Xu Miaoyin pointed, “Xia Zhaoyi, you trust others too easily and have been negligent in disciplining your people. You even managed to lose His Highness’ gift that was bestowed to you. Therefore, for the next few days, you are forbidden to step outside Shou An Palace in order to reflect on your mistakes, understood?”
Without waiting for a reply, she walked away.
Xia Yunting went back to Shou An Palace, weeping quietly. As soon as she sat down, Fulan immediately offered a handkerchief and said, “Master, please don’t be sad. Who could have expected Si Nan Yan, that slut, to actually bite the hand that feeds her? Master treated her so well yet she unexpectedly plotted to steal Master’s precious belonging.”
Xia Yunting listened to her, and her eyes became redder. She held a handkerchief moistened with tears in her hand, and gritted her teeth slightly.
“Indeed, you may know a person for a long time and still not see their true nature.”
“I thought she had no intention towards His Highness.”
“Today, she went behind my back to steal a gift from coming from His Highness. If not found out this time, I do not know in the future how many times she would have schemed against me.”
Fulan promptly spoke, “Yes, Master saw through her this time, which is a good thing; she will not be successful if she tries to scheme against Master again in the future.”
Xia Yunting nodded: “You’re right. Just—”
She looked up at Shou An Palace and said in dismay: “I had hoped His Highness would be able to visit a few more times. However, now that I’m confined here, I’m afraid it is no longer possible.”.”
Fulan hastened to comfort her, “Master, don’t be angry. This sentence is only temporary. Besides, right now, His Highness has to attend to pressing matters. The rest of the Harem won’t be able to see His Highness as well. Master, please rest assured.”
Xia Yunting let out a long sigh.
Nan Yan was also confined in a room in Lateral Court.
It was a distance away from where she lived. She could see that it was even more desolate than the courtyard where Zhu Feng had confined her before, and not even a sound could be heard.
In such a quiet environment, time passed by quickly, and in a short time, the light outside had dimmed.
Nan Yan had been curled up in a corner, looking at the sunlight and shades on the ground, silent.
Ye Zheng left the palace… How could he leave the palace at this time?
Although he was a confidant of Zhu Feng, she knew that on days where it wasn’t convenient for the Emperor to leave the palace, he would send out Ye Zheng to complete tasks on his behalf.
However, why was it at this time?
With Ye Zheng gone, it made things even more difficult for her as she had no way to figure out the situation. The timing of his departure was very suspicious and the person behind this had undoubtedly been very meticulous in setting up this matter. Now, she had to tread carefully and couldn’t afford to act recklessly. One wrong step would spell her doom.
Thinking of this, Nan Yan knitted her brows.
She claimed to be afraid to die, yet said all those words in front of Zhu Feng, and even offended Jing Wang face-to-face. She could actually be this fearless…
But, after all of these, she might actually end up killed over such trifles.
She couldn’t help gritting her teeth, and trying to recall the events of today.
By now, she had a very good idea as to who was the mastermind behind this matter. After all, back in Shou An Palace, no one spoke as much as Consort Kang, Wu Wan.
She had a clear purpose: to suppress Xia Yunting and get rid of her.
Although she did not know how she had offended her, right now she couldn’t do anything about it.
Moreover, this was not the most important thing. What mattered most at this time was the issue of the red coral bracelet.
Nan Yan was reflecting hard on the topic, frowning and biting her lower lip as she tried to solve the mystery, when a rumbling noise was heard in the once quiet room.
End of Chapter
Edited by Anon & Michelicious11