Chapter 207: Meeting One Another (Part 2)
Her brows got even tighter. Comparing to that, the thing that she was most fearful of was that if the relationship between the previous life Mei Furen and Xie Jing Xing were of allies. If Mei Furen was a person that the Great Liang Imperial family sent over, no matter how it was, Shen Miao’s end was inextricably linked to the Imperial family of Great Liang. She could never recover Fu Ming and Wan Yu back so how would she deal with the relationship between Xie Jing Xing and herself?
The more she thought, the more was preoccupied that Shen Miao did not know when did the water became cold. It was only when Jing Zhe was worried and knocked the doors to call her, Shen Miao then wok up and felt that the water was too cold. She wiped herself dry and put on her clothes before coming out. When she looked over, she first saw Luo Tan.
Luo Tan came forward and asked, “Youngest Biao Sister, do you not like that Li Mei?”
Shen Miao said, “Why do you say that?”
“You always treated other very politely but towards this Li Mei, you are very strange, just like how you treated Cang Zai Qing.” Luo Tan thought for a moment, “That Cang Zai Qing at the end was not a good person so could it be that this Li Mei is also not one? Speaking of which, one feel that compared to Cang Zai Qing, you seemed to dislike this Li Mei even more.”
Shen Miao used a dry handkerchief to wring her hair and said faintly, “If I say that she is a bad person, would you believe?”
“She is really a bad person?” Luo Tan was startled, “But it does not look like it.”
Shen Miao shook her head. No matter what she said, as there was no evidence, everything was of no use. She then said, “You can return.”
Luo Tan was stunned, “You are not taking a look at MeiFu?”
Shen Miao paused and said, “One is very tired today and want to sleep early.”
“Alright.” Luo Tan nodded her head, “These days you have ran around long enough and even got much thinner. It is better that one rest well now. I will not disturb you any longer.” After thinking she then said, “If you think that there is something wrong with that Li Mei, you can talk to me. In this Great Liang, only both of us have the same blood in our bones.”
After Luo Tan left, Shen Miao’s expression got cold as she said to Jing Zhe, “Call Mo Qing over for me.”
She rarely use such a serious tone and especially today, there was a faint murderous aura. It made Jing Zhe and Gu Yu dared not ask an additional question and left to search without a second word.
Mo Qing quickly walked over. Shen Miao instructed others to close the doors and when there was no one around, she asked Mo Qing, “Where is that pair of siblings staying in the residence?”
Mo Qing had thought that Shen Miao had something to instruct him and thus was slightly startled with the question, “Staying at an empty house in a far away courtyard.”
“Go kill them for me.” Shen Miao said.
Mo Qing was dumbfounded.
Ever since following Shen Miao, Mo Qing had always seen Shen Miao’s situation and it was not too much to describe it as abyss of suffering. There would often be people scheming and arrows shooting from all round but in such a situation, Shen Miao had never suffered a loss. All the things that she had instructed Mo Qing to do was all paying an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth but today it was the first time that she directly said ‘go and kill them for me’.
Mo Qing looked at Shen Miao and hesitated for quite a while before finally asking, “Furen, they…”
“I have animosity with them that one cannot live under the same sky with a deep-seated hatred. There would be endless trouble if these two persons are got rid of. Go and kill them for me.” She said.
Mo Qing had not answer when one suddenly heard a voice outside the window, “This is not a good plan.”
Both of them looked up and saw that in Jing Zhe rush, she did not close the window and coincidently because of the dark skies, one did not know that there was an individual standing there. It was Pei Lang.
Shen Miao indicated for him to enter and as Pei Lang walked in, he took a look at Mo Qing before shaking his head at Shen Miao, “It is not a good plan to kill another hastily.”
Shen Miao stared at him coldly. Mei Furen’s appearance reminded her of all the dark days that she went through and thus she did not look well upon Pei Lang.
Pei Lang inexplicably touched his noice and cough twice but he still side, “That pair of siblings is currently staying the Prince residence so if one were to kill them now, be it be reason or by relations, it would not be unrelated to the Prince residence. If such a big Prince residence with countless of guards are unable to protect a pair of siblings then how would others believe it? They would only say that it is the people in the Prince residence that did it.”
“Secondly, you have done too much today and you most probably do not know that the rumours outside is that you are jealous of Li Mei’s beauty and purpose made things difficult for her. Previously I do not know why you were as such but now heard that you have animosity with the siblings and understood. Since you have animosity with them, one should not show it out as once it is seen by others, you will be the first person to be suspected if something happens to this pair of siblings.”
“Thirdly, you instructed Mo Qing to kill them for you. This meant that you did not trust others and that includes Prince Rui’s subordinates. But is Mo Qing really an opponent with the other guards in this residence? Even if Mo Qing’s martial arts skills are very high, two hands would not be able to beat four arms. Once he is caught, Prince Rui would definitely question you and since you let Mo Qing take action and not inform Prince Rui, there must be a reason that could not be told to others. Upon being discovered, your secret could no longer be hidden.”
“Thus this is not a good plan.” Pei Lang said everything out in one breath.
Shen Miao stared at him for a while and suddenly smiled as she said, “Gentleman Pei, why are you forever this rational?” Not waiting for Pei Lang to speak, she smiled coldly, “Yes, if you are not rational and not above worldly matters, how would one be above others?”
Pei Lang somewhat unable to understand her words but heard Shen Miao continuing, “You are not wrong, since it is as such, I cannot kill them in the Prince residence. Moreover, by letting them die so plainly and straightforwardly, it would be letting them off too lightly.”
Mo Qing did not speak and Shen Miao said to him, “Go out. First go and investigate for me. I want to know every detail of this pair of siblings. No matter is too small.”
