Shen Luo didn’t have a proper answer, he could only turn to look at Mo Junyang. However, he didn’t intend to give him a hint.
He could only explain reluctantly, “His Highness was found to have been poisoned yesterday. Because the East Palace was too easy to be aimed at, and the one who had poisoned him was not found out, they could only suppress his poison inside temporarily. We originally planned to come to the Storytelling Pavilion today to get him detoxified, but unexpectedly…”
Shi Qingxue heard the assassins’ plan with her own ears and experienced what had happened, so she was not surprised. But… “Why are you the one to detoxify His Highness?”
Didn’t they come to the Storytelling Pavilion on purpose just in order to hide from others? But if Mo Junyu really wanted to hide this matter that he had been poisoned, he shouldn’t ask an outsider to detoxify himself. Unless…
“Who are you to His Highness?” Shi Qingxue’s eyes became strict and she stared straight at Shen Luo.
“Ahem!” Shen Luo was choked because of Shi Qingxue’s being straight forward, he became extremely awkward.
He didn’t expect that Shi Qingxue was so smart that she immediately pointed out the key to the problem. How was he supposed to answer?
“He’s in Crown Prince’s party.”
When Shen Luo was racking his brain to find the proper answer, a faint voice told the truth.
Shen Luo stared, “…”
Shi Qingxue stared, “…”
Fine! No one was more straightforward than Mo Junyang.
However, Shi Qingxue was not surprised by this answer. At that time, that she should go to Mang Mountain to seek medical treatment was proposed by Mo Junyu. Shen Luo moved in the house of the Shi Family without hesitation because of Mo Junyang’s help.
Mo Junyang was on Crown Prince’s side, and everything seemed to be logical.
She did not think that Mo Junyu deliberately inserted Shen Luo into the Shi Family. In addition, she was not interested in the court stuff anyway.
She told the two what she had overheard in the Storytelling Pavilion, and then said, “If there isn’t anything else, then I’ll go back first.”
“I’ll send you.” Mo Junyang started to ignore others again. Except for Shi Qingxue, anything could be non-significant.
Shen Luo already knew the man’s temperament. It was useless to persuade him. Threats were impossible for him to listen to. Shen Luo could only grit his teeth.
He was mad but didn’t dare to speak it out.
However, this time Qingxue refused Mo Junyang with a determined expression, “No, thanks. Our carriage is waiting for us. I’ll take Yuechu back home by myself…”
Seeing that Mo Junyang was still unwilling to let her go, she smiled, “Don’t worry. I’m giving you time to think out the answer. Anyway, next time when we meet, you need to explain to me why I was so fortunate that I came to the Storytelling Pavilion and happened to find out a shocking secret and why the servant in the Storytelling Pavilion also appeared here. Well, we seem to have met before.”
Wei Zichao, who had been trying to hide himself in the group of guards, faced Shi Qingxue’s seemingly smile. Instantly the truth was revealed, and he could only smirk.
Shi Qingxue ignored him. Seeing that Mo Junyang was finally speechless because of her words, she held Shi Yuechu and left with satisfaction.
Wei Zichao quickly rushed forward to plead guilty, “Master, I was really not intentionally exposed. But at that time Sixth Lady wanted the private room, I had to lead them to the room which you often used. Who knew that…”
“Who knew that something did happen and she happened to have overheard it. Well, she must think that you made this show for her on purpose!” Shen Luo gloated.
Wei Zichao was in distress, and he really wanted to seal Shen Luo’s mouth, “Master…”
“Enough!” Mo Junyang waved his hand to interrupt Wei Zichao’s words and looked at Shen Luo. Seeing that the latter still smiled leisurely, he also smiled, “What? Are you so idle?”
Shen Luo’s goosebumps suddenly popped out, and it was his turn to shake his head, “I’m busy. I’m busy. I’m really busy!”
No longer afraid to speak, Shen Luo hurried to detoxify Mo Junyu.
By the time Shi Qingxue returned to the house of the Shi Family, it was almost dusk.
