Thousand Miles of Heaven Chapter 48

Ch 48 “That’s the way he is, let him do whatever he wants.”

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In the afternoon, Xie Chaoling was called by Emperor Qianming again. In front of him, the emperor ordered a decree, King Xun, Xie Chaorong was disloyal, unrighteous, filial and fraternal and will have his name taken away and given confinement.

Emperor Qianming had long been disappointed with this stupid and bad-minded second son. Even though the matter of chasing and killing the prince was Xie Chaoling’s one-sided story, he still took advantage of the issue and made up his mind to deal with it.

Xie Chaoling knew that what his father wanted to deal with was the Zhao family behind Xie Chaorong. Since Xie Chaorong was useless, it was only a matter of time before the emperor deposed of him.

Xie Chaoling thanked him, and said no more.

Emperor Qianming sighed: “Finally you came back safely, and you can share my worries. None of your brothers are really peaceful, and this Emperor will be mad to death at them sooner or later.”

Xie Chaoling comforted him in a low voice: “Royal father, don’t worry too much, it’s important to take care of your body.”

Emperor Qianming waved his hand and didn’t want to mention it.

He turned to talk about another matter: “At the end of the month, when your third and fourth brothers marry their consort, they may be able to settle down in the future, but you, your marriage should have been done last year, but the fate of the Yang family is not good. With just wind and cold and they are gone, I will pick another person for you.”

The Qianming Emperor was slightly embarrassed when he talked about this. The little lady of the Yang family was not dead, but he thought that Xie Chaoling would not come back, so in order to win over the Yang family, he allowed the change of identity to be Consort Xing. That little lady will marry Xie Chaohui at the end of the month.

Xie Chaoling said calmly: “It’s all up to the emperor.”

Not staying with the emperor for too long, Xie Chaoling withdrew and left after saying a few more words.

When he returned to the East Palace and entered the gate, Liao Zhi reported to him in a low voice, saying that he had found someone for him, he was a wandering sorcerer, and he had a lot of experience in Bailing Kingdom’s Gu art.

“Is the person reliable?” Xie Chaoling asked.

“Don’t worry, Your Highness, if he was not a reliable person, I wouldn’t bring him to Your Highness.”

The wandering sorcerer was nervously kneeling on the ground. Xie Chaoling waved at the people in the hall to step back, and he signaled softly: “Get up and talk.”

He casually asked the man a few words regarding some common knowledge about Bailing Gu art, seeing him answering fluently, Xie Chaoling said: “Take a look, I have been planted with Gu, what kind of Gu was planted?”

The wandering sorcerer carefully raised his head, observing Xie Chaoling’s face for a while: “May this small person check His Highness’s pulse?”

Xie Chaoling stretched out his hand, closed his eyes and waited calmly for a moment, then the wandering sorcerer asked in surprise: “Your Highness, this Gu…”

“What is it?”

“This small person didn’t expect His Highness to have such a Gu. The average person would plant a Gu to harm people, with the Gu harmful to the person it was planted on, while harmless to the person who planted it, but the Gu in your body is not like that.”

Xie Chaoling was not surprised. Xie Chaoyuan said that day that he would not harm him, he believed it, that person really did not harm him: “What kind of Gu is this?”

“The Gu in Your Highness’s body is called Heart-devouring Gu, but it is not your heart that gets eaten, but the person who planted the Gu. If Your Highness and the person who planted the Gu are in harmony, an intimate relationship, naturally there is no problem, and the Gu in your body will also help you prolong your life. If not, the Gu in Your Highness will only be make you feel uncomfortable, so that you can not have intercourse with others. The person who planted the Gu will gradually die from exhaustion of the heart and blood.

Xie Chaoling was stunned.

“What does it mean to die from exhaustion of the heart and blood?”

The wandering sorcerer lowered his voice: “The Gu is in your body, if there is no human essence and water to support the Gu, the Gu will die, and so will he.”

Xie Chaoling was stunned for a long time. Only then did he regain his voice: “Is there a way to break it?”

“Yes,” the Wandering sorcerer said in a lower voice, “Gu dies the person dies, and vice versa. As long as the person who planted the Gu dies, the Gu will naturally die without the bondage.” If Your Highness is willing to wait, after a year or so, this Gu will die soon after losing its support. If you can’t wait, just kill the person who planted the Gu.”

“…Is this the only way?”

“This small person has very little knowledge, and this is the only way I know.” 

The wandering sorcerer was taken down, Liao Zhi came in, saw Xie Chaoling standing by the window again in a daze, and stepped forward, calling out softly: “Your Highness.”

Xie Chaoling regained consciousness and shook his head slightly.

