The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending - Chapter 356
Qin Jiu was afraid that he would drag her to the training ground in this hot weather so she quickly said, “Believe, I believe you.” She then quickly winks at Du Ruo, which the latter understands, and immediately gave Qin Zeyu a fruit juice to drink.
Qin Zeyu took two sips of the fruit juice and said, “Sister, I was wrong.”
There were some things that if he didn’t see with his own two eyes, he would not believe, and he would never know how stupid he was.
Last year, when he learned that Qin Xin was not his biological sister, he only felt that Qin Xin was pitiful and innocent, believing that Qin Jiu was just an outsider, and never get himself to put on Qin Jiu’s shoes.
Not even thinking that his biological sister was supposed to be the daughter of the noble marquis, she should be the one growing up under her family’s care, rather than being abused, humiliated, and almost killed, not to mention married to a fool in the county.
He was simply oblivious. If Qin Jiu hadn’t escaped—if his sister had really been married to that fool, what kind of life she would be living now.
The Li family stole his sister’s ten years of time, while Qin Xin was taught chess, calligraphy, and painting, and almost became a royal consort. All of this should have belonged to his sister…although Qin Zeyu thinks that the second prince was not good enough to be with his sister.
Fortunately, his sister had good luck and met Third Brother Gu, whose eyes were blinded. Well, he could just treat his third brother a little better in the future—Qin Zeyu silently promised to himself.
Qin Jiu looked at Qin Zeyu with a questioning look on her face, and after a moment of confusion did she understand what he was talking about.
Pursing her lips, she smiled as she touched his head again, messing his hair.
Qin Zeyu, this brat, was good-natured but was deliberately raised as a naughty child from a young age, however, with her watching him in the future, at least he wouldn’t make the same mistakes in the novel.
After being caressed by his sister three times in just half a day, Qin Zeyu couldn’t help but protest, “Sister, I’m already thirteen, don’t treat me like a child, okay?”
Qin Jiu responded perfunctorily, then called Du Ruo to add some fruit juice to her and Qin Zeyu.
Qin Zeyu was still talking, “Next time if something happens, I will support you and I won’t let you suffer.”
Qin Jiu applauded as she smiled, “Our A’yu has grown up.”
Of course, she did not suffer, the one who suffers was Qin Xin.
Qin Zening had entrusted the Five Cities Army and Horse Division Department to keep an eye on the Li family, so in the fourth month of the year, shortly after Li Jinzhu and Zhao Aman entered the capital, the people from Five Cities found them and dutifully watched them, that’s when they saw Qin Xin meet the couple at the inn.
Pei Qi was curious and followed in. Small inns like this had thin walls and poor sound insulation, so even though the Li’s thought they were being quiet as they talked in whispers, what they didn’t know was Pei Qi overheard their conversation.
Having known their plan, Pei Qi told Qin Zening the truth, causing the latter to be furious and wanted to arrest them immediately but Qin Jiu thought that the “marriage” with the Xu family was a hidden problem, so why not use this and pull out the poison at once…
As Qin Zeyu was enjoying the fruit juice, he suddenly said, “Sister, as I listened to the magistrate today, it seems that he has been ordered by the emperor in advance.”
Qin Jiu laughed and couldn’t help but rub Qin Zeyu’s head again, “Aiya, our A’yu is getting smarter and smarter!”
Qin Zeyu: “…”
Should he be happy that his sister complimented him, or should he be angry that his sister was beating around the bush and calling him stupid before!
Just like what Qin Zeyu noticed, the magistrate did get an oral order from the emperor, so after the trial, he immediately went to the palace to report to the emperor.
Hu Mingke did not know what had happened in front of the second prince’s mansion, so he only endowed the process and results of his trial. “…The Marquis and Li Jinzhu agreed to adopt Qin Xin to the Qin family and recognized her as an adopted daughter.”
The oral order was to let Qin Xin back to her original place, but if Qin Zhun was stubborn to keep her, then it was fine.
In the court earlier, Hu Mingke look helplessly at Qin Zhun’s stupidity and was speechless.
Outside the window, the shadows of the trees swayed with the wind, casting a dappled light and shadow on the emperor’s face.
The emperor slowly turned the jade ring on his right thumb as his gaze deepened under the dappled light and shadow.
This was his last chance for Qin Zhun.
He remembered the kindness of the late marquis and did not want to take action against Qin Zhun, giving him this opportunity.
If Qin Zhun knows his bounds, he would break off his “in-law relationship” with Gu Jing, then he, the emperor would ensure Qin Zhun’s wealth, he could even choose to be idle and spend the rest of his life in peace, but unexpectedly, Qin Zhun insisted on fighting for the merit.
The emperor sighed and said in a low voice. “The late Marquis was an amazing person, my brother-in-law was also like his father, with these people running the same blood as him, how could Qin Zhun have such a narrow mind…”
Hu Mingke just lowered his head and did not answer as he also regretfully sighed in secret and said to himself: Yes, the old marquis was someone who was knowledgeable and wise but he raised such a stupid son.
Zhou Xin replied to the emperor, “Your Majesty, the Qin family still has the eldest son of the late Qin as well as the fifth son. The late marquis is not considered to have no successors.”
The emperor smiled pleasantly and could not help but remember the last time Empress Wei muttered to him that Qin Zening was too reckless while Qin Zeyu lacks intelligence and neither of them was as good and smart as Qin Jiu.
Seeing the emperor’s smile Hu Mingke breathed a sigh of relief.
He continued. “The two families have signed the adoption papers, and His Highness the Second Prince has taken Qin Xin back.”
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