Edited By Nyx
Concubine Xu’s legs went soft. Although there was nothing behind her, she didn’t dare to look back anymore. She was helped by the Hong Xiu and walked back to the main hall. She collapsed on the bed as soon as she entered the room.
Hong Xiu gritted her teeth to restrain the trembling voice, “My lady, that girl is very wicked. Don’t pay attention to her.”
Concubine Xu’s face was pale. Even after entering the room, she still felt that her back was cold. She felt as if someone was blowing air on her neck. She immediately felt goosebumps and broke into cold sweat.
She felt that things couldn’t go on like this. She must seek and ask the eminent monk to have a look at it tomorrow while he still hasn’t left the Jingbin palace yet!
After it got dark, the atmosphere began to change slowly. After the thunder, the heavy rain fell, making the fallen leaves bustle which made people annoyed.
Concubine Xu was already terrified, and this time, she was having a hard time sleeping. The sound of thunder and lightning made her completely awake.
She didn’t know how long she was tossing and turning on the bed when a knock was suddenly heard on the door amidst the sound of heavy rain. It sounded so sudden. Though it was neither fast nor slow, the knock sounded periodically on this rainy night.
At first, she was suspicious that she might have heard it wrong. After a while, Hong Xiu came in with the lamp and said to her, “My lady, there seems to be someone knocking on the door outside.”
It’s so late and it’s raining heavily again. Was it possible that something urgent happened?
It was not that there had never been such a situation before. Concubine Xu didn’t dare to delay anymore and immediately ordered Hong Xiu to open the door. Another palace maid, Luzhu, helped her dress up. Just when Concubine Xu was halfway through her dressing, she suddenly heard a scream from outside. It was unexpectedly the voice of Hong Xiu.
Xu Cairen’s fingers stiffened and she said to Luzhu, “Go and have a look!”
Luzhu ran out, and after a while, it was her scream that was heard next.
The eunuch who was supposed to be patrolling also woke up. Concubine Xu’s face was pale and she tried to resist her fear. She said to the eunuch, “Let’s go and see in the palace.”
The two rushed all the way to the entrance of the main hall.
Hong Xiu was faint on the ground and Luzhu was beside her, half-kneeled, with a silly expression on her face. Concubine Xu looked at them and didn’t pay attention to other things until the eunuch next to them trembled and reminded her, “My lady… look outside…”
Concubine Xu looked up.
A flash of lightning fell from the sky, illuminating the bare pomegranate tree at the entrance of the main hall. There was a hemp rope hanging on the branch. It was being swayed by the wind and rain, as if something invisible was swaying it.
Concubine Xu felt as if her heart almost stopped beating and she screamed at the top of her lungs, “Close the door! Close the door!”
The main hall door slammed shut, and the sound of ghosts crying and howling resounded.
After a long time, the door of the side hall opened silently. Lin Feilu carried a stool and went under the pomegranate tree in the heavy rain. She stepped on the stool, took the hemp rope down and then walked back as if nothing had happened.
It was still raining.
Qing Yan and Yun You were like sisters to Xiao Lan. They had been dependent on each other these years. Xiao Lan did not treat them as maids and did not make them keep watch at night like other palace ladies. Lin Feilu slept in a room by herself and the sound of the rain covered the sound of her movement in and out. After returning to the room, she changed her clothes and went to bed as if nothing was wrong.
Next morning, the main hall was quite lively.
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