Chapter 605 – Commotion in the Imperial Capital (5)
Everyone took a glance at Su Luo, their hearts were all mixed, displaying various emotions.
This fourth Miss Su had come to the Crown Prince’s Manor once before. The her at that time was like a country bumpkin entering a big city, cowering, timid and weak. Even they, as servants, dared to laugh at her in front of her face.
But now, times had changed, in these circumstances, now they were being forced and threatened.
Such an insufferably arrogant His Highness Prince Jin giving off an overbearing aura, could still be so gentle and tender to her. This simply made people lament that the affairs of life were so fickle.
One could see Liangdi Meng struggle to crawl up, lifting her head. Her entire face was so badly battered that it was too horrible a sight to endure.
“Huh, the injuries on your face, it was from yesterday, right?” The tip of Su Luo’s brow lifted slightly, her eyes contained a smile that
was not quite one, the twinkle in the depth of her eyes glittering brilliantly.
Liangdi Meng’s hand at her side were clenched into fists, her solar plexus felt even more as if a huge stone was blocking it, oppressing and smothering her. It was pressing down until she felt it was extremely difficult to bear.
The Su Luo that was originally not as good as her, nowadays, was nestled against His Highness Prince Jin’s side, someone who she wanted but could not climb up in status to him.
Whereas she who was originally up high and looked down at Su Luo with contempt and disdain, now looked like the prisoner under the stairs. She looked extremely wretched standing in front of them, much lower than them.
Such a huge disparity caused Liangdi Meng’s complexion to blush a deep red. Her pair of eyes were like two torches that were ignited into burning infernos, staring fixedly at Su Luo. She wished she could tear Su Luo into pieces.
Whereas the latter person contentedly had her arms looped together, leisurely raising an eyebrow and smiling full of self-satisfaction. How effortlessly relaxed was that manner.
This smile of Su Luo’s aroused the fury in Liangdi Meng’s heart even more.
“What did you come here to do? Is the Crown Prince’s manor a place you want to come and can come?” Liangdi Meng angrily rebuked Su Luo.
Su Luo smilingly looked at her, a wicked sneer perking up on her face: “ Crown Prince’s Manor? So great and impressive, so much red tape, that even a huge creditor cannot drop in for a visit to demand payment?”
Su Luo turned her gaze towards Nangong Liuyun: “Does our Eastern Ling Empire have this kind of law?”
“If the Crown Prince can draw up national laws, then it might not be impossible.” Nangong Liuyun faintly smiled.
These words were slapped down, really was punishing to the heart.
Only His Majesty the emperor had the power to draw up national laws, didn’t these words
these words by His Highness Prince Jin imply that the Crown Prince had thoughts of replacing the emperor?
Liangdi Meng’s heart was frenetic, and she hurriedly smiled obsequiously: “Your Highness Prince Jin is joking, this, how can this be possible?”
“Call the Crown Prince to come out. “ Nangong Liuyun’s eyes turned slightly cold, from his chest pocket, he took out a piece of paper that was a receipt for a debt and placed it on top of the table.
Seeing this, Su Luo’s quick-witted, beautiful eyes narrowed quickly then passed. She also took out a sheet of paper that was a receipt for a debt from her sleeves and placed hers together with Nangong Liuyun’s.
Nangong Liuyun lifted an eyebrow slightly towards Steward Xu. Steward Xu’s heart suddenly contracted, but his body, still trembling and faltering, stood up. He fetched those receipts for the debt and merely swept a glance at it, before both of his eyes flipped over. He nearly passed out.
Steward Xu, trembling, used both hands to place those two pieces of loan receipts in Liangdi Meng’s hands. He simply did not dare to look straight at Liangdi Meng’s pair of inquiring eyes.inquiring eyes.
Liangdi Meng saw Steward Xu being frightened to such a degree, and her heart already had a bad premonition. But, she still resolutely received those two pieces of debt receipts.
The top one belonged to His Highness Prince Jin.
One thousand five hundred pieces of green-colored crystal stones?!
Both of Liangdi Meng’s legs trembled, nearly sinking to her knees.
Her eyes determinedly, meticulously and carefully examined each and every one of those numbers. She counted this a few times, those numbers were still one thousand and five hundred.
“This, this is impossible…” Liangdi Meng stammered and repeatedly shook her head.
Oh heavens, one thousand and five hundred pieces, even if the Crown Prince was cut into pieces and sold, it would still not fetch this price.
Behind it was still another piece of debt receipt that ought to be Su Luo’s.
Liangdi Meng thought to herself, Su Luo, that loathsome girl, was so poor that she couldn’t even afford clothing to wear, how could she have stuff to loan to the Crown Prince?