I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 194
Translated by ShainaG Translations
Ch.194 Remove blood stasis (1)
Xie Xuanchen raised his eyebrows, slightly surprised, and said provocatively: “What did you just say?”
Mu Mingtang had kept it all in for the whole afternoon, and she felt extremely suffocated, so she simply pulled Xie Xuanchen along towards the bed: “Hurry up, I have something to say to you.”
Xie Xuanchen knew that she didn’t mean that, but in this situation, as a man, it was really impossible for him to not overthink it.
Xie Xuanchen was dragged onto the bed and watched as Mu Mingtang put down the netting, covering the insides tightly. He didn’t know how to express how he felt for a moment, so he simply flipped the quilt open and laid down on his own initiative.
Mu Mingtang got everything ready for their secret conversation, and when she turned around, she found that Xie Xuanchen had laid down. She was taken aback at this sight and asked: “Why did you lie down?”
“Didn’t you want to talk in bed?”
Mu Mingtang’s expression was slightly surprised and confused, along with a hint of suppressed anger yet again. She gritted her teeth and said in a low voice: “I have something serious to talk about with you. Get up.”
“No.” Xie Xuanchen laid there peacefully, he even stretched out his hand to pat the quilt next to him, “You said to talk in bed, you should come here first.”
Mu Mingtang gritted her teeth. She originally wanted to act calm and professional, but still blushed inadvertently: “I’m not joking around.”
“I’m not joking around either.” After saying that, Xie Xuanchen yawned, he was genuinely sleepy, “Hurry up, or I’m going to sleep now.”
Mu Mingtang glared at the man, but in the end, she had no choice but to slightly lift up the hem of her clothes, and sat at the end of the bed as she hugged her knees, and said, “Okay, can we talk now?”
“Hmm. What do you want to ask about?”
They finally got to the main topic, Mu Mingtang tried her best to ignore the embarrassment she felt, and whispered: “Didn’t the imperial physician come over in the afternoon? I told the imperial physician to stay back and asked him about the aromatic ball in the cabinet. The imperial physician said that the spices were made of agarwood.”
Xie Xuanchen just gave a faint “um”, he was obviously not surprised. The world had always been this way, what the imperial concubines loved to use, would go on to the then spread to the nobles and officials, and finally the normal folks at the very bottom would follow suit. The high officials and nobles always used such a thing, hence the wealthy folks also loved to do so. Although Mu Mingtang was from a merchant family, her family was rather wealthy and she had also smelled quite some spices when she was just a child. She was familiar with the smell of agarwood.
Agarwood was an extremely expensive type of spice. Although they rarely used it in the Mu family, it doesn’t mean that Mu Mingtang couldn’t remember the smell of agarwood. She was quite sure that the aromatic ball found in the cabinet this afternoon did not smell of agarwood.
When they went to look at the dead body this afternoon, there was no one in Yulin Hall, the aromatic ball was swapped and naturally, it was impossible to find out the spices that were in it.
Thinking of this, Mu Mingtang felt a deep sense of rejoice, as she breathed a sigh of relief from the bottom of her heart: “Fortunately, we had hid the spices somewhere else beforehand. Otherwise, we would have nothing in hand as proof.”
Mu Mingtang spoke on for some time, then secretly glanced at Xie Xuanchen from the corner of her eyes, and found that this person had his eyes shut, as if he was about to fall asleep. An indescribable feeling surged in Mu Mingtang’s heart. Xie Xuanchen was sick and quiet for most of the time, as if he was an elderly living his chill life, but in fact, at all the critical points in time, he was quick to react.
If Xie Xuanchen wasn’t worn down by this illness, and if Xie Xuanchen could interact with the outside world like normal, even if the first emperor died a sudden death, he would not have ended up in this situation.
Originally, he didn’t need to keep a low profile and give in to everything.
Unconsciously, Mu Mingtang’s thoughts drifted further and further away. With his eyes closed, Xuanchen suddenly asked, “Why did you sigh as you looked at me?”
Mu Mingtang didn’t expect him to speak up all of a sudden, and was startled by him. Only then did she realize that she actually stared at Xie Xuanchen without herself even knowing it. She sat upright and said, “It’s nothing, I’m just worried about the days to come. Although these imperial physicians live in our manor, they are still the emperor’s men. It isn’t completely safe to pass the spices to them and we can’t get out of here, what should we do?”
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