Poison Genius Consort
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Chapter 29: Relying on your warmth
Poison Genius Consort
Author :Jie Mo
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Chapter 29: Relying on your warmth

Gu Beiyues smile was as warm as an April breeze. Suddenly, Han Yunxi realized that he had very beautiful eyes that looked especially enchanting when he smiled. He was just like a neighborly big brother from next door, soft and kind.
"Imperial Physician Gu, youve done much."
Han Yunxi accepted the warm soup, drinking it nonstop. It really was effective, heating up her body very quickly. Gu Beiyue watched Han Yunxi gobble down the offering like a wolf or tiger, then glanced at her ashen face. He could more or less guess at the illegal punishment that had happened last night. Instead of asking her, a hint of compassion flashed through his eyes as he lightly sucked in a breath.
There was a limit to visiting hours. Gu Beiyue didnt have time to wait until Han Yunxi finished, but spoke in a low voice. "Esteemed wangfei, this servant personally went to the Duke of Qins estate yesterday. I didnt see Grand Concubine Yi but had Miss Murong report to her. I think it wont be long until they release you on bail. This servant will arrange for people to visit regularly so that..."
He trailed off, lowering his voice even more. "So that they wont dare to try illegal punishment again."
Han Yunxi looked at Gu Beiyue and asked abruptly, "Why?"
Why was this man making all this effort? He could completely ignore the situation. Didnt he understand that getting mixed up in this might place him under suspicion as her accomplice?
Gu Beiyue didnt explain himself. "What do you mean, why?"
"Why help me? Were not that familiar," Han Yunxi said simply.
But Gu Beiyues reply was very earnest. "Esteemed wangfei, a doctor doesnt stop at using medical skills to save others. The young generals life is in your hands..." His tone grew much softer as he added, "But it goes without saying that esteemed wangfei is a human life as well."
Han Yunxis head shifted slightly, her heart filled with praise for this man. She even felt a bit inferior to him. Murong Wanru wouldnt report to Grand Concubine Yi, right? Han Yunxi didnt want Gu Beiyu to lose confidence, so she didnt explain much. Instead she asked, "Whats the situation at the generals estate?"
"Last night, Princess Changping invited a few miracle doctors over, but none of them were able to help. This morning General Mu invited me over again, but the young generals the same as ever. I tried to persuade General Mu, yet..."
"How is the young general?" Han Yunxi was most concerned about that.
"The same as before. Im afraid...if by chance, the poison is suppressed indefinitely, then wont esteemed wangfei..." Gu Beiyue didnt finish, but Han Yunxi knew what he was worried about. Suppose Mu Qingwus hidden poison never revealed itself? When the time came, even if Long Feiye appeared, there would be no way to clear her name.
She thought for awhile before asking, "You dont believe me either right, Imperial Physician Gu?"
It wasnt that Gu Beiyue didnt believe her. It was that out of 10,000 possibilities, he feared the one exception.
"One day has already passed. Within two days, the young generals poison will definitely show up. As long as its expelled, hell wake up! Help me look after him and tell me when the poison reacts." Han Yunxis eyes shone with determination as she grabbed Gu Beiyues hand, serious and earnest. "I wouldnt joke around with my own life at stake. Right now, youre the only one who can help me!"

