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Husband, Be A Gentleman Chapter 95

Chapter 76

Chapter Seventy-Six

Pei Zhang entered the palace in the middle of the night.

The emperor waited many days for his sons to make a move. Finally one of his sons dared to unlock palace gates after curfew. He got out of bed and wore his outer robe.

‘Your majesty, seventh prince asked to see your majesty,’ an imperial guard said. ‘Seventh prince said it was important.’

‘I understand,’ the emperor said.

The emperor was disappointed it was only one of his sons.

Pei Zhang entered his father’s chamber and bowed. ‘Imperial father, have you recovered?’

The emperor feigned a cough. He didn’t believe Pei Zhang’s filial son act. ‘Seventh son, what is so important that you needed to see me in the middle of the night?’

‘Imperial father, I found out ninth brother is prepared for a rebellion!’ Pei Zhang said.

The emperor assessed Pei Zhang. He needed to see for himself if Pei Jin truly intended to rebel as Pei Zhang reported.

‘Imperial father, my guards have followed ninth brother’s suspicious activities for many days,’ Pei Zhang said. ‘Ninth brother is hiding Huang Guo’s men in his manor. Imperial father, what are you going to do?’

‘Do what?’ the emperor asked.

Pei Zhang shivered to see his father’s intimidating aura.

‘Imperial father, I have a request,’ Pei Zhang said.

‘Say it,’ the emperor said.

‘Imperial father, if ninth brother truly wants to rebel… imperial father please forgive ninth brother for his ignorant offence,’ Pei Zhang said.

The emperor narrowed his eyes.

‘Imperial father, I believe others are forcing ninth brother to rebel,’ Pei Zhang said. ‘This is why I wanted to report to imperial father so imperial father can persuade ninth brother not to commit treason. Imperial father… I don’t want to lose another brother.’

Pei Zhang was satisfied he looked like a loving and forgiving older brother.

‘Come with me to your ninth brother’s manor!’ the emperor ordered coldly.

Pei Zhang anticipated Pei Jin’s fall and death.

The emperor didn’t care about Pei Zhang’s ulterior motives. He knew he wasn’t young anymore and if one of his sons wanted to rebel then he needed to uproot their resources before a rebellion.

The emperor commanded an army of soldiers he hid nearby the palace to follow him to Pei Jin’s manor.

Pei Zhang finally understood why his father wasn’t scared of leaving the palace, his father was always secretly prepared for a rebellion.

‘Seventh son, sit in my horse carriage,’ the emperor said.

Pei Zhang shivered. Inside his father’s horse carriage he would be defenceless, his father didn’t trust him. His father was suspicious of him and wouldn’t hesitate to use him as a hostage if he was part of Pei Jin’s rebellion.

Pei Zhang obediently sat inside his father’s horse carriage. His back stiffened, his father and his father’s imperial guards sharp eyes were focused on him. The thought of Pei Jin being on the receiving end of his father’s sword comforted him.

The moment Pei Zhang stepped out the horse carriage, his father’s army surrounded Pei Jin’s manor.

Moonlight shone on the soldiers armed with swords, bows and arrows. They stood in stances ready to attack at the emperor’s command.

‘Imperial father, do you want to go inside?’ Pei Zhang asked.

The emperor was suspicious why Pei Jin’s manor was too quiet.

‘Um,’ the emperor said.

After the soldier knocked thrice on the door, a young handsome servant opened the door.

The servant rubbed his eyes. ‘What is it… why are you knocking on the door in the middle of the night… ah! Heavens! Why are there so many armed people?’

Afterward the lanterns in Pei Jin’s manor were lit and everyone rushed outside to see what was causing the commotion.

Pei Xiao Niao’s sleep was disturbed and he cried loudly.

Pei Zhang was confused why everyone at Pei Jin’s manor were in their night clothes and unarmed.

Pei Jin saw his father and bowed. ‘Imperial father? Imperial father, why are you here?’

The emperor wasn’t pleased his careful plan was wasted by waking up unarmed people in the middle of the night. What rebellion? He was suspicious why Pei Zhang dared to deceive him!

‘Imperial father, he’s hiding people inside!’ Pei Zhang said in a panicked tone.

Pei Zhang was determined to ensure Pei Jin wouldn’t escape death that night.

The emperor’s soldiers searched everywhere inside Pei Jin’s manor. There were no hidden people inside Pei Jin’s manor.

Pei Zhang didn’t know why his father’s soldiers didn’t find Huang Guo’s hidden men or the concealed weapons. It was impossible for Pei Jin to send the hidden men and weapons outside the manor undetected.

