I’m posting this chapter earlier as I’m going to sleep soon.
Over 4,600 words.
This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.
“Mu Feng?” Looking at Su Mu Feng’s deep eyes, Gu Yue Xin only felt like she was in an ice hole, she could not help but shivering slightly, and lowering her head, Gu Yue Xin did not dare to look at him.
Squatting down by the side of Gu Yue Xin, Su Mu Feng was gazing at the side of Gu Yue Xin’s beautiful face, he asked with a low voice: “Aunt Xin, all the things that you said, was it really true?”
Even though his voice was very low, Gu Yun could still see from his surprise and uncertain face that he was not willing to believe it. This was a person’s expression that should not know anything at all, but the first time that Gu Yue Xin saw Su Mu Feng’s expression, she was alarmed and concerned, what was she worry about him?!
Gu Yun’s pair of cold eyes were watching closely at Su Mu Feng and Gu Yue Xin, as she did not want to miss any of their expressions. Nevertheless, after Zhuo Qing heard this so called hypnosis method, she was looking pensively, sinking into her own deep thought.
“I……” Gu Yue Xin hesitated for a moment, after that she nodded her head strongly, and answered coldly and firmly: “It was really true.”
Su Mu Feng whose face was always indifferent, finally changed, a person who had never taken an initiative to touch other people, grabbed Gu Yue Xin’s shoulder, lowly roared: “Why did you want to do this?”
The tears on her eyes started to spill, Gu Yue Xin was breathing deeply, and simply did not let the tears to fall. Lightly pushing aside Su Mu Feng’s hand, Gu Yue Xin lowly sighed and said: “Mu Feng…… I am only protecting you! You return to the Gu’s family house, ok, do not stay in the capital.”
Speaking with regard of losing his mother when he was a child, Aunt Xin was just liked his mother, he could not accept that Gu Yue Xin would kill people in order to protect him. Even though he also felt that those young ladies’ methods in handling things made people to be hateful and…… fearful, but he had never thought that they should die ah.
“I do not believe that you will do something like this!” Gu Yue Xin was staring in a daze at his glance that was still not willing to believe her, Su Mu Feng did not know what he should speak either?! He did not want this kind of protection!! He was not willing to believe it even more, the Aunt whom he respected, would unexpectedly kill people, and she also used this kind of cruel method!! This was impossible!!
Avoiding to look at Su Mu Feng whom she loved dearly, Gu Yue Xin shouted in a loud voice: “I did it, you go, ok, go immediately!” Looking towards Dan Yu Lan, Gu Yue Xin suddenly got up, and raised her head to call out: “I have already admitted the guilt, take me to the prison, ok, I do not want to see him!!”
Su Mu Feng felt like he was met by an electric shock, and stared blankly at Gu Yue Xin who was in front of him, his body was suddenly ice cold. Gu Yun discovered it sharply, his eyes suddenly flashed through a trace of superior, gloomy and cold, but they were quickly restored to the original clear and bright expressions.
What one should say and see, everything was already said, Dan Yu Lan waved his hand, he said with a clear voice: “The criminal has already admitted guilt, somebody comes, take and escort her to the prison, wait after I report to the court, then I can convict her crime.”
“Yes.” Two bailiffs walked to the side of Gu Yue Xin, she cooperated with the two bailiffs and left the court hall, but before she stepped out of the door, she could not help to turn around to look at Su Mu Feng who was still standing expressionlessly at the side. The tears in her eyes could not be controlled anymore and they were flowing: “Mu Feng, if you still recognize me as your aunt, return immediately to the Gu’s family house, do you hear me?!” Only in that place, that he could get the best protection, how she regretted it now, she should not let him return to the Su’s family six years ago!!
Being shoved to make her move forward, Gu Yue Xin turned around again and again, and shouted to Su Mu Feng: “Go ah, go!!”
Finally, Gu Yue Xin’s voice disappeared from the Ministry of Justice’s lobby, Su Mu Feng’s eyes were at a loss, his expression was still indifference as before. Ignoring everybody who was in the law court, he was the same like when he came, and left silently, but his footsteps were not free and at ease like usual.
Dan Yu Lan did not make him stay, and let Su Mu Feng leave the law court, waiting until he already walked in a distance, Dan Yu Lan looked one glance at everyone, he sighed and said: “How do you all look at this case?”
