A Mistaken Marriage Match: Mysteries in the Imperial Harem - chapter-20
Mysteries in the Imperial Harem: Chapter 20
Chapter 20: Keep on Living (Part 1)
The old man left like that and Qing Feng was brought back to the prison
cell. Sitting by the cell door, Qing Feng stared straight at the small
window that was shrouded in rays. This was the only place where one can
see the world outside. At this moment, the sun should be setting but
unfortunately this small window was unable to bring the warmth into the
ice cold prison cell. The spring sun set but it was still cold and dark,
as if portraying her mood at the moment.
Huang Jiao? What is his purpose for coming today? Who sent him here? Yan
Hong Tian place her here so that she can self-destruct or was it to kill
the chicken to warn the monkey? Was Eldest Sister safe and sound and will
Yan Hong Tian let her off? Can Lou Xi Yan able to protect her thoroughly?
There were countless of questions and concerns that Qing Feng could not
help but be overwhelmed by a sense of powerlessness.
Footsteps were once again heard outside the door. Qing Feng immediately
shifted off to the side, afraid that the cell door will suddenly open and
hit her. Her body now is so weak that it cannot tolerate another round of
The warden stopped in front of the cell but did not open the door. He
only used the small opening at the bottom of the cell door to place a
bowl of ink black soup on the floor and ordered, â€œQuickly drink.â€
What is this? Qing Feng quickly pick the bowl up to inspect. The dark
soup was blacker than ink and when she bend down to smell, a strong
herbal flavour with a slight fishy smell rose. This should be a bowl of
medication. Is this sent by Huang Jiao? He left without a word and
specially sent over medication. What exactly is his intention? Qing Feng
thought about the blood she vomited in the afternoon and the female weird
reaction. Could it be that someone was poisoned to death in front of her?
â€œHeyâ€¦â€ Qing Feng called out gently towards the other side of the
prison cell and in the dark corner, the shadow moved towards the deeper
This medicineâ€¦ Is it poison? Staring at the ink-black medicinal soup,
Qing Feng closed her cold eyes and with a flick of her wrist, all the
medicine from the bowl was splashed onto the corner of the stone wall.
The ink-black medication slowly flowed down the stone wall as the
medication smell filled the small cell and lingered for a long time.
The Imperial Gardens
The sun gradually set dyeing the entire sky red and the warm light
shining onto the flowers, adding a layer of golden colour to the spring
bloom with the dewy moisture, at this moment the flowers are indeed
enchanting. Nothing more beautiful can be imagined of the Imperial
Gardens scenery but it is a waste that not everyone is eligible to
admire. And for those who could pick the flowers as they wish at this
location were even fewer.
Beside the alluring peony, there was a purple-clad female who was holding
a pair of scissors, carefully cutting a batch of early opened peonies.
That beautiful face had a faint smile and there was a white jaded palace
placard indicating that she was not an ordinary palace maid but a female
attendant. In the Palace, only mistresses ranked Concubine (second-ranked
palace lady) and above will then be able to have female attendants beside
them. Although an attendant is still a servant, but in the Palace, their
position is higher than that of normal Talents (fifth-ranked palace lady)
and Beauties (fourth-ranked palace lady).
