Chapter 980: Locked in the dungeons
“Nonsense! How could that be possible! An Le and the emperor are siblings, how could she do something silly like this! It must be a mistake! Su Jin, immediately investigate this matter properly for this widow!” Empress Dowager Zhou was filled with rage and slapped down on the table.
Su Jin trembled and looked down, kneeling on the ground without daring to move.
“Empress Dowager, this matter has already been investigated and it was the Eldest Princess. I’ve heard that the Eldest Princess was angry at the emperor for marrying the empress, so she sent a poisonous snake into the palace as a gift. She wanted to scare the emperor and the empress, but she never thought it would bite the empress. When the emperor learned of this, he flew into a rage and gave the order to interrogate the Eldest Princess. The Eldest Princess has confessed, saying that it was just a prank and she didn’t want to harm the emperor or the empress. The emperor has already locked the Eldest Princess in the dungeon, waiting to be dealt with.”
Even with Empress Dowager Zhou’s experience, her heart couldn’t help trembling when she heard this. Her body swayed slightly and she couldn’t stand still.
Su Jin didn’t care about anything else as she quickly stood up and supported Empress Dowager Zhou. She shouted in worry, “Empress Dowager!”
She supported Empress Dowager Zhou back into her chair and patted her back. After a while, Empress Dowager Zhou came back to her senses and let out a breath.
“Su Jin, was everything you just said true?” Her empty eyes looked at Su Jin as she spoke in a weak voice.
“Everything this servant has said is true, I definitely would not dare lie to the Empress Dowager.”
“But how is this possible! How could An Le do something foolish like this! This widow does not believe it, impossible!” Empress Dowager Zhou angrily slapped the table before suddenly standing up.
“You said that An Le is locked in the dungeons? This widow wants to personally question An Le and get to the bottom of this!”
She held Su Jin’s hand as she impatiently walked out.
“Empress Dowager, the emperor has given the order that no one is allowed to see the Eldest Princess. I’m afraid even you won’t be able to…..” Su Jin said in a small voice.
“This widow is the Empress Dowager, An Le came from this widow. Others can’t see her, but will this widow be unable to see her?” Empress Dowager Zhou gave a cold laugh.
“Empress Dowager, please calm yourself. This servant feels that it is better to see the emperor first to understand the situation first.” Su Jin saw that Empress Dowager Zhou was angry from her worry, not knowing what to say, so she couldn’t help reminding her.
Empress Dowager Zhou stopped from this reminder. She felt her forehead aching and her heart was beating fast.
She nodded, “Su Jin, you’re right. This widow should find the emperor first to understand everything and this widow should see the new empress.”
Su Jin’s heart tightened, but she couldn’t stop her, “Yes, this servant will have someone prepare a sedan now.”
Empress Dowager Zhou had controlled the royal harem for many years, she was only shocked for a bit, but she quickly calmed her heart. When she was sitting in the sedan, there was nothing different from normal with her.
She quickly came to the Guan Yu Palace and Empress Dowager Zhou came out of the sedan. She found that the palace was silent and there was no sounds at all.
She let out a sigh of relief.
This was because there was no crying, meaning the new empress was still alive.
Empress Dowager Zhou entered the palace being supported by Su Jin and she found that there were no eunuchs or maids inside the palace. The door to the room was left unlocked and Xiao Si was currently guarding the door with his head hanging.