Chapter 179 Lets work together
“Mmm…” Let go of me! The half-eaten steamed bun in Xia Yuqing’s hand fell to the ground as she struggled hard to break free from the shackles behind her.
At this moment, a soft shout came into her ears from behind: “Don’t move.”
Xia Yuqing’s eyes widened suddenly, the voice was…Jiang Feizao!
Xia Yuqing’s struggling action stopped, then she struggled more violently.
“Xia Yuqing, don’t move or don’t blame me for being impolite.” Jiang Zhaorou’s warning came from behind again.
“!” Jiang Feizao knew her identity! Xia Yuqing became stiff, completely forgetting to struggle.
Jiang Zhaorou sensed Xia Yuqing’s relaxation and let out a sigh of relief. She slowly let go of Xia Yuqing’s mouth: “Hush, don’t make a sound, or else you and I will be finished.”
“This girl, you…did you recognize the wrong person? I am Wei Ming, not the Xia Yuqing you mentioned.” Xia Yuqing couldn’t help taking two steps back, smiling at Jiang Zhaorou. Wei Ming and Wei Yue were the aliases for her and Feng Tingye.
Jiang Zhaorou glanced at her disdainfully. She sneered with her hands on her chest, “No need to pretend. You really think that I can’t recognize you, especially your bloated face? When I saw it at the market last time, there were still two moustaches. Yet, the moustache is gone in a blink of an eye now. Do you really think I am stupid?”
“…” So Jiang Feizao was really better than she expected. No, now was not the time to consider that. In the end they weren’t seen through by the princess, but was recognized by Jiang Feizao? It was a waste of effort and her feelings to cover up yesterday.
“However, your face is indeed quite confusing, I was not sure about your identity at first.”
“How did you find out then?” Xia Yuqing wanted to slap herself as soon as she finished speaking. She knew her mouth was cheap, but did she just confess?
Jiang Zhaorou had a trace of clarity in her eyes. She raised her chin and said with contempt: “You are still as stupid as before.”
“…” F*ck, there’s no need for personal attacks! Xia Yuqing gave Jiang Zhaorou an angry look, but it was a pity that the glare she thought that was fierce matched with her face looked a little cute…
Jiang Zhaorou was amused by her. Just like that day with Second Baby, she squeezed Xia Yuqing’s cheeks. Due to the current situation, Xia Yuqing had to stay where she was and let herself resign to the situation.
“Hey, I finally know who the little baby resembled. If you look closely, you are still very cute.”
“…” You are cute, your whole family is cute!
“Okay, I won’t tease you. Your biggest flaw is the girl next to you. That girl seems to have been with you since you were in the Ye Kingdom Palace, right? Later…cough cough, when I kidnapped you, I was hurt by her.” Jiang Zhaorou gritted her teeth at the end.
Xia Yuqing was scared, she hurried back a few steps, looking alert: “If there is any injustice, go look for the debtor. If you have the ability, go find Cui Er to play, don’t use martial arts to bully me, a weak woman.
Waaaah, out of all calculations she had forgotten, how could she forget that Cui Er and Jiang Zhaorou have met!
Jiang Zhaorou stared at Xia Yuqing for a long time. This reminded Xia Yuqing back to when she was kidnapped that day. Jiang Zhaorou had threatened to pull out her tongue if she dared to make trouble, not let her eat, and wanted to scratch her face. Now that she fell into her hands again, could it be that she was still thinking about the previously unrealized threats like pulling out her tongue and scratching her face? !
The more Xia Yuqing thought about it, the more it was like this. At a sparsely populated place, it was the ideal location to kill people and abandon corpses!
Seeing Xia Yuqing stepping back, Jiang Zhaorou started to tease her. She advanced towards her and pushed her to the corner. She placed a palm on her cheek: “Can you tell me now?”
“What on earth did you come to Shu Kingdom for? Why on earth did you enter the princess mansion?”
“And the man you called your sister yesterday, the blood was actually…cough cough, was it real blood? That Miss Lan, oh no, it should be said that even Lord Lan is one of yours, right?” Jiang Zhaorou stared at Xia Yuqing with a smile.
