I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 81
Translated by ShainaG Translations
The Sun official and the others knelt together, Mu Mingtang looked around and bowed down without saying a word.
Xie Xuanchen walked in, and the people on both sides hurriedly moved a seat for him and placed a cushion on the seat. The people on the ground couldn’t get up without Xie Xuanchen’s words. The Sun official felt that someone was walking around in front of her, but she had to stick to the ground, and she couldn’t help but feel embarrassed.
She was the fourth-class official for the Empress Dowager. Whoever saw her in the palace would respectfully address her as “Mama Sun”, even when the favored concubines sees her, they’ll also be polite to her. When did The Sun official ever suffer such insults?
But this person in front of her was Prince Qiyang, no matter how unhappy she was about the situation, all she could do was only bear with it and wait for Prince Qiyang to speak.
After Xie Xuanchen sat down, he said slowly, “Get up.”
The Sun official breathed out a sigh of relief, at least he didn’t let her stay there for too long, after all, she was under the Empress Dowager, and Prince Qiyang knew what was appropriate no matter how mad he was.
The Sun official was about to lift up her skirt and get up, however, Xie Xuanchen suddenly said, “Kneel, I wasn’t talking to you.”
The Sun official was stunned, and the other female officials looked at each other, not knowing whether to get up or continue to kneel.
Mu Mingtang is a princess, when she bowed, she didn’t have to go down as far as them, she just needed to bend her knees slightly and greet him. When Xie Xuanchen spoke, she had already stood straight. Mu Mingtang looked slightly awkward, did she move too fast? Did Xie Xuanchen’s “get up” just now for her?
Now the Sun official and the other female officials couldn’t move, and Mu Mingtang was too embarrassed to move, so she could only continue to stand there. She stood, the Sun official and the others were kneeling, which was particularly humiliating.
Xie Xuanchen pointed to a female officer at this time and said, “You, bring up what’s in your hand.”
She was a sixth grade official named Yu Changshi, because she was smart in her words and pretty, she made the Empress Dowager very happy. Yu Changshi was also particularly proud of this, and she was always cocky when she talked to people. It is said that her future was far more than that of just being a female official, she may even become the head.
For her pride, Yu Changshi always wanted to be at the top, and this time, the Emperor Dowager had given them a task to complete, Yu Changshi was very active to participate to impress the Empress Dowager. Just now when they interrogated Mu Mingtang, Yu Changshi did put in much effort too, even the needle, she was tempted to move forward, and snatch it from the other official.
Now that she was surprisingly pointed out by Xie Xuanchen, Yu Changshi was put in a tough spot. She slightly regretted, she shouldn’t have helped her to take the stuff. Yu Changshi secretly glanced at the Sun official, but the Sun official knelt at the front, so she couldn’t see anything at the moment. Yu Changshi didn’t know what to do, so she could only grit her teeth and bring the wooden tray to him.
Yu Changshi knelt by the chair, she raised the wooden tray over her eyebrows as she trembled, and presented it in front of Xie Xuanchen. Xie Xuanchen looked down, and after a while, he suddenly picked out a long and thin needle.
His fingers were long and slender, and his bones looked more apparent as he got skinnier because of the illness. At the moment, with the thin needle in both hands, she couldn’t tell which one was more scary.
Xie Xuanchen placed it in front of him and looked at it for a while, and asked, “How do you use it?”
Yu Changshi’s body began to tremble: “I don’t know.”
“You don’t know either.” Xie Xuanchen slowly rotated the thin needle with his fingers, and said in a joking tone, “When I woke up, I asked where the princess was. The girl who was kneeling before the bed said she didn’t know. Now I’ve come to see what you guys and the princess are doing, you don’t know either?”
Xie Xuanchen smiled, and suddenly his tone changed: “How about you guess if the maid who didn’t know just now is still alive?”
Yu Changshi shuddered even more, and she started to stammer: “I, I……”
At this time, the Sun official suddenly answered: “To reply to the lord’s questions, we’re here on the queen dowager’s orders, to help solve the princess’s worries. We’re just trying to help, if there is any misunderstanding, may Prince Qiyang listen to my explanation first before punishing us.”
Xie Xuanchen didn’t care about what the Sun official had to say. He smiled and said regretfully: “You’re not going to answer my question. If you’re not, then I’ll have to ask the others.”
Xie Xuanchen said and looked at Mu Mingtang: “Mingtang, how do you use this needle?”
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