“What are you doing? Let go of us! I tell you, we are the siblings of your First Madam. If we are injured or harmed a little bit, you will surely be punished!”
The female voice sounded at the gate of the house of the Shi Family, and several people were entangling there.
As soon as she got out of the carriage, she saw such a scene. And she recognized that those who were fighting with others at the gate were her two uncles and aunts at the first glance.
“What are you doing?” Shi Qingxue yelled, stopping those people, and asked Xia Mang to send Shi Yuechu back to the guest room first.
On the other side, when Shi Qingxue’s aunt, Madam Yang, saw her coming, she became even more arrogant. She pulled Qingxue over and began to complain, “Qingxue, look at those useless subordinates of your Shi Family. They can’t even recognize me, your maternal relative, and they even stay here to guard the gate. If they were in the Dong Family, I would kick them out!”
The doorkeeper who had heard Madam Yang’s complaint sweated in frightening. He thought that he would die this time, for everyone knew that Sixth Lady of the Shi Family protect her own families most.
However, the expected scolding didn’t come out. But she just asked in a cold voice, “What exactly is going on?”
The door keeper answered, “It was Princess Royal who asked me to drive them out. It was said that they stole things. They were not sent to the officer for they were relatives.”
“What?” Shi Qingxue stared at them. She was also startled.
The two aunts from the Dong Family shrank their necks because of her stare.
Madam Yang said with a trembling voice, “Qingxue, we, we just thought that the bracelets were beautiful and picked them up to have a closer look. We really didn’t intend to steal them. We just forgot to take them off after we wore them on.”
The younger aunt, Madam Zhao hastened to add, “This is what has happened. We didn’t steal anything at all. They wronged us! Qingxue, you must justify us!”
It seemed to be true!
Shi Qingxue was almost laughed out of anger, “Whose things did you steal?”
The two aunts did not reply, but the doorkeeper replied, “They entered Shou’an Hall.”
This time, Shi Qingxue wanted to hit slap on them. At first she thought that no matter how unbridled Madam Yang and Madam Zhao were, they only caused trouble in the First Master’s Family. She never expected them to be ashamed in front of the Old Madam.
No wonder even Mo Shujun drove them out this time.
Shi Qingxue paused, thinking of something, and then asked, “Where is my mother now?”
The doorkeeper didn’t say anything this time, but Madam Yang began to clamor, with a gloat, “Qingxue, your mother is not much better than us. Maybe when you go in now, she has already been punished and is going to be divorced soon!”
Shi Qingxue’s small face became pale, and tried to go into the room, but the doorkeeper asked in a low voice, “Sixth Lady, what about these two…”
“Grandma has ordered, hasn’t she? You won’t be wrong to obey grandmother’s words.” Shi Qingxue didn’t want to waste more time here. No matter how Madam Yang and Madam Zhao cried, she ignored them and left quickly.
When she arrived in the lobby, she didn’t see Mo Shujun and Dong Hui. Only after she asked did she realize that Princess Royal had brought First Madam to the ancestral hall for punishment!
Shi Qingxue was surprised. Anything that made them go to the ancestral hall should be a terrible event that might cost their lives!
She hurried to the ancestral hall, seeing Mo Shujun sitting in the main seat, full of anger. Zhou Ruyu smiled flatteringly aside and occasionally inserted a few words, making Mo Shujun even angrier.
However, her mother, the noble wife of Duke Shi, was punished to kneel on the ground.
In front of all the eyes, her face was all lost.
When Shi Qingxue saw this scene, her lungs were going to explode with anger. Without further consideration, she rushed in to hold Dong Hui up. Under the astonished sight of the crowd, she coldly ordered, “All irrelevant people, go away.”
The subordinates looked at each other without moving.
Mo Shujun frowned and angrily said, “Qingxue, what are you doing? Do you want to rebel?”
