I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 184
Translated by ShainaG Translations
Mu Mingtang instinctively felt that something was off, and inspected it repeatedly while she held it in her hand. At this moment, the voice of a maid came from behind her, and Mu Mingtang immediately held the aromatic ball with her backhand and hid it in her palm.
She turned around, and a maid in cyan coloured clothes stood at the door, with her head lowered, she asked pleasingly: “Princess Consort, the kitchen has just sent someone to ask, when should lunch be sent over as all preparations have been done?”
Mu Mingtang stealthily placed the aromatic ball in her sleeve, and said, “Now then, you can inform them to set up the dining table.”
“Yes.” After the maid said this, she then left respectfully. Mu Mingtang wasn’t sure whether it was her own illusion, but she felt that the maid took a quick glance at her sleeve before stepping back.
After this aromatic ball incident, Mu Mingtang immediately recalled another strange event. It was quite the coincidence that she originally planned to go to Xiangguo Temple yesterday, but later thought it was too time-consuming to head out, so she gave up on the idea. If she really went out as planned, she would definitely not return for a while. In other words, when Xie Xuanchen turned manic, she would still be outside of the manor.
Mu Mingtang was drenched in a cold sweat from fright. As there was something on her mind, Mu Mingtang couldn’t help but think about the aromatic ball when they were having lunch. The food was tasteless to her. When the dishes were removed from the table, Mu Mingtang made up her mind that in the afternoon, she would head to the imperial physician so that he could take a look at the spices in the aromatic ball.
Just treat it as if she was being overly sensitive, it’s best if nothing was wrong, and this would just give herself a peace of mind.
When Xie Xuanchen woke up at noon, he found that Mu Mingtang was unusually quiet and obviously worried. Xie Xuanchen asked: “What’s wrong?”
Mu Mingtang had suppressed this matter in her heart for the whole afternoon. She didn’t want to express it, and also didn’t want to tell anyone about it, but now since Xie Xuanchen asked, she blurted out naturally: “There is one thing, I don’t know how to deal with it.”
Mu Mingtang was hesitant to speak, and said in a low voice, “I found an aromatic ball in a cupboard that I haven’t used for a long time in the bedroom, and the inside was burnt.”
Although Mu Mingtang only mentioned the front part, Xie Xuanchen had already understood it all at once. His expression turned cold as he asked, “Where is this thing?”
“I placed it in the cabinet.” Mu Mingtang didn’t dare to keep it on her. She was afraid that there was really something wrong with the spice and that she would harm Xie Xuanchen if she got close to him, so she placed it in the cabinet as soon as she finished her meal. Now that Xie Xuanchen had mentioned it, Mu Mingtang immediately got up and took out the aromatic ball from the cabinet.
Mu Mingtang seemed to hesitate when she got her hands on the item, Xie Xuanchen had already sat up, his expression was calm and cold, and gave off a totally different vibe from his usual self: “I’m fine, bring it over.”
Mu Mingtang could only suppress her worries and handed it to him. When Xie Xuanchen got a hold of it, he turned it between his fingers, and suddenly moved it towards the tip of his nose. Mu Mingtang was shocked, and quickly stopped him: “It’s dangerous! The imperial physician hasn’t inspected it yet.”
Xie Xuanchen asked: “Did you summon the imperial physician?”
“Not yet. However, I plan to secretly let Imperial Physician Zhang take a look at it this afternoon.”
Just as Mu Mingtang finished, the sound of footsteps could be heard from the outside. The maid yelled in a distance with much distress: “Princess Consort, something terrible has happened. Someone drowned to death in the garden!”
The maid’s voice was not at all soft, and they could hear her clearly from inside the room. Xie Xuanchen laughed and said, “There’s no need for you to ask now, we already have the results.”
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