C10 There Is Something Fishy
Although the madame values the Fang family, she values Su Mansion and the reputation she has built up over the years even more.
Su Zijin's words undoubtedly reminded her that no matter how much she didn't want to admit to being her direct daughter, she was still a direct descendant of Su Mansion.
Every word, action, honor, and insult, all related to the reputation of their Su Family.
Floral Feast was approaching, and everyone was staring at her, what happened today had already caused a commotion. If she did not agree with Su Zijin's request, and was spread out by someone, and sent to the palace, then her reputation that she had been doing things for so many years would be ruined.
Besides, Old Madame was sitting right next to her, so she couldn't be too biased.
Both internally and externally, today's matters must be investigated in an impartial manner.
"Bring that guard here!" With a wave of the madame's hand, Nanny Lee immediately walked out of the main hall.
Not long later, a guard in his early twenties wearing light armor and carrying a sword on his belt was brought up by two old wives.
The guard was slightly nervous and his whole body couldn't help but tremble. He stood in the corner with his head lowered, not daring to say a single word.
"But you and Concubine Faang said that there was a bandit who admitted that I was the one who planned all of this. He purposely lured Second Sister out to let them kidnap her?" Su Zijin walked slowly to the guard. Her voice was neither loud nor low, but it was full of deterrence.
"I... "I …" The guard stuttered as he looked around uncontrollably, as if he was looking for something.
"According to the law, slandering a noble is punished by eighty, and as a slave, the punishment is doubled. As for the facts, you must consider them clearly. A single word is the difference between life and death." The casual words rang in the guard's ears, as if they were striking his heart, causing him to tremble.
"Eldest Miss, you're threatening him!" Seeing that the guard's face had turned green and his forehead was covered in sweat, Concubine Faang was afraid that he wouldn't be able to hold on for much longer, so she immediately shouted.
"Threatening? I'm just saying the law so that he can speak the truth. Is that a threat? "Concubine Faang, you're so agitated, don't tell me you're afraid that he'll tell the truth?"
"I... "How could that be? What am I afraid of? I'm looking forward to him revealing the truth." Concubine Faang turned her head away guiltily, not daring to look Su Zijin in the eye. Her heart beat like a drum.
"I heard it." "Su Zijin shifted her gaze back to the pale-faced guard." Speak, tell me what you heard and tell me the truth.
As the last word left her mouth, Su Zijin's intimidating aura was forcefully suppressed.
The guards in the mansion were just servants with some skills. Under Su Zijin's pressure, their hearts tightened and their legs instantly became weak. They kneeled on the ground, drenched in sweat from fear.
He looked up and was about to open his mouth to say something when he met the vicious gaze outside the window. His heart skipped a beat.
"I clearly heard that the bandit leader had ordered the young miss of Su Mansion to tie Second Miss up, and said that he would definitely not mistreat them after everything was done. When he was captured, he even scolded the young miss, 'destroying the bridge after crossing the river'." He clenched his teeth and poured out everything that that person had said.
Upon hearing the guard's words, the unease in Concubine Faang's heart was completely swept away. She immediately pointed at Su Zijin as if she was grabbing onto Su Zijin's tail, shouting sharply, "What more do you have to say now!?"
Su Zijincong turned a deaf ear to the ear-piercing voice, she only looked down at the guard who was kneeling on the ground, and asked calmly: "Bandit Head?!" "But Loong Kai, who has two scars on his face?"
"That's right!" The guard answered without thinking.
Before she finished, everyone in the hall had looks of suspicion and scrutiny in their eyes. Concubine Faang's dignified face immediately darkened.
Before the guard could react, Su Zijin bent down and pulled out the sword at his waist, pointing it straight at his forehead. " "Bullsh * t, Loong Kai only has one scar on his face, yet your answer is only two!"
The guard did not expect Su Zijin to plot against him here. Facing the blade that was already in contact with his forehead, the guard was so scared that he fell to the ground and stammered, "I …" I... I was wrong, it was... It's one! "
"What audacity! How dare you speak nonsense in front of Old Madame!" Madame Xu, who had been silent all this time, slammed the table and stood up, "Everyone knows that Loong Kai is a bandit but cares a lot about his face. Not to mention his scar, there isn't even a blemish on his face!"
These words were like a clap of thunder, hitting the guard on the head and making him completely dumbstruck.
"The servants in this mansion are really getting more and more powerful. Even the lord dares to speak such nonsense just like that." Old Madame's low and deep voice, filled with boundless deterrence, resounded in the hearts of everyone present.
"Old Madame, spare me!" "Old Madame, spare me …" The guard understood what was waiting for him next and immediately kowtowed. It's Xiao Cui, she used my wife and children to threaten me, if I don't say it like that, I will be done for! "
"Xiao Cui? Isn't that maidservant from your courtyard? " The old mistress seemed to have some impression of this person when she thought back to him.
"Reporting to Grandmother, she's the second-rate maidservant from my courtyard, but this maidservant has a really big heart. Last night, I drugged Liu Zhu, who usually prepares dresses, and this morning I was given a set of clothes. This is the perfect contrast to the dress Second Sister wore when she went out." "Now that I think about it, it's probably been planned a long time ago." Following the madame's instructions, Su Zijin told her everything that had happened this morning.
"How could a second-rate maidservant be so capable of scheming against a master and injuring his wife and children? There must be something fishy about this. Grandmother, please clear your mind and return Zijin's innocence!" Madame Xu had already discovered the mystery behind it and immediately turned to Old Madame and the madame at the head to ask for orders.
At this point, the madame, who had been acting haughtily, became furious. She glared at Concubine Faang and gritted her teeth, "Go and capture Xiao Cui! This matter must be investigated thoroughly today! "
"Old madam, I'm afraid that I won't be able to bring her away." Nanny Lee bent down with difficulty: "When maidservant accidentally fell into the Lotus Pond, it was precisely Xiao Cui who caught it. She was busy looking for Second Miss , and did not have the time to report this matter."
"He did not stumble, he did not stumble. After threatening the guards, he had stumped. This is really strange." Now that Floral Feast is here, destroy Ying's reputation, and then frame Zijin, if she succeeded, then wouldn't my Su Mansion be useless? "
Old Madame narrowed her eyes slightly as she said this. Her astute gaze swept across Concubine Faang and Su Ying, seeming to have seen through something. She was so shocked that Concubine Faang shivered all over.
"Little girl Zijin, please explain everything that has happened today in detail. You can't miss a single word."
Old Madame's words were like the imperial edict of this family, not allowing anyone to rebel.