Chapter 131 The disaster within the tragedy!
“Mm, it hurts.” Xia Yuqing groaned, then heard an exclamation louder than her.
“Oh, sir, are you okay? Do you not have eyes when you walk, how can you just run into people casually like that?!” A slightly shrill voice spread into her eardrums, making all of them frown.
“!” It turned out that what she hit was not a telephone pole, but a person!
Xia Yuqing took two steps back, clutching her aching neck. She tried to see the face of the person she had hit, but when she looked up, she was taken into a familiar embrace.
“Injured?” Feng Tingye asked in a low voice, his face was a little ugly. He reached out to touch Xia Yuqing’s hand that was on her nose, but was avoided.
“It’s okay.” Xia Yuqing rubbed her sore nose. Ooh, now her eyes must be red like a rabbit, she can’t see people.
Xia Yuqing remembered to cover her nose, but forgot to block her red eyes that appeared from too much pain. As a result, her red eyes became more and more like a little rabbit.
Feng Tingye looked at her and his eyes sank slightly. When he wanted to speak, he heard a strong magnetic voice.
Several people followed the sound, it was the person Xia Yuqing ran into just now.
It was a man of extraordinary temperament. They couldn’t tell his true age from his face alone. Only the black and white hair on his head revealed some of the secrets about his age. The man’s face was handsome. He was born with a pair of very amorous eyes, with sharp sword eyebrows. However, it didn’t make people feel the slightest femininity. Instead, it revealed a unique charm of this mature man.
“Don’t be rude, withdraw.” The man’s low voice contained the unique vicissitudes of the years. It was indifferent but hid a trace of power that was undeniable.
“Yes, sir.” As soon as the man spoke, the little old man dressed as a housekeeper who had just cursed at Xia Yuqing suddenly became frightened. He returned back behind the man and stopped talking.
Seeing this, Feng Tingye narrowed his eyes slightly. His gaze at the man was a little more inquisitive.
“Our family’s servant is ignorant and surprised this Gong Zi, I ask this Gong Zi to forgive him.” The man looked back at Feng Tingye and said with a slight smile.
Before Feng Tingye had time to speak, Xia Yuqing forced her head out of his arms and apologized: “This… old man, don’t say that. I didn’t pay attention just now. I ran into this old man, please forgive me.”
At first, Xia Yuqing was holding her nose, so the man didn’t see her face clearly. When Xia Yuqing poked her head out of Feng Tingye’s arms, he was able to clearly see her face.
The moment he saw Xia Yuqing’s face, the man’s eyes tightened. The humble but somewhat alienated smile on his face immediately froze on his face: “You…”
“…” The old man’s face didn’t seem right! Is it possible that an acquaintance who has met her before recognizes herself? !
Xia Yuqing couldn’t help shrinking her neck under the gaze of the man, and drilled into Feng Tingye’s arms.
Feng Tingye naturally also noticed the man’s abnormality. He smoothly used his arms to block the man’s eyes on Xia Yuqing.
At this time, the man also noticed his own gaffe. He renewed his initial smile and said: “Gong Zi is too modest.”
“If this Master is okay, we still have important things to do, so let’s say goodbye.” Feng Tingye smiled lightly. He nodded at the man, took Xia Yuqing, and quickly left Shangshu Mansion.
The man stared at the back of the three leaving. His eyes were somewhat intrigued and thoughtful.
“Master, why does the little Gong Zi who ran into you just now look a bit like…”
The man looked back at the housekeeper and smiled lightly: “Just a bit?”
The old man was startled as if he understood something. He was surprised. He took in a cold breath of air: “Is it really… but if it is… how could they appear here? Then the man who protected her just now wouldn’t he be…”
The man did not speak, his eyes were still fixated on the three of them leaving. His face was like deep water, he didn’t speak for a long time.
The old man glanced around and thoughtfully reminded: “Master, do you still want to go in to find Master Shangshu?”
The man woke up from his dream: “Of course, but…some things, I have changed my mind on.”
The old man was startled. Looking at the man’s profile, he didn’t dare to speculate about this man’s thoughts. He only respectfully followed the man into the Shangshu Mansion.
Xia Yuqing returned to Xia Mingyuan’s mansion and couldn’t wait to tell Liu Yixiang about the suspicion that she resolved. Now, Liu Yixiang and the others can finally let out a breath of relief.
