TCPCHW Chapter 43 Part 1
The Crown Prince Chases His Wife
Chapter 43 Insomnia (1/2)
In the study room of Princess of Zhaoren Mansion.
Duke of Zhenguo sat at the main seat, and Qin Yan and Shen Ci sat on both sides.
Jiang Mu, who didn’t look too well, stood beside Ji Nanfeng.
Qin Yan glanced at Jiang Mu indifferently, and said to Ji Nanfeng: “Mister Ji, tell us about our losses today.”
Ji Nanfeng replied: “Out of all the secret guards of the mansion, seven died, eleven were seriously injured, and twenty-two has minor injuries.”
Qin Yan looked at Jiang Mu, who was a little ashamed, and said with a cold tone, “Jiang Mu, among the secret guards who were killed and injured today, some brothers have accompanied you in fighting, and some brothers have protected you secretly that you may not even remember their names.”
“But it happened to them because of you.”
“What do you have to say?”
Mister Ji has already told Jiang Mu that today he disappeared into the forest and the secret guards were ambushed. Afterward, Qin Yan entered the forest and was attacked before returning to the mansion.
Jiang Mu looked ashamed, took a deep breath, and said in a muffled voice: “When I was in the mansion a few days ago, a passing young manservant dressed as a handyman slipped me a note when I passed by the front courtyard.”
“The note was written in Xirong language, saying that on the fourth day of the whistle deer of the Autumn Ceremony, the monarch of Xirong invited me to meet alone in the paddock forest.”
“That’s my enemy, and I hate him. Even if it’s a trap, I will definitely go there.”
“When I entered the forest in the morning, there was a heavy fog. Not long after I went in, I saw a person wearing a Xirong costume and I followed quickly. Later, I met more than a dozen killers who set up an ambush and knocked me unconscious. When I woke up, I was already found by the secret guards.”
After Jiang Mu finished speaking, he lowered his head and dared not look at Qin Yan.
The other party obviously took advantage of his desire for revenge and used him as bait. But he was also blinded by hatred and didn’t discuss it with Qin Yan in advance and make sufficient preparations, which caused Qin Yan to be in danger.
Perhaps, when encountering matters related to his own deep hatred, he would not let others intervene, let alone Qin Yan.
“Even if it’s a trap, you still want to go?” Qin Yan said with a chuckle.
“But that’s not a trap for you, it’s for me.”
Jiang Mu was dumbfounded.
Ji Nanfeng told what he found out one by one: “When Young Master Jiang woke up, I had already asked about Young Master Jiang’s situation.”
“The only stranger who has appeared in the mansion in the past few days is the nephew of the Old Wang who delivered the food. He said that Old Wang is sick, and he will deliver the food.”
“But he shouldn’t be walking around the front courtyard.”
“I sent secret guards to find them both, and they both died at home.”
Hearing this, everyone in the study looked a little grave.
This was killing people to silence them.
Qin Yan said to the Duke of Zhenguo who was sitting at the main seat: “There is more than one group of killers in the forest this time, with slightly different outfits and different weapons.”
“If it weren’t the same person hired different killers, then there was more than one person behind the scenes.” If you are enjoying the novel, please support this translation and get direct access to new releases by reading it at the translator’s original website: https://justforfuntrans.com
“But no matter what, at least one of them is targeting me.”
“With such a large number of sacrificial men in the imperial paddock, the other party is so arrogant, and their power should not be underestimated.”
“I guessed Imperial Concubine Shu at first, but there are not many people who can know the identity of Jiang Mu from Xirong. Imperial Concubine Shu may not have this capacity.”
“There may be someone else, someone else in the center of power.”
Shen Changshan’s voice was like a loud bell, but he still has the temper of a soldier when he spoke: “Strengthen the guard in the mansion, different situations call for different action. Over the years, we have encountered more dangerous and difficult situations, so there is nothing to be afraid of. If the enemy invades, we will kill one when one comes, and we will do sacrificial to the swords when a group comes.”
The Taizi Mansion.
Song Zhi reported the news from the palace to the Taizi: “His Majesty ordered a thorough investigation into the case of the paddock assassin throughout the night, and those who were invited by the Northern Yamen Imperial Army to interrogate included all the people who participated in the autumn hunting.”
“According to the attendants who survived that day and followed His Majesty into the forest to whistle deer, they encountered several groups of killers that day. But some killers seemed to turn a blind eye to them, and only some of them attacked them.”
“The Northern Yamen Imperial Army’s conclusion is that there is more than one group of killers today. There may be more than one person behind the scenes.”
Feng Zhan narrowed his eyes slightly, and lightly tapped the table with his fingers.
After entering the forest today, several groups of killers chased after him.
When Feng Zhan met Qin Yan, he also happened to meet Qin Yan who had just finished killing a group of sacrificial men who besieged her.
Then, there must be killers whose target was Qin Yan.
There must also be killers whose target was himself.
And those who could go beyond the defensive line of the imperial paddock and arranged so many assassins…
Maybe they were all related to the imperial family.
“Your Highness, do you want Tang Wan to enter the capital to treat the poison of the arrow wound?” Song Zhi was a little worried about Taizi’s injury.
“No need.” Feng Zhan rejected it without the slightest hesitation.
Today he learned that Qin Yan was familiar with Medicine King Valley, and she might also have Medicine King Valley’s subordinates under her.
It seemed that he had to trouble Princess of Zhaoren to deal with his arrow wound…
In the Shou’an Palace of the inner court in the imperial city.
“Empress Dowager, I slipped.” Xia Ying, the chief eunuch of Shou’an Palace, knelt on the ground and said in a small voice.
Empress Dowager Xiao sat upright on a large carved sandalwood chair padded with embroidered cushions, looked down at Xia Ying who was kneeling on the ground, with a string of Canaanite wooden bracelets coiled in one hand and did not speak.
The hall was still and silent.
After a while, Empress Dowager Xiao sighed softly and said: “Get up.”
Xia Ying got up, bowed, and walked to Empress Dowager Xiao’s side, hesitant to speak.
“Just ask if you have any questions. You have to clearly understand what I think so that you can serve me better.” Empress Dowager Xiao spoke slowly. If you are enjoying the novel, please support this translation and get direct access to new releases by reading it at the translator’s original website: https://justforfuntrans.com
Xia Ying bent her waist, looked down at the ground, and expressed his doubts: “After Empress Dowager drugged the horses from the Mulan Horse Farm that day and found that Princess of Zhaoren was very resourceful and intelligent, Empress Dowager said that Princess Zhaoren was most like the Empress Dowager when you were young, why so?”
“Why do I still send killers to kill her?” Empress Dowager Xiao suddenly said.
Empress Dowager Xiao glanced sideways at Xia Ying, then turned her gaze back to the front.
In the hall, on the wall directly in front of the big chair where Empress Dowager Xiao sat, there was a portrait of the former emperor sitting on the throne.
“There is no need for another me to appear in this palace.”