Chapter 311: Retort
The sentence that the Empress lightly said was as if a poisonous snake had spat out shingles and was filled with venom.
Once this kind of situation was confirmed, it wasnt something good for both Rong Xiu and Chu Liuyue.
In that case, the crowd would think that Rong Xiu was a devoted person that would sacrifice everything for a woman, and Chu Liuyue would be known as afemme fatale.
No matter how much Emperor Jiawen was biased toward Rong Xiu, he couldnt pass his kingdom to such a person.
At the very least, the officials in court wouldnt agree.
As for Chu Liuyue… it went without saying.
The royal family always avoided such women like the plague.
As expected, Emperor Jiawens expression froze once she said that.
The situation was previously too tense, and he didnt have the time to think about this.
Now that the Empress mentioned it, he also felt that something was amiss.
“Rong Xiu, Liuyue, was what the Empress said true” He suspiciously sized the two of them up. Thinking back closely, these two people did come out together.
Did Rong Xiu really enter the tower because of Chu Liuyue
Probably because Rong Xiu had used Ye Zhitings pill, but his face looked a lot better.
His pale lips moved slightly, and he forced a smile.
“Father, thats not what happened.
I went in for another reason.
It was just that I coincidentally met Ms.
Chu inside, so we came out together.”
The Empress sneered in her heart, but she didnt show it on the surface.
Instead, she gently asked, “Oh So it seems like its just a coincidence But… why are you so injured, Prince Li On the other hand, Ms.
Chu doesnt seem like she suffered much.
People not in the know would think that you, Prince Li, were injured because you wanted to save her.”
She then glanced at Emperor Jiawen and sighed.
“Luckily you have a tough life, Prince Li.
If not, if you really… His Majesty would be devastated! Dont you think so, Your Majesty”
Emperor Jiawens gaze swept past Chu Liuyue, and it was filled with judgment.
The Empresss words were logical.
Anyone who saw the duos situation would think that it was weird.
“Speaking of it, Prince Li and Ms.
Chu really have some affinity.
Previously at the Crown Princes banquet, Prince Li seemed to take extra care of Ms.
Emperor Jiawen knitted his brows slightly. Thats right! I remember this too.
Even though it was just a small matter, it did seem weird now that I think about it.
The Empress lowered her voice and suddenly laughed.
“Your Majesty, dont mind me.
Im just casually talking about it.
Prince Li didnt spend much time in the Imperial City, so he shouldnt be too familiar with Ms.
All of these are just my conjectures.
Besides, if Prince Li really likes Ms.
Chu, its a good thing!”
However, there were no signs of happiness on Emperor Jiawens face.
Rong Xiu smiled warmly.
“Father, I actually have to thank Ms.
Chu for today.
If she didnt save me in time, Im afraid I wouldve died in Jiuyou Tower.”
Everyone was stunned.
Emperor Jiawen couldnt help but ask, “Youre saying that… Liuyue saved you”
At that time, cough cough—” Rong Xiu clenched his fist, placed it on his lips, and coughed.
“When Jiuyou Tower started collapsing, I was trapped on the sixth floor, and my injuries came from there.
At that time, the sixth floor was sealed by rocks that dropped down, and I had no way of getting out.
Luckily I met Ms.
Chu at that time… She was the one who helped me and brought me out without regard for danger.
Thats why I can see daylight again.
Rong Xiu didnt continue speaking, but his meaning was clear enough.
Emperor Jiawens expression looked much warmer.
“So it seems like you didnt get injured because of her.
Instead, she saved you”
Rong Xiu slightly nodded.
Emperor Jiawen then heaved a sigh of relief, and he looked at Chu Liuyue with a different gaze from before.
“So thats what happened! Liuyue, it seems like we really have to thank you this time around! Rong Xiu wasnt by my side all these years.
Now his body finally recovered, and he returned to the Imperial City.
If something really happened… How would I explain it to Waner…”
He suddenly paused in his sentence, and pain flashed across his eyes.
The Empress looked down and hid her jealousy and hatred.
She then smiled nonchalantly.
“Oh, so thats what happened; I really got it wrong.
I didnt expect a thin girl like Ms.
Chu to be able to save Prince Li from such a perilous situation.
Chu Liuyue raised her eyebrows slightly. It seems like the Empress isnt giving up.
She still wants to drag me down, even though Rong Xiu has said this much.
Its a pity that such methods wont work here.
Rong Xiu smiled nonchalantly.
Chu also took first place in the Qing Jiao Competitions warrior and Xuan Master competitions, while I am sickly all year round.
Of course, I cant compare to her in this area.”
The Empress was stumped. I actually forgot about this! Although Chu Liuyue looks thin, she has strength!
Chu Liuyue bent her knees and bowed, looking very humble.
“Thank you for your praises, Her Majesty.
Even though my little ability isnt enough to impress you, its my honor to be able to help Prince Li a little.”
The Empress was speechless. If Chu Liuyue haslittle ability, then what about the people that lost to her at the Qing Jiao Competition
“What Lass, you came in first at the Qing Jiao Competition” Ye Zhiting suddenly spoke up, and he was shocked.
After he came out from his seclusion, he had been busy with Jiuyou Towers matters.
Hence, he didnt have the time to care about anything else.
Sun Zhongyan chuckled.
“Uncle-Master, I almost forgot to tell you about this.
Liuyue did come in first in two competitions!”
Ye Zhitings eyes widened, and he took a while to recover his senses.
“What about the heavenly doctor competition”
Chu Liuyue frankly said, “Mentor, I didnt sign up for the heavenly doctor competition.”
“Ah” Ye Zhiting was instantly disappointed.
Even though he knew Chu Liuyue might not even look up to the Qing Jiao Competition considering her standards, no matter what… she was his disciple.
She took first place in two competitions, but they had nothing to do with heavenly doctors… It would be a lie to say that he wasnt disappointed.
Sun Zhongyan held in his laughter and said, “Uncle-Master, even though Liuyue didnt sign up for the competition, she was the one who produced the pill that won first place.”
Ye Zhiting was dazed.
Sun Zhongyan briefly explained the entire incident.
“…So from a certain perspective, Liuyue also won first place for the heavenly doctor competition!” said Sun Zhongyan emotionally as he looked at the Empress with deep meaning.
“And now, Tianling Dynastys Lieutenant Mu has already chosen Liuyue, and he has high expectations of her!”
The Empresss body shook.
She didnt like the person that Mu Qinghe did.
Wasnt this finding trouble for herself
“I didnt—” The Empress was very anxious, and she wanted to explain herself, but she realized that harping on this topic would be disadvantageous for her.
An idea popped in her mind as she suddenly thought of something and retorted, “Oh, right.
There seems to be a barrier on every floor of Jiuyou Tower.
Prince Li, your body is frail, so how did you go up to the sixth floor”