“What? Spare your life? I don’t understand.”
“Who said anything about taking your life? This is just a friendly visit. I am curious about one thing; who is it that gave you your red coral bracelet?”
Nan Yan looked up and caught Imperial Concubine An’s eyes that were focused on her despite the darkness.
Hearing her words, some of the uneasiness Nan Yan had felt since earlier was dispelled. It would seem that there was room for discussion.
“This servant’s red coral bracelet—This servant will only tell Her Highness.”
“However, once I do, I will be found innocent, and Her Highness will start looking again for a culprit. I’m afraid that by then, the person in possession of the missing bracelet will have a bad outcome…”
Gao Yu Rong flew into a rage. “You dare to threaten me!?”
“This servant does not dare”
Nan Yan decisively stood up to confront her, but had no choice to steady herself by holding the bedpost firmly. Despite her best efforts, her brave front was betrayed by her sickly face and weakened body, yet she still managed calmly counter, “However, this servant was left no choice.”
“This servant is willing to do anything to preserve her small life.”
“Imperial Concubine An shouldn’t gamble her position just to take this servant’s life.”
Gao Yu Rong was stunned by her words.
Originally, she thought that this woman was just a lowly servant. To Consort Kang and Imperial Concubine An, people like her have never been worth of notice as they could easily be stomped on. Yet, back in Shou An Palace, Si Nan Yan shocked everyone when she vehemently argued with Her Highness.
In fact, just earlier this afternoon, she had been bewildered again by the woman in front of her when Consort Kang had returned from visiting Nan Yan in a fit of rage, claiming that she had not managed to make her yield. Only now did she understand that they had greatly underestimated this woman.
However, it wasn’t as if there was no way to deal with her. In fact, quietly getting rid of Nan Yan would not be impossible. Such methods had been carried out many times before against beauties sent to Yan Palace.
Back then, it was easy to dispose of those wenches, because Wang Yan didn’t care at all. Only, if this time by chance Nan Yan’s bracelet had been bestowed to her by His Highness…
Both person stood in silence for a long time, cloaked in darkness.
Gao Yu Rong broke the silence first. “What if Xia Zhaoyi’s missing coral bracelet is miraculously found in Shou An Palace?”
Nan Yan took a deep breath and replied, “Then, the Heavens would have taken pity on this lowly servant and cleared her name.”
“And what about this concubine?”
Nan Yan remained silent for a while.
This was an unusual question to ask. Nan Yan pondered on it for a while. A gust of cold wind had come blowing from the door and caused her to quiver slightly when she was suddenly struck with inspiration.
“This servant doesn’t understand Imperial Concubine An’s meaning. From the beginning, this matter never had anything to do with Imperial Concubine An,” she earnestly answered.
This time, it was Gao Yu Rong’s turn to remain quiet. In the dark, she slowly took a step forward and studied Nan Yan’s bright eyes.
After a long time, she said, “Well, I like dealing with smart people,”
“You better not disappoint me,” she warned before stepping out of the room.what did you say same thing as you do.”
Not even a moment later, Xiu’er carried the lantern away and took with her its faint light until the two figures disappeared from the desolate courtyard.
Nan Yan who was standing in the middle of the room, finally felt relieved.
However, when she looked out the window, the murky sky hung over her eyes and her heart like a fog
.Will I have a good day tomorrow?
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