The Fierce Illegitimate Miss - Chapter 169
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The flask with an ordinary appearance was split in two by Yu Linglong, and the inside of the flask was clearly visible. The belly of this flask was no different from other flasks, except that the lid of the flask was different. There was another universe inside the flask. The lid of the flask was the size of a thumb, the bottom was a fine silkscreen, and a finger-sized cloth bag was placed in the hollow. At this moment, the cloth bag was soaked in wine, and the wine was dripping down continuously.
Although this cloth bag was small, it was shocking to everyone’s eyes. Everyone here had just drunk from this flask of wine. Did anyone know what was in this cloth bag? If it was poison, would they die?
Yu Linglong smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry, the wine you drank is not poisonous.”
Princess Chu trembled and said, “How is this possible? We all drank the wine in it, and besides, what is in the lid of the flask?”
Yu Linglong said calmly: “It is precisely because there is a small cloth bag in the lid that I am sure that the wine you drink is not poisonous. This poison is specifically for me and Lord Xu.”
If Princess Pingyang poisoned everyone, then there was no need to use this specially designed hip flask, she only needed to drop it into the wine. This drug packet didn’t work until the end.
Because Lord Xu was the youngest, it was normal to serve him wine at the end, and no one would be suspicious. At this time, the wine that had just been poured all over the table had secretly turned into poisonous wine.
And Princess Pingyang was so drunk that she couldn’t hold the flask, so she poured the wine while shaking her body, but when she shook the flask, the poison in the cloth bag had already dissolved into the wine.
This mechanism was too concealed, even Lord Xu almost knew it. If Yu Linglong had a friend who liked to collect antiques in her previous life, and she wouldn’t even know the secrets in this hip flask.
She still remembered that that friend once gave her a detailed interpretation of the mystery inside. The principle of this kind of flask was basically the same as the Yin-Yang flask, but the purpose was different. The Yin-Yang flask contained two kinds of wine in one flask and was used for the host and guests. You could drink good wine for yourself, but use the poisoned wine for the other party. The advantage was that as long as you understand the mechanism, you can continue to drink with the poisoned person without any harm to yourself.
But this kind of flask was used for more secret purposes. For example, the maid and the entourage pour alcohol to the poisoned person. The poisoned alcohol will only be drunk by the poisoned person. The advantage was that it was easier to poison by only hiding it. By just putting it in the lid, it was more convenient and quicker, and you won’t make mistakes because of drinking too much wine. Even if the flask was broken, others will not notice that the wine inside had been tampered with.
Yu Linglong furrowed her eyebrows slightly, and she could see that Princess Pingyang poisoned them on a temporary basis, so it means that Princess Pingyang had another mastermind behind her.
As soon as she thought of this, she heard a gentle voice: “It’s just a small cloth bag in the flask. What can it explain? On this basis, Princess Xu concluded that the wine is poisonous, which is too arbitrary. “
Hearing this voice, Princess Pingyang, who was originally pale, raised her head hopefully and looked in the direction of speaking: “Brother Prince…”
The prince in an apricot and yellow brocade robe looked calm, with a calm smile on his lips, and he continued: “If the wine is really poisonous, why should Pingyang take a sip just now? Isn’t this seeking death?”
Listening to the confident tone of the prince, the flustered people quieted down. Yes, Princess Pingyang just took a big sip in public. If the wine was really poisonous, why would she dare to drink it herself? It seemed that this may really be just a misunderstanding.
Princess Pingyang seemed to think of something suddenly, and immediately shouted confidently: “Yes, if this wine is poisonous, why should I drink it myself? Am I not afraid of death?”
Lord Xu said coldly: “The poison you drank will naturally have an antidote. After we drank the poisonous wine and left the table, wouldn’t you be okay if you took the antidote?”
Yu Linglong looked at all this in silence. Lord Xu was right. Princess Pingyang dared to try the poison, indicating that this was not a poison that worked immediately. It was also a banquet for Princess Pingyang. If Lord Xu and his wife died suddenly, then she couldn’t get rid of the responsibility.
Princess Pingyang was speechless. Her face was red and swollen, and she looked annoyed and said, “You are so arrogant!”
After finishing speaking, she walked to the prince and pulled the prince’s sleeve coquettishly: “Prince, Ninth Brother, and Ninth Sister do not believe me, you have to vouch for me!
The prince patted her arm comfortingly and said: “Don’t worry. Ninth Brother is a reasonable person. He was only deceived for a while, and he will be fine soon.”
