There was no one in the Harem unaware of the fact that Gao Yu Rong was given by Consort Kang’s father to Zhu Feng when he was still a prince. Furthermore, she has always been attached to Consort Kang’s faction.
So it was the two of them who conspired against Si Nan Yan?
Ran Xiaoyu frowned. She thought there was something wrong with this matter, but she couldn’t pin down exactly what. In the end, she decided to first find a way to inform Nan Yan of her findings.
She hurried out from behind the door, but as soon as she came out, she bumped into a man.
“Who are you?”
He looked at her with a scowl. Ran Xiaoyu looked up and identified the other party as attendant Xiuer who served in Shufang Hall. Xiuer looked her up and down. “Aren’t you Ran Xiaoyu, who is in charge of cleaning at Yuhua Pavilion? What are you doing here?”
Ran Xiaoyu hastily said, “Oh, my handkerchief was blown here by the wind. I came to pick it up.”
To prove her words, she took out a handkerchief and swayed it in front of her, then decisively walked away from him.
Xiuer frowned. His eyes followed her as she swiftly retreated. After a long time, he returned to Shufang Hall.
Ran Xiaoyu hurried back to Lateral Court.
As soon as she turned the corner, she saw a number of people standing at the entrance of the courtyard where Nan Yan was being held prisoner. She surveyed the group and recognized Consort Kang and her clique.
Her subordinate, Qiao Yun, spoke coldly to the servants guarding the door, “The Empress just approved of Consort Kang interrogating the person detained inside. You are in our way, move!”
The servant who had dared to obstruct their path quickly stepped aside.
Wu Wan lifted her skirt and entered the desolate yard. She headed straight to the cell where Si Nan Yan was being held captive.
Once Wu Wan got there, a little eunuch stepped forward to open the door.
Nan Yan was leaning against the head of her bed when Consort Kang came in. Her heart sank at the sight of the newcomer, but she immediately got up and kowtowed to her.
“This servant greets to Consort Kang.”
Wu Wan sneered at her and sat down on a stool that was brought to her. She looked at Nan Yan with arrogance and asked, “Si Nan Yan, do you confess your crime?”
Nan Yan was still kneeling on the ground. She frowned slightly at the words, but did not speak yet.
She had some ideas about what was going on but still couldn’t put together the whole picture. Unfortunately, Wu Wan was getting impatient and was now ready to wrap things up.
Wu Wan said, “I have just returned from with the Empress’ side. She is too busy serving His Highness and can’t afford to waste time with you, thus she sent me. Now, answer the question.”
“Don’t think I will be as tolerant as the Empress and listen to all of your excuses.”
“Quickly confess so I can report it to the Empress. Make it easier for everyone.”
Her words were met with a deafening silence.
Nan Yan felt her sweat slowly dripping down her forehead. She bit her lower lip. Under the pressure, she could only murmure, “Consort Kang, this servant is innocent. This servant did not steal anything.”
Seeing her like this, Wu Wan flew into a rage and slapped the table in front of her. “Impudent! Do you take me for a fool? The evidence was found in your room. Do you think just your word is enough to convince everyone? Let me tell you this, we are not in Shou An Palace where you are in cahoots with Xia Yunting and His Highness favors you!”
Nan Yan listened to her accusations and became depressed.
She raised her gaze to meet Wen Wan’s stare and calmly replied, “Consort Kang, you are mistaken. This servant never colluded with Xia Zhaoyi and His Highness does not favor this servant.”
Hearing her words, Wu Wan was furious again and sneered. “Well, it seems that there is no need for an interrogation since you are not willing to cooperate and tell the truth.”
Her expression turned vicious and, from behind, her Xiao Qizi and Qiao Yun approached Nan Yan.
Nan Yan started panicking. She subconsciously crawled back and declared, “Consort Kang, there are rules in place. You do not have the authority to mete out punishment.”
End of Chapter
Edited By: NoLoliNoLife & Michelicious11