Femme Fatale First Daughter - Chapter 739
Chapter 739 The Death of Princess Royal Mingzhu
She felt that she had reached the end of her life, so she was not worried about these things. Instead, she behaved decently.
Looking at her, Yan Empress could not help but sigh. “Sister, we love each other deeply. Don’t say that you wouldn’t dare to communicate the disease to me. Come to the palace with me right away. How about I take you to visit the Yan Kingdom’s palace?” Then, she gave a hint to the two eunuchs beside her with her eyes. The two eunuchs understood. They nodded and walked up to Princess Royal Mingzhu with a bow.
“Princess Royal Mingzhu, please come to the palace with maids!”
Princess Royal patted the hand of Nanny Qin who looked uneasy and asked with a smile, “Elder Sister Yunruo, are you going to bring me into the palace?”
Yan Empress looked at the sky and said impatiently, “Since you’ve entered the Yan Kingdom, Sister, I should take care of you. It’s cold outside and it’s not good for your health. Go to the palace with me.” She had been out for some time and had spent some time making out with Bai Yichen just now. She certainly did not want to waste any more time on Princess Royal.
The smile on Princess Royal’s face gradually faded away and she replied coldly, “What if I don’t want to go?” She could not go with Yan Empress at this time. Since she came to the capital of the Yan Kingdom, she knew that Bai Yihao and the Empress were at odds with each other. If she was brought into the palace by Yan Empress, the Empress would definitely threaten him with her as a hostage. Although she did not help Bai Yihao openly, she did not want anything bad to happen to him. Of course, her face grew cold at this moment.
“We are sisters and have a strong bond. How could you say something like that? Somebody, send my sister into the palace.” Yan Empress said warmly, but her expression was extremely cold and disdainful. Receiving her order, the two eunuchs pushed Nanny Qin away and held on to Princess Royal’s hand from either side of her; they were about to forcefully take her away.
“Your Highness!” Nanny Qin screamed and staggered over.
A guard behind Yan Empress stepped forward, pushed Nanny Qin away, and shouted, “Back off!”
Nanny Qin was old and weak. Being pushed to the rockery hard, she only had time to let out a scream before her head was hit heavily on the rockery. Immediately, blood sprayed out. Her body swayed and fell backward.
Mo Xuetong, who was hiding not far away, covered her mouth in shock. Only then did she suppress the scream in her mouth. She bit her lower lip tightly and allowed the blood in her mouth to flow into her throat. As Princess Royal had been tricked and caught by Yan Empress, she could not expose herself any longer. Otherwise, Feng Yuran’s situation would be even more dangerous.
Mo Xuetong did not know where Princess Royal got the strength as she desperately got rid of the grips of the two eunuchs and rushed over. She hugged Nanny Qin and cried sadly, “Nanny Qin!”
She had been raised by Nanny Qin since she was a child. Her lowly “mother” in the palace was unable to protect her at all, and had passed away when she was very young. Then, she had been raised by the Empress Dowager. Even though she had been doted on by the Empress Dowager, the only one who could truly love her selflessly was Nanny Qin who had never left her.
The so-called wet nurse was more like a real mother to her! How could she not feel heartbroken?
Tears immediately rolled down her cheeks!
Yan Empress stood aside and persuaded her hypocritically, “Sister, you don’t have to be so sad. She’s just an old servant. You’re a descendant of the royal family, so you can’t get hurt because of an old servant.”
Princess Royal looked up and asked coldly, “Yunruo, what exactly do you want to do?” She held on to the rockery and slowly stood up straight. Mo Xuetong, who was not far behind her, stared at her but did not dare to move. She turned around and looked at the two tightly shut doors anxiously. She did not know if she wanted Feng Yuran to come out or not at this moment.
Mo Xuetong turned to look at Princess Royal. She suddenly saw the latter speaking to Yan Empress angrily while reaching out a hand behind her with something in her palm. She struggled to stretch out her arm, as if she wanted to hand it to someone! Mo Xuetong’s eyes widened. She did not figure out what Princess Royal meant for a moment.
She half-lay on the rockery quietly and did not dare to move. Because of the shadow of the rockery and the light came from the front, there were many shadows, including the shadow of the stone, and thus it was hard to find that her delicate body was half-lying in it.
“I didn’t want to do anything. We’re sisters, and it’s rare to meet you. How can I miss the chance?” Yan Empress said hypocritically. She waved her hands and the two eunuchs tried to go up again.
“Don’t come over. If you come any closer, I will die here.” Princess Royal took out a golden hairpin from her hair and pointed at her stretched neck with the shiny point. She snapped, “Yunruo, you are plotting against the Yan Kingdom. I really don’t know what benefits our brother has given you. You don’t want to be an Empress and betray your son just in order to integrate the Yan Kingdom into the territory of the Qin Kingdom. At that time, you will no longer be the Empress of a country, but a powerless princess. Yunruo, are you willing to accept that?”
There was a vicious look in the corner of Princess Royal’s eye, without any trace of gentleness. She had not fallen out with Yan Empress just now because she was concerned about Nanny Qin. Now, she had nothing to worry about. She retorted immediately and stretched her arm further back, which was difficult.
Not far behind her, Mo Xuetong reached out subconsciously and took it. She was stunned to find that it was a thin letter. Could it really be for her? But how did Princess Royal discover that she was hiding inside?
