It turned out to be like this.
Both of them were working in the court and they knew somethings about some of the princes. However, according to the palace rules, only the Wangfei is the legal wife. As for how many concubines the Wang Ye wanted to marry and who they were, the palace’s Internal Affairs generally would not ask and it was rarely registered in the books.
Therefore, they still did not know this Lady Tong and her brother, Tong Jie.
Moreover, they did not know this man had already caused widespread indignation and resentment.
Nan Yan thought for a moment and then said: “In that case, you just recently said——”
Before she could finish speaking. Unfortunately It happened that a group of young girls and married women saw what was on the stand and they all came running. Jian Ruocheng hurriedly retreated to one side.
When the vendor saw that business was coming, he was too busy greeting customers. Nan Yan stood for a while, then left with Jian Ruocheng.
Two people were walking in the street, listening to the noisy voices around them. It took a long time before Jian Ruocheng spoke.
“It seems that Jing Wang’s brother-in-law has caused some public resentment here.”
“If he were in Jinling, he would have been beheaded.”
Nan Yan uttered in indignation.
She remembered that time when Zhu Feng had killed the general Chen Fu.
Chen Fu was his former general and had achieved meritorious military service. But Zhu Feng had cut off his head for snatching woman from ordinary families and killing them. This Tong Jie was merely the brother of Jing Wang’s concubine and dared to run amok like this.
“You must tell the Emperor about this.”
Jian Ruocheng said, then turned around and asked. “By the way, what else did you want to ask that person?”
“Do you remember that the stall owner also said a word at the beginning?”
Jian Ruocheng frowned slightly, thought for a moment and said: “That is also called war …”
Nan Yan nodded hastily.
“I felt a little wrong when listening to this.”
“There is something wrong.”
“It seems that there is still some inside information about the Yong Province battle reported last time.”
“Shall we go back and tell the Emperor?”
Jian Ruocheng thought for a moment and said:
“It’s still early. Let’s take a walk.”
Therefore, both of them went together, wandering around the small town for a while, inquiring about some news. Seeing that it was time to eat at noon, they returned to the restaurant before.
”However, just as they were walking to the entrance of the restaurant, suddenly, a child ran out from the inside and ran into Nan Yan, almost knocking her down. Jian Ruocheng quickly reached out to hold her.
Nan Yan held her stomach and looked at the child who was knocked to the ground.
An attendant ran out from the inside and shouted angrily:
“Good for you, little thief, I will not kill you today!”
With that, he took off his shoes and slapped the child with them.
Jian Roucheng hurried to say. “Stop it, what’s going on?”
As soon as the attendant saw that they were people who were out of the ordinary, he hurriedly smiled apologetically.
“Two distinguished guests, this boy is a thief. He came to the kitchen to steal things. I, this little one was teaching him a lesson.”
Nan Yan looked down. The child was only about ten years old, dark and thin with tattered clothes. He was holding a steamed bun tightly in his hand curled up on the ground, holding his head like a little mouse.
Nan Yan looked at him pitifully and was about to say something when she heard Jian Ruocheng beside her saying:
“Okay, beat him.”
She paused for a moment, then looked back, and saw him wearing a straight face. The attendant was also stunned:
“You, beat him.”
Jian Ruocheng repeated it again.
The attendant also didn’t know why, but he picked up his shoes and slapped the child.
End of Chapter