Mo Qing complied and left.
Shen Miao took a deep breath. With one enemy in front but one could not take action at this moment, it was like her heart and lunch were so uncomfortable that she wanted to vent it out onto others.
After Mo Qing left, Pei Lang looked at Shen Miao and after thinking for a while, he asked, “You are deeply resentful towards this pair of siblings.”
Shen Miao sneered, “Where does these words stem from?”
“One had not seen you wanting another’s life that straightforwardly.” He looked at Shen Miao somewhat enquiringly, “This meant that you have some restraining fear and vigilance towards them. Is this pair of siblings… Very powerful?”
Shen Miao’s heart jumped and when she look at Pei Lang in front, there was a burst of anger in her heart, “Why does Gentleman Pei always see another’s heart clearly? Then do you know what kind of deep animosity I have with them?”
“Are you willing to tell me?”
“They owe me two lives that I cannot get back.” Shen Miao said, “It is not enough to compensate even if they are killed ten thousand times.”
Pei Lang was shocked by the ferociousness in Shen Miao eyes and he said, “I can help you.”
Shen Miao stared at him, “On what basis should I trust you?”
These words made Pei Lang somewhat surprised. Previously he had clearly felt that Shen Miao attitude towards him had eased and she became open about some matters and one felt that the relationship between both of them was not as tense as before. However the current Shen Miao was like hedgehog that has extended all their thorns. The attitude towards him had returned like in the past and in fact was even more alienating that before.
It was as if they were enemies.
Pei Lang knew that this was definitely related to that pair of siblings. He thought about it before asking again, “One heard that that pair of siblings are Great Liang people and previously you have never been to Great Liang and had never seen both of them before. So how would one form such a deep hatred with them?”
“Gentleman Pei.” Shen Miao interrupted his words, “Things that can be told to you, I have all said clearly. What kind of attitude I have towards this pair of siblings, you are also very clear about it. I do not expect Gentleman Pei to strategise for me on it but hope that Gentleman Pei do not intervene and even tell this matter to others.”
Suddenly an difficult to explain anger burst in Pei Lang’s heart. He also was arrogant and was willing to spend the rest of his life like while stock or floating clouds but was involved in matters of the court by Shen Miao who was using Liu Ying and became Fu Xiu Yi’s people before inexplicably became a spy and had to escape to another country. He also had the urge to turn around and leave when a sincere heart was greatened as an ill-conceived speculation. Seeing Shen Miao’s indifference and cold eyes, he could not feel angry.
It was like upon seeing her, one would feel some inexplicable guilt.
He paused and said, “You do not trust me.”
Shen Miao coldly replied, “I do not believe in anyone.”
After Pei Lang left, Shen Miao sat back at the front of the table and used all the strength but she felt very weak.
Li Mei and Li Ke stayed in the residence of Prince Rui with which an identity. She could not kill them but could only trap them in this Prince residence. Her deep seated hatred must be avenged else, she would not be worthy for being the mother of her two children.
Just as she was thinking, Jing Zhe pushed open the doors and said to Shen Miao, “Furen, His Highness just woke up and wants to see Furen.”
Shen Miao was startled and a complex expression appeared on her face before she spoke, “I understand.”
The Imperial family of Great Liang. Xie Jing Xing. Mei Furen and younger brother. Shen Miao had guess all possible relationship between all of them and the more one think, the scarier she felt. If all those scary possibilities became facts, Shen Miao did not know what kind of reaction she should do.
Mei Furen’s presence had disturbed her plans and mood that she could not even face Xie Jing Xing. She feared that others would be able to see the resentment in her heart and feared that Xie Jing Xing would verify the scary thoughts in her heart.
There was a strong scent of medication that slowly came out from the sleeping chambers and the servants coming and going were busy with matters on hand. Xie Jing Xing had woken up and there are more areas that one had to pay attention to and his condition had to be maintained well. Gao Yang walked out carrying his medical box and when he saw Shen Miao, he was stunned, “He just woke up and in the morning when he woke up once, he asked about you. His wounds are not healed so give in to him.”
Shen Miao complied and pushed the doors to enter.
Xie Jing Xing was only wearing his middle clothes and had a coat covering him as he leaned against the bed to read. One did not know if it was due to the injuries or not, these days he looked slimmer ands figure was more distinct. When he was quiet, he looked like some family’s noble gentleman that was reading elegantly. One could not see any traces that he had walked along the lines of life and death during the past few days.
Shen Miao wanted to go in but as her feet took the first step, she was somewhat hesitant, as if with this step, she would be facing a problem she dared not face. She feared the answer and instinctively wanted to escape from it.
However in life, one could not escape problems forever.
Xie Jing Xing did not lift his eyes as he said lightly, “Since one is here, why not come in?”
Shen Miao paused and clenched her fist before entering slowly. She only sat down when she was nearer to the bed and said, “Are you better? One heard from Tang Shu that you are already awake and thought that you needed to rest, thus one did not interrupt.”
Most likely Xie Jing Xing was not fully recovered as his throat was still hoarse. He suddenly smiled and one did not know what tone was it when he said, “This is interesting.”
Shen Miao looked towards him but his gaze was still on the book and his voice was somewhat cold.
“You do not dare to look at me?”
“How could it be?” Shen Miao smiled gently, “Is one confused due to the illness?”
Xie Jing Xing also smiled gently but the smile did not reach to his eyes. He closed the book with a smack and threw the book to a side before turning his head over. He looked at Shen Miao for the first time since she entered.
His gaze was sharp and there was some faint anger in them as he asked, “Shen Miao, is it that if I did not instruct people to call you, you will not come over at all?”