Song Qingshu controlled his speed intentionally, so that Wu Sangui and his party could catch up. The two groups of people didn’t say much, and went straight to Anfu Garden.
Not long after rushing into Anfu Garden, the group was stopped by Fuk’anggan’s men, “Who are you?”
It was indeed Fuk’anggan’s subordinate, Wu Sangui’s heart sank, and he rushed forward, “Is Fuk’anggan in there?”
Recognizing Wu Sangui’s face, Fuk’anggan’s men were startled, knowing that they might be in for a big disaster today, he quickly said with a smile, “It turns out that it is King Pingxi, and the servant will send someone to inform Young Lord to come out to greet you.” After speaking, he motioned for the person next to him to run in and report the letter.
“No need!” Song Qingshu shouted in a deep voice, flicking his wrist, he sucked the man back and threw him aside, “Tie him up first!”
After hesitating for a long time, looking at the strong two-way troops on the opposite side, Fuk’anggan’s men gave up on their intent to intercept, and had to pray that the people inside would get the news and quickly clean up the mess.
Yu Zhenzi and Tian Guinong were sitting in the courtyard and laughing when they suddenly found a large group of people suddenly rushing in. They quickly picked up their weapons and stood guard in front of the door.
“Yu Zhenzi, Tian Guinong, is Fuk’anggan in the room?” Thinking that the princess bestowed to him by the emperor might be defiled in the room, Wu Yingxiong’s lungs were about to explode, and he came out of the crowd and asked.
“Don’t get me wrong, Prince, he is just drinking and chatting with the princess.” Yu Zhenzi quickly explained.
“Don’t! Hmm~” At this time, a raspy female voice suddenly came from inside. After hearing that kind of unique gasp, how could the men present still not understand what was happening?
Song Qingshu’s face changed greatly, and he rushed over first, Yu Zhenzi hurriedly reached out to stop him, but he was hit by Song Qingshu several meters away. He kicked the door open, and the situation in the room suddenly fell into the eyes of everyone.
Fuk’anggan found that the princess’ resistance was getting weaker and weaker, and judged that she was just pretending to be reserved. And even though he heard the pleading in her voice, he didn’t care much. When he thought about her identity he felt a special sense of breaking a taboo.
When the door of the room was kicked open, Fuk’anggan was lying on top of the princess, and he saw everyone in the courtyard. His mind suddenly woke up from the haze and confusion, and he saw the princess below him clearly.
He immediately realized that what happened today absolutely left him with no way out. If he continued to stay here, he might not be able to save his life. As a military marshal of Liaodong, Fuk’anggan made a decisive decision and immediately called his subordinates to cover his escape, “Go!”
After speaking, he jumped out from the other side of the window. Song Qingshu did not stop him, but quickly stepped forward and pulled the quilt over Jianning’s body. “This official was too late to rescue, and I hope the princess will forgive me!”
Unexpectedly, Jianning didn’t even look at him, but kept staring at Wei Xiaobao at the door, her eyes terribly calm. (G: At that moment Wei Xiaobao knew that he was fu*ked!)
“Fu*k!” Wu Yingxiong, who has always been a gentleman, couldn’t help but curse out loud, thinking that his wife who had never visited the door was actually given by another man, and he was still in front of so many people. In the voice, “Follow me!” After saying hello to the personal guards, they are ready to chase in the direction of Fuk’anggan’s escape.
“Come back!” Wu Sangui also had a headache at the moment. He thought it was just a play by Wei Xiaobao and others, but he didn’t expect that Fuk’anggan really got into the princess’ bed.
“Father!” Wu Yingxiong glanced anxiously at Wu Sangui.
Wu Sangui knew that Fuk’anggan had defiled the princess, and it was clear for all to see. He couldn’t hide it if he tried to cover it up. It was definitely a crime of death penalty. If Wu Yingxiong caught him, he couldn’t kill him himself, nor could he let him go.
If he didn’t kill the culprit, the whole world would see Wu Sangui as a joke. He had hundreds of thousands of troops, and his daughter-in-law had been defiled by another. If he killed Fuk’anggan, he would definitely tear his face off with Prince Bao. Fuk’anggan was Prince Bao’s most beloved son, and Hongli would definitely raise troops to avenge him. During the fight between the snipe and the clam, the one who would reap the benefit was Kangxi in the capital.
The more he thought about it, the more he felt that it was one of Kangxi’s schemes, but seeing was believing, and Wu Sangui had to admit that it was also possible that Fuk’anggan was just fascinated.
