The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending - Chapter 174
The emperor glared at Ye Luluan.
Ye Luluan’s appearance was so coincidental that even the emperor suspected that he was the one who shot Gu Zezhi.
Ye Luluan: “……”
Of course he noticed the emperor’s gaze that was filled with suspicion and scrutiny, he cursed in his heart: What a bad day.
He felt a burning sensation from the wound on his left cheek, which kept reminding him that he had totally lost today.
The corners of Ye Luluan’s lips twitched, the half of his face which was covered in blood looked even more hideous and distorted, as he said to himself: Next, Gu Zezhi will for sure expose his intentions of murdering him, but who could prove that he was the one who shot that arrow, and who could prove that he secretly tried to attack him?
He was just walking past the area and saw that Emperor Daqi was being attacked by a bear, so he went up to help. They can’t blame him if some of his moves were sloppy.
He was Beiyan’s envoy, even if Gu Zezhi really died today, as long as there was no evidence to prove that he was “intentional” in his acts, then Emperor Daqi can’t do anything to him!
Not to mention, Gu Zezhi was fine, it was him who was hurt!
Ye Luluan waited for Gu Zezhi to accuse him, so then he could directly ask Gu Zezhi whether he was holding a grudge against him, that’s why he induced the bear to hurt him!
Regardless of the truth, this was what went down. Gu Zezhi was unharmed and he was the injured one. Emperor Daqi would for sure have to provide a valid explanation to Beiyan on this.
Thinking of this, Yeluluan felt happy, and even the wound on his face didn’t seem to hurt that badly anymore.
The feud between them has already been formed, and he will not let Gu Zezhi off the hook that easily.
Ye Luluan glared at Gu Zezhi with his scorching gaze.
In the end……
“Emperor, could I interrogate him?”
Gu Zezhi pointed at the guard, Zheng Feng who was kneeling a few steps away.
Ye Luluan: “?”
Ye Luluan was stunned for a moment, as if his breath was caught in the middle of his throat as he held his breath in.
The emperor nodded in response.
So, Gu Zezhi rode up to Zheng Feng and looked at him condescendingly. His white horse neighed proudly.
Gu Zezhi didn’t speak, but the look in his eyes made Zheng Feng feel immense pressure, as if he was being stared at by some beast, as if he would be torn apart by him if he had even the slightest movement.
Zheng Feng couldn’t help it but a layer of thin cold sweat formed on the back of his neck, and his heart was beating uncontrollably fast.
Boom! boom! boom!
Under this silent night sky in the woods, his heartbeat seemed to be echoing in his ears, as loud as a drum.
After a long period of silence, Gu Zezhi suddenly spoke, with a faint sarcasm in his tone, “The prince really did try his best.”
The cold sweat on Zheng Feng’s body soaked through his shirt, he gulped calmly, and said with his chin raised, “Why do you say so!”
“I recall that you have a red birthmark on your right back shoulder, am I right?”
Gu Zezhi curled his lips and smiled, his smile always looked so warm, so calm, as if nothing would phase him.
Zheng Feng frowned as he looked at Gu Zezhi. He wanted to say how he knew about this, but then he changed his mind: “So what if there is? And what if there isn’t?”
The smile on Gu Zezhi’s lips deepened, “You used to serve as a guard in the Duan Manor for two years. Four years ago, during the summer, I saw you from a distance in the martial arts field, training with the emperor’s first son, you were topless back then.”
His voice was calm, with a sense of certainty in it and confidence, elegant and calm, in sharp contrast with Zheng Feng’s ruffled appearance, it was hard to doubt what he just said.
“Nonsense!” Zheng Feng desperately tried to keep himself calm, so that he wouldn’t be influenced by Gu Zezhi’s aura, and shouted to the emperor, “Emperor, please be fair in your judgement, I……”
Gu Zezhi raised his hand and made a gesture, then one of the guards who was restraining Zheng Feng, suddenly yanked his back collar, and a red birthmark in the size of a longan appeared on his right back shoulder.
Gu Zezhi turned around and looked at the emperor, as he said: “Look, Emperor, the red birthmark, which proves that what I just said was true!”
Zheng Feng’s expression drastically changed, flustered as he blurted: “Impossible, I have never entered the manor!”
Gu Zezhi looked at him again, from the corner of his eyes, with a somewhat smirk as he said, “That said, you admit that you were sent by the crown prince.”
Zheng Feng: “……”
He knew that he was tricked by Gu Zezhi and accidentally exposed himself!
“You……how did you know?” Zheng Feng couldn’t help but ask. How did Gu Zezhi know that he was under the prince!
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