“Fortunately, that official is not a fool who can’t tell right from wrong, otherwise…Oh…” Liu Yixiang exclaimed suddenly, making Xia Yuqing jump in shock.
“What’s the matter?”
“It’s okay, it’s just that my stomach suddenly hurt a bit.”
Xia Yuqing was even more flustered when she heard this: “Why does your stomach hurt? Could it be the child? You wait here, I will let Cui Er go and call the doctor.”
Xia Yuqing turned to leave, and was pulled by Liu Yixiang: “Qing Jiejie, it’s okay… the child seems to just have moved.”
“Moved?” Xia Yuqing stepped forward. Suddenly, as if she understood something, her mouth opened in surprise.”Oh, oh, did the child move?”
“What? Did the child move?” As soon as Xia Mingyuan came back, he heard Xia Yuqing’s exclamation. His face changed slightly. He rushed in quickly, then he stared at Liu Yixiang for a while, as if to confirm whether she was safe and sound.
Accidentally, Xia Yuqing was knocked aside by him, and fell into Feng Tingye’s arms. Her poor nose suffered a second injury.
“….” Seeing Xia Yuqing with a big red nose in his arms tearing up, he couldn’t help thinking it looked funny.
After smiling, under Xia Yuqing’s accusing gaze, he slowly stretched out his slender index finger to the tip of Xia Yuqing’s nose and pressed it.
“…” The few people in the room were all stunned when they saw this.
After a long while, Liu Yixiang seemed to have finally recovered her voice. She swallowed hard and asked: “Cousin, what are you doing?”
Feng Tingye calmly retracted his hand: “Nothing, I just wanted to see what Ai Fei’s nose looks like when it is pressed.”
“It looks like a pig nose.”
It looks like a pig nose … It looks like a pig nose … It looks like a pig nose… …
Xia Yuqing suddenly felt the world was spinning, her outlook on life and values had been hit at this moment. In the eyes of the Ultra Seme Lord, she was a pig? Although she was not dissatisfied with the life of these creatures that ate and slept continuously, how could she resemble a creature that sleeps all day long, nourishing fat and will be eaten when they are big enough!?
A picture suddenly appeared in Xia Yuqing’s mind. A little fat pig with her own face and a pink bow on its head was flying around, making deep cries from time to time. Behind it, a butcher with Feng Tingye’s face sharpened his knife and quickly caught up to the little fat pig, overwhelming it…
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh…. After the fright, Xia Yuqing pushed Feng Tingye away. She threw herself directly into Liu Yixiang’s arms, crying: “Xiang Er, they all bullied me.”
“Ahem, Qing Jiejie, I think Royal Cousin is correct. It does indeed resemble a pig a little bit”
“…” Xia Yuqing was petrified in place. Then she silently squatted and drew circles in a corner. She was still whispering in her mouth, “Xiang Er, you traitor. Each and everyone of you calling me fat, can’t I eat a little bit more? Does that mean I’m a pig!? Not long ago, he clearly said that I’m not fat, but now he turned 180 degrees and is saying something else. Liar, scum, hypocrite…”
“Cough cough, stop playing, I’m fine.” Liu Yixiang slapped Xia Mingyuan’s dog paws that were constantly extending towards her, and gave him a glance, “It’s just the child moved a bit and kicked me. It hurt only for a little bit. Qing Jiejie thought something was wrong and made a fuss.”
“What?” Xia Mingyuan stared at Liu Yixiang’s stomach in disbelief. He stretched out his paws to touch it, but Liu Yixiang swiftly slapped him away: “What is there to touch? If he moves again, you will move to the study room tonight.”
Xia Mingyuan silently retracted his paws. He internalized his speech in his heart, a man should be able to submit or stand tall. As long as the green hills survive they will not be afraid of firewood. As long as he is not punished to sleep in the study room, can’t he touch whatever he wanted to at night? Hehehe…I am so smart, the child born in the future will be as smart as myself!
“…” Feng Tingye silently watched Xia Mingyuan staring at Liu Yixiang with a fool’s smirk. He resolutely refused to admit that he had done the same thing as this person. Sure enough, the excessive joy of a person can easily pull a person’s IQ down. They cannot escape.