Even though there were thousands of speculations before, he never thought that Xie Chaoyuan would go crazy to this point. The little b*stard who doesn’t care about other people’s life or death, didn’t even care about his own life or death. Just to trap him for a year or so, so that he can’t get close to others, he chose to use such a method that does not benefit himself, and even is at the cost of his life.

It’s a pity that he still can’t do it, tsk.

In the evening, the subordinates came to report that King Ke’s mansion had sent a gift.

Xie Chaoling was having dinner when he heard this, he frowned and asked someone to bring the item up.

The little eunuch entered the door holding a sandalwood box, and said to Xie Chaoling: “When the people from King Ke’s mansion delivered the things, they said that it was a gift specially prepared by His Royal Highness Ke for you. Your Highness, please take a look at it yourself.”

Xie Chaoling’s gaze fell on the ordinary box, there was a strange feeling in his heart for no reason, and his eyes pointed to Liao Zhi.

Liao Zhi took the things and held them in front of Xie Chaoling. Xie Chaoling placed his hand on the lid on the box, hesitated for a moment, then slowly lifted it up.

Seeing clearly what was in the box, Xie Chaoling’s pupils shrank fiercely, and his face darkened instantly. Liao Zhi, the chief eunuch of the East Palace, lost his composure for the first time and did not hold onto the item properly. The sandalwood box fell to the ground, and the man’s ear, which was bloody and stinky had begun to turn black, fell out, rolled twice on the ground, and then fell to Xie Chaoling’s feet side.

“This, this…”

Liao Zhi was so startled that he almost bit his tongue, he regained his senses and hurriedly asked someone to come up to clean it up. The little eunuchs hurriedly picked up the things and threw them back into the box to cover them. After wiping the blood on the ground, they were about to leave when Xie Chaoling said suddenly: “Wait a minute, let me take a look.”

“Your Highness, it’s better not to look…”

Liao Zhi wanted to persuade, but was interrupted by Xie Chaoling: “Since King Ke said that I need to see it in person, I naturally want to see it.” 

The trembling little eunuch came forward again with the box in his hands, and opened it carefully in front of Xie Chaoling. His eyes fell and he paused.

“I saw it clearly, take it away.” 

The little eunuch quickly closed the lid and put away the things.

Xie Chaoling had already recognized who it belonged to, so he was not surprised. It was no surprise that Xie Chaoyuan guessed that Li Huan was behind all the trouble, and doing this kind of thing was more in line with that little beast’s nature.

He picked up his chopsticks again, he was still in the mood to eat.

Liao Zhi endured the nausea, hesitantly asked him: “Your Highness, is King Ke’s behavior too much?”

Sending bloody ears into the East Palace was not only a provocation, it could even be called a rebellion. Xie Chaoling said indifferently: “That’s the way he is, let him do whatever he wants.”

Liao Zhi: “…”

What is he like?

In the early morning of the next day, Xie Chaoling reappeared in the court hall after a few months during the regular court of five days.

The news that the Crown Prince had recovered from his illness and left the East Palace yesterday had spread throughout the palace and outside, and naturally set off a storm, and today, seeing Xie Chaoling intact and in good spirits appeared in front of people, not to mention what the courtiers thought in their hearts, at least on the surface, all the old ministers sighed at God’s blessing of Dailiang, and then smiled and congratulated Xie Chaoling.

Xie Chaoling always kept a smile on his face, and treated everyone with a courteous and gentle attitude, which attracted the compliments from the officials of the court Dynasty.

The crown prince is still that crown prince. Among the sons of His Majesty, this prince of the East Palace was the most dignified gentleman.

Until Xie Chaoling heard an indistinct sneer. He raised his eyes to Xie Chaoyuan who was standing behind the crowd, that person was also looking at him, his eyes were full of ridicule that saw through his nature.

Xie Chaoling looked away calmly, and stood where he should be.

At the sixth quarter of Mao, the emperor ascended to the throne in the Yizheng Hall.

There were only two things in today’s court meeting. One was that the crown prince recovered from his illness and will return to the court, so the Manchu officials can see clearly, and the other was to read out the decree to deal with Xie Chaorong in public.

Although Emperor Qianming said that this was a family scandal, there must be a formal reason to confine people. It was not mentioned what Xie Chaorong did, but the words “unfaithful, unfilial, and unfraternal” were enough to make him never be able to turn over his life.

Zhao and his son have not been in the court for a long time after resigning from office. Even if they were in the court today, with this imperial decree being issued, they would no longer speak for Xie Chaorong, and naturally others will not come out to say anything at this time.

