OMF V11C23 Her Husband’s Recent Shenanigans

Leng Jin Yu coughed lightly. “Yes, there is that. Anyway … we should probably go and get the God of War now. Time might be of the essence.”

Bai Fen nodded. Even though she was surprised and felt that this was major news, she also wasn’t really up to worrying too much about other people’s matters right now. Her son was still out there, after all, at an unknown place with an unknown person around him who might be threatening him. Or if not that, then …

She shook her head and sighed before motioning toward the gate. “Let’s go then.” There was no use in thinking about it too much. She couldn’t solve it that way. She could only hope that this little god would be able to shed some light on what had happened.

The group of four made their way over to the Palace of War.

At this time, Qiang Yan was inside, waiting for the reports of his men and those of the Court of Justice that regularly came in. Seeing his sister walk in with three visitors, two of whom seemed familiar, he raised his brows. “Is there something new?”

Bai Fen motioned at Xiang Yu and explained the situation.

Qiang Yan nodded in turn and sighed. “It’s still Qiu Ling who is prepared the best. I presume he hasn’t woken up yet?”

Jinde shook his head. “No, unfortunately, he didn’t. I’m sure they’ll contact us as soon as he does though.”

Qiang Yan gave a hum and didn’t ask further. Instead, he turned to Xiang Yu. “Thank you for helping us. Try to remember whatever you can. If you’ve missed something, don’t feel anxious. This is already a lot more than what we had before.”

Xiang Yu nodded. As expected of Jing He’s family, outside of his father, they were all really nice. No wonder Qiu Ling liked him so much. “Then where should I start?”

“I’d say at my husband’s palace, right?” Bai Fen looked at her brother, wondering if he had other ideas.

Qiang Yan nodded. “Yes, that seems to be the best starting point. Unless you noticed something else off about him before that?” He raised his brows at Xiang Yu, quietly wondering since when he had been paying attention to what his nephew was doing. The current cold war that his brother-in-law had unilaterally started had been going on for three weeks so … that might be quite some time.

Xiang Yu tried to think about it but he could only shake his head in the end. “It’s not like I was very familiar with him or the rest of the people in the capital city so I have nothing to compare it to.”

Qiang Yan sighed. “Well, that would have been too easy. Alright, let’s just go over then and start from there. Maybe we’ll really find some clues.”

The five of them made their way back to the Heavenly Emperor’s palace. They didn’t walk inside though. Instead, everyone turned to look at Xiang Yu, clearly expecting him to take the lead from now on.

Xiang Yu felt put on the spot but he took a deep breath to calm down. This was very important! He couldn’t panic now. He had to make sure that he did his best so they could find Jing He fast. Then Qiu Ling would wake up soon and everything could go back to normal.

The little fallen god managed to gather some courage and then pointed up at the gate of the palace or rather slightly to the right of it. “He was in the study over there, next to the throne room. His father had finally left him alone to work so he made a pot of tea.” He tried to figure out whether there was anything special about that but it didn’t seem like it.

Xiang Yu pursed his lips. Actually, not much had happened at the time so he wasn’t sure what else to say. “Well … he drank some tea after that and finally got up again. When he stepped out of the study, he told his father that he wasn’t feeling well and would go to the Temple of Medicine.”

The others nodded. Rong Su himself had been able to tell them that much so this wasn’t news.

Leng Jin Yu couldn’t help but narrow his eyes though. “Xiang Yu … did he seem sick to you?”

Xiang Yu paused. Sick? Well … “He might have been a bit pale compared to usual?” It was difficult to say because Jing He was the kind of jade beauty everyone loved to look at. His skin was white in general so how could you tell when he was sick? But thinking back closely … “I actually think he might have turned a bit paler while waiting in the study. But then, he didn’t look good for much of today anyway. In fact, he was really reluctant to leave his own palace with his father in the first place.”

At this, Bai Fen and Qiang Yan exchanged a glance. They knew that Rong Su had been making trouble again but … it seemed there might be more they should pay attention to in this case. “Did something specific happen?”

Xiang Yu pursed his lips. “He was going on about some man named Duan Ming and Jing He even asked if his father wanted him to marry that guy.”

Bai Fen’s brows furrowed. She had naturally also heard about her husband’s recent shenanigans. It was one of the reasons she had come up with the idea of organizing Jing He’s wedding secretly as fast as she could. Otherwise, her husband might inadvertently ruin Jing He’s reputation with his own two hands. “Can you remember specifics?”

Xiang Yu nodded. “Of course! He wanted them to organize the Jiyi festival together so they could get to know each other and fall in love. It’s really insidious!”

Qiang Yan coughed. It wasn’t that he disagreed but … they were still standing in front of the Heavenly Emperor’s palace. If his brother-in-law heard himself being described like this, it really wouldn’t be good.

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