Chapter 454 - 454 Baby Nuo, Cover Your Ears
454 Baby Nuo, Cover Your Ears
At this moment, there was the sound of a carriage braking outside the door.
Immediately after, the Court of Judicial Review’s Lord Xie’s voice sounded—
“Guard Zhang, what you said isn’t wrong, right? Did my brother-in-law really provoke the noble consort?”
Zhang Sui’s voice was cold and hard. “Lord Xie will know after seeing it yourself.”
Xie Xingli looked up and saw that it was an ordinary-looking shop.
The noble consort was such a big shot. Why would she appear here?
Could it be a trap?
However, when he walked in, he couldn’t help but hold his breath.
The emperor was carrying the little princess. The father and daughter moved in unison and looked sideways at him.
Those eyes that looked extremely similar even had a hint of cold scrutiny.
Xie Xingli then looked to the right.
Next to the beautiful noblewoman, the person who fell to the ground and couldn’t get up was the younger brother of the woman he had remarried!
When Third Zhang saw him, he couldn’t help but call out weakly, “Brother-in-law, save me…”
Save you? Go to hell!
On the way here, he had already heard Zhang Sui tell him what had happened.
Xie Xingli quickly lifted his robe and knelt down, begging bitterly, “Your Majesty, Your Highness, little princess, please spare my life! Ever since this subject got remarried, this Third Zhang…
“He had used my name to do evil outside! I’ve already taught him a lesson many times in private, but he just wouldn’t listen! Now, he’s caused such huge trouble!
“Your Majesty, please give a wise assessment. If this subject were to take responsibility for everything for him, how would this subject be able to handle it? Your Majesty can punish him however you want! Even if he’s sentenced to death, this subject will definitely not plead for mercy! He deserves it?!”
Xie Xingli’s explanation removed himself completely.
This was understandable. After all, at this point, who would dare to go against the emperor in public?
Previously, many officials had been tortured to death after offending the little princess. He was unwilling to be as blind as they were!
Third Zhang was lying on the ground. When he heard Lord Xie’s words, his eyes widened. “Brother-in-law! You, how can you…”
“Shut up! I’m not your brother-in-law! Your sister is my second wife, not my first wife! Moreover, you share the same mother but have different fathers. In terms of relationship, she can disown you as her younger brother!”
After Xie Xingli finished speaking, he stopped looking at Third Zhang.
He only cupped his hands and asked the emperor to make a decision.
Gu Yihan raised his eyebrows and chuckled. “Xie Xingli, you’re quite sensible. You didn’t disappoint me.”
Xie Xingli’s back was already drenched in a cold sweat. He lowered his head silently. “This subject doesn’t dare to forget His Majesty’s teachings.”
Gu Yihan looked at the people on the ground. He opened his mouth and was about to give some instructions.
He suddenly thought of something.
Gu Yihan said softly, “Baby Nuo, cover your ears.”
Gu Nuo’er quickly covered her ears with her chubby hands.
She blinked her big eyes and looked at her father.
She knew that Gu Yihan was going to give out punishment again.
However, these people deserved it.
Therefore, she wouldn’t plead for leniency.
Only then did Gu Yihan give the order softly. “Then I won’t show any mercy. This Third Zhang and the head constable will be hung on the outer city wall for three days and three nights. After that, regardless of whether they’re dead or alive, they’ll be beheaded in public.
“The remaining few people are accomplices. Their crimes can be light, but they have to be punished. Let’s do as the princess says and demote them to sweep the streets. Otherwise, with their habits, wouldn’t they be harming more commoners by being constables?”
Xie Xingli immediately shouted, “Your Majesty is wise!”
After that, no matter how many times Third Zhang and the head constable begged for mercy, Gu Yihan pretended to not have heard anything and had the imperial guards drag them away.
Gu Nuo’er asked softly, “Father, can Baby Nuo put down my hands now?”
Gu Yihan laughed loudly and reached out to hold his daughter’s pinky.
“Let’s go. Father will bring you home.”