Let Me Pursue You – Chapter 54 Part 2
Chapter 54 Part 2
Yuan Ci Xian was very angry, but she had to restrain herself when she asked something from others. She pulled the corners of her mouth in a good temper: “Don’t be secretive, tell me quickly, is the Lingnan’s matter settled?”
Lu Shi Qing didn’t say anything, but he had to admit in his heart that Yuan Ci Xian did have a tacit understanding with him, whether it was with him as Xu Shan or with him as himself.
He nodded and explained: “Remember the arrowheads found in the suburbs of Chang’an before. You were right, although this thing was done by the second prince, there was also an element of framing in it. I recently found out that as early as last year, Minister Jiang had opened a mine in Lingnan and secretly offered it to Ping Prince, and Ping Prince entrusted someone to transfer it to the second prince to stimulate his ambition and set up the situation of Huihu merchants before, and borrowed my hand to expose it.”
The twists and turns here, Lu Shi Qing had already guessed it at the beginning, but he was stuck in the Lingnan link when he checked it. After Yuan Ci Xian gave him the reminder, only then did he really understand the whole story.
Yuan Ci Xian also understood what he meant: “You mean, you’re going to expose this matter to His Majesty, so as to completely destroy the Jiang family.”
Lu Shi Qing nodded slightly: “But now is not the best time, you can assuage your anger on Jiang family first.”
Yuan Ci Xian curled her lips. He really regarded her as a child, she was targeting Jiang Bi Rou to protect the Yuan family, and it had nothing to do with assuaging anger, but she still probing a little more: “The so-called best time, is it when Ping Prince enters the capital at the end of the year?”
She suddenly smiled very sinisterly: “That is really a special time. Minister Jiang must be very happy to receive such a precious New Year’s gift.”
Lu Shi Qing wanted to say that she was a rogue, but he suddenly saw Cao An coming, and he reported to him: “Master, His Majesty has brought news that he has sent someone to Yuan Mansion to sweep Jiang shi out of the door. If County Princess wants to see, you should seize this opportunity.”
“…” Yuan Ci Xian was a little at a loss for words. All of them regarded her as a little doll who needed to vent her anger.
Lu Shi Qing glanced at her: “If you don’t want to go, then don’t go.”
She shook her head: “Let’s go.” She didn’t want to see Jiang Bi Rou, but she was worried about her brother.
Lu Shi Qing said “Okay”, as if he was going to join her, got up and told Cao An: “Prepare the carriage.”
When the eunuchs that were sent by Emperor Huining arrived in Yuan Mansion, there had already been a commotion inside. When Jiang Bi Rou learned that the letter had been intercepted, she figured out what was in it, and asked Yuan Yu how he could plot against her like this.
Yuan Yu just smiled wryly and remained silent.
On the day of Jiang Bi Rou’s accident, he rushed there in a hurry, but after listening to Yuan Ci Xian’s words, it was like a handful of cold water was poured onto his head. In fact, he didn’t need the doctor to confront her, he had already believed in his sister.
His sister ran away from home so suddenly, only leaving a vague reason, this was one of them. Regardless of his dissuasion, Jiang Bi Rou insisted on going to the Lu Mansion to fetch Yuan Ci Xian home, this was the second. Under such circumstances, she happened to accidentally miscarriage, this was the third.
How could there be so many coincidences in the world.
But even though he knew Jiang Bi Rou’s sinister intentions, he still didn’t criticize her. That day in the west courtyard of the Lu Mansion, she saw that he had believed in his sister, knowing that she definitely couldn’t deny it, she cried and begged him for forgiveness.
Remembering the reason why she couldn’t bear children, and remembering the Yuan family’s debt to her, he accepted her, but he couldn’t help but have doubts, so he asked Yuan Ci Xian a little more before leaving. He felt that if Jiang Bi Rou had just intentionally miscarriage, his sister might not be so angry.
