Chapter 1040: One Year V
The butler had been working so diligently and was infinitely loyal to the marquis all these years, but now, the marquis wanted to take the butler’s life just because of the crocodile tears shed by a gorgeous lady.
‘Haha! The marquis manor’s number is up.’
Seeing how the marquis treated the butler, the guard was no longer begging for mercy. He merely got up and walked out the door on his own after kowtowing to Zheng Tianwu like a martyr rushing to the place of execution in boundless grief and pain.
“Yuan’er is my dearest concubine. If anyone dares to treat her rudely in the future, this is the price you pay!” Zheng Tianwu helped Yuan’er to get up, his piercing eyes swept past everyone on the spot, his tone was cold and domineering.
Yuan’er’s stunning face was covered in tears. She looked extremely pathetic just like a tiny little flower that was not capable of standing against the wind and rain so it must be protected.
“Yes, Marquis.” Everyone on the spot kneeled down and answered respectfully.
“What happened to the young princess and Gong’er?”
“Marquis, Young Marquis wanted to look for the young princess, but…” The guard hesitated for a while before he continued, “It seems that the young princess has a new playmate and has not been spending time with the young marquis for quite some time.”
Hearing this, Zheng Tianwu’s face darkened, a glimmer of vicious light flashed in his eyes.
Zheng Tianwu was granted the title marquis as his father had saved the late emperor back then. Hence, the title was granted even if Zheng Tianwu did not share the same bloodline with the emperor. The title could even be inherited by descendants from Marquis Zheng’s Manor.
Apparently, the emperor was annoyed with the people of Marquis Zheng’s Manor lately. Zheng Tianwu was left with no choice but to arrange a marriage between Zheng Gong and the young princess. By doing this, he could keep the foothold of Marquis Zheng’s Manor as the emperor was Zheng Tianwu’s in-law.
The young princess had always been playing with Zheng Gong. Simply no one knew why Zheng Gong was kept out of the palace lately.
What could Zheng Tianwu do if this continued?
“Marquis, why don’t you pay a visit to the young princess so you can check out her new playmate. If her playmate is a man, you could secretly kill him. It will not stir up any conflict with His Majesty. If her playmate is a lady, there is nothing to worry about.” Yuan’er’s voice was soft and delicate, her fingers drawing circles on Zheng Tianwu’s chest.
Hearing this, Zheng Tianwu’s face softened. He reached out to stroke Yuan’er’s face as he laughed.
“You are right, let me check this out. I want to know who on earth is capable of making the young princess turn her back on Gong’er.”
At the inner court of the palace.
A luxuriously dressed young lady was sitting on a rock, staring hard at the vast azure sky. She looked irresistibly adorable.
A few servants were standing quietly behind the young lady like statues.
“Your Highness!” A hurried voice broke the silence.
The young lady could not help frowning as she looked at the servant who rushed behind her, annoyed.
“Why are you shouting?”
“Your Highness, Young Marquis Zheng is here again.”
The young lady’s calm face changed after hearing the name.
“Why is he here again? Get him out of here! I hate him!”
Had it not been for the emperor not allowing the princess to treat Zheng Gong rudely, she would have thrown Zheng Gong out each time he stepped into the palace.
It seemed that the more the princess held herself back, the more intense things went.
‘This bastard treats me so flippantly, but ironically, I am supposed to marry him? I will never marry that bastard!’
“At your command, Your Highness.” The servant paid her respect to the princess and walked out.
The princess got up and stretched her body lazily. Seeing a lady coming her way from afar, her eyes lit up. She walked over with a bright smile on her face.