Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 98
[Author’s Note]: Warning! Cruelty and gruesome depiction ahead!
“No……!!! Put it away!!!”
The Huang County Lord could barely recognize the head as that of her husband. Her daughter, on the other hand, did not recognize her own father in the slightest, probably because the appearance changed with death, and she kept on kicking the severed head away from her.
‘Oh my goodness….’
Her brother-in-law had been with the pirates, but she never heard from him again at some point, and he didn’t return, either.
Moreover, her husband attacked Li Min’s mansion, taking advantage of the fact that the security was weak given that Li Min went all out in order to subjugate the pirates. However, she became uneasy when she didn’t meet him in Kai this time around.
She couldn’t imagine that he would be disfigured to this extent.
“What’s happening here!?”
Huang County Lord’s unwittingly asked.
“I thought you already knew very well what’s happening here?”
The door forcefully opened right after she heard someone speaking outside the carriage.
“Nice to see you again so soon, Huang County Lord.”
It was the soldier that she saw at the banquet, the one who looked like he came from the city.
“You, are you His Highness the Crown Prince’s envoy!?”
The man scoffed when he heard what the Huang County Lord said.
“You don’t even know such a trivial thing. It’s really obvious that nobody entertained you back in that banquet, huh. I’m the guard, and the envoy is another person.”
The man pulled out his sword and sauntered towards them.
“I-impudent! You know what will happen to you right? Disrespecting me like this, and you even did this to my husband!”
The Huang County Lord shrieked, but the man just raised a brow.
“Hoh, so Huang County Lord, you don’t really understand the situation you are in right now, huh. Then let me enlighten you. That owner of that severed head had tried to kidnap and rape either Princess Pan or the maiden who was the envoy of the crown prince. He did such an abominable thing, so of course he would end up like this.”
So her husband fell from the hands of the enemy.
However, wasn’t it supposed to be the best time for Huang County Lord’s party to make their move and seize the mansion in one fell swoop?
Her husband was not an easy person to deal with, considering that he was also part of the Huang family.
Moreover, not to mention the princess, this man said that her husband had tried to kidnap the crown prince’s envoy.
Her husband was fond of young women, so he apparently targeted the maiden, too.
However, she couldn’t remember any girl who looked like she could be from the city among the attendees.
The girl beside this man didn’t look like she could be one, so it was probably a different girl.
“I don’t know anything about that! Besides, why did you do such a savage thing!!”
“Savage? I’m sure you already know the fate that awaits whoever made a move against the emperor’s child. You treated the imperial family too lightly, so this happened.”
Immediately after the man said those words —
Her daughter’s mind could no longer endure the situation, so she tried to go out of the opposite door while screaming in panic.
However, she was stopped soon enough.
A sword was thrusted in front of her daughter.
Several men clad in black, looking like they blended into the night, surrounded the carriage.
“I-I am the Huang County Lord!! Grand Duke Huang will never let this pass if something happened to me!”
“That Grand Duke Huang already told us to do whatever we wanted with you. He already treated you as an eyesore, it seems.”
Understanding finally dawned on the Huang County Lord, and she realized just how precarious her current situation was. She trembled in horror.
Her status, which had been the foundation that she relied on, had crumbled underneath her.
“Mother, help!!!! Gyahhh!!”
The screams of her daughter outside the carriage rang into the night, but the Huang County Lord couldn’t move a muscle, let alone secure herself.
She could only collapse on the floor shaking, so by the time she noticed the sword from the driver’s window, it had already pierced her body.
That weak cry became the last words of the Huang County Lord.
“I don’t want such dirty things to enter the princess’ sight.”
The man — Li Yong raised his hand and gave the signal after he said those words. The men in black shot arrows of fire towards the carriage.
Because it was in the outskirts of Kai, it was already the next day before the charred remains of the carriage were discovered.
T/N: And we’re almost done with the Kai arc, just a few more chaps! 😀
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