This case admittedly had some doubtful points, but Gu Yue Xin was already arrested as the murderer, moreover, she also had the murder weapon on her and it was a match to the deceased’s wounds on the previous cases. They could also say the reason clearly, and she also admitted the guilt voluntarily, as long as she was executed, then this case was completed. The Emperor gave them one month deadline and there was only nine days left. If the murderer was not Gu Yue Xin, they were afraid that the so called real murderer would not be found, then Dan Daren would already commit a crime and be sent to jail!!
The Ministry of Justice’s people did not utter any voice yet, Zhuo Qing did not know what to think anymore, and she was silent as before. Lou Xi Yan was also only listening from the beginning to the end, he did not say any acknowledgment or opposition either, his mysterious appearance did not let people to see what he was thinking!
The probability of the civil case to be pronounced a sentence was high, and this was a criminal case, they absolutely had to pay particular attention to the evidences. All of the evidences must be completed and could not have any careless omission. This removing heart case, if one said that Gu Yue Xin was the murderer, there were too many doubtful points in it!
The inside lobby of the Ministry of Justice was somewhat too quiet, Gu Yun advanced one step, with a clear voice, she said: “I think there are still some doubtful points!”
Dan Yu Lan straightforwardly smiled, and said: “Miss Qing, there is no harm in saying what you think.” He already guessed earlier, she was not the type of person who worked half heartedly, as a matter of fact, he, himself, appreciated this young miss’ reason?!
Gu Yun lightly knitted her eyebrows, turned around to look one glance at Dan Yu Lan, there was only nine days left. His sentence that let her say what she wanted to say, it was extremely possible that they would not be able to catch the murderer, then the person who would be sent to prison would be him! This kind of bearing made her to admire him unavailingly, she would definitely catch this murderer!
Walking to the middle of the hall, Gu Yun brought up her own doubtful points one by one and explained: “First, in order to protect Su Mu Feng not to harass and kill people, this reason was a little far fetched, moreover, even though Gu Yue Xin’s martial art was not weak, but it was not very high either. If it was not due to the deliberate evacuation of half of the night patrol soldiers, she would probably be captured before she could find my room. The Prince manor’s protection was so tight, and the murderer could come in freely, it was definitely not something that Gu Yue Xin could manage. Second, even the method to kill those three people was so proficient, but she could not even say clearly the details about the murders on her own, this absolutely could not be passed by. Third, her manner to admit the guilt anxiously, perhaps, she was indeed protecting a certain person, that person could possibly…… the murderer!”
Cheng Hang took the lead to oppose: “You believe that Su Gongzi was the murderer?! I can not see it!” Su Gongzi’s blood phobia was known by the people in the Su’s family, with regard to this, the Su’s family was still looking for a lot of doctors, this was impossible to feign!!
Gu Yun shrugged her shoulders, and answered: “I did not say that he was the murderer.”
Cheng Hang did not understand even more: “You obviously said that the person whom she wanted to protect was the murderer, then was it not Su Gongzi!?” Strange, this person who was always astute, why she would say something that contradicted herself today!!
Zhuo Qing who was silent all along, finally lifted her head up, her face was anxious and she said: “If the Gu family’s hypnosis method is really so good, Su Mu Feng can probably under this hypnosis method himself, and maybe he, himself does not know the circumstances on why he has killed those people. And if the urge to kill people is because he is touched by a woman, as long as a woman deliberately touches him, he will not be able to control the urge to kill someone!”
This was a so called hypnosis suggestion, if it was really like this, so the real murderer should be that person who gave him the hypnosis!
Unable to control the urge to kill someone? This matter was very fearful, Lu Jin looked towards Zhuo Qing, and urgently said: “This is saying that he has not undertaken his task last time as Gu Yue Xin has interrupted him, if he can not control the urge to kill someone, in that case, there will still a possibility that he will attack the General’s manor again tonight?! Thus, Gu Yue Xin was so panic like that and made him to leave the capital immediately?!”
Once his words came out, everyone’s complexion who was in the law court, changed immediately, Gu Yun seemed to be very relaxed, and she smiled, then with a clear voice, she said: “Very possible! But this is merely our guesses, we have to prepare properly tonight, whether the murderer will come or not, we can only submit to the will of heaven!”
“Let me be the bait this time, ok.” Zhuo Qing suddenly asked, the next second, Lou Xi Yan who was always as steady as the mountain from beginning to end, finally lowly sighed and said: “It will not do!”
