Evil Emperor's Wild Consort - chapter-288
Yin clutched his sword, knelt to the ground, and replied as though he had
no fear of death.
He was once an orphan and if it were not for the fact that his master had
saved him, he would have long been dead in a foreign land. Now that he
had a chance to repay his master’s kindness, he was perfectly happy to do
whatever it takes.
At this moment, Master Xia’s face was as gloomy as a sky filled with dark
clouds. His shot a stern glare at the man who knelt before him and
bellowed, “Are you certain? You were the only one behind all of this?”
Yin lowered his head, and replied with an icy look in his eyes, “This
matter has nothing to do with the Second Master. I, Yin, am willing to
“Great, just great! Then I, the Master of this house, would like to ask
you this, what grudge have you held against the Gu girl that would cause
you to orchestrate her death!” Master Xia spoke with an ashen face and
flung his sleeves in fury.
He knew that Xia Qi was somehow involved in this matter but without
evidence, as Master of the family, it was hard for him to implicate him.
Otherwise, his actions would enrage the entire family, especially since
he had just completely disregarded the rules and shielded Gu Ruoyun. Many
were already dissatisfied with this decision.
Luckily, Gu Ruoyun really wasn’t the culprit behind Xia Ying’s poisoning,
otherwise, the consequences would have been unthinkable!
Yin sharply replied, “I have no grudge towards her, but I have been
spying on the Hundred Herb Hall for a very long time and have long
coveted the Hundred Herb Hall. I did not expect for Xia Ying to be so
useless, dying far too slowly. Otherwise, I would have been able to
obtain the Hundred Herb Hall when she is dead.”
His explanation was reasonable and fair, many strong cultivators would
love to spy on the pills from the Hundred Herb Hall. It was not entirely
impossible for Yin to think that way.
However, Yin’s actions greatly enraged Elder Huiyi, who had nearly made
false accusations towards Gu Ruoyun. He flung his sleeves violently and a
gust of strong wind was thrown towards the kneeling man.
Yin did not react and allowed the wind to beat against him.
“You dog of a slave! You dare commit such crimes, not only have you
cooked up wild schemes, you’ve dragged your master down with you. What is
the use in having a dog of a slave like you? Now, I am going to end you.”
Realizing that Elder Huiyi was about to attack again, Master Xia
hurriedly cried out, “Hold it! There are many holes in his explanation,
wait for me to…”
The sound of a long sword piercing through the man’s chest rang through
the courtyard, Master Xia shivered, feeling a great flame bursting
through his chest. The sound was like an endless chill, dispersing into a
thick cold air.
“Xia Qi, what have you done?”
Xia Qi retracted the chill in his eyes and slowly pulled out the long
sword that was lodged into the man’s chest. He calmly smiled, “Yin has
committed an offense against his superiors. We cannot let him off so
easily. Please do not mind us, Lady Gu. The Xia Family has never harbored
ill intent towards you.”
Master Xia’s elderly features darkened in his anger, “Did you not hear me
when I ordered for Elder Huiyi to stop?”
Upon hearing this, Xia Qi raised his head enquiringly, “I heard it. But
father, your orders were directed towards Elder Huiyi, were they not? I
thought that you had intended for me to punish him myself. So I did it.
If I have done wrong, I am willing to accept the punishment. Please do
not jeopardize your health with your anger, father.”
Seeing the rage on Master Xia’s face, Elder Huiyi quickly tried to
neutralize the situation, “Master, seeing as the main culprit is already
dead, let this matter slide. The Second Master did not mean it. Besides,
due to Yin’s actions, not only have we created false accusations against
an innocent person, we’ve almost brought harm upon the Young Master.
Anyone would have gotten angry at this, the Second Master was probably
unable to control his anger and reacted in this manner.”