AMTDCPOTEC Chapter 21
After Marrying the Disabled Crown Prince of the Enemy Country
Chapter 21 Block the Arrow
Lin Yue stepped into the bedroom with lunch and saw Le Zhi sitting in a daze with a grave expression.
“Master, what’s wrong?” Lin Yue put down her lunch and asked, “Are you not feeling well?”
Le Zhi shook his head, “It’s nothing. Have you arranged the things I told you yesterday?”
Lin Yue nodded after hearing this, but her expression was a little unnatural.
She turned around and glanced out cautiously a few times. After confirming that there was no one, she took out a small porcelain bottle from her sleeve, and then lowered her voice and said softly, “The doctor of Yongchun Hall said this medicine is the most effective.”
“But Master…” Lin Yue’s cheeks became redder and redder, and her little hand scratched her head as if there was nowhere to put it. “If, if His highness really has… Isn’t it better to ask the imperial doctor to have a look?”
“No, Your Highness has self-respect.”
Lin Yue blinked thoughtfully and sighed in her heart. There were many rules in the Taizi Mansion, but in the past, these maids often wondered themselves when chatting…
Which man in the imperial family of Great Qi did not have several concubines and bedwarmers? Why was Taizi always alone?
It turned out… It turned out to be like this. She did not expect that it was not easy for Taizi. He already had leg problems and now there was a hidden illness in his body. Fortunately, there was Taizifei now. Taizifei looked like a fairy and had a good heart. She even took into account the dignity of Taizi and asked her to buy medicine secretly.
Lin Yue thought that he would always get better.
In the study.
Huo Du pushed the wheelchair to the window without any expression and let the cold wind outside the window blow his face.
An Xuan stood in front of the desk with a frown. It had been a long time since his report ended and His Highness had been sitting with a blank face like this, not knowing what he was thinking.
He was also puzzled. What exactly does Taizifei want to do?
Obviously, Taizifei had surrendered to His Highness before, so why did she join forces with Third Prince to assassinate His Highness now? At the same time, Taizifei did not look like a wavering person. However, if it was true, according to His Highness’s character, he would not let her stay until tomorrow.
Then, what about Jing Xin?
In these past few days, he had seen more and more smiles on Jing Xin’s face, which was much better than her lifeless appearance when she was working in the Eastern Palace. But if Taizifei was gone, would Jing Xin return to the Eastern Palace?
Thinking of this, An Xuan blurted out a little anxiously, “Your Highness, is there any ulterior motive in this?” As soon as he said this, he felt it was inappropriate and quickly added, “This subordinate has made a mistake.”
Huo Du chuckled lightly when he turned the white jade wheelchair around and set his eyes on An Xuan. In the slave market that year, An Xuan who was covered in bloodstains stood out from a group of criminal slaves and was pardoned. Huo Du found him and asked him to follow him but An Xuan did not agree immediately. Huo Du saw his concerns and asked with a smile, “What do you want? This loneliness will grant you one wish.”
An Xuan thought for a moment and said, “There is a girl who has no one to rely on at the moment…”
In just a split second, Huo Du understood. An Xuan had a weakness. People’s mind was unpredictable. Those who had a weakness were more useful.
Over the years, Huo Du has arranged his weakness in the Eastern Palace according to his wish. As for who the girl was and what it had to do with An Xuan, he did not investigate. It was not important.
Huo Du did not know that person’s name was Jing Xin until the servants of the Eastern Palace caused trouble a few days ago and involved that person unexpectedly.
Obviously, Le Zhi also saw this and deliberately transferred this person to work on her side. Apparently, his Taizifei was better at using people’s hearts than him! In the past few days, even An Xuan, who has always been indifferent and taciturn, would unconsciously speak up for her.
An Xuan frowned and asked, “Should this subordinate deal with those killers in advance?”
“No, let them come.” Huo Du curved his lips, but there was no smile in his eyes.
For the whole day, both of them had their own thoughts.
At dinner time, Le Zhi sat down at the dining table worriedly thinking about how she would coax the person into the back garden if Huo Du did not come for dinner?
While she was thinking about it, a servant’s greeting came from outside the hall. A smile appeared on Le Zhi’s face and stood up to greet him with a smile. She pushed the wheelchair to the table skillfully and then sat down beside Huo Du.
The hall was silent as neither of them spoke, only the dishes on the table were emitting steams. Le Zhi picked up the soup ladle and added a bowl of fragrant chicken soup to Huo Du and herself.
Le Zhi held the chicken soup in her hands, blew it gently, and took small sips. The delicious taste of goji berries blended into the soup and slid into the throat, both warm and fragrant.
“Did Your Highness play “Snowy Wild Plums Song” that day?”
Huo Du did not even raise his eyes and only “en” faintly.
