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Chapter 104: Forcefully Taking A Son (Part 2)
“It has been a long while Chen Zhen.”
“It has been a long while…” Chen Zhen was in somewhat of a trance, in fact it was only a short two month period, Qing Feng’s child died and now her face… Should have restored to its former appearance. Unfortunately… Even though it was beautiful, she seemed to be much colder than she was before. The pair of bright eyes was placid and cold that it made others not dare to look straight at them and Chen Zhen could not help but have mixed feelings.
“Beauty Yu is also here?”
Yu Yue Ying’s heart was trembling when Qing Feng gave a cold glance at her and she quickly knelt down to greet, “Greeting the Imperial Concubine Qing.”
Qing Feng did not look at her and did not call her up. Her eyes set on the little quiet figure lying on the bed. There was a flash of pain in Qing Feng eyes and she immediately look away.
“Yes.” Ru Yi understood and quickly walked to the bed and carried the baby.
The dazzled Chen Zhen finally understood at this moment and rushed forward as she shouted, “What do you want to do?”
A few guards protected Ru Yi and the child thus no matter how hard Chen Zhen tried, she was unable to touch Ru Yi behind the tall bodies.
“This child is the flesh and blood of the Emperor and how can he be suffering in the Cold Palace. You are originally a sinner and is not qualified to raise and teach him so naturally Bengong will take him away.” Qing Feng cold voice did not have any trace of emotion and it was as if a bucket full of ice water was poured over Chen Zhen’s entire body. Seeing that Ru Yi was carrying the child away, Chen Zhen’s eyes became anxious, “No! No! You all cannot take away my child!”
Under Chen Zhen’s agitation, she rushed forward like crazy and pushed against the guards. Yu Yue Ying was also worried that Qing Feng will really take the child away and quickly said, “Imperial Concubine Qing, Han-er is older sister’s child…”
“Since when it is your turn to speak in front of Bengong.”
As the cold berate hit her in the face, Yu Yue Ying unconsciously shook as her face paled and she dared not say anything more. Both of her hands tightly wrung the silk handkerchief as she was unwillingly watch the entire scene.
After several collision, Chen Zhen still could not get closer to the child and pulled with all her strength till she fell onto the ground. With tear-streaked eyes, she looked at the unfeeling Qing Feng who was standing at the side watching the entire scene coldly. A burst of fire lit in Chen Zhen’s heart, at that time how could she believe that Qing Feng would really help her! Chen Zhen got up from the floor and stared at Qing Feng as she angrily shouted, “Qing Feng, give me back my child! Your child is gone already and you are here to snatch my child away, you are not afraid that the Heavens will roar and strike down lightning on you!”
Heavens will roar and strike down lightning? Because of her words, Qing Feng’s back straighten significantly and the previously cold expression got even colder. Qing Feng slowly step to her and faced her accusations, “Without Bengong, you and this child would have long died. You are now saying that the Heavens will roar and strike lightning down at me?!
Ru Yi was nervous as her hands tighten around the baby. Qing Feng had no fear on her face as she coldly stared back at Chen Zhen.
Both female stared at one another, one with cold and unfeeling imposing manner, the other fiery rage with a wretched state. Upon seeing the situation, a few guards quietly shifted their position to guard by Qing Feng’s side as they feared that Chen Zhen will go crazy and launched onto Qing Feng. Who knew that Chen Zhen, who was about to fight with Qing Feng, suddenly knelt down on the floor desperately.
“Qing Feng, I beg of you, give me back the child. I cannot do without him. You understand right…”
Yu Yue Ying looked surprisingly at the usually loft Chen Zhen kneeling down and pulled onto Qing Feng’s robes humbly, that mournful cries move many of the people present.
Qing Feng remained indifferent without even looking at the female on the floor as she only slightly raise the foot but did not kick the Chen Zhen’s hands that was pulling her robes away.
Her eyes swept to a figure moving quietly towards the door. Qing Feng’s eyes slightly narrowed as she unhurriedly said, “Where does Beauty Yu want to go? Notify the Emperor? No need your trouble, Bengong had already send someone to invite over.”
Yu Yue Ying’s body that was at the door stiffen and at the same time the shrill voice of the eunuch sounded from outside the courtyard, “The Emperor has arrived. The Empress Dowager has arrived. The Empress has arrived —“
Hearing that, Chen Zhen’s body weaken and her desperate hands that were pulling onto Qing Feng’s robes was loosen as she fell onto the ground. She knew that no matter who will finally be rearing the child today, it would not be possible for him to stay at her side…
In the Cold Palace, there was never once so many people were gathered and the originally fairly spacious room immediately looked overcrowded. Especially during the arrival of Yan Hong Tian, everyone felt a pressuring presence.
