Chapter 55 – Justice in Every Crime (1)
Ye Zhen stood aside and passed silently as she didn’t wish to disturb Mister Shan. Doing so, she couldn’t help but notice the luscious flowers that bloomed because of her miracle liquid drops.
The servants in the mansion privately told her that the place had good omen. Not only were the flowers and plants fresh, but even the third miss has become more and more lustrous by the day!
“Why don’t you join me?” Mister Shan noticed Ye Zhen sneaking behind his back.
Only then did Ye Zhen came to Mister Shan’s side. “Seeing that Mister Shan is meditating, this miss was afraid to disturb him.”
Mister Shan’s beautiful face flashed a disappointed smile. “The moonlight is good today. I’m just thinking of my old friend.”
“Sir, if you don’t mind, who do you think of?” Ye Zhen asked in a low voice.
He remembered his apprentice whom he deeply cared for and the man who put her into shame until her last breath..
She was no longer in this world.
“I am thinking of my former student.” Mister Shan’s face showed a look of sadness. “A woman who was astounded and brilliant, fell in love with someone she shouldn’t have loved, and died.”
Ye Zhen’s throat tightened.
When she was determined to marry Mo Rongzhan, Mister Shan once persuaded her that Emperor of Qin Dynasty was uncertain and had old grievances with the Ye family. When she married him, she would certainly be not in harmony with her husband.
At that time, how did she answer him? She said that the Emperor Mo Rongzhan had an old grudge with her great uncle, which had nothing to do with her or their house.
Besides, she saved him. As long as he knew who she was, he would not resent her.
She was too naive!
The big house of the Ye family represents the whole Ye clan.
She should’ve known that the great hatred between her great uncle and the Emperor couldn’t be changed by marriage. At that time, her uncle almost broke off his relationship with her father just to protect the family.
Yet, they all died in the end.
“Do you mean…Ye Zhen?” She couldn’t help but ask quietly, concealing the strain her voice the hardest she could.
Mister Shan gave her a light look. “Do you know her?”
“I have heard others say that you were proudest of her. ” Ye Zhen said softly, “They said the Ye family did evil things…so…”
“Ye Yiqing was just an idle person, a man who wouldn’t even hurt a fly! What does the other family member had to do with his brother’s crimes? It was Ye Yisong who has done so many evil deeds against the crown! Why did others had to die with him?” Mister Shan’s voice was somewhat angry.
Ye Yisong was Ye Zhen’s uncle and the most powerful and treacherous court official in the previous dynasty. The first emperor was incompetent and had a great relationship with him.
If Ye Zhen would be asked if she felt mournful of her uncle’s death, she would definitely say no!
She knew that the Ye family, which used to be under the authority of her uncle, had been able to bully others.
Her father and herself persuaded him, but his uncle never took it at heart.
However, Mo Rongzhan wanted to kill Ye Yisong. But Ye Zhen couldn’t understand why he also killed her father and her eldest brother! They were innocents!
Her father had helped Mo Rongzhan, was sparing his life a tad too heavy for an act of gratefulness?
“Sir, even if you feel anger about the late Wang Fei’s miserable end, there’s nothing you can do now.” Ye Zhen smiled wryly in a low voice. “This miss begs you to not mention any of this outside, especially to my family. You might get yourself in trouble.”
No matter how she looked at it, Mister Shan had been a good friend to her. For this, she became afraid for his safety.
She knew what Lu Lingzhi could do if he ever finds out that the teacher knew more about her.
Mister Shan, perceiving her last statement as a threat, looked at her coldly.
“The Ye family might not get its retribution but your Lu family will suffer fate that is just as bitter in the future.”
Ye Zhen looked at Mister Shan in surprise and saw the look of hatred in his eyes for the first time.
T/N : oooohhh…sizzle