Chapter 90 – Entering a Prison (1)
When he reached the gates to the general’s manor, he dispersed his people and knocked on the gate alone. The moment the gatekeeper opened the door and saw him, he was somewhat surprised.
“Pass the information that I want to see General Ye Li!”
The gatekeeper was frightened by Mo Linyuan’s imposing manner and went to spread the news without saying anything.
Wen Feng who was hiding in the dark thought that replacing Official Liu would have been a risky move. And the crown prince had planned to stay in the Liu Residence for a while longer, but all of this was changed because of a girl named Ye Mu who was in danger.
To alter his plans for someone—what kind of girl was she?
Meanwhile, Ye Mu had finally made it to the end of the banquet without a fiasco happening. However, when everyone left one by one, the Imperial Consort Rou, who had been accompanying the emperor, suddenly sent someone to stop her.
“Young lady Ye, is it? Please wait a moment, our imperial consort has invited you.”
Ye Mu turned around and discovered that not only had they kept her, but there was also another girl who had stay behind; this girl only looked to be about ten years old.
Since she couldn’t bring her servant girl with her, Ye Mu let little Qiu stay behind. She braced herself and followed the palace maid, making winding detours. In the end, they arrived at a heavily guarded imperial garden with Imperial Consort Rou and the Emperor inside.
“All of you should go. The imperial consort is waiting for you!”
The ten-year-old girl lowered her head and obediently walked over. Ye Mu paused for a moment before walking over as well.
There was the fragrance of sandalwood lingering in the air outside the pavilion. The pavilion was covered by a curtain; therefore it was difficult to see the emperor and what he was eating inside.
After he finished consuming it, Consort Rou, who had been accompanying the emperor, walked out. She looked at the two girls who were waiting outside and smiled sinisterly. “Little girl, do you know why no one else is staying behind other than you?”
Ye Mu did not say anything, but the little girl beside her shook her head and timidly answered, “This servant…doesn’t know.”
Consort Rou smiled proudly. “Why are you so afraid? To tell you the truth—your best days are coming. Do you know what His Majesty fancies recently? His majesty likes girls like you the most! When you have served His Majesty well, you shall not miss your good fortune!”
She had said it so straightforwardly—she wanted them to offer their lives?!
Ye Mu was startled and hastily said, “Esteemed imperial concubine, could there be a mistake somewhere? I am my father’s most beloved daughter, not an ordinary concubine-born daughter!”
Could it be that they were not afraid of Ye Li and dared to wantonly harm her life?
“You really think he doesn’t know?”
She narrowed her eyes and sized up Ye Mu like a poisonous snake, “I originally thought that Ye Li regarded you highly and didn’t hesitate to make an enemy out of the Prime Minister’s Estate for your sake. Unexpectedly, as long as His Majesty asks for it, he will offer it up with both hands. You can only blame yourself for offending my Prime Minister’s estate!”
The gloomier her smile was, the more the girl beside Ye Mu trembled. Then…she had been sold by Ye Li?
Meanwhile, inside the genera’s manor, Ye Li was looking at the youth before him in shock, “You actually came back alive? Moreover, you are not a mute?!”
That piece of flesh…Ye Mu was lying to me again!
“I may not be a mute as you initially believed, but I’ve always been working faithfully for you. Now that I’ve helped you get the map; how would you treat Ye Mu?”
Ye Li’s expression changed a few times as he said furiously, “Ye Mu lied to me! I don’t know who she is, but she tricked me into thinking that the emperor was in critical danger. But the emperor is fine and I almost got exposed!”