Shi Qingxue asked calmly, “I’m the one who should ask. Grandma, what are you doing? You don’t even save any pride for my mother…”
“Why didn’t she think about pride when she did those shameful things? Now, she knows that pride is needed.” Zhou Ruyu murmured disdainfully, hoping to stir up the trouble.
Shi Qingxue ignored her, and continued to say seriously, “After all, mother is a noble lady of Duke Shi.”
With these words, she shut Zhou Ruyu’s mouth up.
Mo Shujun frowned, but said nothing. She only waved her hand to send all the servants away, leaving only those of the Second Master’s Family and the Third Master’s Family, as well as Shi Baoning.
Mo Shujun started to yell again, “Kneel down still!”
Shi Qingxue was still reluctant to let her go, but Dong Hui waved at her secretly. At this time, if she confronted Mo Shujun, they would be unreasonable even if they used to be rational.
“Qingxue, come here. Grandmother will handle it fairly.” Shi Baoning came to grab Qingxue’s arm at this time and pulled her aside.
Mo Shujun then felt a bit easier, and then asked with a cold face, “Hui, are there any mistakes in those things I just pointed out?”
Dong Hui shook her head and said with a husky voice, “No. It’s true that my two brothers are not sensible and make the Shi Family lose face.”
Why was it about the two uncles in the Dong Family this time?
Shi Baoning whispered to her and said, “While in the House of Princess’s Husband, you took Yuechu out so you didn’t know about it.”
“What was that?”
“The two uncles were drunk at the banquet and had an argument with others. They almost fought and told the name of Duke Shi, so that someone found grandmother. Grandmother could only take these two drunken men back to the house of Duke Shi. But this thing was spread out in the circle of the noble. The Shi Family was ashamed this time. No wonder that grandmother would be so mad this time.” Shi Baoning sighed heavily and looked worried.
After hearing this, Shi Qingxue couldn’t help but look at Shi Baoning again, and the sense of uncomfortableness in her heart came up again.
Although what Shi Baoning had said should be the truth, those words… Anyone could say it, but it shouldn’t be said by Shi Baoning.
But at this moment, she had no time to get entangled in this little matter. She asked straightforwardly, “Why is mother related to it?”
Shi Baoning’s face froze, and wanted to say that this was a matter caused by the two uncles in the Dong Family, so it was of course the matter of mother. But when faced with Qingxue’s blinking eyes, she couldn’t say those words at all with confidence.
At this time, Zhou Ruyu said in an ambiguous way, “Huh! It was not your face to lose anyway, then you could get away from this.”
These words pushed Shi Qingxue to the opposite side of the Shi Family.
Shi Qingxue sneered, “Why does Third Aunt seem to mean that it is my mother who has shamed the Shi Family?”
“You…” Zhou Ruyu got choked with anger.
It was an obvious matter, but with Shi Qingxue’s question, they became unreasonable.
After all, both of the two uncles of the Dong Family were adults. They had caused trouble, and they blamed it on Dong Hui. It did seem that they were trying to punish her for being related to those two uncles.
Zhou Ruyu was unwilling to give in, and said, “What about the dirty thing that your two aunts have done? It was her who had led them into Shou’an Hall on her own. This time, can she still get away from it?”
Hearing that, Dong Hui’s face became even more gloom, and said in a low voice, “Qingxue, stop. This time I indeed make the Shi Family lose face, and I am willing to be punished.”
Even the party herself had confessed it. Zhou Ruyu suddenly became glad and raised her chin towards Shi Qingxue, as if saying, “Your mother had admitted it. What else could you say?”
“Mother!” Shi Qingxue shouted and frowned, trying to cheer Dong Hui up.
But Dong Hui just shook her head towards her, then lowered her head and didn’t say anything else.
Mo Shujun then spoke again, and her voice was cold, “Since you have confessed your guilt, I won’t keep asking you any more.”
With a sigh, Mo Shujun said with a serious look again, “You give birth to no son. And you make the Shi Family lose face. You have broken two of the seven rules, which is enough for divorce. Someone. Pack Dong Hui’s things and send her back to the Dong Family.”
She was about to make her divorce!
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