Chapter 141 – Not living well at all
If it is a person, then they have a weak point.
Liu Qu this person had a fatal point, that was his greed for money and lust. Taking prisoner in custody, this kind of lucrative job, he often took advantage of his position to do the job like accepting bribes. If it was only this, then Chu Qing-Yan won’t have a hold over him, but this person’s greed was outrageous to the point that it could cover the sky. There were several prisoners awaiting execution that used ten thousand taels to buy back their lives. The day of execution, Liu Qu replaced the original with a fake, after all a lot of the time the person being executed had their head covered. No one would know if the person being beheaded was the original person.
And no one would have foreseen Liu Qu would dare to keep his supervisors in the dark, to achieve his goals using underhanded means and privately doing such things.
So when Chu Qing-Yan was told about this stuff, she really felt as if even Heaven was helping her.
So what if Liu Qu was Fu family’s people? She had his handle and assumed that he wouldn’t make things difficult for her.
As a result, Chu Qing-Yan brought people and walked toward the prison cell. Only that she was stopped after walking halfway there.
Chu Qing-Yan with a smile looked towards Liu Qu. “What is the meaning of this, Honorable Official Liu?”
“The royal prison’s rule, you can only bring one person with you.” Honorable Official Liu wiped away the sweat as he explained. Don’t know why whenever he saw this little consort smile at him, he would feel the hair on his body stand on end.
“Chu Qing-Yan nodded. “The rules shouldn’t be broken, this princess understands.”
As a result, she turned around and looked at everyone she brought with her and without any hesitation, pointed to Air Spirit.
Air Spirit knew medicine, so bringing him along was useful. Just in case Big Block of Ice got something from being drenched in rain that night, he could go over and help him check.
As a result, the two of them under the official’s guide slowly walked into the depth of the prison cell.
After Chu Qing-Yan’s group disappeared from the light, Liu Qu clenched his fist and ruthlessly spat. After so many years of catching falcons, he never expected to be pecked in the eyes by a falcon and still by such a young falcon.
So many years’ worth of secrets, he was frenetic and angry at the same time. But he had no other alternative, don’t know how he will explain this to Concubine Yue.
From Concubine Yue’s side comes riches, honor and future prospects, but Princess Consort Ying had grabbed onto his lifeline. Wealth versus life, of course life was more important.
The people waiting at the beginning of a flight of stairs bowed deeply to Chu Qing-Yan.
“Prison head Zhang thanks you for your trouble.” This was the person Earth Spirit and them had said received a favor from Big Block of Ice.
“Princess Consort Ying is too polite, please walk this way.” Prison head Zhang bowed to point the way.
Chu Qing-Yan nodded and brought along Air Spirit to walk forward step by step.
The nine layers of the royal prison wasn’t layer after layer that went up, rather layers that went down.
It didn’t have light. It was darkness.
The more you went down, the quieter it was. Besides the sounds of footsteps that echoed back in this sealed space, there was only the sound of water dripping making ‘drip’ sounds.
This royal prison was eerie, dreadful and cold.
Chu Qing-Yan gripped the handkerchief tightly and looked at this dark and forbidding place. Her heart clenched up for no reason.
Was this the place Big Block of Ice is staying in?
It was hard to imagine.
Outside rumor said, the most fearful places under the sun were only among these three, casino, harem and the last was the prison cell.
Air Spirit saw her expression change slightly, and couldn’t help but say. “In fact, this place isn’t that bad, this person had stayed with His Highness at the border for so many years. The battlefield is the real place that is cruel. His Highness had eaten so much bitterness and hardship that this little with regards to him isn’t much.”
“En.” She knew Air Spirit was trying to comfort her, but when she heard his explanation, her heart felt even worse. She could only answer without thinking it through.
Until prison head Zhang said. “We have arrived.”
She suddenly lifted her head and walked to the end. It was a prison cell by itself. Ice cold and pitch black iron bars, each and everyone of them was vertical, blocking the way. Inside was the person she thought of every day and night.
