Chapter 553: Angered To Death?
In the pitch-black night, the maid’s voice clearly carried far away.
In an instant, the entire palace was startled.
The next morning.
In the Queen Dowager’s palace.
A corpse lay on the ground. Princess Consort Luo’s eyes were wide open, which signified that she had died with a lingering grievance.
The Queen Dowager glanced at it. After that, she immediately waved her hand and had someone cover it with a white cloth.
King Jing Zhen, with a pale face, sat at the lower seat beside the Queen
Dowager. Shen Ruojing then supported Shen Qianhui to sit on a seat lower than Jing Zhen.
At this moment, the sound of chaotic footsteps approached as Princess Consort Yan rushed in with panic. “Royal mother-in-law, as soon as I opened the door to my palace this morning, I heard that something had happened to Princess Consort Luo. What happened to her? .
As her words reached this point, Princess Consort Yan saw Princess Consort Luo lying on the ground and was immediately frightened. She exclaimed and then covered her chest, “How, how could this be?”
Princess Consort Yan swallowed. “Sister Princess Consort Luo was the youngest among the three of us, only in her twenties. How could something like this happen?
The Queen Dowager slapped the sofa. “How could this happen? I want to ask you the same thing! Is this how you manage the inner palace?”
Princess Consort Yan’s eyes reddened. “Mother, I heard that last night, King
Jing Zhen was called over by Princess Consort Shen due to her stomach pain. After that, Princess Consort Luo couldn’t bear the humiliation and rushed to the King’s palace. However, King Jing Zhen was worried about her waking
Princess Consort Shen and asked her to speak in a softer voice. As a result,
Sister Princess Consort Luo… was angered to death.”
Angered to death…
This was the conclusion given by the royal physicians of country A.
Shen Ruojing had also checked Princess Consort Luo’s pulse, and she had indeed died from anger.
Shen Ruojing narrowed her eyes and pursed her lips.
Upon hearing Princess Consort Yan’s words, the Queen Dowager immediately looked at Shen Qianhui. Her gaze sharpened, but when she scanned Shen Qianhui’s abdomen, she said nothing.
Seeing this, Princess Consort Yan quickly changed the subject. ‘Princess Consort Luo’s temper was really too fiery. It’s true that women feel very uncomfortable during the first three months of pregnancy. She was really…
After she finished speaking, Princess Consort Yan looked at Princess Consort
Luo’s butler. “Why didn’t any of you persuade Princess Consort Luo?”
Princess Consort Luo’s butler burst into tears. “We wanted to persuade her, but Princess Consort Luo had a terrible temper. She would easily hit people in the palace, and we couldn’t stop her…
The other maids also started crying.
At this moment, Shen Ruojing stood on the high platform, coldly watching everything below.
Princess Consort Luo had clearly told the butler everything last night, but at this moment, the butler didn’t mention a word.
Shen Ruojing’s gaze then shifted between the butler and Princess Consort Yan before finally lowering her eyes.
It seemed that Princess Consort Yan had been cautious of Princess Consort Luo for a long time.
However, Princess Consort Luo’s death was too coincidental.
Just when she was about to reveal the truth and bring down both Princess Consort Ji and the Yan family, she suddenly died.
No matter how one looked at it, this matter carried an unusual air.
Hence, Shen Ruojing narrowed her eyes.
Just then, the sound of resolute footsteps came from the entrance, followed by a middle-aged couple rushing in.
Upon seeing the body on the ground, the woman hurriedly threw herself onto it, shouting, “Luo Sha, Luo Sha! Sha Sha! Wake up, wake up!”
The woman cried and sobbed, “My daughter, how could you have died?” Mother Luo could not hold back her tears.
The head of the Luo family then looked at the Queen Dowager and King Jing Zhen. “Your Majesty, Your Highness, you must give our Luo family an explanation for this matter! I heard early on that someone in the harem has become arrogant due to favoritism, going to my daughter’s palace in the middle of the night to snatch people. It was then that I learned that Luo Sha had been angered to death… Although Sha Sha’s temper was a bit bad, it was impossible for such an accident to occur if she hadn’t been truly enraged!”
The matter of ‘Luo Sha being angered to death” seemed quite ordinary in the palace.
After all, Princess Consort Luo was famous for her temper.
It was said that before she got married, she had been spoiled to the point of not knowing her place, often bullying others. However, Shen Ruojing was well aware that young people were less likely to die of anger due to emotional agitation, while this situation was more common among the elderly.
Mother Luo immediately cried out, “My daughter, your death is too wrongful! Too wrongful!”
She cried and knelt on the ground. “Your Highness the Queen Dowager, you must stand up for my daughter! The Luo family has never experienced such humiliation in all these years!”
The Queen Dowager was silent for a moment and then looked at Princess Consort Yan.
Princess Consort Yan immediately said, “Head of the Luo family, I am also saddened by Sister Princess Consort Luo’s death, but the dead cannot be revived, so please restrain your grief. However, this matter is not really related to Princess Consort Shen. After all, she has just become pregnant, and it’s normal for her to feel unwell and panicked. Calling the King back is quite normal…’
Just as these words were spoken, Mother Luo shouted, “What do you mean it’s unrelated? She’s not an innocent young girl anymore. She’s of such an age and still got pregnant; how could she lack experience? She did it on purpose! Your Highness the Queen Dowager, are you just going to let a woman from China step all over the Luo family’s dignity like this?”
The head of the Luo family also had swollen bloodshot eyes, apparently distressed upon hearing the news.
He stared at the Queen Dowager. “Your Highness, when Luo Sha’s siblings and uncles heard the news, they were all furious and wanted to come to the palace to demand an explanation. I held them back, saying that Your Highness would definitely stand up for us. I believe that you won’t let us down!”
His stance was very strong, and the meaning in his words was even more obvious: if they couldn’t get an explanation, the Luo family would become restless!
In this era, with advanced information technology, the heads of the three major families in Country A had long since abandoned the slavish mindset.
They simply wanted to maintain a peaceful coexistence with the royal family.
The Luo family controlled the military of the country. So, if this matter wasn’t handled properly, there would be no way to make amends.
Just then, the Queen Dowager’s butler hurriedly walked over and directly handed her an iPad. ‘Your Highness, this incident is now in the news, and many journalists are gathered outside the palace, waiting for the royal family to announce the outcome.”
In this age of information explosion, the actions of the royal family were even more magnified.
On Princess Consort Shen’s first day in Country A, she stirred up trouble in the middle of the night, calling the King back from Princess Consort Luo’s palace, resulting in Princess Consort Luo’s death from anger. The news had spread across Country A in an instant!
The people of Country A were furious, and one by one, they condemned Princess Consort Shen.
Under the pressure of public opinion and with the coercion from the head of the Luo family…
The Queen Dowager looked at Shen Qianhui, knowing that she had to give them an explanation today.
If the royal family’s scandal were left unaddressed, or if they were to shield Shen Qianhui, how would outsiders respect the royal family?
Seeing that the Queen Dowager was about to speak, Shen Ruojing quickly said, “1 have something to say!’