidate had passed Father’s test. She would do what she had to do.
“Rest well. It’s getting late. I’ll get going.”
County Magistrate Wang patted Wang Huilan’s hand and instructed her before leaving.
Wang Huilan nodded.
It’s getting late, and Wang Huilan needs to rest.
The servant girl helped her to sleep and smiled sweetly at Wang Huilan. “Miss, I’m in the outer room. There’s porridge on the stove. If you’re hungry in the middle of the night, call me.”
Wang Huilan nodded.
She was plump and easily hungry. She tried to eat as little as possible each time, but she was still very hungry. Once she was hungry, her stomach felt like it was crawling with insects. It was unbearable.
She was not a beauty, just an ordinary woman, so she was even uglier when she was thick and plump.
In the middle of the night, Wang Huilan woke up and ate two bowls of porridge. She washed up before falling asleep again.
That way, she wouldn’t feel uncomfortable when she woke up the next morning.
She woke up in the morning to wash up. Thinking that she would see Liu Zijin today, Wang Huilan asked the servant girl to dress her up.
She only went to see Liu Zijin after breakfast.
The courtyard where Liu Zijin lived was very simple and elegant. He was thin and strong, but he was also very simple and elegant. As soon as Wang Huilan saw him, she felt shy.
“Hello, I’m Wang Huilan.”
Wang Huilan lowered her eyes and said nervously.
Liu Zijin was good-looking and knowledgeable. Marrying him would be a waste.
Actually, Wang Huilan did not mind who she married. She was looking for a husband, and her child would take her surname.
But the county magistrate wanted a scholar, because scholars were always smarter.
“Hello, I’m Liu Zijin. From now on, you call me Zijin. I’ll call you Huilan.”
Liu Zijin was already mentally prepared, so he was not surprised to see Wang Huilan. He was calm.
The servant girl had tactfully retreated.
As Wang Huilan’s maidservant, she was not a brainless person. A maidservant was even more beautiful than her lady, so she shouldn’t be standing right beside her.
In the Wang residence, the servants were well disciplined.
Liu Zijin knew what to do.
His expression was gentle as he naturally took Wang Huilan’s hand and walked into the house. As he walked, he asked, “What do you usually like to do?”
Wang Huilan replied softly, “I like to read and write.”
“What about painting?”
Liu Zijin asked.
“I don’t draw well. I don’t want to learn.”
Wang Huilan replied calmly. Liu Zijin was approachable and she had a good impression of him. She didn’t dislike him that much.
Thinking of painting, Wang Huilan frowned slightly. She didn’t like painting because the teacher who used to teach her painting had laughed at her.
But she wouldn’t tell Liu Zijin these things.
The two of them went to the study. After Liu Zijin pressed down the rice paper, he said, “I’ll teach you how to draw. I only know some simple things. Simple things are easy to learn.”
Wang Huilan wanted to refuse, but she held back. She knew that this was an opportunity for the two of them to spend time together.
Perhaps Liu Zijin would become her husband in a few days. In order to avoid embarrassment when they consummated their marriage, it was good to get to know each other now.
Liu Zijin was knowledgeable and wrote well. His painting skills were not as good as everyone else’s, but his foundation was not bad either. It was enough to teach Wang Huilan.
Writing, drawing, and reading were all very relaxing ways to get along.
Liu Zijin only treated Wang Huilan as an ordinary person, which made Wang Huilan feel very comfortable.
The servant girl also reported the developments to the county magistrate.
County Magistrate Wang was also happy when he heard this, so when the rankings were released on the 4th of July and the servants told him that Liu Zijin was ranked second, he asked the servants to look for Liu Zijin.
Liu Zijin put down his pen and said gently to Wang Huilan, “I’ll go over first. You continue without me.”