Madame Hou’s words caused all the people present to look over, and the scene inside made them blush, and they were busy blocking the eyes of the younger generation of the family.
It was not good for a woman who had not yet left the house to see this.
“How dare you do this in my house! So shameless!”
Madame Hou’s voice rang out again.
The crowd looked at Li Qianshi’s face and changed.
Li Qianshi only felt her head buzzing, and quickly went in, her body dizzy: “Zhen’er!
With that, she took Su Xin Zhen, who was lying on the bed, into her arms and hurriedly put on her clothes. As for the Second Prince Zhong Li Ling, he was naturally woken up by someone.
In his mind, he was still floating in the bed with Su Xin Zhen, who could not help herself.
When he found people around him, he turned pale and quickly put on his clothes: “What’s going on?”.
Su Xin Zhen also woke up in Li Qianshi’s arms, her face flushed and her eyes as looked charming and luminous.
Su Xin Zhen rubbed her head.
“Zhen’er, how do you ……”
Su Xin Zhen interrupted Li Qianshi’s words, slightly startled, and then looked at Zhong Li Ling beside her. Her face suddenly turned pale, and she quickly sat up, looking at her disheveled clothes: “How did this happen?”
“Mother …… I …… I don’t know …… this is impossible …… Second Prince ……” Su Xin Zhen trembled and spoke incoherently.
No, it’s not like that!
Zhong Li Ling’s eyebrows were furrowed. He looked at Madame Hou, took a deep breath, forcibly endured his anger, and bowed: “Please, Auntie, please take the unrelated people out first.”
As soon as Zhong Li Ling’s voice fell, a snort of laughter was heard.
Zhong Li Shi slowly walked in and looked at Zhong Li Ling with cold eyes.
Zhong Li Ling’s heart sank violently.
“Second Imperial Brother dares not face it? Please go out for what? Why don’t you also let us be a witness to see how the Second Imperial Brother wants to handle this matter.
Second Miss Su is your future concubine’s own sister, who was given in marriage by Father, yet you have skin-to-skin contact with Second Miss Su.
Second Imperial Brother, you’re slapping Lord Su’s face, as well as Father’s face!”
Zhong Li Shi, with a “swish,” opened the fan and sighed, “Why don’t we all give you some ideas on how to get Father not to prosecute you?”
Everyone bowing their heads slightly and coming up with ideas together?
What kind of idea is this!
Moreover, the gloating expression on the Crown Prince’s face did not look like he was here to help come up with an idea.
Madame Hou coughed twice and glared at Zhong Li Shi before saying, “All ladies go home first, please keep your mouths shut about what happened here.”
All the people naturally agreed and left.
Liu Qian Qian worriedly looked at Su Mo Li, and under the influence of Madam Liu’s tug, she had no choice but to leave.
“I want to go in.” Su Mo Li looked up at He Le, “You should also go. You don’t belong here.”
He Le frowned tightly, the look on her face becoming more and more serious, “I’ll go in with you.”
Then, not allowing Su Mo Li to say anything else, she helped Su Mo Li to walk in.
The corner of Su Mo Li’s mouth twitched. She really didn’t need He Le……
Inside, Madame Hou, Zhong Li Shi, and Zhong Li Ling were all sitting on chairs, while Li Qianshi held Su Xin Zhen on the bed.
Su Mo Li kneeled down as soon as she came in: “Mother, it’s my bad, I didn’t look after my sister, let her and the Second Prince …… If my sister and the Second Prince are truly in love, I can withdraw.
Don’t worry. I will go to the Emperor and explain the reason.”
Saying that Su Mo Li fell into tears.
“Miss Su isn’t in the wrong. If Miss Su goes to Father, then Father will definitely blame Miss Su. Second Imperial Brother, even if you don’t like Miss Su, you shouldn’t let a weak woman take responsibility for you.”
Zhong Li Shi drank his tea and said leisurely.
Zhong Li Ling’s eyes were a little deeper: “Don’t worry, I will ask for forgiveness from Father myself.”
“Then what about the marriage contract? Could it be that you want to make Second Miss Su a consort and First Miss Su as a concubine?” Zhong Li Shi looked at Zhong Li Ling with a smile, “Second Imperial Brother, have you forgotten that Miss Su is the daughter of Aunt Huimin, the daughter of our father’s savior, and it would have been wrong for her to be a concubine.
You think Father will agree?
I think it would be better to take Second Miss Su as a concubine. After all, Second Miss Su’s conduct is appalling.”
Zhong Li Shi’s words were so sharp that Li Qianshi and Su Xin Zhen wanted to find a dig a hole to hide in.
But to be a concubine is something that can never be done!
Su Xin Zhen rolled right off the bed and got on her knees: “I didn’t, I’m not …….”
Zhong Li Ling quickly rushed over and embraced Su Xin Zhen in his arms: “What are you in such a hurry for? Did it hurt anywhere?”
Zhong Li Ling’s action relieved Li Qianshi but made Madame Hou frown.
He Le, on the other hand, quickly looked at Su Mo Li.
But Su Mo Li had tears on her face, her eyes were dull, and her teeth were biting her lips tightly.
“Today’s matter is my fault. I will report to my father. Also, my father’s decree states that I am to marry a Su Family Miss. It did not name Eldest Miss Su.”
Zhong Li Ling said indifferently, “I will report to Father Emperor and marry Zhen’er as consort.”
Su Mo Li lowered her head, seemingly extremely sad.
“Sister, I’m sorry.” Only then did Su Xin Zhen think of Su Mo Li and crawled to Su Mo Li on her knees, “Sister, I didn’t mean it, I don’t know why I became like this ……”
Su Mo Li raised her head and looked at Su Xin Zhen, her eyelashes quivered, and tears fell, “Does Sister mean that someone set you up and made you like this?”
