- The Unparalleled Spiritual Doctor: Demon Emperor's Defiant Love
- Chapter 218 - Interrogating Ye Yuxuan
Chapter 218: Interrogating Ye Yuxuan
“Did the Imperial Noble Consort Xi inform you about the treasure map and your grandfather?” Although Dongfang Que’s gaze was laced with slight disappointment, he still pretended as if he were not affected as he asked her this question.
“She told me.” Ye Jiuge nodded.
“You should be careful. Many people want to get their hands on the treasure map. You should not trust anyone easily, especially those masters.” Dongfang Que might as well have said that Zi Shang was a fraud.
“Alright. Your Highness, your concern is greatly appreciated.”
Ye Jiuge did not make an effort to explain.
She knew Zi Shang better than anyone. He could not possibly be an impostor.
Just then, Zi Shang suddenly said with great displeasure, “Does this brat want to die?”
Although he could now materialize in human form, it would still be inappropriate for him to accompany Ye Jiuge to the imperial harem’s residential quarters. Therefore, he hid inside her imprint.
He’d never expected to catch them red-handed. He’d made the right decision by coming here.
“Don’t mess around,” Ye Jiuge admonished hurriedly.
She’d more or less noticed Dongfang Que’s feelings for her. However, she did not take them seriously.
Leaving aside Zi Shang, who was a possessive hindrance to the development of their potential relationship, she and Dongfang Que would never be lovers—even if Zi Shang did not exist.
Dongfang Que was not her type.
He was not aware that Ye Jiuge was secretly having a mental conversation with Zi Shang. He even told Ye Jiuge very sincerely, “No matter what happens, you can come to me if you need me. I will stand by your side forever.”
He might as well confess his love.
“Thank you very much. I will turn to you for help if I need it. It is getting late now, so I shall take my leave.” It was quite apparent that Ye Jiuge had given Dongfang Que the brush-off.
Since it was impossible for them to have a romantic relationship, she should not give him false hope. Ye Jiuge bade him farewell without any intention of stringing him along.
Dongfang Que stared at Ye Jiuge’s back for a long time as she walked away, before sighing softly.
Although he could already guess that Ye Jiuge did not have any feelings for him, he still felt dejected that she’d left without any hesitation.
“Your Highness?!” Lady Hongxiu’s face was full of worry.
It did not take Dongfang Que long before he recollected himself. He instructed Lady Hongxiu, “Pass this message on to the others. I want them to protect Ye Jiuge and ensure her safety at all costs.”
Although Ye Jiuge had rejected him, he still did not want anything untoward to happen to her.
After Ye Jiuge returned to her residence, she summoned Zi Shang, “Come out. I need you to do me a favor.”
Shortly after, Zi Shang materialized from her imprint. He landed in front of Ye Jiuge, grinning as he asked, “Your wish is my command. Even if your request puts me in extreme danger, I will not think twice!”
He was extremely pleased with Ye Jiuge when she’d rejected Dongfang Que.
“I plan to meet Ye Yuxuan tonight.” Ye Jiuge’s expression was grave.
Although she already had a hunch that Ye Yuxuan had something to do with her grandfather’s disappearance, he was still her biological father, no matter how despicable he was.
If he did not cross the line, she would not treat him too harshly.
Be that as it may, this concerned her grandfather’s safety, so she had no choice but to see him.
However, if she wanted to weasel some information out of Ye Yuxuan, she needed Zi Shang’s help.
“No problem.” Zi Shang nodded without any hesitation.
That night, the moon was lonely. Stars were sparse in the vast, dark sky.
Ye Yuxuan locked himself in his room, drowning his sorrows in booze. His usually genteel mannerism was absent. Instead, he seemed extremely miserable. He did not know what he’d done wrong to end up like this.
At first, he thought that disowning Ye Jiuge had been an excellent move. He’d wanted to rid of this horrid, rebellious daughter.
He’d never expected Ye Jiuge to turn the tables after being forced into a corner and become the hero who took down the Black Magic Practitioners.
On the other hand, he’d become a laughingstock. Even Emperor Xuanwu was rubbing salt on his wounds. He’d conferred a new plaque with the inscription ‘Ye Jiuge’s Residence’ to Ye Jiuge. He was encouraging her to go against him!
