Chapter 545: Let her rest in peace
“This subordinate should be asking King Jing An this. What is your highness doing? You’ve disguised yourself as a peddler, could it be that you wish to learn the tricks of the opera to scare the emperor?” Zhui Feng narrowed his eyes as he said this with a smile.
“What this king is doing is unrelated to you. Zhui Feng, scram for this king!”
“This subordinate has the emperor’s orders to protect the princess. Wherever the princess goes, this subordinate will follow.”
Chu Shao Bai stopped the horse.
He just wanted to take Chen Ning away. He did not want to bring along this light bulb Zhui Feng to haunt him and his beloved woman!
“She no longer requires your protection anymore.” He calmly looked at Zhui Feng.
“Oh? Your highness’ meaning is……” Zhui Feng thought about it.
“She’s dead.” Chu Shao Bai said word for word.
Zhui Feng was shocked. He jumped down from the carriage, landing beside Chu Shao Bai. He was first stunned and then shook his head in disbelief.
“Your highness should not try deceiving this subordinate. This subordinate is not a three year old child.”
“You think this king is lying to you?”
Chu Shao Bai put down the whip and walked in front of the carriage, pulling aside the curtain.
“Look for yourself.”
Zhui Feng doubtfully looked inside.
Chen Ning was lying on a couch with face as white as snow and hair flowing like clouds. Her eyes were closed and she was covered in a blanket, like she was sleeping.
He revealed a smile.
“Your highness, do you think this subordinate can’t determine whether a person is alive or not? The princess is clearly sleeping…..”
His words were caught in his throat and his eyes suddenly opened wide.
Because Chu Shao Bai walked over and slowly pulled down the blanket covering her.
A bright, shining dagger was deeply placed in her chest.
She was wearing a pale blue dress and the peach blossom blooming on her chest was very stunning.
“No, impossible! She…..Princess…..This subordinate……”
Zhui Feng was lost for words.
“Do you still think this king is lying to you?”
“This, this, this……”
Chu Shao Bai’s face was very calm, but his eyes were filled with an abnormal pain. He slowly leaned forward and caressed that snow white face devoid of any blood.
“This was the Empress Dowager’s orders, this king did not dare refuse. She was personally killed by me, but she did not suffer when she died. She was still smiling because she did not believe that this king would kill her.”
His hand landed on her lips. Her lips were still slightly curled, containing a trace of a faint smile.
“Your highness, do you not love her?” Zhui Feng said in a confused voice.
How could he bear to personally kill his most loved woman?
“Yes, I do like her, even now I still like her. But the Empress Dowager wants her dead and instead of letting others kill her, I would personally do it so she could die without any pain.” Chu Shao Bai said in a soft voice.
But Zhui Feng could hear that his calm voice was filled with a deep pain.
He looked at Chu Shao Bai with a gaze of sympathy.
“Zhui Feng, she no longer requires any protection, so you can leave.”
Chu Shao Bai looked back up and his red eyes coldly looked at Zhui Feng.
“Yes.” Zhui Feng said in a low voice.
He took two steps, but he couldn’t help turning back,
“Your highness, what about you? Are you not returning to the capital? The princess is already……You should let her be buried in peace.”
“What this king wants to do, this king doesn’t need to you teach me!” Chu Shao Bai shouted. His eyes fell onto her unconscious face and then his expression and voice became softer.