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Chapter 37: Scheming A Plan Again
Ling Xiao raised his eyebrows in astonishment.
Fu Yujun was the Prince of Shao Country, refusing was harmful to the two country’s relationship. This was also the reason why Lan Wei and him were all so sure the Emperor would not refuse, but with what Xiao Lizi was saying, that Emperor really refused?
Ling Xiao looked at Xiao Lizi, and he got the hint, hurried to continue: “Steward, that Prince of Shao Country’s purpose wasn’t genuine, Mo Qi- Xiu Girl Mo is someone the Emperor personally ordered into the Cold Palace, and even ordered that she is not to be let out in her entire lifetime.
Xiao Lizi did not continue speaking after that, but Ling Xiao was clear on what he means. Fu Yujun trying to invite someone that belongs to the Emperor, if the Emperor agreed, then it would be like invalidating his order from before. It was the same as slapping his own face.
His own face and the relationship between the two countries, the Emperor chose to protect his own face.
No, that’s not right. Ling Xiao understands the Emperor.
The Emperor will not hit his own face, but will also not spite the relationship between the two countries.
The Emperor must have done certain, it was impossible for him to not agree and leave it at that.
Just while he was thinking of that, Xiao Lizi then continued: “But because the Prince of Shao Country is an important guest, the Emperor did not agree, but he did concede.”
“Concede? How did the Emperor do it?” Ling Xiao curiously asked.
Xiao Lizi heard and answered: “Steward, the Emperor said, if the Prince of Shao Country likes Xiu Girl Mo a lot, then Xiu Girl Mo and the Cold Palace can all be given to the Shao Country’s Prince.”
Ling Xiao was surprised at what he heard and flabbergastedly asked: “…With the Cold Palace?”
Xiao Lizi answered: “The Emperor has ordered, so this Xiu Girl Mo was someone he personally ordered intoo the Cold Palace, and cannot leave it in her lifetime. As such, as long as Xiu Girl Mo is in the Mu Country, then she cannot come out of the Cold Palace. If the Prince of Shao Country likes her, fine, the Emperor wishes for him to obtain his beauty. However, the Emperor deigned the Prince of Shao Country to the Cold Palace to obtain his beauty.”
Ling Xiao heard this decision that was virtually different from the masses, and involuntarily laughed, however… Ling Xiao was also doubtful at the same time: “That Cold Palace is in the imperial palace, isn’t this the equivalent of giving the Shao Country’s Prince the freedom to come and go as he pleases in the palace?”
Xiao Lizi shooked his head at his words, enduring the urge to laugh when he said: “Steward, how could the Emperor allowed the Prince of another country to freedom come and go in the imperial palace? The Emperor sent people to make a small door to the cold palace that directly leads to the storage. By the storage place is a side door that allows one to go out of the palace, if the Prince of Shao Country wants to see Xiu Girl Mo, then he needs to use the side door of the storage place, then from there, go through the small door and meet with Xiu Girl Mo. This road normally has guards, so we can also not fear the Shao Country’s Prince trying to do something.”
“A grand Prince that represents the Shao Country’s image, going through the side door?” Ling Xiao looked at Xiao Lizi who was enduring a laugh also couldn’t help but laugh.
This move of the Emperor, is really malicious!
Xiao Lizi replied: “Isn’t that just the way it is. Back then, this servant saw the Prince of Shao Country entire face turning black. But the Emperor has already conceded, that Shao Country Prince wants Xiu Girl Mo, the Emperor also conferred to him. So the Shao Country also don’t have much to say about our Mu Country.
Ling Xiao was shouted out in delight within his mind! Mo Qi wanted to rely on Fu Yujun to escape the Cold Palace? She still has to see if the Emperor agrees!
The order the Emperor placed down this time, he likes it.
“However…” Xiao Lizi turned the conversation, having some other words to say.
Ling Xiao was not patient of Xiao Lizi’s hestination and frowned: “Just say it if you have something to say.”
“Yes.” Xiao Lizi replied: “This one had originally believed that the Shao Country’s Prince would take into consideration of his country’s image even if he doesn’t take care of his own and will therefore never go see Xiu Girl Mo again. But who knew that this Shao Country Prince is a loose person, that night, he went to where Xiu Girl Mo was and stayed until dawn within the Cold Palace.”
