Chapter 43 – Lamentations (2)
Ye Li rubbed his forehead, a growing headache imminent. He felt that something was off. “Then you shouldn’t have let your people threaten me! The Zhao Emperor is in the mansion. If you are not careful, our Ye Family will be destroyed! You are really…” He trails off in frustration.
“Father!” Ye Mu loudly interrupted him, “If not for Zhao Emperor, would I have ended up like this? If I didn’t threaten you, will you stop caring about the Zhao Emperor for your daughter?”
Her pair of big eyes stared fixedly at him, with tears in them that seemed about to fall, making her look extremely fragile. “If it wasn’t for Aji, your daughter would have died today! If you want to kill him, you might as well kill me too! Because I know, without him, no one in this house will fight so hard for me anymore! Rather than dying in the hands of others in the future, it would be better to just die clean and fast now!”
After she finished speaking, she laid on her arms and began to weep loudly. Her entire body shook as if she was in pain, and her cries rose in octave until she her voice became hoarse. Anyone could hear her feelings of being wronged loud and clear—it was something that anyone who heard it would not be able to bear.
That voice made Mo Linyuan’s heart ache! His eyes gradually turned red, and his heart felt like it was being blocked by something; he felt extremely uncomfortable.
He only hated that he couldn’t speak up to soothe her grievings, so he could only carefully press his hand on her shoulder, offering silent comfort.
A knot had been formed between Ye Li’s brows. An emotion he had never experienced before made him irritable, but he felt that he couldn’t become even more fierce. Even if he was angry, he wouldn’t be able to get angry now that Ye Mu was like this.
After a long time, Ye Li finally patted Ye Mu’s back.
“Don’t cry! I…I won’t kill him! But are you sure you really didn’t take anything else? Hmm?!”
“No!” Ye Mu raised her head and angrily said, “If I say no, then it’s a no! Do you want to search me?!”
“You little thing!” Ye Li was angered to the point that he laughed instead. “You aren’t big, but your disposition is!”
No one had ever dared to speak like that in front of him!
Ye Li hesitated for a moment before saying, “All right, I won’t kill him. However, Official Liu likes him and has repeatedly asked for him. What do you think I should do?”
When Ye Mu heard this, her heart skipped a beat, but she immediately thought of something else as she rolled her eyes.
“Father… Official Liu is a popular person in the palace. The reason you’re on good terms with him is because you want to get something from him, isn’t that right?”
Ye Li’s originally smiling face stiffened as he earnestly sized up Ye Mu’s pale but calculating face. Recently, he felt that his daughter was extraordinary, and it wouldn’t be excessive to even call her a child prodigy.
“Oh? Can you take a guess on what I want?” He said, testing her.
He actually admitted it!
Ye Mu slightly curled her lips. This book, apart from being an autobiography, could also be considered a history book, so not only did Ye Mu know what Ye Li wanted to do, she also knew how the Ye family would be destroyed in the end.
“This daughter has a guess that it should be something like a…military deployment. As the most trusted person in His Majesty’s side, Official Liu definitely has information about the Imperial Guards in his hands, right? Father, am I right?”
This time, Ye Li was not only shocked! He even felt a tinge of fear as he looked seriously at Ye Mu.
“Mu’er, how did you know of this matter? Why are you bringing it up?”
Ye Mu glanced at Mo Linyuan. After a moment of hesitation, she made up her mind.
“I want my father to reject Official Liu first and keep him in suspense. After the time is ripe, I will personally send someone to guide Aji to Official Liu’s mansion as a spy and then steal the information you want.”
When she said those words, not only was it Ye Li, but even Mo Linyuan raised his eyes to stare fixedly at her. However, his gaze was not of shock or disappointment. Rather, he did not understand why she would do such a thing.
Ye Li went silent at this. Because of his ambition, anyone who entered the General’s Estate would either sign a death contract or become a slave. In other words, unless they died, they would never be able to leave.