Chapter 795 What Big Brother Is Coming for?
The sedan stopped outside the door. Shao Wanru got in the sedan, and Yujie guarded her aside. They went to the Chuxiu Palace.
It was a long way, and many things happened today. Sitting in the sedan, Shao Wanru slowly closed her eyes and thought of Shao Yanru’s crazy move just now.
Did Shao Yanru remember what had happened in Shao Wanru’s last life?
What she said at that moment lingered in Shao Wanru’s mind, however, after Shao Wanru thought about it carefully, she thought that Shao Yanru didn’t seem to have recalled it. Her words were more like nonsense after she woke up from a nightmare.
Shao Wanru thought back to how Shao Yanru looked when she fainted.
She thought that Shao Yanru had a nightmare, which was related to her last life. In the last life, Shao Yanru seemed to be fine when she died, but why did it sound that someone wanted to kill Shao Yanru and she kept begging for mercy? It was quite different from what she remembered.
She massaged her glabella and wondered if she had forgotten something important.
After thinking about it carefully, she realized that she had forgotten something about Chu Liuchen. Could it be that Chu Liuchen knew that Shao Yanru had killed her and wanted to kill Shao Yanru to avenge her?
It was very strange and impossible. After all, Shao Yanru was the Emperor’s Zhaoyi at that time. A third-class Zhaoyi was a high-ranking imperial concubine who couldn’t be killed by others so easily, even if Chu Liuchen was the crown prince. At that time, he couldn’t kill Shao Yanru directly.
But for some reason, she felt that it was very likely to be true.
She reached out to rub her glabella. It was sore. After everything that had happened today, she couldn’t come to her senses in a while.
The sedan suddenly stopped, and Shao Wanru’s hand stayed on her glabella for a moment.
“Is it Fifth Miss Shao of Duke Xing’s Mansion in front?” A sharp voice came from a eunuch.
“Yes. Your Highness Prince Yue!” Yujie saw Chu Liuyue at the intersection and hurried forward to salute him.
Hearing that it was Chu Liuyue outside, Shao Wanru couldn’t help sighing softly. As expected, Shao Yanru and Chu Liuyue were good partners. Even if they didn’t cooperate with each other openly, they would get involved in the end. She didn’t believe that Chu Liuyue really passed by. The way to the Chuxiu Palace was not large like that served for officials.
How could it be such a coincidence?
Shao Wanru gently knocked on the door of the sedan. Knowing that Shao Wanru was going to come out, Yujie hurriedly turned around to lift the curtain for her and then helped her get out of the sedan.
After standing in front of the sedan, Shao Wanru graciously bowed to Chu Liuyue and said, “Greetings, Your Highness!”
“Fifth Miss Shao, where did you go just now? That’s not the direction of the Chuxiu Palace!” As Chu Liuyue said that, he looked behind her. It was indeed not the direction of the Chuxiu Palace.
“I’m going back to the Chuxiu Palace!” Shao Wanru did not believe that Chu Liuyue didn’t know anything about it. She lowered her head and spoke respectfully, waiting for Chu Liuyue to reveal his purpose.
Sure enough, Chu Liuyue asked, “Does your sister live there now?”
Shao Wanru lowered her head respectfully again and said, “Yes.”
Chu Liuyue looked at her and asked, “Why did such a thing happen to your sister all of a sudden? Did someone harm her on purpose?”
Shao Wanru shook her head and said, “I don’t know what happened either. It’s up to Her Grace to decide!”
Chu Liuyue said, “With First Miss Shao’s temperament, it’s impossible for her to do such a thing. Fifth Miss Shao, don’t you think there’s something wrong with it?”
Shao Wanru raised her head and looked at him mysteriously. It seemed that she was looking at him, but it also seemed that she was looking at another person through him. Although his smile was gentle, it was inexplicably ironic. “Your Highness, do you mean that you want me to go to beg Her Grace for mercy and ask her to check if my Big Sister has been framed?”
Chu Liuyue frowned and looked at her unhappily. He didn’t say anything for a long time and thought in his mind, “Unexpectedly, she is a sharp-tongued person.”
After a while, Chu Liuyue asked unhappily, “You and First Miss Shao are sisters from the same mansion. Shouldn’t you care for each other?”
Shao Wanru said, “Care for each other? Do you really mean it, Your Highness? Today, I almost took the blame for Big Sister. If this is the so-called care, I would rather not have it!”
The objection in her words was obvious, and she did not hesitate to break the illusion of friendship between her and Shao Yanru. After being stunned for a moment, Chu Liuyue immediately became angry. He originally wanted to say it nicely, however, his attitude became tough since she was so impolite.
When he was about to speak, a gentle voice suddenly came behind him. “Brother, what are you doing here? Are you also going to visit the new Secondary Consort?”
Being gentle and casual, it was Chu Liuchen’s voice. Chu Liuyue looked back and saw Chu Liuchen getting out of his special wheelchair. Chu Liuchen lifted up his beautiful eyes. Although he looked gentle, he inexplicably made people feel a chill. Others might not be clear about it, but Chu Liuyue did.
On the surface, the two seemed to be very respectful to each other, but in fact, they didn’t get along well with each other in private. Chu Liuchen used to hurt him with words unscrupulously. Anyway, he would die at any time, so he didn’t care who he would offend.