Ling Xiao raised an eyebrow when he heard that, in this life, just which part of Mo Qi attracted Fu Yujun?
He had obviously killed their intersection, so how did they end up together? Ling Xiao sank into his thoughts.
“Steward Ling.” A cry from the entrance passed through and Ling Xiao looked over, a small maid was kneeling at the entrance.
Ling Xiao indicated for her to come in and the maid quickly walked in front of him, handing him a slip of paper: “Steward Ling, this is from Qi Lun from the storage rooms, asking this servant to give it to you.”
Qin Lin? One of the eunuch’s he had risked his life to save from the Emperor’s hands?
Ling Xiao looked at the entrance, and really saw a somewhat older eunuch waiting at the entrance.
Ling Xiao opened the slip of paper and swept through the contents. His eyes widen in a split second and he once again read it carefully.
Was Mo Qi personally giving him blackmail on her?
Restraining his excited mood, he had the maid call in Qi Lin.
Qi Lin entered and saluted to Ling Xiao. Ling Xiao walked in front of him, holding the slip of paper and asked him: “Everything written on this paper is true?”
Qi Lin looked at the slip of paper, distracted, then hurriedly lowered his head and answered: “Your servant does not dare to fool Steward, the storage place is now already connected to the Cold Palace. Originally, this servant and Xiao Laizi were in charge of delivering food to Xiu Girl Mo, she had just gave that this servant and Xiao Laizi that. She said whoever would deliver her letter would her in her stead, she would give the pearl necklace in her hand to. That Xiu Girl Mo has the Shao Country Prince’s support nowadays, so this servant also didn’t dare to refuse and could only use an excuse to return and prepare. Xiao Laizi seemed to have agreed though.”
Ling Xiao coldly smiled at what he just heard, Mo Qi was attempting to see her victory within the danger!
“Steward, this…” Xiao Lizi walked forward and asked in doubt.
Ling Xiao turned his head to look at him and gave him the paper.
Xiao Lizi hurriedly opened it and read it, his eyes growing in amazement: “This… this… this Xiu Girl Mo is too brazen! To actually… try and get someone to assassinate the Prince of Shao Country in secret! Does she not want her life anymore?!”
Doesn’t want her life?
Ling Xiao remembered a plan that he had made for Mo Qi before–injuring oneself to gain the enemy’s confidence.
In his past life when Mo Qi first entered the palace, although she had him to help make the Emperor happy, the Emperor’s mind is deep and would not really entrust his sincerity on her. At that time, Ling Xiao helped Mo Qi develop a trick, planning an assassin to kill the Emperor and having Mo Qi block the attack for the Emperor.
The Emperor of his past life wasn’t as difficult as the current one. The results of that trick really was quite outstanding though, since after that, the Emperor really sincerely doted on Mo Qi.
The contents in this paper right now, was clearly the trick of injuring herself to gain the other’s confidence.
This content on this paper was: Don’t assassinate him near the heart. If she really wanted Fu Yujun to die, why would she say that? Furthermore, Mo Qi had no reason to kill Fu Yujun.
However, Mo Qi really is quite stupid. She would unexpectedly just randomly find two people. Was Fu Yujun’s martial arts just for show?
Depending on that whatever Xiao Laizhi’s martial art prowess, before he had even gotten near Fu Yujun he would had been killed by Fu Yujun! So how would she still pull off the trick?
However, she was also out of any means, after all, she can’t find anyone else besides these two eunuchs.
So anxious to display herself in front of Fu Yujun, it looks like Mo Qi was really impatient to leave the Cold Palace…
However, how could Ling Xiao take away Mo Qi’s wish!
“That’s not right, this assassination of the Shao Country Prince is a mortal crime, how could that Xiao Laizi agree to this matter?” Xiao Lizi doubtfully asked, trying to get his answers from Qi Lin.
Ling Xiao also followed his gaze to look at him.
Although Qi Lin cowered somewhat under the gazes of the two people, his face was full of honesty, his eyes steady and not dodging around. So this paper must be real, it was just lacking an explanation from Qi Lin.
