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   Chapter 25 Poisoned Cat

Eight-year-old Princess: Phoenix Reborn By Lan You Ruo Characters: 8683

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Soon after Lord Zheng had left, Qin Yi walked in, beaming, "How was that, Princess? Have I done well? Now I bet that will be a lesson for those who dare to gossip."

Yun Shang smiled at Qin Yi and said, "I told you to only tell Lu. He was the eunuch who attend to my father and that would have bene enough. Why did you involve Lord Zheng instead?"

Qin Yi seated herself on the edge of Yun Shang's bed and spoke softly, "I was talking to Lu when Lord Zheng happened to hear us. Then he said His Majesty had something for you and he would stopped by. Those ungrateful minx were just gossiping about you when he arrived. I'd say they had it coming."

"I knew they would have been secretly talking about me, especially since I returned unharmed again. By the way, since we've just arrived, I'm sure lots of people will be watching our every move. We can't afford a risk. It's too dangerous. So don't go visit my mother, at least for now. Perhaps just wait for a while." Thinking of her mother, the quiet woman who had never fought for herself, Yun Shang had gradually come up of a plan. She knew what it meant to marry into the Royal Palace. Either you were adored by The Emperor, or you suffered a lonely life, alone and in pain, seeking for an end desperately. Now that she had a second chance, she had the ability and the opportunity to rewrite every miserable chapter of her previous life. There was no doubt that she would also fight for her mother's happiness.

"Princess, we've got the medicine." Bead curtains were lift and Qin Meng's voice floated into the room. "I've send them to decoct the medicine. It won't be long. Do you have everything you need in the Palace, Princess? Let me know if you need anything else and I'll get it done for you."

The smile vanished from Yun Shang's face. As soon as Qin Meng entered, Yun Shang pretended to lean weakly against the pillows and coughed. "I'm fine. I don't need anything at the moment. What's going on out there? I heard Lord Zheng scolding the maids. Qin Yi was retrieving the belongings I brought back from the Ning'guo Temple, and I was too weak to get up and ask. Can you go see what the noise was about?"

Qin Meng frowned and replied, "Is that so? I'll go find out at once." Then she strode out of the room.

The corner of Qin Yi's mouth slightly quirked up as she stared at Qin Meng with great interest until she disappeared. "Princess, I've looked around the Palace. And I've found something quite interesting, " Turning back to Yun Shang again, Qin Yi leaned forward and whispered in her ears.

"Have you indeed?" After heari

son and murder me." Yun Shang gave the order in a low and calm voice.

"Poison?" Qin Meng hurried towards Yun Shang, seeming completely confused, "What do you mean, Princess? There is no poison in this room as far as I can see. The maid had sneaked the cat into the Qingxin Hall, but the animal knew nothing and attacked you. The maid was terrified and dropped the cat to the ground by accident. Isn't that right?"

"Dropped by accident?" Yun Shang's lips curled into a sneer, "I'm not stupid. I know the cabinet is hardly high enough for a cat to fall and die. And it didn't even struggle. Qin Yi, do as you told, quickly."

Qin Yi hurried out of the room. The chamber fell silent and no one dare to speak up. Yun Shang looked at the servants in front of her coldly, and then she closed her eyes and leaned against the bedpost to get some rest.

"Princess, the Director of the Supervisory Office is here." Yun Shang opened her eyes again when she heard Qin Yi's voice. There were some more people in the room, led by a man she had never met before. Yun Shang nodded at the man as greeting, "Director of the Supervisory Office, I presume? There is something rather foul. Come over and have a look. Tell me whether the medicine is poisoned or not. And what on earth did this cat die of?"

"Yes, I will let the coroner examine the cat at once." He waved his hand at a man dressed in black behind him. The man stepped forward and took out a package of silver needles. He dipped one of the needles in the residue on the shard of the bowl. Then he crouched down to examine the cat carefully before standing and reporting to Yun Shang, "Princess, the medicine was poisoned. And the cat seems to have drunk the medicine and died."

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