After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 109
~End of chapter 108
Song Huaiqing had already figured out by its smell that the incense lit in the small incense burner on the desk was containing aphrodisiac ingredients.
His face turned somber, a rare occurrence. This kind of scheme was obviously not within the range he could accept.
Song Huaiqing had never seen such despicable and unscrupulous methods. Turning around, he opened the door to disperse the smell in the room, then he asked, “Does miss Ming Zhu still remember what that palace maid looked like?”
Ming Zhu had already bitten down her lower lip to a bloody pulp, “Round face, almond eyes, about as tall as me, wearing pink clothes.”
The bones in Song Huaiqing’s fingers creaked as he clenched them, it was the same person who brought him here.
He instantly understood that he and Ming Zhu both had been plotted against.
If he fell into their trap today, he would definitely place the blame on Ming Zhu’s head, and then not only would the Song family not let go of such a shameless person, but the crown prince also wouldn’t be able to tolerate her adulterous behavior.
Song Huaiqing thought of a person, but he wasn’t willing to believe it.
He gulped and just as he was about to open his mouth to speak.
Torches from a distance, approached closer and closer, illuminating more and more the remote room palace. The crown prince’s feet were creating wind as he passed, the aura around him was even more icy and harsh than the late night’s fog.
Zhao Zhi had an expressionless face, “Where is the person?”
Song Huaiqing turned sideways, “Inside.” The last thing he added was, “Nothing happened.”
“You get out.”Song Huaiqing didn’t say anything and just strode out. He then found out that the outside of the room was being surrounded by palace guards.
Ming Zhu’s consciousness was drifting along, her hands were clutching on her own clothes as she closed her eyes tightly. Her eyelashes were gently trembling.
When Zhao Zhi lifted the bed curtain and saw her in this state, his eyes immediately became red with rage. His clenched fingers slowly stretched out, he carefully picked her up from the bed, dragged the blanket over and wrapped her body tightly in it. Lowering his head, he whispered in her ear, “Zhu Zhu, it’s okay now.”
Ming Zhu’s fingers feebly gripped his uppergarment, her head was full of fine sweat and the temperature of her body frighteningly high. She raised her eyes to look at him, “I feel unwell.”
Zhao Zhi left the place while holding her in his arms, his fingers were placed on her back, gently soothing her. Waiting until she fell asleep, with a cold voice, he asked the imperial doctor to come over.
Through a layer of gauze curtain, the imperial doctor checked her pulse. He then smelled the wine cup she had used during the banquet. After deliberating for a moment, he said, “Your Highness, this miss has mistakenly consumed qianjinsan.”
“It is a strong medicine and the portion used is not light. If the portion is light, it is enough to confuse one’s consciousness, if the portion used is heavy, it will……”
The imperial doctor didn’t say more, but Zhao Zhi had a clear understanding in his mind.
The look in Zhao Zhi’s eyes was like a knife, cold and sharp, he said, “Is there an antidote?”
The imperial doctor was very embarassed: “No, we can just wait for the medicine to fade away on its own.”
Zhao Zhi’s complexion was somber: “She also has injuries on her legs, take a look at her again.”
“Yes, yes, yes.”
The imperial doctor lifted a corner of the curtain and hastily took a look at the wounds, before hurriedly averting his gaze, so as not to provoke the crown prince’s displeasure, he said, “I will go and prepare the medicine now.”
He then changed the topic as he added, “However, the wound is a bit deep, there is a possibility that it will leave a scar.”
Zhao Zhi hummed, “Go and prepare the medicine.”
Ming Zhu wasn’t sleeping peacefully, not long after she fell asleep, her mouth felt dry again, she grunted, saying she wanted to drink water.
Zhao Zhi held a cup of water in one hand and supported her back up with his other hand, he then brought the cup to her lips.
Ming Zhu drank a little urgently. After drinking a cup of warm water, her throat still felt like it was burning, “I want more.”
She stretched her thin white neck and pushed away his palm, as if she absolutely had to get out of bed and pounce on the water to be comfortable.
Zhao Zhi held back her wrist and gently patted her head, “I’ll give you water.”
After he helped Ming Zhu drink five or six cups of water, her throat and mouth finally didn’t feel so dry anymore, but the temperature of her body was still boiling hot.
She seemed to be on the verge of crying because of the heat. The dead knot on her belt was one that she had tied herself, and at this moment, she seemed to not have recovered yet from the panic, she wasn’t able to untie the dead knot at all.
With red eyes, in a delirious state, without forgetting to be polite, she asked for his help, “Help me untie my belt, I’m melting from the heat.”
Zhao Zhi’s fingers, with a little bit of force, pulled two times, which then untied the belt that was difficult to untie.
Relieved from the heat, she felt a little more comfortable.
Zhao Zhi made her lean on his shoulder and waited for the person to calm down again before he took the time to take a closer look at the injuries on her leg.
There were four or five crisscrossed slashes, the skin was broken and the flesh was torn apart, the wound looked hideous and ugly.
He embraced her arms unconsciously with more force, Ming Zhu was a person that was very afraid of pain, he wondered whether or not she had cried tears when she had stabbed herself.
The expression on Zhao Zhi’s face was so dark that it could freeze people. Wei Liu, who was standing outside the door, said in a low voice through the door, “The people have all been found and brought over.”
Zhao Zhi put her on the bed and walked out without any expression on his face.
In the courtyard, palace maids and eunuchs were kneeling on the ground.
“Are they all here?”
“Where is the palace maid who served her the wine?”
“No one knows who she is and she has disappeared for some time already.”
The corners of Zhao Zhi’s mouth curled up as he smiled sarcastically, “Disappeared?”
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