While thinking of that, Ling Xiao saw Qi Lun bend and salute, answering: “Steward, that eunuch is dying for money with his attempt. This Xiao Laizi’s only entered the palace because his house was poor, and had not entered the palace for long. He has still not broken his connection to his family outside, there is also another younger sister in his family that has fallen ill, waiting for him to send money monthly.”
Ling Xiao was finally cleared, that Xiao Laizi was betting his life. If it was like this, even if he was found out, he will not out Mo Qi and will assassinate Fu Yujun. With Mo Qi present, he could even do so from within. Her plan might really actually work.
Ling Xiao’s eyes darken.
He obtained another blackmail on Mo Qi, he should be happy. But right now, Ling Xiao only felt really restless and apprehensive.
If the Emperor doesn’t have the heart to kill Mo Qi, no matter how much blackmail he obtains, it would be useless.
And if Mo Qi was successful in freeing herself this time, then obtain Fu Yujun’s protection… It would be even harder to do anything to Mo Qi.
“If it’s like this, then he isn’t really risking his life!” Xiao Lizi said in shock, flinging his whisk, he continued: “This cannot do, Steward, we need to notify the Emperor! If the Shao Country Prince was attacked at the imperial palace, than the relationship between our Mu Country and Shao Country will become more tense.”
Xiao Lizi faced Ling Xiao and said.
Ling Xiao frowned and thought about it when he heard that, his mind calculating.
He raised an eyebrow and looked at Xiao Lizi. Xiao Lizi’s face, besides respect was a cheerful atmosphere he was constantly trying to cover up. If this matter was true, he will gain a considerate amount of contribution if he informed the Emperor. What Xiao Lizi was aiming for was this point, as such, he was really eager and wanted to go inform the Emperor.
Ling Xiao coldly smiled in his heart though none of it showed in his face: “Xiao Lizi is right, as the Steward, I will give you the opportunity to obtain achievements. Take the paper and go find the Emperor right now and fully explain the matter to the Emperor. I will go to the Cold Palace to stop Xiao Lizi.”
“Yes.” Xiao Lizi replied and impatiently took the paper and left.
Ling Xiao followed Xiao Lizi’s excitedly leaving and then waved his hand at Qi Lun. Qi Lin walked forward a step.
Ling Xiao asked him: “Do you still remember who saved you in the beginning?”
At the unexpected question, Qi Lin stared blankly and then knelt down in front of Ling Xiao: “Steward saved this one’s life, this servant does not dare to forget that.”
“Very good.” Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes in satisfaction: “Then right now, this Steward will have you go do something.”
“Steward, please order this one as you please.” Qi Lin saluted and answered.
Ling Xiao raised an eye: “Just base on that Xiao Laizi, it is not possible to harm the Prince of Shao Country. Go help him a little.
“Wha…” Qi Lun’s eyes widen in shock.
Ling Xiao turned around and used a finger to block Qi Lin’s mouth, causing Qi Lin to swallow his cry of alarm. Ling Xiao looked around him, seeing that there were no one around, he went near to his ear and explained: “Find some way to give Xiao Laizi a warning, to give that Shao Country Prince cartilage powdered medicine first, only like this, would he be able to injure the Shao Country Prince.
Qi Lun cleared the shock off his face and asked full of endless puzzlement: “Steward, you also want to kill that Shao Country Prince?”
Ling Xiao sneered and shook his head: “I don’t have that intention. As for what I, the Steward wants to do, you have no need to know.”
Seeing Qi Lin’s hesitating and confused appearance, Ling Xiao bent and patted his shoulder: “Don’t worry, this will not involve you. You only need to help Xiao Laizi make a plan, the person to take responsibility for it would still be Xiao Laizi…”
Ling Xiao’s eyes brightened, his face cheerful. Since he had reached his goal, he got up and said: “If you do well, as the Steward, I will not treat you unfairly.”
“Thank you Steward Ling.” Qi Lun saluted to Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao waved his hand: “Alright, go, go before the Emperor makes it to the Cold Palace.”
“Your servant understands.” Qin Lun replied and retreated.