“Oh, yes, there’s one more thing.” Liu Yixiang glared at Xia Mingyuan, as if thinking of something. “Someone just passed the news that An Wang’s funeral will be tomorrow. What are your plans?”
“We are still siblings. If this prince doesn’t go, this prince will inevitably be criticized. Tomorrow, this prince will take a few people to go there and give condolences.”
“Eldest Royal Brother is going to An Wang’s funeral? Do you want me to bring a bunch of flowers along, as a way of mourning? After all…I did cause all the injuries on his body.” Although Xia Mingqi did not die from her own hands,… Xia Yuqing couldn’t help but feel a little guilty when she remembered the scene when she beat Xia Mingqi up.
Now that this person was dead, even if it was not because of the injuries on his body, just because of their nominal relationship, if she doesn’t send some condolence, she will inevitably feel bad.
Xia Mingyuan nodded. Just a bunch of flowers should be fine. However, Xia Mingyuan did not expect that it was this bunch of flowers that would cause a lot of trouble for them.
“By the way, what are your plans now?” Liu Yixiang glanced at Xia Yuqing and asked, “Are you planning to leave?”
Xia Yuqing looked at Feng Tingye, Feng Tingye looked at Xia Mingyuan.
Xia Mingyuan then remembered what he wanted to say when he came back just now: “Su Yan mentioned that the facts of the case are not clear right now. Although the suspicion has been removed temporarily, Fifth Royal Brother had been in contact with you guys before his death. It might be helpful to the case if you stay. Therefore, he hopes that you guys can stay in the capital for the time being, and leave after the case has some clues. Furthermore, due to Fifth Royal Brother’s situation, I don’t know how many people are watching this prince’s mansion. If you are to go now, it would be even more conspicuous. Why don’t you just stay in this mansion to avoid the rumours and leave when everything is a bit better.”
Xia Mingyuan paused when he said that. He looked up at Feng Tingye: “Moreover, this prince still has something to discuss with the emperor.”
Feng Tingye narrowed his eyes, already vaguely guessing what was happening in his heart. He nodded his head to agree to Xia Mingyuan’s proposal.
The things Xia Mingyuan and Feng Tingye were about to talk about were obviously not suitable for public ears, so after settling down Xia Yuqing and Liu Yixiang, the two went to the study to discuss in detail. They returned to their rooms late at night.
Early the next morning, Xia Yuqing awoke with two big eye bags. Last night, she had a nightmare of transforming into a pig and being chased by a butcher. Now when she thought about it, she had the urge to stab a villain…
Xia Yuqing didn’t need to leave for the time being and the happiest one about this was Liu Yixiang. However, not everyone was happy to receive the news. The old butler was the first one to bear the brunt.
At noon the next day, Xia Yuqing was prepared to turn her grief and anger into her appetite. When she slipped into the small kitchen to prepare the big meal, the old housekeeper appeared happy, but his heart was in tears thinking of the chicken, duck and fish that would enter Xia Yuqing’s belly again. If this continues, there will be a deficit again in the food in His Royal Highness’s mansion. At that time, not only will he not be paid, but he may not even have enough food to eat. All the servants will definitely go on strike!
Before the old butler could think of the future decline of the mansion, everyone heard an exclamation: “It’s not good, it’s not good, something has happened.”
“Pu…” Xia Yuqing was just drinking a bowl of thick soup, when she heard the exclamation. She almost choked on the thick soup that had just been swallowed.
Seeing this, Li Yuan and Cui Er hurriedly stepped forward to give her comfort. Xia Yuqing coughed a few times. She immediately turned to look at the shouting servant. She asked with excitement: “Something happened? Was An Wang’s body stolen?”
The servant stopped and said, “…replying to Gong Zi, no it was not.”
“Then… the Eldest Prince caused havoc at the funeral and was arrested?”
Xia Yuqing touched her chin and continued to guess: “Did An Wang Consort kill herself to be with An Wang at the funeral?”
Xia Yuqing thought for a while and suddenly realized: “I know.”
Everyone looked at Xia Yuqing expectantly. They saw her face flush with excitement as she shouted: “It was the Fourth Prince who died for love at the funeral to be with An Wang!”
Putong- A group of girl servants listening with ears erected behind Xia Yuqing, like dominoes, fell to the ground one by one.
