Chapter 189 – Confrontation at the scene (6)
Thinking of this, Su Zian restrained himself, glared at Su Luo and sternly said: “Even as the matter stands now, you still dare to argue. Come, drag her out of here!”
The corner of Su Luo’s mouth lifted into an almost non-existent sneer.
She could clearly see that Su Zian had flown into a rage out of humiliation. He wanted to use her as a sacrificial lamb to settle this matter. So much so that he wouldn’t even give her a final chance to defend herself.
This kind of father was simply too vile.
This type of official residence, even smelling the air made her nauseous.
If it weren’t for her need to secretly investigate her background in Su Manor, she would have already waved her sleeves and left this wolf’s lair earlier.
However before Su Luo could speak, Beichen Ying’s brows knotted. He waved his hand, “Wait a moment!”
You could have made a move against anyone else, but to touch the person at the bottom of Nangong’s heart, you must not want to live, right?!
Beichen Ying turned his head to Su Zian, and frowning, said: “The Great General Su, this is where you are wrong. Just now, the fourth Miss Su plainly said that she doesn’t have any gold. Then how could she go to the Mercenary Union to issue a task? Pertaining to this point, you still haven’t clarified it yet. Then how could you directly just add these charges onto her body? This seems rather too arbitrary! Don’t tell me General Su normally investigates cases in the military in this way?”
It was okay when Beichen Ying didn’t speak but once he spoke, he stupefied Su Zian.
Now, even though he had a faint smiling expression on his face, but everyone could see that this Venerable president of the Mercenary Union was unhappy.
The accusation Beichen Ying slammed down was really too big. If it stuck, then the accusation could cost him his noble title and official job. How could Su Zian dare to take on this charge?
He could only wipe away the cold sweat on his forehead and hurriedly stretched his smile even wider. Forcing a laugh, he responded, “The Venerable Beichen is joking. This is merely a small matter within my own family, therefore…”
Yet, it seemed as if Beichen Ying wanted to argue strongly with him. One could only see him coldly raise his eyebrow, “Such a minor family matter and you can’t even try the case clearly. Then what qualification do you have to be in charge of the empire’s military forces? General Su, wouldn’t you say I’m right?”
A thread of rage flashed through Su Zian’s eyes!
Everyone should be at the same ranking position, if it weren’t for me giving the Beichen family some face, then I, your daddy would have already not paid any f*cking attention to you. Now you have actually dared to come and lecture such a venerable man like me!
However, these were merely Su Zian’s mental thoughts. His appearance only had a smile that was more good-natured than anyone else’s. He continuously nodded his head: “Yes, yes, yes, what the venerable Beichen said is right.”
With that said, Beichen Ying then let him go. He turned his head around and smiled at Su Luo, as if currying for a favor from her, and said: “The fourth Miss Su, now you can defend yourself to right the wrongs. You should rest assured, you only need to say it and nobody inside this hall would dare to bully you. “
Without waiting for Su Luo to respond, His Highness the crown prince displayed his displeasure first. He coldly smiled, letting out a few ‘hum, hum’ sounds, “Venerable Beichen should not be so partial.”
Beichen Ying had a self-satisfied smile and waved his hand uncaringly: “Be at ease, this official never uses public office to avenge private wrongs. I also never rely on my strength to mistreat the weak, and I never bully frail women. Presumably, His Highness the crown prince would also not do such senseless things right?”
These three separate ‘never’s…were very clearly the sentences Su Luo had used to set up the crown prince that day when he came to Su Manor to break off the engagement.
These three ‘never’ sentences didn’t matter much, but that final sentence left unsaid…that ‘not raise up’ phrase was the true meaning of Beichen Ying’s words.
“Humph!” His Highness the crown prince was jabbed right at the center of his matter with Su Luo. He resentfully glared at Su Luo, then coldly snorted and turned his face away.
It was all this loathsome girl’s fault, causing him to became the laughingstock of his opponent! He absolutely would not let her off so easily!