Qing Feng could feel the countless of eyes falling on her, including the one from that male. Qing Feng’s hands that were hidden behind the long large sleeves were tightly clutching one another, so that her heart would not fall into chaos when that eyes land on her. After adjusting her breath, Qing Feng looked up and met that pair of eyes.
After a month of not meeting, Yan Hong Tian’s eyes was still deep, neither amazed or angry but still bottomless. Qing Feng’s calm heart started a chaotic rhythm without any reason.
“Qing. Qing Feng? How could…” Xin Yue Ning entered the room and her sight immediately glued onto Qing Feng’s face with full of envy. It was a clean plain face without any makeup but it was already so brilliant as if it was oozing out from her skin.
Shui Xin could not help but also gasp in surprise. The Ghost Physician truly deserves his reputation. Like this, Qing Feng was ranked the highest in beauty in the Inner Palace. Let alone the men, even it was a female like her was reluctant to shift her eyes away from her.
Xin Yue Ning low gasp made Qing Feng recover herself and she was able to struggle free from the black eyes. Qing Feng lowered her eyes and bowed to greet, “Qing Feng greets the Emperor. Long live the Emperor. May the Empress Dowager have innumerable fortune and safety. May the Empress have innumerable fortune and safety.”
When Lou Shu Xin first saw Qing Feng, she was also stunned but soon the chaos in the room attracted her attention. Beauty Yu was sheepishly hiding by the door and Chen Zhen was prostrating on the floor like she was scared out of her wits. A palace maid was carrying a child and a few guards were protected her in front making the atmosphere of the entire room dignified but strangely sad. Lou Shu Xin was filled with doubt and questions and looked towards the people who invited her here to ask, “Qing Feng, what exactly is going on here?!”
Qing Feng was still in the midst of her greeting. No one told her to get up so she was simply still on her knees on the ground as she replied, “With regards to this matter, it was all Chenqie’s fault.” Even though she said it was her fault, there was no ashamed expression on her face.
“Get up to speak.”
This was the first words that Yan Hong Tian spoke since he came in. As usual it was low, deep and was not considered harsh but Qing Feng could feel that he was angry.
Qing Feng got up but did not look up as she continued, “Chenqie had hit off with Chen Zhen since entering the Palace but because of Chen Zhen harming the Empress, Chenqie no longer keep in contact with her. But nonetheless because our previous relationship, Chenqie was worried that the life in the Cold Palace would be too much and visited her, thus gaining the knowledge of her being pregnant with the Emperor’s blood. At that time she begged bitterly as she wanted to give birth of her own child and bringing him up. Chenqie was also pregnant at that time and my heart had soften and did not inform the Emperor of the matter. It was during the day of the celebration that Chen Zhen gave birth to the Prince. After that Chenqie repeated came over to visit and saw that this place was not suitable to raise a child. After much deliberation, only dared to invite the Emperor and Empress Dowager over to call the shots.”
“What… What did you say?!” After listening for so much, Lou Shu Xin only cared about one thing, which was that child. Was that child truly the Emperor’s flesh and blood? Lou Shu Xin look at the baby that Ru Yi was carrying and said urgently, “This. This is Aijia’s good grandson?! Quickly carry over for Aijia to look!”
Xin Yue Ning was already filled with envy because of Qing Feng’s face and now with the sudden emergence of a Prince, she almost gone mad and could no longer maintain a dignified manner and shouted angrily, “This matter is simply ridiculous! Empress Dowager, you must never believe her nonsense. When a Prince is born, how could no one know about it in the entire Palace. This child must be some wild child impersonating a Prince. Qing Feng, you want to fabricate a fake Prince and dilute the Imperial linage, you… Its an offence that can be executed!”
Lou Shu Xin was actually doubting the origin of the child but her eyes could not stop looking towards the little baby in Ru Yi’s arms.
Xin Yue Ning almost went forward to point at Qing Feng and criticise but Qing Feng slightly raised her head and replied calmly without a change in expression, “Why is the Empress getting so worked up? During Chen Zhen’s delivery, other than Chenqie, there was also Imperial Physician Lin, midwife and palace maids present and one only need to calculate the time of inception without difficulty. Jing Shi Fang should have a record and would be able to tell if Chen Zhen attended that night or not.”