“Can Your Highness teach me?” Le Zhi put down the white porcelain soup bowl and asked, “This song is my sister’s favorite song.”
“All right.” Huo Du put down the silver chopstick and raised his eyes to look at her, “When do you want to learn it?”
Le Zhi pursed her lips, and her dark eyes made a turn as if she was thinking, “How about tonight? How about going to the back garden?”
There was no wave on her snow-white cheeks as if she really just wanted to learn the flute. Huo Du curled his lips and drooped his eyes slightly to hide the sadness in his eyes.
After dinner, Le Zhi brewed a pot of peppermint tea by herself and poured all the medicines that Lin Yue brought into the teapot effortlessly.
Li Yao entered the room with a solemn expression on her face. She had been worried all day, and her eyelids kept twitching. She did not know what her master’s plan was, but she was always not at ease in her heart. She thought it must be some dangerous plan.
“Have you arranged all?”
“Yes. Master, don’t worry.” Li Yao said in a low voice, “This maid and Jing Xin have already brought all the maids in the mansion to the western courtyard.”
Le Zhi smiled and nodded in relief. Fortunately, Huo Du said that she could decide on the assignment of the maidservants in the mansion according to her wishes. In this way, she could make arrangements in advance.
As for Li Yao, there was nothing different today.
With such a master and servant relationship, Le Zhi thought that if something happened to her tonight, she would also have to find a way to save Li Yao’s life.
“Come on, it’s getting late. Go back to have a good rest.”
“But haishi (9 pm – 11 pm) …” Li Yao bit her lip and said anxiously.
Le Zhi got up and patted her on the shoulder to reassure her.
After Li Yao left, Le Zhi calculated the time, and it was almost haishi. She picked up the teapot and stepped out steadily after taking a deep breath.
The atmosphere outside was quiet, and there was no one else except the night guard.
Le Zhi walked to the back garden with no different from that day. Huo Du had arrived earlier. She walked towards him step by step and put the teapot on the stone table. She took off her cotton cloak just like that night and put it on Huo Du’s lap. Then she casually took a teacup and poured the steaming hot peppermint tea into the cup.
Her appearance was gentle when she handed the teacup to Huo Du.
Huo Du glanced at it. The clear brown color was accompanied by the fragrance of peppermint, the same as before. He laughed, “Did you put poison again?”
“Not poisoned.” Le Zhi curled her lips and blinked, “But something else was added. Your Highness, try it?”
Huo Du did not answer but drank all the tea with a smile.
Le Zhi breathed a sigh of relief. After getting along with each other in the past few days, she could see how proud and responsible Huo Du was. She deliberately told the truth as if it were true or false, betting that he would drink it disdainfully.
“Isn’t Taizifei wanted to learn the flute tonight?”
When the cold wind picked up, Le Zhi, who had taken off her cotton cloak, was wearing only a snow-colored dress, curled up shivering from cold and rubbed her hands together and sat down calmly on the stone chair. Then she hummed softly, “Actually, I want to learn, but I’m afraid there won’t be enough time tonight.”
Le Zhi curled her lips and said candidly, “Didn’t Your Highness know it a long time ago?”
After hearing what was said, Huo Du raised his peach blossom eyes and stared at Le Zhi’s face carefully. To his surprise, he could not see the expression on her face. What exactly did she want to do?
As soon as the palm of his hands warmed up, he saw Le Zhi holding his hands.
Le Zhi set her eyes on the roof behind Huo Du, and a few shadows slowly extended their heads out.
Huo Du did not even turn his head and still with a calm expression, “Taizifei thought that by grabbing on to this loneliness’s hands firmly, the group of trash on the roof could take this loneliness’s life?”
Le Zhi shook her head with a smile.
The dark guards on top of the roof were strong. While the crossbow aimed at Huo Du, she held down his hands resolutely.
The silver arrow was coming in the wind. Huo Du could still feel the wind brought by the swift arrow even though it was behind him. A trace of ruthlessness flashed in his eyes, and he gathered his internal strength in the palm of his left hand.
When Le Zhi saw the incoming flying silver arrow, she calculated the timing and got up to throw herself behind Huo Du. The silver arrow happened to pass right through her thin shoulder and splattered some blood.
The night was too dark. When the dark guards on the roof saw this scene, they only thought that Huo Du had pulled Le Zhi behind him to block the arrow for him. They looked at each other in dismay and ran away quickly. They all knew that Taizifei was the person at the cusp of Third Highness’s heart, and now they did not know how it would end. That silver arrow was dipped with poisoned!
The snow-colored dress was stained with blood, and Le Zhi felt an acute pain in her right shoulder.
For the first time, surprise and confusion flashed across Huo Du’s peach blossom eyes. He pulled the person to him, “Do you know what you’re doing?”