Breathing deeply and secretly, Lou Xi Yan’s complexion was restored as before, and calmly answered: “I do not agree, this is too dangerous.” It was merely Gu Yue Xin yesterday, if Ao Tian did not appear in time, Qing Mo might already sustain injuries. Qing-er did not have any martial art, this matter would be too dangerous!
Zhuo Qing anticipated that Lou Xi Yan might not agree, but she did not think that he would be actually determined like this. Zhuo Qing leaned her head to the side of his ear, and said in a low but persistent voice: “Xi Yan, there will be a lot of people who will protect me in secret, I will be alright, I guarantee!”
Lou Xi Yan’s protection towards Zhuo Qing was already very clear, if she really had any accident, he was afraid that nobody could justify it. Dan Yu Lan lightly smiled and advised: “Actually, as long as the murderer enters the General’s manor, he is impossible to escape, it is absolutely not necessary to put both of you in danger!”
Zhuo Qing turned her head around, insistingly said: “No, this time, I must untie this so called riddle of the hypnosis method!”
Lou Xi Yan knitted his eyebrows: “Can other people not able to do it?”
Zhuo Qing lightly shook her head, then Gu Yun straightforwardly said: “If there is really this so called hypnosis method, the person who can untie the riddle will be her only!”
Not only Qing was the most superior forensic investigator for the past few years, she was also a better expert in psychological education in the police department. If Su Mu Feng could really do hypnosis on people, Qing should be able to help him!
The simple black chariot looked like it was advancing to the direction of the Prime Minister’s manor in a hurry, the atmosphere inside the chariot was somewhat rigid. Zhuo Qing was sitting in one corner of the chariot, Lou Xi Yan was sitting on the other corner. Xi Yan turned his head to look towards the outside of the window, and did not pay attention to her. Zhuo Qing was breathing deeply, then she got up relaxingly, and moved to the side of Lou Xi Yan, she lightly pulled the sleeve of his garment, and said lowly: “Xi Yan…… you are angry?”
Slowly turning his head around, Lou Xi Yan faintly answered: “What do you think?!”
He was angry, moreover, he was extremely angry! Zhuo Qing withdrew her hand, did not pull the sleeve of his garment anymore. Letting her acting like a spoiled child to make him promise of her own request, she was impossible, Xi Yan also did not absorb this behavior, ok. After a very long time, she raised her hand to look towards Xi Yan who was always gazing at her, Zhuo Qing explained in a low voice: “I am very sorry to make you worry. But that murderer must be captured, his skill to kill people must be broken, otherwise, those people who have died, can not get any justice. There will be more people whose live will be threatened, I wish to find the real murderer, but I am not only blindly going to do this thing, I have the ability to deal with him! I will deploy everything properly tonight, to achieve an absolute safe plan as much as possible!”
The deep phoenix’s eyes and persistent eyes were just looking face to face like this, Zhuo Qing did not know what Lou Xi Yan was thinking, she could only hope that he was able to feel her persistence that she would accomplish this matter with confidence!!
Looking face to face for a very long time, when Zhuo Qing thought that she could not find any way to speak with him, Lou Xi Yan suddenly lowered his head slightly, a low personal smile came up, Zhuo Qing frowned: “What are you laughing at?”
Lightly holding Zhuo Qing’s sweating hand due to nervousness, Lou Xi Yan smiled and said: “Hand over the deployment for tonight to me, there is still ten more days before our big wedding, I do not want not having a bride.”
Zhuo Qing suddenly opened her eyes big, she did not dare to believe and asked: “You agree!?”
Lou Xi Yan helplessly groaned and said coldly: “Will it be useful if I do not agree?”
“It will be!” Looking at him who already agreed, Zhuo Qing finally had a feeling to joke deliberately, smiled embarrassingly and said: “But I will feel very sad, very broken heart, my own worth will degenerate completely, there is no goal in life……”
“Stop, you say it like this, can I still say no?” After letting her speak, he was done completely and quickly!
Softly pulling her shoulder, and taking her into his bosom, that time when she fell into the water, he already vowed secretly at that time, he would absolutely not make her to face any danger, or receive any tiny bit of injury. But this time, because of her perseverance, he unexpectedly made a compromise, because in her eyes, he already saw the real meaning of that sentence ‘I want to be together with you’! She had her own thought, her own willpower, what he could do for her, he must protect her carefully and should not restrict her, right!