“…” Jiang Feizao, why is your mind turning so fast! Weren’t you stupid before? Could it be that your head has been hit by a door recently and you have become smarter?
Jiang Zhaorou looked at Xia Yuqing’s unconsciously wandering expression. She squinted her eyes and turned her body forward, staring straight at Xia Yuqing’s eyes. She asked, “What are you thinking about again?”
“Ahhahaha, was I? No, I didn’t think about anything.”
Jiang Zhaorou glanced at her suspiciously, then a little impatience gradually appeared on her face: “Stop talking nonsense. Speak, what on earth do you want to do? Why did you show up in Shu and why did you appear in the princess’s mansion? Do you want to do something bad to her Royal Highness…or to Da Ren?”
“Da Ren?” Xia Yuqing asked in a daze, somewhat puzzled.
“Ji… Young Master Ji.” The blush on Jiang Zhaorou’s face flashed. It stayed for only a second, but was still caught on to by Xia Yuqing.
Tsk tsk tsk… It seems that Jiang Feizao really has some unspeakable thoughts towards the little general. The pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (whoever is closest benefits from intimacy with the person), what can our Xiao Shangshu do?
“Are you listening to me?” Xia Yuqing’s wandering thoughts made Jiang Zhaorou’s little amount of patience completely disappear, even the voice she used to speak was obviously a little harsher than at the beginning.
“Ah, yes! Don’t get stimulated, we don’t mean to hurt your Da Ren at all.”
Jiang Zhaorou was blushing because of Xia Yuqing ‘s words: “In that case, what are you here for? Don’t let me ask the fourth time and don’t tell me you were just passing by!”
“Passing by? Yes, just passing by, we really were just passing by.”
“Passing by?” Jiang Zhaorou’s eyes flashed, “It doesn’t matter if you passed by the borders of other countries, but you have passed by someone else’s capital? You passed by someone else’s home?”
Xia Yuqing’s smile shattered. She sighed, “Well, I’ll be honest. Actually, it’s like this. Some time ago, there was news that Xiao Xi had once again ran away from home and ran to us. Then when I was in the palace again…hehe, we had an assassination attempt. It took us a lot of effort to stop the brave assassin and force the culprit behind the assassin to be brought out.”
Okay, ahem. In fact, it was someone who ran into the palace deliberately to inform her, so it didn’t take much effort at all.
“His Royal Highness met an assassin? So you came here to help find the culprit who wanted to murder His Royal Highness?”
Xia Yuqing nodded and sensibly covered up Yan Tingfang’s existence: “The assassin didn’t know the real man behind the scenes, but he faintly knew that the person was from the Kingdom of Shu, so…”
Jiang Zhaorou squinted for a moment, her eyes gleaming: “So, you ran into the princess’s house. Do you suspect that the Eldest Princess is the one who ordered the assassination?”
“…” Jiang Feizao, why is your head turning so fast! You figured out everything all at once. It’s too stressful!
No, Jiang Feizao is General Ji’s person → General Ji is the nephew of the Eldest Princess → Jiang Feizao and the Eldest Princess is one group!
“!” Xia Yuqing’s face changed slightly. She laughed and waved her hand: “It’s just a misunderstanding, we just broke in accidentally. We didn’t mean to doubt the princess at all, not at all…”
Please don’t file a complaint, ugh, my cheap mouth will ruin us all, this is really going to cause a catastrophe!
Just when Xia Yuqing thought she was approaching the end of the world, Jiang Feizao uncharacteristically, with a snap, held the rockery behind Xia Yuqing and stared at Xia Yuqing with fiery eyes. She interrupted: “That’s perfect, it will save me the effort.”
“Oh, huh, what?”
“Let’s make a deal.”
“!” Xia Yuqing’s eyes widened. “Deal?”
“That’s right.” Jiang Zhaorou leaned close to Xia Yuqing’s ear and smiled, “I won’t expose your identity, but in exchange, you have to do something for me.”
Jiang Zhaorou pursed her lips. Seeming to have made up her determination, she stared at Xia Yuqing: “In your process of investigating whether the Eldest Princess is related to the assassination of the prince, help me… find out whether the Eldest Princess is related to the death of General Ji back then.”
