Poison Genius Consort
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Chapter 34: Anxious, awaiting the results
Poison Genius Consort
Author :Jie Mo
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Chapter 34: Anxious, awaiting the results

"I wouldnt dare, I wouldnt dare." A single Ill have to trouble was too hefty for the North Court Official to bear.
And yet Long Feiye continued to speak. "If Qin Wangfei fails to save Mu Qingwu, youll take her back and do things according to official regulations. If Qin Wangfei does wake up Mu Qingwu..." He paused here, his voice suddenly turning cold. "Since you arrested your lordships wangfei without adequate evidence, then dont blame your lordship when he does things according to official regulations, too!"
The North Court Official quivered in place, scared witless. He never checked whether Han Yunxi was helping or hurting someone, only followed Princess Changping and the empress dowagers orders! Everyone was trembling in fear, each uncertain of their fate. Princess Changping and Mu Liuyue both wished that Mu Qingwu would be well, but didnt want Han Yunxi to escape punishment either. They were both worried and caught in a tangle, their handkerchiefs nearly tearing in their hands.
A servant carried over a stool, and Long Feiye sat down with a domineering air before the door. He was like a deity with all living things under his command, whose eyes found nothing worthy of his interest in their gaze. If he said to wait, then nobody would dare move him even if they had to wait three days and three nights. The North Court Official grew more fearful the more he thought. His situation was different from the others. He was just a meager judicial officer of the justice courts. Mu Qingwus life or death had nothing to do with him, but if the young general was saved, then hed be doomed.
No, he had to think of a way to get inside!
And yet right at this moment, someone knocked on the door behind Long Feiye. This...someone from the inside? Stillness fell upon the scene. Everyones eyes moved towards the door as the knocks sound in their ears: boom, boom, boom! There was only Mu Qingwu and Han Yunxi inside that room, so who could be knocking?
Long Feiye lazily rose to his feet and moved the chair aside. The door had been bolted from the outside, and the broken lock was still dangling from the door. Had Han Yunxi successfully treated Mu Qingwus poison? General Mu was both excited and nervous, and might have shoved the door open if the Duke of Qin wasnt standing in front of it. He could only try to hold back his anxiety. Long Feiye was in no hurry to open the door, but gave the North Court Official a significant look that nearly made his heart leap out of his chest. His two legs grew weak as his vision turned dark, not knowing what the results would be. He really wanted to close his eyes and not even look at all.
After removing the chair, Long Feiye took off the iron chains and pulled out the horizontal door bolt while everyone stared at his hands. His every moment caused their hearts to quake with fear and their breath to catch. The person inside seemed to have heard the lock being undone and stopped knocking. The crowd fell into a deeper silence as their heartbeats quickened.
Suddenly, Long Feiye pushed open the door.
Bang!
In an instant, the North Court Officials heart leaped out of his chest as he saw...a person in the doorway, standing tall and straight with thick eyebrows, big eyes, and a face with deeply ingrained features. Though the complexion was as white as paper, there was life in those pupils as they shone with an open and honest light.
This was none other than the young general Mu Qingwu!