“Of course.” Le Zhi’s face was deathly pale, and her cherry lips began to turn purple. She stabilized her breath, “Now it depends on whether Your Highness is willing to save me or not.”
Huo Du saw the look on her face and knew that the poison on the silver arrow was very heavy. He did not bother to bicker with this crazy woman at this time.
“Follow me!” His face was gloomy, “This loneliness is a lame person and can’t carry you.”
Le Zhi laughed and followed him in weak footsteps.
Le Zhi followed in after the door of the pharmacy was pushed open. She was unable to hold it any longer, so she sat down on the soft bed to have a rest.
Huo Du leaned on the cane to get the medicine, but as soon as he took down the first medicine bottle, a strange heat came from his body. He raised his eyes to stare at the person on the soft bed.
Did she really dare to poison him?
No, it’s not poison.
Based on the feeling of the body’s reaction, this medicine should be…
At this time, Le Zhi also looked at him. When their eyes met, she was not afraid, and her tone was innocent, “I told Your Highness earlier that something was added to the tea.”
It’s not poison, it’s aphrodisiac.
After she finished speaking, she grabbed the silver arrow on her shoulder and yanked the arrow out abruptly. Originally, the wound was blocked by an arrow with only blood oozing out. Now, as soon as the arrow was pulled out, the black blood from the wound began to gush out like gurgling water.
Huo Du only felt pain in the center of his eyebrows. He put aside the porcelain bottle in his hand away, suppressed the heat in his body, and walked to Le Zhi. Then he squeezed her chin with his cold white fingers and then raised it up.
“Do you want to die?” He moved his fingertips down to grab her neck. As long as he applied more pressure…
“Why bother to do so much.” His voice was hoarse, “This loneliness can fulfill you.”
“Of course, Your Highness can.” Fearful expression was not visible on Le Zhi’s face. Instead, she said with a slight smile, “On the wedding night, won’t I have died earlier if I have not turned back to sleep with Your Highness?”
Although she had never practiced martial arts, her imperial brother taught her before how to judge the palm wind. On the wedding night, she felt it when Huo Du gathered her internal strength behind her.
Huo Du’s eyes looked cold, but the hand that was grabbing her neck loosened a little.
At this moment, Le Zhi grabbed his hand and pulled him to the soft bed, “Anyway, the aphrodisiac medicine on Your Highness’s body needs me to solve it.”
Huo Du was angry but also found it laughable, “Don’t take yourself too seriously. There are many women in this mansion.”
“Yes.” Le Zhi nodded, “But at this time, they are all in the western courtyard, and it will be too late for Your Highness.”
Huo Du did not answer but just stared at her face blankly. She seemed to have lost a lot of weight compared to the wedding night. Her white cheeks completely lacked color, and the quick-witted foxy eyes were also sad at this time.
“After doing so much, you don’t even want your life. What do you want?”
“Your Highness doesn’t like others to beg you.” Le Zhi was so angry that she trembled, “Although I have plotted against Your Highness tonight, I read in the book that a man always has a deep impression on their first woman, right? I hope Your Highness will save my sister’s life and set her free for the sake of one spring night.”
“Oh.” Huo Du’s face that was always pale began to turn red, and his body was also unbearably hot, “What about Huo Xu? Don’t kill him anymore?”
Le Zhi smiled with confidence, “Your Highness will kill him.”
Huo Xu’s killer would definitely report to him what happened tonight. As long as she died, Huo Xu would definitely record this debt on Huo Du. A hypocrite like Huo Xu, who prided himself on being affectionate, would always kill Huo Du in the name of avenging her. In this way, how could Huo Du let him go?
Although tonight’s plan could be said based on her life, she did kill three birds with one stone.
“By the way, there is also Li Yao. I have tested her, and she is useable. After my death, Your Highness will give her the letter under the embroidered pillow in the bedroom, and she will follow Your Highness. I also hope that Your Highness will treat Li Yao well because she is also an unfortunate person.” Beads of sweat dripped from Le Zhi’s forehead, and the wound on her shoulder was already numb from the pain, “And Jing Xin…”
Huo Du did not want to listen to her anymore as he did not like to hear her every word. He raised his hand to push Le Zhi to lie on her stomach and tore off the fabric of her back shoulder that was pierced by the arrow with his hand. Her shoulder was already in a bloody state.
He took a gulp of cold air.
“What’s wrong?” The person lying on her stomach obviously did not intend to shut up. She said in a leisure tone, “Your Highness likes this posture?”
Huo Du kept using his internal strength to suppress the effects of the medicine in his body, but this person seemed to be going against him and had to tease him.
He gritted his teeth in anger, “Crazy woman!”
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