The Fierce Illegitimate Miss - Chapter 109
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Looking at Feng Sihuai’s surprised face, Master Liang added another sentence: “Hit him for real!”
Everyone present knew that there were unspoken rules for being hit with the board. If the officials in the hall just order to “hit,” that meant to not take it seriously, just fake it.”Hit him for real” meant hit him for real, however much you want. Whether you could hold it or not depended on your own personal luck. The most powerful one was “hit him hard,” which meant beat him close to death, not to kill him but to not stop beating him either!
Master Liang was also angered by Feng Sihuai again and again by his intensified behavior. In the past, it was enough to punish him lightly, but this time even a life was taken, and it was an official’s daughter who died. Could Feng Sihuai continue to behave like this?
Master Liang’s scarlet stamp slammed to the table, and Feng Sihuai’s eyes fell to the ground.
Looking at the order that indicated that he was about to be beaten, Feng Sihuai still couldn’t believe his eyes. Master Liang actually wanted to beat him?
Before he came back to his senses, his body had been heavily pressed to the ground by the yamen. His face slammed on the ground, and his brocade robe was lifted away, revealing his undershirt.
Behind them, the bureaucrats did not dare to neglect their duty, and they immediately raised the board high.
Feng Sihuai suddenly felt a tingling in his back, and immediately cried out, “Please forgive me, please forgive me!”
Seeing his frightened appearance, Yu Linglong turned her eyes contemptuously.
The board hadn’t yet fallen, so why did he shout? What a shame!
As soon as Feng Sihuai yelled twice, the board in the bailiff’s hand fell heavily and hit him on the butt!
Poor Feng Sihuai had been pampered since he was out of the womb. To say nothing of getting hit by the board, no one had even touched him with their fingers, but now he was going to be spanked in court, which was almost as bad as taking his life.
The incoherent begging for mercy had just been yelled a few times, and Feng Sihuai screamed after being hit by the board: “Oh mother, it hurts me so much—”
He just let out a howling, and the second board fell shortly afterward, making him struggle desperately, trying to get rid of the restraint behind him. But the bailiff was ruthless, how could Feng Sihuai earn them? No matter how he tried his best to twist away, he still couldn’t get rid of it.
Master Liang ordered a real beating, which bailiff would not take it seriously? He saw the board raining down, making Feng Sihuai howling like a ghost. He had been punished with such thin skin, and after only a few hits, layers of blood leaked from his coat.
After more than a dozen hits, Feng Sihuai didn’t even have the strength to shout, and a lot of dust from the ground was rubbed on his white face. There was blood on his buttocks, and he could only lie on his stomach motionlessly. Now, the son of a rich family had become disgraced without a trace of elegance.
Seeing that the beating was almost done, Master Liang stopped the servant and sternly shouted: “Feng Sihuai, can you confess your guilt? If you still refuse to admit it, let them hit you hard with the remaining hits!”
Hitting hard meant being beaten half to death. Could Feng Sihuai bear it?
At this moment, Feng Sihuai was beaten by one Buddha, the second Buddha was born, and the second Buddha ascended to heaven. He couldn’t even move. When he heard that he was still being beat, he was scared and he groaned and said, “I…I admit…Just don’t beat me, I know…”
His voice became lower and lower, and the last few words were almost inaudible.
Master Liang snorted coldly. This kind of person really didn’t shed tears at the coffin. By only being beat a few times, he could honestly confess!
The gavel slapped heavily, and Master Liang shouted: “How did you kill the third lady of the Yu Family? It’s not realistic enough!”
Feng Sihuai didn’t know what to say, and a low voice suddenly sounded outside the hall: “Hold on!”
Yu Linglong looked up and saw Minister Feng dressed in a neat official gown, apparently just coming out of the yamen, and walking up the lobby in an upright manner.
When Feng Sihuai saw his father, he couldn’t care about the presence of so many people. He burst into tears: “Father, father! Save your son!”
Seeing that his son was beaten into this conduct, Minister Feng’s face became extremely ugly. He raised his eyes to Master Liang and said loudly, “May I ask, Master Liang, what crime my son has committed and why he should be beaten into such a conduct!?”
Master Liang snorted and said straightforwardly: “This morning, I found a naked female corpse at the gate of the Feng Mansion. It was the third lady of the Yu family. Some people proved that Third Lady Yu had a close relationship with Master Feng. The corpse was on the street, and the officer is interrogating Master Feng. He has just pleaded guilty!”