Every single sentence that Qing Feng said made Xin Yue Ning’s expression worsen. Qing Feng seemed to feel that it was not enough and added one more sentence at the end, “If the Empress do not believe then please invite the Imperial Physicians over to conduct the test by mixing of blood.”
Hearing the words of test by mixing of blood, there was a flash of panic in the arrogant Xin Yue Ning’s eyes and she could not continue on.
For Qing Feng to say till that, even if it was not yet confirmed, Lou Shu Xin had already believed half of it. Looking towards the the silently weeping Chen Zhen, who was on the ground and turned a blind eye to them, Lou Shu Xin asked, “Chen Zhen, Aijia ask you. Is this truly the flesh and blood of the Emperor?”
Chen Zhen slowly raised her head. At this moment, she was not as fearless as she was when she was framed a year ago and no longer had the lofty air when she entered the Cold Palace. With tear soaked eyes, she looked into the deep eyes of the figure standing in front of her. She know that he was looking at her and when she met his eyes, tears blurred her vision and she could not see the person in front. Chen Zhen bowed her head and cried out lowly, “Yes.”
“The Heavens has blessed and protect! Quickly bring over for Aijia to carry.” After getting a definite answer from Chen Zhen, Lou Shu Xin could not bear any longer and held the baby in her arms. The child was already six months old and his brows had a faint shadow of Yan Hong Tian, making Lou Shu Xin’s heart soften.
The sudden emergence of the child made Xin Yue Ning angry but she did not take it into consideration but it was Qing Feng that did. That originally ugly look had bewitched the Emperor till he lost his direction was now looking like that. Won’t the Emperor…
The more she thought about it, the more she panicked. Xin Yue Ning could no longer conceal the hate for Qing Feng and said, “Even if the child has the Royal blood, Qing Feng helped Chen Zhen to give birth in the Cold Palace and conceal it from the Emperor, is very much guilty.”
“Qing Feng knows her offences and is at the disposal of the Emperor.”
She want to use the Emperor to pressure her? She was this fearless! Xin Yue Ning was already simmering in anger and at this moment she flew into a rage and shouted, “Bengong is the mistress of the Inner Palace and can now punish you for your crimes! Someone come —“
When they listen to the Empress’s shouts, the guards by the door exchanged a look but no one dared to move. The Emperor was standing there, who would dare to be presumptuous. The Empress may not look at the Emperor’s ashen expression but they only have one head on their shoulders and could see it clearly.
The deep voice sounded in the room. Even though the volume was not loud, the domineering air of the Emperor made everyone listen, that even Xin Yue Ning who was burning up in anger also felt it and kept quiet.
Gao Jing went up and replied lowly, “This servant is here.”
“This matter will be left for you to investigate. The child will first be brought back to Dong Sheng Palace with the Empress Dowager and as for Qing Feng’s and Chen Zhen’s crimes, after the investigation is completed then the everything will be settled together.”
Finishing his words, Yan Hong Tian did not look at anyone else and strode out of the Cold Palace, leaving a room of angry or sad female. Qing Feng frowned as she thought for a moment before picking up her pace as she chased out.
“Emperor!” The Emperor actually handed this over to Gao Jing to investigate. The result was already obvious. He was indeed biasedly helping Qing Feng. Why? She was his first wife! Seeing Qing Feng following out, Xin Yue Ning was not resigned and wanted to also follow but her wrist was grabbed and Shui Xin soft voice sounded by her hears, “Prince Jing will be coming over to pay his respects. Mistress please return.” Shui Xin did not use much force but Xin Yue Ning could not help but watch as Yan Hong Tian disappear before her sight.
Lou Shu Xin look at the entire chaotic scene and her heart sighed. She gently held the child tighter and quickly walked away from this foul place.
In a short while, the group of people left cleanly. Fu Ling had followed the Empress Dowager here and had been standing outside the door looking in. At this moment in the empty room, Chen Zhen was on the floor as if all strength was drained from her body. Fu Ling could not bear and walked forward to support her but was pulled off by Wu-er.
“You need not worry too much. Mistress… Mistress will take great care of Prince Han. You need to take care of yourself.” Fu Ling did not know what else to say and said those comforting word before hastily running out of the Cold Palace. She dare not stay longer as her heart felt uncomfortable.