This Gong Zi’s idea is really beyond the understanding of mortals! An Wang Consort is fine since she is the wife of An Wang. Her suicide would be reasonable. But why would the Fourth Prince die in the name of love? Even if the Fourth Prince and An Wang had a deep brotherly bond, it is not to the extent where it’s impossible to live without each other. Also can one use that term to die ‘for love’ for two brothers?
Cui Er and Li Yuan glanced sympathetically at the group of girl servants who were messed up by Xia Yuqing’s words. Sure enough, if one does not have a lightning rod strengthened heart, one would be burnt to a crisp by the electrical shocks. They were all used to it.
Xia Yuqing didn’t realize how shocked everyone was by her words. At this moment, she had already made up a beautiful love story that could shock the world, ahem, of course… It was a bl story.
“Oh my, I didn’t expect the Fourth Prince to look so polite and conservative usually, but had such an emotional personality. They actually… actually did such a thing at An Wang’s funeral. Ahh… that kind of you love me where they say they don’t love you, abandon you, and ignore you, but will realize their love after you die. This is a heart-battering plot, does it have to be so passionate!? The farthest distance in the world is not when I stand in front of you, but when you don’t know that I love you. It is only after you die that I realize I have always loved you. Now that yin and yang cannot stop us anymore, let us meet down at the yellow river and hold hands. Ahhh…… how passionate, how moving! Rest in peace. Next year, I will make sure to burn some paper money to you guys so you don’t have to worry about clothes and food. You can be a ghost couple and be happy.
Xia Yuqing drew a small handkerchief from Cui Er’s hand. She squeezed out a few drops of tears, and sobbed twice.
After a long while, a hand slowly stretched out from under the table. He pressed on the table to stand back up. The pale face was the little brother who rushed in just now.
“Hey, weren’t you standing just now? Why did you fall to the ground all of a sudden?”
The little brother almost fell down when he heard the words. He complained with tears in his heart. Gong Zi, he was clearly scared by your words!
The little brother settled his mind, then retorted with a trembling: “Gong… Gong Zi, you have misunderstood, it’s not like this!”
“G-” Xia Yuqing’s sobbing motion suddenly paused, stiffening for a while. Then she disdainfully made a Tch sound: “So, it turns out not to be like that. If that’s the case, why didn’t you say it earlier? You wasted so much of my expression.”
“…” I wanted to say it, but did you give me a chance to speak? The little brother was hit once again, leaving two lines of bitter tears.
“Neither this, nor that, so what happened?” Xia Yuqing asked as she grabbed a big white steamed bun next to her.
“Replying… to Gong Zi, didn’t our Highness go to the funeral of An Wang early this morning?”
“Yes, he should be back soon.” Xia Yuqing opened her mouth and took a bite of the white steamed buns, not caring much.
“Yes, just now, His Royal Highness has already returned, but just as soon as His Highness returned to the mansion, the people from An Wang’s Mansion came looking for trouble and they said…said…”
“Said what?” Eldest Royal Brother wouldn’t have damaged Fifth Royal Brother’s body and was being approached for compensation, right?
“They said that his Royal Highness despite being her brother-in-law and before An Wang’s skeleton had turned cold, openly took liberties with An Wang consort at the funeral. They said his bad behavior should be condemned and the world will not allow such unethical conduct.”
“!” Xia Yuqing’s eyes suddenly shrank. The white steamed bun that had just entered her mouth became a murder weapon, and got stuck in her throat.
“Gong Zi!” Cui Er and Li Yuan were taken aback. They hurriedly stepped forward, patted her back, and gave her some water. It took a long time for Xia Yuqing to recuperate.
Xia Yuqing let out a sigh of relief, but didn’t rest. She caught the little brother opposite to her and asked eagerly: “You said just now that it was because the prince had molested An Wang Consort? Those people from An Wang’s mansion came to the door?”
” …… that is correct. ”
“So…… so I had not heard it wrong. Aha ha ha ha, no I am going to die laughing. Eldest Royal Brother actually went so far as to take liberties with the extremely heavy miss and had someone come to his door to start a fight? Hahaha, no more, my stomach hurts!” Xia Yuqing got confirmation and her whole body was laughing and rolling on the chair. If it weren’t for Cui Er and Li Yuan supporting her on the side, she would have fallen onto the ground early on.