Suddenly thinking something, Zhuo Qing lifted her head, and asked: “You have said that there is only ten more days before our big wedding day?!!” Were there only ten days? How the time went by really quick, it already passed one month In a wink!
Softly raising his eyebrows, Lou Xi Yan tenderly smiled and said: “Why? You do not like it too quick?”
Oh oh~~ The foxy smile that she had not seen for a long time, had returned, Zhuo Qing hurriedly shook her head, and seriously answered: “No, I just feel…… it is too slow!!”
Lou Xi Yan broke into laughter, this girl was able to discern what his thought from his body language more and more!!
Leaning on his bosom, listening to the relaxed and steady heartbeats, Zhuo Qing raised the corner of her mouth in relief, if she did not capture this kind of man sooner, it was really too stupid!
She was very much looking forward to the next ten days for their wedding ceremony!
Yinshi Night (between 3-5 am) at the General’s manor
The day was almost bright, there was no sound of any activity inside the room, the entire General’s manor was a lot more peaceful than in the past. The moonlight was exceptionally bright in this night, the moonlight was shown through the open window, it shined inside the room. Zhuo Qing who was laying on the bed closed her eyes slightly, but she was still able to see the circumstances in the bedroom clearly.
Feeling extremely anxious (the actual words, fear of distant water than can’t save the fire), Lou Xi Yan arranged Mo Bai who was wearing all black clothing to lie down at the top of the beam. Ao Tian was hiding inside the bed curtain, near the back of the wardrobe. Ye Mei, Qian Jing and the people from the Ministry of Justice were waiting to ambush outside the room. Gu Yun insisted to join in the bedroom, Lou Xi Yan was also anxious for Zhuo Qing’s safety, both of them were hiding inside the room together, in the furthest corner of the bedroom. He could see clearly things that could happen from here through the screen, but if they whispered to speak, it was reckoned that one would not be able to hear!
The day was almost bright, could it be that they guessed it wrongly?! Or the murderer was really not Su Mu Feng!
When Zhuo Qing and Gu Yun were guessing in their hearts, there was a black shadow swept past the side of the window, a person with a gray clothing, his face was wearing a silver mask, his meager figure was covered by the moonlight, he appeared without making any sound, his skill was very quick. Mo Bai and Ao Tian held their breaths, hurriedly exercised restraint on their breaths, this person was absolutely an expert, if he discovered them, tonight’s operation to capture him would be ruined.
The gray’s clothing man was standing in front of the window, looking one glance at the woman who should not appear on the bed, his expression was dark. Hesitating for a moment, he turned around wanting to leave.
This would not do, they could not let him run! Otherwise, even if they captured him, she could not solve his hypnosis!
Zhuo Qing suddenly straightened up her body, urgently calling out with a warmth voice: “Mu Feng, is it you?”
The back of the gray’s clothing man was rigid, he did not answer, but he did not leave either.
It was surely him! Zhuo Qing got up, and walked slowly to reach his back, but she did not stand very close, she said with as much gentle voice as possible: “Actually, when I first saw you for the first time, I liked you right away, I had to put a lot of effort tonight to be able to send Qing Mo away, I am actually waiting for you.”
The gray’s clothing man slowly turned his body around, his back was facing the moonlight, he was wearing a silver mask. Zhuo Qing could not see his face, and could not see his expression, she could only hear a deep but clear sexy voice of a man who smiled gently and answered: “You know that I will come?”
This voice…… the tone of voice sounded like Su Mu Feng, but the tone and intonation were completely different!
Zhuo Qing’s mind was tranquil, lightly shaking her head, she advanced one step, and was grabbing his wrist. While she was shaking it lightly, she was pretending to be shy and then she said: “I do not know, but I hope that you will come, the heavens hears my request in the end, you have finally come.”
Gu Yun suddenly turned around to roll her eyes, this woman did not need to be into this show like this, ok, this man who was by her side and was as gentle as the jade according to the legend, his fist was already relaxing and then tightening it again, he had been doing this for several times!!
Zhuo Qing thought that the gray’s clothing man would push her away, this would be Su Mu Feng’s normal reaction. Who would have thought, he not only did not push her away, but also put his hand around her waist, and confined her tightly in his embrace. His face was warmer, darker and he kept it close to her cheek and caressed it repeatedly. His charming voice had a trace of hoarse and scorching breath, a faint sound echoed next to her ear: “You say that you like me?”