“!” Xia Yuqing’s face changed. She looked up in surprise, “You mean Old General Ji? Young Master Ji’s grandfather?”
Wasn’t Old General Ji killed by Xiao Shangshu? How could it be related to the princess? Is it possible…
“Old General Ji is the uncle of the princess!” Xia Yuqing shouted almost desperately.
“Do you think I don’t know this?” Jiang Zhaorou glared at Xia Yuqing as if she was an idiot.
“No…no, shouldn’t you tell Master Ji about this? Why…” Why come to us for help?
“If I can tell Ji Gongzi, do you think I would still ask you for help?” Jiang Zhaorou’s patience was eroding bit by bit and a little bit of anger was mixed in her words.
Xia Yuqing was startled, then she remembered that although Old General Ji was the young general’s grandfather, the Eldest Princess was also the young general’s aunt. If his aunt was related to his grandfather’s death, this incident would be a big blow to the young general. It is also unknown whether the young general will doubt his relative and believe in an outsider. If she rashly told the little general that, not only would she be unable to persuade him to investigate what happened in the past, but he might also get thrown out. Jiang Feizao obviously had no other choice, so she had to ask them for help, but…
“But…you…are you not one of the princess’s people?”
Jiang Zhaorou was startled. She raised her lips and smiled, saying each word clearly: “Did you misunderstand something? I’m Da Ren’s subordinate, not the Eldest Princess or someone else’s subordinate.”
“…” Xia Yuqing was pulled by Jiang Zhaorou to talk, while Feng Tingye on the other side was not idle either. Although he was not surrounded by a group of provocative people like Xia Yuqing, he was greeted by an unexpected guest instead.
“You have come, so why hide?” Feng Tingye poured himself a cup of tea, took a light sip, then spoke to the person overhead, “No one else is around.”
Before his voice finished coming out, Yun Zhong Yue flipped down and landed opposite of him.
Feng Tingye stretched out his hand to pour a cup of tea and moved it in front of him. Raising his eyebrows, he realized that the person opposite him was acting a little strange today. The uninhibited smile that had always hung on his face has disappeared. The solemn Yun Zhong Yue looked a lot more stable than usual.
“Were there any gains last night?” Feng Tingye took the lead to break the silence between the two.
Yun Zhong Yue did not answer. His eyes were fixed on Feng Tingye for a while before he took out the letters that he had stolen from the secret compartment in the princess’s room last night.
Feng Tingye hadn’t paid much attention before, but after reading the note on the cover page of the letter, his eyes sank.
“It seems that you recognize the handwriting on this. Zhangsun Qianrou, Zhangsun… At first I really couldn’t remember where I heard this name, then I suddenly remembered. Your mother, although a part of the Liu family since young and raised there, her last name follows your grandmother’s surname.”
Yun Zhongyue stared at the expression on Feng Tingye’s face. He smiled coldly: “The Zhangsun clan was considered a prominent family in Ye back then. Later, the Zhangsun clan’s only eldest daughter rejected the heir to another family that was well suited to theirs and married a poor scholar. Everyone said that the eldest lady of the Zhangsun family was blind for not choosing the ideal son-in-law. Instead, she insisted on marrying a shabby scholar. But to everyone’s surprise, this scholar ended up being a fish that leaped through the Dragon Gate to become the prime minister of the kingdom of Ye and becoming brothers with the emperor of the dynasty. In the end, they even arranged for their sons and daughters to get married. This forced the Zhangsun clan to recognize this poor son-in-law, but…
“It’s just that my great-grandmother, who could never change her ways from the past, made a request. If the Zhangsun family was to recognize this grandfather, Royal Mother must follow the Zhangsun’s family name, her mother’s surname.” Feng Tingye squinted slightly, “What on earth do you want to ask?”
“What do I want to ask?” Yun Zhong Yue patted the letters on the table, “I checked. The reason why Royal Father was so nice to Fourth Royal Sister was because Fourth Sister was different from us brothers. From her birth to adulthood, she never stayed in Shu. She was sent to a certain place with her mother before she was born and this certain place was… Ye Country. Coupled with these letters, Feng Tingye, Fourth Sister and your mother have already known each other long ago, right? What is the relationship between them? What is the relationship between the emperor and her? Why does she hate Ye Country and the Ye imperial family so much?”