“Don’t speak!” Princess Royal’s deep voice rang in Mo Xuetong’s ears but she didn’t look back.
“Nonsense, how could I do such a thing!” Princess Royal Mingzhu had turned matters upside down, and led her action to the direction of her betrayal to the Yan Kingdom. Looking at Lan Yanwen, who was surrounded by the Lan family not far away, Yan Empress also grew anxious. Although the Lan family was on her side, the one they really supported was the royal family of the Yan Kingdom. If she dared to betray the Yan Kingdom, the Lan family would be the first to kill her.
She didn’t know how many members of the Lan family were hiding here.
“Am I wrong, Elder Sister Yunruo? If you weren’t afraid that I would say your intentions out loud, you wouldn’t be in such a hurry to lure me here. Elder Sister Yunruo, don’t worry. I will die soon and won’t be able to threaten you any longer. I won’t fall into the hands of the Yan Emperor and tell him your intentions.” Princess Royal gasped heavily and spat out a mouthful of blood which spilled on the stone wall on one side. Mo Xuetong’s eyes turned red. She felt sad and tears welled up in her eyes.
Princess Royal was about to die!
She thought of how Princess Royal had helped her both openly and secretly since she had come to the capital. Even though she and Bai Yihao had kidnapped her in the end, Mo Xuetong only thought of how good Princess Royal was. In her past life, Princess Royal had been locked up, and in this life, she had ended up like this. She did not know who her biological parents were when she was born; when she grew up and knew, she could not say anything.
After knowing that Mo Xuetong’s mother was her younger sister, she could not recognize her and could only secretly make friends with her. Later, when Mo Xuetong’s mother married far away, she also got married. Unexpectedly, her husband died, leaving her behind. She was alone and only had an old wet nurse by her side. The wet nurse was loyal to her. Now that even the last person who really cared about her was gone, she did not have to be afraid of death!
It seemed that Princess Royal had made up her mind. She insisted on framing Yan Empress. She was not afraid of death now, so she could say whatever she wanted.
Yan Empress’s beautiful eyes were filled with anger when she was framed by Princess Royal Mingzhu. There were blue blood vessels throbbing on her well-maintained forehead. She could not help stepping forward, grabbing Princess Royal’s hand and yelling angrily, “You’re lying. You’ve been talking nonsense. I’m the Empress of the Yan Kingdom. How could I betray the Yan Kingdom?”
“Yunruo, are you afraid?” Princess Royal glanced at her sideways, and there was a hint of sarcasm in her eyes. “But since you are afraid, why did you do it? Is it really for…” She seemed to have thought of something and stared at Yan Empress with her eyes wide open in shock as disbelief painted her face.
No matter whether others believed it or not, Yunruo was from the Qin Kingdom, and thus it was bound that the people of the Yan Kingdom would not fully trust her. The seeds of doubt had been planted. Princess Royal Mingzhu was especially clear-headed at this time. Since Yunruo had set up a trap and taken advantage of the rumor of the so-called ancient witch tribe to catch her, and they were in the Lan family outside the palace, there must be someone in charge of the Lan family present.
Princess Royal had heard about the Lan family from Nanny Qin in the past few days when the latter asked for information. According to the Lan family’s strength, they might attach to Yunruo, but how could such a big family not be cautious? With such an attitude, they would definitely suspect Yunruo.
It was enough to stick the thorn like this. When necessary, it would play its role!
“Mingzhu, are you really not afraid of death?” Yan Empress did not expect that Princess Royal Mingzhu was not afraid of death. She had planned to catch her and threaten Bai Yihao. But now, she had bitten her back. Seeing the ever-changing expression on Lan Yanwen’s face in the dark, she was so angry that she shook Princess Royal Mingzhu. She did not care about her manners and said, “Shut up. If you continue to lie, I will kill you.”
This matter must not arouse the Lan family’s suspicion. There were even Bai Yichen’s people among them. If both Bai Yichen and the Lan family were suspicious of her intentions, even if Bai Yichen succeeded the throne in the end, he would not value her. She had plotted for many years, so how could she allow Bai Yichen to get the throne just because of what Mingzhu had said? At this time, Yan Empress was already irritated and wanted Princess Royal Mingzhu to take back what she had said with all her heart.
As she was excited, she said hoarsely. Her shrill voice was as sharp as a sword. It spread far and wide in the night. Her hands shook more and more violently, as if she wanted to shake off Princess Royal Mingzhu’s unfinished words. She did not realize that the person she held by the shoulders had been like jelly, and a mouthful of blood flowed down from Princess Royal Mingzhu’s lips.
She was dead now. How could she die before she didn’t finish her words? Yan Empress was so angry that she almost went crazy!
Lan Yanwen came over, reached out and put it under Princess Royal’s nose. Then he said lightly, “Your Majesty, she has gone!”
Perhaps it was because of Lan Yanwen’s indifference that Yan Empress came to her senses suddenly. Her hands loosened, and Princess Royal fell to the ground. She took a deep breath and calmed down. Pretending to be indifferent, she turned back to Lan Yanwen with a smile. “Minister of Public Works, I am so sorry about this. I didn’t expect that our plan failed this time. This b*tch even bit me before she died. I’m so angry!”
After that, she calmly studied Lan Yanwen’s expression.
“Don’t worry, Your Majesty. Although we failed this time, we’ve made His Highness lose some people. It’s impossible to believe what she said before she died.”