Chapter 36: Needing a Godly Assistant
Based on what Lan Wei said, Fu Yujun and Mo Qi had already been together for the past two days? Lan Wei watched their lovey dovey appearance the entire time?
That was impossible. Ling Xiao vetoed this in his mind. Lan Wei regarded Mo Qi so heavily, how could he bear to let Mo Qi and Fu Yujun be lovey dovey…
Thinking this far, Ling Xiao suddenly paused as the scene of when Mo Qi and Fu Yujun were embracing played in his mind. At that time, Lan Wei was hiding behind him… but he didn’t rush in like he couldn’t bear it…
Ling Xiao began to contemplate it.
These past two days, something unknown to him must have happened to Lan Wei.
As random ideas churned in Ling Xiao’s mind, Lan Wei was unaware of Ling Xiao’s chaotic thoughts.
Suddenly, he said, “Mo Qi has already tied herself to Fu Yujun…”
When Lan Wei said it, his eyes were full of dense hatred. He really had used up all of his strength to love Mo Qi, but Mo Qi wasn’t loyal, honest, righteous, or sincere. No matter which aspect of her, she was not the Mo Qi he knew. Lan Wei finally knew that he had been lied to.
He, too, had once gripped his sword tightly, wanting to take revenge for the lies, betrayal, and exploitation he went through, but…
At this time, Lan Wei’s mind was exceptionally clear. He understood that he could not kill someone in the palace. As the Prime Minister Household had already lost power, he couldn’t do anything more to drag his family down.
However, he wasn’t resigned to leave just like this. As a result, he had stayed for two days and was suddenly clear on a lot of things. On top of that, he had scouted around a lot…
Thinking of that, Lan Wei stated, “Fu Yujun is going to use an excuse to ask the Emperor out on a walk and have him pass by the Cold palace, so that Mo Qi can try to attract the Emperor’s attention. Fu Yujun also plans to use the opportunity to ask the Emperor for her hand in marriage. If this plan succeeds, Mo Qi will separate herself from the Cold Palace and become someone Fu Yujun will protect.”
“In other words, if they succeed, then you will never have the chance to go against Mo Qi after tomorrow. Your acupuncture point will also naturally undo itself.” Lan Wei glanced at Ling Xiao and said.
Ling Xiao widen his eyes in shock, Lan Wei… he still chose to protect Mo Qi?
Out of the question, he couldn’t let Mo Qi free herself.
Ling Xiao gritted his teeth and struggled to move, but his body refused to respond.
Ling Xiao bit his lower lip tightly, glaring hatefully at Lan Wei.
If he couldn’t kill Mo Qi, then what use was his revival!
With Ling Xiao in front of him, his rage and vengeful eyes glaring at him like a small animal that had sustained an injury and was also whimpering in an attempt to get out of a basket. Lan Wei’s heart shook, and he attempted a few more persuasions, “You don’t have to react so badly, the Emperor is clear about everything. He won’t tolerate Mo Qi. You don’t need to make the Emperor unhappy by going so far as to sacrifice your own life.
Lan Wei had also thought clearly on this. Mo Qi would reap what she had sown sooner or later; he simply did not need to do anything. If he did something and implicated his father, then it wouldn’t be worth it.
Ling Xiao only rolled his eyes when he heard that. If the Emperor was that predictable, then would Mo Qi live until now?
Ling Xiao’s face full of disdain caused Lan Wei’s heart to drop.
He reached out again, poking a few more spots, and Ling Xiao felt a burst of sleepiness.
Ling Xiao tried to keep his eyes open, but he could only vaguely make out Lan Wei’s figure. He frowned, wondering why he was suddenly sleepy, when he heard Lan Wei’s voice by his ear.
“I poked your sleep point, so sleep. When you wake up tomorrow, everything will be over. Don’t blame me for this. This Young Master is going to leave now and just hopes that, when I return to the palace you will not have been reduced to a pile of bones.”
Ling Xiao shook his head, trying to forcefully clear it, but it was ineffective. Seeing that, Lan Wei sighed and turned away, “Don’t struggle, just sleep… Live well. Wait for me to come back, I still have something to ask you… why did you…”
Ling Xiao did not hear the words after that clearly, as he could no longer fight against the sleepiness and fell asleep.
The next day, when he woke up, his room was already clear of any hint of Lan Wei’s figure. Ling Xiao got up in surprise and ran out, frightening the maids and eunuchs outside who were on watch.
