Medical Princess - Chapter 517
Shao Wanru didn’t know where she had thrust in the darkness. The black-clad man screamed and suddenly fell on her. She stepped back in a hurry and her head hit the rockery beside her heavily. She felt dizzy and went limp. The hairpin in her hand had already fallen to the ground.
However, she didn’t feel the sharp pain she expected, but fell into someone’s arms and heard a somewhat anxious voice, “Zhuozhuo!”
She slowly let out a sigh of relief, and almost collapsed in Chu Liuchen’s arms. The courage she had managed to gather turned to ashes at once!
Another bolt of lightning flashed across the sky and shone on the black-clad man lying in a pool of his own blood on the ground with a sharp dagger inserted in his back. It turned out that he was killed in a thrust with the dagger instead of being stabbed to death by her with her hairpin.
“Why, why are you here?” Shao Wanru said. She tried to keep calm, but couldn’t help trembling.
“You are safe now! You are safe now!” Chu Liuchen said softly and reached out to hold her in his arms. He was tall, which enabled him to hold her petite figure in his arms tightly. At this moment, he looked at her messy clothes, parts of which had been torn. She was as wet as a drowned rat stained with dirt all over.
Although Shao Wanru was restraining herself, he could still feel that the petite girl in his arms was shivering.
He took off his cloak and wrapped Shao Wanru in it, only revealing her completely pale face. After that, he bent down and slowly walked out of the rockery with Shao Wanru in his arms.
There were several guards standing outside the rockery, and Qing’er was among them. Seeing Chu Liuchen come out with Shao Wanru in his arms, she moved forward in an attempt to take over Shao Wanru from Chu Liuchen.
“Let none survive! Kill each of them as soon as you see them!” Chu Liuchen said in a gentle voice exuding a trace of gloom and coldness in thunder.
The guards dispersed. Chu Liuchen hurried to the courtyard, where Shao Wanru had lived before, with her in his arms, followed closely by Qing’er.
Rui’an Great Elder Princess had lived in this courtyard before, and said that she would come and live here in the future, so it was empty. Chu Liuchen carried Shao Wanru into the room. Qing’er hurriedly gave Shao Wanru a bath. It was not until the warm water flowed across her skin that Shao Wanru recovered.
She gradually came to herself.
“Qing’er, has Yujie been found?” Shao Wanru asked in a hoarse voice as she grabbed the hand of Qing’er who was beside the bathtub.
“Don’t worry, Miss. Yujie has been found by those sent by His Highness. She should be in the silence room over there now.” Qing’er comforted her in a hurry.
If it weren’t for the fact that it was inconvenient for His Highness to go there, it would be better for them to return to the silence room at this moment.
Hearing that Yujie was safe, Shao Wanru felt relieved as if a stone in her heart had fallen to the ground. She let out a sigh of relief and let Qing’er give her a bath. It was the courtyard where she had lived, so some of her clothes were left here. Qing’er got a suit of black clothes for her, and left after dressing her.
Chu Liuchen, who had freshened up, pushed the door and came in.
“Your Highness, who was behind it?” On hearing the sound from the door, Shao Wanru, who had calmed down at this moment, raised her head and asked. The black-clad man acted like he obviously did not know her, which meant that those black-clad men were not targeted at her. Moreover, she didn’t offend someone else so that the one dealt with her by such malicious means.
Chu Liuchen didn’t answer her, but reached out to grab her hand and rolled up her sleeve. There was a visible wound on her right arm. She didn’t know it was caused by her bumping into something or her being scratched by the branches accidentally.
Chu Liuchen drew a jade bottle from his bosom, poured out some milky white liquid medicine, and applied it to her arm. As soon as the cool liquid medicine was applied to her painful wound, she felt numbness and itch. Nevertheless, it was not strong, but made her quite comfortable.
Chu Liuchen carefully applied the liquid medicine to her wound, and Shao Wanru stopped asking. She looked down and quietly watched him spread the liquid medicine hard. It was very quiet in the room, and it also became quiet outside. The lightning and thunder had gone at some point, and even the wind and rain seemed to have stopped. There came a light sound from outside. Someone was pushing the door open.
Who would come at this moment?
Did Qing’er just go out?
There came light and cautious footsteps from outside. It was not Qing’er, but seemed to be someone sneaking into this place. Shao Wanru looked up at Chu Liuchen, but he seemed to have not heard it, and continued applying the liquid medicine to her wound. Since even she could hear it, how could he fail to hear it?
After finishing applying the liquid medicine, Chu Liuchen turned down her sleeve, picked up the handkerchief Shao Wanru put on the table and wiped his hand with it. He then helped Shao Wanru stand up and walked to the door with her in his arms. As he opened the door, several black-clad men looked at them in astonishment.
The handsome young man and the gorgeous girl stood quietly at the door like an adorable couple. They looked so calm as if they didn’t know what a dangerous situation they were in at the moment.
Chu Liuchen lifted the corners of his mouth and put his hands together. Shao Wanru fell into his arms. With her head pressed against his chest, she heard Chu Liuchen said calmly in a gentle voice, “Leave none alive!”
After she heard a few heartrending screams, it became silent again.
Shao Wanru moved and pushed Chu Liuchen away. She turned her head and looked at the courtyard only to find those black-clad men, who stood there just now, had been killed on the spot.