Seeing his father coming, Feng Sihuai became bolder, enduring the pain, and immediately shouted: “I don’t admit it! I was wronged! I didn’t kill Yu Qianliu!”
General Yu on the side couldn’t help yelling: “You’re a rebellious bastard. You confessed your guilt just now, and now you want to withdraw your confession? Did my daughter die for nothing?”
Minister Feng glanced at General Yu. It was really a clash between enemies, the Yu family again!
He forced a sigh of anger and said in a deep voice: “Third Lady Yu’s death cannot be confirmed as a child’s work. Why do you just insist that he killed him?”
General Yu believed that Yu Qianliu was killed by Feng Sihuai. After hearing Yu Linglong’s words just now, he felt that the words were reasonable. He had already determined that Feng Sihuai killed Yu Qianliu. At this moment, seeing Minister Feng still try to protect Feng Sihuai from his crimes caused even more grief and indignation, and a pair of cow-like eyes stared at the father and son.
If you love your son so much, wasn’t my daughter raised by her father, too?
Minister Feng was really a bully!
The big hand squeezed and cracked, but General Yu didn’t dare to violently beat Feng Sihuai with Minister Feng. Who made him his immediate superior?
Master Liang said: “Fourth Lady Yu confirmed that yesterday Third Lady Yu personally admitted that she went to the Feng Mansion. Third Lady Yu’s body appeared at the gate of the Feng Mansion this morning. Her death must have something to do with the Feng Mansion! As the magistrate of the city, don’t I have the power to interrogate prisoners!?”
Don’t blame Master Liang for being angry, what happened to the official from the Ministry of War? The courtroom of the magistrate belonged to Master Liang, so he had the final say! If everyone came to question his ability to try cases, would he still do it??
Seeing that Master Liang was displeased, Minister Feng curtailed a little aggressive attitude. To be honest, he knew the virtue of his own son, and even he was not sure whether Yu Qianliu’s death was because of him or not. But seeing his son being spanked and bleeding, he, the father, couldn’t help but protect him.
With thick eyebrows raised, Minister Feng said: “Third Lady Yu died at the gate of our mansion. This fact is too strange. Let me go back to interrogate the servant. I must find out the matter and give Master Liang an explanation.”
Not to give an explanation to General Yu, the family of the suffering master, but to give an explanation to Master Liang. Minister Feng didn’t pay attention to General Yu at all.
No matter how stupid General Yu was, he could hear Minister Feng’s disregard for himself in his words. Hearing this, he couldn’t help taking a step forward subconsciously, and said loudly, “No!”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
Minister Feng’s sight fell on General Yu’s face: “This can’t be done, don’t you have any ideas?”
General Yu looked at Minister Feng. New hatred and old hatred rushed into his heart, and he couldn’t help but grit his teeth and say: “My daughter died in Feng Mansion. Did you even say a single word? I must let the murderer pay for it!”
Minister Feng sneered: “You mean that your daughter must have been killed by a child?”
General Yu stuck out his neck: “Yes!”
Minister Feng said: “You said your daughter died in my son’s hands. Did you see it with your own eyes and hear it with your ears?”
Seeing General Yu was stunned by his own questioning, Minister Feng asked again: “Then, I will ask you, how did Third Lady Yu die?”
General Yu said angrily: “Naturally she was killed by Feng Sihuai!”
Minister Feng sneered: “Killed? Who can prove that the scars on her body were caused by a child, and who can prove that the child killed her by himself? Where is the physical evidence?”
General Yu was furious when he was asked, and said loudly: “What material evidence is there? The corpse is the material evidence!”
Minister Feng curled his lips contemptuously: “The corpse? A lady of you who died naked on the street must have something to do with my son? Maybe it’s your daughter who has nothing to do but make such a scandal—”
General Yu’s eyes were red with anger: “Nonsense! You let go—”
Suddenly remembering that the other party was his boss, General Yu swallowed the last word abruptly and said angrily: “My daughter was killed by you. Could it be that your responsibility is absolved with a few words? You’re dreaming!”
