Nan Yan had some confusion at that time, but she immediately turned towards Xia Yunting and said, “Zhaoyi, this servant didn’t steal your things.”
Xia Yunting looked at her, her eyes were red, but she remained silent.
Seeing that kind of look, Nan Yan felt like her heart was being pierced, yet she repeated, “This servant didn’t steal your things!”
Fulan had stepped beside Xia Yunting who was involuntarily shaking to support her and angrily said, “Female Officer Si, are you even human? When you were injured, Zhaoyi’s pleaded with His Highness to let you come to Shou An Palace in order to recuperate from your injuries. You never thanked us for offering you good tea and good food, instead you steal from our Zhaoyi!”
“Has your conscience been eaten by dogs?”
Xia Yunting was crying as she leaned on her shoulder.
Nan Yan made a long face; she could see that her words didn’t manage to convince Xia Yunting. However, that wasn’t the most pressing issue. Nan Yan kowtowed to Xu Miaoyin. “Her Highness Empress, this servant really didn’t steal anything! “
“Humph!” Wu Wan sneered beside her, saying, “Didn’t steal it. Perhaps it flew into your room?”
“In any case, Female Officer Si must also have colluded with someone!”
Hearing her sarcastic remarks, Nan Yan gritted her teeth and said patiently, “Of course not.”
Xu Miaoyin spoke, “How do you explain the string of coral bracelet appearing here.”
Nan Yan raised her head and wanted to say something, but looking at the red coral bracelet, somehow could not say a word.
Wu Wan immediately said, “Her Highness Empress, what else can she say? This bracelet was stolen and just now she was caught with it!”
Xu Miaoyin glanced at her again, and then said, “Si Nan Yan, if you can’t explain, then don’t blame this Palace for punishing you according to the palace’s rules.”
Nan Yan bit her lower lip hard, leaving deep teeth marks.
She thought for a long time and looked up, speaking carefully, “Her Highness Empress, this servant would like to see Lord Ye. Would that be all right?”
Xu Miaoyin frowned, “Ye Zheng? Why do you want to see him?”
Nan Yan tentatively opened her mouth, but then closed it and no longer spoke. However, Wu Wan beside her sneered, saying, “Why? Could it be that you wish to make him intercede on your behalf? For this kind of offense, no matter whom it is that pleads for you, it would be entirely useless.”
Xu Miaoyin coldly spoke, “Ye Zheng has left the palace to handle some affairs and will not be coming back for the next few days. Why do you want to see him?”
Ye Zheng left the palace to handle some affairs?
Nan Yan’s heart sank, but after a long time, she shook her head and cautiously responded, “No, nothing.”
Xu Miaoyin looked at her again for a while. “Come in.”
From outside the door, two strong mamas immediately came in, and Xu Miaoyin ordered, “Take her back to Lateral Court and find a place to lock her.”
The two mamas immediately dragged Nan Yan up and went out.
T/N: momo – elderly lady/ wet nurse.
Gao Yu Rong saw this situation, thought about something, then carefully worded, “Her Highness, why not deal with her directly?”
Xu Miaoyin gave her a faint look, “This Palace’s actions, do you want to question them?’”
Gao Yu Rong immediately lowered her head, “This concubine does not dare.”
Xu Miaoyin had been staring out the window as Nan Yan’s back faded away into Shou An Palace, when she looked again at Xia Yunting who was tearful on Fulan’s shoulder. She frowned slightly and was about to say something, but Wu Wan was faster and deliberately said, “Xia Zhaoyi, what are you crying about? Are you crying because you trusted the wrong person, or are you crying because you lost His Highness’ royal gift?
Upon hearing the last phrase, Xia Yunting was frightened and hurriedly kowtowed. “Her Highness Empress.”
Edited by Anon & Michelicious11