So he asked her what Jiang Bi Rou’s ending would be in her dream.
Yuan Ci Xian only said one sentence. She said: We are all dead, but sister-in-law is still alive.
Yuan Yu understood everything. Afterwards, Yuan Ci Xian proposed to use the letter to trick Jiang Bi Rou, and he agreed.
In fact, this was the last chance he gave Jiang Bi Rou. If she didn’t inform the Jiang family, he even planned to let the past go. But she did.
Then all the debts would be paid off on this day.
Yuan Yu looked at the haggard Jiang Bi Rou in front of him, and smiled bitterly: “Bi Rou, are you desperate? But you don’t know, I may be more desperate than you.”
Jiang Bi Rou suddenly froze, unable to shed a single tear.
She saw his expression become indifferent and said, “Go and receive the order.”
The eunuch brought a cup of wine, and said to Jiang Biju who was kneeling on the ground: “Sinful woman Jiang shi, His Majesty gives the amnesty on the winter solstice, and excuse you from death. You drink this wine and live your life well.” He then looked at Yuan Yu, “Jiang shi is suffering from a serious illness, afraid it will infect others. It’s not suitable to stay in the capital anymore, so please ask General Yuan to deal with her as soon as possible and send her away from Chang’an.”
After he finished speaking, he beckoned to the palace maid behind him to give her wine.
Jiang Bi Rou naturally guessed that after drinking this wine, her life would be worse than death. She seemed to be afraid only at this time, and backed away desperately, then remembered Yuan Yu who was also kneeling by the side to receive the order, and tugged on his sleeve, begging him to let her go.
Yuan Yu didn’t look at her any more, just bowed down to the eunuch, and said: “This official obeys the holy order—”
Jiang Bi Rou collapsed to the ground.
When Yuan Ci Xian and Lu Shi Qing arrived at Yuan Mansion, what they saw was her with empty eyes, while the eunuch and palace maid had already left. She twitched all over after drinking the wine, lying on the ground unable to stand up, her face was covered with hideous raised red marks, as if she was infected with some evil disease.
Yuan Yu remained silent for a long time, finally bent over to help her, but she threw his hands off.
Jiang Bi Rou stared straight at Yuan Ci Xian and Lu Shi Qing who were standing in front of the mansion gate, and crawled towards them little by little.
Yuan Ci Xian understood the whole thing at a glance, so she calmed down and stepped forward slowly, stopping just a few feet away from her.
Jiang Bi Rou’s lips trembled, she raised her head, and said word by word: “Yuan Ci Xian, you ruined me for a lifetime, I will not let you go…”
Yuan Ci Xian looked down at her, and twitched the corners of her mouth: “Don’t talk to me so pretentiously, I have no ability to ruin people for a lifetime. I asked Doctor Yu, your cough and asthma are brought out from your mother’s womb, you would definitely get sick when you got old, it has nothing to do with me.”
Jiang Bi Rou’s eyes flashed a strange look. Then she laughed like a maniac, and when she laughed enough, she gritted her teeth and said: “These are not important… you will have retribution! The pain I endured today will be repaid to you ten times, a hundred times in the future… You just believe it…”
Lu Shi Qing and Yuan Yu frowned together, and took a step forward, but were stopped by Yuan Ci Xian’s raised hand.
The two saw her smile lightly, looked down at Jiang Bi Rou and said, “A person who reaps what she sown, what right does she have to talk about retribution with me? Jiang Bi Rou, don’t think you understand me. How do you know that I still don’t believe in these things like when I was a child? You are right, there should be a cycle of karma in this world. But unfortunately, you put it the other way around.” The corners of her lips curved slightly, her tone was gentle, “Because I, a long time ago, have endured pain ten times, a hundred times heavier than yours, so today, you crawled under my feet, and I – standing in front of you.”
After she finished speaking, she looked at Yuan Yu and said calmly, “Brother, please send off the guest.”