Chapter 10 – What Do You Want to Do (1)
When she said that, everyone else showed a look as if they were expecting it. So, that’s the real reason for the young lady’s earlier actions. Besides, how could the young lady suddenly change temperament and be nice to people in just a short time? It seems the original intention was to actually train them to be her own men…
Meanwhile, more than two hours was enough for Ye Li to obtain the news from Official Liu.
It has been leaked that the emperor secretly summoned an imperial physician last night, and that imperial physician had mysteriously died in a violent way the coming morning. If it was a peaceful time, such news wouldn’t be alerting. Even more so, with the current chaotic warring states Period** where human life was considered the least valuable—no one will pay attention to the death of an imperial physician. However, if one was to combine it with Ye Mu’s phrase ‘the emperor is critically ill’, it was something major to think about.
**T/N: The Warring States period (Chinese: 戰國時代; pinyin: Zhànguó Shídài) was an era in ancient Chinese history characterized by warfare, as well as bureaucratic and military reforms and consolidation.
Is it true that the emperor was seriously ill? Otherwise, why would the imperial physician be secretly executed?
In his letter, Official Liu thanked him profusely. He said, if Ye Mu hadn’t told everyone the news, he would have still been passive until this time
Ye Li cared more about who the man in black was. Moreover, why wasn’t he the one told of this breaking news? Instead, he wanted to spread the news by using a small child like Ye Mu. What was true his objective?
With all kinds of doubts and precautions, Ye Li called for Ye Mu to come over.
At this time, Ye Mu had calmed down a lot. Ye Li’s men even came to bring her a message secretly in the evening. This level of caution means that Ye Li wouldn’t punish her for her defiance last night—this also means that she had gambled right. The emperor was truly in danger! Thus, without waiting for another second, she went gladly.
Ye Mu showed a respectful salute the moment she came in. Everyone in the Ye family is afraid of him, even the original Ye Mu too. Therefore, she pretended to be scared just by his mere presence.
“En.” In the candlelight, Ye Li was reading through some documents. When he saw her child he now considered ‘clever’, he called to her in an amiable voice.
“What happened to the emperor…” He paused and observed the expression on Ye Mu’s face, but he only saw Ye Mu looking at him expectantly, anxious for his next words.
“What happened to the emperor was proven true. You did a good job! You promptly told father this news. So…father will reward you! Speak child, what do you want?”
As if a heavy burden had been lifted off Ye Mu’s heart, she faked her giddiness and said, “Father, I’m only very glad to have helped you! Mu’er does not need a reward, but if you can, can you give me some first-rate medicine for wounds?”
Hearing this, Ye Li’s eyebrows creased immediately. He thought of the events last night and said with some displeasure, “Don’t tell me it’s for that little slave?”
Ye Mu nodded in reply, “Indeed! That guy is untamed—I must tame him! But I’m afraid I’ll kill him easily if I’m too ruthless. That’s why, I want some good medicine to make him die slowly!”
When she said this, her eyes were extraordinarily devious, tossing her original cordial expression to the back. Upon seeing this, Ye Li was satisfied and smiled, “Alright, Father will give you a few bottles of medicine bestowed by the emperor himself. For this kind of disobedient person, just give him some strength until the time comes, he would only wish for death. Do a good job and be like father!”
Ye Mu was also laughing wickedly on one side, but she thought to herself: it is no wonder that the Ye family was done for. When the children were brought up in this way, could they really escape retribution from the heavens, better yet—of those they had trampled on?
After achieving his purpose to interrogate his daughter, Ye Li sternly told her not to speak a word about the emperor being critically ill. Consequently, he had already ordered his men to silence other parties inside the residence. And as a parting remark, he told her to supervise the two slaves well and to not talk nonsense.
Ye Mu had a worrying guess, if not for the death of countless people leading to suspicion, Ye Li would perhaps clean the place of insiders throughout—including her.
In front of a ruthless man, she had to be extra careful.