Chapter 319 May I Have a Word with You
Entering the room with a sullen face, Mo Huating looked at the miserable-looking Wei Qiufu. The collapsed stool was still on the ground with the long white silk cloth hanging beside it. In addition, Wei Qiufu, whose face was drenched with tears, became the most appealing in the room.
However, for some reason, Mo Huating saw a piece of clothing that hid behind the screen.
Wei Qiufu’s and Wei Yuewu’s maids were in the room, so Mo Huating knew that the piece of clothing belonged to Wei Yuewu. At the thought of this, he narrowed his profound eyes.
“Fourth Miss Wei, are you…” Mo Huating frowned and asked.
“I-I am fine. I accidentally knocked over the…” Wei Qiufu wiped the tears on her face with a handkerchief and sobbed in a secretive manner.
Anything that happened in the Palace could spread like wildfire. Moreover, Mo Huating worked as the imperial guard in the Palace, so he was aware of the Heiress-apparent of Prince Nan’an’s accident.
He heard that this matter was related to Fourth Miss Wei, and the scene in front of him proved this point. He immediately kept a straight face and reported, “Please don’t think too much about it. The heiress-apparent should be fine.”
“She’s fine? Really?” Hearing the news of Wei Fengyao, Wei Qiufu stood up excitedly, ignoring the tears on her face.
“Yes. It’s just that her arm is injured, so she needs to take a good rest.” Mo Huating nodded, looked around and asked, “Where is Marquis Hua Yang?”
He came here to meet Wei Luowen.
“Eldest Uncle left, just before you came, Marquis Jing Yuan.” Wei Qiufu was overjoyed. At this moment, she was truly happy, and she breathed a sigh of relief in her heart.
Since Wei Fengyao was fine, she could relax a bit, although she had planned for the worst when she staged the suicide attempt.
“Is Sixth Young Lady here?” Mo Huating pondered for a moment and asked, looking straight at the screen.
When he asked this, his gaze fell on the screen again. Even though Wei Yuewu did not want to see him, she could not hide at this time. Her watery eyes were slightly raised, and a cold smile appeared on her face. Did Mo Huating come to see her? This was really surprising!
“Sixth Younger Sister…” Wei Qiufu turned her head and called out towards the screen.
“Marquis Jing Yuan, may I know what’s the occasion of you coming here?” After stepping out of the screen, Wei Yuewu bowed to Mo Huating and asked in an undaunted manner.
“Sixth Miss Wei, His Majesty sent me here to ask Marquis Hua Yang a few questions. Since he has left the Palace, you can do it on his behalf.”
After that, Mo Huating took a deep look at Wei Yuewu and smiled slightly. “May I have a word with you, please?”
Looking at the current situation in Wei Qiufu’s room, Wei Yuewu nodded. It was indeed not suitable to talk here.
“Marquis Jing Yuan, please come with me!” Wei Yuewu nodded, turned around, and walked out. Jin Ling followed closely behind.
After walking a few steps out of Wei Qiufu’s room, Wei Yuewu stopped and turned to Mo Huating, who followed her out. “What do you want to talk about, Marquis Jing Yuan?”
Mo Huating looked at the corridor. It was actually not a good place to talk, but it could avoid unwanted suspicion since they stood openly in the corridor where everyone could see them. He was a little irritated, but he could not say anything about it.
“What do you think about Marquis Hua Yang marrying another woman?” Mo Huating cut to the chase as he stood still and looked up at Wei Yuewu.
“Don’t you think I’m not the one you should talk to regarding this matter? My grandmother is currently staying in the mansion of Marquis Hua Yang.” Wei Yuewu raised her beautiful eyes and glanced at Mo Huating as she spoke indifferently.
All the while, The marriage of a child was decided by parents, not the other way around.
“Previously, His Majesty had asked Marquis Hua Yang about this matter. He said that he didn’t want to upset you and was worried that you wouldn’t like the idea. He even said that he would discuss it with you. So, when His Majesty heard that he was with you, he sent me here to meet him, but well, he had already left. His Majesty was still waiting for my return, so I have to ask you personally.”
Mo Huating looked at Wei Yuewu with a complicated expression, his thin lips tightly pursed.
Who would have thought that Wei Luowen had not really abandoned this daughter after ignoring her for so many years?
If he had known how important Wei Yuewu was to Wei Luowen, so much so that he even had to discuss his marriage with her, he would not have been so ruthless at that time and wanted to kill her just for the sake of being together with Wei Yan.
Everyone had underestimated Wei Yuewu’s importance in Wei Luowen’s heart. At this time, he was even secretly glad that he did not succeed in assassinating her. If Wei Yuewu had really died at that time and he asked to marry Wei Yan again, Wei Luowen would not have given his consent. In fact, Wei Luowen would have even blamed everything on him.
Since Mo Huating asked this question on behalf of His Majesty, Wei Yuewu answered frankly, “I can’t make the decision on my father’s matter. Everything will be according to his wishes!”
After what happened today and Xie Qingzhao’s hint that Concubine Dong had tried to harm her in secret, she believed that her father would reconsider his thought of making Concubine Dong his official wife.
Sometimes, she needed to prick the needles on the skin one by one. The person would not feel pain at first, but when she started to feel it, it was already too late…
“Sixth Young Lady, don’t you want to express your opinion?” Mo Huating hesitated for a moment before asking.
