Nevertheless, he never expected that Second Lady had brought Gu Ruoyun back to save Master Murong. In this case, there was no way he can consider her as a traitor.
Murong Yan looked mildly embarrassed now. Honestly, she had brought Gu Ruoyun to the Murong household as a guest, she had no clue about her true identity! As for the reason why she had not continued looking for the herbs, it was because she was making extra preparations before entering the forest again.
Still, she had not thought that Gu Ruoyun would turn out to be a doctor!
Murong Rou'er has regained her composure after her initial shock. She took a deep breath and approached Master Murong. Her gentle face was brimming with a splendid smile as she spoke to him softly, "You're alright. This is simply wonderful. I've been so worried about you."
Master Murong reacted irritably towards Murong Rou'er. He scoffed coldly and swept his icy gaze across her face.
"Murong Rou'er, don't think that I'm unaware of what you've done! It's only that I've got no proof at the moment which is why I've yet to punish you! However, you're getting way over the limit! You are simply insatiable!"
Murong Rou'er's face immediately drained of color. She bit her lip and stared pitifully up at the old man, "Grandfather, what are you saying? Rou'er does not understand this at all."
"What am I saying? You of all people should know it best!" Master Murong looked at Murong Rou'er and asked, "Now let me ask you this one more time. What have you been doing all these years?"
Murong Rou'er trembled. She lowered her gaze and replied, "I've been working hard for the sake of the Murong family's business and giving my best for the Murong family's interests. Grandfather, you should know this, right?"
The old man looked utterly disappointed, "Murong Rou'er, you may be a b*stard but you are still my granddaughter. Otherwise, why do you think Yan'er's mother had taken you in? It was I who had pitied your plight and asked for her to do it. But now that I think of it, the ones who truly deserve pity were Yan'er and her mother, whom you had manipulated into eating out of the palm of your hand. I've given you one final chance with my last question but you did not appreciate it at all. As such, do not blame me for being cruel! Guards, take Murong Rou'er away!"
If the old man could rise and hold the seat as the Master of the house, could he be as easily fooled as Murong Yan?
Ever since the accidental deaths of both his son and daughter-in-law, he had begun to grow suspicious of Murong Rou'er. However, at the time, Murong Rou'er was only a few years old and there was no proof!
Still, in all these years, he had been investigating the situation in secret until the highly vigilant Murong Rou'er found out about it and poisoned him!
Master Murong sighed in his heartbreak. He now understood the true meaning of the phrase 'nurturing a tiger invites calamity' and had caused the deaths of Yan'er's parents as a result! He could never make up for this mistake not even with his own life.
"Grandfather, I did not... I really didn't do anything wrong!"
Murong Rou'er stumbled back fearfully as she watched the guards approach her. She then ran towards Elder Er and exclaimed pathetically, "Elder Er, I'm being framed. Truly! Please save me!"
Elder Er frowned and wanted to stick up for Murong Rou'er but had shut his mouth in the end.
"Eldest Lady, the Master is a sensible man. He will get to the bottom of this. If you are truly innocent, he will clear you of all charges. You don't need to worry about this. Besides, the Master will not punish you without concrete evidence. This imprisonment will only be temporary."