He had never gotten along with Prince Jin, whereas Beichen Ying was Prince Jin’s number one henchman. Both of them had already strived against each other for a long time, merely bickering over differing opinions. How could the conceited status of the crown prince be the thick-skinned Beichen Ying’s opponent? Consequently, every time they crossed swords, the crown prince could only glare at him.
Chapter 190 – Confrontation at the scene (7)
Su Luo shot a considering glance at Beichen Ying. By directly relying on her perception, she could tell that Beichen Ying, this person, would be all smiles towards anyone. However his smile never reached his eyes, sometimes he seemed like a profoundly mysterious old fox.
However he didn’t seem to have any evil intent towards herself, instead he seemed to be interested in helping her? Why was this?
Though, if she didn’t take the small advantages, then she was a damn fool. Su Luo would never let such a good opportunity slip by.
One could only see Su Luo salute towards Beichen Ying and lightly smile: “Venerable Beichen, do you feel that the way I am dressed, is that of a person who can afford to issue a task?”
Beichen Ying very tactfully played along. He stroked his chin and looked at Su Luo from top to bottom, shaking his head and said: “I have seen that task, it costs three thousand gold coins. To sell, even ten times of the you right now would still not cover the price.”
Naturally, it also depended on who dared to buy her….Beichen Ying could pat his chest and pledge. Whoever dared to buy Su Luo, he guaranteed that person would encounter the calamity of having their entire family exterminated in less than a quarter of an hour.
Nobody had noticed, but Beichen Ying would only use the word ‘I’ to refer to himself in front of Su Luo, whereas in front of everyone else, he would refer to himself as ‘this lord’.
Both person echoed one another, it seemed that they were about to wash clean the charges against Su Luo.
Now, Su Jingyu interrupted and said, “Humph, god knows if she is pretending to be poor in front of people? In my opinion, it’s better to go to that courtyard and search around. Maybe a pile of gold coins could be hidden within that room!”
It turns out, it turns out that the pile of gold coin of unknown origin from that day was to be used for this. Su Luo repeatedly sneered in her heart.
However on the surface, Su Luo did not bat an eye and looked at him. A hard to perceive thread of alarm flashed across her eyes: “With no cause or reason, and you want to search my courtyard? Humph! What kind of reasoning is this!”
It was quite clear, the fear in Su Luo’s eyes from losing her head and the feigned calm on her face allowed Su Jingyu to catch it just in time at the end. One could see him laugh nastily and say: “Since you said you are innocent, why would you be afraid of everyone searching? Humph! Your courtyard evidently had hidden money of unidentifiable origins!”
“One can always trump up a charge against someone!” Su Luo argued for what was right. However her body appeared to tremble slightly from fear.
Su Jingyu was even more pleased with himself. He solemnly saluted towards Su Zian and raised his head to sternly say: “The honorable father, since Su Luo won’t confess even if she were to die, so now, the only method is to search her courtyard! To demand a search or not, will ask Father to make a decision!”
The crown prince suddenly stood up and indolently said: “Having sat for so long, going out for a walk is also pretty good.”
This was to express his consent.
Su Zian once again looked at Beichen Ying. Who knew that Beichen Ying who always made it his business to oppose the crown prince would also stretch his body: “Since the crown prince wants to take a walk, then this official would accompany on this walk. “
Both Lordly persons had spoken, how could Su Zian have the status to still refuse?
His dark and fierce gaze stared at Su Luo. He frostily said. “Good, now we will go search! Once the result of the search has come out, afterwards let’s see how you would argue!”
“Wait——” Su Luo shouted and halted the crowd of nobility preparing to take a step out, and sneeringly asked: “If you searched the stuff, then what? If you can’t find anything, then what?!”
Want to search for gold? Ouch, she truly found it embarrassing to say. Those gold, this lady had already dug out. However, it was all piled up in this lady’s space. Even if you wanted to search, dream on?!
Momentarily, everyone’s gaze focused upon Su Zian’s face.
Su Zian pondered for a short while, his expression was frosty and he sternly said, “If we search and find it, then from now on your name Su Luo would be removed from the Su family. If we find nothing in the search, then…”