Is the Emperor Trying to Obtain Forced Confession
This is the first time Bai Yu Chen speaks to Yan Ruyu without any pretense. He is the master of the entire palace, if he says you live, you will live. If he wants you dead, there will be no way for you to avoid death.
Yan Ruyu fall to the floor, looking at Bai Yu Chen’s distant back. Just now, he told her that she was the one who had done something she shouldn’t do, and that he can favor her yet can also kills her!
She finally believes the saying that monarchs are heartless, even more so the harem. Bai Yu Chen was only using her but she mistook it as real affection. Everything was just wishful thinking on her part! But Yan Ruyu is a person who will never turn once she set her mind on something. She already fell for Bai Yu Chen and has already set her eyes on the empress’ position. Even if she has to go through mountain of blades and sea of fire to get what she wants, she will do it!
She bite her teeth and force herself to stand up. Don’t know when the face has turned ice cold. She wipe her tears and laughs coldly. “Bai Yu Chen, I will definitely get your heart. If I can’t get it, nobody else can get it either!”
Inside the Feng Qi Palace, Xue Wu has long been restless. Her mistress was accused of poisoning the grand empress dowager. Impossible, her mistress must have been framed by other people!
“Shui Tian, you must think of a way! Mistress has been sent to the dungeon, I heard people who ends up there usually dies…”
“Xue Wu, do you trust Mistress?” Shui Tian helplessly cut off Xue Wu’s unceasing rambling. He believes their Mistress would never poison anyone, but You Xiang can only be found in Mu Kingdom so things got really difficult.
“Of course I do, but we’re talking about the dungeon here!”
“I will try to find ways for us to see Mistress, but you must not be impulsive. Since we can’t help Mistress, we must not make things hard for her.”
Xue Wu nods. Right now, Shui Tian is the only person she can depends on. Both of them no longer speaks, pacing in the courtyard.
“Shui Tian, stop pacing! You makes my head dizzy!”
“Then what are you pacing for? You make me dizzy as well!” Shui Tian stop pacing and heads back to Xue Wu. Xue Wu suddenly realize that she too had been pacing non-stop.
Just as Shui Tian was about to speak, Bai Yu Chen steps into Feng Qi Palace. Shui Tian and Xue Wu quickly kneels on the ground.
“There is no need to think of a way anymore. Zhen will bring you two to your Mistress now.” Such cold and emotionless word, the two exchange looks on the way there, knowing that the visit to the dungeon will not be as simple as merely seeing their mistress. They must not complicate things for her.
The night has come, the dungeon gets even darker. The air is filled with a rotten stench, Xia Hou Shang Yue cough softly.
“Such unbearable smell isn’t it? There have been a lot of people who died here, and there are a lot that are rotting here. Perhaps, my own body will be rotting here in the near future.” Consort Yu quietly says. In the night, her voice sounds particularly eerie and strange. Even though Xia Hou Shang Yue knows that it was her who just spoke, she can’t help but to shudder.
She does not speak, and does not want to speak. She does not even know what to speak of anymore. She just leans on the wall while closing her eyes, hoping that Xue Wu and Shui Tian are just fine.
The sound of the dungeon’s main gate opening reaches the ears of the two people. Xia Hou Shang Yue does not open her eyes. The person who enters just now must be the eunuch in charge of the dungeon, he must be here to punish her.
Perhaps she too will soon become a human-swine like Consort Yu. An existence that is worse than death, while having to bear Bai Yu Chen’s punishment.
“Mistress!” At the sound of Xue Wu’s voice, Xia Hou Shang Yue immediately opens her eyes. The first thing she sees is Bai Yu Chen’s unfathomable pair of eyes. Shui Tian and Xue Wu stands in the dungeon, seeing Xia Hou Shang Yue just fine relieves them both.
“Your Majesty?” Consort Yu’s mumbles in surprise. Bai Yu Chen frowns and the moment he sees her, his lips smiles in a mocking manner. That smile is as malevolent as a dark night.
“Didn’t think you will still be alive. Alright, zhen will send you off your merry way tonight.”
Before Consort Yu even gets to reply, Bai Yu Chen pulls a sword from Shui Tian’s hands. The blade pierces through her heart. A relieved smile can be seen in Consort Yu’s face. Perhaps this is the best ending for her; to die in the hands of the man she loves.
“Did you know she was still in love with you all these while, why must you kill her with your own hands?” Xia Hou Shang Yue asks in anger, anger for the pitiful Consort Yu and anger at the ruthless Bai Yu Chen. Bai Yu Chen pulls up Xia Hou Shang Yue who has been sitting on the floor.
“Love? In zhen’s heart, there has never been love for anyone. She is just a chess piece from Ye Family that zhen has gotten rid of.” Such ruthless words, Bai Yu Chen kicks away whatever remains of Consort Yu’s body and stares down Xia Hou Shang Yue coldly.
“Take her to the torture chamber!”
The torture chamber has a lot of torturing tools, Xia Hou Shang Yue is tied to a pillar. Xue Wu and Shui Tian are tied along with her. Bai Yu Chen is holding a peculiar kind of blade as he stands in front of the three.
“Xia Hou Shang Yue, Imperial Grandmother has always defended you. Who would’ve thought you would have the heart to poison her!”
Xia Hou Shang Yue smiles coldly, if she really wants to poison her, she wouldn’t have called the imperial physicians. She wouldn’t have left so many evidences that can be used against her as well.
She is not stupid, harming other people will also harm herself. She wouldn’t have done it.
“If I tell you I didn’t do it, will you believe me? If I really did it, will I leave so many hints that points everything back to myself and gives you the opportunity to do the things you are doing right now?”
Bai Yu Chen froze for a moment, then grabs Xia Hou Shang Yue’s chin with a cold sneer. “Don’t ever think you will be able to muddle things up just because you’re eloquent. The sour plum cake was made by you, You Xiang was you Mu people’s poison, if it’s not you then who else? From the look of it, zhen will have to torture it out of you.”
“Is Your Majesty trying to force a confession from torture?” Xia Hou Shang Yue’s heart once again denies what Bai Yu Xuan said, Bai Yu Chen is innocent? What a big joke! If people like him are considered innocent, there will be no evil in this entire world.
A woman loved him so much, but he has the heart to call her a chess piece. She too is a chess piece to him. A cold smile forms on Xia Hou Shang Yue’s face.
“Since Your Majesty does not believe chenqie, feel free to use punishment.”
Bai Yu Chen let go of Xia Hou Shang Yue’s chin and toys with the blade in his hand. A cruel smile hangs in his lips, she is too self-righteous. Is it that great to be Mu Kingdom’s princess?
This is the Yue Kingdom, everybody’s life and death is in his hands, Bai Yu Chen will not tolerate a woman threatening him!
“Don’t ever think zhen will not do it. Alright, today, zhen will show you what it’s like to have an existence that is worse than death!”
Translator’s Note: What the hell is wrong with that guy!!!! Consort Yu! TT
The main image is Bai Yu Xuan btw, or Gong Sun Jin. I refuse to put up Bai Yu Chen!
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