Chapter 845 Don’t Blame The Emperor
However, if she could hire someone from the House of Swallow Snow to kill Weiwei, she was clearly a vicious and ruthless person.
Thank goodness Weiwei was all right, or else Ling Lihua would make the entire Ji Family pay.
Naturally, Ji Qingyuan sensed that she was keeping something from him, and he could not help but wonder if Ling Lihua had met Huiler before.
The others sensed it too, but the Dowager Duchess and Lu Hetian remained quiet. They planned to ask Lihua after the Ji Family left. After sitting and listening to the adults’ conversation for a while, Ji Lingxiu grew bored and made an excuse to leave Longevity Hall.
She strolled around and eventually arrived at the Grand Duke Mansion’s plum garden.
There were many plum trees planted in it. All of them were now in full bloom, and their unique fragrance could be smelled from afar.
She stood there for a while, and just when she was about to leave, she caught sight of a figure standing under a plum tree.
After pondering for a moment, she made her way over.
Just then, Lu Liangwei turned and saw her. She was surprised, but she did not say anything.
Ji Lingxiu curtsied to her at once. “Greetings, Your Highness.”
“Rise.” Lu Liangwei smiled faintly, her tone light.
Ji Lingxiu was suddenly at a loss for words.
Looking at Lu Liangwei’s calm expression, she was suddenly a little ashamed of her disrespectful and reckless behavior in the past.
Seeing her hesitating to speak, Lu Liangwei said, “Just say what you want to say.” Ji Lingxiu was startled. “You…you don’t hate me?” Lu Liangwei touched a plum blossom on the branch gently and shot her a glance. “Do you want to hear the truth?” Ji Lingxiu sulked. “Never mind. I don’t want to hear it.”
“At least you’re somewhat self-aware.”
“You…” Ji Lingxiu glared at her, gritting her teeth. “Lu Liangwei, you’ve gotten even more annoying than before.”
Lu Liangwei was unbothered. “Then what are you doing here?”
Ji Lingxiu was speechless.
After a long while, she said deflatedly, “The truth is, I’ve been thinking a lot recently…”
Lu Liangwei did not speak.
However, Ji Lingxiu did not bother and continued, “My sister really loved the Emperor, but because she couldn’t have him, she ended up losing herself…”
What she did not say was – although her sister could not get out of bed, she would curse Lu Liangwei with all kinds of profanity every day, and only their father would tolerate her behavior.
Ji Lingxiu would get annoyed every time she heard her sister’s curses, but when she saw her sister’s miserable state, she could not bring herself to scold her.
She could only turn a blind eye and keep her distance from her.
She had not stepped into her sister’s courtyard for a long time.
It was because she did not want to see her sister’s hideous expression when she cursed Lu Liangwei.
She could not understand how her father could still be brave enough to come to the Grand Duke Mansion after seeing her sister’s behavior.
Lu Liangwei remained silent, but it seemed that Ji Lingxiu only wanted a listener.
“My sister used to be so kind she couldn’t even bear to step on an ant, but because of the Emperor, she became like this…”
Hearing this, Lu Liangwei snickered. “Don’t blame the Emperor. Your sister only became like this because of herself and not anyone else.”
Ji Lingxiu frowned. “But if it weren’t for her unrequited love for the Emperor, she wouldn’t have ended up like this.”
Lu Liangwei laughed and said incredulously, “You still think it’s the Emperor’s fault, don’t you? But did it ever occur to you that your sister had brought everything on herself?”