Rebirth of the Excellent Daughter of the Marquis Household - Chapter 41
Chapter 41: Prescription problem
Yun Yi looked suspiciously at the back of Yun Ke leaving quickly. Why did it feel a little wrong?
With Xiao Qi’s character, he was blunt to everyone and was also cold and alienated from other noble girls. He had never been so anxious about anyone.
Yun Ke flew on horseback, quickly bringing people along as he ran in the direction of the flying arrow.
“What happened?” Yun Ke waited until he was close before stopping the horse. Before the horse came to a complete stop, he had already jumped off the horse’s back.
On the snowy ground of the pine forest, Gu Yu Qi leaned silently against a pine tree with a pale face. Her eyes were closed and her lips were pressed together. An eunuch was calling her anxiously and the two guards were standing beside her with helpless expressions. Seeing Yun Ke coming over, they hurriedly stepped forward to greet him.
“Greetings Your Highness the Seventh Prince.”
“Stop talking nonsense, what the hell happened?!” Yun Ke pushed the two guards apart in front of him and rushed to Gu Yu Qi in a single stride.
He quickly swept his eyes over Gu Yu Qi’s body and found no blood. His heart calmed down slightly.
“Replying to Your Highness, Miss Gu was fine just now but suddenly fell down from the horse.” The eunuch knelt down and replied, “This servant does not know what happened to Miss Gu and could only ask the two guards to send signalling arrows for help.”
“How can a perfectly fine person suddenly fall down?” Yun Ke asked in a cold voice. Then he raised his hand and put his long fingers against Gu Yu Qi’s nose.
“Replying to Your Highness, this servant really does not know.” The eunuch replied on his knees, speaking anxiously, “The two guards can also testify.”
“Replying to Your Highness, it was indeed as Eunuch Zhang said. It was all fine but Miss Gu suddenly fainted,” the two guards said in succession with their fists clasped.
His heart trembled a little. If… If she died like this… Then…
In her previous life, her life had ended in a raging fire. In this life, would she escape from his eyes so silently?
How could this be?
On the way here, his mind was a mess and he had even planned for the worst. If she died, what then?
His mind had been lost in all sorts of foolish thoughts along the way and he was at a loss for what to do.
Fortunately, he felt warm breath flowing on his fingertips and Yun Ke’s tight heart suddenly relaxed. He had just been saying that she would not die in such a vague way.
“She didn’t fall, right?” Yun Ke asked the eunuch with a frown.
The eunuch nodded, “Replying to Your Highness the Seventh Prince, this servant caught Miss Gu in time and she was not injured when she fell.”
“You’re quite clever,” Yun Ke glared at him fiercely. The eunuch’s neck shrank and he wondered, was His Highness the Seventh Prince praising him or deriding him?
Without a second thought, Yun Ke picked up the unconscious Gu Yu Qi into his arms. The eunuch was surprised.
Although Miss Gu was not very old, for His Highness the Seventh Prince to carry her back in such a grand manner this way, it would still be bad for her reputation… If the Marquis’ residence uses this as an excuse in the future, blaming His Highness the Seventh Prince, then would His Highness the Seventh Prince not have to marry Miss Gu?
Seeing that Yun Ke did not shy away from carrying Gu Yu Qi directly onto his horse then turn the horse to run back, the eunuch came back to his senses and laughed at himself. Even His Highness the Seventh Prince did not mind, so why did he care? The prince does not worry but the eunuch does. He also hurriedly mounted his horse and followed.
Waiting in the tent, Princess Ping Hu could not sit still. She had made the bet on a whim and had also invited her over in her name. If anything happened, she could not explain it. She could only hope that Yun Ke brought back news soon.
Although the crown prince Yun Xuan also put on a worried expression, he could not control the joy in his eyes. [If something had happened, then naturally she could not hunt. Then would the bet not be won by him?]
He expected that the people present would not speak about the bet, so he was not afraid of being punished by His Majesty.
It was Princess Ping Hu who had called her over and he had just come to play with his aunt. Whether something happened to Gu Yu Qi or not had nothing to do with him.
It was just that he did not know what happened to her.
Yun Yi’s expression was still calm, but his fingers tapped the armrest of the chair gently. His mind was filled with Yun Ke’s expression just now.
Yun Ke’s constantly cold face seemed to show a crack just now.
Caring and being in a turmoil, could it be that Yun Ke had feelings towards Gu Yu Qi?
He did not like this. He had always been good to Yun Ke but had just regarded him as a helper. Without the support of his mother the consort, Yun Ke would have died in the palace long ago. Everything Yun Ke had now had been given to him by the Virtuous Consort and himself, so how could he fight with him for anything?
Yun Ke clearly knew that he liked Gu Yu Qi.
Even if he could not marry Gu Yu Qi as his main concubine in the future, he would leave her the position of a side concubine more or less. Yun Ke had overstepped!
It was quiet in the tent as everyone had their own thoughts. Suddenly, they heard the sound of hooves outside and the three people in the tent raised their heads in unison to look out.
