Ye Chen smiled awkwardly, for a moment he didn’t know how to answer, he could only digress and said, “Old sir, you don’t have to call yourself an old slave in front of me, the junior really can’t afford to do so ……”
Old Zhang said without thinking, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
He said, he suddenly said with emotion, “Mr. Ye, old slave, to speak from the heart, old slave has been with the lady for nearly ninety years, you are the only friend of the lady in all these years …… old slave heart is really happy, also sincerely hope that you and the lady can… …”
Lin Wan’er noticed that his words were not right, and quickly coughed twice and said, “Old Zhang what are you talking about?”
Old Zhang said in a panic, “Miss, old slave was a bit incoherent for a moment when he saw your grace ……”
After saying that, he then hurriedly said to Ye Chen: “Mr. Ye, old slave is hoping that you can come over from time to time to keep Miss company, she has been alone for so many years without a friend that she can make friends with, she is indeed very lonely ……”
Lin Wan’er was ashamed and bashful at this time, she quickly said, “Alright old Zhang, go and order old Qiu to arrange for all the servants to stay in their rooms and not to come out, in addition you go and prepare a car, I need to take Mr. Ye on a trip later.”
Old Zhang said without a second thought, “Old slave obeys!”
After saying that, he once again bowed to Ye Chen and said respectfully, “Mr. Ye, old slave, I will leave now!”
Ye Chen nodded, “Take care, old sir.”
After Old Zhang left, Ye Chen asked Lin Wan’er, “Miss Lin, Old Zhang’s name, did you give him that name?”
“Yes.” Lin Wan’er said with a smile, “My slave named him De Cai, which means both virtue and talent, not getting wealth.”
Ye Chen smiled faintly and asked her again, “Then where did Old Zhang’s surname come from?”
Lin Wan’er said with a smile, “My lord, most of the children adopted by my slave are nameless and abandoned babies, so my slave cannot verify their original surnames, but I don’t want to give them the surname Lin, so as not to cause any trouble, so I write the surnames of the hundred families on paper and crumple them up into little paper balls, and then let them catch them by themselves, and whichever surname they catch is their surname; ”
Ye Chen asked awkwardly, “So random?”
Lin Wan’er asked curiously in return, “What else? If slave were to name them herself, in case they don’t like it when they grow up, wouldn’t they blame slave? So just like catching the week, let them catch their own surnames, it would be quite fair and reasonable, not only can they choose their own surnames, but the slave can also play a little game along with them, the best of both worlds.”
Ye Chen nodded, although he didn’t say anything on his lips, he felt in his heart that although Lin Wan’er had lived for almost four hundred years, she still seemed to have a strong girlish heart, perhaps it was true as she herself said, that she had always had a girlish mind, as well as a girlish way of living, for these hundreds of years.
At this moment, the aged old Zhang trotted all the way down the stone stairs.
His body, in fact, was no longer quite capable of supporting such exercise, but he was extraordinarily excited, and so his feet felt lighter.
Just as he reached the main hall of the next floor of the courtyard, Qiu Yingshan, who was having tea with Sun Zhidong, asked curiously, “Old Zhang, why are you running so fast? At such an old age, you are not afraid of lying here without taking a breath ……”
Old Zhang looked at the two of them with a smile, and while gasping for air, he said in a trembling voice that could not hide his excitement: “Happy …… happy thing …… big happy thing!”
Sun Zhidong put down his cup of tea and said with a smile, “What’s the happy thing, old Zhang? You’re getting married?”
Old Zhang glanced at him and scolded with a smile, “You really can’t spit ivory out of a dog’s mouth!”
With that, Old Zhang came to the tea table in front of them and sat down slowly, saying to them with a serious face, “I feel that the lady has moved her heart!”