“Are you afraid?” Chu Liuchen said in a voice as gentle as ever, as if the bloody scene of slaughter in front was not created by him.
“Is it useful to be afraid?” Shao Wanru pulled the edge of his robe hard, lifted the corners of her completely pale lips and said slowly with a sarcastic smile.
Was it useful to be afraid? Of course it was useless. In the last life, she had lived in fear and self-abasement, but ended up with a tragedy.
“Of course it’s useless.” Chu Liuchen quietly took a few glances at her and suddenly smiled. He took her hand and slowly walked down the steps. The rain had stopped. They looked up into the distance and saw that the fire in the hall seemed to have gone out. There came the sounds of plenty of people. It looked like everyone, who had seen the fire, headed there.
Walking up to a black-clad man, Chu Liuchen put down her hand, stretched out his leg to kick the dead black-clad man and said with coldness in his eyes, “Find out who they work for and see if the one is still there.”
His words were vague, Shao Wanru did not understand what he meant, but a guard behind him did. The guard immediately answered and crouched down to check the bodies.
He checked the bodies one by one.
“Dump these bodies in different places!” After the guard finished checking all the bodies, Chu Liuchen said gloomily.
A few more guards came over, carried the bodies of the black-clad men out and disappeared in the dark night. The two guards left behind began to clean up the courtyard quickly.
“Your Highness, please go back quickly!” Shao Wanru, who had calmed down at this moment, bit her lip and said. It was extremely inappropriate for Chu Liuchen to stay at this time.
“I will send you to the silence room before leaving!” Chu Liuchen said. He reached out to hold Shao Wanru in his arms and jumped directly on the wall. After determining the direction, he rapidly headed for Shao Wanru’s silence room.
When they were close to the silence room, he jumped off the wall, pointed at the path in front and said, “Get in, and I’ll leave!”
Glancing at the courtyard door not far away, Shao Wanru nodded. Now it was not the time to talk over the matter. She lifted her dress at once and ran to the door of the courtyard. She ran so fast that the mud on the wet ground was splattered and stained the black clothes that she had just changed into.
Qing’er ran out from somewhere and followed her closely. With her clothes also stained with mud, she looked in a mess.
She knocked hard on the door. Qu Le came to open the door in a hurry. Seeing that it was Shao Wanru and Qing’er, she let out a sigh of relief, went limp with her hand on the wall and almost fell down. Fortunately, her master was safe! Fortunately, her master was safe!
In the corridor, Shao Yanru looked coldly at Shao Wanru and Qing’er, who were in a mess, with a trace of maliciousness across her eyes. She went back to her room quietly. Strictly speaking, what had happened tonight had nothing to do with her. She didn’t ask someone to do it, and it was not done by someone in return for her kindness.
Although she had secretly informed some people, it had nothing to do with her. She had just implicitly told them what she knew!
Shao Wanru was so lucky that she was safe and sound despite being mistaken for the scapegoat. At the thought of this, Shao Yanru felt uncomfortable. How could Shao Wanru survive? Or even if she survived, she should be kidnapped. Those people were so blind that they let go of such a little beauty…
Chu Liuchen watched Shao Wanru enter the yard and Qu Le close the door before he turned around. His eyes became fluid and gentle again, showing a bit of nobleness and indifference, as if he was enjoying the scenery leisurely in the garden of his mansion.
“Set fire to some of the houses on the other side of the high wall in case that the main hall is the only building burned in the fire!” Chu Liuchen said with a slight smile and reached out to pick a leaf beside his hand.
The guard behind him hesitated for a moment and said uneasily, “The previous emperor’s imperial concubines live there…” They couldn’t burn the place at will, or it might cause earthshaking trouble.
“It doesn’t matter. More decedents and more buildings burned in this fire could attract more attention!” Chu Liuchen said with an increasingly gentle smile. He stared at the high wall not far away and lifted the corners of his pale lips. Some people wanted to get out, while some wanted to get in. In this case, he would make them more conspicuous!
Since he felt worried about leaving her here, he would just expose what the black-clad men had done and confront the one behind it!
The fire suddenly breaking out in Yuhui Nunnery shocked the whole capital city. Something terrible happened in Yuhui Nunnery not long ago. Unexpectedly now there came a disaster right after the departure of the officials of the Ministry of Justice, and it was even more terrible than what had happened before. Not only a few Buddhist halls but also some of the residences of the former emperor’s imperial concubines were burned down.
Numerous people were killed in the fire, including some nuns, pilgrims and some black-clad men who showed up there for some unknown reason.
Most of the decedents were the black-clad men whose bodies were in different places, but most of their bodies were in the residences of the former emperor’s imperial concubines on the other side of the high wall.
Not only the entire capital but also the entire imperial court was shocked. Everyone was wondering if these black-clad men’s showing up there had something to do with the previous emperor’s imperial concubines. However, they were just some useless imperial concubines. Who could not bear their existence? Could it be the emperor high above them?
It made many people, who secretly thought about it, not dare to continue thinking. They only smelled something fishy behind it!
Early in the next morning, the officials of the Ministry of Justice led some guards to rush into the Yuhui Nunnery. They interrogated everyone with various questions and cleaned up and checked all the bodies, which was stricter than last time…