At least, those people would not do anything to him when Empress Dowager and the Emperor were present, even if they didn’t like him.
Now Chu Liuchen had restrained himself a little during this period, but even so, Chu Liuyue did not dare to talk offensively in front of Chu Liuchen. He was not a person who followed the rules. Nobody knew what kind of crazy behavior and trouble he would make in the next moment.
But Chu Liuyue was very clear about one thing. No matter what trouble he made in the end, his father and Imperial Grandmother would be partial to Chu Liuchen and let him suffer losses. His poor health became his excuse for being presumptuous.
A trace of maliciousness flashed in his eyes. He wanted to see how long this invalid would run amuck. This invalid, who had no chance to ascend the throne, kept courting death, but just pushed himself to get close to death faster.
Chu Liuyue’s expression quickly returned to normal, and he said lightly, “Third brother!” Then he looked at Chu Liuchen and continued to say, “Where are you going?”
“I’m going to the Secondary Consort’s residence. My uncle asked me to see how she is. If she feels good, I won’t go!” Chu Liuchen said casually and then glanced at Shao Wanru. Seeing that she was fine, he was relieved. Of course, if Chu Liuyue really hurt Shao Wanru, he wouldn’t let him go.
If he drew Zhuozhuo over to his side, he would naturally support Zhuozhuo openly. At present, it was still inappropriate for him to do that.
Shao Wanru bowed to him sideways.
Chu Liuyue frowned and didn’t understand what he meant. Chu Liuchen couldn’t be involved in this kind of thing anyway.
Chu Liuyue asked, “Since you were asked to go there, is there anything wrong with the palace?”
“There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just that our uncle is going to see Shao Jing, Duke Xing later. The matter about his daughter should be declared in detail. I happened to have nothing to do, so I volunteered to come here to help uncle!” Chu Liuchen said more and more casually and raised his eyelids to look at Shao Wanru.
“Since I happen to meet Fifth Miss Shao, I won’t go there. I’ll ask her about it.”
Shao Wanru looked at Chu Liuchen speechlessly. How could the matter of an insignificant Secondary Consort disturb the two princes? No matter how she thought about it, it was weird. In fact, it was not a big deal. A little eunuch could do it!
Chu Liuchen looked up at Chu Liuyue and said with some provocation, “Brother, what are you doing here? Did you also run an errand for our uncle?”
“I had nothing to do and I just walked around. I heard that there was an accident in the palace. I didn’t expect to meet Fifth Miss Shao!” Chu Liuyue said lightly with a gloomy look in his eyes.
“Well, brother, do as you please. I have something to talk to Fifth Miss Shao.” Chu Liuchen spoke with a natural smile and said goodbye to Chu Liuyue, obviously intending to drive him away.
After looking at Shao Wanru, who lowered her head respectfully, and Chu Liuchen, Chu Liuyue felt very upset and his face became colder. He turned around and strode away.
“Fifth Miss Shao, tell me what happened today. My uncle is still waiting for me to report it to him. This matter is related to the imperial harem, so I have to report it to my Imperial Grandmother,” Chu Liuchen said with a serious face. Then he reached out his hand to lead the way. “Fifth Miss, come with me, and let’s talk about it!”
After saying that, he walked forward casually.
“Yes!” Shao Wanru nodded and followed him.
The others followed them from a distance.
Shao Wanru looked at the people behind her who were far away and asked in a low voice, “Prince, why are you here?”
“I can’t let Chu Liuyue bully someone on my side!” Chu Liuchen said casually. He smiled and his beautiful eyes glinted as he continued, “Since Shao Yanru’s matter has been settled, our matter can also be settled.”
Hearing this, Shao Wanru was stunned and asked subconsciously, “Is it so soon?”
“Soon? Why don’t I think so?” Chu Liuchen raised his eyebrows and said with a leisurely look in his bright eyes, “In fact, my Imperial Grandmother has been looking for an opportunity to issue an order, but it’s not convenient for her to do so for the time being because the Consort Selection is not over. Now the chance comes. After Shao Yanru’s incident is solved, the royal household should show some favor to Duke Xing’s Mansion for compensation.”
Shao Wanru understood what he meant. Shao Yanru’s matter was in such a situation. Even if there was no evidence, Duke Xing’s Mansion would definitely be implicated. Shao Yanru’s title as a Secondary Consort showed the Empress’ anger.
No matter how capable Shao Jing was, the Empress’ anger was enough to destroy him.
A favor should be given after the punishment. Shao Yanru’s matter was the punishment for Duke Xing’s Mansion, and the matter between her and Chu Liuchen was the favor.
Without enough evidence, the Emperor couldn’t go too far with the meritorious family. Moreover, the princes and Emperor were involved in Shao Yanru’s matter, so the royal household would inevitably cover up a lot of things. Even if Shao Yanru’s affairs were spread out, there would be no obvious mistakes. The only thing that made people criticize her was that she and the Emperor behaved improperly in the Empress’s Phoenix Palace.
It was obviously a disgrace to the Empress. As the Emperor, he needed to deal with the matter fairly at this time. The title of Secondary Consort was enough to show the problem and it was also a comfort for the Empress.
“Prince, do you know that there will be a break for the change of shift in the Imperial Institute of Medicine?” Since this matter had come to this, Shao Wanru wanted to put it aside for the time being. She had another thing to inquire about and it seemed to be very important.