Yu Linglong sneered. Who was this for? Lord Xu was reasonable, so she was the one who was going to deceive Lord Xu? She was really lying through her teeth, and she was caught on the spot and she was still so confident. The crown prince and Princess Pingyang had rehearsed this beforehand.
Lord Xu snorted coldly. He stretched out his hand to take Yu Linglong’s wine glass, and handed it to a seemingly inconspicuous entourage behind him, and said in a deep voice, “If this wine is poisonous, you will know after a test.”
Yu Linglong keenly noticed that Princess Pingyang’s face changed suddenly, and even the calm and composed prince moved his body almost imperceptibly.
It could be seen that they did not expect that Lord Xu would take someone who could test drugs with him when attending the banquet and easily expose their lies.
Only Yu Linglong stretched out and gently held Lord Xu’s hand.
She knew that this was a habit that Lord Xu had cultivated during his life in Mongolian territory for many years. Not only must he bear the burden of humiliation, but he must also beware of others at all times because he might lose his life if he was not careful.
The ordinary-looking entourage sniffed the wine, took out the silver needle and a few things that Yu Linglong didn’t recognize, inspected it for a moment, and said, “Dear Lord, there is nux vomica in this wine.”
After a pause, he continued to explain: “Nux vomica is a chronic poison that will cause chest paralysis and eventually cause sudden death. According to the different configuration methods, some will delay the poisoning for seven weeks. Even the fastest attack time is twelve hours later.”
Hearing the words of the entourage, Princess Pingyang’s face suddenly turned pale, and her drunken appearance was completely gone as if the man’s words had completely sobered her.
Everyone was listening attentively to the entourage’s explanation. Only Yu Linglong noticed that Princess Pingyang retracted the prince’s hand as if it had been scalded by fire.
The prince gave a warning look at Princess Pingyang, then turned to Lord Xu. His tone was very unhappy: “Ninth Brother, who is this person? What did you bring him for?”
Yu Linglong said coldly, “What did he bring him for? Of course to save his life!”
She really disdained the prince. When things reached this point, the prince was still taking care of himself, trying to divert everyone’s attention. It was really shameless![Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
Lord Xu calmly said: “He is the imperial poison maker of the Mongolian territory. He has been with me for ten years, and he is the person I trust the most.”
The entourage bowed deeply to Lord Xu and stood behind him in silence.
Lord Xu turned his gaze to Princess Pingyang, who was as gray in her face beside the prince, and said, “Princess, what do you mean?”
Yu Linglong clenched her fist tightly. What else could she mean, of course she wanted their lives! And to kill them without knowing it! If she hadn’t been lucky enough to recognize the flask, then they would have drunk the poisonous wine!
Seeing Lord Xu’s stern face, Princess Pingyang shivered subconsciously, and said, “I…”
The prince on the side grabbed her and said to Lord Xu: “Ninth Brother, Pingyang must not know about this matter. She is your sister, how could she kill you? There must be a problem here!”
As he said this, the prince got up, looked at the maids around the banquet coldly, and shouted in a deep voice: “Who poured this wine!?”
Yu Linglong looked at the tall prince. At this moment, he swept away his usual calmness and kindness and even faintly revealed a bit of imperial domineering, but it was a pity that this man who exudes anger was doing the most shameless thing.
To ask who poured the wine was to find a scapegoat. As long as you find a maid at random, it will show that Princess Pingyang was completely ignorant of this matter and prove her innocence.
Hearing the prince’s call, all the maids knelt on the ground in a panic, but no one dared to speak out.
Looking at this situation, whoever came out was definitely on the road to ruin.
Instead of looking at the maid who was kneeling on the ground, Yu Linglong looked straight at Princess Pingyang and said in a cold voice: “You are worthy of being a princess, but you are so cowardly. You don’t even dare to own up to it, you really lost the royal face!”
Princess Pingyang’s face suddenly turned red and white, but she bit her lips tightly and refused to say a word.
The prince said in a deep voice: “Princess Xu, what are you talking about? The matter has not been concluded yet. How can you be so wicked towards Pingyang?”
Ignoring the prince’s obstruction at all, Yu Linglong pressed on every step of the way, and every sentence was as sharp as a needle: “We were invited by you, and you poured this wine. Without your order, who would dare to poison us in public in the princess’s mansion, to poison the prince and princess? If you didn’t know about it, what is the mechanism in this hip flask? Has everyone in this room drunk poisoned wine? Are you really going to kill all your brothers and sisters!?”
