“Get to it now,” Yun Ruofeng’s men immediately left to begin spreading the rumour across all of Beimin.
Yun Ruofeng’s white robes fluttered in the wind as he looked up at the starry night sky. “Nanzhao’s Eldest Imperial Princess, the Western Region’s Imperial Princess, and Beimin’s Princess Consort Hao. Those proud Western Regioners would never allow someone else to take control of their Imperial Princess, and Beimin’s stubborn officials wouldn’t allow that to happen to a Princess Consort either.”
All I have to do now is wait for Pei Qianhao’s reaction. If he’s uncertain of how to proceed, it means that he’s unfaithful to Lan-er. If that’s true, Lan-er has no reason to stay with him! Yun Ruofeng smirked at the thought.
Pei Qianhao, you chose this path. You were the one who forced me to do this.
Yun Ruofeng’s surviving men worked extremely quickly, and by the next morning, the rumour had already spread to various locations in Beimin. Everybody from court officials to commoners had heard of it, and it wasn’t long before it spread like wildfire to the other nations of the Central Plains, and the Western Region.
“Nanzhao’s previous Eldest Imperial Princess, Ning Rulan, was quite the character! Do you think it’s true that her soul took over someone else’s body?”
“Who knows? We should believe it to be on the safe side!”
“If it’s really true, Ning Rulan’s behaviour may threaten Beimin soon! Is she assisting Nanzhao to become the leader of the Central Plains? Maybe she’s even planning to be a female monarch?!”
A child ran up to the men who were talking and yelled, “I saw tons of monks and daoshi entering the capital!”
The commoners couldn’t help but be shocked, and an old lady suddenly spoke out. “Are they here for an exorcism? If it really is Ning Rulan, an exorcism would effectively get rid of her soul. But what does that mean for Princess Consort Hao? Who does Prince Hao actually love?”
A plump lady then said, “Auntie, Ning Rulan is in the body, so of course Prince Hao loves her! Princess Consort Hao would turn into a different person if the soul is gone!”
“That’s right, but does this mean that Prince Hao will divorce the Princess Consort? Taking over someone else’s body is something only evil spirits do!”
At this point, the group of monks and daoshi made their way across the capital with a group of commoners tailing them. Within the hour, the entourage arrived at the Prince Hao Residence.
The guard at the door stood stock still, ignoring the entire group.
One of the senior monks said, “We would like to request an audience with Prince Hao. There is something we would like to discuss with him.”
The guard at the door was already aware of the rumours, but not only was he loyal to Pei Qianhao, he respected the Princess Consort as well! It doesn’t matter even if it is really Ning Rulan’s soul in her body!
Thus, he didn’t bother to engage with these people. His job was to guard the door, and even if his master was away, he would not allow people in so easily. They can’t possibly try to barge in if we insist on keeping the entrance closed, right?Previous Chapter Next Chapter