Our Binding Love: My Gentle Tyrant - Chapter 244
The Sovereign’s Questionable Birth (2)
Ye Mu continued to twist and turn under Mo Linyuan’s playful fingers, almost as if she were a piece of deep-fried dough dancing in oil. Consequently, with one strong slash, her hand that still held onto the brush pen completely ruined the document in front of them!
“AH, it’s ruined! What are you supposed to do now?”
After Ye Mu recovered, she panicked, “I already warned you. This is all your fault, you made the first move!”
Mo Linyuan gazed at her, eyes filled with strong desire. Swiftly, he held her tightly and snuck in a quick nibble on her lip!
“Yes! It was me who made the first move. Now, hurry and grow up already! I really can’t hold back anymore.”
Ye Mu’s face turned bright red. Damn it, she thought, I was taken advantage of again!
The next day, when Ye Mu woke up, the sun was already high in the sky! Last night, Mo Linyuan’s words scared her to the point that she didn’t dare to fall asleep and guarded herself like she was defending against a beast. She didn’t fall asleep until the next day, causing her to wake up later. Looking outside, it would seem like it was around lunchtime.
“Huh…” After Ye Mu got out of bed and washed her face, she asked a servant nearby, “Where’s His Majesty?”
How come he is nowhere to be seen today?
In the past, when Mo Linyuan attended court, he would return as soon as possible.
Hearing her question, the servant froze. The servant nervously replied, “Miss Ye, His Majesty isn’t in a good mood today. If you have nothing to do, it is best not bother him or go looking for trouble.”
“What happened?” Ye Mu rubbed her chin, “What disaster has befallen us now?”
“That’s not it.” The servant shook his head. He then rushed towards Ye Mu and whispered in her ear,
“Around ten years ago, during the hunting event in the western mountains, the previous Empress was attacked by assassins in the mountain’s forests. At the time, the Prime Minister brought people to rescue her. In the end, the previous Empress returned with her clothes torn up. Not long after, she gave birth to His Majesty. As a result, there have been rumors about his origins ever since.”
Seeing how there was no one else around, Ye Mu asked in confusion, “I already know about this. But how are these types of accusations upsetting His Majesty?”
The servant responded, “That’s because today, near the end of the court meeting, two people among the imperial guards suddenly tried to assassinate His Majesty. Luckily, they were captured. But, in front of all the officials, they said that they were the former followers of the Prime Minister who helped search for the previous Empress. They also claimed that they saw with their own eyes how the previous Empress was fed an aphrodisiac. Although she was able to return safely, she had to get aid to recover from the intoxication!”
With a grave expression, Ye Mu demanded, “And then?”
“And then they bit off their tongues and committed suicide. But before they died, they also said that His Majesty isn’t of royal blood, and how he was the Prime Minister’s son. They accused him of collaborating with the Prime Minister to annex the other aristocratic families! They also said the Wen family members conspired to conquer Jian Shan, and that their next target was the Empress Dowager! After hearing their words, His Majesty’s face was very unsightly.”
Ye Mu sighed, “Then that means the majority of the officials know about this?”
The servant nodded his head, “Not only that, but this gossip has already begun spreading across small towns by storytellers. These people have exaggerated the story and propagated it far and wide. This greatly angered His Majesty, causing him to order that all these people be sentenced to death!”
“So that’s what happened…”, mumbled Ye Mu. It’s no wonder Mo Linyuan was unhappy.
The servant sighed, “This type of imperial family secret gossip spreads very fast. Even if His Majesty wanted to suppress it, it would be very challenging.”
Ye Mu deduced that Mo Linyuan wasn’t worried about these small rumors. Rather, he was concerned with how, since he recently just took out two of the big families, it would make people more anxious about the situation. What’s more, for it to be revealed that he was Wen Ze’s son… Those who still remained from the two aristocratic families wouldn’t let this opportunity slip. Undoubtedly, they would use this information against him.
It would seem that the imperial court was going to face trouble again! It was uncertain how many people were going to die this time around.
Above all, it seems like this was the Empress Dowager’s scheming.