Chapter 25: No heir and as good as waste

Housekeeper Cao is a kind person, but he doesn’t know what Lin Chujiu’s real situation… …

For Lin Chujiu, whether Lin Family Mansion’s servants are humane or not, it’s still the same. After all, if their master dictates it, they wouldn’t hesitate to follow their order and kill her.

But now, Lin Chujiu has decided to stay under Xiao Tianyao and do her best to this world. Moreover, it’s not like she could still stay around the Lin Family. She and Lin Furen (Madam) had confronted each other. She also took a large sum of money to her as her dowry. So, Lin Furen (Madam) will never leave her alone.

Lin Chujiu wouldn’t let the Lin Family’s servants stay by her side and let Xiao Tianyao doubt her again. She would rather not do anything. Anyway, the Crown Prince is her father’s future son-in-law. So, he definitely wouldn’t side with her. He might even use her as a sacrifice and ask her to kill Xiao Tianyao.

And instead of making the people in Prince Xiao’s Mansion confused. It’s better not to meet those people and let them see that she is still close to her stepmother and she still the vicious eldest miss of Lin Family.

Lin Chujiu refused Housekeeper Cao’s good intentions so that he would send back those people right away. Of course, when she sent them back she should make a big noise. So that those people who love to watch a good show will start gossiping that the people Lin Furen (Madam) had arranged as part of her eldest daughter’s dowry were refused by Prince Xiao’s Mansion.

When Housekeeper Cao heard Lin Chujiu’s words, his face looks so surprised.

Housekeeper Cao had aged a lot, but he hasn’t seen any young lady that after getting married had started to fight their own family. This girl doesn’t act like the usual eldest miss of Lin Family.

Since Lin Chujiu had said so, he didn’t try to persuade her once again. Before, he tried to advise her because Lin Chujiu save his son, Cao Lin. But, that was only his selfish thought.

Although Housekeeper Cao couldn’t say thanks on the surface, but he could secretly help Lin Chujiu beat her four dowry maidservants if they are not willing to serve her first this time.

Lin Chujiu doesn’t know that, but her eyes got pleased when she saw her four dowry maidservants obediently clean up the new room, fetch some water and even prepared her foods properly. Lin Chujiu couldn’t help but think: Lin Furen’s (Madam) influence is still incomparable to Xiao Tianyao.

If Lin Furen’s (Madam) maidservants had done a good job from the start, she wouldn’t find fault with them. Lin Chujiu’s request is not too much, she doesn’t need maidservants that are willing to die for her or treat her as their master. They can even treat her as their friends or sister. As long as those maidservants don’t drag her down, she will even ensure the quality of their life.

As long as they wouldn’t do something like climbing Xiao Tianyao’s bed, she’s willing to accept them.

Finally, Lin Chujiu was able to soak herself in a bath. Then she eats and drinks a bowl of ginger soup. After that, Lin Chujiu lie down on her bed with full of spirit and happy face.

This is life!

Although she got an injury to her left shoulder, Lin Chujiu still thinks that this is her most comfortable life since she came to this world… …

Lin Chujiu’s day passed by comfortably, but not for Xiao Tianyao. Although Prince Xiao’s Mansion had announced that both Prince Xiao and Princess Xiao was still in shocked because of the incident and need to recuperate. Xiao Tianyao didn’t get a chance to rest… …

*

Early morning, Prince Xiao’s guardsmen dragged out the dead body of those assassins and placed them neatly in front of the gate of the Judicial Court.

In addition to those body, they also placed hundreds of arrows and crossbow. Although they don’t have a mark name, those people who have eyes could see and recognized that those things are from the military. And if the military didn’t personally took them out, then who else could it be when no ordinary people could take them.

Everyone knows, that in the East Country there is a law that is stating that no one is allowed to have possession of private weapons and any related materials which the Government doesn’t control. So, most ordinary people couldn’t access them easily.

And with all these body, arrows and crossbow, Prince Xiao’s Mansion issued a complaint and sued the senate, provincial governor, imperial army commander and chief of eunuchs.

In short, anyone that can be linked to those dead bodies that easily entered Prince Xiao’s Mansion wasn’t spared. All 38 pages of the report and 30 pages of the list of names that was involved was sent to the office of Judicial Court.

Prince Xiao’s Mansion reported that those people neglected their duties and help those assassins to possess military weapons, disobey the law and plan to murder Prince Xiao.

Prince Xiao Mansion’s had written 18 charges. Each charge was enough to destroy and kill three generations of their family.

Witnesses, evidence and detailed report were all presented together to the Judicial Court. With these things, Prince Xiao’s Mansion doesn’t need to open their mouth and just believe to the court to give Prince Xiao a fair treatment for protecting the country and doesn’t injure his heroic deeds.

Xiao Tianyao’s actions are very tricky and ruthless. He did not only put himself on a high grounds of justice but also unmasked the emperor’s face. He keeps him in the dark so that he wouldn’t do anything.

*

“Fourth, you are so ruthless!” The emperor was so angry and sweep away all the report above his table. But still, he didn’t get satisfied, so he grabbed the ink stone and throw it to the person that was kneeling in front of him. “Get out!”

*Bang*

That person was badly beaten, but still, he didn’t dare to utter a cry and just clutch his head. In just one glance,  you will see that he is wearing official clothes. That person is the exact governor that Xiao Tianyao sued.

In just one night, his military power will come to an end just because those assassins came to kill Prince Xiao.

“Your majesty, please calm yourself.” The emperor’s personal eunuch carefully leaned forward. “Prince Xiao is now crippled, he won’t be able to walk for all his life and he has no heir. So, there’s no need for your majesty to get angry to a waste.”

The emperor’s personal eunuch specifically mentioned the word “waste”. He knew very well how the emperor love to listen to that word. After all, that is how he called Xiao Tianyao in private. The governor that was kowtowing in front of the emperor also secretly called Xiao Tianyao ‘Prince Waste’.

Sure enough, when the emperor heard that word his face turn a little better. But still, he sighs and said: “But those useless assassins can’t evil kill a waste. Doesn’t it simply show that a waste is even better than them.”

“The emperor’s anger this time is understandable. After all, who would have thought that aside from Prince Xiao’s guardsmen, he have another strong force kept in the dark? Although we lost this time, we were able to found out Prince Xiao’s trump card. So, next time… …” The emperor’s personal eunuch started laughing: “Next time, he won’t be so lucky.”

“You’re right … …” When the emperor heard his words, he finally calms down. And even his lips curve into a smile: “We were able to dig out his trump card, so even if I lost a lot of my people. It’s still worth it.”

“The emperor is truly wise.” The emperor’s personal eunuch smile, then he immediately put Prince Xiao Mansion’s report and ink stone. The emperor started reading in his approval… …


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