Chapter 83 – Forced to Join the World (2)
Ye Mu stood on her tiptoes and whispered word by word into Ye Li’s ear.
“The Prime Minister is openly supporting the Zhao Emperor on the surface, but I know that the Imperial Concubine Ru that the Prime Minister had sent into the palace is pregnant!”
She continued, “Furthermore, he had asked someone to make a secret diagnosis and found out that this child was definitely a male! Now that His Majesty was ill, the number of people who knew of his illness wasn’t just a few…who wouldn’t have their own ulterior motives? If the news of the Prime Minister protecting this unborn child were to be found out by the Zhao Emperor, does father still think that the residence of Prime Minister will be safe and sound?”
As Ye Li listened to her, the expression in his eyes kept changing.
“And if that’s the case…father wants to kill her daughter, who is willing to help him with her prodigious ability, for the sake of the enemy?!”
Ye Mu’s voice was exceptionally ice-cold when she said the last final words. It even caused Ye Li to become terrified to the point that he broke out in a cold sweat!
He suddenly stood up ramrod straight and fixed his hesitant gaze at Ye Mu, asking somewhat uncertainly, “Who the hell are you?!”
Ye Mu was amused with his words and cheekily replied, “Of course, I’m your daughter! Moreover, I’m your daughter who adores you with all her heart. Yet, you can bear to let your daughter…to suffer these injustices?”
Her eyes swept over Wen Ru’s corpse, and her meaning was clear at a glance. Ye Li’s heart was in turmoil, and he even felt a little fear towards Ye Mu.
However, thinking back to how she had told him that the Emperor was critically ill, how she had gifted him with the ancient treasure, and how she had provided him with a way to get rid of the Prime Minister—he now knew she had indeed been helping him all along!
Thinking about this… Ye Li gradually calmed down.
The Prime Minister’s wife was worried, but she continued to interrogate him sternly, “General, what do you mean by this? Are you trying to cover this little bastard?!”
Ye Li closed his eyes. When he opened them once more, looking at the Prime Minister’s wife again, there wasn’t a shred of fear anymore. If what Ye Mu said was true, then there would be a big show between the Prime Minister and the Zhao Emperor.
If it was fake…Ye Mu was still child, yet she was able to think of such a scheme in the face of danger. It was still also worth it to offend the Prime Minister’s family for her quick mind.
He said resolutely, “There are still some suspicious points regarding the assassination of my wife. Furthermore, this is my family matter. This general needs to investigate carefully so I won’t wrongly accuse a good person and won’t cover up the culprit.”
“So…” The Wen matriarch was so angered by his words that her entire body trembled. She pointed at Ye Li, and only after a long time did she speak again. “So, you’re trying to cover up for her!? You don’t have the slightest hesitation to become enemies with the Prime Minister’s estate?!”
Ye Li also wasn’t a virtuous person. He sneered, “My mother-in-law, I respect you therefore I call you my mother-in-law. Since Wen Ru has left, I want her to leave this world in a decent manner.”
“Are you threatening me?” The Prime Minister’s wife found the ongoing situation hard to believe. “She’s your wife! If this matter were to spread out, would the General’s estate still have any face left?”
Ye Li swept a glance at Ye Mu, whose complexion was a little pale. He had a feeling that something was off, and his tone became impatient. “You think I care about reputation? If the Prime Minister would not interfere in this matter, then my wife will be given a proper burial, and her child will still be my legitimate son for the rest of his life. However, if the Prime Minister does interfere, then the consequences will be dire.”
The Prime Minister’s wife was so angered that her vision went black. If it wasn’t for someone supporting her, she would have fainted on the spot.
“Alright…alright!” She was so furious that she started laughing. Her chest was felt tight that it became painful to breathe and her eyes were brimming with tears.
However, she could only laugh crazily!
“I’ve long heard the rumors that Ye Li was cold-blooded and heartless, but I had always thought that others were exaggerating!” Her voice relayed her grievances and anger, “But my daughter—she’s been married to you for over a decade! And this is what you only did for her in the end…”
Her tears fell and she gritted her teeth and bitterly said, “I wonder if there will be a day where I would risk everything for someone in the future. Since you are so heartless, then from today on, this Prime Minister’s estate will treat it as if we never married this daughter to the Ye residence!”