Medical Princess - Chapter 525
Was he angry? He almost failed to force a smile!
“Your Highness, have you been implicated after dealing with the black-clad men?” Sensing his anger, Shao Wanru asked with concern. Although Shao Wanru did not know the truth, it was obvious that more than one person got involved in setting up and spoiling the trap!
In the past few days, the officials of the Ministry of Justice had blockaded the entire Yuhui Nunnery. So many of them came and went, seeming to have searched the entire Yuhui Nunnery. However, Shao Wanru knew that they had actually searched the area on the other side of the high wall once. After that, the door was closed, and they focused on searching the area on this side of the high wall.
It seemed to have nothing to do with the imperial concubines living behind the high wall!
The area on the other side of the high wall seemed to have been searched strictly, but the actual situation turned out to be just the opposite. It seemed to be mysterious anyway.
“I’m sick!” Chu Liuchen looked sideways at her with a slight smile and said with a deep sparkle in his eyes, and then put down the teacup in his hand.
Shao Wanru, who realized something, lost no time in leaning over and filling his teacup again while saying, “The officials of the Ministry of Justice are still on the mountain. Your Highness, is it risky for you to come up the mountain at this time?”
After all, he had been pretending to be sick. It would probably be terrible if his whereabouts was discovered.
“If I didn’t come, I would miss the show today, wouldn’t I?” Chu Liuchen said leisurely. He picked up the teacup and took another sip, while squinting at Shao Wanru, making her flustered.
“Your Highness, the First Miss of the Shao’s Mansion intended to set me up. I just turned her trick against her,” Shao Wanru said cautiously with various speculations across her mind. Could it be possible that Shao Yanru was so well-connected that she even had a good relationship with Prince Chen in private?
“Turn her trick against her?” Chu Liuchen said and raised his eyebrows with the smile in his eyes fading, making his eyes look increasingly gloomy and terrifying.
Shao Wanru nodded vigorously to show her sincerity and said, “Yes, turn her trick against her!”
“If you just turned her trick against her, how do you explain the letter you sent to Qi Tianyu before?” Chu Liuchen said slowly.
Others didn’t know about the letter, but Shao Wanru didn’t think that Chu Liuchen didn’t either. So she lost no time in explaining calmly, “Shao Yanru has sent him a letter on behalf of me to ask him to meet. I don’t know what she wrote in the letter. Nevertheless, if Qi Tianyu wanted to offer a letter as evidence, he would definitely offer the one written by me personally. If he did that, Shao Yanru would be involved in it!”
Chu Liuchen stared at her watery eyes carefully. Seeing she mention Qi Tianyu with no ripples in her eyes as if she was talking about an irrelevant person, he finally looked a little satisfied.
“Stay away from him from now on. Don’t write a letter to anyone irrelevant!” Chu Liuchen said with a snort in displeasure, and then reached out to hold Shao Wanru’s hand and said, “Let’s go for an exploration!”
Shao Wanru was pulled up by him. However, on hearing his words, she hurriedly exerted herself to hold on to him and said, “Your Highness, you can’t walk around at this time. If it’s discovered by others, you will get into big trouble!”
Now there might still be some officials of the Ministry of Justice in the nunnery even at night, so they certainly shouldn’t wander around at this time. No one knew if there was anyone from the Ministry of Justice lurking in the dark.
“It won’t be discovered!” Chu Liuchen said with a little complacent smile, looking at the slender hand holding his hand tightly. Despite her minor strength, he inexplicably felt good, and the delight slowly spread from the corners of his mouth to his eyes.
Shao Wanru didn’t know what she did had pleased Chu Liuchen. Although he smiled gently as before, it was obvious that he was really delighted at this moment.
He, who was angry a moment ago and became delighted at this moment, was really unpredictable.
Nevertheless, it was reasonable. If he were not so unpredictable, he would not have become the final winner in the last life and even made his uncle pass the throne to him instead of his uncle’s son. It could be seen that he certainly had brilliant tactics.
“Your Highness, the Ministry of Justice has sent numerous officials here. When I went out with Shao Yanru, we found an official of the Ministry of Justice guarding at the door. Although it was dark, I’m not sure if he is still there.” As Shao Wanru said, her hand slipped to his sleeve. It was really much easier to hold his sleeve than to hold his wrist.
Chu Liuchen seemed to mean to take her out again. However, she didn’t feel like going out late at night.
“What are you afraid of? We are not going out through the front door!” Chu Liuchen said inadvertently and reached out to pull hard. Shao Wanru failed to stand still, staggered and fell on him. He stretched out the other hand to hold Shao Wanru in his arms as he always did, and said, “Let’s go down from the back window.”
There was a cliff outside the window, and Shao Wanru had seen it more than once. On hearing his words, she had no time to struggle and hurriedly advised him with her face turning pale with fear, “Your Highness, there is a cliff outside the window. You know, the slightest carelessness could make us smashed to pieces.”
“It won’t happen!” Chu Liuchen walked to the window with Shao Wanru in his arms, looked out of the window and said indifferently.
Shao Wanru became stiff in fear. At this moment, she held Chu Liuchen tightly with both hands instead of one hand, raised her pretty eyes containing a hint of tenderness and grief and said weakly, “Your Highness, we really can’t take the risk, even if there is only a chance in a million that it will happen.”
