Poison Genius Consort
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Chapter 33: Savior, just wait obediently
Poison Genius Consort
Author :Jie Mo
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Chapter 33: Savior, just wait obediently

Inside the room, Han Yunxi had just inserted the first needle. Although she didnt want to, she could still hear the argument happening outside. At this critical juncture, anyone rushing into the room would make things more difficult. Theyd definitely accuse her of an assassination attempt! And yet she still had to urgently dispel the poison, while her needles could only be inserted one-by-one. General Mu, you absolutely have to hold them back!
Disregarding the growing sweat by her temples, Han Yunxi gritted her teeth and refocused her efforts, inserting the second needle.

With the North Court Officials words, the officers drew forward one after the other. General Mu knitted his brows before he couldnt take any more and unsheathed his sword. "Come, protect the young general!"
When his words fell, a squadron a soldiers appeared from one side, each holding a spear in their hands. Upon seeing this, He Ze of the Northern Court drew out a cold breath and demanded, "General Mu, what is the meaning of this? Are you mobilizing your troops?"
Meanwhile, everyone else stood stupefied, not expecting the general to act this way. Though there was saying called, A general in the field is not bound by orders from his sovereign, General Mu was still residing in the capital. Without the emperors orders, he couldnt move any troops. The soldiers under his personal command could only be stationed outside the capital, leaving him with a handful in his residence to serve as guards. How could soldiers face off against officers and attendants? Especially against He Ze of the Northern Court, whod received arrest orders? A sufficient reason was needed to deploy any troops. If General Mu disobeyed the empress dowagers decree like this, wouldnt that be considered a public rebellion?
General Mu was very clear on the consequences of his actions, but hed throw everything to the winds for the sake of his sons life!
"General Mu, Im arresting someone because of my orders. You dare gather these troops to resist me, are you really planning to revolt?" The North Court Official asked sternly.
"Father!" Suddenly, Mu Liuyue cried out. "Father, please calm down!"
Meanwhile, the household steward and chamberlain had also grown nervous. They never expected events to progress to this state. Even if it was for the young generals sake, the old general calling out troops for his son like this would only be pretext for gossip! If the emperor got word of this, then punishment for rebellion, especially that of military officers, would be the nine familial exterminations[1]! How many people were waiting to exploit the weaknesses of the generals house in this capital?
Hearing his own family call him that way finally calmed General Mu down. He gave an ugly glare towards He Ze of the Northern Court as grief rose in his heart. This was the sorrow of an official, his weakest point. No matter how highly the emperor placed him, if he resisted the authorities or called upon troops without any reason, hed meet with death. There wouldnt be room for any discussion. A general in the capital during peacetime was one of its most powerless men.
General Mu hatefully relinquished his sword while his soldiers were forced to retreat. Seeing this, the North Court Official was very pleased. A single glance had his officers taking General Mu prisoner. Though he could easily resist them, he was helpless in his identity as general. They brought him to one side while the North Court Official spoke as a small man intoxicated by his success. "General Mu, dont worry. After weve found Han Yunxi, this official wouldnt dare accuse you of harboring a criminal. Ill say that you assisted greatly in delivering her to justice! Heheh!"

With Long Feiye here, Han Yunxi could be certain that she was okay. No matter what they said outside, she could completely ignore it and focus on treating Mu Qingwus poison instead.

