“What? Are you unwilling to do it?” Wen narrowed his eyes and snorted coldly, “Don’t forget that your family’s life is in my hands. Whether you are willing to do it or not, you have to do it!”
He was gloomy, so he left before he could reply.
On the other side of the palace.
Ye Mu wiped off the droplets of sweat on Mo Linyuan’s forehead with her handkerchief. Her tone was somewhat displeased when she asked, “This is the first time I saw someone poisoning themselves! How does the poison taste? Is it delicious?”
With that said, she used some force as she rubbed his face.
The place she rubbed soon became red. Mo Linyuan saw that she was angry with him, so he sat up quickly and said, “Don’t be angry, I have no other choice! Cough. Cough.”
“Wait a moment! Lie back down! What are you doing? You know that you have to control your emotions! Lie down!”
Ye Mu pushed him down on the couch so that he was lying again.
She sighed, “What is the purpose of doing this? Did you do this to make the Shi Family and the Empress Dowager suspect each other?”
“No.” Mo Linyuan shook his head. His phoenix eyes on his pale face were half-closed, but a glimmer of light flashed in his eyes.
“After I questioned that old fox from the Wen Family about my birthright, he would definitely ponder why I wanted to ask him about it. He may even believe that it was because Mo Shiwen said something to me before he died.”
He paused and took a sip of water with Ye Mu’s help, then he smiled.
“He won’t ask me directly about my birthright, so he will definitely come up with a method to get some of my blood.”
So, it seemed like Wen wanted some of Mo Linyuan’s blood to see if Mo Linyuan’s was actually his child. Ye Mu froze for a moment at this thought. The people in this era believed that the blood was part of a person’s spirit, so they paid extra attention to make sure their blood, which contained their spirits, won’t fall into other people’s hands. Mo Linyuan had come up with such a peculiar plan to trap Wen; he didn’t even take his own health into consideration.
When Mo Linyuan saw that Ye Mu had understood his plan, he did not explain any further.
“In short, you don’t need to worry about me. I am well aware of our situation”
“You say that you already have everything planned out,” Ye Mu murmured, “but I was scared to death when I saw you suddenly vomit up blood! Can’t you tell me about your plans beforehand?!”
Ye Mu sat down on the side of the couch and carefully pinched Mo Linyuan’s waist.
Mo Linyuan promptly begged for forgiveness, “That was necessary for the plan. They all know that I care about you and that I won’t hide anything from you. They will really believe that I have been poisoned by someone else if they see your genuine reaction.”
Ye Mu was still unhappy, “I will still be able to act genuinely even if you told me about the plan beforehand!”
She blushed a little when she recalled how pale she turned when she saw Mo Linyuan vomiting blood suddenly. She was really embarrassed about her reaction before. Aahhh! It’s best to never mention it again!
Mo Linyuan grabbed Ye Mu’s wrist when he saw that Ye Mu was planning to leave, “What’s wrong? Are you embarrassed?”
“I’m not!” Ye Mu slapped his hand away.
Mo Linyuan laughed, “I don’t know who it was earlier, but that person held me in her arms while she yelled at me to get a hold of myself and told me not to die. Her eyes turned red and she looked as if she was about to burst into tears.”
“You! You’re not allowed to talk about it!”
Ye Mu was furious as she quickly covered his mouth with her hands, but Mo Linyuan was still laughing at her.
“Okay, fine, I won’t talk about it anymore.” He tugged her hand and continued teasing her, “I won’t talk about how you cried because of me.”
“Stop speaking about it!” Ye Mu rushed toward Mo Linyuan, but Mo Linyuan pulled her into his arms and embraced her. She was shocked by the sudden embrace and wanted to move away, but she was unable to move because Mo Linyuan was holding her tightly.
“W-what are you doing?”
Mo Linyuan was still smiling. His hair was spread out around him and his phoenix eyes were drooping down. He looked like a charming and seductive evil spirit. His pale lips were curved into an alluring smile.
“Ye Mu, haven’t you noticed? You really care deeply about me. What are you afraid of? Are you afraid that I will die?”
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