Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 165
In the end, Libin went along with them, and the trio moved to another place.
They arrived at a room with a row of doors, similar to the one they were in earlier.
However, this one had a platform for resting, and Xu was laid on it, although she was sitting on it now.
“Xu Zi, how do you feel?”
The man called out to her, so Xu moved her gaze towards them, obviously annoyed.
“Somebody’s kicking up a fuss, huh. I woke up thanks to that.”
Xu then let out a huge yawn.
‘She heard the mess earlier.’.
This place was quite far from the room where the courtesan had been, but she still heard the ruckus, it seemed.
“If you heard it then it saves us the trouble of explaining things.Yeah, just as you heard, we captured a very suspicious fellow.”
The man strode to Xu, stopping right before her.
“Xu Zi, do you still want to shoulder the blame of being the one who brought the disastrous tobacco and spread them in the Imperial Palace?”
“Yeah. That girl is my sister, so I’m the one who instructed her to do all those things.”
Xu didn’t show any hesitation when she answered the man’s query.
Yui Mei had been observing the situation from behind the man, but she couldn’t sense any trace of desperation to save someone else from Xu’s expression.
Perhaps, she was good at concealing her inner thoughts, but what bothered Yui Mei the most was the dark emotion swirling in Xu’s eyes.
“Miss Attendant, do you have anything you wanna ask?”
The man turned his eyes towards Yui Mei.
But before Yui Mei could utter a word, Xu already cut her off.
“It’s useless, I tell you. That girl doesn’t know a single thing about me.”
Xu grimaced, but the man remained unmoved in his intention to let Yui Mei expressed her thoughts.
And so, Yui Mei didn’t hesitate to talk.
“Miss Xu, why were you so hungry back then, when we first met at that dumping site?”
The words that spilled from Yui Mei’s mouth were totally unrelated to the case of poppy juice.
Xu suspiciously remarked.
“Xu Zi, answer her question.”
The man ordered her.
She had been wordlessly glaring at Yui Mei, but she realized that the man wouldn’t withdraw his order, so she replied in disgust.
“That’s because I’m a useless fellow who can no longer play the lute. Is there any other reason aside from the obvious, huh?”
Unfortunately, Yui Mei could no longer understand Xu’s reply after she heard what the captured courtesan said earlier.
“Does the Jiaofang really think that you’re a worthless musician, given that you have penned the songs that have reached the Emperor’s ears?”
Yui Mei countered back.
Music composition wasn’t a simple skill that anyone could acquire just by experience. It could be said that it was a matter of the individual’s talent.
Lute players could be replaced by other players, but it would be different story for the composer.
Thus, it was unimaginable for the Jiaofang to casually toss away such a talented person.
Xu frowned when Yui Mei pointed it out.
She didn’t expect their conversation to develop into this way.
“If what Xu said is true, then the Jiaofang is the one at fault here, they’re abusing their authority. We have to capture them at once and interrogate them.”
The man mumbled.
Xu wanted to interject when she heard the word “capture”, but it seemed that she was having difficulty expressing what she wanted to say. Her mouth opened and closed like a goldfish, obviously flustered.
She sighed in resignation, then she started to talk.
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