Chapter 76 - Did Mu Shuzhen Fall to Her Death?
The empress didn’t give any orders, but Mu Shuzhen felt too embarrassed to not do anything.
She looked around and decided to do her usual job.
Previously, her job in the Palace Affairs Bureau was sweeping. She went to get a broom from the corner, then planned to sweep the door and steps outside the empress’s palace.
A’Yun coaxed the empress to sleep and said more nice words before coming out.
By then, Mu Shuzhen had already swept to the last step of the stairs.
“Hey,” A’Yun stood at the top and lowered her eyes coldly. “Come over here.”
Mu Shuzhen hugged the broom and looked up. She hesitated for a moment and looked around to confirm that A’Yun was calling for her.
She quietly walked up. “What’s wrong?”
A’Yun stretched out her hand without any reservations at all. “Take out the jade bangle that Her Majesty gave you.”
Mu Shuzhen was very puzzled. “This… Didn’t Her Majesty give you earrings? This jade bangle is for me.”
A’Yun sneered. “Mu Shuzhen, you really don’t understand the situation. You’re really stupid.
“From today onwards, although the both of us will serve Her Majesty together, we won’t be having an equal relationship like Wanyin and Wanxuan.
“You’re so clumsy and often mutter to yourself. What if you scare Her Majesty? Therefore, in the future, you can’t enter the main hall without my permission.
“Her Majesty is good to people, so she naturally won’t criticize you. However, my requirements are high. Since you don’t serve Her Majesty much, give me the bangle.”
At this point, she even said sarcastically, “Don’t think that you’re still the daughter of a rich family. Your father is still in prison. How can you be worthy of wearing Her Majesty’s item?”
Mu Shuzhen was angry and aggrieved. Even though she was weak and timid, she couldn’t help but retort, “A’Yun, it’s not that I’m crazy.
“I won’t scare Her Majesty either. Besides, we’re both here to serve, so why should I listen to you? Unless you get the noble consort to come and tell me this.
“If Her Highness also wants me to stay outside the hall, I’ll do as she says. You’re not Her Highness, so you can’t order me around!”
A’Yun didn’t expect her to resist.
She was instantly furious and scolded, “Mu Shuzhen, do you think you’re amazing just because you’re favored by the princess? Who allowed you to speak loudly to me?!
“The princess is only three years old and doesn’t know anything. You only got lucky. Do you really think that you’re more distinguished now?”
After saying that, A’Yun pounced forward and grabbed Mu Shuzhen’s wrist.
She wanted to forcefully pull the bangle off her wrist.
Since Mu Shuzhen was unwilling to let her do so, A’Yun pushed her a few times.
At this moment, a scream sounded.
Mu Shuzhen actually missed a step and fell down the steps.
At first, A’Yun’s face turned pale from fright.
Did Mu Shuzhen fall to her death?!
It was only when she saw Mu Shuzhen staggering to her feet in a sorry state that she realized that there were abrasions on her forehead and the jade bangle on her wrist had shattered.
Mu Shuzhen knelt on the ground, holding the broken jade bangle and feeling sad.
Only then did A’Yun reveal a disdainful expression.
“B*tch, you can’t even die.”
At this moment, the empress’s question came from the hall. “A’Yun, Shuzhen, what was that noise just now?”
A’Yun immediately restrained her expression and quickly entered. “Your Majesty, don’t worry. Shuzhen missed her footing and fell down the steps.”
The empress was shocked and quickly asked with concern, “Is it serious?”
A’Yun shook her head. “She’s fine. She’s just clumsy all the time. This servant will take good care of her.”
Empress Du felt relieved. “In the future, you two will be like sisters. It’s only right for you to take care of each other.”