The more Ye Yuxuan thought about it, the more upset he felt. He could not help but take another swig of wine.
At that time, Song Bai walked into the room with soft footsteps. He reported cautiously, “Old Master, Madame said that she feels ill. She requests your presence.”
“If she is unwell, then she should send for a physician. She should not disturb me for every single problem!” he shouted at Song Bai. As Ye Yuxuan was already slightly intoxicated, his face was swollen and red.
“The physician said that the cause of Madame’s discomfort is depression. She needs to take things easy,” Song Bai replied with a long face.
Ever since Old Master had sent Second Miss away, Madame had been crying her eyes out every day. Unfortunately, Old Master treated her with loathing. Even though some time had passed, he had not visited her residence.
As their servants were caught in the middle of this awkward situation, both sides were making things difficult for them!
“I want you to tell her that if anything untoward happens to the child in her stomach, she is as good as dead,” Ye Yuxuan said ruthlessly.
If not for the sake of the unborn child, he would have divorced Su Yufeng and told her to get lost.
Song Bai never thought that Old Master would treat Madame so heartlessly. He did not dare to continue the conversation. His heart pounded as he left the room.
Ye Yuxuan still felt angry, so he seized his wine cup and violently flung it at a wall. He screamed furiously, “B*tch! Ignorant woman!”
In the past, he’d thought that Su Yufeng was a clever lady. He’d never expected her to be dumber than a pig. He’d made an error in judgment.
“If she is an ignorant woman, then you must be more even brainless,” a cold voice rang out.
“Who?” Ye Yuxuan looked around angrily. To his surprise, he saw a slender figure wearing an azure dress standing beside the mahogany window.
Her black hair was fashioned into the simple Spiritual Snake Hairstyle and adorned with a pearl hairpin. A few loose strands of hair fell on either side of her pale cheeks.
Her eyebrows were dyed royal purple. She had naturally seductive eyes and well-shaped facial features. Spiritual Energy oozed from her body. It was as if she were a goddess who’d descended to the mortal realm.
“Qiaoqiao!” Ye Yuxuan cried out involuntarily. He was so drunk that he was not thinking straight.
“You have no right to mention that name,” Ye Jiuge replied stiffly.
Ever since she’d found the pill that could have saved her mother’s life in a secret compartment in his study, she’d known that her reprehensible father’s love for her mother was entirely fake.
“Oh, it’s you.” Ye Yuxuan’s muddled brain finally regained some clarity.
The young lady in front of him was not his first wife, Yun Qiaoqiao, but his unfilial daughter, Ye Jiuge.
“Why are you here?” Ye Yuxuan yelled at her fiercely. He already knew that there was no possibility that Ye Jiuge would accept him as her family. It was apparent that she approached him as a hostile visitor.
“Let me ask you, did you have a hand in my grandfather’s disappearance?” Ye Jiuge got straight to the point. She did not bother to speak politely to her horrible father.
“What are you talking about? How could I be involved with your grandfather’s disappearance?” Ye Yuxuan raised his voice, similar to a provoked fighting bull. He glared at Ye Jiuge.
Ye Jiuge could see that he was very feeble-minded. Therefore, she continued to lock eyes with him in a confrontational manner.
Cold sweat slowly formed on Ye Yuxuan’s forehead. That face, which bore a remarkable resemblance to Yun Qiaoqiao, exerted a significant amount of pressure on him.
Ye Yuxuan swallowed. He could not help but avert his eyes guiltily.
Suddenly, he discovered that there were three shadows on the ground where the candlelight was dim.
That extra shadow stood beside Ye Jiuge.
Ye Yuxuan jerked his head upward. However, nobody was standing beside her.
He thought: Wait a minute. Something’s amiss!
All of a sudden, an alluring, demonic face flashed in Ye Yuxuan’s mind. He was immediately shaken.
That shadow beside Ye Jiuge must be that skilled master, Ye Zi.
Ye Yuxuan was about to open his mouth to interrogate Ye Jiuge, but he was frightened by the shadow, which pounced on him without warning.
The very next moment, he stood rooted to the ground, unable to move his body.