Feng Tingye flicked the mouth of the teacup with his fingertips. It took a long time for him to spit out a sentence under Yun Zhongyue’s increasingly surprised gaze: “Mother and your Fourth Royal Sister, they turned out to be…”
Yun Zhongyue’s eyes tightened as he watched Feng Tingye’s slightly moving lips. His face was as pale as paper. The atmosphere in the room suddenly dropped to zero, no one spoke again until…
“Brother, I’m looking for you… now…!” Xia Yuqing’s voice came in from the door. With a bang, the closed door was knocked open from the outside.
Yun Zhong Yue woke up. He hurriedly reached out and swept across the table, quickly collecting the letters on the table into his sleeves.
“Little Junior Sister.”
“Hey, Second Brother, you are here too!” Xia Yuqing was taken aback when she saw Yun Zhongyue. She hurriedly closed the door again, with a look of confusion, “Second Brother, why did you come here? What were you speaking about to the emperor just now? ”
“Uh…what were we talking about? Nothing, nothing, what can we talk about? Hahaha…” Yun Zhong Yue didn’t expect to encounter Xia Yuqing at this time. Panicked, his head became a little dull.
“Really?” Xia Yuqing glanced suspiciously at Yun Zhong Yue. When she first entered the door, she clearly saw that the atmosphere between these two people was a little weird!!
“Of course it is true.” Yun Zhong Yue was reluctant to get entangled on this issue, he hurriedly changed the subject, “Little Junior Sister, you made a lot of noise yesterday. I heard that you were trapped as soon as I went back and couldn’t get out of the princess mansion. What happened?”
“It’s a long story, I can only say that this was because of tableware that caused a period!”
“Well, let’s not talk about this yet. So, how is Senior Brother? Yesterday, he seemed to have lost a lot of blood. He didn’t lose too much blood and died right? What about Miss Yan? Yesterday, I asked Xiao Shangshu to send her back. Have they returned to the Wei house?”
“Ms. Yan is okay, she is staying at the house right now. She just feels sorry and feels that she has dragged you down. As for Senior Brother…” Yun Zhongyue lightly coughed, “It looks like he’s hurt pretty badly. He is lying on the bed and recuperating. However, he can’t stop his mouth. He kept complaining that my sister-in-law and Xiao Shangshu were not righteous and pushed him out to block the knife.”
Of course, as soon as this was said, the fate of Senior Brother was to be beaten by sister-in-law who was very irritable and had a history of domestic violence. Only then did he stop.
“If he can still complain, it seems that he is alive and well. But Senior Brother is wrong, Cui Er and Xiao Shangshu were already very kind. Although the situation was urgent at that time and they’re sorry for throwing him out, they allowed his butt to fall to the ground. It will be fine after he rests and recuperates. Can you imagine if he fell the other way around? The consequences…tsk tsk…”
“…” Well, the consequences would… be really serious. Yun Zhongyue imagined the scene Xia Yuqing described. He couldn’t help but shiver. The scene seemed a bit bloody… he didn’t want to think about it anymore!
“Since they are all okay, Zhen and Ai Fei can feel rest assured. Ai Fei, why are there so many grass clippings on your head? Come here, Zhen will help you pick it out.” Feng Tingye calmly looked at Yun Zhongyue explaining to Xia Yuqing, only to interrupt and lead Xia Yuqing to his side when the time was right.
“Grass? It must have been when I was pressed down by Jiang Feizao in the rockery just now.”
“Jiang Feizao?” Feng Tingye paused with the grass in his hand, “Did you see Jiang Zhaorou just now? Did she do anything to you?”
“No, good thing you reminded me, I almost forgot, I have something to tell you.”
“What’s the matter?”
Xia Yuqing turned her head and explained the words that Jiang Zhaorou had just said to her at the rockery.
“So, that Jiang Zhaorou already knows who we are?” Feng Tingye twisted his eyebrows, he didn’t expect to be revealed so quickly.
