In the main hall of the Sun family, an entire room of concubines were kneeling on the ground, and at the middle of the hall there was a white cloth covering a body. Even it was so, the white cloth was somewhat contaminated with bloodstain.
Ever since Sun Furen knew that Sun Cai Nan was dead, she fainted and almost collapsed when she woke up. No matter how others consoled, she would not listen. Sun Tian Zheng was currently at his late years, but at this moment both of his eyes were bloodshot and his cheeks were slightly trembling.
There once was a travelling priest that did a calculation that predicted he would not have a son in his entire life, thus Sun Tian Zhen married numerous concubines but was still unable to have a son. It was with great hardship that Sun Furen was able to be pregnant with Sun Cai Nan and to Sun Tian Zheng, it was having a son at an old age. Thus he was spoilt since young and at the long run, Sun Cai Nan developed a lustful and playful character. Because Sun Tian Zheng’s position was high and had great power, he was afraid of provoking the tongues of the censors so he had long reminded Sun Cai Nan not to act ostentatiously. If he wanted to play around with female, then he should bring them back to the residence as concubines before playing. Sun Cai Nan did not serve as an official and only rested and sleep in the residence, thus there were not many that knew about him, much less the officials in court, who would not have any friendship with him.
Who knew that he would die under Shen Yuan’s hands. This time it really went accordingly to the priest’s words that Sun Tian Zheng would not have a son in his life.
“Shen Yuan…” Sun Tian Zheng was gritting his teeth, “I want him to pay with his life!”
“Master,” Sun Tian Zheng’s currently favoured concubine said with tears in her eyes, “One heard that the servants had brought back that female. When all is said and done it was that female that lead our Young Master to be at such a state. Master plan…”
Sun Tian Zheng coldly laughed, “Do not play her to death. Leave a living breath for Furen.”
The beloved concubine shuddered, these concubines had experienced Sun Furen’s method, now that Sun Furen was carrying the pain of death of her son, one fear that she would treat Jing Chu Chu in ways no one could think about.
“Only Shen Yuan can be touched in the Shen family but does the Jing family believe that they could get out of this safely?” A ka-cha sound was heard and it was Sun Tian Zheng who actually smashed the teacup in his hands. The pieces of the cup cut his hands and fresh blood was dripping down, but he was undeterred as he hatefully spoke, “I want everyone in their Jing family to be buried with Yuan-er!”
The entire capital was talking about the matter of Shen Yuan killing the only son of the Minister of Personnel and in Prince Ding’s residence, Dong Hao was standing in the hall bowing at the person sitting above.
One of Fu Xiu Yi’s hands was gently circling the rim of the teacup as he thought, “Originally one wanted to present the Shen family report to Imperial Father tomorrow, but this for thing to happen to Shen Yuan today.”
“The evidence Shen Yuan have on hand is not complete. Your Highness, do we use any method to dig the words out?”
“No need.” Fu Xiu Yi waved his hands, “The things that Shen Yuan gave is enough. Even if I hope for it to be more complete, I cannot lend a helping hand on this matter.”
“Your Highness meant to ignore Shen Yuan?” Dong Hao asked,
“It would be fine if it was other, but it is unfortunately Sun Tian Zheng and he is Prince Zhou’s
people. Prince Zhou will definitely get involved with the matter and if I were to lend a hand, it would only let Prince Zhou be alert. This trouble that Shen Yuan has caused is just too big.” Fu Xiu Yi shook his head.
Dong Hao was silent for a moment, “But at that time Shen Yuan will struggle till either the fish dies or the net splits, what if he were to mention Your Highness?”
“Shen Yuan is used to hiding a hand behind, so one must naturally prevent what you said from happening.” Fu Xiu Yi looked at the cup in his hands, “So not only one will not help Shen Yuan, one will have to urge the Ministry of Justice to quickly take action. It would inevitably cause suspiciousness if one were to kill Shen Yuan in the prison, so think of ways to feed him some things.”
Dong Hao quickly complied and asked Fu Xiu Yi, “Will Your Highness be submitting the report tomorrow?”
“No.” Fu Xiu Yi kneaded his forehead, “This matter will cause shockwaves but it would not be as loud if one were to submit the report now. Wait a little.” He suddenly opened his eyes, “But you better investigate carefully who had a grudge with Shen Yuan recently.”
Dong Hao was surprised, “Your Highness meaning is that someone is up to mischief in the background?”
“Shen Yuan is never impulsive and this time he killed someone impulsively, and that person was actually Sun Tian Zheng’s only son. Do not you find that this is just too coincidental? Moreover how would Shen Yuan just encounter Jing Chu Chu cheating? It is very strange.”
“Could it be that Shen Yuan was schemed by others?” Dong Hao said, “If all these events were controlled then that person must be very familiar with Shen Yuan.”
“To be able to force Shen Yuan to such a state.” Fu Xiu Yi said, “This person cannot stay alive. The chess pieces I cultivated for many years are not to be destroyed by others.” When he said that, Fu Xiu Yi’s eyes turned dark. He did not looked as simple as he seemed. This chess piece, Shen Yuan, was carefully cultivated by him for so many years, not because Shen Yuan was resourceful but most importantly because Shen Yuan was from the Shen family. As to Shen Yuan’s position, there were many things that could be done easier if he were to do it. But now he had no choice but to give up a rook to save the king. This carefully cultivated confidant could no longer be useful in the future.
