Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 97
[Author’s Note]: Warning! Gruesome depiction ahead!
The Huang County Lord had always received preferential treatment, no matter who she was dealing with.
…However, much to her chagrin, that treatment did not extend to the Inner Palace.
She had been extremely mortified at this blow and disgrace, and considered this as a stain in her life.
The Huang County Lord, being the power greedy and extravagant person that she was, then placed her hopes on her daughter, to no avail.
Thus, they turned their target to the seat of the Grand Duke, but there were still obstructions, in the form of Li Min and his father.
They had been preoccupied in seafaring so they never entered her eyes, and yet now they stood in her way.
When news came that Li Min welcomed a princess for his bride, she came in person to check it out, and was relieved when she saw the person herself. She thought that Li Min had been forced into this marriage.
Besides, this was a princess, a woman raised preciously inside the inner palace, treasured and treated as if she was flower and had lived all her life in the lap of luxury, so the Huang County Lord thought that she would never get along with her sailor husband.
And yet, what on earth happened today?
Princess Pan didn’t look anything remotely like the Four Consorts rumored to be the most beautiful women in the Hundred Blossom Palace when she appeared at the banquet.
However, she couldn’t tear her eyes off her for some mysterious reason, even if her appearance had been totally different from Huang County Lord’s standard of beauty. She couldn’t help but think that the princess was gorgeous.
‘There’s no way, there’s no way that she can appear so beautiful!’
The Huang County Lord gritted her teeth in frustration.
“Mother, I don’t want to stay in an inn in Kai, it’s stinking of fish.”
Her daughter grumbled as she sat across the Huang County Lord.
She herself thought the same, but still, she glared at her daughter who carelessly aired her frustrations.
“What, do you want that stay inside the storage rooms of that mansion?”
The rooms in Li Min’s mansion were never used as storage rooms.
However, for the Huang County Lord, she considered any room aside from the one that she always used to be narrow storerooms.
She had even mocked Princess Pan, by calling her princess of stockrooms.
“Of course I don’t want that.”
Huang County Lord’s blood boiled in anger at her daughter’s never ending complaints.
Did this girl really understand the reason why the Huang County Lord had to go through great pains to scheme?
Besides, she never expected the rumors that the pirates had been annihilated to be true.
She had attended the banquet in order to confirm the rumors.
Why didn’t she receive any accurate information about this?
What happened to her brother-in-law that was moving together with the pirates?
Everything didn’t seem to go as planned, so Huang County Lord was getting more anxious by the minute, when suddenly, their carriage stopped.
“Are we there? My goodness, what kind of city is this that we can’t even use a proper carriage.”
The Huang County Lord grumbled as she opened the window of the small carriage and peeked outside.
She wanted to check whether the inn was suitable before they alight, and if not, then she planned to order the coachman to turn around and look for another one.
However, she never expected the scenery that she would see outside.
“What is this?”
“Mother, what happened?”
Her daughter asked when she saw her mother knit her brows.
However, the Huang County Lord paid her no heed.
There was no inn outside.
Actually, they couldn’t even see the townscape of Kai. Pure darkness surrounded them.
It was already sunset when they left Li Min’s mansion.
However, if they were still in the city of Kai, then they should see the lights of the several shops in it.
Then why was it pitch black?
She wanted to know the answer, so she opened the window towards the coachman.
“Hey! Where are we right now!?”
The Huang County Lord yelled, but she soon realized that there was nobody sitting on the driver’s seat.
‘What on earth is happening here?’
The confused Huang County Lord uneasily scanned the area for a hint of the driver’s presence, and when she didn’t see anything, she turned back towards the other window.
Right on cue, a cloth bundle was hurled into their carriage through that window.
Her daughter screamed.
The bundle was dyed reddish black, and an unspeakably horrible, stinky odor wafted from it.
It wasn’t tied securely, so the content was bared to their eyes.
The Huang County Lord couldn’t even let out a scream as her breath hitched, while the daughter shrieked on top of her lungs.
A severed head rolled out of the bundle.
And it was someone very familiar to them — it was the head of the Huang County Lord’s husband.
T/N: Sorry! I made a mistake, the hubby is not with them in the carriage! Fixed XD
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