Pei Jin was kneeling but it was Pei Zhang who shivered fearfully.

Yan Shi Ning was kneeling next to Pei Jin and coaxing Pei Xiao Niao to sleep.

‘Imperial father, what is happening?’ Yan Shi Ning asked.


End of Seventy-Six

Chapter Thirty-Nine (Part 2 of 2)

The bulged green veins on the emperor’s forehead intimidated the imperial physician.

‘Your majesty, I don’t know why she’s bleeding but… she’s not pregnant,’ the imperial physician whispered.

The emperor took a deep breath, pushed the imperial physician, turned round and glared at the empress.

Most of the wedding guests didn’t understand why the emperor was angry if Yan Shi Ting was healthy.

‘Empress, do you know what the punishment for deceiving the emperor is?’ the emperor asked coldly.

The empress kowtowed in front of the emperor and cried pitifully. ‘Emperor, I was deceived too. I didn’t know anything.’

Consort Mu narrowed her eyes. She was shocked and resented the empress. Her heart cursed the empress, ‘Kang Thi, your cruelty is impressive! You can sacrifice anyone to protect your son. That’s your niece, your blood little sister’s daughter but you have no mercy!’

Yan Shi Ning and Pei Jin exchanged a secret look then they lowered their heads… they underestimated the empress’ cruelty.

Yan Shi Ting widened her eyes, stared at the empress and forgot to cry. What empress was deceived? Lies! The first person who suggested she should fake a pregnancy to force the crown prince to marry her sooner was the empress! The empress and her mother discussed the plan together!

The empress raised her head and accused Yan Shi Ting. ‘Shi Ting! Has your aunt mistreated you? Why did you deceive me?’

‘Aunt…’ Yan Shi Ting said.

‘Empress, you and Kang Hua are sisters!’ the emperor said.

The empress turned her head to face the skeptical emperor and she continued to cry. ‘Emperor, you and I have been married for many years. You know what kind of person I am. I have never deceived you. I was deceived by Kang Hua. I don’t know anything. Emperor, please investigate this situation. Xiao Lam, say something.’

The emperor looked at the crown prince. He knew the crown prince was an honest person and he wanted to believe the crown prince’s words.

Yan Shi Ting looked at the crown prince. She didn’t know what the crown prince would say. Would he save her?

Pei Lam stood still while everyone looked at him and waited for his reply.

Pei Lam lowered his head and thought deeply. Everyone was anxious but his heart was calm. He remembered Yan Shi Ting cried for mercy, a pity it only amused him. She had no relation to him. He was overjoyed she was exposed because he could escape her… but in his lifetime he couldn’t escape his cage… unless his words could find an escape for him.

Pei Lam pursed his lips, hid his joy and kowtowed in front of his father. ‘Imperial father, truly imperial mother and I don’t know anything. We were deceived by aunt’s lies.’

Yan Shi Ting looked at the crown prince who calmly lied.

‘Since I was young, aunt always wanted me to marry Shi Ting,’ the crown prince said. ‘I don’t love Shi Ting and refused to marry Shi Ting many times… but at a palace banquet Shi Ting put lust herbs into my wine. Then she threatened me… I felt helpless and agreed to marry her. Yet she’s this shameless and faked a pregnancy to ensure I marry her.’

All the wedding guests understood what happened and they looked scornfully at Yan Shi Ting.

Yan Shi Ting didn’t care how the wedding guests looked at her. She continued to look at the crown prince who was intimate with her many times. Her sky collapsed and there was only chaos.

Yan Shi Ting heard ‘lust herbs, threatened and shameless.’ Why did the crown prince lie? Why did the crown prince wanted to push her toward execution? Why did he pour dirty water on her head in front of everyone?

Yan Shi Ting stood and pointed at the crown prince and the empress.

‘No!’ Yan Shi Ting said. ‘You’re a liar! Don’t believe them!’


End of Chapter Thirty-Nine (Part 2 of 2)

Husband, Be A Gentleman

Husband, Be A Gentleman

Fu Jun You Zhe Dian, 夫君 悠着点
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Status: Completed Type: Author: Native Language: Chinese
Pei Jin is a black bellied prince. To outsiders he is a kind gentleman and always calm. Yan Shi Ning is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. To outsiders she is a gentle bred young lady and always docile. Pei Jin and Yan Shi Ning are the perfect couple but behind closed doors… Pei Jin: Wife, you’re an expert liar. Yan Shi Ning: Husband, it’s because you taught me well.


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