Seeing her pitiful look, Chu Liuchen suddenly became joyful. He bent the other arm to embrace her and said softly in her ear, “I won’t change my decision. No matter how pitiful you pretend to be, it won’t help!”
Her pitiful look became stiff. After freezing for a moment, Shao Wanru subconsciously reached out to pinch him hard, and said in rage from shame caused by her trick being seen through, “Your Highness, it’s really dangerous below. You don’t care about your life, but I care about mine!”
As soon as Shao Wanru finished her words, she immediately came to her senses and looked at the smile on Chu Liuchen’s handsome face with her face suddenly turning red. This was her innermost thought. How could she just blurt it out?
“Rest assured. I don’t want to die so early either. I haven’t got married and had children yet!” As Chu Liuchen said, he suddenly jumped up and fell straight down from the window. Chu Liuchen’s gentle voice in her ear took her breath away at this moment.
She clenched her teeth, held Chu Liuchen tightly, closed her eyes, relaxed her body and decided to be obedient. The current situation had been out of her control. Nevertheless, Chu Liuchen didn’t seem to be tired of living.
Suddenly she felt that they had stopped and she had stepped on something. Wasn’t it a cliff below? Shao Wanru didn’t open her eyes and didn’t dare to move her feet, feeling insecure.
Chu Liuchen lowered his head, only to see her, who was limp all over, holding him firmly. He lifted the corners of his mouth to show an increasingly leisurely smile, reached out to pat her face and said softly, “It’s time to open your eyes. We will be fine even if we really fall down, because there’s just water below.”
Shao Wanru slowly opened her eyes. She opened one of her eyes first. After looking around and finding it was a protruding rock beneath her feet, she finally let out a sigh of relief and opened the other eye of hers.
Seeing her deceive herself, the fear on her delicate little face and her soft body leaned over, Chu Liuchen felt extremely joyful. He helped Shao Wanru, whose legs went weak, take a step forward and left the edge of the rock.
After taking a few steps, they reached the solid ground although it was uneven. Only then did Shao Wanru feel that she was really standing on the ground instead of flying in the air.
She put down her hand and grasped the edge of Chu Liuchen’s robe, while looking forward. She could not see it clearly in the darkness, but only felt that there seemed to be a cave in front of her.
A cave? There was actually a cave beneath the silence room? Shao Wanru asked with her face turning pale with shock, “Is, is this excavated or natural?”
She was not stupid, but didn’t expect it. Thinking about it carefully at this moment, she found it terrifying.
“Let’s go inside and have a look!” Chu Liuchen said and helped her walk in with half of her slender waist in his arms. In the dark, Shao Wanru walked behind Chu Liuchen and moved with difficulty. Fortunately, she was in his arms. Whenever she accidentally tripped over something, Chu Liuchen would lift her up.
After taking a few steps, their vision was blocked. Was the end of the way? In this case, it was just a small natural cave. Shao Wanru let out a sigh of relief. No one wanted to see a passageway suddenly appear beneath her room.
But in the next moment, Chu Liuchen took her to step aside. A black-clad man appeared from nowhere and bowed to Chu Liuchen respectfully. After Chu Liuchen nodded, the black-clad man came forward and pushed the stone blocking the door. The big stone was slowly pushed open, and then the dim light slowly came out.
The light was very dim. If it were not in front of them, they might not be able to see it.
When half of the stone was pushed aside, the black-clad man stepped aside, and Chu Liuchen went in with Shao Wanru in his arms. After turning a corner, they found everything in front of them completely different.
Not far away, there was an oil lamp hanging and a person falling next to it. Further away, there was another person and another oil lamp. But they couldn’t see further because there was another corner in front.
The passage was very small and could only allow one person to go through. It seemed to be extended now. In the dim light, they could only see their surroundings faintly, while other parts were in the dark. There was another corner further away.
This was a passage under construction.
Shao Wanru froze in Chu Liuchen’s arms and didn’t dare to move. Beneath her silence room, there was not a completed passage, but a passage under construction.
She didn’t know where it was from, or it could also be said that she didn’t know where it would lead!
“Are they… dead?” Biting her lip and struggling to suppress the exclamation in her throat, Shao Wanru lowered her voice to ask.
“No. They just passed out at the moment!” Chu Liuchen said inadvertently, shook his robe and then stepped back to the back of the stone with Shao Wanru in his arms. After that, he said to the black-clad guard there, “Wake them up!”
The black-clad guard nodded, and then bent down and entered the cave.
Chu Liuchen turned around and carried Shao Wanru to the edge of the mountain rock outside. The cloak wrapped Shao Wanru’s whole body, only revealing her delicate and gorgeous little face. He lowered his head to look at Shao Wanru, only to see that her face as white as jade blushed slightly and looked breathtakingly pretty in the moonlight. Nevertheless, she looked a little confused and ignorant at the moment, making her a little pitiful.
She opened her eyes wide, and even her dark red lips seemed to look a little pitiful.
He reached out to pinch her straight nose and said with a smile, “Let’s go!”
It was rare to see her badly scared. He found it interesting…