"Why doesnt Uncle Han speak his thoughts first, in order to avoid my influence on your judgment?" Gu Beiyue seemed modest and gentle, but his words always carried the effect of multiple meanings. Since hed said things this way, Han Congan didnt press the issue, but tugged on his beard as he replied.
"I have a rough idea from General Mu. Only, I think the matter of his poisoning is open for debate."
Gu Beiyue didnt express his opinion, but asked, "What kind of debate?"
Han Congan looked doubtful as he sounded out his thoughts. "I heard...that Han Yunxi diagnosed his poison?"
Actually, before Princess Changping even came with her invitation, the empress dowager already sent out people to notify him. Though they didnt tell him what to do, he was clear in his heart. Han Yunxi was already in prison. As long as Mu Qingwu was unconscious, then Han Yunxi would live one more day in suspicion in jail. This was exactly what the empress dowager wanted. Moreover, Mu Qingwu possessed military leadership and was a close ally and friend to the second imperial prince. He was completely on the second imperial princes side, but that man was the crown princes strongest adversary.
If Mu Qingwu remained unconscious or even died, no one would be happier than the crown prince. Since this situation concerned his daughters life and his familys position, Han Congan didnt mind using the opportunity to help out the empress dowager and the crown prince to frame his daughter.
He examined the patients pulse for a very long time but couldnt find any signs of sickness, nor traces of poison. Yet, since Han Yunxi was the one who treated him, shed take responsibility no matter how he died!
"Then what does Uncle Han think?" Gu Beiyue asked again without expressing any opinion.
As a mere servant of the emperor, Han Congan held the powerful connections of court in his heart. He knew that the more connections he had with Han Yunxi, the more hed be at a disadvantage. Han Congan was an old fox who didnt say what he thought, but only reproached the other. "Aye, this girl never studied and has no skills. What would she understand? I heard she was the one who made this cut to treat his poison?"
Han Congan had examined the cut on Mu Qingwus stomach before and discovered that it had healed superbly. It wasnt someone just anyone could accomplish. If it wasnt for Princess Changpings claims, he wouldnt believe this was Han Yunxis work at all. How could she manage this? She was a good-for-nothing who couldnt even tell medicines apart!
"Since Uncle Han examined the wound, you should know that the young generals sickness has no relation with this injury, right?" Gu Beiyue asked in reply.
Han Congan smoothed out his beard with his fingers. "This...might not necessarily be true. As of now, theres no way to pinpoint his illness."
In an instant, Gu Beiyues mild-mannered gaze flashed with caution. Mu Qingwus incision was a critical point since it was treated by Han Yunxi. If there was proof that the cut and his current state were unrelated, then Han Yunxi would be guilt-free. But if this wound created any more problems or caused a death, Han Yunxi would have to stay in jail.
Really, many thanks to Han Yunxis father Han Congan, who latched onto all his daughters weak points.
"Since Uncle Han says this way, then the matter of Qin Wangfeis guilt will have to wait..." Gu Beiyues tone was still very warm, but these words were like a needle that drew blood to expose Han Congans true face. Gu Beiyue checked Mu Qingwus injury, measured his pulse, and made sure Han Congan hadnt fooled around with the patient before speaking. "General Mu, it looks like Han Congans medical skills arent only lacking, but incapable of curing the young general. Fortunately, the young generals condition is still within my grasp. Within these two days, hell wake up. Ill keep watch over him until then!"

When the broody General Mu heard these words, he unexpectedly rose to his feet to yell. "Get out! All of you, scram! Youre all useless trash!" The generals irritable temper was famous throughout the kingdom. There was even once a civil official whod been beaten with injuries by him!
Han Congan feared death and quickly jumped to his feet to escape the room. However, Gu Beiyue stood up to directly face the raging General Mu. He handed over a sheet of folded white paper covered with black wordsa life or death waiver!
"General Mu, Im willing to pledge with my life that the young general will wake up within two days and that I can save him. If thats not the case, use a death to pay back a death!" Gu Beiyue looked gentle and frail, but his words rang out clearly in defiance.
General Mus fist was half-raised in the air for a long, long time. Finally, he lowered his arm to grit his teeth. "Fine! This general will give you another chance!"
By now, Han Congan had fled far away. He puzzled over Gu Beiyues words, wondering if the other suspected something. Itd be harder to try anything against Mu Qingwu with Gu Beiyue there, but if Mu Qingwu really woke up, then everything was over. Han Congan mused as he walked out into the courtyard, just in time to have Princess Changping and Mu Liuyue come over. Princess Changping had been fine this morning, but why was she wearing a veil now?
"Esteemed princess, you...this is..." Han Congan asked doubtfully.
"Its fine. Why did you come out, hows Qingwu gege?" Princess Changping asked anxiously. She didnt know what kind of dirty thing shed contracted last night in the prisons, but her feet and face had been itching ever since she woke up. Just recently, shed grown red spots on her skin that looked a bit like a rash.
Her face was her most precious treasure, so she went to see an imperial physician in secret. The physician said it was just a rash and would go away in one or two days. Only then did she feel at ease enough to apply some medicine and hurry over here.
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[1] Han Congan (Ӱ) Han is the surname, Cong is "follow, comply with, open," or "join", An is "peace, safety."
[2] Cloud Realm Continent (ƿմ½) yunkong dalu, literally Cloud Sky or Cloud Space Continent. Follows the same naming theme as Tianning Country (Peaceful Skies Country).
[3] Uncle Han () Han bobo, Han is the surname. is a term of address for a man of ones fathers generation who is older than ones father. English equivalent is uncle.
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