“She suspects that the death of Old General Ji back then is related to Fourth Sister?” Yun Zhong Yue was a little surprised, especially after hearing what Feng Tingye said earlier. Thinking about how his Fourth Sister might have done this, he couldn’t help taking on a heavy face.
“Well, what should we do now? Should we believe her?” Xia Yuqing looked up at the two of them inquiringly.
Feng Tingye jokingly smiled: “Wait.”
“Yes, although she already knows our identity, if she really has something to ask of us, then she will definitely not dare to expose our identity. Now we just need to wait a little longer. Someone may not be able to hold back.”
“…” Sure enough, the Ultra Seme Lord is a true profiteer. Right away he knew how to make a profit off someone. Jiang Feizao, I will light a few candles for you in advance.
“It’s getting late, Sixth Prince, this is not the Wei Mansion after all and there are many people, if there is nothing else, it is better not to stay here.”
Upon hearing Feng Tingye’s request to expel the guest, although there were still some things he wanted to ask, but because Xia Yuqing was still there, Yun Zhongyue didn’t want to speak any more. He smiled unwillingly, “You’re right, then I won’t stay much longer. Take care of yourself. Don’t make any mistakes. Some things can be spoken about later.”
Yun Zhongyue took a final look at Feng Tingye. Before Xia Yuqing could react, he swished towards the roof and disappeared.
“Spoken about later? That is to say, you still had something to say just now.” Xia Yuqing touched her chin and thought for a moment. After recovering, she looked at Feng Tingye expectantly, “What were you guys talking about just now?”
Feng Tingye looked at Xia Yuqing’s bright eyes. Raising his eyebrows, he stepped forward and grabbed Xia Yuqing’s waist: “Ai Fei still has the leisure to care about others?”
“Huh?” Xia Yuqing felt cold behind her back, a faint premonition emerging. Wait, did she forget something? What accounts still needed to be settled?
“!” Xia Yuqing became stiff and shrank unconsciously.
Feng Tingye smiled after seeing this, “It seems that Ai Fei is remembering. What did you say about me in front of so many people last night? Tsk tsk tsk, if I don’t personally help Ai Fei to verify it today, I’m afraid it will become true in the future. So… Ai Fei, let’s do something fun.”
“…” It was you who attracted the opposite sex last night, which forced me into that situation. Now I’m to blame? D*mn, where are you touching while I’m not paying attention? Ah… don’t take my clothes off! Yamete!
Facts have proven that it is definitely not a good thing to say that a man cannot lift their thing. Someone can tell you through their own bloody experience, a man’s self-esteem in certain aspects is actually very strong!
Being pressed down on the bed for most of the day caused Xia Yuqing to start to fall asleep again. However, even in her drowsy state, someone still stubbornly asked questions that had not been answered.
“What did you say? Hmm…”
Feng Tingye touched Xia Yuqing’s drowsy little face, the corners of his lips twitched slightly: “What did we say?”
“Mother and Fourth Sister, they turned out to be good sisters who have no blood relationship.”
Xia Yuqing fell asleep until the evening. When she woke up again, the sun outside was gradually descending westward.
“Awake?” As soon as Xia Yuqing got up from the bed with a yawn, she heard a familiar voice. Following the sound in a dazed manner, she saw, lying on the couch with only an outer coat on, skin half exposed and smiling to herself, a beautiful man. This was a feast for the eyes….
“…” Xia Yuqing breathed in her nose unconsciously. Waking up to this kind of rated R image, it was…pushing the limit too much! Hmm, nosebleed, nosebleed, put it away quickly!
“Ai Fei, your saliva is almost flowing out.” Feng Tingye’s chuckle successfully broke Xia Yuqing’s illusion. She hurriedly reached out to wipe it with her hands. As a result, there was no time to raise her hands and she was pressed onto the bed again.
“It seems that Ai Fei is still very physically strong. It’s still early, should we…”
“…” F*ck, is there nothing else in the head of the Ultra Seme Lord except this kind of thing? We are at someone else’s house right now, shouldn’t we be a little bit restrained!? Also using the beautiful man scheme?! That’s cheating, cheating!
Just as Xia Yuqing was indignant and helpless and was pushed down halfway, they suddenly heard a horrifying knock on the door.