The Han Yunxi of right now had very solid backing!
Escape from prison?
Faced with this dilemma, the North Court Official wished he could ram his head into something and kill himself. "No, no. Esteemed wangfei has no crimes, so she isnt a fugitive."
"If I didnt commit a crime, why did you lock me up?" Han Yunxi asked curiously.
He Ze of the Northern Court lost his head in a fit of panic, his reasoning mixing itself up in his head. He didnt know how to explain himself, but just kneeled down to kowtow with his head.
"Misunderstanding, its really a misunderstanding! This one will bow to esteemed wangfei in apology! Please spare my life, esteemed wangfei!"
Han Yunxi guilelessly blinked her eyes. "Your highness, is the North Court Official trying to say that he planted false charges against me?"
A misunderstanding versus false charges, there was a big difference between these two!
Planting false charges against the Qin Wangfei? That wasnt an ordinary crime! The North Court Officials bows turned rigid as he wanted to cry. But what good would tears do? He could only keep kowtowing and begging. "Your highness, please spare me! Esteemed wangfei, please spare me! This lowly official knows hes done wrong! Hes done wrong!"
A flicker of resentment passed through Han Yunxis eyes. When the North Court Official dumped ice water on her that night or sent an assassin after her today, did he ever imagine that hed end up in this sorry state? If Long Feiye hadnt appeared in the nick of time to bar the way, Mu Qingwu wouldve died. That would be the conclusive evidence to give her the death penalty. Even if He Ze of the Northern Court kowtowed himself to death, shed remain aloof and indifferent. If someone respected her a foot, shed respect them ten feet. If someone burned her three millets, shed seize their three grains.
She was a doctor, not a saint; she wouldnt save everyone that came her way. She was a small woman, not some great man; she didnt have the heart to forgive the people who harmed her. With Long Feiyes powerful support, she knew it was time for the winds to change. Calm and composed, she looked towards Princess Changping, who seemed timid in comparison. The princess didnt even have time to be happy for Mu Qingwus sake as she resentfully lowered her head.
Ah, but that hate brimming in her heart!
She had no way to accept the current state of events. This useless trash Han Yunxi had actually saved her Qingwu gege? Even Han Yunxis father had been useless, so where did she get these skills? She couldnt believe it! Looking at the fresh bandages wrapped around Qingwu geges chest, who knew what this woman had done to him in the room? For a woman to look at a mans body, wasnt she just shameless?
But what angered her most of all was that Qingwu gege had gotten out of bed as soon as he was awake to lose his temper. Wasnt this all to protect Han Yunxi and testify for her sake? She felt like she was eating vinegar[2] even when Qingwu gege looked out for his little sister, much less shield a completely different woman! Princess Changping might have bowed her head, but not her heart. The more she thought, the more outraged she felt.
Long Feiye wasnt leisurely enough to listen to someone beg for mercy all day. He shot the North Court Official an impatient glance and spoke, "Your lordship said that hell do things according to official regulations. Someone, take him away and refer the case to the Ministry of Appointments for severe punishment!"

As soon as he finished speaking, all of the North Court Officials men vied for the chance to apprehend him. To carry out the orders of the Duke of Qin, even if it was only once, was a honor and glory theyd hold for the rest of their lives.
More than anything else, this was like a resounding slap for the North Court Official. He was too busy to worry about losing face as he suddenly prostrated himself before the princess. "Princess Changping, I was listening to your orders for everything! Please speak on your officials behalf and explain the matter!"
The Duke of Qin had already involved himself in this matter. The crucial point was that Mu Qingwu had regained consciousness, so the empress dowager would naturally show restraint and absolve herself of all responsibility pertaining to the case. After it was referred to the Ministry of Appointments, not only would the North Court Official find it difficult to keep his title, but hed face harsh punishment as well.
Princess Changping kicked aside He Ze of the Northern Court. "You still dare to talk! Werent you the one instigating me the whole time? Someone, take him away!"
The North Court Official cried out in injustice. "Not me! It wasnt me, but Mu Liu..."
He hadnt finished speaking when Mu Liuyue came to gag his mouth. "You cur of an official, you almost lost my big brothers life! It was all you inciting the princess! The Duke of Qin can clearly see the downy feathers of autumn[3] so theres no room for you to quibble!" Though Mu Liuyues face was filled with righteousness, she was terrified in her heart that the Duke of Qin would get a bad impression if the truth came out.
Sadly, despite all her acting efforts, Long Feiye treated her as air and didnt even look her way.
Han Yunxi felt her heart raging as she watched Mu Liuyues performance. Even if she and Giant Ice Cube were only husband and wife in name, they were still a couple. While youre trying so hard to win favor with him, did you forget that I exist too?
Thinking this far, Han Yunxi gave a light laugh. "Third Young Miss Mu, speaking of which...the one who kept insisting I had hidden motives to hurt your brother was you, right?"
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[1] chenqie () a humble form of self-address for females equivalent to your subject or your servant.
[2] eating vinegar (Դ) chi cu, the Chinese equivalent of jealousy, because vinegar is acrid and burns if you drink it...much like envy.
[3] the downy feathers of autumn () ming cha qiuhao, an idiom from Mencius meaning to be sensitive to the finest detail, to distinguish right from wrong with acuity, to be omniscient.
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