After I Married the Disabled War God As My Concubine - Chapter 108
Jiang Suizhou stood ramrod straight in front of the Hou Zhu. Although he was expressionless, he was quite calm and composed deep inside.
Want to kill me? Sorry, you probably don’t know what kind of butcher’s knife is hanging around your neck.
That person not only can save me, but also can kill you.
With this in mind, for a rare moment, Jiang Suizhou directly sized up the Hou Zhu with an offensive stare.
Although this dead fatty was poisonous, he was stupid. Whatever mood he had was all written on his face, and this time, his complexion couldn’t be anymore unsightly.
He clenched his teeth in bitter hatred and couldn’t find his voice for a long time, staring fixedly at Jiang Suizhou.
Jiang Suizhou was oblivious to it. At the perfect moment, he revealed a sprinkle of doubt: “Imperial Brother?”
After hearing this, the Hou Zhu gritted his teeth and spoke.
“Fifth Brother, you’re finally back,” he bit, “But you really made this Elder Imperial Brother worry.”
Jiang Suizhou responded with an embarrassed smile, but it was quite piercing when it fell into the Hou Zhu’s eyes.
“Thank you for your concern, Imperial Brother,” he replied, “It’s also this younger brother’s incompetence in controlling a horse.”
The glare in the Hou Zhu’s eyes was malevolent. It was as if he was itching to kill him with his sword right in the hall.
Still he asked, “Fifth Brother, what happened to you in the forest today?”
Jiang Suizhou sighed pretentiously.
“My horse somehow went mad halfway through its gallop,” he narrated, “This younger brother couldn’t control it, so it kept galloping. I couldn’t stop it at all.”
The Hou Zhu stared at him: “Then how did it stop?”
Jiang Suizhou smiled as if he couldn’t perceive the malice in his eyes and said in a low voice, “On the way, the horse bumped into a dead tree and broke its neck. It was then that I stopped. I just paid no attention when I fell off the horse and sprained my foot, so I could only wait where I was. Fortunately, Imperial Brother sent someone to rescue me in time.”
Speaking of this, he inadvertently smiled and sighed with emotion: “It’s really God’s mercy that I got out of the jaws of danger.”
The words ‘God’s mercy’ that fell in Jiang Shunheng’s ear rang several thousand points of mockery.
He expected so much, but in the end, the man didn’t die. He really lost his esteemed dignity. What was more, it gave him a kind of nest of fury from losing what he had just obtained.
And for various reasons, it was God’s mercy for this invalid!
The Hou Zhu was so furious he breathed unevenly. He sat on his imperial throne gasping for breath. He clutched his wine cup, wishing he could sweep all the objects on the table to the ground.
… Pang Shao, it’s Pang Shao!
His uncle promised him repeatedly before. He said that this time, he would never leave Jingwang any chance of survival! He said that he would take care of everything, set nets above and snares below, and would certainly let Jingwang ‘accidentally’ die in the forest. He didn’t have to worry about anything. He just needed to call Jingwang to his side and whip his horse.
But he didn’t die at all!
The Hou Zhu was so enraged that he could hardly speak. For a while, his eyes blurred before he finally found an excuse and went around to find Pang Shao.
He had to ask Pang Shao to give him an explanation.
Only,his eyes wandered around, but Pang Shao’s seat was empty. Even the servants who served next to him were gone to who knew where.
“Where is Uncle?” The Hou Zhu ignored Jiang Suizhou and asked with a cloudy face. “He said he just went to change clothes. Why hasn’t he returned yet after such a long time?”
No one around answered.
The Hou Zhu merely thought he dreaded punishment for his crime so he hid away.
He had trusted his uncle since he was young, and likewise, his uncle had been doing things that were worthy of his trust.
But over the past few days, the Hou Zhu didn’t know whether his uncle was getting older or for some other reason, he had become increasingly disappointing.
He secretly coveted the money he should have spent on constructing an ancestral temple, and privately assassinated old ministers in the court. Even his relatives went so far as to send his imperial robes to his house behind his back.
The Hou Zhu couldn’t care less about the money, the old ministers and a mere robe. What he couldn’t accept was that his uncle, who had always been sincere to him, deceived him and took advantage of him, displaying two different faces in front and behind him.
It made him feel humiliated and uneasy at the same time.
Today he trusted him so much, yet he actually…
For a time, silence reigned in all four corners. No one dared to make a sound, but they all stealthily caught a glimpse of the unsightly complexion of His Majesty on the seat.
Just then, a servant sprinted all the way in and knelt in front of the main seat.
“Your Majesty!” The servant knelt on the ground and reported, “I am a servant beside the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister has just gone out on an urgent matter and asked me to come and report to Your Majesty!”
The Hou Zhu’s face remained cold.
“Urgent matter?” He repeated, “What other urgent matters does he have?”
The man kneeling replied, “Your Majesty, the Chief Minister said that something’s odd in His Highness Jingwang’s courtyard, so he wants to bring someone to go and investigate personally!”
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