After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 99
~End of chapter 98
If Jiang Taifu went to the palace and requested it, cancelling the marriage wouldn’t be difficult.
Jiang You held back her tears and opened her mouth to say something else, but the guards were already urging her, “The time is up, you should leave.”
Jiang You sniffled through her red nose, but didn’t easily give up on her heart: “Senior brother, I will see you again in a few days.”
Wei Chiyu said, “Don’t come back. I can only ever see you as a little sister.”
Wei Chiyu really didn’t leave her any illusions. Jiang You’s heart was aching so much that she couldn’t breathe. Not long ago, when she heard that the crown prince had granted her and her senior brother a marriage decree, she was filled with joy.
In the past, when the Wei family was still very poor, Jiang You had already fallen in love with this senior brother who did not talk much. Later, when he successfully passed the examinations, more than anyone else, she felt happy for him.
Jiang You knew that her senior brother had a fiancée whom he liked very much before, but that woman chose a more powerful man, he should also be over her now, right?
But in the end, after all this time, he still wasn’t able to hold anyone else in his heart.
In fact, before Jiang You sneaked in to see him, she heard her father and mother discussing the matter of cancelling the marriage.
She didn’t want to, but couldn’t go against her parents’ wishes.
Today more than one noble guest came at the imperial court of justice. The crown prince’s presence alerted a large number of people. The junior secretary thought that the crown prince had come to oversee the trials of the day, so he handed the dossiers over to him in a panic.
The crown prince swept him a glance, “Where is Wei Chiyu?”
The junior secretary’s face revealed his surprise, “Inside the dungeon.”
“Take me there.”
The junior secretary of the imperial court of justice and Wei Chiyu were friends. Wie Chiyu wasn’t too involved in this case in the first place, but there was no evidence to prove his innocence, nor were there any material evidence that could completely prove his guilt, it was an impasse on both sides, thus the case was put aside.
The junior secretary of the imperial court of justice thought about it and decided to put in a good word about Wei Chiyu, “Lord Wei is honest and upright, it’s still unclear why his name is on the account book.”
Zhao Zhi did not have the patience to listen to him, and just walked with big steps straight towards the direction of the dungeon.
The junior secretary of the imperial court of justice followed along and, even as what he faced was a cold face, he went on inviting trouble for himself, “Your Highness, the dungeon is dark and cold, if you want to torture to extract a confession, you don’t have to do it yourself.”
Zhao Zhi frowned, “You stay outside, no one is allowed to come in.”
Seeing that His Highness was already very annoyed, the junior secretary didn’t dare to say anymore.
Once inside the dungeon cell, the strong smell of damp rust greeted his face.
Wei Chiyu slowly opened his eyes, it was as if he had never expected to see him, “Your Highness.”
“Lord Wei, how are you doing in this dungeon these days?”
A few light words, each imperceptibly carrying an overbearing chill.
Sometimes, when Wei Chiyu wasn’t able to control his emotions, he also wanted to show a fierce face to Zhao Zhi and tell him one sentence : the grudge of having stolen my wife makes us unable to coexist under the same sky.
He wasn’t enduring for himself, but for Ming Zhu, whom he was strongly concerned for.
Ming Zhu had enjoyed very few good days in her life, she had suffered enough hardships in this life and he didn’t want her to continue to suffer for the rest of her life.
If he vented his anger in front of Zhao Zhi and angered him because of that, it would only implicate Ming Zhu.
Zhao Zhi calmly and quietly stared at him for a while, “Wei Chiyu, you still haven’t put down your feelings ?”
After a long time of silence, Wei Chiyu lowered his eyes and said without emotion, “I have.”
Zhao Zhi’s expression became cryptic as the corners of his mouth curved into a smile that didn’t look like one, “Is that so?”
Wei Chiyu raised his head, his eyes were red like blood, streaks of blood were clearly visible in his eyes, “I and her, we are not fated, I have resigned to fate.”
He clenched his teeth, took a deep breath and continued, “She is timid, but has a good temperament, if you treat her well, she will repay you with a true heart.”
Every word he said was killing his own heart.
Listening to these words, Zhao Zhi did not feel happy at all, instead it sprang in him a nameless rage. Those calm and simple few words made him out to be a complete and utter villain. Zhao Zhi was only willing to admit that having snatched her away was despicable, but he denied being wrong about any of the rest.
“You really care about her, even at this time, you still have feelings for her.” Zhao Zhi coldly mocked.
Wei Chiyu’s teeth clenched, his mouth overflowed with blood, but he swallowed his rage, saying words that were contrary to his heart, “She is my little sister, of course I cherish her.”
Zhao Zhi absolutely did not believe his words, and he wasn’t happy in his heart, “Jiang Taifu went to beg my father this morning, to cancel the marriage.”
Even as Wei Chiyu was in trouble, he still had the mind to plot against others, his shrewdness really wasn’t light.
Zhao Zhi somewhat praised his ability. As he spoke, his words carelessly carried a bit of a threat, “Today, you can use your own future prospects to force Jiang Taifu to withdraw from the marriage, tomorrow I can arrange another marriage for you all the same.”
Wei Chiyu’s entire body became cold and stiff.
Zhao Zhi looked at him from above and said expressionlessly, “Lord Wei is very knowledgeable, staying in the capital is wronging you, Jiang Taifu also intends to promote you. Since that’s the case, when you, Lord Wei, regain your innocence, you will go to Changzhou to take a post and gain experience for a few years.”
After finishing these words, Zhao Zhi left with great strides.
Translator : Laura
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