Minister Feng stopped looking at General Yu, turned to look at Master Liang, and said plausibly: “If a child really killed Third Lady Yu, then why throw the corpse outside the gate to cause trouble? The backyard of our mansion is very big. He could just dig a hole and bury her, why would you keep it at your door to arouse people’s suspicion? Master Liang, I swear on my official post, this matter has absolutely nothing to do with my son!”
Feng Sihuai fell on the ground, crying miserably: “I was wronged, I was really wronged—”
Seeing that the father and son were furious with General Yu, Yu Linglong secretly shook her head. This General Yu couldn’t beat Minister Feng at all!
She naturally knew that it was unrealistic to take down Feng Sihuai all at once. Even if all the evidence could prove that Yu Qianliu was killed by Feng Sihuai, Feng Sihuai would not be put in jail and would suffer at best.
I have to say that having a good father is really important.
She had said what she needed to say, and had done what she needed to do. Now it depended on Master Liang’s decision.
Master Liang frowned, feeling that this fact was difficult to handle. Now it was impossible for Feng Sihuai to break the law. With a father like Minister Feng, it was even more impossible to extract a confession with severe torture, but it was not only difficult to do so. The Yu house and the Feng house couldn’t bear it, and not even he could bear it.
How would it end now?
Based on Master Liang’s previous experience, Feng Sihuai should have been taken away by Minister Feng, but how should he explain it to the Yu house?
After thinking for a long while, Master Liang finally made a decision.
“Feng Sihuai will be taken into custody for the time being. The case will be reopened for a trial at a later date. Adjourn!”
Glossing things over was the most basic way to be an official. As the city’s magistrate, Master Liang was naturally well versed in this way.
On the surface, it was said that Feng Sihuai was taken into custody, but Master Liang knew that Minister Feng would take his son away after he retired.
As for the Yu Mansion, there was nothing to do. Who would let you win against the official of Feng Mansion!
General Yu didn’t expect it would be the result of such a storm, and he was stunned for a while and didn’t know what to say.
Minister Feng glanced at Feng Sihuai who was lying on the ground with blood on his butt and motioned to him with his eyes to wait it out and then turned to leave.
When he turned around, he suddenly saw a pretty figure, standing in the dark coldly, looking at him with complicated eyes.
Minister Feng was anxious to save his son at first, but didn’t notice Yu Linglong who was standing on the other side of the lobby. At the moment he saw this young girl, he somehow became deeply vigilant.
This feeling was unclear. It was like human instinct. When encountering a stronger opponent than yourself, there will always be a kind of subconscious fear.
In the cold winter air, the two pairs of eyes met, and the fire suddenly burst.
In response to Minister Feng’s gaze, Yu Linglong’s face slowly revealed a cold smile.
Don’t think that if I can’t get rid of you this time, you can get away with it. Her sister has time to play with you slowly!
General Yu and Yu Linglong left the magistrate’s hall one after another, heading to the same destination—the Yu house.
Although Yu Linglong was full of indifference and hostility towards the Yu family, they were still a family in front of others. Moreover, Yu Linglong was willing to come out in court today to testify against Feng Sihuai, which was really unexpected for General Yu.
Did this disobedient daughter finally realize that they were a family and want to help the Yu house?
General Yu thought so, but he still didn’t dare get too close to Yu Linglong. The two of them sat in their respective carriages and went back to the Yu Mansion speechlessly.
As soon as General Yu entered the door, he saw a woman rushing over.
“Master, you came back, go back to the room and have a look, something serious happened!”
General Yu was startled at once. All these happenings in the family, one thing after another, made him stunned by this disturbance.
Glancing at Yu Linglong not far behind him, General Yu lifted his feet and walked quickly towards the inner room.
In the room, Concubine Mei was in a hurry. Seeing that General Yu came back, she immediately rushed forward like she saw her savior. She cried with tears like rain on her small face: “Master, you are finally back!”
General Yu hurriedly asked, “What the hell happened?”
Concubine Mei stammered. She didn’t dare say it. She knelt on the ground with a plop, and cried: “Master, it’s all because I cannot manage the household. Such a big thing happened. I’m really sorry, my lord…”
His favorite little concubine just knelt in front of him with her big belly. General Yu couldn’t help but feel distressed. He quickly reached out and helped her up: “Get up first. Speak slowly.”
Seeing General Yu’s rare gentleness, Concubine Mei had courage. She stood in front of General Yu, covered her face with a kerchief, and stammered: “It’s…it’s Concubine Dong…”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]