“I have none.” Wei Yuewu shook her head, but her heart was filled with doubt. She wondered why the virtuous Emperor would treat her father so well, so much so that he even asked for her father’s consent regarding the marriage.
“Sixth Young Lady, are you sure you don’t have any objections, even if Concubine Dong takes the position as Marquise Hua Yang?” Looking at the calm and emotionless Wei Yuewu, Mo Huating changed his expression and snorted coldly.
For some reason, he wanted to destroy the tranquility in her eyes. How could she be so calm after seeing him as if they had never met before?
“Concubine Dong? You know so much about us!” Wei Yuewu smirked. “Did someone tell you about my family’s affairs?”
“Ever since Madam passed away, Marquis Hua Yang hasn’t been married. Although Concubine Dong is a concubine, she is no different from Marquise Hua Yang. Everyone knows about it. In fact, I heard that it is only a matter of time before she becomes the official wife. Your Third Elder Sister is probably waiting to become a legitimate daughter, and that’s why she hasn’t decided on the marriage.”
Mo Huating frowned, but his words were aggressive. He analyzed the situation of Marquis Hua Yang’s family affairs clearly.
Everyone knew about it?
Wei Yuewu sneered. Sure enough, Concubine Dong was very influential outside. In fact, she might even have the support of some people by the Emperor’s side. That explained why the Emperor had asked her father’s opinion when he wanted to bestow the marriage. Concubine Dong was actually able to do this. Indeed, she was not an ordinary concubine.
Similarly, this showed that Concubine Dong was scheming and forbearing.
She wanted to be Marquise Hua Yang for so long. After killing her mother, she could actually endure for so many years, like a poisonous snake waiting for an opportunity to attack in the dark.
“Everyone knows about it? But I don’t, and my father has never talked to me about it. However, these are our family affairs. I don’t think it’s any of your business. I believe that His Majesty would not be interested in a concubine,” she expressed her thoughts clearly while looking at Mo Huating aloofly.
Then, she tightly bowed and denoted, “I’m not feeling so well, so I will take my leave first.”
As she spoke, she directly turned around and slowly walked toward her room under Mo Huating’s angry and irritated glare. When she walked to the window between the two rooms, she smiled coldly as she saw that the curtains on Wei Qiufu’s side moved slightly.
As expected, Wei Qiufu was hiding behind the curtains and peeking…
The door was heavily closed behind her, shutting Mo Huating’s gaze outside the door. He withdrew his deep gaze and looked at Wei Qiufu’s window. From his angle, he had already seen that a corner of the curtains had been slightly lifted.
Then, his gaze fell on Wei Yuewu’s room and the tightly closed door.
A faint smile appeared on his lips. Then, he turned around and prepared to report back.
He missed his chance now, but it didn’t mean there was no chance in the future. When he succeeded, this petite and lofty young lady would be his…
“Marquis Jing Yuan, our Miss has something to ask you.” Ming Yan quietly stood at the door, looked at Mo Huating outside the door, and bowed deeply.
“What is it?” Mo Huating withdrew his gaze and looked at Ming Yan, the corners of his eyebrows slightly raised.
“It’s about the heiress-apparent. Our Miss is worried about her injury, so she wants to know more about her condition, lest she can’t be at ease. If you’re free, can you please tell her more about the heiress-apparent’s situation? I’m afraid that she will…” At this point, Ming Yan almost broke out into tears, and she choked with sobs.
“Alright!” Since she had said so, Mo Huating had to go in and check Wei Qiufu out. After all, her reaction just now was very weird. She looked like she attempted suicide in vain. The death of a young lady of an aristocratic family in the Palace would be a big deal!
“Miss, Fourth Young Lady was peeking through the window just now!” When Wei Yuewu entered the room, Jin Ling reported.
Jin Ling’s hearing had always been better than ordinary people’s, so she could sense Wei Qiufu’s movements in the room and heard Ming Yan’s words from the ajar door.
“Of course, she would eavesdrop. She has always been more attentive to people and things that she can use as tools!” Grinning playfully, Wei Yuewu sat down on the chair and raised her gaze.
“Fourth Young Lady wants to make use of Marquis Jing Yuan?” Jin Ling asked in puzzlement as she did not understand Wei Yuewu’s meaning.
“In the imperial palace, Mo Huating is much more useful than the others,” Wei Yue conferred.
As the commander of the Imperial Guards, Mo Huating was a convenient tool to do something in the Palace.
“Are you saying that Fourth Young Lady wants to make use of Marquis Jing Yuan?” Jin Ling was astounded.
“Of course, but it’s not easy to convince him at all.” Wei Yuewu blinked, and the light reflected in her beautiful eyes.
Wei Yuewu hadn’t figured out why Mo Huating wanted to kill her. She had investigated for so long but had no clue, but Mo Huating knew.
This meant that Mo Huating was not an easy person. If Wei Qiufu thought that she could make use of Mo Huating like she did with Xie Qingzhao, she was horribly wrong.
“Miss, the heir-apparent asked me to pass this to you.” Something suddenly crossed Jin Ling’s mind at this moment. She retrieved a note from her pocket and handed it to Wei Yuewu.
Wei Yuewu took it, and her expression changed when she saw it…