Su Xin Zhen was instantly choked up.
Remembering what happened before, she suddenly wanted to get close to the Second Prince for some reason, and the Second Prince hugged her, and then they went to …….
But, this can definitely not be said. Biting her lips, Su Xin Zhen immediately said: “Sister, the Second Prince and you have a marriage contract, how could I have an affair with the Second Prince without shame? There must be some misunderstanding.”
Su Xin Zhen’s words were in response to Zhong Li Shi.
Su Mo Li tilted her head: “How do you expect me to believe that? You guys …… broke my heart too ……”
“All right.” Zhong Li Ling said coldly, “I will handle this matter.”
“What is the Second Prince going to do about it?” He Le looked up, stared at Zhong Li Ling, and said word by word, “You had an affair with Su Xin Zhen, hitting Li’er’s face so that Li’er can’t hold her head up in front of everyone for one.
Secondly, the Emperor bestowed Li’er’s marriage to the Second Prince as a concubine, and the Second Prince will report to the Emperor to marry the Second Miss as the Main Consort, so how can Li’er live?
Thirdly, everyone knows that the Emperor gave the marriage to the Second Prince and Li’er, and you’re just telling everyone that you don’t want Li’er.
I would like to ask the Second Prince, what is wrong with Li’er?”
In the face of this, even Zhong Li Ling could not refute the words of He Le.
In the end, there was still a trace of guilt, Zhong Li Ling said indifferently: “I will try to compensate Miss Su.”
Standing in the corner, Su Jia Xuan’s face was full of innocence, but her hand hanging in her sleeve was clenched in a fist so tightly that her nails dug into her hand, and the pain made her regain her sanity: “Didn’t Second Sister and the Second Prince often correspond? It was the Second Prince who asked Xuan’er to send a letter to my sister to go to the appointment today.”
“Su Jia Xuan!” Su Xin Zhen screamed.
Su Jia Xuan looked to Su Xin Zhen in confusion, “Sister, what’s wrong? I still have a lot of letters from you to the Second Prince. My master has said that one cannot lie, so how can my sister lie?”
After saying that, Su Jia Xuan showed her anger and ran to Li Qianshi: “Mother, you have to punish my sister, she lied.”
Li Qianshi’s heart was beating fast, and her head was dizzy. She opened her mouth, but she couldn’t say a word.
Su Jia Xuan was instantly aggrieved: “I still have a letter from the Second Prince and Sister here. Why don’t you believe me, Mother? It’s obviously my sister’s fault!”
Without waiting for Li Qianshi to speak, she took out some notes: “Look, Xuan’er is not lying!”
*Pop!* Li Qianshi slapped Su Jia Xuan directly in the face, “What are you talking about! Shut up!”
Dong Xue immediately went to Su Jia Xuan and brought Su Jia Xuan to the side. She wanted to say something, but eventually closed her mouth, but looked pityingly at the five finger marks on Su Jia Xuan’s face.
“Third, Miss, don’t say it ……”
Su Jia Xuan looked at the tears in Dong Xue’s eyes and shook her head: “Don’t cry Dong Xue, it doesn’t hurt.”
Zhong Li Shi sneered: “So, this is the so-called lack of communication that Second Miss speaks off? You don’t know the reason? Ha Ha, what an eye-opening experience.
Or are you going to say that Third Miss Su is the one who set you two up?
Not to mention that Third Miss Su is only eight years old. It’s okay to compare this handwriting. What does Aunt Royal think?”
Zhong Li Shi looked at the Madame Marquis of Chengning and said indifferently.
Madame Marquis sighed, her face full of disapproval as she looked at Zhong Li Ling and Su Xin Zhen: “I didn’t expect that you would be so bold in my place, what if this were outside, in other places where we couldn’t see?
How can such a woman, who is not of good character, become a Royal daughter-in-law?
This matter, after all, happened in my rear residence, I will report it to the Emperor.”
Saying that, Madame Marquis stood up and helped Su Mo Li up, “Good girl, you have been wronged, stay at the Marquis’ Residence today, and come with me to the Palace tomorrow.
Crown Prince, Second Prince, you can go back.”
Madam Hou looked at Li Qianshi and Su Xin Zhen again, with a sarcastic look on her face: “You should also leave, you won’t need to come to my Chengning Marquis House in the future.”
Li Qingshi’s face was red and white, and Su Xin Zhen’s heart was even more upset, and she looked at Zhong Li Ling, but Zhong Li Ling didn’t say a word and left directly.
Su Xin Zhen’s heart was filled with disappointment, but she could only follow Li Qianshi to leave.
“Can Princess He Le bring Xuan’er back today?” Su Mo Li looked at He Le, her face a little worried, “She spoke for me. I’m afraid she’ll be blamed by Mother.”
Su Jia Xuan raised her head, her eyes red, “Big Sister, I’m fine.”
“I’ll take her back, just don’t worry.”
He Le said, and bowed to Madame Hou, then led Su Jia Xuan away.
Dong Xue breathed a sigh of relief and nodded gratefully toward Su Mo Li.
Outside the Marquis’ Residence.
Zhong Li Ling looked at Zhong Li Shi, and his voice had a bit of coldness in it: “This matter is my business, and I ask the Crown Prince not to meddle in it.”
“Meddling?” When Zhong Li Shi raised his eyebrows, the corners of his lips curved upward, “Is there anything in this world that I, the Crown Prince of this country, cannot get involved in?”
Zhong Li Ling’s hand was fiercely clenched into a fist as he watched Zhong Li Shi leave in an open and unrestrained manner.
That position, he wanted to see how long Zhong Li Shi could sit there!
Edited by EllieKit