The Princess Consort Has A Lethal Destiny - Chapter 192
Chapter 192: Illegitimate Son
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Xie Qiao was so exhausted that she sat on the ground and did not want to move.
She lifted her hand in an attempt to wipe her sweat but suddenly recalled the makeup on her face after touching it. She could only hold back so that she would not reveal her disguise.
Xie Qiao must not faint today.
She had fainted twice before the Crown Prince, and he shouldn’t have forgotten about the incidents so soon.
What if he recognized her because she fainted again?
Xie Qiao pinched herself twice and inhaled with all of her might.
No, there was not enough air.
As soon as the black smoke faded, the people out there rushed in immediately.
Zhou Weizong and the rest surrounded Zhao Xuanjing, worried that he would lose even a strand of hair.
However, Zhao Xuanjing had his eyes on Xie Qiao. He was frowning.
Zhou Weizong said immediately, “Are you alright, Your Highness? The smoke was ominous indeed. It disappeared out of nowhere…”
Zhao Xuanjing shook his head. “I’m fine.”
What could have happened to him?
He had only entered for a moment, and the black smoke was gone. Not only that, but he had also been holding his breath as much as he could. Thus, he had not inhaled too much of the smoke.
“There’s a dead body here, Your Highness.”
Xie Pinggang had immediately gotten in and ordered people to put out the fire in the shop after ensuring that his buddies were safe. He then stared at the man in wax.
Xie Qiao was still sitting there. She was resting with her eyes closed.
Exhausted, she was too exhausted!
Xie Qiao looked bitter. The Wei parents stood by her side carefully, as if they were protecting her.
Zheng Lusheng was staring in a daze now. It was hard for him to breathe. However, he was wide awake when he saw the wax man’s dead body.
Xie Pinggang knew something was off upon noticing Zheng Lusheng’s expression. Also, he was aware that the property belonged to the Zheng family. Now that they had found a dead body at the family’s wax shop, Zhen Lusheng was naturally a suspect.
An employee who had woken up said while shaking, “I-It’s Daqiu. He had gone missing, and we couldn’t find him…”
Never had he thought the man was inside the candle!
“Daqiu? Tell me all about it!” Xie Pinggang looked at him condescendingly and menacingly with his big body, shocking that employee.
The employee started speaking immediately. “We used to work with Daqiu. He was fast in his tasks, and the boss liked him very much. He was promised a raise as well. However, he went missing one day. His wife came to find him, but he was nowhere to be found. T-The young master said that he had seen Daqiu with a lady. He claimed Daqiu had an extramarital affair, so we thought he eloped with her…”
They had even scorned Daqiu back then as they found it ridiculous he was intimate with someone out there when he had such a great wife.
Zheng Lusheng’s expression was tense.
Xie Pinggang walked to him, squatted down, and grabbed his shirt. “Brat, you did this, right? Tell me the truth, and then you’ll suffer less. Otherwise, I’ll remove a layer of your skin when we get to the Criminal Division!”
Xie Pinggang’s words were threatening.
It was scary.
Zheng Lusheng trembled. “H-He fell into it himself—”
“Ha, I don’t believe you. I’ll crush your teeth if you lie again.” Xie Pinggang looked like he was going to beat him up as he spoke.
Zhao Xuanjing watched instead of stopping Xie Pinggang. He even admired his style. This fellow would make a great oppressive official.Read latest Chapters at supernovel.net Only
Xie Pinggang’s charisma was just too scary. Zheng Lusheng peed his pants on the spot and said while shaking, “H-He was my dad’s illegitimate son…”
Old Man Zheng rushed over before he could finish speaking. It was as if a bolt of lightning struck him upon hearing that.
“What nonsense are you spewing you b*stard!? I only have one son, you! How could I have an illegitimate son!?”
Zheng Lusheng turned his head around. “I overheard your conversation with him the other day. You told him that his character was similar to yours, even more than I do! You also told him to work hard, and you would make him the shopkeeper in the future…”