Poison Genius Consort
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Chapter 40: Vicious, she wants to kill
Poison Genius Consort
Author :Jie Mo
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Chapter 40: Vicious, she wants to kill

As long as Han Yunxi died, the position of head wife would be forever empty. After Murong Wanru became the secondary wife, she could enjoy all the benefits of a consort and forget about her nightmarish status as a woman of low birth. When they finally reached the woodhouse door, the calm Murong Wanru almost couldnt wait any longer. As soon as the guards unlocked the doors, she pushed her way inside. In the room filled with firewood, an icy-blue figure lay paralyzed in the sogon grass, weak and frail as if a single puff of wind could blow her away.
"Heheh, I knew she had fainted," Grand Concubine Yi gave a cold snort. "Someone, go wake her up."
The guard immediately brought over a bucket of water. Murong Wanru knew exactly how things stood and suppressed her rising emotions as she spoke. "Mufei, the waters so cold. Why dont I go wake up sister-in-law instead?"
Grand Concubine Yi gave her a grudging look. "Youre still so softhearted!"
Murong Wanru was filled with exultation as she quickly stepped forward, pretending to push Han Yunxi. "Sister-in-law, sister-in-law, wake up. Mufeis here...sister-in-law. Sister-in-law, be good and admit your wrongs to mufei, shell forgive you then."
While she pushed, she used her body to block the view of the people behind her while her other hand trembled involuntarily. She was both excited and a bit fearful, but still went to check for Han Yunxis breathing beneath her nose. As the finger drew closer, her heart clenched. She already knew what to shout after discovering that Han Yunxi had died, and exactly what to say.
But!
Murong Wanrus hand didnt even reach Han Yunxis nose before the latter opened her eyes to stare at her.
"Im not dead yet. What are you doing?" Although she was already extremely weak, Han Yunxi hadnt lost consciousness. Her innate cautiousness made her stand on guard right now like a hedgehog, her phoenix eyes giving Murong Wanru a glare as sharp as a knife. Startled, Murong Wanru gave a shrill cry of Ah! and tumbled backwards.
"Wanru! Whats wrong?" Grand Concubine Yi cried out in alarm. Two guards immediately rushed over to hold Han Yunxi in place.
Taking Murong Wanru by the hand, Grand Concubine Yi looked disdainfully down at at Han Yunxi. "What did you do to Wanru?"
"I havent eaten for days...mufei, what do you think I could still do to her?" Han Yunxi mocked in return.
Grand Concubine Yi was speechless for a while, before flying into a rage out of humiliation as she kicked aside the rancid food. "Even a dog of the house can eat but what, you cant?"
Was this insult to say that she was less than even a dog?
Han Yunxi raised herself up with difficulty. "Mufei...chenqie will, will place a bet with you, hows that?"
Grand Concubine Yi was unhappy but still curious. "What other things could you have? Say it for us to hear."
Han Yunxi used great effort to lift the bowl of clear water by her side. "Mufei...I bet that even the dogs of the house wont drink this water."
Murong Wanru was astonished. "Sister-in-law, why are you betting with mufei like this? Mufei was just too angry, thats why she used dogs as an example. The younger generation shouldnt try to match wits with the older one." So speaking, she seized the water from Han Yunxis hands and angrily poured it out. In response, Han Yunxi carried a cold smile in her heart. She was so weak that it took effort to even talk, much less argue with Murong Wanru. All she wanted was to verify her guess. With Murong Wanru acting so nervous, she was certain without a doubt that the poison was hers!