Not to mention, that he fell into such a clumsy and crude trap.
“This subordinate will definitely investigate carefully.” Dong Hao said, “It is fortunate that Shen Yuan had given the things to Your Highness before the accident.”
Fu Xiu Yi said, “Unfortunately, one still need to wait.”
At another end, in the higher floors of the Feng Xian Pawnshop, Ji Yu Shu’s palms were together as he grinned from ear to ear, “Just marvellous. Shen Young Lady indeed do not take much action but when she does, it is amazing. Originally, tomorrow it would be Shen Xin’s turn to fall into misfortune, but at the end Shen Yuan went to jail. This is really a good timing.”
“It is just a coincidence.” Gao Yang rolled his eyes at him, “Most likely Shen Miao would not know of the matter.”
“Do not care if she knows or not, anyways I have won the bet with you.” Ji Yu Shu triumphantly said, “Bring the silver over to the pawnshop and hand it over to Hong Ling.”
Gao Yang was silent for a moment but still said, “Perhaps Shen Yuan had never thought that he would fall into such a low and inferior trap.”
Because of his fiancée’s betrayal and jealousy, one accidentally killed the adulterer. No matter how one hear it, it was not glorious at all. No matter if it was the adulterer, the woman that did not follow the ways of a married women or the cuckold husband’s family, when people discussed about the matter, they would only take it as a joke. Shen Yuan had talent and knew tolerance, moreover he was valued heavily by Fu Xiu Yi when he just returned to the capital. If time permitted it, he would have been a person of talent that would not be overlooked by the people, but who knew that he would tragically end in such an embarrassing way.
Although this looked like a joke but the ending was very grim. This was because the person he killed was the only son of Sun Tian Zheng.
“Sun Tian Zhen will be submitting a report tomorrow. Gao Yang, do you think that this Shen Yuan will pay for his life?” Ji Yu Shu asked.
“What do you think Shen Miao would do?” Gao Yang asked an irrelevant question.
“What does this got to do with Shen Young Lady?” Ji Yu Shu was confused.
“This man-made trap of Shen Miao, have you seen anyone retreating safely after stepping into it. From the Prince Yu case you should already seen that her trap was never only one action. As to dealing with Shen Yuan, it would not be otherwise.”
“You are saying that she still have moves behind?” Ji Yu Shu asked, “The most, would be paying up with Shen Yuan’s life. What else does she want?”
“I feel that Shen Yuan was only one of it.” Gao Yang shook his head and his expression could not help but become grimmer, “If she were to take action, one feel that it would not be one person that is impacted.”
Ji Yu Shu was silent for a moment before seriously asking, “What kind of deep hatred does Shen Young Lady and the rest of the Shen family have, to be so at such a scale. Even though it is absolutely horrifying but thinking of it, there should be a reasoning. Could it be that the Shen family had done someone unforgivable to her?”
There must be other secret things that made a young lady to take such cruel steps and schemes. It is just that Even Bai Xiao Sheng could not find it out, but it was unjustifiable if it was because the Shen family used secret means to raise her as an idiot.
Gao Yang shook his head, “I also do not know but her actions are too public. This time letting Shen Yuan go to prison and since he is Prince Ding’s people. Once Prince Ding suffer losses, he would definitely notice her. The people that were sent out also say that Prince Ding’s subordinates are investigating the matter.”
“It is not good for Shen Young Lady to go against Prince Ding.” Ji Yu Shu was worried, “Prince Ding’s thoughts are deep and his means are very treacherous. Once he finds out that it was caused by Shen Young Lady’s hands, one do not know what will be done in the future.”
“Do not worry.” Gao Yang said, “I however feel that Shen Miao is very familiar with Prince Ding, so perhaps she had already considered Prince Ding’s intervention when she did what she did. Instead of worrying about her, one might as well worry about oneself.” Gao Yang looked at Ji Yu Shu, “Have your found the person Third Xie wanted you to find?”
“Ke.” Ji Yu Shu touched his nose, “I will immediately send someone.”
“Did not think that the internal Shen family was that chaotic. Such a big performance in the beginning of spring this year, what about the future?”
“Ahyaya. Gentleman Sun, who was like a prince, fell in love with a common young female and because of vying the affections with another, one was death and the other was injured. Is not this a scene from a play?”
“From my opinion, that common young female look really mediocre, and one do not know why both gentlemen would be so blind to fight for her affections. It would be better for the two gentlemen to be together.”
“Huo Long, are you reading some strange books again lately?”
The black clad female tugged at her long hair and spoke in a charming way, “Is not what I said correct? For men to start fighting, one must at least have my good looks.”
“Really very spirited.” A sudden loud voice sounded and when the group of black clad people who were squatting and playing heard that voice, each one of them stood up like the greatest enemy had descended and looked at the person in front.
The purple clad youth’s brows were handsome but they were even more arrogant at night. His eyes swept across everyone, “Why not continue speaking?”
Everyone lowered their head and did not speak.
Xie Jing Xing turn around and left. It was only when he was far away from the group of people, he stopped and smiled self-deprecatingly, “The little girl do have some means.”
His eyes hanged down before looking at the starless dark skies and softly said, “But I have no more time.”