They saw a horse galloping fast. Yun Ke sat on top of the horse and there was a petite figure in his arms that he held tightly to his chest.
“They’re back.” Princess Ping Hu hurriedly said to the palace maid beside her, “Go bring Imperial Physician Ning in.”
When Yun Ke went to save her, Imperial Physician Ning was already waiting outside the tent, so he entered in the blink of an eye.
Yun Ke carried Gu Yu Qi into the tent with the fastest speed. “Come, put her here.” Princess Ping Hu saw Yun Ke hesitate a little, so she immediately told Yun Ke to put Gu Yu Qi onto the soft couch.
Yun Ke did not beat around the bush and immediately put Gu Yu Qi down gently. Then he retreated quietly to the side.
Imperial Physician Ning quickly took Gu Yu Qi’s wrist and took her pulse.
“How is it?” Princess Ping Hu asked urgently, “What happened to her?” She first asked Imperial Physician Ning, then turned and asked Yun Ke.
“Replying to Aunt, when I arrived, she had already fainted. The eunuch accompanying her said that she had been fine the whole time but suddenly fell from the horse. However, he was quick to catch her and she did not fall.” Yun Ke had regained his usual coolness and spoke lightly with his hands cupped.
Yun Yi frowned slightly, looking at Yun Ke’s face, “How can someone fall off the horse suddenly when they were fine? Imperial Physician Ning, what can you find?” Although he was asking Imperial Physician Ning, his eyes never left Yun Ke’s face.
Yun Ke knew that Yun Yi’s gaze was on him, so as soon as he finished speaking, he pursed his lips again and did not look at Gu Yu Qi again. He retreated to Yun Yi’s side, then lowered his voice and said to Yun Yi, “Fifth Brother need not worry. She should be fine.”
Only then did Yun Yi’s brows relax slightly. He patted Yun Ke’s shoulder lightly, “Thanks.”
“A younger brother should share his elder brother’s worries,” Yun Ke said lightly.
Yun Yi then turned his attention to Gu Yu Qi. He could not help but laugh at himself inwardly. Perhaps he had overthought. Seeing Yun Ke’s indifferent expression, there was none of the slight hastiness just now. He had probably run out like that for him.
Imperial Physician Ning’s brows wrinkled, “Strange.” He took a breath, closed his eyes, then took Gu Yu Qi’s pulse again calmly.
After a long time, he opened his eyes again, “Feeling Miss Gu’s pulse, it seemed like she had eaten something she should not have eaten.” He spoke slowly after hesitating for a moment.
“What did you say?” Princess Ping Hu was usually calm and composed but even she became agitated. “This princess had just sent someone to give her a bowl of sweet soup,” she said this after thinking about it for a while. Surely there was nothing wrong with that bowl of soup… Princess Ping Hu calmed down and let her restless heart settle.
Maybe she had eaten something before she came? Or was it the cold from before?
“I heard that she had caught a cold before.” Princess Ping Hu reminded the imperial physician, “Could it be that her cold had recurred?”
“No.” Imperial Physician Ning shook his head firmly, denying this conjecture, “If the cold recurred, then Miss Gu should have a fever by now. Her pulse seems mild but in fact it is mixed with chaotic and fast small jumps. She has been poisoned.”
Poisoned!!!!!! Princess Ping Hu felt slightly chaotic! Not only Princess Ping Hu, but even the crown prince, Yun Yi, and Yun Ke were all shocked after the Imperial Physician Ning spoke.
Yun Yi took a step forward and asked anxiously, “She was fine about an hour ago. How could she be poisoned?”
Although Yun Ke was surprised, he could not show it too much in front of Yun Yi so he just lowered his eyes and listened quietly.
“What was she poisoned with?” Princess Ping Hu asked.
“It appears to be poison from the peacebloom.” Imperial Physician Ning said.
“How?” Princess Ping Hu frowned and asked, “The peacebloom is one of the regular herbs that this princess uses. How can it be poisonous?”
“Replying to Your Highness, the peacebloom itself is non-toxic and only has a calming and sleepy effect. However, if it is combined with other medicinal herbs, then it will be bad.” Imperial Physician Ning said, “Did Miss Gu take any other medicine when she had the cold before? Could the recipe be given to this servant to take a look?”
This… Princess Ping Hu felt a bit awkward. If she asked the Marquis’ residence for the prescription, then would this matter become a big problem?
However… Forget it, it was more important to save her. Princess Ping Hu tapped her foot and spoke to her personal palace maid, “Hurry up and go to the Marquis’ side and find the madam of the Marquis’ residence. Ask her to bring the prescription over.”
She was in a coma right now and it was impossible to hide this. She could only hope that the madam of the Marquis’ residence would not make a fuss.
In Princess Ping Hu’s courtyard before, she had come into contact with Liang Huai Yu. She felt that this madam of the Marquis’ residence was nice and would not act recklessly.
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