Chapter 66 How is countering someone a crime? Part 2
Before Mu Zi Ling even got a chance to look at the person who was sitting on the
main seat when she walked in, she felt all the hairs on her body stand up.
This was her second time coming to the Shou An Palace. It was clearly the same
place with the same people, but why does it atmosphere feel so different from before?
Mu Zi Ling unconsciously shivered and took a deep breath. Then she continued to
slowly walk towards the main seat.
Only now did she see the Empress Dowager who was sitting on the main seat up
above. She still looked as elegant and graceful as before, but her expression was
a bit different than before. This time she had on a serious expression with a smile
on her face. Her sharp gaze was locked onto Mu Zi Ling.
The Empress was also present, but her expression was a lot more calm than the
Empress Dowager’s, and it looks a lot better as well. She was also as elegant and
graceful as before, giving off an motherly image.
Looks like she has become a bit more open minded about Long Xiao Li being
locked inside his palace. She was even able to come and participate in this event
and pretend to be a good person.
When Mu Zi Ling walked to the main hall, she didn’t even get a chance to pay her
greetings before the Empress Dowager screamed, “Kneel down.”
The Empress Dowager didn’t say for who to kneel down, but everyone present
already knew who she was talking to.
However, the person who these words were directed to, Mu Zi Ling, was not even
startled by that cold voice. She arrogantly stood up straight and didn’t move. She
didn’t even plan to pay her greetings anymore. Mu Zi Ling didn’t hide from the
Empress’s sharp, cold gaze and stared right back at her.
Kneel? She knows to kneel to the sky, the ground, and her parents. However, she
will never kneel down to the Empress Dowager. She has already offended the
Empress Dowager enough, so a bit more wouldn’t hurt.
However, Lin mama did something that didn’t go with her plans. Lin mama gave
the palace maids a look.
The two maids received the message and immediately walked up to Mu Zi Ling.
They each had a hand on Mu Zi Ling and tried to push her down. Mu Zi Ling’s two
hands were not strong enough compared to the four that were going against her.
Mu Zi Ling clenched down her teeth and struggled for a bit, but at the end, she
wasn’t able to keep standing and kneeled down.
Seeing that Mu Zi Ling was still trying to stay arrogant while being forced to kneel
down, Lin mama started to laugh silently in her heart. She didn’t even forget to kick
her foot onto Mu Zi Ling’s back, so now Mu Zi Ling was truely kneeling down to the
Mu Zi Ling yelped out in pain and started to curse underneath her breath. Damn
servant, do you have to be so malicious?
A tiger who goes down the mountain would be insulted by dogs, she will just endure
this. That old lady better hope that the Empress Dowager will be able to kill her
today. If they ever give her a chance to escape, that old lady would be the first one
for her to target.
After the Empress Dowager saw that Mu Zi Ling kneeled down, she smiled
pleasingly. She picked up a cup of tea and took a sip. Her imposing voice contained
a dark tone, “Mu Zi Ling, do you admit to your crimes.”
Mu Zi Ling raised her head and looked at the Empress Dowager. She pretended to
be clueless and asked, “What did this wife do?”
She truly doesn’t know what she did wrong. She haven’t even seen Long Xiao Nan
yet, so how would she know if his illness truly recurred or not? So what if she did
know what happened? They have no proof anyways.
The Empress Dowager asked her right away about her crimes instead of asking her
for the reasons. She would not give the Empress Dowager a chance to pull her
down. Do they really think that she was clay and easy to manipulate? When
something or someone gets urgent, they will fight back. Although the Empress
Dowager had a really high status and she wouldn’t be able to do anything to her
physically, she could still mess and joke with her.
The Empress Dowager’s eyes flashed by a senses of anger, and she coldly said,
“You have lied to us first and kept the information from us next. You opened up
Long Xiao Nan’s brain without any permission. Since you did cure his illness last
time, and he was in a fine condition, I didn’t punish you. However, now that his
illness has recurred, are you still trying to tell me that you don’t know what you have
Mu Zi Ling, you really do have great courage. I would like to see how long you are
able to keep your mouth shut today. I have waited for so long, and I finally came
across this chance. I will not let you off so easily this time.
Mu Zi Ling innocently blinked her eyes and asked again, “What crimes did this wife
She wouldn’t be able to win the Empress Dowager today anyways. Plus, the
Empress Dowager wouldn’t let her go just because she lowered her voice and
begged for forgiveness. Even if the Empress Dowager would let her go if she
lowered her voice and begged for forgiveness, she wouldn’t know how to do it.
Since she wasn’t able to win, and she doesn’t know how to eg or forgiveness, then
she would just mess and joke with the Empress Dowager. She would have to fight
with the Empress Dowager until death. She’ll still feel good about herself if she
could anger the Empress Dowager before she dies.
The Empress Dowager’s expressions changed, and she angrily yelled, “How dare
you Mu Zi Ling. Just the fact that you dared to open up a Prince’s head means
that you have already violated the disrespectful rule. Then lying to the Royal Family
means that you have violated the rules, by deceiving the Emperor. However, you
dare to say that you didn’t commit any crimes?
The Empress Dowager has never thought that Mu Zi Ling would still be so
righteous and calm even when she was right at death’s door. Even in this situation,
Mu Zi Ling was able to look and talk to her calmly without any signs of fear.
At the end, she still underestimated Mu Zi Ling. This Mu Zi Ling sure has great
Mu Zi Ling made a shocked and terrified expression on her face as she continued to
blink innocently and foolishly ask, “How could this wife commit any of those crimes?”
Mu Zi Ling was not rushing the Empress Dowager at all. If she was going to die soon,
then she might as well make this worth it.
If you’re not satisfied, then come bite me!
“You….” The Empress Dowager was angered to the point of her chest moving up
and down and not even being able to speak out words.
At this moment, the “good” Empress came into the conversation to help. She
elegantly stood up and walked towards the Empress Dowager. Then she tried to
calm the Empress Dowager down by saying, “Mother, please calm down. Ling’er is
still young and doesn’t know the rules, so we just have to teach them to her.
The Empress Dowager’s breath calmed down, and she doesn’t even feel angry
anymore after hearing the words that the Empress has said. It was as if waking up
from a dream, regaining one’s consciousness in a split second.
Mu Zi Ling was not touched by the Empress’s kind words at all. She secretly rolled
her eyes towards the Empress. She was little? She has already lived for two
lifetimes, yet she was little? She has already married, yet she was little?
At her age in the ancient time, people probably already have countless kids crawling
on the floor. Was this Empress blind?
As for the teaching her part that the Empress has said, she really wonders how the
Empress would “teach” her.
Now, the Empress Dowager’s mouth curved up into a smile and she softly called
out, “Lin mama.”
“This servant understands.” replied Lin mama treacherously. Then she pulled out
something from her embrace and started to walk over to Mu Zi Ling.
Mu Zi Ling turned around to see the thing that Lin mama was holding, and she finally
understood what the Empress means by “Teach”.
Her expressions suddenly changed, and she was scared to the point of being
dumbfounded. Now she was truly scared.
Oh god, this “teach” sure is really cruel. It could really cause someone to die...