......
How could Princess Changping stand waiting around? She shouted and screamed from the guest hall, but Grand Concubine Yi allowed her to do as she pleased without paying any attention.
"What a Han Yunxi! Hmph, this princess will go find imperial mother, then well see if you meet me or not!" Princess Changping left behind these words and angrily stormed out.
Grand Concubine Yi was very puzzled. "Wanru, why do you think Princess Changping came by?"
"I thought it strange too. Shes not holding a grudge from the young generals incident, right?" Murong Wanru guessed.
"As if she dares! I havent even settled accounts with her yet, but she still has the face to see me?" Grand Concubine Yi immediately grew angry.
No matter why Princess Changping came, Murong Wanru wouldnt give Han Yunxi any chance to leave the woodhouse. She had to show a strong hand first. That night, shed arranged for hitmen to kill her, but unexpectedly, Princess Changping came at late night with the empress instead. The empress differed from Princess Changping in that she was the mother of the nation and the emperors official wife. Grand Concubine Yi still had to be polite on the surface.
"Oh my! What kind of breeze did we have tonight to blow mother and daughter to this ones house?" Grand Concubine Yis face was pleasant and amiable as she summoned the servants to bring out good tea.
The empress sat in a higher position than an imperial concubine, but in terms of filial piety, she still had to pay respects to Grand Concubine Yi. Of course, the grand imperial concubine returned the salutations. Princess Changping was already in a huff and stood to one side, unmoving. Only now did Grand Concubine Yi discover that the princess was wearing a bamboo hat with a white muslin veil all around the perimeter, completely covering her face and head.
"Changping is..." Grand Concubine Yi was curious.
A single question was enough to incite Princess Changping, who cried out, "Im fine!"
"Changping, dont be rude," the empress chided unhappily, though she was helpless at heart.
Princess Changping had no idea what sort of dirty thing had infected her that night at the prisons. After her feet and face had tickled for two days, an unbearable itch had developed that made her claw and scratch. Who knew that shed grow a tinea[1] rash afterwards?
At first it started on her feet, but by the second day itd grown on her face. There were chunks after chunks of skin that resembled psoriasis, but all the imperial physicians shed seen said that wasnt the case. They could only verify that it wasnt psoriasis, but no one could diagnose it specifically. A few suspected that it was poison, but none of the poison doctors could figure it out, either. Thanks to Mu Qingwus incident, Princess Changping hated Imperial Physician Gu and didnt look for him. But ever since the day before yesterday, her foot rash began to itch again. There was no way Princess Changping could stand it beyond scratching and scratching until she clawed her skin open. The imperial physicians who saw her could only stammer that she might leave scars.
Princess Changping was desperate enough to set aside her resentment to look for Imperial Physician Gu. He said it should be poison, but it wasnt something he could treat. Then he suggested she ask Han Yunxi to have a look instead. Princess Changping had lost it right then and there, saying that was impossible.

And yet, starting from yesterday, the rashes on her face began to itch as well. If she scratched, shed leave scars, but when the rash reacted, she couldnt help but roll around the ground in suffering, not daring to touch them with her hands.
She didnt want to ruin her face!
Though she was neither resigned to nor believed in Han Yunxis medical skills, there was no other way left. She couldnt give up her last thread of hope and ended up sullenly looking for Han Yunxi.
Grand Concubine Yi drew her lips up in a satirizing smile. "This girls is just this temper, Im used to it."
The empress was here for a favor and didnt dare retort. Instead she laughed. "Grand Concubine Yi, is Qin Wangfei not at home? Changping said she came at night but didnt see her."
Grand Concubine Yi asked in reply, "What matter do you have with Yunxi?"
The empress was about to speak when Princess Changping cut her off. She didnt want Grand Concubine Yi to know her face was ruined. The more people that knew, the more people would laugh at her! If Grand Concubine Yi treated it as a joke, shed be even more disgraced
"I have some business to find her for. Grand Concubine Yi, hurry and have her come out, I have important matters that will take her into the palace," Princess Changping said directly.
Grand Concubine Yi exhaled lightly. She didnt ask any more, but said lightly, "Is it like that? But Yunxi and the Duke of Qin went out for a sightseeing tour."
"What? Where did they go?" Princess Changping was astonished enough to take a few steps forward, extremely agitated.
"Aiya, Changping. You should know your Imperial Uncle Qins disposition. He never tells this mother of his where hes going," Grand Concubine Yi wore a helpless look on her face.
Princess Changping was burning with impatience. "Then...then they..."
At this moment, the empress suddenly grabbed Princess Changpings hands. An empress was still an empress. She knew Grand Concubine Yi was purposely making things difficult. Princess Changping still wanted to talk, but the empress tightened her grip on her hands, rebuking her sternly.
"Changping, Ive taught you so many times not to be so forward. Youre showing no respect for your elders. Yes, your matters very important, but since the Qin Wangfeis not here, arent you just making things awkward for Grand Concubine Yi?"
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[1] tinea (?) xuan, also called ringworm due to its appearance as a circular rash with a ring-like appearance. A type of common fungal infection of the skin.
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