Meanwhile, everyone outside was kneeling on the ground. Even Princess Changping was half-bowing without daring to look up, while the long lovestruck Mu Liuyue was kneeling in the very back, completely senseless as her eyes roved about Long Feiye like they were the only two people left on Earth. Shed long pushed everyone else and their affairs to the back of her mind. Many of the officers and bodyguards here had never seen Long Feiye in person before, but each of them trembled in fear as they lowered their heads, both excited and terrified. They all wanted to look, but didnt dare.
This man was like a god!
Long Feiye stepped casually before the door, his tall, straight figure like a mountain etched with harsh lines. His features were cut as finely as a knife, giving him the appearance of a lofty sovereign who carried the vastness of the skies within his gaze.
"You may all rise," he said, voice cold and unyielding. One after another, the figures rose to their feet, though most of them were too fearful to raise their heads. When Long Feiye had chased after Han Yunxi, hed ended up watching and listening to everything from the roof until he had a rough idea of what had happened. Now his cold gaze bore through He Ze of the Northern Court. "North Court Official, when did Qin Wangfei become a fugitive? Why doesnt your lordship know?"
He Ze of the Northern Court shivered. He met Long Feiyes gaze and instantly lowered his head again, feeling as if hed been plunged into an icehouse. A fugitive was someone who had already been locked up in prison. The Duke of Qin was asking him why no one had asked for his permission before capturing the person.
"To...to reply Your Highness[2] Duke of Qin, this is...this is...the arrest warrant was issued by the empress dowager."
Princess Changping wasnt a sufficient enough explanation, so all he could do was pile it onto the highest authority available.
"So youre using the empress dowager to suppress your lordship?" Long Feiyes icy tone grew three times colder.
Terrified, the North Court Official fell to his knees. "Its a mistake, ah, a misunderstanding! Your highness, this humble official wouldnt dare to do that even if I had a hundred heads! The situations like this: an assassin attacked the young general and his guards found him when he was already unconscious. Everyone saw Qin Wangfei take out a dagger aimed towards his stomach! Later Qin Wangfei said she could treat him. Unfortunately, he still isnt well after all this time."
"General Mu, is this true?" Long Feiyes cool gaze moved to the general next. The irascible generals temper had long faded in the presence of the Duke of Qin. He only replied yes in a low tone.
"Then what is the situation now?" Long Feiye asked again. General Mu seemed to hesitate, as if not knowing what to say.
"Speak!" Long Feiye suddenly turned angry, scaring all the people present into trembling. General Mu shook the hardest of all before noisily kowtowing three times on the ground. He explained everything systematically and in full detail, including waiting for Mu Qingwus poison to flare up again.
"In short, you arrested someone without reason. And now that that person is trying to save a life, you want to stop her?"

"No no! Your highness, the empress dowager is just being prudent. After all...after all, theres suspicions around Qin Wangfei, so I was ordered to lock her up first and invite another imperial physician over for diagnosis." the North Court Official explained hastily.
"Thats right, thats right! Imperial Uncle Qin, imperial grandmother dotes on the imperial aunt, but things have to be done according to official regulations so rumors wont spread! Besides, Han Yunxi still hasnt woke up Qingwu gege yet. Everyone knows shes the Han Familys useless trash, so who can trust her medical skills? Imperial Uncle Qin, you should take a look inside for us first, what if..." Before Princess Changping could finish, she caught Long Feiyes frigid eyes and meekly shut her mouth.
Long Feiye folded his arms behind his back and unexpectedly nodded. "Un, indeed...we have to do things according to official regulations."
Hearing this, both the North Court Official and Princess Changping released a breath. Princess Changping knew that Han Yunxi was just some woman lower than a servant in the Imperial Uncle Qins eyes. He probably loathed her to the extreme, so why would he protect her? As the atmosphere relaxed, the North Court Official timidly spoke up.
"Duke of Qin, why dont, we let the imperial physician inside, in case..."
But Long Feiye abruptly cut him off. "If by chance, you alarm her and disturb the poison treatment process, can the North Court Official bear responsibility?"
This...
To take responsibility for the young generals life? And for Qin Wangfeis life? The North Court Official was so terrified that he could feel his gall bladder splitting.
"Your Highness Duke of Qin! This old official believes in esteemed wangfei! Just let esteemed wangfei treat him herself!" General Mu said earnestly. With the help from Gu Beiyues reminder, he was more suspicious of the doctors brought by Princess Changping.
Long Feiye never moved from the door, but swept his icy gaze across all the people present. "Does anyone else want to go in?"
Both the North Court Official and Mu Liuyue shot careful looks at Princess Changping. Of course she wanted to go in, but she didnt have the nerve!
"Since theres nobody else, then Ill have to trouble the North Court Official to wait awhile," Long Feiye said lightly.
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[1] nine familial exterminations (ɱ) zhuxia jiuzhu, most serious punishment for a capital offence in ancient China, where the offender was executed along with his/her relatives by proxy, due to "guilt by association." Wikipedia link here.
[2] Your Highness () dianxia, another way to refer to Long Feiye besides your lordship () and Your Lordship (). The most formal/polite of the three.
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