The cold mask on his face was caressing, just felt like a snake scales on your cheek, this eerie and frightening feeling were so annoying. Zhuo Qing secretly breathed deeply for several times, then she nodded gently and answered in a low voice: “En.”
Not waiting until she recovered, the man already held her waist and carried her up, then he walked to the front of the spacious bed. Lightly putting her on the bed, soon after, his body was pushing her down immediately. Trapping Zhuo Qing in between his arms, his fingers were circling and enticing her earlobe incessantly, this man could definitely flirt! Was he really Su Mu Feng?!
Stretching her hand out with difficulty, caressing the man’s mask that was on his face, Zhuo Qing with a tender and soft voice said in a mumble repetition: “Mu Feng, I want to look at you!”
Gu Yun carefully looked towards Lou Xi Yan who could be considered very calm, she could only see that his pair of phoenix eyes were cold slightly. Even though it was at night time, Gu Yun could feel the killing intention from the ray within his eyes. She really admired this man’s rational and his profound understanding, this man really loved Qing!
The gray’s clothing man was suddenly grabbing Zhuo Qing’s hand, Mo Bai who was hiding at the top of the beam raised his guard immediately. Zhuo Qing’s heart was also frightened, and she thought that he might be angry. Who should have thought, that the man unexpectedly grabbed the mask on his own, then lifted it open confidently and at ease, then lightly threw it on the bedside at last.
Zhuo Qing could finally see the man’s eyes clearly.
The face before her eyes had a clear angle, unusually handsome, it was really Su Mu Feng’s face, but Zhuo Qing did not dare to be certain, was this person really Su Mu Feng?! During the day, it seemed that his eyes were faintly silver grayish black color, but during the night, they were unexpectedly silver grayish, his eyes were squinting and they looked like a faint smiling, his thin and rosy lips captured the oppressive trick. The cold, graceful and distinct’s manners that he had during the day, it changed into his bearing that was completely indolent like a demonic charm at this moment. This kind of him was really dazzling and it made people’s heartbeats to speed up. Zhuo Qing’s heart grew suspicious at this moment, and begun to question her own previous judgement, if under the hypnosis, it was impossible to transform his own self with this much extent. Then, was he or was he not Su Mu Feng after all, or…… Zhuo Qing pondered into her own train of thought, but the man did not allow her to dodge her thought, his hand gently pinched her chin, and the man quietly asked: “Are you willing to do whatever thing for me?”
Zhuo Qing stared blankly, and nodded her head and smilingly said: “En.”
Gently blowing the tip of Zhuo Qing’s nose, the man was caressing her cheek, while asking in a low voice: “Well behaved girl, are you or are you not willing to give your heart to me?”
The muffled voice was gentle and enticing people’s feeling with fascination, Zhuo Qing lightly raised her eyebrows, and asked: “You want my heart?”
Zhuo Qing’s answer made his expression slightly flashed, but it was very quick, he regained that demonic charm with his smile again: “Are you not willing?”
Their eyes were gazing at each other without blinking now, Zhuo Qing could see his serene and depth eyes that were wandering in the silvery light, they looked like a deep abyss. Holding one’s breath little by little, after experiencing this kind of a very peculiar thing on her own, Zhuo Qing felt that she was absent minded and dizzy for a split second. After a moment, Zhuo Qing nodded her head and said: “Fine.”
The man’s face raised a trace of excitement with a demonic unrestrained smiling expression, he straightened up to sit down, satisfyingly looking at the woman who was motionless. His hand was stretching to her belt familiarly, then her clothing was falling off very quickly. He was watching at the body of the woman who was looking at him, gently and softly smiled: “Do not be afraid, you will be free very quickly.”
The thin blade that was bright and clean was wandering on the skin, the cold sharp knife was playing across the chest, the pretty red color was following along the incision, playing across the waist, then falling into the silk cover.
Ok, I have to say that I don’t like how Zhuo Qing was acting in this chapter at all. Yes, I know that she was trying to catch the murderer but I seriously think that this method of trying to catch a murderer by seducing the guy seemed kind of low in my book. 😭😭
All the scenes between Su Mu Feng and Zhuo Qing above were very confusing, even when I was doing the translation. I was like whatttt??? They were just looking around waiting when SMF already removed ZQ’s clothing??? But it makes sense after reading the next chapter.
So technically, it was not a murder since he asked whether or not he could take the woman’s heart. He did ask for their permissions and apparently, the women were “gave” their permission to remove their hearts. 😅😅😅