I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 188
Translated by ShainaG Translations
Ch.188 Mystery (4)
It was a woman, about 17 or 18 years old, she was wearing the uniform outfit of a maid in the palace. Someone explained to Mu Mingtang: “Prince and Princess Consort, her name is Bihe, and she serves in Yulin Hall.”
“She serves in Yulin Hall?” Mu Mingtang asked, “Why don’t I have an impression of her?”
“She’s extremely clumsy, so she usually manages the trivial matters in the back end, so she doesn’t serve you, that’s why she doesn’t ring a bell.”
This was inevitable. The servants in the palace were like the clouds in the sky, and there were nearly a hundred servants in Yulin Hall alone. It was impossible for Mu Mingtang to recognize them all. Only people with good looks and smart temperament could serve Mu Mingtang and Xie Xuanchen, there were even more maids that drowned in the shadows, as they worked all day long, but still no one knew about their existence.
Mu Mingtang nodded, and then asked, “So that’s why, what does she usually handle?”
The person who answered seemed to come to a pause, with his head lowered: “She is from the spice room, she is usually responsible for grinding up the spices, then drying and storing them.”
She was in charge of the spices. Neither Mu Mingtang nor Xie Xuanchen moved, but they both understood what the other had thought of.
Mu Mingtang’s thoughts slowly became clear, and she figured out what had happened today. She wasn’t sure at first, but now, looking at the series of coincidental events, Mu Mingtang could basically conclude that there was something wrong with the spices in the aromatic ball.
Mu Mingtang didn’t know what was up for the time being, but at least the people behind all this didn’t want Xie Xuanchen to know of all this. Otherwise, how would it be such a coincidence that Xie Xuanchen suddenly turned manic at the period of time she was supposed to be away; she had just found out about the aromatic ball today, and was planning to summon someone to take a look at it in the afternoon, but the maid in charge of the spices actually drowned in the garden.
Mu Mingtang suspected that the man behind all this actually murdered her.
In fact, these people’s actions were rather abrupt. Drowning in the winter was extremely far-fetched. It seems that they were rather anxious.
Why in such a hurry?
Mu Mingtang thought about the maid she saw in the afternoon that day. Yesterday, Mu Mingtang changed her plan at the very last minute and did not head out. As a result, she happened to run into Xie Xuanchen who had gone manic. After that, she stayed at the Yulin Hall. At that time, there were many people with them, and the people behind all this couldn’t find a suitable time to retrieve the aromatic ball. They could only wait until the night passed, and they probably planned to come and take it away today, but they didn’t expect Mu Mingtang to find it first.
Someone must have seen Mu Mingtang when she was rummaging around. After the informant passed the word to the big boss, immediately, someone drowned in the water.
Mu Mingtang shuddered at the mere thought of it, if she hadn’t declined the invitation at the very last minute yesterday, and that she had nothing to do and could only tidy the cabinets today, who would have known the existence of this aromatic ball? It would have come and gone without a trace, no one would associate it with Xie Xuanchen’s illness.
Mu Mingtang was silent for a while, she felt that the death of this woman was extremely suspicious. Even Mu Mingtang suspected that she was the one who handled the spices in the aromatic ball.
Mu Mingtang did not conceal her suspicions, and asked, “Since she is in charge of the spice room, why did she drown in the garden? It is now winter, and the flowers that could be used as spices have all withered a long time ago. What was she doing in the garden alone??”
This……the people around her couldn’t come up with an explanation. Xie Xuanji stood beside her, upon hearing Mu Mingtang’s words, he continued: “Everyone has their own habits, the spice room can be rather stuffy. Maybe she came to the garden for a breath of fresh air and accidentally fell into the water. Of course, this is just my guess. The dead can’t speak. If you want to know, maybe we could question the people who worked closely with her.”
Mu Mingtang nodded and said, “Yes, the dead can’t speak, but the post-mortem examiner can. This is a human life at hand, the An Manor is definitely not a place that has little regard for people’s lives, this matter must not be taken lightly. Get someone to head to the Dali Temple now and bring along the post-morgen examiner. I would like to ask, what was the cause of her death.”
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