Hearing Yu Linglong’s words, the worried princes and princesses became even more frightened. They got up and left the table and asked Princess Pingyang: “What the hell is going on? Is there poison in this wine? What are we drinking? Is it poisonous wine or not!?”
After being questioned by everyone, Princess Pingyang suddenly covered her ears and screamed: “No! No! That poisoned wine is only for Yu Linglong, only for her alone!”
As soon as she said this, all their voices became quiet.
Princess Pingyang admitted that she knew about the poison, and the poison she wanted to give to Yu Linglong!
Feeling the abnormal silence around her, Princess Pingyang put down her hand and raised her head to look around the crowd, as if she was throwing caution to the wind.
“You can all have fun here, enjoy the life of luxury, but me? Don’t you have a heart and soul? No one cares about my situation now?”
The crown prince grabbed Princess Pingyang with a serious face that he had never had before: “Pingyang, shut up! She is not your elder sister!”
Princess Pingyang threw off the prince with tears in her eyes. She pointed to Yu Linglong and said loudly: “Elder sister should not be deposed! Big brother and elder sister have deep affection. If it weren’t for you slut, how could my elder sister be deposed? I know how much my eldest brother misses her, and how much she misses my eldest brother, but because of you, they have been separated from each other, and they will never be together in this life! You caused it! You bitch!”
Yu Linglong was a little stunned. She was not surprised by Princess Pingyang’s scolding but surprised that Princess Pingyang had poisoned her, which turned out to be for the crown prince’s wife.
Princess Pingyang covered her face and cried hoarsely: “Sister-in-law was so good to me, but I can’t do anything for her. I just want to give you some laxatives to make you suffer. I didn’t know that this poison could kill people—”
Princess Pingyang cried so hard that the prince couldn’t bear it, and he said softly: “Okay, it’s okay. Come, I’ll take the princess back to the room to rest.”
Yu Linglong frowned slightly. Listening to Princess Pingyang’s words, there seemed to be something else hidden in the matter. Did Princess Pingyang really not know that there was poison in this hip flask? Did she really think this was just an ordinary laxative?
However, the words of Princess Pingyang were quite logical. These nobles have always been arrogant, and it was common sense to want to make a little conspiracy to rectify others. At this moment, knowing that there was no laxative or poison, she was so scared she cried.
It’s just that if Princess Pingyang was allowed to leave now, then the facts probably wouldn’t come to light.
Then she and Lord Xu were poisoned, and this matter would be gone.
Lord Xu obviously thought of this too. He stretched out his hand to stop Princess Pingyang from going, and said in a deep voice, “Princess, please follow me into the palace and report the matter to your father, and ask your father to vouch for you.”
The prince standing next to Princess Pingyang frowned: “Ninth Brother, this is no major incident. Why should we bother father? She is your sister. Why should we make a big deal about it?”
Lord Xu glanced at the prince coldly, and said, “Your Royal Highness, if Linglong and I drank poisoned wine and died just now, would it be a big deal?”
The prince cleared his throat a little embarrassingly and said with a faint smile: “Ninth Brother, I know you are a bit estranged from us, but in our hearts, we have always loved you very much. Today, Pingyang just wanted to make a joke to Princess Xu. You don’t need to bother the father and the emperor for the little things in the boudoirs.”
Yu Linglong sneered. The prince said this lightly, and she downplayed a major event that almost killed her as a personal grievance between her and Princess Pingyang as if everything was just because the princesses were fighting. The reason for the crown princess being deposed and hating Yu Linglong had nothing to do with the prince, or even with Lord Xu.
These words were also running against Lord Xu, implying that he was a big man who cared about as much as a woman, which was embarrassing.
Lord Xu looked directly at the prince and asked clearly: “Your Royal Highness, would you let those who want to kill yourself be spared?”
Unexpectedly, Lord Xu asked this sentence directly, and the smile on the Prince’s face suddenly froze.
Lord Xu said in a deep voice: “If I don’t care about it this time, then next time, next time, there will be people who want to harm my life until I am killed.”
Reaching out and squeezing Yu Linglong’s hand, Lord Xu sonorously said: “If someone wants to harm me and Linglong, even if he is as close to me as a brother, I will never tolerate it!”
Pushing away the dazed prince, Lord Xu unceremoniously pulled Princess Pingyang over and strode out.
“Prepare the carriage. We’re going to the emperor’s palace!”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]