After hearing Xia Yuqing’s laughter, everyone else couldn’t help but laugh.
“What happened? How could the Eldest Prince molest An Wang Consort at An Wang’s funeral? Is there some misunderstanding?”
Regardless of whether there was any misunderstanding, Eldest Royal Brother is definitely out of luck this time! She didn’t even know whether after this time he could move back from the study room to the bedroom before the child was born, Xia Yuqing thought, gloating.
“This lowly servant doesn’t know what happened. Those who were looking for trouble are already in the front yard. His Royal Highness and the Prince Consort have all rushed there. This servant is just here to find the housekeeper to save the situation, Gong Zi, you…”
“How could I miss this kind of excitement? There is more strength in numbers, so I might be able to help out if I come along! Grandpa butler, I will go with you.”
“…” Gong Zi, are you sure you are going to help instead of making trouble?
When Xia Yuqing and the others rushed to the front yard, they saw the two sides facing each other with grim faces. To the left were the people from the mansion headed by Xia Mingyuan and Feng Tingye who had come a step earlier. On the other hand, there were a group of people from An Wang’s Mansion who were still wearing white clothes tied with white satin, and…Fourth Prince, Xia Mingxuan.
“Eldest Royal Brother, as the saying goes, one’s sister-in-law should be treated like one’s mother. I have always respected you like an elder, but I didn’t expect… I didn’t expect you to during the time when my husband’s body isn’t even cold, to let your passion control yourself, and to treat me….to me…” An Wang Consort who was the daughter of Xiangfu at the time, blushed, hesitating to speak.
“…” Xia Yuqing looked at An Wang Consort’s red face. Girl, is your face red because you are angry or shy? Why does it look more like you are shy?!
“Beast!” Liu Yixiang’s face sank and she pinched Xia Mingyuan’s waist.
Xia Mingyuan’s face visibly distorted for a moment, but he ignored the pain on his body, and bowed his knees: “Shrew, I was wronged! I really have nothing to do with her! You have to believe me!”
Liu Yixiang dismissed his tearful explanation and stopped paying attention to him.
Xia Mingyuan’s expression was ugly. He turned to look at An Wang Consort and said, “Fifth Royal Consort, I am afraid that there is a misunderstanding about this matter. This prince just went to An Wang’s Mansion to express condolences to Fifth Royal Brother, nothing else, so how can I take liberties with anyone there?”
An Wang Consort became stiff, her face looked hurt. She twisted the handkerchief in her hands and sobbed twice. She complained: “Misunderstanding? What is the misunderstanding? Is it possible that you think this consort is blaming Imperial Brother? Eldest Royal Brother indeed did not speak anything inappropriate to this consort, but Eldest Royal Brother has expressed his intent with his actions. This consort…this consort…”
“!” F*ck, behavioral molesting is even more serious than verbal molesting. I didn’t expect that Eldest Royal Brother when hungry would not be picky about what he eats. Ugh… to actually be able to even touch this kind of goods, his taste is too strong!
It’s not just Xia Yuqing’s thinking, but everyone in this mansion was basically thinking the same thing. In an instant, everyone’s gaze on Xia Mingyuan turned to condemnation. It also brought a some inexplicable thoughts.
Xia Mingyuan’s face was innocent and even though he had a mouth, he really couldn’t clear this misunderstanding. He really didn’t understand how a good event became like this…
“Shrew, listen to my explanation. I really…” Under the condemned eyes of everyone, the first thing Xia Mingyuan thought of was Liu Yixiang. But he didn’t know that before he could explain, Liu Yixiang had stepped on his foot. The pain made him almost scream.
“Hmph, I have nothing to say to you.” Liu Yixiang turned her head and stood beside Feng Tingye. She didn’t want to look at him again.
Xia Mingyuan’s face turned blue to white, then white to blue. The anger in his heart finally burned to the highest value. Turning his head to the squirming An Wang Consort, he shouted: “Nonsense, this prince would rather touch the female pigs in this prince’s backyard than touch you! You better get lost, get as far away as you can from this prince. If you dare to frame this prince like this and provoke the feelings between this prince and my shrew, this prince will hit you everytime he sees you. This prince will beat you into a real pig!”