Aijia Trusts Yue Er and the People She Brought With Her
The Ci Ning Palace is brightly lit but quiet.
The grand empress dowager is leaning on the head of the bed, her phoenix eyes closed tight. The moment she woke up, she heard about Xia Hou Shang Yue getting sent to the dungeon for poisoning her. She knows how scary the dungeon can be, she also knows about the complication of the hearts between Bai Yu Chen and Xia Hou Shang Yue, so she immediately ordered people to inform Bai Yu Chen.
“Imperial grandmother, do you think Imperial Sister-in-law is the one who did it?” Bai Yu Xuan asks as he place a bowl of medicine in front of the grand empress dowager. No matter how he thinks about it, he didn’t think Xia Hou Shang Yue will be the one who did it.
Such a cold yet brilliant woman, how can she lower herself and do something as stupid as poisoning other people? But the You Xiang in the cake and the origins of You Xiang makes it hard for people to believe her.
Even so, Bai Yu Xuan simply does not believe it was her. There is no reason, he just feels that way.
“You tell aijia first, do you think it’s her?”
The grand empress dowager already drinks the medicine, the color of her face turns better. Even her entire person feels invigorated. She smiles at him as she asks him that.
Throughout the entire royal family, the people the grand empress dowager like the most are Bai Yu Chen and Bai Yu Xuan. The two people fought violently for the throne back then, even if she was not was not willing to, she announced the previous emperor’s will.
Lucky Bai Yu Xuan was willing to relent. Ever since Bai Yu Chen sits on the throne, Bai Yu Xuan has been incessantly supporting him. In the end, the Yue Kingdom gets stronger and stronger.
Bai Yu Xuan does now know what she is thinking. He thinks for a while before he looks up to her smiling eyes.
“I don’t think Imperial Sister-in-law is that kind of person. Even though we don’t know each other that well, but ever since that day when Imperial Brother publicly humiliates her and she could still calmly spoke for his behalf, I don’t think she is the kind that will do such a thing. Besides, if she really did it, she only needs to call for the physicians a little later and imperial grandmother and Xun Er would both be dead. Also, if she really did it, she would not have left so many hints that leads directly to her.”
“Seventh, zhen told you, mind your position. There are things you can or cannot say.” Bai Yu Chen’s face is cold and when he looks at Bai Yu Xuan, a murderous aura flashes in his eyes. Xia Hou Shang Yue is his empress, if she did not do it, these words should have been said by him.
What surprises Bai Yu Xuan isn’t Bai Yu Chen’s attitude, but that murderous look on his eyes. So many years has passed, is he still hung up over their battle for the throne back then?
“Chen Er, aijia was the one who asked him about his opinion. You don’t have to display that expression the moment you walk in.” The grand empress dowager speaks up for Bai Yu Xuan. There is that kind smile on her face, as though she was never poisoned.
Her grandson’s heart must have been moved by Yue Er! That’s why he was so affected by how Bai Yu Xuan spoke for her. Her heart is secretly rejoiced.
“Imperial grandmother, how do you feel? Do we need to call physicians to check on you?”
Bai Yu Chen, the third prince was not the son of the previous empress. He was the son of Consort Li who had passed away long ago. Rumors had it that Consort Li was benevolence and filial. Inside the palace, she not only obtained the emperor’s favor, the empress and the other concubines were also singing praises for her.
But rumors were only rumors. She was a consort that only lives in the form of rumors. After giving birth to Bai Yu Chen, her weak body was exposed to cold and in the end, she died.
The previous emperor was saddened by her death for one year.
“Aijia is fine. Chen Er, tell me honestly, do you think Yue Er was the one who put the poison?”
Bai Yu Chen sits on a chair, his hand tapping on the armrest non-stop. He frowns, he actually agrees with what Xia Hou Shang Yue said. If she really wants to poison someone, with her intelligence, she definitely would not have left so many evidences to give him the chance to humiliate her.
But everything must be based on evidence. All the evidences right now points towards her. Even if he does not look into it, this matter will definitely not escape the ministers. There are a lot of people who are not happy with this political marriage on the first place. If he does not deal with this, those ministers will never stop.
“Don’t worry about this, imperial grandmother. Zhen will handle this.”
The grand empress dowager takes back her smile and look at Bai Yu Chen and Bai Yu Xuan seriously.
“The Seventh asked aijia just now, if aijia believes in Yue Er. Aijia asked him back and he said he don’t believe Yue Er is the kind that will poison people. Chen Er, aijia knows you are not satisfied with this political marriage. What aijia wants to tell you is, even if you don’t marry Xia Hou Shang Yue, you will still have a political marriage with the daughter of one of your officials. In the royal family, marriage has always been a tool for power and politic, just like when your imperial grandfather married aijia. He too did not have a choice.” The grand empress dowager calmly says. The two did not say anything and merely listens, especially Bai Yu Chen who is frowning heavily. What he cares for is not this political marriage, but her status as the Mu Kingdom’s princess. Mu Kingdom was the enemy that killed his imperial father, how could he treat her with an open heart.
He thinks back to Xia Hou Shang Yue’s beautiful face that can ruin a kingdom. Had she not been a Mu Princess, they probably wouldn’t have reached this predicament. Like that night when she used a scissor to injure herself just so others won’t find out they haven’t sleep together.
“Chen Er, if Yue Er really wants to poison someone, it wouldn’t be me. What use is my life to her? Aijia is just an old woman, even if aijia dies, it wouldn’t affect Yue Kingdom. If she wants to poison someone, it would be you! Your death will be the biggest blow to Yue Kingdom! Chen Er, what grandmother wants to tell is Yue Er is a good child. If you can overlook your hatred towards her and try to live in peace with her, it will definitely be beneficial to you! If you are not satisfied with this marriage, tell aijia! Which family’s daughter do you like, aijia will select her to enter the palace!”
“Imperial grandmother, zhen…. does not want to get more concubines.” Bai Yu Chen does not particularly like woman because in his memory, there is an absolutely beautiful shadow that is unsurpassable by human, a shadow that affects his feelings for women.
“Since you don’t want to add concubines, aijia will let it be. But let aijia tell you my stance in this poisoning matter, aijia believes in Yue Er, and also believes in the people Yue Er brought with her. Aijia wants them safe.”
Hearing the grand empress dowager, Bai Yu Xuan smiles. She will be fine! As long as she’s okay, everything else is good. Bai Yu Chen noticed Bai Yu Xuan’s expression and a murderous feeling flashes once more in his eyes.
“Zhen knows what to do.”