Ling Xiao frowned and looked all around, pulling a maid in passing and asking “Let me ask you, yesterday night when the Emperor and Fu Yujun were together, did Mo Qi…”
Speaking to this point, Ling Xiao paused and knitted his brows. If he asked like this, it would be obvious that he paid a lot of attention to Mo Qi. With so many people present, if something was passed into the Emperor’s ears, then it would be terrible.
Ling Xiao closed his lips tightly and released the little maid.
He really was too rushed… Ling Xiao closed his eyes, forcing himself to clear his mind.
As soon as she was released, the maid immediately fell to the ground, kneeling and shivering with fear.
“What is going on?” a voice suddenly came from the entrance, and Ling Xiao glanced over.
Dressed in eunuch clothing, a horsetail whisk in his hand, and a delicate face full of craftiness, it was Xiao Lizi, who had already been by the Emperor’s side for many days. Seeing that it was him, Ling Xiao raised an eyebrow.
Xiao Lizi also saw Ling Xiao and promptly bent his waist, walking before Ling Xiao and saluting.
Ling Xiao casually glanced at him, then turned back and returned to his room. Xiao Lizi followed him, acting like his lackey.
Ling Xiao entered his room and sat by the bedside. Meanwhile, Xiao Lizi bent his waist and waited in front of him. Seeing Ling Xiao’s bare feet, he knelt down to help him put on his shoes. Ling Xiao simply leaned against the bed and let him do as he pleased.
After he helped Ling Xiao put on his shoes, Xiao Lizi slightly raised his eyes and glanced at Ling Xiao’s face, probingly asking, “Steward Ling, is it that the servants aren’t good?”
Ling Xiao’s eyes flashed, glancing at everyone kneeling outside and slightly shook his head. Just when he was about to speak, he saw the enquiring look on Xiao Lizi’s face and he turned cold, “What? Do you still have complaints on how I lecture my servants?”
Having heard what was said, Xiao Lizi started and hurried lowered his head, “This servant doesn’t dare.”
“You don’t dare?” Ling Xiao sneered, “Isn’t exactly what you’re doing now?”
Xiao Lizi begged for forgiveness, trembling with fear when he head that, not even daring to lift his head.
Xiao Lizi’s begging consisted of just the phrase “I know my crime, please forgive me”, making Ling Xiao repeatedly shake his head at it.
He sighed as he looked at the kneeling Xiao Lizi and raised his chin, forcing Xiao Lizi to look at him in the face, “Xiao Lizi, you’ve been by both the Emperor’s and my side for so long, you should be clear about our tempers now. You know that the Emperor does not like his servants to delve into his thoughts, and also does not like his servants to beg for forgiveness while being unclear on the main point. I am the same. This Steward Ling also does not like it.”
Xiao Lizi thought about his own display just now and began to break out in cold sweat.
When he saw this, Ling Xiao lightly said, “Or, perhaps, you think that the current me, who has no right or power, does not need to be taken into consideration anymore?”
Xiao Lizi’s face went deathly pale and, with trembling lips, he hastily explained, “This servant definitely does not have that intention… You, Steward, are currently the Emperor’s favorite. This is something everyone in the palace knows, so how could this servant dare to be disrespectful to Steward Ling!”
“That’s enough.” When he heard Xiao Lizi mention how he was the current favored one, Ling Xiao’s mood was ruined, and he let Xiao Lizi go with a frown, interrupting his explanation.
Xiao Lizi no longer dared to say anything while kneeling on the ground. Ling Xiao walked to the table and poured himself a cup of water. Drinking a mouthful, he spoke, “Speak, what do you have to report to me?”
Xiao Lizi heard him and his expression became happy, knowing that Ling Xiao was no longer rebuking him. He hurried got up and respectfully answered, “Steward Ling, something happened over at the Emperor’s place yesterday.”
When Xiao Lizi mentioned yesterday, Ling Xiao’s eyes flashed and he placed his teacup down, turning to look at Xiao Lizi and asked, “What happened?”
He was praying in his heart that it hadn’t happened like what Lan Wei said it would; however, things never go how people wish them to…
“Last night, the Prince of Shao Country invited the Emperor to go view the flowers and they passed by the Cold Palace. Hearing a sweet singing voice, they went to look for the sound and unexpectedly found that it had been Mo Qi, who the Emperor locked into the Cold Palace. Then, Fu Yujun said that her appearance was peerless and her voice was sweet. Being moved, he wanted to ask the Emperor to let him take her with him…”
“……” Ling Xiao pursed his lips, so if you speak of the devil, the devil really will come.
“But, the Emperor did not agree.” Xiao Lizi suddenly said, happily.
Ling Xiao raised his eyebrows in astonishment.