Chapter 229: The bribed imperial butler
Translator: eunimon_ Editor: Caron_
Ye Wanwan looked at Xu Yi with glistening eyes-- it's almost time to form an alliance...
Under Xu Yi's terrified gaze, Ye Wanwan spoke frankly, "Housekeeper Xu, I don't want to hide this from you anymore. Everything I'm doing right now is definitely to preserve my life, but I'm not just concerned about my life--I'm also trying to help you.
I know Si Ye Han entrusted you with all matters concerning me, and if anything happened to me, the first person he'd blame would be you. So, why don't we work together?"
Xu Yi looked at this girl who had seemingly undergone a transformation and his expression changed slightly, "Work together? What do you mean?"
Ye Wanwan narrowed her eyes, "I don't want to make the same mistakes I made before in Jin garden. Regarding someone as unpredictable and violent as Si Ye Han, you've been by his side for many years and you know his limits best. If you drop some hints during critical moments to prevent me from provoking him, I think this would be beneficial for the both of us. What do you think?
Ye Wanwan's idea seemed alright but it scared Xu Yi at the same time.
Isn't this being a traitor!?
This Ye Wanwan is too bold!
Ye Wanwan looked at Xu Yi, easily reading his mind. She murmured casually, "Don't look like that. Firstly, I'm not asking you to reveal any top secrets and secondly, I'm not asking you to do anything that would harm your master. Even if Si Ye Han found out, it wouldn't impact you in any way..."
Ye Wanwan then paused to gather her thoughts then continued speaking, gazing off into the distance, "Furthermore, I might become the matriarch of the Si family in future, meaning I'll become your future master. Up until now, I'm the only woman Si Ye Han has brought to meet the old madam. If you ever provoke Si Ye Han by accident or get yourself in trouble, I'll be able to blow the pillow  to put in some good words for you, allowing you to keep your place and live a worry-free life. Even if I fall out with Si Ye Han one day, I'll make sure not to cause any trouble during your shift..."
Upon hearing what Ye Wanwan said, Xu Yi was stunned once again.
Not just stunned--he was totally flabbergasted.
This woman really knows how to stir up one's emotions with her lies--there was a split second there when I was really moved!
It's just... why do I have the strange feeling that I'm like an imperial butler being bribed by the Emperor's favourite concubine...
"Housekeeper Xu, do think about it, alright?" Ye Wanwan then got out of the car.
If it was Liu Ying, she wouldn't have considered making a proposal like this to him.
But Xu Yi was different; Xu Yi was tactful and smooth in managing social relations and he was also Si Ye Han's right-hand man. If she could get Xu Yi's assistance, her days would go a lot easier.
Xu Yi sat in the driver's seat in a daze, watching as Ye Wanwan walked away and pondered...
After she departed, Ye Wanwan found her way to her uncle's mansion, relying on her memory.
She stood at the entrance for a long time and decided to sneak in quietly from the back door of the little garden.
She didn't want to shock them with her sudden appearance, so she decided she would only observe them from afar to see how they were doing.
But the moment she entered, she suddenly spotted the familiar figure of her mother.
Ye Wanwan rushed to hide behind the trees instinctively and carefully peered in the direction of her mother through the gaps.
All she saw was her mom's face, once youthful and radiant, now aged many years. She was so skinny that it looked like a gust of wind could blow her away. At the moment, she was carrying a large basket of clothes and hanging them outside to dry.
Ye Wanwan knew from a single glance that those weren't just her parents' clothes. The pink item was obviously Liang Shi Han's dress, and that royal blue suit and long bright red skirt probably belonged to her uncle and auntie...
: Blowing the pillow refers to the wife talking to her husband at night while they're lying in bed before they sleep. Usually instigating the husband to do something or give her comments about a person.