Although he didn’t say it clearly, the crown prince just recovered from his illness yesterday, and today King Xun had been deprived of his title, one can guess if there was some hidden secret.

Only Xie Chaoling frowned secretly.

His father didn’t mention anything about the Shen family, he was still hesitating after thinking about it. Perhaps because he knew the truth inside, his father wanted Shen to be the scapegoat, so that the truth of what happened back then would never be revealed. However, he wouldn’t save face in front of him, the crown prince, so he was at a stalemate. There was no decision yet.


At the end of the court meeting, no one wanted to stay in Yizheng Hall any more, and they all dispersed.

Anyway, after today’s incident, everyone can see that the Crown Prince had suffered a serious illness, and his position in His Majesty’s heart was still solid, and for the rest of the people who wanted to covet the throne of the Eastern Palace, in the end, it was still in vain.

Xie Chaoling was one step behind the crowd. Xie Chaoyuan stood outside Yizheng Hall and hadn’t left yet. When passing by him, Xie Chaoling didn’t want to pay attention to anyone, but the string of beads on his wrist suddenly fell apart, and the beads rolled to the ground.

Xie Chaoling subconsciously frowned and stopped in his tracks.

Xie Chaoyuan’s taunting laughter sounded in his ears. Xie Chaoling gritted his teeth secretly, he really heard it right before, it was indeed this little b*stard who was laughing at him.

There was no expression of displeasure on his face, Xie Chaoling looked as usual. Xie Chaoyuan bent down, picked up a bead that had rolled down at his feet, held it in his hand and looked at it: “I don’t know when crown prince brother started believing in Buddhism?”

Xie Chaoling smiled lightly: “There are many things that sixth younger brother doesn’t know.”

“Does the crown prince like the gift I sent yesterday?” Xie Chaoyuan looked at him and asked in a deep voice.

Xie Chaoling seemed to think about it for a while before he didn’t care and said, “Well, I have to thank my sixth brother for helping me teach that disobedient b*stard, but I have to remind my sixth brother that he is a royal guard after all. If the emperor asks later, I’m afraid sixth brother will not be able to explain it.”

“But if sixth brother refuses to listen to persuasion, then forget it.”

Xie Chaoyuan looked at him deeply.

Xie Chaoling’s reaction was all in his expectations. Once he regained his status as the crown prince, this person would not leave any flaws in front of others. With this fake smile on his face all the time, he had deceived many people.

“Thank you for the reminder, Crown Prince Brother,” Xie Chaoyuan said in disbelief, “Crown Prince Brother is so unhurried and doesn’t take him seriously, I am naturally very happy, but if Crown Prince Brother really doesn’t take him seriously at all, then It’s useless to keep it, it’s better to kill it. As for royal father, there’s no need for brother to be concerned.”

If he said that he wanted to kill someone, he would really kill someone.

Xie Chaoling had already scolded this little b*stard thousands of times in his heart, but he still had that unflappable smile on his face: “Sixth Brother, it’s better to calm down. Royal Father is not so easy to fool, that’s all for now. Sixth Brother, take care of yourself.”

In the end, he didn’t ask anyone to pick up the prayer beads scattered on the ground, and strode away.

Xie Chaoyuan squatted down, casually picked up the beads one by one, held up one of them to the sunlight, looked at it for a moment, and laughed.

In the evening, the East Palace once again received a “gift” from King Ke’s Mansion.

The little eunuch holding the box was trembling, his legs shaking. Xie Chaoling looked coldly at the bloody thumb, frowned and said, “Take it away.”

Liao Zhi couldn’t help persuading him: “Your Highness, King Ke is being too arrogant, why do you have to cover it up for him, why didn’t you report to His Majesty?”

Xie Chaoling said softly, “Forget it.”

That kid Li Huan really deserves a lesson, let Xie Chaoyuan vent, in the end, he should be able to keep his life.

As for the rest, let’s talk about it later.

On the third day, it was a toe.

Liao Zhi looked at it with disgust. He showed it to Xie Chaoling and asked someone to take it away.

Xie Chaoling sighed quietly: “King Ke is forcing me so much, I’m afraid that if he goes crazy again, he will make a big mess, so I should go and meet him.”

Liao Zhi silently closed his mouth.

Xie Chaoling glanced at him, and ordered: “Tomorrow, you have someone arrange a carriage to go out of the palace.”

After explaining the matter, Xie Chaoling lazily laid back on the couch, and closed his eyes again.

Liao Zhi stepped aside and didn’t make a sound.

In this East Palace, only he knew what His Royal Highness was doing was actually his nature. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince seemed to be less keen on hiding himself than before. Maybe it has something to do with the extremely arrogant King Ke?

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