Chapter 81 – To Pressure One Another With Death (2)
“RU’ER!” The Wen Matriarch screamed in horror.
The moment Wen Ru fell limp to the ground next to a stunned Ye Mu, her mother ran in and cradled her blood-stained body in her arms.
At this time, Wen Ru’s breath was weakening as she tightly held onto her mother’s hand. She said with some difficulty, “It’s her…she wanted to kill me…because….I killed her mother.”
Ye Li was only able to come inside the room after a while, “What’s going on?!”
The moment Wen Ru saw Ye Li, her tears immediately began to fall.
“General, general…” She choked, covered in blood and looking so forlorn. “I rea-really didn’t betray you…it was…It was her! She..framed me!”
Wen Ru extended her hand towards Ye Li.
“For ten years….we were husband and wife…General, I am willing to use my life to prove…my..innocen…” Her last words trailed off.
Ye Li’s gaze sharpened with every word, but without giving him time to process things, Wen Ru’s hand had drooped down in the next second. The prime minister’s wife hugged her corpse and wailed loudly!
“Ru’er! How can you be so stupid! Mother knows that you’re innocent. Mother knows that too!”
Ye Mu, awakened from her initial shock, was forced to take two steps back by the loud noises coming from the people surrounding her. She loosened her grip on the dagger, and it fell to the ground in a clattering noise.
Seeing the bloodstained dagger, a woman beside the prime minister’s wife pointed at her and shouted, “Quick, grab her! The crime of assassinating the madam is a crime worthy of death, and she cannot be let off!”
Once she finished speaking, the surrounding people wanted to move, but Ye Li was quick to step forward, “Stop!”
Inside the general’s estate, the Wen family didn’t dare to act rashly. Therefore, the Wen matriarch could only raise her head and indignantly said, “Could it be that the general wants to shield this murderer?” Her voice rose to a seething tone as she declared, “You want to become enemies with my house for a concubine?!”
“I didn’t kill anyone.”
Ye Mu suddenly spoke up and everyone’s gaze fell on her. They were fuming and untrustful, but the more disadvantageous the situation was, the calmer she became.
With a rigid face, she repeated her words in a louder and clear voice, “I didn’t kill anyone!”
“Nonsense!” The Wen matriarch shakily pointed at her with bloodshot eyes, “Ru’er said that you killed her because you wanted to avenge your mother!”
She spat, “How can a mere concubine compare to my daughter’s life? It’s fine if you slander my daughter’s innocence, but you took her life instead! I’ll send someone to arrest you right now! ”
Ye Mu knew that if she didn’t say it now, she wouldn’t have the chance to argue later on. Hence, she shouted loudly.
“She committed suicide! It was far from her seat. She had obviously been stabbed while standing, and I wasn’t even as tall as her legs. How could I have stabbed her in the chest?”
She pointed out the cold facts in an assured tone, “Furthermore, a human’s wound from suicide would just be a straight cut to the gut. If I’m going to stab her, it should have been a vertical cut! As for why she wanted to frame me—I don’t have to say anything.”
“What a sharp tongue!”
The Wen matriarch carefully handed over Wen Ru’s corpse to the people beside her and stood up, incensed. She approached Ye Mu, rage seething from her every step.
“Are you saying that my daughter framed you? Who do you think you are? You’d use her suicide as an excuse?! ”
Ye Mu raised her head and looked at her without the slightest fear, “She was afraid that I would act against her child because she knew that the end result of her visit to the temple had already decided her fate. She was afraid that she would be abandoned, afraid that her child would be reduced to nothing. She mistakenly thought that I was the one who harmed her. She did not have the heart to repent even after she died!”
“Shut up!” The Prime Minister’s wife reached for Ye Mu’s collar with her sharp fingernails!
Easily like that, Ye Mu had nakedly exposed Wen Ru’s true motive, which caused her to be so livid that her entire body began to tremble!
Her daughter had risked her life to protect her reputation. She definitely wouldn’t allow anyone to sully it!
“No matter how you quibble, as a concubine, we will see you your death for sure!”
She stretched out her hand to throw Ye Mu beside, but then she got up and said to Ye Li, “If the general doesn’t want to deal with this matter, then this madam doesn’t mind taking her to the Imperial Court. I ask for your just decision!”