The Empress smiled coldly.
“You are a stage-two warrior, but who in the Imperial City doesnt know that you can win against a stage-four warrior Perhaps you didnt even exhibit your full potential during the Qing Jiao Competition.
Other than yourself, who else would know about this Besides, you have a weird fiend.”
She was referring to Tuan Zi.
When Tuan Zi directly swallowed Heng Jingchuos force, it left a deep impression on many people.
The Empress had always felt that Chu Liuyue was mysterious and that her limits were unknown.
Previously, Rong Zhen mentioned that Chu Liuyue had met with some fortune, which caused her to transform into the current enviable talent from her previous good-for-nothing status.
Perhaps Si Meng was really killed by her or the person behind her.
“Also, youve previously gone up to Jiuyou Towers sixth floor! How do you explain that” The more the Empress said, the more certain she sounded.
The expression of Emperor Jiawen and the rest gradually had a strange change.
Just listening to whatever the Empress said sounded ridiculous, but upon deeper thought, there was such a possibility.
There had been too many strange things happening to Chu Liuyue within these few months.
Things that seemed impossible to other people somehow made sense when it came to her.
Si Mengs death might really perhaps be…
Chu Liuyue was caught between laughter and tears.
“Thank you for your high praise, Her Majesty.
But if I really killed Si Meng like you said, why dont I directly kill the Fourth Princess as well Wouldnt everything end easier this way”
The Empress was stumped.
Rong Jin angrily hollered, “Its naturally because youre afraid that youd be exposed! As the princess, Rong Zhen has a device that allows her to call for help.
Once you push her to a dead end, shell definitely expose your identity and your location.”
Chu Liuyue looked at Rong Jin as if she were looking at a fool.
“Your Highness, allow me to say something.
Previously, the Empress said that I could kill a stage-five warrior in a moment.
Do you think that the Fourth Princesss abilities and reaction speed would be stronger and faster than a stage-five warrior”
Rong Jin was stumped, and his face flashed white and red.
Si Meng definitely accompanied Rong Zhen by her side.
If Chu Liuyue could kill Si Meng, it would be easier to kill Rong Zhen.
Before Rong Zhen could send out the help signal, Chu Liuyue would definitely kill her to settle all the problems.
The Empress looked even worse.
This was because only she knew that Rong Zhens signal device wasnt with her but with Si Meng.
Ever since Rong Zhens pearl of essence broke, Si Meng had always been by her side; he never left.
For safety reasons, they had long prepared this.
But to say this now, other than proving that the person who killed Si Meng was even stronger than they thought, it posed no advantage whatsoever.
It might even upset His Majesty further.
Rong Jin looked at Situ Xingchen with much difficulty and whispered, “Xingchen, what should we do now”
Situ Xingchen sneered in her heart and hated Rong Jin even more. Rong Jin is even more stupid than I had thought.
I wonder how he stayed as the Crown Prince for so long.
Situ Xingchen looked down.
Her lashes trembled, and she innocently and genuinely said, “Your Highness, I only saw those things that day, and Ive said everything there is to be said.
However, I cant do anything more.”
Rong Jin was a bit anxious.
“According to you, Chu Liuyue mustve hidden Rong Zhen.
However, she doesnt want to admit it now.
“Your Highness, I did not say that, but you previously said that the Fourth Princess met with trouble.
Hence, I unintentionally told you about this.
Is this… elders status rather troublesome” Situ Xingchen silently extracted herself from the situation.
However, Rong Jin didnt notice this at all.
On the contrary, Situ Xingchens words reminded him of something.
“Chu Liuyue, you said so much, but you still havent proven your innocence! On the other hand, Xingchen had never come to Country Yao Chen before, and she didnt know about Si Mengs presence.
If shes lying, how would she know Si Meng Besides, she has no grudge against anyone involved in this incident.
Why would she set you up However, you… Rong Zhen had previously offended you, so youre trying to use this opportunity to take revenge, right”
Chu Liuyues gaze landed on Situ Xingchen, and she smiled with deep meaning.
“The Crown Prince is right, and I really dont understand.
Eldest Princess Situ and I have never interacted, and we dont have grudges at all.
Thus, I really dont know why Eldest Princess Situ wants to set me up.”
Situ Xingchen looked at Chu Liuyue calmly, and she appeared as gracious and kind as usual.
Chu, I didnt set you up.
From start to end, I was just saying what I saw and heard.”
Chu Liuyues eyes turned, and her gaze landed on Situ Xingchens sleeves.
When she saw Situ Xingchen again in Tai Yan Academy, she realized that Situ Xingchen had changed clothes and that her sleeves didnt have that embroidery any longer.
Looking at her again, it was still the same.
Chu Liuyue didnt believe Situ Xingchen when she said that she didnt know about Rong Xiu burning more than half of his clothes. She wouldnt be like this if she didnt suffer great humiliation.
Obviously, this Eldest Princess Situ has shifted all her anger to me.
The Empress took the opportunity to say, “Your Majesty, Xingchens words are more credible.
On the other hand, from start to end, Chu Liuyue hasnt produced any evidence regarding where she was that day.
I think we wont be able to get anything out of her if this continues.
Why dont we lock her up and get someone to properly interrogate her… Perhaps well get a different conclusion.”
The entire palace fell into dead silence.
The Empress meant that she was going to severely torture and interrogate Chu Liuyue.
Chu Ning first stood up.
It was impossible for him to watch Yueer get locked up without doing anything.
What kind of place is jail How can Yueer go to such a place Besides, there might be the Empresss people inside! Once Yueer goes in, god knows what she will suffer!
“Lieutenant Mu is still in the Imperial City, and he might bring Yueer to the Tianling Dynasty at any time.
If we lock Yueer up now, may I know how you will explain to Lieutenant Mu, Her Majesty”
Bringing up Mu Qinghe had indeed made the Empress falter.
“T-then, what should we do Are we just going to let it pass”
At this point, Rong Jiu—who hadnt said anything at all for a long time—suddenly said, “Actually, its very simple.
As long as we find Rong Zhen, the truth will prevail.”
The Empress sneered.
“Thats easy to say! We still need to ask Chu Liuyue if shes willing to hand Zhen Zhen over!”
Rong Jius gaze turned strange.
He then stood up and solemnly bowed to Emperor Jiawen.
Father, please punish me.”
Emperor Jiawen knitted his brows.
“Rong Jiu, what are you playing at”
Rong Jin pronounced every word clearly as he said, “Ive seen the Fourth Princess the day before.”