In the forest, the three of them quietly walked forward, and the atmosphere was awkward.
Mu Qinghe’s expression didn’t look good from the start, and his entire person looked like a mobile ice mountain.
On the other hand, Jian Fengchi focused on thinking about how to get information out of Chu Liuyue and Mu Qinghe.
As for Chu Liuyue… She was thinking about when the two of them started interacting.
In her previous life, she and Jian Fengchi were definitely not on good terms. She hated Jian Fengchi’s frivolous behavior, and Jian Fengchi mocked her for her traditional and old-fashioned ways.
Anyway, when the two of them met, they would always have an unpleasant ending.
As for Mu Qinghe… He either accompanied beside her or was busy handling military affairs. Thus, he rarely interacted with other people, let alone Jian Fengchi.
Sometimes, when Jian Fengchi was too overboard, Mu Qinghe would even willingly request to teach him a lesson, but Chu Liuyue stopped him most of the time. This wasn’t because she didn’t want to do so, but that she was purely worried about Mu Qinghe not being able to control himself and beating the other party to death.
Jian Fengchi held some status, so it was quite troublesome to beat him to death.
She didn’t expect that the two of them would become friends a year after her death. It was very obvious that they had become trustable and dependable friends.
Chu Liuyue could confirm that the duo didn’t interact much at first, and she wondered what had happened a year after her death.
However… Something popped up in Chu Liuyue’s mind. I don’t even know why Mu Qinghe betrayed me, so it’s natural for me not to know these things.
Upon thinking of this, her interest faded away as she curled her lips up in a mocking manner, pushing these thoughts to the back of her mind.
Suddenly, Jian Fengchi thought of something and asked curiously, “Oh, yes. Ms. Chu, your fiancé—Prince Li—seems to be here too. Didn’t you see him?”
In the imperial mausoleum and the dimly-lit corridor, it was deadly silent.
After Elder Ye spoke, Emperor Jiawen and Rong Jin were taken aback as they looked in that direction together. There are still two more people here?!
Seeing that the other party didn’t respond, Elder Ye lazily said, “It seems like they’re people that we know, so they refuse to show themselves.”
He then looked at Rong Jin. “Who did you come to Golden Inheritance Peak with?”
Rong Jin’s heart sank as he instinctively denied it. “I-I came here myself.”
With his tracks exposed, he originally felt guilty. Together with Elder Ye’s suppression scaring him, he didn’t even dare to address himself in a respectful manner.
Elder Ye shook his head and sighed. “Crown Prince, are you still unwilling to admit it at this point? Do you think His Majesty and I look gullible?”
Rong Jin guiltily looked down, clenched his teeth, and felt very conflicted.
Who followed me in? Only Situ Xingchen came with me, but I already told her to wait outside, and she agreed. It’s fine if it wasn’t here, but if it really is… Then, I’ll definitely implicate her.
At that moment, Rong Jin suddenly remembered what Situ Xingchen had said. “…Your Highness, you can’t let anyone else know about me helping you. This way, even if His Majesty finds something amiss, I can find ways to help you get out of it. After all, there’s still my father. However, if I’m implicated in the situation as well… even my father can’t do much. Anyway, just be careful…”
Rong Jin felt that her words made sense. Now that his mother was dead and he landed in such a situation, he could only depend on Situ Xingchen.
“I really came here alone!” said Rong Jin with clenched teeth.
Elder Ye looked at Rong Jin and felt that nobody could save him anymore.
Emperor Jiawen sneered. “Really? Just based on you alone, you can escape from Crown Prince Mansion and hide your aura all the way here?”
Rong Jin’s face flushed red, but he refused to admit it.
Elder Ye was too lazy to talk to him as he spoke to the duo in the dark. “If you refuse to come out, then we’ll just have to fight it out…”
Then, the fan in his hands suddenly flew out.
One could hear it cutting through the wind.
The harsh, strong wind immediately swept across that area.
A similarly powerful force met with it.
Both forces slammed against each other ferociously, and the entire corridor trembled.
A white mist suddenly spread out.
Elder Ye’s expression turned cold as he immediately wanted to follow them, but the moment he stepped out, he furrowed his brows. “The gas is poisonous!”
Emperor Jiawen and Rong Jin were caught off-guard, so they had already inhaled quite a bit of the gas.
They started to cough violently.
“Cough, cough cough—”
Upon seeing the duo’s reaction, Elder Ye looked terrible. If I run out alone, I can most likely catch the other party. But if I leave Emperor Jiawen and Rong Jin behind, they will definitely be in trouble. The most important thing now is to get them out of here and clear the poison in their bodies.
Elder Ye stared at the duo’s escape route with much hatred. What a pity!
He took out a jade bottle and quickly poured out two pills, giving one each to Emperor Jiawen and Rong Jin. “Your Majesty, this poison is very dangerous. Use this heart control pill first. We’ll get out as soon as possible.”
Emperor Jiawen took the pill and swallowed it.
Rong Jin anxiously snatched the item over and quickly swallowed it.
Emperor Jiawen looked at him and felt disgusted. Rong Jin is really stupid and useless! When we return to the palace, I must severely punish him!
Elder Ye brought the two of them to go out.
“Elder Ye, why don’t you chase after the two people first?! I can go out on my own!” Actually, Emperor Jiawen really wanted to know who the two people that just escaped were.
It was fine that the people who entered the imperial mausoleum had heaven-defying powers, but how could he let off the two people that sneakily followed them into the imperial mausoleum like rats?
Elder Ye sighed. “Your Majesty, they’re very prepared, so it’s too late to chase after them now. We can investigate this matter after we go out.
“However, the two of them didn’t even show their figures. Won’t it be looking for a needle in a haystack if we want to search for them after we go out?”
Rong Jin followed behind them and heaved a sigh of relief in his heart.
Elder Ye looked at Rong Jin with deep meaning. “Not really. Perhaps we might very quickly find out the duo’s identities.”
Rong Jin felt a chill run down his spine as he unwittingly hung his head lower.
The three of them continued to retreat in the same way.
Most likely because of the poisonous gas, Emperor Jiawen and Rong Jin’s bodies quickly couldn’t hold on any longer as they walked increasingly slower.
If it weren’t for Elder Ye following them, the two of them might really be unable to get out of this place alive.
On the other end, Situ Xingchen and Elder Lian Ning had quickly run to the outside.
Situ Xingchen almost bit her lips until they broke, and her eyes were filled with vengeance. “The Empress, that old b*tch, actually lied to me!”
She never expected Rong Jin not to be Heaven’s Chosen Son! She completely wasted all her efforts.
Elder Lian Ning didn’t look too good, and he didn’t say anything. He only heaved a sigh of relief when he saw the light ahead. “Your Highness, the entrance is ahead. We can talk about it after we’ve escaped.”
But at this point, a large sound came from above the duo’s heads.
The nearby circular plate actually started to close slowly!