Chapter 361 - 361 Ye Siming Won't Allow Nuo'er to Be Slandered
361 Ye Siming Won’t Allow Nuo’er to Be Slandered
Gu Nuo’er’s voice was soft as she asked, “Elder Sister Song, I think this jade pendant looks like a very ordinary piece. How can it be my fifth brother’s? What if it belongs to someone else?”
Song Youyun looked at Gu Nuo’er and said through gritted teeth, “This coiling dragon jade pendant was left behind by the fifth prince’s mother. Back then, the emperor had casually rewarded his mother with this in view that she had been through great hardship in giving birth.
“Therefore, His Highness treats it as a precious item and wears it every day. This must be his. There’s no mistake. Little Princess, don’t argue on His Highness’s behalf.”
Gu Nuo’er widened her watery eyes even more. “Eh? Now that you mention it, I feel even stranger. Even I, as the biological sister, didn’t know that Fifth Brother liked this jade pendant so much.
“You’re not related to Fifth Brother at all. Why do you know so much about him?”
Song Youyun’s face turned pale.
This was bad! She had fallen into the girl’s trick!
She had actually fallen into a trap with just a few words!
The surrounding officials felt that what the child said made sense.
The fifth prince was someone who kept a low profile and usually didn’t have much of a presence. He lived in seclusion and rarely came out.
How would ordinary people know that he often wore this jade pendant?
She didn’t expect Song Youyun, a young lady from a noble family, to know so much.
The way everyone looked at Song Youyun changed.
General Song cursed in his heart.
He quickly gave his son, Song Qiyuan, a look.
Song Qiyuan stood up to help her out. “Princess, my elder sister only wants to seek justice for her maidservant, Little Min. She’s just telling the truth about what she knows. Please don’t be so aggressive and harm my sister’s innocence.”
Gu Nuo’er pouted, looking a little unhappy.
It was really the Song Family’s tradition to push the blame onto others!
At this moment, someone slammed the wine cup on the table.
With a crisp clang, the wine cup and the bowl beside it, which was used for eating, shattered.
Everyone looked in the direction of the sound.
Marquis Yongye, Ye Siming, stood up slowly. His thin and long eyes were cold and arrogant. At this moment, there was a hint of laziness in his eyes after drinking.
However, his eyes were clear and he didn’t look drunk at all.
He raised his eyebrows and looked at Song Qiyuan. “Song Qiyuan, you’re accusing the princess of being aggressive before the matter is clear. Who gave you the guts to do so?”
Song Qiyuan got angry when he saw Ye Siming.
Ye Siming had stolen his limelight and now he wanted to embarrass him in public?!
Song Qiyuan faced Ye Siming’s direction and gritted his teeth. “Marquis Yongye, what do you mean?”
“What do I mean?” Ye Siming sneered, his gaze turning cold. “What I mean is that if you continue to say another word to bully the princess again, I can take your life now.
“In any case, when we were eliminating the mountain bandits, it was Bai Yi who saved you. You still owe him your life. If I were to take it back for him, who would dare to say anything?”
After saying that, Ye Siming pushed with his thumb and the longsword at his waist was unsheathed an inch, revealing a terrifying cold light, just like the black light in his eyes.
Those who were familiar with Ye Siming knew—
Marquis Yongye was ruthless and inhumane.
He could be chatting and smiling in the first second, then kill you in the next.
They should not provoke him.
This was the common understanding the officials had.
Song Qiyuan was so angry that his chest heaved. He wanted to say something, but he was in the wrong and couldn’t say anything.
Song Youqing, who was beside him, quickly tugged at his sleeve, indicating that he shouldn’t stand up for himself now.
Only then did Song Qiyuan apologize to Gu Nuo’er. “Princess, please forgive me. I was rude just now and offended you!”
Seeing that Ye Siming had already stood up, Gu Yihan, the Grace Defender Duke, Noble Consort Qiao, and all of Gu Nuo’er’s older brothers, who had wanted to flare up just now, silently restrained their expressions.