A black colored figure sat on the floor, his head lifted up to look at the wall. His posture was casual as if he wasn’t in the gloomy prison cell, rather like he was sitting in a pavilion relaxing languidly.
Chu Qing-Yan looked at him as myriad thoughts welled up from her heart.
Big Block of Ice, in fact you aren’t a bit strong. Look at you wearing such thin clothing, making your body look very lean.
Big Block of Ice, in fact you aren’t living well at all. Your father the emperor is biased and heartless. Your mother empress is strict, cold and detached. From childhood, you never enjoyed the feeling of being loved dearly.
Big Block of Ice, in fact you aren’t a bit cold-blooded and ruthless. You are the most lonely person I have ever seen that never showed this on your face.
As if he was aware of her gaze, Xiao Xu slowly turned his head around. When he met that eyes flicking with tears that made people feel pity, his heart was suddenly jolted. Those sorrowful eyes didn’t carry pity, rather it was tenderness.
For the first time besides Grandpa retired emperor and master, he saw such an expression on another person when looking at him.
“You came, Qing-Yan.” This was the first time he spoke since he entered the prison.
The corner of his lips lifted up slightly. Although the mask covered his face, that moment of youthfulness made her lose her senses.
As if he stepped across something and then arrived in front of her.
When she returned to her senses, she had already rushed into the prison and fiercely hugged him.
She really wanted to sob loudly, and question why he broke his promise and didn’t return home.
She really wanted to hit him with all her strength to punish him for making her worry and afraid for him these past several days.
But she couldn’t.
She couldn’t cry right now. She couldn’t rebuke Big Block of Ice. Because Big Block of Ice was feeling even worse than she felt right now. And she didn’t want to impose such feelings onto Big Block of Ice because he was tired enough.
Xiao Xu tightened up his arms and pulled the person in his arms deeper into his embrace.
These past several days his heart was too cold, somewhat reminiscing about her warmth.
He thought she would cry, unfortunately when she left his hug, what he saw was her angry expression.
“Big Block of Ice, you are really too dumb. If at that time you let me accompany you to enter the imperial palace, now you won’t be here alone. At least there still would be me ah!”
Xiao Xu was slightly surprised, afterwards he immediately smiled. He rubbed her head, lifted an eyebrow and smilingly said. “In the prison of Western Xuan empire, men and women are locked up separately. This king doesn’t want to hear you crying in the middle of the night like a ghost.”
Chu Qing-Yan rolled her eyes at him, afterwards she took the food box from Air Spirit’s hand and opened it. Taking out plate after plate of dishes and placing it on the table, she then handed him clean chopsticks and soup spoon.
“Although living it up in a single room with bed and table, the conditions are pretty good, but the meals are definitely not as good as the ones in the manor! Quickly eat, quickly eat! Otherwise you’ll waste the thoughtful heartfelt intent I brought.”
Xiao Xu looked at her urging expression, his heart was slightly moved. This time was an unusual period. She could smoothly enter the royal prison, she must have expended a lot of energy. Xiao Xu did not refuse and accepted the chopsticks. Although he had just had lunch, he still didn’t want to refuse her thoughtfulness.
Air Spirit looked at the two people interacting harmoniously and rubbed his eyes in disbelief. Just now, that little consort that was about to cry changed into a crafty young lady in the blink of an eye.
And when he was lost in thought, the little consort called him. “Air Spirit, in a while after His Highness has eaten you will help check him over and see if he caught a cold.”
When Air Spirit felt his pulse, Xiao Xu asked. “Is everything alright in the manor?”
Chu Qing-Yan used her strength to nod. “With me there, you can feel assured.”
Even if it was not good, at this moment it must be good. She didn’t want Big Block of Ice to be worried about the things in the manor.
“Big Block of Ice, with the matter this time, do you have any thoughts?”