A lower ranked palace maid was holding a basket of flowers and standing
behind a purple clad female. She carefully look at her surroundings and
confirm that there were only two of them in the huge garden before
leaning forward to whisper, â€œOlder sister Shui Xin, I heard that this
afternoon Imperial Physician Huang went to diagnose Qing Feng.â€
While cutting the next pale pink peony, Shui Xin asked, â€œWhich Imperial
Huang Jiao? Shui Xinâ€™s pruning hands pause a moment and a sense of
uncertainty flashed across her eyes. â€œWho help her to call for the
Imperial Physician?â€ Huang Jiao was the Imperial Physician for the late
Emperor, his medical skills were superb and he won the Empress
Dowagerâ€™s and Emperorâ€™s trusts. Usually he would only be at home
researching medicine and rarely did house calls. Who was able to request
him to treat Qing Feng? Could it be the Emperorâ€¦
Although Shui Xinâ€™s face have yet to changed but the smile on her lips
have gradually disappeared. Yi Yue quickly replied, â€œThis servant did
inquire and know that it was not the Emperor who sent him over. However
this servant did not know who requested Imperial Physician Huang to treat
Not the Emperor? Yi Yueâ€™s words did not alleviate Shui Xinâ€™s face but
made her brows knitted tightly together, â€œWhat sickness is she
â€œAfter Imperial Physician Huang took her pulse, he left in a haste and
did not say anything. The medication that was sent over was brewed
personally by Imperial Physician Huang. Thus I do not know what
medication it was, much less what kind of sickness she is suffering
from.â€ Yi Yue slightly lowered her head and cautiously peered Shui
Xinâ€™s reaction, not daring to even breath louder. Older sister Shui Xin
is the Empressâ€™s favourite attendant, if she felt that the work she
done was lacking, then her future in the Palace will not be well any more.
Shui Xin gently raise her hand and faintly replied, â€œYou can retreat
â€œYesâ€ Yi Yue was secretly relieved, she place the basket of flowers
down and respectfully bowed before quickly leaving.
The purple figure still continued to slowly arrange the cut flowers,
without changing her smile but her mind was preoccupied. This Qing Feng
is not a simple person. She only entered the Palace for a short period
and was now banished to the Imperial Prisons but she was able to get
Huang Jiao to go over for medical treatment. Just who was helping her
secretly and what kind of sickness is she suffering from?
So so coldâ€¦
The bone chilling cold made the body felt like it has been soak in the
cold sea waters. Qing Feng tightly curled herself up but was still unable
to retain any warm. The chill spread throughout her body from her heart
to her limbs. Her consciousness gradually got blur, if she were to
continue to sleep, all the cold, hunger and pain will leave her.
This isâ€¦ Mo-er voice? Qing Feng heart seized up violently. Mo-er fear
the dark the most. It is so dark here and so cold. How could she
tolerated it? Mo-erâ€¦ Where are you?
â€œSecond Sisterâ€¦â€ An uncertain voice sounded from the distant, yet
it seems close by her ears. Qing Feng thought of it and wanted to find
her but she was not able to move her body. Regardless of how hard she
struggled, her limbs was not cooperating.
â€œFeng-er. Feng-erâ€¦ Quickly save meâ€¦â€
â€œSecond Sister, pain, my face is so painfulâ€¦ Save me!â€
Eldest Sisterâ€™s and Mo-erâ€™s cries for help were constantly ringing by
her ears. Qing Fengâ€™s heart was torn with anxiety as she struggled and
use all her energy to shout, â€œMo-er!â€ Qing Feng opened her eyes and
there was only darkness around her. Qing Feng desperately crawled up and
listened carefully. Except for the prison guardsâ€™ footsteps outside the
door, she could not hear anything else. This was still the cold prison,
there is no Mo-er or Eldest Sisterâ€¦
Just nowâ€¦ Was she dreaming?
Fortunately its a dream. Her strength was instantly zapped away and Qing
Feng fell to the floor as her tears have covered her face unconsciously.
Mo-erâ€¦ Where exactly are you now at?
She has always thought that she would never fear anything or afraid of
anything. Her parents died tragically and left her but she was not
afraid. Her heart was only filled with hatred. She picked the scissors
and deeply cut her cheek. She did not even have a shred of hesitation and
have already long determined to die. But at this moment, she was afraid,
so afraid that she was trembling, so afraid that she choke with sobs. Her
Eldest Sisterâ€™s situation was not yet determined, her Youngest
Sisterâ€™s life is uncertain, she was afraid that if she died just like
this, what will happen to them? It was her who ruined their face, it was
her that cause her Eldest Sisterâ€™s amnesia, if she were to die now, how
could she face her parents?!
She cannot die, she must live. For Eldest Sister and Mo-er and for her
dead parents, she must live. Qing Feng raised her hands to wipe of the
silent tears that fell onto her cheeks. There is no lack of tears in this