Ake on the side had tears in her eyes. She covered her mouth and looked at everything in front of her in disbelief. Princess Jianning’s pear petals were flooding, and the torn clothes all over the place clearly showed that it was Fuk’anggan who used coercion. Fuk’anggan’s splendid image in her heart completely collapsed. (G: pear petals were flooding…I’ll leave that to your imagination.)
“I will never marry such a shameless and filthy person!” Leaving such a sentence, Ake ran out while crying.
But at this moment no one had the time to talk to her. Wu Sangui came out with a stubborn pair of eyes, glanced around the guards in the scene, touched his nose, and said, “Today’s matter, if this king hears a trace outside. If there are any rumors, no matter who discloses it, this king will send all of you to the underworld.”
The guards looked at each other in dismay, with a chill in their hearts, and quickly replied, “Yes!”
“What does King Pingxi mean?” Song Qingshu had already walked out, and said with coldness in his voice, “The princess has been humiliated so much, and the lord doesn’t want to bring the culprit to justice, but wants to cover up the truth?”
This time even Wu Yingxiong felt the same, and stared angrily at his father.
“Uh, it’s inconvenient to speak here, this king has something important to discuss with the two lords.” Wu Sangui’s face twitched, he approached Song Qingshu and Wei Xiaobao, and whispered.
Song Qingshu looked back at the princess, gritted his teeth and said, “Okay, please come with me.” After that, he led him to a nearby room.
“Master Song, you have full authority to handle this matter yourself. Wei Xiaobao will stay here, and This Palace (běn gōng) has something to tell him.” At that moment, Princess Jianning’s voice came over from behind.
Wei Xiaobao secretly complained, knowing that Jianning would definitely throw a tantrum, he hurriedly looked at Song Qingshu for help.
“The princess is frightened. It’s better for Lord Wei to stay and comfort her.” Hearing Song Qingshu’s voice, Wei Xiaobao felt aggrieved at the fact that he had to stay in the princess’ room.
“Everyone will go outside. No one is allowed to leave Anfu Garden without the orders of me and the lord.” Walking out of the door, seeing the courtyard crowded with people, Song Qingshu frowned and drove the guards out.
Yang Yi, the commander of the guards at the Pingxi palace, saw Wu Sangui nodding secretly, and quickly commanded his men and the guards in front of him to leave the courtyard where the princess was, and waited outside of Anfu Garden .
Song Qingshu brought Prince Pingxi and his son to another room, and said in a deep voice, “May I know if Your Highness has any advice?”
Wu Sangui said, “What shouldn’t happen now has happened. Now, we should think about how to minimize the impact of this incident. If Fuk’anggan is arrested with great fanfare and the news is spread out, this scandal will inevitably affect the image of the imperial family.”
“Also, Prince Bao holds hundreds of thousands of troops and has been defending the empire from Mongolia in the north for a long time. If we kill Fuk’anggan without authorization, and that leads to Prince Bao’s rebellion, it would really not be a blessing for the Qing Dynasty. Presumably the emperor does not want to see such a situation.”
“Could it be that we should just let Fuk’anggan go?” Song Qingshu sneered, “Something has already happened to the princess, and we didn’t know that Fuk’anggan was in Shanhaiguan beforehand. You can’t escape from this responsibility.”
“Of course I won’t let Fuk’anggan go!” Wu Sangui was full of grievances after being questioned by him like this, thinking that they were the biggest victims here. He really “Lost his wife and lost his army”, and he still had to explain, ” We will stabilize the situation first, and then leave it to the emperor to decide. No matter what he plans to do with Fuk’anggan, our Pingxi palace will definitely stand on the emperor’s side.” (G: Losing at both ends.)
Wu Sangui thought to himself, ‘As long as I can kick this hot potato to Kangxi to solve it, I can sit on the mountain and watch the tigers fight. Then reap the benefits afterwards!’
At that moment, there was a sudden loud noise from the princess’s courtyard. Not long after, a guard rushed over in panic, “The Princess, she… she killed Lord Wei, and committed suicide by taking poison.”
Today’s lesson: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Honestly, I feel a little bad for Jianning. Yes she was a little abusive and perverted, but she was very devoted towards only one man, Wei Xiaobao. In the original novel, she was actually one of Wei Xiaobao’s seven wives. Too bad Wei Xiaobao is not the protagonist here and doesn’t have a plot armor.
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