Tianling Imperial Palace.
Jiang Yucheng came to Huayang Palace in a hurry.
When the palace maids saw her, they bowed respectfully. “Greetings, Prince Consort.”
Jiang Yucheng asked in a low voice, “Where’s the Third Princess?”
A palace maid said, “The Third Princess was just resting at the side palace…”
When Jiang Yucheng heard this, he immediately went to the side palace.
The few palace maids immediately stopped him. “Prince Consort, the Third Princess hasn’t been sleeping well for the past few days. Now that she has managed to fall asleep with much difficulty, why don’t you wait first?”
Jiang Yucheng’s gaze turned cold. “I have things to discuss with the Third Princess. If you delay it, can you take responsibility for it?”
The few palace maids were taken aback, and they looked at each other awkwardly. Chan Yi has instructed that we have to stop whoever wants to see the princess these two days, but this person is the Prince Consort after all…
Jiang Yucheng raised his legs and walked forward.
Just as he was about to reach the door, Chan Yi—who was standing at the door—bowed. “Prince Consort, the Third Princess is resting now. I hope you’ll rest first.”
Jiang Yucheng sneered. “I am the Third Princess’s Prince Consort. Do I really need to ask you about whether I can see the Third Princess?”
Chan Yi knew that he was really enraged, so she immediately kneeled down. “I wouldn’t dare! But the Third Princess—”
“I will naturally take responsibility for everything!” As Jiang Yucheng talked, he had already walked around her and reached the door as he pushed it to enter.
Chan Yi watched on nervously.
Jiang Yucheng glanced at her coldly and opened the door.
He walked straight in, and after circling past the screen, he saw Shangguan Wan sleeping on a bed.
Hearing the commotion, she furrowed her brows and opened her eyes. “…Yucheng? You’re here?”
Shangguan Wan looked exhausted with two eyebags below her eyes; she clearly hadn’t been resting well lately.
When she realized that Jiang Yucheng had barged in, slight anger flashed across her face. “Chan Yi, what did I tell you!”
Chan Yi looked down. “I was useless. Third Princess, please punish me!”
Jiang Yucheng walked over. “Don’t blame her. I was too worried about you and forced my way in. You know that they can’t stop me either.”
Shangguan Wan’s expression looked better. “Go and kneel outside for four hours.”
“Yes!” acknowledged Chan Yi as she obediently kneeled down.
Jiang Yucheng sat down beside Shangguan Wan and tidied her slightly messy hair. “Have you not been sleeping well lately? Why didn’t you light some incense?”
Shangguan Wan lay back down again. “I did, but it didn’t work.”
She hesitated for a moment before she whispered, “For some reason, I’ve just been very distracted… I even had nightmares a few times…”
Jiang Yucheng reassured her.
Shangguan Wan willingly asked, “Speaking of which, why did you come here today?”
Jiang Yucheng’s eyes flashed slightly. “I was quite free today, so I wanted to come over and see you. Also, I heard that you summoned Yang Qin’er into the palace?”
Shangguan Wan’s lips curved up without much smiling intent. He really came here for this.
Jiang Yucheng saw her honest face and didn’t know how to ask. After some time, he said, “Did you not send her back yet?”
Shangguan Wan smiled with even deeper meaning. “Yeah. I asked her to come over and told her that everything was fine in the Tianling God Realm and that the Long Yuan Sword was still there. Everything she said previously was false.”
Jiang Yucheng had actually already guessed this, so he wasn’t shocked. “Isn’t this the best outcome? As for Yang Qin’er… She lied to us and is in the wrong, but I believe she just misunderstood and didn’t do it on purpose. After all, nobody would take their lives as a joke, right? You should just punish her lightly and let her off.”
Shangguan Wan laughed. “What are you worried about? I saw that she still admitted her mistakes, so I didn’t pursue the matter and asked her to stay in the palace for two more days. What, is there a problem?”
Jiang Yucheng’s face finally became cold. “Wan’er, you’re too impulsive. She does have a Dijing Yuan meridian, but we’ve previously already agreed not to make risky moves. How can you lock her up in the palace? Do you think I don’t know what you’re planning to do?”
Shangguan Wan looked at him coldly, and her gaze became cold. “You came here just to tell me this?”
Jiang Yucheng saw her stubborn attitude and was furious as he suddenly stood up. “You…”
A knocking sound was heard.
“Third Princess, I heard that you have already woken up. I prepared some longan lily porridge for you. Do you want some?”
Hearing this voice, Jiang Yucheng was stunned as he turned around to look. This is clearly Yang Qin’er’s voice!
He looked at Shangguan Wan with many doubts. “You didn’t—”
But Shangguan Wan didn’t look at him as she lazily said, “Come in.”
The door opened, and the woman walked in with a bowl of porridge. It was actually Yang Qin’er.
Jiang Yucheng rapidly scanned her body and realized that she looked normal.
“Greetings, Prince Consort.” Yang Qin’er bowed to him again before she placed the porridge down.
“I already said a few times that I let you stay here because I like you. You can just leave the servants to do these things.”
Yang Qin’er smiled curtly. “I know.”
Shangguan Wan waved her hands. “I still have things to discuss with the Prince Consort. You can go down first.”
“Yes. Remember to eat this porridge; it won’t be good if it gets cold.” Then, Yang Qin’er respectfully exited and remembered to close the door.
After she left, Shangguan Wan raised her chin at Jiang Yucheng. “If you still doubt me, why don’t you check the porridge?”
Her words were filled with thorns, and her gaze was sharp.
Jiang Yucheng felt awkward for some reason. Perhaps I really misunderstood… But her emotions has always been unstable previously, and with Yang Qin’er’s incident now, I can’t help but be worried and think that she—
“I thought wrong.” Jiang Yucheng put his fists near his lips and coughed. “Wan’er, don’t be angry. I was wrong.”
Shangguan Wan didn’t say anything and just looked at him like that.
Jiang Yucheng felt very uneasy under her gaze and could only say, “You haven’t been resting well lately, so I won’t disturb you. Rest well. If there’s anything else, I’ll be here; you don’t have to worry.”
Then, without waiting for Shangguan Wan to reply, he turned around to leave.
After his figure disappeared outside the palace for some time, Shangguan Wan lightly grunted and picked up the bowl of porridge.
She gently stirred it with the spoon and saw some traces of blood. Without a change in expression, she finished the porridge.
After some time, Yang Qin’er silently came back. Seeing that Shangguan Wan had already finished the porridge, she quickly retracted her gaze.
Shangguan Wan thought for a moment and said, “You can go back today.”
Yang Qin’er was a little shocked. “Didn’t you previously say that it would take five days—”
“You just stayed in the palace for a day or two, and he came here with a lot of suspicions. It’s not suitable if you stay any longer.” Jiang Yucheng might’ve believed me today, but this person has always been doubtful. It’s very possible that he will continue checking.
Yang Qin’er hesitated for a moment. “Yes.”